Bhubaneswar, October 21 (LocalWire): Over a hundred people have fled from the forest-side village Dabugada in Malkangiri district after the Maoist branded them as police informers and asked them to leave.
Banished from their native place after the Praja court issued a writ to oust them, they now live in fear away from for their home.
“We are peace-loving people. We never informed the police regarding the Maoist operation.
We are being arbitrarily targeted the ultra,” a local who fled the village said on condition of anonymity.
Malkangiri collector Manish Agarwalla, however, said that the administration is yet to receive any written complaint about the incident and torture by the Praja court on settlers in the cut-off areas.
“The administration is taking up the matter jointly with the police on the specific case,” he stated.
“Their diktat reigns supreme here. A parallel form of administration rules the roost in 133 cut-off villages of Malkangiri.
We hardly find government employees paying a visit to our areas.
It’s the Maoists who have the last say in everything,” another local stated.