Karnataka Timeline 2010
The Karnataka Home Minister V. S. Acharya claimed
that the Naxalite (left wing extremism) menace in the State is
Two suspected Naxalites- Devendra alias
Krishna and Gangamma - who were arrested by the Shimoga Police
on charges of spreading Naxalism in Raichur District and in the
Western Ghats, were brought in Raichur on January 10.
Two people, including an Uttar Pradesh Policeman,
were arrested by the Gorakhpur Police for smuggling bullets in
the Subramanyapura area of Bangalore.
Inspector-General of Police (North-eastern Range)
K.V. Gagandeep has asserted that the CPI-Maoist presence is on
the wane in Raichur and Gulbarga Districts and there are practically
no reports of Maoist activities in the previously affected areas
of these Districts.
Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya said that
the administration has gained considerable control over the Naxal-infested
areas and the Centre has pulled out the State from the list of
States hit by Naxals.
Sadashiva Gowda, an alleged sympathiser of the
CPI-Maoist, was arrested by the Police near Hebri in Udupi District.
A resident of Mairoli in Andar village, he was arrested on the
charge of providing logistic support to the Maoists.
Four suspected Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) including
a woman visited the house of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
leader Tingale Vikramarjuna Hegde at Nadpal village in Udupi District.
Andhra Pradesh Police raided a CPI-Maoist hideout
at Shapur village near Gulbarga in Karnataka and seized Police
uniforms, an AK-47 assault rifle loaded with 20 rounds and three
spare magazines, a carbine machine gun with 70 bullets and three
magazines, meant for use by a Naxal action team, five ICOMs and
a GPS tracker set. The raid was carried out on the information
provided by Chandrasekhar Gorebale alias Sudhakara alias
Tippanna alias Nantappa, a cadre of the Karnataka State
Committee of the CPI-Maoist, who was arrested at Aija village
of Mahbubnagar District in Andhra Pradesh in the morning of June
Gorebale was guarding the hideout which was to
be used by an Action Committee detailed to carry out an attack
on a politician or a Police officer either in Hyderabad or in
the Telangana Districts. Sources said the weapons and the Police
uniforms were supplied to Gorebale between February and April
 and were to be picked by an action committee constituted
by the Maoist Central Committee to carry out an assassination
The seizure of Police uniforms indicated the Maoist
plot to carry out a major assassination in Hyderabad or possibly
in one of the Telangana Districts, a senior officer said. There
have been two instances of Maoist cadres wearing Police uniforms
carrying out assassinations in Andhra Pradesh. Two former legislators,
S. Chinna Reddy (Anantapur) and Budda Vengal Reddy (Kurnool),
were killed by Maoists in late 90s.
Police arrested senior Maoist leader Nilaguli
Padmanabh in Shimoga District. Karnataka Police had announced
an award of INR 500,000 for information on Padmanabh.
N. Nandakumar alias Rangappa (38)
suspected to have been involved in Naxal (Left Win Extremist)
activity in the border villages of Raichur Taluk (revenue division)
in the 1990s was produced before the Judicial Magistrate First
Class in Raichur. He had been arrested by the police in Shimoga
on June 1, 2010. After the death of Bhaskar, a Naxal leader from
Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh, in an encounter in a village in
Raichur taluk in 1987, Nandakumar is said to have shifted his
activities to the Western Ghats. Nandakumar was arrested by the
Hyderabad Police and then handed over to the Shimoga Police.
The Bangalore Police arrested Vinay Kumar (30)
of Hassan and Devaiah (33) from South Kodagu. The two were trying
to send Pasham Sridhar (27), Koyi Saratchandra (39) Darshanam
Pradeep Kumar (29) and Gaddam Pavan Kumar (38) to Dubai where
they would meet Altaf, a native of Baseri Kattemane near Mangalore.
Altaf is one of the associates of Chhota Shakeel, an aide of Dawood
Ibrahim. However, the four were arrested by Hyderabad Police and
they were supposed to leave for Dubai on August 4. According to
the Bangalore Police Commissioner, Shankar Bidari, the four arrested
by Hyderabad Police were leaders of naxal [left wing extremist]
organisations. Altaf had sent visas for four of them and to and
fro air tickets by mail. Addressing the media on August 13, Bidari
said the arrests clearly indicate a link between ISI and Left-wing
extremists. "It has exposed the Pak link of naxals and Maoists.
The ISI has engaged Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel to select
Maoist leaders in India to facilitate them to carry out terror
acts throughout the country," Bidari said. An unlicensed pistol,
seven bullets, visa and passport documents and INR 1 million in
cash were seized from Devaiah's house in Rabindranath Tagore Nagar
in north Bangalore, Bidari said. "Bangalore police received credible
inputs to the effect that the ISI had engaged Dawood Ibrahim and
through his accomplice Chhota Shakeel to engage Maoists - that
is Naxalite leaders in India - and instigate them to commit terrorist
acts," the Police Commissioner said. He said Vinay Kumar had received
INR 2.5 million from a person identified as Altaf alias
Rakesh of Dakshina Kannada to organize terror acts.
Three women Maoist cadres, identified
as Komala (21), Jaya (25) and Mallika (24), all three belonging
to Koppa Taluk town in Chikmagalur District, surrendered before
the District Deputy Commissioner Chennappa Gowda, at his office.
All the surrendered, who had undergone training in guerrilla warfare
and use of sophisticated weapons, have been acquitted by courts
in various cases they faced, Gowda said.
The Anti-Naxal Squad of the Udupi Police arrested
a suspected cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Shekhar (25)
alias Ranjith alias Ravi alias Prem, in the
Basavapalu forests in Yedammoge village of Udupi District. Shekhar,
a resident of Kumaramangalam, Pallipattu, in Tiruvallur District
of Tamil Nadu is the Madurai 'area commander', of the CPI-Maoist,
Inspector-General of Police (Western Range) Alok Mohan said. He
had in his possession five gelatine sticks, 10 detonators, wicks,
a prescription for medicines and banned literature of the Maoists.
He had come to the District about one-and-a-half months back specifically
to impart field-craft training, provide medical assistance to
the Maoists, propagate Maoist ideology and act as a courier between
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu members of the outfit, the Police said.
Shekhar, involved in two cases in Tamil Nadu, - one of sedition
and the other under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. The
Tamil Nadu Police had announced a reward of INR 100, 000 on his
head. Police arrested Shekhar, when he was planning to return
to Tamil Nadu.
Note:Compiled from news reports and