Three top CPI-Maoist cadres were
killed and another got injured in an encounter with STF personnel
assisted by CoBRA near Matiyaon village under Chutia Police Station
in Rohtas District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, suspected
to have been involved in a massacre in 2010, was arrested from
Kathaura village in Munger District. SP P Kannan said Sanjay Yadav
was arrested during an anti-Maoist operation in the village under
Dharhara Police Station. Yadav was believed to be having been
involved in a massacre of five tribals at Karaili in the District
in 2010, he added.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
during search operations in Gaya District. Acting on a tip-off,
a Police team assisted by the STF of Bihar Police raided three
places in the District and arrested the Maoists and recovered
five drums (500 quintals) explosives, besides three country-made
pistols and cash worth INR 475, 000 from their possession, City
SP Satyavir Singh said. The Police started combing operation in
the area and raids were being conducted in some areas of the adjoining
areas in Jehanabad District, Singh added.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including
two women, were arrested from Sheohar District. Acting on a tip-off,
the Police raided Sultanpur village and arrested the four Maoists,
SP Natasha Guria said. The Police recovered two country-made pistols
and eleven live cartridges from them, the SP said. Those arrested
were involved in several Maoist operations in the District during
the past four years, the SP said.
Shyam Nandan Sharma alias
Lota Singh, a 'zonal secretary' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested
in Begusarai District. SP Chhatranil Singh said acting on a tip-off,
the Police raided a place and arrested Sharma, near Bagha rail
outpost. The Police recovered some explosives and a landmine along
with a mobile phone from him.
A top Maoist, identified as Kashi
Chaudhary, was arrested from Suarwa Manava village in Rohtas District,
Superintendent of Police, Manu Maharaj said. Acting on a tip-off,
the Police raided the area and arrested Kashi, SP Maharaj said.
Chaudhary was wanted in connection with several Maoist operations,
he said. The Police recovered a stolen Police rifle and 40 cartridges
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided the camp office of a road construction firm and set ablaze
four vehicles on national highway no.77 in Sitamarhi District.
DSP Alok Kumar said, the Maoists after the operation pasted a
pamphlet asking the private firm to stop construction of the road.
A combing operation was launched in the area to arrest the Maoists.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
three labourers of a private construction company after setting
ablaze five earthmoving machines at two places in Sitamarhi District.
Another group of Maoists attacked
the camp office of the same company at Kataujha under Runnisaidpur
Police Station. The Maoists assaulted the company's driver, Sitaram,
and set ablaze a JCB machine. They threatened the proprietor of
the firm with dire consequences if he did not fulfil their extortion
The Police officers gathered at
the hilly range under the Maoist-hit Tilauthu Police Station area
in Rohtas District to hold a first-of-its-kind review meeting
to check the Maoist menace. SHOs, Inspectors and Deputy DSPs had
assembled to chalk out strategies to curb Maoist activities in
An alert has been sounded in Sonepur
Railway Division of ECR in the wake of intelligence reports, that
the CPI-Maoist might target railway stations on Republic Day.
Around 100 armed cadres of the
CPI-Maoist blew up one mobile tower in Sanda village under the
Kutumba Police Station in Aurangabad District. The Maoists also
assaulted Radhe Singh, the guard, before leaving the spot.
The Police official said a Maoist
identified as Dinesh Pandit was arrested from Chiraiya village
in Sheohar District. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided and
arrested Pandit and recovered a semi-automatic pistol from him.
SP, Natasha Guriya said the Maoist was suspected to be involved
in several criminal activities in Sheohar and Sitamarhi Districts.
The Maoists have put a village
headman under house arrest and locked up another's residence in
the Gaya District amid a bandh call in protest against
the killing of Maoist leader Sushil alias Naresh Bhuian
by Police in Rohtas District on December 27.
Six Maoists were arrested from
two villages under Minapur Police Station in Muzaffarpur District
after a group of 15 Maoists tried to kill a Police informant in
The Bihar Police neutralised six
CPI-Maoist bunkers and recovered about one quintal of explosives
and detonators at Harpetta village under the Nauhatta Police Station
during a combing operation code named 'Operation Vishwas' in Kaimur
Hills in Rohtas District.
The Police arrested five criminals
including a Maoist 'area commander' identified as Chandan Kumar
at Ramlakh village under the Natawar Police Station, in the District.
Arms licence was issued to 61
tribal people for self defence against Maoists in Rohtas District.
Spiritual leader Sri Ravishankar
appealed to the Maoists to renounce violence and join the mainstream
for their own well being and that of the society.
A Police official was injured
in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Maigara village
in Gaya District. Dinesh Mahto, the SHO of Roshanganj Police Station,
while heading an operation against the CPI-Maoist received a bullet
injury in his thigh. Earlier, the CoBRA battalion, the STF and
the local Police received a tip off about the movement of about
200 Maoists in the area and launched the operation.
The SFs neutralised a bunker and
recovered a cache explosives and other materials from a CPI-Maoist
hide-out after an encounter in Sugarmanwa forest in Rohtas District.
Acting on information, SFs launched a combing operation against
a group of armed Maoists hiding in Sugarmanwa forest where a brief
encounter took place, the SP Manu Maharaj said. After forcing
the Maoists to retreat, the SFs neutralised a bunker and recovered
a cache of cane bombs, detonators, Maoists literature and Police
dresses from the forest.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres wanted
in connection with several incidents of Maoist violence and criminal
cases were arrested from Rohtas, Sheohar and Munger Districts.
Maoists 'area commander', identified as Arvind Ram alias
Kaushalji was arrested by the Police from Chutia village in Rohtas
District, SP Manu Maharaj said. Ram, a native of Navadih village,
was said to be the 'area commander' of Tilouthu-Nauhatta region
of the Maoist-infested District, Maharaj said.
Maoist 'area commander' Sunil
Raut was arrested from Bashi Jagdishpur village in Sheohar District,
SP Natash Gudia said, adding a country-made pistol and two live
ammunitions were recovered from his possession. Raut was wanted
in connection with several cases of Maoist violence in Sheohar,
East Champaran and Sitamarhi District, SP Natash Gudia added.
Maoist cadre Anil Manjhi was arrested
from Bhangalwa village in Munger District, DSP, Jamalpur, Ranjan
Kumar said. Manjhi was wanted in connection with several cases
of Maoist violence including, the DSP said.
The Rohtas Police arrested a Maoist
cadre, identified as Babulal Yadav, belonging to Babhantalao village
under Nauhatta Police Station area, and recovered three can bombs
meant for ambushing Police vehicles from him in Taradih village
of the Kaimur Hills in Rohtas District.
