After receiving intelligence reports
that cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)
are planning to blow up railway installations, security has been
tightened in Bihar.
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead
a Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) activist
at Manfar village in the Gaya District.
Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
cadres after an encounter in the Kachwar village of Rohtas District.
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked
a Bihar Military Police (BMP) camp in the Bhagalpur District and
injured four BMP personnel before looting arms and ammunition.
To counter Naxalites (left wing
extremists) in Bihar, the State Government is planning to set
up a special cell in its Police headquarters for ensuring better
coordination among the Central Para Military Forces (CPMFs), District
Police personnel and intelligence agencies.
The CPI-Maoist set ablaze several
bridges construction machines at Chamotola in the East Champaran
Two CPI-Maoist cadres suspected
to have been involved in an attack on a BMP camp were arrested
from Munger District.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
and as many bunkers demolished during an encounter between the
extremists and Police in a forest under Belhar Police Station
of Banka District.
Around 1,250 detonators were seized
by the Police in the Aurangabad District.
The special operations group of
the STF arrested a top Maoist and member of the CPI-Maoist zonal
committee Subodh Singh alias Anandji alias Divendu
Kumar Singh from a house in the Kankerbagh area of Patna.
The Maoists carried out attacks
at four places in Gaya and Aurangabad Districts in the night of
January 17. Besides setting ablaze a truck on Grand Trunk Road,
near Amas, they set ablaze railway property at Rafiganj and blew
cell phone towers under Gaya's Gurua and Guraru Police Stations.
The extremists also fired several dozen rounds on the national
highway. According to reports, heavily armed Maoists raided the
PWI store of the railways near Rafiganj station and set ablaze
Two top Maoists were arrested
from Belhar in Banka District.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Ram Chatur
Manjhi and Shankar Manjhi, were arrested based on information
revealed by the CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' of Darbhanga and
Madhubani Districts, Rajendra Sadai, who was arrested in the night
of January 16.
Over 100 CPI-Maoist cadres blew
up a railway track near Nadaul railway station in the Jehanabad
District. The Maoists were enforcing a one-day strike on January
18 in their strongholds to protest the arrest of their senior
leader Subodhji alias Anand, police said.
Huge cache of explosives and firearms,
including 33 bags of high quality explosive materials, 10 grenades,
equal number of magazines of Insas rifles, the CPI-Maoist literature
and Police uniform and equipment used for making landmine, were
recovered by the Police during a combing operation from a hideout
at Kandini village in Munger District.
The CPI-Maoist blew up railway
tracks to enforce their 72-hour bandh (general shut down)
near Rajla station on Jhaja-Jasidih section of East Central Railway
in Jamui District. The blast damaged railway tracks up to a stretch
of about four metres on the down line and two metres on the up
line. The train movement was consequently paralyzed completely
for about 10-12 hours.
The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up
the Howrah-Delhi railway track at Narganjo railway station in
Jamui. The Maoists blew up a track in the same area just two days
The CPI-Maoist cadres set two
vehicles ablaze, to enforce its call for north Bihar bandh
(shutdown) but none was injured. The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
a jeep at Samhouti village and a sand laden truck at Aaatkali
village during the bandh, which was called to protest the
rape of a woman. The woman is said to be a CPI-Maoist supporter
and was allegedly raped in East Champaran District recently.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
at Bagwans in Banka District. A looted Police rifle, 30 rounds
of cartridge and eight mobile chargers were recovered from their
The STF and local Police recovered
firearms and ammunition from hideouts of the CPI-Maoist at Chormara
village in Bheembandh forest area of Munger and Jamui Districts.
Two Maoist sisters, Geeta Murmu
and Anju Murmu, arrested earlier in Banka, said they were sexually
exploited in the Maoist camps.
Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist
and a Police officer were killed in an encounter at Manjhiawan
village under the Konch Police station of Gaya District. The killed
Police officer, Mithilesh Prasad, was the officer-in-charge of
Tekari Police Station.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from two separate places. While three Maoists were
arrested from Mahuar village under Haspura Police station in Aurangabad
District, the fourth Maoist, a 'zonal commander', was arrested
from a village under Bikram Police station in Patna District.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while
commenting on the Maoist attack at Shilda in West Bengal said,
"Maoists cannot be countered by force. All round development and
launching of welfare measures can bring the ultras back to the
At least 12 villagers, including
three women and one child, were killed when nearly 150 heavily-armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Phulwariya village in Jamui
District. Four of a family was charred to death while others were
shot dead. Those killed were Kora tribals and the attack was in
retaliation of the alleged killing of eight Maoists by the Koras
on January 31 at the instigation of one Lakhan Kora, suspected
by the Maoists of being a Police informer. The Maoists triggered
explosions and also set 30 houses ablaze. The whereabouts of Lakhan
are not known. While the Police say he survived the attack, this
could not be confirmed from local sources.
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
Maoists slit the throat of one
Rajo Hansda at Bagdhasba village under Belhar block (administrative
division) in the Banka District, suspecting him to be a Police
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
a village guard and a villager, identified as Kameswar Mandal
and Kailash Pundit respectively, at Goghaldiha village in Kharagpur
Police Station of Munger District, suspecting them to be Police
Maoists attacked a brick kiln
in Bheldi Police Station area of Saran District and set two tractors
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA) decided to send 2,000 more Paramilitary Force personnel,
trained in jungle warfare, to Bihar and Jharkhand to help the
Police counter the Left Wing Extremist (LWE) violence.
The State Minister for Water Resources
Development Brijendra Prasad Yadav told the State assembly that
Bihar Government will provide INR 150, 000 as compensation to
the family of the 11 villagers killed by the Communist Party of
India- Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres at Phulwari- Korsai village
in Jamui District on February 18.
The Security Forces (SFs) neutralised
a CPI-Maoist bunker at Birma area in Banka District. However,
the CPI-Maoist cadres managed to escape. But they left behind
two rifles which they had looted from the Police, one 9-mm foreign
made regular pistol, 100 cartridges of different bores, three
country-made pistols and ammunition, one cane-bomb weighing 20
kilograms and Maoist literature.
Altogether 160 civilians and 77
Police personnel were killed in 338 Naxal (left wing extremist)
strikes during the past four years in Bihar, the State Government
informed the Assembly. Replying to a query, Minister in charge
of Home Affairs Brijendra Prasad Yadav said out of the 40 Districts
in the State, 33 are Naxal-affected and a total of 160 civilians
and 77 Policemen were killed in 338 Maoist attacks during the
past four years.
While 49 civilians and eight Policemen
were killed in 63 Naxal attacks in 2006, 39 people and 23 Policemen
were killed in 73 attacks by the Naxals in 2007, the Minister
told the House. The Naxals killed 43 civilians and 21 Policemen
in 79 attacks during 2008 and in 2009 the insurgents killed 29
people and 25 Police personnel in 123 attacks.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
urged Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to stop communicating
with the Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) via the media.
CRPF patrol party escaped a landmine
explosion on a road near Rajhania in Jamui District. Sukar Yadav,
a passer-by, was critically injured in the blast.
Suspected cadres the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze a JCB machine and one tractor of a road construction
company at Dumraon in Buxar District.
Heavily-armed personnel of the
Revolutionary Communist Centre (RCC), a breakaway faction of the
CPI-Maoist, raided the office of a private road construction firm,
burnt a machine and kidnapped an engineer, Sudip Ghosh, from Banahi
village of Gaya District. The engineer was released in Sherghati
forest in the morning of March 15.
An official of the State Government
said that the number of people killed in Maoist violence in Bihar
declined in 2006-09 as compared to previous years.
Intensifying anti-Naxal operations,
Bihar Government raised cash rewards for those providing information
leading to arrests of CPI-Maoist leaders who have been evading
arrest for long.
The Bihar Government has agreed
to support Union Government's anti-Naxal offensive. Bihar DGP
Neelmani said the State was "very much in favour of supporting
Operation Greenhunt as and when the Centre decided to do so."
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered an explosion on the railway tracks between Kasta and
Paraiya stations in Gaya District during 48-hour bandh
(shutdown). This resulted into derailing of seven coaches and
engine of the 2445 up Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.
There was no casualty or serious injury.
Around 200 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist attacked a Government toll plaza at Mahapur in Gaya
District and shot dead a private security guard, identified as
Wakil Singh, and a truck driver identified as Krishna Kant. They
also looted 25 weapons including rifles, carbines and ammunition.
