of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Sudhir Dhawale was arrested at
Wardha railway station in Wardha District.
Two Maoist cadres
identified as Srinivas alias Sachin Ailayya Zumble (27)
and Bhaskar alias Akshay alias Sachin Kore (27)
were arrested in a Police raid in Saundad village in Gondia District.
Khadse received bullet injury after cadres of the CPI-Maoist
fired upon a combined SF from Kasansur Police Station near
Punnoor village in Etapalli Tehsil of Gadchiroli District.
300 Maoist pamphlets aimed to popularise CPI-Maoist doctrine,
letters written in Gondi language, paper clippings about Maoist
activities and the Government's efforts to bring the activities
under control, banners against the Government and in support of
Naxalism (LWE) and incriminatory documents and from the room of
one Jeevan Kolhe (30) in Yavatmal District.
and cadres of the CPI-Maoist exchanged fire at Gudekasa forest,
around 10 kilometres away from Murumgaon in Gadchiroli District.
"It was probably a section of the military dalam.
of the CPI-Maoist triggered a low-intensity landmine blast in
Yerkad in Dhanora Tehsil in Gadchiroli District. In the
blast a Police jeep was damaged and Prashant Muktavaram, the jeep
driver, sustained some cuts, Police said.
SF personnel recovered
about 32 kilograms of explosives planted by the cadres of the
CPI-Maoist near Repanpalli-Chhlewada village in Aheri Taluka
in Gadchiroli District. Dog squads and a special Police party,
deployed in the area, stumbled upon a cable line during a demining
operation on the road stretch, which led to recovery of the explosives
and 95 metres of wire from the area, the Police said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj
Chavan, made an urgent plea for central assistance for its ongoing
modernization of the Police Force in view of the State's rapid
urbanization and the terror threats it faces.
The Staff Selection Commission
(SSC) will recruit 53,200 constables for Central para-military
forces through a common recruitment examination, SSC Chairman
N K Raghupathy said in Mumbai.
A group of armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist opened fire at Laheri Police Station, under Bhamragarh
division, in Gadchiroli District. The exchange of fire between
Police and the Maoists continued for a long time, Police said,
adding that no casualty had been reported in the incident so far.
A group of cadres of the CPI-Maoist
numbering about 30 to 40 came to the site of under-construction
Piperkhari Gauritola Road near Piperkhari village of Deori tehsil
in Gondia District and set ablaze a road roller.
An alleged CPI-Maoist cadre Bhimrao
Bhowate alias Bhanu was taken into Police custody for his
reported involvement in Left-Wing Extremist activities in Nagpur.
Bhowate was arrested along with his wife Sunanda alias
Megha and three others by the Gondia Police in December 2010.
Maoist literature and other pro-revolutionary material had been
recovered from them.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set up
a memorial to pay homage to the martyrs of century-old Bhoomkal
movement on the side of a highway connecting Maharashtra with
Chhattisgarh in Dhanora tehsil in Gadchiroli District and
put up a stone in the middle of the road and tied a banner that
urged the Government to withdraw the Operation Green Hunt.
[Bhoomkal movement was launched by the tribals against the British
rule.] Teams of Gadchiroli District Police, C-60 commandos and
Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad rushed to the place after wires
were spotted near the memorial. The stuck traffic was released
gradually after the Police removed the obstacle.
A missing youth
from Bihar, identified as Santosh Gulab Mishra (25) was killed
by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Wangejhari area in Etapalli Taluka
of Gadchiroli District. The Police said Mishra was missing from
his house in Bihar since the last five months.
(45), deputy Sarpanch of Repanpalli gram panchayat
and ward member at Chhallewada in Aheri Taluka was suspected
to be killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District.
Lengure, also a Congress party worker had gone to Kamlapur in
the morning and on his way back to Chhallewada he was being killed
by the suspected cadres, Police said.
The West Bengal
Police took the custody of a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre identified
as Akher Abdul Gaffar Mandal (35), who was arrested by the Maharashtra
ATS from Tata Nagar hutments at Govandi on March 10. "Mondal was
accused in the Explosives and Arms case in 2003 and the Arms Act
case in 2007. With his accomplices, he had attacked Naroliya Anchal
panchayat office on December 23 last year and killed the
village pradhan using country-made arms and bombs." Rakesh
Maria, ADG (ATS), said. "Following the murder, Mandal escaped
from West Bengal and took refuge in Pune for some time, before
coming to Mumbai. We have informed the West Bengal Police and
a team is on its way to take his custody," said Maria.
The District Police's
C-60 commando units engaged the CPI-Maoist cadres led by Dhanora
Dalam area commander Dinkar in an encounter in Shivanghat
forest in Dhanora tehsil in Gadchiroli District. The encounter
lasted for around 40-minutes before the Maoists started retreating.
