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Incidents and Statements involving CPI-Maoist: 2016

Date
Place
Incident
Nature of incident

January 1

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and three others arrested in Kutul area of Abujhmarh in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "The District Reserve Guard (DRG) of Narayanpur District Police recovered two dead bodies of uniformed Maoists and apprehended three Maoists during an anti-Maoist operation in Kutul area of Maoists' undeclared capital Abujhmarh today. Seven weapons, including a 303 rifle, were recovered," said IGP, Bastar Range, S.R.P. Kalluri.

Violent
January 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist Jan militia ( 'commander' identified as Sonadhar alias Sona of Metapal range committee was arrested in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "Sonadhar had a reward of INR 100,000 on his head," said IGP Kalluri.

Non-violent
January 1

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist 'deputy section commander' of military company number 2, surrendered before Dantewada District Police of Chhattisgarh. He carried a reward of INR 800,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
January 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three youths from Pune, identified as Adarsh Patil, Vilas Valake and Shrikrushna Shewale who were on a peace cycle rally from Pune to Malkangiri in Odisha were allegedly abducted by Maoists in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 2

Latehar District of Jharkhand

CRPF and District Armed Force personnel conducted a raid in Beyand village under Manika Police Station limits in Latehar District of Jharkhand and arrested an 'area commander' of CPI-Maoist, identified as Kunwar Yadav alias Baleshwar Yadav. According to SP Anup Birtheray, Kunwar worked under Sub-Zonal commander Shravan Yadav before becoming area commander.

Non-Violent
January 2

Nuapada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze eight pieces of machinery used in road construction work at Sirigidi in Nuapada District of Odisha. The contracting company that has undertaken the project had parked the machinery at the construction site. Around 15 armed cadres came to the site and asked the labourers to leave the camp. They also snatched their mobile phones.

Violent
January 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

After four days in CPI-Maoist captivity, three students from Pune were released in Chhattisgarh. The students were on a cycle rally from Pune to Malkangiri District in Odisha to promote peace when they went missing from Bijapur District.

Non-Violent
January 3

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Eleven CPI-Maoist cadres "impressed" by the surrender policy of Chhattisgarh government, surrendered in Kondagaon District, while citing disappointment with the "ill-treatment" by senior cadres, Police said.

Non-Violent
January 4

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Five powerful IEDs allegedly planted by CPI-Maoist, were recovered from an under-construction route in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Out of the five IEDs seized, two weighed about 10 kilograms each, while the others were around 5-7 kilograms each.

Non-Violent
January 4

Gaya District of Bihar

Two powerful cane bombs were recovered by SFs from a forest in Chando village in Gaya District of Bihar. During a combing operation against CPI-Maoist, the CoBRA unit and the District Police recovered two powerful cane bombs, weighing five kilograms each, from the forest area.

Non-Violent
January 4

Odisha

Odisha State Committee of the CPI-Maoist called for an Odisha and Chhattisgarh bandh on January 8. One Budhuram, the spokesperson of the Sunabeda and Menpur division of the CPI-Maoist, in the video tape appealed to the denizens of Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Gariabandh, Mahasamund, Dhamtari and Kanker to support the bandh.

Statement

January 4

Nuapada District of Odisha

Maoists had posted several posters on the walls and doors of houses in Sarajanga village in Nuapada District of Odisha. 

Non-Violent

January 4

Sukma District  of Chhattisgarh

One Maoist was arrested by Sukma District Police of Chhattisgarh from Kerlapal area of the District.

Non-Violent

January 4

Jharkhand

Five additional SPs will likely be deployed in CPI-Maoist-hit districts to tackle the threat posed by the extremist activities, said sources. The officers may enjoy the status of ASP (operations) in Districts and lead the anti-Maoist operations planned to target the rebels. Jharkhand Police Spokesperson S.N. Pradhan said the officers would help in prompt and smooth conduct of operations against Maoists.

Statement

January 5

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and one was arrested during an exchange of fire with the Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. “The Maoists’ Kudhur LOS ‘commander’ and one LOS members were killed in a fierce encounter between Kondagaon District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the Maoists today morning,” said S.R.P. Kalluri, the IGP, Bastar Range.

Violent

January 5

Gariyaband District of Chhattisgarh

A huge cache of explosives including 28 petrol bombs was recovered during a search operation by security personnel in Gariyaband District of Chhattisgarh in restive forests of Karlajhar village.

Non-Violent

January 5

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of SFs personnel had a close save as Maoists detonated a powerful pipe bomb blast in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. No one was injured in the blast. The Maoists exploded the pipe bomb near Tarrem village under Basaguda Police Station limits when a team of CoBRA personnel was patrolling in the region.

Violent

January 5

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kalamdei Majhi (24), surrendered before the Kalahandi District SP, as she was "disgusted" with the Maoists’ activities.

Non-Violent

January 5

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres have allegedly beaten to death a Girijan, identified as Pangi Sivayya of Boosiputtu village in Munchingput mandal of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh.  According to reports reaching the victim’s home, he was taken away and beaten to death near Sariapalli, a nearby village. He was branded as a ‘Police informer’.

Violent

January 5

Vishakhapatnam District of  Andhra Pradesh

A TDP leader and former Sarpanch of Jerrela Gram Panchayat in Visakha Agency of Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh, Sagina Venkataramana (32) was allegedly hacked to death by CPI-Maoist cadres. Venkataramana was actively involved in anti-bauxite mining agitation.

Violent

January 5

Saran District of Bihar

A team of STF and Saran District Police of Bihar arrested nine cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman ‘area commander’ from Doriganj in Saran District. All of the arrested cadres were accused in the case for planting of explosives at the Ara-Chhapra Bridge on January 1.

Non-Violent

January 6

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Renga Shankraiyya (30) and Sukman Kursam (27) were arrested from Awapalli Police Station area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

January 6

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The Araku Valley Police arrested Y. Gowri (45), an employee with Lakcon Construction Company, for trying to supply 10 walkie-talkie sets and about one kilogram of gold to CPI-Maoist, near Araku junction in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent

January 7

Koraput District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a businessman, identified as Bapi Samanta, at Dandabadi village under Boipariguda Police Limits in Koraput District of Odisha.

Violent

January 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists, including three carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered before Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Surrendered Maoists were identified as Hemla Paklu (28), Budhram Kowasi (24), Hemla Pandu (25), Motu Parsa (19) and Hemla Budhram (35). Of them, Paklu, a member of military platoon no. 12 was carrying a reward of INR 200, 000, while INR 100, 000 each was announced for the arrest of militia company commander Budhram and Awapalli militia commander Pandu.

Non-Violent

January 7

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ Uday Ganjhu was arrested from Niri forests of Keredari block in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. Ganjhu, who had a reward of INR 300, 000 on head, was wanted in many cases in Keredari and Barkagaon in Hazaribagh District, and also in Chatra District.

Non-Violent

January 7

Bargarh District of Odisha

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze construction equipment at Nuadihi village near Dublabahal under Melchamunda Police Station limits in Bargarh District of Odisha. According to reports, 25 armed cadres arrived at the office of a contractor, who is laying road under Biju Expressway on Sohela-Nuapada stretch in Nuadihi village, woke up the labourers who were sleeping in the camp and sought petrol after identifying themselves as Maoists.

Violent

January 8

Odisha

Maoists have called a two-day bandh starting today, in Nuapada, Kalahandi and Malkangiri Districts of Odisha to protest against ‘Operation Green Hunt.’ The protesting Maoists belong to the Mainpur-Nuapada divisional committee and have put up posters and banners announcing the bandh at some places in these Districts.

Violent

January 8

Odisha

Maoist posters were found in Lanjigarh and Muniguda area in Kalahandi and Rayagada Districts of Odisha respectively. In the posters the Maoists said the Police had killed some tribals in Kalahandi, Nuapada and Rayagada Districts recently in fake encounters.

Non-Violent

January 8

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed while one trooper of the CoBRA received bullet injury in an encounter between SFs and Maoists at village Bandh Gorya under Dhibra Police Station area in Aurangabad District of Bihar. SFs also recovered four weapons including one AK-47, one carbine and two pistols from possession of the Maoist.

Violent

January 8

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

Armed Maoists set ablaze two tractors of a contractor in a village in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. 

Violent

January 8

Koraput District of Odisha

Two BSF personnel were killed and another sustained injuries in landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist in an area near Kaliajhula forests under Boipariguda Police limits in Koraput District of Odisha. Sources said the Maoists, who had killed a local trader, Bapi Samant (37), late on January 7, had planted landmines anticipating movement of the SFs. When the news of the killing was reported, the BSF sent in a team to comb the area. A 30-member team was combing the forests when the Maoists triggered the landmines.

Violent

January 8

Odisha

CM Naveen Patnaik expressed concern over inroads made by the LWE in four central Odisha Districts and asked senior Police officers to pay special attention to curb their influence. Addressing the valedictory function of senior Police officers’ conference in Bhubaneswar, CM Patnaik said, “The Left wing extremism continues to be a major concern for the State. Though we have been able to contain the menace to the areas bordering our neighbouring States, the recent movement and activities of the Maoist cadre in the districts of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Boudh is worrisome.”

Statement

January 8

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a ‘commander’, were arrested from two different locations in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Three rebels, who were involved in setting vehicles on fire at Hahaladdi iron ore mine, were arrested from Karremarka village in Kanker District, a senior Police official said. Those arrested were identified as Budheshwar Netam (25), Dharmuram (28) and Somji Nareti (20).

Non-Violent

January 8

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

In the second incident, Veko Budhru (25), active as LGS ‘deputy commander’ in Bhairamgarh area committee was arrested in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

January 8

Khunti District of Jharkhand

SFs exchanged fire with cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Kurunga forests under Arki Police Station area in Khunti District of Jharkhand. After the encounter, the SFs recovered 36 IEDs from the encounter site. "Four 14kg gas cylinders, four 5kg gas cylinders, two pressure cookers and 24 milk cans of 250ml capacity were used to prepare the IEDs. Apart from the IEDs, 20kg of cordex wire, which is used to connect the IEDs with exploders, were also recovered. There were 600 rounds of live cartridges besides one INSAS (Indian Small Arms System) rifles, one .303 rifle and one .315 rifle," SP Anish Kumar Gupta said.

Violent

January 8

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly set on fire four vehicles of a private firm engaged in a road construction work in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred at a remote Muskel village under Dantewada Police Station limits where work on construction of a road was underway, Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap said.

Violent

January 8

Khunti District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist training camp was busted by a joint team of CRPF and Khunti District Police in Arki block of the District following a brief encounter with the Maoists in the afternoon.

Non-Violent

January 9

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A suspected Naxal identified as Baleshwar Soren, was arrested from an abandoned airport at Chakulia in Ghatsila Sub-division of East Singhbhum District, Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

January 10

Gajapati District of Odisha

A powerful IED, suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist, was recovered from Adava Police Station limits in Gajapati District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

January 11

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman ‘commander’, were killed in a joint operation of Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

January 11

Gaya District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres have set ablaze four road construction equipments machines engaged in the construction of State Highway 69 linking the State capital Patna with Dumaria, Araria District, in Gaya District of Bihar. 

Violent

January 11

Patna District of Bihar

Two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres identified as Amresh Kumar Sinha alias Kavi Ji alias K.V. and Sanjay Tiwari surrendered before Patna SSP Manu Maharaj in Patna District of Bihar.

Non-Violent

January 11

Bihar

CPI-Maoist central zonal spokesman Pramjeet threatened to take revenge of the killing of the Maoists in Bihar in the encounter on January 8. He alleged that their four colleagues were arrested by security personnel, who killed them in fake encounter. Pramjeet said dedication of the comrades will never go in vain and they would take revenge from the cops.

Statement

January 11

Nuapada District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist camp was busted by the SFs following an exchange of fire in Kholibhitar inside Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuapada District of Odisha. There was no casualty on either side. Nuapada Superintendent of Police (SP) Pinak Mishra said there was a group of 20 to 25 Maoists in the camp and it managed to escape under the cover of darkness.

Non-Violent

January 11

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police seized around INR 15 million cash from four Naxals in Chatra District of Jharkhand. The four LWEs have been arrested.

Non-Violent

January 12

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable was injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres under Tongpal Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The exchange of fire took place when a joint team of State DRG and STF was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation in the region, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. While the SFs were cordoning off a forest axis at Kunna, a group of Maoists opened fire on them following which an encounter broke out between the two sides.

Violent

January 12

Rayagada District of Odisha

Maoist posters were found at several places in Rayagada District of Odisha. In the posters, the Maoists have warned of stringent punishment to people who are buying lands from the poor local people for various companies and other business purposes. The posters were found at Sikarpai, Kumbharguda, Krushapatraguda and Kalisundar Mandir Chhak under Sadar block.

Non-Violent

January 12

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

An encounter took place between SFs personnel and the CPI-Maoist cadres in Danglapahar forest area of Ghatshila Sub-division in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The SFs on receiving information about the presence of Maoist Kanu Munda in the jungle area raided the Danglapahar spot but failed to arrest any suspected Maoist. The team comprising District Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel found towel, torch and clothes among other things from the site.

Violent

January 12

Latehar District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist ‘area committee member’ identified as Vikas Parahiya who had actively worked for the Maoists for the past six years or so and was involved in several ambushes, was arrested from Chhipadohar area of Latehar District, Jharkhand.  A rifle and cartridges were recovered from Vikas.

Non-Violent

January 13

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two school students, identified as Rameshwar Oyam (18) and Vishal (16), were injured in a landmine blast suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The explosion took place while the students were travelling on a motorcycle towards Tarrem village from Sarkeguda under Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

Violent

January 14

Gajapati District of Odisha

A powerful IED planted by the CPI-Maoist in the past was recovered from the Adava Police Station limits of Gajapati District in Odisha.

Non-Violent

January 14

Palamau District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal commander', carrying a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, identified as Jagnarayan Yadav alias Vishal ji, was arrested during a special operation from Thekhi village in Palamau District of Jharkhand. SP Mayur Patel said a self-loaded pistol and three rounds of ammunition were recovered from the possession of Yadav.

Non-Violent

January 14

Koraput District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres of Koraput-Srikakulam Division hacked a trader to death in Bargi village under Narayanpatna Police Station limits in Koraput District of Odisha. The deceased has been identified as Rohini Nachika (40). According to Police reports, at least 20 armed Maoists entered the village late in the night and asked Nachika to come out of his house. Accusing him of being a ‘police informer’, they killed him. They left behind a poster at his house in which they claimed that Nachika was punished as he helped Police with information about the cadres. Police denied the Maoist claim.

Violent

January 15

Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the DRG of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. “A small team of the DRG Bijapur District, numbering about 50 men, had a successful encounter with the Maoists at village Pedda Jojer under Gangaloor Police Station limits of Bijapur today morning. The DRG team managed to recover dead bodies of four Maoists along with four Bharmars (locally made guns), local grenades and Maoist dump,” informed Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri.

Violent

January 15

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable was injured in an exchange of fire with Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the forests under Tongpal Police Station limits when a joint team of DRG and STF was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation in the region, said Sukma ASP Santosh Singh. While the security team was cordoning off a forest axis at Kunna when a group of armed Maoists opened fire on them following which a gun battle broke out between the two sides, he added.

Violent

January 15

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 30 Maoists, including a woman, surrendered before Police in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Bastar SP R.N. Das said that these Maoists decided to return to the mainstream as they were impressed by the rehabilitation policy of the State Government. 19 cadres of Darbha division committee and 11 cadres of East Bastar division surrendered before senior Police officials.

Non-Violent

January 15

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a former Naib Sarpanch - Krishna Miniaka - in Kandho Tikarapada village under Bandhugaon Police Station limits in Koraput District of Odisha. He was killed on the suspicion of being a ‘police informer’. In a letter written in Telugu, Srikakulam Koraput Divisional Committee of the CPI-Maoist claimed responsibility for the killing. Sources said about 20 armed Maoists entered the village and called Miniaka out of his house.

Violent

January 16

Gaya District of Bihar

Police arrested a Maoist ‘zonal commander’ along with huge cache of arms and ammunition during a combing operation in Gaya District of Bihar. Acting on the tip-off, Police and CRPF personnel conducted a combing operation in Gaya District. Police had recovered an AK-56 rifle, 102 live cartridges and other items from the arrested ‘zonal commander’.

Non-Violent

January 16

Angul District of Odisha

An exchange of fire between the Police and the Maoists was reported in Tapdole forest under Takaurgarh Police Station limits in Angul District of Odisha.

Violent

January 17

Gadchiroli District of  Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ carrying reward of INR 1.2 million on his head, surrendered before the Gadchiroli District Police in Maharashtra along with his wife and another woman cadre. Each of the women Maoists, wanted for their alleged role in various encounters with the police, carried reward of INR 200,000 on their heads. “Baburao Pesu Devu Wachami, the platoon commander of ’Chamorshi Dalam’ (armed squad), was allegedly involved in four serious offences including three encounters with police and a bomb blast,” the Police stated in a press release. Wachami’s wife Payki Girija Madika Barse, working for ‘Sitapur Dalam’, also laid down arms.

Non-Violent

January 18

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head was killed in an encounter with Police in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The 'black uniform-clad' Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Kartam Deva, was killed in the encounter that took place in the forest near Burumapad village, SP D Shravan said. Later, during a search of the spot, Police recovered the body of the Maoist ‘commander’. Four loaded guns, detonator and other material were recovered from the spot. The horns and skin of a deer were also seized from the place, the SP said.     

Violent

January 18

Kanker and Sukma Districts of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoist cadres identified as Mangel (48) and Mura (21) were arrested from Kanker and Sukma Districts of Chhattisgarh, respectively. During interrogation, Mangel said that he was a former member of Barda and Kiskodo Dalam.

Non-Violent

January 18

Latehar District of Jharkhand

SF personnel exchanged heavy gunfire with the 'dasta' (firing squad) of CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ Arvind at Budha Pahad under Garu Police Station in Latehar District of Jharkhand. After the firing stopped, Police carried out a search operation and found a Maoist camp. Four landmines, 500 metres of wire, nine detonators, one small Honda generator, 19 blankets, Maoist literature, kitchen utensils, medicines and also tent materials were recovered from the encounter site.

Violent

January 18

Khammam District of Telangana

A joint team of District Police and CRPF personnel arrested the CPI-Maoist’s Wajedu LOS ‘commander’ Kanithi Papa Rao alias Vijay, carrying a reward of INR 400,000 on his head, during a search operation in the forests surrounding Alubaka area in Venkatapuram mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. “Papa Rao was involved in as many as 58 cases, including 12 murder cases and eight incidents of exchange of fire with the police under Venkatapuram circle limits in the district,” Bhadrachalam ASP R. Bhaskaran said. He had gone underground in 2004. Since then, he worked as a squad member in Sabari Area Committee, Chintoor LOS, Venkatapuram Area Committee and Charla LOS before being elevated to the position of commander of Wajedu LOS.

Non-Violent

January 18

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Ten days after the killing of four CPI-Maoist cadres on January 8 during an encounter with Police at Bandh Goryea forest under Dhibra Police Station limits in Aurangabad District of Bihar, Maoists pasted pamphlets in Deo and Dhibra localities threatening to take revenge of the killings of their colleagues in the encounter. Some of the pamphlets were pasted at small culverts in aforesaid localities. The pamphlets carried the message, "Char ka badla chalis se lenge, Operation Green Hunt band karo, comrade Bihari Yadav, Ratan Yadav, Devki Bhuiyan and Birendra Singh ko sat sat salaam."

Non-Violent

January 19

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. When the 204 battalion of CRPF reached Hirma para village of the District during a patrol, the Maoists opened indiscriminate fire at them. The SFs opened retaliatory fire in which one Maoist cadre was killed, Police said.

Violent

January 19

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ identified as Zareena was killed in an encounter with SFs personnel at Bayanar village under Bedre Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “An encounter took place between the Police and the Maoists between 12 to 12.45 pm today near Bayanar forest of Bijapur District. A woman Maoist commander was killed during the encounter and one 12-bore rifle, one locally made gun and heavy Maoist dump was recovered from the spot of the encounter,” said a statement issued by the Police.

Violent

January 19

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Eight Maoists surrendered before the Police in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered Maoists include two women.

Non-Violent

January 19

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The Bastar Police sent an IAF chopper to Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, to bring an injured Maoist to Jagadalpur District headquarters for treatment. “A chopper was sent to Bijapur today to bring Linga Sori, a Maoist who was injured and arrested during Pedia encounter on January 18, for better medical treatment. He will be admitted to Mecoz hospital in Jagadalpur. This gesture from the Police will shut the mouths of those so-called Human Rights activists who term the Police-Maoist encounters as fake and at times call the Maoists as innocents,” said Bastar District SP R.N. Das in a statement.

Non-Violent

January 19

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested with arms and ammunitions in a joint operation by CRPF troopers and District Police in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Aurangabad SP Babu Ram said, "The Maoists, identified as Awadhesh Yadav, Sanjay Yadav and Dukhi Singh Bhokta, were involved in several cases of Naxal violence and extortion. Two country-made pistols and six live cartridges were recovered from their possession," and added raids were being carried out at several places to arrest other Maoists in the District.

Non-Violent

January 20

Maharashtra

The CPI-Maoist in Maharashtra has issued a ‘hit list’ of 37 persons who they vow to eliminate in 2016. The Maoists have roped in units of ‘Company-10’, trained to kill with precision, from Chhattisgarh to execute the plan. Contrary to the Maharashtra government’s recent claim that LWE is on the wane, the State faces a renewed red cadre that has vowed to eliminate 37 senior Police officers and informants in 2016. “This [the latest hit list] is a matter of serious concern for the State, even as inputs show new strategies are being adopted to attract youth with fresh vigour,” an intelligence note in possession of The Hindu reads.

Non-Violent

January 20

Maharashtra

Diliip Uikey alias Guha, a top CPI-Maoist leader who was active in three states for nearly two decades and named in more than 200 cases, including 19 murders in Balaghat District of MP, will be questioned by the Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Police, officials said on January 20. Guha, who hails from Matte village in Balaghat District, was arrested from the jungles in Songudda in Balaghat by the MP Police in May, 2015. He carried a total of INR 3.5 million cash reward on his head. According to Police, Guha was a member of the Malajkhand dalam in the mid-1990s and later became the ‘deputy commander’ of a special guerilla squad before becoming the ‘divisional commander’ of Gadchiroli-Balaghat-Gondia committee of CPI-Maoist in 2008.

Non-Violent

January 21

Gaya District in Bihar

Four Naxalites were arrested with a cache of firearms from Gaya District in Bihar and adjoining Chatra District in Jharkhand. SP (City) Raviranjan Kumar told webindia123.com in Gaya that two dreaded Naxalites of PLFI, a breakaway group of the CPI-Maoist were arrested at Raniganj village under Imamganj Police Station area in the District. On their interrogation, Police conducted raids at Jori village in Chatra District of Jharkhand and arrested two Maoist cadres. A pistol, three mobile phones and other incriminating objects were recovered from their possession. The arrested cadres were identified as Upendra Vishwakarma, Sanjeet Yadav, Dilip Singh and Pravin Kumar.

Non-Violent

January 21

Tamil Nadu

The Madras HC in Tamil Nadu granted interim bail to five CPI-Maoist cadres, top Maoist leader Roopesh, head of WGZC of CPI-Maoist, and four others, including his wife Shyna, who were arrested near Karumathampatti in Coimbatore in May 4, 2015, by the Q branch Police with a condition to appear before the Investigating Officer every day for a month.

Non-Violent

January 21

Bandipura in Karnataka

An inter-State meeting of senior forest personnel in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala held at Bandipura in Karnataka, held after an interval of three years, decided to intensify joint operations to tackle the CPI-Maoist activities in the forest areas of the region, Pramod G. Krishnan, Chief Conservator of Forest, (Wildlife, Palakkad), said. The meet offered all assistance to Police Forces in combing operations to tackle Maoist menace. As part of this, anti-poaching activities information would be exchanged each other.

Statement

January 21

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A top Maoist surrendered before the Police in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. According to SP, Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap, the Maoist was carrying a cash reward of INR 300,000 on his head. The insurgent identified as Somdu Markam alias Somlu (35) resident of Madkamiras Police Station, Dantewada has decided to lay down arms, he said. Somdu was ‘Deputy Commander’ of Maoist Area Committee active in Malangir region of Darbha division. Somdu in 2006 was involved in setting afire 55 vehicles of Essar Company at Kirandul.

Non-Violent

January 22

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A huge cache of arms mostly barrels used in manufacturing guns was recovered from forests in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Acting-on a tip off, as many as 39 barrels of 12 bore guns were recovered from Mangikholi forests under Bortalav Police Station area by a joint team of SFs, Rajnandgaon SP Sundarraj P said. During interrogation, a recently arrested CPI-Maoist woman cadre, Manisha had revealed about the location of a dump of materials for making guns hidden in the forests of Kandhurra based on which search operations were on in the jungles of Kandhurra for the past few days, the SP said.

Non-Violent

January 22

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoists, three of them carrying reward of varying amounts on their heads, were arrested from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. “The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of security forces near Chingavaram village under Gadiras police station limits,” Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. The Maoists have been identified as Madvi Bapu (30), Madvi Linga (30), Madvi Hidma (35), Podiyami Kosa, Madvi Handa (40), Madvi Muda (35) and Madvi Hadma (23). While Hidma was carrying a reward of INR 1,000, Handa and Kosa carried INR 2,000 each. According to Police, the Maoists were allegedly involved in activities like damaging roads, set vehicles on fire, and dropping Maoist pamphlets in the region.

Non-Violent

January 22

Ranchi of Jharkhand

UMHA adviser K. Vijay Kumar stressed on better interstate cooperation to combat LWE effectively along the borders of Jharkhand and its neighbouring Naxalite-hit states. During a four-hour meeting at the Jharkhand Police headquarters in Ranchi of Jharkhand, Kumar is understood to have directed state Police and paramilitary forces to "reactivate" the "Operational Area" (OA) strategy and set up "Interstate Joint Task Force" to crack down on CPI-Maoist and other rebel groups, who have been using porous borders to give security personnel the slip. "I am happy with outcomes of anti-Naxalite operations in Jharkhand. The meeting mainly discussed plans for better interstate coordination and better intelligence network. For example, we have faced problems in tri-junction bordering areas (where borders of three states merged). Thus, cooperation among state police is the need of the hour," Kumar said after the meeting without divulging further details.

Statement

January 22

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Maoists killed one villager, identified as Nanhu Singh Bhokta in Gulab Bigha village under Madanpur Police station in Aurangabad District of Bihar suspecting him to be a Police informer. The Maoists also left a pamphlet at the spot threatening to eliminate SFs engaged in anti-Maoist operations. However, Police claimed that the victim never worked as their informer. "Police are probing the incident from different angles. Four special police teams have been formed to carry out raids and arrest those involved in the killing," the SDPO P N Sahu said.

Violent

January 24

Deogarh District of Odisha

The Odisha Police killed two senior CPI-Maoist cadres — the secretary of Kalinga Nagar Divisional Committee, P. Kumarswami alias Sushil, and his wife Sundari Lingo alias Suni, in an encounter at Pacharipani in Deogarh District of Odisha. Sushil, a resident of Warangal in Andhra Pradesh, was allegedly involved in 78 cases, including 30 murders, in Angul, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Rayagada and Gajapati Districts of the Odisha. “When the SOG jawans approached the rebels’ hideouts, Sushil and his aides fired at them prompting the jawans to retaliate. Sushil and his wife were neutralised on the spot while other cadres managed to escape. Efforts are on to nab them,” said DGP K. B. Singh. Sushil was carrying reward of INR two million on his head while Suni carried INR 500,000 on her head. The DGP said Sushil was actively involved in the murder of ASI Umesh Marandi of Daitary Police Station in Keonjhar District in July 2010 and executed several mine blasts. The DGP said Sushil was trying to establish a red-corridor.

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January 24

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Two cadres of the PLFI-a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Amit alias Birsa and Julius Lugun alias Julu, were arrested during a search operation at Rania in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Khunti SP Anish Gupta was tipped off that PLFI ‘zonal commander’ Jeedan Gudia and his associates had assembled in a forest on the outskirts of Khudbir village in Rania to work out future course of actions. "When our boys reached the forest around 3.30pm and asked them to surrender, they abused them and started fleeing towards northern end of the woods. Amit and Julius were caught after a hot chase. However, Jeedan and his fourteen other associates managed to escape. We have launched an intensive search operation in that area," SP Gupta said. Police recovered a rifle, many cartridges, 10 cell phones, a backpack and military fatigues from them.

Violent

January 24

Dumka District of Jharkhand

In a search operation, Maoist literature, items of daily use, ammonium nitrate and battery connectors, used for explosions, were recovered by Police in Kathikund in Dumka District of Jharkhand. SP Vipul Shukla said they were carrying out search operations in different parts of the District for the last four days.

Non-Violent

January 24

Bihar / Jharkhand 

The CPI-Maoist has given a call for 24-hour Bihar-Jharkhand bandh on Republic Day (from January 25 midnight) to protest killing of their colleagues in an encounter with SF personnel at Band Goreya village under Dhibra Police Station in Aurangabad District of Bihar on January 8. CPI-Maoist spokesperson Mannas said the bandh will start from January 25 midnight and will continue for the next 24 hours. He said emergency services have been exempted from the bandh. Mannas said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar led-Grand Alliance government in Bihar has extended full support to ‘Operation Greenhunt’.

Non-Violent

January 24

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Six CPI-Maoist cadres, one of them carrying cash reward on his head, surrendered before Police in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The cadres surrendered before senior police and CRPF officials citing disappointment with the ideology of Maoists and ill treatment meted out to them by senior leaders," Sukma ASP, Santosh Singh, said. Those surrendered were identified as Kunjam Lakhma, a medical team member of Jagargunda area committee of Maoists, Dubi Lakhma, head of DAKMS - a frontal wing of Maoists, and four lower rung members - Kawasi Lachhu, Dubi Hunga, Kawasi Kosa and Kawasi Budhra, he added. Dubi Lakhma was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, he added.

Non-Violent

January 24

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two janmilitia members of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Madvi Sukka (38) and Madvi Linga (32), were arrested from Lakhapal village under Kukanar Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The duos were rounded up during patrolling by a joint team of CRPF and District Force in the Kukanar region, located around 450 kilometres away from Raipur, ASP, Santosh Singh, said.

Non-Violent

January 24

Khammam District of Telangana

A Special Guerrilla Squad member and a militia ‘commander’ besides, four militia members of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by joint squads of the District Police and CRPF personnel during separate combing operations in Charla mandal of Khammam District.

Non-Violent

January 25

Palamu District of Jharkhand

A group of suspected Maoists set ablaze a portion of an under construction mobile tower at Chhatarpur area in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Palamu DIG Saket Kumar Singh said that three suspected Maoists on a two-wheeler also damaged a solar panel used for powering the mobile tower.

Violent

January 25

Garhwa District of Jharkhand

Two can bombs, weighing one kilogram each, planted by the Maoists was found near a school at Kurum village under Bhandariya Police Station limits in Garhwa District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

January 25

Aurangabad District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a junior Police, identified as Girija Paswan, in Aurangabad District of Bihar. The Maoists claimed that the 35-year-old was killed as he was suspected to have told his superiors about the whereabouts of Rajiv alias Bihari, a Maoist leader. Rajiv and his accomplices were killed by the Aurangabad Police earlier this month (January 2016).

Violent

January 25

Rayagada District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a JCB machine and a tractor engaged in road construction work at Dalianuji village under Muniguda Police Station limits in Rayagada District of Odisha.

Violent

January 25

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of District Police and CRPF arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mahadev Korram, from his house under Mardapal Police Station limits in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. Based on a confirmed intelligence input that he was present in his house, SF personnel raided the place and rounded him up.

Non-Violent

January 26

Bolangir District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres threatening people to boycott Republic Day celebrations, hoisted black flags in several places in Bolangir District of Odisha. The Maoists unfurled black flags on school premises in Chaulabngi in Khaparakhol block in the District leaving Mao posters and pamphlets appealing public to boycott the Republic Day, said sources.

Non-Violent

January 26

Kandhamal District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres thrashed to death a villager of Kuaghar in Kandhamal District of Odisha after branding him as a ‘Police informer’. The victim, Biswambhar Kanhar was dragged out of his house in the late night and beaten to death. The Maoists accused Biswambhar of passing on information to Kandhamal SP Kanwar Vishal Singh about their movements. The Maoists accused Biswambhar of taking INR 50,000 from the Police for providing such information.

Violent

January 27

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Seven Policemen were killed while eight others were injured in a landmine blast by the CPI-Maoist at Chattarpur Block in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The SF personnel were going towards the Kalapahari area in a convoy when their vehicle came under attack. The Jharkhand Police had corned a group of Maoists around Kalapahari area in Chattarpur Block of the District two days ago. The Police and Maoists have since been engaged in encounter.

Violent

January 27

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, who were allegedly involved in the Jiram valley attack on Congress leaders in Bastar District on May 25, 2013, were killed in an encounter led by SF personnel at Metapal village in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. SP Kamlochan Kashyap said that based on an intelligence tip off provided by the SIB about the presence and movement of the Maoists led to the encounter.

Violent

January 27

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected Maoists set ablaze three vehicles, including two tipper trucks engaged in sand mining, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

January 27

Rayagada District of Odisha

Two IEDs, weighing around 10-12 kilograms, planted by the Maoists to target SF personnel or civilians during the Republic Day celebrations were defused within the Muniguda Police Station limit near Pusuguda square at Hatamuniguda in Rayagada District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

January 28

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Admitting that critical Police lapses during the combing operation caused a 13-member contingent driving through dense Kalapahari forests to fall in the CPI-Maoist trap, State DGP D.K. Pandey, who flew to Palamau headquarters in Daltonganj, to pay his tributes to slain troopers at Chhatarpur Block in Palamu District, said, "While carrying out operations in a remote area, the police should have used an anti-landmine vehicle instead of moving around in a Tata 407 mini truck. Adequate backup for unprecedented eventualities was also not taken care of."

Statement

January 28

NS

Two days after the landmine blast at Hussainabad in Palamu District of Jharkhand, Maoists, claimed the incident took place to avenge the Bandh Gorya encounter under the Dhibra Police Station area in Aurangabad District of Bihar, in which four Maoists were killed.

Statement

January 29

Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

Seven hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from various places in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. Three Maoists, carrying a reward of INR 100,000 each on their heads, were arrested from Dantewada District. Two Maoists were arrested near Metapal village of Sukma District, while two others were arrested from Kanker and Narayanpur Districts.

Non-Violent

January 29

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

One Maoist cadre has surrendered before Rajnandgaon District SP. The Maoist was carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

January 29

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, who had apparently come to intimidate workers and contractors engaged in the widening of NH-23, were arrested from Beltand in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. A gun, a pistol and seven cartridges were found from them.

Non-Violent

January 29

Jamui District of Bihar

A top CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Ram Chandra Mahto aka Pramod aka Chirag Da, was killed in an exchange of fire during a joint operation conducted by Bihar Police, CRPF, CoBRA and SSB at Charkapaththar area in the Jamui District. Mahto was a ‘member’ of the East Bihar North-West Jharkhand ‘special area committee’ and was wanted in 20 cases in Bihar and over three dozen cases in Jharkhand.

Violent

January 30

Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in two different encounters in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. In the first encounter, two woman Maoist cadres were killed and their dead bodies were recovered after an encounter near Palamadagu village of Sukma District. The woman Maoists, identified as Vanjam Shanti and Vanjam Pojje, were militia members of Palamadagu range committee of the Maoists, IG of Police, S.R.P. Kalluri said. Three locally made guns, detonators, uniforms and some bullets were recovered from them.

Violent

January 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre identified as Ramasu, who was the trainer of the Maoists LOS in Awapalli area was killed in an encounter which took place at Pannur village of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh. One 8 mm locally made gun was recovered from him.

Violent

January 30

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

One civilian was killed in a cross firing between CPI-Maoist and PLFI cadres, at Pondegar under Bandgaon Police Station area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent

January 30

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The body of a villager who was abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres two days ago for refusing to join their ranks was found in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The body of the victim, identified as Hidma, was found lying in a pool of blood on the outskirts of his native village Madiyaras Korra, said Santosh Singh, ASP, Sukma. The villager was abducted by armed men from a local market on January 28.

Violent

January 30

Munger District of Bihar

A Police official was killed in an encounter with alleged CPI-Maoist sympathisers in Munger District of Bihar.

Violent

January 31

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with SF personnel in Sukma District of Bastar region, said S.R.P. Kalluri, IGP, Bastar Range.

Violent

January 31

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Suspected Naxals set ablaze eight vehicles engaged in road construction work at Ghatkuri and adjacent Pipri Sai Village under Gua Police Station area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent

January 31

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze three camps and eight construction vehicles in Pottangi area of Koraput District, Odisha.  Reports said more than 100 Maoists arrived at three contractors’ camps at Taupadar, Barabandha and Kasuguda under the Pottangi Police Station limits and attacked the labourers while they were asleep.

Violent

February 1

Latehar District of Jharkhand

A Maoist ‘area commander’ and a sympathiser of the outfit were arrested from different parts of Latehar District in Jharkhand.  Ravi Mochi, ‘area commander’ was arrested with a rifle, cartridges and Maoist literature from Palhaiya village in Manika block of the District while sympathiser Rahmatullah was arrested from Mahudanad village of the same District.

Non-Violent

February 1

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two SSB personnel were injured in an IED explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The blast occurred when the SF personnel were patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction railway track between Kacche and Bhaismudi villages in Bhanupratappur region, Kanker SP Jitendra Singh Meena said. “Constables Ayon Mandal and Parmanand Maurya have sustained superficial injuries in the blast,” the SP added.

Violent

February 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

19 Maoists including five carrying cash rewards on their heads were arrested during separate operations carried out by SF personnel in Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

February 1

Khammam District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist’s Charla LOS ‘commander’ S. Bojji alias Anjanna, was reportedly detained by the Police in Khammam District of Telangana. Sources said that Bojji was arrested while he was taking shelter in a chilli field on the outskirts of Battinapalli village in Charla mandal in the early hours of the day.

Non-Violent

February 2

Koraput District of Odisha

A tribal organisation called Naxal Hinsa Prapidita Manch has raised its voice against the Maoist killing of innocent civilians in Koraput District. They lodged their protest in a huge rally against the Maoists in Narayanpatna block of the District. The forum consisting of more than 2,000 tribals took out the rally and appealed to the Maoists to refrain from violence.

Statement

February 2

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in a fierce encounter with SF personnel in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the forests of Kesekodi under Koyalibeda Police Station limits between a joint team of security personnel and the Maoists, Kanker SP Jitendra Singh Meena said.

Violent

February 2

Rayagada District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres orchestrated a landmine blast near Lakhpadar village under Kalyansinghpur Police Station limits in Rayagada District of Odisha. An exchange of fire for over 45 minutes ensued between the Maoists and the security personnel at the spot. No Policeman was injured in the encounter.

Violent

February 4

Sukma and Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and another injured in two separate encounters in Bastar Division. Both the bodies have been recovered. Kunjam Linga (22), a People’s Militia ‘commander’ under Jagargunda ‘area committee’ of the CPI-Maoist and carrying a reward money of INR 100,000, was killed in an encounter with a joint team of SF personnel in the forests of Chintagufa Police Station area in Sukma District, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said.

Violent

February 4

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a Dangoria Kondh youth identified as Shyamo Kadraka (22) of Nirgundi village under Kalyansinghpur Police limits in Rayagada District of Odisha after trial in a kangaroo court. Maoists killed Shyamo suspecting him to be a ‘police informer’.

Violent

February 5

Kandhamal District of Odisha

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire with SF personnel near Dongarjoda village under Gochhapada Police Station limits of Kandhamal District, Odisha. Kandhamal SP Kunwar Vishal Singh said when the SOG, DVF and CRPF personnel involved in a joint anti-Maoist operation in the area asked the Maoists hiding in the forest to surrender they opened fire at the security personnel.

Violent

February 5

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

At least 43 CPI-Maoist cadres, including five women, surrendered in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh citing disappointment with the ideology of the outfit.

Non-Violent

February 6 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

10 Maoists impressed by the surrender policy of Chhattisgarh State Government surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

February 7

Bhagalpur District of Bihar

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University proctor Prof. Bilakshan Ravidas and two others were detained by the Bhagalpur District Police for their suspected CPI-Maoist links. The other two detained were part-time teacher at Murarka College (a constituent unit of TMBU) in Sultanganj block, Kapildev Mandal, and a Grade IV employee of Welfare Hostel number-II of the TMBU, Arjun Paswan.

Non-Violent

February 7

Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist has claimed the Police was trying to revive a "Salwa Judum" like movement in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh by backing few people to organise rallies and protests against the Maoists in the region. The Maoists have warned retaliatory peoples' action against what they described as "Salwa Judum-II".

Statement

February 7 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and many others injured by Bokaro Police during an encounter at Dandra village forest area under Chatrochati Police Station limits in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

Violent
February 8 Chatra District of Jharkhand

A powerful landmine was recovered by the security personnel during a search operation on Pratappur-Gajwa main road under Pratappur Police Station area in Chatra District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 8 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, were arrested in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Of them, Shyam Lal, who was a Central Regional Command 'company' III member of CPI-Maoist was rounded up from the forests in Faraspal Police Station area by a joint team of DRG and a squad of local Police.

Non-Violent
February 8 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists were arrested by a joint team of CRPF from Bhusaras village under Gadiras Police Station limits of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested trio was identified as Sodhi Joga (28), Madkami Joga (30) and Madvi Deva (25).

Non-Violent
February 8 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre identified as Kishore (27) was arrested from Katgaon village under Partapur Police Station limits of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 8 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

34 CPI-Maoist cadres, including a few of their supporters, surrendered in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. They were active in Benur and Kiskod area of the District as Local Operating Squad members, ASP, Narayanpur, O.P. Sharma said.

Non-Violent
February 8 Kalahandi District of Odisha

SF personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire in Gundia Reserve Forest area of Kalahandi District, Odisha, leading to the recovery of Maoist literature and some other items from their camp. escaped into the forest.

Violent
February 9 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

SF personnel found two country-made guns and CPI-Maoist literature after an exchange of fire with Maoists in the forest of Serengdag in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

Violent
February 9 Gaya District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres have set ablaze a tractor in Gaya District of Bihar. At least five Maoists barged into a brick kiln and torched a tractor after its owner failed to pay INR 100,000 as "levy". The kiln owner said that INR 25, 000 was paid monthly to the Maoists until last two months when they started demanding INR 100,000.

Violent
February 9 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Madvi Deva (22), Kavasi Somu (23), Madvi Soma (25), Madvi Handa (27) and Madkam Hunga (32), were arrested during an operation carried out by a joint contingent of 195th, 230th battalion CRPF and District Police near Chhotemurki village under Gadiras Police Station limits of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 9 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

A team of DRG, CoBRA and CRPF personnel arrested a suspected Maoist, identified as Hemla Jaggu (22), from the jungles of Minpa under Chintagufa Police Station limits of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 9 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoist "sympathisers" were arrested for their alleged involvement in torching of vehicles and digging of roads in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The alleged Maoist sympathisers were identified as Histaram Bhogami, Budhram Bhogami, Malla Midiyami and Gagru Bhaskar.

Non-Violent
February 9 Simdega District of Jharkhand

Two STF personnel posing as suppliers of AK-47 assault rifles have succeeded in arresting a CPI-Maoist self-styled 'sub-zonal commander', identified as Jitendra alias Tiger, in Simdega District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 10 West Bengal

CPI-Maoist posters criticizing the Mamata Banerjee Government were recovered by the patrolling CRPF personnel from Salboni area of Jangalmahal region of West Bengal State, pointing to the increased activity of the Maoists in the area.

Non-Violent
February 10 February 10

The CPI-Maoist cadres detonated five serial IED blasts and fired indiscriminately at a team of CAF in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. No one was injured in the incident.

Violent
February 11 Kalahandi District of Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an exchange of fire between the SF personnel and the Maoists in a forest in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The combing team comprising SOG and DVF also recovered arms from the spot.

Violent
February 12 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A trooper - Neeraj Kumar - belonging to the 170 battalion of CRPF was severely injured in a CPI-Maoist orchestrated blast near Kongpalli in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
February 12 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

12 CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from separate places in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 12 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Five CPI-Maoist cadres involved in several offensives surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
February 13 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A BSF trooper, identified as Harikesh Prasad, died after being hit by the bullet fired by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Sangam village under Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The trooper died due to excess blood loss.

Violent
February 13 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists were killed in an encounter with SF personnel at Sendra village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "Three dead bodies of the Maoists were recovered after an encounter at Sendra village in Bijapur District on Maharashtra- Chhattisgarh border today. The number of Maoists killed is likely to increase.

Violent
February 13 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three CRPF troopers were hurt in a landmine blast in Kondapara area of Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh "They (CRPF men) sustained minor injuries and all are out of danger. First aid has been given to them. They shall be airlifted to Raipur for further treatment," IGP Kalluri said.

Violent
February 13 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A BSF trooper was attacked by the Maoists in Pankhanjur town of Kanker District in Chhattisgarh.

Violent
February 13 Khammam District of Telangana

A militia 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested by Charla Police in coordination with the CRPF personnel from Korkatpadu forest area in Charla mandal of Khammam District of Telangana.

Non-Violent
February 13 Gariyaband District of Chhattisgarh

Security personnel have recovered a huge cache of arms, ammunition and materials, used in making explosives, from a CPI-Maoist dump at Nagrar village under Mainpur Police Station limits in Gariyaband District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 14 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint operation by SFs personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "They were apprehend by a squad of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district force from separate places under Gadiras Police Station area," ASP Santosh Singh.

Non-Violent
February 14 Samastipur District of Bihar

A team of STF arrested one self-styled 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist from Samastipur District of Bihar and two women cadres from a place on Muzaffarpur-Sheohar border. Sushil M Khopde, IG, Operations and STF, said the 'zonal commander', Lalbabu Sahni alias Bhaskarji, was arrested from his hideout in Samastipur District and on the basis of his tip-off, woman cadres - Soni Kumari and Chitra Lekha - were arrested. Bhaskarji was a Maoist 'zonal commander'.

Non-Violent
February 14 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Nine CPI-Maoist cadres including a 'divisional committee member' and two 'section commanders' surrendered in the last one week, the Gadchiroli Police of Maharashtra said in a statement.

Non-Violent
February 14 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as Sobu Gota (23), at Gaderi village under Etapalli taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, a press release issued by the Gadchiroli district Police said on February 17.

Violent
February 15 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

The first day of the 48-hour CPI-Maoist bandh had no impact in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. However, it had a partial impact on rural areas of the State.

Violent
February 15 Jamui District of Bihar

The Maoists abducted two railway staff in during the bandh Jamui District of Bihar.

Violent
February 15 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A 40-year-old civilian, identified as Chanti Gorgunda of Patagudam village in Sironcha taluka of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra was killed by Maoists. The Maoists called Chanti out from his residence when he was taking his meals in the night. After some time, he was shot dead, Police said, adding they killed him as they suspected him to be a 'police informer'. One of his cousins is working with the Gadchiroli Police.

