Seven persons were
arrested for having alleged links with the CPI-Maoist and planning
to abduct a Government official in Keonjhar.
A top Maoist, identified
as K.Trimurty alias Singanna, surrendered in Malkangiri
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a gram panchayat (village level self-Government
institution) office building and a go down in Malkangiri District
during a bandh (general shut down) called by the outfit
against alleged Police excesses.
The Border Security
Force (BSF) is likely to set up a battalion headquarters in Orissa.
The State Government
had demanded deployment of seven battalions of para-military forces
in the State in view of the recent spurt in the attacks by the
CPI-Maoist in the Districts adjoining Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
Besides, it had also demanded a special grant of INR 1,000 crore.
A number of villagers
are compelled to migrate to different places for safety following
threats from CPI-Maoist cadres in Sundergarh District.
A woman CPI-Maoist
recently surrendered to the Police in the Rayagada District to
escape a forced marriage with a fellow extremist.
programme like the rural connectivity is not making headway in
the hinterland due to direct opposition from the Maoists, rural
electrification programme is not facing any problem from the Maoists.
With officials reluctant
to work in Maoist-hit backward Districts of Orissa, the State
Government said it was formulating a policy to provide financial
and other incentives to non-Police employees too.
Police recovered detonators, live ammunition, utensils and a sewing
machine from Pindki forest under Riamal Police Station.
cadres killed two local traders in the Katulpeta village under
bandhugaon Police Station area of Koraput District.
The Orissa Police
claimed to have arrested Saswati Das, wife of CPI-Maoist ‘State
Committee Secretary’ Sabyasachi Panda on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
One Ladi Dharma Rao
was arrested from Paralakhemundi in the Gajapati District by a
police Team from Rayagada District on the charges that he was
supplying explosive materials to the CPI-Maoist.
Two area committee
members of the Srikakulam-Koraput division of the CPI-Maoist,
including a woman cadre, surrendered in Rayagada District.
Following the January
15 arrest of Saswati Das alias Mili Panda, wife of Sabyasachi
Panda, state ‘secretary’ of the CPI-Maoist, the extremists resorted
to literature campaign to defuse panic among the armed cadres.
A group of armed
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a paddy trader Rama Gouda in the Malkangiri
District for not acceding to their demands.
The Maoists ransacked
and set ablaze a house and looted the grocery shop of a businessman
at Janbai under Chitrakonda Police Station of the same district.
He was reportedly killed for failing to pay the 'levy' demanded
by the Maoists.
exploded a mobile communication tower and its control room at
Kaliatola village under Baipariguda Police Station limits in Koraput
A group of Maoists
assaulted a liquor trader and ransacked his liquor outlet at Biribeda
village. Maoists had earlier threatened liquor traders to stop
sale of liquor in the area.
A group of 50 cadres
of the CPI-Maoist along with around 100 supporters damaged one
mobile communication tower each of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(BSNL) and Airtel at Kudumulguma village in Malkangiri District.
The Maoists also destroyed a licensed India Made Foreign Liquor
Shop (IMFL) shop in the same village.
Cadres and supporters
of the CPI-Maoist blocked the road near Gadargudi village in Chandrapur
block in Rayagada District by felling trees in the night of January
21. The road blockade was removed on January 22.
CPI Maoist cadres
ransacked the tehsil (revenue division) office and set ablaze
records at Machkund area in the same District.
The Union Government
has promised the State five more battalions of Central Paramilitary
Forces and two helicopters for anti-Maoist operations.
Four civilians, including
two women, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist
in the Narayanpatna block in Koraput District. Nine personnel
of the Special Operations Group and two civilians were also injured
in the landmine blast.
The Maoists abducted
three persons, including a local Communist Party of India-Marxist
(CPI-Marxist) leader and Zilla Parishad (District Council) member
Anand Masihari in Sundergarh District.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered a landmine blast at a culvert between Baunsaput and
Katharagada villages on the Narayanpatna-bandhugaon road
in Koraput District targeting the Security Force (SF) personnel.
Two personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) received
minor injuries in the incident.
Abducted Anand Masi
Horo (35), Sundargarh zilla parishad (District level local self
Government institution) member belonging to CPI-Marxist from Koira
B constituency, remained untraced. The report adds that two other
local Left party members abducted along with Horo returned safe
from the captivity of the Maoists.
Maoists have warned
of 'death sentence' to the teachers who would dare to go to the
schools on Republic Day (January 26) in Raikia block of Kandhamal
Over 20 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze four vehicles and ransacked the office
of a private construction company at Remal in Daitary Police Station
of Keonjhar District on.
As part of the ‘economic
blockade,’ over 60 extremists laid siege to the iron ore mines
of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) at Kalta under Koira
Police limits for two hours.
Chief Minister (CM)
Naveen Patnaik received an e-mail threat by one Babuli Behera.
Behera had threatened to kill the CM if he did not release Subhasree
Das, wife of Maoist leader, who is under Police custody.
Barely hours after
the release of CPI-Marxist leader Anand Masi Horo, the Maoists
abducted Kalta mines leader Thomas Munda (38) of Centre of Indian
Trade Unions (CITU). As reported earlier, Horo was abducted by
the Maoists on January 24.
Gananath Patra, advisor
of the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) active in Koraput District,
was arrested by Police from Vivekananda Marg in State capital
Senior Police officials
have interrogated senior CPI-Maoist intellectual and advisor of
Koraput based CMAS, Gananath Patra.
The dead body of
the CITU leader Thomas Munda, who was abducted on January 25 by
the CPI-Maoist cadres during a raid at SAIL-owned Kalta mines
in Sundergarh District, was found in the Renjeda forest in the
Johan Munda, a contract
worker from Banke village in Sundergarh District was killed by
the CPI-Maoist cadres. He was abducted by the Maoists when he
was on his way to a church January 29.
Ramesh Mambalika, a top Maoist, an explosive expert and a master
in making landmines, was arrested from his native village at Tubuni
in the Gudari Police Station area of Rayagada District. Five landmines
and an equal number of guns, ammunition including gelatins and
15 kilograms of splinters used in the making of landmines were
Pratap Behera, 32,
who had sent an e-mail to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on
January 25, threatening to kill him, was arrested from Astaranga
area of Puri District.
Task Force has decided to seal the Orissa boarder so that the
Maoists hiding in the State forests cannot escape, Economic Times
reported on February 2. The decision is also to stop Maoists from
other States to enter Orissa. Some five battalions of Central
Para-military Forces have been sent to the State for the purpose.
CM Naveen Patnaik
said, "It is not possible to have discussion with them (Maoists)
till they give up the path of violence."
The CPI-Maoist cadres
killed one person, Sukura Oram, branding him as a Police informer
in Sundargarh District. His dead body was found with the throat
The 72-hour strike
called by the CPI-Maoists in protest against proposed 'Operation
Green Hunt' evoked little response in Orissa. There was no impact
of the strike in any of the Maoist hit Districts, including Malkangiri,
Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam, Police said.
Police arrested two
youths near Majhi Ghariyani temple in Rayagada on charges of threatening
a weigh-bridge owner in the guise of Maoists. One of the arrestee
was identified as Duryodhan Janta, a former sarpanch (village
head) of Jhimidipeta under Seshkal Police Station area.
The Police in Rayagada
District arrested two Maoist supporters. Police said though they
were not in the outfit's armed squad, but were active sympathizers
and had been providing logistic support to the Maoists.
cadres blew up a portion of railway tracks between Bisra and Bhalulata
railway stations at around 2 am causing derailment of a goods
train and disrupting train services on the Howrah-Mumbai route.
'division' of the CPI-Maoist accused the State Government of arresting
Gananath Patra, an advisor of Maoist-frontal outfit Chasi Muliya
Adivasi Sangha to suppress land movement by tribals in Koraput
District and demanded his early release in a letter to some media
persons. Patra was arrested in Bhubaneswar on January 27 for his
involvement in six cases in Koraput.
Two cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were arrested in Sundergarh District. One of the arrestees
was identified as Marshal Munda, allegedly involved in the killing
of a trade union leader, Thomas Munda, in the Sundergarh District
two weeks ago.
The decision to reduce
load shedding and start electrification work in rural areas, where
contractors are reluctant to do so for fear of Maoists, was taken
at a high-level meeting in Bhubaneswar presided over by Chief
Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Two CPI-Maoist area
committee members of Harichandanpur squad of Kalinga Nagar division
surrendered before Keonjhar Superintendent of Police Ashis Singh.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres
were arrested by Sambalpur District.
Three criminals suspected
to have Maoist link were arrested by Rourkela Police from a lodge
located near the railway station.
The State Government
has decided to submit a proposal for INR 50 crore to the Centre
under the Police modernisation programme for 2010- 11.
Three Maoists, including
a woman, involved in several attacks on Security Force personnel
were arrested in Gajapati District.
Two Maoists were
arrested in Mayurbhanj District during a search operation.
A Maoist cadre, Sabita
Munda (24), surrendered before Police in Keonjhar District on
February 11, alleged sexual exploitation by her Maoist seniors.
About 20 cadres of
the CPI-Maoist, including three women, set the battery house and
the rest shed of a mobile telephone tower ablaze at Padarguda
near Ramgiri in Boipariguda block (administrative division) of
In a bid to prevent
the tribal youth from getting lured by the Maoists, the Indian
Army launched a recruitment drive in Orissa.
A top cadre of the
CPI-Maoist, identified as Babula Behera Dalai (29), was arrested
from Adaba area of Gajapati District during a combing operation.
Babula was a member of Bansadara Dalam (squad) of the Maoists
which is active in Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal Districts.
threatening some Police officials to leave Police force or to
depart from the area, were found in Kashipur area of Rayagada
Jayadev Barik (26),
a village guard, was hacked to death by CPI-Maoist cadres in a
forest near Salim village in Malkangiri District. He was missing
since February 16. The Maoists had earlier issued warning to home
guards, village guards and also Special Police Officers (SPOs)
in the District asking them to quit their jobs.
body of a driver of Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), suspected
to have been killed by Maoists, was found near Kolapulia in Sundargarh
District. However, the OMC vehicle remained untraced.
Three suspected CPI-Maoist
cadres were arrested from Rasol village in Keonjhar District.
They were identified as Rengal Munda, Daitari Munda and Jhula
Two women Maoists
surrendered before the Police in Keonjhar District. They were
identified as Malini Hosa alias Muni (20) and 17-year-old
Bela Munda alias Lili. Alleging the Maoists no more operate
on any ideology, the women cadres said they were physically abused
in the organisation.
Mamina Munda (18)
of Jambahali village and Mataram Munda (20) of Rebana, a Maoist
couple, involved in many incidents of violence in Daitary area
surrendered in Keonjhar District.
