The STF arrested four top cadres
of the CPI-Maoist from near Dihuri canal in Aurangabad District.
They were identified as Vikas Kumar ‘sub-zonal commander’, Ram
Narayan Yadav, Karpuri Thakur and Ravi Ranjan Paswan, DSP, Daudnagar,
Mazhar Hussain said.
A self-styled ‘area commander’
of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from Nefti village under Mufassil
Police Station in Aurangabad District. Acting on a tip-off, the
Police raided a place and arrested Jaggu Paswan, wanted in connection
with several criminal cases. A carbine and several rounds of ammunition
were seized from him, Police said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaking
at the golden jubilee function of Bihar Police Annual Award, organised
by the State Crime Investigation Department at the Gandhi Maidan,
said the State would recruit 10,000 constables and 1,000 sub-inspectors
every year till the Police: Public Ratio in the State matches
the National Average. "We would clear the backlog of recruitments,"
he added. Director General of Police (DGP) Neelmani enumerated
Police's achievements. "People have now started feeling that Police
are for them," he said and added that the people are also helping
the Police with intelligence inputs.
A CRPF constable was killed and
two other troopers were injured as the cadres of the CPI-Maoist
triggered three powerful land mine blasts in quick succession
to thwart an anti-Naxal (LWE) operation in Gaya District.
A self-proclaimed 'sub-zonal area
commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Srinath Ram was arrested
in Rohtas District of Bihar. DGP Neelmani told reporters
in Patna that Srinath, a resident of Gamharia village under Karakat
Police Station of the District was arrested while he was waiting
to receive the 'levy' amount. Police recovered a country made
pistol from his possession.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar visited
the Maoist-affected Sikaria village in Jehanabad District, to
inaugurate a hospital and assured further developments in the
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist
surrendered before the SSP, M.R. Naik, in Darbhanga District.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided
Kathor village in Munger District and set ablaze a thatched house,
ASP S. B. Lande said, adding no one was injured in the incident.
They later hoisted a black flag at the school under Dharhara Police
Station, Lande added.
The Maoists, who had called for
a boycott of Republic Day celebrations, hoisted black flags in
several Districts in the State.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
shot dead a village sarpanch, identified as Shivji Singh
alias Shivchandra Prasad Singh, at Jihuli panchayat
under Patahi block in East Champaran District.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided
Jagdishpur-Kodari village in Jamui District and injured three
villagers in the wee hours. Over 200 armed cadres attacked the
village and fired several rounds to intimidate the villagers.
Three villagers were assaulted and injured by the Maoists, who
observed 'Sahadat Diwas' at the village to protest the killing
of eight of their cadres in an encounter with the Police and locals
on January 30, the sources said.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up the house of one Bharat Singh of Prithwipur village under the
Panapur Police Station area of Saran District. They also set ablaze
a vehicle parked outside the house.
The Lakhisarai Police arrested
a Maoist, identified as Prithwiraj Hembrom alias Pouluce
Hembrom, from Bhalua village under Chandramandi Police Station
of Jamui District. The arrested Maoist had also contested the
2010 assembly election from Chakai assembly constituency on a
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket.
Another Maoist, identified as
K K Mishra alias Ramashish Mishra alias Ashish Mahato,
was arrested in Lakhisarai District.
Five top ranking CPI-Maoist cadres,
including a 'self-styled commander', was arrested at Chapra in
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked
Sohail Police picket under the Kothi Police Station of Gaya District.
However, the Maoists retreated when Police opened retaliatory
firing. Gaya SSP Amit Lodha said about 200 heavily armed Maoists
attacked the Police picket around midnight. No casualty has been
reported from either side, the SSP said.
Maoist spokesperson Paramjeet
said the Maoist outfit would renew its attacks on school buildings
and blow them up over alleged conversion of several schools in
Dumaria-Imamganj area into Police camps. The Maoist spokesperson
alleged that schools at Barha village under Dumaria Police Station
and Khajuria village under the Banke Bazar Police Station have
been converted into Police camps. The Magra School of Dumaria
Police Station was already under Police occupation, the Maoist
spokesperson alleged. The Maoist spokesperson conceded that his
organisation was running several parallel schools in the District
to educate the deprived children. He refused to divulge details
saying that such disclosures will be counter-productive and amount
to open invitation to the Security Police to clamp down on such
schools, Paramjeet said.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze
six vehicles, including five trucks and a pick-up van, in two
separate incidents at Rewaghat under Saraiya Police Station and
at Tengrari village under Shivaipatti Police Station in Muzaffarpur
District in protest against the recent arrest of Nakul, a Maoist
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up railway tracks between Kurhni and Turkey Railway stations
in Muzaffarpur District. "Over 50 Maoist cadres triggered a mini
cylinder blast badly damaging the tracks at a place between Kurhni
and Turkey railway stations late last night," ADG (Rail) S. K.
Bhardwaj said. RK Agarwal, Divisional Railway manager, Sonepur,
said, the Maoists had called a 24-hour bandh on February
10, in Tirhut area in North Bihar in protest against the recent
arrest of Nakul, a Maoist 'zonal commander' in Saran District
on February 4.
The Maoists set ablaze a private
bus in Muzaffarpur District. There were no casualties, Police
A top ranking cadre of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Bibhishan Pandit, resident of Gogladih village under
the Kharagpur police station in Munger District, suspected to
be involved in the landmine blast that killed the then Munger
SP K C Surendra Babu, his bodyguard and four other Policemen in
January, 2005, was arrested by the Police from Teliakumri panchayat
locality under Belhar Police Station in Banka District.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a State-run school building at Barhara in Chakkarbandha
forest in Gaya District. Over 50 armed Maoists surrounded the
school, commanded the villagers watching a cultural programme
to leave the premises and detonated dynamites and blew up the
building. The building was earlier being used as a CRPF camp,
the Police said.
Hundreds of students of a school
in Muzaffarpur District have appealed to the Maoists and the District
administration to help them resume classes which were stopped
after the Maoists assaulted two teachers earlier this month.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Gopal Sharma alias Punitji and Deepak Sharma alias
Deepu, were arrested by the Masaurhi Police in Patna District.
Both of them are native of Moka village under Masaurhi subdivision
in Patna District. Police recovered two pistols besides two cartridges
from their possession.
Over 30 heavily armed CPI-Maoist
cadres raided a construction site of Gammon India, and set ablaze
one dumper truck and one road construction machine belonging to
the company in Raghunathpur village under the Gurua Police Station
of Gaya District.
The Maoist made an unsuccessful
attempt to blow up the middle school building at Tilaiya Khurd
village under the Barachatti Police Station area of the District.
The Maoists planted an IED to blow up the school building, but
the device did not explode.
The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up
the house of Pushpapal, a former village sarpanch in Saran
District. Over 50 armed Maoist cadres raided the house of Pushpapal
at Chitwan village and triggered the blast, SP A.K. Satyarthy
said. Nobody was present inside the house at the time. The Police
recovered three landmines from near the house, Satyarthy added.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
reportedly killed by SFs during an encounter that lasted over
five hours in Majidih village in Banka District. According to
Police sources, around 12 heavily armed Maoists, who were holed
up in a house in the village, opened fire on STF troopers after
being asked to surrender. The SFs retaliated by killing six of
the Maoists, DGP Neelmani said.
Suspected cadres of the PLGA,
military wing of the CPI-Maoist, attacked two construction companies
after the firms failed to pay levy demanded by the PLGA cadres
in Bhabua city of Kaimur District. The 60-member squad of PLGA
cadres attacked the construction of a siphon-bridge of Durgawati
Reservoir Project on Hundari hills, assaulted workers and forced
them to stop work until the contractor paid them 10 percent of
the cost of the work. Later, in the night the cadres again attacked
the camp of the road construction company and set ablaze machines
worth INR 5 million, Police said. "The Maoists had planted
landmines on the approach roads making the operation difficult,"
Shahabad DIG Sushil Khopde said.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
by the Police from Patnbigha village in Islampur Police Station
of Nalanda District on. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided
a place and arrested the three Maoists, including a ‘zonal commander’
of the Maoists Arvind alias Verma, besides top cadre Srikant
Paswan alias Naga Paswan and Narsingh Yadav. Two rifles
and one SLR looted from the Police and 16 live cartridges and
INR 7200 in cash were also recovered from them, sources said.
They were wanted in connection with several criminal cases.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up two control rooms of telecom towers in Jamui District.
About 50 armed Maoists came to the control rooms of private telecom
operators and blew up the facilities detonating dynamites at Mahugayen
village under Sonu Police Station area, SP R N Singh said. The
Maoists triggered the blast in apparent protest against the killing
of six Maoists during an encounter with the Police at Majidih
village under Katoria Police Station area in neighbouring Banka
District on February 26.
Armed Maoists abducted two members
of a family and later released them near Aureya village in Rohtas
District, the Police said. Twenty Maoists abducted Dinesh Yadav
and his nephew Omprakash, when they were returning to the village
after offering prayers at a nearby temple and took them away to
an unknown place, SP P. Manu Maharaj said. Hours later, the abductors
released the two men after the Police conducted raids in several
places to trace them, the SP added.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
three jeeps of the irrigation department and damaged a school
building and an inspection bungalow of the water resources department
at Garhi village under the Khaira Police Station in Jamui District.
According to locals, a group of over 100 Maoists, including women,
raided the village around 8.30pm and asked shopkeepers to down
their shutters and leave the place immediately. Soon thereafter,
the Maoists demolished the Government and school buildings with
the help of four JCB machines of a private road construction firm
and bulldozed the buildings, they added. Jamui SP Ramnarayan Singh
said the Maoists set ablaze the three vehicles of the water resources
department, which were parked near the office at Garhi village.
