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Maoist Major Incidents 2010



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INDIA

January 2: Three CPI-Maoist-backed PCPA cadres were killed at Joynagar near Lalgarh in West Midnapore District in West Bengal after SFs opened fire on a PCPA rally. Bijoy Mahato (38), Bhola Mahato (43) and another PCPA cadre died on the spot. The SFs recovered the dead bodies from the stretch between Joynagar and Chhenraboni village in Lalgarh. Trouble broke out in the afternoon when Police got information that armed Maoist cadres were forcing villagers of Radhanagar, Sevayatan and Baita to join the rally.

January 9: Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with a Police party comprising the CoBRA and the Koya Commandos at Surpanaguda area near Jagurugondo in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. SP Amrish Misra said that one 12 bore gun and three muzzle loaders were recovered. All the four were in uniform and suspected to be members of the Jagarugonda area committee of the outfit. There are two women among the four Moists killed.

January 11: The SFs shot dead three CPI-Maoist cadres during an encounter in the Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. The forces also recovered a large number of guns, 10 kilograms of two tiffin bombs and Maoist literature from the possession of the slain Maoists. The officials said that the encounter continued for around two hours in the forests of the region. The SFs went into the area following a tip off that the Maoists were in the forests. The Maoists opened fire and were eliminated in the retaliatory action by the SFs.

January 15: Six Police personnel and a civilian were killed and one Policeman went missing when the CPI-Maoist cadres blew up their vehicle in the Gumla District in Jharkhand. The Maoists ambushed a truck, in which the Policemen were on patrol, by triggering a blast near Gurdari mines when the vehicle was returning to Bishunpur Police Station, IG V. D. Desmukh said. ASI Shaym Kumar Sinha and the truck driver were among those killed, he said. The others included havildars and constables, he said, adding, one Policeman was missing.

January 19: 13 CPI-Maoist cadres and one Salwa Judum activist were killed in a firing between Maoists and the Police in the dense Pareshgadh forest area, near Andhra Pradesh border, of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. On a tip off that a plenary camp of 150 Maoists was being held in the forest area, the Chhattisgarh Police along with Special Armed Commandos swung into action and surrounded the camp and asked them to surrender immediately. However, the Maoists opened fire which the SFs retaliated. Two Police personnel were also injured in the incident. The Police also recovered kit bags and Maoist literature from the incident site.

January 23: Four civilians, including two women, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist in the Narayanpatna block in Koraput District in Orissa. Nine personnel of the Special Operations Group and two civilians were also injured in the landmine blast.

February 3: Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were shot dead by the Police in two gun-battles in Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. Seven Maoists were killed in forest under Bhairamgarh Police Station when SPOs raided a hideout. Another cadre was gunned down under Bijapur Police Station area.

February 7: Five CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a Police encounter in Narayanpur District in Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place at the forest area of Honganar in the District.

February 13: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist and a Police officer were killed in an encounter at Manjhiawan village under the Konch Police station of Gaya District in Bihar. The killed Police officer, Mithilesh Prasad, was the officer-in-charge of Tekari Police Station.

February 15: At least 24 Security Force (SF) personnel, mostly belonging to the Eastern Frontier Rifles were killed and several others injured when a large group of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a SF camp at Silda in West Midnapore in West Bengal. The Maoists triggered several blasts before opening fire on the SF personnel. Before leaving, the Maoists looted firearms and set the camp ablaze. One civilian died of splinter injury the next day taking the death toll in the incident to 25.

February 17: At least 12 villagers, including three women and one child, were killed when nearly 150 heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Phulwariya village in Jamui District of Bihar. Four of a family was charred to death while others were shot dead. Those killed were Kora tribals and the attack was in retaliation of the alleged killing of eight Maoists by the Koras on January 31 at the instigation of one Lakhan Kora, suspected by the Maoists of being a Police informer. The Maoists triggered explosions and also set 30 houses ablaze. The whereabouts of Lakhan are not known. While the Police say he survived the attack, this could not be confirmed from local sources.

February 17: A group of 50 cadres and supporters of the CPI-Maoist dragged two villagers out of their house and killed them in Kanker District in Chhattisgarh suspecting them to be Police informers. The victims were identified as Kuller Singh (70) and Aghanu Singh (50), both residents of Gudbel village.

April 4: Eleven personnel of the anti-Maoist SOG were killed and eight others were seriously injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast targeting a mini bus carrying the SOG personnel at Tanginiguda on the Govindpalli ghat road in Koraput District of Orissa. Sources said a brief exchange of fire took place between the SOG personnel and the Maoists near the blast site. Reports said there were 19 persons in the vehicle.

April 6: 75 CRPF personnel and a State Policeman were killed in an attack by the CPI-Maoist in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near Chintalnad -Tarmetla village in the District when a CRPF patrol party was returning from a road opening duty in the Naxalite-infested Mukrana forest between 6 to 7 am. The team had been camping in interiors of Tarmetla forest for the last three days as part of a combing operation.

May 8: Eight CRPF personnel were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up their bullet-proof vehicle near Pedakodepal village on National Highway 16 in Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh and then fired at the security personnel.

The combined forces of Orissa Police’s Special Operations Group, Andhra Pradesh’s Greyhound and the BSF killed at least 10 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Gumandi forest near Podapadar village under Narayanpatna Police Station area in Koraput District in Orissa.

May 14: Four supporters of the CPI-M were killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist during their bandh (shutdown). Bullet riddled dead bodies of Ashok Ahir, Swapan Ahir, Sanatan Ahir and Nazrul Mir was found on Silda-Bankura State highway at Belpahari near Anthela village in West Midnapore District of West Bengal.

