DGP V. Dinesh Reddy said heavy
security cover would be provided to facilitate expeditious completion
of various road works taken up under the IAP for the areas affected
Around 50 Maoists belonging to
the Korukonda Dalam and their sympathisers of the CPI-Maoist
blasted the Forest Department Office and check-post at Lothugedda
in Vishakhapatnam District to make their presence felt in the
The cadres of the CPI-Maoist pasted
posters at Chowdupalli in Chintapalli mandal of Visakhapatnam
District demanding the people's representatives to pass a resolution
against mining of bauxite in the Agency.
A former Maoist female cadre,
Veeramalla Pushpa (35), was found dead at her residence in Ramanthapur
in Hyderabad under the Uppal Police limits.
Nune Narasimha Reddy alias
Ganganna, a key CPI-Maoist leader and State Committee member,
was reportedly arrested by special party Police teams at Old Guntur.
Ganganna, who has been in judicial remand for the last one-and-a-half
years in the District jail, was released on January 17.
The Centre sanctioned INR 1.8
billion for six more Districts in Andhra Pradesh under the IAP
for selected tribal and backward Districts to cope with the Maoist
The honeymoon between the CPI-Maoist
and TRS party has come to an end with the failure of month long
general strike by Telangana employees headed by K. Chandrashekhar
Rao and Prof. Kodhandaram. TDP has alleged that they have pledged
the Telangana agitation to the Union Government to bag Polavaram
tenders. The North Telangana wing CPI-Maoist leader Jagan has
heavily comes down on KCR and Prof. Kodhandaram for the same reasons.
Seendri Bathro alias Badri
(35), from Kannvaram under Mampa Police Station in Koyyru mandal
of Visakhapatnam District was found killed with his neck strangulated.
A letter left at the spot reportedly by some CPI-Maoist cadres
said he was killed for being a 'police informer'.
An UAV or drone is likely to be
pressed into service in the Visakhapatnam and other border Districts
of Andhra Pradesh to help in intelligence gathering on a real-time
A magisterial inquiry will be
held on February 13 at 11 a.m. in Nalgonda District mandal
revenue office into the death of an unidentified CPI-Maoist
cadre following an exchange of fire with Police at Narayanpur
village on January 17, 1998.
The recent surrender of 15-year-old
tribal, Kursinge Divya alias Bharatakka, a CPI-Maoist cadre
in Adilabad District has made anti-Maoist SF's suspicious of Maoists
activating 'sleepers' in order to build an alternative communication
network. According to sources, the Maoists used to stage cultural
programmes with revolutionary overtones in ashram schools located
in remote villages in the Mangi forests. Apparently, the aim was
to mentally prepare tribal children to join the underground stream
when required to do so in future.
Tension gripped the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh
border following the reported death of three SF personnel in a
land-mine blast allegedly triggered off by CPI-Maoist cadres in
the Polampalli forest area of Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
by the Charla Police near Timmirigudem village in Khammam District
during patrolling. According to Police, the arrested Maoists -
Madivi Lakma, Vetti Adama, Kovasi Inga, and Podium Joga- all in
the age group of 20 to 25 years, were residents of Yerrampadu,
a tribal hamlet of the Gutti Koyas tribe. They were involved in
the burning of a hydraulic excavator near Gisarelli village.
The Nizamabad Police (rural) arrested
a fake Maoist, Eligeti Ravi Prakash, who demanded money from a
businessman, G. Subash Reddy.
Three hydraulic excavators allegedly
set ablaze by a group of cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Modingedda
in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District. The Maoists left
posters saying that any move to start bauxite mining would result
in such reaction from the CPI-Maoist and that the Government must
immediately stop the Green Hunt Operation against Maoists.
CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a
blast at the coffee-seeds godown of the APFDC at Lankapaakala
village in G.K Veedhi Mandal of Visakhapatnam District,
demanding distribution of its coffee plantations to the Girijans.
Contradicting the claims of the
Central Government which blames the loss of forest cover to the
CPI-Maoist, the Andhra Pradesh forest department says that the
loss of forest cover is due to encroachments.
A dalam 'commander' of
the CPI-Maoist, Sutari Papa Rao (42) alias Singanna, was
killed in an exchange of fire with a Police party near Sayannapalli
village in Gundala mandal of Khammam District.
In a renewed bid to flush out
Maoists from the AOB, the Government is hurrying with the setting
up of paramilitary and Special Forces bases in north coastal Districts.
