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Andhra Pradesh Timeline 2011



January 4

Police unearthed an arms dump of the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Mailapadu mandal of Srikakulam District and recovered a large quantity of explosives.

January 6

Two ‘deputy commanders’ of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the SP G. Srinivas in the Kakinada area of East Godavari District.

January 13

Two CPI-Maoist ‘commanders’ surrendered before the Visakha rural Police in Vishakhapatnam District. The Maoist duo are identified as Vantala Somaraju alias Sekhar, a ‘commander’ of Korukonda area committee, and Kakuri Kanthamma alias Shanti alias Syamala, ‘deputy commander’ of a platoon in the first central regional command (CRC) company. Both Somaraju and Kanthamma decided to come over ground to help their families and wished to lead a normal life, Sources said.

January 22

A former cadre of the CPI-Maoist identified as Rachakonda Laxmaiah was arrested by the Police in Hyderabad. Laxmaiah along with his associates reportedly extorted money from INR 100, 000 to INR 300, 000 from several Government officials, contractors and businessmen in the guise of Maoists between 2003 and 2009, DCP, VB Kamalasan Reddy said.

January 23

A LWE belonging to the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana, identified as Suresh alias Pratap Reddy, was killed in an exchange of fire with the Police near Busuraigutta hillocks in Allapalli Singaram forest area under Gundala Mandal (administrative unit) in Khammam District.

January 27

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including two women, voluntarily surrendered before the ASP Tafseer Iqbal in Koyyuru Mandal in Visakhapatnam District. The Police are yet to reveal the identity of the surrendered Maoists. The Maoists were involved in offences like setting ablaze of a bus, road blocking, as well as giving shelter to the Maoists for the past several years.

January 31

The Planning Commission has finally recommended the inclusion of three more Districts from Andhra Pradesh in the Prime Minister's Special Development Package for the areas affected by LWE. Andhra Pradesh was insisting on including Warangal, Karimnagar and Visakhapatnam in view of their strategic location, for carrying out anti- CPI-Maoist operations. The Centre initially included Khammam and Adilabad but ignored the State's plea for including the above three Districts.

February 1

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy while addressing the conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security in New Delhi, urged the Central Government to include six Districts (Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Warangal and Karimnagar), located on the Andhra-Odisha and Andhra-Chhattisgarh borders, under the Special Development Plan (SDP) unlike the two Districts of Khammam and Adilabad in LWE areas and take other steps to prevent regrouping of the CPI-Maoist.

February 17

A CPI-Maoist couple - 'commander' Balaraju (27) and wife Sunitha (24) - fed up with the party ideology surrendered before the SP G. Srinivas, in Kakinada city of East Godavari District.

February 22

A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a stone crusher at Ganganametta village in Chintur mandal in Khammam District, close to Chhattisgarh border. A conveyer belt and other equipment were gutted.

The Maoists set ablaze a thatched hut-cum-store room at another stone crushing plant at Chatti village in the same mandal of the District, in a bid to scare away the contractors and thwart the attempts by the Government agencies concerned to take up road works under the integrated development plan for LWE-affected areas.

March 2

The CPI-Maoist have urged the people to carry out a militant war against the private power plants and extended solidarity to the non-cooperation movement of villagers. The Maoists said in the name of development of Srikakulam District, people with power were encroaching systematically the villagers' land with active connivance of the State Government. In a press statement released at Macchkund area on the border of Munchingput in Andhra Pradesh on March 1, Andhra-Odisha Border special zonal committee (AOBSZC) ‘secretary’ Bhaskar urged the villagers to fight for their rights.

After the Kakarapalli firing incident on the protesting villagers on February 28, in which over 12 villagers suffered injuries, the State Government has decided to withdraw Security Forces from the 8-kilometres stretch of Santabommali-Akasa Lakkavaram villages in view of resentment among villagers of Kakarapalli power plant affected areas. The decision was taken after Andhra (east) zone IG Vinay Kumar Singh held discussions with Vadditandra and Lakkavaram villagers on March 2.

March 5

A SIB team arrested `state committee' leader identified as Dudekula Rayabose from Guntur District. Rayabose, a native of Husnabad mandal in Karimnagar District, has been in the CPI-Maoist outfit for the last two decades. According to sources, the Police received a tip-off from the SIB a few days ago about the movement of some armed Maoists in Palnadu region, considered as Maoist stronghold in the past. Even before the local Police acted on the inputs received from Hyderabad, an SIB team reached Guntur and arrested Rayabose from a house on the Amaravathi road. Soon he was shifted to Hyderabad for questioning. "We have credible information about the movement of three Maoists in which only one has a weapon in the Palnadu region. We have stepped up vigilance in the plain areas and intensified search operations in and around the forest areas," SP A Ravi Chandra, said.

March 7

An encounter took place between a group of CPI-Maoist cadres and a Special Police Team in Khammam District. The encounter, lasting about ten minutes, took place at about 1100 hrs in a forest near Mallampeta village in Chintur mandal, when the Police were on a combing operation. Nobody was injured, the Police added. "The Maoists fired upon the Police, hiding behind the bushes, from Chhattisgarh territory. However, when our personnel retaliated, the Maoists ran away in to the deep forest," a senior Police Officer said, adding that the Police have recovered a SBLR gun from the spot.

The District Special Party Police and CRPF unearthed nine claymore mines at Siribala village near RV Nagar of GK Veedhi mandal in the District.

