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Incidents and Statements involving CPI-Maoist: 2017

Date
Place
Incident
Nature of incident

January 2

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Several Naxal groups in Jharkhand were reported to have incurred losses to the tune of INR 800 million said a top Police officer at Ranchi District. The Naxal groups are desperate ever since the Narendra Modi-led Government had decided to demonetize INR 500 and 1000 currency notes from the midnight of November 8, 2016, which had an adverse impact on the activities of Naxal groups in the State, said the ADG, Jharkhand, R K Mallick. Quoting an intelligence report, he added, at least INR 800 million cash of the Naxal groups has thus been destroyed due to demonetisation. The Naxal outfits have weakened as their major economic system was destroyed post-demonetisation, which prompted the Naxals to indulge in looting cash in desperation, going against the Maoist ideology, Mallick claimed. However, the State Police was prepared to foil all their nefarious design, he said.

Non-Violent

January 2

Palakkad District of Kerala

Police have received evidence that the CPI-Maoist, with the support of tribal people, took control of forest land, along Kerala and Tamil Nadu border, by cutting down hundreds of trees. A series of video clip, released by Police, show that the armed CPI-Maoist and tribal people are jointly removing trees in forest and installing CPI-Maoist flag in the area. Police suspect that the area shown in the video is Agali forest region of Palakkad District. According to Police, the visuals were recovered from the digital documents that were seized after the recent Police encounter with CPI-Maoist in Nilambur forest in which two CPI-Maoist leaders, Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha, were killed.

Non-Violent

January 3

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ carrying a reward of INR 1.5 million on his head and wanted in three States was shot dead in an encounter with Police and CRPF at the Ramtandi forest under Ghorabandha Police Station in Ghatshila sub-division of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Supai Tudu, an ‘area commander’ of a faction of the CPI-Maoist, was found dead after an exchange of fire between security personnel and the Maoists. Tudu’s wife, Sonali Tudu, was arrested at the site after the incident.

Violent

January 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG jawan was injured in an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred in evening in Basaguda Police Station area when a joint team of SFs was out on a anti-Naxal operation. A composite squad of DRG, STF and CoBRA had launched the operation to the interiors of Basaguda, around 450 kilometres away from Raipur, Police said. While the SFs were cordoning off a forested patch close to Tarrem area, they came under heavy fire from a group of ultras that led to the gun-battle. "A DRG jawan sustained bullet injuries on his leg in the incident. However, ultras soon escaped from the spot," the Police added.

Violent

January 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A suspected Naxal was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in dense forest of Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "The skirmish took place late in afternoon in forest between Puvarti (Sukma District) and Kondapalli villages under Basaguda Police Station limits of Bijapur," Bijapur SP, K L Dhruv said. A joint team of CoBRA – a CRPF specialised unit, DRG and local Police had launched the Counter-Insurgency Operation in the jungles of Basaguda and Awapalli, he said. While SFs were cordoning off a restive pocket on Bijapur-Sukma border, they came under heavy fire from a group of armed naxals leading to a heavy gun-battle, the SP added. SDG (Anti-Maoist Operations), D M Awasthi, said that the operation was “intelligence based” and the recovery of the INSAS LMG was very significant for the Chhattisgarh Police”. 

Violent

January 4

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Two members of New SPM were allegedly killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Pathal village in Chatra District of Jharkhand. The bodies were found near the Gaya-Chatra border and the two men, identified as Sanjay Singh Bhokta and Vijay Singh Bhokta, who were abducted from their house. Chatra, SP, Anjani Jha said that a CPI-Maoist poster, in which the murderers claim to represent the banned LWE faction, was found on the site of the incident. A total of four shots were fired, two on each of the victims, Jha added. Jha said, "It has been verified that one of the victims, Sanjay Singh, was an active member of New SPM and was involved in activities which might have led to a fight with the Maoists." Sources indicate that the New SPM group recently started as an offshoot of the CPI-Maoist and have been growingly active in the last few days.

Violent

January 4

Telangana

The Police Department is fortifying 24 Police Stations in the areas affected by Naxalism in Telangana. The Government machinery in Telangana, particularly the Police Department, is anticipating trouble from the CPI-Maoist cadres in the coming days. New state-of-the-art Police Stations is being constructed at a total cost of INR 500 million. Each of these 24 Police Stations will have impenetrable fencing and reinforced sentry points, both at the entry point and on the rooftop, where armed Police personnel would keep guard round the clock, sources said. Further, the Government is developing two state-of-the-art Police Training Centers – one in Karimnagar District at a cost of INR 480 million; and the other one at Medchal in Medchal–Malkajgiri District, at a cost of INR 300 million where Police recruits would be trained to be battle-ready. Also, the Government is raising two IRBs in the State, the sources said. This being so, recruitment has slowly begun among CPI-Maoist circles.  The recruits are being trained in what is considered a safe bastion: Chhattisgarh. This time, the CPI- Maoist cadres will have good firepower, since they are getting the support of CCOMPOSA, sources said. DGP, Anurag Sharma recently said that they would not allow the Maoists to make a comeback in the State.

Non-Violent

January 5

Supaul District of Bihar

Members of NOJ, left a note threatening to kill Pipra (Supaul District) of Bihar, MLA, Shyam Babu Prasad Yadav if he did not quit the BJP by FebruaryNOJ is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist. The group has sought an extortion of INR 500,000 from Yadav.

Non-Violent

January 5

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The ‘deputy commander’ of Kasansur Dalam Jyoti Gawade was killed by Gadchiroli District Police's C-60 Commandos at Boteyjhari and Badhgaon forest in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Jyoti is alleged to have led the arson attack at Surjagarh on December 23, 2016. 76 trucks, 3 JCBs and 1 motorcycle were burnt by the Maoists. Shivaji Bodkhe, IG of State ANO, said that Jyoti was trying to break through the Police cordon when she received bullet injuries in retaliatory fire. "Police have also seized Jyoti's .303 rifles," he added. On January 4, the Police had cornered Naxals at Nihalkai forest near Gyarapati from where two .12 bore rifles were seized. After intensifying the search operations, the Police spotted Jyoti's Dalam following which a battled ensued. Jyoti alias Sagobai Narsingh, was earlier ‘commander’ of Surjagarh LGS which was later amalgamated with Kasansur Dalam.

Violent

January 5

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A surrendered Naxalite was allegedly killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Dhanora Tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The victim Sukhram Lalchu Wadde (35) was a member of Naxal militia, who had surrendered before the Police in July 2016, a senior Police official said. The Naxals attacked Sukhram at Kehakavi village and murdered him using an axe, he said. "The CPI-Maoist cadres were angry as Sukhram had turned himself in before the police," the official added. Further the officials said last week (December 29, 2016) three villagers were killed allegedly by Naxalites in Aheri and Korchi tehsils in Gadchiroli on the suspicion of they being ‘informers’. The victims were identified as Laccha Bande Madavi (36) resident of Rumalkasa, Patali Doge Atram (36), resident of Gurja, and Talwarsha Kunjram, resident of Korchi.

Violent

January 5

Nayagarh District of Odisha

A militia member of the CPI-Maoist, who was involved in the Chamundia beat-house torching case in July 2016, was arrested by Police in Senepuri forest near Badasilinga in Nayagarh District of Odisha. The arrested Maoist, Santosh Majhi (35), had been working with the Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the CPI-Maoist for the past three years. Two associates of Majhi escaped during the raid. One of them has been identified as Bipin, while the other’s identity is yet to be established. Majhi and a dozen of his associates had damaged the beat house and set fire to a jeep which was being used for anti-poaching operations in Nayagarh Forest Division (NFD).

Non-Violent

January 6

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

As many as nine vehicles were set on fire by about 30 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Gondahur Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. SP, ML Kotwani said the Maoists set ablaze eight tractors and one excavator. He said the Maoists had threatened to stop the road laying work in between Maharashtra’s Pendi village to Chhattisgarh's border. After the threat, the contractors from Maharashtra had parked their vehicles in the territory of Chhattisgarh, Kotwani said, adding that Police force was sent to the place of occurrence.

Violent

January 6

Gumla and Garhwa Districts of Jharkhand

Five Naxals were arrested with arms and ammunition from Gumla and Garhwa Districts of Jharkhand. Two cadres of the PLFI were arrested from Palkot in Gumla District while three cadres of the TPC were arrested in Ranka, Garhwa District. A country made gun, bullets and mobile phones were found on PLFI cadres Vinay Gope and Ravi Gope while Police recovered 25 kilograms explosive from TPC cadres Rajesh Yadav and his aides Sunil Singh Kharwar and Mehboob Alam. Gumla SP, Chandan Kumar Jha said Vinay and Ravi had demanded INR 300,000 levy from a petrol bunk owner on December 30, 2016. In Garhwa, Police first arrested Rajesh. During interrogation, he revealed about his aides who were arrested from Ramkanda village. Police seized mobile phones, pamphlets and posters. TPC and PLFI are splinter groups of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

January 7

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists, two of them carrying cash reward on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. While a ‘commander’ rank cadre identified as Vetti Varsa was arrested from Katekalyan Police Station limits, two others were arrested from Kotwali Police Station area. Of them, Varsa was active as Jan militia ‘commander’ under Katekalyan area committee of Maoists, he said, adding that the rebel was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. Two others arrested were identified as Masa alias Kumma Madvi, head of Janatana Sarkar group and Panda, a member of the same group, he added. The two were tasked with the recruitment of fresh cadres for the banned outfit, the official said, adding Masa was also carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

January 7

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze three construction vehicles at Ruam village near Chaibasa in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The attack was a reaction to the construction company's failure in paying levy. The damaged vehicles included two bulldozers and a mixer owned by RKS constructions. SP, Anish Gupta said, "We are tracing the rebels involved in the incident. The construction of this road, which had begun in 2014, has suffered repeated setbacks due to Maoist activities. Last year, Maoists had burnt vehicles involved in the construction of the same road after the company refused to pay levy."

Violent

January 7

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Khunti Police conducted an operation, led by SP, Ashwini Jha, at Kuisar village forest in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Police had got a tip-off about a meeting of the PLFI in the forest, 25 kilometres from Khunti. Three country-made carbines, one regular carbine, two double barrel breach loading guns, three magazines and two haversacks were seized in the raid. Jha said, "We reached the location at 3:30 am and discovered a rebel camp. However, the rebels escaped by the time we reached the camp. We chased them for half a kilometer but failed to catch them. Maoists Jidan Gudiya, Prabhu Sahai Bodra, Bagrai Champiya, Pattu Naag and others were among those who fled.'' PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

January 7

Khunti of Jharkhand

Maoist ‘zonal commander’ Dimba Pahan (58), who carried INR 1.5 million reward on his head, surrendered before Khunti SP, Ashwini Kumar Sinha at his office. A native of Barigarha village in Arki area of Khunti of Jharkhand, Dimba joined the Maoists in 1998. He was involved in several cases of Ranchi, Khunti, Saraikela-Kharsawan and West Singhbhum Districts, including the killing of former Tamar MLA, Ramesh Singh Munda, Bundu DSP, Pramod Kumar Gupta and special branch inspector Francis Indewar. He also robbed an ICICI Bank cash van of over INR 50.7 million and 1.2 kilograms gold in May, 2008.

Non-Violent

January 7

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

East Singhbhum District (Jharkhand) Police have intensified search operations at Ghurabandha and Dumaria in Ghatshila and deployed SFs along NH-33 in wake of a bandh call by Maoists on January 10 to protest killing of Supaye Tuddu on January 3.

Non-Violent

January 8

Madurai District of Tamil Nadu

The Q Branch of CID Police arrested an advocate from S. Alangulam village in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu on the charge of having links with CPI-MaoistThe Q Branch CID Police had been conducting surveillance on advocate A. Murugan ever since the two alleged CPI-Maoist cadres – Kala (53) and Chandra (51) – were arrested in Karur District on July 2016. Sources said that Murugan’s younger brother, Velmurugan (35), an active CPI-Maoist cadre, was accused in two naxal cases in Varushanadu in Theni District and Uthankarai in Coimbatore District. The advocate used to appear for CPI-Maoist in court. The Q Branch CID team seized a huge quantity of homeopathic medicines allegedly in possession of the advocate, which, sources claimed, were being supplied to some Maoists. A few printed literatures relating to Maoists were also alleged to have been recovered.

Non-Violent

January 8

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

The Jharkhand Police are now concentrating their offensive on the CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’ Kanhu Munda in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. To revive people's confidence in the administration, Police have decided to hold a crime meeting at Gian village in Ghatshila subdivision. East Singhbhum Rural SP, Shailendra Burnwal said they had chosen Naxal-hit Gian for the meeting because Kanhu Munda hailed from the village. He added, "We are already carrying out anti-insurgency operations in Ghurabandha and Gian. The crime meeting at Kanhu Munda's village will surely make a difference among people who may have been associated with the Naxalites because they are petrified of Munda”. Police sources said there were four to five armed naxals in Munda's squad. "We are working on a plan in which villagers will no longer co-operate with the CPI-Maoist like they have been doing so far," SP Burnwal said. Munda's squad is active in the Ghurabandha region, which shares border with Mayurbhanj District of Odisha. Police will also hold a janata durbar for villagers of Gian. "At the durbar, local problems - including the ones that have cropped up owing to Naxalite activities - will be heard and resolved, if possible," the SP said.

Non-Violent

January 8

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

UHM Rajnath Singh held a review meeting on Naxalism situation in Jharkhand with senior Police officials of CRPF and the State Police at Eastern Sector Headquarters of CRPF in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. A senior Police official told, “A demand was raised before the UMHA to increase the strength of SFs in the state to carry out anti-Naxal operations in the state, replying to which, he said that the demand will be taken up only after UP Election.” The State Police also requested the UHM to recommence the fund allocation for setting up of STF against terrorism which has been discontinued for quite some time. With security advisor K Vijay Kumar and CM Raghubar Das in tow, Singh claimed that the Centre's demonetization move has broken the backs of banned LWE organizations like PLFI and CPI-Maoist. Maintaining that dialogue was the only means to resolve differences, the minister urged armed groups to come to the discussion table and place their demands instead of 'stopping the development of the poor'. Singh, who inaugurated the Eastern Sector Headquarters of CISF in the state capital, said increasing the 'technological and core competence' of the forces is the need of the hour. The new Eastern Sector Headquarters in Ranchi's Tiril spreads over 158 acres. This new headquarters has been relocated from Bihar for better synergy, CISF Director General OP Singh said.

Statement

January 14 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze three vehicles involved in road construction work in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. According to Police, the Maoists raided camp of a construction company at Roam village situated under Guwa Police Station and set the three vehicles on fire.

Violent
January 15 Odisha

The Maoists of AOBSZC issued a Press release asking people of the cutoff areas to boycott the panchayat polls, leaving the SEC and the State administration of Odisha in a tizzy.

Non-Violent
January 16 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres of the AOBSZC warned Andhra University Professor Jarra Appa Rao, former Naxalite Pilli Venkateswarlu alias Satyam and TDP leader, SV Ramana, in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. In a press release by the CPI-Maoist AOBSZC official spokesman Jagabandhu stated that these people were threatening local tribals and claiming that the banned outfit had permitted contractors to mine, following which they had set up crusher machines to extract granite and other reserves. Further, Jagabandhu stated, that Ramaguda encounter of October 24, 2016, in Odisha, was a pre-planned elimination of unarmed CPI-Maoist cadres by Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Government.

Non-Violent
January 16 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Six tribals have been abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres from three interior villages of GK Veedhi in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. According to sources, the rebels had abducted six persons from Boddamanupakalu, Tukkagoi and PK Gudem by branding them as 'Police informers'. The Maoist cadres have informed the people to attend a meeting in the forest area of GK Veedhi and they were taken away by them from the spot. However, SP, Rahul Dev Sharma ruled out the kidnap angle. He said that no complaint was lodged by the locals about the kidnap. Rahul Dev also opined that after the recent kidnapping in Odisha, locals were exaggerating the incident as kidnapping.

Violent
January 17 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of District Police, DRG, STF and ITBP arrested five CPI-Maoist cadres in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh during an anti-Naxal operation. The arrested Maoists were identified as Ramdhar Nag (28), Jaisingh Nag (27), Neeldhar Yadav (21), Sukman Kashyap (26) and Sahu Kashyap (25).They were active Janmilitia members and were involved in various crimes including spreading false information about encounter, arranging meetings for ultras and others.

Violent
January 17 Latehar District of Jharkhand

A handler of a sniffer dog, PK Samal, was injured and 'Aminika', a sniffer dog belonging to CoBRA battalion, was killed in an IED blast by CPI-Maoist cadres in Buda Pahar area in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Violent
January 17 Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze four vehicles at a bridge construction site at Ganeshpur Chatam under Garu Police station in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Maoists set ablaze two dumpers and two tractors engaged by the construction company to build a bridge over Koel River and assaulted workers engaged at the site.

Violent
January 17 Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres have again put up posters at various places threatening the tribals to boycott the Panchayat elections in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to reports, the posters were found from the Chitrakonda area of the District in which the Malkangiri District Divisional Committee of the CPI-Maoist has asked the tribals not to cast their votes. Earlier reported, the CPI-Maoist cadres had on January 10 also put up posters in Malkangiri warning the tribals to abstain from the polls.

Non-Violent
January 18 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two women and a minor girl were killed while four others were injured when an IED, planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, exploded in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Maoists killed Raju Netam (40), sarpanch of Masenar village, at his native place under Bhansi Police Station area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 18 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA jawan and a CPI-Maoist were injured during an encounter in Jharamunigiya village forests under Bhairamgarh Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Constable Rajnish Kumar, belonging to CoBRA 204thbattalion, sustained injury in his leg after he inadvertently stepped over spike-trap laid by the Naxalites, during the face-off. After the encounter, the SFs found and arrested an injured Naxalite, identified as Dasu Banjam, who had been hit by a bullet.

Violent
January 19 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A SF constable, Santosh Markam, was injured in an exchange of fire with Naxals at Kodenar village under Orchha Police Station in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs were out on a counter-insurgency operation when they spotted a CPI-Maoist camp in Kodenar. Sensing SFs presence Naxals opened indiscriminate fire.

Violent
January 19 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A man, identified as Sukhdas Baghel was killed by Naxals at a shop located opposite Chintagufa Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
January 19 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Six Naxals, three of them carrying cash reward, surrendered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered citing intensified counter-insurgency operation as well as impressive State surrender and rehabilitation policy. Sukhder alias Jangu Potai (26) 'section commander' of Military Company Number 6 of CPI-Maoist, Somaru- a Janmilitia 'commander' and Samlu- head of 'Janatana Sarkar' a wing of the CPI-Maoist were the key cadres who surrendered. Other CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Budharu, Kodu and Ramu.

Violent
January 20 Jamui District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre demanded an extortion of INR 1 million from BDO, Satish Kumar, of Jhajha in Jamui District of Bihar. The sender in the letter identified himself as Umesh Yadav, and claimed himself a native of Jhajha Police Station area. BDO lodged an FIR at Jhajha Police Station.

Non-Violent
January 20 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A 'Haat-Bazaar' was re-opened with the joint initiative of SFs and Netanar village in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The rural 'haats' were facing closure due to Naxal violence in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh for a decade. Netanar's sarpanch, Sahadev Naag told, "We always wanted to restart the market here but fearing Naxal violence, which breaks out at any time in the area, local traders and villagers avoided it." It is important to note that in 2011, six SFs, including Darbha Police SHO, were killed in an ambush of with the CPI-Maoist cadres at the place which is very close to where the weekly market is being held.

Non-Violent
January 20 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered 50 Kilograms of IED below a small bridge in the rural road of Gomia Block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. SFs launched a search operation at Chitu, Bankheta, Banchatra, Barokocha and Bhochukdiha villages within the limits of Gomia Police Station area. DIG, Saket Kumar Singh said the raids would continue in Jhumra. He added, "The recovered IED was diffused later. Frequent recovery of landmines and explosives in that area helps Police foil the attempts of the CPI-Maoist cadres who were looking for triggering any untoward incident there "said Singh.

Violent
January 20 Hyderabad/ Andhra Pradesh

The United States of America sought a safe and secure environment for its nationals visiting Odisha in view of the rampant CPI-Maoist cadre's activities. The issue was raised by Consul General Katherine B Hadda at the US Consulate in Hyderabad when she met Odisha's DGP K B Singh.

Non-Violent
January 20 Gajapati District of Odisha

A pressure bomb, believed to have been planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, was found inside the Pasaraganda Forest under Adaba Police limits in Gajapati District of Odisha. A bomb squad from Paralakhemundi reached the site and defused the explosive. The squad also seized 50 Kilograms gelatine, a tiffin bomb, 40 metres of wire and gunpowder from the spot.

Violent
January 20 Raichur District of Karnataka

Rizwana Begam, a surrendered CPI-Maoist, who was accused in a case registered in Yapaladinni Police Station, was produced before II Additional Judicial Magistrate Court in Raichur District of Karnataka. "She surrendered before the Chikkamagaluru police three months ago and was produced in the court here in connection with the pending case," Chetan Singh Rathore, SP, said.

Non-Violent
January 20 New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi, UHM Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah, face threat from CPI-Maoist cadres, stated top intelligence sources. CPI-Maoist cadres have urged the leadership to target them during their campaign for Assembly Elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. They have further suggest to carry out serial IED blasts in Eastern Uttar Pradesh by deploying 'suitable cadres' from outside, while promising to provide assistance to carrying out the task.

Non-Violent
January 21 of Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist threat forced the SEC to postpone the rural polls in Chitrakonda block of Malkangiri District of Odisha. The SEC announced it based on a report jointly submitted by the District Collector and SP. The report said that adequate security personnel could not be deployed for safety and security of poll personnel in the cut off areas. "The law and order situation in the block is not satisfactory according to a report filed by the district administration. So, we have decided to postpone the elections in Chitrakonda block," said SEC secretary R N Sahu. The block with heavy Maoist presence has total 222 wards, 18 each gram panchayats and samitis and two zilla parishad zones. Fearing Maoist attack, not a single nomination was filed for the posts of sarpanchs and ward members in the nine panchayats inside the cut-off areas.

Non-Violent
January 22 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Palamu Police arrested Chhotan Yadav a CPI-Maoist cadre in Mohammadganj near Bheem Barrage at Kadal in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Chhotan Yadav used to perform varied works for Ajay Yadav (a top CPI-Maoist) like moving in his data, writing Maoists Parchha poster and literature and IEDs. Yadav has three cases and the cases are in 2 Police Stations Pandu and Mohammadganj.

Non-Violent
January 22 Bihar

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has commuted death sentences of four members of the MCC, now known as the CPI-Maoist, to life imprisonment setting aside a recommendation from the MHA. The Four men identified as Krishna Mochi, Nanhe Lal Mochi, Bir Kuer Paswan and Dharmendra Singh were convicted of killing 34 upper-caste Bhumihars in Bihar 25 years ago.

Non-Violent

January 22

Ramgarh District of Jharkhand

Thakur Das Mahto (35), a contractor for Brajesh Construction Company, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Ramgarh District of Jharkhand. His body, riddled with bullets and the throat slit, was found dumped on Rajrappa-Murpa Road. Local residents protested at Gola Police Station. The pamphlets were found near the body say that Mahto was killed because he was a ‘Police informer’.

Violent

January 23

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The SFs killed two CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter near Padmetta village under Bedre Police Station in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. “Two bodies of Maoists in uniform have been recovered along with one 303 service rifle, one 315 rifle and one Bharmar in Bijapur district after an encounter. The encounter took place in the forest near Padmetta village under the Bedre police station limits,” said Bijapur District SP K.L. Dhruv.

Violent

January 23

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set on fire at least 15 vehicles and equipment deployed for road construction works in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A road is being constructed between Tarlaguda and Annaram. A combing operation is underway to trace the insurgents.

Violent

January 23

Malkangiri District of Odisha, Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Hundreds of villagers of Malkangiri District of Odisha gathered in an anti-CPI-Maoist rally in Jagdalpur, administrative headquarters of Bastar District of Chhattisgarh, in the bordering region of Odisha and Chhattisgarh, and raised voice against the ‘torture’ by the Maoists. The Jana Varjan Samabesh/Prajameli was attended by inhabitants of at least 15 villages in the region. “In the absence of security forces and DVF, Maoists enter some remote villages and start torturing the villagers. Sometime they even rob the villagers their belongings,” said a villager. “If security is tightened in these Maoist-prone areas, then they will not dare to enter these places to trouble the innocent villagers,” stated another villager. Meanwhile Police said it will analyse the situation and take proper step. “Attending a large gathering here (Jagdalpur), the villagers of Tulsi, Mahupadar, Dundipadar and Kirmiti (Odisha) allege that a lady along with some other Maoists is torturing them. We have intensified anti-Maoist operation and deployed some forces in those regions. Very soon we will neutralize the Red Rebels who are active in the area”, said Bastar (Chhattisgarh) SP, RN Dash.

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January 23

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

West Singhbhum District Police of Jharkhand has constituted a committee to probe the alleged death of CPI-Maoist Politburo member Prashant Bose alias Kisan da in Saranda forest on the Jharkhand-Odisha border.

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January 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

 The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an IED blast in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The blast took place when SFs were patrolling between Timmapur and Murdanda. A sniffer dog, named ‘Pluto’ died in the blast.

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January 24

Patna District of Bihar

A Patna Police team stumbled upon a diary in Beur Central Jail in Patna District of Bihar, which has names of people who paid levy to jailed CPI-Maoist leader Ajay Kandu. Kandu, the alleged mastermind behind the November 2005 Jehanabad jail break, is in the Beur jail that was raided by a Police team headed by Patna SSP, Manu Maharaj. Acting on a tip-off, the SSP with a SDPO and officials from the District administration reached the jail around 2.50am and conducted the raid. The Police also seized six mobile phones, four chargers, a few packets of marijuana, four knives, packets of khaini and earphones during the search.

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January 24

Kozhikode District of Kerala

The Central leadership of CPI-Maoist had warned their comrades operating the tri-junction area in South India against launching attacks on Police, reports The Times of India on January 24 from Kozhikode District of Kerala. The leadership thought such an action would be detrimental for the organisation in the current stage of the movement. This was revealed in a letter suspected to be written by a Central Committee or politburo member of the party, which was recovered from the camp inside the Nilambur forest after the Police firing on November 24, 2016. The central leadership of the Maoists felt that the strategy in the tri-junction area should have been devised, based on the experiences of four-and-a-half decades history of revolutionary war in India. But they believe that the comrades in zonal committee were instead inspired by the People's war in Peru and Nepal.

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January 25

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CISF trooper suffered minor injuries after he was shot with arrow by CPI-Maoist cadres, in an iron ore mines area of NMDC in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident happened when a CISF patrolling team ran into a group of lower-rung ultras who were putting up pamphlets against Republic Day celebrations. On spotting the CISF troopers, CPI-Maoist cadres shot an arrow and escaped into the forests.

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January 25

Kolkata District of West Bengal

The ‘most wanted’ CPI–Maoist leader Ranjit Pal (45) laid down his arms and surrendered before of the STF of Kolkata Police at Kolkata District of West Bengal. Pal surrendered before State DGO Surajit Kar Purakayastha and Kolkata Commissioner of Police, Rajiv Kumar along with his wife Jharna alias Anita also a top CPI-Maoist leader along the Bengal-Jharkhand border mostly in Purulia District. Pal surrendered with a SLR. Pal said, “I am surrendering before Kolkata Police STF and beginning a new life and appeal those who are wrong path to join the main stream.” He added, in past 17 years he had realised that taking up arms was not a solution to people’s problems and the issues had been sorted out in Bengal to a large extent.

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January 25

Jharkhand

Jharkhand Police will initiate proceedings to seek custody of CPI –Maoist leader Ranjit Pal who, along with his wife, surrendered before West Bengal Police. Pal, a member of the Bengal-Jharkhand-Orissa border committee of CPI-Maoist, is wanted in the murder of JMM leader and then East Singhbhum MP, Sunil Mahato in 2007.

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January 27

Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh

The Prakasam District Police unearthed huge cache of arms and ammunition in the Nallamala Forest near Palutla village in Yerragondapalem mandal in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh. SFs observed a few electrical wires popped out from earth. After digging at the place, they found 79 rounds of SLR, 31 rounds of .303 rifle, 17 rounds of 0.500 rifle, and three barrels of double barrel guns, two barrels of single barrel guns, two double trigger tapanchas and one charger in the dump. The Police suspect that the CPI-Maoist cadres made the dump around 2003, after inspection of the contents.

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January 27

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres dislodged a 1,000-year-old 4-feet long Ganesha idol and felled it from a height of about 12,000 feet into the deep gorge at Dholkal Mountain in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The Police blamed the Maoists for “deliberately planned to let (sic)” the structure of Ganesha idol fall from the mountain top in an “attempt to destroy” it.

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January 28

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Osman Ali alias Raja (40), who has been serving as courier man for CPI-Maoist, surrendered in front of SP, Rahul Dev Sharma in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Osman Ali, is a native of Korukonda village under Chintapalli mandal, Visakhapatnam Agency, and is running a grocery shop in the village. The police said that Ali had served as Maoist courier between Maoist leader Krishna and others and he had supplied groceries and a few others to the Left Wing Extremists, for the last few years.

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January 28

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CRPF jawan was killed in an explosion of a pressure bomb allegedly planted by CPI-Maoist cadres near Kottacheru village under Bhejji Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The deceased, Havaldar Parasnath Saroj, was posted with the 219th battalion of CRPF, senior Police officials said. “A road construction work was going on in the area and a CRPF team was patrolling when Saroj accidentally stepped on the pressure bomb and suffered serious injuries,” the Police officials said. Later, he succumbed to his injuries

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January 29

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two Naxals including a woman were killed in an encounter with the SFs in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The gun battle took place in Purangel forest which comes under Kirandul Police Station limits. SFs recovered a rifle, a revolver and a huge cache of medicines. IG, S.R.P. Kalluri said, “The identity of the rebels is being ascertained. Prima facie, it appears that they belong to the medical supply team of the outlawed CPI-Maoist as a large quantity of medicines was seized from the encounter spot.”

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January 29

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

195 lower rung Naxals, including 24 women, surrendered in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered Naxals expressed a wish to join the mainstream. The cadres belong to Janmilitia or Janatana Sarkar wing of CPI-Maoist. The surrendered cadres were from 24 villages of the region including Gumiyabeda, Okpaad, Mohndi, Nelnaar, Ikpaad, Murnaar, Nirameta and Kodkanaar

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January 30

Bijapur District in Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, in a public meeting at Bhairamgarh in Naxals hit Bijapur District in Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh, urged all CPI-Maoist cadres to give up the arms and join the mainstream, saying violence and terror cannot solve any problem. "Peace and harmony are the only ways to prosper and develop the society. If Maoists quit the violent path, we are ready to embrace them", CM Singh said. "Government is building roads, bridges, schools and hospitals, providing clean drinking water and taking care of people. I wonder why the Maoists are opposing development initiatives in the region," he added.

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January 30

Jamui District of Bihar

Sanjay Pandey, a ‘munshi’ with Raj Kumar Constructions, was beheaded for not paying extortion money to the Naxals in Jamui District of Bihar. Jamui Police claimed to have recovered the CPI-Maoist literature from the scene of the crime. One such leaflet said those executing Government plans with the help of Police, and without obtaining CPI-Maoist permission, would meet similar fate.

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January 30

Koraput District of Odisha

SPs from six Districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha led by two DIGs held a meeting at Koraput District of Odisha. They gathered to plan joint operations and eliminate the CPI-Maoist from the border areas. According to sources, all the SPs and DIGs came to the conclusion that coordination, cooperation and sharing of information should be done at regular intervals. They also chalked out plans to penetrate the interior pockets of the tribal belt to reach out to the public with community policing programmes.

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January 31

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered arms and ammunition dumped by CPI-Maoist cadres from Dangrapahar of Ghatshila in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. SSP, Anoop T. Mathew told that a joint team of SFs conducted search in four dumping areas and recovered a SLR, one 303 rifle, both looted from SFs, an improvised Musket along with 50 rounds of live ammunition, electronic items and explosives for preparing IED, CPI-Maoist flags and literature, multi-circuit meter, uniforms and daily core items. A book titled “Mamata Bandopadhyay ke Jemon Dekhechi” authored by one Deepak Kumar Ghosh was also recovered.

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January 31

Hanamkonda District of Telangana

SFs arrested three CPI-Maoist action team members and a newly recruited member in Hanamkonda District of Telangana. The arrested were identified as T Devender alias Rama Rao of Sudhanapalli in Hasanparthy Mandal, Bhukya Srinivas alias P Srinu of Ponugodu of Gudur Mandal and Ch Narayana Swamy of Sriramulapalli of Kamalapur Mandal. The newly recruited member has been identified as Lingala Vennela alias Dhannu of Paidipalli in Hasanparthy Mandal. A case under sections 10, 13, 18(B) of UAP Act 1967, section 25 (1-B) (9) of Arms Act 1959, section 5 of ES Act 1908, section 8 of TSPS (APPS) Act was booked against them at KCU Police Station.

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February 1

Koraput District of Odisha

At least eight Police personnel were killed and five others injured in a landmine explosion suspected to have been triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Mungarbhumi on Sunki ghat in Koraput District of Odisha. The van carrying 13 Police personnel was on its way to Angul. They were going to the Police Training College, Angul to get special Police driving training when the Maoists blasted them off at around 2 pm. The number of deaths of Police personnel in the Maoists’ Sunki landmine explosion rose to eight with the body of lone missing driver Tulasi Ram Majhi found this morning (February 2), informed Koraput SP, Charan Singh Meena. Seven Police personnel died and five others sustained injuries yesterday (February 1) as the landmine planted underground at Sunki ghati in Koraput District on AOB exploded. Tulasi Ram was missing, he said. The identities of the slain personnel are Somnath Sisa, Sanjay Kumar Das, Arun Kumar Nayak, Subarna Kumar Raj, Pradipta Kumar Rout, Ganesh Prasad Das, Harekrushna Prushti and Tulasi Ram Majhi. 

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February 1

Chatra District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres exploded a crude bomb in the Amrapali Open Cast Project of CCL under Tandwa Police Station of Chatra District of Jharkhand. Three personnel have been reported to be injured in the blast. Police have recovered hand-written pamphlets which talks about stopping work in Amrapali and its adjacent mine, Magadh. The newly raised SISF will be deployed at the CCL's Amrapali coal project.

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February 1

Gaya District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the camp office of Ramie Construction Company and set ablaze a mixer machine and a roller near Barachatti town in Gaya District of Bihar. Locals said the Maoists had earlier demanded ‘levy’ from Ramie Construction Company, engaged in various road construction projects near Barachatti.

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February 2

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a ward member candidate of Bara village under the Mathili Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The deceased was identified as Dasu Dharua. According to reports, about 20 armed Maoist rebels of the Darbha Division of the banned outfit CPI-Maoist called Dharua out of his house before being shot dead them later. Police sources said the Maoists were aggrieved over Dhurua, suspecting his links with Police. Dhurua’s brother, who was part of a Maoist outfit, recently shunned the path of violence and surrendered before the Police, much to the chagrin of the Maoists.

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February 2

District of Uttarakhand

Posters and pamphlets by the CPI-Maoist cadres threatening to disrupt the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly polls emerged near Dhari area in Nainital District of Uttarakhand. An official's vehicle was also set on fire, prompting the administration to put Kumaon Division on high alert and step up deployment in the region. The car belongs to a Tehsildar Magistrate and the pamphlet bore the name of Vijay Pahru who introduced himself as Secretary CPI-Maoist. The Uttarakhand Assembly polls are slated to be held on February 15, 2017.

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February 3

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A group of 50 CPI-Maoist cadres killed Shyamo Mandavi (25) and assaulted six villagers, including a woman in Burdikarka of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The slain youth had submitted an application form for local Police recruitment drive recently. 

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February 3

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Assistant constable, Sukhuram Netam (33), was killed in an exchange of fire with the Maoists in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. A patrolling party had launched the operation from Bakarkatta area. SFs recovered CPI-Maoist-related documents, bags and other items from the encounter site.

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February 3

Nainital District of Uttarakhand

The Nainital Police issued warrants against nine suspects in connection with "inflammatory" slogans written by suspected of CPI-Maoist cadres on the walls of houses in a village of Nainital District of Uttarakhand. Police have also announced a bounty of INR 10,000 on one of the suspects Kheench Singh Bora. Police said Bora alias Vijay Nehru alias Prabhakar, a resident of Someshwar in Almora District of Uttarakhand, had been active in Naxals related activities in the State. Nainital SSP, Janmejay Khanduri said, "Intense search and combing operations are going on. All suspects are on our watch and we will soon locate people who were behind the incident."

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February 4

Rayagada District of Odisha

Several CPI-Maoist posters bearing the signature of CPI-Maoist Secretary Umakanta Mishra were found at several places in Sikarpai of Kalyansinghpur area in Rayagada District of Odisha. In the posters, the Maoist rebels have asked people to abstain from the panchayat polls. Earlier, the Maoists had put posters in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts threatening people to boycott the upcoming panchayat polls in Odisha.

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February 5

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal man identified as Parsika Pullaiah (45), in Chintoor Mandal of agency area of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. A group of four to six armed CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded Pullaiah in broad daylight, opened fire and fled. CPI-Maoist alleged Pullaiah as a ‘Police informer’. East Godavari, SP, M Ravi Prakash told that Pullaiah was a trader working in Bhadrachalam for the past one year and was in no way connected to the Police.

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February 5

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, Dhiraj Singh, was arrested from Jobang in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

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February 5

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG, Constable Pratap Singh Markam, was injured when an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the wee hours between Nayanar and Gatam villages under Katekalyan Police Station limits when a team of SFs was out on an anti-Naxal Operation, told SHO, Vijay Patel.

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February 6

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police killed Sukhram Lekam alias Sukku, a Janatana Sarkar President of the CPI-Maoist, in an exchange of fire at Pedia in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered a 12 bore rifle, 10 cells, and other CPI-Maoist material from the encounter spot.

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February 6

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Gurubari Munda (32), a member of Munda squad of the CPI-Maoist was arrested by SFs at Bhakar forests in Ghurabandha block of Ghatshila in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

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February 7

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A group of Naxals fired at the CISF troops at Deposit No. 5, atop Bailadila Hills near Kirandul town in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked vehicles of NMDC carrying explosives. They looted explosives and detonators and held employees hostage who have now been freed. They also set ablaze burnt machinery and two vehicles. There are no reports of death or injury

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February 8

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal trader identified as M Jeenabandhu (30) in the agency area of Munchingput mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The CPI-Maoist cadres killed him after branding him as a ‘Police informer’

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February 9

Jagdalpur District of Chhattisgarh

A former Naxal, Phulo Markam was found killed in Jagdalpur District of Chhattisgarh. Markam surrendered before Police along with 60 other CPI-Maoist cadres in Darbha in April 2016 and had joined Police as a 'Gopaniya Sainik. Phulo's brother Gagan alleged Constable Dinesh Sethia for Markam’s death.

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February 9

Narayanpatna District of Odisha

SOG personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire during a combing operation at Kutudi forest under Bijaghati Panchayat in Narayanpatna District of Odisha. No injuries have been reported.

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February 9 Palamu District of Jharkhand Two Police constables from Raigad have arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, Biljaram Buddharam (40), from Dali village, in Palamu District of Jharkhand and brought to Mumbai in Maharashtra by train. Non-Violent

February 10

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Naxalite was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in a dense forest under Basaguda Police Station in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered the body of a male CPI-Maoist cadre along with weapon, grenades and Naxal-related material from the spot.

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February 10

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, Barse Deva (32), was found killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Lakhanpal village under Chintalnar Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The victim was picked up by armed rebels from his native place Konanguda, in the night of February 8, Police said.

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February 10

of Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in a dense forest pocket of Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered the body of a male Maoist cadre along with weapon, grenades and Naxal -related material from the spot.

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February 10

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A villager, Birwal Murmu (25), was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Virangatta village under the Madhuwan Police Station in Giridih District of Jharkhand. The Maoists accused him of being a ‘Police informer’.

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February 10

in Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two earthmoving machines, two tractors and a water tanker in Rayagada District of Odisha. The vehicles belonged to a contractor engaged in road construction near Sandengleli in Parsali Panchayat under Kalyansinghpur Block of the District.

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February 10

Almora District of Uttarakhand

The CPI-Maoist calling for the boycott of the February 15 Assembly Elections in Uttarakhand, painted slogans in Someshwar in Almora District of Uttarakhand. Posters, banners and painted slogans were found at various places in and around Someshwar.

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February 11

Odisha

A tape was released by ‘secretary’ of Bansadhara, Ghumusar and Nagabali Division of the CPI-Maoist, Umakant. The tape threatened villagers of calling for poll boycott in three southern Odisha Districts, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and Rayagada

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February12

Almora District of Uttarakhand

Police Constable, Korsa Naga was seriously injured in an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in a dense forest pocket of Bhejji Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place in the forest coming under Bhejji Police Station limits when a joint team of STF and DRG was out on a counter-insurgency operation, SP, Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

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February12

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by SFs from a forest of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. A team of DRG had launched a counter-insurgency operation on February 9 towards Mohndi, Kutul and Kodliyar villages. The Maoist cadres has been identified as Lakhma Varda (35), medical team member Sayabi Varda (45), ‘militia commander’ Maalu Varda (31) and ‘militia member’ Fagdu Usendi (25).

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February12

Kerala

The opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, said that he is ready to take the initiative to facilitate negotiation talks between the Government of Kerala and the CPI-Maoist, if Maoists were ready to surrender their arms and create an atmosphere of peace first.

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February12

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The MDC of the CPI-Maoist in a fresh banner has threatened the villagers to chop off the hands of voters who defy its call to boycott the Panchayat elections at Dekrikota in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Similar posters were found in Rayagada District of Odisha calling for Panchayat polls boycott.

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February 12 Giridih District of Jharkhand

Two persons, identified as Subash Agarwal and Shyam Sunder, were killed and two others injured by CPI-Maoist cadres gunfire near Ramanitard in Bhelwaghati Panchayat at Giridih District of Jharkhand. Sources said that these armed cadres are from Maoist leader Surang Yadav's group. The reason of the killing is not yet clear but Maoists were afraid of growing popularity of the Government schemes and in anguish they were taking such steps, SP Giridih, Akhlesh V Varier said.

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February 12 Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand

A female 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, Kaushalia Kumari alias Sabita, was arrested by the District Armed Police and CRPF from Tansia village in Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand. She was carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on her head.

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February 12 Balangir District of Odisha

At least five construction equipments were torched by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Kulihamunda village of Rengali Gram Panchayat under Khaparakhol block of Balangir District of Odisha. 10 armed Maoist cadres including five women cadres entered the camp of a local contractor, Md Illaish, in Banjipali village at around 11 PM. The contractor was carrying out road construction work for PWD from Ghunsar to Rengali.

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February 13 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was gunned down in an exchange of fire between the Maoists and SFs at a village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The identity of the killed Maoist was yet to be ascertained.

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February 13 Munger District of Bihar

The Police destroyed five illegal mini-gun factories in Rishikund jungle in Munger District of Bihar. Police also seized four automatic pistols and equipment used for manufacturing illegal guns. According to Police illegal mini-gun factories was being operated under CPI-Maoist cadres protection. Police arrested a person called Shrimant Kumar who was in constant touch with Maoists. Five of his associates managed to escape from the spot during the raid.

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February 13 Jalandhar District of Punjab

Joint teams of Jalandhar Rural Police and Jharkhand Police arrested a wanted CPI-Maoist cadre, Avidhesh Yadav from Alawalpur locality at Adampur city in Jalandhar District of Punjab. Yadav is facing attempt to murder and cases under the Arms Act. CIA, Punjab Police, head said Jharkhand Police took Yadav back to Latehar District of Jharkhand.

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February 14 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand Police has intensified anti-Naxal operation in the Naxal-hit Ghatsila Sub-division in order to mount pressure on the top CPI-Maoist leader Kanhu Munda-led squad to surrender, which operates in the bordering areas of Jharkhand-Bengal-Odisha, reports Business Standard. Kanhu, a 'zonal secretary' of Jharkhand-Bengal-Odisha outfit, is carrying a reward of INR 2,500,000 lakh on his head.

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February 15 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two personnel of the Chhattisgarh STF were killed in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Mardapal in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The Police claimed to have killed at least four CPI-Maoist cadres but their bodies could not be recovered by the SFs. The killed SFs are identified as Hitendra Chaturvedi, an Assistant Platoon Commander from Madhya Pradesh, and constable Krishna Tingu from Surguja in Chhattisgarh.

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February 15 Andhra Odisha Border

The SFs in AOB and their counterparts in Odisha are on a high alert as CPI-Maoist cadres are gearing up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of GPCR and Naxalbari Armed Uprising. SFs suspect that Maoists, who are on a killing spree as an act of revenge for the Ramaguda encounter, may engage in violent activities to show their presence. A document released in the name of their 'General Secretary' Ganapati recently urged the cadres to use the occasions as a platform for recruitments and creating awareness among the people to wage war against the state.

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February 15 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A 'Zonal Secretary' of Jharkhand-Bengal-Odisha Zone, of CPI-Maoist and six other Maoist cadres surrendered at East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The Maoists, including a woman, laid their arms before SSP of East Singhbhum District Police, Anoop T Mathew in Kanhu's native village Jiyan under Ghurabandha Police Station area in Ghatshila sub-division. Kanhu Munda alias Mangal Ji, 'Zonal Secretary' and his aide Fogra Munda, were carrying rewards of INR 2.5 millions and INR 1 millions on their heads respectively. Kanhu and Fogra were wanted in a number of Naxal -related incidents including murder of Police Inspector, Sushil Nag and three others in Singhpura under Ghurabandha Police Station area in 2006. Apart from them, Chunnu Munda, Bhoglu Singh Munda, Jiten Munda, Shankar and Kajal, a woman Maoist, were among those who surrendered. The surrendering Maoists also deposited one INSAS and two pistols.

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February 15 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Due to threat of CPI-Maoist cadres, no voter came out to vote for elections at 13 booths of a Panchayat in Korukonda Block of Malkangiri District of Odisha. This happened in Nakamamudi Panchayat of Korukonda block. As many as 19 polling booths had been opened in this remote CPI-Maoist-infested Panchayat. But till 12 noon, the end of polling time, no voter turned up to cast his vote in 13 of these booths. In the rest six booths polling was too low. Ahead of the Panchayat polls, the Maoists had put threatening banners and posters in remote areas of Malkangiri District of Odisha.

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February 16 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres cut down trees at Pega and Edugurallapalli villages of Chintoor in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The trees obstructed the road transport between Bhadrachalam and Rajamahendravaram. SFs also recovered landmines from the spot. Each of these landmines has about 20 Kilogram explosives.

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February16 Kaimur District of Bihar

The 'zonal commander' Anil Kushwaha aka Sandesh and cadres of the TSPC set ablaze a JCB machine and two tractors in Kaimur District of Bihar. Maoists attack on a makeshift forest department camp housing construction equipment has led to cessation of work on a 55 kilometres stretch of the all weather Adhaura-Akbarpur Road spread over Rohtas and Kaimur districts of western Bihar. Forest officials fear for their lives after the TSPC 'zonal commander' threatened Forester Manoj Kumar of dire consequences if they dared to resume the work on the project. TSPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist

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February16 Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a BSF camp at Kartalpali near Mathili Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. BSF jawans retaliated when CPI-Maoist cadres fired at the BSF camp to oppose the election at Kartalpali. No casualty has been reported in the incident. Maoists had warned the tribals not to contest or cast vote.

Violent
February17 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF Inspector, Bhim Singh, was injured in an explosion IED planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in Mahadev Ghati area when a team of CRPF's 229th battalion was on patrolling duty.

Violent
February17 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A Naxal couple, 'commander' Punau Ram Kumeti and his wife Sarita alias Jarina surrendered in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. They cited disillusionment with CPI-Maoist ideology and violence. They surrendered before BSF and Police officials at the headquarters of BSF 165th Battalion in Durgkondal of the District.

Non-Violent
February17 Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres have given a call for "nationwide shutdown" on February 27 to protest against the policies of the Centre and the Chhattisgarh Government in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. The Naxals claimed that the demonetization has led to inflation, unemployment and poverty in the country. They also demanded release of seven members of TDF jailed in Sukma jail and halting of search operations and 'fake encounters' against the Maoists in the region.

Non-Violent
February18 District of Chhattisgarh

An IED laid by CPI-Maoist cadres was recovered by SFs from Sarkeguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The IED, weighing five kilograms, detected by a team of CRPF personnel was planted by Maoists to target SF personnel during their operation in the area, a senior Police official said, adding it was later defused.

Violent
February18 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadre, Bhandari Rammurty (24), was arrested from a place under Usoor Police Station in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of CRPF and District Force launched a search operation around Galgam, Bhusapur and Marudbaka villages in Usoor region, and rounded up Rammurty who was trying to escape after spotting the patrolling party, Police said. During interrogation, Rammurty admitted to his involvement in the indiscriminate firing on SFs in the Usoor forests on December 13, 2015, Police added.

Violent
February19 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A group of 40 Police personnel escaped a landmine blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres at Kaligonda forest area under Chintoor Police Station limits in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Chintoor SI, P Srinivasa Kumar, who headed the combing team, told that they suspected the Sabari Dalam of CPI-Maoist behind the blast.

Violent
February19 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

In an exchange of fire with the SFs, two cadres of CPI-Maoist were killed in two separate encounters in Bijapur District and Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. In Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, one female CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and two weapons were recovered in a joint operation of Telangana Greyhounds and Bijapur District Police. In Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, STF and the DRG killed one CPI-Maoist cadre and two weapons were recovered. No injuries were reported among the SFs.

Violent
February 20 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh Two militia cadres of PAC of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Rural Police at Paderu of Visakhapatnam Agency in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. They are identified as Korra Appa Rao (40) and Korra Chinna Rao (25) and are natives of Mandibha area of G Madugula Mandal in Visakhapatnam agency. The Maoist said that they were fed up with the CPI-Maoist ideology Non-Violent
February 20 Lakhisarai District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres killed Sunil Yadav, husband of a deputy mukhiya, at Champapur village in Lakhisarai District of Bihar.

Violent
February 20 West Midnapore District of West Bengal

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered to the SP, Bharati Ghosh, in West Midnapore District of West Bengal. The seven had 48 cases pending against them. The seven surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres were - Saheb Murmu alias Jayanta, Saheb's wife Manasi Mahato, Dilip Singh, Malati Singh wife of Dilip, Samir Mahato, Baidyanath Mahato and Banamali Mahato. The surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres deposited one AK-47 rifle and seven country made guns to the Police. The surrendered Maoists, all residents of Jhargram Sub-Division, were allegedly involved in extortion, attacks and other criminal cases in past few years.

