Incidents involving Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) 2007
December 30: Armed cadres of the Madhu dalam of the Communist Party India-Marxist-Leninist-New Democracy (CPI-ML-New Democracy) shot dead a sympathizer of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Banothu Kolia, in Polaram village of Khammam district. The attack was in retaliation of the killing of Pulusu Venkanna, a village secretary of the CPI-ML-New Democracy, at Polaram in the same district on December 29-night by the CPI-Maoist cadres. Two other CPI-ML-New Democracy cadres, Vankudothu Venkanna and a woman activist, had sustained bullet injuries in the attack.
December 28: Police recovered 429 live rounds, four landmines, each weighing five kilograms, from Thani rivulet in Ootai forest area of Kothaguda mandal in the Warangal district.
Eight landmines, each weighing four kilograms, were recovered from Bhupatipur forest area in Eturunagaram mandal in the Warangal district.
One directional mine from a dump at Pochapur forest area in Narasampet mandal was seized in the Warangal district.
Another landmine was recovered from a dump near Medaram village in Tadvai mandal of Warangal district.
December 27: The CPI-Maoist cadres of Korukonda dalam killed a tribal, identified as Tambeli Beturu Siddhu, branding him as a police informer at Peddagedda junction in Chintapalli mandal of Visakhapatnam district. The Maoists left a letter in the name of Korukonda Area Committee which stated that the tribal was killed as he was passing on information about Maoists to the police after taking training for three months as home-guard.
In the Visakhapatnam district, the Maoists stopped a lorry going to Chintapalli from Narsipatnam and set it ablaze.
A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as L. Rambabu of Pedabayalu dalam, was arrested at Chodavaram in the Visakhapatnam district.
December 21: Two unidentified women cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the forests near Tiger Camp under Maredumilli police station limits of East Godavari district. The police recovered three .303 guns, two 12 bore guns and nine kit bags from the encounter site.
December 18: Chetti Prameela alias Swarnakka alias Vidya, a commander of the Venkatapuram Special Guerrilla Squad of the CPI-Maoist in the Khammam district, surrendered before the Warangal district Superintendent of Police, Soumya Mishra.
December 16: Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Singa Prasad alias Ravi, member of the Prakasam district committee and secretary of Gundlakamma area committee, and Jathavath Ramsingh Naik alias Kesava, the Gundlakamma area committee member, were arrested by police while they were searching for food near the Kurchedu forest area on the border of Guntur-Prakasam district. However, four other Maoists, Ashok, Murali, Vimala and Bharathi, who were camping in the same area, managed to escape. Prasad joined the outfit in August 2000 as a district member in Tiger Project, moved to Palavanka dalam (squad) in 2003 and was elevated as ‘deputy commander’. Police sources said that Prasad was accused in 10 murder cases and was a key member who was monitoring operations in the Prakasam district. Kesava joined the outfit in 2002 and was reportedly involved in four murders.
December 12: About 15 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze road construction machinery and a tractor at Gouraram village in the Khammam district. They also threatened the driver with dire consequences if he continued with the road construction work.
December 9: Police recovered an AK-47, two magazines and 60 live ammunition of the CPI-Maoist from Pamulapadu village of Podili mandal in Prakasam district. According to Superintendent of Police, V. Navinchand, the recovery was done on the basis of information given by the arrested Maoist, N. Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar alias Pratap on December 5. During interrogation, Sagar also revealed that the State secretary of CPI-Maoist had handed over to him the cash and jewels looted in Vemavaram and Morjampadu famine raids in Guntur district, Chaitanya Grameena Bank branch at Pedakonamgundla village also in Guntur district and State Bank of Hyderabad branch at Dondapadu in Nalgonda district for dumping. Police recovered the 9.475-kg gold and INR 741000 in cash, from Chintala Chenchugudem in the Nallamala forest area, in the same district.
Maoists intruded into the house of Midium Balaraju, sarpanch (village head) of Pydigudem village in the Khammam district, and assaulted him holding responsible for the road construction works sanctioned under the Prime Minister Sadak Yojana.
December 8: Police and CPI-Maoists exchanged fire near Yedukalammakonda under Pampa police station limits in the Visakhapatnam district. However, no one was injured in the gun battle. A .303 rifle, and kit bags were recovered from the site of the encounter.
The Maoists' call for an economic blockade has reportedly failed to disrupt life in the State. "The last two days of the formation week of People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) were declared as economic blockade by the CPI Maoists. We have seen that there has been no such effect in common life and the area has been peaceful," said Akun Sabarwal, Superintendent of Police in the Visakhapatnam District.
December 6. The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a villager, identified as Jinkala Shankar, branding him as a police informant, at Yelimonigudem in the Gurrampode mandal of Nalgonda district. Maoists reportedly held Shankar responsible for an encounter in which four senior cadres had been killed by the police in an operation earlier this year.
CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the police near Vaadamamidi in G.K. Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam district, leaving one police constable, M. Venkata Ramana, seriously injured.
At Chintapalli in Visakhapatnam district, the district police arrested Kamalamma, divisional committee member of the Jana Natya Mandali, the CPI-M’s cultural wing, and ‘commander’ of the Korukonda dalam (squad).
December 5: Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an exchange of fire with police near Edupulamma forest area in the Mampa police station limits of Visakhapatnam district.
Mucherla Ramudu, a top ‘platoon commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, carrying head money of INR 20000, surrendered before police in Mahabubnagar. Ramudu, who joined the Pangal dalam (squad) in 2003, was involved in 15 cases, including the killing of Maktal Member of Legislative Assembly C. Narsi Reddy, murder of Charakonda Pandaiah and G. Veeraiah at Vatvarlapally village. He was also involved in the killing of Masaiah at Inole village in the district, according to the police. Ramadu disclosed that he surrendered to the police due to continuous counseling of parents and relatives.
The Warangal district police arrested two persons for allegedly trying to supply arms to the Prathighatana group of Naxalites and seized six revolvers and 20 live rounds of ammunition from them.
December 3: The CPI-Maoist announced a week-long economic blockade in the Maoist-affected areas in the north of the State. According to sources, the Maoists are planning attacks during the week to make their presence felt in the three north coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and East and West Godavari districts. Maoists announced that they would target government properties and warned the tribals against helping the police and acting as informers. Meanwhile, an unnamed senior police official said more security force personnel were being deployed to give special protection to government properties. Some leaders were also warned to avoid staying in their native villages during this week.
December 1: A leader of the Congress party, identified as Panthu Nayak was killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist on the outskirts of Amangal town in the Mahaboobnagar district. Nayak was the president of Amangal mandal in the district. He was about to enter in a temple when the Maoists opened fire on him killing him on the spot.
November 22: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a tribal man, identified as Gemmili Sanyasi Rao, at Maddilaveedhi in the Chintapalli mandal of Visakhapatnam district.
November 20: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist detonated three landmines and opened fire towards a police party in a remote place in the G.K. Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam district. However, no causalities were reported on either side. Police also recovered three kit bags of the Maoists near the incident site.
November 19: The police unearthed two arms dumps, including country made fire arms manufacturing material, of the CPI-Maoist in the Chandampet area of Nalgonda district and recovered a 7.62 SLR, two .410 muskets and one 30-M1 rifle carbine without magazines.
A young CPI-Maoist cadre, M. Koteswara Rao alias Seshu alias Raghu, carrying head money of INR 50000, surrendered before the police at Ongole in the Prakasam district. According to police, he was involved in six offences, including two murder cases and participation in two exchanges of fire with the police. After the surrender, Koteswara Rao revealed that while studying ninth class in a school at Tharigoppula village in the Guntur district, he was attracted by revolutionary songs. He joined the CPI-Maoist outfit in 2005 and held various positions, including as a protection squad member, a platoon committee member and a member of the Gundlakamma dalam.
November 16: Three persons, including two migrant tribals from the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, were killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Narsingpet village of Chintoor mandal in Khammam district. Before the killing, the Maoists reportedly grilled them in the presence of the villagers by organising a panchayati (village level meeting) and branded them as police informants.
November 15: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a civilian, Pangi Nageswara Rao, in the Dumbriguda mandal of Visakhapatnam district, near the Orissa border. The Maoists had also left a letter near his dead body but its contents were not known yet. The incident occurred after the surrendered Maoists and family members of those killed by Maoists held a demonstration in Visakhapatnam on November 14 criticising the violence and seeking police protection.
November 14: Police recovered two powerful landmines, each weighing about 20-kg, from a stretch of road from Kolluru to Chityala in the Bellamkonda mandal of Guntur district. They were recovered on the basis of information reveled by the recently arrested Maoists. "We have information that the landmines are planted by militants belonging to Krishnapatti dalam and were planted targeting either the public representatives or the police parties traveling on the road enroute Chityala," said an unnamed senior police official.
November 13: The CPI-Maoist reportedly issued a press release at Chintapalli village in the Visakhapatnam district, blaming the police for turning the Girijans (local tribals) into informers by spending huge amounts of money and warned that the properties acquired by the surrendered Maoists, after taking up the job of Home Guard, would be destroyed. The CPI-Maoist east division secretary Jagadeesh said in the press release that surrendered Maoists are helping the police, were not leading a normal life and were always with the police who provided them with all luxuries and used them in combing operations. They wanted that the surrendered Maoists to lead a normal life and not help the police.
November 11: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a home guard, identified as Subhash, at G. Madugula in Visakhapatnam district.
November 6: A top leader and 'commander' of state action team of the CPI-Maoist, Anantha Sivasankar alias Jagan (carrying head money of INR 3,00,000) along with his wife Sujatha surrendered before Superintendent of Police, Sankabratha Bagchi, at Nandyal in Kurnool district. According to police, Sivsankar joined the outfit in 1999 and worked in Kurnool, Prakasam, Visakhapatnam districts in the state and in Orissa in several capacities and took part in many Maoist activities.
November 3: Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions including rifles, revolvers and also some literature, wire bundles and a camera flash from the CPI-Maoist stronghold in a forest area at Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border in Vizianagaram district.
November 1: Two police personnel sustained injuries when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast at Kundrangi village in the Pedabayalu mandal of Visakhapatnam district on No casualties were reported in the simultaneous exchange of fire between the police and the Maoists.
Maoists triggered landmine blast, targeting the police who were engaged in a combing operation near Kunukuru village in Koyyuru mandal in Visakhapatnam district. Subsequent to the blast, an exchange of fire occurred between the two parties but no casualties or injuries were reported.
October 30: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion targeting a police party who were engaged in a combing operation near Pedapadu village of GK Veedhi mandal in the Visakhapatnam district. While an unspecified number of police personnel sustained injuries in the incident, the Maoists managed to escape after the subsequent exchange of fire.
October 28: Police recovered two arms dumps, including two .303 rifles, one rifle and over 300 rounds of different weapons, at Gandicheruvu village of Yerragondapalem mandal in Prakasam district.
October 28: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, Dasari Madhav, his wife Sandhya (carrying head money of INR 20000 each) and another woman K Erramma alias Aruna (carrying head money of INR 50000), a member of the Nallamala forest division committee of Palavanka dalam, surrendered before police in the Prakasam district. According to police, Erramma worked in the Tiger Project dalam and was involved in several actions, including the attack on Yerragondapalem police station, the killing of two children in Bommalapuram village and the blasting of a crusher and a vehicle at Kunta village. Madhav and his wife Sandhya were involved in providing shelter to several underground Maoists.
October 26: Kokkera Srinu alias Sudhakar, action team member of the Guthikonda Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police in Guntur. The Maoist confessed that he had taken part in 10 offences, including five murders and two incidents of exchange of fire. The SP said that the Maoist joined the movement in July 2004 as an armed platoon member and worked with the Guthikonda Area Committee, Chandravanka dalam, and Pullalacheruvu dalam.
October 24: Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Oggu Santosha alias Nagamani and Bomma Govindu alias Azad, surrendered before the police at Nalgonda. According to police, Santosha was allegedly involved in the attack on the then Member of Legislative Assembly, Ragya Naik, at Maddimadugu and Govindu was involved in three murder cases.
October 22: Around 20 cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a village elder, Vantala Satyanarayana, and a homeguard at Bonangipalli village in the G.K. Veedhi mandal of the Visakhapatnam district. Before leaving, the Maoists left a note saying that Satyanarayana was killed for co-operating with the police and warned that all police informers would meet the same fate. CPI-Maoist cadres are also reported to have assaulted the family members of Satyanarayana.
October 15: Police arrested a top CPI-Maoist leader and Guthikonda ‘area commander’, Mydukuri Raoof alias Rabbani alias Jaheer, carrying head money of INR 300000 at Janapadu village in the Piduguralla mandal of Guntur district. He was reportedly wanted in connection with 58 offences, including six murders and exchange of fire with special police parties. Two other sympathisers, Borra Venkaiah and Lanjapalli Koteswara Rao, were also arrested on charges of providing shelter to the Maoists.
October 12: A top CPI-Maoist leader and Mahabubnagar district secretary, Ramakanth alias Gunduru Sreenu alias Ashok, carrying head money of INR 500000, surrendered before the district police in Mahabubnagar. Ramakanth was involved in several cases, including eight murders and the killing of Congress MLA from Makhtal, C. Narsi Reddy, two years ago. Ramakanth, resident of Ajilapoor village of Veldanda mandal, joined the outfit in 1995. He severed various positions in the outfit as dalam (squad) member of Kalwakurthy, ‘deputy commander’ of upper plateau, ‘commander’ of Nallamala dalam and ‘platoon commander’.
October 7: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a youth, M Venkata Ramana Raju, suspecting him to be a police informer at Nurmati village in the G. Madugula mandal of Visakhapatnam district. Raju was abducted up from his house and later shot dead in the forests.
October 5: Police personnel recovered two powerful landmines planted by the banned CPI-Maoist near Vantala village on the Chintapalli-Jerrela road in Visakhapatnam district. The explosives, weighing 30 kilograms, were packed in two steel vessels and planted at a bend on the road. The Sub-Divisional Police Officer of Chintapalli, Ram Nayak, informed that the landmines were unearthed during a special drive being conducted by the district police to identify and defuse landmines, claymore mines and directional mines planted by the Maoists on the roads being used by people in the agency area.
The police confirmed that the nine tribals, who were taken into custody during a combing operation in Palakonda division of Srikakulam district, were CPI-Maoist cadres. A special police party from Vizianagaram arrested Arika Raja Rao, Govinda, Suresh, Chinna Rao, Baapaiah, Balaiah, Mangu, Uyaka Sarang and Mandangi Bosiyelu. On the basis of information provided by the Maoists, the police also recovered an arms dump near Sankiligudam including explosives, three empty steel carriages, 20 SLR rounds, four cartridges, a pistol and a grenade.
September 30: Five ‘action team’ cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the police in Vepalagadda forests of Yellandu sub-division in the Khammam district. A 303 rifle, an 8 mm rifle with 15 live rounds, a 9 mm pistol, 8 mm carbine with 15 live rounds and a landmine weighing 18 kilograms were seized from them. Superintendent of Police, D. S. Chouhan, said that the police were on the lookout for the leader of the team, Kommu Ramaswamy, and another member, Avudoddi Sreenu, who managed to escape.
A CPI-Maoist leader of the Gurthedu Area Committee, Kurra Manga alias Sirimi alias Kavithakka, surrendered to the police in Kakinada. Kavithakka was working as secretary of the Andhra-Orissa Border (AOB) committee - East Division - and was wanted in several cases. She carried a reward of INR 200,000 on her head. Her husband, Bhushanam, is working as AOB divisional committee member.
September 26: Police killed four Pedabayalu dalam cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including three women cadres, in an encounter at Amidala village in the G. Madugula mandal of Visakhapatnam district. Police also recovered two .303 rifles, two double barrel breech loading guns, five kit bags and a tapancha from the incident site.
September 25: Four suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as V. Krishna Rao, at Bannavaram village in the Chintapalli mandal of Visakhapatnam district. The Maoists killed Rao suspecting him to be an informer of the police.
September 23: Police arrested one CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as, Tamtenki Ashok, who was reportedly involved in enrolling youths into the outfit, from his residence at Brahmanwada in the Hanamkonda town of Warangal district.
September 20: Police unearthed three landmines and six electrical detonators planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, on a road between Peepalpahad and Devulamma Nagaram in Choutuppal mandal in the Nalgonda district.
Police recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, including six claymore mines, five live cartridges of 12 bore tapancha and 25 electrical detonators at Eddugundubodu area on the outskirts of Chandampet mandal in the Nalgonda district. The Superintendent of Police, Vijay Kumar, said that the mines were planted by Kavali Yadagiri alias Pandu, Divisional Committee member of Nalgonda-Mahabubnager Division and Boda Anjaiah alias Bhaskar, member of Kanagal, to attack the police and other targeted political leaders.
September 17: Condemning the alleged arrest and illegal detention of Santosh, a senior member of the central technical committee of the CPI-Maoist, who was believed to be taken into custody in Mumbai on August 24, Azad, CPI-Maoist spokesperson in Hyderabad demanded that he be produced in a court of law immediately. Apprehending threat to the life of Santosh, Azad, warned of retaliatory attacks if any harm was done to him. He also warned that the ruling party leaders would have to pay a price for any harm done to Santosh.
September 13: Police arrested a former CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bhaskar alias Munaiah, at Gudur in the Nellore district. Police said that Bhaskar was arrested in connection with the landmine blast at Chendodugutta on September 7.
September 12: A former ‘secretary’ of the Rachakonda Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bhavanam Sreenivasa Reddy alias Bhaskar alias Prabhakar alias Diwakar, surrendered to the police for the second time due to ill-health in the Nalgonda district. The Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar said that Reddy, who had surrendered and availed of the rehabilitation package on August 9, 2003, went underground after Maoists attacked Atmakur police station in the same district in 2006.
September 11: The CPI-Maoist claimed responsibility for the attack on the former Chief Minister N. Janardhana Reddy and expressed regrets for the death of three other persons in the landmine blast near Vakadu of Nellore district on September 7. In a statement released in Hyderabad, Janardhan, the CPI-Maoist spokesman in the State, said that a special action team of the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army had blasted the landmine, but it had missed the target, as Reddy and his wife, N. Rajalakshmi, had moved into another car. A four-paragraph statement in Telugu justified the attack on Reddy saying he was the first to impose a ban on the left-wing extremists in 1992 and was responsible for "killing of over 400 revolutionaries" during his tenure.
September 7: The former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Janardhan Reddy, and his wife, N. Rajyalakshmi, who is also Minister for Women Development and Child Welfare in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet, escaped unhurt while three Congress party workers were killed and five others sustained injuries in a CPI-Maoist-triggered landmine blast near Chitwedu village in the Nellore district. The remote controlled blast targeted the convoy of 21 vehicles of Reddy, who is a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), damaging the bulletproof car in which the couple was traveling. Reddy was the Chief Minister when a ban was imposed on the Maoists (then known as People’s War Group or PWG) for the first time in May 1992. He has been on the Maoist hit-list since then. He had earlier escaped an assassination attempt in 2003.
September 6: Commander of the Telakapally local guerilla squad and area committee secretary of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Lenkala Devendramma alias Rajitha, surrendered before the police at an unspecified place in the Mahububnagar district.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Uppalapally Yadaiah alias Ramaswamy alias Obulesh and Kodangi Kalamma alias Srujana, surrendered before the police at an unspecified place in the Nalagonda district.
August 20: Four senior cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Mahabubnagar district Superintendent of Police Charu Sinha. They were identified as Baddela Balaiah alias Sagar, a dalam (squad) commander, his wife, Chigulla Guruvamma alias Latha, Tokala Lingaiah alias Prasad and Katraju Lingaiah alias Narayana.
August 8: Janardhan, a member of the CPI-Maoist frontal organisations, Virasam (Revolutionary Writers Association) and Human Rights Forum, surrendered before the Prakasham district Superintendent of Police, Vinit Brijlan. Janardhan, who had attended the CPI-Maoist meeting in Mumbai, Guttikonda Bilam and Hyderabad, during the peace talks between the outfit and State government in 2004, surrendered before the police due to ill health and disillusionment with the extremist ideology. He was carrying a reward of INR 20,000 on his head and was absconding since the Maoist attack on Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha.
CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion, injuring Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation security officer Satya Murthy and his assistant Ramage Prasad at Sileru in the Visakhaptnam district. Superintendent of Police A. Sabarwal told that the landmine attack was to protest against the arrest of tribals who were in police custody on the charges of abetting Maoist activities in the agency areas. The Maoists also attacked a check-post at Sileru and burnt the office records. They dropped letters and pamphlets protesting against the arrest of the tribals, he added.
August 7: A member of the Nallamala Forest Division Committee of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Talari Krishna alias Pochaiah of Medak district, was killed in an exchange of fire near Pacharla in the Nallamala forest area of Kurnool district. A police personnel, identified as Bala Ankaiah, was also injured in the exchange of fire. However, some other Maoists, including CPI-Maoist ‘state secretary’ Sambasivudu, escaped from the incident site. The police recovered an SLR and .303 gun from the incident site.
A woman cadre and ‘platoon member’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Turlapati Tanuja, surrendered before the Guntur district police. Superintendent of Police, Mahesh Chandra Laddha, said that Tanuja was involved in several incidents, including the attack on the Chilakaluripet police station in December 2005, exchange of fire at Marrivemula in Prakasam district.
August 6: The ‘Andhra-Orissa Border action committee Deputy Commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, A. Chandrashekar, surrendered before the Chittoor district Superintendent of Police Shashidara Reddy.
August 3: A CPI-Maoist couple, Madduri Gattaiah alias Gagnaram and Madduri Madanakka alias Shobha, surrendered before the district police at Nalgonda. Superintendent of Police, Vijay Kumar, informed that Gattaiah served as ‘area committee member’ of the Madded committee and ‘commander’ of 11th platoon while Madanakka worked as ‘deputy commander’ of Bhopalapatnam in the west Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
August 2: During combing operations at Amvrabad Mannanur Vatvarlapally in the Nalamalla forest area of Mahabubnagar district, the police found diaries and some papers that had vital information about the CPI-Maoist.
July 31: A ‘deputy commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kammula Ilaiah alias Rajesh of Mantoor village, surrendered before the Medak police.
The East Godavari district police arrested seven cadres of the CPI-Maoist and neutralized two arms dumps.
In the Visakhapatnam district, Maoists, observing the ‘martyrs week’, established memorials and hung banners at some villages in the agency area during the last few days. Separately, a mine was planted near the memorial established at Sivarajapuram village.
July 30: A former woman cadre of the Chandravanka dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Gajula Nagamani alias Suneeta, carrying head money of INR 50,000 surrendered to the Ongole police. Suneeta was reportedly involved in two murder cases.
July 29: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the cabin of a railway signal system at Kuneru railway station in the Vijayanagaram district and damaged railway property worth INR 3,000,000. The Maoists also set ablaze the records of the railway station. They left a note pasted on the wall of the railway station demanding their leader Dharma alias Bhupati, who was arrested on July 23, to be presented before a court immediately.
A pressure mine planted by the CPI-Maoists near the Mallikarjunaswamy temple on the outskirts of Koyyuru exploded accidentally. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
July 27: A CPI-Maoist couple, M Venkateswarlu alias Balanna alias Naveen and Vengalamba alias Shyamala, former dalam (squad) ‘commanders’ and carrying head money of INR 200000 each, surrendered to the police at Ongole in the Prakasam district.
July 26: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as P. Dasaradh alias ‘Tech’ Srinu alias Azad, and Anand Kumar alias Shyam, were killed in an encounter with the police in the area between Ravulapalem and Manepalli Thanda of the Bollapalli mandal in Guntur district.
Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, surrendered before the police at Rajahmundry in the East Godavari district. They were identified as G. Chittibabu, G. Sathibabu, G. Bhupati, Mudu Gopalakrishna alias Gopal, Sema Reddy Pall, K. Kosai and K. Dombe.
July 25: One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Gopi alia Nageswara Rao, was killed in an exchange of fire with police at Birubulanarva in the Prakasam district. However, five others managed to escape.
July 24: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a former colleague, 22-year old Nomula Mariadas, at Kallagunta village in the Guntur district accusing him of being a police informer. The killed extremist had joined the Maoist fold four years ago and had surrendered to the police at Veldurthi police station in April 2005.
July 22: A ‘deputy commander’ of the special guerrilla squad of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kiran, carrying a head money of INR 50000, was killed in a encounter with the police at Rachakonda village in the Prakasam district. The Nallamala Forest Division committee secretary, Nagireddy Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar alias Pratap, was also injured in the incident. Two other woman dalam members were reportedly arrested at the same place. The encounter occurred when 12 Maoists assembled near a stream at Rachakonda and were planning to observe a martyrs week from July 27 to August 3. Police also recovered two .303 rifles and two tapanchas (country made rifles) from the encounter site.
July 14: One tribal was killed and another wounded when cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked them in the Vizianagaram district. The Maoists suspected them to be police informers.
July 12: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a local leader of the ruling Congress party, identified as Ram Reddy, at Velerpadu mandal of Khammam district.
Maoists set ablaze a lorry at Pocharam village in the Vararamachandrapuram mandal of Khammam district.
July 11: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a tower of the Doordarshan, the government television network, using detonators at Chintapalli village in the Visakhapatnam district. The Maoists also blasted a government quarter situated near the tower.
CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an electric sub-station in the Chintapalli mandal (administrative division) of Visakhapatnam district. The incident disrupted the power supply to several villages in Chintapalli and G K Veedhi divisions.
The Maoists blew up the house of a former Member of the State Legislative Assembly, Balaraju, in the Chintapalli mandal. The Maoists also tried to attack the Chintapalli police station but fled after police opened fire. The CPI-Maoist cadres also set ablaze a large number of tyres at a bus complex in Chintapalli and put up red flags, banners and posters all over the area.
Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Aluvala Swamy alias Suryam, a leader wanted in Orissa and Chhattisgarh, and P. Ramana alias Uma, a ‘commander’, surrendered before the Warangal police. They were active in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.
July 9: Alem Nageswar Rao alias Seshu, the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) fifth platoon ‘commander’ of the CPI-Maoist surrendered to the police in the Warangal district.
CPI-Maoists have reportedly threatened to carry out attacks against the police and ruling party politicians to avenge the killing of two of their important leaders, Sande Rajamouli and Chettiraju Papaiah, in the Anantapur and Warangal districts respectively, claiming the killing as fake encounters.