The Police detected and seized
standing opium crops on a 10-acre plot in Hasadi village under
the Nauhatta Police Station area in the Kaimur Hills in the District
during a combing operation.
The beheaded body of a villager,
identified as Mohammad Jabbar (45), who was abducted by the CPI-Maoist
cadres a week ago, was recovered from Garhi More in Jamui District.
On January 30, the villager had been abducted and two others killed
by armed Maoists at Milantaand village in the District.
The STF arrested Dhudhnath Yadav
alias Birin, a 'sub-zonal commander' of the Barabar Committee
of the CPI-Maoist, near Shahpur under Shahpur Police Station in
A joint team of Bihar Police and
CRPF raided a CPI-Maoist training camp in Bheem Bandh forest in
Jamui District and neutralised two bunkers. Several Maoist literature
and some daily use items were seized during the operation, the
Police said adding the Maoists, however, managed to escape.
The Police arrested four CPI-Maoist
cadres, involved in the abduction of a businessman Vijay Nayak,
when he was returning from Konch area on February 01, in Gaya
District. The arrested Maoists are identified as Raja Yadav, Taniklal
Yadav, Budhan Yadav and Katlu Sav who are involved in Maoist related
activities like weapon loot and abductions.
In a massive joint combing operation
in Jamui Hills area, the CRPF, STF and DAP personnel neutralised
three CPI-Maoist bunkers, recovered nearly two tonnes of explosives
and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from Narkol village
and adjoining areas under Barhat Police Station in Jamui District.
DIG, CRPF, Umesh Kumar said though Maoist had left the area after
coming to know of Police advancing towards their hideout, 13 rifles,
500 detonators, hundreds of Improvised Explosive Devices, 13 magazines
of INSAS rifles, ladies garments, 700 woollen blankets, over 100
plastic sheets used for making makeshift homes, a large number
of condoms, Sintex water tank, sewing machine, beer bottles, utensils
and ration were recovered by the Force.
Acting on a tip-off, the Police
raided Khejuri village and arrested Satyendra Das alias
Vidhyak, a self-styled 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist in Gaya
District. Vidhyak was wanted in the 2005 Jehanabad jail break,
and in connection with several Maoist operations carried out in
Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya Districts.
The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead
a cadre of the TPC, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, at Baratetrai
village under Nabinagar block of Aurangabad District. The slain
TPC cadre was identified as Anil Ram. Police said Ram belonged
to Rambigha village under the Japla Police Station in Jharkhand.
The UMHA has approved construction
of 85 anti-Naxalite Police Stations in Bihar. Bihar had sought
100 Police Stations under the scheme in which UMHA had approved
construction of 400 fortified Police Stations in nine Maoist-affected
A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested
from Bangalwa village in Munger District. Acting on a tip-off
Police raided the village and arrested Saheb Manjhi. He was allegedly
involved in the killing of six tribals at Kareli village in Munger
District in 2010.
About 40 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided the office of a private road construction company and set
ablaze a JCB and a hot mixing plant for not complying with their
extortion demand at Bakhra in Muzaffarpur District. The Maoists
also assaulted company employees when they tried to put up a resistance,
Police said adding that they also snatched two mobile phones from
In a suspected CPI-Maoist attack,
two Government officials were killed while another was seriously
injured, in Sitamarhi District, Police sources said. The victims
were identified as officials from the Bihar State Bridge Construction
Corporation. Project manager G.B. Singh and engineer Vikas Mishra
died on the spot while site in-charge Ramadeen Pandey, was injured.
23 CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered
before the Police with arms and ammunitions in Bihar's Muzaffarpur
District in the presence of a large number of local people. The
Maoists handed over 14 rifles, six country-made pistols and 100
rounds of ammunition to the Police.
A joint combing operation, codenamed
'Sarvanash', begun on March 7 by CRPF, Jamui and Banka Police
against CPI-Maoists in the border area of the two Districts ended
with the arrest of Babulal Yadav, a Maoist and the prime accused
in the killing of Prayag Yadav, a former head of Chilkari Panchayat
in Banka in March 2010.
Ravi Kumar (22), an engineering
student from Ranchi was injured by a stray bullet when alleged
CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire at Habbipur village under Rajpur
Police Station in Rohtas District. Rajesh Sharma, an active member
of the now disbanded MCC, had land dispute with a fellow villager,
Lalan Singh which was intervened by Rajpur block pramukh
Rajendra Singh. About six members of an armed squad of the Maoists
attacked the relatives of Rajendra Singh while they were on their
way to the local market where Ravi, who had gone to the market
to buy vegetables, was hit by a stray bullet which was fired by
the Maoists. Police seized 15 cartridges of .315 bore and an empty
cartridge during a search at Rajesh's house.
The Police arrested Amarnath Sahni,
a CPI-Maoist cadre from a private nursing home in Tajpur area
in Samastipur District. Sahni, a native of Vaishali District,
was wanted in several incidents of Maoist insurgency in the District,
SP Varun Kumar Sinha said.
The CRPF and the Bihar Police
personnel seized a haul of arms and ammunition from a CPI-Maoist
hideout in Kumbhi forest of Gaya District. The recovery included
three country-made bombs, four drum-bombs, 17 cartridges and a
haul of explosives, SSP, Vinay Kumar, said.
Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist
set ablaze three JCB machines of a private construction firm at
Bahadurpur village under Rafiganj Police Station in Aurangabad
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered
a blast at a railway track and set afire two mobile phone towers
and a tractor in Jamui District, Police said. A group of heavily
armed Maoists triggered a blast at the railway track near Narganju
rail station, disrupting train services. In Sanowar area, the
Maoists set ablaze two mobile phone towers and a tractor.
Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist
cadres triggered a dynamite blast to blow up the Khaira Block
office, and later set on fire the official files in Jamui District.
The Maoists set ablaze 12 sand-laden
trucks at Gidheshwar Ghat under the Khaira Police Station area
in the District, during their two-day East Bihar and Jharkhand
bandh agitation to protest the arrest of their five leaders
from various places in Bihar and Jharkhand, Police sources said.
No casualties were reported in these incidents, the sources added.
A group of heavily armed cadres
of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze two JCB machines of a road construction
company at Kutidih in Aurangabad District. The refusal of the
company to pay money to the Maoists was stated to be the motive
for the attack, the Police said.
The Bihar Police busted a hideout
of CPI-Maoist leader Dev Kumar Singh alias Arvind in Aurangabad
District and arrested five Maoists and recovered arms and ammunition.
