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Incidents and Statements involving (CPI-ML-Janashakti) 2012-2000


  • August 19: The Police and Naxalites of the CPI-ML-New Democracy exchanged fire near Rayagudem village under Gundala mandal in Khammam District in Andhra Pradesh. According to sources, a team of Police personnel came across members of the New Democracy, Ganesh dalam, during combing operation in the forest area near Rayagudem village. The Police and the Naxalites exchanged fire for a few minutes after which the outlawed members escaped from the spot, leaving behind a few kit bags. "The police team recovered three kit bags and a cell phone from the place," said Yellendu DSP V. Tirupathi. There was no causality in the exchange of fire, he added.

  • April 21: Three LWE cadres of the CPI-ML-Janashakti identified as 'District committee member' Rachapalli Anjaneyulu, S. Sundar Rao and B. Suresh were arrested by a Special Police party at a place somewhere between Pedagarlapadu and Takkellapadu villages in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. A pistol of Chinese make, three live cartridges and two 'tapanchas' were seized from them. SP A. Ravichandra said, Anjaneyulu was a member of the Subhash Group of the CPI-ML Janashakti and was involved in several offences, including the murder of a forest guard. Anjaneyulu and his associates confessed that they were planning to eliminate N. Sankar of Gurazala whom they accused of being a Police informer.


  • October 5: Three cadres of CPI-ML-Janashakti, identified as Banoth Bhupathi (25), Bhanothu Raju (32), and Malothu Ganesh (26), were arrested from Dumala forest in Sircilla in Karimnagar District. Some locally-made revolvers, ammunition and a knife were recovered from them, he said. The trio extorted money from doctors and businessmen in rural pockets and also in Nizamabad District.

  • August 7: A cadre of the CPI-ML-Janashakti, identified as Inupa Suresh alias Sanjeev alias Kishore, surrendered before the Police in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh. Suresh is a resident of Peddachikodu village in Dubbak mandal (administrative division) and he joined Janashakti in 2001. He was the member of Maner Dalam (squad), and was involved in 11 cases, including killing a doctor at Chinnchikod village in Mustabad mandal of Karimnagar and a blasting. He was arrested by Police in Karimnagar in 2004 and later released.

  • July 12: A special team of the Gujarat Police arrested top leader of the CPI-ML-Janashakti, Kura Amar, from Nacharam in Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh in connection with a criminal conspiracy case registered in Gujarat six months ago.

  • June 13: Police arrested CPI-ML-Janashakti north Telangana secretary Moorthi Srinivas Reddy alias Yadanna on National Highway-7 at Tekrial village in Mahbubnagar District of Andhra Pradesh and recovered two 9 mm pistols, 19 rounds of bullets, detonators, 16 subscriber identity module cards, the free encyclopedia cards and one cell phone from him.

  • June 11: Gujarat Police filed 1800 page charge sheet against 11 suspected Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) in a local court at Kosad village near Surat city. They include Niranjan Mohapatra, K. N. Singh, Maka Chaudhary, Avinash Kulkarni, Ramu Puwar, Bharat Puwar, Sulat Puwar, Jayram Goswami, Satyam Rao, Vishwanath Iyer and Surya Dewra Prabhakar. They are allegedly linked with mainly the CPI-Maoist and CPI-ML-Janashakti. All the accused have been booked under various sections of the (Indian Penal Code) IPC including criminal conspiracy (120B), waging war against government (121A), Sedition (124A) and promoting enmity between different groups (153A), according to the chargesheet. They have also been booked under the section of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act since February 2010.

  • May 26: A CPI-ML-Janashakti cadre, Kammari Tirupathi (30), surrendered at Sircilla in Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh.

  • May 24: B. Srinivas alias Manganna (23), a CPI-ML-Janashakti Manthani Dalam (squad) 'commander' of Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh, was arrested by the Police from the State capital Hyderabad. A locally made revolver with two live rounds was seized from him.

  • April 19: Jaypal Hembram alias Kunduru, a cadre of the CPI-ML-Janashakti was arrested from Parvat Nuasahi area under Daitari Police station in Jajpur District of Orissa.


  • November 17: Police arrested one person, T. Eswar, for his links with the CPI-ML- Janashakti leader Yadanna in the Kamareddy area of Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh. According to the Superintendent of Police (SP), M. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Eswar used to run a taxi service in the area. He developed contacts with the Janashakti leaders during that time and quit the travel agency after he met with an accident five years ago. However, the Police kept an eye on his suspicious movement and arrested him.