The G. K. Veedhi Police arrested
a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Pangi Gopala Rao of Kampumanipaakalu
in Visakhapatnam District. A member of the Korukonda dalam
of the CPI-Maoist, he was reportedly picked up by the Police during
a combing operation recently and was kept in the G.K. Veedhi Police
The State Government is likely
to increase the reward to between INR 100,000 and INR 2.5 million.
The State Police have proposed INR 2.5 million as reward for the
capture or surrender of high-ranking central committee members
such as Ganapati and Mallojula Venugopal. The proposal is awaiting
the Government's approval.
G K Veedhi Police in Visakhapatnam
District arrested a cadre of Galikonda area committee of CPI-Maoist,
Gemmeli Balaraju, at G Addaraveedhi. Balaraju of Boddamanupakalu
was involved in the two murder cases - killing of Majji Madhava
Rao, a forest ranger, at Lankapakalu and Pangi Das, a Police informer,
at GK Veedhi.
The Maoists has issued a warning
to an IAS officer for 'discriminating against tribals'. Maoist
east division 'secretary' Ganesh warned in a news release in Paderu
in Visakhapatnam District that the people would teach a lesson
to Paderu sub-collector Kartikeya Misra if he did not mend his
A Naxal belonging to CPI-ML-New
Democracy, identified as Gujjula Karunakar Reddy (23) alias
Bharath, surrendered before the Police in the presence of Circle
Inspector V Suresh at Gudur mandal in Warangal District.
Bharath hails from Nalgonda District and worked with Suryam dalam
and Soma Bhaskar dalam.
Two civilians were injured in
the crossfire between a Police team and the CPI-Maoist cadres
in of Allubaka and Thippapuram forest area in Khammam District.
The exchange of fire took place when a Police team combing the
forest areas came under fire from Maoists at around 2 AM to 2:30
AM, which was retaliated by the Police team.
The Maoists set ablaze equipment
in the BSNL telephone exchange at G. Madugula in Viskhapatnam
District late in the evening. A group of five Maoists of the Korukonda
area committee entered the exchange and poured petrol on the panel
board and other equipment and set them on fire.
A CPI-Maoist leader, Tupakula
Ramanjaneyamma alias Santhi, a leader of the AOB carrying
a head money of INR 500,000, was arrested near Kondramutla village
in Ipur mandal in Guntur District.
A LWE, Grandhi Vikanna, was shot
at by his comrades over a dispute on sharing of booty in the forests
near Nagarjunasagar reservoir in Guntur District. He was rushed
to nearby Government hospital in a serious condition.
CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a culvert
in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District, protesting
against the Government's move to permit bauxite mining in the
Another group of Maoists felled
trees near Lothugedda junction and placed them across the road
in Visakha Agency in the District. The Maoists put up many banners
on the road demanding the Central and State Tribal Welfare Ministers,
who represent the Agency, to come out with a clear statement that
bauxite mining would not be taken up in the Agency.
A CPI-Maoist 'commander' of Indervelli
dalam in Adilabad, Gundarapu Kistakka alias Lalitha, surrendered
herself to the District Police.
The nation-wide bandh called
by the CPI-Maoist evoked good response in Visakhapatnam District
while response was mixed in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam Districts.
The Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
cadres, identified as Gollari Kondababu of Gadapari village and
Lake Mohana Rao of Nallabilli, from an unspecified place under
GK Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District.
Guntur Police arrested the CPI-ML-Janashakti
'state secretary' Subhash alias Narayanalingam Tyagaraju
alias Prakash in Guntur District. Police also arrested
three of his associates and recovered four 12 bore SSB guns, a
country-made pistol, 20 SLR live rounds and four thapanchas from
75 CPI-Maoist cadres belonging
to the Korukonda Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist surrendered
before the Police in Visakhapatnam District.
The Gurazala Police arrested three
LWEs, identified as Mohan alias Prakash, Jathavatu Krishna
Naik and Challa Ramalingeswara Rao, belonging to the CPI-ML-Janashakti,
from a place in Karampudi mandal in Guntur District. The Police
recovered a tapancha and a live cartridge from their possession.
Nakka Vijay alias Jeevan
(29), a top cadre of the CPI-ML-Janashakti of Odisha surrendered
before the Karimnagar District Police in Karimnagar on April 10
along with four weapons, ammunition and INR 311, 000 in cash.
