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Maoist Major Incidents 2009


Andhra Pradesh

December 2: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with special party Policemen in the evening in the forest near Kallegaon-Pittaguda under Kerameri Police Station limits of Adilabad District. While two of those killed were identified as Mylarapu Adellu alias Bhaskar alias Narsanna, Adilabad District Committee Secretary (DCS) of the CPI-Maoist and Chippakurthi Ravi alias Sudershan, a District Committee member, the third could not be identified due to darkness. Some 10 others were believed to have escaped. Adilabad Superintendent of Police P. Promod Kumar said a sten gun, a SLR, a pistol, a manpac communication set some batteries and blasting material were recovered from the spot. The encounter, which took place gains significance as it comes a week after the Maoists had burnt machinery at the Dorli open cast mine in adjacent Tiryani mandal. Adellu, who carried a reward of INR 500,000 on his head, had escaped a series of encounters with the Police parties in the Jogapur forests of Asifabad in November 2005.

March 24: The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted four persons from Bhupalapatnam village in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, took them into the forest between Dharma Tallagudem and Bhupalapatnam, and subsequently crossed the inter-State border to enter Chhattisgarh, where, after branding them as Police informers, the Maoists killed them. The victims were identified as Jangam Jagdish, A. Srinu, Kurasam Sudhakar and P. Rajasekhar of Dharma Tallagudem in the Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh.

January 20: Three cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including a woman, were killed in an encounter which lasted for about half-an-hour during combing operations launched by Police in the Aberupadu forests area of Visakhapatnam District. Later, the Police recovered three weapons and kit bags from the encounter site


December 7: Three persons were killed and many others wounded by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Sheohar District in the night. The Maoists numbering over 50 came on a truck to a market place at Dariani Chapra in the District and started firing indiscriminately killing three persons on the spot, they said.

October 1-2: 16 civilians, including five children, were shot dead by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres at Amosi Bharen Diara village in the Khagaria District late in the night of October 1, a top Police official said on October 2. According to Police, the cultivation on the disputed 40 bighas of land is said to be reason behind the attack on the victims belonging to backward caste.

August 22-23: Four Police personnel, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector, were killed while two others sustained injuries when Maoists attacked them at a place under Sono Police Station in Jamui District. One of the injured Policemen succumbed to his injuries on August 23

April 23: Four Security Force personnel and a civilian were killed in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist near Karpoori Chowk in the Mohabbatpur village of Muzaffarpur District.

April 15: 11 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and one BSF personnel injured during a seven hour long encounter at Dhansa Ghati in the Rohtas District.

March 16: Armed Maoists raided Khaira village in the Lakhisarai District and shot dead three men and injured two women.

March 9: The suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed two women and two children of a family by slitting their throat in connection with a land dispute case at Pachubigha village in the Arwal District.

February 9: At least 10 Policemen, including some from the Special Auxiliary Police, were killed when more than 150 armed CPI-Maoist cadres launched a surprise attack on the SF personnel who were providing security at a function at Ravidas Ashram in the Mahuliatand village of Nawada District.


December 22-23: Three CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a gun battle with the Security Force personnel, while an equal number of extremists were arrested in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh, Police officials said on December 23. The Maoists killed in Bijapur District on December 22 were part of a group that had killed Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Baldev Patel during a gunfight on December 19.

December 11: Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an exchange of fire with the Police in the Dantewada District, the Police said. The operation led by the District Police force took place in the Aranpur forests of Jangargunda area on December 11, Inspector General (Bastar range) R. K. Vij said. Weapons, including .303 rifles, grenades and IEDs were recovered from the possession of the slain Maoists, he added.

December 6: Four civilians were killed when suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a truck in a landmine blast in the Dantewada District, Police said. The Maoist blew up the truck near Keralapal village in the District, killing all the four persons travelling in the vehicle on the spot, Superintendent of Police (Dantewada) Amresh Singh said. The truck had left Doranapal village in the District for Sukama with truck's owner Surya Narayan Raju and three labourers. As it reached near Keralapal village on NH-221, the Maoists triggered landmine blast, he added, saying, Police was trying to ascertain the identity of victims.