March 8

15 CPI-Maoist cadres including a dalam member and two women surrendered before Visakha Rural SP Vineet Brijlal in Vishakhapatnam District. Those who surrendered included Seendri Eswara Rao alias Beesu of Nallabilli in Budaralla panchayat of Koyyuru mandal. All of the surrendered Maoist cadres belonged to the GK Veedhi and Koyyuru mandals and were involved in offences like famine raids, roads digging and blasting of electrical towers, besides murder of G Sanyasi Rao of Chaldigedda. No cases will be filed against the surrendered Maoists, the SP said.

March 17

DIG, Soumya Misra, Visakha range, said the CPI-Maoist activities in the AOB zone has declined due to the new strategies ad-opted by the Police in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam Districts. Talking to reporters, she said the Police have adopted twin strategies of increasing surveillance and taking preventive steps, besides implementation of several the programmes to increase the relationship with people. "We have taken up community development programmes in far-flung tribal villages and they have been giving us good results," Misra said. Even campaigning for peace at village-level was also showing good results, she added. Large scale surrender of senior Maoists, Dalam leaders and militia members in this region was an indication to the good work done by the Police personnel recently, she said. The Government has been increasing efforts to provide employment to the tribal youth to wean them away from Maoists.

Maoist leader Ganti Prasadam along with Nagireddy Pandurang alias Sagar, revolutionary writers Varavara Rao and Kalyan Rao were produced in a court at Ongole town in Prakasam District in connection with the alleged attempt on life of then Superintendent of Police, Mahesh Chandra Laddha, the Police said.

March 19

Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the ASP Tafseer Iqbal due to ill health and other personal reasons at Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam District. The surrendered Maoists were identified as L Mohana Rao, L Nageswara Rao, Musiri Rambabu, Sobha Bhagavan, Musiri Sattibabu of Nallabili and Sindri Lakshmana Rao of Godumalanka in Koyyuru mandal. All the six cadres were involved in mine planting, tree cutting and even exchange of fire.

March 21

Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested in Charla mandal of Khammam District. The six cadres of Bhoomkal militia group were arrested during combing operations by the SFs in the forests of Charla. The arrested were S Tammaiah, I Krishna, V Bhadraiah, G Ramesh, K Seethaiah and M Gopi. They all hail from Battinapalli village in Charla mandal. Sources said the militia men were actively supporting Maoists in Khammam border villages and nearby Chhattisgarh. "They were involved in arranging meetings for Maoist leaders in the border and roping in tribals for Maoist activities," a Police official said.

March 26

Konapuri Ilaiah alias Sambashivudu, a former top ranking Naxalite and presently a politburo member of TRS was killed by unidentified persons in Nalgonda District while he was returning to Hyderabad from Nalgonda District along with his supporters in car after attending programme in support of a separate Telangana State. He along with his supporters was waylaid and attacked near Gokaram village in Velgonda mandal. Sambashivudu, suspected to be involved in the Naxalite attacks on former Chief Ministers N Chandrababu Naidu at Alipiri, the foothills of Tirumala Tirupati in 2003, and N Janardhana Reddy in 2007 at Nellore, surrendered in 2009. He was reportedly involved in a large number of other incidents like killing of MLA Chittem Narsi Reddy of Maktal and attacks on Police Stations.

March 27

Pallojula Parmeswara Rao alias Nandu alias Papanna (48), one of the top CPI-Maoist leaders in AOB, surrendered before Visakha Police in Visakhapatnam District. Nandu, a native of Hasanparthi in Warangal District, a former ‘secretary’ of Galikonda and Korukonda Area Committees was known for his ‘military’ ambush strategies against the Security Forces. His wife Swaroopa continues to serve the party. He joined the Radical Student Union (RSU) when he was studying polytechnic in Hyderabad and soon after he became a member of PWG. He carries a head money of INR 300, 000 on him.

The TRS has given a call for bandh in Nalgonda District and withdrew its programme of dharna before electricity sub-stations throughout Telangana on March 28, following the killing of Sambashivudu. The dharna near sub-stations was to demand seven- hour power supply to agriculture sector at least by imposing cut to industry, party leaders said.

March 28

Two CPI-Maoist cadres including a Divisional Committee Member (DCM) surrendered before the (SP, Rural) Vineet Brijlal in Visakhapatnam District. The duos are identified as P Paramaseswra Rao alias Sankar and B Jagga Rao. SP Vineet Brijlal told reporters that DCM member P Paramaseswra Rao alias Sankar, Papanna and Viswnadh Nandu have worked in several Dalams including Tanadava, Sabari, Kalimela, Galkonda for the last 26 years. Rao, a native of Zahirabad in Medak District joined the organisation during 1985-86 as a Dalam member in Thadava group and was later promoted as DCM of East Division and was looking after village committees and Praja Sanagams there, the SP said. He was involved in attack on Darakonda armed outpost, killing of P Sundara Rao at Narellamband village, Seetakandi encounter near Downruur and Puttakota. Some cases were also pending against him. Another surrendered B Jagga Rao joined the outfit in 2001 worked as Dalam member in Korukonda Dalam. He would be rehabilitated and the reward amount of INR 20, 000 on his head would be given to him, the SP added.

April 6

A former LWE belonging to the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana was arrested by the Police in Palvancha in Khammam District. According to the Police, the former CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana dalam ‘commander’, Vajjala Babu alias Ramanna (35), reportedly made an extortion call to the secretary of a Palvancha-based educational institution identifying himself as an ‘underground ultra' and demanded INR 100, 000. Giving the details of the arrest at a press conference, Kothagudem DSP Devadas Nagul said that Babu was involved in five cases of murder, including the killing of Vikram, a Naxalite, at Mucherla in 2009. He had been indulging in extortion attempts ever since he surrendered to the Police in 2001.

