Two top CPI-Maoist cadres were
arrested along with arms and explosives in a joint operation by
Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the Gadchiroli
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
tribal in the Gadchiroli District.
The Maharashtra ATS said a suspected
Naxalite, identified as Surya Devra Prabhakar, was arrested at
his residence in Mumbai. He has been remanded to custody.
Around 50 Maoists stopped six
trucks on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh highway on the midnight
of January 24 by damaging the road. Superintendent of Police S.
Jayakumar told over the phone that the Maoists did not attack
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist allegedly
involved in the killing of 16 Police personnel in Gadchiroli District
in 2009, surrendered before State Home Minster R. R. Patil at
Maharashtra home department has
proposed compulsory two years' services of the Government officials
in CPI-Maoist-infested areas, taking serious cognizance of their
reluctant attitude to work there. "
The rewards announced to Policemen,
including those in the strike force of C-60 commando unit, have
not been paid for last four years.
Senior officers in the Central
Para-military Forces said violence levels had gone down in Maharashtra
and Chhattisgarh primarily because of the increased deployment
The Union Home Secretary G. K.
Pillai said that Gadchiroli will be free from left wing extremism.
According to the official sources,
as many as 319 cadres of the CPI-Maoist have laid down their arms
before authorities in the Gadchiroli District since August 29,
2005 as response to the surrender policy of the State.
Anti-Naxal Operation Squad arrested
Bandu Meshram alias Bhanu, a member of the Maharashtra
'state committee' of the CPI-Maoist at Gaddigodam in Nagpur.
A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre,
Ramkumar Akkapalli alias Masram, was arrested by Chandrapur
District Police from Yogi Nagar at Ajni in Nagpur.
State Finance Minister Sunil Tatkare
announced a quadruple hike, from just INR 173 million in financial
year 2009-10 to INR 700.3 million for 2010-11, in the development
allocation for Maoist affected Gadchiroli District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres hijacked
a truck which was transporting ammonium nitrate, raw material
for manufacturing explosives, between Dhanora and Yerkad village
in Gadchiroli District and stole 16 metric tonnes of raw materials
worth nearly INR 275,000.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze a rest house of the British era in Kopela area of Sironcha
taluka (administrative division) of Gadchiroli District. Property
worth INR 200,000 was destroyed in the fire, Police said.
A group of Maoists opened fire twice on a Police
party at Laheri weekly market in Bhamragarh taluka and fled from
the scene but no one was injured, Police added.
Pocham Buchayya Kulmethe (40),
a former cadre of the CPI-Maoist who had surrendered in 2001,
was beheaded by the Maoists at village Pusukapalli village in
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist was
killed during an encounter with joint Security Forces (SFs) of
Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh in Tipagarh area in northern part
of Gadchiroli District. A 12-bore gun, three cartridges and two
bags were recovered from the slain Maoist.
A group of about 20 to 25 armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed the former Sarpanch (head of village
level local self-Government institution), Malliya Gawde, at Kurupalli
village in Sironcha taluka of Gadchiroli District after branding
him to a Police informer.
Four Left Wing Extremists (LWEs),
including a woman, surrendered at Gadchiroli District on the occasion
of the State's 50th Foundation Day., reported DNA. The women belonged
to Sironcha and Platoon 19 while the men were from Aheri and Perimili
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) warned
that Naxals (Left Wing Extremists) are planning a major offensive
in Gadchiroli District. The report also points out that most national
highways despite being metalled have been heavily mined by the
Naxals and the bombs can be triggered even after several months
depending on the target or opportunity. Contractors have reportedly
been coerced into planting the mines on the national highway passing
though the areas dominated by the Naxals.
Kumusur Hedo, a 30-year-old tribal,
was allegedly killed by a group of five to seven armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist in Parpalguda village in Etapalli taluka (administrative
unit) of Gadchiroli District.
Maharashtra State Home Minister
R. R. Patil on May 20 claimed that the Naxal (Left Wing Extremist)
movement is being funded by a section of the cash-rich mining
industry and suggested that the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence
(DRI) should find out details.
Maharashtra State Home Minister
R. R. Patil said that the Union Government has sanctioned INR
3.7 billion for roads in Gondia and Gadchiroli Districts, following
the State Government request for special assistance for infrastructure
in the Naxal (Left Wing Extremism) affected Districts.
