Uttar Pradesh Timeline 2012
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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,
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.
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