Bomb blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist- 2011
December 27: About 50 armed Maoists blew up a two-storeyed Police Station under-construction in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. "Maoists stormed into the building at Geedam town, hardly 10 km from Dantewada town and set high-powered explosives and blew it up," Dantewada SP Ankit Garg said. The two-storeyed structure was almost complete but was not handed over to the police. "It was a massive blast and the building was mostly blown up," Garg said.
December 16: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the building of an upgraded Government middle school at Sarkanda village under Tankuppa block in Gaya District in Bihar.
December 15: A group of 50-odd CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an under-construction bridge at Patna village under Manika Police Station area of Latehar District in Jharkhand, around 8pm. Sources said INR 10 million had been sanctioned for building the 50 metre bridge.
December 9: A 40-member Greyhounds team of Andhra Pradesh Police had a narrow escape when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion at Lakkavarapupeta in the GK Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. The members of the Galikonda Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist is suspected to be behind the blast that took place at around 10.30 am when the SF personnel were coming from the Pedavalasa area, sources said. No one was injured in the incident. This is the first time after a gap of a year that the Maoists triggered a landmine in the District.
December 6: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a bridge on National Highway Number 30 that connects the Bastar region to the State capital, by triggering a powerful landmine blast in Chhattisgarh. The bridge is at Kondagaon on National Highway Number 30 in Bastar District, around 210 kilometres south of Raipur. "It was a massive blast that ripped through the bridge. The traffic on the key national highway, Number 30, was blocked for hours after the blast but was resumed later," Bastar's SP Ratanlal Dangi said.
December 5: The Maoists blew up a school building at Bhardaria village in Garhwa District, the second day of the Bharat bandh called by the CPI-Maoist in Jharkhand. A group of armed Maoists stuffed IED inside a room of a middle school in the village and triggered the blast, damaging a large portion of the structure, SP Michael S Raj said.
Two mobile towers belonging to a private company was blown up in Haidar Nagar and Hussainabad blocks in Palamu District of the State. Only after a guitar bomb was triggered by the Police, the situation could be brought under control. No casualties were reported in the incident.
December 4: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast inside the Block Development Office at Harhargunj in Palamu District in Jharkhand, during the two-day Bharat bandh called to protest against the killing of Maoist leader Mallujola Koteswara Rao alias Kishanji by the Security Forces in West Bengal. Although there was no casualty, the single-storey building housing the BDO's office was destroyed.
The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a school building at Salmi in Malkangiri District in Odisha.
The Maoists began their two-day Bharat bandh by blowing up railway tracks in two Districts in Jharkhand. In the first incident, a group of Maoists used an IED to blow up a stretch of tracks between Gomia and Dumri railway stations of the East Central Railway in Bokaro District. In the second incident, another group of Maoists blasted tracks between Hehegara and Chhipadohar railway stations in Latehar District.
December 3-4: 11 persons, including 10 Policemen, were killed in an IED explosion when CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the convoy of MP and former Jharkhand Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari, in Latehar District in Jharkhand. Namdhari, however, escaped unhurt. CRPF DIG B K Sharma confirmed the death toll reaching to 11 and looting of arms and ammunition by the Maoists after the attack. According to Latehar SP D B Sharma, the Maoists took with them 10 weapons, 2, 000 ammunition and one wireless set.
December 3: The Maoists demolished a mobile tower of a private operator and abducted its two security guards at Chain in Jamui District in Bihar. About 30-40 armed Maoists raided the village and used explosives to destroy the tower before abducting the guards identified as Mahendra Singh and Babulal Singh.
December 2: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast and partly destroyed the gram panchayat at Mispri in Gondia District in Maharashtra. This was the first Maoist incident at Mispri, located at tri-junction of Gadchiroli-Gondia and Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh.
November 27: A squad of around 20 cadres of the CPI-Maoist destroyed the mobile tower of a private operator by triggering an explosion at Kanuali under Konch Police Station in Gaya District in Bihar. According to Police, the Maoists took the step apparently after they were not given money by the operator.
