Ex-SPO of Salwa Judum transformation shot passed by Maoists in Bastar

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Raipur: A villager, who had served as Special Police Officer (SPO) during a Salwa Judum transformation in Bastar, has been killed allegedly by Maoists in a insurgency-hit Sukma district on Thursday.

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The physique of Podiyam Dula, in his 40s, was found in a timberland area this morning between Murliguda and Banda villages, Sukma Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

“As per rough information, a organisation of rebels picked a plant from his encampment Banda final night. He was after shot dead,” he said, adding shortly after being informed, confidence army rushed to a mark and a physique was brought to Konta for post-mortem.

Dula had worked as a SPO from 2006 to 2007. According to his brother, Dula was mentally inconstant for a past several months, Elesela said.

The Naxals have reportedly left a note during a mark in that they claimed that a plant was assisting police. However, a SP refuted a charge.

Salwa Judum, an anti-Maoist polite militia, was disarmed and disbanded in 2011 in a state following a Supreme Court sequence dogmatic as bootleg and unconstitutional a deployment of genealogical youths as Special Police Officers in a quarrel opposite Maoist insurgency.