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Uttar Pradesh Timeline 2011



January 19

Police arrested a top ranking cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Pankaj alias Chunmun alias Ram Prasad alias Toto during a combing operation in the forests of Hanumana Hills under Ahraura Police Station area of Mirzapur District in Uttar Pradesh.

January 26

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist hailing from Jharkhand were arrested in the Lanka area in Varanasi District.

February 23

The SOG of District Police and Adampur Police raided Kazzakpura locality and arrested a gang of vehicle lifters in Varanasi District.

February 24

Two Nepali nationals suspected of supplying explosives to the CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested along with a cache of detonators and gelatine sticks in Bahraich District.

May 2

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Shashikant Mishra alias Naval Pandit (35), who operated in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, was arrested by the Police from Ojha Pahari area in Vindaganj town in Sonebhadra District. 30 gelatine rods, four electronic detonators, a country-made firearm and cartridges were recovered by the Police from the possession of Mishra, SDGP Brij Lal said. Mishra, hailed from Rohtas District in Bihar and worked for Munna Vishwakarma gang, SP Deepak Kumar said. "Sashikant is involved in attacks on a Police team in Rohtas District in Bihar. He had at least six criminal cases against him in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh," SP Kumar added. Mishra carried a cash reward of INR 5,000 on his head.

May 5

Two persons suspected of supplying explosives to the CPI-Maoist cadres have been arrested in Maholi area, in Sonebhadra District. "The two were caught moving suspiciously near a Police outpost. We definitely cannot rule out the possibility of their links with Maoists," Police Inspector Yogesh Yadav said. One of the two arrestees hailed from Bihar while the other is a native of Jharkhand and their identity is yet to be ascertained. The Police recovered over 300 electronic detonators, 50 gelatin rods and several fuse wires from their possession.

June 15

The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested three persons and recovered a total of 10,500 detonators from their car in Kokhraj area in Kaushambhi District. "We cannot rule out the possibility of them being linked to Maoist groups. Investigations are on," Police Inspector Anand Kumar said in Kaushambhi. Preliminary inquiry revealed that two are natives of Rohtas District in Bihar, while the third is from Uttar Pradesh. The Police are yet to ascertain from where the three persons bought the detonators.

July 9

Two persons suspected of supplying explosives to the CPI-Maoist were arrested from Jamuwahan crossing in Syedraza town in Chandauli District, with a cache of detonators. Over 500 detonators were recovered from them. According to police, the two are natives of Maoist-affected Sonbhadra District of the State.

July 22

Four CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the SP Deepak Kumar in Sonebhadra District.

All the four Maoists were wanted by the Police of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand for the past 10 years.

July 28

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Vinod Kharwar, from Chunagadhi hill in Sarauda forests in Mirzapur District after launching a search operation. They also recovered a self-loading rifle, a double-barrel gun, two grenades and several live cartridges from his possession. Kharwar was being searched by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar Police for past several years. As many as four cases were lodged against him with Sonbhadra District Police while 16 cases were lodged against him in different Districts of Bihar. The UP Police had announced a cash award of INR 12,000 on him while the proposal to increase the cash award up to INR 50,000 was pending with the Bihar Government.

August 2

The Police arrested a wanted Maoist, Shivdas Paswan, from Kone Police Station area in Sonbhadra District. According to Sonbhadra Superintendent of Police, Deepak Kumar, Paswan is from Bihar and he mainly operated in Bihar and Jharkhand. Many cases were also lodged against him with Kone police.

The Police are maintaining high alertness in Maoist-affected Sonbhadra, Chandauli and Mirzapur Districts in view of the call of observing 'shahidi saptah' (martyrdom week) by Maoists.

August 4

Five persons, suspected of having links with the CPI-Maoist, were arrested by Police with a huge cache of explosives from Ahrarura town in Mirzapur District. The five, aged between 26-30 years, were arrested with 2,000 detonators and around 50 kilograms of widely used commercial explosive ammonium nitrate. "It appears that the five were supposed to hand over the illegal consignment of explosives to Maoists," Police Inspector Deepak Pandey told reporters. "Of the five arrested, four are from Maoist-hit Rohtas district of Bihar, while another is from Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district," he added.

September 12

The nine-day training programme on tactics of jungle warfare, anti-Naxal and counter-terrorism for the Uttar Pradesh Police, ATS and STF by the National Police Academy (NPA), Hyderabad will commence in Sonebhadra District. During the training period, the trainees would be given bare minimum necessities. Not only jungle warfare but the Maoist and terrorist training methodology would also be studied during the proposed programme.

September 18

SFs arrested Ram Vijay Chandrabanshi, a close aide of CPI-Maoist leader Munna Vishwakarma of Soneganga Vindhya Zonal Committee (SVZC), in Sonebhadra District.

October 1

A huge cache of explosives and bombs, along with detonators and fuse wire, reportedly planted by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist to blow up a Police patrol van, were recovered from the Chowki area in Sonbhadra District. Acting on a tip-off, Sonbhadra Police and CRPF personnel recovered 80 kilograms of explosives from the Chowki area.

Special DGP (Law & Order) Brij Lal, an IPS officer of the 1977 batch, took over the charge of the DGP of the State.

December 22

The Police arrested two top CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as 'sub-zonal commander' Jaikaran and his wife Lalita alias Pushpa alias Kusumi from Machi area in Sonbhadra District. While Jaikaran had reward money of INR 200, 000 on his head, Lalita had INR 30, 000 on her head. The Police recovered a .32 bore revolver and live cartridges from their procession. Jaikaran was one of the main accused in the attack on PAC camp in Khoradih, Mirzapur in 2002 in which arms were looted. Lalita had also earned notoriety after joining Maoist groups with her brother, Lalvrat alias Kamalji, another top Maoist, still at large.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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