Two bombs of 40 kilograms each
were recovered from Bastar region. Officials at Police headquarters
said the bombs were placed on a forested road in Awapalli area
of Bijapur District, 500 kilometres from State capital Raipur.
The Police suspect that CPI-Maoist cadres placed the bombs to
target a convoy of the Police and Paramilitary Forces which was
expected to cross the road.
Nine more Districts came into
existence in Chhattisgarh, taking the total number to 27, Chief
Minister Raman Singh said. The new Districts, were carved out
to speed up the pace of development, Singh said while talking
to reporters in Raipur. The new Districts are Sukma, Kondagaon,
Balod, Bemetara, Baloda Bazar, Gariaband, Mungeli, Surajpur and
Balrampur. Sukma District has been carved out of Dantewada District
and Kondagaon from Bastar District.
A Dantewada District court has
granted bail to the Essar general manager, who is one of the accused
in the alleged payouts of the protection money by the multinational
to the CPI-Maoist in Chhattisgarh.
In a joint operation, four CPI-Maoist
cadres were arrested by the CRPF and the State Police near Madhonar
village in Narayanpur District.
Top CPI-Maoist leader Deepak Khalko
was arrested by the Raipur Police from the forest areas in Jashpur
District. The Police had received information that Khalko was
in his Lokhandi house and a special team reached the place.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
the heavy machinery engaged in construction of a road between
Maraiagudem and Chintalnar, near Lingalapalli village in Dantewada
A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre,
identified as Pudiyami Mada, reportedly committed suicide at the
Sukma Police Station in Sukma District (recently carved out from
Four Policemen posted were suspended,
after suspected Maoist cadre, Pudiyami Mada, reportedly committed
suicide at the Sukma Police Station in Sukma District, officials
at the Police headquarters in Raipur said.
Chief Minister Raman Singh said
that providing all facilities to CPI-Maoist-infested Districts
in the State and bringing back Maoists to the mainstream is on
the topmost agenda of his Government. He was addressing a public
gathering to mark the creation of Sukma District, carved out of
Calling CPI-Maoist anti-national,
Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt urged people on the occasion
of Republic Day to help the authorities to crush them. "We have
to stamp out anti-national Maoists to protect our glorious democracy,"
he said. The State Government is giving priority to increase morale
of the SFs by increasing their strength, and recruiting local
youths from tribal areas, he said. "On one hand the State is touching
new highs in development, on the other the Maoists have made the
life of forested residents worse," he said. CM Raman Singh hoisted
the national flag at Jagdalpur, headquarters of the Bastar region.
One top CPI-Maoist leader, suspected
to be the commander of Mahasamund-Bargarh division, was killed
during an exchange of fire in Karramal and Paridhapali forest
under Baramkela Police Station in Raigarh District. According
to State DGP Anil M Navaney, after getting a tip-off that a group
of 50 Maoists were holding a meeting with the local villagers
in Karramal forest, a joint squad of Police Force and STF was
sent to the location. After spotting the SFs, the Maoists opened
fire and during the Police retaliation, one of the Maoists was
gunned down, while other escaped from the spot, DGP Navaney said.
"Among other things, an AK 47 was recovered from the deceased
Maoist, who was in Maoist uniform. Besides, a diary, seized from
him, has identified him as DVCM, Ajhade. However, we are yet to
identify the body. But the recovery of AK 47 from him clearly
indicates that he was a high-ranking Maoist leader", Navaney said.
Apart from the AK 47 rifle, three magazines, two detonators, a
tiffin bomb and other material was recovered from the location,
One personnel of the newly-created
CAAF was injured when he was attacked with sharp weapons by a
group of CPI-Maoist cadres at his native village of Kondru under
Jangla Police Station in Bijapur District. The CAAF has been established
recently to absorb the SPOs - tribal youths recruited by the Chhattisgarh
Police to fight Naxals - following a directive from the Supreme
Court to disband SPOs.
The Police arrested a Maoist 'area commander',
identified as Suresh, from the Pankhajur area. Suresh, a native
of Bhairamgarh, was an active cadre of the outfit for several
years. The Police have recovered self loading rifle from his possession.
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted the
station master of Bhansi railway station in Dantewada District
and released him unharmed after about an hour, an unnamed senior
Police Officer said.
Seven cadres of the Bastar Divisional
Committee of CPI-Maoist, including four women, surrendered before
the IG Bastar range, TJ Longkumer and SP Rahul Bhagat in Kanker
District. "The surrendered Maoists carry a cash reward of varying
amounts from INR 5, 000 to INR 300, 000 cash. This is the first
time that the members of the divisional committee have surrendered
before the Police," Longkumer said. Among those surrendered include
'platoon commander' of the East Bastar Divisional Committee, Sunil
Kumar Matlam alias Rajesh Kumar and his wife Jenni alias Jayanti
Kutari, who is a 'commander' of the Maoist cultural division called
Chetna Natya Mandali; Jan Militia 'commander' of Pratappur range
Ramdas and his wife Panidobir, Koelibera 'deputy commander' Susheela,
Sitapur Local Organising Squad 'commander' Jaylal and his wife
Asmani alias Sanay, besides Samo Mandvi, cadre of the 'platoon
number 25' being operational in the Raoghat area of Kanker.
The CPI-Maoist are planning to
hold their crucial 10th congress in the Maoist-controlled Abujhmad,
a 6,000-Square kilometres densely forested region extending from
south Bastar in Chhattisgarh to Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, reports
received by the State Police said in Raipur.
The CRPF is set to intensify its
operations in the CPI-Maoist corridor with the creation of two
new bases for the NTRO and helicopters in South Chhattisgarh,
close to the Maoist hotbed of Dantewada District. CRPF, which
has deployed more than 70,000 troops for anti-Naxal operations
in various states, is now planning a large offensive in the dense
forests of Abujhmad, a region extending from South Bastar (Dantewada)
in Chhattisgarh to Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
Two Policemen were killed in a
landmine blast, allegedly carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres,
in Polampalli area in Sukma District, recently carved out of Dantewada
District. The Policemen were returning to Dornapal in a Sumo which
became the target of the blast. While Constable Surya Kartam (30)
and Police driver Suryaprakash Sonvani were killed, two others
Nanda Sinha and Rajaram were injured, when the Maoists fired on
Police after the blast, and Police retaliated.
The ITBP recovered 60 kilograms
of explosives from Rajnandgaon District. The explosives were recovered
when an ITBP patrolling party deployed in the region to counter
CPI-Maoist noticed a patch of asphalt in the middle of the Kohka-Manpur
road varying in colour. "There were two IEDs hidden three feet
below the road -- one weighing 20 kg stacked above another weighing
40 kg," ITBP's public relations officer, Deepak Pandey said. According
to Pandey, it is for the first time that explosives have been
found in the middle of a busy road and the Maoists may be starting
a new dangerous trend.
A joint team of BSF, STF and Kanker
District Police busted a bomb-making unit of the CPI-Maoist and
seized around 300 kilograms of explosives and equipment used for
assembling IEDs. The seized items included Ammonium Nitrate, TNT,
a huge stock of detonators, Codex Wire measuring 200 meters, live
cartridges, a large number of pipes, tiffins, besides other items
used by the Naxals in making bombs.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed two
Home Guards of the Chhattisgarh Police at a "jan adalat" (people's
court) in a forest pocket in Cherpal area under Bijapur District
for defying their diktat.
The Maoists buried alive a sarpanch
at Kosnar under Gangalur Police limits in Bijapur District for
guiding a team of State Government officials to his village for
enumeration of farmers.
About 150 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided a stone-mine in Bastar region for explosives. However,
when they could not find any explosive, they set ablaze eight
stone crusher machines at Partha and Darbha areas of the region.
Maoists allegedly set ablaze seven
vehicles used for construction of road in Sukma District, the
The Raipur and Kolkata Police
raided the premises of two transporters in Raipur after getting
inputs that they were involved in transporting goods for the CPI-Maoist.