Patil also said that the Police
recruitment drive in Gadchiroli and Gondia had received a tremendous
response, with around 30,000 applying for 8,000 vacancies advertised.
Of the candidates, 18,000 were from Gadchiroli.
Two Police constables, Tushar
Bandewar and Balaji Bhosale, were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres
outside Delanguda village near Jambia Gatta in Gadchiroli District.
The first batch of the specially
formed and trained 'Alpha Hawks' anti Naxal (Left Wing Extremists)
unit was quietly deployed in Gadchiroli, Gondia, Chandrapur and
Bhandara Districts less than a month ago (on an unspecified date).
The team of 500 commandos has been trained at the Unconventional
Operations Training Centre (UOTC) in Nagpur.
The Gadchiroli District Police
raided Botezari village in the morning and arrested four CPI-Maoist
cadres. Three of the arrestees were identified as Sadaram Narasimha
Gawde, Gajru Dular Boga alias Naresh, Sundersinha Narasimha
Helami alias Rakesh. The fourth one was yet to be unidentified.
The Police believe the unidentified Maoist, who is ailing, is
from neighbouring State of Chhattisgarh.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed
two persons, identified as Jorana Gatti Halami (32) and Ramdas
Phulgame (33), in Bhamragarh taluka (administrative division)
of Gadchiroli District. The deceased, were killed by some sharp
weapons, Police said.
In two separate operations, Gadchiroli
Police arrested four Naxalites (Left Wing Extremists) including
an ex-dalam (squad) commander. Three Naxalites were arrested
during a joint combing operation of Gadchiroli Police and CRPF
from Gurrekasa forest under Murumgaon armed outpost, while the
former commander of Bhamragad dalam was arrested from Allapalli
on the basis of a tip-off.
A group of armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist set afire a state transport corporation bus plying
between Malewada and Gadchiroli during the bandh (shut
down) called by them to protest the killing of Maoist leder Cherukuri
Rajkumar alias Azad in Andhra Pradesh. Before setting the
bus ablaze the Maoists asked the bus passengers to get down.
Elsewhere in the District, a 20-year-old
Maoist, identified as Monu Deva Miccha, was arrested in Paddur
forest area at Bhamragarah after a brief encounter with Security
Forces. He was a member of the Bhamragarah 'dalam' (squad)
and had worked with Maoist leader Tarrakka, Police said.
A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist
was killed in Police firing in Gadchiroli District.
Home Minister R. R. Patil said
that there was no impact of the bandh (shut down) called
by the Maoists in the State. "Only tehsils like Dhanora in Gadchiroli
witnessed some support for the bandh. We had made fool-proof
arrangements to tackle it," Patil told PTI.
The Security Forces arrested four
cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Chinna Navdi (45), Baju
Navdi (45), Somji Kudyeti (35) and Manohar Lekami (25), after
brief exchange of fire in Borkuta forest in Etapalli division
of Gadchiroli District. The arrested Maoists are residents of
Gilanguda village in Etapalli tehsil. Four manually loading rifles
were seized from them. Half a dozen used cartridges were also
recovered from the spot.
Nagpur appears to be emerging
as a new hub for the CPI-Maoists with security agencies suspecting
that it is being used for transit, treatment and regrouping. With
its proximity to Naxalite [Left Wing Extremists] hotbeds like
Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, sources also
indicated that Nagpur was being used not just as a transit point
but also for medical treatment. As per sources in the Union Ministry
of Home Affairs (MHA), there are credible bits of information
available to suggest that Naxalites from Naxal-affected States
like Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand in particular, are increasingly
using Nagpur as a transit point.
A peace rally was taken out in
Aarmori Township in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra to counter
the bandh (shut down) call given by Naxalites [Left Wing
Extremism] observing "Martyrs Week". About 800 students from various
colleges and schools of the city along with prominent citizens
participated in the rally.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a
former supporter in Salekasa village in Bhandara District in the
afternoon. The victim, identified as Kejulal Amarsingh Markam
(45), a resident of village Murkudoha, had been a Maoist supporter,
but had distanced himself from the Maoist dalam operating
in the area since 2007. He had moved to village Salekasa at that
time and started a tea shop to support his family.
Two Naxal -infested Districts
in Maharashtra would soon get aid of INR 5.8 billion from the
Centre to build infrastructure. "The Centre has in-principally
approved aid of INR 5.8 billion for infrastructural facilities
in Gadchiroli and Gondia Districts," State Home Minister R.R.