November 29: Three villagers wee killed and six others injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast near Amjhore village under the Bodam Police Station in East Singhbhum District. When villagers, engaged by paramilitary forces to remove three trees on a road, were on the job, an IED fitted on a tree went off, killing three persons and injuring six. Among the injured, one lost a hand and another one a leg. The incident occurred near a Central reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp. The villagers complained to the Police that they were forced to remove the trees by the CRPF personnel.

November 18: Three persons were killed and two others injured in a bomb blast at a village in the Rajnandgaon District. A group of five villagers were going to a paddy field when they found a container on the way. As they tried to open it, the explosion took place, leaving three of them dead, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Rajnandgaon range), A. D. Gautam, told PTI over phone. Gautam did not rule out the possibility of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) behind the blast.

November 10: Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and a Policeman was seriously injured in an encounter in the forests of Tetemdagu, about 18 kilometers from Kistaram in the Dantewada District on November 10. The Dantewada Superintendent of Police, Amresh Kumar Mishra, told Telegraph that the encounter took place at around 9am (IST) He added, "The jawans (personnel) of District Police and special Police officers were on a regular patrol and search operation in and around the area when the rebels camping in the thickly-forested pocket opened fire. The number of rebels is not known," adding, the Security Force (SF) personnel retaliated killing seven insurgents. The slain extremists who were in uniform were not identified yet, the officer added. Two rifles, locally-made pistols, Maoist uniforms and a large quantity of explosives and detonators were recovered from the incident site. The SF personnel were returning after a three-day anti-Maoist operation in the area, adds Indian Express.

October 29: The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office-bearer Jaisingh Manjhi, 40, and his two relatives in Dantewada District.

October 25: Four CISF personnel were killed and two critically injured in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists in a hilly terrain in the Dantewada District.

In two separate encounters in the forested terrain of Bijapur District, about 400 kilometres south of State capital Raipur, the Police shot dead at least four Maoists.

September 24-25: At least 12 CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an encounter between the Chhattisgarh Police and insurgents in the Bijapur District.

September 18-19: A combined team of CoBRA and the Chhattisgarh Police killed at least 24 CPI-Maoist cadres in the Dantewada District on September 18. An Assistant Commandant of CoBRA, Manoranjan Singh, was also killed in the attack launched by the SFs on September 17-night. 10 dead bodies of the Maoists were recovered. While four SF personnel sustained injuries, five others were said to be missing. The SF personnel later on September 19 recovered the bodies of five of its missing personnel, including Assistant Commandant Rakesh Chaurasia. The Operation Green Hunt lasted for 48 hours.

September 10: Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman, were killed in an encounter with the Police in Dantewada District.

September 4: Bodies of four villagers killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres were recovered from a forest in the Aaded village of Bijapur District. The extremists had attacked Kandulnar, Gudipal and Aaded villages in the District on September 2 and had abducted four villagers, Anganpally Lakshmayya, Vasamchandru, Anganpally Buccha and Anganpally Jeetu, the Superintendent of Police Avinash Mohanty said. Villagers found their bodies in the forest and later reportedly informed the Police. While Buccha and Jeetu were shot dead, other bodies were found with throats slit. "

August 11: Six heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres were killed after a 20-hour encounter with the SFs in the Dantewada District.

July 26-27: Five CRPF personnel, including a SI, were killed and three others injured in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Dantewada District, Police said. One of the injured constables succumbed to injuries on July 27, Police said.

