Telangana Timeline 2016
The two Ministers representing
Adilabad District in Telangana State Cabinet are finding themselves
embroiled in a controversy surrounding alleged irregularities
in allocation of work under the centrally funded IAP in LWE affected
districts, Adilabad being one of the 88 districts in the country
where the scheme is operational.
Police arrested a RPC member Nupa
Lakka during a vehicle checking drive at Edire Colony in Venkatapuram
mandal in Bhadrachalam sub-division Khammam District of Telangana.
Lakka was allegedly involved in six cases, including one murder
case and one incident of exchange of fire with Police under the
Venkatapuram circle limits.
A joint team of District Police
and CRPF personnel arrested the CPI-Maoist's Wajedu LOS 'commander'
Kanithi Papa Rao alias Vijay, carrying a reward of INR 400,000
on his head, during a search operation in the forests surrounding
Alubaka area in Venkatapuram mandal in Khammam District of Telangana.
"Papa Rao was involved in as many as 58 cases, including 12 murder
cases and eight incidents of exchange of fire with the police
under Venkatapuram circle limits in the district," Bhadrachalam
ASP R. Bhaskaran said. He had gone underground in 2004. Since
then, he worked as a squad member in Sabari Area Committee, Chintoor
LOS, Venkatapuram Area Committee and Charla LOS before being elevated
to the position of commander of Wajedu LOS.
An exchange of fire took place
between the Police and Naxals, affiliated to CPI-ML New Democracy
and arrested one squad member, identified as Sarangam, in the
forest abutting Kothaguda mandal near Doragari Vempalli village
in Warangal District of Telangana. Rural SP Ambar Kishore Jha
confirming the incident said that there was a cross fire when
the combing party of the Police personnel spotted a group of Naxals
in the forest area. The Police arrested squad member, Sarangam,
while the rest of the members escaped from the spot.
A Special Guerrilla Squad member
and a militia 'commander' besides, four militia
members of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by joint squads of the
District Police and CRPF personnel during separate combing operations
in Charla mandal of Khammam District. SGS member Dirda
Bandi alias Deelip (24) was arrested by the Police and
CRPF personnel during a search operation in Chintagupha forest
area. Maoist militia 'commander' Madakam Nandaiah alias
Andaiah (22), two militia members, Adamaiah (20), and Ithaiah
(25), and two Revolutionary People's Committee members Sannaiah
(30), and Gangaiah (35), were arrested by the Police and CRPF
personnel near Taliperu reservoir.
A CPI-Maoist's Charla LOS 'commander'
S. Bojji alias Anjanna, was reportedly detained by the
Police in Khammam District. Sources said that Bojji was arrested
while he was taking shelter in a chilli field on the outskirts
of Battinapalli village in Charla mandal in the early hours
of the day. Bojji, who is also member of the Venkatapuram Area
Committee of the CPI-Maoist, carries a cash reward of INR 400,000
on his head.
A militia 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist
was arrested by Charla Police in coordination with the CRPF personnel
from Korkatpadu forest area in Charla mandal of Khammam District.
A directional mine was recovered from his possession, Police sources
said. Sodi Muka alias Mukkaiah, the militia 'commander'
of Kondavai Revolutionary People's Committee of CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram
'area committee', was arrested by a joint team of Police and CRPF
personnel after a brief chase during a combing operation near
a forest stream surrounding Korkatpadu.
CRPF DG Prakash Mishra has said
Maoist menace is coming back again in Odisha and Telangana after
lying low for some time with the overall situation in LWE-affected
States remaining "fluid". The DG said while LWE activity in Odisha
had by-and-large cleared up, it is now "coming back" in Narayanpatna
area of Koraput District. He added "There could be many reasons
(for this) -- non-application of Standard Operating Procedures
or lax Policing. The inherent danger is always there...even in
Telangana and some places in Andhra Pradesh." "As of now, I would
say the situation is fluid but if the drive (operations and development
together) continues as it is at the present, then I think it (Naxal
violence) is going to take a turn for the better only. There shouldn't
be any let down (in operations and development works) in affected
areas," he said when asked to give his assessment of the Left
Wing Extremism situation in the country.
