Kolkata: The West Bengal interlocutors on Monday pulled out of peace talks between Maoists and the state government, saying that the situation prevailing in Junglemahal does not allow them to carry forward with peace talks.
They said that they had expressed their helplessness and inability for the same to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Earlier, sources had told CNN-IBN that a majority of the interlocutors did not want to press ahead with the dialogue.
They had said that after Kishenji's killing and the renewed offensive by the government against the Maoists in Junglemahal, the interlocutors feared for their life.
This comes a week after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met the interlocutors and persuaded them to stay on board.