Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram
said that the extremists would be happy if political parties failed
to hammer out a solution on Telangana.
A woman cadre of the Communist
party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Ravva Sathamma alias
Bandi and four others - all members of a village-level committee
floated by the outfit - surrendered before M. Raghuram Reddy,
Additional Superintendent of Police (Khammam), Bhadrachalam.
Five more Districts - Adilabad,
Karimnagar, Warangal, Kurnool and Chittoor - have been added to
the list of those affected by extremist activity for the purpose
of seeking Central funds for development of roads.
Andhra Pradesh Police arrested
Tushar Kant Bhattacharya alias Srikant (50), a top leader
of the CPI-Maoist, from Warangal on an unspecified date and was
produced in a Warangal court.
Two area committee members of
CPI-Maoist, Puvvala Mohana Rao alias Kumar of Vanakabadi
village in G.L.Puram mandal (administrative unit) and Ariki
Chinnammi alias Sarada of Dibbaguda in Sitampeta mandal
in Srikakulam District surrendered before Superintendent of Police
Y. Gangadhar and OSD (Vizianagaram), Navin Gulati.
Karimnagar First Additional Sessions
Judge S.M. Rafi remanded CPI-Maoist's Maharashtra State committee
member Ogge Chandramouli alias Mahender alias'CM'
in judicial custody till January 19.
About 30 Naxalites (left wing
extremists), at least 15 of them Gothikoya tribals, set ablaze
a porcelain and a tractor of a civil contractor near Puligundala
village under Dummugudem Police Station in Khammam District at
around 11.30pm. They also set ablaze a tractor engaged in road-laying
work. Police sources said the extremists were out to scuttle the
progress of road works taken up on the inter-State border with
Superintendent of Police Ch. Srikanth
gave a cheque for INR 200, 000 to surrendered woman Naxalite G.
Vijayalakshmi in Kurnool District.
Taking advantage of the prevailing
volatile political situation in Andhra Pradesh, the CPI-Maoist
may try to strengthen their base, Police officials have warned.
A former Naxalite was hacked to
death by his rivals near the Ngarajunasagar Project Guest house
in the Khammam town. The Police said that Nallamothu Venkateswarlu,
38, had earlier been associated with the Praja Pratighatana group
of the CPI-Maoist.
The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
a Congress party leader and a former Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
panchayat ward member in Koyyuru mandal (administrative
A leader of the Mohananna faction
of the Praja Pratighatana Group of the Communist Party of India-Marxist
Leninist (CPI-ML), Maddi Venkat Reddy, was among five Left Wing
Extremists (LWEs) arrested by the Police in Yellandu in Khammam
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation has
sanctioned scholarships worth INR 70,000 to 34 children of the
families affected by the LWE violence in Nalgonda District to
enable them to pursue their studies.
The CPI-Maoist 'general secretary'
Ganapathy admitted that the group has suffered a setback in Andhra
The CPI-Maoist gave a call for
boycott of Justice B. N. Srikrishna Committee, entrusted by the
Centre to look into formation of separate Telangana State from
Andhra Pradesh issue, describing the terms of reference of the
panel as "betrayal of people".
The Police arrested arms supplier
Sanjay Khare charging him with supplying weapons to Naxalites
A group of nearly 40 cadres and
supporters of the CPI-Maoist destroyed household property of one
Vijay Kumar, who was reportedly helping bauxite mining agencies,
and computer and furniture in the office of the AP Coffee Development
Corporation at R.V. Nagaram in the Visakha Agency area in Visakhapatnam
The CPI-Maoist politburo member
Malla Raji Reddy jumped the bail and rejoined the movement. Reddy
was arrested at Angamali on December 17, 2007, along with his
wife Suguna by the Special Investigation Bureau (SIB) of the State
25 persons belonging to G. Madugula
and Pedabayalu mandals of CPI-Maoist surrendered at the
G. Madugula Police Station. They were among the 75 villages identified
by the Police for helping the Maoists.
About 25 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
accompanied by around 30 militia members set ablaze a mobile phone
tower room at Pedabayalu, the mandal (administrative unit)
headquarters in Visakhapatnam District.
Mudupu Bal Reddy alias
Balanna (37), Maddimalla Local Guerrilla Squad (LGS) 'deputy commander'
of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before Karimnagar District Superintendent
of Police (SP) N. Shivashankar Reddy.
A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, Ipuri
Yeshodamma (36), surrendered before Police in Guntur District
due to ill health. She was the area committee member of the outfit
for 15 years.
Two top leaders of the CPI-Maoist
were killed in separate gun battles in Prakasam and Warangal Districts.
Party central committee leader and former chief of the military
commission in Nallamala forests, Sakhamuri Appa Rao alias
Ravi alias Venkanna (55), was killed in exchange of fire
near Nettikonda forests in Pullalacheruvu mandal (administrative
unit) in Prakasam District. Kondal Reddy alias Tech Ramana
(48) was shot dead in Bandala Kodishala forest village in Tadwai
mandal in Warangal District.
Andhra Pradesh Police displayed
a huge cache of arms and ammunition that was recovered from a
CPI-Maoist hideout at Paidiparru near Tanuku in the West Godavari
District on March 13.
Four leaders of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested in near Jaggaram village in Thatilanka reserve forest
of Bhadrachalam division in Khammam District.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot
dead a grocery shop owner, identified as Shaik Khaja, at his shop
under Venkatapuram Police Station in Khammam District suspecting
him to be a Police informer.
A Maoist couple, Mallesh alias
Vinod and his wife Chaya alias Kavitha, who were active
in Maharashtra, surrendered before Warangal District SP. Mallesh
was Gadchiroli 'district division committee' member while his
wife Chaya was 'mahila dalam commander' (women squad commander)
of Devuru dalam in Maharashtra.
