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Telangana Timeline 2015



January 5

Around 30 CPI-Maoist cadres went on a rampage setting ablaze six vehicles at Tekulagudem in Wajedu mandal of Khammam District near the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border.

January 9

Four teams of CPI-Maoist cadres consisting of 12 members, including Area Committee member Atram Shobhan alias Charles, entered Adilabad District from Chhattisgarh and are reportedly recruiting cadres. They are trying to regain their glory and also planning to merge the District from North Telangana zone into Dandakarayana zone.

January 12

The Deverakonda Police unearthed a CPI-Maoist dump on the outskirts of Kambalapalli village under Chandampet mandal in Nalgonda District.

January 13

The Karimnagar District Police have foiled the attempt of the CPI-Maoist to revive party activities in the District with the arrest one Maoist and two of his associates. The Maoist was identified as Botla Rajendra Kumar (48), and the other two are Sunil Kumar (53), an illegal arms dealer from Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), and his assistant Vikas Kumar (31).

January 16

Merging Chintoor mandal along with six other mandals of Khammam District of Telangana that face submersion due to Polavaram project into the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh received criticism from locals and it also makes the task of controlling activities of CPI-Maoist much tougher for the Police.

January 20

A CPI-Maoist couple surrendered before Police in Warangal District. B Bhikshapathi, a 'divisional committee member' carrying a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, surrendered along with his wife P Rukmini before Warangal Urban SP A.K. Jha. Rukmini was carrying reward of INR 100,000, SP Jha said.

January 22

CPI-Maoist-is slowly finding a fresh foothold in Telangana thanks to a botched up division of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh State. Intelligence assessments point at Maoists re-entering the region from where they had been painstakingly pushed out by concerted effort from State Police and Central Forces towards the close of the 2000 decade.

February 1

A CPI-Maoist couple, Reddaboina Swamy alias Janardhan and his wife Shyamala, surrendered before SP B. Sumathi at the District Police headquarters in Medak District of Telangana. The Maoist couple hailed from Medak District. Swamy is native of Balwantapur village in Dubbak mandal and joined Giraipally Dalam in 2000 and later worked in Narsapuram Dalam and then left for Nallamala along with his wife Shyamala. He worked as a guard to State committee secretary, Akkiraju Harigopal alias RK.

February 12

The CPI-Maoist called for a bandh in five states, including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, on February 20 to protest the anti-people's activities of the State and Central governments. In a press release, the Maoists' Central Regional Bureau 'spokesperson' Pratap accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao as well as the CMs of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra of implementing destructive and anti-people policies. He said the bandh would be observed for 24 hours but emergency services would be exempted.

February 14

The Bhadrachalam Sub-Division Police of Khammam District claimed to have foiled a bid by CPI-Maoist cadres to plant explosives in the Korkatpadu forest area to kill Policemen. This came to light after the arrest of four persons, including a Maoist 'special guerrilla squad member' and a 'militia commander' in Charla mandal of Khammam District. Police sources said a joint team of Policemen and CoBRA force arrested Madakam Deva (20), an alleged member of the CPI-Maoist SGS, and three others during combing operation in the morning. The team seized one directional mine and one landmine besides 100 metres of electric wire, two electrical detonators and one electric battery from them. The others arrested are 'militia commander' Madakam Jogaiah (21), 'militia member' Podium Andha (19) and 'militia member' Ravva Bhadra (20).

Adilabad SP Tarun Joshi handed over two cheques worth INR 700, 000 to surrendered Maoist couple Ade Prabhu alias Chandram of Kuntala village in Neredigonda mandal in Adilabad District and Talandi Kantha alias Sujata of Aheri in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra. The dalam 'commander' and his wife had surrendered on September 26, 2014. SP Joshi said those who wanted to surrender could do so by calling him on 9440795000.

February 20

Wall posters bearing the name of CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram 'area committee' opposing Polavaram project, the "third phase of Operation Green Hunt", "anti-tribal and pro-corporate policies" were spotted in Charla mandal of Khammam District.

February 25

Warrangal SP AK Jha has urged the underground CPI-Maoist cadres to surrender and join the mainstream. He wanted the Maoists to come out and make use of rehabilitation package being offered by Telangana government. Jha gave away a cheque of INR 100000 to Eturunagaram Dalam command G. Papa Rao alias Ranji, who surrendered recently.