The SF personnel seized a huge quantity of materials reportedly
meant for manufacturing rocket launchers and grenades. The preliminary
investigation suggested that the materials seized had the use
in making sophisticated weapons like rocket launchers and grenades,
he added. The police recovered 75 wooden boxes containing bolts
and pipes from the premises of Pal Transport company while small
motors used for assembling parts were recovered from on Monday's
Fourteen vehicles including four
JCB machines belonging to Patil Construction Company engaged in
road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District were
set afire by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres who have also threatened
to stop further work, Police said.
Three suspected cadres of the
CPI-Maoist were arrested by the CRPF personnel and the local Police
in a joint operation in Keelam region in Narayanpur District.
Police recovered tiffin bomb, bow and arrow, wires and a detonator
At least three BSF troopers were
killed and four others injured when suspected CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up the vehicle they were travelling in Kanker District. The
Maoists triggered the landmine explosion near Erikbuta village
under Pakhanjur Police Station limits when the mini truck carrying
the troopers of the 87th battalion of the BSF was passing.
A senior most CPI-Maoist leader
Gundeti Shankar, popularly known as Seshanna and Maheshanna, died
of a snake bite in Dantewada District. Shankar was believed to
be taking shelter in the forest areas of Chhattisgarh on the borders
of Telangana Districts of Andhra Pradesh. He was a member of NTSZC
and was also appointed as the secretary of the Adilabad District
The CPI-Maoist cadres opened indiscriminate
fire in Bijapur District, killing Lachhuram Kashyap, a prominent
Salwa Judum leader of Mirtur. The killing took place in
the District when Kashyap was returning to his village from a
Two CRPF troopers were injured
during a joint operation of Chhattisgarh Police and CRPF in and
around in Abujmaadh region in Bastar District for about two weeks,
Chhattisgarh DGP Anil M Navaney said.
A CRPF head constable, Om Prakash,
was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at a weekly market in Sukma District.
Head Constable Om Prakash, of the 150th Battalion deployed in
Chintagufa, was surrounded by about half-a-dozen Maoists who snatched
his AK-47 assault rifle and slit his throat.
The CPI-Maoist alleged atrocities
by SFs on tribals during the last week's anti-Naxal operations
in Abujhmad area, a densely forested area extending from south
Bastar in Chhattisgarh to Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
A CRPF trooper was killed and
another injured in an encounter with the cadres of the CPI-Maoist
in Sukma District.
Suspected CPI-Maoist abducted
Palku Ram Mandavi (16), a student of Class 10, along with his
classmate Lalu Tarasi, from their school in Orcha in Narayanpur
District. The Maoists held Palku hostage accusing him of spying
for the Police.
The Maoists released Lalu Tarasi,
who was abducted along with his friend Palku Ram Mandavi on March
27 from Orcha in Narayanpur District.
Pakluram Mandavi (16), who was
abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres on charges of acting as a Police
informer, managed to flee from the Maoist captivity in Narayanpur
District and reached safety after a night-long walk through the
forest, the Police said.
An anti-Naxal operation, codenamed
"Maad", "Kilam" and "Podku," was carried on in the Abujhmad forests,
considered to be the CPI-Maoist headquarters, during March 5-20.
IG (Operations) in Chhattisgarh, Pankaj Singh said that 33 Maoist
cadres were arrested during the operation. The operation began
on March 5 and continued till March 20.
Chief Minister Raman Singh, addressing
a function in Raipur District said, there is an international
conspiracy behind Maoist activities in India, and adds that the
motive is to destabilise and weaken the country economically.
Several CPI-Maoist cadres were
injured in an encounter with Paramilitary Forces in Bhanupratappur
area in Kanker District. However, the Police source said no BSF
personnel were injured in the attack.
Aadesh Pal, a STF trooper was
killed in an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in Gandharpada
forest area in Sukma District. Police suspect that at least five
Maoists were also killed in the encounter, however, have not recovered
a single body of Maoists from the spot.
The CRPF has successfully used
UAVs to pick up ground conversation and movement of Maoist cadres
in terrains of Chhattisgarh.
The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
a tribal youth from his native Toropi village in Kanker District
and shot him dead. The Maoists shot dead the youth on charges
of spying for local Police.
A contingent of DF and the STF
arrested four Maoists in Sukma District during a combing operation
in a forest area.
Two women, T Koteswari (55), and
her daughter Subba Rao (30), both construction labourers of Tekulaboru
village in Kunavaram mandal in Khammam District of Andhra
Pradesh, were reportedly killed in a CPI-Maoist-Police cross-fire
near Timilwada under Chintaguppa Police Station limits in Sukma
Maoists reportedly blew up a bridge
at a forested stretch between Amabeda and Ghanora in Kanker District,
just before State Forest Minister Vikram Usendi's convoy was scheduled
to go to Amabeda.
As many as 11 occupants of an
ambulance, including six children among others, had a providential
escape when cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire at the vehicle
in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The ambulance carrying the
children was going from Chintaguppa to Dornapal village for urgent
The Rajnandgaon District Police
arrested four persons, including a city-based arms dealer-cum-petty
contractor, near Farhad chowk in Manpur for their alleged act
of procuring arms and ammunitions for the CPI-Maoist.
Nearly a dozen persons were injured
when around 60-70 CPI-Maoist cadres wreaked their vengeance on
the Dorla tribe population of Maraiguda village in Sukma District,
bordering Andhra Pradesh, by allegedly molesting women, assaulting
elders, and setting ablaze houses for not handing over to them
Haka Mara, a local sarpanch and Salwa Judum
Three persons, including two BJP
local leaders, were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a
powerful landmine blast on the convoy of BJP MLA Mahesh Gagda
in Bijapur District.
The cadres of CPI-Maoist abducted
the collector of Sukma District in Chhattisgarh before killing
two of his bodyguards. The collector, Alex Paul Menon, was meeting
a group of villagers for a Government outreach programme. It is
suspected that the rebels have taken the collector deep inside
the forests of Kerlapal (Dantewada District), some of which are
suspected to be heavily mined by the CPI-Maoist.
The South Bastar Divisional Committee
of the CPI-Maoist released an audio tape, demanding the release
of their eight top Maoists: Markam Gopanna alias Satyam
Reddy, Nirmal Akka alias Vijay Laxmi, Devpal Chandrashekhar
Reddy, Shantipriya Reddy, Meena Choudhari, Korsa Sunny, Markam
Sunny and Asit Kumar Sen within 72 hours to secure the release
of Alex Menon, District Magistrate of Sukma District.
An all-party meeting held in Raipur
to discuss proposals to secure the release of abducted Sukma District
Magistrate, Alex P. Menon, concluded with the Chhattisgarh Government
calling off SF operations in Bastar and agreeing to negotiate
with the CPI-Maoist.
Maoists named three mediators
- Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan, former National SC/ST
Commission chairperson B D Sharma and President of All India Adivasi
Mahasabha Manish Kunjam - for negotiations.
Abducted Sukma District collector
Alex Paul Menon is "safe" but being an asthma patient, he needs
medicines, the CPI-Maoist cadres said and proposed the name of
human rights activist and academic Professor Hargopal as another
mediator for talks with the Chhattisgarh Government.
A three-member CPI-Maoist group
led by 'South Bastar Regional Committee secretary' Ramana, alias
Ravulu Srinivas, reportedly held talks with their two interlocutors
in Tadmetla forest, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District to decide
the fate of Sukma District collector Alex Paul Menon, in Naxal
Cadres of the Palle Madi dalam
of the Maoists shot dead a villager in Rajnandgaon District.