The CPI-Maoist has given a bandh
call on March 7, 2016, in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Dandakaranya
regions, condemning the encounter on Telangana-Chhattisgarh border
in which it lost eight armed cadres. Jagan, the party official
representative from Telangana State, has issued a statement that
was circulated to all the local media offices in which he has
said that the Police caught hold of the unarmed women and tortured
them before killing them. He further said "The Chief Minister
said that there will be no encounters in separate Telangana. But
he is trying to eliminate naxals through the same means. Both
the KCR and Modi governments have started Operation Red Hunt."
In an official release, the Central
Government has said that eight of the 10 districts in Telangana
are LWE affected. The Districts named are Adilabad, Karimnagar,
Khammam, Medak, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal and Nizamabad.
Only the two urban districts of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy have
been excluded from the list. Incidentally, among the 106 Districts
declared as LWE-affected, eight districts of Andhra Pradesh also
figure - Anantapur, East Godavari, Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasam,
Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram. "By this reckoning,
16 of the 23 districts of erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh are
hit by Naxalite violence. How could this be possible?" wondered
a senior police official. Commenting on the report Telangana DGP
Anurag Sharma said "I can react to the development only after
I see the central communication. As far as the state is concerned,
only Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam are left-wing
extremism affected districts."
The bandh call given by
the CPI-Maoist in protest against the March 1, 2016 encounter
in which eight Maoists including five women cadres were killed,
evoked poor response in Bhadrachalam town of Khammam District.
Condemning the incident, Maoist spokesperson Jagan had called
for a bandh. But response from traders and people was poor.
Disillusioned with the CPI-Maoist
ideology and ill-health, a woman Maoist cadre, identified as Kunjum
Edumen alias Kavitha, from Karimnagar-Khammam dalam surrendered
before Telangana Police in Warrangal District. Kavitha joined
the Maoist outfit in 2011-12 and worked for the Venkatapuram 'area
Fifty-three people were executed
by the CPI-Maoist after 'kangaroo courts' found them 'guilty'
in the five worst Naxal-hit states of the country in the
last three years. According to UMHA statistics, 18 civilians were
killed following the directives of 'kangaroo courts' or 'Jan Adalats'
in 2015 for being alleged 'Police informers' or "for not believing
in Maoist ideology". During 2015, 41 'Jan Adalats' were held by
Naxal cadres in five LWE affected states, Andhra Pradesh
(1), Bihar (6), Chhattisgarh (14), Jharkhand (14) and Odisha (6).
Altogether 15 civilians were executed in 2014 following orders
of 54 'Jan Adalats' and 20 civilians were killed in 2013 under
the directives of 63 'Jan Adalats'
In 2016, till February 15, two
'Jan Adalats' have been held in Chhattisgarh. While nearly one
lakh paramilitary personnel continued to be deployed in LWE-affected
areas, the 10 Naxal-hit states; Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh,
Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, West
Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, saw 226 deaths in 1,088 incidents of
violence perpetrated by Maoists in 2015. In 2015, of the 226 deaths,
168 were civilians and 58 were SF personnel. As many as 89 Maoists
were also killed and 1,668 were arrested and 570 cadres surrendered
before authorities during the year.
A forest guesthouse and a jeep
were set ablaze, allegedly by Naxalites at the Tadvai mandal
headquarters between Warangal and Eturunagaram in Telangana, on
the intervening night of 15-16 April. The guesthouse was recently
renovated and some huts were constructed by the forest department
to encourage tourism and attract visitors to the State. The facility
had remained defunct for many decades fearing Naxal attacks in
the thick forests. However, as the Naxalite movement seemed to
have declined, the Forest Department recently renovated it. A
note, written in red ink, purportedly by Karimnagar-Khammam-Warangal
CPI-Maoist party committee 'secretary' Damodar, said the Telangana
State government should stop taking away the podu lands of Adivasis
(tribals), which are acquired in the name of development, end
open-cast mining and stop arresting people leading the "people's
movement." The note also gave a call to people to join the "movement."