Non-Violent
February 21 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs killed seven CPI-Maoist cadres in an exchange of fire in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. According to AIG of Police of the ANO, Devnath, three deceased were identified as CPI-Maoist Bodh Ghat area committee member and LOS 'commander' Nirmala, Deputy LOS 'commander' Somji and area committee member Nasik. All three carried a reward of INR 500,000. Two INSAS rifles and four other weapons were also recovered.

Violent
February 21 Banka District of Bihar

Mantu Khaira, 'zonal-commander' of CPI-Maoist, was killed in an anti-Maoist operation, led by SP, Rajeev Ranjan, in Dahibara forests under Anandpur in Banka District of Bihar. The SFs, comprising personnel from the STF of Bihar Police and Sashastra Seema Bal SSB, recovered two SLRs, an AK-47 rifle and some grenades at the encounter site. No SFs were injured during the encounter.

Violent
February 21 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A group of about 30 armed CPI-Maoist cadres abducted at least five villagers of Mahupadar and Kamarpalli villages under Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha on February 20. Maoist suspected them to be 'Police informers' and held them hostage for more than 12 hours before setting them free today. The Maoists had tried them in a Praja court (on the charges of being 'Police informers'. They were also beaten up severely before being allowed to walk free. The abducted villagers were Rama Kabasi, Rame Madhi, Unga Kabasi, Chaitanya Madhi and Deba Madkami.

Violent
February 22 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Mangal Mara (25), a native of Timapur village was injured in an IED blast, triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place between Timapur and Murdanda villages under Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP, Mohit Garg said. CPI-Maoist cadres have planted the IEDs to target SFs on this strategically important route often used by SFs. Security personnel have set up their camps both in Timapur and Murdanda.

Violent
February 22 Odisha

CM Naveen Patnaik, requested Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, to ask the UMHA to waive the entire amount of charges on deployment of CAPFs personnel in the Naxal affected areas in Odisha. Around 15 Battalions of State Police Forces have been raised and engaged in combat of the Naxals. Over a 20,000-Police Force cadre has been created to face the CPI-Maoist menace. At present, 16 Battalions of CAPFs have been deployed in the State's Maoist zones, besides a CoBRA Battalion in Koraput. The State Government has been repeatedly drawing attention of the Union Government that there is a gross asymmetric deployment of CAPFs in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts along the border vis-à-vis Chhattisgarh. This is creating serious security vacuum in these two districts, for which there is influx of Chhattisgarh-based CPI- Maoist cadres into Odisha.

Non-Violent
February 23 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Suspecting them to be sympathisers of CPI-Maoist, Vizag Rural Police and Special Forces arrested up to 60 villagers in Koyyuru and GK Veedhi Mandals at Visakha Agency in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. It is important to note that, two persons from GK Veedhi Mandal - Gemmela Ashok (32) and Pangi Naresh (25) - were arrested, on February 2, at Chitrakonda area in Odisha by SFs when they were allegedly purchasing food grains for Maoists.

Violent
February 23 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The District administration of Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh plans to set up around 200 mobile towers in the rural areas including a major portion of Visakha Agency to curb CPI-Maoist movement as well as address various other issues.

Non-Violent
February 23 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five cadres of CPI-Maoist were arrested by SFs from the forest of Ganganpalli village under Basaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. One of the arrested Maoists is Velkamrama (25), who was active as head of DAKMS and carried a reward of INR 100,000. The other four arrested Maoists were identified as Podiyam Shankar (25), Karam Ramesh (20), Odiyam Hurra (25) and Sodhi Samaiyya (30), all active as lower rung members.

Violent
February 23 Latehar District of Jharkhand

An active cadre of CPI-Maoist, Ramlagan Paharia was arrested in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Paharia was arrested during a joint anti-Naxal offensive of the Police and the CRPF.

Violent
February 23 Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra

Two hardcore women cadres of the CPI-Maoist carrying cash reward of INR 400,000 each surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoists have been identified as Sumitra Madvi alias Manila (35) of village Simrikhal under Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra and Jagi Madkami alias Namita (33) of Tekguda village in Malkangiri District. According to SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, Sumita joined the CPI-Maoist organisation in 2001 and was working as an 'area committee member' of the AOBSZC.

Non-Violent
February 24 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A team of Greyhounds, the elite anti-Naxal force of Andhra Pradesh Police, killed two Naxals in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The slain Maoists were identified as Gemmeli Narayan Rao alias Jambri and Chittibabu. Jambri was a 'divisional committee member' of Galikonda area committee of the CPI-Maoist. Police recovered a Thompson sub-machine gun, a shotgun and three detonators. Jambri, native of Mettiguda under GK Veedhi Mandal in Vizag Agency area, carried a reward of INR 400,000 on his head. He had played a key role in the killing of 37 members of Greyhounds in Balimela in 2008

Violent
February 25 Suryapet District of Telangana

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a private bus at Metlacheruvu village under Bhadrakali Police limits in Suryapet District of Telangana. The bus was carrying about 26 passengers to Bijapur in Chhattisgarh from Venkatapuram of Jayashankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana.

Violent
February 25 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

District Force and CRPF 85 Battalion arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs also demolished a Naxal memorial during the time the search operation to find the Naxalites were on. The identity of the Maoist is yet to be ascertained.

Violent
February 25 District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a private passenger bus in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Security has been stepped up across Bastar division which comprises the Districts of Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Sukma and Kanker.

Violent
February 26 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A 207th CoBRA jawan of West Bengal, identified as Om Prakash (32), was seriously injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at a hill near Basadera village under Ghatshila Police Station area in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Violent
February 26 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two vehicles, in two separate incidents including a private passenger bus in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The bus was set ablaze near Gatam village and a MUV was set ablaze at Karcheli. Nobody was injured in the two incidents. SFs were rushed to both the spots and a combing operation was launched.

Non-Violent
February 26 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Police in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The identity of the CPI-Maoist cadres is yet to be ascertained.

Non-Violent
February 27 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kotesu, died on the spot and a Sabari Committee 'militia commander', Kaaki Kannayya, suffered serious injuries while planting pressure bomb in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The spot where the incident took place was near National Highway 30.

Violent
February 27 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze trucks and damaged a culvert on National Highway in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh Two trucks were set ablaze by CPI-Maoist cadres in Kukanar Police Station of the District. The CPI-Maoist cadres also blew up an under-construction culvert near Pedakurti village under Dornapal Police Station in the District. The Maoist cadres damaged a slurry pipeline belonging to a private steel company in Gadiras area of the District bordering Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
February 27 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a timber depot at a forest and blocked a road in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. They (Maoists) blocked the Sironcha-Alapalli road by placing some tree trunks, thus disrupting the vehicular movement.

Violent
February 27 Koraput District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the machines used for road construction at Mankidi village under Podapadar Panchayat in Koraput District of Odisha. According to sources more than ten Maoist cadres stormed into a contractor's camp and set a JCB and a road-roller machine on fire.

Violent
February 27 Khammam District of Telangana

An uneasy calm reigned over the interior tribal pockets in Bhadrachalam division in Khammam District of Telangana along the restive inter-State border AP and Chhattisgarh during the nation-wide bandh called by CPI-Maoist against "Operation Green Hunt". The bandh had some impact on the bus services in the remote tribal areas in Charla and Dummugudem mandals adjoining the strife-ridden south Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The Bhadrachalam sub-division Police also intensified road opening patrol in the interior areas bordering AP.

Non Violent
February 28 Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh

A special NIA court in Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh sentenced five Naxal sympathisers to ten years of imprisonment for acting as couriers of the CPI-Maoist and supplying explosives to them. Five sympathisers are identified as Babulal Sharma, Tarak Kundu, Katiyaram Nareti, Rajesh Dhurva and Shatrughan Vaishnav. The court also slapped a fine of INR 500 on each of them. Chhattisgarh has two NIA courts, one at Bilaspur District and another at Dantewada District. This is the first case in the state in which an NIA court has given its verdict.

Non- Violent
February 28 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by SFs near forests of Parcheli village under Katekalyan Police Station limits of the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Those arrested were identified as Hidma Vetti (22), Pojja Vetti (22), Somaru Mandavi (20), Somdu Vetti (20) and Fagnu Vetti (19), all natives of Parcheli village. They were involved in setting ablaze two vehicles, including a passenger bus, in Dantewada District on February 26.

Violent
February 28 West Midnapore and Purulia Districts of West Bengal

SFs launched a hunt for the last squad of CPI-Maoist, led by Akash, secretary of the state organising committee in West Midnapore and Purulia Districts of West Bengal. The squad comprises seven to 10 cadres and is based near Ghatshila area in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. According to Police, the squad is active in and around Dampara area in Ghatshila sub-division. Atul Mahato, believed to be another cadre of the state organising committee, is also with the squad. The squad popularly known as Gurabandha squad was also involved in formulating policies for revival of Maoist armed units in Purulia and West Midnapore Districts.

Violent
March 2 Kaimur District of Bihar

A self-proclaimed CPI-Maoist leader Vijay Kharbar was arrested from Adhaura in Kaimur District of Bihar. SP, Harpreet Kaur said a rifle and 47 live cartridges were seized from his possession. Kharbar was wanted by Kaimur and Rohtas Police for his involvement in Naxalite related incidents.

Violent
March 2 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

One woman CPI-Maoist cadre killed in encounter with SFs at Jagdalpur in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Arms and ammunition also recovered in search operation

Violent
March 2 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A top woman CPI-Maoist cadre Budhri alias Geeta surrendered before the Commandant of CRPF's 80th Battalion at Jagdalpur in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Budhri, a member of military wing of CPI -Maoist - PLGA was absconding for several years and SFs had announced a reward of INR 800,000 on her head. She carried a 303 rifle with her.

Non-Violent
March 2 Latehar District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres launched a poster campaign in Latehar District of Jharkhand to refute allegations of their involvement in promoting poppy cultivation. The posters have been pasted in Bandhua and Palheya village under Manika Police Station of Latehar District.

Non-Violent
March 2 Kalahandi District of Odisha

An explosion took place on Jugasaipatna road in Kalahandi District of Odisha. SFs suspected CPI-Maoist cadres might have planted landmines which led to the explosion on the road. No casualties have been reported in the explosion.

Violent
March 3 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two SF personnel of the CAF 10th battalion were killed and two others sustained injuries in an exchange of fire with the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place near Cherli village under Mirtur Police Station limits when a joint team of CAF and District Police was out on a road security operation, IG (in-charge), Bastar Range, Sundarraj P said. The two slain SFs were Hemant Kumar, constable of the CAF and Gubba Ram, assistant constable of District Police.

Violent
March 4 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Eight CPI-Maoist militia members surrendered before the Police in the Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Chintapalli Deputy DSP, Anil Pulaapaati said the CPI-Maoist militia members surrendered voluntarily at GK Veedhi Police Station limits. The eight members include Pangi Sobhan, Thambelu Lakshmana Rao, Korra Kameswara Rao, Vanthala Srinu, Lakshmana Rao, Malleswara Rao, Sana and Gemmali Balayya. All the surrendered Maoists hail from Lakkavarapu panchayat of Pedda Konda village, Pamurai village and Devarapalli villages of GK Veedhi in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Non- Violent
March 4 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Lohardaga and Latehar Police, along with CRPF and Jharkhand Jaguar, busted hideouts of the CPI-Maoist commanders Ravindra Gonjhu and Muneshwar Gonjhu, at Kisko Police station in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. SFs recovered three powerful cylinder bombs, besides a 20-metre codex wire, planted along a road.

Violent
March 4 Jayshankar Bhupalapally District Telangana

An IED planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres was discovered by villagers in Venkatapuram Mandal of the Jayshankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana. Local Police officials cautioned villagers and shepherds not to enter into the forest as they had no clue as to how many such IEDs may have been planted by CPI-Maoist cadres

Violent
March 4 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Lohardaga and Latehar Police, along with the CRPF and Jharkhand Jaguar, busted hideouts of the CPI-Maoist, 'commanders' Ravindra Gonjhu and Muneshwar Gonjhu, at Kisko Police Station in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. SFs recovered three powerful cylinder bombs, besides a 20-metre codex wire, planted along a road.

Violent
March 4 Jayshankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana

An IED planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres was discovered by villagers in Venkatapuram Mandal of the Jayshankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana. Local Police officials cautioned villagers and shepherds not to enter into the forest as they had no clue as to how many such IEDs may have been planted by CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent
March 5 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, Waga Kawasi (35) alias Raju, involved in at least nine murders, surrendered before Malkangiri SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Odisha Government had declared reward of INR 100,000 for his capture. Waga joined the CPI-Maoist organisation in 2004 and has been an active member of the Kalimela Area Committee.

Non-Violent
March 5 East Champaran District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres demanded INR 800,000 'levy', from Nutan Construction Company in East Champaran District of Bihar. Nutan Construction Company employee Sonu Singh registered an FIR at Pakridayal Police Station in the District, saying some motorcycle-borne persons had visited the site of the construction firm and threatened to blow up its equipment if INR 850,000 was not paid as 'levy' to the CPI-Maoist. "One of them identified himself as CPI-Maoist 'area commander' Mithu Ram", Sonu said. Nutan Construction Company is engaged in construction of approach road to a bridge on Patahi-Shikargunj road in the District.

Violent
March 6 Koraput District of Odisha

Narayanpatna Police arrested four suspected CPI-Maoist cadres from Koraput District of Odisha. The arrestees are identified as Basanta Hantal of Kotiya village, Purno Tadangi and Rajiv Tadangi of Upar Gumandi village - all in the District - and S Murali Krishna, a contractor from Gajapati District of Odisha. Suspected Maoists had allegedly set fire to a JCB machine and other road construction equipment near Podapadar village under Narayanpatna Police limits on February 27.

Violent
March 7 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of District Force and ITBP recovered two IEDs, allegedly planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres during a search operation in the interiors of Iragaon area in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The explosives, one IED weighed 10 kilograms, another was of around five kilograms, packed in steel tiffin boxes were seized from a dirt track near Churegaon village under the Iragaon Police Station limits, a District Police official said

Violent
March 7 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Delhi University Professor, G N Saibaba and four others were sentenced to undergo life imprisonment by Gadchiroli Sessions Court of Maharashtra, for their links with CPI-Maoist cadres. The wheelchair-bound English teacher of Ram Lal Anand College in New Delhi, Saibaba (47), with 90 per cent disability, was arrested in May 2014 from his home in Delhi by Maharashtra Police's ANO unit. The court also sentenced to life JNU student Hem Mishra, former journalist Prashant Rahi, Mahesh Tirki, Pandu Narote.

Non- Violent
March 8 Gaya District of Bihar

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the 205th battalion of the CoBRA of the CRPF, at Baskatwa jungles under Gurpa Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar. Acting on tip-off of a meeting of top Maoist leaders in the area, the SFs launched an operation in the forest. On seeing the SFs, the rebels started firing leading to fierce encounter, in which the four rebels were killed. SFs found the four bodies of the rebels along with their arms lying close to them. The arms included two INSAS assault rifles, one SLR and one AK-47 assault rifle. The slain Maoist cadres were identified as Anil alias Deepak, 'zonal commander' of Magadh area committee action team, Rajesh Ravidas, 'sub-zonal commander', Nepali Yadav and Uttam.

Violent
March 8 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A BSF officer was injured, when an IED, apparently planted by the CPI-Maoist, exploded while it was being defused by a BDS in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near a BSF camp in Korenar village under Bande Police Station limits. The injured officer was identified as Assistant Commandant Pradeep M, attached to the BSF's 171 Battalion. The home-made bomb was placed beneath the ground on a dirt track between Korenar village and the BSF camp, about 125 kilometres from Raipur, and it was spotted during a search operation by security personnel.

Violent
March 8 Jayashankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana

A landmine, planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, on a road leading to Palem Vagu irrigation project near Rachapally village at Venkatapuram Mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana was defused by the Police. SP, R Bhaskaran told that since the village was near the Chhattisgarh border, the CPI-Maoist group, in order to establish their presence, planted the landmine and tried to create panic among the locals. The landmine was spotted by the workers of the Palem Vagu project on March 4, and the Police was informed about it.

Violent
March 10 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A former Sarpanch, Madvi Dula (55), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at in Tokanpalli forest under Chintagufa Police station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Dula was abducted by Maoists, on March 9, on suspicion of being a 'Police informer'.

Violent
March 10 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two women CPI-Maoist cadres, Tati Bheema and Kunjam Somdi, were arrested from Usoor Police Station area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered a .303 rifle, 41 live rounds, electronic detonators and Maoist uniform.

Violent
March 11 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Twelve CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured in an attack by the CPI-Maoist near Bhejji in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Senior Police officials of Sukma District said that Maoist opened indiscriminate fire on a ROP between Bhejji and Kottacheru. Reports said the rebels looted weapons from the slain security personnel and took away the wireless radio sets from the spot. Further, details are awaited as the operation is going on. The deceased CRPF personnel have been identified as Inspector Jagjit Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspectors H.B. Bhatt and Narender Kumar Singh, Head Constables Jagdish Prasad Vishnoi and P.R. Minde and Constables Mangesh Pal Pandey, Rampal Singh Yadav, Goraknath, Nand Kumar Patra, Satish Kumar Verma, K Shankar and Suresh Kumar.

Violent
March 12 Kalahandi District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a road construction machine and a two-wheeler at Badapadar village under Bijepur Police limits in Kalahandi District of Odisha. According to reports, a group of over five Maoists set ablaze a JCB and a motorcycle belonging to the contractor, identified as Rajendra Sahoo, protesting road construction work. "Last night a group of Maoists arrived at my home in search of me. However, I managed to hide following which they took the key of the JCB from driver and set the machine on fire on the outskirts of the village," said Rajendra.

Violent
March 14 Gaya District of Bihar

A man identified as Kaushal Paswan (30) was shot dead by CPI-Maoist cadres near Mahuraushan village in Gaya District of Bihar. Paswan was a member of an anti-Maoist outfit - Bhakt Sangharsh Samiti - formed last year by some Dalits as a vigilante group against Maoists after they had killed some members of Bhuian and Paswan communities during assembly polls in 2015.

Violent
March 14 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Assistant constable, Phagu Ram Mandavi (42) of the CRPF was killed by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Mandavi was visiting Bodli village 'Mela' (fair) under Bangpal Police Station.

Violent
March 14 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Deva Madhi alias Raghu, a CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying INR 100,000 reward on his head, surrendered before Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Raghu was working as a member of LGS of Kalimela Dalam for the last four years. He was allegedly involved in the murder of Tulsiram Bedara, Jaga Madkami, Deva Madkami, Ganga Padiami, Madan Hantala, Gurumurti Madhi, Sama Padiami and Badu Hantala in 2013.

Non-Violent
March 15 East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Mohan Murmu and Sundar Soren of Ghurabandha squad of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the District administration in Jwalkata village under Ghurabandha Police Station area at Ghatshila sub-division in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. They were aides of Kanu Munda, who is the former 'secretary' of JBORC of CPI -Maoist.

Non-Violent
March 15 Odisha

A report of the Home Department of Odisha Government, the standing committee chairman Ramesh Chandra Chaya Patnaik, told the Odisha Assembly that as 39 CPI-Maoist were neutralised while 23 civilians and three security personnel were killed in 2016. Report also stated that LWE situation remained challenging in parts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Bolangir, Bargarh, Boudh, Angul and Nayagarh Districts.

Non- Violent
March 16 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with SFs in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place between a team of the DRG and CPI-Maoist cadres near Kochwahi village under Narayanpur Police Station limits. SFs recovered a .315 rifle, a country-made revolver, two wireless sets and Naxal LWE related materials. Two powerful IED weighing 25 kilograms each were also recovered. A massive combing operation has been launched in the region to trace the attackers.

Violent
March 16 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Bijja Poonem (26) and Raghu Kadiyam (31), were arrested from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Two of them were carrying a reward of INR 5,000 on their head.

Violent
March 16 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Eleven CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered during 'Police Mitra' programme at the Ongnaar village under Benoor Police Station limits in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Of the surrendered, Nemchand Gavde, Ramsingh Potai, Giluram Potai, Sonu Gavde, Manghal Singh Korram, Bholu Ram Potai, Dhansingh Vadde, Ghasia Potai and Sudu Ram Salam, were carrying low cash rewards on their heads. Besides, warrant was pending against Jamru Ram Potai and Sumita Kavde.

Violent
March 17 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police arrested Raju Korcha, a 'platoon commander' of CPI-Maoist, carrying reward of INR 800,000 on his head from Rengawahi area of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
March 18 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A woman and four other cadres of CPI-Maoist surrendered before Vizag Rural Police on Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The Maoists cited a range of reasons from ill-health to harsh treatment from their leadership which prompted their decision to surrender. The surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres are Gemmili Chandramma alias Akhila (33) of ACM of Kalimela (Odisha) Dalam 'commander' of Armed Militia Lasingi Matchayya (27) alias Matsya Raju, Korra Subba Rao (27) and his uncle Korra Lakshmana Rao (55) and Takkiri Hedbeen (33). Hedbeen surrendered due to harassment from Maoists.

Violent
March 18 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Six Maoists including a senior woman cadre and two Policemen were killed while three SFs personnel, including two SI were injured in a gun-battle in forests of restive Dantewada District in Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh. An injured Maoist cadre was also arrested from the spot. IGP in-charge Bastar Range Sundarraj P said, "The skirmish took place at around 2 PM between a team of state Police's DRG and the ultras in the jungles of Burgum village under Aranpur Police station limits." During search, five bodies of ultras, including two women, belonging to Malangir Area Committee of Maoists, and a few weapons, including one AK 47 rifle and one INSAS rife, were recovered, the IG said, adding one injured Maoist was arrested. However, DRG constable Nirmal Netam and a Gopniya Sukram Gavde also killed in the exchange of fire, he added. Of the women Maoists killed in the encounter, one was identified as Palle, who was active as 'secretary' of Malangir Area Committee and member of Darbha Divisional Committee of Maoists and another as Vijje, a member of the same area committee, he said. Palle was carrying a reward of INR 800,000 on her head while Vijje was carrying a reward of INR 500,000, Police said. The identity of three other Maoists was being ascertained, he added.

Violent
March 18 Kalahandi District of Odisha

One of the three villagers abducted by the cadres of CPI-Maoist, on March 15, was killed by the Maoists, while other two were released unhurt in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The body of Banamali Naik was found today in front of his house.

Violent
March 18 Palamu District of Jharkhand

Armed cadres of CPI-Maoist blew up the two-room house of a para teacher, Beerbal Ram, at Gowasarey village under Pandu Police Station, 52 Kilometers from Daltonganj in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Nobody was injured in the incident. SP, Palamu District, Indrajeet Mahatha said, "The Maoists suspect this para-teacher to be a sympathizer of a rival outfit TPC and we believe this was the reason behind this attack on his home." TPC is a splinter group of CPI-Maoist.

Violent

March 18

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs near Burgam village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. SFs also recovered an AK series rifle from the encounter site

Violent

March 19 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres released a press statement carrying an image of assembled modern weapons they looted from the dead CRPF personnel. The picture along with the statement released by the South Bastar Divisional Committee of CPI-Maoist showed four AK-47 assault rifles, six INSAS assault rifles, one Light Machine Gun LMG, one UBGL two wireless sets and over 1130 bullet cartridges taken away by the rebels. The Maoists praised their cadres of PLGA -- the armed wing of the banned organisation-- that "carried out" the attack on a road opening party, killing twelve CRPF jawans in Sukma on March 11.

Non-Violent
March 19 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered a powerful, nearly eight Kilograms, IED, suspected to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres to harm a patrolling team, in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The IED was later destroyed with the help of a BDS.

Violent
March 19 Rayagada District of Odisha

Posters written in Odia by the CPI-Maoist cadres of the Rayagada Area Committee affixed in tree trunks were found at Parsali Gram Panchayat office under Kalyan Singhpur Block in Rayagada District of Odisha. The posters depicted the pro-people works undertaken by the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

March 19

Bijapur District of Bastar Division of Chattisgarh

Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested, in two separate incidents, by SFs during a search operation in Bijapur District of Bastar Division of Chattisgarh. In the first incident, a CPI-Maoist, identified as Uika Baru (50), was arrested from an unspecified area under Basaguda Police Station. In other incident, four lower rank CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by CRPF’s 199th Battalion and District Force from an unspecified area under Mirtur Police Station. Those arrested were identified as Bhima Telam (25), Ayatu Banjam alias Bodda (30), Sukman Vanjam (25) and Baman Mandavi (25).

Violent

March 20

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of District Force and CRPF’s 195th Battalion arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres from an area under Katekalyan Police Station in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The arrestees were identified as Hando Mandavi son of Budhram Mandavi and Kosa Mandavi son of Deva, both native of Metapal village. Maoists were carrying cash reward of INR 100,000 each.

Violent

March 20

Gumla District of Jharkhand

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed a para-teacher, identified as Charku Yadav alias Sandip Yadav (30), at Jori village in Gumla District of Jharkhand. CPI-Maoist cadres also left a pamphlet which labelled Yadav as ‘Police informer’ and accused Police of giving patronage to JJMP. JJMP is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist. The pamphlets also decried Operation Green Hunt - an anti-Naxal drive that has been stopped long back - and urged the masses to support the Naxals in fighting Police oppression. They claimed that CPI-Maoist and their subsidiaries such as PGLA and JMP now stood united.

Violent

March 20

Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

District Police arrested three CPI-Maoist sympathisers and recovered explosives from their possession at Charla forest region in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. Accused were identified as Mohan of Mahbubabad, Gunji Vikram and Sode Deva from Chhattisgarh. It is learnt that the arrested persons took INR 80,000 from the CPI-Maoist cadres to bring explosives from Yampuram market in Chhattisgarh.

Violent

March 21

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two Police constables, identified as Budra and Mansai posted at Darbha Police Station were injured in an encounter between SFs and the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Police recovered some Naxal documents, uniform and other related materials from the spot.

Violent

March 21

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed an abducted villager by slitting his throat and released other in Rayagada District of Odisha. According to reports, Mali Pusika and Mandu Pusika– two villagers of Sapalajhola under Muniguda Police limits in the District– were abducted by the Maoists on March 19. While Police recovered the body of Mali Pusika this morning (March 21), Mandu Pusika was reportedly freed by the Maoists.

Violent

March 21

Khammam District of Telangana

The District Police arrested two suspected CPI-Maoist couriers while they were allegedly transporting detonator fuse wires in Khammam District of Telangana. The Police also seized 3,000 metres of fuse wire from Madivi Kosa (21) and Madakam Kamulu (23) both residents of Bijapur District of Karnataka had purchased the fuse wire from one Mohan for INR 40,000, on the instructions of Haribhishan, Damodar, Azad and others and were arrested during vehicle checking, said Charla Police. The arrestees are allegedly members of the Pamedu LOS and were working under their ‘commander’ Kamalakka, Police said.

Violent

March 22

Andhra/Odisha Border

The CPI-Maoist handed over the charge to Takkedapalli Vasudeva Rao aka Asanna as the new secretary of the east division. Asanna, the nephew of former AOBSZC member Gopanna, led the action team that attacked CM Chandrababu Naidu at Alipiri in Tirupati in 2003. He is known to be a mastermind of deadly surprise attacks. Asanna also was a member of the action team that killed former Andhra Pradesh Home Minister Madhava Reddy while he was returning from Bhuvangiri in 2000.

Non-Violent

March 22

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

An encounter took place between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres at Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. However, there were no reports of causalities

Violent

March 22

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Policeman was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Bastar Division in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place at Kuprel village coming under Farsegarh Police Station limits when the Assistant Constable Tarun Sodi (29) had gone there for some personal work, Bijapur District SP KL Dhruv said. A group of Maoists reached into the village and shot Sodi before slitting his throat with a sharp edged weapon, the SP further said

Violent

March 22

Khammam District of Telangana

Taking stock of loses suffered in recent encounters in Chhattisgarh due to lack of a strong courier system, the CPI-Maoist is seeking to spread its activities and the outfit is planning to establish a faithful courier system in Khammam District of Telangana. According to information, the CPI-Maoist leadership is planning to recruit new cadres and also recruit couriers by offering huge amounts as they cannot survive without couriers as all materials, medicines and essential commodities including arms are supplied by the couriers to them. It is learnt that Maoist recruitment is ongoing near the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. Maoists are focusing on Guttikoyas and unemployed tribals and luring them with their preaching.

Violent

March 22

West Midnapore District of West Bengal

Two CPI-Maoist operatives from Belpahari area surrendered before the Police in West Midnapore District of West Bengal. Maniram Sardar and Kabita Sardar were part of the Madan Baske squad of the Maoists and had expressed desire to shun violence and return to the mainstream of the society, the Police said. The duos also laid down one rifle, 13 one-shutter pistols and live cartridges. Both Maniram and Kabita were wanted in as many as 12 cases in the District and neighbouring Jharkhand and were accused of being involved in the murders of JMM MP, Sunil Mahato, and Belpahari CPI-M leader Sudhir Singh Sardar, the Police said.

Non-Violent

March 23

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

SFs of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh found three arrow bombs used by CPI-Maoist cadres in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. These bombs were planned and designed in Visakha Agency. Arrow bombs were designed and tested in Vizag Agency 10 years ago. These bombs are aimed in the air and not directly at the target. The bombs are made with detonators which blasts on hitting the target, said a senior officer involved in the anti-Naxal operations.

 

Non-Violent

March 23

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

The Central Committee of the CPI-Maoist, called a 24-hour countrywide bandh on March 29, in Ranchi District of Jharkhand, to protest the life imprisonment of CPI-Maoist ‘ideologue’ and DU Professor G.N. Saibaba and four others by Gadchiroli District (Maharashtra) court for aiding Naxal activities. 

Non-Violent

March 23

Odisha

The State Government of Odisha has pressed the MHA for mobilisation of two more Battalions of CAPF to strengthen anti- CPI-Maoist operations in Odisha. State DGP K B Singh informed media persons that the demand was made to CRPF Special DG (Central Zone). At present, 16 battalions of Central Forces have been deployed in Odisha in comparison to more than over 100 Battalions each in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Of the 16 battalions of Central Forces deployed in Odisha, eight are from CRPF, while one is a CoBRA unit of the CRPF.

Non-Violent

March 24

Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh High Court at Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh rejected the bail application of the seven activists from Telangana, who were arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh in December 2016. They were charged of carrying CPI-Maoist literature and banned currency. They were booked under Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act.

Violent

March 24

Rohtas District of Bihar

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, wanted in about a dozen cases, in Rohtas District of Bihar.  Police also recovered two country-made rifles, detonators and live cartridges from their possession.

Violent

March 25

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

SFs destroyed a solar-powered printing press installed by the CPI-Maoist on a mountain top in a remote forest of Madopara in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The printing unit was reportedly used to publish documents, statements and other publications of the banned organization. “During a search operation, the forces found a small printing press set up, powered by portable solar panels. Some printed documents and other publications of the Maoists were traced at the location. This is the first time that the police have found out such a setup used by Maoists,” said a senior Police officer. Acting on a tip-off about the location of Maoist leaders, a joint team of District Police Force and the DRG launched a search operation and reached the area. “The rebels, after being cornered, had opened fire on the troopers. There was exchange of fire following which the ultras fled. The forces further continued their movement and found the printing press unit, heavy batteries and solar plates on the mountain”, the Police said.

Violent

March 25

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Three wanted cadres, including two women of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before the District Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha, citing exploitation from their leaders and ill health as the reasons. Each of them carried a reward of `one lakh on their heads. The trio, Malle Bedingi alias Malle, Merry Karnem alias Divya alias Laxmi and Deba Madkami alias Deba belonged to Kalimela LOS under the AOBSZC of the CPI-Maoist. All three were active members of Kalimela Area Committee under the Malkangiri division of the AOBSZC.

Violent

March 27

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Suspected PLFI cadres killed David Soy (20), outside his house in Gompilla under Torpa Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. The rebels suspected Soy of being a ‘Police informer’. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

March 28

Odisha

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik claimed that law and order situation in the State remained peaceful and CPI-Maoist activities had been curtailed to a great extent. "The Left-wing extremism remains largely contained to few pockets in the state, such as in parts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nuapada, Kalahandi and Rayagada districts. The security forces have been successful in handling the rebels on all fronts," said CM Naveen. Giving a reply on the Home Department budget discussion, CM Naveen also said: "Altogether 39 rebels were neutralised during anti-Maoist operations in 2016. In a major success, 28 rebels were neutralised in the cut-off area of Malkangiri during anti-Maoist operation jointly planned by Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police." CM Naveen said recruitment to the CPI-Maoist organisation had dwindled and the mass support base of the Maoists had weakened because of proactive governance initiative and Police action. He also stated: "The overall crime situation in the state has remained under control. In 2016, no significant increase in cases has been registered in comparison to 2015."

Statement

March 28

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

Roopesh, Shyna, Anoop, Kannan and Veeramani of the CPI-Maoist were produced before the Principal District Sessions court in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. On the day, the Judge was likely to hear their plea for translation of the charge sheet in either Tamil or English. Their lawyer M. Balamurugan said that portions of the charge sheet were in Malayalam, Hindi and a few other languages that the accused did not understand. As the argument related to the plea went on for some time with the Public Prosecutor objecting to it, Judge R. Pongiappan adjourned the case and said that he would hear the plea on April 17. The five Maoists were arrested in Karumathampatti suburb of Coimbatore District in May 2015.

Non-Violent

March 29

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

John Szlazak, a Canadian national who went missing from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on March 27, returned safe. Szlazak, who was on a bicycle expedition from Mumbai to Bastar, was allegedly held by lower-rung CPI-Maoist cadres in Singamadgu village under Chintagufa Police Station limits of Sukma District. “He is safe. He is reported to be in Singamadgu village area with ‘Sangham’ (local Maoist group) members,” Sukma, SP, Abhishek Meena said. The officer said the Canadian national hadn’t been taken hostage, but it seemed to be “a case of communication gap.”

Non-Violent

March 30

Rayagada District of Odisha

Around 20 armed CPI-Maoist cadres stormed into Daikallu railway station office in Rayagada District of Odisha, and exploded a tiffin bomb inside it after dragging out the station master outside. “At least 15-20 armed Maoists arrived at the station at around 1.30 a.m. They first ransacked the office,” said station master S.K. Parida. The Maoists then pulled the station staffs out of the office. Soon they triggered an explosion in the office and snatched away the walkie-talkie used by the Station Master, the statement of the East Coast Railway said. The Maoists left the station after 2 a.m. The window of the office and several properties were damaged in the explosion, sources said. Before fleeing the spot, the Maoists also put up posters and banners of the CPI-Maoist protesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Odisha and appointment of non-Odia administrative and Police officers in the State.

Violent

March 30

Odisha

The Odisha Government decided to intensify its anti-Maoist operation in the worst LWE affected areas of the State. The decision was taken during a unified command meet in Bhubaneswar (the states’ capital) held under the chairmanship of State Chief Secretary A P Padhi. “Among other issues, we discussed the development of infrastructure in police stations, road and bridge connectivity in LWE-hit areas, intensifying joint operations against Maoists, deployment of force and sharing of information between states at the unified command meeting,” DGP, Odisha, K B Singh said. Barring the Sunki Ghat blast incident in Koraput District, there has been noticeable decline in Maoist violence and incidents, Chief Secretary Padhi said adding, the recently concluded panchayat elections were comparatively peaceful in LWE-hit areas than the previous rural polls in 2012. “The Gurupriya Bridge connecting the cut-off area in Malkangiri District would be completed soon. This will improve connectivity to far flung areas and will also be helpful in carrying out operations,” Padhi stated.

Violent

March 30

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Cadres of the JJMP, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, set ablaze a dumper near a CCL colliery in Tandwa area in Chatra District of Jharkhand. At least 10 to 15 Maoists raided Magadh colliery project, a private company engaged by the CCL at Tandawa and set the vehicle on fire. Denial of ‘levy’ sought by Maoists is suspected to be the reason behind the attack.

Violent

March 30

Giridih District of Jharkhand

Police and CRPF demolished a Maoist bunker in Dumri in Giridih District of Jharkhand during a search, and recovered Maoist literature and items of daily use.

Violent

March 30

Khunti District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadre Soma Munda was arrested from the outskirts of the town in Khunti District of Jharkhand. ‘Levy’ amounting to INR 48,000 was found on him. Soma figures as a named accused in over a dozen incidents of Maoist violence and carried a reward of INR 50,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

March 30

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Two active cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested from Tamar Police Station area in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Ram Mohan Munda and Dawood Tirkey were involved in the murder of Jivan Singh Munda, head of Burusingu village, in Tamar last year. Based on their information, Police have recovered the murder weapon - a country-made pistol and some incriminating documents from the arrested Maoists. Both of them also have a criminal background.

Non-Violent

March 30

Andhra Pradesh

The NIA suspects that the Kuneru rail accident in Andhra Pradesh, in which over 40 people were killed due to the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express near Kuneru on January 22, was orchestrated by the CPI-Maoist, a FIR registered by the agency said. “The Central government is of the opinion that the act of derailment is a suspected terrorist act by Left Wing Extremists and is a scheduled offence under the NIA Act,” an FIR registered by the NIA said. A senior NIA official said it was preliminary information and the probe was yet to be completed and they were exploring all angles. Since the area is close to the Maoist-affected zone, the suspicion of their involvement cannot be ruled out, said an official.

Statement

March 31

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a villager in Malkangiri District of Odisha, suspecting him to be a ‘Police informer’. The deceased has been identified as Raghu Hantal from Cheliamunda village under MV 79 Police Station limits in the District.

Violent

March 31

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Maoists killed a GRS of Jantapali village under Chitrakonda Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha by slitting his throat. The deceased was identified as Jaga Rao. The Maoists had earlier threatened Jaga to leave his job. However, he didn’t do so for which a group of Maoists stormed into his house during night, dragged him outside and murdered him by slitting his throat.

Violent

March 31

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

At least 33 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including half-a-dozen middle level ranking cadres (surrendered) laid down arms to join the mainstream in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Significantly, 14 of these surrendered Maoists hailed from Bhudrimahu village, considered citadel of dreaded Kanger Valley Area Committee operating in the District. “Significance of today’s surrender of Naxals is fall of the citadel of the Kanger Valley Area Committee,” Bastar range IGP in-charge P. Sunder Raj said. Kanger Valley Area Committee, functioning under Darbha Division of the CPI-Maoist, was considered the most ruthless unit of the outlawed outfit.

Non-Violent

April 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Nearly two dozen supporters of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha. 23 rebel supporters, including 11 women cadres, surrendered before the Police at Kalimela Police Station in the District. The surrendered include four militia members, sources said. All the 23 surrendered belong to Elakanur village under Kalimela Police limits. The villagers said that they were disillusioned by the Maoist ideology and wanted to join the mainstream.

Non-Violent

April 2

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

An IED allegedly planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres was recovered under a culvert near Mohpal village in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The explosive, weighing around 20 kilograms and packed in a steel container, was planted under the culvert in the Badedongar area of the District, ASP, Maheshwar Nag said. The explosive was immediately destroyed on the spot; Nag said adding that it was meant to harm the security personnel during their operations in the area.

Non-Violent

April 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a former Salwa Judum activist in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Modiam Somlu (50) was fatally attacked by the Maoists at Loharpara village in the District early this morning, Police said. Somlu, a native of Pundri village, had gone to Loharpara, to fetch ‘sulfi’ when a group of armed rebels stormed there. The Maoists pumped bullets into him and also stabbed him with sharp-edged weapons, he said.

Violent

April 3

Jamui District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested in a joint operation of Bihar Police, SSB and CRPF, from Manikkhtan village of Jamui District of Bihar. The Police recovered heavy arms and ammunition including 1 AK-56 rifle, 5 AK-56 magazines, 108 rounds of AK ammunition, 1 pistol, 2 grenades and three detonators.

Violent

April 3

Gaya District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Lausinha village in Gaya District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, a joint team of CRPF’s CoBRA unit arrested the Maoist in connection with setting on fire an under-construction railway station at Kharaundh in Nawada District in October 2016.

Violent

April 4

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly set ablaze two poclain machines and a truck engaged in laying water pipeline in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near Muchnar village under Barsoor Police limits where a water pipeline is being laid. A group of rebels stormed at the work site and after threatening the workers to leave the place, they set on fire two poclain machines engaged in excavation work and a truck parked at the spot this morning, he said. “No one was injured in the incident,” Police said.

Violent

April 4

Jamui District of Bihar

The hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre arrested from Jamui District of Bihar, with an AK-56 assault rifle and hand grenades, was identified as Shyam Marandi alias Manoj Da alias Umesh Marandi. Jamui SP, Jayant Kant, said Marandi was arrested from his hideout on the Jamui-Banka border where the rebels had assembled to carry out a major operation, during a raid jointly conducted by the Jamui Police, STF, SSB and CRPF. According to Jamui SP, Kant, 106 live cartridges, three country-made pistols, three detonators and two hand grenades were also recovered from Manoj's hideout. CRPF sources said Umesh hailed from Kuchugaon in Kokrajhar District of Assam. Fluent in English, Hindi, Assamese, Santhali and Bengali, he frequently changed his name as he operated in Bihar, Jharkhand and Assam. "It's a major achievement... Manoj was involved in several criminal cases in the district and adjoining areas," the SP said, adding he was being interrogated.

Violent

April 5

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre who was allegedly involved in the murder of two sarpanchs was arrested from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Laxman Bhaskar (45), active as a ‘Janmilitia’ member of Maoists, was arrested from the District hospital in Dantewada town where he had arrived for his treatment, Dantewada SP, Kamalochan Kashyap said.

Violent

April 5

Giridih District of Jharkhand

District Police and CRPF's 154th Battalion busted three bunkers and recovered huge cache of explosives from Parasnath and its adjoining jungles during an anti-CPI-Maoist operation in Giridih District of Jharkhand. A Maoist cadre, identified as Deepak Munda, was also arrested during the operation.

Violent

April 5

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist, once again issued fresh warnings to the people, especially tribals of Rayagada and neighbouring Districts in Odisha, through posters to oppose the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the State, reports. Two such hand written materials in the name of Odisha State Committee of CPI-Maoist were found stuck on a tree at Sikarpai in Rayagada District of Odisha. One of the posters read “Oppose Modi’s visit to Odisha on April 14, 15 and his Land Acquisition Act”. It also appealed to the people to oust Vedanta and save Niyamgiri hills.

Non-Violent

April 5 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Disbanded anti- CPI-Maoist front, the AGNI, regroups in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. AGNI came into existence for the second time during a meeting of "imminent citizens" in Jagdalpur. The former convener of the AGNI, Anand Mohan Mishra and representatives from some other organizations like the Bastar chamber of commerce met at Jagdalpur. Many imminent citizens stressed on the need of the existence of AGNI during this meeting. After this meeting, Sampat Jha and Subba Rao have decided to announce that the AGNI has been regrouped again," said a statement circulated by the AGNI.

Non-Violent

April 6

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, allegedly involved in the last month's attack on a CRPF patrolling team in Bhejji in South Bastar on March 11, in which 12 troopers were killed, were arrested from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres, identified as Padam Mukka (28) and Kuram Guddi (27), were picked up by a joint team of the DRG and the District Force from Konta Police Station area, a Police official said. While Mukka was active as the head of ‘Janatana Sarkar’ squad of Maoists, Guddi is a ‘jan militia’ member. They are natives of Jinetong village in Bhejji area, he added

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April 6

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Following a tip-off, two suspected CPI-Maoist supporters were arrested by Herhanj Police from a local market in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The identities of the arrestees’ are yet to be ascertained.

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April 7

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A 28-year-old man was allegedly killed by CPI-Maoist cadres on suspicion of being a ‘Police informer’ in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The body of Sagau Ram Sori was found in the forests near his native Belodi village under Amabeda Police Station limits, a District Police official said. Prima facie Sori was strangled, the official said added.

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April 7

Kaimur District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Ram Pati Ram alias Awadhesh Ram, was arrested along with an associate from Dumarpokhar village in Kaimur District of Bihar. Police said Ram, a native of Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli District, was wanted in several Naxal related incidents in the neighbouring state and had been hiding in Kaimur. The identity of Ram’s associate is yet to be ascertained.

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April 8

Rayagada District of Odisha

As many as 15 armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a Government-run liquor shop at Raghubari village under Ambadola Police limits in Rayagada District of Odisha. The Maoist also set a motorcycle ablaze which was parked in the liquor shop’s premises and assaulted three of its staff. Some posters left by the Maoists at the spot mentioned that this move conveys opposition towards ‘Operation Green Hunt’ and called for a ‘liquor-free Odisha’.

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April 8 Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

The NSD of the District Police conducted combing operations at the forest areas of Tamil Nadu-Kerala border in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. SFs conducted the operations to curtail the movements of CPI-Maoist cadres. Maoists' activities were reported from Attappady and Agali Police limits in Palakkad District of Kerala. These two areas are located near Annaikatti in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The NSD personnel were given modern weapons and night vision goggles. Deepak M Damor, DIG, Coimbatore range, A Mohan Navas, ASP, NSD, west zone and Police personnel conducted the combing operations at Kalkothypathy, Vediparai, Chinnattumalai and Kovaicourtalam.

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April 9

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

An exchange of fire took place between cadres of the CPI-Maoist and the District Police at an unspecified area under Annavaram Police Station limits in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Police also recovered nine kit bags, cooked food along with explosives.

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April 9

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist, Maso Vekko (30) and Madkami Nande (24), were arrested from two separate places in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Vekko, a member of Military Platoon no.16 of CPI-Maoist, was carrying a cash reward of INR 200,000 and Nande, a member of Malangir LOS, carried a reward of INR 100,000. Police also recovered 12 bore Gun, a machine used in repairing guns and commodities of daily.

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April 9

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of CRPF and District Force arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Ichami Boti (36) and Laxman (28). The duo was facing charges related to murder, attempt to murder, abduction, arson and possession of illegal arms.

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April 9

Koraput District of Odis

A banner, suspected to have been put up by Koraput-Srikakulam division of CPI-Maoist cadres has surfaced at Nilabadi under Bandhugaon block in Koraput District of Odisha. The banner threatened the elected representatives to stop the projects undertaken by Panchayat. It also reads, “Asish Senapati (son of ward member) is indulging in the liquor business thereby ruining the life of innocent tribals. Being aware of his business, the sarpanch has awarded him various project works. If he does not give up the works, we would eliminate him”.

Non-Violent

April 9 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

An exchange of fire took place between cadres of the CPI-Maoist and the District Police at an unspecified area under Annavaram Police Station limits in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Police also recovered nine kit bags, cooked food along with explosives.

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April 9 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist, Maso Vekko (30) and Madkami Nande (24), were arrested from two separate places in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Vekko, a member of Military Platoon no.16 of CPI-Maoist, was carrying a cash reward of INR 200,000 and Nande, a member of Malangir LOS, carried a reward of INR 100,000. Police also recovered 12 bore Gun, a machine used in repairing guns and commodities of daily.

Non-Violent
April 9 Koraput District of Odisha

A banner, suspected to have been put up by Koraput-Srikakulam division of CPI-Maoist cadres has surfaced at Nilabadi under Bandhugaon block in Koraput District of Odisha. The banner threatened the elected representatives to stop the projects undertaken by Panchayat. It also reads, "Asish Senapati (son of ward member) is indulging in the liquor business thereby ruining the life of innocent tribals. Being aware of his business, the sarpanch has awarded him various project works. If he does not give up the works, we would eliminate him".

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April 9 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A tribal, Lalsu Kundi Atram, was killed by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The CPI-Maoist cadres alleged him to be a 'Police informer'. He was abducted from his Bejur village under the Bhamragad Division. According to Police statistics, Atram is the fifth civilian victim of Maoist violence in 2017. The tally for 2016 was 19.

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April 10 Gaya District of Bihar

The bandh call given by CPI-Maoist in Gaya District of Bihar evoked partial response. While the bandh was near total in Dumaria, Imamganj, Banke Bazar and Raushanganj areas of Sherghati sub-division, life remained normal elsewhere in the District. The bandh call was given by the CPI-Maoist to register protest against the recent encounter in which four Maoists were killed in the Fatehpur Police Station area of the District on March 8. Calling the encounter as fake, the Maoists alleged that the killing was done in cold blood.

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April 10 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

SFs arrested Gurua Munda, a CPI-Maoist cadre and right hand man of 'area commander' Maharaj Pramanik, from Harbagadh village under Tamar Police Station in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Munda had joined CPI-Maoist in 2014 and was wanted by Police in at least 10 cases, including five murders. He was involved in the murder of Ram Singh Munda and Jagran Manjhi (Tamar), Mohan Singh Munda and Jitendra Singh Munda (Kuchai) and Amit Karmakar at Palna Dam in 2014 and 2015. Gurua revealed that Maharaj Pramanik, Amit Munda, Pradeep Swansi and Duryodhana are some of the top Maoist operatives who are trying to regroup in the area.

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April 10 Rayagada District of Odisha

A gang of fake CPI-Maoist cadres was busted by Rayagada Police in Rayagada District of Odisha. Eight members of the gang arrested are Trinath Mahanandia, Bali Majhi, Balaram Naik, Suresh Mahanandia, Bishikeshan Sahu, Mohan Sahu, Senapati Roy (46) of JK Colony in Rayagada town and a woman, Sabitri Karkaria of Kalyansinghpur Block.

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April 10 Bhadradri District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, Madivi Kosaiah and Madivi Joga, were arrested by a combined squad of Charla Police and CRPF personnel from the remote forest areas of Danavaipeta forest at Bhadrachalam Agency in Bhadradri District of Telangana. SFs also recovered six wall posters of CPI-Maoist.

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April 12 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal, identified as Chaitu Uika, on suspicion of being a 'Police informer' after holding a 'Jan adalat' in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. As per information, the armed CPI-Maoist cadres, on April 3, abducted Uika from his native place Kamkanaar, located around eight kilometres away from Gangaloor, and tortured him for a week.

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April 12 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist, Budhram Kunjam (29), allegedly involved in the murder of a former 'Salwa Judum' worker, was arrested in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. 'Salwa Judum' was disbanded in 2011, after Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional.

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April 12 Gumla District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' Nakul Yadav and his deputy Madan Yadav have reportedly surrendered before a Ranchi Police team in Bishunpur area of Gumla District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
April 12 Koraput and Rayagada Districts of Odisha

A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist, Kantamani Hareka alias Padma, was killed in an exchange of fire between Police and CPI-Maoist cadres at the Lehri jungle on the borders of Koraput and Rayagada Districts of Odisha. There was no report of any injury to Police personnel. Some items used by the CPI-Maoist cadres were recovered from the encounter spot. SP Charan Singh Meena, said, one civilian lady Mali Miniaka of Tudu Leleri was also found injured near the site of exchange of fire and was immediately taken to the hospital and was out of danger. Two live IED, SBML gun, Bharat Gun, detonator, walkie talkie and good number of Maoist literature and books were recovered from the encounter site.

