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India Timeline - Year 2014

Date

Incidents

January 1

A tribal village priest, identified as Irma Kabasi (45), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Supalu village near Poteru in the Kalimela area of Malkangiri District.

BSF personnel and a group of Maoists exchanged fire in Biriguda forest under Boipariguda Police Station limits in Koraput District.

Police neutralized an inter-state gang of racketeers involved in circulating FICNs and arrested three persons near Zero Road bus stand in Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh).

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers near Moraina Pahari under Banke Bazar Police Station area of Gaya District.

SFs arrested two hardcore Maoist cadres along with arms and explosives from a hideout at Gurania village in East Champaran District.

Three hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres and one of their arms suppliers was arrested in a joint Police and CRPF raid at Kolad forest under Namkum Police Station area of Ranchi District.

Two KPLT militants surrendered along with some arms in front of the SP and other District administration officials in Karbi Anglong.

A group of unidentified, armed miscreants killed a local businessman, Kulbahadur Giri, at Bagmara under Amguri police station in Chirang district. Police suspected the involvement of the NDFB-IKS in the incident. In a press statement, the ‘spokesman’ of the NDFB-IKS, B R Ferengga, alleged that some government-sponsored extremist elements have been carrying out criminal activities like killings of small traders and businessmen from different communities.

Two powerful bombs exploded in Shingjamei area near Imphal.  The IED was exploded through a remote-controlled device when people were celebrating New Year Day around 5.30am. A team of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area before launching a search operation. Different social organisations have appealed to militants not to explode bombs in crowded area.

A Chinese hand grenade wrapped inside a plastic bag was found outside the house of one Huidrom Ongbi Chandrakala Devi, head of a village in the Wangbal area of Thoubal District.

Five cadres of KLO/KLA which is under tripartite SoO pact with the State Government and the Government of India fled from their designated camp taking along with them 10 weapons. The five cadres fled from their Shamusong designated camp located within Saikul sub-division of Senapati District, informed a source.

January 2

SFs unearthed a full-fledged gun-manufacturing unit run by the CPI-Maoist cadres deep in the forests of Simdega District.

NTSZC of the CPI-Maoist has given a call for bandh (general shutdown strike) in Telangana Region on January 3 expressing apprehensions over the death of Telangana Praja Front president Akula Bhoomaiah in a road accident in the city a few days ago.

Indian intelligence agencies have alerted anti-terror agencies across the country, including Maharashtra, of a possible escalation of terror activities in 2014.

Substantial sums of money are flowing into terrorists’ coffers from Karachi (Pakistan) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) to revive the IM parent organisation, the SIMI, the IB has warned the states’ law enforcement agencies.

Three suspects in the Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) twin bomb blasts (February 21, 2013) are still at large.

The SSB has found numerous border pillars missing or badly damaged along the India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand.

Assistant Constable Rup Singh Thakur (35) was allegedly abducted and killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Matda village of Bijapur District.

BSF and Narayanpatna Police personnel unearthed a CPI-Maoist dump in the Siriguda forest area of Koraput District bordering Viziangaram District of Andhra Pradesh.

Police arrested a gang of three members at Adam Sahib Street in Royapuram (Chennai, Tamil Nadu) for circulating FICNs of INR 1,000 denomination for the last six months in different parts of Chennai, including shopping hubs in T. Nagar and Purasawalkam.

Narcotic smuggling have increased across the India-Pakistan frontier with the BSF recorded its highest seizure of drugs in recent years, netting over 322 kilograms of heroin in 2013 that would be worth over INR 16.10 billion in the international market.

Special NIA court, Patna (Bihar), extended the remand of the three of the Patna serial blasts accused Imtiaz Ansari alias Alam, Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Quraishi till January 15, 2013.

A group of civilians, social activists, writers, research scholars and professors have begun a 10-day Shodh Yatra (search mission) in CPI-Maoist affected tribal villages of Gadchiroli District.

Two NSCN-IM cadres and two civilians were killed in the crossfire between Assam Rifles and militants at Holam village in Khonsa of Tirap District. Two AK-47 rifles, a sniper rifle and an M-16 rifle were recovered from the incident site. An Assam Rifles official based at Khonsa said another militant, who was injured in the encounter, escaped but a search was on to track him down. An operation was launched early in the morning following specific information about the presence of a group of militants in the village.

Employees of Public Health Centre of Khumbong in Imphal West District staged sit-in-protest to denounce alleged extortion notice served by an armed group. Some of the employees present at the protest site mentioned that two unidentified persons showed up at the Centre recently and demanding that each of the employees cough up INR 10,000 and also insisted that the collected amount should be handed over within December 31, 2013.

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, who is also in-charge of Home Department, stated that the Army authorities’ intimation to the State Government they would not like to house former militants in their camps any longer is being studied between the State Government and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The ANVC-B  said that three of its cadres, including two women, have gone missing while they were coming back to the camp after shopping for the “new year feast”. The ANVC-B also called upon all its ‘officers’ and cadres to report to the camp before January 7. “This is an emergency call. Those who fail to report will be listed as absconding or as deserters and action will be taken as par the organization’s  law,” the ANVC-B  leader  Doang Shira said.

A hurried decision to bring ANVC cadres  to main stream ahead of last Assembly elections coupled with red tape have delayed any immediate solution to the long pending peace pact with the ANVC and ANVC-B. It was on January 5, 2012, the Government signed a draft peace pact with both ANVC and ANVC-B. The Centre had sought clarification on how forty seats will be allocated in the new empowered district councils as per the demand of the ANVC. At present all the three district councils in the state comprise of 30 seats each and the ANVC wanted an increase of ten more seats which was included in the draft peace pact.

SFs arrested a militant, ‘captain’ Moirangthem Boboi Singh (37), of Manipur based group PREPAK,following a raid conducted, at Lumshiap Nongmynsong in Shillong (East Khasi Hills). SFs also seized two laptops, four pen drives, eight cheque books of different banks, three sim cards, two debit cards, mobile phones and an iPad among others.

Sumi Hoho, (the apex organisation of the Sumi community) in Nagaland, has declared December 28 as “Martyrs’ Day” to honour two Sumi volunteers who died during the three-day siege of the NSCN-IM’s camp at Mukalimi in Zunheboto District.

DGP C Balasubramaniam said that NLFT and ATTF still have 16 or more hideouts in Bangladesh. Most of these hideouts were concentrated at CHT in the neighbouring country, Balasubramaniam said. He said about four to six hideouts were adjacent to the Indo-Bangladesh border while others were far away from it. The DGP said, “The NLFT headed by Biswamohan Debbarma is still a powerful outfit running around 15/16 hideouts in Bangladesh. One camp is still maintained by the ATTF that too by two women.”

Admitting that insurgents were using Tripura-Mizoram- Bangladesh tri-junction as corridor, he said security agencies including Assam Riffles have been trying hard to stop infiltration of militants from across the border. Asked about security arrangement along the border keeping in mind the recent unrest in Bangladesh, the DGP said the BSF and District Police authorities were asked to maintain strict vigil along the border so that militants could not enter into the Indian soil.

SFs arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of HM, identified as Zahoor Ahmad Bhat and Manzur Ahmad Ganai, from Putshahi Kuloosa area of Bandipora District and recovered arms and ammunition from them. One Chinese make pistol, 10 pistol rounds and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the duo. Sources said that the two are active for past 5-7 months and had come to Bandipora.

January 3

Military intelligence warned of a possible attempt by the IM to hijack an aircraft in order to barter the release of its arrested ‘Indian operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal.

A self-styled CPI-Maoist ‘area commander’, identified as Sanjay Ram, was arrested during a Police raid at Khaira village, adjacent to a thermal power site of NTPC subsidiary, Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Ltd of Aurangabad District.

The UMHA is gearing up for joint jungle operations with the Police forces of three southern States to combat the suspected activities of CPI-Maoist at the tri-junction of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

IM ‘India operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadullah Akhtar were remanded in Police custody for 10 days by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged against them for the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack.

IM is more lethal and resilient because of the support it receives from Pakistan, according to a new report titled 'Jihadist Violence: The Indian Threat' by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

To ensure free, fair and efficient probes into criminal cases, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil announced INR 150 million as investigation fund to Maharashtra Police.

LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda withdrew his bail petition filed before a Delhi court.

To avoid grave fall outs of ad hoc handling of hostage crisis, the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it has formulated a standard operation procedure to deal with kidnappings of politicians and VIPs by terrorists, militants and Maoists to demand release of jailed comrades-in-arm.

The NDFB-PTF demanded updating of the NRC in Assam. Gobinda Basumatary, ‘General Secretary’ of NDFB-PTF which is holding negotiations with the government for many years now said that this should be done keeping 1951 as the base year instead of 1971 fixed by the government. Criticising violence by the anti-talk I K Songbijit group, he said “we do not support their acts at all. If reports are to be believed, they are indulging in rampant extortion, kidnapping and killing of innocent people.” Stating that acts by the rival faction could not be termed a revolution, he said “Revolution should be carried out on ideology. But their actions are completely unwanted.

Unidentified armed persons suspected to be cadres of NSCN-IM robbed a passenger bus carrying a consignment of betel leaves at Maram Centre in Senapati District. The passenger bus was travelling from Guwahati to Imphal. After stopping the bus, the armed persons pulled down betel leaves put inside five plastic buckets. It is suspected that the armed cadres confiscated the betel leaves in connection with monetary demand.

A Myanmar national, identified as Mohamad Nasiruddin (23), who entered the state with forged documents was arrested by Police. Mohamad Nasiruddin was travelling in passenger van from Imphal to Moreh when the vehicle was halted at Pallel in Thoubal District by Police.

A new militant outfit has been formed in the Garo Hills under the name of ANCA. The members of the new outfit, who claimed to have recently celebrated Christmas with the elders and youth,  said that the organization has been formed to fight for the rights of the Garos.“We hope and believe that our people will continue to remain united in the fight for the cause of our motherland so as to overcome all obstacles,” said ANCA ‘publicity secretary’ Bilgrak A Sangma in a press release.

 The 13 pro- ILP pressure groups are likely to meet next week to take a call on the State Government’s invitation for a fresh dialogue on the issue of influx scheduled for January 15.Stating that there were yet to receive any official communiqué from Government in this regard, a KSU leader on January 3 said, “We are likely to meet sometimes next week to elicit the views of all the pressure groups on the invitation.”

The BSF has heightened vigilance, while other Security Forces in Tripura are keeping a close watch on India’s border with Bangladesh in view of the political turmoil ahead of parliamentary polls in that country.

“The government has asked the BSF (Border Security Force) to keep maximum alert along the border. We have asked the superintendents of police of bordering districts to take necessary measures to deal with the situation,” Tripura Director General of Police C. Balasubramanian told reporters. “Mobile Task Force (MTF) officials and troopers were also engaged in round-the-clock patrol along the bordering areas to prevent any untoward elements from (coming) across the border,” he said.The said that top officials of Tripura Police, BSF and intelligence officers were reviewing the situation from time to time.

SFs arrested seven KPLT linkmen from Bokajan subdivision in Karbi Anglong District on January 3 for their involvement in the recent violence in the district. All of them are linkmen of the KPLT and were carrying out subversive activities on behalf of the outfit. A country-made single barrel muzzle loading (SBML) gun and some gunpowder were also found on them. According to Police, the arrested persons were allegedly involved in burning down houses of Rengma Naga villagers at several places in the subdivision on December 27, 28, and 29.

Troops of BOP Lailong deployed in East Jaintia Hills District, apprehended one Bangladeshi national identified as Doynal Abdin (21) hailing from Sylhet, Bangladesh, while he was trying to cross the international border from India. During search, party recovered 24000 betel nuts and one cell phone with one Bangaldeshi SIM from his possession.

January 4

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Tulsi Ram Pujari, carrying a cash reward of INR 5,000 on his head, was arrested in forests near a village under Jangla Police Station area in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

The CRPF has launched a civic action programme in Latehar District with the objective of effectively combating and countering LWE and to bridge the gap between villagers and security personnel.

A team of the ATS is reaching out to educational institutes in Pune (Maharashtra) in an attempt to counter the phenomenon of college and school campuses being recruitment ground for terrorists.

Delhi Metro security has been doubled after a December 31, 2013 Military Intelligence (MI) warning of a possible November 26, 2008 (26/11) type attack in the first 10 days of 2014, according to CISF sources.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stressed peace efforts with Pakistan, the keystone of his foreign policy.

A special court of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Patna issued an arrest warrant against Muzibullah Ansari, an important part in the Patna blasts, from whose hostel room in Ranchi a sizeable haul of live explosives was recovered on November 4, 2013 but Ansari has escaped to Nepal.

Miscreants killed a person, identified as D C Rongpi, son of a village headman in Karbi Anglong District. The man was fired upon by a few persons who claimed to have come in search of a dog from Karagaon village which is about 10 km from Dimapur in neighbouring Nagaland this evening, they said.

Suspected MNPF militants, ambushed a patrolling team of the Border Security Force  near Misihoubi in between Laikoiching and Moirangpurel about 9 km south west from Lamlai Police under Imphal East District.

The MNPF has in the meantime claimed that the outfit had launched an attack on the 49th Battalion C-Coy BSF using IED.A statement of the outfit has said that the attack was carried out by a select team of the outfit’s army, MNPA. The outfit has further claimed that four Security Force personnel were killed during the attack. However, other reports claim no casualties during the attack.

SFs arrested a GNLA cadre and four OWG of the militant outfit from Tura in West Garo Hills. The GNLA cadre identified as Johny A Marak alias Goera (21) was arrested while he was trying to extort money from businessmen.

Highly decomposed bodies of nine persons, who were blindfolded with hands tied and shot from close range, have been found in a gorge area in Dimapur District. One of the bodies was identified to be of a missing Karbi student leader from Bokajan in Assam, the other eight bodies were yet to be identified.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stressed peace efforts with Pakistan, the keystone of his foreign policy. He publicly acknowledged that secret envoys from the two countries had almost arrived at an agreed resolution to end the conflict in Kashmir.

Fissures have surfaced in APHC-M, as its chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq terminated the membership of some key constituents represented by some senior leader.

A threat letter received at the office of SP of the CPI-Maoist affected Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh has brought the officials on their toes.

SFs arrested six militants of the RNHPF from the Borpathar area in Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. SFs recovered five Chinese grenades, as many rifles and ammunition from them. According to Police, the arrested militants were allegedly involved in the recent violence in the hill district.

SFs arrested four KPLT linkmen from the Bokajan subdivision of Karbi Anglong district. Sub divisional Police officer (Bokajan) Sankar Raimedhi said the newly deployed 10 companies of CRPF, in association with Police, detained 40 persons from separate locations and started interrogation. "After interrogation, we arrested four of them. They are KPLT linkmen and did some subversive activities on behalf of the militant group. We have found some materials against them," he said.

Three NDFB-IKS militants, identified as Sadem Narzary (19), Kanteswar Boro (20) and Anjala Basumatary (26), surrendered in Chirang District. During the surrender, they also handed over three grenades.

SFs arrested a KYKL militant, identified as Maibam Chaoba alias Rojen alias Iboton (31), while conducting a search operation at Pechi area of Yairipok in Thoubal District. One 9mm pistol with three live rounds was recovered from his possession.

January 5

A CPI-Maoist cadre was shot dead in an encounter with the SFs at Pathakchak village under Sikandara Police Station in Jamui District of Bihar.

There are two intelligence inputs about possible terrorist strikes ahead of Republic Day. The first pertains to a joint strike by LeT and IM with imported explosives, the second talks about IM plan to storm Police special cell office in Lodhi Road (New Delhi) and free ‘Indian operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal.

CISF has intensified security at Patna (Bihar) airport after the Intelligence Bureau (IB) alerted Bihar Police about the threat of a plane hijacking by the IM.

Malkangiri Police have sought additional central forces following the recent spurt in Maoist activities in the District.

IM operative Asadullah Akhtar, is believed to have claimed that a SIMI ideologue, Mufti Sufiyan accused of masterminding the 2003 killing of former Gujarat Minister Haren Pandya, was present at a meeting the operative attended in Karachi (Pakistan) last year.

The terror attack in and around Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya on July 7, 2013, was targeted at international Buddhist tourists to avenge the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, according to arrested SIMI and IM suspect Mohammed Umair Siddiqui.

Accusing UN of succumbing to the pressure of super powers, Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the world body has miserably failed in Kashmir and now the Hurriyat will move ahead with “various alternatives” to find a solution to Kashmir issue.

Bihar Police claim that two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in the encounter at Pathakchak village under Sikandara Police Station in Jamui District of Bihar.

Kannur Range (Kerala), IG, Suresh Raj Purohit, who recently took over 'Thunderbolt', the anti-CPI-Maoist operations in the State, by the 'special commando force', said it was beyond any doubt that there was a meticulously woven Maoist network in the jungle zones of the State.

A 45-year-old man, who was brutally murdered by unidentified persons at Simanijor along Dumka-Rampurhat road in Dumka District of Jharkhand in the night of January 5, has now been identified as a CPI-Maoist cadre involved in last year's killing of former Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and five other Policemen.

The RNPC, the apex Rengma Naga body of Rengma Hills of Assam, has demanded bifurcation of the KAAC administrative area into two parts - one representing the Rengma Hills and the other representing the Hamren subdivision of the erstwhile Mikir Hills (Karbi Anglong). RNPC also said it doesn't recognize the KAAC.The RNPC issued a statement setting forth its political agenda to the people of Assam, signed off by the body's president, Shahi Rengma, and general secretary K Solomon Rengma. The RNPC said in the statement that the Rengma Hills, covering an area of approximately 8,724 square kilometres, will be the homeland of non-Karbi communities, including Rengmas, Dimasas, Adivasis, Kukis and Nepalis and mainland Indian communities, while the Hamren subdivision will be under the jurisdiction of the Karbi people.

SF arrested another KYKL cadre, Athokpam Tomba alias Huikap Tomba Meitei (45), while conducting a search operation at Sekmaijin area in Thoubal District. SFs recovered one .9mm pistol along with two live rounds of ammunition and a mobile handset from him.

Police arrested four persons, following the killing of a village headman's son in Assam's Karbi Anglong District, from Rotomi village of Zunheboto District. The four persons were picked up in connection with the killing of DC Rongpi, son of Karagaon village headman Sar Rongpi on January 4. The four have been identified as Zhutovi Seme, Yeheka Chobhy, Yehakato Chobhy and the prime suspect Zakato Choby.

The SIT constituted by the State Government to probe killing of nine persons, whose highly decomposed bodies were found blindfolded with hands tied and shot from close range in a gorge in Dimapur, began its probe, with police still trying to establish the identities of eight victims. In its first meeting during the day, the SIT discussed among other issues, the process of investigation and motive for the murder, Additional SP of Dimapur and a member of the SIT, Watichuchang Jamir said.

Based on specific information, SFs arrested one extortionist, Ricky Ao a.k.a. Maotemsu (27), from Chumukedima in Dimapur District. SFs recovered one .22 Pistol with seven live rounds and two Mobile phones from him.

January 6

Two country made bombs with detonators were found in a gunny bag in Kodiyur village near Maniyambadi in Kadathur block (Dharmapuri District) of Tamil Nadu.

A Delhi court issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, LeT 'founder' Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 Mumbai (Maharashtra) attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of carrying out terror attacks.

Two major hydro-electric power projects in Jammu and Punjab and a vital bridge have come under the radar of militants, according to an Intelligence agency report, which has prompted security agencies to further step-up their security.

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that reduction of footprints of SFs and phased withdrawal only needs a "courageous statesman" and not referendum.

The leadership crisis in the Mirwaiz faction of separatist conglomerate APHC worsened with a group of dissidents holding a separate meeting, challenging their expulsion by Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

CPI-Maoist cadres put up posters in Kutul village, Abujhmad area of Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh, prodding its residents to protest against alleged attempts of CRPF personnel and SPOs to outrage the modesty of a teenaged girl during a search operation last week.

The final word on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh is still yet to come, and even as efforts are on to keep the State united, the Police force is mentally prepared to face the eventualities.

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a contractor, identified as Sarat Subudhi, and injured another person, identified as Upendra Pandu, after branding them as 'police informers' at Balipeta village in Koraput District of Odisha.

Odisha Government at a meeting of the Unified Command, presided over by Chief Secretary J K Mohapatra, has decided to improve road connectivity in southern districts of the State to take on the Maoists, who have been targeting civilians in certain pockets of these areas.

Farmers of Padia block in Malkangiri District of Odisha are feeling the heat of Maoist violence as not a single agency has come forward to procure their paddy though the administration opened markets since December 26.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said Naxalism in the State would end within five years.

The State Government plans to build 17 fixed Police pickets, manned by Assam Police and CRPF personnel, will be posted in three subdivisions in Karbi Anglong District. "The government will pay a compensation of INR 600,000 to the families of those killed in the clash. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has already announced a CBI [Central Bureau of Investigation] probe into the killing of the nine persons in Nagaland," State Forest Minister, Rokybul Hussain said.

Five members of a faction of Manipur-based militant outfit KCP were arrested from different locations in Guwahati city. Senior Superintendent of Police (City) AP Tiwari said that initially two cadres of the outfit were arrested from two hotels in Guwahati in the morning. Later, another three cadres were arrested, he said. "All the five cadres of the outfit have been taking shelter in the city in disguise," he said adding that they have already been handed over to Manipur Police.

Over 3,000 people from the Karbi and Rengma Naga tribes have been taking shelter in relief camps in the Bokajan area of Karbi Anglong district since December 27 due to violent clashes between the KPLT and the RNHPF. Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police Mugdhajyoti Mahanta told that as on January 6, 3,131 people had been taking shelter in nine relief camps. Of them, 1,683 are Rengma Nagas and 1,448 are Karbis.

The State Government has lodged formal complaints with the MHA and the Nagaland Government accusing the Isak-Muivah faction of militant group NSCN-IM of being involved in the brutal killing of nine Karbi youths, whose bodies were recovered from a drain near Dimapur in Nagaland on January 3. Fearing a backlash in Karbi Anglong District, the State Government has asked for 25 additional companies of Central Armed Police Forces from the Centre, of which 10 have already arrived. A high-level security committee formed in Karbi Anglong on January 6 also ordered immediate setting up of Police pickets and intense patrolling in as many as 17 areas in the troubled Bokajan subdivision of the District. However, the NRHPF has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Dimapur killings.

India is looking for KLO leaders in Nepal and Myanmar where the outfit has spread its wings in nexus with other militant outfits.Security agencies have seen the threat perception rise substantially in the past months in north Bengal and northwest Assam, sources said. The Bengal and Assam Governments, central agencies and Military Intelligence are coordinating to neutralise the upsurge in the KLO's activities.

Persons lobbed a hand grenade at the House of PWD Executive Engineer Pukhrambam Mani located at Thamnapokpi under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur District. Although there is no report of human casualty, two cars (Maruti 800 and i-10) were partially damaged by the blast. It is suspected that the attack was related with monetary demand.

SFs rescued one Jangkholun Guite, village secretary of Haokip Champhai of Saikul under Sagolmang Police Station in Senapati District, who was kidnapped on January 2 by suspected KNA-I cadres. Guite was rescued by the SFs from Kholjang village under Kangpokpi Police Station in Senapati District. Further, SFs arrested two militants of KNA-I along with one 7.65mm pistol, live rounds and two letters on the latter pad of KNA-I.

The Kuki militants conglomerate, URF celebrated its second raising day at their Loitang Khunou designated camp.

GNLA 'commander-in-chief' Sohan D Shira has ordered the closure of all dry fish markets in Williamnagar town in East Garo Hills District for non-payment of the amount demanded from them. Sources have informed that the GNLA is demanding INR 300,000 from each of the dry fish sellers which they are unable to pay. Other business persons too have received extortion notes but have refrained from giving any information to the police for fear of retribution from GNLA. However police are in the know since most dry fish shops have decided to down their shutters.

Additional police forces have been deployed in Williamnagar Market to instil confidence among the dry fish merchants. Police have been patrolling the bazaar area during business hours. It is also learnt that representatives of the dry fish merchants and other business persons deliver the extorted amount to the family members of Sohan.

The ATF, a newly formed militant outfit from Garo Hills, has threatened of retaliatory actions against a GNLA for alleged unprovoked killing of some of its cadres in Songsak, Napak A'pal village in East Garo Hills District.

BSF troops of BOP Bagli, deployed in South West Khasi Hills District, apprehended one Bangladeshi boy identified as Karim Sheikh (12) hailing from Bagli under Sunamganj District in Bangladesh, while he was trying to cross the international border from Bangladesh. During search, the troops recovered Indian currency worth INR 6,200 and around 200 Grameen Phone recharge coupons from his possession.

Four of the nine unidentified dead bodies, recovered from Pachaspura in Dimapur District, were identified. The first body to be identified was that of Harlongbi Ingti, was a missing KSA leader from Bokajan, a town. Nagaland Police on January 6 declared that all the nine dead bodies are of ethnic Karbi people from Karbi Anglong District of Assam.

State Minister for R&B, Kuzholuzo Nienu admitted that the Pachaspura killing in Dimapur District have shocked the State Government.

The PAC of Nagaland Government has asked the Centre to expedite the peace process with the NSCN-IM. The PAC during its first meeting held adopted a resolution to appeal to the Govt of India and NSCN-IM to expedite the peace process.

Naga Hoho, (an apex tribal body in the state), on the issue of recovery of nine dead bodies of Karbi tribals in Dimapur, "condemning the act warned that Naga people would not tolerate the use of Nagaland as a killing field."In a statement issued, Naga Hoho 'president' P Chuba Ozukum and 'general secretary' Mutsikhoyo Yhobu said "this hideous act was beyond human comprehension which has tarnished the hospitable image of Nagas."

January 7

The interrogation by Delhi Police of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar revealed that IM planned to set up a module in Nepal, where Bhatkal claimed to have recruited around a dozen men and got support of the "like-minded" to finance terror.

Two Muslim clerics from Haryana arrested for alleged links to the terror outfit LeT tried to recruit men from riot-hit Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Police sources have said.

Kochi is turning out to be the cybercrime capital of Kerala, registering an almost 75 per cet increase in such crimes in 2012 compared with 2011.

Two persons, identified as Abdul Yusuf Mandal and Jahandaz Sheikh were arrested by the SOG for carrying FICN from Nizampura area of Vadodara in Gujarat.

The Delhi Police claimed that those approached by terror group LeT were not victims of the Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) communal riots, confirming that two people have been arrested till now in connection with the case.

Sources in the Union Ministry for Home Affairs said there was no intelligence input to suggest Pakistan based ISI approached victims in Muzaffarnagar riot relief camps.

TADA court in Ajmer remanded alleged LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda in CBI custody for six days in a case relating to tiffin box blasts in Jaipur on September 30, 1993, in which a teenager was seriously injured.

ASI, identified as Kafeel Ahmad, was killed and three Policemen were injured in a fierce encounter between SFs and militants in Sopore town of Baramulla District. A HM spokesman while speaking to a local news service claimed responsibility for the attack on the SOG party at Sopore.

A LeT militant was killed in an encounter in Beighpora area of Awantipore town in Pulwama District.

In order to boost the morale of the State Police personnel serving in Maoist-infested areas, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured the State Government would give the Police personnel due recognition in shape of career advancement and other benefits.

Gondia District Police of Maharashtra took a RFO into custody for supplying materials to the CPI-Maoist from a rest house at Navegaon Bandh area in Gondia District.

A 'sub zonal' commander and three other cadres of JPC were arrested in Palamu District of Jharkhand and remanded in judicial custody on January 8.

Dismissing rumors about economic blockade to be imposed along National Highway (NH)-36 & 39, Karbi Students Association (KSA-Mirjeng Kro faction) said it has no plans to impose any kind of blockade against Nagaland. However, KSA has instead set a 72-hour deadline beginning January 6 on Nagaland and Assam Governments to comply with its demand of paying adequate compensation to the families of the Rengma and Karbi victims of the recent attack and assistance to the displaced persons for rehabilitation.

Refuting the claim of the MNPF that four BSF personnel were killed in an offensive launched against troops of 49 BSF on January 4 at Laikoiching, the BSF authority on January 7 said that the claim was totally baseless.

Two police personnel sustained bullet injuries when their team was attacked by ANVC-B militants, during a visit to the outfit's camp, at Edenbari, on the outskirts of Tura in West Garo Hills. The firing from the militants' side caught the police team by surprise and two police personnel, Sub-Inspector Starson Sangma and Head Constable Chittaranjan Banai, who were leading the group, were hit.

According to the District Superintendent of Police, the ANVC-B had filed a missing report with Tura Police on Monday mentioning that some of their cadres were missing with possible abduction by rival outfits. Based on the FIR, a police team was deputed from Chandmari beat house, under which Edenbari falls, to ascertain details when they were attacked. Security forces accuse the outfit of attempting to destroy crucial evidence after a firing incident.

Sumi Baghi Hoho (Sumi general public meeting) on January 7 at the Town Hall Zunheboto, under the aegis of the Sumi Hoho passed four resolutions among which was to delink all ties with NSCN-IM with immediate effect and therefore, all forms of taxations from Sumis to the NSCN-IM shall cease to exist.

Reacting to the recent standoff between Sumi public and NSCN-IM and the siege of Mukalimi designated camp (Zunheboto), NSCN-IM 'yaruiwo' (president) Isak Chishi Swu said NSCN respected and welcomed the people to understand issues together but could not accept "any forced imposition" on the group.

January 8

Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) have been incurring a loss of nearly INR 2, 00,000 every year due to FICN being provided by bus commuters. The undertaking received 568 FICN from commuters in 2012.

Two persons were arrested along with FICN with the face value of INR 19,500 from Coimbatore city of same District.

Three top separatist leaders Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan and Azam Inquilabi have quit Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led faction of the Hurriyat Conference after the amalgam's leader wrote a letter to its PoK chapter accusing the trio of "indiscipline".

The CPI-Maoist is planning to enforce "poll boycott" in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls by disrupting the election process in Maoist affected states.

A sub-zonal 'commander' of TPC was arrested from Palamu District's Nawadih area when he along with a companion was trying to overtake Congress MLA KN Tripathy's car, said Palamu SP N K Singh.

CPI-Maoist suffered a major blow when the secretary of the DKSZC Gumudavelli Venkatakrishna Prasad alias Gudsa Usendi, who was considered a member of the party's top think tank, surrendered before the Police. Prasad and his wife Raji gave themselves up reportedly on health grounds to the anti-Maoist SIB of the Andhra Pradesh Police.

SFs, in an encounter, killed two militants of the NDFB-IKS, Pranab Basumatary and Angw, at Jumduar Bongaon in Kokrajhar District. SFs recovered two grenades and one 7.65mm pistol from the duo.

The UKLF has urged the Govt to stop entertaining new armed groups into the SoO pact as the present trends are likely to encourage the formation of more and more armed groups in the days to come.

Tura Police have filed an FIR and registered a criminal case under the Arms Act against the (ANVC-B) militants who attacked Policemen from Chandmari beat house when the latter had gone to investigate a missing persons report leading to bullet injury on two Police personnel.

ANVC-B asserted that the outfit had no intention to attack any policemen but the 'provocation' on the cadres who were already feeling insecure after the disappearances of their cadres was a 'little too much'. In a statement issued in Shillong, ANVC-B 'member' Doang Shira defended his cadres saying that they were defensive and not offensive.

The State government has sent the official invitation to the pro- ILP pressure groups for January 15 talks. Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on January 8 informed that the State Government sent the official communiqué to members of the pressure groups on Janaury 7.

NNC-NA has opposed any probe by the NIA on the Pachaspura killings of nine Karbis. NNC-NA also stated that the killings which the NRHPF claimed responsibilities alleging the victims were supplying arms to the KPLT and has also apologised to the Nagaland Government.

SFs arrested one NSCN-K cadre, "Captain" Avikho Angami (31), from Jail Colony in Kohima District. SFs also recovered one 9mm Pistol with seven rounds from the possession of the arrested cadre.

January 9

UMHA Sushil Kumar Shinde said India is in talks with the FBI to bring back underworld don and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Dawood Ibrahim.

Three persons were arrested from Old Market Road in Angamaly of Ernakullam District while shopping with FICN with a face value of INR 1000.

Sources said the RAW will play a major role in the FICN Coordination Group, which has been set up under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, to collect and share intelligence among the various agencies to prevent the circulation of the fake notes. "The currency paper and ink are procured through foreign firms and the RAW has been asked to check the background of the companies involved in the supply chain. There is a strong suspicion that groups based in Pakistan have managed to source similar papers and security ink from some foreign countries," they said.

According to intelligence inputs, the FICN printed in Pakistan is brought to India through couriers in Malaysia, Thailand and the UAE. The RAW has been asked to generate intelligence on these operators and coordinate with the foreign intelligence agencies to crackdown on the cartel involved in the smuggling of the counterfeit currency.

An IB dispatch, which was shared with all the agencies, had categorically mentioned that the FICN smugglers were using a circuitous route to smuggle in the currency bundles printed in Pakistan. The couriers are mostly using Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) airports to ferry the illegal consignment to the Indian cities.

A man and his son were killed inside a hut at Bagam village under Narayanpatna block in Koraput District, Odisha.

Security Forces seized weapons from a hideout of CPI-Maoist in Nawra village under Nauhatta Police Station area in Rohtas District of Bihar.

Delhi University Assistant Professor GN Saibaba was questioned over his alleged CPI-Maoist links nearly four months after Police searched his home and days after top Maoists leader GVK Prasad surrendered in Andhra Pradesh.

SFs arrested an AANLA linkman, Kamal Halder, from Helem in Sonitpur District.

Police arrested one KPLT militant, in connection with Khowani village killing on December 27 from an undisclosed location.

SFs deployed in the strife torn Rengma Naga inhabited areas of Karbi Anglong have claimed the situation was under control, particularly in Chokihola and Santipur area of the district since January 9.

The NRHPF, which claimed responsibility for killing nine persons, whose bodies were recovered near Dimapur, was floated by the NSCN-IM for protection of the Rengma Naga people living in Karbi Anglong.

The KPLT observed its raising day in two separate undisclosed locations - one at the central headquarters in east Karbi Anglong and the other at the general headquarters in west Karbi Anglong respectively, Ranam Lijang, 'general secretary in-charge' of the militant outfit informed.

A powerful bomb hurled by the militants exploded at the construction site of a railway line at Nungba area in Tamenglong District. No casualty was reported in the powerful explosion which took place.

SFs raided a NSCN-K camp near Lungchai village of Tamenglong district. Taking advantage of darkness and forested areas as well as alarm from their local sympathizers, the cadres managed to escape, leaving huge cache of arms and ammunition.

The indefinite ban imposed on Times of India newspaper in Manipur by the MSF has been lifted. However the ban on the RSS for demanding extension of the AFSPA-1958 shall continue.

January 10

In a bid to crackdown on the circulation of the FICN the Centre has asked the RAW to carry out a security audit of the foreign firms supplying ink and paper for printing currency.

IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal was sent to Tihar Jail (Delhi) by a trial court for the first time.

The CBI produced LeT terrorist Sayed Abdul Kareem alias Tunda in TADA court after four days, stating that they have completed interrogation of the accused.

The CBI produced LeT terrorist Sayed Abdul Kareem alias Tunda in TADA court after four days, stating that they have completed interrogation of the accused.

Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan and joint efforts with the US were being made to nab him, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Sushilkumar Shinde said.

A court in Delhi extended the Police custody of a suspected LeT operative, Mohammad Rashid till January 15, 2014 after the Police said it was required for interrogating him.

SFs launched a massive operation in Cherhar forests of Marble area in Sopore town of Baramula District after receiving information about the presence of a group of militants in the forests. Sources said that acting on information about the presence of a group of JeM militants, Army's 27 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off the area.

Army said that they arrested a militant from South Kashmir and recovered a weapon from him after locals lodged a complaint with the local unit of the Army.

The Jharkhand HC again directed the State Government to dispose of all pending applications for compensation in cases of death in Naxalism related violence within six months and latest by one year in cases where enquiries are pending.

Identifying the CPI-Maoist activities in Odisha as the single 'major challenge' for State Police, DGP Prakash Mishra asked the senior officers to act tough against the offenders.

Senior CPI-Maoist leader GVK Prasad alias Gudsa Usendi surrendered before Andhra Pradesh Police after taking due permission from CPI-Maoist chief Ganapathy and was allowed to go unharmed in view of his seniority and loyalty to the party.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde welcomed the surrender of Gudsa Usendi, a top CPI-Maoist leader, saying other Maoist leaders should also follow his example.

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager in Jaguguda, 20 km from Bandhugaon Police Station limits of Koraput District, Odisha.

More than 19,000 foreigners who came to the state between 1966 and March 25, 1971, have not registered their names with the FRRO as stipulated by the Citizenship Act, 1955. The state political department on Thursday issued an instruction to these people to register their names with the FRRO at the offices of the superintendents of police in their districts by January 16.

UHM Sushilkumar Shinde said the situation is under control. Replying to questions while presenting his monthly status report today, Shinde declined to term the law-and-order situation as good. Though it would not be proper to say the law-and-order situation is good in Karbi Anglong but the situation is under control, he said.

AR and suspected cadres of the ZUF were engaged in a 20 minutes long gun battle at Langkhong Khunthak in Tamenglong district. According to a source, AR troops launched an assault in order to drive out some suspected ZUF cadres who have opened a temporary camp at Langkhong Khunthak. Later, the armed militants fled from the scene. There is no report of casualty on either side.

Some unidentified persons attacked a team of 143 CRPF by lobbing a hand grenade followed by a volley of gunfire at Irang along NH-37 in Tamenglong District. The CRPF team escaped unhurt. It was suspected that the assailants were ZUF cadres driven out by AR troops.

The ANVC-B claiamed that its 'chairman' Rimpu Marak had a role retaining Mukul Sangma as the Chief Minister when there was a tussle for power during the last term. The ANVC-B also threatened to go back to jungle and return only to bring down Mukul Sangma -led Government.

Dimapur Police arrested RNPC 'general secretary' K. Solomon Rengma from his residence at Nepali Kashiram in Dimapur District on January 9. Rengma Hoho(apex body of Rengma Tribe) has condemned the arrest on January 10.

The State Government has directed the deputy commissioners of all the 11 Districts to take necessary action to ensure the security of persons belonging to the Karbi community. Nagaland commissioner Banuo Z. Jamir said the law and order situation in Karbi Anglong district of Assam and the recovery of nine bodies of members of the Karbi community from Assam in Dimapur District had triggered tension and apprehension.

NSCN-KK of 'Zeliangrong Region' has said today that the local contractors and individuals should benefit from contract works and development schemes and not 'outsiders'. The NSCN-KK, 'Zeliangrong Region' said that local ministers, Member of legislative Assembly (MLA)s and authorities should award the schemes and contract works only to the local people. "We have been witnessing numerous cases where 'outsiders' have benefited from the local funds especially in Zeliangrong Region.

NNC-NA cautioned all rank and file, both civil and army wing, not to indulge in any kind of taxation in the name of NNC-NA without the knowledge and authorization of 'chaplee department' [Finance].

SFs launched a search operation and arrested NSCN-K militant, "2nd lieutenant" Akuto,from Jail Colony of Dimapur District. The team also recovered one 7.65mm pistol with six rounds from the cadre.

Chief of Army Staff' of NLFT-BM Pasaram Tripura alias Parshuram alias T.Thomas alias Wathak (51) surrendered before the Director General of Police at State Police Head Quarter in Agartala in West Tripura District. He joined undivided NLFT in the year 1994 and was holding the rank of 'Chief of the Army Staff' of NLFT. He underwent several trainings in Pakistan.

According to a Police Sources, Parshuram Tripura was the principal coordinator between the NLFT and several other NE insurgent groups for clandestine violent activities of NLFT militants in Tripura as well as for procurement, purchasing of fire arms illegally from across. He was one of the principal policy makers of the outfit. He carries a cash reward of INR 100,000 and a red corner notice was also issued against him by the Union Government.

January 11

The property of top fugitive IM operative, Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, considered being brain behind Patna and Bodh Gaya serial blasts in the State,at Maniyarpur village under Kalyanpur Police Station in Samastipur District.

Security Forces detected an IED planted by militants by the roadside at Janbazpora in Baramulla District.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Police to intensify anti-CPI-Maoist operations in eight Districts of the State.

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an exchange of fire between the Maoists and BSF personnel in Ralegada panchayat area under Paparmetla Police Station, a cut off area of Balimela reservoir bordering Andhra Pradesh, in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

Nine more Maoists, including two with bounties on their head, were arrested in separate operations by the State Police in Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh.

Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police, Mugdha Jyoti Mahanta announced the arrested of a KPLT "corporal" Sarhon Teron from Karbi Anglong. Mahanta further stated that the arrested militant led the Police to recreate the crime scene of the Khowanigaon attack which led to the Karbi-Rengma Naga violence.

The Karbi Anglong District administration said the process to send the Rengma Naga and Karbi villagers taking shelter in relief camps back to their homes will begin tomorrow. There are 3,131 people taking shelter in nine relief camps.

SFs killed four militants of the ANVC-B at Dobasipara area in West Garo Hills District.

Suspected ANVC-B rebels lobbed a crude bomb at a petrol pump in Hawakhana area in Tura of West Garo Hills District. Though there were no casualities in the explosion, two vehicles were damaged.