"There may not be any confirmation of casualties on the Maoists
side but witnesses claimed that a couple of injured were dragged
away," ASP, Chandrasekhar Meena said. The Police recovered six
pittus (backpacks), one claymore mine, one SLR magazine with 20
live cartridges, around five detonators, about 100-feet wire,
two sacks in which weapons and ammunitions are carried and two
Maoists dairies including one of Dinkar. Among the materials recovered
were posters against the Chhattisgarh Government and its Chief
Minister Raman Singh in particular. There were other Maoists literatures
too. It referred to the outfit’s ideologies and criticism of the
A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres
reportedly killed Keju Damaji Ichami (60) in Jabti-Khandi village
in Gadchiroli District. About 20 to 25 armed Maoists, including
women, woke up Ichami from his house and forcibly took him to
a nearby forest and killed him by attacking with sharp weapons,
the Police said adding that the motive of the killing was not
leader from Chhattisgarh, K Madhukar Rao will undertake a three-day
public awareness campaign against CPI-Maoist in Bhamragarh tehsil
of Gadchiroli District. Rao, started the Salwa Judum campaign
in Chhattisgarh in June 2005, at Karkeli village of Bijapur District,
will address rallies of people in Lahiri, Bhamragarh and Bhatpar
villages. SP Veeresh Prabhu said, "He sought permission for
rallies. So, we made enquiry about him with our counterparts in
Bijapur where he belongs. We got positive reports, so we decided
to allow him. Rao is going to create awareness among tribals about
how Maoists have been throttling development, how they have unleashed
a culture of violence and how they don’t follow what they preach."
Ranchi Police arrested two cadres
of the CPI-Maoist, including a dalam ‘commander’ in Shahada
tehsil of Nandurbar District. On a tip off, a team of Ranchi
Police in collaboration with their Nandurbar counterparts arrested
the two cadres identified as Chhotu Singh Munda (25) and Budharam
Munda (30), both residents of Baredi village of Tamad tehsil
in Ranchi District, the Police said. Besides their suspected involvement
in a 2009 landmine blast in Jharkhand in which four Policemen
were killed, the two were also wanted in cases of abduction and
rape. Police said the Maoists, who had fled from Ranchi, worked
in Malkapur of Buldhana District, before adopting fake aliases
of Shukva Munda and Barish Munda in a ginning mill in Untavad
in Shahada tehsil.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted
a person from Nehalkal village and killed him on suspicion of
him being a Police informer in Korchi tehsil of Gadchiroli
District. The dead body of the slain, Budharam Pudo (35), was
recovered on Kotgul-Sonepur road on March 31 Sources said that
a band of Maoists reached the village during late night hours
and summoned Pudo out of his house. They accused him of being
a Police informer and took him with them in the forest, killed
him and threw his dead body along the road some one-and-a-half
kilometer away from Kotgul Police outpost.
A former CPI-Maoist cadre and
three Policemen of SAP (Anti-Maoist Operation) were arrested by
the Police in Gadchiroli District. According to Police, surrendered
Maoist Raghu alias Jalmasai Sadmake (38) along with three
constables identified as Ratan Gorgunda (31), Peta Mara Talandi
(30), and Deepak Madhavrao Atram (29) entered the house of local
businessman, Manoj Motilal Makhija, in village Kadholi in Kurkheda
Tehsil and looted INR 40,000 at gun point. The accused
demanded INR One million from Motilal and threatened to blow up
his truck, parked outside, before decamping with INR 40,000 cash,
the Police said.
A Police constable, Dhananjay
Mhaske was killed in an encounter between Special Operation Squad
and CPI-Maoist cadres near Kandoli village in Etapalli tehsil
of Gadchiroli District. While three more constables, Shankar Pungati,
Prashant Mesharam and Sunil Tore were injured in the incident.
Police sources said that a C-60 party was carrying out anti-Maoists
operations in the jungle near Kandoli village when lurking Maoists
ambushed the troopers at around 4pm, according to The Times of
India. The troopers retaliated, and an encounter started between
the two sides. ASP, Aheri Ranjan Kumar Sharma confirmed the death
of one of the troopers in the encounter with the Maoists.
The State DGP Ajit
while talking to
reporters in Nagpur, that the Naxals (LWE) too had developed a
strong intelligence network parallel to that of the Security Agencies.
Parasnis visited Gadchiroli District Police Headquarters along
with a team of the senior officers of State Police and Central
Paramilitary Forces to pay homage to C-60 trooper Dhananjay Mhaske,
killed in an encounter with the cadres of the CPI-Maoist on April
8. "The DGP also had a brief discussion with the senior officials
about the compensation package that can be offered to the injured
C-60 commando. The top Police Officer had been repeatedly assuring
the jawan that he would stand by his family too," said
the hospital source. Parasnis, apart from attending a meeting
of the personnel to hear their grievances, also took review of
the law and order situation in the District. The DGP is learnt
to have spent time with the senior officials discussing the details
of the security arrangement and anti-Naxal operation tactics.
