Bomb Blasts Triggered by CPI-Maoist: 2016
February 15: Maoists partially damaged the building
of Barhat block office in Jamui District of Bihar by exploding
a cane bomb. The main door, gate and a pillar of the block office
building were damaged while cracks appeared on some of the walls.
February 19: CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up the Newadi Panchayat building at Dihi village in
Latehar District of Jharkhand and later on set ablaze a tower
of a private telecom company at Chope village in the same District.
The Maoists also pasted posters at the two villages.
March 30: Seven jawans of the
CRPF were killed in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist
in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A vehicle carrying the
CRPF's 230th battalion belonging to the Ghusaras CRPF camp in
Dantewada was returning after leave for Holi was blown up by Maoists
near the Malewara market on the Dantewada-Sukma road. The deceased
troopers were identified as Sub-Inspector D. Vijay Raj, Constables
Pradeep Tirkey, Rupnarayan Das, Devendra Chourasia, Ranjan Dash
and Mritunjoy Mukharjee and driver Saindane Nana Usesing. Three
troopers were also injured in the explosion.
April 2: Six CRPF personnel were
injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres, ambushed a LRP party of the
CRPF triggering IED blast at Topchanchi in Dhanbad District of
Jharkhand. The incident took place when a team of CRPF was on
LRP on motorcycles at Bodra village under Topchanchi Police Station
in Dhanbad. The CRPF personnel were riding motorcycles, when the
extremists set off the blast through an IED, Police said. After
triggering the blast, ultras fired indiscriminately at the convoy,
prompting the LRP personnel to return fire .The exchange lasted
a little over half an hour," said a senior Police official.
April 3: A CRPF trooper was injured
in a pressure bomb blast triggered allegedly by Maoists, in Dantewada
District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at Dubba Kunna
forests under Katekalyan Police Station limits while SFs were
returning after an anti-Naxal operation in the region, Dantewada
SP Kamlochan Kashyap said. When the SFs reached a forested patch
of Dubba Kunna, the trooper inadvertently stepped over an (IED,
which triggered the blast, the SP said. "Constable Gurwinder Singh
belonging to the CRPF's 195th battalion sustained injuries in
the explosion," he added.
April 4: A Police trooper and
a civilian were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by
CPI-Maoist near Maoulimor village under Rawghat Police Station
limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. On getting information
that Maoists had installed banners, posters and blocked Rawghat-Maoulimor
road by felling trees, a joint team of District Force and BSF
approached the spot. While SF personnel were trying to remove
a banner, a pressure IED placed under it went off injuring the
constable Preetam Singh, SP Jitendra Singh Meena said. Besides,
a civilian who was present at the spot also sustained splinter
injuries in the explosion, he added.
April 6: One CRPF trooper was
injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a series of landmines
targeting the SF personnel on a combing operation in Rudakota
area of Pedabayalu mandal in the Visakha agency in Visakhapatnam
District of Andhra Pradesh. The injured trooper was identified
as radio operator of the 198 battalion head constable Srinivas
Sahu (40) of Odisha. Sources said four to five explosions of IEDs
were heard at around 8.30 am 5 kilometres away from Rudakota area,
which was followed by gunfire. CRPF personnel retaliated with
light machine gun fire. A platoon of 25 to 30 CRPF personnel was
moving from Rudakota area to Munchingput when the incident took
April 7: Three troopers of the
CoBRA unit were injured, when CPI-Maoist cadres detonated an IED
in Parasnath Hills in Giridih District of Jharkhand to target
a contingent of forces chasing them. ADG (operations) and Police
spokesperson S N Pradhan said the troopers were hurt by splinters
after the blast. An anti-Maoist operation was launched in the
area on April 6, after authorities received inputs that 25-odd
rebels, led by CPI-Maoist Jharkhand Regional Committee 'secretary'
Ajay Mahto and his aide Nunu Chand Mahto, are holed up in an area
within the limits of Madhuban Police Station of Parasnath Hill.
April 11: Three persons were critically
injured in a bomb blast at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal District
of Odisha. All the injured persons have been admitted to hospital.
April 20: Suspected CPI-Maoist
cadres triggered a bomb blast at an under-construction Constable
Training Centre, beside a CRPF camp, under Jadugora Police Station
limits in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Eleven low intensity
bombs were placed on the under-constructed boundary wall of the
training centre but six of them exploded.
May 2: The Maoists triggered a blast in Parasnath
forest but it did not harm anyone, SP Akhilesh B Verior said.