Violent
February 15 Jamui District of Bihar

Maoists partially damaged the building of Barhat block office in Jamui District of Bihar by exploding a cane bomb. The main door, gate and a pillar of the block office building were damaged while cracks appeared on some of the walls.

Violent
February 15 Aurangabad District of Bihar

A group of CoBRA troopers had a miraculous escape when a bomb, planted by the Maoists exploded at Dhabi village under Dhibra Police Station limits in Aurangabad District of Bihar.

Violent
February 15 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Eight suspected Maoists were arrested in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The cadres were nabbed from their native Tokanpalli village under Chintagufa Police Station limits," said ASP Santosh Singh.

Non-Violent
February 15-16 Jamui District of Bihar

A mobile phone tower of a private telecom operator was set ablaze by the Maoists at village Marwaro under Khaira Police Station area in Jamui District of Bihar.

Violent
February 16 Bihar

The two-day Bihar bandh called by the CPI-Maoist passed off peacefully in Bihar. The bandh was called in protest against the killing of Maoist 'commander' Chirag Da.

Violent
February 16 Jamui District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a mobile tower in Jamui District of Bihar, the second day of a two-day state-wide bandh. Nearly 40 armed cadres attacked the BSNL mobile tower at Mudwaro village and set it ablaze. The shutdown affected normal life in rural areas in Jamui, Banka, Munger, Lakhisarai and other neighbouring Districts.

Violent
February 17 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A man was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the suspicion of being a 'Police informer' in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The victim's blood-soaked body was found on the outskirts of Markanar village under Koyalibeda Police Station limits.

Violent
February 17 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two Policemen, identified as Suman Yadav and Shankar Mandavi, were injured after they were shot at by the Maoists in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when the duo was marching around Gatapar Police Station in Khairagarh region. A small action team of Maoists fired upon them resulting in minor injuries on their legs.

Violent
February 17 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

SF personnel recovered a powerful IED, grenades and ammunition from a Maoist hideout in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the recovery included an 8-kilogram IED, two grenades and some bullets.

Non-violent
February 17 Angul District of Odisha

Security personnel seized several CPI-Maoist articles during a two-day joint combing operation at Udul under Handapa Police limits in Angul District of Odisha.

Non-violent
February 17 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, who was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, was killed in an encounter with SF personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
February 17 NS

CRPF DG Prakash Mishra has said Maoist menace is coming back again in Odisha and Telangana after lying low for some time with the overall situation in LWE-affected States remaining "fluid". The DG said while LWE activity in Odisha had by-and-large cleared up, it is now "coming back" in Narayanpatna area of Koraput District.

Statement
February 17 Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh

UMH Rajnath Singh reviewed Naxal situation of AP in Visakhapatnam where he credited security agencies, developmental programmes and policies of the State Government for the improved scenario. He said the LWE activities across States were restricted to 141 districts in 2015 from 162 districts in 2014.

Statement
February 19 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed following a nine-hour encounter with SFs in Taimara valley on NH-33 in Ranchi District of Jharkhand and four firearms were seized, CRPF IG Rakesh Kumar Mishra confirmed. The Police have recovered four dead bodies and a process to identify them is on. All the four dead Maoists were in Maoist fatigue. Two CRPF troopers were injured in the initial hours of encounter.

Violent
February 19 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Baldev Janesh, a member of company number 6, platoon 1 and former 'commander' of a LOS was killed in an intelligence based operation in the forests of Hiramandla in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. Security personnel have recovered the Maoist's body, arms and weapons from the spot along with some Maoist material, and two bharmar rifles.

Violent
February 19 Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police said at least 31 bodies of Maoists have been recovered since the start of the year (2016) with nine alleged Maoists being killed in six big operations in the past three weeks alone. Senior Police officers said the number was achieved after a shift in strategy that has seen an increased use of DRG, a unit of the State Police, that has among its recruits several surrendered Maoists.

Statement
February 19 Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the Newadi Panchayat building at Dihi village in Latehar District of Jharkhand and later on set ablaze a tower of a private telecom company at Chope village in the same District. The Maoists also pasted posters at the two villages.

Violent
February 19 Koraput District of Odisha

Two CPI-Maoist militias, who reportedly triggered the landmine blast on January 8 that killed two BSF personnel, including a Deputy Commandant, were arrested in Koraput District of Odisha. They were identified as Basudev Pradhani (37) and Bhagaban Minarbalia (28). According to Police sources, both were part of Boipariguda 'area committee' under Malkangiri-Koraput border division of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
February 19 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A village headman, identified as Penta Madkami, was killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres under Podia Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Three Maoists arrived at Madkami's house and introduced themselves as Police officers. They entered his house and then killed him with an axe. Later, they asked some villagers to accompany them to an area nearby. However, suspecting foul play, the villagers caught hold of the three and handed them over to the Police.

Violent
February 20 Kalahandi District of Odisha

A hardcore Maoist, carrying INR 100,000 reward on his head, and two 'militia members, surrendered before the SF personnel during an anti-Maoist operation in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoist was identified as Suka Majhi (20) of Chhattisgarh. Along with him, two other local militia members also surrendered. Their identity was not disclosed on security grounds.

Non-Violent
February 20 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an exchange of fire with SF personnel in the forests of Tarlaguda village under Golapalli Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
February 20 Latehar District of Jharkhand

An armed gang of the CPI-Maoist blew up a panchayat building at Balu under Balumath Police Station limits in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Palamu DIG Saket K. Singh said the building did not suffer extensive damage. DIG Singh added that the Maoists also set ablaze a generator set of a private telecom company called Reliance on the same day in Latehar District.

Violent
February 21 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an exchange of fire with a combing party comprising the Greyhounds personnel and the Special Party of the Vishakhapatnam District Police near Revulakota village in Koyyuru Mandal under Mampa Police Station limits in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Violent
February 21 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF officer and a trooper were injured in an IED blast at Aranpur village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The injured have been identified as Assistant Commandant Aman Kumar and Constable Rakesh.

Violent
February 21 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Police busted a Maoist camp under Peshrar block of Lohardaga District, Jharkhand during a joint operation with the CRPF. The Maoists were reportedly attending a meeting at Khadujharia village under Bagru Police Station limits. A few Maoists, positioned at a higher altitude, spotted the security personnel from a distance and alerted the others. All of them managed to flee. "We raided the place and found two IEDs, a loaded rifle, utility items, water bottles, and utensils. The Maoists took off with most of the items," said Lohardaga SP Kartik S.

Violent
February 22

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Three 'suspected' CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Dasru Ram Mandavi (40), Kamlu Korram (45) and Budhu Korram (35), were arrested during a search operation by SF personnel at Oyanger village forests under Orchha Police Station limits in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 22

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Laxmi alias Ratna (20), carrying reward money of INR 200,000 on her head, surrendered before security personnel in Kalahandi District of Odisha. She belonged to Palgurha village of Chhattisgarh. After undergoing training, she was working as an armed cadre for Modem Balakrishna alias Manoj of Odisha State Committee of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
February 22

NS

The current security situation in Naxal violence affected States is "good" and may improve further while parts of Odisha and adjoining areas are witnessing an increased activity of these cadres, said CRPF DG Prakash Mishra.

Statement
February 22

Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu

In a late night operation, a team of the Tamil Nadu's `Q' branch Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre at Sriperumbudur in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. The 32-year-old man whom Police identified as Surendra Yadav, confessed that he was involved in a couple of cases of murder and bomb blasts in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The Chattisgarh Police had alerted their Tamil Nadu counterparts about Yadav, who was wanted in several cases.

Non-Violent
February 23

Gumla District of Jharkhand

A team of Police and CRPF personnel killed a 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist identified as Sanjay Yadav alias Mantri ji alias Yatin ji in Kodebera village forest under Palkot block in Gumla District of Jharkhand. The Maoist was carrying a bounty of INR One Million on his head. The SF personnel recovered the dead body from the encounter site and also recovered arms reportedly carried by the Maoist 'zonal commander'.

Violent
February 23

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A 15 kg IED was recovered by SF personnel from Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the recovery was made by a squad of paramilitary ITBP force from the Revamand-Kulnar road area of the District.

Non-Violent
February 24

Malappuram District of Kerala

A Police team conducting search operation exchanged fire with a three-member CPI-Maoist group in the forests under Pookkottumpadam Police Station limits in Malappuram District of Kerala. The members of the Thunderbolts were conducting search operation after they came to know that the Maoists had visited a tribal colony in the area on February 23.

Violent
February 24

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A 30-year-old CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested during a joint operation by SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Madkam Bhema was apprehended by a composite squad of CRPF and district force from Dondpal village of Gadiras Police Station limits, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said.

Non-Violent
February 25

Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh

As many as 11 suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested while another surrendered in different places in Bastar Division.

Non-Violent
February 26

Rayagada District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and two others were injured in an encounter with SF personnel in a forest near Dangamati village under Kalyansinghpur Police Station limits around Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada District, Odisha. The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. A huge cache of arms, ammunition and Maoist literature were recovered.

Violent
February 26

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Jaisingh Dugga (32) and Ramuram Darro (39), were arrested in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 27

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Paramilitary forces belonging to the ITBP recovered five kilogrammes of IED from Chheribera-Chapai area in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
February 27

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal identified as Biswanath Khila (25) of Handikhal village in Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Khila, who had gone to attend a marriage function, was taken away by a group of Maoists late night and his body with throat slit was found at Khajuribahal village this morning, Inspector In-Charge of Chitrakonda Police Station, Pitabas Dharua said adding the Maoists apparently suspected that Khila operated as a 'Police informer'.

Violent
February 27

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested after a brief exchange of fire between the SFs and the Maoists in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
February 27

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Four powerful landmines were recovered in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The explosives, each weighing 30 kilograms, were planted near the Tubed River under Sadar Police Station, SP Anup Birtheray said. They were planted with an aim to target the SFs during anti-Naxal operations, he said.

Non-violent
February 27

Chatra District of Jharkhand

An IED was recovered by the SFs near Satbahini River under Pratappur Police Station in Chatra District of Jharkhand.

Non-violent
February 27

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, identified as Sukhram Poyam, was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres at his village Kundla under Kurusnar Police Station limits of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, Narayanpur ASP O.P. Sharma said. A group of around 20 armed cadres stormed the village and dragged out Poyam from his house. They shot rounds of fire at him and fled from the spot. As per preliminary investigation, Maoists had branded him as 'supporter and informer' of Police prior to his murder.

Violent
February 27

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, identified as Amrit Hurra (25), was killed with sharp-edged weapons by the Maoists in Bhanupratappur area of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Hurra was abducted by some Maoists from his house at Ghotha village and his blood-stained body was found this morning outside the village, following which Police was informed, a police official said. The Maoists had dropped some pamphlets and put up banners at the spot in which they claimed Hurra to be a Police informer.

Violent

February 27

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a search operation carried out by Police and para-military forces in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. They were identified as Bhagchand (23), Kulram (28), Siden alias Sindhu (25) and Lal Singh (30).

Non-Violent

February 27

Rayagada District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted two Dongria Kondh youths in Rayagada District of Odisha suspecting them to be ‘Police informers.’ The abducted persons were identified as Syama Sikaka (24) and Ludu Wadeka (25).

Violent

February 27

Rayagada District of Odisha

DVF personnel and Police teams, led by the Rayagada SP, recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from a camp near Dangamati village in Niyamgiri hills during a combing operation.

Non-Violent

February 27

Jehanabad District of Bihar

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested along with weapons from Jehanabad District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided Timbalpur village and arrested the four Maoists and seized two country-made carbines, a country-made pistol, six live ammunition, two mobile phones and a haul of Maoist literature, SDPO Ashfaq Ansari said.

Non-Violent

February 28

Bastar District of chhattisgarh

As many as 23 Maoists, including two women, surrendered in Bastar District of the State citing "ill-treatment" by senior cadres.

Non-Violent

February 28

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ Munnu Yadav alias Mutur Yadav and ‘area commander’ Sanjay Paswan alias Chhotu surrendered along with arms before STF Inspector-General Pravin Kumar Singh at the Police line in Chatra District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

February 29

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres have allegedly killed four villagers in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. SP, Narayanpur District, Abhishek Meena informed that Police have begun investigation after they received information about the incident.

Violent

February 29

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A senior CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as ‘commander’ Chandmuni Hansda (42), was arrested near Giridih District of Jharkhand bus stand. Hansda has been a member of the Maoists' armed squad for more than 16 years. She held the post of ‘secretary’ of the Nari Mukti Sangh (NMS), the women’s wing of the CPI-Maoist, Santhal Paragana. She is the wife of Maoist leader Sitaram Murmu alias Nandlal Murmu alias Vijay Da, who is a Jharkhand Special Area Committee member of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

February 29

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sanju Oraon and Sandeep Sahu in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

February 29

Gurgaon/ Haryana

The CRPF has "destroyed" the Naxals’ efforts to create a "red corridor" in the country and was able to restrict them to a few states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, said the outgoing Chief of CRPF Prakash Mishra in Gurgaon. "CRPF has destroyed the dream of Maoists to establish a red corridor from Pashupati (in Nepal) to Tirupati (in south India) and mainly restricted them to some areas of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar," Mishra was quoted as saying by a CRPF spokesperson. Mishra said this while addressing the troops during his farewell parade at the forces' camp in Kadarpur area here, the spokesman said.

Statement

March 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

At least eight members of the Venkatapuram ‘area committee’ of the CPI-Maoist, which operates in the Bhadrachalam area of Khammam District in Telangana, were killed in an encounter with SF personnel along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. The Telangana Greyhounds had launched the operation after receiving information about the presence of Maoist leaders in the region, resulting in the encounter which took place in the Sakler area of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Along with the dead bodies of the eight slain militants, SF personnel also recovered an AK-47 rifle, three SLRs, several .303 rifles, and ammunition from the encounter spot.

Violent

March 1

Gumla District of Jharkhand

The Maoists have called 24-hour bandh to protest the killing of their ‘zonal commander’ Sanjay Yadav alias Mantriji alias Atinji during an encounter with the Police in Palkot area in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

Statement

March 2

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A villager was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres on the suspicion of being a ‘Police informer’ in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The victim, Satru Ram, was allegedly shot dead by the Maoists at his native place Tiralgarh village under Bande Police Station limits, Kanker DSP Jayant Vaishnav said.

Violent

March 2

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, were arrested in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "Based on intelligence inputs, the cadres were rounded up by a joint team of Security Forces from a weekly market at Korra village under Gadiras Police Station limits," Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. Those arrested were identified as Sodhi Joga (30), Sodhi Kosa (28), Madkam Ranga (22), Madvi Budhra (25) and Sodhi Deva alias Malir (28), he said.

Non-Violent

March 2

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

23 Maoists surrendered in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh citing "disappointment" with the violent activities of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

March 2

West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The Buttayigudem Police arrested three members of a CPI-Maoist militia in the forest area near Upparella in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, and recovered from them a country-made gun and bullets. The trio – Sagar Babu, Dharmanna and Somaraju – confessed to their membership in the Chandranna dalam of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

March 2

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police held two minors, who allegedly belonged to the CPI-Maoist bal dasta, following an encounter at Luggu Hill under Lalpania Police Station limits in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

March 3

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A woman Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with Police in Abhujmad area of Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh.  "The skirmish took place in Kasturmeta forests," said IGP, Bastar range, S.R. P. Kalluri. "Her identity is being ascertained. Preliminary investigation showed that she was not a local. She could be from Peoples Party Member of Maoists," he added.

Violent

March 3-4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three troopers of CoBRA were killed and at least 15 others were injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.  Officials said while two Commandos, identified as Constables Linju N and Fateh Singh, had succumbed to bullet injuries on March 3, their colleague Lakshman Singh died on March 4. At least 15 others, including CoBRA Commander P.S. Yadav and the chief of the State Polices' DRG, have been injured in the encounter which ended on March 4.

Violent

March 4

NS

The CPI-Maoist has given a bandh call on March 7, 2016, in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Dandakaranya regions, condemning the encounter on Telangana-Chhattisgarh border in which it lost eight armed cadres. Jagan, the party official representative from Telangana State, has issued a statement that was circulated to all the local media offices in which he has said that the Police caught hold of the unarmed women and tortured them before killing them. He further said “The Chief Minister said that there will be no encounters in separate Telangana. But he is trying to eliminate naxals through the same means. Both the KCR and Modi governments have started Operation Red Hunt.”

Statement

March 4

Gaya District of Bihar

The District Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres from Belaganj Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar and recovered two country made weapons and live cartridges from their possession. "The arrested men, identified as Munarik Yadav and Chandradip Yadav, hail from the Makhdumpur Police Station area of the neighbouring Jehanabad District. The duo has been charged with extorting money from local brick kiln owners," said Gaya SSP Garima Malik.

Non-Violent

March 5

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed by members of his rival group in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. According to Police, the body of Maoist ‘commander’ Muslim Ansari was found at Sgahighat area of the District. A pistol and other incriminating documents were seized from him, the Police said, adding he might have been killed by the rival Maoist group.

Violent

March 5

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from a village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Sodhi Masa was arrested by a joint team of CRPF and District Force from his native village Etalpara Korra under Gadiras Police Station limits, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh.

Non-Violent

March 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

About 150 CPI-Maoist supporters, including 13 militia members, 12 village committee members and two Gana Natya members of the outfit from Temrupalli, Pujariguda and Kukurkunda villages under Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District, surrendered before the Police. The Maoist supporters went to Mathili Police Station and surrendered before SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra, SDPO M Sandeep Sampad and 202 CoBRA Battalion Deputy Commandant Pawan Kumar.

Non-Violent

March 5

NS

The Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavalli ‘divisional committee’ of the CPI-Maoist called for a bandh on March 15 protesting the Police encounter on February 27 that claimed the life of a Dongria Kondh.

Non-Violent

March 5

New Delhi

In an official release, the Central Government has said that eight of the 10 districts in Telangana are LWE affected. The Districts named are Adilabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Medak, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Warangal and Nizamabad. Only the two urban districts of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy have been excluded from the list. Incidentally, among the 106 Districts declared as LWE-affected, eight districts of Andhra Pradesh also figure - Anantapur, East Godavari, Guntur, Kurnool, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram.

Statement

March 6

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two mining workers were killed and one Policeman was injured in a CPI-Maoist attack in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. “Two villagers belonging to Balod and Kanker District of Chhattisgarh were killed in a blast and firing by the Maoists in Amdai Ghati of Narayanpur. Both were working for Neko Jaiswal Company in Amdai Ghati mining project,” said Abhishekh Meena, SP.

Violent

March 6

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist cadres of Galikonda ‘area committee’ killed a tiles trader, identified as Gundu Rao, near Kumkumpudi of G.K. Veedhi mandal in the Vishakhapatnam Agency area of Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Violent

March 6

Garwah District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip off, a joint team of CRPF and Jharkhand Police under ‘Operation Finish’ arrested a hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Binod Yadav, at Kulhi village under Bhandariya Police Station limit in Garwah District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

March 7

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a manager of a private iron ore mine, identified as Sree Kumar Nair (55), in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

March 7

Malkangiri District of Odisha

40 CPI-Maoist sympathisers of Kirmiti village under Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha withdrew their support to the Maoists and announced to support the administration in development activities.

Non-Violent

March 7

Rayagada District of Odisha

The Niyamgiri ‘area committee’ of the CPI-Maoist has called for a bandh in Rayagada District of Odisha on March 15 in protest against death of a Dongria Kondh, identified as Mondo Kadraka, in an alleged fake encounter on February 27.

Statement

March 7

Khammam District of Telangana

The bandh call given by the CPI-Maoist in protest against the March 1, 2016 encounter in which eight Maoists including five women cadres were killed, evoked poor response in Bhadrachalam town of Khammam District of Telangana.

Violent

March 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

10 CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women, surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered cadres include Munna Hemla (26) who carried reward money of INR 800,000. He was active in 'military company' number 2 of the Maoists. Hemla had been instrumental in executing several major Maoist incidents, including the ghastly Tadmetla attack, in which 76 security personnel were killed in Dantewada District in 2010.

Non-Violent

March 9

Chhattisgarh

Stepping up the drive against CPI-Maoist, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh announced raising four new DRG battalions in Bastar region by recruiting local youth. Presenting the budget in the State Assembly, he said 3,000 local youths would be recruited for these battalions while a provision has been made to create 1,000 more posts in State Police. As of now there are nearly 1,600 security personnel in the District Reserve Guard Force which comprises of local boys recruited from seven districts of Bastar region.

Statement

March 9

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, carrying reward money of NR 300, 000 each on their heads, were arrested during an anti-Maoist operation carried out by SF personnel in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

March 9

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

17 Maoists, including a woman, surrendered before Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. "The 17 cadres, all lower-rung members of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), turned themselves in before senior police officials in Kondagaon District," Kondagaon SP JS Watti said.

Non-Violent

March 10

NS

Questioning Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri’s claim of “eliminating” more than 40 Maoists in the first two months of 2016, Maoist leader Ganesh Uike said only eight of those killed belonged to his outfit. In a press statement, Uike, who is the ‘secretary’ of the South Regional Committee of CPI-Maoist, claimed the Bastar Police killed 40 people including seven women, in the name of anti-Maoist operations. He said, “Seventeen people were killed in Bijapur district, 12 in Sukma district, three in Dantewada, five in Kondagaon, and three in Bastar. Out of these 40, only eight were members of our People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army. Rest of them were innocent villagers.”

Statement

March 10

Palamu District of Jharkhand

A Maoist, identified as Beerbal Parhaiya (45), hurt in an accidental IED blast was arrested and jailed in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Sources said Parhaiya was handling the Maoists’ IEDs and was injured in an accidental blast.

Violent

March 10

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists triggered a landmine blast killing a CRPF head Constable and leaving 11 personnel injured in Morli forest area near Kunta town of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.

Violent

March 10

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists set ablaze a private bus after asking its passengers to get down near Bandepara village under Kutru Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The bus was on its way to Bedre from Bijapur. A group of 15-20 Maoists, some of them armed stopped the bus and set it on fire.

Violent

March 10

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A major tragedy was averted when SF personnel recovered powerful explosives, including a 10-kg pipe bomb, from a dense forest pocket in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh while returning from patrolling operations.

Non-Violent

March 10

Gadchiroli District of  Maharashtra

The CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a Constable of Hedri Police Post in Etapalli Division of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. The victim, Deepak Sadmake, was shot by the Maoists from close quarters when he was patrolling a village market with his colleagues.

Violent

March 10

Sundergarh District of Odisha

A 30-year-old woman CPI-Maoist cadre who was considered as an explosive expert surrendered before the Police at Bonai in Sundergarh District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

March 10

Warrangal District of Telangana

Disillusioned with the CPI-Maoist ideology and ill-health, a woman Maoist cadre, identified as Kunjum Edumen alias Kavitha, from Karimnagar-Khammam dalam surrendered before Telangana Police in Warrangal District of Telangana. Kavitha joined the Maoist outfit in 2011-12 and worked for the Venkatapuram ‘area committee’.

Non-Violent

March 10

Malkangiri District of Odisha

19 supporters, who announced their willingness to give up arms, officially surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

March 12

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two BSF troopers, identified as Vijay Kumar and Rakesh, were killed and four others were critically wounded in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Becha forests of Kanker District, Chhattisgarh.

Violent

March 13

Koraput District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a former Sarpanch identified as Gobardhan Bhuiyan (38) of Tentuligumma panchayat under Boipariguda block in Koraput District of Odisha.  The incident took place near a forested road on NH-326 near Tanginiguda when the former elected panchayat member was on way to his village on a motorcycle, Police said.

Violent

March 13

Malkangiri District of Odisha

57 Maoist sympathisers, including 11 militia and two village committee members, surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

March 13

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs in a densely forested patch in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

March 14 Malkangiri District of Odisha

117 persons with CPI-Maoist links, including 36 militias, surrendered before Malkangiri SP in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Those who surrendered included Maoist 'militia commander' Madhab Durua and village committee 'President' Moga Sodi. Total number of surrenders of Maoist elements in the District has risen over 400 during past 10 days.

Non-Violent
March 15 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. "Piso Kadkami, 32, and Aayta Vetti, 33, were apprehended from the forests of the Darbha Police Station limits following a specific input," Bastar SP R.N. Dash said. The SP added a five kg IED, ten gelatine rods and five detonators were recovered from the Maoists.

Non-Violent
March 15 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoists surrendered at the office of the CRPF's 226th battalion in the Sabrinagar area of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Dudhi Hidma (23), Dudhi Ware (19), Kunjami Sanna (28), and Suresh Mandavi (19), were active as 'jan-militia' (people's militia) members of the CPI-Maoist while Hirma Kawasi (31), Ishwar Mandavi (27), and Muchaki Budhra (35), were active in its front unit Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan, said Sukma ASP Santosh Singh.

Non-Violent
March 15 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists identified as Umesh Vedada (32) and Pradeep Sori (25) surrendered before BSF 122nd battalion officials and local Police in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Umesh, who headed the public relations wing of the Partapur 'area committee' in north Bastar division of Maoists, carried a reward of INR 5,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
March 15 Latehar District of Jharkhand

A bodyguard of top CPI-Maoist leader Arvindji, identified as Sohan Yadav, has been arrested and remanded in jail in Latehar District of Jharkhand..

Non-Violent
March 15 Rayagada and Kalahandi District of Odisha

The bandh called by the CPI-Maoist in four blocks of Rayagada District of Odisha and one block of Kalahandi District in Odisha did not evoke much response except in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada District. The Maoists had called this dawn-to-dusk bandh to protest against their encounter with SF personnel near Dangamati village under Kalyansinghpur Police Station limits in Niyamgiri hills region on February 27.

Violent
March 16 Muzaffarpur District Of Bihar

The Bihar STF arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres with weapons from a village under Baruraj Police Station area in Muzaffarpur District.

Non-Violent
March 16 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Security personnel during an anti-Maoist operation found firearms at Maluki village under Ghatsila Police Station limits in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
March 16 Ranchi district of Jharkhand

Two Maoists were arrested from a short distance from Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das's official residence in Ranchi District.

Non-Violent
March 17 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

An eight-year-old girl was killed after she stepped on an IED planted by the CPI-Maoist in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
March 17 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The Maoists killed one of their former colleagues, identified as Manau Ram (38), at Mulle village under Amabeda Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The deceased had surrendered in 2014.

Violent
March 18 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two troopers of CRPF were injured in two separate incidents of attack by CPI-Maoist cadres in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
March 18 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A 55-year-old woman, identified as Muchaki Hidma, was killed after reportedly stepping on a pressure IED in Gorkha area of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Commenting on the incident, D.M. Awasthi, Special DG, ANO, said the accident took place on Injeram Bhejji Road.

Violent
March 18 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The SF personnel also recovered a 10 kg IED near Gorkha in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
March 18 Ranchi district of Jharkhand

Three PLFI cadres were arrested from Jharkhand State capital Ranchi while they were on recce of a road construction site at NH 33.

Non-Violent
March 18 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, one carrying a reward of INR 400,000 on her head, and another INR 100,000, surrendered before Vishakhapatnam District SP Koya Praveen.

Non-Violent
March 19 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Five lower-rung CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. Lal Singh Yadav (30), Phool Singh Yadav (40), Lakshman (27), Samdu Korram (40) and Ayatu (51), who were active as people's militia members turned themselves in at the district headquarters, citing disappointment with the ideology of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
March 19 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Madivi Devayya alias Vinod alias Deva (24), member of the Sabari Dalam, surrendered before East Godavari District Police of Andhra Pradesh. He declared that he wants to lead a peaceful life in public and also want to end underground activities.

Non-Violent
March 19

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A 19-year-old youth, identified as Tankeshwar, was killed and his family reportedly evicted from the village allegedly by CPI-Maoist cadres in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The deceased was brutally beaten to death by Maoists at his village Becha under Chhote Dongar Police Station limits, after they branded him as a 'police informer', Narayanpur SP Abhishek Meena said. His younger brother was also reported to be badly beaten up by the Maoists. Later, his family was threatened to leave the village, the SP said.

Violent
March 20 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Bodies of two slain CPI-Maoist cadres were recovered from the forest stretch between Gundam and Sewari in Etapalli division of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra.

Violent
March 20 Koraput District of Odisha

The body of a CPI-Maoist 'area committee member', killed during accidental blast of a landmine, was recovered in Pottangi Police Station area of Koraput District of Odisha.

Violent
March 21

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Seven lower-rung CPI-Maoist cadres including a woman surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. They were identified as Dukaru Netam alias Rainu (43), Jamdhar (50), Phoolram (25), Phool Singh Netam (46), Jaisingh Korram (55), Tularam Mandavi (24) and the woman Dasmati (25), all residents of Mardapal and Bayanar regions.

Non-Violent
March 21

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Around 270 CPI-Maoist "sympathisers" took a pledge before the Police not to render any help to the Maoists in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The "sympathisers" belonged to several villages under Mathili Police Station jurisdiction, Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said.

Non-Violent
March 21

Odisha

As many as 19 revenue districts of Odisha are considered as Maoist-affected districts in varying degrees, CM Naveen Patnaik told the Odisha State Assembly.

Statement
March 21

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Sona Muchaki (40) was axed to death by Maoists under Chhindgarh area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. He was brutally axed to death in front of his wife and children at Rokel village under Chhindgarh Police outpost. According to pamphlets dropped by the Maoists, Sona allegedly helped SF personnel in setting up a Police camp in the village.

Violent
March 22

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A civilian, identified as Kicche Mukka, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres on the charges of being a police informer under Polampalli Police Station area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. As per preliminary information, a group of Maoists stormed into the house of Kichhe, after he returned from his fields. He was dragged out and killed with sharp weapons.

Violent
March 22

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Eight suspected Maoists, including a woman, were arrested during a joint operation by SF personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. They were arrested from Murki and Rampuram villages under Gadiras Police Station limits when the forces were carrying out 'area domination exercise' in the region, Sukma ASP Santosh Singh said. Those arrested were identified as Madavi Muya (35), Somaru (35), Padami Muya (28), Banjami Hidma (32), Madvi Veera (36), Kawasi Manga, Podiyami Bheema, and the woman Madkami Hidme.

Non-Violent
March 22

Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as Koothudi Venkata Rao, of Jakaravalasa at D. Thadivalasa, a hamlet under Kurukutti panchayat in Salur Agency of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. He was killed on the charges of being a 'Police informer'.

Violent
March 25

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A 30-year-old CPI-Maoist 'commander', carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, was killed in a Police encounter in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The deceased, identified as Sudhram, a native of Sahpadarpara in Kudur, was a People's Militia commander, Police said. The skirmish took place early in the morning between a team of district force and Maoist in the dense forests of Kudur-Rakasmeta villages the under Mardapal Police Station limits, Kondagaon SP J.S. Watti said.

Violent
March 27

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze 14 vehicles and equipment of a construction company engaged in a track-doubling project near Turki railway station in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. A group of about 50 Maoists stormed into the project office of M/S Hari Construction Company around 2 a.m., SSP Ranjeet Kumar Mishra said. The Maoists also assaulted three security guards. The arson was allegedly due to non-payment of 'levy' by the company, SSP Mishra added.

Violent
March 27

Koraput District of Odisha

A hardcore woman CPI-Maoist cadre from Andhra Pradesh, identified as Puwala Achhama alias Laxmi (27), carrying INR 400,000 award on her head in Odisha, surrendered in Koraput District of Odisha. Laxmi also helped the Police in seizure of large quantity of materials of Maoist use including mines detonators, remote sensors and arsenal for IEDs and INR 144,000 in cash. Laxmi was the 'area committee member', third Central Regional Company.

Non-Violent

March 27

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The CPI-Maoist cadres have killed two persons in separate incidents in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The victims were identified as Suryabhan Tembhurne (38), resident of Wako village, and Panchamsingh Koreti (65), resident of Sonpur village.

Violent

March 28

Kandhamal District of Odisha

An exchange of fire occurred between the CPI-Maoist and SF personnel inside the forest near Ladapadar under Gochhapada Police Station limits of Kandhamal District of Odisha. It occurred while personnel of SOG were involved in an anti-Maoist operation in the area. The Maoists managed to escape from the spot and no injury was reported from either side. The SF personnel seized goods of day-to-day use of Maoists from the spot.

Violent

March 28

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Kiang based 202 CoBRA, which has been making efforts to bring CPI-Maoist supporters to the mainstream, 281 aides gave up arms before Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Natives of Sanguma and Barha villages of Kartanpalli gram panchayat under Mathili Police Station limits reached the District Police office en masse and announced their decision to join the mainstream before SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra. They used to work for the Darbha Division of the CPI-Maoist in the remote and dense forest areas under Mathili Police Station limits, bordering Chhattisgarh, Mahapatra said.

Non-Violent

March 28

Bhubaneswar

As many as 184 SF personnel and 259 civilians were killed by CPI-Maoist in Odisha from 2005 till date (March 28, 2016) CM Naveen Patnaik informed the Odisha Assembly. In a written reply to a question from Duryodhan Majhi, BJP, the CM said the killed SF personnel included 36 from Andhra Pradesh and nine from Chhattisgarh. He said 152 Maoists were killed in Police encounters during the period. As many as 919 Maoist-related violent cases occurred in the State since 2005, he added.

The CM Naveen Patnaik added that annual incidents of violence related to CPI-Maoist have remained below 100 during the last four consecutive years in Odisha. Since 2013, the number of LWE violence reported from different districts has come down below 80 per year in sharp contrast over 100 incidents of violence each in preceding four years, said CM Patnaik. The year 2009 was the worst year in terms of numbers of violence. In that year, 148 such cases were reported while the following year (2010) too witnessed large incidents of violence. But in last three years, 2015, 2014 and 2013, numbers of violence in each year remained between 70 and 80. Till February 29, 2016, there has been report of 26 such cases. Security Forces have managed to neutralise over 20 Maoists in a year on four occasions. The CM said since 2014 as many as 171 Maoists had surrendered before the State Government. But out of 171, only 68 Maoists surrendered and joined the rehabilitation policy. Two of these surrendered Maoists were members of Central Committee and State Committee. At present, 19 Districts of Odisha are affected by the Maoist violence while there are recent reports of Maoist activities in Boudh and Angul Districts. To combat the Maoists, 17 battalions (9 CRPF and 8 BSF battalions) of Central Armed Police Force are supporting the State police. Odisha has received INR 2,955.79 crore under the Integrated Action Plan, Security Related Expenditure Scheme, Special Infrastructure Scheme, Construction and Strengthening of Fortified Police Scheme and Modernisation of Police Forces Scheme.

Statement

March 28

Nuapada District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist camp was demolished and huge cache of arms and ammunition seized by SF personnel in Patdarah reserve forest area under Boden block in Nuapada District of Odisha. SP Pinak Mishra said the SF personnel seized five tiffin bombs of 2 to 3 kg each, 20 detonators, 30 metres of safety fuse wires, live bullets, medicines, Maoist uniforms and food materials.

Violent

March 28

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Six suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint search operation in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

March 28

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

11 lower-rung CPI-Maoist cadres including two women surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. They were active as People’s Militia members of CPI-Maoist in the region and are residents of Bayanar, Rajbeda and Choote Usari villages of the District.

Non-Violent

March 28

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

The ITBP personnel found two IEDs weighing 2 Kilogram and 5 Kilogram near Jakke Post in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

March 29

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the SF personnel in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. A joint operation, of the forces numbering around 700 comprising the DRG, the STF, the ITBP and the CAF, reached their target areas in Sulenga Tirkanar forest under Dhaurai Police Station limits, the Maoists opened heavy firing on them. After a heavy exchange of fire the ultras managed to run away taking advantage of thick forest. Three dead bodies of uniformed Maoists were found after searching the area. "It is estimated that four to five more Maoists have been injured in the encounter and our parties are still searching deep inside the forest for them. All our parties are safe. One INSAS rifle, one 315 rifle and three country-made weapons were also recovered from the spot of the encounter," Bastar range IGP, S.R.P. Kalluri said.

Violent

March 29

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Four 'suspected' Maoists were arrested during a joint search operation by SF personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Those arrested included Madvi Dewa (27), Madvi Ganga (25) - both people’s militia heads - and members Kartami Nanda (23) and Madkami Lakhma (26).

Non-Violent

March 29

Garwah District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ identified as Bhanu Singh and his associate Chhotu Korwa alias Mister thrashed and shot a PACS ‘President’ - Banwari Prasad (40) - of Beta panchayat of Chinia block in Garwah District of Jharkhand, after the latter denied them levy.

Violent

March 29

Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka

Banners suspected to have been put up by the CPI-Maoist have surfaced in Sringeri taluk of Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka, addressing elected representatives and officials with regard to various issues, including clearance of encroachments, the controversial tiger project and granting land to the landless. Residents of Bukkadi Bailu village, near Sringeri, found around 10 such banners.

Non-Violent

March 29

Malapuram District of Kerala

An armed group of suspected CPI-Maoist cadres visited a tribal colony at Pattakkarimbu in Malapuram District of Kerala and convened a meeting of the colony natives in which the group urged the people to boycott upcoming Kerala Assembly election and to launch protest against the recent death of a woman of the colony. A team of 10 persons including three women came to the colony raising slogans against government and Police. Before the meeting they laid an iron chain across the walkway to the colony to prevent colony natives from going outside. The team left the colony after spending more than an hour there, collecting rice and groceries from colony natives.

Non-Violent

March 29

West Midnapore District of West Bengal

Four years after the death of Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji, a CPI-Maoist ‘Politbureau member’, in an encounter with CRPF’s CoBRA team in West Midnapore District of West Bengal on November 24, 2011, a former Maoist cadre identified as Shantanu Mahato has claimed that it was he and not the SFs who killed the top Maoist leader. In an interview to a Malayalam news channel, Asianet News, at Midnapore in West Bengal, Mahato claimed that he betrayed Kishenji after the Police promised to help him enter the mainstream society.

Statement

March 30

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Seven jawans of the CRPF were killed in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A vehicle carrying the CRPF’s 230th battalion belonging to the Ghusaras CRPF camp in Dantewada were returning after leave for Holi was blown up by Maoists near the Malewara market on the Dantewada-Sukma road. The deceased troopers were identified as Sub-Inspector D. Vijay Raj, Constables Pradeep Tirkey, Rupnarayan Das, Devendra Chourasia, Ranjan Dash and Mritunjoy Mukharjee and driver Saindane Nana Usesing. Three troopers were also injured in the explosion.

Violent

March 30

Kandhamal District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist cadre is suspected to have sustained bullet injuries following an exchange of fire between SOG personnel at Pokhari bandh reserve forest in Kandhamal District of Odisha. "Our jawans found bloodstains in the forest after the ultras escaped from the spot," SP K.V. Singh said.

Violent

March 31

Malkangiri District of Odisha

71 CPI-Maoist aides, including 18-militia members and six village committee members, surrendered before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra at District Police Office in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

March 31

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist could have got information about the movement of the seven CRPF troopers, who were killed in an explosion in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh on March 30, said CRPF DG K. Durga Prasad. He also said Maoists could have dug a secret tunnel to plant over 50 kg of explosives under the concrete road. “A surprise movement was under way and it was being done in a secret way. I don’t know how the news got leaked [to Maoists]. The way the incident happened, it is clear that someone gave specific inputs [to Maoists]. We will investigate to find out what went wrong,” he said after paying homage to the deceased. He further said “The blast took place on a well-connected road; a school is barely 100 metres away. It is unlikely that the explosives were put together in a hurry. It was a well-planned and deliberate explosion. We suspect that a tunnel could have been dug to plant the explosives as it is a populated area and the road is a concrete one.”

Statement

March 31

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Ram Mohan Munda, one of Jharkhand's top Maoists who carries INR One Million cash reward, was arrested with two aides after a brief encounter with the SF personnel on the outskirts of Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Ram Mohan's career in LWE spans more than a decade. He also led a special armed guerrilla group known as 'Ram Mohan dasta'. In 2008, Ram Mohan with Kundan Pahan, another top Maoist ‘commander’, looted INR 50 million from ICICI Bank cash van and also murdered Tamar MLA Ramesh Singh Munda and a DSP besides several other acts of violence in past. The names of the two aides have not been disclosed. They are dasta members whose profile record is not available with Police.

Violent

April 1

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

On the inputs of arrested CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Ram Mohan Munda, a series of 25 IEDs were found from Angara area of Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

April 1

Garhwa District of Jharkhand

One Maoist was injured in an encounter between the CPI-Maoist and the SF personnel at Chapla village in Garhwa District of Jharkhand. The encounter took place when a team of CRPF personnel and District armed personnel rushed to the village following a tip-off that a squad led by ‘area commander’ Bhanu had assembled there, sources said.  The SF personnel were conducting raids in the village when the Maoists started firing at them forcing them to retaliate in self-defence, sources said, adding that one Maoist sustained bullet injury. Bhanu and his two aides managed to escape, SP Priyadarshi Alok said.

Violent

April 1

Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu

About a dozen armed CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women cadres, reportedly stormed a village along the Western Ghats close to the Kerala border in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, and addressed a gathering of about 150 tribals. The Maoists came to the Nedukal Kambai village in the Kolakombai Police Station limits around 9 p.m. and asked the villagers to gather at a common place, a couple of them began addressing the gathering, while others took positions to guard. Making an appeal to the villagers to join the CPI-Maoist, they released a manifesto promising to restore land, water and forest rights to the people. During the hour-long meeting, the Maoists distributed pamphlets and pasted posters in the village. Calling for strengthening the ‘PLGA’ to establish “people’s rule”, the Maoists urged the tribals, Dalits, students, women and educated youth to join the armed struggle. Vowing to render justice to the Munnar tea estate workers, they appealed to the people to reject the elections which were the path of corrupt politicians and drive away the STF from the forest area.

Non-Violent

April 2

Aurangabad District of Bihar

The Police recovered six landmines from a village under Madanpur Police Station area in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, the Police detected six landmines planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres underneath Madanpur Ajan road in Purnadih village and safely recovered all of them. The landmines were connected to six bombs weighing five kilograms each, which were later on defused by the bomb disposal squad.

Non-Violent

April 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A leader of the BJP's youth wing, BJYM, was shot at by CPI-Maoist in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "A small action team of Maoists attacked Murlikrishna Reddy, the BJYM Bijapur district president, last night at Bairamgad town of Bijapur. He was attacked with a country-made gun and other traditional weapons," SP KL Dhruw said. Bastar range IGP, SRP Kalluri, claimed that Reddy was offering prayers at a temple in Bairamgad when the Maoists attacked him. "He suffered three bullet injuries. He was immediately rushed to Raipur in an IAF chopper," he added.

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April 2

Dhanbad District of Jharkhand

Six CRPF personnel were injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres, ambushed a LRP party of the CRPF triggering IED blast at Topchanchi in Dhanbad District of Jharkhand. The incident took place when a team of CRPF was on LRP on motorcycles at Bodra village under Topchanchi Police Station in Dhanbad. The CRPF personnel were riding motorcycles, when the extremists set off the blast through an IED, Police said. After triggering the blast, ultras fired indiscriminately at the convoy, prompting the LRP personnel to return fire .The exchange lasted a little over half an hour,” said a senior Police official.

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April 2

Kolkata of West Bengal

The STF of the Kolkata Police arrested top CPI-Maoist leader Vikas alias Manasharam Hembram and his wife Tara alias Thakurmani Hembram from Kolkata of West Bengal. Joint Commissioner of Police (STF) Vishal Garg said that they were arrested near the Brigade Parade Ground under the Maiodan Police Station in Central Kolkata, after receiving inputs from reliable sources. “Vikas is the State Committee member of Maoists as well as the secretary of their State Military Commission. His wife Tara is the leader of their Salboni squad. They were involved in several Maoist- related incidents including those in Shilda and Goaltore,” said Garg. After interrogating them, Police raided a house in the Mogra Police Station area in Hooghly District and seized an AK-47 rifle along with rounds of live ammunition, Maoist literature and some letters written in tribal language. Garg said that they came to Kolkata to meet a leader.

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April 3

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered allegedly by Maoists, in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at Dubba Kunna forests under Katekalyan Police Station limits while SFs were returning after an anti-Naxal operation in the region, Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap said. When the SFs reached a forested patch of Dubba Kunna, the trooper inadvertently stepped over an IED, which triggered the blast, the SP said. “Constable Gurwinder Singh belonging to the CRPF’s 195th battalion sustained injuries in the explosion,” he added.

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April 3

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Troops of the 230th CRPF battalion arrested six Maoists from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said a special squad from the unit arrested the Maoists, identified as Madvi Muka (22), Madkami Deva (24), Madkami Ganga (24), Chinga (25), Budram (30) and Sanna (28) from the Nelavaram and Chichor villages of Sukma District. They said all the six were wanted by the State Police for various crimes and had warrants pending against them.

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April 4

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A Police trooper and a civilian were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist near Maoulimor village under Rawghat Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. On getting information that Maoists had installed banners, posters and blocked Rawghat-Maoulimor road by felling trees, a joint team of District Force and BSF approached the spot. While SF personnel were trying to remove a banner, a pressure IED placed under it went off injuring the constable Preetam Singh, SP Jitendra Singh Meena said. Besides, a civilian who was present at the spot also sustained splinter injuries in the explosion, he added.

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April 4

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A team of District Force was carrying out a search operation in Badgaon Police Station area when they spotted four persons and arrested them in forests of Latamarka village in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. On interrogation, they admitted involvement in the Maoist movement. They were identified as Saten Ram Kumeti (26), Rati Ram Jade (23), Vimla Uike (23) and a 17-year-old girl, Police said. Kumeti was wanted in cases of abduction and attempt to murder in the region while three others, including Vimla and the minor, were allegedly involved in offences like rioting, loot and attempt to wage war, he said.

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April 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of CRPF and the District Police Force arrested four Maoists from Nilavaram village under Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Of the four, one Katti Guddi alias Madkam Ganga was carrying a reward of INR 2,000 on his head. All four were active members of DAKMS, a front of the CPI-Maoist, and were allegedly involved in various crimes including creating disturbance during panchayat election in 2015.

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April 4

Malkangiri District of Odisha

About 167 CPI-Maoist supporters from the Mathili area of Malkangiri District of Odisha, surrendered before SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. According to the SP Mitrabhanu, those who surrendered were from Maoist-infested Daldali and Gurupadar villages. They included 56 women, nine Maoist militias, five village committee members of Maoists and four members of CNM, a frontal organisation of the CPI-Maoist.

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April 4

The SC granted bail to DU Professor G.N. Saibaba, in jail over suspicion of having links with the CPI-Maoist, while pulling up the Maharashtra government for being “extremely unfair” to an ailing man. A Bench of Justices J.S. Khehar and C. Nagappan said there was no point in keeping Saibaba, who is a wheelchair-user, in Nagpur Jail indefinitely. “You are extremely unfair to him (Saibaba) considering his medical condition. There is no point keeping him in jail if the material witnesses have already been examined,” Justice Khehar observed when the State counsel pressed for extending the custody. In February, the apex court had agreed to consider the Professor’s bail plea on April 4, 2016, after the Maharashtra government completed the examination of eight material witnesses in the case. The apex court had ordered day-to-day trial to start from March 4.