The SP said the Maoists might have driven away a few JCB machines
from project work sites in the area to use them for damaging the
Over 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
attacked a private construction firm engaged in construction of
a bridge over river Gandak and set ablaze a tractor, two JCB machines,
a pump set besides a generator at Raghuvi village under Shivaipatti
Police Station in Muzaffarpur District. They also destroyed 1,000
bags of cement of the construction firm, for the failure of the
construction company to pay a levy of INR 10 million to the Maoists.
The Maoists assaulted labourers engaged in the construction work
and even poured kerosene on the construction supervisor Pankaj
Kumar. An employee of the construction firm identified as Uday
Kumar said that the Maoists collected the mobile phones and locked
the employees in one room before setting ablaze the machines and
Three persons were arrested and
about 2,000 kilograms of explosives and detonators were recovered
by the Aurangabad Police from two vans in an area falling under
Madanpur block in Aurangabad District. DGP Neelmani said the explosives
were on way to Rafiganj from Allahabad. He suspected that the
consignment could have been diverted for illegal mining in Jharkhand
or meant to be supplied to Maoists. The DIG (Magadha range) has
been asked to probe the matter, he added. Neelmani said three
occupants of the vans have been arrested in this connection as
they were not carrying any valid document.
The Police arrested a Maoist ‘commander’,
wanted in several incidents of crime, from Goralia hilly area
in Rohtas District. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided the
area and arrested Brishketu Kumar alias Bishnu Singh, SP
Manu Maharaj said. A rifle looted earlier from the Police and
12 rounds of ammunition were recovered from him. Bishnu Singh
is one of the founder members of the Maoists outfit in South Bihar
and is active in the area since early 80s. He was mastermind of
almost all major incidents in the region, the Police said.
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist was
killed in an encounter between the SFs and Maoists at Panchrukhiya
hill in Aurangabad District. The encounter, began on the intervening
night of March 6 – 7, and lasted about six hours. The SFs neutralised
a Maoist training camp atop the hill located in Madanpur Block
of the District. The dead Maoist has been identified as one Karu
Singh Bhokta of Petawar village under the Banke Bazar Police Station
under Lutwa Panchayat of the District. The SFs recovered
some explosive materials, two petrol bombs, battery chargers,
Maoist literatures, cooked food and utensils from the site. The
SFs also neutralised two bunkers at the site, ADG (HQs) Rajvardhan
Sharma said. Six persons, including five women of Lutwa panchayat,
were detained by the Police in this connection. The women were
later released after interrogation while one was arrested, Sharma
The STF of Bihar Police arrested
two top ranking cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Khagaria District.
Acting on a tip-off, the STF personnel carried out raids and arrested
Yogi Singh, ‘secretary’ of the North Bihar Central Zone, carrying
cash reward of INR 25,000 on his head, and O P Yadav, armed squad
member of the Maoist outfit, DGP Neelmani said.
Five top ranking cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were arrested by STF of Bihar Police from near an over
bridge at Sultanganj in Bhagalpur District. Acting on a tip-off,
the Police raided a place near the over bridge and arrested the
CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sriram Yadav, Vijay Yadav, Vishal
Kumar, Chandan Kumar and Vilas Kumar, wanted in connection with
several operations carried out by the outfit in the State. The
STF personnel recovered two pistols, one motorcycle, one jeep,
25 rounds of SLR ammunition, besides some live cartridges from
them, sources added.
Acting on the inputs provided
by the arrested five Maoists in course of interrogation, the STF
team raided Dulhar village in neighbouring Munger District and
neutralised a mini-gun factory. The STF arrested three more persons,
including Subodh Rai, from the spot, the sources said. The identity
of the other two is yet to be ascertained. Two pistols, several
semi-finished weapons, gun - manufacturing equipment and a machine
were also recovered during the operation.
The Police destroyed standing
crop of opium spread over 10-acre land in Langurahi hillock under
Madanpur Police Station in Aurangabad District. Acting on a tip
off that the cadres of the CPI-Maoist had planted opium in forest
land to raise funds, the Police visited the place and destroyed
the crop, the SP Vivek Kumar said.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
killed and one SAP personnel identified as Shiv Sharan Yadav was
injured in an encounter between the SFs and the Maoists in Dharmaha
village under the Kalyanpur Police Station in East Champaran District.
East Champaran SP Ganesh Kumar led the joint forces comprising
BMP, SAP, CRPF and STF troopers following information that a group
of over 100 Maoists had assembled at the village, sources said.
The over 12-hour-long encounter ended at 4:00 am on Monday [March
14], DGP Neelmani said. The bodies of all the six CPI-Maoist have
been recovered while eight other CPI-Maoists, including three
women, have been arrested. SFs have also recovered 14 weapons
comprising five SLRs, eight Police rifles and one .315 rifle,
besides explosives and ammunition from the spot, the DGP added.
Two CPI-Maoists were arrested
after a three-hour gunfight in another encounter with another
group of CPI-Maoist in Kakudih locality in Kaimur hills in Rohtas
District. SP Manu Maharaj said the SFs and Maoists were locked
in a fierce encounter during which over 500 rounds of ammunition
were fired from both sides. The arrested duos were identified
as Ranjeet Ram and Baleshwar Thakur, the SP said.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up two mobile towers and burnt a generator room near Dumaria Police
Station in Gaya District. Over 50 CPI-Maoist triggered dynamite
blasts to blow up the towers of BSNL and a private telecom operator
near the Police Station late last night. They also burnt the generator
room of a private telecom firm there, the Police said.
Following the arrest of two CPI-Maoists
on March 13, Police arrested 10 more CPI-Maoist, including three
women, and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition during the
encounter in Rohtas District. DGP Neelmani said: "We arrested
10 ultras, including three women, and seized 14 weapons, including
five SLRs and eight police rifles." The Police, he added, also
recovered a huge amount of explosives and detonators.
The Maoists had called for a 24-hour
bandh in Magadh division, comprising of Gaya, Aurangabad,
Nawada, Jehanabad and Arwal Districts, ADG (Headquarters) Rajvardhan
Over 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a State-run school building using dynamite at Khajurahi
village under Banke Bazar Police Station in Gaya District.
The Maoists set ablaze a control
room of the BSNL tower at Lakhua village under Imamganj Police
Station in the District, the Police said. Raids were conducted
in the area to arrest the Maoists involved in the act.
The CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted
and broke the limbs of Janardan Rai, a close political aide of
State Legislative Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary, at Bodhibigha
village under the Dumaria Police Station area of Gaya District.
According to the Police, at least 100 armed Maoist cadres descended
on the village and encircled the house of Rai, a JD (U) activist.
Accusing him of being a Police informer, the Maoists looted the
victim's movable belongings, including household utensils, a jeep
and a motorcycle, and then demolished the house with the help
of explosives. The jeep and motorcycle were subsequently set ablaze
about six kilometers away, near the Bihar-Jharkhand border.
The Police recovered three landmines,
apparently laid by the Maoists on the route to Bodhibigha to ambush
Police Parties in the District. The Maoists also left behind a
handwritten note, asking the Government to stop Operation Green
Hunt. The note said the Bodhibigha incident is just a "jhanki",
or trailer, and more such operations would be used in Dumaria,
Imamganj and Banke Bazar areas.
The Maoists set ablaze the solar
system installed at the house of Anuj Singh, Member of the Bihar
Legislative Council under the Dumaria Police Station area in the
Two persons were killed by the
cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Kanaudha village in Gaya District.
According to SP Ratnamati Sanjeev, three persons were abducted
by the Maoists from the village in the night of March 19. Bullet-ridden
bodies of two persons, including the son of the village Panchayat
head and some Maoist literature were found near a drain, the SP
said. The Police are yet to trace the whereabouts of the third
A wanted CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying
a reward of INR 25, 000 on his head, was arrested from Ibrahimpur
village in Bhojpur District. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided
a hideout in the village and held Shatrughan Ram, SP, M R Naik,
said. Ram was wanted in connection with the murder of the then
Tarari Police Station SHO Raj Kishore Sah in 2005, besides six
other criminal cases, he said.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist set
ablaze Airtel mobile tower at Marpa village in East Champaran
District. According to Police more than two dozen Maoist cadre
in number, stormed Puri Tola in the village and set ablaze the
mobile tower. The Maoists raised slogans to justify their ideology
while escaping. The service of Airtel was disrupted in the District
as the controlling unit at the tower stopped functioning after
the mobile tower was set ablaze, the Police added.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up a State-run school building in Tetrain village under Deo Police
Station area in Aurangabad District. Over 50 Maoist cadres surrounded
the school building in the village and triggered the dynamite
blast and blew up the school building. Three rooms of the school
building were destroyed in the blast, the Police said.
A powerful bomb planted by the
Maoists was recovered by the Police from the adjoining Yadupur
village in the District. Police raided the area to locate the
Maoists involved in the act.
Maoist cadres, including their self-styled ‘area commander’ Arvind
Paswan were arrested at Bhikhanpura in Muzaffarpur District. "Acting
on a tip-off, the Police raided a house in the village and the
three Maoist cadres - Arvind Paswan, Vinay Paswan and Ajay Paswan
- who were wanted in connection with several cases were arrested,"
SSP Rajesh Kumar said.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew
up a school building at Tilaiya Khurd in Gaya District. Over 70
Maoist cadres surrounded the school and triggered a dynamite blast
to blow up the State-run school building last night, the Police
said. Three school rooms were badly damaged in the blast, the
Police said adding the Maoists later set ablaze a house in the
village before fleeing into the nearby forests.
Bindeshwari Yadav alias
Bindi Yadav, a member of the RJD party has been arrested and around
4000 rounds of ammunition and cash has been seized from his possession
in the District. A team of Police officers intercepted the vehicle
of Yadav and during the search, ammunition for sophisticated weapons
like SLRs and AK-47 were seized which were to be supplied to the
Maoists to be used during the village council elections to be
held in the State.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
a dumper of Bihar State Bridge Corporation and assaulted labourers
at Piprahighat in Sitamarhi District. Over 25 Maoist cadres surrounded
the place where work was in progress, sprayed kerosene and petrol
to set ablaze the dumper, sources said. They also beat up the
labourers when they resisted, they said adding a combing operation
has been launched to arrest the Maoists.
