New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday condemning the kangaroo courts and brutal executions being carried out by the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI- Maoist) said around 21 people have been killed in the first eight months of the year.
"The CPI-Maoist continued its violent activities across Left Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected States. Policemen and alleged 'police informers' are its targets. The number of persons executed has risen to 21 from 11 last year. Every one, who swears by the rule of law must condemn these kangaroo courts and brutal executions," said Chidambaram.
Presenting the monthly report card of the Union Home Ministry, Chidambaram also highlighted an aspect of CPI-Maoist brutality that has not been sufficiently noticed by the media or the public.
"The CPI-Maoist holds courts called 'Jan Adalats', tries the 'accused', sentences many of them to death, and executes them in full public view in order to strike terror in the hearts of the villagers. The number of 'Jan Adalats' has risen to 48 in the current year up to August 31, 2010 (from 38 in the corresponding period last year)," he added. (ANI)