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a woman, suspected to be members of Sukhdev dalam
(squad), were killed in an encounter with Police near Tadapala
village in Venkatapuram forests in Khammam District.
Satyam Rao (47), a suspected Naxal
(Left Wing Extremist), was arrested by Special Investigation Team
(SIT) from Tangutur taluka in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.
He was active in Gujarat.
Three persons were arrested and
huge ammunition and weapons were seized on their way to Praja
Pratighatana Naxalites at Zulkal crossroad in Sangareddy mandal
(administrative unit) in Medak District.
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a woman, who were active in Chhattisgarh, surrendered
in Adilabad District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged
two vehicles including one belonging to State Police and blocked
roads by chopping down trees in Visakhapatnam District during
their general shutdown.
A former activist of Salwa Judum
(anti-Maoist vigilante group), Ravva Chaitanya (23), was shot
dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Chatti village under the Chinturu
Police station limits in Khammam District. The Maoists who came
from Banda area of Chhattisgarh, fired one round from a country
weapon and slit his throat before fleeing. Chaitanya, who had
been associated with the Salwa Judum in the Kunta division of
Chhattisgarh, was reportedly cautioned by some of his relatives
working for the Maoists in Bastar region.
Kusuma Kattaiah alias Umesh
(45), a member of 'Regional committee' of North Maharashtra and
South Gujarat State of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police
at Warangal. Kattaiah, a native of Suripally in Warangal District
allegedly had close links with Maoist leader Kobad Gandhy.
Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested while moving along with firearms in a forest between
Danavaipeta and Chintaguppa in the Charla Police station limits
in Khammam District by a special Police party. They were identified
as Kattam Ramaiah, Dirda Jogaiah and Musika Ingaiah.
CPI-Maoist Central Committee (CC)
member Mohammed Hussain alias Sagar was sentenced to 18
months imprisonment by the Adilabad Excise Court Judicial First
Class Magistrate G. Venu in a 1988 jail break case. The accused
had escaped from Adilabad sub-jail along with other Maoists -
Nalla Adi Reddy, Bandi Prakash and Munje Ratnaiah. While Nalla
Adi Reddy, another CC member was killed in an encounter in Karimnagar
District later, Bandi Prakash was convicted in the case, while
Ratnaiah is still absconding.
CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted a
construction contractor Raju and set ablaze the road-laying equipment
near Nimmapadu village under Kudumulapalem panchayat (village
level local self Government institution) in Chintapalli mandal
in Visakhapatnam District.
Maoists organised a meeting at
Nimmapadu village and warned that the Legislators and all other
elected representatives down to panchayat ward member level
must resign from their posts and from their respective political
parties by May 20. Twenty women and around six men conducted the
meeting while the women cadre spoke to the people.
According to intelligence inputs,
the CPI-Maoist is planning to launch a major offensive in north-coastal
Andhra Pradesh in the coming days and hit squads have already
fanned out under orders from central regional committee commander
Ch. Narayana Rao to target peoples' representatives.
B. Srinivas alias Manganna
(23), a CPI-ML-Janashakti Manthani dalam (squad) 'commander'
of Karimnagar District, was arrested by the Police from the State
capital Hyderabad. A locally made revolver with two live rounds
was seized from him.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed B.
Madhukar (25), upa sarpanch (deputy head) of Uppanapalli gram
panchayat (village level local self Government institution)
in Eturunagaram circle of Warangal District.
The Police arrested two pseudo
Naxals (Left Wing Extremists) and recovered from them two locally-made
weapons and ammunition in Dharmasagar circle in Warangal District.
They were identified as Sk. Moulana Bhasa and one Ajay Dhimar.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
a road-roller near Pilligedda village in the Visakha Agency area
in G.K. Veedhi mandal (circle) in Visakhapatnam District.
A CPI-ML-Janashakti cadre, Kammari
Tirupathi (30), surrendered at Sircilla in Karimnagar District.
Seven persons were arrested by
Police at Nandigama in Krishna District on the charge of resorting
to threats by claiming themselves as cadres of the CPI-Maoist.
They were identified as Bezawada Nageswara Rao, Kalangi Kumar,
Udaya Babu, Gangolu Ravi, Velpula Vidyasagar, Sk. Mastan and Pandi
A suspected Left Wing Extremist,
N. Nandakumar alias Rangappa alias Ranganath (38),
was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Police in the State capital
Hyderabad on an unspecified date and was handed over to Shimoga
District Police in Karnataka the last week.
Police arrested 13 suspected sympathisers
of the CPI-Maoist in East Godavari District.
Arava Guravaiah, a suspected sympathiser
of the CPI-Maoist, was killed in a road accident at Remecharla
in Bollapalli mandal (administrative unit) in Guntur District
while Policemen were chasing him. Two Police Constables were also
A Maoist arms dump was unearthed
from the forest area abutting Akkapalem village in Pullalacheruvu
mandal in Prakasam District within the Nallamalla forest
range. The Police recovered 22 pipe cups, eight spare parts of
rocket launcher, six aluminium pipes, 14 springs and a photo film.
Police arrested CPI-ML-Janashakti
north Telangana secretary Moorthi Srinivas Reddy alias
Yadanna on National Highway-7 at Tekrial village in Mahbubnagar
District and recovered two 9 mm pistols, 19 rounds of bullets,
detonators, 16 subscriber identity module cards, the free encyclopedia
cards and one cell phone from him.
Chandrasekhar Gorebale alias
Sudhakara alias Tippanna alias Nantappa,
a cadre of the Karnataka State Committee of the CPI-Maoist was
arrested at Aija village of Mahabubnagar District. Gorebale, who
was in charge of North Karnataka Districts, was reportedly arrested
while moving along with two others who managed to escape. Police
suspect that the two who escaped could be Takkallapalli Vasudeva
Rao alias Ashanna and Kanumukkula Ramesh alias
Raju, known to be members of an Action Committee formed by the
Maoist Central Committee. All the three cadres are members of
the Maoist Military Commission and the Central Action Team.