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April 5

Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh

A 40-year old former cadre of the CPI-Maoist was reportedly taken into custody at Thallayapalem in Thullur mandal in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh by special party Police. The woman Maoist identified as Bhootam Annapoorna alias Aruna had come to the village to see her relatives when Police, who got wind of her whereabouts, picked her up. Aruna had been an active Maoist and had worked in dalams at Julakallu village in Piduguralla mandal for many years, it was learnt. Guntur Police have, however, refused to confirm the arrest.

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April 5

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A 35-year-old villager was killed allegedly by Maoists for refusing to support them in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Lalit Dugga was brutally beaten with sticks to death by the Maoists at his native place Kadgaon, Pakhanjore SDPO Jai Prakash Badhai said. As per the preliminary information, a group of Maoists had abducted Dugga from his house. The victim’s kin said in their statement that Maoists had also beaten up Dugga some time back. When the victim remained firm on his stand of not supporting the outlawed outfit, the Maoists killed him, the SDOP said.

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April 5

Phulbani District of Odisha

The OMP 'chief', Sabyasachi Panda appeared before the District & Sessions Judge Court in Phulbani District of Odisha, in connection with three cases filed under Daringibadi Police Station limits. OMP is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist. All the three cases were registered in 2011 when Panda was active in Daringibadi area.

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April 6

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two villagers, who were abducted from a village in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh, were allegedly killed by Maoists after holding a ‘Jan Adalat’. “The victims, identified as Budhru and Manku, tribals from Kudur village under Mardapal police station limits, were brutally beaten to death,” Kondagaon SP JS Watti said. As per preliminary information, three villagers from Kudur area were abducted by Maoists on April 4, and two others picked up on April 5. Subsequently, the Maoists held a ‘Jan Adalat’ around 15 kilometres from Kudur in Tilam-Becha area, which falls in Narayanpur District, the SP said. “The Naxals executed two villagers and released three,” he said.

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April 6

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Four IEDs allegedly planted by Maoists to target SF personnel were recovered by SFs in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of BSF and District Force recovered the explosives during a search operation in the forests of Bande Police Station area, Pakhanjore SDOP Jai Prakash Badhai said. While the SFs were cordoning-off Korenar village forests, they spotted an electric wire connection and subsequently found the IEDs, kept in different objects under the ground, Badhai said. “Two IEDs were kept in a pressure cooker and as many others were in form of pipe bombs. Of them, a pressure cooker bomb weighed 5 kg and others were of low intensity,” he said. According to a BSF official, the pipe bombs were connected to a wireless ‘walkie-talkie’ in a manner that if the wireless set receives a call, the bomb detonator catches the signal too and the IED explodes. The explosives were immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad of BSF and CTJW college, Kanker.

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April 6

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Based on inputs about presence of Maoists in Gadiras region in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, a joint squad of CRPF and DF swung into action and arrested four Maoists, said Sukma ASP Santosh Singh. Those arrested were identified as Madvi Hunga (26), Madvi Lakma (22), Kawasi Mukka (35) and Podiyami Somaru (24), he said while elaborating that they were working as member of DAKMS, a frontal outfit of the CPI-Maoist.

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April 6

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were arrested by personnel of DRG in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Those arrested were identified as member of Malangir LOS Bheema Podiyami and Dumam LOS member Deva alias Joga Padam, informed Police. According to the Police, during the course of investigation, it came to light that Bheema was inducted into the banned organization as CNM member in 2009 and elevated as member of Malangir LOS in 2015 whereas Joga was associated with the Maoist movement since 2007.  

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April 6

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

One CRPF trooper was injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a series of landmines targeting the SF personnel on a combing operation in Rudakota area of Pedabayalu mandal in the Visakha agency in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The injured trooper was identified as radio operator of the 198 battalion head constable Srinivas Sahu (40) of Odisha. Sources said four to five explosions of IEDs were heard at around 8.30 am 5 kilometres away from Rudakota area, which was followed by gunfire. CRPF personnel retaliated with light machine gun fire. A platoon of 25 to 30 CRPF personnel was moving from Rudakota area to Munchingput when the incident took place.

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April 6

Giridih and Dhanbad District of Jharkhand

An encounter was reported between Police and CPI-Maoist cadres in Denga Pahari section of the forests located on the borders of the Giridih and Dhanbad District of Jharkhand. A joint team of Giridih Police and 124th battalion of CRPF unit raided the Denga Pahari forest area under the Parasnath Police Station and had an hour –long encounter with Maoists. However, the Maoists fled towards forest side, sources said.

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April 6

Saran and Muzaffarpur Districts of Bihar

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres in two separate incidents from Saran and Muzaffarpur Districts of Bihar. SP Pankaj Kumar Raj said a person from the CPI-Maoist - had demanded a levy of INR 2.5 million from Govardhan Sah, a goldsmith in Parsa, on March 27. Sah had informed the Police and a special team was formed which arrested Mukesh Sahni from Dadanpur and Sanjay Sahni from Sahila village in Muzaffarpur.

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April 6

Koraput District of Odisha

Four suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed trader Jayaram Pangi near Jalaput village in Nandapur Tehsil in Koraput District of Odisha and left behind a letter near the body which read that he was punished for his involvement in ganja smuggling and other anti-social activities. Police recovered the body and said that Pangi belonged to Singrai village under Chitrakonda Police limits and was involved in ganja smuggling.

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April 6

Rayagada District of Odisha

Police arrested hardcore Maoist Dasru Kadraka (25), son of Majji Kadraka of Gorata village under Muniguda Police limits in Rayagada District of Odisha. Dasru was working as a ‘militia commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Niyamgiri and involved in a number of crimes, informed the Rayagada SP.

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April 6

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly held a ‘kangaroo court’ in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh, where a sarpanch was asked to ensure payment of wage arrears under the MGNREGA. This is after a long time that Naxal activity has come to light in Balaghat District, which is close to Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh and Gondia of Maharashtra. “Twenty Naxals including six women held an unofficial court in Pandripani jungle near Rashimetta in south Baiher on the night of April 4,” said former Lanji MLA Kishore Samrite. The villagers complained to the Naxals that they had not received wages for work under the MGNREGA for several months. The Naxals told the woman sarpanch’s husband to make sure that payments were made within 15 days. Otherwise the sarpanch should resign, they said. “We have got inputs that rebels held a meeting, not a kangaroo court, on April 4,” SP Gaurav Tiwari said.

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April 7

The CPI-Maoist have given a call for 'Dandakaranya Bandh' on April 15, opposing the recent air-to-ground firing exercise carried out by the IAF in south Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. "The pamphlets in which the outlawed CPI (Maoist) has opposed the aerial firing practice by IAF commandos have been recovered from the restive places of Bijapur, Sukma and Kanker districts," a senior Police official involved in anti-Maoist operations said. The IAF's Garuda commandos had conducted a special air-to- ground firing exercise in Sukma District of the state on April 1. A similar aerial firing practice was done in Bijapur last year. The pamphlets, released in Naxal's DKSZC official representative Vikalp's name, have appealed to make the bandh successful. DKSZC oversees Maoist activities in Bastar and some parts of Maharashtra and Telangana.

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April 7

Chhattisgarh

The pamphlets carry messages that "since last six months aircraft (are) blasting bombs in the area of south Bastar, Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur Districts, it means Air Force planes may attack Maoists anywhere at any moment". "Security forces are conducting fake encounters and arresting innocent personnel in fake cases. They said helicopters are only being used for assistance work and firing on Maoists only in self-defence. But the fact is that as part of the Green Hunt operation, the government has given full authority to the air force to attack Maoists," the pamphlets read. Maoists have, however, announced relaxation for medical and educational institutions from the bandh.

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April 7

Giridih District of Jharkhand

Three troopers of the CoBRA unit were injured, when CPI-Maoist cadres detonated an IED in Parasnath Hills in Giridih District of Jharkhand to target a contingent of forces chasing them. ADG (operations) and Police spokesperson S N Pradhan said the troopers were hurt by splinters after the blast. An anti-Maoist operation was launched in the area on April 6, after authorities received inputs that 25-odd rebels, led by CPI-Maoist Jharkhand Regional Committee ‘secretary’ Ajay Mahto and his aide Nunu Chand Mahto, are holed up in an area within the limits of Madhuban Police Station of Parasnath Hill. 

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April 7

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Heavy exchange of fire took place twice between Hawk Force of State Police and an armed squad of CPI-Maoist at Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. Though the exact location of encounter is yet to be confirmed, intelligence officers at Police headquarters said first firing took place near a forest area under Patra Police outpost under Roopjhar Police Station. Commandant, who was leading the force, ordered retaliation as the Maoists fired on the SFs. However, no casualty was reported from either side. Previous encounter was reported from Machhurda forest area, located 30 kilometres from District headquarters during routine patrolling. Armed Forces were heading towards the forest from the area under Birsa Police Station, when Maoists opened fire for the first time. "It seems to be a chance attack instead of an ambush. That was a transit point for Maoists to enter Maharashtra," said Police officer monitoring anti-Naxal operations.

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April 7

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

The Maoists who had an encounter with Madhya Pradesh SF personnel in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh, were newly recruited from Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and wanted to influence tendu leaf plucking to broaden base, investigations have revealed. The groups of 25-30 fresh recruits were led by three hardcore Maoists, including Tanda Malajkhand ‘area committee member’ Sangita, who carries a reward of INR 700,000 on head and is wanted by the Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Police. The other two included Tanda Malajkhand ‘area committee member’ Dipak, who carries INR 3 million reward on head, and ‘divisional commander’ of North Gadchiroli Gondia committee Naresh, who carries INR 2 million bounty. The Maoists were camping in the jungles between Chukkatola and Bhagwandeeh in Balaghat District to extort money from contractors of tendu leaf plucking on the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra trisection, investigations have revealed. Balaghat Police sources said the Maoists had planned to fuel resentment among tribes people plucking tendu leaves by telling them that they are paid INR 130 per hundred leaves instead of INR 150 per hundred leaves.

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April 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police jawan was killed and another injured after CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a team of SF personnel who were deployed on a helipad in the dense forests in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A group of Maoists opened fire on jawans guarding the helipad in a restive pocket of Pamed Police Station area, SP KL Dhruv said. SFs were tasked with ensuring security to the helipad ahead of the landing of a helicopter meant to transport ration for them. After dropping the consignment, the chopper returned and SFs began marching back to its base, he said. “Meanwhile, a group of Maoists opened indiscriminate firing on them from behind leaving two constables --Baburam Markam belonging to the district force and Dinesh Ogre of CAF - injured. “While Markam succumbed to his injuries during the treatment, Ogre was airlifted to Raipur for treatment,” he said.

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April 8

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

The armed squad of the CPI-Maoist killed one youth for allegedly being ‘Police informer’ and also collecting levy in favour of Maoists at Pipradih village under Gomia Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The deceased has been identified as Satendra Mandal (26) of Pipradih village. According to reports about 15 to 20 armed Maoists raided his village and took him in the forest area of Chutte-Kharna, when Satendra was coming back on his motorcycle at home in the evening. The villagers saw his body with throat slit on Chutte-Kharna forest way, one kilometre from his house. The Police recovered “parchas” (leaflet/pamphlet) from the spot stating that Satendra, was ‘Police informer’ and collecting “chanda” (levy) in favor of original Maoists group. Mandal also joined rival Uday Mahto group. Police sources said the deceased had a close nexus with the Maoists in the past. The incident could be a result of his (Maoists) internal conflicts, further Police added.

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April 8

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Landmines planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres were found near Kudumuluguma block office in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The landmines were neutralised by a bomb defuse team of the BSF. A letter was too found from the spot in which Maoists wanted that the BSF personnel should leave the District at the earliest.

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April 9

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A top leader of the CPI-Maoist, Kudumula Venkata Ramana alias Ravi, died of jaundice at a city hospital in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Ravi was member of the AOBSZC and ‘commander’ of first company of party’s CRC that was responsible for many operations in the area. He had reportedly planned many attacks on the Police and destruction of property. Ravi carried a reward of INR 2 million on his head. Ravi was reportedly brought to the city from a place beyond Sapparla in Chintapalli mandal in the morning but was already dead, according to information available with the Police, SP Koya Praveen said. Ravi, a native of Kommangi village in Chintapalli mandal joined the Maoist party in 1998 soon after completing high school. He rose in the party ranks to become one of its top leaders and military strategist. He married Kumari, a party member.

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April 9

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The Visakha Rural Police reportedly arrested Galikonda ‘area committee member’ of the CPI-Maoist Vantala Checchu alias Vasanta (33) of Bonangipalli in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, a couple of days ago. Vasanta is the wife of senior leader and ‘divisional committee member’ Krishna. Vasanta has been suffering from various ailments. According to sources, she had been staying at her native village for some time to avail medical treatment. After learning this, the rural Police went to the village and took her into custody. Vasanta was arrested by combing parties at Janbai in the cut-off area in Malkangiri District of Odisha five years ago. However, she had managed to escape from custody.  

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April 9

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 122 members of CPI-Maoist militia and its frontal organisations reportedly gave themselves up before the Police higher officials at Dornapal in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According to sources, 11 women militia members were among those who surrendered en masse before the Police in Sukma District of south Bastar region.

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April 9

Malkangiri District of Odisha

189 CPI-Maoist cadres and their sympathizers surrendered in front of SFs in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Maoists surrendered in presence of officers of 202nd CoBRA unit of CRPF and Police. Those who surrendered include 25 Maoist cadres, 10 village committee members and 154 Maoist sympathizers, said officials.

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April 10

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered two powerful IEDs, planted allegedly by the CPI-Maoist, in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of CRPF and District Force recovered the explosives while patrolling the under-construction Aranpur-Jagargunda road under Aranpur Police Station limits, ASP Ramkrishna Sahu said. While cordoning off an area near Kondapara, where a CRPF camp is located, SFs spotted the explosives, weighing 10 kilograms each, kept in pressure cookers hidden beneath the earth, Sahu said. The IEDs were immediately destroyed by bomb disposal squad, the officer added.

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April 10

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A woman Maoist cadre, who is the mother of a four-month-old girl, surrendered in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, saying she wanted a better life for her child. Sukaru Salaam (22), a native of Manpur area in Rajnandgaon District, surrendered before senior Police and ITBP officials at Narayanpur District headquarters, SP Abhishek Meena said. She was allegedly involved in several Maoist offences, including the attack on SFs in Aundhi area of Rajnandgaon during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, he said, adding that she was carrying a reward of INR 100, 000 on her head. Sukaru was active in Aundhi LOS in Rajnandgaon where she fell in love with the squad’s ‘deputy commander’, Bharat. When the senior cadres objected to their relationship, the couple fled and shifted to Koyalibeda in Kanker District, Meena said. They were well aware of the Maoist ‘diktat’ that cadres are not allowed to have children. After giving birth to a baby girl, Sukaru decided to quit the movement to give a better life to her child, he said.

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April 10

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Explosives hidden by the Maoists were recovered during “area domination campaign” by the SFs near Gundijora in the Saranda jungles in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Getting information, the CRPF (197 Battalion) and District Police personnel, headed by Commandant T.H. Khan and Assistant Commandant Pundarik Mishra searched the areas as part of the ‘area domination campaign’ and recovered 39 pieces of .303 ammunition and 12 electronic detonators, a CRPF release said. Following a tip-off sniffer dogs were pressed into service to unearth the explosives hidden for use against the SF personnel, it said. The release claimed that LWE was on the decline in the Saranda forests.

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April 10 Koraput District of Odisha

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a villager, identified as Manju Guntha (32), belonged to Semageda village of Kotiya panchayat under Pottangi Police limits in Koraput District of Odisha, by slitting his throat.

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April 10 Bargarh District of Odisha

The Maoists set on fire an empty 'phadi', where dried kendu leaves are stored, at Gaurpali village of Lakhanpur panchayat under Ambabhona block in Bargarh District of Odisha.

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April 11 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

An injured CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested following an encounter between the Maoists and a Police team in a forested patch in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

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April 11 Latehar District of Jharkhand

An encounter took place between a joint team of District Police Jharkhand Jaguar CoBRA 209 battalion and CPI-Maoist cadres at Latu in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

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April 11 Dhenkanal District of Odisha

Three persons were critically injured in a bomb blast at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal District of Odisha. All the injured persons have been admitted to hospital.

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April 11 Malkangiri District of Odisha

SF personnel busted a Maoist camp in a forested area near Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha. BSF jawans during combing operations in Khaipadar forested area near Chitrakonda busted the camp of Maoists and seized four guns and explosives from the camp, Police said.

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April 11 Ganjam District of Odisha

Police recovered six crude bombs from Shanti Nagar at Chhatrapur in Ganjam District of Odisha. Probe is on in the incident.

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April 11 Malkangiri District of Odisha

One Maoist leader named Benu, claiming to be 'secretary' of Malkangiri District committee of the CPI-Maoist, sent an audio clip to the media, through which, he criticised the surrender of hundreds of Maoist sympathisers and militias from the Mathili area of Malkangiri District of Odisha. He termed these surrenders to be an outcome of use of force by the Police. He added that the Police were falsely implicating innocent persons as Maoists. He threatened to take revenge on leaders of the ruling BJD if these did not stop.

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April 11 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly looted a truck and set it ablaze in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place at Dhiri Murum village of the District. Police said a group of 25-30 armed people, dressed in green uniform, looted a truck and then set it afire in Mataghat area.

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April 12 Latehar District of Jharkhand

One Maoist leader carrying a reward of INR 2.5 million on his head surrendered in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Maoists Dinesh Yadav (40), with several aliases - Chasma, Satyendra Yadav, Chota Vikas and Umesh - was in civil dress when he surrendered before Palamau DIG Saket Kumar and Latehar SP Anoop Birtharay.

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April 12 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

At least 23 tribal people, believed to be relatives of two surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres, were allegedly forced out of their village in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh, by Maoists, who branded them as 'Police informers'.

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April 12 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoists, allegedly involved in Malewada landmine attack last month in which seven CRPF personnel were killed, were arrested from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, after an encounter with SFs.

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April 12 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF officer who had suffered severe IED splinter injuries during an anti-CPI-Maoist operation on March11 in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh died on April 12 at a hospital in Hyderabad. The officer identified as Deputy Commandant BK Shyam Niwas had slipped into coma for a month.

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April 13 Pakur District of Jharkhand

A computer operator and a Constable were injured in an explosion on the premises of Pakuria Police Station in Pakur District of Jharkhand.

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April 13 Gaya District of Bihar

Police arrested suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, Sanjay Yadav from Sheikhbigha village under Khizersarai Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar. Sanjay is accused of attacking Police in 2005.

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April 13 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 61 CPI-Maoist cadres, including seven women, most of them lower rung members, surrendered in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh, citing "disappointment" with the ideology of the CPI-Maoist.

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April 13 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police trooper was injured in an encounter between SF personnel and Maoists in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

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April 14 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable was killed in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

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April 14 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A Policeman was killed when CPI-Maoist cadres opened indiscriminate fire at a function in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
April 14 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Around 175 kilograms of ammonium nitrate stuffed in four plastic bags were seized from Saudag village in Tupudana in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The explosives were recovered from the shop of one Birsa Bakhla (28), who has been arrested.

Non-Violent
April 14 Aurangabad District of Bihar

Aurangabad Police of Bihar arrested three wanted CPI-Maoist cadres from different localities under Daudnagar Sub-Division of the same district.

Non-Violent
April 15 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

An encounter took place between Maoists and the 18th battalion of ITBP troops between Belgaun and Kaneli area in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 15 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists have set ablaze four vehicles, including two engaged in a road construction work, in Madanwada area of Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 15 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a 'Commander', were killed while planting bomb in Koyaliberda area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh during the Dandakaranya bandh called by the CPI-Maoist. Kanker Police confirmed the incident on April 17.

Violent
April 15-16 Telangana

A forest guesthouse and a jeep were set ablaze, allegedly by Naxalites at the Tadvai mandal headquarters between Warangal and Eturunagaram in Telangana, on the intervening night of 15-16 April.

Violent
April 16 Chhattisgarh

Calling the CPI-Maoist a 'serious challenge' to the Indian democracy, the UMH Rajnath Singh said the Centre was committed to extend every possible help to the LWE-affected states to root out the menace.

Statement
April 17 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, identified as Khatiya Korcha (25), was arrested during a search operation in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Korcha, a Gatta LOS member of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested from Madpakhanjore village under Bande Police Station area, Kanker SP Jitendra Singh Meena said.

Non-Violent
April 17 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist also placed a banner in Pevari village under Antagarh tehsil of Kanker District. They urged the people to support them to protest against the recent hike in price of tendupatta/bidi leaves.

Non-Violent
April 14 Nuapada District of Odisha

Maoist posters threatening to blow up the residence of Nuapada SP created a flutter in five gram panchayat headquarters in Nuapada District of Odisha.

Statement
April 18 Nuapada District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a civilian, identified as Gajapati Majhi, branding him as a 'Police informer' in Nuapada District of Odisha. Maoists killed Gajapati in a forest nearby his village.

Violent
April 18 Ganjam District of Odisha

Odisha DGP K. B. Singh while speaking to media persons during his visit to Ganjam and Berhampur said that Maoists from outside the State are planning for something inside Odisha. He further said Odisha Police were prepared to thwart any plans of the Maoists. The Times of India adds the DGP as saying that nine out of 30 districts in the State have been identified as Maoist-affected and the movement of the Maoists is largely felt in Kandhamal, Boudh and Kalahandi Districts.

Statement
April 18 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three personnel were injured in an IED blast during an anti- CPI-Maoist operation in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the incident took place near the Chintagufa-Burkapal axis when troops of 74th battalion were sanitising a track.

Violent
April 18 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

SF personnel recovered IEDs weighing about 10 kilograms which were concealed beneath a dirt track at Ranapal in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
April 18 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist woman cadre, identified as Arjunamma, has died due to poisoning at Similipodar in Jodam panchayat of Kudumula Gumma block in Malkangiri District of Odisha. This has raised doubts on whether the Maoists are losing ground in Malkangiri District of Odisha or just becoming victims of conspiracy.

Violent
April 19 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist woman 'deputy commander', identified as Sarita Kolu Kowase, belonging to Perimili Local Organizational Squad was killed in en encounter with SF personnel in the forest of Kudkeli at Bandenagar in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
April 19 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The Yetapaka Police of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres. Presenting them before the media, S. Raviprakash, SP, said that Kaluma Lakuma (26) alias Ravi of Guthikoya community and a native of Vissapuram village and Kaluma Raja (30), also from the same village, were arrested in the Jaggaram forest area while moving under suspicious circumstances.

Non-Violent
April 19 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs have arrested a 50-year-old woman Maoist, carrying a reward of INR 110,000, from Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
April 19 Gaya District of Bihar

The Gaya Airport Director has received a letter asking him to quit his job and leave Gaya within a fortnight failing which the Airport would be blown off and the Director will be responsible for the damage to life and property caused by the threatened blast.

Statement
April 20 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Police trooper was killed and another sustained critical injuries during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres that took place in the dense forests of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 20 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a bomb blast at an under-construction Constable Training Centre, beside a CRPF camp, under Jadugora Police Station limits in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Eleven low intensity bombs were placed on the under-constructed boundary wall of the training centre but six of them exploded.

Violent
April 20 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women, were arrested during a joint search operation by SF personnel in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. "The cadres were rounded up from Badebedma Palnar village under Kuakonda Police Station limits when a composite squad of CRPF and District Force was carrying out a combing exercise in the region yesterday," Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashayp said.

Non-Violent
April 20 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

SF personnel arrested three suspected Maoists along with some arms and explosives from Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the three Maoists, identified as Bissu, Manish and Maun, were arrested by a joint squad of forces led by paramilitary ITBP along with State Police from Kohkatola area of the said District. Three tiffin bombs, two small rifles, an IED and few other electric triggers and wires were recovered after the operation led by ITBP's 18th battalion deployed in the area.

Non-Violent
April 20 Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has claimed responsibility for the killing of seven CRPF personnel in an IED explosion in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh on March 30, 2016. "The Malewara attack on the CRPF was a fitting reply to the exploitative Modi-Raman Singh regime and revenge for our party's martyrs. The attack was a part of our PLGA's (People's Liberation Guerrilla Army) response to the government of Chhattisgarh's mission 2016 against us," said a statement issued by the south sub-zonal bureau of the CPI-Maoist.

Statement
April 20 Gaya District of Bihar

The Naxalites have threatened to blow up Gaya Junction railway station in Bihar. As per a report, LWEs have sent a letter to the authorities threatening to blast the busy railway station.

Statement
April 20 Palamu District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist hit squad of around 30 armed guerillas killed a suspected member of a rival group - TPC -, minutes before his two daughters were to complete their wedding rituals in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Witnesses said the Maoists barged into Pokhari village when the two sisters were readied for the final pheras, the customary walk around a fire by the bride and the groom that signals the end of the ceremony. They fired several times at the father of the brides, Mahendra Choudhary, and escaped before the guests and the family could react or raise the alarm.

Violent
April 21 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

More than two dozen Maoists, including three women, surrendered before SFs in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "A total of 27 Naxal cadres, including three women, surrendered today. They will be given rehabilitation grants as per government schemes," officials said.

Non-Violent
April 21 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A CPI-Maoist 'area committee' member identified as Korra Gasi alias Jhansi (27) of Koyyuru area in Visakhapatnam agency and militia members Buturi Appa Rao (45) and Velusuri Lakshmaiah (30) surrendered before Police in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Jhansi was the 'area committee' member of East Visakha Joint Division, and primarily worked in Andhra Odisha Border areas. Ill-health has been cited as the reason for their surrender.

Non-Violent
April 21 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A former CPI-Maoist cadre, who had surrendered before Rourkela District Police four years back, was killed by suspected Maoists at Kulatoppo village under Kiriburu Police limits in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent
April 22 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A 'commander' and an 'area committee member' of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 23 Jamui District of Bihar

Naxals blew up part of a school in Jamui District of Bihar where voting for the panchayat elections was scheduled to take place on April 24.

Violent
April 23 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A former sarpanch was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 23 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre carrying a cash reward of INR 100,000 on his head was killed in an encounter with SFs in the forests of Kistaram in Sukma District of Bastar division of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 24 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Seven powerful IEDs, allegedly planted by Maoists, were recovered in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
April 24 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a tribal youth, identified as Kichhe Dewa, and looted his relatives at a village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 25 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two civilians in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
April 26 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA trooper was injured in an exchange of fire with Maoists in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 26 Adilabad District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze construction machinery at the Bejjur-Aheri bridge construction work site near Gudem in Bejjur mandal of Adilabad District of Telangana.

Violent
April 26 Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres have called for Telangana bandh on May 4 and 5 in protest against exploitation and displacement of people in the name of development, and 'Operation Green Hunt'.

Statement
April 26 New Delhi

The Government said that the Naxals have close links with Maoist organisations in Philippines and Turkey and get support from several organisations in Europe.

Statement
April 26 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The ongoing construction work of an interstate bridge on Pranhita River on Maharashtra-Telangana border was thwarted by the Naxalites who set an excavator on fire and also damaged other equipment at the construction site at Gudem in Aheri taluka of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Property and material worth INR 10 million was damaged in the attack.

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April 27 New Delhi

There is no nexus between the CPI-Maoist and the ISIS, the Government informed the Rajya Sabha. While replying to a question whether the Government has come across any nexus between the CPI-Maoist and the ISIS, the Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary replied in the negative.

Statement
April 27 Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh DGP J.V. Ramudu has said that there was no presence of CPI-Maoist cadres in the capital area of Amaravati. Speaking after laying a stone for the construction of a Police Conference Hall at Mangalagiri, he rubbished reports on the movements of Maoists in the capital region.

Statement
April 27 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A member of CPI-Maoist military Company number-6, identified as Gandru (20) alias Jagdish Korram, carrying reward of INR 800,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation carried out by the joint Force of District Police and 41st battalion of ITBP in the jungle of Mandoda under Mardapal Police Station in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
April 27 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

At least 11 Maoists surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. "The surrendering ultras were dissatisfied with the discrimination meted out at the hands of senior Naxal leaders of Andhra Pradesh origin," SP JS Watti said.

Non-Violent
April 28 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Chhattisgarh Armed Force personnel was killed in an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
April 30 Kalahandi District of Odisha

At least three suspected women cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed by the anti-Maoist SOG in an encounter in the Sahajkhaol Reserve Forest in Kalahandi District of Odisha.

Violent
April 30 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Sheshrao Darro (52) and Devaji Atla (55), both working for the CPI-Maoist as party organizers, were killed by the Maoists outside Masanadi village in Pendri taluka of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
May 1 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Ramji Potavi, a Maoist and bodyguard of former secretary of state zonal committee of CPI-Maoist, Aitu, has surrendered before the administration and SF personnel in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Aitu had surrendered before Telangana Police one year ago. Potavi carried reward of INR 400,000 on him.

Non-Violent
May 1 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist 'area commander', identified as Sarvesh Ganjhu alias Sarveshji, surrendered himself before Lohardaga SP Karthik S in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
May 1 Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres operating in Chhattisgarh are now entering Odisha as they have lost support from the Odia people to carry out their operations, a top Police official said.

Statement
May 1 Giridih District of Jharkhand 40 pieces of detonators and six IEDs were recovered during an anti- CPI-Maoist drive in the foothills of Parasnath forest in Giridih District of Jharkhand. Non-Violent
May 1 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre who was allegedly involved in triggering an IED blast that injured a trooper in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh recently was arrested. The man, identified as Santuram Padda (35) was arrested from Salhepara forests under Badgaon Police Station limits of the district by a joint team of the BSF and district force, Kanker DSP Jayant Vaishnav said.

Non-Violent
May 1 Maharashtra

Some pamphlets, allegedly published by the North Gadchiroli-Gondia Divisional Committee of the CPI-Maoist, have warned the Balaghat District SP Gaurav Tiwari and alleged 'Police informers' of dire consequences. within a fortnight.

Statement
May 1-2 Jharkhand

Three consecutive encounters between the SFs and the LWEs were witnessed during anti-LWE operations across Jharkhand, which started 24 hour ahead of the Maoist bandh call on May 1 and ended on May 2 morning.

Violent
May 2 Giridih District of Jharkhand

The Maoists triggered a blast in Parasnath forest but it did not harm anyone, SP Akhilesh B Verior said.

Violent
May 2 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A joint team of Railway Police and CRPF personnel found and defused a one-kilogram landmine close to the railway track near Tupadih Railway Station in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand under Chakradharpur (CKP) Railway Division. Movement of trains on the Jharkhand-Odisha route were affected for close to seven hours.

Non-Violent
May 2 Jharkhand

The two-day bandh called by the CPI-Maoist in protest against the State Government's "anti-people" policies, especially with regard to people engaged in the collection and sale of kendu leafs and lac cultivation, evoked mixed response. The Maoist bandh, effective in four states, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal and Jharkhand, wanted to draw attention to a wage hike for farmers engaged in lac cultivation and sale of kendu leafs. Jharkhand Police Spokesperson S.N. Pradhan said the bandh affected normal life in most parts of the state.

Violent
May 2 Saran District of Bihar

The STF constituted by Saran District Police of Bihar arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres from Baarhichak Dihee village under Maker Police Station.

Non-Violent
May 3 Gaya District of Bihar

In Gaya District of Bihar, a self-styled 'supreme commander' of an LWE outfit - Revolutionary Communist Centre - Vinod Marandi alias Babulal, who was wanted in Jharkhand and Bihar, was arrested from Uperdih locality under Vishnupad Police Station limits.

Non-Violent
May 3 Warrangal District of Telangana

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre identified, as Madhu, a 'dalam commander' after a brief exchange of fire while two of his accomplices managed to escape at Muppalaveni village in the Warrangal District of Telangana. The incident occurred at around 9 PM when the Police were searching vehicles in Eturunagaram mandal when they spotted three persons travelling on a motorcycle.

Violent
May 3 Warrangal District of Telangana

A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres fired at a Police combing party in thick Eturunagaram forest area in Warangal District of Telangana.

Violent
May 3 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of CRPF and DF arrested seven Maoists, including two female cadres, in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists are identified as Podiyam Ayta, Rawa Bheema, Rawa Ayta and Rawa Ganga were arrested from village Durma-Baddesatti under limits of Gadiras Police Station while Madkam Hurra, Madvi Payke and Madkam Jogi were arrested from village Dabbakonta under Chintagufa Police limits, said Sukma ASP Santosh Singh.

Non-Violent
May 4 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with Police in Marripakala forests under Visakha Rural Agency area in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Violent
May 4 Vaishali District of Bihar

Achchutanand, former BJP MLA, from Mahnar, was attacked, allegedly by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, near Ishopur village in Vaishali District of Bihar. The former MLA was returning to his native place from a marriage ceremony when he was attacked.

Violent
May 4 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A large number of CPI-Maoist cadres stormed the NMDC Bacheli iron ore mines under Bacheli Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and set on fire its conveyor belt after triggering a blast.

Violent
May 4 Dantewada District of Chhattishgarh

A hardcore woman Maoist who was involved in different Naxal activities that had claimed lives of several Police personnel was arrested from a place under Kirandul Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattishgarh.

Non-Violent
May 4 Malkangiri District of Odisha

At least 59 CPI-Maoist supporters, including three militia and three village committee members, surrendered at Mundaguda police outpost in Kiang in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
May 4 Andhra Pradesh

The East Division Committee of the CPI-Maoist has called bandh on May 16 in protest against what it called the "killing" of one of its 'top' leaders and Galikonda 'area committee secretary' Azad and committee members - Anand and Kamala - in the Marripakala forest area near Palasamudram of Koyyuru mandal of Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh.

Statement
May 5 West Bengal

The questioning of arrested CPI-Maoist leaders, Bikash and Tara, has led Police to recover several new weapons and a huge amount of explosives from Jhargram's jungles.

Non-Violent
May 5 Sundergarh District of Odisha

A former Jharkhand-based cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as James Purty alias Sanjay (21), surrendered before the Rourkela Police in Sundergarh District and CRPF authorities at Rourkela District Police Headquarters.

Non-Violent
May 5 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres have threatened a senior police officer in Madhya Pradesh with dire consequences for allegedly making "false claims" that a Maoist was injured in an encounter with the security personnel last month (April). In the pamphlets recently circulated by the CPI-Maoist Gondia 'Divisional Committee', North Gadchiroli, the Maoists had threatened Balaghat District SP Gaurav Tiwari to be "prepared to face punishment''.

Statement
May 5 Nuapada District of Odisha

SFs busted a CPI-Maoist camp at Kandenjharia under Ghatmal gram panchayat under Sinapali Police Station limits in Nuapada District of Odisha. Earlier in the day, SF personnel exchanged fire with Maoists at Kandenjharia. However, no casualties were reported in the exchange of fire, SFs busted the Maoist camp at the site.

Violent
May 6 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A powerful cylinder bomb planted by Maoists was recovered in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
May 6 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, who were allegedly involved in setting vehicles afire at Chargaon-Metabodli iron ore mines last year, were arrested during a joint search operation by BSF and District Force from the forests of Siksod Police Station area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 7 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Bodies of two unidentified CPI-Maoist cadres were recovered after encounter with SFs near Marjum village under Katekalyan Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. "Muzzle guns, pipe bombs and explosives in huge quantity were also recovered from the encounter spot," SP Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap said.

Violent
May 7 Angul District of Odisha

Two forest guards were attacked by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in the Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha. While Police are yet to confirm involvement of Maoists, locals said there has been movement of Maoists, who frequent villages for quenching thirst, in recent times.

Violent
May 8 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Bacheli town of Chhattisgarh's Dantewada District. "The cadres were nabbed when they arrived in Bacheli for conducting a recce of the movement of police and procuring Maoist-related materials," Kirandul SDOP, M.Z. Baig said. Those arrested were identified as Budhram Madvi (35), head of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan, and Kunjam Bheema (28), head of Janatana Sarkar wing, the SDPO added. A Naxal LWE banner, pamphlets and other Maoist-related material were recovered from them.

Non-Violent
May 8 Malkangiri District of Odisha

About 5,000 tribals alleging atrocities by the Police on the common man participated in a 'praja court' organized by the CPI-Maoist held at an undisclosed location in the cut-off area in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
May 9 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A trooper of DRG was killed and a civilian injured in two separate IED blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Sanjay, an operator of a concrete mixer excavator, sustained grievous injuries in a pressure bomb blast allegedly triggered by the Maoists in Maraigudem forest area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
May 9 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A major incident was averted after the SFs recovered two IEDs laid by Maoists close to a school premises at a village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The bombs weighing 2 kilograms each were planted by the Maoists at Basaguda route targeting SF personnel.

Non-Violent
May 9 Latehar District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered 25 kilograms ammonium nitrate and 30 kilograms of liquid explosive material during a search operation at Herhenj in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
May 9 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested and arms and ammunition recovered from them in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
May 10 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an alleged encounter with Police at a village in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
May 10 Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, carrying cash rewards on their heads, have been arrested from two separate places in Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 10 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre, identified as 'commander' Barsuram Jurri (38), was arrested from Tiralgarh village forests area under Bande Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 10 Gaya District in Bihar

LWEs owing allegiance to the RCC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, raided the camp office of a private road construction company located in Belaganj Police Station area of Gaya District in Bihar. The Maoists numbering more than a dozen made the company staff captive at gun-point. The Maoists, according to sources, torched several machines including four heavy duty material carriers, two pay loaders, a diesel tanker and three bikes.

Violent
May 10 Bhubaneswar

Despite Odisha State Government's claim of improvement in LWE situation in the State, it is still a challenge in a number of Districts. The situation is grim in parts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Balangir, Nayagarh, Rourkela and Bargarh Police districts, said the White Paper released by the State Government in the State Assembly.

Statement
May 11 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an exchange of fire between the SF personnel and the Maoists in the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
May 11 Gajapati District of Odisha

Personnel of DVF found a powerful IED in a forest near Nalaghata in Gajapati District of Odisha during a combing operation. "The bomb disposal squad from Paralakhemundi safely defused the IED, weighing 20 kg," said SP, Gajapati, Satyajit Nayak. The IED is suspected to have been planted by the Maoists about three to four years ago.

Non-Violent
May 11 West Medinipur District of West Bengal

SF personnel have confirmed the arrest of a top CPI-Maoist 'commander', identified as Mansaram Hembram alias Bikas, in West Medinipur District of West Bengal. Bikas was produced before a judicial magistrate court in West Medinipur District which sent him to Police custody for 12 days on May 11. Earlier SATP had reported about the arrest and subsequent recovery of arms with inputs from Bikas.

Non-Violent
May 13 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres have set ablaze the Kumharsarda Railway Station in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. According to reports, a lot of railway equipment was damaged in the fire. Railway traffic on the route was also affected.

Violent
May 16 Lohardaga District in Jharkhand

Security personnel seized a large haul of explosives during an anti-LWE operation in Bulbul and Kerar villages of Lohardaga District in Jharkhand. Acting on a tip off, the security personnel, comprising District Police Force, Jharkhand Jaguar and CoBRA conducted search operation and recovered four pressure IEDs, a Tiffin box IED, and a generator from Dhurva Nala in Bulbul, District SP Karthik S. said. Police had information that some LWEs including Ravindra Ganju, Balram Oraon, Deepak Singh Kherwar and Chandan Kherwar were also present but managed to escape.

Non-Violent

May 16

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

An ITBP trooper was injured in an IED blast during an anti-Maoist operation in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the incident occurred on the Krushnar-Gumiabeda forest axis in the District when a patrol team of ITBP was hit by a twin IED blast in which Constable M Nilesh sustained splinter injuries. A suspected Maoist has also been arrested from the spot.

Violent

May 16

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were arrested from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were arrested by a joint team of security personnel from the forests of Usoor Police Station limits, a senior police official said. They have been identified as Nuppo Lakhma (35) and Avlam Aaytu (28).

Non-Violent

May 16

Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Maoist leaflets on alleged atrocities by the SFs surfaced at RV Nagar in GK Veedhi mandal in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists said their armed cadres were killed in a one-sided firing at Marripakalu and warned the security personnel that they would pay the price for the fake encounter. On their part, Police authorities claimed that the bandh was a failure and that the extremists are alienated from the local people.

Non-Violent

May 16

Odisha

In an indication of improvement in the LWE situation in Odisha, 170 cadres of the CPI-Maoist have surrendered in past two years, said the Odisha Government. Furnishing a reply in the State Assembly, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said highest 65 LWEs had laid down their arms in Koraput while 42 surrendered in Malkangiri District during 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Statement

May 17

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was killed after CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a force camp in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the incident occurred at about 3:00 am when a Maoist squad mounted sniper fire on a CRPF camp in the jungles of Rangareddy in Gangloor area of the District. In the ensuing gun-battle, Constable Satish Gaur (28) who was on sentry duty sustained bullet injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.

Violent

May 18

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG trooper was injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place during the wee hours in the forests of Munga village when a squad of the States DRG forces was carrying out anti-Maoist operation in the region.

Violent

May 18

Balrampur District of  Chhattisgarh

Balrampur District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre who was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. The arrested Maoist has been identified as Sujit Kumar Nage alias Shivlal alias Golimar alias Rajkumar.

Non-Violent

May 18

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist cadre - Ghasiram Padda - wanted in connection with attack on a BSF camp at Udanpur was arrested during an anti-insurgency operation carried out by SF personnel in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

May 18

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists were arrested during a search operation by SF personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.  They are identified as Rawa Joga (25), Banjam Budra (22) and Sodhi Hunga (35).

Non-Violent

May 18

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Latehar District Police of Jharkhand found a large consignment of ammunition from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Sasang forest area. DIG Saket Kumar Singh said a joint team of Police and CRPF found live rounds totalling 701 of AK-47, 80 rounds of 9 mm weapon 02 (two) walkie talkies, 22 Maoist caps with belt, one black uniform, one electric motor, Maoist literature and two computer keyboards. Security personnel raided the hideout based on a tip-off.

Non-Violent

May 18

Jharkhand

Jharkhand will strike off several ‘armed groups’ from the official list of LWE organisations and declare them rogues, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said, unveiling plans to tackle outfits involved in extortion, abductions and killings.

Non-Violent

May 18

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A Policeman was injured in an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.  The incident took place when SF personnel were patrolling near Amdai Ghati (valley) under Chhote Dongar Police Station where road construction work is underway, Narayanpur SP Abhishek Meena said.

Violent

May 19

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres fired on the Dhanbad-Jhargram passenger train at Kokpara Station in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent

May 19

Garwah District of Jharkhand

Ranka Police of Garwah District of Jharkhand arrested a CPI-Maoist informer from Joon village under Ranka Police Station area following a tip-off.

Non-Violent

May 19

Nawada District of Bihar

The STF has arrested two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres from Bhanekhaf village in Nawada District of Bihar. Two of them have been identified as Mansoor and Vinod Manjhi.

Non-Violent

May 19

Bhojpur District of Bihar

The STF in a joint operation with the local Police arrested two more Maoists from Karnaul Chandi village under Charpokhri Police Station area in Bhojpur District of Bihar the DGP control room said in a press release. The arrested Maoists have been identified as Ramkumar Ram and Ram Brajesh Paswan. Five weapons including .303 rifle, .315 regular rifle and DBBL gun and two country-made pistols beside eleven ammunition have been seized from them.

Non-Violent

May 20

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SF personnel in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

May 21

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman were killed in a fierce encounter with SF personnel in a dense forest of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

May 21

Palamu District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist bunker was destroyed in Palamu District of Jharkhand and large quantities of explosives seized. The Police and para military forces, in a joint operation, destroyed the bunker in the Abun forest area. The Police seized a plastic tank filled with 50 kg of codex wire and other explosive materials from the spot.

Non-Violent

May 21

Dumka District of Jharkhand

Maoists torched three vehicles of a stone crusher unit in Dumka District of Jharkhand because they were not paid the levy money they demanded.

Violent

May 21

Jamui District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed three villagers in Jamui District of Bihar, bordering Jharkhand, claiming the men were ‘Police informers’ who facilitated the encounter of Maoist leader Chirag in January, 2016.

Violent

May 21

Khunti District of Jharkhand

The 40-kg IED was found from Jerko Musanga area of Khunti District of Jharkhand during a search operation.

Non-Violent

May 22

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A villager identified as Venkatesh Atram (31) was hacked to death by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent

May 22

Latehar District of Jharkhand

The security personnel recovered 59 ‘can’ bombs from Latehar District of Jharkhand. The ‘can’ bombs, each weighing half-a-kg, were recovered from Serendaag jungles in Latehar District, by personnel of the CRPF and the District Armed Police Force.

Non-Violent

May 22

Telangana

The CPI-Maoist has dubbed the ruling TRS as “feudal and capitalist” like all other parties which protected properties of landlords and capitalists belonging to Andhra Pradesh. Therefore, “we are calling upon people and democratic forces to wage a struggle till the problems of drought, drinking and irrigation water and fodder are resolved,” CPI-Maoist Telangana State committee official spokesman Jagan stated in a release. Jagan said Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had given the go-by to the election promise of the TRS to waive loans of farmers.

Statement

May 23 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ was killed in an encounter in Modenar forest area of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of the DRG, the District Force and the CAF was involved in the encounter. Later, the SFs recovered the body of Sukhram, ‘deputy commander’ of the Maoists’ Katekalyan LOS. According to the IGP, S.R.P. Kalluri, Sukhram had 18 Police cases registered against him of which four related to damaging railway track.

Violent
May 23 Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma Districts of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, were arrested from Bijapur District and two Maoists each were arrested in Dantewada and Sukma Districts of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 23 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Nine Maoists surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. A statement issued by the Kondagaon District Police said eight members of the Maoist militia and one member of the Maoists’ cultural wing, CNM, surrendered before SP J.S. Watti.

Non-Violent
May 23 Vishakhapatnam District Police of Andhra Pradesh

An ‘area committee’ member of the east Visakha joint division of the CPI-Maoist identified as Vanthala Vasantha alias Cheechu alias Jyothi who carries a reward of INR 400,000 on her head, and three militia members, each with a reward of INR 100,000, have been arrested by the Vishakhapatnam District Police of Andhra Pradesh. Vasantha was with Malkangiri area committee in Odisha and her pleas to let her leave the party on health grounds were not accepted. She was arrested at Valasagedda under Duppalaguda Panchayat in G.K. Veedhi mandal under Sileru Police Station limits when she came out for treatment. Militia member Pongi Sattibabu alias Gorlemetta Sattibabu of Boodaralla in Koyyuru mandal and Pongi Kameswara Rao alias Vamsi of Pokalapalem village under Boodaralla Panchayat were arrested near Chintavanipalem under Mampa Police Station limits in Koyyuru mandal and Gemmeli Govinda Rao of Peddurugondi village in GK Veedhi mandal was arrested at Teemalabanda village in G.K.Veedhi mandal.

Non-Violent
May 23 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Three CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Non-Violent
May 23 Gondiya District of Maharashtra

The Balaghat Police of Madhya Pradesh have arrested a 'most wanted' CPI-Maoist cadre from Gondiya District of Maharashtra. Accused, Lakhan alias Mohan (50) was carrying a bounty of INR 30,000 on his head and wanted in connection with a 2008 case wherein a group of 10 Maoists had set two bamboo laden trucks on fire.

