Rebel TMC MP Kabir Suman claimed
that CPI-Maoist helped Mamata Banerjee win West Bengal assembly
elections in 2011.
The CRPF announced a 'Civic Action
Programme' in the CPI-Maoist infested Lalgarh area of West Bengal,
with an objective to effectively combat extremism and bridge the
gap between the villagers and the administration.
The West Bengal Police arrested
a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, accused of killing a farmer, from
Jhargram area of the State.
In a joint operation led by the
Counter Insurgency Force and Police about eight kilograms of explosives
and landmine-making equipment were recovered from a forest in
Bagmundi Police Station area in Purulia District of West Bengal.
According to the SIB of West Bengal,
the CPI-Maoist cadres are again regrouping in Jungle Mahal region.
Two landmines were recovered and
later defused in Lalgarh area of West Midnapore District of West
Kolkata Police's STF arrested
three gun-runners who have allegedly been supplying arms and ammunition
A CPI-Maoist action squad member
was arrested by joint forces of Police and paramilitary from Belpahari
area in West Midnapore District of West Bengal.
The SC stayed a Calcutta High
Court judgment directing West Bengal to treat arrested members
of the CPI-ML as "political prisoners" by declaring the outfit
a "political movement".
SFs recovered a huge cache of
arms and ammunition belonging to CPI-Maoist from Lalgarh area.
A CPI-Maoist cadre involved in
several cases of violence including the killing of a CPI-M leader
was arrested from Bankura District.
Acting on a tip off, the STF of
Kolkata Police, West Bengal, arrested two senior CPI-Maoist leaders,
identified as Sabyasachi Goswami alias Kishore and Zakir
Hussain, from Jadavpur area in Kolkata.
Top officials of CRPF have informed
the MHA about the regrouping of the CPI-Maoist in West Bengal.
Jhargram area Police of West Bengal
arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres and recovered skeletal remains
of three persons from them.
There is a 'high probability'
of political leaders coming under a Chhattisgarh-type attack during
the panchayat poll campaign in Jangalmahal, intelligence
The CPI-Maoist decided to field
sympathizers as independent candidates in the forthcoming panchayat
polls, in a significant shift from their earlier stance of
not taking part in electoral politics.
An "internal inquiry commission"
of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has blamed
Suchitra Mahato, the surrendered Maoist leader, for the death
of politburo member Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji in
an alleged encounter in Junglemahal area in West Bengal in November
2011. Branding her as a "traitor", the CPI-Maoist central committee
has approved "retaliation" against those involved in the "conspiracy",
saying they will be "punished when the time comes". The "inquiry
commission" has said Mahato, who was believed to be with Kishenji
during his last few days, lured him into a trap laid by Security
Forces. The "internal inquiry" has also identified the Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee as "one of the chief conspirators", and warned
that she will not be "spared".
A day after the attack on the
Congress rally in Chhattisgarh recently, Banerjee had said, "If
I die, there are people to take the Trinamool Congress ahead.
I have a hand-picked team of about 90 people who will take the
party forward." Her comment was believed to have been provoked
by the security threat. Her security has since been stepped up.
Four months after Kishenji's death,
Mahato surrendered before Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Writers
Buildings in March 2012.
In the view of the renewed threat
of CPI-Maoist in the State, the Centre has approved six additional
companies of CAPFs to West Bengal, State Home Secretary Basudeb
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee has alleged that the CPI-M had joined hands with the
CPI-Maoist to kill her in a bid to return to power in the State.
Ahead of the Panchayat polls,
posters issued in the name of the CPI-Maoist were recovered at
a few places in Jhargram in West Midnapore District.
Visiting Junglemahal to showcase
her Government's success in bringing peace in the former CPI-Maoist-hit
area, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the days of fear
were gone and vowed that they would not be allowed to return into
The CIF ADG, K L Tamta, held a
meeting with officers of all the eight Police Stations of Birbhum
District which have been identified as 'CPI-Maoist-prone'.
West Bengal Transport Minister
Madan Mitra said he has received a SMS which he claims is a threat
from the CPI-Maoist in the wake of his decision to form anti-terror
committees to thwart LWEs.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified
as Chunaram Tudu alias Chatu, was arrested from the forests
along the West Bengal-Jharkhand borders at Jhargram of West Midnapore
District. In another raid at Labh Kush jungle at Jhargram, the
District Police seized a single barrel gun and 18 kilogram of
STF of West Bengal Police arrested Joyeeta Das - a member of
Matangini Mahila Samity (Matangini Women Organisation)
and one of the key organizers of the Nandigram (West Bengal) land
agitation - on charges of her nexus with CPI-Maoist.
The Central Government sanctioned
INR 8.22 billion of road projects for three CPI-Maoist affected
districts of West Bengal. The clearance for 447 road projects
for the districts of Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur), Bankura
and Purulia comes soon after the Government approved INR 5.23
billion road projects for the State.
A PCPA leader was beaten to death
by angry villagers under Jhargram Police Station limits of West
A joint team of CRPF and District
Police recovered a five-kilogram landmine planted by CPI-Maoist
under Bolkunda bridge in Lalgarh area of West Midnapore District.
Warning the CPI-Maoist that West
Bengal Government would not allow violence to return to 'Jungle
Mahal' comprising Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore Districts
of the State, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her government
wanted development and not guns.
CPI-Maoist operating in Junglemahal
region has been told to go for poll boycott in tribal dominated
areas of West Bengal in the 2014 polls.
A, CPI-Maoist backed, PCPA leader,
identified as Hemanta Mahanta, was beaten to death by angry villagers
of Nedabahara in Jhargram area. According to eyewitnesses and
residents of the village, the villagers had earlier issued warning
to the Maoist not to come to their village.
A retired doctor of a public sector
undertaking, identified as Dr. Samir Biswas (65), was arrested
by the Asansol Durgapur Police Commissionerate in the West Bengal's
Bardhaman District from the residence of a relative in Asansol
on charges of sedition. Biswas had reportedly treated Mallojula
Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji, member of the Polit Bureau
of the CPI-Maoist who was killed in an encounter with security
forces in November 2010. He was absconding for the last three
years after a case of sedition was lodged against him in April
People's movement led by CPI-Maoist
cadres in Jangalmahal area of West Bengal is gaining ground once
again after Maoist military strategist Koteswara Rao alias
Kishenji's death, said Maoist ideologue Varavara Rao in
Kolkata. Rao is in the city to attend the second conference of
the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners.
Former civic Police constable,
Dilip Pramanik, an active member of Jungalmahal Unnayan Birodhi
Protirodh Committee (Committee against Anti-Jungalmahal
Development Forces) that is backed by the TMC, was injured when
CPI-Maoist cadres tried to abduct him from Tilai village under
Balampur Police Station area in Purulia District.