The Chhattisgarh Government and
interlocutors for the CPI-Maoist came to an agreement to constitute
a high-power official committee to examine the cases of all prisoners
(with a focus on tribals) in the State and to expedite the release
the abducted Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed three
villagers whom they had abducted a week back from Tadkoli village
in Bijapur District. The Maoists accused them of being Salwa
Around 12 armed Maoists set ablaze
four vehicles under Khandgaon Police Station in Rajnandgaon District.
The Maoists set ablaze one JCB Machine, one Faber Machine, one
water tanker and one tractor working under the Pradhan Mantri
Sadak Yojana by the RK Construction. The Maoists left pamphlets
to oppose the Government and appealed the people to observe May
Day [May 1].
Two Policemen were killed and
four others injured when a group of CPI -Maoist cadres opened
indiscriminate firing on a Police team patrolling the weekly market
in Bacheli area in Dantewada District.
12-day hostage crisis ended after
CPI-Maoist released Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.
The Maoists handed him over to their interlocutors G. Haragopal
and B.D. Sarma deep inside Bastar forests.
As per the agreement, the Government
set up a high-power standing committee to 'regularly review all
cases of undertrials. These include Maoist-related cases too.
A bail petition was moved in a
Raipur court for the release of Maoist leaders Santipriya Reddy,
wife of Gudsa Usendi, a member of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal
Committee (DKSZC) and Malati Chowdary. These two were among the
eight whose release was demanded by the Maoists in exchange for
the abducted Collector.
Two CPI-Maoist mediators virtually
contested Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's denial of
any swap deal with Maoists to secure Sukma District Collector
Alex Paul Menon's release from Maoist custody, saying that "there
was an understanding to release 3 Maoists" in exchange of Menon's
A Chhattisgarh court rejected
the bail application of two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist who
the Maoists wanted to be released in exchange for Sukma collector
Alex Paul Menon. Rejecting the bail pleas of Meena Choudhary and
Malti alias Shantipriya Reddy, Additional Sessions Judge B P Varma
said since their crime appears to be serious in nature, they could
not be granted bail. Their lawyer, however, said that they would
now move the high court.
Six CISF troopers and a civilian
driver were killed near the NMDC iron ore mine at Kirandul town
in Dantewada District when Maoists attacked their vehicle. The
Maoists decamped with five INSAS rifles and a Kalashnikov.
A contractor, identified as Suklal
Sarkar, was injured when suspected Maoists shot at him in Pankhajur
area in Kanker District.
Tunesh Lakda, a CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal
commander', carrying a reward of INR 25,000 on his head, was arrested
by Police from Chandan Nagar village in Balrampur District.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI)
Dilip Kumar Sinha, posted at Bande Police Station, was shot dead
by Maoists in Kanker District.
Sukma District BJP Secretary,
Mochaki Joga, was abducted when he was returning home by a private
bus in the evening.
In another incident in Dornapal
area in the same District, Maoists abducted Mochaki Kacche, a
Maoists killed two villagers in
Bijapur District suspecting them to be Police informers.
Six Policemen were injured, two
of them critically, in an encounter with the Maoists at Chindgarh
in Sukma District. The Maoists detonated couple of landmine blasts
and opened fire on the force which was on a search operation.
Normal life was affected in interior
parts of Bastar region due to the Bharat bandh call given
by the Maoists.
Ratanlal Netam (25), a Policeman
standing guard at the house of Chhattisgarh Women and Child Welfare
Minister Lata Usendi house in Sargipalpara in the District headquarters
town of Kondagaon, was killed when two motorcycle-borne Maoists
fired at him from close range. The Maoists then snatched the INSAS
rifle and sped away.
A constable, Dhan Singh Thakur,
was killed on the spot and his colleague, Hemla Dhasru, sustained
serious injuries as a "pressure bomb", planted by the CPI-Maoist
cadres went off near the helipad in Bijapur District headquarters.
Demanding 32 per cent reservation
for tribals in Government jobs and unemployment allowance, Maoists
appealed to youths to boycott the Army recruitment rally to be
held in Kanker District from May 28 to June 2. In an SMS to The
Indian Express, Uday, secretary of North Regional Committee
of the CPI-Maoist said: "CPI (Maoist) calls upon all unemployed
youths of Bastar and Chhattisgarh to boycott the Army recruitment
rally. I also appeal the youths not to join the police, the paramilitary
forces and the military."
Police busted a CPI-Maoist hideout
under Manpur tehsil in Rajnandgaon District and seized
a cache of illegal arms including crude rockets, capable of launching
high-intensity attacks. The Police also recovered several guns,
bullets, cell phones and 14 calling cards of various networks.
Two hardcore women CPI-Maoist
cadres were killed by SFs in a shootout in Dhamtari District.
The Maoists are yet to be identified by the SFs.
A Policeman was killed and his
five colleagues were injured, along with 19 prisoners, when a
blast triggered by the Maoists ripped through their vehicle on
a bridge on National Highway No.30 near Joba village in Kondagaon
District. The victims were returning after a court appearance
at Kondagaon when the Maoists targeted the vehicle in which they
In reaction to the "protest week"
called by the Maoists, the Chhattisgarh Government set up special
investigation teams of the Police to keep vigil on top Maoist
leaders. Official sources said that the State Government has tightened
security throughout the 'Red Corridor' and put the Paramilitary
Forces deployed in the interior areas of Bastar region on maximum
alert. The Maoists' protest week began on June 1 against Operation
Green Hunt, the deployment of the army and allocation of iron
ore mines to business houses.
Elsewhere in the zone, the Maoists
obstructed vehicular traffic by digging up roads or blocking them
with felled trees. In the interior areas, they distributed pamphlets
asking tribals to protest against "deployment of army in Bastar
in the name of training them in jungle warfare". Due to the protests,
vehicular traffic remained completely off the road.
An encounter was reported between
CISF personnel and suspected Maoists near the National Mineral
Development Corporation (NMDC) mines in Kirandul town of Dantewada
District in the night. Officials said no one was injured in the
incident and that they managed to abort a possible strike attempt
by the Maoists who were all dressed in "black uniforms".
Maoists killed Chika Mazi, a Salwa
Judum (an anti-Maoist vigilante group) leader, outside his
house at Gangapur village in Bijapur District. Mazi was taking
a walk outside his house located near a crowded market when some
armed Maoists fired at him, killing him on the spot, Additional
Superintendent of Police BPS Rajbhanu said. "Mazi had actively
participated in Salwa Judum movement in Naxal stronghold
of Bastar and had built a good rapport with the villagers," Rajbhanu
Maoists are observing a "protest
week" to stop training given to Army in the Bastar region, and
have also announced a bandh (shutdown strike) in Dandkaranya
region on June 7. The Maoists felled trees and dug up roads as
part of their ongoing protests in Dantewada District, the Police
Maoists "expressed regret" over
the recent attack on a vehicle carrying prisoners, saying it was
an "intelligence failure". They also apologised to the families
of those injured and assured to "set up an inquiry and take necessary
action". Earlier, it was reported that six Policemen and 19 prisoners
were injured when Maoists blew up their vehicle near Joba village
in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh on June 2.
CPI-Maoist cadres fired on a CRPF
base in Kosnar forest, triggering an exchange of fire with the
Security Force personnel in Narayanpur District. However, no causalities
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
labourer, identified as Ramesh Markam of Masuri village, while
he was erecting the boundary of a CRPF camp at Golaband post in
Kondagaon District. The Maoists mistook him as a Policeman.
The Maoists triggered a powerful
blast on a key highway between Ramaram village and Borguda, six
kilometres from Sukma District headquarters. The explosion took
place just a few hours ahead of the weekly market held at Ramaram,
the Police said. No loss of life or property was reported in the
In Konta block of the District,
the Maoists pasted pamphlets on the house adjacent to the house
of Maraiguda sarpanch, Hapsa Masa, threatening to kill
the village heads of the areas, who were earlier leaders of Salwa
Judum (an anti-Maoist vigilante group). The Maoists also put
up a banner on Narayanpur-Antagarh road, near Raoghat, demanding
that the SFs be sent back to their barracks. They also demanded
jobs for the unemployed.