November 16: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a land-mine blast damaging a tractor carrying a generator set and water tank for CRPF personnel in Latehar. The tractor driver, Vinod Oraon, sustained injuries, sources said. Police spokesperson R. K. Mallick said, "The tractor was closely followed by a company of CRPF personnel. After the explosion, the personnel were engaged in an encounter with the rebels, who escaped taking advantage of the nearby dense forests. There was no casualty on either side. The driver is also safe."
October 21: Six Policemen were killed and five others injured in a landmine blast and ambush by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bastar District in Chhattisgarh. The 16-member Police team was on its way to Netanar village, when it came under attack, ADG, Naxal operation Ramniwas said. A large group of Maoists set off an IED blast and opened fire on the Policemen, who were riding on eight motorcycles, as they approached the village. Six Policemen, including a Police Inspector, were killed on the spot and five others were injured in the attack, Bastar SP Ratanlal Dangi said. He added that at least three Maoists were suspected to have been killed in retaliatory firing by the Police.
October 21: An accidental blast by the CPI-Maoist cadres killed eight cows inside the remote forest between Ramnabadi and Jirakua villages under Sorada Police Station in Ganjam District in Odisha. "Maoists, fearing public dissent, did not the want the news to spread," said DIG, R.K. Sharma. As rumours started spreading, Security Forces visited the area on October 23.
October 20: The Maoists triggered a landmine blast in Kiriburu area in Keonjhar District in Odisha. The blast damaged the glass panes of a vehicle ferrying three troopers of the CRPF, including the driver, who were proceeding from Kiriburu to Megadpur mines to pick up CoBRA troopers, Keonjhar SP Asish Singh said. However, no one in the vehicle was injured in the blast, the SP added.
October 7: Three troopers of the SSB were killed, and another seriously injured, when a powerful IED exploded under their vehicle near Geedam on National Highway 16 in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. "The SSB jawans were travelling in a Tata 407 [light truck] as part of a convoy of 11 vehicles headed from Dantewada to Jagdalpur," said DIG Vivekananda Sinha at a press conference in the State capital, Raipur. The Police believe that the IED was detonated by the Maoists.
October 2: Four CRPF troopers were injured in an ambush carried out by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Bhiwankojhi village in Kurkheda tehsil in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. According to sources, a convoy of seven vehicles belonging to CRPF battalion was returning from Gyarapati Police assistance centre to Kotgal, when it was attacked by the Maoists near Bhiwankojhi village in the wee hours. Maoists reportedly carried out the blast to stall the movement of the CRPF convoy and fired indiscriminately on the forces. A clamour mine and a hand grenade left by Maoists were also recovered from the incident site.
September 29: CoBRA and CRPF troopers escaped a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist near 'Dania' at Jhumra hillocks region in Gomia Police Station area in Bokaro District in Jharkhand. The Police have sped up the operation in these regions since the September 27 killings and several Maoist camps have busted, DIG of Police, Bokaro (coal belt) Laxman Prasad Singh said. We are keeping a strict vigil on the Naxals' movements and their hideouts through helicopter surveillance," Singh said.
September 27: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a portion of rail tracks near Bhansi railway station in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh, causing disruption in train services. The blasts on rail tracks came on the last day of the weeklong foundation anniversary celebrations by Maoists.
August 15: CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a claymore mine blast at Jogipallur, eight kilometres from Narayanpatna block in Koraput District in Odisha, as a team of BSF and SOG Police was about to clear a road that was cut off few days earlier. However, none of the SF personnel were injured.
August 8: Two C-60 commando personnel were injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres targeted the tail convoy of the NCPCR team in the jungles of Sawanga in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. The NCPCR team, led by Chairperson Shantha Sinha had gone to Kamangad in Dhanora tehsil, for inspection of an ashramshala.
August 4: Over 40 cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the Bariarpur village under Barhat Police Station area in Jamui District and blew up a part of the house of Sumitra Devi, the village head.
The Maoists also blew up the house of a villager, identified as Ashok Yadav, at Karman tola in the same Police Station area, Police said.