A day after making allegations of a nexus between Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma and ANVC-B 'chairman' Rimpu Marak, the outfit seems to be turning into a divided house, with its 'publicity secretary' Doang D Shira on January 11 negating all claims of the nexus made by ANVC-B 'political secretary' Ajaju R Marak.

JuD ‘chief’ Hafiz Mohammad Saeed warned the Pakistan Government over striking a "secret deal" with India on the Kashmir issue.

Suspected armed cadres of KNF-N abducted four persons who are engaged in construction of road near Singda Dam.

UNC had called for a 48-hour general strike in the "Naga populated" areas of the state beginning from January 16-midnight. The UNC said that the strike was called on to protest against the lack of positive response and sincerity by the Union Government on its demand for the alternative arrangement. However, no further information about the strike is available.

January 12

A key CPI-Maoist 'commander' Rupjee alias Sobhrai Potai surrendered at a BSF camp in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

An explosive of medium intensity exploded near the AR transit camp at Minuthong in Imphal East District. The bomb exploded just 30 metres away from the eastern gate of the transit camp behind the western compound wall of Khuman Lampak Sports complex .However, no casualty was reported during the incident.

The ANVC-B has claimed that four of their cadres were killed in a "fake encounter" on January 11. "The killing of B cadres is a "fake-encounter". ANVC-B cadres were tied to a tree and killed in cold blood by the police. One cadre escaped with bullet injuries," ANVC-B 'publicity secretary' Doang D Shira stated in an e-mailed statement.

The idea of Janathana Sarkar (Peoples Government) born out of the concept of Naxalbari movement in West Bengal in the 1960s would be popularised across the country by songs, literature and peoples’ movements, said Viplava Rachaitala Sangham (Virasam) leader G. Kalyan Rao in Warrangal District.

NIA and Bihar Police attached the property in Khiryawa village of Aurangabad District of Bihar of another operative Haider Ali, accused in bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya after he failed to surrender.

Four men, involved in the circulation of FICN, were arrested by the Airport Police in Pune and fake currency with a face value of approximately INR 46,000 was recovered from them.

JuD ‘chief’ Hafiz Mohammad Saeed warned India will have to leave Kashmir just like the United States has been compelled to pull out from Afghanistan.

January 13

Panaji town Police seized 33 FICN of 1,000 denomination and arrested four persons, Yusuf Shaikh, Junarul Haque, Munsaf S.K. and Abdur Rahim Shaikh hailing from Kolkata (West Bengal) in Margao (South Goa District).

Condemning the surrender of State Committee member of Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) GVK Prasad alias Gudsa Usendi alias Sukhdev, the CPI-Maoist said that the “renegade spokesperson” has left the party without discussion and “concocting stories” of his differences with the party.

NIA attached properties of two accused, Numan Ansari and Taufeeq Ansari in the Patna blasts of October 27, 2013 case at Seethio in Dhurwa District of Jharkhand.

In the backdrop of the Union Home Ministry recently pulling up Bihar for its “failure” in controlling Naxal violence, the CRPF has now deployed close to 200 commandos of its special CoBRA battalion to bring lethality in its offensives in the State.

BSNL plans to install mobile towers in Naxal affected areas by the end of this year, for which the company has selected a vendor and identified 450 locations.

A ‘divisional commander’ of JeM was among three foreign militants killed in an encounter with SFs in Dooru village in the foothills of Cherhar forests in the Sopore area of Baramulla District. During the searches of the encounter site three matrix sheets, three AK-47 rifles, three pouchs, seven magazine, four grenades, 120 rounds of AK ammunition, one wireless set and dry fruit and chocolates were recovered.

Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch District forcing a group of three militants to retreat to PoK from where they had been launched.

Army Chief General Bikram Singh said that the circumstances prevailing in J&K demanded that the armed forces stay on in the valley till the time situation improves.

Army Chief General Bikram Singh rejected allegations that the Indian Army was not retaliating strongly during ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Police arrested four persons including a juvenile in connection with the recent desertion of five cadres of KNO/KLA along with weapons from the outfit’s designated Sinai Camp in Senapati District. A source said that the four persons were arrested by personnel of Imphal Police Station from New Lambulane in New Checkon area in Imphal East District.

SFs arrested one PREPAK militant, ‘Chapel’ Kamjam Milan Singh alias Somendro (21), in Wangjing Bazar area. One .32 pistol with three live rounds was recovered from the possession of the arrested militant.

The Commissioner and Secretary in-charge Home (Police) Jopthiaw Lyngdoh said that the breakaway faction of ANVC-B ‘chairman’ Rimpu R Marak had signed the agreed text of settlement [signed on January 5,2013] as a member of the ANVC.To a question whether they will adopt the same yardstick in case the GNLA wants to be part of the text of settlement especially when the outfit ‘commander in chief’ Sohan D Shira was a signatory to the tripartite agreement, Lyngdoh said the inclusion of GNLA in the agreement which had already been signed, is now out of question.

NNC-NA ‘ministry of chaplee affairs’ through its ‘chaplee kilonser’ has cautioned all the ranks and files of both ‘civil and army wings’ not to indulge in any kind of taxation especially in Dimapur and Kohima in the name of NNC without the knowledge and authorization of chaplee department,. In a press release, NNC-NA ‘finance kilonser’, Hetoi Chophi said the order was initiated due to rampant collections, contributions and donations made by individual which have been viewed as “multiple taxation”.

Personnel of 31- AR, arrested one NSCN cadre, identified as Mongang Phom, from Old Police Point at Longleng in Longleng District

January 14

Police personnel at six Police Stations in Nilambur region of Malappuram District are being exclusively trained to handle AK-47 rifles in a bid to tackle the CPI-Maoist threat in Police Stations along forest borders.

A cadre of the CPI-Maoists, Ramesh Munda, was killed and another, Lalmohan Munda, was arrested in an encounter with Security Forces in Lobed village in Adki block in Khunti District.

To reduce the burden on the State exchequer, CRPF deployed in the Left wing extremism affected areas of Jharkhand in anti-Maoist operations will be phased out within a period of five years.

CRPF will undertake more coordinated offensives in the CPI-Maoists, violence-affected States in order to flush out the Maoists and create pressure on them to surrender.

A group of CPI-Moist cadres late set ablaze two vehicles belonging to a road construction company in the Konch Police Station area of Gaya District.

Massive search operation continued in the Cherhar forests of Sopore area of Baramula District against the group of JeM militant group, three members of which were killed in an encounter in Sopore.

A KLO leader said the outfit was ready for “unconditional” talks with the state and the Centre as it wants peace.

The leader who identified himself as KLO ‘assistant general secretary’ Pradeep Roy alias P.N. Koch spoke over phone from an undisclosed location.

SFs arrested one KYKL cadre, Koijam Nimai Singh (53), at Manaingkhol area in Imphal West District. Four live rounds of 5.56 mm and a SANSUI mobile phone with three SIM cards were recovered from his possession.

SFs arrested one PREPAK Over Ground Worker, as Huidrom Deban alias Yambung (45), at Upokpi area of Imphal West District.

CM, Mukul Sangma said that the GNLA can also be part of the agreed text settlement if they agree to come under the ambit of their parent organisation, the ANVC.

CM, Mukul Sangma has denied having links with ANVC-B and termed the allegation made by the outfit’s political secretary against him as malicious and distasteful.

ANVC-B claimed that it never filed any FIR over missing cadres with the administration. The outfit has also stated that there was a strong possibility that one of the four cadres killed by Police at Daren Agal on January 11 may have been its ‘political secretary’ Ajaju R Marak. So far none of the four bodies have been identified and no family member has come forward to claim them.

Thirteen members of ‘Naga armies’ from NSCN-KK have joined NSCN-K.

NSCN-KK has suspended one of its cadres, ‘Razou Peyu’ [Assistant Commissioner] Vumkholam, indefinitely for indiscipline and misuse of ‘government property’. According to a release by ‘kilo affairs’ of NSCN-KK, the suspension order has been issued as per the recommendation letter received from the ‘Regional Administrative Officer (RAO) of the ‘Kuki region’.

70 Bru tribals from at least three villages in Mamit District have fled to Tripura or taken refuge in nearby villages for safety after  MZP, a powerful students’ union begins a mass voluntary search operation from January 14. The exodus took place from at least three villages including Damdiai, Tumpanglui and New Eden in the past few days as Bru families fear a repeat of the 1997-Bru-Mizo ethnic violence.

January 15

A 35-year-old man, believed to be a SPO of Chhattisgarh Police, was stabbed to death by suspected militia members of the CPI-Moist during a cockfighting event near Kommanapalli village in Dummugudem mandal (administrative unit) in Khammam District close to the inter-State border with Chhattisgarh.

A CPI-Moist cadre, identified as Hemla Baksu (35), was arrested from a forest under Jangla Police Station limits in Bijapur District during a joint search operation.

Meanwhile, three alleged Maoist couriers, including a village headman, were arrested from Raipur District while they were allegedly carrying ammunition for Maoists.

A special court issued non-bailable warrants against 12 Pakistan nationals wanted for their alleged involvement in the 26/11 terror attacks case.

The posters, now being displayed at many Police Stations, beat chowkies and important junctions, also have the photograph of Indian Mujahideen's (IM) arrested ‘India operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal.

The Karnataka Police moved to Patiala House Court in New Delhi seeking custody of IM ‘India operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal in connection with the April 17, 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case.

A Delhi court sent a suspected LeT operative, Mohammad Rashid to judicial custody till January 21, 2014.

According to BSF data, there has been an increase in narcotics smuggling, especially heroin in International Border in Punjab sharing with Pakistan.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command Lt. General Sanjiv Chachra said that major challenge was ahead for the Army in the J&K in 2014, in view of forth-coming elections and also in the wake of pull out of foreign troops from Afghanistan while the militants reaching in J&K via Nepal are posing a major security threat.

Sanjiv Chachra said the talk of withdrawal of the AFSPA from J&K was "pre-mature", even as the state's political parties mounted their opposition to the law.

ULFA-I executed one of its leaders accusing him of involvement in activities detrimental to the group. ULFA-I’s Arunodoi Asom said the executed leader, Partha Asom alias Partha Pratim Gogoi, was the ‘assistant finance secretary’ and an ‘operational commander’ in the outfit.

A cadre of UTLA-SK Thadou was killed and three others injured in an attack by a rival ULTA-Robert Singson in between Leingangpokpi and Phaital in Imphal East District.

Unidentified miscreants exploded a bomb outside the private residence of Nambol MLA Nameirakpam Loken, located at Sangaiprou in Imphal West District. No casualty was however reported.

Two Mizos, Sanglianthanga and Lalzawmliana, who were abducted along with a non-tribal, Deep Mondal, by the Bru militants and the NLFT on November 23 2013 were released. The trio was abducted by NLFT and BNDFM from the abandoned Chikha anti-poaching camp inside Mamit district's Dampa Tiger Reserve on the Mizoram-Bangladesh-Tripura border. Police said the three persons were held captive inside Bangladesh for 55 days. Deep Mondal, who worked with a private telecom company, has not been released yet, a senior state Police official said."The released hostages and their guides are likely to reach the Mizoram-Bangladesh border by Friday. They were kept in a forest in Bangladesh as the abductors feared the state police might make a rescue attempt," the official said.

State Government officials said that around 250 Reang tribals, including women and children, have fled to Tripura from nearby western Mizoram,."Out of fear and because of prevailing tension, around 250 tribal people have fled to Tripura from nearby Mamit district in western Mizoram Monday and Tuesday," North Tripura District Magistrate Prashant Kumar Goel told  by phone. He said: "Tripura officials have immediately rushed to Kanchanpur along the Tripura-Mizoram border (195 km north of Agartala) and Mizoram officials are also coming to the areas where the refugees are now staying. Officials of both the states would persuade the refugees to return to their villages in Mamit district."Goel said that he has already talked to his Mamit district counterpart and requested him to take appropriate steps to take back the tribals to their villages -- Damdiai, Tumpanglui and New Eden.

Tension was prevailing in Reang-dominated villages in Mamit district over the kidnapping of three people Nov 23, 2013 by the NLFT militants, aided by suspected Reang militants.

After the exodus of about 900 Bru tribals from Mizoram to neighbouring Tripura in the last three days, the Mizoram administration has agreed to provide security to Bru families in the western part of Mizoram to prevent more Brus from leaving Tripura. This decision was taken at an officer-level meeting at Kanchanpur in North Tripura on Janaury 15.North Tripura District magistrate and collector Prashant Kumar Goel said, "About 247 Bru families comprising 900 people from three villages of western Mizoram have fled to Tripura in the past three days." Following this, the district administration held urgent meetings with their Mizoram counterpart for safe repatriation of the families and action to prevent fresh exodus.

January 16

In the Dumaria Police Station area of Gaya District, Manohar Bhuyian, alleged to be a cadre of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested by the police during the ongoing anti-Maoist operation.

Mumbai Police recently issued new posters of the terror suspects who fled from a jail at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh on October 1, 2013.

Security Force personnel arrested two persons from a forest in Kotagarh Police Station area in Kandhamal District bordering Rayagada District following an encounter with the cadres of CPI-Maoist.

Security Force personnel recovered an that had been planted on a road in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum District.

Four persons were arrested along with FICN at Kulgoria area of Bardhaman District.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, who have allegedly been handling urban operations of the outfit, were arrested from Chhattisgarh's Kanker District.

Two junior-level cadres of the CPI-Maoist surrendered themselves to the District Police in Narayanpur.

Abu Faisal, the alleged chief of IM Madhya Pradesh module and his gang were holed up in a CPI-Maoist-infested forest in Odisha for more than a week after escaping from a prison in Khandwa District.

Central and State security forces have been put on high alert after massive movement of CPI-Maoist cadres was detected in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh.

BSF and Ferozepur Police have seized one kg heroin, a pistol and cartridges near the Border out Post (BOP) of Dona Telu Mal, close to the IB in Ferozepur Sector of same District.

A cache of arms and ammunition was recovered after a prolonged exchange of fire between Security Force personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

J&K DGP Ashok Prasad said a well-planned strategy has been chalked out to thwart militant attacks in the State.

The RNPC, the apex body of the Rengma Nagas in Assam, urged Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to immediately initiate a probe by the NIA into the recent violence in Karbi Anglong as well as the killings in Dimapur (Nagaland),. A representation, signed by RNPC ‘president’ Shahi K Rengma and general secretary K Solomon Rengma, stated that the Karbis have also accused the NSCN-IM of orchestrating trouble in Assam. They added that the allegation needs to be investigated since it relegates the sufferings of the Rengma Nagas and their decades-old agitation for political identity to the sidelines.

The ‘chairman’ of UTLA, S K Thadou, who was injured in an ambush at Jiribam in Manipur on Janaury 15, is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the SMCH. Sources in SMCH on Thursday said the injured militant leader's condition continues to remain critical. UTLA- S K Thadou is a SoO signatory.

Hundreds of people raised slogans against ULFA-I ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Paresh Baruah at ULFA's birthplace in Sivasagar as they escorted the body of the outfit's assistant finance secretary, Partha Partim Gogoi, who was executed Baruah's orders for 'conspiring with Assam Police" against the outfit.

The manager, Bharat Singh Rathore (48), of Pabhoi tea estate was abducted by militants from his bungalow in Sonitpur District.

Differences have begun to surface within the ranks of the ANVC-B with its new ‘political secretary’ accusing the group’s ‘chairman’ Rimpu N Marak and the Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of doing little to take the peace process forward. The accusation against Rimpu Marak by one of his own leaders appears to show the open rebellion taking place within the organization with even the ‘chairman’ himself recently claiming that a few other leaders such as Rangdo, Nado Marak and Ajaju Martak had left the outfit unhappily.

A day after DGP Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman displayed the Police FIR given by the ANVC-B to enquire into the disappearance of three cadres; the outfit on January 16 claimed that the FIR was fake. In a statement issued, ANVC-B leader Doang D Shira claimed that the cadres named in the missing report were still with the outfit when the police team attacked the outfit’s Edenbari camp.

The body of senior leader of the ULFA-I, Partha Pratim Gogoi, who was killed by his colleagues on January 15, was recovered in Upper Tiro village under Naginimora Police Station in Mon District.

MBDPF ‘president’ A Sawibunga alleged that a group of Mizo youths perpetrated violent against Brus living in Damdiai, Tumpanglui and New Eden villages on January 13, accusing the latter of maintaining clandestine relation with banned militant outfits. "They beat up the Brus and set at least 13 house on fire, forcing the Bru families to flee the place and take shelter in camps in Tripura," he alleged.

January 17

BSF has decided to set up ground sensors to pick up movement along the frontier in Punjab.

Left Wing groups abroad have stepped up support for the Indian Naxalite [Left Wing Extremism (LWE)] movement and their so-called people's war.

Meanwhile, three days after the arrest of three CPI-Maoist couriers, Chhattisgarh Police claimed to have narrowed down on a massive urban network of CPI-Maoists with the arrest of a businessman who was allegedly engaged in arranging supplies of ammunitions, electronic gadgets and also working as a mediator between industrial groups and Maoists.

The 14 alleged SIMI activists, who were arrested in a crackdown following arrest of two persons in connection with a plot to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi, while campaigning in the state in November, were further remanded to judicial custody till January 31, 2014.

NIA court allowed the plea by Karnataka Police and remanded IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal in its custody till January 28 in connection with the blasts at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in April, 2010.

A latest alert from IB says Pakistan's spy agency ISI has given a huge fund to IM and its associates, around INR 800 million to carry out terror strikes in India.

Gumla District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre from Baghima village in the District.

A sessions court at Khamgaon in Buldhana District (Maharashtra) upheld conviction by a lower court of a SIMI leader, Sayyad Wasimoddin, and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment for possessing literature and other items pertaining to SIMI.

IM is planning to abduct Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for release of its ‘India operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal who was arrested from India-Nepal border on August 27, 2013.

J&K CM Omar Abdullah said perception about his State needs to be changed as there has been a constant decline in infiltration as well as violence.

Sonitpur SP, Arabinda Kalita on the abduction of Bharat Singh Rathore (48), Manager of Pabhoi tea estate said, “We gather Adivasi militants were involved in the abduction and a search operation is on to rescue the tea estate manager”.

At least six persons were killed when suspected NDFB-IKS militants pulled down about a dozen persons from a bus and opened fire at them at Serfanguri in Kokrajhar District. An Assam Police official said the bus was on its way from Siliguri in West Bengal to Shillong when a group of armed militants intercepted it on NH-31 at Athiabari under Serfanguri Police Station.

SFs, in an encounter, killed a hardcore NDFB-IKS militant in Kokrajhar District.

The AANLA, currently in ceasefire with the Union and State Governments, on January 17 alleged Government apathy towards the problems faced by the Adivasis.

Director General of Police, Khagen Sharma said that the ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah is trying to regroup insurgent outfits and CPI-Maoist and might convene a meeting of the groups next week. The DGP said, the Government would like to see Paresh Baruah participate in the ongoing peace talks with the ULFA faction headed by Arabinda Rajkhowa. To a query on which subversive group was the biggest threat to Assam now, Sharma said, “The Maoists are the biggest threat. They have about 100 trained cadres in the state and many supporters.”

NSCA militants killed Tea tribe leader Niranjan Patra inside his house at Sekoni tea estate in Nagaon District. Nagaon Superintendent of Police Bibekraj Singh said preliminary investigations had revealed that the youths who killed Patra were known to the victim. The SP said three Adivasi youths of Patra’s locality had floated an outfit, Adivasi Tribal Force [ATF], in 2013 to launch an extortion drive. Soon after, they were arrested and after about three months, released on bail. Subsequently, they are suspected to have floated the NSCA”.

One NSCN-IM cadre, Hormi (30), who sustained injuries in a gun fight with ZUF cadres at Bhalok village of Tamenglong District on November 12, 2013 succumbed to the injuries at Shija Hospital in Imphal. Notably, three ZUF cadres were also killed in the gun fight.

South Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Chinmay P. Gotmare had a narrow escape from the attack of unidentified militants at Matcha Nokpante area in South Garo Hills District.

Suspected ANVC militants fired on the vehicle of an unnamed Government official who was travelling from Tura (West Garo Hills District) to Baghmara (South Garo Hills District). The official, however, escaped unhurt.

A top leader of Biswa Mohan faction of NLFT-BM's, Kwima Reang, surrendered before BSF in Agartala. He deposited a .9 mm carbine with ammunition and incriminating documents. BSF officials said Kwima joined NLFT in March, 2012. He was trained in various camps at Rangamati in Bangladesh.

Suspected militants belonging to Zakir Bahini, UDLA, abducted two traders, Nishith Das (27) and Tiklu Kumar Das (28), from Ramnathpur under Katlicherra block in Hailakandi District. Further, Security Forces were ambushed by militants when they reached the remote Boincherra village on the other side of Dholewari River on Janaury 18 morning.

Unidentified militants abducted a driver of a mini-truck and a labourer from near Kanglatongbi temple under Sekmai police station in Imphal West District.

The GHSMC has announced that it would resume its demand for a separate Garoland State on linguistic lines the decision for which was taken during its executive meeting held recently. In a statement issued in Tura the General Secretary of the GHSMC, Augustine R Marak however assured that it would not be organizing NCMs, picketing and other forms of strong agitations until the upcoming examinations and Parliamentary Election are over.

January 18

Militants opened fire on a ROP of CRPF on Hyderpora Bypass of Srinagar city of same District.

Suspected CPI-Maoist fired at an MI-17 IAF chopper at Chintagufa in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh carrying an Inspector-General of CRPF.

Two hand grenades and 26 live cartridges were found in a dustbin of a residential society on Rest Camp Road at Deolali Camp in the Nashik District.

The Panchayat (local bodies) elections in the three mandals (administrative unit) of Visakhapatnam District, which could not be held in July-August 2013 due to the CPI-Maoist threat, went off peacefully.

Militants opened fire on a ROP of CRPF on Hyderpora Bypass of Srinagar city of same District.

NDFB-IKS militants attacked Muslim villagers, killing one Imran Ali, and injuring four others in the Panbari area of Chirang District.

Suspected NDFB-IKS militants killed Bishom Sharma, a Hindi-speaking barber, near his salon at Harisinga in Udalguri District.

NDFB-IKS militants shot at and injured a trader, Bikram Rai, at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

The KLO has said that they are not ready for tripartite talks with the Government of India and the reports appeared in certain newspapers could be the sinister design of Government to create mistrust among the community.

Unidentified assailants exploded a hand grenade at the residence of one Moirangthem Indrasana alias Indrasen in Thoubal District.

SFs arrested one KCP-MC cadre, Haojam Kiran Meetei (25), while conducting a search operation at Ningthoukhong Awang Khunou in Bishnupur District.

In a follow up operation at Kumbi and Saiton villages in Bishnupur District, three more cadres of the KCP-MC, Oinam Sobha Singh (55) Wahengbam Nokulchandra Singh (43) and Thongbam Umakanta Singh (39), were arrested. One CPU which is used for printing demand letters of the KCP (MC) was recovered from the possession of Thongbam Umakanta Singh.

January 19

CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on a Police patrol party in the Shiv Mandir hills near Bijepaar armed outpost (AOP) under Salekasa Police Station in Gondia District but they fled after security forces retaliated, a senior police official said. However, nobody was injured in the exchange of fire.

BSF personnel seized one pistol, one magazine, seven rounds, one country-made pistol, a mobile phone and a Pakistan SIM card along with 17 kilograms of heroin valued INR 850 million after an encounter with Pakistani smugglers on the Indo-Pak border in Punjab's Amritsar District.

Most of FICN in circulation is printed in government-controlled printing presses in Pakistan and the ISI has a major role in it. "On the behest of ISI, the FICN are printed in government-controlled printing presses at Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Lahore and Peshawar.

Pakistan Army has re-activated the BATs along the LoC opposite twin border Districts of Poonch and Rajouri with a view to commit some action in the forward areas.

NDFB-IKS militants shot dead a trader, Gaur Kundu (38), at Mangolchora bazaar under Bogaribari Police Station of Dhubri District.

Security sources have reportedly admitted that among all the active militant groups in Assam, the NDFB-IKS has the strongest presence on the ground and the cadres of the outfit are also well trained. Sources revealed that the outfit has strong presence in the areas along the border with Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh and around 100 of its members are operating within Assam.

Assam DGP, Khagen Sarma, stated that the ISI is behind the unification bid of Northeastern militants. DGP, Khagen Sarma said, “It is the Pakistani ISI and other external forces that are behind the fresh initiative taken by ‘commander in chief’ of United Liberation Front of Assam (anti-talks) to form a common force on all the insurgent groups based in Northeast to fight Indian security forces.” 

The State Government will intensify action against the NDFB-IKS in the BTAD by carrying out joint Army-Police Counter-Insurgency operations in the aftermath of the sudden spree of killings in the Bodo belt. Assam Parliamentary Secretary (Home) Atuwa Munda said the decision was taken at a meeting of the Unified Command held in Guwahati on January 19 in which the security scenario of the State was reviewed.

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ordered intensification of operation against NDFB-IKS in coordination with Army and CAPF.

Reacting to the Manipur-based UNC, the apex body of the Nagas in Manipur, threat of agitation, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Shambhu Singh issued a stern warning to the outfit saying it will not tolerate any disturbance of national projects, Trans Asian Railway line and 400 KV power grid transmission line in the State. The Joint secretary ruled out any immediate talks with the Naga outfit.

South Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Chinmay P. Gotmare said that he would send a security assessment report to the Government.

Four persons who were abducted by suspected KNF-N militants were released at Koirengei in Imphal West District. All the four persons were abducted from a work site from Singda in Senapati District. Sources said they were asked to pay INR 10 million.

SFs arrested a woman cadre of KCP, identified Naorem (N) Athokpam (O) Bandana Devi (42), from Khongman Zone II in Imphal East District. Two .9mm calibre pistols and 17 live rounds were recovered from her possession.

ANVC-B 'commander-in-chief' Mokus Marak alleged 'nexus' between the Chief Minister and ANVC 'chairman' Dilash Marak.

The ANVC has urged all militant groups operating in Garo hills to come forward to participate in the peace process.

January 20

Yasin Bhatkal, IM 'India operations chief', has reportedly confessed before Bangalore Police about his involvement in many terror activities, including the blast at Chinnaswamy stadium in 2010.

Bombay High Court recused itself from hearing confirmation of death penalty awarded to IM operative Himayat Baig in the German Bakery blast of February 13, 2010.

One top HM commander, identified as Javed Ahmad Mir alias Javed Salfi, was killed in an encounter with Police in Qazigund area of Anantnag District.

One top HM commander, identified as Javed Ahmad Mir alias Javed Salfi, was killed in an encounter with Police in Qazigund area of Anantnag District.

Two troopers of CoBRA battalion were injured following a gun battle with CPI-Maoist cadres who had opened fire in the jungles of Chintagufa Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh while the SFs were on search operation.

Huge quantity of arms and ammunition were sized from Bhanupratappur area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh on the instance of Maoist couriers who were arrested by Raipur Police.

Huge quantity of arms and ammunition were sized from Bhanupratappur area in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh on the instance of Maoist couriers who were arrested by Raipur Police.

Surrendered CPI-Maoist leader Gumudavelli Venkatakrishna Prasad alias Gudsa Usendi feels the time has come for the CPI-Maoist to reshape its strategies and course of action failing which the party will continue to suffer reverses.

Four IEDs were recovered in a Gomia forest in Bokaro District of Jharkhand during a joint operation.

The ABMSU observed 24-hour bandhs (General strike) in the BTAD in protest against the NDFB-IKS attacks in the State. Also, the AABYCP a 36-hour bandh from 5 AM on January 20 protesting the killing of Hindi- speaking people by NDFB-IKS.

The ABMSU observed 24-hour bandhs (General strike) in the BTAD in protest against the NDFB-IKS attacks in the State. Also, the AABYCP a 36-hour bandh from 5 AM on January 20 protesting the killing of Hindi- speaking people by NDFB-IKS.

MCP-M called a 12-hour bandh (general strike) on January 26 which will commence from 5 am on January 26.

Alleging increasing crimes in the area, nearby villagers of Loitang Khunou Spinning Mill, where cadres of a militant KCP group under Suspension of Operation (SoO) have been lodged at a camp of Security Force personal, demanded shifting of the cadres from the area on January 20.

UNC has clarified that the Republic day (January 26) is not being boycotted. A peaceful abstention from participating in the Republic Day has been called by the UNC besides other civil actions to demonstrate the displeasure of the Nagas in Manipur over the alleged wilful insult to the Naga people and to the democratic process of dialogue, it said in a press release. To register our protest against the provocative statement of the Joint Secretary, MHA, the civil action of a peaceful rally scheduled to be held in all Naga District Head Quarters on the 23rd January, 2014 has been cancelled and would be replaced by a total 12 hour shut down from 6 am to 6 pm on the same day i.e. 23rd January, 2014.

The West Garo Hills District administration will announce a magisterial probe on January 21 on the recent encounter at Darengagal, near Chunmati Dobasipara, where four cadres of the ANVC-B were killed. West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi on January 20 said, "After sending reports to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), we were waiting for their directive. So far, we have not received any directive. However, we will formally announce a magisterial probe tomorrow."

State Minister for Roads & Bridges and Parliamentary Affairs Kuzholuzo (Azo) Nienu on January 20 called for a consultative meeting and a threadbare discussion on ways to tackle the influx of illegal immigrants into the state.

Over 2,423 Bru (Reang) tribals, including women and children, belonging to Reang tribe in Mizoram, have taken shelter in Tripura.

An official in Agartala said, "Over 2,423 men, women and children comprising 368 families late Sunday evening took shelter in four villages in Tripura," a Tripura relief department official told .He said: "Civil and top police officials of Tripura government have rushed to the areas and officials from Mizoram government are expected to come to persuade the refugees to return their villages."Tension was prevailing in Reang-dominated villages in Mamit district of western Mizoram over the kidnapping of three people Nov 23, 2013, by the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) militants aided by suspected Reang militants.

January 21

A red alert has been sounded on Indo-Nepal border after intelligence reports of increased terrorist activities and IM's conspiracy to kidnap the Delhi Chief Minister, Arwind Kejriwal on Republic Day.

According to sources in the Police, JeM, LeT and IM have joined hands to disturb peace in UP.

BSF troops deployed in the area of BOP Naushera Dhalla in Amritsar shot dead three Pakistani smugglers and recovered 20 kiligram narcotics and ammunition.

In another incident in Ferozpur sector BSF recovered 16 kilogram heroin and ammunition during the search operation that followed the gun battle.

Delhi Police told a court in New Delhi that alleged LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda is involved in 33 terror attack cases between 1994 and 1998 in Delhi and other states.

Police said that divisional commander of the LeT is the brain behind killing of SHO of Chadoora area in Budgam District and arrested three militants who were responsible for his killings.

Militant outfit LeT supported the strike call on January 26 given by APHC-G 'Chairman' Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and a cache of arms was seized following a prolonged encounter between the SFs and the insurgents in the forests of Gudabeda and Nichebeda villages under the Koyalibeda Police Station limits Kanker District, Chhattisgarh.

Around 70 hand grenades and 25 live pipe bombs were recovered in a joint operation launched by CRPF and Bihar Police in Munger and Jamui Districts.

The decomposed body of a brick kiln owner, Santosh Sao (32), who was allegedly abducted by PLFI on November 25, 2013, was recovered at Topa Pahar in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

Police arrested a PLFI activist, Prem Paswan, in connection with the Santosh Sao case.

Police arrested a PLFI activist, Prem Paswan, in connection with the Santosh Sao case.

An NDFB-IKS 'release' alleged that the repeated killing of innocent Bodo civilians by the security forces had made the outfit restless. It warned security forces against "violating human rights and killings innocent civilians".

State DGP Khagen Sarma held a meeting in the conference hall of the Chirang SP office at Kajalgaon with top officials of the SSB, BSF, CRPF, Army and SPs of five Districts - Bongaigaon, Chirang, Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Goalpara to discuss measures to be taken against the militant groups active in the five lower Assam districts.

The KLO has threatened to target Bengali-speaking refugees in lower Assam and North Bengal areas, if SFs continue their alleged torture of Koch-Rajbongshis.

In a recent press release by the KLO 'general secretary' Kailash Koch, the organisation has threatened the Bengal and Assam governments that it might target refugees in north Bengal and lower Assam districts, if the alleged torturing of the Koch-Rajbongshi did not stop. Unless the Bengal and Assam Governments stop this and release the arrested people, we might be compelled to take action against Bengali refugees," the statement said.

SFs arrested a ULFA-I militant, identified as Raju Haloi, from the Guwahati city's Basistha area (Kamrup Metro). Police said that Haloi was planted there by ULFA-I's 'western commander' Drishti Rajkhowa to trigger a blast.

Suspected KLO militants shot dead a businessman, identified as Sudhangshu Sarkar (52), at Khukshi Bao Bazaar under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

Police arrested 'commander-in-chief' of KNLA,Ysong Bey, along with two other militants from a hideout near Diphu Railway Station in Karbi Anglong District. Police seized two foreign-made pistols of 7.6 caliber and three bullets from the arrested ultras, along with mobile phones and incriminating documents. According to Police, the other two arrested have been identified as Arjat Enghi and Tensing Ronghang.

The manager of Pabhoi Tea Estate at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur District, Bharat Singh Rathod, who was abducted from his bungalow in the garden on January 16, was released by his captors at Namara near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. NDFB-IKS is suspected to be behind the incident.

11 militant outfits of the North East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) and to observe a general strike.

In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.

SFs defused an IED in Jiri bazar of Jiribam Lamkhai in Imphal East District.

SFs arrested a RPF/PLA cadre, Maisnam Khamba (35), at Ngaikhong Khunou in Bishnupur District.

URF a conglomerate of five different factions of the KCP, 'home secretary' Ruhini Meitei categorically stated that none of its cadres were involved in any of the criminal and unlawful activities that took place at Loitang Khunou and surrounding areas in Imphal West District.

Various Tangkhul Naga bodies have announced their support to the 12 hours UNC bandh (General Strike) called on January 23 in all the Naga inhabited areas against the 'provocative' statement of Joint Secretary of (MHA) and to expedite the Alternative Arrangement (AA) demand of the UNC.

11 militant outfits of the North East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) and to observe a general strike.

In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.

Some armed persons targeted a non-Manipuri migrant scrap dealer in Sagolband area in Imphal West District. However, the targeted migrant workers escaped when the pistol of the armed person got jammed.

The State Home Minister Gaikhangam Gangmei warned some tribal militant groups that if they do not stop abducting innocent persons for extracting ransom there may be untoward incidents between the tribals and non-tribals. He said that of late there had been a spur of kidnappings in some hill areas. At the moment, five non-tribals are in the custody of some tribal militant groups. These persons should be released immediately without any condition.

Police commandos were bombarded by RPG explosions when they raided a hideout of the GNLA in remote Nanalbibra region of South Garo Hills District. There were, however, no casualties during the raid. The encounter took place after police teams launched a search operation to nab a large group of GNLA militants who had been collecting extortion money from coal trucks and quarries in Gare Nawak area of Nangalbibra region in South Garo Hills District.

The additional district magistrate DD Shira will head the magisterial inquiry into the alleged fake encounter which led to the killing of four ANVC-B cadres by Police on January 11 in West Garo Hills. The magistrate has been given four weeks time to complete the probe, the West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi informed over phone from Tura.

The ANVC-B claimed to have inputs and evidence of ANVC's contacts with GNLA, UALA and other terrorist organisations including the Pakistan spy agency the ISI.

South Garo Hills Police are investigating the sequence of events that unfolded on January 17 night in which militants fired and damaged an education officer's car and also reportedly targeted the South Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Chinmoy P Gotmare's official vehicle. Preliminary investigation has indicated involvement of the GNLA-F led by former 'finance secretary' Redding T Sangma.

SFs arrested a girl, Rettilish R Marak (19), for allegedly serving demand notes and collecting extortion money on behalf of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in Tura in West Garo Hills District.

11 militant outfits of the North East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) and to observe a general strike.

In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.

The two Mizo drivers who were abducted on November 23, 2013 returned to Mizoram after spending 60 days in captivity in the jungles of Bangladesh.

The two men, Sanglianthanga and Lalzamliana, were brought to Silsuri, a border village in western Mizoram. From there, they were brought to Mamit, said Mamit Superintendent of Police (SP), Rodingliana Chawngthu.Taxi driver Sanglianthanga of Mamit and truck driver Lalzamliana of Kolasib were jointly abducted by the National NLFT and Bru National Democratic Liberation Front of Mizoram, along with 25-year-old telecom professional Deep Mandal, a resident of West Bengal. Mandal is yet to be released.

11 militant outfits of the North East have jointly given a call to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) and to observe a general strike.

In a joint statement, CorCom, an umbrella organization of Manipur-based militant groups, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS,NLFT,KLO and HNLC have called upon the people of the region to boycott the Republic Day to fight together against the "colonial rule" of India. CorCom consists of KCP, KYKL, PREPAK, PREPAK-Pro, PLA and UNLF.

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla has said his Government is keen to take back the Bru refugees sheltering in makeshift camps in Tripura for the past 17 years. "We are always ready to take back the refugees from Tripura and rehabilitate them in their villages. Those refugees, who have returned to their villages, were rehabilitated and are living peacefully and satisfactorily," Lal Thanhawla told reporters on January 21.

January 22

The Union Ministry for Home Affairs has decided to send an alert to all the states and Union territories, seeking tighter surveillance and security at crowded places and vital installations in the run-up to Republic Day.

NIA Special Court dismissed the anticipatory bail petition of an accused in the Kasargod FICN case.

The Patna city Police of Bihar arrested a CPI-Maoist operative, identified as Mantu Paswan, when he came to meet his outfit's self-styled zonal commander in Patna Medical College and Hospital.

In a decision set to cause a flutter among Maharashtra Government officials, especially those working in the state's western parts, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court ruled that employees who never worked in tribal or Naxal affected areas should be posted there at least once during the course of their service.

SFs, in an encounter, killed a militant of ULFA-I in Goalpara District along the Assam-Meghalaya border. According to information, the encounter took place day after Police arrested an ULFA-linkman.

The 22-hour Kokrajhar District bandh (general Strike) call given by the All Assam Bengali Youth Students' Federation (AABYSF) in protest against the killing of a trader, Sudhangshu Sarkar (52), hit the normal life in Kokrajhar District.

In the wake of NDFB-IKS increasing its violent activities, the MHA has asked SSB to begin undertaking special counter-insurgency operations in the State and check the actions of the group. SSB has been asked to create a Special Operations Group (SOG) in its battalions which will take on the NDFB primarily in the Districts of Chirang, Udalguri, Kokrajhar and Baksa.

Central Government has warned the NDFB-RD that its cadres straying out of designated camps without approval would be treated on a par with militants from the NDFB-IKS.

JFA appealed to the people of the North East to defy the diktat of separatists and celebrate Republic Day on January 26. The JFA, in a statement, also urged various local press clubs, press guilds and other media organisations across the region to celebrate the Day.

Guwahati City Police's operations wing released images of two ULFA-I militants who they suspect have possible entered the city with explosives.

The URF, a conglomerate of five different factions of the KCP, announced a statewide bandh (general strike) from 12am to 5pm of January 26. A statement issued by the 'publicity secretary' of URF, Sanajaoba Meitei said that essential services would be exempted from the purview of the bandh. URF consists of KCP-MC, KCP-Military Task Force -Sunil Meitei, KCP-Chingkei Nganba, KCP-MC-Lamyanba Khuman and KCP-KK Nganba.

Amid a call by militant outfits in the northeastern region to boycott the Republic Day celebrations, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said people have always defied such diktats.

A year after the draft peace pact, a tripartite meeting among the ANVC and its (ANVC-B, the State and Central Government officials will be held on January 23 in Shillong to ensure that there is conducive atmosphere in Garo Hills before arriving at a permanent settlement. Top leaders of ANVC and ANVC-B, officials of the Home Departments of State and MHA will attend the meeting. The meeting will also scrutinize the ground reality after the draft peace pact was signed in January 5, 2013.

Student associations and NGO s in Mizoram issued a strong warning to a group of Bru rebels operating in the State. The group has allegedly been involved in abduction of Mizos and other non-tribal people working in the State. The student organizations and the NGOs said that such crimes in future would result in a major confrontation.

Troops of 37- AR arrested one arms dealer, identified as, H Hukato Laboh (34), in Dimapur District.During the operation AR personnel.

January 23

Two persons were arrested for circulating FICN with the face value of INR 35,000 in Chennai.

Pakistan's ISI has roped in IM to create mayhem during Republic Day by using magnetic explosive device for spectacular strikes.

SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre after a gunfight with Maoists near Todka village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

CPI-Maoist would soon find it difficult to launch surprise attack on camps of SFs in jungles of Chhattisgarh as the forces plan to acquire state-of-the-art ground sensor system that would warn them of any Maoist movement.

SFs arrested one KPLT militant, identified as Son Taro alias Bulet Taro, from the Langparpan area under Howraghat Police Station in Karbi Anglong District.

SFs arrested a KLO militant, Indrajit Roy alias Dabang, from Chhagulia in Dhubri District.