April 14

he Task Force investigators arrested a pseudo CPI-Maoist identified as A Mallesh (25), from Rathifile bus station under Punjagutta Police limits in Hyderabad. Mallesh, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Secunderabad, is a catering worker and working in MLM business, tried to extort money by faking his identity as Maoist leader Stephen from Dr K Srikanth, an oncologist of Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda. The Task Force laid a trap and arrested Mallesh.

The Police are on high alert following intelligence inputs that Maoist 'secretary' of AOBSZC Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna alias RK might have crossed over to Odisha border from Chhattisgarh. Senior Maoist leader Tipparti Tirupathi alias Deoji alias Chetan alias Devanna (52), was in Koraput District recently to discuss the cadre preparedness and work out strategies in AOBSZC in the wake of reports that the Security Forces could resume OGH in a big way, sources said. Tirupathi, who is a 'central committee' leader, is also a member of the Central Military Commission.

April 16

A large number of surrendered cadres of the CPI-Maoist and LWE members were rehabilitated by the Visakha rural Police in Visakhapatnam District. About 58 Maoists including three 'commanders' and a 'deputy commander' were given house pattas of 60 square yards each at Rayapu Agraharam in Sabbavaram mandal. Most of them belong to the primitive tribal group (PTG) and residents of Koyyuru, Chintapalli and GK Veedhi, stronghold areas of banned outfit. They would get help under the housing scheme to construct the houses. The rehabilitation move was said to be the initiative of Vizag range DIG Soumya Mishra and SP Vineet Brijlal with a view to curb the Maoist violence in the Visakha agency and encourage surrenders. Some of the surrendered were given home guard posts.

A group of 30 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the battery room of a BSNL cell phone tower at Bandirevu village in Dummugudem mandal in Khammam District. The Maoists triggered the blast on the first day of the 48-hour 'Dandakaranya bandh' called by the Maoists in protest against the recent 'Police excesses' in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District and the alleged repression unleashed by the Security Forces in 'Dandakaranya'. Vital equipment in the battery room, including panel boards was damaged in the blast. The Maoists left behind pamphlets denouncing 'Operation Green Hunt'.

A group of Maoists dug up the upcoming road between Peddamusaleru-Kurnapalli villages on Andhra-Chhattisgarh border in the District. The new road is being constructed under the Central Government sponsored integrated development plan for the LWE affected areas.

The Maoists set ablaze a hydraulic excavator engaged in road works near Chatti village in Chintur mandal in the District.

In another incident, the Maoists felled trees on the main road between Satyanarayanapuram and Kaliveru villages in Charla mandal in the District.

April 21

Three LWE cadres of the CPI-ML-Janashakti identified as 'District committee member' Rachapalli Anjaneyulu, S. Sundar Rao and B. Suresh were arrested by a Special Police party at a place somewhere between Pedagarlapadu and Takkellapadu villages in Guntur District. A pistol of Chinese make, three live cartridges and two 'tapanchas' were seized from them. SP A. Ravichandra said, Anjaneyulu was a member of the Subhash Group of the CPI-ML Janashakti and was involved in several offences, including the murder of a forest guard. Anjaneyulu and his associates confessed that they were planning to eliminate N. Sankar of Gurazala whom they accused of being a Police informer.

The counsel for the CPI-Maoist leaders, Palleti Appa Rao has submitted a petition for the speedy trail in the Gunukurayi encounter case to the Judicial First Class Magistrate of Chintapalli J. Naga Seshaiah in Vishakhapatnam District. During the course of arguments, the prosecution said that the four leaders Kobad Gandhy, N. Ravi Sharma, Prasad Singh and Amit Bagchi along with Chenda Bhushanam, who was recently arrested by the Odisha Police, would be produced in the court on April 27.

April 22

The Police arrested two persons identified as K. Sambaiah (45) and P. Prasad alias Babu (32) from Huzurabad Sub-Division in Karimnagar District. Sambaiah, a resident of Kazipet and Babu from Ramagundam mandal procured a tapancha and an air-pistol and started extortions pretending to be Naxalites (LWE), SP N. Shivashankar Reddy said. The Police recovered a tapancha, an air-pistol, a motorcycle and INR 3, 000 cash from their possession.

April 28

The PLGA, the military wing of the CPI-Maoist, is training its cadres to counter aerial attacks in the event of air strikes by the Indian Air Force.

In order to avoid being intercepted by the Police and intelligence agencies, the Maoists cadres have now begun to communicate through HF radio waves which the SFs are finding hard to "tap".

Eight CPI-Maoist cadres, including four women, surrendered before the SP Kanti Rana Tata in Khammam District. The SP said that the eight armed members of various Gutti Koya tribal settlements in Chintur mandal were indulged in a series of offences at the behest of CPI-Maoist Sabari area committee in Bhadrachalam division in the past two years.

April 29

A 50-year-old CPI-Maoist leader was remanded to Police custody for a day by a local court in Karimnagar District. Pramod Mishra alias Janardhan alias Ban Bihari, a Maoist 'Central Committee' member was produced by the Karimnagar rural Police before the Magistrate court following which he was remanded to judicial custody till May 9.

April 30

A LWE belonging to the Praja Pratighatana faction of the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana was killed and two other LWE cadres were injured in an encounter with the Police in the forest area under Karakagudem Police Station limits in Pinapaka mandal in Khammam District.