Patil said. The funds would be used for building roads, bridges
and also irrigations projects, Patil said. The State Government
had proposed infrastructure developmental works of INR 18.93 billion
in the Naxal-hit areas and the Centre approved the funds for the
first phase, the State Home Minister said.
Police sources said that a group
of armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist on September 17 abducted and
subsequently killed two youths, identified as Vilas Kolhe (22)
and Mansaram Parchaki (23), from Pannemara and Kanghadi villages
in Gadchiroli District, suspecting them to be Police informers.
Four Naxalites, including two
women, were arrested from Gadchiroli District of Mahaastra. They
were remanded to Police custody for six days.
Cadres of CPI-Maoist dragged Mayabai
Dugga (40) out of her house at Saitola village in Dhanora tehsil
of Gadchiroli District and slit her throat.
Armed Maoists took Murlidhar Mahadole
(50), a Government employee, from Mendhatola village in the same
District with them into the near by forest where they slit his
throat, suspecting him to be a Police informer.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police
arrested about 20 Maoists, including a woman, from Dhanora taluka
in Gadchiroli District. The woman Maoist belonged to Militia dalam
(squad) and was reportedly involved in Hattigota violence in May
2009 in which 16 security personnel, including five Policewomen,
were killed by the Maoists.
A land mine blast triggered by
the cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed CRPF Inspector Nevrutti Yadav
(50), two Sub-Inspectors of District Police Shashikant More (31),
and Mahendra Kumar Nalkul (35), and two Constables, Anand Gazge
of CRPF and Motiram Sangar of the District Police at Perimili
in Gadchiroli. The Maoists managed to decamp with their weapons.
One Constable is reportedly missing.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered
a landmine blast in Talewada jungle in Gadchiroli, leaving eight
SF personnel injured. The SFs were part of the rescue team, led
by Commander Ramesh Dalai, travelling in an anti-mine vehicle
from Pranhita headquarters at Aheri to Perimili, to retrieve the
body of one of the slain cops killed on October 4.
Seven persons, including two schoolchildren
and three ITBP personnel, were killed in two encounters with the
CPI-Maoist in the forests along the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border.
Twelve children were critically wounded in the crossfire. In the
morning, a jeep carrying ITBP personnel was blown up by the Maoists
in the Sawargaon forest in Gadchiroli killing three personnel
instantly. These were the first casualties suffered by the ITBP.
The patrolling company of ITBP, which had started from Kohke village
in the adjoining Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh, was on
its way back after cutting through a dense forest patch. Encounter
started after the blast.
A few hours later, as encounter
shifted to the outskirts of the Sawargaon village one of the hand
grenades hurled - it couldn't be confirmed which side threw it
- landed in a school premises. It killed four people on the spot
and left 12 others injured. The victims were identified as class
I student Sunil Halami (7), class VI student Manglushai Hidko
(11), D.G. Gawande, the cook of the school, and Manglarama Madavi,
a villager. The gun battle did not last long after this. No Maoist
deaths were reported.
A group of around 30 cadres of
the CPI-Maoist set ablaze
four vehicles deployed on road construction
works at village Jhagadwahi in Korchi tehsil of Gadchiroli
District. Reiterating their stand that Security Forces were responsible
for the six civilian deaths in the Savargaon blast on October
8, the Maoists have given a fresh bandh call on October
22–23, in the District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre
was killed and a few of his aides injured when a land mine they
were planting under a road went off accidentally near Eragatta
in Sironcha tehsil in Gadchiroli District. The Maoists
were planting the mine under the road connecting Alapalli to Sironcha.
killed a person, identified as Bajirao Chandriya Soyam (55), in
Tonder village in Gadchiroli District suspecting him to be a Police
informer. The Maoists severed Soyam's head, Police said.
A civilian, identified as Vilas
Kombre (30) and a Police Constable, identified as Chanu Fakira
Peala (29), were killed by a group of CPI-Maoist in Jarawandi
area of Gadchiroli District.
Police seized CPI-Maoist literature
issued by the North Gadchiroli-Gondia border committee of the
Maharashtra unit of the organisation from a roadside bench in
Ganeshpeth area in Nagpur.
of the CPI-Maoist killed their former colleague, identified as
Rakesh Chandu Veladi (25) at village Kedmara under Tadgaon sub-Police
Station in Bhamragad tehsil of Gadchiroli District. Rakesh,
a former Maoist cadre had surrendered before the Government in
raided a meeting of the CPI-Maoist in Piperkhari village in Deori
tehsil of Gondia District. However, around 25 Maoists,
including women, managed to escape. From the material recovered
on the spot, the Police have registered offences against 17 persons.