March 2

The Bhadrachalam Sub-Division Police of Telangana stepped up vigil along the Chhattisgarh border following some inputs about the possible movement of a top CPI-Maoist leader - Ramanna - in the areas close to the inter-State border. Acting on the unconfirmed reports that special zonal committee 'secretary' of the Dandakaranya region was moving along with his ailing wife for the latter's treatment, the Sub-Division Police kept a close watch on the hospitals in the mandals bordering Chhattisgarh. There are unconfirmed reports that Ramanna is likely to surrender along with his wife. However, a Warangal report quoting top Police officials said they have no information that Ramanna was surrendering before the Police. Warangal Range DIG B. Malla Reddy denied any such developments.

March 20

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly put up handwritten wall posters near Devarapalli and Kudunuru villages in Charla mandal of Khammam District, demanding hike in wages for tendu leaf (leaves of diospyros melonoxylon used for rolling bidis) collectors. The posters bearing the name of Maoist Venkatapuram area committee demanded adequate wages, insurance cover and other social security measures for tendu leaf collectors in the Agency areas. Sources said that similar posters were spotted in a few remote tribal hamlets in Venkatapuram mandal bordering Chhattisgarh on March 19.

March 27

Five Naxalites belonging to the CPI-ML-Janashakti, identified as Vempati Kumar alias Ganganna, Edulakanti Linga Reddy alias Shyam Prasad Reddy, Jangalam Shankar, Chandupatla Suresh alias Suri and Akkula Raju, were arrested by the Machareddy Police in Nizamabad District. SP S. Chandrashekar Reddy said that on a tip-off that the Naxalites were assembling in Ratnagiri forest, Sub-Inspector of Police G. Naresh and his team of constables rushed to the spot. On seeing them, the Naxalites took to their heels. However, the Police managed to arrest them after some resistance. The Police also recovered two tapanchas, one country made revolver and one country made pistol, 50 detonators, 16 rounds of bullets, revolutionary literature, threat letters and diaries from them.

March 31

Four top CPI-Maoist cadres were produced before a Court in Telangana in connection with the murder of the then Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Duddilla Sripada Rao in 2009. Jaspal Singh, Amit Bagchi, Akhilesh Jadav and Pramod Mishra, who are 'central committee members' of CPI-Maoist were produced before the Karimnagar Additional Judicial First Class Magistrate.

Anti-Naxal intelligence sleuths of the Telangana State Police have confirmed that the first Telangana Maoist plenary was conducted recently, in which Vepa Narayana alias Haribhushan, has been elected as state secretary. The Police said the meeting was not conducted in Khammam, as claimed by the Maoists. It was instead held in Chhattisgarh, bordering Khammam District.

A senior intelligence official said, "The plenum was conducted in the last week of February. It was a state committee plenum. The Maoists couldn't conduct it in Telangana due to continuous vigil and combing operations. They had to hold it in Chhattisgarh. There is not much Maoist movement in Telangana. Only a few instances of Maoists guerrilla squads moving around has been reported from Adilabad and Khammam."

According to the Police, there are around 75 to 80 Maoist cadres operating along Telangana borders. The Maoists' Telangana committee made 10 resolutions including resolution against the TRS government policies, farmers' suicides, support for victims of land acquisition and those affected by the Kawal tiger reserve and the Polavaram project. Maoists also decried removal of ration cards and alleged that the Adivasis were tortured.

April 1

Senior leader of the CPI-Maoist Nimmala Saramma alias Jyoti alias Sharada who was Bastar Area divisional committee member, carrying INR 500,000 reward on her head, surrendered to the Police in the presence of SP A.K. Jha in Warangal District of Telangana. Saramma is wife of another senior leader Muppidi Sambaiah alias Jangu alias Vikas.

A dalam member of CPI-Maoist LOS, identified as Madivi Nandu alias Ramesh (26) was arrested by a joint team of Police and CRPF personnel in Battigudem reserve forest area in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. He was allegedly involved in three murder cases and several incidents of exchange of fire with the police besides felling trees and other offences in Bhadrachalam division as a member of the LOS since 2012.

April 4

CPI-Maoist 'commander' of Charla LOS, Shyamala Dharmaiah alias Dharmanna (38), surrendered before Bhadrachalam ASP R Bhaskaran in Kothagudem in Khammam District of Telangana. According to Police sources, Dharmanna hails from Tekuleru in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh. He joined the outlawed outfit in 2010. He worked as a member of Sabari Area Committee and Deputy Commander of the LOS before being elevated to the position of Commander of Charla LOS in January 2015.

