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Uttar Pradesh Timeline 2012



January 23

A top CPI-Maoist cadre, Samjhawan Chero, carrying a cash reward of INR 112,000 on his head, has been arrested in Harriya under Robertsganj Police Station area in Sonebhadra District following an encounter in which three Policemen were also injured. The SFs arrested Samjhawan Chero after a two-hour-long encounter. Some other Maoists, Munna Vishkarma, Lalbrat Kol, Ajit Kol and Mangal Chero among others, managed to escape under the cover of darkness. One hand-grenade, one Government rifle, one DBBL gun, a country-made revolver, 146 empty cartridges and 50 live cartridges were recovered from the arrested Maoist.

February 13

In 2010-11, several bunds and check-dams were built in Jugail gram panchayat with INR 13.I million from MGNREGS funds. Since then, most of these have been washed away or developed large cracks. And many of those who worked on the construction are still waiting for their wages.

February 15

Around 57.25 per cent voters cast their votes in the third phase of polling held in 56 Assembly constituencies of Uttar Pradesh. Significantly, maximum polling was reported from the CPI-Maoist affected Districts of Chandauli (62.5 per cent) and Mirzapur (62.4 per cent). Another Maoist affected District Sonbhadra polled 58.25 per cent votes.

April 3

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ram Kewal alias Guddu Oraon, was arrested following an encounter near Patwadh village under Chopan Police Station limits in Sonbhadra District. Guddu who had taken shelter in this village tried to escape and was arrested along with a country-made revolver and live cartridges. Police said that Guddu belonged to Bhabhua District in Bihar and was operating with 'commander' Munna Vishwakarma.

May 8

Acting on a tip-off that CPI-Maoist cadres were purchasing bulk SIM cards from a gang of miscreants on fake identification proofs, crime branch of Lucknow Police busted a SIM supplying racket, arresting two persons. The crime branch sleuths also recovered over three-dozen activated SIM cards and 82 customer application forms from their possession. The arrested persons were identified as Ram Kumar Kannaujia, a resident of Bazaarkhala Police Station area and Kapil Dixit, a resident of Alambagh Police Station area.

May 24

Munna Vishwakarma, a self-styled 'zonal commander' of Sone Ganga Vindhyachal Zonal Committee (SGVZC) of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested by the Police and the CRPF following a gunbattle after receiving a tip-off about his presence in the Kanch forest area of Sonebhadra District. Another Maoist leader, identified as Ajit Kole alias Harishankar alias Abhishek, was also arrested, Sonebhadra Superintendent of Police Sri Krishna said. A large quantity of arms and ammunition including, four rifles, two pistols and a walkie-talkie set, has been recovered, Police said.

Vishwakarma was wanted in about 24 cases registered against him in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and carried a cash reward of INR 300,000 on his head. Kole carrying a reward of INR 50, 000 has about 20 cases registered against him, Police said.

May 29

The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a Maoist leader after ambushing a group of Maoists in a forest in Chopan area of Sonebhadra District. The Maoist leader identified as Lalvrat Kol alias Kamalji carried an award of INR 100, 000 on his head. A carbine and ammunition were seized from his possession.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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