Tamil Nadu Timeline 2014
Naxal Special Duty wing of the
Dharmapuri District Police seized 332 gelatine sticks and 600
electric detonators from the house of a farmer in Thonnaiyankottai
near Karimangalam in Dharmapuri District.
Combing operations were intensified
in Tamil Nadu forests to flush out CPI-Maoist cadres after a four-member
armed squad threatened a Police Constable in Kerala with dire
consequences if officials of three southern states tried to prevent
their activities in tribal areas.
Six persons, who were allegedly
being trained by Naxals for the past six months in Dharmapuri
and Andhra Pradesh, were arrested by the Police at Natham Colony
in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu.
One person suspected to be supplying
explosives to CPI-Maoist in Odisha, was arrested at his residence
in NGO Colony in Sattur town in Virudhunagar District.
Six persons, identified as S.
Sakthi (38), M. Durai (46), C. Santhosh (22), S. Adhiyaman (22),
G. Ashokan (27), and G. Shankar (36,) of Natham Colony in Naikankottai
village in Dharmapuri District, who were arrested by the Dharmapuri
Police on June 28 for their alleged participation in arms training
given by the associates of elusive CPI-Maoist leader Kalidass,
were detained under the NSA.
The Maoists are making efforts
to strengthen its influence in South India, particularly on the
tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, said Minister
of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha. He
further said Maoist's plans include creating a base on the border
of Kerala and Karnataka.
'CRPF has effectively stopped
the CPI-Maoist from recruiting Naxals from villages, said CRPF
IG (southern state), Mandava Vishnuvardhana Rao, who was speaking
at the CRPF training college at Kurudampalayam in Coimbatore District
of Tamil Nadu. "Maoist movements have been controlled in various
states by the CRPF. There is no fresh recruitment from tribal
villages and Naxalism will end soon," said Rao.
'Vigil has been stepped up at
Kinnakorai, Geddhai, Hiriyaseegai, Upper Bhavani and Manjoor in
Tamil Nadu and the surroundings along the Kerala border in the
Nilgiris following reports of CPI-Maoist activity in some of the
tribal villages in the Kerala forests. This comes in the wake
of intensified combing operations across the border in Kerala.
Security Personnel in Kerala had been combing Karikankunnu, Varadimalai,
Mel Thottam and Mukkoli near Attappadi in Kerala in search of
nine suspected Maoists reportedly engaged in propaganda among
tribals for the past three months.
'Two persons, identified as Soman
(45) and Rajesh (27), were arrested near Gudalur in Nilgiris District
of Tamil Nadu, in connection with a case relating to the manufacture
of country made guns. Police said, a country made gun was recovered
from a jeep found abandoned in the Pandiyar forest range. Investigations
led to the arrest of Soman, an ironsmith who used his unit to
manufacture guns. A few country made weapons were seized from
the unit. Later, Rajesh, a buyer, was arrested. Since the accused
was residing near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, and it is suspected
that CPI-Maoist activity was on the rise in some areas there,
various agencies have started probing the matter.
The Dharmapuri District Police and the forest
department launched a joint search operation for eight people,
including two women, who are said to be staying in the reserve
forest in Morappur division.
Source:Compiled from news reports and