The Union Rural Development Minister,
Jairam Ramesh, said CPI-Maoist violence by and large has declined
The Central Government decided
to induct 10,000 more Central Paramilitary Troops into counter-Naxal
operations during the first quarter of this year (2013), with
the aim of limiting LWE domination to the jungles of Bastar, Odisha
and parts of Jharkhand.
Two men, who quit the ranks of
the CPI-Maoist recently, were shot dead by the Maoists in Garhwa
District of Jharkhand.
||SFs arrested two Maoist
sympathisers from Choi under Churchu Police Station of Hazaribagh
Initial reports suggested that
seven CRPF troopers were killed and 12 critically injured in an
encounter with the CPI-Maoists at Karmatiya forests in Latehar
District of Jharkhand. Two Maoists were also killed. Subsequently,
the death toll rose to 16 in the incident.
A woman was leading the attack
on SF personnel at Karmatiya forest in Latehar Distinct of Jharkhand
that killed 11 CRPF troopers. Two Maoists were also killed in
return fire and 16 SF personnel were injured.
Doctors conducting the autopsy
of the CRPF troopers killed in the CPI-Maoist ambush in Latehar
District of Jharkhand found a 2.75 kg unexploded IED stitched
inside the abdomen of a trooper.
Maoists under Arvind, who is a
member of the 'central military commission', had been experimenting
with this new offensive for the past few days in Latehar jungles.
A Maoist was arrested from Sonpura
village in Saranda forest area under Manoharpur Police Station
in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.
||Police arrested Nanu Ram
alias Prabhatji, 'secretary' of Koyal Sankh Zone of CPI-Maoist,
along with a pistol and five rounds of ammunition, from Kanke Police
Station area in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.
In the Latehar encounter of January
7, so far, bodies of nine CRPF troopers, one Jharkhand Jaguar,
and four civilian have been recovered from the encounter site
with one dead body of a villager being found. At least two Maoists
are said to have been killed in the encounter though the bodies
were not recovered.
Grenades and ammunition made in
Pakistan were among the items recovered from the site of the Maoist
encounter in Latehar District of Jharkhand.
Maoists warned SFs against using
innocent villagers as human shields and asked them to work for
the civil society instead of being used by the State which is
working for corporate houses, a press communique issued by the
CPI-Maoist has given a call for
two-day bandh from January 13 in Palamau division, comprising
three Districts (Palamau, Latehar and Garhwa) in protest against
the arrest of two of their leading cadres.
Jharkhand Police arrested two
alleged Maoists suspected to be involved in Latehar encounter.
Jharkhand DGP Gauri Shankar Rath
said "They have (Maoists) outer support because the people are
plotting against the country from outside of our boundaries have
got links with these Maoists."
Police in Palamu District of Jharkhand
successfully repulsed an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the
Satbarwa Police Outpost.
New areas have been included under
the ongoing anti-LWE operation "Anaconda II", to flush out Maoists
from Jharkhand's West Singhbhum District, a senior police officer
At least, 11 CRPF troopers were
injured, in a series of blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist, in
Bokaro District of Jharkhand.
A team from Padma Police Station
in Hazaribag District of Jharkhand seized more than 2,000 detonators
hidden in a two-wheeler near Alinagar College meant to be supplied
to the Maoists.
Maoists set ablaze three road
construction machines of a private construction company at Mahugao
village in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.
After a gap of about two decades,
the Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh unfurled the
national tri-colour on Republic Day at Saranda in West Singhbhum
District of Jharkhand, which was liberated from the Maoists in
Two suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist
were killed in a blast while carrying explosives on a two-wheeler
near Bhusuwa village at Ichak in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.
Bhandaria Police Station area
in Garhwa District of Jharkhand celebrated the Republic Day of
India (January 26) for the first time in 26 years.
Palamu Police forced five PLFI
cadres to surrender at Guriyadamar village in Lesliganj Block
of the District and recovered 10 country-made weapons from them.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed an alleged
'police informer' in a busy market area at Harladih, 30 kilometers
from the District headquarters of Giridih in Jharkhand.
PLFI, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist,
imposed ban on use of music systems during marriage function to
protect tribal culture and traditional instruments in Jharkhand.
Bokaro Police sent three persons
to jail after they were arrested from Pachmo village near Jhumra
hills for planting explosives which were triggered by the Maoists,
on January 20, injuring 11 CRPF troopers.
Acting on a tip off, SFs seized
314 kilogram of explosives in Tamar Block of Ranchi District of
An aide of Kundan Pahan, the South
Chotanagpur 'zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist, was arrested from
Silli-Rahe locality in Ranchi District.
Maoists destroyed road construction
equipment at Chhatariyatar village in Latehar District of Jharkhand.
Jharkhand Prastuti Committee,
a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, alleged that at least 17 to 20
top Maoist leaders operating in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar
and Odisha siphoned off a huge amount of party funds and spent
it on their personal luxury.
SFs killed a CPI-Maoist cadre
at Hurwa forest in Khunti District of Jharkhand and recovered
the body with arms and ammunition.
Police recovered four can bombs
containing about 15 kilograms of IED from a farm house of a local
farmer in West Bokaro Police Station of Ramgarh District in Jharkhand.
From now on, road projects, a
soft target of LWEs will be brought under the surveillance of
CRPF in Saranda forest area of West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand.
Deo Kumar Singh alias Arvindji,
the CPI-Maoist central committee member and mastermind of Latehar
encounter of January 7 is being considered for a promotion to
the politbureau in the Maoist outfit.
A Policeman was killed and four
suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist were arrested after a Police team
had a gunfight with the Maoists near Matrukha village in Jharkhand's
CPI-Maoist is trying to strengthen
its frontal organizations - Krantikari Kisan Sangh (KKS) and Nari
Mukti Sangathan (NMS) - and bring more people close to the Maoist
ideology in Tamar and Bundu areas of Ranchi District.
Suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist
killed a SPO, identified as Vinod Munda, at Siridih village in
Rahe block of Ranchi District in Jharkhand.
SFs had an encounter with members
of TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, after the extremists
opened fire on the escort vehicle of Latehar SP Kranti Kant.
Palamu District Police are planning
to further neutralize Maoist splinter groups operative in the
District and Police are planning to seek co-operation from villagers
to resist the four active outfits - TPC, PLFI, JPC and JJMP, said
A T Mathew, SP Palamu.
CPI-Maoist has declared that it
will continue with the tactic of planting bombs in the bodies
of killed SF personnel like they did in Latehar in Jharkhand recently.
A hand written poster signed by
Maoists was found in Pandu market area in Palamu District of Jharkhand.
Two Maoist supporters, postmaster
Sukhram Gop of Kedeng village and Rajesh Sahu of Prem Nagar in
Chainpur Police Station of Gumla District of Jharkhand, were forwarded
to judicial custody.
Latehar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist
cadre, identified as Kuldeep Mahato, from Barwadih in Latehar
District of Jharkhand.