July 27: Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a telecom tower and control room of a private telecom operator (Aircel) at Sonebersa village in Saran District.
July 21: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the house of a former sarpanch of Yadunathpur village and set ablaze his brother's house in Rohtas District in Bihar. Around 12 Maoist cadres raided the village and triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the house of Gangeshwar Singh and later set ablaze the house of Maheshwar Singh.
July 20: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a coffee go down at Teemulabanda village in G.K. Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists planted landmines and triggered the blast. The loss was estimated to be INR 800, 000.
CPI-Maoist blew up a bridge at Udanti near Devbhog, about 175 kilometers east of Raipur District in Chhattisgarh, killing eight Congress Party workers. Talking to reporters from Mainpur Police Station, State Congress President Nand Kumar Patel said, "We lost eight of our men and at least five were injured. No preventive measures were taken, despite the administration being informed three days ago about the event." However, Additional DGP (anti-Maoist operation) Ram Niwas said, "All the Congress leaders were unharmed. Four were killed and four persons who sustained serious injuries were rushed to the hospital." Patel and other party leaders were returning from a Kisan Sammelan held in Durwagudi, a village in Devbhog block, on the border with Odisha, when the convoy was attacked by the Maoists.
July 12: CPI-Maoist cadres carried out a blast at the house of one of the dissenters, their 'commander', Upendra Rai, in Pilpra village in Palamu District in Jharkhand, in order to keep away several Maoists who had decided to move out and start their own outfits or join another group.
July 5: Two SF Personnel were injured when three landmines planted by Maoist cadres exploded during a combing operation in Sonepur Ghati forest of Daringbadi area in Kandhamal District in Odisha. Two claymore mines were also recovered from the site.
July 4: Maoist cadres trigged two IEDs blowing up railway tracks between Renegade and Roxy stations of Sundargarh District in Odisha during a 24-hour bandh observed by them. Jharkhand Regional Committee (JRC) of Maoists called the bandh to protest the arrest of Maoists from Saranda forest last week, whom the Maoists said, were innocent villagers but were arrested by the security forces and were falsely implicated.
June 26: The Maoists blew up an SUV near Kirandul in Dantewada District, 6 kilometres from Raipur in Chhattisgarh, killing three Policemen and injuring three others, said Ramnivas, the ADG (Naxalite operations). One Policeman is missing.
June 20: An armed squad of over 70 Maoists blew up railway tracks and trapped a pilot engine with two RPF Policemen, killing one of them in a bid to loot weapons, between Dumri-Bihar and Dania railway stations near Jhumra Hills in Bokaro District in Jharkhand. According to senior public relations officer of the Dhanbad Rail Division, Amrendra Das, the RPF Policeman killed was identified as Anil Kumar Rai. His colleague, B. Chand, along with engine driver S. Mahto and his assistant N. Mehta were injured. Later the Maoists set ablaze the engine, he said.
June 16: A group of 70 CPI-Maoist cadres blew up four cell towers in Imamganj area, one in Banke Bazaar and one in the Dobhi block in Gaya District in Bihar.
A contingent of 40/50 armed Maoists attacked the Nadaul railway station and set ablaze a part of the railway station in Jehanabad District on the Patna-Gaya route, disrupting rail traffic, during a bandh called in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, protesting against the arrest of politburo member Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master, who was arrested in Gaya District in the night of June 12. In addition, the Maoists took hostage Rajesh Kumar, the station master for a few hours, ransacked the station, and set ablaze the booking counter and the panel room, and damaged the documents stored in there.
June 16: About 40 to 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up Lohiya Samta High School building at Ketar village under the Bhawnathpur Police Station area of Garhwa District in Jharkhand. "The incident was carried out under the leadership of the Maoist inter-state zonal head Munna Vishwakarma," sources said, adding that the Maoists had arrived at Bhawnathpur from Bihar's Navhata-Chutia Police Station area after crossing river Sone. "The Maoists used three can bombs containing ammonium nitrate," said Garhwa SP Richar Lakra. Sources also said that construction of a Police Station at Ketar was under process. When the Maoists came to know that the action plan to set up a Police Station, they blew up the school building to register their presence in the area.