May 1

Eight suspected-Naxalites LWE were arrested by the District Police in Yellendu division in Khammam District. The arrestees included three former Naxalites belonging to the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana; CPUSI, breakaway group also referred to as the Janashakti Veeranna faction; and New Democracy armed squads.

SP Kanti Rana Tata said that a Police arrested the six of them, headed by Sammaiah, a former CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana dalam 'commander', near the railway station near Tadikelapudi in Tekulapally mandal. Two more suspects, including Laxmi, wife of Sammaiah, were at large.

The Bayyaram Police intercepted a motorcycle near Kambalapalli village in Bayyaram mandal and arrested another two suspects. The arrested were identified as Ch. Veerabhadram (24) and E. Kiran Kumar (20). The Police recovered one pistol and one revolver besides 41 live rounds of 8 mm rifle, seven live rounds of 12 bore gun, two cell phones, a motorcycle and INR 9,500 in cash from the duo, the SP said adding that the accused had extorted money from several businessmen and also committed seven street robberies.

May 8

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two hydraulic excavators and a tipper lorry engaged in construction of roads in the remote areas adjoining the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border, near Peda Bandirevu village in Dummugudem mandal in the Khammam District. Sources said that a group of 30 Maoists raided a temporary gravel mixing plant abutting the Bhadrachalam-Venkatapuram main road near Peda Bandirevu village in the mandal. On noticing the Maoists, the personnel operating the machinery fled from the spot.

May 9

A CPI-Maoist leader identified as Burra Vasantha alias Shantha (48), wife of Maoists' former State committee secretary Burra Chinnaiah alias Madhav, surrendered before SP N. Shivashankar Reddy in Karimnagar District.

May 16

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed the DGM of AP Rayons factory at Mangapet, deep inside the forest area in Warangal District. The victim, identified as Ramakrishna, belongs to Nellore. The Maoists also fired at the senior manager Sadanandam, who was inside the DGM chamber and injured him.

A Maoist couple, identified as Alimela Balanarsu alias Daya alias Vijji alias Vijay alias Srikanth, a 'deputy commander' of Communications team in DSZC of the outfit and Budida Surekha alias Indira alias Shyamala alias Chandini, a 'dalam' member in the committee, surrendered before SP A. Sunder Kumar Das in Sangareddy District Headquarters in Medak District. Balanarsu hails from Kondapaka in the District and joined RSU and later the Maoists while studying polytechnic at Gajwel in 1997, while Surekha hailed from Loyapalli of Manchala mandal in Ranga Reddy joined the outfit in 2003. Both of them worked in AOBSZC.

May 17

DGP K. Aravinda Rao said the State Government does not need the assistance of Army, Navy and Air Force to tackle the CPI-Maoist menace. Maintaining that the Maoist activities were under control in the State, the DGP said that the State Police along with the personnel from Odisha and Chhattisgarh were carrying out joint operations in the border areas to tackle the problem. The DGP also said that nearly 30% posts of sub-inspectors were lying vacant in all the Districts in the State and added that the recruitment drive was on to overcome the shortage.

May 18

A senior CPI-Maoist leader, Dunna Kesava Rao alias Azad (41), surrendered before DGP K. Aravinda Rao in Hyderabad. Kesava Rao hailing from fishermen community is a native of Nallabodduluru village in Mandasa mandal of Srikakulam District. He was in the outfit since the past two decades and operated with the alias names of Azad, Maheshanna, Lenju, Anand, Babulu and Nikhil. He is believed to be the deputy to Sabyasachi Panda, top most Maoist leader of Odisha and one of two masterminds behind the 2008 killing of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati and four of his followers in Kandhamal. Presently, Rao is working in ORSOC of the CPI-Maoist. The Andhra Pradesh Government had announced a reward of INR one million on his head.

May 19

The CBI registered a criminal case against the Andhra Pradesh Police on the charge that Central Committee member of the CPI-Maoist Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad and freelance journalist Hemchandra Pandey were killed by them in cold blood on July 2, 2010. The case was registered on directions from the Supreme Court that heard petitions from social worker Swami Agnivesh and Hemchandra Pandey's wife Bineeta Pandey.

May 25

Two LWE belonging to CPI-ML-New Democracy surrendered along with weapons before the Police in Warangal. The duo, identified as, Jalli Mallesh alias Giri (26) and Lingala Varalaxmi alias Sravanti (20), were members of Pullanna dalam of CPI-ML-New Democracy and residents of Vutla village of Gudur area.

May 31

The SIB of Andhra Pradesh Police, which monitors activities of the CPI-Maoist cadres, has reportedly gathered "credible information" about the Maoists carrying their activities under the banner of the virtually-defunct Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (JAC).

June 2

The CPI-Maoist warned Pasupuleti Ramakrishna, a cousin of Tribal Welfare Minister P. Balaraju, that the people will punish him in a 'praja court' if he failed to stop corrupt practices and other activities.

CPI-Maoist Korukonda area committee 'secretary' Narendra reiterated the outfit's strong opposition to the bauxite mining proposal in the Visakha Agency and called upon tribal people to drive away officials and those supporting the formation of rehabilitation committee in the bauxite mining proposed areas, if they visited their villages.

June 6

Ten cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including two Korukonda group members, surrendered before the SP in Visakhapatnam District. The surrendered Maoists, who were present before media, said that they had faced several problems after becoming a part of the Maoist organisation. They also said that they quit it due to health problems and with an intention to lead a peaceful life further. The two Korukonda group members B. Kumari alias Mangeli and P. Sobhan were involved in various offences including exchange of fire with Police both in Orissa and in agency area of the District.