The arrested Maoists were in charge of procuring arms and ammunition
for the Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Police claimed.
Two Maoists, identified as identified
as Rakesh alias Manoj alias Akhilesh Singh and Udit
Kumar Singh alias Tulsi alias Toofan, were arrested
from a building near Town School in Gandhi Nagar area under Town
Police Station in the District, with a huge cache of arms and
The SFs arrested two LWEs from
Lutuwa village in Gaya District. The SFs also recovered 17 wireless
handsets, two walkie talkies, 12 chargers, three mobile SIM cards,
100 Police caps, 12 whistles, 12 belts and 22 mobile set adapters
Around 20 cadres of the CPI-Maoist
raided the Lutwa village under Imamganj Police Station in Gaya
District and killed Ajay Yadav, a Public Distribution System dealer.
A top cadre of the CPI-Maoist
identified as Dinesh Yadav was arrested from Belduria village
of Rohtas District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre identified
as Arjun Chandravanshi was arrested from a hideout in Bishunpur
village in Nauhatta in Rohtas District. Chandravanshi was wanted
in about 18 cases, including a landmine blast near Dabua crossing
in 2002 in which several Policemen were killed.
A top CPI-Maoist cadre identified
as Mohan Rai was arrested from Khatwari village under Khaira Police
Station area in Jamui District. Wires used for landmine explosion,
INR 25,000 in cash and several other incriminating articles were
recovered from his possession.
The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted
a forest guard and three others from Amjhari village under Sono
Police Station in Jamui District. The incident came to light on
April 6 when the Maoists called up the forest guard Naresh Singh's
son for ransom of INR one million.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including
Bihari Sao, a 'self-styled commander' were arrested during a search
operation following a tip-off from a forested area in Gaya District.
Three country-made pistol and five live cartridges were recovered
from their possession.
Four persons including Naresh
Singh, a forest guard who were abducted by suspected CPI-Maoist
cadres from near Batia forest under Sono Police Station on April
4, have been released. Singh and the labourers - Abul Ansari,
Chotu Ansari and Mumtaz Ansari - were released in Chhabadi forest
in Jamui District in the wee hours of the day.
In a joint operation, the CRPF
and local Police, arrested a top cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified
as Naresh Paswan, with arms and ammunition from near Jhanda chowk
in East Champaran District.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
five vehicles of a private road construction company at Dumri
Buzurg village under Nayagaon Police Station in Saran District.
The Saran District Police arrested
two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Vijay Ram and Dhaneshwar
Manjhi, from Dariyapur village in connection with setting ablaze
of five vehicles including four dumpers of a private construction
firm, Madukan Construction Private Limited, at Dumri Buzurg village
under Nayagaon Police Station in the District in the night of
April 13. According to Police sources in Chapra, a pistol and
18 live cartridges were recovered from them.
Around 25 armed CPI-Maoist cadres
raided a brick kiln and assaulted the labourers and set ablaze
three tractors at a brick kiln at Sahajadpur village in Vaishali
The Bihar Government will install
satellite phones at 85 places in Maoist and flood-affected Districts
for better communication in times of emergency. An official of
BSNL said satellite phones will be installed soon after equipment
arrives in Patna.
Ten French tourists, detained
in Nawada District for violating visa rules, were deported from
Bihar. The Police suspected the tourists had been working for
a Maoist-sympathiser voluntary group, claiming to be working for
rights of the landless people.
SFs recovered six can bombs from
Kanani forest in Kharagpur Police Station area of Munger District.
The SFs also detained three persons on suspicion of being CPI-Maoist
Acting on a tip off, a Police
team from adjoining Purnia District raided a hideout and arrested
Mahesh Yadav, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander' in Katihar District.
Six SPs in the State are facing
Maoist threat. While two SPs have been threatened for not attending
the Maoists' (Kangaroo) courts, the other four are on the hit
list for launching operation against the CPI-Maoist.
Twenty-seven suspected CPI-Maoist
cadres were arrested during a joint combing operation by the STF
of Bihar Police and CRPF personnel besides DAP personnel at Bhim
Bandh forest in Munger District.
The Police arrested a CPI-Maoist
cadre, identified as Sudarshan Bhuian alias Gupta, during a combing
operation in Karbandaria forests in Rohtas District. Gupta was
wanted in several cases including the firing on Policemen in Taradih
village during 2010 assembly polls and attack on the BSF camp
in Dansha village in 2009.
The SFs arrested Chhabila Sahni
alias Mushar Sahni, an 'area commander' of the CPI -Maoist,
from a hideout under Mufassil Police Station area in East Champaran
A Maoist, identified as Nathuni
Sah, was arrested by the SFs from Sishani village in East Champaran
District. Acting on a tip off, the Police and the CRPF in a joint
operation arrested Sah along with a sophisticated pistol and nine
rounds of ammunition. Sah was wanted in connection with 11 cases
of bank loot, murder, dacoity and Maoist-related violence in East
Champaran and neighbouring Sitamarhi Districts.
A 'sub-zonal commander' of the
CPI-Maoist was arrested from Golpatthar in Gaya District. Acting
on a tip off, the Police raided a hide out and arrested Amrit
alias Ajay and seized a country-made pistol from his possession.
Ajay was wanted in over 36 cases of Maoist violence in Bihar and
A Maoist, identified as Inderadeo
Prasad, was arrested by the Police from Ujhilpur village in Rajepur
Police Station in East Champaran District. Inderadeo was wanted
in connection with several murder cases in the District.
The Police recovered one kg RDX,
45 grenades, two rifles and two can bombs from a CPI-Maoist hideout
in a forest area near Bagadhsawa village under the Belhar Police
Station in Banka District.
Twenty-five CPI-Maoist cadres,
including an 'area commander', surrendered before the Police in
Munger District. The cadres gave up themselves before the Commissioner
of Munger SM Raju among other officials.
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre
and seized a pistol from him from Srirampur village in Saran District.
Acting on a tip off, the Police arrested the Maoist when he was
going to deliver a letter demanding levy of INR 800,000, Deputy
Superintendent of Police Dilnawaz Ahmed said. Besides a pistol,
Maoist literature were seized from the Maoist who is wanted in
four cases in Muzaffarpur, Saran and East Champaran Districts.
Five suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist
were arrested from Turkwalia village in Rohtas District, Police
said. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided the village and captured
the associates of Rajesh Sharma alias Toofanji, superintendent
of police Manu Maharaj said. Two country-made pistols, five cartridges
and three mobile phones were seized from them, he said.