May 16: Six villagers, including a sarpanch (village head), were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Teregaon in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

May 17: The CPI-Maoist cadres killed 44 persons, including 28 civilians and 16 Special Police Officers (SPOs), when they blew up a bus by triggering an improvised explosive device (IED) on a black-top road at Chingavaram near Sukma in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. Four civilians and two SPOs were also injured. There were around 32 civilians and 18 SPOs in the bus.

May 19: Four troopers of the CRPF and a deputy commandant were killed while another trooper was critically injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion targeting the car they were travelling in near Lalgarh in West Midnapore District in West Bengal.

May 21: Over 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist laid a siege on Ramban village and killed five villagers in Sheohar District in Bihar.

Three dead bodies of the ruling CPI-M activists, suspected to have been killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist, were found from Sarenga area in Bankura District in West Bengal.

May 28: At least 148 passengers were killed after suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast on railway track causing derailment of 13 coaches of the Howrah-Kurla (Kolkata to Mumbai) Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations near Jhargram in West Midnapore District in West Bengal. About 145 others were injured.

June 13: At least 10 Left Wing Extremists were killed and eight camps were destroyed in Operation Green Hawk which was jointly carried out by the Police, CRPF and Special Task Force near Bandgaon in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Six Security Force personnel were injured in the encounter.

June 16: At least 10 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and several others injured in an encounter between the Maoist and joint forces in the West Midnapore District of West Bengal. The exchange of fire took place at Ranja forest near Lalgarh, around 30 kilometres from District headquarter Midnapore town. The Security Forces also seized a cache of arms that include an AK 47 assault rifle, an SLR, some pistols and ammunition. Police believe the arms and ammunition were among those looted from Police armoury in the past.

June 23: Three personnel of the Chhattisgarh Police were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast and later opened indiscriminate fire just about 100 metres away from Gollapalli Police station in Konta block in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The killed Policemen were head constable Ramesh Kujur and constables Santosh Yadav and Ashok Markam.

June 27: Three civilians were shot dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh on charges of being informers, Police said. Maoists stormed into Pattegaon village in Bastar late in the night and took away four people. The bullet-ridden bodies of three of them were found in a forest next morning. The fourth person, Parsuram, was found alive with gunshot wounds and he was been admitted to a local hospital.

June 29: 27 personnel of the 39 Battalion of the CRPF including Assistant Commandant Jatin Gulati were killed in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The attack took place near a hilly stretch known as the Jhadha Ghati, three kilometres from Dhudhai base camp. 63 CRPF personnel were returning from a Road Opening Operation (ROP) on foot on the Narayanpur-Orcha road when the attack occurred. The company was directed to secure a seven-kilometres stretch of road to allow for "logistical movements". The front-end of the patrol party was far ahead but the tail-end was reportedly bunched up into a closely knit group of 31 men, making them a soft target. It is believed that over 100 Maoist cadres assisted by Local Bhoomkal militia took part in the ambush. The Narayanpur-Orcha road is considered the gateway to Abujhmad, a 4000-square kilometre forested area that has been declared a "liberated zone" by the Maoists.

July 4: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three people, a village panchayat secretary, a Kotwar (village Chowkidar) and a village patel, and threw their bodies near a remote village Dardali, under Bhopalpattanam Police station area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

July 7: Four LWEs were killed in a gun battle between cadres of the TPC and a newly formed extremist group headed by one Pramod Yadav in the vicinity of a forest in Rabda in the Palamu District of Jharkhand. It was also mentioned that Pramod Yadav was a former associate of TPC before setting up his own faction. "Yesterday night a gun battle took place between two rebel groups in the jungles near Rabda. Four rebels including Pramod Yadav died in the shoot out," said T Mathews, Superintendent of Police of Palamu.

July 16: Five Police personnel were killed and five others injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast blowing up a patrol van carrying Jharkhand Jaguar Force personnel at Kutmu More in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The patrol van was following the car of the SP who was returning after leading a long range patrolling in Maoist-affected areas. The SP had a providential escape as his vehicle had just passed the blast site few moments earlier.

July 26: Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman cadre, and a CRPF trooper were killed in an encounter in the dense forests under Goaltore Police Station in West Midnapore District in West Bengal. 12 weapons, including SLRs and INSAS rifles, were also recovered from the site of the encounter.

August 3: Five persons of a private security agency travelling by a car were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a culvert with a landmine near Pirtanda in Giridih District in Jharkhand.

August 11: Koya commando and District Police Force of Chinta Gufa Police Station shot dead three cadres of the CPI-Maoist in a brief exchange of fire in Korapahad and Rangaiguda village of Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. Police are suspecting the deceased Maoists’ involvement in the April 6 massacre at Tarmetla in the District where 76 paramilitary troopers were killed. A machine gun, one 12-boar gun, a loaded pistol and a cartridge were recovered from the spot, Police said.

August 23: Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist-backed PCPA were killed by a suspected anti-Maoist group in Hansadumri village of Bankura District in West Bengal. The dead bodies of Sujit Giri, Sanjit Gorai, Hikim Murmu and Lakshmikanta Soren were found in the morning of August 24 on the Bankura-Jhargram road, 18 kilometres from the local Barikul Police Station. Another cadre, Arun Patra, who was with the group when it was attacked, is missing.

August 26: Just before being killed by SFs, Umakanta Mahato, a prime accused in Jnaneswari Express derailment case, along with CPI-Maoist local ‘area commander’ Jayanto alias Sahebram Hembram and about a dozen squad members, held a 'people's court' at midnight at Kalabani village, near Jhargram in West Midnapore District in West Bengal and ‘sentenced’ three supporters of ruling CPI-Marxist to death after branding them Police informers. The victims were identified as Rajib, Gopal and Tapan Mantri.