Tension prevails in and around Kokrajhar following the attack on a motorcycle rally taken out by the BPF's youth wing by some minority community youths at Monakosha village in Kokrajhar District. According to sources, some minority community youths attacked the motorcycle rally with lethal weapons and damaged a number of vehicles, besides injuring some Youth BPF members. Soon after the incident police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation. Four youths were arrested in this connection.

KPLT has called for a 96-hour Karbi Anglong bandh starting January 24 from 5 a.m. The bandh has been called to boycott the Republic Day celebrations in the district. In a statement, KPLT's 'acting general secretary' Ranam Lijang termed the "Indian Republic as worthless body and...should be viewed as black day. People should abstain from observing Indian Republic day".

The NIA has registered an open First Information Report (FIR) against ULFA-I under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

President of the BSS, Kameswar Brahma said the recent attacks by the NDFB-IKS and other militant groups in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas have tarnished the reputation of the Bodo community. "Acts of violence in the BTAD have also posed a barrier to the overall development of Bodos. All militants groups must act sensibly and shun violence in order for the Bodo community to be established as a force to be reckoned with," Brahma said.

A daily wage earner, identified as Pradip (14), escaped with mild injuries when suspected NDFB-IKS militants lobbed a grenade near a petrol pump at Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District.

Ten unidentified gunmen abducted two civilians, a head mason, Oinam Kellon (56) and a labourer, Thangjam Dillip (54), from New Boljang Lower Primary school in Sadar Hills under Saikul sub-division in Senapati District.

Two persons, Maibam Tomba (33), mini truck driver of Nepra Company and Thongam Shanta (40), who were abducted on January 17 by some Kuki suspected militants were rescued by a team of commando from Koubru Leikha in Senapati District.

Police retrieved a hand grenade from the courtyard of Dr Sachindra Laishram (40) located at Kwakeithel Makha Thokchom Leikai in Imphal .Dr Sachindra is a consultant of Shija Eye Care Foundation. Sources said a KCP-Nganba faction led by Nganba had served a demand note to the doctor to pay INR 500,000 to the militant outfit on December 16, 2013.

The 12 hours bandh (General strike) called by UNC at the Naga inhabited area of Manipur against the provocative statement of Joint Secretary MHA and also to expedite the Naga people movement for alternative arrangement outside the Government of Manipur had a crippling effect in Ukhrul district. There was total shut down of markets, transport service, offices, schools and colleges for 12 hours.

SFs arrested six cadres of the UNLF, including three women, during a search operation conducted, at Oksu under Lamlai Police Station in Imphal East District.

CM Mukul Sangma said that peace accord with ANVC would be signed at the earliest. "At the present pace and with the coming forward of other groups and splinter groups, final and lasting peace will shortly be ushered in the Garo Hills," Dr Sangma said while welcoming the outcome of January 23's tripartite meeting on peace pact. The CM said that certain modalities such as detailing the number of cadres and tabling an inventory of arms and ammunition must be completed for the process to move on.

ANVC-B 'Chairman' Rimpu Marak said, "We don't know when it is going to be finalized but it is going to happen soon, maybe another two months".

ANVC 'Publicity Secretary' Arist Sengsrang N. Sangma also said that the pact would be tabled in the upcoming Parliament session.

The ANVC-B has accused the Tura police of implanting IEDs and arms against the militant outfit on the outskirts of Tura where four ANVC-B cadres were killed in an encounter with the Police. ANVC-B 'Chairman' Rimpu Marak said, "We are not an armed organization and those IEDs and arms were planted against us.

Six men abducted Nokma (Village Headman) of Songsak Bonegre village, Kredinath M Sangma (41), in East Garo Hills District. His abduction is believed to be for ransom since he had recently obtained compensation to the tune of INR 7.8 million. Police have identified the abductors as a gang of dacoits numbering 6-7 who are going by the name of ANLCA.

One of Sumi Volunteers, Nipulo Chishi (19), injured during the December 28-30, 2013 confrontation between a group of people and cadres of NSCN-IM at Mukalimi village in Zunheboto District (Nagaland) died in Shillong (Meghalaya). He was shifted to Shillong recently after his condition deteriorated because of an injury in his abdomen.

Assam Rifles apprehended one FGN cadre, 'lieutenant' Yongnyu Phom, from Tamlu Village in Longleng District. The FGN cadre was involved in extortion and 'tax collection'.

January 24

Pakistan is printing FICN in government owned print factories, according to intelligence inputs received by Indian Intelligence organisation.

IM has sourced explosives for its bombs from at least three places in the country. The revelations were made by Intelligence agencies after analyzing transcripts of the chats between (IM) 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal with Riyaz Bhatkal. The transcripts also include alleged chats of IM operative Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi. The chats, sources said, indicate the IM did not always find it easy to source explosives.

Two days before the Republic Day, the CPI-Maoist announced its presence in Burdwan District of West Bengal by issuing an "open letter" calling upon the people to join them in overthrowing the Indian state through an armed struggle.

Two staff of a school, run by a private organisation have been kidnapped by CPI-Maoist cadres in Koraput District of Odisha.

CPI-Maoist leader and Spokesperson of 'Dandakaranya special zonal committee' GVK Prasad alias Gudsa Usendi has identified the attackers who carried out the Darbha massacre on May 25, 2013, killing the top Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh.

Two suspected ULFA-I militants were killed in a blast at about 7 kilometre from Umrangshu area in Dima Hasao District when the bomb they were carrying in a vehicle exploded. Umrangshu Police believe the two were on their way to Meghalaya from Lanka in Nagaon District. The Police have identified them as Sahabuddin and Aminuddin of Lanka (Nagaon District).

State Police announced cash rewards of INR 6.2 miilion for those who can provide information about 11 militants of the KLO and seven cadres of the NDFB-IKS. The KLO list includes four top leaders, 'commander-in-chief' Nityananda Sarkar alias Shyam Ray, 'general secretary' Keshab Barman, 'assistant organising secretary' Lal Chand Deka and 'cultural secretary' Digambar Rai alias Jibon Koch. Cash rewards of INR 500,000 each have been announced against the quartet while INR 300,000 each will be given for information provided on another seven cadres.

The Gauhati High Court asked the Central Government and State Government to clear their stand on granting ST status to the Koch Rajbongshi community within the next two months.

AKRSU 'president' Biswajit Ray asked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clear their stand on granting Scheduled Tribe status to the community and creation of Kamtapur on Republic Day (January 26).

SFs arrested a KPLT militant, Kensing Ronghang, from Karbi Anglong District.

SFs recovered two IED from Okshongbung and Kangvai area of Bishnupur District.

The KNF-N is all set to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) celebration of 2014 in five hill Districts of the state. KNF-N said their boycotting of the Repubic Day will be done "separately of our own excluding the CorCom (conglomerate of Manipur valley based militant outfits) or the collective bandh called by North East insurgent groups.

The KNF-N is all set to boycott the Republic Day (January 26) celebration of 2014 in five hill Districts of the state. KNF-N said their boycotting of the Repubic Day will be done "separately of our own excluding the CorCom (conglomerate of Manipur valley based militant outfits) or the collective bandh called by North East insurgent groups.

NNC-NA mourned the demise of Nipulo Chishi. In a condolence message, NNC-NA 'NGO kilonser' 'brigadier' LXK Achumi and 'MIP kilonser' Dr. Amento Chishi said Nipulo's love for the people was "highly acceptable" and would be remembered in the history of Sumi Tribe.

NNC-NA has opposed the use of alcohol and drugs as well as other illegal activities in the "nation". Appealing to the right thinking citizens to come forward and join hands and work under one umbrella, NNC-NA 'secretary' 'union Territory (UT)-I', K.T Zhimomi in a press release stated that every person both in political and religion should eliminate the social menace in the Naga society.

January 25

Maharashtra ATS, Pune unit is on the lookout for a man identified as 'Ibrahim' for allegedly supplying gelatine to IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal at Swargate in Pune District.

Police arrested four persons, identified as Abeed Khan alias Parvez, Sohail Khan alias Golu, Irshad Khan alias Raja and Quadir Hussain along with FICN with a face value of INR 92,000 from the premises of Bada Tajbagh in Nagpur (Maharashtra).

Army and Police launched a massive search operation at Nathal village near Kaleeth area in Akhnoor tehsil (revenue unit) of Jammu District following reports given by the civilians that they had spotted movement of four suspected militants.

Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC at Balakote area of Mendhar sub-sector in Poonch District.

Four Government workers including three panchayat (local self government institution) level staff and a PMRDF were taken hostage by CPI-Maoist cadres from Nakania village in Pirtand block in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

NSCN-K has observed that Arunachal Nagas now did not want to identify themselves as Nagas and has condemned the wisdom of their leaders in the strongest terms for the current state of affairs. In a statement, NSCN-K reminded that the tribes inhabiting Arunachal's Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts like Nocte, Wancho, Ollo, Tangsa, Tutsa and their subdivision into smaller groups residing on both sides of the international border formed the largest and biggest group among the Nagas of Eastern Nagaland. These tribes had played significant role in Naga political movement. However, due to vested interests, they do not now want to associate with the Nagas, it said.

SFs arrested three KPLT cadres, 'area commander of Diring area' Bijoy Terang, Robin Engti, Lawrence Terang, from Dolamara locality under Borpathar Police Station of Karbi Anglong District. SFs recovered one 7,65 mm pistol and few bullets, four mobile phone and large quantity of extortion notes from them.

SFs arrested one NSCN-IM militant and one overground worker of the outfit from Lodi Village of Dima Hasao District. The security men recovered one .9 mm pistol, three .9 mm live rounds and two mobile handsets with three SIM cards.

Public nabbed one NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Prem Kumar Basumatary (18), at Tungkurmari area under Sidli Police Station of Chirang District. SFs detected an IED near a culvert between Torbung Bangla and S Kolin village in Bishnupur District.

Acting on specific intelligence, SFs raided a meeting of top NSCN-K and NNC cadres being held in Nonei Part-V in Tamenglong District leading to the arrest of 'sergeant' M Ading Rongmei (37) of NSCN-K and Paujokdai Malangmei alias Jenchui (38) of NNC. One 7.65 mm pistol with 10 rounds, one .22 pistol with five rounds, one 7.65 SLR magazine with 10 rounds and five mobile phones were recovered from the arrestees.

Another operation was launched by SFs leading to the arrest of 'sergeant' John Yangemei alias Karin of NSCN-IM in Tamenglong District. One .22 pistol (US made) with five cartridges and two mobile phones were recovered from the individual, who reportedly came to Nonei in the District to collect extortion money.

One suspected KNF cadre was arrested along with arm and ammunitions by 43 Assam Rifles on January 25 from Buning Village in Tamenglong District. A source identified as one Mangkho Sitlhou alias Casper, a 'sergeant major' of KNF, from whom one AK Rifle and 12 live rounds have been recovered.

A meeting comprising of citizens from all the Districts of Garo Hills and NGOs of the region was held on January 25 to form the 'Unified Peace Movement for Garo Hills' to fight for peace within the region. The body will take up the clarion call for peace with people, Government and the anti-establishment outfits.

January 26

Worried over the proliferation of FICN and near perfect technology employed by counterfeiters especially for INR 500 and INR 1,000 notes, the government is planning the introduction of an anti-photocopying technology called Omron.

Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC at Kaman post of Uri Sector in Baramulla District.

CPI-Maoist cadres torched three trucks in Gumla District of Jharkhand for not paying the levy demanded by them.

SFs arrested two hardcore cadres of NDFB-IKS, Subaw Daimari and Agar Swargiary, from a hideout of Borthol locality of Karbi Anglong District. One A K 47 rifle with 21 bullets and one .32 pistol along with 2 magazines and 11 bullets were seized from their possession.

Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik appealed the underground militant groups to abjure violence and come to the discussion table to solve the issues for an overall development of the state.

An IED exploded at Abhoynagar area in the outskirts of Agartala city in Tripura West District. Police source said that the officials rushed to the spot shortly to find four unexploded IED in a dilapidated half finished construction site. However, nobody was injured in the blast.

On the occasion of the 65th Republic Day, J&K Governor N N Vohra observed that till a peaceful environment emerges the SFs shall continue to enforce constant vigil along the frontiers without lowering their guard.

SFs arrested three KNLA militants from different locations in Karbi Anglong District. Konglong Tisso alias Muzari and Joy Bey were arrested at Baghpani under Dokmoka Police Station. In another incident, Kangbura Bey was arrested under the Chokihola Police Station in the District.

Republic Day celebrations in Manipur were marred by four bomb blasts amidst high security measures after CorCom of six militant outfits called for a boycott of the day, Police said. However, no one was injured in the explosions.

CorCom has claimed it's the series of bomb blast on Republic Day morning at Babupara around 8 am, Moirangkhom around 9 am, Chingmeirong around 10 am and at Singjamei Chinga Makhong around 11 am. A press statement of the CorCom said that the series of blast was carried as part of the collective call of several outfits of the "WESEA region against the Republic Day celebration on January 26.

Militants ambushed an AR patrol team in Sajik Tamak area in Chandel District bordering Myanmar injuring two SFs personnel including a Major and a rifleman. The attackers first exploded an IED and rained bullets on a foot patrol team belonging to the AR 21 battalion.

Police in Mizoram have begun investigations against a Bru leader and a national newspaper that quoted him as saying Mizos had burned down more than a dozen Bru houses and assaulted members of the minority community two weeks ago. A senior Police Official from Mamit District in western Mizoram said investigators have found no evidence of Mizos burning Bru houses or assaulting members of the Bru tribe and is seeking replies from both the newspaper and the Bru leader.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two persons, identified as Deba Sodi and Erma Banjarni of Silakota village under Padia Police Station area in Malkangiri District of Odisha suspecting them as Police informers.

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a self-styled military company member who was allegedly involved in the Tadmetla (Dantewada District) incident in which 76 troopers were killed and carrying a cash reward of INR 100,000 on his head, were arrested after a prolonged gun battle in the forests between Kaika and Ghumra under Bijapur Police Station limits of Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh.

January 27

Delhi Police officially substantiated the claim in a trial court that IM is plotting to kidnap to secure IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal's release.

Police arrested a KCP militant, T.L.Omita Devi, from Katahbari area of Guwahati in Kamrup (metro) District.

Goalpara Police recovered a huge amount of arms and ammunitions used by ULFA-I (Independent) from the Assam-Meghalaya border in the Goalpara District.

Two abducted labourers, identified as Thangjam Dilip (54) and Oinam Kellon (56) were released from the custody of suspected Kuki militant at Sagolmang in Imphal East District. The two labourers were abducted for ransom by suspected well armed Kuki militants on January 22 from new Boljang village in Senapati District where the two along with some other labourers engaged in road construction were staying in their temporary hut.

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam has stated that the State Government will not accept any move that goes against the interest of the State during the upcoming tripartite talk between the UNC, State Government and the Centre. To discuss the Alternative Arrangement for the Nagas of Manipur outside the Government of Manipur pending a final settlement to the Indo-Naga issue, demand raised by the UNC, the next round of talk will be held at Senapati District headquarters on February 6.

The State Government has created a channel to bring GNLA to the negotiating table. While Governor KK Paul announced during his Republic Day (January 26) speech that the Government has offered the path of dialogue to GNLA, the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, went further ahead saying that an exercise is on to bring the outfit for talks.

Meghalaya got central clearance to form its very own special multi-task Police force, which will be called 'Special Force 10', to deal with internal security challenges ranging from militancy to disaster management. The strength of the force will be 1,795 including the supporting staff.

Home Minister Roshan Warjri also said, the 'Special Force 10' would not only be tasked with counter insurgency operations but would also be deployed to tackle riots, communal disharmony and various agitations.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said lack of response time rendered the Police less effective in tackling the challenge of suspected GNLA militants at Shallang in West Khasi Hills District on January 24. The militants engaged in rampant looting of coal laden trucks in West Khasi Hills and even challenged the Police to engage in a fight with them.

In the search operation that began on January 26 to rescue four abducted persons, one CRPF trooper died and 11 others suffered injuries when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered over 12 IEDs explosions in Pirtand block of Giridih District, Jharkhand.

Chhattisgarh Police paraded suspected CPI-Maoist cadre Badri Gawde, who claimed to have facilitated meetings between Delhi University Professor Nandini Sundar and other Maoists, before the media in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers at Kishtapur in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers at Kishtapur in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

In the wake of the CPI-Maoist posters appearing every now and then on heavy vehicles that ferry Uranium ore from Bagjata mines to Jadugora processing unit, in Seraikela-Kharsawan District of Jharkhand, the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd has expressed apprehensions over excavation work.

January 28

IM operative Hyder Ali Shaqoor is said to have been assigned the task of assassinating BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The IB further said that LeT is also part of the ploy and the duo have detailed plans to carry out the task.

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said that its decision to withdraw currency notes issued before 2005 was aimed at curbing counterfeits.

Four persons, identified as Saddam Faizuddin Shaikh, Nobakumar Ravindranath Biswas, Asadul Faijal Haq Jaman and a 17-year-old youth were arrested along with FICNs with the face value of INR 50,000 from Pune airport.

Ten persons were killed and eight others received bullet injuries when encroachers from Arunachal Pradesh opened fire with hand-made weapons in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District. Around 100 assailants, armed with guns and other lethal weapons, attacked the villagers, who have been camping there to protect those areas from further encroachment, and started indiscriminate firing at them killing those villagers on the spot.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs Joint-Secretary, Shambhu Singh, told television channels that the NDFB might have a hand in the killing incident in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District of Assam on January 29.

State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ruled out NDFB's involvement and stated that miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh were responsible for the killings.

Suspected hill based militants on January 28 fired two lethod shells under construction tunnel number 27 of the Jiribam-Tupul railway project under Noney Police Station in Tamenglong District. No casualties were reported in the attack.

Meghalaya's opposition NPP renewed its demand for resignation of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma in view of his alleged nexus with Garo Hills-based militant outfit ANVC-B besides seeking a CBI or NIA probe into the allegation.

A former Salwa Judum leader, identified as Bodhiram Machhi (55), was killed by Maoists in Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh.

Residents of around 500 villages in the Naxal-hit Jashpur District of north Chhattisgarh have taken a collective decision to help the Police in anti-Naxal operations.

Various alleged administrative and financial irregularities worth INR billion have been pointed out in the execution of development works in Bastar District by the State Accountant General, Chhattisgarh.

Various alleged administrative and financial irregularities worth INR billion have been pointed out in the execution of development works in Bastar District by the State Accountant General, Chhattisgarh.

Various alleged administrative and financial irregularities worth INR billion have been pointed out in the execution of development works in Bastar District by the State Accountant General, Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh while attending the inaugural function of 'Dronachary Bhavan' at Jungle Warfare College in Raipur, Chhattisgarh said the State would eventually win the war of jungle and added that Maoist violence and terror in Bastar region would soon come to an end as it ended in Surguja District of the State.

January 29

A pipe bomb was recovered from near the house of Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy in Puducherry.

In first case where Pakistan's involvement in printing of FICN has been nailed by forensic evidence, a NIA special court convicted all six accused.

LeT operative connected to 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Muzammil was convicted by a NIA special court in connection with possession of arms and explosives and plotting to execute terror attacks in Hyderabad on May 7, 2006, in which two persons were injured.

LeT operative connected to 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Muzammil was convicted by a NIA special court in connection with possession of arms and explosives and plotting to execute terror attacks in Hyderabad on May 7, 2006, in which two persons were injured.

Pakistan violated ceasefire by firing at Indian positions along the LoC in Balakote Sector of Poonch District. There were no reports of any casualties or damage on the Indian side.

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there was no "recent evidence" to suggest that Pakistan wants to negotiate a permanent settlement to the Kashmir issue.

Ten persons were killed and eight others received bullet injuries when encroachers from Arunachal Pradesh opened fire with hand-made weapons in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District. Around 100 assailants, armed with guns and other lethal weapons, attacked the villagers, who have been camping there to protect those areas from further encroachment, and started indiscriminate firing at them killing those villagers on the spot.

The Sonitpur District unit of the AAMSU took out a rally in Tezpur against NDFB-IKS attack on Policemen in the District.

Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parashar saying that the three NDFB-IKS militants involved in the ambush in Thalola-Laodangi have been identified as B Naihab, Chiju and Bishu and they are still hiding in Batachipur area. She added that a joint operation is going on to arrest the culprits.

The AABP demanded adequate security for over two million Bhojpuri-speaking people living in the State besides formation of development council.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs Joint-Secretary, Shambhu Singh, told television channels that the NDFB might have a hand in the killing incident in the Behali Reserve Forest area of Sonitpur District of Assam on January 29.

State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi ruled out NDFB's involvement and stated that miscreants from Arunachal Pradesh were responsible for the killings.

Sonitpur ASP-Security, Gulzar Hussain (37), and a Police Informer were killed while five Constables were injured as NDFB-IKS ambushed a patrol at Thalola in the Batachipur area under Dhekiajuli Police Station in Sonitpur District. Meanwhile, 'spokesman' of the NDFB-IKS, B R Ferenga has claimed responsibility of the ambush.

A mob later vandalised an office of the NDFB-PTF at Tezpur (Sonitpur District) and a cadre of the outfit was beaten up before he was handed over to the Police. The mob also shouted slogans against the NDFB.

The owner of a two-storey building, Raju Ali, in Sivasagar town (Sivasagar District) was injured when a crude bomb exploded. According to Police, Ali was arrested earlier in connection with extorting money in the name of ULFA.

The ULFA-I executed its 'cultural secretary', Anjumoni Saikia alias Dalimi Dutta, at the outfit's Myanmar camp recently. Director-General of Police Khagen Sarma said the Police have received unconfirmed reports of her death.

Referring to the ambush by the NDFB-IKS in the Thalola-Laodangi area under Dhekiajuli Police Station of Sonitpur District that left Additional Superintendent of Police (security) of Sonitpur District Gulzar Hussain dead and five other cops injured, the AAPA blamed the "soft attitude" of the state government towards militants for the incident.

Referring to the ambush by the NDFB-IKS in the Thalola-Laodangi area under Dhekiajuli Police Station of Sonitpur District that left Additional Superintendent of Police (security) of Sonitpur District Gulzar Hussain dead and five other cops injured, the AAPA blamed the "soft attitude" of the state government towards militants for the incident.

SFs arrested five militants of the GNLA, Lasting G Momin, Arnesh G Momin, Bosco Momin, Fedrick Rongrin and Jaro S Sangma at Dorangre village in West Khasi Hills District. SFs recovered two .32 pistols, two magazines along with seven rounds of live ammunition, three mobile phones along with three Indian SIM cards, 21 numbers of dry cells from the militants.

BSF troops of Kachuadogri Border Outpost in South West Garo Hills arrested one overground worker, identified as Kanu Koch of NDFB and ULFA while he was trying to crossover to Bangladesh in a stolen Bajaj Pulsar. Koch is also a linkman between two terror groups and is a resident of Sherpur District in Bangladesh. He has confessed of his membership.

BSF personnel arrested another Bangladesh national Muhammad Shamnoor Miah (25) while trying to cross over to India from Zero Point at Borsora in West Khasi hills District.

A meeting of major NGOs urged the Central and the State Governments of Mizoram and Tripura to ensure that all the inmates of the Bru relief camps in Tripura return to Mizoram by the end of February 2014. In a press statement issued in Aizawl, the NGOs namely, YMA, MHIP [Mizo Women's Association], MUP or [Mizoram Elders Association] and MZP [Mizo Students Federation] said "that the relief camps were breeding grounds for armed goons indulging in a series of murder, abduction and extortion."

A meeting of major NGOs urged the Central and the State Governments of Mizoram and Tripura to ensure that all the inmates of the Bru relief camps in Tripura return to Mizoram by the end of February 2014. In a press statement issued in Aizawl, the NGOs namely, YMA, MHIP [Mizo Women's Association], MUP or [Mizoram Elders Association] and MZP [Mizo Students Federation] said "that the relief camps were breeding grounds for armed goons indulging in a series of murder, abduction and extortion."

Scared of being forced to undergo abortion, a two-month pregnant woman Maoist and her husband surrendered before Police in Rajnandgaon District, Chhattisgarh.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dharmendra Yadav, was arrested from Pichhulia village of Aurangabad District, Bihar. The Maoist was wanted in connection with a landmine blast near Navinagar area in December 2013 in which eight Policemen were killed.

A senior CPI-Maoist leader, Anup Roy, was arrested by the Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police from the Sealdah area of Kolkata District, West Bengal.

January 30

Police team arrested one person, identified as Mohammed Musharuf, accused in connection with FICN racket in Rajkot (Rajkot District) of Gujarat.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra Police had arrested the accused on May 14, 2009 from near Star Cinema at Mazgoan in south Mumbai, after they received the tip-off that they were planning to exchange money.

Three SIMI operatives Safdar Nagori, Kamruddin and Mohamad Shafi were produced before three different courts in connection with old cases in Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh).

Arunachal Pradesh is cut off from the rest of the country as protesters in Assam blocked supply routes to the state in protest against killings. KMSS, which is leading the protest, blocked NH-52 at Borgang in Sonitpur District, which is the only lifeline to Arunachal capital Itanagar.

Arunachal Pradesh is cut off from the rest of the country as protesters in Assam blocked supply routes to the state in protest against killings. KMSS, which is leading the protest, blocked NH-52 at Borgang in Sonitpur District, which is the only lifeline to Arunachal capital Itanagar.

Out of 25 assorted weapons taken away by five cadres of KNO/KLA when they fled from their designated Samushang Camp (Imphal), SFs have recovered 18 weapons from Twichin village in Senapati District under Lamlai Police Station.

The brother of a Meghalaya legislator was abducted by suspected GNLA militants in South Garo Hills District, bordering Bangladesh, Police said. "Naga M Sangma, 39, the younger brother of Independent legislator Samuel M Sangma, was abducted by four suspected GNLA rebels about 7.30pm last (January 30) night from his house at Gasuapara area," Abraham Sangma, the District Police official of South Garo Hills said.

A two-day 'national assembly' of the NSCN-K began at its designated camp, Khehoi in Dimapur of Dimapur District.

NSCN-KK 'chairman' 'general (retired)' Khole Konyak addressed the inaugural session of the 'national assembly'. During his address, Khole said in the past God gave the Nagas the courage and patriotism to trouble the "mighty Indian Army" and that there was "complete unity among us." As the years rolled on, Nagas got new provisions of semi and automatic weapons from "friendly countries" however they had to encounter new adversary in the form of "our own brothers and sisters who had fallen prey to enemy's trap," he added.

A contractor, identified as Samarendra Bisoi alias Tinku (28), was arrested on the charges of supplying explosives to CPI-Maoist by Kalimela Police in Malkangiri District, Odisha.

A villager, identified as Manendra belonging to Uttar Pradesh, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres, on the charges of being a 'police informer,' near Nareli Ghat village of Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh.

The anti-Maoist movement in Jashpur District of Chhattisgarh got stronger with more villagers joining the group.

Chhattisgarh Police has claimed to have choked the main supply chain of weapons, medicines and other kinds of aid to Maoists operating from their stronghold in Bastar region of the State.

January 31

One militant was killed in a fierce encounter and other was arrested at Kangun village in Muran area of Pulwama District.

A suspected militant allegedly abducted a person, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Changa (35) from Sopore town of Baramulla District.

BSF recovered FICN having face value of INR 2, 00,000 and approximately two kg Heroin worth INR 100 million along IB in Brahman Bela area under Pargwal belt of Akhnoor tehsil in the Jammu District.

The ULFA-I confirmed the death of its 'council secretary' Dalimi Asom alias Anju Saikia. In a statement emailed to the media by ULFA-I's 'assistant publicity secretary' Arunoday Asom, the outfit claimed that Saikia had committed suicide. She had reportedly gone missing from an ULFA camp at an undisclosed place on January 5 and her body was recovered about 3 kilometers from the camp on January 19, the mailed statement stated.

Two hand grenades were found at the residence of Imphal Municipal Council Ward No 10 Councillor Salam Tiken (53) at Sagolband Sayang Kurao Makhong in Imphal West District.

Two cadres of the KRA-U, identified as Letgoulien Chongloi alias Kenedy and Janggouthang Chongloi alias JC Michael, were executed by their own cadres, a Police officer said. The rebels were accorded 'capital punishment' by senior cadres of the outfit for their alleged attempt to desert the organization's camp at a Kuki-dominated area in Senapati District and to form a separate faction.

A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested with cache of explosives from Palamau District headquarters, Jharkhand.

Kanker SP, Rajendra Das, informed that a joint team of BSF and District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Balduram Gawde (30), near Metabodli village in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

A Maoist, identified as Chain Singh Gond (40), a resident of Lohari, was arrested near the jungles of Lohari village of Kanker District, Chhattisgarh.

A Maoist, identified as Chain Singh Gond (40), a resident of Lohari, was arrested near the jungles of Lohari village of Kanker District, Chhattisgarh.

The two abducted school teachers were rescued and four persons of a criminal gang which had resorted to the abduction in the name of CPI-Maoist cadres for extortion and ransom were arrested in Koraput District, Odisha.

The Hassan Police of Karnataka conducted combing operations in villages of Sakleshpur taluk with platoons of the ANF.

Naxal Special Duty wing of the Dharmapuri District Police in Tamil Nadu seized 332 gelatine sticks and 600 electric detonators from the house of a farmer in Thonnaiyankottai near Karimangalam in Dharmapuri District.

Two cadres belonging to KCP-Lamyanba Khuman identified as Phijam Robi and Tensubam Hoyna alias Pari alias Shantikumar were arrested by a combined team of Imphal East Commando and the 40 Assam Rifle along with one Chinese Hand Grenade, two Magazine of 9mm Pistol and 15 live rounds from an unspecified location.

Suspected KPLT militants had abducted two buisneesman, Dhiman Choudhary alias Dhiman Lindo (30) [Karbi Anglong based] and Sudip Chanda (36), from Zerikingding area under the Zerikingding Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. KPLT 'publicity secretary', Nokmey Tungjang has, however, informed that the group was not involved with abduction of the duo.

February 1

A FATF report on money laundering and terrorist financing across the globe has revealed that India is one among five countries where the trade accounts of the diamond business are used to launder illegal funds amounting to millions of dollars.

A FATF report on money laundering and terrorist financing across the globe has revealed that India is one among five countries where the trade accounts of the diamond business are used to launder illegal funds amounting to millions of dollars.

SFs killed a 'commander' of KLO, Brindaban Rajbongshi alias Mukut Ray (22), at Nadangiri hill in Salakati of Kokrajhar District. Police said two other KLO cadres, including Samar Roy alias Rambo, escaped in the darkness.

An angry mob lynched a militant, Rahimuddin (38), belonging to militant group Zakir Bahini, a faction of the UDLA, at Boinchera in Hailakandi District. He later succumbed to his injuries at Hailakandi Civil Hospital.

SFs arrested four militants NDFB-IKS from Lahorijan area in Karbi Anglong District. Later, Police recovered several arms and ammunition from Hamren area in the same District. The recovered arms and ammunition were two AK-56 rifles, one pistol, three magazines and 33 rounds of ammunition.

The Rengma Naga organisations in Karbi Anglong District have reiterated their demand for the creation of RHADC through bifurcation of Rengma Hills from Karbi Anglong based on the original boundary of the Hills and Rengma Mouzas (a erstwhile term for revenue collection unit) with its headquarters at Bokajan.

Suspected underground militants lobbed a hand grenade at the residence of Agriculture Officer Soibam Ranjit of Sagolband Tera Lukhram Leirak in Imphal West District. But no one was injured in the blast.

Unidentified persons hurled a Chinese hand grenade at the residence of Dr Athokpham Lenin of Irom Pukhri Mapal Thangjam Leirak in Imphal West District.

Unidentified persons hurled a Chinese hand grenade at the residence of Dr Athokpham Lenin of Irom Pukhri Mapal Thangjam Leirak in Imphal West District.

Two militants of UALA demanded 'tax' from a civilian ended up in a hospital with injuries leading to the death of one of them in a botched extortion drive at Darengre village on the outskirts of Tura town in West Garo hills District. The deceased Sanjay Ch Sangma and Bijoy Ch Sangma were extorting money from their victim when villagers rushed in and caught both of them.

Police claimed to have arrested a senior CPI-Maoist leader close to central committee member Ramakrishna and who is allegedly involved in several attacks, including last year's ambush on a BSF convoy in which four personnel were killed.

Police claimed to have arrested a senior CPI-Maoist leader close to central committee member Ramakrishna and who is allegedly involved in several attacks, including last year's ambush on a BSF convoy in which four personnel were killed.

Suspected members of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a generator, transmission equipment and other apparatus at a cell phone tower of a private cellular company, at Pedaarlagudem in Dummugudem mandal in Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh.

A person identified as, Rokowulie was injured when an unidentified assailant fired at him on February 1 at his residence near G. Rio school junction High School colony in Kohima.

Naga Hoho (apex body of Naga tribes of Nagaland) opined that the NSCN-IM should openly admit the blunder particularly at the Sumi people for the crimes committed by its cadres and also for not complying with the demand of the Sumi Hoho (apex body of Sumi Tribes) in the aftermath of the December 21 incident.

Naga Hoho (apex body of Naga tribes of Nagaland) opined that the NSCN-IM should openly admit the blunder particularly at the Sumi people for the crimes committed by its cadres and also for not complying with the demand of the Sumi Hoho (apex body of Sumi Tribes) in the aftermath of the December 21 incident.

ACAUT has reaffirmed to stand by its October 31, 2013 resolutions on underground tax. ACAUT`s latest statement came after some businessmen in Dimapur market had revealed that a Naga militant outfit had served monetary demand letters to them few days ago. ACAUT held a meeting after BAN received complaints from its members about the Naga militant outfit`s extortion notes.

February 2

A divisional commander of HM, identified as Mubarak Ahmad Wani alias Major Saqib, was arrested by J&K Police and the CRPF in Hanji Dantar village near Anantnag town of Anantnag District.

The January 29 attack fatality along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border increased to 11 after the recovery of a dead body of a person identified as Lasu Mardi (65) from Chauldhua in Borgang in Sonitpur District.

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh for the Behali Reserve Forest killings continued and the protesters blocked the passage of goods trucks at Chariduar in Sonitpur District.

Two KPLT militants were caught by the villagers of Samelangso area under Samelangso Police Station in Karbi Anglong District. They were later handed over to the Samelangso Police Station.

DGP Khagen Sarma said operations against the NDFB-IKS would be intensified to put an end to the group's subversive activities in Sonitpur District. The DGP further said that a Police Station would be set up at Dikalmukh (Sonitpur District) near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh inter-state boundary. Construction of a border outpost at Behali reserve forest commenced. On the charge made by the CPI-ML alleging involvement of the NLCT of Arunachal Pradesh in the Behali massacre, the DGP said that operation would be carried out against NLCT as well.

'President' of the KNF-N, Napoleon, has denied the outfit's involvement in the various abductions in the State over the past few months. The clarification came in even as people of Charhajar, Sadar Hills staged a sit-in-protest on February 2 demanding the safe release of a man who was allegedly abducted on the midnight of January 31.

Police arrested two ANLCA cadres, Charles D Shira and Salman S Sangma from Mawiaban under Nongstoin Police station in West Khasi Hills District. Police said, the duo was involved in the recent abduction of Kredinath M Sangma, Nokma (village head) of Songsak Bonegre in East Garo Hills who is yet to be traced.

Police and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged gun fire near Kadhaikhodra village in Kanker District, Chhattisgarh.

A 36-year-old man, identified as Shivshankar Kavde, who allegedly worked as a Maoist courier, was arrested from Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh and a cache of ammunitions was recovered from him.

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres killed a JVM-P leader, identified as Kapildev Yadav (35), in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

West Singhbhum District Police of Jharkhand arrested two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres.

A pregnant CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Anita, alias Limbu Bodra, was arrested near Chakradharpur railway station in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

A pregnant CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Anita, alias Limbu Bodra, was arrested near Chakradharpur railway station in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

The HNLC issued a direct warning to coal traders doing business in Briwar, Samasi and Nongkhlieh areas of East Jaintia Hills District asking them to refrain from getting involved in land disputes. In a statement issued to the media, HNLC 'publicity secretary' Sainkupar Nongtraw said that the "show of strength by coal traders has given rise to various criminal activities which are affecting the normal life of the common people in the entire area."

Amid the allegation of politician-militant nexus, the Government is yet to fully probe an alleged case of Police-militant nexus involving the then Circle Inspector of Williamnagar, TC Chacko, who is currently posted as the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nongstoin. The UALA, a breakaway group of ANVC-B had alleged that with the support of the Government and Police higher ups.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and NPP leader PA Sangma, demanded an independent and impartial probe into the killing of four ANVC-B cadres including the 'political secretary' of the outfit, Ajaju Marak, who revealed the alleged nexus of Chief Minister, Mukul Sangma with ANVC-B militants.

The security agencies have come to the conclusion that the recent killing of eleven persons in the Behali Reserved Forest was a well planned attack. Sources said that some political leaders and influential persons of Arunachal Pradesh developed economic interest in the Behali reserved forest area and even a rubber garden has been set up in the disputed land.

February 3

A drug trafficking racket, associated with terrorist outfit HM, was neutralized in Nizamuddin area of South Delhi District in New Delhi as three traffickers were arrested with 10 kg heroin valued at INR 350 million.

An IM operative, Abdul Wahid Siddibappa alias Khan, said to be close to IM 'India operations chief', Yasin Bhatkal, was arrested by authorities in Abu Dhabi, according to Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

An IM operative, Abdul Wahid Siddibappa alias Khan, said to be close to IM 'India operations chief', Yasin Bhatkal, was arrested by authorities in Abu Dhabi, according to Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

According to a September 5, 2013 alert from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Azhar has challenged Advani through a speech in Pakistan posted on some social networking websites. "Tell me any safe place in India where JeM cannot reach" Azhar stated.

A SIMI cadre, identified as Juber, was arrested by The ATS from Nagori Mohalla in Mahidpur area of Ujjain District. 200 detonators, gelatin rods and explosive powder were recovered from his possession.

Jharkhand DGP, Rajiv Kumar, described the Maoists as the biggest internal security threat to the country, however also warned the Maoists that the SFs would leave no stone unturned to tackle them.

15 to 20 CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze vehicles in Ramgarh District of Jharkhand.

The ANLA militants, killed two people including one deserter, Ronald R. Marak and his nephew, Meghnath R. Marak. Police said Ronald R. Marak, a former 'finance secretary' of the outfit, was abducted in the night of February 1 from his residence at Wageasi (East Garo Hills District) and his nephew Meghnath R. Marak.

The whereabouts of the brother of a Meghalaya legislator abducted by GNLA rebels are still unknown, four days since the abduction. The GNLA has, reportedly, demanded INR 2 million for his release, even though the family members of the abducted coal exporter Naga M. Sangma (37) have denied receiving an extortion call.

The UALA has stated that the two armed men who were beaten by public at Darengre village near Tura of West Garo Hills District on February 1 leading to the death of one, during a botched extortion bid were not members of their armed organization. "There is no cadre of ours by the names of Sanjay and Bijoy Sangma. We do not encourage foreign nationals (Bangladeshi) into our organization," claimed UALA 'commander-in-chief' Singbirth Marak alias Norrok X Momin in a statement.

The economic blockade against Arunachal Pradeshby Assam based organisations entered its fifth day. The protesters blocked trucks at Borgang and Chariduar areas in Sonitpur District. The blockade has badly affected Itanagar (Capital of Arunachal Pradesh) and the East Siang, Upper Siang and West Siang Districts.

The AAGSU, the apex organisation of Gorkha students, imposed a total economic and road blockade on various National Highways leading to Arunachal Pradesh at Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat and Karbi Anglong in protest against the killings.

The Central Government told the Supreme Court that it has agreed to allocate INR 2.88 billion to the Assam government for updating the NRC across the State. It stated that already INR 0.25 billion has been released to the state government for preliminary work.

SFs arrested one cadre of PREPAK, identified as Yumnam Premanda and a former cadre of PLA, L. Basanta alias Akash , along with one 9mm pistol and five live rounds. Premanda was arrested from his residence in Kongba Uchekon Khonuo and Basanta arrested from Keirao Lairembi Leirak from his residence in Imphal East District.

SFs also arrested a cadre of the UNLF, identified as Tekcham Sushil alias Ingo alias Leirol from his residence at Heirongthong in Imphal.

The NSAB member P.C. Haldar said that the presence of CPI-Maoist in the Northeast has the potential to create serious "strategic security complications".

Unidentified militants opened fire on four persons killing three of them while one survived with a bullet injury at Nokrek Biospere hills in West Garo Hills District. One of the victims is said to be former politician and contractor, Rutherford R Marak of Araimile locality in Tura. The identity of the rest of the victims has not been disclosed.

The militants had earlier abducted the two persons from Sasatgre-Chandigre village on February 2. The militants initially frisked both captives and snatched a sum of INR 30,000 from the duo along with their mobile phones. The militants then ordered both captives to arrange INR 1 million each for their safe release.

February 4

Khalistani terror groups have now found a new ally in JeM 'chief' Maulana Masood Azhar to foment trouble in India and to keep alive their demand for a separate statehood.

Two persons, identified as Irshad (19) and Zafar Pathan (19), were arrested along with FICN with the face value of INR 16,500 from Afzalpur area of Mandsaur District.

A court allowed the Mumbai (Maharashtra) ATS to arrest IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar in connection with the July 13, 2011 terror attack in the Mumbai in which 20 persons were killed.