A local court granted bail to
CPI-Maoist leader Kobad Gandhy, as Police failed to file a charge
sheet against him even after six months of his arrest in a conspiracy
case. Karimnagar Additional Judicial First Class Magistrate P.
Rajendra Reddy granted bail to Gandhy on condition that he shall
appear before the Karimnagar rural Police once a month for a period
of six months. The Karimnagar Police brought Gandhy from New Delhi
in November 2009, on a production warrant, in connection with
a case of conspiracy on a confession made by another Maoist leader
Malla Raji Reddy.
A settler from Dantewada District
of Chhattisgarh, identified as Babu Rao, was shot dead by a group
of 15 CPI-Maoist cadres in Ringala village in Chintur mandal
(administrative unit) of Khammam District. The Maoists dragged
him out of his house and shot him dead accusing him of being a
Police informer. Ringala is about three kilometres from the Chattisgarh
border. The Andhra Pradesh Police had arrested him six months
ago on charges of assisting the Maosits and working as a militant.
A militia member of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Pangi Raju (35), was arrested by the G. Madugula
Police on the charge of possessing a grenade. He was returning
after attending a meeting of the Maoists at Gorle Panuku village
under Killamkota panchayat (village level self government
institution) in Visakhapatnam District when he was intercepted
by the Police.
A member of the Central Committee
of the CPI-Maoist, Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad,
was killed in a gunfight with the Police near Jogapur in the Adilabad
District, Police claimed. Another Maoist cadre, who is yet to
be identified, was also killed. Police also recovered an AK-47,
a 9mm pistol and two kit bags from the site of the encounter.
Azad, who carried a head money of INR 1.2 million, was also the
spokesperson of the CPI-Maoist. Hailing from Krishna District,
he was associated with the Maoist movement for four decades.
Following the killing of Azad,
security agencies have sounded a high alert in Andhra Pradesh,
Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Azad was given charge of the proposed
guerrilla zone to be set up comprising areas coming under Kerala,
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The Central Committee of the CPI-Maoist
had decided to carve out a new special zonal committee (guerrilla
zone) in South India along the lines of the Dandakaranya and the
Andhra-Orissa Special Zonal Committees at a meeting held at Sringeri
in Karnataka a few months ago.
A couple belonging to the CPI-Maoist
who entered Andhra Pradesh from neighbouring Chhattishgarh was
arrested from Khammam District. The couple was identified as Deva
alias Devanna, an area committee member of Kunta
in Chhattisgarh and his wife Jogi.
Four Naxalites (Left Wing Extremists)
belonging to different groups surrendered before Police in Warrangal.
Among the quartet who surrendered was CPI-Maoist Dandakaranya
special zonal committee of East Bastar Mahila team commander Bejjala
Komala alias Vijayakka alias Susheela, resident
of Mogilicherla village of Geesukonda mandal. She carried
a reward of INR 200,000 on her head. Her husband Bejjala Raju
alias Jagadeesh, had surrendered in March 2010.
Police recovered a cache of explosives
and other bomb-making material in separate raids in Karimnagar
District and arrested three persons. The raids were conducted
on houses and vehicles near the Huzurabad mandal (administrative
unit) and two adjacent villages.
The CPI-Maoist in its official
statement, acknowledged that the person killed along with Cherukuri
Rajkumar alias Azad in Andhra Pradesh on July 2 was Hem
Pandey who was one of the party's zonal committee members.
Maoists called for a 48-hour 'Bharat
bandh' from July 7 to protest against the killing of their
senior politburo member Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad at
Adilabad in Andhra Pradesh by the Police, top Maoist leader Kishan
Further, the outfit warned of
attacks to avenge the killing and also made it clear that talks
with the Government were no longer an option.
Three members of Praja Pratighatana's
Mohananna faction, including a State committee member, were arrested
and two weapons were recovered from the trio by the Police near
Shantinagar in Kodad mandal (administrative unit) in Nalgonda
District. The arrested extremists were identified as State Committee
Member K. Uppalaiah alias Bhoomanna (38), a native of Sharajipeta
in Alair mandal; the outfit's women wing District Secretary
R. Venkatamma alias Jyothakka (30) of Dummugudem in Khammam
District and K Narsaiah alias Madhav (32) of Nalgonda District.
The Police seized a locally-made revolver, a tapancha and 12 bore
cartridges from their possession.
The Andhra Pradesh government
agreed to probe the death of Hemchandra Pandey, the freelance
journalist who was killed along with top Maoist leader Cherukuri
Rajkumar alias Azad in an encounter on July 2.
A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Vanthala Chinnari, surrendered before the Narsipatnam
Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in Visakhapatnam District. Chinnari
(20), of Boyapalem village of Lakkavarapupeta panchayat
in G.K. Veedhi mandal (administrative unit), said that
she was attracted towards the movement after attending meeting
held by the Maoists in her village. Though she was not interested
in joining the movement, the Maoists forcibly took her away and
enrolled her in the movement in March 2008. She participated in
the Gunukurai and Balimela ambush and the famine raid on the house
of Setti Ramanujulu at Ummada village and in the murder of former
naxalite Eetangi Sankara Rao in 2009.
The South Central Railway announced
partial cancellation on July 8 of several express trains on the
Mudkhed-Adilabad section on account of the 'Bharat bandh'
(all India shut down) called by the CPI-Maoist.
