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Incidents and Statements involving CPI-Maoist: 2015

Date
Place
Incident
Nature of incident

January 1

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A heavily armed group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed a former intelligence unit 'chief' of the Maoists, identified as Shivaji Korsa at Kottapal village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, who had surrendered before Police in 2012.

Violent
January 1

Simdega District of Jharkhand

Police busted an arms factory of the PLFI at Jaldega in Simdega District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
January 1

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists torched a road roller and a motorcycle at Sarhandi Sihari village under Tadoki Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Policeman, identified as Assistant Constable Somlu Hemla (30), was killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres with bow and arrow at Patliguda village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 2

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A person named as Anup Kumar who claims himself to be a 'senior Maoist leader' operating in Sukma District has threatened to abduct Mungeli District Collector Sanjay Alang in the State within 24 hours if he failed to cancel the drive to recruit Revenue Inspectors in the area.

Statement
January 2

Kannur District of Kerala

A stone crusher unit at Nedumpoyil in Kannur District of Kerala was attacked by CPI-Maoist cadres. Police and residents said New Bharath Stone Crusher which is close to the Chekkeri Kurichya colony near 24th Mile was vandalised and set afire by a gang of five around 2.30 am after they threatened employees at gunpoint. The tribal community had complained against this unit many times.

Violent
January 2

Kannur District of Kerala

A group of Maoists vandalised and ransacked a government office in Kannur District of Kerala. They first tied up security personnel and vandalised the office. The group left after taking away the CCTV cameras and raising pro-Maoist slogans.

Violent
January 2

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said it was really unfortunate that even after over six decades of Independence the poor villagers were deprived of basic amenities including water, road, electricity etc. He attributed "administrative failure" as a major cause behind Naxalism and assured to provide development-oriented schemes and good governance in the State.

Statement
January 3

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two troopers belonging to 206 Combat CoBRA unit were injured when a pressure bomb planted by CPI-Maoist exploded, during a combing operation by the CoBRA troopers, in the forests under Chintagufa Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 3

Banka District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal commander', identified as Thakur Khaira, was arrested from Satletba forest under Kotoria Police Station limits in Banka District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
January 4

Malkangiri District of Odisha

At least five CPI-Maoist cadres are suspected to have been killed in an anti-Maoist operation, involving Greyhound personnel of Andhra Pradesh Police, Odisha's SOG and Odisha State Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. IG of Police, South-Western Range Yashwant Jethwa however said officially the deaths cannot be confirmed as the teams have not recovered anybody.

Violent
January 4

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Maoists killed two tribals, identified as Jaga Kabasi and Jaga Sodhi, at Keriaguda under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. After conducting a 'praja court' in the village, they tied up the two villagers to a tree and beat them to death.

Violent
January 4

Munger District of Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi while addressing a public meeting at Tarapur in Munger District, organized under the banner of Zila Kisan Mazdoor Sammelan, said his cabinet colleagues do not cooperate with him in development measures aimed at curbing Naxalism in the State.

Statement
January 5

Ganjam District of Odisha

A former Naxal 'commander' identified as Pramod Majhi alias Sagar (26) who was second in command in the OMP surrendered in Berhampur town of Ganjam District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
January 5

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres stormed the residence of Chhattisgarh Congress leader Manturam Pawar and attacked his guards, injuring two of them at Pakhanjur in Kanker District. Manturam Pawar who is in Raipur confirmed the incident saying that he and his family were safe as Maoists couldn't barge inside the home.

Violent
January 5

Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said he was ready to talk to Naxalites and bring them back in the mainstream of society. Talking to media persons after his weekly janata darbar, the CM said he was against the policy of bullet for bullet to finish Maoism.

Statement
January 5

Khammam District of Telangana

Around 30 CPI-Maoist cadres went on a rampage setting ablaze six vehicles at Tekulagudem in Wajedu mandal of Khammam District of Telangana near the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border.

Violent
January 6

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Two suspected Naxals, identified as Surendra Surin alias Dela and Simran Surin were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly over a dispute regarding sharing of levy at Kadamdiha in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent
January 6

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Bhima Rao (40), a tribal of Rewali village in Dantewada District, was killed by ‘unidentified persons.’ Police had registered a case against “unknown, uniformed and armed Maoists” for killing Bhima on suspicion that he was a ‘Police informer’.

Violent
January 8

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, including a woman, identified as Sunita (27), Jagdish Potai (25), Sukhlal Potai (30) and Sona Singh surrendered in Kondagaon District while another Maoist identified as Kosa Kunjam (21) surrendered in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
January 8

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Shrawan Das, an alleged arms supplier to the CPI-Maoist, was arrested at Madhaul village of Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. On a specific tip-off, a STF team raided the village and arrested Das.

Non-Violent
January 9

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable, identified as Shankar Joshi, was hacked to death by CPI-Maoist cadres near a busy market place in Katekalyan town of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 9

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police have recovered a rare video footage of the Maoists purportedly showing their cadres conducting a 'commando-style' training to gun down helicopters, used to ferry security personnel and VIPs in Bastar region.

Non-Violent
January 9

Kerala

In a bid to fight the CPI-Maoist menace, tribal people will be recruited directly to the Police force, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said.

Statement
January 9

Adilabad District of Telangana

Four teams of CPI-Maoist cadres consisting of 12 members, including Area Committee member Atram Shobhan alias Charles, entered Adilabad District from Chhattisgarh and are reportedly recruiting cadres. They are trying to regain their glory and also planning to merge the District from North Telangana zone into Dandakarayana zone.

Non-Violent
January 10

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Four armed Maoist cadres, including three women, surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
January 10

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police constable was killed and three others were grievously injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist near Botha village under Hawrai Police Station in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 10

Muzaffarpur District of Biharq

A group of about 20 armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a road construction company's camp site at Motipur in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar a little after January 10 midnight and burnt nine heavy vehicles and machineries worth about INR 30 million.

Violent
January 10

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist allegedly threatened sarpanches and panches of different villages near Badesetty village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh against participating in panchayat elections scheduled for January-end and February, 2015.

Non-Violent  
January 12

Hazaribag District of Jharkhand

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during a three hour long encounter with SFs at Bukar village under Chauparan Police Station area in Hazaribag District of Jharkhand.

Violent   
January 12

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

An ‘area commander’ of the PLFI identified as Sonaram Sundi was arrested from Badlagya village in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
January 12

Nalgonda District of Telangana

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

Non-Violent
January 13

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

An active member of the Galikonda ‘area committee’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Pangi Bhaskara Rao, was arrested at Chintapalli mandal while a member of the Kalimela ‘area committee’, identified as Korra Santhi, who was active in Malkangiri District of Odisha till recently and 11 militia members from Pedavalasa area surrendered before the Police in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent
January 13

Karimnagar District of Telangana

The Karimnagar District Police of Telangana have foiled the attempt of the CPI-Maoist to revive party activities in the District with the arrest one Maoist and two of his associates. The Maoist was identified as Botla Rajendra Kumar (48), and the other two are Sunil Kumar (53), an illegal arms dealer from Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), and his assistant Vikas Kumar (31).

Non-Violent
January 13

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

The Bokaro Police and the 26th battalion of the CRPF recovered a powerful cane-bomb planted on a railway track under the Gomia Police Station of the District. The cane-bomb was detected and defused by an anti-bomb squad.

Non-Violent
January 14

Thrissur District of Kerala

Kerala Congress (M) leader and Government Chief Whip PC George while speaking to media persons in Thrissur District said that the State Government should end its CPI-Maoist hunt. 

Statement  
January 14

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Indicating a tough stance of the newly-installed government in Jharkhand when it comes to tackling LWE, Chief Secretary Sajal Chakarabarty said that the fight against LWE is like war and promised to end all LWE activities in three months’ time. He was speaking at a press conference organised at the Police Headquarters in Ranchi.  He said “There is no time to surrender now. That train has left the station. If you want to get in, run and try.” “In three months, there will be no active Naxal activity here. For me, the best Naxalite is a dead Naxalite,” he added.

Statement
January 15

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Laldeep Singh Kharwar surrendered at Dhurwa Police Headquarters in Ranchi District of Jharkhand coinciding with the visit of K. Vijay Kumar, Senior Security Adviser of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. 

Non-Violent
January 15

Sukma District / Chhattisgarh

Around 130 Sarpanch aspirants were taken hostage by the Maoists on January 9 and released them in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The candidates were set free with a warning not to contest the ensuing rural local bodies elections. In the morning, CPI-Maoist 'divisional committee' member Jaggu, along with Kerlapal 'area committee 'commander' Bhime alias Reena, and armed cadres, reached there to warn them against participating in the elections before they were set free.

Violent
January 16

Bihar

Addressing the 21st meeting of Eastern Zonal Council in Patna, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said “The Maoist [Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)] problem is the biggest internal security problem the country is facing today and to challenge this menace there should be better coordination between the Centre and the State governments.”

Statement  
January 16

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said his Government will "rise to the challenge" posed by insurgents and "decimate extremism and CPI-Maoist violence in the state within six months". 

Statement
January 16

Chhattisgarh

Seven CPI-Maoist sympathisers surrendered before authorities in Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
January 17

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A jawan of the STF, identified as constable Mahendra Singh was killed in an encounter with Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said that “A team of the STF and district police came under fire from the Maoists near Kondare village under Gadiras police station at around 3 p.m. when they were returning from a routine patrolling. The firing continued for next one hour. One STF constable died in the incident.” There was no report of casualty on the Maoists’ side.

Violent
January 17

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers in a Kangaroo court after branding them as police informers in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

January 17

Chhattisgarh

Kin of frontline Congress leaders killed in May 25, 2013 Maoist attack have described the NIA probe as 'pedestrian' saying that the premier agency overlooked all aspects pertaining to security lapses that led to the massacre in tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.

Statement

January 17

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist cadres retaliated to the killing of one of its senior leaders Sharath and a militia member near Korukonda shandy on October 19, 2014, after it killed a native of Veeravaram village Sanjeeva Rao, by destroying an ashram of Sanjeeva Rao’s spiritual guru Simhachalam at Gurramveedhi village in G. Madugula mandal administrative unit.

Violent

January 17

Udupi District of Karnataka

Pro-CPI-Maoist banners and graffiti asking people to fight against Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats and protect the forest ranges appeared in Shedimane village of Kundapur in Udupi District of Karnataka.

Non-Violent

January 17

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Five persons were reportedly arrested in connection with the CPI-Maoist attack on an Ashramam in G. Madugula mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent

January 18

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Joru, was killed during an encounter with SFs in Ghatsila Sub-Division of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. A Police officer who is the bodyguard of ASP was also injured. A pistol and five live cartridges were recovered from his possession.

Violent
January 18

Sundargarh District of Odisha

Apprehending threat to lives from CPI-Maoist, four ex-Maoists surrendered before Police at Bonai in Odisha's Sundargarh District.

Non-Violent

January 19

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist was killed in a gunbattle with Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

January 19

Chhattisgarh

The Maoists in Chhattisgarh have dropped pamphlets in several areas of Bastar region, opposing US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India. The Maoists have called for boycott of President Obama's visit and a nationwide bandh on January 26.

Statement

January 19

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has sought an additional fund from Centre for modernisation of Police in the Naxal-hit State and also demanded a special category status for the State. 

Statement

January 20

Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh

Pankuj Thakur, a Constable with the 13th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force, was injured when a pressure bomb exploded near Murdonda village of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh.  

Violent

January 20

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a “Sahayak Arakshak” (auxiliary constable), identified as Kichche Soya, with sharp weapons at a marketplace at Pollamapalli area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

January 20

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of Dantewada and Bijapur Police busted a Maoist camp in Hurrepal forests of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

January 20

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists surrendered before the Police in Dornapal town of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.  

Non-Violent

January 20

Gaya District of Bihar

Naxals have set two trucks on fire in a village near Gaya District of Bihar. The incident was confirmed by Gaya city SP Rakesh Kumar.

Violent

January 20

Warangal District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist couple surrendered before Police in Warangal District of Telangana. B Bhikshapathi, a ‘divisional committee member’ carrying a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, surrendered along with his wife P Rukmini before Warangal Urban SP A.K. Jha. Rukmini was carrying reward of INR 100,000, SP Jha said.

Non-Violent

January 20

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres have killed two persons, including a SPO, near Bundu in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. "One of them was a SPO," Ranchi SSP Prabhat Kumar said.

Violent

January 21

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Police Constable, Dukhiya Murmu (30), who was critically injured in an encounter with the Naxals at Musabani in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand on January 18 succumbed to his injury at the Tata Main Hospital.

Violent

January 21

Odisha

Odisha's DGP Sanjeev Marik said BSF troopers engaged in CPI-Maoist ­prone areas in the State will be redeployed keeping in view the intelligence inputs.

Statement

January 21

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A group of men, suspected to be CPI-Maoist cadres, torched a vehicle carrying mid-day meal for school children and ate the food before taking away the containers at Ijurupa under Lanjigarh Police Station limits in Kalahandi District of Odisha.

Violent

January 21

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

34 sympathisers of the CPI-Maoist militia surrendered before the SP M. Ravi Prakash at Rajavommangi in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent

January 21

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Government will strengthen Police machinery in various Districts to curtail crime rate and be prepared to meet any crisis situation. As part of the plan, Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister China Rajappa has said armed police battalions in some areas and police sub-divisions in some other areas will be set up.

Statement

January 22

Andhra Pradesh

Burgumpadu Police seized huge quantity of explosive material from a lorry bound for Malkangiri District of Odisha at Morampalli Banjar village on the Khammam-Bhadrachalam main road in Palvancha Division. 

Non-Violent

January 22

Gadchiroli District Police of Maharashtra

A senior woman CPI-Maoist ‘deputy commander’ was arrested by the Gadchiroli District Police of Maharashtra. Aruna alias Punai Devsingh Naitam (24), was picked up from Kangadi village on Gadchoroli-Rajnandgaon border in an intelligence-based operation, a press note issued by the Police said.

Non-Violent

January 22

Bastar/ Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has called a ‘Dandakaranya bandh’ on January 26 to protest US President Barak Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest of the Republic Day function.

Statement

January 22

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The CPI-Maoist cadres set on fire around 14 vehicles of an Andhra Pradesh-based private company engaged in road construction in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District. The Maoists roughed up a few labourers and their supervisor when the work on the Gharanji-Pustola stretch was underway for connecting road between Edampayali and Korkoti.

Violent

January 23

Giridih District of Jharkhand

SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’ identified as Madan Rai in Giridih District of Jharkhand. A country-made pistol and live cartridges were also seized from his possession.

Non-Violent

January 23

Khunti District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist killed an 18-year-old girl at a village in Khunti District. Police said the body of Birsi Kumari (18) was found by neighbours with two bullet wounds on January 24 at Kitahatu village. Local residents said the girl paid with her life for being a Police informer, but the Police deny the claim.

Violent

January 23

Rayagada District / Odisha

The Maoists blasted a railway track at Muniguda in Rayagada District of Odisha, leaving movement of trains affected for several hours along the route. The blast spot was a few hundred metres away from a CRPF camp. Though the track suffered damage, no casualty was reported from the incident. CPI-Maoist had given a bandh call in five Districts of the State protesting the visit of US President Barack Obama.

Violent
January 24

Rayagada District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an explosion on the Visakhapatnam-Raipur railway line at Munikhol near Muniguda Railway Station in Rayagada District of Odisha injuring one railway staff and blowing up a portion of the track that led to disruption of train services on the route.

Violent

January 24

Dantewada District / Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist hijacked two buses and one pick up van carrying about 50 passengers and held them captive for two to three hours before releasing them near Katekalyan in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place between Paknaar and Katekalyan where the Maoists took these vehicles to an undisclosed destination in the forest. However, the vehicles were later found near Katekalyan Police Station. Sources said the Maoists had pasted posters in the area opposing US President Barack Obama`s India visit.

Violent
January 24

Ganjam District / Odisha

Police recovered three arms cache belonging to the Maoists in Khadisaru forest under Sorada Police limits in Ganjam District of Odisha. The seized items included three Self-Loading Rifles (SLRs), 793 rounds of ammunition (318 rounds of SLR, 240 rounds of .303 and 206 rounds of 9 mm, 19 rounds of INSAS and 10 rounds of .22 rifles), 30 magazines (19 for INSAS, nine SLR and two for .303), 20 charge clips, two batteries, two battery stands, two steel containers and belts. The locations of the arms dumps were identified by former OMP leader Pramod Majhi alias Sagar. "We suspect these arms were looted from Nayagarh armoury of when the rebels attacked the district in 2008," said Ganjam SP Narasingha Bhol.

Non-Violent
January 24

Dantewada District / Chhattisgarh

A Sarpanch candidate who was abducted along with more than a dozen other villagers by CPI-Maoist cadres on January 22 was killed in Parcheli village under Katekalyan Police Station area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The victim was identified as Somadu Markam. The other villagers were released by the Maoists.

Violent
January 25

Wayanad District / Kerala

A budget hotel owned by a government undertaking in Wayanad District of Kerala was attacked allegedly by CPI-Maoist cadres. The reception counter and restaurant of Tamarind Easy Hotel, at Thirunelli, owned by KTDC, was vandalized by a six-member gang. They left posters protesting against India visit of US President Barack Obama.

Violent
January 25

Malkangiri District / Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a civilian, identified as Vanthala Bhaskara Rao, in Malkangiri District of Odisha, alleging him to be a Police informer.

Violent
January 25

Malkangiri District / Odisha

The Maoists hoisted black flags near Rollagedda in Malkangiri District of Odisha and the 'east division committee' of the CPI-Maoist gave a bandh on January 26 along the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border.

Non-Violent
January 25

Malkangiri District / Odisha

The Maoists cut a pipeline of Essar company near Rollagedda in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
January 25

Wayanad District / Kerala

The armed Maoist group which had ransacked Tamarind Easy Hotel run by the KTDC in Thirunelli in Wayanad District of Kerala, reportedly visited a couple of houses in the vicinity after attacking the resort. According to Sukumarannunni Warrier, a resident of Thirunelli, the gun-wielding persons visited his house and handed over copies of pro-CPI-Maoist newsletters. The gang also visited the residence of Muraleedharan, the owner of a building under construction in the area.

Violent
January 25 - 26

Bastar region / Chhattisgarh

The insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh witnessed intensified CPI-Maoist activities. The Maoists felled trees and dug up roads leading to traffic disruption. They damaged drill machine of the NMDC's Kirandul plant in Dantewada District and damaged National Highway 30 in the previous evening. The Maoists also abducted two passenger buses in Katekalyan area of Dantewada on January 24. The Maoists also damaged railway track between Kirandul and Bacheli town and opened fire on Chintagufa and Timilwada Police camps in Sukma District on January 26.

Violent
January 26

Chhattisgarh

Terming Naxalism as a "disease" which is standing in way of development, Chhattisgarh Governor Balramjidas Tandon said the State would soon get rid of the Maoist menace completely. Addressing the 66th Republic Day function at Police line grounds, the Governor said "Some areas of Chhattisgarh are Naxalaffected. It is like a disease which is a hindrance to the development of the State." He said the State Government has accepted Naxalism as a challenge and with the coordinated efforts of Centre the menace will be wiped out soon. "I assure you, the day is not far when the state will be completely free of Naxal problem," he added.

Statement
January 26

Kondagaon District / Chhattisgarh

A 50-ft tall Maoist memorial constructed in the dense forest of Machanar in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh has been demolished by SF personnel.

Violent
January 26

Bastar / Chhattisgarh

Marking the Republic day, the CRPF inaugurated two first of their kind 'battlefield' hospitals (One in Bijapur and the other at Chintalnar in Dantewada) in the Maoist hotbeds of Bastar in Chhattisgarh which will provide immediate first aid to injured security forces personnel undertaking anti-Maoist operations as well as locals in the area. The mini combat support hospital, aided with life sustaining and resuscitation gadgets, are the first operational medical facility for security troops operating in various Maoist affected states.

Non-Violent
January 26

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Governor Syed Ahmed urged the CPI-Maoist cadres to shun violence, join the mainstream and help the State move forward on the path of development, which has been elusive for 14 years since it was bifurcated from Bihar. In his Republic Day address at the historic Morhabadi field Governor Ahmed said "Left Wing Extremism is a big challenge for both the State and the country. The State Government has put tough measures in place to deal with the extremists, besides working for development in the Red-hit areas. People who have deviated from the mainstream should now realize that war is not a solution."

Statement
January 27

Chhattisgarh

The first phase of panchayat polls will be held in Chhattisgarh amid tight security on January 28. "The preparations have been made for the first phase of polling for posts of 145 zilla panchayat members, 1,134 janpad panchayat members, 4,163 sarpanch and 36,745 panch," said secretary, state election commission, I R Dehari. "The polling parties are on the way to destination amid tight security," he said. The elections would decide the fate of 1,22,384 candidates. Of the total 55,53,149 registered voters, 27,99,756 are males and 27,53,393 females while there are 11,884 polling stations for the first phase, he said. While 3,916 polling stations have been identified as sensitive, 1,670 have been identified as hyper sensitive. Helicopters will be used to ferry polling staff to some hypersensitive stations. The polling time in the insurgency-hit Dantewada, Sukma and Bijapur and Jagdalpur, Lohandiguda, Bastanar and Darbha blocks of Bastar district, Antagarh, Koyalibeda, Bhanupratappur and Durgkondal blocks of Kanker District, will be from 6.45 AM to 2 PM because of Naxal threat, and from 7 AM to 3 PM elsewhere.

The next phase is scheduled for February 2. Paper ballot will be used for the voting.

Maoists have asked the villagers to either support their candidates or boycott the elections. According to Police, the Maoists recently held meetings in the interior areas of Sukma, Dantewada, Bijapur and Narayanpur Districts.

Violent
January 27

Kerala

The Palakkad Principal Sessions Court of Kerala rejected the bail application of two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres arrested on the charges of attacking a multi-national food joint. The Court observed that providing bail will adversely affect the ongoing investigation.

Violent
January 28

Chhattisgarh

Maoists went on a rampage in Chhattisgarh during the first phase of panchayat polls which have already seen around 50% of the candidates elected unopposed in rebel-dominated Bastar, officials said. Rebels looted ballot boxes from around 30 booths in Sukma, Dantewada and Kanker in Bastar region. Besides, rebels also fired at a polling party in Kanker District. "No injury or causality was reported in the incident," IG (intelligence wing) Deepanshu Kabra said. According to state election commission sources, 12,524 panch, sarpanch and janpad panchayat members have been elected unopposed out of 24,611 posts in the seven Districts of Bastar.

Violent
January 28

Garhwa District / Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist self-styled 'zonal commander' was arrested in Garhwa District of Jharkhand. SP Sudhir Kumar Jha said that the Maoist, identified as Jagdish Budhayadav, was arrested from Kulhi village under Bandharia Police Station limits following a tip-off. A country-made pistol, four bullets and INR 1.34 lakh cash were recovered from his possession.

Violent
January 28

Balaghat District / Madhya Pradesh

Pamphlets asking locals to boycott the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2015 in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh were recovered with Police sounding high alert in the Maoist-hit areas of the District, bordering Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Police said the pamphlets were allegedly circulated by Maoists under the name of 'Tada Dalam' and pasted on walls in rural areas of Devarbeli, Songudda and Machhurda, under Roopjhar Police Station limits of the District.

Non-Violent
January 28

Ranchi District / Jharkhand

Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested a Naxal 'commander', identified as Prakash Kerketta alias Arvind - in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The LWE was involved in at least 15 cases including murder and extortion. He had launched a separate outfit named Jharkhand Gram Raksha Dal. A country made carbine, gun, bullets and motorcycle were also recovered from him.

Violent
January 28

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres disrupted polling at many places during the first phase of the Chhattisgarh Panchayat elections, plundering ballot boxes and targeting poling parties and security personnel. The Maoists plundered ballot boxes at 13 polling booths in Sukma District, two in Kanker District and six in Dantewada District of the Bastar region. The Police and Maoists exchanged fire near Chilparas and Markanar in Kanker District. The Police recovered two guns from the spot of the gunfight. Voting was peaceful in other parts of the State. Overall, 70 per cent polling was recorded.

Violent
January 29

Kollam District / Kerala

Combing operations have been intensified in Western Ghats of Southern India after an Odisha-based Maoist, identified as Jaghwanth Poojari, was arrested in Tenmalai forest area of Kollam District of Kerala.

Non-Violent
January 29

Ranchi / Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist, cadre identified as Sunil Ganju who was arrested under POTA in 2004, was sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment by a Special Court in Ranchi of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
January 29

Bijapur District / Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were arrested by a joint contingent of CRPF and CAF during a search operation carried in the jungles of Purugudu under Awapalli Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoists were involved in triggering a blast in Murdunda on January 21 wherein two CRPF personnel were injured. Police sources said adding they were lower member of the Naxal cadre.

Violent
January 30

Ernakulam District / Kerala

The office of the NHAI at Kalamassery in Kochi of Ernakulam District of Kerala was vandalized by unidentified miscreants claiming to be affiliated to the CPI-Maoist. Police said there were no eyewitnesses to the incident. The attackers left pamphlets protesting against the acquisition of land for the National Highway expansion and privatization of public organizations. The pamphlets claimed that the attack was carried out by CPI-Maoist. 'CPI-Maoist' was also scrawled in black letters on the walls of the office.

Violent
January 30

Sundargarh District / Odisha

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Joseph Munda (35), Sipren Munda (31) and Panalal Bhakta (17), surrendered before Police in Rourkela in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Joseph was involved in a murder case and landmine blast while Sipren and Panalal were also involved in many acts of violence. Panalal also cooked food for party members.

Non-Violent
January 30

Palamu District / Jharkhand

A senior cadre of the CPI-Maoist regional military commission identified as Jairam alias Nagender alias Arun alias Mochhu and his accomplice Bhupender Yadav were arrested at Manandohar in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Police recovered one eight round revolver from the possession of Jairam.

Violent
January 31

Dantewada District / Chhattisgarh

A newly elected Sarpanch has reportedly been killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. SP, Dantewada Kamal Lochan Kashyap said that according to the information, Maoists have killed the Sarpanch Lakhma Siri at Toyalanka village. Lakhma had been elected unopposed in the recently-held panchayat elections, which had incurred him the wrath of the ultras, who had asked for boycott of polls.

Violent
January 31

Ranchi District headquarters / Jharkhand

The decomposed body of a 'sub-zonal commander' of the PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, who was killed by a young member of the rebel outfit on the night of January 16, was recovered from Sauka forest in Itki, around 25km from Ranchi District headquarters of Jharkhand. Bikas Oraon (18) had crushed Samdhad aka Maulvi, to death with a stone in his sleep because the PLFI leader was not willing to let him go so that he could appear for his matriculation examination. Police came to know this after arresting Bikas, a resident of Gadri village in Bero who joined the PLFI some three months ago. They found four fire weapons and 68 live cartridges from his possession.

Violent
February 1

Medak District / Telangana

A CPI-Maoist couple, Reddaboina Swamy alias Janardhan and his wife Shyamala, surrendered before SP B. Sumathi at the District Police headquarters in Medak District of Telangana. The Maoist couple hailed from Medak District. Swamy is native of Balwantapur village in Dubbak mandal and joined Giraipally Dalam in 2000 and later worked in Narsapuram Dalam and then left for Nallamala along with his wife Shyamala. He worked as a guard to State committee secretary, Akkiraju Harigopal alias RK.

Non-Violent
February 1

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The Visakhapatnam rural Police arrested four 'militia' members belonging to the CPI-Maoist during a raid at a village in Bothili panchayat in G. Madugula mandal of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent
February 2

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A station house officer and an assistant constable of Chhattisgarh Police were killed and six other SF personnel, including an assistant commandant of BSF, injured when CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a joint patrolling team in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
February 2

NS

CRPF DG Prakash Mishra said the red zone [Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)-infested region] is steadily shrinking in Bihar and Jharkhand. It has been possible because the CRPF personnel are not only carrying out operations against Maoists but also helping the common man in many other ways, like distributing essentials such as woolen clothes, utensils etc and enabling them to get their Aadhaar cards.

Statement
February 2

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Governor Dr Syed Ahmed said that the problem of Naxalism can be easily curbed with development of the State. Holding a high level meeting with State Government officials at Raj Bhawan in Ranchi, ahead of the Governors' meeting chaired by President of India on February 11-12, the Governor asked the officials to take on the Naxal problem as a challenge and work for development of the State.

Statement
February 2

Odisha

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, urging him to provide two additional battalions of CRPF to contain CPI-Maoist in Nuapada and Malkangiri Districts of the State.

Statement
February 2

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

SF personnel detected and defused a powerful can-bomb in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Following a tip-off, the SFs comprising CRPF personnel and District Police Force, detected the bomb on Tiriposi-Bitkilsoya road while on patrol, SP, N K Singh said.

Non-Violent
February 2

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Villagers rounded up 16 of the 40 armed persons who had allegedly posed as CPI-Maoist supporters and attacked Tangapalli village of Odupa gram panchayat in Sadar block of Malkangiri District of Odisha. They were detained in the local school building by angry inhabitants of Tangapalli. Rest of the members of the group are said to have escaped. Villagers seized several traditional weapons from the attackers. Three attackers and a villager sustained injuries during the scuffle between the two groups.

Non-Violent
February 3

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Four persons, including a woman, were injured as a private passenger bus they were travelling in was hit by a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Some Police personnel were also on board, but they were not harmed.

Violent
February 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was injured in a blast of 'pressure bomb' planted by the Maoists in the neighbouring Bijapur District. The incident took place near Cheramangi village under Awapalli Police Station limits while the CRPF was conducting anti-Maoist operation.

Violent
February 3

Ernakulam District of Kerala

The Kochi city Police arrested a man, identified as Jose, for his alleged involvement in the attack on the office of Nitta Gelatin India Limited in November 2014. The man was detained by the city Police from Kannur.

Non-Violent
February 3

Kalahandi District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a contractor, identified as Laxmi Patnaik (23), at a weekly market in Trilochanpur under Lanjigarh Police Station in Kalahandi District of Odisha. Some posters left by the killers claimed that Patnaik was a 'Police Informer'.

Violent
February 4

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

As many as 13 'militia' members of Korukonda area committee belonging to the CPI-Maoist surrendered before ASP A. Babujee at Paderu in the Agency area of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent
February 5

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Some hand written threatening posters of the CPI-Maoist appeared in parts of Chhatarpur in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 5

Chatra District of Jharkhand

A 'platoon commander' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from Jolbigha under Pratappur Police Station area of Chatra District, Jharkhand. The Maoist has been identified as Mahendra Yadav. A country made pistol, four live cartridges, four mobile phones, various sim-cards and INR 6,5000 in cash along with Maoist literature have been recovered from his possession. SP Surendra Kumar Jha said that Yadav was arrested during a joint raid conducted by the district police, CRPF personnel and troopers of the CoBRA Battalion. The Maoist is also the mastermind of the 'technical cell' of the Maoists, the SP said.

Non-Violent
February 6

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Indersa Parsa (50), elder brother of village Police warden, was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres, suspecting him to be 'Police Informer' at Ghodezhari village in Dhanora tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
February 6

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Eighteen can bombs, each weighing between 15 to 20 kilograms, suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist underneath a kaccha road have been recovered in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 6

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Khunti District Police force arrested one ultra belonging to the PLFI from Karra Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 6

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A six kilogram pressure bomb, planted by the CPI-Maoist to target SF personnel was recovered in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 6

Jharkhand

In a security review meeting chaired by chief secretary Rajiv Gauba at the CRPF headquarters, he intimated officers of the Government's plan to wipe out CPI-Maoist within six months. To ensure the same, development and security measures would soon be undertaken in rebel-hit areas, he said.

Statement

February 7

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Six CPI-Maoist cadres including three female cadres were arrested by the BSF personnel during an operation conducted in forested patch near Prokal and Manhakal villages of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The operation was conducted on specific intelligence input. The Maoists were identified as Sarita alias Sanoti (26), Rajeshwari (21), Kumari Santo (22), Mangatu alias Jay Singh (25), Raju Upendi and Shaniram.

Non-Violent

February 7

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’, identified as Navin alias Upendra Paswan and two of his accomplices, Kanda Vishwakarma and Lofar Chaki, were arrested by SFs from Porahat forest under West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Paswan was the ‘area commander’ of Chatarapur in Palamau District. Two pistols, some live cartridges and a vehicle were seized from them.

Non-Violent

February 8

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A 25-year-old man, identified as Naresh Yerawar, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. His throat was slit and the Maoists also burnt his motorcycle, before fleeing into the forest, Police said.

Violent
February 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three CRPF personnel, including an assistant sub-inspector, were injured when a pressure bomb laid by CPI-Maoist cadres exploded near Dubaiguda village under Awapalli Police Station area in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur District.

Violent
February 8

Khunti District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Anil Singh, surrendered before the DGP Rajeev Kumar at a function in Rania of Khunti District of Jharkhand. He also deposited a carbine and a rifle before DGP Kumar.  

Non-Violent

February 8

Jharkhand

DGP Rajeev Kumar has said that the State Police will recruitment 10,000 Policemen and officers to further enhance the Policing in Jharkhand.

Statement

February 8

Bolangir District of Odisha

Around 40 armed Maoist cadres torched two vehicles and one vibrator machine of a contractor, engaged in road construction, near Badakendu along Turekali-Makhan road in Bolangir District of Odisha. The Maoists also warned the administration to facilitate drinking water and medical facility to the people of the area through some posters.

Violent

February 9

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, were arrested during an area domination exercise by security personnel in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were arrested by the district force from a forested patch under Bangapal Police Station limits, Bijapur SP
KL Dhruv said. Those apprehended were identified as Barsa Sudru (38), Korsa Sudru (42) and Baisu Jurri (40), working as 'sangham' (lower rung cadres) members in Indravati ‘area committee’ of the CPI- Maoist. Korsa was carrying a reward of INR 5,000 on his head.  

Non-Violent

February 10

Chhattisgarh

The four-phase panchayat elections in Chhattisgarh, which concluded on February 10, recorded an overall voter turnout of 77.71 per cent. “Voting was peaceful, free and fair, barring a few minor incidents. The overall percentage was better than expected. The Maoist-affected Bastar region witnessed 60 per cent polling,” Chief Election Commissioner P.C. Dalai said. Re-polling was held at 109 places.

Statement

February 11

Pathanamthitta District of Kerala

While inaugurating the District Armed Police Force office complex in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has said the State Government has adopted a two-pronged strategy to deal with the Maoist issue.

Statement

February 11

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Security personnel and the CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire in Lanjigarh area of Kalahandi District of Odisha. A joint team of DVF and CRPF was on a combing operation when the Maoist opened fire at them. Cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from the encounter site. 

Violent

February 11

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist camp was destroyed and explosives seized from Semlabhata village under Lanjigarh Police limits of Kalahandi District of Odisha.  The seizure followed an encounter between Police and the Maoists.

Violent

February 11

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SFs have busted a CPI-Maoist training camp and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition besides material used for making explosives in forested Gonderas hills under Aranpur Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The cache included thirty seven gelatin rods, eleven detonators, two hand grenades, a country-made gun, a tiffin bomb, a pipe bomb, explosives, gun powder and materials used in making bombs, he said.

Non-Violent

February 12

Jharkhand

Train services in the Gomoh-Gaya section of the East Central Railway were disrupted as suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up railway tracks during the Jharkhand bandh called by them to protest the amendment in Land Acquisition Act. The track was blown up on the Jamunia river bridge between Gomoh-Telo stations under Dhanbad division of East Central Railway.

Violent

February 12

Jharkhand

The bandh had a mixed response in the mineral-rich Kolhan region comprised of East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan Districts. While shops and market in Maoist-stronghold areas were closed, road traffic was also thin, Police said.

Violent

February 12

Angul District of Odisha

Armed CPI-Maoist cadres hacked a villager to death in Pallahara of Angul District of Odisha suspecting him to be a ‘police informer’. The villagers said a group of armed Maoists stormed into Pattamundai village and took away Samuel Bhadra after locking his family members in a room. They then hacked Bhadra to death and fled to nearby forest. The Maoists left behind eight posters which stated that Bhadra was eliminated as he was a police informer. They claimed that one of their leaders was killed by police on information provided by Bhadra. Angul Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandit Uttam Rao confirmed that Bhadra was not a police informer.

Violent

February 12

Bolangir District of Odisha

A trooper of SOG was seriously injured in a landmine explosion triggered by Maoists in Turekala area of Bolangir District of Odisha. "The jawan was engaged in combing operation in a forest area near Kameimunda village yesterday when the landmine went off," SDPO Titilagarh, Dillip Purohit said.

Violent

February 12

Palakkad District of Kerala

A 35-year-old man, identified K. Benny, was found killed of bullet injuries around midnight on February 12 in a forest area close to the Bhavani river at Chindakki near Attappady in Palakkad District of Kerala. Police said K Benny was shot by unidentified assailants. The incident took place when Benny along with his friend Sheli was fishing in the river. Though the Police suspect it to be a case of CPI-Maoist attack the local people want a probe into the presence of the two youth at the isolated location late night.

Violent

February 12

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Acting on a tip off a joint team of DF and STF destroyed a CPI-Maoist training camp on the hills of Sopiras and Gonderas regions falling under Aranpur Police Station limits of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. After receiving a tip off, a joint team of DF and STF raided the spot when the Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on them. The security personnel retaliated. Finally, the Maoists ran into the deep jungles.

Violent

February 13

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Four Maoists, including three women, with rewards on their heads, surrendered before IGP Yashwant Jethwa in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Maoists have been identified as Mangala Podiami (25) alias Arjun, Rame Madhi (25) alias Anita, Ganga Kurmi (20) alias Sangita and Kunjame Rajje (25) alias Gita. Podiami, Madhi, Kurmi and Rajje carried reward of INR 400000, INR 400000, INR 100000 and INR 100000 on their head respectively.

Non-Violent

February 13

Arwal District of Bihar

Armed cadres of CPI-Maoist attacked a road construction company office and set on fire vehicles and four motorcycles in Arwal District of Bihar. The incident took place near Asaula Bazar under Kinger Police Station area when about 20-25 armed Maoists attacked the base camp of the company and set on fire JCB machine, procklain, dumper, truck, pick van besides four bikes. Police said that the reason behind the incident is suspected to be non-payment of levy demand.

Violent

February 13

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist ‘section commander’ identified as Sukhnath alias Oyami Chaitu was arrested by District Force in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. He was carrying a cash reward of INR 800000 on his head and was involved in Tadmetla incident in which 75 CRPF personnel and a Chhattisgarh Policeman were killed in April 6, 2010.

Non-Violent

February 14

Khammam District of Telangana

The Bhadrachalam Sub-Division Police of Khammam District of Telangana claimed to have foiled a bid by CPI-Maoist cadres to plant explosives in the Korkatpadu forest area to kill Policemen. This came to light after the arrest of four persons, including a Maoist ‘special guerrilla squad member’ and a ‘militia commander’ in Charla mandal of Khammam District. Police sources said a joint team of Policemen and CoBRA force arrested Madakam Deva (20), an alleged member of the CPI-Maoist SGS, and three others during combing operation in the morning.

Non-Violent
February 14

Adilabad District of Telangana

Adilabad SP Tarun Joshi handed over two cheques worth INR 700, 000 to surrendered Maoist couple Ade Prabhu alias Chandram of Kuntala village in Neredigonda mandal in Adilabad District and Talandi Kantha alias Sujata of Aheri in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra. The dalam ‘commander’ and his wife had surrendered on September 26, 2014. SP Joshi said those who wanted to surrender could do so by calling him on 9440795000.

Non-Violent
February 15

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Gadchiroli SP Sandip Patil has said that SFs are arresting only such CPI-Maoist cadres whose names or profiles were on Police record. Police have decided to avoid Maoist supporters in villages as a matter of policy. SP Patil claimed Police had also decided to avoid taking Maoist's jan militia members into custody unless their names featured as dalam members. "The gram raksha dal or area raksha dal members are not being arrested unlike in the past," he said.

Statement
February 16

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Chhattisgarh Armed Force Constable - Ram Prasad Negi - was killed while Shyam Kumar was injured when a pressure bomb went off allegedly set by CPI-Maoist cadres near Temelwada village under Jagargunda Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred when a Road Opening Patrol of SFs was returning after carrying out an operation in the region.

Violent
February 16

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Acting on a tip off, a Maoist, identified as Chandraiya (35), carrying a reward of INR 5000 on his head was arrested from Old Bus Stand in Bijapur town of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. 

Non-Violent
February 16

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Around a thousand tribals, most of them armed with bows and arrows, gheraoed Tongpal Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh demanding the release of a Maoist cadre. The villagers, including women and children, have been agitating in front of the Police Station since afternoon seeking the release of Maoist Hadma Deva, who was arrested last week, Tongpal's SHO Keshav Narayan Aditya said. Deva, carrying a reward of INR 2,000 on his head, was wanted in several Maoist incidents in the region and was arrested on February 13 from his native place at Jaimer. 

Non-Violent
February 16

Koraput District Of Odisha

The court of ADJ in Koraput District of Odisha, acquitted Nachika Linga, leader of CMAS, of charges framed against him by the Police on May 15, 2011. It may be mentioned that the Narayanpatna Police, during the anti-Maoist operation, had seized a huge cache of arms and explosives from Kanchanpadu village on May 15, 2011 and registered cases against 35 persons, including Nachika on treason charges and the Arms Act. Terming the cases registered against the accused as baseless, Nachika’s counsel Manoranjan Routray had moved the court. After hearing the petition of the counsel, ADJ Pradip Kumar Mohanta acquitted Nachika of the charges.

Non-Violent
February 16

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand's Palamu District Police have confirmed the arrest of a hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, who was allegedly involved in several anti-government operations. A joint operation was launched by the State Police and CRPF to arrest him. "We have arrested an active Maoist named Nanhuram alias Panchua. He is accused of landmine blast on the car of Additional Superintendent of Police, Ronald Hansda, and firing on him in 2012. He was absconding since then," said Palamu District SP Mayur Patel.

Non-Violent
February 16

NS

CRPF Chief Prakash Mishra has asked his troops to undertake dare-devil operations in Naxal and insurgency-hit areas in the country but ensure 'zero' casualty by doing these tasks smartly and tactically. DG of CRPF, Mishra, who was facilitating about 36 brave troopers of the force (eight posthumous) who were awarded gallantry medals this Republic Day-January 26, said he would want the force personnel and officers to exhibit the greatest degree of "bravery" and ensure that the force gets 100 medals in this category this year. "I will ask you to ensure zero casualty. You should undertake brave steps and operations but they should be coupled with smart tactics, good firing abilities and quick movement. You can undertake brave operations but also ensure zero casualties," he said.

Statement
February 16

Kozhikode District of Kerala

A private pig farm at Karimbu, around 4.5 km from Anakkampoyil within the limits of Thiruvambadi Police Station, in rural Kozhikode District of Kerala, was attacked allegedly by CPI-Maoist – cadres. According to the Police, a five member-armed gang, including two women, reportedly attacked a worker, Raju, of the farm around 3.30 pm.

Violent
February 16

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Assistant constable Nehru Punem (40) was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Bijapur SP KL Dhruv said Punem was posted with Bodli outpost and while he was heading towards his workplace under Bandapal Police Station limits he was shot dead.

Violent
February 17

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Personnel of the Odisha's elite anti-Naxalite force, the SOG, claimed to have busted two camps running inside Tekguda and Kurupa jungles under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District and seized huge quantity of CPI-Maoist materials. The seized materials included pipe gun, pistols (two) magazines, explosives, gun and bomb making materials, Maoists dress, books, medicines and other essentials, Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said.

Non-Violent
February 17

Arwal District of Bihar

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, including dreaded Ganesh Sao, the ‘commander’ of Sone-Punpun Area Committee of CPI-Maoist were arrested from different places in Arwal District of Bihar. Sao was wanted in several cases in Patna, Jehanabad and Aurangabad Districts, Police said adding one carbine, three pistols, several rounds of ammunition, cell phones, SIM cards and Maoist literature were seized from him and his associates. "Sao was trying to strengthen a new group that was rising in Arwal and Jehanabad Districts. Two days ago it had attacked the camp of a road construction company in Arwal and burnt its heavy vehicles and equipment after their levy demands were not met," Inspector General (Operations) Sushil M Khopde said.

