A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Rajkumar alias Ketar alias Hare Singh, who was
carrying a head money of INR 15000, was arrested by the Police
during a search operation at Tumma village in the Balaghat District.
A landmine suspected to have
been planted by the CPI-Maoist was recovered and subsequently
defused near a polling booth at Haradahi in the Lanji tehsil (revenue
division) of Balaghat District. Parliament elections are being
held in the Maoist-infested 13 Parliamentary constituencies of
the State, including Balaghat, on April 23.
Seven suspected cadres of the
CPI-Maoist posing as labourers were detained by the Police in
Shahdol District. "We picked up seven persons after they alighted
from a train following a tip off from our counterparts in Chhattisgarh,"
the Shahdol Superintendent of Police (SP) Lakhanlal Ahirwar said.
While four of them have admitted that they are Maoists, their
three associates too have been found to be involved in the Maoist
activities, he said.
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bhudhari
Singh Baiga (40) and Kailash Baiga (35), were arrested along with
two locally-made rifles while they were attending a local meeting
of the outfit near Mataghat region under Lanji Police Station
in the Balaghat District. The Balaghat SP, H. C. Mishra, said
some other persons at the meeting managed to escape. Mishra said
these tribals of Balaghat District were members of the local Malajkhan
Dalam (squad) and Police have been getting information
about their activities for some time.
More than 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist have sneaked
into Madhya Pradesh's insurgency-affected Balaghat District from
Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra after the Security Forces targeted
them in the two States, the Balaghat Superintendent of Police,
H. C. Mishra, said.