Jeevan, a native of Baddenapalli village of Sircilla mandal
in Karimnagar District, joined the party in 2004.
Seeking to highlight the efficacy
of the policies pursued by the Congress Government since 2004
to end the problem of LWE, Chief Minister, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
claimed that the number of CPI-Maoist cadres in the State had
dwindled to mere 150 from 1,100 eight years ago.
Cadres of the Venkatapuram area
committee of the CPI-Maoist allegedly killed one U. Guravaiah
(23), branding him a Police informer, near Pedamidisileru village
in Charla mandal of Khammam District.
Police in Neelampalli village
of Mahadevpur mandal in Karimnagar District arrested two
CPI-Maoist cadres during a regular vehicle checking. The arrestees
were identified as V. Shekhar (30) and K. Shyamsundar (27), a
former deputy dalam 'commander' and now working as active
militant and native of Bhoorgudem.
Three Naxalites, including two
belonging to the CPI-Maoist, surrendered in Warangal District.
The surrendered Maoist cadres include 'deputy commander' of Sironcha
dalam (South Gadchiroli division of Maharashtra), Pasham
Swaroopa (22), and Agaboina Sambaiah (24), member of Singanna
dalam that operates in Narasampet and Kothaguda areas.
All the 32 detained Adivasis
of Chhattisgarh were produced before the executive magistrate
in Kusumanchi mandal in Khammam District by the local Police
and later let off.
A constable of SIB of Andhra Police,
Pangi Appanna, was shot dead by CPI-Maoist cadres at Paderu in
Visakhapatnam District. Reportedly, the Maoists had also made
an attempt on his life four years ago.
Normal life was partially hit
in Vizianagaram District the first day of two-day bandh,
April 29-30, called by the Korukonda area committee of the CPI-Maoist
in the AOBSZC area. The committee had given a call for the bandh
demanding suspension of the Operation Green Hunt.
The CPI-Maoist has 'blamed' SIB
Head Constable K. Appanna, who was shot dead at Paderu on April
26 for converting Girijan youths into informers with inducement
of money and undermining the revolution.
Some CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly
destroyed country-made liquor and warned tribal people against
brewing illicit liquor at the weekly shandy at Busiputtu village
of Pedabayalu mandal in Visakhapatnam.
A CPI -Maoist leader, Gadi Rambabu,
'deputy commander' of Peddapalli Area Committee was arrested from
the outskirts of Chinnaboyanpalli village in Eturunagaram area
of Warangal District, Additional Senior Superintendent of Police
(ASSP) Senthil Kumar said. 20 rounds of ammunition were also seized
from his possession. He was carrying an award of INR 50,000 on
his head and was also allegedly involved in the killing of AP
Rayons Factory Deputy Manager Ramakrishna in May 2011, Police
Two Maoists were killed in an
exchange of fire in the Luvasingi forest area in G. Madugula mandal
in Visakhapatnam District. The exchange of fire lasted three to
four hours, according to unconfirmed reports. Later, the Police
found bodies of two youths aged around 25 years. A tapancha
and a bucketful of grenades were found near the bodies. They could
be members of the armed militia of the Maoist outfit or members
of the Korukonda area committee which is active in that area,
Police said. Fifteen kit bags were recovered from the area where
the exchange of fire took place.
The Maoists held a people's court
in Mukkunur village of Mahadevpur forest area in Karimnagar District,
fired at former Sarpanch Venkatswamy, beat up former block
member Chinnappa and abducted a surrendered Maoist Narender.
A 'deputy commander' of the Galikonda
dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Pangi Aasu (32)
of Mandapalli village of Koyyuru mandal in Visakhapatnam
District, surrendered before the Police in East Godavari District.
He carried a cash reward of INR 50,000 on head.
In a related development, Police
recovered a huge dump from Dadalikawada hamlet of Ramachandrapuram.
The Maoists partially blew up
the quarters a forest section officer, Kurasam Rajulu, at Sitanagaram
in Dummugudem mandal of Khammam District. Accusing him
of harassing Adivasis (tribals), Maoists assaulted him with rifle
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres fired
at Mothugudem Sub Inspector, Srinivas, and two constables near
Kothur village in Chintur mandal in Khammam District adjoining
Konta block in Chhattisgarh while the Policemen were proceeding
to Edugurallapalli in an autorickshaw. While Srinivas had a narrow
escape, Ramesh, a constable of the Mothugudem Police Station,
sustained a bullet wound. The Maoists were digging up the Boddugudem-Pothuru
main road near Kothur (for the Bharat bandh on May 16)
when the incident occurred. A case was registered against the
members of the Sabari Dalam (squad), said Police.