Six Policemen including five Special
Auxiliary Police (SAP) constables and Station House Officer (SHO)
Virendra Yadav, were injured when the Maoists exchanged fire with
the Police at a market in Belsand of Sitamarhi District. Superintendent
of Police (SP) Anwar Hussain said that 500 armed Maoists arrived
at Belsand Bazaar and asked shopkeepers to pull down shutters.
The Police rushed to the spot, and in the exchange of fire, six
Policemen were injured while the Maoists managed to escape.
Around 80 Maoists attacked Jamunia
village in Nawada District and injured two persons with gun shots.
The Maoists ransacked the LPG
godown of a Parliamentarian, Anwarul Haque, at Belsand in Sitamarhi
District and looted INR 172,000. Belsand Deputy Superintendent
of Police (DSP) Nawal Kishore Singh said the Maoists also fired
on the Police party and the Police returned 10 rounds of fire.
Police arrested one Suresh Ram and detained Mohd Ali Sher in this
A Police jeep was set ablaze by
the Maoists in Sheohar District.
Sahdeo Das, a leader of the TPC,
a Maoist splinter group, was arrested from Menka village under
Imamganj Police station of Gaya District. Earlier associated with
the erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre, he remained an active cadre
of the CPI-Maoist till 2006.
Over 50 armed Maoists destroyed
an under construction Police station building by triggering dynamite
blast at Bhelbi in Saran District. The Maoists also opened fire
indiscriminately and left behind a handbill demanding the State
Government to immediately halt 'Operation Green Hunt' and release
its top leaders lodged in jails. No casualty was reported in the
Badri Yadav, a suspected CPI-Maoist
cadre was arrested and six others were detained from Paraiya Police
station area in Gaya District for interrogation in connection
with blast leading to the derailment of Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi
Rajdhani Express near Gaya Railway station on March 22.
Over 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a newly constructed Police station building and a block
office with dynamites and later on burnt 12 trucks at Tilauthar
in Rohtas District. They also looted cash and mobiles from the
Police demolished a bunker of
Maoists and recovered 67 detonators, 300 rounds of ammunition
of self-loading rifles, timer devices and 700 uniforms of the
Maoists at Dhakpahari village in Gaya District.
A Maoist, who was injured during
an encounter with the Police at Charpokhari village, was arrested
in Jamui District. A rifle was recovered from the encounter-site.
Police destroyed eight bunkers
of the LWEs and seized about 50 kilograms explosives besides LWE
literature during anti-Naxal operation on Dhakpahari hill in Aurangabad
District. Two rifles, one pistol, 50 rounds of ammunition, equipment
and explosives for making detonators, 24 Police uniforms and some
cane bombs were recovered from the incident site.
ADG (headquarters) P. K. Thakur
said Police busted a Maoist camp at Dhakanchua forest in Gaya
District near the State's border with Jharkhand and seized 50
kilograms of explosives, one rifle, one pistol, 10 detonators,
250 bullets of SLRs, besides explosives and fuse wire.
Over 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up two school buildings at Duddha village in Kaimur District.
Director General of Police (DGP)
Neelmani informed that Bihar Government will raise the insurance
cover of Policemen and Home Guard personnel posted in 15 Maoist-affected
Districts from INR 1,200,000 now to INR 1,375,000. The Districts
identified are Patna, Nalanda, Gaya, Nawada, Jehanabad, Arwal,
Aurangabad, Rohtas, Kaimur, Bhagalpur, Sitamarhi, East and West
Champaran, Munger and Jamui.
13 cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
arrested and three cane bombs and several Police uniforms were
recovered during two separate raids in Jamui District.
The East Central Railway (ECR)
cancelled four trains, changed the routes of two trains and imposed
a speed restriction for Rajdhani Express trains, due to the CPI-Maoist
shutdown to protest the Operation Green Hunt.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
shot dead a doctor, Dinesh Prasad, at Nauhatta in Sasaram, the
headquarter town of Rohtas District.
Over 100 heavily armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist attacked a base camp of CRPF 47 Battalion and
its Special Armed Force (SAF) inside Lootwa forest in Gaya District.
No casualties were reported.
Around six heavily-armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist raided the office of Jagdamba Construction,
confined the labourers in a room and set ablaze a road construction
machine near Paharpura village in Aurangabad District.
A huge cache of explosives was
seized and a man, suspected to be a Naxalite, was arrested from
Dayalbigha village Rohtas District.
Around 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
abducted Sitaram Rai, headman of Usri village in Darbhanga District.
Cadres of the Rautia Communist
Centre (RCC), a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, set ablaze a road
construction machine hired by a sub-contractor's sub-contractor
under Tekari Police station in Gaya District shortly before midnight.
About 100 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist shot dead a person, identified as Badan Singh, and
his son Visambhar in Kenar-Khurd village under Chenari Police
Station in Rohtas District.
Eleven suspected Maoists, including
an 'area-commander', identified as Sheotahal Sahni, were arrested
in separate raids from Belsand area of Sitamarhi District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up
a school, a community hall and two health centres at Sarodag village
in Kaimur District.
Five suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested and a huge quantity of explosive was seized by the
Police from Fatehpurmore in Nawada District.
Suspected Maoists threatened to
kill a former army officer, Umesh Sharma and his family at Madhu
Chapra village in Muzaffarpur District village if he failed to
pay them INR 1.5 million.
The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
and hacked to death two persons at Rajaun village in Jamui District.
They were identified as panchayat samiti (block level local
self Government institution) member Arjun Paswan, and Rajaun village
chief of Poorest Areas Civil Society programme Vishnudeo Yadav.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze several trucks and machines of two road construction
companies in Vaishali and Aurangabad Districts. Two earth moving
machines, a tractor, truck and dumpers were set ablaze at Madarna
in Vaishali District while three trucks of a construction company
were burnt at Seema village in Aurangabad District.
Two Special Auxiliary Police commandos
were injured in an ambush on a Police patrol by the CPI-Maoist
cadres at Azad Bigha village in Gaya District.
A father-son duo, identified as
Rajiv Mahto and his son Pawan, suspected to be involved in supplying
arms to CPI-Maoist, were arrested and ten bombs and 275 grams
of heroin were recovered from them at Batauna in Madhubani District.
Over 50-60 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up with dynamite two buildings housing the additional health
sub-centre and the training centre for blanket and carpet industries
at Bangalwa in Munger District.
An arms supplier to the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Shrawan Das, was arrested from Madhaul village in
Muzaffarpur District. A Special Task Force (STF) team seized one
regular double barrel gun, one rifle, nine live cartridges and
one kilogram of explosive materials from his possession.
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze two buses near a village under Maker Police station
in Saran District. No casualty was reported in the incident.
The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged
railway tracks in Muzaffarpur District to enforce their 48-hour
north Bihar bandh (shutdown). Two sleepers were damaged
and at least 25 clippers removed between Kurahni and Turki stations
on Muzaffarpur- Hajipur section of the East Central Railway affecting
Chandan, an 'area commander' of
the CPI-Maoist was arrested from a place under Paroo Police station
in Muzaffarpur District. Maoist literature, 243 detonators and
fuse wire were seized from the place. The documents recovered
from him revealed that Maoists had a definite plan to blast the
house of BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy in Chhapra shortly.
The CPI-Maoist cadres caused derailment
of four bogies of Sealdah-Balia Express (3105) near Chaksikandar
on the Hajipur-Barauni section in Samastipur District.
Five suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested by the Police in Sitamarhi District.
The Ara civil court sentenced
three persons to death and 20 to life imprisonment for the infamous
1996 Bathani Tola carnage in Bihar in which 21 Dalits were slaughtered
by upper-caste landowners belonging to the Ranvir Sena (a private
militia of landlords).
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
two dumpers and as many rollers of a road construction company
near Sherghati in Gaya District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, Dwarika Prasad,
was arrested by the CRPF from Barachatti in Gaya District. 25
live cartridges, some explosive material and INR 10,000 in cash
were recovered from his possession.
An 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist
Rajgrihi Ram, was arrested by Police from Pithiao village in Rohtas
Around 50 armed Maoists set ablaze
five tractors at Jogiya village of Khairabind panchayat
(village level self governing body) under Muffassil Police station
in Aurangabad District.
