Incidents involving Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) 2005
December 28: At least 15 CPI-Maoist armed cadres attacked a patrolling jeep of the Central Coal Fields Limited security team and shot dead a security guard at Piparwar in the Chatra district.
December 23: 'Zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Tilak Ganju, is arrested from Urub village under Samaria police station in the Chatra district.
December 16: Police arrest a ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Sanjay Yadav alias Nitishji, from Hazaribagh district.
December 4: Navin Bhattacharjee, an 'executive council' member of the CPI-Maoist, is arrested from Saranda forest in the Chaibasa district.
November 15: Three Maoists were killed in an encounter with the police in the Hazaribagh district. Police said several people, including two Maoists, were arrested and a Maoist camp was neutralised atop Neri hills during the operation.
November 11: Over a hundred cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a home guard training centre at Pachamba in the Giridih district and shot dead five persons, including four home guards, and injured 16 persons. District police chief Bhageswar Jha said the Maoists also looted 183 rifles, two pistols and 2500 cartridges.
November 7: The Jharkhand Liberation Tigers, a criminal group having linkages with the Maoists, killed four civilians at Lodhma under the Karra police station area of Ranchi district.
November 7: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three civilians in the Chatra district.
October 16: CPI-Maoist cadres kill the State President of Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kisan Morcha at Simeria in the Chatra district.
October 8: Thirteen security force personnel are killed in a bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres near Baniadih village in the Chatra district.
October 5: Two CPI-Maoist cadres are killed in an encounter with police personnel at Dandila Hills in the Chandrapura village of Palamau district.
September 24: Jharkhand Rural Development Minister Enos Ekka escapes a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists near Kolibira Ghati in the Simdega district.
September 18: Police arrest four cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Pocharduman village under Bhagwanpur block in the Garhwa district.
September 12: Naxalites explode bombs targeting the vehicle of an investigation team near Sonadeni in the Giridih district of Jharkhand in which the driver of the vehicle is killed and two other members of the team are injured
September 12: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist kill 17 civilians at Belwadari village in the Giridih district. Six others are also injured in the attack.
August 31: Four civilians are killed by Maoists of the Jan Sangharsh Janamukti Morcha near Turudi village in the Latehar district.
August 26: An unidentified Maoist is killed in a bomb explosion, which was targeted at security force personnel in the Gudabanda jungles of East Singhbhum district.
August 13: The CPI-Maoist blew up three government buildings in Ghorighat under Pratapgarh police station of Chatra district.
August 11: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a railway track near Kumandih railway station in the Latehar district, while enforcing the 24-hour Palamau division shutdown called by them to protest against the State Government's proposal to set up 71 new police stations and launching a field firing range at Netarhat.
July 6: CPI-Maoist cadres kill a civilian, Babloo Gupta, at Tarvadih village in the Palamu district after branding him as a police informer.
July 5: CPI-Maoist beheads three members belonging to the Shanti Sena (peace squad), an anti-Naxalite campaigning group, after seizing all their household goods and destroying their houses, at Khairpani village in Gumla district. The CPI-Maoist was retaliating at the formation of such squads in Gumla which reportedly function with support from the state administration.
June 6: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill an employee of the Gomia government hospital, identified as Bhagwat Sav, at Lalpiniya Chowk in the Bokaro district.
May 1: Villagers of Reichie in the Latehar district lynch two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres after they burnt down three houses and opened fire on the villagers.
April 20: Activists of the Jan Sangharsh Jan Mukti Manch, a renegade Naxalite outfit, kill three labourers near the Chingri-Nawadih village under Bishunpur police station in the Gumla district. They also injure eight others and abduct two labourers.
March 25: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a civilian, identified as Hamid Mian, in the Palamu district after branding him as a police informer.
March 11: Suspected Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a civilian, Barik Mian, at Chandwa in the East Singhbhum district.
March 8: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill Ashok Singh of Katkamsandi village in Hazaribagh district as ‘punishment’ for his failure to provide information about his friend, who is allegedly wanted in several cases of molestation.