July 12: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed 30 Police personnel, including a Superintendent of Police (SP), in two incidents in the Rajnandgaon District. An encounter in a third place, Sitagaon, was still going on. While the bodies of 36 Police personnel, including that of SP Vinod Kumar Chaubey have been found, the Security Forces’ toll could rise once search operations resume. ‘‘There was heavy firing on the police party,’’ said Inspector General of Police Mukesh Gupta. ‘‘The firing occurred in two phases. First, they killed policemen in a senior Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Kerkatta village and then, they targeted the SP when he arrived with reinforcements. We are finding bodies everywhere. The more we look, the more bodies we see." Rajnandgaon (Kawardha), which happens to be Chief Minister Raman Singh’s Legislative Assembly constituency, is 68 kilometers from Raipur, the State capital.

June 20: 12 CRPF personnel were killed in the landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Tonagapal in Dantewada District in the evening. About a dozen CRPF troopers sustained multiple injuries in the incident.

May 16: 11 persons, including eight CPI-Maoist cadres and three SPOs, were killed in an encounter during a search operation at Neelamdagu village in the Kistaram forest area of Dantewada District.

May 11: 12 Policemen and a civilian were killed and six persons sustained injuries after 150 heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist ambushed a 41-member Police force in hillside Risgaon village of Dhamtari District.

May 9: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed four persons, including two SPO, at a forested hamlet near Pharsegarh in the Bijapur District.

May 6: 11 persons, including four civilians and seven SF personnel, were killed in an ambush by the suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist on a special Police party. The incident occurred three kilometres from the Vinjaram base camp in the Dantewada District. The killed SF personnel included five SPOs and two CRPF personnel. The Maoists managed to flee with the weapons of the dead SF personnel.

April 16: Five poll officials, including a zonal officer identified as A.K. Acharya, were killed and many others injured when CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a van ferrying election officials by triggering a landmine blast at Phulwera village in the Rajnandgaon District, said Additional Director General Police Girdhari Nayak.

April 12: Four people, including one CRPF personnel and one Police personnel, were killed and another injured in a landmine explosion triggered by the CPI-Maoist when a joint patrolling team of CRPF and local Police was on clearance duty for the elections near the National Highway-16 at Gorla Nala area of Bijapur District.

Three Maoists were killed in an encounter during a search operation by the Police in the forests of Hiroli in the Dantewada District.

The 65th battalion of the CRPF personnel killed three Maoists in a two hour long encounter in the Sarandi area of Kanker District.

April 10: 10 CRPF personnel, including a Deputy Commandant, and three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an encounter near Minta village under Chintagufa Police Station in Dantewada District. Deputy Commandant Diwakar Tiwari, a sub-inspector, four head constables and four constables were killed in the encounter, while 11 others, including an Assistant Commandant, were injured, an unnamed CRPF officer said in New Delhi. The incident occurred in the forests of Kotampalli.

March 22: The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and later killed four tribals, suspecting them as Police informers, in the Bijapur District. "

February 18: Three CRPF personnel were killed and nine others injured in an ambush carried out by the CPI-Maoist cadres when the CRPF team was patrolling at village Mankapal under Koilibeda Police Station in the Kanker District.

January 24: At least five CPI-Maoist cadres were shot dead by the Police during an encounter in the Bijapur District under Bastar Division.

January 8: 15 cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed and three SPOs were injured during an encounter in the forest areas of Gollapalli of Dantewada District. The encounter took place when the SFs opened fire on a group of armed Maoists during a search operation.

January 7: Superintendent of Police P J.S. Watti said suspected left-wing extremists had killed three persons, including two SPOs, in Aramangi village in Bijapur District.

January 3: Five tribals were killed in separate attacks by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the forested stretches of Bijapur District.


November 22: Two CRPF personnel and a Police driver were killed and six others injured in a twin landmine blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist near Lapung village under Bishunpur Police Station of Gumla District. Sources said the landmines, connected in series, exploded simultaneously completely damaging the anti-landmine vehicle in which the Security Force personnel were travelling. While head constable Pramod Kumar Singh and Constable Arvind Sarkar of the CRPF (D-41 Battalion) died on the spot, District Police driver Prakash Minz, who was driving the anti-landmine vehicle, succumbed to his injuries later. The CRPF Deputy Inspector General Alok Raj said the blasts occurred when the CRPF personnel were on their way from Gumla town to Jorri village under Bishunpur Police Station following the blowing up of a primary health centre (PHC) at the village by Maoists late the night of November 21. "It appears that the Maoists lay in wait to ambush the security personnel after damaging the PHC," Raj added.

