A letter by CPI(Maoist) leader K Sudarshan seized by security forces from a Naxal hideout reveals that ultras were worried over the dwindling numbers of armed cadre and wanted to carry out a major strike to revive the crippled Naxal movement in the country. Sudarshan is a politburo member of Maoists and the brain behind the May 25 ambush on Congress leaders’ motorcade.
The letter addressed to Naxal leader Shyam was written few days before the Darbha Ghat attack. Raising concerns over security forces’ coordinated attack to neutralise ultras, the letter says they are attacking Maoists from all sides and the offensive is causing maximum damage to the Naxal movement in the country. Sudarshan said, “Enemy (security forces), after collecting intelligence about us and , planning the attack, are getting success in some areas. The informer of enemy is giving us great loss.” The letter gave the details of 27 ultras killed by security forces.
Talking about the Naxals’ plan, the letter said they are organising a party meeting in Jagdalpur, Dantewada and Sukma areas in which adivasis are taking part in the meeting. This is the same area where attackers planned and executed the ambush. The tribals of Dandkaranya and Maad areas are not happy with the deployment of security forces and joining the party to attack them.