Two tractors, a bike and a mixture
machine were set ablaze by PLFI cadres at Pathakpagar under Tarhassi
Police Station in Palamu District of Jharkhand.
Bokaro District Police of Jharkhand
have formed a Special Action Team to counter the Maoist attacks.
Police recovered cache of explosives
from a CPI-Maoist hideout, around Heso Forest area, in Ranchi
District of Jharkhand.
Police arrested a Maoist cadre
following a raid at Lodhi village under Gomia block of Bokaro
A 'zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist,
Raviji alias BKG, was arrested at Kothonda village in Palamu
District of Jharkhand.
CPI-Maoist leader Arvindji, who
had got IED planted in the abdomen of CRPF personnel in Latehar
encounter, is cornered in the jungles of Jharkhand's Gumla District,
along with 150 Maoists.
Three PLFI cadres were killed
by a mob of 100 villagers near Darntoli-Sanwariya villages in
Gumla District of Jharkhand.
A CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander'
of Santhal Parganas, including his wife Panmuni Murmu and Panchanan
Mandal were arrested at Kathijoria village under Muffasil PS in
Dumka District of Jharkhand. After his arrest, Rai guided the
Police to neighbouring Jamtara District where three other Maoists
Ten LWEs surrendered before the
Jharkhand Police in the presence of Zonal IG and other senior
officers of the State in Khunti District.
Extremists raided a camp of Siddharth
Construction Company, engaged in building a road bridge on the
Konar river on NH-33 in Morangi, Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand
and assaulted workers before forcing them to halt work.
Jharkhand Police is planning significant
changes in the way anti-CPI-Maoist operations are carried out
across the State.
A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre was
arrested from Digha in West Singhbhum District.
An encounter took place between
SFs and Maoists under Herhanj Police Station area at Chuku of
CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a newly
constructed health sub-centre building in Serendag village under
Herhanj Police Station in Latehar District.
Thirteen suspected CPI-Maoist
cadres were arrested along with arms and ammunition and two hand
grenades from Sehna Block of Lohardaga District.
The District Judge II Court of
Bokaro sentenced four Maoists, who were under trial since 2008,
to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.
Ranchi District Police arrested
a CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Shivnath Munda, who is wanted
in at least six cases of arson, loot and extortion.
Two tribal students were killed
by PLFI cadres, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, at Koda-Pahan
Toli under Sisai PS limits in Gumla District.
A team of East Singhbhum and West
Bengal Police launched a massive combing operation in Patamda-Ghatshila
(East Singhbhum District) area along the West Bengal border to
flush out the CPI-Maoist cadres feared to have come from the neighbouring
A powerful landmine planted on
a State Highway was recovered and defused in West Singhbhum District
on a tip off by an arrested CPI-Maoist cadre.
West Singhbhum District Police
arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a self-styled Chairman
of Krantikari Kisan Committee, a frontal organisation of the CPI-Maoist
from Chiria in Manoharpur.
State Police sought the introduction
of a 'new policy' relating to surrendered Maoists and rebels of
other splinter groups as the current policy has failed to address
certain vital issues.
SFs arrested four PLFI cadres,
a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, from Ichak in Hazaribagh District
CPI-Maoist cadres beheaded a quack
at Hudagada village in Seraikela-Kharswan District.
Two hardcore CPI-Maoists cadres,
identified as Umesh Singh and Sriram Thakur, were arrested and
arms and explosives meant for ambushing a police team recovered
from them in Rohtas District.
Jharkhand Police arrested a hardcore
Maoist from Kendwahi village of Latehar District.
There was no untoward incident
reported during the day-long bandh (shut down) in Jharkhand
called by PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
in Chaibasa of West Singhbhum District.
Fear still looms large at Sanwariya
village in Gumla District where PLFI operatives threatened villagers
with dire consequences after the residents lynched three of their
cadres on February 13.
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the
house of a top leader of a rival outfit, PLFI, a splinter group
of the CPI-Maoist, at Talkasmar village in Palamau District.
The Maoist cadres set on fire
the house of a PLFI 'area commander' Rahul Yadav in Manika in
A group of PLFI cadres killed
a former member of the outfit on NH-75 in Chanho block of Ranchi
Police arrested a tailor, identified
as Jalil Ansari, from Dole village under Chinia Police Station
area in Garhwa District for stitching the uniforms of CPI-Maoist
cadres and supplying it to them.
A group of 20-odd CPI-Maoist cadres
razed the boundary wall of a school in Latehar District when the
students were attending their last period, apparently fearing
that the building might be later used as a security camp.
PLFI strongholds like Khunti,
Gumla, Latehar and Simdega Districts remained completely affected
due to an indefinite bandh called by the PLFI cadres against
the arrest of one its cadres, Dinesh Patel.
A STF trooper was killed and two
other troopers were injured when CPI-Maoist cadres attacked them
near Luru village of Gumla District.. A Maoist was also killed
in the incident.
Police arrested six CPI-Maoist
cadres, including a senior woman cadre, from Hazaribagh and Latehar
CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed
six villagers in a kangaroo court at Manmaru village in Saranda
forest area in West Singhbhum District.
Police came under fire at Manmaru
village of Bandgaon block of West Singhbhum District, when they
came to recover the six dead bodies and in the ensuing encounter
four Maoists were injured.
Jharkhand Police conducted a survey
regarding the number of active Maoists and criminals operating
in the State, on the direction of the Central Government.
On the second day of Police operation
to recover dead bodies of the villagers, security personnel spent
much of the day fighting with Prasad Guru squad of the Maoists
at Kudabeda village in Sonuwa area of the district. An injured
Maoist, identified as Dhanai, succumbed to injuries on way to
the CRPF Lodhai camp.
Police team sent to recover the
body of slain STF trooper, Manoj Bakhla, who was killed in the
March 13 Gumla encounter, are yet to succeed.
A joint team of CRPF and Giridih
Police arrested a top CPI-Maoist cadre, Chudka Manjhi alias
Sheetal Manjhi, when his vehicle was stopped by Police at Pirtand.
After four days of struggle, SFs
succeeded in recovering the bodies of six villagers, who were
killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at a jan adalat in Manmaru
village, under Tebo Police Station of West Singhbhum District.
Bokaro District Police recovered
97 detonators which were being carried illegally along with other
explosives in a van from Ranchi to Pakur.
SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre
and recovered 24 LPG cylinders, 18 pressure cookers and at least
six kilogram of explosives from the jungles of Latehar District.
Jharkhand Government changed a
number of building plans, involving construction of double and
multi-storey buildings, as Maoists, in the last few months, have
targeted such buildings.
Jharkhand DGP, Rajeev Kumar, along
with other senior officers of Police and the CRPF celebrated their
supremacy in the Maoist-affected Jhumra area by having sweets.
At a time when the government
is claiming to bring about development in Gomia block, Bokaro
District, especially in its Maoist-prone Jhumra hill and its surroundings,
residents are wary about the completion of the projects owing
to shortage of officials in key posts.
A self-styled 'area commander',
Rajesh Tiger of PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist was killed
in an encounter in Tatitoli locality of Gumla District.