One villager was killed and four
top CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested following an encounter between
the Maoists and SFs that lasted for six hours in the forest at
Hasikol in Jamui District. The encounter occurred when a group
of Maoists saw SF personnel carrying out combing operation in
the area, DGP Neelmani said. The villager, identified as Dudha
Murmu, was killed after he was hit by a stray bullet during the
encounter while he was collecting fruits from the forest, SP Rajnarayan
Singh said. The SFs arrested four top Maoists after the encounter
Singh said, adding one mobile phone, two explosives, four battery,
two solar charging sets, besides one stabiliser, plastic table
and a medical kit were seized from the spot.
The SFs, comprising the DAP, CRPF,
STF and SAP, used rocket launchers and explosive launchers over
the 100 rounds of firing on the Maoists, Singh added.
The Police arrested Subhash Mandal,
reported to be an ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist from Gaya
District. A Police rifle was recovered from the possession of
Mandal. "We are verifying records to ascertain from where the
recovered Police rifle was looted," SSP Vinay Kumar said. Maoists
have looted at least 500 Police rifles and other weapons during
their operations in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand in recent
years, the SSP added.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist assaulted
and injured five labourers and set ablaze two road construction
machines of a private firm at Kanaudha village in Aurangabad District.
Over 25 Maoist cadres raided the village and assaulted the labourers
and injured them. The Maoists, demanded money from the owner of
the company failing to which they set ablaze its machines used
in construction of road under PMGSY besides some furniture at
the work site, the Police said.
A recent intelligence report sent
to the MHA has warned that nearly half-a-dozen Maoists lodged
in prison may pose a serious threat to the security of Motihari
District jail. The East Champaran SP, Ganesh Kumar, has issued
stern directions to all SHOs and asked them to keep a strict vigil
in the areas. According to another intelligence report, the Maoists
are contemplating the abduction of bureaucrats. The depot of Indian
Oil Corporation at Raxaul town and other Government offices in
the East Champaran District are also on the target of the Maoists,
the report said. DIG, Champaran Range, Pankaj Darar said the Police
are keeping a constant watch on the situation.
Acting on a tip off, the Police
arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres with arms and ammunition from
Mehdi Hasan chowk area in Muzaffarpur District. SSP Rajesh Kumar
said the Maoists were wanted in several violent activities in
the District and adjoining areas. The identity of the arrested
Maoist cadres is yet to be ascertained.
Two suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Sikandarpur in Muzaffarpur District. The arrested
duo identified as Anil Sahni and Shekhar Kumar were preparing
to commit a major crime in the town. They were arrested by the
Police along with their arms and ammunitions. A motorcycle and
some looted articles were recovered from Sahni.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
from Kathkur and Kachanur villages in Aurangabad District. Acting
on a tip-off, the Police raided the villages and arrested the
Maoists wanted in connection with several criminal offences, official
sources said. The Police recovered two regular rifles, six country-made
rifles, two country-made pistols, 95 rounds of ammunition, ten
uniforms and as many bags from their possession. Several posters
pasted by the Maoists asking the people to boycott the upcoming
Panchayat elections in the area were also recovered, sources
All 682 candidates for various
posts in the ensuing Panchayat polls in nine Panchayats
under Dumaria block in Gaya District withdrew their nomination
apparently giving in to the Maoists call for poll boycott, official
sources said. The candidates have withdrawn their nomination on
their own free will, Dumaria's BDO Anil Kumar said. He, however,
could not explain the reason behind withdrawal of all candidates
from the forthcoming Panchayat polls in the Panchayats
under Dumaria block. The candidates, who withdrew their candidature,
included 218 for the post of panchs, 248 for ward members,
133 for Panchayat Samiti and 83 for mukhias. While
all 682 candidates in fray for various posts in nine Panchayats
have withdrawn their candidature, no candidate had filed nomination
for any post in two Panchayats - Sahchar and Mangia - under
Dumaria block. It may be mentioned that the Maoists, has given
a boycott call of the Panchayat polls and has put up banners and
posters at several places to remind the people and prospective
candidates about its diktats. Incidentally, the area is
represented in the State Assembly by Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhury.
The STF troopers arrested a top
leader identified as Baidyanath Tiwari alias Tula Nand
Tiwari alias Binod Mahto alias Sameerji alias
Bhagwan Dada, of the CPI-Maoist from Samukhiya Mor village in
Banka District. Acting on a tip off, the Police team headed by
the STF DSP Neeraj Kumar raided a hide out and arrested Tiwari,
the ADG (HQs) Rajvardhan Sharma said. Tiwari is secretary of the
BJSAC of the Maoists. The Police recovered a pistol, six live
ammunition, 11 mobile phones, a laptop and a large quantity of
Naxal (LWE) literature from the possession of Tiwari who was wanted
in at least 25 cases of Maoist operations in Bihar, the ADG said.
Tiwari, a native of Jokityabad village in Giridih District of
Jharkhand, was wanted in connection with at least 25 Naxalite
activities, including the murder case of the then Munger SP KC
Suresh Babu in 2005 and abduction of four cops from Kajra forests
in Lakhisarai District of Bihar in 2010, ADG Sharma added.
About 1,000 candidates withdrew
their nominations and many other aspirants did not file nomination
papers at all in two southern Districts in the Panchayat
polls to be held on April 20, for the fear of CPI-Maoist, after
the Maoists threatened of dire consequences if they participated
in the democratic exercise. "People certainly want to stay alive
instead of getting killed for trying to contest in an election.
The security situation here does not give us confidence," said
Mahendra Prasad of Sherghati in Gaya District. Prasad withdrew
his name a few days after filing his nomination papers for the
election of mukhia. "We had assured the people that full
security measures would be in place to ensure peaceful polls.
We had asked the candidates to complain against any pressure from
anywhere. But nobody complained so far," said Gaya SSP Vinay Kumar.
DGP Neelmani, however, said Security Forces were ready to ensure
peaceful and fair polls.
At a Press conference in Ranchi,
the Minister of Health of Bihar, Aswani Kumar Chaubey asked the
Jharkhand Government to form a joint strategy to fight Naxal (LWE)
menace. Chaubey said "Both Bihar and Jharkhand are facing similar
problem of Naxalism. We need to fight this problem together."
Speaking on the development in Bihar, he said that the NDA Government
has accelerated the pace of development. But Jharkhand with unstable
Government in the past one decade has lagged in terms of development,
he added. He expressed hope that the BJP led coalition Government
headed by Arjun Munda will usher in development.
The Maoists had given a 24 hour
bandh call from Sunday midnight [April 17], to protest
the arrest of their 'commander' of BJSAC, Sameer Das, in Banka
District on April 14.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
a villager in Dayaldih village in Jamui District. According to
the Police, the Maoist cadres arrived at Dayaldih village on bikes
and set ablaze to the BSNL and Reliance towers after ordering
some villagers, who were sleeping nearby, to leave. When a villager
identified as Bhim Thakur raised an alarm the Maoist cadres shot
him dead and also fired a few shots to scare away the people.
Five passenger vehicles were set
ablaze by armed Maoist cadres at Nari village under Kharagpur
Police Station area in Munger District. The Maoist cadres asked
passengers to get out of the passenger vehicles and beat up the
drivers before setting ablaze to the vehicles, the Police said.
Day to day life came to a near
halt under three blocks under Sherghati subdivision in Gaya District
namely Dumaria, Imamganj and Banke Bazar due to the bandh
call, given by the local committee of the Maoists to register
its protest against recent Police operations in the area and the
arrest of its cadres.
The Maoist cadres have issued
black warrants to eliminate the SPOs, for the casualties,
arrests and continuous counter-attacks from the Police in the
eastern Districts of the State. The spokesperson of the Jamui-Bhagalpur
committee of the Maoists, Avinash, has blamed the Police for forming
groups of such informers, in a similar pattern as was followed
in Jharkhand. "These SPOs mostly comprise villagers who have been
threatened or allured by the Police to work against us and pass
key information. There have been many incidents in the recent
past where the Police have either killed or arrested our men on
the basis of information they received," he said. Intelligence
reports have also confirmed the black warrants against SPOs. The
Maoists recently issued death warrants against Bhola Koda, Ashok
Koda, Jogeshwar Koda and Bidesh Sah, natives of Munger District,
for working as Police informers. "The documents said these SPOs
had a major role to play in the killing of Avdesh Yadav, a Maoist
sympathiser, and in the gang rape of Bindu Kumari, another Maoist
sympathiser. The Naxalites (LWE) have taken a decision to eliminate
such agents and have issued death warrants," the Police said.
The documents recovered at Majidih also revealed that the Maoists
were annoyed with the former SP, Munger, M. Sunil Naik for appointing
a large number of SPOs in the District that led to the death of
a number of their cadres.
A CRPF trooper was killed in a
gun battle with CPI-Maoist cadres at Navigaarh in Pananwa Tand
area in Gaya District. While a Maoist was also arrested, the Police
recovered three guns from the encounter site.
Nearly 2,500 Police officials
and constables have left for different places under Maoist-affected
Madhuban (Bhagalpur District), Phenhara (Champaran District) and
Tetariya (Nawada District) blocks, which will go for panchayat
polls on today.
One woman and a Police officer
were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres who were opposing the Panchayat
elections in Ramsinghdih Panchayat under Laxmipur block
in Jamui District. Three Maoists, who had queued up before a booth
at Ramsinghdih Panchayat, opened fire killing ASI Rajendra
Jha on the incident site, the Police said.
