There is information that Rayagada police has secretly abducted Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti leaders Lado Sikaka and Drenju Sikaka. We have heard Lado and Drenju were travelling in a vehicle which was held by the Police near Bisam Katak on the pretext of not having documents and then they were taken to the SP of Raygada. where they have been detained for several hours.
There are are many false cases against the leaders for their opposition against Vedanta (Sterlite). Lado Sikaka was also abducted and tortured in 2010 by the police and coerced to give up his opposition against Vedanta.
The Odisha Govt and the Central Govt are hand in glove in orchestrating such repression against the leaders of Niyamgiri to make way for Vedanta’s plans of devastating Niyamgiri, the sacred mountain of Adivasi people.
Please call the SP of Rayagada and demand to demand immediate and unconditional release of both leaders.
Rahul P R,
Superintendent of Police,