February 22: Activists of the CPI-Maoist kill a civilian, Jivlal Mahto, at Tengra More in Pordang village for "going against the organisation’s poll boycott call" in the Giridih district. Mahto was apparently the first to vote at a polling booth in Jharkhand on February 3.
A security force personnel is killed and two others are injured during a landmine blast, allegedly triggered by the CPI-Maoist, at Jhumra hill in Bokaro district.
February 3: Seven police personnel are killed during a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist in Palamu district, as polling began for the first phase of Assembly elections.
January 29: Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres are killed and six others sustain injuries during a bomb explosion at Bakadjholi village in the Nawada district. The incident occurred while the Naxalites were making bombs to allegedly create disturbances in the forthcoming Legislative Assembly elections in the State.
January 23: Six Naxalites are killed during a clash between rival outfits in the Latehar district. According to police, the incident occurred during an armed clash between members of the CPI-Maoist and the Sangharsh Jan Mukti Morcha (SJMM) in Boda village. The CPI-Maoist had given a boycott call for the February 3 Legislative Assembly elections in the State while the SJMM is reportedly opposed to such a call. SJMM is a breakaway group of the Naxalites.
January 16: Three suspected Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist shot dead Mahendra Prasad Singh, a Member of the Legislative Assembly, at Durgi Dhabaiya village in the Giridih district.
January 6: Six CPI-Maoist cadres are killed in an encounter with the Jharkhand Police at Balalong village in Ranchi district.
December 30: Two civilians with alleged criminal records are shot dead and another was injured in an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in the Ojhadih village of Jamui district.
December 29: Six CPI-Maoist cadres are killed and five others arrested in an encounter between Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the Maoists at Khutouna Sareh village under Patahi police station in the East Champaran district.
December 28: A CPI-Maoist cadre is killed and two CRPF personnel are injured in an exchange of fire at Betawna Uttar in the East Champaran district.
December 20: A CPI-Maoist cadre is killed in an encounter with the police personnel at Bhadokra under Tilothu police station in Rohtas district.
December 19: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a stone crushing plant of former Bharatiya Janata Party President Gopal Narain Singh at Karwandia in the Rohtas district.
December 19: Eighteen CPI-Maoist cadres, including two 'area commanders' Naresh Ram and Nemi Chand Ram, surrender with their weapons in the Muzaffarpur district.
December 11: CPI-Maoist raid Betauna village under the Patahi police station in East Champaran district and kill the village headman of Betauna, Jitendra Singh.
December 2: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including 'Area Commander' Rajdeo, are arrested from a village under Govindpur police station in the Nawada district.
November 14: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed nine of the Ranvir Sena hostages they had abducted from the Jehanabad district jail on November 13.
November 13: Approximately thousand cadres of the CPI-Maoist launched near simultaneous attacks on the jail, police lines and a paramilitary camp at Jehanabad, killing four persons and injuring five others. Two Maoists were also killed in the incident. 341 of the jail's 600 odd prisoners, including Ajay Kanu, ‘state secretary’ of the CPI-Maoist, and several other cadres of the outfit, were set free and approximately 12 activists of the Ranvir Sena, a private army of upper-caste landowners, were abducted.
November 3: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist kill four police personnel, including the Officer in-Charge of Anandpur police station, and decamped with their firearms in Banka district.
October 1: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres kill the stationmaster of Jamuawa railway station in Gaya district.
September 10: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist kill a police officer during an exchange of fire at Badkagaon in the Bhojpur district and injure two police personnel.
September 2: The police arrested an 'area commander', identified as Laxman Ram, of the CPI-Maoist from Dhandawa Bigaha in the Aurangabad district and recovered one country made gun, an unspecified number of live cartridges and some Maoist literature from him.
September 1: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blow up the administrative office of a company involved in constructing roads in Bihar under the Golden Quadrilateral project. Police said that around 50 Maoists used dynamites to blow up the office of the East Coast Insulation Construction Company near Tarachandi village in Sasaram district.