The Maoists later demanded a matchbox
from a woman, identified as Aisa Khatoon, to set ablaze a tractor
near the booth. As the woman refused, they fired at her, killing
her and injuring two other villagers, the sources said.
A bomb explosion was reported
from the house of a candidate for village sarpanch in the
District, but it was not known if there was any casualty, they
said. The 10-phase polls will end on May 28.
The Police recovered a landmine
from Lalganj-Purnaini road near Purnaini in Vaishali District,
DGP Neelmani said. Based on information provided by a villager,
the Policemen searched a place and found the powerful landmine
suspected to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, Neelmani said. "We
have decided to give a reward of INR 25,000 to the villager,"
Two persons have been arrested
following a case lodged by the Railway Police for issuing threat
call that the CPI-Maoist will blow up the Narkatiaganj Railway
Station in West Champaran District, Muzaffarpur SRP, Sheo Kumar
The Police recovered explosives
in 50 bags from an abandoned CPI-Maoist bunker during an anti-Maoist
operation at Madhubani village under Banke Bazar Police Station
in Gaya District.
Three persons were abducted by
the CPI-Maoist cadres from Barcha village in Rohtas District.
"A group of Maoists raided the village last night and picked (abducted)
three people, identified as Amit Chaube, Phulendra Chaube and
Suresh Sah," SP Manu Maharaj said.
The Bihar Police during the course
of the day-long operation jointly executed by a STF team headed
by SP Sudhir Kumar and the Katihar Police headed by DSP Gopal
Paswan arrested seven Maoist cadres, including three top Central
Committee members of the CPI-Maoists from a village in Ganesh
Tola under Barsoi Police Station in Katihar District.
The others were identified by
the Police as Abhimanyu alias Umesh Yadav alias
Rajendra (47), 'secretary' of the UU (Uttar Bihar-Uttar Pradesh)
regional bureau who hails from Kursela in Katihar, Nokhe Lal Chowdhary
alias Suraj alias Bakraf (30), a North Bihar Eastern
Zonal Committee (NBEZC) member and Shyamji Rishi, another member
Five Policemen, including the
SHO of Rajepur Police Station in East Champaran District, were
injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast under
the jeep they were travelling in near Dera Chowk at Ramnagar village
under the Shivaipatti Police Station in Muzaffarpur District.
Muzaffarpur SSP Rajesh Kumar said the incident occurred when a
Police party from East Champaran District entered the village
in the District to arrest some absconding criminals.
Three persons, earlier abducted
by the CPI-Maoist cadres, were released at Yadunath village in
Rohtas District. The three persons identified as Amit Chaube,
Phulendra Chaube and Suresh Sah were abducted from Barcha village
in the District on April 29.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Arjun Yadav, was arrested at Islampur in Nalanda District.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided a hideout at from Kudumpur
village and arrested Yadav, SP Jitendra Rana said. Yadav was wanted
by the Police for his involvement in over a dozen cases of Maoist
activities in the District, he added.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a self-styled zonal 'commander', were arrested from Piro in Bhojpur
District. Bhojpur SP M R Nayak said that acting on secret information,
a Police team carried out a raid and arrested the 'zonal commander',
identified as Vinay alias Pankaj, and his associate Manish.
The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
four farmers from Pararya village in Chutiya Police Station area
of Rohtas District. Over 40 armed Maoists raided the village and
abducted four farmers to an unknown place at gunpoint, the Police
said. The farmers were identified as Vibhishan Tiwari, Jaidurak
Tiwari, Dhiraj Tiwari and Rajgrih Tiwari.
As the voting for the ninth phase
of Bihar Panchayat polls began two polling officials were
killed and two critically injured in a landmine blast triggered
by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Jamui District. "Maoists targeted
a Police vehicle in which polling officials were going to conduct
polls in a village in Jamui," ADGP Rajwardhan Sharma said.
One person was killed and another
injured in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists near Chhurchuriya
village in the District, DGP Neelmani said. "The poll personnel
were going to Chhurchuriya booth on a tractor when the landmine
planted by Maoists went off," Neelmani said. The driver of the
tractor Arun Mandal died on the spot and one poll personnel who
is a local teacher was seriously injured in the blast, the DGP
The CPI-Maoist cadres, who abducted
four farmers from Pararya village in Chutiya Police Station area
of Rohtas District on May 13, released three of them unharmed.
The Maoists freed Jaidurak Tiwari, Dhiraj Tiwari and Rajgrih Tiwari
following fervent appeal from the villagers, sources said. Another
farmer Vibhishan Tiwari was still in captivity.
The CPI-Maoist cadres released
all seven poll personnel, who were abducted by the Maoists after
triggering a landmine blast in Jamui District on May 15, at Janamsthan
in Nawada District. "All the seven poll personnel held captive
by the Maoists have been released as a result of massive joint
operation conducted by DAP, BMP, SAP, STF, CRPF," DGP Neelmani
said in Patna. The polling team members who were released were
Naresh Kumar Sao, Nageshwar Mehta, Dheeraj Kumar, Manoj Kumar,
Kapildeo Kumar, Shyam Deo Verma and Om Prakash Thakur. Later,
the freed poll personnel reported the matter to Jamui District
Magistrate Manish Kumar.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist released
two abducted railway employees at an isolated place away from
the Chakant railway halt in Gaya District. Lever man Suresh Ram
and Dhanraj Paswan were abducted in the night of May 21.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres set
ablaze an excavator near Rauna village in Belaganj area in Gaya
District. "The incident occurred near a river in Rauna village.
The labourers and the machine owners had gone to eat food and
when they returned they saw the machines were set on fire," said
Tej Narayan Singh, Belaganj Police Station in-charge. Maoists
had left a red cloth and a note claiming responsibility for the
A Maoist 'zonal commander' was
arrested from a hideout in the District. Acting on a tip off,
a Police team raided the hide out and arrested the Maoist. The
arrested Maoist is wanted in connection with 24 cases in the District.
Cadres the CPI-Maoist assaulted
the employees and set ablaze road construction equipment, besides
tractors of a private firm at Dihuri village in Aurangabad District,
Police sources said. Over 24 heavily-armed Maoists surrounded
the office of the private firm, MBL Construction Company, held
the supervisor and drivers captive, beat them up before setting
ablaze the road construction equipment, the sources said. The
Maoist attack was believed to have taken place as the firm did
not heed the demand for extortion, the sources said.
Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist
cadres descended on Parchha village under Chutia Police Station
in Rohtas District and of blew up a school building. Three of
the seven rooms of the school were damaged in the incident. However,
there was no report of any casualty. After triggering the blast,
the Maoists shouted slogans against the Government machinery for
using the school buildings and other installations for housing
the Security Forces for anti-Maoist operations. Earlier, the Maoists
had attempted to blow up the school building on May 17 on the
eve of the 10th phase of panchayat polls. They, however,
failed in their mission, as the explosive used for blowing up
the building was sub-standard.
A Government school teacher, Ajit
Mishra, was arrested for helping the CPI-Maoist who blew up his
school at Parchha village in Rohtas District on May 31, Police
said. Police suspected that Mishra, who was posted at that school,
was involved in supplying explosives, remote control devices,
fuse wires and other equipment to the Maoists that was used in
several explosions in Rohtas and neighbouring Districts. Rohtas
SP Manu Maharaj said: "Police have been interrogating Mishra after
he was arrested from his native village Tiara Kala following continuous
electronic surveillance and intelligence inputs."
Maoists organised a 'Kangaroo
Court' and brutally beat up two people with heavy wooden stick
on the pretext of them being Police informers in the outskirts
of Gaya District. According to the Maoists, both the suspects
- Shyam Sundar Yadav and Vinod Yadav - were constantly leaking
vital information about Maoists' whereabouts and activities to
the local Police. Pleading for mercy, one of the victims Shyam
Sundar Yadav promised not to leak information ever again in life
and is willing to abide by the rules and regulations set by Maoists.
CPI-Maoist cadres who had abducted
two villagers, killed one of them and released the other at Pararia
village in Rohtas District, SP Manu Maharaj said. Heavily-armed
Maoists had abducted two persons Shatrughan Mahato and Shashi
Mahato from Pararia village a day earlier, the SP said. The Maoists
killed Shatrughan Mahato and threw his body on road near the village.
The Maoists, however, released Shashi who returned home safe.
The Maoists were suspecting that the two were passing information
to the Police about their activities in the area, sources said.
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
two persons in Gaya District. Over 50 Maoists raided Silwalia
village and Bela village under Dumaria Police Station and abducted
Shohail Ansari, Nehal Ansari and Nagvir Yadav for working as "Police
informers", City SP Ratnamani Sanjeev said. Ansari was, however,
released later on. The Maoists also beat up some villagers when
they resisted, he said adding that raids are being carried out
in the area to ensure safe release of the villagers and arrest
the Maoists, he said.
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres raided
Jagdishpur village in Aurangabad District and killed one villager,
identified as Bihari Yadav, Police said. An old enmity was stated
to be the reason behind the killing, they said.
Two wanted Maoists were arrested
from Dhangai in Gaya District, City SP, Ratna Sanjeev, said.
The Police raided the house of
one Rajesh Kumar at Chauher village in Arwal District and seized
three rifles, one pistol, 18 rounds of ammunition, ASP Manoj Kumar
said. Ganja pouches and liquor bottles were also found in the
possession of Kumar, who could have links with the CPI-Maoist,
the ASP said.
Youngsters in Maoist affected
areas of Bihar are being imparted training in martial arts and
handling of arms to counter the Maoists. The CRPF, in cooperation
with the State Police and a voluntary forum named Jan Jagran Sansthan,
has taken this initiative of training these youngsters in Gaya
region of the State.