Adilabad Police recovered a huge
arms dump belonging to the CPI-Maoist from the Mangi-Dongapalli
forest in Adilabad District.
The Maoists blocked vehicular
movement on the Charla-Bhadrachalam main road near Devarapalli
village in Charla mandal and on the Venkatapuram-Charla
highway near Alubaka village in Khammam District as part of the
nation-wide bandh called by the outfit.
Suspected Maoists shot dead a
former Naxalite suspecting him to be a police informer at Bojjiguppa
village in Bhadrachalam rural mandal in Khammam District.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly
whisked away two youths from the interior village of Dongala Jaggaram
in Chintur mandal in Khammam District in the midnight for
questioning in connection with the whereabouts of one of their
"targets". According to sources, the suspected Maoists let them
off after questioning late in the evening of May 22.
An auto rickshaw driver was injured
when a group of armed extremists opened fire on a siren-fitted
auto rickshaw heading for night patrolling near a paddy field
in Charla town in Bhadrachalam division in Khammam District around
midnight. P Nagendra (22) sustained bullet wounds. However, no
policeman was present in the auto rickshaw.
Police arrested three Maoist sympathisers
from an area under Mahadevpur Police Station in Karimnagar District.
The arrestees identified as V. Shekhar (30) of Neelampalli village
and A. Satyanarayana (20) and T. Prasada Rao (37) of Mukunuru
village of Mahadevpur mandal (administrative unit) were
directly, involved in the attack on former Congress elected representatives
in Mukunuru village of the mandal in the District on May
9. The trio were also charged for aiding the Maoists and working
as cover organisation members of the party.
Police arrested five Maoists from
Gorellametta village under Koyyuru mandal in Vishakhapatnam District.
The arrestees are identified as Tambelu Chinna Rao alias Buggu,
Marri Chinna alias Vishnu, Pangi Appa Rao alias
Judunga, Senderi Benny Babu alias Benny, Marri Nani alias
Polu. Police recovered a landmine, wire bundles, batteries, detonators
and other explosive materials from the arrested cadres. Buggu
admitted that the Maoist leaders had asked them to store the landmine
in the house. A Police official said the arrested were involved
in attack on Police at Balapam and bus looting in Pedavalasa,
GK Veedhi mandal.
Police unearthed a dump belonging
to the CPI-Maoist from Venkatapur forests in Asifabad mandal
in Adilabad District. The dump consisting of electric wires, torches,
audio-video cassettes, nut-bolts, red flags, soap boxes, tea and
green caps was found buried in the ground on the outskirts of
The slain CPI-Maoist Central Committee
leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad's wife Koliparthy
Padma alias Seetakka and six others were arrested at Khanapur
village in Narsampet division of Warangal District. Padma is a
member of Maoist party Nallamala division committee. Sources said
Padma, four members of a family, all of whom are hardcore Maoists
and two others were heading to the forests for a 'contact' with
Chhattisgarh Maoist leaders along with courier Kiran. Police also
recovered INR 40,000 from them. Athmakur Ramanaiah, wife Annapoorna,
son Sunil and daughter Bujjamma were among the four other arrested
Maoists belonging to the same family.
M. Chandram, a Naxalite active
during the 90s and who worked in Girayipalli dalam in Medak
District of Andhra Pradesh, surrendered before N. Koti Reddy,
ASP at Siddipet. According to Reddy, Chandram was underground
and took shelter in Mumbai for the past 15 years.
The special party Police unearthed
a major CPI-Maoist arms dump, including rocket launchers and its
spare parts, at Palagedda in Y Ramavaram mandal in East
Godavari District. The Police unearthed six to eight main parts
of a rocket launcher, iron rods used as barrels of double and
single barrel guns, bolts and nuts. They also recovered iron rods
intended to be made into barrels for guns, besides other explosive
material. According to sources, the rocket launchers were believed
to have been procured from Chennai where the outfit's technical
committee member Madhu established a manufacturing unit.
Two top CPI-Maoist cadres, Vijay
Kumar Arya and V Subramaniam, who were lodged in a high security
cell in Bhagalpur central jail, were taken to Hyderabad by Andhra
Pradesh Police after obtaining their transit remand from a court
in Katihar District of Bihar.