Seven can bombs and a cylinder
bomb were seized by the Police from Bakhshudi hill during an anti-Maoist
operation in Gaya District. A day earlier, Police had recovered
56 detonators and two regular pistols from the place, they said.
An 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist,
identified as Sunil Sonar, was arrested from Bhadoa village under
Rajiganj Police Station in Aurangabad District. His aide Madan
Barahi was also taken into the custody. One country made carbine
and 29 live cartridges were seized from them.
The CPI-Maoist cadres demanded
INR five million from the manager of the rail factory project
Sanjay Kumar Singh under Dariyapur Police Station in Saran District.
According to DIG of Police (Saran range) Alok Kumar said the project
manager had lodged a complaint with Dariyapur Police Station in
this regard. Singh claimed to have received two letters from the
outfit on May 7 and a telephone call on May 23 threatening to
kill him if he did not pay the money.
A CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal commander',
identified as Tej Bahadur alias Tejwa, surrendered with
arms to Police at Sasaram in Rohtas District. Tejwa operated in
Sone-Ganga and Vindhyachal area. He also surrendered one INSAS
rifle, 124 cartridges and nine magazines.
A TPC cadre, identified as Ram
Pravesh Yadav alias Vikas Yadav, was arrested in Gaya District.
Two persons were killed by armed
CPI-Maoist at Basudeopur village of Haveli Kharagpur sub-division
headquarters of Munger District. The Maoists stormed the village
and slit the throat of Bajrangi Paswan (43) and Madan Das (45).
The Maoists claimed in some pamphlets found near the bodies that
the duos were punished for pocketing levy meant for the organisation.
Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) suspect the team
of Maoist 'area commander' Birbal of killing the duo to settle
some old scores over collection of levy.
Police arrested Ram Pravesh Yadav
alias Radheshayam, a Maoist leader and Prabha Devi, wife
of the CPI-Maoist central committee member Arvind and seized an
amount of INR 127, 000 from them from near the railway station
in Jehanabad District. A pen drive, five mobile phones and designs
of bomb manufacturing were also seized from their possession,
Superintendent of Police Harpreet Kaur said. Yadav was wanted
in the three cases of naxal activities, including the 2005 Jehanabad
jail break case.
The Maoists had abducted two persons,
residents of Bokhra and Madhuban villages, suspecting them to
be Police informants from Munger District.
Three abducted villagers were
killed by Maoists at Rampur village under Haveli-Kharagpur subdivision
of Munger District in the night. Sources said a group of armed
Maoists had abducted five villagers near Basudeopur village on
June 2 and soon after, killed two of them by slitting their throats
on the same day.
SFs destroyed a Maoist bunker
at Bajarmarwa village located on Kaimur hills in Rohtas District
and seized a haul of arms and explosives. The seizure includes
25 detonators, one quintal explosive, a pistol, five uniforms,
besides Maoist literature. Some applications by villagers to the
Maoists to be taken up at their kangaroo courts were also recovered,
the SP added.
The Police arrested Madan Ji alias
Dinesh alias Sonu, a CPI-Maoist 'sub zonal commander' from
the Jogia village in Aurangabad District. Madan, a resident of
the village Kulaya, has 16 Maoist related cases and was involved
in Bihar Police Station attack and murder of a military soldier,
Superintendent of Police Sidharth Mohan said.
The STF troopers arrested Birbal
Murmu, a 'sub-zonal commander' of Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area
Committee (BJSAC), of the CPI-Maoist, in Munger District of Bihar.
Birbal was carrying an award of INR 50,000 on his head as he was
wanted in 20 cases of crime, including the killing of six persons
in Dharhara in Munger District about five-six months back. Birbal
used to operate in Banka, Munger and Jamui Districts, and was
in the decision-making body of the outfit.
A CRPF trooper of the 159th battalion
and two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and nine SF personnel were
injured in an encounter between the SFs and armed Maoists in Balthar
forests in Gaya District.
The Police arrested three Maoists
and a dacoit and seized arms and ammunition from them in Muzaffarpur
and Sheohar Districts.
CRPF trooper Shachindra Sharma
died in the landmine blast while another died due to heart attack
during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in Chakarbandha
forest under the Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District. Six
CRPF troopers also received injuries. All of them were out of
danger. The Policemen recovered the body of the two Maoists and
overpowered an injured Maoist. The two killed Maoists have been
identified as Kailu Manjhi and Phoolchand Manjhi, both residents
of the area.
Maoists blew up one mobile phone
tower and set another ablaze of a private company in Aurangabad
District. The Maoists blew up the mobile tower at Jaihind Tandua
village and set ablaze one more at Jantua village during the Bihar
bandh (total shutdown strike) called to protest the death
of Madan Yadav, a Maoist, in Police custody, Superintendent of
Police SM Jain said.
The Security Forces seized 20
kilograms gelatin sticks from a CPI-Maoist bunker in Bhimbandh
forest in Munger District. CRPF, CoBRA and District Police carried
out a combing operation in the forests and seized the explosives
from Kanani area. The Maoists, however, escaped ahead of the search.
Two Maoists were arrested in Gaya
District. One of the Maoists, Krisha Vallahbh alias Amaresh
Kumar alias Chunnuji, an 'area commander' of Vazirganj
area, was arrested from Maher village in the night. A 'sub-zonal
commander' Surendra Ram alias Maheshji alias Avadhji
was arrested from Pali village. Ram was wanted in connection with
several cases of Maoist violence, including killing of six Policemen
at Paraiya Police Station in 2003.
The CPI-Maoist organized a kangaroo
court in an unspecified location in. The Maoists along with a
group of locals brought two 'arrested' men and presented them
for 'trial' at the kangaroo court. In a rare 'judgment', the Maoists
pardoned the two men for becoming Police informers, however, threatening
them with dire consequences if the mistake was repeated again.
Separately, Maoist cadre Sanjay
Sav surrendered to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 159th
battalion on June 14, SP Baburam said.
The Sitamarhi District administration
prevailed upon Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh
and persuaded him not to go to Maoist-affected Giddha gram panchayat
under Runnisaidpur block, 35km from the District headquarters,
fearing landmine attack. The minister wanted to visit the village
for verification of rural development work there.
Ramesh expressed concern over
the shortage of Police force and the low number of Police Stations
in Bihar. In Sitamarhi, he said, for the 3.5 million people across
17 blocks, there are only 18 Police Stations, which are also ill-equipped.
"This number should be doubled," he said, adding that "whether
it is terrorism or Naxalism, the police have to fight the menace
just as it was achieved by Punjab Police". Jairam also met chief
minister Nitish Kumar in Patna before leaving for New Delhi.
