22 July 2010.
The Central Committee Leadership,
Communist Party of India (Maoists)
Firstly, I would like to extend my condolences to the sad and unfortunate demise ofComrade Azad in the most unfortunate ways. I had never met him personally but from what I gained from other sources and his writings and also the letter that he wrote to me I feel connected to him and thus his death grieves me even more. And since Mr. Azad had become a pivotal part of the peace initiative by me, a sense of guilt accompanies my anguish over his alleged fake encounter.
You all must have learned from the newspapers and the media that I have been persistently demanding impartial judicial probe into Azad’s and Hem Chandra Pandey’s Killings. (Report Attached). In this regard I have already met the Prime Minister and important opposition leaders too. Today I write to you on behalf of the entire Civil Society which is enraged at this heinous crime but I also ask you to pay real homage to Mr. Azad- which in my understanding would be the continuation of the peace process.
Azad was not only a passionate supporter of this process but as I learned from various sources, was killed when he was trying to negotiate a date for the ceasefire to begin. Hence I appeal to all of you to make your honest efforts that this dialogue process doesn’t get hampered and while I and my friends from the Civil Society pressurize the government from all corners for a judicial probe you should discuss and arrive at a date for mutual ceasefire to begin (refer to my earlier letter to Azad).
Hoping for a positive and swift reply from your side.
Attached - Media reports.
Union Home Minister Letter.
Letter from Comrade Azad to Swami Agnivesh.
Letter from Swami Agnivesh to Comrade Azad