Protesting against bauxite mining
and the Operation Green Hunt, Maoists set ablaze an excavator
being used for laying a 10 kilometres road between Chatrapalle
and Galikonda in GK Veedhi mandal, which is near to the
area where bauxite deposits are present in Visakhapatnam District.
The Maoists are opposing the Government's plans to exploit the
huge bauxite reserve in the Visakha Agency. About 15 armed Maoists
of the Galikonda area committee, including women, were involved
in the incident.
A landmine weighing 15 kg concealed
under a culvert on Laxminagaram-Maraigudem road in Dummugudem
mandal in Khammam District, in an alleged bid to kill Policemen
was recovered by the Police during a combing operation.
The Dummugudem Police registered
cases against the CPI-Maoist Khammam District secretary Kiran
and other Maoists on the charges of planting a landmine under
a culvert on Laxminagaram-Maraigudem road in Dummugudem mandal
that was recovered by Police on June 28.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
arrested by police at Rallagedda in GK Veedhi mandal of
Visakhapatnam District. Sources said that the Maoists were armed
and gathered at a house for a meeting. They were surrounded and
with the Police party far outnumbering the Maoists the latter
had to give in. The Maoist cadres have among them at least one
woman member and are carrying rifles and double barrel guns. Along
with the Maoists about 30 villagers were also brought to Narsipatnam.
However, a top Police official here did not go beyond confirming
the arrest of the six Maoists. The arrested cadres were yet to
be identified, he added.
The SFs unearthed a major Maoist
dump in the faraway Duggeru forest area in Makkuva mandal
of Vizianagaram District. The dump contained more than 40 kilograms
of explosive material and other weapons.
The Alwal Police arrested four
persons, including three former Naxalites, for their alleged involvement
in extortion cases in Medak District. Police seized a 6 mm pistol,
five live rounds and two bikes from their possession. The arrestees
are identified as P Anjaiah (32), of Lakdaram village, Ramesh
Reddy (34), of Rudraram, Harikrishna Reddy (35), of Dukampur and
Srinivas (31), of Jakkampet of the District.
Special task force and CRPF personnel
unearthed a Maoist dump containing 50 country made empty grenades
and its parts, eight empty pressure mines, seventy-one 12 bore
cartridges, one transistor, tape recorder, man pack and dry batteries
in the forest area of YSR Palli in Komarada mandal of Vizianagaram.
Police suspect AOBSZC and Srikakulam-Koraput Joint Division Committee
of the CPI-Maoist have planted the dump with an intention to target
combing parties. This was the second incident in the last couple
of days. Recently, the combing parties chanced upon two landmines
planted beneath a road at Duggeru in Makkuva mandal.
The Police arrested seven members
of CNM, a CPI-Maoist cultural outfit, and two APCLC leaders from
platform No 53 of Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station in Hyderabad city.
The 18-member CNM team arrived in the city on the invitation of
APCLC to perform cultural programmes for creating awareness among
people about the recent encounter killings of civilians by anti-Maoist
forces at Basaguda in Chhattisgarh.
A former LWE cadre B. Venkanna
(30) belonging to the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana, and his wife
Sunitha, who allegedly made telephone calls to a top official
of the Heavy Water Plant at Manuguru seeking to extort money,
were arrested by the Police in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.
The Police seized ten gelatine sticks and some detonators from
The Bhadrachalam rural Police
have claimed that they have arrested Bandi Kiran, a B.Tech student,
and the son of the CPI-Maoist leader Bandi Prakash, and two "couriers"
of the outfit under the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act in
The first day of the two-day bandh
of the AOB to protest against Operation Green Hunt failed
to evoke any response in Visakhapatnam District. There were no
untoward incidents reported in any of the 11 mandals in
the agency area.
A suspected woman CPI-Maoist squad
commander of Chhattisgarh was reportedly detained by the Police
in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.
As many as 148 members of the
CPI-Maoist militia and frontal organisations of the CPI-Maoist,
surrendered en masse before the Police at Bhadrachalam in Khammam
District. Announcing this at a press conference, Superintendent
of Police P Hari Kumar said the surrendered Maoist militia members;
including three women, belong to Charla, Venkatapuram and Wajedu
mandals of Bhadrachalam division.