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April 12 Theni District of Tamil Nadu

The Periyakulam Sub-Court sentenced six CPI-Maoist cadres, to various terms of rigorous imprisonment at Theni District of Tamil Nadu. CPI-Maoist cadres were convicted under various Sections of the IPC in a case relating to arms training by a group of Maoists in Murugan Malai near Periyakulam

Non-Violent
April 12 Ernakulam District of Kerala

The trial of the Mavelikkara CPI-Maoist meeting case was completed at the NIA Court at Kochi in Ernakulam District of Kerala. The court is likely to adjourn the judgement on April 22. NIA found the accused were members of RDF, a frontal organisation of the CPI-Maoist. It is worth mentioning that, Rajesh of Mavelikkara, Bahuleyan of Njarayilkonam, Devarajan of Kollam, Gopal - a scientist with the IGCAR at Kalpakkam - belonging to Tamil Nadu and Mannur Ajayan were the accused.

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April 13 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Odisha Police have arrested eight supporters of CPI-Maoist on charges of killing the husband of a woman ward member candidate in the recently concluded Panchayat polls in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The incident had taken place on February 2, 2017 at Bara village under Mathili block in the District. The arrested have been identified as Masa Madkami, Budra Madkami, Sahadeb Pujari, Maga Sodi, Narasingha Madhi, Manga Durua, Madhaba Durua and Motiram Sodi of Bara village.

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April 14 Palamau District of Jharkhand

A dozen of armed cadres of CPI-Maoist torched 11 tractors and an earthmover of a road construction firm at Pithaura locality under Pipra Police Station in Palamau District of Jharkhand.

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April 14 Latehar District of Jharkhand

A 'sub zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist, Damodar Yadav, surrendered before Palamau range DIG, Vipul Shukla in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Yadav was carrying a reward of INR 500,000. He was given Rs 50,000 in cash and INR 500,000 in cheque following his surrender.

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April 14 Gumla District of Jharkhand

Police interrogated a 20-year-old tribal woman in Bishunpur area of Gumla District of Jharkhand. She was forcibly taken away by CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' Nakul Yadav's squad a few years ago and exploited at the rebel camp. She was forced to marry CPI-Maoist's Anil Oraon and gave birth to a baby girl two months ago.

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April 14 Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist Rayagada Area Committee puts up five posters at different places at Parasali village in Rayagada District of Odisha. The posters mentioned opposition to Odisha Government and Government of India.

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April 14 Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist Koraput-Srikakulam Division puts up posters and erects red flags in more than hundred acres land at Katulpeta, Aalmanda Areas in Koraput District of Odisha.

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April 14 Malkangiri District and Nuapada District of Odisha

The Zilla Parishad chairman polls will be conducted on April 26 in Malkangiri District and Nuapada District of Odisha, said a notification of SEC. Notably, the polls were not held for the Zilla Parishad chairman in Malkangiri and Nuapada Districts earlier. Earlier, the SEC had stayed polls in Chitrakonda I and II zones out of the total 13 Zilla Parishad zones in Malkangiri District after getting a joint report from the DC and SP regarding safety issues of the candidates, voters and election officials due to CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-violent
April 15 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A 13-year-old boy, Sumrit, was killed and a minor girl, Kavita (9), was injured in an IED blast suspected to have been laid by the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. CPI-Maoist cadres on many occasions have planted IEDs at several places, targeting SFs deployed in Bastar region, killing personnel besides villagers.

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April 15 Lakhisarai District of Bihar

Suspected CPI-Maoist militants killed an unidentified JCB driver and set ablaze six vehicles at Gangatia ghat on the bank of Kiul River at Badaspur village under Chanan Police Station area of Lakhisarai District of Bihar. Lakhisarai SP, Ashok Kumar said five trucks, a tractor, a JCB machine and a motorbike were torched.

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April 15 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A 13-year-old boy, Sumrit, was killed and a minor girl, Kavita (9), was injured in an IED blast, suspected to have been laid by the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. CPI-Maoist cadres on many occasions have planted IEDs at several places, targeting SFs deployed in Bastar region, killing personnel besides villagers

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April 17 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two personnel of the STF, APC Rakesh Singh and constable Mukesh Kunjam, were injured when a pressure bomb, laid by the cadres of CPI-Maoist, went off in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near Gudse village under Katekalyan Police Station limits when the SFs were returning after an anti-Naxal operation

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April 17 Palamu District of Jharkhand

A villager Shiv Nath Yadav (55) and his son Guddu Yadav (28) were killed by over 20 armed cadres of CPI-Maoist at village Kulheya under Harihurganj Police Station in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The two were suspected by CPI-Maoist cadres as TPC supporters. TPC is a splinter group of CPI-Maoist.

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April 17 Gumla District of Jharkhand

The CWC in Gumla District of Jharkhand initiated the rehabilitation of a 17-year-old Bal Dasta girl member. She was a member of the child squad of the CPI-Maoist two-and-a-half years ago.

Non-Violent
April 17 Balangir District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres issued a poster opposing the Lower Suktel project at Paradhiapali village in Balangir District of Odisha. CPI-Maoist cadres, operating in the Gandhamardhan Hills, issued the warning to stop the ongoing construction of the project. The estimated cost of the project is around INR 11 billions.

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April 17 Kalahandi District of Odisha

The Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti, the organisation that has been opposing bauxite mining in Odisha's Niyamgiri hills since 2003, strongly denied that it was working as a front organisation for the CPI-Maoist cadres in Rayagada and Kalahandi District of Odisha. The organisation has been branded as frontal organisation of CPI-Maoist cadres in a MHA's report recently.

Non-Violent
April 17 Kolkata District of West Bengal

Narayan Sanyal (80) a top ranking leader of the CPI-Maoist died in Kolkata District of West Bengal. Sanyal was suffering from cancer. Sanyal was the Politbureau member of the CPI-Maoist at the time of his arrest in 2005 and perhaps the second most important leader after the party's national secretary, Muppalla Lakshmana Rao.

Non-Violent
April 18 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A villager Sanna Markam (35) was killed and Sannu Markami (45) was injured in a blast of a pressure bomb, which was planted by the cadres of CPI-Maoist, in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According to the Police, the incident took place when the villagers of Takahwada were heading towards the jungle area to celebrate a local festival.

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April 18 Koraput District of Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, Suna Wadeka alias Jibani, carrying cash reward of INR 100,000 surrendered before South-Western, DIG, S Shyni in Koraput District of Odisha. Jibani said she was fed up with the torture and harassment of the senior CPI-Maoist cadres and decided to surrender. Jibani was involved in Sunki landmine blast that had occurred on February 2 this year killing seven Police personnel and injuring several in Koraput District of Odisha.

Non-Violent
April 19 Kozhikode District of Kerala

At least four Police stations reportedly facing CPI-Maoist threat in rural Kozhikode District of Kerala are awaiting funds from the State Government and the Centre for their fortification. Thottilpalam, Peruvannamozhi, Kurachoondu and Valayam Police Stations are the Police Stations which do not properly meet the standards of protection. Incidentally, the LWE Division under the MHA has released INR 6.23 billion for the fortification of 400 Police Stations in various parts of the country. However, none of the stations from Kerala figures in the list.

Non-Violent
April 19 Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana

A 'militia commander' of CPI-Maoist, Madivi Idama, and two cadres, R Hanumaiah and K Nagesh, were arrested in Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana. The trio belonged to Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh and were working for Venkatapur Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist in Jayashankar Bhupalpally District for the last five years.

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April 20 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Visakha Rural Police resumed their efforts to set up a Police outpost at Darakonda in GK Veedhi Mandal in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. A Police team visited Dabbakota and Rolugunta villages, 3 Kilometers from Darakonda village, to identify a suitable place for the Police outpost. There was an outpost at Darakonda village around 17 years ago, but the CPI-Maoist cadres blew it up and killed seven security personnel in February 2000. Keeping that incident in mind, locals fear that Maoists may

Non-Violent
April 20 Munger District of Bihar

Two employees of a road construction contractor, Kampani Sao and Amar Kumar, were arrested with INR 100,000 cash meant for payment to a CPI-Maoist operative in Munger District of Bihar. Police seized three mobile phones and a diary from the two men.

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April 21 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

CM N Chandrababu Naidu and some Police officers are on the "hit list" of the CPI-Maoist cadres, Andhra Pradesh DGP N Sambasiva Rao told to reporters in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Non-Violent
April 21 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Five cadres of CPI-Maoist, including a woman, surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Those surrendered were identified as Shanti alias Rambati Modiam (25), Raju Vacham (25), Munna Veladi (28), Somaru Mandavi (25) and Manoj Bhogami (22). Of them, Shanti was active as a member of a 'military company' of the CPI-Maoist carrying a reward of INR 800,000 on her head. Vacham, a member of a LOS, and Veladi (28), a 'deputy commander', were carrying cash rewards of INR 300,000 and INR 200,000, respectively, on their heads.'

Non-Violent
April 21 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The Gadchiroli Police and Chhattisgarh Police in a joint operation arrested three women cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Sandra village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. They have been identified as Maini alias Jimo unga Lati (32), Sarita alias Mule Katta Madkam (23) and Pakli alias Kari Budhu Gade (28).

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April 21 Koraput District of Odisha.

Twenty armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a villager, Pidika Ratnu, suspecting him to be a 'Police informer' at Pedaitiki village under Narayanpatna Block in Koraput District of Odisha. A combing operation was intensified in the area by SFs after the incident.

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April 21 Malkangiri District of Odisha

BSF in Malkangiri District of Odisha launched massive combing operations for the CPI-Maoist cadres on the Andhra-Odisha Border. The Odisha Government has been utilising the services of the BSF forces in Malkangiri District for the anti-Naxal operations since seven years. The Malkangiri District alone is having around 15 BSF companies for Naxal operations. Maoists have Pappuluru LOS and Kalimela LOS in these areas.

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April 22 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A juvenile cadre of the CPI-Maoist wanted in nine criminal cases including murder, arson and attack on Police was arrested from Vijaygiri in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

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April 22 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Six children, including a girl, were rescued from the clutches of CPI-Maoist cadres in Kerar forest under Bagdu Police Station in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The children, aged between 13 and 16, are residents of Lohardaga and Gumla Districts. The CPI-Maoist cadres had forcibly taken them away and inducted them as members of their Bal Dasta, told DIG, South Chotanagpur, A.V. Homkar to the reporters.

Non-Violent
April 23 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Hadma Madkam (30), a 'Jan militia' commander' of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested by SFs near Parcheli and Chikpal villages in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. He was allegedly involved in the IED blast triggered by Naxals on April 17 near Gudse village in which two STF jawans were injured. He was carrying a cash reward of INR 100,000 on his head.

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April 23 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A Police operation was stopped abruptly to save the life of a seven-year-old boy, whose father is 'deputy commander' of Tippagarh Dalam of the CPI-Maoist, in north Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The SFs, led by SDPO, Dhanora Division, Ajit Tike, ensured that the boy, who suffers from sickle cell, was shifted from the remote Markegaon village near Chhattisgarh border to Gadchiroli District.

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April 23 Adilabad District of Telangana

SP, M Sreenivas reiterated, in a press statement, that there was no movement of the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Adilabad District of Telangana. He dismissed the news reports that claimed CPI-Maoist cadres had paid tributes to victims of the infamous Police firing incident at Indervelli Mandal centre by visiting martyrs column on April 20.

Non-Violent

April 24

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

At least 25 CRPF personnel and injured another six in an ambush at Kalapattar in the Burkapal area of the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According to details, an estimated 200-300 Maoists attacked the CRPF personnel who were out to provide protection for road construction work in the area. The Maoists had also looted at least 21 weapons, ammunition and 22 bullet proof jackets from the possession of the slain CRPF personnel

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April 24

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by Ranchi Police from Nilkocha jungles of Tamar in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The four persons arrested by the Police have been identified as Shiv Shankar Mahto, Shyam Chandra Mahto, Umesh Mahto and Saurabh Mahto hailing from Chipibagdih village under Tamar Police Station. Police recovered one loaded country made carbine, three loaded country made pistols, one country made gun, one country made pistol, four detonators and around 80 cartridges of AK-47 along with Khakhi uniform, cap and five copies of Naxal literature – ‘Lal Chingari’ (Red Spark)

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April 24

Almora District of Uttarakhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres pasted posters while supporting the cause of the liquor ban and exhorting the people to eliminate those engaged in booze trade in Almora District of Uttarakhand. DIG, Kumaon, Ajay Rautela said that Police in the area are alert against the CPI-Maoist cadres seemingly trying to strike roots in the areas while supporting a popular cause.

Non-Violent

April 25

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The brazen attack by CPI-Maoist cadres, which left 25 CRPF  personnel dead and seven injured in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh on April 24, was likely planned by a wanted CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ Situ. Situ was camping in Tarmetla village, barely 7-8 kilometres from the scene of the attack. SFs also told reporters that the attack was led by a PLGA Battalion 1 headed by Hidma. A Class 8 dropout, Hidma belongs to Jagargunda in Sukma District and is said to wield tremendous influence on the locals in the region.

Non-Violent

April 26

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Ten cadres of CPI-Maoist, including two ‘area commanders’ and three women cadres, surrendered before Chhotanagpur range, DIG of Police,  A.V. Homkar at the inaugural ceremony of "bandook chhodo, volleyball khelo abhiyan" (drop guns and play volleyball) programme in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The two ‘area commanders’ Vishal Kherwar (26) and Kaleshwar Kherwar (19) carried INR 200,000 rewards each on their heads. Others who surrendered are Chandreshwar Oraon (23), Jitendra Ganjhu (23), Sukhram Kherwar (34), Sukhlal Nageshia (18), Meena Oraon (23), Sushanti Oraon (18), Seema Oraon (18) and Harendra Oraon (19), who was recently elevated to the rank of ‘sub-zonal commander’

Non-Violent

April 26

New Delhi

In the light of April 24 attack on SFs by CPI-Maoist cadres, Union Government has asked SFs to focus on counter-offensive operations on "high value targets". The ‘high value’ targets include south Bastar ‘Divisional Commander’ Raghu, head of Jagargunda area committee Papa Rao, and commander of the first battalion of PLGA Hidma, who is said to be behind the latest attack. The CRPF and other forces have been asked to demoralise the Naxalites by targeting their leaders, 'area commanders' and influential members of the 'jan militia'. There are about 200-250 leaders of different committees and 'area commanders' of Naxalites in Bastar who keep travelling to Jharkhand, Odisha and Maharashtra for coordination as well as to plan attacks on SFs. Both the CRPF and the Chhattisgarh Government have informed the UHM that they need a large number of UAVs to help gather "real time intelligence" about the movement of large contingents of Maoists inside the jungle, said sources. The UHM agreed, and has sought a detailed proposal. In addition, there are also plans to procure Foliage-Penetrating (FOPEN) radar and more Dhruv Helicopters to monitor the movement and activities of Naxalites inside thick forests

Non-Violent

April 27

Chhattisgarh

In an audio tape broadcast by a television channel Nikhil aka Niranjan Rout, spokesperson of DKSZC of CPI-Maoist said the Sukma attack in Chhattisgarh, was in retaliation for the slaying of nine CPI-Maoist cadres in Odisha. In the name of democracy, a fascist rule is being carried out, this is revenge for that. The CPI-Maoist leader in his message appealed the SF personnel and the lower rung of Government administration to quit their jobs.

Non-Violent

April 27

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist ‘commanders’  Hidma, Situ and Sonu are named in an FIR, in connection with the April 24 ambush in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, in which 25 personnel of the CRPF were killed.

Non-Violent

April 27

New Delhi

A two-member team of UHM, Senior Security Advisor, K Vijay Kumar and acting CRPF Chief, Sudeep Lakhtakia told the Government that there was no evidence that the bodies of the CRPF personnel killed in a CPI-Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on April 24 were mutilated.

Non-Violent

April 27

New Delhi

In a high-level meeting, senior officers decided that the focus of counter-insurgency would be shifted to core CPI-Maoist areas in a 1,000 Sq Km area between Dornapal-Jagargunda in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The meeting has decided to demand before the Union Government to deploy additional 12,000 specialised security personnel such as 10 battalions of CoBRA, and the Naga battalion, famous for countering guerrilla warfare. Officers also placed a demand of two additional battalions of DRS, comprising local tribal’s youth and surrendered Naxals.

Non-Violent

April 27

Malkangiri and Koraput Districts,

Odisha Police has stepped up the patrolling and combing operations in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts, in the wake of the April 24 ambush on SFs by CPI-Maoist cadres in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh's Sukma District.

Non-Violent

April 27

Malkangiri District of Odisha

About 20-30 CPI-Maoist cadres barged into the Sudhakanda village and killed two villagers suspecting them to be ‘Police informers’ under Kalimela block in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The deceased have been identified as Bisu Kirsani and Rama Padiami

Non-Violent

April 28

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire at SOG personnel engaged in combing operation in Samajhola reserve forest under Ambodola Police limits in Muniguda block of Rayagada District of Odisha. After a brief spell of firing, the Red ultras escaped under the cover of darkness. The SFs seized 50 Kilograms of ammonia nitrate, one magazine of INSAS rifle, six live ammunitions, four bundles of electronic detonators (each having 25 detonators), medicines and other appliances from the spot.

Violent

April 28

Kandhamal District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist and SFs were engaged in an exchange of fire near Jajespanga under Phiringia Police limits in Kandhamal District of Odisha. According to Kandhamal SP, Pinaki Misra, the SFs were on their way to organise a Jana Sampark Sibira along with medicines and doctor. While they were passing the area, the Maoists fired at them. The SFs fired in retaliation and the Maoists escaped into the nearby forest. Police seized one country made SBML gun, empty cartridges and other materials from the spot which was supposedly serving as a camp of Maoists

Violent

April 29

Khunti District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a school building in Birbanki village under Arki Police Station, about 80km from Khunti District of Jharkhand. Maoists also set ablaze a mobile tower and a concrete mixer

Non-Violent

April 29

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Police recovered five IEDs hidden in the bushes on the outskirts of Jangur village in Manika area of Latehar District of Jharkhand. SP, Dhananjay Kumar said the IEDs were defused smoothly and search operations were in full swing.

Non-Violent

April 29

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

An armed militia squad of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze earthmoving equipment near Busuputtu hamlet in Munchingput Mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. About 12 to 15 armed militia cadres poured petrol on the earthmoving vehicle parked on the side of a road that was being built and set it on fire, after threatening the driver and the other staff.

Violent

April 30

Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two tribal families were allegedly evicted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres from their village in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. Victims said Maoists had threatened them to leave their homes in Tumdiwal village earlier this week after they refused to provide them with ration and levy to the outlaws. The victims said in their statement that a group of Maoists were recovering 20 kilograms of rice and levy from each home in the village in Mardapal area, , Kondagaon, SP, Ashutosh Singh informed. When they denied giving anything to the rebels, they held a ‘Janadalat’ on April 27, where the victim families, comprising at least 12 members including children were accused of acting as 'police informers' and asked to vacate the village, the official said. Besides, Maoists also looted valuable and articles from the house of the two families, he said.

Violent

April 30

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres identified as, Baaglu Alaami (30) and Koparam Netam, were arrested from Barsoor Police Station area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on a tip-off that two active cadres of Indravati Area Committee of Maoists have arrived in Barsoor to procure commodities of daily use, a joint team of CRPF's 195th battalion and local Police raided the site and arrested them. Alaami was active as a member of military platoon number-16 of Maoists, the official said adding that he was carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on his head. Similarly, Netam was working as a lower-rung jan militia member, he added.

Violent

May 1 Malkangiri District in Odisha

A joint squad of CAF and District Force arrested three cadres of CPI-Maoist from the forests under Pushpal Police Station area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Those arrested were identified as Kawasi Hadma (32) from Darbha area of Bastar District, and Ramnath Nag (21) and Buchha Dhurwa (24), both natives of Malkangiri District in Odisha.

Violent
May 1 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs busted a Naxal transit camp in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered Maoist uniforms, couple of detonators, a powerful IED, gunpowder, crackers, banner, clothes, electric wire, medicines and commodities of daily use from the camp.

Violent
May 1 Yadadri District of Telangana

Police arrested six CPI-Maoist sympathisers from Yadadri District of Telangana and recovered firearms and explosives from them. "Six Maoist sympathisers were arrested by Siddipet police on the basis of a specific input. Police recovered one revolver, three pistols, 49 live rounds, two magazines and 20 electronic detonators from them," Siddipet Police Commissioner Shiv Kumar said. Police Commissioner Kumar said that Police arrested one R Swamy, working as a courier for Maoists, from the Venkatraopet village in Siddipet District of Telangana. "Based on the information given by him, raids were conducted in Hyderabad and Yadadri-Bhuvangiri District and five others were arrested today," the Police Commissioner said. They are identified as V Ramachandram, who hails from Nalgonda District in Telangana, Ranjit Kumar, a native of Jaunpur District in Uttar Pradesh, B Narasimha Chary and G Venkatesh (both from Yadari District), and N Balaswamy, who hails from Siddipet District, the officer said. He said Ranjit Kumar is the supplier of arms. "V Ramchandram had purchased a pistol from Kumar for Rs 60,000 in 2012 whereas R Swamy recently purchased two pistols, two magazines and 39 bullets for Rs 80,000 from Kumar," he said, adding that several cases are pending against Ramchandram in Nalgonda District.

Violent
May 1 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A tribal labourer Deba Madkami, a resident of Tamaguda, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District of Odisha suspecting him to be a 'police informer'. A group of armed Maoists stormed Tamaguda village and forcibly took away the man from his home at gunpoint accusing him to be a 'police informer', Police said. His body with the throat slit was found at the outskirts of the village, Police informed.

Violent
May 1 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A brief exchange of fire took place between the SOG and Maoists in the dense Kurub forest in Kalimela area of in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Maoists fled the scene and no injury to anyone was reported, the Police said.

Violent
May 1 Almora District of Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Government announced a bounty of INR 50,000 each for information leading to arrest of "absconding" CPI-Maoist leaders Kim Singh Bora and Devendra Chabhyal, who hail from Someshwar and Petshaal villages, respectively, in Almora District of Uttarakhand.

Non-Violent
May 2 Gaya District of Bihar

SFs arrested three cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Lutua Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar. The arrested cadres were identified as Visheshwar Bharti, Chhotu Bharti and Ashok Kumar. SFs also recovered five cartridges of different weapons, Naxal literature and wires from their possession.

Violent
May 2 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Personnel of SOG, DVF and CAPFs like BSF and CRPF have intensified combing operations in the Kuruba jungle under the Kalimela Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha, after reports of infiltration of CPI-Maoist cadres from Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered eight powerful Tiffin bombs during combing operations in the Kuruba forest region in Malkangiri District of Odisha. An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter, Pawan Hans has also been stationed at the Ud3JaN camp to expedite the ongoing anti-Maoist operation.

Violent
May 3 Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

CM Raman Singh called for a meeting of the Unified Command to chalk out a comprehensive strategy to hit CPI-Maoist cadres this week (May 5) in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. The top brass of Central Paramilitary Forces, the Chhattisgarh Police, the IAF and State Government authorities responsible for the administration in Bastar and other Naxal-hit Districts of the State will take part in the meeting. The Unified Command was created in all the Maoist-affected States in the aftermath of the 2010 Dantewada attack where 75 CRPF personnel and a State Policeman, were killed in a deadly ambush carried out by Naxals. The Command is chaired by the respective CMs of Maoist-affected States.

Non-Violent
May 3 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

ADG (Operations) RK Mallick after a review meeting related to Naxal incidents at Police Headquarters in Ranchi District of Jharkhand told reporters that a decision has been taken to cease property of top CPI-Maoist and Splinter Groups under NDPS Act. He further stated that, "Out of a total of 60 incidents related to red rebels till April 30 this year, 28 of them were of CPI-Maoists against 22 out of 80 incidents carried out last year in this period which indicates that it has increased by 25 per cent."

Non-Violent
May 3 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A SF Personnel was killed and 19 jawans of Gadchiroli District Police and the 37 battalion of CRPF sustained injuries in two separate incidents under Bhamragarh Taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. In first incident, two jawans of Gadchiroli Police were injured and one CRPF constable was killed during an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in the Koparshi-Pulnar jungle near Koti in Bhamragarh. Later, one of them succumbed to injuries.

A MPV of the C-60 Commandos came under a landmine attack by CPI-Maoist cadres near Kier village injuring at least nine SF personnel. According to Police, the Area Rakshak Dal and Gram Rakshak Dal of the CPI-Maoist triggered the blast by completing the circuit of explosives planted earlier.

Violent
May 3 Rayagada District of Odisha

A woman cadre, identified as Rashmita Sikoka alias Kuni, and five militia members of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police in Rayagada District of Odisha. Rashmita was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on her head announced by the Odisha Government.

Non-Violent
May 4 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

A villager, Jaaglu Ram Nag (35), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres after branding him as a 'Police informer' in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent
May 4 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an exchange of fire with SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The identities of the deceased CPI-Maoist is yet to be ascertained.

Violent
May 4 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

11 persons were being interrogated by SFs, for their suspected links to the last week's (April 24) CPI-Maoist attack on CRPF personnel, in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Non-Violent
May 4 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

In a joint operation launched by the Jharkhand Police and 158 Battalion CRPF, a massive cache of arms and ammunitions was recovered from a Naxal hideout in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. A 7.62 mm LMG, semi-automatic US made rifle, an AK 47, a SLR rifle, three INSAS rifle, two 303 rifles, four 315 rifles, communication sets, along with magazines and around more than 3000 ammunitions of different calibres were among the weapons and ammunition that were recovered.

Violent
May 4 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' Nakul Yadav and a 'sub-zonal commander' Madan Yadav surrendered before the Police in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Nakul was carrying a reward of INR 1.5 million and Madan carried INR 500,000 on their heads. The two were given financial help under the State Government program which tries to help them have a better life ahead.

Non-Violent
May 4 Koraput District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres torched two JCB machines and two tractors, being used for construction of roads under the PMGSY, in Majhigumandi and Uparagumandi villages of Koraput District of Odisha. The CPI-Maoist cadres left behind posters warning against resumption of road construction in the area and asking villagers not to cooperate with the contractor

Violent
May 5 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

A Home Guard, identified as Sheikh Valli, was killed in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the Lothugedda junction-Balapam stretch in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The impact of the blast was so strong that the remains of Valli's body and the SUV he was travelling in were scattered everywhere. Sources said the landmine was at least four years old as the road was laid at least three times in the last four years. The police have deployed special parties to intensify combing operations in Visakha Agency following the incident.

Violent
May 5 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of CRPF and District Force arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres from two separate places in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. In the first incident, CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Hadma, Hinga Muchaki and Bhima were arrested from Aranpur Police Station area. In second incident, a Jan Militia member- Rakesh Bhaskar was arrested from Bandipara Kamloor village by local Police.

Violent
May 5 Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

CM, Raman Singh emphasised on the need to win the locals confidence and form a District-level Unified Operation Command in Maoist-affected Districts of Chhattisgarh, at the State secretariat in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 5 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Minister of State MHA, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir reviewed the Maoist problem in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh where the CPI-Maoist cadres massacred 25 security personnel last month.

Non-Violent
May 6 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

As many as 19 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, nine of them allegedly involved in the deadly attack on CRPF personnel on April 24, were arrested from separate places in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Of the nine Maoists who were allegedly involved in the Burkapal attack, six were rounded up from Chintagufa police station area while three others from Chintalnar police station limits, Sukma ASP Jitendra Shukla said. 10 Jan Militia members of the Maoists were arrested from Kukanar police station area by a composite squad of the CRPF, the DRG and the district force, ASP Jitendra Shukla said. The 10 were allegedly involved in torching two trucks and opening fire at a police patrolling party in Kukanar area between Jagdalapur and Sukma on NH 30 on February 26, 2017 he said.

Violent
May 6 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Lohardaga Police recovered a large cache of explosives, including 53 can bombs, one container bomb weighing 10 kilograms and 15 litres of fuel from Husru forest in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. Lohardaga SP Kartik S said, "We have seized 53 can bombs each containing 500 gm of explosives, one container bomb of 10 kg, 10 bundles of codex wires of 10 kg each and some unidentified explosive powder and 15 litres of unidentified fuel. A gas welding and cutting machine along with a gas cylinder and 30-40 kg of iron rods which were meant to be used as splinters were also recovered. We will send the powder and the fuel for forensic analysis to know the chemical compositions. It will explain what they were meant to be used for." The recovery made on May 6 was on the basis of disclosures made by surrendered CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' Nakul Yadav and a tip-off received by the Lohardaga Police. According to Police sources, the explosives were hidden underground inside the forest.

Non-Violent
May 6 Rayagada District of Odisha

A woman cadre of CPI-Maoist, identified as Drimbili Jakesika alias Manjula (22), surrendered before Rayagada Police in Rayagada District of Odisha. She was carrying INR 100,000 on her head.

Non-Violent
May 7 Raipur of Chhattisgarh

The CRPF has ordered "immediate" shifting of the command headquarters of the force's central zone from Kolkata to Raipur of Chhattisgarh. Officials said that newly appointed CRPF Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar had been asked to ensure that the command begins functioning from Raipur before the high-level meeting of Naxal -hit states in New Delhi on May 8.

Non-Violent

May 8

New Delhi

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested one of the biggest suppliers of arms and ammunition to the CPI-Maoist cadres, Richhpal Singh (48), at Burari area in North Delhi District. Singh was arrested by the Andhra Police in 2006 for the same charges. He had also opened a factory in the Burhanpur region of Madhya Pradesh. Police say that Singh make the pistols for a sum of INR 3,000 and later supplies them at INR 10,000 in bulk. By the time the criminals get it, the cost of the pistols increases to INR 25,000- 30,000 for a pistol. Police say that Singh, who has been in the business for the last 30 years, has claimed his ancestors have been in the business for the last 80 years.

Non-Violent

May 9

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

SFs averted a major mishap by recovering a powerful IED, planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

May 9

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

To defang the CPI-Maoist cadres and their arsenal, the CRPF will soon deploy a fresh squad of about 2,000 Commandos from its special guerrilla warfare CoBRA battalions in and around the Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The CoBRA is masters of guerrilla warfare and is capable of operating in the dense jungles of southern Chhattisgarh – the self-proclaimed headquarters of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

May 9

Khammam District of Telangana

The Charla Police in a joint operation with the CRPF personnel arrested two “militia members” of the CPI-Maoist at Charla Mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. The arrested were identified as Madakam Moodaiah (19) of Chennapuram and Sodi Somaiah (20), of Battigudem of Charla Mandal. The SFs recovered a medical kit containing medicines, surgical cotton and syringes from the possession of the duo.

Non-Violent

May 9

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

A high alert has been sounded in Nallamala forest region spreading across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Vigil has been stepped up for the CPI-Maoist cadres suspecting that the they will pay tribute to their comrades during the Martyrs’ week, commencing from May 24, as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Naxalbari Movement.

Non-Violent

May 9

Malappuram District of Kerala

The CPI-Maoist cadres have formed a new 'combat and operational' unit at the Kerala-Tamil Nadu-Karnataka 'tri-junction' at Nilambur in Malappuram District of Kerala. The new combat unit is formed in a bid to 'avenge' the death of CPI-Maoist leaders Kuppu Devaraj and Ajitha at the Nilambur Kurulai forest area last year (2016). The new unit has been named Varahini Dalam. The Police suspected eight CPI-Maoist cadres to be part of the unit. Police Stations and strategic institutions in Wayanad, Malappuram, Palakkad and Kozhikode districts had been placed on high alert.

As per reports, the Varahini Dalam will work around the Wayanad Wildlife Reserve, Tamil Nadu's Muthumala Wildlife center, and Karnataka's Bandipur Tiger Reserve. CPI-Maoist leader C.P. Moideen heads the unit. The new unit is the fourth that the CPI-Maoist cadres have. The other units are Kabani Dalam comprising of Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malapuram Districts, the Nadukani Dalam which focuses on Nilambur and Tamil Nadu's Gudalur. The third one, Bhavani Dalam, is focused on areas like Palakkad and Coimbatore.

Non-Violent

May 9

Madhya Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres have carved out a new zone for its operations — Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon-Balaghat (GRB), straddling the border tri-junction of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The information was revealed by 19-year-old Waman Mandavi, a member of the cultural wing of CPI-Maoist, who was arrested from Gondia District of Maharashtra in April last week. It important to note that, the Tada and Malajkhand Dalams are active in Balaghat region of Madhya Pradesh.

Non-Violent

May 9

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Khunti Police arrested a PLFI cadre, Parasnath Gope, from Kotenger forests in Khunti District of Jharkhand. PLFI is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist. Gope carried a reward of INR 50,000 on his head and was a close associate of PLFI supremo Dinesh Gope and figured as named accused in over half-a-dozen cases of violence in Karra and Lapung areas.

Non-Violent

May 10

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Palamu Police arrested CPI-Maoist ‘zonal commander’, Ram Sunder Ram alias Aloke ji, of BJSAC in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Aloke carried a reward of INR 1 million on his head.

Non-Violent

May 11

Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

The 27th battalion of SSB with District Police and STF of Bihar Police arrested a ‘commander’ of the CPI-Maoist Musafir Sahni alias Alok Ji and four other cadres in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. The four other Maoists were identified as Rambali Paswan, ‘area commander’ of Saraiyya area in Muzaffarpur, Anil Sahni, Ganesh Rai and Shiv Kumar Ram. Security Forces recovered 18 live cartridges of assault rifle, eight live cartridges of pistols, two country made pistols, 14 detonators and Maoist literature from them.

Non-Violent

May 11

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Two BSF troopers were injured in an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Pakhanjore area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Special DG, DM Awasthi told Indian Express, that CPI-Maoist cadres were being chased towards the Maharashtra border.

Violent

May 11

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Kundan Pahan, the once dreaded CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, infamous for mercilessly killing Police officers, had voluntarily surrendered a week back in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Pahan carried a reward of INR 1.5 million on his head. He joined the CPI-Maoists in 2000 following a land dispute with influential people in his village Arki.

Non-Violent

May 11

Telangana

​The GoI has agreed to deploy three companies of CRPF personnel in Telangana to help the state Police tackle the CPI-Maoist cadres threat for some of its irrigation projects. One company will be deployed to protect Kaleswaram Lift Irrigation Project at Medigadda in Karimnagar District, while another company will be deployed at Tupakulagudem Barrage and the third company will be deployed either at Adilabad or Khammam District depending on the requirement.

Non-Violent

May 12

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A 35-year old CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as  Tilakdhari Prasad, was allegedly shot dead by unidentified men at a isolated place at Durga-Dhawaya near Ghutia-Pesra middle school, under Saria Police Station in Giridih District of Jharkhand. The incident occurred in the night at around 9. 45 when Tilakdhari was on his way to his house Mundro village in Giridih. The assailants waiting for him outside the road fired two bullets at him, SDPO of Bagodar, Deepak Kumar Sharma, said.

Violent

May 12

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Prakash Purty (45), a civilian, was shot at and injured by a squad of the CPI-Maoist cadres at Erla village under Sonua Thana area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Sources informed that the high alert has been called after intelligence report that the Maoist may attack at Naxal areas of the District. 

Violent

May 12

Koraput District of Odisha

Two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Dibya alias Suna Hikka, the woman CPI-Maoist 'area committee member' of Koraput Divisional Committee from Narayanpatna, and Jaga alias Vanjam Jaga of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, surrendered before, DIG of  Police (South West Range), S Shyni at Koraput District of Odisha. Both CPI-Maoist cadres carried a reward of INR four million each.

Non-Violent

May 14

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Two personnel of the DRG were injured in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the encounter took place at about 10:00 a.m. near the forests of Timarpur-Basaguda axis in the District, when a security squad led by the CoBRA commandos of the CRPF had an exchange of fire with Maoists in the area.

Violent

May 14

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

SFs killed a CPI-Maoist ‘commander’, identified as Vilas alias Kailash alias Aaytu, in an encounter in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. Vilas, the secretary of the Barsoor area committee of the CPI-Maoist, had a reward of INR 1.6 million on his head. “We got specific intelligence that Vilas would be in the area to collect levies on tendu leaves. We mobilised several teams. When they reached the area, there was an exchange of fire. In the exchange, Vilas was shot dead. We found an AK-47, a revolver and other items at the spot,” Bastar SP, Arif Sheikh, said. Vilas was a local adivasi from Chhota Dongar in Narayanpur. His influence stretched from Satdhar Bridge in Barsoor to the forests in Narayanpur and Kondagaon Districts.

Violent

May 14

Wayanad District of Kerala

A group of five armed CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, was spotted in a habitat near the Dumdum Estate along the Mundakai forest in Wayanad District of Kerala. The CPI-Maoist cadres stayed in the area between 2 pm and 4 pm and even made the locals feed them. The CPI-Maoists had formed a new branch (Dal) centered on Kerala’s borders with Tamil Nadu and Karnataka after the encounter deaths of two of its leaders in a Nilambur forest. The Varahini Dal would be the fourth branch of the party in Kerala.

Non-Violent

May 14 Ganjam District of Odisha

Leader and founder of OMP, Sabyasachi Panda (50), is on hunger strike in jail for the past three days demanding speedy trial of the cases against him at Ganjam District of Odisha. OMP is a splinter group of CPI-Maoist. He demanded regular production in court during the hearing and providing of all facilities like other under trail prisoners in jail. He also protested against his solitary confinement in the jail.

Non-Violent

May 15

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A STF jawan, identified as Salabh Upadhyay, succumbed to his injuries during treatment in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Upadhyay had sustained bullet injuries on his head in the exchange of fire between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres which took place in a restive forest pocket of Bijapur's Basaguda Police Station area on May 14, said DIG (Dantewada region), Sundarraj P. 

Violent

May 15

Jamui District of Bihar

SFs arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Charkapathar in Jamui District of BiharThe arrested CPI-Maoists have been identified as Suresh Sao and Anwar Mian. SFs recovered two bombs weighing 2.5 Kilograms.

Non-Violent

May 15 Peddapalli District of Telangana

Two former CPI-Maoist cadres, Mancharla Srinivas (39) of Mandamarri and Ambala Rajamallu (42) of Bellampalli in Mancherial District, were arrested at Godavarikhani in Peddapalli District of Telangana. They were former members of the Sikasa (Singareni Karmika Samakhya), a CPI-Maoist front. Police recovered INR 82,000 and two dummy pistols from their possession.

Non-Violent
May 15 Muzaffarpur District of Bihar

Musafir Sahni, a self-styled 'zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist, confessed during interrogation that one north Bihar MLA, had recently paid INR 500,000 to CPI-Maoist in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. Sahni further added that at least 25 elected people representatives, including three legislators, had been paying 'levy' to Maoists operating in north Bihar. Sahni was arrested along with two other CPI-Maoist cadres from Ramnagar village in Sakra Police Station area of the District on May 11.

Non-Violent
May 15 Gaya District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted a private company's security guard and a labourer from its base camp at Kapasia village under Paraiya Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar, after the company management refused to pay them extortion money.

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May 16 Chhattisgarh

At least 15 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in five days by SFs in Chhattisgarh, the CRPF said, but added not a single body has been recovered so far. One CRPF trooper was also killed in the operations while two others were injured, a spokesperson of the CRPF said in Delhi. Some of the slain rebels could have been involved in an ambush that killed 25 CRPF jawans in Sukma on April 24, one of the biggest losses faced by the central force engaged in anti-insurgency operations in the state, it said. The number of Maoist casualties was based on information provided by villagers on the borders of Sukma and Bijapur Districts besides the ground troops, the official added.

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May 16 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Eight CPI-Maoist cadres, allegedly involved in the deadly attack on CRPF personnel last month, were arrested from two places in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Five of them were arrested from Chintalnar Police Station limits, while the rest from Chintagufa Police Station area during joint search operations carried out by CoBRA of the CRPF and District Police Force, Sukma's ASP, Jitendra Shukla, said. Among the arrested rebels, Madkam Kesha (25), Madvi Kosa (30) and Tati Kosa (25) were associated with the DAKMS, a wing of CPI-Maoist, while Oyam Hadma (21) and Kunjam Vichem (25) were members of 'Jan Militia', a special unit of the CPI-Maoist, the senior officer said. The rest were identified as Rava Dewa (25), Kunjam Aaytu (50) and Madkam Bheema (52), all members of Gram Party Committee of CPI-Maoist, the ASP said.

Non-Violent
May 16 Giridih District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a youth at Badro forest area in Giridih District of Jharkhand, for being a 'Police informer'. The victim identified as Ajay Mahto (25), was a resident of Jamua kurkuri village under Pirtard Police limits, was killed with sharp-edged weapons at his native place, SDPO, Manish Toppo said. The Police have also recovered the pamphlets from the spot.

Violent
May 16 Khammam District of Telangana

Three CPI-Maoist sympathisers were arrested near Taliperu Project in Cherla Mandal in Khammam District of Telangana, while the car was on its way to Chhattisgarh. A Bolero vehicle was seized, along with four mobile phones and INR 2 million recovered from the trio. The arrested are identified as Goutham Beedi Company MD Nayumiddun, Assistant Manager SK Makbul Hussain and Bolero driver Md Abdul Manjur.

Non-Violent
May 17 Malkangiri and Koraput Districts of Odisha

State Police are set to intensify combing operations in the CPI-Maoist-dominated areas of Malkangiri and Koraput Districts of Odisha, ahead of the onset of monsoon, which is expected to hit the State in mid-June. SFs step up efforts to flush out Maoists around this time before the rains hamper operations.

Non-Violent
May 17 Bastar District headquarters Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh

Twenty-one CPI-Maoist cadres, including a member of 26th number PLGA Platoon and Jan militia 'Commander' carrying cash reward worth lakhs of rupees each on their head surrendered in Bastar District headquarters Jagdalpur of Chhattisgarh. IGP, Bastar Range Viveknand Sinha said that out of them, 14 were from Darbha Division's Kanger Valley and the remaining seven from Ketekalyan Area Committee. "They include a platoon member, a LOS member, people's militia members, a member of DAKMS area committee, four from the CNM, and two Sangham members," he said. DIG, Sundarraj P. said that the platoon member Lakshman hailed from Bhadrimahu village from where 14 other Maoists had surrendered earlier, leading to the Ketekalyan Area Committee becoming defunct. IGP, Sinha said that Lakshman Madkami, the PLGA Platoon member carried a reward of INR 200,000 on him. Similarly, Bharsuram Mandavi, Jan militia 'Commander' and Arjun Kashyap, Member of Kutul LOS carried a reward of INR 100,000 each. He further said that while three surrendered cadre are from Tulsi village of Malkangiri District in Odisha besides the woman Maoist cadre Mangli Markam, Member of CNM - the cultural outfit of Maoists also surrendered.

Non-Violent
May 18 Palamu District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted two persons, Kailash Tori and Raja Tori at village Amwatiker in Tiger Reserve in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Later, Kailash Tori succumbed to injuries. CPI-Maoist cadres branded the duo as 'Police informer'.

Violent
May 18 Palamu District of Jharkhand

Palamu Police arrested and jailed a 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist, Raghu Chamar, at Hariharganj in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Raghu carried a reward of INR 600,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
May 18 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a tractor and a mixture machine engaged in road construction work in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. They warned workers against getting involved in construction works and then fled into the forests.

Violent
May 18 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The BSF busted a Maoist hideout and recovered a cache of arms and Naxal banners from a dense forest in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. SFs also recovered 10 SBML guns hidden inside the cavity of two separate trees.

Non-Violent
May 18 Bastar District and Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police arrested three people and recovered a large quantity of explosive materials meant for the Maoists in the State in two different places in Bastar District and Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Police also recovered 300 electronic detonators, 250 gelatine sticks, and four bundles of wires.

Non-Violent
May 18 Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh High Court ordered Bastar Police to produce 'surrendered' CPI-Maoist Podiyam Panda next Monday (May 22) in Raipur District of Chhattisgarh. The court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Panda's wife Muiyye, who has alleged that Police detained him illegally and did not allow her to meet him in custody.

Non-Violent
May 18 Bijapur-Sukma region in Chhattisgarh

The intelligence sources told that over 100 armed guerrillas of CPI-Maoist from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have sneaked into south Bastar and were spotted in the jungles of Bijapur-Sukma region in Chhattisgarh. According to the intelligence, CPI-Maoist cadres are planning a repeat of the April 24 Sukma attack, in which 25 CRPF jawans were killed, by launching a major operation against SFs.

Non-Violent
May 18 Bhadradri District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist cadres threatened, BJP leader and Gandhi Patham District Convener, Busireddy Sankar Reddy at Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri District of Telangana. CPI-Maoist cadres demanded INR 0.2 million and a cell phone from him.

Non-Violent
May 18 Rayagada District of Odisha

The Rayagada District and Sessions Judge Court in Rayagada District of Odisha, awarded 10 years' RI to CPI-Maoist cadre Gembali Chinarao alias Santu in two cases. The court also slapped a penalty of INR 50,000 on him.

Non-Violent
May 18 Kandhamal District of Odisha

The Phulbani ADJ Court in Kandhamal District of Odisha, rejected the bail plea of CPI-Maoist Sabyasachi Panda in the case of abduction of two Italian tourists. Notably, the two Italian tourists Paulo Bosusco (54) and Claudio Colangelo (61), had been abducted in March 2012, while trekking in Daringbadi in Kandhamal District.

Non-Violent
May 19 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CRPF personnel were injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals at a forest in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a team of CRPF's 2nd battalion was out on an anti-CPI-Maoist operation in a forest area under Kerlapal Police Station limits, DIG of Police (Dantewada range), Sundarraj P said. While they were cordoning-off a forested patch near Pariya village, the Naxals triggered the IED, in which two CRPF personnel suffered injuries.

Violent
May 19 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two JCB machines engaged in cable wire laying work in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. They attacked on underground telephone cable wire laying work of BSNL between Bijapur-Mankeli.

Violent
May 19 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Security personnel seized explosives from Kerar, Bulbul and Pesrar jungle in Maoist-hit Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The security personnel seized a 51 mm mortar, 18 pieces of high explosives bombs, six mobile phones, seven sim cards.

Non-Violent
May 19 Jharkhand

BJSAC of the CPI-Maoist decided to observe Protest Day from May 23 to 27, followed by a state-wide bandh on May 29 in Jharkhand. The banned outfit is celebrating the golden jubilee of the Naxalbari upsurge of West Bengal. In a press release issued by BJSAC, Maoists criticized the Raghubar Das led BJP Government for amending tribal protection laws (Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Act) to allow multinational companies plunder the resources.

Non-Violent
May 19 Bargarh District of Odisha

A huge haul of explosives, including hand grenades and tiffin bombs, were recovered from CPI-Maoist hideout in a combing operation near Gandhamardhan hill in Bargarh District of Odisha. The recoveries included hand grenade, tiffin bomb, 8 Kilogram gunpowder, arrows, LED lights, CPI-Maoist literature and uniforms.

Non-Violent
May 19 Patna District of Bihar

IG, Bihar sector of CRPF, M S Bhatia, while addressing a press conference in Patna District, said that the CRPF is working on a plan to create a strong intelligence network in the state to carry out anti-CPI-Maoist strikes. IG, Bhatia also added that two more battalions are required in Bihar to tackle CPI-Maoist menace. "The issue was raised at the May 8 meeting between Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and chief ministers of Maoist-hit states in New Delhi," he said, adding five regular and two CoBRA battalions are already deployed in the state to fight the Maoists. The long pending plan for positioning of a chopper either in Patna or Gaya for anti-Maoist operations was also discussed with the state Government officials at a meeting held in Patna last month (April 2017). At present, four choppers are stationed in Ranchi District of Jharkhand for anti-Maoist operations in Bihar.

Statement
May 19 Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

In the run up to the 50th anniversary of the 'Naxalbari armed uprising', the CPI-Maoist cadres have intensified poster campaign at Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. The Sabari-Charla Area Committee (SCAC) of the CPI-Maoist via poster has urged people to fight against "sand and mining mafia" to protect the interests of Adivasis in the Agency areas.

Non-Violent
May 20 Sundargarh District of Odisha

A couple of CPI-Maoist cadres was suspected to have sustained fatal injuries, in an exchange of fire with Police, in Lunga Reserve Forest, under Mohulpada Police limits of Sundargarh District of Odisha. A Maoist camp at the spot, close to Jharkhand border, was also dismantled leading to seizure of four LMG magazines, 200 rounds of live LMG ammunition, 8 rounds of .303 bullets and camp materials.

Violent
May 20 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted two villagers from Malkangiri District of Odisha. CPI-Maoist cadres abducted them on the suspicion of them being 'Police informers'.

Violent
May 20 Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

SFs arrests two persons, identified as Jaipal Barkade and Rooplal Marawi, from Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh, for extorting money from building contractors to fund the CPI-Maoist. SFs also seized INR 0.25 million from them. The accused took money to deliver to CPI-Maoist cadres of Malajkhand Dalam. The money recovered had been hidden in rice sacs by the two men.

Non-Violent
May 20 Khammam District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist couriers were arrested by Police at Charla Mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. The arrested were identified as P. Girinarayana (30), a Bhadrachalam-based trader who sells Ayurvedic medicines, and R. Venkateshwarlu (26), a private employee of Burgampadu Mandal. The arrested couriers were acting on the directions of some Maoist leaders in Chhattisgarh who gave them INR 0.2 million cash for purchase of medicines, iron pipes and other material. Police also seized tablets, injections, ORS packets, two tabs, three mobile phones and electric detonators and iron pipes from them.

Non-Violent
May 21 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Three mixer machines were set ablaze by CPI-Maoist cadres at Tarwadeeh in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The CPI-Maoist cadres were led by Chhotu Kharwar.

Violent
May 21 Saran District of Bihar

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint operation of the STF and Saran Police in Saran District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
May 21 Rohtas District of Bihar

Sasaram Police seized 1,950 Kilogram ammonium nitrate, 18,000 detonators and hundreds of country liquor pouches at Kharbandi in Rohtas District of Bihar. The material was meant to be supplied to CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent
May 21 New Delhi

Senior Security Adviser to UMHA, K. Vijay Kumar, told reporters in New Delhi, that it was a tough task for the CAFs to carry out counter operations against CPI-Maoist cadres as they move along with people and use them as a shield.