Villagers repulsed the attacked
of the Maoists on a brick kiln at Jagdishpur village in Saran
More than 12 heavily armed Maoists
planted two can bombs weighing more than 5 kilograms each on the
railway tracks at level crossing between Guraru and Ismailpur
stations in Gaya. Subsequently, they assaulted Basu Deo Yadav,
the gangman present there, and also put up posters nearby. Undeterred
by the assault, the gangman alerted senior officials and the bombs
Around 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up the railway line with dynamites at Chintamani village
between Dighwara and Pipra stations in West Champaran District
causing derailment and burning of fourteen oil tankers of the
Over 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
laid a siege on Ramban village and killed five villagers in Sheohar
District. While Siya Ram Rai (55), Bhagwan Rai (50), Bhola Rai
(21) and Manohar Thakur (20) were shot dead, 25-year-old Visheshwar
Thakur's throat was slit. Another villager, Subodh Kumar Rao,
The Police arrested Bablu Kumar
Rai and Pintu Kumar for supplying arms to the Maoists and seized
40 quintals Ammonium Nitrate, packed in 80 sacks, and 300 detonators
from Amartalab hill area of Rohtas District.
About 60 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
cadres killed Mukesh Yadav (30) and his mother at Pachpan village
in Masaudhi region in Patna District.
Three Maoists, identified as Santosh,
Bhagirath and Ungar Ram, were arrested by the Police from Khurja
Toja village in Sheohar District.
Deputy Superintendent of Police
Ashish Chandra got injured after a suspected Left Wing Extremist
woman attacked him with chair at her house at Sobhana Chak area
in Munger District when Chandra had gone to the house to investigate
A Left Wing Extremist identified
as Tarzan Ravidas, was arrested from Sampatpur in Patna District.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist was
allegedly killed by his associates for working against the outfit
near Banvarsha village in Munger District.
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
killed during an encounter with the Police and CRPF at Baghail
forest under Bhim sanctuary in Munger District. The encounter
that lasted for seven hours took place after the Security Forces
(SFs) combed the area on receiving a tip-off that about 50 Maoists
were hiding there and had planned to sabotage Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar's proposed June 5 visit to Kaira in the District.
Sunil Thakur, alleged to have
supplied arms and ammunitions to the CPI-Maoist, surrendered at
Sanghwara Police station in Darbhanga District. One locally-made
pistol, two rifles and 22 rounds of ammunition were recovered
The Bihar Police arrested Rajendra
Paswan alias Paras, zonal commander of the CPI-Maoist from
Alpa village under the Konch Police Station in Gaya District.
Suspected Left Wing Extremists
(LWEs) set ablaze three dumpers of a road construction firm and
a motorcycle of an employee at Panchan Bazar in Gaya District.
LWEs also snatched eight mobile sets before leaving the spot.
Three top leaders of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested in the State capital Patna by Special Task Force
(STF) of Bihar Police. They were identified as Subodhji alias
Lambuji, Arjun Kumar and Sonu Kumar. They were top leaders of
the Bihar-Jharkhand 'Special Area Committee' of the CPI-Maoist.
Six mobile sets, four chargers, Maoist literature and INR 771,000
in cash were recovered from them.
Three suspected Left Wing Extremists
(LWEs) were arrested by the Security Forces near Pirma forest
in Banka District. They were identified as Jai Paswan, Ravi Paswan
and Kailash Murmu. Nearly 600 bullets were recovered from them.
Over 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
attacked Islampur railway station in Gaya District and abducted
the station master and two other railway employees.
About 200 armed CPI-Maoist cadres
opened fire at a Police Station in Rohtas District. The Special
Forces deployed in the area countered the gunfire.
The Maoists called a 48-hour bandh
(shut down) in Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and West
Acting on a specific intelligence
input, Security Forces neutralised a suspected Maoist hideout
in the Lohwar area of Gaya District and found a cache of bombs
and explosive material. The recoveries included nine can bombs
of five kilograms each, two bags containing 50 kilograms of ammonium
nitrate explosive, electric wires, 28 electronic detonators and
a country-made pistol.
Over 50 armed Maoists blew up
Khadi Gram branch of State Bank of India (SBI) with dynamite and
looted INR 92,000 from it in Jamui District.
Two Maoists were arrested and
explosives recovered after an encounter in the Bhalua forest area
of Gaya District. The seizure included nine can bombs.
The interrogation of a senior
Maoist leader, Shambhu, a member of the Maoist 'Central Military
Commission', arrested by the Security Forces in Bihar revealed
a link between them and insurgent groups in the Northeast. Shambhu
is believed to have been active in Bihar and Jharkhand.
The Government of Bihar has cleared
an INR 924 million Police modernisation plan for the current fiscal.
"The proposal is being sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
for its formal approval," State Director General of Police (DGP)
Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided the office of a private road construction firm and set
ablaze several machines at Dulhin Bazaar locality, under the Paliganj
subdivision in Patna District.
The chief of proscribed Naxal
(Left Wing Extremist) outfit Shastra Pratirodh Manch (SPM), Ajai
Ujjwal alias Chandal was arrested along with his three
associates from Sherghati area of Gaya District. DGP Neelmani
in Patna said the SPM members were engaged in collecting levy
from private companies engaged in road construction work.
Four suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
carrying 300 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, a chemical used in
manufacturing explosives, were arrested from Chakai in Jamui District.
The chemical was probably being taken to Charka Pathar in Jharkhand
for the Maoists, sources said. Of the four, Nageswar Das and Bideshi
Paswan were known Maoists while others could be their associates,
the sources said.
Police arrested Budhan Sada, a
prime accused in the 2009 Amausi massacre in which 16 people were
killed in Khagaria District, from Saura village. Sada was carrying
a reward of INR 50,000 on his head, they said.
Gupteshwar, sub-zonal commander
of the Revolutionary Communist Centre (RCC), a Left-Wing Extremist
group, was arrested and a locally made pistol and two live cartridges
were recovered from his possession.
Two cadres of the Maoist Communist
Centre (MCC), identified as Chenari Yadav and Kailash Yadav, were
arrested from Jogia village in Gaya District.
Police seized 200 kilograms of
ammonium nitrate, 120 detonators and five packets of gelatine,
besides four pistols and live cartridges in Munger District. Police
said it raided a house in Sakarpur village following a tip-off
and found the explosives, possibly stockpiled there for the CPI-Maoist.
The CPI-Maoist cadres on Munger-Jamui
Road stopped a jeep, abducted the driver and chopped off his head
for daring to defy their bandh call and carry a wedding
party. As reported earlier, the Maoists have called for a 48-hour-bandh
(shut down) in five States - Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa
Dukhit Ram, an accused in the
case of Jehanabad jail break by the Maoists in November 13, 2005,
was arrested from Arwal District, Police said. Acting on a tip-off,
Police raided a house at Baljory Bigha village and arrested Ram.
has become a regular feature in Bihar with as many as 19 bandhs
called by the Maoists in the State in 2010 alone. These exclude
the 48-hour bandh called by them from June 29-midnight
against "anti-people policies of the Central government".
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze a mobile telephone tower at Chiraiya in East Champaran
District. Around 50 Maoists raided Mirpur village, sprayed petrol
and burnt the generator room adjacent to the tower. The tower
was partially damaged.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested by Special Task Force of Bihar Police from Gaya
railway station. The arrested Maoists were identified as Vijay
Ram alias Varun, a self-styled 'zonal commander' of Rajgir
sub-zone, Alakhdeo Rajbansi alias Saddam, Vinod alias
Bablu kumar, self-styled 'area commanders' and Naresh Das, Magadh
zone member of the outfit.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist, Pradyuman
Sharma, known for his ruthless methods of fund-raising for the
organisation through extortion, was arrested from his native village
Rustampur under the Hulasganj Police station in Jehanabad District.
Sharma is believed to be a zonal rank functionary of the CPI-Maoist.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a former
colleague, identified as Umesh Mehta (20), a native of Burma village
under Kutumba Police station in Aurangabad District for extracting
money in the name of their organisation.
A group of 60 armed cadres of
the CPI-Maoist abducted 11 villagers from Loda village in Kaimur
District and also took away their licensed weapons.
Raghubir Tanti, secretary of the
north-central committee of the CPI-Maoist was arrested at Bakhatpur
in Begusarai District. Superintendent of Police Vinay Kumar said
Tanti was an arms and ammunition supplier to the Maoists and organised
the 'red army' gatherings in the District.
The Maoists released nine of the
11 villagers, whom they had abducted from Kaimur District.
The Maoists freed the remaining
two of the 11 villagers abducted by them from Kaimur District.
Describing Naxals (Left Wing Extremists)
as "a part of our society," Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
warned that "enforcement action alone" would not do. He said such
an approach would only lead to "wider alienation" of such elements
"making heroes out of the leaders of the extremist organisations
and leading to only symptomatic treatment, leaving the underlying
disease to reappear in a more virulent form." He pressed for an
integrated approach to deal with the problem.