June 10

A red alert was sounded in the borders of north coastal Districts, after the CPI-Maoist attack on a camp of Chhattisgarh Armed Force in Narayanpur District in Chhattisgarh on June 9.

Some Ministers of Andhra Pradesh have taken strong exception to the casual approach in which the alerts regarding threat from Maoists for them were being sent to them by senior Police officials.

June 11

DIG of Police Visakha Range Soumya Mishra said that there is no threat as of now from the CPI-Maoist to Ministers Botcha Satyanarayana and Dharmana Prasada Rao. Referring to reports in a news channel the other day that the two Ministers were in the hit list of Maoists, Mishra said: "it's purely misconception and misinformation."

June 15

During a routine combing operation on the R-Kothagudem-Danvaipeta road in Charla mandal in Khammam District, the Special Police team recovered a landmine, with 30 kilograms of explosives and 50 meters of detonator wire, buried under the road surface by the CPI-Maoist cadres. Police suspect that the landmine was planted by the Sunita Area Committee (Maoist squad) which is active in the area, targeting Policemen who patrol on foot.

SP K.V.V. Gopala Rao claimed that there were only eight top Maoists leaders left in the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) zone. The SP identified them as Nambala Kesava Rao, Central Committee member and in-charge of international affairs, AOB special zonal committee member Chelluri Narayana Rao, Marpu Venkataramana, Mettaru Joga Rao and dalam members Boddu Kundanalu, Erothu Sundaramma, Chelluri Indumathi and Maddu Dhanalakshmi.

June 16

Yalam Veeranna alias Ramu, a CPI-Maoist 'commander' of North Telangana Special Zone Committee (NTSZC) surrendered before the Police in Warangal District. Ramu carried a reward of INR 200, 000 cash on his head, the Police said. He had joined in the Maoists movement in 2000 and worked in different Local Guerrilla Squads (LGS) and dalam. Ramu was arrested earlier in 2001 when he was transporting essential commodities to the Maoists. He was released after seven months in jail, but he again joined the Maoists, the Police said. Ramu was reportedly involved in 17 major offences, including murders and bomb explosions. Ramu also attempted to kill one Police personnel by triggering landmine at Murmuru village in the District in 2006, the Police added.

July 7

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Kothapalli Kamalakar alias Satish, Karimnagar-Khammam-Warangal division committee member, and Kaviri Sambalaxmi alias Geeta, dalam member of Eturnagaram-Mahadevpur committee, surrendered before District Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar in Warangal District on July 7.

July 8

In a document recovered by the Police in Hyderabad revealed that the CPI-Maoist top leaders have moved into the forest areas to keep off the radar of the Police.

July 13

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sodi Deva alias Devaiah (26) and Madivi Devaiah (27), were arrested by the Police near Satyanarayanapuram village in Charla mandal in Khammam District. The duos were arrested by the Charla Police during a vehicle checking drive.

Pothuluri Kranti alias Bhavani, DCM of Srikakulam and Koraput division of CPI-Maoist, and Bhoosareddy Kondareddy, dalam member, were arrested in Parvathipuram division in Vizianagaram District.

July 14

Three Maoist sympathizers - Poornachandra Porja, Mahendra Kumar Khora and Amit Bahadur, all residents of Onakadelli village in Koraput District in Odisha, were arrested at Paderu in Visakhapatnam agency in Visakhapatnam District.

July 20

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a coffee go down at Teemulabanda village in G.K. Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District. The Maoists planted landmines and triggered the blast. The loss was estimated to be INR 800, 000.

July 29

A member of Sabari dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as K Sammaiah alias Suresh (22), surrendered before Kothagudem Officer on Special Duty, A Ravi Krishna, in Bhadrachalam in Khammam District. According to Police, Suresh had worked as a militia member of the banned outfit for more than one and a half years before joining the squad. He hails from Amudalapadu village in Chintur mandal.

August 1

A Maoist, Gangaraj, was arrested by Dantewada Police during a raid on an arms manufacturing unit of Maoists in Khammam District.

August 2

Five cadres of the CPI-ML-Pratighatana were arrested at Eturunagaram crossroads by the Police during vehicle checking. The five Naxals - identified as Niranjam, Dongari Ravi, Kaveri Ravinder alias Ramakanth, Kummari Satyam alias Ranjith and Srikanth alias Shekhar - were extorting money from businessmen in Eturunagaram, Tadwai and Mangapet mandals. A short weapon, three grenades, two axes, two cell phones and a motorcycle were recovered from them.

August 8

The CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram area committee member and underground cadre Shanigaram Rajamani alias Navatha (27), surrendered before SP K. Venkateswar Rao in Nizamabad District. Presenting her before media persons, Rao said Rajamani, belonging to Annaram village in Machareddi mandal, decided to come out of the Maoist party on health grounds. She is suffering from respiratory problems. She carries INR 20,000 cash reward on her head and the amount would be given to her as she voluntarily gave in.

August 10

The State Government has extended the ban on the CPI-Maoist and six of its front organisations for one more year with effect from August 16. The current ban on the seven organisations expires on August 16. The banned front organisations include AIRSF, Vikasa, Sikasa, RSU, RCS and RYL.

August 12

The Andhra Pradesh High Court granted bail to Kobad Ghandy, a politburo member of the CPI-Maoist, fellow politburo member and 'Central Military Commission' member Amit Bagchi, and Central Committee member Nalla Ravi Sharma, in connection with the case related to the killing of Congress MLA Narsa Reddy, and a shoot-out case in Visakhapatnam District.