The Maharashtra State Government
announced a development package of INR 6.54 billion for the Naxal
[LWE]-hit Gadchiroli District for its overall development. Replying
to a debate in the State Assembly Nagpur on the problems of the
tribal District, the State Home Minister RR Patil said that the
development package was finalised with the help of Union Government
to solve various problems of the District. The State has already
received INR 550 million towards two installments of the package.
It takes an integrated view of the overall development of the
backward District under this INR 6.54 billion package included
construction of irrigation dams, roads, national highways, bridges
and etc. Of them, INR 300 million were granted for purchasing
equipments, like helicopter.
Four Policemen were killed and
seven other injured in a powerful landmine blast triggered by
the CPI-Maoist cadres near Umanoor hill on Alapalli-Sironcha in
Gadchiroli District. According to reports, the Policemen were
on their way to Sironcha in a Police jeep which was exploded by
A group of Maoists attacked seven
forest guards and set ablaze a Tata Sumo and boat belonging to
the forest department near Lankachen village in Chhinnavatra forest,
30kilometres from Jimalgatta range in the District.
CPI-Maoist cadres belonging to
the Gadchiroli-Gondia-Deori Dalam pasted posters and circulated
pamphlets in Deori municipal council of Gondia District. The Maoists
Posters denounced the anti-people activities of the Government
to mark the 10th anniversary of its Janmukti Chhapamar Sena (JCS)
wing from December 02-31. The Police said that the posters have
been pasted to strengthen the Dandakaranya-based Jansatta and
Janashakti organisations and were issued by Maharashtra-Gondia
commander Dipak/ Sameer/ Milind Teltumde of Wani squad and his
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed
a person from Gatta village in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli
District on suspicion of being Police informer. The victim has
been identified as Dayaram Madavi (50). Sources said Madavi was
sleeping with his family at his residence, when a group of armed
Maoists reached the village at around 9 pm [IST]. They reportedly
dragged Madavi out of his house and took him with them into jungle.
After thrashing him brutally, they shot him dead. His body was
recovered in the morning of December 25.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Deori village in Gondia District. The arrestees
were identified as Bhimrao alias Bhanu Bhaskar Bhovate
(42), his wife Sunanda (36), Gangaram Poreti (32), Chindramani
Valade (37) and Sanjay Thauram Banjara (30). While the couple,
reportedly state-level members of the Maoists, hails from Amravati
District, the others are native of neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
Poreti is a sarpanch, Police said, adding arms and Maoist
literature were also recovered from their possession.
One Maoist cadre, identified as
Shailesh Baburao Wakde (42) was arrested from Babupeth locality
in Chandrapur District.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed
a person, identified as Gowardhan Shedmake (32), from Bhimpur
village in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District on suspicion
of being a Police informer. Police sources said Shedmake was sleeping
with his family in his residence when the group of armed Maoists
reached the village, dragged Shedmake out of the house and took
him with them into the nearby forest, assaulted him brutally and
shot him dead.
Minister P. Chidambaram visited the District, to review the security
scenario and discuss development plans for the area, an official
said. "He (Chidambaram) was here to review Security measures
taken by the District Police along with the CRPF," Collector
Atul Patney said. "He also reviewed development plans that
the District authorities will execute after we receive funds under
the IAP," he added.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze the house
of a local NCP leader, identified as Preeti Godshelwar, in Halewara
village in Gadchiroli District. A group of around 100 armed Maoists
stormed the village, about 350 kilometres from Nagpur, entered
the house of Preeti and set it ablaze. Preeti is the chairperson
of health committee of Gadchiroli zilla parishad. Both
Preeti and her husband Srinivas were not present at the house
during the incident, Police said.
A joint team of Gondia and Chandrapur Police raided
Mul and Pathri villages in Chandrapur District and arrested two
suspected Maoist cadres. The Police are yet to identify them.
The Police team also recovered INR 350, 000 and Maoist pamphlets
from the duo, Police sources added.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the Gram
Panchayat building of Marda village in Chamorshi tehsil
of Gadchiroli District. Sources said that the Maoists group reached
the village during the midnight hours and set ablaze the Gram
Panchayat building in which all the furniture and records