Jayob Majhi alias
Bulu, a CPI-Maoist cadre, surrendered before Police at Paralakhemundi
in Gajapati District. He hailed from Raiganda village under Adaba
Police station in Rayagada District and was part of the Bansadhara
division of the CPI-Maoist which is active in Gajapati, Rayagada,
Kandhamal and Ganjam Districts of south Orissa.
A salesman of a licensed
country liquor shop, Anuj Gupta, was shot dead by a group of five
suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Balishankar in Sundargarh
District. The suspected Maoists left behind a poster claiming
themselves to be members of 'Mazdoor Trishul Manch', a newly formed
group of Maoists in the District.
A Maoist, identified
as Deba Padiami (32), was arrested from the forest near Chitrangapalli
in Malkangiri District during a joint combing operation, conducted
by Special Operation Group (SOG) and the District Police. Padiami
is a leader of Padia Naxal Dalam (squad) operating in his
native Durmaguda village in the District.
Armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist caused extensive damage to a panchayat (village
level local self-government institution) office in Andrahal village
under Khairput block of Malkangiri District.
Two cadres of the
Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), identified as Salim
Barla and Jablin Munda, were arrested from Sundargarh District.
Two landmines were recovered from them. Meanwhile, a Maoist ‘area
commander’, identified as Suresh Sundhi, surrendered before Police
in Keonjhar District.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
shot dead a trader, identified as Mandia Sahu Loknath (45), outside
his residence at Nimlabadi area in Koraput District. The trader
was believed to have been targeted as he had opposed activities
of Maoist-backed Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) in several areas
of the District.
A 13-year-old boy,
Jatia Siddhu, forcibly taken away by the CPI-Maoist from Gadasahi
in Keonjhar District and recruited to the party rank two years
ago, managed to escape from the clutches of the Maoists and surrendered
in Mayurbhanj District. He was renamed as Bipin, trained in jungle
warfare and made the ‘area committee member’ in Similipal.
16 cadres of the
CPI-Maoist surrendered in Gajapati District. Eight of them were
trained militia while the others were members providing strategic
help to the CPI-Maoist outfit. Except one who was from adjoining
Kandhamal District, all others were from seven villages of Maoist
infested Adaba block of Gajapati District. They were between the
ages of 18 to 35 years.
Four landmines were
seized during a combing operation by Security Forces (SFs) from
the CPI-Maoist affected Saranda forest area in Sundargarh District.
One battalion of
the BSF personnel arrived in Koraput District ahead of the special
joint operation against CPI-Maoist to be launched soon, official
About 20 cadres of
the CPI-Maoist set blaze machines and other vehicles of a private
contractor being used in canal digging work at Chintalwada in
Maoists killed Nityanand
Nag of Buduguda village under Kalimela block of Malkangiri District,
suspecting him to be a Police informer.
The cadres of the
CPI-Maoist shot dead a 30-year-old Gram Rojgar Sevak (GRS), Gokul
Pandu of Balipeta village under Naryanpatna block of Koraput District.
The Maoists also
blew up two culverts and destroyed communication optical fibre
cables in Narayanapatna and Bandugaon blocks.
The CPI-Maoist cadres
triggered two blasts between Birsa and Bongomunda stations near
Rourkela resulting in the derailment of a goods train and disrupting
train services on the Mumbai-Howrah route.
a bomb planted on the single track near the Roxy level-crossing
in the morning. Maoist posters were also traced on the rail tracks
at Roxy and Sunumura on the expressway.
The Police arrested
two Maoists, identified as Pintu Panda (60) and Sabir Hussain
(28), during a combing operation inside Karada forest in Sundargarh
District. Another Maoist, Binod Munda, was arrested from Topadiha
in the same District.
Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik said the anti-Maoist joint operation would be launched
as per plans, despite a two-day bandh (shutdown) called
by the Maoists began in seven States including Orissa.
including two Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel, were shot
dead and four others critically injured at Ambajiri forest in
Guma block of Gajapati District when cadres of the CPI-Maoist
launched a sudden attack on a 30-member strong Police combing
party. Among the dead are Sanjit Tirkey of District Voluntary
Force, Deepak Sanbhoi and Balram Pradhan of SOG. The Police party
had gone to raid a Maoist camp in the Ambajiri forest following
a tip-off at about 12 in the night.
Maoists killed a
Special Police Officer (SPO), Bhimsena Khila, and critically injured
another person of the village who happened to be uncle of another
SPO at Maribeda village under Kalimela Police station in Malkangiri
The Maoists also
blew up three mobile towers in Birikot village in Mohana block
of Gajapati District.
The Maoists also
attacked and ransacked the guest house of the Essar Steel in Malkangiri
District of south Orissa. According to local Police, a group of
200 Maoist supporters attacked the guest house at Chitrakonda
which was meant for official of the company monitoring the ‘iron
ore slurry booster pumping station’ in the area. They also set
ablaze two vehicles of the company.
An unidentified youth
was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District March
25, suspecting him to be a Police informer. The bullet-ridden
dead body was found along with some Maoist posters on the Kalimela-Moutu
road near MV-82 village under Moutu Police station area.
Suspected cadre of
the CPI-Maoist put up road blocks with the help of huge logs of
trees on National Highway- 217 near Ashurabandha in Berhampur
District leading to disruption of the traffic.
A suspected cadre
of the CPI-Maoist was killed and a Police constable was injured
in a gunbattle at Kinjirikela in Sundergarh District.
Cadres and supporters
of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a mobile tower of a private service
provider, which got partially damaged but remained functional,
in Kalinga Nagar area of Jajpur District.
Indian Express reported
that Operation Green Hunt began along Koraput-Malkangiri-Dantewada
axis on Orissa-Chhattisgarh border 4-5 before.
One trooper of the
State's Special Security Battalion was injured in a mine blast
triggered by the Left Wing Extremists (LWE) near a culvert on
river Jhanjabati between Naraynpatna and Laxmipur in Koraput District.
of the anti-Maoist Special Operation Group (SOG) were killed and
eight others were seriously injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered a landmine blast targeting a mini bus carrying the SOG
personnel at Tanginiguda on the Govindpalli ghat road in Koraput
cadres, in another e-mail to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, threatened
a Dantewada-type bloodbath in the State.
Chasi Mulia Adivasi
Sangh (CMAS) of Narayanpatna block in Koraput District, a frontal
organisation of the CPI-Maoist has started making efforts to regroup.
The CPI-Maoist blew
up a culvert on Narayanpatna-Laxmipur road near the Karki ghat
and put up posters opposing ‘Operation Green Hunt' in the Narayanpatna
block of Koraput District. They also put up posters near Roxy
area of the K.Balanga block of Sundargarh District.
Goutam Hapoi (50),
a timber merchant at Kathasirisi in Suliapada area in Mayurbhanj
District was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres. The Maoists left
behind posters in ‘Bengali’ and 'Oriya' languages threatening
that "dalals" (middlemen) would be punished in a similar way.
Jaypal Hembram alias
Kunduru, a cadre of the CPI-ML-Janashakti was arrested from Parvat
Nuasahi area under Daitari Police station in Jajpur District.
The CPI-Maoist called
a seven-day bandh (general shutdown) from April 24 in Koraput
District in protest against joint operation against them.
Some armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist blew up a cellular phone tower of the Airtel
service provider at Kudmuluguda in Malkangiri District.
A Maoist cadre, identified
as Laba Kimbaka, was arrested by Security Forces near Dangasorada
under Chandrapur block in Rayagada District.
their week-long general shut-down call in south Orissa through
acts of violence in Koraput and Malkangiri Districts.
The PI-Maoist cadres
blew up a culvert on a road near bandhugaon by triggering
a landmine blast during their shutdown which paralysed vehicular
movement between Koraput and places in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
The Police arrested
two suspected Maoists, Saga Guru and Mena Hembram, from Unit-5
area Hanuman Temple of Bhubaneswar.
About 30-40 cadres
of the CPI-Maoist killed a forest guard, Sangram Swain, at the
check gate inside the Bharuamunda forest area in Nuapada District.
Maoists blew up a
culvert near Laxmipur in Koraput District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres
shot dead a road contractor, Chitta Rai, suspecting him to be
a Police informer, at MV-69 village in Kalimela area of Malkangiri
About 200 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist stormed the girls’ school premises at Dhepaguda
under Narayapatna area in Koraput District and triggered at least
three bomb blasts. The school was partially damaged in the attack.
No one was injured in the attack.
Manika Kumbruka alias
Kumari (19), a ‘deputy commander’ in the team of Maoist ‘commander’
Azad, surrendered in Rayagada District. Earlier, she used to be
the ‘commander’ of Jangudi Dalam (squad) of the Maoists.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres
were arrested and substantial amount of explosives and arms seized
from them by Security Forces in separate operations.
The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up house of a boat operator, Rama Rao, at Boleru in Malkanagiri
A group of 50 Maoists
attacked the Integrated Child Development Scheme office building
at Kudumuluguma under Orkel Police station area in Malkanagiri
District. They ransacked furniture and set documents and files
The combined forces
of Orissa Police’s Special Operations Group, Andhra Pradesh’s
Greyhound and the BSF killed at least 10 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
in the Gumandi forest near Podapadar village under Narayanpatna
Police Station area in Koraput District.
More than 20 armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist hacked two villagers to death at Katama
village in Gajapati District after accusing them of being Police
informers. The Maoists also pasted posters and left leaflets asking
people not to help the Police or join the Police force.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist
was killed and five of his associates were injured in a gun battle
with Security Force personnel at Tirubeda in Sundargarh District.
cadres were arrested by the Police in separate operations in Malkangiri
and Mayurbhanj Districts. Adma Madkami (32) was arrested during
a joint combing operation by the BSF, CRPF and Orissa's elite
anti-Naxal Special Operation Group at Teakguda forest in Kalimela
area of Malkangiri. Two other Maoists - Rupai Tudu (28) and Ruhia
Hembram (21) - were arrested from Suliapada area in Mayurbhanj
Around 30 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist blew up the office building and godown of Telarai
panchayat (Village level local self Government Institution)
under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri.
of the CPI-Maoist killed Ramachandra Rao, a Police constable at
Padia in Malkangiri District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up an unused Government warehouse at Bodigata in Malkangiri
District during their two-day shutdown.
A high alert was
sounded by the Police in southern Gajapati, Kandhamal and Rayagada
Districts in the wake of a 12-hour bandh (shutdown) call
given by the CPI-Maoist on May 21 to protest Police action in
Kalinga Nagar in Jajpur District and Balitutha near the POSCO
plant's proposed project site at Paradip in Jagatsinghpur District.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a Government building and a mobile communication tower
at Chandrapur in Rayagada District.