The Mirzapur (District in Uttar
Pradesh) Police arrested a Naxal (left wing extremist), identified
as Dinesh Ram, a resident of Rohtas District, wanted in eight
criminal cases from Rohtas District of Bihar. The Police recovered
a .12 bore single barrel gun and cartridges from the possession
of the accused. According to Police, Dinesh is involved in the
Naxal attacks in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Bihar will get two Indian Air
Force (IAF) MI-17 helicopters exclusively for keeping a tab on
the activities of the CPI-Maoist in the State. A decision to the
effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary
G.K. Pillai in New Delhi. One chopper will be deployed in Gaya
and Rohtas Districts while the other one will be used in Jamui,
Munger and Lakhisarai Districts.
The DGP informed that the Centre
has included five more extremist-hit Districts of Bihar in the
list of Districts to be covered by Union Home Ministry's security-related
expenditure (SRE) scheme. The scheme earlier covered the State's
15 Districts, and the newly-included Districts are Lakhisarai,
Banka, Sheohar, Vaishali and Begusarai.
The DGP said a counter-insurgency
training centre has become functional at Bodh Gaya while two others
at Dehri and Dumraon are likely to start functioning from next
month. Hundred personnel of Bihar Military Police and another
100 of District armed Police would be trained at each of these
centres in each batch. They would be trained in fighting Maoists
by Army men, including Colonel-rank officials, Neelmani said.
A Patna Police team arrested Chandrashekhar
Azad alias Commander and two of his associates, identified
as Sudhir Kumar and Vijay Kumar Tanti, near Mahavir Temple in
Patna. Though the arrested persons denied selling arms and ammunition
to Naxalite (Left Wing Extremist) outfits, Police believes there
is possibility that they might have supplied arms to some Naxalite
Over 40 armed cadres of CPI-Maoist
raided Tendua village in Rohtas District and abducted four villagers
at gunpoint over a land dispute. They released one person later.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Noor Alam and Nake Mohammed, were arrested by a Special Task
Force of the Bihar Police in East Champaran District.
Two cadres of CPI-Maoist, identified
as Suresh Yadav and Ram Vilas Yadav, were arrested in a Police
raid at Ramkeriya village in Gaya District. Three country-made
carbines, a country-made rifle, two country-made pistols and five
bullets were also recovered from them.
Railway authorities cancelled
five train services and diverted the routes of six others as a
precautionary measure in view of the shut down called by the CPI-Maoist
in Bihar and four other States.
The State Government approved
creation of the post of Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP),
operation, in eight Naxal [Left Wing Extremist]-infested Districts.
They are Patna, Nalanda, Kaimur, Bhojpur, Jehanabad, Arwal, West
Champaran and Bagaha. Last year, the post of ASP was created in
eight other Districts.
The State Government allotted
INR 11.2 million to all the 38 Districts of the State as advance
money for all the Police Stations of the State for its self-sufficiency
and contingent expenditure. DGP Neelmani said, "All the 872 police
stations in the state, including around 300 which falls under
Naxal-belt, have been allotted money to meet their contigency
expenditure which includes among others, money needed for conducting
post-mortem, stationary purchase and other expenses".
Police arrested Krishna Sharma
and Prabhu Tiwari and seized 12,000 detonators from them with
a dumper truck at Rajapul under Sherghati Police Station in Naxal
[Left Wing Extremism]-affected Gaya District. Acting on a tip-off,
the Police raided a place where the dumper truck was parked said
Superintendent of Police Daljit Singh.
The CPI-Maoist cadres organized
a daylight kangaroo court on the Chatra District side of the Bihar-Jharkhand
border to try Lakhan Lal Verma, a Bihar assembly staff working
as Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary's aide. Verma was abducted by
the Maoists from a place under the Dumaria Police Station in the
District on August 12. The Police sources confirmed reports about
the holding of a 'jan adalat (people's court)' by the Maoists.
Students of Dumaria-based Magra
High School in Gaya District pulled down the black flag hoisted
by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the school premises, and re-hoisted
a Tricolour. The students including girls also raised anti-Maoist
slogans forcing the half-a-dozen Maoists to beat a hasty retreat.
According to reports, as soon as Magra High School officiating
principal Deena Nath Verma hoisted the Tricolour, a group of half-a-dozen
motorcycle-borne armed Maoists arrived at the school, pulled down
the Tricolour and hoisted a black flag in its place.
Some suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
shot dead an unidentified person in Munger District. The dead
body of the slain person was found near a Government office at
Haweli-Kharagpur which is considered a stronghold of Maoists,
a Police officer said.
Ashok Singh, a BJP MLA in Bihar,
received an extortion demand of INR 5 million from the CPI-Maoist.
The Maoists called Singh on his cell phone few days ago and demanded
the amount for the protection of his relatives who have been executing
a road project between Karza to Warsaliganj in Muzaffarpur District.
The INR 55 million road project was part of the National Hydro
Power Corporation (NHPC) power plant in the District.
Four top cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a 'zonal commander' identified as Satyendra Singh alias
Shekhar, were overpowered by villagers who later handed them over
to Police in the forest area of Nauhatta in Rohtas District. The
other Maoists were identified were Shiv, Mohan and Bishun Oraon.
One rifle, two guns, hand grenades, besides some live cartridges
was recovered from them, the Police said.
The Maoist (Bihar and Jharkhand)
spokesperson Samar Singh told over phone that they have banned
State Legislative Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Chowdhary from
entering his assembly constituency Imamganj of Gaya District.
The Maoists have also put the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U)
MP from Aurangabad, Sushil Kumar Singh, on their hit-list and
threatened to eliminate him. Samar Singh not only directed his
ire against political leaders, but also targeted the media persons
and accused them of hobnobbing with the administrative machinery.
A group of five armed cadres of
the CPI-Maoist abducted a villager from Gurari area in Gaya District
and killed him. The Police recovered the body from adjoining Guruwa
Police Station area.
Protesting over the arrest of
Musafir Sahni, the Maoists gave a call for Bihar bandh
(general shut down) on August 28. As reported earlier, Musafir
Sahni, was arrested by Vaishali Police in Kolkata on August 21.
ADG, (Headquarters) P. K. Thakur
claimed that several top cadres of the CPI-Maoist were either
killed or arrested during the 30 encounters the Police had with
Maoists and criminals in different parts of the State till July
2010. Thakur said that, in all, 174 Naxalites [Left Wing Extremists]
were arrested in 2010. Apart from bombs, explosives, arms and
ammunition, the Police also seized foreign currencies of Iran,
Japan, Bangladesh and Nepal in huge quantities from both Maoists
A Naxalite, Sanjiv Sharma, was
killed during encounter at Konch in Gaya District and his associate,
Shashibhushan Sharma, was later arrested by the Police. Other
Maoists who were killed in encounters were Jitendra Kumar in Nawada
and Phulen Singh and Uden Singh, both in Jamui District. Those
who were arrested include - Baiju Yadav, carrying an unspecified
amount of head money, was arrested in Belhar Police Station area
of Banka District; Subodh Singh alias Devendra Kumar Singh
was arrested in the Patrakarnagar area of Patna in January along
with over INR 18 lakh in cash, besides walkie-talkie, 11 detonators,
flashguns and mobile phone; 'area commander' of Jehanabad jail
break Ramesh Yadav was arrested after an encounter with the Police;
Musafir Sahni was arrested by Vaishali Police in Kolkata.
In 2008 and 2009, the Police engaged
Maoists and criminals in encounters on 46 and 40 occasions respectively.
Maoists set ablaze an earthmoving
machine of a road construction company at Sonho village in Chapra
District in the night. Around 400 Maoists attacked the office
of JKM constructions and without harming any of the staff members,
who were held as hostages, the Maoists set ablaze the vehicles
used for road construction.
At least six SF personnel were
killed and seven others injured in a gunfight with around 100
cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forests of Ghoghraghat Kanimoh
in Lakhisarai District. The Maoists also looted 30 rifles from
the SF personnel. Those killed include Kavaiyah outpost officer-in-charge
Bhulan Yadav. "More than 150 armed Maoists attacked search teams
of the Bihar police that were combing the area after intelligence
reports of Maoists' presence in the forest," a Police official
Manoj Singh, a Block Development
Officer, was abducted by armed Maoists from Ladhoura village in
Sheohar District. Singh had gone to the village in his official
vehicle to supervise preparation of Electors Photo Identity Card
cards, state Director General of Police Neelmani said in Patna.
