Madhya Pradesh Timeline 2012
The Police recovered detonators,
grenade and explosive material from the CPI-Maoist-affected forest
area near Balaghat District.
An exchange of fire took place
between the CPI-Maoist cadres and the Police at Ghagra village
in Balaghat District. Acting on a tip off that a meeting of Maoists
of Davari Dalam of Gadchiroli District, was taking place
at Lodhiwara village, close to Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra border,
the Hawk Force personnel rushed to Ghagra village - a transit
route to Chhattisgarh and waited the whole night in the thick
of the forest to ambush Maoist dalam, Balaghat IG UR Netam
said. However, the Maoists got wind of the ambush plan of the
Police as a trained country dog accompanying the Maoists barked
at the hiding Police. Alerted, the Maoists escaped to Chhattisgarh
even as they kept firing at the Police.
A group of 20 to 25 CPI-Maoist
cadres, including four women, allegedly set ablaze a JCB machine
in a bid to stop the construction of a 13 kilometres road stretch
under the Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna at Gaighat under Hatta
Police Station in Balaghat District.
The Madhya Pradesh Police Headquarters
deployed two teams of SAF to the CPI-Maoist-infested Balaghat
District in view of increased Maoist activities in the region.
IG Anvesh Mangalam will deal with the situation.
A labourer, Sunil Bawre, working
at a road construction site was nailed to a bridge allegedly by
Maoists at Kundekata village in Balaghat District. The Maoists
threatened labourers working at the site of dire consequences
if they work for construction of the road and the bridge.
Police arrested a person, identified
as Amar Singh Bhalavi, associate of Dilip alias Guha, 'Commander'
of Guerrilla Dalam (armed squad) of the CPI-Maoist, from
Borki forest area under Roopjhar Police Station in Balaghat District.
According to Police Sources, they had received a tip-off that
Dilip was going to visit Borki forest last night, following which
Police raided the area. However, instead of Dilip, Police arrested
Bhalavi from the forest along with items like food grains, edible
oil, bathing soap and a Maoist banner. During the interrogation,
Bhalavi revealed that Dilip had already paid him to buy these
items and had asked him to come to the forest, Police said.
SFs killed a hardcore woman cadre
of the CPI-Maoist after seven hours of gun battle near Bamni village
under Roopjar Police Station area in Balaghat District. The body
of the slain Maoist was recovered with a .315 bore rifle and 45
cartridges. Police have also recovered a computer hard disc, explosives,
medicine, rifle cleaning equipment, rice, torch, paper cutting,
FM radio and other stuff from the encounter site left behind by
the fleeing Maoists. The deceased was accompanied by around 49
reds, who had melted into the forest.
Madhya Pradesh Government plans
to make a presentation to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on
the emerging situation of LWE to back its demand to declare nine
more Districts as Naxal-affected. The State makes the demand arguing
that it wants to take preventive steps to check spread of Naxalism
by taking up development initiatives well in advance in the backward
regions. So far only Balaghat District has been declared as LWE-affected.
Police recovered CPI-Maoist pamphlets
which talk about the killing of their woman comrade in a Police
encounter in Balaghat District. The pamphlets, both hand-written
and printed, were found in the forest near Songudda Police Station
under Baihar sub-division of the District. Issued by the Maoist
Malajkhand Dalam (squad), the pamphlets say "the sacrifice
of Sugna will not go in vain". Balaghat Superintendent of Police
Sachin Atulkar confirmed the recovery of pamphlets but said the
identity of the deceased could not be verified.
Admitting to presence of LWEs
in Balaghat and Singrauli Districts of Madhya Pradesh, the state
DGP Nandan Dube said the Naxal movement in that region is far
from being significant. "There is definitely a Naxal movement
in Balaghat and Singrauli districts but it is not very effective,"
Dube told reporters.
In a bid to reassert their presence in central
India, the CPI-Maoist has carved out a new zone for their operations
comprising Gadchiroli, Gondia and Balaghat areas in Maharashtra
and Madhya Pradesh. The Maoists have also appointed a separate
leader, Pahad Singh, to look after the unit.
Note:Compiled from news reports and