May 4: A large number of CPI-Maoist cadres stormed
the NMDC Bacheli iron ore mines under Bacheli Police Station limits
in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and set on fire its conveyor
belt after triggering a blast. The incident took place in the
forested hills between iron ore deposits number 11 and 5 and has
hit the transportation of iron ore in the area, Kirandul SDOP
M Z Baig said. As per the Police, the attack was executed by Maoists
as a part of their two-day bandh call on May 4 and 5. The Maoists
had earlier given the bandh call in the region appealing people
to protect their 'Jal, Jungle, Zameen' (water, forest and land),
according to the wall posters and pamphlets put up in different
places of Bastar Division.
June 18: CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire and exploded
bombs at a brick kiln near Mahishaur village under Jandaha Police
Station area in Vaishali District of Bihar after the owner refused
to pay extortion money. Police said around 15 CPI-Maoist cadres
attacked the brick kiln, fired in the air and exploded bombs to
create fear among those present at the spot. They also thrashed
the employees and labourers and set aflame three tractors to protest
refusal of brick kiln owner Bindeshwar Rai to pay extortion money
to them. Before fleeing, the Maoists left behind some pamphlets
at the spot threatening the kiln owner with dire consequences
if he did not cough up the money immediately.
June 21: Two Policemen were injured in a pipe
bomb blast, triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Narayanpur
District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the forests
near Kundla Police camp under Kurusnar Police Station limits when
a team of security personnel was out on security duty at an under-construction
bridge, said Narayanpur SP Abhishek Meena. The bridge is being
constructed on Kukur River at Pikad village which will connect
Narayanpur District headquarters to Abhujmaad region-considered
as the Maoist bastion.
June 24: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a guest house
of the Jharkhand Forest Department and set afire eight vehicles
of a construction company at Hurungda in Seraikela-Kharswan District
of Jharkhand. A group of Maoists came to the spot in the wee hours
and blew up a forest department's guest house lying abandoned
for years till renovation began ten months ago, before setting
ablaze eight vehicles of a construction company working in nearby
area, SP Inderjeet Mahatha said. Some leaflets of the Maoists
were found on the spot.
July 7: Suspected Maoists destroyed a forest camp
at Jhoti Sahi near Barthilinga in Nayagarh District of Odisha.
They also set a jeep of forest department on fire. The camp was
set up by the Mahanadi Wildlife Division. At least three masked
persons came to the camp and went on the rampage. They also detonated
a bomb near the camp.
August 26: One CRPF trooper was injured in a pressure
bomb blast triggered by the Maoists in the dense forest in Sukma
District of Chhattisgarh. "The incident took place at around 1
pm when a team of paramilitary was out on an anti-Maoist operation
in Chintagufa Police Station area," SP Indira Kalyan Elesela said.
"Constable Sachin belonging to CRPF's 150th battalion sustained
serious injuries on his legs," the officer said.
September 1: One CRPF constable, who got severely
injured during an anti-Maoist operation in Chhattisgarh few days
back, succumbed to his injuries at AIIMS in New Delhi. Constable
Sachin Kumar (27) of the Paramilitary Force was airlifted to the
AIIMS trauma centre after he was injured in an IED blast in the
Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on August 26. "Kumar succumbed
to his IED splinter injuries at about 8:40 AM today. He was brought
to AIIMS on August 29 on an air ambulance from state capital Raipur.
In AIIMS, his right leg was amputated but his condition kept deteriorating,"
a senior official said.
September 22: Two SF personnel were injured in
an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District
of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a joint team of
STF and District Forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation in
Madded Police Station area, ASP of Bijapur, Mohit Garg said. The
composite squad had launched the operation from Madded. When they
reached near Gorna rivulet, the rebels detonated an IED and opened
indiscriminate fire on the SFs leading to a gun-battle, he said.
However, rebels soon fled the spot on finding SF personnel zeroing
on them, Garg said, adding, "Two jawans sustained injuries in
the explosion and were airlifted to Raipur for treatment." Those
injured were assistant constable Sadanandam Dhannur and secret
trooper Abhaiyya Jabba. SFs have launched a combing operation
in the region to arrest the attackers, he said.