"We had gone for a search operation after there was an input regarding
presence of Naxals in that particular area. Like the Police Parties
had the input regarding the Naxals, the rebels too had managed
to gather information about Police presence," said Parasnis.
Chichgarh squad of Anti-Naxal (LWE)
Special Action Force recovered arms and ammunition from CPI-Maoist
hideouts between Chichgarh and Maisuli forests in Gondia District.
This ammunition was being accumulated here for some future attack
in this region. The estimated cost of this ammunition is over
INR 16,000. While the Chichgarh anti-Naxal squad was on routine
combing operation, it received a tip-off that some ammunition
has been stashed away in the forest. The squad recovered the cache
that included two stengun magazines, one stengun, 9mm pistols
with 56 live rounds and material related to Maoist movement.
Six CRPF troopers were injured in
an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forests of Khobramendha
near Malewada village under Wadsa division of Gadchiroli District.
One of the injured troopers, identified as Mahendra Singh from
Punjab, later died of his injuries. Viresh Prabhu, SP, Gadchiroli
said that the encounter started following CRPF troopers getting
information about heavy Maoists presence in the Khobramendha forest.
"We suspected couple of deaths from the Naxalite (LWE) side as
heavy firing witnessed from both the sides," he said. However,
the District administration could not find a single body of Naxalite
at the site.
The security agencies in Maharashtra
and Chhattisgarh are verifying the death of Mangal Singh Korchami
alias Diwakar, 'commander' of the Tippagarh dalam
and 'secretary' of the North Gadchiroli division of the Dandakaranya
Special Zonal Committee in Nagpur. Diwakar's family in Talwargarh
village in North Gadchiroli received the news of the death through
a letter supposedly sent by his dalam. Police sources say
that Diwakar wanted to start a separate outfit. The Tippagarh
dalam was largely responsible for the 51 Police deaths in 2009.
SP Viresh Prabhu confirmed the
death of a top CPI-Maoist leader Nagesh alias Shankar Tukka
Pungati (38), 'commander-in-chief' of North Gadchiroli-Gondia
division, along with two other Maoist cadres on the basis of Maoists
pamphlets recovered from Malewada Village in Kurkheda Taluk
in Gadchiroli District.
Nagesh had clubbed four different
Maoists dalams and had laid ambush on a patrolling party of CRPF
in the hilly terrain of Khobramendha jungles.
Mangal Singh Korchami alias
Diwakar, a top ranking Naxal (LWE) leader was killed by dalam
members of the CPI-Maoist in Nagpur District. Diwakar was the
'commander' of the Tippagarh dalam and 'secretary' of the
North Gadchiroli division of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee
(DKSZC) in Nagpur.
A senior CPI-Maoist couple, identified
as 'commander' Surya alias Ramesh Gawde and his wife Jamuna alias
Dasri Atram, belonging to the Sironcha dalam, surrendered
before the Police in Gadchiroli District. According to the Police,
they escaped from their place of posting in Chhattisgarh to reach
the Gadchiroli SP office a few days ago. "It is a big surrender.
They have been senior cadres in dalams since 2005. While Surya
is 26, Jamuna is 20. They contacted me from Chhattisgarh saying
they wanted to give up arms since they were feeling suffocated
and wronged," SP Veeresh Prabhu said. The couple is involved in
at least 10 cases of crimes, including firing on the Police, arson
and murders, the SP claimed.
Top Police officials of Gadchiroli
District visited Kandholi and other nearby villages and met the
locals as part of a drive to boost confidence of villagers in
the anti-Naxal (LWE) fight. They engaged the villagers in the
discussion to fight the Maoists. A large number of villagers turned
up for the meeting and vowed to fight the extremists, the Police
The ATS arrested a top cadre of
the CPI-Maoist identified as Anjali Sontakke alias Angela,
was arrested from Thane District. Anjali is also known by other
names like Kavita, Sunita Patil, Iskara and Rama.
The ATS arrested a woman cadre of
the CPI-Maoist identified as Sushma Ramteke alias Shraddah
Gurav alias Arti (27), from a rented apartment in Talaopali
area in Thane District.
Three women CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Mayuri Bhagat alias Jenny (23), Jyoti Chorghe (19) and
Anuradha Sonule (23) were arrested by the Maharashtra ATS from
Maoist cadre identified as Siddharth
Bhosale alias Jeeva (24), aide of Sonule was arrested from
Chandawa area in Nashik District, ATS Chief Rakesh Maria said.
He was produced before a local court on April 29 and was remanded
to Police custody till May 3.