July 4: A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Pongi Subba Rao, was arrested by a police team during a search operation at Pedavalasa village in the G.K. Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam district. Police also recovered a SBBL gun from his possession.
July 1: A member of the North Telangana Special Zonal Committee (NTSZC) secretariat of the CPI-Maoist, Chettiraja Papaiah alias Somanna, carrying head money of INR 1000000, was killed in an encounter with police in the Medaram forest area under Tadavai mandal (administrative division) of Warangal district. Police also recovered an AK-47, a pistol and four kit bags from the incident site.
A member of the Galikonda local organising squad of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Korra Pandanna, was arrested while he along with three others were reportedly fixing landmines on a road near Lanka Pakala village in the G.K.Veedhi mandal (administration division) of Visakhapatnam district. However, the other three managed to escape.
June 29: A claymore mine weighing about 12 kilograms was spotted by farm workers and subsequently defused by the police on the rail track near Gate Karepalli village in the Khammam district. The mine was reportedly planted by the CPI-Maoist as part of their economic blockade programme on June 26-27.
A CPI-Maoist activist, identified as Polam Narasaiah alias Ramanna, carrying head money of INR 50,000, was arrested by police from the Mancherial division of Adilabad district.
June 28: Police personnel recovered eight landmines laid on the Kaluvapally road in the Tadvai mandal of the Warangal district by CPI-Maoist cadres.
June 26: The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a state-run Road Transport Corporation bus at R.V. Nagar in the Visakhaptanam district. Maoists also set ablaze the records of Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation and Coffee Board Research Centre in the same area.
June 25: A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Palaka Raja Rao alias Kiran, a member of Kondabariki dalam of the outfit, surrendered to the police at Palakonda in the Srikakulam district.
June 22: A top CPI-Maoist leader, Sande Rajamouli alias Prasad - the State Committee Secretary of Karnataka, a Central Committee Member and Central Military Commission member of CPI-Maoist - was reportedly killed in an encounter with the police near the railway station at Dharmavaram in the Anantapur district. A statement by the CPI-Maoist Karnataka State committee subsequently said that Rajamouli was in fact arrested near a bus stand at Kollam in the State of Kerala on June 22 and killed later on.
A Salva Judum activist, identified as Srinivas, was shot dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at a weekly tribal market at Edugurallapalli in the Khammam district.
June 20: Two CPI-Maoist cadres threatened the husband of Joolakallu Gram Panchayat (local administrative body) Sarpanch (village head) in the Piduguralla area of Guntur district with dire consequences if he did not ‘mend his ways’. The Maoists alleged that he had swindled INR 3,00,000 in a road contract. They also warned five surrendered left-wing extremists for their alleged links with the police to face dire consequences.
June 17: Police arrested a supporter of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kota Anand alias Kishore, a member of the Bellamkonda Dalam (squad) of the erstwhile People’s War Group (PWG) and a close associate of ‘Tech’ Madhu, who was arrested on the charge of manufacturing rocket launchers under the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act, in Vijayawada. The police seized revolutionary literature from Anand and charged him with continuing his association with the Maoists by taking up repair of their weapons.
June 13: A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Konapuri Ramulu, brother of the CPI-Maoist ‘State secretary’ Sambasivudu, surrendered at the office of Deputy Inspector General of Police (Hyderabad Range) in Hyderabad
June 5: Armed CPI-Maoist cadres of the Venkatapuram local guerrilla squad led by their leader Renuka and accompanied by a large number of Gotti Koya tribals, killed K. Satyam, a Congress party leader, at Chinnamidisaleru village in the Khammam district. The same group of extremists attacked the house of a trader, Soyam Somaraju, in the nearby Pedamidisaleru area of Khammam district. They also set a tractor ablaze in the Togugudem forests, on the border with Chhattisgarh.
Police arrested a top CPI-Maoist leader and Mahabubnagar ‘district committee secretary’, Kodavati Kumara Swamy alias Naganna alias Sahu, carrying a head money of INR 300,000 in Warangal. According to police, Swamy is also a member of the South Telangana Zonal Committee and one of the prime accused in the killing of the Indian Police Service officer, Paradeshi Naidu, the then Superintendent of Police of Mahabubnagar district. Warangal Superintendent of Police, Soumya Mishra, said that Swamy was involved in several cases, including the killing of eight police personnel.
The Warangal district police recovered 13 landmines, four claymore mines, 16 detonators and 200 meters of wire bundle which were planted by CPI-Maoist cadres between Kowshettivai and Chowledu villages.
May 29: The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a bomb blast blowing up the control room of the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation’s 24 Mega Watt mini hydel power station at Donkarai village in the East Godavari district. According to police, about 50 armed Maoists came to the control room and using explosives blasted it and later escaped. An assistant engineer of the plant sustained injuries in the blast.
May 28: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a tribal leader, S. Ravi Shankar, at Hukumpeta in the Visakhapatnam district. The incident occurred when about ten armed Maoists emerged from the forests and shot at Shankar at close range in the presence of hundreds of devotees during a local festival called Modakondamma Jatara and escaped.
May 26: Five Naxalites belonging to various outfits surrendered before the Superintendent of Police of Warangal district. The surrendered extremists include the CPI-Maoist Gadchiroli divisional committee member of Dandakaranya special zonal committee, K Rajamouli alias Ravi and his wife Sushila alias Naveena, deputy commander of Sironcha dalam.
May 15: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as E. Gattaiah, ‘central organizer’ of Manthani local guerrilla squad, and E. Narayanaand, and one Praja Prathighatana member, identified as N. Ramlal Nayak, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police Y. Gangadhar in Karimnagar.
May 3: Six left wing–extremists belonging to different outfits surrendered before the Superintendent of Police, Soumya Mishra, in the Warangal district. They were identified as K. Santosh of Buttaigudem at Eturunagaram mandal, who worked as ‘commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, P. Kamala alias Sadhana of Basagudem in the State of Chhattisgarh, who worked as ‘deputy commander’ of 15th platoon of the CPI-Maoist, Midium Suresh of Kondai, who was a dalam member of Damodar squad of the CPI-Maoist, Bathula Suresh alias Srikanth, who was Kishore, dalam member of Prathighatana group, Matte Laxmi alias Anitha and Dobe Sharada , members of the Praja Prathighatana.
May 2: In the Warangal district, police recovered eight landmines, weighing two kilograms each, in steel cans planted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres targeting the police engaged in combing operations in Kothaguda mandal. According to police sources, four landmines were recovered between Konapur and Potlapur villages on the cart track and other four were recovered from a junction leading to Alligudem, Pochapur and Chouledu villages near Damerathogu.
April 26: A ‘deputy dalam commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Madari Korke alias Mohan, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar in the Adilabad district.
April 19: A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Gasikanti Rajamouli alias Shekhar, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police Y. Gangadhar at Karimnagar. He had joined the Naxalite ranks in 1991 and worked in various positions as member in the Vikarabad dalam (squad), Special Action committee member in Tiger project dalam in the Nallamalla forests, Mahanandi dalam and deputy commander of Uravakonda dalam in Anantapur. In 2006, he was shifted to the Dandakaranya special zone committee to work in the Maoists `Kranthi' magazine and went to Chhattisgarh region also.
April 6: Soyam Ansu Bai alias Godavari alias Deepa, deputy commander of the Jimmalgatta dalam of the CPI-Maoist in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, surrendered to the Adilabad district police. The extremist who belonged to the Gangannapet village of Kadem mandal carried a reward of INR 100,000 from Maharashtra government and INR 50,000 from Andhra Pradesh government.
The Warangal district police arrested two civilians, P. V. Kondal Rao and Ch. Prabhakar, and recovered a huge amount of money reportedly belonging to the CPI-Maoist. Police sources said that Maoist leader Gajerla Ravi alias Ganesh had sent INR 5, 00,000 to the arrested persons for procuring items, including party literature.
March 29: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the police in the Nalgonda district. A police party was combing areas near Noothankal, on a tip-off that some extremists were forcibly collecting money from building contractors, when the exchange of fire occurred near Mukundapur village.
March 25: A top CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Durgam Ramanaiah, involved in the Koraput jail break in Orissa in 2004, and attacks on other security establishments surrendered in Warangal. Another top leader, the West Bastar division committee secretary and Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) member, Merugu Sambaiah aka Suranna aka Naganna, also surrendered. Another leader, identified as Ramanaiah surrendered along with his wife Bellamkonda Sarakka aka Kala, who is commander of the Chaitanya Natya Manch of the Maoists in DKSZC operating in Chhattisgarh.
March 23: A Police constable was killed and two others were injured when CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on a combing party after setting off an explosive near Nelajartha village in the Visakhapatnam district.
March 18: A senior CPI-Maoist leader, Merugu Sambaiah alias Naganna alias Suranna surrendered before the Warangal district police. Sambaiah was working as the outfit’s West Bastar division committee secretary and was a member of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC). Sambaiah carried a reward of INR 2 lakhs on his head.
March 17: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police was seriously injured in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Singamkota village of Y Ramavaram mandal in the East Godavari district.
March 16: Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman cadre, surrendered before the Karimnagar Superintendent of Police Y. Gangadhar. The surrendered cadres include Khammam district Charla LOS commander Pitchi Samakka alias Jhansi, her husband and dalam member Bore Lachaiah alias Lakshman and Mahadevpur special guerilla squad deputy commander Kode Shyamsunder alias Shyam.
The Andhra Pradesh Police found a large arms dump belonging to the CPI-Maoist from the Nallamalla forest. The arms and explosives recovered include more than 270 rockets and launchers with equipments to assemble another 100 rockets, grenades and launchers, 112 rocket pipes, which are basic components of rockets, and 101 empty war heads. The dump also had a large number of smaller parts like rocket propeller nuts, propeller caps and fins. In addition the dump contained 47 anti-personnel claymore mines, mine springs and spare parts used for pressure mines. It also had one double barrel gun, a country made pistol, 380 grenade strikers, 360 detonator caps, 0.30 rifle ammunition, as well as walkie-talkies and camera flashes.
March 12: CPI-Maoist cadres detonated an explosion targeting a gram panchayat building in the newly-constructed model housing colony for the Polavaram project-displaced at Rallapudi in Velerpadu mandal of Khammam district. The building, which was constructed at a cost of INR Two lakh a few months ago, collapsed completely.
March 5: A Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) member belonging to the Congress Party, identified as Prem Prakash, was shot dead by CPI-Maoist cadres near Marikal village in Pedda Kothapally mandal of Mahabubnagar district.
March 3: CPI-Maoist cadres detonated an explosion targeting a bridge on route connecting Andhra Pradesh and Chattisgarh near Rontentha in the Khammam district.
March 2: Three CPI-Maoist cadres including a woman cadre were killed during an encounter with the anti-naxal squad police at a remote place between Marriguda and Thangalkota in the East Godavari district. The slain Maoists are not yet identified and are believed to be top Maoist leaders of Orissa.
February 2: CPI-Maoist cadres killed a former colleague suspecting him to be a police informer at Kukumpudi village in the Visakhapatnam district. The slain extremist, Gemmeli Venkatrao, had surrendered to the police in 2006.
February 1: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the police personnel in the forest areas of Peruru in the Khammam district.
January 29: A police constable was killed and two others were injured during an encounter between police personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres near Wajeda forest area in the Khammam district.
Two CPI-Maoist women cadres, working in the Mahbubnagar district, surrendered before the Kurnool district Superintendent of Police, B. Malla Reddy.
January 23: Ranga Reddy, a functionary of the youth wing of the ruling Congress party in Prakasam district, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Laxmipuram village near the Nallamala forest area.
January 16: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, ‘central technical committee’ member Ivvi Mohan Reddy alias Umesh alias Mahesh alias Prakash and Jade Venkati alias Suresh alias Manganna, were arrested by the police from Bhadrachalam in the Khammam district.
January 13: The Nalgonda district police killed four CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter on the outskirts of Yelamanagudem village in Gurrampodu mandal (administrative division). Unconfirmed sources said that a senior second rung leader, Betharaju Narasimha alias Mukku Ravi alias Janardhan, was among those killed. Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar said that two to four Maoists might have managed to escape.
January 11: Andhra Pradesh Police killed two CPI-Maoist cadres during an encounter in the Kotapalli forest area near the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border in the Khammam district.
January 9: Five Naxalites surrendered and a Maoist courier was arrested in the Khammam district. Of the five surrendered Naxalites, one belonged to the CPI-Maoist, one to the Prajapratighatna and three to Pratighatna factions. Separately, police arrested Bojja Boddaiah, a Maoist courier, near Bodu village and recovered two weapons from his possession.
January 7: Police personnel unearthed a CPI-Maoist arms dump near Koyyuru and recovered a large quantity of material used for making landmines and gadgets to set the mines off along with some medicines.
East Godavari Police unearthed two claymore mines at Gurtedu-Bodlanka road near Irlavada, bordering Visakhapatnam. Even as the Maoists managed to escape, Police arrested two contractors -- Mohammed Rasool and Sreedhar Varma -- in connection with the seizure.
18 Maoists belonging to four different groups surrendered in the Khammam district. Those surrendered belonged to – CPI-Maoist (4), Janasakthi (2), Prathighatna (4) and Prajapratighatna group (8).
January 6: The CPI-Maoist cadres blasted coffee pulping units at Teegalabanda and Pedavalasa villages in G.K. Veedhi mandal and took away nearly 350 bags of graded coffee beans with them. The attack was carried out in protest against the December 27, 2006-killing of its top leaders, Wadkapur Chandramouli and his wife Karuna, in the agency area.
January 4: The CPI-Maoist Manpur Division Committee secretary, Dussa Gouri Shankar alias Prabhakar alias Vikram, and his wife and commander of Madaneveeda in Chhattisgarh, Udutha Laxmi alias Shoba, surrendered before Devendra Singh Chouhan, Superintendent of Police in the Karimnagar district.
January 1: An alleged arms supplier to the CPI-Maoist, identified as Ravi Kumar Chevori, was arrested from Cyberabad near Hyderabad. He had entered into a deal with the Maoists to supply arms and ammunition worth INR 40 lakh, which the city police seized on December 28, 2006, and arrested three persons.
December 31: Police destroyed 15 Maoist training camps and recovered 10 can bombs and clamymore mines following an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Parasnath hills under Pirtand police station in the Giridih district. According to the Inspector General of Police (Bokaro range), B B Pradhan, about 250 Maoists exchanged fire with the police before fleeing into the forests. He added that the tents were being used as training camps by the Maoists. A truck-load of food grains, utensils and other items were also recovered from the camps.
December 29: Two Maoists were killed and a Special Task Force trooper was injured in an encounter between security forces and Maoists in Hazaribag.
December 23: Police arrested Lalan Yadav, an area commander of the CPI-Maoist, from his home at Rahadiya village in the Chatra district. Police recovered one 9-mm loaded pistol and five cartridges from his possession. Subsequently, police also arrested a Maoist supporter, Isteyaq Khan, from the nearby Charka Kala village and recovered one motorcycle without number plate and extremist literature following the information provided by the arrested Maoist.
December 16: Police arrested a woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Seema alias Ranjeeta alias Geeta, from a lodge at the district headquarter of Garhwa. Police also arrested Shravan Vishwakarma, an ‘area commander’ of the outfit, from the house of one Vinay Kumar Soni on the basis of information provided by Seema.December 17: .A political activist of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Democratic), identified as Krishna Bhagat, was abducted and killed by suspected JLT cadres at Karanja in the Latehar district.
December 8: The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a machine at a bridge construction site at Ranpur village in Garhwa district and severely assaulted its operator. Maoists also looted the mobile phones of the supervisor and some other workers present at the site. It is believed that ‘zonal commander’ Mahendra Singh Kharwar and ‘area commander’ Sarita, along with 40 Maoist cadres from Chhattishgarh were involved in the incident.
In Bardari village of Garhwa district, Maoists assaulted the supervisor of a private construction company and stopped the road and bridge construction work there.
December 9: Police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader, Ashoka Nagesia alias Ashokaji who was visiting his sister’s marriage ceremony at Navatoli village under Mahuadand police station limits in Latehar district. During interrogation Ashoka revealed that he was involved in several incidents in the State and in bordering Chhattisgarh.
December 8: A youth was injured when a group of CPI-Maoist cadres opened indiscriminate fire on residents of the Anjan village in Gulma district. Around 15 Maoists raided the village in search of some youths who the extremists suspect were involved in the activities of Shanti Sena, an anti-Maoist force formed by the villagers. While fleeing, the Maoists planted a five kg ‘cane-bomb’ under the culvert of the approach road. A police team on December 9 recovered the ‘cane-bomb’.
In a bid to prevent youth from joining the CPI-Maoist, Jharkhand Police are organising street plays to show the hollowness of the extremist way of life. "Bhatke Rahi (Misguided Traveller)", a 30-minute play written by Superintendent of Police in Ranchi, M S Bhatia, is reportedly aimed at stopping youths from joining the extremists. Bhatia said, "The play shows how Naxalites rob happiness and deny development to common people by illusory dreams." The play directed by Dilip Palwle, a graduate of Delhi School of Drama, will be performed in the Maoist-affected villages till December 20.
November 25: CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as Chhkauri Ganjhu, at Bendi village in the Hazaribagh district. Maoists killed Ganjhu, accusing him to be an informer of the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee, a rival left-wing extremist group. He was also blamed for some recent setbacks the outfit suffered, especially the killing of Binod Dubey in 2006.
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted four persons from Awsane village under Chainpur police station limits in Gumla district. According to the Superintendent of Police, Deepak Verma, all the abducted persons were engaged in contract working in different village level development works and the Maoists abducted them because they have not paid the levy.
November 24: The CPI-Maoist is reportedly making its presence felt at Bengabad block in the Giridih district. Its cadres were seen sticking posters near Chilkkhari where the Maoists had killed 20 people in October 2007. Through the posters, the Maoists have threatened three local Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) leaders, Chintamani Singh, Lilo Singh and Niraj Chaudhari, to keep them away from the party or get punished. The Maoists also asked people to crush the police rule and establish people's liberation army and also save the forests.
November 22: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a village head and one security guard at Titlighat village under Gua police station in the West Singhbhum district. The dead bodies of the victims, identified as Ledia Munda and Pandu Champia, were found near a school in the village on November 23. Sources said Munda, who was the village head, and Champia were on the Maoist hit-list for double-crossing. They allegedly worked for both the police and the extremists. The police officer said the Maoists did not leave any leaflets, which they usually do after executing such action, while leaving Tetlighat village but the style of the killers' functioning hints at a Maoist connection.
Around 24 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a local Rashtriya Janta Dal party leader, Nand Kishore Singh, at Chatra. The Maoists also reportedly assaulted his brother Binod.
November 20: Police arrested a senior 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist Dhiren Da alias Mahru, at Chaura in the Bokaro district. Wanted by the police of six States for 16 years, he admitted to having killed more than 106 persons, including two dozen police personnel in 47 cases, said police. The cases which he spearheaded include two dozen cases of police killings and arms loot of Kisinda, Naktali Dual, Jujumura, Jamunkira, Charmal and Sambalpur, in which more than two dozen policemen were killed. He also led the Bagodar mass killing in 1998, Churchu policemen blast case in 2000, in which 13 policemen died and dozens of arms were looted, killing of six policemen and loot of rifles at Barhi in 2000 and killing of four persons at Ichak I and several others.
Maoists in the State have reportedly come out with audio and video CDs against the Tata and Mittal Steel Companies. Sources said around 50,000 copies of the video CDs and around 20,000 copies of this audio CD have been prepared. The audio CD has seven songs in Khotha (a local tribal language). The first song calls the steel majors plunderers of the state's resources. Arcelor Mittal has signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a 12 million tonnes steel plant in the State with an investment of INR 400 billion. Tata Steel has been in the State for the last 100 years and is working on an expansion plan.
November 19: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an office of the Jharkhand Agriculture Marketing Board in the Hussainabad block of Palamau district while enforcing a 48-hour shutdown to protest the violence in West Bengal's Nandigram region. After bombing the building in Hussainabad, Maoists left pamphlets claiming responsibility for the blast, said a police official. Meanwhile, the shutdown evoked a mixed response in the State. While there was no impact on life in the urban areas, rural areas were affected. Long distance buses did not ply and although no train was cancelled, railway stations wore a deserted look. Mining activities were also affected. 'No untoward incidents, except the blowing up of a marketing board building, have been reported in the state. This time Maoists have not damaged railway properties,' said Gauri Shankar Rath, Additional Director General of Police.
November 18: The CPI-Maoist cadres, abducted and shot dead one Mumtaz near an embankment situated 18 kilometers from Panki police station in the Palamu district. The Maoists accused him of being a sympathiser of their splinter group Tritiya Prastuti Committee, said police.
Maoists engaged the police in a fierce encounter in the Saranda forests near Chaibasa in the West Singhbhum district.
The security forces in two separate incidents recovered explosives from Maoists, on the eve of the 48-hour strike called by the insurgents in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh. SFs on patrol duty attacked a group of CPI-Maoist cadres at Hindburu area inside Saranda forests in the West Singhbhum district and recovered explosives, firearms and Maoist literature from the spot. "Two powerful cane bombs, two rifles and a large quantity of cartridges were recovered," an unnamed senior police official added. A police team led by the Hazaribagh district Superintendent of Police, Praveen Kumar Singh, raided six villages in the Keredari block, a stronghold of the CPI-Maoist, and recovered explosives from a bunker. The recovered explosives comprise 100 kg power gel, 100 kg nitric acid, wires and detonators in huge quantities. Singh revealed that the Maoists planned to target at least 20 bridges in Chatra and Hazaribagh by making cane bombs from the explosives. He also confirmed that the power gel was brought from the Indian Explosives Limited at Gomia in Bokaro distict.
November 15: Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a contractor, Balram Pal, in Kulapathar village under Ramgarh police station in the Dumka district. The exact cause behind the killing was yet to be ascertained. Earlier, Pal had escaped a Maoist attack three months ago but his motorcycle was burnt in the incident.
November 10: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were injured in an encounter with the security forces near Barunia in the Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district. The encounter occurred after police and CRPF personnel raided a forest area where the CPI-Maoist cadres had gathered. Both the injured Maoists were taken away by their colleagues. A rifle, two pistols, can bombs, detonators, uniform and other articles left by the Maoists were recovered from the site of the encounter.
November 11: The CPI-Maoist have issued a fresh threat to kill former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and his family members for his campaign against the extremists and also eliminate the eyewitnesses to the Chilkhari village massacre in Giridih district on October 27. "The Maoist rebels are moving from one village to another, asking people not to support Mr Marandis' campaign against them. They have threatened to kill the former chief minister as well as the eye-witnesses to the Chilkhari massacre", police said. Marandi is on the forefront of the anti-Maoist movement in the State.
November 8: A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested and about three quintals of explosive material were recovered during a combing operation carried out jointly by the police and Central Reserve Police Force from the Maoist-affected Patamda block of the East Singhbhum district. "The seizure was made following the arrest of CPI-Maoist activist Wagambar Singh," Superintendent of Police, Navin Kumar Singh said. Police recovered the three quintals of explosives materials, including pure gelatine sticks, 250 pieces of detonators and 30 live cartridges from two bunkers in the Koira and Kankadosa villages.
November 7: A civilian, Lalmohan Singh, was killed in an attack by around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Rabedatoil near Ramrekha in the Simdega district. Police subsequently recovered two bombs near the incident site. The Maoist cadres also decamped with 11 rifles and few axes from the houses of one Fuleswar Singh. They also set ablaze eight houses in the village.
November 3: The CPI-Maoist cadres had put up posters seeking second language status for Santhali (local tribal language) in the state. The Maoists put up red-lettered handwritten posters all along the National Highway-33. In some posters, the Maoists alleged that while Hindi, the language of outsiders, was being promoted in every walk of life, language like Ho, Mundari and Santhali (local tribal languages) were neglected and gradually destroyed by the State's apathy. The Maoists have warned against the trend of alien languages on the people at the cost of development of indigenous languages.
November 2: The CPI-Maoist has reportedly threatened villagers in Jharkhand with dire consequences if they join an anti-Maoist campaign launched by former chief minister, Babulal Marandi. "We will destroy the Gramin Surakasha Samiti (GSS). Do not join the GSS otherwise you (villagers) meet the fate of people killed in Chilkhari village," said some posters put up by Maoists in rural areas of Giridih district. GSS is a community policing initiative launched by Marandi two years ago to counter Maoist attacks.
October 30: The CRPF has launched Operation Vikram to flush out CPI-Maoist cadres holed up on either side of the Jharkhand-Bihar border. A combined force of the Jharkhand Armed Police, the CRPF, the India Reserve Battalion and the Jharkhand and Bihar Police of the respective border districts is conducting house searches in the border villages of both the States.
The CPI-Maoist claimed responsibility for the massacre of 18 persons, including the son of former chief minister Babulal Marandi, in the Chilkhari village of Giridih district. Avinash, secretary of Banka, Bhagalpur, Jamui and Munger area committee, in a statement said "Our main target was Nunulal Marandi, the brother of Babulal Marandi. Nunulal was instrumental in the killing of several CPI-Maoist members and he has been raising his voice against our revolutionary movement."
October 28: Five people were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Boda village of Latehar district. According to police, the five people were abducted from their villages and subsequently killed in the nearby forest. Lathehar Superintendent of Police, Ravikant Dhan, said that the bullet-ridden bodies of the four persons were recovered near a culvert at Boda village. The whereabouts of the fifth one is yet to be ascertained. A hand written note reportedly found near the bodies accused that the victims are supporters of Trititya Prastuti Samiti, the police said.
Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed by the SFs in an encounter when Maoists opened fire on the SFs who were raiding certain areas in the Latehar and Lohardaga districts. Latehar and Lohardaga district Superintendents of Police, Ravikant Dhan and Subodh Prasad respectively, said the bodies of the three slain cadres were recovered from the spot. "The police party stumbled upon the rebels near Bijubaithan hamlet in Lohar-daga this morning. There was a fierce gun battle where the police were able to kill three Maoist rebels," said Deputy Inspector General of Police (personnel), R.K. Mallick. The police also claimed to have recovered one self-loading rifle, one carbine and two rifles from the spot.