Non-Violent
May 24 Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres have set ablaze 35 vehicles in the past five months in Jharkhand. Between January 19 and May 24, a total of 35 vehicles involved in construction work have been torched in the State. The vehicles were set ablaze in Ranchi, Dumka, Lohardaga, Gumla, Chaibasa, Ramgarh and other Districts of the State. "Maoists main source of earning is extortion and levy from the development and construction work. In the past, police cracked down on many companies involved in road construction that were giving levy to Maoists. This dented Maoists source of earning in a big way. The denial of levy led them to torch vehicles," said a Police official involved in anti-Maoist operations.

The Jharkhand Police with the help of paramilitary forces have destroyed many bunkers and recovered more than 2,000 landmines.

Statement
May 24 Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre and another person were sentenced to life imprisonment by a district court of Odisha for the abduction of the then District Collector R. Vineel Krishna five years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Bamashankar Mishra convicted Tapan Sha and M Divya alias Shanti and awarded life term for the abduction of the IAS officer on February 16, 2011. While Sha was a former government employee and had worked as a Gram Rozgar Sevak, Divya was a Maoist. The court, however, acquitted another accused Ghasiram Pangi due to lack of evidence.

Non-Violent
May 24 Kalahandi District of Odisha

A Police outpost in Kalahandi District of Odisha is locked for the last four years due to the fear of the CPI-Maoist. The outpost was set up in Balandapada area under Firingia block of the District in 2012. “Though the outpost was set up in 2012 in order to provide protection to us and maintain law and order in the area, the police personnel posted at the outpost didn’t dare to remain present there and have locked it for four years,” a resident of the area said. Around 12, 000 people reside in that region. Recently the people have demanded that the district administration and Police should come forward and ensure law and order in the area in order to pave way for developmental activities in the region.

Non-Violent
May 24 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

A Police outpost in Kalahandi District of Odisha is locked for the last four years due to the fear of the CPI-Maoist. The outpost was set up in Balandapada area under Firingia block of the District in 2012. “Though the outpost was set up in 2012 in order to provide protection to us and maintain law and order in the area, the police personnel posted at the outpost didn’t dare to remain present there and have locked it for four years,” a resident of the area said. Around 12, 000 people reside in that region. Recently the people have demanded that the district administration and Police should come forward and ensure law and order in the area in order to pave way for developmental activities in the region.

Non-Violent
May 24 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Children as young as six and nine-year-old are being recruited from various states of the country and trained in use of sophisticated weapons and guerrilla warfare in forests of Balaghat District in Madhya Pradesh. During a fierce encounter in Balaghat's deep forests, a Police team led by IG D.C. Sagar and SP Gaurav Tiwari came across evidence indicating training of kids in planting bombs and operating firearms like AK-47. "Our team was fired upon by children, including girls. Size 4 shoes and school notes were among articles confiscated from Kokra-Bundari Maoist camp that was raided on Tuesday," the IG said. Balaghat Police had specific intelligence about the training camp. "Guerrillas were alerted as they saw the Police team approaching. They managed to escape. However, they left behind ammunition food and fruits," said the officer. Divisional committee members like Pahad Singh, who carries a bounty of INR 5 million, Dilip Guha's wife Sangeeta and Naresh were present in the camp. "Rebels are readying their next line of fighters by imparting warfare skills to children as young as six at Bal Sangam, a unit where children are introduced to local leaders," said the IG.

Non-Violent
May 25 Gaya District of Bihar

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed two persons, including Sudesh Paswan, Dumaria LJP block President and husband of Maya Devi, the outgoing mukhiya of Kachar panchayat under Dumaria Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar. The other killed man has been identified as Sunil Paswan, cousin of the slain LJP leader. Paswan was killed during campaigning in favour of his wife Maya, who is seeking re-election to the post. The election is scheduled on May 30. Sunil, too, was a candidate for the post of panchayat samiti member, a block-level position in the panchayati raj system. The marauders also torched at least two campaign vehicles. According to sources, bike-borne killers stopped the two during campaigning and pumped bullets in the bodies of Paswan cousins. The two died on the spot. Confirming the twin killings, Gaya SSP Garima Malik said that prima facie it appeared to be the handiwork of Maoists, but nothing could be said with finality at this stage. Though on record the Maoists stand for poll boycott, spouses of several front-ranking Maoists, including Vinod Marandi, ‘chief’ of the RCC, a splinter group of Maoists, are contesting the ongoing panchayat elections.

Violent
May 25 Kondagaon,  Dantewada Districts of Chhattisgarh

Two villagers were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in two separate incidents in Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The Police said while an 18-year-old youth identified as Kandru Patel was killed in Kondagaon District another villager Joga Madvi was killed in Dantewada District.

Violent
May 26 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as ‘deputy commander’ of JNM, a cultural wing of Maoists, M. Kalavathi alias Bhavani alias Santakka of Anantapuram District and Galikonda ‘area committee member’ K. Lakshmi of GK Veedhi mandal were taken into custody. Both the Maoists are being interrogated by the Visakha rural Police in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Sources said both the women were undergoing treatment at a hideout in Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri District, close to Visakha District borders, at the time of the arrest. However, other sources said both surrendered at Malkangiri and were brought to Visakhapatnam.

Non-Violent
May 26 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

13 Maoists have been arrested in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Some of them have been identified as Madavi Somda (25), Madvi Hadma (40), Madvi Budhra (27), Madkam Deva (25), Madvi Somda (27), Madvi Deva (22), Podiyami Budhu (30), Madvi Budhra (22) and Madvi Raja (30).

Non-Violent
May 26 Chatra District of Jharkhand

A ‘zonal commander’ of the TPC was arrested when he allegedly came to offer bribe to a ‘Policeman’ to the tune of INR One Million for removing the name of his ‘commander’, Mukesh Ganjhu, from the list of accused in the murder of a local Television journalist Akhilesh Pratap in Chatra District of Jharkhand on May 12. The person, who posed as a Police officer, and three of his associates, were also arrested. The Police have recovered cash along with fire arms and two motorcycles from the accused. Those arrested have been identified as – Yogendra Yadav, ‘zonal commander’ of TPC, Anoop Yadav, a former member of the PLFI, Amarjeet Kumar Yadav and Prabhu Mistry. Both TPC and PLFI are splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
May 26 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Tribal villagers in Khunti District of Jharkhand have come together to stop CPI-Maoist atrocities. Hundreds of villagers participated in the state government’s civil defence meeting at Korba in Khunti. Khunti SP Anish Gupta said one person who has links with the CPI-Maoist surrendered during the meeting. His decision was hailed by other participants. The villagers, mostly from the tribal belt of Arki, came to the meeting ‘Shanti Sabha’ with traditional weapons, but the district Police reportedly asked them to abstain from violence while resisting LWE. SP Gupta said in the last two months, five such meetings were organized.

Non-Violent
May 27 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, carrying INR 500, 000 cash reward on her head, surrendered with her two-month old newborn in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh after she was separated from her husband by Maoists as a punishment for getting pregnant. Senior leaders had transferred her husband to a far off camp whom she had secretly married. Kosi Madwi (24) who was a CNM ‘commander’ and Kanger valley area committee member joined Kistaram area committee in 2002 and was promoted in 2009 as area committee member to work at Malkangiri in Odisha. When there was a need of a Maoist, who could speak Odia in Darbha region, she was brought back as CNM commander. 

Non-Violent
May 27 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Large quantities of explosives, hand grenades and live cartridges were recovered during a search operation in Latehar District of Jharkhand. In a joint operation of the State Police and para-military forces, 250 hand grenades, 183 live cartridges, 300 gelatine sticks, other explosives and 577 pieces of iron pipes were recovered from Dori Pundara jungle of Latehar.

Non-Violent
May 27 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Out of animosity the CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and killed one of their supporters in Kurkheda division in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The victim Kashiram Madavi (40) was abducted from his native village Kamthala on May 24. He was brutally thrashed with the sticks till he died. Madavi's body was recovered near the village. Gadchiroli Police informed that Madavi was attached to Naxal movement since many years and used to work at village and area level for Naxal dalam. Police claimed that Madavi had developed animosity with some Naxal cadres.

Violent
May 27 Rayagada District of Odisha

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres stormed a construction camp site at Lakrish under Kashipur Police limits in Rayagada District of Odisha and set ablaze nine vehicles. Sources said around 70 Maoists, under the banner of Ghumusur, Bansadhara, Nagavalli division of Maoists, reached the construction camp, Rajesh Buildtech, at about 1.40 am and pelted stones at the camp. When some of the construction company staff came out, seven armed Maoists, including two women cadres, barged into the camp. They asked the staff to stop construction work on the 10-kilometres stretch from Kashipur to Sunger Road which comes under the PWD. The Maoists also asked the staff to shut the camp and leave the area. They set ablaze four tractors, one JCB, water tank, roller and two 10-tyre tippers. The Maoists, however, did not harm any staff.  After about two hours, they fled into a nearby forest under the cover of darkness.

In more than 10 handwritten posters found at the site, the Maoists stated that the attack was in protest against anti-Maoist operation and demanded withdrawal of armed forces from the region. Through posters, the Maoists also threatened companies like Vedanta, Hindalco and Utkal Alumina which have their units in both Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts of Odisha. The Maoists also demanded implementation of welfare schemes like old-age pension, distribution of ration card, and jobs for all eligible persons under MGNREGA. They flayed the Central and State governments for acting as agents of multinational companies and preparing the blueprints for destruction of natural resources by leasing out mines to big companies.

Violent
May 28 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Forty members of the CPI-Maoist surrendered to the Police in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. “Nineteen members of the Maoists’ Katekalyan area committee in Darbha area, two members of Kanger valley area committee and 19 members of Mardapal and Barsoor area committee in Bastar surrendered on Saturday,” claimed Bastar Police in a press statement. The surrendered included one LOS member, three Maoist ‘militia commanders’, one ‘deputy commander’, 19 ‘militia members’, five CNM ‘commanders’, four CNM members, four village committee members and two Sangham members of the Maoist organisation in Bastar.

Non-Violent
May 28 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A woman Maoist cadre who was wanted in connection with the attack on the Police party in 2011 at Sulengi village wherein two Policemen had martyred in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh was arrested. The State Government had declared a cash reward of INR 800,000 on her arrest, SDOP Nikolas Khalkho informed. According to Police, the arrested cadre was identified as Ganita alias Bajay Nureti (30) resident of Koylibeda. “Ganita was arrested from a weekly market in Koylibeda by a team of district police,” the SDOP said while adding that she was a member of Maoist military number 5. Four warrants were issued against Ganita which were pending at Durgkondal and Koylibeda Police Stations.

Non-Violent
May 28 Gumla District of Jharkhand

Suspected cadres of PLFI gunned down two youths in the forests of Basia area in Gumla District of Jharkhand. Six rebels on bikes abducted Ajay Kumar Singh (30) and Raju Kerketta (19) at gunpoint from Bondekera village while they were returning from a local market. The suspected PLFI cadres then took them away into the deep forests and shot them from point blank range. Preliminary investigations suggest that the assailants used a .315 bore rifle to pump as many as three bullets into each of them. According to local villagers, Singh was a small time Mahua seller and Kerketta used to work for him. A month ago, Singh had a clash with some people, who were suspected to be associated with the PLFI. "The murders are probably the fallout of that clash," said a local villager. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
May 28 Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Police would speed up operations against CPI-Maoist in certain identified areas in the State to ensure that extremist capability is significantly curbed. In several parts of Maoist-hit state the extremists have received a huge blow since 2010, but they continue to be powerful in certain pockets where the Police now plan to hit them. In a meeting at Police headquarters with SP, DIGs and senior Police officers, DGP D K Pandey discussed the anti-Maoist strategies and passed instructions to the SPs. IG (operations) and Police spokesperson M S Bhatia said the SPs have been given specific operational targets which have to be achieved within a certain time frame.

Statement
May 29 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The western sub-zonal committee of the CPI-Maoist has called for a bandh in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra on May 31 to protest the gunning down of five women cadres, including two of the rank of ‘deputy commander’, in the year so far. This is probably the first time Naxals have called for a bandh protesting death of their senior women cadres. The Maoists have appealed for local support, while keeping the medical and emergency services out of the purview of the bandh, underlining the contributions of the women cadres fighting for the rights of tribals.

Non-Violent
May 30 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand DGP D.K. Pandey, appealed to the LWEs to surrender or be ready to face bullets. Pandey made this announcement while addressing villagers during inauguration of Jageshwar Vihar Police Station at a hypersensitive zone in Gomia block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

Statement
May 30 Koraput District of Odisha

A huge cache of explosives and CPI-Maoist items were seized by BSF personnel at Parbeda-Pangiput forest near Lamtaput in Koraput District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
May 31 Gumla District of Jharkhand

A Police constable of the Special Branch was allegedly abducted and shot dead by the CPI-Maoist in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

Violent
May 31 Palamu District of Jharkhand

The Palamu District Police and 134 battalion of CRPF in a joint search operation at three sites between Aboon and Bikra in Palamu District recovered many things from acid to bombs. Confirming the recovery by the joint forces, DIG Police Palamu Saket Kumar Singh said 100 kilograms of codex wires widely used in making death traps and 20 litres of sulfuric acid were recovered from one.

Non-Violent
May 31 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Two persons were arrested during a raid at Duli village in Khelari in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 1 Aurangabad District of Bihar

Two close supporters of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Police also seized Maoist pamphlets, posters and two cell phones from the arrested persons.

Non-Violent
June 1 Giridih District of Jharkhand

A joint team of Police and CRPF arrested Shankar Thakur, a top CPI-Maoist cadre, from Karihari village in Bhelwaghati Police Station area in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 1 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Non-Violent
June 1 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The Police unearthed and neutralized five claymore mines buried at different places on Hedri-Jambia Road in Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra.

Non-Violent
June 1 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Police recovered CPI-Maoist posters with death warrants issued against the names of SFs and 'Police informers' in Balaghat District. Balaghat Police Chief Gaurav Tiwari told that that some officers found such posters in Lal Ghati area under Roopjhar Police jurisdiction. These posters also held out dire warnings for 'Police informers'. Tiwari said that the SFs were continuing with their anti-Maoist campaign in the jungle. According to official sources, the posters were a retaliatory move by Maoists against the SFs armed action.

Non-Violent
June 2 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist shot dead Sharad Kursami (30) of Mardmelinga village in Bhamragarh tehsil of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. A Police press note said, "Kursami was kidnapped three days ago and was found gunned down near Hukkametta village on Thursday."

Violent
June 2 Palamu District of Jharkhand

A joint security team of CRPF and District Police recovered two pressure cooker bombs, each weighting five kilograms, from a forest near Abun village in Panki in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 2 Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres attacked five employees of Ramiya constructions - run by suspended Janata Dal (United) Member of Legislative Council Manorama's husband Bindi Yadav - a Gaya strongman who had ties with the RJD and demanded INR 1.5 million as levy from them for a construction work that the firm is carrying out in Patna.

Violent
June 2 Gaya District of Bihar

Claiming responsibility for the killing of LJP leader Sudesh Paswan in Dumaria Block Headquarters in Gaya District last month, Maoists have justified their dastardly act by holding him responsible for the 'killing of the banned outfit's revolutionaries' and have gone on to describe him as 'ring leader of Police informers'.

Statement
June 5 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A village sarpanch was killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Kunwar Singh Gota (40) sarpanch of Mura village under Korar Police Station limits was allegedly shot dead at his native place.

Violent
June 6 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres fired rockets and opened heavy gunfire at a camp of ITBP in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 8 Aurangabad District of Bihar

A villager, identified as Awadhesh Singh Bhokta, a resident of Chilmi village in Aurangabad District of Bihar, was shot dead by suspected Maoists at close to canal in Dalelbigha village under Madanpur Police Station in Aurangabad District.

Violent
June 9 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres carrying rewards on their heads and six other armed activists surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
June 10 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a BJP leader and Bijapur Zila Panchayat member, Ramsai Majji, after dragging him out of his house in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 10 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres torched at least 10 heavy vehicles engaged in a road construction project in McCluskieganj in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 10 Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Two JPC cadres were arrested by SFs. While 'area commander' Lokesh Yadav was arrested by SFs at Panki in Daltonganj, another JPC cadre identified as Md Javed was arrested from Pundaul forests at Barkagaon in Hazaribagh District.

Non-Violent
June 10 Giridih District of Jharkhand

A Maoist who was wanted in an ambush case of June 2000 was arrested in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 10 Malkangiri District of Odisha

The Malkangiri Police is of the view that the CPI-Maoist orchestrated violence in the District is on the wane and the Maoists are on the backfoot in 2016.

Statement
June 11 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Police Constables of the DF, identified as Virendra Mandavi and Akhilesh Chelam were injured when Maoists attacked a team of SFs personnel deployed to ensure security to a helicopter in the dense forests of Pamed in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 11 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist set a house on fire in Mudakati village in Ghatsila sub-division in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 11 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

SFs personnel have recovered a powerful IED planted by the Maoists from Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 12 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were arrested and explosives recovered from their possession in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 12 Banka District of Bihar

SF personnel arrested two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres and recovered arms and over 100 rounds of ammunition in Banka District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 13 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs personnel in a forest pocket of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh. Violent
June 13 Khammam District of Telangana

Two women CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Bhadrachalam ASP R. Bhaskaran in Khammam District of Telangana.

Non-Violent
June 13 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, one among the seven Maoists and 20 under trials who had fled the Chaibasa jail in December 2014, was arrested from a construction site in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent
June 14 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Three DRG personnel were injured in a fierce encounter with Maoists in the dense forests of Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 14 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

At least 10 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the Police in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, Police claimed.

Violent
June 14 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 47 Maoists surrendered in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh citing disappointment with the "hollow" ideology of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
June 14 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Irked at not being provided 'provisions', Naxals torched five trucks carrying bamboo and thrashed forest staff in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh.

Violent
June 15 Kalahandi District of Odisha

Nine tractors and an excavator of a construction firm engaged in Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, road construction work, were set ablaze allegedly by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Kalahandi District of Odisha.

Violent
June 15 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The driver of an ADM of Sukma District was allegedly killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the charges of being a 'police informer' in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 15 Koraput District of Odisha

A landmine planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres was discovered by BSF personnel in Narayanpatna block of Koraput District, Odisha.

Non-Violent
June 15 Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh

IGP, South Zone, Rayalaseema Range, N. Sridhar Rao declared that the Nallamalla forests are Naxal-free.

Statement
June 15 Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist 'state committee member' Gajjala Krishna Reddy (58) surrendered before IGP, South Zone, N. Sridhar Rao in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non-Violent
June 16 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip-off by villagers, a joint team of State Police and CRPF unearthed nine IEDs, each weighing 1-1.5kg, planted in a series, during a search operation in Sardamdag forests of Manika, about 45 km from Latehar District headquarters of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 17 Giridih District of Jharkhand

A CRPF trooper was killed in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Patharchhapra jungles of Giridih District of Jharkhand. IGP Sanjay Anand Lathkar said the trooper's body was being brought to Pirtand in Giridih.

Violent
June 18 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF trooper was injured in an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the forests of Gangaloor Police Station area when a team of CRPF's elite CoBRA unit was carrying out a search-cum-area domination operation in the region, a CRPF official said.

Violent
June 18 Vaishali District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire and exploded bombs at a brick kiln near Mahishaur village under Jandaha Police Station area in Vaishali District of Bihar after the owner refused to pay extortion money.

Violent
June 19 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Three senior members of the CPI-Maoist were killed by the Police in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Violent
June 19 Aurangabad District of Bihar

A CRPF Commando, identified as A. Deka was killed and his two other colleagues, A.K. Yadav and K. Kakoti were injured in an IED blast carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest area of Aurangabad District, Bihar.

Violent
June 20 Aurangabad District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres claimed responsibility for the June 19, 2016, blast at Khadiha canal under Deo Police Station area of Aurangabad District of Bihar. A CRPF 'commando' was killed and two others were injured in the attack. In a statement, central zone committee 'spokesman' of the CPI-Maoist Pranjeet said the blast was a revenge of Bandh-Goreya "fake encounter" in which four of their colleagues were killed by the security personnel.

Statement
June 21 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Policemen were injured in a pipe bomb blast, triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
June 22 Khammam District of Telangana

A tribal youth was injured when a pressure bomb, suspected to have been planted by the CPI-Maoist to target Security Force personnel, exploded at Vijayapuri Colony in Venkatapuram mandal of Khammam District along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border.

Violent
June 22 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, who was carrying a cash reward of INR 5000 on her head, were arrested in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh during a joint operation by the CRPF and local Police.

Non-Violent
June 22 Dhamtari District of Chhattisgarh

A two kg tiffin bomb, planted by the CPI-Maoist targetting security personnel, has been recovered from Dhamtari District of Chhattisgarh. The IED was unearthed by a team of district force from a dirt track in the dense forest under Borai Police Station limits, Dhamtari ASP Ashok Pipre said.

Non-Violent
June 23 Chhattisgarh

Six Maoists, including a couple carrying a bounty of INR 100,000 each on their head, were arrested from separate places in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 23 Aurangabad District of Bihar

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, who were involved in a recent landmine blast in Aurangabad, were arrested from different villages in Aurangabad District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 23 Sundergarh District of Odisha

Police busted a CPI-Maoist camp at Selfi hill of Rampuri Reserve Forest in Gurundia block of Sundergarh District after a brief exchange of fire.

Violent
June 24 Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a guest house of the Jharkhand Forest Department and set afire eight vehicles of a construction company at Hurungda in Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 24 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist warned their former colleagues, who had surrendered to the Police, of dire consequences if they ventured out of their villages in the next three years. The Maoists leaders gave the warning during a praja people's court conducted on the Koyyuru-GK Veedhi borders in Visakha agency.

Statement
June 24 Giridih District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist exchanged heavy fire with SFs at Jharha forest area under Pirtand Police Station in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 25 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from different parts of Latehar District of Jharkhand during combing operations by the joint forces of Police and CRPF.

Non-Violent
June 25 Latehar District of Jharkhand

SF personnel found two 5 kilograms pressure cooker bombs and some 50 detonators, besides Naxalite literature, at Bishnuband in Manika forests, around 60 kilometres from Latehar town and some 10 kilometres from Dori jungles in neighbouring block of Herhanj.

Non-Violent
June 25 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Following a tip-off, a Maoist cadre identified as Surendra Lohra (20) was arrested from Kudu-Chandwa road in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
June 25 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A 'deputy sarpanch' was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh after the Maoists branded him as a 'Police informer'.

Violent
June 26 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Police informer was injured when Maoists opened fire at him at a weekly market in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "Madvi Kosa, a gopniya sainik (informer), was attacked by armed Maoists at the weekly market of Gadiras this morning," a senior police official said.

Violent
June 26 Khammam District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres detonated a low-intensity landmine on Charla-Pusuguppa road near Charla in Bhadrachalam division of Khammam District of Telangana as part of "Telangana bandh" called by the CPI-Maoist to protest against the recent "encounter" in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent
June 26 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres damaged a solar panel and battery powering a BSNL mobile tower located at Hetha Toli under Garu Police Station area in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 27 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, identified as Bablu Das, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh for allegedly being a 'Police informer'.

Violent
June 27 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 10 Maoists including eight women surrendered in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh citing increasing pressure of SFs and "atrocities" on them by senior Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent
June 27 Koraput District of Odisha

Security personnel during combing operations recovered cache of explosives under a culvert in Koraput District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
June 28 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with SFs personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
Koraput District of Odisha Koraput District of Odisha

Two live landmines suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist and electronic detonators were recovered by the BSF personnel from Lamtaput area of Koraput District in Odisha.

Non-Violent
Sundargarh District of Odisha Sundargarh District of Odisha

Rourkela Police dismantled a CPI-Maoist camp at Saplata forest in Sundargarh District of Odisha, following a brief exchange of fire.

Violent
June 29 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The C-60 Commandos of Maharashtra Police have recovered an unidentified body a CPI-Maoist cadre following an encounter in the forest of Bormeta-Mardhoor near Hedri in Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra.

Violent
June 29 Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested with an AK-56 rifle and 50 rounds of ammunition from a village under Saraiya Police Station area of Muzaffarpur District, Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 29 Gariyaband District of Chattisgarh

A powerful IED planted by the CPI-Maoist was recovered by the SFs personnel in Gariyaband District of Chattisgarh. "The explosive, weighing 15-20 kg, was unearthed by a joint team of District Force and Central Reserve Police Force's 65th battalion from the forested Mainpur-Kulhadighat Road under Mainpur Police Station limits," Gariyaband ASP L David said.

Non-Violent
Jajpur District of Odisha Jajpur District of Odisha

Three women CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Police in Jajpur District of Odisha. The three women Maoists have been identified as Basanti Champia, Shanti Badra and Suturi Paleya. Jajpur SP Anup Kumar Sahu said the three women Maoists were active members of the CPI-Maoist Kalinga Nagar Division. He also added that Basanti and the other Maoists carried a cash reward of INR 400,000 and INR 100,000 each on their head respectively.

Non-Violent
July 1 Sukma and Dantewada Districts of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from separate places in Bastar region. While three cadres belonging to DAKMS, a front organisation of the CPI-Maoist, were arrested from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, two others were arrested from Sukma District.

Non-Violent
July 2 Simdega District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an encounter with the Police in Simdega District of Jharkhand. SP Rajiv Ranjan said following a tip off, a search operation was launched during which three motorcycle-borne men fired on the Policemen near Mudia jungle under Sadar Police Station.

Violent
July 2 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

An encounter took place between the security personnel and the Maoists inside a forest at Gorabandha in Ghatsila Sub-Division of East Singhbhum District, Jharkhand.

Violent
July 2 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during search operations carried out by SF personnel in several parts of Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
July 3 Giridih District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed two civilians, accusing them of being 'Police informers', in Giridih District of Jharkhand. According to Police, the Maoists abducted the two men from their home and killed both by slitting their throat. The bodies were recovered from Kolharia village.

Violent
July 3 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, carrying cash rewards on their heads, were arrested by SFs personnel in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

An ‘Assistance Constable’ was abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

July 4

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Jugdhar Salam (30), was arrested by SF personnel near Perampal Police Station in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist, identified as Kamlu Aayta alias Payka (30), was arrested during a search operation carried out by Police personnel near Baddeshetti village under Gadiras Police Station limits in Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 4

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Premnath Oraon alias Premji (30), an ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before Jharkhand DGP D.K. Pandey. He surrendered at the newly-inaugurated Police Station in Dassam at Bundu of Ranchi District, Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

July 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

An Assistant Constable of Chhattisgarh Police identified as Tirupati was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh while he was returning to the Police camp after having a meal in his house. Tirupati was shot at by the Maoists near Cherpal Police camp under Bijapur Police Station limits.

Violent

July 5

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists identified as Guddu (33), Soop Singh (40), Rajman (30), Santer Dugga (40), and Sobhi (38) surrendered before the CRPF personnel in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 5

Sundergarh District of Odisha

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman surrendered before Police in Sundergarh District of Odisha. Police said the two, identified as Sunita Mundari (20) and Sanjay Munda alias Somra (20), had INR 100,000 reward each on their head. Both the armed cadres were carrying .303 rifles.  

Non-Violent

July 6

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police demolished a CPI-Maoist camp and seized pipe bombs and other explosives after a fierce gunfight with the Maoists in Bijapur District. The encounter took place in the Erumgunda forests when the force, which is engaged in search operation in the forested area since July 2, came under fire, SP K.L. Dhruv said. A trooper reportedly sustained minor injuries.

Violent

July 6

Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh

Two women CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Ramvati (25) and Shyamvati (26), were arrested from Baramkela Police Station area of Raigarh District, Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 6

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Police arrested Madan Paswan (32), self-styled ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist for Muzaffarpur and Vaishali Districts, from Repura Rampur village under Saraiya Police Station limits in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.  Live cartridges of AK-47 and self-loading rifles, a country-made pistol and several money receipts were recovered from the possession of the arrested Maoists. Police also arrested one Shankar Paswan on the charge of helping Madan collect levy from several brick kilns of the District.

Non-Violent

July 6

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a person on the suspicion of being a JJMP supporter in Reheldag village under Bishunpur Police Station limits in Gumla District of Jharkhand.  The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Oraon, said Bishunpur Police Station OIC.

Violent

July 7

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dukaal Singh Watti, was arrested in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 7

Nayagarh District of Odisha

Suspected Maoists destroyed a forest camp at Jhoti Sahi near Barthilinga in Nayagarh District of Odisha. They also set a jeep of forest department on fire. The camp was set up by the Mahanadi Wildlife Division. At least three masked persons came to the camp and went on the rampage. They also detonated a bomb near the camp.

Violent

July 8

Kandhamal District of Odisha

Five villagers, including three women were reportedly killed in an exchange of fire between Police and the cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Malapanga forest in Kurtamagarh in Kandhamal District of Odisha.

Violent

July 8

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Disenchanted by the Maoist ideology, a female cadre surrendered before the Police in Kalahandi District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

July 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a search operation carried out by SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “A team of district police nabbed two persons from Belchar village under Bhairamgarh police station,” SP, Bijapur, KL Dhruv said.

Non-Violent

July 8

Warangal District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist cadre, Goli Srinivas alias Praveen (39), surrendered to the Police in the presence of rural SP Ambar Kishor Jha in Warangal District of Telangana.  He carries a cash reward of INR 400,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

July 11 Latehar District in Jharkhand

A CoBRA trooper - Ajai Kumar - died after being injured in a fierce encounter between SFs and the CPI-Maoist cadres under Baresan Police Station area of Latehar District in Jharkhand.

Violent
July 12 Dumka District of Jharkhand

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested and 15 IEDs were seized in two Districts of Jharkhand. The three Maoists, including a woman, were arrested from Shikaripara in Dumka District while SFs seized the 15 IEDs from Budwa Pahad in a search operation in Latehar District following a gunfight on July 11.

Non-Violent
July 12 Jamui District of Bihar

SF personnel arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre with arms and ammunition from Besratand forest near Dulampur village in Jamui District of Bihar after an encounter with them, Police said. Following a tip-off about the presence of some Maoists in the forest, the CRPF 215th battalion troopers reached the spot in wee hours and started sealing the area before they came under fire from the Maoists, SP Jayant Kant said. The troopers fired 20 rounds to quell the Maoists, most of whom escaped from the spot, he said, adding the security personnel, arrested an Maoist Sanjay Marandi alias Motilal Marandi, said to be a former 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist. Two rifles with 67 ammunition and a pistol with one ammunition, police uniform, Maoist literature, papers related to levy collection, and levy receipts among other things were seized from him.

Violent
July 13 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police claimed to have killed more than two CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter on the bank of the Indravati River in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. "Many Maoists were killed during the gun battle on the bank of river Indravati. It was raining heavily when the encounter was going on and the Maoists were seen dragging the bodies inside the forest," Bastar Range IGP S.R.P. Kalluri said in a statement.

Violent
July 14 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A dreaded CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Balkeshwar Oraon alias Vinay Oraon alias Bada Vikas (38), who carried a reward of INR 2.5 million on his head announced by the Jharkhand Government, surrendered with a .315 rifle before DGP D.K. Pandey at the State Police Headquarters in Ranchi District of Jharkhand, drawing an end to all speculations that had been doing the rounds about his hush-hush surrender since last week.

Surrendered
July 14 Jamui District of Bihar

The Jamui District Police of Bihar claimed to have busted a CPI-Maoist den and recovered a huge cache of arms in an operation by SF personnel, close to the Jharkhand border. Two Maoists have been arrested.

Non-Violent
July 15 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The East Godavari District Police of Andhra Pradesh averted a major disaster by defusing three landmines planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Yedugurrallapalli village. Two of the three landmines were planted long ago, it is said.

Non-Violent
July 16 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

At least four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with SF personnel in the forests of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh. The SFs have recovered four bodies of the Maoists along with rifles, pipe bombs and other supplies during area search. Bastar IGP S.R.P. Kalluri said that a joint force led by Laxman Kewat, Inspector in Charge Awapalli and CoBRA Commander Ashok Kumar carried out the encounter in the forests of Pamed in Bijapur District.

Violent
July 16 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist militia members surrendered before the Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
July 16 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two members of the Korukonda 'area committee' of the CPI-Maoist along with a 'deputy commander' of the area committee's militia and six armed militia members of the Galikonda 'area committee' have surrendered before Visakhapatnam District SP Rahul Dev Sharma. Area committee members Muvvala Krishna alias Ganesh and Seendri Nagesh carried a reward of INR 100,000 each on their head.

Non-Violent
July 17 Jamui District of Bihar

SF personnel arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre with arms and ammunition from Besratand forest near Dulampur village in Jamui District of Bihar after an encounter with the Maoists.

Violent

July 18

Aurangabad District of Bihar

At least 10 CRPF Commandos - belonging to the CoBRA battalion - were killed and five others injured in a CPI-Maoist orchestrated IED blast in the forests of Aurangabad District, Bihar.  Initially, the troopers of the CoBRA unit were ambushed in an IED blast after which an encounter started between the two sides resulting in the killing of three Maoists. The incident was reported from Chakarbanda-Dumarinala forests of Aurangabad District.

Violent

July 19

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Eleven CPI-Maoist ‘supporters’ including two women surrendered before the Police at Mathili Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Of the 11 sympathisers, three are militia members of the CPI-Maoist while the rest are members of Chetana Jana Natya Mandali.

Non-Violent

July 20

Koderma District of Jharkhand

Two persons were arrested with a truck-load of explosives from Kathikund area of July 20, Jharkhand. A large number of explosives – 41,200 power gel and 37,500 pieces of detonators – were recovered from the truck at Koderma.

Non-Violent

July 20

Bihar

The CPI-Maoist owned up responsibility for the Aurangabad blast and encounter on July 18 at Dumaria Nala forest area in Aurangabad District of Bihar, in which 10 CRPF personnel and three Maoists were killed. Paramjeet, spokesperson of the ‘central zonal committee’ of the outfit, in a press statement admitted three members of the organization lost their lives.

Statement

July 20

NS

Senior CPI-Maoist cadre Ganesh Uike has accused the SF personnel of killing over 90 people in fake and staged encounters in the first six months of 2016 in Bastar region.

Statement

July 20

NS

Admitting that the Naxal movement has received serious setbacks in recent times in the form of encounter deaths and surrender of leaders, East Division ‘secretary’ Pratap Reddy alias Ram Chandra Reddy alias Appa Rao alias Chalapati said SFs personnel have made quite a few strikes but claimed that the ‘people’s movement’ has not been suppressed and will bounce back.

Statement

July 21

Khammam District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist has put up wall posters at Laxmi Colony in Charla mandal headquarters in Khammam District of Telangana urging people to observe “martyrs week” from July 28 to August 3, 2016.

Non-Violent

July 21

Karur and Kancheepuram Districts of Tamil Nadu

Three alleged CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by the Q branch Police of Tamil Nadu from Karur and Kancheepuram Districts.

Non-Violent

July 21

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Sukhdev and wife Rukmini, involved in around 150 cases, surrendered before the Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

July 21

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three Maoists, including the Darbha division ‘area commander’ Raju Sodhi, surrendered before the South Western Range DIG S. Saini in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Non-Violent

July 21

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Mangal Tudu (22) and a 17 year old girl, surrendered before Kolhan DIG Sambhu Thakur at Police lines in Golmuri of East Singhbhum District, Jharkhand.  Police said Tuddu and the girl were members of the Gorabandha squad of the CPI-Maoist headed by Kanu Munda.

Non-Violent

July 21

Aurangabad District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres raided a solar power plant site and torched 14 vehicles including tractors and JCB machines in Aurangabad District of Bihar.

Violent

July 22

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Police arrested two Maoists - Nagendra Yadav and Upendra - in connection with the July 18 Aurangabad encounter.

Non-Violent

July 22

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered a powerful IED, planted allegedly by CPI-Maoist cadres in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The device, weighing five kilograms, was found buried near a bridge on Kohka River.

Non-Violent

July 23

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in a gun-battle with SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

July 23

Latehar District of Jharkhand

SFs unearthed 25 IEDs each weighing 1.5 kg during a routine search operation in Herhunj area in Latehar District of Jharkhand. 

Non-Violent

July 24

Andhra Pradesh

In a bid to make its call for observance of ‘Martyrs week’ from July 28 to August 3 a success, the CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly laid a virtual siege to the Ramachandrapuram-Ankannagudem stretch of the Bhadrachalam-Venkatapuram main road for a couple of hours and planted explosives in a plastic bucket on the roadside.

Violent

July 24

Tiruchur District of Kerala

A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mahalingam (63), was arrested in Tiruchur District of Kerala and produced before Andipatti Magistrate V. Baskaran in connection with alleged arms training on Varushandu hill in 2007.

Non-Violent

July 24-25

Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed three civilians including two sons of a surrendered Maoist cadre in Barkol forest range of Latehar District, Jharkhand. and strangulated him to death by a rope.

Violent

July 25

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Twelve CPI-Maoist cadres including two women surrendered before Bastar District Police of Chhattisgarh. They include Bastar area Jan Militia ‘commander’ and CNM ‘commander’ of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

July 25

Kandhamal and Rayagada Districts of Odisha

A two-day bandh call in Kandhamal and Rayagada Districts of Odisha by the CPI-Maoist which started from July 25, 2016 had little impact on day to day life except in few pockets.

Violent

July 25

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a 60-year-old farmer, identified as Rakhan Sahu, when he was sitting in a roadside eatery under Sadar Police Station area of Gumla District, Jharkhand.

Violent

July 26

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Five CPI-Maoist cadres, carrying a reward of INR 1.4 million together on their heads, surrendered before the Gadchiroli Police of Maharashtra, a press note issued by the District Police said.

Non-Violent

July 26

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 27

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in a fierce encounter with SF personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on the eve of "Martyr's week".

Violent

July 27

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two CRPF troopers were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by the Maoists on an under-construction road in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

July 27

Malkangiri District of Odisha

In a major success for the Odisha Police, a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Radha, surrendered before the Malkangiri District SP. Radha was a member of the Kalimela dalam and was working with the group for the past 14 years. There are over 50 cases pending against her. According to sources, Radha was carrying a cash reward of INR 400000 on her head.

Non-Violent

July 27

Ganjam District of Odisha

Two years after the arrest of OMP leader Sabyasachi Panda, a man who had allegedly given shelter to the former CPI-Maoist ‘cadre’ in his house near Bada Bazar in Berhampur of Ganjam District, Odisha has been arrested.

Non-Violent

July 27

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

A banner urging people to join the CPI-Maoist surfaced at Bithli in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. The banner was found a day before the start of the ‘Martyrs week’. It also warned Police informers. SP Balaghat District Dr. Asit Yadav said that a Maoist banner was found in village Bithli.

Statement

July 28

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A hardcore woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with Police personnel in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

Violent

July 28

Palamu District of Jharkhand

‘Zonal Commander’ of Madhya zone of the CPI-Maoist identified as Abhay alias Abhay Yadav alias Gobind (38) was arrested, along with Naxal book and literature, in Chhaterpur region of Palamu District, Jharkhand. Abhay is said to be the biggest confidante of the top Maoist Sandip ji and was a part of the team of the Maoists in all its decisions taking session.

Non-Violent

July 28

Dumka District of Jharkhand

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, including a wanted Maoist involved in the killing of Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and several other Policemen in 2014, were arrested from different areas in Dumka District, Jharkhand. Initially Etwari Hembram alias Nareshda was arrested and acting on his information six other Maoists including two women cadres were caught, SP Prabhat Kumar said.

Non-Violent

July 28

Garhwa District of Jharkhand

An ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist was arrested with arms from Ranka Police Station area in Garhwa District of Jharkhand. Lalan Singh Kharwar alias Shrawan was arrested from Karri forest of the District. Police have also found a 315 pistol, 4 live cartridges and Naxalite literature, said Ranka Police Station officer in-charge Narendra Kumar Sinha.

Non-Violent

July 29

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police arrested two suspects and recovered a massive haul of explosives from them in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

July 30

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA trooper was killed and another injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in a dense forest pocket of Sukma District, Chhattisgarh.

Violent

July 30

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

CPI-Maoist cadres kidnapped and killed a pastor branding him as a ‘Police informer’ in Chinturu mandal of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.

Violent

July 31

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered powerful 40-kilograms IED, planted by Maoists eight years back in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh on National Highway 63.

Non-Violent

July 31 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a young man and threw his body on the Gangaloor road in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
July 31 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists killed a Sarpanch in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in Karekarma village under Partapur Police limits.

Violent
August 1 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with SF personnel in the dense forests of Bastar District, Chhattisgarh.

Violent
August 1 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A civilian, identified as Rakesh Gawade (23) - a college student - was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Tumarkasa village of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra. Gadchiroli Police said that Rakesh was helping villagers avail themselves of benefits of the government schemes. The CPI-Maoist Perimily dalam killed him on suspicion of being a 'Police informer', said Police in a statement.

Violent
August 1 Adilabad District of Telangana

Adilabad District Police arrested CPI-Maoist cadre Tekam Ravi alias Ravinder (22), a member of Indravelli dalam, who is an accused in the murder of Gond youth Kursenga Ballarsha last year (2015) in Tiryani mandal.

Non-Violent
August 2 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Police recovered a landmine weighing 24 kilograms suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, from Goniato forests in Penk village in Nawadih of Bokaro District, Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
August 3 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women, were arrested and explosives

Non-Violent
August 3 Gaya District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist exhorted former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi to acknowledge his class/caste interest and review ties with organizations like BJP, RSS and VHP. Handwritten wall posters in this regard were found pasted in the Imamganj area of Gaya District, Bihar.

Non-Violent
August 4 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of security personnel had a close shave as CPI-Maoist cadres detonated a powerful IED blast on a densely-forested route in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
August 4 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A team of CRPF's 222nd battalion recovered two powerful IEDs from Jangla Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
August 5 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, were killed during an encounter with the DRG of Chhattisgarh Police under Faraspal Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
August 5 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A SHO and four other Policemen came under attack by CPI-Maoist cadres while passing through a dense forest in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. SHO of Konta Police Station Eman Sahu and four Police troopers were heading for Konta from Sukma when their SUV came under fire near Manikonta village, a senior Police officer said.

Violent
August 5 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A wanted CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, was arrested in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
August 5 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Security personnel recovered explosives hidden by CPI-Maoist cadres at Taledih village on Maneka-Serendag Road in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
August 6 Bastar/ Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has called for Bastar bandh on August 6 to protest alleged atrocities committed by the SFs on tribal women and girls. The bandh call has been given by the South Sub-Zonal Bureau of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
August 6 Aurangabad District of Bihar

Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a self-styled 'commander', were arrested from different places in Aurangabad District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
August 6 Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as Sundar Hantal (25), at Godaput under Chitrakonda Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Violent
August 6 Khammam District of Telangana

Stepping up their wall-poster campaign against the third phase of 'Operation Green Hunt' in Dandakaranya region, the CPI-Maoist cadres have put up wall posters, written in Hindi, at R Kothagudem village in Charla mandal of Khammam District, Bhadrachalam division. Sources said that a few wall posters in the name of CPI-Maoist Kistaram 'area committee' of Chhattisgarh were found.

Statement

August 8

Mahbubnagar District of Telangana

Former Naxalite Nayeemuddin, wanted in over 100 criminal cases including the killing of IPS officer K.S. Vyas and his associate, were killed in an exchange of fire with the Police in Shadnagar Town, about 50 km from Hyderabad.

Violent

August 8

Dhanbad District of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police seized four landmines and four weapons from a hideout of CPI-Maoist in Dhanbad District. According to Police, four landmines, two pistols, two rifles and live cartridges were seized during search operation at Madaidih forest situated under Topchanchi Police Station in the District.

Non-Violent

August 9

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with SF personnel in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place on a hill under Kohka Police Station area when a joint team of SFs was carrying out anti-Maoist operation, Rajnandgaon SP Prashant Agrawal said.

Violent

August 9

Palamau District of Jharkhand

Security personnel recovered a 5 kg IED planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres from Kala Pahar-Mahudand road under Chatarpur Police Station limits in Palamau District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 9

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

An STF trooper was killed during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Kanimoi hill located under Kajra Police Station area in Lakhisarai District of Bihar.

Violent

August 10

Khammam District of Telangana 

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, allegedly involved in three murder cases and several other incidents of violence, surrendered before the Police in Bhadrachalam town of Khammam District, Telangana. 

Non-Violent

August 11

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an exchange of fire with SFs personnel in the dense forest of Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place while a joint team of DRG and STF was conducting anti-Maoist operation in the core jungle of Mardoom Police Station area, Bastar SP R.N. Dash said.

Violent

August 11

Aurangabad District of Bihar

The Aurangabad District Police of Bihar arrested a suspected cadre of the CPI-Maoist for his involvement in blowing up a small bridge near Ketaki village under Deo Police Station seven years back. The Maoist identified as Kamat Yadav was arrested from Kusaha village under the same Police Station in Aurangabad District.

Non-Violent

August 12

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Ex-Samajwadi Party MLA Kishore Samrite escaped a bid on his life when CPI-Maoist cadres fired indiscriminately on his vehicle in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh.

Violent

August 12

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of SF personnel had a narrow escape from a powerful IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. However, no one was injured in the explosion, Police said.

Violent

August 12

Chhattisgarh

A separate joint team of SF personnel recovered two powerful IEDs from the under-construction Basaguda (Bijapur) - Jagargunda (Sukma) road. While the SFs were patrolling the route that passes through forest areas, they spotted the IEDs, planted in the ground, between Sarkeguda and Tarrem, a Police official said.

Non-Violent

August 12

Nalgonda District of Telangana

Nalgonda District Police arrested a surrendered CPI-Maoist weapons' specialist, Tech Madhu, for his alleged ties with former Naxalite Nayeemuddin. Tech Madhu, whose actual name is Thota Kumaraswamy, had surrendered before the Police in 2006. He got the 'Tech Madhu' tag because of his technical prowess in making weaponry. Madhu, 43, reportedly manufactured about 1,550 rockets and 40 launchers for the Maoists. his possession.

Non-Violent

August 13

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CAF personnel were injured when Naxals attacked them in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "The Naxals carried out an attack near the 9th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) at Kurrajohar village in Narayanpur District in which two assistant platoon commanders, Vinod Mishra and Narayan Kushawaha, sustained injuries," Chhattisgarh's Special DG for Naxal Operations D. M. Awasthi said.

Violent

August 13

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

41 CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Police in the Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. “In a major success of the consistent anti-Maoist campaign, which is underway in Bastar, 41 Maoists including three women from Benur area of Narayanpur decided to leave the path of violence and join the social mainstream on Saturday,” said Narayanpur District SP Abhishek Meena.

Non-Violent

August 14

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Lal Sai (24), a Police Constable, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Konde-Markeli village under Manpur Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Sai had joined the Police force after quitting Naxalism and was posted at Manpur Police Station, a senior Police official said.

Violent

August 14

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A huge cache of explosives was recovered from a house, during a raid at Jeetpur area under Gopikandar, in Dumka District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 15

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered a powerful IED planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh while carrying out an area domination exercise in view of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15. The explosive, weighing around 5 kg, was unearthed by a team of CoBRA troopers between Sarkeguda-Tarrem villages under Sarkeguda Police Station limits.

