The State Government's industrial
policy announced in Mumbai has significant incentives for Naxal
affected areas and backward regions like Vidarbha.
A top CPI-Maoist identified as
Thakkalpalli Vasudeorao alias Asanna alias Satish
alias Vasu alias Sujit who carries a reward of INR 2.5 million
on his head, entered Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
CPI-Maoist cadres carried out
a small explosion near the venue of a sports event organised by
the Police Department for people along Dhanora-Heti road in Dhanora
in Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra.
CPI-Maoist cadres sabotaged road
construction work underway between Aheri and Medpalli on Bhamragad
Road near Mirkal village under Aheri tehsil of Gadchiroli
District, Maharashtra by setting ablaze three tractors and a JCB.
Police arrested the 'deputy commander'
of Kasansoor Dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Ramesh
alias Kaju Gawde, during anti-Maoist operation in Reknar
village in Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra
A group of around 40 cadres of
CPI-Maoist set ablaze 27 vehicles at a road construction site
near Lekha (Menda) village on Godalvahi-Dhanora road in Gadchiroli
District of Maharashtra.
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze three
vehicles, deployed at a construction site, on Sawargaon-Gyrapatti
road in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
SFs killed six CPI-Maoist cadres
including four top leaders, near Jimulgatta, in Aheri tehsil
of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
During a mass gathering earlier
this week at Potegaon in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, the
senior Police officials unveiled their plans to take five villages
in adoption for catalysing the developmental processes in such
Southern Gadchiroli Divisional
Committee of the CPI-Maoist criticised its former secretary Shekhar
alias Mallaya and his wife Vijaya who surrendered before
the Andhra Pradesh Government in 2012.
Sympathy for CPI-Maoist philosophy
with likelihood to indulge in various violent activities is not
sufficient ground to conclude that the accused are presently active
members of the Maoist organisation, the Bombay High Court held
while granting bail to four youths held from Pune in Maharashtra
allegedly for their Maoist links.
Top ranking Naxal leader Thakapalli
Vasudev Rao alias Assannna alias Satish alias
Sujit has entered Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
The CRPF narrowly escaped a CPI-Maoist
attack on them, near Sirpur village in the jungle of Pendhri,
in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
A Police team from CPI-Maoist-affected
Gondia District of Maharashtra was in Pune city to probe details
of an organisation 'Green Future Foundation' suspected to be a
front for the Maoists.
A CPI-Maoist leader, R Sambi Reddy
alias Prabhakar Reddy, was killed in an exchange of fire
between the Police and the rebels in Gadchiroli forest area in
Maharashtra Government said it
cannot be claimed that Naxal activities in Gadchiroli District
have ended until the movement comes to a complete halt.
| March 11
State Home Department informed
the legislature that it spent INR 2.91 billion for construction
of 10 fortified Police Stations in Naxal affected areas, besides
capital outlay for road transport.
| March 13
A special team of Gadchiroli District
Police which was carrying out search operation near Mungner and
Bodhin villages in Pendhri division near Chhattisgarh border came
under fire from the cadres of the CPI-Maoist.
| March 17
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a person
at Kothi village in Bhamragad tehsil of Gadchiroli District on
suspicion of being a Police informer.
Two commandos of Maharashtra's
Special Anti-Naxal Force, C-60, suffered bullet injuries in an
encounter with Maoists in a village in Gondia District.
Maharashtra Government adopted
a government resolution to hike by 50 per cent salary and dearness
allowance of Police personnel serving in Naxal affected areas.
Strengthening its capability for
anti-LWE operations, IAF will deploy a squadron of its latest
Mi-17 V-5 helicopters in Nagpur to cater to the needs of extremism-hit
States of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
A tribal youth, identified as
Bandu Durga Pungati (27), was allegedly axed to death outside
his house in Laheri village in Gadchiroli District by CPI-Maoist
cadres on suspicion that he was a Police informer.
||Video footage captured
on a CCTV camera of the Patrakar Bhavan in Pune shows three youths
arriving on a motorbike and pasting posters, which the Police believe
were released by the Maoists.
Gadchiroli District Police started
a "Campaign Nav Jeevan" to appeal to the Maoists from tribal
Districts to surrender by reaching out to their families.