August 29: At least six SF personnel were killed and seven others injured in a gunfight with around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forests of Ghoghraghat Kanimoh in Lakhisarai District in Bihar. The Maoists also looted 30 rifles from the SF personnel. Those killed include Kavaiyah outpost officer-in-charge Bhulan Yadav. "More than 150 armed Maoists attacked search teams of the Bihar police that were combing the area after intelligence reports of Maoists’ presence in the forest," a Police official said.

Three BSF troopers, a constable of the Chhattisgarh Police and a SPO were killed while another constable was injured in an ambush set up by the CPI-Maoist at Bhuski, 8.5 kilometres away from the Durgkondal Police Station in Kanker District in Chhattisgarh. Around 100-150 Maoists opened fire on the force, killing five persons on the incident site. The encounter lasted 40 minutes. "We have also lost five weapons: two AK 47s and one light machine gun belonging to the BSF men and the two INSAS rifles carried by the District Policemen," Kanker SP Ajay Yadav said.

September 13: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead five supporters of the ruling CPI-M at Nachupatina village in West Midnapore District in West Bengal. The five persons that included four of a family were dragged out from their homes and killed. The victims were identified as Amrit Aagyuan, Rohin Aagyuan, Samaresh Aagyuan, Swapan Aagyuan and Prasanta Aagyuan. Amrit Aagyuan’s mother was injured when she resisted the Maoists.

September 20: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three Policemen including an officer, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, while three other members of a Police team were missing. Bodies of Assistant Police Inspector Sablu Bhagat, a Policeman Vidhan Tirkey and Constable B. Topo were recovered from the forests near Dipla village under Bhopalpatnam Police Station area, ADG Ramnivas said. Constables Subhash Patre, Nandlal Kaushik and Narendra Bhosle are missing. All six were part of a Police team that had left for Bhadrakali Police Station from Bhopalpatnam on September 19, he added. Police suspect that Maoists were behind the killings.

September 25-26: A CRPF trooper, two State Armed Police personnel and three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter between SFs and the Maoists that started on September 25 at Tirilposhi forest in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. A CRPF trooper and two Maoists were killed in the encounter on September 26 while two Policemen and a Maoist were killed while an Assistant Commandant of CRPF injured on September 25. The Police also recovered two weapons including a rifle, five hand grenades, among other articles. The SFs were still engaged in the operation to demolish the extremist base in the Saranda forest.

October 3: A group of about 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, armed with sophisticated weapons, raided Chirogora village in Purulia District in West Bengal and shot dead three activists of the Forward Bloc party after dragging them out of their houses. The deceased were identified as Leru Majhi, Dasrath Majhi, and Choto Majhi. The attackers left some leaflets in the area claiming that they were killed as they were ‘Police spies’.

October 4: A land mine blast triggered by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed CRPF Inspector Nevrutti Yadav (50), two Sub-Inspectors of District Police Shashikant More (31), and Mahendra Kumar Nalkul (35), and two Constables, Anand Gazge of CRPF and Motiram Sangar of the District Police at Perimili in Gadchiroli. The Maoists managed to decamp with their weapons. One Constable is reportedly missing.

October 8: Seven persons, including two schoolchildren and three ITBP personnel, were killed in two encounters with the CPI-Maoist in the forests along the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border. Twelve children were critically wounded in the crossfire. In the morning, a jeep carrying ITBP personnel was blown up by the Maoists in the Sawargaon forest in Gadchiroli killing three personnel instantly. These were the first casualties suffered by the ITBP. The patrolling company of ITBP, which had started from Kohke village in the adjoining Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh, was on its way back after cutting through a dense forest patch. Encounter started after the blast.

A few hours later, as encounter shifted to the outskirts of the Sawargaon village one of the hand grenades hurled - it couldn't be confirmed which side threw it - landed in a school premises. It killed four people on the spot and left 12 others injured. The victims were identified as class I student Sunil Halami (7), class VI student Manglushai Hidko (11), D.G. Gawande, the cook of the school, and Manglarama Madavi, a villager. The gun battle did not last long after this. No Maoist deaths were reported.

October 9: Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist and two civilians were killed in a gun battle between Maoists and SFs near Padki Pali village in Mahasamund District in Chhattisgarh. The villagers were killed in the cross-fire. "The gun battle broke out when a contingent of Special Task Force (STF) and State Police encircled armed Maoists, who were camping in the region. The Police have also recovered weapons from the site", said IG (Durg Range) R. K. Vij. "The rebels also tried to use local villagers as shields by pushing them to the front during the encounter," he claimed.

October 22: Five Police personnel were killed on the spot and another injured when the cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast at Jhitkahi Bridge under Shyampur Bhataha Police Station in Sheohar District in Bihar at around 8.45pm [IST]. The victims include the SHO of Shyampur Bhataha Police Station, Praveen Kumar Singh and four SAP troopers. The incident occurred only 36 hours prior to Sheohar going to the polls in the second round of the Bihar Assembly Elections on October 24.

November 4: Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in a gun battle with the Police in a forested area near Karlakuta village of Malkangiri District of Orissa. Some weapons and Maoist banners were seized from the spot, Police said.

November 7: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Ganakkata village in Jhargram sub-division and killed three persons, identified as Sandhyarani Mahato, Rashbihari Mahato, Owahed Ali, in West Midnapore District.

November 18: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead four persons, identified as Pradip Munda, his 8-year-old daughter and two friends, Sanjay Mahto and Soram Munda, charging them of helping the Police in their anti-Maoist operations at Baruhatu village of Bundu area in Ranchi District in Jharkhand.

November 21: Eight persons, including five children, were killed and 11 others injured when a bomb planted by cadres of the CPI-Maoist exploded in Pachokhar village in Aurangabad District in Bihar. The bomb planted by the Maoists during the sixth and final phase of assembly elections was found on November 20 by a Police team, which left it in a field for follow up action in the absence of a bomb disposal squad. However, when the villagers went to the field in the morning, the bomb suddenly exploded.