Non-Violent
February 17

Gaya District of  Bihar

A huge cache of explosives and other items were seized from a Maoist pit in Chakarbandha forest under Dumaria Police Station area of Gaya District, Bihar. Confirming the recovery of weapons and explosives from the Maoist dumping pit, CRPF DIG Chiranjeev Prasad said that a couple of IEDs weighed as much as 40 kg. The recovered items include three double barrel guns and two rifles of 315 make.

Non-Violent
February 18

Palamau District of Jharkhand

Security personnel recovered four landmines from Kelkargarh-Dwarika Road in Palamau District of Jharkhand. The recovery was made when the district police force and Jaguar personnel were on a poppy-destroying campaign in the area, SP Mayur Patel said. The security personnel stumbled upon an exposed wire during their operation and launched a search in the vicinity, he said, adding that they spotted four landmines including three connected in a series.

Non-Violent
February 18

Munger District of Bihar

In a joint anti-Naxal operation by CRPF, STF and Bihar Police, 60 IEDs were recovered in Bhimbandh forest in Munger District of Bihar. Commenting on the recovery SP Varun Kumar Sinha said the Police had received information about a training programme being held by Maoists in the forest following which a joint operation was launched. One suspected Maoist identified as Murmur Koda was also arrested during the operation, he said. A woman cadre, however, managed to flee.

Non-Violent
February 18

West Singhbhum District  of Jharkhand

A Maoist identified as Gura Nag alias DK who was among a group of 15 prisoners to have escaped from outside Chaibasa Divisional Jail on December 9, 2014 surrendered before West Singhbhum Police of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 18

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The DVF and SOG personnel of Odisha busted six CPI-Maoist camps in a forest near Tekaguda village of Kalimela block in Malkangiri District. Huge quantity of explosives and Maoist materials were seized from the spot. Materials seized from the busted camps included pipe gun, pistols, magazines, explosives, gun and bomb making materials, Maoists dress, books, medicines and other essentials, said Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. However, the SOG personnel failed to capture any of the Maoists as they had already fled from the camps.

Non-Violent
February 18

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists, three of them carrying cash reward, surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh citing disappointment over exploitation of lower rank cadres and women by senior leaders.

Non-Violent
February 18

Chandrapur District of Maharashtra

The nine tehsils that were removed from the list of Naxal infested areas in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra are all set to be re-inducted into that list. CM Devendra Fadnavis has assured finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar that the excluded tehsils would be back into the list soon.

Statement
February 18

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A civilian, identified as Boodu Ramesh, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Konta town under Konta Police Station limits of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh. He was killed on the charges of being a Police informer.

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February 18

Sundargarh District of Odisha

A group of suspected CPI-Maoist armed cadres stormed into a country liquor making unit at Jamki village under Turekela Police Station limit in Sundargarh District of Odisha and set it ablaze after asking the security guard and other staff to go out. Some posters were found near the site with name of the CPI-Maoist, Police said adding the posters attacked both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Naveen Patnaik accusing them of working against the poor.

Violent
February 19

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A STF trooper was killed in an encounter between SFs and Maoists at Dudhiras village under Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

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February 19

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The Maoists damaged a railway track near Kamalur Station in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh leading to the derailment of a goods train engine.

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February 19

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said that due to the efforts of SFs, Maoist violence was close to its end in the State. He also lauded the efforts of the Police personnel, saying that they were fighting Maoists in difficult conditions. Singh said on Twitter “Our gallant police jawans and their sacrifice has brought us closer to the end of Naxalism.”

Statement
February 19

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police have asked for a contingent of 5,000 CRPF personnel to help them destroy 12 Maoist camps across the State. Most of the 12 camps are mostly situated in forested hills, which the forces consider impregnable and do not dare to venture into.

Statement
February 20

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Policemen - head constable Rajesh Sen and assistant constable Asharam Netam - were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres near Emargunda village under Gangaloor Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The blast occurred when the security personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the area.  

Violent
February 20

Latehar-Gumla Districts of Jharkhand 

Police detained a suspect after finding over 35 bombs, 500 detonators, around one dozen bombs (some semi-prepared), one laptop, two hard discs, and several CPI-Maoist utility items after an encounter at Latehar-Gumla District borders. However, almost 100 Maoists including central committee member Arvindji, managed to escape during the encounter. Around 100 Maoists were crossing from Latehar to West Singhbhum’s Saranda forest via Gumla when SF personnel engaged them in an encounter. "The encounter continued for hours from midnight after which the Maoists escaped leaving behind a huge quantity of materials," said a Police officer

Non-Violent
February 20

Nuapada District of Odisha

A huge cache of explosives allegedly belonging to the CPI-Maoist was seized during a combing exercise by CoBRA personnel from Pon Dungri nullah near Gatibeda village inside Sunabeda sanctuary of Nuapada District, Odisha.  The seizure included 120 detonators, 37 gelatin sticks and 20 pencil batteries.

Non-Violent
February 20

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Five Maoists were arrested during a joint operation by personnel of SOG and BSF from Peda Tekguda village under Kalimela Police Station area of Malkangiri District of Odisha. Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said the arrested Maoists included Irma Kabasi (35), who had a reward of INR 100000 on his head. Kabasi was an armed cadre and ‘member’ of Kalimela ‘area committee’ of the CPI-Maoist. Another prize catch was Bandi Madhi (30), who was involved in the Alampaka ambush in Balimela reservoir on June 29, 2008, in which 38 security personnel, including 36 greyhound commandos from Andhra Pradesh, had been killed. The other arrested Maoists were Madhi Ganga (26), Bhima Madkami (30), militia member Anda Madi (21).

Non-Violent
February 20

Khammam District of Telangana

Wall posters bearing the name of CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram 'area committee' opposing Polavaram project, the "third phase of Operation Green Hunt", "anti-tribal and pro-corporate policies" were spotted in Charla mandal of Khammam District, Telangana.

Non-Violent
February 20

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist called bandh in Visakhapatnam Agency area of Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh passed off peacefully. There was poor or no response to the bandh call given by the East Division Committee of the CPI-Maoist.

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February 21

Munger, Lakhisarai and Jamui Districts of Bihar

High powered explosive materials, two big landmines, five thousand metres of electric wires, life saving drugs, khaki uniforms, woollens, liquids used for landmines explosion in big jar besides many other chemicals, CPI-Maoist literatures and computerized guidelines for the "Red Army" of the Maoists detailing the war tactics in the event of an encounter with the Police, were seized by the police during a three-day joint operation against the Maoists involving CRPF, STF, SSB and District Police. Displaying the seizure from the Naxal hideouts from the districts of Munger, Lakhisarai and Jamui before the media in the evening of February 21, DIG, Munger range, Sharveshwar Prasad Shukla, accompanied by Munger SP Varun Kumar Sinha, said three hard-core Maoists, including Mithu Koda, resident of Kumartari village under Haveli Kharagpur police station; Monu Koda, resident of Barmasiya village under Haveli Kharagpur police station; and Banu Koda, resident of Machchi tola in Lakhisarai District were arrested during the search operations while some top Maoist leaders managed to escape taking advantage of the 1,400ft mountain top.

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February 21

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A 23-year-old CPI-Maoist cadre, who was carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on his head, was arrest by Gadchiroli District Police from Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border. The Maoist has been identified as Vinu Madavi alias Baburao, Police said. Madvi was responsible for procuring arms and ammunition for the Maoists, besides being involved in other crimes, Police added.

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February 22

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Security Force personnel recovered explosives planted under a culvert near Penk-Kanchkiro within the Nawadih Police Station limits in Bokaro District of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said. The recovery was made when the security personnel were on an anti-naxal operation in the Maoist-stronghold area, Superintendent of Police, A Vijayalaxmi said. She said the security personnel spotted a 10 kg can-bomb planted under a culvert, which was recovered and defused.

Non-Violent
February 22

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Roop Singh (35), a militia cadre, carrying cash reward of INR 6000 on his head, was arrested under Bhairamgarh Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. He was arrested by a joint team of SFs during an area domination exercise, Bijapur SP KL Dhruv said.

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February 22

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has accused the Bastar Police of killing 26 "civilians" and three "political workers" in fake encounters in the last one year in different parts of Bastar. In a press statement, the South Regional Committee 'secretary' of the CPI-Maoist, Ganesh Uike, alleged that 20 "civilians" were killed by the Police and paramilitary forces in Bijapur District of Bastar between January 2014 and January 2015. "Five civilians were killed in fake encounters in Sukma District, and one villager was killed by the Police in Dantewada District. All of them were later declared Maoists." He said three of his party workers - Jamali, Rambatti, Lakshmi - were also killed in staged encounters. "In the name of containing Maoism, security men are violating human rights of Bastar tribals," he added. However, Bijapur SP KL Dhruv termed the allegations "baseless and part of Maoist propaganda."

Statement
February 23

Sonbhadra District of Uttar Paresh

CRPF and Police recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition from a cave in the forest of Sonbhadra District, Uttar Paresh, bordering Bihar. The recovery was made during a combing operation launched after detection of an armed group of CPI-Maoist cadres on February 15. Sonbhadra SP SS Yadav said that a joint team of Police and CRPF personnel were combing the jungles and hills of Madpa area under Machi Police Station when they entered a cave in afternoon. The cops recovered two guns, two country-made revolvers, live cartridges, 12 detonators and six gelatin rods hidden in a plastic bag.

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February 23

NS

The CPI-Maoist would continue its armed fight against Police for the rights of poor in tribal areas, stated 'secretary' of Koraput-Srikakulam Divisional Committee of CPI-Maoist in a press release. "Maoist outfits in Narayanpatna have been working since long for tribal rights and have been successful in ending the harassment by landlords. The liquor trade has been stopped and the land of tribals returned to them through revolutionary means," it stated. Opposing the Green Hunt operation of Police in the region, Daya stated in the release that the efforts of the State and the Centre to stop Maoist movement in Narayanpatna would fail as they would continue their revolution. "The police operation has motivated the landlords to exploit the tribals again. Our fight is for saving the tribal land, forest and ensuring that the tribals have their share of all round development," it stated.

Statement
February 23

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

A CRPF team discovered a large amount of explosives and ammunition near a village situated in Jhumra of Gomia block in Bokaro District. Although Maoists seem to have deserted Jhumra, their arms and ammunition are still being recovered from different spots across the jungles by a CRPF 26 battalion team, headed by commandant, Sanjay Kumar. The search team, while scouring the jungle, discovered a steel trunk containing explosives and weapons, after being tipped off about the Maoist hideout.

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February 24

Gaya District of Bihar

Two CRPF troopers were killed and 10 others were injured, five of them critically, when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a mini-bus carrying them in Gaya District of Bihar. The Maoists planted a landmine on the route taken by the security personnel, police and CRPF, in Imamganj-Dumaria area during anti-Maoist operation, DGP P K Thakur said. "The landmine exploded when the mini-bus came over it," he added. Further CRPF DIG Chiranjeev Prasad said an IED exploded near a place called Nandai on Imamganj-Dumaria Road. The CRPF personnel belong to the elite CoBRA engaged in anti-Maoist operations in the State, he said. "There was heavy force mobilization in the wake of an encounter in the vicinity yesterday. The Maoists had planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the route on which the forces were moving. One of our mini-buses carrying our jawans was hit by the blast," Prasad said. "The force moving through the area also came under fire from the Maoists after the IED blast," Prasad added.

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February 24

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A forest guard and round officer were thrashed by senior CPI-Maoist cadres at Yedaskuhi village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra to protest alleged corruption by their department. Senior Maoist cadre Vikas took an aggressive stance against foresters in the village in north Gadchiroli to convey their dissent against the department. Sources stated that the Maoists were trying to mount pressure on foresters and also on the local population for dominance during the forthcoming Tendu leaves picking season in the district which is a multi-crore seasonal industry. Maoists aim to collect substantial party funds from foresters, tendu contractors and transporters during this tendu season. The rebels also collect donations for the party from the tribal population who engages in picking tendu.

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February 24

New Delhi

Minister of State in the UMHA Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary while answering in a written reply in Lok Sabha said there is no evidence/input available to suggest that any international conspiracy is being hatched in any LWE infested areas in the country or any external assistance being provided to LWEs in terms of financial aid and weapons. However, the recovery of arms and ammunition of foreign origin from the LWE cadres in different encounters and operations is an indication of the fact that they are procuring weapons from different sources. The possibility of some front organizations of the CPI-Maoist clandestinely getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out.

Statement
February 25

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three women CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in Malkangiri District of Odisha during two joint operations by the SOG and the BSF. Two of them were arrested from Kamarpalli village under Mathili Police Station and another from Marigeta area of Kalimela Police Station. All of them were active members of Malkangiri division of CPI-Maoist. According to Malkangiri anti-naxalite cell, those arrested at Kamarpalli were Sambari Madkami (26) and Parvati Padiami (21). Sambari was providing logistic support to the Maoists, and Parvati was part of the local organizing squad in Mohupadar area. Debe Urmami (28), arrested from Marigeta, was the president of local unit of Mahila Sangham, a frontal organization of the Maoists in Kalimela Police Station area.

Non-Violent
February 25

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two women CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Gadwa Masa and Masi Madavi, carrying rewards of INR 100000 each on their heads, surrendered before Bijapur SP KL Dhruv and 199th Battalion CRPF Commandant SS Upadhyay. They belonged to the Kiskodo area Local Guerrilla Squad of Kanker District.

Non-Violent
February 25

Warrangal District of Telangana

Warrangal SP AK Jha has urged the underground CPI-Maoist cadres to surrender and join the mainstream. He wanted the Maoists to come out and make use of rehabilitation package being offered by Telangana government. Jha gave away a cheque of INR 100000 to Eturunagaram Dalam command G. Papa Rao alias Ranji, who surrendered recently.

Statement
February 26

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Midiyam Badaru and Madkam Dula surrendered before Police at Dharmapenta camp in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Badaru and Dula carried rewards of INR 800, 000 and 300, 000 each on their heads respectively. Badaru joined the movement in 2001, and worked for Bal Chetna Natya Mancha, LGS and Military Platoon-9 before becoming Platoon-2 'commander' of Military Company-2, Police said. He also worked with top Maoist cadres Ramanna, Paparao, Ganesh Uike Venkatesh, Hidama and Madhu and was active in Jagargunda, Kistaram, Golapalli in Sukma and Basaguda, Gangalur, Bhairamgarh areas of Bijapur. Dula joined the movement as Gram Raksha Dal member. He became Jonaguda Dandkaranya Kisan Majdoor Sangh President in 2004-05, Jan Militia member in 2008, and Basaguda 'deputy commander' in 2013-14. Dula worked with Maoist leaders Paparao, Jagdish, Arjun, and Hidma and was active in Jagargunda area of Sukma and Basaguda area of Bijapur.

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February 26

Kerala

Kerala State Government informed the High Court that the CPI-Maoist had plans to attack government institutions and individuals through its Urban Action Team.The State Government made the submission when petitions by Jaison C. Cooper of Fort Kochi and advocate Thushar Nirmal Sarathi of Palakkad seeking bail in a case registered against them under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for their alleged links with Maoists came up for hearing. While opposing the bail petitions, Director General of Prosecution (DGP) T. Asaf Ali submitted that the government was more concerned about the safety of the public. If the petitioners were released on bail, the public would be in danger. He submitted that the petitioners were active members of the CPI-Maoist.

Statement
February 27

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Seven cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including two women, were arrested from separate places of the densely forested Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Based on specific inputs about the presence of the Maoists, a police team raided different villages in Gadiras region and rounded up. All of them were involved in an incident of firing at a police camp and looting polling materials during the recent panchayat (local body) polls in the region.

Non-Violent
February 28

Gaya District of Bihar

Four CPI-Maoist cadres have been arrested from Sherghati area in Gaya for their alleged involvement in the February 24 landmine explosion in which two personnel of the CRPF were killed. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of Gaya Police and CRPF conducted raids in half-a-dozen villages under Dumaria Police Station of the District and arrested Binod Yadav from Khardag, Mithilesh from Bijua, and Ajay Kumar and Mohammad Ibrar from Kolhubar village. During the interrogation, the arrested Maoists told the Police that ammonium nitrate was used to blow up the bus carrying the CoBRA battalion troopers to their base camp after a search operation. The explosives were stashed in two 5kg cylinders and planted under the road connecting a culvert.

Non-Violent

March 1

Aurangabad District of Bihar

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre has been arrested from a locality under Goh Police Station area in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, Police raided a hideout near Bihuri canal and arrested the Maoist, identified as Nand Das, with a pistol and some ammunition, SDPO Anwar Javed said.

Non-Violent

March 1

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist supporter and supplier of explosives, identified as Karamdayal Munda, was arrested by Lohardaga Police of Jharkhand. SP Manoj Ratan Chothe has said “Under the leadership of SDPO AS Rijwi and police force, CRPF, a search operation was conducted on Sunday. Police arrested Karamdayal Munda, the Maoist supporter and the supplier of explosives who was in Badi village of Senha block.” During interrogation, the supplier told the Police that he had kept some explosives near a Anganbadi centre. Police found 175 pieces of detonators, 25 metre cortex wire, a pressure cooker and 34 pieces of large sized canes. The SP added “Munda used to supply explosives to the Maoists for a long time especially to Madan and Nakul Yadav. During election hours he supplied them rice and eatables.”

Non-Violent

March 2

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police recovered cache of arms and ammunition from Murpa forest under Mahuatand Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip off, the District Police launched a massive search operation and recovered two SLR, three Masket Rifles, one 3.9 bore rifle, three 303 bore rifle, 400 live cartridges including 362 live cartridges of 7.6 bore, a flash light, wires, mobiles phone and Maoist literature, SP, A Vijayalaxmi said.

Non-Violent

March 2

East Champaran District of Bihar

An ‘area commander’ identified as Santosh Sah alias Manikant of the PLGA of the CPI-Maoist was arrested during a combing operation launched by the CRPF in riverine areas of river Gandak near Gobindganj in East Champaran District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

March 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Madvi Bheema (30) and Hemla Aaytu, were arrested and cache of explosives were recovered from them during a combing operation at Budgicheru Nayapara village under Basaguda Police Station limits of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Pipe bombs and gelatin packets were seized from their possession.

Non-Violent

March 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A contingent of DF and CAF arrested a hardcore Maoist from his house at Chatapalli village under Awapalli Police Station limits of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The insurgent was a SPO in the past and had run away with a SLR rifle in 2007.

Non-Violent

March 2

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was shot dead in a gun-battle with SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The rebel-- who is yet to be identified-- was killed in an exchange of fire between a joint team of security personnel and ultras in the restive Gadiras police station limits late last night," Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. "A group of armed insurgents opened indiscriminate firing on them in a hilly area of Gadgad village last night following which security personnel retaliated," he said. Later, during search of the spot in the wee hours, the body of a woman Naxal in uniform was recovered along with a 12 bore gun, a pipe bomb, cartridges and other material, the ASP said.

Violent

March 3

Arwal District of Bihar

Police conducted raid at some mobile phone shops at Karpi under the Arwal Police station in Arwal District of Bihar and arrested three shop owners for allegedly supplying SIM cards of different cell companies on fake electoral IDs to the activists of the CPI-Maoist. Those arrested have been identified as Chitranjan Kumar, Gautam Kumar and Arun Kumar, all residents of villages adjoining Karpi. Police also recovered a laptop, fake electoral IDs with tampered holograms and other incriminating documents.

Non-Violent

March 4

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoists were identified as Bhansi Local Operating Squad ‘commander’ of Maoists military wing PLGA Hunga alias Sonaru, Motu alias Guddu Telam, the organiser of Bhansi LOS, Punem Kallu, who was a member of Maoists’ military company no.2 and Ramesh Yadav. Dantewada Police in a press statement said that “Hunga was sent by senior Maoist leader Ganesh Uike to kill Badaru, a former Maoist and now a police constable in Dantewada.” Punem Kallu carried a reward of INR 8,00,000 on his head and Hunga carried a reward of INR 5,00,000.

Non-Violent

March 7

Koraput District of Odisha

Nine naxalites including two women cadre of CPI-Maoist surrendered before Police in Koraput District of Odisha. Police stated that all the surrendered Maoists belong to Narayanpatna in Koraput District and were working for the Koraput division of the Andhra-Odisha-Border Special Zonal Committee of CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

March 7

Jamui District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Janaki Yadav, carrying a reward of INR 50,000 on his head was arrested from Banadih village in Jamui District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, a Police team led by SP, Operation, DN Pandey raided the village and arrested the Maoist. Yadav, is said to be a self-styled ‘area platoon commander’ of the CPI-Maoist and was wanted in over a dozen cases.

Non-Violent

March 7

East Champaran District of Bihar

In a joint raid, East Champaran District Police and CRPF arrested CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ of north Bihar Munchun Sah from his hideout at Nakardewa village under Rajepur Police Station area. Munchun had been dodging the police for the last three years. East Champaran ASP (operations) Rajiv Kumar said the Police recovered a pistol, live cartridges, four cellphones, letters for levy and Maoist literatures from his possession. According to police sources, Munchun is an expert in bomb making and arm operation in his organization.

Non-Violent

March 7

Visakhapatnam District of  Andhra Pradesh

Five members of unarmed militia of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before ASP of Narsipatnam B. Satya Yesu Babu at Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh. The five — Korra Sitaram, Killo Mahadev, Gunta Sonnu, Gunta Raju and Masilil Loknadh of Nakkalametta village — were involved in the burning of a jeep engaged for General Elections and destroying of Electonic Voting Machines (EVMs) at Palakajeedi on May 7, 2014, killing of a surrendered Maoist Muvvala Naresh on the East Godavari-Visakhapatnam border during August 2014 and looting of his house. They had also provided logistic support to the Maoists.

Non-Violent

March 8

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in a fierce exchange of fire with the Police during an anti-Naxal operation inside Churadangar forest near Godlajharan village of Golamunda block in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The exchange of fire with the Maoists ensued when personnel of district Police and the elite SOG were carrying out anti-LWE operation, said Kalahandi SP Brijesh Kumar Ray. The Police also seized a sophisticated weapon and other materials from the spot.

Violent

March 8

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Kuldip Yadav, 'area commander' of the TPC was killed by the Maoists in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The body of Yadav was found near Dobatiya More on NH 98 under Harihurganj Police Station. Kuldip was abducted by the Maoists from Koolhaiya Village on March 7, when he had gone to his maternal uncle's village. Chhaterpur DSP Sameer Tirkey confirmed the killing of the TPC 'area commander' by the Maoists. The DSP also confirmed the recovery of hand written letter by the Maoists at the spot claiming responsibility for gunning down the 'commander', saying he was shot dead to avenge the killing of 11 Naxalite cadres namely Jaiker, Praful, Prayas, Jitender, Albert, Danish, Tapos, Niraj, Ramesh, Hansraj and Baleshwar, at Lakarbandha in Chatra District on March 27-28, 2013.

Violent
March 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two vehicles of a construction company deployed for construction of a road near Punnoor village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A road-roller and a Hyva tipper were set on fire by insurgents during the evening hours while the labourers were engaged in construction of road located on Awapalli-Basaguda road.

Violent
March 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Eight Maoists including two women insurgents surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The insurgents were identified as Shankar Poyam (30) of Bhairamgarh, Prakash Podiyami (20) of Nelsanar, Ramsu Tamo alias Katav (21) of Bhairamgarh, Munni Podiyami (30), Malti (20) from Dantewada, Vetti Aytu (42) and Mohan Vatti (27) both from Awapalli and Sukhram Hemla (29) hailing from Gangalur. SP, Bijapur, KL Dhruv informed that Shankar Poyam was member of Maoist military platoon number 16 and also President of Chetna Natya Mandali, one of the offshoots of the CPI-Maoist. "Shankar was appointed Naxal 'Militia Commander' active in Belnar in 2005. He was involved in triggering IED near village Bodli under Nelsanar Police Station in 2010 where two personnel of Naga Battalion had lost their lives. The insurgent had also killed Salwa Judum leaders," the SP said, adding, reward of INR 100,000 was declared on his head. Prakash Podyami, 'deputy commander' of Section-A of Maoist Military platoon number 1 was trained in handling automatic weapons and planting IED. The insurgent along with other Naxals had carried out ambush attack on a Police party in Bhatpal under Orcha Police Station wherein 3 Police personnel died. The State Government had declared reward of INR 300,000 on his head, he said. Ramsu Tamo who was 'Janmilitia Commander' active in Bhairamgarh was part of Naxal team which had attacked Police party in Farsegarh in 2012. Two Police personnel had martyred in the attack, he said adding Ramsu carried reward of INR 100,000 on his head. The other surrendered ultras used to support insurgents in operating Naxal activities in the region, the SP said.

Non-Violent
March 10

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint search operation by SFs from dense Lingagiri forests close to Dharmapur village under Basaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Those arrested were identified as Uika Hunga (25), Uika Soma (37) and Uika Sudaru (20). During interrogation they "admitted being involved in the Maoist movement as "sangham" members".

Non-Violent
March 10

Kannur District of Kerala

A suspect, identified as Ashraf, a native of Pandikkad in Malappuram, in the alleged CPI-Maoist attack on a KFC restaurant in Palakkad District in December, 2014 was arrested by Peravoor Police in Kannur District of Kerala.

Non-Violent
March 10

Maharashtra

A youth identified as Shahrukh Chand Khan (21), earlier questioned for alleged CPI-Maoist links, has been arrested by the Pune Police for allegedly trying to extort INR 200,000 from Ramesh Bagwe, the former minister of state for home affairs. An offence in this connection has been registered with Khadak Police Station in Pune in Maharashtra. A resident of Kasewadi slums in Bhavani Peth, Shahrukh and his friend, both associated with an organisation "Mass Movement" were questioned by the state ATS following the arrest of alleged Maoist couple Arun Bhelke and Kanchan Nanaware in September 2014. Bhelke had allegedly developed contacts with Mass Movement members while working as an underground operative of the golden corridor committee of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
March 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A newly elected sarpanch and a villager were hacked to death by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "Suchcham Hidma, sarpanch of Gollapalli, and Punem Pandu of Pollampalli were allegedly abducted by Maoists on March 7 along with six other villagers from different parts of the District. Hidma and Pandu were killed while the others were released after some warning," Sukma District Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Santosh Singh said.

Violent
March 11

Tamil Nadu

CPI-Maoist perpetrated violence has declined in the country from 1,000 killings during 2008, 2009 and 2010 to about 300-odd now, K. Vijay Kumar, Special Security Adviser, the UMHA, said in VIT University in Vellore. "This is a sign that two-third violence has come down. But that does not mean that they (Maoists) are incapable of causing hiccups and giving surprises," he said. He further said there were two to three Maoist-affected States that were being concentrated upon. "Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand contribute about 30 per cent each that is two-third in the country. The Governments are trying to tighten efforts here," he pointed out.

Statement
March 11

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres and seized a cache of arms and explosives after busting a temporary camp of Maoists close to Chipurbhatti village under Basaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
March 12

Gaya District of Bihar

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Jaglal Ganju, was found dead in a locality under Kothi Police Station area of Talaiya Bazar in Gaya District of Bihar. He was an 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, said Kothi Police Station in-Charge Qayamuddin Ansari. The dead body bore marks of injuries from bullet indicating that he was shot dead, he said, adding that a pamphlet was found from the spot bearing the name of another Naxal outfit - TPC - a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, in which it was claimed that Ganju's murder was revenge for killing of a TPC cadre Kuldeep Yadav recently, he said.

Violent
March 13

Giridih District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a site of Dhibra mica mines under Lokaynayanpur Police Station limits of Giridih District of Jharkhand and killed the manager, identified as Shyam Rout (35), and injured his aide and thrashed all the 10 labourers. "They torched two vehicles and warned them of more attacks if they do not stop the work. It appears that the Maoists had sought levy from the contractor. An investigation has been launched into the case," DSP headquarters Vijay Ashish Kujur said.

Violent
March 13

Gumla District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and four others were injured during an encounter with SFs at Sargaon village in Gumla District of Jharkhand. Unconfirmed reports, however, said four more Maoists were killed but Police did not confirm the report. ASP, operations, Pawan Kumar Singh, and SDPO Mohammad Arshi led two teams of forces to Sargaon village in Chainpur near Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border after Police got information that top Maoist leader Deokumar Singh alias Arvindji was holding a meeting with his core team in the hills. "Maoists started firing at our team when they approached the hills. Our forces launched a far stronger retaliatory fire which killed one and injured at least four of them," said CRPF IG RK Mishra. "We have seized one rifle, a hand grenade, 150 live cartridges, huge quantity of food grain and several utensils from the Maoist camp," said Lohardaga SP Manoj Ratan, who is in-charge of Gumla.

Violent
March 13

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Jaguar troopers and CRPF personnel busted two artificial bunkers of Maoists on Jhumra Hill in Gomia block of Bokaro District, Jharkhand Police seized grenades, live cartridges, can bombs and other items hidden by the Maoist in the forest. Commenting on the matter, Bokaro SP A. Vijaylaxmi said they launched a search operation following intelligence inputs about movement of a Maoist squad headed by its leader, Santosh Mahto. "We have recovered two hand grenades, 10 kilograms cane bomb, live cartridges of AK-47 and Insas rifles besides naxal literature," said Vijaylaxmi.

Non-Violent
March 13

Kandhamal District of Odisha

Security personnel had a narrow escape as a landmine planted by CPI-Maoist cadres in a forest road in Gochhapada area of Kandhamal District of Odisha was detected and defused by them. The landmine weighing about 7 kilogram was kept in an aluminium container. The landmine was detected when CRPF personnel and District Policemen were carrying out a combing operation in the Maoist-hit forest area.

Non-Violent
March 14

Rohtas District of Bihar

Police recovered 7,000 detonators, 3,000 explosives and 2,000 kg ammonium nitrate during raids conducted at CPI-Maoist hideouts in Rohtas District of Bihar. SP Shivdeep Lande said that Police had got a tip-off about the presence of around 60-65 Maoists in the forest area of Chunnhatta village under Nauhatta Police Station limits. When Police asked them to surrender after encircling them, the Maoists opened fire. Police returned fire, forcing the Maoists to retreat deep in the forest. One Maoist cadre was arrested during the operation.

Non-Violent
March 14

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Eleven CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. They were identified as Kursum Sankar (30), Kursum Aayti (28), Jaysingh Netam (28), Punem Mangu alias Mallesh (28), Madvi Nanda alias Rajesh (30), Korsa Mangu alias Budram (27), Modiam Badru (22), Modiam Ramu alias Rakesh (22), Kursum Soma (35), Avlam Soma alias Sunil (35) and Oyam Sukku (26).

Non-Violent
March 14

NS

The CRPF will desist from undertaking any "Rambo"-style operations in the Naxal-affected areas even as the Standard Operating Procedures are being rejigged, said Prakash Mishra, the DG of CRPF. "We don't need to do Rambo-style operations... We don't want that. When we ask our boys to perform a task (in Naxal- affected areas), they do it with a prompt sincerity and hence it is our responsibility to see that they are safe," he added. He further said "We believe quality operations with specific intelligence should be the aim. I have already said all large operations where a large mobilisation of forces is required will need to get clearance from the headquarters." He also said that the SOPs in this regard were being "fine- tuned and rejigged".

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March 15

Nuapada District of Odisha

Protesting alleged Police fake encounters, the CPI-Maoist cadres set on fire to construction equipment and vehicles at the Lower Indra Irrigation Project site under Boden Police limits in Nuapada District of Odisha. After setting fire to an excavator, two trucks and a tractor, the Maoists left behind a banner which mentioned that the Police were killing Maoists in fake encounters. They also called upon the people to ensure success of the bandh called by them in Nuapada, Kalahandi and Nabarangpur Districts in Odisha besides Dhamtari and Gariabandh Districts in Chhattisgarh. About 40 armed Maoists arrived at the site, took away the mobile phones of the people present before setting the equipment and vehicles on fire, said Nuapada SP Sunil Kumar Joshi.

Violent

March 16

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres brutally thrashed a Police officer, Assistant Sub-Inspector Maheshwar Dewangan, posted at Polampalli Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. ASP Harish Rathore said Dewangan was heading for the Police Station in a taxi from Dornapal to rejoin the duty after a vacation. He was in civil dress and unarmed. About a dozen armed Maoists stopped the taxi near Gorguda village, asked Dewangan to get down, and beat him with sticks before leaving him bleeding at the spot, Rathore said.

Violent

March 16

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Two female CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Phulbati (30) alias Mithila and Rukmati (28) alias Ramshila, from Chhattisgarh surrendered before IGP Yashwant Jethwa in Kalahandi District of Odisha. They had joined the Maoist party in 2006 and were members of Koilibhitar ‘area committee’ at Mainpur under Nuapada Division.

Non-Violent

March 16

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three Naxal were arrested from Saomarangbeda village under Arki Police Station limits in Khunti District of Jharkhand. SP Anish Gupta said security personnel consisting of CRPF and District Armed Police were on an anti-LWE 'Operation Kaaro' in the District when they arrested the trio. The three have been identified as Sohrai Munda, who was carrying a reward of INR 200000 on his head, Vinoo Munda and Dasai Munda, the SP said. A rifle, six cartridges and LWE literatures were seized from their possession.

Non-Violent

March 16

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist cadre, who carried INR 200,000 reward on his head, was arrested in a joint operation by the Police and CRPF in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, Police said. Arrested Maoist Ramesh Dhanoram Netam (43) was sent to judicial remand till March 26, said a release by Gadchiroli Police. He was a member of 'Tippagarh Dalam', Police said. A rifle and explosives were also seized from him.

Non-Violent

March 17

Kerala

The CPI-Maoist is offering money, liquor and ganja to tribals to do favours for them. Maoists are shedding their ideologies to woo the tribals living in the forests of Kerala, if reports are to be believed.

Non-Violent

March 18

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

A senior CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Yogendra Mishra, a ‘sub-zonal commander’, was arrested when he was going back to the forest after getting treatment of his leg in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. SP Manoj Ratan said he was arrested in the forest under Kisko Police Station of the District.

Non-Violent

March 18

Munger District of Bihar

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dhanik Lal Pandit, was arrested from Bhimbundh forest area in Munger District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided a hideout and arrested the Maoist, SP Barun Kumar Sinha said.

Non-Violent

March 18

Odisha

The CPI-Maoist outfit is planning to form a new corridor to connect Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh through the districts of Sambalpur and Deogarh, said DG of CRPF, Prakash Mishra. He further said “The CRPF is ready to foil any such attempt by the banned outfit.” Sambalpur and Deogarh districts are pivotal because of their strategic location and all efforts will be made to ensure that the Maoists cannot realise their plan of a corridor, added Mishra, who arrived in Sambalpur later in the day after reviewing anti-Maoist operations at Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary in Nuapada, which has become a hotbed of Maoists. “It will be easy to rein in the Maoists if they are denied setting up the corridor,” Mishra said, adding that there has been a reduction in the Maoist movement in Sundargarh, Deogarh and Sambalpur whereas it has increased in Boudh, Kandhamal and Angul districts. He said the CRPF personnel have succeeded in containing Maoist activity in Sunabeda sanctuary and are now concentrating on the border areas of Nuapada and Chhattisgarh, where the ultras are currently active. On CRPF deployment in the State, the CRPF DG said it would be rationalised and the personnel stationed in areas which have marked subdued Maoist activities would be moved to places where ultras are active. He said the CRPF was working in tandem with the State Police. During his visit to the Sunabeda sanctuary, Mishra attended a function organised by CRPF in Sunabeda village as a part of their Civic Action Programme.

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March 18

Odisha

DG of CRPF Prakash Mishra told the media that if required more CRPF units would be deployed in Nuapada District of Odisha to free the area from CPI-Maoist. He added that he would take steps to ensure that tourists are able to visit Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuapada District without the fear of Maoists. Mishra, who went to Sunabeda village in a chopper, admitted that tourism was hit in the area due to increase in extremist activities in the past five years. The Maoists reportedly started spreading their base in Sunabeda in 2009. Since Chhattisgarh is close to Sunabeda, it became an added advantage for the Maoists. At present, the CRPF and CoBRA personnel have been deployed at Barkot, Jamgaon, Sunabeda and Soseng villages. Sources in the forest department also said the number of visitors has gone down owing to Maoist menace. The department recorded 22,000 footfalls between 2001 and 2005. The figure dipped to 2009 between 2006 and 2009. In 2010 and 2011, only 815 tourists visited the place. No tourist has visited the area since 2012.

Statement

March 19

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip-off, the SFs recovered a powerful can-bomb from Saranda forest area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.  The SFs comprising CRPF and District Armed Police Force launched a massive search operation in a village near Karampada and spotted the can-bomb planted underneath a kucha road, said SP Michael S Raj. The SP said the explosive weighed 30 kg and was planted to target the security personnel.

Non-Violent

March 20

Khammam District of Telangana

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly put up handwritten wall posters near Devarapalli and Kudunuru villages in Charla mandal of Khammam District of Telangana, demanding hike in wages for tendu leaf (leaves of diospyros melonoxylon used for rolling bidis) collectors. The posters bearing the name of Maoist Venkatapuram area committee demanded adequate wages, insurance cover and other social security measures for tendu leaf collectors in the Agency areas. Sources said that similar posters were spotted in a few remote tribal hamlets in Venkatapuram mandal bordering Chhattisgarh on March 19.

Non-Violent

March 21

Jamui District of Bihar

A joint team consisting of the CRPF and the Police has busted a CPI-Maoist hideout in Jamui District of Bihar. The Maoists, upon hearing that Police were nearby, fled the hideout after which the joint team closed upon the area and recovered around 500 kilograms of explosives. "The Police carried out search operations for three days continuously and recovered around 500 kilograms of explosives. We have also recovered cylinder bombs, carbines that were looted from the Police and large amount of bullets and gun powder," said Superintendent of Police (SP) of Jamui, Jayant Kant.

Non-Violent

March 21

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Three members of a family, identified as Balkishore Shahdeo, Jal Kishore Shahdeo and Pramod, have been killed allegedly by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Murmu village in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The family was on a hunting trip when they were kidnapped from Sahedpat village. Their bodies were found early on March 22 morning near Marayan forest under the Jowang Police Station limits. Maoist sources claimed they were killed because they were police informers. “The Shahdeos resisted Left-Wing Extremists since they entered the area in 1991,” said Lohardaga SP Manoj Ratan Chothe. The Shahdeos were landowners and of royal lineage, which made them a target for the Maoists.

Violent

March 22

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Two Policemen - Joge Atram and Swaroop Kumar Amrutkar - were killed in an encounter between Gadchiroli Police and CPI-Maoist cadres in Hekker forest under Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Reports that one more trooper was injured in the gun battle could not be confirmed. Sources claimed that search operations were underway in the forests under Jambiagutta outpost since last five days following intelligence about Maoists camping in the area. While the Police party was returning to the base after the daylong search operation late in the afternoon, they were ambushed by Maoists in Hekker forest, around 25 km from Jambiagutta outpost. Reports suggest that a fierce gun battle took place in which two troopers were killed and one was injured. There were also reports of Maoists triggering a landmine blast during the encounter, but that could not be confirmed.

Violent  

March 22

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Two Policemen - Joge Atram and Swaroop Kumar Amrutkar - were killed in an encounter between Gadchiroli Police and CPI-Maoist cadres in Hekker forest under Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Reports that one more trooper was injured in the gun battle could not be confirmed.

Violent
March 23

Bhubaneswar

The Odisha Government said as many as 300 LWEs have returned to the mainstream in the past five years. Furnishing a written reply to a query in the State Assembly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said “During the last five years, more than 300 persons have joined the mainstream in Odisha by shunning violence.

Statement
March 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected Maoists attacked a vehicle carrying rations for CRPF personnel posted in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh near Burkapal area of the District, The Maoists took away the entire rations.

Violent
March 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a person, identified as Yalam Abaiya (45), near the Pujaripara area of Anganpalli village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
March 24

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists killed Constable Krishnalal Dhurtlahare in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
March 24

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Police arrested two Maoists in raids conducted at two different places in Gomia and Petarwar blocks in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. Police have also recovered INR 60,000 cash from the possession of one, which is most likely levy money collected by him from the people of the area. SP A Vijaylaxmi said Police first arrested Rati Ram Manjhi, a resident of Mahuataad area of Gomia, when he had gone to collect levy from businessmen in Petarwar. Later, Police jointly with CRPF arrested another Maoist identified as Tulsi Marandi from Mahuataad area in the District.

Non-Violent
March 24

Pakur District of Jharkhand

Police arrested one of the top CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as David Marandi from Amrapara Police Station area of Pakur District of Jharkhand. Marandi, a native of Junju Village, under Gopikandar Police Station of neighbouring Dumka District of Jharkhand has been involved in four cases including the killing of Sister Valsa, a Christian nun, who was involved in anti-displacement movement against Panem coal mining company and was brutally killed at Pachuara village in November 2012. Pakur SP Anup Birthary said, "David Marandi has been one of the active members of the armed squad of the CPI-Maoist active in Pakur and other parts of Santhal Pargana who used to provide strategic support to rebels."

Non-Violent
March 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF Constable was injured in a pressure bomb blast engineered by CPI-Maoist cadres near Mordunda village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.  The incident occurred when a road opening party was working under the Awapalli Police Station area, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

Violent
March 24

Jharkhand

The State cabinet recommended a steep hike in compensation to Maoists who will surrender in Jharkhand. Members of CPI-Maoist politburo, special area committee and regional bureau would now get a whopping INR 2.5 million when they surrender, INR 1.3 million more than the Rs 1.2 million that the cabinet had recommended last week. The cabinet revised compensation for CPI-Maoist regional committee members for surrender as well. Earlier, it had recommended INR 700,000 for regional committee member, now they will get INR 1.5 million. Zonal committee members would now get INR 1 million while members of sub-zonal committee will get INR 500,000, cabinet secretary N N Pandey announced on March 24.

Statement
March 25

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Seven militia members, belonging to the CPI-Maoist, Korukonda ‘area committee’, surrendered before Visakha rural Police in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. All the surrendered Maoists hail from Chintapalli mandal. The Police have identified the Maoists as Pagni Bujji Babu, Korra Kameswara Rao, Korra Ramesh, Vantala Ramana, Gemmeli Chitti Babu, Muvvala Chitti Babu and Muvvala Chanti.

Non-Violent
March 25

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Bokaro District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Rati Ram Manjhi, when he had gone to collect levy from a businessmen in Petarwar area of the District. Sources said that acting on a tip-off, a Police team headed by DSP Bermo Manoj Rai raided Petarwar area and arrested Manjhi. Police personnel found INR 60,000 cash from his possession.

Non-Violent
March 25

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Bokaro District Police arrested another Maoist, identified as Tulsi Marandi, at Mahuataad area under Gomia block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
March 25

Jharkhand

A day after the cabinet's decision to increase compensation to Maoists who surrender, Bimal Gudia alias Pandey Gudia alias Tibu Gudia, a CPI-Maoist cadre, surrendered at State Police Headquarters in Ranchi. Gudia has been a member of the South Chhotanagpur zonal committee's ‘secretary’ Anmol Da's squad and was also part of the 2014 Chiabasa jail break. Gudia said he surrendered because of exploitation among the Maoists.

Non-Violent
March 26

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Two men attacked three employees of Shivam Road and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd at Machadiha in Ghatshila in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The armed men, who came on a tractor around 1.30 am, first fired at Bapi (27), a driver posted at the camp-office. Then, the duo barged into the camp and shot at Anjani Ilu (37), the manager of the company, and attacked Mukesh Kumar (40), a supervisor, with an iron rod. While Bapi sustained the injury in his left arm, Ilu took the bullet in his chest. Mukesh sustained serious head injuries.

