Maoists of Chattisgarh responded on the Sukhma encounter, in which 25 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) jawans were killed. It was an act of revenge they said. They warned the Central and State forces against messing with the tribals. Accusing the forces of invading tribal territory and harassing them, they condemned the pictures on social media of harassment of Maoist women. The forces were attacking tribals and forcing them to reveal movements of Maoists, they alleged. All these things, the Maoists revealed through an audio release.