61 tribal youths from Gadchiroli
District, arrested for reported links with CPI-Maoist, have written
a letter to the Chief Minister, on the occasion of 51st anniversary
of creation of Maharashtra, threatening to go on a hunger strike
to protest their detention without trial.
15 CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a 'commander', a 'deputy commander' and seven women cadres, surrendered
before Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil in Gadchiroli District.
The 'commander' was identified as Suryu Ramesh Violla Gawde (26),
while the 'deputy commander' was identified as Shekar Duge (26),
the Police added.
A landmine blast triggered by the
CPI-Maoist cadres killed six persons of a family, including a
five-year-old boy, on Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon road near Tavitola
village in Dhanora Police Station limit in Gadchiroli District.
Gadchiroli SP S Veeresh Prabhu, said, "It is very shocking the
way Naxals LWE didn't bother to check on their target before triggering
the blast." Naxals are learnt to have followed up the blast with
constant firing on the victims.
The deceased were identified as
Tarulata Sarkar (70), Pushplata Verma (42), Santosh Verma (45),
Aakash Verma (5), Shankari Biswas (30) and driver Rais (28) while
the four injured persons were Ishika Das (11), Mita Biswas (40),
Mrs Rai (45), and Manoram Sarkar (28).
The Maoist cadres set ablaze construction
material at an under construction Government building at Perimili
in Aheri tehsil of the District.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered
an IED targeting a Police patrol party in the forests at Alapalli-Etapallu
road near Tondel village in Gadchiroli District.
The Maharashtra ATS arrested 10
CPI-Maoist cadres hailing from West Midnapore District in West
Bengal, from their hideout at Shirur in Pune District.
ATS Chief, Maria said six of the
10 arrested had Police records in West Midnapore and were associated
with pro-Maoist Sidhu Kanu Gana Militia of West Bengal.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist reportedly
killed Lalsay Chandu Helami (37), accusing him of being a Police
informer, in the Gadchiroli District.
Two persons travelling in a pickup
tempo carrying groceries were abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres
and later their vehicle was set ablaze near Arvel forest in Gadchiroli
District. Sources said that trader Vijay Gupta from Allapalli
dispatched the vehicle filled with milk, groceries and vegetables
meant for Paramilitary Forces camping at various places in Bhairamgarh
tehsil. A group of Maoists intercepted the vehicle in the
forests of Arvel and reportedly looted everything kept inside
it. The tempo diver Anwar and Parag Pandhre were abducted by Maoist
cadres and taken into the forest.
Following the arrest of suspected
cadres of the CPI-Maoist from the Pune District recently, the
Pune rural Police have formed a special Anti Naxal and Anti Terrorist
Cell to gather intelligence on activities related to Naxalism
Four Police personnel, including
two SPOs and over 20 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in two different
encounters in Gadchiroli District. "At around 7.30 a.m. in Nalgonda
forest, four C60 commando search parties were ambushed by Naxalites.
The ambush and exchange of fire went on for more than 1 hour and
15 minutes. One Police constable, Chinna Gilla Venta (30), was
killed and two were injured," Rahul Sheth, Gadchiroli ASP Operations
said. Sheth said 12-14 Naxals were killed. "When our Police parties
chased the Naxals, they ran away and left behind two bodies. An
AK-47 magazine was found on one of the bodies, indicating that
the deceased was a senior commander."
In the second encounter, Sheth
said two C60 teams on a search operation from Tadgao post in Gadchiroli
were attacked by Naxalites. "At around 9.15 a.m., they discovered
an IED on the Tadgao-Bhamragad road. When they proceeded to the
Bejur hillock to conduct a search operation, the Naxals sitting
in ambush attacked them. We lost two SPOs and one constable in
that attack which continued for around two hours," he said. "Around
eight to 10 Naxals were killed. But their colleagues took away
their bodies with them," he added. The Police did not recover
any weapon as "the Naxals ran away with all their weapons," Sheth
The State ATS, Pune unit, informed
a magisterial court that the 10 suspected LWE arrested from the
Pune railway station complex belong to the CPI-Maoist, and several
others are still being sheltered in Pune region and other parts
of the State. DSP Vinod Satav said in the remand plea that the
ATS is probing the possibility whether they have recruited locals
In the wake of increased CPI-Maoist
activities in the State and surrounding areas, the Maharashtra
Government has upgraded the rank of anti-Naxal operations (ANO)
chief from the existing DIG to ADGP, to better counter the Maoist
threat, an official said.
The new chief VD Misra of State's
Naxal operation cell, said that he was ready to face the challenge.
He was recently promoted to the rank of ADGP. "I had worked in
the Naxal operation cell in 2004. So the Naxal issue is not new
to me. I had also worked with the Gadchiroli Police as a young
officer," said Misra. He added, "I had worked in the sensitive
District as ASP when there were no sophisticated arms and weapons."