November 23: Three persons travelling in a van were killed in a landmine blast triggered by cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Choppalanka village between Rallagedda and Balapam in Chintapalli mandal in Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. The information was confirmed on November 25 by Additional Superintendent of Police of Chintapalli A. Ravikrishna. The victims were identified as the driver of the van, Nagaraju, cleaner Aasi and Nookaraju, who was travelling in the van. Nagaraju and Aasi were from Visakhapatnam and Narsipatnam respectively while Nookaraju was from Raavulapalli.

20 cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in a fierce encounter with the CRPF 111 Battalion and State Police personnel near Aasrampura village of Jagargunda area in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. A CRPF press release said, "More than 15 Naxals were injured. The bodies of nine Naxals and arms and ammunitions have been recovered. More than 150 Naxals opened fire on a CRPF party, which was conducting the area-domination operation. In the ensuing encounter, around 20 Maoists were killed. No casualty has been reported from the CRPF’s side. The appearance and combat fatigues of the dead Maoists showed that they were well trained." The SFs also recovered nine weapons and explosives from the encounter site and a search operation has been launched in adjoining areas, the officer said.

November 27: Five persons, including two women and a three-year-old child, were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up an ambulance by triggering a landmine blast near Dukulpadu in Brahmanigaon in Kandhamal District in Odisha. The victims from Sikarma village near Brahmanigaon and were identified as Simon Mallick, the ambulance's driver, Sushanti Pradhan, Inosi Digal (a pregnant woman), her daughter Subhashree (3) and husband Guna Digal.

November 30-December 1: 10 CPI-Maoist cadres and two villagers were killed in a fierce exchange of fire between a group of criminals and Maoists near the confluence of river Ganga-Gandak in Hiranman diara (riverine) area in Munger District in Bihar. SP M Sunil Naik said on December 1. Four bodies - one of Murari Bind, a villager, and his nephew, besides two of the Maoists - were recovered so far, the SP said.

December 6: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist hacked three villagers to death at Topadihi near Rourkela under K Balang Police Station in Sundargarh District in Odisha suspecting them to be Police informer. The victims, including a ward member, identified as Nuana Munda, a teacher, Nanjan Munda and Daudh Munda, a villager, were abducted by the Maoists before they were killed.

December 17: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed seven AIFB party workers, identified as Chapala Garai, Tapan Singh Sardar, Kinkar Singh, Rajesh Singh, Gopeswar Mahato, Gobardhan Singh and Arjun Singh Mura at Baghbinda village of Jhalda in Purulia District in West Bengal.

December 18-19: At least two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter between the Maoists and Security Forces at Chirubeda in Saranda forest under Bisra Police Station area in Sundargarh District in Odisha. A SOG constable, Laxman Kisan (28) who went missing and another constable Bhabagrahi Nayak (28), sustained a bullet injury, ASP Ramachandra Panda said. A rifle and a motor-cycle were recovered from the incident site, the ASP added. Meanwhile, the Maoists handed over the dead body of the missing SOG trooper Laxman to his family at Bansanala in Orissa-Jharkhand border on December 19.

December 21: Four Policemen were killed and seven other injured in a powerful landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Umanoor hill on Alapalli-Sironcha in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. According to reports, the Policemen were on their way to Sironcha in a Police jeep which was exploded by the Maoists.

December 24: At least three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with elite anti-Maoist SOG in Bijayghati at Turli hillock in Narayanpatna area in Koraput District in Odisha. DIG Soumendra Priyadarshi said, the joint Police team of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh raided a hideout in the District, considered to be a Maoist stronghold and the encounter took place, which lasted about an hour and resulted in killing three of them. A gun and 25 Maoist kit bags were recovered from the encounter site, Priyadarshi added.


STATES OF INDIA

Andhra Pradesh

November 23: Three persons travelling in a van were killed in a landmine blast triggered by cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Choppalanka village between Rallagedda and Balapam in Chintapalli mandal in Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. The information was confirmed on November 25 by Additional Superintendent of Police of Chintapalli A. Ravikrishna. The victims were identified as the driver of the van, Nagaraju, cleaner Aasi and Nookaraju, who was travelling in the van. Nagaraju and Aasi were from Visakhapatnam and Narsipatnam respectively while Nookaraju was from Raavulapalli.


Bihar

February 13: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist and a Police officer were killed in an encounter at Manjhiawan village under the Konch Police station of Gaya District. The killed Police officer, Mithilesh Prasad, was the officer-in-charge of Tekari Police Station.

February 17: At least 12 villagers, including three women and one child, were killed when nearly 150 heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Phulwariya village in Jamui District of Bihar. Four of a family was charred to death while others were shot dead. Those killed were Kora tribals and the attack was in retaliation of the alleged killing of eight Maoists by the Koras on January 31 at the instigation of one Lakhan Kora, suspected by the Maoists of being a Police informer. The Maoists triggered explosions and also set 30 houses ablaze. The whereabouts of Lakhan are not known. While the Police say he survived the attack, this could not be confirmed from local sources.

May 21: Over 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist laid a siege on Ramban village and killed five villagers in Sheohar District.

August 29: At least six SF personnel were killed and seven others injured in a gunfight with around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forests of Ghoghraghat Kanimoh in Lakhisarai District. The Maoists also looted 30 rifles from the SF personnel. Those killed include Kavaiyah outpost officer-in-charge Bhulan Yadav. "More than 150 armed Maoists attacked search teams of the Bihar police that were combing the area after intelligence reports of Maoists’ presence in the forest," a Police official said.

