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