Chhattisgarh Police said that
it has devised a new strategy to combat the CPI-Maoist by packing
a small area with adequate security personnel to force the Maoists
to flee and develop it later.
The National Mineral Development
Corporation (NMDC) has cut down iron ore transportation by 35
percent daily since January 1 as railway authorities have cancelled
movement of goods trains during the night due to a shutdown call
by the CPI-Maoist in Chhattisgarh.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
tribal civilian on suspicion of him acting as a Police informer
in the Dantewada District.
At a forested village Gorkha under
Bhejji Police Station, G. S. Marawi, the Additional Superintendent
of Police (Dantewada) and a Special Police Officer, Bhunesh, sustained
serious injuries when they stepped on a pressure-mine planted
by the Maoists.
Two people were arrested and marijuana
plants over a 10-acre uprooted in Bijapur District, a senior Police
officer said adding that the plants were being grown by Maoists.
Four Maoists were arrested from
Dantewada District, Police said. They arrestees were identified
as Dashalram, Sonuram, Gunjam Somal and Barla Node. The extremists
were arrested from forests near Kamakut village, Superintendent
of Police Amresh Mishra told PTI. Police suspect the arrested
to be behind the torching of trucks belonging to a construction
company in December 2009.
A Union Home Ministry report revealed
that among the worst Naxal (left wing extremism)-infested States,
maximum Naxalites were killed in Chhattisgarh.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed
in an encounter with a Police party comprising the CoBRA and the
Koya Commandos at Surpanaguda area near Jagurugondo in Dantewada
A total of 23,051 kilograms of
marijuana was seized in Chhattisgarh in 2009, Police said.
The SFs shot dead three CPI-Maoist
cadres during an encounter in the Bijapur District.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
wanted in several cases including arson, were arrested in the
Chhattisgarh has received INR
1490 million aid from the Union Government since 2005-06 for modernising
its Police force.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed
in a gun battle in the Dantewada District.
13 CPI-Maoist cadres and one Salwa
Judum (anti-Maoist vigilante group) activist were killed in a
firing between Maoists and the Police in the dense Pareshgadh
forest area, near Andhra Pradesh border, of Bijapur District in
The CPI-Maoist cadres blocked
roads in the Narayanpur District during their three-day shutdown,
which began on January 25.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set 19 vehicles
ablaze including trucks and excavators in Dantewada District.
All the four-wheeler vehicles were a part of a project of the
National Mineral Development Corporation in Kirandul area.
Chhattisgarh Government could
consider changing the State's tendu patta (leaves of Diospyros
melonoxylon) policy in a move to choke the income line of the
A CRPF trooper was killed in a
CPI-Maoist-triggered pressure bomb blast at Ettegata village on
Injaram-Bheji road in the Dantewada District.
Head Constable Ajay Bhagat of
the Chhattisgarh Armed Force was injured in a gun battle with
the Maoists near Karkeli in Bijapur District.
The Police raided a Maoist hideout
in the forests near Hatkara village in Kanker District in the
early morning of January 29 and arrested a woman Maoist leader
The CRPF has adopted two villages
in Chhattisgarh - Jakba and Lokhandi. "CRPF has started two types
of operations. The first one is Operation Green Hunt which is
to arrest Maoists by raiding certain areas, and the second is,
to adopt villages which are often affected by Maoist attacks,"
said Subhas Khunte, CRPF officer.
Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were shot
dead by the Police in two gun-battles in Bijapur District. Seven
Maoists were killed in forest under Bhairamgarh Police Station
when SPOs raided a hideout. Another cadre was gunned down under
Bijapur Police Station area.
Senior officers in the Central
Para-military Forces said violence levels had gone down in Chhattisgarh
and Maharashtra primarily because of the increased deployment
As SFs intensified their efforts
to push into the CPI-Maoist controlled Abuz Maad area in the Bastar
forests of southern Chhattisgarh; the Maoist leadership moved
the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) fighters into neighbouring
Orissa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Intelligence
officers believe that there are five companies (each with strength
of 100) of the PLGA, which has a strong presence in Chhattisgarh,
Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Sources said two companies
were moved to Orissa, one to Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh, one to
Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and another to Jharkhand.
Five CPI-Maoist cadres were killed
in a Police encounter in Narayanpur District. The encounter took
place at the forest area of Honganar in the District.
A contingent of Police Force along
with 300 SPOs was trapped in a landmine and then ambushed by CPI-Maoist
cadres at a village in Dantewada District where they were going
to find the whereabouts of 12 missing tribals in pursuance of
the Supreme Court's February 8 order.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a woman, were shot dead by the Police during a combing operation
at Gangloor area in Bijapur District. One rifle and some explosives
were recovered from the incident site.
A group of 50 cadres and supporters
of the CPI-Maoist dragged two villagers out of their house and
killed them in Kanker District suspecting them to be Police informers.
One person, identified as Charan
Singh was arrested for allegedly assisting Maoists after some
explosives and Maoist literature were seized from his house in
Police arrested 11 cadres of the
CPI-Maoist from Durgkondal area in Kanker District and seized
explosives and guns from them.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew
up a state-run school building at Maheshwari village in Jamui
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed Basudeo
Singh (55), a farmer of Hasanpur village under Rajepur Police
station in Motihari District, suspecting him to be a Police informer.
Police recovered four posters, 12 empty cartridges of 9 mm pistol,
two live cartridges and one live cartridge of a Self Loading Rifle
(SLR) from the spot.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze two vehicles and equipment of two private construction
companies engaged in road construction at Mauar Khaira and Hawai
villages in Aurangabad District, apparently for not meeting extortion
Security Forces seized a huge
cache of arms, ammunition and communication equipment from a hideout
of the CPI-Maoist in the Narayanpur forest of Chhattisgarh. Police
recovered pipe bombs, rifles and Maoist uniforms.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested along with loaded guns and Maoist literature from
Murarpani village in Rajnandgaon District.
The Chhattisgarh Police arrested
five cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Rowghat Forest area in Kanker
District. The arrested Maoists were identified as Lakhmu, Jai
Singh, Santu, Hannu and Kohlu. Lakhmu was presiding over the Gardha
Area Committee of the Maoists.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
abducted a security personnel posted with the DRDO unit in Bastar
from Gorli area in Dantewada District. Police said 26-year-old
Vinay Kumar Chouhan, who was on leave, belonged to Kukanar village.
A 'deputy commander' of the CPI-Maoist,
Madhu Markam (25), was arrested by the Police from a thickly forested
stretch in Kanker District. Markam, who hails from Bijapur in
Bastar was carrying a reward of INR 150,000 on his head. The Police
recovered explosives and Maoist literature from Markam.
Chhattisgarh State's panchayatraj
(local level self-Government) Minister Ramvichar Netam said in
the State Legislative Assembly that the CPI-Maoist cadres have
stopped work of 300 roads which were to be constructed under the
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the Bastar region.
Two CRPF personnel, head constable
B. Haribhai and constable Balbir Singh were killed and three others
were injured in an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres
on Awapalli-Basaguda road, about 500 kilometres south of the State
CPI-Maoist terror threats have
held up road laying work under a central Government scheme (Pradhan
Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana) in Dantewada District, with only one
road of the 50 sanctioned being completed, panchayat Minister
Ramvichar Netam said in the assembly.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist fought
gun battles with the Police at three separate locations in Bastar
region. A gun battle broke out in Bastar District's Mardum area
when armed Maoists opened fire on a joint-contingent of the District
Force (DF) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
Two other gun battles between
the Police and the Maoists were reported from forested stretches
of Narayanpur and Bijapur Districts. Bastar District Superintendent
of Police, P. Sundaraj, claimed that four Maoists were killed
in the gun battle but sources at the Police headquarters said
Police failed to recover any dead body but three Maoists were
arrested with some arms and ammunition.