Violent
March 27

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two personnel of the CRPF were injured in a bomb blast during a combing operation near Fundari village in the Bairamgad block in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Sub-Inspector Debi Ray and constable Ram Hari Patil of the CRPF’s 199 battalion were injured when they came in contact with the pressure bomb planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, the Bijapur Police said.

Violent
March 27

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Debe Madkami and Muda Sodi, surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said the two Maoists, working in the District as active members of AOBSZC since 2007, were involved in more than 15 violent incidents, including anti-landmine blast in Telerai and attack on BSF camp at Madhusudan Pally MPV-21 village in the District. Debe Madkami said he and his associate had decided to surrender in protest against their top cadres, who, in gross violation of Maoist ideology, started torturing and killing innocent tribals.

Non-Violent
March 27

Bhubaneswar

Chief Minister (CM) Naveen Patnaik described the law and order situation in the state last year as peaceful even as he raised concern over LWE which he said was still a "sensitive" issue in five Districts. "The LWE situation remains sensitive in the Districts like Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Bolangir," Patnaik said during the debate relating to expenditure of Home Department. Further, the CM said 253 mobile towers would be set up in the Maoist-prone areas of Odisha this year, added Odisha Sun Times. Talking about anti-Maoist operations in the state, the CM said the Police had arrested 71 Maoist, including top cadres like Sabyasachi Panda and T Anil Kumar, in 2014. During the operation against the red rebels, Police had seized 34 state-of-the-art weapons and 143 other arms and ammunitions.

Statement
March 27

Odisha

CPI-Maoist activities are on the wane in the State, CM Naveen Patnaik informed the Odisha Assembly even as a white paper tabled in the House said the Maoists killed 20 people last year (2014). Taking part in the discussion on expenditure of Home Department, the CM said, "There has been substantial improvement in the overall containment of Maoist situation in State. The intensity of Maoist activity is on the decline." He added there was improvement in the situation in Districts such as Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundargarh and Nayagarh in 2014. He said 99 rebels surrendered in the State in 2014 while Police arrested 71. CMAS leader Nachika Linga surrendered last year (2014) while most-wanted Sabyasachi Panda was arrested. A record 143 weapons, including 34 advanced weapons, were recovered from the rebels. He further said situation still remains sensitive in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Balangir. Stating that connectivity plays an important role in restricting LWE, he said the government is planning to install 253 mobile towers in the LWE-affected Districts. The white paper said six Maoists were killed in 76 Maoist-related incidents last year (2014). However, Opposition political parties contested the government claim.

Statement

March 28

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed, while a woman cadre was injured during an encounter with the SFs near the jungles under Sadar Police Station in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The woman cadre was arrested and admitted to a hospital, SP Ajay Linda said. The bodies of the two dead Maoists were recovered from the spot, he said.

Violent
March 29

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police have decided to provide free medical treatment to CPI-Maoist cadres injured in encounters with SFs and are calling the new initiative 'Operation Nai Disha'. DGP DK Pandey said that Police and paramilitary forces involved in anti-Maoist operations have been instructed to take care of injured Maoists. A dedicated team should be there who will make medical arrangements. "They are our own people but someone has misguided them. I hope the humanitarian gesture will have an impact on them (the Maoists) and help them reform," Inspector General of Police (IG), Human Rights, MS Bhatia said. Lalmuni Kumari, the woman Maoist cadre who was injured in March 28 encounter, was shifted to Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Instead of going by road, the Police decided to use a chopper to save time, the DGP said.

Statement
March 29

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Police identified the two Maoists who were killed in an encounter in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Latehar SP Ajay Linda said one was ‘sub-zonal commander’ Sakindra Yadav alias Tufan and his aide Balkeshwar Oraon.

Violent
March 29

Jharkhand

Bus owners in Jharkhand have suspended their operations in the wake of assaults and extortions by Maoist cadres. Maoists have been regularly extorting money from bus drivers in several Districts of the State with authorities failing to take any action.

Non-Violent

March 30

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two militia members of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Pangi Ramesh and Vanthala Kameswara Rao, were arrested by G. Madugula Police of Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent

March 30

Odisha

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik informed the State Assembly that three years (2009, 2010 and 2011) witnessed a total 377 Maoist violence cases in which 109 general public and 71 security personnel were killed by the extremists. Similarly, during 2012, 2013 and 2014, the State suffered loss of lives of 66 civilians and 26 security persons.

Statement

March 30

Odisha

Five years after announcing to provide homestead land to next-of-kin of the State Police personnel killed in anti-Maoist operations, the Odisha Government finally spelt out modalities of transferring such land. In 2010, the State Government had declared that next-of-kin of the State Police personnel who die while discharging their duties in anti-Maoist operations would be allotted up to 0.04 acre of government land in an urban area or 0.10 acre of government land in a rural area free of premium for homestead purpose under the provisions of the Government Grants Act, 1895.

Statement

March 30

Chhattisgarh

A section of top guerrilla leaders of Western regional committee of the CPI-Maoist, during a marathon meeting with the scribes at an undisclosed location on Chhattisgarh border last week, claimed that exploitation of iron ore in Surjagarh hills of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra would bring irreparable adverse consequences on the adjoining villages.

Non-Violent

March 30

Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres are "trafficking" children from Districts like Latehar, Gumla and Lohardaga of Jharkhand and forcing them to join the outfit. The Police based their inference on statements given by injured Maoist cadre Lalmuni Kumari, who is being treated at RIMS, Ranchi.

Non-Violent

March 31

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and a CoBRA commando, identified as Satpal, was injured in a face-off between the SFs and the Maoists near Chintagufa village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The CoBRA team recovered a dead body and a SLR with two magazines from the encounter spot.

Violent

March 31

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, identified as Suklu Ram Tulawi, was arrested and weapons were recovered from him at Aampayali hills under Aundhi Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

March 31

Chhattisgarh

CAG raised doubts over the veracity of Chhattisgarh forestry and wildlife department's claim of executing works worth INR 21.1 million relating to harvesting of bamboo, in Maoist affected Districts of Bijapur, Narayanpur, Sukma and Dantewada. In its report, CAG questioned how the work of harvesting bamboo was undertaken between 2008-09 and 2012-13 when villagers of some of these areas had refused to enter the forests to work due to fear of Maoists. The report states that the expenditure of INR 21.1 million incurred on the RDBF, soil and water conservation was doubtful.

Statement

March 31

Telangana

Four top CPI-Maoist cadres were produced before a Court in Telangana in connection with the murder of the then Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Duddilla Sripada Rao in 2009. Jaspal Singh, Amit Bagchi, Akhilesh Jadav and Pramod Mishra, who are ‘central committee members’ of CPI-Maoist were produced before the Karimnagar Additional Judicial First Class Magistrate.

Non-Violent

March 31

Bihar

PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Bihar capital, Patna, on March 30, Police said. "A self-styled spokesperson of the PLFI telephoned newspaper and TV channel offices in Patna on Tuesday claiming the group was behind Monday's bomb blast," an official at the Police Headquarters said.

Statement

March 31

Telangana

Anti-Naxal intelligence sleuths of the Telangana State Police have confirmed that the first Telangana Maoist plenary was conducted recently, in which Vepa Narayana alias Haribhushan, has been elected as state secretary. The Police said the meeting was not conducted in Khammam, as claimed by the Maoists. It was instead held in Chhattisgarh, bordering Khammam District.

Statement

March 31

Chhattisgarh

A senior intelligence official said, “The plenum was conducted in the last week of February. It was a state committee plenum. The Maoists couldn’t conduct it in Telangana due to continuous vigil and combing operations. They had to hold it in Chhattisgarh. There is not much Maoist movement in Telangana. Only a few instances of Maoists guerrilla squads moving around has been reported from Adilabad and Khammam.” 

Statement

March 31

Telangana

According to the Police, there are around 75 to 80 Maoist cadres operating along Telangana borders. The Maoists’ Telangana committee made 10 resolutions including resolution against the TRS government policies, farmers’ suicides, support for victims of land acquisition and those affected by the Kawal tiger reserve and the Polavaram project. Maoists also decried removal of ration cards and alleged that the Adivasis were tortured.

Statement

March 31

West Bengal

In the first ever group-acquittal since the TMC came to power in 2011, as many as 10 ‘political prisoners’ were acquitted by a Ranaghat (Nadia District) District court in south Bengal. All the activists were allegedly working for the CPI-Maoist in Nadia District in south-central Bengal and had been languishing in various jails for nearly 10 years. They were charged under the Arms Act of 1959 and various sections of the IPC. However, none of the charges was established and thus all the activists were acquitted by the (Addl.) District and Sessions Judge, Rupanjana Chakravarty. Ajit Chakravarty, Pradeep Chatterjee, Lata Murmu, Gupi Das, Haidar Ali Chowdhury, Paresh Tirkey and Mongal Mondal were released.

Statement

April 1

Palamu District of Jharkhand

A JPC cadre was killed and two more cadres were injured in an encounter with rival TPC at Panki village in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Jharkhand Police spokesperson Anurag Gupta said Police have found the extremist's body and launched a search operation for the injured. JPC and TPC are splinter groups of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

April 1

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Five employees of Jayaswal's Neco Company and few locals including drivers and machine operators were abducted and later released by about 10 armed CPI-Maoist cadres from Chargaon, Metabodli iron ore mines in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. One of them was released soon after abduction while others were released in evening. Maoists had targeted to abduct important and senior officers but didn't succeed therefore released all of them. Maoists apparently opposed construction of roads and mining in the region and the supervisors and managers were out on inspection when the incident took place.

Violent  

April 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The villagers of Chintagufa from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh have claimed that the person killed in an encounter with the CRPF’s CoBRA team on March 31 was “an innocent villager” and not a “Maoist”.

Statement

April 1

Warangal District of Telangana

Senior leader of the CPI-Maoist Nimmala Saramma alias Jyoti alias Sharada who was Bastar Area divisional committee member, carrying INR 500,000 reward on her head, surrendered to the Police in the presence of SP A.K. Jha in Warangal District of Telangana. Saramma is wife of another senior leader Muppidi Sambaiah alias Jangu alias Vikas.

Non-Violent

April 1

Aurangabad District of Bihar

LWEs abducted and killed a landless farmer, identified as Mukhtiyar Bhuyan (33) of Chalidhor village, suspecting him to be a ‘police informer’, in Aurangabad District of Bihar. The body was found in a field at Wakil Ganj under Madanpur Police Station. Bhuyan was allegedly warned by Maoists earlier Aurangabad SP Babu Ram said a piece of paper with 'TPC— police informer' written on it was recovered from the body.

Violent

April 1

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze ten vehicles - eight tractors, a truck and a JCB machine - near Iragaon under Dhanora Police Station limits in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh, in a bid to disrupt road construction work. Around 12-15 armed Maoists, clad in black uniforms, stormed the place with kerosene and asked construction workers to leave the site and set ablaze the vehicles. While six tractors belong to locals, the rest of them were belonged to a construction firm.

Violent

April 1

Khammam District of Telangana

A dalam member of CPI-Maoist LOS, identified as Madivi Nandu alias Ramesh (26) was arrested by a joint team of Police and CRPF personnel in Battigudem reserve forest area in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. He was allegedly involved in three murder cases and several incidents of exchange of fire with the police besides felling trees and other offences in Bhadrachalam division as a member of the LOS since 2012.

Non-Violent

April 2

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A hardcore arrested CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Jamesh Murmu, was referred to the RIMS in Ranchi when he consumed something soon after being produced in a court in Dumka District of Jharkhand, a Central Jail official said. Murmu, who was booked under various sections of IPC including murder and was incarcerated in the Dumka Central Jail since August 2011, was taken for production in the court of District Judge Virendra Pratap Singh.

Non-Violent

April 2

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two personnel of the DF were injured as CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on a Police team following a blast in a forested patch under Antagarh Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

April 3

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' was lynched by villagers near Rongo Village under Manoharpur Police Station in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. SP Michael Raj S said the lynched Maoist, identified as Johnson Ganju, was a resident of Hazaribagh but had been operating in Saranda forest of the District for long. Ganju allegedly went to meet his lady love in Rongo village when the villagers, angry with his extortion and other misdeeds, surrounded him and beat him to death with stones and bows and arrow, he said. A country-made pistol, two live cartridges, one empty cartridge and three mobile phones were recovered from his possession.

Violent

April 3

Latehar District of Jharkhand

JSJMM, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, set ablaze two coal-loaded trucks and damaged another at a railway siding near Tori station in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The rebels opened fire at the approaching Police personnel from Chandwa Police Station, who arrived at the spot. But, the rebels retreated as the Policemen retaliated. No casualty was reported from any side. However, before leaving the spot, the rebels left behind a handbill, asking officials of Balaji Transport to heed to their demands.

Violent

April 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A team of CRPF detected and defused seven bombs, suspected to be planted by the Maoists, during demining exercise from Gangloor Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The bombs were immediately diffused.

Non-Violent

April 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

In a separate action a joint team of CRPF and District Police which had started on an Anti-Naxal operation got information about presence of Maoists in Karrepara village under Bhairamgarh Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh and arrested four Maoists. Materials used in making pressure bombs were seized from their possession.

Non-Violent

April 3

Rohtas District of Bihar

SF seized a cache of arms and ammunitions from a CPI-Maoist hide out and defused an IED planted by Maoists in Rohtas District of Bihar. The haul of arms and ammunitions comprised of three single bore guns, a country-made pistol, 12 ammunitions, 50 kg ammonium nitrate, 50 kg PEF explosives, 2,350 detonators and four empty plastic boxes. The SFs also defused an IED that the Maoists had planted on the road of Chunhatta village to prevent security men from reaching there.

Non-Violent

April 4

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, Suresh Oraon alias Suryash, from near his residence located in Ambajhariya in Angara area in the outskirts of Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The arrested militant was wanted in two cases including the murder of a Police informer.

Non-Violent

April 4

Khammam District of Telangana

CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ of Charla LOS, Shyamala Dharmaiah alias Dharmanna (38), surrendered before Bhadrachalam ASP R Bhaskaran in Kothagudem in Khammam District of Telangana. According to Police sources, Dharmanna hails from Tekuleru in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh. He joined the outlawed outfit in 2010. He worked as a member of Sabari Area Committee and Deputy Commander of the LOS before being elevated to the position of Commander of Charla LOS in January 2015.

Non-Violent

April 5

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an exchange of fire with SFs in the jungles of Sargipal in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. After the gun battle, the body of a Maoist, yet to be identified, was recovered. A 303 rifle, live ammunition, Tiffin bomb, wire, pipe bomb, medicines and daily use items were also recovered.

Violent

April 5

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists, identified as Lachin alias Ramesh Poyam (30), Budhram Vadhda alias Ratti (22) and Somaru Poyam alias Sukhlal (40) — all residents of Narayanpur, surrendered before the Police in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Ramesh and Budhram carried cash reward of INR 800,000 each on their heads, ASP, Narayanpur, O P Sharma said. Ramesh was the ‘deputy commander’ of Maoist Military Company-6 and ‘commander’ of Platoon-1 under Company-6. Budhram was active member of Section-B under Platoon-2 of Company-1. The ASP further informed that Somaru Poyam was working as President of Ikmeta Jantana Sarkar.

Non-Violent

April 5

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist claimed that a Police constable has ‘surrendered’ before it. “Michche Vadda, 37, a Police constable posted in the Farasgav Police Station in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, has surrendered before the Kutul area Janatana Sarkar of the CPI (Maoist). He worked for the Police for more than 10 years since 2005. He was being harassed by his senior officers and was pained over the continuous atrocities by security forces on the tribal people in Bastar,” said a statement issued by Rajmand Mandavi, secretary of the Mad divisional committee of the outlawed CPI-Maoist. Vadda went missing on March 13 on a visit to his village Kutul. The Police believed that he had been “abducted.” However, the Maoists claimed that he had surrendered “willingly” with his wife Manju on March 29.

Non-Violent

April 5

Jamui District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist put up posters at Saraiya village in Jamui District of Bihar, warning residents with dire consequences for working against their interests. Police said the posters stating that a 'Jan Adalat' would be held soon in which people working against the interests of the outfit and extorting funds in its name will be identified and brought to justice. The residents saw the posters and informed the Police following which the CRPF personnel seized them.

Non-Violent

April 5

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Seven militia members of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police near Paridhi panchayat in Pedabayalu mandal of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The arrested members were K. Malleshwara Rao (23), V. Satya Rao (21), P. Sanyasi Rao (20), P. Rupana (25), P. Appanna (28), P. Latchanna (35) and K. Bittu (35). According to Inspector of Pedabayalu Police Station Malleshwara Rao, all the arrested militia members belonged to Pedabayalu mandal and were involved in two cases in Pedabayalu and one in Munchingput area.

Non-Violent

April 6

Sambalpur District of Odisha

The CRPF personnel seized a tiffin bomb and 10 kg of explosives, along with a fuse wire, two tin boxes and plastic bags from a CPI-Maoist camp in Gandhamardan Hill adjoining Marjyadapali village in Sambalpur District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

April 6

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The Maoists dug several pits at various places on the roads between Burkapal and Chintalnar near Dornapal and Jagargunda in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh and blocked the road traffic for several hours until Police cleared the way filling the pits.

Non-Violent

April 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted a Police constable at gunpoint from his official vehicle while he was on his way to district headquarters at a stretch between Bijapur and Bhopalpatnam. The abducted constable has been identified as Veera Basant, a DF personnel who is posted with Awapalli Police Station in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. 

Violent

April 7

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Six Maoists, including two carrying reward money of INR 800,000 and INR 500,000, were arrested from separate places in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. One of the arrested Maoists, identified as Baman, who worked as an active member in platoon number 2 of military company 2 of the CPI-Maoist, was nabbed from Kawadgaon village under Katekalyan Police Station limits. He was carrying a reward of INR 800,000 on his head. Another cadre Aaytu alias Linga nabbed from Metapal village, was deployed as Bhairmagarh LGS of CPI-Maoist. He was carrying a reward of INR 500,000. Besides, Ghasiya alias Joga and Sodhi Sanna, who were carrying rewards of INR 100,000 each on their heads, were nabbed from Kuwakonda Police Station limits. Two janmilitia members - Bheema Kunjam and Hurra Kunjam are others among arrested.

Non-Violent

April 8

Bhubaneswar in Odisha

Senior Police officers of nine LEW-hit states gathered at Bhubaneswar in Odisha to discuss ways to tackle Maoist-related problems. The workshop, organised by the UHM, was chaired by Odisha DGP Sanjeev Marik and attended by intelligence heads Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Bihar. The MHA had directed the Maoist-affected states to replicate the strategy used by the Odisha Police to deal with the Red rebels. The focus of the meeting was on Intelligence sharing among the Naxal affected states.

Statement

April 9

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The District Police arrested five cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Pinesh, Somaram, Dashrath, Maniram and Ramprasad, from the forest of Badrangi in Antagrah block in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Police seized arms and ammunition, muzzle gun, two single barrel gun, three mobile batteries, LED connector wire, crackers, a 7-kg LED container, 500 gram lime stone, a plastic carry bag, pamphlets among other things from the arrested Maoists.

Non-Violent

April 9

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Hundreds of villagers in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh carried out a “silent march” and appealed to the Maoists to release the abducted Police constable Bira Basant.

Non-Violent

April 10

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Nicholas Pahan (30), an area commander of PLFI, a breakaway faction of CPI Maoist, was killed in an encounter with security forces at Kunjla village under Murhu Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Pahan was in-charge of PLFI activities in Murhu, Torpa and Khunti blocks from where he collected levies from contractors to fund the outfit's war against the State. Police also arrested one of the extremists who laid down arms during the gun-battle. A Police search party found four pistols and a huge cache of live cartridges at the site later.

Violent

April 10

Odisha

Alleging that the Naveen Patnaik government in Odisha is working for the interests of multinational companies like Sterlite instead of poor tribals, the CPI-Maoist has threatened to kill BJD MLA from Lanjigarh and chairman and vice-chairman of local panchayat samiti.

Non-Violent

April 10

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Two CPI Maoist cadres, identified as Paw Pahan and Jogar Munda, were arrested by SF personnel during a search operation in the Sigma village under Arki Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. One country-made pistol and nine live cartridges were recovered from their possession.

Non-Violent

April 10

Sundargarh District of Odisha

A CPI Maoist cadre, identified as Shankar Munda alias Johan Barla (27), involved in series of violent incidents in Odisha and neighbouring Jharkhand, surrendered before Police in the presence of Bonai ASP R.B. Panigrahi and CRPF Assistant commandant Rakesh Sharma in Bonai subdivision in Sundargarh District of Odisha. He was active as an armed cadre in the Saranda forest area from 2007 to 2012, and was involved in a series of incidents of Maoist violence in Tholkabad and Dhiga area of Jharkhand and bordering villages under Saranda village area of Odisha.

Non-Violent

April 10

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Maoist rebels torched an under construction police station in Mudhia Mohara village in Dongargarh are in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. According to the Police, about 30-40 armed Maoists reached the under construction site at around 11:30 pm and poured kerosene in the building and set it on fire. They also assaulted the watchman who was guarding the building and took away his cell phone. They also put up banners and pasted posters on the spot protesting against the Security Forces and policies of the State Government.

Violent

April 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Seven members of a STF, including its Commandant, were killed and 10 others injured when their platoon, on a routine search operation in the interiors of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh was ambushed by CPI-Maoist. ADGP anti-Naxalite operations, R.K. Vij said that the Maoists ambushed the STF Platoon of 100 men, led by Commandant Shankar Rao, near Pidmal village. The STF men killed have been identified as Constables Rohit Sori, Manoj Baghel and Mohan Uike; and Constables Rajkumar Markam, Kiran Deshmukh and Rajman Netam.

Violent

April 11

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

District Police arrested a 19-year-old CPI-Maoist leader, Manoratnam Soren alias Tunna Soren, after conducting a raid near Koyataad Railway Crossing of Dumri Vihar, under Gomia Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. He used to work as a messenger for top leaders of the outfit across states. Police found Maoist literature and INR 18,300 cash from his possession. The cash recovered from him was collected as levy from the people of the area. SP Bokaro, A Vijaylaxmi said that Soren was a big catch as he was involved in many Maoist incidents in Gola, Hazaribagh, Parasnath and Jamui. Soren has high contacts with the Maoists who are active in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and other regions. He is closed to top Maoist leader, Ganapathi and other leaders. Sources said that Soren is also a member of technical cell of the outfit. He was carrying a confidential letter sent by Maoist ‘commanders’ Anal Da and Kishan Da of Luggu Hill for Maoist leader Karan Da in Saranda, when the Police caught him.

Non-Violent

April 11

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh strongly condemned the Maoist attack.  “The security personnel have laid down their lives to free Bastar from violence and Maoist terror. Their sacrifice will not go in vain,” the Chief Minister said. “Maoists are frustrated due to increasing pressure of security forces in the region and fear that they will lose ground. This cowardly act is the outcome of their frustration,” he said.

Statement
April 12

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a BSF team killing a trooper in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh, striking for the third time since April 11. Maoists fired indiscriminately on BSF personnel who were patrolling in the proximity of Chhote Baithiya BSF camp under Bande Police Station area.

Violent

April 12

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The Maoists set ablaze at least 17 vehicles engaged in mining work in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Armed Maoists attacked the Barbaspur iron ore mining site under the limits of Korar Police Station and after threatening the labourers, torched 17 trucks deployed for mining work. They then fled into the forest.

Violent

April 12

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

More than 24 hours after the attack, Police retrieved the bodies of seven STF personnel killed on April 11 in a Maoist ambush in Polampalli forests in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

April 12

Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh

Speaking to a local TV channel at a Jagdalpur hospital, Ranjeet Kumar, a trooper who was wounded in the encounter, said, “We were attacked thrice even after running for over two kilometres. They [Maoists] must have been more than 400 and the ambush was spread over three kilometres.”

Statement 

April 12

Odisha

With the recent success in getting CPI-Maoist cadres to surrender (671 in 2014), various State Governments are planning to advertise their surrender schemes through BBC radio as that's the service that Maoist cadres tune in to. Central security establishment sources said Odisha had already put the plan in process and may soon advertise its surrender policy for Maoists through BBC radio.

Statement 

April 12

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered a 10 kg IED, suspected to be planted by the Maoists, from Kutrunala near Cholnar area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
April 12

Chhattisgarh

Terming the Pidmal ambush — in which the Chhattisgarh STF lost its seven personnel — among the “greatest battle” it ever fought, the Police claimed to have “killed at least 20 Maoists in retaliation”. The Police also defended the action of the platoon commander, Shankar Rao, who had left at around 2.30 am on April 11 with a team of 49 personnel from Polampalli police station in Sukma, and said he did what was needed at that moment. The forces, however, could not recover any Maoist body. The STF team also retreated leaving the bodies of its personnel behind, which could be recovered only 30 hours later.

Statement
April 12

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A combined team of District Police at Malewada Police post and Wadsa Desaiganj QRT arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Ramsai Dugga alias Kalidas, Mansaru Hidami alias Radha and Krishna Hidami alias Tulsiram, in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, during an area domination exercise which had stepped up vigilance in the backdrop of the forthcoming panchayat election. The cadres had rewards of INR 200,000 on each of their heads, and have been remanded in Police custody after being produced before court on the same day. While Kalidas and Radha were active for Tipagarh dalam of the north Gadchiroli, Gondia and Balaghat division of Maharashtra state committee, Tulsiram was part of Naxals' company 10 formation which operated in the northern side of the District along the Chhattisgarh border.

Non-Violent
April 13

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an Anti-Landmine Vehicle of the Chhattisgarh Police, killing five personnel in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. “Maoists targeted an Anti-Landmine Vehicle which was on a search operation near Khudiyapara village of Dantewada around 2.30 p.m. on Monday. The vehicle was carrying 12 jawans of the CAF and the District Police, including the driver. Dantewada SP reached the spot immediately after the encounter and rushed the injured jawans to Kirandul hospital. However, four jawans died in the hospital,” said a statement issued by the Chhattisgarh Police headquarters in Raipur. Another jawan succumbed to injuries while being taken to Jagdalpur for treatment, taking the toll to five. Seven jawans were injured, an officer posted in Bastar said.

Violent
April 13

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Dantewada District SP Kamal Lochan Kashyap said, "Guerrillas triggered a powerful blast near a culvert, targeting the mine-protected vehicle. Rebels used 100 kg of explosives. Magnitude of explosion was so intense that the 50-tonne anti-landmine vehicle was tossed in the air and fell upside down." The blast left an 18-foot deep crater on the ground and rifles, guns and explosives lay strewn around. It seemed the trap was laid afresh as connecting wire that connected explosives at a distance of 150 metres looked new. "After the blast, Maoists resorted to indiscriminate firing to inflict heavy casualties on security forces," he said. Explosions and subsequent gunshots alerted security forces at nearby Cholnar camp, who rushed to the site.

Statement
April 13

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly abducted seven tribals, including a former panchayat samiti chairperson, from two remote villages under Mathili Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to sources, six persons from Kartanpalli including Trinath Bhumia, the former panchayat samiti chairperson of Mathili block and another from adjoining Bara village were abducted by the Maoists.

Non-Violent
April 14

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres from the forest near Kalepal village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and seized a Tiffin bomb weighing 3 kilograms from their possession. The arrested have been identified as Deva Kunjam and Joga Markam, both residents of village Arve. Kunjam is DAKMS President and Markam is Sangham member.

Non-Violent
April 14

Vaishali District of Bihar

A 'hardcore' CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dinesh Chandravansi, allegedly involved in several criminal cases, was arrested with four pistols and a rifle from a place near Mahua block office in Vaishali District of Bihar. Chandravansi is wanted in several cases of Maoist violence in Vaishali and adjoining Districts.

Non-Violent
April 14

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Six militia members of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kora Sonna (18), Pangi Venkat Rao (22), Pangi Ramdas (20), Poru Kora Rogu alias Raghunath, G. Laxmaiah (35) and Vanthala Somanna (25), surrendered before Circle Inspector N. Sai at Paderu in the Agency area of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. All the members are natives of Bongujangi village of Pedabayalu mandal. According to the inspector, the militia members provided logistic support to the Naxalites in the Agency areas of Munchingput.

Non-Violent
April 14

Odisha

A day after the abduction of eight villagers by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District, the Odisha Police has adopted caution instead of mounting a search operation in a hurry. “Of the eight persons who are allegedly abducted, we have information that three were former militia members. But the rest have no links either with Police or administration for which they could be targeted. Besides, all of them are tribals and if harmed, it will only make a dent in the credibility of Maoists,” said a senior officer. State Police sources said so far, no complaint has been lodged by family members of the eight on the abduction. “We are conducting inquiry at our end but would not violate any SOP in a hurry,” the officer said.

Statement
April 14

Munger District of Bihar

Police unearthed 60 landmines connected in a series from Bhimbandh forest in Munger District of Bihar, foiling an attempt by the CPI-Maoist to attack SFs engaged in anti-naxal operations in the area. Munger SP Barun Kumar Sinha said the landmines were recovered during combing operation in the dense forest after receiving intelligence inputs. "Each of the recovered landmines weighs over 5 kg. They were freshly laid and connected together in a stretch of around 600 metres in Sitpania area of Bhimbandh forest. Security forces often take this route during their movement and operations," Sinha said.

Non-Violent
April 15

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Continuing their offensive against SFs in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, the CPI-Maoist cadres killed auxiliary constable Bira Basant in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. His body was found on Gangaloor-Bijapur road with Maoists’ pamphlets strewn around.

Violent
April 15

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Exchange of fire took place between Police and CPI-Maoist cadres in Chelwa forest area, situated at the border of Katkamsandi and Katkamdag blocks of Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. Officially, Hazaribagh Police is not saying anything yet but according to sources, they have seized a fire weapon and some pithoos from the encounter site and interrogation is going on of a suspect whom they have brought with them from the forest.

Violent
April 15

Nawada and Jamui Districts of Bihar

Sophisticated arms and ammunition were seized and four cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including Lakhan Yadav, a self-proclaimed ‘area commander’ and Sangeeta Marandi, a woman activist, were arrested during raids in Nawada and Jamui Districts of Bihar. Acting on a tip-off, the personnel of the STF conducted search operations with the help of the District Armed Police in the forests of Kauakol in Nawada and detected a training camp of the rebels. It was destroyed after a brief encounter. The police seized an INSAS rifle, a carbine, two grenades, six magazines, 140 bullets, walkie-talkie and Police uniform from the training camp, which was also being used as a hideout and arms and ammunition store.

Violent
April 15

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The Malkangiri Adivasi Sangha raised a voice of protest against the Maoists for abducting eight villagers in Kartanpalli in Malkangiri District of Odisha. After a meeting in Malkangiri, the tribal body said it would resort to retaliation against the Maoists if the eight villagers are not freed immediately and unconditionally.

Non-Violent
April 15

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Police and JPC, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, exchanged gunfire for several hours in the forests of Amjora in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. Following a tip-off regarding the presence of around 30 JPC ultras at a particular spot a Police team moved to forest. Upon arrival of the Police at the forest, the ultras opened fire on them, triggering a gun battle in which more than 150 rounds were fired between both the parties. However, no casualties were reported from the either side. The rebels retreated deep into the forest leaving behind 'uniforms', medicines and diaries containing names of local contractors who were to be targeted for extortion.

Violent
April 16

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police produced senior Maoist leader, Shiv Prasad Singh alias Rohitji alias Ritlal alias Pawanji before media after he was arrested from Patratu under Pithoria Police Station (Ranchi District). Rohitji, known to be a member of BJSAC since formation of CPI-Maoist in 2004 carries a reward of INR 2.5 million in Jharkhand whereas he is also learnt to be in the most wanted list of Bihar Police with a separate cash reward of INR 1 million in his name.

Non-Violent 
April 16

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres from Chhattisgarh, who had reportedly abducted 11 people including a former chairman of a panchayat samiti in Malkangiri District of Odisha in the night of April 14, released all of them. Though initial reports said only 7 people were abducted, later it was found 4 more people too were picked up by Maoists. Over 20 Maoists from Darbha ghati led by their leader Vinod Kashyap had abducted people from Kartanpalli, Barha and a few other villages under Mathili panchayat samiti of Malkangiri District on Orissa-Chhattisgarh border. Among those abducted included former chairman of panchayat samiti Trinath Bhumia. Neither any of family members of the abducted persons nor any other villager had lodged a complaint with the Police. The villages from where Maoists abducted the people are very near to Darbha ghati of Sukma District (Chhattisgarh). While Bhumia of Kartanpalli and Bonduku Golar of Barha village were released a little earlier, the rest 9 were let off after the Maoists held a Praja court where they thrashed three including the local sarpanch for ‘helping the Police’. The villagers were warned of the dire consequences of helping the Police.

Non-Violent 
April 16

Odisha

Odisha DGP Sanjiv Marik said all the 11 people have been released. “But it’s hard to say if these people were abducted as they are Maoist sympathisers. A few of them are former militias of the Maoists. We would interrogate the 11 to find out the truth,” said Marik.

Statement
April 16

Bihar

The Assembly polls this year is likely to witness violence if top Maoist leaders arrested during an anti-Naxalite drive on the border of Jamui and Nawada of Bihar are to be believed. Lakhan Yadav, a self-proclaimed commander of the Maoist's special area committee, reportedly told interrogators that rebel cadres were being imparted training in the forests of Bihar and Jharkhand to create disturbance during the upcoming Assembly polls. "A similar statement has been made by senior Maoist leader Pawan alias Rohul, who was arrested from Jharkhand's Patratu a couple of days ago," a Police officer said.

Statement
April 17

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A 30-year-old man was found bludgeoned to death at Machh Bhandar in Ghatshila subdivision of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand triggering suspicion that the murder might be a handiwork of CPI-Maoist. The victim is yet to be identified. The body was lying near an under-construction canal over Subarnarekha River in the Ghurabandha Police Station area. Boulders used to bludgeon him were also found near the murder spot along with some Maoist posters calling for a hike in wages of kendu leaves collectors. However, Police cannot be sure of the rebel hand as of now, as the posters can be old.

Violent
April 17

New Delhi

Concerned over the sudden increase in Naxal attacks on SFs in the last few days, NSA Ajit Doval is expected to review operations against CPI-Maoist with top security and intelligence agencies in the days ahead. Sources said both the Prime Minister’s Office and the UHM are on the same page on the issue of adopting a tough policy against the Naxals and to go on the offensive against them, specially in three key states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand. Apart from reviewing the preparedness of the SFs involved in anti-Naxal operations, the NSA will also look into the aspect of SOPs not being followed by the security personnel.

Statement
April 17

Odisha

Strategies have been drawn to rein in the CPI-Maoist in Kandhamal and its neighbouring Districts, said Odisha DGP Sanjeev Marik. Inaugurating the Town Police Station in Phulbani in Kandhamal District, Marik said Maoist groups are aiding the villagers in cultivation of ganja in rural pockets of the District with an aim to increase their hold over the area. Since the contraband is cultivated in large areas, it is not possible to destroy it manually. It has been decided to uproot the illegally cultivated ganja with the help of machines, said Marik.

Statement
April 17

Rayagada District of Odisha

Maoist posters were found near Kurli panchayat office under Bisamcuttack Police Station limits in Rayagada District of Odisha. In the posters, Maoists protested the aggressive operation of the CRPF against them and the plan to establish new CRPF camps in Niyamgiri. The posters and banners were found a day after the IG of CRPF, Piyush Anand, took stock of the steps taken to curtail Maoist menace in the District.

Non-Violent
April 18

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Dasru Pungati alias Vikram (35) and his wife Nirmala (38), allegedly involved in the gun-battle at Chhote Baithiya BSF post in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker District on April 12, were arrested from Burgi Pipili village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The two were active in Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border area for the past several years and were presently handling the Naxal activities in Bande area of Chhattisgarh, SHO of Bande Police Station Naresh Deshmukh said.

Non-Violent
April 18

Warangal District of Telangana

CPI-Maoist activist Macha Suguna alias Aruna alias Shanta surrendered in the presence of OSD Sanpreet Singh at the District Police headquarters in Warangal District of Telangana. She was the in-charge and area committee member of the Maoist party Janatana Sarkar Krishi wing, which is one of the nine departments of Janatana Sarkar being run in Dandakaranya of Chhattisgarh State.

Non-Violent
April 19

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Police arrested Rijus Ekka alias Khakha, a member of the CPI-Maoist area committee, from Bagicha Toli in Tupudana in Jagannathpur on the outskirts of Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Khakha was wanted in several Maoist-related cases. Banned Naxalite literatures, one mobile phone and two SIM cards were recovered from his possession.

Non-Violent
April 20

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

SFs and Police arrested eight cadres of the CPI-Maoist after an encounter with them at village Ram Lila Gachi in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. Acting on a tip-off of an arrested Maoist, identified as Dhiru Yadav, the SFs comprising CRPF, STF and District Police raided the village in search of scores of Maoists hiding there. The Maoists, however, tried to escape by firing on the SFs who returned the fire in which a Maoist sustained injuries. The injured Maoist was among the eight arrested. Police recovered bombs, one rifle, one pistol, two country-made rifles, many explosives, chargers and uniforms from their possession.

Violent

April 20

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman cadre, surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The rebels, identified as Irma Kabasi, Era Madkami and Radhika, were carrying a reward of INR 100,000 each on their heads. They are allegedly involved in over 29 cases related to murder, landmine blasts, attacks on Police and other offences. Kabasi was allegedly involved in the attack on a convoy of Congress leaders at Darbha Valley in Chhattisgarh in 2013, while the other two were active in Kalimela area of Malkangiri.

Non-Violent

April 20

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist took responsibility for the attack on the STF in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on April 11, which resulted in the killing of seven STF men and left 10 grievously wounded. In a press release from its South Bastar Divisional Committee, it refuted Chhattisgarh police’s claims that 20 Maoists were killed in the encounter.

Statement

April 20

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A press release from Sukhdev Konde, the secretary of the North Bastar Divisional Committee of the CPI-Maoist, termed the strike on the BSF camp on April 12 in Chhote Betiya village of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh as an “audacious attack.” “The attack was in response to the government’s plan to put up a carpet of camps across Bastar. Sixteen new camps have come up in Bastar in the last six months. But the main aim of this plan is to snatch water, land and forests from the tribals,” said Konde while admitting that Maoist leader Dasmen Salam alias Vikas was killed in the attack which also resulted in the death of a BSF head constable.

Statement

April 21

Warangal District of Telangana

A couple alleged to be members of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bhasker alias Ravi alias Sukhdev (40) and Shyamala alias Sunitha (30), surrendered before the Police in Warangal District of Telangana. Sukhdev, carrying INR 500,000 reward on the head, is a Maoist Khammam ‘district committee member’ working for its Special Guerrilla Squad, while his wife Sunitha is a ‘district committee member’. Around 14 cases were booked against Bhaskar in Eturunagaram, Pasra, Tadvai and Mangapet Police Stations. He was allegedly involved in incidents of opening fire in Ailapur and Maqnoor. Allegedly, he and his wife involved in a murder case in Rajannapet village of Eturunagaram mandal. In 2012, they also allegedly murdered home guard N Naresh at Parnashala of Bhadrachalam.

Non-Violent

April 21

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, who had surrendered soon after the April 11 gun battle between STF and Maoists at Pidmal village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, claimed that 35 Maoists were killed and 15 injured in the retaliatory gun-battle. Janmilitia Commander of CPI-Maoist Sori Rama alias Kanna Karigundam said in a statement to Police that the dead Maoists included battalion ‘deputy commander’ Situ and Konta ‘area committee secretary’ Arjun. The duo was among the three seniors who planned the attack. Sori's job was to patrol between Pidmal and Dabbakonta camps along with seven other members. "There were around 250 Maoists including 20-25 women comrades," he added. Sori said that Maoist ‘commander’ Nagesh, who was among leaders of the operation, was heard saying that 35 comrades were killed and it was a big loss. Sori added that Nagesh had also mentioned that this information shouldn't be leaked before Police, public or government. A day earlier, Maoists, through a press statement, condemned Police's claim of killing more than 20 rebels. South Bastar divisional committee of the rebels had taken responsibility of the attack. "Police officers had to run for their lives for more than 10km till Kankerlanka," the release stated.

Statement

April 21

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The Dantewada Police arrested a person, identified as Pukhraj Chandak, a resident of Geedam in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, who was allegedly carrying fabric to be used for uniforms of the CPI-Maoist cadres. Around 220 metre of Raymond fabric was seized from Chandak. Police said Chandak had been acting as a Maoist courier and had earlier supplied them medicines, ration, uniforms and other material.

Non-Violent

April 22

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four members of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered Maoists are identified as Veko Moti alias Poyam Sarita, the LGS ‘commander’, Poyam Bomda alias Anil, the LOS ‘commander’ of Maoists in Telangana and Kurham Pandu and Arjun Voyami, who worked for Maoists in Chhattisgarh, surrendered before Bastar range IG of Police S.R. Kalluri.

Non-Violent

April 22

Alappuzha District of Kerala

The NIA filed a charge sheet against five persons, including a former scientist at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, in a case relating to a secret meeting of the RDF, a front organisation of the CPI-Maoist, at Mavelikkara in Alappuzha District of Kerala in December 2012. The accused in the charge sheet, filed at the NIA special court Kochi, were identified as Rajesh Madhavan (34) of Mavelikkara; Bahuleyan (50) of Chirayinkeezh, Thiruvananthapuram; Devarajan (50) of Mayyanad, Kollam; Ajaya Kumar alias Ajayan of Muvattupuzha; and Gopal (52) of Rajilpakkom, Chennai. Gopal is a former scientist with Kalpakkam atomic research centre.

Charge Sheet

April 22

Odisha

The Odisha Government has brought huge relief to the 347 SPOs by appointing them as Constables in the OAFP. This is in recognition to their satisfactory performance over the last three years. These SPOs, mostly tribal and women, will help the special forces in combating Maoists in various areas of the State. Their appointment as Constables was approved by CM Naveen Patnaik. Out of these 347 personnel, 196 are from Rayagada, followed by Koraput (67), Deogarh (35), Jajpur (20), Ganjam (12), Keonjhar (8), Rourkela (6), Sundargarh (2) and Nuapada (1).

Recruitment

April 22

Bihar / Jharkhand

Protesting over the arrest of SAC member Shiv Prasad Singh alias Rohit ji in Jharkhand and ten others from different parts of Bihar during the last one week, CPI-Maoist have given a call for Bihar and Jharkhand bandh from April 26. 

Bandh

April 23

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Dharmu Yadav (26), ‘section commander’ of military company-6 of the CPI-Maoist, was killed in an encounter between Maoists and the Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The gun-battle took place in the forests near Matwal village under Mardapal Police Station limits when a team of District Police was carrying out a search operation. On sensing Police near the village, a group of armed rebels indiscriminately fired at them following which the SF personnel retaliated. However, the ultras soon fled to the dense forest on finding SF personnel zeroing-in on them. During a search, the body of Yadav in uniform along with a pistol and four live cartridges were recovered. Yadav, carrying reward of INR 800,000 on his head, was active in Narayanpur and Kondagaon Districts.

Violent

April 23

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Two powerful can bombs were recovered from Goelkera Police Station area of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand, fuelling suspicion that CPI-Maoist might have planted the explosives to cause damages to SF personnel during their six-day Jharkhand bandh from April 26. The bombs, weighing around 25kg each, were found buried beneath the ground at Pandwa village along a path frequently used by Police and Paramilitary Forces. Beside the can bombs, Police found six mortars, cartridges of 303 rifles and 9mm pistols, empty cartridges, medicines, accounts books, Naxalite literature and haversacks from under the earth.

Non-Violent

April 23

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Hazaribagh Police arrested Asha Kiran, women ‘wing commander’ of the CPI-Maoist from the jungle of Aulaunja village of Katkamsandi block of Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. Police also arrested a local doctor who was treating her. After the arrest, the Police admitted her to sadar hospital in Hazaribagh. Asha is accused in 20 cases in Hazaribagh, Chatra, Gaya and Bokaro District since 2006.