Statement
May 21 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The appearance of CPI-Maoist posters in Yedugurrallapalli in Chinturu mandal in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh put the Police on high alert and they intensified combing operations in mandals bordering Chhattisgarh. The Maoists have called upon tribals to join the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Naxalbari movement and pinned posters to trees in Baddugudem hamlet of Yedugurrallapalli village in the District. The Charla and Sabari area Dalams of the Maoist party has called for weeklong celebrations of the Naxalbari movement.

Non-Violent
May 21 Almora District of Uttarakhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres pasted a poster on the walls of Block Development office and a Government-run Inter College based at Dhaulichheena in Almora District of Uttarakhand. The poster affirmed that CPI-Maoist would continue to espouse the cause of liquor ban while lending their full weight behind the women who are spearheading the fight against liquor in the hills.

Non-Violent
May 22 Gaya District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre named in an attack on an under-construction railway station in Nawada District on November 3, 2016, was arrested in Gaya District of Bihar. Anuj Yadav, a resident of Jehanabad District, was arrested from Bodh Gaya following a tip off to the STF and handed over to Nawada Police.

Non-Violent
May 22 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The rebels were arrested when a joint team of DRG and STF were carrying out a search operation on the forested hills between Kunna and Jongeras villages. Those arrested were identified as Kawasi Erra (25), Hidma Ram Markam (25), both 'Jan Militia' members while two others - Podiyam Hadma (26) and Devraj Markam (23) - are members of DAKMS - a frontal wing of the Maoists. Two electrical detonators, wires, battery were recovered from them. Based on the statement of the arrested Maoists, a tiffin bomb, three arrow bombs, two more detonators, a camera flash, a wireless receiver, a solar plate, Maoist uniform, huge quantity of medicines and stitching materials were also seized from a location.

Non-Violent
May 22 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

In the wake of two major attacks by Maoists against the CRPF in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, the State Government made operational the joint command and control centre at Jagdalpur, the District headquarter of Bastar District, a long-standing demand of the SFs. The move would help SFs in conducting real-time anti-Maoist operations with the help of UAV.

Non-Violent
May 22 Chhattisgarh

Surrendered Maoist, Podiyam Panda, informed the Chhattisgarh High Court that he was not coerced by the Police to surrender. Panda was produced before the High Court in Bilaspur, in response to a habeas corpus petition filed by his wife, Muiye.

Non-Violent
May 22 Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand

A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from a house in Bhirudi village in RIT Police Station area in Adityapur in Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
May 23 Sukma District (Chhattisgarh

The CRPF has suspended a commander, for "leadership failure" during a road-opening patrol in Sukma District (Chhattisgarh) on April 24 during which 25 jawans were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres. A senior CRPF official said a preliminary inquiry had found company commander J. Vishwanath prima facie culpable of showing lack of leadership that day. Sources said Vishwanath and five to six other personnel had gone missing when the rebels ambushed the CRPF team.

Non-Violent
May 23 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres engaged SFs in an exchange of fire in Kasidih and Koyotand areas under Gomia Police Station of Bokaro District of Jharkhand. As the face-off took place near railway tracks on CIC section of Dhanbad division of East Central Railway, train services were disrupted. No casualties were reported on either side.

Violent
May 23 Jharkhand

The NHRC issued a notice to the Jharkhand Government over the alleged abduction and recruitment of children by CPI-Maoist cadres in the State. Taking suo motu cognisance over the media reports, the Commission has asked State Government to respond with specific reference to the questions: what is the police estimate of actual number of children who have been recruited in the Maoists cadre in the State of Jharkhand, what action has been taken by the Police to trace such children and re-integrate them with the main stream of the society, what measures have been taken to educate and rehabilitate such children and what action has been taken against the persons who were involved in dragging the innocent children into the Maoists' cadre and coercing them to carry out illegal activities?

Non-Violent
May 23 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The C-60 squad of the Gadchiroli Police arrested three Tendu leaves contractors (leaves which are used in making beedis) with INR 17.6 million when they (contractors) were on their way to hand over cash to the CPI-Maoist cadres in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The contractors were identified as Pahadia Tulsiram Tampla (35), Ravi Malya Tankam (45) and Nagraj Samya Putta (37).

Non-Violent
May 23 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Surrendered cadre of the CPI-Maoist, Podiam Panda, in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra revealed that CPI-Maoist cadres celebrated the killing of CRPF jawans with drums and Nagadas. He also told that the preparation was on for a month.

Non-Violent
May 23 Bolangir District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist posters were found in the Patnagarh area in Bolangir District of Odisha. The posters with various demands issued by the BBM Maoist Division were found on the Kantabanji-Padmapur road at Gangasagar village. The banners were also found on the main gate of a school at the village. The posters in red cloth were written in Hindi language.

Non-Violent
May 23 Khammam District of Telangana

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres erected a banner and put up handwritten posters near Taliperu medium irrigation project site in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana, symbolically marking the beginning of the week-long 50th anniversary of "Naxalbari armed uprising. The rebels, through the posters written in the name of CPI-Maoist Charla-Sabari Area Committee, called upon people to spearhead the "New democratic revolution".

Non-Violent
May 24 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a blast in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. No casualties or injuries were reported. The DRG arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, who was attempting to flee from the spot.

Violent
May 24 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police claimed to have killed four cadres of the CPI-Maoist in an encounter in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter occurred when a joint team of the STF, DRG, and the CRPF, was out for an anti-Maoist operation at Pichchikodur under the Barsoor Police Station limits. Constable Jhumar Mandavi, belonging to DRG was injured in the attack. Dantewada SP, Kamlochan Kashyap said, "We can say that at least four Maoists were killed in today's encounter as we recovered one 12 bore gun and other Maoist material on the spot." However, the SFs could not recover bodies.

Statement
May 24 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Gangaram Dhurve and Naresh Porte, were arrested by District Police at Bakar katta Police Station area in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
May 25 Munger District of Bihar

The ADJ of Munger Court, Jyoti Swaroop Shrivastava, awarded capital punishment to five CPI-Maoist cadres in Munger District of Bihar. Maoists identified as Bipin Mandal, Adhiklal Pandit, Ratu Koda, Banu Koda and Manu Koda are convicted with the killing of two CRPF personnel, Sone Gauda and Ravindra Rai, during the last parliamentary elections in April 2014.

Non-Violent
May 25 Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police released six tribal villagers, who were picked up by them three days ago (May 21) in relation to links with CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
May 25 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Nearly 60 women cadres of CPI-Maoist set ablaze Dumri Bihar Railway Station on the Gomoh-Barkakana section of ECR in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. Armed with rifles and bombs, the Maoists forced the railway employees to leave the premises before setting the main station building afire. The rebels also set afire the engine of a goods train and left with valuable railway equipment. This damaged the signal and communication system of the railways on the route. They also snatched a walkie-talkie from an engine driver. The rebels had planned to trigger a blast. They had planted 40 can bombs, but the security personnel defused them. Handbills pasted by the Maoists on the walls of the station buildings and on stationary train coaches asked the Jharkhand Government to cancel the MoUs signed with "capitalist forces" following the recent Momentum Jharkhand investors' summit. The Maoists have called for a statewide bandh on May 29 and the attack on the railway station, said Police sources, aimed at creating an atmosphere of fear among the general public.

Violent
May 26 Bokaro District of Jharkhand

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres dragged a schoolteacher, identified as Kalicharan Mahto from his house and shot him dead outside his village, Tiskopi, under Chatrochatti Police Station area in Gomia block in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. The schoolteacher was killed apparently because the Maoists suspected him of being a 'Police informer'. Before leaving the village, the Maoists set afire a mobile phone tower and threw several handbills in the area. The handwritten pamphlets warned the State Government of severe consequences unless the recent MoUs signed with multinational corporations are cancelled.

Violent
May 26 Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

The Manuguru Police arrested a mason on the charge of acting as a courier for CPI-Maoist cadres at Manuguru town in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. Police identified the arrested as B Suresh alias Rakesh, of Edulla Bayyaram. He is presently working as a mason in Dummugudem Mandal bordering Chhattisgarh. Police seized INR 0.28 million and Maoist literature from his possession.

Non-Violent

May 26

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A joint operation force had cornered Maoists in the forest near Darbha village, which is also located in Bhairamgarh tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Dhondraj Police party and CRPF were engaged in the encounter with Maoists who had come to Darbha village for holding a meeting. The exchange of fire took place as the Maoists were busy addressing the villagers. The Maoists however managed to sneak out of the place.

Violent

May 27 Munger District of Bihar

The Munger judge who awarded capital punishment to five Maoists on May 25 received a threat message on his WhatsApp number in Munger District of Bihar. The threat message reads, "Hamare Jan Adalat Nein Apko Phansi Ki Saja Sunayi Hai". ADJ Jyoti Swaroop Srivastava had sentenced to death five Maoists for ambushing and killing two CRPF jawans and injuring at least 12 others on the Gangta-Lakshmipur road under Haveli Kharagapur subdivision during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Non-Violent
May 27 Bihar

The Maoists have called a two-day Bihar bandh on May 28 and 29 in Bhagalpur, Munger, Lakhisarai, Jamui and Banka Districts to protest against the Munger court order, according to Laljeet Koda, spokesperson of the CPI-Maoist's Eastern Bihar-Jharkhand regional zonal committee.

Non-Violent
May 27 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed, Anduram Benjam, a former colleague who had surrendered in March 2016, in Sanvel village in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists hacked him to death on suspicion that he was a 'Police informer'.

Violent
May 27 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested after an encounter with SFs in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. There was an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the Police near Tekanar area of Narayanpur. After the encounter, Police managed to catch seven Maoist supporters, including three women.

Violent
May 27 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested a businessman, identified as Kashyap Patel and his two associates Ravindra Yashwant and Narayan Rangari who allegedly came from Maharashtra's Gondia District to hand over cash to the CPI-Maoist in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The vehicle of Patel, who is the owner of a Gondia-based MG Patel company, was stopped by BSF personnel near their base camp and the Police for routine check, when the cash of INR 28 lakh was traced inside the car. During sustained interrogation they revealed that the seized cash was to be given to Maoists as levy. Further additional amount of Rs 50 lakhs kept by the trader in a house at Banda was also recovered.

Non-Violent

May 27

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

SOS of Gadchiroli Police raided a camp of the CPI-Maoist in the forest of Karkewada on Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border in Bhairamgarh tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The Police recovered substantial literature, medical kits, materials of daily use and such other things belonging to the Maoists. An encounter had ensued in Karkewada where around 25 Maoists were camping. Though there was no casualty reported from either side, Police claimed that they found blood stains on the ground where the Maoists had taken position. This suggested injuries to the Maoists.

Violent

May 28 Jharkhand

SFs are on a high alert after the CPI-Maoist cadres called for a State-wide bandh on May 29 against the "anti-people policies" of the Jharkhand Government. IG (Operations), Ashish Batra, asserted that anti-Naxal operations were also going on in full swing in the light of the day long bandh called by the Maoists.

Non-Violent
May 28 Telangana

Police personnel working in Naxal-affected areas in Telangana have sought sophisticated weapons and other protective gears to take part in operations against the CPI-Maoist cadres during emergency situations from the Union Government. The Telangana Police also highlighted the lack of facilities including infrastructure and other logistics in the newly-formed Police stations, divisional offices and administrative offices in districts. The Policemen also brought the issue of lack of coordination between police officials from the rank of DSPs and SIs that impacted badly on investigation and law and order.

Non-Violent

May 28

Chhattisgarh

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and ace badminton player Saina Nehwal have been threatened by Maoists in Chhattisgarh for extending financial help to families of 12 CRPF jawans who were killed in a Maoist ambush in Sukma District on March 16. In a pamphlet issued by the CPI-Maoist Bastar south sub-zonal bureau, the two have been threatened besides urging other celebrities to stand with the poor and the revolution. “We condemn the financial assistance given to the families of CRPF jawans killed in PLGA attacks. We appeal to famous figures, film actors, sportspersons and celebrities to stand with the revolution and poor people. Stand against police atrocities and human rights violations,” it read. Akshay and Saina had promised to provide INR 0.9 million and INR 50,000 respectively to each family.

Non-Violent

May 29

Jamui District of Bihar

At least 30 to 40 cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a mobile tower, three kilometers away from a CRPF camp in Anandpur village under Laxmipur Police Station in Jamui District of Bihar. According to reports, tower, generator set and other instruments were damaged completely in the attack.

Violent

May 29

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze an empty private bus travelling from Dhanora area to Orchha village in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. According to reports, the Maoists set the bus on fire after the passengers were forced to evacuate the bus. The Maoists had been opposing the road construction work in Jhorigaon. It is believed that a road construction is underway on a brisk pace under the security cover provided by the ITBP and the District Police. 45 kilometres of a total 66 kilometres have been completed so far, the reports added.

Violent

May 29

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres after an exchange of fire at Hiroli village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred when a composite squad of STF, DRG and CRPF was conducting an anti-Maoist operation in the forested hills of Kirandul Police Station area. The arrested CPI-Maoists were identified as president of the JSRC of CPI-Maoist, Banjar alias Hunga, and Lakhma Kunjam and Hidma Kunjam–both Jan militia members. The three CPI-Maoists had INR 100,000 each on their heads.

Violent

May 29

Giridih and Bokaro Districts of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track between Chiyanki–Karmabad railway station on Gaya–Mughalsarai rail route and set ablaze vehicles in Giridih and Bokaro Districts of Jharkhand, during the 24-hour State-wide bandh called in Jharkhand to protest against the amendments in tenancy acts and the alleged anti-poor policy of the Raghubar Das Government. The Maoists blasted the down tracks between Chiyanki and Karmabad railway stations leading to disruption of the rail movement for at least nine hours. They also set ablaze one vehicle and one poklen machine in Giridih and two vehicles at Chutte village in Gomia block of Bokaro District. SDPO of Saria, Deepak Kumar said that the Maoists blew up the track under the Dhanbad railway division. Many other trains, including Delhi-Rajdhani, Delhi-Sealdah-Rajdhani were also stranded at different railway stations 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.

Violent

May 29

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A group of Maoists stormed at the work site at Gagaguro village and after threatening the workers to leave the place, they set on fire a poklen machine engaged in road construction in Giridih District of Jharkhand. They also set ablaze a bolero jeep parked at Dhawatand forest area on Giridih-Dumri Road during the bandh. No one was injured in the incident.

Violent

May 29

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

A group of suspected Maoists set ablaze two Tata pickup vans engaged in carrying passengers in Chute village in Gomia block under Gomia Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

Violent

May 29

Jharkhand

The bandh called by the Maoists crippled road and public transport in the rural areas of the State (Jharkhand) the most as many transporters preferred to keep their vehicles off the roads fearing rebel attacks. Fewer trucks were seen on roads as the frequency of long route buses was also very low. People avoided using trains despite heavy deployment of security forces in almost every train that passed through the Maoist belt, said Police officials.

Non-Violent

May 29

Sundargarh District of Odisha

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman cadre and a minor, surrendered before Rourkela Police in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Phula Munda alias Gurubari (19) and Siddharth Lohar alias Bhima (28), while the name of the minor was withheld by the Police. Phula carried a reward of INR 0.1 million and Siddharth carried a reward of INR 0.5 million. The three were involved in several incidents of attacks on Police and the 2009 attack on National Aluminium Company Limited's mines at Damanjodi.

Non-Violent

May 29

Khammam District of Telangana

Two cadres of Charla LOS of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before Bhadrachalam ASP, Sunil Dutt, in the Mandal headquarters town of Charla in Khammam District of Telangana. Police identified the surrendered duo as Irpa Laxman Rao alias Bharath (28) of Pusuguppa, and S Murali (35) of Vuyyalamadugu of Charla Mandal. Laxman worked as a courier for CPI-Maoist cadres from 2008 to 2013 before being appointed as a dalam member the same year. Murali surrendered following the death of his wife due to ill health recently.

Non-Violent

May 30

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the battery room of a mobile tower of BSNL at Mutanpal under Burgum Police Station in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The Police also found pamphlets left by CPI-Maoist cadres at the spot which protested killing of CPI-Maoist leader 'Vilas' in an encounter in Burgum area on May 14.

Violent

May 30

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Kuwakonda Police also arrested a woman Jan Militia member of CPI-Maoist Kunjami Huray in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. There are eight cases registered against her, which include murder and attempt to murder.

Non-Violent

May 30

Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Police personnel recovered explosives dump by the CPI-Maoist cadres to target security personnel in the jungles of Naxal-affected Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh. Balaghat SP, Amit Sanghi told, “The explosive dump contained IED stocks of splinters, sharp nails, urea, sulphur, ammonium nitrate, two bundles of electric wires and two detonators, which seemed to have been stashed in these jungles to target our patrolling party’s foot soldiers through an IED attack.”

Non-Violent

May 30

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Thirty-one newly recruited constables of 9th IRB refused to join the service fearing the CPI-Maoist at Kalahandi District of Odisha. The incident took place at the time of inaugural ceremony. In total 521 constables were selected to join the battalion in Kalahandi, 490 of them joined finally. B Radhika, ADG, State Armed Police, said the new recruits got jobs elsewhere. "Some of the selected candidates got jobs in other places, including army," Radhika told TOI.

Non-Violent

May 31

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

An exchange of fire broke out between a joint team of STF and DRG and the CPI-Maoist cadres near Chhote Rainar village in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs were engaged in ensuring security to the repairing work of the damaged road to facilitate the movement of vehicles. No casualty has been reported from either side.

Violent

May 31 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra Maharashtra Police claimed to have recovered a weapon and some CPI-Maoist material after an encounter with the Maoists in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The encounter had taken place in Karwafa forest of Jarawandi area of Gadchiroli. Violent

May 31

Nayagarh District of Odisha

District and Sessions Court Judge Ashant Das acquitted the eight accused in connection with Maoist attack Nayagarh District on 2008 in Odisha. The eight acquitted have spent over nine years in jail. According to the prosecution, the eight people were accused of being involved in the daring attack by CPI-Maoist on several Police establishments including the armoury and looting of weapons on the night of February 15, 2008. Those acquitted were Ranjit Sana of West Bengal, Asutosh Soren and Rabi Dulai of Jharkhand, Kamalakant Sethy and his wife Chandrabati Tukuruka of Ranapur, Kishore Jena of Delang in Puri and Bikram Mallick and Sushil Behera of Aska in Ganjam District, said special public prosecutor Brundaban Panda.

Non-Violent

June 1

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A group of more than 50 CPI-Maoist cadres raided the construction camp and set ablaze five vehicles used in road construction in Giridih District of Jharkhand. Five persons, including the owner of the vehicle, were beaten up. The injured were shifted to hospital.

Violent

June 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The composite squad of the DRG and District Force arrested 13 CPI-Maoist cadres from the forests of Chintagufa and Chintalnar in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. In first incident, 11 CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Chintagufa Police Station area by the SFs. In the other incident, two Maoists, identified as Madkam Deva (23) and Podiyam Joga (25), members of DAKMS - a frontal wing of CPI-Maoist, were arrested from Chintalnar. The duo was involved in the attack on the CRPF personnel of the 74th battalion on April 24 in Burkapal area wherein 25 troopers were killed.

Non-Violent

June 1

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SDGP, D. M. Awasthi told reporters, that 75 new Police stations have been built in CPI-Maoist inflicted area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. He added that the construction would certainly help Police personnel in arresting the CPI-Maoist cadres easily.

Statement

June 1

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrest three cadres belonging to Jan militia members of the CPI-Maoist from Kamaloor village under Bhansi Police limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested cadres were identified as Pandu Bhaskar, Podia Bhaskar and Raju Bhaskar.

Non-Violent

June 2

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

The ADJ in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand; awarded 10 years' rigorous imprisonment to CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ Kameshwar YadavHe was charged in a case related to the recovery of explosives following his arrest in 2015.

Non-Violent

June 2

Bhubaneswar of Odisha

Two surrendered girl Maoists, whose whereabouts were not known and were being searched by their family, have been found staying and pursuing education at an orphanage in Bhubaneswar of Odisha. As per Police records, Sindu alias Dipa and her sister Champa alias Rama surrendered before the Police in Rayagada District on March 17, 2011. Their father Sara Mandinga of Pipalapadar village in Koraput District claimed that he had no information about their whereabouts. Answering questions raised about mysterious ‘disappearance’ of two women Maoists – Champa and Sindu, IGP, Sanjeeb Panda, revealed that both of them are presently housed at SOS (Save Our Souls) village in Bhubaneswar.

Non-Violent

June 3

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, surrendered before the SP, Rahul Dev Sharma in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. SP, Sharma said the Maoists were “disillusioned” by their leaders as they were coercing the tribal people into killing their own community members and leaders. Korra Chellamma alias Amrutha (24) of Landula village of Pedabayalu mandal, was a cut-off area member with the AOBSZC and had a reward of INR 100,000 on her head. The other three Maoists were militia members of the Galikonda Dalam. Pangi Ramana (36) of Vantamarri village of Koyyuru mandal was a pocket militia member of Annavaram village. Pangi Raja Rao (35), who is also from Vantamarri, was a Maoist panchayat committee member of Budharalla. Tambelu Dasu (23) of Pakalapalem of Koyyuru mandal was a militia member of the Galikonda dalam. He was a militia member from 2009 to 2017.

Non-Violent

June 3

Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist ‘commander’ Gadda Nageswara Rao alias Chinnabbai (38), carrying INR 400,000 reward on his head, was killed in an exchange of fire between the SFs and Maoists at Kapatuti forest under Chitrakonda Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha, near to AOB region. Acting on a tip-off regarding presence of a Maoist camp in the forest, two teams of SF personnel led by the Malkangiri SP launched operations. Later, the Police-Maoists encounter occurred in which the Maoist was killed. Huge cache of explosives, including seven to eight rounds of bullets, a 9 mm pistol, Maoist literature and a kit bag has been seized from the encounter site after the gun battle, SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra, said.

Violent

June 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel at a forest in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place in the forest near Surakheda village. Based on specific inputs, a team of District Force had launched a search operation in the forest at Bhairamgarh, around 450 kilometers away from Raipur. When the security men were cordoning off a forest patch near Surakheda, the Maoists started firing on them which led to a gun-battle. Later during a search, Police recovered the body of a Maoist clad in 'uniform', he said. They also recovered a muzzle loading gun, a country made .303 pistol, some detonators, a tiffin bomb and wires from the spot. The killed Naxal was identified as Ratan Ujji alias Hemla Ratan, a member of small action team of the ultras. Ratan served in various key positions in the outlawed CPI-Maoist, including as ‘deputy commander’ of Mirtoor LOS and head of Matwada's Janatana Sarkar group.

Violent

June 4

Kandhamal District of Odisha

A SOG trooper was killed and six others were injured in a CPI-Maoist ambush near Khamankhol under Baliguda Police Station limits in Kandhamal District of Odisha. The group of SOG personnel was returning in four vehicles after completion of an anti-Maoist operation based on intelligence reports, when the last vehicle in the motorcade was targeted at the jungle ghat road near Khamankhol. The hiding Maoists fired heavily at the vehicle carrying the SOG troopers leading to an exchange of fire for around one hour occurred at the spot between the SOG personnel and Maoists, in which the SOG trooper was killed. The martyred trooper has been identified as Laxmikant Jani of Kalahandi District and among the critically injured are H.N Tamang, S. Orange and Driver Niranjan Behera.

Violent

June 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

An exchange of fire took place between the SFs and the CPI-Maoist cadres at Jongeras in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter was followed with a major search operation. P. Sundar Raj, DIG, Dantewada range, said, “We received a tip-off that a group of 15 to 20 Maoists were present in the forest near Jongeras village under Kukanar police station [of Sukma]. We sent a STF team led by Inspector Salim Xaxa and they conducted a search operation on June 4. There were Maoist casualties in the exchange of fire last night.” The STF team recovered seven backpacks, four black uniforms, three detonators and some IED-making material from the area. The STF team, however, could not recover any bodies or capture any injured Maoists.

Violent

June 5

Jamui District of Bihar

Nine CPI-Maoist cadres involved in the attack on security personnel in Sukma District forest of Chhattisgarh on April 24, were arrested in Jamui District of Bihar. Jamui SP, Jayant Kant said after receiving a tip-off that some CPI-Maoist cadres were planning major attacks in Naini Pathar and Asarkho forest areas under Charkapathar Police Station in the District, a team of CRPF, SSB, STF and Bihar Police rushed to the jungle and arrested nine of them. The arrested Maoists were identified as Ramdeo Kora, Gopal Bhulla, Madan Bhulla, Sunil Marandi, Shyam Soren, Jhanki Murmu, Sonam Hansda, Chamru Ram and Arjun Kora. Twelve pipe bombs weighing 5 Kilograms each, one can bomb weighing 10 Kilograms, 40 metres of electric wire and two batteries were also recovered from their possession.

Non-Violent

June 5

Raipur District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police in Raipur District told reporters that security in Naxal-affected areas of Bastar region has been stepped up as the CPI-Maoist cadres are observing ‘Jan Pituri’ (Revolutionary Week). Bastar division comprises of seven Districts namely Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar, Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Sukma and Kanker. ‘Jan Pituri ’week is observed every year in the memory of their slain leaders of CPI-Maoists. During this period which generally coincides with the arrival of monsoon, CPI-Maoist cadres focus on recruitment of fresh cadres by spreading their propaganda. It will be observed from June 5 to June 11, 2017.

Statement

June 5

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres have issued a threat to Government employees at Basaguda region in Bijapur District of ChhattisgarhCPI-Maoist cadres have asked the employees to hand over one month of their salary or face dire consequences.

Non-Violent

June 5

Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka

Three CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered to the members of the State-appointed panel, AK Subbaiah and Gaurilankesh in Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka. The surrendered Maoists are identified as Kanyakumari (30), of Mudigere in Chikkamagaluru, her husband Shivu aka Jnanadev of Bengaluru and Chennamma aka Suma (32), of Gadag. Of the three Maoists, Kanyakumari has 33 criminal cases pending against her and carried a reward of INR 500,000 on her head. Shivu, whose only involvement in the operation has been through his association with Kanyakumari. Chennamma, who has been acquitted in the three cases that were filed against her, is free. Chennamma's husband Neelamegham was arrested by Tamil Nadu Police two years ago, and is still in prison.

Non-Violent

June 6

Arwal District of Bihar

Bihar Police arrested former leader of the CPI-Maoist Bachchan Kahar and his associate Bharat Paswan Rampur from Sarauti village in Arwal District of Bihar. During search at Kahar's house, the Police seized a stolen rifle, five ammunition and Naxal literature.

Non-Violent

June 6

Kandhamal District of Odisha

SFs recovered explosives from Baliguda area of Kandhamal District of Odisha. The recovery comes a day after the ambush between the CPI-Maoist cadres and SFs that claimed the life of a SOG trooper and injured seven other troopers. SFs recovered gelatin sticks, wires, tin sheets, empty bullet cases, polythene and Maoist uniforms.

Non-Violent

June 7

Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist has threatened to carry out more “Sukma-like attacks” on the SFs in Chhattisgarh. Sounding out the warning in an audio statement, spokesperson of the CPI-Maoist DKSZC, Vikalp, accused the SFs of running a campaign of terror in the Bastar region. In the interim, two Maoist attacks in Sukma District, first in Kottecheru village and second in Burkapal village, had resulted in the death of 37 CRPF personnel earlier this year.

Non-Violent

June 7

Giridih District of Jharkhand

The Giridih Police carried out kurkijabti on the house of the Naxal Nunuchand Mahto, who carries INR 500,000 award on his head, at Khukhra village in Giridih District of Jharkhand. By a very rough estimate, domestic pot, bed, furniture and others house hold materials costing INR 45 to 50 thousand had been seized from Naxal’s house. The Jharkhand Police’s initiative to cripple Maoist leaders financially by confiscating their property under the UAPA has met considerable success.

Non-Violent

June 7

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Rama Kawasi alias Ashok (38) and his wife Weli Madkami alias Malati (25), cadres of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered at the District Police Office in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The couple was carrying INR 500,000 and INR 400,000 on their heads respectively as announced by the Odisha Government. Ashok was working as a DCM with the Boipariguda Area Committee of MKVB division under the AOBSZC since 2002. On the other, Malati was a native of Badtekguda village under Kalimela Police limits and involved in at least five murder cases, blasting of Podia new Block Office building in 2013 and exchanges of fire. She was working as a member of Boipariguda Area Committee of MKVB Division under the AOBSZC since 2006. They cited torturing of local tribal cadres by the CPI-Maoist leaders from Andhra Pradesh and mindless killing of the innocent people in the name of ‘Police informers’ as the principal reason to surrender.

Non-Violent

June 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The composite squads of DRG, District Force and CoBRA arrested 18 cadres of the CPI-Maoist from two places in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. In first incident, SFs arrested 10 CPI-Maoist from Chintagufa Police Station area, while in second incident; eight others were arrested from Chintalnar Police Station. The arrested Maoists were identified as Podiyam Kosa (28), Jan Militia ‘Commander’, Kawasi Joga (28), Deputy Jan Militia’ Commander’, Madvi Aaytu (23) ‘Commander’ of CNM- a frontal wing of CPI-Maoist, Oyam Sukka (22), Deputy ‘Commander’ of CNM and 14 other CPI-Maoist cadres associated with DAKMS, Janatana Sarkar.

Non-Violent

June 8

India

The CRPF is exploring technology that could track and disable weapons looted by LWEs in LWE-affected Districts and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Automatic and semi-automatic rifles/guns like AK rifles, SLRs, INSAS rifles and revolvers used by the Security Forces in counter-insurgency and anti-Maoist operations are the ones used by the ultras in ambushes and attacks on the camps. CRPF, DG, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar confirmed that the force is looking at such technology. He, however, said that this is in planning stage.

Non-Violent

June 8

Chhattisgarh

Fifteen Naxalites who were killed last month (May, 2017) in anti-Naxal operation in Sukma District were cadres of the PLGA, the armed wing of the CPI-Maoist, said Devendra Chouhan; IG, CRPF. Addressing a press conference in Raipur District, Chouhan said that an audio clip released by a top Naxal leader named Vikalp has now confirmed that 15 Maoists killed in an anti-Naxal operation between May 12 and May 16 were actually members of the PLGA. "The security forces launched an anti-Naxal operation between May 12, 2017 and May 16 in Sukma district. The operation by the CRPF’s CoBRA, DRG and local Police killed at least 15 Naxalites but their bodies were not recovered," said Chouhan, adding that "the security forces gauged the number of the killed Naxalites on the basis of blood stains and intercept of seized wireless sets". He further added that "initially the Naxalites rebuffed the security forces' claim but now a top Maoist, Vikalp, in an audio tape has admitted that their 15 associates were killed between May 11 and May 16. Though, he claimed that these encounters were fake and the killed ones were innocent adivasis". However, the CRPF IG said that Maoists' accusation is false as "the journalists who visited the areas where anti-Naxal operation was launched have come to know that the security forces didn't kill any villager".

Statement

June 9

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the CRPF and local Police at Dholkatta forest in Parashnath area in Giridih District of Jharkhand. The identity of Maoist is yet to be ascertained. SP, Akhlesh V. Verier told that the killed CPI-Maoist cadre was a member of Prayag Manjhi and Ajay Mahto squad.

Violent

June 9

East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

An encounter took place between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres at Kasidanga in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The CPI-Maoist cadres were led by Akaash, a senior leader of the CPI-Maoist and wanted by Police for various offences. An AK-47 rifle with 32 rounds of ammunition, a 9 mm pistol with six rounds and two magazines among other things were recovered from the spot of encounter by the security personnel.

Violent

June 9

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Hundreds of slogan-shouting tribals belonging to 30 villages held a massive rally at Populuru in Malkangiri District of Odisha, protesting against the killing of a CPI-Maoist leader Chinnabai in an encounter by the Police. The tribals alleged that Chinnabai who had surrendered was murdered by the Police. However, Malkangiri SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra told, “We have information that the Maoists have issued a press release claiming that it was a fake encounter. This is completely false. It was actually an incident of exchange of fire in which the Police had fired in self defense. In the incident a cadre Maoist was killed.”

Non-Violent

June 9

Koraput District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres threatened founder of KISS and KIIT, Achyuta Samanta, to punish him in the Praja Court for allegedly working against Maoist organisation in name of providing education to tribals in Odisha. In a poster reportedly put up by the CPI-Maoist on the wall of Koraput District branch of KISS premises at Kakiriguma, the Maoists alleged Samanta of working along with Police towards weakening the Maoist organisation in name of providing education to tribal children in KISS. “While we are opposing the government’s policies, you are inviting the ministers. If you do not stop doing this, you will be punished in the Praja court,” the banner read. Kakiriguma Police later seized the poster.

Non-Violent

June 9

Bhojpur District of Bihar

The CRPF, IG, (Bihar) M.S. Bhatia convened a meeting with CRPF officials at Koilwar in Bhojpur District of Bihar, to weed out the CPI-Maoist cadres from Naxal pockets in Bihar.

Statement

June 10

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a passenger bus in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. There was no casualty as the bus was empty and parked. “Maoists burnt a private passenger bus at Sonpur village last night. This place is 15 kilometer from the base camp and 35 kilometer south of Narayanpur police station,” said SP, Santosh Singh. Singh added this incident is likely to hamper the passenger transport in the area as it was the only bus operating on this road. “The security forces never use buses on this road. No other smaller passenger vehicle runs except for some tractors.”

Violent

June 11

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police recovered a five Kilogram of IED planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. CPI-Maoist cadres planted IEDs to target SFs and stall the developmental works in the State.

Non-Violent

June 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police claimed to have arrested 34 CPI-Maoist cadres from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested people include the Janatana Sarkar presidents, Jan Militia commanders, DAKMS presidents and members, CNM commanders and deputy commanders.

Statement

June 11

Sundargarh District of Odisha

Rourkela Police arrested a leader of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Dharamjit Singh, in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Dharamjit was involved in many CPI-Maoist activities in Odisha and was in the Police's list of most wanted CPI-Maoist leaders.

Non-Violent

June 11

Ganjam District of Odisha

Union Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, met Jawans injured in the recent CPI-Maoist cadres attack at MKCG Hospital in Ganjam District of Odisha. Singh urged the CPI-Maoist cadres to shun violence and join the mainstream. He also attended a “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” event in Ganjam.

Non-Violent

June 12 Patna District of Bihar

In meeting held at the 205th CoBRA Battalion headquarters of the CRPF in Gaya District and a second one at IG (operations) Kundan Krishnan's office in Patna District of Bihar, SFs decided to intensify operations in the State against the CPI-Maoist. The meeting assumes importance, as according to CRPF sources three pockets - the Jamui/Nawada/Giridih (triangular section), Gaya Aurangabad section and Lakhisarai/ Munger/Banka/Jamui section - are still under CPI-Maoist influence. Total seven battalions of the CRPF are deputed in Bihar. Five of those battalions do general duty and two are posted as CoBRA battalions. There are around 1,000 security personnel in a battalion.

Non-Violent
June 12 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Police recovered banners suspected to be put up by CPI-Maoist cadres in support of agitating farmers in Madhya Pradesh from Pakhanjoor Police station area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The banners issued in the name of 'Pratappur Area Committee of Maoists' displayed messages supporting the farmers who were protesting in the neighbouring state for their various demands since June 1. In the messages written on banners, Naxals have protested against alleged injustice being done to cultivators in Madhya Pradesh.

Non-Violent
June 12 Chhattisgarh

The Naxals operating in Chhattisgarh, who have largely been confined to the Bastar region in the South, are looking to create an entire new zone in the west, a CPI-Maoist document, recovered by the State Police has said. Areas like Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh, Gondia in Maharashtra, and northern Rajnandgaon, parts of Kabirdham and Mungeli in Chhattisgarh are covered under the new zone. In the seized document, the new area is described as MMC (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Confluence) zone. It seems that idea is to create an entity like Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DSZC) in Bastar District. The document also shows issues that villagers are concerned about in the area to win their confidence, such as land, demonetisation and differential pricing of bamboo in different states.

Non-Violent
June 12 Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu

Two persons from Kerala, who came to meet CPI-Maoist cadres Anoop and Shyna at the Coimbatore Central Prison in Tamil Nadu, were arrested, for carrying a pen drive. Prison authorities, who found the two with the data storage device during physical examination, handed them over to the Race Course Police. According to M. Senthilkumar, Prison Superintendent, the two men - Rashid (38) and Harihara Sharma (33) from Thiruvananthapuram - had come to meet Anoop and Shyna, two of the five Maoists arrested at Karumathampatti in Coimbatore in May 2015, at the prison.

Non-Violent
June 12 South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal

Five months after an alleged CPI-Maoist-led agitation against a power grid in Bhangar in South 24 Parganas District that claimed 2 lives in police firing and sparked a blockade, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, asked Bhangar to stay away from Maoists and come to the negotiation table. Speaking at a public rally at Bhangar, CM Banerjee asked residents of Bhangar to surrender their weapons that she claimed were amassed during the movement or face search operations. "I know there are weapons in the villages. The Maoists click pictures of you cutting off roads and up in the arms to garner monetary aid from sympathisers abroad. Did you get anything? That is why I am urging you to stay away from the Maoists and denounce them. They are not going to help you, but I will," the CM said.

Non-Violent
June 13 Chhattisgarh

A 25-page document recovered from cadres of CPI-Maoist by Chhattisgarh Police after an encounter reveals that the CPI-Maoist leadership in the state has issued instructions to the cadre on the use of mobile phones. The document recovered by the Police in April 2017 reveals that cadre up to the level of 'Divisional Commanders' have now been allowed to use mobile phones and tablets for easy access to reading material. Under a section of the document titled 'The spread of propaganda', the document states that propaganda activities are to be carried out through pamphlets, banners, posters, statements and through mobile phones and WhatsApp. The document reveals that WhatsApp and mobile phones are to be used in the Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Confluence zone (MMCCZ).

Non-Violent
June 13 Chhattisgarh

In report released by UMHA, SFs had gunned down 51 cadres of CPI-Maoist as on May 15, 2017 this year compared to 85 in the corresponding period of the 2016 in Chhattisgarh. The CPI-Maoist cadres during the period had 81 encounters with the Police compared to 147 in the corresponding period of the previous year, it informed. The number of incidents of attacks on police including use of landmines by Maoists numbered 41 compared to 50 last year, it stated. A total of 357 Naxal incidents took place as on May 15, 2017 this year compared to 462 in 2016.The SFs recovered 228 arms used by Maoists this year as on May 15, 2017 compared to 342 in 2016. A total of 106 districts in the Country are considered as Naxal affected. Of these, Bihar State has maximum 22 Districts, followed by Jharkhand (21), Odisha(19), Chhattisgarh (16), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,- both 8 each, West Bengal and Maharashtra,- both 4 each, Uttar Pradesh,- 3 and Madhya Pradesh, one.

Non-Violent
June 13 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Gadchiroli Police seized a cache of bomb detonators and other items, a hidden by the cadres of CPI-Maoist, at Kurkheda, Nadikal forests in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The explosives and other items were kept in a plastic water tank buried in the ground.

Non-Violent
June 13 Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Police produced H. Rasheed (36) S. Harihara Sharma (32) before a Magistrate Court in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. They were arrested on June 12 on the charge of attempting to hand over a pen drive to Anoop Mathew George, or Shyna, both jailed cadres of CPI-Maoist. The Police said that Rasheed was a resident of Malappuram, and Sharma of Thiruvananthapuram.

Non-Violent
June 14 Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist in Chhattisgarh are focussing on current issues that impact the local population in an effort to replicate the Bastar model in a new zone along the state's western border, according to senior Police officers. This assessment is based on a 25-page Maoist document recovered by SFs following an encounter in April, which details plans to set up a MMC (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Confluence) zone - their first expansion in the region in eight years. The document also details their military strategy, with a focus on amassing ammunition, including "collecting" at least "50 kilos of gunpowder", 3,000 pieces of metal or shrapnel, 25 pipes ready for Claymore bombs" every six months. It advocates swift attacks on SFs, the use of ambushes and not chases, and explosive devices as opposed to gunfire as much as possible.

On the political strategy for the new zone, the document, believed to have been drafted by the "MMC leading team" in March 2017, states that the way forward is in the identification of "people's problems". It acknowledges a lack of success on land issues and highlights local issues to claim that the problems were not what the Maoists had imagined. Warning cadre in the new zone to "proceed with caution", it says, "Secrecy is not being kept, there is hurriedness, those we taking into the organisation are not being talked to in depth about our politics and work. We are talking in the air and accepting them… When meeting party leaders, caution must be exercised and they should not be met in front of new members."

Non-Violent
June 14 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Police recovered 12 weapons in separate incidents in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Narayanpur SP, Santosh Singh said that one Sonu Nureti, a member of Kohkameta LOS of Maoists, was arrested from Kihkad village forest under Narayanpur Police Station limits. He said Nureti was caught near Kihkad by a joint team of STF, DRG and ITBP which had launched a search operation towards Kihkad, Bechagaon and Gongal villages, around 350 km from Raipur. A muzzle-loading gun was recovered from him. Further, when Nureti informed them about a Maoist dump of arms and ammunitions located on a forested hill between Bechagaon and Gongal, the SFs raided the place, the SP said, adding the team came under indiscriminate fire by Maoists. The encounter between the troopers and Maoists lasted for 15-20 minutes, the officer said, adding that Maoists later fled to the core forest area. "During searching, 11 muzzle loading guns, one pipe bomb, a Maoist uniform and daily use materials were recovered from the spot," he said. According to the SP, Nureti was allegedly involved in several incidents of crime, including murder, loot and arson in the region.

Violent
June 14 Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

Somri Devi (27), who was arrested in December 2006 for her alleged involvement in CPI-Maoist activities, was acquitted by the Additional District and Sessions Judge (IX) in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, in the absence of evidence. Somri's lawyer Sanjeev Kumar Sinha said neither the witnesses nor the investigating officer turned up in the court to testify against her.

Non-Violent
June 15 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist was killed and a STF trooper was injured in an encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish occurred in Raidongri-Rakasmetta forests under Kaknar Police Station limits when a joint team of DRG and STF was out on an anti-Maoist operation in the interiors of Kaknar, Bastar SP, Sheikh Arif Hussain said. "While one Maoist was killed, a jawan sustained injuries in the face-off," the SP said. The Maoist killed was identified as Mahesh, 'section commander' of military company no. 06 of PLGA of the CPI-Maoist, carrying a reward of INR 1 million on his head. Security personnel had recovered body of the Naxal in Maoist fatigue, along with a SLR and some Naxal materials from the encounter site.

Violent
June 15 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Security personnel and Maoists exchanged fire on a forested hill between Bechagaon and Gongal villages in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. However, no casualty was reported from either side, Police said.

Violent
June 15 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police recovered a powerful IED, allegedly planted by Maoists in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of the District Force and BSF was patrolling when it spotted a connection of the IED beneath the dirt track near a culvert on Kanker's Badgaon-Himmatwahi road, located around 200 kilometres from the state capital (Raipur), a Police official said. Later, the SF personnel recovered the explosive kept in a steel container. The IED, weighing nearly eight kilograms, was immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad, the official said.

Non-Violent
June 15 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

About 14 Maoists, mostly lower rung cadres, allegedly involved in the Burkapal attack on CRPF personnel in April 24, were arrested from two places in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The number of Maoists arrested in connection with Burkapal attack has reached 95. DIG, Dantewada range, P Sundarraj said that they were all allegedly involved in the attack on CRPF's 74th battalion in Burkapal area that claimed lives of 25 personnel. While they were also involved in incidents, including loot, murder, arson and planting IEDs, seven of them were active as 'jan militia' members, six as members of DAKMS- a frontal wing of CPI-Maoist and another as 'jan militia deputy commander', he said.

Non-Violent
June 15 Idukki District of Kerala

The Munnar Police arrested a man with suspected links to CPI-Maoist from Munnar town in Idukki District of Kerala. J Manoj, a plantation labourer residing at the Kanan Devan estate quarters, had migrated to Munnar from Tamil Nadu and his arrest is expected to shed light on the suspected links between Pembilai Orumai and the LWEs.

Non-Violent
June 16 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

An exchange of fire with the CPI-Maoist cadres at a forest patch in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The Skirmish took place near Munga village when a joint team of DRG, STF and CRPF was out on a search operation in the interiors of Katekalyan area, said DIG (Dantewada range), P Sundarraj. When the security personnel were advancing to Munga, they came under fire from a group of armed Maoists leading to the encounter between the two sides, the DIG said. However, the Maoists soon fled from the spot. "During a search, a 12 bore gun, an air gun, three 'pitthus' (shoulder bags) and some daily use items were recovered from the spot," he said.

Violent
June 16 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

A two-hour long encounter between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres took place in Kiriburu forest of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Later after the encounter, Police recovered a pistol, three IEDs, two binoculars, Maoist literature and uniforms from the encounter site.

Violent
June 16 Khunti District of Jharkhand

The SFs seized explosives and gun power from the Digri jungle in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Based on information gathered that the Maoists have stored large quantity of explosives with an intention to harm security personnel, a joint search operation by the District Police and CRPF was launched. During the search operation the SF personnel found 109 pieces of gelatin sticks, 66 pieces of detonators, one kilogram of gun powder and about six kilograms of splinters, Sinha said.

Non-Violent
June 16 Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist Korukonda Area Committee leader Ramana has claimed that the Government has been falsely accusing Maoists of opposing development works like electrification, drinking water and education projects in Malkangiri District. In a release to media persons in Malkangiri, he demanded power supply to all the villages under the newly-formed Chitrakonda block and alleged that health services are in disarray. He stated there are no health workers or anganwadi centres and schools in the villages causing hardship to the villagers. Some miscreants disconnected electricity supply at Hatguda and once the culprits are identified, their case would be decided in praja court, he wrote in the letter. Further, the Maoist leader assured that they will never obstruct any development works.

Non-Violent
June 17 Jamui District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres beheaded a man alleging he was a 'police informer' in Jamui District of Bihar. Police said the Maoists abducted Vijay Barnawal, a resident of Bhelwaghati of Giridih District of Jharkhand, who was earlier an active member of a Maoist group, when he had gone to neighbouring Bihar for some work. His decapitated body was found in Sijuwa village of Jamui District. Police traced Barnawal's identity from his Aadhaar card, as the Maoists slit his head. Barnawal, who was lodged in Giridih District jail for three years, worked as a stone trader after his release.

Violent
June 17 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist cadre with a reward of INR 1.6 million on his head was arrested by Police in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Pawan alias Soma Phoda Weladi (35), resident of Parsengdi, Chhattisgarh, was arrested on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border. A press release by the SP, Gadchiroli, said Pawan was a member of Gariabandh divisional committee of Maoists, and was involved in several acts of violence in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Odisha in the last 20 years. He had also worked as a bodyguard for senior Naxal leaders, the release said.

Non-Violent
June 17 Koraput District of Odisha

The State and the Central Police Forces would work unitedly to curb CPI-Maoist menace in Odisha and its bordering areas, was discussed at a high level meeting held at Koraput District under the chairmanship of IB Director, Rajeev Jain. The main objective of the meeting was to focus on collaborative efforts on sharing intelligence inputs involving the Police Forces of both Chhattisgarh and Odisha and the Central agencies besides, strengthening coordination between Police departments of all Maoist-affected areas. Maoist violence in Koraput, Nuapada, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur Districts bordering Chhattisgarh was discussed at the meeting. Sources said Police would conduct air strikes on Maoist camps in areas bordering Odisha and Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 18 Lakhisarai District of Bihar

SFs killed two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter in the Barmasia forest area under Barhat Police Station in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. A joint team of the CRPF's specialised unit for jungle warfare CoBRA, the State Police's STF and the District Armed Police conducted the operation based on a tip-off of Maoist movement in the forest under Barhat Police Station in the District. The SFs were combing the area when, the troops spotted some heavily armed Maoists between Barmuha and Barmasia villages and two Maoists were killed in the encounter that followed. ASP (operations), Pawan Kumar, said some other of the rebels also suffered bullet injuries in the five-hour-long operation but managed to escape. Blood stains were found on the trail the Maoists fled. Two bodies were recovered and two .303 bore assault rifles were seized from the site. The identity of the killed rebels is yet to be ascertained, but they were suspected to be Maoist cadres from Chhattisgarh. "Two rifles, a magazine and liquor pouches were recovered from the spot where the Maoists had gathered," said Jamui ASP, D.N. Pandey.

Violent
June 18 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women were killed in an encounter with the SFs at Aundhi in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place at remote forested hilly terrain of Pendauri about 150 kilometres west of Raipur. "We had definite inputs about the presence of Maoists in the area. The district police team led by the Aundhi police station in-charge Ashwin Rathore began search operation around noon when the rebels opened an attack on the troopers, resulting in an encounter," the Rajnandgaon SP, Prashant Agrawal said. We have recovered bodies of three Maoists and the forces have safely returned, he added. Three weapons- one SLR, one INSAS assault rifle and a 303 rifle were recovered from the encounter site. One of the women killed was Sameela Potai, a local area committee 'secretary' who was active in the region for over a decade and carried an award of INR 800,000 and another Rammo, an LOS member with a reward of INR 100,000. The identity of the third person is yet to be ascertained.

Violent
June 18 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists set on fire a tractor engaged in road maintenance work in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. No one was injured in the incident, which took place near Malewahi village under Barsoor Police Station limits where maintenance work of a road was underway. Police said, around a dozen Maoists stormed the maintenance site and threatened the workers before setting the tractor ablaze, he said, adding, the Maoists then fled into the forest.

Violent
June 19 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Chhannuram Mandavi (55), the ex-sarpanch of his native Cholnar village, was killed allegedly by CPI-Maoist cadres in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, after they suspected him to be a 'police informer'. Some armed Maoists stormed into the victim's house in Cholnar under Kirandul Police Station limits, and slit his throat while he was asleep, killing him on the spot. Some Maoists pamphlets were also recovered from the spot in which Mandavi was branded as a 'police informer'.

Violent
June 19 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A wanted Maoist, who was carrying a reward of INR 500,000, was killed by the SFs in an encounter in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the Katgaon-Kamteda axis of Koyalibeda village when a joint team of the STF and the DRG of Chhattisgarh Police, the BSF, was out on a counter-insurgency operation. "After the exchange of fire stopped, the joint forces recovered the body of Jai Singh Kunjam, a wanted Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh," a senior official said. Kunjam was a Maoist 'deputy commander'. A villager identified as Maan Singh was also found lying with bullet injuries on his waist near Kamteda village. A SLR, some ammunition and three rifles (.315 bore) have also been recovered from the spot, he said. The forces estimate that three more Maoists were also killed during the encounter, however, their bodies have not been recovered yet, he added.

