Mangalore, May 20: Communist Party of India (Maoist) has defended the murder of Bhoja Shetty and Suresh Shetty, which occurred in Sitanadi near Hebri on May 15 and has issued a press release in this regard.
Bhoja Shetty was involved in anti-social activities. Therefore, Peoples’ Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) has executed the decision taken by CPI (Maoist), stated the press release.
He was active in illegal timber mafia and sandalwood smuggling since many years. Meanwhile, he was involved in threatening the poor. Creating enmity between the people, not allowing them to go to the court and finally arbitrating between them by collecting money from both the parties was his main business. That is why he was murdered by PLGA, they stated.
Even though he was working as a teacher in a school, he was threatening his colleagues and was behaving like a goon with them. He had close association with Hindu fascist activists and illegal timber mafia and Bajarang Dal. He was also working as police informer against CPI (Maoist) party. Covertly taking possession of the land records of the people, raising loans in the bank by mortgaging their records and later making them pay up such loans, were all the anti-social activities of Bhoja Shetty. Even his subordinate Suresh Shetty was involved in these activities, said the release.
When PLGA members went to his house to convince him not to indulge in such activities, he tried to attack PLGA members by using sword. Therefore, PLGA members had to strike back. But he escaped from the hands of PLGA, they claimed.
Later he continued his anti-social works by getting police security. Even Yadyurappa and Sunil Kumar of BJP and Mahendra Kumar of Bajarang Dal directly supported him to engage in anti-social activities. HencePLGA was left with no other option than killing him.