October 27: 18 persons, including the son of former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Babulal Marandi, were killed by armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Chilkhadia village in Giridih district. According to the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Arun Kumar Singh, around 25-30 Maoists mingled with the crowd at a cultural programme in the village and later around 1 am, they suddenly opened indiscriminate fire and exploded bombs killing 14 people on the spot, while three others succumbed to their injuries later. Four people were wounded in the attack. Babulal Marandi disclosed that his son, Anup, was among those killed but his brother had escaped the attack. He stated: "My family has been a target of the naxals... they should be more careful. As per my information the Maoists were in CRPF uniform, sat with the crowd watching the cultural programme and attacked during the closing part."
October 26: Police recovered four firearms, including two rifles, and a huge cache of ammunition and Maoist literature from a forest under Patamda block of East Singhbhum district.
October 25: CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed a school building by exploding landmines at Sobaranpur in Giridih district According to Superintendent of Police, Arun Singh, Maoists blasted the structure as security personnel often used it as rest house during nights.
An encounter was reported between police and CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest under Patamda block of East Singhbhum district. However, no causalities were reported on both side and the Maoists managed to escape.
October 22: Police recovered four quintals of gelatine sticks at Chak village in the Palamau district, following information given by the CPI-Maoist, Vikasji alias Ravi. The police also arrested the owner of the house from where the gelatines were found.
October 10: In the East-Singhbhum district, the police arrested five suspected CPI-Maoists who were suspected to be involved in the October 9 attack at Kashiabera under Ghurabandha police station in which a constable was killed and Shailen Baskey, a leader of anti-Maoist Nagarik Suraksha Samity, was injured.
Two Maoists were caught and handed over to the police by villagers at a stone crusher unit at Rampur in the Lohardaga district, when they came to the unit to collect levy. However, two other Maoists managed to escape.
October 9: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Shailen Baske, member of the Nagrik Suraksha Samiti (NSS), near Kasiabeda village in the Jamshedpur district in which he sustained injuries and his security guard, Jogeshwar Murmu was killed. The NSS was floated by villagers five years ago with the support of the district police to fight Maoists. Since then the Maoists have been targeting NSS leaders and in March 2007, they killed Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Member of Parliament, Sunil Mahto, as he was also a supporter of the NSS.
Nine suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested at Kuiani village in the Patamda block of East-Singhbhum district. Police is verifying the identities of some of the arrested Maoist for alleged involvement in murder of Jamshedpur Member of Parliament, Sunil Mahto. "We are interrogating them for involvement in assassination of Sunil Mahto," said East Singhbhum Superintendent of Police, Navin Kumar Singh. He added that the arrested include Saratji alias Mansaji, Isha alias Jayanti, Binay alias Pradeep alias Rahulji, Bappa Devnath, Bijay alias Nishikant and Sureshji, all residents of West Bengal.
October 7: The CPI-Maoist cadres led by ‘area commander’ Krishna Yadav, set ablaze the cellular phone tower of Airtel, a private telecom company, in the Dhotawa area of Hazaribagh district. Consequently, mobile phone connectivity was severely affected in the area. According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Naushad Alam, Maoists had targeted Airtel as the management had reportedly refused to pay them a levy of INR 100000 over the last two years.
October 6: The CPI-Maoist called for a bandh to protest against alleged anti-people policies of the State government. Normal life across the State was partially affected as a result. Several passenger trains passing through Maoist pockets in Barakakhana-Garwah Road under Dhanbad division of East Central railway were either cancelled or diverted. Also, vehicular movement was disrupted as transporters kept their commercial vehicles and long-distance buses off the road anticipating violence in the Maoist strongholds. However, other than the Maoists strongholds in Palamu, Chatra, Latehar, Garwah, East and West Singhbhum districts, where shops also downed their shutters, normal life in other areas of the State remained largely unaffected.
September 12: Cadres of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee abducted four supporters of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Amit Jaiswal, S Sao, Raj Kishore Pareiha and Mahesh Ram and killed them in Barwadih village of Lather district. The bodies were reportedly recovered from Balumath area on September 14.
August 26: The South Chhotanagpur Zonal Committee of the CPI-Maoist called a Jharkhand bandh to protest the arrest of Nibhaya of Giridih, commander of Platoon-22 of the CPI-Maoist, in Chaibasa of West Singhbhum district.
August 24: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided and set ablaze the irrigation department guesthouse at Banaso West under Vishnugarh police station area of Hazaribagh district. They also took hostage three persons who were later released on August 25.
August 22: The CPI-Maoist pasted six poll boycott posters on the walls of a public lavatory at Narshighpur under the Dhalbhumgarh police station in the East Singhbhum district. Elections are to be held to fill the vacancy arising out of the death of Sunil Mahto, who was assassinated by the Maoists in March 2007.
August 20: Police recovered four containers of explosive materials, two containers of gun powder, 700 rounds of live cartridges, three chargers and three walkie-talkies from the forest under Manoharpur and Sonua police station areas in the West Singhbhum district. The raids were conducted on the basis of information provided by Akhilesh Mahali, a CPI-Maoist cadre arrested in the Bokaro district recently. The police also recovered 236 pieces of detonators, gelatin and a large quantity of wire. Two persons were arrested on charges of illegal possession of the explosives.
August 17: CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a jeep belonging to security personnel of the Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) while they were on patrol duty at the Swang coalmines in the Bokaro district. The security personnel reportedly surrendered to the Maoists and handed over their rifles to save their lives. The Maoists then set ablaze the jeep before escaping. According to official sources, non-payment of extortion money was the reason behind the attack.
August 12: Police in Jharkhand said that they have arrested five CPI-Maoist leaders including the prime accused in the killing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) Member of Legislative Assembly Mahendra Singh, Jayant alias Kunal alias Tuddu, who was arrested along with his accomplice Prakash while receiving treatment at Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu. Others were identified as Prayag Mahto alias Prahlad of Nawadih in Bokaro, Basudev Mahto of Madhupur in Girdih and Arup Tuddu of Degagaddha in Nawadih. Pappu Jain, an arms supplier-cum-businessman from Madhupur in the Girdih district, besides two youths of Patna, who are arms dealers, were also arrested during separate raids. Without specifying the circumstances or dates of these arrests, police said that more than INR 950,000 in currency notes, 250 cartridges, two laptops, few cell-phones, Maoist literature and training materials were recovered from Ranchi, Giridih, Patna and bordering areas of Jharkhand and Bihar. The laptops reportedly contained names of the donors which include several top politicians of Jharkhand and Bihar.
August 10: ANI reports that the CPI-Maoist is collecting INR 10,000 from each farmer as ‘tax’ in the Jamatara district. The farmers are being forced either to pay up or to stop tilling their fields. Mani Mandal, a farmer, said "They have been demanding for money, if that did not happen, they threaten. They would not let us work in the farms."
August 7: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Karlos alias Ashish and his female associate Varsha, were arrested by police in the Ranchi district. Police said that Karlos was a CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ in charge of five districts.
August 6: Two civilians, identified as Hero Singh Munda and Rajesh Singh, were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Arki village in the Ranchi district. Both were killed after Maoists held a jan adalat (people’s court) in the village and declared them guilty of rape and of extorting money in the name of the CPI-Maoist. Both had been picked up from their homes on August 5 and their throats were slit as the jan adalat gave them death sentence for their crimes. The Maoist court also ‘punished’ four people charged with petty crimes like theft but they were freed after being assaulted.
About 100 Maoists attacked the Chainpur police station in the Gumla district late August 6-night. However, security forces retaliated and foiled the attack forcing the Maoists to retreat without any damage.
August 6: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a forest guest house in the Chainpur village of Daltanganj district and left behind leaflets threatening more such attacks.
August 3: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a goods train between Demo and Richugta railway stations in the Latehar district and set ablaze the engine of the train. They also set ablaze another engine, stationed nearby. The incident led to disruption of train movement on this section.
CPI-Maoists attacked a police team at Amjharia Ghati in the Latehar district. Maoists also laid an ambush on a police patrol party, who were escorting private vehicles near Siskaria under the Chandwa police station area. However, no one was reportedly injured in the exchange of fire between the two sides.
CPI-Maoists blew up a forest department guesthouse and damaged a transmission tower of the Reliance Communications in different Maoist-affected areas of the State.
August 1: CPI-Maoists detonated explosions in two railway stations- Demo railway station between Latehar and Richuguta and Bendi railway station between Barwadih-Barkakana- in the Latehar district.
The CPI-Maoist called for a 24-hour bandh to protest against the arrest of three of their cadres on July 28.
Two bauxite loaded trucks on their way to Garwah from Chhattisgarh were attacked by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Bhaduaghati in the Garwah district. In the indiscriminate firing, the driver of one of the trucks, identified as Anuj Paswan, was killed.
CPI-Maoists opened fire from both sides of the road targeting two buses coming to Daltonganj from Ambikapur in Chhattisgarh. Around 25 passengers of the two buses were injured in the incident. The driver of one of the buses, identified as Arvind Pandey, sustained bullet injuries, but managed to drive the vehicle up to Ranka police station. Later, the bus driver succumbed to his injuries later.
July 19: Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a ‘sub-zonal commander’, were arrested from Dandua village of Chatra district. Police also recovered one 9 mm pistol, live cartridges, Maoist literature, explosives and others materials from the arrested Maoists cadres.
July 17: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the office of the Block Development Officer in Gomia block of Bokaro district. Maoists also called for a strike on July 18 in the district to protest against police repression. Maoists alleged that some policemen raped a tribal girl, Phulmani Devi, last month, after officials branded the girl and her father as Maoist.
July 10: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, armed with modern firearms and hand grenades, attacked the Goelkera police station in the West Singhbhum district. The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Singhbhum-Kolhan region), Ram Lakhan Prasad, while confirming the attack said, "About 20 armed rebels attacked the police station last night but the timely assistance of the special task force forced them to retreat. The Maoists were not able to reach even close to the police station’s boundary."
July 6: CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Railway Protection Force barrack at Manoharpur railway station in the West Singhbuhm district. However, no causalities were reported.
July 4: A split is reported in the CPI-Maoist in the Saranda forest area of West Singhbhum district. Senior Maoist ‘commander’, Masi Charan Purty, reportedly has deserted the organisation along with several cadres to join the Jharkhand Liberation Tiger (JLT). The split follows the formation of JLT in the Palamu, Daltonganj and Latehar districts. According to sources, the JLT is now making inroads into Maoist strongholds inside the Saranda forest and adjoining areas stretching up to the State capital Ranchi.
June 28: A truck driver was killed and two others sustained injuries when cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire towards three trucks on the Ranchi-Jamshedpur highway under Tamar Police Station area in the Ranchi district.
June 26: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up railway tracks between Gomia and Dania in the Bokaro district.
June 25: CPI-Maoist cadres abducted the driver and guard of a goods train after blowing up railway tracks and subsequently damaging the train at Latehar. However, no casualties were reported. Another length of the track was blasted between Mangra and Barwadih near Latehar.
Maoists set ablaze six vehicles in the Dumka area.
Maoists parked a heavy truck across the rail track and deflated its tyres, leading to traffic disruption in the Giridh district.
June 22: Two police personnel, identified as Christopher Minz and Ram Uday Mahto, and four others, three of them identified as Prakash Khalkho, Prakash Minz and Dwarka Prasad, sustained injuries in an ambush by CPI-Maoist cadres near Milmili river in the Gumla district. The police personnel were carrying one Mohammad Juluk, arrested on charges of being a CPI-Maoist activist and on their way to the Raidih police station in a jeep when the Maoists opened fire and freed Juluk.
June 16-17: Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Diwakarji alias Dinakarji alias Biseshwar Yadav, ‘sub-zonal commander’, Nirmalji alias Magan Singh ‘area commander’, Vimal Singh, a member of the CPI-Maoist’s Bal-Dasta (child wing) and a squad member were arrested by a joint team of of Manika police and CRPF personnel in the Latehar district.
June 8: The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the house of a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader in the East Singhbhum district, injuring a family member.
Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by the police from Baghima village in the Gumla district. The police also seized eight rifles, two pistols and more than 300 cartridges and Maoist literature. One of the seized rifles was a .303 police rifle, stolen earlier by the Maoists.
June 2: Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by police at Chapkali village under the Meral police station in the Garhwa district. Police also recovered one 303 police rifle, two 305 rifles, two 12-bore rifles, one double barrel pistol and 83 live cartridges, including 38 of 315 rifle and 45 of 12 bore rifle.
May 31: Two persons, Kuwar Bhulla and Narayan Pandit, were killed and six others injured when hundreds of CPI-Maoist cadres raided Dumerjhahri village in the Giridih district. The Maoists also burnt houses of at least five villagers in the attack to reportedly send a message to the former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi.
May 28: CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and subsequently killed four members of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, with sharp edged weapons in the Latehar district. Jharkhand Director General of Police, J. B. Mahapatra, said, "The killing is outcome of fight for collection of levy from the coal traders. Earlier members of CPI-Maoist were abducted by the TPC over fight for levy collection. And the killing is outcome of retaliation of CPI-Maoist".
May 27: Two women CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Malti Kumari and Chand Muni alias Khushboo alias Suparna alias Kanaklata, along with a minor girl, were arrested from Satbeda village in the Bokaro district. According to police sources, both cadres in their confessional statements revealed that they were involved in the Giridih arms loot case, attack on Bokaro-Jharia outpost and recent attack on the CISF camp at Khas Mahal in the Bokaro district.
May 26: CPI-Maoist cadres killed Keshav Ram Dangi, a trader, in the Pathalgada area of Chatra district. The Maoists also damaged his house by detonating an explosion.
May 25: In a joint operation carried out by the Jharkhand Police and CRPF, approximately 800 kilograms of explosive material, including gelatine sticks, were recovered from a CPI-Maoist hideout in the forest area of Latehar district. The raid was carried out on the basis of information given by an arrested Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Abhishek. However, the CPI-Maoist cadres managed to escape after a fierce encounter. 12,000 rounds of ammunition, 15 rifles (SLR and AK-47), a huge quantity of detonators, incriminating documents and a bagful of Maoist literature - comprising details of their recently held congress – were seized by the police.
May 17: In a joint operation by the Police in Ranchi and Gumla districts, four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Kamdara police station in the Gumla district. The police also seized incriminating documents from the arrested Maoists.
May 12: CRPF personnel killed five CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women extremists, during an encounter in the jungle of Tutitola village of Garwah district. Four self loading rifles, one AK rifle and some other objectionable material were recovered from the site of encounter.
May 11: Police recovered a 300-gram 'directional clamour bomb' in the forest near Banala in the Gumla district following information that four such explosives were hidden in the area. "We got only one. Perhaps, the Naxalites got wind of the police movement, prompting them to take away the rest," Gumla Superintendent of Police J. D. H. Guria said.
The CPI-Maoist threatened to 'teach a lesson' to the former chief ministers of Jharkhand, Arjun Munda and Babulal Marandi, and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party chief, Shibu Soren, for suppressing their 'revolutionary movement'. Jharkhand Police said the audiocassette - issued by the Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand Regional Committee of the CPI-Maoist - was seized along with pamphlets and other material during a raid in Jamshedpur on May 9. "This is the first time Maoists have issued a threat to politicians through an audiocassette," an unnamed police official told.
May 9: Police in the Hazaribagh district arrested Mithilesh Kumar Verma, a member of the CPI-Maoist central committee and secretary of its Chhattisgarh unit. Police said they recovered INR 200, 000 in cash, Maoist literature, a pistol and other incriminating documents from Mithilesh. The Chhattisgarh government had announced an INR 200,000 reward for Verma's arrest.
May 2: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed while they were planting a landmine at Mukti village under Bhandariya police station in the Garhwa district. According to police, the landmine accidentally exploded killing the insurgents on the spot.
April 24: Two brothers were killed at Tamba village by the CPI-Maoist cadres on suspicion of being police informers. Police sources told that 20 CPI-Maoist cadres raided the home of Jagmohan Singh and killed him and his brother after tying them to a tree. The Maoists left a pamphlet terming the brothers as police informers. More than 20 police informers have reportedly been killed in the last one year in Jharkhand.
Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and assaulted a tribal Catholic priest, Father Isidore Toppo of the Daltonganj Diocese, in the Daltonganj district for allegedly teaching Indian classical dance in a Missionary school. Later, he was left unconscious inside a nearby forest.
April 22: A police personnel was killed and six others injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast near Urdango village in the Giridih district. The incident occurred when police personnel were returning after attending a community service programme organised to create confidence among the people about security.
April 21: A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Birsa alias Bitesh Ganghu, was arrested near Navadih village in the Bokaro district. Police initially arrested Daso Hasanda, an associate of the Maoist, and then with his help arrested Birsa.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Shankar Da alias Jitu Mahto, ‘area commander’ of Nimiaghat-Dumri, and Kumji Mistri, were killed in an encounter with the police near Chandli forest area in the Giridih district. Police also arrested six CPI-Maoist cadres, Ritlal Mahto, Ramchgandar Pandit, Nirmal Manjhi, Budhan Manjhi, Nirmala and Monika, and recovered over 40 rounds of ammunition, two pistols, two country-made revolvers, one police rifle, uniforms and Maoist literature and INR 33,000 in cash from the incident site.
April 18: A joint team of Police and the CRPF recovered 18 landmines, laid by the CPI-Maoist, at Manatu police station area in the Palamau district.
Police arrested one CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mahender Ganjhu, along with arms and ammunition under the Manatu police station area in the Palamau district.
The Central Bureau of Investigation claimed to have identified two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, Pramod Mahto and Ram Chandra, who were involved in the murder of the Communist Party of India – Marxist-Leninist [CPI-(ML)] legislator from Bagodar, Mahendra Singh, on January 16, 2005, in the Durgidhavaya village of Giridih district.
April 14: Dumka district police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre and recovered 3000 detonators and 400 bags of explosives from his possession. Police arrested one Sapan Ravi Das of village Rajgram under Suri subdivision of Birbhum district of West Bengal along with the explosives.
CPI-Maoist pasted posters at Silingi village in the Kathikund Block of Dumka district.
April 9: Eight left-wing extremists belonging to a breakaway group called Tritiya Prastuti Committee (Third Preparatory Committee), a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, were killed in a clash with 100 CPI-Maoist cadres near Bhadgao under Balumath police area, in the Latehar district. One CPI-Maoist cadre was also killed and several others injured in the gun battle.
April 8: The CPI-Maoist, in a letter, threatened the Deputy Chief Minister Sudhir Mahato of dire consequences if he does not stop speaking against the outfit. The letter said, "You have been issuing false statements from time to time. Your aim and motive is clear to the people. However, we feel it right to challenge your statements and warn you against letting loose a barrage of lies."
April 6: Six people, including two security force personnel, were killed when an armed group of approximately 300 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) camp and the adjoining Gandhinagar police station building in the Bokaro thermal power city area of Bokaro district. Maoists exploded a series of bombs and also blew up the Pilpilo road bridge connecting the Central Coalfields Limited’s Khashmahal project with the main highway.
March 12: Eight persons, including two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested following a raid in Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district in connection with the killing of the Member of Parliament Sunil Mahato on March 4. The two Maoists were identified as Rajan Mahto alias Santosh and Nirmal Mahto alias Vikash.
March 6: The CPI-Maoist claimed responsibility for the killing of JMM Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Mahato. The claim was made in posters put up by the outfit in villages of Hadia and Lango areas under the jurisdiction of Ghorabandh police station in the Dhanbad district. The outfit said that Mahato was killed to avenge the killing of 11 Naxal cadres at Lango a few years ago.
March 4: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead Sunil Kumar Mahato, a member of parliament (MP) belonging to the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), who was witnessing a football match organised to mark Holi festivals at Bakuria village in the East Singhbhum district. Two of his bodyguards, a civilian and two party colleagues were also killed in the attack.
February 27: CPI-Maoist cadres detonated an explosion targeting an under-construction building of the state tourism department at Madhuvan of Giridih district. There was no casualty in the explosion which damaged the interior of the building.
February 5: A civilian was killed and two others were injured as CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire targeting a security force picket at Lawalong in the Chatra district. An estimated 200 CPI-Maoist cadres, following a three hour encounter retreated into the forest areas.
January 30: Security forces engaged the CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter near Satbahani river in the Chatra district.
January 23: A consignment containing spares for arms, including assembling mortars, sent from Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to the CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ Rajendra Oraon was seized from a private transport firm in Ranchi. A man, identified as Prabhu Sao, was arrested in this connection.
December 25: A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Tekpur in the Nawada district.
December 20: Police arrested the self-styled divisional commander of the Ranvir Sena, identified as Ajgaybee Sharma, along with five associates from Pokhwan village under Shakurabad police station in the Jehanabad district. Police recovered two pistols and live cartridge from their possession. Ajgaybee was wanted in two dozen cases of extortion, murder and massacre, registered with the Tekari, Konch and Belaganj police stations of Gaya district and Goh and Uphare police station of the Aurangabad district. He was also involved in the massacre at Miyapur village in the Aurangabad district when he and his associates reportedly shot dead 34 persons and injured 20 others. He was also charged for co-ordinating the activities of the outfit in the Magadh division.
The CPI-Maoist called for a general strike in protest against the suicide committed by their jailed leader Nagina Manjhi.
A fast-track court of additional district and sessions judge V S Pathak sentenced Dilip Ram, a cadre of the CPI-Maoist, to life imprisonment in connection with the abduction of a businessman Ajit Kumar from Gadapar locality in the district headquarter Nawada on April 14, 2004. The businessman is reportedly still untraceable in spite of the payment of a ransom of INR 120,000 to the abductors. The Maoists had initially demanded INR 500,000 for his release.
December 19: Three CRPF personnel, including Assistant Commandant B K Kapil, were killed during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Kadma village under Rajepur police station in the East Champaran district. A joint team of Bihar Police and the para-military CRPF personnel engaged the Maoists when they were retreating from Lakhsminia village in the adjoining Sheohar district following a police raid there. Three Maoists were also killed during the encounter although body of only one of them was recovered during the subsequent search operations.
December 18: The prime accused in the October 27 Giridih massacre, identified as Anil Ram, an ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested following a police raid on a village under Govindpur police station in the Nawada district. Anil Ram was later handed over to the Jharkhand Police.
December 17: Around 500 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the office of a private construction company engaged in laying rail lines between Rajgir in Bihar and Tilaiya in Jharkhand and injured 11 workers at Dhansura in the Gaya district. They also damaged eight tractors and an earth mover machine. Official sources indicated that the attack is the result of the construction company failing to abide by the extortion demand of the CPI-Maoist.
December 12: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up railway tracks near Bhalui station in the Lakhisarai district, disrupting railway traffic on the Patna-Howrah mainline. Maoists blasted railway lines near Bhalui and also fired upon villagers who rushed to the spot on hearing the explosion. However, no causalities were reported.
December 10: Around 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed four persons at Sukki village in the Vaishali district. Armed Maoists reportedly surrounded the village from all sides and stood guard while their comrades carried out the attack. The extremists also attacked the house of the village head and tried to set it ablaze. Official sources said that Sukki village dominated by landed upper caste-Bhumihars has been a traditional target of the Maoists.
December 8: the CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the building of an abandoned police outpost at Mahindwara under Runnisaidpur police station in the Sitamarhi district. The force deployed at Mahindwara outpost had been shifted to Koahi village about five months ago due to threats from Maoists, said the Superintendent of Police, M R Naik.
December 6: A local court in Banka awarded death sentence to five CPI-Maoist cadres in connection with the killing of three policemen at Gaura village in the Banka district on November 3, 2005. Additional District and Sessions judge of a fast track court, Gangotri Ram Tripathi, awarded capital punishment to Umesh Yadav, Naresh Yadav, Dhaneshwar Yadav and Suresh Yadav, all of Gaura village, and Ashok Yadav of the Sahiya village in Jamui district, for killing the then officer in-charge of Anandpur police station, Bhagwan Singh, and two constables, Braj Bhushan Prasad and Nityanand Kumar. All of them were deployed for maintaining law and order at Gaura village during the Kali Puja celebrations on November 3, 2005, when a large number of Maoists carried out an attack and killed them. Many civilians had also sustained injuries in the incident. The Maoists had also looted four rifles, a revolver and 80 rounds of ammunition from the policemen. Public prosecutor Mohammad Mansoor Ali told that police had submitted charge sheet against 12 accused in the case. However, seven of them are still at large.
December 2: The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track at Rajapatti station in the Chapra district while protesting the recent arrest of its secretary Lal Babu Sahni alias Bhaskarji. While no loss of life or injuries was reported, railway traffic on the Chapra-Gopalganj sector of the Northwest Railway was disrupted for hours.
The CPI-Maoist organised a 24-hour shutdown in the districts of Chapra, Tirhut and Champaran to protest against the arrest of Bhaskarji and the alleged ill-treatment given to him in the high security Beur Central Jail in capital Patna. He was arrested along with an associate from a hideout at Nayatola in the Kumhrar locality of Patna on November 22 with hundreds of claymore mines, hand grenades and other explosives. The shutdown call is reported to have evoked a mixed response, with urban areas unaffected, and normal life in some rural pockets was disrupted.
November 24: The railway police recovered six large packets containing detonating fuses wires from the Lokmanya Tilak Express stationed at platform number 4 at Patna junction after arriving from Mumbai. The Railway Superintendent of Police (SP) Ajitabh Kumar informed that the fuse wires were recovered during a security check on trains prompted by the recovery of large cache of explosives in Kumhrar and the arrests of two CPI-Maoist cadres recently. The packets recovered from the train bears the same logo that was found on the packages found in Kumhrar, the SP added. However, no one has been arrested in the case.
November 23: Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist, reportedly involved in several attacks on the police, were arrested in the Banka district. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the insurgents who were on their way to Jasidih in the State of Jharkhand to board a train, police said.
November 22: A top CPI-Maoist 'commander', identified as Bhaskar Ji, and one of his associates, Tirthankar, was arrested from a rented house in the Nayatola locality of capital Patna following. A huge cache of arms and explosives, including over 50 claymore mines, hand grenades, detonators, wire and other explosive materials, were seized from their possession, Inspector General of Police (Operations) S.K. Bharadwaj disclosed. "Preliminary enquiry suggests that Naxalites were planning a massive operation in north Bihar. Where and when this operation was to take place will be known after thorough interrogation," Bharadwaj added. Several police uniforms and Maoist literature were also recovered from the incident site.