Violent
June 19 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Thirteen Maoists were arrested from three separate places during combing operation within Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. District Force and DRG personnel arrested 13 Maoist cadres -- including Jan Militia 'Deputy Commander' Tamo Budhru and LOS Member Hemla Ayyutu -- from Jagargunda, Gadiras and Tongpal areas. Eleven of those arrested were allegedly involved in the recent Burkapal ambush in which 25 CRPF personnel were killed in April this year. "While 11 cadres were apprehended from Jagargunda police station area, one each was held from Tongpal and Gadiras police station limits," DIG (Dantewada range), Sundarraj P said.

Non-Violent
June 20 Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh

Seven CPI-Maoist sympathisers from Odisha border surrendered before the SP, LKV Ranga Rao in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. They were vexed with the way the Maoists were functioning, said a release issued by the Police department. Identities of those surrendered have been kept in wraps as the District Police do not wish to endanger their lives. Even their place of residence has been kept a secret.

Non-Violent
June 20 Bihar

The Bihar Government has announced cash rewards ranging from INR 25,000 to INR 500,000, for anyone giving information about at least 43 top CPI-Maoist leaders active in the State. The cash awards will be on offer for anyone who gets hold of the Maoist leaders -- living or dead -- or assists the Police in facilitating the arrest of the Maoists. "Anyone cooperating with the police in getting hold of the Maoists will be rewarded with cash, as announced by the Bihar government for each of the ultras falling in the rewards category," ADG (headquarters), Sanjiv Kumar Singhal said. The Maoists leaders on whose heads a cash reward of INR 500,000 has been put include Arvind Kumar Singh alias Dev alias Arvind Kumar of Jehanabad, Sandip Ji alias Vijay Yadav of Gaya, Ram Babu Ram alias Rajan of Madhuban and Parvesh Da alias Anuj Da alias Amlesh Da of Hazaribagh (Jharkhand). Of these, Arvindji (53), is a topmost Maoist leader at the national level. A politburo member of CPI-Maoist, he carries a reward of INR 10 million in Jharkhand, where he is wanted in around 13 cases. He also carries a cash reward of INR 4 million each in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. In addition to these top four, a reward of INR 50,000 each has been announced on 33 Maoists and of INR 25,000 each against four Maoists. Interestingly, 21 out of 43 Maoists on the heads of which reward has been put belong to one District - Jamui in south-eastern Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 20 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Police seized a powerful 25-kilogram IED, which was packed in a big steel container, was unearthed near a culvert on the Dornapal-Jagargunda road, suspected to have been planted by CPI-Maoist cadres in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent
June 20 Latehar District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Santosh Yadav, surrendered before SP, Dhananjay Kumar Singh, in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Santosh had first joined the PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, in 2008 and later switched over to the Maoist outfit. He was forwarded to Latehar Divisional Jail.

Non-Violent
June 21 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with SFs at Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "On a tip-off about the presence of Maoists, a combined team of STF and DRG carried out a search operation. The rebels opened fire near Hasnar, about 15 kilometres from Orcha Police Station, leading to an encounter. In the retaliatory attack, two women Maoists were killed by the SFs. A temporary Maoist camp in the area was also destroyed", SP, Santosh Singh said. There was no report of any injury sustained by the SFs, the SP said. Some ammunition, rifles, items of daily use, a sewing machine and literature were recovered from the site.

Violent
June 21 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist 'deputy commander', carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, was arrested along with explosives in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadre identified as Rakesh Sodhi (20) was arrested from Awapalli Police Station area when a joint team of SFs was out on an area-domination operation. Sodhi was arrested after a short chase and a tiffin bomb, two detonators and electric wire were seized from his bag.

Non-Violent
June 21 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

The SFs defused IEDs planted by Maoists at 11 locations on Dhanora-Orchha road in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, to target Police party. Working on a tip off, the SF personnel unearthed the explosives and ammunition which were to be used to attack SFs and hinder the developmental work in the area. The recovered IED's were later defused by the Bomb disposal squad.

Non-Violent
June 21 Latehar District of Jharkhand

Police recovered eight IEDs, three pistols, eight hand grenades, detonators, explosive powder and codex wire during a search operation in the Manika Police Station area in Latehar District of Jharkhand. A banner found there indicated that the items belonged to CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
June 21 Sundargarh District of Odisha

An armed woman CPI-Maoist cadre surrendered before Police in Rourkela in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoist has been identified as Muli Nayak alias Arti (22), hailing from Jharkhand. She was active on Odisha-Jharkhand border, Police sources said. When Arti was 13 years of age, she was abducted by a person who encouraged her to work for Maoists and she did so. She was trained with INSAS assault rifles, AK-47, SLR, .303 rifles and other weapons. Realising that the Maoists have deviated from their ideals, she decided to leave the organisation. Besides, physical and sexual assault on her was also the reason behind her decision.

Non-Violent
June 21 Sasaram District of Bihar

A special court in Sasaram (western Bihar), constituted for trial of cases under the POTA, pronounced five CPI-Maoist cadres guilty of killing DFO Sanjay Kumar Singh in the Rehal forests under Nauhatta Police Station area in Rohtas District on?February 15, 2002. The court pronounced former CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' Nirala Yadav and his associates, Ram Bachan Yadav, Nitish Yadav and Lalan Singh Kharwar, guilty under sections 302/149, 148 and 353/149 of IPC, section 27 of Arms Act and 3(2) (1) and 22 (5) of POTA. Another member of CPI-Maoist, Sudama Yadav was found guilty under section 20 of POTA, for being a member and supporter of a terrorist organization.

Non-Violent
June 21 Vaishali District of Bihar

Two jewelers in Sarai at Vaishali District of Bihar have complained to the Police that they apprehend a threat to their lives from Maoists who have demanded INR 2.5 million from them.

Non-Violent
June 22 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A constable was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Sukku Gota (30), the assistant constable posted at Farsegarh Police Station, went to a relative's place in Ketulnar village when a group of Maoists stormed into his relative's place and attacked him with sharp-edged weapons, killing him on the spot. The attackers escaped from the spot after committing the crime.

Violent
June 22 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Heavily armed Maoists stormed into an under-construction mine of NMDC in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, and threatened the NMDC officials. According to reports from Bailadilla, 350 heavily armed Maoists attacked the mine, where the rebels assembled 40 workers in the mine and warned them not to turn out for work again. They also threatened the NMDC officials not to return or attempt to develop the mine. The work in the mine was immediately halted. The Maoists also thrashed a driver and set two vehicles of survey officials on fire.

Violent
June 22 Munger District of Bihar

A Munger District court of Bihar convicted a CPI-Maoist cadre to seven-year rigorous imprisonment for possession of explosive substances. Additional District Judge - II Purushottam Mishra passed the order convicting Birbal Murmu after finding him guilty under provisions of the Explosive Substance Act, 1884 and Rules, 2008. Murmu, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander' of Kharagur region of Munger District, was found guilty of concealing 93 gelatin sticks in Kandani forests. Earlier, he was arrested in June 2012 from Pakur District.

Non-Violent
June 22 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch (AARM) urged the Government to initiate a dialogue with all the forces, including the CPI-Maoist that does not have faith in the Constitution to join the mainstream. The third national conference of the AARM held at Ukkunagaram in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, appealed to the Government to withdraw cases "framed" against innocent adivasis in Chhattisgarh and other States branding them as supporters of the Maoists.

Non-Violent
June 23 Palamu District of Jharkhand

An encounter took place between the security personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The Maoists opened fire at the security personnel, who were on anti-Naxal operation in Vijaygiri hills under Naudihabazar Police Station of Palamu District. The Maoists opened indiscriminate firing from foothill on seeing the approaching security personnel, forcing them to retaliate, said SP, Indrajeet Mahantha adding that the encounter lasted for two hours. After the Naxals fled the scene in view of the mounting pressure, a massive search operation was launched following the encounter to arrest the Naxals but in vain so far, he said.

Violent
June 23 Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist 'militia commanders', one belonging to the RPC and another to CNM, of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police during an area domination operation near Taliperu dam in Charla mandal of Bhadrachalam division in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. The duo were identified as RPC 'militia commander' Kalma Lakma alias Mahesh (22), of Chennapuram, and CNM 'militia commander' Podium Idamaiah (25), of Yerrampadu in Charla mandal. A steel box weighing about 5 kilograms, 10 meter cordex wire, 24 iron pieces and other material were recovered from the duo when they were arrested at Taliperu dam by a joint squad of the District special party police and the CRPF personnel of 141 Battalion.

Non-Violent
June 24 Nawada District of Bihar

A 26-year-old woman was beheaded by CPI-Maoist cadres in Nawada District of Bihar. "She was a police informer and worked against the spirit of people's revolution. The local Police Station in-charge will meet the same fate," read a note which was found near her dead body. Victim Jaya Devi was a native of Baragad village which is situated near Kauakol jungle bordering the Maoist-affected State of Jharkhand.

Violent
June 24 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three SF personnel and one CPI-Maoist cadre were killed while four others injured, in two separate encounters with Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A composite squad of the STF, the DRG, the CRPF and its elite unit-CoBRA was out on the operation named 'Operation Prahar' based on inputs about the location of Maoist hideouts in the interiors of Chintagufa. When the SFs were advancing through the forest of Dondamarka, a Maoist den, armed Maoists opened fire on them, leading to a gun-battle. Five STF personnel sustained bullet injuries, three of them critically, in the face-off. Some personnel of the patrolling team were on their way back to the base when they again came under heavy fire from the ultras near Durma village. Two DRG jawans were killed and as many others sustained injuries in the gun-battle. "Two DRG jawans were initially killed and as many others injured in the incident. Later, one of the injured succumbed while being retrieved from the forest," DIG (Dantewada range), Sundarraj P said. The body of a Naxalite was also recovered from the spot along with an SLR weapon. The Maoists also fired upon an IAF helicopter deployed to rescue injured jawans in Tondamarka. According to reports, the Maoist killed was a top Maoist 'commander' named Korsa Mahesh, who carried a reward of INR 800,000 on his head.

Violent
June 24 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoists, including a minor, were arrested in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. A firearm and some explosives were recovered from Kanna Kawasi (42), Lalu Kawachi (55) and a 17-year-old youth who were picked up from the forests of Mad Pakhanjore village under Bande Police Station limits by a joint team of the BSF and the District Force during a search operation. He said while Kawasi was a 'commander'-rank cadre wanted in at least eight cases including murder and attempt to murder, Kawachi and the youth are the 'jan militia' members of Maoists. A muzzle loading gun, a five-kilogram cooker bomb, a pipe bomb, a radio set, and an electric wire were seized from the possession of the trio.

Non-Violent
June 24 Sundargarh District of Odisha

The Rourkela Police along with DVF and CRPF in a joint search operation found large quantities of arms and ammunitions from a CPI-Maoist camp in the Lunga Reserve Forest under the Mahulpada Police Station in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The joint team found a 12-bore SBML gun, a PIR Rugan, two country-made pistols, two INSAS bayonets, 20 rounds of 8mm ammunitions, 12 rounds of 350 ball ammunitions, 4 rounds 12 bore cartridge, 20 rounds .303-ball ammunitions, 24 rounds of 5.56-ball ammunitions, eight Maoist literatures, 20 kilograms of explosives, 10 meter of codex wires, 68 detonators and two walkie-talkies.

Non-Violent
June 25 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist was killed and four SF personnel, including three CoBRA commandos, were injured in separate incidents in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. "While a Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with police, four security personnel sustained injuries in three IED blasts, triggered by ultras at different places," a senior Police official said. All the incidents took place under the Basaguda Police Station limits, he said. A joint team of SFs was carrying out an anti-Maoist operation in the forest of Basaguda. "Body of a Maoist was recovered after an exchange of fire between the patrolling team and ultras this morning in the forest near Pediya village. Yesterday, one Naxalite was killed in an encounter with the same team of security forces in this area," Police said.

Violent
June 25 Palamu District of Jharkhand

Palamu Police in a joint operation with the CRPF recovered a huge cache of explosives from the hideouts of CPI-Maoist at Kukukalan under Naudiha Police Station in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Palamu SP, Indrajit Mahatha, said 500 metres of codex wire, two IEDs, a cylinder bomb, 54 live bullets of 7.62mm calibre, 24 live bullets of 9mm calibre and one electronic detonator were recovered.

Non-Violent
June 25 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist has released a letter to media, addressing that Andhra Pradesh Minister for Roads and Building Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu's son Chintakayala Vijay has huge amounts of share in the illegal quarry diggings in Sarugudu village of GK Mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Extending their support to Girijans in the area, Maoists told Vijay to mend his ways else threatened with dire consequences. The letter also alleged that Vijay & co is behind the illegal quarry digging in the region and even accused them of threatening the local media persons who go against them. The letter said to have come from Kailash, Maoist Party's East Division Secretary. He demanded to immediately stop the diggings in Sarugudu and Rajapaka and threatened with severe consequences if they go ahead ignoring the 'orders'.

Non-Violent
June 26 Koraput District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres set three earth excavators on fire at Darliput village under Lamtaput block in Koraput District of Odisha. The three machines were completely damaged in the fire, Police said. Before fleeing the spot, the Maoists left a poster on the behalf of Srikakulam-Koraput division of the Maoists, alleging in the poster that the residents of the area are not getting basic facilities while contractors from Bihar are duping lakhs of rupees in the construction works in the region.

Violent
June 27 Gaya District of Bihar

Gaya Police and the CRPF during a joint combing operation recovered 10 cylinder bombs, suspected to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres to target SFs, from the jungles of Ashani village under Guraru Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar.

Non-Violent
June 27 Deogarh District of Odisha

A woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before Police in Deogarh District of Odisha. Sabitri Murmu alias Kuni (18) hailing from Krushnapur village under the Telkoi Police limits in Keonjhar District, surrendered before the Deogarh SP, Sarah Sharma, saying that she and other women Maoist cadres were tortured by senior Maoist cadres. Kuni, who used to operate in the Kalinga Nagar division of the CPI-Maoist since 2008 and was an aide of Maoist leader Sushil alias Basanta, was involved in the abduction of ASI Umesh Marandi at Daitari of Keonjhar District in 2010. Kuni was involved in a gun battle between the Maoists and the SFs at Tikarpada under Kaliapani Police limits in Jajpur District in 2011, used to recruit poor tribal youths from Deogarh, Jajpur, Angul, Rourkela and Keonjhar as part of the Maoists' membership drive. She was also involved in cases of extortion from businessmen, industrialists and contractors.

Non-Violent
June 28 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with SFs in the dense forest near Suktara village in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on inputs about movement of `vistaar (expansion) party of Maoists in Gandai forests for the past few days, a joint squad of STF and District Police Force had launched an operation in the area. The team came under fire while passing through Suktara forest. The Maoists later escaped, while two bodies were recovered from the spot apart from a .315 bore gun and a pistol. "Identity of the killed rebels is being ascertained. Although prima facie it is clear that they belonged to expansion team of ultras who are making attempts to expand their base along the border of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh," SP, Prashant Agrawal said.

Violent
June 28 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist 'commander' was arrested in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on a tip-off, Baman Mandavi (25) was arrested by a joint team of CRPF and local Police from Badegudra village under Kuakonda Police Station limits. Mandavi, active as Badegudra 'jan militia commander' of Maoists, was allegedly involved in Mailwada landmine attack in March, 2016, in which seven CRPF personnel were killed. Besides, he was allegedly involved in other Naxal incidents, including triggering blasts, loot, SP, Kamlochan Kashyap said adding he was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
June 28 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Maoist couple, Dinesh Kadti (26) and his wife Meena alias Lakho (25), surrendered in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Dinesh, carrying cash reward of INR 300,000, was working as president of DAKMS-a frontal wing of Maoists. Meena was deputed as the head of KAMS - a Maoists' frontal outfit and INR 100,000 was announced for her arrest. The duo was allegedly involved in firing at a helicopter in Pedia area in Bijapur District in 2012.

Non-Violent
June 29 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Podiyami Mukka (42) was arrested from an area under Jagargunda Police Station, while Laxman Muchaki alias Lakha (20) was arrested from Kukanar Police Station limits. Mukka, who is the head of DKAKMS, a front organisation of Maoists, was involved in the April 24 attack in Burkapal in which 25 CRPF personnel were killed. Lakha is a member of jan-militia squad and was allegedly involved in the attack on Police in Kunna-Dabba village in 2014.

Non-Violent
June 30 Bihar

A local court in Bihar acquitted 14 CPI-Maoist cadres in connection with an attack on the base camp of a private road construction company at Goh in Aurangabad District in July 2013 for lack of evidence.

Non-Violent
June 30 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh High Court granted bail to seven TDF activists, arrested last year for their alleged links with the CPI-Maoist in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According to the prosecution, the seven members of Telangana-based civil society TDF, including two advocates Ch Prabhakar and Bala Ravinder; four social activists Rajendra Prasad, R Lakshmaraiah, B Durgaprasad and D Prabhakar and a research scholar Mohamed Nazeer were arrested from Dharampenta village under Kistaram Police Station in Sukma District on December 25, 2016. Cash worth INR 100,000 in the demonetised INR 500 and INR 1,000 currency notes and Maoist literature were claimed to have been recovered from their possession, the counsel for jailed TDF activists said.

Non-Violent
June 30 Sundargarh District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dharamjeet Singh (42), who has an expertise in planting landmines and was hiding for the last six years, surrendered before Rourkela Police in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Singh of Karda village under Chandiposh Police limits in the District was inducted into the Maoist outfit in 2008 by slain 'area commander' of Saranda Sub-Divisional Committee, Sameer Xalxo. Singh had also worked under the Maoist group, led by Anmol Hembram, and was active along Odisha-Jharkhand border. During 2011, he had secretly quit the outfit and fled to Punjab in search of opportunities. He recently returned to his village and was motivated to give up arms. Police said he was recently tracked and convinced by local Police and CRPF personnel to quit the outfit. He was disillusioned with the Maoist ideology, killing and exploitation of innocent tribal villagers.

Non-Violent
July 1 Palamu District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered seven live grenades from Panki-Balumath road in Karimati Ghati in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, the District Police launched a search operation and recovered the explosives. The grenades might have been kept hidden by the ultras as the area is affected by CPI-Maoist and PLFI militants. A massive search operation is underway following the seizure in the area, Mahatha said.

Non-Violent
July 1 Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand

The SSB along with Jharkhand Police conducted a joint operation and arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ravinder Kumar along with arms and ammunition from Hazaribagh in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. The raiding team also recovered one country-made pistol, ammunition, two sets of combat dress, INR 95,000 in cash and five mobile phones from the possession of the Maoist.

Non-Violent
July 1 Latehar District of Jharkhand

The CRPF has recovered two kilograms explosives, 58 live bullets, two country made guns and 44 empty containers from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Mukundpur and Piri localities of Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
July 3 Erode District of Tamil Nadu

A wanted woman CPI-Maoist cadre, who jumped bail and was on the run for the past five years, was arrested at gunpoint by the sleuths of Andhra Pradesh SIB near Sennimalai in Erode District of Tamil Nadu. Sources said V Kakarala Padma (45), a native of Andhra Pradesh was arrested when she was on her way to Erode to meet her accomplices. She was first arrested in 2002 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, for giving arms training to Maoist recruits at Uthangarai. Padma was in jail till 2005. After her release, she fought for the rights of women and spearheaded several protests. She has over 10 cases and NSA and UAPA slapped against her. Later, she was arrested and was lodged as an under trial prisoner in Madurai Central Prison. In 2012, she came out on conditional bail and had been absconding ever since.

Non-Violent
July 3 Kolkata of West Bengal

NIA filed a charge-sheet with the NIA court in Kolkata of West Bengal, naming the top CPI-Maoist leader Muppalla Lakshman Rao aka Ganapathi, 'general secretary' of the Central Committee of the CPI-Maoist, and four others. The name of the top leader of the LWE group has come up in the charge-sheet in connection with the probe that the NIA had undertaken in connection with the arrest of another of their top leader Sadanala Ramakrishna. He was arrested from College Street in Central Kolkata in 2012 along with two other Maoist leaders. The STF had arrested the Maoist leader and seized INR 9.6 million cash, firearms, ammunition and Maoist literature from him.

Non-Violent
July 4 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

An internal probe report has suggested conspiracy in the April 24 CPI-Maoist ambush on a CRPF party at Burkapal in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh leading to massacre of 25 troopers. The BSNL towers in the region had gone dead hours before the deadly ambush was carried out and started functioning after the attack, an internal probe report of the CRPF has disclosed, indicating a conspiracy angel. Sources in CRPF stated that there should be thorough probe into the aspect to "nail" Maoist moles, if they existed, in the government machinery.

Non-Violent
July 5 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres have abducted two road construction workers from Kasaram village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According to the contractor, Viranna and Veera Swami, two of his labourers, were carrying out measurement work when some armed Maoists came to the spot and forcibly took them away. A road is being constructed between Kistaram and Chintalnar in Sukma District, which is around 500 kilometres from the state capital Raipur. The densely forested region is considered to be a stronghold of Maoists.

Violent
July 5 Koraput District of Odisha

A wanted CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested by the State Crime Branch in Pattangi in Koraput District of Odisha. Mabadi Pandi, carrying a reward of INR 400,000 on his head and who is suspected to be involved in the Sunki landmine explosion in the District was arrested in Pattangi. Pandi is a resident of Kanta area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Eight State Police personnel were killed when their vehicle was blown up by Maoists in a landmine blast on NH 26 near Sunki on February 2, 2017.

Non-Violent
July 5 Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

Mallam Jogaiah, a militia 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist, who is wanted in 16 cases of Maoist violence including two murder cases, surrendered before the ASP, Sunil Dutt in Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. Jogaiah was an active militia 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist affiliated to Rythu Coolie Sangham (Agricultural labourers association) and operating under the aegis of the outfit's Charla LOS till his surrender. He hails from Yerraboru, an interior forest fringe village in Charla mandal bordering the strife-torn areas of neighbouring Chhattisgarh. He joined the CPI-Maoist, inspired by the revolutionary songs, in 2011. He worked as a militia member till 2013 before being elevated to the rank of militia 'commander'. He was allegedly involved in the killing of two persons by branding them as "police informers" in Charla mandal in 2014. He has several other criminal cases including planting of land mine pending against him under the Charla and Dummugudem Police Station limits.

Non-Violent
July 5 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police claimed to have identified seven CPI-Maoist cadres killed during anti-Maoist strike 'Operation Prahar', carried out at Tondamarka in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh in between June 23 and 25. The Police had earlier claimed to have killed 15-20 Maoists in the operation, said to be the biggest so far against Maoist, on June 24. Sukma SP, Abhishek Meena, citing inputs received from locals, said the Police had ascertained the identification of the seven killed in the encounter. "The deceased Maoists were identified as Udka Lakhu, Sodhi Budhra, Podium Suresh, Muchaki Jogi, Madvi Hidma, Vetti Joga and Sodhi Lakhe, all belonging to PLGA squad of Maoists," the SP said. The Police had then also claimed that top Maoist 'commander' Hidma had sustained bullet injuries. On Sunday (July 2), the Bastar-based South Sub-Divisional Bureau of CPI-Maoist 'secretary' Ganesh Uike issued a statement claiming that their organisation had lost one cadre in an encounter with forces and others that the Police claimed were just villagers.

Non-Violent
July 6 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Three Maoist cadres were arrested from Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Based on a specific tip-off, the ultras identified as Budhram Mandavi (45), Hunga Atra (20) and Laxman Atra (26) were arrested from Ghadi chowk area of Bacheli town in Dantewada when they arrived there for procuring daily use material, Police said. Ration items, including rice and oil, besides a cache of torches and batteries, were recovered from their possession. They were allegedly involved in the attack in Bacheli mining area of the NMDC in Dantewada in February this year, wherein around 90 kg explosives, 1,550 meters wire, 149 detonators, two walkie-talkies were looted. The trio had been acting as lower-rung cadres since the past five years and tasked with supply of ration material, cutting roads and damaging Government property.

Non-Violent
July 6 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists - Somaru Gavde (35) and Sonaru Gavde (26), were arrested from Bagjhar village under Benoor Police Station limits of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. Somaru was active as head of Janatana Sarkar squad of Maoist in Chhinari area, whereas Sonaru was a CNM - a cultural outfit of Maoist, member. Based on the statement of Sonaru, one .315 bore country-made revolver and its cartridges were recovered near his house in Bagjhar. According to Police, the duo was involved in various kinds of Naxal-related incidents like damaging roads, firing on police camps, arson and similar others.

Non-Violent
July 7 Khammam District of Telangana

The Charla Police claimed to have arrested two CPI-Maoist militia members and a sympathiser from Kaliveru village in Charla Tehsil of Khammam District of Telangana. Police sources said a joint squad of the Charla Police and the CRPF personnel arrested the trio during a vehicle checking drive after spotting them moving suspiciously at Peddamidisileru crossroads near Kaliveru. According to Police, the trio was identified as K Jogaiah (39), and M. Irmaiah (29), of Burugupadu village and Maoist sympathiser Sushanth alias Susen (22), a petty vendor, in Charla. Several strips of tablets of various brands and seven batteries, including three multi-purpose heavy-duty batteries, were recovered from their possession, the Police said. They said the three arrested were heading towards the forest fringe areas of Chhattisgarh to handover the consignment to the Maoists.

Non-Violent
July 7 Rohtas District of Bihar

A group of suspected CPI-Maoist cadres have threatened to kill ADSJ, Prabhunath Singh over his sentencing, on July 5, four Maoists to life term for the 2002 killing of then Rohtas DFO, Sanjay Kumar Singh. The employees of Sasaram civil court in Rohtas District of Bihar found a pamphlet pasted on the wall of the court building. The pamphlet has warned the judge of "punishment" in a kangaroo court. Singh on July 5 sentenced self-proclaimed 'area commander' Nirala Yadav and three more Maoists to life imprisonment for the forest official's murder in February 2002, and the fifth accused Sudama Oraon to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment.

Non-Violent
July 8 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered to the police in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The surrendered cadres are CPI-Maoist platoon number 14 members identified as Jairam Gawade and Deve Pungati, 'mass team' members Sushila Pungati and Anil Gawade, and Bhamaragad Dalam member Kamlesh Telami. The Maoists included two married couples. "Sushila Pungati is married to Anil Gawade and Deve Pungati is married to Jairam Gawade.

Non-Violent
July 8 Jamui District of Bihar

SFs arrested 16 CPI-Maoist cadres from their hideout in Jamui District of Bihar. The Maoists had assembled at Kalyanpur village.

Non-Violent
July 8 Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist dalam member and six cadres of the RPC of Charla mandal surrendered before the ASP, Sunil Dutt in Bhadrachalam town in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. All of them hail from Chennapuram, a remote tribal hamlet under the Pedda Midisileru gram panchayat in the tribal sub-plan mandal of Charla of Bhadrachalam division. The surrendered include Madakam Laxmaiah (23), dalam member of CPI-Maoist Charla and Manuguru area committee, Tellam Kosa (35), 'secretary' of Chennapuram RPC and Kudam Adama (28), 'deputy secretary' of RPC, besides four other members of the RPC, Police said.

Non-Violent
July 8 India

According to UMHA, as many as 12,000 persons have lost their lives in Naxal violence over the last two decades and out of these, 2,700 were SF personnel. The report states, of the total, 9,300 were innocent civilians which were either killed by the Naxals, labelling them as 'police informers', or were victims in crossfire. The UMHA added that there has been a decline of 25 per cent in LWE-related violence and casualties to SFs has dropped by as much as 42 per cent during May 2014-April 2017 as compared to May 2011-April 2014.The elimination of Naxal cadres rose by a sharp 65 per cent and the surrenders by the extremists recorded 185 per cent increase, the official said. The MHA officials said currently 90 per cent of the CPI-Maoist activities were limited to 35 Districts, though they have a hold over pockets in 68 Districts in 10 States.

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July 10 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the Police near Ranwahi village in Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The encounter happened when the Police had descended on the Ranwahi forest following an intelligence input. "During the search operation, Maoists suddenly opened fire on the police. The police retaliated. After a while the Maoists, feeling the pressure, decamped. A woman Naxalite was found dead on the spot from where the police have also recovered a rifle and a lot of other material," a press note issued by Gadchiroli Police said. The identity of the Naxalite is yet to be established.

Violent
July 10 Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Police has issued a high alert following fresh inputs on CPI-Maoist movement in Balaghat and Mandla District of Madhya Pradesh. "They are moving between Kavardha and Motinalla area in Balaghat along Mandla district," said Amit Sanghi, SP Balaghat. The CPI-Maoist has recently carved out a new zone for its operations - Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon-Balaghat (GRB), straddling the border tri-junction of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. SFs in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh have already intensified operations. The old North Gadchiroli-Gondia-Balaghat and Rajnandgaon (NGGBR) division has now been converted into GRB zone/division and Maoists and are already surveying and recruiting in this region, Police sources said. This information was revealed by Waman Mandavi (19), a member of the cultural wing of CPI-Maoist, who was arrested from Gondia District of Maharashtra in April.

Non-Violent
July 11 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian, identified as Ghasiyaram Salaam (60), in Khadka village under Bhanupratppur Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Preliminary probe revealed that before killing him, they accused him of being a 'police informer', Police said.

Violent
July 11 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists set ablaze at least 18 vehicles and machines engaged in mining work in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. However, no one was injured in the incident. A group of armed Maoists stormed into the Barbaspur iron ore mining site under the limits of Korar Police Station and after threatening the labourers, they set ablaze 18 vehicles and machines engaged in mining work. After setting the vehicles on fire, the Maoists fled into the forest, Police said, adding that the Maoists are reportedly opposing iron ore mining in the area.

Violent
July 11 Giridih District of Jharkhand

Giridih Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre during a joint operation of the District Police and the CRPF within Khukhara Police Station limits in Giridih District of Jharkhand. SDPO, Giridih Manish Toppo, has identified the Maoist as Nirmal Mandal alias Horil, who is active member of CPI-Maoist in Parashnath areas. One mobile, one laptop, and INR 200,000 cash were seized from his possession. According to reports, Nirmal was allegedly in involved many dreadful incidents. In the past two or three years, Police said, Nirmal was working with other others rebels, and at present, he had been recruiting youths in the Parashnath areas into his organization.

Non-Violent
July 12 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Two women CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an anti-Naxal operation in Yengao forest area in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. A Police team conducting an anti-Naxal operation in Yengao forest came under attack from the Maoists and in the subsequent exchange of fire that followed, two women Maoists were killed. Identity of the slain cadres was yet to be established, Police said. Ration items, including rice and oil, besides a cache of torches and batteries and large amount of weapons were recovered from the site, Police added.

Violent
July 13 Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh

Assistant Constable Mankuram Kashyap was injured in an IED blast triggered by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in Kilam-Kudur forest under the Mardapal Police Station limits. A Police team which was out on an anti-Naxal operation came under fire inside the core area of the forest at Ranapal. After the exchange of fire between the two sides stopped, the Naxals had triggered the IED blast near Kudur as the SFs were leaving the area, in which Kashyap sustained injuries.

Violent
July 13 Odisha

SFs of Odisha will intensify combing operations to arrest elusive CPI-Maoist 'commander' Akkiraju Haragopal aka Ramakrishna aka RK. Ramakrishna, who heads the AOBSZC of the Maoists, is believed to be injured in a gunfight with a joint team of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Police in Malkangiri on October 24, 2016. "He may try to move out of his hideout, taking advantage of rains. This is the chance to catch him," Koraput SDPO, Jagannath Rao said. In Odisha, Koraput and Malkangiri Districts have been the main theatres of his activities. "He is cunning as a fox and a master strategist. If we take him out, it will be a body blow to the Maoist movement," said a Police officer. Ramakrishna's grip over the Maoists active in Odisha became firmer following the arrest of top Odia Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda from Berhampur in July 2014.

Non-Violent
July 13 Madurai District of Tamil Nadu

Madurai-based advocate A. Murugan (39), accused of assisting the cadres of the CPI-Maoist have moved to Madras High Court Bench to seek bail in Madurai District of Tamil Nadu. A. Murugan is in judicial custody since January 8, 2017, in a case booked against him by 'Q' branch CID on charges of serving as a messenger to a group of CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent
July 14 Jamui District of Bihar

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted three members of a family, suspecting them to be 'police informers', and subsequently killed them in Jamui District of Bihar. A group of Maoists descended on the house of Shiv Koda at Tari village in the early hours of Friday and held three members of the family hostage at gunpoint. Thereafter, they took them to the nearby Kukarjhap dam near Barhat and killed them. The Police identified the deceased as Shiv Koda, Bajrangi Koda and Meena Devi. The bodies bore multiple injuries which suggested that the killers had used heavy stones and blunt objects to kill them. Jamui SP, Jayant Kant said, "We found the bodies near Kukurjhap dam near Barhat. A red slip found at the spot claimed responsibility for the killings," he said adding that the Police had started combing operations in the Maoist-hit area.

Violent
July 15 Bihar

The ED has initiated the process to attach properties of two top CPI-Maoist leaders following a letter received from Bihar Police in this regard. Sources said the ED has initiated action against Pradyuman Sharma and Sandeep Yadav, who are most wanted in Bihar and Jharkhand. Sandeep carries INR 500,000 reward on his head in Bihar and INR 2.5 million in Jharkhand. The Bihar Government has announced INR 50,000 on Pradyuman while he carries a reward of INR 500,000 in Jharkhand. IG (operation) Kundan Krishnan said four more Maoist leaders are on the list of those whose property details have been collected to be sent to the ED for attachment very soon while work was on against several other leaders. "Most of these properties were in the name of their relatives. This proves that the Maoists are not revolutionaries but like other criminals who lead a lavish life with money extorted from businessmen and villagers," Krishnan said.

Non-Violent
July 15 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three lower rung cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were arrested from a forest near Potenar village when a team of local Police was out on an area domination operation, Bijapur ASP, Mohit Garg said. The arrested cadres were identified as Motilal Mandavi (25), Paklu Beko (45) and Moti Beko (25). The three Maoists were allegedly involved in setting ablaze a bus in 2015 near Bardela village of Bijapur after asking its passengers to alight. They were also allegedly involved in attacks on Police party and other Naxal incidents, Garg said. Mandavi was a member of CNM, the cultural outfit of the Maoists, he said. Paklu Beko was a member of the Janatana Sarkar group of the Maoists, while Moti Beko was a militia member, the ASP said.

Non-Violent
July 16 Jamui District of Bihar

Residents of four villages in Jamui District have taken shelter on the premises of Barhat Police Station, fearing threat to their lives from the CPI-Maoist cadres. The SHO of Barhat Police Station Amit Kumar told reporters that Police is trying to instill confidence among the villagers to go back to their respective houses. The SHO added that CPI-Maoist cadres have lost their domain in the region. That is why they carried out the incident on July 14, 2017 killing three members of family suspecting them to be 'police informers'. Sources in the Police headquarters said requisition for the deployment of 12 additional companies of the CRPF in Bihar have been made to UMHA. At present, 29 companies of the central force are engaged in anti-Naxal operations in the State. UMHA has asked CRPF (Bihar Sector) to submit a fact-finding inquiry report for the feasibility and use of the two additional battalions in the State. At present, three battalions of SSB and five regular and two CoBRA battalions of CRPF are deployed in Bihar.

Non-Violent
July 16 Koraput District of Odisha

Tribal youths are lured by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist as the State Government has failed to address the problem of poverty, said tribal leader from Bargarh District, Pramod Kumar Jhankar, in Koraput District of Odisha. Speaking at the State-level tribal community leaders' meeting organised jointly by OAKM and NBHOA on Tribal Museum premises in Koraput, he said the rural youths must be weaned away from the Maoists. The Maoists create hurdles in implementation of different welfare schemes, he said. Chief Secretary of OAKM Niranjan Bisahi said while the State Government claims that about 20,000 posts meant for tribals are lying vacant, steps must be taken to educate and provide proper training to the tribal youths. During the meeting, it was decided to form an AOABSS to take up tribal issues. The forum would launch agitations across the State, informed Bharat Bhusan, convener of NBHOA.

Non-Violent
July 14 Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Police arrested Valarmathi, a second-year journalism student, under the Goondas Act for taking part in the region's oil pipeline protests at Kathiramangalam in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Police termed her a CPI-Maoist sympathiser. The village has been rocked by continuing protests over an ONGC oil pipeline. Protests first broke out on June 30, 2017 after villagers noticed viscous substance leaking out from an ONGC pipeline in the area.

Non-Violent
July 18 India

The Central Government would consider dialogue with the CPI-Maoist if they renounce violence, says Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in Lok Sabha. Minister Ahir said, "The Central Government will consider engaging in dialogue with the Left Wing Extremists only if they renounce violence and express faith in the democratic process and Constitution of India." Ahir added that, "The rehabilitation package inter-alia includes an immediate grant of INR 250,000 for higher ranked CPI-Maoist cadres and INR 150,000 lakh for middle or lower rank cadre surrenderees to be kept in their name as fixed deposit which may be withdrawn after completion of three years subject to good behaviour."

Statement
July 19 Palamu District of Jharkhand

SFs recovered about 600 rounds of ammunition and few grenades during an anti-Naxal operation in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The operation was jointly carried out by a squad of the 134th battalion of the CRPF and Palamu Police in Salaia forest area of the District where troops busted a suspected Maoist hideout. SFs recovered 599 bullet rounds of various calibres, five hand grenades and 127 grenade base plugs from the site.

Non-Violent
July 20 Kamareddy District of Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres have succeeded in distributing pamphlets on 'martyrs' memorial week' celebrations to be conducted from July 28 to August 3. Hundreds of pamphlets have been found in the Tadwai and Pasra forest area in Kamareddy District of Telangana. The leaflets were found scattered on NH 153 at Tadwai mandal headquarters in the name of TSC of CPI-Maoist. The party called upon the public in the villages to observe the 'martyrs' memorial week' and pay homage to the martyrs. The Maoists accused the State and Central Governments of resorting to anti-people policies while protecting the interests of corporate and multi-national forces as part of globalisation policy. Both the Governments were spending huge amounts on strengthening Police wing aimed making it powerful to fight against the forces that were questioning their misdeeds.

Non-Violent
July 21 Giridih District of Jharkhand

Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested with a large quantity of ammunition in an anti-Naxal operation in Giridih District of Jharkhand. The arrested Maoists were identified as Govind Manjhi, Tala, Kalicharan Turi and Girdhari Mahato.

Non-Violent
July 21 Balangir District of Odisha

The Police and DVF discovered huge cache of arms and ammunition of the CPI-Maoist from a forest in Turekela in Balangir District of Odisha. SP, K Siva Subramani said on a tip off an operation was launched in Maoist dominated area. "The ammunition and other Maoist materials were found at an old camp deserted by the Maoists. The ammunition was recovered," he said. The recovered items include two boxes stashed with explosives, an empty explosive container, 62 gelatine sticks used in explosives, five kilograms of urea, electric wire, two Maoist books, 18 syringes, 10 banners, two shawls, battery slips, salt and pants and trousers. Notably, Turekela, Patnagarh and Khaprakhol block in the District are known for Maoist menace.

Non-Violent
July 22 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrested two Maoists from Peddapally village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Security officials said arrested Naxals are wanted for attacking Police forces and planting explosive across the District and they belong to a local group affiliated with RPCs.

Non-Violent
July 22 Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said there has been a considerable decline in Naxal activity in the State and believes demonetisation has been a key factor for this. "The Naxals are limited to a small area now. Demonetisation has broken the backbone of the Maoists. We are also trying to control them further," Singh said in an interview. Singh said the people of Bastar region want peace and with integrated development, the area will soon become peaceful. "Change has been witnessed in the situation of the region. We have spent Rs 3,000 crore for the construction of roads which will connect the outskirts to the city," he said.

Statement
July 23 India

Coming down heavily on Naxals across the country, the UMHA has issued directives to all the Paramilitary Forces and Security establishments to be more "vigilant" and go "combative" while dealing with Naxals. The Centre Government has also asked the SFs not to shun the multi-prone approach like initiating development works in the Naxal-affected areas and facilitating surrender of the Naxals. As per the UMHA, till June 30 this year, 424 CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before various laws enforcement agencies across the country. This year, in Chhattisgarh, 298 Naxals surrendered, followed by Jharkhand with 38 surrenders and Andhra Pradesh 35. In West Bengal, 11 surrendered, in Telangana and Bihar 2 each, in Odisha 27 and Maharashtra 7. According to the ministry report, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand together accounted for 68.5 per cent of the violent incidents and 69 per cent of deaths. Bihar followed by Odisha and Maharashtra accounted for 12.3 per cent, 8.2 per cent 6.9 per cent incidents.

Non-Violent

July 23

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Mangru Portet (48), an ‘area committee member’ of Aheri Dalam of the CPI-Maoist, was killed during an encounter with C-60 commandos in the forest of Kopewancha near Rajaram Khanla village under Aheri taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. A press release issued by the Gadchiroli Police stated, during a heavy exchange of fire, the Police team gunned down one Naxalite, identified as Mangru alias Ram Chinna Portet, while others managed to flee the spot. A 12 bore gun and some Naxal literature were also recovered from the spot, said the release. Portet, engaged in the movement for more than two decades, having more than 40 offences against him, had a reward of INR 600,000 on his head. Portet was shifted to Aheri a couple of years ago by the senior brass of rebels so that he can strengthen the base of the party in his home taluka. Gadchiroli DIG, Ankush Shinde said the Naxalites had gathered at the forest between Rajaram Khanla and Damrancha to hold a meeting. "It was their temporary camping site which was raided by the C-60 commandos following concrete information. We feel that more Naxalites could be injured during the exchange of fire," DIG Shinde added.

Violent

July 23

Chhattisgarh

The DIG of Police (Dantewada range) of Chhattisgarh, Sundarraj P told reporters that IEDs planted randomly in forests pose a big challenge in the counter-insurgency operations. According to Police data, nearly 22 security personnel sustained injuries in 31 IED blasts triggered by Maoists in the first six months this year in Bastar range. SFs recovered at least 170 IEDs of various natures (like pressure IEDs, pipe bombs) in the same period from the region, which comprises seven Districts - Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Dantewada, Sukma and Bijapur.

Statement

July 23

Kalahandi District of Odisha

A few hand written CPI-Maoist posters were found put up on trees at Sindgilipadar, Bimalapadar, Barabandha, Belgaon villages under M. Rampur Police Station in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The posters in the name of Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of CPI-Maoist urged the people to come forward against Police forces. “Protest Police action against innocent tribals and initiate a mass movement against the Police encounter at Bilabaru and Gumudumaha,” the posters read. The Maoists also asked the Police to withdraw their forces and camp set up forcefully on the tribal land at Uraladhani in the District.

Non-Violent

July 23

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Police personnel arranged the wedding of two surrendered Maoists with traditional festivities in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The couples, Deba Madhi alias Raghu and Soni Madkami alias Radha, were key members of the Kalimela Dalam of the CPI-Maoist active in Malkangiri District.

Non-Violent

July 23

Kolkata of West Bengal

The Kolkata STF detained two CPI-Maoist cadres near West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee's residence. According to STF sources, the two claim that they are part of the Purulia Maoist group and had come to surrender themselves before the Chief Minister.

Non-Violent

July 24

Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh

Police unearthed a CPI-Maoist dump consisting spare parts of rocket launcher from the forests close to Ganepalle village near Ardhaveedu in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh. SP, B. Satya Yesu Babu told that a special Police team was combing the Nallamala forests when they chanced upon milk cans which contained rocket launcher spare parts, hidden probably during 2002 when the Maoists were active in the forests.

Non-Violent

July 24

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The Chintooru Police arrested a supply team ‘commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Madivi Maasa alias Mahesh (21) in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. Maasa was working as a ‘supply team commander’ of CPI-Maoist’s SZCM and DKSZCM battalion. Police claimed that Maasa was involved in an attack on CRPF personnel in Burkapal area of Chhattisgarh in which over 24 personnel were killed in April this year. The Chhattisgarh Government had announced a reward of INR 500,000 on his head. Vital documents and Maoist literature too were recovered from his possession, Police said. Maasa confessed that he had joined Maoists in January 2016, and was presently residing at Enkannagudem hamlet of Cherla Mandal in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. East Godavari SP, Vishal Gunni said Maasa was trained in handling all sorts of weapons and was a key figure in Maoist movement in Hiddumal Special Zone. He was the ‘battalion commander’ of the Maoist Special Zone Committee, SP, Gunni said.

Non-Violent

July 24

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of STF, CAF and District Force arrested three cadres of the CPI-Maoist in two separate incidents from Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on specific inputs, the joint team had launched a search operation towards Tamodi and Madpal villages under Mirtoor Police Station limits, Police said. In first incident, when the patrolling team reached near Tamodi village, a few Maoists triggered an IED blast and attempted to flee from the spot. Of them, Pandru Kadti (36) and Somru Potam (20) were arrested after a chase and wire and a battery (used in detonating explosives) recovered from their possession. In the second incident, a lower rung cadre Nuppo Budhra (40) was arrested by a joint team of CRPF, CAF and District Force from jungles of Galgam village under Usoor Police Station in the District. Budhra was allegedly involved several Naxal incidents — murder, attempt to murder, etc. — Police added.    

Non-Violent

July 24

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A composite squad of DRG and STF recovered a huge cache of explosives, including 13 grenade-headed arrows, from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. While cordoning off the hill near Khunduspara, two muzzle loading guns, eight country-made grenades, grenade-headed arrows, 1,200 detonators, four kilograms of explosives, three bundle cordex wire, one bundle electric wire, radio and camera flash were recovered from the hideout, ASP, Jitendra Shukla said. Besides, Maoist uniform, literature, bags and other materials were also seized, the ASP added.

Non-Violent

July 24

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Lohardaga Police rescued three minors from the CPI-Maoist cadres at Peshrar area in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The children were working for CPI-Maoist Central Committee member Arvind alias Dev Kumar.

Non-Violent

July 24

Kalahandi District of Odisha

The Kalahandi-Kandhamal-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division of the CPI-Maoist had put posters on a tree in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The poster urged people for a mass movement against Police encounter at Bilabaru and Gumudumaha.

Non-Violent

July 25

Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka

Several banners in support of the CPI-Maoist movement were spotted at Bukudibail in Sringeri of Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka. According to the Police, these banners were spotted in eight places surrounding a shop located opposite the bus stand. The messages on the banner were against the State and Central Governments. According to eye witnesses, it addressed issues opposing the Kasturirangan report, Tiger Project, GST, Demonetization, caste-based issues and so on. They have also decided to observe Martyrs’ Day in memory of Kuppuswamy and Ajitha who were killed Nilambur forest in Kerala in 2016. The banners also called upon people to fulfill the wish of the Kuppuswamy and Ajitha. According to sources, it is learnt that the total number of CPI-Maoist cadres currently active in the region could be less than 10. They have been trying to develop a tri-junction of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu as a suitable operational base. Their movement was reportedly observed during the second week of May in the forest.

Non-Violent

July 25

Koraput District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres have resumed putting posters and banners at Podapadar Panchayat office and on Janjabati river bank in Koraput District of Odisha. In a latest poster, the CPI-Maoist cadres appealed to people to extend support to the Martyr’s Week from July 28 to August 3. They asked the tribals to take the revolution forward against the ‘dictatorial government’.

Non-Violent

July 25

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres appealed to the people to observe Martyr’s Week from July 28 to August 3 through a banner that appeared at Talagumandi village in Koraput District of Odisha. The banner in the name of Koraput-Srikakulam division asked the tribals to pay homage to slain 31 cadres of CPI-Maoist in the Police encounter in Chhattisgarh in October, 2016.

Non-Violent

July 25

South Bastar region of Chhattisgarh

CRPF personnel will be given AK series weapons instead of indigenous INSAS to fight Naxals in the South Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The CRPF DG, RR Bhatnagar told media, on the eve of 78th Raising Day of the Central Armed Police Force, that more than 2000 CRPF personnel trained in countering insurgency will be deployed in the south Bastar region. He added that in last year from July 20, 2016 to July 20, 2017, the force neutralized 51 CPI-Maoist cadres, apprehended 1,111, and facilitated 834 surrenders. The force managed to recover 562 arms and 1180 IED.

Non-Violent

July 26

Dumka District of Jharkhand

A CPI-Maoist cadre, Charles Hembrom, was sent to Dumka Central Jail in Dumka District of JharkhandHe was arrested from Kathikund Police Station area in the same District on July 25.

Non-Violent

July 26

India

The CRPF claimed that area controlled by CPI-Maoist has "shrunk in three states in last two and a half years". Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, the CRPF DG, however, admitted that South Bastar remains to be an area of problem. He said, "There is substantial decline in areas controlled by Naxals in Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. Disturbance in these areas are very less. Our major concern is in South Bastar of Chhattisgarh." He said that after the attack, in which 25 men of the CRPF died in April in Sukma area, the force has changed their strategy to deal with Maoists. "In all ten left wing affected extremism states CRPF is deployed and working in close collaboration with state police forces and other central agencies," he said. Further he stressed that in last two and half years, there has been an overall reduction in violence and increase in surrenders, apprehensions and neutralization of Maoists. It is a reflection of efficacy of our operations and capacity building measures adopted by the force. He also said that to deal with Naxals in Bastar, CRPF is raising one Bastariya battalion comprising of local tribals of south Bastar having good knowledge of local language, terrain and modus operandi of Maoists outfits. "It'll provide tactical advantage to the force in fighting Maoists and also bring the tribals to mainstream," he said. He said that in last year from July 20, 2016 to July 20, 2017, the force neutralized 51 Maoists, apprehended 1,111, facilitated 834 surrenders. The force managed to recover 562 arms and 1180 improvised explosive device. Due to the pressure mounted on the Maoists through sustained operations, 834 Maoists surrendered including the important Maoist leaders Kundan Pahan, Member of JRC, Nakul Yadav, Member of BRC, Kanhu Ram Munda, Secretary, BJOBRC and Dimba Pahan, Member of JRC.

Non-Violent

July 26

India

As many as 94 civilians were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the first six months of this year (2017) after being branded as ‘Police informer,’ says UHM-MoS Hansraj Ahir in the Rajya Sabha. He added, “The methods of killing include shooting, multiple beatings and hacking with sharp weapons. No case of beheading has come to light in Chhattisgarh so far.”

Non-Violent

July 27

Samastipur District of Bihar

Samastipur Police arrested five suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist with illegal weapons during a vehicle-checking drive in Samastipur District of Bihar. The Police intercepted a SUV on National Highway-28 near Bangra and on searching found one of the five occupants to be in possession of two country-made pistols and two live cartridges. The suspect was later identified as Basant Kumar, a resident of Chhajan village in neighbouring Muazaffarpur District. Basant happened to be an active member of a CPI-Maoist outfit led by Musafir Sahni. The arrested CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Ajit Kumar, Ashok Kumar Singh, Rahul Yadav, Ashok Yadav and Shashikant Mehta.