In a report submitted to Bihar
Government, intelligence agencies have said Maoists are likely
to carry out abductions in the manner of Sukma Collector Alex
Paul Menon's abduction in near future in the Banka, Jamui and
Munger regions regions.
The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
machines and equipment of a private road construction company
in Teosa village in Gaya District for non-payment of levy. The
Maoists had demanded levy of seven per cent cost of the road project.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying a
reward of INR 50,000 on his head, was arrested from Katudandh
village in Rohtas District. He was identified as Mangal Chero.
A self-loading rifle (SLR) and a dozen ammunition were seized
from the Maoist.
In a broad daylight operation,
suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted 19 railway employees,
including a station master, in Jamui District. They later released
all of them. The armed Maoists, numbering about 20, took the railway
employees hostage when they were repairing railway tracks, three
kilometres from Ghorparan station located between Jasidih and
Simultala stations on Jhajha-Jasidih section, Simultala station
master R N P Yadav said.
Police arrested a Maoist 'sub-zonal
commander' from Ranjita hills area in Gaya District. Acting on
a tip off, Police arrested Vinod Paswan alias Mukaddarji
alias Baban Paswan from a hideout near Ranjita hills.
A 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist
was arrested from Barkuria village in Rohtas District. Acting
on a tip off, the Police arrested Paswan, the 'zonal commander'
from near a brick kiln. Paswan was said to the 'zonal commander'
of Kaimuranchal-Rohtas CPI-Maoist. Paswan, a native of Yadunathpur
village under Chutia Police Station area was wanted in 36 cases
of violence, including encounter with Police in Rohtas District,
Police arrested two Maoists from
Tandwa and Kasma Police Station areas in Aurangabad District of
Bihar. Acting on a tip off, Police raided Beni village and arrested
'sub-zonal commander' Kamal Kishore alias Satishji. Another
Maoist identified as Tapeshwar Bhuian was arrested from Bigaha
Tola village. The two Maoists were wanted in over a dozen cases
of violence in Aurangabad District.
Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
at Samhauta village in Rohtas District. Acting on a tip off, the
Police raided a hideout and arrested the five Maoists, identified
as Rajesh Sharma alias Tufani, Mahendra Ram, Birendra Ram,
Narendra Sharma and Amar Kumar. A rifle, a pistol, ammunition,
Police uniform and a haul of Maoist literature were recovered
from their possession.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked
three trucks and set them ablaze after pouring petrol on them
on New Delhi - Kolkata NH-28 near Dumaria ghat under Dumaria Police
Station in East Champaran District in the wee hours during the
one-day Tirhut and Saran division bandh call given by the north
Bihar Maoist Zonal committee. The bandh call evoked mixed
response in East Champaran District while there was little impact
of bandh in western parts of the District.
The Maoists set ablaze three more
vehicles at two different places in Vaishali District. A bus and
a truck were set ablaze at village Asatpur Satpura on NH-77 under
Bhagwanganj Police Station. The third vehicle, a dumper, was set
ablaze at Parmanandpur under Lalganj Police Station in the District.
The Maoists left three pamphlets on the spot demanding that Sitamarhi
jail superintendent should be hanged for his alleged atrocity
against a woman Maoist in jail. He said the pamphlets also demanded
political prisoner status to the arrested Maoists in jails.
Four persons, including three
hardcore Maoists, were arrested from various places in Rohtas
District. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided a hideout near
Gouraila hills area and arrested three state committee members
of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Phulendra Sah alias Navinji,
Alok Mehta and Dharmendra Mahto. The fourth arrested person was
an ex-Maoist cadre-turned-criminal Vindhyachal Kumar.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified
as Santosh Bhagat and Bhola Rai, were arrested from Rampur Barahi
village under Riga Police Station in Sitamarhi District. A country-made
pistol, materials used for processing bombs and Maoist literature
were recovered from them. Interrogation of the two arrestees led
to the arrest of a third Maoist cadre, identified as Laxmi Das
from Sunaul Subba village under Majorganj Police Station area
in the District, the Police said. The Maoists also confessed their
complicity in damaging circle officer Anil Panjiar's vehicle on
Sheohar-Sitamarhi road during the Maoist bandh (shutdown
strike) on June 25, the Police said.
The SFs destroyed a CPI-Maoist
camp in Paisra hills of Bhimbandh sanctuary in Munger District.
Two hardcore Maoists, identified as B Koda and Chamru Koda, were
arrested and a musket, four ammunition, blankets, utensils, tarred
canvas and Maoist literature were seized from the camp.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed
at Milki village in Begusarai District. A Maoist, identified as
Sikandar Tanti shot dead a fellow Maoist Paltan Tanti in the village,
the Superintendent of Police (SP) Kshatraneel Singh said. Upon
hearing a gunshot, the villagers gathered on the spot and chased
down a fleeing Sikandar Tanti and beat him to death, Singh said.
The SP said that the two Maoists had been feuding for a long time
over tilling of a 12-bigha plot of a farmer.
71 'waste' cartridges and some
items looking like bombs and half portions of five rocket launchers
were found stacked on the pillar no 2 on rail bridge across river
Kosi at Kursela under East Central Railway (ECR) in Katihar District.
A hardcore Maoist was arrested
from Kaimur hills under Chutia Police Station area in Rohtas District.
The Security Forces arrested Maoist cadre Suresh Paswan during
a combing operation. A printer and scanner were seized from the
possession of the Maoist, who was said to be the 'sub-zonal commander'
of Rohtas and Sonebhadra region. A native of Nawadih village,
Paswan was wanted in at least 18 cases of violence and related
activities in the District and adjoining area across Bihar and
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
from Adhaura and Chainpur Police Station areas in Kaimur District.
The CRPF's CoBRA battalion and the District Police raided Bahadag
and Sirbit villages under Adhaura and Chainpur Police Station
areas respectively and arrested the three. Nine firearms and eight
rounds of ammunition were seized from them.
The CPI-Maoist put up posters
in several villages in Munger District announcing 'death sentence'
for four persons, including a mukhiya (headman) and their
eviction from the villages apparently for their failure to abide
by the Maoist' diktats. The Maoists pasted posters at Bangalwa,
Jat Kutia and Sakhaul villages under Dharhara Police Station announcing
'death sentence' to the mukhiya of Ladaiyatand panchayat Anil
Yadav and three others. Similar posters were also found pasted
on the walls of an empty Government house at Masudan Railway Station,
a nearby bridge and the walls of a rural bank building in neighbouring
Lakhisarai District. The four had played an active role in convincing
about 25 Maoists to surrender before the authorities last month.