The Police arrested nine members
of a ten-member gang of pseudo-Maoists who committed offences
claiming themselves as members of Sambashivudu dalam and
Thummala Bhagavanthu dalam from VLN Poultry farm situated
on the outskirts of Arkepally village of Madgul mandal
in Mahbubnagar District.
Police arrested five dalam
members of the CPI-Maoist during a combing operation in Chelamalla
forest area of the Charla mandal of Bhadrachalam division
in Khammam District. Two guns, ammunition and sharp weapons were
also seized from them. After interrogation, it was revealed that
the five Maoists worked in the Venkatapuram area committee and
were members of the Sukhadev and Sunil dalams.
Kodapa Ganesh, a deserter Police
constable, who later got to the status of one of the most wanted
Naxalites, surrendered himself to Adilabad District Police. According
to the Police files, the Naxalite is known as a member of Mangi
dalam and carried a reward of INR 20,000. He is believed to have
operated in Chhattisgarh's Dandakaranya area and Odisha before
The Andhra Pradesh Government
extended by one year the ban on the CPI-Maoist and six of its
affiliates while declaring the Revolutionary Democratic Front
as an "unlawful association". The ban on CPI-Maoist has been extended
as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act,
1992 and would come into effect from August 17, the order said.
The Union Government sanctioned
funds worth INR 4.1329 billion Andhra Pradesh under the PMGSY
for constructing roads in six Naxal-affected Districts. In a letter
to CM Kiran Kumar Reddy, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh
said the Centre has sanctioned money for 271 road works, measuring
829.41 km, in six Naxal-hit Districts.
The Venkatapuram area committee
of the CPI-Maoist has given a bandh call for Khammam District
in protest against the alleged oppression of tribals by the Government.
The Maoists pasted wall posters near Dosillapalli and the nearby
villages in Charla mandal of the District on August 15
midnight as a prelude to the District bandh, sources said.
The Police arrested three alleged
Naxalites belonging to the CPI-ML Praja Pratighatana on the charge
of extortion in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh. The alleged
Naxals were identified as M Sreenu, Nageshwar Rao and Pittala
Ilaiah (all from Warangal District). Police seized two SBML guns
from them. The three were a part of armed squad under Gampala
Raghupathi alias Mohananna alias Damodar.
T. Anil Kumar, member of the technical
wing of CPI-Maoist, was arrested by the Police at Veluru area
in Chilakaluripet mandal in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh.
Kumar is a member of the Maoists' Dandakaranya committee which
is active in some pockets of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha,
Pothuru Raja Rao alias
Bhupati (32), a top leader of the east division committee of the
CPI-Maoist carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, surrendered
before the Police in Vishakhapatnam District. Bhupati was allegedly
involved in the attack on the Chodavaram Police Station in August
2002, the Balimela incident of June 2008, exchange of fire at
Gunukurai and Rasarai and killing of five tribals. "East division
and the party have been weakened. Arrogance on the part of some
leaders and the decisions taken by them are the reasons. The party
ideology is also getting diluted. I opposed the killing of Majji
Madhava Rao (AP Forest Development Corporation's employee) but
they went ahead," Bhupati said.
Suspected Maoists set ablaze a
BSNL cell tower and damaged a cable box by dousing it with oil
procured from a generator at Yerrasamanthula Valasa village in
Makkuva mandal in Vizianagaram District in protest against
the fake encounter death of Maoist Rajendra at Kommuguda village
in Bandhugaon block in Koraput District (Odisha) on August 18.
About 30 armed Maoists went to
the village and pasted posters on walls and tied banners announcing
Andhra Odisha Border (AOB) bandh on August 31.
Six cadres of the Communist Party
of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) surrendered before the Additional
Superintendent of Police A.R. Damodar at Paderu in the Agency
area of the Visakhapatnam District on September 5, reports The
Hindu. The surrendered Maoists were members of the Galikonda,
Korukonda and Pedabayalu Dalams (squads) who were involved
in major incidents such as the Balimela, Gunukurai and Pedavalasa.
Some of them said they were disillusioned with the Maoist party
while others claimed they were leaving it on health grounds. The
surrendered Maoists were Pangi Shakeela alias Chinni (21),
Madatakonda Sujata (23), Pangi Anjali (21), Gemmili Lokesh (26),
Korra Radhakrishna alias Ramesh (24) and Korra Kameswara
Rao alias Balti (25).