One CPI-Maoist cadre was killed
in an encounter with the BSF at Pamulbaya in Bijapur District.
The encounter started as group of armed Maoists opened fire targeting
the BSF camp at Pamulbaya in the morning. The BSF troopers later
recovered body of a Maoist in uniform at the encounter site. The
Police officer said Maoists also opened fire on other BSF camps
at Cherpal, Gangalur, Reddy and Kendulnar in the District during
the day. But the SFs in the camps successfully repulsed the attacks.
SF personnel recovered substantial
quantities of arms and ammunition following an encounter with
the Maoists at Mohala village in Rajnandgaon District. The recoveries
included two rifles, wireless set, detonator, blasting cable,
equipment required to manufacture tiffin bombs, naxal outfits,
four tents, utensils, ration and Naxal literature. However, the
Maoists managed to escape.
A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres
allegedly blew up portion of a railway track on Kirandul-Visakhapatnam
section near Bhansi railway station in Dantewada District, affecting
the transportation of iron ore from the mines in Chhattisgarh.
According to Police, the Maoists held the rail staff captive and
then damaged a railway engine parked at the Station and later
on blew up a portion of the track.
The CPI-Maoist has claimed that
hi-tech preparations were being made by the Government and the
Army in tribal Bastar region in Chhattisgarh to suppress the revolutionary
movement. In a 17-page detailed paper, highlighting various issues
pertaining to the "Peoples' movement" in Dandakaranya region in
general and tribal Bastar region in particular, the Maoists said
UAVs or drones manufactured in US and Israel are also being used
on a vast scale in the region.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a woman, were arrested from two different areas in Raipur District,
with arms and ammunition including nearly 300 live cartridges.
The Maoists, identified as Anjali Chauhan (35) and Mujeeb (45),
were arrested after a tip off that arms were being brought to
the city from Bastar region, Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police
(SSP), Deepanshu Kabra said. An AK-47, a SLR and 270 cartridges
were seized from the duo, SSP Kabra said. While Mujeeb was arrested
from Ravanbhata area under Tikarapara Police limits, Anjali was
arrested from Sarona railway station. Also, some Maoist literature
and letters detailing the arms exchange, was recovered from them.
Both Maoists are members of the DKSZC, Kabra added.
Three Maoists were arrested from
Badeshetty village in Sukma District. "Kalmu Sanna, Ravan Sanna
and Kalmu Bundi are wanted in many cases of murder, attempt to
murder. Their names also cropped up during the investigations
in connection with the recent encounter between police and the
ultras under Gadiras police station limits," Sukma Superintendent
of Police Abhishek Shandilya said.
The Chhattisgarh Police arrested
an alleged Maoist and a journalist and seized 160 rounds of SLR
rifle and pistol in Raipur District. Senior Superintendent of
Police (SSP) Deepanshu Kabra said that a Maoist identified as
Bablu was arrested and ammunition along with a pistol was recovered
from him. Besides, a journalist identified as Sheikh Anwar who
had allegedly procured weapons and ammunition for the Maoists
was also arrested. Kabra said that Anwar works as a journalist
in the Maoist-affected Kota area. He along with one Ishaq Khan
from Andhra Pradesh had procured the rounds either from Police
or the Paramilitary Forces for supply to the Maoists and Police
are on the lookout for Ishaq, the SSP said.
Speaking to reporters after the
government decided to bring 22 more Districts under the ambit
of worth Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) and expanded the coverage
of IAP from 78 Districts to 82 Districts on June 14 but kept out
Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, Rural Development Minister Jairam
Ramesh said, "Naxal situation in Sukma is worst than any other
districts in the country. Worst-hit districts like Sukma should
be urgently brought under the IAP or the BRGF category."
A CPI-Maoist camp was busted and
a cache of ammunition and explosive material recovered from the
forests of Katulbharora in Rajnandgaon District. Beside ammunition
and explosive SFs seized some school uniforms.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
civilian in Sukma District. Local Police say that roughly 20 Maoists
stormed into the house of Marvijoga, a tribal in Arlampalli village
and took him away in a nearby forested area where they beat him
to death on charges of spying for Police and revealing vital information
about activities of local Maoists.
Maoists hacked to death a newly
recruited Police constable in Manpur area in Rajnandgaon District
in western parts of the State, Police said.
The Police arrested five Maoists
in the Bastar region, including two hardcore Maoists carrying
cash reward of INR 25,000 each on their heads. According to the
report, of the five arrested Maoists, three Maoists whose identity
is yet to be ascertained were in charge of the city network and
were arrested following a precise tip off from separate location.
The other two Maoists, allegedly involved in killing of Tansen
Kashyap, brother of Tribal Welfare Minister Kedar Kashyap, were
identified as Dasharam and Janglu Korram.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman
Singh said that there was no move to release any of the hard-core
CPI-Maoist cadre, involved in any serious crimes such as murder,
through the high-powered committee reviewing the cases of all
under-trials languishing in prisons of the State.
The Chhattisgarh Police and the
CRPF claimed to have killed 20 Maoists in two separate incidents
in Bijapur and Sukma Districts in the night. The bodies of 17
men and a woman were recovered after the encounter in Kotaguda
panchayat (village level local self-government institution)
in Bijapur District, while the bodies of two men were found after
a fire-fight near Jagargunda in Sukma District. "One body was
in military green dungarees, the rest were in civilian clothes,"
said Bijapur's Superintendent of Police, Prashant Agarwal, adding
the several improvised explosive devices, 303 rifles and muzzle-loading
shotguns were retrieved from the encounter site. "We received
specific information that senior Maoist cadres were going to hold
a big meeting in the dense forests between Chintalnar, Jagargunda
and Basaguda," said Agarwal, "Our teams were sent to the spot,
where they were fired upon by the Maoist Jan militia members.
Six troopers were injured and fired back in retaliation."
Among the Maoists killed in Bijapur
District are 'platoon commander' Irpa Samlu and two members of
the outfit's guerrilla army PLGA - Markam Suresh, wanted in a
jail break in Dantewada and Kose Bija, claimed a CRPF officer
in Delhi. Further, according to Ajay Yadav, acting Police chief
of Sukma District, the two Maoists who were killed in the District
have been identified as 'platoon commander' Sodi Dulla and Markam
Lachha, a member of their armed squad.
There was a third encounter near
Irpanar village close to Abujmaad in Narayanpur District. However,
there no was casualty.
Answering a question as to why
Saranda or Sarju in Jharkhand were picked up for accelerated developmental
action plan, while the Bastar region in Chhattisgarh, especially
the southern part of the state where the forests extend to Maharashtra,
Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and is more under-developed and has
been serving a fertile ground to the Maoist movement, was not,
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said he was aware
of the remoteness and underdevelopment of the region but no government
schemes could be floated in the region because of robust presence
of the Maoists and lack of administrative approach. "Abujhmaad
is a liberated zone where governments have not been able to reach.
It is not possible for our ministry to carry out any development
programme there," he said.
At least four villagers who were
killed and one of those injured in the anti- CPI-Maoist operations
in the June 28 in Chhattisgarh had Police records of being involved
in Maoist activities, Security agencies claimed. The five men
with Maoist records had cases registered against them under the
Arms Act besides some other sections of Criminal Procedure Code,
according to information received from Chhattisgarh Police. Marakkam
Suresh, Madavi Aayutu, Marakkam Nagesh, Korsa Bije and Marakkam
Soma are said to have Police records. All except Soma, who is
injured, were killed in the encounter. Marakkam Suresh was also
accused in the famous 2007 jailbreak incident at Dantewada, in
which nearly 300 prisoners had escaped, according to police records.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed
a 25-year-old trainee Police constable in a crowded market place
at Bhansi town in Dantewada District. Jaikumar Mandavi was shot
in the back by suspected Maoists, dressed as locals, in the village
when he was returning home after buying grocery with his father.