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze construction
machinery at the Bejjur-Aheri bridge construction work site near
Gudem in Bejjur mandal of Adilabad District. The incident which
took place in the small hours left an excavator, a tipper and
a tractor partly burnt.
CPI-Maoist cadres have called
for Telangana bandh on May 4 and 5 in protest against exploitation
and displacement of people in the name of development, and 'Operation
Green Hunt'. CPI-Maoist Telangana State Committee official representative
Jagan in a press release appealed to people to observe bandh and
make it a success
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre identified,
as Madhu, a 'dalam commander' after a brief exchange of fire while
two of his accomplices managed to escape at Muppalaveni village
in the Warrangal District. The incident occurred at around 9 PM
when the Police were searching vehicles in Eturunagaram mandal
when they spotted three persons travelling on a motorcycle.
A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres fired at a
Police combing party in thick Eturunagaram forest area in Warangal
District. According to information, the Police combing party spotted
an armed squad moving in the forests near Mullakatta Bridge bordering
Khammam District. On spotting the Police, the Maoists opened fire
forcing the Police to retaliate opening fire at the rebels. However
there were no reports of casualties. The Police reportedly arrested
squad member Madhu and two other Maoists. SP (Rural) Ambar Kishore
Jha, confirmed the exchange of fire between Police and Maoists.
He also said they recovered two weapons from the arrested cadres.
The CPI-Maoist has dubbed the ruling TRS as "feudal
and capitalist" like all other parties which protected properties
of landlords and capitalists belonging to Andhra Pradesh. Therefore,
"we are calling upon people and democratic forces to wage a struggle
till the problems of drought, drinking and irrigation water and
fodder are resolved," CPI-Maoist Telangana State committee official
spokesman Jagan stated in a release. Jagan said Chief Minister
K. Chandrasekhar Rao had given the go-by to the election promise
of the TRS to waive loans of farmers.
A tribal youth was injured when a pressure bomb,
suspected to have been planted by the CPI-Maoist to target Security
Force personnel, exploded at Vijayapuri Colony in Venkatapuram
mandal of Khammam District along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border.
The Police identified the injured youth as Tellam Ramesh (26)
of Murdonda village in Bijapur District of neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
The CPI-Maoist cadres detonated a low-intensity
landmine on Charla-Pusuguppa road near Charla in Bhadrachalam
division of Khammam District as part of "Telangana bandh" called
by the CPI-Maoist to protest against the recent "encounter" in
Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. No one was injured in the
blast. The Maoists set off the landmine before putting up wall
posters in the name of CPI-Maoist Khammam District committee on
the roadside, terming the Gadchiroli encounter "fake." The Maoists,
through the posters, alleged that three senior Maoist cadres had
been killed in a "fake encounter" by the Police in Gadchiroli
District on June 18.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, Goli Srinivas alias
Praveen (39), surrendered to the Police in the presence of rural
SP Ambar Kishor Jha in Warangal District. He carries a cash reward
of INR 400,000 on his head.
CPI-Maoist has put up wall posters at Laxmi Colony
in Charla mandal headquarters in Khammam District urging
people to observe "martyrs week" from July 28 to August 3, 2016.
Adilabad SP Vikram Jeet Duggal asserted that there
was no CPI-Maoist activity in the District and assured people
that peace would be maintained at any cost. He pointed out that
there were no incursions of Maoists from Maharashtra across the
Pranahita River in Koutala or Bejjur mandal. In a press
release, the SP said the Janamythri programme launched by the
Police Department has helped bridge the gap between the Police
and the people in the District.