Non-Violent

August 15

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

SFs intensified combing operations in Bakrakocha forest under Gurabanda Police Station area of Ghatshila in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand following an encounter with the Maoists.

Violent

August 15

Giridih District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a former Maoist turned "Police informer" at Murkundo village under Dumri Police Station of Giridih District, Jharkhand. Maoists also alleged that the victim, Dinesh Hembram, would collect levy across the region in their name. The victim, a shopkeeper, was earlier associated with the Maoists and had been jailed for his involvement in several Maoist-related incidents in Dumri areas a few years ago.

Violent

August 16

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A hardcore Maoist, who was allegedly involved in blowing up an ambulance killing five CRPF personnel and two civilians during the 2014 Lok Sabha Poll in Bastar District, was killed in an encounter with SFs in the forests of Chandometa under Darbha Police Station limits in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. He was identified as People’s Militia ‘commander’ Arjun. He was also a member of the Machhkot Local Organisation Squad.

Violent

August 17

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres including a ‘commander-rank’ woman cadre were killed while a trooper was injured in an encounter between security personnel and the Maoists in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place in the wee hours in the restive Dabba-Kunna hills when a joint team of CRPF, DRG and STF was out on an anti-Maoist operation.

Violent

August 18

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable, Adityasharan Pratap Singh, who had suffered injuries during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in Dantewada District of south Chhattisgarh on August 17, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. 

Violent

August 18

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Trucks parked in the outskirts of Bacheli town in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh were set ablaze by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres.

Violent

August 18

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in two separate incidents in Latehar District of Jharkhand. 

Non-Violent

August 19

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A powerful IED was found in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh ahead of Lok Sabha Member Dinesh Kashyap’s visit to the region. A joint ROP of ITBP and Police was on a patrol to sanitise the road which connects Kondagaon and Narayanpur District headquarters in view of the visit of Kashyap, the BJP MP from Bastar constituency, a senior Police official said.

Non-Violent

August 19

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Nine people, said to be the sympathisers of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. According to Kondagaon District SP Santosh Singh, all nine surrendered Maoist supporters had warrants issued against them for serious offences of Maoist violence.

Non-Violent

August 19

West Bengal

Denying any CPI-Maoist presence in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that “only some goons” in the name of Maoists were indulging in extortion and they will be dealt with as per law. Das was in Kolkata (West Bengal) for a road show to promote the two-day long Jharkhand Global Investor’ Summit 2017, which will take off in early 2017.

Statement

August 20

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A railway line in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh was damaged by the CPI-Maoist cadres following which two engines and 14 wagons of a goods train derailed, Police said. "The Naxals damaged railway line near Pujapara Dhurli village following which two engines and 14 wagons of a goods train which was on its way to Kirandul from Visakhapatnam derailed," Police officials said.

Violent

August 21 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist 'people's militia commander' identified as Kudiam Pandu carrying cash reward of INR 10,000 on his head was injured in an exchange of fire with SFs personnel in Nukanpal forests under Basaguda Police Station limits of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Pandu sustained bullet injuries on his shoulder in the exchange of fire, PRO of CRPF, V V N Prasanna, said.

Violent
August 21 `Khammam District of Telangana

A bunch of handwritten posters denouncing the alleged destruction of crops in "podu lands" (slash and burn style) belonging to tribal people in forest fringe areas of Khammam District of Telangana sprang up in the name of the CPI-Maoist Sabari 'area committee' at Chalamala village near Taliperu reservoir in Charla mandal. According to sources, several posters, handwritten in red ink, surfaced along the Chalamala-Tippapuram road. The Maoists, through the posters, alleged that the Telangana Government was trying to take up plantations in the "podu lands" in the name of "Haritha Haram" (protect nature and increase green cover) and was resorting to repressive measures against the tribal people without implementing the PESA Act and the Forest Rights Act in the Agency areas.

Non-Violent
August 22 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

In a joint anti-CPI-Maoist operation, Police and CRPF personnel busted a Maoist hideout located in the forest near Chorpania on Luggu Hill under Gomia block of Bokaro District of Jharkhand. SF personnel also found explosives, ammunition and Maoist literature from the hideout. Bokaro SP Y.S. Ramesh said, "While searching the bunker, we found a pressure cooker bomb, a can bomb, detonator, cartridges, codex wire, posters, banners and Naxal literature and other items."

Non-Violent
August 23 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists, identified as Jagat (30) and Ramnath Sodi (30), were arrested from Kudur and Nahkanar areas of Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh respectively. While Jagat was active as the head of Janatana Sarkar wing of the CPI-Maoist in Kudur, Sodhi belonged to people's militia.

Non-Violent
August 24 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with SF personnel in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place near Ponga Bhejji village when a joint team of STF and District Force was out on an anti-Maoist operation in Dornapal Police Station area, SP Indira Kalyan Elesela said. "During searches, the body of a male Maoist clad in a 'uniform' was recovered along with one automatic pistol and one muzzle loading gun," the SP added. The identity of the Maoist is yet to be established.

Violent
August 24 Erode District of Tamil Nadu

There has been no movement of CPI-Maoist cadres in Erode District of Tamil Nadu but special Police teams are scouring forest areas as a precautionary measure, a senior Police official said. "There is no movement of Maoists or Naxals in Erode District. But as a precautionary measure a special team of police personnel are going round Burgur, Sathyamangalam and other forest arras in the district", said SP Dr R. Sivakumar.

Non-Violent
August 24 Khammam District of Telangana

The spurt in CPI-Maoist activities along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border reportedly prompted the contracting firm engaged in execution of works related to Mission Bhagiratha at Pusuguppa village in Charla mandal of Khammam District of Telangana to shift JCB machines to a safer place in the mandal headquarters town. According to unconfirmed reports, the contractors concerned shifted some heavy equipment, including two JCB machines, to Charla two days ago following an alleged threat from Maoists.

Non-Violent
August 25 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police said they have arrested a senior CPI-Maoist cadre who had abducted the IAS officer Alex Paul Menon from Sukma District in 2012. "Bheema alias Akash, a DVC leader of Maoists who was carrying a reward of Rs. 8 lakh on his head, was yesterday nabbed by a special wing of the state intelligence branch," Special DGP (anti-Maoist operations) D. M. Awasthi said. A covert counter-insurgency operation by SIB in Bastar District led to arrest of Bheema. During the interrogation Bheema revealed that he was directed by the Maoist leader 'Erra' to abduct Menon from Manjhipara where the Collector was to meet villagers on April 21, 2012. "A 16-member team of Naxals led by Bheema was camping close to Manjhipara from April 19. They had decided that if seven or eight gunmen accompanied the collector, then the abduction plan would be dropped," added the officer.

Non-Violent
August 25 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two women Maoists carrying cash rewards of INR 900,000 on their heads were arrested in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "Those arrested were identified as Sonay Potai, 32, associated with military wing of Maoists and Soni Potai, an area committee member," Narayanpur ASP Anil Soni said.

Non-Violent
August 25 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A woman Maoist 'deputy commander', carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on her head, surrendered before Police in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Phulo Salaam turned herself in citing disillusionment with the "hollow" ideology of the CPI-Maoist and their wrong policies.

Non-Violent
August 26 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed one of their supporters after producing him before a jan adalat in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists were unhappy with the victim, Sandeep Kumar Rathore, for abandoning their cause, a Police officer said. "Rathore was this evening shot dead by armed rebels in the forests near Mukram nullah under Chintalnar Police Station limits," S.R.P. Kalluri, IGP (Bastar Range) said. "As per records, he was a staunch supporter of Maoists but for the last few months he had started distancing himself from the banned outfit. He had joined the mainstream and was leading a normal life," the IGP added.

Violent
August 26 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

One CRPF trooper was injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by the Maoists in the dense forest in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The incident took place at around 1 pm when a team of paramilitary was out on an anti-Maoist operation in Chintagufa Police Station area," SP Indira Kalyan Elesela said. "Constable Sachin belonging to CRPF's 150th battalion sustained serious injuries on his legs," the officer said.

Violent
August 26 Koraput District of Odisha

CMAS leader, Nachika Linga, who is currently lodged in Koraput Circle Jail in Odisha, began indefinite hunger strike demanding fulfilment of his nine-point charter of demands that he had submitted to CM Naveen Patnaik in April, 2016. The CPI-Maoist leader Cheda Bhushan alias Ghasi and another 14 members of CMAS also joined Linga in his agitation, supporting his demands that included speedy disposal of cases against him. His other demands are release of CMAS supporters who were arrested on false charges, construction of roads and canals in Bandhugaon and Narayanpatna blocks, handing over of tribal lands occupied by non-tribals, distribution of land to the landless, appointment of teachers in schools and other developmental activities in the two blocks.

Non-Violent
August 28 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of SF personnel killed a CPI-Maoist cadre during an encounter in Chandometa forest of Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on a specific input about the presence of Maoist commanders Vinod and Sanju along with 20 cadres in the area, an operation was launched last evening by the composite squad of DRG and STF, IGP, Bastar Range, S.R.P. Kalluri said.

Violent

August 28

Sukma District/ Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, two of them allegedly involved in the recent attack on the vehicle of a SHO, were arrested from separate places in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. While three Maoists were arrested by a joint team of SFs from Sukma District, another was arrested from Kondagaon District, Police said. The composite squad of CRPF, STF and DRG arrested the Maoists Madkam Deva (33), Madvi Ganga (36) and Muchaki Kosa (39) while carrying out a search operation in south Sukma, ASP Jitendra Shukla said. Of them, Deva and Kosa, natives of Errabor Police Station area, were allegedly involved in the attack on the vehicle of the SHO of Konta Police Station in Sukma on August 5, he said. Ganga was active as the head of DAKMS- a frontal outfit of the CPI-Maoist, in the region whereas Deva was a member of this outfit, the ASP said, adding Kosa was wanted in Maoist-related incidents, including attacks on Police party and abduction. In a separate incident, a Janmilitia cadre Pilaji (35) was arrested from Tumdiwal village forests under Mardapal Police Station limits of Kondagaon by a joint team of DRG and local Police, officials said. A hardcore member of Bedma Janmilitia group, Pilaji was allegedly involved in several Maoists incidents in the region, Police said.

Non-Violent

August 28

Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu

After being in Police custody for two days, Reena Joyce Mary, a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. The court adjourned the case till September 9. Amid tight security, Reena was produced before the court in the morning and later taken back to Vellore prison. Dindigul Police had taken her under custody for two days to investigate her involvement in arms training in Kodaikanal in 2008 along with Naveen Prasad, who was killed in an encounter during search operation near Moolayar at Vadakaunji on April 19, 2008. Q-Branch police had arrested Reena in Padappai in Kanchipuram District on July 21.

Non-Violent

August 29

Kolkata in West Bengal

The slogan ‘Naxalbari ek hi rasta’, posters containing quotations from Mao Zedong and Charu Mazumdar, rendition of ‘revolutionary songs’ and selling books written by Mao and Mazumdar marked the first public event in the city attended by top CPI-Maoist leaders held to condole the death of former CPI-Maoist state secretary Himadri Sen Roy alias Somen. Besides recounting Somen’s role as a ‘communist organiser’, leaders, supporters and sympathisers of the banned outfit pressed for ‘broader unity of revolutionary forces’ to ‘carry forwards the work left unfinished by Somen’. On the dais were top Maoist leaders Narayan Sanyal and Purnendu Sekhar Mukherjee, along with Chandi Sarkar and Gour Chakraborty. All of them are in their seventies and were released on bail after spending several years in jail. Nearly 300 people belonging to various organisations attended the event at Bharat Sabha Hall in central Kolkata in West Bengal.

Non-Violent

August 29

Magadh / Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres in Bihar have given a call for one day Magadh Bandh on August 31, to protest the killing of six of their cadres in an encounter with the SFs in July this year. The bandh would begin 12 am on the intervening night of 30th and 31st August. Five Districts including Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Nawada and Arwal are likely to be affected by the bandh call. Encounter between SFs and Maoists took place in Dumaria Nala forest area in Aurangabad District on July 18. In this encounter, 10 commandos of the elite CoBRA battalion of CRPF were killed. Maoists had triggered a series of IED explosions during the encounter in which the 10 commandos lost their lives. The SFs also eliminated six Maoist cadres in the encounter. The SFs had also seized weapons like AK-47, INSAS rifle.

Non-Violent

August 30

Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

A top CPI-Maoist who was LOS member of Maoist Rowghat Area Committee and carrying a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, surrendered before SIB in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. “The ultra identified as Satter alias Mangel alias Bharat Gavde who in past was the platoon commander of Naxal platoon number 23 was impressed with the surrender policy adopted by the Chhattisgarh Government and hence decided to join the mainstream of development,” SP, SIB, Sundarraj P said. According to the Police, Satter (32), a resident of Alanar village under Amabeda Police Station of Kanker District had joined Naxal cadre in 2003. He had also worked as the member of ‘Bal Sangham’ the children unit of Maoists in 2002. Satter was involved in blowing up of a CISF vehicle in 2008 at Balod wherein three SF personnel were killed and their weapons were also looted, the SP said.

Non-Violent

August 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Disillusioned with the Maoist ideology, two Maoists -- a reward-carrying senior cadre who was involved in a major attack on Policemen in 2007, and a minor girl cadre -- surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres, one of them a 'commander'-rank cadre, turned themselves in before Bijapur ASP at the district headquarters, Mohit Garg. Sukhram Gota (24) was a hardcore Maoist and active as militia 'platoon commander' of Edapalli national park area unit of the CPI-Maoist, he said. Gota was allegedly involved in several deadly Maoist-related incidents, including the attack on Ranibodli Police outpost in Bijapur in 2007 in which 55 Policemen were killed, Garg said, adding that he was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. The other cadre - a 17-year-old girl -- worked as a member of CNM, cultural wing of the Maoists, in Gangaloor area of the District, he added.

Non-Violent

August 30

Dumka District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadre Hopna Hembrom was arrested from Shikaripara in Dumka District of Jharkhand. Police said Hopna was wanted in four cases of Maoist violence.

Non-Violent

August 30

Giridih District of Jharkhand

One Maoist cadre, identified as Vijay Murmu alias Ratan, was arrested along with an IED weighing over five kilograms, from Pirtand block in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent

August 30

Simdega and Gumla Districts of Jharkhand

One Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Dipak Sahu alias Tilakman alias Tilak Main, who headed the rebel outfit's operations in Simdega and Gumla Districts of Jharkhand as well as bordering areas in Chhattisgarh, surrendered before DGP D.K. Pandey at Police headquarters in Dhurwa in Ranchi District. Tilakman was involved in 34 cases of Maoist violence in Simdega and Gumla, including an attack on Bansjore Thana in Simdega on December 31, 2007, in which a Policeman was killed. Welcoming him to the mainstream, DGP Pandey gave Tilakman INR 50,000 ex-gratia apart from INR 500,000 reward that he carried on his head. The DGP also said the Police would take care of Tilakman's family's safety during the tenure the surrendered rebel would be behind bars, a provision present in Jharkhand's rebel surrender policy.

DGP Pandey said the Police had identified 786 remote villages across Jharkhand where the men in uniform would facilitate the execution of 10 welfare schemes in their fight against Naxalism. "Seven hundred and fifty villages will be lit up by solar lamps in a month. Our villages need development," the DGP underlined.

Non-Violent

August 30

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Seven militia members of the Korukonda area committee of the CPI-Maoist surrendered to Inspector of Chintapalli Police Circle Ch. Rudra Sekhar at the District Police Office in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The surrendered members are identified as K Chinnabbai (32), K Ram Murthy (52), V Raju (43), V Ram Babu (31), V Krishna Rao (21), K Buddu Naidu (36) and K Ravi (25). All of them are Girijans and are natives of Cheruvuru village under Balapam panchayat in Chintapalli mandal. They were involved in incidents such as taking over coffee plantations of the APFDC in Balapam panchayat in 2011, famine raid in Balapam in 2013, destruction of the house of Gemmeli Sanjiva Rao in Veeravaram and Essar pipeline between Cheruvuru and Diguvajanabha in 2015, and attending a meeting organised by the Maoists as part of the Martyr’s Week this year, a press release from the DPO said.

Non-Violent

August 30

Telangana

The CPI-Maoist has called upon people, workers and employees to make the proposed bandh on September 2, a big success. In a statement issued on the name of CPI-Maoists Telangana State Committee official representative Jagan, they charged that the BJP and TRS-ruled Central and State Governments respectively were pro-capitalist and working against interests of the people. They stated that KCR Government had failed to implement the scores of promises he had made before elections. The Maoists charged that KCR was humiliating journalists for raising questions over the failures and the public movement leaders supporting the latter through persons showering praises on him. Once a progressive journalist and now Press Academy chairman Allam Narayana criticising justice Chandra Kumar amounted to curtailing freedom of expression, Jagan said in the press release.

Non-Violent

August 30-31

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Maoist cadres set ablaze the generator and battery panel of the Airtel tower in Pandu block in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The tower has stopped functioning. Sources said about half a dozen people reached this tower, took out fuel from the generator set and set ablaze the generator set and the battery panel. SP Patel Mayur K Lal has confirmed this arson saying the Maoists have done this just to make their presence felt. Palamu remained bandh on August 31 in the wake of Maoists call. Buses for Ranchi from Daltonganj did not roll out.

Violent

August 31

Gumla District of Jharkhand

One 47-year-old dhaba owner, Umesh Sahu, was killed by suspected JJMP cadres at Bishunpur in Gumla District of Jharkhand, triggering a massive roadblock by villagers for over five hours, who demanded better Policing. The blockade was removed after SP Chandan Jha pacified protesters.  JJMP is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

September 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

One CRPF constable, who got severely injured during an anti-Maoist operation in Chhattisgarh few days back, succumbed to his injuries at AIIMS in New Delhi. Constable Sachin Kumar (27) of the Paramilitary Force was airlifted to the AIIMS trauma centre after he was injured in an IED blast in the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on August 26. "Kumar succumbed to his IED splinter injuries at about 8:40 AM today. He was brought to AIIMS on August 29 on an air ambulance from state capital Raipur. In AIIMS, his right leg was amputated but his condition kept deteriorating," a senior official said.

Violent

September 1

Nabarangpur District of Odisha

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were caught by villagers Deogharandi village and handed them to Police in Nabarangpur District of Odisha. According information, villagers saw the unidentified youths moving in the village in suspiciously. When they wanted to know their identities, the youths avoided and tried to threaten them. Villagers soon gheraoed them and kept them in captivity and informed Raigarh Police. The villagers later handed over the suspected Maoists to the Police.

Non-Violent

September 1

Rayagada District of Odisha

Police recovered several posters put up by the CPI-Maoist in Jagdalpur village under Ambadala Police limits in Rayagada District, exhorting public to oppose MNCs and protect their water, forest, and land. Maoists in the posters have opposed the establishment of proposed medical college in Kalahandi District with the aid of MNC VAL, reports added. The posters claimed to have been affixed by Vamsadhara-Ghumusara-Nagabali Divisional Committee of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

September 2

Bijapur District of south Chhattisgarh

Three alleged cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered to the Police in Bijapur District of south Chhattisgarh. “After being fed up with the Maoist lifestyle and the hollow ideology, three Maoists — Sannu Lekam, Bomda Kunjam and Chaitu Udka — decided to join the mainstream today in the presence of Bijapur district SP K. L. Dhruv. Sannu Lekam was a ‘Jan Militia commander’ of the Maoists in Nemed area and carried a reward of one lakh rupees on his head,” the Bijapur Police said in a statement. Bomda Kunjam was a ‘militia member’ and Chaitu Udka was a member of the Maoists’ small action team, the Police added.

Non-Violent

September 2

Latehar District of Jharkhand

A combined team of CRPF, CoBRA of 209th battalion and District Police exchanged heavy firing with CPI-Maoist top cadre Sudhakaran alias Sudhakar who sneaked into Garu after coming down from Andhra Pradesh in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Sources said Sudhakar's team was no less in strength as it had around 150 cadres, all armed heavily. Nakul and Chhotu Kharwar were also there with Sudhakar. Latehar SP Anoop Birtharay confirmed the encounter with the Maoists led by Sudhakar and his cadres, including Nakul and Chhotu Kharwar. Birtharay said the SFs had to lob bombs to scatter the Maoists. The SP said the fighting was most severe for two hours and then it slid down to intermittent firing from the Maoists’ side which was adequately retaliated by the SF personnels.

Violent

September 2

India

The incidents of CPI-Maoist violence have come down by 54 per cent in the country, UHM Rajnath Singh said, adding it was his Government’s desire to bring an end to Naxalism, militancy and terrorism. “There is no place for violence in a developed society and it is my desire to see that instances of Naxalism, militancy and terrorism are brought to an end in this country,” Singh said while speaking at the regional training centre of the ‘Greyhounds’, the special anti-Naxal operations force of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh located on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad. Singh also said the Maoists morale at present is at its lowest and the incidents of Naxal violence have come down by 54 per cent in the various LWE-hit States of the Country. The Home Minister lauded the courage and valour of the SF personnels including the ‘Greyhounds’ as he added that the onus to keep India safe and independent rests on the shoulders of these men and women.

Statement

September 3

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

As many as seventeen Naxal including two women cadres, surrendered before Police in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. “One of the female surrendering ultras was a CNM member which is banned outfit. She carried a cash reward of ` 1 lakh on her head,” SP Bastar, RN Dash said. A Naxal LOS ‘commander’ who was operating in the Niyamgiri region of neighboring Odisha District was also among the persons surrendering, the SP added. “They were deeply unsatisfied with the dual standards adopted by Naxals and also were under the pressure of anti-Naxal operations being carried out by police forces’’, he added. He informed the cadres who surrendered were residents of Bodavada, Badhanpal, Govindpal, Badhrimau villages which are located near Darbha valley of Bastar region. According to the SP, they were involved in different kinds of Maoist activities. The rebels who have given up arms will be provided with benefits provisioned under the surrender policy adopted by the state government, he mentioned.

Non-Violent

September 3

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three cadres of LWE, Samrat Giroh, were killed in a fratricidal war with cadres of PLFI in Kashira village under Karra Police Station limits of Khunti District of Jharkhand. The bodies of the three were found by locals on the next day morning, all had multiple bullet injuries. The Samrat Giroh and PLFI share regions of dominance in Karra and Lapung and often indulge in fratricidal war to establish supremacy. The slain extremists were identified as Rahul Swashi, Anil Kumar and Mukesh Singh. "Four persons were targeted by armed men in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The fourth man possibly managed to escape," said Khunti SP Anish Gupta. PLFI is a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist.

Violent

September 3

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Two persons who killed dhaba owner Umesh Sahu (47) in Gumla District of Jharkhand on August 31, were arrested, from different locations of Bishunpur block of the District. Jagannath Lohra and Babloo Lohra, during interrogations, confessed to have executed the crime at the behest JJMP ‘area commander’ Pankaj alias Anuj. After being produced before the judicial magistrate on September 4, the duos were remanded to judicial custody for 14 days, following which they were sent to Gumla divisional jail. On the fateful day, the duo had come on a bike, which they parked at a distance before Jagannath shot Sahu dead near his home. One of the bullets hit his head, killing him on the spot. Gumla SP Chandan Jha said the duo abandoned the bike, which gave the Police vital clues to lead to the arrests. JJMP is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

September 3

Sundargarh District of Odisha

Two cadres of the PLFI were killed by Rourkela Police following an exchange of fire in remote Jarda forest under Gurundia Police limits in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Rourkela-based IGP (Western Range) Radha Krishna Sharma said acting on intelligence inputs about presence of a small PLFI group in the forest, Police teams were sent to the area. Watching the Police advance, the PLFI cadres started firing and Police retaliated. Two cadres died on the spot, while others managed to escape, he said, adding that two carbines, two magazines, other ammunition, INR 50,000 cash and mobile phones were seized from the bodies. Though efforts are on to ascertain the identities of the dead cadres, Police suspect the two to be Shankar Munda and Bhima Munda. Shankar, a criminal, had recently brought weapons from PLFI groups led by Akash and Mahesh and was involved in extortion and criminal activities in the interior areas of Rajgangpur, Gurundia and Brahmani Tarang Police limits in the District. Shankar was also suspected to be involved in the loot of about INR 370,000 from Malidihi branch of Utkal Gramya Bank under Rajgangpur Police limits three days ago. PLFI is a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

September 4

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 38 Naxals, including seven women cadres, surrendered in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, citing 'empty' CPI-Maoist ideology and 'wrong policies'. "Citing frustration with empty Maoist ideology and their wrong policies, the ultras turned up before senior Police and ITBP officials at Narayanpur District headquarters," said Narayanpur SP, Abhishek Meena. Among the cadres was Punaye Bai (40), who was active as the head of DAKMS in the region and was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on her head, he said. Most of the surrendered Naxals are lower rung ultras allegedly involved in murder, loot and attacks on the Police. "In their statement, the ultras said they decided to quit the movement due to growing pressure on Naxals from security personnel, wrong policies and empty ideology of the Maoists," the SP said.

Non-Violent

September 4 Gaya District of Bihar

A heavily armed squad of the CPI-Maoist numbering between 30-35, attacked the construction site of a private company engaged in construction of Rail Bridge near Paimar River on Kiul-Gaya section of the Eastern railways in the Gaya District of Bihar. The attackers set ablaze seven vehicles including one crane, one mixer and two pay loaders belonging to the construction company. The Maoist made nearly a dozen employees captive and snatched all their mobile phones. The workers were also robbed of their cash, which was around INR 30,000. Huddled together, the employees were dumped in a corner of the construction site. Two drum diesel stocked at the construction site were also used in the arson. Before leaving, the attackers asked the captives not to take the diktats of the organisation lightly. Confirming the incident, Magadh range, DIG, Saurabh Kumar disclosed, "I had visited the arson site. The Maoists have also left behind a hand written note attributing the attack to non-payment of 'levy' (extortion)."

Violent
September 4 West Champaran District of Bihar

Two CPI-Maoist cadres of Tumahawa Matiaria village under Matiaria Police Station area in the West Champaran District of Bihar were arrested in Gaunaha Block in the District. SHO, Anil Kumar disclosed, Sheonarain Mahato and Manager Thakur were wanted in several cases of murder, loot and firing and had been evading arrest for almost a decade. They have been sent to the Bettiah District jail.

Non-Violent
September 5 Aurangabad District of Bihar

Maoist cadres have put up a poster with threat messages at Dadhpa village under Kutumba Police Station in Aurangabad District of Bihar, which came to the notice of the villagers. The poster, carrying messages of Jitendra alias Prince and Haridwar reads, "Martyrdom of our brave members will not go futile and the organization will take up their unfinished task." In the message, the Maoists have even threatened SP Babu Ram and CAPF personnel for their participation in the ongoing anti-Maoist operation in the District. They have also threatened to avenge the Dumrinala encounter in July between SFs and rebels, in which four Maoists were killed. Targeting the SP, the Maoists have alleged that Police Forces are committing atrocities under his leadership and the organization will punish him in at 'jan adalat'. However, the SP said the Maoists are mainly engaged in extortion and have nothing to do with welfare of villagers.

Non-Violent
September 5 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Five cadres of the PLFI were arrested from Anandpur thana area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Three loaded countrymade pistols were seized from Rinku Sahu, Satyanarayan Napit, Shankar Tanti, Amarnath Kujur and Rohit Jojo. All the accused, except Napit (30), are in their early twenties and intermediate students. PLFI is a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 6 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in the dense forests of the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place when a team of the DRG led by Dornapal SHO, Ajay Sonkar, was out an anti-Maoist operation in Dornapal Police Station area, Sukma SP, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. A group of Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on the team near Koyabekur village following which an encounter broke out between both the sides, he said. Meda Benjami alias Kukkal Mada, head of Janatana Sarkar of Maoists in Kerlapal area, was killed in the encounter, Elesela said, adding the deceased was looking after Naxal activities in about 10 villages of the region. A muzzle loading gun and some ammunition was recovered from the spot, he said.

Violent
September 6 Palamu District of Jharkhand

Two TPC cadres were killed in a rival war in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The Police recovered two bodies of the TPC cadres from Bhelwahi village of the District. According to a Police official, both TPC cadres were gunned down by a rival group. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
September 6 Khunti District of Jharkhand

SF personnel recovered a bludgeoned body of one person killed by suspected PLFI cadres in Kudasud village under Murhu tehsil in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Khunti, which is about 35 kilometres from Ranchi, witnessed a spate of killings perpetrated by PLFI and other CPI-Maoist-linked groups in 2011-12. History seems to have repeated itself. Last year, 108 persons were killed in the District - which is three times higher than the total number of murders reported in Koderma, a District more populous than Khunti. "The district was largely peaceful about two decades ago," said Khunti MP, Kadiya Munda. Many of these killings have been linked to domestic disputes. About 112 people were killed in 2011, 126 in 2012, 109 in 2013 and 99 in 2014. In the past four years, Koderma, Latehar, Simdega, Jamtara and other Districts that are more populous than Khunti reported more than half of the combined murders reported in Khunti. Gang violence has also led to a spike in crime. On September 3, three persons were killed in a "turf war". ASP, (operations) P R Mishra said Naxal-violence has dipped. "In 2015, only 13 people were killed by ultras," said Mishra. PLFI is a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist.  

Violent
September 7 Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh

A former deputy sarpanch was killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres on the suspicion of being a ‘Police informer’ in Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh. Khejan Sonwani (45) was shot dead late last night at his house in Khairat Kala village under Komakhan Police Station limits, Mahasamund ASP, Rakesh Bhatt said. Three armed ultras stormed into his house in Khairat Kala and pumped bullets into Sonwani, he said. The assailants had dropped some pamphlets in which they claimed Sonwani was acting as a mediator in tendu leaf procurement in forests of Chhattisgarh-Odisha border and siphoned off money in the deals, the ASP said. Besides, they also claimed that the victim was acting as a ‘Police informer’, he added.

Violent
September 7 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were killed in an encounter with Police in the dense forests in the Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "The encounter took place this afternoon near Telmendri village under Farsegarh Police Station limits between a joint team of Police personnel and the ultras," IGP, Bastar Range, SRP Kalluri said. A team comprising personnel from Kutru and Farsegarh Police Stations were conducting an anti-Maoist operation in the core forest of the region, located around 450 kilometres away from Raipur, the IG said.

Violent
September 7 West Singhbhum and Khunti Districts of Jharkhand

Police recovered three posters and one banner of the CPI-Maoist put up in Hurdanga panchayat under Karaikela Police Station area close to the border of West Singhbhum and Khunti Districts of Jharkhand, condemning the policies of CM Raghubar Das. A team of CRPF personnel removed the posters. The posters have created panic ahead of Maoist bandh on September 9. The bandh has been called against the attempts of the State Government to change land laws. "Burn murderer Raghubar Das and police officers in the fire of Maoism," one poster read. A police officer said other posters talked about intensifying the people's war against the state and establishing the government of the peasants and the laborers. Chaibasa SP, Michael Raj said the posters were common posters Maoists usually put up to elicit people's support which they have lost in the past few years. "The posters were removed by security personnel. It was close to the national highway passing through the district," Raj said.

Non-Violent
September 7 Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu

Reena Joyce Mary, a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu. After hearing, the court adjourned the case to September 21. Later, she was taken back to Vellore prison. The Q Branch Police had arrested Reena in Padappai in Kanchipuram District. Earlier, the Dindigul Police produced her before the court on August 26 and sought its permission to take her under its custody. They took her under its custody for two days to probe her involvement in arms training in Kodaikanal in 2008 along with Naveen Prasad, who was gunned down in an encounter during search operation in 2008.

Non-Violent
September 8 Gaya District of Bihar

Police seized a huge consignment of explosives being smuggled from Jharkhand under Barachatti Police Station area in the Gaya District of Bihar. SSP, Gaya Garima Mallik said that one person was arrested from the spot while two others from Koderma District in Jharkhand. She said that 10,350 detonators and 6500 gelatin sticks were recovered from their possession. An intensive interrogation of arrested rebels is on to find out whether they had any links with extremists of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 8 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from forests in the Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The rebels were arrested during a search operation by a joint team of CRPF's 168th battalion and District Police in forests of Basaguda. According to Police, the SFs reached near Putkel when they spotted three Maoists and were caught under suspicion. They admitted that they were involved in several violent activities, including loot, extortion and other incidents, in the region. The arrested rebels were identified as Venkteshwar Pujari, Erragola Laxmaiyya and Balram, natives of Putkel village.

Non-Violent
September 8 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

SFs defused a tiffin bomb recovered near Tongpal region in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The bomb disposal squad diffused the bomb while SF personnel recovered one detonator, one set of tool box, Maoist literature and other stuff from the spot.

Non-Violent
September 8 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

72 Maoist cadres and their sympathisers surrendered before the Police in Narayanpur District in the tribal Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. Among them were 62 Maoists and their 10 grass root level supporters, belonging to remote villages of Abujmarh, surrendered before Police and ITBP. Three of them were active LGS members, eight are members of Maoists' cultural wing CNM and four are Janatana Sarkar group members. Besides, 45 others were associated with the outlawed movement as Jan militia members. Narayanpur ASP, Anil Soni said the rebels themselves turned up at Kurushnar Police Station to surrender claiming being fed up with the Maoist way of life and violence and want to return to mainstream. He said one of the main reasons for Maoists surrendering was the pressure being mounted by the SFs coupled with the attractive surrender and rehabilitation policy of the State Government. He also said those surrendered would be entitled for rehabilitation as per the policy. Soni also told that some of them were involved in several incidents of murder, arson and attacks on SFs.

Non-Violent
September 8 Khammam District of Telangana

A SGS member of the CPI-Maoist, wanted in as many as 19 cases, surrendered along with his wife before the Police at Venkatapuram in Bhadrachalam division in the Khammam District of Telangana. According to Police sources, Veko Joga alias Jangu, a SGS member, of Yerrampadu in Charla mandal of Khammam District and his wife Nupa Paike, a Maoist squad member of Usoor in Bijapur District of neighbouring Chhattisgarh, gave themselves up to the Venkatapuram Police. Joga joined the CPI-Maoist around eight years ago and served as a militia member initially before being elevated as the SGS member of Khammam District in 2010. He married a fellow Maoist Nupa Paike while leading an underground life. He surrendered to the Police due to ill-health, sources said.

Non-Violent
September 8 Medak District of Telangana

Medak District’s Ordinance Factory Medak Defence Employees’ Mutually Aided Cooperative Housing Society Limited president K. Ravinder Goud has alleged that he has been receiving threat calls in the name of Sridhar Reddy claiming to be an associate of CPI-Maoist. In a memorandum submitted to the Police, Ravinder Goud said that there were about 1,200 members in the society and construction of houses was on. He said he had received a call from someone identifying himself as Sridhar Reddy of Bhongir in Nalgonda District on August 31 asking the organisation to vacate the construction site within two days or face dire consequences. He said he had received another call on September 6 threatening to kill him and urged the Police to provide him protection.

Non-Violent
September 9 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Four IEDs planted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were recovered by the SFs from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of CRPF’s 217 battalion and District Force recovered the explosives under Maraiguda Police Station limits while patrolling to ensure security to the under construction Maraiguda-Golapalli road, Sukma SP, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. SFs had launched the operation from Maraiguda towards Golapalli, and about six-kilometres away from Maraiguda, they spotted the first explosive placed in a steel container, hidden about 20 metres beneath the ground on the under-construction road in the forests. Subsequently, three more IEDs recovered close to the spot, he said. The explosives were weighed between five to 10 kilograms, he added. Later, the IEDs were destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.

Non-Violent
September 9 West Midnapore District of West Bengal

The CRPF recovered a high-intensity landmine, possibly planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, from West Midnapore District of West Bengal. According to reports, acting on a tip off, personnel of CRPF’s 165 battalion, along with CoBRA force, spotted the landmine, weighing seven kilograms, beside a road at Kushboni Forest area near Binpur under Jhargram Sub-Division limits. Later, the bomb disposal unit of the central SF rushed to the spot and defused the landmine. CRPF officials said that the Maoists had planted the mine recently.

Non-Violent
September 10 Gumla District of Jharkhand

The Police arrested six cadres of the CPI-Maoist and recovered arms and ammunition from Gumla District of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided a hideout where the Maoists were staying out of sight. SP, Chandan Jha said the extremists had been trained in and sent from neighbouring Odisha to set up a trusted network in Gumla. "I hope that peace will prevail in the area after their arrest. We have recovered four bullets, three pistols and some pamphlets from the six arrested Maoists," Jha said.

Non-Violent
September 10 Sundargarh District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Sanika Topno and Sunita Hansdah, carrying a cash reward of INR 200,000 surrendered before Rourkela Police in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The couple was the members of a group led by senior Maoist leader Samarjee alias Anmol Hembram operating in Saranda Division of neighbouring Jharkhand, sources said. Notably, the 25-year-old Sanika Topno alias Sangel Munda alias Susil hails from Langalkanta under K Balang Police Station in the District and had married 20-year-old Sunita Hansdah alias Sushari alias Mariam from West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
September 11 Gumla District of Jharkhand

A top CPI-Maoist leader Ashish Yadav alias Ashish Da was killed in an encounter with Police and Central Paramilitary Forces at Borodih village under Palkot Police Station area in the Gumla District of Jharkhand. He carried a bounty of INR 2.5 million. A SLR, with two other rifles including one American Springfield rifle was recovered from the jungle along with his body. A member of CPI-Maoist powerful BJSAC - one of the topmost Maoist units in Bihar and Jharkhand - Ashish da was the brain behind many big Maoist strikes in both the states. IG operations and Police spokesperson M S Bhatia said the operation was launched on specific inputs. "The jawans on his trail engaged him in the encounter when he started fleeing from the spot with other Maoists. The encounter continued for over 30 minutes," Bhatia said. A source said Ashish was moving to a secured place in the jungle before he was engaged in the encounter. BJSAC members - who often work to support the rebels at the ideological level and devise plans - generally move into the forests with enough troops for strike.

Violent
September 11 Ranchi, Khunti, Simdega, Gumla, West Singhbhum and other Maoist-hit Districts of Jharkhand

The first day of the statewide CPI-Maoist bandh had a mixed impact. Hundreds of passengers and commuters were left stranded in Ranchi, Khunti, Simdega, Gumla, West Singhbhum and other Maoist-hit Districts of Jharkhand. The inter-District buses remained off the roads and passengers in trouble. Police spokesperson IGP M S Bhatia said no untoward incident was reported during the bandh, called against the State Government's move to amend land laws in the state. "The market places were closed in some areas in the countryside. The bandh was peaceful," he said. In Giridih, Maoists put up banners and posters on the wall of Hatiya maidan at Madhuban, close to the Jain shrine, under Pirtand Police Station of Giridih District. The banners created fear in the people despite increased movements of the forces after the banners were spotted. "The CPI (Maoists) vehemently protested the bills regarding changes and amendments in the CNT and SPT Acts by the Raghubar Das government," the banner read.

Non-Violent
September 11 Patna District of Bihar

Police seized huge cache of arms and ammunition, including three magazines of AK-47 rifle, and arrested one person near Kurkuri Bridge under Beur Police Station in Patna District of Bihar. The arrested person has been identified as Sanjay Kumar Rai, a resident of Beur. Police said the cache, which also included 214 pieces of 7.62mm bullets and 320 bullets of 8mm bore, was probably meant for supply either to CPI-Maoist or criminals. ASP Rakesh Kumar said Sanjay was carrying the ammunition in a shoulder bag and the bullets were packed in small packets. "He told us that the consignment was being brought to Patna from Gaya. It is not immediately known the consignment was meant for whom. Cartridges of AK-47 are usually not sold in the open market. It means that the consignment was meant either for Maoists or criminals," Kumar said, adding that ATS and STF officials would also interrogate the arrested arms smuggler.

Non-Violent
September 12 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres, who were allegedly involved in setting fire on vehicles engaged in a road construction last year, were arrested from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on specific inputs, the Maoists were arrested from the forests of Rampuram village under the Bhopalpatnam Police Station area by a team of local Police, SP of Bijapur, K.L. Dhruv said. The arrested cadres, Ramesh Durgam (22), Ishtari Durgam (25), Santosh Jhadi (27), Rapur Mahesh (34) and Jhadi Satyanarayan (26), are lower rung members of the CPI-Maoist, he said. On October 25, 2015, at least 37 vehicles and machines engaged in the construction of the Bhopalpatnam-Bhadrakali-Tarlaguda road, were set ablaze by the Maoists at three different locations. The accused were allegedly part of Maoists’ squad that set afire the vehicles at a location in Bhopalpatnam, the SP said.

Non-Violent
September 12 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist ‘area commanders’ Rajesh Kharwar and Nirmal Singh Kharwar were arrested from different parts of Chhipadohar in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
September 12 Simdega District of Jharkhand

PLFI supporter Nirbahan Baraik was arrested from Simdega District of Jharkhand. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 12 Simdega and Gumla Districts of Jharkhand

The State Police has launched operations in Simdega and Gumla Districts of Jharkhand to trace 30-odd Maoists who managed to escape an encounter on September 11, in which Maoist top leader Ashish alias Ashish Yadav, was killed. Ashish, member of Maoists' powerful BJSAC, was moving through the forests with 30-odd Maoists when the CRPF and Gumla Police engaged them in an encounter in Palkot on the border of Gumla and Simdega Districts. "We will not allow the Maoists to take shelter in Simdega," said IG operations and Police spokesperson M S Bhatia.

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September 12 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Two PLFI cadres were arrested from a house in Bero on the outskirts of Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Police have recovered a pistol and one round of ammunition from Pancham Oraon (22) and Vivek Oraon (19). PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 12 Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka

The Chikkamagaluru District Police of Karnataka took into custody a suspected CPI-Maoist who was arrested in Bengaluru. The arrested has been identified as Shivakumar alias Ramesh (51), a native of Raichur. He is wanted in 24 cases registered in various Police Stations in Chikkamagaluru and other Districts. He is said to be the key organiser of the Naxal movement in the State. “We have arrested Shivakumar alias Ramesh. He is the key person in organising the Naxals in the State. He was coordinating with his counterparts in other States. We traced him to Bengaluru and have taken him into police custody for 10 days,” K. Annamalai, SP, informed.

Non-Violent
September 13 Simdega District of Jharkhand

Six PLFI cadres, who were celebrating Karma with locals in Simdega District of Jharkhand, escaped after a brief encounter with Police. As they had mingled with the crowd, Police had to restrain firing. The PLFI cadres, who came to the spot on two-wheelers, managed to flee taking advantage of this situation. SP of Simdega, Rajiv Ranjan Singh said a team of Policemen was mobilized on the basis of specific information that some extremists are coming to the area to celebrate the festival. "We wanted to catch them and a trap was laid," he added. "A few rounds were fired," said a Police officer. He added that there was a top PLFI leader among them as they rode expensive two-wheelers. The SP said operations against PLFI, which has a strong presence in Simdega, will continue. The top PLFI leader was ‘chief’ Dinesh Gope and some of his men who fled. Police pasted notices on their homes, declaring them absconders, announcing a reward of INR 2.5 million on Gope's head. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
September 14 Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka

Recently arrested CPI-Maoist leader Ramesh alias Shivakumar, now in Chikkamagaluru Police custody, has made startling revelations regarding his plans to blast Government offices in Sringeri and Koppa taluks in Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka by this month end. Until recently, no major Naxal activities except for some posters and banners were observed in the Malnad region. During interrogation, Ramesh allegedly confessed to having made preparations to conduct blasts at Government offices and execute the plan in association with his accomplices, said sources. Sources added that Ramesh, arrested in Bengaluru on September 12, had taken the responsibility of leading Naxals in the State. Police have also obtained information that only 5-6 Naxals including Vanajakshi, Mundagaru Latha, Suresh alias Pradeep and John have been operating in the State, while Vikram Gowda and B G Krishnamurthy are concentrating on Kerala. Kuppuswamy is said to have been the central committee member of South India, has been reportedly receiving information from Ramesh. According to Police, the entire Naxal activity in South India will come to a halt if Kuppuswamy is arrested. Police had planned to nab Kuppuswamy last month through his association with Ramesh but he managed to escape after a chase.

Non-Violent
September 15 Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist have floated six new front organisations in Andhra Pradesh to infiltrate mass agitations like the one for capital area farmers' rights and Bhogapuram land losers issues, according to State and Central Intelligence agencies. As guerrilla squads have weakened and their capability to carry out attacks has been almost neutralised by the Police, the extremists are focusing on front organisations. Fronts which were defunct or had become inactive have been activated. A top official of anti-Maoist intelligence said, “We have information that Maoists have floated six new front organisations on Amaravati farmers’ rights issues in land acquisition and land pooling areas. Apart from that they have also used the death of Rohith Vemula at the Hyderabad Central University to strengthen themselves under the pretext of fighting caste oppression.” “Intelligence has found that top Maoist leaders are in touch with the frontal groups. Their recruitments have come down. So they are trying to focus on universities and colleges particularly in Nellore and Ongole by raking up the issue of Rohith Vemula. At the 2015 plenary the CC decided to focus on strengthening mass agitations and have started giving more funds to front organisations.”  Earlier, most of these groups were Hyderabad centric. Now they have shifted attention to AP.

Non-Violent
September 15 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, was arrested from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Midiam Raja (28) was arrested by a joint team of SFs during a search operation in the forest under Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur, ASP, Mohit Garg said. SF personnel had launched the operation in Basaguda region, since September 14. While cordoning-off the forest close to Polampalli village, they arrested the rebel who was trying to escape, he said. Raja was allegedly involved in cases of attempt to murder.

Non-Violent
September 15 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of ITBP and District Police detected a pipe bomb that was planted by Maoists in Khandgaon Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. According to the Police, the joint team of ITBP and District Police had started from Khandgaon Police Station on a search operation. The team detected a pipe bomb planted by Maoists on the way leading to Godavari mine from Dorba. The bomb weighing about 10 kilograms was planted by Maoists was defused by BDS team, Police said.

Non-Violent
September 15 Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand

A 30-year-old suspected CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Kharsawan in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand. Police recovered a country-made pistol and Maoist literature from Karam Singh Munda. 

Non-Violent
September 15 Kalahandi District of Odisha

A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist was reportedly killed in an encounter with the Police in the Niyamgiri forests in Kalahandi District of Odisha. According to reports, the Maoist was killed during a combing operation at a location in the Niyamgiri hills under the Lanjigarh Police Station. Police recovered an INSAS rifle, a SLR rifle and two other rifles during the operation, reports said. The killed Maoist was a member of the Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali division of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
September 15 Kalahandi District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist leader Nikhil alias Niranjan Rout, who leads the Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali Division of the CPI-Maoist, was present during the exchange of fire between the Maoists and SFs in Kalahandi District of Odisha. This was stated by DIG, south-west range, S Saini. The DIG and Kalahandi, SP, Brijesh Rai said, the SOG team and District Police were combing the Phulbari forest near Katland village under Bijepur Police limits when the exchange of fire took place in which, one woman Maoist cadre was killed. Her identity is yet to be established. Nikhil managed to escape from the Maoist camp during the gun-battle, Saini said, adding that two SLR rifles, one INSAS rifle, two .303 rifles and live cartridges, 20 detonators, a tiffin bomb, electrical wires and Maoist literature were seized from the camp. Other logistic materials were also recovered from the spot. The DIG said so far seven Maoists have been killed in Kalahandi and among them, six are women cadres. So far, six Maoists have surrendered. Saini said Maoists are deploying women cadres in the first line of defence and in sentry duty and thus, the casualty of women cadres is high. While the women cadres provide cover to the Maoist group, the male cadres escape.