June 10: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an anti-landmine vehicle, killing 10 SF personnel - seven SPOs and three police constables - and injuring three others at bridge near Gatan village in Katekalyan area in Dantewada District in chhattisgarh. The anti-landmine vehicle of the SFs was approaching a bridge near Gatan village near Katekalyan when the Maoists triggered a powerful blast and opened indiscriminate fire on the personnel who came out of the badly damaged vehicle, Police said.
May 31: Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres descended on Parchha village under Chutia Police Station in Rohtas District in Bihar and of blew up a school building. Three of the seven rooms of the school were damaged in the incident. However, there was no report of any casualty. After triggering the blast, the Maoists shouted slogans against the Government machinery for using the school buildings and other installations for housing the Security Forces for anti-Maoist operations. Earlier, the Maoists had attempted to blow up the school building on May 17 on the eve of the 10th phase of panchayat polls. They, however, failed in their mission, as the explosive used for blowing up the building was sub-standard.
May 21: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast damaging a stretch of railway track at a place between Renjeda and Roxy in Sundargarh District in Odisha, the first day of a two-day bandh called by the Maoists, reports DNA.
May 19: Two CRPF troopers who were injured in the landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Borguda village in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh on May 17, succumbed to the injuries.
May 17: Five CRPF troopers, belonging to the 2nd battalion, were killed and two others injured in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Borguda village on National Highway 221, six kilometres away from Sukma town in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. The CRPF convoy of three vehicles was returning from Kerlapal to the camp at Sukma when they were hit by landmine blast around 9:00 pm, killing five CRPF troopers and injuring two others, IG, Bastar, T. J. Langkumer, said.
May 15: As the voting for the ninth phase of Bihar Panchayat polls began two polling officials were killed and two critically injured in a landmine blast triggered by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Jamui District in Bihar. "Maoists targeted a Police vehicle in which polling officials were going to conduct polls in a village in Jamui," ADGP Rajwardhan Sharma said.
One person was killed and another injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists near Chhurchuriya village in the District, DGP Neelmani said. "The poll personnel were going to Chhurchuriya booth on a tractor when the landmine planted by Maoists went off," Neelmani said. The driver of the tractor Arun Mandal died on the spot and one poll personnel who is a local teacher was seriously injured in the blast, the DGP added.
May 12: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a rail track in Bokaro District in Jharkhand. "On Thursday, while enforcing a daylong shutdown, Maoists blasted a railway track between the Gomia and Dumri railway stations in Bokaro District. The track between Yogeshwar and Chenpur line was damaged following the blast," SP Saket Singh said. "One meter of the railway track was damaged. As a result, railway services were disrupted for more than six hours. We have fixed the damage and service has resumed," SP Singh added. The Maoists dropped a handwritten paper near the spot, which said that the outfit had given a 12 hour call for Jharkhand bandh to protest the arrest of its leader Uday Ji at Gomia in Bermo on May 5.
May 10: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a Police vehicle in Bastar District in Chhattisgarh. "A powerful blast ripped through the Tata-407 vehicle. The driver was seriously injured. An assistant sub-inspector, who was following the vehicle in a car, too was injured. Both were taken to a hospital in Narayanpur," Bastar SP P. Sundarraj said. The blast took place at Kakori culvert, more than 300 kilometres south of capital Raipur. The vehicle was on its way to Kondagaon Police station in Bastar from Narayanpur District, where it had dropped off some Police personnel.
A 25-kilogram landmine laid under a key road by the Maoists in Bastar region was detected and defused by the Police. "A squad of the District force and the Paramilitary troopers spotted a landmine in Kanker District. The 25-kilogram landmine was laid to target the Police party,' Kanker SP Ajay Yadav said.