October 25: Four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and three others arrested during an encounter with the SFs at Jonha, about 40 kilometres from capital Ranchi, Police said.

October 20: Three persons were killed and six others critically injured when the CPI-Maoist cadres attacked Rajpur village in the Chatra District.

September 26-28: Four PLFI cadres, including an ‘area commander’, were killed in a clash with the CPI-Maoist in the Gumla District, Police said on September 28. The four PLFI cadres were killed in an encounter at Nawatoli village in the night of September 26, Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar said.

September 22: Three TPC cadres were killed and three others arrested during an encounter between the Police and extremists in the Kumbha Begwari village of Hazaribagh District.

September 6-7: Five villagers were shot dead by the CPI-Maoist at Pundigiri under Tamar block, 45 kilometers from Ranchi, Police said on September 7. According to the Police, the Maoists raided Pundigiri village in the night of September 6 and abducted the five villagers and took them to a forest where they were shot dead.

August 28: Four persons, including a 12-year-old girl and a woman, were killed and another injured by the CPI-Maoist cadres who raided a civilian's home on the outskirts of Ranchi.

July 22: Police claimed that six CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in an encounter with the Security Forces that led to neutralizing of three CPI-Maoist camps in the Simdega District.

June 16: Four Policemen were killed and five others sustained injuries in an encounter between the Police and cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Manatu Police Station area of Palamu District.

June 12: The CPI-Maoist cadres detonated a landmine in the Nawadih area of the Bokaro District, killing at least 11 SF personnel and injuring eight, said the Director General of Police (DGP) V.D. Ram. The slain SF personnel belonged to the Jharkhand Armed Police and Special Armed Force, raised to fight the CPI-Maoist.

June 10: 11 Policemen, including a CRPF Inspector, were killed and six others injured when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine explosion targeting their vehicle in West Singhbhum District.

May 9: Three suspected cadres of the PLFI, earlier known as JLT, were lynched by villagers of Kumaria in the Gumla District.

April 16: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a paramilitary BSF bus ferrying the BSF personnel from Ladhup to Arah at a place about 125 kilometres from capital Ranchi in Latehar District, killing seven BSF personnel, one helper and the civilian driver of the bus.

April 15: The Maoists triggered a landmine blast at Varnia Ghati in the hilly tracts of Barwadi in Latehar District blowing up a bus ferrying CRPF personnel leading to an exchange of fire with the Security Forces in which two CRPF personnel, a civilian driver and five Maoists were killed.

April 11: Five CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured when CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on them inside Jalko forests under Arki Police station in Khunti District.

April 5: Left-wing extremists killed four security guards of the Abhijeet Group at the site office of the group's proposed power plant at Chakla village in Latehar District. While three guards died on the spot, another succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital.

March 8: Three cadres of the erstwhile JLT, presently known as the PLFI, were killed in an encounter with the Security Forces at Chatakpur village under Sneha Police Station in the Lohardaga District. However, eight others managed to escape.

February 24: Three suspected Naxalites were lynched by angry villagers at the village market in Gulu in Khunti District when they were allegedly extorting money from shopkeepers.

February 2: Residents of Hesalpidi village in the Ranchi District lynched three CPI-Maoist cadres who were trying to abduct a contractor.

January 31: Four villagers were shot dead by suspected cadres of the PLFI in Chalgi village of Khunti District. "The killing seems to be the outcome of an internal rivalry," said Khuti Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar.

January 17: Six Policemen were killed in a landmine blast triggered by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in the Latehar District.