October 22: Five Police personnel were killed on the spot and another injured when the cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast at Jhitkahi Bridge under Shyampur Bhataha Police Station in Sheohar District at around 8.45pm [IST]. The victims include the SHO of Shyampur Bhataha Police Station, Praveen Kumar Singh and four SAP troopers. The incident occurred only 36 hours prior to Sheohar going to the polls in the second round of the Bihar Assembly Elections on October 24.

November 21: Eight persons, including five children, were killed and 11 others injured when a bomb planted by cadres of the CPI-Maoist exploded in Pachokhar village in Aurangabad District in Bihar. The bomb planted by the Maoists during the sixth and final phase of assembly elections was found on November 20 by a Police team, which left it in a field for follow up action in the absence of a bomb disposal squad. However, when the villagers went to the field in the morning, the bomb suddenly exploded.

November 30: 10 CPI-Maoist cadres and two villagers were killed in a fierce exchange of fire between a group of criminals and Maoists near the confluence of river Ganga-Gandak in Hiranman diara (riverine) area in Munger District in Bihar, Superintendent of Police (SP) M Sunil Naik said on December 1. Four bodies - one of Murari Bind, a villager, and his nephew, besides two of the Maoists - were recovered so far, the SP said. He said the bodies of the Maoists who were killed during the fire were later cut into pieces and dumped in river Gandak by the criminals, he said, adding divers were engaged to trace rest of the bodies. According to intelligence inputs, the locals were fed up with the "rude and violent" behaviour of the Maoists in the area, Naik said. Unconfirmed reports put the death toll in the clash at around 25. Earlier it was reported that three Maoists were killed in the incident.


Chhattisgarh

January 9: Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with a Police party comprising the CoBRA and the Koya Commandos at Surpanaguda area near Jagurugondo in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. Superintendent of Police Amrish Misra said that one 12 bore gun and three muzzle loaders were recovered. All the four were in uniform and suspected to be members of the Jagarugonda area committee of the outfit. There are two women among the four Moists killed.

January 11: The SFs shot dead three CPI-Maoist cadres during an encounter in the Bijapur District. The forces also recovered a large number of guns, 10 kilograms of two tiffin bombs and Maoist literature from the possession of the slain Maoists. The officials said that the encounter continued for around two hours in the forests of the region. "Three Maoists were shot down by us in the forest of Bijapur in an encounter, which took place between 11:30 to 12:30 in the morning. We also recovered huge number of guns, tiffin bombs from them," said Bijapur Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ashok Singh. He added that the SFs went into the area following a tip off that the Maoists were in the forests. The Maoists opened fire and were eliminated in the retaliatory action by the SFs. "According to the initial reports that we have, it is possible that there were around 35 to 40 Maoists who were present in the forests, but they ran away after hearing the firing," the SDPO added.

January 19: 13 CPI-Maoist cadres and one Salwa Judum (anti-Maoist vigilante group) activist were killed in a firing between Maoists and the Police in the dense Pareshgadh forest area, near Andhra Pradesh border, of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. On a tip off that a plenary camp of 150 Maoists was being held in the forest area, the Chhattisgarh Police along with Special Armed Commandos swung into action and surrounded the camp and asked them to surrender immediately. However, the Maoists opened fire which the Security Forces retaliated. 13 Maoists and a Salwa Judum activist were killed in the firing which began after midnight of January 18 and continued till the morning of January 19. Two Police personnel were also injured in the incident. According to Bijapur Superintendent of Police Avinash Mahanti, the dead bodies of Maoists were yet to be identified. He added that most of the Maoists escaped into the forest soon after the exchange of fire began. The Police also recovered kit bags and Maoist literature from the incident site. IANS, however, quoted him as saying, "A contingent of District Force (DF) and Special Police Officers (SPOs) exchanged heavy gun fire with Maoist ultras in a thickly forested area. Several Maoists were killed but no body was recovered as the other ultras dragged the bodies deep into the forests. The casualty figure of ultras may be up to 12. We arrested two rebels as well but lost a SPO in the battle while two other SPOs received gunshots..."

February 3: Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were shot dead by the Police in two gun-battles in Bijapur District. Seven Maoists were killed in forest under Bhairamgarh Police Station when SPOs raided a hideout. Another cadre was gunned down under Bijapur Police Station area.

February 7: Five CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a Police encounter in Narayanpur District. The encounter took place at the forest area of Honganar in the District.

February 17: A group of 50 cadres and supporters of the CPI-Maoist dragged two villagers out of their house and killed them in Kanker District suspecting them to be Police informers. The victims were identified as Kuller Singh (70) and Aghanu Singh (50), both residents of Gudbel village.

April 6: 75 CRPF personnel and a State Policeman were killed in an attack by the CPI-Maoist in Dantewada District. The incident took place near Chintalnad -Tarmetla village in the District when a CRPF patrol party was returning from a road opening duty in the Naxalite-infested Mukrana forest between 6 to 7 am. The team had been camping in interiors of Tarmetla forest for the last three days as part of a combing operation.

May 8: Eight CRPF personnel were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up their bullet-proof vehicle near Pedakodepal village on National Highway 16 in Bijapur District and then fired at the security personnel.

May 16: Six villagers, including a sarpanch (village head), were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Teregaon in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

May 17: The CPI-Maoist cadres killed 44 persons, including 28 civilians and 16 Special Police Officers (SPOs), when they blew up a bus by triggering an improvised explosive device (IED) on a black-top road at Chingavaram near Sukma in Dantewada District. Four civilians and two SPOs were also injured. There were around 32 civilians and 18 SPOs in the bus.

June 23: Three personnel of the Chhattisgarh Police were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast and later opened indiscriminate fire just about 100 metres away from Gollappalli Police station in Konta block in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The killed Policemen were head constable Ramesh Kujur and constables Santosh Yadav and Ashok Markam.