August 14

CPI-Maoist hung banners at Kumara village in Munchingput mandal in Visakhapatnam District, asking people not to attend the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.

August 15

Unidentified persons reportedly stuck posters in the name of CPI-Maoist on the premises of a school at the remote Danvaipeta village in Charla mandal in Bhadrachalam division in Khammam District, asking the people to boycott the Independence Day celebrations.

August 17

A group of armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist reportedly detained RDO of Paderu K.R.D. Prasada Rao and his staff at Balapam village in Chintapalli mandal in Visakha Agency in Visakhapatnam District and released them later.

August 19

The Police and Naxalites of the CPI-ML-New Democracy exchanged fire near Rayagudem village under Gundala mandal in Khammam District.

September 3

Five CPI-Maoist cadres of the Galikonda Area Committee surrendered before the Narsipatnam OSD Kartikeya at Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam District.

September 17

The Centre cleared the pending proposal of Andhra Pradesh Government to include six more Districts bordering Maharashtra, Odisha and Chhattisgarh under the IAP scheme. The Districts are Karimnagar, Warangal, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam. Hitherto, only Adilabad and Khammam were in the IAP list.

September 19

A Greyhound trooper who was allegedly abducted by the CPI-Maoist reached his base camp on September 20 in Vishakhapatnam District.

September 25

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in Police firing during a combing operation in a forested area in Cherla under Khammam District.

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad DGP V Dinesh Reddy informed that the Police would induct an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be used in Maoist-affected Districts to track the Maoists.

September 28

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead Majji Madhava Rao, a ranger of the Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation at Lankapaakala in GK Veedhi mandal in Vishakhapatnam District. Like all APFDC officers and men, he had also received warnings from the Maoists in the past not to take up work on coffee plantations. The Galikonda area committee of the CPI-Maoist is suspected to be behind the incident.

K.V. Rajendranath Reddy, Inspector-General of Police (North Coastal Region), on his maiden visit to the town, interacted with Sub-Divisional Police Officers and inspectors at the District Police Office and asked the Police to continue combing operations in the Maoists-affected areas though their activities, of late, have apparently slowed down.

September 29

Three landmines were reportedly detected in the Bonthavanka forest near Jillellamanda village in the Khambhamvari Palle mandal on the Chittoor-Kadapa District border. According to sources, the bombs were detected when the bomb squads were on a routine combing operation in an apparent bid to keep the track 'sterilised' as a precautionary measure.

September 30

The District bandh called by the CPI-Maoist, Venkatapuram area committee in protest against the death of two Maoists in an alleged encounter with the Police in the reserve forest area in Charla mandal of Khammam District on September 25, went off peacefully till the last reports came in. The Police have stepped up surveillance in the vicinity of cell phone towers in the remote mandals of the division as a security precaution to prevent the Maoists from damaging the towers.

October 6

CPI-Maoist observed bandh in the Visakha Agency demanding that the Police produce in a court of law, the outfit's AOBSZC member and a Central Committee member, Damodar alias Azad, who was taken into custody.

October 9

CPI-Maoist cadres organised a meeting at Korukonda in the Visakha Agency, where they wanted people to support and participate in the 'Bharat bandh' they called on October 11.

October 10

A day before the Bharat Bandh for which the CPI-Maoist had given a call demanding that the Police produce one of its leaders Damodar alias Azad in court, armed members of the outfit felled trees on major roads in the Visakha Agency and partially damaged a Forest Department check-post.

October 18

A bag was found in mysterious circumstances at the house of P. Krishna Murty, former chairman of the agriculture market committee for Palakonda, at Kambara village of Veeraghattam mandal in Srikakulam District. Police recovered the bag and found a set of detonators, a bundle of CPI-Maoist literature and a letter demanding INR 500,000 from Murty. Police officials suspect that the bag might belong to the Maoists of the Nagavali dalam of the Andhra-Orissa border. Palakonda DSP, B.D.V. Sagar said that the bag and the material included a 12-page letter.

October 21

The fear of the CPI-Maoist cadres has reportedly gripped residents and officials working in Agency areas of the AOB in the three north coastal Districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam of north Andhra Pradesh. Sources from the Visakha Agency revealed that all Maoist activities are currently being held under the leadership of Ganesh alias Birsu alias Prasad, secretary for the east division of the Maoists committee in the AOB. The DIG, Visakha Range, Soumya Mishra, announced that there were plans to induct pilot less aircraft in the Agency as part of the department's steps to check the Maoists in the AOB.

October 24

A three-member action team of the CPI-Maoist killed a former home-guard, Korra Balaraju in front of his house at Antharla, just two kilometers from the mandal (administrative unit) headquarters, Chintapalli in Vishakhapatnam District. The victim was a Maoist cadre earlier and was reportedly on the hit-list of Maoists since he became a home-guard.

October 26

An exchange of fire took place between the Maoists and Police in the Tadvai forest area in Warangal District when a Police party combing the forest area spotted a group of Maoists. Nearly 10 Maoists including the Khammam-Karimnagar-Warangal District Committee member, Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar, however, managed to escape.

October 31

Police arrested six Maoists belonging to Korukonda area committee in Vishakhapatnam District.

Nearly 200 Greyhounds personnel of the Andhra Police returned after conducting an intensive combing operation in the Andhra-Orissa border area for five days.

November 1

A BSNL cell-tower was partially damaged at Lammasingi in the Vishakhapatnam District after Maoists set it ablaze.