Adilabad District Police arrested CPI-Maoist cadre
Tekam Ravi alias Ravinder (22), a member of Indravelli dalam,
who is an accused in the murder of Gond youth Kursenga Ballarsha
last year (2015) in Tiryani mandal. Ravinder was heading
towards Tiryani mandal headquarters and was waiting for transport
at IB Tandur when the Police arrested him and seized two banners
from his possession.
Naxalism showed varying trends in Andhra
Pradesh during the last two years while it declined in Telangana
during the same period, the Rajya Sabha was informed. In a written
reply, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
said ''In 2014, 18 Naxal incidents were reported in Andhra Pradesh
in which four deaths occurred and same year 14 incidents took
place in Telangana in which five deaths were reported.'' In 2015,
35 Naxalite incidents came to light in which eight deaths took
place in AP and the same year two deaths happened in Telangana
in 11 incidents of extremism. In 2016 (up to July 15), 12 cases
of extremism took place in AP in which five people died and in
Telangana five cases came to the fore with no deaths,'' the Minister
Stepping up their wall-poster campaign against
the third phase of 'Operation Green Hunt' in Dandakaranya region,
the CPI-Maoist cadres have put up wall posters, written in Hindi,
at R Kothagudem village in Charla mandal of Khammam District,
Bhadrachalam division. Sources said that a few wall posters in
the name of CPI-Maoist Kistaram 'area committee' of Chhattisgarh
Former Naxalite Nayeemuddin, wanted in
over 100 criminal cases including the killing of IPS officer K.S.
Vyas and his associate, were killed in an exchange of fire with
the Police in Shadnagar Town of Mahbubnagar District. On a tip
off that some unidentified persons were taking shelter in a house
in Millenium Township in Shadnagar town, Police raided the place.
On seeing the approaching Police, Nayeemuddin hailing from Nalgonda
District reportedly began shooting from his personal weapon. The
Police returned the fire resulting to his instantaneous death.
Police sources said three persons were inside the house and began
firing at the Police.
A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, allegedly involved in
three murder cases and several other incidents of violence, surrendered
before the Police in Bhadrachalam town of Khammam District. According
to Police sources, Madakam Lakshmi (21), member of LOS, surrendered
in the presence of Bhadrachalam ASP R. Bhaskaran.
Nalgonda District Police arrested surrendered
CPI-Maoist weapons' specialist, Tech Madhu, for his alleged ties
with former Naxalite Nayeemuddin. Tech Madhu, whose actual
name is Thota Kumaraswamy, had surrendered before the Police in
2006. He got the 'Tech Madhu' tag because of his technical prowess
in making weaponry. Madhu, 43, reportedly manufactured about 1,550
rockets and 40 launchers for the Maoists. After his surrender,
Madhu was given INR 480,000 for rehabilitation by the government
and he opened a cell phone store in Ram Nagar, Hyderabad. Following
Nayeem's death, however, Police received information that Madhu
had links with the renegade Maoist-turned-gangster and was involved
in some illegal activities. While Madhu was travelling from Hyderabad
to his native place Kesamudram, Bhongir Police of Nalgonda District
arrested him at Aler and seized a country-made firearm along with
four live rounds from his possession.
A bunch of handwritten posters denouncing the
alleged destruction of crops in "podu lands" (slash and burn style)
belonging to tribal people in forest fringe areas of Khammam District
of Telangana sprang up in the name of the CPI-Maoist Sabari 'area
committee' at Chalamala village near Taliperu reservoir in Charla
mandal. According to sources, several posters, handwritten in
red ink, surfaced along the Chalamala-Tippapuram road. The Maoists,
through the posters, alleged that the Telangana Government was
trying to take up plantations in the "podu lands" in the name
of "Haritha Haram" (protect nature and increase green cover) and
was resorting to repressive measures against the tribal people
without implementing the PESA Act and the Forest Rights Act in
the Agency areas.
