Finally we came to know that Maoist leader Sashadhar Mahato was killed in an encounter. Since 10 March, photograph of a body with AK47 has been claimed by the police to be a high rank Maoist leader. Media suspected that he was Sashadhar Mahato, though police said they were trying to identify. Yesterday, 13 March Chhatradhar Mahato, the elder brother of Sashadhar identified the body.
Joint forces claimed that Sashadhar Mahato was killed in an encounter in Jamboni on
Death of Sashadhar Mahato is a case of cold blooded murder.
Recently in a ruling Supreme Court said a person could not be killed just because he was found to be the member of an illegal organization. Police or CRPF or any military or paramilitary force does not enjoy any constitutional power to kill people. Whereas joint forces want us to believe that they can kill anybody if they like--whatever they are doing is to protect us. Obviously police and other forces do not care supreme court's ruling and like to enjoy extra-constitutional power of killing.
Then how can people protect themselves?