SFs arrested Mantoo Kher, a Maoist
'sub-zonal commander' from Ramsarai village of Banka District.
A Chinese and two local-made pistols have been recovered from
The death toll of Security Forces
(SFs) in the August 29 fierce encounter between SFs and the CPI-Maoist
cadres in the forests of Kajra Hills of Lakhisarai District was
confirmed as seven. Four SF personnel were still missing.
SFs injured in the encounter with
Maoists blamed CRPF for the casualties. "The CRPF men did not
back us when the Maoists ambushed us," said the injured Policemen.
However, a CRPF officer said that In order to take the credit,
the State Police kept them in dark.
The Maoists freed Tariyani Block
Development Officer Manoj Kumar Singh two days after he was abducted
from Sheohar District where he had gone for an official visit,
according to the Police.
The CPI-Maoist reportedly demanded
the release of their eight cadres lodged in various jails of Bihar
by the evening failing which they would kill the four policemen
'abducted' during the Lakhisarai encounter on August 29 in which
seven Policemen were killed. The Maoists also want the State Government
to immediately remove Police deployment from Kodasi hills. One
Avinash, who claimed to be the Maoist spokesperson for Lakhisarai-Munger-Jamui,
called up local news channels over the last 24 hours and demanded
immediate release of their eight commanders, including Jaipaswan,
Vijay Chourasia, Prem Bhuiyan and Pramod Barnwal, by 4pm. Avinash
also confirmed the death of one of their 'commanders', Ratan Yadav,
in the encounter, and claimed to have taken away 35 Police weapons.
Avinash, also said, "Sunday's [August 29] action was a fitting
reply to the Operation Green Hunt launched by the Union Government
in neighbouring States." He warned of more such actions, if "Police
continue to hunt us''. Avinash said the CPI-Maoists have fixed
a deadline of 36 hours for the Government to stop the combing
operation in Lakhisarai. "We do not want to kill the hostages
but...,'' he said and also appealed to the hostages' family members
to exert pressure on the Government to concede their demands.
Bihar Police spokesperson Additional
Director General of Police (DGP) P. K. Thakur confirmed that four
Policemen - sub-inspectors Abhay Prasad Yadav and Rupesh Kumar
Sinha from Lakhisarai District Police, Civil Jamadar Lucas Tete
and Havildar Ehsan Ahmed from Bihar Military Police -10 - had
not yet returned from the Lakhisarai jungles to the base camp
after the operations. Thakur, however, said no senior Police officer
monitoring the combing operations have yet got any call from the
The Maoists identified eight of
their jailed comrades whom they want to be freed in exchange of
the four Policemen held hostage by them. While Arju Koda, Rattu
Koda, Prem Bhuiyan, Ramesh Tirkey alias Ajay Tirkey
and Ram Vilas Tanti alias Guru Tanti are lodged
in the Jamui jail, Jay Paswan alias Ashok Paswan is in
the Banka jail. Bijay Chaurasia is detained in the Gaya jail and
Pram Barnwal in the Bhagalpur jail. Police said Jay Paswan and
Ram Vilas Tanti were involved in big attacks on SFs. Jay, who
was in-charge of the Jamui region, had reportedly carried out
armed operations against the Police. On the other hand, Tanti
was wanted in at least a dozen cases.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar invited
Maoists for talks to end the four-day hostage crisis. "We are
ready for dialogue. Those who want to come to the negotiating
table are welcome. There will be no Police action against them.
They will be given safe passage," Nitish said.
The Police recovered the bullet-riddled
body of Policeman Lukas Tete, one of the four Policemen held hostage
by the CPI-Maoist cadres, on a road at Simratalli Korasi under
Chanan Police Station in Lakhisarai District in the early morning.
ADG (Headquarters) P.K. Thakur said Tete, who hailed from Simdega
District of Jharkhand, was shot in the chest in the night of September
2. A leaflet found near the site said he was killed as the Government
did not comply with the Maoists' demand for release of eight jailed
Maoist leaders. The Maoists also threatened to kill the other
captives if the Government failed to act soon. Earlier on September
2, Avinash, a self-proclaimed Maoist spokesperson, told the local
media that Maoists had killed Sub-Inspector Abhay Yadav and dumped
the body near the Abhaypur Police Station. But the Police could
not find Yadav's body.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar conducted
at least three "emergency review" meetings in the day and called
for an all-party meeting. Sources in the Police and the Government
said the meetings focussed on intensified action against the Maoists.
CRPF and Special Action Force (SAF) units were pressed into service,
and two helicopters, provided by the BSF and the MHA, were deployed
for intensive search operations in the forests of Dharhara, Kajra
and Bhimbandh in the Jamui-Munger-Lakhisarai belt.
Sources in Lakhisarai said 300
Maoists from Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District were said to be
present in the Dharhara range in Lakhisarai. They hinted that
Security Forces had surrounded the Maoists on three sides.
The Bihar Police arrested the
two senior Maoist leaders in an encounter in a combing operation
near the forests of Lakhisarai in the morning and claimed that
one of them is the mastermind behind the abduction of four Bihar
Policemen. The alleged mastermind was identified as Pramod. The
other leader's identity is yet to be established.
The MHA sent additional reinforcement
to Bihar to help State Police in ongoing operation to locate the
three Policemen who are still in Maoist custody.
During the intensified search
operation by SFs to locate the three Policemen being held hostage
by the CPI-Maoist, seven Maoist cadres were arrested in Munger
District. Those arrested have been identified as Suresh Marandi,
Rajendra Hembrom, Vinod Marandi, Tanik Lal Tutu, Shatrughan Koda,
Sanjay Kumar Ram and Kapil Koda, Deputy Superintendent of Police
A.K. Chandra said.
The three Policemen - Abhay Prasad
Yadav, Rupesh Kumar Sinha and Ehshan Khan, who were taken hostage
on August 29, were released by the CPI-Maoist in Lakhisarai District
in the morning 6.30 am [IST]. The Policemen were found in a Tata
Safari and reported to have reached the Lakhisarai Police Station.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist had planned
to replicate the 2005 Jehanabad jailbreak in Jamui District in
August to free their 51 cadres lodged in the jail, Police said.
Arrested Maoist Baro Koda, suspected of killing Civil Jamadar
Lucas Tete, revealed the Police during interrogation that Maoists
had decided to replicate Jehanabad jailbreak by raiding Jamui
jail to free their cadres. A Police Official said Baro Koda disclosed
that lack of sophisticated arms and ammunition like mortars, hand
grenades and rocket launchers delayed the plan by three days that
led to a surprise six-hour gunfight in Lakhisarai District August
29, in which seven Policemen were killed and 10 injured. Koda
told Police that about 150 heavily armed Maoists and hundreds
of men from the PLGA assembled in forest area in Lakhisarai and
were ready for the attack on Jamui jail.
Three Maoists were shifted to
Bhagalpur jail from the Motihari central jail following reports
that their escape might be orchestrated by their cadres. The three
Maoists are Musafir Sahni, secretary of Maoist's north Bihar zonal
committee, Jai Mangal Thakur and Ram Parvesh Baitha.
Two villagers were killed in a
gun battle between 150 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist and the
residents of Dugha and Bandha villages in the nearby forest area
in Kaimur District. "Village head Satyanarayan Singh and another
villager were killed in the encounter and the casualty on the
part of the Maoists was not immediately known," Superintendent
of Police P. K. Srivastava said. The expelled BSP MLA Ram Chandra
Singh Yadav claimed that 26 villagers were surrounded by the Maoists.
Police found the dead bodies of
Kundan Ravidas and Bahadur Yadav, both cadres of the CPI-Maoist
from Kharik village in Jamui District. The two Maoists were killed
by their colleagues. Ravidas is said to be a former 'area commander'
of the CPI-Maoist, while Yadav is believed to be a hardcore member
of the outfit.
Intelligence sources said that
Sanjeev Yadav alias Vijay, a top Maoist leader and regional
committee member having considerable influence in the Magadh region,
is trying to get a ticket for his wife, "preferably from Janata
Dal-United (JD-U) because of the bigger winning potential" from
Gurua (Gaya) assembly seat to contest in the forthcoming state
The Bhagalpur Police arrested
Amlesh Singh alias Amlesh Rana, an 'area commander' of
the CPI-Maoist of Bhimbandh area in Munger District, from a private
nursing home at Patal Babu road in Bhagalpur. Amlesh was later
handed over to the Lakhisarai Police as he was wanted there for
his alleged involvement in the Lakhisarai encounter on August
29. His wife Nilam Devi and Bikram Koda (14), a member of Bal
Dasta (children squad) of the CPI-Maoist, were also arrested
along with him.