Contractors are too scared to
bid for road development projects in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
Road Transport secretary AK Upadhyay said: "There are issues in
Bastar region. Despite our best efforts, the State Government
is unable to award projects of 800 kilometres in the region. We
have decided to go to the ground level, interact with District-level
officers and sort out the issue. The main problem is that contractors
are not coming forward to bid for these projects. We will see
if we can break up the bigger projects and engage local contractors
to complete these missing links." The Road Transport secretary
and Director-General (roads) would go to Jagdalpur, the District
headquarters of Bastar region, this month to address these issues.
Security agencies claimed that
two more people killed in June 28 encounter in Bijapur District
of Chhattisgarh were confirmed cadres of the CPI-Maoist, ascertaining
the presence of at least seven Maoists among the 19 alleged Maoists
and their sympathisers who were killed. But unlike the other five
Maoists - four died, one is injured - who have previous Police
records of having indulged in Maoist activities, the Police have
not been able to find any prior case against these two so far.
The duo, Sodi Dulla (24), and Marakkam Lacha, whose age could
not be ascertained, were killed near the Chintalnar area, in an
encounter with one of the three teams of security forces out on
an operation that night.
The Maoists shot at a Policeman
and his son, injuring both critically, in Bastar District. Assistant
Sub-inspector of Police (ASI) Prakash Shukla (52) and his son
Punit (21) were riding a motorbike to Mardum when they were attacked.
Police discovered a 15-kilogram
tiffin bomb suspected to be planted by the Maoists along the roadside
between Badhgaon Police Station and Metagaon area in Kanker District.
SFs are likely to evolve Standard
Operating Procedures soon for carrying out operations against
Maoists if civilians are spotted in between to avoid "collateral"
damage. The issue was discussed threadbare at a high-level meeting
Union Home Secretary RK Singh had with top brass of the CRPF,
days after SFs were accused of killing civilians along with Maoists
during the operation in Bijapur District on June 28.
The CRPF engaged in an encounter
with suspected CPI-Maoist cadres at the same spot in Sarkeguda
village where 20 people were killed on June 28. Around 100 CRPF
personnel who were on patrolling duty ahead of the day-long bandh
called by the Maoists in the area to protest against the killings,
engaged in the gunbattle.
The Chhattisgarh Government decided
to order a judicial inquiry into the alleged Maoist encounter
in which 20 people were killed at two places in Bijapur and Sukma
Districts on June 28. A magisterial inquiry - a mandatory requirement
whenever an encounter takes place - is already on.
Officials in the Union Home Ministry,
said the nine Maoist-affected state Governments and all central
para-military forces had been called for a meeting in Delhi on
July 13 specifically to discuss the issue of 'human shields' Maoists
use against the Security Forces. The forces have been asked to
make an assessment of the cost and feasibility of providing sophisticated
night-vision devices to the personnel to enable them to see better
in the darkness.
SFs said they had recovered an
operational Global Positioning System (GPS), advanced direction-finder
devices, from a CPI-Maoist hideout in the forest of Barnara and
Khursipar in Rajnandgaon District during a raid in previous week.
The other recoveries included 10 memory cards, two pen drives
(each of 4GB and 2GB storage space), a BSNL SIM card, medicine
packets, printers, scanners, fax machines and few 12-volt photo
The CPI-Maoist cadres have banished
six families from their village in Bijapur District after finding
them guilty of having one member each in the Police force. The
Maoists branded 47 members of the families in Kantulnar village
as Police informers at a "jan adalat" [a kangaroo court]
and passed their verdict.
Amidst criticism that some innocent
villagers were killed in the June 28 encounter in Bijapur District
of Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh said there was "no
alternative" to a "strong and firm response" to Maoist violence.
Raman Singh, in an emailed interview with The Indian Express,
said the absence of previous record in police registers cannot
automatically lead to the inference that those who died were "innocent".
NIA and Central intelligence agencies
have information that Naxals have set up weapons testing laboratories
in the Abujmaad forests of Chhattisgarh. "We did get some leads
during Techie Anna's [RK] interrogation but then more intelligence
was developed following which we got concrete information that
Naxals were developing dangerous weapons through R&D at these
A CPI-Maoist couple, identified
as Sonu Netam (21) and Kamla Markam (19), who had decamped with
weapons from a Police Station in Dhamtari District, were shot
dead near Chameda in a Police encounter. One INSAS rifle, 3 SLRs
and some cartridges were recovered from the spot.
The CPI-Maoist has issued a warning
to Policemen - "Quit or face the bullet," - in Chhattisgarh threatening
that the ''entire village will be targeted if the Police personnel
or their relatives continued to reside there''. The threat comes
days after the controversial killing of 19 people in an encounter
with security forces in the Maoist-affected State.
The Chhattisgarh Government has
finally pushed ahead with its stalled peace agreement with CPI-Maoist
reached after the abduction of collector Alex Paul Menon, clearing
the way for the release of suspected Maoists from jails, a top
official said. "As per the directive of the state government,
the district administration will not oppose the bail application
of the suspected Maoists incarcerated in Raipur Central Jail,"
Raipur Collector Pardeshi Siddharth Komal said.
A constable was hacked to death
in a weekly market in Orchha in Narayanpur District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed
in an exchange of fire with Para-military troopers assisted by
Chhattisgarh Police in Edanar forest at Tadoki area in Kanker
District. The Police arrested two Maoist cadres and recovered
live bombs, arms, detonators and wires from the encounter site.
Also reported that the Police destroyed the temporary Maoist camp
set up there.
Three months after they abducted
and released Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon, the CPI-Maoist
cadres in Chhattisgarh have accused their own mediators of deceiving
them by not ensuring the release of their jailed cadres in exchange.
"The mediators deceived us. They did not tell us anything about
the agreement and the committee. They told us the government has
assured them that some of our men will be released, so release
the collector. But nothing happened," Keralapal Area Committee
Secretary of CPI-Maoist, Madkam Bhima alias Akash said.
Akash led the abduction of Menon on April 21. However, the mediators
- B D Sharma and Prof G Haragopal - refuted Akash's allegations.
"Now I don't remember exactly. Everything was well-settled then,
I do not know from where these things are emerging," Sharma said.
Maoists blew up a Mine Protected
Vehicle killing a CRPF trooper and injuring five others in Dantewada
District. The blast that injured four CRPF and one State Police
personnel occurred when 80-personnel strong contingent of SFs
were out on patrol at a place under Aranpur Police Station of
Two CRPF commandos were killed
in a landmine blast carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres near
Sarkeguda in Bijapur District. The commandos, identified as constable
KP Singh and Mukul Burman, were carrying rations for a CRPF camp
nearby when the vehicle (a TATA 407) in which they were travelling
was blown up.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh urged
the CPI-Maoist to shun violence and come to the negotiation table.
"We have not stopped the process of dialogue with Naxals. It should
go forward. Because the issue can be resolved only through dialogue
and not by getting involved in arms race," he told reporters during
an interactive session organised by the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
in Mumbai. Singh said he is ready for talks with the Maoists at
Jitendra Singh, Union Minister
of State of Home Affairs, in a written reply informed Rajya Sabha
that at present, 105 companies of CRPF, 36 companies of BSF, 15
companies of ITBP and 50 Teams of CoBRA in Chhattisgarh and 96
companies of CRPF and 36 Teams of CoBRA in Jharkhand have been
deployed for anti-naxal operations.
Narayanpur District Superintendent
of Police Mayank Srivastava issued orders prohibiting carrying
of weapons by people especially 'tangia' (axe) in public
places after a constable was hacked to death by Maoists in the
'haat' (market), official sources said.
| August 14
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
primary school teacher identified as Rahman Singh Dhrub (42) at
Jholaraw forest under Sobha Police Station in Gariabandh District,
allegedly for being a Police informer. Local sources said Dhrub
serving as a teacher in Gorgaon primary school in the District,
was abducted by a group of armed Maoists from his home on August
7 for allowing SFs to spend a night in his school last month.
| August 15
Speaking on Independence Day CM
Raman Singh expressed hope that Chhattisgarh will soon overcome
the Maoist problem. He sought the support of the people in forested
areas to isolate the Maoist insurgents.