April 9

CPI-ML (New Democracy) Gundala area dalam 'commander' Dubbaka Ramaiah alias Jagganna (60), was arrested by the Police at Komararam in Yellendu mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. Jagganna hails from Samithi Singaram village in Manuguru mandal. He was involved in four criminal cases and an exchange of fire with the Police in the District.

April 18

CPI-Maoist activist Macha Suguna alias Aruna alias Shanta surrendered in the presence of OSD Sanpreet Singh at the District Police headquarters in Warangal District of Telangana. She was the in-charge and area committee member of the Maoist party Janatana Sarkar Krishi wing, which is one of the nine departments of Janatana Sarkar being run in Dandakaranya of Chhattisgarh State.

April 21

A couple alleged to be members of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bhasker alias Ravi alias Sukhdev (40) and Shyamala alias Sunitha (30), surrendered before the Police in Warangal District of Telangana. Sukhdev, carrying INR 500,000 reward on the head, is a Maoist Khammam 'district committee member' working for its Special Guerrilla Squad, while his wife Sunitha is a 'district committee member'. Around 14 cases were booked against Bhaskar in Eturunagaram, Pasra, Tadvai and Mangapet Police Stations. He was allegedly involved in incidents of opening fire in Ailapur and Maqnoor. Allegedly, he and his wife involved in a murder case in Rajannapet village of Eturunagaram mandal. In 2012, they also allegedly murdered home guard N Naresh at Parnashala of Bhadrachalam.

April 22

Four members of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered Maoists are identified as Veko Moti alias Poyam Sarita, the LGS 'commander', Poyam Bomda alias Anil, the LOS 'commander' of Maoists in Telangana and Kurham Pandu and Arjun Voyami, who worked for Maoists in Chhattisgarh, surrendered before Bastar range IG of Police S.R. Kalluri.

April 29

Two CPI-Maoist cadres including a 'militia commander' were arrested by the Police in Chennapuram forest area in Charla mandal of Khammam District. Paddam Kamaiah, Secretary, RPC, Chennapuram and Ravva Bheemaiah, 'militia commander' of Bakkachingalapadu of Charla mandal were arrested by a Police team during an anti-Maoist operation in Chennapuram forest area. The detained RPC secretary was allegedly involved in around 50 offences including several murder cases and incidents of arson besides one bank robbery case in Bhadrachalam Division in the last few years.

Posters warning people against setting of polluting industries appeared in the name of Communist Party of India--Marxist-Leninist [CPI-ML] Spokesperson Jagan at Siddipet town in Medak District. The posters were pasted near the RDO, one of the main centres at Siddipet.

May 3

Nizamabad District Police administration has decided to adopt Manala village at Kammarpally mandal (administrative unit) in the District, which was once a stronghold of CPI-Maoist, to help the village achieve overall development according to national development indicators. The District Police has prepared an action plan to provide transport connectivity to all backward villages.

May 4

A joint team comprising Bhadrachalam sub-division Police personnel and the CRPF arrested four alleged CPI-Maoist militia members and a dalam member in Chennapuram forest area in Charla mandal in Khammam District. The arrested include Badisa Ungaiah (23) and Madakam Ganga (25), besides three 17-year-old youths, hailing from three tribal habitations in Charla mandal in Bhadrachalam division.

May 30

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a tribal youth, identified as Kurusam Balakrishna (30), dubbing him as a 'Police informer' in Unjupalli forest area of Charla mandal in Bhadrachalam division in Khammam District. Suspected Maoists allegedly whisked away Balakrishna, of Lakshmipuram village in Venkatapuram mandal, into the forest area a few days ago and grilled him over his alleged role as 'Police informer' before killing him, sources said. The rebels reportedly dumped his body alongside a kutcha road leading to Pusuguppa village and left behind a poster in the name of CPI-Maoist district committee at the spot in the early hours of Sunday (May 31). The rebels, through the poster, alleged that Balakrishna acted as a "Police informer".

July 3

The Husnabad Police of Karimnagar District arrested a CPI-Maoist 'deputy commander', identified as Musaki Adma, (22), and seized 37 gelatine sticks from his possession. The arrest of the Maoist leader attains importance in view of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's bus travel in Husnabad region on July 4 to participate in the Haritha Haaram programme.

July 15

SPF Police arrested a youth, suspected to be a CPI-Maoist cadre, from the MGM hospital in Warangal city in Telangana. The Police seized a firearm from his possession.