The cadres of CPI-Maoist
shot a few rounds bullets at the Chandrapur Police Station in
Around 80 bags of
illicit ganja (marijuana) suspected to be smuggled by the CPI-Maoist
was seized by the Police from a deserted truck in remote forest
near Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up buildings of a panchayat (village level local self
Government institution) office and a warehouse attached to it
at Kangurkonda village under Kalimela Police Station in Malkangiri
Two suspected cadres
of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police at Bonai in Sundargarh
District. While Debendra Samal was arrested in Jamudih village
in K. Balang Police Station area, Belen Barla was arrested at
Topadih village in Koida Police Station area.
Pidira Kadesika (35),
a suspected cadre of the CPI-Maoist, arrested during a search
operation on June 1, died in Police custody in Rayagada District.
Four Maoists were
arrested in the forest of Pala under Suliapada Police station
area in Mayurbhanj District. They were identified as Laxman Baske
(23), Ramdas Soren (22), Dhiren Mahato (35) and Prabir Mahato
(19). They hailed from West Midnapore District of West Bengal.
Police arrested six
cadres of the CPI-Maoist from two different places.
Two active supporters
of the CPI-Maoist including a woman cadre were arrested from Gudari
area in Rayagada District. They were identified as Parjan Muturanga
(45) of Lidingpadar village and Sashi Gondolaka (30- female cadre)
of Parukupada village.
Four Maoists were
arrested from a bus near Rourkela in Sundargarh District.
A group of about
40 armed people claiming themselves to be Naxals from Bhubaneswar
attacked the house of Bibhisan Hantal, the sarpanch (village head)
of Haldikund village in Boipariguda block of Koraput District.
They set ablaze two tractors, looted one gold chain, INR 30,000
in cash, a new motorcycle and his mobile phone.
Eight suspected cadres
of the CPI-Maoist detained were arrested after two days of intensive
interrogation at Bonai in Sundargarh District. They were identified
as Harinath Singh, Sankar Singh, Asanku Singh, Sabinder Singh,
Krishna Chandra Saha, Debunath Singh, Dudha Oram, and Rade Singh,
all natives of Karda village in Bonai sub-division.
Remains of Jagmohan,
a village guard, abducted by the CPI-Maoist about six months ago,
were recovered by Police from Dhumusil village in Koraput District.
On January 3, 2010, Jagmohan's family had lodged a complaint saying
that Maoists and the Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh, were responsible
for his abduction.
A village head was
arrested in Malkangiri District for helping CPI-Maoist by playing
the role of an informer. Hari Hentala, sarpanch (village head)
of Chintanwada in the Kalimela block of the tribal dominated District,
was arrested by the Special Operation Group (SOG) after keeping
a close watch on his activities, Inspector in-charge of Kalimela
Police Station, S. Mishra said.
cadres shot dead a tribal leader in Keonjhar District. Biswanth
Chatar, a former Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) District president,
was shot dead in the night by suspected Maoists. Biswanth was
attacked when he was returning home with a friend. While he died
on the spot, his friend sustained bullet wounds, the police said.
"Biswanath was killed for allegedly being a Police informer,"
an unnamed senior District Police officer said. The Police recovered
a few Maoist posters from near the dead body.
said that Maoists and their frontal organisations have allegedly
come up with a new strategy to use children and women as their
shields in Narayanpatna block of Koraput District. Koraput Superintendent
of Police Anup Sahu this saying, "It may be their plan to put
children and women on the front during their violent mischief
so that police force would find it hard to reach out to the real
The CPI-Maoist cadres
killed a trooper of the Shasastra Seema Bal (SSB) in Malkangiri
District in the night. The trooper, identified as Manoram Durua,
had returned to his native village Markapalli under Mathili Police
Station area a few days ago.
Three Maoists were
arrested from the Chintalwada forests in Malkangiri District.
The arrestees were identified as Budura Padiami, Irma Kabasi and
Sarat Behera. They were allegedly involved in the attack on the
Balimela hydro-electricity project and the attack on a Special
Police Officer in the District.
The Orissa Government
held the confiscation of over INR 400,000 from the wife of CPI-Maoist
leader Sabyasachi Panda during her arrest as valid.
The CRPF recovered
an IED of 10 Kilogram from a roadside pit from near Mahupada village
in Sundargarh District. The IED was kept in a box and had a 200
metre long wire attached to it.
Pratap Patianga (20),
a cadre of the CPI-Maoist wanted in several criminal cases, was
arrested from Chandrapur Police station area in Rayagada District.
He was a resident of Kangadima village of the District. Patianga
was closely associated with Azad and Nikhil, prominent Maoist
leaders operating in the State.
Several trains running
on Kharagpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Adra section continued to
be diverted, re-scheduled or regulated as Indian Railways decided
to persist on its decision to suspend of night-time movement of
passenger and goods trains in Maoist-affected areas. In view of
security reasons, running of the passenger trains on Kharagpur-Rourkela
and Kharagpur-Adra section would continue to remain suspended
up to June 26 during the night hours from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., said
an East Coast Railway statement.
The former sarpanch
(head of village level local self government institution) of Balrampur
in Sorada block of Ganjam District, Dilip Swain (45), was shot
dead by some unidentified persons in the night. They also hacked
him with sharp weapons and tried to crush his head with a large
boulder before escaping. It was suspected that it was handiwork
of CPI-Maoist cadres as he had received threats from them in recent
Four members of the
Maoist-backed CMAS were arrested and produced in the Koraput District
court. One of the four arrestees was identified as a Maoist militia
member Ahari Kendruka and happens to be a key leader of the CMAS.
The other three arrested CMAS members were Ramesh Nachika, Santosh
Nachika and Rupari Sirika. As per reports, interrogation of Kendruka
has revealed the links between Maoists with CMAS and its underground
leader Nachika Linga.
Maoists blocked the
road between Boipariguda in Koraput District and Gobindpali in
Malkangiri District by felling trees on the road near the Saptadhara
River in the morning. According to the posters appeared at the
site, the Maoists have demanded withdrawal of BSF and CRPF from
the region. The trees were cleared by the BSF personnel in the
The CRPF personnel
recovered a landmine weighing about 10 kilograms beneath a culvert
on the National Highway 215 near Kamarposh in Sundargarh District.
In Malkangiri District,
a member of the bomb disposal squad of Orissa Police was injured
while defusing landmines. The anti-Maoist force, comprising Special
Operation Group (SOG) and Orissa Police, found seven live landmines
near Gobindpalli ghat under Mathili Police station.
For the first time,
cadres Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) struck in
Nabarangpur District, killing two persons, identified as Baisakhu
Bhatra of Umerkote block and Pradip Mujherjee of Telpani village
in Jharigam block, at Timanpur village under Raighar block in
the night. The Maoists left handwritten posters stating that the
duo extorted money in their name. The killing was executed by
Maoist cadres of Narayanpur Division (Chhattisgarh).
A bandh (general
shut down) called by the CPI-Maoist evoked a lukework response
in Orissa. Official sources said shops, business establishments,
banks and offices were open in all Maoist-affected areas and schools,
colleges and other educational institutions also functioned as
usual. However, Government buses remained off the roads in several
parts of Naxal-affected districts like Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati,
Koraput and Kandhamal, leaving passengers stranded in some areas,
the sources said.
Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik said in the State Assembly that a total 24 and 28 civilians
were killed by Maoists in 2008 and 2009, respectively and the
State Government provided INR 200,000 each to the families of
the victims in the State.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
fired at the CRPF team that raided a meeting place of the Maoists
at Hanumanthpur Modiguda near Chandrapur of Rayagada District.
To counter Maoist
propaganda of the State's failure to carry out development works
in certain areas, Orissa Government has submitted an INR 24 billion
action plan to the Centre for socio-economic development of five
worst Naxal-hit Districts. The five Districts are Malkangiri,
Rayagada and Gajapati in southern region and Deogarh and Sambalpur
in western region.
The CPI-Maoist is
spreading their base in Dhenkanal District’s Kankadahada and Parjang
blocks. Police said suspected Maoists were sighted at Dhulighotha
village on May 28. School teachers of the area informed that a
group of Maoists took shelter inside a Government residential
school during incessant rains recently.
The CPI-Maoist cadres
killed two villagers in Keonjhar District, accusing them of being
Police informers. At least 20-30 cadres of the CPI-Maoist dragged
Kailash Mohanta and Tuna Behera out of their homes at Palaspala
village and killed them. The Maoists also torched their houses.
A landmine planted
by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist on the Raikia-Nuagaon road near
Pirigada village in Kandhamal District was unearthed and defused.
Taking into count
the rising Maoist activities, the State Government has raised
a special security battalion to provide extra cover to vital institutions
and important personalities in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar
and Cuttack. Equipped with modern arms, the security personnel
would be deployed in and around important places, including the
Governor House, the residence of the Chief Minister and the State
Secretariat in Bhubaneswar, and the High Court in Cuttack. The
first batch of 507 personnel would be recruited from July 3.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blasted the newly constructed office building and warehouse of
Mandapalli panchayat of Korkunda block in Malkangiri District.
A group of more than 30 armed Maoists reached the village around
midnight. They woke up the villagers and forced them to congregate
for a meeting. The Maoist leaders asked the villagers not to support
the Security Forces and help the Maoists instead. Then they planted
landmines inside the office and warehouse buildings of the panchayat
and triggered the blasts.
who went to implement Forest Rights Act (FRA) in three Gram panchayats
of Malkangiri District, were chased away by the Maoists.
About 100 heavily-armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a school building in MV-21 village
under Kalimela Police station area in Malkangiri District.
Orissa Police asked
its personnel to abide by the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP)
during the two-day 'Bharat bandh' called by the Maoists.
Around 80 heavily-armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Police station in Daitari
town of Keonjahr District and set it ablaze in the night. The
seven Policemen, who were on duty at the Police station at the
time of the incident, retaliated triggering a brief exchange of
fire with the Maoists. Assistant Sub Inspector Umesh Chandra Marandi
went missing after the incident and is feared to have been abducted
by the Maoists.
The Maoists attacked
the nearby forest office and set it afire. The incident came on
the first day of the two-day shut down called by Maoists across
A number of trains
were either cancelled or short-terminated in view of the shut
down. Passengers of the Koraput-bound trains like Hirakhand Express,
Samaleswari Express and Koraput-Rourkela Express were the worst
hit. Special care was taken so that the trains either do not travel
between Rayagada and Koraput or run without passengers.
Reports in Bhubaneswar
said both Government and private buses discontinued their services
in Koraput, Gajapati, Kandhamal and parts of Ganjam Districts
where suspected Maoists set ablaze a number of vehicles. Malkangiri
was the worst-hit with roads deserted and shops closed. Though
schools and offices were open, but there was no attendance.