  • September 1: The Maoists resorted to barricading of roads by felling trees in the forest pockets of Khammam District as part of the two-day shutdown call given by them in the North Telangana Districts of Andhra Pradesh opposing the opencast mining by the Singareni collieries in the coal belt, large scale submergence by the Polavaram project and illegal damming in the upper stretches of Godavari River by the Government of Maharashtra. The shutdown, also backed by the Janashakti faction of the Communist party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-M-L Janashakti), however, evoked no response in the tribal pockets while life remained normal in the coal bet too. Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar said the elements who were involved in barricading the forest routes have been identified. He said some Maoists had come from across the inter-State border for creating the obstacles to the vehicular traffic in the forest pocket. By and large life was reportedly normal in Bhadrachalam, Palvancha and Kothagudem divisions.

  • July 30: The Andhra Pradesh High Court granted conditional bail to a top leader of the CPI-ML- Janashakti lodged in the Cherlapalli jail in capital Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh. Kura Devender alias Amar (47), the Janashakti group State secretary, was arrested by Police from Pune in the State of Maharashtra in April 2008 and was incarcerated in Cherlapalli jail on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

  • February 2: Police arrested a cadre of the Janashakti faction of the CPI-ML-Janashakti, identified as Javvaji Ramesh alias Kumar, from the Ramagundam area of Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh. A tapancha and 19 rounds of ammunition of various weapons were also recovered from the possession of the arrested cadre. Kumar was reportedly attempting to form a dalam of the outfit and was resorting to extortions in the coal belt region of the District.

  • January 27: Though intensified combing operations are being carried out in the CPI-Maoist infested areas, the rapid movement of senior CPI-Maoist cadres and CPI-ML(Janashakthi) cadres have upset the Police's plans to completely wipe out the Maoist movement in the Kamareddy division of Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh. According to Police sources, the recent arrest of a commander of the Kamareddy dalam of the CPI-ML Janashakti, Cheryala Laxmipathi, and another cadre, Ramesh, has further strengthened the argument that the Maoists are regrouping.

  • January 24: Two Naxalites (left-wing extremists), identified as Chakradhar Haiburu (junior) and one of his associates Paresh Mahanto, wanted in many crimes, were arrested from the residence of a functionary of the Janashakti faction of the CPI-ML-Janashakti in capital Bhubaneswar of Orissa by the Jajpur District Police. Haiburu is a close associate of the CPI-Maoist leader Anna Reddy.

  • January 1: A Kamareddy dalam (squad) member belonging to the Janashakti faction of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML-Janashakti), identified as Kotta Rajam, surrendered before the Police at Kamareddy in the Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh.


  • December 30: The Karimnagar District Superintendent of Police, Y. Gangadhar, said the CPI-Maoist activities had considerably declined for the fourth consecutive year in Karimnagar due to the people friendly policies initiated by the Police. The extremists are reportedly on the run from the District to the neighbouring State of Chhattisgarh. In 2008, the extremists had killed four persons branding them as informers and damaged a bus and a private cellular phone tower in the Mahamutharam mandal. Three extremists were killed in encounters with the Police. The Police arrested 73 Maoists during the year, including the CPI-Maoist Chhattisgarh Muded area divisional committee member Velpula Rajesh Kumra alias Tirupati, and his wife and dalam member Ramadevi, and Janashakti central committee member Kura Devanna alias Amar. Around 15 extremists, including seven Maoists from Chhattisgarh region, had surrendered before the Police. In the first week of December, the Police had arrested some Maoists and thwarted their attempts to revive the party in the District. He also said Police had recovered 13 weapons including one Springfield rifle, two revolvers, four tapanchas, three pistols and one SLR and 150 live and empty rounds of ammunition of various weapons. The Police also recovered 27 soap bombs, six tiffin bombs, four clipping bombs during 2008.

  • December 23: Two cadres belonging to the Janashakti faction of the CPI-ML, who fled from the scene when villagers caught hold the Party squad commander Bharath during their attack on a petrol station at the Domakonda mandal headquarter on December 18, were arrested by the Domakonda Police in Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh. The duo was identified as squad commander of Kamareddy, Chetyal Lakshmipathi, and squad member Naskal Ramesh.

  • December 19: Seven left-wing extremists, including two women cadres of the CPI-Maoist and five cadres of the CPI-ML (Janashakti), surrendered before the Superintendent of Police Mahesh M. Bhagwat in the Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh. The CPI-Maoist cadres were identified as Vagaboina Anasurya alias Vasanta, wanted in connection with a killing in Chhattisgarh and Soyam Venkata Lakshmi alias Venkatamma alias Aruna, a member of the Kukunoor Local Organised Squad of the CPI-Maoist. The CPI-ML cadres were identified as Enumula Naresh alias Nagesh, Molkam Suresh, Uke Nirosha and Keesara Sammmaiah, Setti Vinoda alias Swapna

  • December 18: A deputy commander of the CPI-ML (Janashakti), identified as Badavath Bhaskar alias Bharath, belonging to the Medak-Kamareddy area, was captured by the villagers and later handed over to the Domakonda Police in Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh. While two of his associates managed to escape, one revolver and five live bullets were recovered from his possession.