More than 50 CPI-Maoist cadres
demolished the house of one of their former 'sub-zonal commanders'
Phulchand alias Praveel Manjhi at Jamnia village of Pek
Panchayat in Bokaro District, branding him "corrupt and
Maoists set ablaze a bus after
evicting passengers at Parsoum between Panki and Balumath in Palamu
Union Home Secretary, R K Singh,
DG, CRPF, Pranay Sahay and a host of other officials visited Chak
post in Manatu block in Palamu District.
The Central Government is likely
to set up a regional office of NIA in Jharkhand in the wake of
growing terror activities in the State and frequent recovery of
foreign-made weapons from the Maoist bastions.
PLFI cadres killed a criminal
of Paharichita alias Patrick Toppo gang near a petrol pump
at Nagfeni village on the national Highway-23 under Sisai Police
Station of Gumla District.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested
by Jharkhand Police in Bundu town in Ranchi District for allegedly
burning a truck.
A former cadre of CPI-Maoist,
identified as Naman Kandulna, was killed by his mates in Goeilkera
area of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.
Police intensified operations
against PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, in their forest
hideouts in Gumla District of Jharkhand.
Ten cadres of CPI-Maoist were
killed in an encounter with TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist,
near Lakramanda village of Chatra District in Jharkhand.
A CPI-Maoist cadre involved in
the attack on Jharkhand's former Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari
was arrested from Gondgada village under Ranka Police Station
limits of Garwah District, Jharkhand.
A PLFI cadre was arrested by Police
from Asro village under Sisai Police Station area in Gumla District.
Three persons were arrested from
Chotki Sidhwara under Gomia Police Station during anti-Maoist
operation in the forests located in the foothills of Jhumra in
TPC is holding about 25 Maoist
cadres captive after the earlier reported gun battle (on March
27-28, 2013) with Maoists in Chatra District where at least 10
Maoists were killed.
Jharkhand Home Department has
formed a dedicated force to protect vital industries threatened
by Maoist insurgency.
Eleven Maoists were freed by TPC
following the freedom to five Maoists on March 31.
Around 2,000 personnel of SSB
have now been deployed by the Centre for anti-Maoist operations
Police arrested a Maoist cadre
hailing from Gaurgada village in Ranka Police Station area in
Garhwa District, from his house.
Bokaro Police arrested a Maoist
and recovered explosives from him on Budgadda-Pek road of Upperghat
area in Nawadih.
TPC released 23 of the 25 Maoist
cadres who were taken hostage after the encounter in Chatra District
on March 27-28. A Police officer said that the TPC had not released
two Maoists as their family members could not reach the place.
SFs arrested two Maoists, identified
as Binu Munda and Ramchandra Munda, from Garuapiri forests in
West Singhbhum District.
A two-storey building used as
a panchayat office was blown up by Maoist cadres at Seeram
village in Lohardagga District.
Five personnel of Jharkhand Armed
Police were killed when Maoist cadres opened fire at a village
market in Chainpur in Gumla District.
Maoists blew up railway tracks
in Latehar District, about 100km from Ranchi, at around 10.30
pm, about half-an-hour before the scheduled passage of the Rajdhani
Express from the Barwadih railway station.
In Chainpur, Gumla District, Maoists
opened fire on the Chainpur Police Station but no one was injured.
In Harihargunj in Palamu District,
80 km from the district headquarters, an IED was triggered at
the block development office building.
Central Coalfields Limited, a
subsidiary of Coal India Limited, suffered huge losses due to
bandhs called by CPI-Maoist and other LWE groups in Jharkhand
in the 2012-13 fiscal that ended on March 31.
A former CPI-Maoist Sub-zonal
commander, Sohan Bhuiyan, has gone missing from the premises of
the Hazaribag District and Sessions Court.
CPI-Maoist cadres triggered four
can bombs targetting a community centre at Nawa Toli in Pesrar
block of Lohardaga District.
Jharkhand DGP blamed the presence
of a number of splinter groups for the increasing number of incidents
of Naxal violence in the first quarter of 2013.
The Ranchi District Police arrested
a 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist Nirmal Horo alias
Nirdesh Horo alias Ignesh Horo from Bariyatu locality in
the city along with one of his aides, Sanjay Hooter.
PLFI cadres killed a journalist
in Khunti District of Jharkhand.
Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were killed
in a gun battle with SFs in Latehar District.
CPI-Maoist cadres' bid to blow
up a Police patrolling party in Chatra District was foiled as
SFs recovered five powerful IEDs planted beneath a road.
A 21-year-old CPI-Maoist cadre,
identified as Goodar Bhuiyan alias Mahender, undergoing treatment
at an abandoned house near Pandra in Ranchi District, Jharkhand
was arrested by Palamu District Police.
Suspected cadres of PLFI shot
dead two persons at Bartoli under Kamdara Police Station of Gumla
District of Jharkhand.
The Director General of Police
in Jharkhand has vowed to visit the Maoist-affected areas frequently
in the State, where the Maoists have killed over 400 SFs in the
past 12 years.
Gumla District Police arrested
five PLFI sympathizers from Basia Police Station area of the District.
A cadre and a sympathizer of the
PLFI, including self-styled area commander Sunil Topno, were arrested
from Torpo in Khunti District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed
and two SFs were injured in an encounter under Kuchai Police Station
limits in Saraikela Kharsawa District.
A Maoist leader, suspected to
have played an important role in Latehar encounter in January
2013, and his female friend were arrested in Ranchi District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed
and one trooper got injured in an encounter between the Maoists
and SFs in the forest of Seraikela-Kharswan District.
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre,
identified as Nelson Cherba, wanted in at least seven cases of
violence from Posaita forests under Manoharpur Police Station
of West Singhbhum District.
A TPC cadre, identified as Ashish
Sao, was arrested, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital
in Ranchi District since May 15.
SFs recovered around 1500 detonators
from a house in Koderma District.
PLFI cadres hit nearly six persons
with batons during a marriage ceremony in Gumla District after
which a woman succumbed to her injuries.
A PLFI cadre who was allegedly
involved in the killing of a journalist was killed during an encounter
with Police in Khunti District.
JPC, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist,
arranged a marriage of a young couple in a janadalat held
in the dense forest at Adra in Katkumdag block of Hazaribag District,
after the girl's parents 'complained' to the outfit that the boy
had ditched the girl after having an affair.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying INR
300,000 on his head, was arrested on the borders of Chatra and
A 'sub-zonal area commander' of
the CPI-Maoist, identified as Shatrughan Ram, was arrested from
Lakhanpur village in Jehanabad District.
Five CPI-Maoist sympathizers,
including Dilip Murmu, a resident of Belpahari Police Station
in adjoining West Bengal, were arrested from Chakulia Police Station
under Ghatsila Sub-division of East Singhbhum District.
Two persons, Bhusan Singh and
Tibu Singh, were killed by PLFI cadres after branding one of them
as a Police informer at Tirla village under Karra Police Station
in Khunti District.