The Police arrested
two persons, identified as Manik Mahato and Bijay Mahato of Mudabani
village under Jhargram Police station in West Midnapore, from
an isolated hut inside a forest, about 15 km from Baripada in
Mayurbhanj District. Police described Manik as the kingpin of
the train Jnaneswari train derailment case. He is said to be a
bigger catch than Bapi Mahato.
About 10-12 armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a road construction camp and
killed contractor A.S. Chawla near Chikalmari village under Semiliguda
Police Station in Koraput District. The Maoists also set ablaze
a machine used for lifting sand and a tipper truck. The contractor
was doing local road work in the area.
The Maoists set afire
a Hitachi and a Mixture machine of a contractor engaged in construction
of Road near Sorada in the District and abducted four labourers.
The Orissa Police
is yet to trace Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Umesh Chandra Marandi
who was taken hostage by Maoists during an attack on Daitari Police
Station on July 7 in Keonjhar District, reports Hindustan Times.
The missing ASI's family have appealed to the Maoists to free
the ASI, while the Maoists have demanded release of 68 of their
cadres and stopping of Police action in Kalinga Nagar industrial
complex in return of Marandi's freedom.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a mobile tower and a panchayat building in Malkangiri
District in the night. Fifty heavily armed Maoists stormed into
Nilakamberu, on the outskirts of Balimela, and triggered a landmine
blast that destroyed the tower, Police said.
The Maoists also
blew up a panchayat building at Chintalwada.
Two Maoists, identified
as Arabinda Patra (42) of Chabispragana District and Jogeswar
Betra (27) of Gopiballavpur District of West Bengal, allegedly
involved in an attack on Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Sudama
Marandi on October 13, 2009, were arrested at Suliapada in Mayurbhanj
District. A pistol with ammunition was seized from them.
A joint team of the
Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh Police rescued a contractor, Ashish
Agarwal of Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi District of Orissa and his
driver from Keradih village under Raidih Police Station area in
the Gumla District. The Police also arrested one of the kidnappers,
identified as Nilodhar Nayak of Thuwamula village in Kalahandi
District (Orissa) and seized a Bolero which was used by the abductors.
According to the Gumla Superintendent of Police, the abduction
was executed by a PLFI squad led by one Gudu Oraon. The PLFI is
a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist.
About 50 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist stormed Handibhanga village at Suliapada in
Mayurbhanj District and killed Sukanta Murmu (22), suspecting
him to be a Police informer.
The Maoists attacked
the house of home guard Ramachandra Marandi, assaulted his elderly
parents and looted INR 40,000 in cash.
About 30 heavily
armed Maoists, including women, stormed into Kundei village under
Raighar block in Nabarangpur District and triggered a powerful
explosion to blow up the Police Station. No casualties or injuries
were, however, reported in the attack. The Maoists snapped electricity
supply in the area before launching their attack. Telecom, including
mobile network, was affected in the area. Located near Chhattisgarh
border, the Police Station was upgraded from an outpost about
six months ago, officials said adding that the police station
remains closed after sunset in view of its high vulnerability
to Maoist attack.
Chasi Mulia Adivasi
Sangh (CMAS), a Maoist front organization, condemned the Police
firing on protestors that killed two persons at Sompeta in Srikakulam
District of Andhra Pradesh.
Sushil, the ‘area
commander’ of the Kalinga Nagar division of the CPI-Maoist in
a telephonic conversation with Times of India claimed that Umesh
Marandi, the Assistant sub-inspector (ASI), who was abducted by
them from Daitari Police Station on July 7, is alive and would
be released soon. He, however, did not specify the date when Marandi
would be released.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
killed a person, yet to be identified, branding him to be a Police
informer at the Gompakunda square, seven kilometres from the Kalimela
Police Station in Malkangiri District. The body was draped in
a red banner which claimed that all Police informers would face
a similar fate.
In the same District,
more than 50 gun-wielding Maoists accompanied by hundreds of tribal
supporters stormed into Tentuliguda village, some 15 km from Orkel
Police limits and triggered a landmine blast at the school building
there. The next target of the Maoists was an under construction
building of a hostel of the school located at Vejangwada. No one
was injured by the Maoists at the schools targeted by them. The
same group of Maoists was believed to have committed the killing
in Gompakunda square.
Abducted ASI, Umesh
Marandi, was released by the Maoists in the afternoon.
Train services between
Rourkela-Bimlagarh sections in Orissa's Sundargarh District were
affected for about eight hours following Maoist threat, official
sources said. About 12 Maoists stormed into Bimalagarh railway
station, about 160 kilometres from Rourkela and threatened station
manager, Santosh Kumar and other staff members to suspend train
services or face the consequences.
Jacob Majhi (40),
a cadre of the CPI-Maoist wanted in at least 11 cases related
to Maoist violence was arrested from his native village Ludingi
in Gajapati District. He is one of the key members of the Orissa
unit of the CPI-Maoist. He was involved in the killing of two
village guards at Katamaha village in Gajapati in May this year,
said Police Inspector P. Mallik.
Replying to a question
in the assembly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that at least
48 civilians were killed in Maoist-related violence in Orissa
while 302 Maoists were arrested in 2009 and 2010 (upto July 7,
2010). While highest number of 87 Maoists were arrested in Sundargarh
District during the period, it was followed by 48 in Mayurbhanj
District, 46 in Rayagada, 33 in Keojhar, 30 each in Koraput and
Malkangiri Districts, 14 in Gajapati District, 6 in Sambalpur,
three each in Khurda and Jajpur Districts and one each in Kandhamal
and Jagatsinghpur Districts. However, no Maoists were arrested
in Nayagarh, Ganjam, Dhenkanal and Deogarh Districts even as the
four Districts were identified as Naxal (Left Wing Extremism)-infested.
A gun battle broke
out between cadres of the CPI-Maoist and personnel of Orissa and
Andhra Pradesh Police at Dejangwada and Tekwada forests of Malkangiri
District. "The area is inaccessible and we are waiting for the
team to return. Then only, the casualties or injured from both
the sides could be ascertained," Superintendent of Police, Malkangiri,
Anirudh Singh said.
In a joint operation
Greyhound Force of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa's Special Operation
Group neutralised several camps belonging to the cadres of CPI-Maoist
in Paplur and Teakwada forests in Malkangiri District and seized
a large cache of arms and ammunition.
Buses and commercial
vehicles went off the roads in parts of Orissa as the CPI-Maoist
cadres began observing 'Martyrs' Week' in memory of rebel leaders
killed by Security Forces.
Police arrested four
cadres of CPI-Maoist identified as Jhinjada Purti, Majara Pingua,
Singa Purti and Duka Hembram from Khajuria Pancham village under
Daitari Police Station in Keonjhar District. The Maoists were
arrested in course of investigation into the killing of one Durga
Devgan (50) of the same village on June 22.
Replying to the budgetary
demand in the Assembly for the Home portfolio, Orissa Chief Minister
(CM) Naveen Patnaik said incidents of Naxal [Left Wing Extremism]
violence declined by 30 per cent in the first six months of 2010
compared to the period of 2009. "68 incidents were reported between
January and June this year as against 98 recorded during the same
period last year." Top ranking Maoist leaders, Asutosh Tudu alias
Motilal Soren, a central committee member, head of eastern politburo
P. Ramarao alias Uday, who is also the secretary of Bansadhara
divisional committee and Bhaskar alias Pravakar Patra,
platoon commander of Kalinga Nagar area committee were among 302
Maoists arrested during 2009 and till July 7, 2010, the CM said.
The arrest of Manik Mahato, a prime suspect in the attack on the
Jnaneswari Express in West Bengal and Aurobindo Cachhad alias
Chandrasekhar, who was the mastermind of the attack on former
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) MP Sudam Marandi, were considered
as major successes in recent months.
have engaged the Maoists on 29 occasions during 2009 and 2010
(till date) and neutralised 23 of them," the CM said, adding,
that firearms and large quantities of explosives were also seized
during the period. Making a comparison with neighbouring States,
Patnaik pointed out that till June 2010, 68 incidents involving
42 deaths were reported in the State compared to 312 incidents
involving 220 deaths in Chhattisgarh, 254 incidents involving
76 deaths in Jharkhand, 193 incidents involving 140 deaths in
West Bengal and 164 incidents causing 44 deaths in Bihar. The
Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh zonal committee of Maoists, which
was causing a problem for the State, was contained to a significant
extent due to effective security measures, he claimed. The activities
of the Maoist-backed CMAS were also contained effectively, the
Two cadres of CPI-Maoist,
reportedly involved in the killing of Durga Devgan (50) on June
22 suspecting him to be a Police informer, were arrested by the
Police in Keonjhar District. The Maoist duo, identified as Bhadra
Pingua and Kanderam Purty, belonged to Khajuria Pancham village
in the District.
Chief Minister Naveen
Patnaik said that the State Government has requested the Centre
to send extra forces to help tackle the CPI-Maoist as it lacks
adequate number of forces to deal with them. "It is a fact that
adequate police force is not available in the state," Patnaik
said in the assembly while replying to a written question. The
State Government had requested the Centre to provide additional
forces to curb the menace of Naxalism [Left Wing Extremism], he
said, adding the State has been waiting for arrival of more than
1500 central additional para-military personnel. Pointing out
that nine battalions of central para-military force comprising
BSF (5 battalions) and CRPF were deployed in the State, Patnaik
said that about 201 platoons of State Police were engaged in anti-naxalite
operations. The State Government had been imparting anti-extremist
training to newly-recruited Orissa police personnel and specialised
anti-extremist training was given to police personnel engaged
in anti-Naxalite duties, he said.
Six cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were arrested from Kalta area of the Bonai sub-division
of Sundargarh District. The Police also recovered two unexploded
landmines fitted under two separate culverts in the District during
a combing operation.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a culvert near Mahipani village between Bhalulata and
Jaraikela village in Sundargarh District. No one was injured in
Train services on
the Mumbai-Howrah route were briefly disrupted and later resumed
after Security Forces (SFs) examined the track and declared it
safe, he added.
Two cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were arrested in Keonjhar District. One of the Maoists
was secretary of the local Pathargarh area committee of the CPI-Maoist
and the other its president, District Superintendent of Police
A.K. Singh said. "We nabbed them during combing operation in a
forested area near Pathargarh village," he said, adding that both
were involved in several crimes including in the attack on a Police
Post in the mining town of Daitari last month.
The State Government
constituted a state-level Unified Command (UC) to deal with Left
Wing Extremism. The decision to set up the Unified Command was
taken at a recent meeting in Delhi. The eight-member command would
be headed by the Chief Secretary with representatives from security
organisations and civil service. While development commissioner
(DC) was taken as a member of the UC, home department secretary
would function as member convenor. The Director General of Police
(DGP), Inspector General (IG) of Police (operation), Inspector
Genera of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF, operation), Representatives
of Intelligence Bureau and State Intelligence would also work
as members of the UC. While security and intelligence officials
would plan security operations, civil service officers would execute
socio-economic activities in Maoist-hit regions, sources said.