Official sources said five battalions
(over 5,000 personnel) of the BSF have been asked to move to Orissa
border with Chhattisgarh. They said the deployment would be completed
by month-end and the anti-Maoist operations in the strategic area
are likely to begin around the same time.
Chhattisgarh Home Minister Nankiram
Kanwar said in the State Legislative Assembly that, "As many as
90 Maoists were killed and 12 of their terror camps were destroyed
till Feb 27 this year in state's Bastar region under Operation
Nine cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Koilibera area of Kanker District in Bastar
region. Kanker Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said that six
guns and explosives were recovered from them.
The latest report of the Comptroller
and Auditor-General of India (CAG) for the year ended March 31,
2009 points out that the State's Police department is facing shortage
of weapons. The Police department had 49,143 units of weapons,
of which 11,232 or about 23 per cent were obsolete. There was
also shortage of weapons as per Bureau of Police Research and
Development (BPRD) norms. There was shortage of light vehicles
in the Police stations as well.
75 CRPF personnel and a State
Policeman were killed in an attack by about 1000 CPI-Maoist cadres
in Dantewada District.
A little over 36 hours after the
Maoists ambushed a CRPF party in the Tarmetola forest near Chintalnar
in Dantewada, the Maoists launched another audacious attack on
the SFs in the night.
A joint team of the Border Security
Force (BSF) and State Police arrested 12 suspected Maoists and
seized their weapons from Koilibeda area of Kanker District.
The Dandakaranya special zonal
committee of CPI-Maoist admitted that they also lost eight of
their cadres in the Dantewada attack that killed 76 Security Force
personnel. The attack was to mark the centenary of the Bhumkal
adivasi rebellion and was to send a message to Union Home Minister
P. Chidamabaram to stop Operation Green Hunt.
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
announced an inquiry into the massacre of 76 CRPF personnel in
Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh on April 6. The inquiry will
be conducted by one-member committee of retired Indian Police
Service (IPS) officer E. N. Rammohan. It will submit its report
in 15 days.
The CRPF said it was conducting
anti-Maoist operations in close consultation with Chhattisgarh
Police and a joint offensive would be carried out.
One local leader of the CPI-Maoist
was killed in an encounter with the Police and the BSF and 11
others were arrested in separate incidents from Narayanpur District
of Bastar region.
|April 14 - 15
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
were successfully tested over the dense forests of Bastar in the
first trial run for operations targeting the CPI-Maoist.
According to Ramanna, 'secretary'
of the 'south Bastar regional committee' of the Maoists, media
reports that Maoists used 1,000 fighters and three light machine
guns and booby-trapped all trees on April 6 to attack CRPF men
in Dantewada District were exaggerated. He also claimed to have
set the ambush in 40 minutes.
Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) dressed
in CRPF uniform fired at Dantewada massacre (April 6, 2010) probe
team headed by former BSF Director General E. N. Rammohan, at
Chintalnar in Dantewada District. No one was injured in the firing.
Three engines and 14 bogies of
a goods train, laden with iron ore, derailed as the track near
Tilabjhodi village in Bastar District was found uprooted by unidentified
persons. Though no literature or posters were found from the site,
Police are probing whether Naxals were behind the incident.
Vinay Kodium, postman and also
a local businessman, was shot dead by around 25 cadres of the
CPI-Maoist at a weekly market in Matwada village in Bijapur District.
The Maoists suspected him to be a supporter of their opponents.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist carried
out near-simultaneous attacks on five camps of the CRPF in Dantewada
District, triggering gunbattles.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Sundarlal, Sukalu, Narayan and Kamlesh, were arrested
from a forested hamlet at Durgkondal in Kanker District.
Three Maoists, including a couple,
surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District. The Maoists
are identified as Dilip and his wife Sadhna and Sannu. Dilip,
a 'commander' among the Maoists was associated with the movement
for the last six years while his wife and Sannu were with the
group for the last two years.
Former Chief of the BSF, E.N.
Rammohan, submitted his report to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
on the April 6 Maoist ambush killing 76 Security Force personnel
in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.
In a bid to inspire its cadres,
the CPI-Maoist is showing its cadres a CD of the April 6 massacre
in Chhattisgarh in which 76 Security Force personnel were killed.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered a pressure bomb blast in Bijapur District, which caused
serious injuries to two engineers of the public sector telecommunications
undertaking Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
Suspected Maoists attacked family
of Prem Singh at Panidobri village in Kanker District and looted
household items worth INR 6,000.
The CPI-Maoist cadres opened random
firing near a camp of the paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
at Errabore in Dantewada District.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed Rajkumar
Nayak, an activist of the 'Salwa Judum', (anti-Maoist vigilante
group), under Mirtur Police station in Bijapur District.
Thirteen Maoists were arrested
by the Police from Bijapur District. Eight Maoists were arrested
from Ponjer village while five others were apprehended from jungles
near the village.
Three armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were killed in two separate gunfights with Security Force personnel
in Bastar region. Two Maoists were killed in Narayanpur District
in Benur's forested stretch while third one was killed in Bijapur
District. The Maoist killed in Bijapur was later identified as
Rattu Ram Korsa.
Dilip, a 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist,
was arrested along with his six associates by a team of Chhattisgarh
Armed Forces in a forested pocket of Bastar region's Narayanpur
District. Dilip carried a reward of INR 50,000 for his capture.
Explosives such as detonators and tiffin-box bomb besides Maoist
literature were seized from them.
Minister of State for Home Affairs
Ajay Maken told Rajya Sabha "As such, 62nd Battalion was not among
those trained by the army."
Eight CRPF personnel were killed
when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up their bullet-proof vehicle near
Pedakodepal village on National Highway 16 in Bijapur District
and then fired at the security personnel.
Director General of Chhattisgarh
Police Vishwa Ranjan said, "The big problem is we have no technology
and resources to de-mine the massive forested pockets. Without
taking out landmines it's literally impossible to go after them
freely in thickly forested areas where Maoists are always ready
with a booby trap." Bastar region is spread over nearly 40,000
square kilometres area of which up to 25,000 square kilometres
is intensively mined, Ranjan added.
A group of the CPI-Maoist cadres
fired at a CRPF post at Chintalnar village in Dantewada District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed Jagdev,
brother of a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Partapu village in
Maoists abducted five persons
from Sarandi village in Kanker District.
Security Force personnel unearthed
65 kilograms of landmine from two separate places in Dantewada
District. A joint patrol team of Police and CRPF recovered 50
kilograms of explosives along national highway stretch between
Gorkha and Bheji areas. The Security Forces unearthed 15 kilograms
of landmine along the highway stretch between Chintalnar and Mukran.
Maoists killed Kumar Bhuare, one
of the five abducted villagers, suspecting him to be a Police
informer and released other hostages. Maoists had abducted five
villagers from Sarandi Police station area in Kanker District
on May 14.
Police recovered 45 kilograms
of landmine in Koilibeda in Kanker District. The mine was planted
near Mendki River in Markanar village.
Six villagers, including a sarpanch
(village head), were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Teregaon
in Rajnandgaon District.
Two Maoists were killed in an
encounter near Gumiyapal village under the Kirandul station area
in Dantewada District. Police also recovered arms and ammunition
from the place.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed 44
persons, including 28 civilians and 16 Special Police Officers
(SPOs), when they blew up a bus by triggering an improvised explosive
device (IED) on a black-top road at Chingavaram near Sukma in
Dantewada District. Four civilians and two SPOs were also injured.
There were around 32 civilians and 18 SPOs in the bus.