November 20: CPI-Maoists cadres blew up a railway track between the Jamui and Bhalui stations in Lakhisarai district. The blast severely disrupted the rail network and dozens of trains were either delayed or cancelled, railway officials and police said. The Maoists had called for a 48-hour strike on November 19 and 20 in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal against the violence in Nandigram.
Eighteen CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested and a cache of firearms and ammunition were recovered from their possession at Sakri village in the Nalanda district, according to. Eight rifles, three country-made carbines, three pistols, a double barrel gun and 50 bullets were recovered from them, Superintendent of Police, P. Amit Kumar informed.
November 12: The CPI-Maoist cadres exploded a 'can bomb' at the Kesath block office in Buxar district and damaged the building. However, no causalities were reported as nobody was present at the block office at the time of the incident. Before leaving the spot, the Maoists pasted a pamphlet on the wall which said the action was to protest "misappropriation" of funds by Block Development Committee Chairperson.
November 8: One CPI-Maoist cadre, Sanjit Sah, surrendered before A. K. Singh, Officer-in-Charge of Adhaura police station, in the Kaimur district. Sah was wanted in several cases of violence, including murder. He laid down a rifle looted from police, 88 rounds of ammunition and a hand grenade. According to police sources, he would be produced before a court.
November 5: The Hyderabad-based Engineering and Construction Inc. (ECI), building roads in Rohtas district, had received an extortion demand of INR 220 million through a letter, from CPI-Maoist. According to police, in the letter, Maoists have demanded 10 percent of the total cost of the INR 2.12 billion project to be paid to them. Officials of other companies engaged in road construction across the state also have reportedly received extortion threats.
November 4: About 50 armed cadres of CPI-Maoist raided the Cheridhan village under Imamganj police station of Gaya district, and abducted one Yogendra Mahto from his residence.
October 31: A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested in the Gaya district. Suchita Devi, a resident of Paroria village, had visited Deputy Superintendent of Police Saurabh Kumar on October 30 to lodge a complaint against her husband Raj Ballabh for allegedly torturing her. A police team later found out that the woman had Maoist links and was wanted in connection with incidents of violence at places under Chauparan and Barhi police stations of Hazaribagh district in Jharkhand.
October 30: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist, during their one day nation-wide strike, blew up a railway track near Tilrath railway station in the Begusarai district and disrupted the railway traffic for some time on the Barauni-Katihar section.
The Railway Protection Force personnel recovered a ‘can’ bomb from the tracks near Nawada and a country-made bomb from a platform at Barauni railway station. One person was arrested in connection with the recovery of the bomb at Barauni station. Maoists have called the strike to protest police action against their colleagues following the killing of 19 persons, including a son of former Jharkhand Chief Minister, Babulal Marandi, by the CPI-Maoist on October 27.
October 29: Over 400 kilograms of explosives, including high powered gelatin sticks reportedly kept by the CPI-Maoist cadres, was recovered by the police from a hut in Ghurenabandh forest under Barachatti police station of Gaya district. "Acting on a tip-off, that the naxalites were clandestinely transporting the explosives in two bullock-carts to the jungle for a major operation, police raided the hut and seized the explosives," said Superintendent of Police, Amit Kumar Jain. Police also arrested one Ramswaroop Bhuiyan in this connection.
October 22: A ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bachu Rajwanshi, was arrested from his hideout at Rawna village under Koch police station of Gaya district. According to the Superintendent of Police, Amit Jain, Rajwanshi was, wanted in connection with three major attacks on police stations in Bihar, including the July 2003 attack on Paraiya police station in the district in which four policemen were killed and six firearms, besides a huge quantity of ammunition were looted. He was also wanted in connection with the attacks on Rajpur and Baghaila police stations in the Rohtas district in which seven policemen were killed and several firearms and ammunition were looted.
Another ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Ramji Manjhi, carrying head money of INR 25000, was arrested from Kenarchatti village under Wazirganj police station in Gaya district. He was wanted in about two dozen cases in Bihar and Jharkhand. Police also recovered a country-made carbine, pistol, can bomb, camera, mobile phone and 28 rounds of ammunition from his possession.
October 21: A ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Yogesh Yadav alias Ravi Ji, was arrested by police during a special checking of vehicles on the highway near Kothi in Gaya district. According to the Superintendent of Police Amit Jain, Yogesh was wanted in several cases in Jharkhand and Bihar. Police also recovered INR 95000 from his possession.
September 30: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the house of a transporter branding him a police informer in the Gaya district. Police sources said that a group of 200 Maoists raided the house of Sanjay Yadav at Nawadih under Mohanpur police station. Sanjay was not present in the house. They ordered the family to come out of the house and then blasted the vacant house with dynamites. Before fleeing, the Maoists left pamphlets that described Yadav as a police informer.
September 23: Three persons, including a police personnel was killed and another was injured during a 24-hour bandh called by the CPI-Maoist in Bihar. Police sources said that the armed Maoists set ablaze six trucks and two buses on the Grand Trunk (GT) Road and seven trucks at another place in the Gaya district. Encounter between the Maoists and the Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) personnel occurred on the GT Road resulting in the death of a SAP personnel, a private bus driver and the helper of the bus. Another injured truck driver was subsequently hospitalised in Gaya. The Maoists took some passengers of a bus hostage while retreating, but later released them.
September 20: The CPI-Maoist called for a 24-hour bandh in Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh to protest against the arrest of Tushar Kant Bhattacharya.
The Maoists blew up a 50-metre stretch of railway tracks at Pahleja on the Mughalsrai-Gaya section of the East Central Railway in neighbouring Rohtas district, disrupting movement of trains for over five hours. A can bomb weighing five kilograms was seized from the spot. National highways in Maoist stronghold areas in Gaya, Aurangabad and Rohtas districts were deserted as private bus and trucks stayed off the roads. The bandh call was given in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to protest the recent arrest of CPI-Maoist chief of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand and north Bihar, Tushar Kant Bhattacharya.
September 19: Police arrested a top CPI-Maoist leader, Tushar Kant Bhattacharya, along with his associate Uma Rai from a rented house at Dujra locality in Patna. Police recovered a huge quantity of Maoist literature, explosives, pen drive and training equipment from Tushar who was staying in Patna for the past two months. According to police officials, Tushar was involved in a number of murder cases in Naxal-affected Karimnagar, Prakasam and Adilabad districts of Andhra Pradesh between 1974 and 1980. Apart from Andhra Pradesh, he was also wanted in connection with several cases in Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Delhi. At present, Tushar was the underground CPI-Maoist ‘chief’ for Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and North Bihar and also a member of the international department of South Asian forum of Naxalite organisations. During interrogation he admitted that the he was in the city to strengthen the Naxal organization in Bihar.
September 4: Six CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Barauna village in the Gaya district of Bihar. Superintendent of Police, Amit Jain, stated that the arrested extremists were wanted by the police for their involvement in several cases, including one related to the burning of a tractor of self-styled Ranvir Sena (private army of the upper caste) commander Ajgaibi Sharma.
August 19: CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the house of the block (administrative division) chief Guddu Sharma and shot dead his wife, uncle and a private bodyguard in the Maker village of Saran district. Over 50 Maoists surrounded the house of Sharma and opened indiscriminate fire killing three persons. Before fleeing they set a private vehicle, a tractor, and a motorcycle on fire.
August 13: Police in Patna arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres who reportedly were in the State capital to disrupt the Independence Day celebration on August 15 at Gandhi Maidan. Mahendra Prasad and Vinod Kumar, both wanted by the Bihar Police for over a decade for their roles in a number of incidents including killing of police officials, were arrested as the two returned to their hideout on foot from the Beur Jail after holding a meeting with their comrades in the prison. Senior Superintendent of Police Kundan Krishnan said the arrests were the result of an intelligence input which warned of a possible Maoist attack at Gandhi Maidan during the Independence Day celebration.
August 1: Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, including ‘sub-divisional commander’ Shubhashji alias Subhash Prasad, from the Gaya district. Amit Kumar Jain, Superintendent of Police, said that a regular Self Loading Rifle, Carbine, 25 detonators, Maoist literature, a mobile phone and a walkie-talkie set were recovered from their possession.
July 31: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist detonated an explosion targeting the house of senior Communist Party of India leader Dinesh Singh at Nonpur village in the Begusarai district. Police sources told that the extremists surrounded the village and used dynamite to blow up the house. Singh’s relatives had fled when they came to know about the raid. No casualties were reported in the incident.
July 30: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Madan Pal, self-styled commander of the Bihar-Jharkhand special area committee, and his two associates, Prabhat alias Kiran and Navi, were arrested by Bihar Police from Ashok Rajpath locality of the capital Patna. Pal, a native of Palamu district in the neighbouring State of Jharkhand, was wanted in several cases of violence in Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
July 6: All the jails in Bihar were put on alert following an intelligence report that the CPI-Maoist may attack prisons to free its hardcore cadres. Inspector General of Police (Prisons) Sandip Paundrik said that the district magistrates and the superintendents of police had been asked to beef up security of jails under their jurisdiction.
State home department sources said the government was preparing a fresh list of Maoists operating in the 14 affected districts, while a separate list of hardcore Maoists is also being prepared.
July 1: Two villagers were beaten to death and another injured on orders issued by a kangaroo court (‘people’s court’) held by the CPI-Maoist at a village in the Champaran district. Nearly 100 Maoists pronounced three men guilty of being police informers. Subsequently, two of them were lynched to death while the third villager, a septuagenarian man, escaped with injuries.
The Central Reserve Police Force repulsed an attack on its camp at Madanpur in the Aurangabad district by the CPI-Maoist. The Maoists reportedly launched the attack in an apparent bid to divert the attention of the police which had engaged another group of Maoists in an encounter in the nearby Obra locality. In a combing operation that followed, police detained 19 people from the neighbouring villages for interrogation.
June 30: A group of 250 cadres of the CPI-Maoist carried out simultaneous attacks on the Rajpur police station and Baghaila outpost in Bihar's Rohtas district killing six police personnel and seven civilians. Eight persons, including four policemen, were injured in the attack.The Maoists looted four self-loading rifles, eight .303 rifles, two INSAS rifles and three carbines, besides hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The Maoists also blew up the police station and outpost using dynamites before escaping.
June 20: Two personnel of the Government Railway Police were killed and seven persons, including three passengers, were injured when a group of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Kathgodam Express train at a railway crossing near Sonepur station in the Saran district. The extremists reportedly opened fire as soon as the train reached the station.
June 17: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Kamlesh Ram and Nanhak Yadav, were arrested from two different villages in the Arwal district. District Superintendent of Police, G. P. Bhadoria, said that while ‘zonal commander’ Kamlesh Ram was arrested from Jhikatia Bara village, Yadav was arrested from Kurbi village. Both of them are wanted in over a dozen cases of loot, murder and kidnapping for ransom.
May 30: In a press release, the CPI-Maoist denied reports that they issued death threats to the Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid, team member Mahendra Singh Dhoni and cricket board president Sharad Pawar. "No such threat to the life of cricketers has been issued by Maoists", signed by Agni, spokesperson of the CPI-Maoist’s North Bihar-Uttar Pradesh-Uttarakhand Special Area Committee. He described the widely circulated reports - based on a letter alleged to have been written by Maoists in Chhattisgarh - as a fraud by the State's police to defame Maoists and paint them as "mindless killers".
May 29: Over 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the Satgharwa village in the Munger district and killed two persons, including a political activist of the Janata Dal-United, by slashing their throats. Another person who was also pulled out of his home was, however, assaulted but spared by the extremists. The victims were believed to be police informants.
May 23: Two civilians were killed and two others wounded in an attack by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Maniyarpur village in the East Champaran district. Over 100 armed Maoists attacked the village near the Nepal border and set ablaze vehicles and looted some houses.
May 17: A large quantity of explosive material, suspected to have been hidden by the CPI-Maoist cadres for making landmines and bombs, was unearthed at Pusatadh forest in the Gaya district. Superintendent of Police, Amit Jain, told that acting on a tip-off from arrested Maoist ‘commander’ Ajay Kanu, security forces conducted a search and found 10 bags, each containing 50 kilograms of ammonium nitrate.
May 9: One Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) personnel was killed in an encounter between the SAP personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres at Chikni village in the Khagaria district. More than a hundred Maoists reportedly surrounded a police outpost in Khagaria and opened fire towards the SAP personnel inside the police outpost building. In the ensuing encounter, in which more than two hundred rounds were fired from both sides, one SAP personnel was killed while another sustained shrapnel injuries. Maoists also looted a police rifle.
May 8: Shankar Ram alias Roshan, a CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’, was arrested at Dhanpurua village in the Rohtas district. Roshan, who carried a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, was wanted in connection with several offences, including a landmine blast in which 11 policemen were killed at Dobua More in the same district in 2003. He was also involved in the killing of K N Sharma at Nauhatta in 2000, after which the state government had announced the reward for his capture.
May 1: Ram Raj alias Azad, a ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested from a beer bar in Gaya. Superintendent of Police of Gaya, Amit Jain, informed that Azad was under electronic surveillance for quite some time. Azad was involved in a number of Maoist operations, including attacks on the Tekari and Paraiya police stations.
April 29: Nearly 200 CPI-Maoist cadres raided the construction site of a river over-bridge near Dubba Ghat in the Sheohar district exploding bombs, opening fire and setting ablaze nine huts of labourers. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Tirhut range), Gupteshwar Pandey, told that the Maoists also damaged some machines, including a generator set. They had pasted posters near the place of occurrence a week ago directing the contractor of the Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation Limited to meet the representatives of the banned outfit.
April 28: Police in the Hazaribag district recovered two rifles and around 80 rounds of ammunition following an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest area along river Kahudag. While Naxalites managed to flee following a half an hour encounter, subsequent search operations yielded the arms and ammunitions. One of the rifles recovered had ‘Jehanabad’ inscribed on it, indicating that it was looted during the Maoist raid on the Jehanabad jail on November 13, 2005.
April 22: Heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a brick kiln owned by one Maan Singh at village Thatwar under Dumaria police station in the Gaya district. At least 200 activists of the CPI-Maoist encircled the brick kiln and asked the labourers to go away before they detonated a dynamite to blow it up.
April 21: Nearly 200 CPI-Maoist cadres seized the Narganjo railway station in the Jamui district for several hours after abducting the cabin master and porters to enforce a bandh (strike) called by them. The incident led to suspension of train services on the Howrah-Patna section of the Eastern Railway. Contingents of security force personnel were rushed to the spot following which the Maoists retreated without causing any damage to the station or personnel. The cabin master and porters were also set free subsequently.
April 10: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two adjacent schools that housed a CRPF picket at Banahara village under Haveli Khadagpur police station in the Munger district. Confirming the incident, Munger Superintendent of Police Ravindran Shankaran told that the Maoists used dynamite to blow up the schools. He also said that a couple of ‘can bombs’ has been recovered from the places of the attack. No casualty, however, has been reported as the attack took place in the wee hours when no one was present at the spot.
April 8: CPI-Maoist cadres killed two personnel of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and injured five others on the Howrah-Mokama passenger train near Narganjo railway station on the Jasidih-Jhajha section under the Asansol division of the Eastern Railway. The Maoists looted an SLR, two carbines and two pistols from both the slain and injured RPF personnel and detrained at Rajla Halt after pulling the alarm chain.
Another CPI-Maoist squad attacked a CRPF platoon near Hassanpur village under the Atri police station of Gaya district. The CRPF platoon was returning after a combing operation to flush out Maoists from villages under the Konch police station of the district. The CRPF personnel retaliated and in the encounter that lasted about 30 minutes neither side suffered any casualties. A large cache of arms and ammunition including three rifles earlier looted from a police station, an SLR, a country-made rifle, and over 300 live cartridges of various calibers were recovered from the fleeing Maoists. CPI-Maoist area commander Hridaya Ravi Das was subsequently arrested by the security forces.
April 2: Sitamarhi district Police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader, Shivchandra Paswan, from Barahi village under Riga police station. Sitamarhi Superintendent of Police M. R. Nayak said that Paswan had taken part in the March 31-attack on a bank and a police station in Riga.
March 31: CPI-Maoist cadres launched an attack in the Riga block of Sitamarhi district in north Bihar bordering Nepal. Hundreds of Maoists reportedly raided the local police station, block headquarters and two branches of banks. One police personnel was killed and a bank employee injured in the attack.
March 26: A CPI-Maoist leader, Krishna Sardar, believed to be one of the masterminds of the jailbreak operation in the Jehanabad district in November 2005, was arrested in the Nawada district. Three other associates of the arrested extremist were also arrested during the raid on a hotel.
March 13: Five CPI-Maoist cadres including an area commander, identified as Vijay Ram and suspected to be involved in the Jehanabad jailbreak in 2005 were arrested. While the area commander was arrested from a village in Jehanabad district, four other extremists were arrested from a village in the Darbhanga district, during a search operation by a special task force (STF) team.
February 27: CPI-Maoist cadres killed four police personnel and blew up railway tracks at two places in the Lakhisarai district. Police sources said that the Maoists attacked a camp of Bihar Military Police at Khaira village and killed four policemen besides wounding three others. The extremists decamped with one carbine, three self-loading rifles and ammunition.
CPI-Maoist cadres blasted the railway track near the eastern cabin of Dhanauri station on Kiul-Jamalpur section of Eastern Railway. They also uprooted the track at Urain station in a stretch of about 10 metres.
January 31: Six CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered to the District Magistrate Mihir Kumar Singh and Superintendent of Police Vikas Baibhav in the Bagha town of West Champaran district.
January 22: A police personnel was killed and at least two people were injured when CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the police picket at Erahi in Bihar's Buxar district. The Maoists reportedly decamped with 10 rifles.
January 20: CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian and detonated an explosion inside the house of a panchayat samiti (local self-government) member in the Gaya district. Maoists drove away the family members of Ram Chandra Yadav before detonating the explosion.
December 20: Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bharti Akka, area committee secretary, Raju, platoon commander of the Jan Shakthi dalam, Sadhu and Dinga, Jagdish and Madhu, all dalam members, surrendered before the police in the district headquarter Gadchiroli. Police said that all of them will be provided financial assistance as per provisions of the surrender and rehabilitation policy.
December 10: Two Maoists, identified as Ramdas Bhura Kunjami and Surekha Tani Weladi alias Dewala Ramdas Kunjami, who were working with dalam (squad) number 18 in the Aheri and Etapalli areas were arrested from the Sharada Lodge at Wardha.
December 8: Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres from Jhadapapda village under Pendry police station limits of Gadchiroli district. The arrested Maoists were involved in several incidents in neighbouring district of Kanker in Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoists have been brought to Kanker.
December 3: Police claimed to have killed four cadres of the CPI-Maoist in an encounter at Katta area in the Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli district. However, their dead bodies are believed to have been carried away by their fellow cadres. The police also recovered a single-barrel gun, and two explosives of 15-20 kg each from the incident site.
December 2: The Maoists set ablaze two tractors of a private contractor Maksood Ahmed, engaged in the construction of a road near Bakrundi village in the Kurkheda tehsil (administrative division) in Gadchiroli district.
At least four to five Maoists are suspected to have been injured in an encounter with the police in between Chandra and Perimili villages in the Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli district. Police also recovered some explosives and arms from encounter site.
A group of six suspected Maoists blew up the tower of a private mobile phone company at Girola village in the Gadchiroli district and later cut off the telephone lines of the village panchayat (local self government body).
November 24: At least three Naxalites were injured when police attacked their camp in the Paletola forest of Etapalli taluka (administrative division) in the Gadchiroli district. A heavy exchange of fire continued for 15 minutes before the Naxalites, believed to be around 30-35 in number, escaped from the incident site. The police claimed that at least three Naxalites were injured but were taken away by their comrades. The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rajesh Pradhan, informed that the search team recovered two live grenades, two claymore mines, a land mine, detonator and 350 foot-long wire, five bags and one backpack from the incident site.
November 12: A State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) constable, Shailesh Sampat Kamane, was killed in a CPI-Maoist attack on SRPF personnel at Permili post in the Gadchiroli district.
November 7: 20 kilograms of explosives were recovered from Etapalli in the naxalite -affected Gadchiroli district.
The Anti Corruption Bureau arrested three more persons, including brother of Bansilal Soni, in the charge of offering INR 3, 20, 000 as a bribe to Gadchiroli district to release Bansilal.
November 5: Maharashtra's Minister of State for Transport, Dharmaraobaba Atram, reportedly claimed that he received a phone call threatening his life from CPI-Maoist. Earlier, Atram, who is also the guardian minister for naxal-affected Gadchiroli district, was abducted by armed Naxalites in 1991 and was released after being held captive for 17 days. "I was told that they would not spare me this time. Stating that I had siphoned off INR 1,000 million meant for the area’s development, they said they would blow me up," Atram said.
October 21: Five SF personnel, identified as Suresh Kowase, Bhayyaji Kulsunge, Harishchandra Pawar, Sudhakar Ishtam and Babarao Padda, sustained injures in an attack carried out by around 150 CPI-Maoist cadres in a dense forest near Roppi village in the Gadchiroli district. The encounter occurred when two special squads of the police were combing the dense forest in Jarawandi post following information that Maoists belonging to the Platoon, Etapalli and Gatta dalams were hiding there. The Maoists first triggered a landmine explosion and simultaneously started firing. In the ensuing encounter, police personnel killed two Maoists and injured an unspecified number of others. The Maoists took away the bodies of their slain colleagues.
October 20: Police recovered books and leaflets related to the Maoists from the residence of Saymathe and Patil in the Sangli district headquarter.
October 15: CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly killed one of their fellow cadre, identified as Kailas alias Raju Visu Mohan of the Surjagad dalam, who was planning to surrender before police, near Rengawahi village of the Aheri tehsil (administrative division) in Gadchiroli district. Kailas was reportedly in his village to marry his female associate, also a Maoist cadre, and wanted to surrender before police when about 15-20 Maoists belonging to Surjagad and Manku dalams came to the village and killed him. Later the Maoists took the female cadre along with them.
October 14: About 60-70 cadres of the CPI-Maoist belonging to the Gatta dalam came to the Jangiya village of Gadchiroli district and killed two youngsters, Ranjit Baju Hodi and Santosh Navadesh Navadi,. The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Santosh Pradhan, said that the killing might have been an attempt to avert the leaking of information regarding the landmine blasts on October 12 in the same area.
October 12: A police constable, identified as Nana Kumbhre, was killed and another one sustained injures in a Naxalite - triggered landmine explosion in the Gadchiroli district. "The naxals triggered the blast under a patrolling jeep near Hallewada on Etapalli-Kasansur road," Additional Director General of Police (Anti-Naxalites Operation) Pankaj Gupta told.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire towards a police party engaged in combing operation near Bandu village in the Kurkheda tehsil of Gadchiroli district. Troops retaliated and repulsed the attack. However, no casualties were reported. One rifle, two hand grenades, a gun and detonators were recovered from the incident site.
October 1: A tribal youth, identified as Bandu Mainu Narote, was killed by some armed Naxalites at Battewada village in the Gadchiroli district. According to an unnamed police official, the youth was killed for seeking a job in the police force.
September 29: A Naxalite, identified as Mallesh alias Vikram Kushwaha, was arrested in Nagpur after being released on bail from the Central Jail. The arrested extremist is a deputy commander of the Deori dalam. He was taken to Chandrapur and subsequently to Gadchiroli. Mallesh was in prison since August 2004.
September 13: Police neutralised a base training camp of the CPI-Maoist at Etapalli tehsil in Jambiagatta range in the Gadchiroli district and arrested four unidentified teenage boys and three girls. Meanwhile, Gadchiroli Deputy Supertendent of Police, Rajesh Pradhan said, "We have informed their parents and are trying to know the exact reason as to who misled the youths into joining the Naxalite movement".
August 19: Two CPI-Maoist leaders, including a central committee member of the outfit, were arrested in Mumbai. Head of the Anti-Terrorist Squad K.P. Raghuvanshi described the arrests of Vishnu alias Shridhar Krishnan Srinivasan, a Central Committee member of the outfit and Vikram alias Vernin Gonsalves, a member of the outfit’s Maharshtra State Committee as a "a big catch." Two pistols, gelatin sticks, 106 CDs, pen drives, a laptop and photographs were recovered from the arrested duo. The Director-General of Police P.S. Pasricha said that the two were also linked to Arun Ferreira, a left-wing extremist who was arrested by Nagpur police in May 2007. Pankaj Gupta, Inspector General of Police of Anti-Naxalite operations in Maharashtra said that Shridhar Krishnan was believed to be the main person behind the outfit’s arms factory in Bhopal that was neutralised in January 2007.
July 3: Maharashtra Police sources claimed that the left-wing insurgency in the Gadchiroli and Gondia districts has weakened with some of the ‘dalams’ of the CPI-Maoist operating in the area winding up following a cadre crunch. Four such squads operating in the Vidarbha region were Gamini, Kotagaon, Dhanora and Jimmalgatta. The information was provided by four Maoists, including Murli alias Mahesh Reddy, who were arrested by the Nagpur police on May 8. Additional Director General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operation), Pankaj Gupta, told that in a desperate move, Maoists are shifting some of their cadres from adjoining Chhattisgarh.
May 22: Police personnel retaliated when about 12 CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire towards the police team near Ampetha village in the Sironcha area of Gadchiroli district near the Andhra Pradesh-Maharashtra border. However, the Naxalites managed to escape into the nearby forest. Police later recovered a camera flash gun, nine batteries, a digital multi-meter, two radio sets, two bags, books and nine tarpaulins from the area.
Maoists opened fire at a police party in the Gondia district. Subsequently, Police recovered some Maoist literature and other material from the incident site. However, no casualties were reported in both the incidents.
May 8: CPI-Maoist commander Murali alias Mahesh alias Rajesh along with three others was arrested by the Nagpur police. The Maoists were entering the Deekshabhoomi premises in Nagpur when the arrests took place.
April 10: Two encounters between cadres of the CPI-Maoist took place in the Gadchiroli district. In another incident in an unspecified place, Maoists tried to burn records inside a Panchayat office. No casualties, however, were reported in any of these incidents. The CPI-Maoist had called for a general strike on the day across the Gadchiroli, Gondia and Chandrapur districts to protest against the death of their cadres, killed in police encounters in the State in 2006.