July 21

With the UMHA giving its nod for setting up four India Reserve battalions in Telangana, the State Police Department has zeroed in on four Districts to create campuses in nearly 200 acres. IRs will come up in Ranga Reddy, Warangal, Khammam, Adilabad/Medak Districts in the next one year. The four IR battalions were proposed to be set up in Telangana recently on the grounds that it is one of the 12 Maoist-affected states in the country.

July 29

A 20 to 25 member strong dalam of the CPI-Maoist was sighted in the villages in Vaipet forest area under Indervelli mandal of Adilabad District of Telangana and another handful of them at Parkal and Bhupalpalli of Warangal District of Telangana and a few places in Nizamabad District of Telangana in the last few weeks. The presence of the Maoists gains significance in view of the ongoing Martyrs Week across the country's Maoist-influenced areas. Banners, purportedly written by Mylarapu Adellu alias Bhaskar, Maoist 'divisional committee member' and Atram Shobhan alias Charles, 'area committee member', sprung up in Tiryani and Somwarpet in Khanapur exhorting people to participate in the Martyrs Week.

August 19

The Viplava Karmika Samkhya, a front organization of the CPI-Maoist, has sent a pamphlet to a newspaper office in Nalgonda (Telangana) warning the management of Oil Country Tubular Limited (OCTL) located at Narketpally, Ministers T. Harish Rao and Nayani Narasimha Reddy and Nakrekal MLA Vemula Veeresham on the issue of "removing about 500 employees from the company". Signed by VPS Secretary Azad, the two-page pamphlet alleged that the TRS Government had colluded with management of the OCTL. According to the pamphlet, the management had been exploiting the workers for over 30 years without following basic labour laws such as payment of minimum wages and holidays.

August 23

The Venkatapuram Police have arrested an alleged CPI-Maoist militia member and two couriers from Chhattisgarh during a vehicle checking drive near Charla in Bhadrachalam Division of Khammam District. The arrested include "Maoist militia member" Kunjam Deva (20) of Charla in Khammam District, "couriers" - Karam Hanumanthu (19) and Kambala Satish (28) of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh.

August 30

A five-member armed gang, including a former CPI-Maoist cadre, was arrested by the Choutuppal Police in Nalgonda District on the charges of conspiring to loot a petrol tank. The Police seized a country-made weapon from them.

September 6

Handwritten posters bearing the name of CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram area committee have reportedly sprung up on the fringes of Botigudem forest area in the tribal sub-plan mandal of Charla in Khammam District.

September 10

Disillusioned with party ideology and ill-health, CPI-Maoist 'deputy commander' of Eturu Nagaram and Mahadevpur committee Katrevula Lingaiah (24) surrendered in the presence of SP D Joel Davis in Karimnagar District. He worked as dalam member and later elevated as 'deputy commander' of Karimnagar, Khammam and Warangal Eturu Nagaram and Mahadevpur area committee.

September 15

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the Police in Vengayapally area of Tadwai mandal in Warangal District. The two dead Maoists were yet to be identified. Other Maoists in the group were reported to have escaped into the forest.

The two Maoists who were killed in an encounter in Warangal District have been identified as Sruthi alias Mahitha (23), native of Waddepally, Hanamkonda and an engineering graduate, and Vidyasagar Reddy alias Sagar (32), native of Dharmasagar mandal of Warangal District. It is suspected that Karimnagar-Khammam-Warangal Maoist party 'secretary' Damodar and several others managed to escape from the spot. Police recovered two weapons - one .303 and a carbine and several kit bags -from the scene.

The parents of Sruthi, Sudarshanam and Rama Devi, alleged that their daughter was killed in a fake encounter. They told the media that their daughter was arrested, tortured and killed in a cruel manner by the Police.

The parents of Vidyasagar Reddy alias Sagar remained silent over the death of their son. Sagar, who completed tenth class, used to work as a car driver and worked with a private seeds company before joining the Maoist party just one month back, the parents said.

September 16

Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma said that the Police would effectively thwart any attempt by the CPI-Maoist for resurgence in the State. The DGP further said that there was no Maoist ideology left in the State. "Our policy is very clear; we will not allow them to gain ground. We will not give any scope for them to resurface in the State and any attempts will be effectively foiled," he added. To a question of educated youth joining the movement, the DGP said that they were isolated cases. "It is basically because of personal choice that they joined the movement and there is no recruitment of students," he said.

About a decade after several Police Stations were moved from their locations in CPI-Maoist-affected areas in Mahbubnagar District to more secure and urbanised areas, as many as 15 Police Stations have started functioning from their original locations again. The shifting exercise that began five months ago will be completed soon.