South Bastar regional committee
secretary of the CPI-Maoist Ravula Srinivas alias Ramanna
said that their attack on May 17 in Dantewada District was a calculated
attack targeted at the Koya Commando wing of Special Police Officers
(SPOs). Ramanna added that the CPI-Maoist deeply regretted the
loss of civilian lives. The attack was a revenge for the raping
and killing of tribals of Goomiyapal, Gompad, Palodi and Singaram
villages by the Koya Commandos.
A suspected cadre of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Midiyam Bandi, was shot dead by the Police when
he tried to escape from their custody in Sukma Police station
in Dantewada District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres looted ammonium
nitrate from a truck in a jungle near Dhamteri District.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh said that the CPI-Maoist may have forged links with Pakistan-based
terrorist outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT). Raman Singh also stated
that Maoists are the biggest terrorists.
Ten cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
arrested while planning to lay land mines at various places in
the forest of Narayanpur District by a joint team of the District
Police force, STF and Koya Commandos. Five detonators, 400 meter
long electricity wire and battery etc. was recovered from them.
The Rammohan committee, appointed
to look into the April 6 massacre of 76 troopers at Chintalnar
in Dantewada, has fixed the responsibility on Dantewada Superintendent
of Police Amreesh Mishra and local CRPF Deputy Inspector General
Nalini Prabhat for sending the troopers on the operation without
going into security concerns.
The Police arrested six cadres
of the CPI-Maoist, including Maoist commander Barsa Lakhma, from
Morpali in Dantewada District. They were allegedly involved in
the killing of 76 troopers at Chintalnar in Dantewada District
on April 6, 2010. The others were identified as Oyam Hidma, Podiyami
Hidma, Kawasi Budra, Oya Ganga and Dura Joga.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a commander, were arrested by Police and Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF) from the jungles of Kongera village in Narayanpur
District. They were identified as Lehar Singh (the commander),
Bir Singh, Juglu, Manku and Mahesh Baghel. One rifle, a pipe bomb,
electric wire and some explosives were seized from them.
Maoists set ablaze road construction
equipment including several trucks and earthmoving machinery near
Barabsapur village in Kanker District.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh, dropped hints that his Government may ignore the Union
Government's directive to take two Indian Police Service (IPS)
officers, posted in Dantewada District, to task in connection
with the April 6, 2010 massacre of 76 Security Force personnel
at Chintalnar by Maoists.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed BJP
local leader Budhara Sodi at Keralapal village in Dantewada District.
The secretary of the South Bastar
Regional Committee of the CPI-Maoist, Ravula Srinivas alias
Ramana has taken responsibility for the assassination of Budhra
Sodi, former BJP District president of Dantewada on May 26. "He
has been a target of ours for a long time," said Ramana.
A bus carrying about 70 passengers
managed to dodge the landmine blast triggered by the suspected
cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Bijapur District.
The CRPF constituted a Court of
Inquiry (CoI) against three of its officers and a retired Inspector
General, shunted out of Chhattisgarh, following a report on the
April 6, 2010 Dantewada massacre by Maoists, to look into the
"specific acts of omission and commission" by them.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
abducted three tribal girls from a village in Bijapur District.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist was
killed and another arrested in an encounter with the Security
Force personnel at a forest near Warla village in Kanker District
of Bastar region. Five loaded pistols were seized from the arrested
In another encounter in a forest
near Dadargarh village in Kanker District, the Police seized weapons
including SLR rifle.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist was
killed during an encounter with SFs at Murgunda village in Bijapur
Maoists damaged the Bijapur-Gangloor
road near Ponjer village in Bijapur District by digging ditches
at 12 locations within a one kilometre area.
The Government has withdrawn nearly
100 civilian staff working in Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh
after a Maoist attack on May 17, 2010 at Chingavaram near Sukma
in Dantewada District killing 44 persons.
Union Minister of State for Home
Affairs Ajay Maken said that Police Force will have to improve
its efficiency and enhance its technological prowess to tackle
non-conventional crimes. He was talking at the concluding ceremony
of the 40th All India Police Science Congress in the State capital
Around 50 suspected cadres of
the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a forest rest house in the Mader range
in Bijapur District.
Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested by Police in Traoki village of Kanker District.
Police seized two tiffin bombs, each weighing 10 kilograms from
A special squad of the CRPF recovered
a 10-kilogram Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from near Tunggi
Nallah area of Bijapur District.
A senior CRPF officer said that
almost 326 kilograms of IEDs have been recovered by anti-sabotage
teams in the last nine days from May 31 from various Left Wing
Extremism affected States.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist was
killed in a gun battle with Security Forces after the Maoists
executed a landmine blast in Dantewada District.
Chhattishgarh Government transferred
Dantewanda District Superintendent of Police (SP) and 14 other
officials on the recommendations of the Rammohan Committee. Eleven
Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including Dantewada SP Ambrish
Mishra, and four State-level Policemen were transferred.
Four armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
killed assistant sub-inspector of Police Shivkumar Mandawi (40),
at a weekly market in full public view in an interior pocket of
A joint contingent of the CRPF
and State Police recovered 10 IEDs from Bangalipara area in Dantewada
District during a road opening exercise.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
killed two villagers, identified as Podium Dhaniram (19) and Telam
Santu (18), in a village market of Bijapur District.
Six Left Wing Extremists were
arrested from Badepalli village in Bijapur District. They were
identified as Oyami Sona, Oyami Jaggu, Oyami Raju, Jaggu, Farsa
Buddhu and Oyam Badru.
At least two cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a woman, were shot dead in an encounter with Security
Forces in the Kohkameta Forest in Narayanpur District. Apart from
ammunitions, like fully loaded magazines of AK-47, rifles, battery
and detonators, the Police also recovered medicines and literature
from their possession.
Six Naxals (Left wing extremists)
were arrested in Kanker District. Acting on a tip-off that some
Naxalites were planning to carry out a major attack in Masoor
Pipli village in the District, a joint team of Boarder Security
Force and Police raided the area and arrested the six Naxals,
Kanker Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said.
Three personnel of the Chhattisgarh
Police were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast
and later opened indiscriminate fire just about 100 metres away
from Gollappalli Police station in Konta block in Dantewada District.
The killed Policemen were head constable Ramesh Kujur and constables
Santosh Yadav and Ashok Markam.
The Maoists killed two civilians
in neighbouring Bijapur District.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
a former Police official Venkaiya Anganpalli (40) and his cousin
Ramesh Anganpalli in Bijapur District. The bodies of the victims
were found by the locals on the outskirts of the Kandulnar village.
Chhattisgarh Government decided
that it would spend INR 1.7 billion to build roads in the Maoist-infested
areas of Bastar region. The decision to this effect was taken
at the meeting of Bastar Development Authority (BDA) that prepared
an action plan of development in the insurgency-hit areas of the
region. Chief Minister Raman Singh chaired the meeting.
Chief Minister Raman Singh approved
projects worth INR 80 million for the the Naxal-infested region
in the State.
Three civilians were shot dead
by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Bastar District on charges of being
informers, Police said. Maoists stormed into Pattegaon village
in Bastar late in the night and took away four people. The bullet-ridden
bodies of three of them were found in a forest next morning. The
fourth person, Parsuram, was found alive with gunshot wounds and
he was been admitted to a local hospital.
The proposed school for anti-Naxal
operations may come up in Chhattisgarh with the State Government
offering to house a dedicated training centre proposed by the
Army. The state is prepared to set out 1,200 acres for a campus.
27 personnel of the 39 Battalion
of the CRPF including Assistant Commandant Jatin Gulati were killed
in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Narayanpur District. The attack took
place near a hilly stretch known as the Jhadha Ghati, three kilometres
from Dhudhai base camp.
Seven CRPF personnel were injured
in a landmine blast in the Bijapur District. The landmine was
suspected to have been planted by Maoist. CRPF troopers were trying
to diffuse the landmine before it triggered.