The Bihar Police arrested Jagdish
Yadav, a top politburo member of the CPI-Maoist, from a clinic
at Guraru Bazaar in Gaya District. Yadav was being treated in
the clinic. Known by aliases such as Jagdish Master, Akhileshji
and Prabhatji, 70-year-old Yadav was a member of the Maoist Central
Committee between 1996 and 2004 and had been a politburo member
since then, overseeing major operations in Bihar, Jharkhand and
Andhra Pradesh. Police sources said Yadav was a big fish in the
Maoist pecking order, ranking just below Ganapathy and Kishan.
An absconder since 1972, he was wanted for a landlord's murder
in Aurangabad after a class war ensued between two factions. Carrying
a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, Yadav has been involved in
several major Naxal operations in Odisha, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.
The sources said he was wanted in two cases by the Andhra Pradesh
Police, eight by the Jharkhand Police and 14 cases by the Bihar
Police, including the Lakhisarai Police hostage case of 2010.
A resident of Gamhariya village in Aurangabad District, Yadav
played a key role in overseeing the merger of the PWG and the
MCC in October 2004.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
killed a villager, identified as Javed Ansari (32), whom they
had abducted from Nimatand village on June 11, and dumped the
body at Salaiya village in Jamui District. The Police recovered
a leaflet near the body in which Maoists claimed responsibility
of the killing for his reported involvement in seeking extortion
in the name of Maoists.
Ramswaroop Yadav alias
Vikas Yadav, 'sub-zonal commander' of the Maoists, was arrested
by the Police from Pachokhar village under Dev block in Aurangabad
District. Yadav was involved in five dozen cases of Maoist violence
in the State, including an incident of bomb explosion where eight
persons (seven of them children) were killed at Pachokhar village
under Deo Police Station during State Assembly election 2010.
He was also involved in an attack on Central Reserve Police Force
base camp at Madanpur, besides being involved in bomb blasts at
different schools in the District. Yadav was carrying a reward
of INR 50,000 on his head. Five kilograms of explosive, a country-made
pistol and several Maoists literature were recovered from him,
DIG, Magadh Range Umesh Kumar said.
A group of 70 CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up four cell towers in Imamganj area, one in Banke Bazaar
and one in the Dobhi block in Gaya District.
Police sources said that the Maoists
destroyed a cell tower in Aurangabad District in the State.
Around 100 armed Maoists attacked
the Kothi Police Station in Gaya District where one company each
of the Bihar Military Police, District Armed Police and Special
Auxiliary Force were stationed, City SP Ratnamani Sanjeev said.
A contingent of 40/50 armed Maoists
attacked the Nadaul railway station and set ablaze a part of the
railway station in Jehanabad District on the Patna-Gaya route,
disrupting rail traffic, during a bandh (general shutdown)
called in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, protesting against
the arrest of politburo member Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master,
who was arrested in Gaya District in the night of June 12. In
addition, the Maoists took hostage Rajesh Kumar, the station master
for a few hours, ransacked the station, and set ablaze the booking
counter and the panel room, and damaged the documents stored in
Police raided a place in Khagaria
District and arrested CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' Rameshwar Yadav,
alias Subhash alias Lamboo, and his associate Sandeep
Yadav. One pistol, 24 rounds of ammunition, two mobile phones
besides INR 26,000 in cash and two diaries with Maoist writing
were seized from them.
The State Police headquarters
has approved the proposal of setting up 152 base trans-receiver
stations (BTSs) in Maoist-affected Districts of the State for
better communication network during operations against the Maoists.
BSNL would carry out the task.
Three Maoists were arrested from
Sojanna village in Nalanda District. ASP Saurabh Kumar Sah said
Police raided the village and arrested Sobhi Yadav, Karu Yadav
and Mani Yadav. The three arrestees were reportedly involved in
several operations carried out by the Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand,
the ASP said.
Six heavily armed motorcycle-borne
cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed Arvind Kumar, a former sarpanch
of the Sewra panchayat in Magra village under Dumaria Police
Station in Gaya District. Angry villagers upset over the alleged
failure of the Central Reserve Police Force to make instant response
and follow the motorcycle-borne Maoists, set ablaze a pay loader
engaged in road construction work in the area. The villagers also
forced shopkeepers to down their shutters and blocked traffic
on the State Highway linking the Dumaria block with the District
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
mixing plant of a construction company at Chorwa village in East
Champaran District. Tyres of truck, dumper, AC wiring and other
equipment worth INR one million were destroyed in the incident.
The Maoists left some literature citing the company's failure
to pay 'levy' to the local (CPI-Maoist) as the reason behind the
arson, Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar said.
A 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist
was arrested from Pathra village under Dhibra Police Station in
Aurangabad District. "Acting on a tip-off, Police captured Sudarshan
Bhuiyan alias Guptaji, said to be zonal commander of Shahabad
range of ultra left outfit," SP VR Singh said. He was wanted in
connection with several operations carried out by Maoists in Bihar
A young researcher studying the
Naxal movement in Bihar has gone missing with her guide from the
Jamui District, Police officials said. Juhi Kumari, who hails
from Bangalore, went missing along with her aide Pradip Dass,
when on the way to the Jamui Railway Station to catch a train
for Bangalore, said Jamui SP Raj Narain Singh.
Nearly 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres
stormed Bangalwa Kareli village in Munger District and killed
six people and abducted seven others, Police said. "Five people
were killed on the spot while one sustained serious injuries and
died later in a hospital," an unnamed Police officer said.
A Maoist 'zonal commander' and
another LWE were killed in a factional clash at Baulia village
under Chutia Police Station area in Rohtas District. DGP Neelmani
said the LWE factions clashed in which Birendra Rana (Yadav),
Maoist 'zonal commander', Sone-Vidhyachal zone, and another LWE
Vishnu Yadav were killed. The dead bodies were recovered by the
Police, he said, adding one AK-56 rifle was seized from them.
STF personnel arrested Avinash,
the spokesperson of east Bihar and north Jharkhand zonal committee
of CPI-Maoist, from a place near Belhar-Jamui border in Banka
District, reports Telegraph. Though senior CRPF officers have
confirmed the arrest, Police is silent over it.
CPI-Maoist cadres released all
the 11 villagers they had abducted from Kareli village in Munger
District where they had shot dead six people. A villager had earlier
managed to flee. The abducted were released in Basraha-Chormara
forest near the village. According to the released villagers,
a message sent on cell phone from Kareli by a Maoist cadre in
the midnight to 'commander' Arvind Yadav that the villagers were
preparing to attack them at their hideouts, compelled the Maoists
to free them. The abducted were told to go back to their homes
with a warning not to help Police in any operation against them.
Earlier, in the afternoon a BSF chopper was pressed into service
on the retreat route of Maoists.
Maoists attacked the house of
Dwarika Yadav of Chando village in Barachatti area of Gaya District
and set it ablaze. However, Dwarika Yadav and his family managed
An 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist
of Shahabad range, Surendra Rai alias Ajayji, was killed
by his colleagues under Maoist-infested Nabinagar block in Aurangabad
District. Rai was looking after the organization's work in Rohtas
District. Pamphlets found beside his body dubbed him as a cheater
not loyal to the organization and was accused of working for its
rival faction, TPC.
Two suspected Maoists were arrested
in Munger District for allegedly killing six villagers on July
3. ADGP Rajwardhan Sharma said the Maoists are being interrogated
to collect more information on the massacre.
One villager was abducted by the
CPI-Maoist cadres from Ghoskotand village under Khaira Police
limits in Jamui District. Around 30-40 Maoists raided the village
and abducted Basudev Rai, a sympathiser of Munna Shah Squad of
the outfit. Sources added that wife of Rai was elected as the
panch member in the Panchayat election.
Three Maoists were arrested from
the Bangalwa forest area in Munger District, in connection with
the killing of six villagers on July 3, of Kereili village in
the District. Acting on a tip-off, Police raided the forest and
arrested Rakesh Yadav, Rajaram, Yadav and Dhiro Yadav.
CPI-Maoist conducted a Kangaroo
Court in Manjhar village in Gaya District, and punished Ranjit
Malakar, a school teacher for reportedly molesting a girl student
of 7th standard of his school. The victim's mother told media
persons that she was satisfied with the punishment ruled out to
the tainted teacher and that she will prefer going to the Maoists
for help than approaching to the Police.
The State Government decided to
recruit more SPOs to counter CPI-Maoist attacks in all its 31
Nine Maoist cadres, including
two self-styled 'area commanders', surrendered before the Police
in Sasaram in Rohtas District.
An encounter took place between
the Police and CPI-Maoist cadres in Sakaul forest of Munger District.
Some Maoists posters were found
in Karaili, Mahangama, Govindpur and Tarpar villages under Dharhara
Police Station area in the District warning against posting of
SPOs to carry out search operation against the Maoists.
A 'sub-zonal commander' of the
CPI-Maoist was arrested from a place under town Police Station
in Aurangabad District.
The Police uncovered a mini-gun
factory at Varna Dihri village in Rohtas District.
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist set
ablaze road construction machines and two dumpers at Saraun village
in Jamui District.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
from the Gerua and Khasia forests during a search operation by
SF personnel in Banka District.
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres slit the
throat of a villager and killed him at Bharpurva village in East
Acting on a tip-off, a raid was
conducted by the Police in Naga Road locality close to the border
under direct surveillance of the DSP Rajeev Ranjan and a cache
of explosives, including detonators, fuse wires and timer watch
used in making crude bombs were recovered in East Champaran District.
Eight CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a self-styled 'area commander' Sanjay Thakur, and a woman cadre,
were arrested from Bashathpur village under Tariyani Police Station
in Sheohar District.
cadres blew up the house of a former sarpanch of Yadunathpur
village and set ablaze his brother's house in Rohtas District.
