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Madhya Pradesh Timeline 2012



January 22

The Police recovered detonators, grenade and explosive material from the CPI-Maoist-affected forest area near Balaghat District.

February 1

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.

April 24

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.

April 27

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.

May 16

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.

May 18

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.

May 26

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.

June 5

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.

June 25

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.

August 7

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.

December 10

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 are provisional.





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