March 8: A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter that ensued after Maoists attacked a police camp on at Binagunda in the Gadchiroli district. Maoists managed to flee after an encounter that lasted for over two and a half hours.
CPI-Maoist has appealed to the villagers in the tribal district of Gadchiroli to boycott the Zilla Parishad (district council) elections. Maoists accosted a Tata Sumo jeep at Kondawahi village in which Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers were travelling and set the vehicle on fire after forcing the activists to disembark. On the same day, Maoists stopped a vehicle used by Congress Party activists at Karwafa in North Gadchiroli and set it afire after asking the occupants to get down.
February 28: CPI-Maoist cadres kill a civilian Patali Zhole of Tambda village in the Gadchiroli district suspecting him to be a police informer.
February 18: CPI-Maoist cadres kill Dolu Zhure, a police informer of Kamke village in the Gadchiroli district.
January 4: CPI-Maoist cadres kill Haridas Korami, a civilian of Ghotsur village in the Gadchiroli district suspecting him to be a police informer.
December 29: The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged a panchayat (local self government body) building in the Mormont village of Bijapur district. Maoists also damaged a building of the Public Distribution System at Bhairamgarh and another one in Bijapur.
December 28: Around 200 armed cadres and Sangham members of the CPI-Maoist destroyed a under construction primary school building and a primary health centre at Morlle village in the Bijapur district.
One of the seven villagers abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Bijapur district on Decembers 27 returned to his village. The whereabouts of the rest of the villagers are not yet known.
Maoists attacked the police team who were conducting operations in the Hallur village in search of seven abducted villagers who had been taken away by the CPI-Maoist cadres. However, no causality was reported in the incident.
December 27: A group of 30-40 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted seven villagers from Surakheda forest area in the Bijapur district. The villagers were abducted when they were collecting firewood from the nearby forest area. Three villagers, however, managed to escape.
December 25: Police arrested five CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sangam Poyam, Kamluram, Madavee Chaituram, Gopa Mangu and Madavee Gopa, who had escaped from the Dantewada jail on December 16, from Pinkonda village in the Bijapur district.
December 24: The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Jagargunda police station of Dantewada district. They opened fire from all sides of the police station, about 450-km from the State capital, to which the police retaliated. However, no casualties were reported.
In the Kanker district, CPI-Maoist cadres killed 15 cattle, brought under a government scheme, in Bande village. The Maoists also carried away 55 cows with them.
December 23: Two students were killed in an explosion inside a hut in Bapunagar under Pakhanjoor police station limits in the Kanker district. The explosive was reportedly kept by the CPI-Maoist cadres who were frequently visiting in the area, Superintendent of Police, Ratan Lal Dange said.
The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked Kamalur railway station in the Dantewada district. "About 100 Maoists cordoned off Kamalur railway station and took hostage all the staff members," officials of Bhanshi police station said. The Maoists fled after taking away a walkie talkie set, three pieces of magnet phones, two pieces of control phones, one WLL phone, signal torch and other equipments from the railway station. However, none of the railway staff were harmed.
Police arrested nine CPI-Maoist cadres following an encounter near Badgaon forests area in the Kanker district. Police recovered some Maoist pamphlets and literature from the arrested cadres. The encounter occurred when Maoists belonging to the Partapur area committee attacked the policemen who were conducting search operations in the area.
December 20: Around 12 policemen were killed following an ambush by the CPI-Maoist cadres in a dense forest near Tarlaguda in the Dantewada district. Police said that 33 police personnel were escorting six policemen, who had fallen ill at Kistaram police station when the Maoists ambushed them in the area. "The police party comprised 33 jawans and 21 have returned safely to the Golapalli police station while the rest of them are missing," said the Director General of Police, Vishwaranjan.
December 19: The CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on a police party who were conducting combing operations in the Golaguda area in the Bijapur district. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged two students’ hostels at Pichhikoder village under the Mardoom police station limits in the Bastar district. Subsequently, Maoists damaged three more school buildings and one Panchayat (local-self government body) building at Harrakoder village. Another school building was damaged at Parpuda village.
Police arrested three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Santosh Nageshiya, Mohindra Paikra and Anand Pratap near Dangiri village of Jashpur district. Police recovered Maoist pamphlets, one 12 mm rifle, one Air gun and a sword from their possession.
Police arrested one CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dinish Nagvansi of Kodenar dalam (squad) near Kondagaon in the Bastar district.
A letter from a CPI-Maoist leader and some pamphlets were found during a police raid at the house of a suspended and arrested jailer in the district headquarters Dantewada. "Police recovered a letter written in English by a leader of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, Narayan Sanyal, during the raid on the house of jailer BS Mankar who was first suspended and then arrested for his involvement in the Dantewada jail break," the Dantewada District Superintendent of Police, Rahul Sharma told.
December 18: Around 50-60 Maoists attacked the houses of two Salwa Judum supporters and set it ablaze at Bechala village in the Bijapur district.
Around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist destroyed a primary school building at Kudoor village under Mardapal police station in the Bastar district.
December 17: The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh suspended the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jail), P. D. Verma, and six other police personnel for negligence, a day after 298 inmates, including several hardcore Maoists, escaped from the Dantewada district jail. Deputy Jailer B. S. Markam, who was earlier suspended, has now reportedly been arrested. The State Home Minister Ramvichar Netam told that show cause notices have been served to Inspector General of Police (Bastar) Rajinder K. Vij and Dantewada Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma for their failure to comply with the ministry’s instruction to ensure that at least 50 security force personnel were deployed in every jail in the Maoist-affected district. "It is a serious lapse on part of the officials," said Netam.
Police arrested five inmates who had escaped from the prison.
December 16: Around 299 prisoners, including 105 Maoists, escaped from the Dantewada jail after overpowering the security guards. Three security guards and two undertrial prisoners were reportedly injured during the clashes. Maoist commander, identified as Sujit Kumar, overpowered a jail guard inside the prison and opened fire after snatching his rifle. As many as 377 inmates were lodged in the district prison. The Maoists also snatched two .303 rifles, three muskets and one wireless set from the guards before escaping, Home Minister Ram Vichar Netam told. Rahul Sharma, Superintendent of Police in Dantewada, said the jail break was a "pre-meditated conspiracy" hatched by the undertrials, who were mostly Maoist supporters.
December 15: Police arrested a woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Jamuna alias Sapna, from in Siwni village in the Kanker district, and seized two bombs from Durgkondal area on the basis of her disclosure. Police also recovered Maoist literature and INR 80000 from her house in the capital Raipur on December 17.
December 14: One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, L. Kishor, was killed and two others, Virendra Singh and Rajendra, were injured in an encounter between CRPF personnel and the CPI-Maoist cadres near Dharwarm village in the Bijapur District.
December 12: Three police personnel were killed and another wounded when armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Bishrampur Police station in the Bastar district. "Over 50 armed Naxalites came in four vehicles to Bishrampur Police station on Wednesday night and opened indiscriminate firing and then triggered multiple landmine blasts," said the Bastar Range Inspector General of Police (IGP), Rajinder Kumar Vij. The extremists later exploded three land mines and blew up the police station.
December 10: Maoist cadres attacked villagers in Punampalli village in Dantewada district and abducted vice-sarpanch (village head), Gudma Sudda. The villagers, resident of the Dornapal government relief camp had gone to the village when the attack took place. While the villagers were set free after being kept in captivity for three hours, the vice-sarpanch was kept back.
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze road construction machinery in the Narayanpur district. The Maoists also left behind a pamphlet asking the contractor to stop the road construction work.
December 9: The CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed a school building at Sangam village in the Pakhanjur area of Kanker district.
Police arrested ‘commander’ of the Bansaguda local guerrilla squad and deputy-commander of the Bansaguda-dalam (squad) of the CPI-Maoist, Telem Mangu Raju alias Rambabu (carrying head money of INR 20000) in Kanker district.
December 8: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze materials used for construction of a mobile tower by the private telecom company Air Tel in Amakada village under Antagarh block of Bastar district. The construction of the mobile tower was about to begin within two days. The Maoists also warned the villagers to not give their land for the construction of the tower.
December 5: Security Force (SF) personnel neutralized two camps of the CPI-Maoist in the Kanker Gutta hills of Bijapur district. During a combing operation in the area, SFs personnel exchanged fire with three Maoists and also neutralized their camps. One ‘pipe bomb’ was recovered from the incident site.
December 4: The CPI-Maoist cadres killed three civilians of the Janglagaon government relief camp in the Bijapur district. All the three civilians went to a nearby river area and were later reported missing. Their dead bodies were reportedly recovered on December 4-morning.
Maoists set ablaze a truck in the Bhopalpatnam road near Bijapur.
Maoists blocked the road by putting boulders and trees in the Antagarh area of Kanker district.
An encounter was reported between police and the Maoists in Cherla hills under Mirtur police station in Bijapur district. No causality was reported.
December 2: CPI-Maoist cadres attacked two police personnel in front of a police station in the Dantewada district, killing a Head Constable and injuring an Assistant Sub-Inspector. They also looted an AK-47 and.303 rifles from the policemen.
A goods train derailed when the Maoists removed a portion of the track near Kamalur in the Bailadila iron ore mining area in Dantewada district, police said. The derailment badly affected railway traffic.
About 150 armed Maoists stormed the Rokel market of Chhindgarh police station area of Dantewada district. However, no casualty was reported. All the attacks came as the CPI-Maoists are celebrating the People's Guerrilla Army (PLA) week from December 2-8 in memory of their comrades.
The CPI-Maoist has called for spreading the people's war to every nook and corner of the country while celebrating the PLA week from December 2. An unnamed police officer in Raipur said that the Maoists have pasted posters in the Bastar region, urging activists to take their war to all the corners of the country. On December 2, 2000, the Naxalites had formed the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) in memory of three of their Central Committee Members - Shyam, Mahesh and Murali, who they claimed were killed by the Andhra Pradesh Police in fake encounters.
December 1: The police recovered some gelatine and detonators from a car in the capital city of Raipur and detained two persons, belonging to Orissa, in this connection. "From 14 boxes, 300 kg of gelatines and 3900 pieces of detonators, besides wires were seized from a car by the Amanaka police of Raipur city," District Superintendent of Police (SP), Amit Kumar, informed. "We have also detained one Gopal Agrawal and his driver Vijay Rajput of Khariar Road city of Kalahandi district of Orissa and they are being interrogated," he added. The SP did not rule out a Maoist link as the same type of explosives are used by the insurgents in the Rajnandgaon district.
November 29: 10 personnel of the Mizoram Reserve Police were among 12 persons killed in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Konta in the Dantewada district. The police personnel were returning to Konta after some purchases from the weekly local market at Banda, when the private jeep they were travelling was blown up by the landmine explosion. Police said the explosion was so powerful that the dead and mutilated bodies were traced in the vicinity of 300 to 400 meters from the blast site. "We have recovered all the bodies and security forces have been pressed into an intensive search operation in the area," the Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) R K Vij informed. The other two persons killed were the driver of the vehicle and an unidentified boy. The Maoists, who detonated the landmine, also reportedly looted arms, including seven AK-47 rifles, before escaping from the incident site.
November 27: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a civilian, Kosa Mando, in the Cheramangi village in the Awapalli area of Bijapur district, while he was guarding his field.
November 24: Maoists looted food items from a truck and then set it ablaze near Narsapuram in the Dantewada district. The incident occurred when a trader was on the way to Jagargonda from Dornapal. November 26: Maoists abducted 15 railway workers who were working on the rail tracks between Bhansi and Kamaloor station in the Dantewada district and subsequently released them in the evening on the same day by taking their mobile phone and some repairing instruments.
November 23: Around 1000 CPI-Maoists attacked Gangaloor village in Bastar district and looted paddy crops of amount INR 25000, from the house of a Salwa Judum leader Hemla Sikka. Subsequently, the Maoists moved towards the house of Hemala Mangu and took away nine cattle, four goats, five pigs and few hens with them.
November 22: The spokesperson of the Dandkaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI-Maoist has called for a general strike on November 30 in the Dandkaranya area (Bastar region) to protest against the recent violence in Nandigram in West Bengal.
November 21: Around 50 cadres and Sangham (a group of hardcore over-ground cadres) members of the CPI-Maoist has beaten to death one school teacher, Girdhari Manjhi, in the weekly market at Bhaisasur village in the Kanker district, accusing him to be a police informer.
CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed two government buildings in the Bande Pinjodi village under Amabeda police station in Bastar district.
November 19: A prominent Salwa Judum leader, Budhram Rana, and his son were killed after being chased by about 500 cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Musalur village in the Bijapur district. The Maoists raided the Musalur village to attack a contractor. Rana was one of the founder members of Salwa Judum and was a close associate of the Leader of Opposition, Mahendra Karma, who spearheads the movement.
November 17: CPI-Maoist cadres abducted five women living in the government run relief camp at Errabore, when they were proceeding towards their village Darbhaguda in the Dantewada district.
November 16: CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers Madikram and Budhru, branding them as police informers in Koyalibadi police station limits of Kanker district.
November 12: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist ambushed a 14-member CRPF party and killed three of them, between the Pamalwaya and Cherpal villages in Bijapur district. The others escaped unhurt in the attack. The incident occurred when the Maoists opened indiscriminate firing towards the CRPF personnel when they were proceeding towards Bijapur after patrolling the area in motorcycles. Maoists also decamped with a light machine gun and two rifles from the CRPF personnel.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead one woman, Kantibai Gada, in Narayanpur.
An exchange of fire was reported between Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel and Maoist cadres, as Maoists tried to attack the National Mineral Development Corporation's explosive depot at Hiroli, situated about 15 kilometres from Kirandul town, in the Dantewada district. However, no causalities were reported on either side.
November 10: CPI-Maoist cadres abducted three home guards, Narendra Udmadia, Ramdev Bhoyar and Rupsingh Bhoyar, from Sakdibeda village in the Narayanpur district. Maoists released the abducted home guards on November 11 on the grounds that they will quit the job. The Maoists threatened to kill them and their family members if they disobey their orders. Recently, the three home guards along with sixth others had came back to their village after completing their training.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh is on "top" of the CPI-Maoist hit list for supporting the Salwa Judum campaign. An unnamed official of the Chief Minister's office said, "Considering that Salwa Judum cadres are giving the Maoists a tough time in their strongholds, they have held the Chief Minister responsible for the campaign and put him on the top of their hit list." Due to the intensified Salwa Judum campaign, the CPI-Maoist reportedly discussed the matter in several meetings and made the Chhattisgarh government responsible for the people raising their voice against left-wing extremism and made the Chief Minister as the enemy.
The Dantewada district collector, K.R. Pisda, alleged that a Congress party legislator, Kawasi Lakhma, is a spokesman for the CPI-Maoist. In a report sent to the State government, he alleged that Lakhma, who represents Konta assembly seat in the Dantewada district, is a Maoist spokesman and appealed to the government to withdraw the 'Y' category security cover from him. The Collector's report said, "The Maoists have got a sympathizer and a spokesperson in Lakhma as the elected representative has never opposed the red army. Instead, he came out in support of Maoists on some occasions. He has never issued a statement against the rebels and has even advocated abandoning the Salwa Judum civil militia movement."
November 6: Maharashtra police with the help of local police arrested a trader, identified as Bansilal Soni, in Sambalpur village near Bhanupratappur town of Kanker district, and brought him to Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. The trader was arrested in connection with the supply of potassium nitrate and sulphur to two intermediaries of the naxalites - Sapan Rai and Parimal Mandal. Police also recovered 80-kg of explosives from him. The police claimed that the trader was supplying explosive to naxalites form past few years.
November 3: Eleven bodies of policemen were recovered from the ambush site near Pamedu in Bijapur district, where a large number of armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist had attacked a police party on November 2. "We have recovered the dead bodies of eleven policemen, including three from the Chhattisgarh armed forces and eight from the district forces," Bastar Range Inspector General of Police, Rajinder Kumar Vij, told.
November 2: Around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist ambushed a police party near Pamedu police station of Bijapur district and killed 11 policemen, including six CRPF personnel. The Maoists first triggered a landmine explosion and then indiscriminately fired on the policemen killing 11 of them. However, five injured policemen managed to escape and reported the ambush in Pamedu police station. The incident occurred when the police party was on its way to receive a team of department officials coming from Gollapalli with money drawn for salary disbursement.
November 1: One CRPF personnel, identified as D. K. Mandaker, was wounded in a CPI-Maoist-triggered bomb blast near Netanar village under Bennur police station of Narayanpur district
One more CRPF personnel, identified as P. K. Mahapatra, was injured when he stepped on a bomb planted by the Maoists near Munjmate village in Narayanpur district.
Maoists damaged an electric pole near Mingachal disrupting the power supply in the district head-quarter at Bijapur.
October 31: A mobile phone was recovered from CPI-Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal who has been imprisoned at the Bilaspur Central Jail for almost two years, police officials said.
October 29: Five Special Police Officers were killed and three seriously injured when around 250-300 CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded a police party near Pamulavayi village in Bijapur district and opened indiscriminate fire. Bastar Inspector General, R K Vij told, "The incident took place when a police team, including 16 SPOs and four constables, was going to Gangaloor where road construction was being carried out. When the team reached near the village, the Maoists opened fire at them, killing five SPOs and injuring three." Police sources said that the attack was well-planned, as the rebels opened fire from all corners, not allowing the police party to retaliate. Maoists have also decamped with some weapons of the police party.
October 27: One Special Police Officer sustained injuries when Maoists triggered a landmine blast targeting a police party who were engaged in a combing operation near Aamaveda in the Bastar district
October 26: A civilian, Suraj Netam, was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Bhandarvandi village under Fareshgaon police station in the Bijapur district.
Another civilian, Munnaram Dugga, was killed by the Maoists at Tamuru village in the Narayanpur district. Police recovered his dead body and also a pamphlet which claimed that Munnaram was a police informer.
Around 400 cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed in Bharanda village in Narayanpur district and damaged a primary and middle school, a government-run health centre and a forest guard room. Some pamphlets, written in Gondi (local tribal language) have reportedly recovered from the incident site saying ‘’all-India strike on October 30’’. One of the pamphlets, in protest against the Tata, Jindal, Reliance and Nikko companies, was written and addressed by Salawa Judum and Displacement Protest Manch, Dandkaranya.
October 23: A ‘deputy commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Rakesh Rajim, surrendered before the Kanker district police to join the mainstream society. Police also recovered 5 detonator tester, 125 SLR, cartridges and lot of Maoist literature from different places in the district by following the information reveled by the Maoist.
October 20: About 250 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed into Murdanda village of Bijapur district and damaged three school buildings. Maoists also set ablaze books and papers at the schools and took away food grains stored in one of the schools.
October 14: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered three serial landmine explosions targeting the security forces who were conducting a search operation near Polampalli village in the Bijapur district. However, no causality was reported. Subsequent to the explosion, there was an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the SFs. However, the Maoists managed to escape.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a school teacher, Gonche Deva, posted in Tadmetala village in the Konta block of Dantewada district on an unspecified date.
October 11: The CPI-Maoist cadres have reportedly destroyed over 10,000 saplings of jatropha, a source of bio-fuel, in the Kanker district. "Around 60-80 armed Maoists backed by dozens of village level cadres called Sangham members stormed into Hanuman Tekri village on Koylibera-Antagarh road and uprooted and destroyed about 10,000 jatropha saplings," forest department sources told.
October 10: Police arrested a villager, Mahtaru, for assisting the CPI-Maoist cadres from Bendadi village under Churiya police station of Rajnandgaon district. Police also recovered a CPI-Maoist pamphlet from his house. He was reportedly charged with assisting the local Maoists in the district.
October 9: One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Devnnaka, was killed in an encounter with the police near Chiklimenta village under Jagargunda police station limits of Dantewada district. The encounter erupted when around 100 Maoists opened fire towards a group of 52 security force personnel who were on a combing operation in the area. The dead body of the slain Maoist along with one bomb, one axe and bow and arrow was recovered from the incident site. However, the other Maoists managed to escape.
October 8: One CRPF personnel, identified as Anup Nair was killed and two CPI-Maoist cadres were reportedly injured during an encounter in Antagarh police station area of Kanker district. According to Kanker Superintendent of Police, Vinod Choubey, Maoist cadres opened fire towards a group of SFs guarding a local MLA, Vikram Usende who was in the area to take part in the opening ceremony of a middle school. This is the third time in the last one and half year that Maoist cadres had targeted the MLA.
The CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire towards a joint team of the CRPF and State police personnel, who were conducting a search operation near Bhave forest in the Rajnandgaon district. However, no casualties were reported. Subsequently, police arrested three persons from the incident site.
October 3: Three villagers sustained injuries in a pressure bomb explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Powrail village in the Madded police station area of Bijapur district
October 2: A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Ramdhan Cherva, carrying head money of INR 15000 and involved in several cases in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, was shot dead by police at Ramgarh police station limits in Korea district.
September 27: Two hardcore cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed and two others arrested in an encounter with the police in a forest area of the Bijapur district. Security force personnel had launched an operation following information that the Maoists were hiding in the forests of the Haloor valley in Bhairamgarh block. An unspecified quantity of arms and explosives were recovered from the arrested Maoists.
September 19: Around 30-35 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a truck, belonging to Public Work Department and engaged in road construction work, near Kongera village under Donger police station limits of Narayanpur district.
September 18: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by police from Batarpur village under Bhairamgarh police station area of Bijapur district. According to Bijapur Superintendent of Police, Ratanlal Dangi, both the cadres were involved in the August 25 attack by the Maoists on a government relief camp at Bhairamgarh.
September 17: A ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Ram Singh alias Praveen, carrying head money of INR 25000, was killed in a road accident while trying to escape police chase in the Sonhat police station area of Korea district. According to police, Praveen was involved in several cases of murder and Maoist attacks in the neighbouring Surguja district and also Surajpurr and Balarampur police districts.
September 14: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a Salwa Judum activist, Gangaram of Batawada government relief camp under Bhairamgarh police station area in the Bijapur district, while he was returning to the camp.
Maoist cadres killed a SPO, Padti Nagesh, near Murgunda village in the Bijapur district.
September 13: Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Hirasingh alias Nandu and Nakulram were arrested by police from a bus stand at Jagdalpur in the Bastar district. Police recovered a knife, Maoist posters and literatures from the possession of the arrested cadres.
September 11: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted three Salwa Judum activists from Gangaloor police station area of Bijapur district and subsequently killed one of them, identified as Hemla Budhru. The three men from Gangaloor relief camp were grazing cattle when about 12 Maoists came and abducted them. The whereabouts of the two others is not ascertained.
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, Asharfi Yadav, at Jalbotha village under Chando police station limits of Surguja district. He is reported to have disclosed his involvement in the killing of the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Devnandan Yadav, and several other cases.
Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, Udayaram, (carrying head money of INR 20000) from Banjari village in the Raipur district.
September 3: CPI-Maoists killed a civilian, Shailendra Patel, and injured his associate, Rajneesh Phutane, in the Gangaloor road of Bijapur district.
September 2: A Salwa Judum activist, identified as Chaituram, and his relative, Mudyami Jhadi, were killed by a group of at least 60 cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Bhusaram village under Bhairamgarh police station area of Bijapur district.
According to police sources, two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed by police in an encounter at Murmunda village under Faresgarh police station limits of Bastar district. The incident occurred when police rushed to the village where Maoists had damaged five houses and looted valuable
Maoists looted INR 40000, some cheques and important papers from a businessman who was returning from a Sunday collection at Panama square in Jagdalpur of Bastar district.
September 1: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a police station at Jegurugonda in the Dantewada district on. Some 80 rounds were fired from both sides. No casualties were reported.
August 31: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist disrupted the movement of trains between Kirundual station in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh and Vishakhapatnam station in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists reportedly erected hurdles on the rail track near Gedam in the Dantewada district.
August 30: Podium Ganpat, ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, was killed in an encounter with the police near Sendralgaon forest area in the Madded police station limits of Bijapur district. Police recovered some explosives, three detonators, wire and daily use material from his possession.
Maoists opened fire at the helicopter carrying the Director-General of Police, Viswa Ranjan and Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range), R. K. Vij, in the Chintalnar village area of Dantewada district. They fired five rounds from a distance in the direction of the chopper, according to the reports. Both the officers were safe and there was no damage caused to the helicopter either, police sources said. The police officials were visiting Mukaram village where 12 police personnel were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres on August 29.
August 29: At least 12 security force (SF) personnel were killed in an ambush by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Jagargunda forests of Dantewada district. About 200 armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of the SF personnel while it was en route to secure an area at Tarmekla village in Jagargunda, where the Maoists had blocked construction of a road.
The Maoists set ablaze a Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board's truck in the Nukanpal village of Bijapur district.
CPI-Maoist cadres looted a parcel containing INR 20000 from a jeep of the State Bank of India and set it ablaze near Madded in the Bijapur district.
August 27: A civilian, identified as Manish Dewangan, was killed and one Mukesh Khute sustained injuries when cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire towards a bus in a forest near Bijapur. Maoists reportedly attacked the bus suspecting that police personnel were aboard the bus.
Maoists shot dead one Special Police officer, Bhogami Mangu, at a weekly market in the Bhansi village of Dantewada district.
One security force (SF) personnel, identified as Silvara Minz, was injured in a Maoist-triggered landmine blast near Phuladi village in the Bijapur district. Subsequent to the explosion, Maoists opened fire towards the SFs who retaliated and chased away the Maoists.
August 26: 400 Maoist cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a government relief camp at Patarpara village near Bhairamgarh in the Dantewada district and killed four Salwa Judum activists and injured seven more. Maoists also destroyed the houses and looted food grains.
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted four civilians from the Dornapal Salwa Judum relief camp in the Dantewada district.
August 24: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire towards police personnel conducting a combing operation at Kosalnar village under Chote Dongar police station area of Narayanpur district. However, the Maoists managed to escape in retaliatory action which lasted for half an hour. During a subsequent search operation, police recovered the body of an injured civilian, identified as Lalu, and three bombs and substances related to landmines.
August 22: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a civilian, identified as Tenam Tanyya, at Murdunda village in the Bijapur district.
