Uttar Pradesh Timeline 2009
Police arrested three persons
and recovered about 800 detonators from the Chandauli District.
According to the sources, the arrested persons travelling on a
private bus were to supply the detonators to the CPI-Maoist cadres
in the Sonbhadra District.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Vinod Yadav, Vinod Thakur and Shyamlal, were arrested by the
Police during a search operation near the bank of Sone river,
under Kone Police Station in the Sonebhadra District. The three
hail from Gadhwa District in the State of Jharkhand. Police also
recovered some gelatin rods and detonators from their possession.
Two persons aboard a truck were arrested along
with 8.50 quintal ammonium nitrate in the Mahoba District.
According to the State Home Department sources,
Police recovered 'tiffin bombs' tied with bolts, detonators and
a 10 metre-long fuse wire from Sonbhadra. A case was lodged in
this connection against Munna Vishwakarma and 10 other unidentified
Explosive material weighing around 81 kilogram
was recovered from a general merchant shop in the Ghosi Police
circle area in Mau. Both theses consignments wire reportedly meant
for the CPI-Maoist.
An estimated 48 per cent of polling was recorded
in 16 Parliamentary constituencies, which included the CPI-Maoist
affected areas of the State. "Approximately 48 per cent votes
were polled in the first phase of the elections. As compared to
47 per cent polling in 2004, the poll percentage has gone up roughly
by one per cent," said Chief Electoral Officer Anuj Kumar Bishoi
|June 20 - 21
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist damaged three border
pillars and hoisted a red flag on a tree on in an area under Sirsiya
Police Station in Shravasti District. The Home Secretary of the
Uttar Pradesh Government, Mahesh Gupta, said on June 25 that a
report on the incident is being sent to the Centre. Gupta said
the incident was reported from a no-man's land on the border and
occurred about eight kilometres from the paramilitary Sashastra
Seema Bal (SSB) post located in Bhauvanaka.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist carrying a cash reward
of INR 5000 was arrested from Darya forest under Raipur Police
circle in the Sonbhadra District, Police said. Fagu Kharwar was
arrested during an encounter with the Police following a tip off,
Police said, adding that a carbine and a number of cartridges
were recovered from his possession. Other associates of Kharwar,
however, managed to escape from the spot during exchange of fire,
they added. Kharwar was wanted in a number of criminal cases in
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
A suspected Naxalite (left wing extremist), identified
as Raju alias Raj Mohan, who was operating in the State
and in adjoining Bihar, was arrested near Bewdar village in Sonbhadra
District with 20 gelatin sticks, 10 detonators, a locally-made
revolver and cartridges. Police claimed that he confessed to have
been an active member of Munna Vishwakarma group. Vishwakarma
is a wanted Naxalite. Raju was allegedly going to meet the leader
of his group at the time of his arrest.
In a bid to check infiltration of Nepal-based
Maoists along the India-Nepal border, the Sashastra Seema Bal
(SSB) had started shifting its border outposts deep inside the
dense forest areas of Shravasti and Balrampur Districts. The move
comes in the wake of the June 21 incident when Maoists damaged
some border pillars and hoisted their flags atop trees on the
side of the Indian territory. "The decision was taken after a
group of Nepal-based Maoists intruded into the Indian territory,"
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Lucknow Frontier SSB Headquarters)
Anil Agarwal told.
The State Government has decided to deploy 203
Police officers of special rank in the Naxal (left wing extremist)-infested
Districts of Mirzapur and Sonebhadra. "As many as 203 officers
of special rank would be deployed in the Naxal belt of Mirzapur
and Sonebhadra Districts. Besides, six companies of CRPF, 14 of
PAC and about 2,500 Police personnel would also be deployed in
the Maoist-hit areas," Additional Director General (ADG) (Law
and Order) Brij Lal told reporters.
