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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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