The spurt in CPI-Maoist activities along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh
border reportedly prompted the contracting firm engaged in execution
of works related to Mission Bhagiratha at Pusuguppa village in
Charla mandal of Khammam District to shift JCB machines to a safer
place in the mandal headquarters town. According to unconfirmed
reports, the contractors concerned shifted some heavy equipment,
including two JCB machines, to Charla two days ago following an
alleged threat from Maoists.
The CPI-Maoist has called upon people, workers
and employees to make the proposed bandh on September 2, a big
success. In a statement issued on the name of CPI-Maoists Telangana
State Committee official representative Jagan, they charged that
the BJP and TRS-ruled Central and State Governments respectively
were pro-capitalist and working against interests of the people.
They stated that KCR Government had failed to implement the scores
of promises he had made before elections. The Maoists charged
that KCR was humiliating journalists for raising questions over
the failures and the public movement leaders supporting the latter
through persons showering praises on him. Once a progressive journalist
and now Press Academy chairman Allam Narayana criticising justice
Chandra Kumar amounted to curtailing freedom of expression, Jagan
said in the press release.
J. Veera Swamy (19), an underground cadre of
the CPI-ML (New Democracy) Sudhakar alias Bheemudu dalam,
surrendered along with two firearms, including a semi-automatic
rifle, before the Yellendu Police in Khammam District. Veera Swamy,
a native of Damarathogu in Gundala mandal, gave himself
up to Yellendu police in the presence of OSD, Khammam, R. Bhaskaran,
in the coal town. Veera Swamy joined the CPI-ML (New Democracy)
Linganna dalam three months ago, said R. Veereswara Rao,
DSP, Yellendu. Vexed by the "lumpen activities" of the dalam,
he quit the squad and subsequently joined the Sudhakar dalam,
but eventually rejoined the mainstream due to disillusionment
with its policies, he said.
A SGS member of the CPI-Maoist, wanted in as many
as 19 cases, surrendered along with his wife before the Police
at Venkatapuram in Bhadrachalam division in the Khammam District.
According to Police sources, Veko Joga alias Jangu, a SGS member,
of Yerrampadu in Charla mandal of Khammam District and his wife
Nupa Paike, a Maoist squad member of Usoor in Bijapur District
of neighbouring Chhattisgarh, gave themselves up to the Venkatapuram
Police. Joga joined the CPI-Maoist around eight years ago and
served as a militia member initially before being elevated as
the SGS member of Khammam District in 2010. He married a fellow
Maoist Nupa Paike while leading an underground life. He surrendered
to the Police due to ill-health, sources said.
Medak District's Ordinance Factory Medak Defence
Employees' Mutually Aided Cooperative Housing Society Limited
president K. Ravinder Goud has alleged that he has been receiving
threat calls in the name of Sridhar Reddy claiming to be an associate
of CPI-Maoist. In a memorandum submitted to the Police, Ravinder
Goud said that there were about 1,200 members in the society and
construction of houses was on. He said he had received a call
from someone identifying himself as Sridhar Reddy of Bhongir in
Nalgonda District on August 31 asking the organisation to vacate
the construction site within two days or face dire consequences.
He said he had received another call on September 6 threatening
to kill him and urged the Police to provide him protection.
The Yellendu sub-division Police arrested CPI-ML
New Democracy underground 'squad commander' Koram Venkateshwarlu
alias Ganesh alias Jampanna and seized a country-made pistol from
his possession at Batannanagar forest area in Gundala mandal in
Khammam District. According to Police sources, Ganesh had earlier
worked as a 'commander' of Janashakti Naxal outfit between 2006-2007.
He was allegedly involved in an exchange of fire with the Police
at Polavaram village in West Godavari District, now in Andhra
Pradesh, over a decade ago. He joined the CPI-ML New Democracy
group in 2007 and since then operating in Tekulapalli area of
Kothagudem revenue division, Police sources said.