July 4: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three people, a village panchayat (village level self Government institution) secretary, a Kotwar (village Chowkidar) and a village patel, and threw their bodies near a remote village Dardali, under Bhopalpattanam Police station area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

June 29: 27 personnel of the 39 Battalion of the CRPF including Assistant Commandant Jatin Gulati were killed in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The attack took place near a hilly stretch known as the Jhadha Ghati, three kilometres from Dhudhai base camp. 63 CRPF personnel were returning from a Road Opening Operation (ROP) on foot on the Narayanpur-Orcha road when the attack occurred. The company was directed to secure a seven-kilometres stretch of road to allow for "logistical movements". The front-end of the patrol party was far ahead but the tail-end was reportedly bunched up into a closely knit group of 31 men, making them a soft target. It is believed that over 100 Maoist cadres assisted by Local Bhoomkal militia took part in the ambush. The Narayanpur-Orcha road is considered the gateway to Abujhmad, a 4000-square kilometre forested area that has been declared a "liberated zone" by the Maoists.

June 27: Three civilians were shot dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh on charges of being informers, Police said. Maoists stormed into Pattegaon village in Bastar late in the night and took away four people. The bullet-ridden bodies of three of them were found in a forest next morning. The fourth person, Parsuram, was found alive with gunshot wounds and he was been admitted to a local hospital.

August 11: Koya commando and District Police Force of Chinta Gufa Police Station shot dead three cadres of the CPI-Maoist in a brief exchange of fire in Korapahad and Rangaiguda village of Dantewada District. Police are suspecting the deceased Maoists’ involvement in the April 6 massacre at Tarmetla in the District where 76 paramilitary troopers were killed. A machine gun, one 12-boar gun, a loaded pistol and a cartridge were recovered from the spot, Police said.

August 29: Three BSF troopers, a constable of the Chhattisgarh Police and a SPO were killed while another constable was injured in an ambush set up by the CPI-Maoist at Bhuski, 8.5 kilometres away from the Durgkondal Police Station in Kanker District in the morning. "The ambush occurred at 6.50 a.m.," Kanker Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said. "A joint party of the BSF and the DF [the District Force] had set out on an area domination and road opening exercise." Around 100-150 Maoists opened fire on the force, killing five persons on the incident site. The encounter lasted 40 minutes. "We have also lost five weapons: two AK 47s and one light machine gun belonging to the BSF men and the two INSAS rifles carried by the District Policemen," Yadav added.

September 20: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three Policemen including an officer, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, while three other members of a Police team were missing. Bodies of Assistant Police Inspector Sablu Bhagat, a Policeman Vidhan Tirkey and Constable B. Topo were recovered from the forests near Dipla village under Bhopalpatnam Police Station area, ADG Ramnivas said. Constables Subhash Patre, Nandlal Kaushik and Narendra Bhosle are missing. All six were part of a Police team that had left for Bhadrakali Police Station from Bhopalpatnam on September 19, he added. Police suspect that Maoists were behind the killings.

October 9: Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist and two civilians were killed in a gun battle between Maoists and SFs near Padki Pali village in Mahasamund District along Chhattisgarh-Orissa boarder. The villagers were killed in the cross-fire. "The gun battle broke out when a contingent of Special Task Force (STF) and State Police encircled armed Maoists, who were camping in the region. The Police have also recovered weapons from the site", said IG (Durg Range) R. K. Vij. "The rebels also tried to use local villagers as shields by pushing them to the front during the encounter," he claimed.

November 23: 20 cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in a fierce encounter with the CRPF 111 Battalion and State Police personnel near Aasrampura village of Jagargunda area in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. A CRPF press release said, "More than 15 Naxals were injured. The bodies of nine Naxals and arms and ammunitions have been recovered. More than 150 Naxals opened fire on a CRPF party, which was conducting the area-domination operation. In the ensuing encounter, around 20 Maoists were killed. No casualty has been reported from the CRPF’s side. The appearance and combat fatigues of the dead Maoists showed that they were well trained." The SFs also recovered nine weapons and explosives from the encounter site and a search operation has been launched in adjoining areas, the officer said.


Jharkhand

January 15: Six Police personnel and a civilian were killed and one Policeman went missing when the CPI-Maoist cadres blew up their vehicle in the Gumla District. The Maoists ambushed a truck, in which the Policemen were on patrol, by triggering a blast near Gurdari mines when the vehicle was returning to Bishunpur Police Station, Inspector General of Police V. D. Desmukh said. Assistant Sub-Inspector Shaym Kumar Sinha and the truck driver were among those killed, he said.  The others included havildars and constables, he said, adding, one Policeman was missing.

June 13: At least 10 Left Wing Extremists were killed and eight camps were destroyed in Operation Green Hawk which was jointly carried out by the Police, CRPF and Special Task Force near Bandgaon in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Six Security Force personnel were injured in the encounter.

July 7: Four Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) were killed in a gun battle between cadres of the TPC and a newly formed extremist group headed by one Pramod Yadav in the vicinity of a forest in Rabda in the Palamu District of Jharkhand. It was also mentioned that Pramod Yadav was a former associate of TPC before setting up his own faction. "Yesterday night a gun battle took place between two rebel groups in the jungles near Rabda. Four rebels including Pramod Yadav died in the shoot out," said T Mathews, Superintendent of Police of Palamu.

July 16: Five Police personnel were killed and five others injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast blowing up a patrol van carrying Jharkhand Jaguar Force personnel at Kutmu More in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The patrol van was following the car of the Superintendent of Police (SP) who was returning after leading a long range patrolling in Maoist-affected areas. The SP had a providential escape as his vehicle had just passed the blast site few moments earlier.

August 3: Five persons of a private security agency travelling by a car were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a culvert with a landmine near Pirtand in Giridih District.