The Jharkhand Police arrested
a 'central military commission' member of the CPI-Maoist, identified
as Anoop, alias Anuj Thakur (30), from Muzaffarpur District
in Bihar. He was with her girlfriend at a hotel near Muzaffarpur
railway station when Jharkhand Police caught him. His girlfriend,
however, could not be arrested.
PLFI 'zonal commander' Sanjay
Tiger alias Yuddhveer and 'area commander' Ashol Gope, were arrested
from Banai forest under Basia Police Station in Gumla District.
One countrymade pistol, cash of INR 80,000, five mobile sets and
some bullets, were also recovered from their possession.
A key environment ministry panel
has been proactive in recommending that mining be allowed in the
CPI-Maoist-affected Saranda forests located in West Singbhum District.
Addressing a meeting of tribals
organized by the Pradesh Congress Committee, Union Minister for
Rural Development Jairam Ramesh squarely blamed the State Government
and Police for their inability to control the Maoist violence.
Three CPI-Maoist sympathisers
were arrested from Chakradharpur bus stand, about 25 km from West
Singhbhum District headquarters town of Chaibasa.
K. Vijay Kumar, advisor to Governor
Syed Ahmed, told reporters that a special plan is underway to
root out Naxalism from the State.
Jharkhand Government has asked
the Road Transport and Highways Ministry to allow splitting of
project in the worst Naxal-hit Districts to get takers for building
Security Forces arrested a former
'area commander 'of CPI-Maoist, Dukhi Saw alias Zakir, in Panki
bazar area of Palamau District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Lalan Singh, was arrested from Khalari in Ranchi District.
Adviser to State Governor, K Vijay
Kumar, said that the process is on to solve issues plaguing the
backward areas in three Maoist-affected Districts under Jhumra
State tourism secretary Sajal
Chakraborty had recently contacted Left Wing Extremist outfits
in the State through mediators on reviving tourism in the State.
In the aftermath of the May 25,
2013 attack in Chhattisgarh, Police in Jharkhand have organized
a firing practice session for leaders and businessmen who have
The seizure of 74 quintals of
ammonium nitrate on June 9 from a truck in Jamui District led
the Police to believe the consignment was on its way to the CPI-Maoist
operating in the region.
The officials of Palamau Division
were asked to update land records within two months to minimise
An hour-long gunfight took place
between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres in Latehar District, but no
one was injured though train services were disrupted between Barkakana
(Ramgarh District) and Latehar Railway Station.
Hazaribagh Police arrested a CPI-Maoist
cadre, identified as Rajendra Kumar alias Rajjo, from Jhumra
Bazar. Before joining the CPI-Maoist, Rajendra was an active member
Jharkhand Police sounded alert
in Giridih and Dhanbad Districts of the State in the wake of the
CPI-Maoist attack on a train in Jamui District of Bihar.
782 mobile phone towers will be
set up across Jharkhand after the Union Cabinet gave its approval,
on June 4, for 2,199 locations across nine States affected by
To assist the para-military forces
in their relentless drive against the Maoists in deep forests,
Jharkhand Police have set up Small Action Teams (SAT) as back
up support and for carrying out operations independently. DGP
Rajeev Kumar said that a separate action plan against splinter
groups like PLFI and TPC has borne results with more than 30 PLFI
leaders and cadres being arrested, besides the arrest of 40 other
leaders and activists of other outfits.
Stating that there was a slight
drop in LWE incidents in the first five months compared to the
corresponding period in the last two years, the DGP said a total
of 181 LWE incidents were reported till May 31 this year as against
197 last year and 202 in 2011. The Maoists committed 52 per cent
of violence out of 181 incidents while PLFI and another group
committed 29 per cent and 15 per cent violence respectively. However,
encounters in the state increased in the first five months of
the year recording 31 as against 22 last year and 27 in 2011 in
the corresponding period. The police were successful in nabbing
294 extremists of different groups this year, an increase compared
to 2012 (211) and 2011 (160), the DGP said.
Of the total arrested Maoists,
17 belong to their top leadership ranks, 'area commander' and
above. Police claim to have killed 22 Maoists between Jan 1 to
May 31, but the bodies of only 10 Maoists have been recovered.
Police have also recovered 51 IEDs, 2,575 detonators, about 2,646
kg of explosives and INR 1,63,000 in cash collected as levy by
Police recovered around 590 detonators,
199 gelatine sticks along with fuse wires from the house of Md.
Mantag at Kurpa village under Narayan Police Station in Jamtara
A special monitoring cell with
the Jharkhand Special Branch is monitoring the movement of important
leaders in Maoist-dominated areas in the wake of the May 25 Maoist
attack on Chhattisgarh Congress leaders.
In the wake of the train attack
in Bihar on June 13, a joint anti-Maoist operation of Jharkhand
and Bihar Police was started in the border areas of Jamui, Nawada
and Deoghar Districts. According to Police officials, Maoists
from Jharkhand were involved in the train attack.
Six PLFI cadres, including a top
leader, were arrested from different parts of Jharkhand. Tulsi
Pahan, 'zonal commander' of the PLFI, was arrested with three
cadres in Ramgarh District while three others were arrested in
A former 'area commander' of CPI-Maoist,
identified as Harendraji alias Lathuji, was arrested from his
house located at Tehri village in Bhandaria area of Garhwa District
in a joint raid conducted by Police and CRPF.
The Central Government will roll
out a livelihood-security programme in 12 of worst Naxal affected
Districts from July 1, 2013. Named as Governance and Accelerated
Livelihood Security, the UNDP-assisted plan will be implemented
in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum, Latehar, Palamu, Gumla Districts,
Chhattisgarh's Sukma, Bijapur, Balrampur, Narayanpur Districts,
and Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, and Nuapada Districts of Odisha.
Four motorcycle borne unidentified
assailants shot dead a junior engineer, identified as Manish Kumar,
at Tokisud on the Barkakan-Daltonganj rail route in Ramgarh District.
Security Forces demolished a transit
camp of CPI-Maoist and found explosives and ammunition following
an hour long gun battle in the hills of Mahespur village under
Gurabanda Police Station area in East Singhbhum District.
Two TPC cadres were killed in
a gun battle with Police at Banabira village in Simdega District.
||Four persons including
a woman and her daughter were injured when PLFI cadres, a splinter
group of the CPI-Maoist, opened fire at a traditional tribal fair
at Katua village under Bandgaon Police Station of West Singhbhum
A CPI-Maoist leader, identified
as Umesh Yadav alias Gorka, who has 26 cases pending against
him and has been searched by the Police of four Districts since
2007, was arrested by a joint team of Police and CRPF, from Thekhi
village of Palamu District. Umesh's aide Nawal was also arrested.
Security Forces thwarted a major
attack by recovering 44 IEDs planted in a series using special
kind of wires (codex) on a muddy stretch of 150 metre between
Purnapani and Hurdag in the Jhumra foothill in Bokaro District.