A young woman CPI-Maoist cadre
surrendered before the authorities in Gadchiroli District. The
Maoist, identified as Kalpana Jantri Madavi (24) confessed before
the Police that she belonged to Darekasa Dalam and was
actively involved in a number of encounters and land mine blasts.
She did not carry any weapons at the time of surrender before
the Superintendent of Police Gadchiroli, the Police said.
A farm labourer identified as
Gilla Gawade (40) was abducted from his home in Burgi village
in Etapalli tehsil in Gadchiroli District and was killed
on suspicion of being Police informer.
A group of Maoists abducted Bajirao
Madavi (44) from Yedaskuhi village in Kurkheda tehsil in
Gadchiroli District and shot him dead in a nearby forest on suspicion
of being Police informer.
Two suspected Maoists robbed a
railway gateman at his post between Bakal and Rajnandgaon railway
stations in Nagpur District. The suspected Maoists decamped with
cash, mobile phone and bike belonging to the gateman. They also
threatened to blow up the railways track which passes through
the forest areas considered as a Maoist den.
The CPI-Maoist cadres beheaded
two youths abducted from different villages in Chamorshi block
of Gadchiroli District. Their dead bodies were found in the forest
in Ghot area in the next morning. The victims were identified
as Rakesh Kohi of Kadbi Tola village and Sharad Narote of Regdi
village. Both the deceased youths were reportedly aspiring to
join the Police as SPO. However, Gadchiroli Superintendent of
Police refuted reports that the youths were planning to become
Union Minister of State for Railways,
K. H. Muniyappa, said that two important railway projects in the
Naxal [Left-Wing Extremist]-affected Gadchiroli and Rotegaon-Puntamba
areas of the State will start up soon. A provision has been made
in this year's Railway budget for laying new railway-line from
Wadsa-Desaigunj to Gadchiroli, he said.
A 24-year-old youth identified
as Sundersha Alam was killed by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres in
Repanpalli village in Chamorshi taluka in Gadchiroli District,
suspecting him to be a Police informer.
A recent report prepared by the
office of A. K. Joshi, principal chief conservator of forests
(PCCF) and head of forest force (HoFF), Maharashtra, says Gadchiroli
and Gondia Districts are badly affected as far as forestry works
are concerned due to activities of the CPI-Maoist. The report
says withdrawal of forestry operations like logging, silviculture,
bamboo removal, extraction of minor forest produce (MFP) etc.
was causing a loss of revenue annually to the tune of over INR
900 million in Gadchiroli District and INR 150 million in Gondia
District. The report says the Maoist menace is also causing loss
of 3.55 million man-days employment in Gadchiroli and 300,000
man-days in Gondia.
A former deputy sarpanch,
also a road contractor, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Murumgaon,
bordering Chhattisgarh in Gadchiroli District. According to reports,
a group of Maoists stormed the residence of Ramchandra Bahirwar
(58) and called him outside to talk. There ensued a heated exchange
of words between them that led the Maoists gunning him down.
Suspected Maoists killed a youth
identified as Shrikant Telange (32), for allegedly being a Police
informer in Ubapli in Dhanora tehsil in the District.
The Naxalism-hit Gadchiroli and
Chandrapur Districts are set to receive INR 800 million from the
Union Government for development of infrastructure to market agricultural
produce. "The government will set up 18 Agriculture Produce Market
Committees [APMCs] in these two eastern districts of the state,
where farmers can market their produce," state agriculture and
marketing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil said.
Two persons were killed by a group
of CPI-Maoist cadres in Khobramendha village in Gadchiroli District.
The deceased have been identified as Nizam Shah (42) and Ratan
A suspected CPI-Maoist sympathizer,
Bandu Gawande, was arrested by Sironcha Police of Gadchiroli District
from the premises of Nagpur Central Jail as soon as he was released.
Bandu Gawande was taken away to Chamorshi, where he was charged
under preventive action.
Three persons were killed allegedly
by CPI-Maoist cadres on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border in
two separate incidents in Gadchiroli District. Punjaram Durve
(34) was killed by the Maoists in Kotgul village in Korchi taluka.
Two persons identified as Rakesh
Goya (20) and Dalsu Pada (35) were killed by the Maoists on suspicion
of being Police informers in Peepli-Boorgi village in Kasansur.
Around 1,020 youth from Vidarbha
have been recruited by Army over the last nine months, a senior
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
farm labourer at Chichoda village in Dhanora tehsil of
Gadchiroli District, suspecting him of being a Police informer.
State Home Minister R. R. Patil
said that the challenges posed by Naxalites should be taken up
The teams of the Gadchiroli Police
carried out an operation in the forest near Pipli (Burgi) in Gadchiroli
District and arrested five Maoist cadres. The Police recovered
four manually loading guns and ammunition from their possession.
The arrested Maoists are identified as Buccha Pungati (23), Manku
Pada (22), Madi Lekami (30), Madi Pungati (40) and Vinod Pada
(21), all residents of Pipli (Burgi).