Violent
September 16 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA trooper was injured during an encounter with CPI-Maoist in a dense forest of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place in Karigundam forests under Chintagufa Police Station limits while a team of CoBRA 206th battalion was returning after carrying out an area domination operation in the region, SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. SFs had launched the operation from its Timilwada camp to the interiors of Chintagufa. The trooper, identified as head constable Uday Narayan, sustained bullet injury on his stomach, the SP said.

Violent
September 16 Gumla District of Jharkhand

A 30-year-old youth was reportedly beaten to death by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in Bishunpur block in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

Violent
September 16 Balangir District of Odisha

Maoist posters with mentions of six demands were found at different places at Gudighat village under Muribahal block in Balangir District of Odisha. According to information, the posters mentioned about six various demands made by Maoists of Balangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund division. The Maoist rebels have demanded that Government should give drought assistance to tribal people soon.

Non-Violent
September 16 Purulia District of West Bengal

Two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres have been arrested from the Arsha area in Purulia District of West Bengal. The Police have seized two small arms and some ammunition from the accused. Acting on a tip-off Police arrested Kabita Ghorai alias Kalpana alias Sarala (27) and Panchanan Mahato (28) from the Arsha Police Station area near the Purulia Main Road. “Two persons who were earlier associated with Maoist-related cases were arrested on Friday (September 16) evening. They were produced in court today [Saturday, September 17] and remanded to police custody for nine days,” SP of Purulia, Rupesh Kumar said.

Non-Violent
September 17 Andhra Pradesh

East Division Committee of the CPI-Maoist called upon the people to celebrate the 12th formation day of the party on September 21 and asserted that the party was strong among the people and police were doing a campaign against it. It wanted people to support the party’s armed struggle to end exploitation of the majority of the people by a small minority. In a press release, the east division committee also alleged that SP, R.D. Sharma and OSD, A. Babujee were claiming that the party had lacked support among Girijans and that Girijans had celebrated after Maoists were killed in the Palasamudram area on May 4. The party’s support among Girijans remained intact in spite of “severe police repression” and in spite of the police trying to prevent them, the Girijans raised money for death ceremony of Kudumula Venkata Ramana (Ravi). In Balapam area locals were forced to produce Aadhaar card, ration card or voter card when they purchase commodities or fertilizers for the crops they are rising, the party alleged.

Non-Violent
September 17 Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist came out in support of the separatists who are opposing the Indian Government in Pakistan. Political representative of AOBZC of the party Jaganabandhu in a press release hailed the separatists in Kashmir as “setting an example with a strong, spirited fight by combining people’s agitation with militant struggle.” In the press release, the party asked the Government to conduct a referendum, take action on the officers involved in the Burhan Wani encounter, lift house arrest of APHC leaders, etc.

Non-Violent
September 17 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

The District Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, including the head of a local outfit, during a search in Kuinar village in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. One of the arrested Maoists had a reward of INR 100,000 on him. According to Police, a team of officers did a search operation in Akabeda, Kastoormeta, Kodkanar and Kuinar jungles, in Abujhmaad. While returning, the soldiers found two suspects hidden in Kuinar jungle. They surrounded and captured them. The Maoists were identified as Nani Kunjam (40), president of local Maoist group Nana Koram, and Motu Koram (37). A large haul of guns, a two kilograms tiffin bomb and 200 meters of electrical wire was also confiscated from the Maoists.

Non-Violent
September 17 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

To protest against the killings of innocent by the Maoists, students, activists, local organizations and Bastar residents took part in 'Lalkar rally' organised in Jagdalpur city in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The protest march started from Hata ground and after passing through prominent streets culminated at the same place with large number of people joining in from neighbouring Districts. The march was convened by AGNI - an organisation spearheading anti-Maoists protest in the region for past few months.

Non-Violent
September 17 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

A 40-year-old tribal Bindeshwar Oraon was beaten up by CPI-Maoist cadres, branding him as ‘Police informer’ in Hatbal village in Hesag panchayat under Siringdag Police Station area Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The injured tribal succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the District. SP of Lohardaga, Kartik S said, Oraon was a medical practitioner and also worked for the Maoists. "Maoists used to seek his service when they fell sick. He had treated many Maoist leaders. The Maoists have killed him because they suspected his honesty," said Kartik. Lohardaga SP said that Oraon did not work for the Police. "The Maoists allegations are false. The case is being investigated. A team has been asked to find out the names of Maoists involved in his murder," he said. There are unconfirmed reports that Maoists held a jan adalat before beating him, but Lohardaga SP ruled it out. A Police officer said that Maoist leader Nakul Yadav is behind the killing.

Violent
September 17 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Gadchiroli Police arrested Ranu Usendi, Kasansur action team ‘commander’ and local organization squad member of the CPI-Maoist, from his village Javeli in Raigarh District of Maharashtra, where he had come to attend a family programme. He had joined the rebel movement in 2005. Usendi has been remanded to Police custody for five days.

Non-Violent
September 17 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Three Maoists surrendered before the District administration in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. They have been identified as Kanhu Usendi, Ankush Narote and Ramji Kawdo. The three had been involved in the movement for last several years. They were also behind many offences and sabotaging activities.

Non-Violent
September 17 Sundargarh District of Odisha

At least three members of a family involved in harbouring PLFI cadres were arrested with arms and ammunition from Khukundubahal village under Biramitrapur Police limits in Sundargarh District of Odisha. However, a group of about 10 PLFI cadres present at Khukundubahal, about 25 kilometres from Rourkela, managed to give Police the slip. SP of Sundargarh, Nikhil Kanodia said eight single barrel rifles, 41 rounds of live ammunition and 11.3 kilograms of high-end explosive in semi-solid form were recovered from the house of those arrested. He identified them as Surendra Nanda, a gram rakhi, his son Afindra and nephew Tureswar Nanda. They were providing logistic support to the PLFI group. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 17 Koraput District of Odisha

Top Maoist leader Daya of AOBZC escaped from the clutches of SOG troopers in Panasput village under Padua Police limits in Koraput District of Odisha. According to sources, an exchange of fire took place between Police and CPI-Maoist cadres for several hours in the forest. On a tip off that Daya and some Maoists of Chhattisgarh were camping in the forest, Police launched an extensive combing operation. During this time, the Maoists opened fire and the SOG troopers retaliated. The exchange of fire continued for hours after which the rebels fled from the spot leaving behind some Maoist materials, arms and ammunition. Police recovered detonators, IED bombs, gun making materials, Maoist literature and uniforms, among other things.

Violent
September 18 Banka District of Bihar

At least six CPI-Maoist cadres were suspected to be injured in a clash with Police in Hardiya Padariya jungles under Anandpur Police outpost in Banka District of Bihar. The injured Maoists managed to escape but bloodstains found at several places indicated that they were injured during the encounter, SP, Rajiv Ranjan said. Around a hundred rounds were fired from both sides during the encounter, the SP said, adding that Police destroyed a bunker of the rebels. The Police seized half a dozen detonators, 100 cartridges, 12 mobile phone sets and Naxal literature from the site.

Violent
September 18 Gumla District of Jharkhand

The 30-year-old youth who was reportedly beaten to death by suspected Maoists in Vishunpur block in Gumla District on September 16, was identified as Karma Oraon, a ward committee member. The Maoists first dragged him to a kangaroo court at Kath Thokwa and then pumped bullets into his body. SP of Gumla, Chandan Jha maintained that deceased Karma never extended any direct or indirect support to the Police. "Personal feud might have been a reason behind the killing. Probe is on and search operations have been intensified," he added. No one has been arrested in this case so far.

Non-Violent
September 18 Simdega District of Jharkhand

District Police have launched a new offensive, using posters as weapon, to offset PLFI influence in remote areas of Simdega District of Jharkhand. The Police have put up posters on the walls across rebel-hit villages, carrying pictures of notorious PLFI rebels with rewards on their heads. Also, the posters put up at key junctions and along important thoroughfares, warn villagers of dire consequences if they provide any kind of help to the rebels. Sources said the poster drive, launched on September 13, had already slammed the brakes on the movement of PLFI, a Maoist splinter group, in the area to an extent. "They can no more move about freely in the guise of villagers. The posters carry their photographs and thus, anyone can recognise them," said Police.

Non-Violent
September 18 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A female Maoist, carrying a cash reward of INR 500,000 on her head, was arrested by Police from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. “The ultra identified as Lakke alias Lakkhe (28) resident of Permapara Burgum under Aranpur police station, was rounded up on the basis of information provided by intelligence agencies,” ASP of Dantewada (Naxal operations) Gorakhnath Baghel said. According to Baghel, the arrested female Maoist was associated with the CPI-Maoist for past 14 years and had served at various Maoist key posts like ‘area committee member’/ ‘Jantana Sarkar President’ and similar other. “She was part of Naxal area committee in Malangir region and was involved in executing various major Naxal incidents and executing tribal civilians after holding ‘Jan Adalat’,” the APS said. Lakke used to provide ground support to senior Naxal leaders like members of DKSZC. She used to keep the information about the movement of Police Forces in her region and used to pass the Intel to Naxal leaders, the ASP mentioned.

Non-Violent
September 18 Koraput District of Odisha

SF personnel destroyed a camp of the CPI-Maoist, during combing operations in the forested area between Dumuriguda-Panasput-Kandra in Hatibari panchayat under Padwa Police limits of Nandapur block in Koraput District of Odisha. Acting on intelligence inputs that armed Maoists were hiding in the nearby forested area, personnel of SOG and DVF, conducted a combing operation in Panasput forest under Hatibari panchayat and have seized two walkie-talkie sets, huge quantities of explosives including detonators, medicines and Maoist literature, informed SP of Koraput, Charan Singh Meena. The rebels belonged to AOBSZC’s Koraput division of the CPI-Maoist, Meena said.

Violent
September 18 Kandhamal District of Odisha

Police busted an illegally country-made gun manufacturing unit at Pangapaju village in Kandhamal District of Odisha. Acting on a tip-off, Police raided the unit at Bindhani Sahi in Pangapaju village and arrested the two persons allegedly involved in manufacturing of firearms. The arrested persons were identified as Banchhanidhi Bindhani (45), and Rohit Bindhani (40). The manufacturing tools seized from duo included wooden butts (6) iron barrel (8), trigger (3), trigger guard (1), cutter and polish machine (1), driller (3) and several other items, said Police. "During the interrogation, we came to know they were supplying most of the country-made firearms to Nayagarh district though middlemen," said SP of Kandhamal, Pinak Mishra. On an average, they were manufacturing seven to eight country-made guns a month and supplied them to various buyers, said, OIC, Gochhapada Police Station, Mrutunjaya Pradhan. Police said they would investigate whether they have any link with the Maoists. Banchhanidhi was arrested by Police for manufacturing firearms about nine years ago and lodged in the jail for some years.

Non-Violent
September 18 Bhubaneswar of Odisha

Three days after reviewing CPI-Maoist menace at the unified command meeting in Bhubaneswar, DGP K B Singh said, the LWEs are trying to regroup in Odisha. "We still face challenge from ultras even though situation has improved a lot. Recent seizure of explosives from their hideouts in different districts indicates the Red rebels are trying to spread their activities again," Singh said.

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September 19 Banka and Jamui Districts of Bihar

Police lunched massive combing operations in Banka and Jamui Districts of Bihar, after an hour-long gun battle between the Policemen and Maoists on September 18. Sushil M. Singh Khopde, IGP, Bhagalpur range, claimed that active Policing had managed to ward off the rebel attack in Banka on September 18. "On the basis of some information a police team led by Banka SP Rajiv Ranjan along with special task force and paramilitary forces like Sashastra Seema Bal, conducted raids in the forests at Hardiya-Parariya falling under the rebel-hit Anandpur police outpost in Banka when the Maoists started firing on the police," IG Khopde said. "No one could be arrested. The most-wanted rebel leader Mantu Khaira, who was present during the encounter, too managed to escape but bloodstains suggested the rebels suffered heavy injuries in the police retaliation."

Violent
September 19 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists including those involved in murder of scribe Sai Reddy in Bijapur District of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh were arrested during an operation carried out by SFs. The Maoists arrested from the District were identified as Punem Gandhi (28), Dodi Chaitu (32), Kakem Lakhmu (28), Punem Lachhu (28) and Dodi Aytu (40), ASP of Bijapur, Mohit Garg, said, while adding that they were arrested by a joint team of CRPF’s 168th battalion and District Force from the forests of Basaguda Police Station. According to the ASP, they all are natives of Korsaguda village of Basaguda. “Gandhi, Lakhmu, Lachhu and Chaitu were involved in the murder of the journalist Sai Reddy that had happened on December 6, 2013, near Taliperu of Basaguda,” the ASP said. Another cadre Aytu, who was a Janmilitia member, was wanted in two Maoist related cases, the ASP said. Besides, they were involved in multiple offences, including murder, attempt to murder, attacks on Police party and others, he added.

Non-Violent
September 19 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Six Maoists were arrested from Narayanpur District of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh. The six Maoist militia members identified as Bhagtu Ram, Sonu Korram, Ramlal Yadav, Bulku Korram, Pohlu Korram and Raju Korram were arrested from Chhotedongar Police Station area of the District. These rebels tried to scare a composite squad of STF and District Force while it was patrolling in Toyameta forests of the region by bursting crackers. They then tried to escape from the spot but Police personnel arrested them, ASP of Narayanpur, Anil Soni, said. They were members of Kilam Janmilitia group of the CPI-Maoist and were allegedly involved in arranging meetings for their senior leader, providing meals and extending other kinds of assistance to them, he added.

Non-Violent
September 19 Delhi

An inter-state arms supplier, who has INR 100,000 bounty on his head, with links to CPI-Maoist of Jharkhand area has been arrested by the Police in Delhi. Raj Kumar Yadav, a resident of Samastipur District in Bihar, was arrested by the Crime Branch sleuths from Dwarka area of west Delhi, a Police official said. A sophisticated pistol, along with three live cartridges, was recovered from his possession. "He supplied hand-grenades to dreaded criminal Vikash Dagar to eliminate his rival Krishan Pahalwan through Harcharan Sardar. He also has contacts with the LWEs in Jharkhand area and claims to be their source of arms and ammunition," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav said.

Non-Violent
September 20 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Three LWEs were arrested from different parts of Latehar District of Jharkhand. Nishant Choubey and Bhupesh Yadav from the TPC outfit were arrested from a place under Manika Police Station limits in the District, while JJMP cadre Gopal Singh was arrested from Town area in the District. Two countrymade pistols, live cartridges and mobile phones were found on them. TPC and JJMP are both splinter groups of the CPI-Maoist. 

Non-Violent
September 20 Raipur of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a couple who were allegedly involved in 2010 Tadmetla incident in which 76 SF personnel were killed, surrendered before Chhattisgarh's SIB in Raipur. "The Naxals turned themselves in expressing their desire to lead a normal family life and at the same time cited disappointment with Maoist policy," SDGP (Anti-Naxal operations/ SIB) DM Awasthi said. Of them, a ‘section Commander’ of Naxal Military Battalion number 1, Jhitru alias Jittu (27) and his wife Sapka Pojje (23) who was also a member of the same military battalion, were key cadres of the CPI-Maoist in south Bastar, he said.

Non-Violent
September 20 Raipur of Chhattisgarh

One woman Maoist, Shyam Bati alias Laxmi (28), who was active as Sitanadi Area Committee member, was another among surrendered before Chhattisgarh's SIB in Raipur. Laxmi's husband, who was also a Maoist cadre, had recently surrendered before SIB. They all will be ensured facilities under Surrender and Rehabilitation policy of the State Government, the SDGP added.

Non-Violent
September 20 Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist couple, involved in major incidents of Naxal violence in tribal Bastar region, surrendered before Chhattisgarh Police, claiming that they were fed up with rebel way of life. SDGP (Anti-Naxal operations) Durgesh Madhav Awasthy said that Shayamvati alias Laxmi Usendi and her husband Sariyyu alias Sanjay (28), who were active in Mainpur-Nuapara region close to State's inter-State border with Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, gave up arms to return to mainstream of the society. He said the woman Maoist was the CPI-Maoist Saitanadi ‘area committee member’ while her husband was also an ‘area committee member’ and ‘commander’ of the rebel outfit.

Non-Violent
September 21 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG jawan was killed and two others were injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist in the interior forests of Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place while a joint team of DRG and District Force was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation in the forests of Mardapal Police Station area, IGP (Bastar Range), SRP Kalluri said. SFs had been conducting the operation based on specific inputs about the movement of ultras in restive Ranapal and Kudur area of Mardapal. While they were cordoning off a forest pocket close to Kudur village, a group of armed rebels opened indiscriminate fire on them, triggering a heavy exchange of gunfire, he said. According to the IGP, the Naxals are unhappy with the construction of a bridge on a river near Kudur that connects Kondagaon to Abhujmarh region (considered a Maoist bastion) and therefore they often target SFs in this area.

Violent
September 21 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA jawan, who was critically injured in an encounter with the Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh last week, succumbs to his injuries in Raipur.  Head Constable Uday Narayan Goud (41), belonging to CRPF's specialised unit CoBRA 206th battalion, succumbed this morning at Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur, a CRPF official said. The jawan had sustained bullet injuries in his stomach during the gun-battle with ultras which took place in the restive Karigundam forests under Chintagufa Police Station limits of Sukma on September 16 while they were returning after an area domination operation in the region. 

Violent
September 21 Palamau District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist kicked off a week-long campaign to mark its ‘foundation day’, urging people through posters to support them and denouncing the Government. Some of these posters, which appeared at prominent points in remote areas of Palamau District, ask the commoners to strengthen the hands of "their united front with the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army", the military wing of CPI-Maoist. The extremist group also lambasted the Government's surrender policy and advocated overthrowing the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre, where BJP president Amit Shah and UHM Rajnath Singh play important roles. The posters further say that splinter groups like TPC, PLFI, JJMP and JPC were armed criminal gangs enjoying Police patronage and they needed to be taught lesson. The Maoists vowed to eliminate SPOs in the villages. A Maoist banner was also found at Rampur panchayat Bhavan in Chainpur area of Gumla District. Following recovering of the posters, search operations have been intensified. "Presence of these posters does not confirm presence of armed Maoist squads in the area. Such posters are usually pasted by their supporters at secluded places late at night. Nonetheless, we are vigilant. Our search operations are in full swing. Everything is under control," said Palamau range DIG Vipul Shukla.

Non-Violent
September 21 Khammam District of Telangana

Venkatapuram circle Police have mounted extra vigil in villages on the forest fringe in Charla and Venkatapuram mandals in Khammam District of Telangana, as CPI-Maoist started its foundation week celebrations. The LWEs have already launched a wall poster campaign in the remote tribal pockets along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border urging people to make the foundation week celebrations a success.

Non-Violent
September 22 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two SF personnel were injured in an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a joint team of STF and District Forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation in Madded Police Station area, ASP of Bijapur, Mohit Garg said. The composite squad had launched the operation from Madded. When they reached near Gorna rivulet, the rebels detonated an IED and opened indiscriminate fire on the SFs leading to a gun-battle, he said. However, rebels soon fled the spot on finding SF personnel zeroing on them, Garg said, adding, "Two jawans sustained injuries in the explosion and were airlifted to Raipur for treatment." Those injured were assistant constable Sadanandam Dhannur and secret trooper Abhaiyya Jabba. SFs have launched a combing operation in the region to arrest the attackers, he said.

Violent
September 22 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Police recovered arms, ammunition and other items following an encounter with LWEs in Chhuikhadan region of Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. “We had received intelligence inputs about the movement of Maoists in the area bordering Maharashtra. Accordingly, an anti-insurgency operation was launched from Chhuikhadan police station,” SHO Chhuikhadan Inspector Santram Soni informed. According to the SHO, the operation was launched on September 20 and the Police force while covering Devarcha, Chatrela Kukripat villages was searching a forested hilly terrain between Budhanbhata and Kukripat villages on September 22. Around 1.30 pm, the Police party confronted Maoists in the forested patch and both sides engaged in gun battle. The intermittent firing from both sides lasted for about half-an-hour after which the rebels disappeared in the jungle, SHO Soni said. While searching the spot, Police found 315 bore rifle, 12 bore bullets, solar plates, 12 bolt battery, radio, camera flash, wireless chargers, wire, bag packs, multi-meter and other items of daily use, he said.

Violent
September 22 West Singhbhum of Jharkhand

The caretaker of Chaibasa circuit house was arrested for his links with a CPI-Maoist leader and for passing on information about VIP visits to the rebel outfit. SP of West Singhbhum of Jharkhand, Michael Raj, said, caretaker Birendra Das (35), a resident of Bhuni village in Bodam block of Patamda, was arrested after his cellphone call details record suggested he had had frequent conversations with a Maoist leader identified as Shankar Sirka, a native of neighbouring Bihar.

Non-Violent
September 23 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Vowing to ruin “Operation Green hunt”, an ongoing anti-Naxalites operation in Jhumra Hills of Bermo sub-division in Bokaro District of Jharkhand, the CPI-Maoist has urged the masses to observe its 12th ‘martyrdom week’ from September 21 to 27 to price rise, corporate loot, and conspiracy by Raghubar Government against jalzamin aur jangal in Jharkhand. Posters regarding this were being seen in Dania and Lugu-pahari areas in Gomia, Police sources said. A senior Police officer, monitoring the anti-Naxalites operations, said that these posters clearly exposed Maoist presence in different parts of the State. “As these posters were mainly found in the mining areas, transportation were likely to be affected during the week. The truck drivers may not dare venture off the highways. The dreaded rebels also take advantage and shift to safer places during the period. The Bermo police and CRPF too have great challenges ahead,” SDPO of Bermo, Raj Kumar Mehta, said.

Non-Violent
September 24 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two cadres of CPI-Maoist were gunned down in the Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. “An exchange of fire with Maoists took place in the early hours of the day in the reserve forests near Sanguel village under the Burgam police station limits. It lasted for one hour, during which our forces, comprising the DRG, District force, the CAF, retaliated promptly. After the general search of the area, two bodies of male Maoists were recovered with one 12 bore and one SBML rifle,” said a statement issued by SP of Bastar, R.N. Das and circulated by IGP of Bastar range, Shiv Ram Prasad Kalluri. The SFs also recovered explosives, detonators, pipe bombs, codex wire, backpacks, magazine pouch, battery and wires from the spot of the gunfight.

Violent
September 24 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Five persons have been abducted allegedly by the CPI-Maoist cadres from three different villages of Garu area in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Sources said that the Maoists, who are observing the ‘foundation week’ that kicked off on September 21, raided the area last night and abducted the five villagers. "We have learnt about these abductions from different sources and begun investigations. But, no one has come forward to lodge a complaint with the police so far," said ASP (Operations) Manish Bharti.

Violent
September 24 Gumla District Of Jharkhand

The Police unearthed an IED apparently planted by the Maoists to trap SFs in Kumhari forests of Vishunpur area in Gumla District Of Jharkhand. OIC of Vishunpur, Manilal Rana, said, a bomb disposal squad was expected to arrive very soon and the IED will be diffused.

Non-Violent
September 24 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three PLFI cadres, including an ‘area commander’, were arrested in Khunti District of Jharkhand. PLFI ‘area commander’ Ganpat Gope alias Ghora, and his seven-eight associates had assembled on the outskirts of Palankir village in Rania, some 50 kilometres from Khunti District headquarters. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided the village and seeing the Police the rebels opened fire. The Police retaliated and fired around 12 rounds. The rebels tried to flee taking advantage of the darkness but Ghora was caught following a hot chase. His associates, however, managed to give Police the slip. Later, during a search operation, the Police finally arrested Dhaneshwar Nag and Suresh Mahto. A 9mm pistol, cartridges, 11 mobile phones, six Sim cards, two magazines, a tablet, two backpacks and two motorcycles were found during this raid. "Ghora figures as a named accused in over a dozen criminal cases of serious nature. The criminal antecedents of the other two rebels are being verified," SP of Khunti, Anish Gupta said. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 24 Simdega District of Jharkhand

The Police arrested a PLFI cadre from Jaldega area in Simdega District of Jharkhand. He is being interrogated, SP, Rajeev Ranjan Singh, maintained. Two country-made pistols, cartridges, a mobile phone and a motorcycle were found on him. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 24 Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

A TPC ‘area commander’, Arvind Hebrom, was arrested near Budhwa Mahadev temple in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, allegedly for abducting Sudhir Tiwary, the owner of computer institute Data Pro, last month. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 24 Bokaro of Jharkhand

CRPF, IG, Sanjay Latekar, directed his men to start fresh operations against the Maoists in Jhumra, Parasnath hills and nearby zones to deliver the ultimate blow to rebels in Jharkhand. "Within the next few months, Naxalism will come to an end in these areas," Latekar said after a meeting with the commandant of the 26th Battalion, Akhilesh Singh, in Bokaro.

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September 24 Kalahandi District of Odisha

More than a week after a woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter in the forests of Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi District of Odisha; the Maoists identified her as Sangita and called a bandh in two Districts in protest against the killing. In a two-minute audio tape released by Ghumusar-Nagavalli-Bansadhara division ‘secretary’ Nikhil alias Niranjan Rout to a local news channel in Bhawanipatna, the Maoists declared that the woman Maoist was Sangita from Adikanda village of Mohana block in Gajapati District. Sangita was killed on September 15, during an exchange of fire between SOG and Maoists in Phulbari forest near Katlang village under Bijepur Police limits. Through the tape Nikhil informed that the division has called a bandh in Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts on September 29, protesting the encounter. He stated that Sangita was active in the division for the last seven years. The tape also disagreed with the statement of DIG of (South Western), S Shiny and Kalahandi SP, Brijesh Rai that Maoists were pushing woman cadres to the front to let them die.

Non-Violent
September 24 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Six Maoist aides surrendered before BSF Commandant KD Yadav at (MV)-79 in Malkangiri District of Odisha. They are four Village Committee Members, Soma Podiami, Soma Kabasi, Rama Podiami and Podia Madkami and two militia members Jaga Kabasi and Deba Kabasi, said Yadav. They are natives of Rajulkonda village under MV-79 Police limits and were providing logistic support to the rebels, he added. Later, the surrendered rebels were handed over to MV-79 Police.

Non-Violent
September 25 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A top CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs in a forested patch of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “A joint team of police personnel from Kutru police station and DRG led by SHO Yugal Kishore Naag was undertaking an anti-Naxal operation in Bedre region, SP of Bijapur, KL Dhruv said. Suddenly, a group of armed Maoists that was hiding in the jungle opened indiscriminate fire on the Police team, he said. Police forces retaliated and soon the Naxals finding themselves losing the gunfight fled from the spot, he mentioned. Later on, while searching the encounter spot, the body of a Maoist along with one 12 bore gun, two muzzle loading guns, one hand-grenade, 25-30 live rounds of ammunition of 12 Bore gun, and a huge cache of explosives and daily uses items, was recovered, the SP said. Police said the deceased has been identified as Kitta Majji alias Aaytu (26), resident of Farsegarh and member of Moist military platoon number 2 active in National Park area and the Government had declared a cash reward of INR 200,000 on his head.

Violent
September 25 Munger District of Bihar

One Anil Sharma, son of Damodar Sharma of village Dhamna under Jhajha Police Station in Munger District of Bihar, was shot dead by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres. His body, with both hands tied with a red towel, was found near a culvert. "Police found two empty cartridges near his body," said a source. Jhajha, SHO, Niraj Kumar Thakur said, some pamphlets written by the suspected Maoists were also found near the body. The killers alleged that the deceased was collecting levy in the name of Maoists and he was 'sentenced to death' for defaming the organization. "There were injury marks on his head and leg," he said. Sources said Anil was spying for police against the Maoists. "The Maoists suspected him of spying on them and killed him. To confuse the police, they wrote pamphlets accusing him of collecting levy in their name," a Police source said.

Violent
September 26 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Three top leaders of the CPI-Maoist were present in the court of Metropolitan Sessions Judge S. Sasidhar Reddy, which is the designated court for cases against Maoists in the Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, in the Gunukurayi encounter case. After the Additional Public Prosecutor K. Prudhiviraj, who is Deputy Director of Prosecution sought time for arguments in the case; the Judge has adjourned the case to September 28. The Maoists leaders produced in the court were Varanasi Subrahmanyam alias Vimal, who had studied ML in Andhra University, Marpu Venkata Ramana of Srikakulam and Aklant Rabha of Assam, while and Punendra Mukherjee of Kolkata, another accused in the case could not attend as he was sick. The case was booked after a CRPF Head Constable Anil Kumar was killed in an encounter with the then CPI-ML (PW) naxalites at Gunukurayi in G.K. Veedhi Mandal on May 28, 2008. Four PWG activists were also killed in the incident.

Non-Violent
September 26 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists ‘commanders’ were killed in a separate encounter in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. “In a stunning blow to the Naxal organisation, two commanders — Tirupati and Lokesh of the PLGA (CPI-Maoists’ military wing) Company No.6 — were killed in an encounter with the DRG in the forest of Banspal-Toinar of Narayanpur district,” said SP of Narayanpur, Abhishek Meena in a statement. The deceased Maoists were identified as Tirupati alias Akash, a resident of Madded area in Bijapur District, and Lokesh alias Ramesh, a resident of Tiraknar under Dhaurai Police Station. Drag marks and blood spots near the encounter site indicated that more than six Naxals were killed or injured in the encounter but other Naxals managed to flee with dead bodies in the forest. Weapons and other Naxal items were also recovered during the search.

Violent
September 26 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three persons were killed and four others were injured when a band of LWE group, PLFI, opened random fire at a gathering in a village in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Following the incident, the Police and the CPRF have launched a massive manhunt in the Naxal-dominated region. The Police said that the PLFI targeted people on the suspicion that they were holding a ‘peace meeting’. Villagers in Naxal-hit Districts of Khunti, Ranchi and West Singhbhum (Chaibasa) have been holding peace meetings for over a year, in which they urge people to shun violence and return to the mainstream. Officials said that, although the meeting was not a peace meeting, the attack on hapless villagers was among the biggest incidents by the LWE groups against such initiatives. Police sources said that peace meetings are usually attended by people from more than a couple of villages. The dead have been identified as Deet Munda (45), Raukan Purti (62), and Sukhram Munda (50). The four injured persons - Vikram Purti, Paku Purti, Toto Purti and Sinu Munda. SP of Khunti, Anish Gupta said: “This is clearly to spread terror. The extremist groups are losing their hold on the region and this appears to be an act of panic on their part. The villagers, prima facie, were not holding any peace meeting. We have launched a manhunt and combing operations are on.” The incident came to light when villagers of Raitorang brought the dead and the injured to the Sadar Hospital in Khunti. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
September 26 Malappuram District of Kerala

A seven-member armed CPI-Maoist cadre encountered the Police at Mundakkadavu Adivasi Colony in the Karulai forest range near Nilambur in Malappuram District of Kerala. The Police said the armed group fired at them and escaped into the forest. The Police too returned fire. But none was injured. The Police reached the Adivasi colony on a tip-off about the Maoist group’s visit to the colony. The group, consisting of six men and a woman, had conducted a class for the tribal people at the colony’s community hall. The Police said the meeting was convened by the group’s leader Soman. On seeing the Police, the armed group escaped through the back exit by making the Adivasis as human shield and shouting Maoist slogans against democracy.

Violent
September 27 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The encounter took place early this morning in the dense forest of Fulbagdi Police Station area while a joint team of security forces was out on an anti-Maoist operation," SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. Composite squad of DRG, CAF and local Police had launched the operation in the interiors of Fulbagdi, based on specific inputs, he said. About 8 kilometres away from the Police Station, an exchange of fire broke out between both the sides after rebels opened fire on SFs, the SP said, adding, rebels soon managed to flee the spot taking the cover of dense forest. "During search of the area, bodies of two male Maoists, beside a muzzle loading gun and one 315 bore gun were recovered from the spot," he added. The identity of the ultras will be ascertained once the patrol party will return to its camp, the SP said.  

Violent
September 27 Kondagaon District of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh

One Maoist was killed in Kondagaon District of Bastar region in Chhattisgarh. “An encounter took place somewhere near Khodesanar and Ahkali forest under Mardapal police station limits today morning. A joint anti-Maoist operation involving the DRG and district force led by inspector Jai Sahu and the ITBP was on in the area. The composite party had gone (to the area) on some specific input about the presence of a small group of Naxals. The group of armed Naxals opened indiscriminate fire on the security forces which retaliated in self-defence. During the search of the encounter site, a dead body of a male Maoist in the black uniform was recovered along with a 12 bore SBML rifle. Efforts are on to identify the dead Naxal,” said Santosh Singh, SP of Kondagaon, in a statement made available to media.  

Violent
September 27 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A jawan of STF was stabbed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The injured jawan was admitted to a hospital and provided medical treatment.

Violent
September 27 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists, identified as Hemla (35) and Mangal Punem (25), were arrested by a joint team of CRPF and District Force from the forest of Duwalipara village under Gangaloor Police Station limits of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The two were allegedly involved in multiple offences, including attempt to murder, triggering blast on Police party, loot and others, a Police official said.

Non-Violent
September 27 Palamu District of Jharkhand

A combine team of CRPF and District Police arrested two Maoists from a dense jungle of Kapi village near Choremariya pahar under Bishrampur Police Station in Palamu District of Jharkhand. While confirming this DSP, Heera Lal Ravi, said that the two arrested are Krishna Yadav and Brij Lal Sharma. Yadav is the brother-in-law of a hard core ‘area commander’ of Maoists outfit Ajay Yadav. DSP Ravi said CRPF and Police recovered 9 sets of black colour uniform and two back pouches. The arrests of the two were made in the anti-Naxal operation following September 25, bandh called by the Maoists in the District.

Non-Violent
September 27 Palamu District of Jharkhand

District Police arrested a Maoist who was in SBI branch at Bishrampur in Palamu District of Jharkhand, for withdrawal of money.  Confirming this DSP Ravi said this Maoist in SBI branch has been identified as Ajesh Yadav alias Baba. Ravi said this Baba was one among the Maoists who had put up locks in five houses at Koriya village. The Maoists had locked the houses forcing the inmates of the houses to flee as the Maoists believed them to be of TPC supporter. Ravi said the Maoists' locks were just thrown out and the inmates were again facilitated to live in peace in their houses. He said this Baba had taken a big lead in this locking of houses of the five. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 27 Gondia District of Maharashtra

Explosives and live detonators were seized from a Naxal hideout in a forest range near Kosambi village under Chichgarh Police Station in Deori tehsil in Gondia District of Maharashtra. Acting on a tip off, personnel from Anti-Naxal Cell, C-60 Commando Force and local Police jointly raided the hideout in a forest range near Kosambi village and seized six kilograms of explosives kept in two aluminium containers, concrete mixture, three live detonators, electric wires and iron rods, among other items, they said. According to the Police, a local resident spotted around 15 armed Naxals, five to six of them women, near Kosambi on September 26. He immediately alerted the local Police who along with personnel from Anti-Naxal Cell, C-60 and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad launched a search operation under supervision of District, SP, Dilip Bhujbal and busted the hideout. According to police, the explosives were kept by the Naxalites and were supposed to be used against the Police by the CPI-Maoist outfit. Police have registered offence under Indian Arms Act and other relevant sections of IPC against the members of Triple K Dalam which is active in Gadchiroli – Gondia Districts.

Non-Violent
September 28 Jamui District of Bihar

The ‘zonal commander’ of a CPI-Maoist outfit was arrested by the Police from a remote village under Jhajha Police Station in Jamui District of Bihar. SP of Jamui, Jayant Kant said the Maoist ‘commander’, Dhaneshwar Yadav, had gone to his native village Rajla under Jhajha Police Station a week ago after he met with an accident. On a tip-off that Dhaneshwar was admitted to a private clinic for the treatment of his injuries, a raid was conducted at the doctor's clinic by Jhajha, SDPO, BK Raut. The raiding team arrested the Maoist and also recovered three gun nozzles, three detonators, four mobile sets, four SIMS, his Suzuki bike and a LPG cylinder, said the SP and added that he used to supply explosives to his group in Jhajha from Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
September 28 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three women CPI-Maoist cadres, including a ‘commander’, were killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The face-off took place between a joint team of SF personnel and rebels in the forests of Gadiras Police Station area, SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. "We had specific inputs about presence of an armed group of Maoists near village Bade Satti in Gadiras area. So, along with CRPF's 195th battalion and CoBRA's 206th battalion, a team of local Police led by SHO, Gadiras Police Station Mohsin Khan besides two assistant commandants of paramilitaries launched a search operation in the area," he said. The SFs were approaching the interior village, when it came under heavy fire from a squad of the Maoists. The Police retaliated, killing the three extremists while the others fled following an hour long skirmish, Elesela said. During the search, bodies of the three women Maoists along with one muzzle loading gun, one country made revolver, pipe bombs, detonators and several other items were recovered from the spot, he added. "One of the killed ultras has been identified as Bade Satti LOS Commander Anju while the identity of the others is being ascertained," the SP said.

Violent
September 28 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists, who were allegedly involved in setting fire on vehicles engaged in a road construction last year, were arrested from the jungles of Kuchnur under Bhopalpatnam Police Station area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Masa Ram Michha (29), Wasam Suresh (30), Kola Mutta (38), Ramaiyya Pottam (36) and Sanjay Mandal (26), all lower-rung members of the CPI-Maoist, were arrested from the limits of Bhopalpatnam Police Station, he said. On October 25, 2015, at least 37 vehicles and machines engaged in the construction of Bhopalpatnam Bhadrakali Tarlaguda road, were set ablaze by ultras at three different locations, the official said, adding that all the five were allegedly involved in the incident.

Non-Violent
September 28 Ramgarh District of Jharkhand

A TPC cadre was arrested in Mandu in Ramgarh District of Jharkhand. TPC posters and a motorcycle were found on Mahtab Alam. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist. 

Non-Violent
September 29 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG jawan was killed and two others were injured in an IED blast triggered by Maoists in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a ROP of DRG was crossing the Karel Valley in Narayanpur Police Station area, a senior Police official said. The patrolling was being conducted to ensure security in the region ahead of a public grievances redressal camp to be held at Akabeda village fall in Abujhmadh area. Scheduled as per the demand of villagers, the redressal camp was to be attended by Narayanpur Collector and SP to hear the grievances of villagers, the official said. The SF personnel proceeded for the operation from Narayanpur District headquarters and when they reached the Karel Valley close, Maoists triggered the blast following which an exchange of fire broke out, the official said, adding that rebels soon fled into dense forest. “Assistant constable Puran Potai was killed in the blast while two others sustained minor injuries,” he added. Another Police officer said Maoist had been opposing the public grievances redressal camp.

Violent
September 29 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A lower rung CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in a dense forest of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place when a joint team of SFs was out on a search operation in Konta Police Station area, SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. Acting on specific input about the presence of armed Maoists in the forests near Neelamadgu and Velpochha villages, a composite team of personnel, comprising DRG, STF and local Police, launched a combing operation in the region, located around 500 kilometres from Raipur, he said. The SF personnel were advancing into Neelamadgu village, when they came under heavy fire from a squad of the Maoists. The Police retaliated, killing a Maoist while the others fled using forest as cover following an hour-long gun battle, he added. During search, the body of a Maoist, a muzzle loading gun and several other items were recovered from the spot, Elsela said. “The killed Maoist has been identified as Madkam Hunga, a member of Konta LOS,” he said.

Violent
September 29 Gumla District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist spokesperson of Bihar-Jharkhand regional committee Gopalji has announced state-wide a 24-hour bandh from today’s midnight in protest against the killing of top Maoist leader Ashish-da on September 10 in Gumla District of Jharkhand. In a statement the Maoist leader said that the SFs killed Ashish-da in "cold blood" after they detained him during an operation. After the bandh call SFs were put on alert and Police spokesperson M S Bhatia said, "The Maoists usually target vulnerable locations of the police and government. All important and vulnerable locations have been put under high protection."

Non-Violent
September 29 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Six suspected PLFI cadres were detained from Arki Police Station area in Khunti District of Jharkhand in the last two days, SP of Khunti, Anish Gupta said. The crackdown took place after 25 PLFI operatives fired indiscriminately on unarmed civilians during a meeting on September 26, killing three and leaving four persons injured. The PLFI men suspected it was not a Gram Sabha, but a peace meeting where people held discussions against PLFI and Maoists. "A manhunt is on in Arki and adjoining areas in search of the PLFI squad which carried out the firing. Six people are being interrogated for more information," said Gupta. Police said they would disclose the identities of the men only after their links with PLFI is established. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 29 Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts of Odisha

Protesting the death of a woman CPI-Maoist in an encounter with the SOG personnel, the Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali division of the CPI-Maoist, observed bandh in Rayagada and Kalahandi Districts of Odisha. However, the bandh passed off peacefully. ASP, Patitapaban Choudhury, said, normally Kalyansinghpur block market remains closed on Thursday and besides that, the Private Bus Owners’ Association also observed strike so there was no impact of bandh called by the outfit. But due to the Maoist bandh, even Government buses remained off the road, he added. In Bhawanipatna, the bandh had no impact. Even in the sensitive pockets like Lanjigarh, Thuamul Rampur and M Rampur where Maoists are active, there was no impact and life was normal. Police had intensified patrolling in the sensitive pockets. SP of Kalahandi, Brijesh Rai, said there was no report of any untoward incident in the District. Bansadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali Division secretary Nikhil alias Niranjan Rout had announced bandh through an audio tape released by him to a private news channel on September 24.  He had identified the woman Maoist as Sangita of Gajapati District.

Non-Violent
September 30 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, who was an expert in planting IEDs, was killed by SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place when a joint team of SF personnel was conducting an anti-Maoist operation in a forest under Maraiguda Police Station limits, SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. "The Maoist was identified as Sodi Ganga, a jan militia commander, who was a key person for planting IEDs on Maraiguda-Gollapalli road which had caused harm to our security forces several times in the past," he said.

Violent
September 30 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA jawan was injured in a pressure bomb blast, laid by Maoists, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place while a team of CoBRA's 204th battalion was carrying out patrolling under Basaguda Police Station limits, a CRPF official said. SFs were out on the operation to ensure security to Basaguda-Tarrem under-construction road, located around 450 kilometres from Raipur. While they were cordoning off a forested patch near Tarrem, a jawan inadvertently stepped over the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast that left him injured, he said.

Violent
October 1 Kanker District of Bastar division in Chhattisgarh

Suspecting three villagers to be acting as ‘Police informers’, cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted them from their home, took them to the forest and later slit their throats in Kanker District of Bastar division in Chhattisgarh. A group of nearly 20-25 armed Maoists entered Hurrapinjori village in Amabeda region and knocked on the doors of three tribal villagers. The rebels dragged them out of the house, thrashed and kicked them and took them to neighbouring village while the families pleaded Maoists to show mercy. Later, in the morning, the bodies of three villagers were found with their throats slit on the road and locals informed the Police. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Kanker, ML Motwani said that the three innocent tribals were killed as they were suspected to be ‘Police informers’. They were identified as Jain Kumar (22), Anturam Hurra (24) and Manakram Hurra (24). According to the statement given by locals, the rebels who led the group of Maoists were ‘divisional committee member’ Ramesh and Charagaon LOS ‘commander’ Sonu.

Violent
October 1 Narayanpur District in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh

As many as 13 lower rung Maoists were arrested from Narayanpur District in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were rounded up from forest of Keelam village under Chhote Dongar Police Station, said a senior Police official. Acting on specific inputs that Maoists had convened a meeting in Keelam area, joint team of STF and District Forces had launched a search operation, he said. While cordoning off the interior forests, SFs arrested 13 suspects, who later admitted to their involvement with the CPI-Maoist as lower rank cadres, he claimed. Those arrested were identified as Manher Mandavi, Manaru Mandavi, Manku Mandavi, Patturam Bhori, Mander Kashyap, Bhaniram Kashyap, Jhagdu Ram Korram, Fulder Kashyap, Ramsingh Kashyap, Sukman Korram, Budhuram Watti, Motiram Korram and Bogaram Mandavi, all militia and Jantana Sarkar-rank members. Of them, Patturam was also heading DAKMS, a frontal wing of Maoists in Keelam area, the official said, adding that he was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. They all were involved in incidents like attempt to murder, loot, arson and torching vehicles in the region, he added.

Non-Violent
October 1 East Champaran District of Bihar

Train services on Raxaul-Sitamarhi route halted for over 12 hours following recovery of an IED on the railway track near Ghorasahan railway station of the East Central Railway's Raxaul-Darbhanga section in East Champaran District of Bihar. Superintendent of Raxaul station BNP Srivastav said the IED was probably planted by the CPI-Maoist. "An alert was sounded and movement of trains suspended soon after recovery of the IED," Srivastav said. In 2010, two bogies of a goods train were blown up in an IED blast triggered by Maoists on the same track. According to railway sources, RPF officials from Raxaul rushed to the spot along with Police and BDS. The bomb was finally defused and train services resumed after thorough checking of tracks. SP of Raxaul, Jitendra Rana said a probe had been ordered into the recovery of the IED.

Non-Violent
October 1 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Joint forces arrested four PLFI cadres from forests under Murhu Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Police believe that the five would certainly lead them to the main accused involved in the killings of innocent villagers at Raiturang in Arki area in the District on September 26. The arrested cadres have been identified as Etwa Odeya, Porso Purti, Ritai Nag and Hemant Purti. Police recovered two rifles, four bullets, six mobile phones and several PLFI pamphlets from their possessions. Murhu Police Station OIC Bambam Kumar said joint forces had launched an operation in Pangura-Kewra forests post September 30 midnight. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
October 1 Malkangiri District of Odisha

The Maoists, in a desperate bid to reassert their supremacy in the cut-off areas of Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri District of Odisha, have urged the people of six panchayats to boycott the ensuing panchayat elections and strengthen the militia by joining their outfit. The LWEs had organised a large meeting at Jantri village of Andrapalli panchayat of Chitrakonda block, reports said. Asked about the incident, Subala Charan Behera, driver of a government motor launch, told OTV that he was about to finish his duty at about 5.30 PM on September 30 after anchoring the launch at Jantri when the Maoists through their messengers asked him to bring the people of five panchayats to attend their meeting. SP of Malkangiri, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said a group of Maoist cadre of AOBSZC had organised a meeting at Jantri village of Andrapalli panchayat under Chitrakonda block. Naming the meeting as anti-Police meeting, the Red Rebels had forcibly brought the villagers of six panchayats to the meeting with the help of two Government motor launches and four country boats provided by the District Administration to these six panchayats. The SP said the Maoists, who have forcibly detained the boats which are the only source of communication for the tribals in the cut-off areas, claim that they are fighting for the welfare of the poor tribals. “All these activities speak volume of their double standards”, he pointed out. The most-wanted Maoist leader Ramakrishna alias RK addressed the gathering of more than 3000 people from six panchayats of Jodamba, Badapadar, Janbai, Ralegada, Panasput and Jantri at Palaspadar village under Jantri panchayat. RK alleged that the Government has failed to ensure development on the other side of Chitrakonda reservoir even after 70 years of Independence. Other top Maoist leaders from Andhra Pradesh addressed the gathering. 