A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Ramdai, surrendered before Police in Narayanpur District of
Chhattisgarh. Ramdai had joined the Maoists three years ago and
was working with platoon no. 17 across the District. She was involved
in several incidents of violence including a recent encounter
Preliminary findings of a Police
probe into the incident June 28-29 encounter at Sarkeguda village
in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh have revealed that 12 civilians,
including two minors, and five Maoists were killed in the encounter.
Chhotu Padha, a self-styled 'platoon
commander' and his wife Karuna Usendi, a deputy section commander
of a dalam surrendered before the Police in Rajnandgaon
District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoist couples were actively involved
in 2009 Markegaon, Hatti Gota and Laheri encounters and blasts
which had claimed the lives of as many as 48 Policemen.
The SF personnel killed two CPI-Maoist
cadres and arrested four woman Maoists during a joint operation
of District Police and 39 Battalion of CRPF in Narayanpur District
of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered the bodies of the two slain Maoists,
'Bharmar' guns, ammunition and Maoist literature from the site.
No casualty or injury was reported among the SF personnel.
Dozens of technical and explosives
'experts' among the CPI-Maoist ranks have sneaked into Bastar
region of Chhattisgarh from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh with a
view to step up attacks against the police and paramilitary. Bastar
IG TJ Longkumer said, "Security forces have been put on high alert
in view of the Central investigative agencies inputs. Andhra Pradesh-based
top Maoists are now sneaking into Bijapur district with a purpose
to carry out attacks on police and paramilitary forces."
A joint team of District Police
and CRPF destroyed a CPI-Maoist hideout located in the dense forest
of Mardakalan in Gariaband District of Chhattisgarh after an encounter
and recovered arms and ammunition. CRPF claimed that at least
three insurgents were grievously injured in the encounter.
Markam Somaru, secretary of Gollapalli
Gram Panchayat, was killed and four others were injured
when Maoists attacked the jeep in which the Gram Panchayat
secretary was travelling, along with four others in Sukma District
under Konta Police Station limits. Meanwhile, sources said the
attack was a case of mistaken identity. They said the Maoists
thought that the jeep was carrying Security Forces.
Police sources said a large number
of technical and explosive experts among the CPI-Maoist in Andhra
Pradesh have entered Chhattisgarh with a plan to attack the Security
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze seven
vehicles engaged in road construction work in Temri village under
Gatapar Police Station area in Rajnandgaon District. The vehicles,
including a tractor, a tipper truck and a JCB machine, had been
parked at the construction site where no work was taking place
due to heavy rains.
The Chhattisgarh Government has
decided to employ five-to-eight-feet-high robots to detect and
defuse explosive devices, to minimise the loss of lives of SF
personnel in the CPI-Maoist stronghold of Bastar. The device has
been developed by the DRDO.
CPI-Maoist cadres opened indiscriminate
fire at a helipad in remote Gorkha village in Sukma District of
Chhattisgarh, killing CRPF constable Mahadev Minj and injuring
two others, head constable Praveen Kumar and constable V Suresh.
In a major joint operation, SFs
destroyed an arms manufacturing unit of the CPI-Maoist and seized
huge quantity of explosives from a forest area near Neelamdagu
at Pharsegarh in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. About 100 kilograms
of explosives, 150 detonators, and materials to be used for manufacturing
of country made weapons, China torch, 300 metres of wires, 12
bore and muzzle loaded guns and Maoist literature were seized
during the raids.
The Bijapur Police arrested Maoist
'military platoon commander' Markami Devi alias Lucky (27)
from Cherla village in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh while
a joint team of the District Police and STF arrested Mitku Ram,
a hardcore Maoist in Kondagaon District. Markami Devi is wanted
in a dozen cases of heinous crimes and five standing warrants
are pending against her and Police had also announced INR 10,000
reward for her arrest. Mitku Ram, a resident of Mungwal village,
under Bayanar Police Station carried a reward of INR 5,000 on
his head and five permanent warrants were issued against him.
An alleged CPI-Maoist cadre was
killed in an encounter with the Police in Narayanpur District
of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place when District Police
and STF came under fire during an anti-Naxal operation in the
forest near Enmeta village in the District. The killed Maoist
is yet to be identified.
Paramilitary troopers and Police
housed in at least 36 schools and hostels would be shifted out
to solve the problems being faced by students in the insurgency-hit
Bastar division of Chhattisgarh, an official said.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot and injured
a Police constable, identified as Pritam Singh Rajput, at a bus
stand in Sukma town in Sukma District.
Maoists have issued a diktat asking
the tribal Policemen serving in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit
Bastar region to pay one third of their salary or quit their job,
Police sources said.
Madkami Devi, 'commander' of platoon
number eight of CPI-Maoist, active in Pamed, Basaguda and Usur
areas in Bijapur District, who was arrested on September 21, at
Cherla in Andhra Pradesh's Khammam District has revealed that
the Maoists have started engaging children aged 12-16 years in
combat action with SFs.
Maoist cadre, identified Pander
Rachla, as was arrested from a jungle near Bajrangi village in
Kanker District and a tiffin bomb was seized from him. "During
interrogation, Rachla said Naxals had planned to plant the tiffin
bomb in a police station and he had gone to recce the area when
the police team nabbed him," said Police.
Six CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
in a joint operation by the Police and CRPF near Modakpal weekly
market in Bijapur District of Chattisgarh. The arrestees are identified
as Erma Bhima (19), Kudium Sudru (18), Satyam (25), Hemla Rahu
(24), Telam Badru (25) and one minor.
Two Policemen were injured when
heavily-armed CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on the CAF camp located
at Timmalwada village under Chintangufa Police Station in Sukma
District of Chhattisgarh.
The battle against CPI-Maoist
is being won "slowly but steadily", with SFs having gained control
over more than 5,000 sq km area in the last two years, the outgoing
chief of the CRPF K Vijay Kumar said. However, another 6,000 square
km of area, mostly in south Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas of
Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, continue to remain almost
completely out of bounds for the SFs.
A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed
by SFs during a gunfight at Outapalli village under Basaguda Police
Station in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
The Maoists fired a rocket launcher
at Gollapalli Police Station in Sukma District, which missed the
target and failed to explode. Sukma SP Abhishek Shandilya said
since the rocket launcher missed the target, there were no damage
as well as casualties in the incident.
The Chhattisgarh Police raided
a CPI-Maoist hideout in the forests of Keejing hills and seized
huge quantity of explosives, an EVM, bombs and other materials
used for laying landmines in Kondagaon District. The SF personnel
also recovered 20 pipe bombs, Chinese and Indian made grenades,
booby traps, 50 liters of petrol, wires, batteries, explosives
and medicines along with school uniforms and huge quantity of
Maoist literature from the hideout. The recovered items also included
four rocket launchers, two pressure bombs and four packets of
A senior Maoist leader and a Maoist
couple surrendered before the Police in Rajnandgaon District.
The surrendered Maoists are identified as Murli alias Budkar Hidami,
commander of local operating squad (LOS), Shantilal and his wife
Deema Salami, an active member of Chetna Natya Manch, the cultural
wing of the CPI-Maoist.
"Maoist insurgents have stepped
up their recruitment drive in Abujhmaad region forcing minor boys
and girls, mostly in their early teens, to join the rebel ranks,"
Bastar SP RL Meena said. The rebels are conducting recruitment
drives through posters. The posters put up at Koyalibeda say that
the first phase of the recruitment is expected to commence from
October 25 and last till November 15. In the posters, the rebels
have also demanded shutdown of Rawghat and Chargaon iron ore mining
projects strongly opposing displacement of the villagers in these
The Union Government has floated
global tenders to procure about 4,000 specialised "human detecting"
night vision devices in the wake of the recent controversial encounter
in Chhattisgarh where allegations of killing civilians were levelled
against the CRPF.