Police arrested Shravan Manjhi,
a CPI-Maoist 'area commander' from Maqsoodpur village under Khikarsarai
Police Station area in Gaya District. An amount of INR 500,000,
a country-made pistol, ammunition and a mobile phone were seized
from his possession.
Police arrested two CPI-Maoist
cadres and another Maoist's wife from Aurangabad District. Acting
on a tip off, the Police arrested a Maoist from a hideout at Hulasganj
Police Station area and seized a Bolero jeep displaying the board
of District agriculture officer. INR 70,000 in cash and a diary
with details of collection through extortion were seized. The
jeep driver was also arrested. Police arrested another, the wife
of another Maoist and seized a country-made carbine and three
live ammunitions. It was not clear immediately whether she was
also a Maoist cadre. The Police arrested another Maoist from Bira
village and seized Maoist literature from his possession.
Police arrested a Maoist, identified
as Dhapat Yadav, with a weapon from Mahrana village in Munger
Two Maoists, identified as Jyoti
Paswan alias Lodhi and Kamlesh Yadav alias Umesh
Yadav, were arrested from a hideout in a forest area in Gaya District.
A notebook, two letters, 14 kilograms sulphur power, 800 grams
aluminium power, 2.4 kilograms potassium dichromate, solar plate
for charging mobile phones and six mobile sets were recovered
from the possession of the two Maoists. The Maoist duo was wanted
in connection with a dozen cases of Maoist violence, including
the killing of the then Konch Police Station's Station House Officer
(SHO) Mithilesh Prasad in February 2010.
As part of the exercise to go
in for area domination in CPI-Maoist-hit Districts, the CRPF is
going to set up a Group Centre in Patna, which will comprise of
five battalions spread over different Districts. The five battalions
would be strategically located at Gaya, Jamui, Rohtas, East Champaran
and Patna, all Maoist-affected Districts.
Eight CPI-Maoist cadres, including
one 'area commander' of the outfit, were arrested from Gaya and
Rohtas Districts of Bihar. SSP, Gaya, Binay Kumar said that acting
on a tip-off, raided a house at English village under Mou Police
outpost in Gaya District and arrested three Maoists including
its 'commanders' Mangal Singh alias Jitender Singh, Shravan Yadav
and Shiv Prakash Singh.
The Police also raided a place
at Makhdumpur tola in Gaya District and arrested four Maoists
identified as Sanjay Paswan, Butai Paswan alias Rampravesh
Paswan, Kavindra Mahto and Munariktai. The Police seized a looted
Police rifle, a country-made rifle, a gun and a hand grenade,
and live ammunition from them.
A hardcore Maoist, identified
as Ram Dayal Yadav, was arrested from Taradih village under Rohtas
Police Station in Rohtas District.
Armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze
eight vehicles, including one of a Circle Officer, in Sitamarhi,
East Champaran and Vaishali Districts of Bihar, during their protest
on the alleged rape of a woman cadre in a prison in Sitamarhi
District allegedly by its Superintendent last week.
In Sitamarhi District, about six
Maoists intercepted the Circle Officer Anil Panjiar's vehicle
on Singarahia Bridge near Basantpur-Riga State Highway on Sheohar-
Sitamarhi border and set it on fire.
Around 20 armed Maoists, set ablaze
two tankers and a coal-laden truck on NH-28 near Dumaria ghat
bridge on river Gandak in East Champaran District.
About a dozen armed Maoists set
ablaze a bus and a truck on NH-77 in Ashadpur-Satpura village
in Vaishali District.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
from Pipra village under Darpa Police Station in East Champaran
District. Acting on tip-off, Police raided the village and arrested
the Maoists identified as Shivpujan Rai, Ramkishore Ram and Munchun
Sah. Three country made pistols and 17 cartridges were seized
The Police arrested a CPI-Maoist
cadre, identified as Subodh Singh near Kumhrar railway crossing
in Patna District. Subodh was in jail for three years and was
Five CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a 'zonal commander', were arrested in Jehanabad District. Acting
on a tip-off, a special Police team laid a trap and arrested Kundan
Sharma alias Pradyuman Singh near Rustampur on July 28.
On the basis of information provided by Kundan Sharma, Police
arrested four other Maoists in Hulasganj Police Station area on
July 29. Two pistols, two live cartridges, four cell phones a
diary and INR 69,000 were seized from their possession.
Acting on a tip off, special squad
of Police in Bihar arrested a hardcore CPI-Maoist 'commander',
identified as Sudhrir Sharma, and recovered huge cache of arms
and ammunition from his hideout in Gaya.
Police arrested two suspected
CPI-Maoist cadres who were allegedly passing on information about
assistant commandant of the 131st battalion of CRPF, Sadaram Singh,
to the Maoists in Jamui District. Jagannath Yadav was arrested
at Kathbazra village, while Pankaj Singh was arrested from Maheshwari
The Union Government has sanctioned
2,389 projects under the IAP for construction of 9,070 kilometres
of road at an estimated cost of INR 33.87 billion in rural Bihar
to mitigate the impact of CPI-Maoist insurgency.
A joint team of Jamui Police and
CRPF arrested two Maoists identified as Bramhodev Yadav and Madan
Sah from Charkapathar in Jamui District. The Police also recovered
a 135-bore musket and five live cartridges from Yadav. The SFs
also destroyed a bunker, he added.
SFs recovered a large quantity
of detonators from a Maoist hideout in Barha Chakarbandha forests
between Dumaria and Imamganj Police Station areas in Gaya District.
The detonators were recovered after half-an hour long encounter
with the Maoists in the area, SSP Vinay Kumar said.
CRPF troopers and CPI-Maoist cadres
clashed in Kharaun forest under Dumaria block in Gaya District
of Bihar. The encounter started when CRPF 159 Battalion troopers
were out on an area domination exercise. No casualty or injury
was reported from either side.
Maoist cadres halted trains at
Ismailpur railway station near Gaya District. "Maoists attacked
the railway station and forced the station master to turn the
signal red and stopped all trains including the Rajdhani Express,"
a railway official said.