Non-Violent

April 23-24

Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala

Three leaders of the RDF, a pro-CPI-Maoist organisation, have been arrested under the UAPA in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala, after they were found distributing pamphlets, titled ‘Maoism is not terrorism’. While two persons, identified as RDF state secretary Mannur Ajayakumar and state committee member Karivaloor Ramakrishnan, were arrested from Iritty in Kannur, another, identified as T Sugathan, state president of RDF, was arrested by Police from the Kozhikode Press Club on April 24, where he had gone to hold a press conference to protest against the arrest of his colleagues.

Non-Violent

April 24

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A Darbha janpad panchayat member, who was abducted by CPI-Maoist on April 21, was found dead in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The body of Panduram (42) was found at Chingur Nullah in Tulsi Dongri area under Darbha Police Station limits. Panduram was abducted along with his assistant Sanat Sethiya on April 21 from his native place Koleng by a group of armed Maoist cadres. However, Sethiya was later released on April 23. Condemning the incident strongly, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said that it was a "cowardly" act by Maoists. "Panduram used to work for the development of villages and people with great dedication. He was an active and hard working representative," Singh said in his condolence message.

Violent

April 24

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A woman Maoist ‘deputy commander’, carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on her head, was arrested from the forests in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested rebel has been identified as Shanti Kovachi, ‘deputy-commander’ of LOS active in Madanwada-Kodekhurse region on Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border. Based on specific inputs that Kovachi was hiding in Amakodo-Pitameta forests under Sitagaon Police Station limits, a joint squad of District Force, STF and ITBP, was sent to the spot and arrested Kovachi. One walkie talkie, Naxal literature, a bag, medicines and other commodities of daily use were also recovered from her possession.

Non-Violent

April 24

Delhi

In an effort to enhance CRPF's capabilities in fighting CPI-Maoist in the Red zone and terrorists in J&K, UHM has ordered replacement of indigenously built but faulty INSAS rifles that the force uses with AK-47s. All INSAS guns used by the force in the red zone would be replaced by AK-47 while 50% of the INSAS gun armoury in J&K would now have AK-47. The UHM sanctioned the procurement of guns following a demand from the CRPF which has been pending with the Ministry for almost a year. The sanction, however, is partial fulfillment of CRPF demands. The force had sent a proposal to the UHM last year for 100% replacement of all its INSAS guns with AK-47 rifles in Maoist areas, 50% in Jammu and Kashmir and similar grading percentage for various other theatres. "The sanction is location specific i.e. limited to Naxal-affected Districts and Jammu and Kashmir. In rest of the country, the force will continue using INSAS. The decision has been taken according to the operational requirement of the force," a senior UHM official said.

Statement 

April 25

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist appealed to the masses in their strongholds of Central India's hinterlands to observe 'protest week' between April 26 and May 1 against the land acquisition bill. The rebels have claimed that there would be violent opposition if government compels farmers to surrender land. The CPI-Maoist has appealed for agitation issuing a press note. DKSZC of the CPI-Maoist in Central India' Gadchiroli and parts of Chhattisgarh, has urged the people to organize various forms of protests including road blockade and agitating at government offices against the land acquisition bill. The rebels, in their press release, have lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for trying to enforce an anti-peasant enactment to usurp their ancestral properties on the pretext of development. The Maoist rebels have also stated that Modi is trying to hand over country's resources to the foreign corporate companies under various schemes.

Non-Violent 

April 25

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Around 70 to 80 armed CPI-Maoist cadres stormed into Pasiya village under Chak panchayat in Manatu block in Palamu District of Jharkhand and set ablaze the equipment of a cell phone tower. The Maoists also set ablaze a tractor–cum–trolley and assaulted the driver of the tractor Dineshwar Ram.

Violent

April 25

Gariaband District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze vehicles and machines deployed in construction of road from Godalbay to Kamar Bhaudi village under Piparchedi Police Station limits in Gariaband District of Chhattisgarh. According to Police, the incident happened under Piparchedi Police Station limits when some armed ultras reached the spot and set ablaze a JCB machine, water tanker and road roller deployed in the construction work. Soon after the incident the Maoists ran away from the spot threatening not to resume construction work, Police said. No casualty or injury incident was reported and a case was registered with Piparchedi Police Station in this connection.

Violent

April 27

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres of Sabari Area Committee killed two tribals, identified as Madivi Chukka (25) and Madivi Joga (28) branding them as ‘police informers’ at Kamanathogu of Yetapaka mandal in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.

Violent

April 27

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist posters were found at various places across Narayanpatna block in Koraput District of Odisha. In the posters, the Maoists demanded end to the anti-Maoist ‘Operation Green Hunt’, exploitation of tribals by landlords and withdrawal of Police deployment from different tribal pockets.

Non-Violent

April 27

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist warned lower rung Policemen working in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh to leave their jobs or “get killed at the hands of PLGA guerrillas.” In a press statement issued by Madhavi, secretary of the West Bastar Divisional Committee of the Maoists, the CPI-Maoist took responsibility for the killing of Constable Bira Basant, who was abducted on April 7 and found dead two weeks later in Bijapur District.

Statement  

April 28

Gaya District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Manoj Bhuian, was arrested from Talaliya village under Dumaria Police Station limits in Gaya District of Bihar. Bhuian was wanted in the murder of two Policemen in the District; SP Manoj Kumar said adding, vital information has been provided by Bhuian during interrogation about Maoist activities in the region.

Non-Violent

April 29

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a passenger bus near Chingavaram village under Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. No passenger was hurt in the incident as the Maoists asked passengers to get off the bus before setting it on fire. According to Police sources, around 30 to 40 'armed' Maoists stopped the bus of RBMT Travels Company, asked all the passengers to vacate the bus and smashed the diesel tank of the vehicle.

Violent

April 29

Sundargarh District of Odisha

SFs seized weapons hidden by the CPI-Maoist cadres inside a forest in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of CRPF and DVF launched operation in Silkuta Reserve Forest near Langalkanta and seized four guns, three small bore rifles and a pistol, ASP R Panigrahi said.

Non-Violent

April 29

Khammam District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist cadres including a ‘militia commander’ were arrested by the Police in Chennapuram forest area in Charla mandal of Khammam District of Telangana. Paddam Kamaiah, Secretary, RPC, Chennapuram and Ravva Bheemaiah, ‘militia commander’ of Bakkachingalapadu of Charla mandal were arrested by a Police team during an anti-Maoist operation in Chennapuram forest area.

Non-Violent

April 29

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze six dumpers engaged in construction of a 30km village road at Churchu block in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, causing a loss of over INR 10 million. Sources said that Maoists had been demanding levy from officials of Bhardwaj Constructions for the past six months.

Violent

April 30

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

The SIB of the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Police, the ‘Q’ Branch Criminal Investigation Department of the Tamil Nadu Police arrested five CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Roopesh alias Jogi, his wife Shyna, Anoop, Eswaran and Kannan, at Karumathampatti in Coimbatore District. Roopesh headed the recently formed Western Ghats Special Zonal Committee, Police sources said. “It is a big catch.

Non-Violent

May 1

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed two civilians in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Shailesh Kainglewar and Sinu Upasha, both resident of Dechalipetha village in Aheri division of Gadchiroli, were killed by the Maoists on the suspicion of being ‘police informer’. 

Violent

May 1

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A hardcore CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Phool Singh, carrying reward of INR 500,000 on his head was killed while another was arrested following an encounter between Maoists and Police in forests under Ghanora Police Station limits in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

May 1

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Vanthala Mallesh, ‘deputy commander’ of Korukonda Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before DIG of Police (Visakha Range) A. Ravi Chandra in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Mallesh was associated with the Maoist movement since 2008 and was wanted in 41 cases, including six murders, several cases of violence like blasting the coffee pulper unit at Cherukumpakla, destroying road laying equipment, bid to attack Police parties with landmines, distribution of coffee plantations to Girijans, etc.

Non-Violent

May 1

Ganjam District of Odisha

Jailed OMP leader Sabyasachi Panda and former mediator during abductions Dandapani Mohanty ended their hunger strike in Berhampur of Ganjam District of Odisha. Both called off their hunger strike following a joint appeal by a group of civil rights activists of Odisha. OMP is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

May 1

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

An incident of firing at Teemulabanda village in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakha Agency of Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, created tension for some time. It was reported that about half-a-dozen persons travelling in a four-wheeler fired at a group of Girijans who were on their way to open bank accounts. But no one was injured.

Violent

May 2

A senior woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kamla Dhruv alias Santoshi (22), who carried a reward of INR 200,000 on her head, was arrested near Mugaltola village in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

May 2

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying a reward of INR 50,000 on his head, identified as Raju Yadav, was arrested from Kokra Mahto Dih village in Jamui District of Bihar.  Acting on a tip off, the Police raided the village and arrested the Maoist who had come to attend a wedding function at his relative's place, ASP, Operations, D.N. Pandey said.

Non-Violent

May 3

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

The cadres of CPI-Maoist blew up a bridge on Dhordhorwa river situated in Bedam panchayat of Churchu block in Hazaribagh District. A group of Maoists reached Julmi village and started searching some villagers, who according to them were ‘police informers’. When they failed to do so, they set ablaze two houses in that village. After coming out of the village, they stayed near the bridge over Dhordhorwa river.

Violent
May 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two brothers, identified as Kunja Brahmaiah and Kunja Seetaramaiah, native of Burakanakota village falling in limits of Chituru Police Station [East Godavari District] of Andhra Pradesh, were brutally hacked to death by CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District.

Violent   
May 4

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A suspected Maoist, identified as Raje Singh, was arrested during a search operation carried out by SFs at Davdi Salhebhata village near Udanpur base camp of BSF in Kanker District.

Non-Violent
May 4

Chhattisgarh

Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma’s son Chhavindra Karma and former leaders of the anti-Maoist militia formed “Vikas Sangharsh Samiti” in Dantewada District, which will carry forward the work of Salwa Judum in Bastar.

Statement
May 4

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has called for a boycott of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Chhattisgarh visit. In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Gudsa Usendi, the party has asked the locals to intensify its “militant” struggle against the BJP-led governments at the State and the Centre.

Statement
May 4

Kandhamal District of Odisha

An exchange of fire took place between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres at a remote location near a hill in Gochhapada area in Kandhamal District. According to Kandhamal SP Kunwar Vishal Singh, since May 3, a troupe of DVF had launched an anti-Maoist operation in the area following intelligence reports that some Maoist cadres from Chhattisgarh were moving around in the region to recruit new cadres and increase support base.

Violent
May 4

Khammam District of Telangana

A joint team comprising Bhadrachalam sub-division Police personnel and the CRPF arrested four alleged CPI-Maoist militia members and a dalam member in Chennapuram forest area in Charla mandal in Khammam District. The arrested include Badisa Ungaiah (23) and Madakam Ganga (25), besides three 17-year-old youths, hailing from three tribal habitations in Charla mandal in Bhadrachalam division.

Non-Violent
May 4

Maharashtra

Ram Shinde, the Minister of State, Home (rural), Maharashtra, has stated that the State Government is contemplating to moot a proposal for polymer-made light weight bulletproof jackets for Constables deployed in critical high risk responsibilities like tackling Naxals.

Statement  
May 5

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered four back-to-back explosions in Bijapur District, injuring one CRPF personnel. According to the Bijapur Police, the explosions took place when a joint team of the CRPF and District Police from the Matawada Police camp was going towards Jangala village on an area domination exercise.

Violent
May 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

An IED suspected to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres exploded due to some reason in Kalimela Police Station area of Malkangiri District. According to Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, this blast occurred on Borigeta-MV32 road. It is suspected that the IED was planted to target SFs including the BSF. Although no SF personnel were travelling on this road when the blast occurred, some civilians had a narrow escape.

Violent
May 5

Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Police arrested 11 members of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Janashakti faction in Kurnool District. Among those arrested is top Janashakti leader, Korra Rajanna. A senior Police officer said the members of Janashakti group, including Rajanna, had gathered at the residence of Mohan Reddy, seeking to rebuild the party and establish dalams, besides procuring arms and collecting funds.

Non-Violent
May 5

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kunwar Yadav alias Waseerji, 40, member of the CPI-Maoist's East Bihar North Jharkhand Simant Regional Committee, carrying INR 1.5 million cash reward on his head, was arrested from Bathuakura village under Bhelwaghati Police Station limits in Giridih District. The SFs raided the village on intelligence inputs.

Non-Violent
May 5

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

A couple, identified as Deepeshwar Mehta and Dhaneshwari Devi, allegedly involved in illegal trade and supply of explosives to CPI-Maoist, were killed in an explosion under Padma Police Station area in Hazaribagh District. The explosion was so strong that the two were blown into pieces. The incident took place when they were carrying explosives and other inflammable items into the forest for the Maoists.

Violent
May 6

Khunti District of Jharkhand

A CoBRA personnel, identified as AK Tripathy, sustained injuries in an encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Riarda forest under Arki Police Station of Khunti District.

Violent
May 6

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two top CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Rajman Korram (26) of Padeli under Mardapal Police Station limits and Govind Netam (30) of Madanaar under Bayanaar Police Station limits, wanted in several Naxal violence cases, surrendered before the Police in Kondagaon District.

Non-Violent
May 6

Kerala

The statement of CPI-Maoist leader Roopesh that he was kidnapped, not arrested, was false, said Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala. “Kerala has sought Roopesh’s custody. The Tamil Nadu police will have to bring him to Kerala for the investigation of cases in the state in which he was involved,” Chennithala told.

Statement
May 6

Karnataka

Karnataka Home Minister K J George claimed that the Naxal movement was restricted to just a few pockets in the State (Karnataka).

Statement
May 6

Chatra District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist squad allegedly killed a villager, identified as Ravindra Ganjhu, of Lakarmanda village under Kunda Police Station limits in Chatra District after dubbing him an ‘informer’ of Police and of rebel splinter group TPC.

Violent
May 7

Kerala

Kerala Minister for Home Ramesh Chennithala said that the CPI-Maoists’ attempt to implement their politico-military campaign in the State had been thwarted with the arrest of Roopesh and four others from Coimbatore.

Statement
May 7

Ranchi District

In a late night raid, Police recovered a truckload of explosives from a godown in Tupudana locality in Ranchi Block in Ranchi District. The raid was conducted by Tupudana Police station in-charge, Ranjit Sinha, who seized a huge cache of explosives from the spot. Among the items recovered were seven bags of ammonium nitrate, five carton detonators, 20 cartons of power gel, 1500 gelatin wire, several fuse wire and codex wire. City SP Jaya Roy said, "As no one has been arrested so far, police are yet to find out as to who were the explosives meant for."

Non-Violent
May 7

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A day before PM Narendra Modi's Dantewada visit, the Maoists have yet again marked their presence in protest against the PM's visit by putting up banners and pasting pamphlets appealing people to observe two-day 'Mahabandh' (great shutdown strike) in Sukma District. In the pamphlets pasted in large numbers in Jagardunga-Dornapal region, the Maoists have boycotted the PM's visit and Chhattisgarh Government's ongoing ‘Loksuraj Abhiyan’ (public meeting campaign).

Non-Violent
May 8

Palakkad District of Kerala

A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sundaran alias Unnikrishnan (49), was arrested by the Agali Police in Palakkad District. Unnikrishnan, a native of Kumaramputhur near Mannarkkad allegedly set ablaze a camp shed of the Forest Department inside the Silent Valley National Park in January along with a few others. The Police said Sundaran was taken into custody from Agali following a tip-off.

Non-Violent
May 9

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres killed one person and released 300 others held hostage by them in Sukma District. The Maoists had rounded up hundreds of residents of Morenga village in Sukma District on May 8, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on May 9 to launch several development projects in nearby Dantewada District, another hotbed of Maoist insurgency.

Violent
May 9

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Earlier in the day, addressing a rally in Dantewada District, PM Modi said “The macabre drama of death will end," referring to violence by Moaists in the mineral-rich state. A lot of people were killed by "mad men on the path of violence", he added.

Statement
May 9

Maharashtra

The Maharashtra ATS has arrested a top CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Ajith alias K. Muralidharan alias Thomas Joseph from a hospital at Talegaon Dabhade near Pune, who has been absconding for the last 25 years.

Non-Violent
May 9

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ Ashok Yadav and a hardcore cadre Bhiklal Dangi in Chatra District.

Non-Violent
May 10

Jamui District of Bihar

In a joint operation, the Central Reserve Police Force’s 215th battalion, Jamui Police and STF recovered explosives from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Jamui District.

Non-Violent
May 10

Kozhikode District of Kerala

The Kerala Police arrested A Rajeesh, a close aide of recently-held CPI-Maoist leader Roopesh, from Payyoli in Kozhikode District. Rajeesh, native of Thikkody, was instrumental in bringing arms to Roopesh and his team, the Police said, adding that his car had been used for such purposes.

Non-Violent
May 10

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has threatened a violent backlash against any attempt to re-launch the controversial Salwa Judum campaign — arming villagers to take on the Maoists.

Statement

May 11

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said “The Constitution does not allow deployment [Army] against our own people, and neither does my heart. For the sake of argument, if the Army is deployed, the issue [Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) insurgency] can be solved in four hours. But this should never happen”.

Statement

May 11

Kollam District of Kerala

Two CPI-Maoist cadres identified as Anil (44) alias Remanan and Anandan (50) were arrested from Kundara area of Kollam District. Commenting on the arrest SP, Kollam Rural, S. Sasikumar said the duo had links with Maoist leader Roopesh who was arrested by the Andhra Pradesh Police from Coimbatore.

Non-Violent

May 12

Chhattisgarh

Two ‘commanders’ of the CPI-Maoist belonging to the PLGA, who were declared “shot dead” in Sukma encounter on April 11, have issued a press statement refuting Police claims about the encounter and claimed that both of them are “safe and healthy”. “We are absolutely fine and healthy. We are working with the revolutionary public in Sukma as usual. Neither of us were injured nor dead in Pidmed encounter (in Sukma) last month,” said PLGA Battalion No.1 ‘commander’ Situ and Konta ‘area committee secretary’ Arjun in a joint press statement.

Statement

May 12

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist identified as Baman Kunjan (25), working as ‘militia commander’ of Tikanpal village, was arrested by the Police during a search operation in Dantewada District. Kunjan was allegedly involved in the attack on anti-landmine vehicle on Cholnar-Kirandul road in Dantewada on April 13, thereby leaving five Policemen killed and eight others injured, SDOP Kirandul MZ Baig informed. Naxal pamphlets were recovered from his possession.

Non-Violent

May 12

Jamui District of Bihar

A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Guddu Yadav, was arrested along with arms and explosives from Jhikti village under Khaira Police Station limits in Jamui District. Acting on a tip-off, the CRPF troopers raided the village and arrested the Maoist from his house. A country-made rifle, five live cartridges and ten detonators have been seized from the Maoist.

Non-Violent

May 12

Ernakulam District of Kerala

Addressing a meet-the-press programme in Kochi, CPI Kerala State unit secretary Kanam Rajendran said the CPI was opposed to the ways adopted by the CPI-Maoist but the issues were relevant. The arrested Maoists should be treated as political prisoners, he said.

Statement

May 13

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a coalfield office killing one person and injuring several others in Latehar District. The incident took place between 9.00 am and 10.00 am as the Maoists attacked everyone who were present at the office of CCL, a subsidiary of CIL. The Maoists also destroyed chairs, computers as well as the documents of the office.

Violent

May 13

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A tiffin bomb, planted by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist to target the SFs, was recovered on a road under the Kondagaon Police Station limits in Kondagaon District. The steel container packed with 10-kilograms of explosive was found under a pile of gravel on the road connecting Hangwa Tiraha to Totar.

Non-Violent

May 14

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Para-military troopers during a search operation conducted at Hatkarra forest village in Kanker District, arrested a tribal woman, identified as Amita Dhruv alias Amit (22), for her alleged links with CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

May 14

Maharashtra

After holding an hour-long meeting with top officers of Maharashtra State Government and the region on anti- CPI-Maoist operations in the border districts of Gondia and Gadchiroli in Vidarbha region, the UMH Rajnath Singh expressed confidence that the Naxalite problem in the country would be resolved soon. "As soon as the new government came to power at the Centre, we offered an olive branch to the Naxalites. We are still hopeful that talks would resolve the matter. Meanwhile, we are adopting the two-pronged approach of development and strict security in the affected areas," said Singh. He claimed that in the last one decade, casualty rate of civilians and Security Forces from LWE attacks had dropped by 20 to 25 percent.

Statement

May 14

Maharashtra

A final decision on future deployment of CRPF in CPI-Maoist-hit areas of Maharashtra will be taken by the Centre at end of September, 2015, said Additional Chief Secretary (Home) K P Bakshi. "We have requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh to let us continue using CRPF in Maoist-hit areas and not deploy ITBP in their place.

Statement

May 14

Jamui District of Bihar

Bihar Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Md Guddu and Md Sajjad during an anti-Maoist operation at Lakshmipur under Barhat Police Stations limits in Jamui District.

Non-Violent

May 16

Gaya District of Bihar

Acting on intelligence inputs, a CoBRA team of only five members and Bihar State Police personnel arrested 10 CPI-Maoist cadres, including four ‘key functionaries’ of the outfit in Gaya District. The arrested Maoists, include ‘secretary’ of ‘Magadh Zone’ and ‘Member’ of ‘Bihar Regional Committee’ Sanjeevan Baitha alias Shravanji, ‘Treasurer’ of ‘Magadh Zone’ Gorelal Ramani who carried a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, ‘sub-zonal’ members Umesh Yadav and Basant Yadav.

Non-Violent

May 17

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three Policemen and two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter in Bijapur District. The encounter took place early in the morning near Ponjed at Mirjur in Gangaloor Police Station area where a team of STF and District Police Force was conducting an anti-Maoist operation.

Violent

May 17

Gaya District of Bihar

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and another injured in an encounter with the Police in Gaya District. Acting on a tip off that some Maoists had gathered near Tiletand locality to collect INR 20 million from a construction company on May 16 night, four companies of CRPF’s CoBRA battalion rushed there.

Violent

May 17

Gaya District of Bihar

The Maoists engineered IED blasts between Piprahi and Harnahi villages and fired at CRPF personnel engaged in another anti-Maoist operation under Barachatti Police Station area of Gaya District.

Violent

May 17

East Champaran District of Bihar

The East Champaran Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Matar Sahani, Chandradeo Sahani and Munchun Sah, from three different places under Chhoradano and Lakhaura Police Stations limits near Indo-Nepal border. The Police also recovered two pistols and cartridges, details of levy collection and Maoists literatures from their possession. They are being quizzed by Police as they are suspected to be arms suppliers to the Maoists in Bihar. Acting on a tip-off, the Police conducted raid at Majirawa village and arrested the Maoists but the group leader Sheopujan Rai and Manjan Sah managed to escape.

Non-Violent
May 17

West Medinipur District of West Bengal

The three leaders of the Provisional Central Committee, Marxist–Leninist or CPI-M-L (PCC) who were allegedly detained “illegally” by the Paschim Medinipur District Police had been charged with sedition. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrates’ Court in Jhargram in Paschim Medinipur remanded Jiten Giri, Sunil Barik and Niranjan Bera to six days in Police custody. “Apart from sedition, Giri, Barik and Bera were also charged with criminal conspiracy,” their counsel Ashini Mondal said. He also said that in the court, the Police alleged that on May 17 the three persons were spotted roaming around “suspiciously” in Lodhasuli area in the District.

Non-Violent
May 18

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District of South Chhattisgarh. Maoists’ Bangapal platoon no.2 ‘commander’ Mantu Gonde alias Motu, ‘section commander’ Savita Sodhi, Military ‘platoon commander’ Ramsingh, Kondagav Military ‘platoon commander’ Fuldev and Kanker Sangham member Rajeshwari laid down their arms in presence of Bastar IG of Police and other senior Police and CRPF officials in Bijapur, claimed the Police. Mantu Gonde and his wife Savita Sodhi carried a reward of INR 800,000 each whereas Fuldev and Ramsingh carried a reward of INR 200,000 each.

Non-Violent
May 18

Koraput District of Odisha

Three wanted woman CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sapai Miniaka alias Tulsi, Talas Wateka alias Geeta and Laxmi Prasska, of Koraput Divisional Committee under AOBSZC surrendered before the Koraput District Police. The three woman cadres were involved in several cases of loot, murder, attack and arson in the bordering areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for past several years. They were in the wanted list of several Police Stations in the District and the State Government had announced a reward of INR 100,000 on each of them.

Non-Violent
May 18

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip off, the Bokaro District Police and CRPF personnel arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ of Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee, identified as Rohit Marandi alias Rohit Manjhi, carrying INR 500,000 reward on his head, from Kashitand forest under Gomia block in Bokaro District. Following his interrogation, a LMG and other explosives were recovered in another forest at Ulanz village under Katkamsandi block near Hazaribagh-Chatra District borders. The LMG was snatched from the CRPF in 2001 in an ambush in Churchu block of Hazaribagh District where 11 troopers were killed. Hazaribagh Police is also interrogating Rohit in Bokaro.

Non-Violent
May 19

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A woman cadre of CPI-Maoist, identified as Devatti Mandavi (25), was arrested by a joint squad of BSF and District Force during a search operation in Durgukondul region in Kanker District. Acting on a specific input, Mandavi, involved in several Maoist incidents in the region, was arrested from Enhur village under Siksod Police Station limits, Police official said.

Non-Violent
May 19

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres - two of them area committee members, and two militia members - surrendered before Visakhapatnam SP Koya Praveen. The four surrendered Maoists identified as Vanthala Chinnam Naidu (30), Pongi Somaraju (19), Pongi Chanti (20) and Pangi Rambabu (30). Chinnam Naidu, who is also known with aliases Sannam Naidu and Abraham of Cherukupalem village in G.K. Veedhi mandal and an active member of the Galikonda area committee, carries a reward of INR100,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
May 20

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A top CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Kiran alias Sannu Potam (26), carrying reward of INR 500,000 and allegedly involved in Jeeram attack on May 2013 that killed top Congress leaders, surrendered with weapon before IG of Police Bastar range and SP in Dantewada District. Potam was active in Malangir area committee surrendered with his SLR, two magazine and 47 live cartridges, following which he will be given INR 800,000 including the reward amount on him and as part of Surrender cum Rehabilitation Scheme of State government.

Non-Violent
May 20

Garhwa District of Jharkhand

Armed Maoist cadres set ablaze two Hywa trucks, one JCB, one road roller and a tractor deployed in a road construction work at Parswar village under Bhandariya Police Station limits in Garhwa District. The Maoists also badly assaulted caretaker Arjun Yadav and Surendra Gupta. According to Police, about 30 to 35 armed Maoists reached Parswar village and set ablaze the machines and dragged the caretakers out from their houses before badly assaulting them. Later, they reached at Changiya tola of the village and set ablaze road roller and a tractor there. The Maoists left the place after threatening not to start the construction work, which is being conducted by PRA constructions.

Violent
May 21

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a youth, identified as Ravindra Shankar Sunkri (24), at Kolsegudam village in Aheri tehsil in Gadchiroli District, whom they had abducted a few days ago. The Maoists abducted Ravindra, son of the Police patil of the village, on the suspicion that he was a ‘Police informer’ on May 16. Police said that Ravindra had been indeed working as a SPO between 2013 and September 2014. Around 15 armed Maoists had taken him away from his house.

Violent
May 21

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Six vehicles, engaged in the doubling of railway tracks at Tudaparas Camp, six km from Dantewada District headquarters in Chhattisgarh, were set ablaze by CPI-Maoist cadres. The Maoists first drove away labourers engaged in doubling tracks and then set ablaze a JCB machine, a poclain machine, a dozer and three other vehicles after breaking their tanks.

Violent 
May 21

Gumla District of Jharkhand

A huge cache of ammunition was recovered from Palkot area in Gumla District following an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres. Acting on a tip-off that Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ Dipakji was camping in the dense forests of Palkot, special teams, comprising State Police personnel and CRPF personnel, were formed to corner the squad from all sides. As the SFs neared the forests, the Maoists opened fire. The SFs also retaliated, forcing the Maoists to flee, leaving behind a huge quantity of ammunition.

Non-Violent
May 22

Chhattisgarh

Maoists threatened to “eliminate” slain Mahendra Karma’s two sons — Chhavindra and Deepak — for initiating the move to revive anti-Maoist vigilante force Salwa Judum, founded by their late father in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. In a press release issued by West Bastar division of CPI-Maoist, the Maoists said, “We will kill Chhavindra Karma and Deepak Karma in ‘jan yudhh’ (people’s war) if they revived Salwa Judum in Bastar”. Maoist leaflets threatening to kill the junior Karmas were circulated in remote Bastar region, including in areas close to the home of Karma family in the village of Farsapal in south Bastar District of Dantewada, a senior Police officer posted in Bastar told.

Statement
May 22

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

A CPI-Maoist North Gadchiroli Divisional Committee member, identified as Guha Uike alias Dilip (38), wanted in around 200 criminal cases, was arrested from the jungle of the Songudda area in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh, after a brief exchange of fire with the insurgents who opened fire at a Police team. Dilip carried a reward of around INR 3.5 million including INR 1.6 million announced by the Maharashtra Police, INR 800,000 announced by the Chhattisgarh Police, and INR 300,000 announced by the Madhya Pradesh Police, MP ADG of Police (anti-Maoist operations) C B Muniraju said.

Non-Violent
May 22

Odisha

Odisha DGP Sanjiv Marik visited Malkangiri and Koraput Districts to review the CPI-Maoist situation. The DGP felt there was need of deployment of two more battalions of BSF in this region to increase area dominance of SFs. Before reaching Koraput, DGP Marik visited Malkangiri District. According to the DGP, construction of Gurupriya bridge, which had been till date stalled by Maoists, would be a major catalyst of improved communication and development of 151 villages in this cut off area. The construction work of the INR 173 crore project is now on since September, 2014 by Kolkata based Royal Infra Construction with active Police protection. The project is expected to be completed in two years.

Statement
May 24

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres shot at and seriously injured a couple with suspected links with Salwa Judum, near Konta village in Sukma District. The injured couple were taken to the Government area hospital in Bhadrachalam in Khammam District of Telangana late in the night. According to sources, the injured were identified as Podium Chukkalu and his wife Podium Payaki of Konta block in Sukma District. The condition of Chukkalu, who sustained two bullet injuries including one in abdomen, was stated to be critical. Sources said that the Maoists fired at the couple in Konta by branding them ‘Police informers’.

Violent
May 24

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed two relatives of Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma near Faraspal village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, on the eve of his second death anniversary on May 25. “They have killed two of my relatives. Sukku Oyami of Kesapur village and Chitranjan Barse from Gondapal village were hacked to death on Sunday night,” Mahendra Karma’s son Chhavindra Karma told reporters at his home in Faraspal.

Violent
May 24-25

Gaya District of Bihar

32 trucks were set ablaze, reportedly by CPI-Maoist cadres, on the busy Grand Trunk Road in Gaya District. The incident occurred during a two-day bandh call by the Maoists in the region. The bandh came into effect in the intervening night of May 24-25. The bandh call has been given by the CPI-Maoist to protest against the killing of Sarita aka Urmila Ganjoo, a member of the erstwhile Bihar-Jharkhand ‘special area committee’, which was replaced by the East Bihar Eastern Jharkhand Special Area, in an encounter with Police on May 17.

Violent
May 25

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The Bastar IGP declared his support for anti-Maoist front Vikas Sangharsh Samiti, which has been formed by Chhavindra Karma, son of slain Congress leader Mahendra Karma. Speaking at Karma’s second death anniversary in his native village of Faraspal in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, S R P Kalluri, Bastar IGP, said that he supported the front and lashed out at those who have compared it with Salwa Judum.

Statement
May 25

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres torched three vehicles on National Highway-100 between Tatia Jharia and Bishnugarh in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. About 60 Maoists surrounded a bus after midnight, asked the passengers to get down and set it ablaze using kerosene, SP Akhilesh Kumar Jha said. Later, they intercepted a truck loaded with optical fibres of a mobile company and torched it, the SP added. Around 3 am, the Maoists burnt a coal-laden truck on the same route. The CPI-Maoist has given call for Jharkhand-Bihar bandh to protest the recent encounter with Police in Gaya District in Bihar.

Violent
May 25

Purulia and West Midnapore District of West Bengal

Life was partially affected in parts of Purulia District and Jhargram sub-division of West Midnapore District of West Bengal in response to a 12 hour Jangalmahal bandh call given by CPI-Maoist and a radical ultra left group. The shutdown strike call was given demanding unconditional release of PCPA convener Chhatradhar Mahto and five others who were jailed on the charge of anti-State activities.

Violent
May 25

Gaya District of Bihar

Life in major parts of the Sherghati Sub-Division of Gaya District, Bihar, particularly Dumaria, Imamganj, Banke Bazar and Raushanganj Police Station areas, came to a standstill as CPI-Maoist cadres got markets, road transport, banking services and Government offices closed and a curfew like situation prevailed in the Maoist infested areas. Ambulance and milk vans were ‘exempted’ from the bandh purview. The Maoists also issued hand written threats to Gaya SSP Manu Maharaj.

Violent
May 25

Gaya District of Bihar

Bandh called by the Maoists was almost total in the Naxal infested Dumaria, Imamganj, Banke Bazar and Raushanganj Police Station areas of Gaya District, Bihar. It was partial in the Barachatti, Dobhi, Amas and Gurua Police Station areas. Other parts of the District remained more or less unaffected by the bandh.

Violent
May 27

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Four security personnel were injured when a group of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a Police camp in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "A large group of armed Naxals hurled crude bombs at Basing Police camp under Kurusnar Police Station limits shortly after the midnight following which a gun­battle broke out between security forces and rebels," a senior Police official said. The intermittent firing lasted for about two hours following which the Maoists disappeared into dense forests, he added. "Two jawans each of Special Task Force and Chhattisgarh Armed Force sustained injuries in the crude bomb explosion," he further said.

Violent
May 27

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist and a Police Special Party exchanged fire near Cheedipalli near Gorrellametta under Boodaralla panchayat in Koyyuru mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Two groups of Maoists, numbering about 15 members, fired around four rounds on the Police party and the Police retaliated by firing one round and the Maoists escaped according to preliminary reports, SP Koya Praveen said.

Violent
May 27

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres hurled petrol bombs at an under-construction road bridge and set ablaze two vehicles belonging to a construction company in Bartalla village under Kathikund Police Station limits of Dumka District, Jharkhand. Around 40 Maoists laced with firearms arrived at the spot and hurled two petrol bombs before torching an earthmover and a dumper this evening, officer-in-charge of Kathikund Police Station N.S. Dadel said.

Violent
May 27

Sheohar District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres have burnt down two buses at Belhiya in Sheohar District, Bihar. Confirming the incident an official said "After the incident, the Security Forces have intensified combing operations against them."

Violent
May 27

NS

Ruling out the possibility of deploying Army in anti-Naxal operations, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, said if demanded, armed forces would extend “logistical support” and “provide training” to Police in tackling the menace.

Statement
May 28

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The Police and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire for the second consecutive day in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Five Maoists were sighted, three of them carrying SLRs, near Teegalametta under Boodaralla panchayat in Koyyuru mandal and they could be part of one of the three groups of Maoists that escaped after engaging Police for a while from around 800 meters at Cheedipalli on May 27 morning, SP Koya Praveen said.

Violent
May 28

Jamui District of Bihar

Bihar Police destroyed a bunker of the CPI-Maoist on a hill top near Chatro village under Khaira Police Station limits in Jamui District of Bihar. Confirming the report, Jamui SP Jayant Kant said a team of security personnel comprising CRPF battalion and the District Police seized 100 kg of amonium nitrate powder, huge quantities of food grains including about half-a-dozen packets of flour bags, mustard oil jars, packets of Amul Spray milk, soap, sanitary napkins, garments, bangles, besides emergency medicines, torches, SIMs of different mobile service providers, and a very powerful telescope. However, the Maoists managed to escape.

Non-Violent
May 29

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Day before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Chhattisgarh, one trooper of CAF was killed and two others were injured in an IED blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The CAF personnel were deployed on duty for protection of workers at a construction site near Dharampenta village at Kistaram. Condition of both injured troopers is said to be critical. Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to arrive in Chhattisgarh on May 30 and would visit Sukma in Bastar on May 31.

Violent
May 29

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs have recovered two powerful tiffin bombs from Sukma District's Dornapal region. "The explosives, planted by Naxals, were recovered by a joint team of security personnel near Misma village on Sukma-Dornapal route under Dornapal Police Station limits yesterday," Sukma sub-divisional officer of Police, Prafulla Kispotta, said.

Non-Violent
May 30

Raipur

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a press conference in Raipur said that a strong strategy would be devised to deal with the Naxalism. He said "The Centre is serious over the issue. We will put in maximum efforts to ensure internal security. Strong strategy will be devised on Naxalism."

Statement
May 30

Khammam District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a tribal youth, identified as Kurusam Balakrishna (30), dubbing him as a ‘Police informer’ in Unjupalli forest area of Charla mandal in Bhadrachalam division in Khammam District of Telangana.  Suspected Maoists allegedly whisked away Balakrishna, of Lakshmipuram village in Venkatapuram mandal, into the forest area a few days ago and grilled him over his alleged role as ‘Police informer’ before killing him, sources said. The rebels reportedly dumped his body alongside a kutcha road leading to Pusuguppa village and left behind a poster in the name of CPI-Maoist district committee at the spot in the early hours of Sunday (May 31). The rebels, through the poster, alleged that Balakrishna acted as a “Police informer”.

Violent
May 30

East Champaran District of Bihar

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Prem Mahto and Mukesh Singh, from Mahamada and Dhanauji villages under Patahi Police Station limits in East Champaran District of Bihar in connection with the attack on the base camp of a road bridge construction company at village Balua on May 29, 2015.

Non-Violent
May 30

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip-off, the Jharkhand Police arrested a CPI-Maoist sympathiser, identified as Punu Singh, near Dolengsera village in Gumla District of Jharkhand. Singh used to pass information about the whereabouts of the Police and their operations to the Maoists.

Non-Violent
May 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a bus carrying supplies for SFs after asking passengers to get down near Dugaiguda village under Awapalli Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The private bus was on its way to Basaguda from Jagdalpur, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela informed. However, no harm to any passengers has been reported in the incident.

Violent
May 30

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Saroj Gope, the nephew-cum-manager of contractor Inder Gope engaged in construction of Aango-Bedam-Murki Road of Churchu block, who was abducted by a group of Maoists led by Karu Yadav has returned to his native place in Aurangabad District of Bihar. The LWEs released him with some message for the contractor.

Non-Violent
May 30

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists, including a woman, were arrested from separate places in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 31

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Speaking at a public meeting in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh UHM Rajnath Singh, urged CPI-Maoist cadres to drop their weapons and come back to the mainstream. He said “The Maoist challenge is a big challenge. They want to stop development. But we have taken a vow that we will establish peace in the region.” He added “I am glad that I am the first Home Minister to visit Sukma. I will also visit in the future.” On May 31, the last day of his two-day Chhattisgarh visit, Rajnath visited Sukma and inaugurated the first fortified Police Station of the State in Dornapal. It is among 75 such stations being constructed in the State from the central funds. He also flew to the Chintagufa Police camp, located near Tadmetla, where Maoists had killed 76 personnel in 2010.

Statement
May 31

Sheohar District of Bihar

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a brick kiln unit at Purnahiya in Sheohar District of Bihar and fired at an accounts clerk.

Violent
June 1

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Four Maoists were arrested while they were allegedly making plans to extort levy from under-construction infrastructure projects in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. Muzaffarpur SSP Ranjit Kumar Mishra said raids were conducted during the early hours on the basis of information provided by hardcore Maoist Dasai Ram, who was arrested in Motihari in East Champaran District on May 31.

Non-Violent
June 1

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ishwar Dayal Mahto, was arrested in Bundu forests of Ranchi District in Jharkhand even as another Maoist managed to escape. Police recovered a 9mm loaded pistol from him. He belonged to the Kundan Pahan squad of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
June 1

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

The Bokaro Police recovered and defused a 20 kg can bomb on Sarubera–Palamu main road in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 1

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Virendra Darro (32), was arrested during a search operation carried out by SFs in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Police had declared cash reward of INR 2000 on his arrest.

Non-Violent
June 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire between a joint team of SF personnel and Maoists in the restive Mirtoor Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. One wireless set, two hand grenades, one 315 bore rifle and other materials were also seized from the spot.

Violent
June 2

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested three Maoists from Kirandul town in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 2

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Government is soon going to raise a tribal battalion to take on the Maoists in Bastar region. The UHM Rajnath Singh has agreed “in principle” to a proposal to this effect given by Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh when the former was on a two-day visit to the State last week, a senior Police officer said. Modalities for forming the battalion will soon be worked out jointly by the Centre and the State Government.

Statement
June 2

Koraput District of Odisha

BSF personnel engaged in anti- CPI-Maoist operations escaped unhurt after a landmine exploded off a forested road near Balipeta under Narayanpatna Police Station limits in Koraput District, Odisha. "Few minutes after a vehicle carrying our forces passed the crime spot, the explosive went-off. There is no report of any injury or casualty," said IGP, South-Western Range, YK Jethwa.

Violent
June 3

Rayagada District of Odisha

The Maoists through an audio tape released charged both the Centre and State Government of favouring Vedanta and Utkal Aluminium International Limited in Rayagada District of Odisha by using security personnel against tribals. "Both the governments are working as agents of these two companies. The state government is trying to handover Niyamgiri hill to Vedanta for bauxite mining and torturing tribals of the area," stated the voice in the audio tape. The voice identified as that of Sukdev, ‘secretary’ of Kashipur-Niyamgiri division of CPI-Maoist, urged the government to provide basic facilities to people living in Niyamgiri hill and withdraw security Forces.

Statement
June 3

Gaya District of Bihar 

Acting on a tip off, a CPI-Maoist ‘sub zonal commander’, identified as Bihad Yadav, was arrested from the Civil Lines Police Station area of Gaya District in Bihar. 

Non-Violent
June 3

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has expressed its solidarity with the indigenous people of Australia in their struggle against Indian industrial house Adani Group which has signed a deal with Australian Government to develop a coal mines in Queens Land with an investment of more than INR 19 trillion. In a statement e-mailed to media in Raipur the CPI-Maoist Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee spokesman Gudsa Usendi said the people have already knocked the doors of court and Maoists were very much enthusiastic and inspired with the Australian indigenous peoples' struggle. The mail further said "Since Modi took oath as prime minister he has been working overtime to make his nearest and dearest capitalist friends get lands, mines, contracts, leases and opportunities to invest in India and abroad." The statement alleged adding that Coal mine and Adani Group in Queens Land of Australia should be seen in this context only.

Statement
June 4

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police have claimed to have intensified the process of setting-up 'fortified police stations' in Bastar region in order to strengthen security apparatus in the Maoist-hit area. The UMH Rajnath Singh had visited Sukma District on May 31, 2015 to inaugurate the first fortified police station of the State erected at Dornapal. "Apart from Dornapal, constructions of FPS have been completed in Konta of Sukma District and at Bhairamgarh in Bijapur District," an unnamed senior Police official said.

Statement
June 5

Chhattisgarh

Two troopers, one from the CRPF and the other from the DF, were grievously injured when CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed SFs at two different places in Bastar region. The first explosion took place when the Maoists triggered a landmine targetting a search party of the DF personnel at Belkagunda under Kistaram Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists also fired at the SFs. The Maoists ambushed a search party comprising the CRPF and the DF at Murdanda of Bijapur District inuring a trooper of the Central Paramilitary Force.

Violent
June 5

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A jewellery trader, identified as Manoj Soni, was seriously injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres attacked him at Palnar village under Kuwakonda Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred on the first day of the 'Jan Pituri Saptah' (5-11 June) observed by the Maoists in memory of their lost cadres.