August 12: CPI-Maoist cadres attack the Chabilapur police station in Nalanda district killing two persons, including one police personnel, and injuring three others. The Maoists also loot seven rifles, two carbines and 250 rounds of ammunition from the police station.
July 24: CPI-Maoists kill one person and chop the hands of three others at a 'people's court' in the Tertaille village of Jamui district.
July 23: Two civilians are killed by the Naxalites in Aurangabad district.
July 22: CPI-Maoist kills four civilians near Raghunathpur village in the Aurangabad district.
Naxalites attack a police patrolling team under Khijarsarai police station limits in the Gaya district killing two police personnel and injuring two others. They subsequently decamp with four rifles.
June 27: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres kill police personnel, identified as Rajendra Singh, in the Pipradi Sultan forest area of Sitamarhi district.
June 26: Two separate encounters between the Bihar Police and cadres of the CPI-Maoist lead to the death of one police personnel and a civilian at Piprahi village in the Sitamarhi district. The encounter also resulted in injuries to six police personnel and the arrest of an equal number of Maoists.
June 24: Security forces kill at least 20 Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist during a nightlong operation in Bihar’s East Champaran and Sheohar districts along the India-Nepal border. Three of the killed were apparently of Nepali origin. The police seize two SLRs and two rifles from the fleeing Naxalites.
June 23: Four Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist and three police personnel are killed in an attack by the former in the Madhuban block of Bihar's East Champaran district.
April 12: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoists kill two farmers in the Rohtas district.
April 6: Armed criminals with allegiance to Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill a Government Railway Protection (GRP) personnel and injure another on the Patna-Jha Jha train at Katauna in the Jamui district during an attempt to steal police rifles.
March 27: Two Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist are shot dead during an encounter with the police near Dumarkhar forest in the Rohtas district. Police recover two rifles, 10 kilograms of explosives, an unspecified number of detonators and some Naxalite literature from the incident site.
March 23: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill a civilian, Krishna Paswan, near Satwat village in the Aurangabad district.
March 9: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead Raju Singh, one of the abductees, and release 10 others in the Rohtas district. The Naxalites had abducted 11 devotees when they were going to the Guptadham Temple in the district on March 8.
February 24: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres kill a farmer and blow up four houses by detonating dynamites at Ganiari village in the Arwal district.
February 3: Two police personnel and a civilian are killed and another police personnel is wounded during an attack by the CPI-Maoist at Shankarpur village in Gaya district.
January 22: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill four Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) activists in the Gaya district.
January 5: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres kill the Munger Superintendent of Police, K.C. Surendra Babu, and six police personnel in a landmine explosion near the Bhimbandh area.
December 26: Four CPI-Maoist cadres are killed in an encounter with the police in the Gyarabatti area of Gadchiroli district.
August 30: The Maharashtra Home Minister, R. R. Patil, announces an incentive-based surrender scheme for Naxalites in the State. The scheme, in force for the next six months, involves cash benefits to those surrendering and providing them self-employment and education.
July 6: Maharashtra Government announces an amnesty scheme for the Naxalites. "The state government would implement amnesty scheme for Naxalites who are active in the state and registered in either Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh." Those surrendering will be given a 'cash prize' immediately and additional money would be given if they surrender with weapons.
July 3: Three police personnel are killed and two others sustain injuries when a group of CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on a police patrolling party in the Dhanura administrative division of Gadchiroli district.
May 30: Seven police personnel and a civilian are killed in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist on Deori-Chichgad road in the Gondia district. Two police personnel were wounded, while two others who were accompanying the police party escaped unhurt.
February 22: Five police personnel are killed and 12 others sustain injuries during a CPI-Maoist attack in the Gadchiroli district.
January 30: CPI-Maoist cadres kill a civilian, suspecting him to be a police informer, at Etapalli in the Gadchiroli district.
August 25: A group of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Divisional Forest Office (Wildlife), about 13 km from Sringeri on the border of the Chikmagalur and Udupi districts, and destroyed documents and furniture, besides setting a vehicle on fire.
