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Nov 26, 2011 at 06:56pm IST

Kishenji killing: Postmortem report rules out fake encounter

Kolkata: The postmortem report has ruled out possibility of fake encounter in the killing of top Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji. According to the report, six bullets and two splinters from grenades found in the body and all the bullets were fired from a distance.

However, the West Bengal government has already ordered a CID probe, and two days after he was killed, the state CID has begun a probe into Kishenji's death.

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Meanwhile, Maoists have called a 48 hour Bengal Bandh on Saturday.

Sources said six state appointed interlocutors want to discontinue peace talks with the Maoists in view of the ongoing anti-Naxal offensive.

Kishenji's body was identified on Saturday morning by Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao. The body will then be taken to Kishenji's native place in Andhra Pradesh.

After identifying Kishenji's body, Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao demanded judicial enquiry in Kishenji's encounter and held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram responsible for his murder.

"This is a fake encounter as there are injuries all over the body. There is burn injury in his legs apart from bullet injures. We want CBI inquiry into the matter and we are taking his body today to his native village," said Varavara Rao.

"There is set back on the peace talks. The government is not putting any attempt, and I appeal the interlocutors to stop peace talk. I held Minister Mamata and Chidambaram directly responsible for this killing," Rao said.