May 10: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the vacant ancestral house of JMM MP Kameshwar Baitha, a former Maoist zonal 'commander' who was released on bail on May 7, in Palamau District in Jharkhand. "A group of Maoists stuffed dynamite in the vacant house of Baitha before triggering the blast at Danchabar village in Bishrampur, about 55 kilometres from Medininagar," SP Anup Mathew said.
May 10: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered an IED targeting a Police patrol party in the forests at Alapalli-Etapallu road near Tondel village in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. "After the blast, the Naxals opened fire at the Police. The operation is going on. Because the operation is on in deep jungles (forest), there is no detailed report as yet," Viresh Prabhu, Gadchiroli SP, said. He said that the blast occurred at around 6.30pm. "The Police opened fire in retaliation. There are no reports of casualty as yet," he said.
May 8: One trooper, identified as Ishwar Lal, deployed on election duty was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Khutepal near Bhusaras in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists also triggered landmine blasts at three separate places in South Bastar and tried to blow up vehicles to terrorise polling parties. Incidents of random firing were reported at several places in Narayanpur and Bijapur Districts, Police sources said.
The Maoists, who had given a call to boycott elections, blew up a 33 KVA transformer, disrupting power supply to Kuakonda, Sukma, Konta and Chintagarh Development blocks in the District.
May 5: The Maoists blew up a panchayat office with landmines in Malkangiri District in Odisha. A group of 50 Maoist cadres stormed into Niliguda under Padia block, about 35 kilometres from the District, and triggered IED explosions to blow up the gram panchayat building, Padia BDO Subhash Singh said. The ceiling of the two-storied building caved in and the structure suffered extensive damage in the blast, he said, adding that the same building had come under attack by Maoists during construction last year.
May 5: A landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres killed six persons of a family, including a five-year-old boy, on Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon road near Tavitola village in Dhanora Police Station limit in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. Gadchiroli SP S Veeresh Prabhu, said, "It is very shocking the way Naxals LWE didn't bother to check on their target before triggering the blast." Naxals are learnt to have followed up the blast with constant firing on the victims.
May 3: 11 SF personnel were killed and nearly 40 injured when CPI-Maoist cadres set off landmines in an ambush in Lohardaga District in Jharkhand. After a tip off about Maoists having assembled there, the CRPF, Jharkhand Jaguar, JAP and DAP personnel went to Urumuru village, but returned after not finding anyone. While the SFs were returning from Urumuru the Maoists ambushed them at Dhardhariya hills under Senha Police Station in the District. "The Police had information that the Maoists were holding a meeting at Hurmu village on top of a hill, but when the Police party comprising CRPF and District Police reached the spot there was no sign of any Maoist movement," IGP, Operation R K Malik said. When the party was descending from the hill, they fell into an ambush laid by the Maoists, who had planted IED in and around an area of two kilometres, each at a distance of 1.5-2 feet, the IG said. The earlier information of the Maoist presence at Hurmu was a trap for the Police, added Mallick.
May 2: Five Policemen, including the SHO of Rajepur Police Station in East Champaran District, were injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast under the jeep they were travelling in near Dera Chowk at Ramnagar village under the Shivaipatti Police Station in Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. Muzaffarpur SSP Rajesh Kumar said the incident occurred when a Police party from East Champaran District entered the village in the District to arrest some absconding criminals.
April 20: A bomb explosion was reported from the house of a candidate for village sarpanch in Jamui District, but it was not known if there was any casualty, they said. The 10-phase polls will end on May 28.
April 16: A group of 30 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the battery room of a BSNL cell phone tower at Bandirevu village in Dummugudem mandal in Khammam District in Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists triggered the blast on the first day of the 48-hour 'Dandakaranya bandh' called by the Maoists in protest against the recent 'Police excesses' in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District and the alleged repression unleashed by the Security Forces in 'Dandakaranya'. Vital equipment in the battery room, including panel boards was damaged in the blast. The Maoists left behind pamphlets denouncing 'Operation Green Hunt'.