The in-charge of a PDS outlet,
identified as Jumrat Ansari, has been killed by a group of more
than 200 CPI-Maoist cadres in Gumla District.
Around 150 hardcore Maoists of
Jharkhand have sneaked into this area of East Champaran, Sheohar
and Muzaffarpur Districts and their resurgence has rung alarm
CPI-Maoist cadres have fired upon
CAPFs engaged in anti-naxal operations near Kumandih village of
Police recovered three landmines
in Chatra District. Police said they recovered a landmine weighing
40 kilograms and two more each weighing five kilograms at Jamua
village of Chatra District.
Maoists set ablaze an earthmover
and three tractors of a private company constructing a road in
SFs engaged in anti-Maoist operations
at Saranda forest in West Singhbhum District busted an illegal
explosives manufacturing factory allegedly run by Maoists.
Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were shot
dead by SFs in an encounter in the forests of Latehar District.
SFs, engaged in anti-CPI-Maoist
operations in Latehar District, faced a tough time moving further
into the dense forests as the entire terrain was strewn with landmines
and in the last 48 hours, the Maoists had triggered more than
A suspected member of Jharkhand-based
criminal outfit Pahadi Cheetah, identified as Pankaj Singh
(30), was killed by PLFI cadres in Simdega District of the State.
Pakur District SP Amarjit Balihar
(45) and four other Policemen were killed in an ambush by CPI-Maoist
cadres in Kathikund forest area of Dumka District of Jharkhand.
Balihar was returning from a meeting with DIG Priya Dubey in Dumka
when his vehicle was attacked by Maoists between 2.30 and 3pm.
The death toll in the Pakur attack
case has raised to six with the fifth Policeman, driver of the
SP, succumbing to his injuries. Earlier, it was reported that
the SP and four other Policemen were killed in the attack.
SFs carried out massive combing
operations in the forests of Dumka and Pakur Districts of Jharkhand,
but made no headway in tracking them down. Anand Shankar, the
adviser to Jharkhand Governor said "The security-men have launched
an operation to take strong action against the extremists."
The Maoists and the Policemen
were engaged in an hour-long encounter in a forest area between
Kumandi and Raja Pahar in Manika Police Station area of Latehar
District of Jharkhand.
Jharkhand Police continued search
operations in Dumka and Pakur Districts along the State's border
with West Bengal in the wake of the CPI-Maoist attack on Police
vehicles on July 2 that killed six Policemen, including SP Amarjeet
In Latehar District of Jharkhand
over 1,200 Policemen and CAPFs were deployed to surround areas
of Kumandih forest in Manika block, where over 200 cadres of CPI-Maoists
are believed to have come together for a meeting.
The DGP said the SFs will fight
the Maoists to the finish in Kumandih jungle, spreading over 50-60
A JPC cadre, identified as Chhapan
Bhuiyan alias Sikandar, was shot at during an encounter
between Palamu Police and JPC when a contingent of 30-35 cadres
of the outfit was its on way to Gurturi via the river Amanat in
Maoists vandalized a construction
site in Dumri forests in Hazaribagh District, setting ablaze a
JCB machine and other equipment.
Nearly a week after CPI-Maoist
cadres killed Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and five Policemen, Jharkhand
Police claimed to have made the first arrest in the case.
A 'sub-zonal commander' of PLFI,
a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, was arrested from Jorag village
in Gumla town Police Station area.
Pakur District Police arrested
another CPI-Maoist cadre, identified Vakil Hembram, of Charkadanga,
in connection with the ambush of Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and
his team in Kathikund area of Dumka District.
Jharkhand Police zeroed in on
the Maoist 'commander' who led the Maoists in killing Amarjit
CPI-Maoist cadres have attacked
a road project in Jhumra area of Bokaro District.
A former land mine laying expert
of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Girender Singh alias Green
alias Veyas alias Hariveyas alias Balram (50), was
arrested by Palamu District Police.
SFs recovered a powerful can bomb,
weighing 30 kilograms, from Saranda forest area in West Singhbhum
The CPI-Maoist hotbed Rajwar hills
in Kumandi forests, around 50 kilometres from Latehar District
headquarters, was freed from over 30 years of Naxal dominance,
in an intense 14-day-long operation that ended on July 10. DGP
Rajiv Kumar, who led the operation, said many rebel training camps
and hideouts were destroyed and a huge cache of ammunition was
Arjun Singh alias Babua
Singh, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander', carrying a reward of INR
200,000 for his capture, was arrested at Burhmu in Ranchi District.
Acting on a tip-off, Jharkhand
Police recovered 20 bags of Ammonium Nitrate in Koderma District.
Suspected cadres of PLFI, a breakaway
faction of CPI-Maoist, shot dead a BJP leader, identified as Dil
Bandhu Das, at Bhandartoli in Simdega District when he refused
to pay levy to them.
A 50-year-old woman was injured
when an IED planted by CPI-Maoist to target the Police exploded
at a hill-top in Latehar District. The incident occurred when
the woman went atop the hill at Kumandih to collect minor forest
produce injuring her right leg.
A PLFI cadre identified as Baignath
Singh sustained injuries in an encounter with the Police at Kasmar
village under Panki Police Station area of Palamu District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Ishaque Kandulna, was arrested by Jharkhand Police and CRPF
personnel from Goelkera area in West Singhbhum District.
A local court in Hazaribag District
sentenced two Maoists to death and two others to life imprisonment
for killing 14 people on April 14, 2001, in the District.
Inaugurating a village road and
a culvert near Saranda forests under Jaraikela Police Station
of West Singhbhum District, the Union Rural Development Minister
Jairam Ramesh dismissed the threat of Naxalism and said
he would continue to make field visits in pursuit of the ongoing
developmental works at different places.
Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested
Somra Hansda, a CPI-Maoist 'commander' and the mastermind of the
2011 Seraikela divisional jail break incident, from Hosakocha
village under Chowka Police Station area of Seraikela-Kharswan
Six cadres of PLFI were killed
in a factional clash with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Namsilli
village of Khunti District. Around 30 to 40 CPI-Maoist cadres
surrounded the PLFI cadres and opened fired indiscriminately,
killing six of them.
A 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist,
Somra Hansda, who masterminded the 2011 Seraikela divisional prison
break, was sent to the same jail on July 24 following interrogation
by the Intelligence Bureau and Crime Branch personnel.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres were reportedly
killed by the cadres of PLFI in Khunti District. Around 20 armed
PLFI cadres dragged the duo from Ramandag village into the forests
at around 10 pm and shot them dead.
PLFI cadres adduced three officials
of SBI and a driver of their vehicle. Pramod Kumar, manager, Panki
branch of the SBI, and two others - Anoop K Lal, field officer
and A Kerketta, accountant were abducted at gunpoint when they
were returning to Ranchi from Taal Ghatee in Palamu District.
Gumla District Police arrested
five PLFI cadres, including a 'sub-zonal commander', from two
separate places under the jurisdiction of Sisai Police Station
area and recovered arms and mobile phones from them.
