Bomb Blasts Triggered by CPI-Maoist: 2018
June 1: CRPF personnel identified as M.M. Ramesh
of the 231st Battalion was injured in an IED blast triggered
by CPI-Maoist cadres on the Aranpur-Jagargonda road in Dantewada
District in Chhattisgarh. The blast occurred when CRPF personnel
were conducting combing operations in the region. The injured
CRPF personnel was airlifted to Raipur for treatment.
May 24: An IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist
cadres killed a CoBRA of the CRPF SI, identified as Rajesh Kumar
and injured CoBRA constable identified as Manik Tinpare near
Puswada village in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. The SFs launched
the operation between Timilwada to Dornapal and the CoBRA official,
Rajesh came in contact with an IED, planted by Maoists beneath
the dirt track, which exploded leaving the two injured. Rajesh
Kumar succumbed to his injuries at field hospital of the CRPF
May 23: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up
a farmhouse owned by a BJP legislator, identified as Vikram
Usendi in Bodanaar village in Takodi in Kanker District in Chhattisgarh.
CPI-Maoist cadres forced the security guard at the farmhouse
to leave the place and then targeted it with IEDs. Two rooms
of farmhouse were damaged
May 20: Seven SFs were killed and one critically
injured in an IED blast triggered by the CPI-Maoist) cadres
near Cholnar in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh The joint
team of the CAF and the DF were patrolling the Cholnar-Kirandul
road to provide security to trucks carrying construction material
for road works between Kirandul and Palnar villages. CPI-Maoist
cadres blew up Police vehicle, carrying the SFs with an IED
blast creating 10-feet crater on the road and tossed the Police
vehicle into the air. Five SFs died on the spot, while two jawans
succumbed to their injuries during treatment. CPI-Maoist cadres
took away two INSAS assault rifles, two AK 47s and two SLRs
from the slain Police personnel. The CAF killed are identified
as head constable Vikram Yadav and constables Rajesh Kumar Singh,
Ravinath Patel and Arjun Rajbhar. While, the slain DF jawans
were identified as head constable Ramkumar Yadav, constable
Tikeshwar Dhruv and assistant constable Shalik Ram Sinha. The
identity of the injured personnel is yet t be ascertained. The
IED might have been planted around six months ago and was detonated
on May 20, targeting the Police vehicle, said DIG, P. Sundarraj.
May 17: At least one cadre of the CPI-Maoist
was killed and huge catch of items were seized from a Maoist
camp which was raided in Ramaguda village in Malkangiri District
of Odisha. As per the information given by ADG, Operations,
RP Koche on the operation, a joint group of Greyhounds, BSF
and SOG raided a Maoist camp located near Balimela Reservoir
during combing on May 16. An encounter erupted between the combing
party and Maoists at a later stage which left one uniformed
Maoist dead. However, a number of Maoists managed to sneak into
the dense forest after blasting landmines during the firing.
Security personnel also seized one SLR rifle and a .303 rifle
from the spot along with some daily use goods. The identity
of the slain Maoist is yet to be ascertained.
May 4: CPI-Maoist cadres blasted a culvert on
the State highway at Satyanarayanapuram in Charla Mandal of
the Bhadrachalam Agency in Bhadradri Kothagudem District of
Telangana. The blast happened during the CPI-Maoist Bandh in
protest against the encounter killings of CPI-Maoist cadres
in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. The impact of the Bandh was
felt in Charla Mandal with shops and petrol bunks remaining
closed and bus services to remote areas suspended. However,
the Bandh had partial impact on Dummugudem and other parts of
the District. The Police have recovered Maoist wall posters
at Gogubaka village in Charla Mandal, which contained slogans
condemning the 'Operation Samadhan' terming it brutal repression
by the State against Adivasis. The TSRTC cancelled night bus
services to remote areas in Bhadrachalam Division in view of
the Bandh call. Except in a few interior areas of Bhadradri
Kothagudem, Khammam and Adilabad Districts, there was no impact
of the Bandh call in the State. The Police asked the TRS leaders
of the Bhadradri Kothagudem District not to tour sensitive areas.
Big trees were felled and placed across the road at the project
of the Taliperu near Tippapuram Main road in Charla Mandal and
left posters by CPI-Maoist cadres.