May 13: A group of 12 to 15 Maoists attacked the house of a schoolteacher and damaged a television set at Nadapal in the Hebri police station limits of Udupi district.
May 5: A landlord was abducted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres under Tirumani police station limits in the Tumkur district, on the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border.
September 21: Karnataka Police arrests a 'deputy commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Gopi alias Vampshi alias Sheena alias Kondaiah, from the Tumkur district.
July 28: Eight police personnel are injured when CPI-Maoist cadres detonate three landmines at Mathav village in the Udupi district. 13 police personnel were traveling in the two jeeps and there were 15 personnel of the Karnataka State Reserve Police in the van, when the landmines were triggered. After the detonation, there was an exchange of fire between the two sides, in which no casualties were reported.
June 24: Two Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist are killed in an encounter with the police at Kattinadi in the Udupi district.
February 28: A media report says that the CPI-Maoist has formed a new ‘State Committee’ and that C. M. Noor Zulfikar alias Sridhar heads the same in Karnataka in place of Saket Rajan alias Prem, who was shot dead by police in Chikamagalur district on February 6, 2005. While Rajan led a six-member team, the new committee has seven members. The new team, which was refurbished in Bangalore, also includes a woman, Asha.
February 11: Seven police personnel and a civilian are killed and five others sustain injuries when approximately 300 suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a Karnataka State Reserve Police camp with hand grenades at Venkammanahalli in the Tumkur district.
February 6: The police shot dead two CPI-Maoist cadres during an encounter at Kallugudde forests in the Chikamagalur district. Additional Director-General of Police, (Law and Order), Subhash Bharani, later states that one of the slain Naxalites was identified as Prem, ‘secretary’ of the Karnataka State Committee of the erstwhile People's War Group (PWG).
December 30: A group of nearly 50 CPI-Maoist cadres raid Gorna village in the Dantewada district and killed two villagers for participating in an anti-Maoist movement.
December 18: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead one security force personnel at Mendra village in the Kanker district. One Maoist was killed and seven others were arrested during an encounter between police and the Maoists at Rampur in the same district
December 16: Three Maoists and a civilian were killed during an encounter at Bhejji locality in the Dantewada district. In another incident, Maoists shot dead a police personnel in the Kanker district.
December 15: CPI-Maoist cadres killed a village headman, Chintanpalli, in the Dantewada district when he was returning from a weekly market. In a separate incident, Maoists shot dead a civilian in the Bijapur area of Dantewada district.
December 3: CPI-Maoist cadres fired at a Road Transport Corporation bus killing a woman passenger and the driver, while injuring five others in the Woosm forest area of Dantewada district.
November 14: Security force personnel kill three cadres belonging to the Indravati squad of the outlawed CPI-Maoist and foiled an ambush attempt near Erakeli village in the Dantewada district. Police said four Maoists, including a woman injured in the shootout, were arrested during the combing operation that followed the Maoist attack. The troops also recovered three guns besides a landmine and other material from the spot.
November 11: Cadres of the outlawed CPI-Maoist killed one person and injured five others after opening fire at a team of Government officials near Surangi village in the Kanker district.
November 7: Cadres of the proscribed CPI-Maoist shot dead a Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader, Anil Pandey, at Mohala village in the Rajnandgaon district.
November 5: Maoists shot dead a civilian and assaulted three others at Gangaloor village in the Dantewada district. Police said the Maoists killed Pujari Budhram for being involved in the Salwa Judum (peace initiative) campaign.
September 30: CPI-Maoist cadres kill five civilians in the Bijapur area of Dantewada district. The victims were part of a group of seven civilians who were earlier abducted by the Maoists from the area.
September 28: A group of 44 CPI-Maoist cadres surrender at a rally at Chinakodepal village in the Dantewada district.
September 6: Ten CPI-Maoist cadres are killed and 17 others are arrested during the six-day 'Operation Green Hunt', which was carried out from August 29 in the Bairamgarh and Bijapur areas of Dantewada district.