Four Maoists suspected to be behind
the murder of a village head and five others in Rajnandgaon District
in April were arrested. A joint team of local Police and special
task force arrested the extremists-Baishakhu, Prabhuram, Naru
and Hajju-from Unchapur Teregaon area. Petrol bombs and Naxal
literature, among other things, were seized from the arrested
Union Home minister P. Chidambaram
said the Union Government wanted Chhattisgarh to "revisit some
of the deployment" of paramilitary forces in view of the frequent
Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) attacks in the State.
"The deployments of the Security Forces in the State were made
in the past three years when the State Police resources were inadequate,"
Chidambaram further said the Maoists
have been continuing their violence in June, killing 53 civilians
and branding many of them Police informers. 18 Maoists have also
been killed in retaliatory strikes by the Security Forces, he
The Maoists admitted that they
lost three men of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA)
- 'platoon commanders' Bandu and Shankar, and 'section commander'
Ramesh. However, they claimed to have carried away eight AK47s,
eight INSAS rifles, three SLRs, two two-inch mortars and 2 LMGs.
Three civilians were reportedly
killed by Maoists in Narayanpur District. However, suspecting
it to be a trap laid by Maoists, the Police initiated a probe
into the authenticity of information.
The Chhattisgarh Government agreed
to "redeploy" the central forces taking in view the operational
Two 'commanders' of Dandakaranya
division of the CPI-Maoist, Pandu and Eitu, led the ambush on
the CRPF contingent at Dhudhai in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur District
on June 29. Pandu (50) is a resident of Yapral in Ranga Reddy
District. He is in-charge of North Bureau of CPI-Maoist (in Dandakaranya
Eitu who sports several aliases
such as Gajarla Ashok, Prasad, Ranganna and Janardhan (32) is
a native of Velisala village in Chityal mandal of Nalgonda
District. He is in-charge of South Bastar Committee (Dandakaranya).
"Pandu and Eitu had commanded
at least 250 members of the Jan militia (armed rebels trained
to fight security forces) to ambush the 66-member road opening
team of CRPF at Dhudhai. They mobilised the local militiamen barely
six hours before launching the attack", a senior intelligence
officer told to the newspaper.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
three people, a village panchayat (village level self Government
institution) secretary, a Kotwar (village Chowkidar) and a village
patel, and threw their bodies near a remote village Dardali, under
Bhopalpattanam Police station area in Bijapur District.
The Police seized 20 kilograms
of explosives, ammonium nitrate and detonators from a village
near Simgavaram, in Dantewada District.
The Maoists blew up a culvert
on NH 221 at Jeeram, about 40 kilometres from Bastar divisional
headquarters of Jagdalpur, disrupting traffic for many hours on
the National Highway.
The Union Home Secretary G. K.
Pillai arrived in Chhattisgarh late in the night to review the
security situation in the wake of frequent Maoists attacks in
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked
Kuakonda Police station and consequently the house of Congress
leader Avdesh Gautam in Dantewada District, killing two of his
relatives and leaving two others injured, including his son.
Armed Maoists struck at the Kuakonda
Police Station in the District in the morning, drawing retaliation
from the Police personnel. Police claimed that six Maoists were
killed in the attack. However, their bodies were yet to be recovered.
After that they attacked the house
of Congress leader Avdesh Gautam in nearby Nakulnar village. Five
SF personnel posted at Gautam's house retaliated, a Police spokesman
said. In the attack, two relatives of the Congress leader were
killed and two others injured, including his son and a SF personnel.
However, India Today reports that two Police personnel were also
killed in the incident.
The Maoists fired at three CRPF
camps in the State simultaneously, prompting the troops to retaliate,
but no casualty was reported. The firing which started at around
2130 hours (local time) at the CRPF camps at Narayanpur, Dantewada
and Bijapur Districts, went on for an hour, senior CRPF officials
A policeman, Harnarayan Thakur
was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Erraguda village of
The Police arrested two Maoists,
Madvi Lakkhu and Ramdhar, who were hiding in the Pallevaya village
of the District.
Leem Chand Patel, vice-president
of the local agricultural market, was arrested by Narayanpur Police
for helping the Maoists prior to the attack on CRPF personnel
in Narayanpur District, which resulted in the death of 27 CRPF
on June 29.
Vishwa Ranjan (DGP) told over
phone that at least three Maoists were killed when security guards
at the Nakulnar house of the Congress leader Avdhesh Singh Gautam
in Dantewada District retaliated while another Maoist was shot
dead by forces at Kuakonda Police Station in retaliatory firing.
A Police team survived a landmine
attack by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Parleda village in
Bijapur District. There was no damage as the vehicle carrying
the Police team had just passed the site when the landmine was
The Union Government plans to
build durable concrete roads in Maoist-affected areas so that
they do not have to be repaired frequently under security cover.
Chhattisgarh bagged about half of the INR 14.37 billion worth
contracts for roads awarded so far, said a release from the Ministry
of Road Transport and Highways.
Armed Maoists opened indiscriminate
fire at a Police Station at Pamed, located in a remote area in
Bijapur District, leading to an encounter with the Security Forces.
However, there are no reports of casualties so far.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested in Narayanpur District. District Superintendent
of Police Rahul Bhagat said Gadvaram, Mainuram, Som Singh and
Bachhuram Dhruv, who also allegedly killed three villagers on
June 30, were arrested in the Edka forest. The Police seized explosives
and Maoist literature from them.
Six suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested in Dantewada District for attacking Congress party
leader Avdesh Gautam's house and Kuakonda Police Station during
the July 7-8 Maoist bandh. The arrested Maoists were identified
as Channu Ram Mandavi, Annu Futane alias Anil Kumar, Sudru
Ram Kunjam, Aanda, Harish Podiyami, and Ramu Bhaskar. They were
arrested from Cholnar, Gidam, Kadampal, Potali, and Kuper villages,
Dantewada Police said. Four jeeps and a motorcycle used during
the attacks were also seized. According to Police, nearly 150
Maoists were involved in the attack. Maoists belonging to the
Malangir area committee and Bhansi, which fall under the Darbhanga
division, were involved in the attack, they said.
The Chhattisgarh Police claimed
that the mastermind behind the attack, Lingamram Kodopi, had undergone
militant training in Gujarat and New Delhi, and is currently doing
a media-related course in the Capital [New Delhi]. An unsigned
press release, sent by the Dantewada Police to newspaper offices,
also claimed that the alleged mastermind, had links with Non Governmental
Organisation (NGO) Vanvasi Chetna Ashram of Himanshu Kumar, and
was in touch with activists in Delhi such as Arundhati Roy, Nandini
Sunder and Medha Patkar.
Around 50 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist attacked a complex of State-owned National Mineral
Development Corporation (NMDC) at Kirandul in Dantewada District,
which is said to house large quantities of explosives, triggering
a gun battle with the CISF personnel guarding the complex. There
was, however, no immediate report of any casualty on either side.
The Maoists set ablaze some vehicles.
The Maoists damaged rail tracks
up to 30 metres between Bhansi and Bacheli railway stations in
the Waltair division of the East Coast Railway.
One more Maoist was arrested in
connection with the attack on Congress party leader Avdesh Gautam's
house and a Koukanda Police Station. The arrested person was identified
as Lala Ram Kunjam with this the total number of persons held
in this case has gone up to seven.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened
fire on Salwa Judum (anti-Maoist vigilante group) activists located
near camps of CRPF and Police, triggering a gunbattle in Dantewada
District. However, there was no immediate report of casualty on
either side. The Maoists targeted the Salwa Judum camps, which
are located near camps of CRPF and Police, at six places-Injaram,
Bhejji, Arrabore, Gorkha, Gonta and Maruiguda- from a distance,
drawing immediate retaliation from the security personnel. The
Maoist resorted to heaving firing in Injaram and Arrabore, said
A joint Police team raided a forested
area in Kanker District and arrested three Maoists identified
as Chamraram, Anil and Dayawati, Inspector General of Police (Bastar)
T.J. Longkumer said. A crude bomb, some detonators and Maoist
literature were recovered from the three, he added.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh advocated a concerted national strategy to combat the Naxal
(Left Wing Extremist) menace and made a fervent plea that the
country must rise above the constriction that Naxalism was the
concern of any single State. Raman Singh was speaking at a meeting
of Chief Ministers of the Naxal (Left Wing Extremism)-affected
States, specially convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
According to intelligence reports
of the State machinery, he said, the Dandakarnaya special zonal
committee of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
had seven divisions and 32 area committees, under which 50,000
Naxal and Jan-militia cadres were engaged in waging a war against
the country's democratic set-up.