May 2: A civilian indentified as Gupta Pradhani
(50) was injured in a landmine blast triggered by suspected
CPI-Maoist cadres near Kaliajhola in under Boipariguda Police
Station limits in Koraput District of Odisha. CPI-Maoist cadres
planted the explosives targeting SFs engaged in anti-Maoist
operations. The posters of CPI-Maoist were spotted at the locality
where the Maoists had raised objection to road construction
work by the Government and had asked contractors to immediately
leave the area or to be ready to face dire consequences, said
May 2: Two Policemen, identified as Lekhram
and Bhoj Singh, were killed in an IED blast triggered by CPI-Maoist
cadres near Odh village under Mainpur Police Station area in
Gariabandh District of Chhattisgarh. The IED blast targeted
the motorcycle, killing one of the Police personnel on the spot
and the other injured Policeman succumbed while being moved
out of the forest area. CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire on SFs
after the blast and fled from the spot after retaliatory fire
by Police, Raipur Range, IGP, Pradeep Gupta, said.
April 25: CPI-Maoist cadres have blasted a culvert
across a stream at Peddamidisileru village in Charla Mandal
in Bhadradri Kothagudem District in Telangana. The blast coincided
with the Protest Day called by the CPI-Maoist cadres condemning
the alleged attempts to dilute the SC and ST (Prevention of
Atrocities) Act. The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the low-level
culvert by detonating explosive material on the cement concrete
road between Peddamidisileru and Taliperu in Bhadradri Kothagudem
District of Telangana
April 23: Three civilians identified as Bharat
Gond and Dasarath Jani of Marangpalli village and Lokiram Gond
of Lalmati village were killed in a landmine blast, suspected
to be planted by CPI-Maoist cadres near Mundibedha village under
the Raighar Police Station limits in Nabarangpur District of
Odisha. Three labourers killed in the landmine blast were returning
home by a tractor after completing their work saw near the roadside
of Venus village a suspicious piece of rag tied in a branch
of a tree. The trio got down of the vehicle to check the rag.
Suddenly, the landmine exploded killing then on the spot. Police
suspect that the landmine was planted by Maoists to target SFs.
April 23: A BSF constable, identified as Shree
Bhagwan Singh was injured in an exchange of fire with CPI-Maoist
cadres near Mahla BSF camp, under Partapur Police Station limits
in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. CPI-Maoist cadres triggered
two IED blasts when personnel from BSF's 114th battalion were
out on an area domination operation and opened fire on SFs.
CPI-Maoist cadres fled the encounter spot after coming under
heavy fire from the patrolling team, said SP, KL Dhruv.
April 14: CPI-Maoist cadres have attacked empty
CRPF camp located in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. CPI-Maoist
cadres have carried out a blast in empty CRPF camp. There was
no loss of life or injuries due to the blast. The place of the
explosion is approximately 150 kilometers away from Jungala
village in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh, where Indian Prime
Minister's event is scheduled, said Police.
April 9: Two DRG Police personnel were killed
and five others injured after CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an
IED blast targeting a passenger bus in which a group of security
personnel were travelling at Namaid in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
The bus carrying 30 DRG personnel was travelling from Kuturu
to Jangla when it was blown up near a bridge close to the forested
village of Namaid. The front part of the bus got separated from
its body under the impact of the explosion, said DGP, anti-Naxal
operations, D.M. Awasthi. PM Narendra Modi was scheduled to
visit Bijapur on April 14.
April 9: Two SFs have sustained minor splinter
injuries after an exchange of fire took place following two
IED blasts in the forest area between Mahadev Ghati and Chinnabodkel
in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh between CPI-Maoist cadres
and SFs. SFs recovered a live IED, which was diffused immediately
by the BDDS during search operations in Bijapur District.
April 9: A jawan of the DVF identified
as Sanjay Majhi (22) was killed in a landmine explosion triggered
by CPI-Maoist cadres near Sakata village under Munikhol Panchayat
within Muniguda Police limits in Rayagada District of Odisha.
Majhi was a native of Ambadola village. The incident occurred
when a team of DVF was returning to their base camp after combing
operation in the Niyamgiri hills. SFs are yet to reach the explosion
site due to darkness.
March 30: A CRPF jawan was injured in
the explosion of a pressure bomb, suspected to be planted by
the CPI-Maoist cadres, in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.
DIG of Police, South Bastar, Sundarraj P, said that Lakshman
Rao (29), a jawan of the 85th battalion of the CRPF, part of
a CRPF team which had set out for Bhopalpatnam from Bijapur
for patrolling, was injured after stepping on a pressure bomb
near Mahadev Ghat.