Venkatapuram circle Police have mounted extra
vigil in villages on the forest fringe in Charla and Venkatapuram
mandals in Khammam District, as CPI-Maoist started its foundation
week celebrations. The LWEs have already launched a wall poster
campaign in the remote tribal pockets along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh
border urging people to make the foundation week celebrations
A bodyguard of CPI-Maoist Adilabad (united) District
Committee Secretary Mylarapu Adellu alias Bhaskar, Kanthi
Ravinder alias Suresh (26), surrendered to Nirmal District
Police. A resident of Laxmisagar village in Kadem mandal,
he had joined the underground movement in 2014 and was a Mangi
dalam member but functioned as a gunman to his brother-in-law
Adellu, mostly in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.
Nirmal SP, Vishnu S. Warrier said the extremist had actually joined
the Maoist ranks in 2011 but had quit it soon after. He was arrested
by Metpalli Police then. Ravinder was present at the July 19,
2016, encounter at Aheri in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra
in which three Maoists were killed, including Athram Shobhan alias
Charles, the Adilabad Divisional Committee member. He was also
involved in the encounter at Lankapalli of Chhattisgarh State
which took place on June 12, 2016, in which three other cadres
The CPI-Maoist has called for bandh in Odisha,
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra on November
3 to protest against the Malkangiri encounter in which 30 Maoists
were killed. In a statement issued by Maoist's Central Committee,
Pratap, a self-styled spokesperson, has given the bandh call in
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
The Maoist organisation also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra
Modi-led Central Government, along with Odisha and Andhra Pradesh
Government's, were favouring Bauxite mining in the tribal area
against the will of the locals. Yesterday, in an audio tape, CPI-Maoist
East Division Committee 'secretary' Kailash held the Chief Ministers
of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh responsible for the encounter.
As many as 57 posters allegedly by CPI-Maoist
activists were found pitched on Warangal-Bhopalpatnam National
Highway 163 in Bhupalpally District. The finding of so many posters
on the road side at Vijayapur colony near Kothapalli in Venkatapur
mandal created sensation in the wake of the bandh
called by Maoists on the day condemning the recent Malkangiri
encounter that took place on AOB. After informed by a villager,
the Police recovered the posters. The content of the posters was
not known as they were reportedly written in Chhattisgarhi, a
language spoken in Chhattisgarh. The impact of Maoists' bandh
was felt in agency areas like Wazedu, Venkatapur, Kataram and
others, while the situation in the areas like Bhupalpally and
Mulug remained normal. Heavy bandobast was made across the District
in view of the bandh. TDF leaders and RDF president P Varavara
Rao extended support to the Maoist bandh. However, the
bandh passed off peacefully without any untoward incidents.
The CPI-Maoist put up wall posters condemning
the 'Mission-2016', the alleged anti-Maoist campaign being conducted
by the SFs in the Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh, at Chelimala
village in Charla mandal in Khammam District. The incident
comes close on the heels of the bandh observed by the Maoists
in five States including Telangana on November 3, in protest against
the 'encounter' in Odisha. A bunch of wall posters, written in
Hindi language, in the name of CPI-Maoist, South Bastar division
committee, reportedly surfaced on the outskirts of Chelimala village
situated near Taliperu medium irrigation project in the Agency
mandal of Charla in the wee hours. The rebels, through
the posters, alleged that the BJP Government at the Centre, TDP
Government in Andhra Pradesh and the BJD regime in Odisha were
trying to handover the mineral wealth of bauxite in the forest
areas to the big multi-national companies. Condemning the recent
encounter in Odisha, the rebels said that the people's struggle
will be further intensified to defeat the 'Mission 2016'.