  • December 10: A CPI-ML commander belonging to the Janashakti faction of the Sircilla region in Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh, identified as Malyala Rajesh alias Johnson, surrendered before the S P, Y. Gangadhar, along with locally manufactured .32 and 8 mm revolvers and some live rounds. Gangadhar revealed that he was forced to join the extremist movement at the instigation of Janashakti State secretary Yadanna.

  • November 26: A cadre belonging to the CPI-ML-Janashakti, identified as Kalyankar Nagaraju alias Ramesh, was killed in an encounter with the Police on the outskirts of Gollapalli and Nimmapalli villages under Konaraopeta mandal in the Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh. The killed extremist hailed from Kamareddy in the Nizamabad District.

  • November 9: A former CPI-Maoist cadre Nomula Bala Raju, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Pondugula village in Dachepalli mandal (administrative division) in the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. A letter allegedly written by Siva Ram, District secretary of the Janashakti faction of the CPI-ML was found besides the body. In the letter, Siva Ram accused Raju of resorting to extortion in the name of Maoists and threatening people. Maoist sympathisers, however, alleged that Raju was killed by the police.

  • July 30: A former Naxalite of the Janashakti group and founder of the CPI (ML) Jana Vimukthi, J. Linga Swamy, was killed in an encounter with police near Jillella village of Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh. According to police sources, Linga Swamy and his accomplice had opened fire on the police team which was combing the area for Naxalites and was killed in the retaliatory fire. He was reportedly involved in three murder cases and several other extortion cases in the Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad and Nizamabad Districts.

  • May 5: Three naxalites belonging to the Janashakti faction of the CPI-ML including two senior functionaries of the outfit, were killed during an encounter with police party in Rollapadu forests under Tekulapalli police station limits in the Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh. Eight other naxalites, however, managed to escape. Four weapons including two 88 mm rifles, a Springfield rifle and a tapancha (locally made revolver) were recovered from the spot. The slain naxalites were identified as District committee secretary Solipeta Yadava Reddy alias Daya, State committee member Konda Sanjeeva Reddy alies Bhaskar and Pandu Yadagiri alias Arun, a leader of the rank of District committee secretary.

    A former Janashakti naxalite was found dead with stab injuries on the outskirts of Kandikatkur village in Illanthakunta mandal in the Karimnagar District of Andhra Pradesh. A letter placed besides the body in the name of Telangana Janavimukti Sena (TJS) claimed responsibility for the killing and branded the killed person a police informer.

  • March 28: Four Naxalite factions of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) Liberation, New Democracy, Janashakti and Provisional Central Committee, collectively organised a law violation programme in Siliguri in West Bengal against the continuing price hike of essential commodities, especially food items. Announcing the programme, CPI-ML (Liberation) leader Abhijit Majumder said on March 26, "We intend to court arrest to make a point."

  • March 19: Boya Ramanjamma alias Umakka, an extremist belonging to the CPI-ML-Janashakti surrendered before SP Shankarbhratha Bagchi in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.

  • March 10: The CPI-Maoist and the Janashakti group of the naxalites called for a State-wide bandh (general strike) on March 14, protesting against the visit of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi to the State. A joint statement whose signatories were Chandranna, Maoist North Telangana Special Zonal Committee (NTSZC) secretary, and Bharath, secretary of the Janashakti Godavari Valley Regional Committee, branded Sonia Gandhi an "American agent" and called upon people to observe bandh to protest against her visit. The statement also blamed the ruling Congress party for not taking up any developmental projects for Telangana region and for abandoning its promise of forming a separate State.

  • January 31: Orissa police has confirmed the arrest of Bommai Narasimha Goud alias Anna Reddy, chief of the Janasakthi faction of the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) in Orissa. A native of Ankireddygudam village of Andhra Pradesh’s Nalagonda District, Reddy was arrested on January 30 from a private hospital in Orissa’a capital Bhubaneswar. He had joined CPI-ML-Janashakti in 1992 and in 2004 headed the outfit’s Orissa unit.


  • June 28: Police recovered a .30 carbine along with 32 live rounds from cadres of the Janashakti outfit at Lingala forest area in the Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh. Another .30 carbine with 12 live rounds, one 3.2 pistol with four rounds belonging to the Prathighatana outfit was recovered at Musuku Thanda in the Palakurthy mandal.