Non-Violent
October 1 Salem District of Tamil Nadu

The ‘Q’ branch Police arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre from Pallikoduthanur in Mettur town in Salem District of Tamil Nadu. S. Palanivelu (36) allegedly has a case sheet against him and was also involved in a murder case. According to sources, on a tip-off, the ‘Q’ branch Police had been watching the movement of Palanivelu for the last three months. A special operation arrested him at a park in Mettur town on October 1 evening. Pamphlets and other Maoist literature meant for distribution to the public were allegedly seized from him.

Non-Violent
October 2 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

One cadre of the CPI-Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The face-off between rebels and a joint team of SFs took place near the jungles of Chheri village, SP of Kondagaon, Santosh Singh said. A small party of Forces comprising CAF and local Police was undertaking a search operation in the interiors of Bayanar. While they were advancing into jungles of Chheri, SFs came under heavy fire from a group of Maoists to which they retaliated in self-defence, he said. However, the rebels soon escaped from the place. During search, the body of a Maoist clad in ‘uniform’, a pistol with loaded magazine and many other items were recovered from the spot, the SP said. The patrol parties have safely reached back to camps, he said adding that identity of the killed Maoist was being ascertained.

Violent
October 2 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police arrested six Maoists in a raid in Bijapur District, while 25 Maoists, including six women, surrendered before the Police and the Forests Minister in the District. The Police, in a search operation, arrested six Maoists after chasing them in a forest close to Chillamraka village in Bijapur District. Upon interrogation, it was found that they were involved in several crimes. In another incident, 25 Maoists, including six women, influenced by the state-run surrender and rehabilitation policy for Maoists, surrendered before Forests Minister Mahesh Gagda. The 25 Maoists were members of the Jan Militia group.

Non-Violent
October 2 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

One Maoist carrying an INR 500,000 reward on his head surrendered before the Police in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The cadre identified as Suresh Kumar Minj (27), who functioned as an ‘area committee member’ under Kutul area committee of Maoists turned himself in citing disappointment with the Maoist ideology and their violent activities, SP of Rajnandgaon, Prashant Agrawal said. Minj also used to look after Janatana Sarkar school wing of Maoists, he added. According to the SP, a native of Sendawadih village under Sitagaon Police Station area of Rajnandgaon, Minj had studied till Class 7 in Raigarh District of the State at his maternal grandfather's place.

Non-Violent
October 2 Malkangiri District of Odisha

One villager was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres, suspecting him to be a ‘Police informer’, at Katapali village under Maithili Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The deceased was identified as Budara Khilamali. The Maoists had slit his throat and dumped the dead body. According to sources, Maoists had taken away Budara on October 1 night to attend a Sabha. But later, his dead body was recovered by villagers from a forest. Handwritten Maoist-posters were found from the spot.

Violent
October 3 Gaya District of Bihar

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead the OIC of a Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar. DIG of Police Saurabh Kumar said three motorcycle-borne suspected Maoists fired four bullets at the OIC of Kotchi Police Station Quuam Ansari killing him on the spot. The OIC was on a morning walk when the assailants attacked him, the DIG said.

Violent

October 3

Bokaro steel city in Jharkhand

A top CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Pilpilo More, around 60 kilometres from Bokaro steel city in Jharkhand. Police said the rebel, identified as Shivlal Manjhi alias Pawan Murmu, had been keeping tabs on the movement of the forces as a part of the Maoist design to ambush security men in the jungles of Nawadih zone sometime soon. On the basis of information provided by Manjhi during interrogation, Bokaro thermal Police later recovered five gelatine sticks, one kilogram of explosives, five detonators, codex wire, Naxalite posters and literature, among others, hidden in deep jungles of Pilpilo.

Non-Violent

October 3

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Bharat Lal Singh alias Bhanu, who carried a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, surrendered in front of DGP, D.K. Pandey at the State Police headquarters in Ranchi of Jharkhand. Sources said recent "trysts with near-death situations", counselling by senior Police officers and positive changes in the life of his friend Bada Vikas, a surrendered rebel, apparently had an impact on Bhanu and prompted him to shun the path of extremism. A native of Chinia area in Garhwa District, Bhanu, also known as Bhanu Singh Kharwar, had several close shaves during encounters with the Police in the recent times. SP of Garhwa, Priyadarshi Alok said lately natives of China area were disillusioned with Bhanu due to various reasons and had decided to either kill him or get him arrested. "During community policing, I had told his parents that their son would be killed either by us or by local natives if did not surrender. About two months ago, Bhanu contacted me over telephone and said that he wanted to surrender," Alok elaborated. Bhanu was a member of Maoists' BJSAC and figured as a named accused in 18 cases of Maoist violence registered at different Police Stations of Garhwa alone. Also, several cases are pending against him at different Police Stations of Balrampur District in Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

October 3

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Member of the east division committee and first CRC of the CPI-Maoist, Marri Veera alias Leevu, and six members of the party’s militia surrendered to SP Rahul Dev Sharma in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Marri Veera (25), carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, a native of Veeravaram under Devarapalli panchayat in G.K. Veedhi mandal, had moved mostly with Maoist leader Jambri when he was in the party. Veera had lost his parents when he was 15 years old and Jambri took him into the party in 2008 and worked with the Galikonda area committee and was made member of the first CRC in 2010 and also bodyguard of a top Maoist leader Kudumula Ravi. Veera was involved in four exchanges of fire in Andhra area and three in Odisha area between 2010 and 2012 and was also involved in famine raids. The militia members were D Veranna Padal (22), K Chantibabu (29), P Ramamurthy (26), G Subba Rao (29), P Sumra (18) and L Dasarath (20), all natives of GK Veedhi mandal in the Visakhapatnam District. They helped the Maoists in logistics, mobilised people for party meetings, hanging banners and distributing pamphlets, etc.

Non-Violent

October 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, were arrested in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were arrested by a joint team of CoBRA and local Police from Kottaguda forest under Basaguda Police Station limits, SP of Bijapur, KL Dhruv, said. SFs had on October 3, launched an anti-Maoist operation to the interior villages- Pakela, Gaganpalli, Gundam, Kottaguda, Chinnagelur and Peddageular of Basaguda region of the District, he said. While they were approaching towards Kottaguda forests, three suspects who were trying to escape from the place were arrested after a short chase, he said. Those arrested were identified as Kadti Laxmaiya alias Samaiya (35), Punem Manglu (35), and Semla Pojja (21). Of them, Laxmaiya who was active as the head of DAKMS was a prominent cadre in the region, Dhruv said adding that he was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. Similarly, Manglu was tasked to collect ration from villagers for Maoists while Pojja was excel in planting IEDs, he added. Moreover, all were allegedly involved in incidents of attempt to murder and loot in the region, the SP said.  

Non-Violent

October 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 57 Maoists and 297 sympathisers surrendered before the Police in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "Altogether 57 Maoist cadres and 297 sympathisers turned themselves in before the government, police and CRPF officials at Sukma district headquarters. Seventeen of these 57 Maoists were carrying a cash reward on their heads," SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. Seventeen Maoists surrendered along with firearms, he said. "Cadres are getting increasingly fed up with violent Maoist activities and want to see development in their area," the SP said. He described the move as a good indicator in the conflict-ridden Bastar region. The Maoist supporters belong to Kerlapal, Manjhipara, Patelpara, Potampara, Borguda, Gondpalli Mosalpara, Jeerampal, Badesatti, Pandupara and other villages of the region, the SP said. According to the official, the cadres in their statements said that they decided to move away from the Maoists as they were frustrated with continuous exploitation, atrocities and violence by them. According to the figures provided by the Police, with this development, about 1,400 Maoists and their supporters have surrendered before Police in separate Districts of Bastar division so far this year.

Non-Violent

October 4

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three CPI-Maoist cadres - Hari Singh Munda, Lakhan Munda and Surjit Munda - surrendered before the Jharkhand Police in Khunti District. A 19-year-old female Maoist Sonia Munda inspired three hardcore active Maoists to quit war against the State and join the mainstream. The motivated Maoists surrendered before Jharkhand, DGP, D K Pandey. Sonia's husband is a ‘sub-zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist. Her attempts to convince him to surrender proved futile. "A resident of Arki block of Khunti district, Sonia expressed her desire to surrender,'' said SP of Khunti, Anish Gupta, adding, "our assurance of financial and social support after surrender (according to the surrender policy) made them confident about their decision to surrender." Speaking to media persons, Sonia, said, "I knew them personally because all three of them belong to the Arki block. They shared the same disillusionment. Money drives senior leaders more than ideology. The money-minded leaders have made life difficult for us". The surrender of Hari is a big loss to the Red group because he was an expert in fixing broken guns. Sukhram and Shivshankar Munda were involved in an encounter with former SSP Ranchi Prabhat Kumar in August 2015, in which one policeman was killed, and the SSP with one of his bodyguards sustained bullet injuries.

Non-Violent

October 4

Jharkhand

A full-fledged company of CRPF's women battalion will be deployed in Jharkhand in the next ten days to carry out anti-Maoist operations, CRPF, DG, K Durga Prasad said. Currently, a women battalion of the CRPF is undergoing training at Salboni in West Bengal and one company of this battalion will be deployed in Ranchi in the next ten days, said Prasad, who laid the foundation of a barrack and 317 quarters for jawans of Rapid Action Force of the 106 battalion at Sundernagar on the outskirt of Jamshedpur. The CRPF Company will be engaged in operations against LWE as well as anti-national forces in Jharkhand, Prasad said.

Statement

October 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a villager and severely injured another in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to reports, the Maoists fired at two villagers of Jantri village in the afternoon today, killing one and seriously injuring another. Notably, the duo was abducted by the Maoists two days back on October 3.

Violent

October 5

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ was killed by SFs in an encounter in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter started in the forests close to Aalparas village under Koyalibeda Police Station limits when a team of a DRG was out on an anti-Maoist operation in the region, IGP (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri said. SFs had stepped up operations in the forests on the border of Kanker and Narayanpur Districts after three villagers were killed by Maoists at Hurrapinjori village in Amabeda Police Station area of Kanker on September 30, he said. On receiving inputs about the presence of a ‘commander’-rank cadre Raju Salaam in Koyalibeda area, a squad of DRG along with local Police was dispatched from Narayanpur, the IG said. While the Police party was advancing into Aalparas forests, they were confronted by a group of Maoists leading to an encounter, Kalluri said, adding that Maoists were caught by surprise as SFs had entered inaccessible areas. The body of a Maoist, one INSAS rifle and one 315 bore rifle besides other items were recovered from the spot during searching after the gun-fight, he said. "As per preliminary reports, the dead Maoist had an olive green cap with three stars. This indicates he was a commander- rank Maoist," the IG said. SFs suspect that either the dead Maoist could be Raju Salaam, the ‘area committee secretary’ in Raoghat area, or Deepak, the ‘commander’ of company number five, he said, adding his identity is yet to be ascertained.

Violent

October 5

Latehar District of Jharkhand

A TPC cadre was arrested on the outskirts of Latehar District of Jharkhand. Cash worth INR150,000 was recovered from Shankar Prasad. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

October 6

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were injured in an exchange of fire with a Police party in G.K.Veedhi mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. A senior leader of the Maoist party, Jambri, reportedly escaped along with some others. The Police party was on its routine combing operation in the area when it came across a group of Maoists and received fire near Peddapadu and Kumkumpudi area, SP, Rahul Dev Sharma said. The Police party returned fire and later found two Maoists -- Gemmeli Narasing, a member of the Galikonda area committee with a reward of INR. 100,000 on his head, and a militia member, Muvvala Ambri, with injuries, Sharma said.

Violent

October 6

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A Police constable with Gadchiroli Police sustained splinter injury in a blast when a pressure release bomb went off near Kunjimerka-Gundjur forest in Etapalli taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The incident took place when the constable tried to dismantle a Naxalite banner strung across poles to highlight their party's appeals for supporting the countrywide bandh called on October 11 and 12. Two claymore mines were also later recovered from the spot. The incident took place shortly after a gun battle between a combined squad of Police from Jambiya Gatta sub-Police post and CRPF against CPI-Maoist cadres near Kidatola village. The armed Maoists retreated as the SFs were trying to encircle them. Sources claimed that senior officers of Jambiya Gatta sub-Police Force were tipped off regarding the presence of Maoists in the forests adjoining Kidatola village. A combined force had launched a search when the encounter and blast took place one after another.

Violent

October 6

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

In an encounter at Nargunda in Bhamragadh tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, Police and Maoists had exchanged fire before the rebels retreated.

Violent

October 6

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres set fire to the diesel engine of a coal-loaded train near Dumri Vihar station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand, disrupting rail services for hours in the CIC section of Dhanbad division. Sources said over a dozen Maoists, who are observing a ‘protest week’ from October 5 to October 11 across the nation against the Centre's anti-people and pro-capitalists policies, initially tried to blow up the tracks near the station around 12.50am. But, only two concrete sleepers placed under the rail tracks were damaged in the blast. According to a rail staff at Dumri Vihar, the armed Naxalites, in the "uniform of security forces", planted a few electronic devices below the sleepers and triggered a blast. "But, a few minutes later a goods train, coming from the Gomoh side, managed to pass through the stretch without any hassle. The Naxalites, who were standing nearby, then rushed towards another goods train, carrying coal from Barkakana to Tenughat Thermal power plant in Bokaro, which was waiting for signal about 100 metres away. The rebels dragged driver Vijay Kumar out of the cabin and set the engine on fire," he added. The Maoists also snatched away a walkie-talkie and a mobile phone from the driver, but allowed him to flee the spot. Lone guard Kundan Kumar also managed to escape.

Violent

October 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed by the SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place this evening close to Dubaiguda jungle under Awapalli Police Station limits, when a joint team of SF personnel was on an anti-Maoist operation, Bijapur SP, K L Dhruv said. Acting on specific inputs about the movement of the rebels in forest axis between Awapalli and Bijapur, a squad consisting of DRG, STF and local Police led by SHO of Awapalli Police Station, Laxman Kewat launched an operation to track them, he said. When SFs were advancing into Dubaiguda forests, they came under heavy fire from a group of Maoists that led to a gun-battle between both sides, he said. However, the rebels soon escaped from the spot on finding security the personnel zeroing in on them. During a search of the area, the body of a Naxal armed with a .303 rifle was recovered, the SP said. The Maoist was yet to be identified, Dhruv said, adding further details will be known once the Police party reaches its camp.

Violent

October 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Six hardcore Maoists surrendered before the SFs in the Naxal-affected Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists surrendered before CRPF's 229th Batallion commandant T Vishvanath. They were wanted by Police since 2005 for being engaged in various anti-national activities including planting of landmines and obstructing communication networks.

Non-Violent

October 7

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Suspected PLFI cadres set a truck on fire in Kisko in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The truck with bauxite was parked outside its owner's house. The rebels also fired some gunshots; however, no casualty took place. SP Kartik S. said involvement of any local gang couldn't be ruled out. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

October 7

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Three PLFI supporters, Achu Munda, Sukhram Odeya and Charku were arrested in Murhu and Rania in Khunti District of Jharkhand. PLFI posters and mobile phones were found on them. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

October 7

Dumka District of Jharkhand

District Police arrested three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a ‘zonal commander’ in Dumka District of Jharkhand, and also recovered huge quantity of explosive materials after clues were provided by the arrested rebels. Briefing the media, SP of Dumka, Prabhat Kumar said the ‘zonal commander’ Kanchan Yadav, belonging to Ahardih village under Narayanpur Police Station of Jamtara District, carried a reward of INR one million. Kumar had constituted three separate teams to arrest Yadav following a tip off about his activities in the rebel-hit Masalia Police Station area and was finally arrested from Jhandapahad locality near Basmatta village on October 7. Based on information provided by Yadav, Police later arrested two other rebels. A total of 64 packets of gelatine, 164 detonators INR 35,000 in cash and Naxal literatures have been recovered by the Police.

Non-Violent

October 7

Angul District of Odisha

About 25 armed CPI-Maoist cadres organised a meeting of youths at Bhurukundi village under the Purunakot Police limits in the Satkosia wildlife sanctuary in Angul District of Odisha, exhorting the youths to join their cadre. Reports said the Maoists, who came from dense forests, held a 20-minute-long meeting on the village road. They persuaded the youths to join them and offered to pay them a monthly salary INR 10,000 each. About 40 young men and women participated in the meeting out of fear of the Maoists, according to sources. The Maoists threatened to blast the village if the youths do not join their organisation. They (Maoists) retreated to the dense forests after the meeting. Earlier also, the Maoists had held a meeting in the village on October 4.

Non-Violent

October 7

Karur District of Tamil Nadu

Two suspected women CPI-Maoist cadres, who were arrested in Karur District in July, 2016, were produced before a Judicial Magistrate court in Karur District of Tamil Nadu, for remand extension. The duo, Kala (53) and Chandra (51), lodged in the Special Prison for Women in Tiruchi were taken to the Karur court amid Police escort. The Judicial Magistrate Court–I extended their remand till November 4. They were later brought back to the prison, Police sources said.

Non-Violent

October 8

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A Maoist, accused of killing Amarjeet Balihar, SP of Pakur District, has been arrested along with two of his associates in Dumka District of Jharkhand. A senior Police officer said the ultra, identified as Kanchan da alias Kanchan Yadav, was carrying INR one million cash reward on his head. He was suspected of killing Balihar and five other Policemen in Pakur District in June 2013. Kanchan and his associates were arrested in Dumka District, a Jharkhand Police press release said.

Non-Violent

October 9

Gaya District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs in Chakarbandha forest in Gaya District of Bihar, amid a state-wide bandh called by the CPI-Maoist outfit to protest what it called Police atrocities. Senior CRPF officers said in Patna that the Maoist guerrilla was gunned down during an exchange of fire at Sagarpur village close to Chakarbandha forest in Gaya District, during a combing operation in the area. One country-made rifle, live cartridges and a radio were recovered. The identity of the guerrilla, who was in black uniform, is yet to be ascertained. CRPF officers said the Police found bloodstains, which suggested that some more guerrillas may have been killed. The combing operation was launched in the wake of a state-wide bandh called by the CPI-Maoist to protest the killing of a top guerrilla leader, Ashish Ranjan alias Asheeshan, in what the CPI-Maoist outfit called a "fake" encounter in Jharkhand's Gumla District on September 11, 2016. Ashish, considered a tech-savvy explosives expert, had a reward of INR 2.5 million on his head and was a member of the special area committee, which forms the third layer in the organisation's hierarchy after the politburo and the central committee. A senior officer associated with anti-Maoist operations said an alert had been sounded across the state overt the bandh call on October 9. "We have put the police officers of Gaya, Jamui and Aurangabad in south and central Bihar on high alert," he added.

Violent

October 9

Giridih District of Jharkhand

State Police sounded general alert in the wake of a CPI-Maoist 48-hour countrywide bandh call from October 9. Reports from Giridih District of Jharkhand suggest search operations in areas bordering Bihar have been intensified. State Police were prepared to thwart any untoward incident, spokesman M.S. Bhatia said.

Non-Violent

October 9

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Fourteen CPI-Maoist cadres, including four hardcore Maoists, carrying cash rewards of various amounts on their heads, surrendered before the Police in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “Two hardcore Naxals that carried cash rewards of Rs 3 lakh (INR 300,000) on their arrest along with two others carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh (INR 100,000) each on their heads were among the Naxals giving up arms,” SP of Bijapur, KL Dhruv said. According to the Police, Maoists were impressed by the public relations drive being carried out by SFs in the Naxal-hit region. Kursum Bodi (36) resident of Rengavaya who was President of Jantana Sarkar and carried reward of INR 300,000 on her head gave up arms. Likewise, Kamlesh Poyam (26) ‘commander’ of CNM, an outfit of the CPI-Maoist who too carried reward of INR 300,000 on his arrest turned up before the Police. In the same way, Nagesh Gota (20) and Kursam Sayabi (25) both Janmilita ‘commanders’ carrying reward of INR 100,000 each gave up arms, Police said. All of them were involved in various kinds of Naxal related incidents like, murder, attempt to murder, damaging roads, firing on Police camps, arson and similar others. Cases were registered against them with Kutru, Farsegarh and Bedre Police Stations, the SP added.  They were all provided with instant financial support of INR 10,000 each.

Non-Violent

October 9

Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu

The SFs of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu decided to launch a joint operation, following specific intelligence information that CPI-Maoist had increasingly been using the forest tri-junction of the southern states as a safe haven. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held in Kochi in Ernakulam District of Kerala, in the wake of the arrest of suspected ISIS sympathisers in Kerala and the surging Maoist infiltration into South Indian States. Earlier, intelligence agencies had received information about a secret meet of the Maoists held in Wayanad on September 14, which was attended by a Maoist ‘central committee’ member who was reportedly hiding in the tri-junction area. At the high-level meeting, a specific strategy was laid out detailing the role of the security formations of each State, and modalities were worked out for preventing Maoists from hiding in the border Districts of Kerala and Karnataka, besides Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. “We received information from reliable sources that Maoists advancing North Indian states like Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh were using the tri-junction area as hideout. The infiltrating extremists include senior Maoist leaders who control regional operations. A joint action is needed, considering the possibility of Maoists crossing the border and escaping to another State when the police force of a particular state launches crackdown,” a senior officer said. However, CRPF DG, K Durga Prasad said that ever since SFs intensified their crackdown, threat from LWEs had come down in the Southern States.

Non-Violent

October 10

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres protesting against "Police atrocities" blew up a section of railway track in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The incident occurred between Jogeshwar Bihar and Tilaya stations, around 140 kilometres from Ranchi.

Violent

October 10

Palamau District of Jharkhand

Narayan Yadav (24), actively associated with the CPI-Maoist, was arrested from Lawadag in Palamau District of Jharkhand. Yadav, who was entrusted with the task of collecting information about the movement of SFs in Kalapahar where seven Policemen were killed in a landmine blast in January, was arrested when he was trying to put up posters of a two-day state-wide Maoist bandh beginning on October 10. Police have recovered Maoist literature and posters from him. Chhatarpur Police Station, OIC, Law Kumar Singh said that Narayan had been closely associated with Maoist commanders Nitesh and Ajay Yadav. "About four days ago, we had spotted him pasting bandh posters at Chhatarpur bus stand. But, he somehow escaped. He was long been on our radar," he said. The officer said that two cases, including one related to violation of Arms Act, were pending against him. "He was actively associated with CPI (Maoist) since the last four years. His elder brother Vishwanath Yadav was an active cadre of CPI (Maoist) who died during an encounter in 2010," said Singh. During interrogation, Narayan said that he had passed on details about the movement of SFs in Kalapahar to the Maoists. "Yadav was in regular touch with Maoist commander Ajay who along with Nitesh and another accomplice Mithilesh was involved in carrying out the attack," said Chhatarpur, SDPO Sanjay Kumar. The SDPO added that few days before the blast, Maoists had blown up a BSNL tower in Kalapahar. "In that incident too, Narayan had passed on vital information about police movement to Maoists," he said.

Non-Violent

October 10

Chatra District of Jharkhand

The ED has started the process of freezing bank accounts of Parmeshwar Ganjhu, a wanted TPC leader operating in Chatra District of Jharkhand, in a concentrated effort to squeeze financial resources of the rebel outfit that has been minting money through extortion and proxy contracts. Highly placed sources in the directorate revealed that the freeze order was issued to the bank concerned in that District on October 7. Parmeshwar, his wife Yashoda Devi and brother Arjun individually hold as many as eight accounts. While the rebel leader has three accounts with the Tandwa branch of Bank of India, Yashoda has two and Arjun, like his brother, three. The ED has directed the bank to provide transaction details of all these eight accounts, the source said. In addition, the directorate has rushed letters to other banks in Chatra, seeking account details of 13 other notorious TPC members, including Gopal Singh Bhokta alias Brajesh Ganjhu, Mukesh Ganjhu, Kohram, Akraman, Bindeshwar alias Bindu Ganjhu, Binod Ganjhu and Bhikhan Ganjhu. "Of these 13, we have received bank account details of some. We need the rest to choke the outfit's all financial arteries," said a senior official of the directorate. It is the first time in Jharkhand that the ED is investigating a money laundering case against a Naxalite outfit. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

October 10

Chandrapur District of Maharashtra

In a show of solidarity to Kashmiri protesters demanding the right to self-determination, the CPI-Maoist in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra called for a bandh on October 10 and 11. The Maoists have put up posters in Bhamragarh, Hemalkasa, Arewada and Hindewada area in the District, asking people to observe the two-day bandh to express their support to separatist forces in Kashmir. The Valley has been on the boil since July when HM militant Burhan Wani was killed by the SFs. This is the first time the organization has openly supported the demand of Kashmiri separatists for a resolution and their right to self-determination. Till now, they had been a prominent voice for the rights of dalits and adivasi communities in India. The organization has also voiced its support to the separatist forces in the northeastern part of the country. Intelligence agencies have been alerted about this development. Law enforcement agencies in states like Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (where the organization is reportedly quite active) are looking out for the same after the banners and pamphlets clearly mentioning their support to Kashmir protesters surfaced.

Non-Violent

October 11

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police jawan was killed - hacked to death - by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. According to information, a group of four-five unidentified ultras attacked assistant constable Lakhmu Telam (35), killing him on the spot, Bijapur ASP, Mohit Garg said. The incident took place at Nemed village market under Jangla Police Station limits, he said. A native of Vijay Nagar in Bijapur district, Telam was posted with the DRG of Police. He was on leave since October 7, the ASP said.

Violent

October 11

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Khunti Police, during a combing operation arrested PLFI ‘area commander’ Kishan Kandulna alias Bangali, and his four aides from Banbira forests in Khunti District of Jharkhand. SP, Anish Gupta said Bangali was a native of Alipurduar in north Bengal who was recently asked to lead the PLFI in the Rania-Kamdara belt and neighbouring areas of Khunti and Simdega Districts after the arrest of Ganpat Bhuiyan. "The arrests were made around 3.30am following a tip-off. Police recovered a 315-bore rifle, a double-barrel gun, an 8mm pistol and a .32 pistol, besides nine live cartridges and six mobile phones," SP Gupta added. Bangali's other associates have been identified as Dukhiya Topno of Simdega District, and Sagen Topno, Robin Topno and Kamal Lohra who are from Rania in Khunti. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

October 12

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The 85th Battalion of the CRPF recovered an IED weighing two kilograms in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The explosive is said to be planted by CPI-Maoist rebels. Later, bomb detection and disposal squad defused the IED.

Non-Violent

October 12

Simdega District of Jharkhand

A PLFI cadre using multiple aliases and facing at least two murder cases was arrested from Kolebira in Simdega District of Jharkhand, with Police recovering a pistol, cartridges and several posters and pamphlets from him. Iliyas Surin alias Bachhru alias Viscal (21), is an accused in two sensational murders reported in Kolebira in 2014. He was closely associated with several senior PLFI gunmen, including ‘zonal commander’ Jeedan Gudia, Barud Gope, Gujju Gope and Vijay Dang alias Tiger. Iliyas joined PLFI at the age of 15 that earned him the tag of "Bachhru". As his chiefs had either changed areas of operation or were caught by Police, he fled to Delhi about a year ago. He returned six months ago and joined hands with the new PLFI chief, Vijay Dang. Simdega SP, Rajeev Ranjan Singh received a tip-off about him last evening. He then formed a special team led by Kolebira OIC, Manohar Kumar, who was able to arrest him. "We have sent him to Simdega divisional jail under judicial custody. Our operations are in full swing. I sincerely urge absconder rebels to surrender and avail of the benefits of the state government's surrender policy. Or else, they would be either caught or killed," he added. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

October 12

Bolangir District of Odisha

Three CPI-Maoist posters were found in Ghamari village of Bolangir District of Odisha. In these posters, the CPI-Maoist local divisional committee has urged the people to support some demands of the Maoist rebels. In these posters Maoists have opposed the Green Hunt Operation and demanded proper irrigation to crop fields in tribal areas by constructing check dams and canals. Earlier on September 16, 2016, Maoist posters were also found at Muribahal in Titlagarh area of Bolangir District in which the Maoists have demanded ration cards for all Dalit and tribal families and closure of liquor shops in the area.

Non-Violent

October 13

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up railway tracks near Dumri Vihar of Gomia block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand, on two consecutive days of October 10 and October 11. The pamphlets found from the blast site contain a message where they condemned the State Government for amendment of the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act and for favouring capitalists. The incidents were the second and third ones in the last five days. Maoists blew up three points on the same railway track on Gomia-Barkakhana route under Dhanbad railway division of ECR. Unlike the previous two blasts, on October 11, Maoists blew up the tracks near Dumri Vihar. Apart from goods trains, short distance passenger trains like Gomoh-Choupan passenger and Barkakhana-Asansol passenger were affected due to the incident. The traffic on the route was disrupted for nearly 10 hours till a railway team reached the site and reinstalled the broken railway lines. "Maoists are targeting the rail tracks as they are public property. Mostly passenger trains ply on this route. The incident caused inconvenience to local passengers who were traveling on this route during the festive season," said Manoj Krishna Akhouri, DRM, Dhanbad railway division.

The first incident occurred on October 6, when Maoists set a railway engine on fire and blew up a railway track near Dumri Vihar railway station. On October 7, DGP, RPF, S K Bhagat along with senior Police officers had visited the site to assess the situation and a search operation was launched by the State Police. Three days later, the Maoists blew up the railway tracks again. Sources said that the blast was triggered by a Maoist squad that came from outside the District. Local Maoist ‘commander’ Santosh Da was also with them. DIG, Koylanchal, Saket Singh said a massive anti-Maoist search operation is being conducted in the jungles near Dumri Vihar. Necessary directions have been given to Police officers to avoid repetition of such incidents. The restoration work was completed by the railways in the presence of Police. Maoists who have almost lost their ground in jungles of Gomia block are trying to register their presence through such attacks, Police said.

Violent

October 14

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A ‘sub-zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist party Santosh Kumar Singh alias Santosh Bhokta surrendered before the Police in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Santosh who looked after party affairs in Simdega-Gumla area, surrendered before DGP, DK Pandey in the Police headquarters under Nai Disha - the rehabilitation programme run by the Police for bringing Maoist cadres into mainstream. Singh, a resident of Tutikel village under Kolebira Police Station of Thetaitangar block of Simdega District, was active for close to nine years and carried a cash reward of INR 500,000 on him. He also had 14 criminal charges against him in various Police Stations, Police said. In his statement, Singh said he was influenced by Manoj Nageshia squad in 2008 and joined the party under then ‘sub-zonal commander’ Debu Ji. "They (top leaders) took the money of the organization and spent it on their families," Singh said.

Non-Violent

October 15

Sheohar District of Bihar

Altogether 18 CPI-Maoist, including a woman, surrendered before Sheohar administration in the presence of 15,000 civilians at Belwa Ghat on the banks of the Bagmati in Sheohar District of Bihar. Sheohar SP, Prakash Nath Mishra said the surrendered Maoists were hardcore members of the rebel group from the times of MCC, which has now merged with CPI-Maoist. All of them surrendered without any firearms. "The Maoists were not arrested as they were already granted bail by local courts. They furnished the bail papers at the time of surrender. They would, however, be under our surveillance," Mishra said. Sheohar, around 250 kilometres north of Patna, has been badly affected by Maoism. The SP said most of the Maoists, who surrendered on Saturday, were accused in multiple cases. "We have been pursuing all Maoists in Sheohar to come to the mainstream for the past six months. It is due to our efforts that crime figures in Sheohar have come down by almost 60%. Today's surrender programme is one of the milestones of the district administration," Mishra said.

Non-Violent

October 15

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A senior CPI-Maoist leader was arrested from a weekly market of Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. According to Police, a team of DRG and District Police had started from Dhanora Police on an anti-Naxal operation. “Based on specific information received, the Police team reached a weekly market in Dhanora Police Station,” SP of Kondagaon, Santosh Singh said. While searching the market, Police rounded up Ghasia Ram Netam, who had tried to run away after seeing the Police, the SP said. Netam (26) is a resident of Chikpal, Kadenar, Kondagaon. A dagger, Naxal banner posters, medicines and other items of daily use were seized from his possession. A member of Kiskod area committee of the Naxals, Ghasia Ram had reached weekly market to procure daily use items for Naxal as well as to do recce of SFs, the SP mentioned.

Non-Violent

October 15

Nirmal District of Telangana

A bodyguard of CPI-Maoist Adilabad (united) District Committee Secretary Mylarapu Adellu alias Bhaskar, Kanthi Ravinder alias Suresh (26), surrendered to Nirmal District Police of Telangana. A resident of Laxmisagar village in Kadem mandal, he had joined the underground movement in 2014 and was a Mangi dalam member but functioned as a gunman to his brother-in-law Adellu, mostly in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. Nirmal SP, Vishnu S. Warrier said the extremist had actually joined the Maoist ranks in 2011 but had quit it soon after. He was arrested by Metpalli Police then. Ravinder was present at the July 19, 2016, encounter at Aheri in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra in which three Maoists were killed, including Athram Shobhan alias Charles, the Adilabad Divisional Committee member. He was also involved in the encounter at Lankapalli of Chhattisgarh State which took place on June 12, 2016, in which three other cadres were killed.

Non-Violent

October 15

Gautam Budh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh

A top CPI-Maoist leader from Latehar District of Jharkhand, Pradeep Singh Kharwar was arrested, along with five other accomplices from an apartment in Sector-49 Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh. The ‘area commander’ was hiding in Noida since February 2012. UP Police claimed a major attack in Delhi, NCR has been averted with the arrests. The group was arrested in a joint operation of intelligence agencies and UP-ATS. The arrested ‘commander’ had INR 500,000 reward on him and was among the most wanted, said top brass of UP Police. Pradip is a resident of Bariyatu village in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Six weapons have been recovered from them.

Non-Violent

October 16

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Suspected PLFI cadres blew up two concrete sleepers of tracks detonating IED between Khelari and McCluskieganj stations in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The tracks fall on the CIC section of Dhanbad division, which suffered three blasts in Bokaro District between October 6 – 11, during the CPI-Maoist ‘protest week’. A gangman on patrol noticed the damaged sleepers, around 8.30am. Dhanbad RPF commandant, A.N. Jha said there was no major damage to railway property. "No passenger train was affected though a goods train had to be detained for some time," he said. The Police recovered from the spot batteries and connecting wires used to trigger the explosion. "Preliminary probe suggests PLFI involvement though the area is known as a Maoist stronghold. The Ranchi Police are probing the case," Jha added. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

October 16

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A self-styled ‘area commander’ of TPC was arrested in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Dharmendra Jee alias Munilal Mahto of Hazaribagh District, a hardcore Maoist leader functioning as self-styled ‘area commander’ in Ramgarh, Hazaribagh and Ranchi, was wanted in as many as 15 cases lodged in various Police Stations of three Districts, SP, Ramgarh, M Tamilvanan said. The arrested rebel, suffering from some ailments, was waiting for a doctor at a private clinic in Ranchi when he was arrested by Ramgarh Police with the help of STF, Ranchi, Tamilvanan said. He said Mahto was active in Mandu of Ramgarh, Charhi of Hazaribagh and Ormanjhi and Sikidiri of Ranchi District and working under leadership of self-styled top ‘commander’ of TPC Kabir Jee and Dayanand Jee. TPC is a splinter group of CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

October 16

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly set ablaze a licensed country liquor manufacturing unit in Dengsu Tipidi village under Barabandha panchayat of Madanpur Rampur Police limits in Kalahandi District of Odisha. According to information, around 32 Maoists came and put the liquor-making unit and two motorbikes on fire using kerosene. They too beat up owner and employees of the unit and threatened him to stop the unit for ever.

Violent

October 16

Gautam Budh Nagar and Chandauli Districts of Uttar Pradesh

The UP-ATS claimed to have arrested four more CPI-Maoist, taking the total arrests since October 15 to 10. One of those arrested, was arrested from Chandauli District in eastern UP, while Police are looking for another person from the village. The UP Police claimed that Sunil Ravidas (30), who was arrested from Chandauli, as well as 28-year-old Ranjit Paswan and Krishna Kumar (42), arrested from Noida on October 15, were members of the splinter Maoist organisation TSPC. The absconding accused has been identified as Ramapati, also from Chandauli. While some reports said one of the arrested persons was from Latehar, the UP ATS and Jharkhand Police denied this. “None of the arrested persons is from Latehar or Jharkhand,” Latehar SP, Anup Birthare said. The ATS said the 10 accused were “experts in bomb making”, and Ravidas was “the main person”. The NIA is planning to also question the accused.

At a press conference, IG, UP ATS, Aseem Arun said that last month, the Gautam Budh Nagar District Police had received a tip-off about “suspicious activities”, from a local in the area. “An aware citizen informed that some Naxalite activities were taking place in Noida and some people are likely to carry out a big incident around Diwali. On the basis of this information, around 9 pm on October 15, a team of UP ATS and commandos surrounded a flat in Hindon Vihar in Noida Sector 49 and arrested five persons… After preliminary questioning, their associates were arrested,” said Arun. He claimed that they moved in on Saturday night after receiving information that weapons were being transported and that the men were gathering.

Investigations indicated plans for kidnapping, murder, bank and ATM robberies, the officer said. “There is a new trend. Naxals are not just looking at dominating areas, they want money. We are not experts in Bihar Naxalism, so the Intelligence Bureau team, other agencies are here.” In the five-decade history of the Maoist struggle, this would be the first instance of Naxals planning to loot an ATM. “They had taken up two flats on rent and a small shop in Noida. The shop was used to carry out property business. The nature of these operations is under investigation,” Arun added. Sources claimed one of the accused may have carried out Naxal operations under the garb of a real estate firm. 

Police claim to have recovered 125 detonators, three 32 bore pistols, one 9 mm pistol, three 315 bore country-made revolvers, more than 80 cartridges, two laptops, 13 mobile phones, cash amounting to INR 75,000, apart from four cars and a motorcycle, from the men. Arun said an INSAS rifle, “belonging to one of the forces”, and two other recovered rifles were of “very good quality”. While five of the Maoists were arrested on Saturday night from Noida, four were arrested from nearby Sadarpur area on Sunday. Ravidas was arrested from Chandauli. Apart from Ravidas, Ranjit Paswan and Krishna Kumar, Pawan Kumar Jha (25), Sunil Kumar Yadav (25), Shailendra Kumar (41), Sachin Kumar (28), Suraj (22), Ashish Saraswat (18), and Brij Kishor Tomar (22) were arrested. Six of the accused — Ravidas, Paswan, Sachin Kumar, Saraswat, Tomar and Suraj — are from UP. The others are from Bihar. Western UP, from where three of the men come, has virtually no Naxal presence.

Non-Violent

October 17 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police jawan, who was injured in a blast triggered by CPI-Maoist in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh in September, succumbs to his injuries. The Gopniya Sainik, identified as Abhaiyya Jabba (23), belonging to State Police, succumbed last evening at Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur, a Police official said. Abhaiyya and another jawan had sustained injuries in an IED blast detonated by Maoists while a joint team of SFs was out on an anti-Maoist operation in the forest of Madded Police Station area on September 22.

Non-Violent
October 17 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist carrying a reward on his head was arrested in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. "Bhadru Podiyami (25) was nabbed from a local market coming under Geedam police station area while he was procuring items of daily use for Maoists," SP of Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap said. Podiyami, allegedly active as the Area Head (President) of DAKMS, a frontal outfit of Maoists, was looking after the supply of commodities of daily use and other general items to rebels in Geedam, Tumnar and Barsoor area of Dantewada. Earlier, he was arrested in 2009 when he was working as a Jan Militia Member for the CPI-Maoist, but was released after a year, the official said, adding that Podiyami was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
October 17 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists, carrying reward of INR 100,000 each on their heads, surrendered before Dantewada SP, Kamlochan Kashyap and other Police officials at the District headquarters of Dantewada of Chhattisgarh. They have been identified as Madkam Deva (30), a member of Kerlapal (Sukma) LOS and Ganga Muchaki (30), head of DAKMS. The duo will be provided with facilities under the "Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy" of state government, the official added.

Non-Violent
October 17 Gaya District of Bihar

Anil Das, a CPI-Maoist cadre with a reward of INR 25,000 on his head, was arrested from Ati Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
October 17 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A PLFI 'area commander' and eight cadres of his squad surrendered with their arms before the Police in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The 'area commander' Lal Bihari Singh alias Lalu, who carried a reward of INR 200,000 on his head, and his trusted lieutenant Jirga Lugun also handed over their .315 rifles and cartridges to the DGP, D.K. Pandey in the presence of IG (operations), M.S. Bhatia during the event at the State Police headquarters. The other seven cadres have been identified as Ganju Lugun, Birsa Lugun, Goma Lugun, Samu Lugun, Mitu Lugun, Sado Lugun and Achu Herenj - each carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head and native of West Singhbhum District. Police said Lalu and seven of his aides were aged between 18 and 22 years while Achu Herenj was only 15. "You can see all of them are poor tribals. They were forced to take up arms at an age when they were unable to differentiate right and wrong," Pandey stressed. Most of them had joined the outfit three years ago under various compulsions. "I was a Class V student in 2013, when PLFI area commander Amar Gudia had come to my village in Bandgaon. He threatened to eliminate my entire family if I did not join his fold," Herenj, youngest among the nine, the DGP said. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
October 17 Jharkhand

Addressing the media, Jharkhand DGP D.K. Pandey said the Police department would hire 15,000 personnel next year. The recruitment will be carried out to raise two women battalions, three IRB battalions and two PVTG battalions. Also, 2,500 ASIs and equal number of associate constables will be hired. Total 33 per cent of the jobs will be reserved for women. According to the DGP, the department has worked out extensive plans to improve basic amenities in remote areas, paving the way for mobile phone connectivity, banking services, apart from education and power supply. "We have facilitated installation of 786 mobile phone towers in remote areas across the state. 125 such towers will soon provide 4G services, which will facilitate e-banking and ATM services in remote villages," he added.

Statement
October 18 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

One cadre of the CPI-Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with Security Forces (SFs) in the outskirts of a town in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "The skirmish took place in the wee hours close to Pota Cabin School under Konta police station limits leaving one Maoist dead," SP of Sukma, Indira Kalyan Elesela said. Villagers had informed Police that five to six armed men were spotted near the school in Konta town, located around 500 Kilometres away from Raipur, he said. Acting on inputs, a joint team of DF and CRPF's 217 battalion launched a search operation in the region. While they were cordoning off a patch close to the school, a gun battle broke out between the two sides, the SP said, adding that the rebels, however, fled from the spot taking the advantage of darkness and forest. During search, the body of a male Maoist beside a country- made pistol and a muzzle loading gun was recovered from the spot, Elesela said. A search is still underway. The identity of the killed ultra is yet to be ascertained, he added.

Violent
October 18 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

SFs unearthed a huge cache of gelatine sticks used to trigger IEDs from jungles of Narki in Gomia block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. Police sources said the gelatine sticks, weighing around 45 kilograms, were neatly wrapped in plastic and hidden behind bushes near Konar river. A diary and a receipt book of the CPI-Maoist's NCZC were also recovered from the spot. The Police sources said the counter-files of the receipts carried names of several persons who had been paying levy to the Maoists on a regular basis. "We had received specific intelligence on these explosive items hidden in the forests. The gelatine sticks were ferried to Narki apparently by a few villagers, who worked for the rebel out. Accordingly, a search operation was planned and executed successfully," Bokaro SP, Y.S. Ramesh said.

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October 18 Garhwa District of Jharkhand

Two cadres belonging to TPC-II, a splinter group of TPC, were arrested from Ranka in Garhwa District of Jharkhand. A pistol, cartridges and mobile phones were found on Akash Gupta and Surendra Yadav. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
October 18 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A Maoist leader, who carried a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, was arrested from Jargo village in Tamar Block in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. SSP, Kuldeep Dwivedi said Krish Munda (23), secretary of CPI-Maoist Bundu-Chandil sub-zonal area committee, was wanted in at least 11 cases registered at various thanas of Ranchi, Khunti, Seraikela-Kharsawan and East Singhbhum Districts. A resident of Baredih in Tamar, Munda is the husband of Sonia Munda (19), also a Maoist who surrendered 10 days ago.

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October 18 Simdega District of Jharkhand

Ramchandra Singh alias Ramu Ganjhu (30), one top leader of PLFI, a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, surrendered in a public function organized by the District Police in Simdega District Of Jharkhand. "He was among the key PLFI leaders responsible for the strength of the outfit in the district," said SP Rajeev Ranjan Singh. Ganjhu was motivated to join JLT, one of the 18 so-called LWE outfits in Jharkhand, by its local leaders who visited his village (Barkatoli in Bano Police Station area) for shelter and food in 2004. Later, he shifted his allegiance and joined PLFI where he served for the last six years. "After a recent mahapanchyat in the district where common people appealed to the extremists to surrender, Ganjhu decided to give up arms," said SP Singh. The family members of Ganjhu had attended the mahapanchyat and decided to encourage Ganjhu to surrender.

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October 18 Kalahandi District of Odisha

An exchange of fire took place between SF personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres at Niyamgiri forest area in Kalahandi District of Odisha. Following this, SOG and CRPF jawans launched a massive combing operation against Maoists. Earlier, the SF personnel had got intelligence inputs about presence of Ghumusar- Bansadhara-Nagavali division of CPI-Maoist members in the forest areas under Muniguda Police limits. During a combing operation, the SF personnel exchanged fire with the Maoists near Golgola and Naringbadi village area of Munikhol panchayat. Muniguda SDPO, Anant Prasad Mallick said a group of Maoists led by Bunty alias Bauri Bandhu Sethy opened fire on the SFs during combing operation. In retaliation, the SFs opened fire. However, no casualties have been reported.

Violent
October 18 Patiala of Punjab

A court acquitted Kobad Ghandy of all charges in a six-year-old case accusing him of delivering two "anti-national" speeches at Punjabi University in Patiala. Additional Sessions and District Judge Mohammad Gulzar passed the order after the case was heard on a day-to-day basis from September 27. Ghandy (66) had pleaded that he was booked for delivering the lectures in April and May 2009, when the CPI-Maoist was not banned. The organisation was banned in June 22, 2009, he had argued. Ghandy told presspersons after the acquittal that he had disassociated himself from the banned organisation. The prosecution had a list of 13 witnesses, of whom one could not be produced and was shown as untraceable. Ghandy was booked in January 2010 by the Patiala Sadar Police under sections 10, 13, 18 and 20 of the UAPA and sections 419 and 120-B of the IPC for holding meetings on the premises of the university in 2009, in an alleged bid to promote Maoist ideology. He was brought here from Cherlapally Central Jail, Telangana on September 27. The case was concluded in 20 days.

Non-Violent
October 19 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A villager was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres on the suspicion of being a 'Police informer' in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Joga Kawashi (26) hailing from Kolabkota under Tongpal Police Station limits, was done to death at Maoists' "Jan Adalat" four days after he was abducted by a group of Maoists from his house on October 15. The body of the deceased was found by villagers lying under a tree. The Maoists claimed responsibility for the killing of Kawashi through a pamphlet dropped on the spot. They warned villagers not to support SF personnel in the region.