A 30-year-old CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested in
Sircilla town in Rajanna Sircilla District. Following a tip-off,
Police arrested Suthili Kanta Chandramouli alias Jangam Mohan
in Sircilla town and recovered a country-made revolver, letter
head and a seal of the outlawed CPI-Maoist, SP of Rajanna Sircilla
District, K Vishwajith, said. Chandramouli joined a Naxal group
as a Naxalite in 2002 when Katkuri Ramulu alias Praveen was its
'commander', the SP said. At that time Chandramouli was allegedly
involved in offences of extortions. After some time, he left for
Mumbai, the senior official said. "Recently he arrived at Rajanna
Sircilla district and hatched a plan to extort money from a businessman,"
the SP added.
Sunnam Sridevi alias Nirmala (35), an 'area
committee member' Charla LOS of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before
District SP, Ambar Kishor Jha, in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District.
According to Police sources, Sridevi, carrying a reward of INR
100,000 on her head, gave herself up to the Police in the District
headquarters town due to 'ill health'. She was reportedly involved
in several major incidents of exchange of fire with the SFs, including
the Bote Tongu and Kanchala encounters in the adjoining Bastar
region of Chhattisgarh. She has 36 criminal cases, including three
murder cases, pending against her, Police sources said. Sridevi's
husband Anjanna, an 'area committee member' of the outlawed outfit,
was arrested by the Police earlier this year. The couple was earlier
arrested by the Charla Police in 2007 and had gone underground
after their release.
Two suspected CPI-Maoist sympathisers were arrested
along with demonetised currency of INR 70,000 in Khammam District,
SI Ravinder of Cherala Police Station told that two petty businessmen--G
Rajesh and Ajit M, were arrested near Taliperu area bordering
Chhattisgarh. It is to be noted that duo was given old currency
by Naxals LWEs and they went to Hyderabad and bought jungle boots
and other articles for Maoists. They were booked under Telangana
State Security Act and produced before a court.
UHM Rajnath Singh said he is confident that the
threat of LWE violence in the country will be completely eliminated
in the country in the next five years. Addressing a conference
of DGPs and IGPs of various States in Hyderabad, Singh said since
2007, and more security men were killed compared to the number
of Naxals neutralised in country. However, this trend was reversed
last year, he added. "This situation has further improved this
year and Maoists are retreating in almost all states. Their own
documents show that they are troubled. If we continue our fight
with Maoists in this manner I am confident that the danger of
Naxal violence will be completely eliminated in nearly five years,"
One person was seriously injured when he accidentally
stepped on a tiffin bomb planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres near
Vijaypuri Colony on Cherla-Venkatapuram highway in the Jayashankar
Bhupalapally District. According to information, the CPI-Maoist
Charla Shabari Area Committee put up banners and posters on trees
along the road appealing to people to make a success the 16th
PLGA week-long celebrations from December 2 to 8 and urging youth
to join the PLGA to fight for the rights of the poor. They wanted
the people to defeat the Operation Green Hunt launched by the
Centre. According to the Police, one Guggilla Karthik (22), a
resident of Venkatapuram village, a private driver, went to answer
nature's call around 11 p.m. and accidentally stepped on the bomb
planted by the Maoists. He sustained serious injuries.
Three persons were arrested as Police in Mahabubnagar
District, claimed to have thwarted an attempt by the CPI-Maoist
to convert old currency to the tune of INR 1.2 million with new
notes by unlawful means. INR 1.2 million in old denominations
and three mobile phones were recovered from the trio, Police said.
The SHO of Makhtal Police Station in the District received a tip
off that some persons suspected to be having links with anti-social
elements were trying to convert old currency into new currency
with the help of a post office employee in Manthangode village
in Makhtal mandal, Mahabubnagar Police stated in a release.