A Delhi court extended till February 18, 2014 the judicial custody of two suspected LeT operatives, identified as Rashid and Shahid, who were arrested from Mewat region of Haryana on December 17, 2013.

A school student, missing for the past one month, is suspected to have been abducted in the CPI-Maoist-hit Kandhamal District, Police said.

One CPI-Maoist cadre was injured and nine Maoists, including the injured cadre, were arrested as Police destroyed a Maoist training camp at Kandani village in Munger District of Bihar.

SFs recovered two local guns, called 'bharmar', 53 rounds of ammunition and an IED weighing 5 kilograms after an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in the Chintagufa-Bheji area of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

SFs arrested three ANLCA cadres, Twillson D Shira, Latu D Shira and Rikchi D Shira, from Dalbot A Village in West Khasi hills District. However, one more ANLCA cadre, Charles D Shira, managed to escape from Police Custody.

Two members of the FKJGP, a pro inner-line permit ILP group, were released on bail by a Shillong Court. The released duo identified as Eldie N. Lyngdoh and Reginald Thabah are the 'information secretary' and 'assistant information secretary' of the FKJGP central body respectively.

A youth, believed to be from Arunachal Pradesh, was injured after being attacked by a mob near Barjharani forest gate in Behali Police Station area in Sonitpur District.

The blockade of roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh, launched to protest the killings in Behali of Sonitpur District, entered the sixth day. Assam Home Secretary G.D. Tripathi told that though the blockade continues, some vehicles carrying fuel and other essential items crossed into Arunachal Pradesh with police escort. He said efforts are being made to persuade the protesters to lift the blockade.

A gunbattle ensued between NSCN-IM and combined rebels of NSCN-K and ZUF in Oinamlong village in Tamenglong District.

Explosive devices were recovered by the Police from Sagolband Tera lukram Leirak and Majorkhul areas in Imphal West District. In one such incident, a Chinese hand-grenade was found near the residential gate of SE of MDS Salam Roopkumar in Sagolband Tera lukram Leirak. In the Majorkhul incident, a team of Imphal City Police Station recovered a hand-grenade from near a mobile phone retail outlet.

The State Government delegation for the 7th round of tripartite talk involving Government of India on UNC demand for an AA for Nagas of Manipur pending a solution to the Indo-Naga peace talk scheduled on February 6 may be led by Industries Minister K Govindas.

Two prominent Kuki bodies, KIM [apex organization of Kuki tribes in Manipur] and KOHR have petitioned the Prime Minister saying that they would not accept any outcome of the proposed AA talk with UNC. Ahead of the proposed tripartite talks among the UNC, Central Government and Government of Manipur slated for February 6 at Senapati District headquarters.

KLO described the killing of its Kokrajhar District 'commander', Brindaban Rajbongshi, as a 'fake encounter' and called for a 12 hour bandh in 'Kamatapur'.

The RNHPF said peace can return to Karbi Anglong District only if the Rengma Nagas are given constitutional protection or a political identity separate from the Karbis. Claiming responsibility for the killing of nine Karbi youths at Pachaspura in Dimapur on December 27, 2013, the RNHPF claimed that one of them was a KPLT arms smuggler while six others were newly trained militants.

SFs intercepted a consignment of ammunition for small arms that was reportedly being transported for the GNLA 'area commander' Jackfruit Ch. Momin at Kherapara (on the road between Tura and Dalu) in West Garo hills District. SFs also arrested Chesrang D Sangma and Bardan Ch. Marak along with the consignment of 100 rounds (.32 ammunition).

February 5

One person, identified as Dinesh (25), was arrested along with FICN from Hyderabad.

A SIMI cadre, identified as Irfan, was arrested by the ATS near Ujjain city of Ujjain District.

A joint note prepared by UMHA and Punjab Police has revealed that there are over 30 Khalistani militants staying in the UK. The note, dated September 30, 2013, said that Jagtar Singh Tara, whose terror group Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) had claimed responsibility for RDX explosives recovered from a car in Ambala in October 2011, that was meant to target 1984 riot-tainted Sajjan Kumar, is the new face of Sikh extremists.

Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said in Lok Sabha that an early conclusion of 26/11 trial is major confidence building measure between India and Pakistan.

Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said in Lok Sabha that an early conclusion of 26/11 trial is major confidence building measure between India and Pakistan.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, Seetha Narasimhulu alias Johny Salam alias Janardhan, native of Damlonipally village in Kondapaka mandal in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh, surrendered before the Police in the District headquarters.

A tribal activist of an NGO, identified as Sadanand Hantal (25), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in the cut-off area of Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

BSF troopers of Purakhasia border outpost arrested one ULFA over ground worker, identified as Mebel Sangma, from Purnabazar village near Purakhasia Market under Dalu Police Station in the West Garo Hills District.

Naga Sangma, the younger brother of the MLA Samuel Sangma of Baghmara constituency, who was abducted by suspected GNLA militants from his home in Gasuapara, on January 30, was released unharmed in South Garo Hills District. The family has, however, denied paying any ransom to the abductors. A sum of INR 2 million was reportedly demanded by the GNLA for his release.

Police teams have made no breakthrough in the search operations taking place to locate the dead bodies of the three persons killed by militants in the Nokrek National Park of West Garo hills District on January 3. Unidentified militants opened fire on four persons killing three of them while one survived with a bullet injury at Nokrek Biospere hills.

Suspected militants belonging to NDFB-IKS abducted a businessman, identified as Anup Das, from Dukhungaon under the Runikhata Police Station in Chirang District.

The blockade of roads leading to Arunachal Pradesh launched to protest the killings in the Behali area of Sonitpur District, entered the seventh day on February 5 creating shortage of essential commodities in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly in the capital Itanagar.

CM Tarun Gogoi said that CPI-Maoist has entered into an understanding with the Northeastern region of India based militants as well as with Pakistan's external intelligence agency ISI to spread its network in the state. Tarun Gogoi added that despite repeated warnings on the issue from the State, the Central Government is yet to take act on the growing CPI-Maoist threat in the State.

CM Tarun Gogoi said that CPI-Maoist has entered into an understanding with the Northeastern region of India based militants as well as with Pakistan's external intelligence agency ISI to spread its network in the state. Tarun Gogoi added that despite repeated warnings on the issue from the State, the Central Government is yet to take act on the growing CPI-Maoist threat in the State.

A youth, identified as A. Shepao was beaten to death at Senapati District Head Quarters allegedly by NSCN-IM cadres.

A combined team of the Imphal East and Imphal West Commandos arrested two cadres of the PLA, identified as Langbaljao Palmei Kabui and Nanda Kamei from Sawombung Khunjao Bazar in Imphal East District. Two 9mm pistols along with 15 live rounds and two mobile phones were also recovered from their possession. According to a source, the two were working under the PLA 'commander' Nilakanta alias Jishu alias Meira.

Two KYKL cadres identified as 'sergeant major' Ningthoujam Ibomcha alias Tomchou and Kuman Tondon alias Dinesh and a UNLF cadre identified as Heman Aboialias Wangamba surrendered before the 6th AR of Red Shield Division in an unspecified location. Sources also said that the three had surrendered along with three pistols.

Kuki Inpi Manipur (Apex body of Kuki tribe) said the outcome of UNC's tripartite talk at Senapati, in whatever form, will not be accepted by the Kukis since the objective behind the talk is purely for disintegration of Manipur as well as disturbance of peace and tranquility among the major ethnic tribes of the State.

Major civil societies in Mizoram asked the Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath to delete the names of Bru voters who were in six Tripura relief camps if they do not return to Mizoram during this month (February). A leader of the Central Committee of the YMA said that the Joint Memorandum was submitted to Sampath through the state CEO Ashawni Kumar. The memorandum stated, that the Brus left Mizoram and migrated to Tripura on their own will and refused to return on some pretext. If they do not return during this month, their names should be deleted from the Mizoram voters lists.

The MHA will soon constitute a high-level team, comprising representatives from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, to probe into the January 29 violence in Sonitpur District's disputed Chauldhua area.

February 5-6

Suspected Naga underground cadres armed with sophisticated weapons fired at the Tupul (Tamenglong) railway line construction site in Tamenglong District, forcing the security personnel to reiterate, after midnight during the intervening night. After exchanging fire for few minutes, the suspected militants slip away, informed a source.

In a joint operation launched by 37 Assam Rifles (AR) and 11 AR in Medziphema in Dimapur District, one 7.65mm pistol, six live rounds of ammunition, one magazine, three gelatine sticks, nine detonators and about 200 grams of lead pellets were recovered.

February 6

Two landmines, one gun, medicines, two swords, banners and wires of Maoists were seized from Gumudaput jungle of Koraput District of Odisha during joint combing operation by personnel of BSF and Bandhugaon Police Station.

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze four bauxite-laden trucks near Sudikona village under Bishunpur Police Station in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before West Bengal Police along with their arms in an unspecified location.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Mukka Mandavi and Ayata, were arrested from a forested pocket of Dharba Police Station in Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

The UNC has stated that the seventh tripartite talk and first round of political level talk held at Senapati District focusing on its primary agenda of AA for the Nagas in Manipur outside the State Government and pending a final settlement to the ongoing negotiations between the NSCN-IM and the Government of India was cordial and positive though the Government representatives were tightlipped on the issue.

The UKLF has categorically stated that political leaders of any political parties should be welcomed if they have a plan to visit Manipur.

The bodies of an abducted contractor, Rutherford Marak and two unidentified men were recovered at Darechikgre between Daribokgre and Sakalgre villages in West Garo Hills District on February 6. According to Manseng, the militants shouted slogans in the name of ANVC-B while taking Rutherford along with them. However, the outfit, in an email to media houses, had denied their involvement in the abduction and killing.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as 'sergeant major' Sohaisula Brahma alias B. Swrji (33), from Nakhuti of Bokajan area in Karbi Anglong District.

Businessmen and local residents of Lanka area (Nagaon District) started an economic blockade against the two hills Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao at Lanka citing the failure of SFs in rescuing abducted businessmen from the area.

The 12-hours bandh (General Strike) called by the KLO, in protest against the killing of its cadre Brindaban Rajbongshi (22) in Kokrajhar District, passed off peacefully.

Joint Secretary-Northeast at Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Shambhu Singh, was greeted with a demand for a separate State for Karbi community in Diphu of Karbi Anglong District on February 6. The Karbi Anglong unit of Indian National Congress, Hill State Democratic Party (HSDP) and the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS) moved Shambhu Singh, separately demanding Hemprek Kanthim, the separate state for Karbis. HSDP also submitted a memorandum to Singh demanding quick action in executing the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS), permanent rehabilitation packages for former UPDS cadres and withdrawal of criminal cases against them.

Assam based organisations protesting against the Behali killings lifted the blockade of roads to Arunachal Pradesh at Borgang and Chariduar in Sonitpur District. The organisations called off the blockade after submitting a four-point charter of demands to the administration and serving a 20-day deadline for their fulfillment. The blockade had stated on January 30.

A committee of the ruling DAN met a team of the NSCN-KK to push forward the ongoing reconciliation process between Naga militant groups. The committee will next meet the NSCN-K, followed by the NSCN-IM, the NNC and the FGN.

Imphal East District Police Commandos arrested a cadre of PREPAK, identified as Haorungbam Rishijen alias Lakpati alias Khagemba Meetei along with a 9mm pistol and a magazine containing three live rounds from his residence at Lilong Chajing in Imphal East District.

The Bus Association of Senapati, Kanggui and Motbung ceased passenger service for two days due to monetary demand of INR 500,000 to the associations by suspected KNO/KRA. The Association which is not in a position to pay the demand of the organization ceased the service due to fear, said a source.

Leaders of Kuki militant organizations which have entered into the SoO pact with both the Centre and the State Government have left for New Delhi to press the Central leaders for initiating political dialogue, their long-standing demand.

The MHA has deployed a central Police force along the Assam-Arunachal border following the killing incident of January 29 in Sonitpur District of Assam. "There is this possibility. They Songbhijit faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-S) might try to establish a foothold in the region. Some other outfit might want the people to let them live in the area on the condition that they would protect them," said Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary, North East, MHA.

29 AR personnel arrested one NSCN-KK cadre, identified as Akato Zhimomi from an unspecified place and seized one .22 pistol with a magazine and four live rounds from his possession.

Troops of 29 AR, reportedly arrested two alleged arms dealer along with one 7.65 mm pistol and one magazine with two live rounds of 7.65 mm on February 6. Assam Rifles stated that the two accused identified as Motsuthung Lotha and W James Singh, were handed over to West Police Station, Dimapur.

February 7

The Centre has renewed the ban on SIMI under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for another five years, saying that if its activities were not curbed, it would reorganize its activists and threaten the integrity and security of the country.

Renewed efforts have started to obtain the custody of an alleged LeT operative, Usman Ghani Khan alias Abu Anas from Saudi Arabia.

Jammu and Kashmir Policeman Khurshid Alam, arrested on January 20, 2014 made revelations in his disclosure statement which have forced sleuths to speed up investigations into HM modules in India.

The Maharashtra ATS while taking custody of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar alias Shakir alias Daniel alias Haddi alias Tabrez on February 5, for his alleged role in July 13, 2011 (13/7) Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blats, focused on two points in court: they intend to find out the source of hawala (illegal money transaction) money sent for the blasts and to establish that Yasin was a key IM man whose custodial interrogation was required.

The Western Naval Command conducted a review of the coastal security of Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra.

A hi-tech vessel traffic management system was inaugurated at V O C Port in Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu).

A special MCOCA Court situated inside the Arthur Road Jail granted bail to one accused, Mushtaque Ahmed in the Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case of 2006.

CPI-Maoist called for a complete Jharkhand bandh to press for the release of Maoist prisoners who have completed their terms.

The 24-hour bandh call given by CPI-Maoist crippled normal life mostly in rural areas of Bermo (Bokaro District) and Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, two from Prakasam District and one from neighbouring Chhattisgarh State, surrendered before the Police in Ongole in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh due to ailment besides being disillusioned by the extremist movement.

An Army booklet, which contains all the necessary and detailed information about how to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), was recovered by Police during an anti-CPI-Maoist operation carried out in the forest of Haveli Kharagpur in Munger District of Bihar.

Around 50 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the camp of a road construction firm at Mohanpur Misroliya village under Sakra Police Station limits of Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.

South Garo Hills Police have uncovered a close nexus between the ANVC-B outfit and the GNLA-F that is preparing to float a new organization called the UPRA. Police uncovered the close links between the GNLA-F led by Reding T Sangma and the ANVC-B after a camp of the latter was busted near Mindikgre (South Garo Hills District) in the morning of February 7.

West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi has asked Additional District Magistrate (ADM) DD Shira to complete the inquiry into the incident in which four ANVC-B cadres were allegedly killed during an encounter with Police on the outskirts of Tura in West Garo Hills on January 11.

A person identified as Wonson Horam (35) of Dimapur, Nagaland was shot by some NSCN cadres, injuring him.

Two executives of the Lakhimijan Tea Estate in Jorhat (Assam) District were allegedly abducted by suspected miscreants from Nagaland.

Sitting MLA of Trinamool Congress, Th Shyamkumar, escaped assassination attempt in Imphal West District, when suspected militants fire at his vehicle.

The UKLF has urged contractors within its jurisdiction to maintain quality while implementing developmental works under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

SFs arrested four suspected GNLA militants, identified as Sohidul Islam (28), Babul Hussain (27), Ismail Hussain (25) and Shahjahan Ali (31), from Karbala area in Goalpara town (Goalpara District). SFs recovered two 7.65 mm automatic revolvers, two 7.65 mm country-made pistols, nine rounds of live ammunitions, one vehicle, four mobile phones, eight SIM cards and some incriminating documents from them.

AASM, an organisation representing non-Karbi of Karbi Anglong District, urged the MHA Joint Secretary, Shambhu Singh to send a study team to assess both the present and future conditions of the non-Karbis if Autonomous State is created comprising the two hill Districts of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.

MPP asked the State Government to disclose the agendas of the tripartite talk involving Central Government, State Government and UNC held on February 6 at Senapati town at Senapati District.

The UNC has asked the abductors of Island Tangkhul village secretary Mathotmi Chahong at the earliest to avoid any undesired consequences. 45-year-old Mathotmi Chahong has been abducted by armed men suspected to be KNF-N militants, from his home.

31 AR troopers arrested a NSCN-IM cadre, 'khapur' Likok Yanger, from Tsutapela Gate in Longtho of Mokokchung District.

CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an explosion inside an abandoned house at Kadrukhuta village in Nawadih block of Bokaro District, Jharkhand.

February 8

Maharashtra ATS identified IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal as having extensively surveyed Police establishments and religious institutions in south Mumbai, apart from Juhu Beach and a branch of the fast-food chain McDonald's located at the Andheri (West) railway station, for the July 13, 2011 (13/7) serial blasts.

A self-styled 'commander' of CPI-Maoist, identified as Naresh Paswan, was arrested from Kadhautia Bazar under Shikarganj Police Station area in East Champaran District of Bihar.

Three CPI-Maoist cadres of National Park Supply Dalam (armed squad) were killed in a joint operation by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh Police near Bada Kakler village under Pharasgad Police Station in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Suspected PLFI cadres killed a businessman, identified as Sohrai Sawansi, in Pidihatu village under Murhu Police Station area in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

The CRPF battalion stationed in Gumla District of Jharkhand organized a 'civic action plan' programme at Silam village of Raidih block.

SFs killed two militants belonging to the GNLA at Barjhara area along the Assam-Meghalaya border under Lakhipur Police Station in Goalpara District. SFs also recovered one .9mm pistol, one 7.65mm pistol, one satellite phone, one watch phone, live bullets, blank cartridges and two mobile phones from them.

SFs arrested an unidentified Manipur based militant of UTLA from Haflong in Dima Hasao District.

The MBDPF on February 8 declared that repatriation of refugees from Tripura to Mizoram would not be possible unless three basic demands are not fulfilled. The basic demands are: financial assistance to each family should be enhanced from INR 90,000 to INR 150,000, free ration for two years and allotment of land under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006.

PLA militants killed an AR trooper and injured three others near Nambasi village under Chasad Police Station in Ukhrul District. The personnel were on a road opening patrol in the mountains when the militants detonated a powerful bomb. The dead AR trooper was identified as Mehta.

The 11-hour bandh (general strike) imposed by URF to boycott the visit of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Manipur on February 8 evoked a mixed response in the State. While the markets across the Imphal city wore a deserted look, others at the outskirt of the Imphal city and other Districts of the state remained unaffected.

A US made hand grenade was found lying inside the residential courtyard of a merchant navy at Khagempali Pankha, Imphal West District.

Four over ground workers of the PREPAK were arrested by a team of the Imphal east police commandos along with two 9mm pistols and five live rounds, one .38 pistol with nine live rounds and three mobile phones from their respective residences.

Furious mob ransacked the regional office of NSCN-IM, Shepoumaramth Region in Senapati District headquarter following the killing of a civilian identified as one A Shepao, from Makhrelui village of Senapati town brutally beaten to death allegedly by NSCN-IM cadres.

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio after his five-day visit to Myanmar, said his visit was to promote peace, better understanding and development. Nagaland Government has been urging both the Governments of India and Myanmar to focus on the suffering of Nagas in Myanmar, said Rio and appreciated Myanmar for giving recognition to the Naga community there and constituting the Naga Self-Administered Zone.

The EDBA, said it was 'very concerned' that despite the ban based on the people's mandate, NSCN-IM was 'selling calendars in its jurisdiction.'

Around 30 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the camp office of a private road and bridge Construction Company of Shashi Kumar Singh, leader of ruling Janata Dal-United, at Phulwar village under Banjariya Police Station in East Champaran District of Bihar.

February 9

DRI officials arrested two persons, identified as Sajebul Sheikh and Alam Sheikh from a bus at Maithi toll plaza on NH-57 near Muzaffarpur (Muzaffarpur District) and recovered FICN with a face value of INR 3, 98,000 from them.

The interrogation of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar alias Tabrez revealed that after the July 13, 2011 (13/7) incident, the accused went on to procure 4 kilograms of explosives containing RDX (Research Department Explosive) for more terror strikes.

CRPF Deputy Commandant Nihil Alam and Constable Rajiv Rawat were killed and ten others suffered serious injuries when Maoists triggered a blast and fired at a team of security personnel near Bhejji in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.

SFs arrested a militant belonging to AANLA, Amar Singh Karmakar alias Amar Gogoi (29), from Deberapara area of Mariani in Jorhat District. The arrested militant was giving extortion threats to ONGC's gas gathering station number 1 located at Khorghat area, along the Assam-Nagaland border, under Uriamghat Police Station in Golaghat District. SFs, in an encounter, killed an over ground worker of GNLA, identified as Kraibing Sangma at Mitapgre village in Chokpot region of South Garo Hills District.

The troops of 30 Assam Rifles of 9 Sector AR under the aegis of IGAR (South) launched an operation at Pangai and apprehended one PREPAK. The apprehendee was identified as Konjengbam Narendra alias Dumba.

Chhattisgarh Police have arrested five CPI-Maoist conduits, part of an urban network, from their native places under Bhansi Police Station limits in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Chhattisgarh Government has decided to setup a 'district' and an 'additional district' court in Narayanpur and Dantewada Districts respectively.

Evidence of CPI-Maoist presence in Kerala was established following the recovery of a pair of uniform allegedly being worn by CPI-Maoist cadres in Wayanad District, Kerala.

Referring to LWE-affected Districts in the State, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur said that a total of 10 Districts are hit by "red-sponsored terrorism" which has hampered development in these areas.

February 10

IM top operative Yasin Bhatkal during interrogation said that he and his accomplices had recced the McDonald's Andheri outlet twice with a terror attack on their mind in 2008 because the place is always crowded but was discouraged by the CCTVs and security.

Security Forces recovered a 9mm pistol and lethod bomb from Heinoukhong Lamkhai near the Inganglok stream at Heirok village in Thoubal District. The arms were packed in a black plastic bag.

One hand grenade was found at Sagolband Moirang Leirak Machin, Imphal West District, at around 5.30 am.

KSDC resolved to reiterate its resolute demand for a separate Kuki state while undertaking that Kuki people will never bow down under any circumstance till a Kuki state is created. The KSDC in its general body meeting at the state capital resolved unanimously to start poster campaign and mass mobilization including 'nation tour' to enliven and reinstate the legitimate demand of the Kuki people for creation of a separate Kuki state.

CRPF recovered acid bulbs, chargers, megaphones and around 1680 bullets of .22mm rifle from a CPI-Maoist hideout during a search operation in Gaya District of Bihar.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Milap alias Nilap alias Nilam (28), was arrested during a search operation conducted in the forests of Durgkondal in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

February 11

The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with a case pertaining to the January 17, 1994 recovery of explosive substances in Delhi's Malviya Nagar area.

A MCOCA court dropped charges against a prime accused, Firoz alias Hamza Abdul Hameed Sayyed, in the August 1, 2012 Pune (Maharashtra) blasts case.

Army Chief General Bikram Singh called the infiltration matter from Bangladesh border a matter of "grave concern" and a threat to national security.

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told the Lok Sabha, that Indian hinterland continues to remain the prime focus of Pakistan-based terrorist outfits, particularly the LeT and the IM.

Parliament was informed that FICN worth INR 1.07 billion have been seized in three-and-half years till June 2013.

Unidentified militants detonated a crude bomb at a petrol pump in Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District damaging the pump's meter machine. There were no casualties.

Police from Mendipathar in North Garo Hills District raided a jungle hideout of militants near Damas and confiscated four crude bombs, two factory made detonators along with some incriminating documents. Police strongly believe the hideout belonged to the UALA headed by Norrok X Momin.

Ashish M Sangma, the Project Director of the District Rural Development Agency in South Garo Hills escaped unhurt when suspected GNLA-F fired at his vehicle at Rongdotchi area in South Garo Hills District, Police said. No one was injured in the attack.

The Central Government has sanctioned four companies of additional forces for counter insurgency operations in Garo Hills. Sources from the State Government said that the four companies would be used exclusively for counter-insurgency operations in Garo Hills.

With the home department banking on deployment of additional forces to tackle insurgency, the Acting Chief Secretary Barkos Warjri, said, "Force is not the only means to tackle militancy as there are also other means including development initiatives, creating social awareness and launching confidence building measures for the people".

The State Police has indicated that it has obtained some vital leads from the ongoing investigation into the execution of three civilians who were killed by Garo militants inside the Nokrek National Park in West Garo Hills on February 3. "Police are working on the matter and have got some leads which can only be revealed at a later stage," official sources said.

After the ANVC-B submitted the list of cadres to the Police, the State Government is planning to rehabilitate the militants, around 150 of them, in camps to be opened shortly. Though the list of around 150 cadres was submitted, the ANVC-B cadres are yet to handover the weapons to the Police.

Militants exploded a grenade inside the house of the superintending engineer of Manipur Development Society, Salam Rupa Kumar at Tera area in Imphal West District. However, no fatality or casualty was reported. Monetary demand from the official was the reason behind the explosion, sources said.

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) Political Affairs Committee (PAC), on February 11, demanded that the State Government impose "total ban on all forms of illegal taxation in the state carried out in the form of entry tax, wholesale tax, retail tax, syndicates, commission agents etc. on essential commodities to rescue the people from the clutches of unbearable miseries." Reiterating that over 16 years of "Indo-Naga" political peace talk has failed to provide any signs of breakthrough, the committee urged the government of India and the negotiating parties to arrive at an early settlement without any further delay.

Train services were disrupted in lower Assam region due to the 12-hour railway blockade call by the ABSU at Basugaon Station in Chirang District, demanding resolution of the 'Bodoland' issue. The blockade was later reduced to six hours after the ABSU received a formal invitation from the Central Government for the third round of tripartite talks on February 21. Apart from the ABSU, leaders of allied organisations like the NDFB-PTF, BPPF, UDPF, PJACBM also took part in the blockade.

State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain stated that the State Government is committed to resolve the problem of insurgency without seeking any political mileage. "A total of 234 NDFB-IKS cadres have been apprehended since 2013, while 29 have died in encounters with police and security forces. Police also seized 73 firearms, nine bombs and 68 grenades during the period," he added.

State Government admitted that over 1,300 families, who were affected during the Bodo-Muslim clashes in the BTAD in 2012, were yet to be rehabilitated. In a written reply to the State Legislative Assembly, State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister, Prithibi Majhi said that a total of 18,823 families lost their houses completely, while 999 houses were partially damaged.

CRPF troopers recovered four IEDs weighing 3 kilogram each from Barwadih area in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Two landmines planted by CPI-Maoist were recovered during combing operation by the personnel of the CRPF from Nishikhal jungle under Tikiri Police Station limits in Rayagada District, Odisha.

February 12

After the RBI issued guidelines to return currency notes printed prior to 2005 by March 2014, Pakistan's ISI have started making efforts to pass FICN printed prior to 2005 into the Indian border.

Police arrested two persons, Sukhpal Singh and Ravi Khan and seized FICN with a face value INR 3, 17, 000 at Kothe Rohi Lopo village under Nihal Singh Wala sub-division of Moga District.

The NIA arrested an accused, Shihab H.K. from Bushra Manzil in Kanhangod town of Kasargod District. He is the seventh accused as per the FIR in Thaliparamba FICN case.

The Maharashtra ATS officers claim that wanted accused Waqas Ahmed was not the only Pakistani roped by IM for India operations as with most IM operative being arrested, the outfit has done a lot of recruitment of Pakistani nationals.

During the interrogation of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar, Police learnt that they had conducted recce of Goa beaches before 13/7 triple blasts. "While Yasin had conducted a recce once, the second reconnaissance was carried out by Waqas and Asadullah. Goa beaches were on their target list because they were frequented by foreigners," said another ATS officer.

IM is planning to carry out terror strikes at several historical and religious sites in Bihar like Nalanda and Bihar Sharif.

NSCN-K has withdrawn assignments of its five members, who were assigned to collect "national subscribe taxes", for 'not working honestly' and failing to submit 5 percent 'tax' and 'business tax' during 2013. In a press release, NSCN-K 'deputy kilonser' (minister) A. Langkhuh Konyak stated that withdrawal Azha (order) came into immediate effect in all four Districts of ENPO areas i.e Mon, Tuensang, Kiphire and Longleng with regard to "Naga National subscribe taxes."

A group of senior GNLA leaders led by former 'finance secretary' Reding T Sangma have broken away from the outfit's military 'chief' Sohan D Shira and formed their own organization christening it ASAK. The 'commander-in-chief' (C-in-C) of the new outfit, Reding T Sangma, gave in detail the reasons for parting ways with Sohan D Shira. He blamed Sohan for the fratricidal killings within the GNLA group and for targeting other 'revolutionary' outfits like the ANVC-B and the Norrok X Momin led UALA making them sworn enemies.The new outfit ASAK, which literally means the vanguards of Garoland has named its headquarters as Grikram.

The State Government has till date dispatched copies of 15 Acts relating to influx out of a total of 52 to the pro- ILP pressure groups for their perusal. Earlier, the Political Affairs department had asked the pro-ILP pressure groups to provide the names of all the 52 Acts which were sought by them during the January 15 meeting with the Government.

Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh told Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) that CPI-Maoist are trying to set up organisational bases in the North-east to forge ties with other insurgent groups to meet their military needs and the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border has emerged as another theatre of Maoist activities.

A three-member team of JACAS met with MHA officials at North Block, New Delhi on the issue of Autonomous State consisting Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts of Assam.

Unidentified men abducted one person, identified as Pintu Aditya (24), of Basugaon in Chirang District.

The tripartite agreement signed between three valley based militant outfits, the State Government and the Government of India has completed one year. During this one year, leaders and cadres of the outfits experienced many trials and tribulations, said a joint press release issued by Taibanganba of KCP-MC, Athouba KYKL-MDF and Lanheiba Meitei of URF.

A NSCN-K cadre, Wangdon Wangpan, surrendered before the Police and District administration in Longding District. He joined the outfit in 2010.

Advisor of the MNPF and six other cadres of the same outfit were arrested by troops of 24th Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi (Chandel District) along Imphal-Moreh highway. Apart from advisor and former MNRF 'chairman' Khasao Shimray, 'defence secretary' and PRO Joy Kasung and civil PRO Khangam Kashung have also been arrested. In addition to the three leaders, four others were also arrested.

Two landmines planted by CPI-Maoist on a road passing through Muraliguda Forest under Motu Police Station limits in Malkangiri District of Odisha were unearthed by personnel of BSF.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bachandeo Yadav, who was involved in the killing of the then Munger SP K C Surendra Babu was arrested from Banka forest (Banka District of Bihar), by a joint team of CRPF and Bihar Police.

An assessment prepared by JIC Chairman Ajit Lal, titled as "Left-Wing Extremism: Trends in 2013," has warned of resurrection of a CPI-Maoist in the near future due to poor counter-Maoist efforts by the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar Government.

371 Policemen (including Central Armed Police Force and State Police) died in Naxal violence since 2011, according to the Union Ministry for Home Affairs.

Naxals have been extorting money to the tune of INR 1.4 billion annually from contractors, businessmen and corporate houses besides their front organisations are suspected to be receiving foreign funds clandestinely, Minister of State for Home R.P.N. Singh informed Rajya Sabha.

Karnataka Home Minister K.J. George said that the Government was giving priority to recruiting Police personnel in the State.

On talks with the CPI-Maoist, George said the Government was ready to talk to the Maoists if they wished to join the mainstream.

Chhattisgarh Government said that 43 people, who were part of the urban network of the CPI-Maoist, were arrested in the State during past five years.

Medziphema Police arrested one extortionist, Asu Nchang alias Namhutkia (57), from Jalukie B Village under Peren District. The arrest was made after police received a complaint from citizens of Medziphema town (Dimapur District) that some of them were harassed and threatened by an unknown extortionist making demands over phone since December 2013 for payment of INR 500,000 from them.

February 13

The ATS will be Goa's exclusive investigative agency to register FIR and investigate terrorism related cases, as declared. The ATS will investigate cases in respect of offences relating to the Official Secrets Act, 1923, the Explosive Substances Act 1908, the Arms Act, 1959 and the Foreigners Act 1946, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967, the Information Technology Act, 2000.

SFs killed two unidentified IK Songbijit faction of NDFB-IKS militants near Aiepowaliat Runikhata in Chirang District.

State Government on February 13 charged its counterpart in Arunachal Pradesh with carrying out "some activities and implementing some schemes" at Behali area in its territory. Issuing an official statement at the ongoing State Assembly session, Environment and Forest Minister, Rockybul Hussain said, "Though the Behali Reserve Forest is inside the Assam border, Arunachal Pradesh is doing some activities and implementing some schemes there."

An explosion took place in under construction campus of the NIT, at Langol in Imphal West District, when suspected militants lobbed hand grenade. No casualty was reported in the blast. Police suspect the bomb attack related with monetary demand from the contractor engaged in the construction and development of buildings and infrastructures of the NIT campus.

the newly-floated Garo militant outfit the ATF has demanded equal 'tax' as its counterpart, the GNLA from the Traders of Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District. ATF 'area commander' of East Garo Hills, Mikkim Arengh said that the GNLA had been receiving huge amounts of money as 'taxes' from the traders of Williamnagar adding that it too deserved the same treatment from the traders.

The ANVC-B has said that initiative is still on to reach out to several groups for lasting peace in Garo Hills.

MHA has referred the text of the draft settlement agreement to be signed with the ANVC, a ministry official said on February 13. "We have submitted the draft settlement agreement to be signed with the ANVC to the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the final approval," Shambhu Singh, joint secretary (northeast) in the home ministry said. "Once the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs gave its sanction to draft agreement, the Centre will finalise the date for final signing of the peace accord with the ANVC," he said.

Alleging that seven persons, allegedly involved in killing of nine Karbi people whose bodies were recovered in the Pachaspura area near Chemukedima in Dimapur District in January, were hiding at the NSCN-IM headquarters at Camp Hebron in Dimapur District, the CFMG asked the organisation to hand them over to the Police.

After NCD paved the way by resolving that the words "under the aegis of Naga Council" would no longer be used for ACAUT and in the light the February 13 resolution at the public rally organised by CCCTA in Dimapur District, ACAUT media cell has announced that it would henceforth be named as ACAUT Nagaland.

Nagaland Government constituted the three-member HPEC on January 4 to probe into the recovery of nine bodies from Pachaspura area, Chumekedima, Dimapur, while the Nagaland Home Department said the HPEC has been constituted along with Police investigation of a SIT, which has identified seven NSCN-IM cadres behind killings.

CPI-Maoist has been ranked fourth among the top 10 most active non-state armed groups in 2013, according to study released this week by IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre.

Frequency of Left Wing Extremists holding jan adalats (people's court/Kangaroo courts) has gone down considerably in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

After simultaneous CPI-Maoist led hunger strikes by 1,100-1,500 prisoners across central and District jails in Palamu, Hazaribagh and Garhwa Districts last week, the Jharkhand Sentence Review Board has recommended the release of 53 lifers who have completed 14 years.

In the backdrop of intelligence report regarding life threat to Kannur range (Kerala) Inspector General of Police (IGP) G. Suresh Rajpurohit, who oversees the anti-CPI-Maoist operations in the State, the Police have strengthened his security.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Advisor T.K.A. Nair visited the CPI-Maoist infested pockets in Chhattisgarh and praised the efforts taken by the State Government to deal with the Maoists.

Based on specific information about the movement of armed individuals in Gholapatti, Dimapur District, 29 AR personnel launched an operation in the wee hours of February 13 and arrested two persons moving in a car, identified as Andrew N Yepthomi (27) and Hoto Chishi (27) along with one .22 pistol along with a magazine. 

February 14

Police arrested six persons with FICN worth INR 11,500 while they were trying to sell the notes to a vendor in Jaipur.

Three residents of Nelnar, about 40 km from the District headquarters of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, have been killed in an incident which the family and other villagers say is a fake encounter, an allegation rubbished by the Police, who called the three as CPI-Maoist cadres.

Police in Hazaribag District of Jharkhand arrested the 'area commander' of the JPC, breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, identified as Sushiljee alias Ranjan Kumar at the Bahimar Chowk under the Katkumsandi Police Station.

Also, based on specific inputs regarding extortion by miscreants in Chumukedima in Dimapur, 37 AR arrested one extortionist identified as Zasiratuo Doze. According to a press release, during the operation, the individual and his car, one .22 pistol along with one magazine, two live rounds and other miscellaneous items were also recovered. 

February 15

An Arunachal Pradesh based militant outfit, NLCT has claimed the responsibility for the attack in Behali Reserve Forest in Sonitpur District of Assam and said that the attack was in retaliation to "illegal eviction carried out by Assam in the area". In a statement, the outfit warned that more blood-shed could be seen in that area. The outfit also said that the Central Government as well as the Governments of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh were not interested in finding permanent solution to the boundary dispute.

Two unidentified men hurled a handmade bomb on Pritam Dabnath (24), a shopkeeper, in Mahur market in Mahur area of Dima Hasao District. Pritam Dabnath sustained injuries in his left eye and ear due to the blast and was admitted to Haflong Civil Hospital.

10 Kuki militants surrendered to BSF in Churachandpur District.

The Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader Ram Pravesh Baitha alias Satish, allegedly in charge of Bihar operations, along with Pravesh Mishra, an alleged arms supplier to the Maoists.

An unidentified CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with the Security Forces in the forest between Tamodi and Madpal villages under the Mirtur Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh during a search operation.

Chhattisgarh Police arrested three more alleged Maoist conduits, identified as Dashrath Mandavi, Rajkumar Mandavi and Laxman Mandavi and seized cash and ammunition from them in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

SFs in Bihar are using UAVs to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations.

‘Education kilonser (minister)’, James Anar NNC-NA, has informed all government schools in Nagaland that it would not to allow any ‘proxy teachers’ either in town or village.

SFs exchanged fire with OMP cadres at Merikote reserve forest in Ganjam District of Odisha during a combing operation.

Information gathered from two arrested cadres as well as proof from the camp of the OMP-led by Sabyasachi Panda inside Merikote reserve forest near Salimagochha under Badagada Police Station limits in Ganjam District of Odisha hints that the outfit now has less than 10 members.

As per the details given by Ganjam District SP Ashis Kumar Singh regarding the successful operation on February 15, both the arrested OMP cadre were from Harichandanpur Police Station area of Keonjhar District of Odisha and in their early 20s.

February 16

Indicting LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda for the terror strikes in Indian cities between 1994 and 1998, the Delhi Police blamed Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for masterminding the attacks.

Maharashtra State government declared the Mumbai Police Commissioner on the last day given by the Election Commission. Rakesh Maria, a 1981 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, was declared as the Mumbai Police commissioner.

UK in its consolidated list of organisations involved in terror activities or terror financing brought out on February 14, 2014 has named International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Zindabad as organisations that requires total financial sanctions.

Unidentified militants triggered a grenade attack at the residence of MPCC Vice-President Sagolsem Achou in Wangoi area of Imphal West District. No casualty was reported in the blast.

An indefinite economic blockade of Manipur called by Emboi Serto led ATSUM begun. ATSUM has been demanding delegation of full powers to Autonomous District Councils, presentation and clearance of the Bill for changing tribal reservation rules by the State Assembly and conversion of IGNTU-Manipur Campus into a full- fledged university.

Five militants of three different militant formations surrendered to BSF along with arms and ammunition in Bishnupur District. Out of the five surrendered militants, three belonged to UNLF and one each to RPF and PREPAK.

The 'eastern area commander' of GNLA, Ajan Momin alias Jimmy accused its former 'finance secretary' Reding T Sangma, who went on to form a new outfit called ASAK, of fund misuse. "He invested INR 70, 00,000 for coal trade and rubber plantations. All that money was taken from the organisation," claimed the GNLA 'eastern area commander'.

A CoBRA trooper of 204 Battalion was injured in an encounter between SFs and Maoists in the forests under the Basaguda Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Police arrested a 24-year-old woman, identified as Priya Chauhan, with FICN worth INR 12,500 from Jamalpur market area of Ahmedabad.

Three militants of NLFT-BM faction surrendered before the authorities of BSF at Malda Kumarpara Border Outpost under Gandacherra subdivision in Dhalai District. The three militants were identified as Jospeh Reang, Basajay Aslong and Angiakrai Reang. BSF sources added that the militants had deserted their hideout because of food shortage. They were also not paid their salaries for a long time. During the surrender, the trio deposited one revolver to the authorities.

The newly formed vigilante group, APVC headquartered in Ampati, South West Garo Hills, while terming the talks with the Garo Hills based militants as unconstitutional, has asked the Centre to send additional forces to the region to tackle the militants and end the sufferings of the people. In a letter addressed to Anil Goswami, Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs, APVC convener, Che Guevara Marak said that Council was formed with the mission of establishing peace in Garo Hills.

The Centre has dubbed the deteriorating law and order situation in Garo hills of Meghalaya as “worst” and found that “underestimating” the problem in the beginning by the state administration led to mushrooming of militant outfits and its inability to tackle the situation.

Rise of cyber crime cases in Assam has become a matter of serious concern as the number of such cases registered increased sharply during last few years. According to sources, around 500 such cases were registered in the year 2013. Sources said that earlier, cyber crime cases were registered only in the cyber crime cell of the CID but with growing number of such incidents taking place, all the Police Stations are now asked to register cases and the cell provides technical help in investigation of the cases.