In a raid carried out on the basis
of a tip-off in Hedri forest under Etapalli division in Gadchiroli
District, a woman Maoist cadre identified as Sunita alias
Karuna Katwo (27), of Mudher village, was arrested.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly
killed three persons including a sarpanch in Korchi Taluka
in Gadchiroli District.
The Police rounded up one Manguram
Tulavi, at the interstate bus stop at Ganeshpeth in Pune District.
He was suspected to have links with the CPI-Maoist but was later
released after questioning.
The Pune city Police alerted colleges
in the city about Naxalite sleeper cells trying to spread their
wings on campuses in a bid to attract students to their ideology.
Two Maoists were arrested by Police
from Vengalur in Mulchera taluka of Gadchiroli District
in connection with a double murder case. The arrested Maoists
are identified as Ramsu Gota (28) and Ramesh Gavade (26). Two
persons, Ravindra Sharad Duggaji (27) and Rakesh Koi (28), were
allegedly killed by the Maoists on June 9 near Police help centre
Two Naxals, who were arrested
by Gadchiroli Police in a joint operation with paramilitary forces,
were produced before the court. The arrested duo was identified
as Naxal militia 'commander' Chamru Naitam and his aide Mansaram
Naorte from village Bhatamnar village in Dhanora tehsil.
They were allegedly involved in hijacking a tanker carrying chemicals
while it was passing through dense forest area in Dhanora tehsil
on March 10, 2010. A week back, six suspected rebels were arrested
from village Munjalgondi which led to the arrest of Naitam and
Two C-60 commando personnel were
injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres targeted the tail convoy of
the NCPCR team in the jungles of Sawanga in Gadchiroli District.
The NCPCR team, led by Chairperson Shantha Sinha had gone to Kamangad
in Dhanora tehsil, for inspection of an ashramshala.
A teenage boy, identified as Vishnu
Amarsingh Dhanliya (18) from Belgaon village, was injured in an
explosion when he tried pulling out a CPI-Maoist banner in Mumgaon
at Dhanora taluka in Gadchiroli District.
Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan
expressed the need for paying immediate attention to the problems
of Gadchiroli, Chandrapur and other Naxal affected Districts.
He was interacting with the chairman and members of the Vijay
Kelkar panel at Raj Bhavan in Pune. The discussion was held to
lay stress on balanced regional development. "If attention is
not paid to the developmental concerns of these regions, there
would be difficulty in maintaining law and order," he said.
State Home Minister and Gadchiroli
guardian minister R.R. Patil said he supports a truce with the
Naxalites for the sake of the District's development. He said
if Naxalites put down their arms for five years the District would
definitely see development. He was speaking during the Independence
Day celebrations on August at Gadchiroli. Four Naxalites surrendered
arms in his presence on the occasion. Patil said violence by Naxalites
was the main hurdle in developing Gadchiroli district. "It has
rich natural resources, but is deprived of development, leading
to Naxal problem," said Patil. Even as he asked Naxalites to lay
down arms for development, he maintained that the state was quite
capable of dealing with the Naxal menace.
One havildar of State Police and
two troopers of the CoBRA were killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist
fired at a patrolling party in Makadchuha village in Gadchiroli
District. One woman Maoist dalam commander of the Chatgaon
dalam identified as Raneeta alias Ramko Hichami
(35) was also killed in retaliatory firing. While Havildar Pardeshi
Sukudi Devangaon died in the firing, CoBRA troopers, Chandrashekhar
Suresh Kore (28) and Yasin Mohammad, succumbed to their injuries.
Another trooper Chandan Nath Shirish Kumar and Police sub-inspector
Vitthal Pawar were also injured. Police recovered some Maoist
literature, a 303 rifle and 14 live rounds from near the body
of Raneeta. Raneeta, had been in the dalam for about two decades,
was the wife of Sunil, a cadre of the north-Gadchiroli divisional
committee of the CPI-Maoist, which is active in this part.
The Police arrested three CPI-Maoist
cadres, identified as Barsay Gawde (40), Subhash Gawde (20) and
Saku Pada, in the murder case of trader Ramchandra Gaherwar from
Gurrekasa village in Gadchiroli District.
The Gadchiroli Police received
five new MPVs with improved features for effective anti-Naxalite
The Maharashtra Government
has granted the administrative approval of INR 150 million for
the Naxal-infested Gadchiroli District for the year 2011-12.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres
were arrested in Gadchiroli District, in connection with the killing
of three Policemen during an encounter in Makadchuha in the District
on August 20.
Intelligence agencies reported
that contractors are often forced to suspend work due to the fear
of CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District. "Road and bridge
construction work was discontinued at several places after rebels
cracked the whip. Pay up or pack up is the unwritten norm," said
a security source. Work on a mining project in Gadchiroli was
discontinued after Maoists demanded that the work be stopped.