The Andhra Pradesh Government
requested the Centre for troop-carrier helicopters to be stationed
in the State for use in anti-Maoist operations along the borders
with Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
A couple, allegedly active in
activities of the CPI-Maoist in Chhattisgarh but who had severed
ties with the outfit two years ago and shifted base to Andhra
Pradesh were arrested from Khammam District. The arrested Maoists
were identified as M. Vedama alias Chalapathi Rao,
former commander of Guttikoya platoon in Kunta region of Chhattisgarh
and his wife Gangotri alias Manjula, who was with
another group of the Maoists. The duo was arrested at Cherukupalli
village near Sathupalli town.
A special team of the Gujarat
Police arrested top leader of the CPI-ML-Janashakti, Kura Amar,
from Nacharam in Hyderabad in connection with a criminal conspiracy
case registered in Gujarat six months ago.
A Naxalite (Left Wing Extremist)
belonging to CPI-ML-New Democracy was killed in an exchange of
fire with the Police near Bakkachinthapalli in Kothaguda agency
mandal (administrative division) in Warangal District.
The Police identified him as Kothaguda 'area squad commander'
of New Democracy P. Rama Rao alias Ganesh (28), a native
of Gunjedu village. Four other Naxalites are suspected to have
escaped from the spot. The Police recovered two kitbags and a
Self Loading Rifle (SLR) from the site.
In Visakhapatnam, Maoists damaged
the equipment of a BSNL mobile tower at Dumbriguda in the Visakha
Agency. They destroyed the panel board and set ablaze the furniture.
Senior CPI-Maoist leader Cherukuri
Rajkumar alias Azad, killed on July 2, was in Delhi for
four months, said sources. Azad was reportedly in touch with academics
in Delhi who were helping him with logistics.
Sources said that Maoists went
to Yunan in China and possibly were trained there as well. However,
there's no evidence to suggest the involvement of the Chinese
establishment in this, it could have been the mafia. Security
Forces are now pursuing the angle for further information.
The Maoists have tied up with
RPF (Manipur), the political wing of the PLA, which is helping
Maoists with training and logistics.
A 'dalam (squad) commander',
identified as Sola Ramarao alias Ganesh (35), of the CPI-ML-New
Democracy was shot dead in an encounter with Police at the Kothaguda
forest area in Bakkachintapally village of Warangal District.
Three other extremists managed to escape. Three kit bags, one
SLR, a single bore gun and three mobile phones were recovered
from the encounter site. Ganesh, a native of Gunjedu village,
had been with the party for the last seven years. He was with
PDSU before that. Police sources alleged that Ganesh along with
some underground cadres used to extort money from road contractors,
landlords and rice millers.
Maoists blew up a Mobile phone
tower equipment room in Dumbriguda mandal (administrative
unit) in Visakha agency on the first day of their 48-hours bandh
(shut down) in protest against the killing of top leader Azad.
All establishments including schools, shops and other business
establishments remained closed in the agency areas like Chintapalli,
Paderu, Koyyuru, GK Veedhi, Munchingput, Pedabayalu and G Madugula.
CPI-Maoist cadres attempted to
blow up a tower carrying high-tension power lines near Lankapaakala
village in G.K. Veedhi mandal (Administrative Unit) in
the Visakha Agency of the Visakhapatnam District. Only one of
the two landmines the Maoists fixed at the base of the tower blew
up but there was no damage to the towers or disruption in power
During the ongoing 'martyr's week',
some cadres of the CPI-Maoist reportedly dug up a narrow road
near Ebluam village in G.K. Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam.
They also pasted posters near the road.
A cadre of the CPI-ML-Janashakti,
identified as Inupa Suresh alias Sanjeev alias Kishore,
surrendered before the Police in Medak District. Suresh is a resident
of Peddachikodu village in Dubbak mandal (administrative
division) and he joined Janashakti in 2001. He was the member
of Maner dalam (squad), and was involved in 11 cases, including
killing a doctor at Chinnchikod village in Mustabad mandal
of Karimnagar and a blasting. He was arrested by Police in Karimnagar
in 2004 and later released.
The Hyderabad City Police arrested
a four member gang who were posing themselves as CPI-Maoist cadres
and planning to visit Dubai (UAE) in the second week of August,
2010 for establishing links with the associates of underworld
Chota Shakeel for carrying out subversive activities in India.
A cadre of the CPI-ML-Praja Prathighatana,
identified as R. Ravi, surrendered before the Police in Warangal
District. R. Ravi was a resident of Yadaram village of Nizamabad
District and he was working in Suresh dalam (squad). He
was a sympathiser of CPI-ML-Jana Shakthi. On the advice of Kannuri
Kumara Swamy, president of Rythu Coolie, he joined CPI-ML-Praja
Prathighatana in 2008 and worked in the armed dalam led
by Gampala Raghupathi alias Mohananna, State Committee
Secretary for sometime. Later he was shifted to Suresh dalam
operating in Khammam District and continued in it till April 2010.
The State Government issued orders
extending ban on the CPI-Maoist by another year with effect from
August 17. The State Government which reviewed the situation was
of the opinion that the Maoists constitute a serious danger and
menace to public order, peace and tranquillity in the State. The
ban was imposed under the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act,
1992 and would also be applicable to all the frontal organisations
of the Maoists which includes All IndiaRevolutionary Students
Federation (AIRSF), Viplava Karmika Samakhya (VIKASA), Singareni
Karmika Samakhya (SIKASA), Radical Students Union (RSU), Ryot
Coolie Sangham (RCS) and Radical Youth League.
Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist
surrendered to the Police in the presence of Superintendent of
Police (Rural), Shahnawaz Qasim, in Warangal District.