Violent
June 5

Koraput District of Odisha

A village guard, identified as Jaga Khilo, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Petru village under Pottangi Police Station limits in Koraput District of Odisha. The Maoists left a handwritten letter near the body of the deceased in which they alleged he was a ‘Police informer’. Koraput SP, C.S. Meena said as a village guard Jaga surely had contacts with the Police. “But this unarmed village guard living in a remote village was nothing but a soft target for the Maoists, who owing to frustration of their declining base in Koraput District resorted to this heinous murder as part of their terror tactics,” the SP added. It was suspected that this murder was the handiwork of Maoist cadres of Srikakulam-Koraput division of AOBSC of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
June 6

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

At least two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. A Maoist camp was also neutralised during the encounter and three 12-bore rifles, around 15 backpacks and other material were recovered from the spot, said IG of Police, Bastar Range, S.R. Kalluri. “An encounter took place between a team of the District Reserve Guard of the Kondagaon District Police and the Maoists near Timdi village of Kondagaon this evening...”, added S.R. Kalluri.

Violent
June 6

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A STF personnel of Chhattisgarh Police was injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in a forest near Palamdagu under Dornapal Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 6

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A senior Maoist cadre, identified as Fulsingh Korram (32), carrying a reward of INR 800,000 on his head and a woman Maoist cadre, Ramoli Netam (25), surrendered before Kondagaon Police in Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 6

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Around 50 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the base camp of Gammon India, a road construction company, at Kamtaul village under Kurhani Police Station limits on Muzaffarpur-Hajipur 4-lane road in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar in the intervening night of June 5-6 and torched five vehicles engaged in road construction work.

Violent
June 7

Jalandhar District of Punjab

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Deen Bandhu (28), was arrested from Jalandhar city in a joint operation by Punjab and Jharkhand Police. Deen Bandhu had been hiding in Jalandhar under the alias of Suraj Munda since December, 2014.

Non-Violent
June 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Sodi Chandra Singh, on suspicion of being a ‘Police informer’ in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Singh’s body was found near Polamapalli.

Violent
June 8

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Fuleshwari Pudo alias Mayawati (27), carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on her head, was arrested by a joint team of SFs from Iragaon village under Bhanupratappur region in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. She was a cadre of Pallemari Local Operation Squad.

Non-Violent
June 9

Palamau District of Jharkhand

Twelve CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the Palamau District Police and a team of CoBRA personnel in Palamau District of Jharkhand. "The encounter took place in Bakoria village, about 140 kilometre from Ranchi. All the bodies have been recovered," said District SP Mayur Patel. The cadres belonged to the ‘dasta’ (firing squad) of Maoist 'zonal commander' RK alias doctor, ADGP SN Pradhan said.

Violent
June 9

Aurangabad District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs near Chhuchhiya Maunwar village under Dhibra Police Station area in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Police said acting on a tip off a team of local Police and CRPF personnel conducted raid at a hide-out where the Maoists had taken shelter. "One Maoist died in an encounter while others managed to escape from the spot," a Police official said adding that the body of the slain Maoist could not be recovered as Maoists escaped from the spot taking the body with them.

Violent
June 10

Gumla District of Jharkhand

A villager, identified as Christopher Giddh (35), was killed during an encounter between the SFs and the CPI-Maoist cadres at Katkahi forest under Chainpur block in Gumla District of Jharkhand. Arun Kumar Singh, DIG, Ranchi Range said "The civilian was not on the side of the Maoists during the encounter. It seems that a stray bullet from the Maoists side hit him." The SFs also arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’ identified as Ashok Kumar alias Prasad Lakra and two of his associates from the encounter site.

Violent
June 11

Vaishali District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sagar Sahni, was arrested from Davaichh village under Tisiauta Police Station limits in Vaishali District of Bihar. 

Non-Violent
June 11

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres attacked and ransacked a camp site of a construction firm involved in widening of a public road at Ganjeipadar village under Pottangi block of Koraput District in Odisha. The owner of the construction firm Pradip Padhi claimed that the Maoists torched an excavator, a tractor and a concrete mixture machine at the worksite camp. The Maoists also damaged 15 other machines used for construction work.

Violent
June 11

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist has claimed in a letter, sent to a vernacular daily in Ranchi that the June 9, 2015 Palamu District encounter in which 11 'active Maoist cadres' and a ‘zonal commander’ were killed is fake. In the letter, the CPI-Maoist Spokesperson Gopal Ji claimed that the cadres killed belonged to the JJMP which is a CPI-Maoist splinter group.

Statement
June 12

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including two women, were killed in an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the SFs near Jinipa under Tarlaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Apart from the bodies, Police recovered five weapons from the spot and the dead Maoists were yet to be identified, a senior Police officer said.

Violent  
June 12

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

One Maoist was killed and three others were arrested after an encounter between the Sukma District Reserve Guard and Maoists near Tumma Vaagu village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Apka Pandu (27), a member of Maoist battalion, Madvi Bheema (28), a member of Bhejji Maoist militia and Madvi Somlu of Kistaram Maoist militia were arrested during the encounter.

Violent
June 12

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was injured in an IED blast during a routine patrol in the Chintalnar-Burkapalli axis in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The incident occurred near Gadgadmeta village when a ROP of paramilitary forces was carrying out its operation on Jagargunda-Dornapal road”, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said.

Violent
June 12

Gumla District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered 100 kilograms of explosives in Gumla District. The place of recovery was near the residence of CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ Prasad Lakra alias Ashok, who was arrested from a Gumla village on June 11.

Non-Violent
June 12

Bolangir District of Odisha

A country liquor manufacturing unit was raided by a group of 20 armed CPI-Maoist cadres at Telenpali village under Khaparakhol block in Bolangir District of Odisha. Although no casualty was reported in the Maoist attack, the Maoists set ablaze the liquor-making unit and fled with cash. Country liquor worth over INR three million were stated to be damaged in attack.

Violent  
June 12

Wardha District of Maharashtra

A senior CPI-Maoist cadre of Chhattisgarh, who had INR 500,000 reward on him, was arrested from Kasturba Hospital in Wardha District of Maharashtra where the Maoist had been operated for hernia a day earlier. Rasul alias Anil Shauri (30), ‘deputy commander’ of local organization squad (LOS) of Bayanar and a local area committee member of East Bastar division in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh had more than 50 offences against him. Two of his accomplices, Raju and Mahesh, natives of Nalgonda village in Bhamragarh tehsil (revenue unit) of Gadchiroli District, were also arrested.

Non-Violent  
June 15

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Santram Soni, a Police SI, was injured in an exchange of fire between the SFs and cadres of the CPI-Maoist in forests under Bakarkatta Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 15

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Acting on tip off, the Police conducted a raid on a CPI-Maoist hideout and arrested three 'hardcore' Maoists, identified as Diwakar Pakar Munda, Umakant Pakar Munda and Mohammad Afsal Aalam, in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Police also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, which was reportedly looted by the Maoists in 2008.

Non-Violent
June 15

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested after a gun battle with the Police at Khadka village forests under Kanker Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A rifle and a country-made gun were seized from her.

Non-Violent
June 16

Palamau and Latehar Districts of Jharkhand

An encounter between the SFs and cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the bordering area of Palamau and Latehar Districts led to recovery of large quantity of detonators and live cartridges.

Violent
June 16

Dumka District of Jharkhand

Police detained the driver of a SUV and recovered detonators from several sacks in the car near Jermundi Police Station in Dumka District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 16

Kalahandi District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a Christian pastor, Ramesh Majhi (42), of Puijhari village under the M Rampur Police Station limits in Kalahandi District of Odisha suspecting him to be a Police informer. Locals found Majhi's body in the Telen Reserve Forest near the village.

Violent
June 16

Bolangir District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres have set ablaze a kendu leaf godown under Lathore Police Station limits in Bolangir District of Odisha. Police said this is the sixth godown to be set on fire by the Maoists in the area in 2015.

Violent
June 17

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Twenty-one IEDs were recovered from Mahuatoli forest in Chainpur in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 17

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Koderma Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Kedar Yadav and Santosh Yadav, from Satgawan in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 17

Jamui District of Bihar

SFs arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres from a village in Jamui District of Bihar. Pamphlets and documents related to levy collection and Naxalite activities were seized from their possession.

Non-Violent
June 18

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a search operation carried out in Amabeda area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Both the Maoists were members of a Maoist Janmilitia and used to provide logistic support to guerrillas. 

Non-Violent
June 18

Rohtas District of Bihar

SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Laxmi Singh Kharwar, with weapons following an encounter with the Maoists near a village in Rohtas District of Bihar. 

Non-Violent
June 19

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police in collaboration with Central Paramilitary Forces are carrying out small surgical operations against CPI-Maoist cadres in Bastar region in a prelude to a major exercise. The operation is based on specific intelligence inputs and Police are planning to continue the same during monsoon too. "As of now we are carrying out small (anti-Maoist) operations in different districts while gearing up for major operations (which are) in the offing," Bastar Range Inspector IG SRP Kalluri said.

Statement
June 19

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

A letter stating that bombs would explode in 10 places in Coimbatore during the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, 2015 has been received by Ramanathapuram Police Station in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The threat letter was purportedly written by one Rajesh, who claimed to be a CPI-Maoist sympathiser.

Statement
June 19

Bihar

The Bihar State Government has asked the Central Government for a helicopter and two battalions of paramilitary troopers for operations against the CPI-Maoist ahead of the upcoming assembly polls in the State, an official said.

Statement
June 20

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CAF personnel - Mangdu Takka – was killed in a CPI-Maoist attack in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The CAF personnel had gone to a local weekly market when the Maoist cadres opened fire on him. Takka died on the spot and four other villagers sustained minor bullet injuries, said the Police.

Violent
June 20

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with Visakhapatnam District Police in Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border around dawn. There were 15 Maoists at the encounter site, said Visakhapatnam District SP Koya Praveen. Later, the Police found a body of a 25-year-old Maoist along with four hand grenades, two .303 rifles and 10 kit bags.

Violent
June 20

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

20 Maoist militia members including seven ‘deputy commanders’ surrendered before Visakhapatnam Range DIG A. Ravichandra.

Non-Violent
June 20

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kartami Mukesh alias Mukka and Kawasi Deva, during a search operation carried out in a village under Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoist duo were members of Maoist Janmilitia team active in Gadiras region and were involved in incidents like damaging roads and helping Naxals.

Non-Violent
June 20

Odisha

With Maoists on active mode, the Odisha State Police is contemplating to redeploy Forces in certain areas of western and northern regions from where SF personnel had been withdrawn in the past. “We will redeploy forces at those places from where they were withdrawn months back. As the situation has changed, we have decided to take proactive measures,” DGP Sanjeev Marik told media persons. Marik claimed that strength of the State police has increased manifold, and State forces’ dependence on Central forces to tackle CPI-Maoist menace has declined. “State forces like District Voluntary Force (DVF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) are fighting against Maoists along with Central forces. The strength of SOG has now increased to 3,000 from 1,500,” DGP said. He, however, said that Maoists activities have declined in K Balang, Koira, Bonai and Lathikata areas which were earlier considered their stranglehold.

Statement
June 20

Odisha

The DGP added though Maoist activities have come down drastically, forces would be redeployed along the borders of Sambalpur, Sundargarh and Deogarh Districts to tackle the small Maoist groups. “Jharkhand-based splinter Maoist outfit People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) and another Jharkhand-based criminal outfit Pahadi Cheetah have been neutralised on Sundargarh side of the border in Odisha,” he said. He further said Odisha Police are gaining self-sufficiency in containing the Maoist menace due to increase in manpower to 65,000 from 40,000 in the last 12 years.

Statement
June 21

Jehanabad District of Bihar

Acting on intelligence inputs, Bihar Police arrested a top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Rajak alias Tyagiji alias Shivji alias Baba, carrying INR 500,000 reward on his head and his accomplice - Surendra Manjhi - from Pariyawan village under Ghoshi Police Station limits in Jehanabad District of Bihar. Jehanabad SP Aditya Kumar said some Maoist literature has been seized from them. Rajak was the CPI-Maoist in-charge of Magadh Zone. 

Non-Violent
June 21

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Suspected Maoist, identified as Arvind Gope, was arrested from Narkela in Gumla District of Jharkhand for demanding an extortion amount of INR 150,000 from a teacher.

Non-Violent
June 22

Nawada District of Bihar

An encounter took place between SF personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres in Nawadih forests under Rupau Police Station limits in Nawada District of Bihar after the Maoists held three villagers captive. The encounter took place and continued for almost four hours during which several rounds were fired from both sides. However, later the Maoists released all the captive villagers. No casualty was reported.

Violent
June 22

Jehanabad District of Bihar

Police arrested a Maoist, identified as Chandeshwar Razak alias Shivji Dhobi alias Baba, with another associate, Surendra Manjhi, from Atiawan village under Ghosi Police Station limits in Jehanabad District of Bihar. Razak carries a reward of INR One million on his head in Jharkhand and of INR 500,000 in Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 22

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Around 25 CPI-Maoist cadres under Mithileshji's dalam allegedly blew up the bridge over Konar river in Churchu block, 50 kilometres from District headquarters of Hazaribagh District, Jharkhand, ahead of their bandh call on June 23. The Maoists issued a bandh diktat for Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh to protest against the recent Palamau encounter.

Violent
June 23

Vaishali District of Bihar

While observing two day bandh across Bihar, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, the Maoists burnt down eight tractors at Agrail village in Vaishali District of Bihar and set ablaze a mobile tower at Gausganj village near Paliganj in Patna in separate incidents.

Violent
June 23

Latehar District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a stretch of the railway track between Chhipadohar and Barwadih stations derailing three bogies and the engine of Palamu Express in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 23

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

About a dozen of posters, purportedly pasted by Maoists, were found in the heart of Chaibasa, headquarters of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The Police have removed all the posters pasted in and around the Kolhan University and nearby Tata College under Muffasil Police Station.

Non-Violent
June 23

Jharkhand

A day-long bandh called by the Maoists crippled normal life in Jharkhand, as vehicles remained off the roads and shops closed.

Violent
June 23

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Four suspected CPI-Maoist "sympathisers", identified as Sunaram Teta (30), Dharam Singh Korche (36), Atmaram Korram (30) and Baliram Korche (30), were arrested under Korar Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh for their alleged involvement in torching of vehicles at a mining site in Korar region.

Non-Violent
June 23

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist has set ablaze machinery used for construction of roads at Moyyalagummi village in Lingeti panchayat under Pedabayalu mandal of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. They left a press note in Odiya at the incident site alleging that Police had been indulging in fake encounters and illegally arresting innocent villagers.

Violent
June 24

Begusarai District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Nand Lal Paswan, was arrested by Bihar State Police from Jokia village under Bhagwanpur Police Station limits in Begusarai District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 24

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

In a major haul of CPI-Maoist weaponry, three improvised rocket launchers and two detonators have been seized from a dense forest under Madanwada Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 25

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A large number of CPI-Maoist banners were found at Boitili and other areas of G Madugula and Pedabayalu mandals of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent
June 25

NS

The CPI-Maoist has asked people to observe protest week from July 1 to 7 to voice their disapproval of fake encounters, atrocities, arrests, harassments as well as fake surrenders conducted by the Police.

Statement
June 25

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested a Maoist, identified as Jugnu alias Jagmohan, during a search operation carried out in a village under the limits of Badgaon Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. 

Non-Violent
June 25

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Seemant Soren (22), who was allegedly involved in several violent incidents including the killing of Pakur District SP Amarjeet Balihar in 2013, was arrested from Chatupara locality of Dumka District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 25

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Adama Kawasi (21) and Rama Madkami (20), carrying reward money of INR 100,000 each on their head, surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Both were active members of Malkangiri Koraput Border Division (MKBD). “Kawasi was the personal bodyguard of Uday, secretary of MKBD of Maoists,” said Inspector General of Police (IGP), south west range of Odisha, Yashwant Jethwa.

Non-Violent
June 26

NS

A recent document published by the DKSZC of CPI-Maoist revealed at least two major cases of sexual misconduct against two senior cadres, leading to one being demoted and the other being shot dead after inquiry and public court hearing. Rammurti, a ‘commander’ of company-2 under DKZSC was found guilty of “indiscipline and anarchist and indecent behaviour with women in the area, as well as women cadres”. The document, however, does not mention the place of Rammurti’s execution. “Rammurti had joined the Naxal movement as a member of company-1 in Bastar in 2002. He exhibited indiscipline and anarchist behaviour and hence was transferred to company-2. Despite repeated advice and attempts to reform him, he did not budge. When it was decided to send him home, he threatened to go to the police and divulge details about the movement to them. So after due inquiry and consent from senior leaders, it was decided to give him death penalty. Finally, a public hearing was also organised and the decision was reaffirmed,” the document read.

Statement
June 26

Wayanad District of Kerala

Sending out a strong message to Kerala State Government on the existence of CPI-Maoist activism post Roopesh-Shyna arrest in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu, an armed group of five Maoists have reportedly visited households at Kurichiya colony near Melathalapuzha in Wayanad District of Kerala.

Statement
June 27

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres killed their own colleague, identified as Bhagat, a Naxal area committee member in a ‘Jan Adalat’ at Gunderas village under Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh who was preparing to lay down arms before Police. Bhagat was planning to desert the organization, along with his wife, Sukma, SP, D. Shravan, informed. The wife of killed Maoist cadre is still under Naxals’ captivity, the Police officer informed.

Violent
June 28

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists, including a couple were arrested from separate locations in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, Police informed.

Non-Violent
June 29

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre identified, as Murra Vedga alias Murra Usendi, who was involved in looting of arms from guards at the residence of BJP leader and former MLA Manturam Pawar was arrested during a search operation carried out in Durgkondal region of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Usendi was the ‘president’ of the Jantana Sarkar of the CPI-Maoist in Chhindpadar region.

Non-Violent
July 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a tribal civilian, identified as Raman Tamarabi (40), in the cut off area of Balimela reservoir near Chintamchilika village in Malkangiri District of Odisha. It is alleged that a group of armed Maoists had abducted Tamarabi from Chintamchilika village on June 1, suspecting him to be a ‘Police informer’. His body was found in the forest near the village. The throat of the victim had been slit open. Some locals claimed that the body also had bullet marks.

Violent
July 1

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two youths, identified as Laxman Koda (22), Makhru Koda (24), in Jamunia forest under Piri Bazar Police Station limits of Lakhisarai District of Bihar. The Maoists picked up the youths from Jamunia village last night and shot them dead in a nearby forest, SP Ashok Kumar said. The Maoists killed the two for being ‘police informers’, the SP added. The bullet-riddled bodies of the youths have been recovered.

Violent
July 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A tribal man, identified as Lalit Dora (50), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Dhuliput village in Paparmatla area under Chitrakonda Police Station area in Malkangiri District of Odisha suspecting him to be a Police informer. Maoists stormed in to his house in the night, dragged Dora out and thrashed him to death as the rebels are observing 'protest week' demanding halt to anti-Maoists operations by SFs.

Violent
July 2

Deogarh District of Odisha

An exchange of fire took place between SF personnel and the Maoists in the forests of Mara and Atul under the Barkote Police Station limits in Deogarh District of Odisha. Deogarh SP Sarah Sharma said the exchange of fire took place at around 11 am while joint Forces, consisting of personnel from Deogarh Police, CRPF and DVF, were conducting combing operations in Mara, Atula and Khunta forests in the District.

Violent
July 2

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon SP of Chhattisgarh, P. Sundarraj informed that during the past two months, Police have achieved notable success through different anti-Maoist operations carried out in the District. In the month of May this year, Police had busted a CPI-Maoist camp in the jungles of Nagur and seized arms and ammunition in huge quantity.

Statement
July 3

Karimnagar District of  Telangana

The Husnabad Police of Karimnagar District in Telangana arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘deputy commander’, identified as Musaki Adma, (22), and seized 37 gelatine sticks from his possession. The arrest of the Maoist leader attains importance in view of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s bus travel in Husnabad region on July 4 to participate in the Haritha Haaram programme.

Non-Violent
July 3

Palamu District of Jharkhand

A former CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bijay Singh, was arrested by the Nawajaipur Police in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Confirming this, the DSP H L Ravi said the arrest was made when this ex-Maoist was flaunting his illicit weapon to frighten the second party in a disputed land.

Non-Violent
July 3

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

One CPI-Maoist cadre has reportedly been killed by their own Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. “Charred body of the cadre, identified as Badru alias Masa, who was a Section Commander of military platoon number-24 of Maoist outfit was recovered from Permpara village forests under Gadiras Police Station limits,” ASP, Anti-Maoist operations, Sukma, Santosh Singh said. 

Three Maoist cadres were reportedly killed by their colleagues in Sukma during the past one week, the ASP said adding, their bodies are yet to be recovered. “Our sources informed that a senior-level cadre from Maoist military wing Hemla Bhagat and his wife Kosi, chief of Dandakaranya Kisan Majdoor Sangathan, figured among the rebels reportedly killed by their colleagues early this week,” Singh said. Badru was murdered after being labeled as ‘Police informer’, he said.

Violent
July 4

Patna District of Bihar

A suspected veteran CPI-Maoist, who is accused in several cases of violence and absconding since 1992, was arrested from a place in Paliganj area of Patna District of Bihar. Patna SSP Vikas Vaibhav said the arrested Maoist has been identified as Indresh Ram. "Indresh has been an important Maoist involved in at least nine cases of murder, attempt to murder, extortion and violation of Arms Act in Paliganj and Masaurhi Police Station areas. He was absconding for a long time," the SSP said.

Non-Violent
July 4

Kerala

Kerala Government said it was committed to ending CPI-Maoist threat but made it clear that the activities of the LWEs could not be suppressed through force. Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala in a Facebook post said “The Government has no illusion that it can suppress Maoist threat by using force” but made it clear that the Government was committed to ending the challenges posed by the banned outfit. The government also did not want to crush any peaceful protest and violate the Human Rights of any person, he added.

Statement
July 6

Andhra-Odisha Border Region

People from as many as 30 villages have reportedly attended a meeting conducted by the CPI-Maoist on the Andhra-Odisha border region, the first day of the two-day bandh call. The meeting was conducted by the Malkangiri-Visakha-Koraput division committee of the CPI-Maoist and the committee’s ‘secretary’ Venu had renewed the party’s warning to the five families that the party accused of involving in the killing of two Maoists near Korukonda in Visakha Agency during October last. The party would not spare the five families but the rest of Girijans living on the Andhra-Odisha border need not fear the Maoists and could stay in their villages.

Non-Violent
July 8

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a range office of the forest department at Decchli village in Aheri tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, using LPG cylinders meant for distribution among tribals under a government scheme. All official documents were gutted in the explosion and the roof of the office blown off. The Maoists left a written warning that no villager should work for any forest department programme such as plantation, protection monitoring etc. “Around 50-60 Naxals came at midnight, took two of the cylinders in our stock to the range office and ignited a blast. All documents were gutted in the fire,” said a senior forest official.

Violent
July 8

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A huge cache of detonators and gelatin sticks were seized and four persons arrested in this connection in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The dump found at the Maredumilli bus stand comprised 128 gelatin sticks, 118 electric detonators and 28 electric wires, Ramachopdavaram ASP S Fakirappa said.

Non-Violent
July 8

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by SFs in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The arrested trio - Umesh Yadav, Srinath Singh alias Santosh and Ashish Kumar Singh - were arrested during a joint operation by the Jharkhand STF and a team of Latehar District Police.

Non-Violent
July 8

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. "The cadres turned themselves in before senior Police officials at Jagdalpur District Headquarters," IGP, Bastar Range, S.R.P. Kalluri said. Of the surrendered Maoists, Mahesh Tati alias Hurra, the ‘deputy commander’ of the Malangir LOS was reportedly held hostage by his colleagues after branding him as ‘cheater’ not loyal to the banned movement, he added. "As per his statement, Tati had managed to flee from the captivity of Naxals before he surrendered," the officer said. He was an expert in imparting training to Maoist recruits in guerrilla warfare and was carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
July 8

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A transit camp of Maoists was neutralised by SFs following a gun battle with insurgents in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh, Police said. The SF personnel recovered a cache of materials used in making explosives.

Non-Violent
July 8

Balangir District of Odisha

A hardcore woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Nirmala, was arrested by Balangir District Police from Titilagarh Railway Station in Balangir District of Odisha. The Police had also arrested another Maoist, Goutam Bag, along with her. But Bag allegedly committed suicide.

Non-Violent
July 9

Patna District of Bihar

The Police recovered more than 12 can bombs from a private lodge in Kankarbagh area in Patna District of Bihar. SSP Vikash Vaibhav said that on a tip off, Police searched the lodge and recovered the bombs hidden there. The CPI-Maoist cadres are suspected to be behind it, he said.

Non-Violent
July 9

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

A Maoist cadre, identified as Mithlesh Ram, was arrested with firearms from Hathori village in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
July 9

Jamui District of Bihar

Suspected Maoists kidnapped a student from a reputed residential school in Jamui District of Bihar.

Violent
July 10

Giridih District of Jharkhand

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up three government buildings in Chainpur in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Violent
July 10

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

A Maoist cadre, identified as Mithlesh Ram, was arrested with firearms from Hathori village in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
July 10

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Police arrested a Maoist area commander named Baleshwar Yadav at Jolha Bigha village under Pratappur Police Station near the Jharkhand-Bihar border in Chatra District of Jharkhand. Chatra SP Surendra Jha said "Yadav has been a Maoist ideologue for some years. He had told his leaders that he was medically unfit and couldn't carry guns." Yadav is reportedly attached to the cultural and political wing of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
July 11

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Nine wanted CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Police in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. “The Maoist movement received a big jolt today when nine Maoists, including the ‘section commander’ of PLGA company No. 4, Irapa alias Pradip Kujur, laid down their arms and decided to come to mainstream. All of them were inspired by the surrender of senior Maoist leader Gopi and Vijay earlier this year,” said a press statement issued by the office of SP, Gadchiroli. Apart from Irapa, his wife Sindhu, Kasansur Dalam member Rupesh, Kasansur area committee member Durgesh, Dalam member Kanhu, Platoon B member Raju, Korchi Dalam member Roja, platoon 14 member Akash and dalam member Subash also surrendered.

Non-Violent
July 11

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

SFs arrested a senior cadre of the CPI-Maoist military wing PLGA, Sunil alias Chayan Singh Hidami, in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Non-Violent
July 12

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Ayatu, secretary of the Malangir area committee of the CPI-Maoist, has been ‘detained’ by his own party men and has been kept in captivity in the Katekalyan forest in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada District reliable sources have told. Ayatu has been accused of facilitating the surrender of Maoist leader Kiran alias Sannu Potam on May 24 before the Dantewada Police. Sources told that Ayatu reportedly uttered some “unpleasant words” against the highhandedness of Darbha DVC member and Malangir area committee in charge Nirmala.

Non-Violent
July 12

Sukma District in Chhattisgarh

A STF trooper was injured in a gun-battle with CPI-Maoist cadres in the forests under Kukanar Police Station limits in Sukma District in Chhattisgarh. The gun-battle took place while a joint team of security personnel was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation.

Violent
July 12

Chatra District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered a seven kilogram pipe bomb planted under the Ghori Ghat Main road in Chatra District of Jharkhand. On a tip off, CRPF and the District Police personnel launched a search and recovered the explosive. It was apparently planted by CPI-Maoist to target security forces, from the arterial road passing through Jolhatetaria village, SP Surendra Kumar Jha said.

Non-Violent
July 12

Vaishali District in Bihar

With the arrest of four persons, including three CPI-Maoist cadres, Hajipur Police of Vaishali District in Bihar claimed to have cracked the case of ‘levy’ demand made from owner of Avon cycle factory at Hajipur. The North Bihar ‘zonal committee’ of the CPI-Maoist had demanded INR 1.5 million as ‘levy’ from the owner of a under construction Avon cycle factory on June 26. The Police seized revolutionary literature, laptop containing details of Maoists network, posters, firearms and cell phones from the possession of arrested persons.

Non-Violent
July 12

Sheohar District of Bihar

Acting on a tip off, Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Gulam Mustafa, from a village under Tariyani Police Station limits in Sheohar District of Bihar. He was arrested while he was extorting from a panchayat head.

Non-Violent
July 12

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has owned up to killing two of its senior cadres in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Four senior Maoists – Badru, Hemla Bhagat, Kosi and Hinge - active in Bastar were killed by their own party men in the last few days. One Maoist leader has been “detained” and another Maoist leader managed to escape from the captivity of his own comrades and surrendered to the Police.

“Our party held a people’s court which awarded death penalty to Badru [a DVC member of the Darbha area] and Hemla Bhagat [another Darbha DVC member and chief of Maoists’ military intelligence wing in the area]. Both of them have been killed for indulging in anti-people, anti-party activities. They were in contact with the police and were planning to kill some senior leaders of the party. They were also conspiring to surrender with weapons before the enemy [the police],” said Surinder, secretary of the Darbha Division of the CPI-Maoist, in a press statement. However, the statement did not mention anything about two other leaders — Hinge and Kosi — who have been killed by the rebels in the last week of June. “Our party never executed any of its cadres who wanted to go home. We only punish those who indulge in treachery and damage our party and the movement. We appeal to the people to continue this struggle,” said the Maoist leader.

Statement

July 13

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two personnel of the CRPF were injured in an IED blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

July 13

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four Assistant Constables, recruited by Chhattisgarh Police as Auxiliary Personnel, were abducted by suspected Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The four have been identified as Jaydev Yadav, Mangal Sodhi, Raju Tela and Rama Majji.

Violent

July 13

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A member of Maoist LOS, identified as Saybo Halami (25), was arrested during a search operation carried out by a joint team of CRPF, STF and District Police, under Mardum Police Station limits in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 13

Kozhikode District of Kerala

Kerala Police arrested a person, identified as Ibrahim alias Babu (62) from Kozhikode District of Kerala who has been acting as a courier among top CPI-Maoist leaders in the State.

Non-Violent

July 13

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Eleven CPI-Maoist cadres, including two members of the Pedabayalu Dalam surrendered before Visakha Rural SP of Andhra Pradesh Koya Praveen. Among those who surrendered, Pangi Chinna Rao (20) and Gemmeli Malleswara Rao (28) allegedly worked as ‘members’ of the Pedabayalu Dalam for a year after serving as ‘militia members’ for almost five years. The other surrendered militia members are Gemmeli Subba Rao (60), Taalabu Chinnayya Padal (27), Taalabu Rambabu (20), Gemmeli Chinnayya (20), Gemmeli Sanyasi (25), Sirima Srinu (28), Butari Appa Rao (45), Sirima Raja Rao (29) and Korra Paul (20).

Non-Violent

July 13

Koraput District  of Odisha

SFs intensified combing operation in CPI-Maoist-affected Narayanpatna, Bandhugaon and Laxmipur areas of Koraput District, Odisha after five tiffin bombs, three bundles of live wire, Maoist uniforms, literature and medicines were found by BSF troopers in Kunjeru forest under Bandhugaon Police limits.

Non-Violent

July 14

Balangir District of Odisha

Two Maoist banners purportedly put up by the Balangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund Divisional Committee of the CPI-Maoist were found in Tilenpali village under Khaprakhol block of Odisha’s Balangir District.

Non-Violent

July 14

Gaya District of Bihar

The Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, who are wanted in several cases, in Gaya District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

July 15

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four auxiliary Constables belonging to Chhattisgarh Police were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The SPO-turned-Auxiliary Constables, identified as Jaydev Yadav, Mangal Sori, Raju Tela and Rama Majji, were abducted in the afternoon of July 13, by the rebels. Three of them were posted in Kutru Police Station, another was in Bedre. Their bodies were found near Kutru.

Violent

July 15

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Moti Ram (25) and Dinesh (23), who were members of Maoist LOS active in Kiskod area in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh surrendered before the Police in the District.

Non-Violent

July 15

Chhattisgarh

Maoists warned saying, Policemen would be killed if they harassed villagers or participated in Salwa Judum or ‘Operation Green Hunt’. ADG. Anti-Naxal Operations, R.K. Vij said Police and SFs would intensify operations against Maoists. Locals have declared a 'bandh' at Kutru, Bedre, Farsegarh, Gudma and Saknapalli against the killings.

Statement

July 15

New Delhi

CM Raman Singh who is in New Delhi to attend a meeting of Niti Aayog to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, condemned the killing of four Policemen in Bijapur District, and said it is an “act of cowardice” and shows the frustration of Naxals.

Statement

July 15

Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh

Thirty tribals from eight villages in Visakha Agency of Andhra Pradesh where the State Government is proposing to take up bauxite mining have been warned by the CPI-Maoist’s ‘east division committee’ to come out of the bauxite rehabilitation committees and support the local people’s struggle against bauxite mining.

Statement

July 15

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Senior CPI-Maoist leaders put sharpshooters on the job to gun down a former journalist in Gumla District of Jharkhand to avenge his apparent role in putting a Maoist ‘zonal commander’ behind bars in June, 2015, the Jharkhand Police said after the arrest of three youths. Interrogations of the youths, Md Nasir, Md Azad and Md Azim, revealed that Maoists believed Satish Tiwary, the journalist turned-farmer, was the prime mover behind the arrest of Prasad Lakra, a ‘zonal commander’.

Non-Violent

July 15

Warangal District of  Telangana

SPF Police arrested a youth, suspected to be a CPI-Maoist cadre, from the MGM hospital in Warangal city in Telangana. The Police seized a firearm from his possession. 

Non-Violent

July 16

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Three Maoist sympathisers were arrested with explosives in Derang valley under Ghatsila Sub-division of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip off, the District Police and the CPRF jointly launched a search operation and arrested two persons transporting six pieces of detonators, one kg each of promotional explosives and aluminium IED component near Derang under Dalbhumgarh Police Station, SSP, Anoop T Mathew said.

Non-Violent

July 16

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists released an Auxiliary Constable of Chhattisgarh Police, who was abducted from Sukma District of the State on July 10. Madvi Soma, a SPO turned Auxiliary Constable posted in Polampalli Police Station of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, was abducted by the Maoists when he was travelling to Dornapal town in a local transport vehicle for some personal work.

Violent

July 16

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Around 30 to 40 uniformed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze an office of the forest department in Malewada village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. No one was injured in the incident, however, the furniture and important documents of the forest department were damaged in the fire.

Violent

July 17

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with Police in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. “The body of the woman has been recovered after an encounter between Police teams and the Maoists in Pirampal forest of Narayanpur,” said S.R.P. Kalluri, the IGP, Bastar range. “The deceased has been identified as Janki, a resident of Edangpal village under Benur Police Station. She was a member of the Bayanar Local Guerrilla Squad of the Maoists and also worked as the doctor in the group.

Violent

July 17

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of security personnel had a close save as Maoists detonated a powerful IED on the Awapalli-Mordunda road in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. No one was injured in the explosion. The Maoists exploded the landmine, planted beneath the soil near Tekri village under Bijapur Police Station limits when a team of CRPF was patrolling in the region to ensure security to an under construction road, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

Violent

July 17

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres released all the abducted villagers of Mahupadar under the Mathili Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to reports, the Maoists released all 11 abducted villagers after hearing their pleas in a ‘kangaroo court’ deep inside the Dandipadar forest in the District. While most of the abducted villagers were found innocent, a few were issued warning for committing mistakes, sources said.

Violent

July 17

Vaishali District of Bihar

Three CPI-Maoist cadres and a sympathiser were arrested from Thathan in Vaishali District of Bihar. The four were arrested while they were canvassing for a ‘martyrs fair’ scheduled to be organised there on July 28 in remembrance of their cadres killed in encounter with Police, SP Rakesh Kumar said. The SP added Maoist literature has been recovered from them.

Non-Violent

July 18

Jamui District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sanjay alias Nepali, was arrested by a joint team of CRPF and Bihar Police in Jamui District of Bihar.  ASP DN Pandey said that Sanjay was arrested from Dakshini Pahari Lenin village under Chandradeep Police Station limits.

Non-Violent

July 18

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A wanted Maoist, who was involved in the killing of SP Amarjit Balihar near Kathikund in Pakur District on July 2, 2013, was arrested during a raid in his native village under Ramgarh Police Station in Dumka District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

July 19

Jharkhand

Four suspected Maoist cadres, including two women cadres, were arrested from different parts of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

July 19

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A suspected Maoist cadre, identified as Buddhan Murmu (40), a resident of Betibandh village under Tesapuli panchayat in Pirtand block in Giridih District of Jharkhand was arrested in connection with a blast in a government building at Chainpur on July 10, 2015, said Giridih SP Kuldeep Dwivedi.

Non-Violent

July 19

Gaya District of Bihar

Acting on a tip off, a Police team raided Shastri Nagar locality under Rampur Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar and arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’, identified as Vikas alias Guruji. He was carrying a reward of INR 25,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

July 19

Munger District of Bihar

A Maoist, identified as Vijay Manjhi, was arrested from Amjhar locality under East Colony Police Station area in Munger District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

July 19

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

In an audio tape circulated to a few media houses by the East Division of the CPI-Maoist, Kailasam, a leader from the division has claimed that the SP, Visakhapatnam District, Koya Praveen is helping the companies who intent to undertake bauxite mining in the Agency areas of the district by trying to suppress the people’s movement.

Statement

July 19

Ramgarh District of Jharkhand

Two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested from a hospital in Ramgarh District headquarters town of Jharkhand. The duo - Bahumuni Kumari (20) and Pooja Kumari (16) - were active in Bokaro District of Jharkhand, alleged that they were raped by the outfit's ‘regional committee member’ Santoshda and his two aides.

Non-Violent

July 20

Banka District of Bihar

A group of around 20 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a bridge construction site in Banka District of Bihar, thrashing workers, shooting indiscriminately and setting ablaze vehicles stationed there. Banka SP Satya Prakash said nine labourers were injured in the incident, of which three have bullet injuries. The torched vehicles include two SUVs, two tractors, an excavator, an earthmover and a motorcycle.

Violent

July 20

Gaya District of Bihar

Poonam, alleged to be a veteran woman leader of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested from Salaiya Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

July 20

East Champaran District of Bihar

A Maoist who was allegedly involved in extortion and provides logistics for CPI-Maoist was arrested in a joint operation by Bihar Police and CRPF in East Champaran District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

July 20

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres have thrashed 11 people on the charges of being ‘Police informers’ in a 'people's court' in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Violent

July 20

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A top CPI-Maoist cadre carrying cash reward of INR 800,000 on his head, identified as Sodi Ganpat (22), was arrested from his native place Punnur village under Awapalli Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoist was a prominent member of section-1 under military company-2 of battalion-1 of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

July 20

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Police have achieved success in containing the activities of the CPI-Maoist and are able to penetrate into all areas of the Visakha Agency where the Maoists have influence, SP Koya Praveen said.

Statement

July 21

Jharkhand

The Jharkhand State Government came out with an exhaustive list of wanted rebels owing allegiance to the CPI-Maoist and its breakaway faction, PLFI, announcing total reward money of INR 86.9 million for their arrests.

Statement

July 22

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A former CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Madhav Warlu Padda (38), was killed by his former colleagues with sharp weapons near Mauja-Kotmi village in Etapally region of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. An official said Padda was eliminated by his Maoist colleagues who were against his decision to surrender. He had surrendered in November 2014. Padda before his surrender was with the Kasansoor Dalam of the CPI-Maoist for 10 years since 2005.

Violent

July 22

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Police in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra have recovered a letter written by a Maoist to a top comrade expressing concerns about the weakening of the movement. "The letter is written by a local Naxal commander. Though it is addressed to one Comrade Mausi, we suspect it was meant for Narmada Aaka, who is a big Naxal leader and has been a guiding light for the Gadchiroli movement for Maoists. Narmada Aaka is currently believed to be hiding in the jungles of Abujhmad in Chhattisgarh," said an officer involved in counterinsurgency operations in Gadchiroli.

Non-Violent

July 23

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Maan Singh alias Arjun (45) and Sanker Salam (30), active at different capacities under Partapur area committee of the outfit, were arrested from Pakhanjore area of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 23

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Five CPI-Maoist cadres including three females surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Odisha Government had declared INR 100,000 reward on heads of each of two male cadres Subba Madkami (22) and Soma Padiami (35) who surrendered. The three surrendered female Maoists were Debe Madkami (30), Laka Kawasi (25) and Bhime Madhi (25).

Non-Violent

July 23

Dumka District of Jharkhand

Police seized huge cache of explosives and arrested two men in connection with the case in Dumka District of Jharkhand. The accused have been identified as Pathiya Ansari and Tayyab Ansari. The accused had been hiding the explosives in their houses. Police carried out a raid after receiving a tip-off on July 23 about explosives being stocked in two houses. Preliminary investigations have revealed the explosives were manufactured in Nagpur city and were procured by the accused from West Bengal.

Non-Violent

July 23

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Police investigation revealed that the killing of Dhanlal Baiju Madavi, of Gajamendhi village in Dhanora taluka of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra, by cadres of CPI-Maoist alleging him to be Police informer was actually an incident of settling score with the victim by the Maoists. During investigations, the Police found out that Dhanlal had some days ago protested when a gang of Maoists tried to harass a village girl.

Violent

July 24

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Maoists set ablaze 30 vehicles of the CCL engaged in mining work in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. More than 100 Maoists raided the CCL project site at Bermo area in the District. After thrashing the security men and asking them to leave, Maoists set the vehicles on fire.

Violent

July 24

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Exchange of fire took place between the cadres of the CPI-Maoist and SF personnel in Kalahandi District of Odisha.

Violent

July 24

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Pangi Ramanna, a 27 year old youth abducted by the CPI-Maoist from his native village at Gobrapada under Rangabayalu panchayat in Munchingput mandal of Visakhapatnam District was killed according to information available on July 25. Ramanna, along with Pangi Dobulu (60) and Vanthala Sadhuram (15) were beaten up by the Maoists at the village before he was taken into deep forests. On July 24 night, about 400 Maoists, militia members and sympathisers entered Gobrapada at around 10 p.m. They set off a tiffin box bomb in Pongi Jeenabandhu's house, destroying houses of Pongi Ramanna and Vanthala Lyko also. When they tried to set on fire Mariya Sonia's house, villagers resisted. The Maoists then thrashed the three persons and took away Ramanna with them. On July 26 information was received that he was killed.

Violent

July 24

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Maoist ‘central committee member’’ Jampanna, who is carrying a cash award of INR 2.5 million on his head, gave SFs the slip during an encounter that lasted half an hour at Pongabaju reserve forest in Kalahandi District of Odisha. Brijesh Kumar Rai, SP, Malkangiri District, said Jampanna along with 50 to 60 Maoists fled the spot when the SFs tried to cordon them.

Violent

July 25

Gumla District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Sylvester Minz, a Zonal/Area Committee member, who was carrying a reward of INR 1.5 million on his head, was killed in an encounter with Police in Gumla District of Jharkhand, while another was arrested in the District. Minz was shot dead in the encounter at a place under Chenpur Police Station, SP Bhimsen Tuti said. Acting on a tip-off that a group of Maoists have gathered at a village, Police surrounded the area between 5 AM and 6 AM. Witnessing the approaching force, the rebels fired upon the Police personnel triggering the gun battle, he said. A 'Sub-zonal Commander' Dilbar, carrying INR 500,000 on his head, was arrested after the encounter, the SP said.

Violent

July 25

Nuapada District of Odisha

CRPF personnel stationed at Boden in Nuapada District of Odisha seized local made guns from the house of one Jarman Majhi, a villager of Sial Lati village of Boden block in the District. The CRPF personnel while conducting a search operation found two barrels, a country-made pistol and bullets from the house of Jarman.

Non-Violent

July 25

Bargarh District of Odisha

Maoist posters were found in several places of Bargarh District of Odisha. Ahead of their Martyrs’ Week from July 28 to August 3, the Maoists sought support from people for their movement. Posters and red flags were found at Jharmunda Chhack on Padampur-Paikmal road. Similarly, handbills printed in Hindi were found scattered in the area.