September 25-26: A CRPF trooper, two State Armed Police personnel and three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in the ongoing encounter between SFs and the Maoists that started on September 25 at Tirilposhi forest in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. A CRPF trooper and two Maoists were killed in the encounter on September 26 while two Policemen and a Maoist were killed while an Assistant Commandant of CRPF injured on September 25. The encounter took place after the SF personnel, comprising CRPF and SAF, State Armed Police and District Police, were pursuing the Maoists following the neutralisation of a training camp in Nurda. The Police also recovered two weapons including a rifle, five hand grenades, among other articles. The SFs were still engaged in the operation to demolish the extremist base in the Saranda forest.

November 18: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead four persons, identified as Pradip Munda, his 8-year-old daughter and two friends, Sanjay Mahto and Soram Munda, charging them of helping the Police in their anti-Maoist operations at Baruhatu village of Bundu area in Ranchi District in Jharkhand.


Maharashtra

October 4: A land mine blast triggered by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed CRPF Inspector Nevrutti Yadav (50), two Sub-Inspectors of District Police Shashikant More (31), and Mahendra Kumar Nalkul (35), and two Constables, Anand Gazge of CRPF and Motiram Sangar of the District Police at Perimili in Gadchiroli. The Maoists managed to decamp with their weapons. One Constable is reportedly missing.

October 8: Seven persons, including two schoolchildren and three ITBP personnel, were killed in two encounters with the CPI-Maoist in the forests along the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border. Twelve children were critically wounded in the crossfire. In the morning, a jeep carrying ITBP personnel was blown up by the Maoists in the Sawargaon forest in Gadchiroli killing three personnel instantly. These were the first casualties suffered by the ITBP. The patrolling company of ITBP, which had started from Kohke village in the adjoining Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh, was on its way back after cutting through a dense forest patch. Encounter started after the blast.

A few hours later, as encounter shifted to the outskirts of the Sawargaon village one of the hand grenades hurled - it couldn't be confirmed which side threw it - landed in a school premises. It killed four people on the spot and left 12 others injured. The victims were identified as class I student Sunil Halami (7), class VI student Manglushai Hidko (11), D.G. Gawande, the cook of the school, and Manglarama Madavi, a villager. The gun battle did not last long after this. No Maoist deaths were reported.

December 21: Four Policemen were killed and seven other injured in a powerful landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Umanoor hill on Alapalli-Sironcha in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. According to reports, the Policemen were on their way to Sironcha in a Police jeep which was exploded by the Maoists.


Orissa

January 23: Four civilians, including two women, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist in the Narayanpatna block in Koraput District. Nine personnel of the Special Operations Group and two civilians were also injured in the landmine blast.

April 4: Eleven personnel of the anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG) were killed and eight others were seriously injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast targeting a mini bus carrying the SOG personnel at Tanginiguda on the Govindpalli ghat road in Koraput District of Orissa. Sources said a brief exchange of fire took place between the SOG personnel and the Maoists near the blast site. Reports said there were 19 persons in the vehicle. The SOG personnel were on a mission to sanitise the Maoist-prone Govindpalli ghat road so that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel camping at Govindpalli in Malkangiri District could move from there to Koraput.

May 8: The combined forces of Orissa Police’s Special Operations Group, Andhra Pradesh’s Greyhound and the BSF killed at least 10 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Gumandi forest near Podapadar village under Narayanpatna Police Station area in Koraput District.

November 4: Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in a gun battle with the Police in a forested area near Karlakuta village of Malkangiri District of Orissa. District Superintendent of Police Anirudha Kumar Singh said that after a tip-off that Maoists were hiding in the area, Police raided the place. 'Some Police personals sustained minor injuries in the gun battle that lasted for about 10-15 minutes,' Singh said. Some weapons and Maoist banners were seized from the spot, he added.

November 27: Five persons, including two women and a three-year-old child, were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up an ambulance by triggering a landmine blast near Dukulpadu in Brahmanigaon in Kandhamal District in Odisha. The victims from Sikarma village near Brahmanigaon and were identified as Simon Mallick, the ambulance's driver, Sushanti Pradhan, Inosi Digal (a pregnant woman), her daughter Subhashree (3) and husband Guna Digal.

December 6: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist hacked three villagers to death at Topadihi near Rourkela under K Balang Police Station in Sundargarh District in Odisha suspecting them to be Police informer. The victims, including a ward member, identified as Nuana Munda, a teacher, Nanjan Munda and Daudh Munda, a villager, were abducted by the Maoists before they were killed. The villagers found the bodies with the throats slit near rail tracks hardly 500 metres away from Topadihi railway station.

December 18: At least two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter between the Maoists and Security Forces at Chirubeda in Saranda forest under Bisra Police Station area in Sundargarh District in Odisha. A SOG constable, Laxman Kisan (28) went missing and another constable Bhabagrahi Nayak (28), sustained a bullet injury, ASP Ramachandra Panda said. A rifle and a motor-cycle were recovered from the incident site, the ASP added. Meanwhile, the Maoists handed over the dead body of the missing SOG trooper Laxman to his family at Bansanala in Orissa-Jharkhand border on December 19.

December 24: At least three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with elite anti-Maoist SOG in Bijayghati at Turli hillock in Narayanpatna area in Koraput District in Odisha. DIG Soumendra Priyadarshi said, the joint Police team of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh raided a hideout in the District, considered to be a Maoist stronghold and the encounter took place, which lasted about an hour and resulted in killing three of them. A gun and 25 Maoist kit bags were recovered from the encounter site, Priyadarshi added.