The CPI-Maoist called for a bandh
on July 27, protesting against the arrests of three of their cadres
in the evening of July 17 in Bashathpur in Sheohar District. General
Secretary of the CPI-Maoist, Prahar issued a notice saying the
bandh would be a protest against the arrests of their cadres.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
blew up a telecom tower and control room of a private telecom
operator (Aircel) at Sonebersa village in Saran District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead
three villagers belonging to Kharwar tribe at Banda village under
Nauhatta Police Station in Rohtas District. Bodies of the victims
were recovered on July 31. Sasaram SP Manu Maharaj said that three
and not five villagers, as reported earlier, were killed in the
attack. Over 100 Maoists took part in the attack that targeted
former village headman Sugriva Kharbar, who heads an anti-Naxal
group called Kaimuranchal Vikas Morcha (Kaimur Area Development
The Maoists shot dead two persons,
identified as Lekhu Yadav and his nephew Manoj Yadav, at Phulhara
village, adjacent to dense Karmatand-Hathia Jharna forest area
in Banka District. An armed group of 10-12 Maoists abducted five
persons from a paddy field. They reportedly released three of
the villagers before killing Lekhu and Manoj. Sources said Lekhu
was a former Maoist whom they suspected to be a Police informer.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil
Kumar Modi admits Maoists are collecting money to let the road
projects continue. "The Government does not deny levy collection
but construction companies have to tell us so we can provide them
security cover. We have already given security guards at some
places," he says. Several area commanders arrested in Aurangabad
and Gaya have admitted to charging levy up to 7-10 per cent of
the project cost. "If the quality of work is poor (correspondingly
the profit margin of company will be higher), Maoists even bargain
for up to 20 per cent levy of the project cost," said a Police
officer in Aurangabad.
Around 400 residents of at least
six villages in Rohtas District fled for their safety as Maoists
threatened to eliminate them for not supporting them. Three days
after five people were killed by Maoists at Banda village, residents
of Banda and neighbouring villages Pandav, Auraia, Udarga, Bhurunda
and Shivsagar fled their homes to safer places. They were later
lodged at a camp in Chenari block of the District.
Over 40 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided the Bariarpur village under Barhat Police Station area
in Jamui District and blew up a part of the house of Sumitra Devi,
the village head.
The Maoists also blew up the house
of a villager, identified as Ashok Yadav, at Karman tola in the
same Police Station area, Police said.
SFs of Bihar, neighbouring Uttar
Pradesh and Jharkhand launched a joint operation 'Vishwas' (belief)
to apprehend CPI-Maoist cadres in the wake of hundreds of people
in Rohtas District having escaped from their villages in fear
of the Maoists. The operation was being carried out by the STF,
the CoBRA and the Police units of three States with helicopter
assistance in the contagious forest areas, ranging from Kaimur
and Rohtas Districts in Bihar, Palamau District in Jharkhand and
Robertsganj District in Uttar Pradesh, Rohtas SP Manu Maharaj
Bihar Police will spend INR 300
million for the purchase of bulletproof prefabricated barracks,
which are currently being used by CPOs engaged in forward areas
and a few States, including Chhattisgarh. According to a senior
Police officer, around 50 such barracks would be installed in
Heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided Ramban village under Shyampur Bhatta Police Station in
Sheohar District and set ablaze the house of a village head Subodh
Rai. Rai was not present at his house at the time of the incident.
Police arrested seven CPI-Maoist
cadres, including 'area commander' Hemant Ram alias Ashutosh
from Nazipur village in Muzaffarpur District. Hemant was wanted
in connection with the killing of the then Munger SP K.C. Surendra
Babu on January 5, 2005. Police said the Maoists had assembled
in the house of one Suresh Ram to give final touches to their
preparations to observe the Independence Day as 'black day' against
alleged Police repression. Muzaffarpur SSP, Rajesh Kumar said
a 9mm regular pistol, eight cartridges, Maoist literature, banners
and posters were seized from them. This is for the first time
that women Maoists have been arrested from Muzaffarpur District.
Police identified them as Shalini alias Renu Kumari (22),
daughter of Ram Ishwar Sahni of Olipur village in Sitamarhi District,
and Rekha Devi (35), wife of Maoist Dhirendra Bhagat of Paigambarpur
village in Muzaffarpur District.
Claiming that quality catch of
the Bihar Police is very high DGP Neelmani said, "We are targeting
top Maoist leaders and prepare the strategy after getting intelligence
input." "We never believe in random search as it leads to nowhere,"
he added. Mentioning about that the State Police have limited
resources, he said "We never got what we had requested for. We
are working with minimum force in the state." He added that if
more force was provided to the State, the Police would have worked
more effectively against the Naxalites. According to the data
available in the State headquarters, as many as 3,687 Maoist cadres
were arrested in Bihar from 2001 to 2010. The arrests Maoists
included several 'area commanders'. As many as 46 'area commanders'
and senior Maoists were arrested in the State in 2011. In 2010,
the figure was 59 while in 2009, the arrest figure stood to 33.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Satyendra Rajvanshi, was arrested with arms and explosives
from the forests near Ajaynagar village under Roh Police Station
in Nawada District following an encounter. Two carbines, a country-made
pistol, two rifles, explosives, besides a diary and Naxal literature
were seized from him, SP Ravish Kumar said.
Heavily armed Maoists raided Parsawan
village under the Raushanganj Police Station and abducted four
villagers, three of them activists of the Sangharsh Samiti
formed for the construction of a bridge over river Morhar, in
Gaya District. The abducted men are Umesh Prasad, Manoj Prasad,
Manoj Kumar and Chandrika Prajapat. Maoists are opposed to the
bridge construction as it will facilitate faster Police movement
in the area.
Rohtas District administration
provided an assistance of about INR 150,000 each to nine former
CPI-Maoist cadres who surrendered recently under the Central rehabilitation
scheme for self-employment.
About 50 inhabitants of the Government
camp at Chenari in Rohtas District have fallen sick in the past
one week because of poor sanitation and inhuman living conditions.
Maoist cadres fired about a dozen
shots on Indradeo Prasad, a farmer near Narayanpur Bazar, under
Rajepur Police Station area in East Champaran District killing
him on the spot.
Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist
cadre while raids were on arrest about a dozen more Maoists in
connection with the murder of two poor farmers belonging to Manuchak
and Uzilpur villages under Rajepur Police Station in East Champaran
Urmila Devi Kharwar, a resident
of Banda village in Rohtas District, blamed both the District
administrative officials as well as the Maoists for the death
of her child.
A formal complaint was lodged
with Dehri Police Station in Rohtas District in connection with
alleged threat to an RTI activist Ashok Paswan.
More than 50 armed CPI-Maoist
cadres clad in Police uniform raided Phoolwaria Kodasi hamlet
under Sikendra in Jamui District and forced the villagers to attend
a jan adalat (kangaroo court) at the foothills of Latchuar hills,
on the outskirts of the village.
The Centre cleared several roadblocks
to give a fillip to the State's rural development by agreeing
to release the money needed for the construction of rural roads
next month, and it also pointed out that the road construction
works would also be taken up in the State's Maoist-hit seven Districts
in a big way.
SP, Shivdeep Lade of Patna had
received a death-threat local-area commander of the CPI-Maoist,
in which he was threatened with being blown up into smithereens
within the next 24 hours. He was advised not to make any further
investigations into the Kundan Singh affair.
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted two
villagers in Jamui District who had been allegedly extorting money
and spreading fear in the area in the name and guise of the Maoists
without having any link with the outfit.
The Police, with the help of CRPF
troopers, rescued 10 boys who were on their way to join the Maoists
to earn a livelihood.
The DGP-designate Abhayanand took
over charge from the outgoing DGP, Neelmani, promising to check
The CPI-Maoist has initiated large-scale
recruitment of young village boys and girls and training camps
for the new cadres in inaccessible terrains of eastern Bihar Districts
and neighbouring parts of Jharkhand.
Two CPI-Maoist commanders were
arrested from their hideouts at Bodh Gaya and Atari in Gaya District.
One villager was killed while
two others were injured as more than 150 suspected cadres of the
CPI-Maoist raided Ghaghrizore hamlet under Barabasini panchayat
under Katoria block in Banka District.
DGP Abhayanand said that a composite
move by the Police is needed to check Maoist violence in the State.
He said that the problems related to Naxal terror are multi-dimensional
and for this an effective strategy would be chalked out.
The Maoists are set to make some
policy and organisational changes by the end of this year (2011).
The very first day of taking office
of the DGP, Abhayanand, issued a directive that all SPs would
take permission from the IG, Operations for deploying the SAP
for anti-Maoist operations.
A top cadre of the
CPI-Maoist, Radhe Mahto, who used to operate in Muzaffarpur, Vaishali,
East Champaran, Sitamarhi and Sheohar Districts in north Bihar,
A hardcore CPI-Maoist
cadre was arrested in connection with the killing of SP, Surender
Babu in Munger District six years back, Police said.
Two cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were arrested from Rohtas District. Two pistols and
eight rounds of ammunition were recovered from them at a place
under Rohtas Police Station area, SP Manu Maharaj said. The two
arrested Maoists were identified as Mahender Choudhary and Rahul
A CPI-Maoist cadre
was arrested from Budhua Ahara village in Munger District and
a pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition were recovered from him,
Two Maoists, identified
as Mahendra Choudhary and Rahul Kharbar, were arrested during
a combing operation in Taradih village on Kaimur plateau in Rohtas
District. Two country-made pistols and eight live cartridges were
seized from them.
The Police arrested
three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a 'sub-zonal commander' of
the outfit, from Aurangabad and Patna Districts. Acting on a tip-off,
the Police intercepted a speeding motorcycle in Aurangabad District,
and arrested the CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal commander', Nawal Bhuyian,
and his unidentified associate while they were trying to escape
to a safer place.
Abhayanand, DGP of
the State, mentioned that the problem related to the CPI-Maoist
terror is multi-dimensional.