September 29: A DRG jawan was killed and two others
were injured in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Narayanpur
District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a ROP of
DRG was crossing the Karel Valley in Narayanpur Police Station
area, a senior Police official said. The patrolling was being
conducted to ensure security in the region ahead of a public grievances
redressal camp to be held at Akabeda village fall in Abujhmadh
area. Scheduled as per the demand of villagers, the redressal
camp was to be attended by Narayanpur Collector and SP to hear
the grievances of villagers, the official said. The SF personnel
proceeded for the operation from Narayanpur District headquarters
and when they reached the Karel Valley close, Maoists triggered
the blast following which an exchange of fire broke out, the official
said, adding that rebels soon fled into dense forest. "Assistant
constable Puran Potai was killed in the blast while two others
sustained minor injuries," he added. Another Police officer said
Maoist had been opposing the public grievances redressal camp.
September 30: A CoBRA jawan was injured in a pressure
bomb blast, laid by Maoists, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
The incident took place while a team of CoBRA's 204th battalion
was carrying out patrolling under Basaguda Police Station limits,
a CRPF official said. SFs were out on the operation to ensure
security to Basaguda-Tarrem under-construction road, located around
450 kilometres from Raipur. While they were cordoning off a forested
patch near Tarrem, a jawan inadvertently stepped over the pressure
IED connection, triggering the blast that left him injured, he
October 6: A Police constable with Gadchiroli
Police sustained splinter injury in a blast when a pressure release
bomb went off near Kunjimerka-Gundjur forest in Etapalli taluka
in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The incident took place
when the constable tried to dismantle a Naxalite banner strung
across poles to highlight their party's appeals for supporting
the countrywide bandh called on October 11 and 12. Two claymore
mines were also later recovered from the spot. The incident took
place shortly after a gun battle between a combined squad of Police
from Jambiya Gatta sub-Police post and CRPF against CPI-Maoist
cadres near Kidatola village. The armed Maoists retreated as the
SFs were trying to encircle them. Sources claimed that senior
officers of Jambiya Gatta sub-Police Force were tipped off regarding
the presence of Maoists in the forests adjoining Kidatola village.
A combined force had launched a search when the encounter and
blast took place one after another.
October 10: CPI-Maoist cadres protesting against
"Police atrocities" blew up a section of railway track in Bokaro
District of Jharkhand. The incident occurred between Jogeshwar
Bihar and Tilaya stations, around 140 kilometres from Ranchi.
October 13: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up railway
tracks near Dumri Vihar of Gomia block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand,
on two consecutive days of October 10 and October 11. The pamphlets
found from the blast site contain a message where they condemned
the State Government for amendment of the Chhotanagpur Tenancy
Act and for favouring capitalists. The incidents were the second
and third ones in the last five days. Maoists blew up three points
on the same railway track on Gomia-Barkakhana route under Dhanbad
railway division of ECR. Unlike the previous two blasts, on October
11, Maoists blew up the tracks near Dumri Vihar. Apart from goods
trains, short distance passenger trains like Gomoh-Choupan passenger
and Barkakhana-Asansol passenger were affected due to the incident.
The traffic on the route was disrupted for nearly 10 hours till
a railway team reached the site and reinstalled the broken railway
lines. "Maoists are targeting the rail tracks as they are public
property. Mostly passenger trains ply on this route. The incident
caused inconvenience to local passengers who were traveling on
this route during the festive season," said Manoj Krishna Akhouri,
DRM, Dhanbad railway division.
The first incident occurred on October 6, when
Maoists set a railway engine on fire and blew up a railway track
near Dumri Vihar railway station. On October 7, DGP, RPF, S K
Bhagat along with senior Police officers had visited the site
to assess the situation and a search operation was launched by
the State Police. Three days later, the Maoists blew up the railway
tracks again. Sources said that the blast was triggered by a Maoist
squad that came from outside the District. Local Maoist 'commander'
Santosh Da was also with them. DIG, Koylanchal, Saket Singh said
a massive anti-Maoist search operation is being conducted in the
jungles near Dumri Vihar. Necessary directions have been given
to Police officers to avoid repetition of such incidents. The
restoration work was completed by the railways in the presence
of Police. Maoists who have almost lost their ground in jungles
of Gomia block are trying to register their presence through such
attacks, Police said.
October 16: Suspected PLFI cadres blew up two
concrete sleepers of tracks detonating IED between Khelari and
McCluskieganj stations in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The tracks
fall on the CIC section of Dhanbad division, which suffered three
blasts in Bokaro District between October 6 - 11, during the CPI-Maoist
'protest week'. A gangman on patrol noticed the damaged sleepers,
around 8.30am. Dhanbad RPF commandant, A.N. Jha said there was
no major damage to railway property. "No passenger train was affected
though a goods train had to be detained for some time," he said.