Sources said Maoists threatened the company of dire consequences
even after a section of the Maoists accepted substantial amounts
from project officials. Tendu contractors too have to cough up
sizeable sums for collecting the leaves, meant for bidi industry,
from the forests in Gadchiroli. "Every contractor of tendu leaves
had to pay Rs five lakh to the Naxals in 2011," said a reliable
Borra Vidpi (40) was killed by
the Maoists at village Gopnar in Bhamragad tehsil. Sources
said that Maoists abducted Vidpi suspecting him to be a Police
informer. He was shot dead in the nearby forest and his body was
thrown on Hedra Road.
Maoist's banners and a bunch of
handbills were recovered from Bramhapuri-Wadsa Road near Bramhapuri
in Chandrapur. Separately, the Maoists put up banners and distributed
pamphlets near the T point in Chichgad Village in Deori Taluk
in Gondia District.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed three
persons in two separate incidents in Gadchiroli District. The
Maoists abducted Ranu alias Kiran Pusali (30) and his wife Jaswanda
alias Devli (25) from a relative's house in village Jhari in Dhanora
tehsil (revenue unit).
A bandh was observed in
Dhanora, Etapalli and Kurkheda tehsils following a call
given by the Maoists to mark the 7th foundation day of the CPI-Maoist.
A team of C 60 battalion of the
Police exchanged fire with a CPI-Maoist platoon led by 'commander'
Dinesh near Msanjhurwa and Lalzhari villages under Duggipar Police
Station in Gondia District.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres
set ablaze two JCB machines belonging to Border Road Organisation
in Wadgham village in Sironcha in Gadchiroli District. Around
100 Maoist cadres reached the village late in the night, woke
up two security guards deployed there, poured fuel on the two
JCB machines and set those ablaze.
SFs neutralised an intensive
training camp of the CPI-Maoist in a major operation carried out
in the forest of Gyarapati under Kurkheda Police division in Gadchiroli
District. The details of operation were revealed to media on September
28. While several Maoists are suspected to be injured in the encounter,
SFs recovered a couple of Bharmar guns and hoard of Naxal material
from the camping site. The Police claimed that it was an intensive
training camp involving training in firearms, explosives, use
of medicine, political agenda and media approach. "We have recovered
inflammatory banners, posters, Naxal literature, ration, detonators,
wire bundles, two Bharmar guns along with 10 tents. There were
black boards scribbled with mathematics, extensive supply of medicines,
radio kits etc, giving a sense intensive Naxal training in the
dense jungle," an unnamed Police officer said. The gun battle
began around 9am, when over 50 Maoists belonging to Khobramenda
and Tippagarh dalam fired at approaching SFs. However,
they could not face the assault of SFs for long and retreated
into the forest.
Somji alias Soma Ayutu
Made (30), reported to be a top CPI-Maoist 'commander' from Bastar
District in Chhattisgarh, was arrested in an operation in Gadchiroli
Four CRPF troopers were injured
in an ambush carried out by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist near
Bhiwankojhi village in Kurkheda tehsil in Gadchiroli District.
According to sources, a convoy of seven vehicles belonging to
CRPF battalion was returning from Gyarapati Police assistance
centre to Kotgal, when it was attacked by the Maoists near Bhiwankojhi
village in the wee hours. Maoists reportedly carried out the blast
to stall the movement of the CRPF convoy and fired indiscriminately
on the forces. A clamour mine and a hand grenade left by Maoists
were also recovered from the incident site.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed Mahendra
Bawankar (35), in Kothi village of Gadchiroli District suspecting
him to be a Police informer. Nearly 10-15 Maoist cadres entered
Kothi village under Bhamragarh tehsil in the night of October
2 and took away Mahendra.
Six persons were detained up
by the Pune ATS of the Crime Branch from Kondhwa for alleged CPI-Maoist
links in Pune District. Officers attached to the Crime Branch
said the interrogation of some people from Kondhwa was on in connection
with their suspected Naxal links, but refused to divulge any more
information. The Police were yet to come to a conclusion on the
matter of Naxal links.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed an abducted
farmer of Tadgaon in Bhamragad of Gadchiroli District, suspecting
him to be a Police informer.
A gun battle broke out between
the CPI-Maoist cadres and SFs near Bandugaon forest under Salekasa
tehsil in Gondia District.
The State Government has asked
DGP K Subramaniam whether the Andhra Pradesh model of tackling
Naxal menace could be adopted in the State.
Maharashtra Government is planning
to acquire an additional helicopter for air-lifting operations
in the Naxal-dominated areas of the State. State Home Minister
RR Patil said that currently the State had only one, hired helicopter
for this purpose.