March 25: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a school building at Tilaiya Khurd in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 70 Maoist cadres surrounded the school and triggered a dynamite blast to blow up the State-run school building last night, the Police said. Three school rooms were badly damaged in the blast, the Police said adding the Maoists later set ablaze a house in the village before fleeing into the nearby forests.
March 24: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a State-run school building in Tetrain village under Deo Police Station area in Aurangabad District in Bihar. Over 50 Maoist cadres surrounded the school building in the village and triggered the dynamite blast and blew up the school building. Three rooms of the school building were destroyed in the blast, the Police said.
Rajesh Prasad Shaw (24), a Police constable was killed and two others were injured in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists who were targeting Ghatshila ASP Anish Kumar Gupta in Ghatshila in East Singhbhum District in Jharkhand. The incident occurred when a joint team of District Police and CRPF, comprising 300 troopers, was on its way to Dainmari and Makuli bordering Belpahari Police Station in West Bengal, to conduct long-range patrolling after receiving information that the Maoists Dampara squad was holed up in the forests. The men were negotiating a turn when the landmine exploded around 7.30am. Shaw died on the spot. Two CRPF troopers- Ganesh Gaur and Vinod Kumar were also injured.
March 18: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a water pump in Mogahataburu village in West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand. According to the Police, the Maoists blasted the water pump, to protest the ongoing operation against them in Saranda forest. The Jharkhand Police have launched an operation against the Maoists in Saranda forest, where some six companies of Paramilitary Forces are assisting the State Police.
March 16: Over 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a State-run school building using dynamite at Khajurahi village under Banke Bazar Police Station in Gaya District in Bihar.
March 14: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up two mobile towers and burnt a generator room near Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 50 CPI-Maoist triggered dynamite blasts to blow up the towers of BSNL and a private telecom operator near the Police Station late last night. They also burnt the generator room of a private telecom firm there, the Police said.
March 1: Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up two control rooms of telecom towers in Jamui District in Bihar. About 50 armed Maoists came to the control rooms of private telecom operators and blew up the facilities detonating dynamites at Mahugayen village under Sonu Police Station area, SP R N Singh said. The Maoists triggered the blast in apparent protest against the killing of six Maoists during an encounter with the Police at Majidih village under Katoria Police Station area in neighbouring Banka District on February 26.
February 23: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion at a panchayat office in the Jhargram region of West Midnapore District in West Bengal. A group of Maoists raided the panchayat office at Dhanghori village, located on the road connecting Lodhasuli and Kesiapatha, and planted a landmine to blow up the building. Earlier, the same building was torched by the Maoists about two months ago, destroying furniture and documents, SP Praveen Tripathi, said.
February 14: Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a State-run school building at Barhara in Chakkarbandha forest in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 50 armed Maoists surrounded the school, commanded the villagers watching a cultural programme to leave the premises and detonated dynamites and blew up the building. The building was earlier being used as a CRPF camp, the Police said.
February 17: The Maoist made an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the middle school building at Tilaiya Khurd village under the Barachatti Police Station area of the Gaya District in Bihar. The Maoists planted an IED to blow up the school building, but the device did not explode.
February 18: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the house of Pushpapal, a former village sarpanch in Saran District in Bihar. Over 50 armed Maoist cadres raided the house of Pushpapal at Chitwan village and triggered the blast, SP A.K. Satyarthy said. Nobody was present inside the house at the time. The Police recovered three landmines from near the house, Satyarthy added.
February 10: Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks between Kurhni and Turkey Railway stations in Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. "Over 50 Maoist cadres triggered a mini cylinder blast badly damaging the tracks at a place between Kurhni and Turkey railway stations late last night," ADG (Rail) S. K. Bhardwaj said. RK Agarwal, Divisional Railway manager, Sonepur, said, the Maoists had called a 24-hour bandh on February 10, in Tirhut area in North Bihar in protest against the recent arrest of Nakul, a Maoist 'zonal commander' in Saran District on February 4.