The Sonebhadra District Police arrested an 'area
commander' of CPI-Maoist, identified as Anil Thakur alias
Baikunth in Maikaha area under Kone Police Station after a brief
gun battle. Other Maoist cadres, however, managed to escape. The
Police recovered two container bombs, connecting wire, flash battery,
a revolver, live cartridges and Maoist literature from the possession
of Baikunth. Baikunth was mainly active in Bhavnathpur and Kharaundi
area. According to Sonebhadra Superintendent of Police (SP) Pritindar
Singh, Baikunth belonged to Raji village under Bhavnathpur Police
Station in Garhwa District of Jharkhand. He was working under
the 'zonal commander' Lalvrat Kole. The Police of Jharkhand and
Uttar Pradesh were searching him for his involvement in eight
Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (law
and order) Brij Lal informed that the State Government has decided
to construct special Police Stations in the Naxal (left wing extremism)-affected
Districts of Uttar Pradesh along the lines of those existing in
Andhra Pradesh. Briefing reporters on the sidelines of a review
meeting of Allahabad, Pratapgarh, Kaushambi and Fatehpur Districts,
the ADG informed that since safety of personnel deployed at Police
Stations in Naxal areas is a priority of the Government, special
constructions would be put in place so that Station staff can
seek cover in the event of attack on the Police force by Naxalites.
Police arrested two persons for supplying arms
and ammunition to CPI-Maoist from Bahraich District. '"One of
the arrested, Arvind Mandal, is a native of Bihar and the other,
Mohammad Shoaib, is from Shrawasti District. The duo was caught
with six high-quality country-made pistols and revolvers which
they were going to supply to someone on the India-Nepal border,"
Bahraich's Additional Superintendent of Police V. P. Srivastava
told IANS over phone. During interrogation, the two confessed
to supplying illegal arms and ammunition to Maoists in India and
Nepal, he added. "They also revealed that earlier this month,
they delivered an assignment to a Nepalese Maoist area commander,
Bheem," Srivastava said.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Naeem
Ahmad, was arrested from Ghosada village in the Manchi area of
Sonebhadra District along with 20 gelatin rods, eight electronic
detonators and a locally-made fire-arm. Police claimed that during
interrogation, Naeem admitted that he had supplied explosives
to various Maoist groups in the area.
In a bid to integrate people in the Maoist insurgency-affected
area of the State with the mainstream, Police in Sonebhadra District
launched community policing. The Additional Director General of
Police (Law and Order), Brij Lal, said that in order to provide
employment to 20 youngsters, a 15-day driving learning camp is
being organised in Sonebhadra Police lines from October 31.
A Naxalite, identified as Kamlesh Chowdhury,
was killed in an encounter with the Police in Kanach village under
Chopan Police circle in Sonbhadra District, a senior Government
officer said in State capital Lucknow. Chowdhury, a resident of
Bihar, was wanted in 32 different cases, including that of murder
in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. He was carrying a reward of INR 150,000.
Ram Briksha Kol, a cadre of the CPI-Maoist, carrying
a head money of INR 50,000 was found dead in the in Kon forest
area of Sonebhadra District. Two other Maoists, identified as
Rakesh Mishra and Amarnath Khushwaha, who allegedly killed Ram
Briksha Kol, were arrested by the Police team after an encounter
in Kon area, Additional Director General (Law and Order) A. K.
Jain told reporters in Lucknow. A self-loading rifle, a walkie-talkie
and a number of cartridges of different bores were recovered from
their possession, Jain added.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, wanted for carrying out landmine
blasts and attacks on Security Force personnel, was arrested from
Sonbhadra District, Police said. Vishundev, wanted by the Uttar
Pradesh and Jharkhand Police, was arrested following a joint operation
conducted by the Police and Paramilitary Forces. "Though Vishundev
was nabbed Saturday (December 5), an official confirmation about
his arrest was made late Sunday (December 6) evening as we were
busy interrogating him," Police Inspector A. N. Yadav told reporters.