Around 200 cadres
of the CPI-Maoist blew up a culvert on National Highway 215 on
Roxy-Jamudihi road near Sonambur under K Balang Police Station
of Sundergarh District.
Armed Maoists attacked
a vehicle carrying three bank staff of Lahunipara State Bank of
India (SBI) branch, who were carrying INR 4.9 million to Barsuan
branch near Tinko Ghati in Sundargarh District, and looted the
money, the vehicle and a gun.
The East Coast Railway
announced that the restrictions on the movement of passenger trains
during night in Maoist-affected areas of Orissa and West Bengal
will continue till August 11.
Kendruka Arjun, secretary
of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)-backed Chasi
Muliya Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) bandhugaon unit was shot dead
by some suspected Maoist cadres near Katulpeta village of Koraput
District. Arjun had contested Assembly election in 2009 as an
independent candidate from Laxmipur constituency.
Maoists put up posters
and banners at several places in Kandhamal District asking people
to boycott Independence Day celebrations. The posters bear messages
asking people to observe a bandh from August 7 to 16. Maoist
posters were mostly seen in three blocks of Kotagarh, Daringbadi
and Raikia in the District, the Police said. The Maoists also
blocked the village road near Kahamguda village and five points
near Gugurmaha, Ora and Marlang.
A former supporter
of the CPI-Maoist Mandangi Subarao (42) of Kondabaredi village
under Ramanaguda Police committed suicide by hanging himself in
the office building of the anti-Naxal cell in Rayagada. Mandangi
was a hardcore Maoist supporter earlier; he had contested the
local body elections and was leading life as a contractor. According
to Rayagada Superintendent of Police (SP) Anup Krishna, Mandangi
was a key element in the anti-Naxal operations as he remained
in regular touch with local Police and used to provide precise
information about Naxalites' movement. For that, he had been under
constant threat of Maoists. In the last week of July, a group
of Maoists led by Naxal leader Suresh had abducted him and taken
him to their secret hideout in jungles near Vardha. He had faced
torture at the hands of Maoists who had also threatened to kill
him, it was reported. The mental pressure might have driven him
to suicide, Police said. He committed suicide while his room-mate
had gone out. Police registered a case.
Around 40 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist rounded up the inhabitants for a session of
their propaganda and blew up the office of the Gram panchayat
and a warehouse attached to it at Malabharam village under the
Motu Police Station in Malkangiri District. The Maoists also left
posters at the spot of the blast through which they claimed that
they damaged the buildings as they were being used as camps of
security personnel during the anti-Maoist operations in remote
areas. No one was injured in the incident.
Around 30 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist blew up the newly constructed hostel building
of the residential Sevashram School at Manyamkonda in Malkangiri
District to threaten students and teachers not to hoist tricolour
or observe Independence Day. Maoists also stuck up a black banner
at the spot. Maoists had given call to observe Independence Day
as black day. Maoist cadres and their supporters secretly hoisted
black flags in some remote areas. Such black flags were found
at Sahada, Dukuma and Kachapaku villages of Bisamkatak block in
the District. A black flag was also hoisted at Hanumala village
of Lamtaput block in Koraput District.
A hardcore Maoist
identified as Arilo Miniaka was arrested from Rayagada District.
He was involved in the killing of two persons at Dangasorada village
a year ago and explosion of a Government building and a mobile
tower two months ago.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist
killed a school teacher identified as Ghasi Kendruka (35) in Narayanpatna
block of Koraput District. He was opposing the Maoists and the
violent activities of Narayan Patna based Chasi Mulia Adivasi
Sangh (CMAS). According to Police sources, over 30 Maoists reached
Kendruka's house at Gotiguda village under Narayan Patna Police
Station limits in the midnight and dragged him out of the house
to the nearby mango orchard where his throat was slit. During
the killing the Maoists shouted anti-Government slogans and branded
Kendruka a Police informer. They also left leaflets at the spot
claiming responsibility for the killing.
Maoists also tried
to abduct another person from Dhumusil village. He, however, managed
Two cadres of the
CPI-Maoist, identified as Budhuram Sinku (38) and Ananta Tudu
(32), were arrested from Kaliahata village in Keonjhar District.
"They were involved in several crimes, including in the burning
of houses of innocent villagers in the locality recently," Superintendent
of Police A.K. Singh said.
Security Forces located
a landmine weighing 10 kilograms planted on the Mahupada-Jharbeda
village road in Sundargarh District and neutralised it with the
help of the bomb disposal squad, Police sources said.
A group of around
30 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed Sikunu Meleka (35) of
Tentulipodar village in Narayanapatna block in Koraput District
in the night, suspecting him to be a Police informer. The Maoists
had forcibly abducted around 12 persons from Tentulipodar and
neighbouring Dingapai village. Sikunu was killed while all the
others were released. In a letter written in Telugu and left at
the spot, the Maoists claimed that they had killed him suspecting
him to be a Police informer. Meleka was an active supporter of
the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) in the area but had recently
detached himself from the violent activities of the CMAS.
Three cadres of the
CPI-Maoist, identified as Badal alias Birsha (25), Laxman
Majhi (45), and Babaji alias Karuna (35) were arrested
from Daitari mining area in Keonjhar District. Badal, an ‘area
commander’ of the CPI-Maoist was involved in at least a dozen
crimes including an attack on a police station, abduction of a
police officer, and a murder, while the other two were involved
in murder cases, District Superintendent of Police A.K. Singh
Around 30 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist killed a man, identified as Manoranjan Biswas,
a former sarpanch and his son, identified as Mohan Biswas, in
MV98 village under Kalimela Police Station in Malkangiri District
in the night. The Maoists suspected the duo to be Police informers
as Manoranjan's daughter is a Police constable posted at Malkangiri
town and his younger son is a Police home guard, the Police said.
A Zilla Parishad
member as well as a leader of Congress Party, Anand Kirsani (38),
was killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Dhusura village
under Semiliguda block in Koraput District. Apart from being a
Congress leader he was also the president of Shanti Sangh, an
organisation formed against violent activities of Narayanpatna-based
Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) which is backed by Maoists, Superintendent
of Police Anup Sahu said.
a camp of the CPI-Maoist near Telkoi village in Keonjhar District
and arrested four Maoists. Those arrested include 25-year-old
Birsa alias Raghu, a Maoist ‘area commander’. "He [Birsa]
joined the Maoists four years ago and committed several crimes
in the District. The other three are his associates. All of them
are between 25 to 30 years of age. They too were involved in Maoist
activities," a Police officer said. "Police have seized four country-made
guns, other weapons, five global positioning system devices, Maoist
literature, utensils and food material from the camp," he added.
Meanwhile, a senior
official of the State said that three more battalions of CPMFs,
comprising nearly 3,000 personnel, would be deployed in Orissa
for anti-Maoist operations in addition to the eight battalions
of CPMFs already deployed.
The Police said that
a close aide of slain CPI-Maoist politburo member, Cherukuri Rajkumar
alias Azad, identified as Patra Majhi, was arrested from
Adaba area of Gajapati District. Majhi, secretary of a Maoist
backed farmers' body for Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal Districts,
was reportedly involved in about a dozen cases including the killing
of two village guards in Adaba area recently, Gajapati district
Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Arora said. He was also involved
in several landmine explosions, blasting of mobile phone towers
and destruction of a forest office, Arora said, adding a gun and
some explosives were recovered from Majhi.
A Maoist cadre, identified
as Deb Kumar, a native of Bano area in Jharkhand was arrested
from Jalada locality of Rourkela in Sundargarh District. Deb admitted
that he was working as ‘area commander’ of Sundargarh District
in Orissa and Simdega in Jharkhand and was involved in various
offences in the two areas.
Two persons abducted
by cadres of the CPI-Maoist on September 6 were released unharmed
in Sundargarh District. Bular Tirkey (28) and Suman Gudia (18)
of B. Jharbeda village in K. Balang Police Station were abducted
when they were returning home by a motor bike. After getting the
information, villagers of Jharbeda went to neighbouring Karda
village en masse where the Maoists were having a meeting and appealed
to them to release the two. The Police said they received the
information about the incident but there was no formal complaint.
Nearly 50 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist planted landmines and blew up the building of
a panchayat office at Materu in the Padia block of Malkangiri
District. The Maoists did not injure or attack any villager. After
the blast the Maoists also ransacked some portions of the building
that had not been damaged and set ablaze to the official records
and furniture while raising slogans against the Government and
the proposed anti-Naxal operation in the area. They left a poster
at the spot stating that they blew up the building to protest
against the camp of BSF at Sikhapalli near Materu.
The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up
several forest buildings including a range office and inspection
bungalow inside Sunabeda sanctuary in Nuapada District. The buildings
had been lying defunct and unoccupied for a long time due to Maoist
11 battalions of central paramilitary
forces have already arrived in the State for joint anti-naxal
operation. Five battalions of BSF and four battalions of CRPF
have been deployed at the Maoist affected areas while the State
Government has decided to station two battalions of CRPF at North
A 45-year-old village guard, Lalit
Hantala, of Rajabandha village in Chitrakonda of Malkangiri District
was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Khadikajodi area of
the District. Hentala was believed to have been on the hit list
of the Maoists who had demanded that he quit his job, Police sources
said. Several Maoist posters and pamphlets were recovered from
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
a person, identified as Kapur Khara and his son Dhisa Khara in
Lachhmani village of Laxmipur Block of Koraput District in the
night. A group of around 20 armed Maoists reached the remote village
and forced the villagers to attend a meeting. At around 8.30 p.m.
[IST] all other villagers were ordered to return home, while Kapur
and his son were asked to stay back. After some time the Maoists
slit their throats killing them on the spot.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot
dead Rabi Khara, a sarpanch of Bijay Ghati and his associate
Puri Sirka, near Kudumul village of Damanjodi in Koraput District.
Another associate of the sarpanch identified as Suresh
Sirka was seriously injured in the incident. The trio was travelling
from Damanjodi to Bijay Ghati. Maoists left a letter written in
Telugu near the spot claiming that they had killed these persons
as they were acting as Police Informers and were also involved
in exploitation of local tribals. Maoists also alleged that they
were key elements behind the disruption of a rally planned by
CMAS at Koraput on September 13, 2009.
Three persons were arrested for
helping the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Sorada area of Ganjam
District. Although they were not Maoists, they worked with them
and transported material for them, Superintendent of Police Nitinjit
Singh said. The three were identified as Satya Mandal and Laxman
Mandal of Dhaugaon village and Rajesh Mallick alias Rahas
of Pipalapanka village. Satya and Laxman allegedly assisted Maoists
in an attack on a liquor vender about two months ago, while Mallick
acted as an informer for the Maoists, Police Sources said. However,
the CPI-M claimed that Satya and Laxman were active members of
the party and demanded their unconditional release.