More than 40 per cent of the encounters
in the country with Maoists took place in Bastar. "Naxalites are
trying to make Bastar their base area. They have formed a battalion
and now they are working to form a brigade.'' The Chief Minister
said the State Government was recruiting 3,000 to 4,000 Police
personnel every year. In 2009, about 6,700 personnel were recruited
and the number of recruitments would be 4,000 in 2010.
With the Union Government's support,
he said, three Counter Insurgency and Anti-Terrorist schools were
being opened within a month. "It is our estimate that at least
10 more battalions are urgently required for fighting Naxalites.''
He said 119 Naxalites were killed in the State and this was the
highest in the country.
The Police in Chhattisgarh have
compiled a list of media personnel allegedly linked to Maoists
and whom they are "keeping track of". The names of dozens of journalists
were found in a diary recovered from Maoist leader Azad who was
killed by Police on July 2 in Andhra Pradesh, according to a top
official in the State Intelligence Bureau. The official said the
scribes, some of whom are associated with national media, are
now under the scanner.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist felled
trees and dug up roads in Bijapur District in protest against
the alleged fake encounter killing of their leader, Cherukuri
Rajkumar, alias Azad. The Maoists left a red banner condemning
the killing of Azad by the security forces. Road traffic was affected
in the region as the main highway through the Bijapur was dug
up at many places.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot
dead a tribal, identified as Sodhi Hunga (40), in the Kankerlanka
village of Dantewada District, suspecting him to be a Police informer.
Nearly 100 Maoists damaged a school
building at Puspal village of Dantewada District.
The CPI-Maoist selected comrade
Abhay as the successor to Cherukuri Rajkumar, alias Azad,
who served as the spokesperson of the Central Committee until
he was killed. "As per my information, comrade Azad's role shall
now be taken over by comrade Abhay," Dandakaranya special zonal
committee spokesperson Gudsa Usendi said. Usendi clarified that
while he had received information from "one line of communication
from Bastar," he was still awaiting confirmation of Abhay's appointment
from the rest of the party. 'Gudsa Usendi' is a pseudonym adopted
by Maoist spokespersons while speaking to the press.
The Chhattisgarh Police arrested
18 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist during a routine Police
patrol in Bijapur District. "These people were arrested today.
Belonging to the Maoist group, these persons perpetrated several
murders of Police personnel, kidnappings and had even planted
bombs and explosives in various parts of the region," said Rajendra
Das, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bijapur.
The State Police busted a Maoists
hideout in Kanker District and seized a large cache of arms, ammunition
The cadres of CPI-Maoist shot
dead Raghu Singh (55), a prominent leader of Salwa Judum (anti-Maoist
vigilante group), in Bhopalpatnam area of Bijapur District. Raghu
Singh was leading the Salwa Judum movement in the Bhopalpatnam
area. He was a close aide of Mahendra Karma, the man credited
for launch of the Salwa Judum movement in June 2005. He had a
few weeks ago sought police protection, saying he feared for his
life. However, Bijapur Superintendent of Police Avinash Mohanty
denied knowledge of Singh seeking Police cover.
A group of the CPI-Maoist cadres
intercepted a private bus belonging to Tomar Travels at a place
15 kilometres away from Mardadand village under Basaguda Police
limits in Bijapur District and fled with the vehicle after evacuating
all 22 passengers on board. Later the vehicle was found abandoned
near the village.
Replying to an adjournment motion
on Naxal (Left Wing Extremism) issue in the State Assembly, Chief
Minister Raman Singh said around 25,000 Policemen were recruited
in the State in last seven years and a 'jungle warfare' college
was established in Kanker to train Policemen in fighting against
Replying to an adjournment motion
on Naxal [Left Wing Extremism] issue in the State Assembly, Chief
Minster Raman Singh said the Naxals [Left Wing Extremists] did
not want to be bracketed in Chhattisgarh or some other States
but want to capture Delhi. He said the Naxal menace is a national
issue and not a concern of ruling, opposition or a particular
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze
five trucks of the Essar Group at Kirandul in Bailadila hills,
an iron ore rich location, in Dantewada District, during the second
day of the week-long 'martyr's week' called by the outfit.
A fast track court sentenced two
Maoists, including the wife of Maoist spokesman Gudsa Usendi,
to 10 years imprisonment, for distributing Naxal literature and
CDs among Chhattisgarh Legislators in the Member of Legislative
Assembly Rest House in Raipur four years ago. Additional Sessions
Judge B. P. Pandey convicted K. S. Priya alias Malti (40)
and Surendra Kosaria (40), both residents of Durg under various
sections of IPC and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
The Police suffered no casualty
in the reported gunfight with the CPI-Maoist in the forest between
Kutrem and Gumiapal near Kirandul in Dantewada District. For several
hours during the day, it appeared that Security Forces (SFs) in
Dantewada might have been ambushed and suffered heavy casualties.
''The encounter with the Maoists began around 11 am and lasted
for two hours with intermittent exchange of fire,'' said Longkumer,
Inspector General (IG) Police (Bastar). He could not confirm who
fired first. It was also unclear if any Maoist had been killed.
''We searched the area, but did not find any bodies,'' he said.
However, the Police later claimed to have recovered the body of
At least 16 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Mader area of Bijapur District of Bastar region.
The Maoists were involved in attacks on Government properties
in recent months in Bijapur and in the recent killing of member
of the Salwa Judum (an anti-Maoist vigilante group), in Bhopalpatnam
locality in the same District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres had a brief
exchange of fire with the Police who were going around a forest
under the Koilibeda area. The Police recovered six loaded guns
from the incident site after the Maoists managed to escape.
Police arrested four CPI-Maoist
cadres from a forest at Manahkal village in Kanker District in
connection with some old cases registered against them.
To prevent the threat of the CPI-Maoist
getting closer to the State capital and rein-in their activities,
the Chhattisgarh Government has created a new Police District
at Gariyaband, about 75 km from Raipur. Gariyaband has six Police
Stations and another five have been sanctioned.
Police arrested four cadres of
the CPI-Maoist from Mohlagaon village in Kanker District. Inspector
General of Police (Bastar) T.J. Longkumer said that the four were
involved in the recent killings of four civilians in Kanker which
included the murder of a village head who was suspected to be
a Police informer. Two guns and some documents were recovered
from the Maoists, Longkumer added.
Koya commando and District Police
Force of Chinta Gufa Police Station shot dead three cadres of
the CPI-Maoist in a brief exchange of fire in Korapahad and Rangaiguda
village of Dantewada District. Police are suspecting the deceased
Maoists' involvement in the April 6 massacre at Tarmetla in the
District where 76 paramilitary troopers were killed. A machine
gun, one 12-boar gun, a loaded pistol and a cartridge were recovered
from the spot, Police said.