August 19: Police personnel who were engaged in combing operation in a forest area under Gadiras police station of Dantewada district retaliated when attacked by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres. During a subsequent search operation, police recovered the dead bodies of two Maoists along with two guns, a carry bag, one bomb, three detonators and Maoist literature from the incident site.
August 19: A group of nine CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire in a weekly market in Dantewada district's Chindgarh locality killing a special police officer (SPO), who was posted with a police station in Kukanar.
August 9: CPI-Maoist cadres on August 10 detonated explosions targeting the house of a BJP MLA in the Kanker district. Police sources told "Using a tiffin bomb, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), the Maoists triggered the blast in wee hours on Friday and exploded the house of Vikram Usendi, a former minister and a current BJP MLA at Pakhanjur, about 210 km from the state capital." Since the house was vacant no one was injured in the incident, while the explosion damaged a portion of the building. Some leaflets were left behind by the Maoists at the site.
August 6: The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Baliram, at Temaru village under Raoghat police station area in the Narayanpur district. Maoists suspected him to be a police informer.
August 3: CPI-Maoist cadres blocked roads in several parts of the Bastar region disrupting the traffic and normal life as part of the last day of the ‘martyrs week’.
A woman, identified as Padma, was arrested by police from Bhilai in the Durg district, for her alleged links with the CPI-Maoist. A letter and a diary have been recovered from her possession. Some reports indicated that Padma has been hospitalised with symptoms of poisoning while in custody at the Bhatti Police station late on August 4-night. However, the Inspector General of Police (Raipur), Y. K. S. Thakur, denied that Padma had consumed poison. Thakur added that Padma had confirmed her links with Maoists, following sustained interrogation. "She confessed her husband, Bhaskar Rao alias Balkrishna, was a naxal commander and she had also come into contact with Rajhara dalam (squad) after arriving in Bhilai," he informed.
August 2: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a civilian, identified as Rajesh Tiwari, at Moharsop village in the Surajpur police district. Maoists reportedly labeled him as a police informer.
Chhattisgarh Police filed a charge sheet against the People's Union for Civil Liberties national vice-president, Binayak Sen, accusing him of having links with the CPI-Maoist. Another charge sheet was filed against senior Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal and a Maoist courier Piyush Guha. All the three were arrested during the last three months.
August 1: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a civilian, identified as Majji Burga, in a forested village under Bedre police station in the Bijapur district.
A civilian, identified as Kattam Ramesh, was hacked to death by the CPI-Maoists in the Konta area of Dantewada district. They had reportedly killed both the civilians suspecting them to be police sympathisers.
One civilian was injured in a bomb blast planted by the CPI-Maoists at Poshanpally village under Bhopalpattnam block of Bijapur district.
July 30: One CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the police near Jabeli forest under Nakulnagar police station area of Dantewada district. The incident occurred when Maoists opened fire towards a joint team of the district police and CRPF personnel who were on a combing operation in the area. Police recovered one rifle, four detonators and a bag from the slain Maoist’s possession.
One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Pradeep Bhagat, surrendered to the police at Ambikapur in the Surguja district along with one .515 bore rifle and 15 bullets.
July 29: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a villager in the Errabore police station area of Dantewada district. The dead body of the victim was recovered from the Jagdalpur-Konta road.
July 28: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up three school buildings at Gordand and Karmari villages in the Bastar district during July 28-31. Maoists are reportedly against the staying of security forces in the school buildings.
July 27: A Salwa Judum activist, identified as Hemla Aayatu, was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Dodapara village in the Bijapur district.
July 25: A civilian, identified as Kadtee Kalmu, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Kakodipara village under Mirtur police station area in the Bijapur district. Kalmu was killed while doing agricultural activities in his field. Earlier, Maoists had announced ban on agricultural activities in the Bastar region.
One Salwa Judum activist, identified as Potami, was killed by the CPI-Maoists at Tungali village under Jangla police station area of Bijapur district.
In the Dantewada district, Maoist-triggered landmine blasts damaged the road between Palnar-Kirandul and severely disrupted the movement of traffic in that area. However, no causalities have been reported.
July 24: Four villagers were abducted from Pinkonda village in the Bijapur district by CPI-Maoist cadres. They were subsequently released by the Maoists and asked not to take part in Salwa Judum.
July 23: Six sangham (a group of hard core over-ground cadres) members of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by police from Murnar village in the Kanker district. They were identified as Bajaru, Dayaram, Ankalu, Ramji alias Masuram, Birendra and Bhinguram.
July 19: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up Mareda Bridge on the Aranpur road in the Dantewada district. However, no causalities were reported.
July 18: An unidentified civilian was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Kameli village under Kirandul police station area of Dantewada district. A pamphlet, pasted on the dead body read that all the police informers will have to face similar consequences.
One sangham member of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Aayatu Lachhu, was arrested by police from a weekly market in Dantewada.
July 17: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed five farmers and assaulted five others in separate incidents at Gunapara and Nayapara villages under Gangaloor and Jangala police station areas of Bijapur district. The farmers reportedly had defied Maoists ban on cultivation in Narayanpur, Bijapur, Dantewada, Bastar and Kanker districts.
CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead Nand Kumar Singh, a local leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) at Chindgarh near Konta in the Dantewada district.
CPI-Maoist cadres released 10 people abducted earlier from the four villages, Kotpad, Madagaon, Botha and Moode in the Bastar district on July 16. Local villagers had met the Maoist cadres and requested them to release the abducted people.
Maoist cadres blasted a rail track between Kirandul and Kotvalsa station in the Bastar district. The blast disrupted the movement of goods and passenger trains.
July 16: An unidentified cadre of the CPI-Maoist was killed in an encounter with police personnel in Chhirka village of Bastar district. A rifle and some Maoist literature were recovered during subsequent search operations in the area.
CPI-Maoist cadres abducted 10 people including a woman from four villages, Kotpad, Madagaon, Botha and Moode in the Bastar district. G P Singh, Superintendent of Police of the District (Bastar) said, "The villagers are between 15 and 25 years of age and we believe that the Naxals will make an effort to indoctrinate them so that they join the Naxalite ranks."
July 11: Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Praveen Yadav alias Bambaiya and Sanjay Yadav, were arrested by police at Gajar village under Ramchandrapur police station area of Surguja district.
July 10: An encounter was reported between CPI-Maoist cadres and police at Adesmeta under the Gangalur police station area of Bijapur district. However, no causalities were reported on either side.
July 9: At least 24 security force personnel and 20 CPI-Maoist cadres, were killed in a gun battle that occurred when a joint team of the CRPF and Chhattisgarh Police personnel were combing the Elampatti-Regadgatta forest area of Dantewada district. The killed security force personnel included 16 CRPF personnel, including an Assistant Commandant, six special police officers (SPOs) and two from Dantewada district forces.
CPI-Maoist cadres damaged a government-run health centre, a teacher’s residence and a primary school building at Kemru village in the Narayanpur district. Maoists also warned the villagers to face dire consequence if they allow police personnel to stay in the village.
Two Special Police Officers and a CRPF personnel sustained injuries in a clash between the CPI-Maoist cadres and SF personnel in the Konta block of Dantewada district. SFs retaliated when Maoists opened fire and simultaneously triggered a landmine blast targeting them in the area.
July 8: Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, Nirmala alias Nirmalakka, ‘Western Bastar Division Commander’, Chandrashekhar Reddy alias Jaipal Reddy and Mahendra alias Sukhram, member Dola dalam, from the Pachperi area of Raipur town.
A senior member of the CPI-Maoist, Mahendra Netam, was arrested by police at Jagdalpur railway station in the Bastar district.
A Salwa Judum activist, identified as Sirha Madkami Hunga, was shot dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Sukma block of Dantewada district.
July 6: Two civilians, identified as Kannu Dula and Mandavi Mukka, were shot dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist, suspecting them as police informants, in the Chintagupha police station area of Dantewada district
July 5: The dead body of a Salwa Judum activist, Poyami Raju, was found in the Bijapur district. Raju was abducted earlier by the CPI-Maoist cadres on July 4 from the Bade Kumali village.
100 kilogram of explosives was recovered by a joint team of CRPF and police from Kangurra forest in the Rajnandgaon district, following information revealed by the arrested Maoist ‘commander’ Subash.
July 4: A civilian, identified as Andrik lal, was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Cherpal relief camp in the Bijapur district.
Two CRPF personnel, Devraj and Karim, sustained injuries in a Maoist-triggered IED blast near Palnar village under Kirandul police station of Dantewada district.
A Special Police Officer, identified as Kudiyam Modo, sustained injuries in a ‘pressure bomb’ explosion triggered by the Maoists near Pamalwaya in the Bijapur district.
July 3: Chhattisgarh Police arrested Subhash alias Aitu Kursa, the Darrekasa dalam ‘commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, along with an associate from Dongargarh in the Rajnandgaon district. Police also raided several places based on the information revealed by Aitu and recovered two AK-47 rifles, two self-loading rifles, two shot guns, 150 gelatine sticks and a wireless set.
The Maoists issued a warning to tribal villagers to stop all farming activities in the Maoist-affected Bastar region. The decree was passed in pamphlets that were reportedly pasted in the villages.
July 1: Two civilians, identified as Mandavi Raju and Mandavi Lakhma, were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Keskutul village under Baihramgarh block in the Bijapur district. Raju was allegedly killed for refusal to join the Maoist group while Lakhma was killed for performing agricultural activities defying Maoists dictates that the people who are living in the government run relief-camps have no right to take part in agricultural activities in the village.
June 26: An attempt to blow up a railway bridge between Bhansi and Bacheli stations in the Dantewada district by the CPI-Maoist cadres was foiled by the security forces when they detected and defused mines.
Police engaged Maoists in an encounter near Bairamgadh in the Bijapur district. However, no casualties were reported.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a truck on the National Highway No. 6 near Rajnandgaon.
June 24: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted 13 tribals, including six women and three children, from Maraiguda village in the Dantewada district. Subsequently, two women and a child were released.
Two Salwa Judum activists, identified as Lambaram Sodhi and Chandreyya, were killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Surekheda and Motalapalli villages respectively in the Dantewada district.
Maoists caused extensive damage to the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam railway line by triggering blasts in the Dantewada district, adversely affecting iron ore export from the state-run National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. According to police sources, railway tracks have been blown up at several places. Maoist handbills and posters—threatening to cause extensive damage to telecom, railways and electricity supply during the economic blockade—were also recovered from several places in the region, police added.
CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a 33-KV power transmission line near Bodli village in the Bijapur district.
June 20: CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a police personnel, identified as Anil Devangan, in a gun battle at Ghanora village in the Bastar district. Two police personnel sustained injuries in the incident which occurred when the Maoists challenged and opened fire towards a police party conducting combing operations in the area. The Maoists later managed to escape.
June 19: Three civilians, Santu Yadav, B. L. Baghel and Triveni Dewangan, were injured in a ‘pressure-bomb’ explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Barhibeda village in the Narayanpur police district.
June 18: A civilian, identified as Durgaram, was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Pinkonda village in the Dantewada district. Durgaram was labeled as police informer by the CPI-Maoist.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres were reportedly caught and later on handed over to the police by villagers at Patrapara under Rajpur block in the Sarguja district. Three ‘Tiffin bombs’ and two swords were recovered from the Maoists.
June 17: Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed by the police in an encounter near Gangallur village in the Bijapur district. Maoists reportedly opened fire towards a police party who were returning from a combing operation. Police personnel retaliated and during subsequent search operations, recovered three dead bodies of the CPI-Maoist cadres along with one 12-bore rifle, one home-made rifle and a live landmine from the incident site.
Two Special Police Officers were injured in a CPI-Maoist-triggered ‘pressure bomb’ explosion in the Tikler area under Cherpal police station in the Bijapur district.
June 14: Police retaliated and foiled an attack carried out by a group of about 100 CPI-Maoist cadres at the Cherpal police camp in the Bijapur district. The Maoists reportedly exploded a bomb and also opened fire towards the police personnel. However, when police opened fire the Maoists retreated and managed to escape.
June 10: One police personnel was killed in an encounter with cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Akkabeda forest of Narayanpur district The incident occurred when the Maoists challenged a police party which was on a combing operation in the area. Police recovered one .303 rifle from the incident site.
The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the National Mineral Development Corporation premises in the Dantewada district. "A large number of Naxalites attacked the Bacheli premises of the NMDC and burnt over 100 meters of a conveyor belt,'' a police official told.
Maoists released four of the nine persons, abducted earlier on June 9. "At around 9 am, four of the tribal youths were released by Maoists. They are unharmed," said Rahul Sharma, Superintendent of Police.
Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a Bamboo depot at Bande in the Kanker district, leading to a loss of INR 40 million. They also left behind a pamphlet giving instructions to the common people to oppose Salwa Judum.
CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two Pokland machines, worth INR 10 million each, of Essar Company, near Kirandul in the Dantewada district. One machine was totally destroyed while other was partially damaged.
The CPI-Maoist released three persons, identified as Mahesh, Venkat and Dobaram, abducted earlier on June 9-night from Mahimagawadi village in the Narayanpur district, after a promise that they would not take part in the Salawa Judum movement.June 12: Dead bodies of two civilians abducted by the CPI-Maoist on June 9 were recovered from a pond near Banda village in the Dantewada district.
The Maoists in Chhattisgarh have admitted that 500 of their rebels have been killed by cadres of anti-Maoist Salwa Judum movement in the last two years, a police official said. The admission came through leaflets and posters found by police in the Dantewada district.
June 9: Two CRPF personnel were injured when CPI-Maoist cadres detonated two pressure bombs in the Bailadila hills of Dantewada district.
Separately, a civilian, identified as Vikram Raut, was injured in a pressure bomb explosion, triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres, under Dhanora police station in the Bastar district.
Maoists abducted 12 people from the Dantewada and Narayanpur districts. Nine persons were abducted from Bande village of Dantewada district by about 25 armed Maoists when they were returning from a government-run employment generating scheme. Separately, CPI-Maoist cadres abducted three persons, accusing them of being police informants, from Mahimagawadi village in the Narayanpur district.
June 5: Three employees of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board were killed and five Special Task Force personnel sustained injuries in a CPI-Maoist-triggered landmine blast near Kapsi in the Narayanpur district. The incident occurred when the truck in which they were traveling hit a landmine, on their way to Jharaghati, a forested area, to repair three high-tension electricity towers that were blown up by Maoists on June 1.
Maoists brought down three more high-tension power transmission towers in the Bastar region. So far, Maoists have blasted eight high-tension electricity transmission towers in the State since June 1, leading to power breakdown in the Dantewada, Bijapur, Narayanpur and Bastar districts. A senior State-run National Mineral Development Corporation official said, "Iron ore production and transportation to the domestic market and exports to China and Japan have come to a complete halt since the past five days and would continue to suffer for a week." According to police, the Maoists are disrupting power installations in order to target government offices, the police and even tribals who are part of the Salwa Judum.
June 3: At least seven CPI cadres, including a Panchayat representative, were injured in a clash with the Salwa Judum activists in the Dantewada district. The incident occurred near Dornapal when the CPI leaders and workers were returning from Cherla in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh after attending a meeting against the Salwa Judum and Maoist threat.
One CRPF personnel, identified as Kailashpati Yadav, was injured in a Maoist-triggered ‘Pressure-Bomb’ explosion near Aranpur under Jagargunda area in the Bastar district.
Maoists blew up two high-tension power supply towers near Narayanpur in the same district, affecting the power supply and subsequently disrupting daily life in the whole Bastar region. According to Rajeev Ranjan, chief of the State Electricity Board, it will take at least 15 days to restore the power supply.
June 2: Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a gun battle with the police in the forested stretch of Sendra area in the Bijapur district. The gun battle occurred when the Maoists opened fire towards the policemen who were conducting counter-insurgency operations. "The security forces retaliated and gunned down four Maoists," a police office told. However, several others managed to escape.
June 1: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up three high-tension power supply towers in the forests of Dhourie and Farasgaon of the Bastar region affecting train services and production in the National Mineral Development Corporation.
May 30: The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and killed three unidentified civilians, alleging to be police informants, at Gotulgunda village in the Dornapal area of Dantewada district. Police recovered their dead bodies near Kankerlanka village on May 31-morning.
A Sarpanch (village head) was killed by suspected Maoists at Tumakpal village under Katekalyan block in the same district.
May 29: A Sarpanch (village head) was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Kotram village in the Dantewada district.
One Special Police Officer was injured in an exchange of fire with Maoists in the same district.
May 28: Nine police personnel were killed and three others sustained injuries in landmine blasts carried out by CPI-Maoist cadres and the subsequent exchange of fire that lasted an hour, near Kudur village between Kondagaon and Mardapal in the Bastar district. The Maoists reportedly looted arms and ammunition including automatic weapons from the police before fleeing from the incident site.
Three civilians were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in the Bansaguda area of Dantewada district. One of the slain civilians, identified as Rajeev Pujari, was labelled as a police informer by the Maoists.
In an exchange of fire between SFs and the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Gangalur police station area in the Bijapur district, one CRPF personnel was killed.
One SF personnel was injured when SFs exchanged fire with the Maoists in the Bedre camp area in the same district.
One police personnel were wounded when Maoists opened fire at Bedare in the Dantewada district.
CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly damaged telephone lines, electricity poles, small bridges and roads in the Bijapur and Narayanpur districts.
May 27: A local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yadunandan was shot dead by CPI-Maoist cadres in the Sarguja district.
The CPI-Maoist triggered landmines blasts blowing up a railway bridge between Bacheli and Kirandul and derailing three wagons of a goods train in the Dantewada district during a general strike called by the outfit. The Maoists were observing bandh in the Dandakaranya area of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh and parts of Orissa, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to protest against the alleged fake encounters by the police. According to police, Maoists took away wireless sets of the guards and left behind pamphlets demanding a probe into the "fake" encounter in Bijapur district and action against the superintendent of police Ratan Lal Dangi.
Maoists damaged the railway track between Bhansi and Bacheli in the Dantewada district by detonating a landmine blast. They also burnt some machinery at an Essar Steel facility at Maddadi in the same district.
May 24: A group of 100 CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire towards the CRPF personnel who were travelling to Koyalibeda from Tadokee village for a combing operation near Kandari village in the Kanker district. The CRPF personnel opened fire in retaliation and subsequently recovered the dead body of one Maoist, identified as Ashok Kumar Ushendi, along with a loaded rifle from the incident site. Police also arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Chamarsingh. The other Maoists managed to escape.
May 22: A Salwa Judum member was killed and six others sustained injures in a CPI-Maoist-triggered landmine explosion along the Jargunda-Arangpur road in the Dantewada district. According to police, the incident occurred when 250 Salva Judum members were on their way to Arungpur from Jargunda to purchase food grains.
May 18: One CRPF constable, identified as Hoshiyar Singh, was killed and three others, identified as K. N. Pathak, V.K. Tiwari and T. Hanumant Rai, sustained serious injuries in a CPI-Maoist-triggered landmine explosion near Masundi village in the Dantewada district.
May 17: Police personnel opened fire on a group of six CPI-Maoist cadres at Nayapara area in the Dantewada district, killing two of them. Police also arrested one Maoist while three others managed to escape. Some arms were recovered from the slain Maoists.
May 15: Two police personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres at Phuladi in the Bijapur police district.
Police and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire in the Madphul forest area of the Bijapur police district. No police personnel were injured in the encounter.
May 12: The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a police constable, Khubchand Sahu, a personal security officer to the Public Health Engineering Minister Kedar Kashyap, at a weekly market in the Mardapal village of Bastar district. A woman standing nearby also sustained injuries in the incident. The CPI-Maoist cadres took away the constable’s AK-47 rifle and left behind a bag containing three hand grenades, two knives and several rounds of ammunition, when they were challenged by ten other constables.
May 8: Police recovered 10 kilograms of explosives and 70 feet detonator wire from the area between Sitagao and Madanwada villages under Aunndhi police station area in the Rajnandgaon district. The recovery was made following information revealed by the arrested CPI-Maoist ‘deputy commander’ Suresh alias Raju.
CPI-Maoist cadres removed two rail tracks causing derailment of an iron ore-laden goods train at Nareli in the Dantewada district. The CPI-Maoists also abducted four staff of the train, later released them unharmed after looting their wireless sets.
CPI-Maoist cadres blocked vehicular traffic to iron ore-rich Raoghat area from the rest of the state by felling trees at many points on Raoghat- Kanker road of Kanker district.
May 6: A CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Piyush Guha, a resident of the State of West Bengal, was arrested from a railway station in Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. Guha was arrested while carrying a letter meant for a top Maoist leader currently in a Chhattisgarh jail who is in charge of masterminding dozens of major landmines blasts in India. Police recovered three letters addressed to the Maoist leader, INR 49,000 and some Maoist literature from the possession of Guha.
May 4: Top CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Gopanna, was arrested by police from the forested area of Gariabandh in the Raipur district. He was a top functionary in the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI-Maoist, said police sources.
April 28: A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the police at Lenpalli village under Jargunda police station in the Dantewada district. CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on the joint group of Special Police Officers (SPOs), district police personnel and Chhattisgah Armed Police Force who were conducting a search operation, forcing them to retaliate. The police recovered one detonator, one tiffin-bomb and huge amount of Maoist literature from the incident site.
April 26: Four police personnel were killed and 16 others injured when CPI-Maoist cadres detonated a landmine blast targeting a Police vehicle at Michgaon village near the forest belt of Durgkondal in the Kanker district. Three of the victims were identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Najgir Baksh, Lokesh Sahu and the vehicle driver Asharam Dugga. Subsequently, another security force personnel succumbed to his injuries taking the toll to five.
April 24: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were shot dead by police in a retaliatory fire in the Dantewada district.
Police claimed that four CPI-Maoist cadres were injured in a joint operation by the Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra Police near the forested region of Korchi village on the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, 25 kilometers away from the Ambagarh police camp of Rajnandgaon district.
April 23: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an encounter with the police in the Torasi area of Bastar district. According to the Bastar district Superintendent of Police, one of the slain Maoists has been identified as Ram Das, a local guerrilla squad commander.
April 22: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Hemla Sukka and Ayut, were arrested near Aranpur village in the Dantewada district while attempting to lay a landmine on the road. The police recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices, two detonators and iron rods from their possession.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres, ‘deputy commander’ Ramcharan alias Ranjeet Khirwar and his wife Sunita Khirwar, each carrying a head money of INR 5000, surrendered to Police at Jajawal in the Surguja district. Police also recovered one .303-riffle and one twelve-bore gun from the near by forest following information revealed by them.
April 21: The CPI-Maoist released two civilians, Madhav and Suman, who were abducted earlier on April 19 from the Kanker district.
April 20: A CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’, identified as Iqbal Pal alias Awadesh Pal, was arrested in the Sarguja district. During interrogation, he confessed to having worked at Gumala, Palamu and Chatra in Jharkhand, Aurangabad in Bihar, Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh and Balarampur and Jaspur in Chhattisgarh.
In the Sarguja district, ‘commander’ of the women’s wing of CPI-Maoist, Pushpa alias Kavita alias Savita, was arrested by the police along with Maoist papers, photograph of Maoists and a Compact Disc. She is reportedly involved in several cases of murder.
April 19: Two civilians were abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres from Surangi village in the Kanker District. They were identified as Madhavalal and Suman, close relatives of the vice-chairman of Bastar Development Authority, Vikaram Usendi. The Maoists also carried away a tractor, two tractor drivers and INR 50,000.
April 15: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were shot dead by security force personnel in the forested area of Pollampalli locality in the Dantewada district. Police recovered an unspecified quantity of foreign-made pistols and explosives from the slain Maoists.
One police personnel was killed and four persons, including three security force personnel, were injured in three successive landmine blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist in the Dantewada district. The incident occurred when a Police party was on an operation near Aranpur in the Jagargunda Police station area.
April 13: A CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ of the Karkabada region was killed in an encounter with the police near a forested region of Dantewada district. An AK-47 riffle, one pistol, 20 cartridges and 4 Chinese grenades were recovered from the incident site.
April 10: Three senior activists of the Salwa Judum movement were reportedly abducted last week and then killed by the CPI-Maoist in the Dantewada district. The victims' bodies were recovered from a remote forested part of the Dantewada district.
A truck loaded with wood belonging to forest officials was blown up by CPI-Maoist cadres near Naghur forest area in the Kanker district.
April 8: Four Special Police Officers were injured in a "pressure-cooker bomb" explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist near Belnar camp under Bhairamgarh block, in the Dantewada district. One more SPO was injured in "radio-bomb" explosion in the forest near Belnar.
April 2: Two security force personnel belonging to the Mizo battalion were injured in an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Golapalli in the southern Bastar region. The incident occurred when the SF personnel passing through the area were attacked by the Maoists hiding in the hills.
April 1: Two farmers were killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres for having handed over their land for an upcoming steel plant in the Dantewada district. Over 40 armed Maoists raided Bhansi village and allegedly slit the throats of two villagers who had surrendered their land to Essar Steel for setting up the plant.
March 29: CPI-Maoist cadres decamped with an electronic voting machine from the Hathrel polling booth under the Rajnandgaon constituency.
March 28: The CPI-Maoist gave a call to boycott the bye elections for the Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha constituency expressing "lack of confidence on the democratic system of the country."
March 27: Maoists threatened of "bigger" attacks if the Salwa Judum movement was not stopped. A two-page statement signed by "Azad", a Maoist spokesman, released in Hyderabad, called the Maoist attack on Police Station in Rani Bodli a "heroic and tactical counter-offensive by the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) against state-sponsored reign of terror".
March 26: Maoists attacked the Maraiagudem Police outpost in the Konta division. About 300 Maoists and Sangham members surrounded the station, hurled grenades at it and then opened fire. There was heavy firing from both sides; however, no casualties were reported in the incident.
March 25: The CPI-Maoist owned responsibility for the March 15 Rani Bodli incident in which 55 security force personnel were killed in the Bijapur district. The People's Liberation Guerrilla Army of the CPI-Maoist had killed 55 policemen in Rani Bodli camp and it was an answer to the Salwa Judum and anti-Naxal operation in Bastar region, the statement claimed.
March 17: Police personnel during an encounter killed five CPI-Maoist cadres in the forested Farsegarh area of Bijapur police district of southern Chhattisgarh. Following the encounter that lasted for two hours, "one body was recovered while the ultras carried away four bodies into the forest", a police official said.