Non-Violent

July 26

Kandhamal District of Odisha

An exchange of fire took place between SF personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres in Madagurha forest under Tumudibandha Police limits in Kandhamal District of Odisha. The exchange of fire started when Maoists opened fire at a joint team of the SOG and of DVF personnel who were patrolling the forest.

Violent

July 26

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police busted an alleged CPI-Maoist urban support network, with the arrest of five people including a Raipur-based scrap businessman, from separate places. Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap said that based on intelligence inputs, businessman Arun Agrawal and his accountant Balaram were arrested from Raipur airport on July 25 night when they were trying to flee, while three Maoist cadres were apprehended from Bhansi Police Station limits in Dantewada District. “Agarwal is said to be in close contact with a prominent Maoist of the Western Bastar Division Committee called Commander Sanjay alias Mohan Kadti. He often supplied detonators, explosives, generators, welding machines and other materials to the Maoists,” the Police officer said.

Non-Violent

July 26

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Chatra District Police of Jharkhand arrested a ‘deputy platoon commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Puranchand Yadav alias Pandu. Pandu was in the team of Kauleshwari zone regional commander Indal Bhokta. After interrogating the detained extremists, Chatra Police unearthed IEDs planted in the area. Three country-made rifles, a rifle with three magazines, 17 live cartridges, 16 detonators, two pouches, a pithoo and some medicines have also been recovered.

Non-Violent

July 26

Kandhamal District of Odisha

Odisha Police recovered two bodies of CPI-Maoist cadres including a woman from Madaguda reserve forest in Kandhamal District of Odisha. The duo might have been killed in the exchange of fire between the SFs and the Maoists, Police said. SFs also recovered three rifles, including a SLR, two tiffin bombs with wires, three rounds of ammunition, several empty cartridges and medicines from the dense forest.

Non-Violent

July 26

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A poster, purportedly written by the Maoists, seized from Malkangiri District of Odisha bus stand has put Police in spot. It has appealed to the public not to hold up public transportation during the Martyrs' Week, beginning July 28. "We doubt the authenticity of the poster," said Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, SP, Malkangiri District.

Non-Violent

July 27

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a panchayat bhavan in Pachmo on the foothills of Jhumra in Gomia block of Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The bhavan used to be a Police post earlier.

Violent

July 27

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

10 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman, surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon District, on the eve of the Martyrs’ Week. Kondagaon SP J. S. Watti said that Maoist people’s militia cadres turned themselves in to the Police citing “disappointment with exploitation of lower rung members by senior Maoist leaders” from Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent

July 27

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A day before the commencement of Martyrs’ Week being observed by the CPI-Maoist, memorials were given finishing touches in parts of Visakha Agency  even as some posters and banners were put up in Chintoor and its adjoining mandals in East Godavari Agency area. In spite of intensive combing operations by Police and CRPF in the Visakha Agency, the Maoists erected four permanent memorials between G.K. Veedhi and Koyyuru.

Non-Violent

July 27

Purulia District of West Bengal

Police arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Purulia District of West Bengal for putting up posters in favour of the CPI-Maoist. Purulia SP Rupesh Kumar said "We have arrested two suspected Maoists-Khori Hansda and Mutru Hansda-from their house at Khenkridi village under Balarampur Police Station in Purulia for putting up posters with threats. Some posters and banners in favour of CPI-Maoist have been seized from them."

Non-Violent

July 27

West Bengal

We had earlier arrested three suspected Maoists-Mahendra Hembram, Badyanath Soren and Ajit Hembram from Urma station area on July 27 and after interrogating them, we have made this arrest," he said. Some Maoist posters were found at Matha, Vuchundi and Tiger More area under Balarampur Police Station in Purulia and some Maoist banners were found in some places under Barikul Police Station area in Bankura District of West Bengal.

Non-Violent

July 27

Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Government increased the cash rewards for information on four functionaries of the CPI-Maoist from INR 2.5 million to INR 10 million. The Maoist leaders carrying the cash reward on their head include Arvindji alias Dev Kumar Singh (50), Misir Besra (52), Prashant Bose (61) and Vivek Chandra Yadav.

Statement

July 29

Sukma and Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in as many encounters with the Police in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. One of the Maoists was killed and four women cadres were arrested near Nihadi village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh when the Maoists were observing Martyrs’ Week, IG of Police, Bastar, S.R. Kalluri said. The other Maoist was killed near Dabba village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, where the encounter between the Maoists and a STF team is still on, he said. “We have recovered the body of a Maoist in uniform, along with a weapon, from the spot of the Dantewada encounter. In the second encounter, the body of a Maoist in uniform and one 3.3 rifle have been recovered,” Kalluri said. The identity of killed ultras is yet to be established.

Violent

July 29

Gadchiroli District of  Maharashtra

A former deputy sarpanch of Godalwahi village in Dhanora taluka of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra, identified as Deorao Kirange's (26), was allegedly killed by CPI-Maoist cadres as they suspected him to be a Police informer.

Violent

July 29

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

East Godavari District Police of Andhra Pradesh unearthed a huge dump of weapon in the Donkarayi forest area. Police spotted a huge haul of grenades and revolvers during a combing operation. The anti-Naxal squad also seized the material being used in rocket launchers from the dump.

Non-Violent

July 29

Chatra District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Megnath (47) alias Shankar Paswan alias Shambhu, who had served as an ‘area commander’ of CPI-Maoist and is now a ‘sub-zonal commander’, surrendered before Jharkhand Police at the office of Chatra District SP S.K. Jha.

Non-Violent

July 29

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The discovery of a CPI-Maoist arms dump in Y Ramavaram mandal in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh has put anti-Maoist forces including the Greyhounds, CRPF, Andhra Pradesh Special Police and Armed Reserve Police on alert. The armoury contained a variety of munitions ranging from single barrel guns to eight rocket launchers. According to ASP K. Phakeerappa there has been a “slight increase” in Maoist activity, but the Police are by and large in control.

Non-Violent

July 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Modiyam Bojji (26), was arrested during a search operation by SFs in Chilnar, Gorna Mankeli village under Bijapur Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Bojji, President of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangh, one of the frontal organizations of CPI-Maoist, and resident of Chilnar village under Bijapur Police Station circle, carried a reward of INR 100,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

July 30

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of STF and District Force seized arms, mobile phone and other items following a gun battle with Maoists in a forested patch near Aalparas village under Koilebeda Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A muzzle gun, mobile phones, radio, bullets, gunpowder, medicines were recovered from the spot.

Non-Violent

July 31

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including two female cadres, were killed in an encounter with the Police in remote Burudi forest near Tandki village of Malkangiri District of Odisha. Odisha DGP Sanjiv Marik confirmed the encounter.

July 31

Gaya District of Bihar

A huge cache of explosives, suspected to be belonging to the CPI-Maoist, was recovered by the STF of Bihar Police from the forested area near Chhatarpur village under Imamganj Police Station limits in Gaya District of Bihar. The seized items included 1,000 high-power gelatine sticks, three big cylinder bombs, explosive cords, detonators and other things.

Non-Violent

August 1

East Champaran District of Bihar

Three Maoists have been arrested from two places in East Champaran District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

August 2

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

SFs busted a transit Maoist camp following a gun-battle with Maoists and recovered two firearms in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish between a joint team of SF personnel and rebels took place in Kundakaal hills under Madanwada Police Station limits, Rajnandgaon SP P Sundarraj said.

Non-Violent

August 2

Delhi

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Chandeshwar Yadav (26), wanted in Jharkhand for ambushing a Police patrol party in 2014, was arrested in Delhi. Yadav, a ‘sub-zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, carrying a reward of INR 500,000, was taken into custody by the sleuths of Special Cell following a tip off from west Delhi’s Kapashera area.

Non-Violent

August 2-3

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres stormed into a mine operated by NMDC Ltd on Bailadila hills mining area under Bacheli Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and set afire dumpers and drilling machine involved in mining work, SP Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap informed.

Violent

August 3

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested three Naxalites in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 4

Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres went on rampage in all four Districts of south Bastar during the South Bastar Bandh called by the banned outfit in protest against the Land Acquisition bill.

Violent

August 4

Chhattisgarh

Ganesh Uike, ‘secretary’ of the SRC, CPI-Maoist, lashed out at the Government, the Police and the media for “fuelling speculation and indulging in propaganda” about the alleged rift between Telugu leaders and Bastar tribal cadres of the party. In a press statement Uike said, “The media is being misled [by the police and the government] to spread rumours about a rift between Telugu-speaking leaders of the party and the tribals of Bastar. Are the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who are working for the party, not the citizens of India?”

Statement

August 4

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoists were identified as Arun Kumar Madhi alias Erra (35), Sina Madhi alias Dula (24) and Irma Madkamai (20). Arun and Sina, carried INR 100,000 reward each on their heads while Irma Madkami was a Maoist militia.

Non-Violent

August 4

Maharashtra

While replying to a query by Jaywantrao Jadhav of the NCP in the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, CM Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the Home portfolio, admitted that the CPI-Maoist cadres are trying to create base in Mumbai-Nashik-Pune belt. “It has come to light that in the urban and industrial belts in these areas, the Maoists are trying to clandestinely propagate their ideology and are creating an impression that they are raising their voice on Dalit issues and attracting Dalit youth to the Maoist movement,” noted CM Fadnavis.

Statement

August 4

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres from Khunti District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 4

A CPI-Maoist squad led by ‘area commander’ Kanhu Ram Munda lured away three girls aged between 17 to 19 years from Jiyan and Maheshpur villages under Gurabandha Police Station limits in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 5

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

26 CPI-Maoist cadres have been arrested from different places in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh over past three days, Police said.

August 5

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists, carrying cash reward of INR 100000 on their heads surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.  The surrendered cadres were working as members of Kiskodo Local Operation Squad.

Non-Violent

August 5

East Champaran District of Bihar

CRPF and Police teams launched a drive to arrest wanted Maoists, a day before the bandh call to protest the Police encounter in Jharkhand. Red alert was sounded in East Champaran District and Police conducted combing operations to flush out Maoists from areas on the Indo-Nepal border.

Non-Violent

August 6

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

During their 24-hour long bandh, the CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two mobile phone towers near Tisia village of Kisko block in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

Violent

August 6

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Bihar Police arrested six CPI-Maoist cadres including ‘an area commander’ from two different places in Aurangabad District of Bihar and claimed they were trying to commit a big incident on the occasion of their bandh call across three States (Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand).

Non-Violent

August 6

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Large quantity of explosives including detonators was recovered from the Kochang jungle in Khunti District of Jharkhand. SF personnel comprising CRPF and District Armed Force stumbled upon the explosives weighing 140 kg including detonators during combing operation. The operation was launched in view of a bandh called by the CPI-Maoist protesting recent arrest of a leader of the rebels. The SFs also recovered 15 pieces of boosters.

Non-Violent

August 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint search operation in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. While three cadres were apprehended from Basaguda Police Station limits, another was held from Usoor Police Station area by a joint team of SFs, Bijapur SP K.L. Dhruv said. The arrested cadres were identified as Punem Suresh (30), Punem Shankar (30), Korsa Hunga (25) and Renga Ramlu (35).

Non-Violent

August 7

Gujarat

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh admitted in Ahmedabad that the problem of Naxalism is putting a huge dent into the GDP of the State, as the government has to spend huge amount of money towards rebuilding infrastructure and inducting Police personnel.

Statement

August 7

Koraput District of Odisha

A tribal woman sustained bullet injury during a gunbattle between CPI-Maoist cadres and security personnel at Kadambo forest in Koraput District. "The woman was passing through the forest at the time of the gunbattle and got caught in the crossfire on Friday evening. Her condition is now stable. She is under treatment at Koraput hospital," Koraput SP Charan Singh Meena said.

Violent

August 8

Palamau District of Jharkhand

110 landmines planted by suspected Naxalites across three villages in a row in Palamau District of Jharkhand were recovered by SF personnel. "The 110 landmines were connected in a series covering Talghati, Matoli and Icchak villages along Panki and Balumath road," DIG Police, Palamau Range, Saket Kumar Singh said. The distance between each explosive was five to ten feet and five of the landmines weighed about 50 kg.

Non-Violent

August 8

Banka District of Bihar

A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a construction site of a canal in Banka District of Bihar, assaulting the workers and set ablaze two excavator machines and a tractor.

Violent

August 8

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Police busted a CPI-Maoist hideout in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra and recovered cache of sophisticated explosives, arms and ammunition. Gadchiroli SP Sandeep Patil said that the Police personnel have launched a search operation to arrest the Maoists.

Non-Violent

August 8

Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu

A CPI-Maoist cadre, alleged to have escaped in an encounter with Police in Kodaikanal hills in 2008, was arrested at Vadamadurai in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. According to Police sources, A. Neelamegam alias Kathir alias Vinayak (30) was arrested by the Q Branch Police following a tip off that he was visiting a friend in Vadamadurai.

Non-Violent

August 8

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A team of District Police acting on specific intelligence input arrested Pappu Khan, a prime accused wanted for supplying lathe machine and welding machine to CPI-Maoist cadres, from Nerli Ghat area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

August 8-9

Latehar and Palamu Districts of Jharkhand

Security personnel recovered around 400 IEDs during a search operation in Latehar and Palamu Districts of Jharkhand.  State Police Spokesperson S.N. Pradhan said "250 IEDs were recovered on Sunday and 162 on Saturday in Maoist-dominated forested areas in Latehar and Palamu."

Non-Violent

August 10

Gaya District of Bihar

SFs recovered three high intensity IEDs from a roadside at Luchitand village in Gaya District of Bihar. While one IED weighed 25 kg, two others were 20 kg each, SSP Manu Maharaj said.

Non-Violent

August 10

Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists were arrested from Bhairamgad and Gangaloor areas of Bijapur District in a joint operation Bijapur SP K.L. Dhruv said. “We have arrested Punem Sukku, who worked for the CPI (Maoist) in Gangaloor block of Bijapur. Sitaram Bhaskar, Budhram Vako, Salaki Sodhi, Payaku Mandavi, Pardeshi Ram and Ganesh Bhaskar have been arrested from Bhairamgad block of the district,” the SP added.

Non-Violent

August 10

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists torched five vehicles of a construction company near Orcha town of Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh. No one was injured as the Maoists asked the labourers to move away from the vehicles.

Violent

August 10

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A powerful landmine planted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres was found from underneath Shyamsunderpur - Gorbandha road in Ghatsila Sub-division of East Singhbhum District, Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 10

Koraput, Rayagada and Malkangiri Districts of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist urged the people of Koraput, Rayagada and Malkangiri Districts to observe the upcoming Independence Day on August 15 as a 'Black Day'.

Statement

August 11

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Five hardcore Maoists, including two women, carrying cash reward of INR 1.9 million in all, surrendered with weapons before Kanker SP. Maoists cited exploitation of lower rank cadres by senior Maoists leaders of Andhra Pradesh as the reason for surrendering. Kanker SP Jitendra Meena said Basantin alias Juri Gawde surrendered with an INSAS rifle, Ramsai Dugga ‘commander’, platoon number 5 under North Bastar division surrendered with AK-47, Nilap Usendi alias Milap surrendered with an AK-47, Manki who was working as a ‘commander’ of East Charagaon LOS surrendered with 12 bore rifle, and Juru Salam surrendered as ‘chief’ of Jantana Sarkar.

Non-Violent

August 11

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A huge cache of explosives allegedly hidden by PLFI was found in a liquor shop in Tupudana area on the outskirts of Ranchi District, Jharkhand. The explosives had 26 detonators; 12 kg power gel, a few bullets, and 20 kg urea apart from Maoist fatigues and literature.

Non-Violent

August 11

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist which is strongly opposing bauxite mining in the Agency areas of Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts destroyed houses of three contract employees of A.P. Mineral Development Corporation which is the nodal agency for bauxite mining. A group of Maoists reportedly led by a senior leader Naveen destroyed the houses of three employees at Jerrela village under G.K. Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam District for not quitting their jobs.

Violent

August 11

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested at Janupuri more under Murhu Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Luxman Munda and Jura Hasa are in their 20s and have been working for the Maoists for a few years. One rifle and 10 bullets were found from them. The Police also recovered two bikes.

Non-Violent

August 13

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Sarpanch and a deputy Sarpanch were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “Sukhdev Negi, the Sarpanch of Gudsakal village and Asaram Modiyami, the deputy Sarpanch of Bhatwada village in Bijapur district were murdered by the Maoists today. Kisuram, a resident of neighbouring Chihka village, was also attacked by the ultras. He was grievously injured in the attack and has been taken to a hospital,” informed SRP Kalluri, the IG of Police, Bastar range.

Violent

August 14

Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist termed the Independence Day on August 15 as a 'black day' as independence failed to uplift the tribals. The Galikonda 'area committee' of the party erected black banners at Theemulabonda in G.K. Veedhi mandal. The writings on the banners said the “independence was not for Girijans (tribals) but for the imperialists, landlords and rich industrialists who are plundering the country’s wealth”.

Statement

August 14

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

SFs busted a CPI-Maoist camp after a fierce gun battle in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. "The skirmish between a joint team of security personnel and Maoist rebels took place at Rampur village forests under Partapur Police Station limits," said Kanker SP Jitendra Singh Meena. The SFs also recovered a 12-bore gun, a revolver, self loading rifle's live magazines, tiffin bombs, wire, polythene sheets, Maoist literature, medicines and commodities of daily use.

Violent

August 16

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from separate places under Mardapal Police Station limits in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested cadres were identified as Sunil (32) and Balram Kashyap (26). Sunil a ‘deputy commander’ carried reward of INR 100000 while Balaram worked as a 'Janmilitia' member.

Non-Violent

August 17

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Bullet-riddled body of a tribal allegedly killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres was recovered from a village road near Telarai under Motu Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to Police sources, the deceased was identified as Gurumurthy Madhi, a resident of Telarai village. The Maoists had left behind handwritten posters near the body stating that Gurumurthy was a ‘Police informer’ and was involved in motivating Maoist supporters of his area to renounce violence and return to mainstream.

Violent

August 18

Khunti District of Jharkhand

A Policeman and an AK-47-toting CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ were killed while Ranchi SSP Prabhat Kumar, two of his men and two other Maoists were injured in an encounter under Murhu Police Station limits in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Commenting on the encounter State DGP DK Pandey said "Chandan was part of the infamous Kundan Pahan group. We recovered an AK-47 rifle and six loaded magazines from him."

Violent

August 18

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

One CRPF trooper was killed and three others were grievously injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a team of the CRPF near Guttam village under Basaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Confirming the incident, DP Upadhyay, the CRPF DIG of Dantewada range said that the troops belonged to 168th battalion of the CRPF based in Timmapur base camp of Bijapur District.

Violent

August 18

Rayagada District of Odisha

Two militia members of CPI-Maoist surrendered before SP K. Siva Subramani in Rayagada District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoists are identified as Rahul Gagaranga (25) and Sunil Gagaranga (26), belonging to Tangadappa village under Chandragiri block of Rayagada District. They have been providing shelter, protection, food and logistics to the Maoists operating in Chandragiri area apart from getting involved in acts of violence.

Non-Violent

August 18

Palamau District of Jharkhand

A ‘sub-zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Pradip Yadav, was arrested with arms and ammunition from Kanda village under Bisrampur Police Station in Palamau District of Jharkhand. Yadav was arrested when he was waiting for his squad member to join him in the night, said Dy. SP Hiralal Ravi. A country-made revolver, five live cartridges, a mobile phone, six sim cards of different companies were seized from him, he said adding Yadav has disclosed vital information about the outfit's activities and name and address of 31 Maoists operating in the Districts.

Non-Violent

August 19

Jamui District of Bihar

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist beheaded one person, alleging him to be a police informer, near the upgraded middle school in Charaiyan village under Charkapathar Police Station area of Sono block on the Sono-Khaira road in Jamui District of Bihar. Handwritten posters with the message, 'Saar kalam kar diya gaya. Jan adalat ka yahi faisla hai police ki mukhbiri karne ke liye' (has been beheaded. The jan adalat took this decision for a police informer), were strewn around the body.

Violent

August 19

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in encounter with SFs under Basaguda Police Station limits of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh. A press statement of the Bastar Police said “A search operation was launched near Chinnagelur area under Basaguda Police Station limits of Bijapur District on Wednesday after the killing of the CRPF jawan. A District Reserve Guard (DRG) team led by Basaguda Police Inspector and a team of CRPF’s 168th battalion participated in it. The Maoists attacked the Security Forces from the eastern side of Kottaguda village. However, Security Forces repulsed the Maoists.” The statement further added “Forces recovered the bodies of two Maoists. Bloodstains on the spot suggest that some more Maoists may have been killed or many of them grievously injured.”

Violent

August 20

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, including a couple carrying a reward of INR 800000 each, were arrested from separate villages in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. "The cadres were rounded up from two different places under Koyalibeda Police Station limits," said Kanker SP Jitendra Singh Meena. Acting on a tip-off that ‘zonal action team commander’ of CPI- Maoist, Santu Bui, was staying with his wife, Jainee Komra, at Hetarkasa village, a team of BSF, STF and district force raided the place, Meena added.

Further, when SFs reached Jugda village forest while cordoning off the region, they spotted two suspects and arrested them up after a short chase. They were identified as lower rung cadres, Lakashman Potai and Rainu Navgo.

Non-Violent

August 20

Kandhamal District of Odisha

Security personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire at Surupazu under Gocchapada Police Station limits in Kandhamal District of Odisha. Kandhamal SP Kanwar Vishal Singh said that there has been no loss of life during the exchange of fire.

Violent

August 20

Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, allegedly involved in the August 18 encounter in which Ranchi SSP was injured, were arrested from Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand.  Superintendent of Police (SP) Indrajeet Mahatha said Mangru Munda alias Arjun Munda, who was the body guard of ‘area commander’ Kundan Pahan and 36-year-old Sombari Mundari were arrested during a checking drive from Kharswan.

Non-Violent

August 21

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, identified as Hunga Uike (23), Midiyami Kosa, Bheema Kuanjam and Assu alias Panta (25), were arrested while another one, identified as Kalmesh Markami, a ‘commander’ of Dabha division, surrendered in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Hunga was a ‘member’ of the Machkot Maoist local operation squad while Aasu a people's militia ‘section commander’. The duo carried a reward of INR 100000 each on their head.

Non-Violent

August 21

Chatra District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered a five kilogram IED on Kohaiya-Ramkheta road from Kolhaiya forest under Rajpur Police Station area in Chatra District of Jharkhand. They recovered it acting on a tip off provided by an arrested CPI-Maoist, identified as Nagina.

Non-Violent

August 21

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sunita Wonchemi, Kushi Kuthami, Iti Kunjami and Ganga Karatapi, surrendered before SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to Police, all four were armed cadres of the Padia dalam (squad) of the CPI-Maoist, and were involved in many incidents of violence reported from the State.

Non-Violent

August 21

Cachar District of Assam

A Silchar Court sent five of the six CPI-Maoist,who were arrested in Cachar District of Assam to Police remand. Due to lack of evidence, court released a suspect, identified as Bipul Orang.

Non-Violent

August 21

Aurangabad District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist threatened to eliminate four Police officers including Gaya District SSP Manu Maharaj to avenge the killing of a woman Maoist ‘commander’ in a shootout, Police said. "Maoists diktat to kill four Police officers, including Maharaj, came to the notice of Police when they recovered some handwritten posters from three Maoists arrested from a village in Aurangabad District," Aurangabad SP Babu Ram said. The Maoists have also threatened to kill CoBRA Commandant Neeraj Kumar, CRPF Company Commandant Om Prakash Tiwari and Inspector of Barachatti Police Station Ravi Prakash Singh.

Statement

August 22

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A STF official, APC Krishna Pal Singh was killed and a trooper, Constable Santosh Yadav, injured when CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a team of SFs in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The attack occurred at 2 am when a contingent of STF was out for an operational task on NH-30 in Darbha region.

Violent

August 22

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs seized a huge cache of CPI-Maoist-related materials after a half-an-hour gun-battle with them in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.  Bijapur SP K.L. Dhruv said that the skirmish took place in the forests of Bijapur Police Station area while a joint team of security personnel was out on a search operation.

Non-Violent

August 23

Khammam District of Telangana

The Venkatapuram Police have arrested an alleged CPI-Maoist militia member and two couriers from Chhattisgarh during a vehicle checking drive near Charla in Bhadrachalam Division of Khammam District of Telangana. The arrested include “Maoist militia member” Kunjam Deva (20) of Charla in Khammam District, “couriers” - Karam Hanumanthu (19) and Kambala Satish (28) of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

August 23

Palamau District of Jharkhand

A ‘sub-zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Pradip Yadav, was arrested with arms and ammunition from Kanda village under Bisrampur Police Station area in Palamau District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 23

Jamui District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sona Ram Marandi, was arrested with arms and ammunition from Batpar village under Chakai Police Station area in Jamui District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, a joint team of Jamui Police and STF raided the village and arrested the Maoist. He is a close associate of Chirag Da, an ‘area commander’ of CPI-Maoist of Bihar and Jharkhand region. Two detonators, two cartridges, explosive materials and a looted motorcycle have been recovered from him.

Non-Violent

August 23

Uttar Pradesh

The UMH Rajnath Singh said that there has been a steep decline in the number of Naxal attacks in the country. "There has been a steep decline in such incidents," Singh told reporters when asked about August 23 attack in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh in which one STF officer was killed and a trooper injured.

Statement

August 25

Odisha

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said LWE continues to be a challenge in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada. CM Patnaik said this while replying to a debate in the Assembly and claimed CPI-Maoist activities have gone down in the 11 districts of Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Nabarangpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundergarh and Nayagarh, despite the CPI-Maoist efforts to re-group in these areas. "The position continues to remain challenging in the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput and Nuapada," he added.

Statement

August 25

Purulia District of West Bengal

Two CPI-Maoist ‘supporters’ were arrested on charges of extortion from Balarampur town in Purulia District of West Bengal. The two hailing from Belpahari in West Midnapore District came to Balarampur and were extorting money from the shopkeepers who complained to the Police. Police rushed to the area and arrested the duo.

Non-Violent

August 25

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A 45-year-old man, identified as Pidu Korsa, who was an active member of the Salwa Judum was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at the Nayapara relief camp in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Villagers said that a group of armed Maoists stormed the Nayapara relief camp and pumped bullets into Korsa, killing him on the spot.

Violent

August 26

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three BSF personnel and a civilian were killed in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Six BSF personnel were also seriously injured in the incident that occurred in the cut-off area of Balimela reservoir near Palangarai ghat under Chitrakonda Police Station limits at around 6.30 a.m. The patrol party that faced the Maoist ambush was part of the 104th battalion of BSF that has a base camp near Janabai. According to Inspector-in-Charge of Chitrakonda Police Station P. Durua, this team was returning by boat after area domination and patrolling in the cut-off area of the reservoir. While they were alighting from the boat, a landmine planted by the Maoists went off. It was followed by firing by the Maoists who were hiding nearby.

Violent

August 26

Odisha

CM Naveen Patnaik condemned the Maoist attack on BSF troopers in Malkangiri District of Odisha. "The ambush was targeted at BSF with an intention to stall the construction of Gurupriya bridge, which will link the cut-off areas with the mainstream," the CM said while making a statement in the State Assembly in Bhubaneswar.

Statement

August 26

Koraput District of Odisha

A Maoist camp was busted by SFs following an exchange of fire for over an hour under Baipariguda Police Station area of Koraput District, Odisha. This exchange of fire occurred at around 10.30 a.m. inside Majhiguda forest. Tents, kitbags and other items of daily use of Maoists were seized.

Non-Violent

August 26

Gajapati District of Odisha

SFs recovered two powerful tiffin bombs at Telengapadara in Gajapati District of Odisha.  "The bombs, weighing 27 kg and 25 kg, were defused by the bomb disposal squad," said SP Satyajit Nayak.

Non-Violent 

August 26

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist movement will not survive beyond seven to eight years due to various reasons such as an ageing leadership, lack of second-rung leaders and the emergence of lumpen elements in the movement, said CRPF Southern Sector IG, M. Vishnuvardhana Rao in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Statement

August 29

Balangir District of Odisha

Personnel of the CRPF and the SOG busted a CPI-Maoist camp and recovered two guns and cartridges under Khaprakhol Police limits in Balangir District of Odisha. The security personnel also found food, tiffin boxes, batteries, bags and medicines.

Non-Violent

August 29

Jamui District of Bihar

A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested and a Maoist camp was destroyed during search operation at Bhalua forest in Jamui District of Bihar. 

Non-Violent

August 30

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A gun-battle has taken place between the CoBRA forces and the CPI-Maoist cadres at Regargatta village under Bhejji Police Station area of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.  Sukma SP D. Shrawan said the exchange of fire continued for around half an hour. Some Maoist-related materials were reported to be recovered after the encounter.

Violent

August 30

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A native of Boosiputtu village in Munchingput mandal of Visakha Agency, Visakhapatnam District, Pangi Ramayya (35) was hacked to death by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres. The Maoists branded him as a ‘Police informer’, holding him responsible for the illegal arrests of tribals in the area.

Violent

August 30

Banka District of Bihar

SFs at Bihar's Banka town, Banka District, arrested seven CPI-Maoist cadres from a bus stand. They were arrested after a tip-off alarmed senior Police officials in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to neighbouring Bhagalpur District on September 1. Five of the seven Maoists have been identified as Pappu Yadav, Ashok Tanti, Mangal Singh, Pankaj Yadav and Vimal Rai. Banka SP Satyaprakash said the arrested Maoists belonged to Mantu Khaira group and were involved in several cases. Five pistols, 20 to 25 liters of petrol, ropes, Maoists literature were recovered from their possession.

Non-Violent

August 31

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Auxiliary Constable of Chhattisgarh Police, Pila Das, was abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres while he was travelling to Pollampalli from Dornapal town in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

August 31

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, Budhram Madkami, carrying reward money of INR 30,000 was arrested from Kapanar village forests under Darbha Police Station limits in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. An IED was also seized from him.

Non-Violent

August 31

Gajapati District of Odisha

Hand-written 'Maoist' posters were found pasted at different places under Adava Police Station limits in Gajapati District of Odisha have warned the BDO and the JE of Mohana block against indulging in corruption.

Non-Violent

September 1

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Six CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by Chhattisgarh Police from different parts of Dantewada District. The Maoists include a couple, identified as Madavi Joga and Madavi Gangi, who worked for Maoists’ military company no. 2 and carried a reward of INR 800000 each. The others have been identified as Bhima Kunjam, Jayram Raut, Madkam Bhima and Pillu Madavi alias Podia from Bacheli area of the District.

Non-Violent

September 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mesha Muschaski, who was carrying INR 100000 reward on his head, surrendered before Malkangiri District Collector D. Prasantkumar Reddy and SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Along with him, around 125 Maoist ‘supporters’ also promised to part ways with the Maoists and lead normal life. Mesha was associated with Podia ‘dalam.’

Non-Violent

September 3

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two villagers who were allegedly abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres last week were found dead in forests of Chhattisgarh's Bastar District. The bodies of Manglu Korram (40) and Pandu (39) were found in forests under Pakhnar Police outpost of Darbha region, said Bastar ASP Vijay Pandey. The duo was reportedly abducted along with another villager Raju from their native place Toyanar in Pakhnar area. Raju, who was set free by Maoists, told villagers that Manglu and Pandu were killed by abductors with sharp-edged weapons.

Violent

September 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four pipe bombs, planted by Maoists to target SFs, were recovered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A joint Road Opening Party of CRPF and district force detected the explosives in the forests along a road between Basaguda and Tarrem villages while conducting its operation in Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela. The explosives were later destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.

Non-Violent

September 3

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra  

A woman cadre of CPI-Maoist was killed in an encounter with Gadchiroli Police near Phulbodi Gatta in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District. Three Police parties took on the combined strength of Pendhri and Chatgaon dalams of the Maoists during the encounter.

Violent

September 3

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Earlier, another encounter took place around noon at Somanpalli in Sironcha tehsil, after the Police got intelligence inputs. While there were no casualties even as the encounter continued for about 30 minutes, the Police recovered some Naxal literature.

Violent

September 3

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Two powerful IEDs were recovered during a joint anti-CPI-Maoist operation in Chengde village under Rania Police Station of Khunti District, Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

September 3

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Hathauri Police Station area in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. Two country-made pistols, four live cartridges, six detonators, Maoist literature and handwritten leaflets were recovered from their possession.

Non-Violent

September 3

Ropar District of  Punjab

Acting on a tip off, the Ropar District Police in Punjab arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Madeep Yadav alias Matlu and Sanoj Yadav alias Bhikhari Yadav, both residents of Gaya District in Bihar.

Non-Violent

September 4

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

An Assistant Commandant of the CRPF, identified as B. K. Malik, was critically injured in an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres at a market place at Palnar village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh where the CRPF’s 111th battalion was stationed. The injured officer is the Company Commander of the battalion.

Violent

September 4

Latehar District of Jharkhand

A Constable of CoBRA was injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres under Baresarh Police Station limits in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Acting on intelligence inputs that a group of Maoists led by its top leader Arvindji have gathered in the area State Police with CoBRA troopers undertook the anti-Maoist operation in Budha forest region.

Violent

September 4

Visakhapatnam District of  Andhra Pradesh

A special police party and a group of CPI-Maoist cadres were involved in an exchange of fire near Nadimineeda in Siribala area of the G.K. Veedhi mandal of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh. The exchange of fire lasted for about 15 minutes, said SP Koya Praveen.

Violent

September 5

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Auxiliary Constable of Chhattisgarh Police, identified as Pila Das, who was abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres on August 31, was found dead in Sukma District. Das had joined the ant-Maoist militia Salwa Judum as a Special Police Officer in 2006 and was active in anti-Maoist operations in Bastar.

Violent

September 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead the son of the Sarpanch of Madkapadar panchayat under Khairput Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha suspecting him to be a Police informer. Sources said a group of about 20 armed Maoists and their supporters stormed Madkapadar village around midnight and took away Dambru Sisha (35), son of Sarpanch Sukhdei Sisha, from his house at gun-point to nearby forest.

Violent

September 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three Maoists, including two carrying rewards on them, surrendered before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. The surrendered Maoists were Muka Kunjami (35), Mukund Sodi (30) and Budra Kunjami (32). The Government of Odisha had declared a reward of INR 100,000 each for capture of Muka and Mukund. All these surrendered Maoists were members of Podia LOS of Malkangiri division under AOBSZC of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

September 5

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Hours after the exchange of fire between the SFs and the CPI-Maoist cadres at Siribala village under G.K. Veedhi administrative unit in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh on September 4, SFs forces found some explosive materials and other items at the site. The seized items included two land mines, plastic sheets, 303 rifle, wire bundles, five rounds of bullets, three knives, two kit bags, Hindi to Telugu translation papers for leaflets and medicines.

Non-Violent

September 6

Arwal District of Bihar

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested with a haul of arms from a hideout near Ghogha locality in Bihar's Arwal District. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided the hideout and apprehended the Maoists, one of whom is identified as Rajnish Sharma alias Panditjee, DSP Santosh Kumar Rai said. A country-made carbine, one rifle and six rounds of cartridge were recovered from the Maoists’ possession, he said.

Non-Violent

September 6

Khammam District of Telangana

Handwritten posters bearing the name of CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram area committee have reportedly sprung up on the fringes of Botigudem forest area in the tribal sub-plan mandal of Charla in Khammam District of Telangana.

Non-Violent

September 6

Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested and weapons recovered from them after a brief exchange of fire near Sonhat village under Raghunathnagar Police Station limits in Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

September 6

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, identified as Somaru Kadti, was arrested at Cherli village under Mirtur Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A muzzle loading gun, an arrow bomb, a pair of bow-arrow, axe and other Maoist-related materials were recovered from his possession.

Non-Violent

September 6

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists, including two women, surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were identified as Ramesh Wacham (25), Pidoram Wekko (19), Raju Lekam (22), Laxmi Madkam (22) and Chinni Oyam (25). Pidoram was a member military platoon no 13 and carried a reward of INR 200000 on his head. Ramesh was the ‘commander’ of Toynar ‘Janmilitia’ group, Raju was deployed a local guerrilla squad ‘member’ in Andwada of Narayanpur District. Similarly, Laxmi was part of the national park LGS after joining the movement last year. The trio were carrying a reward of INR 100000 each on their heads.

Non-Violent

September 7

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered three powerful IEDs suspected to have been planted by the CPI-Maoist in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The explosives, packed in steel containers, were found stealthily placed beneath the Kottacheru-Bhejji Road under Behjji Police Station. While one IED weighed 8 kg, the two others were around 5kg each.

Non-Violent
September 7

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The dead body of a CPI-Maoist ‘section commander’ belonging to Company 4, identified as Pramod Kachlami alias Dalpat, has been found in the forest of Kondekal near Gatta Phulbodi under Dhanora Sub-division of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. However, Dalpat was killed in an encounter with the SFs that occurred on September 3, 2015 in which one more woman Maoist cadre, Ranju Majji alias Kummi, was also killed. Dalpat had a reward of INR 800000 on him and was involved in more than 12 major encounters.

Violent
September 8

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Four CPI-Maoist militia members and 40 supporters of them from Mathili Police Station area surrendered before Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoist supporters were from remote Gumkaguda and Intekguda villages of the region. The four Maoist militias, who surrendered were identified as Budra Sodhi, Soma Madhi, Adma Beti and Mangudu Kartami. Two village committee members of Maoists named Ganga Madhi and Tula Kartami were among them. Eighteen women Maoist supporters were also among these surrendered.

Non-Violent
September 8

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

Para-military forces and the District Police engaged in anti-CP-Maoist operation recovered over 400 kg of IEDs planted by the Naxals from the dense forest areas of Lakhisarai District, Bihar.

Non-Violent
September 8

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered a powerful IED, planted by CP-Maoist cadres, from a village route on the Himoda-Gadra road under Antagarh Police Station limits in Kanker District, Chhattisgarh. Kanker DSP Jayant Vaishnav said the explosive which was packed in a steel container weighed 20 kg.

Non-Violent
September 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists were arrested in Sukma District. Acting on a tip-off, the cadres were arrested by a joint team of CRPF and District Force from a mobile check post at Gadiras village. Those arrested have been identified as Bajju Mandavi, Sannu Mandavi, Kamlu Mandavi, Joga Mandavi and Panna Mandavi, all aged between 30 to 50 years, residents of Surnar village in Dantewada District.

Non-Violent
September 9

Sundergarh District of  Odisha

A female CP-Maoist cadre, identified as Sapna alias Niharika (19), surrendered before Rourkela Police of Sundergarh District, Odisha and CRPF’s 19th Battalion. A former ‘section commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, she was associated with its Saranda Sub-Zonal Committee.

Non-Violent
September 9

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Maoists have burnt down a gram panchayat office at Durgapur under Pendhri of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra.  The Maoists are believed to be upset over the Police gunning down one of their woman cadres and a section commander during an encounter at Kondakel forest near Phulbodi Gatta on September 3. They also called for a one-day bandh in Dhanora on September 10. The Maoists had put up a banner at Durgapur alleging that the Police murdered their section-commander in a fake encounter.

Violent
September 9

Ganjam District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist has failed to recruit localites of Odisha into its violent fold, claimed State DGP Sanjiv Marik. He said this while on a visit to Berhampur in Ganjam District to review the Maoist problem. According to him, majority of Maoists active in Odisha as well as their leaders in the State was from outside Odisha.

Statement
September 9

Ganjam District of Odisha

DGP, Odisha, Sanjeev Marik further said that less than 100 Odia Maoist cadres are currently operating in the State. He said "About 400 active Maoist cadres are present in Odisha of which the Odia cadres would be less than 100. Most of the rebels are from Andhra Pradesh. We have brought Maoist activities under control in the past two-three years."

Statement
September 10

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a former Janpad Panchayat member, identified as Uika Lakhma (45), under Jagargunda Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
September 10

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh 

A Police Constable - Hariram Patra - was injured when a pressure bomb laid by Maoists exploded at Bijapur valley area of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh  The incident occurred around five km from Bijapur town towards Bhopalpattanam, when a squad of security personnel was patrolling an under-construction road, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said. Following the blast, the Maoists also opened fire on security personnel.

Violent
September 10

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres have set ablaze the Gadchiroli Forest Department’s range office and inspection room at Perimili on the Bhamragarh-Alapalli road.

Violent
September 10

Malkangiri District of Odisha

129 CPI-Maoist supporters including 35 women, 18 militia members and six village committee members of Terubai village under Podia Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha surrendered before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra and 202 CoBRA Deputy Commandant Anand Panwar at the District Police office.

Non-Violent
September 10

Malkangiri District of Odisha

53 persons belonging to 15 households of Andrapalli panchayat in the cut-off region on the other side of Chitrakonda reservoir in Malkangiri District of Odisha fled their homes after the Maoists threatened them. Police said the villagers have taken shelter at Upetkut village under Khairput Police limits after Maoists threatened to eliminate them if they do not support them.

Non-Violent
September 10

Karimnagar District of Telangana

Disillusioned with party ideology and ill-health, CPI-Maoist ‘deputy commander’ of Eturu Nagaram and Mahadevpur committee Katrevula Lingaiah (24) surrendered in the presence of SP D Joel Davis in Karimnagar District of Telangana.

Non-Violent
September 11

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set a tanker carrying diesel on fire in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Thereafter, traffic movement on the Bijapur-Bhopalpattanm road was affected for several hours. The tanker belonging to one Patil Construction was heading towards Awapalli.

Violent
September 11

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Eleven CPI-Maoist cadres and their 50 supporters surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha.  Those who surrendered were from remote Entaguda, Gumkaguda and Orelguda villages of Kalimela Police Station area.

Non-Violent
September 12

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sanjay Shankar Mangu (23) and Rukhmi Shantabai Halami (22), were arrested in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Non-Violent
September 12

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Two Maoists surrendered before Gadchiroli District authorities of Maharashtra. They were identified as Sainath Katia, a 'platoon commander' and Aruna Rukhma Narote (22).

Non-Violent
September 12

Kawardha District of Chhattisgarh

Police unearthed a CPI-Maoist explosive dump and recovered as many as eight IEDs in Kawardha District of Chhattisgarh. Senior police officials claimed that it was the first ever recovery of any Maoist dump explosives in Chhattisgarh Chief Minister’s home District Kawardha which has never witnessed any Maoist incidents. The IEDs were packed in containers and were recovered from a dense forest stretch falling in limits of Rengakhar Police Station, Kawardha SP Rahul Bhagat said.

Non-Violent
September 12

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Fifty-eight more CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. They surrendered before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. They included 12 Maoist cadres and two village committee members of Maoist organisation. All of them were from Eralguda village under Kalimela Police Station. A total of 377 Maoist cadres, militias and supporters from different remote villages of Maoist-infested Police Station areas like Podia and Kalimela have surrendered before the Police since August 31.

Non-Violent
September 12

Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka

There is no Naxal activity in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, said Inspector General of Police (IGP), Western Region, Amratpal. The LWEs tried to enter the District but they could not find any help, he added.

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September 13

Banka District of Bihar

Birendra Yadav, a CPI-Maoist cadre, was arrested at Guraidih village under Fullidumar block in Banka District of Bihar. He is believed to be a close associate of Maoist ‘area commander’ Mantu Khaira and was involved in several incidents of violence.

Non-Violent

September 13

Maharashtra

Branded a “senior Maoist leader” by the Maharashtra Police, Maruti Kurwatkar was re-arrested from the main gate of Nagpur central prison by a team of the Gadchiroli District Police, Maharashtra when he was walking out of the jail after acquittals in three cases and getting bail in three others.

Non-Violent

September 14

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Latehar SP Anup Birthare claimed that four Maoist cadres have been killed in a SF operation in Latehar District of Jharkhand.  The Police also claim to have unearthed the hideout of CPI-Maoist ‘central committee member’ Arvindji.

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September 15

Warangal District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the Police in Vengayapally area of Tadwai mandal in Warangal District of Telangana. The two dead Maoists were yet to be identified. Other Maoists in the group were reported to have escaped into the forest.