An engineer, Pankaj Kumar, who was abducted by suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist near Bundu in Khunti District of Jharkhand, was set free.

February 17

The joint team of CRPF and Police made a recovery of arms and ammunition during a combing operation in the forest of Nalraja temple along the Karmnasha river under Pannuganj Police Station in Sonebhadra District.

Maharashtra has the highest number in the registration of cases that involved violation of the Information Technology Act and other cyber crime laws in the last three years.

A Delhi court extended till March 3, 2014 the judicial custody of a Jammu and Kashmir Police constable and two others, arrested for their alleged roles in narcotics trade through which money was used to fund banned terror outfit HM.

Suspected NDFB-IKS shot at a businessman, identified as Babu Ali (32), at Lengraghat Bazaar in Kokrajhar District. Police said two persons came on a bike and shot at Ali. He was later taken to hospital.

Welcoming Meghalaya Governor K. K. Paul’s offer of peace talks, GNLA ‘commander in chief’ Sohan D Shira maintained that it can happen only if their ‘chairman’ Champion R Sangma is released from prison and leads the group in the deliberations. Champion R Sangma is currently lodged in Shillong jail for subversive activities. He has obtained bail in several cases but needs to secure bail in two more cases to walk out free.

Referring to ASAK, Sohan D Shira, said, “We have reliable source that the floating of new outfit ASAK was masterminded by surrendered GNLA Mingran T Sangma”. Mingran was previously the ‘chief training instructor’ of GNLA, but had deserted the group with over a dozen cadres and substantial number of weapons.

The ‘deputy commander-in-chief’ of ASAK, Chue Dilsrang, refuting the allegations made against outfit’s ‘commander-in-chief’, Reding T Sangma by GNLA of fund misuse in a statement issued on February 17, claimed that during his stint as the ‘finance secretary’ of the GNLA, Reding was prevented from executing his duties as per his designation and had never extorted money for his own benefits.

The joint team of CRPF and Police made a recovery of arms and ammunition during a combing operation in the forest of Nalraja temple along the Karmnasha river under Pannuganj Police Station in Sonebhadra District of Uttar Pradesh.

SFs seized 3,400 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, used for making IEDs and explosives along with detonators during an anti-Naxal operation in Bihar’s Rohtas District.

Twenty one militia members of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman, surrendered before the Vishakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh, SP Vikram Jeet Duggal following the arrest of five militia ‘commanders’ from the Agency area during a combine operation.

Duggal admitted that migration from Chhattisgarh was on the rise. We are verifying as to why the tribal people were migrating. At present, the situation “is not alarming”. He expressed the view that the protests by tribal people seeking closure of ‘police outposts’ was ‘not correct’. It was the duty of the Police to protect the people.

Two landmines weighing 20 kilograms and 15 kilograms each and three SBML guns were recovered in an anti-CPI-Maoist operation in the Nishikal area of Rayagada District, Odisha. 

Aiming to disrupt the forthcoming General Elections, the Naxals-are planning extensive mining in their strongholds to target political leaders and SFs as a bounce-back strategy after their failure to execute poll-boycott plans in Chhattisgarh in November 2013, according to an alert sounded by the MHA.

February 18

The NIA has filed a chargesheet at the NIA Special Court against two accused, Abdul Kalam alias Azad and Abdul Majeed in the Nedumbassery (Ernakulam District, Kerala) FICN case of March, 2010.

IM operative and September 13, 2008, Delhi serial blasts accused, Faizan Ahmed Sultan, was arrested by Dubai Police in Dubai.

A suspected LeT operative Mohammad Umer Madani, who was recruiting youths in India in the name of Jihad, has been sent to jail for five years by a Delhi court for possessing FICNs and supplying money for terrorist activities.

A special MCOCA court extended the custody of IM operatives Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar till February 28.

India's most wanted militant, Dawood Ibrahim, figures prominently on Britain's latest list of banned terrorist and terrorist groups facing financial sanctions along with Pakistan based groups like JeM and terrorist outfit IM.

Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh told the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament) that India and the US have agreed to cooperate to crack the financial network and fund raising activities of Pakistan-based terror outfits and also in tackling counterfeit currency and illegal financial transactions.

ASAK 'commander-in-chief' Reding T Sangma accused GNLA 'commander-in-chief' Sohan D Shira of collecting ‘tax’ from highway construction firm. ASAK leader claimed that Sohan D Shira had taken a sum of INR 100 million from BSC C&C Joint Venture (JV) which has bagged the tender to built and widen the Tura to Shillong road via Jengjal, Songsak, Nongshram, Shallang, Nongstoin route that has been named National Highway 44 E.

Reding T Sangma also accused, “Sohan demanded and took INR 1 billion from A’king Nokma who had received compensation from government for parting with their land for the Balpakram National Park. He bought a plot of land in Nongrim Hills locality of Shillong and has also purchased an apartment in Guwahati.”

 The ANVC-B has alleged that attempts are being made to mar the peace process in Garo Hills which has already witnessed bloodshed.

The UNLF has refuted any connection with the three persons who reportedly surrendered to 54 Battalion BSF. The names of Pinao alias Tejmani, O Kokchaba alias Tomba and Simon Kuki are not found in the enrolment list of both UNLF and Manipur People's Army (MPA) and they are unknown to the party, said a press release issued by M Sak Hen of the outfit’s 'department of publicity'.

Two militants of the Breakaway faction of the ANVC-B, identified as Belbong and Raga, were killed in West Garo Hills, a Police official said. “Two ANVC-B cadres were gunned down by GNLA (Garo National Liberation Army) rebels at Sankinigre area this morning allegedly for extorting money in the name of the GNLA,” said West Garo Hills District SP Mukesh Kumar Singh.

ANVC-B expressed doubt over the role of APVC, the newly formed vigilante group, and source of the footage that was leaked to media where a GNLA cadre executed an unidentified victim mercilessly. The ANVC-B also added that if the GNLA is willing to join the peace talks, Government must process necessary steps at the earliest to bring them on board in the best interest of Garo hills.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that the government will examine the demand of the GNLA to release its jailed chairman for peace talks. “We need to evaluate everything in hand before moving forward and examine their (GNLA) demand,” Sangma told journalists.

SFs launched operation at S Bongyang area in Senapati District and arrested one overground worker of KLA, identified as Seiphu Khongsai.

SFs arrested four suspected ULFA-I militants, in Goalpara District.

Two Policemen were arrested for smuggling arms from Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District. They have been identified as Balkera Sangma and Hawaldar Major Rakesh D Shira of the 5th and 1st battalions of the Meghalaya Police respectively. The Policemen were ferrying arms for the newly-floated militant outfit, ASAK, said a source in the Police. Police recovered 30 magazine pouches and rifle schilling in a carton.

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with Maharashtra Police near Alitola village in Gadchiroli District.

A CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Bhagat Jaade (27) and his wife, Vanoja alias Tejo Netam (21), surrendered before Police in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

The Bokaro District Police of Jharkhand and CRPF troopers, led by officer-in charge of Mahuataard Police Station, Manilal Rana, arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ganga Ram Manjhi alias Surendra Tuddu.

February 19

The department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on MHA said the Gujarat coast is highly sensitive due to its close proximity to a very vulnerable part of International Maritime Border Line.

Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu said Nepal has played a very constructive role in helping India keep track of wanted terrorists and helping our law enforcement agencies in getting them.

A HM militant, identified as Tauseef Ahmad Dar, was killed in an encounter with Army in Dalwan village in Chrar-i-Sharief area of Budgam District.

J&K CM Omar Abdullah said there is no proposal under consideration by the State Government to grant amnesty to any militant and terrorist or any person involved in any heinous crime.

Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh told the Lok Sabha that the central Government was holding regular talks with Mirwaiz led Hurriyat Conference of Jammu and Kashmir.

The State Police, arrested four cadres belonging to the newly formed militant outfit, the ASAK from West Garo Hills District. “We arrested two ASAK militants, including the militant outfit joint secretary Lucky. R. Natal from a bus while they were proceeding towards Chokpot area in South Garo Hills, bordering Bangladesh to meet their leaders,” West Garo Hills District SP Mukesh Kumar Singh said.

The UPF has claimed that Mizoram Police and IRB from Mizoram entered neighbouring Manipur and conducted operation at a village called Parvachawm in Churachandpur District bordering Mizoram leading to arrest of five cadres of HPC-D. HPC-D is one of the outfits under the umbrella organisation of UPF which is engaged in the SoO  term with the Government of India and Manipur Government.

Suspected militants triggered a grenade explosion at the gate of Naga People's Front (NPF) legislator Samuel Risom's private residence at Dewlaland in Imphal in the evening of February 19. A boy identified as Ram Kumar Rai sustained injuries in the blast. Condemning the attack, Manipur unit NPF secretary Athuan Abonmei said the perpetrators should not carry out such acts in future. Police suspect Manipur Naga Revolutionary Army (MNRA) hand behind the incident.

 The HNLC confirmed that former KSU vice president Frederick Kharmawphlang and 13 others had joined the outfit, with its publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw claiming that they had joined the outfit since they were hunted by the police for demanding implementation of ILP.

A day after KSU vice president created a storm by announcing that he has resigned from the influential students’ body and has joined the HNLC, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, said that the Government would verify whether the former KSU leader had been maintaining prolonged association with the militant outfit before joining the group.

Forest and Environment Minister, Prestone Tynsong, has claimed that the 13 pro-ILP pressure groups during a meeting on January 15 have agreed to look into a mechanism beyond ILP to tackle the problem of influx.

The Eastern ‘area commander’ of GNLA, Jimmy Ch Momin, accused the breakaway faction, ASAK chief, Reding T Sangma, of deserting the ANVC and joining the GNLA merely for monetary gains as well as in fear of action being taken against him by the ANVC leadership for his misdeeds,. He also alleged that Reding had the history of drifting from one militant group to the other adding that the current militant group, ASAK was the third that he had switched allegiance to.

SFs recovered an IED weighing 25 kilogram during an anti-CPI-Maoist operation in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Three persons, identified as Mangal Khan Vardhe, Md. Laddu and Nandlal Mandal, accused of supplying arms to CPI-Maoist were arrested in Munger District of Bihar.

Naxals in India have close links with Maoist organizations in the Philippines, Turkey and a few other countries and possibility of their front outfits getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out, the Central Government said.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a man, identified as Lalsu Dasru Kumoti (65), at Manewara village in Etapalli tehsil of Gadchiroli District, Maharashtra.

A self-styled ‘central zone area commander’ of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Ram Raj Yadav alias Punjabi, was arrested from Imamganj Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar.

An alleged CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as W Jainta Singh alias Dilip alias Lakapa, a resident of Imphal (Manipur), was arrested from Raxual area bordering Nepal in East Champaran District of Bihar.

February 20

Two persons, identified as Jeevan Prakash and Ramesh were arrested from a bank in Gangadeeswarar Koil Street in Purasawalkam in Chennai for circulating FICN with a face value of INR 11,000.

The NIA filed its second chargesheet against IM ‘India operations chief’ Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar in connection with a case of alleged conspiracy to carry out terror acts in India According to court sources.

Yasin Bhatkal used a social networking site ‘Nimbuzz’ to deceive Indian security agencies and send messages to other militants, the Maharashtra ATS has found.

The Union MHA said India has not made any formal request to the US on sharing information on Dawood Ibrahim.

India and Bahrain have decided to launch an annual security dialogue to strengthen information and intelligence sharing apart from working closely to combat terrorism.

Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh told the Rajya Sabha that there has been an increase in attacks on SFs in J&K in 2013.

The Ministry of Defence remarks in its booklet titled "Brief Statement on Activities & Achievements of Ministry of Defence" during 2013, which has been tabled in Parliament said that the security situation in J&K is "fragile" with Pakistan's "proxy war" continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and terror infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country.

Meghalaya Police ruled out any nexus between the KSU and the HNLC following reports that a KSU leader had joined the outfit. Reports surfaced that KSU vice-president Frederick Kharmawphlang had left the students' union to join hands with the HNLC. He had reportedly tendered his resignation letter to KSU president Daniel Khyriem wherein he mentioned that he would join the outfit.

A ‘deputy commander’ (southern command) of the NDFB-IKS identified as B. Thaijou alias Kamaram Brahma was killed in an encounter with Security Forces at Makrijhora-Malatijhora area of Parbhatjora subdivision in Kokrajhar District on February 20. The militant had a bounty of INR 30, 0000 on his head. The Police said three militants managed to escape.

Pointing towards the creation of a separate State of Telangana, the NDFB-PTF asked the Centre to adopt the same strategy and create a separate State of Bodoland without the approval of the Assam Assembly. The third round of tripartite talks among the Centre, Assam Government and NDFB-P was held on February 20, where the ceasefire with the Bodo militant outfit was extended for another six months.

The Centre meanwhile, is holding three separate rounds of dialogues with ABSU and associated organisation, BPPF, BNC and BPF.

the UDP on expressed surprise over Chief Minister Mukul Sangma’s call to the party to provide evidence of his alleged nexus with militant groups.

The State government is yet to create a designated camp for ANVC-B and its cadres are scattered all over for want a safer place to reside. In a statement issued, ANVC-B said that the group submitted the list of cadres but the Government dilly dallies in setting up of designated camps is causing inconveniences to its cadres.

James R. Lyngwa, the Rangbah Shnong of Nongrim Hills (East Khasi Hills) has said that it has verified the news report on GNLA leader Sohan D Shira possessing a plot of land at Nongrim Hills and found that he didn’t own the same.

A powerful explosion damaged an old building at Borabazar area in Aizawl city. Although no one was injured in the explosion, it caused severe damage to the building and the impact resulted in the collapse of a retaining wall nearby.

NSCN-KK has reiterated its demand for the release of all its members held under National Security Act (NSA) for possession of arms. NSCN-KK, in a statement also alleged that one “Isak Sumi belonging to the Khaplang group” (NSCN-K) has been responsible for “master-minding” incidents of violence in Dimapur, Kohima and Zunheboto Districts. They said number of incidents had taken place in Dimapur, Kohima and Zunheboto where people and business establishments were “threatened with death and bomb threats.”

NIA is probing 15 cases in the North East region dealing with arms smuggling, providing arms to the militant groups by Police personnel amongst others.

In the past four years, militants called for 18 Assam bandh (general strike. In 2013 nine such bandhs were called, followed by four, three and two bandhs in 2011, 2010 and 2012 respectively. Out of 18, the ULFA had called for seven such bandhs.

Number of local bandhs called by militants stood at 75 (2010), 85 (2011), 79 (2012) and 113 (2013). The KPLT, a militant outfit operating from Karbi Anglong, has called the highest number (nine) of local bandhs during this period.

MHA has sent a message to the EC of India urging it to conduct the upcoming general election first in the Naxal infested areas.

February 21

Police arrested a six member gang involved in printing and circulating FICNs and seized from them FICN worth INR7, 50,000 along with printing equipments.

In order to strengthen cyber security programmes and safeguard secrecy of internet communication, the Government is encouraging Indian IT firms to set up their servers in the country; the Parliament was informed.

IM operatives Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar alias Tabrez were brought to the Mumbai Crime Branch headquarters for recording of their confessional statements before the DCP.

One civilian, identified as Waseem Meraj Malla, was killed by two militants in Kranshawan Colony of Sopore town in Baramulla District. Sources said that Army recovered two AK-56 and one AK-47 rifles and four pistols in Shadhra area of Kamal Kote near LoC in Uri Sector of Baramulla District.

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Chief Minister (CM) Omar Abdullah said that 11 security personnel were killed while 24 others were injured in 208 incidents of firing from across LoC in Jammu region in 2013.

SFs killed three suspected GNLA militants at Kachumari under Krishnai Police Station, in Goalpara District. Three .9 mm pistols with 15 rounds of live ammunition and explosive materials weighing around one kilogram were reportedly recovered from the unidentified slain ultras.

The NCHISF and IWF warned for an indefinite Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) from February 26, 2014, if the Group of Ministers does not submit its report to the State Government within February 25, regarding their demand of a separate District with Autonomous Council.

The ABSU 'general secretary' Romeo P. Narzary described tripartite talks among Central and State Governments and ABSU, on Bodoland Statehood issue, as inconclusive. Narzary added that the next round of tripartite talks will be held on February 27 where Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be present.

Mizoram Police confirmed the arrest of five suspected militants belonging to the Manipur-based HPC-D in Parvachawm area (Churachandpur District) of Manipur. The arrested militants were involved in an explosion near the State Assembly Secretariat on January 30, said the Police. The arrested militants were later handed over to the Assam Rifles.

Militants exploded a hand grenade at Laiharaoba complex of Lainingthou Khamlangba at Sagolband Moirang Leirak Machin in Imphal West District. Police have recovered the lever of the grenade from the Laiharaoba complex.

The KYKL militant, W Jayanta alias Lakpa, who was arrested in Patna (Bihar) on February 19, has been brought to Imphal by a team of CBI sleuths. Sources said that Jayanta is an expert in arms dealing and had deserted his party earlier. The State Government had announced a cash prize of INR 500000 for his arrest while the CBI too had announced a cash prize of INR 100000 for the same. Interrogation is underway.

NSCN-K has informed that “all kinds of taxation” have been “banned in Naga country”, “till further order comes into effect probably in the month of March, 2014”.  In a press release, it said “the decision in this regard came into force following the Azha (order) of the council”.

According to sources major cases under investigation by the NIA in the region are related to smuggling of weapons and ammunition from the Police armoury in Nagaland by some Police personnel to both factions of the NSCN. The second major case is the recently registered case (RC-04/2013) against the 'commander-in-chief' of the Independent ULFA-I Paresh Baruah and others. Another NIA case in the region relates to the big cache of smuggled weapons seized in Mizoram.

SFs arrested a militant of Manipur based PREPAK, Leishungbam Bheigyachandra Singh (35), from Saokuchi, under Garchuck Police Station in Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) District.

One Maoist, identified as Damba Mallick alias Raju (42), a cadre of the Odisha Maobadi Party, was arrested by CRPF from Krupagadi village in Ganjam District of Odisha.

Karnataka State Police and anti-LWEs force have launched search operations in the forests around Kukke Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada District after a group of six suspected CPI-Maoist cadres was spotted.

An emergency meeting of NNC senior leaders and central executive council (CEC) members was held February 21 at Dimapur on the theme “In Restrengthening the NNC”. According to a press release issued by the NNC ‘chairman’, Temjenyanger Aier, many veteran leaders from different region attended the meeting and discussed a wide range of future political development and present Naga situation.

February 22

GOC-in-Chief of the 15 Corps, Lieutanant General Gurmit Singh commented, “The Army has been successful in eliminating militant leaders in Kashmir.  Army has killed 11 militants including some top commanders since January…The security situation in Kashmir as well as on the Line of Control (LoC) is well under control”.

Four highly-decomposed bodies were recovered today by locals from the jungles of Chaoldhowa under the Behali Reserve Forest in Sonitpur District. The bodies identified to be of Maneswar Munda, Burha Teron, Bishoni Teron and Suren Kramcha, according to Sonitpur SP Sanjukta Parasar.

The ECI, agreed to send more forces to Garo Hills ahead of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) polls in view of the spurt in the activities of militant groups.

The MHA Joint Secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh said, “They (insurgent outfits) need to understand that it is a no win situation for them. Groups are groups. Their numbers are limited. If it comes to handle them militarily, the might of the Government is always more than what they can muster”.

A man was killed by a stray bullet during a five-hour encounter between CPI-Maoist and Police in Gaya District of Bihar. The fighting erupted after nearly 100 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a Police Station near Grand Trunk Road in Gaya District.

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an encounter with SFs under Dhaudai Police Station limits of Abhujmar region in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

A cache of explosives and Maoist-related material was recovered during a search operation from the forest of Jakke and Kumurkatta villages under Khadgaon Police Station limits in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

Police neutralised a CPI-Maoist camp and recovered cache of arms and ammunition in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Chhattisgarh State Police and CRPF destroyed 'memorials' built by Naxals and seized explosives during a joint operation in Bijapur District.

The Centre is all set to constitute a HLC in the next ten days armed with the mandate to study in detail the demand for an “alternative arrangement” for the Nagas in Manipur and recommend practical measures to settle the issue. The demand was made by the UNC of Manipur which has been demanding “executive, financial and judicial power” for the Nagas within Manipur. A four-member delegation of the UNC headed by its president L Adani and general secretary Gaidon Kamei met MHA Joint Secretary Shambhu Singh, on February 20, in his chamber in the North Block and discussed the constitution of proposed committee.

A surrendered HNLC cadre outraged the modesty of a woman inside a beauty parlour at Mawlai Mawdatbaki in East Khasi Hills.

February 23

A team of Kerala and Tamil Nadu Police arrested a key suspect, K Sahul Hameed alias Paravi Badusha wanted in connection with a bomb blast on April 17, 2013, outside a BJP in Bangalore (Karnataka), from his hideout in Anchal in Punalur of Kollam District. Police also seized a pistol and 17 kg of explosive substances from him.

The 272-page chargesheet filed by NIA against IM Indian operations ‘chief’ Yasin Bhatkal states, he asked Riyaz Bhatkal whether a "small nuclear bomb" could be arranged to nuke Surat (Gujarat), to which Riyaz replied "anything can be arranged in Pakistan.

IM India operations ‘chief’ Yasin Bhatkal planned to strike India soon after he fled to Nepal following the Mumbai July 13, 2011 (13/7) blasts in 2011.

Protestors set ablaze two vehicles, including one belonging to the Assam Police, at Borgang in Sonitpur District. However, the passengers escaped unhurt. An indefinite curfew was clamped in Gingia Police Station limits and the Borgang Police Outpost in Sonitpur District following the recovery of four more dead bodies. The NH-52 was blocked at Borgang and Bedeti by the activists of AKSU, AAGSU and other student organisations in protest against the incident.

Five Bodo groups, including one militant group, NDFB-PTF along with other four, ABSU, PJACBM, BPPF and UDPF announced that movement for a separate Bodoland State will intensify if the fourth round of tripartite dialogue scheduled on February 27 fails to come up with a permanent solution to the long-standing demand of different Bodo groups.

CPI-Maoist Malkangiri Division of Odisha appealed to the people of the District to boycott the upcoming General Elections protesting the Government’s apathy towards the region.

February 24

Two IM operatives, identified as Fakhruddin and Ahmed, who procured explosives for the blasts at Narendra Modi's October 27, 2013 rally in Patna and sheltered its prime accused Haidar Ali, were arrested by the NIA from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh.

An Army jawan (trooper), Sepoy Harmeet Singh, posted in the 73 Armoured unit at Hisar (Haryana) cantonment was sent to judicial custody following his arrest on February 20 for allegedly transporting illegal weapons to KLF militants.

LeT terrorist Azam Cheema, who was laying low because of an illness, is back on track, said sources in CIA and ATS.

IM has established a new module in Rajasthan and operatives of the outfit were "highly motivated" to carry out terrorist activities in the country, the NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court.

Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by al Qaeda ‘chief’ Osama Bin Laden and used to motivate youngsters for sacrificing their lives in the name of 'jihad' through the videos of the slain terrorist, NIA has also said in its charge sheet.

Maharashtra Police succeeded in reducing the effects of Naxalism in Gadchiroli, Gondia and Chandrapur Districts of the State, said Governor K Sankaranarayanan.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sukhdeyi (48), head of the Kongera CPI-Maoist Janatana Sarkar and a wanted woman cadre who carried a reward of INR 5,000 on her head and Dasu Ram Salaam (24), a member of the Daula Local Operation Squad, were arrested from Maraskol forest area under Dhaudai Police Station limits of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

A wanted CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mate Bai, a member of the Chema Jan Militia who carried a reward of INR 5,000 on her head was arrested from his residence in Maalnar village under Mardapal Police Station limits of Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh.

At least 13 people were injured when suspected NDFB -IKS militants triggered two blasts in Gasbari daily market near Baihata Chariali in Kamrup (Rural) District.

BPF and BNC have welcomed Government’s decision to set up a one-man committee to look into the viability of a Bodoland state and issues related to land. However, the ABSU and its allied organisations have rejected it.

The 72-hour bandh (shut down strike) along Silchar-Imphal road or National Highway 37 imposed by the KSO and KWU in Tamenglong District has come to an end but the highway will continue to be affected for the next 72 hours as another tribal organisation sponsored chakka bandh of hill Districts begins from midnight of February 24. Earlier, KSO and KWU, had announced the bandh strongly objecting the perpetual encroachment of the ‘tribal lands’ which is in Tamenglong district contiguous with Jiribam sub division of Imphal East District, in connivance with the Police and the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jiribam.

The KNO, celebrated its 27th Raising Day at Kholmun in Churachandpur District.

The State Government has ordered an inquiry into the incident in which two SFs were arrested for allegedly supplying arms to ASAK in Garo Hills. Confirming this on February 24, Home Minister Roshan Warjri said, “Action would be taken against the accused if the inquiry confirms their involvement in supplying of arms to the militant outfit.”

The GNLA said that the outfit is coming for talks not due to the fear of operations against its cadres by the SFs. “We did not beg for peace talks. We were invited by Governor KK Paul. After several meetings held among the leaders, well wishers, area commanders and cadres, GNLA resolved to accept the invitation of the Governor,” ‘political affairs secretary’ of GNLA, Bikdot Nikjang Marak, said in a statement.

CM, Manik Sarkar said that altogether 72 persons were abducted and three others killed during the past three years in insurgency related incidents. Sarkar said the insurgency was on the wane as none was killed by the militants in 2013 and 10 persons were abducted during the time, but all of them had returned. In the last three years 92 insurgents of different underground groups have surrendered, he said. However, the CM said, there was no room for complacency and security forces remained alert to thwart any attempt by insurgents of any such attack.

A hand grenade lobbed at the servicing centre of a motor vehicle dealer exploded, damaging at least three vehicles (cars) at the service centre. No casualty was reported in the blast.

Three IEDs were recovered from different places in the State. In the first incident, a powerful IED planted inside an Anganwadi Centre at Andro Machengpat, Imphal East District was detected while Army recovered another IED from Khengjang in Churachandpur District. The third IED was found at the residence of special contractor Thingujam Munindro at Khongman Zone IV in Imphal East District.

 SLR ammunition and radio set were recovered from a residential compound of Elangbam Shyamsunder in Imphal East District during a search operation conducted by Imphal East District Police and Thoubal District Police at Hiyanglam Mayai Leikai in the morning of February 24. Moreover two over ground workers of PREPAK identified as Elangbam Shyamsunder and Mayanglambam Sobha of the same locality have also been arrested.

One over ground worker of the PLA, identified as Maimom Bajanta has been arrested by Imphal East commandos.

A GNLA cadre, identified as Harison M Sangma alias Ranja, alias Rabal surrendered to Dainadubi Police.

The ANC, a combined forum of more than 20 Adivasi organisations called a 48-hour bandh since 5 pm of February 24 in protest against Rahul Gandhi’s visit and in protest against the failure of the INC-led government to fulfil the demands of the Adivasis in Assam.

Manipur Governor VK Duggal, in his first ever address in the Manipur Legislative Assembly, on February 24, said his Government is taking steps to make Manipur a peaceful and prosperous State with all the communities living harmoniously. He said Manipur has been affected by insurgent activities spread over a period of over four decades where more than 60 militant outfits, including factions, are operating. Insurgency has adversely affected development, he said.

February 25

Delhi's Akshardham temple and Pune's cantonment area were on top of IM’s list of places to be targeted, the NIA has said in its charge-sheet against IM's India operations ‘chief’ Yasin Bhatkal and his three aides.

IM initially started as a small group called “Usaba” in Bhatkal, Karnataka, and got its present name from media reports after its 2007 terror strike in Uttar Pradesh, according to the NIA chargesheet.

NIA arrested two more suspects, Anil Pandey and Mohammed Raju from Manda near Mirzapur (Mirzapur District) in Uttar Pradesh for providing explosives for the Patna blasts that targeted BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on October 27, 2013 in Patna (Bihar).

The chargesheet further stated that, splinter group of IM had plans to form a group called Tehreek-e-Taliban Hindustan, along the lines of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed an elected sarpanch of Balapam panchayat under Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh for contesting the elections against their order.

 

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and many were injured in an encounter in the forests of Gumla District of Jharkhand.

The UMHA has recommended to the EC that polls in 33 Districts with Naxal-strongholds, be conducted in the first phase itself to facilitate maximum possible deployment of SFs.

RPF President, Irengbam Chaoren has categorically stated that only a sustained armed struggle can secure independence of Manipur.

A cadre of PREPAK-Pro cadre, identified as Leishungbam Bheigyachandra alias LB Singh alias Bheigyo alias Aries alias Inao, who was arrested by a combined team of Imphal East District Police and Guwahati City Police from a rented room of Lokha, Guwahati (Assam) on February 23 was brought to Imphal. It is said that Bheigyachandra took key roles in the party’s fund collection.

Chairman of ZUF Kamson, on the occasion of their 3rd raising day, said that the ‘present Zeliangrong struggle’ is not seeking for an isolation or secession from India but within the Constitution of India for a common homeland of ‘fragmented’ Zeliangrong community in different states. “This was the dream of Haipou Jadonang and his Lieutenant sister Rani Gaidinliu,” said the ZUF chairman in his message at the outfit’s head quarter in Tamenglong District.

The 13 pro- ILP groups, on February 25, rejected the claim of the State Government that the 52 existing laws are enough to tackle the problem of influx of illegal migrants into the State saying a strong legislation like ILP is the need of the hour to curb the problem of influx. “The existing laws are not enough to tackle the burning issue of influx. There are around 15 laws which deal with the problem influx, but they work in isolation,” HNYF general secretary Sadon K Blah commented. Blah said, adding that there is a need to synergize and integrate the various laws to tackle the menace of influx.

The State Government has decided to suspend Balkera Sangma of the 5th battalion who was arrested for allegedly supplying arms to a new militant outfit ASAK in Garo Hills. According to sources, Balkera Sangma would also be placed under the Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act (MPDA) for supplying arms to the militant outfit.

The Assam bandh (General Strike) called on the day of INC Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the State by various ethnic groups for various reasons, affected several Districts is both lower and Upper Assam on February 25. The affected areas were North Lakhimpur, Tinsukia, Bongaigaon and Chirang Districts. The TAYP and the AKRSU called the bandh in protest against alleged exploitation and negligence towards the indigenous people of the State by the INC. Further, the BYCP called the Assam bandh to raise the Doubtful Voter (D-voter) issue.

A GNLA ‘deputy chief’, identified as Lethri T Sangma alias Harara was arrested by Mendipathar Police from Salpara, East Garo Hills District.

KLO stated that its 'publicity secretary', Rajiv Kathai alias Bimal Roy alias Sonu, has deserted the outfit on February 18 and is assisting the Indian Army. The 'general secretary' of the KLO, Kailash Koch said that Bimal Roy joined the KLO in the month of July, 2011 and before it, he was the in the Indian Army.

February 26

Top IM leaders have joined al-Qaeda and are “fighting in Afghanistan-Pakistan border” and Afghanistan, the NIA stated in the chargesheet against IM India operations 'chief', Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar.

According to the chargesheet, the IM has split into two groups, one of which is led by “Sajid Sheikh @ Bada Sajid, 27, of Azamgarh, UP”, and the other by “Iqbal and Riyaz Bhatkal”.

IM terrorists had on their target some tourist spots, a royal train and some other places in the state, especially in western Rajasthan including Jodhpur, Barmer and Jaisalmer, sources said.

Police arrested eight members of two separate gangs, involved in the circulation of FICN in Vishakhapatnam.

The UMHA Sushilkumar Shinde said in Kozhikode District of Kerala that incidents of CPI-Maoist perpetrated violence have come down in the country in the past one to two years.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mangal Topno (40), was killed and two others were injured, one of them critically, in an exchange of fire with PLFI cadres along Odisha-Jharkhand border at Biramitrapur in Sundergarh District of Odisha.

The people of Mendima, North Garo Hills District caught two operatives of ANLCA and killed one of them identified as Jehan Momin. Another assaulted cadre has been identified as Sengran Sangma.

The ‘commander-in-chief’ Sengpan Marak of ANLCA, and his close-aide Grewingston Marak who was involved in the January 23 kidnapping of a Nokma (village head), was arrested by Police in East Garo Hills District. A bundle containing 68 live rounds of 7.62 AK- rifle ammunition was also recovered from Sengpan Marak.

A woman who challenged a GNLA militant of extortion at Tura in West Garo Hills District, received a call from the ‘deputy commander’ of GNLA on the same day threatening to eliminate her and her family.

Two IEDs weighing around 3 and 8 kilograms each have been detected by the Assam Rifles (ARs) on the periphery of AR’s 27 Sector headquarters at Tuibuong in Churachandpur District.

 Leaders of the UNC have rushed back to New Delhi on February 26 to hold further meetings with the MHA officials in connection with the ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for the Nagas of Manipur outside the State Government.

An NDFB-IKS militant, Swmkwr Basumatary (26), surrendered before the Police in Kokrajhar District.

A round of tripartite talks between Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Assam Government and four different Bodo organisations scheduled to be held on February 27 has been postponed till February 28 due to the unavailability of Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.

Members of ACAUT, at the invitation of Tetso College Dimapur, visited the college and carried out an interactive session with the college students. In a press release, media cell, ACAUT stated that the members spoke on the reasons for the formation of ACAUT and its vision based on October 31, 2013 resolution.

Police conducted an operation at Goreng area in West Khasi Hills District and arrested two UALA militants, identified as  Anand and Laksan Arengh in connection with the Dacoity case of February 2.

SFs arrested a MULTA militant, Anwar Hussain (37), from Santipur in Nalbari District. One .62 mm pistol, two magazines and eight rounds of ammunition were also seized.

The Central Government set up an expert committee to study and examine the demand for Bodoland state to be carved out of Assam. The one-man expert committee of former Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai will submit a report in nine months after consulting all sections of society on the viability of creating Bodoland.

February 27

IM India operations 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal’s associate Asadullah Akhtar confessed that they had planned three blasts in Dilsukhnagar (Andhra Pradesh).

Special NIA court in Patna (Bihar) sent Ahmad Hussain, Fakhruddin, Anil Pandey and Mohammed Raju on judicial remand till March 12, 2014 in Patna serial blasts case of October 27, 2013.

CIA has tipped off Delhi Police about the presence of a "wanted terrorist" of IM in Bihar or Kerala who could be arrested soon, a local court has been informed.

The arrest of four accused in connection with the Patna serial blasts has again pointed towards the region (Uttar Pradesh) as a hub of flourishing illegal trade in explosives.

IB alerted Andhra Pradesh about possible terror strikes by IM and the LeT, during the 2014 election campaign.

A squad member of the Korukonda ‘area committee’ of the CPI- Maoist and five militia members of the party surrendered before Visakha Rural Police in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Over 63 percent polling booths in Ranchi District of Jharkhand have been identified as ‘hypersensitive’ during a pre-poll security assessment conducted by the Ranchi District Police.

OMP 'chief', Sabyasachi Panda was injured in Ganjam District of Odisha on February 15. The revelation came with the arrest of three female OMP cadres.

A Central Government team, led by MHA Joint Secretary Shambu Singh, visited Changlang District to discuss the proposal for the creation of PAC. Singh was accompanied by Union Tribal Affairs Ministry Director S N Sahai, DoNER Ministry Director Uma Kant and MHA's Deputy Secretary S Saha, official sources said in Itanagar on February 2. The State Government had proposed the creation of MAC, comprising West Kameng and Tawang Districts, and PAC, comprising Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts, under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.

Suspected militants entered Itchapur village (inhibited by Dimasa tribe) and set ablaze seven houses of the village which fall under Diphu subdivision of Karbi Anglong District. Though the Karbi Anglong District administration suspects that people opposed to the blockade might have committed the act but officially no details were revealed.

The indefinite economic blockade against Nagaland in both the National Highway (NH) 39 and NH-36 since February 25 has been imposed by KSYC, ADSU, AAGSU, Karbi KUYA and other Karbi Anglong based organisations in protest against the alleged encroachment of Assam’s territory by people from Nagaland.

A hand grenade lobbed by some unidentified persons exploded at the residence of Mayang Langjing, Gram Panchayat Pradhan Khangenbam, Sanaton (42) at Mayang Langjing Taning Makhai Leikai under Lamsang Police station in Imphal West District on February 27. Hoever, there was no report of any casualty.

One URF cadre, involved in the assassination of MPP vice-president Haobijam Manisana who contested the Assembly election thrice has been arrested, stated Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Gaikhangam.

The KIM and Kuki Organisation for Human Rights (KOHR), have apprised the Union Miniter for Home Affairs in a memorandum that constitution of ‘a high level committee’ (HLC) on ‘Alternative Arangement’ for Nagas in Manipur is sowing seeds of communal disharmony and ushering in divide and rule policy amongst the people of Manipur and aimed at reviving violence against innocent people.

The newly-floated militant outfit in Garo Hills ASAK opposed peace talks between the GNLA and Government. Dura Marak, ‘general secretary’ of the outfit  accused GNLA leader Sohan Shira of making money in the name of Garo people even as he said that Shira was not fit to represent Garo people.

Three MTF militants surrendered in front of Chirang District SP Ranjan Bhuyan. The three militants were identified as Shah Ali, Madan Ali and Samser Ali. The trio also deposited one AK series rifle, one 9 mm pistol, one 7.65 mm pistol and 11 rounds of cartridges.

Life in Dima Hasao District was partially disrupted during the first day owing to a 100-hour bandh (General Strike)called by NCHISF that began at 5 am on February 26. The bandh, which was called, seeking bifurcation of the hill District, evoked partial response, said a Police Officer. While shops and business establishments were closed, government offices and banks were open. However, attendance was thin. Traffic was off the road in Haflong, the District headquarters.

In the FNR sponsored meeting, in Dimapur, 31 Naga organisations while unanimously appreciating the hard work and valuable contributions of the FNR for safeguarding the ‘Naga family’ at a time of deep crisis, have extended their full support to the Naga reconciliation process and urged the FNR to continue strengthening and pursing the task of Reconciliation. The Naga bodies also said they implore all Naga tribe and civil society organizations to consciously work towards reconciliation in the spirit of forgiveness towards a shared future. “Recognizing that reconciliation is a continuous process, we urge all Naga political groups to join Naga reconciliation; and to unitedly pursue the Naga political and historical rights for the common good of all,” the Naga organisations recommended. During the meeting, the FNR updated the Naga civil organisations about the processes and progresses of the Naga reconciliation.

Tura Municipal Board CEO, Z.J Sangma, lodged a complaint at Tura Police Station (West Garo Hills District) stating that on February 26, one employee of the Board received a telephone call, in which the caller claimed himself to be a GNLA 'Commander' and demanded INR 5,000 and later reduced the amount to INR 3,000 with instruction to pay the money at Tura Municipal Board office at about 12 noon on the same day.

Minister for planning and coordination, evaluation, geology and mining T.R.Zeliang asserted that unless all ‘Naga Political Groups’ (NPGs) joined hand and come together, solution or settlement of the Naga issue would be difficult to achieve and urged all tribal hohos to give sincere efforts in bringing different factions to one platform.

February 28

NIA revealed that Kolkata (West Bengal) has been an important hub for the activities of IM.

Haddi added that he got arms training and learnt how to make explosives at a training camp conducted by Pakistan's ISI.

Haddi and Bhatkal had revealed that the 'Bihar module' was the first thing to come up under the leadership of Yasin Bhatkal and Mohammad Tariq Anjum Hasan.

According to the Mumbai ATS, Bhatkal played a very important role in procuring explosives and making IED used in 2011 Mumbai terror attack.

IM was keen on 26/11 suicide attack, targeting Police and politicians, instead of planting bombs and running away. IM operative Mirza Shadab Baig and Asadullah Akhtar had discussed that bomb explosion killing common people had little impact as the government moved on after paying compensation to victims.

According to the chargesheet filed by NIA, Riyaz Bhatkal and Yasin Bhatkal were particularly impressed with what Maoists had achieved in Darbha, Chhattisgarh where a Congress cavalcade was ambushed killing 27 people, including the party's top leaders. They had discussed that IM, too, should do something similar that would shake the government.

Five Policemen, including a Police Sub-Inspector, were killed and three others injured in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.

Fearing Maoists, contractors are not keen to take up an irrigation project, worth INR 30.3 million, at Karanjanala village in Muniguda block of Rayagada District of Odisha. 

A CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’ was killed in Garwah District of Jharkhand. The body of Kameshwar Singh alias Brajesh ji (35) was found from a forest under Chiniya Police Station area of the District.

A civilian, identified as Soro Khaibam Romen (28) was injured in an IED blast incident that occurred at Langthabal Kunja in Imphal West District, along Imphal-Moreh stretch of NH-2. The vehicle in which the injured civilian was sitting also suffered partial damage due to the explosion.

After the meeting between the UNC leaders and the officials of the MHA in New Delhi, two names from the UNC 'executive' have been submitted to MHA to be included in the ‘HPC as requested by the Central Government,.

SFs arrested two suspected KPLT linkmen, Orjen Ronghang (40) and Korop Ronghang (24), from Sanbe Teron Gaon in Karbi Anglong District.

The 100-hour bandh (general strike) called by NCHIPF in Dima Hasao District from February 26 will further delay the Lumding-Silchar broad-gauge conversion project. The bandh called by the NCHIPF to demand the bifurcation of the present Dima Hasao (formerly North Cachar Hills) Autonomous District Council into two separate Autonomous District Council.