Two more Maoist cadres, identified as Gopal Hembrom
and Rajesh Murmu, were arrested by the Lakhisarai Police, from
Kajra area in the District.
About 60 armed Maoists ‘attached’
the moveable property of four farmers for supporting Shanti Sena,
a private army formed by a former bandit king Ram Bachan Yadav,
allegedly to take on the Maoists at Dhansa village in Rohtas District.
DGP Neelmani said that a top cadre
of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bechan Das, one of the suspects
in the encounter with Police near Ramtalnagar village in Lakhisarai
District on August 29, was arrested.
SSP Amit Lodha said that the chief
of Revolutionary Communist Centre (RCC), a splinter group of CPI-Maoist,
Rajendra Mahto and his associate Vikas, were arrested from under
Amas Police Station area of Gaya District.
The Police on intelligence inputs
raided the Motihari Central jail in East Champaran District and
seized a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, five Mobile chargers,
several daggers and other sharp edged weapons. There was information
that the cadres of the CPI-Maoist were planning a jail break,
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Town) S. K. Saroj said. Security
of the jail premises had been augmented after receiving the information
as several hardened criminals and Maoists were lodged there. Altogether
28 Maoists were lodged here out of which 8 hard core ones were
shifted to Bhagalpur and other central jails due to security reasons
recently, Saroj said.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA
Mohammad Nehaluddin was abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres from
Laltenganj village in Aurangabad District and was released at
Ketki in neighbouring Gaya District after three hours. The MLA
was abducted while campaigning in the Madanpur block, along with
his four supporters. Bihar DGP Neelmani, who initially said the
Maoists abducted the MLA and his men and took them to the nearby
hills, later, told reporters that the Maoists detained the MLA
for a few hours. They also damaged windowpanes of three vehicles,
which were part of the RJD legislator's convoy.
Police arrested three cadres of
the UCPN-M, identified as Bali Ram Tharu, Jit Bahadur Chaudhary
and Kabindra Chaudhary of Prasauni-3 of Nawalparasi District were
arrested in Bihar, suspecting that they were supporting the CPI-Maoist.
Sources said that they were carrying leaflets of the CPI-Maoist.
Four persons, including two CPI-Maoist
cadres, were arrested from Lakhisarai District. The two Maoists
were identified as Nandu Thakur, a resident of Khudiban, and Gaurav
Raj, from Ghatwari village under Dharhara Police Station in Munger
District. The two other persons are suspected to be Maoists but
their identities are yet to be ascertained. They were putting
up a poster at a polling station at Khudiban village calling for
boycott of the coming assembly polls due on November 9, 2010.
CPI-Maoist posters calling for
boycott of the coming Bihar assembly polls scheduled to be held
from October 21 to November 20 were found pasted at several places
in Munger District.
Five Police personnel were killed
on the spot and another injured when the cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered a landmine blast at Jhitkahi Bridge under Shyampur Bhataha
Police Station in Sheohar District at around 8.45pm [IST]. The
victims include the SHO of Shyampur Bhataha Police Station, Praveen
Kumar Singh and four SAP troopers. The incident occurred only
36 hours prior to Sheohar going to the polls in the second round
of the Bihar Assembly Elections on October 24.
The dead body of one Govardhan
Yadav was found in Gobaria forest at Barachatti area in Gaya District.
Maoist cadres had abducted Govardhan Yadav from Chando village
along with Mohamed Kaiser from Jaigir village in the night of
October 21. Where-abouts of Kaiser is not known.
More than 60 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up the house of a sarpanch, Guddu Sharma, using dynamite
at Mahipalpur village under Maker Police Station in Saran District.
Saran SP A. K. Satyarthi said that there was no report of any
casualty, adding, "Only a portion of Sharma's house was blown
up." Later, a fierce gun battle broke out between the Maoists
and Police. According to reports, over 100 Maoists were present
at the location and engaged with the Police personnel.
Heavily-armed Maoists raided booth
No. 166 in Runnisyedpur Assembly constituency in Sitamarhi District
and set ablaze an electronic voting machine and other poll material,
SP Rakesh Kumar Rathi said. Three poll personnel were reportedly
went missing after the incident, but the SP ruled out their abduction
by the Maoists.
In Muzaffarpur District, vehicles
of State Minister and JD-U leader Dinesh Prasad Kushawaha and
BJP nominee Veena Devi were attacked by Maoists at two different
places in their constituencies, Minapur and Gayghat respectively.
While the minister escaped unhurt, his bodyguard suffered injuries
in the attack.
Defying Maoist boycott call, Bihar
recorded 52.55% voter turnout — about 9% more than 2009 Parliamentary
elections — in the second round of the Bihar assembly polls for
Mohammad Salim Hasan, an Assistant
Sub-Inspector, posted as a reader in the confidential section
of the Munger District SP M Sunil Naik’s residential office, was
arrested for leaking his superior's movements to the cadres of
the CPI-Maoist in Munger District. Salim was supplying information
about the actions and movements of the SP to Maoists for long,
Naik said. "Hasan also gave information about the then SP K C
Surendra Babu who was killed in a landmine blast by Maoists in
2005," Naik added.
Over 45 heavily-armed cadres of
the CPI-Maoist set ablaze three campaign vehicles at Badakihathiya
in Munger District. The Maoists stopped the vehicles belonging
to RJD, Congress and Janvadi Samajwadi Party in a forest area,
pulled the occupants out and assaulted them before setting ablaze
the vehicles. The vehicles were used for campaigning by party
candidates for Tarapur Assembly constituency in Bihar, which would
go to poll in the fourth phase on November 1.
The Maoists have issued new threat
with dire consequences to the people of Gaya District to boycott
the six-phase on-going Assembly polls in the State.
An IED exploded while it was being
defused near the Jordi school building under Madanpur Police Station
in Aurangabad District. One Police constable was injured in the
explosion. The bomb disposal squad had been called in after four
bombs were found planted in the school by cadres of the CPI-Maoist.
The other three bombs were defused.
Bihar recorded 54% voter turnout
in the third phase of the Bihar Assembly polls in 48 constituencies
spread over six Districts in the north-western part.
Police arrested six LWEs, including
Deep Singh alias Vikram, said to be the sub zonal ‘commander’
of RCC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist floated by the followers
of Sagar Chatterjee, from different parts of Gaya District. Chatterjee,
a Maoist leader, was killed in a Police encounter in Aurangabad
about a decade back. Gaya SSP Amit Lodha said Vikram was wanted
by Police in connection with nearly a dozen cases of extortion
and arson, including an attack on construction company Gammon
India. The other arrested LWEs were identified as Baua Panda,
Neeraj, Randhir Kumar, Krishna Paswan and Munna Mehto.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered
a blast near a bridge on the Chakai-Jamui main road in Betia forest
in Jamui District. However, none was injured in the incident.
Four containers, earlier suspected
to be bombs planted by the CPI-Maoist at a proposed polling station
in a school under Kutumba Assembly constituency in Aurangabad
District, had no explosives in them, Police said. "After a seven-hour-long
effort, the bomb disposal squad could open the containers recovered
from Ketaki High School in the wee hours. However, those were
filled with cow dung," Director General of Police Neelmani told
reporters at Patna.
Eighteen Maoists have been made
named accused along with another around two dozen unnamed Maoists
in the FIR lodged in connection with planting of a bomb at a middle
school at Madanpur in Aurangabad District on October 28. A Bihar
Military Police (BMP) trooper was injured while assisting in diffusing
the bomb. The Maoists had also placed three landmines on the road
leading to the village.
Over 30 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
attacked Baratand village in Banka District and fired several
rounds killing two villagers on the spot and injuring two others.
Cadres of the
CPI-Maoist killed abducted JD-U party worker Amrendra Prasad in
Barwadih village under Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District.
Heavily-armed Maoists had abducted Amrendra Prasad along with
Uday Prasad, the Dumaria Block JD-U president, during an election
campaign in the night of November 5. Earlier, the Maoists had
freed Uday Prasad on November 6.
of a goods train got derailed when a group of over 50 Maoists
triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the railway track near Kurhani
railway station in Hajipur-Muzaffarpur section of East-Central
Railway in Muzaffarpur District.