  • February 10: Six Naxalites belonging to the Janashakti dalam (squad) were arrested at Jeevakona in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh while holding a meeting. Charu Sinha, Superintendent of Police of Chittoor, informed that the Janashakti dalam was virtually wiped out from the District with the arrests.


  • September 15: Special police parties and Greyhound teams arrested a CPI (ML) Janashakti Naxalite Konda Sanjeeva Reddy in the Eluru area of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh and based on the information given by him, two more Naxalites were arrested in Mamidivalasa.

  • September 13: Two Naxalites belonging to the CPI (ML) Janashakti were killed in an exchange of fire between a 12-member Naxalite squad and a police party in the forest near Yarravaram in West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh.

  • August 31 : Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Janashakti ‘Central Committee secretary’ Kura Rajaiah alias Rajanna and four other ‘State Committee’ leaders of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were arrested from a bus stand in the Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh.


  • December 15: In an encounter at Mangapeta in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh, Suryam, a CPI (ML) Janashakti 'dalam (squad) commander', was killed.

  • November 13: In the Khammam district of AP, two cadres of the CPI (ML) Janashakti were killed in an exchange of fire with a police party at Sriramnagar Tanda in Kamepalli police station limits.  

  • August 29: Nineteen CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres, including two ‘State committee members’, E. Laxmirajam alias Sagar and Gaddam Deva Dasu, one 'district committee secretary', four 'commanders', two 'deputy commanders', one 'political organiser' and nine dalam members were arrested in two separate incidents in the Karimnagar and Warangal districts.

  • August 26: CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres abducted an employee of a contractor working at the SRSP flood flow canal for ransom from Sarvapur village in the Karimnagar district.

  • August 4: Four CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were killed in an exchange of fire with the police at Addagutta forest in the Venkatapur area of Warangal district.

  • July 10: CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres abducted two employees of a transport company in the Khammam district.

  • July 9: Two CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were shot dead while two others sustained injuries in an encounter with the police at Sarikuntapalli in the West Godavari district of AP.

  • July 7: Karimnagar district police recovered more than 50 grenades, a computer, large number of live rounds, 40 CDs, seven audio cassettes and a fund receipt book containing details of Rupees 1.34-crore collections from a CPI (ML) Janashakti hideout at Himayathnagar in the capital city of Hyderabad.

  • July 1: Riyaz Khan, the ‘state committee member’ of CPI (ML) Janashakti group, a ‘district committee member’ Srisailam alias Vijay and a woman member are killed in an exchange of fire with a special police party on the outskirts of Bandanakal village in Karimnagar district.

  • June 10: CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres killed a civilian, identified as G. Bhuma Goud, in the Kotha Yeshwada locality of Karimnagar district.

  • May 20: Fourteen CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were arrested at Vaddepally village under Daulatabad police station of Medak district in AP.

  • May 15: Two CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were killed during an encounter with the security forces near Venkatapur forest in the Warangal district.

  • May 7: The CPI-ML Janashakti ‘Jagtial area committee commander’, Ramesh, is killed in an exchange of fire with the police in the Vemulavada area of Karimnagar district.

  • April 22: A Janashakti cadre, Koppala Srinivasa Rao, is killed in an encounter with the police near Pedagarlapadu village in Guntur district.

  • April 21: Gandra Rajeswara Rao, a Telugu Desam Party leader and deputy village head of Golla Budharam village in Warangal district, is shot dead by Janashakti extremists.


  • November 7: Police in the Karimnagar district foiled the Janashakti group's martyrs memorial meeting. The outfit had earlier secured permission from the High Court for organising the meeting on the outskirts of Karimnagar town between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

  • April 30: CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres shot dead a former left-wing extremist (also called Naxalite) at village Ankisa in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.


  • November 28: Five CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were killed during an encounter with the police in the Gadchiroli district.


  • April 15: CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres blasted a telephone exchange in the Warangal district.  

  • March 30: A 'deputy commander' of the CPI (ML) Janashakti was killed at Ghanpur in the Warangal district.

  • March 23: Two CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were killed after they attacked a police patrol party at Sircilla town in the Karimnagar district.

  • February 21: Two CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres were killed on the borders of the Nizamabad, Medak and Karimnagar districts.

  • February 5: CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres abducted a former Naxalite and subsequently killed him at Thandrala in Kathalapur.


  • October 16: One CPI (ML) Janashakti cadre was killed in an encounter at Dharmajipet forests in the Rangareddy district of AP.

  • March 20: In the Guntur district of AP, police personnel killed three CPI (ML) Janashakti cadres during an encounter.







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