Non-Violent

July 27

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a ‘Section Commander’ carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head, surrendered in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres cited disappointment with the "hollow" Maoist ideology. The surrendered CPI-Maoist were identified as, ‘Section Commander’ of Military Platoon No.13 of the CPI-Maoist, Hapka Payku (25), Madvi Sonu (27), a LOS Member, had a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, Kadti Bheema (25), a ‘Jan militia Commander’, Vekko Aytu (27) head of the Janatana Sarkar group of CPI-Maoist in Bhairamgarh area, Raju Ram Modiyam (22) and Podiyam Moti (27) both CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent

July 27

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The villagers of Markegaon village on Gyrapatti-Sawargaon road in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra protested and even burnt the pamphlets and banners of the CPI-Maoist. The official also said that for the last eight years, peoples' approach towards Maoists has changed.

Non-Violent

July 27

Bargarh District of Odisha

Banners and posters of the CPI-Maoist were recovered from Mandosil village of Sindhekela Gram Panchayat under Paikmal block and Debrigarh jungle under Attabira block in Bargarh District of Odisha. The CPI-Maoist cadres urged local people to celebrate their “Shahid Week’ from July 28 to August 3 and protest anti-politician and anti-social works of the Centre and State Government. They have threatened that company raj would not be tolerated in the State. The leaflets mentioned the name of Balangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund (BBM) Divisional committee of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

July 27

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Odisha Police have tightened security in Naxal-hit areas across Malkangiri District with the CPI-Maoist cadres beginning Martyrs’ Week from July 27.

Non-Violent

July 28

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable Laxmaih was injured when an IED laid by the CPI-Maoist cadres exploded in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A team of security personnel led by Dantewada SP, Kamlochan Kashyap was patrolling in the area when the incident happened.

Violent

July 28

India

The Central Committee (CC) of the CPI-Maoist have admitted probably for the first time that they lost 205 cadres, including 54 women cadres, of various ranks between July 2016 and May 2017. The data was released to motivate the CPI-Maoist cadres to observe the 'Saheed Saptah' or ‘Martyrs' week' from July 28 to August 3, and mobilize masses and support. DIG, Gadchiroli range, Ankush Shinde said CPI-Maoist cadres are for the first time facing opposition from the tribals, who are putting up anti-rebel banners and posters in some parts of Gadchiroli and Gondia. "We have for the first time an instance where tribals set Naxalite banners and posters on fire," he said.

Non-Violent

July 28

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Around 700 to 1,000 villagers attended the programme held by the CPI-Maoist of the East Division near Chintapalli in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The CPI-Maoist cadres warned the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Governments that they would pay a heavy price for Ramaguda encounter where 31 CPI-Maoist cadres were gunned down in October 2016. The CPI-Maoist cadres vowed to continue their struggle and carry forward the ideology of their fallen comrades. The slogan, "All natural resources of the forest belong to tribals," was raised. Red salutes were also given to Maoists who were killed at Rayagada, Gorrelametta, Kappatotti and Koraput.

Non-Violent

July 28

Gumla District of Jharkhand

Posters of the CPI-Maoist were found in Ghaghra area of Gumla District of Jharkhand. The posters urged people to wage a war on "feudal forces" and asked Police to stop offensives.

Non-Violent

July 29

AOB region in Andhra Pradesh

The Police had already taken measures to check any untoward incidents and intensified combing operations along the AOB region in Andhra Pradesh. The posters had photographs of 12 persons who had been killed by the Maoists, with names, villages and Districts they hailed from. Among them, five were from Visakhapatnam District, two from East Godavari, one from Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh, and two each from Koraput and Malkangiri Districts of Odisha.

Non-Violent

July 29

Vaishali District of Bihar

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, Naulakh Singh, from Thathan village in Vaishali District of Bihar. Police said Naulakh was involved in several Maoists related incidents in Muzaffarpur and Vaishali Districts.

Non-Violent

July 30

Aurangabad District of Bihar

A joint team of CRPF and Police arrested three cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off that Naxalites are pasting posters in different areas to terrorise people to make their proposed August 3, 2017, Bihar bandh a success, a joint team of CRPF and local Police raided Sahajpur and Kalidi villages of the District and arrested three Maoists who had come to paste posters. The arrested CPI-Maoist cadres have been identified as Ramlagan Singh Bhokta, Kamlesh Singh Bhokta and Mahesh Bhuiya. These CPI-Maoist cadres were also trying to influence and motivate local youths to join CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent

July 30

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of ITBP, DRG and STF have arrested three lower rung cadres of the CPI-Maoist during two separate search operations in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. In first incident, SFs, during a search operation, arrested CPI-Maoist cadres Sonu Netam (40) and Shankar Hemla (20) and recovered a muzzle loading gun. In the second incident, SFs arrested CPI-Maoist cadre Suresh Markam (24) from Devgaon village in the Narayanpur District.

Non-Violent

July 30

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Five cadres of the CPI-Maoist hailing from Ranga Bayalu Panchayat of Munchingput Mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh surrendered before DSP, Mahendra Mathe. The surrendered cadres, who used to extend logistics support to the CPI-Maoist cadres, were identified as Mandi Musiri (35), Vantala Singru (30), Mandi Janbri (30), Mandi Subba Rao (32), and Mandi Rama Chandhar (25).

Non-Violent

July 30

Andhra Pradesh

Posters condemning the killing of innocent people in the name of ‘Police informers’ appeared on inter-State road transport services operating from Andhra Pradesh to Koraput District in Odisha and Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh. As per rumours, the posters, appearing in both Odiya and Telugu languages, might have been printed and pasted by the Police of these three Maoist-hit States or organisations opposing the CPI-Maoist activities.

Non-Violent

July 30

Bhadradri District of Telangana

Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a Chhattisgarh-based woman cadre, surrendered before the Police in Bhadradri District of Telangana. The surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Karatam Idumaiah (25) and Madivi Jamili (23), both members of the CRC of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent

July 30 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A group of 10 to 20 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted three tribals of Tandipadar village in Temurupalli Panchayat under Maithili Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The identity of the villagers has not been ascertained, reason behind the abduction is also not known yet. Malkangiri Police have not confirmed the incident.

Violent
July 31 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

In a joint operation conducted by District Police and Chhattisgarh Sashastra Dal (CSD) arrested four cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested cadres were identified as Malu Netam (45), Baijuram Gawde (26), Ashiram Salam (42) and Shivnath Yadav. Malu Netam carried a reward of INR 2,000 on his head.

Non-Violent
July 31 Malappuram District of Kerala

Posters in the name of cadres of the CPI-Maoist surfaced in Punchakkolli Tribal Colony, under Vazhikadavu Police Station limit, in Malappuram District of Kerala. As per the posters, the CPI-Maoist cadres at Nilambur in the District have vowed to avenge the murder of their senior leaders Kuppu Devraj and Ajitha, as part of the on-going observance of Martyrs' Week by the cadres. The posters say that the encounter killing of Devraj and Ajitha is in clear violation of human rights and the organization would not pardon the traitors.

Non-Violent
July 31 Koraput District of Odisha

A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested by Police on the eve of Martyr's week at Semliguda in Koraput District of Odisha. He has been identified as Rupra Jani (28) of Upar Kanti village and was working for Nandapur Area Committee of the Maoists. Jani was involved with the Maoists for the last three years in the area and he had accompanied them to kill a 'Police informer' last year. Police seized AK-47,9mm pistol, banners, posters related to Maoists from his possession.

Non-Violent
July 31 Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres are in process of forming village level teams to strengthen their strong hold in the AOB region. The development comes a year after the CPI-Maoist cadres suffered a major setback in an encounter at the AOB in which around 31 CPI-Maoists were killed along with Adivasis (Tribals). The Telangana State Committee (TSC) of the CPI-Maoist cadres with the Adilabad District committee, Khammam District committee and Khammam-Karimnagar-Warangal Divisional Committee with Special Guerrilla Squad and 92 cadres are tasked to continue their activities in the region.

Non-Violent
August 1 Bargarh District of Odisha

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist are carrying out their Jana Sampark Abhiyaan (Public Relations Drive) at nearby forest villages under Ambavona block of Bargarh District of Odisha on the occasion of their celebration of Martyrs' Week from July 28 to August 3. In their public relations drive, they have conducted a series of meetings with the public and appealed them to join hands with them. They wanted to know from the locals about the corrupt officials, politicians and contractors and present situation of the block. In the interim, combing operations have been launched at the forest areas under Ambavona Police Station limits. The concerned villagers expressed happiness where as the corrupted officers, politicians and contractors are a scared lot after hearing the CPI-Maoist cadres' presence in the block.

Non-Violent
August 1 Palamau District of Jharkhand

Two landmines weighing 12 kilogram each, planted by CPI-Maoist cadres to target SFs were recovered during a search operation from Manatu area in Palamau District of Jharkhand.

Non-Violent
August 2 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Eleven cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered in front of Sukma SP, Abhishek Meena in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres include three women. They also surrendered two guns. Two of them were identified as Kunjam Hadma and Madvi Hidma, were carrying reward of INR 800,000. Similarly, Tati Sanki, a 'Deputy Commander' rank cadre, was carrying a reward of INR 200,000 on her head. Two others -- Dirdo Deva, a member of Dornapal LOS, and Kadti Hidme, chief of the KAMS, a front organisation of CPI-Maoist cadres were carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on their heads.

Non-Violent
August 2 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

The movement of trains on the Howrah-Mumbai route was hit after cadres of the CPI-Maoist put up banners and posters on railway tracks near Mahadevshal Station in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway. According to Railway sources, security personnel of RPF went to the spot and recovered a couple of banners and posters.

Non-Violent
August 2 Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

A joint team of the Telangana Police and the CRPF arrested a cadre of the CPI-Maoist near Lenin Colony at Charla Mandal in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. CPI-Maoist cadre was identified as Madivi Ungaiah alias Dudi (33). Police also recovered four wall posters from his possession. Ungaiah had been working as a Militia member of the CPI-Maoist's Shabari Area Committee for the past five years.

Non-Violent
August 2 - 3 Lakhisarai District of Bihar

Around 100 CPI-Maoist cadres reportedly blew up a mobile tower, abducted three gatemen from different railway level-crossings and also laid siege to the Danapur Durg Express train for a few hours, abducting the cabin man, in the Lakhisarai District of Bihar. "Around 100 rebels were involved in the abductions from the level crossings, located in a 10-km radius," IGP, Bhagalpur Zone, S.M. Khopde disclosed. They then hijacked the train. A statement by the CRPF noted, "Train no-13288 Danapur Durg Express train was hijacked near the Bhalui station [in Bhimbandh area of Lakhisarai] around 2:30 am (on Thursday). The cabin man who was on duty was also abducted." The siege ended after an exchange of fire took place between personnel of the CoBRA, a specialised unit of CRPF proficient in guerrilla tactics and jungle warfare, and the hijackers. However, no casualty was reported from either side. The gatemen and the cabin man were subsequently released.

Violent
August 3 India

A total 38 CRPF security personnel were martyred in 15 incidents of attacks by cadres of the CPI-Maoist during the past six months as on June, 30, 2017, says the Central Government. During this period, incidents of attacks by cadres of CPI-Maoists in other Naxal infested states are as follows- Andhra Pradesh (1), Bihar (3), Jharkhand (4), Maharashtra (8) and Odisha (1).

Statement
August 3 Odisha

CPI-Maoist activities in Odisha has gone down sharply and out of 35 most LWE affected Districts in the Country, only two Districts, Koraput and Malkangiri find place in the list released by the UMHA. While about 95 per cent of violence by LWEs is reported from 35 Districts of seven States, Odisha shares only 8.2 per cent, which confirms the trend. In the latest report of the UMHA on Maoist activities in the country, while Chhattisgarh records the highest of 37.6 per cent LWE violence cases, Jharkhand share 31 per cent of the total LWE violence reported across the country. Odisha stood far behind the two neighbouring States with just 8.2 per cent. In Chhattisgarh 8 and in Jharkhand 16 Districts are most LWE affected Districts, while Maoist activities is confined mostly to Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Khammam in Telengana. Among these States, Odisha leads in conducting more number of Unified Command Meetings to review Maoist Menace and Development. While Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand face larger degree of Maoist violence, in the recent months both the States have failed to conduct Unified Command Meetings while Odisha conducted four meetings of Unified Command to tackle the ultras. State Police is acting in tandem with Central Para-military Forces and an apex Level Multi Disciplinary Group has been put in place tackle the Left Wing rebels.

Non-Violent
August 4 East Champaran District of Bihar

Bihar Police arrested a cadre of the CPI-Maoist, Suresh Baitha, from Nonfarva village in East Champaran District of Bihar. Baitha was carrying INR 25,000 on his head. Baitha was wanted in 14 cases of violence and related crimes in the District.

Non-Violent
August Ernakulam District of Kerala

Escorted by a Police team, Kanyakumari alias Suvarna, a woman leader of the CPI-Maoist involved in more than 20 cases registered in Kerala and other southern States, was brought to Kochi in Ernakulam District of Kerala. She was brought as part of a case related to an attack on a Policeman in Wayanad in 2015. Suvarna, a Karnataka native, was brought to Kochi from Chikmagalur following a production warrant issued by the NIA Court.

Non-Violent
August 5 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

District Police recovered 4,225 detonators and two rifles from a CPI-Maoist hideout in a forest near Hesag village under Bagru Police Station area in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. SP, Kartik S. said Police acted on a tip-off about the movement of wanted Maoist leader Sudhakaran and 'zonal commander' Ravindra Ganjhu along with 45 armed squads in Hesag, Hasru and neighbouring areas of Lohardaga.

Non-Violent
August 6 Bihar

The CRPF has proposed creation of special platoons comprising young and highly trained commandoes in each company of the elite force to tackle the CPI-Maoist problem in Bihar. The proposal was finalised at a meeting of CRPF officials chaired by IG, CRPF, Bihar sector, M.S. Bhatia, in Gaya on August 5. The special platoons, as per the proposal, would be engaged in special drives against the Maoists in the worst-Naxalite affected Districts of the State. Each platoon would comprise 30-35 young and highly trained commandoes. A company consists of three platoons. Bhatia said the strategy had been changed to take on the Maoists more effectively in Bihar. "The personnel of the newly formed platoons will be given specific task to hit the target more effectively," he said on August 6. The members of the special platoons will be equipped with latest weapons and modern electronic gadgets to help them in the operation. Bhatia said apart from the young commandoes, newly recruited jawans will be inducted in the special platoons. "The idea is to add more teeth to the force, which has been assigned to curb Maoist-related violence across the country. The same strategy will be adopted in other Naxalite-hit States later," the IG said. The CoBRA was carved out of the CRPF to deal with rebels in an effective manner. "The purpose is to make the force sharper in their operation to flush out the Naxals," IG, Bhatia said. At present, 30 battalions of the CPRF are deployed in Bihar to deal with the Maoists.

Non-Violent
August 6 Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A Police SI and a Constable were killed in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest under Gatapar Police limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place when a specialised unit of the District Force was out on an anti-Maoist operation in the jungle near Bhave village under Gatapar Police Station area, IGP (Durg Range), Dipanshu Kabra said. On finding that security personnel were zeroing on them, the Maoists fled into the core area of the forest, the IG said, adding, after being informed about the incident, reinforcements were being rushed to the spot. "Sub-Inspector of Police Yugal Kishore Verma and Constable Krish Sahu were killed in the incident," Kabra said, adding while Verma died on the spot, Sahu succumbed to injuries while being evacuated from the forest.

Violent

August 1

Munger District of Bihar

A CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Sushant Ram, resident of Shivdih village under Lakhisarai District, was arrested by Munger Police near Amarasni river under Larayatan Police Station in Munger District of Bihar. Police said Sushant was a named accused in a number of cases and was also associated with Naxalite leaders like Pramod Koda and Kare Lal Koda, who were arrested recently. He was also working as an ‘informer’ for the Maoists and used to report the activities of Police and Police movements to them, said SDPO (sadar), Harishankar Kumar.

Non-Violent

August 4

India

As part of its revised counter-LWE strategy drafted in consultation with the affected States, the Centre asked the latter to post "shadow intelligence officers" to track big and high-value CPI-Maoist leaders on a dedicated and sustained basis. The "shadow officers" will work on tracking identified big fish and follow all their possible movements and activities, looking for the right opportunity to capture or neutralise them when they are vulnerable. A review meeting, chaired by UHM Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on August 4, to take stock of progress on the decisions taken at a May 8 conference of CMs of LWE-hit States, was informed that the new strategy, discussed with the States by special security adviser K Vijay Kumar over eight separate meetings held across Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar, would involve redeployment of forces so as to fill any security vacuum, particularly in parts of Chhattisgarh. This, while continuing with aggressive, intelligence-based operations, will keep the morale of the Maoists down. Further, laying special emphasis on the inter-State coordinated operations, the Centre has asked Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to start building capacity of their Police Forces in tri-junction of their inter-State borders due to the presence of Maoists and some initial Naxal activity noticed there. As per the revised approach, stress is to be laid on human intelligence rather than technical intelligence which is limited due to poor connectivity and thick foliage that makes UAVs ineffective. Though the Centre had asked the State Police to offer one-third component in joint operations with Para-military forces, the States Governments, particularly in Chhattisgarh, have cited their inability to do so due to inadequate manpower. While the Centre has agreed to make do with whatever extent of forces the States can spare, it has asked them to ensure that more Police personnel are deployed for ROP duties.

Non-Violent

August 6

Gaya District of Bihar

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast in an under-construction community hall at Jamgai village in Gaya District of Bihar. The CPI-Maoist cadres left leaflets claiming responsibility for the incident. The community hall was being constructed to serve as a Police picket in the Maoist-affected area.

Violent

August 6

Malappuram District of Kerala

A member of Western Ghats Zonal Committee (WGZC) of the CPI-Maoist, Soman, had expressed to surrender before Police in Malappuram District of Kerala. Sonam joined PLGA of the party in 2014. The sources said the immediate provocation for the surrender offer was due to threats faced by Soman, a native of Kalpetta in Wayanad District, and his family members from Naxal groups.

Non-Violent

August 7

India

The CPI-Maoist has minimised recruiting women into their dalams to avoid marital issues and security reasons. The Police who are engaged in the ANS operations observe that there is a decrease in women recruitment. A CRPF personnel, on condition of anonymity, said, there are issues such as harassment by superiors, negligence in elevation to higher positions and domination by men which are discouraging CPI-Maoist to recruit women cadres in the dalams. Love-related issues and illicit affairs are major reasons for decline recruitment. “We also observed in the minutes written and documented by the Naxalites during plenums, which were seized during exchanges of fire, about the ban on women recruitment,” a Police official said.

Non-Violent

August 7

Koraput District of Odisha

A group of 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed Nandapur Sarpanch, Jaga Khara, by slitting his throat at Hatibari village under Padua Police limits in Koraput District of Odisha. The CPI-Maoist cadres alleged him as ‘Police informer’. According to reports, the armed Maoists barged into the house of Khara when he was asleep and dragged him outside and later killed him by slitting his throat. Before fleeing the spot, the Maoists set ablaze a tractor, a car and a jeep of the Sarpanch besides leaving a handwritten letter near the body.

Violent

August 7

Odisha

The Odisha Government has approached and urged the UMoRD for more funds under MNREGA as there is more demand for daily jobs in the tribal-dominated LWE zones. While 19 Districts are affected by Maoists in Odisha, the UMHA has identified Malkangiri and Koraput as “Most LWE Affected Districts” among the 35 Districts of the country, where Maoists are most active.  Further, funds sought for RRP-II are yet to be sanctioned, though; the UMHA has favored such proposal long back. Once sanctioned, Odisha is expected to receive over INR 6 billion under RRP II and major roads in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts are to be covered.

Non-Violent

August 7

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

To monitor the movement of the CPI-Maoist cadres in the reserve forest along the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, the Coimbatore Rural Police of Tamil Nadu have deployed six more NSD teams with the field staff of the forest department to conduct combing operations in Coimbatore District. The Police have also created 13 more check-posts in bordering areas to monitor the movement of vehicles round-the-clock. SP, Coimbatore District, Pa Moorthy told that six more NSD teams from other Districts to conduct combing operations in vulnerable areas. Tribal villages in Kerala are infested with Maoists. But there is no movement of Maoists in Tamil Nadu.

Non-Violent

August 7

Khammam District of Telangana

In a joint operation, Charla Police and the CRPF arrested an ‘area committee member’ of the CPI-Maoist, Madivi Chukka alias Diwakar (28), from Unjupalli forest area under Charla Police Station in Khammam District of Telangana. Diwakar was one of the accused in the killing of a home guard attached to Dummugudem Police Station at the pilgrim centre of Parnashala in Bhadrachalam division in 2013.

Non-Violent

August 8

Jamui and Lakhisarai Districts of Bihar

DIG Vikas Vaibhav, informed that Bihar Police will extend its Lok Samvad (Public Interface Initiative) to the Naxal affected Jamui and Lakhisarai Districts of Bihar. DIG Vaibhav added, “Building confidence of people in policing, apart from ensuring their involvement in mainstream activities, will be our objective in extending the programme to Maoist strongholds in Banka, Jamui, Munger and Lakhisarai Districts under the two Police ranges of eastern Bihar.” The programme was launched in Munger last Saturday (August 5) after DIG Vaibhav was given additional charge of the range. The Munger range comprises six districts — Munger, Lakhisarai, Jamui, Sheikhpura, Begusarai and Khagaria. Meanwhile, sources said the Police had also initiated sports activities; involve common man, at select places in Bhagalpur District to make the programme more popular.

Non-Violent

August 8

Durg District of Chhattisgarh

ATS of Gujarat Police arrested Naxal ‘ideologue’, Tusharkant Bhattacharya (62), co-accused of Tappalapur killing with Kondapalli Seetharamaih and Mupalla Laxmana Rao aka Ganapathy in 1976, on charges of sedition, waging war against the State and others from Nagpur-bound Geetanjali Express at Durg Railway Station of Chhattisgarh. Bhattacharya was returning from Kolkata in West Bengal after meeting his sister when he was arrested. Gujarat intelligence agency team picked up Bhattacharya from the train at Durg in Chhattisgarh and brought him to Nagpur by road. He was flown to Mumbai from city on way to Ahmedabad. He was wanted in the case registered in 2010 at Kamrej Police Station in Surat, Gujarat. Nagpur-based Bhattacharya, who was in Cherlapally jail in Hyderabad between 2007 and 2013 after being arrested in Patna in 2007, was booked in the present case along with Pitla Narayan alias Arjun Madhu, his wife Rela Prashanthi alias Shweta, Kobad Ghandy and Seema alias Manju Hirani and Anand Ambedkar. In March 2012, Bhattacharya's elder brother Aseem was arrested by Andhra Pradesh Police and Maharashtra ATS from Dombivli along with three others CPI-Maoist cadres for Naxal activities.   

Non-Violent

August 9

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The patrolling team of SFs cordoned off a forest in the interiors of Gangaloor area near Modipara village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh and arrested four Maoist cadres. The arrested cadres were identified as Manglu Hemla (35), Raju Tati (28), Ramu Hemla (30) and Hemla Budhu (35), all lower rung cadres.

Non-Violent

August 9

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrested a local CPI-Maoist ‘militia commander’ identified as Budhru Mandavi (23) from Kalmanar village in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered a CPI-Maoist banner and two pamphlets from his possession. All the arrested cadres were allegedly involved in arranging meetings and food for the Maoists, gathering information for them, damaging roads, spreading their propaganda and other offences, Police said.

Non-Violent

August 9

Chhattisgarh

A total of 36 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and 651 arrested during the last four months (March 16 to July 15, 2017), in Chhattisgarh, informed the Central Government. Chhattisgarh is among other Left Wing Extremism infested States where highest 38 CRPF troopers were killed in 15 incidents of Maoist attacks during the past six months as on June, 30, 2017, the Central Government added. During the period, incidents of Maoists attacks in other insurgency infested States are as follows — Andhra Pradesh (1), Bihar (3), Jharkhand (4), Maharashtra (8) and Odisha (1). Earlier, the Union Cabinet had also approved raising of four ‘India Reserve Battalions’ (IR Bns) for Chhattisgarh State to be deployed in LWE pockets of the State. The Union Cabinet had announced to raise a total of 17 India Reserve Battalions (IR Bns) for J&K and LWE affected States, officials stated. It includes five IR Bns in the State of J&K, three IR Bns in Jharkhand, three IR Bns in Odisha and two IR Bns in Maharashtra including four for Chhattisgarh.

Statement

August 9

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A huge cache of arms and ammunition of the CPI-Maoist were seized by BSF personnel in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The security personnel deployed in Badapada under Chitrakonda cut-off area were tipped off about presence of Maoists in a camp at Bandhuguda forest area. BSF DIG (Intelligence), JC Nayak said when the jawans raided the forest; they found the Maoist camp near a nullah. However, before they could reach the spot, the Maoists fled. During search, BSF personnel found four SBML guns and two barrels, over a 100 round of ammunition, Maoist literature, radio set and uniforms from the camp. DIG Nayak added that the Maoist camp was set up to attack the BSF jawans deployed in the area for Gurupriya Bridge work.

Non-Violent

August 9

Purulia District of West Bengal

Two CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before West Bengal Police at the Belguma Police line in Purulia District of West Bengal. The surrendered Maoists identified as Hazari Hembram alias Bijoy and Rani Munda alias Pooja were known to be cadres of the Dalma squad active in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha region for the CPI-Maoist. The duo handed over one 303 rifle and a 12mm bore gun to SP, Joy Biswas. Hazari, a resident of Mahalitar under Balrampur Police Station in Purulia had joined the Maoist squad in 2006.  Rani, who hails from East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand, entered the Maoist squad in 2015. The Dalma squad of Maoists primarily operates in the East Singhbhum region of Jharkhand. A tribal squad, most of its leaders and cadres are from West Bengal. “These two were also member of regional committee of Dalma squad surrounding Jharkhand, Orissa and Bengal,” SP, Biswas added.

Non-Violent

August 10

Surat District of Gujarat

The CPI-Maoist activist Tushar alias Kanti alias Shreekant alias Prakashji Harnath Bhattacharya (62) was remanded to Police custody for four days (till August 14) by a court in Kathore of Kamrej taluka in Surat District of Gujarat. The Surat Rural Police had demanded 140-day custody of Bhattacharya, who was arrested by Gujarat ATS on August 8 from a train at Durg Railway Station of Chhattisgarh and handed over to the local Police in Kamrej on August 9. DSP, Surat District, SK Vala said, "We will be questioning Bhattacharya about the training classes conducted by him. We will also try to find out what kind of information he shared with the participants."

Non-Violent

August 10

Koraput District of Odisha

Two families of the village under Nandapur block have left Hatibari fearing violence by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Koraput District of Odisha. The families of Bibhisan Pangi and Manoj Kumar have shifted to Padwa following the killing of Sarpanch Jagannath Khora on August 7. Koraput, SP, KV Singh said Police have intensified combing in the area and asked villagers not to panic.

Non-Violent

August 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A joint squad of DRG and District Force arrested five cadres of the CPI-Maoist from the forests of Tongpal Police Station area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Those arrested were identified as Dashru Dhruva (20), Gangaram Dhurva (32) and Hadma Madkami (30), all hailing from Malkangiri District of Odisha, while two others -- Madkami Somdu (32) and Vetti Sukda (35) belonged to Bastar District. Dashru was active as ‘Commander’ of CNM - the cultural wing of the CPI-Maoist cadres whereas remaining others were members of DAKMS - a frontal organisation of CPI-Maoist. All the arrestees were allegedly involved in the firing on a Police party after triggering blast near Mundagadh village in Tongpal area on August 7, SP, Abhishek Meena said.

Non-Violent

August 11

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

A cadre of the CPI-Maoist, Rupesh, was produced before the Principal District Sessions court in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The session Judge, Pongiyappan, ordered that Rupesh be remanded in judicial custody till August 21. Rupesh was arrested near Coimbatore in 2015.

Non-Violent

August 12

Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

A “commander-rank” cadre of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before the Police in Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. CPI-Maoist Manuguru LOS ‘commander’ Sodi Devaiah alias Mallesh (22), surrendered before Bhadrachalam ASP, Sunil Dutt, Police sources said. Devaiah is a native of Rallagatta, an interior tribal habitation, in Charla mandal. He was allegedly involved in 21 cases of Maoist violence under the jurisdiction limits of Charla, Dummugudem and Venkatapuram Police Stations.

Non-Violent

August 13

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed during an exchange of fire between CPI-Maoist cadres and a joint team of the DRG and the STF of the Chhattisgarh Police under Kistaram Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The killed CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Podiyam Sunna, ‘Militia Platoon Deputy Commander’, and Vanjam Hunga, a member of the small action team of the CPI-Maoist’ Platoon Number 8 in Sukma District. SFs also recovered a muzzle loading gun and a country-made pistol from the spot.

Violent

August 13

Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh

The Maharashtra Police busted a CPI-Maoist camp in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra and recovered weapons and horses. “A special team headed by ASP (operations), Maheshwar Reddy launched an anti-Maoist operation in Abujhmad on the border of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra and Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter near Tundewra and Kupnar village forced the Maoists to flee leaving behind weapons and six horses. Six weapons and other material of daily use were also recovered at the camp site,” said the Gadchiroli SP, in a release. This was the first time when horses were found in a Maoist camp. “Senior Maoist leaders like Bhupathi operate in Abujhmad and the horses may have been used for senior leaders,” the release added. Senior central committee leader Sonu Bhupati is chief of Dandakaranya range falling in areas of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Police also seized three Bharmar (Muzzle loading) guns, items of daily use, and some Naxal literature from the spot.

Violent

August 14 Palamau District of Jharkhand

A paralytic cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Bachhan alias Perwin of Amhee village in Hussainabad Police Station was arrested by Jharkhand Police on August 13 and was produced before Palamau District court of Jharkhand. Bachhan was sent to Central Jail Daltonganj. Sources said Bachhan is the first paralytic or disabled CPI-Maoist cadre to have been caught and jailed. He has facial paralysis.

Non-Violent
August 14 Balangir District of Odisha

An exchange of fire ensued between CPI-Maoist cadres and SFs at Gandhamardhan hills near Khaprakhol in Balangir District of Odisha. Acting on a tip-off about presence of Maoists, CRPF and SOG troopers launched operation in Gandhamardhan hills last night, informed Balangir SP, K. Siva Subramani. There were no reports of any casualties in the encounter.

Violent
August 14 Nabarangpur District of Odisha

Maoist's posters urging people to refrain from celebrating Independence Day were found at a ghat in Chandahandi near Umerkote under Jhorigaon Police limits in Nabarangpur District of Odisha. They (Maoists) appealed to the people to observe August 15 as a black day. A day before, on August 13, Balangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund (BBM) division of CPI-Maoist released an audio tape with same appeal. Through the audio, Maoist spokesperson Budhuram Paharia urged people to hoist black flags instead of the Tricolour on August 15, alleging rise of unlawful activities and torture on tribal people in State. "Independence Day is being celebrated only for namesake," the Maoist leader said in the audio.

Non-Violent
August 15 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three STF personnel were injured when cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a pipe bomb blast the forests under Fulbagdi Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A constable identified as Kattam Rama was seriously injured in the explosion. Separate teams of SFs, comprising CRPF, STF, DRG and District Force, had launched the operation since August 14 in the interior forests of Sukma District.

Violent
August 15 Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh, said the battle against CPI-Maoist cadres in the State has been yielding "comprehensive" results with the guidance and cooperation from the Union Government of India, in Raipur District. CM was addressing the Independence Day function at the Police Parade ground in Raipur. Singh added that the State Government has approved 1,175 new posts in Police force after which the total sanctioned strength of the State forces has reached to 75,000.Singh informed that, "In 2017, so far 599 CPI-Maoist cadres have been arrested and 299 surrendered."

Statement
August 16 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested three cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. "A DRG party, headed by a SDPO, was sent to Tumiradi village after receiving intelligence inputs about the presence of some Maoists in the village. This police team encircled the village and nabbed three Maoists," said Santosh Singh, the SP of Narayanpur District. The arrested cadres of CPI-Maoist were identified as Vijay Dhruva, Gore Hichami and Maniram Dhruva. The Police also recovered a locally made firearm from Vijay Dhruva.

Non-Violent
August 16 Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Four cadres of CPI-Maoist, including a 'sub zonal commander' in the squad of infamous CPI-Maoist politburo member Sudhakaran of Telangana, surrendered before Police in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. The surrendered Maoists are identified as 'sub-zonal commander' under Sudhakaran's squad, Balak Kherwar alias Bhagatji (28), 'area commander' Ajay Oraon (21), Brahmadeo Kherwar and Shivam Kherwar. Balak Kherwar and Ajay Oraon carried INR 500,000 and INR 200,000 on their head respectively.

Non-Violent
August 16 Telangana

The CPI-Maoist cadres have revived their project to build rocket launchers, which is considered to be a game changer in guerrilla warfare, according to top sources in the anti-Naxal intelligence agencies in Telangana. The intelligence agencies believe that CPI-Maoist cadres were working on improvising the rocket launchers as earlier attempts to put them to full use on SFs had failed. A top intelligence official of Telangana state said, "They have a central technical committee that is focusing on improvising rocket launchers. Their factory is now located in Dandakaranya."

Non-Violent
August 17 Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist are moving towards Araku region in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. SP, (Visakha Rural), Rahul Dev Sharma said that the CPI-Maoist cadres either trying to regain some of their lost ground or diverting the attention of the SFs. Sources said that some senior leaders of the CPI-Maoist have been leading the force to set up the new base in Araku Region, which was close to Nandapur block in Odisha, where the presence of the CPI-Maoist cadres is more. The Maoists presence has increased in Araku and Chatuva area of Odisha.

Non-Violent
August 17 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

An encounter took place between SFs and the cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Chotte Hirma-Gumodi Forest at Aranpur range in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. DIG, Dantewada range Sundarraj P, informed that Police forces are safe and have recovered Naxal campaigning materials from the site.

Violent
August 18 Malkangiri District of Odisha

An 'assistant commandant' of the CPI-Maoist identified as Somey Sodhi (33), surrendered in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to Police, she was the second in command of Boipariguda area committee of Malkangiri-Koraput-Vizag (MKV) Border division under AOBSZC. Sodhi hails from Edikonda village in the District and was carrying a reward of INR 400,000 on her head. She was allegedly involved in several incidents of murder, including killing of two BSF personnel at Kaliajodi forest in 2016, blasting of a vehicle carrying SOG personnel at Mantriam in 2010, exchange of fire with SFs and setting ablaze mobile phone towers.

Non-Violent
August 20 Nawada District of Bihar

The STF of Bihar Police seized a huge consignment of explosives, including detonators and gelatin, from Rajauli Police Station area in Nawada District of Bihar. The explosives were meant for the cadres of CPI-Maoist. The Police have launched combing operations in Naxal-hit areas of the district close to the Bihar-Jharkhand border.

Non-Violent
August 20 Koraput District of Odisha

Three militia cadres of Nandapur Division of the CPI-Maoist were arrested by the Police in Koraput District of Odisha. The arrested cadres were identified as Biswanath Hantal, Sahadev Hantal, and Ghanu Sisa. The arrested cadres were allegedly involved in Maoist activities, basically organized meetings in tribal villages for the outlawed outfit, Police said.

Non-Violent

August 20

Darjeeling District of West Bengal

A leader of the CPI-Maoist leader named Ratan Dey was arrested by the Kharibari Police from Jarla Jote in Darjeeling District of West Bengal on August 19. The leader’s supporters gathered around the Kharibari Police Station and started a protest while the Police was taking the arrested to the Siliguri Court. The Kharibari OIC, Ranjit Pal, stated that Dey has confessed to being a CPI-Maoist leader. He hails from Kolkata.

Non-Violent

August 20

Odisha

A top leader of the CPI-Maoist, Duna Keshav Rao wrote to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik asking him to rehabilitate him under the State’s policy of bringing LWEs into the mainstream. Rao is accused in several cases of violence including the killing of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati in June 2008. Rao is also accused in at least 10 cases in Odisha and has been under judicial custody since June 2011.

Non-Violent

August 20

Ernakulam District of Kerala

The Democratic Students’ Association (DSA), a pro-Left outfit to be launched on August 26 in Kochi in Ernakulam District of Kerala, could be a CPI-Maoist frontal organisation, suspects the intelligence wing of the State Police. The association’s members, however, call it “an independent group upholding scientific socialism.” The Police, however, suspect that it is another attempt by those propagating Maoist ideology to “influence the hearts and minds of youngsters.” A senior official in charge of internal security in the office of the State Special Branch in Thiruvananthapuram told that Maoist sympathisers were “trying to capture different spheres of our lives through frontal organisations in various fields.” He pointed out that Paadaantharam, under the auspices of which the DSA was being launched, was the students’ outfit of Porattam, which has links with the Maoists. “They have a cultural wing called ‘Njattuvela’. Though the DSA cannot be called a Maoist organisation, their hidden agenda is to propagate that ideology,” the official said. The Police are keeping an eye on their activities, he said, pointing out that Ami, an organiser of the DSA, is the daughter of Rupesh and Shyna, who are in jail on charge of suspected links with Maoists.

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August 21

Udupi District of Karnataka

CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Eshwar alias Veeramanai, an accused in the killing of a teacher in 2008, was produced at the session’s court by the Police in Udupi District of Karnataka. Veeramanai had planned and executed the murder of teacher, Seetanadi Bhoja Shetty, by shooting at him in front of the gate near his home within Hebri Police Station limits in the District on May 15, 2008. The court adjourned the case to November 15 for framing of charges. 

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August 22

Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

Two CPI-Maoist militia members were arrested by the Charla Police, in a joint operation with the CRPF personnel at Kaliveru village in the Charla mandal in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. Police identified the arrested duo as Madivi alias Kodi Vinod (25), and Muski Soma (23), of Battigudem village under Peddamidisileru Gram Panchayat in the District. The team also seized some medicines from their possession. 

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August 23

Jamui District of Bihar

Bihar Police arrested four cadres of the CPI-Maoist with explosives from Jhajha Police Station area in Jamui District of Bihar. Police recovered 73 detonators 60 Kilograms of explosives and others related materials from them. The identity of the cadres is yet to be ascertained.

Non-Violent

August 23

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

Four members of a family were allegedly abducted by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist from Lahsorba village under Piri Bazar Police Station in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. The abductees were identified as Bhuna Yadav, his sons Vikas and Babloo and his nephew, Sanjay Yadav.

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August 23

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

SFs recovered huge cache of explosives, from a CPI-Maoist hideout at a forested hill in Moranga village under Katekalyan Police Station in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The seized items include 77 arrow bombs, 43 grenades, 73 detonators (53 of them coupled with wire), cordex wire 4 bundles, a big drum packed with explosive powder, one air gun and its pallets, 86 gelatin sticks, 10 Kilograms sulphur powder, 11 packets of explosives, three meter fuse wire, one solar plate and three steel tiffin boxes. Dantewada Range (DIG), Sundarraj P told that, “Prima facie, inputs revealed that the cadres were allegedly planning a big strike on security forces after Monsoon and had amassed these explosives for the same purpose.”

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August 23

Jayashankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist poster in the name of Khammam-Karimnagar and Warangal (KKW) District ‘committee secretary’ Damodar was found near the proposed site of the open cast – II mine in Bhupalpalli town in Jayashankar Bhupalapally District of Telangana. The poster said that Assembly Speaker S. Madhusudhana Chary and his three sons were cheating people and they would be taught a lesson. The poster also said that the Maoist party was against land acquisition and alleged that the State Government was forcibly acquiring land belonging to SCs and STs thereby rendering them landless.

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August 23

Coimbatore and Ooty Districts areas of Tamil Nadu

IGP, West Zone, A. Pari, told reporters that check posts have been installed and round the clock vigil is maintained particularly in Coimbatore and Ooty Districts areas of Tamil Nadu, that share border with other States, to prevent infiltration of CPI-Maoist cadres. IG Pari said in view of ‘Vinayagar Chathurthi’, over 8,000 cops including armed reserve Police and Home Guards have been deployed for security. “All sensitive areas will be given additional security, “he said.

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August 25

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Seven cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before senior Police and ITBP officials at District Headquarter in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The CPI-Maoist cadres cited disappointment with "hollow" Maoist ideology and their "wrong" policies. The surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Manish Salaam (21), Mandar Korram (30), Peelsai Korram (40), Roshan Padihar (41), Anulal Bhandari (37), Sampat (27), and Chunni Lal Bhandari (38). Salam was an active member of Maoists Dandakaranya instructor team and Antagarh LOS, had been allegedly involved in the two attacks on Police party this year (2017) in Narayanpur and the neighbouring Kanker District. Salam was carrying INR 100,000 on his head.

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August 25

Bokaro District of Jharkhand

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed one Rakesh Mahto (40) on the suspicion of being a ‘Police informer’ at Khakhanda village under Mahuatand Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. According to Gomia Circle Police Inspector, Rajesh Kujur, prior to his murder the Maoists had accused him of working as a ‘Police spy’ as stated on their poster. The posters read, "Police dalal Rakesh Mahto ko mrityudand diya gaya” (Police agent Rakesh Mahto is awarded death sentence) and "Police dalal ko chun chun kar maut ka saja denge” (police spies will be hounded and killed). OIC, P.C. Devgan said preliminary evidence suggested murder by CPI-Maoist rebels.

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August 25

Palamau District of Jharkhand

SFs exchanged fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in Palamau District of Jharkhand. ASP, (operations), Arun Kumar Singh, said, “There was a tip off about Nitesh. His contingent was near the foothills of Ghurghurya. As our Security Forces reached there came firing from the Maoists’ side. It was repulsed with tact and discretion.” No casualty or injury on the side of the SFs was reported. Palamau police recovered a semi-automatic rifle, cartridges, medicines, phones, wires and ropes from Ghurghurya Pahar after the encounter with Maoists of ‘sub-zonal commander’ Nitesh Yadav squad.

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August 26

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist leader with a reward of INR 250,000 on his head surrendered before the Police in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. Gomaji aka Arsu Chaitu Jetti, surrendered before the SP, Gadchiroli.

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August 20

Maharashtra

Maharashtra Police came up with an intense counter-propaganda campaign, in which the ‘Police informers’ will be rewarded from INR 200,000 to INR 10 million for those giving credible information leading to arrest or encounter of the CPI-Maoist leaders. Maharashtra Police have published advertisements in newspapers to announce the reward scheme. As per the scheme, person(s) giving credible information leading to arrest or encounter of Ganapathy, General Secretary of CPI-Maoist or the Supreme Commander of the Maoists in India, will get a hefty reward of INR 10 million.

Non-Violent

August 27

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Nine cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered before SP, Kamlochan Kashyap in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The CPI-Maoist cadres cited disillusionment with the Maoist movement and constant discrimination and exploitation by senior CPI-Maoist leaders. Among the surrendered CPI-Maoist cadres, one Nanda aka Barse carried INR 500,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

August 27

Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

A wall poster threatening some local “landlords” surfaced in the name of the CPI-Maoist cadres at Charla town in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. The handwritten wall poster bearing the name of CPI-Maoist Charla-Sabari Area Committee created ripples in the town. The poster warned some “landlords” and errant private moneylenders against exploiting tribal people. It contained slogans with a veiled threat to the “local TRS leaders” and denouncing the alleged move to construct new Police station buildings in the Agency areas.

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August 28

Gaya District of Bihar

Two persons, Sudhir and Shankar Pandey, were lynched allegedly for having connections with the CPI-Maoist in Gaya District of Bihar. Their bodies were dumped on the banks of river Morhar under Gurua Police Station limits. A Police officer told that Sudhir had no direct links with CPI-Maoist cadres; however, he did use to provide shelter to some active cadres of the outfit at his ancestral village.

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August 28

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed, a civilian, indentified as Sonu, in south Bastar near Kankerlanka in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The CPI-Maoist cadres pulled Sonu out from a bus and fatally shot him with an arrow. According to sources, Sonu had failed to return INR 30,000 he had taken from a CPI-Maoist leader.

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August 28

Odisha

The DG of CRPF, Rajiv Ranjan Bhatnagar met CM, Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar, the State capital, and expressed his satisfaction over the efforts of the Odisha Police in anti-Naxal activities. The DG, RR Bhatnagar said that the cadres of the CPI-Maoist are drawing new strategies to challenge SFs and attempting to halt various development works in the bordering Districts. The CRPF is making elaborate strategic arrangements to counter the plan of the LWEs. Odisha DGP, KB Singh said, “We also discussed on redeployment of paramilitary forces with a change in strategy in certain corridors and areas like Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Malkangiri and Koraput.”

Non-Violent

August 29

Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana

A CPI-Maoist ‘Militia Platoon Section Commander’, Podiyam Lakku (20) and a woman Militia, Sodi Laxmi, surrendered before the ASP, Eturnagaram in Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana. The Police also said that no cases will be booked against those persons who have surrendered and will also be provided relief by the government.

Non-Violent

August 30

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

An exchange of fire took place between SFs and the cadres of the CPI-Maoist soon after the cadres triggered an IED bomb in Bijapur District of ChhattisgarhSFs were patrolling the forest area when the incident took place. SFs also recovered a pipe bomb from the spot after the gun-battle. No casualties were reported on either side during the encounter.

Violent

August 31

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The AP Police pasted posters alleging atrocities by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist at villages such as GK Veedhi, Chintapalli, G. Madugula and Munchingput in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Police pasted posters to spread the message of goodwill and the “ill-effects” of joining the Maoist movement. Supporting the ideological war, SP (Vizag rural) Rahul Dev Sharma says, “The idea of the Maoists is to lure the youth into their fold. We do not want that to happen. The Maoists say that there is a need for doctors, not roads, in interior villages. We counter the argument by saying without roads it is not possible to build clinics and post doctors. The Adivasis support our idea.” Sources in the SIB say, the ideological counter strategy, after the Ramgarh exchange of fire in the AOB region in October last, has hit the Maoist movement. The ultras have stepped up their movement in the AOB region, thanks to the monsoon, but are unable to get the desired number of new recruits, says an officer.

Non-Violent

August 31

Lakhisarai District of Bihar

The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a 30-year-old youth identified as Sunny Ram, suspecting him to be a ‘police informer’, in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. Police said a group of 10 Maoists intercepted Sunny near Ramtaliganj Mor under Kajra Police Station when he was returning to his ancestral village Shivdih from the local market. They tied his hands with a rope and shot him dead. The SHO of Kajra Police Station, Sujeet Warsi, said a handwritten pamphlet and four empty cartridges of 7.62 bore were seized from the site of occurrence. The residents told the Police that the Maoists had earlier warned the inhabitants of the village to punish them for leaking information to the Police about their activities.

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August 31

Magadh region of Bihar

The bandh call given by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Magadh region of Bihar passed off peacefully. The bandh was called o protest the arrest of CPI-Maoist leader Rajesh Bhokta and a former mukhiya Manu Yadav. Police sources said the bandh was called in Magadh division which includes Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Arwal and Nawada Districts.

Non-Violent

August 31

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

A brother, B. Narayan, and a close business aide, Satyanarayan Reddy, of the CPI-Maoist leader Sudhakar (50) were arrested in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Police recovered INR 2.5 million in cash and half kilogram of Gold biscuits worth INR 1.2 million. Police also recovered two gold watches, Naxal literature, ATM and PAN cards and a calculator from the duo.

Non-Violent

August 31

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A joint team of BSF and Police busted a camp of CPI-Maoist in Malkangiri District of Odisha. SFs recovered explosive materials including 27 gelatine sticks and around 100 detonators and several rounds of ammunition of AK-47 assault rifle and other weapons.

Non-Violent

September 1

Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh

The Police arrested Pathi Srinivas Reddy, a graduate, on the charge of extorting money by posing himself as Muppalla Lakshmana Rao aka Ganapathi, the General Secretary and Central Committee member of the CPI-Maoist, in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. A native of Veenavanka mandal in Karimnagar District of Telangana, Srinivas Reddy was involved in nine such offences at Veenavanka, Hanuman Junction, and Hanamkonda in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Non-Violent

September 1

Bastar division of Chhattisgarh

Two lower-rung cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested from separate places in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh. While one Maoist, identified as Mangtu Gavde (30), was arrested from an unspecified area under Farasgaon Police Station in Narayanpur District, another one, Rava Bheema (32), was arrested from the forest area under Phulbagdi Police Station limits in Sukma District, Police said.

Non-Violent

September 1

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A family of Jantri village at Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri District of Odisha had to leave their home after cadres of the CPI-Maoist threatened them to leave. According to reports, the CPI-Maoist cadres at a Praja court held at the village suspected Sana Pangi as a ‘Police informer’ and asked him to leave the place along with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. The CPI-Maoist cadres also alleged that Sana’s son, who stays and works in Andhra Pradesh, is also passing information to Police about the movement of CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent

September 2

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A carpenter, Pavan Dehari (28) was killed by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Baghdongari village under Aundhi Police Station in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. Dehari was killed in the area where SFs had gunned down three cadres of CPI-Maoist two months ago in an encounter. Police term killing as an ‘act of frustration’ by Maoists.

Violent

September 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The SFs managed to foil a Maoist ambush in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh when they detected four IEDs on Bhopalpatnam-Madded road. The IEDs were planted on the route of a ROP of the CRPF and the Police. But SFs managed to detect and defuse the explosives near Pengadpalli village.

Non-Violent

September 2

Khunti District of Jharkhand

Khunti Police arrested a cadre of the CPI-Maoist, Sohrai Pahan (35) from Lebed village under Arki Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. Pahan was wanted in eight murder cases, abduction, loot and others.

Non-Violent

September 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

In an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres, Police constable Budiya Karma was injured at Kandulnar forests in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A joint team of the DRG and local Police was out on the search operation in the Madded area of the District.

Violent

September 3

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

An active LOS member of the Maoists, identified as Raju Mandavi (28), was arrested by a team of local Police from Barsoor Police Station area in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Mandavi served as the gunman of a senior Maoist ‘commander’, who was killed in a Police encounter in May, and carried a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, Police said. Mandavi was allegedly involved in crimes like Maoist attacks on Police parties and murder of local villagers.

Non-Violent

September 3

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A woman CPI-Maoist ‘Commander’ Shymala Sodhi alias Pojje (27) surrendered before the SP in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Sodhi was carrying a reward of INR 500,000 on her head. She was involved in Tahakwada incident of Sukma District in which 16 Policemen were martyred.

