Bomb Blasts Triggered by CPI-Maoist: 2014
January 27: In the search operation
that began on January 26 to rescue four abducted persons, one
CRPF trooper died and 11 others suffered injuries when CPI-Maoist
cadres triggered over 12 IEDs explosions in Pirtand block of Giridih
January 28: Twenty armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist accompanied by 50 militia members triggered
blasts at two coffee pulping units and a godown of the Andhra
Pradesh Forest Development Corporation's coffee pulping yard at
Chapagedda in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District.
February 7: CPI-Maoist cadres
triggered an explosion inside an abandoned house at Kadrukhuta
village in Nawadih block of Bokaro District, Jharkhand.
March 27: About 100 CPI-Maoist
cadres blew up two mobile towers, exploding powerful bombs, at
Manjhauli and Dumaria Bazar villages of Gaya District of Bihar,
ahead of BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi's election
March 27: Train services between
Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi in Bihar were disrupted following a
bomb explosion triggered by CPI-Maoist on the railway track.
March 30: Four children were injured
in an explosion when they opened a bag containing crude bombs
near a stream at Laskari village of Barhi block in Hazaribagh
District of Jharkhand. The bombs are suspected to have been left
behind by CPI-Maoist cadres.
April 9: Three personnel of 85
battalion of the CRPF were injured when two pressure bombs exploded
near Kikler village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
April 13: CPI-Maoist cadres blew
off a part of the railway track minutes before New Delhi-bound
Garib Rath was to arrive on Howrah-Patna main rail route in Lakhisarai
District. An engine of a goods train that was parked on the same
track was damaged in the explosion.
April 14: The CPI-Maoist cadres
attacked a BSF camp and triggered an explosion at Bhejangiwada
under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District. A
group of 60 to 70 heavily-armed Maoists surrounded the camp and
fired from different directions.
April 16: The Maoists blew up
a bridge near Padnatand village in Giridih District, a day ahead
of the polling for six Lok Sabha seats from the State.
April 17: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up a stretch of railway track between Dania Railway Station
in Bokaro of Jharkhand and Jageshwar Station of Bihar under South
Eastern Railway in Bokaro District disrupting train services.
April 21: CPI-Maoist cadres blew
up a state-run Bojhayat middle school in Jamui District of Bihar.
Jamui Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said a group of armed
Maoists used "cylinder bombs" to blast the school building.
April 28: The CPI-Maoist blew
up the high school building at Narotampur in Lakhisarai District
May 8: A villager was seriously
injured when a pressure bomb laid by CPI-Maoist cadres exploded
in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The bomb exploded when the
victim, Churan Lal, was going to work in a field in Kurri village
under Korar Police Station limits.
July 22: CPI-Maoist cadres blasted
a portion of a railway track at Lahat village under Rafiganj Police
Station in Aurangabad District of Bihar between Ismailpur and
Rafiganj section leading to derailment of a pilot engine running
ahead of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.
July 23: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up a mobile phone tower in Salaiya area in Aurangabad District
of Bihar, during a bandh called by the Maoists to protest against
the alleged Police excesses and subsequent firing in Madanpur
area in the District.
July 23: The CPI-Maoist cadres
have blown up house of a Police Inspector, Kedarnath Singh, at
Manjhauli village under Amba Police Station limits in Aurangabad
District of Bihar.
July 27: The cadres of Korukonda
Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist blew up the pipelines of Essar
Company in Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra
July 30: The CPI-Maoist cadres
have blown up a house of CoBRA personnel of the CRPF, Vinod Singh,
at Pipra village under Kutumba Police Station in Aurangabad District
August 12: Around hundred CPI-Maoist
cadres have blown up a bridge construction site in Latehar District
August 19: Four personnel of the
CoBRA unit of the CRPF were injured when three of their fellow
personnel accidentally put their feet on a pressure bomb planted
by the CPI-Maoist cadres in forests of Kodanar under Aranpur Police
Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.
September 8: Suspected cadres
of the CPI-Maoist blew up around one meter railway track between
Latehar and Bendi railway stations of Dhanbad division under South
Eastern Railway in Latehar District of Jharkhand, after which
several bogies of a goods train were derailed disrupting railway
services. Maoists dropped some posters at the incident site.
September 12: The cadres of the
CPI-Maoist triggered two landmine blasts in Kanker District of
Chhattisgarh, injuring a BSF trooper. One blast took place near
Nagaldand village of Kanker around noon, injuring the BSF trooper,
while the other was reported from Belodi village in the District.
The blasts occurred when BSF personnel were taking polling personnel
to Antagad, which is going to the polls on September 13.