January 4: During a joint operation, a STF team and District Police personnel shot dead a ‘sub-zonal commander’ of CPI-Maoist, identified as Babulal Munda alias Marandi, also known as Raman, and four other cadres in the Baish Resham forest area, nearly 30 kilometres from the Hazaribagh District headquarters.


October 8: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed at least 18 Policemen, including Sub-Inspector C. S. Deshmukh, in an ambush in the dense forests near Laheri Police Station in Gadchiroli District. Police sources said that about 15 Maoists were also killed in the gun battle.

October 4: At least six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed during an encounter with the Police at Tadgaon in Gadchiroli District.

May 21: 16 Police personnel, including five women constables, were killed during a three-hour long encounter with a group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres near the hills of Hatti Tola in Gadchiroli District. This is the first time women constables have been killed in a clash between Maoists and the Police.

April 6: 14 CPI-Maoist cadres and three SF personnel were killed during a three hour-long encounter between a group of 300 CPI-Maoist cadres and around 30 SF personnel at Mungner village in the Dhanora tehsil of Gadchiroli District.

February 1: 15 Police personnel, including a Sub-Inspector, were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres when a patrolling party visited the forest area of Morke village in the Gadchichiroli District. The report adds that "seven to eight" Maoists were also subsequently killed during the encounter with the Police that followed the ambush. However, the Police have not recovered the bodies of slain Maoists.


November 13: Three CRPF personnel, including an officer, were killed in a landmine blast triggered by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the MV-66 village area of Malkangiri District. The blast took place when a van carrying the CRPF personnel was on its way from Kalimela to Gompagunda probably to pick up ration, the Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Satyabrata Bhoi said. The landmine was planted at a culvert and exploded when the van passed over it, he said. CRPF Deputy Commandant Bhupinder Singh was among the three slain CRPF personnel. The attack is believed to be part of the Maoist strategy to restrict movement of the Security Forces ahead of their proposed offensive in the region.

November 10-11: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed four persons and critically injured another in the Pandrotala village of Rayagada District in the night of November 10, suspecting them to be Police informers, Police sources said. Around 50 Maoists armed with guns, axes and other sharp weapons struck the village killing three persons and causing injuries to two others. One of the wounded, admitted to the District headquarter hospital, succumbed to injuries later, while the condition of one person undergoing treatment continued to be serious, hospital sources said. The victims were called out of their houses and attacked by the Maoists who opened fire and also used sharp edged weapons. The Maoists also put up a poster in the village claiming that they targeted people who allegedly gave information to Police and exploited tribals.

October 13: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three Police personnel, including the security guard of senior Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Sudam Marandi, after a football match at Bandap village under Chandua Police Station in the Mayurbhanj District. Sudam Marandi, a former Member of Parliament, however, escaped unhurt, Police said. The Maoists attacked the Security Force personnel accompanying Marandi when they were leaving the tournament venue after distribution of prizes, Police said, adding that Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Narayan Pradhan and two other Policemen were shot dead.

August 12: Three woman cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an exchange of fire between a group of about 10 to 15 Maoists and a joint team of the Andhra Pradesh and Orissa Police near Ramannaguda in the Rayagada District, about 30 to 40 kilometres from the State border.

June 18: Nine Policemen, including eight belonging to the Orissa Special Security Force and one belonging to the Orissa State Armed Police, were killed when a landmine triggered by cadres of the CPI-Maoist struck their convoy near Palur village in Koraput District.

April 12: 11 CISF personnel and four CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a gunfight following an attack on an armoury and bauxite mine of public sector NALCO at Panchpatmali near Damanjodi in Koraput District.

West Bengal

December 4: A group of armed men, suspected to be cadres of CPI-Maoist, abducted three persons, identified as Neemai Singh, Phani Singh and Bagrai Soren, from their homes in Simulpal village under Belpahari Police Station area of West Midnapore District and took them to the near by forest area and killed them. The bullet-ridden dead bodies of the victims were found on the outskirts of the village in the morning. Two of the victims - Neemai Singh and Phani Singh - were reportedly actively associated with the Gana Pratirodh Committee, a local resistance group that has been campaigning against the Maoists.