Non-Violent

September 3

Odisha

The cadres of CPI-Maoist, who used to get money from mines operators, engineering colleges and real estate owners in Odisha to fund their activities, have once again reverted to their old practice of Ganja (Cannabis) cultivation to raise funds. As per sources, the CPI-Maoist cadres have restarted extending their patronization to Ganja cultivators and peddlers in Districts such as Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Boudh, Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Angul, Sambalpur and Deogarh. The hilly terrain and dense forests of these districts serve as ideal ground for ganja cultivators and peddlers. An excise department official said, once the crop is harvested, the Maoists send the ganja West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and New Delhi with the assistance of experienced peddlers.

Non-Violent

September 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter between joint team of the DRG, STF, and CoBRA's 204th battalion and CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered one AK-47 rifle, magazines and one wireless set, along with Maoist-related material. The identity of the killed CPI-Maoist cadre is yet to be ascertained. 

Violent

September 4

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a civilian in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The deceased has been identified as Bajirao Nareti. A Police officer from Rajnandgaon claimed that Nareti was involved in supplying food grains to the Maoists.

Violent

September 4

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A Police Constable, Panku Punam (35), was killed by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist at a weekly market near Padeda village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A group of CPI-Maoist cadres, dressed in civvies, attacked Punam with sharp-edged weapons leaving him dead on the spot.

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September 4

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh have released a letter asking the villagers to boycott the meeting, which is to be held between the Police community in the area and the villagers. The meeting that is supposed to take place on September 14 in Chintagufa comes as a result of the “mutual trust” between the villagers and the Police community. The letter released by the Maoists asked the villagers to boycott the meeting initiated by the Police community, which was earlier supposed to take place on September 7, as the collector scheduled to be at the meeting, was on leave. The letter has also barred the villagers from visiting the nearby market, threatening to kill them if they do so.

Non-Violent

September 5

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

A special NIA court sentenced ten cadres of the CPI-Maoist to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for supplying material used for making guns and explosives to CPI-Maoist cadres in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.  The CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Arun Agrawal, Balram Naik, Deep Singh, Khudiram, Rajuram Bhaskar, Mohak Garg, Tarik Umar alias Pappu Pathan, Ramesh Telam, Panchu Bhaskar and Joga Telam. According to the Police, the accused were involved in supplying detonators, explosives, gelatin sticks, besides lathe and welding machines (used in making barrels of guns) to Commander Sanjay alias Mohan Kadti, a prominent CPI-Maoist leader of the WBDC in Dantewada District.

Non-Violent

September 5

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

Police destroyed a camp of the CPI-Maoist at Dururai jungle under Gua Police Station limits in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. SP, Anish Gupta said a Naxal leader Sandeep who is regional ‘area committee member’ of the CPI-Maoist was holding a camp.  As the Police and Paramilitary Forces raided the camp, about 40 rebels who were present there fled.  Later the Police recovered 100 rounds of cartridged of AK 47, one can bomb, detonators, a cell phone and rebel literatures from the destroyed camp.  The SP said they later detonated the can-bomb which weighed 10 kilograms. Meanwhile intelligence sources maintained that the Naxals have once again started influencing the local residents to come to the fold of the Naxalism, said a senior intelligence officer. He said the rebels are targeting areas in Sonua, Goelkera and Porahat region of West Singhbhum. The intelligence sources also maintain that most of the Maoists who were in Saranda forest have shifted to the adjoining Sundargarh District in Odisha and several others hid themselves at the villages in Saranda in the guise of cultivators.

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September 5

Odisha

SFs are planning to launch a drive against the CPI-Maoist with special focus on the border Districts of Malkangiri and Koraput of Odisha. The decision to intensify the operation against the Maoists was taken following the meeting between CM Naveen Patnaik and the DG of the CRPF, Rajeev Bhatnagar, in Bhubaneswar on August 28. In the meeting, Bhatnagar had reportedly stressed the need for a joint offensive by State Police and Paramilitary Forces against Maoists entering Odisha from Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. Malkangiri and Koraput Districts are in focus in anti-Maoist drives mainly because of the fact that these two Districts share long borders with the neighbouring states of Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh which also have a strong Maoist base. Among other Districts where SFs are expected to step up operations are Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Balangir. The Maoists have already been well entrenched in Rayagada and Kandhamal, while they are trying their best to get a foothold in Kalahandi and Balangir, said a Police officer.

Non-Violent

September 5

Odisha

With a motive to win hearts and minds of innocent people especially in tribal dominated Naxal-hit areas of Odisha, CPI-Maoist cadres and SFs, both have taken to a novel and revolutionary approach other than gun battle to woo locals. A film recently released by Bastar Division of Maoists in a village on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border showed alleged Police brutality in the name of security. The SFs have also been showing videos to tribals portraying positive side of rebels who have shunned violence and joined mainstream.

Non-Violent

September 6

Rayagada District of Odisha

The District & Sessions Court of Rayagada District of Odisha acquitted Sabyasachi Panda, OMP 'chief' and former Secretary of the Odisha State Organising Committee of the CPI-Maoist, in two murder cases. District & Sessions Judge Biswajit Das acquitted Panda on grounds of lack of evidence on the basis of statements of 14 witnesses, court sources said. There are as many as 134 cases against Panda in different Police Stations across the State.

Non-Violent

September 7

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

About 10 armed militia cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze four earth-moving equipments (two each in Nurmati and Pulusumamidi) in the G. Madugula Mandal of Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. However, no one was hurt in the incident. DIG, Visakhapatnam Range Ch. Srikanth said, “Maoists generally destroy equipment used for laying roads. Their action could be intentional or even a mistake.” A senior Police officer said the incident could also be a bait to lure the forces into the forest for a probable ambush. The Police are aware of the presence of a few top leaders such as Central Committee member Chalapathi and Gajarla Ravi or Uday, in charge of the AOBSZC.

Violent

September 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

A group of 10-15 cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a passenger bus at Todempara in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. However, no casualties were reported in the incident.

Violent

September 7

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists stopped a private bus belonging to Vishwanath Travels on Bhopalpatnam (Bijapur)-Bareguda road (Adilabad District in Telangana), asked passengers to disembark and set it on fire in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. However, no casualties were reported in the incident.

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September 7

Kozhikode District of Kerala

Kerala Police launched a massive combing operation against the cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forest areas near Parappanpara at Thamarassery in Kozhikode District of Kerala. District Police Chief (rural) M K Pushkaran said five suspected armed CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, visited a house at Parappanpara. It is suspected the Maoists were led by Soman, a native of Wayanad and a former leader of Porattom. 

Non-Violent

September 7

Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

A joint squad of Police and CRPF arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Lenin Colony in Charla Mandal in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. The arrested were identified as G. Kishor Kumar (35), a ‘Maoist courier' of Charla town and Sodi Devaiah (28) a ‘Maoist militia member’ of Korakatpadu. SFs recovered injections, eye and ear drops, surgical spirit and absorbent cotton.

Non-Violent

September 8

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

One Policeman was seriously injured in a CPI-Maoist attack in Korchi division in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The Maoists opened fire at Police Constables Manit Harami and Ashish Madavi who were in plain clothes and were travelling to Korchi from Kotgul village on a motorcycle. Madavi was injured in the firing by the Maoists.

Violent

September 8

Rayagada District of Odisha

New posters of the CPI-Maoist released in the name of the BGN Divisional Committee surfaced on the walls of the panchayat office at the Ichhapur village of the Muniguda block in Rayagada District of Odisha. Some of the posters were seen with messages appealing the State Government to make immediate arrangements for relief and rescue of flood-affected people in Kalahandi and Rayagada Districts. The Maoists of BGN Divisional Committee have also sought pucca houses for flood victims under various welfare schemes like Biju Pucca Ghara and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna. Advocating for the environmental preservation, the Maoists have also demanded a ban on the growth of the mining, tree-felling and other deforestation activities. With special focus on the development of the people in Karlapata area in the District, a demand has also been made for the upgradation of healthcare and educational infrastructure in the area.

Non-Violent

September 8

Odisha

The new DGP of Odisha, R P Sharma, said that the infrastructural issue is a major challenge in the anti-Naxal operation as Naxals change their strategy keeping eye on the force movement. Sharma added, "Maoists are adopting new strategy and create fresh corridors at various places. Depending on the movement of the Naxals the security forces also should move accordingly and establish themselves in new areas." Sharma took charges as the new DGP recently and was attending a review meeting with IGs of CRPF and BSF. In the meeting, Sharma said that anti-Naxal operations will be intensified especially in the inter-state border regions. So, we will request the Union Government of India to provide two additional Battalions of CAPF for deployment on inter-state borders. The State Government of Odisha has been demanding deployment of additional central forces as their number in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand is more than 100 Battalions. At present, 16 battalions of central forces have been deployed in the state, out of which eight are from the CRPF and one from the CoBRA unit. 

Statement

September 9

India

The chief of Battalion No.1, Hidma (36), of the CPI-Maoist, has reportedly been promoted to the CPI-Maoist Central Committee. Hidma was also the member of the DKSZC of the CPI-Maoist. Hidma joined the PLGA of the CPI-Maoist as a lower rung cadre in the late 90s. Officers involved in the anti-Naxal told, “Hidma is being projected as the tribal face. With increasing pressure of SFs in Bastar, the Maoist battalion needed encouragement and Hidma’s battalion has been exceptionally successful in combat against the SFs. It has less than 10% casualty ratio in every combat compared to the security forces and its morale is extremely high. To maintain a large formation like battalion is a tough job and Hidma has successfully managed that.”

Non-Violent

September 10

Aurangabad District of Bihar

The District Police arrested a self-styled ‘area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Satyendra Paswan, from Pachmo village under Barem Police outpost in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Paswan, a resident of Nimdih village under Dhibra Police Station in the District, carried a reward of INR 50,000 on his head.

Non-Violent

September 10

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

One CRPF jawan was injured in an exchange of fire with the Maoists in the forests under the Aranpur Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

September 10

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG trooper sustained injuries in an IED bomb blast, triggered by ultras, at an unspecified place in the interiors of Aranpur under the same Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Violent

September 10

Kandhamal District of Odisha

A lady CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the SOG in the Daka forested area at Barakhamma under Baliguda Police limits in Kandhamal District of Odisha. “Exchange of fire between Maoists and SOG jawans has been reported from Daka forest near Barakhamma under Baliguda police station jurisdiction. While one woman Maoist has been killed in the exchange of fire, two SOG jawans have been injured. The injured jawans have been hospitalized,” informed Kandhamal SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. SFs during search recovered one .303 rifle and other materials from the encounter site. Barakhamma is located on Kandhamal-Kalahandi border.

Violent

September 10

Kalahandi District of Odisha

Maoist posters were recovered after getting information from villagers in Trilochanpur village under Lanjigarh block in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The Maoist posters warned suspected ‘Police informers’ in the area of dire consequences. The posters put up on mango trees categorically mentioned the Niyamgiri area and dubbed it as the property of tribals. It also cautioned the Kalahandi and Rayagada Police against visiting the Niyamgiri area claiming that the Policemen are perpetrating brutalities on the innocent tribals. The Maoists posters warned all locals against cooperating with the Police for which they could risk death in Kangaroo courts.

Non-Violent

September 10

Kandhamal District of Odisha

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and two jawans of the SOG sustained injuries in an encounter between the Maoists and the SF personnel in the Daka forested area near Barakhamma village under Baliguda Police limits in Kandhamal District of Odisha. The slain woman Maoist was identified as Banila, a native of Gariabandh District of Chhattisgarh, an ‘area committee member’ of the CPI-Maoist, carrying a cash reward of INR 400,000 on her head, and was with the KKBN Division of the outfit. The SFs also recovered one .303 rifle with magazine, 13 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, a camera flash, Maoist literature, maps, utility items and cash of INR 4,000 from the encounter site.

Violent

September 11

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a construction vehicle on the Bijapur-Geedam National Highway under Modakpal Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists also left some pamphlets on the spot accusing the Police of killing an innocent man in a “fake encounter” on September 4.

Violent

September 11

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Five Maoists were arrested following an encounter between them and SFs at an unspecified place in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. After the firing stopped, five Maoists were rounded up from the forests while they were trying to escape from the spot. Those arrested were identified as Hemla Podia (40), Hidma Madvi (40), Hemla Joga (45), Hemla Budhu (42) and Madvi Deva (36).

Violent

September 11

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Three lower-rung cadres identified as Muchaki Pandu (25), Podiam Hunga (26) and Podiam Gutta, were arrested by a joint team of DRG and District Force from Chintagufa Police Station area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The trio was allegedly involved in the exchange of fire between Maoists and security personnel in Tondamarka and Durma villages of Sukma on June 24, 2017 that had resulted in the death of two DRG personnel and a Maoist, Police said.

Non-Violent

September 11

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

One more Maoist cadre was arrested by the Police in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. “The security forces surrounded Kachora village in Narayanpur after a suspected activity of a person in the village. After searching the village, Maoist leader Sukder was found hiding inside a house and was arrested,” Narayanpur District Police said in a statement.

Non-Violent

September 11

Karnataka

Former CPI-Maoist leaders Sirimane Nagaraj and Noor Sridhar have denied the possibility of the role of Naxals in Gauri Lankesh’s murder. They said that Naxalites were being blamed to “bury the truth”. “Since all suspicions point towards the Hindu right-wing, investigation should begin from them,” they said. At a press conference in Bengaluru, Sridhar said that there was no enmity between Gauri Lankesh and Naxals as suspected by some people. “The CPI (Maoist) is not a mafia. Whenever they have killed someone in the past, they have left a poster owning responsibility and even mentioning the reason for the act,” he said, pointing to differences in the modus operandi. Sridhar said it was unfortunate that Vikram Gowda, an alleged member of the Naxal movement, was being falsely accused of the killing by a section of media.

Non-Violent

September 12

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres killed a surrendered cadre, identified as Karu Dugga, near his house at Barda village under Pakhanjore Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. As per the preliminary information, Dugga, who had surrendered last year, was attacked with sharp-edged weapons by a group of five Maoists who left him dead on the spot, Police said.

Violent

September 12

India

The CPI-Maoist Central Committee (CC) rejected the allegations that they were behind the killing of Gauri Lankesh through a press release. CPI-Maoist spokesperson Abhay appealed to people to protest the killing of Gauri Lankesh and demanded punishment to her killers.

Non-Violent

September 12

Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

Charla Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as M Mangaiah and K Nagaiah, in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. Police also recovered wall posters from the arrested CPI-Maoist cadres.

Non-Violent

September 12

Kandhamal District of Odisha

Odisha DGP, R P Sharma said more SFs would be deployed in the CPI-Maoist affected Kandhamal District of Odisha. While attending a review meeting, Sharma took the decision after reviewing Maoist activities in the KKBN division of the CPI-Maoist. He also stated that CPI-Maoist cadres are taking the geographical advantage of Kandhamal District to expand their activities. The District is densely forested and surrounded by hills. Sharma stressed on deployment of CRPF, DVF and SOG in a strategic manner.

Statement

September 12 Arwal District of Bihar

Three schoolteachers and two panchayat secretaries have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the killing of Karpi BEO, Shalik Ram Sharma, in Arwal District of Bihar. The arrested have been identified as Virendra Kumar, husband of panchayat schoolteacher Sudha Devi, teachers Suraj Kumar and Umesh Kumar Madhukar, besides panchayat secretaries Ayub Ansari and Dina Nath Singh. The five persons have been arrested for hiring a Maoist to kill the BEO, pursuing a case of fraud in appointment of panchayat teachers. Suspected Maoists had shot at Karpi's BEO Shalik Ram in Arwal District on August 30. He succumbed to his injuries the next day. Arwal SP, Dilip Kumar Mishra, said the accused had hired Vicky Paswan, a Maoist and an accused in the 2005 Jehanabad jail break case, to kill the BEO. Paswan later engaged three others to execute the job. The deal was struck for Rs 60,000, of which they paid Rs 28,000, he added.

Non-Violent

September 14

Aurangabad District of Bihar

Police unearthed five powerful bombs and several explosives, planted in the path of a team of SF personnel on the Pathra-Jharna road under Dhibra area in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Notably, the CPI-Maoist cadres plant the explosives to target the SFs.

Non-Violent

September 14

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

An exchange of fire took place between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres near the forest of Sonua block in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. A senior Police official said that the Naxals are trying to regain their lost areas in the West Singhbhum District area. They have changed their strategy and are even trying to recruit children and girls in regaining their position in the tribal-dominated West Singhbhum blocks. West Singhbhum SP, Anish Gupta confirmed that a squad of Naxals opened fire on the SFs involved in routine patrolling.

Violent

September 14

Khunti District of Jharkhand

The DAP and CRPF during a joint operation arrested two armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist under the jurisdiction of Arki Police Station in Khunti District of Jharkhand. The arrested cadres were identified as Ganesh Lohra and Sanika Munda.

Non-Violent

September 14

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist opened fire on SFs from the hills in forest between the villages Machalda and Karamda under Sonua block in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Following the incident, the SFs started a massive combing operation at Sonua block and adjoining areas in West Singhbhum to flush out Naxals who are trying to make their presence felt. A senior Police official said that the Naxals are trying to regain their lost areas in the West Singhbhum area. They have changed their strategy and are even trying to recruit children and girls in regaining their position in the tribal-dominated West Singhbhum blocks.

Violent

September 14

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Around 20 armed CPI-Maoist cadres barged into Murelguda village under Chitrakonda block in search of their ‘convict’ in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Ramachandra Sisa, the ‘convict’, was handed to death sentence in a Praja court last week deep inside a forest for defying their (Maoists) sermon. The members of the Kalimela Dalam headed by Maoist leader Ranadev forced into the house of Sisa and when they failed to extract any information about him, they set Sisa’s two-wheeler on fire. The rebels also terrorised the villagers while enquiring about their convict. Sisa in the meanwhile is running for life after he escaped from the Praja court.

Non-Violent

September 14

Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

A woman “deputy commander” of Charla LOS of CPI-Maoist, Madivi Budri alias Bhadri (18), surrendered before SP, Ambar Kishor Jha at Kothagudem town in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. Budri belongs to Korakatpadu village under Kurnapalli Gram Panchayat. Sources said that she was shifted to Charla LOS after the surrender of Sunita and subsequently elevated as ‘Area Committee Member’. She was allegedly involved in a total of 10 cases of Maoist violence including two attempt murder cases under different Police Station limits in Bhadrachalam Division.

Non-Violent

September 15

East Champaran District of Bihar

Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sanjay Sahni, at Parsauni Kapoor village in East Champaran District of Bihar. Sahni, a native of Parsauni Kapoor village was wanted in a case lodged at Chakia Police Station against some Maoists' for an abortive bid to blow up railway track three years ago. SP, Upendra Kumar Sharma said that Police was interrogating him to find out his role in other Naxal activities in the District.

Non-Violent

September 15

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres damaged an under-construction building of a primary school and community health centre (CHC) in Kohakameta village under Kurusnar Police Station area in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. “The Maoists once again proved that they are opposed to development … The building was being constructed painstakingly by the authorities to provide relief to local villagers,” said Narayanpur SP, Santosh Singh. The Maoists damaged walls and plinths of the two buildings, being built at a cost of INR 10 million, the officer said.

Violent

September 15

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

The Police killed a woman cadre of the CPI-Maoist, during an encounter in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. A team of District Police was attacked by the Maoists near Bhendikanhar forest in Pendhari sub-division of Gadchiroli who had taken a position in the forest and opened indiscriminate firing on the Police team. In the ensuing encounter one woman Maoist was killed and rest of the Maoists fled from the spot taking advantage of thick forest. After the encounter, the Police team recovered the body of the woman Maoist along with a weapon, ammunition and Maoist literature from the spot. The woman cadre is yet to be identified.

Violent

September 15

Kalahandi District of Odisha

One woman Maoist was killed in an encounter with SFs in a forest area in Kalahandi District of Odisha. The encounter took place when personnel of the SOG and the Police on a combing operation came across a group of Maoists inside the forest in Bijepur area. While the body of the woman Maoist was found after the gun-battle, the other members of the group fled the site; he said adding some articles including four weapons – an INSAS rifle, one SLR and two rifles – were recovered from the site. The Maoists belonged to Bansadhara-Ghumusara-Nagavali (BGN) division of the CPI-Maoist.

Violent

September 16

Balangir District of Odisha

Hand-written posters and banners of the CPI-Maoist were found at Gudighat village in Titlagarh area in Balangir District of Odisha. The posters and banners mentioning the name of Balangir-Bargarh-Mahasamund (BBM) division of the CPI-Maoist demanded announcement of the area as drought-hit while opposing the Operation Green Hunt launched by the MHA and the State government. Police officials visited the area after locals informed them about the banners and posters put up at the forest beat office, panchayat office, bazaar and in the premises of the local hospital.

Violent

September 16 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A group of armed cadres of CPI-Maoist abducted 10 villagers including women Sarpanch, Podiyam Muye, and Deputy Sarpanch of Chintagufa village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. ASP, Jitendra Shukla informed that woman Sarpanch's son Kosa, brother-in-law Komal are also among the 10 abducted villagers. Muye is the wife of Podiyam Pandu alias Panda (45), a Jan militia 'deputy commander' of CPI-Maoist, who had surrendered in May 2017. He added that, after his surrender, Panda had revealed crucial details about Burkapal incident besides the "high profile" urban network of Maoists. Preliminary investigation has revealed that senior Maoist leaders, including Ramanna and Hidma, were behind the incident.

Violent

September 17

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Police would be using night vision Monocular for tracking the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Naxal affected areas of the State. The UHM has already heightened the use of UAVs and CCTV surveillance in insurgency pockets of Chhattisgarh. There is also enhanced co-ordination with the State Police and undertaking intelligence based joint operations. It is important to note that a total 259 battalions of CAPFs were deployed in the Naxal affected region of the State. The deployment in other States is as follows-Andhra Pradesh (16), Telangana (12), Bihar (57), Jharkhand (144), Madhya Pradesh (8), Maharashtra (34), Odisha (102), Uttar Pradesh (6), and West Bengal (53). Recently, Union Cabinet approved of raising four IRBns for Chhattisgarh.

Non-Violent

September 17

Malkangiri District of Odisha

A youth, Pilku Khara, fled home after the CPI-Maoist cadres threatened him to join their organisation or face punishment in the Kangaroo court in Malkangiri District of Odisha on September 9. Pilku belongs to Luchapani village under Chitrakonda Block of the District. Sources said he has now moved to Chitrakonda leaving behind his mother, wife and son in the village. Apprehending further problems, Pilku has planned to bring his family to Chitrakonda to stay with him. Malkangiri District SP, Jagmohan Meena, said the Police was verifying the claim of the Pilku about the Maoist threat to him and will protect him if the threat is genuine.

Non-Violent

September 17

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

To instill confidence among the tribal people and gain their support in anti-Naxal activities, the NSD, a special wing of the District Police, conducted a special awareness programme at Kondanur in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. An official of the wing said, the NSD wing was conducting such programmes once in three or four months in tribal villages to improve rapport with the tribal youths and women. Over four hundred tribal people from 20 villages around Kondanur participated in the event. Sports materials including cricket bat and volley ball for youths, and saris for the women were distributed by ASP, A. Mohan Nawaz of NSD in the presence of Police officials. To counter the movement of Maoists in the hilly terrains and also to prevent people from falling into the clutches of the Maoists, the Police department was regularly conducting such awareness camps in the tribal hamlets, he added.

Non-Violent

September 18 Aurangabad District of Bihar

One Maoist, identified as Satyendra Paswan, was arrested near a canal at Pachmo village under Badhem Police outpost area in Aurangabad District. Police said Satyendra was involved in various Naxal activities and was at large since long.

Non-Violent
September 18 Lakhisarai District of Bihar

A joint team of CRPF, STF and District Police arrested a Maoist from Kajra Police Station area in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. Police said that the Maoist, identified as Vrihaspati Koda, was arrested from Kajra forest during a combing operation against Maoists. Koda was involved in various unlawful activities in Lakhisarai and neighbouring Jamui Districts.

Non-Violent
September 18 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

Police killed two CPI-Maoist cadres in an encounter in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. A team of the DRG was out on an anti-Maoist operation and advancing through Rasantong area, when the Maoists started firing on them leading to an encounter between the two sides. After the exchange of fire stopped, bodies of two cadres clad in 'uniform' were recovered from the spot. The identity of the killed Maoists was yet to be established. However, preliminary investigation suggested that they were members of the Golapalli LOS of the Maoists, Police said. The Police recovered a 12 bore gun, a muzzle loading gun, 13 detonators, a radio set, a wireless set, codex wire, a couple of batteries, solar plates and some Maoist-related material from the spot.

Violent
September 18 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Two Maoists were arrested from Edka Police Station limits in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. SP, Santosh Singh, said they had warrants issued against them for murder of civilians, and damaging BSNL towers and hostels. The identity of the Maoists was yet to be established.

Non-Violent
September 18 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

One Maoist cadre identified as Podium Mara was arrested by SFs from Basaguda area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. It was a joint operation of the Chhattisgarh Police and the CRPF's special anti-Maoist unit CoBRA.

Non-Violent
September 18 Malkangiri District of Odisha

A threat from the cadres of the CPI-Maoist forced a family from Paparmetla Palem village and take shelter in cut-off areas of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Ten members of the family of Kamal Khila took the decision as the CPI-Maoist cadres branded their son working outside the State as a 'Police Informer'. Malkangiri SP, Jagmohan Mina, told that the Police after verifying the identity of the people will be provided shelter. Mina also said all the villagers have temporarily settled behind the Chitrakonda Police Station.

Non-Violent
September 19 Andhra Pradesh

The SIB of Andhra Pradesh is tracking the investment links of the cadres of CPI-Maoist. The arrest of Buriyari Narayana and Satyanarayan Reddy, CPI-Maoist cadres from Telangana, in Jharkhand on August 30, has put the intelligence agencies on an alert and it is learnt that they are now probing the investment links of the CPI-Maoist, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. A senior officer from the intelligence department in Visakhapatnam said many top leaders were on the radar amid indications of investments in real estate and gold, through a chain of networks. As per reports, many senior leaders have investment links and they retain about 20 to 30% of what is collected in the form of extortion.

Non-Violent
September 19 Gaya District of Bihar

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the office of a private solar power plant in Gaya District of Bihar. However, there was no report of casualty in the incident. ASP (anti-Naxal operations), Arun Kumar said about 25 Maoists, including women, raided the premises of Wellson Energy Company Private Limited at Saun village in Aamas Police Station area, held hostage two guards of a security agency deployed there and triggered a dynamite blast. The explosion blew up the control room and the administrative building on the 125-acre premises of the solar power company. The Maoists also set on fire other buildings adjacent to the control room. Non-payment of 'levy', demanded by the Maoists, is believed to be the reason for the attack. Sources said the Maoists had earlier demanded a levy of INR 10 million from the company, but its executives refused to make the payment.

Violent
September 19 Latehar District of Jharkhand

A tea stall owner, Sudhram Brijia, abducted three days ago (September 17), was killed by the cadres of CPI-Maoist near Netarhart Sunset Point in Latehar District of Jharkhand. CPI-Maoist cadres alleged Sudhram as 'Police informer'. On being informed of the incident, a Police team led by DSP, Omprakash Tiwari and OIC of Netarhart Police Station Alok Dubey rushed to the spot and recovered the body. Police said as per a chit recovered from the spot, the CPI-Maoist cadres has "owned the responsibility" for killing Brijia. Police launched a massive search operation to track down the Maoists.

Violent
September 19 Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

CPI-Maoist Charla 'Area Committee Member' Madakam Jogi alias Kamala (22), surrendered before ASP, Sunil Dutt in Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. The surrendered woman Maoist belongs to Kistarampadu village under Peddamidisileru gram panchayat in Charla mandal. Kamala was allegedly involved in eight cases of Maoist violence, including one murder and five cases related to planting land mines, Police said.

Non-Violent
September 20 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

The 10 villagers, including women Sarpanch and Deputy Sarpanch, who were allegedly abducted by the Maoists on September 16, have been released in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. "All the hostage villagers were released last night (September 20) and they have reached to their village Chintagufa safely," Sukma SP, Abhishek Meena said. The Maoists took them to Kasalpada and two other villages where they held 'jan adalat' (People's court) and warned them not to help the administration in carrying out development activities in remote areas. Maoists have also threatened them asking not to attend meetings held by the District administration to address the grievances of villagers, the SP said.

Non-Violent
September 20 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

One STF constable, Kailash Netam, and a tribal woman, Muser Bai (35), were injured in an IED blast, triggered by cadres of the CPI-Maoist, in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a joint team of SFs was carrying out patrolling to ensure security to the weekly market in Orchha village, Narayanpur SP, Santosh Singh said.

Violent
September 20 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Ranchi Police arrested two cadres of CPI-Maoist, identified as Sushil Munda and Etwa Mahli, from Bundu in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. The CPI-Maoist cadres were wanted in seven cases since 2003 Police recovered a gun from them.

Non-Violent
September 21 Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The exchange of fire took place in the forests between Pidmel and Palamdgu villages under Polampalli Police Station limits, when a joint team of DRG and STF was out on a counter-insurgency operation in the interiors of Polampalli, Sukma SP, Abhishek Meena said. After the encounter, SFs recovered the body of a Maoist along with three country-made firearms, explosives and other Maoist-related materials from the spot, the SP said. The slain Maoist was identified as Podiyam Bheema, an 'Area Militia Commander' of the Maoists, who was handling operations of the outfit in at least 10 villages of the region. Besides, several cases related to Maoist incidents, including attacks on Police party, were also registered against him, the SP added.

Violent
September 21 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

CRPF and Police destroyed a CPI-Maoist camp at Saranda forest in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. The Maoists opened fired at the SFs, ensuing an exchange of fire, as they (SFs) approached near their (Maoist) camp. "Maoist leaders and other cadres managed to escape in the dense forest taking benefit of the night," a CRPF officer said. The SFs recovered 10 51MM mortars, safety caps of mortars, single barrel gun, electric detonators, live ammunitions, bomb making materials, Maoist uniforms, Jharkhand Map, Naxal literature and daily usage material, during the search operation.

Violent
September 21 Ranchi District of Jharkhand

One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kalicharan Munda, was arrested from Tamar Police Station area in Ranchi District of Jharkhand. Munda was wanted in eight cases of Maoist violence registered at different Police Stations of Ranchi and Khunti Districts.

Non-Violent
September 21 Palakkad District of Kerala

CPI-Maoist leader Kalidasan aka Kalidas aka Sekhar Raja (44), was arrested from the Moolakombu tribal settlement on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border at Pudur near Attappady block of Mannarghat Taluk in Palakkad District of Kerala. Kalidas, who hailed from Pannaiyapuram near Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu, has been working underground for the past several years across southern India, was facing criminal cases in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Police claimed that he belonged to the Bhavani dalam of the Maoist outfit working in and around the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve comprising the hill Districts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka.

Non-Violent
September 21 Telangana

According to the sources in the anti-Naxal intelligence agencies the PGLA committees of the CPI-Maoist has reorganized themselves in accordance to newly created Districts in Telangana. The CPI-Maoist cadres were functioning with a divisional committee of the Khammam-Karimnagar-Warangal (KKW) led by Bade Chokka Rao aka Damodar and a District committee of Adilabad. Damodar was trying to build base in the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. Now they have formed divisional committees for Mancherial-Kumaram Bheem Asifabad, Jayashankar Bhupalpally-Mahabubabad-Warangal-Peddapally and Khammam-Bhadradri Kothagudem. A senior Police official told, "They have few cadres on ground but they are trying to rework on with the changed geographic allocations."

Statement
September 22 Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Ten cadres of the CPI-Maoist, who worked in the Darbha Division of Bastar District of Chhattisgarh, surrendered to the Police. The Bastar Police said that the surrenders, in the presence of Dantewada range DIG, P. Sudarraj, were a result of the community policing campaign Amcho Bastar Amcho Police (Our Bastar, Our Police). "They were also attracted by the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the State Government. They were working for the CPI-Maoist since 2014," the Bastar Police said in a statement. They included seven Jan Militia members, two Janatana Sarkar members, and one member of the CNM.

Non-Violent
September 22 Malkangiri District in Odisha

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist damaged Essar Steel's 273-Kilometre iron ore slurry pipeline from Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh to Visakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh near AOB. The pipeline is critical for Essar's Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, bringing 22,000 tonnes of iron ore daily from state miner NMDC's Bailadila mines in Dantewada District to the plant with annual capacity of eight million tonnes. Jagmohan Meena, SP of Malkangiri District in Odisha, said told ET that, "A company mechanic is on his way to fix it, but there is no conclusive evidence yet that Maoists have broken it."

Violent
September 23 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Police arrested a woman LOS cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Santila Salaam (28), near Marda village under Koyalibeda Police Station area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Salaam was involved in the attack on a team of the BSF at Koyalibeda in June 2011, when two of its personnel were killed, and also in the killing of a villager in Jiramtarai in 2010.

Non-Violent
September 23 Nainital District of Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Police arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Devendra Chamyal and Bhagwati Bisht, from Chorgaliya area in Nainital District of Uttarakhand. They received training for four years in Jharkhand and started operations in Uttarakhand in 2013. They are residents of Almora. Police recovered some notes from them outlining their plan to oppose the construction of the Pancheshwar dam. State DGP, Anil K Raturi, announced reward of INR 20, 000 to the team for arresting the Maoists. In course of interrogation, Devendra said that he was distributing pamphlets, posters and flags at Dhari, Bhawali, Someshwar, Chanauda, Lod, Dwarahat, Bagwali, Pokhar and other areas since February 2017. Devendra is a member of 'zonal committee member' of the CPI-Maoist.

Non-Violent
September 24 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

Suspected Maoists killed Sukku Nareti (57), a revenue official of a village on suspicion of him being a 'Police informer' in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The rebels attacked the Kotwar (village revenue official) identified as Sukku Nareti, in Sureli village under Antagarh Police Station area, Kanker, ASP, Jaiprakash Badhai said. A group of armed Maoists stormed into Nareti's house and dragged him out on the street. They then strangled him with a rope and threw the body on a road near the village, the Police official said. The rebels then fled the spot raising slogans in support of the outlawed Naxal movement, he added. Some Maoists' pamphlets were recovered from the spot in which Nareti was branded as a 'Police informer'.

Violent
September 25 Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

Hem Mishra, who was convicted by the Gadchiroli District court in March 2017, for his links with cadres of the CPI-Maoist, has been shifted from Nashik jail to Kolhapur jail due to security concerns. The move follows intelligence inputs from the State (Maharashtra) ATS about increased `Maoist movement' around Nashik.

Non-Violent
September 26 East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

Five militia members and CPI-Maoist sympathisers of Pungutta, a border village of Chhattisgarh and who participated in the Maoist activities, surrendered before SDPO, O. Dilip Kiran in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The militia members identified as Diridi Gangayya, Muchika Madayya, Kunja Raju, Punem Raju and Sode Idamaih, surrendered following motivation and counselling by the Chintur Police.

Non-Violent
September 26 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

A STF jawan, Antosh Markam, sustained injuries during an encounter with cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place when a joint team of the STF and the DRG, Chhattisgarh Police's special Anti-Maoist unit, attacked a CPI-Maoist camp in Bhatbeda forest in Orchha area. Santosh Singh, SP said, "There was an exchange of fire for over an hour after which the Maoists fled from the spot. STF jawan Antosh Markam sustained injuries during the encounter. He was immediately sent to Raipur by a chopper for treatment." Police recovered Maoist literature, water tanks, solar plates, Maoist uniforms, bullets and IEDs from the encounter site.

Violent
September 26 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A joint team of BSF and local Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, Gopi Gavde (42), from Koyalibeda Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. SFs recovered one five Kilogram bomb from Gavde. Gavde is a of Kasansur area in the neighbouring Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. He was involved in planting IEDs in Paralkot village area in March this year to harm the SFs.

Non-Violent
September 26 Bargarh District of Odisha

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, were killed in a Police encounter in Salepali forest under Paikmal block in Bargarh District of Odisha. Acting on a tip off, SFs had launched a combing operation in the forest. The two cadres were gunned down in an exchange of fire between Police and the Maoists. Police recovered two .303 rifles, 105 rounds of live bullets and INR 20,000 from the deceased Maoists.

Violent
September 26 Nainital District of Uttarakhand

Nainital Police have secured Police custody of CPI-Maoist cadre, Devendra Chamyal, from the court in Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The District Police had filed a petition, seeking Police custody of Chamyal on September 25. Uttarakhand Police had arrested Chamyal and his friend Bhagwati Bisht from Chorgaliya on September 24 who was on the run for years.

Non-Violent
September 27 India

The CPI-Maoist has admitted that the revolutionary movement is currently undergoing a "difficult" phase all over the country. The senior Maoist leadership, constituting the all powerful CC, met in February, 2017, last to review the progress of the revolutionary movement in the country. One of the resolutions passed in this crucial CC meeting was on the current situation of the revolution, which candidly admitted that the revolutionary movement was going through a 'difficult' stage all over the country. The same resolution also pointed out that the LWE movement in urban areas was weak and that in several regions it was still passing through a 'setback' phase. These significant observations in the resolutions, speak of the overall impact of the intensified crackdown on LWE movement in the country despite the PLGA, the military wing of the CPI-Maoist succeeding in carrying out spectacular raids on SFs in their base areas. The CC document, containing many resolutions, speaks of a very serious debate that the 19-member CC had on the current status. The Maoist party used three types of expressions, "Set back", "Weak" and "Difficult" to denote the status of the revolutionary movement in different areas depending on the situations. The Maoist party also claimed that revolution was in different phases in 16 areas of the country, spanning different States. Organizationally, the CC oversees the functioning of four regional bureaus, which in turn monitor and coordinate Naxalite activity of SZCs, SACs, SCs or LCs.

Non-Violent
September 27 Sambalpur District of Odisha

A huge cache of ammunitions, guns and explosives were seized from a CPI-Maoist camp after an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the SFs in the Dangateka Reserve Forest in Kisinda in Sambalpur District of Odisha. As many as 484 rounds of live bullets, two rusted metallic portions of .303 rifles, a hand grenade (live), a sealed tiffin bomb (live), a tiffin bomb without detonator, fourteen .303 magazine catches and a canvas ammunition pouch were seized, Police sources said. According to reports, Kisinda Police officials spotted the Maoist camp while conducting a search operation in the forest with the Rourkela DVF.

Violent
September 27 Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, DG, of the CRPF told that CRPF plans to focus on the tri-junction area located between Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka following intelligence information that activities by the cadres of the CPI-Maoist are taking place in the Western Ghats says in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. Bhatnagar was in Coimbatore to attend the passing out parade of the 90th batch of 100 directly-appointed subordinate officers at the CTC. Bhatnagar said that they have planned to add five more battalions to CRPF and five exclusive women battalions by January in RAF. He also added that CRPF has made new SOPs for anti-Naxal operations after Sukma District ambush in April 24, 2017, which claimed the lives of 25 CRPF jawans. Speaking on the inclusion of more women in CRPF, he said that one battalion has been raised from Bastar which has got 240 lady recruits.

Non-Violent
September 28 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Anti-Maoist operations would be intensified in the cutoff areas of Malkangiri District and the border areas of Odisha along Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as the areas are in prime focus, said BSF ADG, Arun Kumar. Speaking to reporters in Bhubaneswar, the State capital, Kumar said, "We are planning to fill security gaps in the cutoff areas of Malkangiri and Tulsi Dongri of Chhattisgarh to cause maximum damage to the Red rebels. Accordingly, we are planning operations in those particular areas. Communications in the cutoff areas is a major problem. Recently, the Central Government has allotted Rs 25 crore for upgradation of infrastructure in these areas. This has boosted the morale of the forces." Besides, he informed that a meeting on BSF would be held soon in Visakhapatnam which would be attended by top officers of SFs.

Non-Violent
September 29 Koraput District of Odisha

An 18-year-old woman CPI-Maoist identified as Chitren Pangi of Malkangiri District surrendered before Odisha Police in Koraput District of Odisha. Chitren was an active member of Guma area committee of AOBSZC, operating in Chitrakonda and Machkund area in Malkangiri District. According to Police, Chitren had joined the outlawed CPI-Maoist in May 2017 after being instigated by a few local Maoist leaders. Soon she became an active member of Sudhir's group. A senior official informed that Chitren was a member of the CNM and was also trained as 'team doctor'. She also had knowledge of different medicines and during her brief stint with the Maoists, Chitren had helped the Maoists in collecting local intelligence about the presence of the SFs in Guma area. "Chitren became disillusioned soon after joining the Maoists group and left the party. She was also fed up with the anti-people attitude of the group and unjustified violence against people," SP, Kanwar Vishal Singh said.

Non-Violent

October 1

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A ward councillor identified as identified as B Ashok Kumar, suffered critical injuries after a pressure bomb planted by the CPI-Maoist exploded at Elarmadgu village under Bhejji Police Station limits in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The blast triggered after Kumar inadvertently touched the IED hidden in bushes. Sukma SP, Abhishek Meena, said, the incident occurred when he was heading towards the anganwadi centre to pick his mother.

Violent

October 2

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A CRPF constable of 195th battalion, identified as Hemant Boro, was injured in an IED blast, triggered by of the CPI-Maoist cadres near Chikpal village under Katekalyan Police Station in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when CRPF and the DRG had launched the operation in the interiors of Katekalyan.

Violent

October 2

India

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist were attempting to raise a new armed group along the Madhya Pradesh-Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh tri-junction as they continue to face the heat at their stronghold in Bastar region, an official of the UMHA stated. The official said the new unit, ‘Vistara Platoon,’ was trying to gain a foothold at the tri-junction, which has lesser deployment of SFs than the seven Districts in the Bastar division of Chhattisgarh, said to be one of the last Maoist bastions. An official of the CRPF said the forces had opened new camps in the once-inaccessible Bastar region to “squeeze out” the CPI-Maoist cadres. The official added, that the focus of SFs will be on the South Bastar-Sukma region and Dantewada and Bastar Districts. There are more than 160,000 CRPF personnel deployed in Chhattisgarh, of which 130,000 concentrate on a 40,000 square kilometres area in Bastar, known for rich mineral deposits of iron ore, granite, tin and corundum.

Non-Violent

October 4

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed two civilians in Aundhi area of Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh on the suspicion of being ‘Police informers’. The victims identified as Chandan Kirsam (51) and Vinod Salame (18) were beaten and strangulated to death by Maoists late on Tuesday night, District SP, Prashant Agrawal said.

Violent

October 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Imra Kabasi, from Bapanapalli under Padia Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to reports, the Maoists dragged Imra to the nearby forest and slit his throat. The Maoists suspected Imra as a ‘Police informer’.

Violent

October 5

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Police arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a couple, in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Acting on specific inputs, a composite squad of personnel from the BSF and District Force launched a search operation in the interiors of an area under Koyalibeda Police Station limits, Kanker ASP, Jaiprakash Badhai said. On spotting the patrolling team, the Maoists tried to escape but were nabbed after a short chase in Panidobir village, he said. Those arrested were identified as Ramnath Usendi (30), Saman Singh Anchla (50), Bazaru Ram Anchla (20) and his wife Urmila Anchla (20), the ASP said. Two muzzle loading guns, a detonator, explosive powder, some splinters, electric wires, Maoist banners and other items were recovered from their possession, he said. The cadres would be interrogated to gather details about the functioning of lower rung rebels in the region, ASP, Jaiprakash added.

Violent

October 6

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres have gunned down a person, identified as Dambaru Nayak, after a ‘praja court’ trial at Kurub village under Kalimela Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Dambaru was shot dead by the Maoists on the charges of being ‘Police informer’. According to reports, nearly 20 to 25 armed Maoists had come to the village and dragged Dambaru out of his home. Later, after branding him as a ‘Police informer’, they killed him before other villagers. Dambaru was earlier a Maoist sympathizer and had later surrendered before Police around two years ago.

Violent

October 6

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

One SF personnel snatched a firearm from a CPI-Maoist cadre and fired at the Maoists, forcing them to retreat in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. A Police official said five Maoists masquerading as villagers attacked Constable Bhimaram Kunjam at Hitwar village in Maoist-hit Kuakonda. Undaunted, Kunjam snatched the pistol and fired at them, forcing them to flee, the Police official said, adding that the Constable had gone to the village for gathering information. The official said the pistol belonged to sub-inspector who was killed in a Maoist attack in Kuakonda on February 28, 2014.

Violent

October 6

India

The UN has received reports of Naxalites using children to fight in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and of terrorists burning at least 30 schools in Kashmir last year, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. In his annual report on Children in Armed Conflict, Guterres said, "Children continued to be affected by incidents of violence between armed groups and the government, in particular in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, as well as tensions in Jammu and Kashmir." He further said, "The United Nations continued to receive reports of the recruitment and use of children by armed groups, including the Naxalites, in particular in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand." In the report for 2015 released in 2016, the then-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had said the Naxalites were using children as young as six in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal. Guterres's report covering conflicts during 2016 was sent to the Security Council on October 5. The report recorded far more violations against children by terrorists and other armed groups than by Governments. It said there were about 4,000 verified cases involving government forces and over 11,500 by non-state armed groups in the 20 nations covered in the report. "I call upon the (Indian) government to develop appropriate mechanisms to protect children from recruitment, as well as to separate and reintegrate recruited children," Guterres said. "I also urge the Government to ensure the protection of children from any form of violence in the context of civil unrest or law and order operations." "Children continued to be killed and injured in the context of operations of national security forces against Maoist armed groups," Guterres said, but did not provide any numbers. According to the MHA, 213 civilians were killed in encounters, an increase from the 171 in 2015, but the number of children was not provided, his report said.

Non-Violent

October 8

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs claim to have arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman during a joint search operation between Tindori and Dhusawad under Bhairamgarh Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. A joint squad of District Force and 199th Battalion of CRPF on October 7 engaged in search operation in Maoist-hit areas falling under Bhairamgarh Police Station limits spotted some suspicious persons while passing through a forest patch between Tindori and Dhusawad, who were trying their escape sensing personnel’s presence. The personnel arrested them after a brief chase. The arrestees were identified as Kumari Poyami, Jagra Benjami, Laxman Benjam and Lakhma Podiyami. According to Police, these Maoists were involved in various crimes including demolition of culvert, which was got constructed by the District Administration in association with the Police Department. 

Violent

October 8

Lohardaga District of Jharkhand

Lohardaga District SP, Karthik S, said that he Maoists should surrender or to be ready for action. “Search for other 12 Maoists is still continuing. Those were included Sudhakaran, Nilima, Ravindra Ganjhu, Bhushan Yadav and others. They have no alternative other than to surrender. They must come forward and try to lead a normal life. They wander in jungles with arms in vain. Their family members also have to lead terrible life,” said the SP. He added that in last two years as many as 16 Maoists have surrendered and 21 children were rescued from them. “15 times the Police have confronted with the Maoists whereas 16 big arms were recovered. 25 Maoists were given punishment after trail in court. The arrest of notorious Naxal Nakul Yadav was a milestone in this thread,” he said.

Non-Maoist

October 8 Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrested seven CPI-Maoist cadres along with firearm and some explosives from the forest of Bechagaon village under Narayanpur police station limits in the Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The arrested were identified as Guddu Ram Hichami (28), Deuram Hichami (25), Juru Mandavi (25), Guddu Ram Potai (21), Katia Ram Nureti (25), Budhuram Mandavi (22) and Popendra Mandavi (24). SFs also recovered three IEDs weighing 15 kilograms, six kilograms and four kilograms each, one country-made gun and other arms and ammunition from the possession of the arrested Maoists, who were allegedly tasked with collecting ration for Maoists, arranging meeting of villagers, spreading Maoist propaganda and planting IEDs to harm SFs.

Non-Violent
October 9 Jharkhand

Former Jharkhand minister Raja Peter (54) was arrested by the NIA, for allegedly masterminding and paying for the killing of his political rival Ramesh Singh Munda of JD-U in 2008 at the hands of CPI-Maoist. Peter, whose official name is Gopal Krishna Pater, was arrested following revelations by former Maoist 'commander', Kundan Pahan, during interrogation by the central anti-terrorism agency. Pahan (38), a former CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' who surrendered before Jharkhand Police in May 2017, was a prime accused in Munda's murder. Pahan told NIA officers that Peter had paid the Maoists INR 40 million to eliminate Munda, then a sitting MLA of Tamar constituency in Ranchi District. Munda, who was previously a minister in Jharkhand's NDA-led Government by Arjun Munda, was gunned down by a group of Maoists during a school function on July 9, 2008. Two of his three bodyguards, a party colleague and a student were also killed in the attack.

Non-Violent
October 10 Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh

The DGP's of four Maoist-affected States - Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh - discussed about various issues related to movement of Maoists, ganja transportation and other issues here at a resort near Bhogapuram mandal in Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. The DGPs' reportedly discussed about precautionary measures to be taken as the Naxals are gearing up for the first anniversary of the martyrs of Ramaguda encounter. The meeting reportedly concentrated on the LWEs and coordination between the States, besides discussions on present scenario of the Naxal movement.

Non-Violent
October 10 Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist in Andhra Pradesh extended its support to academic Kancha Ilaiah in the backdrop of threats hurled at him following a book written by him on Vaishya community and gave a call to people and democrats to stand by him. The CPI-Maoist condemned the threats as undemocratic saying people who had objections were free to present their arguments. The threats against Prof. Ilaiah were part of a larger conspiracy by Sangh Parivar, State and Central Governments to curb voices against superstitious beliefs and unscientific thinking, a press release by CPI-Maoist's official spokesman Jagan stated.

Non-Violent
October 10 Banka District of Bihar

One woman CPI-Maoist leader was arrested during a Police operation against the Maoists in Banka District of Bihar. Police said a joint team of the CRPF, SSB and the District Police conducted a raid in the Pararia forest under Katoria Police Station of the District and arrested Parwatia Devi alias Kewali Devi, wife of slain Maoist leader Mantu Khaira. Banka superintendent of police Chandan Kushwaha said the operation was launched on a tip off that Parwatia was scheduled to come to Pararia to meet her associates. The police had to face mild protest from local residents when they took Parwatia into custody. Later, a Police team led by ASP, operation, Vimlesh Chandra Jha carried out a raid and seized around 30 kilograms of ammonium nitrate from her hideout under Chanan Police Station of the District. Mantu Khaira, a self-styled 'zonal commander' of the outfit, was killed in an encounter with the Police in Dahibra forest in Banka District in February 2017. Khaira was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head and the Police had launched a special operation to arrest him.

Violent
October 10 West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

District Police arrested five close aides of CPI-Maoist 'area commander' Maharaja Pramanik from Toklo Police Station area in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. They have been identified as Meghnath Sahu, Jagmohan Tanti, Sudhir Munda, Sukhram and Balkishan Munda. West Singhbhum SP, Anish Gupta said those arrested had resorted to poster campaigning recently.