A PLFI cadre, identified as Anil
Hassapurthy alias Sanjay, who sustained bullet injuries
during a clash with the CPI-Maoist a few days ago in Khunti, surrendered
before Ranchi SSP, Saket Kumar Singh.
One of the two PLFI cadres, identified
as Anil Purti (25), who escaped the July 23 attack by the CPI-Maoist
cadres in Murhu block of Khunti District that left six of them
dead, surrendered at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences.
Two villagers were assaulted and
later beheaded by PLFI cadres in Khunti District. The PLFI cadres
suspected that the villagers, working as para teachers, were associated
with the CPI-Maoist.
Gumla District Police arrested
five PLFI cadres including a 'sub-zonal commander', Bhaiyaram
Oraon, from two places under Sisai Police Station limits.
The NIA has concluded that an
M16 assault rifle recovered in Jharkhand in 2012 is genuine. The
rifle was seized from suspected CPI-Maoist courier Anil Kumar
Yadav and arms supplier Prafulla Kumar Malakar, both residents
of Bihar, in Hazaribagh District on August 29, 2012.
PLFI cadres shot dead, Jitendra
Kumar alias Bihari, a staff of a construction company,
in front of Karra Police Station in Khunti District. Police said
Jitendra Kumar was working for a criminal gang.
A PLFI cadre, was killed and two
others sustained injuries in an encounter between the Police and
the PLFI at Tupudana in Ranchi District. Police later arrested
the two injured cadres. Police recovered several empty cartridges
and three pistols from the incident site.
Four disgruntled PLFI cadres operating
under a new banner called 'Indian Tiger Army' were arrested under
Senha block forests in Lohardaga District. PLFI's self-styled
'sub-zonal commander' Dilip Yadav alias Virat Gop, Ramesh
Oraon, Veer Bhagwan and Bhadu Oraon were taken into custody after
Police received a tip off about their presence in the forest area.
The two officials of SBI, who
were abducted by PLFI cadres at Palamu District, were freed from
the clutches of their abductors by Police and two more PLFI activists
Two CPI-Maoist cadres have been
by killed in a factional clash with TPC in Pratappur forest of
Chatra District. A poster found along the dead bodies warned the
CPI-Maoist cadres of more such attacks in the future.
Police have found the body of
another CPI-Maoist cadre from Aana village under Chandwa locality
in Latehar District.
Latehar District SP said an encounter
took place between the cadres of TPC and Sangharsh Jan Mukti Morcha,
another splinter CPI-Maoist outfit, for supremacy in the region.
An unidentified miscreant, claiming
to be a Maoist 'commander' allegedly demanded INR 2.5 million
from Vishal Raj, a senior manager of BSL, and threatened to harm
his child if he did not pay up. Raj said that he received the
first extortion call on August 3 and then received some text messages
from the same person before getting another call on August 6.
LWEs belonging to the Krantikari
Kisan Committee (KKC), prohibited the residents of Jurmana village
under Barai panchayat (village level local self-Government
institution) of Nawadih Block in the Bokaro District from cultivating
paddy in 36.82 acres of farmland by hoisting red flags and putting
up posters in the area owing to a dispute over the terrain.
CRPF troopers and West Singhbhum
District Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres during a combing
operation from Saranda forest in West Singhbhum District.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres, who used
to supply logistics to their armed squads, were arrested from
Nichetola area of Ranchi District.
A case has been registered against
the owner of a firm, Ores India, and two of its employees
after Police arrested three Maoists and seized INR 2.8 million
collected as levy by the Maoists from the firm in West Singhbhum
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Badru Singh Sardar, was arrested and a cheque of INR 1.58 lakh
was recovered from him at Chowka under Chowka Police Station limits
in Saraikela-Kharswan District.
Jharkhand Police identified 264
PLFI cadres through a survey conducted by its intelligence officers
as part of its 'PLFI Action Plan'. This is first time that such
an identification programme has been conducted in the State.
The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a
29-year-old man, identified as Ashish Tuddu alias Phulchand, alleging
him of being Police informer. His body was found at Degagada under
Nawadih Police Station limits of Bermo Division in the Bokaro
Police seized large amount of
explosives including 1500 detonator pieces, 200 pieces of power
gel and five kilograms of ammonium nitrate and arrested a suspected
CPI-Maoist cadre in Koderma District.
An 'area commander' of PLFI, identified
as 'Kali Charan Naik, was arrested along with a rifle, one 9mm
pistol and other materials at Bakulda in Khunti District.
Naxals have damaged the boundary
wall of a Government school in Gomia block of Bokaro District.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said
that his government is ready to hold talks with the CPI-Maoist
if they gave up violence. He said, "We are ready for talks with
Maoists but they (Maoists) have to first stop violence."
The CRPF and District Police personnel
dug-out a high power liquid gelatin weighing 180 kilogram and
a 1,950 meters long codex wire during a combing operation at Ganjara
village of West Singhbhum District.
Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, which
is building two electricity plants in Jharkhand at a cost of USD
2 billion, halted all work following death threats from CPI-Maoist
cadres against developing an adjoining coal mine.
Jharkhand Police may soon set
up an anti-Naxalite cell to address the issue on the lines
of the Central Government's Naxal Management Division that works
under the supervision of the UMHA. Jharkhand DGP Rajiv Kumar said,
"We have already drafted a proposal for the creation of an anti-Naxalite
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a village
head, identified as Kapishwar Sahu, of Sahpur Panchayat
in the Hazaribagh District. He was abducted on August 19 by 10
to 15 Maoists from his house at Masurtoli village of Hazaribagh
A Police team intercepted two
bikes and seized 125 detonators and 150 pieces of gelatine sticks
in Giridih District. The two bike-borne men were arrested.
The National Investigation Agency
(NIA) probe regarding procurement of night vision goggles on forged
end user certificates of Jharkhand government concluded that the
night vision goggles were meant for the Bihar Police and not for
Maoists. Now the NIA is looking into the tender issued by the
Bihar Police for procurement of night vision devices to see what
forced the Indian company to forge the end-user certificate.
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre,
identified as Sanatan Baski, from Rola village of Pakur District.
He was allegedly involved in the killing of Pakur Superintendent
of Police (SP) Amarjit Balihar on July 2.
Police recovered an illegal mini-gun
factory and recovered 51 guns from the forests of Deoghar District.
The guns were in the process of being assembled at the factory
in Kishanpur locality under Margomunda Police Station when Police
raided the spot.
Jharkhand is set to erect camps
for CAPFs in 10 CPI-Maoist strongholds by the end of September,
2013. Five battalions of CAPFs - three CRPF and two SSB - who
have recently completed their jungle warfare training in Jharkhand,
are ready to spread out into the forests.
A CRPF trooper was killed in an
encounter with CPI-Maoists in Tebo Valley in West Singhbhum District.
Santosh Kumar Singh of 209 of CoBRA suffered splinter injuries
on his chest and was airlifted to Ranchi where he died.