November 7

A group of Maoists set ablaze earth-moving equipment being used by a contractor for laying a road near Valajangi village under Rangabayalu Panchayat in Munchingput mandal of Vishakhapatnam District. According to sources, the Maoists had warned the contractor not to lay the road in the village.

November 10

A senior leader of the CPI-Maoist, Sriramula Srinivas, was released from Cherlapally jail following his acquittal in the case relating to the killing of TDP Minister A. Madhava Reddy. He was arrested by the Odisha Police five years ago.

November 13

According to Police, the CPI-Maoist is making arrangements to recruit new cadres into the outfit. The recruitments are being supervised by Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal (KKW) committee member Bade Chokkarao alias Damodar in the three Districts. However, Police say that they are counter-checking Maoist activities and tracking the movements of those shuttling between Warangal and Chhattisgarh.

Six more Districts in Andhra Pradesh may be declared 'Maoist-affected' in addition to the existing two, according to Jairam Ramesh, the Union Minister for Rural Development. The minister was speaking at a public meeting at Hukumpeta near Paderu in the agency (tribal) area of Visakhapatnam District.

November 22

Overlooking the practice of posting probationary DSP's to Greyhounds and giving them crucial training in anti-Maoist combat techniques before posting them to different Districts, some DSP's were given postings in different Districts the State.

November 24

Mandamarri Police in Adilabad District arrested two CPI-Maoist sympathisers for questioning about their links with the CPI-Maoist. Mancherla Srinivas, an area- secretary of Singareni Udyogula Sangham and Devi Mallesh have been active as sympathisers of Maoists, the Police said.

November 26

14 cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police at Narsipatnam town in Vishakhapatnam District. According to the Police, the Maoists surrendered due to ill-health.

November 27

The bodies of two villagers, S. Bojjibabu Talayari of Marriwada Gram Panchayat and D. Sivaprakasha Koti of Koyyuru, allegedly killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist, were found in Koyyuru mandal of Vishakhapatnam District. The Maoist's Galikonda area committee, which had reportedly warned them for their "anti-people and anti-Girijan" activities, is believed to have in a forest in G.K. Veedhi mandal. Both were suspected as Police informers.

November 29

The Karimnagar District Police were on a high alert as the CPI-Maoist began their protest week against the killing of top Maoist leader, Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishanji in an encounter in West Bengal. Apart from observing the protest week from November 29 to December 5, the Maoists have called for Telangana bandh on December 4 and 5.

November 30

The Atmakur sub-division court in Kurnool District quashed the two cases against CPI-Maoist leader, N Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar, due to lack of witnesses. The judge delivered the verdict in the cases filed eight years ago.

Protesting against the killing of top CPI-Maoist leader Mallojula Koteshwara Rao alias Kishanji, the Maoist cadres abducted two persons - supervisor Ramulu and a tractor driver - working in Deva Dula project pipeline works in Karimnagar District and set ablaze three vehicles engaged in the project.

Eluru Range DIG, G Surya Prakasa Rao has said that the Police department had received information about Maoists taking shelter in Rampachodavaram in East Godavari, and Polavaram, Jeelugumilli, Tanuku and Eluru in West Godavari District. One special Police party in Polavaram and three companies of CRPF and six companies of the Andhra Pradesh Police are participating in the operations, he said.

December 1

There was no response to the two-day bandh call given by Maoists in Telangana region in protest against the alleged encounter of top Maoist leader, Mallojula Koteshwara Rao alias Kishenji in West Bengal. There was no bandh in Kishenji's native, Peddapalli town and also other revenue division headquarters such as Jagtial, Sircilla, Huzurabad and other mandal headquarters.

December 3

The Maoists felled trees on the Venkatapuram-Charla State highway in Venkatapuram mandal in Khammam District to enforce the two-day nationwide bandh called by the CPI -Maoist Central Committee.

December 4

There was no impact of Bharat bandh call given by the CPI-Maoist leadership in protest against the killing of Maoist leader, Mallojula Koteshwara Rao alias Kishanji. The shutdown call evoked little public response on the first day of the two-day bandh call in Karimnagar District in general and Peddapalli town in particular.

December 5

A group of Maoists assaulted five Girijans at Terapalli village in Chintapalli mandal for allegedly brewing illicit liquor and Korukonda area committee secretary Narendra addressed a public meeting held there later.

December 6

The Charla Police on December 6 recovered a 5 kilogram land-mine allegedly planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres on Gogubaka-Rallagudem road in Khammam District and defused it.

CPI-Maoist cadres conducted a public meeting at Busiputtu in Muchingput in Visakhapatnam District as part of the PLGA weekly celebrations and decorated the weekly market with red flags and posters.

Police agencies and paramilitary forces in the country, including in Andhra Pradesh, are facing a serious canine crunch. Sniffer dogs used in anti-terror and anti-Maoist operations to detect explosives are in great demand, but there are just not enough of them trained and ready to be deployed.

December 7

Nearly 25 Maoist cadres were present at meeting in Terapalli, which is about five kilometres from Annavaram Police Station in Visakhapatnam District. Maoists warned the Governments in the State and the Centre against going ahead with bauxite mining in the Agency area and said they would fight to protect the interests of the tribals.

The Andhra Pradesh DGP, V Dinesh Reddy, asserted that anti-CPI-Maoist operations in the State would be intensified. He further intimated that an UAV fitted with powerful surveillance cameras would be pressed into service from February 2012 to track the movement of Maoists. The DGP had earlier on September 25, 2011 also informed about the induction of a UAV which was then to be operated from Madurpudi air-base in Rajahmundry District.