The State Government decided to
expedite patrolling by the BSF in Koraput District. While three
battalions of BSF troopers were deployed in Malkangiri, two other
battalions had been put into service in Koraput. Stating that
steps were being taken in accordance with the decision of the
Unified Command formed to guide anti-Maoist operation, the State
Home Secretary said Orissa was expecting a helicopter soon to
track movement of rebels in dense forests of Southern Districts.
Though five BSF battalions were camping in Koraput and another
Southern Maoist-affected District Malkangiri for about six months,
the CPMF was yet to take on the Maoists. CRPF personnel were also
engaged in anti-Maoist operations with the state closely monitoring
the Maoist activities in certain pockets.
Restrictions on the movement of
passenger trains during night in Maoist-affected areas of Orissa
and West Bengal will continue till September 27, a statement issued
by the East Coast Railway said.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed Nrusimha
Panda alias Babuli Panda, a leader of the ruling BJD, at Ramgiri
village in Baipariguda Block of Koraput District. Babuli Panda
was the former president of the Baipariguda Block Unit of the
BJD and a civil contractor by profession. According to sources,
the Maoists also left a letter at the spot claiming their hands
in the killing. Maoists alleged that Babuli Panda was a supporter
of 'Shanti Committee' which is opposed to CPI-Maoist and CMAS
and he was also involved in corruption for which he had to face
Four CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
Chingu Jani, the sarpanch of Dumuripadar panchayat
in Koraput District. He was standing near a tea stall with other
people in Mathiliput village when he was abducted.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist set
ablaze two stationary trucks parked along the NH-215 in Roxi area
under K. Balang Police Station and left several posters in Sundargarh
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
a 60-year-old person at Mahupada village in K. Balang Police Station
in Sundargarh District, suspecting him to be a Police informer.
The villagers said the victim came to their village 2-3 days back
was seen begging for food and staying in the village.
The Orissa Government discussed
better coordination between Central Paramilitary Forces and the
Police for anti-Maoist operations, official sources said.
Around 25 to 30 armed Maoists
set ablaze a liquor joint at Bansapal in Keonjhar District.
Around 15 heavily armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist stormed into the forest office at Ramgiri under
Boipariguda Police Station in Koraput District and set off a landmine
blowing up a portion of the building. The Maoists shouted slogans
against the Government before leaving.
The Police arrested three top
Maoists, identified as Buas Munda, Paulas Munda and Shiv Singh,
during a combing operation at Chandiposh and Silipunji forest
areas in Sundargarh District. Police also recovered two landmines
weighing 30 and 15 kilograms respectively from them.
The Maoists called for two days
Malkangiri District bandh on October 5 and 6 protesting
operation Green Hunt.
A large number of heavily armed
cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including women, stormed into Padia
block headquarter town under Kalimela Police Station area in Malkangiri
District, and ransacked a liquor shop. The Maoists also destroyed
almost the entire stock in the liquor outlet. However, no injury
or casualty was reported in the incident.
The Orissa Government launched
a combing operation in the areas bordering Mahasamund District
of Chhattisgarh where six cadres of the CPI-Maoist and two civilians
were killed on October 9.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
asked the State Home Department to fill up all the vacant posts
in the Police Department. The State DGP, Manmohan Praharaj, said,
"We are handicapped by the manpower shortages in the department.
The infrastructure needs much improvement. We require training
institutes for entry level personnel. We have sanction for 2000
constables for Special Operation Group [SOG] but we could not
fill up the vacancies because of a fall in the entry level."
The Orissa Police currently has over 5,000 vacancies while 5000
more await training. "Whereas there are 142 Policemen per one
lakh population on an average across the country, Orissa has only
102 Policemen per one lakh population," Praharaj disclosed.
More than 50 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist entered Markapadar village under Khairput Block in
Malkangiri District and blew up a Panchayat building and
a godown using powerful landmine. After blowing the buildings
the Maoists disappeared into the nearby forest shouting slogans
against the Government and Security Forces.
The CPI-Maoist-backed CMAS-Narayanpatna
ploughed land, which they had forcibly taken over from non-tribals
about a year ago, for the third consecutive day at Narayanpatna
area in the Koraput District. A large number of activists belonging
to CMAS ploughed hundreds of acres of land, which was lying unused,
on the outskirts of Narayanpatna and planted red flags, local
people at Narayanpatna said.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered
a landmine blast on a road at Sikhapalli near a BSF camp in Malkangiri
District. However, no one was injured as there was no movement
near the site when the landmine exploded about 250 metres from
the temporary BSF camp.
Maoists put up a large number
of posters and banners in Govindpalli in the same District, threatening
the local youths to refrain from joining the Police Force as SPOs.
The existing village guards and SPOs were asked to quit their
jobs, sources said.
Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Jakhyamutha Majhi, Aphira Badamajhi and Ajit Badamajhi
were arrested from Baligudi and Sapalaguda villages under Adbaba
Police Station in Gajapati District. Ajit and Aphira were residents
of Sapalaguda, while Jakhyamutha was from Baligudi. Police recovered
three locally-made guns and Maoist literature from them.
A group of 40 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a panchayat office in Nulliguda of Podia block
under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District. The
Maoists set ablaze the plastic pipes and looted iron rods and
other articles stored in the godown. They left some leaflets at
the spot, demanding the Government to stop killing their cadres
in the name of Operation Green Hunt and withdraw the BSF
from the District.
Four traders were arrested from
Bisra town in Sundergarh District on charges of supplying explosives
and other materials to Maoists. Several gelatine sticks, detonators,
fuse wires and other materials were seized from them.
A group of four armed cadres of
the CPI-Maoist killed a person, identified as Gadadhar Singh Rajput
of Sambalpur village, in the Kundei Police Station area of Raighar
Block in Nabarangpur District suspecting him as a Police informer.
Rajput was supervising construction work taken up by a contractor
from adjoining Chhattisgarh, Superintendent of Police Prafulla
Chandra Barik said, suspecting extortion to be the reason behind
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified
as Pabitra Madhi, of Lachipeta village under MV-79 Police Station
was arrested from Lachipeta forests by the Security Force personnel
in a combing operation in Malkangiri District. Madhi, a ‘deputy
commander’ of Motu Naxal dalam, confessed his involvement
in a series of attacks, including the planting of a landmine in
the newly-constructed jail at MV-79 and blasting of panchayat
buildings at Malabaram and Malyamunda under Motu Police Station
in the District.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified
as Rajesh Topo alias Rajesh Munda, surrendered in the presence
of District Collector Shalini Pandit in Sundargarh District. He
was involved in at least 15 cases, including murder, attack on
Police establishments, bank loot, extortion and explosions, DIG
of Police Y K Jethwa said. He apparently decided to return to
the mainstream as he was disillusioned with the style of functioning
of the Maoists and deviation from ideology.
On the sidelines of a special
function held at the Sainik School at Bhubaneswar, Air Chief Marshal
P.V. Naik said that four helicopters are engaged in anti-Naxal
operations in Orissa. He added that no additional demand for choppers
had been made from the State Government.
Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were killed in a gun battle with the Police in a forested area
near Karlakuta village of Malkangiri District. District Superintendent
of Police Anirudha Kumar Singh said that after a tip-off that
Maoists were hiding in the area, Police raided the place. 'Some
Police personals sustained minor injuries in the gun battle that
lasted for about 10-15 minutes,' Singh said. Some weapons
and Maoist banners were seized from the spot, he added.
Security Forces arrested four
cadres of the CPI-Maoist after an hour long exchange of fire at
Gopinathpur in Gajapati District. All of the four arrested Maoists,
in the age group of 30-35 years, belonged to the Bansadhara division
of the outfit. A raid was conducted following a tip off regarding
a Maoist camp at Gopinathpur. About 500 rounds were fired from
Police side and no security person was injured in the incident.
A pistol and some ammunition besides some dress were recovered
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Arjun Dora and Laxman Pangi were arrested by the
SOG troopers from Govindpalli forest in Malkangiri District. According
to Police, Dora and Pangi were reportedly involved in Maoist activities
for the past four years.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
two persons near Timanpur village in Raighar block of Nabarangpur
District. The bullet ridden bodies of the victims were found on
the Timanpur-Binaypur road a few kilometres away from Chhattisgarh
border. The Menpur Division of Maoists outfit, which is active
in Chhattisgarh, claimed its hand in the killing through handwritten
Hindi posters left with the bodies. Maoists also set ablaze two
bikes near the spot of killing.
A group of around 40 armed Maoists
blew up a Residential High School building managed by the Tribal
Welfare department at Gompakunda under Kalimela Police Station
limits in Malkangiri District. They asked around 60 students present
in the hostel to stand back and not interfere in their violent
act. Through posters left at the spot the Maoists claimed that
it was their mark of protest against the visit of US president
Barack Obama to India. It may be noted that Maoists had given
call for nationwide bandh on November 8 to protest against
US president's visit. The Maoists also claimed that they had blasted
the school building as it was to be used as camping site for security
forces during anti-naxal operations.
Maoists cut down trees at Govindpalli
ghat road to snap road communication between Malkangiri and Koraput
District. They also put up posters against President Obama's visit
near the fallen trees.
Large quantity of explosives being
transported to Maoist hideout was seized by Security personnel
in Semiliguda block of Koraput District.
Police arrested four Maoists cadres,
identified as Daulas Munda, Nikhelas Munda, Robert Munda and Suran
from Saranda Forest at the time of joint cumbing by the SOG Jawans
and CRPF in Sundergarh District and recovered explosives from
Police arrested two Maoists cadres,
identified as Arjun Majhi and Bihari Majhi from Keonjhar District.
Police arrested two Maoists cadres,
identified as identified as Raheman Sisa (16) a student of class
IX of Renga School and Suraj Disari (25), resident of Tenda village
under Semiliguda Police Station near Dudhari Ueida office in Koraput
District. They disclosed that they had been engaged in Maoist
activities by the direction of the Maoist leader Ghasi. Police
seized 200 stick gelatines, two bundles of wire, One quintal Ammonium
Nitrate and an ATM card of Damanjodi Allahabad Bank from them.
Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
cadres, identified as Dillip Munda and Srikanta Purty, from Rebana
Pallaspalli area in Keonjhar District during a joint combing operation
by the SOG and CRPF troopers. The Police recovered explosives,
one pistol and bullets from them.
Two 'Central Regional Commanders'
of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Murla Nelam Reddy alias
Raju alias Arjun alias Sukdev (24) of Galkonda village
in East Godavari District and his wife Sita Pangi alias Sumita
alias Sunita alias Bisakha (21) of Peddapaddu village
in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, were arrested during
joint combing operation by the personnel of the Odisha Police
and Central Paramilitary Forces at Narayanpatna in Koraput District.