Violent

September 15

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A former village sarpanch, identified as Somlu Tati, who was abducted by the CPI-Maoist, was found dead in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The body of the former sarpanch of Todka village panchayat was found lying in a pool of blood on a road near his native place Todka under Gangaloor Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said. Tati was reportedly abducted by Maoists last week from his village, after he was suspected to be a ‘Police informer’.

Violent

September 15

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist Jan Militia ‘commander’, identified as Madkam Kanna alias Kanna Rao, skilled in assembling and planting IEDs surrendered before senior CRPF and State Police officials, citing disappointment with the ideology of the Maoist movement in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Until recently, he was active in Konta area committee.

Non-Violent

September 15

Maharashtra

The anti-extortion cell in Mumbai has arrested a dance teacher for helping her alleged Naxalite friend extort money from a city-based businessman. The dance teacher allegedly met the businessman to collect money on behalf of a financier identified as Mohsin, who claimed to be a Naxal leader.

Non-Violent

September 15

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist has called a bandh in Malkangiri District of Odisha on September 25 in protest against the recent surrender of villagers in the District before Police. Over 500 people in four villages surrendered to Police in less than three weeks. In a letter to media persons, ‘secretary’ of the Maoists' Malkangiri division committee Poonam Chandra urged the locals to cooperate with them on the bandh.

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September 16

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A Police team arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ajit Netam alias Sondhar Netam (20) who carries a cash reward of INR 200,000 on his head, from a weekly market falling under limits of Dhanora Police Station in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. According to Police, Netam was an active member of platoon number-17 of the CPI-Maoist under North Bastar Division.

Non-Violent

September 16

Telangana

Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma said that the Police would effectively thwart any attempt by the CPI-Maoist for resurgence in the State. The DGP further said that there was no Maoist ideology left in the State. “Our policy is very clear; we will not allow them to gain ground. We will not give any scope for them to resurface in the State and any attempts will be effectively foiled,” he added. To a question of educated youth joining the movement, the DGP said that they were isolated cases. “It is basically because of personal choice that they joined the movement and there is no recruitment of students,” he said.

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September 17

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

SF personnel busted a CPI-Maoist hideout at Tekri hillock, bordering West Bengal, following a fierce encounter under Ghatsila Sub-division of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The security personnel have recovered a six-round loaded 303 Rifle looted from the Police in the past, a pistol, gelatin sticks, explosives including bomb making material, camera flash, daily core items, daily core items of women, dairy and Maoist literatures from the camp, among others, SSP, Anoop T Mathew said.

Non-Violent

September 17

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The CPI-Maoist cadres set the RFO ablaze at Jinganoor under Sironcha Division of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra, along with a department vehicle.

Violent

September 17

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A joint team of SOG and DVF busted a gun-making factory of the CPI-Maoist at Dulagunda under Kalimela Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The total haul included seven live grenades, four single barrel muzzle loading rifles, motor, weighing machine, recoil springs for use in manufacturing of guns, huge quantity of tools for use in manufacturing of guns, explosives and splinter, gelatine, cortex and electric wire, explosive powder, detonators, tiffin cases and batteries were seized. Besides, four tiffin bombs each weighing 5 kg, four pressure mines and Maoist uniforms and literature were also recovered. Sources said that the unit was being run by the technical unit of the AOBSZC, led by Ram Krishna alias RK. The technical team of AOBSZC and Kalimela area committee was being led by Damodar alias Bellam Narayan Swamy, a Special Zonal Committee member and Mettur Joga Rao, alias Tech Shankar. Shankar is a Divisional Committee Member.

Non-Violent

September 17

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Acting on a tip off, a joint squad of BSF and District Force arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mangal Ram Mandavi (40), carrying cash reward of INR 1000 on his head at Kotul village under Koyelibeda Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

September 17

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two mixture machines deployed for developmental work at Murki village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A group of armed Maoists stormed into the construction site of a poultry farm being developed by the State Government and set afire two mixture machines, said Dantewada ASP G.L. Baghel. They also dropped some pamphlets and banner at the spot.

Violent

September 17

Chatra District of Jharkhand

A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Maheshi Yadav alias Banarsi alias Raghubansh, wanted in Bihar and Jharkhand especially in the border region, surrendered before Jharkhand DGP D.K. Pandey in Chatra District of Jharkhand. Commenting on his surrender Jharkhand Police Spokesperson S.N. Pradhan said "He was the zonal commander of Kauleshwari zone which is spread across Chatra, Gaya, and Palamu districts on the border. It is considered one of the strongest zones in the two states." He carried reward of INR 500,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

September 18

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, identified as Shashikant Tekam (39), was arrested by a joint squad of BSF and District Force in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

September 18

Warangal District of Telangana

Telangana Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres of the Khammam-Karimnagar-Warangal committee in Eturunagaram forest area of Warangal District. The three men arrested were identified as Kovasi Ganga alias Mahesh (23), Vetti Bheemalu (20), Pujari Kistaiah (30).

Non-Violent

September 18

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two CPI-Maoist militia members, identified as Bonangi Suribabu and Pujaari Narayana Rao, from the Korukonda area were arrested by the Visakha Rural Police in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent

September 18

Gaya District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Subhra Munda, was arrested while few others managed to escape during a joint combing operation of SFs at Baskatwa forest in Gaya District of Bihar.  SSP Manu Maharaj said after getting information that some Maoists were camping in the forest, a joint team of SFs cordoned off the area and launched search operation. At least 200 rounds of fire were exchanged during the operation. The SSP added the exchange of firing continued till September 18. The Police have recovered 27 cartridges, five mobile phones, three mobile chargers and five solar plates.

Non-Violent

September 18

Malkangiri District of Odisha

381 CPI-Maoist supporters surrendered before Malkangiri Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Maoist supporters were from seven remote villages of Materu panchayat under Podia block of the District. The supporters marched to the Malkangiri District Police Headquarters in a group to surrender before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. Since August 31, there has been a rise in the number of surrenders by Maoist elements in Malkangiri District. Till now around 758 Maoist supporters including militias from remote Maoist-prone regions of the District have surrendered.

Non-Violent

September 18

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a civilian, identified as Rupesh Chandra Gope (40), at Badagudru village under Jatia Police Station limits in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Michael S. Raj, SP, West Singhbhum District said “Yes, Rupesh was close with the Police, creating an impression among the rebels that he was a Police informer. The rebels have killed the man, suspecting him to be the informer.”

Violent

September 18

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

The para-military forces and the Maoists were engaged in an encounter at Tikri forest in Burudih under Ghatshila Police Station area of East Singhbhum District, Jharkhand. The security personnel recovered a rifle, a pistol, gelatin sticks, explosives including bomb making material, and Maoist literature from the encounter spot.

Violent

September 18

Gaya District of Bihar

In Gaya District of Bihar, SFs destroyed a Maoist training camp during an operation in Baskatwa hilly terrain, adjacent to the Jharkhand border. Six rebels, including a senior leader, were also arrested. Apart from walkie-talkies, IEDs and illegal arms and ammunition were also recovered. Gaya SSP Manu Maharaaj said: "Security forces found a full-fledged hospital being run by the Maoists in the deep forests, which share border with Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. The hospital used to treat rebels injured in encounters with security personnel."

Non-Violent

September 19

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a ‘divisional committee member’ from Chhattisgarh - identified as Sunadhar - were killed in an encounter with SFs near Bhejaguda forest under Malkangiri Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha.  Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said Sunadhar carried a reward of INR 500, 000 on his head. Identity of the other two Maoists killed in the encounter has not been ascertained. The SP added the encounter took place between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. when a troupe of DVF of Malkangiri District had stumbled upon a secret camp of Maoists at the encounter spot. When the Maoists opened fire the SFs retaliated. Exchange of fire continued for around 15 minutes. Unable to face the fire power of security personnel, three Maoists in the camp died at the spot while the rest managed to escape.

Violent

September 19

Koraput District of Odisha

The Maoists have opposed ‘Operation Bluemoon’ launched by the Koraput District administration in Narayanpatna and Bandhugaon blocks recently. Maoist leader and ‘secretary’ of the Srikakulam-Koraput Divisional Committee Daya through letters sent to media persons in Koraput District demanded a stop to the operation accusing the administration of trying to construct roads for establishment of BSF camps in Bandhugaon and Narayanpatna blocks to suppress the Maoist movement.

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September 19

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A Maharashtra Police Sub-inspector - Tejas Mohite – was injured during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest of Naingunda between Kotmi and Kasansoor under Etapalli taluka of Gadchiroli District. Police said that Mohite was part of a joint operation squad of C-60 commandos.

Violent

September 19

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of Police and BSF personnel discovered a 10 kg 'tiffin bomb' near Charre-Marre valley under Antagarh Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A Police official said that while patrolling under Antagarh Police Station limits, the security personnel spotted a wire along the road and discovered the bomb upon a closer search.

Non-Violent

September 20

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as Trinath Madhi, under Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha, suspecting him to be a ‘Police informer.’ The body of the villager was found in a pool of blood on the outskirts of the village. Sources said about 20 armed Maoists reached Tembrupalli village around midnight and dragged Madhi from his house at gun-point to a nearby forest. They reportedly held a Jan Adalat before killing him.

Violent

September 20

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A gun-fight broke out between SF and the CPI-Maoist cadres near Halanjur forests in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh following which a powerful IED was also recovered. The skirmish took place when a joint team of ITBP and District Force were out on an anti-Maoist operation under Sitagaon Police Station limits. On sensing Police near Halanjur forest, a group of Maoists opened fire on them. Later, a 10 kg IED, electric wire, Maoist posters and banners and other related materials were recovered.

Violent
September 20

Chatra District of Jharkhand

A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, who was wanted in many cases in Bihar's Rohtas District, was arrested during a joint raid in Chatra District of Jharkhand. Sadar police station in-charge Ashok Ram said Santosh Bhuiya was living in a rented accommodation in Marwari muhalla in Chatra town area. A team of Bihar and Chatra Police personnel was tracing his mobile number and later raided the locality.

Non-Violent
September 21

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A powerful IED weighing 50 kg, suspected to have been planted by CPI-Maoist, was unearthed by SFs from a road in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Narayanpur ASP OP Sharma said the IED was unearthed when the CRPF’s 139th battalion was on an anti-Maoist operation on Narayanpur-Antagarh road under Narayanpur Police Station limits.

Non-Violent
September 21

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A 15-kg IED, allegedly planted by the CPI-Maoist, was unearthed by Police in a forest area under Katekalyan Police Station limits in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada District.

Non-Violent
September 22

Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa announced creation of special cells at a cost of INR 94.8 million in 10 border Districts to prevent Naxalite activities. “The cells will be set up at Tiruvallur, Vellore, Erode, Udagamandalam, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Dindigul, Virudunagar, Tiruvelveli and Kanyakumari districts,” she said, while replying to the demands for grants for Home Department.

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September 23

West Bengal

Personnel of the bomb squad of the West Bengal CID have found a bag full with explosives from Falaknuma Express at Howrah railway station. Officials suspect that the bag has been transported from Secunderabad by the down Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Express, according to preliminary reports. Unclaimed pipe like objects were recovered from a reserved compartment of the express train, which were found to be low intensity landmines.

Non-Violent
September 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma District, citing disappointment with the alleged exploitation of lower rank cadres by senior Maoist leaders and violence, reports ptinews.com. The cadres have been identified as Sushil Korsa alias Deva (23) and Ashok Tati (22). Ashok was a member of section 'A' of military platoon no. 26 of the CPI-Maoist active in Darbha region, and has been instrumental in executing several violent incidents in the region. He carried a reward of INR 200,000. Similarly, Sushil who was working as head of Chetna Natya Mandli (CNM)- a cultural wing of Maoists in Jagargunda area, was part of guerrilla squads that executed various deadly incidents in south Bastar. He carried a reward of INR 100,000.

Non-Violent
September 23

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda said, “Under patronage of Maoists, smuggling of timber, wild animal skins and their body parts is taking place in Chhattisgarh and its bordering States”. The Minister was interacting with media persons at the Raipur Press Club.

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September 24

Sukma District of Chhttisgarh

A COBRA trooper was critically injured in a bomb explosion near Timilwada village of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. “Devraj Cherpa of the 206 COBRA battalion accidentally put his foot on a pressure bomb planted by Maoists near Timilwada village. He was rushed to Dornapal for treatment of multiple injuries,” said Santosh Singh, ASP, Sukma District.

Violent
September 24

New Delhi

The Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh said that Naxal-related violence has come down by 35 per cent due to efforts of the SFs. “Due to the brave efforts of the CRPF personnel, there has been a 35 per cent reduction in incidents in the LWE-affected States,” he said releasing a graphic booklet on CRPF in New Delhi.

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September 25

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist released the two brothers they had abducted from the tribal village of Karlapodar in Munchingput mandal in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh after conducting an inquiry. The Karlapodar upa-sarpanch Vantala Dhanujaya and his brother Vantala Neelakantham, who is a Sakshara Bharat coordinator, were kidnapped by Maoists on September 23 night as they were suspected of being ‘Police informers’. According to sources, the duo was interrogated by Maoists led by AOB leader Ganesh at a praja court held in a remote area on the AOB. Around 50 Maoists, including woman cadres, were present at the meeting, sources added.

Non-Violent
September 25

Bastar District  of Chhattisgarh

Bastar District Police of Chhattisgarh arrested seven persons and seized 1,750 kg of explosives from them. The Police said the explosives were sent to the CPI-Maoist. “We have seized 750 kg of Gelatin, 1,000 kg of Ammonium Nitrate, a big bundle of cardex wire, eight fake number plates of four-wheelers and three cars being used to supply the material to Maoists,” S.R.P. Kalluri, IGP, Bastar Range, said in a statement. Gourishankar Mohanty, Anil Kumar Jena, Bhushan Kumar Gonda, Rajendra, Uttam Swain and Sujit Pani were arrested along with Kamalakanta Swain, a mining engineer. All are from Odisha.

Non-Violent
September 25

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Eighty-eight CPI-Maoist supporters surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha while the Maoists observed a dawn-to-dusk bandh in the District to protest against continuing surrender of rural Maoist elements in the District. The supporters included dozen militias and one village committee member of Maoists. They all belonged to Badaliguda village under Kalimela Police Station limits.

Non-Violent
September 25

Telangana

CPI-Maoist Karimnagar-Khammam-Warangal ‘secretary’ Damodar has warned the Telangana State Government of payback for the September 15 encounter in which two Maoists, Shruti and Vidyasagar Reddy, were killed by the Police in Warangal District. He also called for a bandh on September 28 in the three districts in protest against the encounter.

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September 25

Koraput District of Odisha

Police recovered around three quintals of explosive in semi-liquid form in Koraput District of Odisha and arrested a person for transporting them in an SUV. The arrested has been identified as Subala Choudhury, a resident of Chhattisgarh, said Police.

Non-Violent
September 26

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two cadres including a female cadre, of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with a joint team of District Reserve Guard, DF and STF in Gangaloor area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The joint squad of SF personnel engaged in anti-Naxal exercise had gunfight with insurgents in restive forest patch close to Pushnar village falling under limits of Gangaloor Police Station during morning hours, said Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela. Two rebels were gunned down in the encounter and Police personnel have also recovered the bodies of slain Naxals, said Elesela, adding that two firearms and some other articles were also recovered from the encounter spot.

Violent
September 26

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of armed Maoists set ablaze a JCB machine heading towards Kongupalli to undertake some work for installation of a mobile tower in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place around six kilometers from the District headquarters during morning hours, said Police. After being informed about the incident, Police and fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

Violent
September 26

Gaya District of Bihar

Two CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Police in Gaya District of Bihar, wishing to be integrated into the mainstream. The Bihar Police has been running a campaign called ‘Operation Vishwas’, or ‘Operation Believe’, wherein they encourage those beguiled by LWEs into a life of crime and exploitation, to join mainstream.

Non-Violent
September 27

Palamu District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a poclain machine used in construction of a bridge in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The Maoists also beat up the labourers.

Violent
September 27

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

SFs unearthed a CPI-Maoist camp after a gun-battle with them in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. “The face-off between a joint team of security personnel and rebels took place in restive Chalechur hills under Korar Police Station limits on Saturday,” Kanker SP, Jitendra Singh Meena, said.

Violent
September 27

NS

The CRPF DG Prakash Mishra has said Maoists' writ runs in large swathes of south Chhattisgarh, posing the "biggest challenge" for SFs deployed for anti-Maoist operations. He said "South Chhattisgarh continues to pose the biggest challenge for Security Forces where almost 11,000 sq kms has no presence of Security Forces which gives Maoists the liberty to unleash their free reign. However, it is only a matter of time before the void is filled."

Statement
September 28

Bihar

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar, SFs have arrested over 900 hardened criminals in the past three weeks, during the special drive launched in the districts going to polls in the first and the second phase. 55 of them were LWEs. Sources said SFs were engaged in 15 encounters with the LWEs.

Statement
September 28

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 24 CPI-Maoist cadres, four of them women and a dozen carrying rewards ranging from INR 1000,00 to INR 5000,00 on their head, surrendered before Kondagaon District Police of Chhattisgarh. The Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri was present on the occasion. Some of them were identified as Somori alias Kunti (28), carrying a reward of INR 5000,00, Badru Korram alias Jairam Korram (22), Sunita Nag (28) carrying INR 3000,00 reward each, and Dashru Koreti, Sajontin alias Dashri Kumeti, Dashru Ram Hidko alias Sandeep (25), Bijnu alias Baijan Singh (28), Jhitku, Vedram alias Sanjay (26), Laddi alias Santer Badde (25), Raj Bedia (50) and Ramji Ram (27), all carrying INR 1000,00 reward each.

Non-Violent
September 28

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

An Auxiliary Constable of Chhattisgarh Police was abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when Kudium Pandu (30), who was posted in Farsegad Police camp of Bijapur, was returning to his base camp after attending funeral of his mother-in-law in Talmendri village. “Kudium Pandu was returning to his base camp on a motorcycle along with two students from Talmendri village. Some Maoists stopped him a few kilometres away from Talmendri, tied his hands and took him along with them. The ultras did not abduct the students but asked them to take away Kudium Pandu’s motorcycle. The students came to Farsegad and informed Police about the abduction,” said Bijapur SP K.L. Dhruv. Earlier Kudium Pandu worked as a Special Police Officer (SPO) during Salwa Judum (anti-Maoist vigilante force) days before joining Chhattisgarh Police as an Auxiliary Constable in 2011.

Violent
September 28

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A local journalist, Santosh Yadav, working in Bastar region was arrested and booked under the Chhattisgarh Public Safety Act by the Bastar Police. He writes for two vernacular dailies and is a popular journalist for his fearless reporting. However, Bastar SP Ajay Yadav refused to consider him a journalist.

Non-Violent
September 29

Giridih District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres beheaded a civilian, identified as Nimai Goswami (40), at Nawatard area on Giridih-Tundi road under Taratard Police Station area of Giridih District, Jharkhand branding him as a ‘Police informer.’

Violent
September 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

An Auxiliary Constable of Chhattisgarh Police - Kudium Pandu (30) - abducted by the CPI-Maoist on September 28 from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh was found dead. His body was discovered on the Talmendri-Farsegad Road. However, the Maoists had not left behind any note. According to some sources, Pandu’s brother-in-law Dilip Bedja heads a Maoist squad in Farsegad area.

Violent
September 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

An active member of Maoists’ small action team, identified as Hidma Podiyami (30), carrying cash reward of INR 2000,00, on his head was arrested by Police from Padarpara village under Nelasnar Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
October 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Large quantity of explosive materials hidden by CPI-Maoist was seized by BSF personnel in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said the seized explosives included 930 gelatine sticks. They were unearthed from a secret dump of Maoists inside the Rajalkonda forest under Kalimela Police Station.

Non-Violent
October 1

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A Constable - Manaru Ram Banjam - was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at Burgum village under Burgum Police Station limits during evening hours when the victim was attending prayer in a temple.

Violent
October 2

Rohtas District of Bihar

SFs recovered three can bombs, wire and LWE literature from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Rohtas District of Bihar.  The SFs comprising the CRPF and the Rohtas Police launched a search operation in Dumarkhoha forests from where they seized three can bombs, one of which weighing five kg and two others at two kg each, besides wire and LWE literature, SP Manavjeet Singh Dhillon said.

Non-Violent
October 2

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Maoists have denied terrorizing villagers in the cut-off area of Malkangiri District of Odisha and accused Police of trying to defame the outfit by spreading rumours. In a letter to media persons, ‘secretary’ of Malkangiri-Vishaka Division, Benu said "We have neither harmed anyone nor asked people to leave their villages. Police are luring people with false promises of jobs, houses and training at Chitrakonda and Malkangiri and spreading rumours that they are leaving villages due to Maoist fear." The Maoist leader appealed to the villagers to return to their respective villages and live without any fear. "We work for the development of the tribals," the letter said.

Statement
October 3

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A constable of CRPF was injured in an explosion that took place in Gorgunda village under Polampalli Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The constable identified as Devendra Kumar suffered multiple injuries in the blast, said Sukma ASP.

Violent
October 4

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A tribal, Arjun Khara (50), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Kandhabuda village under Mathili Police Station of Malkangiri District in Odisha. His bullet ridden body was located in the forest near Kandhabuda in the morning. A handwritten letter in the name of CPI-Maoist was found near the body. Through the letter Maoists alleged that the victim was a police informer for which he had been punished. The Maoist letter also alleged that Arjun was behind encounter between security forces and Maoist near Madkapadar panchayat in the past in which a Maoist cadre had been killed. According to sources this encounter had occurred around a year back. Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra reiterated that Arjun was a commoner having no links with Police.

Violent
October 4

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered two IEDs, allegedly planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, from separate places in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker District. While an explosive weighing 10 kg was unearthed from Bande Police Station area, another of 5 kg was recovered from Siksod Police Station limits, Kanker SP Jitendra Singh Meena told.

Non-Violent
October 4

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A 36-year-old CPI-Maoist cadre who was allegedly involved in the May 25, 2013 Darbha valley attack on Congress leaders, has been arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada District, a senior Police officer said. The rebel identified as Joga Madkami was apprehended by a joint team of security forces from Chikanpal Patelpara village under Katekalyan Police Station limits.

Non-Violent

October 5

Kalahandi District of Odisha

There was an exchange of fire between the SOG troopers and CPI-Maoist cadres during a combing operation inside the Jugsaipatna Reserve Forest area in the Kalahandi District of Odisha. It was learnt that a Maoist team led by Odisha State Committee ‘secretary’ of CPI-Maoist, Modem Balkrishnan alias Manoj, managed to escape from the operation site inside the jungle. Police recovered large quantities of various items including kits, medicine stock, 24 detonators, one tiffin bomb and Maoist literature from the abandoned Maoist camp.

Violent

October 5

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist, which has stepped up its activity after the AP Government made its intention clear to exploit bauxite in the Visakha Agency, abducted three TDP members of G.K. Veedhi mandal from their houses in Kothaguda village in Visakhapatnam District. The three are TDP mandal party president Mamidi Balayya Padal, senior leader Vandalam Balayya and District committee member Mukkala Mahesh.

Violent

October 6

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Harish Mandavi (22), carrying INR 1000,00 cash reward on his head surrendered before the Police in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. He was a member of Malangir local guerrilla squad.

Non-Violent

October 6

Angul District of Odisha

With reports of at least 50 CPI-Maoist cadres including 15 women holding a meeting in Khrusnachakragarh village within the Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary limits in Angul District of Odisha, the combing operation continues in the area to flush out the Maoists. Locals said Maoists interacted with them and inquired about the problems they were facing in the village, which is located 30 km away from Angul town. The Maoists had dinner in the village and escaped into the forest late in the night.

Non-Violent

October 7

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs at Chandameta village forest under Darbha Police Station limits in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The gun battle also led to the rescue of some villagers held hostage by the Maoists. Bastar’s ASP Vijay Pandey said acting on a specific input about some people from Kandanar village being held hostage by the Maoists inside the forest, the joint squad of State Police’s District Reserve Group and CRPF was dispatched to carry out searches. While they were cordoning off the forest area near Chandameta the exchange of fire took place. Thereafter, during a search at the spot, the body of a woman Maoist was found. A .315 bore and some .12 bore guns were also recovered. The slain Maoist has been identified as Piso.

Violent

October 7

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of SFs arrested three Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A team of DF and CoBRA arrested the three cadres, identified as Kawasi Somdu (30), Banjam Bheema (25) and Mandavi Rama (30), from Bhadrachalam region, said Sukma SP D. Shravan, adding that Somdu carried cash reward of INR 300,000 on his head while Bheema was carrying a reward of INR 100,000. Somdu was active in the region as a ‘commander’ of section-A under platoon number-4 and Bheema worked as ‘militia commander’ while Rama operated as a lower rank cadre.

Non-Violent

October 7

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were arrested from a passenger train in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Following a tip-off about the presence of two Maoists in a passenger train running between Visakhapatnam and Kirandul, Police swung into action and arrested the duo, said Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap, adding that the State Government had declared cash reward of INR 1000,00 each on them. The arrested Maoists were identified as Rajesh Bhaskar (20) and Mangal (22).

Non-Violent

October 7

Sukma District  of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists surrendered before Sukma District Police of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists were identified as Padam Raju (20) and Tati Masa (30). Raju a ‘deputy commander’ of Badesetti LOS carried a reward of INR 300,000 while Palachalma LOS member Tati carried a reward of INR 100,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

October 7

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a search operation by a joint team of Police and CRPF personnel in Tuti Jharna area of Luggu Hill under Mahuataad Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The accused includes a woman and her brother-in-law, said the Police. They were active members of the squad under Maoist ‘commander’ Santosh Mahto, said Kumar. "The accused, identified by police as Hiralal Tuddu and Surajmuni, confessed to their involvement in the attack launched on police personnel ahead of Lok Sabha polls in 14," said Kumar.

 Non-Violent

October 7

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A ‘commander’ and another ‘deputy commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, also a married couple, surrendered before the Gadchiroli District Police of Maharashtra. The surrenders took the tally to 29 so far this year. Maharu Mudiyami, alias Sukku, former ‘commander’ of Platoon 18, surrendered along with his wife Girija Jhuri, ex-deputy commander of Bhamragarh-Gatta dalam. While Mudyami carried a reward of INR 1.2 million on his head, Girija carried a reward of INR 600,000. The two had served the movement together for more than a decade.

Non-Violent

October 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Four troopers of the CoBRA were injured in separate incidents in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. While three personnel were hurt during a gunbattle between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres in Tetri forests under Bhejji Police Station area, another sustained injuries in an IED blast in Chintagufa area, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. A constable identified as Mohan Patil, of the CoBRA's 206 battalion, accidently came in contact of the IED hidden beneath the soil that exploded injuring his legs, he said.

Violent

October 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered two powerful IEDs - suspected to have been planted by Maoists- from Injram-Bhejji road under the Bhejji police station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The explosives were packed in steel containers. While one IED weighed 30 kilograms, another was around 20 kilograms, he added.

Non-Violent

October 8

Bhojpur District of Bihar

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from ‎Ajimabad Police Station area in Bhojpur District of Bihar.  Ara SP Navin Chandra Jha said, "During a combing operation ahead of assembly polls, the security personnel arrested three members of CPI (Maoist) and seized five cylinder bombs, ‎two can bombs, six electronic detonators from their possession." He further added that the Maoists have confessed that they were carrying the explosives to use them before election. Bhojpur is going to polls in the third phase of Bihar assembly election, polling date on October 26. The Maoists have declared boycott of the assembly election.

Non-Violent

October 8

Rayagada District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist woman cadre, identified as Sarada Sabar (38) alias Sukumari, who had gone underground since 2012 surrendered in Rayagada District of Odisha before the SP K. Siva Subramani. Earlier, she was a key armed cadre of Bansadhara Division of the CPI-Maoist while it was being led by Sabyasachi Panda, Uday and Azad. Several cases related to Maoist violence were pending against her who hailed from Pataguda village under Padmapur Police Station in Rayagada District.

Non-Violent

October 8

Gumla District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a 20-year-girl, identified as Sanjeeta Kumari, whose blood-stained body was found near the hills of Gumla in Jharkhand. Kumari, who also went by the name of Guddi, was lured into the outlaw group when she was 11 by a neighbour and transformed from a cook into a crack shot, serving under the Maoist banner for eight years, before she decided to return to mainstream.

Violent

October 8

Malkangiri District of Odisha

An exchange of fire between SF personnel belonging to CoBRA battalion and CPI-Maoist cadres took place in a forest under Balimela Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. No injury or casualty was reported from either side, said Police. "Our men spotted around 10 Maoists in Tumbapadar forest. They fired on seeing our men and we retaliated. The exchange of fire which started around 3 am continued for next 20 to 30 minutes," said deputy commandant S Kumar of the CoBRA unit stationed at Govindpally.

Violent

October 9

Gaya District of Bihar

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sunil Dangi, along with material used for landmine explosions and other documents in Gaya District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

October 9

Karimnagar District of Telangana

Following ill-health, CPI-Maoist dalam ‘commander’ Burra Baghya alias Aruna has surrendered before Karimnagar District of Telangana, SP, D Joel Davis. In a press note, the SP said that the Baghya, a native of Subhashnagar locality in Husnabad mandal, joined the group when she was studying Intermediate in 1998. She worked as dalam member in Karimnagar (Telangana), Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The SP had immediately shifted the surrendered Naxalite to a hospital for treatment. He promised to provide reward amount of INR 500,000 and other government rehabilitation to her.

Non-Violent

October 9

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Shankar Wadde (30), working as SPO, was shot dead outside Mallumpodur village in Bhamragarh tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra by cadres of the CPI-Maoist who had earlier abducted him on October 6 from his home. In the past too, Wadde was abducted on two occasions by Maoists but was spared. SP, Gadchiroli, Sandip Patil said Bhamragarh LOS was likely involved in cold-blooded murder. The Maoists, after having murdered Wadde, also ensured they left behind their pamphlets owning up the murder and labelling the victim as ‘Police informer’.

Violent

October 9

Jajpur District of Odisha

An 18 year old woman Maoist surrendered before of the Police in Jajpur District of Odisha. "The surrendered Maoist Namasi alias Sasmita Gundia (18)  daughter of Madan Gundia  of village Gokhata  under Kalinganagar Police Station in  Jajpur District . She was working under the leadership of another Maoist leader Sushil”, said SP, Anup Sahoo.

Non-Violent

October 9

Boudh District of Odisha

A woman Maoist from Chhattisgarh, Jyoti Madkami alias Susmita, who had INR 400,000 reward on her head in Odisha surrendered before Police in Boudh District of Odisha. She was an ACM rank member of KKBN division of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

October 10

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two constables of CRPF sustained injuries in an IED blast in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The blast took place in Murdandha village falling in Awapalli Police Station limits in the morning, said Bijapur’s ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela.

Violent

October 10

Godda District of Jharkhand

Two troopers of the SSB were killed when CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a joint team of SSB and District armed Police conducting a special operation near Katahaldih under Sundar Pahari Police Station of Godda District of Jharkhand. Police spokesperson S N Pradhan said that Police have recovered one SLR left behind by the Maoists. "The Maoists ran away as security forces retaliated with force. They have also suffered heavy injuries," he said. No dead body of Maoist has, however, been recovered so far.

Violent

October 10

Ernakulam District of Kerala

The Ernakulam rural Police of Kerala arrested an ‘area commander’ of the PLGA, armed wing of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Jitendar Oraon, native of the Latehar District in Jharkhand. Investigations revealed that Jitendar was in constant touch with Bada Vikas, a Maoist leader in Jharkhand and had coordinated activities of the party in the region.

Non-Violent

October 10

Malkangiri District of Odisha

37 persons, suspected to be Maoist elements, from Ralegada village of cut off area of Balimela reservoir under Chitrakonda Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha were rounded up by personnel of SOG. They were located inside the forest, while the SOG personnel were continuing combing operation basing on intelligence reports regarding a Maoist camp operating in the region.

Non-Violent

October 10

Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a Government middle school at Srendag under Herhunj Police Station limits in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Maoists numbering 20 to 25 used multiple landmines to bring down three of the five rooms of the school. The Maoists were led by Sarwanji.

Violent

October 11

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist has called for a bandh in the Vizag Agency areas of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh on October 12 and 13 demanding the TDP government withdraw move to mine bauxite in the Agency area.

Statement

October 11

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Personnel of BSF unearthed a secret CPI-Maoist dump of arms and ammunition in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Acting on a tip off regarding presence of Maoists, BSF personnel had started a search operation in Pitakonda forest under Kalimela Police Station and seized the Maoist dump which included three SBML guns, two spare barrels of guns, one hand grenade, one magazine of AK-47 rifle, 18 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, five detonators, other things of Maoist use like their propaganda materials, clothes, medicines etc.

Non-Violent

October 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, identified as Podiyami Kanna, was killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Errabor weekly market under Errabor Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Maoists had killed Kanna’s father two years ago.

Violent

October 11

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists set ablaze a truck and allegedly abducted its helper in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur District, Police said.

Violent

October 11

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

East Godavari District Police of Andhra Pradesh arrested CPI-Maoist State committee member and secretary of the party’s Khammam District committee Eruvu Shiva Reddy alias Kiran (38), along with a registered medical practitioner in the forest area under Etapaka Police Station limits. They were produced before the media on October 12. Shiva Reddy was an accused in 73 cases including 27 charges of murder in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhattisgarh States and a reward of INR 2 million was announced on his arrest by the Government.

Non-Violent

October 12

Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist east division committee has said the Government would be responsible for any harm befalling the three TDP men in its captivity if it failed to announce within two days that bauxite would not be exploited in Visakha Agency. A press release from the committee also demanded that the Government stop combing operations by Police parties in Agency.

Statement

October 12

Gaya District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Vinod Yadav, was arrested during a joint operation in Mathurapur village in Gaya District of Bihar. SSP Manu Maharaj said that on the basis of information obtained from the arrested Maoist, the Police seized four cane bombs, each weighing 30 kg from Mathurapur village. A large quantity of explosives was also recovered from Dumaria village and other places falling under Imamganj Assembly constituency, the SSP added.

Non-Violent

October 12

Malkangiri District of Odisha

One hundred-and-fifty-six CPI-Maoist supporters including 25 militia members surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. They reached the Malkangiri District Police Headquarters to express their desire before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. They were from remote Darvaguda and Bodliguda villages under Kalimela Police Station limits. There were 48 women and 28 children in this group. Eleven Maoists from Bodliguda, 14 from Darvaguda and one village committee member of CPI-Maoist from Darvaguda were part of this group of surrendering Maoist supporters.

Non-Violent

October 13

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was injured in an IED blast in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the incident occurred along the forested Chintagufa-Burkapal axis when Constable D. Mani of the 74th battalion of the CRPF deployed in the south Bastar area for anti- CPI-Maoist duties and his team was out to sanitise a helipad for the landing of a chopper.

Violent

October 13

Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh

Special Police teams combing at Ranasinghi in Salur mandal of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh and cadres of the CPI-Maoist exchanged fire and there were no casualties on either side. Confirming reports of the exchange of fire that lasted for over 15 minutes, SP Navdeep Singh Grewal said that the combing party chanced upon a ‘sentry’ of some eight to nine Maoists who were camping in the jungle. On seeing the special Police they fired at the team. The exchange of firing continued for 15 minutes and they escaped under the cover of darkness.

Violent

October 14

Andhra Pradesh

The three abducted members of the ruling TDP of G.K. Veedhi mandal were released by the Maoists after 10 days of captivity.

Non-Violent

October 14

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

The Police and para-military forces had a fierce encounter with an armed squad of CPI-Maoist at Joheragora jungle under Tamar Police Station area in Ranchi District of Jharkhand bordering Seraikela-Kharsawan District.

Violent

October 14

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A powerful IED was recovered by SFs at National Highway No. 30 in Chhattisgarh's Sukma District.

Non-Violent

October 14

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs undertaking combing operation arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District, Police said. The arrested insurgents were identified as Madkami Dotel (28) and Madkami Somaru (20), said Sukma ASP Santosh Singh, elaborating that Dotel was carrying cash reward of INR 2,000 on his head. From their possession, SFs seized some conventional arms, added Singh.

Non-Violent

October 14

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Bihar Police recovered a live bomb weighing around 25 kilograms which was reportedly placed by CPI-Maoist under a bridge in the Dhangai area of Bihar’s Aurangabad District.

Non-Violent

October 15

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers, identified as Suma Madakami and Rama Madhi, at Kanagoda area under Kalimela Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to sources, a group of Maoists raided the village and took them away in the night of October 14. Their bodies were found near the village next morning. The Maoists killed the duo suspecting them to be ‘Police informers’, the sources added.

Violent

October 16

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two labourers were injured in a pressure bomb explosion suspected to have been planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres near an under construction road in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

October 16

Gajapati District of Odisha

SFs recovered two powerful tiffin bombs from Adava in Gajapati District of Odisha. "The explosives, suspected to have been planted by the Maoists, were recovered from the Kattama-Baliganda route during a combing operation carried out jointly by the CRPF, the district voluntary force and police," said SP Satyajit Nayak. The two tiffins contained IEDs weighing 47 kg each.

Non-Violent

October 16

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted two tribals from Mundaguda village under Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha accusing them to be Police informers. According to Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, one of these abducted persons has returned on October 17. “After he reaches his home we would try to find out the reason behind his abduction,” said the SP. Search is on to trace the other abducted person, he added.

Violent

October 16

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Four Andhra Pradesh-based Maoists, allegedly involved in a number of crimes including abduction of IAS officer R. Vineel Krishna four years ago, were arrested by the Police from a forest in Odisha’s Malkangiri District. They were identified as Kera Shriramulu, K. Nageswar Rao, Banda Prasad and Jayasingh Bunjibabu.

Non-Violent

October 17

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a Police warden - Pindu Pungati - at Ghotpadi village in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. The Maoists eliminated Pindu suspecting him to be a SPO. It is learnt that a group of Maoists dragged the victim out of his residence before firing a shot in his head from close quarters. A police warden gets an honorarium of INR 500 from the Government. The SPOs are paid INR 3,000 for their services. Pungati came on Maoists’ radar after his honorarium was increased to INR 3,000 for participating in developmental works under Government schemes.

Violent

October 17

Palakkad District of Kerala

A team of Police officials from Attappady and a five-member gang of suspected CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire deep in the forests bordering the Kadukumanna tribal hamlet in the Silent Valley forests, about 15 km from Mukkali in Palakkad District of Kerala.

Violent

October 17

Kerala

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has condemned the attack on a Police party by armed Maoists at Attappady.

Statement

October 18

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The leader of the Malkangiri, Visakhapatnam and Koraput border division committee of the CPI-Maoist, Venu, lashed out at Malkangiri District SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra for carrying out a false propaganda against the Maoists. He alleged that cops have been keeping arms and explosives in dumps only to take them out later and announce that they have unearthed Maoist dumps.

Statement

October 18

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted two vendors in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at weekly market place of Yampur village under Pamed Police Station limits during morning hours, said Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela. The two vendors were identified as Jetti Ramkrishna (45) and Vemula Sathish (25).

Violent

October 19

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed one of the two abducted villagers in Malkangiri District, who were reportedly abducted from Mundaguda village under Mathili Police Station limits on October 16 night. Body of Dambaru Sagadia, one of two abducted villagers, was found with throat slit near the Kansariputa Chhak in the District.

Violent
October 19

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two troopers of CoBRA were injured when they stepped on a pressure bomb planted by CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest under Basaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Earlier in the morning, a fierce gun fight broke out between SF personnel and Maoists when the former were cordoning off a forested patch near Chhote Tarrem village during their operation in Basaguda area. Later, 6-8 pipe bombs, pitthu (bags), Naxal posters, banners and other related materials were recovered.

Violent
October 19

Khunti District of Jharkhand

SFs arrested five CPI-Maoist cadres in a raid in the jungle between villages Johohatu-Chandor in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
October 20

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered three powerful IEDs, planted by CPI-Maoist cadres from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of SFs recovered the explosives, weighing 20 kg each, while carrying out an anti-Maoist operation under Kistaram Police Station area of the District.

Non-Violent
October 20

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of STF and District Reserve Group arrested three Maoists from a forest close to Jaggavaram village falling under Bhejji Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested were identified as Kalmu Joga (20), Kalmu Sanna (45) and Sodi Hinga (35). During the course of interrogation, the trio admitted of being active in the outfit as Janmilitia members.

Non-Violent
October 20

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Gadchiroli Police of Maharashtra recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from a secret CPI-Maoist dump in the forest of Tonder near Damrancha under Jimulgatta Sub-Division earlier this week in South Gadchiroli. The firearms recovered included one bharmar rifle, one country made revolver, 15 cartridges of .303 rifle, 30 of SLR and 12 rounds of another local type. Material used for triggering IED blasts, Maoist literature, banners and pamphlets were also recovered.

Non-Violent
October 20

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres have yet again abducted another person in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The victim, Bhima Podiami was a militia with the CPI-Maoist but had surrendered before Police in 2013. A group of 30 armed Maoists arrived at Gandhipadar village at around 11 pm and dragged Bhima out of his house at gun-point. Later, they took him to the nearby forest, sources said.

Violent
October 21

Chhattisgarh

MI-17 helicopters of the IAF, deployed in Bastar region, would now open fire in self-defence when attacked by the Maoists. MI-17s are primarily used in rescue operations. “During some of these operations, the Maoists fired on the helicopters. To deal with this situation, senior police and IAF officers have decided to evolve a new strategy,” said a statement from the Chhattisgarh Police Headquarters. According to an unnamed officer in Bastar, the choppers have been authorised to fire in retaliation for a long time.

Statement
October 22

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police arrested a woman CPI-Maoist cadre carrying a reward of INR 3000,00 on her head from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.  Acting on a specific input, the cadre was apprehended from Dhurli village under Bhansi Police Station limits. She was later identified as Somli Telam (27), ‘deputy commander’ of Mirtur LOS.

Non-Violent
October 22

Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a civilian, identified as Md Asim Ansari (48), at Chunchuna village under Samri Police Station limits in Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists while taking Ansari along with them kept on beating him up saying that he was a police informer. They shot him twice a little further from the village and fled into jungles.

Violent
October 22

Bastar district of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist couple carrying cash reward on their heads, surrendered along with weapons citing disappointment with the "anti-people" activities by the CPI-Maoist in Bastar.

Non-Violent
October 23

Udupi District of Karnataka

Karnataka Police arrested a Kerala-based businessman, identified as Biju TK, in Udupi District for allegedly supplying explosive materials to CPI-Maoist. The Police recovered more than 50 kg of ammonium nitrate from his farm house in Durga Tellaur near Karkala.

Non-Violent
October 23

Khammam District of Telangana

An exchange of fire occurred between the personnel of a special party Police team and the underground cadres of CPI-ML New Democracy at Pandipampula forest area in Bayyaram mandal in Khammam District of Telangana.

Violent
October 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested as many as eight CPI-Maoist cadres including two senior leaders carrying cash rewards in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A police team undertaking anti-Naxal operation in the District arrested eight Maoists identified as Ayatu Modiyami, Kamlu Lekaam, Budhram Poyam, Sukhman Poyam, Maada Kunjami, Mangu Aayami, Rayalu Madkami and Sukhram Madkami, Police said. Ayatu was carrying a cash reward of INR 300,000 and working as ‘Deputy Commander’ of a LGS and the Government had declared cash reward INR 200,000 on head of Kamlu who was active in the region as member of platoon number-2 whereas other arrested Maoists were active in the organisation as lower rank cadres, Police further informed.

Non-Violent
October 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre identified as president of Dandakaranya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh (DKMS) Raghunath Gavde, surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh along with a country-made pistol and 13 live cartridges. During preliminary investigation, it came to light that Gavde was associated with the Maoist movement since last 15 years and has worked on various capabilities, added Police.