"Vishundev is a resident of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, we
caught him while he was trying to enter Sonbhadra District through
the Jharkhand border," Yadav said. According to the Police, Vishundev
has given vital clues about the hideouts of his aides who have
managed to enter Sonbhadra District. "A revolver and several live
cartridges were recovered from Vishundev's possession. During
interrogation, he admitted that he works as an active member for
a group headed by hardcore, wanted Naxalite Munna Vishwakarma,"
the officer said. Vishundev has some 10 criminal cases pending
against him, including attacks on a Police outpost and carrying
out landmine blasts in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, Police added.
Three persons were arrested along with 150 kilograms
of ammonium nitrate, 95 detonators and 2,500 feet length of fuse
wires in Uttar Pradesh, Police said. The persons were arrested
from Shankergarh area of the Allahabad District that borders Madhya
Pradesh. "People are given license in Shankergarh area to procure
and use explosives for blasting purpose but there are a number
of criminals involved in illegal smuggling of huge quantities
of explosives from Madhya Pradesh. The three are being interrogated
to ascertain from where they brought the explosives," Police Inspector
D.K. Soni told reporters in Allahabad. Police suspect the three
persons were smuggling the explosives to the State's Mirzapur
District. "The three arrested are giving contradictory statements.
There may be a possibility that they were transporting explosives
for the Naxalites (Maoists)," said Soni.
The CPI-Maoist cadres beheaded a 25-year-old man
after branding him a Police informer in the Sonbhadra District,
Police said. A group of nearly 10 armed Maoists on December 10
beheaded Shiv Prakash, a resident of Pannuganj village in Sonbhadra,
after holding a panchayat (village level local self Government
institution) meeting in the village, they added. "They (Maoists)
carried out the gruesome act just to create terror amongst the
locals," Police Inspector Raveendra Singh told reporters in Sonbhadra.
After killing Prakash, the Maoists apparently directed the villagers
to inform the Police and fired a few rounds in the air before
fleeing from the spot, the official said. "After the incident,
security in the village has been strengthened and we have assured
the locals that those involved in the killing would be arrested,"
said Raveendra Singh.
The Maoists were disgruntled over the arrest of
two of their aides on December 3 and the killing of their leader
Ramvriksh Kol, who died in a gang war among the Maoists.
A joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force,
Provincial Armed Constabulary and anti-Naxal (Left Wing Extremism)
unit of Police began combing operations in Kaimur forest around
Kon area in the Sonbhadra District following a tip-off that the
'sub-zonal commander' of the Naxals, Munna Vishwakarma, was hiding
in the area. The State Government had earlier announced a reward
of INR 50,000 for Vishwakarma's capture. According to the Police,
Vishwakarma, who is in-charge of Naxal's operations in the tri-junction
of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, was injured in the firing
with a rival Naxal group led by Ram Vriksha Kol on November 9
and was hiding in the Kaimur forest. It is to be mentioned that
Kol was killed in the firing incident. After the incident, Vishwakarma
had sneaked into Rohtas District in Bihar where he received medical
treatment at a private hospital. Nearly a week ago, he had returned
to his hideout in the forest. According to the information with
the Police, the Naxal leader has not fully recovered and can't
move freely. "The Police force deployed in the area is getting
inputs and we are trying to catch Munna Vishwakarma," said Superintendent
of Police of Sonbhadra Preetinder Singh.
Songanga Vindhyachal Committee (SVC), a group
affiliated to the People's War Group, confirmed that Vishwakarma
was injured but was not currently in Uttar Pradesh. Jamuna, the
secretary of the group, said that contrary to the reports, Vishwakarma
had not attacked Kol. Instead, a member of a group from Varanasi
who had joined Kol about nine months ago had fired indiscriminately
in which Kol was killed. "The assailant had attacked both Vishwakarma
and Kol after he was quizzed about a levy amount of INR 1 lakh,
which he had not handed over to either of them," said Jamuna.