The Police recovered from the spot batteries and connecting wires
used to trigger the explosion. "Preliminary probe suggests PLFI
involvement though the area is known as a Maoist stronghold. The
Ranchi Police are probing the case," Jha added. PLFI is a splinter
group of the CPI-Maoist.
October 28: Two jawans of the CoBRA battalion
were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist
cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred
when a team of CoBRA's 204th battalion was carrying out a search
operation in Basaguda Police Station area, said a CRPF official.
"Security forces were out for the operation since morning to the
interiors of Basaguda, located around 450 kms away from here (Raipur).
While they were cordoning off a forested patch near Sankanpalli,
about 8 kms away from Basaguda, two jawans inadvertently stepped
over a pressure IED connection, triggering the blast that left
them injured," he said. Constable Kishore Behera is critically
injured whereas the other constable Nandan of the battalion has
sustained minor injuries, the official said.
November 3: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered two
landmines blast near Hatamuniguda in Rayagada District of Odisha.
Being informed, the Muniguda Police with the sniffer dog rushed
the spot to diffuse the explosives. However, when the dog detected
the landmine, it exploded injuring the animal. Maoist posters
were found pasted on trees near the spot. Protesting the anti-Maoist
operation near the AOB in cut-off Chitrakonda area, in which 30
Maoists were killed, the CPI-Maoist Central Committee observed
the bandh in five States, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh,
Telangana and Odisha. While bus service came to a grinding halt
in Malkangiri, plying of Government-run buses in Koraput and Rayagada
remained off. The situation was similar in Kandhamal District.
The Maoists blocked the Baliguda-Muniguda route by dumping felled
trees on the road near Kurtamagarh in G Udayagiri, sources said.
November 3: The CPI-Maoist cadres blasted the
house of a former Maoist Uday Mahto of Pirtand block in Giridih
District of Jharkhand, and also set a rest room on fire in the
same locality under the Pirtand Police Station in the District.
According to reports, suspected Maoists numbering 120 cadres raided
the house of ex-Maoist Mahto near Bhirangi Mor in Madhubhan area
and triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the house of Mahto,
who recently surrendered before the Police. They also set the
rest house on fire in the same locality, the Police said, adding,
nobody was present in the two houses during the incident. Both
the families were residing elsewhere following threats from Naxalites.
No person has been injured in the blast. Giridih, SP, Akhilesh
B. Varrier, who confirmed no casualty took place, said Maoists
tried to terrorise their colleagues mulling the surrender option
and harmed the Parasnath Action Plan by blowing up the under-construction
shed meant for poor palki-bearers.
November 6: A CRPF jawan was seriously injured
in a pressure bomb explosion allegedly triggered by Maoists, in
the dense forest of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The incident
took place this afternoon (Sunday) when a team of paramilitary
personnel was out on area domination operation in Jagargunda police
station area," a senior Police official said. The blast occurred
when a jawan stepped on the pressure IED connection while SFs
were cordoning off a forested patch at Rajpenta between Narsapuram
and Jagargunda villages, about 450 kilometres away from Raipur,
the official said. "Head Constable Kamal Dev of CRPF's 74th battalion
sustained serious injuries," he said.
November 9: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the
ancestral house of their former comrade Uday Mahto in Pirtand
block in Giridih District of Jharkhand. They accused Mahto of
swindling their organisational funds.
November 10: A DRG jawan was killed in pressure
bomb blasts triggered by Maoists in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
"A team of security men was returning after carrying out an anti-Maoist
operation when the jawan came under impact of the blast in Farsegarh
police station area (Bijapur)," Bijapur SP, K. L. Dhruv said.
The joint contingent of STF, DRG and Police personnel from local
Police Stations was out on the operation since November 5 to the
interior forest of southern Bijapur. On the way back, Constable
Mudra Budhram inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED connection
triggering the blast that killed him, he said.
November 10: A woman identified as Bhime Madkami
(50) sustained serious injuries on legs in a blast near Kondapara
village under Aranpur Police Station limits in Dantewada District
of Chhattisgarh. "The incident occurred while Madkami was in the
nearby jungle to graze cattle," a Police official said. According
to the officer, CRPF has its outpost close to Kondapara and SF
personnel often carry out patrolling from the area where the blast
November 18: One Policeman was injured in a pipe
bomb blast allegedly triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur
District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred near a river under
Mirtur Police Station area when a ROP of security personnel, deployed
between Mirtur and Fulgatta villages, was out on duty, a senior
Police official said. When SFs were on their way back to Mirtur,
the rebels detonated the pipe bomb, causing splinter injuries
to an assistant constable Veer Singh, he said. The Maoists fled
to the forest after setting off the blast. A combing operation
has been launched to trace the attackers, the official said.