A youth, identified as K. Pullaiah
(30), of Kurnapally village in Cherla mandal, was killed
by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forest area near
Nimmalagudem on Khammam-Chhattisgarh borders. Unconfirmed reports
said that Pullaiah, a Maoist sympathiser, was reportedly assaulted
to death by the Maoists in a praja court (People's Court), suspecting
him as an informer. Two other youths were also assaulted, but
let off, on the same charges.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Manda Yasobu
alias Jaipal and Mangaraju alias Jangu, were arrested
by the Visakhapatnam District Police during a routine vehicle
check at Yebulam village under G.K. Veedhi Police Station. A 9-mm
semi-automatic pistol and 13 rounds of ammunition were recovered
from them. Presenting them before the media, Superintendent of
Police Vinit Brijlal said that while Manda Yasobu had a reward
of INR 300,000 on his head, Mangaraju had a reward of INR 200,000.
He said that Jaipal was demoted from the rank of Koraput Division
in-charge in 2008 after a woman dalam member Jyothi complained
that he had misbehaved with her. The SP said that this incident
was an example of how women dalam members were being exploited
`Tech Jagan' alias `Tech
Raju' alias Mallojula Srinivasa Chary (33), a top cadre
of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before the DCP, D. Nagendra, Kumar
at L. B. Nagar Police Station. Tech Jagan had a reward of INR
200,000 on his head. Yacharam Inspector B Srinivas Rao said 'Tech
Jagan' joined the Rachakonda Dalam in 2004 attracted by
the Maoist ideology. Later, he was transferred to the Nallamalla
area and then shifted to the Andhra-Orissa Border (AOB) during
2008. Srinivas Rao said 'Tech Jagan' was involved in an encounter
with Police in Mannanur in Mahbubnagar District in 2004-05 and
another assault in Nallamalla forest range in Prakasam District.
He used to look after the repair work of weapons of the Maoists
and was hence given the name `Tech Jagan'. Srinivasa Chary was
unhappy with the shift in the policies of the Maoists and thus
decided to join the mainstream, the Inspector claimed.
The State Cabinet at a meeting
chaired by Chief Minister K. Rosaiah extended the ban on the CPI-Maoist
and its six front organisations for a further period of one year
under the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act. The earlier ban
lapsed on August 16. State Information Minister J. Geeta Reddy
told after the Cabinet meet that the frontal organisations of
the outfit that are banned are: Radical Youth League, Rythu Coolie
Sangham, Radical Students Union, Singareni Karmika Samakhya, Viplava
Karmika Samakhya and All India Revolutionary Students Federation.
Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist
including one Beemanna killed a person, identified as M. Komaraiah
(55), in Allipur village under Raikal Police Stations of Karimnagar
District. They left a note stating that they killed Komaraiah
as he informed to Police about the movement of a Maoist leader
Sathaiah in 1997. Based on the information, Police reportedly
killed Sathaiah in an encounter. Sathaiah was a brother of Beemanna.
A group of 100 CPI-Maoist cadres
and supporters killed two persons, identified as Pangi Prasad
(28) and Pangi Srikanth (27), of Kotagunnalu village under Annavaram
Police Station in Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam Agency.
They accused them of being Police informers and killed them. Police
suspect that the armed Maoists of Andhra-Orissa border might have
carried out the killings.
The Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
cadres, identified as Musiki Somulu (50), a native of Bijapur
District, and K. Pojja (22), a native of Dantewada District in
Chhattisgarh, at Pujarigudem village in Charla mandal.
Sub Inspector K. Nagaraju said that Somulu and Pojja were arrested
while moving under suspicious circumstances during a culvert checking
operation on the outskirts of Pujarigudem in the early hours of
Police exchanged fire with a group
of armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forests of Moddulamada
village in Ashwaraopet mandal in Khammam District. While
the Maoists managed to escape, the Police recovered one claymore
mine, 20 kit bags, one hand-held communication device and Maoist
literature, among other material, from the encounter site. The
group belonged to the Sabari dalam.
A Maoist dalam member,
identified as Irpa Puttiah alias Venkanna (45), who reportedly
operated in Chhattisgarh, surrendered before the Police at Kothagudem
in Khammam District. Venkanna, a native of Vennelabilu village
of Gundala mandal, worked as Kothagudem-Narsampet dalam
member in North Telangana Special Zonal Committee (NTSZC) of the
CPI-Maoist ever since he joined the Maoist dalam led by
Sudhakar during the fag-end of 2009.
Three cadres of CPI-ML-Janashakti,
identified as Banoth Bhupathi (25), Bhanothu Raju (32), and Malothu
Ganesh (26), were arrested from Dumala forest in Sircilla in Karimnagar
District. Some locally-made revolvers, ammunition and a knife
were recovered from them, he said. The trio extorted money from
doctors and businessmen in rural pockets and also in Nizamabad
Police exchanged fire with a group
of CPI-Maoist cadres near Gundlamadugu village in Khammam District
during a combing operation. However, no casualty was reported
from either side. The Maoists escaped from the scene leaving behind
literature, cooking vessels, a calculator and some kitbags.
A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist
identified as Midiam Rangi (32), was arrested by the Police near
Kunavaram cross roads in Chintoor mandal in Khammam District.
Rangi, a native of Dornapal in Chhattisgarh, was arrested while
trying to paste wall posters of the outfit.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
Nupa Babu Rao (55), a head of the local tribals, at Tippapuram
village in Cherla mandal in Khammam District suspecting
him to be a Police informer.
Vanthala Bhaskara Rao (30), a
daily wage labourer of Digududpalli village in Chintapalli mandal
was taken by Maoists to a place near Surimetta and was shot dead.
A note issued in the name of the 'Area Commander' of Korukonda
Dalam calling Bhaskara Rao as a Police informer was found
at the spot.
The Koyyuru Police arrested three
CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Pangi Suribabu, Gemmeli Konda
Babu and Muvvala Nageswara Rao, from Donkarayi and Parkil villages
under Antada Panchayat in Koyyuru mandal of Visakhapatnam
District. The three were among the 69 identified as offenders
in the case of Chintalamma ghat incident in 2009, when a RTC bus
was set ablaze by the Maoists. Earlier, 25 persons had voluntarily
surrendered and the Police had issued notices to the rest.