A senior CPI-Maoist cadre of the rank of 'deputy
commander' of the CPI-Maoist's armed squad operating in the restive
Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, surrendered before Bhadrachalam
in-charge DSP, Ashok Kumar in Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri Kothagudem
District. Savithri Dalam Uyka Dulaiah alias Joga
(24), carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, surrendered
to the Bhadrachalam Police due to 'ill-health'. He originally
hails from Nalabelli village in Dummugudem mandal of Bhadrachalam
division, the Police said. He was reported to be involved in six
major offences, including the murder of Greyhounds Reserve Inspector
Prasad, who was allegedly killed by the Maoists in retaliation
to the Puvarthi encounter in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh in
A CPI-Maoist couple, allegedly involved in a number
of cases including attacks on Police personnel in Telangana and
Chhattisgarh and carrying hefty reward on their heads, surrendered
in Jaishankar Bhupalpally District. K Ganapathi (40), a 'divisional
committee member' of Challa Venkatapur Division of the CPI-Maoist,
and his Wife Swaroopa (33), a 'committee member' active in Venkatapur
area in State, surrendered at Bhupalpally citing their "disillusionment"
with Naxal policies, a Police officer said. While Ganapathi
and Swaroopa were carrying a reward of INR 500,000 and INR 400,000
on their heads respectively, said DSP Bhaskaran. "Ganapathi, a
native of Shappalli village, has been active since 1999. He was
involved in seven cases, including a bomb blast that killed 11
people travelling in a bus at Chintapalli village in 2001," the
Police Officer said. He said Ganpathi was also involved in attacks
on Eturunagaram and Mahadevpur Police Stations and for triggering
a blast targeting a Police van in Chhattisgarh."Swaroopa married
Ganapathi in 2004. She has been involved in at least five cases,
including bomb blast targeting a police van in Chhattisgarh,"
Bhaskaran said, adding the couple claimed they got disillusioned
due to "anti-people" policies of CPI-Maoist.
Rachakonda Police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat
said three pseudo Naxals were booked under the PD Act for
indulging in extortions, abductions and land settlements in Hyderabad.
The Cyberabad Police said Bolla Narsimhlu, Oruganti Sammaiah and
A Krishna were involved in nine offences in Jawaharnagar, Kushaiguda
and Nacharam Police Station limits. "The gang members, posing
as Maoists, threatened businessmen and realtor's with an air pistol.
They demanded huge amounts from them in the name of party fund,"
the commissioner said. Police said the offenders used to make
threatening calls to businessmen and demand money. They carried
out their criminal activities in the Rachakonda and Siddipet police
Telangana's Law Enforcement has received an intelligence
input which has given them even more cause to be vigilant in Naxal-affected
areas. A Special Wing of State Police Headquarters would closely
track the bullet proof vehicles of SPs through GPS. PSOs would
be posted round the clock to the offices and residences of the
SPs. What's more, before visiting any interior places of the district,
the SPs shall now have to communicate the tour schedule to the
headquarters and submit a preliminary report to the state headquarters
after finishing the tour. This is all part of the enhanced security
measures to the SPs and SP rank officers working in Naxal
affected districts in the state. Following the major encounter
on the AOB in which 31 Maoists were killed, the Telangana Police
officials have decided to enhance security given to SPs and their
family members. The higher officials are understood to have taken
the decision to provide greater security to the SPs working in
nearly six to ten districts of the state.
Hanamkonda Police arrested a person who was allegedly
acting as a courier for KKW Region Secretary Damodhar in Warangal
District. A laptop, wall posters and revolutionary literature
was seized from the courier. Disclosing this to media persons,
Hanamkonda CI, A Sampath Rao said that the courier, K Devender,
was caught on a tip off on Mulgu Road. He came to the city to
repair the laptop and was apprehended by the Police. Devender
was earlier arrested in 2005 at Nagaram village in Jayashankar
Bhupalapally District. After his release, he was living a normal
life but when the Maoist platoon commander Anne Sridhar alias
Santosh met him in 2013 and requested him to rejoin the organisation,
he accepted the proposal and joined KKW region secretary Damodhar.
Devender was produced before a court and sent to judicial custody.
Source:Compiled from news reports and