March 16: CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted a villager of Bansari to death, under Ambagarh police station of Rajnandgaon district.
CPI-Maoist cadres killed a person in Pandey Para under Bhairamgarh police station area of Bijapur police district. In another case in the same area a villager was shot dead and another injured by the Maoists.
March 15: 55 persons, including 16 personnel of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force and 39 Special Police Officers (SPOs), were killed and 12 persons were injured in an offensive by CPI-Maoist cadres on a police base camp at Rani Bodli village of Bijapur Police District in the Bastar Division. The Maoists took away 39 weapons including self-loading rifles, AK-47 rifles .303 rifles and a mortar from the police camp. According to reports, only 11 of the 79 police personnel and SPOs posted at the camp managed to escape. Chhattisgarh Inspector General of Police Girdhari Naik said on March 16 that, from the forensic reports, the police has pegged the casualties in the Maoist ranks at 10 to 12.
March 12: CPI-Maoist cadres killed two tribals in an overnight attack in the Kanker district. A senior police official told, "A group of armed Maoists raided a forested village late night Monday. They took away two youths aged around 30 years, killed them with sharp-edged weapons and then dumped the bodies on a road." 'The youths were killed as the rebels suspected they were police sympathisers and had been assisting local police to target militant hideouts,' police further said.
March 1: Eight persons, including six security force personnel, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres at Mettagudem near the Injaram base camp in the Dantewada district on the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border. The incident occurred when SF personnel of the Naga battalion were returning to the base camp along with a group of civilians in a lorry after the night-long combing operations in the forest area.
February 14: CPI-Maoist killed three activists of the anti-Maoist vigilante movement, Salwa Judum, in the Bijapur area.
February 12: Police officials said that they have arrested six CPI-Maoist cadres and recovered explosives during an overnight raid in the Narayanpur area near Abujhmad locality in the Bastar region.
February 11: CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal in Ader village, under the Faresgarh police station in the Bastar district.
February 8: Six security force personnel and a civilian were killed in a powerful landmine explosion at Bhairamgarh in Bijapur. The SF personnel were trying to defuse explosives earlier recovered in the area, suspected to have been planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres.
February 6: Two women CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an encounter near Jagargunda in the Jagdalpur area of Bastar district. A few other cadres, including ‘area commander’ Papa Rao, were reported to have been injured during the encounter.
January 31: Two senior CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a forested stretch of Bijapur in the Bastar district, near the Andhra Pradesh border, in an hour-long encounter.
January 21: Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a gun battle between Maoists and the joint team of the local police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the forest area of Timarpur in the Bastar district.
Two CPI-Maoist cadres and a police constable were killed during a two-hour encounter in the Bhejji area of Dantewada district. The police also claimed to have arrested two women Maoists.
January 8: Four cadres belonging to the CPI-Maoist, including two women cadres, were killed during an encounter with the police in the Chhinari forest area under Chhote Dongar police station in the Narayanpur district.
December 18: A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with the Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel inside a forest area near Gudari in the Rayagada district. The slain Maoist was identified as a hardcore cadre from Andhra Pradesh. The SOG personnel also recovered five guns and a large amount of ammunition from the incident site.
December 16: Police also recovered around 2400 rounds of bullets and arms such as 7.62 mm and 9 mm pistols and .303 rifles from the Maoists’ hideout in Jarang forest under Jujumara police station in the Sambalpur district.
December 15: The Sambalpur district police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as James alias Pawan Lohar and Uddhaba Putta, from a rented house at Sambalpur. Three landmines weighing 10-kilograms each, fuse wires and communication gadgets were recovered from the arrested Maoists. The report further said that James was an expert in laying landmines and was wanted in as many as 24 criminal cases, including 10 of murder.
December 12: Two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Sehelestica Minz alias Sujata and Rasmita Naik alias Kabkit, surrendered before the Sambalpur district administration, along with two rifles and five rounds of live bullets. Both the cadres were residents of Deogarh district and were active in the outfit’s activities in the Sambalpur region.
December 11: Three constables of the Special Operation Group of the Orissa Police were injured when a claymore mine planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres exploded in the Malkangiri district. The blast occurred near MPV-31 village under Kalimela block when the policemen were trying to defuse two mines that the Maoists had planted on a tree.
December 9: A huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives were seized by police from various areas affected by the CPI-Maoist in Kisinda police limits of Naktideul block in Sambalpur district. Thousands of rounds of ammunition of various firearms besides explosives and incriminating documents were seized.
Two landmines were recovered at Sarapali in the same district. The landmines were recovered on the basis of information revealed by the arrested Maoist, Chotu Turi alias James.
December 8: One landmine was detected and subsequently defused along the road at Ranghiakhendi on Kanchanpur-Kelo route under Naktideul block in Sambalpur district.
A joint team of the Sambalpur Police, Excise and Revenue personnel and one platoon of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force destroyed a large patch of Ganja (hemp) plants in the same district. The cultivation was spread over 30 acres in the Kudanali, Talanali and Sankhapur villages under Naktideul block. About 70,000 plants have reportedly been destroyed. Market sources put the worth of Ganja destroyed at INR 300 million.
December 8: The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel in the forest near Gandima village Rayagada district, the police said. "The SOG team came under a volley of bullets from the Maoist guerrillas when they were going out to search a place. When the security forces retaliated, the attackers fled, leaving behind two rifles and ammunition. No injury has been reported so far," Muniguda police station in-charge A.K. Mohanty said.
In Malkangiri district, traffic came to a halt on the State highway connecting the district headquarter town with Motu on the Andhra Pradesh border as the Maoists had dug up the road, Malkangiri Superintendent of Police S.K. Gajbhiye said.
December 6: Police arrested a ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Chotu Turi alias James, from a rented house in Jharuapada area of Sambalpur town. The police also seized mattresses and some documents revealing that the house was being used as a transit camp.
December 5: The Orissa government apprehends infiltration of Maoists into the proposed POSCO steel plant site in the Jagatsinghpur district taking advantage of the volatile situation there. "The Naxalites are likely to capitalise on the volatile situation prevailing in POSCO project area. However, police personnel are keeping a close watch over their activities," said Home Secretary Tarunkanti Mishra, while talking to reporters in Bhubaneswar.
December 4: Two suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested while putting up banners and posters from Sikhapali area in the Malkangiri district. Police also recovered a gun from their possession. As the Maoists are observing the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army week beginning from December 2, police have intensified their patrolling and combing operations in the district as well as in the neighboring Koraput and Rayagada districts. The police had sealed the State's adjoining borders with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh as they were apprehending Maoist violence during the PLGA week. Meanwhile, roads continued to wear a deserted look for the fourth day on December 5 in the Kalimela, Motu, MV-79 and Padia areas of the district.
The Sambalpur district police confirmed that the man arrested from Khadia Basti in Rourkela on November 29, who identified himself as Ashu Bhokta, an auto driver, is the Maoist leader Damdeo, the man behind growth of the CPI-Maoist outfit in the Deogarh and Sambalpur districts. Damdeo’s identity was established only after Sambalpur police confirmed the photograph sent by Rourkela police.
December 3: For the first time the CPI-Maoist have put up banners in the Bandhugaon block of Koraput district to observe the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) week which began on December 2. The banners were hanging on the roadside in Alamanda village and the posters invite the people to join the Maoist movement in the interior Kaploda village in the block. Through the posters and banners, Maoists had put the message asking people to evict the landlords from the villages who had tortured the peasants. The posters further asked people to bring Praja administration (people’s administration) for justice in the villages.
The Maoists had also pasted posters in Malkangiri district headquarters.
December 2: Police are on a high alert in the Kalimela, MV-79, Motu, Bhejangwada and Chitrakonda areas of the Malkangiri district with the beginning of the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) week on December 2. Patrolling has been intensified and vehicles are being checked at the entry and exit points of Malkangiri town and Kalimela to avert the entry of Maoists into the district. Bordering areas connecting the district to Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh have been sealed and a red alert has been sounded. Shops and business establishments at Kalimela remained closed. Through hundreds of posters and banners put up at Kalimela, the Maoists have urged people to fight against injustice and join the PLGA.
November 29: The Special Operations Group of the Police and cadres of the CPI-Maoist exchanged fire in the deep forest of Saragora village under Gorumohisani police station limits in Mayurbhanj district. However, no causalities were reported on either side. The Superintendent of Police, Dayal Gangwar, informed the three special operating teams were on a combing operation when they were attacked by the Maoist cadres. The police is reported to have seized some food articles from the incident site.
November 28: A CPI-Maoist cadre from the Motu dalam, identified as Salvam Dula, surrendered before the district police in Malkangiri. Superintendent of Police Satish Gajbaye disclosed that Salvam was serving in the dalam for the last one year and added, "Unable to withstand the mental and physical torture he had received in the camp, he surrendered to the police."
November 27: Two claymore mines, two landmines, six detonators, one pressure mine and one pistol were recovered from a road near Ramavaram village under Motu police station in the Malkangiri district during a joint combing operation by the Malkangiri Special Operation Group and Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
November 26: A huge quantity of explosives was recovered when a police team raided a house at Chauldhipa in the Rengali area of Sambalpur district. The seizure included 297 pieces of gelatin sticks, 37-kilogram power gel, another high explosive weighing 25-kilogram, 34 detonators, 500-meters of fuse wire and 250-meters detonator charging wire. The district Superintendent of Police, Sanjay Kumar, informed that the explosives could be meant for the CPI-Maoist. A retired college principal and his son were arrested in this connection for having links with the Maoists.
November 25: A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Deepti Naik, surrendered before the police along with a rifle and some cartridges at Naktideul in Sambalpur district. Deepti disclosed that the leader of the outfit tortured and harassed innocent people of Jujumura, Dhama, Kisinda, Naktideul and Jamanakira areas in the Sambalpur district. She also told police that group members were extracting huge amount of money, and also sexually harassed the women cadres.
November 23: Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres and recovered uniforms, leaflets, literature and cassettes from their possession from a camp in Purunapani forest between Jujomura and Dhama in the Sambalpur district. They were identified as Ramesh Dehury of Kayakud village under Jujomura police limits and Yogendra Sabar of Bramhapura village under Charmal police limits and were reportedly involved in blasting of a farmhouse in Sitlenpali and torching of a cement laden truck on National Highway-42.
November 21: A college teacher and a businessman were arrested for suspected links with the CPI-Maoist from Naktideual area in the Sambalpur district and a cache of explosives was seized from them. The two were arrested during an anti-Maoist drive by the Central Reserve Police Force while travelling on a motorcycle. 107 gelatine sticks weighing 13.37 kg, 223 detonators and 30-metre long safety fuse wire, besides some letters and literature were recovered from them.
November 17: Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Biswaranjan Singh and Krushna Chandra Maharana, were arrested from Sitlenpali forest areas in the Sambalpur district. The district Superintendent of Police, Sanjay Kumar, said that the Maoists were arrested on the basis of clues provided by recently arrested CPI-Maoist 'commander' Ganesh Mirdha. The duo were involved in several cases including blasting of a farm house in Sitlenpali, two robbery cases in Jamenkira, abduction of a Deputy Forest Officer and ranger in Machadihi village and burning of a truck on National Highway-42 at Charmal.
November 13: Four CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Ganesh Mirdha, Nandalal Mirdha, Anil Khes, and Dasarath Pradhan, were arrested by police from Deopali-Jarang forest in the Sambalpur district. Police also recovered two rifles, eight rounds of live cartridges, nine pairs of uniforms along with several other items from their possession. According to police, Ganesh Mirdha was the 'commander' of the Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh zonal committee and was allegedly involved in a series of Maoist attacks.
October 22: Gelatin sticks and wires used to prepare landmines by the CPI-Maoist were recovered during combing operations by the Central Reserve Police Force personnel in the Gudari block of Rayagada district.
October 20: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a series of seven landmine blasts targeting the security force personnel involved in combing operations near Dhepaguda village in the Gudari block of Rayagada district. The Maoists first triggered a landmine blast near a school damaging its boundary wall and then left the spot. Receiving information about the incident SF personnel rushed to the village and while on the way six more blasts occurred targeting them. However, no causalities were reported.
October 19: Around 15 armed CPI-Maoists looted over INR 40000 from a forest office at Kadelpali village in the Badarma Reserve Forest area in Sambalpur district. They also took away the official records and registers of the office along with them.
October 16: Police recovered some printed materials which were reportedly distributed by the CPI-Maoist in Khaliamenta area near Anandapur of Keonjhar district. The posters threaten to punish Ramchandrapur, a former legislator, Badri Narayan Patra, Panchanan Rout who runs an NGO, Sanjay Jena, a local sarpanch (village head) and Babu Jena. However, the Keonjhar Superintendent of Police, Y Koyel said that only one or two posters were seen pasted on the walls in Khaliamenta haat (local market).
October 8: Over a dozen of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a camp set up by the Geological Survey of India for a mining survey in the mineral-rich Keonjhar district at Ghuduma village under Daitary police station. They also assaulted the officials, torched a jeep, one survey machine and a drilling machine. According to reports, tribals living in the area, which falls in the Rebana Reserve Forest, have for long been opposing mining operations in the region and the survey being conducted. Supporting the villagers, the Maoists had threatened the guard of the survey camp on October 7-evening, demanding that the drilling and other machines will be taken away from the area or else they would be burnt and also threatened with dire consequences.
October 6: A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Bharat Mundari, ‘commander’ of Platoon-22 and active at Saranda forest region, along with his wife Premlata Mundari, was arrested by Sundargarh district police from Sarlanga forest under K Balang police limits. Sundargarh Superintendent of Police S Pravin Kumar confirmed the arrest and said that the couple carrying a three-month-old baby was traced by a police team in the Sarlanga jungle. According to police sources, Bharat was wanted in several major Naxalite violence including the Baliba massacre and also in the burning of two locomotives at Topadihi in Bonai sub-division of Sundargarh district.
October 5: The Malkangiri district police have arrested a hardcore woman Naxalite identified as Lucky alias Ratna, from Namiaguda village under the Malkangiri police limits. She actively participated in the Naxal East Division for two years and after the formation of the Andhra Orissa Border (AOB) Zone, she worked as a military trainer in AOB. During her six years career as a Naxalite, she worked in the Malkangiri division and was involved in the attacks on Kalimela Police Station and the Potteru outpost. She is reportedly an expert in handling automated weapons and planting mines of every kind.
September 13: The SF personnel recovered and later defused an IED planted by CPI-Maoist cadres on the railway track near Topadihi railway station in Bonai sub-division of Rourkela district and foiled their attempt to blow up the train. According to the reports, the IED in the form of ‘can bomb’ weighing around 10-kilo grams was planted to target iron ore ferrying goods trains as SF personnel usually use them as modes of transport.
September 12: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist detonated a mine explosion targeting the officer in charge of Pottangi police station in the Koraput district. The officer, however, narrowly escaped. Five Maoist supporters along with remote control devices were arrested subsequent to an exchange of fire. Two other landmines were defused by the police.
September 2: An encounter occurred between the police and a group of Maoists at a training camp located inside the deep forest of Gaielmundi in the Sambalpur district. However, no casualty was reported on either side.
August 27: At least 17 CRPF personnel had a narrow escape when a landmine blast was triggered by the Maoists seconds after a CRPF vehicle crossed the Kalimela area of Malkangiri district in Orissa. The blast occurred during a strike called by the CPI-Maoist to protest against alleged excesses by security forces in the neighbouring State of Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists also blocked traffic on important roads in the Motu and Kalimela areas during the strike. Shops, business establishments and commercial centres remained closed and normal life was affected in the Maoist-affected areas of the district.
CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Topadihi railway station under K. Balang police station in the Sundargarh district and assaulted its station master. They reportedly asked the station master to detain iron ore ferrying goods trains. The railway line is mainly used to carry raw material from the Kalta captive iron ore mines to the Rourkela Steel Plant. A few months back, the Maoists had burnt two diesel locomotives at the same station.
August 21: The Special Operation Group of the Orissa Police arrested a ‘deputy commander’ of the Motu dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Nabeen, from Tandabai village under MV-79 police station limits in the Malkangiri district. He was involved in a series of incidents in the Malkangiri and Koraput districts during the last decade, including the looting of the Koraput armoury, blasting of former minister Arabinda Dhali’s residence in Malkangiri, murder of Motu police station inspector and attack on the MV-79 police station.
August 16: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested at Barajaguda village under Kalimela police station in the Malkangiri district. Police sources said that the duo, identified as Madhi Dewa and Badia Madkami, were allegedly involved in the murder of a man in their locality. Both the extremists, in their twenties, had joined the outfit as child recruits several years ago.
August 14: Malkangiri district police neutralised a CPI-Maoist camp in the Kalimela area subsequent to an encounter. However, no casualty was reported. A live landmine, a battery, wires and publicity material were recovered from the camp. Police also destroyed a martyr's memorial that was recently constructed by the Maoists.
August 11: CPI-Maoist cadres entered an explosives unit at Bageibira village in the Bargarh district, overpowered the two guards and instructed them to inform unit’s owner to pay INR 200,000 and also hand over explosive materials within a week. The Maoists also pasted a poster on the wall of the shop before leaving.
Maoists in the Malkangiri district put up several posters and banners in the Kurmanur, Papulur, Vejangiwade areas along the Andhra Pradesh-Orissa border asking people to boycott the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.
August 9: A senior member of the intelligence wing of the CPI-Maoist, Gopinath alias Sheetal Mandal, was arrested by the police from the MV 108 village in the Malkangiri district. Malkangiri Superintendent of Police S. K. Gojbhaye said Mandal was gathering information regarding the hydro power plant at Balimela and other sensitive installations and was providing information to the outfit’s leadership over the movement of police and their deployment at different places of the district for the past eight months. Police recovered some documents and maps from his possession.
CPI-Maoist cadres released two of the three persons they had abducted from the Kuchinda subdivision of the Sambalpur district. The duo was identified as contractors Amati Pradhan alias Moti and Dutiya Naik of Kechbil village.
August 8: Three persons from the Talab and Kechbil villages under Kisinda police station limits in the Sambalpur district were abducted by armed CPI-Maoist cadres. While Arjun Dehury, a grocery shop owner, was abducted from Talab village, local contractors Dutiya Naik and Anti Pradhan were taken away from the Kechbil village. Official sources said the three were suspected to be police informers and two of them had earlier been assaulted by the Maoists.
A suspected Maoist was arrested in the southern Orissa district of Malkangiri. Sital Mandal was allegedly involved in the earlier abduction of two persons from a weekly market.
August 7: An encounter was reported between the CPI-Maoist cadres and CRPF personnel in the proximity of MV 79 village in the Malkangiri district. Police sources said that at least four Maoists tried to waylay a CRPF patrol party when it was returning from combing operations. The CRPF personnel returned fire and cordoned off the weekly market place at the MV 79 village. No one was injured in the incident.
August 4: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a 60-year-old civilian of Bandiguda village in the Malkangiri district. Mukunda Madi had been abducted along with another person Pranab Mandal from the MV-120 village under Orkel police station some days ago and his dead body was recovered from the forest area by the villagers. The whereabouts of Mandal is not yet known.
July 25: The Special Operation Group of Orissa Police arrested the CPI-Maoist Andhra-Orissa Border Special Zonal Committee member and Malkangiri division chief, Sriramlu Srinivas, from Tekkguda-Badigetta forest area under Kalimela police limits in the Malkangiri district.
The police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre and Kalimela dalam member, Sukul Madivi, during the operation. A double-barrel gun and a detonator were recovered from Madivi. A native of Jangulu in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, Madivi was involved in the killing of seven persons at Jhanaguda village in the Dantewada district. He was also a member of the Banasgud dalam in Chhattisgarh.
July 13: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres looted the house of a businessman at MV-72 village in the Malkangiri district and set two of his vehicles ablaze. Police sources said that nearly 500 extremists forcibly entered the house of the businessman and looted paddy and other crops stored inside, besides, valuables. They also disconnected telephone link and power supply to the house. Fear of landmines prevented the police from reaching the spot immediately. July 24: Four CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sana Murmu and Langa Munda of Chadheipahada, Matka Hansda of Kankadabeda and Donku Munda of Bhejidihi, were arrested from the Sarali hills under Gurumohisani police station limits in the Mayurbhanj district. The arrest followed the rescue of three young tribal women from a hideout of the outfit in the same area. Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Singh said that a group of 12 Maoists had trapped these tribal women and had confined them to their hideout and were sexually exploiting them.
July 12: Normal life in some interior areas of the Malkangiri district were affected following a bandh (general strike) called by the CPI-Maoist in protest against alleged police repression on people, corruption and in memory of 'martyrs' killed in encounters with the police. Posters, signed by the CPI-Maoist East Division Committee, were put on trees in the Motu, Kalimela and MV-79 areas, asking people to support the bandh or face consequences. The strike had its maximum impact in the Motu area where traffic came to a standstill and shops and business establishments remained closed.
August 4: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a 60-year-old civilian of Bandiguda village in the Malkangiri district. Mukunda Madi had been abducted along with another person Pranab Mandal from the MV-120 village under Orkel police station some days ago and his dead body was recovered from the forest area by the villagers. The whereabouts of Mandal is not yet known.
July 25: The Special Operation Group of Orissa Police arrested the CPI-Maoist Andhra-Orissa Border Special Zonal Committee member and Malkangiri division chief, Sriramlu Srinivas, from Tekkguda-Badigetta forest area under Kalimela police limits in the Malkangiri district.
The police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre and Kalimela dalam member, Sukul Madivi, during the operation. A double-barrel gun and a detonator were recovered from Madivi. A native of Jangulu in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, Madivi was involved in the killing of seven persons at Jhanaguda village in the Dantewada district. He was also a member of the Banasgud dalam in Chhattisgarh.
July 13: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres looted the house of a businessman at MV-72 village in the Malkangiri district and set two of his vehicles ablaze. Police sources said that nearly 500 extremists forcibly entered the house of the businessman and looted paddy and other crops stored inside, besides, valuables. They also disconnected telephone link and power supply to the house. Fear of landmines prevented the police from reaching the spot immediately.
July 24: Four CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sana Murmu and Langa Munda of Chadheipahada, Matka Hansda of Kankadabeda and Donku Munda of Bhejidihi, were arrested from the Sarali hills under Gurumohisani police station limits in the Mayurbhanj district.
July 10: A conduit of the CPI-Maoist, Narayan Naik of Jharapur village, was arrested by Deogarh district police. Police sources told that Naik has been charged with helping the Maoists by providing them shelter and housing their arms and ammunition.
July 7: Police arrested four CPI-Maoist sympathisers from Jharapur under Kuchinda sub-division and Ranigula village of Sambalpur district. They were identified as Tapan Naik of Jharapur village and Mukunda Naik, Santosh Munda and Bimal Topno of Ranigula village. Police said they were providing shelter to the Maoists and also storing their arms and ammunition.
June 28: Security forces raided a CPI-Maoist hideout used for manufacturing arms and ammunition near Tamasingi village in the Devagiri forest range of Gajapati district and recovered some barrels, heavy iron material and other equipment required for manufacturing arms.
June 27: Armed CPI-Maoist cadres laid siege to the National Highway No. 42 connecting Sambalpur and State capital Bhubaneswar, at Amplipali under Jujomara police station limits, about 50-kilometres from Sambalpur. They also opened fire on a car and subsequently set a truck ablaze, injuring three persons in both the incidents. Due to the road blockade, all long-distance buses and trucks were stranded for about 45-minutes on the highway. The Maoists retreated into the forests after a combing operation was launched by the district police.
June 26: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist targeted a communication tower of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) Limited at Balimela in the Malkangiri district. Police sources said that the Maoists had fixed two landmines below the tower and one of which exploded partially damaging the installation. The other landmine, however, did not explode.
Earlier, the Maoists had attempted to trigger explosions at the 360 MW Balimela hydel power plant in the same district, but could not succeed due to heavy police deployment at the plant.
June 25: A couple belonging to the CPI-Maoist, who had been negotiating with the Gajapati district police over the last couple of days, surrendered without arms before the Superintendent of Police A.N. Sinha.
June 22: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three persons in the Deogarh district. The Deputy Superintendent of Police in Deogarh, R. C. Sahu, said that one person from Telkusumi village and two persons from Raniguda village were dragged out of their houses and tied with a rope before being hacked to death using sharp weapons by the Maoists. A contractor too was killed in a similar fashion at an unspecified location in the same district.
In the Koraput district, Maoists blew up the engine of a goods train traveling from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Kirandul in Chhattisgarh. The train was waiting for a green signal at the Darliput station when over 30 Maoists reportedly overpowered the train driver and triggered the blast. Before escaping, the Maoists also set ablaze the station master’s office
June 17: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two road rollers – one at Kapatuti village and the other at RSC-6 village - in the Malkangiri district, bordering Andhra Pradesh. Police sources told that about 25-30 armed Maoists were involved in the twin attacks.
June 16: Police arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre during a combing operation at Bhadua under Jharpokhria police station in the Mayurbhanj district. The district police along with the CRPF personnel have been conducting combing operations in the Maoist affected Joka, Jaraki, Sankhabhanga, Bhadua, Danadar, Kukudaanda, Bachhuribandha and Pakatia areas.
June 15: A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Sushila alias Vineeta Gargai, close to Anmol, the CPI-Maoist Platoon-22 ‘commander’, was arrested in a joint operation carried out by the Jharkhand and Orissa Police from Bhaluata under Bisra police station of Sundargarh district. Sushila was reportedly involved in all the major strikes by CPI-Maoist cadres in Saranda forest and several cases were registered against her in different police stations of West Sighbhum of Jharkhand and Orissa.
June 14: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist tried to blow up a mobile phone tower of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in the MV-79 area. Although the tower was not fully damaged, mobile phone services were disrupted due to snapping of the cables.
Separately, the Special Operation Group of the police seized three single barrel muzzle loading guns from a house in Ekul during a search operation in Kankadahada forest and nearby areas in the Dhenkanal district. The search operation was being carried out after the June 10 encounter between the Maoists and the security forces in Kankadahada forest area.