September 18

Telangana Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres of the Khammam-Karimnagar-Warangal committee in Eturunagaram forest area of Warangal District. The three men arrested were identified as Kovasi Ganga alias Mahesh (23), Vetti Bheemalu (20), Pujari Kistaiah (30).

September 21

Telangana State Government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the recent encounter wherein two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in forests of Govindaraopet mandal. In a reported exchange of fire between the Police and Maoists, two Maoists - Sruthi and Vidyasagar Reddy were killed on September 15.

September 23

The recent spotting of CPI-Maoist cadres in Telangana was the result of a rift between the Maoists belonging to Chhattisgarh and Telangana, a top Telangana Police official said and ruled out the resurgence of the Maoist movement in the State. It is because of the dispute between Chhattisgarh and Telangana cadres some Maoists had returned to their native State.

September 25

CPI-Maoist Karimnagar-Khammam-Warangal 'secretary' Damodar has warned the Telangana State Government of payback for the September 15 encounter in which two Maoists, Shruti and Vidyasagar Reddy, were killed by the Police in Warangal District. He also called for a bandh on September 28 in the three districts in protest against the encounter.

October 9

Following ill-health, CPI-Maoist dalam 'commander' Burra Baghya alias Aruna has surrendered before Karimnagar District of Telangana, SP, D Joel Davis. In a press note, the SP said that the Baghya, a native of Subhashnagar locality in Husnabad mandal, joined the group when she was studying Intermediate in 1998. She worked as dalam member in Karimnagar (Telangana), Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The SP had immediately shifted the surrendered Naxalite to a hospital for treatment. He promised to provide reward amount of INR 500,000 and other government rehabilitation to her.

October 23

An exchange of fire occurred between the personnel of a special party Police team and the underground cadres of CPI-ML New Democracy at Pandipampula forest area in Bayyaram mandal in Khammam District.

October 29

Wall posters that appeared near AP Rayons Factory at Kamalapur under Mangapet mandal in Warangal District of Telangana, caused commotion among people and Police. The posters were issued in the name of KKW committee 'secretary' Damodar. They featured a threat issued to Minister A. Chandulal, and TRS leader Umesh Reddy, holding them responsible for recent encounter in which Sruthi and Vidyasagar Reddy were killed by the Police. They threatened to kill all those responsible for the encounter.

October 30

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a Gond tribal youth, identified as Kursenga Ballal Sha, from the remote Kheriguda village in Tiryani Revenue unit of Adilabad District of Telangana, accusing him of being a 'Police informer'.

November 2

CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted a tribal brother duo at Gopera under Tiryani mandal in Adilabad District, branding them as 'Police informers' and anti-people. A band of 10 to 14 armed Maoists went to Gopera and took Pendur Sudhakar (40) and his brother Tukaram (35), belonging to the Gond tribe, into the nearby forests. Later, they were let off with a warning after being assaulted.

November 10

CPI-Maoist released a forest official, identified as P Mohan Rao abducted by them on November 9 from Telangana-Chhattisgarh border near Cherla mandal headquarters in Khammam District of Telangana. According to sources, while P. Mohan Rao, an assistant beat officer and his colleague K. Koteswara Rao were on their way to Chennapuram forest in a motorcycle, two suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist stopped them and took Mohan with them.

In less than 24 hours after being whisked away by suspected Maoists from a forest fringe village in Charla mandal, Mohan, an Assistant Beat Officer of the Forest Department, returned home safely. According to sources, the suspected rebels let him off after questioning about a local "podu land" issue in the forest area adjoining Chhattisgarh State.

November 11

A militia platoon section commander and five militia members of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police during two separate search operations in the forest area in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. The arrested militia platoon section commander was identified as Madavi Jogaiah of Rallapuram in Charla mandal, Police said. A country made tapancha with two live cartridges was seized from him.

November 13

Handwritten wall posters seeking remunerative prices for agricultural produce have sprang up in the name of the CPI-Maoist Sabari 'area committee' at different locations in Dummugudem mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. Several wall posters written in the name of the Maoists surfaced at Lakshminagaram and Mulkapadu villages in the mandal in the small hours of the day.

November 15

The movement of CPI-Maoist cadres in Adilabad District of Telangana seems to have intensified with a four member action team reportedly being sighted in Khanapur area about five days back. The extremists are also said to have pasted wall posters in Pata Yellapur and Nachan Yellapur villages in Khanapur mandal) warning police informers of dire consequences. The Khanapur Police have denied the development, which however were confirmed by independent sources. According to sources, the action team is led by Maoist Adilabad 'area committee' member Atram Shobhan alias Charles and has Chunchu Bakkanna, a Left Wing Extremist who had surrendered himself to the Police a few years ago, and drew the rehabilitation package too. Bakkanna is said to have joined the ranks with his former comrades about one year back.