Six suspected Maoists were arrested
in two separate incidents in Kanker District, Police said. Four
Maoists identified as Ram Singh, Amuram, Rajauram, and Manesingh
were arrested from Pakhanjur bazaar under Pakhanjur station area,
District Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said. Hand grenades
were recovered from their possession, he added. Two other Maoists
identified as Chain Singh and Sonuram were arrested near Bandepara
forests in Koilibeda area of the District. A locally-made rifle,
one pipe-bomb, and a detonator were recovered from their possession,
Five suspected Maoists were arrested
by the Police from Singpur village of Magarlod Police Station
in Dhamtari District. A cash amount of INR 160,000, one rifle,
Naxal uniforms and other material was recovered from them.
Principal Chief Conservator of
Forests R.K. Sharma said that the forest department suffers an
annual loss of about INR 1 billion because the department is not
able to work in about 55 percent of Chhattisgarh's forests that
are dominated by Maoists.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
two persons, identified as Dhanesh (25) and Durgu Dakua (39) and
injured Raisingh a Special Police Officer (SPO) under Bandgaon
Police Station area in Kanker District. Maoists accused Dhanesh
of being a Police informer.
The beheaded body of Kanhaiya
Yadav, a Constable belonging to the 204 Battalion of CoBRA posted
at Mazgaon, was found near Jagdalpur in Bastar. Maoists are suspected
to be the perpetrators of the crime.
About 60 armed Maoists set ablaze
six trucks and stopped Jagdalpur-bound trucks coming from Kirandool
and threatened their drivers not to ply on the route in Dantewada
Chief Minister Raman Singh announced
that the ex-gratia amount for Police personnel killed in Maoist
violence would be increased to INR 1.5 million from INR 500,000.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up a newly-built tehsil office damaging a large portion of the
office building in Kuwangkoda of Dantewada District. No casualties
were reported in the incident and most of the documents and office
records are safe, the sources said.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Shivlal, Mayaram and Itwaru Ram, were arrested with guns, detonators
and other explosive items from Kanker District. They belonged
to Keshkal dalam of the Maoists in the District.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a panchayat bhawan, a school and an anganwadi centre
in Kutrem village of Dantewada District. However, there were no
reports of casualties, as the buildings were completely vacant
when the incident occurred, Police said.
A joint search party of the Chhattisgarh
Police and BSF arrested two armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified
as Manhar and Sukhram, from a forested area in Kanker District.
Three BSF troopers, a constable
of the Chhattisgarh Police and a SPO were killed while another
constable was injured in an ambush set up by the CPI-Maoist at
Bhuski, 8.5 kilometres away from the Durgkondal Police Station
in Kanker District in the morning. "The ambush occurred at 6.50
a.m.," Kanker Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said. "A joint
party of the BSF and the DF [the District Force] had set out on
an area domination and road opening exercise." Around 100-150
Maoists opened fire on the force, killing five persons on the
incident site. The encounter lasted 40 minutes. "We have also
lost five weapons: two AK 47s and one light machine gun belonging
to the BSF men and the two INSAS rifles carried by the District
Policemen," Yadav added.
A Maoist was killed and another
injured in an encounter that took place in the forest of Mankeli
village in Bijapur District. The injured Maoist was arrested.
The Police recovered explosives from the encounter site.
The Union Government informed
the Supreme Court that Salwa Judum, constituted by the Chhattisgarh
Government to deal with Naxal violence, was on the way out and
it was not extending any support to the militia. Solicitor-General
Gopal Subramaniam, appearing for the Centre, told a Bench of Justice
B. Sudershan Reddy and Justice S.S. Nijjar, "We have instructed
the State Government not to extend any support to Salwa Judum
activists or to any private armed group."
SFs arrested six armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist at Kosekodi village in Kanker District. Police
officials said the arrest was the result of a joint operation
by the BSF, District Police and SPOs who had received information
about the movement of Maoists in the area. After a brief exchange
of fire, the SFs arrested the Maoists and they are yet to be identified.
Eight loaded pistols and some explosives were recovered from those
arrested, Police said.
A Policeman, identified as Nobel
Khalko, was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres at a weekly market
under Katekalyan Police Station in Dantewada District.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze
seven iron ore-laden trucks near Nareli village in Dantewada District.
The trucks were transporting iron ore from mines of Bailadila
in the District to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The attackers
warned truck drivers not to venture into the area.
A Maoist couple, identified as
Kamlesh (25) alias Rajendra and his wife Varsha (23), was
arrested from the forest area falling under Churia Police Station
in Rajnandgaon District. The couple carried a reward of INR 60,000
on their head which was declared by the Chhattisgarh and Madhya
Pradesh Police. The couple worked in different Maoist Dalams
in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
The Police arrested four cadres
of the CPI-Maoist during a search operation in Bastar District.
"We successfully arrested four Maoists identified as Baman, Pardesi,
Sukhman and Sukhram. Out of these Baman and Pardesi carried INR
5,000 reward. The other two, Sukhman and Sukhram, were involved
in murder case in which they beheaded a person named Bomra Ram
on August 24," said Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
three Policemen including an officer, in Bijapur District, while
three other members of a Police team were missing. Bodies of Assistant
Police Inspector Sablu Bhagat, a Policeman Vidhan Tirkey and Constable
B. Topo were recovered from the forests near Dipla village under
Bhopalpatnam Police Station area, ADG Ramnivas said. Constables
Subhash Patre, Nandlal Kaushik and Narendra Bhosle are missing.
All six were part of a Police team that had left for Bhadrakali
Police Station from Bhopalpatnam on September 19, he added. Police
suspect that Maoists were behind the killings.
A group of around 20 armed Maoists
stormed Bangapal village under Kodali Police Station and dragged
one Mirna Munda (25), a former SPO, from his house and beat him
till he breathed his last. Munda had resigned from his post some
days ago following a Maoist threat.
Kanderam Gondi (34) a sarpanch
was lynched by the Maoists at Madnwada, suspecting him to be a
Police informer. Gondi, who was abducted by a group of Maoists
on September 18. His bodywas found dead by villagers in Karketta
Bijapur District Police Officials
said a Policeman, identified as Dularam Sodhi of Bhadrakali Police
Station, went missing on September 16. A search has been launched
to trace him, they added.
A SPO was killed and eight others,
including an assistant Sub-Inspector and three civilians were
injured when armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire at them
at the site of the construction of a culvert between Usoor and
Awapalli in Bijapur District.
A close aide of Maoist leader
and spokesperson Gudsa Usendi, identified as Radheshyam Giri,
was arrested from Pulgaon Police limits in Durg District. Some
Maoist literature was seized from him. Giri, who was living in
a rented flat in Raipur since last three years posing as a salesman
and a social worker, was allegedly assisting Maoists, Police said.
He served as a communicator in the Naxal link by handing over
letters to operatives besides helping them out with weapons, finances
and medical aid in case of injuries, Police added.
The CPI-Maoist set a 48-hour deadline
in the evening for accepting their demands for releasing the four
Policemen they claim to have abducted on September 19. There were
a few handwritten leaflets found in Bijapur District's Bhopalpatanam
area in which Maoists threatened to kill the abducted Policemen
within 48 hours if their demand is not met. The demands are scrapping
the anti-Maoist drive Green Hunt, releasing a few people of four
villages, stopping alleged Police atrocities and starting peace
talks. Police said those 'villagers' whose release the Maoists
had demanded were actually village-level cadres of Maoists arrested
on charges of involvement in unlawful activities. Maoists had
abducted seven Policemen on September 19 from Bhopalpatnam area
of Bijapur District close to Andhra Pradesh border and had killed
three of them a day later. Officials at the Police headquarters
said that an Assistant Sub-Inspector, S. Bhagat, and three Constables
are in the Maoists' captivity.