The eight students’ groups of Karbi Anglong called off the indefinite road blockade against Nagaland on National Highway 39 at Silonijaan and Sariahjaan on National Highway 36 in Karbi Anglong District from February 28 morning. The decision to lift the blockade was taken after a meeting of the high-level officials of both the states, which included Dimapur Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police and their Karbi Anglong counterparts. The blockade was earlier called on February 25 alleging that some miscreants from Nagaland side had encroached a vast area of the Daldalli Reserve Forest in the District.

GNLA threatened to eliminate people who are extorting money in its name.  “I have ordered all our area commanders to look for those persons who are misusing our name and execute them at once,” Sohan D Shira, the 'commander-in- chief' of the GNLA said. “We have been getting lots of information about some people misusing our organisation’s name and we will not spare them.” he added. Shira has taken exception to the reports that a GNLA cadre has tried to extort money from an employee of Tura Municipal Office.

Police arrested a suspected NDFB militant, Sanjay Mooshahary, from Iew-Umpleng’ near Jaintia Cement in East Jaintia Hills District. Police also seized one pistol (.9mm) loaded with 11 (7.5 mm) live ammunition from his possession.

March 1

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead two men in Simdega District of Jharkhand.

Chhattisgarh Police arrested another Naxal conduit, identified as Shatrughan Manilal Vaishnav alias Bhola Doctor (40), from Raipur who was providing medical aid to the LWEs as a registered medical practitioner.

Supporters of NCHISF, which has given the Dima Hasao bandh (general strike) call, set ablaze a railway bridge near Migrendisa Station under Haflong Police Station in Dima Hasao District on March 1 during its 100 hour bandh, reports Business Standard. Railway communication was completely disrupted between Lumding (Nagaon District) and Badarpur (Karimganj District) with the bandh supporters also damaging the tracks near Bageter station in Dima Hasao District, the Police said. The bandh was called by NCHISF from February 26, demanding bifurcation of Dima Hasao into two Districts and protesting over renaming of NC Hills to Dima Hasao.

Militants hurled a hand grenade at the residence of an assistant engineer of the Manipur Development Society, in Konthoujsm Dhaneshore at Kwakeithel Thiyam Awang Leikai in Imphal West District. A car of the engineer parked at the garage was damaged by the impact of the blast even though there was no human casualty. Police suspect monetary demand of a militant group from the engineer behind the blast

Two unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade at the residence of a businessman’s residence at Marwari Patti in Dimapur (Dimapur District). Official sources said there was no report of injury or loss of properties as the hand-grenade failed to explode. In addition, the ACAUT Nagaland condemned the incident of ‘grenade throwing by two unidentified miscreants’ at the resident of the businessman.

Four cells of the ruling NPF party, Legal Cell, Life Membership Cell, Farmers’ Wing and Minority Cell, have appealed the Central Government and the negotiating parties to bring about early political solution to the Naga issue at the soonest possible.

NNC-NA Ato Kilonser 'prime minister ' Hozheto Chophy, said that taking strong exception of some 'anti national element' in “our organization to disrupt the smooth functioning” of NNC-NA the authority in the organization would impose the highest penalty against any one going against the dictate of the Ato Kilonser. Hozheto further said, “The revocation order passed against kilonser Khehoto Zhimo, kilonser Imkong Jamir and kilonser T Ovung by the ato kilonser” which appeared on the daily paper on March 1 “stands final.

The UNC blamed two 'valley based' organisations, the UCM and AMUCO, for all the ills afflicting Manipur in connection with the 'Naga political issue'.

GNLA reacting to the ASAK 'general secretary' Dura Marak's claims that GNLA 'commander-in-chief', Sohan D Shira could be hunted down within a week if the Police conduct a tight operation in the Durama Hills, said that it had enough arms and fire power to meet any kind of challenges and situations.

SFs during a joint operation in Chainejan near Kulajan in Wokha District arrested two NSCN-KK cadres along with arms and ammunition on March 1. One .22 Pistol with magazine, seven .22 mm live rounds and five .5.56mm live rounds were recovered from the two identified as Leacy Chumbemo Kikon and Rajaoeo Robema Yanthan.

A band of CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Channu Madavi in Kuthegaon village in Dhanora sub-division in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra.

March 2

Police arrested four people, identified as Shanmugham, Murugesan, Subramani and Thangarak and seized 250 gelatin sticks and 150 detonators from an undisclosed location of Tamil Nadu

A man was arrested with FICN near Reghia in Nichloul area of Maharajganj District when he was trying to enter India from Nepal.

IM India operations 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal seems unrepentant and he told Police during interrogation that if released he would again set off bombs across India and that he did not regret what he did.

3,000 pages of internet chats between top IM leaders accessed by the NIA revealed its grand plans to strike terror across India, its growing differences with Pakistan's ISI, split within the group, IM's links with Taliban and Al Qaeeda, its hideouts in other countries, plans to run a kidnapping syndicate to raise funds and striking a possible deal with the Maoists- the entire tale is hidden in over.

IM operative Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi has revealed that a member of al Qaeda is working with IM for operations in India.

The NIA has declared INR 10,00,000 reward on any information leading to Waqas’ arrest. Investigators say he needs constant medical attention due to partial paralysis of the face.

A perfume shop of Yasin Bhatkal in Karnataka became IM hub in 2001 for establishment of the Darbhanga module, the NIA has said.

NIA charge sheet stated that around December 2001, Yasin had opened the shop 'Almohtasham' near Noor Masjid. "The perfume shop was very popular amongst the students of Anjuman Engineering College.

SFs defused IEDs weighing 50 kg during an anti-Naxal operation in Rayagada District of Odisha.

Four Assam Rifles troopers were injured, in an ambush by militants of the NDFB-IKS, at Jabolia centre in Udalguri District. The injured troopers were identified as Prakash Singh (49), Ashok Kumar (35), M. Hazarika (32) and Vijendra Singha (38). Singh and Kumar, who are critical, have been airlifted to Guwahati for treatment.

Suspected militants placed a Chinese hand grenade at the makeshift shelter of labourers at Nongpok Sekmai area in Thoubal District. Police later searched and recovered the grenade from the spot.

Police wielded batons on protesters to remove them from the tracks at Fakiragram junction in Kokrajhar District on March 2 which left one agitator and at least five Police personnel injured. The SJAM, a conglomeration of 19 non-Bodo organizations, stopped movement of trains through BTAD as a part of its eight-hour blockade opposing the formation of the appointment of one member G K Pillai panel and creation of Bodoland.

The MNRF celebrated its third Raising Day at its headquarters. During the celebration, the MNRF pledged to uphold unity, social justice, harmony and development in the Naga society of Manipur, according to a press release issued by its Information and publicity secretary, Rex.

Police arrested one Bangladesh national, identified as Muhammad Sabuddin (21), on March 2, during vehicle checking at Ratacherra in East Jaintia Hills District.

Former KSU Vice-president Fredrick Kharmawphlang and 13 others, who recently joined the HNLC, are believed to be somewhere in Meghalaya and are yet to cross over to Bangladesh, BSF officials informed. The BSF personnel have been asked to augment their vigil in the border in view of the development

The rift within the ANVC-B has come to light with the formation of another group, Matchadu Matchabet, a popular phrase used in Garo hills, meaning an animal which looks a bit like a tiger and a bit like a man.

Troops of 23 AR neutralised "an arms factory" and arrested a person, Hatho Khimunagan, in Noklak area under Tuensang District. AR Public Relation Office (PRO) stated that three .22 pistols, seventeen rounds of live ammunition and tools used in manufacturing arms were recovered from his possession.

NSCN-KK strongly opposed the approval of issuing of licences to oil companies for extraction and exploration by the State Government. In a statement, the outfit said that it was of the view that the "rich oil fields being the only lifeline for the Naga generation", even if explored, the refinery should be set up in Nagaland. The group advised the allotted companies to perform the work at their own risk.

NSCN-KK, said that the State Government "for once" should think of establishing a medical college in Mon or Tuensang District to enable students from "advanced tribes" to pursue academic excellence in Eastern Nagaland.

CPI-Maoists attacked a Police outpost in Hedri village in Etapalli tehsil in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. They threw hand-grenades and opened fire at the newly established outpost.

Two prisoners, including a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Phogra Munda, serving life sentence, escaped from court premises at Ghatsila in East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

March 3

NIA Special Court dismissed the bail petition of Aboobacker Haji alias Masthigooda Aboobacker, the fourth accused in the Taliparamba (Kannur District of Kerala) FICN case.

NIA Special Court dismissed the bail petition of Aboobacker Haji alias Masthigooda Aboobacker, the fourth accused in the Taliparamba (Kannur District of Kerala) FICN case.

Police arrested two suspected ULFA cadres from Ganeshghat in Tezpur town of Sonitpur District on charges of collecting ransom from a panchayat (village level local self Government institution) member. The two cadres were identified as Pranjal Bharali and Rakesh Sarmah. Police recovered INR 15,000 which was paid by the panchayat member.

SFs, in an encounter, killed one KPLT militant, Suleman Rongpi (22), under Anjul Pani area under Rongmongwe Police Station at Karbi Anglong District. Further, two KPLT militants, Joiram Timung (19) and John Timung (20), were arrested during the encounter.

The 13 pro- ILP pressure groups have decided to propose for the introduction of an ILP regime which would suit the local conditions. FKJGP president Jo Marwein after a meeting of the pressure groups on March 3 said that they would propose in their charter the introduction of an ILP in the State which is different from the ILP system that is already in force in Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

New underground organizations mushrooming in the Garo Hills are wooing the ANVC-B cadres who are frustrated over the failure of the Meghalaya Government to set up designated camps for them, according to the ANVC-B leadership. In a statement, ANVC-B resented that the Government was yet to finalize designated camps for its cadres. ANVC-B is in a peace pact with the government since January 2013.

GNLA 'political secretary' Bikdot Nikjang Marak claimed that the formation has recently refused the offer of INR 50 million from a road construction company so that development work in the area is not affected.

Police arrested four persons, including one militant, identified as FGN 'captain' Huraipi Zeliang alias Robert (41) who are regularly involved in highway abductions from Chumukedima town in Dimapur District on March 3. One .22 pistol along four live rounds were also seized from the arrested persons. The three others were identified as Ajangpau Rongmei (37), Chuba Chang (41) and Ahungbe Zeliang (24).

Two Policemen were killed in a militant attack outside a court complex of Pulwama town in Pulwama District.

A Policeman was injured in a knife attack by a suspected militant at Pampore area in Pulwama District.

SFs arrested five PLFI cadres and recovered cache of arms and ammunitions in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including one carrying a reward on his head, were arrested in the forests of Burji in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

A sum of INR 2.9 million, ammunition and electronic gadgets were recovered from Maoist hideouts in Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh.

March 4

A Delhi court extended till March 6, 2014 the judicial custody of two suspected LeT operatives, Rashid and Shahid who were arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013.

A Delhi court extended till March 6, 2014 the judicial custody of two suspected LeT operatives, Rashid and Shahid who were arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013.

Three persons were injured when people of a minority community pelted stones at the vehicles coming to take part in the BPF rally at Angthihara and Sapkhata in Gossaigaon subdivision of Kokrajhar District.

The SJAM and several other non-Bodo organisations called a 12-hour BTAD bandh (general shutdown) on March 4 in protest against the constitution of the expert committee to look into the demand for creation of Bodoland State, which evoked total response in Kokrajhar.

Security sources stated that the NDFB-IKS is the most active militant outfit in lower and northern Assam region and the recent killing of an Additional Superintendent of Police in Sonitpur Gulzar Hussain on January 28 gave the outfit a new lease of life.

GK Pillai scheduled visit to Kokrajhar did not happen due to some 'logistical reason' .

SWAT personnel of East Khasi Hills arrested a top ANLCA cadre, identified as Rex Briller R. Marak, from a tea stall at Police Bazar in Shillong. He was active in Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills.

One ANLCA cadre, identified as Charles D. Shira surrendered before the Police. Shira surrendered before East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police M Kharkrang and deposited one AK-56 rifle, one magazine of AK-56, eight rounds of 7.65mm live ammunition, one round of 7.62mm live ammunition, eight rounds of .303 ammunitions and one .32 pistol magazine.

The State government is working on the modalities of peace talks with the GNLA, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said on March 4.

GHSMC held a meeting recently and resolved to organize a public rally at Selsela in April, 2014 to intensify the demand for Garoland Statehood in a democratic way. The demand for Statehood is in line of Linguistic Act 1956 and State re-organisation Act 1956, the General Secretary of GHSMC Augustine Marak said. "On behalf of the people of Garoland we appeal our beloved brothers of GNLA, ANVC-B, UALA, LAEF, ASAK, ATF, Matchadu Matchabet, ANLCA, ANCA and other splinter groups to turn to the main stream", Marak said.

Reaffirming its earlier decision, Steering Committee of the Eastern Nagaland People's Organisation (ENPO) at its consultative meeting held at Lempong Convention hall Longleng District Headquarter, declared to re-strengthen its resolve for a separate Frontier Nagaland state carved out of present Nagaland, as a reiteration that Eastern Nagaland people lived free as 'Naga Hill Tuensang Division and un-administered area' before the British rule of India.

Two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an encounter with SFs inside the forest under the Pottangi Police Station area of Koraput District of Odisha.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sanjay Bhuiyan, member of Roshanji-squad, was arrested with arms and ammunition from Rangai village in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

12 Policemen, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were suspended in connection with the escape of two under-trial prisoners, including a hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, serving life sentence from court premises in Ghatsila of East Singhbhum District.

A magisterial probe has been ordered into a gunfight between SFs and Maoists near the Michewada Hills in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh in which two militants were killed. The report will be submitted in a month.

March 5

Police officials from UP and Nepal held a meeting in Lucknow and discussed issues of smuggling of fake currency and drugs.

The CBI signed a MoU with DSCI with a view to seek expert services from the latter in managing the challenges in cybercrimes and updating officials with the latest technology.

SFs in a joint operation, arrested five Manipur based PLA cadres and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from their possession from Pongchau area in Longding District. The arrested militants were identified as Pongsiba Dingam, Jackson Kuki, Diwang Chawang, Monglemba Meitei and Ngongo Meitei. SFs also recovered two AK M-22 rifles, two AM-T81, one 3G81 LMG along with 631 rounds bullets, 13 magazines, one magazine box and cash of INR 22,000 from their possession.

Atmosphere in BTC areas in Assam has turned restive in the wake of Centre constituting a one-man panel headed by former Union Home Secretary G K Pillai to examine the demand for a separate Bodoland state in Assam.

SFs killed a GNLA militant identified as Niksrang Sangma alias Rondik Sangma at Gosaigadhowa in Goalpara District. SFs also arrested a GNLA militant identified as Binat Sangma during the operation.

SFs arrested three suspected KPLT militants from Kheroni area in Karbi Anglong District. The Police also recovered two motor cycles (Pulsur) and one TVS bike, mobile phones and some amount of cash from their possession. The trio was arrested in connection with the January 31 Zerikinding abduction of two ginger traders Dhiman Lindo (30) and Sudip Chanda (35). According to sources, a total of INR 1.5 million were paid to the kidnappers by the family members of Sudip for their safe release. Sources also added that all the dealings were held at Lengri in Karbi Anglong District.

SFs arrested two Ceasefire Unit of AANLA militants, John Terkey (16) and Ajit Khozur (18), from Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur District. AANLA militants had served extortion demand to a contractor Laxman Pachuwan who was involved in construction work at Don Bosco School located in Dhekiajuli. SFs also recovered demand note of AANLA (Cease fire), two mobile phones and one SIM card from the arrested duo.

Troops of 23 AR arrested an armed cadre of FGN, identified as T. Mushiu Meyo, from Tuensang (District) market. The cadre was found in possession of a pistol.

Odisha has sought additional SF battalion to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections on April 10 and April 17, the state's CEO said.

March 6

Six people, including two women, were arrested along with arms and ammunition on their return from Pakistan on the Samjhauta Express at the Attari Railway station in Amritsar District.

Police arrested three persons identified as Jhony Rabiullah Shaikh (22), Sanaullah Shabakh Shaikh (27) and his wife Sharina (20) at the NMMT bus stop near the APMC fruit market in Navi Mumbai, along FICN with a face value of INR 2, 64,000.

A Delhi-based estate agent, Dinesh Singh alias Megh Singh who is believed to be a key link with FICN racket was arrested by the CIU in Mumbai.

A Delhi court dismissed the bail plea of a suspected LeT operative, Shahid who was arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013 and directed Police to conclude investigation in the case by March 26, 2014.

Investigation by NIA found that during the June 2012 conflict in Assam, IM contributed to the flare-up by spreading text messages and online posts falsely claiming atrocities against Muslims.

The charge-sheet details a chat between Bhatkal and his associate Afeef Mota (in Pakistan) on July 12, 2013 which talks about a certain member of the outfit having participated in spreading fake news about atrocities against Muslims at the hands of northeastern people.

JuD 'chief' Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of LeT offered the 68 Kashmiri students, suspended over cheering for Pakistan in Sunday's Asia Cup match against India, 'full scholarships' to study anywhere in the world.

SFs killed an NDFB-IKS militant, Kenduguri 'section commander' N-Wongtinlang, at Odang village near Karigaon in Kokrajhar District. SFs also recovered a 7.65 mm pistol, two magazines, eight rounds of ammunition and three live grenades were recovered from him. Another militant was injured in the encounter but managed to escape into the nearby jungles.

SFs, in an operation, arrested two KNLA militants, identified as Robindra Tokbi and Bikram Bey, from Thokvam village under Uttar Borbil Police Outpost in Karbi Anglong. The ultras were on an extortion drive in the area.

The doctors and staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital of Dima Hasao District are receiving threatening calls and SMSs in the name of one Jek Dimasa, 'Haflong commander' of DHD-Action since 1st week of February' 2014. The Doctors and Staffs of Haflong Civil Hospital on March 6 have submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Dima Hasao District requesting him to look into the matter.

Former NSCN-K 'kilonser (minister)' Kughalu Mulatonu along with 'colonel' Vikato and 'Zunheboto town commander' 'Major' Heikhu and three cadres have arrived at Khehoi camp in Dimapur District of the NSCN-KK in a bid to join the outfit. However, he said the NSCN-KK was yet to take a formal decision, since its high ranking leaders were yet to sit down and discuss about the development.

SS Khaplang 'president' of NSCN-K inducted S.Hrepuni Vemai into the formation's 'council of kilonsers' [council of ministers] as a 'cabinet kilonser' on February 6, 2014.

BSF personnel, engaged in anti-Maoist operations raided a forest hideout of Maoists and seized huge quantity of blank paper to be used to print propaganda material ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

March 7

Unidentified miscreants shot and injured a medical practioner, Dr Taruni of RIMS Medicine Department, at her home clinic at Uripok area in Imphal West. Reports said that she was shot in the head but the injury is not serious, as the bullet grazed her head. Police fear that some militants might have tried to kill her as she perhaps refused to pay illegal tax. It is believed that she had received extortion threats from some underground organisations.

The GNLA approved the name of the 10 person panel to hold talks with the Government. Rev. The names approved include Fr Januarius Sangma, Rev. Bro. Einstein Marak, former minister Jova Marak, Mariam D. Shira, Heneritha Marak, activist Jaynie Ningring Sangma, Babyana Sangma and Marilyne D. Shira, NPP leader Roger Benny A. Sangma and advocate Sujit Dey.

NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chisi Swu and 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah will return to Nagaland from New Delhi on March 9. Swu and Muivah along with ten other NSCN-IM leaders will return as the formal talks between the Government of India and the Naga outfit is not possible now due to the ensuing Lok Sabha (lower house of India's Parliament) elections and with the code of conduct coming into force.

NSCN-IM 'chairman' Isak Chisi Swu and 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah will return to Nagaland from New Delhi on March 9. Swu and Muivah along with ten other NSCN-IM leaders will return as the formal talks between the Government of India and the Naga outfit is not possible now due to the ensuing Lok Sabha (lower house of India's Parliament) elections and with the code of conduct coming into force.

ZUF has issued 'directives' "for compliance" on safeguarding its land and people and kin tribes. In a statement, ZUF 'regional secretary', Makuilongdi Region, said the lands, people and cultural heritage should be protected at all cost.

Three terrorists of NLFT-BM, who had fled from their hideouts in Bangladesh, have surrendered to the Security Forces in Kalyanpur in West Tripura District. The surrendered militants were identified as Dilip Debbarma (28), Bikram Debbarma (32) and Dhiren Debbarma (28). During surrender they deposited two hand grenades and Bangladeshi currency of 500 taka with some incriminating documents.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Ramchand (20) and Sampat, were arrested from the forests of Mardapal Police Station limits in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh during an area domination operation.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Vijay Modi alias Vijay Burnwal, was arrested from near the Jharkhand-Bihar border under Bhalwaghati Police Station in Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Centre reviewed the security situation in CPI-Maoist-affected States and directed Security Forces to foil any attempt by the rebels to disrupt the election process.

March 8

IM made attempts to spread communal hatred across India; according to the NIA chargesheet filed against IM 'India operations cheif' Yasin Bhatkal.

Taking serious note of the spurt in attack on Government officials, contractors, doctors and business establishments by 'fictitious underground groups' as well as militant groups under the SoO pact, both valley and hill based, in connection with their extortion notices, the Union MHA has issued a series of instructions to all concerned to approach the law enforcing agencies and the authorities concerned.

Police arrested two women CPI-Maoist cadres, Hita Kendruka and Sangita Mandangiri, during a combing operation in Chintaguda forest under Koraput District of Odisha.

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, Deva Padiami alias Sandhya (30), surrendered in Malkangiri District. Sandhya is the wife of Andhra Odisha Border State Zonal Committee chief strategist Anil Kumar, who was recently arrested in Koraput District of Odisha. Sandhya carried a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head.

Kovasi Satyam alias Jagadeesh (25), a member of CPI-Maoist Sabari Area Committee, surrendered before Bhadrachalam ASP N Prakash Reddy in the Khammam town of Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh.

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed an unidentified person at Jorasimar village under Gawa Police Station limits of Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Wayanad District Police chief Putta Vimaladitya issued a lookout circular against 10 suspected CPI-Maoist in connection with cases registered against them in various Police Stations in the District.

Eighteen militia members of the CPI-Maoist, who were involved in the blasting of coffee pulping units of the Andhra Pradesh Forest Development Corporation at Chapagedda in GK Veedhi mandal in Vishakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh on January 28, surrendered to Superintendent of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal in Vishakhapatnam.

Addressing the opening day of the Budget session of the Meghalaya Assembly, Governor K.K. Paul expressed concern about the activities of GNLA in the Garo Hills.  According to the Governor, the activities of HNLC had seen a decline during the past one year because of the constant pressure mounted by the State Police.

Tileshwar Sahu, a senior leader of the All Jharkhand Students Union, was shot dead by three suspected cadres of PLFI in the Barhi area of Hazaribagh District while he was addressing a rally. One person has been arrested and a weapon was seized from him.

March 9

Smuggling of Pakistan-printed FICNs from abroad has shown an increase. The DRI has found that neighbouring Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh among others have fast emerged as new routes for smugglers to push Pakistan-printed FICNs.

The BSF handed over to the BGB a list of 66 terror camps in Bangladesh of militants operating in India's Northeast. Camps of HNLC, ULFA, NDFB, PLA and a few other groups were operating in districts like Mymensingh, Maulvibazar and Rangamati. IG BSF Sudhir Kumar Srivastava said, "The number of these camps has decreased." Some of the camps had now been shifted towards Myanmar due to pressure from Bangladesh authorities.

Reacting to a query on the status of border fencing, Srivastava informed that there were 13 gaps along the fencing which could not be completed due to its riverine nature and other logistical problems. The Bangladesh Government had allowed the construction of single-line fencing along the border.

The BSF in 2013 seized FICN worth INR 548,000 and seized nearly 500,000 bottles of cough syrup Phensdyl worth INR 30 million and a large quantity of Ganja (marijuana) along the India-Bangladesh border.

KNLA, a Karbi militant formation, has called for a 48-hour Karbi Anglong bandh (general strike) beginning from March 9 (5am). In a statement, KNLA informed that the bandh has been called in protest against the arrest of two KNLA cadres by Security Forces involved in counter insurgency operation.

The BSF handed over to the BGB a list of 66 terror camps in Bangladesh of militants operating in India's Northeast. Camps of HNLC, ULFA, NDFB, PLA and a few other groups were operating in districts like Mymensingh, Maulvibazar and Rangamati. IG BSF Sudhir Kumar Srivastava said, "The number of these camps has decreased." Some of the camps had now been shifted towards Myanmar due to pressure from Bangladesh authorities.

Reacting to a query on the status of border fencing, Srivastava informed that there were 13 gaps along the fencing which could not be completed due to its riverine nature and other logistical problems. The Bangladesh Government had allowed the construction of single-line fencing along the border.

The BSF in 2013 seized FICN worth INR 548,000 and seized nearly 500,000 bottles of cough syrup Phensdyl worth INR 30 million and a large quantity of Ganja (marijuana) along the India-Bangladesh border.

A bullet riddled body suspected to be that of a cadre of KNF-P faction was on retrieved by the Police from Leingangpokpi village in Senapati. The body was found blind folded with both hands tied with a rope, Police said.

KNF-N, categorically stated it would keep a 'strict vigil' on implementation of PMGSY works as well as other development programmes taken up by the State and Central Governments, in their area. KNF-N 'publicity secretary' Gogou Vaiphei saying that they have no intention to disturb development activities, explained that they have been constrained to 'monitor' all kinds of development works because of the dubious nature of implementing development programmes by firms/agencies or contractors.

JeM militants hurled two grenades and fired indiscriminately on an Army Colonel's vehicle in the Khoshipora forests of Baramulla District. The officer, however, escaped unhurt. Though the Army fired back, the militants managed to escape. Army subsequently, conducted searches and recovered one Pistol and two grenades from the area.

JKLF 'chairman' Muhammad Yasin Malik, has urged the J&K people to boycott the forthcoming so-called elections in the territory to convey the message to India that they reject its illegal occupation on J&K.

Suspected cadres of the ZUF and 6 Indian Reserve battalion (IRB) battalion personnel exchanged fire when ZUF attacked the post of 6 IRB battalion located near a railway tunnel construction site at Tupul in Tamenglong District in the night of March 9. No casualty was reported in the gunfight which reportedly lasted for a few minutes.

Seven Bangladeshi illegal immigrants were slapped with Rigorous Imprisonment for 160 days and a fine of INR 10,000/- each within four days by the District & Sessions Court, Senapati District. Judge G Gaiphulshilu convicted the seven illegal Bangladeshi immigrants under Section 14 (A &B) of the Foreigners Act.

NDFB–IKS has denied the presence of its base camps in neighbouring Bangladesh after the organization’s split. In a press statement issued, the 'director of intelligence of military wing' of the 'Bodoland Army' of the NDFB–IKS, D Rebgon said “The allegation of SK Srivastava, Inspector General of the BSF (Assam Frontier), that we have base camps at Rangamati, Kakrachari and Mymensing areas of Bangladesh, as published in the media, is baseless.”

Five PLFI cadres, including a ‘sub-zonal commander’ of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi Districts.

Palamu Police arrested a CPI-Maoist ‘sub-zonal commander’, identified as Ankit Yadav alias Girender Yadav, and seized arms and ammunition in a joint operation with the CRPF. A pistol and three cartridges were seized from Yadav, who has 13 cases against him and is wanted in Bihar.

The East Champaran District Police arrested eight members of Azad Hind Fauj at Delho village under Madhuban Police Station area in the District.

March 10

A ‘divisional commander’ of LeT, identified as Abu Huraira, and his associate, identified as Abu Talha, were killed and an Army officer of counter-insurgency Kilo Force was injured in a gun battle between militants and SFs in Handwara area of Kupwara District.

Police recovered dead body of a JeM militant, identified as Arshad Bhia alias Chotu, near Jamia Masjid Tral in Pulwama District.

Maharashtra Police arrested two persons along with "high quality" FICNs worth INR 200,000 from Loha city of Nanded District.

IB inputs suggest that the terror strike could happen in either Uttar Pradesh or Bihar during electioneering.

A chargesheet filed by the NIA has claimed that IM had attempted putting in place a local module on the border of Jodhpur-Nagaur Districts in 2013.

Arrested IM top operative Yasin Bhatkal during interrogation said that Pakistani spy agency, ISI, wanted IM chief Riyaz Bhatkal to convince his family in Karnataka to cross borders and join him in that country.

Maharashtra ATS suspects that the money required to  orchestrate the 13/7 Mumbai blasts was sent to IM operatives through the hawala route (illegal money transfer) and it came through Pune.

 IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were refused bail in connection with a September 13, 2008, Delhi serial blasts case by a court  which allowed the plea of Police seeking 15 days time to complete its probe against them.

A team of Thoubal District Police, on March 10, rescued two abducted drivers of the ABCI, who were reportedly abducted from Somrei village under Yairipok Police station in Ukhrul district on March 2, from Chaningpokpi village under Senapati District. Police brought Debasish Mandal (35) of West Bengal and Ch Ajit Singh of Assam’s Cachar District to Yairipok Police Station after securing their release from the clutch of the abductors at Chaningpokpi village, around 20 kilometres East of Yairipok Police station.

A coal mine supervisor (Sordar) of a coal mine at Pass Phut around 20 kilometres from Byndihati village in East Jaintia Hills District was allegedly abducted for ransom in the evening of March 9. On March 10, the kidnappers called up his wife and demanded INR 1 million for his safe release.

East Garo Hills District Police intercepted a sports utility vehicle carrying arms consignment that had been dispatched from Karbi Anglong (Assam) for the GNLA in Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District in the evening of March 10. Police found three AK rifles with five magazine containers and 124 rounds of live ammunition.

ANVC-B in a statement has alleged that the Government is secretly continuing operation against ANVC-B cadres. “There seems to be lack of sincerity in restoring peace and normalcy in Garo Hills”, the ANVC statement added. The ANVC-B also urged the Government to finalize the designated camps for the cadres at the earliest.

A suspected militant of the ANVC-B, identified as Wansimphang Snaitang, was arrested by Borsora Police in South West Khasi Hills District while he was extorting money from traders at gunpoint.

Meghalaya Home Minister Roshan Warjri told the State assembly on March 10 that the Centre needs to be consulted before initiating peace talks with GNLA, since GNLA was a banned organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.

Meghalaya’s opposition UDP asked the Government to institute a probe into the alleged nexus between Chief Minister Mukul Sangma with a militant outfit. “It has been revealed in the media that the Chief Minister (Mukul Sangma) has the support of the militant outfit ANVC in order to help him remain in power,” Opposition Leader Donkupar Roy told the Assembly. 

 The civil society in Tura (West Garo Hills District) has now stood up against the deteriorating law and order situation in the Garo Hills. A number of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including church organizations and leaders, under the aegis of the Unified Peace Movement for Garo Hills (UPMGH) organized in Tura, on March 9, a “Mass Prayer and Peace Rally,” aimed at bringing back peace in the area as well as appealing to those who had joined militant groups to return to the mainstream. The rally, held at the Chandmary Playground in the town, was attended by over 2,000 people.

the next hearing of the special court to deal with the Inner Line Permit (ILP)-related cases has been fixed on April 14. The Special Court headed by First Class Judicial Magistrate R Rymbai was constituted to recover over INR 310 million from 13 pressure groups for the damage caused during the ILP-related agitations and subsequently court issued notices to all the pressure groups. Except CSWO, which submitted a statement before the special court on March 10, none has responded to the notices till date.

Seven militants belonging to NDFB-IKS, surrendered at Agia in Goalpara District. Arms and ammunition laid down by the militants include six pistols, live ammunition rounds, hand grenades and other war like stores.

The Central Government has cautioned the State Government against the NDFB-IKS's plans to target candidates of national parties and disrupt the coming Lok Sabha election, particularly in its area of operation on the northern banks of the Brahmaputra. A security source further said that there were, however, no inputs of any threats from the ULFA-I, led by Paresh Baruah.

Police arrested a member of disbanded UPDS, Sagar Chism, from Guwahati (Kamrup metro District) and recovered INR 122,900 in cash from his possession which was sent by GNLA 'commander-in-chief' Sohan D. Shira as advance payment for the arms and ammunition. Sagam's whereabouts was revealed by two of his arms smuggler associates who were arrested in Williamnagar in Meghalaya with a cache of arms and ammunition meant for GNLA.

The MNPF celebrated its first rising day at its headquarters. A statement issued by the ‘Assistant Publicity Secretary’ of MNPF, Thomas Numai urged all revolutionary organisations of the State to unite against the common enemy. Urging the people not to indulge in unrealistic dream of carving ‘Homeland’ and ‘Alternative Arrangement’ demand by drawing maps, the statement said that the solution to such dissension only lies in increased violence in the State.

GSU leader, identified as Dreambirth has reportedly been abducted by suspected GNLA militants over differences in coal auction in East Garo Hills District. Dreambirth, GSU leader from Mendal in North Garo Hills, was on a visit to his family home in Dobetkolgre locality of Williamnagar (East Garo Hills) on March 10 when he was reportedly abducted by a group of unidentified men. He remains untraceable. It is said that the abducters have placed a INR 10 million ransom demand for his safe release.

A Kommu Koya (tribal) dance troupe organiser Patra Mutyam (55), an activist of the CPI-Marxist, was allegedly shot dead by suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist at the remote Tummala village in Chintur mandal of Khammam District.

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from different places of Aurangabad District. Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested an ‘area commander’ Devilal Yadav along with his associates, identified as Dularchand Yadav and Madeshwar Yadav, from an area under the Khudwa Police Station.

A CPI-Maoist cadre Jamadar Yadav was arrested from Hikshanbigha under Daudnagar Police Station area.

March 11

BSF personnel seized a cache of arms and ammunition in the Amritsar sector of Punjab along with 41 kg of heroin worth an estimated INR 2.05 billion.

FICN in denominations of 500 and 1000, amounting to INR 5,62,00,00 were seized from a 49-year-old man, identified as Ashok Kumar by a Police patrol team in Flower Bazaar in Chennai.

IM 'Indian operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were denied bail in September 2010 Jama Masjid (Delhi) terror attack case.

The Enforcement Directorate registered a money laundering case against ten people, including Hizb-ul-Mujahideen 'chief', Syed Salahuddin, for allegedly funding terror activities in the country from across the border.

An NSCN-K source claimed that one of its cadres was shot dead in Arunachal Pradesh during an encounter with the Assam Rifles. The place of the incidence was however not specified.

Three militants of Meghalaya based outfit UALA were beaten to death by villagers at Majhipara village along the Assam–Meghalaya border in Goalpara District. Police said the three had recently served extortion notes to the people of the area. "The militants came to collect the extortion money. However, the locals caught them and beat them up leading to their death,” Police said.

Three militants of Meghalaya based outfit UALA were beaten to death by villagers at Majhipara village along the Assam–Meghalaya border in Goalpara District. Police said the three had recently served extortion notes to the people of the area. "The militants came to collect the extortion money. However, the locals caught them and beat them up leading to their death,” Police said.

 Two Assam Rifles personnel, identified as Warrant Officer Murli and Rifleman MT Santosh have been killed while two others survived with injuries in a bomb attack carried out by suspected PLA cadres at Kambang Khullen in interior Chandel District. Two other Riflemen who sustained injuries were identified as Ngamei Abhi and Pramod Kalai.

 The Presidential Council of the UNC reaffirmed its positions as resolved in the Joint Meeting of Representatives of political parties, the UNC, Tribe Presidents, Presidents of Regional and Frontal Organisations held at Tahamzam in Senapati District on December 15, 2011.

The Kuki civil society organisations within Sadar Hills (Senapati District), collectively and unanimously resolved in a general body meeting held at Kanggui not to endorse and give any type of ‘taxes’ or donation to any militant organisations other than KNO/UPF.

An Khaplang faction of NSCN-K source claimed that one of its cadres was shot dead in Arunachal Pradesh during an encounter with the Assam Rifles. The place of the incidence was however not specified.

A cadre of NSCN-KK was reportedly injured in a firing incident that took place between NSCN-K and NSCN-KK near the High Court area, Kohima District. Police also recovered one .32 live round from the spot.

ANVC-B continues to have in its arsenal an assortment of weapons, including over three dozen AK series assault rifles, along with small arms and hand grenades, a cadre of the outfit who was arrested on March 9 revealed. He also told the Police that the two assault rifles stolen from slain BSF jawans (troopers) during an ambush in November, 2013, are currently hidden inside the general headquarters of the group. The militants had also looted from the jawans 100 rounds of ammunition and a walkie-talkie handset.

Fifteen SF personnel were killed in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Sukma District of south Chhattisgarh. One civilian, Vikram Nishad, also died in the crossfire, while three were injured.

An internal document prepared by the Central leadership of the CPI-Maoist has asked its cadres to boycott the Lok Sabha elections and specifically names 12 political leaders who are to be targeted along with SFs.

Jammu and Kashmir Police neutralised a FICN racket and arrested 12 persons along with FICN with the face value of INR 885000 from Srinagar city of same District.

March 12

Delhi Police filed a supplementary charge sheet against LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with a case lodged in 1994 relating to recovery of explosives in Delhi.

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) tightened norms aimed at countering money laundering and terror financing through the capital markets and asked market entities to conduct detailed risk assessment of their clients, including those linked to countries facing international sanctions.

Three Motorcycle borne UALA militants opened fire on a petrol pump in Mendipather town of North Garo Hills District injuring an employee Umesh Nath. Three men came up to the petrol station on a motorcycle and demanded money at gunpoint. On failing to receive any cash they opened fire hitting pump employee in the stomach.

A student organization leader, public secretary of the JSM, Sambormi Lyngdoh from East Jaintia Hills District has joined HNLC. This was also confirmed by the HNLC’s 'publicity secretary', Sainkupar Nongthraw through a post in Facebook. Sambormi is a resident of Khliehriat East of East Jaintia Hills District.

The GNLA has denied having any hand in the abduction of a GSU leader, Dreambirth G Momin, who was abducted from Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District.

Miscreants exploded a hand grenade at the residence of rice supplier, Kh Sanju (34), at Khurai Chingangbam Leikai in Imphal East District. Although nobody was injured in the incident, a car (Hyundai Santro) suffered minor damage as the grenade landed near the garage of the house. It is suspected that the attack might have been carried out in connection with a monetary demand

Unknown persons placed a hand grenade at Thamnapokpi Awang Leikai residence (Bishnupur District) of Public Works Division (PWD) Executive Engineer Pukhrambam Mani (50). A team of Manipur Police Bomb Disposal Squad retrieved the grenade and exploded it safely. The bomb is suspected to have been planted in connection with monetary demand.

33 AR arrested three NSCN-IM militants from Coal Mines near Naginimora area in Mon District along with arms, ammunition and “other war like stores". The NSCN-IM cadres have been identified as Panreishang Tangkhul and Yalem Konyak from 'military wing' and Simon Konyak from a 'civil wing'.

29 AR also recovered illegal arms and ammunition from a house belonging to a militant, Qhevihie Chishi Swu, from general area Model Colony in Purana Bazar of Dimapur District. One .9mm pistol, one point 38 revolver, five magazines of different arms and 146 rounds of ammunition were recovered.

The KPLT has warned that Nagaland would be held responsible in case of any retaliatory action from Karbi Anglong to check intrusion of Naga people inside Assam. KPLT's statement came after an alleged incursion bid by a section of people from Nagaland inside forest area of Karbi Anglong and torching of two houses in a bordering village.

Condemning the “encroachment of Karbi Anglong land by people of Nagaland”, KPLT 'general secretary' Ranam Lijang accused the people and government of Nagaland for illegal land grabbing and termed the recent bid as “motivated by evil intention.

Unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade at the residence of one Thangpao Haokip near Galngam Lentol at Moreh in Chandel District. There grenade failed to explode and was later retrieved by Police.

An IED weighing around three kilograms was detected at Keirenphabi along Moirang-Kumbi road under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur District.

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma admitted that the State had not been able to free itself from the mushrooming of militant outfits. Replying to the debate on the Governor’s address, he said many youths were joining insurgent groups for the sake of earning easy money. “Root cause of militancy is complex and it requires concentrated efforts from all concerned,” Sangma said even as he admitted that the State Government had not been able to provide the required support to the Police.

The BTC-regional committee of AAGSU organized a protest rally in Kokrajhar town (Kokrajhar District) against the massive extortion, abduction and killings in BTC area by various militant elements, especially by NDFB-IKS.

The CPI-Maoist cadres had an encounter with the SFs in Sukhakani Barhahad forest near Dangteka village of Sambalpur District. After the encounter the SFs also neutralised a Maoist camp and recovered various materials.

Assam Rifles arrested one NSCN-K cadre, identified as Wilson H Chishi, ‘regional secretary’ of Sumi Region in Zunheboto (District) town and seized one pistol and some other documents from his possession.

March 13

A MCOCA court granted ATS the transit remand of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal to take him to Pune (Maharashtra), where his custody would be sought in the 2010 German bakery blast case.