In a bid to stage a comeback in
Andhra Pradesh, especially in North Telangana, the CPI-Maoist
have chalked out a plan to ignite the anti-Polavaram dam sentiments
and the unrest over Telangana, which was revealed from the diaries,
letters and literature recovered from two Maoist camps in Khammam
District. This is the first time that conclusive proof has been
found about the Maoists’ strategy in Andhra Pradesh.
Addressing a press conference
at Warangal, the Andhra Pradesh DGP K. Aravinda Rao said that
Maoists are regrouping. "We have information that Maoists were
staying for a longer time in Khammam District and staying for
two to three days in Warangal District frequently. They are trying
to activate their old cadres and form new groups again," the DGP
said. The Police have confirmed that Maoists from Chhattisgarh
and Orissa were crossing over into Khammam and Warangal Districts
to regroup into a formidable force.
A local court in Tirupati sentenced
CPI-Maoist leader Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar and three
traders of gelatine sticks, identified as Ramaswamy Reddy, Nagarjuna
and Gangi Reddy, to seven years imprisonment, after a seven-year-long
trial in Alipiri blast case of 2003. Former Andhra Pradesh Chief
Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, his ministerial colleague B. Gopalakrishna
Reddy and two legislators were injured as the Maoists triggered
a landmine blast at Alipiri on October 1, 2003 when they were
on their way to Tirumala. Patel Sudhakar Reddy, believed to be
the mastermind behind the attack on Naidu, was killed by Police
in an encounter in Warangal District in 2009.
Vizianagaram District Collector
M. Veerabrahmaiah handed over passbooks and title deeds for two
acres of land each to five of the seven surrendered CPI-Maoist
cadres in addition to cheques for INR 1, 76, 240 (subsidy amount)
to them along with two other cadres under the Andhra Pradesh Scheduled
Tribes Cooperative Finance Corporation Limited, Hyderabad (TRICOR)
for units such as sheep, grocery items, etc in the presence of
Superintendent of Police Navin Gulati.
The Police unearthed a major arms
dump, believed to be that of CPI-Maoist, in the Nallamala forest
close to Sidhapuram tank near Atmakur in Kurnool District. The
arms recovered included a rocket launcher, four guns, 300 rounds
of ammunition, eight grenades, gas cylinders, drilling machines
and other tools used in making of guns.
Sindree Kondamma alias
Nirmala, an 18-year-old female Maoist cadre of the Korukonda Area
Committee, surrendered before Visakha Rural SP Vineet Brijlal.
An illiterate girl belonging to the primitive tribal group Kondu,
Nirmala said she was forcibly inducted into the Maoist outfit
when she was 14 years old. She said she had participated in three
raids and three encounter incidents. Apparently, she came over
ground a month ago and got married to a former militia member
Marri Ranju. After knowing about the Government schemes, she decided
to surrender before the Police due to health problems. According
to the SP Brijlal, there are another 10 minor girls in the Maoist
squads in the Visakha forests.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Vetti Deva alias Deva (28), a native of neighbouring
Chhattisgarh, was arrested from Paloncha in Khammam District.
Deva worked as a Maoist dalam (squad) member from 2006
to 2008 in Kunta area of Chhattisgarh. He was reportedly involved
in the killing of three persons who were targeted on suspicion
of being Police informers.
A 39-year-old woman Maoist cadre,
identified as Bade Sulochana, and her son Bade Vikas (20), who
reportedly worked as couriers to the Maoists, and another woman
Maoist cadre, Budiha Anuradha alias Jyothi, were arrested
from a bus stand at Eturnagaram town in Warangal District. They
were arrested while they were trying to sneak into Chhattisgarh,
a Police officer said. Some Maoist literature was recovered from
them. Jyothi is wanted in over 20 Maoist-related cases in Mahbubnagar,
Medak, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda and Kurnool Districts, he added.
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
killed in an exchange of fire with a Police team near Ullivalasa
village in Koyyuru mandal in Vishakhapatnam District. The
bodies were yet to be identified. An SLR, a .303 riffle, a pistol,
a camera flash and a CD were recovered from the encounter site
where the bodies were found. Police said since a SLR was found,
one of the dead could be secretary of the 'area committee' of
Galikonda as a weapon of such nature is given to area committee
A group about 200 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist led by Korukonda area committee secretary Narendra
and his sympathisers woke up every one in a village and held a
meeting at Lothugedda junction near Chintapalli mandal
in Visakhapatnam agency. In the meeting they warned that Tribal
Welfare Minister P. Balaraju and his supporters would be dealt
with severely. They also wanted the people to make the tenth anniversary
of PLGA commencing on December 2 - 8, a success and advised them
not to allow sale of liquor in their villages. "If any problem
arises, we advise you (villagers) to approach us," the Maoists
said in the posters. Then the Maoists blocked entry into Lothugedda
by cutting trees and placing them on either side of the road.
They went to the house of Bosetti Durga Rao, a trader, brought
out his furniture and other articles and set them ablaze along
with a motorcycle and a van. The Maoists whisked away 16 rice
bags and other food material and a TV set from the house of Durga.
They later smashed a belt shop, set ablaze the bike of a Forest
Ranger and partially destroyed a Forest check-post.
A top cadre of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Ganti Prasad, was arrested by Odisha Police at Visakhapatnam
District. Ganti Prasad worked as an over ground worker for the
Maoists. He was wanted for arranging meeting of former cadre Padma
and her husband Ramakrishna, Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar
Sahoo said. Padma and three others were arrested when they were
on the way to meet Ramakrishna near Dudhari in Semiliguda area
on November 13, he added.