The CPI-Maoist set a 48-hour deadline
in the evening for accepting their demands for releasing the four
Policemen they claim to have abducted on September 19. "There
were a few handwritten leaflets found in Bijapur District's Bhopalpatanam
area Sunday [September 26] in which Maoists have stated their
demands included scrapping the anti-Maoist drive otherwise they
will eliminate the policemen within 48 hours," State DGP
Vishwa Ranjan said. Maoists had abducted seven Policemen on September
19 from Bhopalpatnam area of Bijapur District close to Andhra
Pradesh border and had killed three of them a day later. Officials
at the Police headquarters said that an Assistant Sub-Inspector,
S. Bhagat, and three Constables are in the Maoists’ captivity
and the Maoists have probably been shuttling them from one densely
forested location to another between Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
"The letter has stated demands for scrapping the anti-Maoist
drive Green Hunt, releasing a few people of four villages, stopping
alleged police atrocities and starting peace talks," the
DGP said. He said those 'villagers' whose release the Maoists
had demanded were actually village-level cadres of Maoists arrested
on charges of involvement in unlawful activities.
The four Policemen abducted by
the CPI-Maoist were released late in the night.
A CRPF trooper and a Police official
were injured in a CPI-Maoist attack which was carried out in Sukma
block of Dantewada District. Maoists attacked Anil Tondon and
Ashok Yadav when the two had gone to the market to buy vegetables.
Two senior cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Lohandiguda area in Bastar District. "The two
youths in their late 20s were active in Bastar District for years.
They had been involved in a few attacks in the past two years,"
SP P. Sundarraj said.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist and
two civilians were killed in a gun battle between Maoists and
SFs near Padki Pali village in Mahasamund District along Chhattisgarh-Orissa
boarder. The villagers were killed in the cross-fire. "The gun
battle broke out when a contingent of Special Task Force (STF)
and State Police encircled armed Maoists, who were camping in
the region. The Police have also recovered weapons from the site",
said IG (Durg Range) R. K. Vij. "The rebels also tried to use
local villagers as shields by pushing them to the front during
the encounter," he claimed.
Two Police Constables,
Rajesh Prasad and Ritesh Jha, were killed by about 40 to 50 cadres
of the CPI-Maoist in Bijapur District. Bijapur Superintendent
of Police R.N. Das said they were shot dead just one kilometre
from the Pamed Police Station as they were returning from the
market after offering prayers to Goddess Durga at a roadside pandal.
decided to step up the offensive against CPI-Maoist that had slackened
since July 2010 as the Security Forces found it difficult to operate
in the thick forests that serve as Maoist hideouts.
fire with the CPI-Maoist cadres during a search operation somewhere
between Baghbar and Kakori Bara in Bijapur District. The cross-firing
lasted for over an hour but the Maoists managed to escape. The
Police recovered backpacks, bombs, detonators and some Maoist
literature from the encounter site.
The Police arrested
four Maoists, identified as Oyami Chinmaya, Mudium Supari, Phontru
and Sukhram during another search operation in the same District.
The Police also recovered some arms, ammunition and literature
from their hideout.
Nagesh, a CPI-Maoist
cadre, operating in north Bastar area, and his wife Tarabai were
killed in an encounter with the Police near Shivpur village in
Durg District. Nagesh arrived in Durg to procure cartridges, when
a Police team spotted him and his wife. However, another Maoist
managed to flee from the spot. Two pistols and INR 49,000 in cash,
among other things, were recovered from the duo. Nagesh was involved
in the ambush on Security Force personnel on August 29, in which
three BSF personnel and two Policemen were killed in Kanker District
and also facing several murder, attempt to murder and abduction
cases. His wife also faced similar charges.
The Police arrested
six Maoists, including a ‘deputy commander’ identified as Kunjami
Hunga, during a raid in Phoolpahad forest of Dantewada District
after receiving a tip-off about the movement of Maoists. The Maoists
were engaged in a meeting. However, some of them managed to escape
from the incident site.
officials taken hostage by the CPI-Maoist cadres from a passenger
bus were released in the night after 24 hours of abduction in
a forested pocket of Bijapur District. The officials were taken
hostage from a passenger bus from the same area while they were
on way to Bhopalpatnam in Bijapur District.
into a mine that is owned by public sector NMDC in Bailadila hills
and assaulted at least four CISF personnel deployed at the site.
The four CISF personnel were briefly held hostage by the Maoists
before being released, Police said. The Maoists also took away
hand grenades of the CISF personnel, added the Police.
Dozens of armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze vehicles engaged in road construction
work on national highway 221 in Dantewada District.
Two cadres of
the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with a joint contingent
of the District Force (DF) and SPOs in the forests near Kotapalli
village in Bijapur District. One rifle, Maoist literature and
some documents, among other things, were recovered from the spot,
Police spokesman, Inspector General Rajesh Mishra said.
at a passenger bus at Awapalli while it was on way to Usur from
the District headquarter town of Bijapur. There was no injury
or casualty among the passengers, who included a few Policemen
though the gun shots smashed the window panes of the bus.
Gulab Singh, a
former village head, was killed by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist
in front of villagers in a ‘jan adalat’ charging him of financial
irregularities in Narayanpur District. He was abducted on October
CPI-Maoists called for a 48-hour bandh across the Dandakaranya
region on October 22 and 23 to protest against the formation of
the Dandakaranya Shanti Sangarshan Samiti (DKSSS) on October 2,
2010. The CPI-Maoist stated that while businesses in the region
were expected to stay shut for the 48-hour period, the bandh
would not affect schools or hospitals. While the leaders of the
DKSSS describe their organisation as a Gandhian pressure group
fighting for peace in the conflict-ridden State of Chhattisgarh,
the Maoists has termed it a "fascist avatar of the Salwa
and has called for its immediate dissolution. ‘Dandakaranya' is
an archaic geographical term referring to Bastar District, Gadchiroli
in Maharashtra, and parts of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, and is
frequently used to describe the central Indian region currently
controlled by the banned CPI-Maoist.
A cadre of
the CPI-Maoist was killed in an encounter with the troopers of
the BSF assisted by State Police personnel in Rowghat area in
Kanker District. Police recovered some arms and explosives from
the encounter site, Kanker Superintendent of Police, Ajay Yadav
Five youths who planned to become
SPOs were abducted by cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Awapalli in
Bijapur District, 500 kilometres south of Raipur.
Eight abducted persons continued
to be under CPI-Maoist captivity in Bijapur District. The Maoists
had abducted five members of a SPO’s family on October 22, from
a bus in the District. Maoists abducted five more youths from
Awapalli area of the same District on October 23. The Maoists
also abducted one person from Usur locality of the same District
on October 24, taking the total number of people abducted to 11.
However, the Maoists released three persons of the SPO's family
late on October 24. Officials at the Police Headquarters say that
Police and paramilitary personnel have launched a drive to trace
the abducted civilians.
A group of 30 CPI-Maoist cadres
killed a person, identified as Dhansai Kovasi (65), in Karaki
village in Kanker District. The Maoists were apparently angry
over the victim Kovasi, as his two daughters had joined the Police
Force and he had refused to budge under the Maoists pressure asking
him to force his daughters to quit the force, Police said. Kovasi's
daughters, Uma and Nirmala, had joined the Police Force in 2006
and are posted in Narayanpur and Kanker Districts respectively,
SP Ajay Yadav said.
Four Maoists were arrested by
a team of the District Force and SPOs from Hallur village under
The Chhattisgarh Government has
told the Supreme Court that due to administrative exigencies and
lack of infrastructure it was housing Security Forces involved
in anti-Maoist operations in 31 schools, ashrams (residential
schools) and hostels. The Government said it has made alternate
arrangements to ensure that the presence of troopers in these
premises did not affect the education of children. The State Government
said this in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court.
The Chhattisgarh Government asserted
in the Supreme Court that the Salwa Judum does not exist
in the State and therefore the question of disbanding it does
not arise. In its affidavit filed in the court, the State said
the petition filed by social activist Professor Nandini Sundar
and others had become infructuous as they themselves would unmistakably
indicate that the Salwa Judum movement does not exist.