Police arrested seven persons
including five on charge of acting as couriers for the CPI-Maoist
and two armed militia members of the outfit for allegedly firing
on a Police official in Khammam District. Police recovered 50
gelatin sticks, INR 40,000 in cash, some medicines, snake anti-venom,
besides five cell-phones from the possession of the couriers.
Police also arrested two armed
militia members identified as M Chukka and Makkammudda, who were
part of a 150-member militia group from Chhattisgarh which fired
on a Police official belonging to Mothugudem in May.
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar
Shinde said fear of Maoist dominance in the proposed Telangana
State is 'an issue' in deciding the separate statehood. Presenting
his first report card as Home Minister, Shinde said it was not
a simple issue and an early decision is not possible at this stage.
A CPI-Maoist leader of Maharashtra
State Committee identified as K. Ashok Reddy alias Murali
and three alleged Maoist couriers identified as Chintapalli Venkateshwarlu
alias Srinu, a native of Chinturu, S.K. Bhikku Bhai alias
Basha of Kurnool District and A. Venkataramana of Kadapa District
were arrested by the Police during a vehicle-checking operation
in Charla mandal in Khammam District. Ashok Reddy was proceeding
along with three Maoist couriers to meet some of the top leaders
of the CPI-Maoist with an objective to strengthen the outfit in
the north Telangana area.
The STF personnel unearthed a
landmine weighing three kilograms placed under the road between
Kolleguda and Balesu villages in G.L. Puram mandal in Vizianagaram
District of Andhra Pradesh. The landmine, concealed in a steel
carrier, has one kilogram of explosive material, two detonators,
and 80 crude iron particles.
Addressing tribal farmers of Paderu
Agency area at Konthili village in Hukumpeta mandal in
Visakhapatnam District, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam
Ramesh said the Government should be spending more time in development
works than deploying paramilitary forces in the Agency areas of
the District, and called upon the tribal people to participate
in developmental activities and not support the CPI-Maoist.
Jangu alias Pawan, commander
in-charge of platoon number 23 and his wife Laxmi Aundhi, who
belonged to local operation squads, surrendered before the Adilabad
District Police in Andhra Pradesh. The couple was active in Maoist-hit
Mohla-Manpur and Aundhi area in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh,
Vij said. Jangu was active in Chhattisgarh since 2006.
An armed dalam of the CPI-Maoist
had crossed over to Adilabad District from Gadchiroli in Maharashtra
during the three-day protest in Hyderabad on Telengana issue at
the end of September. The Maoists crossed the Pranhita river at
some point in Dahegaon mandal on the District's border
with Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
CPI-Maoist east division's official
spokesperson Vijayalakshmi in a press release sent to reporters
in Visakha Agency area has alleged that some statements are being
issued in the name of its leader Azad and a group of persons are
extorting money from people in the Agency and the plain areas,
including Visakhapatnam city, in the name of Maoist party.
Four suspected CPI-Maoist cadres
killed K. Venkat Reddy (45), a Congress leader at Reddygudem in
Palvancha mandal in Khammam District. The Maoists left
behind a letter at the incidents site in the name of the Badru
dalam of the Kothaguda-Narsampet area.
Two vehicles comprising a Bolero
jeep and a truck of Essar Company engaged in repair work of the
Essar Kirandul--Vizag pipeline at Digajenaba hamlet were set ablaze
allegedly by the CPI-Maoist cadres under GK Veedhi Mandal limits
in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.
Punem Saraiah, CPI-Maoist 'militia
commander-in-chief' of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, was arrested
by the Bhadrachalam Sub-Divisional Police during a joint combing
operation with CRPF personnel in the Kurnapalli forest area in
Charla mandal in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh. The Police
recovered a stengun, ten bullets, a claymore mine and other explosive
material from his possession.
DGP Dinesh Reddy while speaking
to media after inaugurating the CRPF barracks at Kailasagiri in
Visakhapatnam District said, 15 helicopters would be deployed
soon to track and flush out Maoists from the dense forests of
AOB which is one of their strongholds in the country after the
Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh. The DGP said the UAV would
be available for full-fledged operations within three-four months.
