Bomb Blasts Triggered by CPI-Maoist: 2015
January 3: Two troopers belonging
to 206 Combat CoBRA unit were injured when a pressure bomb planted
by CPI-Maoist exploded, during a combing operation by the CoBRA
troopers, in the forests under Chintagufa Police Station limits
in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
January 20: Pankuj Thakur, a Constable
with the 13th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force, was injured
when a pressure bomb exploded near Murdonda village of Bijapur
District in Chhattisgarh.
January 24: Suspected CPI-Maoist
cadres triggered an explosion on the Visakhapatnam-Raipur railway
line at Munikhol near Muniguda Railway Station in Rayagada District
of Odisha injuring one railway staff and blowing up a portion
of the track that led to disruption of train services on the route.
February 3: Four persons, including
a woman, were injured as a private passenger bus they were travelling
in was hit by a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist in
Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Some Police personnel were
also on board, but they were not harmed.
February 3: A CRPF trooper was
injured in a blast of 'pressure bomb' planted by the Maoists in
the neighbouring Bijapur District. The incident took place near
Cheramangi village under Awapalli Police Station limits while
the CRPF was conducting anti-Maoist operation.
February 8: Three CRPF personnel,
including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured when a pressure
bomb laid by CPI-Maoist cadres exploded near Dubaiguda village
under Awapalli Police Station area in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District.
February 12: A trooper of SOG
was seriously injured in a landmine explosion triggered by Maoists
in Turekala area of Bolangir District of Odisha. "The jawan was
engaged in combing operation in a forest area near Kameimunda
village yesterday when the landmine went off," SDPO Titilagarh,
Dillip Purohit said.
February 16: A Chhattisgarh Armed
Force Constable - Ram Prasad Negi - was killed while Shyam Kumar
was injured when a pressure bomb went off allegedly set by CPI-Maoist
cadres near Temelwada village under Jagargunda Police Station
limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred
when a Road Opening Patrol of SFs was returning after carrying
out an operation in the region.
February 20: Two Policemen - head
constable Rajesh Sen and assistant constable Asharam Netam - were
injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres
near Emargunda village under Gangaloor Police Station limits in
Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The blast occurred when the
security personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the
February 24: Two CRPF troopers
were killed and 10 others were injured, five of them critically,
when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a mini-bus carrying them in Gaya
District of Bihar. The Maoists planted a landmine on the route
taken by the security personnel, police and CRPF, in Imamganj-Dumaria
area during anti-Maoist operation, DGP P K Thakur said. "The landmine
exploded when the mini-bus came over it," he added. Further CRPF
DIG Chiranjeev Prasad said an IED exploded near a place called
Nandai on Imamganj-Dumaria Road. The CRPF personnel belong to
the elite CoBRA engaged in anti-Maoist operations in the State,
he said. "There was heavy force mobilization in the wake of an
encounter in the vicinity yesterday. The Maoists had planted an
Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the route on which the forces
were moving. One of our mini-buses carrying our jawans was hit
by the blast," Prasad said. "The force moving through the area
also came under fire from the Maoists after the IED blast," Prasad
March 24: A CRPF Constable was
injured in a pressure bomb blast engineered by CPI-Maoist cadres
near Mordunda village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The
incident occurred when a road opening party was working under
the Awapalli Police Station area, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela
March 27: Two personnel of the
CRPF were injured in a bomb blast during a combing operation near
Fundari village in the Bairamgad block in Bijapur District of
Chhattisgarh. Sub-Inspector Debi Ray and constable Ram Hari Patil
of the CRPF's 199 battalion were injured when they came in contact
with the pressure bomb planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, the Bijapur
April 2: Two personnel of the
DF were injured as CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on a Police team
following a blast in a forested patch under Antagarh Police Station
limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.
April 13: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up an Anti-Landmine Vehicle of the Chhattisgarh Police, killing
five personnel in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. "Maoists
targeted an Anti-Landmine Vehicle which was on a search operation
near Khudiyapara village of Dantewada around 2.30 p.m. on Monday.
The vehicle was carrying 12 jawans of the CAF and the District
Police, including the driver. Dantewada SP reached the spot immediately
after the encounter and rushed the injured jawans to Kirandul
hospital. However, four jawans died in the hospital," said a statement
issued by the Chhattisgarh Police headquarters in Raipur. Another
jawan succumbed to injuries while being taken to Jagdalpur for
treatment, taking the toll to five. Seven jawans were injured,
an officer posted in Bastar said.
May 3: The cadres of CPI-Maoist
blew up a bridge on Dhordhorwa river situated in Bedam panchayat
of Churchu block in Hazaribagh District. A group of Maoists reached
Julmi village and started searching some villagers, who according
to them were 'police informers'. When they failed to do so, they
set ablaze two houses in that village. After coming out of the
village, they stayed near the bridge over Dhordhorwa river.
May 5: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered four back-to-back explosions in Bijapur District, injuring
one CRPF personnel. According to the Bijapur Police, the explosions
took place when a joint team of the CRPF and District Police from
the Matawada Police camp was going towards Jangala village on
an area domination exercise.
May 5: An IED suspected to be
planted by CPI-Maoist cadres exploded due to some reason in Kalimela
Police Station area of Malkangiri District. According to Malkangiri
SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, this blast occurred on Borigeta-MV32
road. It is suspected that the IED was planted to target SFs including
the BSF. Although no SF personnel were travelling on this road
when the blast occurred, some civilians had a narrow escape.
June 22: Around 25 CPI-Maoist
cadres under Mithileshji's dalam allegedly blew up the bridge
over Konar river in Churchu block, 50 kilometres from District
headquarters of Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand, ahead of their
bandh call on June 23. The Maoists issued a bandh diktat for Jharkhand,
Bihar and Chhattisgarh to protest against the recent Palamau encounter.
June 23: The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up a stretch of the railway track between Chhipadohar and
Barwadih stations derailing three bogies and the engine of Palamu
Express in Latehar District of Jharkhand.
July 8: CPI-Maoist cadres blew
up a range office of the forest department at Decchli village
in Aheri tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, using LPG
cylinders meant for distribution among tribals under a government
scheme. All official documents were gutted in the explosion and
the roof of the office blown off. The Maoists left a written warning
that no villager should work for any forest department programme
such as plantation, protection monitoring etc. "Around 50-60 Naxals
came at midnight, took two of the cylinders in our stock to the
range office and ignited a blast. All documents were gutted in
the fire," said a senior forest official.
July 10: The cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up three government buildings in Chainpur in Giridih District
July 27: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a panchayat bhavan in Pachmo on the foothills of
Jhumra in Gomia block of Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The bhavan
used to be a Police post earlier.
August 6: During their 24-hour
long bandh, the CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two mobile phone
towers near Tisia village of Kisko block in Lohardaga District
November 20: A crude bomb suspected
to be planted by the CPI-Maoist exploded at a food outlet in Deoghar
District of Jharkhand. The blast occurred at the cash counter
of a hotel located near the Jama Masjid area.