March 26: A CRPF jawan was injured in
a Maoist ambush and IED blast in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
The SFs said Maoists had set up a strong ambush in the jungles
of Kondasawali-Jagargunda area in south Bastar District and
troops of the 231st battalion of the force got engaged in it
when they were undertaking an operation. A heavy exchange of
gunfire took place between the two sides followed by an IED
blast, a senior Police official said. "The Maoist ambush was
successfully thwarted and a CRPF jawan suffered splinter injuries
on his hand due to the impact of the IED explosion," the senior
March 24: Five DRG personnel identified as Padam
Muya, Nurum Dula, Sodhi Deva, Kartam Pandu and Kichhe Naga were
injured in an IED blast, suspected to be carried out by CPI-Maoist
cadres in a forest near Sirsetti village under Fulbagdi Police
Station limits of Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. Four of the
injured DRG personnel were Assistant Constables, while Kichhe
Naga was Constable. The blast took place when a Police DRG team
was returning after an anti-Maoist operation. CPI-Maoist cadres
opened fire on the DRG team, which led to exchange of fire.
The CPI-Maoist cadres fled after a brief exchange of fire, said
DIG of Police, Sundarraj P.
March 13: At least nine CRPF personnel were
killed and two were critically injured when CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up a MPV in Kistaram jungle area in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh.
The personnel belonging to the 212th battalion of the CRPF were
conducting an area domination operation in a forest in the Kistaram
area when their vehicle was blown up. The blast is suspected
to have been triggered by Maoists by joining wires from a distance
when the MPV crossed over the explosive devices on the road
from Kistaram and Palodi, officials said. The CRPF men were
moving from Kistaram camp to the new camp in Palodi in the MPV
when Maoists triggered IED targeting them, D.M. Awasthi, Special
Director General, Maoist operation, said. Those killed have
been identified as ASI, Ram Krishna Singh Tomar, Head Constable
Laxman, Constables Ajay K. Yadav, Manoranjan Lanka, Jitendra
Singh, Shobhit Sharma, Manoj Singh, Dharmendra Singh and Chandra
H.S. The injured Constables have been identified as Madan Kumar
and Rajesh Kumar.
March 7: A BSF Assistant Commandant Gajender
Singh and Constable Amresh Kumar were killed when CPI-Maoist
cadres triggered an IED in the Kilenar village forest area under
the Rowghat Police Station limits in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh.
The incident took place at around 4 pm in the Kilenar village
forest under the Rowghat Police Station limits when a joint
team of the BSFs 134th battalion and District Force was out
on an anti-Naxal operation, said, Vivekanand Sinha. IGP, Bastar
range. "When the patrolling team was 10km inside the forest
of Kilenar, the ultras triggered IED blasts and also opened
indiscriminate firing on them, which led to an exchange of fire,"
Deputy IGP, north Bastar range, Ratan Lal Dangi said. The Naxals
fled from the spot after a prolonged gunfight, he said. Forces
have been rushed to the spot, and the bodies of the two BSF
personnel were being evacuated from the forest, he added.
February 27: Three SF personnel were injured
during an encounter between the SFs and armed CPI-Maoist cadres
in Abhujmarh forest at Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The
injured SFs, identified as Sunil Nag, Somdu and Ravindra Yadav
were airlifted and admitted to a private hospital, where their
condition was stated to be stable. The CPI-Maoist cadres were
hiding on a hill top, triggered a landmine blast and opened
indiscriminate firing on the SFs. A joint anti- Naxal operation
was launched in Abhujmarh forest, under Barsur Police Station
area by Narayanpur and Dantewada Police, along with the CRPF,
said SP, KL Kashyap.
February 25: Two CAF personnel, identified as
Puran Singh, 'Assistant Platoon Commander' and Constable Bhuvaneshwar
Yadav, were injured in an IED blast carried out by CPI-Maoist
cadres in the forests near Tarlaguda and Tarud villages in Bijapur
District of Chhattisgarh.
February 25: Two SOG commandos sustained minor
injuries in an IED explosion during an anti- Naxal operation
at Badajhola forest under Sunabeda sanctuary in the Nuapada
District of Odisha. CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire with multiple
SOG teams in the forests. Some of the CPI-Maoist cadres also
sustained critical injuries and managed to flee. The SFs recovered
CPI-Maoist dresses, haversack, blankets, utensil, rations, medicines,
Maoist literature, wire, battery and polythene, said Police
February 11: A DRG jawan, identified Sondhar
Hemla, was killed in a IED blast, suspected to be planted by
the CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The
incident took place when the DRG team was out for an area domination
operation in the forest near Tippapuram, nearly 500 kilometres
south of Raipur. DRG Assistant Constable, Sondhar Hemla, unknowingly
stepped on IED and died on spot. The Police launched combing
operation in the area against CPI-Maoist cadres.
