Anti-Maoist poster campaign launched
As part of a multi-focal strategy to check left-wing extremism in Bhadrachalam Agency, the sub-division police have embarked on a wall poster campaign in the division.
The poster campaign by the police in the left-wing extremism affected areas of the district comes at a time when the rebels are gearing up to observe the Maoists’ ‘Martyrs’ Week’ from July 28.
The Charla police have put up wall posters titled “Shanthi Kosam” at the bus stand and other public places in the mandal headquarters town on Friday.
The posters contained pictures of those killed in Maoist violence and slogans denouncing the violent path, sources said.
It contained a specific appeal to the underground cadre to eschew violence and join the mainstream.
Another set of posters containing the pictures of five Maoists, including three top-rung leaders of the banned outfit, the trio each carrying a reward of ₹ 25 lakh on their heads, also surfaced in the name of Police Department in the busy areas like the bus stand road in Charla.
The Police Department, through the posters, declared prize money for giving information about the elusive Maoist leaders, sources added.
Meanwhile, the police intensified vigil in the interior tribal pockets of the mandal bordering Chhattisgarh to foil attempts if any by the rebels to put up posters ahead of the Maoists’ Martyrs’ Week.