December 10: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead three CPI-Marxist workers at Sebaytan village in the West Midnapore District in the morning of December 10. The three deceased identified as, Bijay Mahto, Manik Mahto and Brihaspati Mahto, were called out from their homes in the village under Jhargram Police Station at about 1.30am (IST) and gunned down, Police said. The bodies were found this morning in front of a college with a note that the three were given the "extreme punishment by people's verdict" as they were 'Police informers', they said.

November 8: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed four Security personnel of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) and looted their arms near a Police camp close to a school in Gidhni Bazaar area under Jamboni Police Station in West Midnapore District. Kuldip Singh, Inspector General (Western Range), said the EFR personnel were attacked when they were patrolling the area. The incident took place at around 5.30pm (IST) after the Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and senior State Government officials left West Midnapore District for Kolkata after a two-day visit, Police said. Meanwhile, claiming responsibility for the killing of four EFR personnel, the CPI-Maoist politburo member Koteshar Rao alias Kishan dared the West Bengal and Central governments to deploy as much forces as they wanted in the West Midnapore District. "We have killed the four jawans as they tortured innocent school children who had taken out a rally in the area yesterday demanding the educational institutions be vacated by joint security forces and their classes resume at the earliest," Kishan told PTI from an undisclosed destination. Earlier, visiting the Naxal-hit West Midnapore District, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on November 8 said the State Government is ready to start a fresh operation against Maoists, as he ruled out talks with them till they surrendered their arms and abjured violence.

November 6: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three persons in the forests of Kushbani under Binpur-I block (administrative division) in the West Midnapore District, suspecting them to be Police informers. The bodies of Lakshmi Das, Manoranjan and Joyram, apparently in their twenties and thirties, were found lying on the state highway connecting Jhargram and Belpahari. Posters of the CPI-Maoist were found near the dead bodies. The feet of one of the bodies were tied with a rope. "They have been given the ultimate punishment for being police informers," claimed one of the posters.

September 30-October 1: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed three members of the ruling CPI-M at Ranjia village under Shalboni Police Station area in West Midnapore District. The dead bodies were recovered by the Police in the morning of October 1. The victims were identified as Anadi Mahato, Radhanath Mahato and Bhakti Mahato. Anadi was a local CPI-M leader and member of Lalgeria Gram Panchayat (village level local self Government institution). Radhanatah and Bhakti too were local CPI-M leaders.

August 5: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead three persons at Aankro village, about 25 kilometers from Lalgarh in the West Midnapore District.

June 18: The Maoists killed a leader of the ruling CPI-M and three others near Goaltore in the West Midnapore District. Their bodies, with throats slit and buried in a patch of ''shaal'' forest, were found early in the morning.

June 17: A local leader and two activists of the ruling CPI-M were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Banksole in the Jhargram area of West Midnapore District, about 20 kilometres from Lalgarh area.

June 14: Three cadres of the ruling CPI-M and one cadre of the CPI-Maoist-backed PCPA were killed in a gun-battle in West Midnapore District’s Lalgarh in the morning. Nine other CPI-M cadres have gone missing and are believed to have met with the same fate as their party comrades.

June 3: Three Policemen were killed and two others injured when a group of 15 CPI-Maoist cadres ambushed a Police patrol party when they were having lunch at Piralgiri in the Bankura District. The Maoists later decamped with a SLR, three .303 rifles and a revolver from the slain Police personnel.

April 30: Four persons were killed when suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a landmine blast targeting a convoy of three vehicles ferrying Election Commission personnel after polling at Jamboni in West Midnapore District.

April 21: Three members of the ruling CPI-M were killed by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the adjoining Salboni region in West Midnapore District.






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