Uttar Pradesh Timeline 2011
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.
Five cadres of
the CPI-Maoist hailing from Jharkhand were arrested in the Lanka
area in Varanasi District.
The SOG of District
Police and Adampur Police raided Kazzakpura locality and arrested
a gang of vehicle lifters in Varanasi District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
SFs arrested Ram Vijay Chandrabanshi,
a close aide of CPI-Maoist leader Munna Vishwakarma of Soneganga
Vindhya Zonal Committee (SVZC), in Sonebhadra District.
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.
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