West Bengal

January 2: Three CPI-Maoist-backed PCPA cadres were killed at Joynagar near Lalgarh in West Midnapore District after Security Forces opened fire on a PCPA rally. Bijoy Mahato (38), Bhola Mahato (43) and another PCPA cadre died on the spot. The SFs recovered the dead bodies from the stretch between Joynagar and Chhenraboni village in Lalgarh. Trouble broke out in the afternoon when Police got information that armed Maoist cadres were forcing villagers of Radhanagar, Sevayatan and Baita to join the rally. Telegraph adds that when a 200-strong SF approached Joynagar village, nearly 1,000 people blocked their path. "The Maoists used the villagers as shields and hid themselves behind," said Superintendent of police Manoj Verma. While being surrounded, officers saw through binoculars extremists with AK-47s in the village. When the Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd, the Maoists started firing. After the firing stopped at 5pm, Bijoy Mahato (24) and Bhola Mahato (43), were found dead. Rakhal Rana (45) died later. The Police said they were "wanted" Maoists. Meanwhile, Indian Express quoting Police sources put the death toll at five. "We have recovered three bodies, but we believe at least five Maoists have been killed," said Manoj Verma.

February 15: At least 24 Security Force (SF) personnel, mostly belonging to the Eastern Frontier Rifles were killed and several others injured when a large group of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a SF camp at Silda in West Midnapore. The Maoists triggered several blasts before opening fire on the SF personnel. Before leaving, the Maoists looted firearms and set the camp ablaze. One civilian died of splinter injury the next day taking the death toll in the incident to 25.

May 14: Four supporters of the CPI-M were killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist during their bandh (shutdown). Bullet riddled dead bodies of Ashok Ahir, Swapan Ahir, Sanatan Ahir and Nazrul Mir were found on Silda-Bankura State highway at Belpahari near Anthela village in West Midnapore District of West Bengal.

May 19: Four troopers of the CRPF and a deputy commandant were killed while another trooper was critically injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion targeting the car they were travelling in near Lalgarh in West Midnapore District.

May 21: Three dead bodies of the ruling CPI-M activists, suspected to have been killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist, were found from Sarenga area in Bankura District.

May 28: At least 148 passengers were killed after suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast on railway track causing derailment of 13 coaches of the Howrah-Kurla (Kolkata to Mumbai) Lokmanya Tilak Gyaneshwari Super Deluxe Express between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations near Jhargram in West Midnapore District. About 145 others were injured.

June 16: At least 10 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and several others injured in an encounter between the Maoist and joint forces in the West Midnapore District of West Bengal. The exchange of fire took place at Ranja forest near Lalgarh, around 30 kilometres from District headquarter Midnapore town. The Security Forces also seized a cache of arms that include an AK 47 assault rifle, an SLR, some pistols and ammunition. Police believe the arms and ammunition were among those looted from Police armoury in the past.

July 26: Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman cadre, and a CRPF trooper were killed in an encounter in the dense forests under Golatore Police Station in West Midnapore District. 12 weapons, including SLRs and INSAS rifles, were also recovered from the site of the encounter.

August 23: Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist-backed PCPA were killed by a suspected anti-Maoist group in Hansadumri village of Bankura District in the night. The dead bodies of Sujit Giri, Sanjit Gorai, Hikim Murmu and Lakshmikanta Soren were found in the morning of August 24 on the Bankura-Jhargram road, 18 kilometres from the local Barikul Police Station. Another cadre, Arun Patra, who was with the group when it was attacked, is missing.

August 26: Just before being killed by Security Forces, Umakanta Mahato, a prime accused in Jnaneswari Express derailment case, along with CPI-Maoist local ‘area commander’ Jayanto alias Sahebram Hembram and about a dozen squad members, held a 'people's court' at midnight at Kalabani village, near Jhargram in West Midnapore District and ‘sentenced’ three supporters of ruling CPI-Marxist to death after branding them Police informers. The victims were identified as Rajib, Gopal and Tapan Mantri.

September 13: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead five supporters of the ruling CPI-M at Nachupatina village in West Midnapore District. The five persons that included four of a family were dragged out from their homes and killed. The victims were identified as Amrit Aagyuan, Rohin Aagyuan, Samaresh Aagyuan, Swapan Aagyuan and Prasanta Aagyuan. Amrit Aagyuan’s mother was injured when she resisted the Maoists.

October 3: A group of about 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, armed with sophisticated weapons, raided Chirogora village in Purulia District and shot dead three activists of the Forward Bloc party after dragging them out of their houses. The deceased were identified as Leru Majhi, Dasrath Majhi, and Choto Majhi. The attackers left some leaflets in the area claiming that they were killed as they were ‘Police spies’.

November 7: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Ganakkata village in Jhargram sub-division and killed three persons, identified as Sandhyarani Mahato, Rashbihari Mahato, Owahed Ali, in West Midnapore District.

December 17: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed seven AIFB party workers, identified as Chapala Garai, Tapan Singh Sardar, Kinkar Singh, Rajesh Singh, Gopeswar Mahato, Gobardhan Singh and Arjun Singh Mura at Baghbinda village of Jhalda in Purulia District. A group of 10 to 12 Maoists first raided the house of Chandicharan Singh Sardar, president of the Gitalaya village panchayat samiti. Upon not finding him there, the Maoists abducted his brother and local Forward Bloc leader Tapan Singh Sardar and killed him near the house. Chapala Garai was the sarpanch of Darda gram panchayat. Kinkar Singh was the Bloc secretary of the Forward Bloc while Gobardhan Singh was a Bloc member for 15 years. The victims were picked up from their homes at about 2 AM [IST] and shot at from close range in a field in the hilly village bordering Jharkhand, SP Sunil Kumar Chaudhuri said. Maoists left posters at the spot claiming that the seven villagers had been spying for the Security personnel. "Protest against those with ‘Operation Green Hunt’ and Left Front and Congress leaders," one of the posters said. In another poster it was written: "Police torture of the public has to stop otherwise, extreme punishment will be given to Left Front leaders."


Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

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