Five top cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Korra Bhimanna, Korra Rama Rao, Korra Sonia of Kannavaram
in Koyyuru mandal, Pangi Ramanna of Annavaram and Pangi
Satyanarayana of Gorlemetta, were arrested from Kannavaram village
of Koyyuru mandal in Vishakhapatnam District. Narsipatnam
OSD Trivikram Varma said seven kit bags, five weapons, two landmines,
key documents pertaining to the Maoist and a list of Maoist cadres,
sympathizers and followers were recovered from them. All the five
hail from Odisha and had settled down near Andhra-Odisha border.
They were involved in as many as 13 offences besides aiding the
Maoists in their underground activities for the past three years.
They were also involved in felling of trees, road blockings and
looting of houses.
Three persons travelling in a
van were killed in a landmine blast triggered by cadres of the
CPI-Maoist near Choppalanka village between Rallagedda and Balapam
in Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam District. The information
was confirmed on November 25 by Additional Superintendent of Police
of Chintapalli A. Ravikrishna. The victims were identified as
the driver of the van, Nagaraju, cleaner Aasi and Nookaraju, who
was travelling in the van. Nagaraju and Aasi were from Visakhapatnam
and Narsipatnam respectively while Nookaraju was from Raavulapalli.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested in Moranchapalle village in Bhupalapalle mandal
in Warangal District. Fourteen country-made rifles were recovered
from them, Police said.
Taking a tough stand against Micro
Finance Institutions (MFIs), immediately in the wake of series
of suicides by women, the Maoists have asked MFI managements to
close their operations in villages in Warangal. The CPI-Maoists
Karimnagar-Khammam-Warangal ‘secretary’ Sudhakar warned MFIs of
dire consequences if they do not call it quits. In a statement,
he said agents and representatives of MFIs are humiliating rural
women and insulting their family members because of which several
villagers have committed suicide. Sudhakar also warned former
cadres of the Maoists against acting as informers of Police. "If
you do not change your attitude, we will teach you a fitting lesson,"
10 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including
some women, surrendered before Police in Narsipatnam town of Visakhapatnam
District. The surrendered Maoists were facing 10 offences against
them including three cases of attacks on village sarpanch,
cutting down of trees on roads during Maoists bandh call
besides pasting pro-Maoists posters. They belonged to Kannavaram
village of Koyyuru mandal in the District and were led
by G Chinakka group, Deputy Superintendent of Police, N Narasimha
A group of 15 to 20 cadres of
the CPI-Maoist killed Shaik Majeed, a tailor by profession, branding
him as a Police informer in Laxmipuram village of Eturunagaram
mandal in Warangal District.
About eight Maoist cadres shot
dead Kommu Satyam (40), a former Left Wing Extremist belonging
to the Praja Pratighatana faction of the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana
in Palmela village of Mahadevpur mandal in Karimnagar District.
The Maoists branded him as a Police informer.
The same Maoist group barged into
the house of another CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana cadre, identified
as D. Tirupathi and abducted him and locking his wife and father
in the house in the same village. They did not reveal the reasons
for the abduction, Police said.
Two villagers, identified as P
Chiranjeevi and K Samaiah were abducted by the Maoists cadres
in Laxmipuram village of Eturunagaram mandal in Warangal
District, Police said.
In the adjoining Sarvaipeta village,
Maoists went to the house of a former Maoist J. Ganapathi and
inquired about his whereabouts. When they found that he was not
staying in the house, they took his wife Bhagyalaxmi, father Sammaiah
and his brother Rammurthy to the village and thrashed them near
the martyr's memorial and warned that they would eliminate Ganapathi
for acting as Police informer.
A group of five Maoists set ablaze
an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APARTC) bus
after breaking the diesel tank and pouring fuel on the vehicle
in the wee hours in Tupakulagudem village in Eturunagaram mandal
of Warangal District, Police said.
Police raided the house of Chandramouli,
a former cadre of the CPI-Maoist and arrested him at Tirumalapur
village in Chityala mandal of Warangal District. A tapancha,
some crude bombs and gelatine sticks were found from his residence,
A 15-member armed dalam
(squad) of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a cell phone tower of a private
telecom firm causing extensive damage to its equipment at R. Kothagudem
village in Charla mandal of Khammam District.
The Maoists destroyed four quarters
of coffee plantation workers in Korukonda area in Chintapalli
mandal in Visakha District. The quarters belong
to AP Forest Development Corporation.
Maoists are planning major strategies
to increase their influence and strength. An important task the
Maoists have set for themselves is to create a liberated zone,
in Bihar, Jharkhand and Dandakaranya (Chattisgarh). Towards this
end, the party's strike force —PLGA— is being developed. This
was stated by Prasad, party's Andhra-Orissa Border State ‘committee
member’ during an interview at a remote place on the Andhra-Orissa
border. Prasad said the PLGA should be transformed into the people's
liberation army for which a liberated zone was necessary. PLGA
formations were being developed to achieve this target and it
had also carried out "mobile" war by carrying out raids
on targets at faraway places, by mobilising its armed cadre from
different parts and taking assistance from the people along the
way. "The creation of a liberated zone and beefing up PLGA
for this purpose is in its early stages. The process is being
commenced by forming village-level committees which will be expanded
to mandal (taluk) and District levels. Already, the Janatana
Sarcars, Revolutionary People's Councils (RPCs) have been formed
in Dandakaranya," Prasad said. The PLGA, which has grown
to the strength of creating companies, is also planning battalions.
"We have already reached this stage in Dandakaranya. We don't
have a timeframe for other areas but the process will be completed
early if the conditions suit us, that is until people take up
armed struggle", Prasad added.