February 7: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks at two different places in Jharkhand, as they began a day-long strike in three States (Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa) to protest price rise and corruption. A group of armed Maoists packed explosives to blow up a stretch of railway track, four kilometres from Mile station in Ramgarh of District Jharkhand, at 1.15 AM (IST), Police sources said. Similarly another stretch of railway track was blown up between Dania station in Bokaro District and Bihar's Jageshwar station, disrupting train services on the two routes, the sources said. The Maoists also warned the station master of Dania against movement of trains during the shutdown, and took away the keys of the railway crossing gate there, the Police said.
February 2: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the house of one Bharat Singh of Prithwipur village under the Panapur Police Station area of Saran District in Bihar. They also set ablaze a vehicle parked outside the house.
January 31: The Maoists blew up a water tank, a pump and a generator meant to supply water to the CRPF paratroopers at Jhumra hill in Bokaro District in Jharkhand.
January 26: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a middle school at Chadara village in Palamau District in Jharkhand. About 50 to 60 cadres reached the village in the early hours of the day and blew up the school using dynamite. No one was in the school when the explosion took place, SP Anup T. Mathew said.
January 19: The Maoists triggered two Bomb blasts in the Tangi Block Office in Khurdha District in Odisha. Earlier, the BDO had received death threat from the Maoists. Police recovered two Maoist posters from the wall of Block Office. In the poster they mentioned that the corruption of the Block is increasing and the BDO is involved in the corruption.
January 18: A CRPF constable was killed and two other troopers were injured as the cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered three powerful land mine blasts in quick succession to thwart an anti-Naxal (LWE) operation in Gaya District in Bihar. The blasts were triggered near Barha village under the Dumaria Police Station, close to the Jharkhand border. Acting on a tip-off about assemblage of Maoists in the area, a joint team of personnel from CoBRA, CRPF, STF and DP were on the way to the village on foot when the three explosions took place. The SFs later fired at the extremists, Gaya SSP Amit Lodha said and added intermittent firing between the SFs and the Maoists continued for several hours. According to the SSP, 46 persons have been taken into custody for their suspected involvement in Maoist activities in the area.
January 17: The Maoists triggered a land mine blast in a building housing the office and training facility of a SHG, Naba Jagran Sangha, at Khaerboni village in Jhargram block in West Midnapore District in West Bengal. "Two land mines were blasted in a SHG's office in Patashimul area of Jhargram early today. The entire building was damaged. We suspect the Maoists active in the area are involved in the crime," said ASP Mukesh Kumar.
January 15: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a low-intensity landmine blast in Yerkad in Dhanora Tehsil in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. In the blast a Police jeep was damaged and Prashant Muktavaram, the jeep driver, sustained some cuts, Police said.
January 11: Three civilians, including two officials of the State Agricultural Department were injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast targeting the vehicle they were traveling near Odiapentha village in Narayanpatna block of Koraput District in Odisha. The victims were Basant Kumar Patnaik and Sashi Bhusan Senapati of the State Agricultural Department and Raj Kumar Dipak, the driver of the vehicle. The incident coincided with the two-day bandh call of the Maoists in Rayagada, Gajapati and Kandhamal Districts, which began on January 10, to protest against the encounter in Rayagada District on January 9, in which nine Maoists had been killed by Security Forces.
January 9: Cadres belonging to the CPI-Maoist including female cadres blew up a cabin signal point of Bandamunda railway station of Sundergarh District in Odisha. The railway service on Howrah-Mumbai and Rourkela-Hatia railway lines has been disrupted following the incident. According to Railway sources 50 to 60 armed Maoists blasted the signal point around 2AM. The Maoists left a number of posters opposing anti-Maoist ‘Operation Green Hunt’ taken up by Centre, harassment to the innocent tribals and demanded the release of Binayak Sen.
January 6: The Maoists triggered a landmine blast inside the house of Nemai Sen, a local CPI-M leader in Nadaria village near Salboni area in West Midnapore in West Bengal. 'A group of 15-20 armed Maoists attacked Sen's house in the night. As Nemai was not present at that time, the Maoists dragged out his father and beat him up severely. Later a major portion of the house was blown up by triggering landmine blast inside the house,' said a senior Police Officer.
Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.