The SFs foiled a major bid of
the CPI-Maoist by recovering a 10-kilogram tiffin bomb hidden
beneath the soil on a road near Dornapal in Sukma District of
Bijapur Police arrested four hardcore
CPI-Maoist cadres involved in half-a-dozen cases of heinous crimes,
from two different places in the District. Three Maoists, identified
as Pudiyami Paso, Kawasi Sukhram and Podiyami Budhram, all residents
of Kachraram village under Toyanar Police limit, were arrested
from Nemed weekly market while they were on a recce. The fourth
Maoist identified as Jebe Lachchu, of Rawapalli village under
Madded Police limit in the District was arrested from Bijapur
A temporary CPI-Maoist camp in
the forest area between Jatwar and Karkabeda villages in Narayanpur
District of Chhattisgarh was busted by a joint team of District
Police and STF. Four loaded guns, a country made pistol, live
cartridges, explosives and other items were recovered from the
Police pulled down two memorials
built by Maoists in honour of their slain associates in Kondagaon
District. The first memorial, around 15 feet high, was found in
forest near Toyanar and Madanar villages, while the second memorial,
around 20 feet high, was spotted in jungles of Cherang village
in the District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres intercepted
four trucks involved in road construction work and set ablaze
in Surokhi village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A CRPF
and Police team was rushed to the area but as it neared the village,
the Maoists triggered a landmine blast and attacked them, injuring
four Police personnel.
The SFs recovered a powerful pressure
bomb during a search at the encounter spot in Surokhi village
in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.
Saket alias Rajesh Pudo
(23), an 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist from Gadchiroli District
of Maharashtra surrendered before the Police at Mohla Police Station
in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Saket also handed over
54 live rounds, three Self-Loaded Rifle (SLR) magazines and a
walkie-talkie to Police. Acting on his information the Police
also recovered a SLR from the forest area bordering Maharashtra
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
Three tractors, one JCB, a road-roller and a matador engaged in
road construction between Antagad and Amabeda in Kanker District
Intelligence officials sounded
an alert that CPI-Maoist were working on a strategy to open a
new corridor between the states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
in the coming winter by taking advantage of freezing cold and
foggy situation in the forested border region.
A CPI-Maoist cadre identified
as Gote Wanga (30), was arrested by a joint team of District Police
and CRPF during a combing operation from a forest area near Timirguda
village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
Road construction works to the
tune of an estimated INR 3.5 billion are at a standstill in Sukma
District, located on the state's southernmost tip and the tri-junction
of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, due to Maoists threat.
The Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
sympathisers and seized a huge stock of medicines from their possession
in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed Malesh
(25), a youth of Modakpal village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh,
in suspicion of being a Police informer and threw his body on
National Highway. A letter found near the body also warned people
not to cooperate with the Police.
A joint team of District Police
and CoBRA troopers recovered two tiffin bombs of five kilograms
each during a search operation in a forested location near village
Markam in Sukma District. Later, the bomb disposal squad diffused
Two Maoists of 'section commander'
rank, identified as Punnem Sanna of Godampalli village and Bodu
Ramesh of Gaganpalli village of Konta block in Sukma District,
had been active in Malkangiri District of Odisha, for the past
five years, surrendered in Sukma District.
Maoists of the Dandakaranya Committee
pasted several posters and pamphlets at many locations in Sukma
District, and announced to boycott Rajyotsav in protest against
the Sarkeguda encounter and asked people to observe as black day
on November 1.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed
Swayam Inka (50), father of Assistant Constable Swayam Naraiyya
(20), under the Errabor Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
A note was recovered from the site, in which it was written that
in 2006 Inka had allegedly committed atrocities against local
Five Maoists suspected to have
been involved in operations against Police forces were arrested
from two locations in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Potam
Shankar (28), Araiya Dinesh (19) and Araiya Ganpat (19) were arrested
from Gauraram village under Maded area of the District by a joint
patrolling team of District Police, Chhattisgarh Sashastra Dal
and CRPF. Another joint team arrested Pinnapalli Rajesha (22)
and Gavdi Nagaiya (20) from Sairkonta village under Cherpally
A Maoist 'commander', identified
as Pandu Ram Aanchala, wanted in 43 cases and carrying a reward
of INR 67,000 on his head, was arrested in a joint operation conducted
by the Police and BSF troopers in Krugalmaspi village in Kanker
The Maoists have dropped pamphlets
in the areas surrounding Dhaudai in Narayanpur District, opposing
President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Ramkrishna Mission Ashram
on November 7.
The dead body of an unidentified
CPI-Maoist cadre who was killed in an encounter on October 31,
2012 was recovered from a forest near Murkinar in Bijapur District
The dead body of an unidentified
CPI-Maoist cadre who was killed in an encounter on October 31,
2012 was recovered from a forest near Murkinar in Bijapur District
of Chhattisgarh. The Union Government has decided to ignore threats
from Maoists and go ahead with developing an iron ore mine in
the LWE-affected Districts of Kanker and Narayanpur in the State
that would supply raw material to the iconic Bhilai steel plant.
Five Maoists, identified as Tati
Sarita (22), Erma Suklu (25), Michhya Banga (20), Michhya Suklu
(30) and Punem Ramesh (30), were arrested during a joint-search
operation conducted by Police and BSF troopers at Modakpal in
Two CISF personnel were killed
when heavily-armed CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire at an iron ore
mining area in Baliadila hills of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.
The Maoists, estimated to be up to two dozen in number, also took
away an AK-47 and a self-loading rifle (SLR) which belonged to
the killed personnel.
The Chhattisgarh Police booked
three Maoists for allegedly subjecting two minor girls to repeated
sexual assaults after abducting them from their villages in Bijapur
District. A case has been registered against Kudiam Gujja, Nagesh
and Shivaji on the complaint of two girls who were allegedly raped
by them in Muded area in the District.
ASI Nilesh Pandey (27) was abducted
by CPI-Maoist cadres and subsequently killed near Chinger Nala
under Kutru Police Station in Raipur District.
A CPI-Maoist leader was killed
in a Police encounter in a forested area in Pusnar village under
Gangalur Police Station in Bijapur District. A loaded gun and
other items were recovered from the encounter site.
Five CPI-Maoist cadres, including
two women cadres, surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District.
The surrenderees are identified as Punem Sanu (20), Subhash Mandvi
(25), Paklu Akali (27), Chaiti Veti (24) and Munni Tati (27).
Chhattisgarh Police arrested three
Maoists, identified as Sarjuram Mandavi (23), Mahesh Usendi (20)
and Jhaduram (30), from the forest of Koilibeda area in Kanker
A joint team of the District Police
and CRPF troopers recovered a five kilogram tiffin bomb from a
road in Kanker District.
President Pranab Mukherjee addressing
inmates and students of Ramkrishna Mission Ashram in Narayanpur
District called upon the youth of Chhattisgarh to take inspiration
from teachings of Swami Vivekananda and employ every possible
means to ensure development in the State. He also emphasised on
the need to bring people from the Maoist bastion of Abujhmad into
the mainstream while preserving the cultural heritage of the region.
Senior Congress leader Mahendra
Karma (62), who led the Salwa Judum movement in south Chhattisgarh
in 2005, had a miraculous escape when a powerful landmine attack
triggered by the CPI-Maoist hit his convoy in Kamalnar, a forested
area in Dantewada District. Karma and the driver, Sukeshwar Jhole
and two security guards were injured.
Five Maoists, including one reportedly
involved in abduction and rape of a two minor girls, were arrested
in Bijapur District in separate operations.