Kovasi Eduma (22), and Madakam
Jyothi (20), both Maoist dalam members of Konta area in
Chhattisgarh, were arrested by the Police near Aswapurampadu under
Karakagudem Police Station in Pinapaka mandal in Khammam
District. Maoist banners and pamphlets were recovered from their
The Fourth Additional District
and Sessions Court in Tirupati in Chittoor District acquitted
Maoist leader Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar and another accused
Gangi Reddy in Alipiri bomb blast case allegedly targeting former
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in 2003, on the ground that
the prosecution reportedly failed to prove the charges against
them beyond doubt. The court, however, upheld the seven-year sentence
awarded to two other accused Ramaswamy Reddy and Nagarjuna, both
gelatin stick traders.
Kammella Raghavaiah (38), a Congress
leader in Mahadevpur mandal was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres
at Pankena village in Karimnagar District. The Maoists were suspecting
that Raghavaiah was a Police informer.
G Venkanna, a former cadre of
the CPI-ML-Janashakti was arrested on extortion charge by a Police
team near Karepalli crossroads at Yellendu in Khammam District.
A country-made revolver was recovered from his possession.
Bandarapu Mallaiah alias
Chandranna, heading South division of the CPI Maoist in Gadchiroli
of Maharashtra and his wife Gadhagoni Balavva alias Vijaya, reportedly
surrendered to the Andhra Pradesh Police in Khammam District.
A group of six former Naxalites
demanded that justice be given to them in the shape of rehabilitation
as promised when they had surrendered themselves to the law.
The NTSZC of CPI-Maoist pasted
wall posters in Borlagudem, Sthambampalli and Kotharegulagudem
villages of Mahamutharam mandal in Karimnagar District
appealing the people to observe north Telangana bandh on
November 15 and 16 in protest against the anti-people policies
of the State and the Central Governments.
Despite stepped up surveillance
by the Police, CPI-Maoist cadres felled trees at K Kondapuram
in Venkatapuram mandal of Khammam District in broad daylight
and disrupted vehicular movement on Venkatapuram-Bhadrachalam
road on the first day of the two-day north Telangana bandh
called by NTSZC of the CPI-Maoist.
A top CPI-Maoist leader, Bandarapu
Mallaiah alias Chandranna, who operated in Gadchiroli District
of Maharashtra and was allegedly involved in several attacks including
the ambush at Lahiri in 2009 in which 15 Police personnel were
killed, surrendered before the Khammam District Police.
CPI-Maoist cadres stopped APSRTC
bus plying between Deverapalli and Narsipatnam at Lingavaram in
G.K. Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District and hung banners
and pasted posters on it asking people to observe and make success
the weeklong 12th anniversary of the PLGA week being observed
from December 2 to 8.
CPI-Maoist cadres set on fire
a road-roller at Deverapalli in GK Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam
A former Sarpanch of Vanchela
Panchayat in G.K. Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam
District managed to escape from the clutches of CPI-Maoist cadres.
Six CPI-Maoist sympathisers were
arrested by a Special Combing Party near Deekshakunta forest area
in Warangal District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
tribal man, identified as Madakam Adamal (45), accusing him of
being a Police informer at a habitation of Gutti Koyas near Thatilanka
village in Chintur mandal in Khammam District.
The CPI-Maoist urged the people
to join PLGA, the military wing of the Maoists, to protect the
natural resources of the forests, through posters and leaflets
pasted at Sapparla in GK Veedhi mandal in the name of Galikonda
Area Committee in Vishakhapatnam District.
The PLGA Week celebrations began
on December 2 and went on smoothly with no major incident being
reported from the region.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres of the Sabari Dalam
allegedly poured kerosene on a parked road roller and set it ablaze
at Burkankota village in Chintur mandal in Khammam District.
The Maoists left behind a letter, at the incident site, demanding
stoppage of the road works.
The Andhra Pradesh State Government has permitted
the intelligence department to hire a Mi-172 helicopter for anti-Maoist
operation, at a cost of INR 150 million per year.
The CPI-Maoist Central leadership handed over
the responsibilities of AOBSZC to the senior-most commander among
the present lot, Gajarla Ravi alias Uday alias Ganesh
alias Charcharla Ganesh, giving rest to Central Committee
member Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna alias
The MHA has advised LWE affected States to set
up joint task forces while choppers are being provided for anti-Maoist
operations, said V. Dinesh Reddy, DGP, Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Government has announced cash rewards
ranging from INR 1 to INR 2.5 million to encourage the CPI-Maoist
cadres to surrender in the State.
To eliminate the CPI-Maoist influence in Visakha
Agency and to facilitate the safe transit of VVIPs, the Andhra
Pradesh State Government sanctioned INR 2.4 million to construct
six helipads in the District.