Violent
October 19 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A 20-year-old man, allegedly working as "urban supplier" for Maoists, was arrested from a market place in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The cadre, identified as Sukhram Korram, was picked up when he was procuring items of general use for Maoists from the market in Kondagaon town, SP Santosh Singh said. The arrest came as SFs have been directed in all seven Districts of Bastar division to keep a close watch on the movement of suspects in local weekly and daily markets that serve as a good source for rebels to procure items of daily use. Korram was arrested by a team of DRG and local Police, based on a tip-off given by some surrendered rebels. "During interrogation, Korram, a native of Barsoor area in Dantewada district, confessed that he was acting as the urban supplier for rebels and had also served as member of CNM, a cultural wing of Maoists, in Maad area," the officer said. Police recovered a big knife, Maoist banners and posters, medicines and other related literature from Korram.

Non-Violent
October 19 Rohtas District in Bihar

The UP-ATS claimed to have arrested two more CPI-Maoist cadres from Bihar, following the interrogation of four Maoists who are in its custody in Noida. Last week, the UP-ATS had busted two hideouts of Maoists in Noida and arrested nine suspected Maoists. Later they arrested one more from Chandauli District of Varanasi Division. According to UP-ATS officials, they received credible information from the accused about their associates and raided a hideout in Darigaon village in Rohtas District in Bihar. They arrested Dharamveer Singh (36) and Sipahi Ram (37). The Police said they got evidences like phone call records as proof of their involvement in Maoist activities. Anoop Singh, DSP, ATS (Western UP) said that Dharamveer Singh had been involved in Maoist activities for several years. "Dharamveer had met Pawan Jha, an arrested Maoist suspect, during the wedding of his sister in Rohtas district. Dharamveer introduced Pawan Jha to other Maoist leaders and members," said the officer. Dharamveer had promised to organise the gang in Bihar while Pawan would make a base in Noida, said sources. According to Police, Dharamveer had actively been involved in Maoist activities in his region and had also brought a few others to the network. He was also planning to visit Noida. However, the UP-ATS crackdown foiled his plan. Several criminal cases are registered against him in his hometown. Sipahi Ram had also been involved in Maoist actives for several years. UP-ATS sources said that Sipahi Ram knew Krishna Kumar for nearly 20 years. Sipahi Ram was given the responsibility to arrange explosives and weapons and to transport them to the gang members hideouts in NCR, Delhi. He is the 'area commander' of the newly formed outfit, TSPC in Bihar. TSPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

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October 19 Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh

A court in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, remanded four CPI-Maoist cadres arrested from Noida in seven-day custody of UP-ATS. "The ATS has got remand of four naxals from today to October 26. The remand was granted by CJM, Gautam Buddha Nagar on the application moved by ATS on October 17," a senior Police official said. The Maoists, who were taken in remand included Ranjit Paswan, Krishan Kumar, Pawan Kumar Jha and Ashish Saraswat, he said. Averting a major Maoist attack in the national capital and its neighbourhood, the UP-ATS had on October 16 arrested a gang of rebels arresting 10 of them, including a self-styled 'area commander', and recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition. The LWEs were adept at making bombs and were planning some incidents in the Delhi-NCR region, IG, UP-ATS, Aseem Arun said. Nine Maoists were arrested from Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi, while one from Chandauli District of Varanasi Division.

Non-Violent
October 20 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were arrested in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists, identified as Kuldhar Salaam (27), carrying reward of INR 10,000, and Subbaram Korram (48), were arrested by a joint team of SFs during a search operation in Dhaudai Police Station area, a senior Police official said. Acting on inputs about the movement of rebels, the composite squad of ITBP and District Force had launched the combing operation towards Maraskol, Sulenga and Kokpad villages of the region, he said. When the troopers were advancing through jungles between Maraskol and Sulenga, they spotted two suspects who later admitted to their involvement with the CPI-Maoist as lower-rung members, during interrogation. While Salaam was active as a member of Maraskol CNM, a cultural wing of Maoists, Korram was working with Temrugaon Janatana Sarkar squad of the rebels. The duo was suspected to be involved in the incidents of attacks on Police party and murder, the official said.

Non-Violent
October 20 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists, including a woman cadre, surrendered before the BSF and the Police in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists surrendered before CRPF's 229th Batallion commandant T Vishvanath. They were wanted by Police since 2005 for being engaged in various anti-national activities, including planting of landmines and obstructing communication networks.

Non-Violent
October 20 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a road roller machine and assaulted three persons including two employees at Banchatra village under Gomia Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. SP, Y S Ramesh said that around six Maoists, flaunting firearms and in Police uniform, arrived at the village and assaulted three persons including two employees of the company and set ablaze a road roller machine. Ramesh said a search operation was launched but the rebels managed to elude so far. The company was carrying out road construction work of 21 kilometres road between Banchatra to Baya Kapsassthan Jharna under Gomia block. The incident was believed to exert pressure on the contractor for payment of levy.

Violent
October 20 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Police recovered explosives from trucks that were seized in Gaychanda under Jaridih Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The containers were opened in the presence of a magistrate deputed by the administration. The drivers of the trucks, bearing registration number of West Bengal, managed to flee from the spot. The incident came to light when the chowkidar of Gaychanda, Suresh Singh, was stabbed by Kalewar Singh, who was extorting money from the truck drivers. Later villagers informed Police about the incident and the two trucks carrying explosives. DSP, Ajay Kumar said that the Police though lodged FIR on complaint of Suresh and arrested Kalewar, they waited for magistrate deployment for opening the containers. "Today the containers were opened. Of the two trucks, explosives were recovered in one of the containers". There were four boxes inside the container, each of which had nine packets of explosives. These explosives were manufactured in Black Diamond Explosives Private Limited, situated in Burdwan in West Bengal. DSP said that investigation is being carried to identify the person who was transporting the explosives.

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October 20 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Food supplies for contingent of CPI-Maoist led by Polit Bureau member Arvind was seized by Police in Baresarn area in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Latehar SP, Anoop Birtharey said the food supplies were bought from Mahuadarnd market and were being sent to Pipal Dhaab in Chhattisgarh, located at the foothill of Burha Pahar, and which falls in two states- Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Three people were arrested in connection with the case.

Non-Violent
October 21 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

At least 15 cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were active in Mardoom and Darba areas of the District and have many cases registered against them in different Police Stations.

Non-Violent
October 22 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

One CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an encounter raged on between Police Forces and the LWEs in a forested patch of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "The encounter took place in the limits of Awapalli Police Station on Saturday afternoon in which a Maoist was killed," SP of Bijapur, KL Dhruv informed. According to Dhruv, a joint team of SF personnel consisting of DRG and District Police had started on an anti-Maoist operation from Awapalli Police Station limits. They confronted armed Maoists in the jungles near Munga village and both sides engaged in gun fight. After intermittent firing the Maoists fled away into the core jungle area, Dhruv added. While searching the region, body of a male Maoist clad in Maoist uniform was spotted, SP Dhruv said while adding that the identity of killed Maoist was yet to be ascertained. The items recovered from the encounter spot includes a 303 knot rifle, Country made single barrel rifle, ammunition of AK-47 and other guns, Galantine gel explosive - 50 kilograms, Electric detonator, Cordex wire - 400 feet, IED including Tiffin bomb, Pressure Cooker and other items of daily use.

Violent
October 22 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Seven Maoists including a top female Maoist carrying cash reward of INR 100,000 on her head was arrested from Farsegarh Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "Bujji Vedja was a LGS member of Naxal national park area committee and was involved in killing of 4 police personnel that had happened at Kutur in 2015," SP, Dhruv said. The other six Maoists arrested, are lower cadre members and were wanted in connection with incidents like damaging roads, public property and similar action. The team of CAF and District Police arrested them from the jungles of Chunchkuta and Talmendri, he added.

Non-Violent
October 22 Latehar District of Jharkhand

In a joint search operation, Police and CRPF personnel recovered 16 IEDs together weighing around 50 kilograms besides one regular 303 rifle, two country made guns, 327 rounds of ammunition and bullets of AK-47 in Serendag area in Latehar District of Jharkhand. SP of Latehar, Anoop Birtharey said SFs also recovered a ten meter red banner of the CPI-Maoist. The recovered articles, which were kept in steel containers were dug out, said the SP.

Non-Violent
October 22 Kerala-Tamil Nadu

A huge flex board displaying images of 32 suspected CPI-Maoist cadres and seeking the cooperation of public in arresting them, has been erected by Police and Forest Department, at a check post on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu Border. The board was put up in the wake of reports of infiltration of suspected Maoists, who held a secret meeting in a village in Kerala, near the Tamil Nadu Border last month, they said. Police and Forest Department officials put up the board to enable the public to identify the Maoists, who include a few women, and to pass on information they might have, they added.

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October 23 Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Government said that it was ready to hold a dialogue with Naxals under the purview of democracy and constitution. "Mutual dialogue is the foundation of democracy. The State Government is ready for talk with any side, including the CPI-Maoist, to solve the Naxal issue. "Government's doors for talks with Naxals are always open provided that the dialogue must be under the purview of democracy and constitution," State's Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra said in a statement. The Minister said CM Raman Singh had already said many times in past that the Government is ready for peace talk with Naxals if they shun violence and arms. Moreover, the CM had also said that the Government was ready to embrace Naxals, who want to surrender and join the mainstream, Paikra said.

Statement
October 24 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Eighteen CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with a combined team of AP and Odisha Police near Jantri in Malkangiri District of Odisha, in the AOB area. According to AP Police, two constables of Greyhounds, an elite anti-Maoist force, were injured in the encounter that occurred during a routine combing operation being jointly carried out by Police of both the States at Ramgurha in Malkangiri District of Odisha. "The operation spot comes under Chitrakonda police limits of Malkangiri. The joint operation was carried out in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda close to Andhra Pradesh border. We seized some weapons from the Maoists," ADG, (intelligence) of Odisha Arun Sarangi said. Sarangi said the blueprint of the operation was finalized two days ago. "We had tip-off about movement of the Maoists in the cut-off area. We informed the Andhra Pradesh police for assistance," Sarangi said, adding "The bodies will be brought to Chitrakonda for identification and post-mortem." The face-off between the SF personnel and the Maoists lasted for about an hour. The rebels were said to be resting after a meeting when the encounter took place. Police have recovered four AK-47 rifles from the scene of the encounter. AP Director General of Andhra Police Nanduri Sambasiva Rao said combing operation was still continuing as there was information that there were some more Maoists roaming in the region. Sources said that top Maoist leaders like Gajarla Ravi alias Uday, Bengal Sudhir, Anil, RK alias Saketh's son Munna, Bakuri Venkata Ramana alias Ganesh and others were in the area at the time of the encounter.

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October 24 Chhattisgarh

A day after the Chhattisgarh Government announced that they are open for dialogue with the Naxals, 18 Maoists surrendered in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The Police statement confirmed that 18 Maoists, including two women have voluntarily surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Kanker. They also laid down big numbers of ammunition including an Indian Small Arms System rifle, a self-loading rifle, four 303 rifles, four 12-bore guns and five other loaded rifles. "Government's doors for talks with Naxals are always open provided that the dialogue must be under the purview of democracy and constitution," State's Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra had said. Those who surrendered include Military Company Number 5 Member Sarita Dugga, Platoon 25 'Commander' Sonsai Korram, Hindur Jan Militia Platoon 'commander' Karru Dugga, Partapur Area Committee Platoon 5 'deputy commander' Sobhi Dugga and Rowghat Area Committee Member Rajbatti Dhruv.

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October 24 Raipur District of Chhattisgarh A CPI-Maoist couple, disappointed with the 'empty' Maoist ideology, surrendered before intelligence wing of Chhattisgarh Police at SIB headquarters in Raipur District. The duo was identified as Berta Bheema alias Bhimaal and his wife Sito alias Jamli, natives of Bijapur District. While Bheema was active as 'deputy commander' of military platoon 2 in the National Park Area committee of Maoists, Sito was working as 'section deputy commander' in the same wing, ASP (SIB), Lal Umed Singh said. After getting associated with the CPI-Maoist in 2005 as a member of Bhairamgarh (Bijapur) LOS, Bheema worked in different capacities with the banned outfit. He was instrumental in executing several deadly attacks on SFs in the region, the ASP said. According to the officer, he was allegedly involved in the 2010 attack in Dhaudai area of Narayanpur District, wherein 26 Police personnel were killed. He also admitted to his involvement in the 2008 Maoist ambush in Badgaon area of Kanker District that claimed the life of a Policeman. Similarly, Sito was an important cadre of the wing as she was providing medical treatment to injured Maoist cadres, Singh said. Non-Violent
October 25 Gaya District of Bihar Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before Police in Gaya District of Bihar. SSP, Garima Malik, said that self-proclaimed 'sub-zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist, Lobhi Paswan aka Jyoti Ji and two other Naxalites surrendered before the Police. Lobhi Paswan, wanted in number of subversive activities, is a resident of Mangraur village under Konch Police Station area in the District. The two other cadres were identified as self-proclaimed 'area commander's of the CPI-Maoist, Nand Kishore Ram aka Nand Ram and Brijbhushan Ravidas aka Bhushan Ji. They surrendered before the Police with a country-made pistol, other firearms and a few live cartridges. Non-Violent
October 25 Ranchi District of Jharkhand A CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal commander', who carried a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, surrendered before DGP, D.K. Pandey at the state Police headquarters in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. A native of Balumath area of Latehar District, Baleshwar Oraon was a close aide of former Maoist 'zonal commander' Bada Vikas, who gave up arms on July 14, and figured as a named accused in at least 10 cases of Naxalite violence. Pandey welcomed Oraon into social mainstream and handed him an INR 500,000 cheque and INR 50,000 in cash. "The Maoists have lost the support of their cadres as well as common people. This is the 109th surrender under Operation Nai Disha. I sincerely urge other rebels to give up arms and avail the benefits of this policy. We will show them a new direction," Pandey said in his address at the event. Non-Violent
October 25 Malkangiri District of Odisha

SF personnel recovered bodies of four more Maoists killed during a joint operation by AP-Odisha Police in Bejing jungle between Ramgarh and Panasput in Malkangiri District of Odisha on October 24. The total number Maoists killed in the joint Police operation rose to 28. One AP Greyhound commando Mohammed Abu Bakar was also killed in the exchange of fire while one more commando was also injured.

The Police had seized 20 firearms, which includes four AK47 rifles, 10 numbers of .303 rifles, three SLR rifles, two INSAS rifle, four SBBL guns, one laptop and INR 216,000 from the spot. By late evening, the police party recovered about 50 kit bags and a large quantity of Maoist literature. The Maoists were reportedly holding a plenary session, which was to be attended by 'central committee member' Akkiraju Haragopal aka Ramakrishna aka RK. There were between 50 to 60 Maoists, when the encounter took place.

Among those killed were Bakuri Venkata Ramana Murthy alias Ganesh alias Prasad alias Ramireddy, 'official spokesman' of AOBSZC and 'secretary' of east division unit of the party; Chemella Krishnaiah alias Bhaskar alias Daya, 'secretary' of the Koraput-Srikakulam 'joint division' of the AOBSZC; Gamelli Kesava Rao alias Birsu, 'area commander' of First CRC and 'divisional committee secretary' of the Koraput-Srikakulam 'division'; Anna Parthi Dasu alias Madhu (50), member of the inner protection team around Bakuri Venkata Ramana Murthy and 'divisional committee member' (DCM), technical team of West Godavari; Geddam Suvarnaraju alias Kiran (38), brother-in-law of Madhu; Prabhakar Kapukka alias PKM alias Devendra, DCM; Latha alias Jyothi alias Padma, DCM and wife of Dubashi Shankar alias Mahendra, SZCM, of the Hyderabad area; Rajesh alias Bimal, 'area commander' of First CRC and DCM from Chhattisgarh; Mamata alias Banajalas Nirmala alias Boddu Kundanalu Maru (DCM of Third CRC of the party and wife of Suresh, SZCM of the Srikakulam area); Yamalapalli Simhachalam alias Murali alias Krishna alias Hari, key member of Central Committee member RK's protection team and DCM of the Vizianagaram District; Kameswari alias Swarna alias Swaroopa alias Ricky, part of cadre supply team and DCM of Pedabayalu; Kilo Sita alias Swetha, part of cadre supply team and ACM of Pedabayalu; Budri, woman bodyguard of RK's inner protection team and ACM from Chhattisgarh; and key members in RK's security cordon, Munna alias Akkiraju Prithvi alias Shivaji (27), an ACM of Malkangiri's cut-off area LGS, and Raino alias Sunil alias Jalmuri Srinu Babu, DCM of Third CRC of the party. Ganesh and Daya carried a reward of INR two million each.

Violent
October 25 Malkangiri District of Odisha

SF personnel recovered bodies of four more Maoists killed during a joint operation by AP-Odisha Police in Bejing jungle between Ramgarh and Panasput in Malkangiri District of Odisha on October 24. The total number Maoists killed in the joint Police operation rose to 28. One AP Greyhound commando Mohammed Abu Bakar was also killed in the exchange of fire while one more commando was also injured.

The Police had seized 20 firearms, which includes four AK47 rifles, 10 numbers of .303 rifles, three SLR rifles, two INSAS rifle, four SBBL guns, one laptop and INR 216,000 from the spot. By late evening, the police party recovered about 50 kit bags and a large quantity of Maoist literature. The Maoists were reportedly holding a plenary session, which was to be attended by 'central committee member' Akkiraju Haragopal aka Ramakrishna aka RK. There were between 50 to 60 Maoists, when the encounter took place.

Among those killed were Bakuri Venkata Ramana Murthy alias Ganesh alias Prasad alias Ramireddy, 'official spokesman' of AOBSZC and 'secretary' of east division unit of the party; Chemella Krishnaiah alias Bhaskar alias Daya, 'secretary' of the Koraput-Srikakulam 'joint division' of the AOBSZC; Gamelli Kesava Rao alias Birsu, 'area commander' of First CRC and 'divisional committee secretary' of the Koraput-Srikakulam 'division'; Anna Parthi Dasu alias Madhu (50), member of the inner protection team around Bakuri Venkata Ramana Murthy and 'divisional committee member' (DCM), technical team of West Godavari; Geddam Suvarnaraju alias Kiran (38), brother-in-law of Madhu; Prabhakar Kapukka alias PKM alias Devendra, DCM; Latha alias Jyothi alias Padma, DCM and wife of Dubashi Shankar alias Mahendra, SZCM, of the Hyderabad area; Rajesh alias Bimal, 'area commander' of First CRC and DCM from Chhattisgarh; Mamata alias Banajalas Nirmala alias Boddu Kundanalu Maru (DCM of Third CRC of the party and wife of Suresh, SZCM of the Srikakulam area); Yamalapalli Simhachalam alias Murali alias Krishna alias Hari, key member of Central Committee member RK's protection team and DCM of the Vizianagaram District; Kameswari alias Swarna alias Swaroopa alias Ricky, part of cadre supply team and DCM of Pedabayalu; Kilo Sita alias Swetha, part of cadre supply team and ACM of Pedabayalu; Budri, woman bodyguard of RK's inner protection team and ACM from Chhattisgarh; and key members in RK's security cordon, Munna alias Akkiraju Prithvi alias Shivaji (27), an ACM of Malkangiri's cut-off area LGS, and Raino alias Sunil alias Jalmuri Srinu Babu, DCM of Third CRC of the party. Ganesh and Daya carried a reward of INR two million each.

Violent
October 25 Kalahandi District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly abducted a group of villagers from Kalahandi District of Odisha in connection with an encounter that had taken place last month. Police later recovered one body. Police sources said the Maoists had forcibly taken eight villagers, including five from Katlang village under Bijepur Police limits, two from Salpang village and one from Karli village under Bhawanipatna Sadar Police limits. One body has been recovered, and the deceased has been identified as Chena Harijan of Katlang. Harijan's throat was found to have been slit by a sharp weapon. The fate of the other abducted persons is yet to be ascertained. Suspecting the role of villagers in tipping off Police about their movements last month which led to an encounter at Bijapur area on September 15, Maoists abducted a few of them, including a village guard of Salpang, the Police claimed. Kalahandi, SP, Brijesh Rai said anti-Maoist forces have rushed to the spot but there has been no further information.

Violent
October 26 Andhra Pradesh

Two days after a major strike by the elite forces in the AOB area, in which 28 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed, the Andhra Pradesh State Committee of the CPI-Maoist has termed it a "fake encounter" and threatened to take "revenge" against Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his son Lokesh. In a press release sent to the media and signed by CPI-Maoist Andhra Pradesh State committee official spokesman Shyam, the Maoists said the AOB encounter was a major covert operation, in which 6,000 Police personnel were used. He alleged that Police utilised the services of some covert operatives to lace the food served to the Maoists with sedatives, and gunned down the leaders and dalam members after they fell unconscious. In the five-page release, the Maoists said they would also eliminate former Naxalites who joined hands with the Police.

Statement
October 26 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A female CPI-Maoist cadre carrying reward of INR 100,000 on her head was killed during an encounter between Maoists and SFs in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "The deceased woman Naxal was identified as Rukmi, a member of Bodhghat LOS of Maoists. She was gunned down in the exchange of fire with a joint team of security forces in a forested patch of Chhote Dongar police station area," SP of Narayanpur, Abhishek Meena, said. Based on a tip-off, separate joint teams of STF, DRG and District Force from Narayanpur and its neighbouring Kondagaon District had launched an anti-Maoist operation in Chhote Dongar area of the District, he said. While SFs were advancing through forests between Kilam and Becha villages, a group of Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on them following which they retaliated leading to the death of a female Maoist cadre, he added. During searching of the spot, body of the female cadre clad in 'uniform', along with a 12 bore gun and its live cartridges were recovered, he said.

Violent
October 26 Chhattisgarh/Maharashtra/Madhya Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist is reportedly working on a plan to create a new 'guerrilla zone' along the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border region as an "extension" to its current stronghold of Bastar, Naxal documents seized by SFs in a rebel camp have disclosed. The proposed new 'red zone' would support Maoists' twin strategy of providing escape route to rebels in the face of intensifying counterinsurgency measures in Bastar in Chhattisgarh and reclaim it by engaging the troopers in the proposed "extended" 'guerrilla zone', the seized Naxal documents have revealed. "The Naxal documents detailing the strategy on forming a new 'guerrilla zone' as extended 'red zone' of Bastar along border regions of three adjoining states has been recovered along with explosives during a raid on a Maoist camp in Chhuikhadan forest along the border region of Rajnandgaon District in Chhattisgarh and Balaghat District in MP," sources in SIB said. The proposed new 'guerrilla zone', nestled in Satpura hill range, is spread over eight Districts in three States of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and MP. It will facilitate CPI-Maoist to expand its base towards north and east of Bastar. Of the eight Districts, Maoists have already established their base in Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh, Balaghat in MP and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. The reds are on their way to expand to other border Districts of Kawardha and Mungeli in Chhattisgarh, Mandla and Dindori in MP and Gondia in Maharashtra. The new 'guerrilla zone' would function under the DKSZC, the most powerful entity of CPI-Maoist in India, an unnamed counterinsurgency officer said quoting the Naxal documents.

Non-Violent
October 26 Kalahandi District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres have allegedly killed another villager by slitting his throat in Salapanga village under Sadar block in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The Maoists reportedly killed Lalu Harijan, suspecting him to be a 'Police informer'. This is the second incident in the District when a villager has been allegedly killed by Maoists on suspicion of being a 'Police informer'.

Violent
October 27 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Two more CPI-Maoist were shot dead in the Chitrakonda forest area of Malkangiri District of Odisha, taking the rebel toll to 30 in the third encounter in as many days. The SF personnel ran into a group of Maoists in the dense forest of Chitrakonda during the ongoing combing operations and warned the latter to surrender. However, the rebels opened fire in a bid to escape, Visakhapatnam (rural) SP, Rahul Dev Sharma said. The exchange of fire continued for about 20 minutes. When the guns fell silent, the Police found two bodies. "Their photos would be released shortly. The police are willing to help injured Maoists get medical treatment if they are willing to surrender," Sharma said.

Violent
October 27 Malkangiri District of Odisha

If completed on time, the under construction bridge over river Gurupriya would to a good extent solve connectivity and by extension LWE problems in the cut-off area in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The work for the 910-metre bridge connecting Janbai North with Janbai South, which was started in 2015 at an estimated cost of INR 172.58 crore is expected to be completed by 2018. "Around Rs 71 crores has already been spent on the project and we are hopeful of completing it within the scheduled time," said Arun Kumar Sahu, executive engineer of PWD, Malkangiri.

Non-Violent
October 28 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two jawans of the CoBRA battalion were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred when a team of CoBRA's 204th battalion was carrying out a search operation in Basaguda Police Station area, said a CRPF official. "Security forces were out for the operation since morning to the interiors of Basaguda, located around 450 kms away from here (Raipur). While they were cordoning off a forested patch near Sankanpalli, about 8 kms away from Basaguda, two jawans inadvertently stepped over a pressure IED connection, triggering the blast that left them injured," he said. Constable Kishore Behera is critically injured whereas the other constable Nandan of the battalion has sustained minor injuries, the official said.

Violent
October 28 Dumka District of Jharkhand

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Amjhari Mode in Dumka District of Jharkhand, with INR 400,000 in cash which they had collected as 'levy'. The arrested Maoists have been identified as Dinesh Kumar Mandal and his associate Ravindra Kumar Mandal. According to the Police the duos had collected the levy for Maoist 'commander' Jagdish Da alias Mota alias Mochu but were arrested before they could deliver the money.

Non-Violent
October 28 Simdega District of Jharkhand

Three commanders of PLFI, a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, surrendered in Simdega District of Jharkhand. The surrendered cadres are identified as 'zonal commander' Maheshwar Singh alias Mahesh Singh (32), from Bano area of the District led his aides - 'area commander' Siyon Topno alias Yadav (18), and dasta member Pooran Yadav alias Babu (20). "They surrendered in a function attended by dozens of locals. The way they laid down arms in the public was a strong message, having great impact, to the people and the extremists," said Simdega, SP, Rajeev Ranjan Singh.

Non-Violent
October 28 Simdega District of Jharkhand

Mahesh Singh (23), Tarop gram pradhan, was arrested for having links with PLFI chief Dinesh Gope, from Simdega District of Jharkhand. Live 5.5mm INSAS rifle cartridges, belonging to PLFI chief Gope was recovered from the house of Mahesh. SP off Simdega, Rajeev Ranjan Singh said Mahesh confessed to have close association with Gope, who carries a reward of INR 2.5 million on his head. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
October 28 Malappuram District of Kerala

CPI-Maoist cadres operating the Nilambur area in Malappuram District of Kerala have issued warnings to those who are `acting as `informers' of the Police and other intelligence agencies'. This was disclosed in the first issue of Chenkad, (Red Forest), the official mouthpiece of the Nadukani squad of the CPI-Maoist. According to the publication the PLGS had warned one Kochu Ravi, who allegedly gather information for the Police and spread lies about the Maoist movement among the tribals living in the Pattakkarimbu colony.

Non-Violent
October 28 Odisha

In an audio tape released to the media in Odisha, the CPI-Maoist claimed that Ramakrishna alias RK is missing since the October 24 encounter at Malkangiri, where 28 of their cadres were gunned down, and he could be in Police custody. "Top Maoist cadre Ramakrishna is missing and he could be in police custody," CPI-Maoist, East Division Committee, 'secretary' Kailash said in the audio tape. In the audio tape the Chief Ministers of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh were blamed for the killing of the 28 Maoists. Kailas said the Maoists haven't weakened and will continue to fight. He also alleged that Operation Green Hunt is being conducted for the benefit of industrialists and mining mafias. RK, a central committee member of the outfit, who was last sighted at Jantri in the cut-off area of Malkangiri District on October 1. He had addressed a public meeting, and asked people to boycott the ensuing three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha.

Non-Violent
October 29 Odisha/ Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana/ Chhattisgarh / Maharashtra

The CPI-Maoist has called for bandh in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra on November 3 to protest against the Malkangiri encounter in which 30 Maoists were killed. In a statement issued by Maoist's Central Committee, Pratap, a self-styled spokesperson, has given the bandh call in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The Maoist organisation also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central Government, along with Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Government's, were favouring Bauxite mining in the tribal area against the will of the locals. Yesterday, in an audio tape, CPI-Maoist East Division Committee 'secretary' Kailash held the Chief Ministers of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh responsible for the encounter.

Non-Violent
October 30 Malkangiri District of Odisha

As many as 12 unclaimed bodies of Maoists who died during October 24 - 27, 2016, Chitrakonda anti-Naxal operations were buried by Police. While the rest 16 bodies have been handed over to their kin after verification, it said. It is to be noted that 30 LWEs lost their lives during a joint operation by some 200 SF personnel including Andhra Pradesh's Greyhounds, Odisha Police, SOGs, DVF, in the cut off area of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha along the AOB.

Non-Violent

October 31

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a farmer associated with the Youth Congress at Punjo Sona Toli under Ghaghra Police Station area in Gumla District of Jharkhand. The victim was identified as Sugambar Oraon (42). His bullet-riddled body was found half a kilometre from his residence. While his wife Birso Devi lodged an FIR against unknown persons, Police recovered a pamphlet near his body, where the deceased was labelled an informer of splinter Naxalite group and CPI-Maoist's rival JJMP. "Around eight to nine armed men, suspected to be operatives of CPI (Maoist), abducted Oraon from his residence, took him about half a kilometre away and rained bullets on his head and ribs. According to reports, some local residents had rushed to his rescue, but stepped back when the rebels threatened them," said Ghaghra OIC Rajendra Rajak.

Violent

October 31

Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Rebels, identifying themselves as belonging to JPC, shot dead two villagers busy in gambling at Kusumba village in Katkamdag block in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. Around 20 villagers were gambling under a tree when they found themselves surrounded by around 25 uniformed men with guns. The men identified themselves as JPC rebels and asked the villagers to hand over their mobile phones. They also beat up a few with lathis. "The men called out the names of Rupesh Yadav (36) and Degan Tuti (40), asking them to step forward out. Both were beaten up and shot dead," said Harinath Yadav, brother of Rupesh, who was at the scene. Katkamdag OIC Samir Tirkey visited the spot. "The reasons behind the murders are still not clear. JPC was involved in the crime," he said. JPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

October 31

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Gadchiroli Police announced the surrender of five most-wanted CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, who carried a total reward of INR1.2 million on their head. They have been identified as Karan alias Dursa Peka Narote (23), with a reward of INR 400,000; Pravin alias Vilas Devaji Kolha (23); Darju Kulle Usendi (23); Raiji Nalgu Kaatvo (30); and the sole woman Maoist Sharda alias Reena Vatte Pungati (20) — each carrying a reward of INR 200,000, said SP, Abhinav Deshmukh. Narote was an active Maoist since June 2008 and served with Gatta Dalam and since December 2010 was with Platoon No 14. Kolha joined the Kasansoor Dalam in 2012 and was involved in encounters of Kundum and Dobeguda besides other serious subversive activities. Usendi was a part-timer Maoist with Kasansoor Dalam since 2015 and did not take part in any major criminal acts. Kaatvo served as a part-time member with the Kaknoor Dalam since 2002 and was involved in the Vachhaghat encounters, vandalising the revenue department's offices in Agmeta, one murder and several other acts of subversion. The sole woman Maoist who surrendered, Sharda had joined the Gatta Dalam in November 2012. She took part in a bloody encounter with SFs in Kucher.

Non-Violent

October 31

West Midnapore District of West Bengal

State ‘commander’ of Kishore Sangha and close associate of top CPI-Maoist leader Kishenji, top Maoist leader Kamalesh Mahato, surrendered before the Police in Jhargram in West Midnapore District of West Bengal. The hardcore Maoist surrendered their arms and ammunitions, which included an AK-47, two 9mm pistol and 4 round 9mm bullet. The Police are further trying to find 50 other Maoists, who have been trained by Maoist Kamlesh Mahato.

Non-Violent

October 31

Sundargarh District of Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre surrendered before the Rourkela Police and 19 Batallion of CRPF in Sundargarh District of Odisha. She was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on her head. According to sources, Palo Honhanga alias Bharati (42), a resident of Baliba village in West Singbhum District of Jharkhand, had been inducted in the cadre by a woman Maoist, Rekha, forcibly in 2012.  She was working in the Kolhan area of Chaibasa, Jharkhand. She left the outfit after getting disillusioned with the Maoist ideology as the ultras exploit women, minors and innocent tribal people in their activities and force them to join the outfit. Her daughter Sapna alias Muni had earlier surrendered before the Rourkela Police in September 2015.

Non-Violent

November 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A Constable of District Police has been allegedly abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. “Constable Kalmu Hidma was abducted near Puswada village while he was on way to CRPF camp at Puswada,” ASP of Sukma, Jitendra Shukla, said. According to ASP, Shukla, Hidma was originally posted in Polampalli Police Station but later he was attached with CRPF camp at Puswada for operational purposes. Hidma had gone to Polampalli to celebrate Diwali along with his family. However, before leaving the camp, he had not informed officials, the ASP said. On October 31, while he was heading back to the camp on his bike, he was intercepted by Maoists about one-and-half kilometres before Puswada. Since then, he had been missing, Shukla said while adding that the Hidma’s bike had been recovered.

Violent

November 1

Andhra Pradesh

Stating that there was no truth in the reports appearing in a section of the media that CPI-Maoist leader Ramakrishna alias RK was in the custody of the Police, Andhra Pradesh State Home Minister N. Chinarajappa, made it clear that combing operations were a continuous process. Briefing the media at the TDP office in Kakinada in East Godavari District, Rajappa said that some media organisations were carrying false reports about the encounter on the AOB.

Statement

November 2

Kalahandi District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed Jayant Majhi, a former Sarpanch, by slitting his throat near Sapachanchala under the Bijepur Police limits in Kalahandi District of Odisha. According to sources, Jayant was the former Sarpanch of Trilochanpur Panchayat.

Violent

November 2

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra

Security has been tightened in southern Odisha Districts, including Kandhamal, Boudh and Gajapati for the 24-hour bandh called by the Maoists in five States, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra on November 3, to protest against the Malkangiri encounter in which 30 Maoists were killed. Anti-Maoist camps, security establishments in Maoists-affected Districts have been alerted while combing operations and patrolling have been intensified. The State Police Intelligence wing has been directed to keep a strict vigil on the situation to avert any violence by Maoists as reliable sources said the rebels from neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh are trying to enter Kandhamal and Malkangiri Districts.

Non-Violent

November 2

Andhra Pradesh

AP Police informed the Hyderabad High Court that joint teams of AP and Odisha Police had to "fire in self-defence", which resulted in the death of 24 Maoists in Malkangiri District of Odisha area on October 24. AP Police, which filed a reply in the High Court, in response to a PIL submitted by Civil Liberties Committee, said that the incident of firing took place outside of the territory of AP, in Odisha. In the reply, Visakhapatnam Rural District SP, Rahul Dev Sharma, said that on October 24, they got information about the presence of Maoists in the AOB and Police parties of Odisha and AP reached the forest area of 'Ramagurah'. "On seeing the police parties, the Maoists, who were armed with latest automatic weapons, opened fire on the police parties resulting in injuries to two Greyhound Commandos, and one of them died. Despite the police calling upon the Maoists to surrender, they did not pay heed to the warning and continued firing, constraining the police parties to retaliate by counter-firing in self-defence," the SP said. As a result of this firing incident, some Maoists died and some more escaped. The incident was reported at Chitrakonda Police Station of Malkangiri District and a case was registered, which is under investigation by the Odisha Police. On ascertaining from the Chitrakonda Police, it was revealed that they found 24 bodies at the scene of offence (13 men and 11 women), the SP added. Civil rights activists had earlier moved the high court and filed a PIL seeking a thorough judicial probe into the incident. Advocate V Raghunath, on behalf of Civil Liberties Committee, had filed the litigation and demanded registration of murder cases against the AP Police. Seeking dismissal of the petition, Sharma said in the reply, "Police have not violated the law and the incident of firing has taken place in Odisha and is being investigated into. The writ petition seems to have been filed by twisting the facts of a legitimate joint-combing exercise and the counter-firing in self-defence." The court posted the matter for further hearing to November 8.

Non-Violent

November 3

Nawada District of Bihar

A group of 200 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a construction company site at Kharaundha station in Nawada District of Bihar, and set ablaze four vehicles including two SUVs. The Maoists abducted four persons, which included three contractors named Vinod Yadav, Kailash Yadav and Sanjay Singh, and a driver, Shamshad. They were released after they ensured a payment of 10 per cent of the project cost.

Violent

November 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

As many as nine cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, in the midst of a bandh called by the LWEs to protest against the recent ‘encounter’ on the AOB. Fed-up with harsh forest life and hollow Maoist ideology, the rebels turned themselves in before Bijapur SP, KL Dhruv, Bijapur ASP, Mohit Garg, said. Those surrendered were identified as Wacham Biju (20), Sitaram Bhaskar (26), Lalu (30), Ashok Wacham (20), Ramendra Wacham (18), Tikedvar Wacham (20), Mangal (19), Munna Oyami (25), Bomda Poya (25), he said. Biju, who was active as ‘deputy commander’ in the military platoon number 13 under Bhairamgarh area committee of Maoists was involved in several deadly Maoist attacks, including killing of three Police jawans in Jappemarka in 2015, the ASP said. The equally dreaded Bhaskar, an LOS member in Mirtur area, was also instrumental in carrying out attacks on Police party, he said. While Biju was carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, INR 100,000 was announced for the arrest of Bhaskar, he added. 

Non-Violent

November 3

Giridih District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres blasted the house of a former Maoist Uday Mahto of Pirtand block in Giridih District of Jharkhand, and also set a rest room on fire in the same locality under the Pirtand Police Station in the District. According to reports, suspected Maoists numbering 120 cadres raided the house of ex-Maoist Mahto near Bhirangi Mor in Madhubhan area and triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the house of Mahto, who recently surrendered before the Police. They also set the rest house on fire in the same locality, the Police said, adding, nobody was present in the two houses during the incident. Both the families were residing elsewhere following threats from Naxalites. No person has been injured in the blast. Giridih, SP, Akhilesh B. Varrier, who confirmed no casualty took place, said Maoists tried to terrorise their colleagues mulling the surrender option and harmed the Parasnath Action Plan by blowing up the under-construction shed meant for poor palki-bearers.

Violent

November 3

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered two landmines blast near Hatamuniguda in Rayagada District of Odisha. Being informed, the Muniguda Police with the sniffer dog rushed the spot to diffuse the explosives. However, when the dog detected the landmine, it exploded injuring the animal. Maoist posters were found pasted on trees near the spot. Protesting the anti-Maoist operation near the AOB in cutoff Chitrakonda area, in which 30 Maoists were killed, the CPI-Maoist Central Committee observed the bandh in five States, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Odisha. While bus service came to a grinding halt in Malkangiri, plying of Government-run buses in Koraput and Rayagada remained off. The situation was similar in Kandhamal District. The Maoists blocked the Baliguda-Muniguda route by dumping felled trees on the road near Kurtamagarh in G Udayagiri, sources said.

Violent

November 3

Bhupalpally District of Telangana

As many as 57 posters allegedly by CPI-Maoist activists were found pitched on Warangal-Bhopalpatnam National Highway 163 in Bhupalpally District of Telangana. The finding of so many posters on the road side at Vijayapur colony near Kothapalli in Venkatapur mandal created sensation in the wake of the bandh called by Maoists on the day condemning the recent Malkangiri encounter that took place on AOB. After informed by a villager, the Police recovered the posters. The content of the posters was not known as they were reportedly written in Chhattisgarhi, a language spoken in Chhattisgarh. The impact of Maoists’ bandh was felt in agency areas like Wazedu, Venkatapur, Kataram and others, while the situation in the areas like Bhupalpally and Mulug remained normal. Heavy bandobast was made across the District in view of the bandh. TDF leaders and RDF president P Varavara Rao extended support to the Maoist bandh. However, the bandh passed off peacefully without any untoward incidents.  

Non-Violent

November 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two powerful IEDs allegedly planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres were recovered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The IEDs packed in steel containers were seized between Tarrem and Basaguda under Basaguda Police Station limits, a CRPF official said. The two IEDs weighed around seven kilograms and five kilograms, he said.

Non-Violent

November 4

Odisha

Our primary goal is to free the entire state from the grip of the CPI-Maoist, says Odisha, DGP, K B Singh. In an interview with the Telegraph, he said, “We have been successful to some extent. We have the required manpower, but we need more forces to intensify our operations. At present, we have 18 battalions of paramilitary forces. We have urged the central government to send two more battalions.” Further, answering to the question on cannabis cultivation turning into a major source of funding for the Maoists, he replied, “The area under cannabis cultivation has been reduced to a great extent. Crime branch has undertaken a number of drives with the help of satellite imageries and local inputs. Now, ganja cultivation is confined to Angul, Boudh, Kandhamal and some parts of Ganjam district.”

Statement

November 4

Khammam District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist put up wall posters condemning the ‘Mission-2016’, the alleged anti-Maoist campaign being conducted by the SFs in the Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh, at Chelimala village in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. The incident comes close on the heels of the bandh observed by the Maoists in five States including Telangana on November 3, in protest against the ‘encounter’ in Odisha. A bunch of wall posters, written in Hindi language, in the name of CPI-Maoist, South Bastar division committee, reportedly surfaced on the outskirts of Chelimala village situated near Taliperu medium irrigation project in the Agency mandal of Charla in the wee hours. The rebels, through the posters, alleged that the BJP Government at the Centre, TDP Government in Andhra Pradesh and the BJD regime in Odisha were trying to handover the mineral wealth of bauxite in the forest areas to the big multi-national companies. Condemning the recent encounter in Odisha, the rebels said that the people’s struggle will be further intensified to defeat the ‘Mission 2016’.

Non-Violent

November 4

Andhra Pradesh

Top CPI-Maoist leader Ramakrishna aka RK’s wife informed the Hyderabad HC, that her husband was “safe,” and sought the court’s permission to withdraw the habeas corpus petition she had filed earlier in this regard. “We informed the High Court that Ramakrishna is safe and said we got information last night that he is safe. We requested the court to permit us to withdraw the habeas corpus which is posted after two weeks,” Kandula Sirisha told the court through her counsel V. Raghunath. Following the Police action on the Maoists in AOB on October 24, in which 24 Maoists were killed, doubts were expressed by the wife of RK, and relatives and party comrades that he might be in Police custody.

Non-Violent

November 5

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Armed CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a man at Naamgaon village of the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. “The deceased was identified as Shyam Nath Baghel, a resident of Naamgaon village under Umakoli Panchayat at the border of Darbha and Tongpal police stations,” ASP, Sukma, Jitendra Shukla, said. According to Police, the residents of Naamgaon were against the Naxal ideology and did not support the guerrillas. “It was the lone village in the region, which had its own local security group against the red-rebels,” the ASP said while adding that in past residents of the village had actively taken part in the anti-naxal demonstrations. On the intervening night of Friday and Saturday around 8 pm an armed group of Naxals reached the village and stormed in the house of Shyam Lal Baghel, the ASP informed. They pulled out Baghel and killed him while warning the locals not to engage in anti-naxal movement.

Violent

November 5

Chhattisgarh

UHM Rajnath Singh reiterated his commitment to strongly back up Chhattisgarh in its fight against Naxal menace and asserted that leftist militants have to give up violence. “Maoists have no future in India, they have to abandon the path of violence otherwise they will have to,’’ the UHM Singh warned the Leftist insurgents while addressing the glittering the fife-day concluding ceremony of ‘Rajyotsav-2016’ at Naya Raipur. He felicitated 18 individuals and two institutions with `Rajya Alankaran’ at the function. Singh lavished praise on CM Raman Singh for carrying out excellent development works in Chhattisgarh. Earlier, CM Raman Singh while remembering former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee said that formation of Chhattisgarh has ensured the speedy development of this region. “Today we are gaining success on Naxal front and we are able to develop the Naxal-hit areas. This has been made possible only with the greater help extended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh,” the Chhattisgarh CM remarked in his speech. He also thanked the union home minister for sanctioning Bastar Battalion and assured that the battalion will be raised within a period of 6 months.

Statement

November 6

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

One Police official was killed by suspected Maoists in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. ASI, Narbad Boga (54), was killed near Chirchari village under Baghnadi Police Station limits on Raipur-Nagpur National Highway. Boga and two other Policemen had been sent there from Baghnadi after a report of road accident on the Highway was received. Two motorcycle-borne men fired on them and fled inside the forest. "While Boga sustained two bullet injuries in the incident, other two jawans escaped unhurt,”, a senior Police official said.

Violent

November 6

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF jawan was seriously injured in a pressure bomb explosion allegedly triggered by Maoists, in the dense forest of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. “The incident took place this afternoon (Sunday) when a team of paramilitary personnel was out on area domination operation in Jagargunda police station area,” a senior Police official said. The blast occurred when a jawan stepped on the pressure IED connection while SFs were cordoning off a forested patch at Rajpenta between Narsapuram and Jagargunda villages, about 450 kilometres away from Raipur, the official said. “Head Constable Kamal Dev of CRPF’s 74th battalion sustained serious injuries,” he said.

Violent

November 6 Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand

Maoist cadres set on fire four equipments engaged in road construction at Hesakocha village in Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand. Chandil SDPO, Sandeep Bhagat said the cadres have set on fire a tractor, a water tank, a mixture machine and a road roller last evening and the Maoist squad led by Maharaj Pramanik, which is active in the area, is suspected to be behind it. The demand of levy by the rebels was suspected to be reason behind the incident, he said adding a massive search has been launched in Hesakocha jungle by SF personnel.

Violent
November 7 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Suspected Naxalites set ablaze four road construction machineries in Khunti District of Jharkhand. PLFI cadres assaulted labourers and set on fire one excavator, one dumper, one tipping kit and a truck after chasing away the labourers at Bamahni village in Khunti District today afternoon, SP, Anish Gupta said. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent
November 7 Khunti District of Jharkhand

Four PLFI cadres, who were arrested from near Lohajmi village in Khunti District of Jharkhand on November 6, were remanded in judicial custody even as Police continued search for one of their associates who managed to flee during the last night raid. Sources said a joint team of CRPF and District Police personnel rounded up the four during a search operation launched following a tip-off on movement of suspected rebels in forests along the bank of Karo river in Tapkara area. After a hot chase, the security men arrested Prasanna Gudia, Ruben Gudia, Manoj Gudia and Susrihit Bodra from the village, some 40 kilometres from Khunti District headquarters. A gun, cartridges, mobile phones and PLFI literature were found on them. Another rebel Sanjeevan Topno alias Disco, however, gave the Police the slip in the darkness of the night. "The police have intensified search to nab Sanjeevan," Khunti SP, Anish Gupta said. He added the four had revealed some information about the outfit and the Police were verifying their claims. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
November 7 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Malkangiri Police in Odisha took a 20-year-old woman CPI-Maoist, identified as Dhanumati belonging to the cut o