The Maoists attacked a Central
forces camp in Magra village, which falls under Dumaria police
station of the District. The encounter began on late night of
November 7 and continued for several hours. Police sources said
that while there was heavy retaliation from both sides, there
were no reports of any casualties.
Two personnel from a bomb disposal
squad, identified as Vijay Kumar and Jai Chand Prasad were killed
while defusing a powerful can bomb planted by the cadres of the
CPI-Maoist on the premises of Banke bazaar block in Gaya District.
Two SAP personnel and two members of a local television news channel
were also injured in the incident.
A 15 kilogram cane bomb was recovered
from Deochand Dih village in the Dumaria Police Station area in
the District. DGP Neelmani said acting on an intelligence input,
CRPF personnel raided a place and recovered the cane bomb kept
by suspected Maoists in a garbage pile-up.
The Maoists set ablaze four trucks
in the early hours of the day in the District.
The Maoists blew up two mobile
towers at Madanpur and Rafiganj in Aurangabad District.
Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist
cadres surrounded a bus, pulled out the driver and helper from
the bus and set it ablaze at Nagma village in Gaya District.
Over 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres
attacked and set ablaze a makeshift party office of RJD under
Tekari Assembly constituency at Mathurapur under Guraru Police
Station in Gaya District. No casualty was reported. Some Maoist
leaflets asking the people to stay away from voting on that day
were also found from the incident site. Tekari will go to polls
on November 20, the sixth and final phase of Assembly Elections
in the State.
Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested
Umesh alias Radheshyam Yadav and Laldas Mochi alias
Mukesh, both cadres of the CPI-Maoist during a raid in Chandpur
Bela locality from their hideout in Patna District. Acting on
the revelations made by the arrested Maoists, the Police team
carried out a fresh raid and seized INR 165, 000, six cell phones,
three carbines, five remote control triggers, 5,420 cartridges
of different makes including those of AK-47, 25,000 detonators,
38 INSAS magazines, four magazines of .303 make, one SLR magazine,
200 flash lights for landmines, two bundles of fuse wire, nine
carbine magazines, Police clothes and four walkie-talkies, 11
timer circuit devices, 11 landmine batteries, one pipe-fitting
landmine, 50 springs, one pressure device, one tonne explosive
powder, 500 rifle ceilings, 20 revolver holsters, 10 timer devices,
10 boxes of Maoist literature and two fake driving licenses, among
other things. Senior Superintendent of Police Bachchu Singh Meena
said the arrested Maoists were wanted in connection with the Jehanabad
jailbreak in 2005, Mauri (Paliganj) massacre and other Maoist
Suspected cadres of the Maoists
set ablaze the campaign vehicle of Anil Kumar, a Janata Dal-United
candidate from Tekari Assembly seat, in Laxman Bigha village under
Konch Police Station area in Gaya District.
About ten Maoists intercepted
Rajendra Singh, an independent candidate from Guruwa Assembly
seat, in a location between Vishunpur and Dhanauti village in
the District and poured kerosene before setting ablaze his campaign
vehicle, SSP Amit Lodha said. However, the Maoists left six supporters
of Singh unharmed by allowing them to get out of the vehicle before
setting it ablaze, Lodha said. Tekari and Guruwa are two of the
26 seats that will go to polls on November 20 in the sixth and
final phase of Bihar Assembly Elections. Police recovered leaflets
and posters from the incident site asking people to boycott the
BSF personnel escaped a landmine
blast that was triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres, at Saliya village
in Gaya District. The landmine exploded barely a couple of minutes
before the BSF personnel passed over it. The driver of the BSF
vehicle had stopped the vehicle before the blast suspecting the
presence of the landmine, Police said. Saliya village is in Imamganj
Assembly constituency, which goes to the polls in the sixth and
final phase in Bihar on November 20.
One person, suspected to be a
CPI-Maoist cadre, was killed as Maoists blasted a culvert at Boulia
under Nauhatta police station in Rohtas District of Bihar. Over
75 CPI-Maoist cadres gathered at the spot and triggered a landmine
blast in which the culvert was blown up. The blast site is under
Chenari assembly constituency going to polls in the sixth and
final phase of assembly election on November 20.
Four top cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Dharo, resident of Lakhisarai, Sunna and Sunial
alias Sanjay, residents of Munger and Anil Yadav, a resident
of Jamui were arrested by the Police in Gobra hills in Munger
District. The arrested Maoists were reportedly involved in the
August 29 operation in Kajra forest in Lakhisarai District and
also involved in Sangrampur block blast, setting ablaze of election
campaign vehicle in Kharagpur recently besides several others
A fast track court, sentenced
a Maoist leader, identified as Arvind Kumar Yadav alias
Raju Da Yadav to 10 years imprisonment and also slapped a fine
of INR 50, 000 for looting four rifles and ten cartridges from
Policemen Turki More in Banka District on November 23, 2007. The
looted arms were later recovered from Chirauta village under Belhar
Police Station area, according to the prosecution.
Police arrested two cadres of
the CPI-Maoist, identified as Sudarshan Yadav alias Fidayak,
resident of Roshanganj block and Parshuram, during a Police raid
in Gaya District. Sudarshan belonged to the Maoist group headed
by Sheetal Yadav. Police recovered a country made sten gun from
Six Maoist cadres, who are yet
to be identified, were arrested from Nauhatta-Yadunathpur Road
in Sasaram in Rohtas District. Some landmine-making equipment,
two pistols and as many motorcycles were seized from them.
A BMP constable and a home guard
were killed and nine others, including three journalists of private
TV channels, injured when a landmine went off while it was being
defused near Londa village in Imamganj Assembly constituency in
Security Forces recovered some
fake bombs planted at three booths in Kasma Police Station area
in Aurangabad District and at Ghatera booth under Guraru Police
Station in Gaya District, Director General of Police, Neelmani
Eight persons, including five
children, were killed and 11 others injured when a bomb planted
by cadres of the CPI-Maoist exploded in Pachokhar village in Aurangabad
District. The bomb planted by the Maoists during the sixth and
final phase of assembly elections was found on November 20 by
a Police team, which left it in a field for follow up action in
the absence of a bomb disposal squad. However, when the villagers
went to the field in the morning, the bomb suddenly exploded.
Four armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
shot dead two employees of Narayanpur princely estate, identified
as Ranjit Sah and Arun Sah, in East Champaran District. The Maoists
left a note at the site taking responsibility for the murder,
Superintendent of Police Paras Nath said.
Over 50 armed Maoists raided the
construction site of a proposed plant and set ablaze several equipment
including four dumpers, three hydra cranes and mixer machine at
Nabinagar in Aurangabad District. Superintendent of Police Vivek
Raj Singh said the railway and NTPC are jointly setting up the
proposed 2000 MW power plant at Surar village in Nabinagar. A
combing operation has been launched to track down the Maoists,
Two top cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Tetaria village in Aurangabad District. The
Maoists, who are yet to be identified, were involved in a blast
at Pachokhar in the District on November 21 in which eight persons,
mostly children, were killed, the Police said.
10 CPI-Maoist cadres and two villagers
were killed in a fierce exchange of fire between a group of criminals
and Maoists near the confluence of river Ganga-Gandak in Hiranman
diara (riverine) area in Munger District, Superintendent of Police
(SP) M Sunil Naik said on December 1. Four bodies - one of Murari
Bind, a villager, and his nephew, besides two of the Maoists -
were recovered so far, the SP said. He said the bodies of the
Maoists who were killed during the fire were later cut into pieces
and dumped in river Gandak by the criminals, he said, adding divers
were engaged to trace rest of the bodies. According to intelligence
inputs, the locals were fed up with the "rude and violent" behaviour
of the Maoists in the area, Naik said. Unconfirmed reports put
the death toll in the clash at around 25. Earlier it was reported
that three Maoists were killed in the incident.
More than 50 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist attacked the office of a private road construction
firm and set ablaze construction equipments, a mixer machine and
a water tanker at Salempur Lodi Road under the Pali Police Station
in Jehanabad District. The Maoists left behind leaflets, threatening
the contractor with a fresh attack if extortion money was not
paid, Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar said.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blasted
three feet of railway track using dynamite near Tilrath railway
station in Begusarai District. The Rail traffic was disrupted
in the Barauni-Katihar section of the East Central Railway (ECR)
for over six hours, ECR's Chief Public Relation Officer Dilip
Kumar told PTI. After the blast, they gave a leaflet to
the gang man Ram Naresh Yadav posted at railway crossing no 53
claiming responsibility, Kumar said.