Four cadres of UNLF including a ‘lieutenant’ were arrested by Thoubal District Police commandos from Wabagai Lamkhai under Kakching Police Station in Thoubal District. A source said that the arrested 'lieutenant' of the UNLF has been identified as Leishangthem Umakanta of Singjamei. He was arrested along with a woman cadre and two others.

Remaining fourteen cadres of Nongdrenkhomba group of KCP-MC surrendered to Assam Rifles with arms and ammunition before Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam. The cadres belonged to the fighting group of the faction who had not taken part in the en-masse surrender of cadres of the group on the day of signing the MoU on September 9, 2013.

GSU leader, Dreambirth G Momin, who was abducted on March 10, was released unharmed by suspected militants at Samanda, East Garo Hills.

The Chief Minister made it clear that the Government would not allow pressure groups demanding introduction of ILP system in the state to resort to violent agitations. Replying to the debate on the Governor’s address in the assembly, he advised the pressure groups rather to engage in dialogue with the Government. “We are not hostile to our people,” the Chief Minister asserted.

The NDFB-IKS released a video-clipping to announce the launch of an 'operation' to assassinate State's politicians, DGP and SPs, reports The Times of India. The video-clipping revealed that NDFB-IKS has sent its 35-member &quotIragdao Brigade" to launch &quot2nd Urailang Operation" in the State. Sources said the militants have been asked to sacrifice their lives if need be to accomplish the mission.

A supervisor of Coastal Project Private Limited, identified as Subodh Kumar Das engaged in railway construction work from Jiribam to Tupul under the North Eastern Frontier Railway has been abducted by some unidentified armed persons from Khulbung village of Tamenglong District in the night of March 13. It is not yet clear which militant group is behind the abduction.

Shallang (West Khasi Hills District) Police is on the lookout for GNLA militants numbering around 12 to 14 who were involved in an encounter with the force on March 11 at Agitchak village, around 30 km from Shallang. Police informed that two units of the SWAT Team are conducting search operations in the thick forests of Agitchak area.

A militant leader and second-in-command of NLFT-BM, Panther Debbarma alias Pandit surrendered before Police along with his wife and an associate at Kanchanpur under North Tripura District on March 13.

After the Indian border guards started using non-lethal weapons instead of sophisticated fire arms, crimes along the India-Bangladesh border have increased, an official said at the State’s capital, Agartala.

The MBDPF has sought arrangements of polling booths in all the seven Bru relief camps of North Tripura District so that they could exercise their franchise in the forthcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on April 9 next without any trouble.

The three-day bi-annual Inspector General-level Border Co-ordination meeting between the BSF and BGB was held at the headquarters of BSF Meghalaya frontiers in Shillong,. While the Indian delegation was led by BSF IG of Assam frontier, Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, the 20-member Bangladesh delegation was headed by Brigadier General Mohammad Habibul Karim.

During the meeting, the BSF handed over a list of 66 camps of northeast insurgents to the Bangladesh delegation, seeking action against them.

Reacting to the warning issued by KPLT that Nagaland would be held responsible in case of any retaliatory action from Karbi Anglong to check intrusion of Naga people inside Assam, the JAC comprising of members from border villages in Dimapur said KPLT should “exhibit maturity and embrace realistic/logistic approach” before going to the media by “flexing muscles and threatening their neighbours”.

Five SFs, including one Police official, three CRPF personnel, and a SPO suffered injuries when an IED was triggered while they were trying to remove it in Chatra District.

Two SFs personnel were injured when two teams of security personnel engaged in combing operation at Kuku forest, near Saryu village of Latehar District fired upon each other on mistaken identity.

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a petrol pump owned by a BJP, MLA and hurled bombs and opened fire at his residence in Muzaffarpur District. Around 15-20 Maoists attacked the petrol pump of Ram Surat Rai in Ahiapur Police Station area, around 10 km from District Headquarters.

In a late night strike a group of CPI-Maoist cadres abducted six labourers from Navinagar village in Jamui District close to the border of Lakhisarai District in Bihar.

Wireless communication equipments of the CPI-Maoist were seized during an anti-Maoist operation in Malkangiri District.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police neutralised an international racket allegedly involved in smuggling of FICN with the arrest of four of its members and recovery of FICN with a face value of INR 4,00,000.

March 14

Bhatkal will be produced before the Shivajinagar court. A senior Police officer from the ATS, Pune, confirmed Bhatkal's arrest. "We will produce him before the court on Friday," the officer said.

The central enforcement and intelligence agencies have commenced surveillance activities to curb high inflow Hawala (illegal money transaction) money in Kerala.

The counterfeit currency wing of the Crime Branch of Criminal Investigation Departement (CID) neutralised a four-member gang who were trying to exchange FICN with a face value of INR 1,96,500 in Trichy.

A special court remanded IM 'Indian operations cheif' Yasin Bhatkal in Police custody for 14 days. The Maharashtra ATS has custody of Bhatkal who allegedly planted the bomb in German bakery.

NIA officials claimed that the DNA fingerprints lifted from various hideouts of IM matched with that those of Asadullah Akhtar and the absconding Tahseen, both accused in the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts (February 21, 2013).

Security Forces arrested a militant of NDFB-IKS, identified as Joel Basumatary from Jalubazar area under Sidli Police Station in Chirang District.

Security Forces arrested a militant of NDFB-IKS, identified as Joel Basumatary from Jalubazar area under Sidli Police Station in Chirang District.

Police arrested one person, who was assigned by HNLC with the task of helping the new militant recruits to cross over to Bangladesh, from Pyndemsohsaw village in East Khasi Hills District, reports The Shillong Times. East Khasi Hills SP M Kharkrang informed that the arrested person was identified as Paila Snaitang (38).

Five CPI-Maoist cadres have been arrested at different places in Giridih District and explosives and gelatine sticks were recovered from them.

An area committee member of the CPI-Maoist Galikonda area committee, Janni Mohana Rao, who carried a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, surrendered before Visakhapatnam (Rural) Superintendent of Police Vikram Jeet.

Four militants were arrested by Imphal East Police in different operations. According to a Police source, Imphal East commandos arrested two cadres of PREPAK-Pro, identified as Khaidem Joy alias and Moirangthem Budha along with one demand letter from JNIMS main entrance gate. The source further said that the same team of Imphal East District.

Police arrested one woman cadre of MTRA from near Khuman Lampak Inter State Bus terminus. The arrested woman, identified as Thingreiwon Vasom alias Athing was personally involved in the bomb attack at the residence of MLA, Ukhrul District, Samuel Risom on February 19, the source added.

The UNLF has refuted the news report that Thoubal commandos arrested four of its cadres from Kakching Lamkhai on March 12, saying that the four arrested are civilians.

The STF of Bihar Police arrested four CPI-Maoist 'commanders' from Gandakdiara in Muzaffarpur District.

March 15

The Delhi Police in its chargesheet filed against alleged LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda said that a nexus has been surfaced between Dawood Ibrahim and banned militant groups like LeT, IM and Babbar Khalsa International.

SFs arrested eleven PLFI cadres including four women cadres, following a gun-battle with them in a forested region under Shankargarh Police Station area in Balrampur District.

The Odisha Police said it needs an additional 50 companies of Central Forces for the upcoming general - lower house of Indian Parliament - and State Assembly elections in Odisha and anti-Naxal forces will not to be used for the polls.

SFs following an joint two day long operation, busted a CPI-Maoist camp operating in the jungle under the Raighar Police Station in Nabarangpur District.

JeM and HM militants launched pads being prepared for cross-border infiltration in areas of PoK.

Pedestrians,  discovered a live crude bomb lying beneath a tree some 200 yards away from the Jain Temple and S D Jain School and college in Kohima District and informed the Police. The bomb was defused later.

Tension ran high along the Nagaland–Assam border in Dimapur-Karbi Anglong border area after nine houses were set ablaze allegedly by encroachers in Khukuri basti area in Nagaland at the wee. According to Additional Superintendent of Police (SP-Border, Assam) S Ali Ahmed around 100 persons armed with sharp weapons, bows and arrows came to Khukuri basti village near Rangapahar border outpost under Dhansiri Police Station and set on fire nine houses.

A team of Imphal East District Police conducted a search operation at New Lambulane area and arrested one cadre of Unification faction of KRA-U, identified as Nguljalen Haokip alias Len (37) along with a mobile handset

Ahead of AICC, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the State, security measures have been stepped up at various locations in Thoubal District.

Chhattisgarh Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Somnath, Manaru Badde and Suben Salam alias Mukhiya, during a search operation near Kondera village under Benur Police Station limits in Narayanpur District.

March 16

SFs arrested a top LeT terrorist, identified as Abdul Lateef Rather, from Bandipora in Badgam District.  SFs recovered an AK-47, two magazines and around 60 rounds of ammunition were also recovered from the terrorist. 

HM militant, identified as Mohammad Ishaq alias Munna, was arrested by Army and J&K Police from Degwar Trewan area in Poonch District.

‘Chairman’ of NSCN-IM , Isak Chishi Swu, has ordered that the group’s ‘ministries and departments’ should have “regular concurrence” with the collective leadership in matters of “tax collection and loan.”. In a ‘standing azha (order)’, he said the order has been passed in consultation with the collective leadership and in view of “national necessity”. The order is mandatory and comes into immediate effect, said the azha.

According to the MHA the NDFB killed as many as 70 people in Assam during the last four years (2010-14). The Central Government has currently provided 10 additional companies of the CAPF to assist the State Police in containing activities of the anti-talks NDFB-IKS. Central intelligence agencies inputs suggest that the militants might target the common people in the run up to the parliamentary elections. The MHA has given special instructions to the law enforcing agencies to maintain strict vigil in areas where the Hindi-speaking people live.

ULFA-I 'commander in chief' Paresh Barua has expressed his gratitude to NSCN-K, CorCom of Manipur, KLO, NDFB and other “brotherly organizations” for their cooperation and help extended to the ULFA over the years.On the occasion of its ‘army day,’ (March 16) the ULFA 'commander-in-chief' has called upon senior leaders of the outfit “not to encourage in negative thinking and instead try to boost the morale of the cadres who are fighting the enemy valiantly in the field.”

The ULFA-I asked its members to re-strengthen the outfit. The outfit fears that certain members are still in close nexus with the security forces and constantly working to make dents in the outfit adds the report. At least eight ULFA-I cadres, including its 'commander' Partha Gogoi, were executed on the instructions of the ULFA-I's 'commander-in-chief', Paresh Baruah, for 'conspiring with Police and Security Forces to engineer a mass surrender of cadres in the last four months.

The NLFT-BM is facing its worst-ever crisis with lower cadres strongly advocating for ceasefire truce with the Government. Mistrust between top-rank militant leaders and lower cadres over misuse of fund has been widening with every passing day and bloody clashes in the hideouts are likely, NLFT-BM’s ‘second-in-command’ Panthar Debbarma, who surrendered before the Security Forces at Kanchanpur in North Tripura District recently, told the sleuths of both Central and State agencies.

According to him, two rebel leaders namely Parimal Debbarma and Rajkant Debbarma have already come under the radar of the outfit for alleged misuse of funds collected through extortion as well as ransom.

A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Ganga alias Vikas Podyami (25) and his wife Samlo (22), residents of Nelnad region of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh, allegedly conducting a recce of the movement of SFs ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, was arrested from Parapur village under Lohandiguda Police Station limits of Bastar District.

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sancharia Ganju alias Sushama (20) belonging to Ranchi District of Jharkhand, of Saranda ‘sub-committee’ of Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundergarh Division surrendered before Sambalpur District Police.

Jharkhand Police along with CRPF personnel recovered 44 IEDs at Purnapani village in Jhumra hill of Bokaro District and defused them.

A week after the CPI-Maoist backed CMAS leader Nachika Linga announced his plan to surrender and join mainstream politics, the CPI-Maoist leadership in Koraput District of Odisha have urged the tribals to disown his plan.

March 17

The report by the Financial Action Task Force showed that India is the one member of the 34-nation group ringed by the largest number of countries with a patchy record, surrounding it.

The Indian customs and other border patrolling agencies have found that the largest source from where FICN are pushed into the country is Pakistan.

NSCN-KK expressed the belief that ‘Naga Gurkhas’ could blend with Naga history and play a positive role in future by reminding that over decades of Naga political struggle attracted many non-Naga sympathizers from within and outside. In a statement, the outfit said that the Gurkhas were perhaps the only community whose members “enrolled and actively participated in guerilla warfare” in the Naga struggle.

URF said that it would boycott the AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed visit to Manipur and called for dawn to dusk statewide general strike on March 19.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla has submitted a memorandum to Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath urging him not to allow Bru refugees living in relief camps in Tripura to exercise their franchise in the April 9 elections to the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat. A press statement issued by the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee,  said Lal Thanhawla submitted the memorandum to the CEC in Delhi last week. The Chief Minister said that if the Bru voters wanted to exercise their franchise, they should cast their votes inside Mizoram, not in the relief camps through postal ballots.

Songsak (East Garo Hills) Police arrested one person identified as Ambar R. Marak (23) and recovered one pistol along with six rounds of 7.65mm ammunitions from his possession.

31 Assam Rifles arrested one NSCN-K cadre, identified as ‘lieutenant’ Imtimeren at Phom basti, Changtongya in Dimapur District. The troops also recovered one pistol, 12 bore gun and ammunition from his possession.

The HNLC received a jolt when a senior cadre of the outfit, identified as Syiemlieh alias Lungiut, surrendered before the East Khasi Hills Superintendant of Police. Syiemlieh, who recently escaped from Bangladesh to surrendered, did not deposit any arms and ammunition.

HNLC clarified that youths arrested by Police in Upper Shillong on March 13 did not have any link with outfit.

Four persons involved in supplying explosives, ammunition and medicines to OMP led by Sabyasachi Panda were arrested from Rahaguda forest in Sorada Police Station area of Ganjam District of Odisha bordering Kandhamal District.

A secret CPI-Maoist camp operating in forest under Raighar Police Station limits near Chhattisgarh border in Nabarangpur District of Odisha was neutralised by Security Forces following an exchange of fire along with seizure of explosives and arms. 

A cache of arms and ammunition belonging to Sabyasachi Panda-led OMP were seized from number of dumps in border areas of Kandhamal and Ganjam Districts of Odisha. 

The Kerala Police procured four Polaris All-Terrain off-Road Vehicles against the backdrop of the decision to equip themselves with the state-of-the-art technology especially in the wake of the CPI-Maoist threat.

The Central Government has expedited the process of shifting the airstrip for aerial reconnaissance Drones in LWE affected areas.

March 18

 IM is planning to abduct a politician in New Delhi to secure its 'India operations cheif' Yasin Bhatkal's release.

A special NIA court issued production warrants against IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadullah Akhtar and suspected IM operative Obaid-Ur-Rehman seeking their presence before it on April 2 in connection with a case of alleged conspiracy to carry out terror acts in India.

Explosives, grenades and detonators, were recovered from two persons in Baksa District . Altogether 26 pieces of high explosives, 36 grenades, 19 detonators and a bomb shell were recovered from the two at Kalajhar under Tamulpur Police Station, IGP-BTAD L R Bishnoi said.

A resolution on the need to create a separate Garoland State was defeated by a voice vote in the Meghalaya Assembly. Moving the resolution, GNC member, Clifford Marak said that since there was lack of development in Garo Hills, it would be ideal to create a separate State for Garos. According to Marak, there was a major disparity between the Garos and the Khasi-Jaintia population, both socially and economically. It was, however, rejected by a voice vote in the House.

With the Meghalaya Government making it clear that it was not keen on a division of the State, the move of the GNLA to hold talks with the State Government has hit a roadblock since, the creation of a separate Garo State is the key demand of the militant outfit.

With civil contractors reluctant to take up road construction work in CPI-Maoist-hit areas, the CRPF has for the first time taken upon itself to build a 7-km stretch in Sukma District of chhattisgarh.

The Centre has deputed 70 IPS officers of Inspector General level and 6,000 troops to assist the Election Commission in ensuring free and fair elections in insurgency prone areas of the country.

Gumla District Police of Jharkhand arrested two PLFI cadres from two different locations of the District.

March 19

BSF seized FICN of face value nearly INR 14,00,000 near the Indo-Bangladesh border in the Baishnabnagar Police Station area of Malda District.

Representatives of NSCN-K, ULFA-I, NDFB-IKS and the Manipur-based PLA will participate in the deliberations for creation of an umbrella organisation in Taga of Sagaing division in north-western Myanmar on March 20. The meeting is likely to be convened by NSCN-K 'chairman' S.S. Khaplang, an influential leader in parts of northern Myanmar. However, it is going to be ULFA-I 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Baruah who will be the main operator in the group.

The GNLA released the names of 12 people to act as mediators for talks with the Government and urged upon Meghalaya Governor K K Paul to approve their names. GNLA ‘commander-in-chief’ Sohan D Shira announced the names of the 12 mediators through a ‘notification’ from the outfit’s ‘military affairs’ committee.

Elvis Syiemlieh, an HNLC cadre who escaped from Bangladesh and surrendered on March 17 before the Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills District revealed the sufferings of HNLC cadres during their stay with the militant outfit. Syiemlieh on March 19 revealed that he was getting an amount of only INR 150 per month during his stay in the camp of the militant outfit in Chittagong (Bangladesh). He also revealed that one of the cadres of the outfit, Tensing Syiemlieh even died in their camp in Bangladesh.

Misappropriation of funds by senior 'commanders', growing resource crunch, food crisis and the wide gap between the lifestyles of leaders and that of NLFT-BM cadres have led to situation with disaffection among cadres running high.

NDFB-IKS demanded money from at least five candidates who are contesting the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections. Police sources said that two of those who received demands from the militant outfit, Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur Lok Sabha constituency and Dr Parvez Ahmed, Trinamool Congress candidate for Barpeta constituency, have already reported the issue to the Police and their security has been tightened. However, the others who reportedly received calls from the militants are yet to report to the Police, sources added.

Police recovered two AK-56 rifles meant for NDFB-IKS militants from Chapaguri area in Chirang District. The arms were brought from Nagaland and were supposed to be handed over to cadres of the outfit at Barpeta Road.

The CPI-Maoist wants the Election Commission of India to legalise the citizens' right to boycott polls.

March 20

A court in New Delhi dismissed the bail application of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar in the September 13 2008 Greater Kailash (New Delhi) blast case.

Chief electoral officer Umang Narula said that due to the prevailing security situation in J&K, as many as 4,059 polling booths in the state's total 9,633 polling stations have been declared as critical.

In a handwritten poster, LeT has named eighteen people, who according to the outfit are indulging in liquor trade, gambling and drug peddling, in Sopore town of Baramulla District.

SFs  intercepted a vehicle and arrested four persons, identified as Ramen Gogoi, Kulen Basa, Bitupan Barua and Arup Chutia, on NH-37 at Tiloinagar in Moran town of Dibrugarh District. Bitupan and Arup are former ULFA militants. SFs also recovered an AK-81 rifle, two magazines, a 7.65 pistol, three phones and four SIM cards from them.

SFs, after an encounter, arrested a KPLT militant, Mansing Tokbi, from Model village in Karbi Anglong District. SFs recovered one with one 7.65 pistol, 7 live ammunition and one mobile hand set from him.

First batch of Rengma Nagas who were displaced following tension between Rengma Nagas and Karbis and who took refuge in several relief camps since December 20 ,2013 returned home in Chokihola region under Nilip development block in Karbi Anglong District. Following an official letter issued by Prasanta Buragohain Deputy Commissioner (DC) Karbi Anglong on March 14, 542 Rengmas out of the 1002 who have been camping in Silonijan High School moved out for their homes. “Till now 787 Rengmas were taking shelter in three relief camps said RNSU President.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant, identified as Saitom Rabha (20),from Khetri area of Guwahati and seized a US-made 9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition from him.

The KSU would continue to demand for the implementation of ILP in Meghalaya to check influx and illegal immigration, KSU president, Daniel Khyrïem asserted.

NSCN-KK celebrated its 34th Republic day at Khehoi designated camp in Dimapur with Alezo Venuh, envoy to the ‘collective leadership’ as the chief guest. Venuh in his speech highlighted on the ‘significance’ of the ‘Naga Republic day’ and challenged members present to be more vigilant and to reaffirm to the National cause with dedication.

At least five Chinese grenades were recovered from the residential complex of a retired driver, Chaoba Singh, of the State Police Department at Imphal West's Uripok area on March 20. The grenades were suspected to have been kept there by militant cadres to conduct subversive activities in Imphal valley, he added.

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women, surrendered before Police in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Left-Wing Extremism infested areas in the country are very much under the control of the despite the fact that the CPI-Maoist cadres killed several CRPF men in the recent past, said Senior Security Advisor to the MHA K Vijaykumar.

The CPI-Maoist cadres burned a JCB machine deployed in road construction work at Nekhavaya village in Kukanar area of Bastar District of Chhattisgarh.

Four suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Devsingh Wadde, Amru Potai, Dasu Kachlam and Santer Salaam, all aged between 25 and 30 years and active members of Nelnaar-Kohkameta dalam of CPI-Maoist were arrested during a search operation at Edkamar village in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

March 21

One of the two alleged facilitators of IM has been found to have links with Abu Salem.

Union Home Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde said the government has no information about possible threat to BJP leaders from terror groups and adequate protection has been given to BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

In the October 29, 2005 Delhi serial blasts case, a trial court sentenced two convicts to five years' imprisonment for funding the blasts.

 NIA opposed in the Delhi High Court the bail plea of Asadullah Akhtar, aide of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal, saying he is a member of the banned terror outfit allegedly responsible of various attacks in the country.

Unidentified militants picked up a civilian, Harsing Bey (35), from his residence located at Men Terang village under Dokmoka Police Station in Karbi Anglong District on March 20 and shot him dead, his dead body was recovered from a paddy field, about 1 kilometre from his house. Police suspects that the KNLA militants had demanded money from him and he also paid a part of the demanded money to the KNLA.

NDFB-IKS termed Bhupen Bora, the Congress candidate from Tezpur Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) constituency, as “anti-Bodo”. In a statement emailed to the media, NDFB-IKS leader B.R. Ferenga asked Bodo people not to vote for Bora alleging he was behind the anti-Bodo and other anti-tribal organisations in the state. the threat has prompted Assam Police to review and upgrade Bhupen Bora’s security. Inspector-General of Police (law and order) S.N. Singh told  there was a threat to Bora’s life from the outfit and additional arrangements have been made for his security. He, however, refused to divulge what arrangements had been made.

GNLA shot dead Servison R Sangma, the cousin of its own ‘chairman’ Champion Sangma for deserting the outfit even as it claimed that the killing was ‘accidental’. A 12-member group of armed GNLA militants led by its ‘action commander’ Ajan Ch Marak alias Jimmy Momin came down to Asiragre village, three kilometres from Williamnagar (East Garo Hills District), and targeted the home of Servison.

NSCN-IM ‘President’ Isak Chishi Swu in his address during the 34th ‘Naga Republic Day’ celebration at Camp Hebron in Dimapur District asserted that “NSCN has never ever deserted the cause” of the Nagas. He said thousands cadres were fully prepared to defend the cause of the Nagas in days to come.

CFMG has issued security instructions to all NSCN factions in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) election. In a communiqué addressed to all the NSCN factions, CFMG chairman Lieutenant General (retd.) N.K. Singh said with the announcement of 16th Lok Sabha elections to be conducted from April 7 to May 12 across the country and on April 9 in Nagaland, all District administrations have been issued instructions that no one other than Security Forces would carry any fire arms so as to ensure peaceful polls. Therefore, all factions of NSCN have been asked to conform to the instructions with the essential objective of ensuring peaceful polls, said Singh.

ACAUT, Nagaland, would begin its State-wide tour and public meeting starting from March 24.

The displaced people of Bru community from neighbouring Mizoram, now sheltered in six evacuee camps in North Tripura District, will be allowed to vote through postal ballots, the Tripura CEO said. Bru voters, whose names are registered in the electoral rolls of Mizoram, would be allowed to exercise their franchise through postal ballot papers from April 1 to 3, Tripura CEO Ashutosh Jindal said. About 37,000 refugees in the relief camps belong to 10 assembly constituencies in Mamit, Kolasib and Lunglei Districts of Mizoram, State election department sources said.

The flying squads and static surveillance teams operating under ECI to monitor MCC in respect of ensuing simultaneous elections in Arunachal Pradesh have seized arms and ammunitions along with cash and other materials, including IMFL, during security checking at different parts of the state. The team has seized cash amount of INR 13,70,800, two .32 revolvers with 34 numbers of ammunitions, one SBBL gun and 50 ammunitions, 20 sharp weapons, 3,184 bottles of IMFL. Since the inception of MCC on March 5, 2014, both the squads and Police seized an amount of INR 71,10,800, 237 numbers of sharp weapons, 89 mobile sets, opium 50 grams, 4 kg ganja (cannabis), two .32 revolvers with 34 numbers of ammunitions, two numbers of 12 bore SBBL guns with 50 rounds, 21 SBBL gun 4 numbers, sources added. The security checking would be continued in the state till the casting of ballots for simultaneous elections to be held on April 9, sources added.

Soldiers from the Army's Red Shield Division arrested two HPC-D cadres, identified as Laldikshak (27) and Didi Vanlalthrate (28) during an operation at Tuibong in Churachandpur District, a defence statement said. Two 7.65 mm pistols and six bullets were recovered from them; the statement said and added that they were handed over to Police.

SFs arrested an NDFB-IKS militant from an undisclosed hotel in Guwahati. SFs recovered a .9mm pistol and three rounds of ammunition from the militant.

A Maoist carrying reward of INR 5,000 on his head was killed in an encounter with Police in forest area of Gundipur village under Bijapur Police Station limits in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.

Suspected cadres of PLFI killed the mukhiya of Bandgaon block in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

A squad of the CPI-Maoist opened fire at a social gathering at Khunti District of Jharkhand, 30 km from Ranchi, injuring two villagers, including the younger brother of a SPO and set fire to a jeep.

Personnel of 29 Assam Rifles arrested three alleged arms dealers in general area Burma Camp, Dimapur District. The individuals, identified as Vetatso Chakhesang, Sashi Aier and Athikho Lea, were arrested along with two 7.65 mm pistols and four magazines. On questioning, the three revealed that they were planning to sell those weapons to an unidentified person in Assam.

Troops of 31 Assam Rifles during a routine patrol, reportedly arrested one NSCN-IM cadre from 18 Mile Junction, Tuli in Mokokchung District. The cadre, identified as B Phuhlom Phom was arrested along with one pistol, four rounds of live ammunition and "some extortion notes".

March 22

Four IM terrorists were arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell from Rajasthan. IM top 'commander' Waqas alias Javed Mohammmad alias Zia Ur Rehman is a Pakistani who came to India for the first time in September 2010, along with Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi. Waqas was arrested outside Ajmer railway station when he alighted from a train, which came from Bandra. His three associates, identified as Mohammad Mahruf (21), Mohammad Waqar Azhar alias Haneef (21), both residents of Jaipur, and Shaquib Ansari alias Khalid (25), were arrested at his instance from their residences with the help of Rajasthan Police.

Suspected GNLA militants attacked  a SWAT team at Ambari near Shallang in West Khasi Hills District in the morning. GNLA militants numbering around 12 to 14 carrying heavy arms came to Songsak toll gate for extorting money to the trucks. Sallang Police after getting the information about the presence of GNLA rebels in the area rushed a SWAT team to the spot. GNLA militants attacked the Swat team as soon as it reached the spot.

Four militants of the armed ZRF, including its ‘commander-in-chief’, have reportedly been arrested by the Police during a search operation conducted on March 22 at National Games Village, Zone-II in Imphal West District. One 7.65 pistol, two magazines and four live rounds concealed inside a guitar was recovered from them. Identifying the four as ZRF ‘commander-in-chief’ Songlianlal Hangsing alias Lalpu (52), Kamsuanlian Mantuang alias Michael (39), Ginlalsiam Phiamphu alias Zonathan (34) and Mawirousanga Guite (25) the Police maintained that investigation revealed about the seized arms and ammunition being used in kidnapping and extortion by the ZRF cadres.

MPP President Sovakiran N has demanded the closure of the camps of the NSCN-IM located in some hill Districts of the State. Talking to reporters, he said that it was a matter of concern that the NSCN-IM had celebrated its raising day in a camp in Chandel District bordering Myanmar on March 21.

PLA cadre, Thokchom Kunje, has been cleared by a Court in Imphal in the IPS officer killing case. The Court has asked for the release of the PLA cadre as he has no other cases against him. IPS officer Miss Vandana Malik was killed in an ambush launched by suspected PLA cadres at Konthoujam Lamkhai in Imphal West District on April 8, 1989.

SFs arrested two militants of the NDFB-IKS along with a computer professional in Baksa District. SFs recovered an AK-56 rifle, a magazine, seven rounds of ammunition, three grenades, two detonators and some extortion notes from the trio. The trio was identified as Ratneswar Boro alias Ritha and Rabiram Basumatary alias B. Rabha, along with a computer professional, Dipen Basumatary. However, IGP-BTAD L.R. Bishnoi, following the arrests, said Police arrested two militants from Kosukata village. The third was also arrested from the same village based on the confession of the other two.

ULFA-I is desperate to make its presence felt in the run-up to the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) polls, but the outfit does not have a strong presence on the ground to continue with a sustained offensive in any part of the State. The outfit desperately wanted to show its strength in the run-up to the elections, particularly because of the fact that the first phase of the polls will be held on April 7, which is the foundation day of the outfit.

AR along with Nagaland Police arrested one person identified as Roko Angami (43) in Bayavu Hill, Kohima District. The team recovered one 7.65mm pistol with nine live rounds of ammunition.

NSCN-K, Sumi region, has refuted the claim of AR arresting two of cadres on March 12, saying it was “false and far from truth.”

Naga National Council/Federal Government of Nagaland (NNC/FGN) celebrated ‘59th Nagaland Republic Day’ at Chedema Peace Camp in Kohima District on March 22.

NNC-NA also observed ‘58th Naga Republic Day’.

Seven labourers who were abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres from Navinagar in Jamui District of Bihar ten days ago were released.

Fresh anti-poll posters put up by CPI-Maoist cadres have surfaced at Parsali panchayat office of Kalyansingpur block in Rayagada District of Odisha leaving local leaders worried over the peaceful conduct of Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections in the State.

Gajapati District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kumuta Gamanga under R Udaygiri Police Station limits.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio asserted that the most important issue before the people of the State was the Naga political issue. He said that since the ruling DAN alliance formed the Government for the third term on March 6, 2013, it was playing a positive role in bringing an early solution to Naga political settlement and they were still committed to the issue. However, he said the political issue was between the Centre and underground forces, adding that the State Government could not take part in the talks directly.

Police arrested three Bangladeshi nationals during a vehicle checking at Ratacherra area in East Jaintia Hills District. The arrested trio was identified as Mohammad Umar Farukh (18), Mohammad Isub Ali (18) and Mohammad Jaynal Uddin (18). Police said that they entered into India without valid documents, with the help of one Indian national Sumba Das (22) who is working as a Supervisor of coal mine in Khliehriat area of the same District.

March 23

IB issued a specific alert of a possible “human bomb” targeting a rally of BJP)Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi.

Criminal Charles Sobhraj claimed that he worked as an arms dealer for Taliban after befriending JeM 'chief' Masood Azhar in Tihar (Delhi) prison and was even associated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) .

Sources in the Central intelligence agencies said that in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls, security agencies and border guarding forces have been told to particularly be alert to FICN networks becoming over active across India as the security agencies busy themselves on other fronts.

The ‘chairman’ of JKLF Muhammad Yasin Malik said that elections in Kashmir are being used to suppress right to freedom.

Survey Engineer Deep Mondal (25), who was abducted by Bru men and NLFT militants on November 23, 2013  and was in captivity since then in Bangladesh, was released by the abductors on March 23 night. Police officials told PTI over phone from Mizoram-Bangladesh border that Mondal was brought to the Mizoram border on March 24th morning. “He would undergo thorough medical check-up before proceeding towards Aizawl,” the officials said. Mondal, a survey engineer working with Noida-based Telecom Network Solution, was abducted from Tuipuibari in Mamit District, near Bangladesh border along with two Mizo drivers.

 SFs recovered an IED weighing three kilogram from a bamboo yard at Ramnagar area in Sonari in Sivasagar District.

NTTU alleged that the union members were under “heavy taxation” imposed by ‘Naga political groups’ as well as the forest department forcing the timber farmers and traders out of business. The union asked the Naga political groups whether the route to “sovereignty” or “independence” was through heavy taxation imposed on their “own brothers” who were tree farmers and plantation owners and who were trying to make an honest living by the sweat of their brow. 

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kedar Yadav, was arrested from a hideout at Khaira under Garhi Bazar locality of Jamui District of Bihar.

Noted Muslim cleric Maulana Abdul Qavi, wanted by Police for the last ten years, was arrested by Ahmedabad's Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) from New Delhi airport for alleged anti-national activities and having links with terror groups LeT and JeM.

Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from a weekly market in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Security Forces arrested 'Sergeant Major' of NSCN-K, identified as Gaikhonglung Kamei alias Khang and recovered one 9mm Pistol and five rounds at Nonei Bazaar in Tamenglong District.

There have been 30 cases of bomb blasts between January and March 23, 2014, apart from 27 cases of planting bombs. According to reports published in Imphal based daily newspapers, out of the total 57 cases of bomb blasts/plantation, 50 cases were never claimed by any group or individual. State Home Minister Gaikhangam conceded that the incidents of bomb blasts have become a serious issue. Even though most of the bomb attacks were carried out by militant groups, they did not own it for fear of public wrath. They used young people given to drugs for transportation of explosives.

The NDFB-IKS has declared 12 hours Sonitpur bandh (general shutdown) on March 27 in protest against the visit of Indian National Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Tezpur in Sonitpur District.

19th Assam Rifles (AR) personnel arrested a person, identified as Mhasibeituo (20), from T Khel Market in Kohima town (Kohima District) for extorting money in the name of NSCN-K.

March 23-24 Unidentified miscreants launched a grenade attack at the residence of Mohammad Ramizuddin (42) at Sangaiyumpham Puleipokpi in Thoubal District. Ramizuddin is a member of Sangaiyumpham Panchayat (village level local self-government institution). Part of the house was damaged in the blast although no casualty was reported.
March 24

Waqas has confessed to undergoing intense training in Pakistan before he came to India to join IM, according to sources in the Delhi Police.

All special division CID units in Tamil Nadu have been urged to keep tabs on activities of suspected fundamentalists following the arrest of Waqas and his accomplices.

IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal's aide Asadullah Akhtar was in touch with Mohammad Atif Ameen, who died in the September 19, 2008 Batla House shootout, for planning Delhi serial blasts, Delhi Police told a court in New Delhi.

A team of NIA raided the places of three IM modules in Sanjarpur and one of Kotwali area in Azamgarh District of Uttar Pradesh on Mrach 24 to begin the process of their property attachment.

A group of 2-3 militants fired at an Army patrol at village Dadsara in the Tral area of Pulwama District. The Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said, "Army fired back, however, there was no causality from either side. Militants left behind one pouch, one pistol, magazines and a bag that was recovered by security forces during searches."

Ahead of the upcoming Parliamentary Elections, militant groups operating in the Kashmir Valley have threatened Sarpanches (head of Panchayats, village level local self Government institution) and Panches (member of Panchayats) to resign from their membership.

SFs recovered explosives and wireless sets from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Munger District of Bihar. Launching a major combing and search operation against the Maoists in Barkhi Kanani area of Bhimbandh forest, the SFs recovered over 2,000 electronic detonators, 24 wireless sets, besides uniforms and literature.

The CPI-Maoist has appointed a new 'spokesperson' in Dandakaranya in central India.

GNLA has to wait till the formation of a new Government in Centre to materialize the desire of holding talks with the Government. Joint Secretary, in charge North East, MHA Shambu Singh said that only the new Government will take a call on the talk offer of GNLA.

Based on 'one government one tax' resolution passed on October 31, 2013, rally in Dimapur, the ACAUT, Nagaland team began its State-wide tour at Mon District on March 24 to seek the mandate of the public and to get first hand information on the grievances faced by the public due to unabated taxation by militants.

Nine villages of Dimapur District, including Sangtamtilla village, Indisen village, Rilan village, Kashiram village, Angami Signal village, Aoyimkum village, Kacharigoan village and Thahekhu village have reaffirmed to stand firmly by October 31, 2013, public rally against unabated taxation resolution of "one government one tax" and resolved to pay tax to only 'one government'.

FNR said that there was a necessity to acquire 'public opinion' on how to take the reconciliation process forward. It said that FNR was still hoping that leaders of different 'political groups' would re-affirm their commitments to the reconciliation process for a common future even in the present context while collectively taking up the 'aspirations of the people'.

Security Forces launched an operation in Sunrise Ground near Tamil Sangam, Ward Number 4, Moreh in Chandel District, and arrested one MNPF cadre, identified as Sothangmi Lungleng.

NSA Shiv Shankar Menon expressed his concern about the use of smart phones with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic phones by terrorists and criminal elements. These phones were enabling terrorists as well as rumour-mongers to communicate with one another faster, leading to incidents like mass exodus of people of the northeast from different parts of the country as witnessed in the last communal and ethnic riots in BTC area [Assam], said Shiv Shankar Menon.

March 25

Tehsin Akthar, who is suspected to have replaced arrested IM 'India Operations Chief' Yasin Bhatkal, has been detained by a special team of Delhi Police from Samastipur, near the India-Nepal border, in Bihar.

Barkat Ali, an alleged accomplice of suspected IM terrorist Mohammad Sakib Ansari, was arrested in Jodhpur (Rajasthan).

A well-coordinated network of IM sleeping cell was in existence in Rajasthan for the past few months. "It was a completely different module of IM cropping up in Rajasthan.

Waqas told investigators that he had burnt two fingers while planting a bomb at Varanasi's Sheetla Ghat in 2010 as its detonator exploded but he pretended to be a victim and escaped.

Waqas told investigators that he had burnt two fingers while planting a bomb at Varanasi's Sheetla Ghat in 2010 as its detonator exploded but he pretended to be a victim and escaped.

An advanced team of highly trained Pakistani terrorists was going to enter India next month to assist IM disrupt the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) polls, an intelligence officer claimed on the basis of the interrogation of Waqas.

As reported earlier, Police arrested one Barqat Ali who allegedly arranged explosives for IM in Jodhpur.

DIG Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) Range Sanjai Kakkad said that officials were well entrenched with inputs from intelligence and other agencies regarding possibility of terror activities during election period.

DIG Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) Range Sanjai Kakkad said that officials were well entrenched with inputs from intelligence and other agencies regarding possibility of terror activities during election period.

At least three Policemen were injured when suspected CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

A JAP-3 trooper, Abdul Sattar Roy, was injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Bhumphore village near the bank of Kanahar River under Dhurki Police Station limits of Garwah District of Jharkhand.

Nine suspected Maoists, including four women cadres, were arrested by Security Personnel during an operation in Dalma hill area in Seraikela-Kharswan District of Jharkhand.

A joint team of CRPF and State Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Jagan Tudu from Shiyarbinda village of Belpahari area of West Medinipur in West Bengal and seized a large cache of arms and ammunition.

The security personnel recovered a powerful landmine from Maheshduba village under Ghatsila Sub-Division of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Bokaro Police and the CRPF troopers were engaged in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Kanshidih forest area in Jhumra under Gomia Police Station of Bokaro District, Jharkhand.

Jharkhand Police confirmed the arrest of two cadres of PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, who were involved in a landmine blast that injured three security officials in Khunti District, Jharkhand.

Two SF personnel were injured, in an encounter with militants of the NDFB-IKS, near Bombay Centre at Mazbat in Udalguri District. The injured duo was identified as Sindhe Prasad of CoBRA battalion of CRPF and Joyanta Roy of Assam Police.

Two SF personnel were injured, in an encounter with militants of the NDFB-IKS, near Bombay Centre at Mazbat in Udalguri District. The injured duo was identified as Sindhe Prasad of CoBRA battalion of CRPF and Joyanta Roy of Assam Police.

Two BJP leaders from Sonari in Sivasagar District, Anup Singh Rajpurohit and Bina Rani Bhumiz, lodged a Police complaint of receiving an extortion demand of INR 500,000 each from ULFA-I.

Secretary home affairs' of URF Puyam Ruhini, a representative of three armed groups that entered into a truce with the government, claimed to be facing threat from the armed CorCom (six valley based militant outfits) conglomerate apart from enduring continuous 'harassment' from security personnel. 'Puyam Ruhini who claimed to be the spokesperson of KCP-Taibangnganba, Athouba group of KYKL-MDF and URF said that the CorCom had not only threatened to attack cadres of peace deal signatory groups but also eliminate top leaders of the outfits.

The 13 pressure groups fighting for the implementation of ILP have expressed surprise over the delay on the part of the Government to call them for talks. In a statement issued KSU general secretary Auguster Jyrwa said that though the pressure groups had sent a reminder to the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma two weeks back to have a meeting with him, there was no response from him. The pressure groups demanded that the Government should immediately call them for talks on ILP.

GNLA militants shot down three overground workers of the UALA at Darang Dachit village in South Garo Hills District. The three were reportedly picked on un-confirmed date from a village in East Garo Hills by the name of Chima Dachitgittim and then taken across to the South Garo Hills.