They carried a reward of INR 100,000 each. "Their arrest has proved
the active involvement of Andhra-based hardcore Maoist cadres
in the recent rise in the violent activities of Maoists and controversial
CMAS in Koraput District," Superintendent of Police Anup Sahu
said. They had been associated with the outfit for more than seven
years. Interrogation revealed that both of them were involved
in the attack on Nayagarh town and the Police armoury there in
2008 as well as attack on bauxite mines of NALCO on Panchpatmali
hill top near Damanjodi in 2009.
Two women CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Sabita Munda alias Kuni (19) and Jamuna Munda alias
Kranti (22), surrendered before the Police in Keonjhar District.
Sabita was an 'area commander' of Kalinga Nagar division and was
involved in about a dozen crimes, SP A. K. Singh said. A pistol
and two rounds of ammunition were recovered from her. Jamuna too
was involved in several cases, including attacks on Police Stations,
murders and extortion. The surrendered women said the Maoists
had distanced themselves from their ideology and were now killing
innocent tribals, whom they were supposed to serve, Jamuna said.
"Jamuna also said that they were physically, mentally and sexually
harassed by senior cadres a number of times," Singh said.
The Maoists gave a call for a
24-hour general strike on November 15 in Malkangiri District and
Laxmiput and Baipariguda blocks of neighbouring Koraput District,
protesting against the killing of four Maoists in a gun battle
during combing operation with Police near Karlakuta village in
Malkangiri District on November 4.
Padma alias Sirisa alias
Nirmala (40), wife of the CPI-Maoist Central Committee member
Ramakrishna alias RK, was arrested along with two other
woman cadres, identified as Esori Anduluru (18) and Runi Maningi
alias Sarita (20) from Dudhari in Semiliguda block of Koraput
District, while they were on their way to Narayanpatna in a jeep.
Interrogation revealed that Esori, a native of Visakhapatnam District
has been working as a militia member of the Maoists for the past
few years. Recently, she had been selected for promotion. Padma
was on her way to Narayanpatna to meet her husband and was escorting
Esori to be trained under her husband. Runi, a resident of Bandhugaon
area in Koraput District had links with Maoists and was involved
in their activities in the area. The jeep driver, Gokul Kuldeep,
was also arrested. Maps of different townships, including that
of Nayagarh and Jehanabad, Maoist literature, and a large number
of letters in Telugu were seized from them.
A group of around 25 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist killed a class IV Government employee, identified
as Dama Madkami (26) of Salimalikonda village under Kalimela Police
Station, in MV-73 village of Malkangiri District. Maoists killed
Dama during their 24-hour bandh (general shut down) call
in Koraput District to protest against killing of four of their
militia in a Police encounter in Orkel Police Station area of
the District on November 4.
A team from Andhra Pradesh's elite
anti-Naxal force, Greyhounds, is in Koraput, to gather information
about the whereabouts of Ramakrishna alias RK, the CPI-Maoist
Central Committee member and Andhra-Orissa-Border (AOB) special
zonal committee general secretary, and his son Prithvi alias
Munna, said to be a section commander in the CPI-Maoist Central
Regional Committee (CRC). The CRC is the third such unit of AOB
and includes Srikakulam and Koraput divisions. Superintendent
of Police Anup Sahu said RK had traveled to Narayanpatna several
times in the past to monitor and plan the activities of the Maoists
and the Maoist-backed CMAS. "As per the directive of Central Committee
of the CPI-Maoist, they want to declare Naraynpatna a 'liberated
zone' on the lines of Lalgarh in West Bengal. So, RK was taking
extra interest in this area and continues to camp several days
in a row," Sahu said.
Around 30 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist blew up an unfortified Police Station at Kakiriguma
in Koraput District. A single unarmed guard was at the Police
Station when the attack occurred. Maoists allowed him to escape
before they blew it up. The Maoists also set ablaze a Police jeep
parked on the premises of the Police Station. They shouted slogans
against the Government and Security Forces before escaping into
A top Maoist cadre, identified
as Naresh Muthamajhi (30), of Adaba area of Gajapati District
surrendered before the SP. Naresh was reportedly involved in the
killing of two village guards at Katamma in the District about
three months ago and was active in Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal
Districts. He was also involved in several other incidents including
the blowing up of a Police outpost at Chandrapur, Chandrapur Mobile
Tower in Rayagada District and setting ablaze the Paniganda Forest
Beat House in Adaba in Gajapati District in December 2009.
A group of around 20 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a person, identified as Ganga Madkani
(23), near Katakunda village under MV-79 Police Station limits
in Malkangiri District, suspecting him to be a Police informer.
The Maoists escaped into nearby forest after the killing shouting
slogans against the Security Forces and the Government.
Police arrested three Maoists
identified as Irma Padiami, Era Padiami and Ganga Padiami from
Badigata forest area under Kalimela Police Limits. The Maoists
were arrested during a joint operation by the Special Operation
Group (SOG) and BSF.
Two top CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Nahu Majhi alias Ranjit (20) and Mausa Majhi alias
Terena (26) of Purunapani village under Adaba Police Station,
surrendered before the District Police Headquarters of Gajapati
District. A pistol and five bullets were deposited by them. Nou
and Mausa were active cadres of the Basadara division of Maoist
outfit, which is active in Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Ganjam
Districts. Nou confessed that he was involved in the attack on
Nayagarh town and Police armoury there in 2008. Both of them had
joined the Maoists in 2006 and had undergone arms training. They
were involved in blasting of three mobile communication towers
at Birikote in the District in March 2010. They were also involved
in the landmine attack targeted at a Police vehicle at Andhari
Ghat near Adaba on February 16, 2009. After surrender they alleged
that activities of Maoist leaders had no links with their high
sounding rhetoric and they were devoid of any ideology.
The Unified Command Meeting was
held in the Odisha Secretariat under the Chairmanship of the Chief
Secretary Bijaya Patnaik. Concerned over the lack of coordination
with Orissa Police in fight against Maoists in the state, BSF
decided to put Additional Director General of BSF Arabinda Ranjan
as an officer in the rank of IG to deal with the situation. It
was mentioned that five battalions of BSF troopers is to be deployed
in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts to help the State Police to
fight against the Maoists.
The Andhra Odisha Border (AOB)
Special Zonal Committee General Secretary, Ramakrishna alias
RK, a top leader of the CPI-Maoist escaped from the Police net
after six days of manhunt by the Special Operations Group (SOG),
Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), and CRPF and BSF
from Narayanpatna. RK carries a reward of INR 1.2 million on his
head in Andhra Pradesh.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist
surrendered before the Police at the District head quarters of
Rayagada. 'They were active members of Kondabaredi dalam
of the Srikakulam-Koraput joint division of the CPI-Maoist. One
of them was a 'commander' of the dalam,' District Superintendent
of Police Anoop Krishna told IANS. The surrendered Maoists
were wanted in various Maoist violence cases including in the
land mine blast of 2002 in Gothilapadar area of the District in
which six Paramilitary personals and a driver were killed.
Another Maoist cadre facing more
than nine criminal cases including five murders surrendered at
the District head quarters of Jajpur District. The surrendered
Maoist told Police there are some more of the cadres who wanted
to return to the mainstream after they realized the Maoists have
moved away from their ideology.
In a show of strength the CPI-Maoist-backed
CMAS took out a large protest rally at Narayanpatna in Koraput
District. Around 5,000 of its cadres took part in it demanding
release of the arrested CMAS members. It was first major demonstration
by the organisation during past one year.
Maoists shot dead a local contractor
identified as Manoj Sahu in the Brahmanigaon market in Kandhamal
Five persons, including two women
and a three-year-old child, were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up an ambulance by triggering a landmine blast near Dukulpadu
in Brahmanigaon in Kandhamal District. The victims from Sikarma
village near Brahmanigaon and were identified as Simon Mallick,
the ambulance's driver, Sushanti Pradhan, Inosi Digal (a pregnant
woman), her daughter Subhashree (3) and husband Guna Digal.
Six Maoist sympathizers were arrested
from Daringbadi area of the District. Incriminating materials,
including Maoist literature, were seized from them, Superintendent
of Police Praveen Kumar said.
Replying to a written question in the State Assembly,
Chief Minister (CM) Naveen Patnaik said that at least 78 cadres
of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) were killed
and 1,433 were arrested in the last 10 years in Odisha. Patnaik
said, "78 Maoists have died in Police action in the State during
the period from 2001 to 2010 (till November 15)." Of the 78 dead,
the highest number of cases came from Malkangiri District followed
by 15 in Koraput District and 10 in Rayagada District, he said.
The CM also informed that the State Government has spent total
of INR 585.7 million for security related causes. In last two
years up to November 15, 2010, a total of 387 Maoists have been
arrested, 28 killed and 51 have surrendered before the Police,
Patnaik added. The CM, who is also the Home Minister, said that
15 of the State's 30 revenue Districts have been accepted as Maoist-affected
under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme of the Central
Government. Patnaik said the State had no proposal under consideration
for establishment of special jail for Maoist prisoners.
Unlike previous year's week-long PLGA Week celebration,
the CPI-Maoist cadres this time have given the call for a month
long celebration beginning from December 2, 2010 to January 2,
2011 to mark the 10th formation day of the PLGA. More than 50
top Maoist Commandos have reportedly arrived to take part in Malkangiri-Andhra
Pradesh border ahead of the month long PLGA celebration. Unconfirmed
report says that the Maoists have recruited more tribal youths
into the party ahead of the celebration.
Two top cadres of the CPI-Maoist active in several
areas including West Bengal were arrested during an operation
by Police at Jamsola village in Mayurbhanj District. "A pistol
and several live cartridges were seized from the duo, identified
as Sunaram Murmu (26) of Pondusar village of West Midnapore District
and Hapna Tudu (34) of Pallo village under Suliapada Police Station
in Odisha," Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sudhakar Jena
said. "The Maoists claimed they were working in Lalgarh division
and Nayagram division of the outfit under area commander Kishen
Ji," he added. "The arrested Maoists were active in Gopiballavpur
and Nayagram Police Station areas of West Bengal and Suliapada
and Chandua areas of Mayurbhanj District," the Police said.
About 30 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked
on the abandoned Bansapani Police out post and blew it up using
a landmine at Banspal village in Keonjhar District. 'It was a
one-room house and the front portion of it has been damaged, and
no casualty is reported,' Inspector General of Police (operation)
Sanjeev Marik said.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted Hadi Badanaik,
a SPO of Andahal village under Mudulipada Police Station in Malkangiri
District. The Maoists had threatened him to resign from the SPO.
But he did not pay hid to the threatening of the Maoists for which
the Maoists abducted his Father, Mother and Wife on December 1
and later released them.