November 18

A CPI-Maoist cadre was reportedly injured in an exchange of fire with the Police about 7 km away from Pembi village in Khanapur mandal under Pembi Police Station limits in Adilabad District. According to sources, the Police managed to injure one of the two armed motorcycle-borne Maoists, assumed to be Chunchu Bakkanna, a surrendered cadre who reneged about one year ago.

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly abducted six TRS leaders of the Bhadrachalam division, including constituency in-charge Maane Ramakrishna from Pusuguppa, a forest fringe village in Charla mandal of Khammam District in Telangana. News of the alleged abduction emerged on November 19 afternoon when the ruling party leaders had not returned to their homes from Pusuguppa, where they had reportedly gone to attend a meeting on November 18, sources said. The other abducted TRS leaders are P. Venkateshwarlu, S. Suresh, U Ramakrishna, D Narasimha Rao, and Satyanarayana, according to sources.

November 21

The six ruling TRS leaders from Khammam District, abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres on November 18, have been released. According to reports, the six leaders have reached Pusuguppa village from where they were abducted. The TRS leaders Patel Venkateshwarlu, Mane Ramakrishna, Santapuri Suresh, Jarandhan, Ramakrishna and Satyanarayana were local level functionaries of the ruling party in Telangana. They were released by the Maoists near the Chhattisgarh border in Khammam District of Telangana. The Maoists after abducting them had demanded an immediate halt to combing operations by the police in Khammam and Adilabad Districts of Telangana and an end to 'fake encounters' warning the ruling TRS that for every Maoist killed in such an encounter, they would kill two ruling party leaders in Telangana.

November 22

Adilabad District Police arrested, Chunchula Bakkanna alias Shankar Anna (38), a CPI-Maoist cadre from Patha Yellapur of Khanapur mandal ending the suspense of the last few days over his physical well being. He was involved in the murder of a tribal youth Kursenga Ballar Sha at Kheriguda village in Tiryani mandal on October 30 besides the November 18 exchange of fire in the forest area under Pembi Police Station limits and pasting of posters in villages in his mandal. Police also recovered from him a country made 9 mm pistol and three live rounds.

November 28

The Warangal District Rural Police acting on a tip off unearthed a CPI-Maoist arms dump near Mulug. The weapons include .303 rifle, 60 live rounds of ammunition, pouches, compass, tester, two Nokia phone batteries among others.

December 3

A wall poster purportedly pasted by the CPI-ML at Battupalli crossroads flyover in Kagaznagar area of Adilabad District in Telangana created flutter among the people. It warned the corrupt politicians and officials.

December 4

A Naxalite couple of CPI (ML-New Democracy), Chandranna Group, surrendered before Yellendu Police in Khammam District of Telangana. Gare Ravi alias Ganesh (25) and his wife Rajeshwari alias Nirumala (23) parted ways with the outfit due to disillusionment with the armed struggle. The couple reportedly handed over their weapons - a Springfield rifle and a sten gun to the dalam 'commander' before surrendering to the Police.

December 6

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Muchaki Hadma (21), was arrested from Bhadrachalam town of Khammam District, Telangana. The arrested cadre belonged to the Malangir 'area committee' of the Maoists in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. After joining the Maoists in 2001, Muchaki was deployed in Kistaram and Golapalli LOS as a 'member' during which his task was to teach at the 'Janatana Sarkar' (people's government) run schools in the interior pockets of south Bastar. He carried reward of INR 500,000 on his head.

December 29

Top CPI-Maoist leader and 'secretary' of South Bastar District Committee Gajerla Ashok (41) alias Aithu who is also the member of the Dandakaranya Special Zone Committee surrendered before the Police in the presence of DIG B. Malla Reddy and SP Ambar Kishor Jha in Warrangal District. Ashok went underground at the age of 18 years and worked in the Maoist organisation for about 24 years. He said "I am surrendering due to personal reasons. I am not keeping well." Two of his brothers are still underground and working at the top level in the Maoist party in Chhattisgarh State.

December 30

Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma has termed the 'recruitment of new cadre' in the State by the CPI-Maoist as 'sporadic and not on large scale.' He however maintained that Maoists are under check in the State.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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