The Railway Police arrested a
suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, Shiv Kumar Bind, from Bhagwanganj
locality in Patna District. Patna SP- Railways, Suresh Choudhary
said Bind was an accused in a case relating to the setting ablaze
of Nadaul railway station in Jehanabad District on June 16, 2011.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead an
Ayurvedic doctor near Shiekhpura market under the Pakaridayal
Police Station area in East Champaran District. According to reports,
nearly 12 Maoists raided the doctor's clinic around 11pm when
he was sleeping. They dragged him to a nearby paddy field and
shot him at point-blank range. The victim, Rajesh Kumar, had enjoyed
the company of the Maoists and had been their confidante for a
Top CPI-Maoist leaders have been
found investing money collected as levy from road contractors,
businessmen and others in the equity market to make more profits.
Maoists are said to be collecting around INR 20 billion as levy
from across the country annually. Their "lust for lucre" was amply
exposed when a Bihar Police team recovered share investment papers
worth INR 820,000 from the hideout of a top Maoist leader, Birbal
Murmu, alias Birbalda, during a raid at Chaupalwa village
in the Laxmipur Police Station area of Jamui District on September
CPI-Maoist cadres have shown keen
interest in rural welfare projects in the districts of eastern
Bihar, have blocked the progress of an ambitious health project
in Lakhisarai District. The District administration was forced
to stop the National Health Insurance Project (NHIP) in a number
of villages after the Maoists abducted five employees of Financial
Information Network and Operations Limited (FINO) from the Maoist
affected Tali Kodasi village under Piri Bazaar Police Station
of Lakhisarai District. The abducted employees were released after
two hours with a warning "do not return".
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a
farmer at Kadma village in East Champaran District.
Bihar Police was striving hard
to tackle CPI-Maoist insurgency in the State with optimum use
of resources, DGP Abhayanand said. "The State Police is doing
its best to tackle Maoist insurgency in Bihar with the resources
at its disposal," he added.
A hardcore Maoist and three others
were arrested from Piprahi in Sheohar District, Police sources
A cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified
as Ramesh Yadav was arrested near a bus stand in Tiwari Bigaha
village in Aurangabad District, a Police officer said. A native
of Mahmudpur village under Atari Police Station area in Gaya District,
Yadav was wanted in several incidents of Maoist violence.
Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including two Maoist 'area commanders', were arrested from the
Districts of Bihar.
CPI-Maoist's eastern Bihar and
Jharkhand regional committee put up posters in a number of villages
of Jankidhi panchayat under Chanan Police Station in Lakhisarai
District, accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union home minister
P. Chidambaram and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi of curbing the
voice of the common man.
A mutilated body, suspected to
be of Chhattu Yadav, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander' operating in
Bihar and Jharkhand, was recovered from the Didarganj area of
The Police arrested a Maoist,
identified as Sanjay Soren, from Lalmatia village in Munger District.
Sanjay, wanted in connection with over 12 cases, was arrested
along with a pistol, ammunition, a Police uniform, dry fruits
and ultra-left literature.
A self-styled 'area commander'
of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from East Champaran District. Acting
on a tip-off, the Police raided Raghunathpur village and arrested
the Maoist, identified as Nanhak Paswan, SP Ganesh Kumar said.
An American made pistol and 66 live cartridges were seized from
him. The arrested Maoist leader was wanted in connection with
several operations executed by Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, Rajendra
Yadav, was arrested from Chutia Police Station area of Rohtas
District. Rohtas SP Manu Maharaj said Yadav was involved in collecting
levy and supply of arms to the outfit.
Panchu Khera, the 'sub-zonal
commander' of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested from an abandoned brick-kiln
located inside the Pipratilha forest under Belhar Police Station
in Banka District.
Around 50 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked
a private construction company site and assaulted the labourers
on duty and subsequently set ablaze a machine engaged in construction
of a bridge at Domuhan Bridge under Risiyap Police Station in
A Police team recovered a land-mine
from Sakhaul village in Munger District while it was going for
a raid following information about CPI-Maoist cadres.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
shot dead former Samata Party District president and JD-U leader,
Santan Singh (65) at Barem village under Nabinagar block of Aurangabad
Four traders of Giridih were
abducted by suspected Maoists in Nawada District. Karu Shaw, Hira
Shaw, Meghan Shaw and Ajay Choudhary had gone to Kauakol in Nawada
District when the Maoists abducted them.
Armed Maoists set ablaze a JCB
machine of private road-construction company at Jardeji village
in Gaya District. Over 25 armed Maoists raided the office of Magadh
Construction Private Ltd engaged in construction of roads and
burnt the machine, sources said. They later managed to flee.
Four top CPI-Maoist cadres were
arrested during raids at Teliadih village by Jhajha Government
Railway Police (GRP) personnel in Jamui District. The arrested
cadres were identified as Anil Ravida, Fago Ravidas, Raghuvir
Ravidas and Anil Ravidas.
Dozens of heavily armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist killed a person, identified as Santosh Yadav,
at Bagodar village under the Kothi Police Station in Gaya District.
Santosh is said to be a cadre of the TPC, a breakaway faction
of the CPI-Maoist, which is active in the Sherghati sub-division
of Gaya District. On that day the Maoists raided his house, dragged
out the inmates, looted valuables, including food-grains and other
household items, and set the house on fire. While retreating,
the Maoists abducted Santosh and subsequently killed him. The
body was dumped on the Jharkhand side of the inter-state border.
Sherghati SDPO, Mahindra Prasad, said Santosh's body had been
sent for post-mortem examination.
A panchayat teacher of
a primary school in Nasirchak village under Mohanpur block in
Gaya District has been sacked from his job following the order
of the District Magistrate due to his alleged links with the CPI-Maoist.
The teacher, Rambali Paswan alias Gandhi, has been named
accused under different sections of the IPC for his alleged involvement
in murder, illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
Seven Maoists, including a "commander",
were arrested during raids from two places in Rohtas District.
While Maoist 'commander', Sudarashan Ram alias Firoj, and
his four accomplices were near an under-construction bridge over
Sone river in the Dehri-on Sone two Maoists were arrested from
Raiding a house at Bangalwa village
under Dharhara Police Station area Munger District, Police arrested
a Maoist, identified as Bablu Yadav.
Raiding Nakardawa Sareh under
Rajepur Police Station area in East Champaran District, Police
arrested two Maoists - Sujit Sahni and Ram Sagar Thakur. A country-made
pistol, three cartridges and INR 4,150 were seized from them.
SF's destroyed two Maoist bunkers and seized about 5000 rounds
of ammunition besides explosives from a training camp in Kubra
hills in Gaya District.
Over three dozen armed Maoists
abducted 15 labourers from Balthara village in Jamui District.
Police said the labourers were engaged in constructing a bridge
when they were forcibly taken away.
Union Home secretary R. K. Singh
assured the Sate Government to provide three more battalions of
the Central Forces and a helicopter for intensive operations against
the Maoists operating in the State. Singh said the Centre would
provide one battalion of the Central Forces immediately while
the two more battalions would reach later.
Over 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
bull-dozed two school buildings at Dhangain and Haiya Sari villages
in Barachatti Police Station area of Gaya District. Reports said
that the Maoists used JCB machines of a construction company engaged
in the construction work in the area to bulldoze the school buildings.
Police arrested six cadres of
the CPI-Maoist after a gun-battle and seized arms, explosives
and other materials used for making weapons in Suarmanwa forests
in Rohtas District. Police seized two rifles, including an American
semi-automatic rifle, one country-made rifle and a country- made
pistol, besides 25 detonators, five litres of liquid explosives,
25 live cartridges, three magazines and other materials from the
Police destroyed an illicit gun
factory being run by the Maoists near Banskhoh area in the Kaimur
plateau of the District.
Police arrested two TPC cadres,
identified as Deepak Rajwar alias Ranjit and Dharmendra
Ram, from Baluara Tola in Naur village under Nabinagar block of
Aurangabad District. One 9 mm pistol, seven live cartridges and
one magazine were seized from them.
Bharosha Ram, a former self-styled
area commander of the CPI-Maoist-Leninist was arrested from Sahar
Police Station area in Bhojpur District. Bharosha Ram was allegedly
involved in five cases of carnage, between 1996-2000 in Bhojpur,
Nalanda, Nawada and Aurangabad Districts.
The Bihar Government has sanctioned
INR 810 million for anti-Maoist operations in the State. It has
decided to purchase 51 mine-protected vehicles, 95 bullet-proof
vehicles, 50 bullet-proof troop-carriers and 100 troop-carriers
aimed at strengthening the anti-Maoist operations.
A senior Maoist leader identified
as Jageshwar Yadav alias Jago Yadav was arrested from his
home at Lariyatand village in Munger District. Yadav was a named
accused in the July 2, 2011 Karaili massacre.
A former CPI-Maoist leader, Gaurishankar
Jha (55), was killed by a gang of armed criminals at his home
at Dostiyan village under Purnahiya Police Station in Sheohar
District. His wife and daughter also suffered bullet injuries.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, Shankar Das
alias Bhagwanji, was arrested from Phulkaha village in
Bhatha Police Station area in Sheohar District, SDPO, S M Vakil
Ahmed said. The Maoist was wanted in connection with several incidents
of violence in the State, he said.
A squad of around 20 cadres of
the CPI-Maoist destroyed the mobile tower of a private operator
by triggering an explosion at Kanuali under Konch Police Station
in Gaya District. According to Police, the Maoists took the step
apparently after they were not given money by the operator.
A top CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested
from Bara Bishunpur village in East Champaran District. Acting
on a tip off, the Police arrested Vijay Prasad, while he was going
somewhere on a bike, SP Ganesh Kumar said.
The authorities recovered mobile
phones and sim cards among other articles from the central prison
in East Champaran District, a Police official said.