Non-Violent
October 10 Kandhamal District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist posters calling for Odisha bandh on October 21 was recovered at Radiguma village under Kotagarh tehsil in Kandhamal District of Odisha. The posters released in the name of CPI-Maoist Odisha State Committee and put up near the Radiguma-Kotagarh road categorically warned the Odisha Government against providing water to industrial houses. Maoists had demanded water for farmers and appealed to the Chhattisgarh Government to stop barrage construction work on the upstream of Mahanadi immediately. Giving an Odisha bandh call on October 21 against the anti-people policies of the State and Central Governments, the Maoists appealed to people to join the bandh in large numbers.

Non-Violent
October 10 Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Police declared a reward of INR 20,000 on information leading to the arrest of Bhaskar Pandey alias Bhuvan for his alleged involvement in CPI-Maoist activities. ADGP, Law and Order, Ashok Kumar said that the DGP has announced the reward of INR 20,000 on the arrest of Pandey, a resident of Almora District. Pandey was involved in Maoist activities in Almora and Nainital region, he said, adding the accused was involved in incidents of arson and violence in Nainisar and had several cases pending against him.

Non-Violent
October 11 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly blasted the BSNL cell tower at Darakonda area under GK Veedhi Police Station limits in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Police suspected that a group of armed Maoists, including militia members, moved into the Darakonda area and blasted the equipment of cell tower to disturb the communication system and fled from the spot.

Violent
October 11 Khammam District of Telangana

The Charla Police arrested one Madivi Pinnu alias Srinu (30) of Pouruguda in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, on charge of acting as a courier for CPI-Maoist cadres from Charla tehsil of Khammam District of Telangana. The Police said they held him during a vehicle checking drive while he was travelling on a bicycle at Lenin Colony in Charla mandal. A consignment of medicines valued at INR 10,000 meant for the Maoists based in the neighbouring State was seized from his possession, Police said.

Non-Violent
October 12 Gaya District of Bihar

Personnel of the CRPF seized a huge cache of arms during a special operation against the CPI-Maoist in Gaya District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, a CRPF team headed by Commandant Ankit Kumar launched an operation in Chakarbandha forest in Gaya, during which, the team detected a tunnel near Tartua village, which the Maoists used for storing arms and ammunition. Three semi-automatic rifles each of .12 bore, a country-made rifle, a country-made pistol, seven cartridges, hand grenades and explosives were recovered from the tunnel. A walkie-talkie and wires in large quaintly were also seized. The arms were stored in the forest to carry out an attack by the Maoists on the SFs. Though some armed squad members of the banned outfit were present in the forest, they preferred to disperse from the spot after leaving behind their weapons.

Non-Violent
October 12 Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre carrying a reward of INR 300,000 on his head in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Punem Sona (30), who was active as 'Deputy Commander' of the LOS of Maoists, was arrested from a forest near Futapalli village under Usoor Police Station area, Police said. Acting on specific inputs about the presence of Sona in Futapalli village, a team of local Police had launched a search operation near the area. Sona was wanted in four Maoist-related incidents, including attempt to murder, arson and loot, a Police official informed.

Non-Violent
October 12 Jharkhand

Jailed CPI-Maoist 'commander' Kundan Pahan during interrogation by the NIA has revealed that he was given INR 50 million to kill former Jharkhand Minister Ramesh Singh Munda in 2008. According to Police, Pahan admitted to taking the contract given by former Minister Gopal Krishna Patar alias Raja Peter to kill the then JD-U legislator Munda. Police also said the deal was struck between the 'politburo' of the CPI-Maoist and Raja Peter. Along with Raja Peter, NIA has arrested ASI, Sheshnath Singh in the Munda killing. Singh was the bodyguard of Munda and he allegedly passed on information about the movement of Munda to Maoists.

Non-Maoist
October 13 Koraput District of Odisha

Spokesperson of AOBSZC of the CPI-Maoist, Jagabandhu, in an audio tape released to media, denied role of its cadres in the gang rape of a minor at Sorispadar forest near Kunduli Haat under Pottangi Police limits in Koraput District of Odisha on October 10. The CPI-Maoist strongly condemned the incident and called for Koraput bandh on October 16, in protest against the atrocity of the SF personnel on innocent villagers.

Non-Violent
October 14 Vaishali District of Bihar

Former CPI-Maoist cadre Tarkeshwar Paswan (46) was injured when three Maoists attacked him at Thathan Bujurg village in Vaishali District of Bihar. Tarkeshwar, once considered close to self-proclaimed 'zonal commander' of the Maoist, Musafir Paswan, was attacked when he was sitting at a tea stall at Hanuman Chowk, close to the National Highway-77 stretch connecting Hajipur with Muzaffarpur, around 7.30am. Three assailants in a motorbike reached the spot and sprayed bullets from a sophisticated weapon on Tarkeshwar inflicting three bullet injuries. Agitated over the incident, a group of Tarkeshwar's supporters blocked the road and paralysed traffic for over four hours. Tarkeshwar was involved in Maoist-related incidents since 1990. Several villages such as Thathan, Thathan Bujurg and Asadharpur were his areas of operation. Sources, however, said Tarkeshwar had developed good relations with the Police in the region, which angered senior members of the outfit. "He was being touted as an informer of the police."

Violent
October 15 Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The Police arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Nar Singh (25), Mani Ram Markam (22), Sunder Singh (30) and Sukku Ram (35), during a search operation in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. Three muzzle-loading guns, an IED weighing two kilograms, some explosive powder, splinters, electric wires, Maoist pamphlets and literature were recovered from their possession, Police said. The cadres were arrested from Alparas village under Koyalibeda Police Station limits, when a composite squad of personnel from the BSF and District Force was out on a search operation, Kanker's SP, K L Dhruv said.

Non-Violent
October 15 India

There has been a 52.6 per cent drop in incidents of CPI-Maoist violence between 2010 and 2016, according to MHA data. Incidents of Maoist violence fell 22.5 per cent in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year, according to MHA figures published in September 2017. Police cases were registered for 625 incidents-compared to 807 in 2016-over this period, from assault and murder to arson. In a review meeting held in early 2017, the CPI-Maoist concluded that its armed struggle was undergoing a "difficult" phase. There are 16 Maoist strongholds across India, and the resolution spoke of "setback" in some, and the movement having become "weak" elsewhere.

The spread of the Maoist movement across India, which grew in the last decade, appears to have been arrested, as per CPI-Maoist documents. The party's traditional bastions, once considered unshakeable, too have been affected. The party's 'Central Committee' (CC) oversees the functioning of four regional bureaus-northern, eastern, central, and south-west. These bureaus in turn monitor and coordinate Naxalite activity of three panels-the 'Special Zonal Committees' (SZCs), the 'Special Area Committees' (SACs) and the 'State Committees' (SCs) or 'Leading Committees' (LCs). The CC's assessment is that in the northern bureau-comprising Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh-the party's grip is "very weak". In the eastern pocket-Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Assam-it is "weak/ (suffering a) setback". In central areas, the forested Dandakaranya area in central Chhattisgarh, once considered an unbreachable Maoist stronghold, has been declared "difficult" for extreme left wing activities. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana have been categorised as "weak" or "setback". Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, states in the party's south-western bureau, are all down to "stagnation with only mass organisation activity".

The Maoist movement in India appears to be facing its biggest challenge from a new quarter-ageing leadership. Seven of the 19 members of the CC are above 60 and a few are coping with health issues. Party 'general secretary' Muppalla Laxmana Rao aka Ganapathy, is now 66, and the senior-most leader of the team, Prashant Bose, is 69. At its February 2017 meeting, the CC decided to pull 'veterans' at all levels out of the job of leading the movement in the jungles. The party would, however, use their services in different ways and ensure that they were "respected" and "supported" by the rank and file. "In areas where Government offensive is serious and we are unable to protect our leadership, we should send them to villages or urban centres which are unaffected by revolutionary movement," the resolution said. This move to villages and cities would also allow ailing senior leaders to seek medical help, it added. The party, known for its secrecy, would contact relocated or transferred leaders once in six months, as per the party's document.

Non-Violent
October 15 Malkangiri District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres hijacked a motor launch and took its driver hostage in the cut-off region of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha, when the vessel was on its way to Kunturpadar carrying grocery items for the IRB forces. While the launch was about four kilometres from its destination, a group of 30 to 40 armed Maoists led by Koraput Dalam 'chief' Sudhir and other leaders like Anil and Sarita hijacked it near Kathagada village and took it to Orapadar. The Maoists took the driver, Ghasi Pangi, hostage for some hours and later assaulted him for allegedly carrying the grocery items for Para-military personnel before setting him free. A native of Kathagada village, the launch driver was also warned by the Maoists not to help the SFs in future.

Violent
October 15 Malkangiri District of Odisha

Maoists have issued a diktat asking villagers to join the organisation in a bid to strengthen their outfit through posters and letters found at Badatekguda under Kalimela block in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Through the posters and letters, the Maoists demanded that at least 10 from each village must join the Maoist camps. In violation of the order, the villagers would be awarded death sentence, they warned. The letter also mentioned that at least 10 people from each village must meet the Maoists and join their organisation at the Helkanur hill on October 25. Besides, the Maoists, who have surrendered before the Police, have been asked to return to the cadre. The Maoists also threatened that 'Police informers' would never be spared. The Maoists' diktat was issued after a number of militias belonging to their Kalimela Dalam cadre in Malkangiri surrendered before the Police in the past few months.

Non-Violent
October 16 Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Gampa Lova Srinu (29) was killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the AOB near the Korukonda tribal hamlet, in Balapam panchayat of Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Srinu was killed by the Maoists suspecting him to be a 'Police informer', Police said. Srinu had gone to Korukonda tribal market, where he ran a small business and while returning home, a group of Maoists, believed to be members of the Korukonda Area Committee, abducted and later killed him, Police added. Chintapalli CI, A Chandrasekhara Rao said a letter was found near the body, which was written by Ramana, 'secretary' of Korukonda Area Committee.

Violent
October 16 Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sitaram Majhi (23) and Mahasingh Sardar (26) from Kalajore village under Kandra Police Station area in Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand. The Police also recovered a country-made pistol, two live cartridges, a can-bomb weighing 15 kilograms and 300 metres of electric wire for detonating the IED.

Non-Violent
October 17 Sheohar District of Bihar

A local court in Sheohar District of Bihar awarded life imprisonment to two CPI-Maoist cadres in connection with the killing of a youth over five years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge, Rajesh Kumar also slapped a fine of INR 50,000 on each of the two convicts, Lalu Sahni and Brahmadeo Ram. The court also held both the Maoists guilty under the Arms Act and awarded them seven years imprisonment, besides imposing fine of INR 10,000 each. The two had shot dead Sunil Kumar in January 2012, as he was vocal against Maoists and their activities.

Non-Violent
October 17 Kandhamal District of Odisha

The bullet riddled body of a NREGP worker, identified as Basant Kumar Bhatta, was recovered near a village in Kandhamal District of Odisha, two days after he was allegedly abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres. A few posters bearing the name of BGN division of the CPI-Maoist were found near the body with a message that Bhatta, a 'Gaon Sathi' (youth who facilitate smooth implementation of NREGP) of Durgapanga village was killed because he was a 'Police informer'. "The Gaon Sathi of Durgapanga was engaged in providing information to police about Maoists' activities. Other police informers would also face similar fate if they continue to work for police," the posters read.

Violent
October 18 Cuttack District of Odisha

Acting on specific intelligence about the presence of a Maoist camp, the SF personnel carried out a combing operation in the Satokoshia forest near Narsinghpur area under Athagarh sub-division in Cuttack District of Odisha. One platoon each from CRPF and DVF were engaged in the combing operation, informed DGP, Rajendra Prasad Sharma, adding, one more CRPF platoon would join the operation. It is suspected around 20- 25 Maoists held a camp and were conducting meetings in the Narasinghpur area. Notably, Maoists have a significant presence in some interior Districts including Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Nayagarh etc, but their move towards to costal area of the State is a great cause of concern for the State Government.

Non-Violent
October 19 Bihar

Road construction Minister Nand Kishore Yadav said the Centre has approved construction of 49 roads in five Maoist-hit Districts of Bihar. "The total length of roads will be 835 km and the estimated cost will be Rs 1,584 crore," Nand Kishore said, adding, "The Centre will give Rs 821 crore while the state will provide the rest." After the construction of these roads commuting would become safer in Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Aurangabad, Jamui and Banka. The Minister said six roads will be constructed in Aurangabad, 5 in Banka, 9 in Gaya, 6 in Jamui and 23 in Muzaffarpur. The department has been asked to complete tender process in two months and complete the roads within a year.

Non-Violent
October 20 Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

At least four vehicles and a railway-track laying machine were set ablaze allegedly by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident happened around 7:30 pm near Kamaloor railway station, where track-laying work was underway on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route, a Police official said. Around two dozen armed Maoists reached the construction site and torched the vehicles and the track-laying machine and fled after the incident.

Violent
October 20 India

Two top CPI-Maoist leaders in Bihar and Jharkhand who boast of fighting for the cause of marginalised sections of the society are millionaires and their family members lead a lavish life with the extortion money collected by cadres, according to an intelligence report prepared by the STF of Bihar Police. The report which has been submitted to the ED, says that children of top Maoists Sandeep Yadav and Pradyuman Sharma, who are active in Bihar and Jharkhand, study in prestigious colleges, own sports bikes and travel by air. Sandeep, who is in charge of BJSAC, is wanted in 88 cases and carries a reward of INR 5 lakh on his head. His brother Dhanik Lal is also a Maoist. Pradyuman is wanted in 51 cases and carries a reward of INR 50,000. He is also a member of the special area committee.

Non-Violent

October 20

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal man, Made Babu Rao (45), in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The Maoists allegedly abducted the tribal man, suspecting him to be a ‘police informer’, on October 19 from Kandulnar village, located around 450 kilometres from State capital Raipur. Though no complaint was lodged about his abduction, the matter came to light on October 22 when some villagers informed the Police that Rao was allegedly murdered in the night of October 20 by the Maoists after they (Maoists) held a ‘jan adalat’ in a forest near Kandulnar, Bijapur’s ASP, Mohit Garg said. The Police recovered the dead body from the forest in the evening of October 22, the ASP further said “As per preliminary reports, the Naxals beat up Rao with sticks after tying his hands while branding him as a police informer at the jan adalat.”

Violent

October 21 Kandhamal District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Mohan Majhi, of Lahidi village at Lahidi village near Gumudumaha in Kandhamal District of Odisha. CPI-Maoist observed a bandh in five Districts (Rayagada, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Ganjam and Gajapati) of the State. Demanding immediate arrest of the accused in gang rape of a minor in Kunduli, a check on violence against tribal women and solution to Mahanadi water row, the BGN division of the CPI-Maoist called for the bandh. Vehicular movement was affected in the five districts due to the bandh, report said.

Violent

October 21

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Palamu Administration and Police has put an embargo on the plots of land of ‘sub zonal commander’ of CPI-Maoist, Kundan Yadav alias Brahamdeo Yadav of Manatu, whose prime plot of land bought in Chak and Adourya villages of Daltonganj town in Palamu District of Jharkhand. DSP, Heeralal Ravi said the administration has put an embargo on the plots of land of the Maoist whose kin in whose names this Maoist has bought land now cannot sell, cannot construct any kaccha or pucca building or structure nor they can do any agricultural activities. The DSP further said the total value of these plots of land in Daltonganj and in Manatu’s two villages account for more than INR 2.2 million.

Non-Violent

October 22 Malkangiri District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist cadres gunned down an alleged 'Police informer' who they also suspected of ferrying ration for SFs deployed in the "cut-off" area of Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The victim identified as Sama Pangi was shot dead by a group of Maoists near Spillway Ghat of Balimela reservoir in Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri. Around 10 Maoists came to the ghat on a motorboat and shot Pangi, a native of Janti village, from point-blank range. The Maoists also suspected Pangi of being a 'Police informer' and had attacked him two years ago. But he had survived that attack. Following the attack, he had left his native village and was staying at Pilobai in Chitrakonda area and had sought protection from District Police. Pangi made a living by selling food items near the Spillway Ghat.

Violent

October 23

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists were arrested near Badegudra village under Kuakonda Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Dantewada ASP, Gorakhnath Baghel said the arrestees were identified as Baman Mandavi (27), Sannu Kawasi (30), Joga Kartami (35) and Ayta Madvi (30), all active as ‘jan militia’ members. They were allegedly involved in setting ablaze vehicles engaged in bridge construction works and transportation in the area in the past, the ASP further said.

Non-Violent

October 23

Palamu District of Jharkhand

A ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Buddhan Miyan alias Bhola ji was arrested and jailed in Palamu District of Jharkhand, stated SP, Indrajeet Mahatha. Palamu Police, CRPF, made a combined effort led by ASP, operations, Arun K Singh, to track Buddhan Miyan down when he was going to Dalee village under Patan tehsil. He was remanded in judicial custody on October 24. Buddhan Miyan, who worked in the squad of Vyas ji a top Maoist, has 11 cases against him and he carries a reward of INR One million. The SP further said this Buddhan Miyan whose father is Rehman Miyan of Saraideeh village under Naudeeha Bazar Police Station went to Panipat also to eke out his living when he fell apart from CPI-Maoist. According to SP this Buddhan Miyan had had his arms and explosives training in the jungle of Tarchua in Bihar in 1998. Buddhan Miyan was jailed first in 2005 and after two years he came out and indulged in heinous crimes against police. There was a warrant of arrest pending against him since 2013 and he was walking down free.

Non-Violent

October 24

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

SFs busted a Maoist ammunition dump located in Ghodapath Hill under Gatapar Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh and recovered a cache of material used for manufacturing and repairing firearms. The seizure comprised a lathe cutting machine, a drill machine, butts of SLR rifles, SLR trigger guards, a charger, a vernier calliper, some iron-made weapons, Maoist literature and camping materials. SFs reportedly have intensified their operations since the last few months on inputs that Maoists have been trying to expand their base in the tri-junction forests in Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh), Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh, MP) and Gondia (Maharashtra). On October 17, a base camp was set up in Malaida on Chhattisgarh-MP border where a joint team of the ITBP, STF, Rajnandgaon Police and the Hawk Force from Balaghat has been stationed, Rajnandgaon SP Prashant Agrawal said. Besides carrying out extensive search operations in the region, the SFs have also been holding meetings with villagers on both sides of the border and asking them to refrain from extending any kind of assistance to Maoists, he added.

Non-Violent

October 25

Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh

Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, carrying cash rewards, were killed in an encounter with the SFs in the forest of Kopenkadka village under Khadgaon Police Station Limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh. The SFs had launched an anti-Maoist operation in the interiors of Manpur, around 200 kilometres away from the state capital, Raipur. When the patrol team was advancing through the forests of Kopenkadka, it came under heavy fire that led to a gunbattle between the two sides. However, the Maoists soon escaped into the deep forest on finding security personnel zeroing on them, said Rajnandgaon SP, Prashant Agrawal. During a search, bodies of three Maoists along with three automatic weapons one AK 47 rifle, one INSAS rifle and one SLR rifle were recovered from the spot, he added. Those killed were identified as Mahesh, an ‘area committee member (ACM)’, Rakesh, ACM and Pallemadi ‘LOS commander’ and Ranjit, Pallemadi ‘LOS deputy commander’ said the SP, adding that they were carrying rewards of INR 500,000, INR 500,000 and INR 300,000, respectively. They all hailed from Bastar region of the state and more details are awaited, he added.

Violent

October 25

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

Maoists-triggered an IED blast near a weekly market in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. A team of SFs was patrolling the area to provide security at a weekly market at Manjhipara in Orchha village when the IED went off a little distance ahead. Nobody was injured. One of the three Maoists who fled into jungle after detonating the IED was arrested later, Narayanpur SP Santosh Singh said.  His questioning led to recovery of another IED from the spot, the officer said.

Violent

October 25

Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu

Roopesh, Shyna, Anoop Mathew, Veeramani and Kannan, the five cadres arrested on charges of CPI-Maoist activities in 2015, were produced before the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu and Principal Sessions Court on October 25, reports The Hindu. Principal District Judge R. Pongiyappan posted next hearing in the case on November 8.

Non-Violent

October 26

Malkangiri and Koraput Districts of Odisha

The State Government is intensifying its drive against CPI-Maoist with focus on joint operations by Police and Central Forces in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts of Odisha, which are considered to be the Maoist strongholds. DGP, R.P. Sharma, reviewed anti-Maoist operations, during his first visit to Malkangiri and Koraput since taking charge as the State Police Chief. "Our emphasis will be on joint operations and better co-ordination between the forces," said Sharma, who visited a BSF camp at Badapada in the "cut-off" area of Malkangiri District. He also had a look at the ongoing work on the Gurupriya Bridge that would connect the six gram panchayats in the "cut-off" area located across the Balimela reservoir with the District's mainland. DGP, Sharma's visit comes in the wake of attacks by the Maoists on boats ferrying ration for the SFs stationed in the "cut-off" belt. On October 15, the Maoists had looted a boat carrying provisions for the BSF jawans. On October 22, the Maoists in Malkangiri gunned down an alleged ‘Police informer’ who, they suspected, was ferrying ration for the SFs. Sama Pangi was shot dead near the reservoir's spillway ghat in the Chitrakonda area. Following attacks by the Maoists on boats carrying provisions for SFs, Malkangiri Police had decided to use helicopters for the purpose. The helicopters, according to DGP, Sharma, will be used for anti-Maoist operations.

Non-Violent

October 27

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The Razole Police arrested three members of a five-member gang, two of them former members of the CPI-Maoist, on the charges of possessing unlawful weapons, and resorting to abduction, extortion, and robbery in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The arrestees are identified as Sagiraju Appala Trinadha Varma (35), a native of I. Polavaram in East Godavari District and resident of Srinagar Colony in Hyderabad, Karla Raji Reddy (54), of Vattipalli village in Siddipeta District of Telangana and Isthari Venu Madhav (48), of Kadavandi village in Janagam District of Telangana, both former members of the Giraipalli dalam and Palakurthi dalam of the CPI-Maoist. Two pistols, 18 rounds of cartridges seized from their possession. The Police were yet to arrest Mani Kumar and Ratnakumar.

Non-Violent

October 27

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The Maoists damaged a slurry pipeline belonging to Essar Steel near Gunthabeda forest under Chitrakonda Police limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The pipeline was constructed by Essar Steel to transport iron ore from the Bailadila iron ore mines in the slurry form to its pelletisation plant in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Violent

October 27

Salem District of Tamil Nadu

One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bhagat Singh (32), who is on the run for five years, surrendered before the SP, P. Rajan in Salem District of Tamil Nadu. Bhagat, a resident of Singarapettai in Uthangarai in Krishnagiri District, was one of the 32 Maoists arrested by the Q branch of Tamil Nadu Police for undergoing arms training in the forests of Oothankarai in 2002. 

Non-Violent

October 28

Balangir District of Odisha

An exchange of fire took place between the CPI-Maoist cadres and SFs in the Chandili forests at Lathor in Balangir District of Odisha. Acting on a tipoff, a joint team of the DVF and the CRPF conducted raids in the forest area to trace the Maoists’ hideout, however, on spotting the SFs, the Maoists first opened fire and in retaliation the SF personnel fired back, following which the Maoists fled from the spot. “Our operation is still on but we have been able to bust the hideout and seized few ammunition including a live grenade with detonator. We are trying to ascertain whether there have been any casualties or not,” said SP, K. Subramani. One live grenade, five kit bags, 12 containers and other articles have been recovered from the camp that was busted.

Violent

October 29

Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG trooper was injured when an IED, planted by CPI-Maoist cadres, went off in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the forest near Telam-Tetam village under Katekalyan Police Station limits when a joint team of state's DRG and local Police was out on an anti-Maoist operation, a Police official said. When the patrolling team was on a dirt track in the Letam Tetam forest, around 400 kilometres away from State capital, Raipur, the DRG jawan inadvertently stepped on the IED, leading to a blast.

Violent

October 30

Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana

Two Chhattisgarh-based Maoists, including a senior cadre of the rank of the ‘district committee member’ of the CRC-II, surrendered before the Police in the presence of ASP, Sunil Dutt in Bhadrachalam in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. Police said Doddi Nandu (27), company ‘platoon commander’, and Sodi Muke (25), a member of the CRC-II based in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, gave themselves up before the ASP following persistent efforts by the Police through their family members to convince them to join the mainstream. Nandu hails from Gottodu village of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. Sodi Muke belongs to Chennapuram in Charla mandal of Bhadrachalam division in ‎Bhadradri Kothagudem District. Nandu was enrolled into the CPI-Maoist Balala Sangham when he was ten years old, and Sodi Muke joined the outlawed outfit as militia member in 2011, the Police said.

Non-Violent

October 31

Sheohar District of Bihar

Sixteen former CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before senior officials of the Police and SSB in Sheohar District of Bihar. Fourteen of them were earlier active in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Sheohar District while the other two were residents of neighbouring Sitamarhi District. They all faced charges of involvement in attacks on security personnel and for inciting people against the Police. None of them deposited any firearms.

Non-Violent

October 31

Gaya District of Bihar

Maheshi Yadav, a Maoist and self-proclaimed former ‘zonal commander’ of Morhar Nilanjan sub-zone who carried a reward of INR 50,000 on his head, surrendered in Barachatti area in Gaya District of Bihar. He was wanted in 12 cases.

Non-Violent

October 31

Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana

A ‘deputy commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kondagorla Ravinder alias Vinod (25) surrendered to the Police at Eturnagaram in Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana. Ravinder, a resident of Bore Narsapur, Mangapet mandal, working as ‘deputy commander’ of Eturnagaram-Mahadevpur Area Committee and member of JMPW Area Committee, previously known as KKW, studied up to fifth class and worked in a printing press from 2009 to 2012, carrying a cash reward of INR 400,000 on his head, surrendered with a weapon. Ravinder was involved in burning of mini transport vehicles on the outskirts of Duddeda village in Chhattisgarh in 2014, setting on fire the vehicles of road contractor at Tekulagdudem in 2015. He was involved in exchange of fire at Bottentang in 2016, and also in attack on CRPF personnel at Burkapad in 2017. Ravinder went underground in 2013 and worked in Illandu-Narsamapet Area Committee from 2013 to 2015. During the period of 2015-2016, he worked as guard to Apachi Narayana alias Ramesh, member of Maoist Party Production Team (Weapon team) and was trained in weapons production. Later he was promoted as ‘deputy commander’ of Mahadevpur-Eturnagaram Area Committee and was allowed to carry SLR weapon.

Non-Violent

October 31

Malkangiri District of Odisha

SFs engaged in anti-CPI-Maoist operations in Malkangiri and its adjoining areas are gearing up to prevent the entry of Maoists from the neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh into Malkangiri District of Odisha. Stopping infiltration of the Maoists from the neighbouring States has become imperative in view of recent attacks on boats carrying provisions for SFs deployed in the "cut-off" area of Malkangiri that shares a border with the Maoist-hit areas of Chhattisgarh. Sources said the boat attacks were taking place at the behest of Maoist leaders directing Maoist operations in Malkangiri from across the border.

Non-Violent

November 1

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Four cadres of Galikonda dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Korra Balaram alias Chitri (28), Korra Sathi alias Barasu alias Ko-Ko (30), both ‘section commanders’, Pangi Ganesh alias Gaddar (26) and Dippala Venkat Rao (27), both dalam members, surrendered before SP, Rahul Dev Sharma in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. All of the four cadres belonged to Pedapadu village of G.K. Veedhi in Visakhapatnam Agency and carried a reward of INR 100,000 each on their heads. They have cited disillusionment with the ideology and family pressures among the reasons for their surrender. “The Maoists had been in the dalam for the last seven to 10 years and have a number of cases against them. Korra Balaram who joined the dalam in 2009, has 10 cases against him, including three murders. Balaram was involved in the murder of Vanthala Malathi at Kothapalem in 2009, elimination of three villagers at Saagulu near Lakkavaram in 2013 and the murder of businessman Makkali Satyanarayana at Kumkumpudi last year,” SP, Rahul Dev Sharma said.

Non-Violent

November 1

Andhra Pradesh

Only 10 hardcore Maoist leaders are left in north coastal Andhra Pradesh and close to AOB zone and each must be having eight to 10 followers, according to SP, Rahul Dev Sharma. “After suffering a heavy blow in the last year’s Baliguda encounter, they are trying to regroup and strengthen their base. Dwindling funds and frequent surrenders have weakened them in the region,” he was saying while producing four Maoists who surrendered to the Police before media.

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November 1

East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh

The Chintooru Police arrested Gundi Chalapathi (34), who joined the CPI-Maoist in 2014 and presently working as supply committee member and supplying diesel, electrical wire bundles and medicines to the Maoists from Chintooru mandal in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. SP, Vishal Gunni, charged Chalapathi with transaction banned currency notes worth INR 2.5 million with the help of middlemen and handed over the valid currency to Maoists during the demonetisation period. He said that following a tip-off, the Etapaka Police conducted a vehicle check at Kannayigudem and arrested Chalapathi on suspicion. During the questioning, he confessed to his offence to the Police.

Non-Violent

November 1

Begusarai District of Bihar

A STF team seized 260 live cartridges of SLR meant for supply to SFs from NH-31 near Srichandrapur village under Sahebpur Kamal Police Station area in Begusarai District of Bihar. Three arms smugglers, Manchan Yadav (42), Arvind Mandal (45) and his son Bhrigu Mandal (22), were arrested with the ammunition, a bike, three cell phones and INR 5000. However, Shushil Singh, who had handed over the cartridges to the trio, managed to escape. SHO of the Sahebpur Kamal Police Station, Rajesh Kumar Yadav said the cartridges were manufactured at Indian Ordinance Factory and are supplied only to SFs. "Shushil had brought them from Odisha. It will be known only after his arrest that how he got the cartridges," Yadav said adding that the consignment might have been sold to the CPI-Maoist. He further said Manchan used to purchase the smuggled cartridges at INR 300 per piece and later sold it to Arvind for INR 350. "Arvind used to sell them to Maoists for INR 400 per piece," the SHO said and added that in 2015, Shushil and Manchan were arrested from Begusarai with more than 250 cartridges of INSAS assault rifle.

Violent

November 1

India

Intelligence agencies reports that the CPI-Maoist, despite recent reverses, are regrouping and looking to expand their presence to areas beyond the so-called ‘Red Corridor’. According to intelligence reports, the Maoists are now expanding their base beyond their usual bastion of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar District to the tri-junction of MMC in order to support their existing strongholds in Sukma and Dantewada Districts. The report also reveals that under the Odisha State Committee (OSC) of the Maoists, Rayagada, Kandhamal and Kalahandi Districts in Odisha are also emerging as hotbeds of Naxal activity, with the “absence of road infrastructure in these regions aiding the Naxals.” The AOB region, the report stated, is also seen by Naxals as a safe corridor between the Dandakaranya region in Chhattisgarh (areas such as Sukma and Dantewada) and the forests of Jharkhand. “The planning of Maoists is to build a new battlefield in the MMC tri-junction area with an aim to create a new guerrilla zone. They discussed the need to expand their battle zone towards the north and then the east to create a corridor with their old battle zones of Odisha and Jharkhand,” the intelligence report states.

Non-Violent

November 1

India

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the CPI-Maoist to give up violence and join the democratic process by fighting polls to serve the people. “If you have faith in your ideals, come and contest polls. Give up violence”, the Vice President exhorted Maoists in his address while inaugurating a five-day glittering ‘Rajyotsava 2017’ function at smart city Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh. “Give up your illusion. Believe in democracy’, he told Maoists who have significant presence in State’s forested patches in Bastar. Naidu said that Maoists will not gain anything by disrupting developmental processes and by demolishing hospitals and schools. “They need to shun violence and join the mainstream of development.”

Non-Violent

November 1

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand

District Police and CRPF arrested top CPI-Maoist leader, Motilal Soren alias Sandeep, a 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist, carrying prize money of INR five million and wanted by Jharkhand and Odisha Police, from near a field in Latarkundrijhor village under Jetia Police Station in Saranda forest under Gua block in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. SP, Anish Gupta confirmed the arrest at Chaibasa Police headquarters and said, “We acted on a tip-off that the Maoist leader was coming to Jetia to watch a football match. We had spread our team and deputed our sources. On getting information, a joint team of CRPF and District Police entered the field in the village. We could see a man sitting in a hut and watching the match. Our informers helped us in identifying him as the Maoist. He tried to escape but was caught. We recovered a loaded pistol and two highly explosives bombs from his possession.” Motilal Soren (48), a resident of Giridih had a prize money of INR 2.5 million each from both State and Odisha Police and was amongst the ‘most wanted’ Maoists in the Police list after leading Chaibasa jail break in December 2014 (in which 13 Maoists had escaped).

Non-Violent

November 1

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres have allegedly abducted four youths of Badadenguni village under Muniguda block in Rayagada District of Odisha. The abducted have been identified as Bali Karkaria, Hara Takri, Chela Karkaria and Nepal Takri, informed Rayagada SP, Rahul PR, adding, the role of Maoists is not confirmed behind the missing of youths, however, cadres of BGN division were active in the area. Though the exact reason behind the abduction is yet to be ascertained, the locals suspected that the Maoists might have abducted the youths citing as ‘Police informers’.

Violent

November 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

The Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Kartam Hunga and Podiya Masa, are experts in bomb-making, within Awapalli Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The Bijapur Police, in a press statement, said, “The Additional Superintendent of Police [Bijapur] Mohit Garg led a joint team of the DRG and the CoBRA in an anti-Maoist operation in Hamrah, Murduda, Vayguda and Chatalpalli areas of Bijapur. When the team was returning through Chatalpalli forest road two youths were seen digging the road.” The members of the team found the behaviour of the youths suspicious. When the SFs approached the youths, they ran away. The team then cordoned off the area and arrested both of them. The statement said, “One of them was carrying a tiffin bomb and a long wire. A nylon rope, pressure mechanism and electric wire were recovered from them along with batteries.” The statement added, “Both of them confessed that they were planting bombs to target the police parties. They were produced before a court in Bijapur on Thursday.”

Non-Violent

November 2

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

An alleged Maoist member was arrested by SFs at Basaguda in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The Bijapur Police said, Midium Kanna alias Fulla (36), was wanted in cases under the Arms Act. He had warrants pending against him in Basaguda Police Station.

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November 2

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist has released all four residents of Badadenguni village in Rayagada District of Odisha, after keeping them in captivity for four days, since their abduction on October 29. The abductees identified as Bali Karkaria, Hara Takri, Chela Karkaria and Nepal Takri were reportedly released after intervention of two interlocutors from the village. While the exact reason of the abduction of the villagers is yet to be confirmed by Police, it suspects that they could have been captured by the Maoists on suspicion of being ‘Police informers’. Notably, at least 10 armed Maoists of BGN division of the CPI-Maoist raided the village in the night of October 29, and took the four with them.

Non-Violent

November 3

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

A DRG trooper, identified as Mohit Patel, was killed in an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest of Binagunda village under Chhote Bethiya Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place when a joint team of DRG and local Police was out on a search operation; it came under heavy fire from a group of ultras leading to the gun-battle between the two sides at Binagunda forest. However, Maoists soon escaped from the spot on finding security personnel zeroing in on them, a Police official said.

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November 3

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, including a woman, were arrested following an encounter between SFs and Maoists in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres were arrested from Mirtoor Police Station area when a joint team of SFs was out on a search operation, a local Police official said. When the patrolling team reached between Madpal and Tamodi it came under fire from a group of Maoists following which the encounter broke out, and after the firing stopped, four Maoists, including a woman, were arrested while they were trying to flee from the spot, he said. Of them, the woman cadre was identified as Lakkhe (26) who was active as a member of military platoon no 13 under Bhairamgarh area committee of Maoists, the officer said, adding, that a muzzle loading gun was also recovered from her possession. The remaining cadres were identified as Moti Vetti (26), a ‘Jan Militia commander’, Bijju Telam (19) and Gutta Madkam (22), both Jan Militia members, he said.

Violent

November 3

Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with the Gadchiroli Police in Bhamragadh tehsil in the Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra on October 2, according to a press release issued by the Police. “An encounter ensued between the police and the Naxals in the forest near Kothi village in Bhamragadh tehsil close to the border of Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on October 2 between 4.30 and 5,00 pm. The Naxalites fled after the police built intense pressure through retaliatory firing. A search of the spot after the incident revealed the body of a Naxalite, whose identity is yet to be established,” the press note said. It also added, “The search also revealed one SLR gun, one air gun, a mobile phone, blasting material and Naxal literature.”

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November 3

Wayanad District of Kerala

A six-member armed group, suspected to be CPI-Maoist cadres, threatened a shopkeeper at gunpoint at his house in Wayanad District of Kerala. The Police said the group in green uniform reached the house of Moideen of Melmuriyil Kodiyadan, who runs a small provision store at Pozhuthana under the Vythiri Police Station limits, around 1 a.m. The team threatened Moideen at gunpoint and asked him to provide them food. When he tried to call his family members, the armed men forbade him to do so. Later, they took him to his shop beside the house and took away provisions such as tea dust, rusk, biscuits, bun, and sugar, the Police said. The team left to the nearby Kurichyarmala forest after spending nearly one hour in the area, the Police said.

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November 4

Chhattisgarh

The Centre will provide INR 7 billion for the development of CPI-Maoist-affected Districts of Chhattisgarh. The funds will be provided in the next three years under the SCA scheme. A meeting, presided over by UHM Rajnath Singh, was held in New Delhi on November 3, to review development works and security operations in Maoist-affected regions of the State. During the meeting, it was decided that more emphasis should be given on finding effective ways to provide maximum benefits of road and telephone connectivity and other public welfare schemes to beneficiaries.

Non-Violent

November 4

Rayagada District of Odisha

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze nine vehicles kept in the contractor’s camp at Narengtola in Melakajoba village under Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada District of Odisha, to protest the construction of a road in the region. According to reports, eight masked Maoists stormed into the camp, threatened the workers to leave the place and set ablaze the vehicles, including four tractors, four motorcycles, one Bolero SUV and a JCB. The Maoists committed the act as they were reportedly protesting the Gunduriguda-Lakhapadar road work under PMGSY.

Violent

November 5

Balangir District of Odisha

One SOG trooper was injured by CPI-Maoist cadres in combing operation in Mahakhanda forest in Kantabanji in Balangir District of Odisha. The Maoists attacked the SOG team while they were going from a combing operation in the region. There was an exchange of fire in which the trooper, identified as Chandrabhanu Bhoi, was hit by a bullet in the stomach.

Violent

November 5

Malkangiri District of Odisha

The AOBSZC of the CPI-Maoist claimed responsibility for the hijacking of a boat laden with ration for BSF personnel near Totapadar in the “cut-off” region of the Malkangiri District of Odisha. In a letter, the Maoists have mentioned that the loot was to protest the Andhra Pradesh Police’s arrest of three innocent villagers from Andarapalli Panchayat in the District in the name of Maoist cadres. Earlier, the Police used to stand by the people in difficult times, but now have changed their attitude and are least bothered about the villagers’ plight, alleged the Maoists in the letter.

Non-Violent

November 5

Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana

Several posters extolling the Russian Revolution of 1917 have appeared in the name of CPI-Maoist along the Charla-Pusuguppa main road at Pujarigudem village in Charla Mandal of Bhadrachalam Agency in Bhadradri-Kothagudem District of Telangana. The posters, purportedly put up by the Maoists, contained slogans urging people to participate in the week-long centenary celebrations of the Russian Revolution from November 7-13 across the State, sources said.

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November 6

Sheohar District of Bihar

The Police arrested four CPI-Maoist imposters, including a businessman, on the charge of carrying out extortion in Sheohar District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, a Police team led by Sheohar SDPO, Pritish Kumar raided a garments shop at Babali Chowk in the District headquarters town and arrested Devendra Ram alias Dev. They also seized copies of extortion letters sent to businessmen, brick kiln owners and other professionals. Devendra, Police said, was the kingpin of the group that operated in the garb of Maoists. During interrogation, Devendra admitted he had sent threat letters to three businessmen - Pintu Tiwary, Reza Ahmad and Bechan Kumar - demanding extortion. Four of his associates are residents of East Champaran and the others to Sheohar and Sitamarhi Districts.

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November 6

Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana

Two powerful landmines placed under a culvert by the CPI-Maoist cadres, were unearthed by the Police near Abbaigudem village in Venkatapur mandal on the highway towards Bhadrachalam in Jayashankar Bhupalpally District of Telangana. According to information, each landmine weighing 500 kilograms and some gelatine sticks were planted by the Maoists near Abbaigudem village near Morlonigudem Gram Panchayat. Police found electric wire of 2.5-kilometres length meant for detonating the landmines. Two days ago, the Maoists had left some pamphlets at the same place.

Non-Violent

November 7

Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh

At least six cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman cadre, were killed by the SFs in two simultaneous encounters that took place in the Abujhmadh area in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. When the operations were undergoing near Dhurbeda in the morning, the SFs came under heavy fire from a group of armed Maoists, leading to strong retaliation by the SFs. After the encounter stopped, the SFs recovered a body of a woman Maoist along with weapons. Later in the afternoon, five Maoists were killed in another exchange of fire between SFs and Maoists near Pinka village. Two .303 rifle, five .315 bore rifles, one 12 bore gun and one pistol were recovered by the SFs in the two encounters. ADGP, Anti-Naxal Operations, Durgesh Madhav Awasthi said, five Maoists were gunned down during an encounter at Pinka village, the woman Maoist was eliminated also in another encounter at Dhurbeda forests, both under restive Narayanpur District. Awasthi further informed the media persons that the SFs recovered nine weapons, including two .303 rifles and large number of Naxal materials and literatures during both these operations. Both the operations were taken place in the interiors of Abujhmadh area, considered Maoist hotbed, he added. The identity of the killed Maoists were yet to be established as the operation is sill still underway in the region and will conclude by tomorrow, he said.

Violent

November 7

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A large number of Maoists' posters were found pasted at Saria area, Chichaki Railway gate, hotel, Chirua water tank, and other villages of Saria block in Giridih District of Jharkhand. The posters in red ink appealed to locals to dethrone the local operation of “green-hunt” as well as Raghubar Das Government as it supports capitalism. The Maoists also raised voice against the domicile policy of the Government in the poster. They asked the villagers to get united against the “Operation Green Hunt” in which Police have been killing innocent villagers, they also appealed to the local people to organise Kranti Diwas. Saria SDPO, Deepak Kumar Verma said that Police have removed the posters which were pasted to instill fear among the residents. The Maoists have lost their domination here, he said. "We have intensified raids in the areas to nab the Maoists," added the SDPO.

Non-Violent

November 7

Koraput District of Odisha

CPI-Maoist posters resurfaced in Narayanpatna of Koraput District of Odisha, with the Maoist cadres appealing people to participate in the week-long centenary celebrations of the Russian Revolution from November 7-13 across the State. The posters have been put up by Koraput-Srikakulam division of the CPI-Maoist at various places in Narayanpatna. They have called upon people to draw inspiration from Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution dating back to 1917 and strive to achieve the New Democratic Revolution in India. The rebel outfit has also asked all organised and unorganised labourers to launch a powerful agitation demanding eight hours work, minimum wages, social security and labour law. The posters also urged the people to protest the false arrests and encounters of people by the Police under the Naveen Patnaik Government. Similar posters were also found in Bandhugaon block of the District on November 3.

Non-Violent

November 8

Bastar District of Chhattisgarh

Two RPF jawans were attacked by a gang of suspected CPI-Maoist cadres at the Bacheli Railway station in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh. According to reports, both the jawans were found with their throats slit. While one jawan succumbed at the station, another was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition is said to be very critical. Police said that they suspect the hand of Maoists behind this heinous act.

Violent

November 8

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A jawan of the STF was injured in an encounter with the Maoists in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The skirmish took place in the morning in a forest in Regargatta village of Sukma when a joint team of personnel from different SFs was out in an anti-Maoist operation. The composite squad of STF, DRG and District Force was passing through the forest in Regargatta, when the SFs came under heavy fire from a group of Maoists, leading to an exchange of fire between the two sides. The Maoists, however, soon escaped into the dense forest and a constable of the STF sustained bullet injury in the incident.

Violent

November 8

Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand

A wanted CPI-Maoist cadre, Lakhinder Patar, was arrested during a joint combing operation by Seraikela-Kharsawan District Police and 196 battalion of CRPF from Bada Bandi village in Kuchai block of Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand. Seraikela-Kharsawan SP, Chandan Kumar Sinha, said that acting on a tip-off, the joint combing operation was carried in the forest area of Bada Bandi village. The Police said the team managed to arrest the Maoist cadre who identified himself as the aide to ‘zonal commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, Maharaj Pramanik. Lakhinder was wanted in connection with several murder and loot cases.

Non-Violent

November 9

Sukma District of Chhattisgarh

A huge cache of explosives, including detonators and gelatin sticks, has been recovered from separate CPI-Maoist hideouts in the forests in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, during Operation Prahaar-2. The seizure included a tiffin bomb, 60 detonators, 50 gelatin rods, one grenade headed arrow, 500 grams of explosive powder, 3 kg gun powder, a couple of batteries and switches, one bundle cordex wire, splinters, three cameras flash, few live cartridges of SLR and a 12 bore gun, besides Maoist material, medicines and commodities of daily use. "Separate teams of security personnel were engaged in gun battles with naxals at three places on November 7 during the operation. No harm was reported to forces in the exchange-of-fire," DIG (Dantewada range), Sundarraj P said.

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November 10

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three lower rung CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint search operation in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The cadres – Uika Joga (24), Madkam Somdu (21) and Kujnam Bodda (40) – were arrested from the forests of Bugdicheru village under Basaguda Police Station limits, Bijapur ASP, Mohit Garg said. The three cadres were allegedly involved in Naxal-related incidents of attempt to murder, riots, the ASP said.

Non-Violent

November 10

Bastar division of Chhattisgarh

SFs arrested twelve CPI-Maoists cadres from different districts of Bastar division of Chhattisgarh in the past twenty-four hours. SFs arrested eight Maoists in Kharagupa region from Sukma District. SFs arrested three Maoists from the Bacheili area of Dantewada District. Police arrested a Maoist in Bijapur District.

Non-Violent

November 10

Latehar District of Jharkhand

Four CRPF personnel were injured in a landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Latu village in Latehar District of Jharkhand. "Four of our police personnel have been injured after a land mine was triggered while a patrolling party was walking through the Latu jungles during the ongoing anti-Maoist operation in the area," said Latehar SP, Dhananjay Kumar. The SP further informed that a joint team of State Police and CRPF were out for anti-Maoist operation and as soon as they reached near Latu village at 2:15 pm, Maoists triggered a land mine leaving four jawans injured. He also said that intensive search operation has been launched in the area to trace the culprits out. The CRPF personnel who got injured in the land mine blast were identified as Deputy Commandant HL Gangte, Radio Operator Nitish Pandey, Constable Deepak Singh and Gopaljee Yadav.

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November 10

Mahabubabad District of Telangana

Six armed Naxalites of the CPI-ML New Democracy were arrested by the Police in Mahabubabad District of Telangana. SP, N Koti Reddy said a SLR, a Springfield rifle, a, 8 MM rifle, a .303 single shot rifle, and one 9MM pistol were recovered along with 53 live rounds of ammunition. The arrested Naxalites were identified as Kothaguda ‘dalam area commander’ J Sammaiah alias Jampanna, Gangaram ‘dalam area commander’ S Papa Rao alias Pradeep, ‘dalam member's’ G Kranthi Kumar alias KK, B Vinod alias Samba Rao, N Ashok alias Veeraswamy, and M Karnakar.

Non-Violent

November 12

Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the SFs in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. Three weapons, including one INSAS assault rifle, and IEDs were recovered from the encounter site. The encounter took place near Mankeli village under the Bijapur Police Station limits when a joint team of the STF and the DRG was on an anti-Maoist operation, DIG, Dantewada range, Sundarraj P said. After a brief exchange of fire, the Maoists escaped into the core area of the forests. During a search operation of the encounter site, bodies of three Maoists were recovered and their identities are yet to be ascertained.

Violent

November 12

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Kushal Munda was arrested from Murhu Police Station area of Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

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November 12

Giridih District of Jharkhand

A Maoist cadre identified as Chhotu Besra was arrested from his residence at Chatra village in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

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November 13

Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh

Five CPI-Maoist militia members of the Galikonda and Korukonda area committees of the CPI-Maoist in Visakhapatnam Agency surrendered before the SP, Rahul Dev Sharma in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. The surrendered militia members were Gemeli Ramesh (18), Musiri Appalanaidu (20) and Musiri Ramakrishna (20), hailing from Nallabelli area in Koyyuru mandal of Galikonda area committee. They allegedly extended logistics support to the Maoists, put up Maoist posters and were involved in a few other offences. They reportedly joined the outfit around three years ago. The two others were Killo Bangru (28) and Gemeli Venkateswara Rao (29), hailing from Chintapalli mandal. The duo was allegedly involved in the offences which include the killing of home guard Sheikh Valli by planting and triggering a landmine in the AOB area close to Ramaraopalem in Annavaram Police Station limits in Visakhapatnam Agency this year.

Non-Violent

November 13

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Two troopers of CoBRA were injured in an IED blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The incident took place in the Chitrakonda forest when the joint SFs including Odisha Police and CoBRA were on sanitization operation. According to sources, a joint operation was launched on early hours of November 13, after Odisha Police received intelligence inputs regarding Naxal leaders from various zones gathering at Chitrakonda forest area, to corner the Maoists.

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November 14

Malkangiri District of Odisha

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres triggered blasts of a slurry pipeline, belonging to Essar Steel, near Chinitalguna village at Chitrakonda block in Malkangiri District of Odisha. According to reports received here from the company sources, the Maoists blasted portions of the pipeline in at least three spots by using landmine explosives. The damaged points are located 500 metres from one end to the other. The blasts caused considerable damage to the pipeline, which is stretched across the Bailadila mines area of Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh to its steel plant in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

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November 15

Kanker District of Chhattisgarh

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Ajit Poddar of Paralkot village, after branding him as a ‘Police informer’ in the Paralkot village under Pakhanjore Tehsil in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. At least 30 armed Maoists barged into the victim’s house late night and dragged him out of his home. Later they took him to a village road bordering Malkangiri District of Odisha and shot dead. Maoists also left a few posters on the spot which read, Ajit had been cautioned against becoming police informers on two occasions earlier—once on July 25 and then on November 15—this year. As the deceased didn’t pay heed to the warning, he was eliminated.

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November 16

Latehar District of Jharkhand

At least eight SF personnel of the CRPF and the Jharkhand Police sustained injuries in an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres, during which the latter exploded several IED in Burha Pahar area in Latehar District of Jharkhand. According to the Police, around 2.15 pm, it was during the search and combing operations that Maoists exploded several land mines, following which there was fierce exchange between the SF personnel and the Maoists. “At least six personnel of CRPF and one each of