February 7: An ITBP Head constable, identified
as Yelappa Koppad was injured in an IED explosion triggered
by CPI-Maoist cadres in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh.
The IED blast occurred two kilometres from Dhanora Police Station
on Dhanora-Orchha road, when SFs were carrying out the road
opening duty. Koppad was injured and taken to Narayanpur for
treatment, said Police official.
February 6: Three CAF personnel were injured
in an IED blast triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Bijapur District
of Chhattisgarh. Injured constables, Nitesh Dewangan, Anil Dhruv
and Bhaluram Toppo, were returning to their base camp after
conducting search operation in Kutru-Farshegarh area, DSP, Khoman
Singh, said. The SF personnel were returning after carrying
out an anti-Maoist operation when the blast occurred in a forest
near Ranibodli village, around 450 kilometres from State capital,
February 4: Around 100 armed CPI-Maoist cadres
blew up BSNL tower at Edira village in Venkatapur Mandal in
Jayashankar-Bhupalapally District of Telangana. CPI-Maoist cadres
arrived at the Edira BSNL tower spot and stopped vehicular traffic
on the Venkatapur-Vajedu road for about two hours. They planted
bombs in the cabin and solar system and blasted the tower. The
BSNL tower was 35km away from the Mandal headquarters
and 15km from the Chhattisgarh border.
January 24: A STF constable was killed and a
Policeman was injured when a pressure bomb planted by the Maoists
went off in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. The incident occurred
in the forest near Hidmapara village under Basaguda Police Station
limits when a joint team of the STF and DF was returning after
conducting an anti-Maoist operation, a senior Police official
said. As per preliminary information, the explosion occurred
after the STF constable, identified as Lakhan Gadbale, unknowingly
stepped on the pressure IED connection near Hidmapara. "Gadbale
succumbed to injuries while being airlifted to Jagdalpur for
treatment," the official said. DF, constable Ashish Tiwari who
was walking nearby Gadbale sustained minor injuries in the blast
and was being airlifted to Raipur for better treatment, he said.
January 20: An Assistant Constable, identified
as Jagat Ram Karma, was injured after CPI-Maoist cadres triggered
IED near a weekly market in Chhote Tumnar village under Geedam
Police Station of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Karma,
posted at Nelasnar Police Station of Bijapur District, was rushed
to a hospital in Bijapur and he is currently out of danger.
The Police have launched combing operations to against the CPI-Maoist
cadres, said Police official.
January 18: One DRG soldier sustained injury
an IED blast near Tumripara under Fulbagadi Police Station limits
in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. SP, Abhishek Meena said,
"There was an IED blast near Tumripara under Fulbagadi Police
Station in which a DRG soldier sustained injuries."Following
the blast the DRG team launched a search operation of the area
and arrested 11 CPI-Maoist cadres from Kistaram Maraiguda area
of the District. All the arrested Maoists were also involved
in setting 27 vehicles on fire, firing upon the soldiers in
Kasalpada and Dharampenta bridge blast.
January 10: The Maoists blew up a bridge by
blasting an IED in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh. According
to reports, the Maoists blasted the IED by blasting them near
Dharampenta at around 11 pm late. A part of the bridge has been
badly damaged by the blast. SP Abhishek Meena said that after
the blast, CRPF personnel fired at the Maoists who later escaped.
On December 11, 2017, the same bridge was damaged by the rebels
by blasting it.
January 7: Two personnel of DRG, a special wing
of the Chhattisgarh Police used exclusively for anti-Naxal operational
duties in the Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh, and two women
were injured when pressure bombs, laid by CPI-Maoist cadres,
went off at three separate places at Gangaloor and Bhairamgarh
in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. In the first incident,
two women sustained splinter injuries when they stepped on an
IED on the outskirts of the Pusnar village. In another incident,
a DRG constable, Shankar Pulse, was injured in a blast near
Burji village, and Raju Kadti, another DRG trooper suffered
minor injuries after a pressure bomb exploded in the forest
near Biriabhoomi village in Bhairamgarh in the third incident,