The Maoists demolished a mobile
tower of a private operator and abducted its two security guards
at Chain in Jamui District. About 30-40 armed Maoists raided the
village and used explosives to destroy the tower before abducting
the guards identified as Mahendra Singh and Babulal Singh.
Heavily armed Maoists attacked
a camp of the CoBRA in Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District.
There was no report of injuries or casualties from either side,
Magadh range DIG, N Hasnain Khan said.
Vinay Singh alias Manan
Singh, husband of Dharfari panchayat sarpanch Kamini Singh,
was shot dead by a group of about 30 CPI-Maoist cadres who attacked
the village under the Paroo block in Muzaffarpur District, to
enforce the Bharat Bandh called by the Maoists. The Maoists
also shouted pro-Maoist slogans and left behind a large number
As the two-day Bharat bandh
called by the Maoists began, the Maoists set ablaze a cell phone
tower in Aurangabad District. A large number of Maoists stormed
Suhi village under the Kutumba Police Station and set ablaze the
cell phone tower of private operator Airtel, the Police said.
The Police arrested two Maoists,
Preman Kahar alias Preman Ram and Bharosa Mistri alias
Doman Mistri, from their hideouts located at Hawsapur and Karium
Bela villages respectively in Patna District.
A fierce gun battle started between
the Police and CPI-Maoist cadres after more than 50 heavily armed
Maoists attacked Tandwa Police Station in Aurangabad District,
the concluding day of two-day 'Bharat bandh' called by
The Maoists set ablaze a three-wheeler
near Arauri village under the Konch Police Station in Gaya District
for violating their diktat to observe two-day bandh.
A suspected Maoist cadre involved
in the attack on the camp of the CoBRA in Dumaria Police Station
was arrested outside the CoBRA camp under Dumaria Police Station
area in the District. The suspected Maoist is believed to have
been hit by a bullet in the encounter.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
exchanged fire with Police near Dhivra Police Station in Aurangabad
District. Hundreds of armed Maoists fired at the premises of Dhivra
Police Station prompting the policemen to return fire, SP Sidharth
Kumar Jain said. There was no report of casualty from either side,
The Maoists set ablaze a mobile
tower of a private telecommunication company at Maduaha village
under Sakra Police Station in Muzaffarpur District.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
seven workers from two construction sites in Pakri village in
Jamui District. Some 50 heavily-armed Maoists, the Police claimed,
reached a makeshift workshop of a construction company which is
engaged in construction of a bridge over Kiul River and abducted
Intelligence sources said Ravikant,
a tribal cadre of the CPI-Maoist, was appointed as the new 'commander'
of the Sone-Ganga-Vindhyachal zone last week, replacing Munna
Vishwakarma, who was made commander after the death of Birendra
Yadav alias Rana, in Rohtas District in July 1, 2011.
CPI-Maoist cadres released all
the seven labourers after they were abducted on December 9 from
Pakari village in Jamui District. The labourers were set free
at a hillock near Rajaun Bishanpur village, SP R N Singh said.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed
a school by razing it down to the ground in Gaya District. Residents
say around 100 armed Maoists stormed into Barachatti village with
a bulldozer and demolished the building.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist,
including two women, identified as Rudal Sahni, Sanjay Manjhi,
Rajesh Singh (of Patahi), and Santa Paswan (of Shikarganj village)
besides two 22-year-old women Kanchan and Bipasha, residents of
Tariyani village in Sheohar District were arrested during a joint
operation conducted by the STF and the local Police from a house
in Mahmada Mushahar Toli under the Pathai Police Station in East
Champaran District. IG-operations Rajesh Chanra said two pistols,
22 cartridges and Maoist literature were also recovered from their
CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the
building of an upgraded Government middle school at Sarkanda village
under Tankuppa block in Gaya District.
The Maoists demolished the building
of another upgraded middle school at Chananwar village under Khaira
block in Jamui District. The school had 14 rooms. A JCB machine
was found near the destroyed school.
The Police neutralised an illegal
arms and ammunition factory operated by the CPI-Maoist from a
rented house in the Kanholi area under Mithanpura Police Station
in Muzaffarpur District. A Police team recovered a stock of 900
cartridges and equipment that the Maoists used to make pistols
and other firearms. Two Maoists, identified as Srikant Singh and
Bipin Kumar, who were working at the factory near Bela Industrial
Estate, were arrested. The Police also arrested the owner of the
house, Nagendra Singh, who had rented out the accommodation to
the Maoists. Muzaffarpur SSP Rajesh Kumar said the cartridges
made at the arms factory were being supplied to the wings of the
CPI-Maoist operating in north Bihar Districts. The Police also
found three mobile phones at the factory. The SSP added that the
Police have recovered raw materials used in making cartridges
and some empty packets of cartridges as well.
Over 40 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided the camp office of a road construction firm and set ablaze
three machines of the firm at Bario Bishunpur village in Barhat
Police Station in Jamui District.
SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre,
identified as Ganesh alias Sanjay, while planting landmines
at Ziura village under the Barachatti Police Station in Gaya District.
The Maoist was overpowered and Police found two landmines from
Acting on a tip off, the Police
raided a hideout and arrested a self-styled area commander of
CPI-Maoist, identified as Inkesh Yadav, from Hiranman Diara under
Mufassil Police Station area in Munger District. Yadav was the
'area commander' of Khagaria, Saharsa, Begusarai and Munger Districts
and was wanted in at least 12 cases of murder, mostly related
to Maoists violence.
The Maoists will organise a fair
at Giddha village in Sitamarhi District next week for the second
consecutive year in the memory of Mainuddin alias Ravi, a 'zonal
commander' of the outfit, killed in an encounter with the CRPF
personnel near Betaura village in East Champaran in 2007. "We
are organising the fair on a large scale for the first time. Though
it was held for the first time last year, the event was a low-key
affair," said Prakash, who identified himself as a spokesperson
of the CPI-Maoist.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze two saw machines at Salaiya village in Gaya District.
Over 100 Maoists surrounded the machines and set ablaze the two
machines charging the owners with supporting a rival faction,
City SP Satyavir Singh said.
Dhanara village resident Ashok
Sinha, accused of collecting levy from contractors and providing
medical assistance to CPI-Maoist cadres, was arrested from Chaminia
Tola under Shyampur Bhatha Police Station in Sheohar District.
Sheohar SP Natash Gudia said Singh was arrested while he was planning
to collect levy on behalf of the Maoists from some contractors.
The Bihar Police and the CRPF
arrested four Maoists during search operations based on intelligence
reports to counter Maoist activities in Gaya District. One of
the arrested is 'sub-zonal commander' Neeru Yadav who was fairly
active in the area. A cache of arms and ammunition was recovered
from them. The arrested Maoists are accused of carrying out several
attacks on schools, roads and bridges in the region.
The Maoists threatened to eliminate
the Araria DM M Saravanan and SP Shivdeep Waman Lande, if their
cadres incarcerated in the Araria jail are not released. In separate
letters sent by registered post to the two officials, Maoist 'area
commander' Krishna Yadav said his organization would trigger bombs
on the premises of the DM and SP to kill them.
One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Pancham Paswan, was killed and a gun was recovered during an
encounter with armed Maoists and the Police at a village under
Atri Police Station in Gaya District. Acting on secret information
that Maoists have assembled at the village, a Police team reached
the place, leading to an encounter. One gun and four live cartridges
were recovered from the encounter-site, City Superintendent of
Police Satyavir Singh said adding the Maoists later managed to
The Patna Police team along with
STF personnel arrested sub zonal committee member of north region
of the CPI-Maoist, Gore Lal alias Shyamdeo Mochi along with his
associate Surendra Ravidas from Masaurhi in Patna District.
A group of Maoists set ablaze
hot mixing plant of a road construction company in Maniari village
under Nagar Police Station in Sitamarhi District. The Maoists
left behind a hand-written leaflet on the spot before making good
their escape, Nagar Police Station's OIC Niranjan Prasad said.
The CRPF recovered 207 detonators
and other explosive materials belonging to CPI-Maoist from Viraj
village in Gaya District and detained two suspected Maoists. CRPF
commandant Sanjeev Kumar said the para-military force acting on
a tip off raided several houses in the village and recovered 50
m of fuse wire, six batteries, one kilogram explosive powder and
Maoist literatures, besides the detonators.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
a pressure roller of a private firm engaged in construction of
a road at Parta village under Amba Police Station in Aurangabad
District. Over 25 Maoists raided the office of Ajay Engineering
Company and set ablaze the pressure roller standing there in the
evening, the Police said. The owner of the firm was former Lok
Jan Shakti Party (LJP) MLA Vijay Kumar Singh alias Dabloo
Three persons were arrested with
pistols and a country-made rifle meant for the CPI-Maoist from
Mohraun village in Rohtas District. "Acting on a tip-off, the
Police raided the village and arrested Rashid Ansari alias
Pillu, Mahaboob Ansari and Multan Ansari," Superintendent of Police
Manu Maharaj said.
Ignoring boycott call by the CPI-Maoist
against his visit, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar undertook Seva
Yatra and visited Maoist-infested Amba and Kutubagarh areas
in Aurangabad District to inspect the development works being
carried out by the authorities. Ahead of the CM's visit, the Maoists
had pasted posters in schools and government buildings asking
the people to boycott his programmes in the District.
The Maoists raided Kanaudi village
in Jamui District and killed three villagers. The victims were
identified as Mumtaz Ansari, Fakruddin and Samimul.
Bullet-riddled bodies of four
villagers abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres have been recovered from
a pond in Behrar village in Banka District, Police said. The victims
- Mansoor Ansari, Kallu Ansari, Kashim Ansari and Sahadat Ansari
- were abducted from Kanaudi village in Jamui District on December
Suresh Yadav alias Nagendra, a Maoist 'area
commander', was arrested by Banka and Jamui Police near Khasia
village under Belhar Police Station in Banka District.