Non-Violent
October 24

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, including three ‘deputy commanders’ who carried a collective reward of INR 3 million on their heads, surrendered in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. They were identified as ‘deputy commander’ of 'Company four' Jaanu alias Sonu Gota (32) of Kasansur Dalam (squad), ‘deputy commander’ Rajesh Kokeshwar (27), ‘deputy commander’ Nirmala alias Sarita Note (30), Shamrao Usendi (45), Ratan Kolwe (22), Sushila Sukhnake (33) and Rammi Mahananda Potavi (21). All of the Maoists were involved in major attacks and encounters with Police in and around Gadchiroli, a Police release said.

Non-Violent
October 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists set ablaze at least 37 vehicles and machines engaged in road construction work in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “Armed Naxals last night [on Saturday] stormed three locations simultaneously on the Bhopalpatnam-Bhadrakali-Tarlaguda Road, which then enters the Telangana State, and torched 37 construction vehicles and machines,” Bijapur SP K.L. Dhruv said. After reaching the construction sites in areas falling under the Bhopalpatnam, Bhadrakali and Tarlaguda Police Station limits, the Maoists threatened the labourers there and asked them to leave the place. The Maoists then set the vehicles and machines afire and fled into the forests, said added SP Dhruv.

Violent
October 24

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A wanted Maoist, carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on his head, identified as Shivcharan Uike (25), has been arrested from Bajarpara area under Koyalibeda Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. During interrogation, Uike admitted to his involvement with the Maoist movement as an active member of platoon No 25 of Rowghat ‘area committee’ of the Maoists in north Bastar region.

Non-Violent
October 25

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Bokaro District Police in a joint operation with the CRPF arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre and recovered cash INR 50,000 and pistol from his possession at Tilya village under Mahuataad Police Station limits in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The arrested Maoist has been identified as Jaleshwar Mahto alias Jale. Mahto used to work as a levy collection agent for the Maoists in the area. He has joined the Maoist outfit seven years ago. "During Police interrogation Mahto revealed vital information about the people from whom Maoists used to collect levy. Mahto confessed that he collected the cash as levy from a contractor and was carrying to deliver it to Maoist commander Santosh Mahto, when police nabbed him," said Neeraj Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Bermo.

Non-Violent
October 25

West Bengal

Dubbing LWE as a “socio-economic issue”, Union Minister V.K. Singh, said he was opposed to the use of the armed forces in tackling CPI-Maoist in the various states. “Armed forces need to be deployed wherever the country’s borders are concerned or in regions where people endeavour to secede from the Indian union,” said Union Minister Singh. “This (Maoism) is a socio-economic problem; an issue concerning lack of infrastructure and others and the existing resources are sufficient to tackle them,” said Union Minister Singh, while addressing a function at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata, after the release of the Hindi version of his autobiography.

Statement
October 26

Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two battery vehicles between Kamaluru-Bansi railway stations of the Kothavalasa-Kirandul (KK) line in Andhra Pradesh. Sources said that though the staff in the battery cars escaped safely, the Maoists reportedly took their mobile phones and walkie-talkies.

Violent
October 26

Begusarai District / Bihar

One SAP trooper Surendra Kumar Jaiswal was beaten to death and six other Policemen, including a SHO, were injured when villagers attacked a Police team which had gone to arrest a CPI-Maoist cadre in Kushmahat village under Nima Chandpura Police Station limits in Begusarai District of Bihar. SP Manoj Kumar said on a tip-off that a Maoist operative Bauna Sada was hiding in Kushmahat village, a Police team raided the village and arrested him. However, the villagers started hurling stones at the Police team and freed the Maoist, the SP said adding, the Police opened fire in its defence.

Violent
October 27

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh State Government upgraded the security cover of State Forest Minister Mahesh Gagada to Z+ category after some rumours of “conspiracies” by the CPI-Maoist to target him appeared.

Non-Violent
October 27

Bokaro District / Jharkhand

Bokaro District Police along with CRPF’s 26th battalion unearthed a CPI-Maoist mini gun factory at Dakasadam under Mahuatand Police Station limits in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. Two Maoists, identified as Kannu Prajapati and Talo Manjhi, were arrested. Police recovered arms and ammunition from them, said Y.S. Ramesh, SP, Bokaro. 

Non-Violent
October 27

Wayanad District / Kerala

A group of armed persons, suspected to be CPI-Maoist cadres, allegedly distributed a set leaflet, carrying a call to boycott the upcoming local body elections, among local people at a Government Orphanage School at Thirunelli in Wayanad District of Kerala.

Non-Violent
October 28

Sukma District / Chhattisgarh

Three Constables of the CRPF were injured in an IED blast in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A pressure IED, planted by the Maoists, exploded near Burkapal CRPF camp of Sukma when a team of CRPF’s 74th battalion was out as a road opening party. Three CRPF men suffered injuries in the incident. The explosion took place when one trooper accidentally put his foot on the pressure IED.

Violent
October 28

Simdega District / Jharkhand

In an encounter with the CPI-Maoist in Dharmashala-Satgharwa forest of Simdega District of Jharkhand, SFs recovered several salwar suits along with other articles of day to day use. “The encounter took place early in the morning during a routine LRP in the jungles of Dharamshala. As the rebels spotted Police movement from a distant height, they started firing on the Security Forces and after a brief encounter, they succeeded in running away in different directions,” said Simdega SP, Rajiv Ranjan.

Violent
October 28

India

The UMHA has warned that some political leaders may be attacked by the CPI-Maoist. The UMHA has warned that BJP MP Giriraj Singh and TMC MP Mukul Roy may be under the radar of CPI-Maoist, as per India Today report.

Statement
October 29

Bijapur District / Chhattisgarh

A Constable of the CAF, Samund Dewangan, succumbed to injuries, after he was critically injured in a CPI-Maoist orchestrated IED blast in a forest patch close to Pandemurga village under Nelasnar Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. While combing in the forest patch, Dewangan accidentally stepped over an IED leading to the blast.

Violent
October 29

Dantewada District / Chhattisgarh

A group of heavily-armed Maoists set ablaze at least five vehicles at Gumda village under Geedam Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
October 29

Warangal District / Telangana

Wall posters that appeared near AP Rayons Factory at Kamalapur under Mangapet mandal in Warangal District of Telangana, caused commotion among people and Police. The posters were issued in the name of KKW committee ‘secretary’ Damodar. They featured a threat issued to Minister A. Chandulal, and TRS leader Umesh Reddy, holding them responsible for recent encounter in which Sruthi and Vidyasagar Reddy were killed by the Police. They threatened to kill all those responsible for the encounter.

Non-Violent
October 30

Rajnandgaon District / Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed two persons, identified as Brujlal Tulavi (27) and Anil Kalko (30) of Kergatta village in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh and threw their bodies near Sawargaon village on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border. The Maoists left a handwritten note near the bodies accusing Tulavi and Kalko of running a “secret network of police informers” in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

Violent
October 30

Kanker District / Chhattisgarh

The Maoists set ablaze 29 vehicles near Chargaon mines in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A group of 60 to 70 Maoists thrashed some drivers and cleaners of these vehicles resulting in injuries to many of them.

Violent
October 30

Bijapur District / Chhattisgarh

The Maoists set ablaze a passenger bus in Bhopalpatnam block of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. No one was hurt in the incident as the Maoists asked the passenger to alight before setting it on fire. The incident took place on Dedheda-Gorella road of Bhopalpatnam and the Maoists also left pamphlets appealing for ‘Bhopalpatnam Bandh’ in protest of the arrest of Maoist leader Bhima Singh.

Violent
October 30

Dantewada District / Chhattisgarh

The Dantewada District Police of Chhattisgarh arrested two Maoists from Jhiraka area of the District. “Bhima alias Somaru Telami and Ayata alias Budhu Barasa were arrested by the DRG on Friday. Both the Maoists were active between Bhansi and Kamalur area of Dantewada,” said a press statement issued by Dantewada Police.

Non-Violent
October 30

Adilabad District / Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a Gond tribal youth, identified as Kursenga Ballal Sha, from the remote Kheriguda village in Tiryani Revenue unit of Adilabad District of Telangana, accusing him of being a ‘Police informer’.

Violent
October 30

Coimbatore District / Tamil Nadu

Six months after five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Karumathampatti in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu, the Q branch Police submitted a 4,700-page chargesheet at a court in Coimbatore. The Maoists Roopesh, his wife Shyna, and his accomplices Anoop Mathew George, Kannan and Veeramani were arrested from a bakery at Karumathampatti.

Non-Violent
October 30

Malkangiri District / Odisha

A tribal abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, was killed by the Maoists, under Mathili Police Station area of Malkangiri District of Odisha. The body of Bhima Padiami of Dandipadar village was located in the forest near the village. Bhima along with another tribal had been abducted from their homes by a group of around 25 armed Maoists from Dandipadar village on October 16. Maoists had accused Bhima to be a ‘Police informer’. Bhima was a militia of Maoists in the past but had parted ways with the organisation and surrendered before the Police in 2013, sources said.

Violent
October 31

East Godavari District / Andhra Pradesh

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted a pastor’s son from the outskirts of Lakshmipuram village in Yetapaka mandal of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. According to ASP, of Rampachodavaram, K. Phakeerappa, a group of 15 armed Maoists went to a chapel where pastor Kannaiah lives. When told that the pastor was not at home, they took away his son Isaac (20) to the jungles.

Violent
October 31

Dantewada District / Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of DF and DRG arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoists were identified as Bheema Telami (25) and Ayatu, and the duo was active as 'jan militia' members. During interrogation it was learnt that Bheema was involved in various Naxal incidents including six killings, loot, damaging Railway property and others. Ayatu was involved in incidents which took place in the region during the recent past. The arrested Maoists were allegedly involved in setting ablaze OHE wagon on October 29, between Bhansi and Kamaloor in Dantewada District.

Non-Violent
November 1

Kondagaon District / Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of DF and DRG arrested two Maoists, identified as Lachunu Kashyap (35) and Kuldhar Kashyap (35), in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested Maoists were active members of Bedma Jan militia. A team of SF personnel while undertaking anti-Naxal exercise in the forest patches close to village Bedma under Mardapal Police Station, arrested the two Maoists. During interrogation, the duo revealed themselves as members of Bedma jan militia and admitted of being involved in various Naxal incidents.

Non-Violent

November 1

Koraput District of Odisha

Acting on a tip-off, BSF personnel neutralised a gun factory of CPI-Maoist and seized huge amount of ammunition during the raid at Turukpadu-Motawalesa reserve forest in Pottangi of Koraput District, Odisha. The seized ammunition included five country-made rifles, heat blower machine, drilling machine, live bullets and many more instruments.

Non-Violent

November 2

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed two persons on the suspicion of being ‘Police informers’ at Venkatapur under Aheri tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.  The victims, identified as Mukesh Shankar Atram (35) and Anantrao Portek (45), were reportedly helping the Police by informing them about Naxal movement. Maoists slit their throat last night, a release from Gadchiroli Police said.

Violent

November 2

Adilabad District of Telangana

CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted a tribal brother duo at Gopera under Tiryani mandal in Adilabad District of Telangana, branding them as ‘Police informers’ and anti-people. A band of 10 to 14 armed Maoists went to Gopera and took Pendur Sudhakar (40) and his brother Tukaram (35), belonging to the Gond tribe, into the nearby forests. Later, they were let off with a warning after being assaulted.

Violent

November 2

Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh

A former CPI-Maoist cadre, wanted in at least three major cases of Naxalite violence, was arrested from his hideout in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. A native of Manika area of Latehar District of Jharkhand, Govind Yadav (35), was an active member of the CPI-Maoist, apparently parted ways with the outfit around six months ago and had fled to Chittoor.

Non-Violent

November 2

Ernakulam District of Kerala

Jitendra Oraon (43), once an ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist in Jharkhand, was arrested in Ernakulam District of Kerala, where he was working as a daily wage labourer. A source in CPI-Maoist said he fled Jharkhand after the party ordered that he be killed for desertion.

Non-Violent

November 2

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Rigu Muriya (25), carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, was arrested in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. Muriya was arrested from the forests of Chema village under Mardapal Police Station limits, Kondagaon SP J. S .Watti said.

Non-Violent

November 3

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed by the SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The gun battle ensued when a group of armed Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on a joint team of CoBRA, STF and the state's DRG, who were conducting anti-Maoist operation in the region. SFs retaliated and the gunfight lasted for around two hours. The Police recovered bodies of three Maoists along with two rifles from the spot.

Violent

November 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Eight Maoists were arrested from different places in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh by a joint team of CRPF and DF. Eight Maoists identified as Santu Kuhrami, Bheema Singh, Madvi Lakhmu, Podiyami Boli, Podiyami Kumma, Badru Telam, Aaytu Kudiyam and Vijja Kudiyam were arrested from separate places falling under limits of Toynar, Awapalli and Madded Police Station.

Non-Violent

November 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs, recovered two IEDs, planted allegedly by CPI-Maoist cadres near a Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of SF personnel found the IEDs while carrying out a demining exercise near Fulbagdi Police Station on Kerlapal-Fulbagdi road, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. While one IED weighed 10 kilograms, another was of two kilograms, he said.

Non-Violent

November 4

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Police recovered a five-kilogram tiffin bomb and a pipe bomb from Mardapal Police Station area of Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. While carrying out a demining exercise between Khodsanar- Ranapal villages following a tip-off, a Police team spotted the tiffin bomb planted at an under-construction bridge, a Police official said. A detonator and 200 metres of wire were also seized from the spot. Subsequently, SF personnel recovered a pipe bomb between Mundipadar and Handapal village on the same route, he said, adding that the bombs were immediately diffused by Bomb Disposal Squad.

Non-Violent

November 4

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A joint team of Sukma Police and CRPF arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres from Lankapalli village under Chintur Police Station limits in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The arrested Maoists identified as Podiyami Somadu (28), Padam Kosa (25) and Vanjam Hirma (40), were involved in series of incidents including attack on Police personnel.

Non-Violent

November 4

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Wife of senior politburo member Kisan Da, Sheela di was arrested from Tenughat jail gate in Bokaro District of Jharkhand, immediately after being released on bail granted to her by Jharkhand High Court.

Non-Violent

November 4

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Fifteen CPI-Maoist supporters, including three militias, surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. All of them belong to remote Sangel village under Kalimela Police Station limits.

Non-Violent

November 4

Chhattisgarh

Maoist leader Vinod, who played a key role in the 2013 Maoist ambush on the Congress convoy at Jiram Ghati in Bastar District on May 25, 2013, in which 31 people were killed, is believed to have been taken hostage by his colleagues. Vinod, who heads Kanger valley area committee, an unit of CPI-Maoist functioning in Darbha region in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh, has been kept under 24-hour-vigil by Maoist cadres in a Maoist camp in forest area under Darbha area, when the local Maoist leadership got to know about his apparent bid to surrender before the Police to get medical treatment, intelligence sources said.

Violent

November 5

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Police in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Three surrendered cadres identified as Podia (25), Muiya (25) and Kosa (18) were active members of DKMS of the CPI-Maoist, while two others were Maoist militia members, who were identified as Deva (35) and Deva (40).

Non-Violent

November 5

Gaya District of Bihar

A woman Maoist, Basanti Devi alias Sona Devi (40), a resident of Beldar Bigha village under Konch Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar and ‘secretary’ of Nari Mukti Sangh since 2008, has been arrested in Bihar. 

Non-Violent

November 5

Gaya District of Bihar

A Maoist, identified as Rambilash Paswan alias Budhan Paswan, a ‘sub-zonal commander’ has been arrested from Gaya District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

November 5

Patna District of Bihar

A Maoist, identified as Kamta Ji (50), was arrested from his hideout in Digha area in Patna District of Bihar. He is a member of Bihar-Jharkhand-North Chhattisgarh ‘special area committee’.

Non-Violent

November 5

Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Police released a list of senior CPI-Maoist leaders whose children are studying in reputed institutions, and accused them of spending “extortion money” on their families. “Senior Maoist leaders stop local tribal people in insurgency-hit areas from getting even basic education. The leaders are always afraid that if the tribals receive education, the violent Maoist movement will vanish. However, they make sure that their own children are properly educated,” said a recent press statement by the Anti-Naxal Operations unit of the Maharashtra Police. The list released by the ANO also includes the son of commander of the Maoist Company, K.K. Muralidharan alias Vijayanna, who works for a software company in Kochi (Kerala).

Statement

November 6

Nabarangpur District of Odisha

Police arrested two wanted CPI-Maoist cadres from Pagharpani jungle under Raighar Police Station in Nabarangpur District of Odisha. The arrested Maoists were identified as Pundit Gond and Subedar Gond.

Non-Violent

November 6

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Residents of Kamnaguda village in Malkangiri District sought protection from the State Government, claiming that they felt harassed by Maoists and Police questioning. The members of about 40 tribal families met Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra and apprised him about their miseries.

Non-Violent

November 6

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in a fierce gun-battle with SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The exchange of fire took place in the restive area under the Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said. After the face-off, the SFs found the body of the Maoist in uniform, a gun and two pipe bombs.

Violent

November 8

Odisha

Noting that Maoist menace was already subdued in Odisha, the state's new DGP, K.B. Singh said it would be further contained by stepping up development in affected areas and keeping youths from joining rebel outfits. "We have to work against Left Wing Extremism (LWE). In Odisha, Maoist activities are already subdued... put under check," Singh said. Maoist activities would be further checked by accelerating development activities in the affected areas and motivating youths against joining the red rebels. Efforts could also be taken for providing employment to youths in Maoist-hit areas, Singh said. Steps would be taken to make the force more responsive to the public, society and community, he added.

Statement

November 9

Palakkad District of Kerala

Two camp sheds of the Forest Department in the Silent Valley National Park in Palakkad District of Kerala were found destroyed. Forest officials and Police officers suspect that these to be attacks carried out by CPI-Maoist moving around the area. One of the camp sheds was close to the Aanavari Tribal Hamlet and the inhabitants informed the forest officials of the destruction. The other camp shed was located at Thudukki Tribal Hamlet, deep inside the forest.

Non-Violent

November 9

Koraput District of Odisha

The SFs recovered huge volume of explosive materials from the CPI-Maoist stronghold at Narayanpatna and its neighbouring areas in Koraput District of Odisha during a search and combing operation.

Non-Violent

November 9

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Seven cadres of CPI-Maoist, four of them carrying reward on their heads, surrendered in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "One of them, identified as Joga (20), had worked as a ‘section deputy commander’ of platoon no. 8 and was one of the most dreaded cadres in the region," the ASP Santosh Singh said, adding that he was carrying a reward of INR 3000,00 on his head. Joga surrendered along with a muzzle-loading gun. Three more cadres, identified as Hidma, Bandi and Muda - all members of Jan Militia - were also carrying reward worth INR 3000, INR 2000 and INR 5000, respectively. Among others who also joined mainstream are Lachha, Raja and Vaga, all members of DAKMS.

Non-Violent

November 9

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, said to be mentally disturbed, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres on the suspicion of being a ‘Police informer’ in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The body of Fagu Markaam was found in the forests of Orchha Police Station limits with his throat slit, Narayanpur SP Abhishek Meena said.

Violent

November 10

Gaya District of Bihar

Two CPI-Maoist cadres including a woman surrendered before the Police in Gaya District of Bihar. They have been identified as Bachchu Yadav and Koshila Devi.

Non-Violent

November 11

Sundargarh District of Odisha

A Maoist was killed by SFs in Chandiposh forest near Rourkela in Sundargarh District of Odisha.

Violent

November 11

Khammam District of Telangana

A militia platoon section commander and five militia members of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police during two separate search operations in the forest area in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. The arrested militia platoon section commander was identified as Madavi Jogaiah of Rallapuram in Charla mandal, Police said. A country made tapancha with two live cartridges was seized from him.

Non-Violent

November 12

Sundargarh District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in a gun battle with SFs in the ongoing combing operation in Chandiposh forest near Rourkela in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Acting on intelligence inputs, the SFs comprising of State Police, SOG and CRPF had started combing operations five days ago.

Violent

November 12

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Panic prevailed in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh when a tiffin bomb was found on a main road leading to the office of the District Collector. The bomb was kept on a CPI-Maoist banner which appealed to the people “not to surrender to the police.”

Non-Violent

November 12

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The East Godavari District Police of Andhra Pradesh said the four pastors, who were allegedly abducted by the CPI-Maoist, had returned to Yetapaka along with Isaac, the son of pastor Kannaiah, in the early hours of the day.

Non-Violent

November 12

Gaya District of Bihar

Acting on a tip off, the Police raided Orwatand village in Gaya District of Bihar and arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Manoj Yadav, Ramesh Kumar and Sanju Yadav.

Non-Violent

November 12

Dhanbad District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre with a bounty of INR 500,000 was arrested from Maithan in Dhanbad District of Jharkhand. He was the ‘sub-zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist in Bhakpa and the right hand of notorious Maoist Nakul Yadav.

Non-Violent

November 13

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including the ‘intelligence chief’ of Bhairamgarh unit of the party were killed in an encounter with the SFs in the forested terrain of Hallur in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “Acting on a specific tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) about the possible major attack planned by Maoists in the region, a joint team of Bijapur District Police force and specially trained District Reserve Guards (DRG) launched the search operation. Close to Hallur, the rebels opened fire on the forces. In the ensuing gun-battle, four Maoists, including the head of intelligence wing of Bhairamgarh unit, identified as Rainu, were killed,” the ASP of Bijapur, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. There is no report of any injury sustained by the forces. Following an hour-long gunfight, the bodies of four rebels were recovered from the encounter site along with their weapons. “The police found a pistol, two rifles and a 12 bore gun from the spot,” Elesela, who planned the operation, further said.

Violent

November 13

Khammam District of Telangana

Handwritten wall posters seeking remunerative prices for agricultural produce have sprang up in the name of the CPI-Maoist Sabari ‘area committee’ at different locations in Dummugudem mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. Several wall posters written in the name of the Maoists surfaced at Lakshminagaram and Mulkapadu villages in the mandal in the small hours of the day.

Non-Violent

November 13

Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Police is geared up to tackle the CPI-Maoist if they increase their activity if and when the State Government decides to allow bauxite mining, DGP J.V. Ramudu said. Interacting with the media in Visakhapatnam, he admitted that the Maoists could use the opportunity to regain their lost hold in the Visakhapatnam Agency.

Statement

November 13

Nuapada District of Odisha

SFs recovered a huge cache of explosives from a Maoist camp in a forest within Sunabeda wildlife sanctuary in Nuapada District of Odisha. It includes 689 detonators, 10 tiffin bombs and a gun. This is the largest recovery of explosive materials in the past two years in Nuapada. The explosives were seized during a joint combing operation by the CRPF, SOG and DVF personnel in Patadahara forest.

Non-Violent

November 13

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Amid heightened security for first phase of panchayat elections in Jharkhand, CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two trucks at Kolbhanga under Manoharpur Police limits in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Sources said a group of about 35 Maoists intercepted some trucks carrying minerals from Chiria mines. The Maoists set ablaze the trucks after asking the truck crew to vacate the vehicles. Two trucks were totally gutted and one damaged partially. Crew of at least 22 other trucks fled from the spot leaving behind the vehicles. However, Police said “In the absence of any poster, we are not sure which Maoist group is involved”.

Violent

November 13

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in a joint operation by local Police and BSF from Siksod Police Station area in Chhattisgarh's Kanker District. The Maoists were identified as Shatruram (39) and Saradu Ram Dhruv (31).

Non-Violent

November 15

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Three villagers, including a village ward member, were allegedly killed in firing by SFs during a combing operation against LWEs in Karlapat forest in Odisha’s Kalahandi District. The SF personnel fired upon villagers near Nishanguda village under the Bhawanipatna Sadar Police Station in the afternoon. Three persons died on the spot while two others were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital, Bhawanipatna. Three victims have been identified as Jayashankar Nayak, a ward member, Sukru Majhi and Jaya Majhi. Two injured were teenagers — Arjun Majhi and Jaya Majhi. “Personnel of the district police and the Special Operations Group began the anti-Maoist operation in the forest last Friday [November 13].

Violent

November 15

Adilabad District of Telangana

The movement of CPI-Maoist cadres in Adilabad District of Telangana seems to have intensified with a four member action team reportedly being sighted in Khanapur area about five days back. The extremists are also said to have pasted wall posters in Pata Yellapur and Nachan Yellapur villages in Khanapur mandal) warning police informers of dire consequences. The Khanapur Police have denied the development, which however were confirmed by independent sources. According to sources, the action team is led by Maoist Adilabad ‘area committee’ member Atram Shobhan alias Charles and has Chunchu Bakkanna, a Left Wing Extremist who had surrendered himself to the Police a few years ago, and drew the rehabilitation package too. Bakkanna is said to have joined the ranks with his former comrades about one year back.

Non-Violent

November 15

Kalahandi District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist has called for a shutdown in three blocks of Kalahandi District on November 23 in protest against the police encounter in Karlapat forest on November 15 in which three villagers were killed and two minors were critically injured. The shutdown call was given by Umakant, 'secretary' of Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali committee of the CPI-Maoist in an audio clip released to the media.

Statement
November 18

Adilabad District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist cadre was reportedly injured in an exchange of fire with the Police about 7 km away from Pembi village in Khanapur mandal under Pembi Police Station limits in Adilabad District of Telangana. According to sources, the Police managed to injure one of the two armed motorcycle-borne Maoists, assumed to be Chunchu Bakkanna, a surrendered cadre who reneged about one year ago.

Violent
November 18

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of CRPF and DF arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres from Bater village falling under Konta Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The duo was identified as Madvi Mada alias Ramesh (22) and Kawasi Hinga (40).

Non-Violent
November 18

Khammam District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly abducted six TRS leaders of the Bhadrachalam division, including constituency in-charge Maane Ramakrishna from Pusuguppa, a forest fringe village in Charla mandal of Khammam District in Telangana. News of the alleged abduction emerged on November 19 afternoon when the ruling party leaders had not returned to their homes from Pusuguppa, where they had reportedly gone to attend a meeting on November 18, sources said. The other abducted TRS leaders are P. Venkateshwarlu, S. Suresh, U Ramakrishna, D Narasimha Rao, and Satyanarayana, according to sources.

Violent
November 19

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two cadres, including a woman 'commander', of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with a joint team of CRPF and the District Police in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Around 8 a.m. on, the Maoists opened indiscriminate fire at the team near the Kolayiguda forest. The security personnel retaliated, forcing the Maoists to flee into the forest.

Violent
November 19

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A cache of explosives used by the CPI-Maoist was recovered by the BSF personnel during combing operations from Mediguda forest near Motu in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The BSF personnel seized a three kilo tiffin bomb, six gelatin sticks, plastic bags, two detonators and other articles used by the Maoists.

Non-Violent
November 20

Deoghar District of Jharkhand

A crude bomb suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist exploded at a food outlet in Deoghar District of Jharkhand. The blast occurred at the cash counter of a hotel located near the Jama Masjid area.

Violent
November 22

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Four woman cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
November 22

Adilabad District of Telangana

Adilabad District Police of Telangana arrested, Chunchula Bakkanna alias Shankar Anna (38), a CPI-Maoist cadre from Patha Yellapur of Khanapur mandal ending the suspense of the last few days over his physical well being.

Non-Violent

November 22

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A government-run passenger bus was set ablaze by the Maoists in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

November 22

Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze four vehicles engaged in road construction work in Kuchai under Kuchai Police Station of Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand.

Violent

November 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A team of CRPF undertaking anti-Maoist operation on Jagargunda-Dornapal route falling under Polampalli Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh recovered two IEDs near Kankerlanka hills. The IEDs could be around 10 kg each. 

Non-Violent

November 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The personnel of District Force recovered an IED weighing around 15 kg placed by Maoists close to village Dharampenta falling under Kistaram Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

November 23

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested and explosive material seized when their camp was busted in Tekguda forest area of Malkangiri District, Odisha. The arrested cadres were identified as Ramnath Madkami, Jaga Madhi, Waga Madkami and Suma. These four were members of the Kalimela armed squad of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

November 23

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A dawn-to-dusk bandh called by the Maoists had its effect in three blocks of Kalahandi District of Odisha. The Maoists had called the bandh to protest the killing of three civilians in a Police encounter in Karlapat forest region of Kalahandi District on November 15. The bandh had its impact in Thuamul Rampur, Lanjigarh and Kalahandi Sadar blocks of the District.

Violent

November 23

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A woman among two CPI-Maoist cadres, carrying cash rewards of over INR 100,000 on their heads, and 10 militia members surrendered before the Visakhapatnam Rural Police in Andhra Pradesh. The surrendered Maoists have been identified as Vanthala Ramesh (30) alias Balarevula Ramesh and S Sitha (20) alias Lalitha.

Non-Violent

November 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists torched a private passenger bus in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh after asking passengers to alight from the bus. The bus was heading towards Hyderabad from Jagdalpur when about 50 armed Maoists surrounded the bus near Tahakwada dense forest on NH-30. Subsequently, SFs were rushed to the spot in a MPV keeping in view the sensitivity of the region. Near Tahakwada, Maoists fired few rounds on the MPV but soon fled from the spot as the back-up forces reached there and launched retaliatory action.

Violent

November 23

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists including a female cadre surrendered before the Police in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered Maoists include a ‘deputy commander’ of Local Operating Squad.

Non-Violent

November 23

Aurangabad District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Chandan Kumar, was arrested with large quantity of ammunition from Karamdih village under Dev Police Station area in Bihar's Aurangabad District.

Non-Violent

November 23

Gaya District of Bihar

Police arrested a Maoist, identified as Bipin Vishwakarma, who was running an arms factory for many years in Gaya District of Bihar. Upon interrogation, Vishwakarma led the Police to the arrest of another person Mohammad Sakib, who was supplying arms to the Maoists and criminals from his motor parts shop.

Non-Violent

November 23

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists, including a woman, who were active on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border and carried a reward of INR 500,000 on their head, were arrested from the forests of Bortalav Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were identified as Manisha alias Jani Kovachi (29) and Manglu Sori (21).

Non-Violent

November 23

Balangir District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a Naib Sarpanch of Bagdor panchayat under Belpara block in Balangir District of Odisha.

Violent

November 24

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Padia, was killed by the DRG in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on a tip off, 10 personnel of the DRG launched an operation at a weekly market at Faraspal near Tongpal in Dantewada region. Spotting Padia, the Maoist ‘commander’ of military "Platoon Number 13", the SFs tried to nab him when indiscriminate firing broke out from all sides. He was killed in retaliatory attack, leading to other Maoists fleeing into the nearby forest. His body was recovered along with a 303 rifle, nine rounds, 315 bore revolver and six live rounds from the spot, Dantewada SP Kamalochan Kashyap said.

Violent

November 24

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists including a woman cadre were arrested in Kanker District who were involved in torching 26 vehicles engaged in mining work at Chargaon-Metabodli mines on October 30. The Maoists were identified as Faguram Mandavi, Panchlal Usendi, Sumitra Darro and Ramesh Vetti.

Non-Violent

November 24

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A civilian, identified as Vinay Mistry (28), working in a grocery outlet, was killed by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres at Murumgaon under Dhanora tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The incident occurred shortly after the local weekly market was over. It's learnt that the Maoists targeted Mistry after barging into the shop owned by the victim's employer Vyankatesh Ahirwar. The Maoists were said to be upset with Ahirwar for not complying with their demands.

Violent

November 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two security personnel, one of them belonging to CRPF’s specialised unit of CoBRA, were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by the Maoists in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the forests near Lenda village under Basaguda Police Station limits when a joint team of CRPF and District Force was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation, a CRPF official said.

Violent

November 24

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The Maoists set ablaze 22 heavy vehicles deployed for transporting iron ore in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Kanker Police said the Maoists thrashed the drivers before setting the vehicles on fire, which were engaged in the Hahaladdi mines.

Violent

November 25

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed by SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish occurred at around 5 p.m. between a joint team of SFs and Maoists in Kurcholi village forests under Basaguda Police Station limits of the district, said Bijapur ASP, Indira Kalyan Elesela.

Violent

November 25

Malkangiri District in Odisha

A bandh call given by the CPI-Maoist in Dandakaranya region on the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border disrupted normal life in Mathili block of Malkangiri District in Odisha. The bandh was called by the Darbha division of the CPI-Maoist. This division also operates in parts of Malkangiri District bordering Chhattisgarh. According to Maoist posters put up in remote areas of Mathili block, the bandh was in protest against anti-Maoist operation and use of helicopters and drones for air strikes against the Maoists in Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas. As per reports, the Maoists dug roads and cut down trees to block roads in interior pockets of Mahupadar, Salim, Kumarpalli areas of Mathili block. Vehicular traffic was affected as passenger vehicles remained off the roads due to fear of Maoist violence. Shops also remained closed in interior pockets.

Violent

November 25

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist, allegedly involved in setting ablaze a government-run bus recently, were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District. The cadres - Deuram (25), Bhura (30), Sondhar (20), Sakharam (25) and Nilesh (32) were apprehended from a forested hill near their native place Marjum village under Katekalyan Police Station limits, SHO Katekalyan Police Station Vijay Patel said. They were allegedly involved in torching a Jan Suvidha Express Bus while it was heading towards Dantewada from Katekalyan on November 23 after asking the passengers to alight. Besides they were also allegedly involved in cutting roads affecting vehicular movement during Maoist bandh call, the SHO said.

Violent

November 26

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The East Godavari District Police arrested 19-year-old Mutchika Adamaiah, allegedly a member of Sabari dalam of the CPI-Maoist which was involved in the abduction of Issac, the son of a pastor, in Lakshmipuram near Yetapaka earlier this month. Adamaiah was nabbed at Gollaguppa village near Chhattisgarh border. Police seized Maoist pamphlets and party literature from the bag that Adamaiah was carrying.

Non-Violent

November 26

Sundergarh District of Odisha

Reviewing anti-CPI-Maoist operations in Odisha at Rourkela, CRPF DG Prakash Mishra said Maoist activities have increased in Kalahandi and Kandhamal Districts of Odisha as well as the Saranda forest areas of Odisha-Jharkhand border. He hinted that the situation has further aggravated. Talking to media after the review meeting, the CRPF DG said that more battalions of the CRPF to Odisha are not possible to allocate, but assured that the CRPF would provide all necessary helps to the State Government in a bid to curb the Maoist menace.

Statement

November 27

Warangal District of Telangana

The Warangal District Rural Police of Telangana acting on a tip off unearthed a CPI-Maoist arms dump near Mulug. The weapons include .303 rifle, 60 live rounds of ammunition, pouches, compass, tester, two Nokia phone batteries among others.

Non-Violent

November 27

Narayanpur District of  Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a fierce encounter with SFs in the forest of Tumnar under Dhanora Police Station limits in Abhujmad area of Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh. IG, Bastar Range, S.R.P. Kalluri said keeping in view the PLGA week, starting from December 2-8, during which the Maoists step up their activities, Narayanpur SP Abhishek Meena had launched a series of operations in Abhujmad area, considered a key base of CPI-Maoist.

Violent

November 28

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred this morning when a team of 74th battalion of CRPF was on its way for security duty at Chintalnar weekly market, Sukma SP D. Shrawan said. Ahead of the weekly market, a Constable accidentally came in contact with a pressure bomb planted by the Maoists that exploded injuring him, he added. “The jawan sustained minor injuries on his legs in the incident,” the SP added.

Violent

November 29

Palakkad District of Kerala

A team of Police officers from Attappady in Palakkad District of Kerala and a five-member CPI-Maoist group had an exchange of fire deep inside the forests bordering Mannarkkad.

Violent

November 29

Mayurbhanj District of Odisha

A large number of CPI-Maoist posters were found at different places in Gorumahisani and Jharpokharia areas in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. Receiving information, Police seized posters from bus stands, waiting halls, anganwadi centres, panchayat offices besides, road culverts, electric poles and under-constructed buildings in 15 villages. The posters urged the youths to join the Maoist organisation.

Non-Violent

November 29

New Delhi

The UMHA has prodded the Odisha Government to declare its anti-Maoist Special Intelligence Wing as a Police Station that would have powers to arrest and investigate. The UMHA also cited the example of the Andhra Pradesh anti-Maoist SIB which was declared a Police Station 2-3 years ago.

Statement

November 30

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist ‘section commander’, carrying a reward of INR 800,000 on his head, was arrested in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

November 30

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Acting on intelligence inputs a joint team of Jharkhand Police personnel and CRPF troopers arrested a man and seized a bag with INR 2.2 million from his possession at Tandwa in Chatra District of Jharkhand. Police said the money was meant for Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Manohar Ganjhu. Binod Ganjhu, who was allegedly delivering the money, was in an SUV. Police said he has confessed to his Maoist links.

Non-Violent

December 1

Balangir District of Odisha

Ahead of the celebration of the PLGA Week by the CPI-Maoist, beginning December 2, Maoist banners and posters re-appeared in different parts of Balangir District in Odisha.

Non-Violent

December 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Six cadres of CPI-Maoist were arrested from Rajalkonda forest in Malkangiri District of Odisha during a joint operation by the Odisha Police and BSF. Arrested Maoists were members of Malkangiri division of the CPI-Maoist. They were mostly active in Kalimela area of Malkangiri District for past eight to nine years.

Non-Violent

December 2

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two Police personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh as the rebels struck on the first day of the PLGA week.

Violent

December 2

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists including two female cadres surrendered before the Police in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. They were identified as Kosi Markam alias Shanti, Rambati Korram alias Irpa and Sanatram Nag alias Mahesh alias Medha. The State Government had declared cash reward of INR 200,000 on Kosi Markam. Rambati Korram was the ‘deputy commander’ of Barsur Janmilita and a member of Maoist front organization Chetna Natya Mandali. She carried a reward of INR 100,000 on her.

Non-Violent

December 3

Palamau District of Jharkhand

Ahead of the third phase of panchayat elections, the CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a bus at Posa locality under Panki Police Station limits in Palamau District of Jharkhand. Around a dozen CPI-Maoist cadres intercepted the bus on its way to Medininagar from Ranchi and asked the passengers and driver to get down before they poured petroleum products and set it ablaze, said DIG, Palamau, Saket Kumar Singh.

Violent

December 3

Adilabad District of Telangana

A wall poster purportedly pasted by the CPI-ML at Battupalli crossroads flyover in Kagaznagar area of Adilabad District in Telangana created flutter among the people. It warned the corrupt politicians and officials.

Non-Violent

December 3

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

On the second day of its annual PLGA week observation, the CPI-Maoist has conducted a public meeting at Gilagondi village, near Gunukurayi in G.K. Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh as part of its support to Girijans’ campaign against State and Central Governments’ plan to start bauxite mining in the Agency.

Non-Violent

December 4

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kawasi Pandu (40), who had escaped from jail in Dantewada District in 2007, was arrested from Jhadipara at Jiram village under Darbha Police Station limits in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

December 4

Khammam District of Telangana

A Naxalite couple of CPI (ML-New Democracy), Chandranna Group, surrendered before Yellendu Police in Khammam District of Telangana. Gare Ravi alias Ganesh (25) and his wife Rajeshwari alias Nirumala (23) parted ways with the outfit due to disillusionment with the armed struggle. The couple reportedly handed over their weapons - a Springfield rifle and a sten gun to the dalam ‘commander’ before surrendering to the Police.

Non-Violent

December 4

Wayanad District of Kerala

The Kerala Thunderbolt commandos began combing in the forest areas adjacent to Kambamala tea estate in Wayanad District of Kerala for suspected CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent

December 4

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A cache of explosives and weapons were recovered from the forest area under Tadoki Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Senior Police officials said teams of SSB and local Police were sent to patrolling in the area on December 4.

Non-Violent

December 6

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ludru Tamo (26), was arrested from Geedam town of Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

December 6

Khammam District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Muchaki Hadma (21), was arrested from Bhadrachalam town of Khammam District, Telangana.

Non-Violent

December 6

Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist gave a call to the people in Agency area to observe ‘protest week’ from December 21 and a bandh on December 26 against the State and Central Governments’ move to take up bauxite mining in Agency area. Secretary of CPI-Maoist’s AOBSZC Chandramouli in a press release sent to reporters in Agency area urged the people to take up arms to assert their rights over the forest. They must fight with inspiration from Alluri Sitaramaraju and support Manyam Pithuri Sena of the party and form revolutionary people's committees to take up armed struggle. He said that temporary stalling of GO No. 97 that facilitates bauxite mining in Jerrela area was a ploy of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to douse the anger of people and to buy time to increase the attacks on people and to dump more police forces.

Statement

December 6

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Aayta Madkami, with a reward of INR 500,000 on his head and accused of major attacks including killing of a journalist and massacre of 11 CRPF troopers, was arrested along with his rifle and eight kilogram tiffin bombs from the forests of Darbha region in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. He was a member of Kaanger Valley ‘area committee’ and was the ‘president’ of DKMS.

Non-Violent

December 7

Rayagada District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist posters were found in Phakeri, Nirgundi and Pasrshali villages under Kalyansinghpur Police station limits in Rayagada District of Odisha. Through the posters, issued by Rayagada ‘area committee’ of the CPI-Maoist, Maoists urged people not to believe in promises of development of the region by the local Collector and SP. The Maoists also threatened villagers of dire consequences if they worked as ‘police informers’.

Non-Violent

December 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A four-month-old baby boy was killed and his mother injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly attacked them with sticks at Todka village under Gangaloor Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said

Violent  

December 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Five security personnel, including two STF troopers, were injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a team of SFs around Kistaram area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.  Police also claimed to have gunned down at least 15 Maoists in the encounter although no bodies were recovered from the spot.

Violent

December 8

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police arrested a hardcore Maoist, identified as Ramadhar Korram alias Raisingh alias Manu (29), carrying cash reward of INR 800,000 on his head, from a forested patch under Mardapal Police Station limits in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. He also worked as ‘deputy commander’ of Section Number 2 of Maoist Platoon Number 1.

Non-Violent

December 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

26 Maoists have surrendered in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Altogether 26 Maoists, five of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, turned themselves in before Sukma Collector Neeraj Bansod, senior police and CRPF officials at Polamapalli Police Station citing disappointment with the Maoist ideology.

Non-Violent

December 8

Bhubaneswar

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik while speaking in the State Assembly has said that the CPI-Maoist situation is improving in Odisha as compared to some of its immediate neighbours.

Statement

December 8

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Police arrested a CPI-Maoist explosive supplier, identified as Sk. Dawood, at Turabalagedda between Chintapalli and Narsipatnam in Visakhapatnam District of Agency area.

Non-Violent

December 9

Koraput District of Odisha

The BSF personnel posted in CPI-Maoist infested Koraput District destroyed two Maoist camps in the last three days and arrested three supporters. BSF personnel started combing operations in the forests of Pottangi, Narayanpatna, Bandhugram and Sunki simultaneously and found two Maoist camps in Mangalpur forest under Narayanpatna block and Pilikabitra forest under Pottangi block.

Non-Violent

December 9

Koraput District of Odisha

Two of the three Maoist supporters were arrested in Tangini village of Pottangi block and one at Talabitra village in Koraput District.

Non-Violent

December 9

Idukki District of Kerala

The Police and IB officials arrested Sidharth Mondal, an alleged CPI-Maoist cadre, and a West Bengal resident, from his hideout on the Thotapilly estate, around Myladumpara, near Santhanpara in Idukki District of Kerala. Intelligence sources said Sidharth, a high ranking leader with the CPI-Maoist, had taken part in the Lalgarh action in West Medinipur District of West Bengal.

Non-Violent

December 9

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand 

A civilian from Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, identified as Venka Reddy (52), was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forests of Jharkhand. Venka Reddy was reportedly working as a site manager for a contractor who was carrying out canal construction works in Jamshedpur area. He was first kidnapped, along with another person, and taken into the deep forests.

Violent

December 9

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Three hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sanjay Yadav, Nageshwar Singh and Anandi Singh alias Anand Kishore Singh, surrendered before the Police in Aurangabad District of Bihar. They also handed over a rifle snatched from the Police, a carbine and 14 rounds of cartridges.