September 5: The Chhattisgarh Government, after an emergency meeting of the Cabinet in Raipur, decides to ban the CPI-Maoist and its front organisations through an ordinance.
September 3: Twenty-two personnel belonging to the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and two from the State police were killed in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Padeda village in Dantewada district.
August 12: A cadre of the CPI-Maoist is killed in an encounter with the security forces at Chidiyapal village in the Bastar district.
August 9: CPI-Maoist kill two persons related to the Leader of Opposition in the State Legislative Assembly, Mahendra Karma, in the Dantewada district.
July 28: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attack the Karemarka and Muder villages in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh and kill seven persons. According to police officials, the attack was in retaliation for a rally on July 24 in which 117 Maoists had surrendered.
July 19: Naxalites kill two civilians in the Bijapur village of Dantewada district. According to official sources, the villagers were killed for taking part in anti-Naxalite demonstrations.
July 16: Seven villagers and two Maoists are killed when cadres of the CPI-Maoist attack six villages in the Dantewada district. Targeting the villagers, over 250 Maoists attacked the Kutru, Ambeli, Pharsgaon, Uskapatnam, Badekarkeli and Chhotekarkeli villages. Two villagers were killed on the spot, while the Maoists abducted five others, whose bodies were later found near Pharasgaon police station area on July 17.
June 19: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill eight civilians and injure 100 others near Kotrapal village in the Dantewada district.
June 1: Assistant Commander of the CRPF, R K Mishra, and five other CRPF personnel are killed when the Naxalites ambushed a CRPF combing party near Injaram in Dantewada district.
May 23: Five police personnel are killed during a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist near Jhangla village in the Dantewada district.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a Station House Officer, Augustus Kujur, of the Mainpart police station in Surguja district.
May 22: In Surguja district, Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill Ayodhya Prasad Jaiswal, manager of a cooperative, at village Khod under Ramkola police station limits.
May 18: Two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist are killed and 25 police personnel sustain injuries during two separate encounters at the Narayanpur district in the Bastar region. Elsewhere in the same district, three police personnel are wounded when Naxalites laid siege to the Dhodei police outpost under the Chhote Dongar police station limits.
May 6: CPI-Maoists kill a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Kamesh Manikpuri, in the Dantewada district.
May 5: Two CRPF personnel are killed and another one is injured in a claymore mine attack at Tadoki village in the Kanker district.
April 29: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist attack a police station and kill one civilian in Raipur district. The district police chief, S.B.Kulleri, says the Naxalites looted some guns and ammunition from the police post.
April 27: Suspected Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill five civilians in different incidents in the Dantewada district. The victims include a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Ravikanath Mahibi, and a village head, Venkateswarlu.
April 19: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a Congress leader, Hungaram Markam, in the Dantewada district.
April 9: CPI-Maoist cadres kill a tribal at Garidas village in the Dantewada district after branding him as a police informer.
April 5: A suspected Naxalite of the CPI-Maoist is killed in an exchange of fire with the police at Inderpur Khori village in the Surguja district.
March 23: A group of four suspected Naxalites kill one police personnel and injure another during an attack on the helipad at Danteguda village in Dantewada district.
January 23: A police personnel is killed during a CPI-Maoist ambush in the Kanker district.
January 19: A police personnel is killed and another sustained injuries when Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist ambush a police party in the Rajnandgaon district.
Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist attack Bastar police chief, Himanshu Gupta, and ambush a police party, killing a constable.
January 8: Three police personnel, including a Sub-Inspector, are killed when CPI-Maoist cadres open fire on a police party at Ramchandrapur village in the Surguja district.
December 6: CPI-Maoist 'area commander' G.Nageswar Rao alias Suresh and his wife, Gumulu Chandrama, are arrested during a combing operation in the Padua area of Koraput district.
November 2: Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist bombed the house of former Bharatiya Janata Party minister, Arabindo Dhali, at MV55 village under the Kalimela police station in Malkangiri district. One civilian was reportedly killed in the attack and the Maoists also took away the arms of at least eight police personnel who were guarding Dhali’s house.