Professor Sundar had herself said in her affidavit that Salwa
Judum was being revived under a new name Dandakaranya Shanti
Sangharsh Samiti (DKSSS), the State pointed out.
An abducted Special Police Officer
(SPO), Irpa Dinesh, was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at
Basaguda Busti in Bijapur District. He was abducted by the Maoists
on October 22.
Five Maoists were arrested and
sharp-edged weapons seized in the same District. Police arrested
them after they started to flee after noticing the Police personnel
in the forest at Bhatwar and Dhinduri villages. The Maoists were
identified as Kunjam Paku, Paklu Parsa, Budru Marsa, Guddi Oyyam
and Sudhru Warse. The first three were involved in the killing
of an SPO on October 29 while Oyyam and Warse were wanted in the
recent murder of a villager.
killed two persons, Gopiram Koreti and Rajendra Koreti, in Khargaon
village in Rajnandgaon District. The victims were abducted from
their village earlier this week.
the body of Bhotraj Sodhi, a member of Janpad Panchayat from
Usur village in Bijapur District. He was abducted by Maoists from
a local church in the village where he had gone to attend a programme
on October 24.
In a rare public protest, residents
of Bijapur town and Bhairamgarh areas observed shutdown, staged
a blockade and downed shutters of shops in protest against the
killing of a Special Police Officer's (SPO) mother, identified
as Kalawati, by the CPI-Maoist cadres. The woman abducted a week
ago was found murdered at a forested area. Police said the Maoists
left a few leaflets at the site where her body was found. The
leaflets said that Kalawati was killed as she failed to honour
a dictate to persuade her son to give up the SPO's job. The leaflet
also accused the woman of acting as a police informer.
Two operatives of the Pakistan-based
terror outfit LeT attended a meeting of the CPI-Maoist near Bastar
region of Chhattisgarh early 2010, DGP Vishwa Ranjan said. "Two
LeT operatives attended a CPI-Maoist central committee meeting
as observers, held sometime in April-May this year. They met in
a jungle inside Orissa, close to Bastar," said the DGP. "This
information is based on a single source, and needs to be cross-checked,"
Ramesh, 'commander' of the Keshkal
Dalam of the CPI-Maoist sent messages to local media in
Kanker District claiming that two security personnel, identified
as Khemchand Sahu and Jitendra Patel, are in their custody. Khemchand
and Jitendra went missing on November 8.
Chhattisgarh Police arrested three
Maoists, including two women cadres, from Tulsi Dongri hillside
in Dantewada District. "The arrested Maoists had been actively
involved in several attacks in Dantewada and Bijapur Districts
of restive Bastar region and Police were looking for them for
the past three years," said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
S.R.P. Kalluri. Though the identity of the two women cadres is
yet to be ascertained, the third Maoist was identified as Arjun.
The Supreme Court did not approve
Chhattisgarh Government's idea to run schools at alternative sites
without disturbing para-military personnel stationed in them in
Maoist-hit Districts of the State. "We are not going to buy this
argument. You have to vacate the schools," a bench comprising
Justices B Sudershan Reddy and S.S. Nijjar said. The remarks by
the bench came during the hearing of petitions against the Salwa
Judum (anti-Maoist vigilante group). The bench fixed the next
date of hearing on December 15.
Nandu Karma, a
key leader of the Salwa Judum was killed by the cadres
of the CPI-Maoist in a forested area of Bhairamgarh locality in
Bijapur District. Nandu was the closest ally of former Member
of Parliament Mahendra Karma, the key man behind Salwa Judum,
which was launched in 2005 and grew under Government patronage.
The security of
dozens of Salwa Judum men was stepped up in Dantewada and
Bijapur Districts after the killing of Nandu by Maoists, Police
20 cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were killed in a fierce encounter with the CRPF 111
Battalion and State Police personnel near Aasrampura village of
Jagargunda area in Dantewada District. A CRPF press release said,
"More than 15 Naxals were injured. The bodies of nine Naxals
and arms and ammunitions have been recovered. More than 150 Naxals
opened fire on a CRPF party, which was conducting the area-domination
operation. In the ensuing encounter, around 20 Maoists were killed.
No casualty has been reported from the CRPF’s side. The appearance
and combat fatigues of the dead Maoists showed that they were
well trained." The SFs also recovered nine weapons and explosives
from the encounter site and a search operation has been launched
in adjoining areas, the officer said.
Two CRPF troopers
were killed in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists near
Murtanda village in Bijapur District. According to Additional
Superintendent of Police BPS Rajbhanu, a bullet-proof vehicle
was on its way back from Awapalli after ferrying troopers of Timanpur-based
of CRPF (168 battalion) when the Maoists blew up the vehicle by
setting off a landmine resulting in the death.
Two Maoists were
arrested from Paratpur village in Kanker District. Police seized
many guns from them. Both were wanted in connection with murder
and attempt to murder cases.
Four cadres of
the CPI-Maoist were arrested by a team of the BSF and the District
Force from a forested belt of Koilibeda in Kanker District. The
arrested Maoists were wanted in over nine cases relating to attack
on civilians and forces, Police said.
has begun vacating dozens of schools occupied by SFs who are stationed
in Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker and Dantewada Districts
for anti-Maoist offensives after the Supreme Court asked them
to vacate the schools.
About 30 cadres
of the CPI-Maoist intercepted a truck loaded with coconuts and
set it ablaze on a national highway near Sukma in Dantewada District.
The truck was on its way to Korea in Chhattisgarh from Andhra
Pradesh, Police said.
The CPI-Maoist gave a call for
a three-week-long bandh in Bastar region in Chhattisgarh.
The bandh is to start from December 2 and people were asked
to stock up essential commodities and refrain from travelling
outside their villages.
Maoist's posters have surfaced
at many remote villages in Dantewada and Bijapur Districts in
South Bastar regarding Maoists call for a bandh from December
2 to 21 to observe "PLGA month". PLGA is the military wing of
Six suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a woman, were arrested by a joint team of the BSF and
State Police in the forest area near Nivra and Gotia villages
in Kanker District. They were identified as Shaniram, Nohru, Tunsingh,
Maniram, Ramlal and Sitaibai, SP Ajay Yadav said. Many cases,
including those of firing at Police personnel and attempts to
murder, have earlier been registered against the accused, Yadav
A group of 10 CPI-Maoist cadres
killed a villager, identified as Sudhru Ram (40), on suspicion
that he was a Police informer in Gufa para village in Dantewada
District. Sudhru worked as a cook in the village school.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up three bridges in Kirandul area in Dantewada District. "Two
of the bridges were under construction while the third one had
been recently constructed. The Maoists placed explosives under
the bridges and triggered the blast," an official at Police Headquarters
in Raipur said.
Chhattisgarh-based rights activist Binayak Sen
was convicted of colluding with CPI-Maoist to fight the State
and handed a life term. The Raipur court also awarded life sentences
to co-accused Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal (80) and Calcutta-based
businessmen Piyush Guha (30) declaring all three guilty of sedition
Constable Manveer Shah of the
2nd battalion of the CRPF was killed in an exchange of fire between
CRPF troopers and the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest of Konta
area in Dantewada District. 'When a CRPF contingent was on a search
drive, a bullet fired from a forest base hit the trooper in the
neck,' DGP Vishwaranjan said. Two CRPF troopers received minor
The CPI-Maoist called for weeklong 'protest' starting
January 2 against the sentencing civil rights activist Binayak
Sen, Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal and two others for sedition
in Raipur. "These judgments are the latest additions to the huge
cache of anti-people, fascist repressive measures of the Indian
ruling classes," said the outfit in a statement. It said the sentencing
was "the most shameless thing for the rulers to do even while
boasting that this is the biggest democracy in the world".