SFs arrested three KYKL militants, Soibam (N) Memcha alias Ibema (35), Mohammad Sakin Ahamad (26) and Lourembam Dhiren Meitei (36), from Meitei Lamkhai Lilong Chajing along National Highway (NH)-2 in Imphal West District.

SFs arrested a Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF-Len faction) militant, Athary Hormi Tangkhul (36), at tri-junction of Mayai Keithel (Yairipok) in Thoubal District.

SFs arrested a UNLF militant, 'lieutenant' Ningthoujam Dhanajit alias Abotomba alias Bobby (42) while conducting frisking and checking at Arapti Lamkhai in Thoubal District.

State Government asked militants under tripartite SoO with the State and Central government not to involve in the ensuing Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections and remain in their designated camps. An official source said that leaderships of the militants groups have been asked to ensure that they stay away from involvement in the elections by remaining in their respective designated camps. This was decided in a meeting was convened with representatives of leaderships of the underground groups and State Government which was chaired by State Government's Principal Secretary (Home) J Sureshbabu.

Police personnel manning Peducha Police check post (Kohima District) arrested two NSCN-KK militants, 'captain' Neisalie (35) and 'corporal' Kughavi (20), for extorting money from vehicles along the Highway.

March 26

A Delhi court sent IM 'commander' Tehseen Akhtar in Police remand till April 2, 2014.

NIA which is probing the Vagamon SIMI camp case had found that one of the accused in the case, Mansar Imam had close links with Tehseen Akthar.

BSF troops recovered a pistol, ammunition and six packets of narcotic drugs from the Bhikiwind Sector of the Amritsar frontier along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab.

Two suspected Pakistani militants, identified as Murtaza and Owais, were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) from Gorakhpur city of Gorakhpur District.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police dismissed the bail plea of LeT militants Mohammad Rashid and Mohammad Shahid, who were arrested from Mewat Region of Haryana on December 17, 2013 while allowing the application of Police seeking more time to conclude their probe against the two.

The ATS of the Rajasthan Police took over the investigation of IM modules in the state.

The arrest of IM operative Waqas, a Pakistani national, would help establish the "missing links" in the probe into the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack, Delhi Police told a court.

IM operative Riyaz Bhatkal has been tapping new recruits in India through social networking sites.

IM operative Riyaz Bhatkal has been tapping new recruits in India through social networking sites.

SFs neutralised a militant hideout in Shokbab Sahib area of Bandipora District and recovered large quantity of arms and ammunition.

A CPI-Maoist 'commander', identified as Dhansingh Korram (35) alias Sukhdev, who carried a reward of INR 20,000 on his head, was arrested in Narayanpur District, Chhattisgarh.

CPI-Maoist has issued warning to the Judges in Chhattisgarh saying that that they will face trial in the Jan Adalat (people's court) who award punishment to the tribals "without any evidence or under instructions from the Police."

Police have launched combing operation to trace the GNLA militants who shot down three people at Darang Dachit village in South Garo Hills recently. South Garo Hills SP Lakador Syiem confirmed the involvement of GNLA in the killing of the three men. He also said that it is not clear whether three people who were shot dead belonged to any militant outfit but Police suspected the three deceased persons to be overground workers of the UALA.

The 59th 'Republic Day' of NNC-Singnya in the 'Western' and 'Eastern sector' was celebrated at Yoruba National Prayer House and Noklak town (Tuensang District) of Chakhesang and Khiamniungan regions respectively.

One cadre of KCP-Noyon, identified as one Chesam Muhammad Abdul Rashid was arrested along with one Chinese hand grenade during a search operation conducted by Thoubal Police Commandos at Sangaiyumpham in Thoubal District on March 26. He was reportedly involved in carrying out a grenade attack at the Sangaiyumpham Puleipokpi residence of SangaiyumphamGram Panchayat (village level locals self Government) Member Muhammad Ramizuddin in the intervening night of March 23 and 24.

Hundreds of people businessmen, students, NGOs and well wishers gathered at Town Hall Mokokchung District to attend the public meeting cum tour organized by ACAUT.

Imphal West District Police arrested three KYKL militants in three separate incidents in the District. One KYKL cadre identified as Thangjam Basanta alias Abu was arrested from Sagolband Thangjam Leirak. Another cadre of KYKL, identified as Haobam Sunil alias was arrested from his residence at Chingamathak Nameirakpam Leikai on the same day. Another cadre of the same outfit identified as Tongbram Geetkumar alias Bablu (44) was also arrested from his home at Haobam Marak Keisham Leikai on the same day.

March 27

The IM planned to hit tourism in India by targeting famous places like the Taj Mahal in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) and Pushkar in Rajasthan.

According to sources in the Delhi Police, Tehseen Akhtar told them during interrogation that two highly trained fidayeens (suicide attackers) had gone to Uttar Pradesh.

Official of the Pune District administration attached the house of terror suspect Mohsin Chaudhary at Manisha Complex in Mitha Nagar area of Kondhwa.

Militants replenishing their ranks to around 130 armed and active militants in the Kashmir Valley. "There are 130 militants active in the valley," Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abdul Ghani Mir told. However, he said, the Police have "an upper hand after successful operations in south Kashmir".

An Army soldier was injured in a firing along the LoC at Nangi Tikri Post in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch District.

About 100 CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two mobile towers, exploding powerful bombs, at Manjhauli and Dumaria Bazar villages of Gaya District of Bihar, ahead of BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi's election rallies.

Train services between Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi in Bihar were disrupted following a bomb explosion triggered by CPI-Maoist on the railway track.

Four militia members of CPI-Maoist surrendered before Assistant Superintendent of Police of Pader in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh.

The Union Home Ministry has alerted the Kerala State Police about the possibility of the CPI-Maoist trying to create trouble during the Lok Sabha polls on April 10.

SFs arrested two KPLT militants along with a linkman at Mentila near Diphu in Karbi Anglong District. The arrested militants were identified as Songja Teron and Longbiram Kramsa. The linkman was identified as Rohit Kramsa. SFs also recovered two 7.65 mm pistols, two magazines and six rounds of live ammunition their possession.

SFs arrested a suspected KPLT extortionist Samson Rongpi in Karbi Anglong District. Samson Rongpi had demanded INR 300,000 from a Diphu based contractor.

GNLA has threatened to disrupt the poll campaigns of the Congress in Garo Hills and unleash terror on party workers unless the State Government clarifies its position on the proposed peace talks within three days. GNLA political secretary Bikdot Nikjang Marak issued a statement to the media questioning the two different statements doing the rounds on its offer of talks. The outfit pointed out that Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had recently stated in the media that his government had recommended the names of three mediators to the centre for approval while a top Central government official from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shambu Singh, had denied having any knowledge of such a move. The outfit has issued a stern warning asking the Congress to halt its election campaign until the Chief Minister makes a clarification on the issue.

ANVC which is currently under ceasefire has decided to play a neutral role in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections in Tura in West Garo Hills District. ANVC 'publicity secretary' Arist Sangma, said that the militant outfit wanted to maintain neutrality as far as the poll is concerned. The ANVC leader was hopeful that the new Government at the Centre, irrespective of which party heads it, would ensure final settlement of their demands. No militant groups have extended any support to the political parties in Garo Hills unlike the 2013 Assembly elections.

ACAUT Nagaland reaffirmed its stand on "one government, one tax" in a year based on the resolution adopted on October 31, 2013 in Dimapur. ACAUT has asked various NPGs to abide its resolution and listen to the voice of the Naga people on their grievances due to unabated taxation. Speaking at the ACAUT Nagaland rally at Tuensang District on March 27, ACAUT vice chairman Joel Nillo Kath cautioned against 'multiple taxation, gate tax, shop tax and yearly tax, dealership system, syndicate system', which led to hike on prices of essential commodities. While reiterating the ACAUT position, he also said asked various 'Naga political groups' to unite and work on a common platform for the Naga society.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said he will put in all efforts towards resolving the protracted Naga political problem. "Whatever energy I have, I will put in for resolving the Naga problem" he said while addressing a rally at Kohima "…but I cannot promise that it will be solved within three months. My heart is in trying to get peace and harmony back in the state," he said.

NDFB-IKS surrendered before the Police at Panbazar Police Station in Guwahati. The surrendered militants were identified as Nal Kumar Narzary alias N Nimangsa (29), Hemanta Narzary alias Lambu (32) and Niran Chumpramary alias C Naihat (37).

March 28

Five persons were arrested by the ATS from Sikar (Sikar District) in connection with the ongoing investigation into the IM Rajasthan module.

Investigations have found out that IM has already prepared the next leadership for the outfit, inspite of the arrest of Waqas and Tehseen Akhtar.

Sources in the Special Cell said that IM planned to attack the Red Fort in the national capital and some of its operatives recently carried out a reccee of the Moghul era monument.

At least six persons, including three militants, two civilians and one soldier were killed in Kathua District. Sources admitted that the militants were Pakistanis and cadre of LeT outfit though they didn't carry anything, which could establish their identity or outfit. The photographs, tactics of fighting and heavy weaponry and other techniques adopted by the militants indicated that they were Pakistan cadre of the LeT outfit.

A militant outfit 'Al Shohada Brigade', believed to be a shadow outfit of LeT terror outfit, today claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

Two BSF personnel were injured when an IED, planted by CPI-Maoist in Malkangiri District of Odisha, exploded.

CPI-Maoist cadres went on the rampage at an iron ore mining point at Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and set 15 trucks and one JCB machine on fire.

State Police and other Security Forces stepping counter insurgency operations in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha election, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were discovered after Security Forces busted a militants' hideout discovered in the vicinity of Thoubal Khong, Khoidum Pat in Thoubal District.

KNA-I declared its total ban against the Congress party in the 16th Lok Sabha Election. According to a statement signed by the outfit's 'Information and Publicity secretary' Barak Kuki, Kukis have been living since time immemorial in their respective dwelling places peacefully while safeguarding the integrity, identity and culture but the understanding and peaceful coexistence of the Kukis are being demolished by the Congress-led UPA Government. While cautioning individuals and civil organizations to abstain from election related activities in favor of Congress the outfit warned to take suitable action against those working or supporting the Congress party.

SFs arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist and recovered one mobile handset, bomb manufacturing thread and few small steel pipes from his residence Bambari of Deohall Tea Estate under Bordubi Police Station in Tinsukia District. According to police sources, the arrested Maoist has been identified as Anil Mallick (28). By profession, Anil has been working as a temporary employee of Deohall Tea Estate.

A two-day reconciliation meeting of three Naga militant groups including NSCN-IM, NSCN-KK and NNC/FGN in Dimapur under the banner of FNR concluded with the signing of "Lenten Agreement". The agreement, signed by six top leaders of the three groups, stated that, as agreed in the Naga Concordant signed on August 26, 2011, they have agreed "in principle to form the NNG".NSCN-IM was led by 'chairman' Isak Chisi Swu and 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah, the NSCN-KK was led by 'president' Khole Konyak and 'general secretary' Kitovi Zhimomi while the NNC/FGN was led by 'president' 'Brig' (Rtd) S. Singnya and 'vice president' Zhopra Vero. Addressing the media after the meeting, FNR 'convenor' Dr Wati Aier said it is hopeful that NSCN-K and others who are yet to join the FNR meet will join in the near future.

NSCN-KK 'president' Khole Konyak has said that the NSCN-KK's fiscal policy for 2014-15 must be based on the policy of "minimal taxation" formally introduced by "our forefathers" during the initial years of Naga political struggle.

ACAUT has expressed solidarity with NTTU and extended support the union with regard to 'taxation' imposed on timber traders. In a statement, ACAUT media cell said that the facts given by NTTU corroborated to the reports of the fact finding committee of ACAUT on other cases.

ACAUT has expressed solidarity with NTTU and extended support the union with regard to 'taxation' imposed on timber traders. In a statement, ACAUT media cell said that the facts given by NTTU corroborated to the reports of the fact finding committee of ACAUT on other cases.

MHA has identified the entire state of Manipur and lower Assam region of Assam as the two areas in the northeast where the coming Lok Sabha election may be disrupted by militant outfits. While Meitei militant outfits under CorCom may create trouble in Manipur, it is the NDFB-IKS, which is being increasingly perceived as a threat in the lower Assam region. A source said all Meitei militant outfits in Manipur are being closely monitored as intelligence inputs have suggested that they would attempt to trigger violence before, and on, the day of polling.

J P N Singh, Director in-charge North East-MHA said the new Government to be formed after the Lok Sabha polls would formally sign the agreement with the ANVC and the ANVC-B. Singh said that the Union Cabinet had cleared the peace pact with ANVC to pave way for a final settlement before the announcement of poll dates.

The Centre has decided to extend the tripartite SoO agreement with the ANVC, for another year. The fresh extension would come into force from April 1, 2014, and continue till March 31 2015. The present SoO agreement will expire on March 31. "We have decided to extent the SoO by one year during a meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG)," Union Home Ministry director in charge of North East, informed after the meeting.

The Centre has decided to extend the tripartite SoO agreement with the ANVC, for another year. The fresh extension would come into force from April 1, 2014, and continue till March 31 2015. The present SoO agreement will expire on March 31. "We have decided to extent the SoO by one year during a meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG)," Union Home Ministry director in charge of North East, informed after the meeting.

The UALA has announced that a conglomerate of Garo rebel groups operating in the region is withdrawing their proposed shutdown of Garo Hills, two days before the expiry of the deadline given to the Meghalaya government to release a former militant who after surrendering to authorities was arrested and allegedly tortured in West Khasi Hills District, reports. Speaking on behalf of five rebel groups- LAEF, ASAK, ANCA and ANLCA, the UALA 'Chairman' Chiindik Marak said that the decision to withdraw the proposed shutdown was taken following positive steps from the Government side. "We decided to call off our deadline after receiving positive information that the government has released from captivity our former cadre Charles D Shira," said the UALA. The deadline by the joint groups was to expire in the night of March 30. The ANLCA militant Charles D Shira had surrendered to Police with arms in Shillong but was subsequently arrested and taken to West Khasi Hills District where he was allegedly put through a torture angering the militant groups.

The UALA has warned the GNLA for continuing its tirade against other militant outfits operating in the Garo Hills. Taking strong exception to the systematic targeting of cadres belonging to ASAK, ANLCA, ANCA, LAEF and UALA, it warned that similar response would be given unless the GNLA halted its attacks. The UALA has taken strong exception to the killing of cadres Winsing D Shira, Tengmil D Shira and Markush S Marak, all hailing from Darichit village in South Garo Hills, who were recently executed by GNLA militants.

Two NLFT-BM militants surrendered before the BSF at bordering Acharjee Para village under Sidhai Police Station of West Tripura District. BSF sources said, two surrendered NLFT-BM militants identified as 'warrant officer' Amrit Debbarma alias Avatar and Jugal Debbarma alias Jham had joined the NLFT in 1998 and 2002 respectively and escaped from militants hideout in Bangladesh just couple of days ago.

Security Forces launched an operation at a house in Golaghat road (Ghora Patti) in Dimapur District and arrested "captain" Hokheto G Zhimomi of NSCN-IM and recovered illegal arms and ammunition. One pistol along with magazine and seven live rounds of ammunition were also recovered from his possession.

March 28-29

Meanwhile, a construction worker, identified as Yambem Sanathoi has reportedly been abducted by unknown gunmen from a worksite located at Heitroipokpi under Yairipok Police station in Thoubal District on the intervening night. The abduction is suspected to be connected to monetary demand from the armed group concerned.

March 29

The five youths who were arrested from Sikar used to self finance their terror activities and arrange accommodation and logistics for IM trainers by collecting money from among themselves every month, ATS officials said.

A letter purportedly sent by banned terror outfit IM, was received by Welham Girls' School in Dehradun.

A villager was found dead with his throat slit, hours after CPI-Maoist had abducted him and four others from Dhabatar village of Jamui District of Bihar.

Three wagons of a goods train and its engine got derailed after Maoists allegedly ruptured a railway track in Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh.

Maoists dug up roads, felled trees and dropped pamphlets to disrupt traffic in remote areas of Bastar division during a bandh that adversely hit normal life.

High alert was sounded in Patna District of Bihar after two posters of CPI-Maoist were recovered from Punpun railways station in the night of March 28.

A ZRA cadre suffered injury in retaliatory firing by Assam Rifles troops and his three other accomplices were arrested. The incident happened when the ZRA cadres opened fire at a group of 7 AR troops near the Axis Bank ATM Booth located at Old Bazaar of Lamka town in Churachandpur District. While the injured cadre was identified as Lulun Nuala Paite, the three arrestees have been identified as D Paula Vaiphei, Amilan Paite and Pumkan.

PREPAK has greeted all the people of Kangleipak (Manipur) as well as Manipuri people settled outside Kangleipak on the occasion of Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba (the New Year of the Manipuris who follows indigenous Sanamahi religion).

NSCN-K and NSCN-IM cadres engaged in heavy gun battle at Akhoya village jurisdiction, in Mokokchung District. There are no reports of any casualties from either side. Later, villagers from Akhoya village, numbering around 500 and armed with daos and spears, chased away armed groups of the NSCN-IM and NSCN-K from the vicinity of the village. The Ao Senden (apex body of Ao tribes) president Prof Sangyu Yaden while strongly condemning the gunfight maintained that such 'factional fights' are detrimental to the peace process and reconciliation efforts, especially at a time when all Naga people are crying for peace and reconciliation.

NSCN-KK, NSCN-IM and NNC/FGN signed an agreement recognizing the need for all Nagas to come together for achieving their political aspirations. The agreement was signed by NSCN-M 'chairman' Isak Chishi Swu and 'general secretary' Thuingaleng Muivah, NSCN-KK 'chairman' Khole Konyak and 'general secretary' Kitovi Zhimomi and NNC/FGN 'president' 'brigadier' Singnya and 'vice president' Zhopra Vero.

GNLA) headed by Sohan D Shira, has urged six other Garo outfits to shun the path of violence and enter a peace dialogue with Government in the interest of peace and development of the region. The suggestion by the GNLA comes just a day after the Central government acknowledged that it had received three names from the Meghalaya Government for the mediator's role to initiate peace talks between Government and the outfit. The six outfits are LAEF, UALA, ATF, ASAK, ANLCA and ANCA.

The 13 pressure groups are preparing a charter of demands to be presented to the Meghalaya Government which will reiterate the need for introduction of the ILP in the state, KSU general secretary Auguster Jyrwa said. Jywra informed that KSU would observe the Khasi National Awakening Day on April 4 across the Khasi-Jaintia hills.

Five bullets were recovered from the entrance gate of MBB College Stadium in Agartala city by Police in the night of March 29.

March 30

One suspected IM terrorist, identified as Addas was arrested by Sikar District Police from Sikar in connection with the ongoing investigation into IM's Rajasthan module.

Pakistan's ISI gave around INR 26 crore to IM operative Riyaz Bhatkal in the last three years for anti-India operations, a recent intercept from Pakistan by central intelligence agencies revealed.

SFs busted a militant hideout in Tangmulla forests of Rafiabad in Baramulla District and recovered huge quantity of arms, ammunition and war like stores.

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres put up wall posters at Chinamidisileru village in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of March 30 urging people to boycott the upcoming local body and general elections.

Ganjam District of Odisha has a total of 2,856 booths of which 20 are sensitive due to CPI-Maoist activities and 541 because of political activities and rivalries, said Southern Range DIG Amitabh Thakur.

A combined team of Imphal East commandos and troops of 40 Assam Rifles arrested a PULF cadre from Keirao Litan Makhong in Imphal East District. The cadre has been identified as one Sikander Shah alias Panthoi (27) and one point 32 pistol was seized from his possession.

Another team of Imphal East commandos also arrested an over ground worker of YKL-MDF, identified as Brahmacharimayum Krishna alias Pui Sharma from his Palace Compound residence in Imphal East District.

The UKLF, a constituent member of the UPF and one of the signatory of SoO pact with the Central and State Governments celebrated its 19th Raising Day at Nazareth Camp, Muvanphoi in Chandel District.

The 12-hour curfew which was imposed from 6pm on March 29 in areas under Bijni and Amguri Police Stations of Chirang District following the Rejina Mashahary suspected rape and murder incidence, was relaxed for two hours from 4pm.

NDFB-RD strongly condemned the Chirang incident where a tribal girl was raped before being murdered. According to the outfit, a particular group has been trying to repeat the 2012 communal clash. NDFB-RD appealed to the government to punish the culprits and adequate compensation to the deceased family.

NDFB-IKS warned that it will take action against the culprits who are involved in the rape and murder of a Bodo girl studying in HS 1st year at Amguri College if the Assam Police fails to arrest the rest of culprits in inhuman act.

ANVC-B leadership has directed its cadres to return to the base of the outfit at Eden Bari in West Garo Hills District, since the outfit leaders intend to avoid any untoward incident that could disrupt the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. In a statement issued on March 30, the ANVC-B also expressed its displeasure that the Meghalaya Government had not finalized the camps for its cadres.

EC officials said that despite opposition in Mizoram against allowing tribal Bru refugees in Tripura's relief camps to cast postal ballots, the EC is firm on its decision. "The Election Commission has appointed seven observers to oversee the voting of the tribal refugees from April 1 to April 3 in seven relief camps," Tripura Chief CEO Asutosh Jindal told reporters in Agartala.He said the EC observers have already arrived in Tripura and visited the refugee camps in north Tripura, 190 km north of Agartala.

BSF foiled an infiltration attempt from across the International Border near Attari.

CPI-Maoist cadres are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and Jharkhand.

Four children were injured in an explosion when they opened a bag containing crude bombs near a stream at Laskari village of Barhi block in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. The bombs are suspected to have been left behind by CPI-Maoist cadres.

March 31

The 'commander-in-chief' of the Santhali Tiger Force , Shivlal Murmu (33), was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Padumpukhuri under Gossaigaon Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

'Area commander' of NDFB-S, identified as Medra Boro was killed while three other fled with injuries following an exchange of fire between the Police and a group of NDFB-S militants at Kamargaon under Sorbhog Police Station in Barpeta District.

Police arrested a senior cadre of the KLO, Krishna Barman alias Circuit (24), from Kodaldhowa under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

Police arrested a senior cadre of the KLO, Krishna Barman alias Circuit (24), from Kodaldhowa under Fakiragram Police Station in Kokrajhar District.

A trader running a hardware store in Rongrikkimgre village of Chokpot in South Garo Hills was abducted at gunpoint in broad daylight during the weekly market day.

Police arrested a smuggler of drugs and FICN from Barmer.

A suspected IM operative, Afsal alias Binu Varghese was arrested by the NIA officials from the Medical College Hospital (MCH) in Thrissur (Thrissur District).

Police arrested one Gently Wahlang (54) from Nongwah village in Ri-Bhoi Distrcit, for possessing a gun without proper documents. Police have seized the gun.

GNLA has denied any involvement in the recent abduction of a trader from Rongrikkimgre Village of Chokpot in South Garo Hills.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Phool Singh (25) and Pareshwar (26), were arrested from Dhaudai Police Station limits of Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.

Two more Maoists, identified as Sukalu (34) and Ratiram (36), were arrested by a joint contingent of BSF and local Police from Kodapakha forests of Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.

Naresh Ram, a hardcore Maoist and the prime accused in the Pariyari incident of August 2002 in which three persons were killed, was arrested from Nirakhpur village in Arwal District of Bihar.

Sources in Odisha Chief Electoral Office said out of 30 Districts of the State nine have been put under the 'very highly vulnerable' category list due to the threat posed by CPI-Maoist.

The Giridih Police in a joint operation with the 7th battalion of CRPF recovered cache of explosives following a raid conducted at a Maoist bunker near Tisro forest under Lokainayanpur Police Station of Giridih District of Jharkhand.

Security Agencies have observed movement of 20 to 25 militants across Balnoi and Balakote area in Mendhar Sector of Poonch District, who were fully geared up to intrude into this side of the LoC

HM has claimed responsibility for the March 28 attack that killed a soldier, two civilians and three militants in Kathua District.

April 1

A threatening letter demanding the release of suspected IM terrorists arrested from Rajasthan over the past few days was delivered to the Kota Superintendant of Police's (SP's) office.

Yasin Bhatkal, IM 'India operations chief', wanted to carry out a jihad in the country using 'gulels' (catapult/slingshot), the NIA has found in its course of investigations.

NIA team came to know that leader of a gang involved in inter-country movement of extremists might have a direct hand in the October 27, 2013, Patna (Bihar) bomb blasts.

IM operative Zia-ur-Rahman's alias Waqas came in touch with LeT while studying at Government College of Technology in Faislabad (Punjab province of Pakistan.

Two motorcycle-borne suspected militants lobbed a grenade near a bus station at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills District.

BSF seized arms and ammunition along with 27 kilogram heroin valued around INR 1.35 billion in the international market in Abohar sector (Fazilka District).

Troops of 37 Assam Rifles recovered one .22 pistol along with war like stores in the forests of Kukipani Nala near Sitikima on March 21.

Polling in all six Reang refugee camps in Kanchanpur subdivision of North Tripura District in Tripura began amid tight security, according to official sources.

Bihar Police arrested a person after 12,000 electronic detonators and 129 kilogram of explosives were recovered from his car on the Grand Trunk Road in Kaimur District.

Police arrested another person, Satyendra Yadav and seized 75 detonators, gelatin sticks, one pistol and two bullets from his house at Dularpur in Nawada District.

A top HNLC cadre, Phyranilang Swer alias Pastor stated to be the 'area commander' of the outfit in Jaintia Hills District, was arrested by Police on the outskirts of Kolkata (West Bengal) in the evening of April 1 Pastor was picked by the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police from Kalikapur area after getting inputs from Shillong Police.

On the prosecution's request, the special MCOCA court, issued production warrants against two IM operatives, Tahseen Akhtar and Waqas in connection with the July 13, 2011 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blasts.

A militant belonging to Songbhijit faction of NDFB-S, identified as Sanjib Basumatary, was arrested by Security Forces from Nutun Basti in Chirang District bordering Bhutan in the evening.

Even as other rebel groups operating in Manipur remain silent, the Maoist Communist Party-Manipur (MCP-M), announced 'political strike' as part of boycott to the ensuing parliamentary elections in the State.

A Police team from Shillong has left for Kolkata (West Bengal) to bring back HNLC cadre Phyranilang Swer and his companion Nand Kishore Thakur who were arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police.

There has been no news on the fate of two other coal export firm employees who were abducted from Lower Gasuapara in the night.

Phyranilang Swer, an HNLC cadre, who was arrested along with his accomplice Nand Kishore Thakur from Kolkata (West Bengal), has been remanded to eight days of Police custody.

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire at the SDPO of Jhargram Police District of West Bengal. SDPO, Vivek Verma, was returning from work around Belpahari in the same District when bullets were fired at his car.

Bihar Police arrested a person after 12,000 electronic detonators and 129 kilogram of explosives were recovered from his car on the Grand Trunk Road in Kaimur District of Bihar.

In a separate incident, Police arrested another person, Satyendra Yadav and seized 75 detonators, gelatin sticks, one pistol and two bullets from his house at Dularpur in Nawada District of Bihar.

A tiffin bomb weighing 5 kg suspected to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres to target SFs during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections was found under Bayanar Police Station limits of Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

April 2

Shallang Police arrested Geren R Sangma an overground worker of Breakaway faction of ANVC-B and recovered arms and ammunition from his at Bokchung Village near Shallang in West Khasi Hills District.

Meghalaya and Assam Governments have agreed to increase security along the inter-State border in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) election. The decision was taken in a joint meeting of the Chief Electoral Officer of Meghalaya, Prashant Naik and Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Assam RC Jain in Shillong (East Khasi Hills).

South West Garo Hills District Police has stepped up operations along with the CRPF, BSF, video surveillance team and flying squad teams to maintain law and order during the entire election process and to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in the District.

Various organizations have lauded the NPGs- NSCN-IM, NSCN-KK and NNC/FGN for signing of the "Lenten Agreement."

Three persons, including a woman, working at a construction site, were killed while one was injured when suspected NSLA militants fired upon them at Babubil under Gossaigaon subdivision in Kokrajhar District.

AASU, said the Bangladeshis infiltrating into Assam from across the border is the prime factor behind the change in the State's demographic pattern and these illegal nationals play the role of a kingmaker in the time of elections.

Two persons were abducted at gun point from a coal depot at Gasuapra near the India-Bangladesh border in South Garo Hills in the night.

IED spotted by a patrolling team of 16 Assam Rifles from near Murei bus waiting shed on the Imphal-Ukhrul road under Lamlai Police station has been safely exploded by police bomb squad.

Former Minister Khasim Ruivah and his son Asung Ruivah, who were reportedly abducted on April 1 by suspected militants, were released in the night of April 2.

Troops of Red Shield Division conducted two successful operations resulting in the arrest three armed cadres of different militant groups.

A special NIA court issued production warrants against IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, his aide Asadullah Akhtar and two others for their presence before it on April 15 in connection with a case of alleged conspiracy to carry out terror acts in India.

Delhi Police told a court that IM operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu was planning to carry out a terror strike in the national capital Delhi with the help of other members of the outfit.

Imphal West District Police Commando Unit arrested a cadre of KYKL, identified as Maisnam Sundaram alias Jiban (48) from his residence at Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai in Imphal West District.

Bishnupur Police commandos arrested a militant of People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), identified as Ayekpam Loijingamba Singh alias Ibomcha alias Itao while conducting a search in Langjing area in Bishnupur District.

Two armed assailants in a motorcycle went to the construction site of the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) at Chasingre, outskirts of Tura in West Garo Hills District, and abducted the company's manager, identified as Rakesh Pandey at gunpoint in the night.

Civil societies and student bodies hoisted a black flag in the office of the Mizoram Election department in protest against the Election Commission of India's decision allowing the Bru voters to exercise franchise inside the relief camps in Tripura.

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a tribal youth, identified as Raju Hantala, accusing him of being a Police informer at Ralegada village in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

A tiffin bomb weighing 20 kg suspected to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres to target SFs during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was found under Daundi Police Station limits of Balod District of Chhattisgarh.

A powerful can-bomb weighing 30 kg planted on a road was recovered from Gundijora village under Jaraikela Police Station limits of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

Two Samajwadi Party workers were severely beaten up by the CPI-Maoist cadres when they were holding a meeting under Chandua Police Station area in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

A bunch of wall-posters, written in the name of CPI-Maoist Venkatapuram 'area committee', surfaced near Suraveedu and Vijayapuri colony in Venkatapuram mandal of Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.

Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Adhik Yadav, on the charge of trying to plant a landmine under Barhat Police Station limits of Jamui District of Bihar.

Pakistan's envoy to India, Abdul Basit, has invited several Kashmiri separatists, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Yasin Malik and Mirwiaz Umar Farooq, for a meeting at the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi.

April 3

A militant was killed in an exchange of fire with the Police while another was captured near Nangalbibra in South Garo Hills District

Armed ultras opened fire on a wine store at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills, injuring one Sunil A Sangma.

An active member of the BJP identified as Anam Zimik, who was the former president of the party in Ukhrul District, was abducted by suspected armed rebels. His whereabouts are not known.

A Kuki based underground faction, KNA-I, also banned Congress in the forthcoming Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections in the Outer Manipur (Reserved) constituency, blaming it of jeopardizing the peaceful existence of the Kukis in the State.

UNC has declared that it would uphold the rights and political aspiration of all who are suppressed.

Saying that one kilonser (minister) and members of NSCN-IM steering committee have been campaigning for a certain political party, Manipur Naga People's Front (MNPF) has criticized NSCN-IM's sudden turnaround with regard to elections held under the Constitution of India.

Arms and ammunition along with heroine worth INR 650 million were seized by BSF personnel at border outpost Mullakot, Amritsar sector on the Indo-Pakistan border in Punjab.

Police arrested two persons, identified as Deenabandhu Barman and Shine Mandal hailing from West Bengal along with FICN to the tune of INR 56,500 at Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam District.

NSCN-KK held a short programme in honour of "home coming members", which was led by Kilonser (minister) Kughalu Mulatonu and 'colonel' Vikato Sumi.

Ahead of the general elections, the BSF has deployed additional forces along Indo-Bangla international border in Tripura to keep tab on movement of people in the territory, official sources said.

Delhi Police filed two chargesheets in the September 13, 2008 Delhi serial blasts case naming 29 terrorists belonging to LeT and IM.

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has given notification to the NIA Special Court I in Kochi (Kerala) to resume trial of NIA cases registered in the state.

The accused persons in the Vagamon SIMI case are believed to be behind the Ahmedabad bomb blast case with some of them having links with top leadership of the IM.

NIA told a court in New Delhi that arrested IM operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas were actively associated in the "planning" and "planting" of two IEDs which exploded at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad in 2013.

Ahead of the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) elections, the AKRSU has renewed its demands for a separate Kamatapur State and the ST status to the ethnic community.

The student organisation has started its protest campaign called 'Pratibadi Janajagaran Sabha' from April 3 in all the District headquarters of the State to raise its various demands. The campaign will continue till April 20.

Police in Varanasi have planned a sector security scheme to replace the standard operating procedures in their 'war' against terror attack.

There has been abduction from Gasuapara in South Garo Hills with one more coal export firm employee, identified as Mumtaz M Sangma taken away at gunpoint by armed militants.

SFs launched a joint operation at Tabungkhok in Imphal West District, and arrested one cadre belonging to Zoungam faction of Kuki National Front (KNF-Z), identified as '2nd Lieutenant'.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Manoj Yadav was arrested from Kharagpur Police Station area of Munger District of Bihar.

Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the UMHA announced to reward any person providing information about IEDs or anti-personnel landmines laid by the CPI-Maoist in Maoist-affected areas.

The Eastern Regional Bureau of the CPI-Maoist has come up with its 'short-term vision' document, appealing to the masses to decide if they want "real democracy" or go ahead with the existing "pseudo-democratic system" by casting their franchise to form the 16th Lok Sabha.

A 25-kg IED, suspected to have been planted by CPI-Maoist cadres was recovered in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

A detonator and 70 metre wire were also recovered from Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh.

SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire at Gudguda forest under Meghapal panchayat of Sambalpur District of Odisha.

In a major anti-CPI-Maoist operation conducted along the Andhra-Chhattisgarh border in Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh, the CRPF arrested six suspected Maoists and seized over 1,000 booby traps and shrapnel aimed to ambush SFs.

April 4

Union Minister of Home Affairs Sushilkumar Shinde said IM has been "almost finished.

SFs recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from Torbung Govindpur under Phoubakchao Ikhai Police Outpost in Bishnupur District.

SFs arrested a PREPAK cadre identified as 'Captain' Sorokhaibam Raja alias Maramba from Kakching Bazar in Bishnupur District.

Troops of Red Shield Division arrested two cadres of different militant groups.

Reacting strongly against the alleged diktat imposed on the public by NPF candidate Soso Lorho and his canvassing squad in Manipur Outer parliamentary constituency, the ZUF warned those elements from intimidating the people especially in 'Zeliangrong areas'.

ECI has accepted the proposal of arranging postal ballots in the designated camps of the surrendered militants in Manipur.

Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, , said the current situation in the State was not conducive to withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Delhi Police said that the bombs used for setting off serial blasts at New Delhi on September 13, 2008, had been manufactured at Vittalamakki in Koppa tehshil (revenue unit) of Chikmagalur District in Karnataka.

The spate of arrests of senior IM operatives in recent months was the result of a long-drawn intelligence operation by Indian agencies, specially Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), which has, in the process, uncovered an ambitious Pakistan-sponsored terror effort plotted in collusion with Indian fugitives in the aftermath of the November 2008 Mumbai attack.

The SULFA Coordination Committee alleged that KMSS president Akhil Gogoi has links with the Communist party of India (CPI-Maoist) outfit and also had received training from the outfit in Jharkhand along with four other KMSS members in 2009.

IGP-administration Arvind Deep, said that steps have been initiated in co-ordination with the Army, Central Para Military Forces and local Police to neutralise the activities of underground elements in troubled Tirap, Changlang and Longding Districts of the State.

Civil societies and student bodies, decided to boycott elections to the lone Mizoram Lok Sabha seat to be held on April 9 and called for a 72-hour statewide bandh (shut down strike) from April 7, protesting against voting by displaced Bru tribals from relief camps in Tripura.

At least 7,987 votes (70.04%) were polled in six Bru relief camps of Tripura for election to the Mizoram's single Lok Sabha seat.

Naga civil society organisations expressed their appreciation on the 'Lenten Agreement' of the three major Naga underground groups.

ACAUT, Nagaland has alleged that a genuine Naga businessman was being victimized by non-local operated syndicate backed by the NSCN-IM.

NIA has increased surveillance since last few months and its major priority is to stop the flow of FICN during elections.

Around 80 CPI-Maoist cadres fired on a CRPF camp at Burkapal village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, injuring a trooper.

SFs recovered 27 powerful landmines under Imamganj Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar.

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Gamharia village of Aurangabad District of Bihar.

Jharkhand Police arrested five PLFI cadres including a 'commander' from different locations of Gumla District of Jharkhand and seized a cache of arms and ammunition, mobiles sets, SIMs and chargers.

A major militant hideout was busted and six weapons and eight kg of RDX were recovered from Puneja-Bhaderwah forests of Doda District.

April 5

A senior cadre of the breakaway faction of the ANVC, identified as Apsal M. Sangma alias Dokrak (26), was arrested during a raid conducted by Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) personnel, at Grace Hotel in the Khyndailad area.

A senior cadre of the breakaway faction of the ANVC, identified as Apsal M. Sangma alias Dokrak (26), was arrested during a raid conducted by Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) personnel, at Grace Hotel in the Khyndailad area.

Nagaland Post reports that Personnel from the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad along with Dimapur Police recovered a grenade in a dustbin near the entrance at a shopping mall, Jasokie market, Dimapur District.

Two cadres, one each of NSCN-K and ZUF were arrested by troops of Red Shield Division at Noney part-II area of Tamenglong District.

Delhi Police Special Cell brought Waqas, and Tehseen Akhtar to 'When Will You Stay,' a home-stay facility in Old Munnar (Edukki District) where they had once stayed, to gather evidence.

Three more companies of CRPF were deployed in Gudguda forests under Meghapal panchayat in Sambalpur District of Odisha following two recent encounters with CPI-Maoist cadres.

CPI-Maoist cadres have ordered the closure of Janata Dal (U) and BJP election offices at Dumaria block headquarters in Gaya District of Bihar.

April 6

Security Forces, arrested NSCN-KK cadre, identified as Hokugha Yeptho from Alhauto Colony, Zunheboto District.

Kuki militant groups which are under trilateral Suspension of Operation pact with the Government of India and Government of Manipur have decided to support the Congress candidate in Outer Manipur.

Both Congress and BJP have lodged complaints with the Election Commission of India saying that NSCN-IM cadres and leaders have been openly campaigning for the Naga Peoples front (NPF) candidate in Naga dominated areas of the State apart from threatening village chiefs.

Mizoram Police arrested two persons, one of them a resident of Aizawl and another from Tahan in Mynamar, while another suspected Myanmarese national is still absconding and seized four AK-47 assault rifles and one M-4 A-1 Carbine machine from the Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town, Police sources said.

With the increased activities of militant groups in the Dima Hasao District in the run up to general elections, the Security Forces arrested one person, identified as Basudev Hojai along with a pistol and live ammunition from Harangajao market of Dima Hasao District while he was travelling in a Bolero on his way to Silchar.

KPLT, a Karbi Anglong-based militant group called an indefinite Karbi Anglong bandh (shut down strike) from April 8, 2014.

HNLC has called a 12-hour bandh (shut down strike) along with a poll boycott in the Khasi and Jaintia Hills on April 9, the day Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian parliament) elections are due in Meghalaya

Election department asks voters to ignore HNLC bandh call.

HNLC cadres Phyrmailang Swer and Nandkishore Thakur, who were arrested from Kolkata by West Bengal Police, are suspected to have gone to Kolkata to escape the Meghalaya Police and find customers to sell their weapons and fake notes.

A trial court has given Delhi Police 20 more days to complete its investigation against IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar.

Tehseen Akhtar and Waqas had visited two places in Kochi in December 2013. The Delhi Police provided the information that Tehseen and Waqas visited Marine Drive and a shopping mall at Edappally during their stay in Munnar.

The NIA source say, "till recently, higher denomination notes dominated the fake market, but now printing smaller denominations like INR 10 and INR 20, which are harder to detect or seize, have the potential to cause a loss of confidence in the Indian rupee."

According to NIA, after being printed in facilities across the border, the consignments are smuggled into India through a well-established channel in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

A Police patrol party narrowly survived two bomb blasts triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District of Odisha but two cows ended up dying.

In a statement, Abhay, spokesperson of the CPI-Maoist central committee, said the party was not against peace talks with the Government. This is the first time in almost four years that the outlawed party is taking the initiative for talks.

Militants shot at and injured the former CMO, Dr Ghulam Qadir Sofi in Pulwama town of Pulwama District.

Forty three per cent polling stations in Poonch District have been placed under sensitive or hyper sensitive categories in the wake of militancy threats following melting of snow from upper reaches.

SSB has arrested four Kashmiri militants, hailing from Srinagar soon after they crossed over into the Indian Territory from Nautnawa village in Gorakhpur District of Uttar Pradesh from Nepal.

April 7 A CRPF Sub-Inspector - Mahendra Singh Meena - was injured when CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a camp of paramilitary forces in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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