The fight against the CPI-Maoist
is likely to get a significant boost when the Jungle Warfare Training
Institute of the Maharashtra Police becomes operational towards
the end of the year. The institute is expected to raise a special
force, on lines of the elite Andhra Force Greyhound.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed
Ramdas Gawde, a Police patil from Yeragadda village in
Aheri tehsil of Gadchiroli District. After killing Gawde,
the Maoists threw his body on the Allapalli-Sironcha highway.
Police in Chandrapur District
arrested five Maoists involved in planting explosives on Ghot-Chamorshi
road that was recovered on October 31.
A pro-Telangana message on a board
with red ink found near Kasansoor Police Station, indicating the
fact that the Maoists in Gadchiroli supported the separatist movement.
They have already shown their keen interest in Vidarbha statehood
and actively supported the movement.
A local contractor named Madvi
was killed by suspected Maoists in Perivalli in Gadchiroli District.
After the killing, Police launched an operation in the area during
the operation Police exchanged fire with Maoists near the Damrancha
Police post and which lasted about half an hour.
The Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
cadres, identified as Mangesh Borule (24) and Santosh Kotrange
(24), from different places in Rajura tehsil of Chandrapur
District. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of C-60 commandos
and Rajura Police raided the hideout of suspected Maoist Mangesh
from Aheri village in Rajura tehsil. During interrogation,
Borule revealed the name of his accomplice Santosh from Temburwahi
village. Apart from publicity of Maoist writings, they played
the role of couriers and promoters of Maoist ideology and worked
mainly among students. Borule was on the watch list of the Police
since 2008, when an urban Naxal module was busted in Chandrapur.
Both Borule and Kotrange were produced before Rajura court on
November 16 and the magistrate sent them in Police remand till
In a move to beef up Security
arrangements in the Naxal-infested areas in Vidarbha, the Centre
has agreed to bear the expenses of a helicopter to be deployed
for surveillance and rescue operation. A decision to this effect
was taken a high level meeting in Mumbai. The meeting was chaired
by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram. The State Government already
has hired one helicopter for rescue operations in Naxal areas.
"The Union Government will bear the cost incurred for the second
helicopter," the official added.
P Chidambaram asked the Gadchiroli
Police to step up area domination to curb Naxal violence against
civilians. Sources said that at a review meeting with officials
from Naxal-affected Gadchiroli and Gondia in Mumbai, Chidambaram
expressed concern about the increasing number of civilian casualties
of Naxal violence in Gadchiroli and observed that it showed who
is dominating the area. He exhorted the Police officials to increase
vigilance and area domination to prevent Naxals from targeting
civilians. Over 35 people, suspected to be Police informers, have
been killed by Naxals in Gadchiroli so far this year.
Chidambaram also expressed unhappiness
over slow progress of construction of infrastructure facilities
for CPMF. He also announced at the meeting that funds allocation
for the IAP for Naxal-affected Districts from next financial year
would be done for blocks as units, not Districts.
|November 26 - 27
The Maoists observed a two-day
bandh in Gadchiroli, Gondia and Chandrapur in Vidarbha
region on. The bandh, however, remained a low-key affair. Several
handwritten pamphlets hailing 'martyrdom' of Kishanji and Naxals'
vow to avenge his killing were found.
Around 80 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
broke into the gram panchayat building in Malewada village
under Purada Police Station in Gadchiroli District and set ablaze
A band of around 150 CPI-Maoist
cadres barged into the Vairagadh gram panchayat and set
ablaze the gram panchayat building in Armori taluka, around
55 kilometres away from Gadchiroli District, leading to a loss
of around INR 10 million.
The Maoists took control of the
stage at the local drama festival, the famous Jharipatti theatre.
The Maoists are going to observe
the PLGA week between December 2 and 9.
Police constable, Manoj Atmaram
Binzade (28), was killed while another trooper was injured in
the exchange of fire with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Dhamditola
forests under Chichgad Police Station in Gondia District.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered
a blast and partly destroyed the gram panchayat at Mispri
in Gondia District. This was the first Maoist incident at Mispri,
located at tri-junction of Gadchiroli-Gondia and Rajnandgaon in
The Maoists set ablaze another
gram panchayat at Piparkhari in Deori tehsil in
The Maoists set ablaze an under-construction
office of the revenue department at Sironcha and another gram
panchayat at Kasansur in Gadchiroli District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on the Phulbodi
Gatta Police Station in Dhanora tehsil in Gadchiroli District.
The Maoists also raised slogans against the Police and hailed
their martyred leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishanji.
SP, Gadchiroli, S Veeresh Prabhu said that the SFs could not spot
any one who could be firing upon the post. "We had fired ammunitions
which had the capacity to light up a vast area and also there
were illuminations from the post but there was no one in the sight.
The firing also did not continue for long. It could be one of
those occasions when they were merely making their presence felt,"