Uttarakhand Timeline 2017
Posters and pamphlets by the CPI-Maoist
cadres threatening to disrupt the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly
polls emerged near Dhari area in Nainital District.. An official's
vehicle was also set on fire, prompting the administration to
put Kumaon Division on high alert and step up deployment in the
region. The car belongs to a Tehsildar Magistrate and the pamphlet
bore the name of Vijay Pahru who introduced himself as Secretary
CPI-Maoist. The Uttarakhand Assembly polls are slated to be held
on February 15, 2017.
The Nainital Police issued warrants against nine
suspects in connection with "inflammatory" slogans written by
suspected of CPI-Maoist cadres on the walls of houses in a village
of Nainital District. Police have also announced a bounty of INR
10,000 on one of the suspects Kheench Singh Bora. Police said
Bora alias Vijay Nehru alias Prabhakar, a resident
of Someshwar in Almora District of Uttarakhand, had been active
in Naxals related activities in the State. Nainital SSP,
Janmejay Khanduri said, "Intense search and combing operations
are going on. All suspects are on our watch and we will soon locate
people who were behind the incident."
The CPI-Maoist calling for the boycott of the
February 15 Assembly Elections in Uttarakhand, painted slogans
in Someshwar in Almora District. Posters, banners and painted
slogans were found at various places in and around Someshwar.
The CPI-Maoist cadres pasted posters while supporting
the cause of the liquor ban and exhorting the people to eliminate
those engaged in booze trade in Almora District. DIG, Kumaon,
Ajay Rautela said that Police in the area are alert against the
CPI-Maoist cadres seemingly trying to strike roots in the areas
while supporting a popular cause.
The Uttarakhand Government announced a bounty
of INR 50,000 each for information leading to arrest of "absconding"
CPI-Maoist leaders Kim Singh Bora and Devendra Chabhyal, who hail
from Someshwar and Petshaal villages, respectively, in Almora
The CPI-Maoist cadres pasted a poster on the walls
of Block Development office and a Government-run Inter College
based at Dhaulichheena in Almora District. The poster affirmed
that CPI-Maoist would continue to espouse the cause of liquor
ban while lending their full weight behind the women who are spearheading
the fight against liquor in the hills.
The Uttarakhand Police arrested two cadres of
the CPI-Maoist, identified as Devendra Chamyal and Bhagwati Bisht,
from Chorgaliya area in Nainital District. They received training
for four years in Jharkhand and started operations in Uttarakhand
in 2013. They are residents of Almora. Police recovered some notes
from them outlining their plan to oppose the construction of the
Pancheshwar dam. State DGP, Anil K Raturi, announced reward of
INR 20, 000 to the team for arresting the Maoists. In course of
interrogation, Devendra said that he was distributing pamphlets,
posters and flags at Dhari, Bhawali, Someshwar, Chanauda, Lod,
Dwarahat, Bagwali, Pokhar and other areas since February 2017.
Devendra is a member of 'zonal committee member' of the CPI-Maoist.
Nainital Police have secured Police custody of
CPI-Maoist cadre, Devendra Chamyal, from the court in Nainital
District. The District Police had filed a petition, seeking Police
custody of Chamyal on September 25. Uttarakhand Police had arrested
Chamyal and his friend Bhagwati Bisht from Chorgaliya on September
24 who was on the run for years.
The Uttarakhand Police declared a reward of INR
20,000 on information leading to the arrest of Bhaskar Pandey
alias Bhuvan for his alleged involvement in CPI-Maoist activities.
ADGP, Law and Order, Ashok Kumar said that the DGP has announced
the reward of INR 20,000 on the arrest of Pandey, a resident of
Almora District. Pandey was involved in Maoist activities in Almora
and Nainital region, he said, adding the accused was involved
in incidents of arson and violence in Nainisar and had several
cases pending against him.
Source:Compiled from news reports and