June 10: Police shot dead two cadres of the CPI-Maoist during an exchange of fire in a forest near Kankadahandi police post area in the Dhenkanal district. Four other persons were detained for their alleged involvement in Maoist activities. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Northern range), Arun Kumar Sarangi, said that the Maoists took away the bodies of the slain cadres. "Police have seized a cache of arms and ammunition including a rifle, a revolver, a flask bomb, 75 live bullets and Maoist uniforms from the spot," Sarangi added.
June 7: A civilian and one CRPF personnel were injured in an exchange of fire between a group of Maoists and CRPF personnel in the Malkangiri district. Cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire at a weekly market from the nearby forest at Kalimela targeting the CRPF personnel on duty in the market. The soldiers retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for about 15 minutes after which the Maoists disappeared into the forest.
May 28: Some 35 passengers escaped unhurt when a state government-run luxury bus was partially damaged by suspected CPI-Maoist-triggered claymore mine explosion at Laxmanguda, in the Malkangiri district. According to police, the Bhubaneswar-bound bus had covered about 12 kilometres after leaving Motu when the blast occurred, but the bus had almost crossed the spot when the explosion was triggered, and no passengers were reported to be injured.
May 25: The CPI-Maoist has reportedly put two ministers in the Orissa government, Finance Minister Prafulla Ghadei and Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Welfare Minister C. P. Majhi, in their hit-list. The State's intelligence department received information about the name of Ghadei figuring in the hit list a month ago after police interrogated some extremists operating in the State's industrial and mining belts. Majhi also said the police had alerted him to remain careful while travelling in his home district of Mayurbhanj.
May 21: The strike called by the ‘Andhra-Orissa Border Zonal Committee’ of the CPI-Maoist from May 21 to 27 in the border districts of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh protesting against alleged police excesses in tribal areas and ‘fake encounters’ in the Naxalite zones in the past disrupted normal life in the area. The strike was total in the Malkangiri district of Orissa. Normal traffic in and outside areas bordering Malkangiri, Kalimela, Chitrakonda and MV-79 areas was badly affected.
May 14-15: At least 10 people were detained by police in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district for allegedly aiding cadres of CPI-Maoist in the region. Mayurbhanj Superintendent of Police, Sanjay Singh, said that raids were carried out in various places in the past two days and people have been detained for questioning in connection with the May 8-incident in which the Maoists had set ablaze a forest post and killed a forest official at Sadagada village.
May 10: At least five police personnel sustained injuries in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in the Mayurbhanj district. The incident occurred near Sadagada village, about 100 km from the district headquarters of Baripada.
May 8: A group of Maoists shot dead a forest official, identified as Rabindranath Patra, and set ablaze his beat-house and motorcycle at Sarguda village in the Mayurbhanj district. The Maoists, three of whom were women, were suspected to have crossed over from the neighbouring Jharkhand and went back to the neighbouring State after the incident. Forest officials said Patra reached the area on May 7 in connection with the elephant census being undertaken and had attended a wedding feast at a nearby area on May 8-night.
April 29: A CRPF sub-inspector and two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during in an exchange of fire near MV 79 village in the Malkangiri district. Four CRPF personnel and two civilians were injured in the encounter which lasted for more than two hours. The encounter took place after the CRPF personnel followed a group of Maoists who had opened fire in a weekly market of MV 79 village. Unconfirmed reports said that a villager was killed in the attack.
April 24: One person was killed and two others were injured in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Malkangiri district. The incident occurred near MV 96 village when the staff of a private passenger bus was trying to clear wooden logs and bamboos put on the road by the Maoists. The blast, however, did not cause any harm to the bus or its passengers.
April 14: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked an explosives and magazine depot of the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) at Tensa in the Sundergarh district but were repulsed by security force personnel after an exchange of fire.
March 31: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted three persons, including a forest guard, from areas close to the Similipal National park in the Mayurbhanj district. While the forest guard, identified as Prakash Mukhi, was abducted at Baunsapala village, the other two, both members of the "Green Brigade" formed to protect the sanctuary, were taken away from Phulajhari village. Two other "Green Brigade" activists who were picked up managed to escape and walked a long distance to the forest range office at Bangiriposhi to inform of the incident. The Maoists also burnt down a forest beat house at Baunsapala village before leaving.
March 23: The CPI-Maoist threatened to kill policemen and political leaders in protest of intensification of police operation in Rayagada and Malkanagiri districts. A two-page message, with signature showing name of Sunil, said police were using the naxalites, who were surrendering due to lure of money, to oppress innocent tribals in Rayagada, Malkanagiri, Gajapati and Sambalpur districts. It said the tribals were indiscriminately picked up by the personnel of Special Operation Group, CRPF and IRB.
March 20: A CPI-Maoist cadre, Laxman, was arrested during a search operation at Orkelguda in the Malkangiri district.
March 19: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with security force personnel at Jakelkundi forest area under Kalimela police station in the Malkangiri district. Police recovered a pistol, a claymore mine, a landmine, wires, Maoist literature and a large number of detonators from the encounter site
March 17: A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested along with 290 detonators, 200 gelatin sticks and fuse wires. The extremist, identified as Sukdeb Hota of Bamra village under Badgaon police station in the Sundargarh district was later remanded to jail custody.
February 17: CPI-Maoist cadres took away ballot papers from a polling booth at Panduapali under Sadapali grama panchayat under Naktideul police station jurisdiction in the Sambalpur district.
February 13: Three police personnel were injured as CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire targeting a police party accompanying election officials for the first phase of the three-tier panchayat polls under Kalimela Block in the Malkangiri district.
February 12: A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in the Malkangiri district on the eve of the three-tier panchayat (local self-government) polls. The incident occurred when a police party heading for the Badigata polling booth under Kalimela police station of Malkangiri was attacked by the Maoists from inside the Kurup forests.
A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the police in the Kalimela Block of Malkangiri district. The encounter followed a landmine blast by the Maoists targeting the Central Reserve Police Force personnel who were carrying out combing operations near the Poplur village.
February 9: Sambalpur district police said that they found and removed anti-panchayat election material, reportedly circulated by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Bareipani Industrial Estate of Sambalpur town. Maoist cadres had also distributed leaflets and posters in the Dasmati Colony, Stationpara, Malipara and Mudipara areas of the district.
January 31: Three forest employees were killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in the Kandhar forest area of Kankadahada block in the Dhenkanal district. Leaflets found near the dead bodies said that the killings were in retaliation against the deaths of 13 tribals in police firing at Kalinga Nagar on January 2, 2006.
January 26: A CRPF personnel was killed and two others injured in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Malkangiri district. The security forces were clearing their way by removing the trees felled on the highway near MV-126 village under the Kalimela police station limits.
January 12: Police neutralized a weapons-making unit belonging to the CPI-Maoist in Rourkela and arrested five Maoists, including three women.
December 26: A group of five Naxalites, including two women cadres, reportedly pasted posters on four shops and on a private bus in the Thombattu village of Udupi district. The posters urged the people to boycott elections as politicians have failed to provide basic facilities to the village.
November 13: An exchange of fire was reported between the Anti-Naxalite Force personnel and a group of six CPI-Maoist cadres near Kurtagundi village in the Udupi district. However, no causalities were reported on either side. The Maoists escaped and left behind a gun, 15 bullets, six tents, Maoist literature, three transistors and cooking utensils which was subsequently recovered by the police from the incident site.
September 23: Shankar M. Bidari, additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) in Mangalore said people who had joined the CPI-Maoist, willingly or otherwise, and wished to return to the mainstream of society, are free to surrender before any court. Some of them have expressed their desire to lay down arms through intermediaries and return to society, he added.
July 17: A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre and an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police were reportedly killed in an encounter at Hulugarubylu at Tallanduru near Agumbe in Tirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district. The Police official was identified as Venkatesh, posted at the Agumbe Police outpost.July 14: The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked two houses in the Shimoga district and decamped with a gun, INR 52,000 in cash and other valuables. This is the fifth incident involving Maoists in the region. Maoists laid siege to the house of a bus owner, Umesh, near Agumbe in the Thirthahalli taluk (administrative division), and looted the house after herding the family members into a room. Later, they repeated the same exercise in a neighbouring house. They also left behind some pamphlets, whose content is unspecified.
July 10: Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with the Anti-Naxal Special Police Force at Ammadlu village near Menasinahadya in the Chikmagalur district. Police identified the Maoists as Gautam, a member of state committee of CPI-Maoist, Parameshwar, secretary of the Kudremukh National Park Virodhi Okkuta, Sundaresh, Ramegowda and Kaveri. Two other Maoists managed to escape from the incident site. A police constable sustained bullet injuries.
July 1: Armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus after asking the passengers and driver to alight from the vehicle on Agumbe-Shringeri route, about 110-km from Shimoga. A nine-member Maoists’ group, including two women, stopped the bus which was proceeding to Bangalore via Shringeri and fled after setting it ablaze.
June 3: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a 45-year-old shopkeeper at Sringeri in the Chikmagalur district, suspecting him to be a police informer. Eight Maoists descended on the shop of Venkatesh in Gandaghatti village after warning his wife and son, residing in the adjacent house, not to venture out. They assaulted the shopkeeper before firing at him from point blank range. The Maoists also set ablaze Venkatesh’s motorcycle. Before fleeing, they left behind pamphlets with a message that read: "Let us expose informers and teach them a befitting lesson". Police sources said that the attack could be in reaction to the killing of a Maoist, identified as Dinakar, by the police at Kigga in Sringeri in December 2006.
December 14: Posters of the CPI-Maoist condemning the violence in Nandigram were found pasted on the wall of the State Secretariat building in the capital Kolkata. Security force personnel found the posters on gate number 1 and immediately removed them. "Yes, Maoist posters have been found on the gate of the state secretariat as well in other places. The matter is being investigated by the police," State Home Secretary Prasad Ranjan Roy said. One of the posters blamed Chief Minster Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Left Front chairman Biman Bose and Communist Party of India - Marxist politburo member Binoy Konar for the March 14 firing and the spiraling violence in Nandigram.
Maoist posters were also found on the walls of a Coffee House in central Kolkata.
December 10: The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a bus carrying around 150 supporters of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and injured two of them in between the Ramgarh and Kantapahari areas of the West Midnapore district. The Maoists shouted slogans and fired at the bus and hurled crude bombs, police said. Maoist posters were also recovered from the incident site.
December 6: A former panchayat (local self-government body) member and activist of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist party, Gopal Singh, was shot dead by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Shyamnagar forest area under Belpahari police station of West Midnapore district. Police recovered a poster near the dead body saying he was killed because he was a police informer.
November 19: A Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-Marxist) local committee member, Sufal Mandi, was killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Ghatbera village of Purulia district. His dead body was recovered from the village on November 20-morning. The police reinforcements who were sent to the village recovered nearly six landmines from the area. Police also seized a couple of rifles from some of the houses and recovered CPI-Maoist leaflets near the village. Meanwhile, the 48-hour Maoist strike against Nandigram violence in the three States of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand entered the second day on November 20 and continued to paralyse normal life in Purulia with private buses off the roads and most shops closed.
A railway track was blown between the Bhimgarh and Pachra railway stations near Birbhum district. However, no causalities were reported. "The blast occurred just minutes before the Mayurakshi Fast Passenger was to pass through the area," Eastern Railway spokesperson Samir Goswami said. "We have recovered Maoist posters from the track and some leaflets protesting the violence in Nandigram and asking people to participate in the 48-hour strike called by them in Bengal, Bihar and Orissa on Monday," Goswami added.
November 18: Suspected Maoists raided a village Panchayat office and assaulted a security guard at Baita village in the Lalgarh area in the West Midnapore district. They also destroyed furniture and documents in the office. The Maoists exploded two bombs and chanted Maoist slogans before escaping. "We found a lot of Maoist pamphlets from the spot," said Deputy Superintendent of Police K.P. Barui.
November 16: The Maoists blew up the Bhulabheda village Panchayat office in the West Midnapore district. Some posters recovered from the incident site stated that the attack was carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres to avenge their forcible retreat from Nandigram. However, police and local CPM leaders claimed that the Jharkhand Party leaders had a hand in the blast. Sources added that the cadres broke open two locks in the grill and entered the Panchayat office and used a battery-operated detonator to explode.
November 15: The paramilitary CRPF personnel have recovered a large amount of arms and ammunition and Maoist literature from an abandoned house and a pond in the Sonachura area of East Midnapur district. Most of the arms were recovered inside an abandoned house in Shitpara village. The Maoist literature - and a part of the ammunition - were also recovered from a pond in the village of Gholpara. Altogether, the CRPF recovered 24-kg of explosives, 72 electric detonators, 407 live cartridges of single-barrel guns, 42 spent cartridges of 12-bore guns, a country-made gun, 11 rounds of 9mm cartridges, two pipegun cylinders, a circuit tester and two drilling machines. The Maoist literature included magazines like People's March and posters.
November 1: Around 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead Bhagirath Karmakar, a local committee member of the Communist Party of India –Marxist (CPI-M), at Morapdihi village in the Purulia district. The Maoists also set ablaze his house and exploded a bomb near his dead body.
The Maoists assaulted one Kiriti Gorai, a CPI-M leader, in the nearby Cheliama village in Purulia district. They also attacked the houses of three affluent farmers in the neighbouring Laldihi and Morapdihi villages and took away their guns.
October 26: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine explosion targeting a jeep carrying the CRPF personnel on Belpahari- Purulia road near Belpahari in West Midnapore district. However, no causality was reported. However, the CRPF jeep fell into the pit caused by the blast in which one CRPF personnel sustained injuries. Two passengers of a private bus following the jeep sustained injuries due to the explosion. Two more landmines fitted inside tiffin boxes were found at the incident site.
October 21: Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrounded the house of a ration dealer in the Chirugora village of West Midnapore district and distributed the stock from his godown to villagers. An estimated INR 40,000 worth of rice, wheat and sugar was looted from the godown. Later the Maoists ordered the dealer Mrinal Singh to keep his outlet open seven days a week and also cater to villagers who do not possess ration cards. "We know of the incident but can do little till a formal complaint is lodged," said Sunil Chowdhury, sub-divisional police officer. Though the Maoists have put up posters and distributed leaflets against corrupt ration dealers, this is the reportedly first time they have looted a godown.
October 13-15: A team of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand police along with local police conducted raids on some hideouts of suspected CPI-Maoist cadres at Konnagar, Rishra and Uttarpara in the Hooghly district. According to the police, the raids were conducted following the recent arrests of six Maoists in Jharkhand. Policemen received "vital information" regarding the "future plans of the rebels who are trained explosive experts" during the raids.
October 5: The intelligence and police in the West Bengal have unearthed definitive evidence of collaboration of resources between the two ideologically divergent extremist organisations, the CPI-Maoist and the HuJI. Recently, the Nadia district police conducted raids in Bansberia, Hijuli, Sitanathpur, Govindapur and Purkugachi in search of Maoists and during the course several documents were seized indicating close links between the HuJI militants and Maoists. According to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials, the seized documents also hint at similar tie-ups in other districts like South 24-Parganas and North 24-Parganas. Explaining the rationale behind collaboration between the Maoists and religious fundamentalists, senior IB officials said, "The Maoists, desperate to extend their network, are trying to use the local network of HuJI in to extend their reach." Districts like Nadia, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas, shares the borders with Bangladesh, have been found to be the hotbed of the two extremist outfits.
The CPI-Maoist leader, Bansi Singh Sardar, who was arrested by police in West Bengal's Bankura district on October 1, succumbed to his injuries. According to sources, he was seriously injured when he fell off his motorbike on October 1 before his arrest. Bansi along with his wife Sumitra Singh Sardar was arrested by police on October 1.
September 28: Bangshi Singha Sardar, a leader of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested along with his wife from Bankura. He was a squad commander of the Ranibandh committee of the outfit and is suspected to be involved in several murder cases of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders and police personnel in the Bankura district. Police sources said that he was being treated at a private hospital after getting hurt in a motorcycle accident. His wife Sumitra Singha Sardar, who is an active CPI-Maoist cadre, was reportedly visiting him. A diary and some letters were seized from the arrested extremists. Police sources said that the dairy contains vital information, including a plan to attack a police camp in the district.
September 17: Maoists are taking the help of a few Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in extending their networks beyond their stronghold in Bankura, Purulia, and West Midnapore districts. The intelligence branch (IB) of police has come across specific instances where Maoist cadres have joined reputed NGOs, posing as social workers. "The Maoists have realised that the best way to reach out to the people is through NGOs and human rights groups. Since the NGOs are not under police scrutiny it is easy for the Maoist rebels to expand their support base without inviting trouble…… In some cases, wanted Maoist guerrillas join reputed NGOs as volunteers and then under the garb of social work do their networking. We have also come across instances when Maoists have funded individuals or groups to start an NGO," a senior IB official told. Although the IB official refused to tell the names of the NGOs infiltrated by Maoists, he reportedly agreed that almost all organisations campaigning against the state government over the Singur and Nandigram issues have developed a nexus with the rebels.
August 25: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the party office of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) at Poragachia under Kotwali police station area in the Nadia district. Police sources told that the Maoists torched the furniture and important party documents at the office and also left behind some of their posters and leaflets.
August 9: CPI-Maoists snatched away two rifles from police constables patrolling in the Kotwali area of Nadia district. The constables, belonging to the Anandamoyeetala police outpost, were sitting on a culvert when they were accosted by the five extremists.
August 8: The West Bengal government, following two attacks by the CPI-Maoist on police camps in West Midnapore district, urged the Union government to despatch additional central para-military forces to the State. The Inspector General of Police (Law and Order), Raj Kanojia, told Times of India, "Six companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are already deployed in south Bengal and north Bengal. We have urged the Union government for another six companies of CRPF to contain the Maoist threat in certain areas of West Midnapore."
August 4: CPI-Maoist cadres detonated gelatine sticks blowing up the house of a forest officer in the Midnapore district. They had asked the family to step out of the house before blowing it up. Maoists said they were avenging the police’s demolition of a column built for the "martyrs’ week", beginning July 28. Police said this was the first instance of the Maoists targeting a forest office.
July 1: The police arrested Pradip Chatterjee, a suspected CPI-Maoist leader from Beguntari More in the Jalpaiguri town of Siliguri district. Two pistols, 18 bullets and a few INR 500 denomination notes were recovered from Chatterjee, who is a resident of Goria in Jadavpur.
August 4: CPI-Maoist cadres detonated gelatine sticks blowing up the house of a forest officer in the Midnapore district. They had asked the family to step out of the house before blowing it up. Maoists said they were avenging the police’s demolition of a column built for the "martyrs’ week", beginning July 28. Police said this was the first instance of the Maoists targeting a forest office.
June 27: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist, stormed a railway station at Biramdih in the Purulia district, set fire to the stationmaster’s office and rigged the tracks with explosives. Maoists also pasted posters on the walls and pillars on the station premises before fleeing. An explosive device planted by the Maoists below the tracks was later recovered and defused by the security forces.
June 25: Bhola Dutta, an activist of the Revolutionary Youth League (RYL), a frontal group of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested from his house on 40/14 Murari Pukur Lane in the Maniktala Police Station in Kolkata for his involvement with four others in setting ablaze a tram on June 24. Five RYL activists had stopped a Beliaghata-BBD Bag tram of route number 2 at the M G Road and College Street crossing and set fire on a first class compartment. They also threw leaflets inside the tram before fleeing.
May 27: Maoists suddenly opened fire on the house of a CPI-M leader Upen Mahato and injured his father-in-law who later succumbed to his injuries, at Jabada village of West Midnapore district. Police combed the area immediately after the incident but no one was arrested.
May 26: A group of suspected Maoists fired at CPI-M leader, Khaliluddin, in Birpur area of the West Midnapore district, but the attack was thwarted by his bodyguards and some local people.
April 23: A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested in the Barikul police station area of Bankura district. Police sources said that Krishna Singh Sardar was a member of the Belpahari-Ranibandh squad of the outfit and was wanted in connection with the murder of Rampada Majhi, a Communist Party of India-Marxist leader in Rudra village in July 2002.
March 18: The CPI-Maoist called for a strike across four eastern Indian states of Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal on March 20, to protest against the killing of 14 villagers by the police in Nandigram village of West Bengal. In a statement the outfit said, "The people must come to terms with the fact that governments in these states are agents of imperialist forces, and should rise to fight their anti-people agenda."
February 26: Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by the West Midnapore district police from Bankura. The arrested extremists, identified as Prasanta Nath from Murshidabad district and Basudeb Tarafdar of Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district, are suspected to be involved in various activities in the Salboni, Goaltor and other police station areas of West Midnapore district including the killing of a leader of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
January 9: A leader of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist was shot dead by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in the Belpahari area of West Midnapur district.
January 4: The West Bengal Police arrested six Naxalites, including four from the Liberation faction of the CPI-Maoist, from an unspecified area at Sonachura village near Tekhali in the Haldia district on charges of inciting violence in the area.
December 19: Police personnel arrested five CPI-Maoist cadres following an encounter in the Varusanadu hills area in the Theni district. Three Maoists and unspecified numbers of police personnel were also injured in the encounter. Police sources said the team also seized weapons from them.
December 11: Three suspected armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman, were arrested from Siraiparai village in the Theni district while they were distributing pamphlets and holding roadside meetings calling for an "armed struggle". Two other extremists, however, managed to escape. The pamphlets distributed by the Maoists advised farm labourers "not to carry spade and crow bar if they really wanted to enjoy the fruits of their hard work."
December 5: A top CPI-Maoist leader, Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar alias Pratap, operating in the Nallamala forest of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, was arrested in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, on. Prakasam Superintendent of Police Naveen Chand has reportedly confirmed the arrest. On December 4-night, the Special Intelligence Bureau officials arrested two persons, including P. Srisailam, an electronic media journalist from Hyderabad, at Kandukur in the Prakasam district, and secured information that led to the arrest of Sagar in Chennai. Sagar who hails from Lakshmipuram village of Ardhaveedu mandal in the Prakasam district joined the extremist movement some 15 years ago. He rose to become Secretary of the Nallamala Forest Divisional Committee operating in Prakasam district.
November 9: After reviewing the police performance in the Salem, Namakkal, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts in Salem, the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), K. Vijay Kumar, disclosed that the State is free from Naxalite activities. He also said that the Special Task Force was monitoring the forests adjoining the borders of Andhra Pradesh and were being combed frequently. No movement of Naxalites had been reported either in these forests or in the districts, he added.
September 24: Police arrested four suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, Ratnavel, Theni district ‘secretary’, Manmadhan Raja, leader of Uzhavar Viduthalai Munnai (Tiller’s Freedom Front) from Usilampetti, Tirupathi from Mettupatti and Perumal from Madurai district.
September 8: Police carried out combing operations in the forest areas in and around Mettupalayam in the Coimbatore district to check possible infiltration of Maoists, following the landmine blast at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on September 7. More than 100 police personnel were involved in the search operations in the Mettupalayam and Sirumugai forest areas.
August 9: Three suspected Maoists from Andhra Pradesh were arrested by the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force personnel near Veerapuram under Pothanaipatti police station limits in the Tiruvallur district. Police sources told that the arrested persons were moving about in the area under suspicious circumstances and attempted to escape after being asked to surrender. One of the three, identified as Gopal, had a country-made gun in his possession.
July 10: A special team of the Tamil Nadu Police arrested a senior leader of the CPI-Maoist, Sundaramurthy, along with two of his accomplices from his hideout at Tiruppur in the Coimbatore district. Additional Director General of Police, Nanjil P. Kumaran, said the 39-year-old Maoist leader had been on the run since 1992 and was wanted in connection with several murders. The arrested accomplices were identified as Karthi of Ammapettai in Salem and Eswaran of Theni, both district-level functionaries.
January 8: Combing operations in the forest areas of Vellore district were intensified following receipt of information regarding a possible intrusion of CPI-Maoist cadres from Andhra Pradesh into Tamil Nadu.
September 29: A suspected naxalite was arrested from a temple at Mandi village in Nasrullahganj area of Sehore district. The naxalite, identified as Jeevrakhanlal Malekar, was a resident of Bharda village near Dondi in Chhattisgarh and was disguised as a priest. He was staying at the temple for last six months. Police recovered a foreign-made revolver, cartridges and naxalite literature from his possession.
August 31: Two Naxalites, identified as Santlal alias Chetram and Saleeta, carrying head money of INR 20000 each, were arrested by police in the Balaghat district. Both are residents of the neighbouring Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and are reportedly involved in several cases in Balaghat district and in Chhattisgarh.
January 11: A large cache of arms and ammunition allegedly meant for CPI-Maoist were recovered from a building in the Satnami Nagar area of Bhopal. An unspecified number of people were detained in this connection.
July 16: A woman cadre belonging to the CPI-Maoist was arrested in a forest of Jamsoti area in the Chandauli district. The Maoist, identified as Sita Kol was wanted in connection with the murder of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) leader Basant Ram and other activities in the districts of Chanduali, Mirzapur and Sonebhadra.
April 30: CPI-Maoist called for a boycott of elections in parts of Uttar Pradesh. Pamphlets to the effect were released asking villagers in districts of Sonebhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli to vote for particular candidates or not to vote altogether.
April 24: Police in Yamunanagar district arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres and recovered a US army pistol and an Enfield revolver from them. Other items recovered from the duo included video cassettes, compact discs with footage of Maoist training camps and inflammatory speeches by senior activists and literature. During interrogation they said they were trying to set up a base in the area. Both were previously associated with the Jagruk Chhatra Sangathan.
May 5: The Yamunanagar district police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Poonam, while her husband Sanjay managed to escape.
May 7: Police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader, who was holding clandestine meetings in the district headquarter of Kaithal to enlist more youths into the outfit’s ranks. The arrested Maoist was identified as Somveer Singh, who was earlier a leader of the Maoists' students cell — Jagrook Chatra Sangathan.
May 28: Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal told reporters in Jaipur that there have been intelligence reports of Maoist presence in some areas of Rajasthan. He also said that Maoist groups were holding meetings and started their activities like organising agitations, creating law and order problems and carrying out extortion in tribal belts especially in Dungapur, Banswara and Udaipur districts.
December 17: The Central Committee member of the CPI-Maoist, Malla Raji Reddy alias Sattenna, was arrested from Angamaly town in the Ernakulam district. Reddy, who was underground for over three decades, is one of the senior most Maoist leaders and a contemporary of CPI-Maoist chief Ganapathy.