SFs engaged in anti-insurgency
operation in the remote hilly terrain of Porahat forest in West
Singhbhum District recovered eight powerful landmines and defused
them. The bombs were allegedly laid by CPI-Maoist cadres to blow
up SFs engaged in combing operations in the area.
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and
killed a "police informer" in Bishunpur Police Station area in
Three extremists of the TPC were
arrested and arms and ammunition, uniform, extremist literature
and cellphones were seized from Sehal Bartoli village under Ghaghra
Police Station in Gumla District.
Jharkhand State Police is set
to modify its existing LWE-surrender Policy to prompt more Naxals
to lay down arms and join the mainstream. The State Chief Secretary
along with senior police officers will review the existing policy
on October 11. The State Police have uploaded crucial information
about the whereabouts of CPI-Maoist cadres and their supporters
in its digital database under advanced protection. The system
says that on an average 6000 LWEs operate in the State with about
10,000 sympathizers to back them.
Suspected Naxalites have forcibly
stopped the supply of bauxite from Latehar District to Hindalco
Industries' in Renukut of Sonbhadra District plant in Uttar Pradesh,
considered one of the biggest aluminium factories in Asia.
Acting on a tip off, Jharkhand
Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging
to PLFI in Torpa area of Khunti District.
SFs arrested a suspected Naxal
along with explosives from Chhotanagra Police Station area of
West Singhbhum District.
A Zonal Committee member of CPI-Maoist,
identified as Ram Chandar Mahto, was arrested by CRPF and Gomia
Police personnel from Dumari-Bihar railway station in Gomoh-Barkakana
route in Bokaro District.
SFs exchanged fire with CPI-Maoist
cadres at Mangramathan jungle, 15 kilometres off the nearest Police
Station of Harihurganj in Palamu District.
Two days after Jharkhand Police
said they had recovered pamphlets that allegedly dwelt on a plan
by CPI-Maoist to abduct Latehar District Collector Aradhana Patnaik,
the Maoists, in an audio-statement rubbished what they said was
a "police conspiracy".
LWEs in Jharkhand are using proxies
to file RTI applications to gather details about government projects
in order to target businessmen and contractors for extortion.
Police have recovered RTI documents from a training camp of PLFI
in Torpa forests which have details of 30-odd Government projects
under Khunti District Rural Development Agency, with names of
contractors and estimated costs.
A 10-year-old boy, identified
as Pardeshi Lohra, who was kidnapped by CPI-Maoist cadres to teach
him how to assemble and plant bombs died in an explosion during
one such training session in Latehar District.
Jharkhand Police said it is concerned
over CPI-Maoist acquiring the capacity to use chemical weapons.
Jharkhand Police have seized a
huge cache of arms and ammunition including rifles, bullets and
other belongings of the CPI-Maoist from Simdega District.
CPI-Maoist' Koel Sankh Zone has
declared three former cadres of the party who have joined the
political mainstream as 'traitors' and warned of trial by a jan
adalat (kangaroo court) if anyone supports their candidature
in the upcoming Assembly or Lok Sabha elections.
The Hussainabad Police of Palamu
District seized a couple of posters, purportedly put up by CPI-Maoist,
threatening the former DGP Vishnu Dayal Ram. Ram has joined the
BJP and is on a people contact mission in Palamu and Garhwa Districts
of the State.
Two CPI-Maoist sympathizers, identified
as Nanhu Yadav and Gopal Yadav, were arrested from Parsukhand
village in Garhwa District. They were allegedly providing information
to Maoists and supplying food to them.
A CPI-Maoist couple, identified
as Sohan Korwa alias Upendarji alias Manasji and
his wife Meena Korwa, was arrested by Bhandaria Police from Kheeratand
village in Hesatu forest of Garwah District.
A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Diggi, was arrested from Bada Bazar area of Chakradharpur
in West Singhbhum District. He is believed to be a close aide
Prasadji, a top Maoist leader.
The LGS of the CPI-Maoist decapitated
two people in Murhu block of Khunti District after holding a people's
court. The severed heads were found near the bodies dumped close
to a seasonal river. They were picked up by villagers and later
handed over to Police.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager,
identified as Kameshwar Bhuiya, in an unspecified location of
Jharkhand State Intelligence feels
that despite carrying out lesser number of attacks the LWEs are
not loosing strength in the State. The Intelligence Bureau has
reported that a total of 270 LWE attacks have taken place in Jharkhand
since January 2013 till September 15, 2013.
Suspected cadres of TPC, a breakaway
faction of CPI-Maoist, have beaten to death a PDS dealer in Nagar
Untari Police Station area in Garhwa District, after the latter
failed to pay levy of INR 45,000.
Local Police have recovered several
Maoist posters appealing constables to join their outfit and desert
the Police from Gomia railway station, Gomia chowk, Bank Moad
and other places in Bokaro District.
The SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist
informer, Ulfat Ansari (30), from the Bhelwa Ghati area in Giridih
District and recovered 41 kilograms explosives from him. His associate,
Majid Mian, 50, however, managed to flee from the spot.
Forty kilograms of explosive powder
and gelatine sticks were recovered from a CPI-Maoist cadre identified
as Ulfat Mian, near Buniatar village in Giridih District.
CRPF and Jharkhand Police arrested
a CPI-Maoist informer, identified as Ulfat Ansari (30), from Bhelwa
Ghati area of Giridih District and recovered 41 kilograms of explosives
from him. His associate, Majid Mian (50) however, managed to flee
from the spot.
CPI-Maoist beat up a 30-year-old
man, supervising construction of a 120-feet bride over Saryu nala,
around 30 kilometres from Latehar District bringing the work to
A raid was carried out at a camp
of Maoists at Tesafuli village in Giridih District of Jharkhand
and arms and ammunition were recovered.
CRPF have killed 46 Naxals
and arrested 174 of them including Maoists from different parts
of the State so far this year. They have also found a haul of
1,730 kilogram explosives, 298 landmines, 100 regular weapons
and 1700 ammunition from the LWEs from different parts of Jharkhand.
Five Security personnel were injured
during an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Kumandih Jungle
of Latehar District.
A JAP-I trooper was killed and
another injured in a landmine explosion suspected to have been
triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Gurabanda Police Station area
of East Singhbhum district.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Rajkishore Singh, was arrested from Bakhari village under Patahi
Police Station of East Champaran District, Superintendent of Police
Vinay Kumar said.
Suspected cadres of the PLFI,
a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist killed two persons, including
a JMM party worker near Kumhari village in Gumla District. PLFI
men shot them when they allegedly failed to pay 'levy'. The victims
were identified as Laxman Kansari (40) and Ashif Ansari.
PLFI extremists killed a student
of ITI, Rourkela in Odisha, named Kulan Barla (26), by axing him
and then chopping his body into three parts in Kamdara-Redwa road
near Murumkela forest under Kamdara Police Station in Gumla District.
After hacking him to death, assailants took away his motorcycle
and mobile phone.
In a major recovery of explosives,
SFs seized as many as 22 IEDs in Jharkhand. The operation was
carried out by CoBRA personnel and local Police in Amwatikar and
Manika areas of Latehar District.