Four tehsils of Gondia
District -- Gondia, Goregaon, Tiroda and Amgaon, which were removed
from the list of Maoist-affected areas on February 4, have again
been included in the list.
Maoists abducted three civilians
- Sabhash Gavade, Gagan Gawade and Vijay Madavi - from Daldal
Kuhi village under Salekasa tehsil in Gondia District.
Two cultural activists, who according
to the Maharashtra ATS have suspected links with the Maoists surrendered
at Nariman Point's Inox junction near Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.
Maoists reportedly opened fire
on a Police patrol team near Malewada village in Kurkheda division
of Gadchiroli District.
||Two activists of Kabir
Kala Manch - Sheetal Sathe and Sachin Mali - who staged a 'satyagraha'
outside the Maharashtra Assembly on April 2 were sent to custody
by a Mazagaon court following their arrest by the Mumbai Police.
Seven Maoist cadres were killed
in an encounter with Police in Bhamragad Division of Gadchiroli
Maharashtra Government is ready
to hold talks with those involved in Naxal activities and also
their sympathisers, State Home Minister R R Patil said in Mumbai.
Gadchiroli Police recovered five
bodies of Naxals who were shot dead in an encounter near Bhatpar
village on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border in Bhamragad division.
A search party of the CoBRA recovered
IEDs in the jungle of Rangi in Dhanora Division of Gadchiroli
SFs exchanged fire with the Maoists
in a brief encounter in Tadgunda jungle under Etapalli Sub-Division
of Gadchiroli District.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres, a Policeman
and two villagers were killed in an encounter between Maoists
and Commandos of an anti-Naxal unit, C-60, in a forest of Dhanora
in Gadchiroli District.
The Gadchiroli-based Western Regional
Committee of the CPI-Maoist has announced that it would participate
in a nationwide bandh (shut down strike) call given by
the Central Regional Bureau on April 27.
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a
Gram Panchayat building in Godalwahi village in Dhanora
Division of Gadchiroli District.
CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire
on a CRPF and District Police team near Jarawandi forest under
Etapalli Division of Gadchiroli District.
The call for Gadchiroli District
bandh given by the Western Regional Committee of CPI-Maoist
did not have much impact.
Two youths accused of promoting
Naxal ideology - Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaychor- wanted by the
Maharashtra ATS since 2011 were arrested by the State Police.
SFs found the decomposed body
of a woman, suspected to be a CPI-Maoist cadre, inside the forest
near Sindhesur village in Gadchiroli District.
A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed
by C-60 Commandos under Malewada Police Station in Kurkheda Sub-Division
of Hetalkasa jungle in Gadchiroli District.
A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres
opened fire on a team of C-60 commandos patrolling in Nurgunda
jungle near Bhamragarh-Kothi road in Gadchiroli District. Though
none of the SF personnel was injured in the encounter, Police
suspect that at least a couple of Maoists are injured. The Police
recovered some arms and ammunition from the site.
| June 5
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra
Pradesh and Odisha agreed to be on board for a coordinated offensive
with the central forces in the tri-junction of the Bastar jungles
from where the senior Maoist leadership operates.
Gadchiroli District Police recovered
arms and explosives from a well in a farm hardly few meters behind
the Gadchiroli Police Headquarters. Police refused to jump to
conclusions but also refused to rule out CPI-Maoist hand behind
the hidden cache of arms.
Twenty-eight cadres of the CPI-Maoist
from different dalams (squads) in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh
border areas have surrendered before Gadchiroli District Police
due to its initiative called 'Campaign Navjeevan'. The
campaign was launched in December 2012.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed
three persons including a Vice President of Lloyds near Nender
village in Etapalli tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.
The victims are - Jaspal Dhillon, VP, Lloyds, a sub-contractor
A. P. Mallikarjun Reddy and Police Patil Raju Sadmake. The Maoists
also left a pamphlet near the bodies. "The government is trying
to start mining in Surajagad and Damkodvadavi hills in Gatta.
This is our reply to the 'Janavirodhi' [Anti-people] policies
of the government…." read the pamphlet by CPI-Maoist. Gatta area
has been tense over a proposed JSW ISPAT Iron Ore Mining Unit
on Damkodvadavi hills which will affect many villages in Gatta
and Gardewada Gram Panchayat (village level local self-government
institution). Almost all the villages in this belt opposed the
project and the Maoists too backed them.