The CPI-Maoist hoisted black flags
in eight Districts of Bihar to protest Independence Day. The black
flags were seen atop schools and some buildings in Gaya, Aurangabad,
Jehanabad, Arwal, Vaishali, Sitamarhi, East Champaran and Muzaffarpur
The CPI-Maoist hoisted a black
flag instead of the Tricolour in the campus of the Government
Middle School in Barmasia of Jhajha Township in Jamui District
The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead
a person near a primary school in Shakarpur village in Gaya District
of Bihar. Perceiving him to be a Police informer, the Maoists
shot dead the man, identified as Pahjan Bharati, a native of Nagowar
village and dropped leaflet on the spot claiming responsibility
for the killing, SP Baburam said, adding that a used cartridge
was recovered from the spot.
The SFs detained 29 persons, including
at least six suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, from Sidhwalia village
in East Champaran District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, the
SFs raided the village and detained the 29 persons attending a
closed-door meeting convened under the banner of Left Wing outfits
like Janwadi Kisan Sangh and Janwadi Vikas Mazdoor Sangh to discuss
problems of the local people. Naxal literature, mobile phones
and several vehicles were seized from the spot.
A powerful cane bomb and a haul
of claymore and landmines suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist
were seized by SFs from Chakarbandha forest in Gaya District of
Union Rural Development Minister,
Jairam Ramesh, pulled up the Bihar Government for slow implementation
of central flagship schemes like MNREGA and IAY and cautioned
that the Naxal movement may intensify if adequate steps were not
taken to provide basic infrastructure to the rural people. The
Minister was on a visit to Bihar's Rohtas District to inspect
progress in implementation of the rural development schemes and
the IAP at Rohtas block.
A Fast track court-IV in East
Champaran District of Bihar sentenced three CPI-Maoist cadres
to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of INR one
million on each of them in an Arms Act case. The three had assembled
at Chheni Chapra village in East Champaran District on January
20 to plan the killing of a person when Muzaffarpur and East Champaran
Police raided and arrested them along with an AK-56 rifle, a .9mm
pistol, a country-made pistol and a haul of ammunitions.
Union Rural Development Minister
Jairam Ramesh said, "We have achieved success in this state [Bihar].
The CRPF and the state Police have worked closely and cooperated
well. I do agree that Jamui is still one district where in many
blocks the Maoist problem dominates. But as compared to level
of Maoist insurgency in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Gadchiroli
district of Maharashtra, the Maoist problem here is not so serious."
The Patna Police, acting on a
tip-off, arrested three arms dealers from Patna and Nalanda District
of Bihar. They allegedly used to sell arms to CPI-Maoist. One
AK-56, one foreign-made pistol and two .30 bore pistols along
with some cartridges were recovered from their possession. The
arrested arms dealers are Mantu Sharma alias Sanjay Singh
alias Gendu Sharma (36), Rakesh Singh (27) and Bablu Kumar
Rural Development Minister Jairam
Ramesh said that basic infrastructure development is "very very
poor" in north and eastern India while suggesting that time had
come for revisiting strategy of both the Centre and the States
for rural areas.
A CPRF trooper was killed and
five others were wounded in an armed encounter with the CPI-Maoist
cadres near Panchrukhia forests on the borders of Gaya and Aurangabad
Districts. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation
against the Maoists.
Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were
killed and 70 landmines destroyed in an encounter with SFs in
Panchrukhiya forests bordering Gaya and Aurangabad Districts of
Bihar, CRPF DIG Umesh Kumar said.
The CPI-Maoist and illegal miners
have access to Government explosives factories, two suppliers
arrested by Rohtas District Police with a large quantity of electric
detonators. Acting on inputs provided by the arrested suppliers,
the Police raided their godown at Takia Muhalla and recovered
40,000 aluminium short delay detonators.
A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Kamal Paswan alias Kamalji alias Vishnuji, was arrested
from Giddha village under Dawath Police Station area in Rohtas
District. A register, three envelops, letters to the brick kiln
owners demanding levy of INR 35,000 each, name and mobile number
of 85 persons, besides Naxal literature, were seized from his
Rohtas SP Manu Maharaj said that
Maoists in Rohtas and Kaimur Districts were fast emerging as poachers,
smuggling the organs, skin and horns of wild animals to raise
money. He claimed that "Operation Biswas", a Police drive against
Maoists mainly in Rohtas and Kaimur Districts, bordering Jharkhand
and Uttar Pradesh, had effectively ended the 'levy raj' of the
Maoists, who could no longer get easy money by targeting road
contractors, businessmen or traders.
The Kaimur 'sub-zonal command'
of the CPI-Maoist, Sitaram Chauhan alias Gabbar was arrested
in the Goraila Pahari forest area under Chutia Police Station
in Rohtas District. Police recovered a .303 bore looted police
rifle and 20 live rounds from Gabbar during a special operation
led by SP, Manu Maharaj.
SFs seized 40 detonators, besides
other materials and defused three cane bombs from a CPI-Maoist
hideout at Hasanbar village in Bihar's Aurangabad District during
a search operation. The articles seized were 200 m wire, five
batteries, glass and iron rods from the spot.
Seven powerful cane bombs each
weighing 15 kilograms and 60 kilograms of explosives were seized
from a Naxal hideout at Tikua hills in Gaya District of Bihar.
The CRPF and State Police officials
reviewed the anti-naxal operations in Gaya and Aurangabad Districts
of Bihar and expressed satisfaction in containing CPI-Maoist activities
in the Districts.
The STF and local Police in a
joint operation arrested two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres identified
as Shrawan Kumar alias Kapil alias Sudhirji, 'sub-zonal
commander' of central Bihar, and Ramesh Paswan alias Jogendraji,
Maoist 'commander' of Ismailpur region, from Mahmat village in
Gaya District in Bihar. Police seized a country-made rifle from
Three hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres
identified as Pankaj Yadav, Buchru Paswan and Ramashish Ram, were
arrested during a raid in Tiurakhurd village in Rohtas District
of Bihar. They were wanted in the murder case of a farmer Satinder
Yadav two days ago whom they had shot dead after the latter refused
to meet extortion demand.
SI J K Singh was killed and three
other Police personnel identified as identified as SI Kamlesh
Singh and two SAP troopers were injured after they were fired
upon by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Sidheshwar temple in Jamui
District of Bihar. The Maoists, hiding in the forest, fired at
random at the four Police personnel who were travelling in a jeep
on way to Garhi village to investigate a crime case.