The security forces fought a short
gun battle with the Maoist guerrillas at Halmadh village in Porahat
forest area under Tebo Police Station limits in the West Singhbhum
District. But there was no casualty from either side.
SFs demolished a training camp
of the CPI-Maoist and found six landmines and explosives in Halmadh
village in Porahat forest area under Tebo Police Station limits
in the West Singhbhum District.
Maoists raided a project site
of a private construction company in Vishungarh area of Hazaribagh
District and beat up four labourers of the company. The non-payment
of levy demanded by the Maoists is said to be the reason for the
Maoists set ablaze four tractors
and a bike in Hazaribagh District.
Hazaribag District SP Manoj Kaushik
has suspended officer-in-charge of the Bishnugarh Police Station,
Rameshwar Ram for ignoring warnings of CPI-Maoist attack on the
Dhanbad-based road construction company and its officials. The
firm is currently engaged in the construction of 20-Km stretch
between Gomia in Bokaro and Bishnugarh in Hazaribag, two highly
The CPI-Maoist in Palamu District's
Pipra block has warned villagers against giving land to the State
Government for construction of administrative buildings.
A 'sub-zonal commander' of the
CPI-Maoist, identified as Nirmalji, was arrested from Ekta Ghatee
village under Lesliganj Police Station area in Palamu District
of Jharkhand when he was trying to flee on a motorcycle.
PLFI, a breakaway faction of the
CPI-Maoist, killed three people at two places in Simdega District
of Jharkhand. According to Police, two people were shot dead in
Kolibera area of Simdega District. In the other incident, PLFI
killed a person by slitting his throat after accusing him of collecting
money in the organisation's name at Tethaitangar village of the
A Police official from Khuti District
of Jharkhand said that cadres of the PLFI, a breakaway faction
of the CPI-Maoist, are indulging in contract killing.
Palamu District Police arrested
Roshan Yadav, a sub-zonal 'commander' of PLFI, while going on
a motorbike in Palamu. Yadav was the mastermind behind the abduction
of three SBI employees from Panki on July 27 this year.
The Jharkhand Police recovered
a huge cache of explosives in Giridih District from near a culvert
in the Belwaghati forest.
A CPI-Maoist operative, identified
as Ujjal Sarkar, was arrested during a routine check of vehicles
in Golmuri area in Jamshedpur, the headquarters of the East Singhbhum
Police arrested three members
of the CPI-Maoists in Daltonganj District.
The Security Force personnel foiled
an attempt of the CPI-Maoist to blow up a road bridge near Pipra
village and recovered eight detonators from under the bridge situated
on National Highway 75 in the Maoist-affected Palamau District.
PLFI, a breakaway faction of the
CPI-Maoist, lost a 'commander' along with weapons and other ammunition,
in Police raids at the outfit's camp under Kandara and Raidih
Police Stations in Gumla District. 'Area commander' Charka Munda
alias Birsa reportedly swallowed poison soon after he was
caught by Police after an encounter.
Police also busted another PLFI
camp near Tilaitarn-Khatkhor area under Raidih Police Station
in the District. The SP said Police have seized huge number of
blankets and other items after camp being run by Gulab and Rajan
of PLFI was busted.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew
up two newly constructed rooms of a high school at Kurumgarh village
in Gumla District.
At least eight cadres of the PLFI,
a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, were arrested while they were
holding a meeting in Jharkhand's Palamau District. The arrested
extremists include PLFI 'zonal commander' Lakshman Yadav.
Maoists put up posters in Jharkhand's
Latehar District, threatening to kill top Bihar BJP leaders, including
former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
A former Maoist Ramesh Pramanik
(32) surrendered before Ranchi Police in Ranchi District. CPI-Maoist
had allegedly abandoned Pramanik (32) in 2011 when he had expressed
his growing disenchantment with left-wing extremism.
Suspected Maoists blew up an under-construction
building which was supposed to house the Ango Panchayat
in Hazaribagh District. The panchayat building falls under Churchu
Police Station of Hazaribag District.
One policeman was injured when
CPI-Maoist cadres exploded a landmine near Debar More on NH-75
in Latehar District. The incident happened in the afternoon when
an escort party was returning to Palamu from Ranchi with former
DGP V D Ram, who is now a BJP leader, responsible for the party
affairs in Palamu. The blast comes two days after at least 11
policemen, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Anup Badaik,
had escaped an attack on the same highway.
At least 12 land mines were recovered
in Jharkhand's Latehar District. Police said the land mines were
planted by CPI-Maoist cadres in the Patki jungle in Manika region,
around 130 km from Ranchi.
PLFI cadres killed a woman Panchayat
(local-self government institution) head, identified as Sathia
Devi, in Peebo area in Raidih Block of Gumla District. She was
first brutally thrashed with sticks, then her body was cut into
pieces using sharp knives and in the end she was shot dead. The
vicious attackers even disfigured her face using sharp weapons.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked several trucks and tried
to blow up a mobile tower in Palamu District while they engaged
SFs in a gun battle in Latehar District.
Latehar SP Michael S Raj said Maoists attacked
a Police party in Kumundi area around 1 am.
The Janhit Krantikari Party (Peoples' Welfare
Revolutionary Party) , a splinter group of the Maoists, called
for a 12-hour bandh (shut down strike) in Gumla and Simdega
Districts in protest against a panchayat (village level
local self government institution) head's killing on December
CPI-Maoist cadres planted a bomb at a petrol pump
in Kolibira area of Simdega District.
Maoists torched a vehicle at Ranchi-Khunti National
The TPC - a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist -
have been found to have offered a helping hand to villagers in
Palamu District to construct a road and undertake other developmental
initiatives, in an effort to restore normalcy in the area.
A private company has refused to take up electrification
work in some Jharkhand villages following threat from CPI-Maoist,
Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh said. The agency has given
in writing refusing to take up the work following the threat and
the Government would look into how it could be taken up, Singh
told the Assembly. Following the refusal, electrification work
has been affected in 657 villages in Latehar, Palamau and Garhwa
A joint operation conducted by Hazaribagh and
Bokaro District Police has led to the arrest of three hardcore
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted seven workers of a
construction company at gunpoint at Budhaniya village in Deoghar
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre in Hazaribagh
District. SP Manoj Kaushik said William Hansda (27), an expert
in handling all kinds of weapons, was arrested from Chalania forest
Another CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Manoj Kisku,
who had worked with the organisation for only four months in 2008
and then fled to Bokaro surrendered in Hazaribagh District.
||An alleged extremist,
stated to be a former cadre of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from
Kerwa village in Garhwa District.
Following a brief exchange of fire, Simdega District
Police and CRPF personnel in Jharkhand busted a gun manufacturing
unit run by PLFI near Mohuatoli under Bano Police limits in Simdega
District, 50 kilometres from Sundargarh District border in Odisha.
Two suspected PLFI cadres were killed by the chief
of the Janhit Kranti Party (Peoples Welfare Revolutionary
Party), Nagesiya, in Raidih.