November 21: Two CRPF personnel were injured when
Maoists triggered a landmine blast at Narsapuram in Sukma District
of Chhattisgarh. The blast was carried out by Maoists at half
a kilometre distance away from the CRPF camp. Head constables
Parvinder and T Sagar were injured during the explosion. The jawans
inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED set.
November 22: A SI of the CRPF was killed and a
head constable injured in a pressure-bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist
cadres in the dense forests in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
"The incident took place early this morning when a patrolling
team of CRPF's 74th battalion was out on an area domination operation
in Chintalnar police station area," a CRPF official said. While
SFs were cordoning off a patch between Burkapal Police camp and
Chintalnar, one of them inadvertently stepped on an IED set with
a pressure trigger. The blast left SI, B.S. Bist and head constable
Sudhakar, belonging to the 74th battalion, injured, the officer
November 26: A villager was injured in tiffin-box
bomb blast near a Government school in Bhaisa village in Kanker
District of Chhattisgarh. The blast in which a villager was injured,
took place at the entry point of the Government middle school
Bhaisa under Rowghat Police Station limits of the District. Police
had received information that Maoists had placed banner-poster
in the Government school. Immediately security personnel were
dispatched to the spot, the SP said. However, before the force
could arrive at the spot, a man identified as Sonu Ram Dugga (35)
tried to put away a suspected looking container with a stick which
exploded and the man sustained serious injuries, SP, Kanker, ML
December 1: One person was seriously injured when
he accidentally stepped on a tiffin bomb planted by the CPI-Maoist
cadres near Vijaypuri Colony on Cherla-Venkatapuram highway in
the Jayashankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana. According
to information, the CPI-Maoist Charla Shabari Area Committee put
up banners and posters on trees along the road appealing to people
to make a success the 16th PLGA week-long celebrations from December
2 to 8 and urging youth to join the PLGA to fight for the rights
of the poor. They wanted the people to defeat the Operation Green
Hunt launched by the Centre. According to the Police, one Guggilla
Karthik (22), a resident of Venkatapuram village, a private driver,
went to answer nature's call around 11 p.m. and accidentally stepped
on the bomb planted by the Maoists. He sustained serious injuries.
December 3: A former sarpanch of a village
was seriously injured in a pressure bomb blast, allegedly planted
by Maoists, at Polampalli village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
"The Naxals had allegedly planted a pressure bomb on a
road between Dornapal and Polampalli, and threw some propaganda
material there," Police officials said. "When Vetti Ballu (40)
went to collect the propaganda papers, the pressure bomb exploded,
injuring him grievously," they said.
December 4: The CPI-Maoist cadres detonated a
powerful IED blast in a dense forest in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.
The incident happened in the forest under Chhote Bethiya Police
Station limits when a District Force was patrolling the region.
However, no casualties were reported, a Police official said.
The patrolling was launched based on inputs that Maoists had put
up posters and banners in the interiors of Chhote Bethiya, as
a part of PLGA week being observed from December 2 to 8 in honour
of slain leaders of the CPI-Maoist's armed wing, he said. "When
the police party reached Bechaghat Forest, the explosion occurred
ahead of them, though no injuries or casualties were reported
in the incident," he said. Soon after the explosion, a combing
operation was launched in the region to trace the attackers, he
December 6: A CRPF jawan was killed and another
one injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an IED blast followed
by firing in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident
took place when a joint team of CRPF's 231st battalion and District
Force was patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction
Aranpur (Dantewada)-Jagargunda (Sukma) road which passes through
the restive dense forests under Aranpur Police Station limits,
a senior Police official said. When the SF personnel were cordoning-off
a patch between Kondapara and Kondasawli villages, the Maoists
detonated the IED and started firing in which two head constables
were injured, he said. "Head constable Kamal Singh succumbed to
his injuries while being airlifted to Raipur. Another head constable,
Anil Kumar, was shifted to a hospital in the state capital," the
official said, adding that both the personnel belong to CRPF's
December 6: The Maoists triggered two IED blasts
targetting the security personnel at a road construction site
in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. There were no reports
of injuries or casualties.
December 27: One CRPF personnel was injured as
CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a patrol party in Bijapur District
of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists detonated a pipe bomb when the CRPF
168 Battalion team was patrolling in Sarkeguda village, SP, KL