Kolkata: Top Maoist leader Kishenji today claimed that his oufit was not involved in the May 28 Jnaneswari Express disaster in West Midnapore district that claimed 148 lives.
“We are not involved in the derailment of the Jnaneswari Express. We have no relation with the people who have done it,” Kishenji told PTI from an undisclosed location.
When pointed out that police was accusing Maoists for the mishap, he said, “We have said earlier that we were not involved in the accident. The police can cook up their own stories.
“We are fighting for the people and we will not do anything at their cost,” said the Maoist Politburo member, who has remained incommunicado for a month with the police claiming that he was injured in the Hatiloth forest encounter on March 25 and was hiding somewhere in West Midnapore district.