Police seized around 90 quintals
of ammonium nitrate and 3,000 detonators supposed to be delivered
to the mining mafia and the Maoists in the Kaimur plateau at a
rice mill at Amara Talab village in the Sasaram Mufassil area
in Rohtas District. Seven persons were also arrested. Of the seven
arrested persons, Indal Singh alias Indrajeet Singh, Kanhaiya
Singh and Munna Tiwary are suspected to be involved in illegal
mining. The four others arrested were identified as Guddu Kumar,
Sandip Prasad Gupta, Vijay Rai and Rajpati Choudhary. During interrogation
the arrested persons admitted to their involvement in supplying
explosives to the Naxalites and the mining mafia in Rohtas and
CPI-Maoist cadres killed Manoj
Yadav, a villager by beheading him in Karhara in Jamui District
of Bihar for non-payment of extortion. The Maoists left a leaflet
on the spot to specify reasons for killing the villager, Police
The STF arrested two persons,
including a Maoist central zone committee member, in Gaya District.
Acting on a tip off, the STF raided Nagaryawan village and arrested
the Maoists' central zone committee member Shashi Shekhar Singh
and Vinay Das for sheltering the Maoist in his house. Singh, a
native of Malhat village under Goh Police Station area in Aurangabad
District, was carrying a reward of INR 25,000 on his head.
Forty heavily armed CPI-Maoist
cadres killed Umesh Singh (35), a deputy village head and his
son Kunal (12), and abducted three other persons at Sukki village
in Vaishali district of Bihar.
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre,
identified as Fantus Rai from Pokharia village under Kharagpur
Police Station area in Munger District of Bihar while he has gone
to village head Kedar Yadav to collect levy from him.
Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, three
of whom were identified as Pramod Mahto, Laxman Mahto and Shiv
Sahni, were arrested during a combing operation in Subhaigarh
village in Sitamarhi District. A rifle, one carbine, 12 ammunition,
two mobile phones, INR 57,000 cash collected through levy and
a haul of naxal literature were seized from the house of an absconding
Maoist Nawal Sahni on the basis of revelation by the arrested
A CPI-Maoist base camp located
on Gandak River embankment at Basaiya village in Saran District
of Bihar was unearthed by the Police.
Maoists have dropped handbills
in Bajidpur village in Patepur area in Vaishali District and threatened
four villagers with dire consequences. The Police have seized
the Maoists' handwritten pamphlets and investigating the matter.
Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres
were arrested with arms and ammunition from Kowahi village in
Sitamarhi District of Bihar. A sophisticated pistol of US make,
eight magazines, two dozen ammunition and some sharp objects were
seized from their possession.
A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Mithilesh Yadav, was arrested from Chilmi village in Aurangabad
District of Bihar. Yadav was wanted in connection with cases lodged
in connection with blowing up a school building in Judahi village
twice in 2009 and 2010.
During a combing-cum-search operation,
the SFs recovered two powerful cane bombs weighting three kilograms
each, 15 detonators, five liquid explosive gel and 15 helmets
from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Hurmeth forest in Rohtas District
Six troopers of the 159 battalion
of the CRPF were reportedly killed and eight CRPF personnel, including
a deputy commandant were injured, when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered
an IED blast blowing an anti-landmine vehicle near Chakarbandha
forests in Barha village under the Dumaria Police Station in Gaya
District. The CRPF troopers were reportedly returning after conducting
a raid on a Maoist hideout.
The SFs seized nine "pressure
cooker bombs" and six IED from a CPI-Maoist hideout in the Chakarbandha
forest area in Gaya District of Bihar.
More than 400 village heads, including
300 in CPI-Maoist-hit Districts and 100 in flood-prone north Bihar
Districts, have demanded security as they are facing threats from
Maoists, gangsters, rivals and others. His demand was supported
by Manish Pathak, Anil Yadav and Guddu Singh, heads of their respective
areas in Aurangabad. Leaders in Gaya, Aurangabad, Jamui, Munger,
Sitamarhi, Rohtas, Nawada, Sheohar and Arwal districts are afraid
of threats by Maoists and others. Heads in Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur,
Darbhanga, Ara, Saran and Siwan have also demanded bodyguards.
The Police arrested four hardcore
CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Mritunjaya Mishra, 'area Commander'
of Goh-Rafiganj and his associates Shambhu Yadav, Dinanath Yadav
and Chandrabhushan Sharma, in Aurangabad District of Bihar. A
country-made rifle, ammunition, mobile SIM cards and memory cards
were seized from their possession.
Around 20 Maoists attacked the
site of Ranjan Construction and set ablaze the office and three
vehicles at Raghopur village in Muzaffarpur District. The proprietors
of the company had apparently failed to pay the levy demanded
by the Maoists, he added.
Seven policemen were injured in
a landmine attack on a Police vehicle by cadres of the CPI-Maoist
near Banua crossing in the border of Dev and Dhibara Police Station
areas in Aurangabad District of Bihar.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
from Bihar in connection with the November 9 attack on a prison
transit van to free their cadres in Giridih town in Jharkhand.
The arrested inter-state cheat,
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, admitted that he supplied firearms in CPI-Maoist
infested areas of Rajepur under Sheohar District and Minapur Police
Station area of Muzaffarpur District besides Chanpatia in East
Champaran and Narkatiaganj under West Champaran District.
Around 15 armed cadres of RCC,
a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, set ablaze two JCB machines of
a private company involved in road construction work near Banke
Bazaar road in Manjari village under Raushanganj Police limits
in Gaya District.
Dhananjay Kumar Singh, 'area commander'
of Koyal-Sone zone of the Maoists, was arrested from Gosaidih
village in Aurangabad District.
Two arms smugglers who supplied
arms and ammunition to CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by a joint
team of Police and STF during a raid at Makshash Mohalla under
Kashim Bazar Police Station in Munger District. The Police seized
70 detonators, one revolver and a few live cartridges of AK-47
About 19 CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted
two employees of Madhucon, a private road construction company,
and set ablaze a number of their equipment and vehicles, which
includes a road roller, a generator set, a welding machine and
four motorcycles, at Shivharia village under Garkha Police Station
in Saran District. The Maoists left behind pamphlets on the spot
A Maoist cadre, identified as Md. Naushad, was
allegedly killed by his associates at Babhangama village in Munger
District, suspecting him to be a traitor.
A group of 26 Maoist cadres surrendered before
the Muzaffarpur Zone, ADGP, Gupteshwar Pandey, at the Zilla School
campus in Muzaffarpur District.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres pasted coloured posters
and distributed several handbills in Panapur market area in Chhapra
of Saran District, inviting people to attend a rally in Muzaffarpur
on December 21.
Police recovered huge cache of explosives from
a forest area in Bihar's CPI-Maoist infested Gaya District, following
a two-day combat operation.
Civil rights activists and CPI-Maoist sympathisers
condemned the Bihar Government's withdrawal of permission for
a rally in Muzaffarpur District, scheduled for December 21.