The Maoists triggered a bomb blast
on a railway line near Kursela station in Khagaria District. Fortunately,
the explosion did not damage the lines, Kumar said. Leaflets left
behind by the Maoists claimed that the blasts were in retaliation
for the death of ten colleagues in a gun battle with criminals
near the confluence of river Ganga-Gandak in Hiranman diara area
in Munger District on November 29-30.
Four Maoist cadres, including
a woman, were arrested in a search operation in the Belhar forest
area of Banka District conducted jointly by State Police and CRPF.
One of the arrested Maoists, Taro Mandal alias Tarkeshwar
Mandal, is an 'area commander' was wanted in over two- dozen cases
of violence in various Districts of Bihar. He was reportedly involved
in former Munger Superintendent of Police (SP) KC Surendra Babu's
killing (January 2005), Jhajha railway station attack, attack
on Akbarnagar Police camp, blast in several Government buildings
and nearly 35 incidents of Maoist violence, Police said. "A notorious
Maoist Taro Mandal alias Tarkeshwar Mandal alias Shankar
Rai, a resident of Chilki Khand village in Charka Pathar District
has been arrested. Along with him Ranjeet Rai alias Suresh
Rai from Kharagpur District has been arrested. Taro Mandal has
been a wanted in more than two dozen cases," Banka SP, Shyam Kumar
said. Two firearms, 45 live cartridges of bullets, cash a motorcycle
and pamphlets related to Maoist activities were seized from them,
Police said. However, no information was available about the other
Two top cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Munil Kumar Rai and Sunil Kumar Patel, were arrested
during a raid conducted by the Police at a hideout in Badhichak
Baghakol village in Saran District. The arrested Maoists have
confessed their involvement in the landmine blast of a vehicle
of a block pramukh (block chief) Guddu Sharma in which
two persons were killed recently, Superintendent of Police AK
Around 20-25 armed cadres of TPC,
a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, set ablaze a bus near Mathurapur
under Mali Police Station in Aurangabad District. The Maoists
asked the passengers to get down the bus before setting it ablaze.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist wanted
in connection with setting ablaze a helicopter, used by the then
BJP national president Venkaiah Naidu for campaigning in November
2005 Bihar Assembly polls, were arrested from the Barachatti Police
Station area of Gaya District. They were identified as Paras Yadav,
Dashrath Yadav, Bhola Yadav, Mahesh Yadav, Kedar Yadav and Kailash
Yadav. A computer, a printer, a CPU and Maoist literature were
seized from them.
Bihar Police searched a vehicle
and arrested four cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Dharamvir
Mahta alias Badalji, Bigan Mochi, Mahesh Kumar and Nirbhay
Kumar near Mangila area of Patna District. At least 30 kilograms
of ammonium nitrate, 24 detonators, one bomb and a few kilograms
of other explosive material was seized from them.
A top cadre of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Munna Pandey, a close associate of the Maoist ‘commander’
Punit Sharma, was arrested by Police from Mokar village in Jehanabad
District. One pistol, a rifle, a country-made rifle and 14 live
cartridges were seized from him, Deputy Superintendent of Police
Ramnihora Thakur said.
The Bihar Government will recruit 50,000 Police
Officers in the next five years, an official said. As many as
5,000 Sub-Inspectors and 45,000 Constables will be appointed.
The State Government will appoint 9,000 Constables and 1,000 Sub-Inspectors
annually for the next five years.
Acting on a tip off, Bihar STF personnel raided
a house and seized 22 bags containing 50 kilograms of explosive
each from Kishanpur village under Amba Police Station in Aurangabad
District and arrested two persons in this connection. Two persons,
including the house owner, were arrested from the village, DGP
Neelmani said. The house owner was identified as Upendra Singh
while the other arrestee was yet to be identified.
In another raid the STF men found 28 bags, containing
altogether 1400 kilograms of explosives and arrested two persons
at Sarai village under Nagar Police Station, Neelmani added.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres, Shivam, Sudhir, Vikas
and Khuglesh, were arrested from Pirmukam village in Katihar District
of Bihar. Some Maoist literature, banners and posters were also
recovered from the possession of the arrested cadres. The four
were wanted in connection with a blast.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a village
guard at Tilokhar village in Rohtas District. The village guard
was abducted by a group of about 10 Maoists from neighbouring
Panduka village in the night of December 16, DIG (Sahabad range)
S. K. Khopade said. A dispute over a piece of land was believed
to be the reason behind the incident, the Police added.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including a self-styled ‘zonal commander’, identified as Chandradeo
Paswan alias Roshan were arrested by the Police from Orwa
village under Barachatti Police Station in Gaya District. Confirming
the arrests, Sherghati SDPO Mahindra Prasad said one of the arrestees,
identified as Satya Dev Yadav is said to be an expert in the art
of laying landmines and three more persons, yet to be identified
have been detained for their suspected involvement in Maoist activities
in the District. The Maoists were wanted in connection with several
criminal offences, Police said. One cylinder bomb and Maoist literature
was also recovered from the possession of the arrested Maoists,
the SDPO said.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
a farmer at Itwa village in Aurangabad District. Over 10 cadres
caught hold of Ramaslok Sharma when he was working in a field
and shot him dead, Police said.
The Bihar Police HQ has drawn
up a comprehensive strategy to strengthen its hitherto depleted
Police force in the next five years. The focus of the Bihar State
Police HQ is to augment Police personnel in Police Stations in
CPI-Maoist-affected Districts along the 735-kilometres long Indo-Nepal
border and river Police Stations.
A self-styled CPI-Maoist commander
was arrested from Aurangabad District. Acting on a tip-off, Police
arrested Janeswar Yadav wanted in several cases while he was standing
near a shop, SP Vivek Raj Singh said. One pistol and half-a-dozen
cartridges were seized from Janeswar, the SP said.
The Bihar Police are planning
to introduce pre-fabricated underground bunkers in the State to
intensify its counter-offensive against the CPI-Maoist. "The Jharkhand
Police is also planning such bunkers. We will introduce bullet-proof
bunkers to counter the Maoists as well as to protect our own Policemen,"
Bihar DGP Neelmani said. The DGP added that apart from having
the adequate number of STF, SAP, home guards and other troopers
positioned in the Maoist-affected regions, these bullet-proof
underground bunkers will be pre-fabricated huts which can be piled
onto trucks and moved as and when the need arises. Bihar, incidentally,
has 16 Maoist-affected Districts including Patna. The other Maoist-hit
Districts are Nalanda, Nawada, Gaya, Jehanabad, Arwal, Aurangabad,
Rohtas, Kaimur, Bhojpur, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, West Champaran,
Munger, Jamui and Bhagalpur.
The Bihar Government plans to
set up 410 model schools and upgrade 750 primary schools to secondary
level. According to the State Human Resources Department (HRD),
this would be done under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan
(RMSA) launched 2009 for which the Centre would allocate around
INR 20 billion to Bihar. HRD Principal Secretary Anjani Kumar
Singh said the Centre would provide about INR 13 billion for opening
410 model secondary schools, each costing INR 30.7 million. Singh
said INR three million each would be spent on upgrading primary
schools to secondary schools. For this, the State would need a
minimum of 8,100 teachers, which would cost another INR one billion
On getting information that cadres
of the CPI-Maoist have planned to attack the divisional jail,
the State Police raided several places and arrested six Maoists
from Rampur area in Gaya District.
Altogether 51 senior cadres of the Communist Party
of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) have been arrested by Bihar Police
up to November 2010, according to official sources. These included
seven 'zonal commanders', 10 'sub-zonal commanders' and 13 'area
commanders'. The Police also seized 17,995 kilograms of explosive,
1.96 lakh detonators, 83 landmines and several bombs besides INR.3.525
million in cash during operations against the Maoists, officials
sources added. Security men also recovered 130 weapons, 12 of
them looted from Policemen, and over 8,200 different kinds of
ammunition from the cadres. Altogether 166 Maoist-related incidents
occurred in Bihar up to November, 2010 and the Police were engaged
in encounters with Maoists at 21 places. Eight Maoist bunkers
were also neutralised. A total of 14 Maoists surrendered before
the Security personnel during the encounter. Maoists have also
blasted 15 government buildings including Police posts, community
centres, schools and block offices in 2010, the sources added.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead one, Ram Karan Mahto,
at Maida Babhangama village under Birpur Police Station in Begusarai
District. The CPI-Maoist called Mahto outside his house and as
soon as he got out, they opened fire killing him on the spot.