The Police arrested a surrendered
cadre of the CPI-Maoist and four sympathisers from Nawabupeta
village in Chityal mandal in Warangal District. They were
identified as Chinna Chandramouli alias Arun, P. Rajender,
E. Swami, A. Rayamallu, and G. Kumara Swamy. They were planning
to blast cell phone towers to commemorate conclusion of the anniversary
celebrations of PLGA. Chandramouli was injured in an exchange
of fire in 2002 at Narsingapur village in Bhupalpalli mandal.
He later surrendered but continued to maintain links with Maoist
The District Police authorities
disbursed INR 350,000 to the surrendered LWE belonging to the
Praja Pratighatana faction of the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana and
New Democracy in Warangal District.
Cadres of the Korukonda Dalam
(squad) of the CPI-Maoist blew up a cell tower of BSNL at Lambasingi
under Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam District. They
left behind pamphlets denouncing what they called 'illegal arrests'
and suspension of combing operations.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist
including three women were killed in an encounter with the Greyhounds,
the elite anti-Maoist force, at a place between Cheruvuru and
Yegajanaba villages under Balapam panchayat in Chintapalli
mandal of Visakhapatnam District. Police recovered an INSAS
rifle, 40 kitbags and three weapons from the encounter site. Sub-Inspector
of Police Mohan Reddy was injured in the encounter.
A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist
was killed in an encounter between the Police and the Maoists
in Chatrai in Visakhapatnam District. The Police, however, refused
to divulge the name of the dead.
The CPI-Maoist called upon the
people to observe a bandh in Andhra-Orissa border (AOB)
area on December 22, protesting against the killing of five of
their comrades by the Greyhounds personnel in an encounter at
Cheruvuru near Korukonda in Chintapalli mandal on December
17, East Division Secretary Ganesh in a press release said in
A top CPI-Maoist leader and three
other cadres have surrendered before the State Police in Hyderabad
city. ADG M. Ratan said Maddela Adellu alias Anand (45),
a ‘State Committee’ member, accused of nine offences, including
two murders, carrying a head money of INR 1million surrendered
along with his wife Kurma Rambai alias Saritha (40), a
‘divisional committee’ member of the north Gadchiroli and Gonda
joint divisional committee in Maharashtra, Killo Raju alias
Krishna (25), the ‘commander’ of Konnavaram area and Seendri Subba
Rao alias Srikanth (18), Raju’s deputy. Maddela later said,
"As the Maoist movement was not progressing, we have decided to
surrender. We had conveyed our decision to our group members around
three months ago. We want to lead the rest of our lives with our
CPI-Maoist cadres and the Police
exchanged fire near Kurnapalli village in the Charla mandal
of Khammam District, close to the Chhattisgarh border. Police
sources said the Maoists, reportedly belonging to the Venkatapuram
area committee, escaped into the jungles towards Chhattisgarh
after an exchange of fire that lasted a few minutes in a forest
area. Though the Police maintained that no casualties were reported,
it is suspected that two Maoists were either injured or killed,
the sources added.
In protest of the anti-Maoist
operations in the District, about 10 cadres’ sprinkled diesel
and set ablaze a poclain hydraulic in a stone crushing unit, stationed
near Chatti village in Chintoor mandal. The equipment belonged
to a contractor engaged in road works. A letter, believed to have
been left behind by the Maoists, stated that the Sabari dalam
in Bhadrachalam division was responsible for the act.
CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy has urged the Centre to
declare the border Districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam,
East Godavari, Adilabad, Karimnagar and Warangal as Naxal-affected.
His plea also calls for central funds for these Districts under
the Special Development Plan (SDP). As of now, Khammam and Vishakhapatnam
are identified as Naxal-affected, but only Khammam has been getting
the SDP funds, which amounted to INR three billion in 2010.
As per the rules, the Centre extends funds under
the SDP only to those Districts where at least 20 per cent of
Police Stations are affected by Naxal activities. According to
top sources, the State Government is of the view that there is
a hundred per cent possibility of Naxal resurgence in the Districts
for which it is seeking the central assistance. "Adilabad and
Karimnagar border Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, while Warangal and
Khammam border Bijapur and Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. East Godavari,
Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam border Malkangiri,
Koraput and Rayagada in Odisha. While the Districts in the other
three States are already included in the SDP, their neighbouring
counterparts in AP have been left out," pointed a senior official
in the State Government.
Although LWE in Andhra Pradesh was under effective
check during the year, has again showed an upward trend this year
with a slight increase in its level with the CPI-Maoist continued
to remain active in Visakhapatnam and Khammam Districts bordering
Chhattisgarh and Odisha. "Of the 54 Maoist-related incidents in
2010, the maximum were reported from Visakhapatnam and Khammam,"
according to the data released by DGP K Aravinda Rao at the Annual
Press Conference of the State Police in Hyderabad city. Against
17 persons killed by Maoists last year, 2009, the deaths went
up to 21 this year, 2010.
However, the number of Maoists killed in encounters
with Police came down from 16 to 13. The SFs achieved notable
success in anti-Naxal operations by arresting 220 LWE, Rao said
adding they were involved in 14 incidents of exchange of fire,
resulting in death of 13 Maoists. The statement said the number
of Maoist-related incidents went up from 50 to 54 and the number
of encounters from 13 to 14. 117 LWE surrendered and the Police
seized 81 weapons, while 21 civilians lost their lives in the
Maoists violence. There were, however, no casualties on the Police
side, Rao added. Notable among Maoist leaders killed this year
were politburo members Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad, State
committee members Shakamuri Apparao and Solipeta Kondal Reddy
alias Tech Ramana. A particular tribal group, which has migrated
to Visakhapatnam District in large numbers, was providing food
and shelter to the Maoists on the AP-Odisha border, Rao said.
The Police were keeping a close watch on the activities of Maoists
which is trying to regroup in North Telangana Districts, Rao added.