Public transport was paralyzed for the fourth
day today in Malkangiri District and certain areas of Koraput
District as the Maoists has been celebrating the 10th formation
year of its PLGA from December 2-8. The traffic also was hit in
Bandhugaon, Machkund, Onkadeli and Lamataput areas of Koraput
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist hacked
three villagers to death at Topadihi near Rourkela under K Balang
Police Station in Sundargarh District suspecting them to be Police
informer. The victims, including a ward member, identified as
Nuana Munda, a teacher, Nanjan Munda and Daudh Munda, a villager,
were abducted by the Maoists before they were killed. The villagers
found the bodies with the throats slit near rail tracks hardly
500 metres away from Topadihi railway station.
On the last day of the week-long
observation of 10th anniversary of PLGA, a group of around 60
armed Maoists killed a tribal youth, identified as Sambharu Huika,
in Odiapentha village in Koraput District. According to Koraput
SP Anup Sahu it was suspected that the tribal youth had been murdered
on the last day of PLGA week to use terror tactics to compel tribal
youths of remote areas join the violent fold. Huika had refrained
from joining the controversial CMAS in Naryanpatna area. Huika
had even allegedly refused to take part in meetings and rallies
of CMAS. "So, the only reason behind the murder was to create
a reign of terror in the area," Sahu said.
The CPI-Maoist killed two villagers
by slitting their throats in Langalkata village, under K. Bolang
Police station in Sundargarh District. According to sources in
Rourkela Police, about 200 armed Maoists barged into the village
in the wee hours and abducted six villagers at gun point. All
the hostages were taken to a nearby school building where villagers
had reportedly a heated exchange of words. Subsequently, four
villagers were let off while two were killed. The two victims
were identified as Anup Singh and Bisra Singh, whom the Maoists
suspected to be Police informers. The Maoists and the cadres of
erstwhile MCC threw the bodies along with a few posters warning
the villagers not to support the Police.
More than 10 to 12 cadres of the
CPI-Maoist set ablaze a mobile tower at Kaliatal in Baipariguda
in Koraput District. The situation has become such that the service
providers are planning to erect towers in the Police Station to
prevent damage to them. Meanwhile, reports said that the Maoists
were also opposing the Integrated Action Plan of the Centre to
develop the Insurgency-affected Districts.
Five Maoists were arrested by
SFs from Nuagaon village under K Balang Police limits in Sundargarh
District. The SFs spoiled the abduction bid by the Maoists of
three persons of Mahupada village under the same Police Station
limit. The villagers along with CRPF and SOG force chased the
Maoists and rescued all the three. SFs had seized two rifles and
some explosive materials from the arrested Maoists identified
as Bagana Tarkot, Kande Tarkot, Nancy Tarkot (woman), Mangara
Tarkot and Matara Tarkot. Mangara and Matara were top Maoists
of Jharkhand and relatives of most wanted Maoist Madhusudan Tarkot
while Kande and Nancy are siblings – brother sisters.
Three Maoists were arrested from
Raidihi forested area in Sundargarh District. The Maoists, identified
as Illajdar Lakra (35), Nima Xalxo (30), Pawal Kerketa (45) of
neighbouring Jharkhand, were arrested during combing operation
by CRPF, SOG and Police. All the three Maoists were involved in
the killing of five persons in Topadihi and Langalkata villages
during last week.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested during combing operation in Niyamgiri hills under
Kalyansinghpur Police Station limits Rayagada District. The arrested
Maoists were identified as Adyas Mandangi alias Raju (25)
from Piplapadar village in Lakshmipur block of Koraput District,
Sunil Gagaranga alias Jagdish (20) from Muniguda Police
Station area in Rayagada District, a woman cadre Sabita Jodia
(22) from Dobasil village under Kalyansinghpur Police Station
limits of the District. Two minor girls who were allegedly serving
as Maoist cadres are yet to be identified. The two minor girls
were sent to juvenile home in Berhampur, while the rest three
were lodged in the Rayagada jail. They were armed cadres of Kashipur
team of Basadara division of the Maoists, Superintendent of Police
Anup Krishna said. A large quantity of arms and ammunition including
a 9-mm Pistol, one magazine, live ammunition, country-made hand
grenade, 20 detonators, two landmines, ten large polythene sheets
used to erect tents, incriminating documents, three Maoist backpacks
that contained Maoist uniform, articles of daily use articles,
training notebooks, Maoist related literature were seized from
their possession. According to Police sources the arrested persons
were involved in a series of acts of violence in Rayagada and
At least two CPI-Maoist cadres
were killed in an encounter between the Maoists and Security Forces
at Chirubeda in Saranda forest under Bisra Police Station area
in Sundargarh District. A SOG constable, Laxman Kisan (28) went
missing and another constable Bhabagrahi Nayak (28), sustained
a bullet injury, ASP Ramachandra Panda said. A rifle and a motor-cycle
were recovered from the incident site, the ASP added. Meanwhile,
the Maoists handed over the dead body of the missing SOG trooper
Laxman to his family at Bansanala in Orissa-Jharkhand border on
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up a culvert at Podapodar of Narayanpatna Block in Koraput District.
The Maoists blew up the culvert to obstruct the BSF troopers deployed
in the area on 14th December.
Three Maoists belonging to West
Bengal, identified as Umakanta Bera of Pachurakhuara and Subash
Badhuka of Badatanga villages under Nayagram Police Station and
Rupaka Mahanta of Ramchandrapur village under Jhargram Police
Station, were arrested from Suliapada area in Mayurbhanj District.
Three rifles, 14 live cartridges and 21 gelatine sticks were seized
from their possession. The arrested Maoists were involved in several
crimes, including two murders in the District and five murders
in Jhargram area of neighbouring West Bengal, Superintendent of
Police Dayal Gangwar said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik,
replying to a question by Congress member Mamata Madhi, in the
State Assembly, said that at least 91 civilians had been killed
by Maoists in Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada and Nawrangpur Districts
since 2000. However, Patnaik said information regarding the compensation
provided to the families of the deceased civilians was under collection.
A group of about 50 armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist, including women cadres, raided the make-shift
camp of the ARSS Infrastructure Limited, a private construction
company, and set ablaze 14 vehicles of the construction company
at Pindiki under Mohana Police Station area in Gajapati District.
The Maoists set ablaze a mobile
communication tower. Before escaping, they cut down trees to block
the Paralakhemundi-Mohana road to stop the movement of Security
Forces, DIG, Southern Range R K. Sharma, said.
At least three
cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with elite
anti-Maoist SOG in Bijayghati at Turli hillock in Narayanpatna
area in Koraput District. DIG Soumendra Priyadarshi said, the
joint Police team of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh raided a hideout
in the District, considered to be a Maoist stronghold and the
encounter took place, which lasted about an hour and resulted
in killing three of them. A gun and 25 Maoist kit bags were recovered
from the encounter site, Priyadarshi added.
A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre identified
as Pradip Majhi (26) reportedly attempted suicide at Adaba Police
Station in Gajapati District and later succumbed to the injuries
on way to MKCG Medical College Hospital. Majhi attempted suicide
by hanging from the ceiling of his room, SP Sarthak Sarangi, claimed.
Majhi was a native of Londagia village. Majhi along with three
cadres were arrested from Londagia during combing operation on
December 24. The other three cadres are identified as Somanath
Majhi, Bulu Majhi and Bijay Majhi. They all were reportedly involved
in Maoist activities including explosion in Raipanka village in
the District, Sarangi added.
State IG Sanjeev Marik said "The
Maoists have weakened. They are not getting support. They are
not able to increase their strength as people are refusing to
At least two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed
in an encounter between the Maoists and the Police in Paikamal
area of Bargarh District. Acting on a tip off, the Police and
the SOG started a joint combing operation in the area and killed
the two Maoists while others managed to escape. Police suspected
that more than 50 Maoists have remained in the area. The combing
operation has been intensified. The dead body of the Maoists along
with rice, shoes, potato and some clothes have been recovered
from the encounter site. The Maoists are yet to be identified.
A CPI-Maoist woman cadre, identified as Arati
Motamajhi (22), was arrested by SFs from Chandrapur area in Rayagada
District. Arati is a resident of Ghatiguda village under Adaba
Police Station limits in Gajapati District. She had joined the
Maoist about a year back, SP, Anup Krishna said.
A Bal Vahini (child volunteer) cadre of
the Maoist, identified as Rajani Motamajhi (12), surrendered before
the Police in the District. Rajani confessed that she had joined
Maoists around four months back. According to her, Maoists had
come to their village and asked four minor girls like her to bring
food for them into the forest. After scrutinising the four girls
the Maoists had chosen Rajani. She was not allowed to go back
home. According to her she was working under Azad, leader of Bamsadara
division of the outfit. She used to wake up at 4am and took up
different training and work provided to her by the Maoist leaders.
It included cleaning of guns, exercises and handling of small
A CRPF trooper, identified as Tek Chand, was shot
dead and a Police constable of the OSAP, identified as Ramesh
Kandhapani was seriously injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist
at Hanumantpur village under Chandrapur block in Rayagada District.
The encounter took place when the Maoists opened fire on Security
men on routine surveillance duty at the Hanumantpur weekly market,
the Police said. The troopers retaliated, but the Maoists escaped.
The SOG and the CRPF team combing the forests
near Paikamal area of Bargarh District reportedly faced firing
On December 27, and an encounter took place between the Maoists
and the SFs in which two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed.
The deceased were identified as Madhav Singh Thakur, the area
block president of BJP, and Ramesh Sahu, a businessman. Thakur's
body was identified by his family members. The family members
of the victims refuted the claim that they were Maoists on December
30. Madhav was the president of BJP's Paikamal block unit. He
was in no way linked to Maoist activities, his brother Gunakar
Thakur said. 'Ramesh was a businessman and everybody in the area
knew him. He was never involved in Maoist activities,' Sahu's
uncle Hrusikesh said. However, Bargarh SP Soorya Thankappan said,
"Our forces had definite information that a Maoist camp was running
there. When we raided the camp we were fired at. In the crossfire,
two Maoists were killed". IG (Operation) Sanjeev Marik said the
gun battle took place after Police raided the Maoists camp. Both
were linked to the Maoists. A government inquiry has been ordered.
A jailed CPI-Maoist 'commander', identified as
Ashok Narayan Bhukta alias Damadeo, who worked for strengthening
the base of the Maoists in Sundergarh District has died of illness,
jail sources of Sambalpur District said. Damadeo, convicted by
a Rourkela court under the Arms Act after his arrest in December
2007 and facing trial in many other cases, died at the VSS Medical
College Hospital at Burla, the sources added. A native of Baruatand
village in the jurisdiction of Keredi Police Station in Jharkhand,
Damadeo was involved in over 10 cases including murder, massacre
and violence in Sambalpur District.