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Madhya Pradesh Timeline 2009



January 19

The Madhya Pradesh Police has stepped up security in the CPI-Maoist infested Balaghat District following reports of the movement of Maoists along the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border ahead of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

March 4

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.

April 22

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.

September 27

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.

October 12

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.





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