Statistics furnished by Gadchiroli
Police say 396 Maoists returned to the mainstream since 2005,
when the Government's surrender policy was launched with fresh
vigour. The list, however, is devoid of names from the top brass.
The record shows that so far only one Special zonal committee
member (SZCM) and two divisional committee members (DVC) have
surrendered in the last eight years, apart from 13 'commanders'
and another 15 'deputy commanders'.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a medical
store owner, identified as Lekhram Sabu Lilhare, in Darekasa village
of Salekasa taluka in Gondia District.
A Maoist cadre, identified as
Shivaji alias Chaitu Pada of Local Operating Squad Gatta
group, who was wanted in connection with a number of cases in
Etapalli taluka (administrative unit) of Gadchiroli District,
Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested
four people and seized a consignment of explosives, ammunition
and medicines being supplied to Maoists in a Government ambulance
near Bhamragarh of Gadchiroli District.
Gadchiroli Police arrested two
alleged Maoists and seized INR 35,000 from them in Koinvarshi
forest area. Police sources claimed they had a tip-off about a
Maoist meeting in Gatta (Jambia) area in Etapalli tehsil.
Police also detained a man and
woman over their suspicious presence in the area. The duo claimed
they were students and were doing research in Gadchiroli District
under a fellowship obtained through the Prime Ministers Gram Vikas
The Police exchanged fire with CPI-Maoist cadres
near Murgel village in Gadchiroli District.
CPI-Maoist cadre Chaitu Pada who
was arrested for involvement in the murder of Vice-president of
Lloyds Metals & Engineers and two others has revealed the conspiracy
of the triple murder to the investigators.
A fast track court in Nagpur acquitted
Angela Sontakke the alleged Maharashtra State Committee member
of the CPI-Maoist in a Maoist related case but convicted two others
under the UAPA.
Raj Reddy Pocham Gaddewar, a Police
constable was shot dead by four suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist
near Assarali Police Station in Gadchiroli District.
The Bombay High Court granted
bail to Sheetal Sathe, an activist of radical music group Kabir
Kala Manch and an alleged Maoist sympathiser, on humanitarian
grounds. Sathe is due to deliver her baby next month.
A group of CPI-Maoist cadres opened
fire at the newly inaugurated Sawargaon Police Station under Dhanora
division of Gadchiroli District.
A senior CPI-Maoist 'commander'
of Jantana Sarkar and member of 'Aheri area committee'
in Gadchiroli District is reported to have approached the Anti-Naxal
Operations cell with an intention to return to the mainstream
following his age-related complications.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a man,
identified as Arjun Petta Madavi (27), suspecting him to be a
Police informer, in Gadchiroli District. The body of Madavi was
found near Kalhed village in Sironcha division of the District.
Maharashtra Police's C-60 commandos,
along with a section of CoBRA commandos, shot dead six woman cadres
of CPI-Maoist and recovered arms and ammunitions after an encounter
near Mandri village in Etapalli division of Gadchiroli District.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered
before the Maharashtra Police in Gadchiroli District.
Dilip Narote, a resident of Yerkad
in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District, was shot dead
from point blank range by CPI-Maoist cadre. The Maoists labelled
Narote as Police informer before eliminating him in full view
of villagers at a prominent place.
CPI-Maoist has called a bandh
in Gadchiroli and Gondia Districts on July 15 to protest the killing
of fellow women cadres in recent encounters.
The Naxal-affected Districts
of Gadchiroli and Gondiya will soon get a 'special development
authority' to curb red-tapism and thereby expedite development,
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced in the Assembly.
A bandh called by CPI-Maoist
protesting against the alleged Police encounters, including in
which six woman Maoists were killed recently at Medhri village
in Etapalli taluka of Gadchiroli District, evoked partial
response in the District.
A magisterial inquiry has been
ordered into the death of six suspected women CPI-Maoist cadres,
who were killed in a Police encounter near Mendhri in Etapalli
taluka of Gadchiroli District.