September 12: BSF personnel recovered
three live landmines, weighing around 10 kilograms each, suspected
to be planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, from Boipariguda-Gupteswar
road in Koraput District of Odisha. Police said the security personnel
spotted the landmines during regular combing operation and set
them off on the spot as it was not possible to bring back the
September 15: One IRB trooper,
Chetan Salve was killed while four others were injured in a Claymore
mine blast allegedly triggered by the CPI-Maoist near Yerkad in
Dhanora tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. SFs deployed
at Yerkad Armed Outpost was heading towards weekly market at Yerkad
village when the mine planted on the side of the road exploded,
killing one trooper instantly and injuring four others.
September 15: Three CRPF personnel,
identified as, Assistant Commandant of the 168th Battalion Madhu
Nair, Inspector T.P. Khan and Constable Manoj Kumar were injured
when an IED, suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist, went off
while they were trying to defuse it near Timmapur village of Bijapur
District of Chhattisgarh.
September 19: Armed cadres of
the CPI-Maoist set ablaze three mobile phone towers and a bus
in different areas of Banka District of Bihar. Around 40 women
Maoists cadres, all in Police uniform, raided Bhedia and Gonda
villages and set ablaze mobile towers belonging to BSNL, MTS,
and Vodafone. Simultaneously, about nine Maoists, riding on three
bikes, set ablaze a bus at Bhalua and another group of Maoists
exploded bombs and fired several rounds in the air to scare people
in Bhedia Bazaar. Incidentally, the Maoists had called for a 24-hour
bandh in Bihar and Jharkhand on September 18 protesting against
the killing of three Maoists in Giridih District on Jharkhand-Bihar
border on September 12.
September 27: Two CRPF personnel
were injured in an explosion caused by pressure bomb, planted
by the CPI-Maoist in a forested patch near Murdunda village on
Basaguda road in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A joint Police
party consisting of 168th battalion CRPF and District Police personnel
had reached near Murdunda village to provide security cover for
ongoing road construction work, when suddenly a bomb planted on
the sides of road went of injuring Deelip Kumar Pandey hailing
from Uttar Pradesh and Krishna Mohan native of Punjab.
October 1: The Police shot dead
a Maoist 'deputy commander' after an exchange of fire in a forested
patch in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. During the operation
at different places, the Police teams were attacked by Naxals
who had also placed IED and pressure bombs in different places
and a Head Constable of District Police, Dasrath Nag, was injured
in one of the blasts during the operation. While searching the
area after the encounter in forests of Munga village, body of
a Naxal was found who was identified as Korsa Ayatu (26), resident
of Munga Devgudipara village, along with a muzzle gun, backpack
and items of daily use near the body.
October 2: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up a mobile telephone tower at Mananpur area in Lakhisarai
District of Bihar, to enforce a 24-hour bandh called by them to
protest against the alleged killing of their members by SFs. A
dozen of armed rebels used dynamite to blow up the tower of a
private telecom operator at Mananpur area in the District.
October 15: The CPI-Maoist cadres
triggered a landmine blast and attacked a polling party in Gadchiroli
District of Maharashtra. Maoists opened fire on a Police team
providing security to a polling party near Makkepalli forest in
Chamorshi block in the District in which a Police constable suffered
minor injuries during the encounter.
October 16: SFs exploded a land
mine planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Yelchil village between
Etapalli and Alapalli in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra minutes
before buses carrying polling officials were supposed to pass
the stretch potentially saving several lives.
October 20: Maoists blew up a
portion of a railway track in Bokaro District of Jharkhand which
resulted in the disruption of train services. State Police said
the Maoists destroyed about 1.5 meters of track due to which passenger
trains were held up at different points. Police also confirmed
the recovery of a 15 kilogram can bomb hidden below an over bridge
on National Highway-2 at Chittarpur.
October 25: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up the house of one of their former cadre, a result of an
ongoing rivalry among two different factions of LWE in Nawada
village in Gaya District of Bihar. Around 30 to 35 cadres of CPI-Maoist
came to Nawada village, and blew up the house of Bhola Yadav,
their former colleague who had recently joined the TPC, a breakaway
faction of the CPI-Maoist.
November 5: Security personnel
escaped a CPI-Maoist triggered powerful IED blast under a small
bridge between Pamalwaya and Cherpal under Bijapur Police Station
limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "The explosion was
so powerful that it left a five-and-half feet deep crater on Bijapur-Gangaloor
road," Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said. However, no one
was injured in the blast.
November 18: A CRPF trooper -
Lakhinath - was injured in a pressure bomb blast carried out by
the CPI-Maoist when a contingent of it was engaged in providing
security to road-construction work between Awapalli and Basaguda
under Awapalli Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
November 19: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up a culvert on the road connecting Potora with Dharambandha
in Nuapada District of Odisha. One Budhuram Paharia, who identified
himself as spokesman of 'Nuapada Maoist Division', called up some
media persons in the District the next day and informed them that
the violence was a part of the bandh called by them in the District
on November 19. The bandh call had no impact in the morning.
December 13: A CRPF Constable
was killed in a pressure bomb explosion at Sarkeguda village in
Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.