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.
Two ‘deputy commanders’ of the
CPI-Maoist surrendered before the SP G. Srinivas in the Kakinada
area of East Godavari District.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Maoist, Gangaraj, was arrested
by Dantewada Police during a raid on an arms manufacturing unit
of Maoists in Khammam District.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Police and Naxalites of the
CPI-ML-New Democracy exchanged fire near Rayagudem village under
Gundala mandal in Khammam District.
Five CPI-Maoist cadres of the
Galikonda Area Committee surrendered before the Narsipatnam OSD
Kartikeya at Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam District.
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.
A Greyhound trooper who was allegedly
abducted by the CPI-Maoist reached his base camp on September
20 in Vishakhapatnam District.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A BSNL cell-tower was partially
damaged at Lammasingi in the Vishakhapatnam District after Maoists
set it ablaze.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.