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Shah's comments come in the wake of the Maharashtra police arresting five human rights activists late last month for their alleged links with Maoists.
Jailal Nureti (30) was beaten to death by a group of 30 Naxals in Gadawahi village in Abhujmad area in the evening of September 13, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said.
Vetti Rama was allegedly involved in the incident on March 13 this year in Sukma's Kistaram area in which naxals blew up a mine protected vehicle of the CRPF, killing nine troopers.
The incident took place when a joint team of security forces was returning after carrying out a search operation in the forest between Orchhameta and Tondebeda villages.
Some locals spotted their bodies lying on the railway station road that passes through the forest, following which a police team was rushed to the spot and the bodies were sent for postmortem.
Dantewada is among the worst Maoist-affected districts in the conflict zone of Bastar, south Chhattisgarh.
Thackeray said since terrorism has no religion, why should those arrested be labelled either as 'Hindu terrorists or Urban Naxals'.
After a brief exchange of fire, the rebels fled and the body of Soma Vadde, a member of Bayanar Local Organisation Squad of Maoists, was found subsequently.
The plea sought an independent probe into the August 6 incident in which 15 alleged Maoists were gunned down in an encounter in Sukma district.
With this, Maoists have so far torched at least nine vehicles, including two passenger buses, in the last three days in separate incidents in Dantewada.
The slain Maoists belonged to three separate militia groups based in the region.
It happened when a police team was patrolling the area to ensure protection to the weekly market held today.
Raman Singh today asked Naxals to surrender and join the mainstream or security forces were ready to "finish" them.
The incident took place in a forest under the limits of Basaguda police station when a team of CoBRA battalion was out on an operation.
Brahmdev, who became a Maoist at the age of 10 due to some land issue, was garlanded and given a bouquet among other gifts by the police officials after he surrendered.