October 17: Approximately 20 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead one Special Armed Police personnel and injure four persons, including a civilian, at Badrama in the Sambalpur district. The Maoists subsequently decamp with a self-loading rifle and another firearm from the police personnel.
September 29: One civilian is killed and three others are injured while CPI-Maoist cadres trigger a landmine targeting a vehicle near Motu in the Malkangiri district.
September 27: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a Congress party leader, Subash Biswal, near MV-88 village in the Malkangiri district branding him as a police informer.
August 3: CPI-Maoist cadres lynch a 19-year-old civilian of Kanhagada village in the Malkangiri district of Orissa.
July 20: A cadre of the CPI-Maoist is shot dead in an encounter with the police at Janaguda village in the Malkangiri district. One .303 rifle and seven live bullets are recovered from the incident site.
July 7: CPI-Maoist kill five people in the Tamparsingha, Banjaridikira and Larabira villages of Sambalpur district in a series of attacks spread over five hours.
May 28: Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist shot dead three civilians and injured three others in the Burda village under Jujumara police limits in the Sambalpur district.
March 28: Three suspected Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist kill a shopkeeper near the Rayagada Railway Station, branding him as a police informer.
February 20: Two Naxalites of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman, are killed in an exchange of fire with police parties of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa at a Naxalite training camp in the agency area at Dulagandi village of Koraput district. Of the two slain Naxalites, one had a .303 rifle in his possession and the other, who was a woman, carried a single barrel weapon, three grenades and a tapancha.
December 28: Police arrests a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dinanath Yadav, from Bindamganj area in the Sonebhadra district.
November 30: Police arrests three CPI-Maoist cadres after an encounter in the Sonebhadra district. Uttar Pradesh Home Ministry’s Principal Secretary, Alok Sinha, said the arrested included ‘Ghorawal Area Commander’ Rajkumar alias Doctor, Lalvrat and Raju Gaud.
October 19: Uttar Pradesh Government approves formation of an India Reserve Force to counter the Maoist problem in Sonebhadra district. According to Principal Secretary (Home), Alok Sinha, a sum of Rupees 8.59 crore and as many as 789 temporary posts had also been sanctioned for this purpose.
August 3: Maoists shot dead a former colleague, identified as Hiralal, at the Khodela jungle of Sonebhadra district in Uttar Pradesh, after branding him as a police informer.
August 3: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a former Naxalite, identified as Hiralal, in the Khodela jungle area of Sonebhadra district after branding him a police informer.
July 23: The Inspector General of Police (Varanasi), Devraj Nagar, stated that four Naxalites were killed and 60 others were arrested during an ongoing security operation in the Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonebhadra districts.
May 22: During an encounter at Parkas village in the Sonebhadra district, the police shot dead Chandrabhan alias Master, an 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist.
January 10: A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ashok Kol, is shot dead by the police during a combing operation near Dhanupura forests in the Chandauli district.
December 31: CPI-Maoist cadres storm the residence of Rabindranath Kar, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader from Bhamragarh in the Purulia district, and kill him and his wife.
December 31: CPI-Maoist cadres exploded bombs near the house of the former district community leader at Bhomragarh village in the Purulia district.
July 9: Activists belonging to the CPI-Maoist shot dead two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders and left behind a booby trap that kill an investigating officer and injure another 16 police personnel in Bankura district of West Bengal.
In another incident at Dulukdihi in Purulia district some 15-16 Naxalites gun down Mahendra Mahato with 9 mm pistols.
July 2: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Prasanta Roy, Gautam Bhattacharya and Ajit Haldar, are arrested from a forest in the Burdwan district where they had assembled for a meeting.
June 1: A senior leader of the CPI-Maoist, 'politburo' member Asit Jana, is arrested from his residence in Kolkata along with 150 rounds of cartridges, several audio cassettes, uniforms of the outfit and timers used to set off time-bombs.