Five active 'commanders' of the
CPI-Maoist surrendered before SP Prashant Agrawal in Bijapur District.
A Sessions Court in Kanker District,
sentenced four CPI-Maoist cadres to life imprisonment for killing
Kheluram Darro, a suspected Police informer from Nedgaon village
on October 3, 2009.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman
Singh has urged the Union Government to formulate a comprehensive
policy to deal with LWE and to take steps to initiate a dialogue
with the Maoists. "Naxal violence can only be contained with the
active involvement of the Central Government. We are open to a
dialogue with the Naxals and would support the Centre in all its
endeavours if it initiates any peace talks," Singh said. "We are
implementing a liberal surrender policy. We have said that if
there is any initiative for talks, Chhattisgarh would not shy
away from it. But the key issue is if you are inviting someone
for talks, he has to have faith in democracy. One can't sit in
a dialogue by holding guns in his hand," he added.
SFs repulsed an attack launched
on them by CPI-Maoist inside Chintalnar forest at Morpalli under
Dornapal block in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District and arrested
a member of the ambush party following an encounter.
A Police probe into the incident
has found that the attack on Salwa Judum founder and senior
Congress party leader Mahendra Karma on November 08 in Dantewada
District was "pre-calculated" and "pre-planned" by Maoists.
Four Maoists were killed in the
Tarlaguda forest in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh in a Joint
Operation by Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh Police.
A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Anila Dhurve, was arrested during a Joint Operation by District
Police and ITBP in Khadgaon area of Rajnandgaon District in Chhattisgarh.
Cadres of CPI-Maoist attacked
a combing party of Police and killed head constable Afzal Khan
at Malnar village in Kondagaon District in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
SF personnel arrested a Maoist,
identified as Rohit Gond, in Mohela area in Rajnandgaon District
of Chhattisgarh during a Search Operation, said ASP Vijay Agrawal.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed
a Police party by opening indiscriminate firing near Maragaon
in Gariyabandh District of Chhattisgarh but failed to inflict
A gunfight with CPI-Maoist cadres
in Gariyabandh District of Chhattisgarh led the State Police to
seize large quantity of ammunition and explosive materials from
a forested hideout of the extremists. The SFs confronted the Maoists
who were holding a meeting in the forest of Maragaon village,
some 125 km from Raipur.
Chhattisgarh Police have been
put in 'alert mode' as a massive operation is under way in Odisha
to nab Sabyasachi Panda, Chief of OMP.
A CPI-Maoist couple, identified
as Hungaram and his wife Mase, wanted in a number of cases including
murder and attempt-to-murder, were arrested from Rengabeda village
in Narayanpur District, in a joint operation by the District Police,
Chhattisgarh Sashastra Bal and Special Task Force.
Five CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Hidmu Kohrami (22), Lakhmu Benjam (28), Vacham Raju (26), Madvi
Baman (24) and Padam Muio (23), were arrested from Tungeli village
in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
A joint team of Bijapur Police
and Chhattisgarh Armed Forces arrested a Maoist cadre, identified
as Kalmumi Minoo alias Manoj, near Ghudsakal village.
Four Maoists, identified as Chapa
Naraiyya, Vacham Ramaiyya, Talandi Pavarao and Matti Sukhram,
were arrested from Kottaguda and Kamlapalli forests in Bijapur
Police arrested three more Maoists
identified as Santosh Kumar Anchala (25), Birsingh Anchala (38)
and Baisakhu Ram (35) in Etebalka village of Kanker District.
Ramniwas, a 1982 batch IPS officer,
has been appointed as the new DGP of Chhattisgarh succeeding DGP
Anil M. Navaney, an official statement said. He will take charge
on December 1.
SFs have seized fresh pictures
of Prashant Bose alias Kishenda - the No. 2 in the CPI-Maoist
hierarchy - during a raid in Chhattisgarh; officials engaged in
anti-Maoist operations believe the pictures, found in a CD, will
help hunt down Bose, who carries a reward of INR 700,000 on his
head announced by the Chhattisgarh and West Bengal Governments.
Chhattisgarh's newly appointed
DGP Ramniwas has said in Raipur that the State Police is keen
to contain Naxalism with the cooperation of the people and conduct
policing with sensitivity and professionalism, ensuring protection
of Human Rights.
A group of around 60 armed CPI-Maoist
cadres set ablaze two tipper trucks used in road construction
work in Tongpal area in Sukma District.
Sanghuram alias Nagesh
Korram, a Jan militia 'deputy commander' of the CPI-Maoist, was
arrested from a densely forested region of Usari village in Kondagaon
District during a search operation conducted by a joint team of
Bayanar Police and CAF. Police recovered Maoist banner of PLGA
week from December 2 to 8, along with posters, battery and wire
from his possession.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed Maniram
Baghel (26), a resident of Kumharras village under Kukanar Police
Station in Sukma District, on suspicion that he was a Police informer.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed Chhinnaram
Gota, a former Salwa Judum leader and one of his body guards
at Kuprel village under Farsegarh Police Station in Bijapur District.
The other body guard, Budhram Toke, who was also seriously injured
in the attack, was later taken to the District hospital. Before
fleeing from the spot, the Maoists set ablaze the vehicle of Chhinnaram
and also took away three rifles.
Maoists killed a peon, working
in a local school, by slitting his throat at Amapani village in
Kanker District. The Maoists also left a pamphlet, stating that
the person was being punished for being a Police informer.
Chhattisgarh's new DGP Ramniwas
said the law and order situation in his State has improved and
the Naxalite problem was very much under control. The assistance
from the Union Government, good work done by the Chhattisgarh
Government and cooperation from various quarters are the factors
responsible for improvement in law and order and Naxal scenario
in the tribal-dominated State, he added. There was a need to bring
people who have taken recourse to violence into the national mainstream
with the help of all those who believe in democracy, the DGP said.
Aiming to further boost the anti-Naxal
operations particularly in Chhattisgarh, CRPF Director General
Pranay Sahay has taken up the issue of non-construction of vital
roads in operational areas with the State Chief Minister Raman
Maoist cadres opened indiscriminate
fire from a distance when a joint team of CRPF and CoBRA troopers
were on a routine patrolling in Chintalnar area in Sukma District.
A group of six Maoist cadres,
in the guise of local villagers, set ablaze a tractor engaged
in road construction work near Meharbada locality, in Narayanpur
Police arrested a dalam
'commander' of the Maoists from Chotedonger area in Narayanpur
A wanted Maoist cadre, identified
as Sita Ram Salaam (20), was arrested from Nariya village forest
area in Kondagaon District, during a joint search operation conducted
by District Police and CAF.
Eight Maoist cadres were killed
by SFs in a gun battle during a raid on a Maoists' training camp
in Bande forest area of Kanker District.
SFs recovered explosives from
a dump in Bimagunda forests in Kanker District.
The 170th battalion of CRPF killed
a Maoist cadre, identified as Kawasi Budhram, and recovered 23
detonators, tiffin-bomb, and ammunition of 315 bore rifle, muzzle
gun, daily used items and 'pitthu' from Kachlaram area of Bijapur
The teachers' strike in Chhattisgarh
is snowballing into a major concern for the State Government as
well as the local intelligence officials as the CPI-Maoist supported
Chhattisgarh Government claimed
that concerted efforts put in by various security agencies in
the State substantially brought down the number of Naxal related
incidents in 2012.
State Police and paramilitary
forces deployed in Bastar region are planning to launch a big
operation against Maoists in the areas bordering Andhra Pradesh,
Odisha and Maharashtra.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres killed Mudiyam Naga (45),
Sarpanch of Hirapur village, in Basaguda area, at a weekly
market of Awapalli village in Bijapur District.
SF personnel busted CPI-Maoist training camp,
following an encounter with the Maoists during a search operation
conducted, in Jappemarka forests in Bijapur District.