The Bombay HC refused to grant
anticipatory bail to a former Zilla Parishad President
and NCP leader from Gadchiroli, Bandopant Mallelwar, accused of
providing explosives to Naxal groups.
Fourteen CPI-Maoist cadres, belonging
to remote and tribal villages of Gadchiroli District and adjoining
Chhattisgarh State, surrendered before Maharashtra Home Minister
R. R. Patil.
RR Patil said Naxals are
the biggest stumbling block in the development of Gadchiroli District
Mumbai Commissioner of Police
Satyapal Singh suggested that imposing curfew, slapping collective
fine and taking to task sarpanch and elders in villages
found to be giving food and shelter to Maoists are some of the
measures to cripple the Naxal menace.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, Pintu Jawahar
Paswan (23), belonging to Gaya District in Bihar, was arrested
from Mumbai. The Mumbai Crime Branch and Jharkhand Police raided
a construction site at Mulund in Mumbai and arrested Paswan.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian,
identified as Zanardan Jhade (45) of Marneli village, in Gadchiroli
Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil
underlined the urgent need of forming a District Development Authority
for Gadchiroli stating that both, the system and the CPI-Maoist
are posing a great development challenge in the Maoist-infested
Police officers serving in Maharashtra's
Naxal-affected areas will now be eligible for quicker promotions.
A proposal to this effect has been approved by the State as an
incentive for officers posted in the hinterland, especially in
Gadchiroli District Police arrested
52-year-old Prashant Rahi alias Prashant Sanglikar, an
Uttarakhand-based journalist-turned-activist, along with Vijay
Teerki of Chhattisgarh, for their alleged links with CPI-Maoist.
The Maharashtra State Anti-Naxal
Operations unit now has a special propaganda cell for countering
the campaigns triggered by the CPI-Maoist either to corner the
SFs or to show it in poor light.
Police seized a cache of arms
after an exchange of fire took place between them and the CPI-Maoist
cadres in the forests of Kharkadi village in Dhanora tehsil of
Taking advantage of curtailed
Police movement during rainy season, the CPI-Maoist in Gadchiroli
District have been quietly rebuilding their bases shaken by intensive
combat and peace operations by the Police.
Ravindra Kadam, DIG, Anti-Naxal
Range, has said in an interview that Police have enough evidence
to establish that Prashant Rahi is a CPI-Maoist cadre.
Three Police personnel were killed
in a CPI-Maoist attack near Gyarabatti area of Gadchiroli District.
Five persons have been arrested
in connection with the killing of three Police troopers during
a CPI-Maoist attack in Gadchiroli District last week.
SFs killed two CPI-Maoist cadres
near Hiddoor village of Etapalli Sub-division in Gadchiroli District.
A C-60 Commando Ganpat Madavi was also killed in the encounter
while another was seriously injured.
Maharashtra state committee of
the CPI-Maoist called for Vidarbha bandh (general shut
down strike) to protest the Government's failure to extend genuine
assistance to farmers of eastern Maharashtra, which was severely
hit by excess rains and flooding this year. The Maoists claimed
that Police's repressive policy and natural disaster have taken
a heavy toll of farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.
A head constable, attached to
Jarawandi Police Station in Etapalli tehsil (revenue unit)
in Gadchiroli District, was hurt in a brief gun battle with CPI-Maoist
cadres. Preliminary inquiry suggested that the Maoists could be
part of Kasansur LOS.
Four District Police personnel,
including Police outpost in-charge of Halwada in Etapalli tehsil
(revenue unit), were injured in a blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist
The Maharashtra Government had
sent a proposal to Nagpur collector for setting up a helipad at
Government Medical College for treating Police and armed forces
personnel who get injured in encounters with CPI-Maoist in Gadchiroli.
Ten CPI-Maoist cadres, including
a 'deputy platoon commander' and four couples, surrendered before
Gadchiroli Police. The surrender was formalised at a programme
presided over by the Additional Director General of Police (Law
and Order), Ahmed Javed.
Two Commando-60 troopers were injured during an
exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in the outskirts of Rengawahi
village of Etapalli division in Gadchiroli District.
A contractor, identified as Dhananjay Padishala,
was arrested from Gadchiroli District for allegedly carrying a
consignment for CPI-Maoist.