The Adilabad District Police sounded a high alert after the ITDA deputy director, Sarveshwar Reddy received complaints from tribal women of Vankathan village in Uttnoor mandal in the District that Police officers belonging to combing operations teams were allegedly harassing them to provide information about the Maoists.

December 9

A 40-member Greyhounds team of Andhra Pradesh Police had a narrow escape when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion at Lakkavarapupet in the GK Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam District. The members of the Galikonda Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist is suspected to be behind the blast that took place at around 10.30 am when the SF personnel were coming from the Pedavalasa area, sources said. No one was injured in the incident. This is the first time after a gap of a year that the Maoists triggered a landmine in the District.

Two Maoists exchanged fire with Police before making an escape in Vizianagaram District. The duo was sighted at the Kooneru railway station at Komarada mandal of the District by a special Police party. Upon seeing the Police they opened fire to which the latter retaliated by firing three rounds. However, the Maoists escaped in the darkness, the Police said.

A communication of the CMC of the CPI-Maoist mentioned that people are rallying for the formation of separate Telangana and the situation has to be used for building a revolutionary movement.

December 11

After learning that the AOB zonal committee of the CPI-Maoist held a meeting near the border of Visakhapatnam District recently and the Maoists were planning for a major attack, the SFs launched a massive hunt for the Maoists.

December 14

The Greyhounds intensified combing operations in Agency areas as part of their efforts to flush out Maoists. The SFs have been combing the East Godavari and Visakha border for the last couple of days following intelligence inputs about Maoist conducting meetings that were supposed to be attended by top leaders of their zonal committee. A huge number of the Greyhounds personnel were dispatched to Parvathipuram in Vizianagaram from where they were airlifted to Maoist stronghold areas of Bandugaon and Narayanpatna in Odisha's Koraput District which shares a border with Vizianagaram.

It was learnt that large recruitment drives have taken place in Koraput and Malkangiri during People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week. Two persons were reportedly selected for the squads from each panchayat. The recruitment was conducted under the supervision of former east division secretary Jagadeesh alias Lenju.

December 15

A report on the law and order situation in the State that was tabled at the collectors' conference said the CPI-Maoist is making desperate attempts to regain a foothold in the State and is making inroads in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar and Adilabad Districts. All these Districts border the neighbouring states of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

December 16

Around 60 CPI-Maoist cadres, 20 of them armed, allegedly set ablaze a tipper and a proclainer (earthmover) near Alubaka in the Bhadrachalam Agency area of Khammam District. Sources said that the Maoists set ablaze the vehicles to obstruct the road works taken up under the LWE Affected Districts Development Scheme.

Contrary to the view of Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh that large projects in Andhra Pradesh were causing a spurt in Naxalism, CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy said such projects were ''development opportunities''. Reddy spoke in favour of controversial projects like the Posco, Vedanta, bauxite mining in the Araku valley of Andhra Pradesh and thermal power station at Sompeta in Srikakulam District - issues allegedly being used by the Maoists to spread their wings - saying, "these are not issues...they are development opportunities."

A recent investigation conducted by the Hyderabad Police into circulation of FICN has revealed that those associated with the Naxal movement have been raising funds by circulating fake currency in Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad in particular has become the nerve centre of the fake currency racket.

December 21

Six CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Killo Prasad (32), Korra Srikath (27), Vallanti Tellamdora (28), Korra Eswara Rao (20), Korra Nageswara Rao (20) and Matsyalingam (40), were arrested by the Paderu Police in Visakhapatnam District. All the arrested Maoists hailed from Thulam village of Bongaram panchayat in Pedabayalu mandal allegedly had links with the outfit and were actively involved in setting ablaze a bus at Bangarumetta and a road roller at Pallabanda, besides being actively involved in arranging meetings and other works for the Maoist party, Paderu OSD Damodhar said.

December 23

A group of 10 CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead Killo Hari (26), a villager of Nimmalagudem, an interior village in Koyyuru mandal bordering G.K. Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District on December 23. The Maoists took away the victim from his house and shot him dead on the village outskirts. They left a pamphlet near the body and pasted posters on a night halt APSRTC bus which said that the Police were responsible for the deaths of Police informers. Galikonda area committee secretary Krishna is suspected to be behind the killing. Hari was a Maoist sympathiser.

A district-level committee in Visakhapatnam recommended to the Central Government to provide financial aid of INR 300,000 each to the families of 12 persons killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the District since July 22, 2009. Thirteen cases were identified in the District, all from the Visakha Agency and since one of the victims was from Odisha, 12 were found to be eligible for the relief.

December 24

Meanwhile, Maoists destroyed an APFDC quarter at Cherlapalli in Chintapalli mandal. Maoists, during a visit on December 5, had warned the fieldsmen to give up jobs in the coffee plantations of the Forest Department and leave the village. The latest attack on the quarters followed the warning. Korukonda area committee secretary Narendra reportedly led the attack.

December 25

The Maoists felled trees at the nearby Jerrela in G.K. Veedhi mandal where heavy bauxite deposits are located, bringing traffic to a halt with a view not to allow people going to the weekly market. They left pamphlets opposing bauxite mining.

After killing a civilian on December 23 and felling trees and destroying the quarters of Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation (APFDC) in the agency area of Visakhapatnam District on December 24, cadres of the communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) disrupted the shandy at Jerrela where tribals buy essential commodities for their daily needs.

December 30

Six CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Police in Visakhapatnam District. According to the Police, the six Maoists were native of Thulam village in Pedabayalu mandal of the District. They were helping the outfit by supplying food, medicines and other essentials, the Police said.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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