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Incidents and Statements involving Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC): 2012-2007


February 21: The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a cadre of the TPC, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, at Baratetrai village under Nabinagar block of Aurangabad District in Bihar. The slain TPC cadre was identified as Anil Ram. Police said Ram belonged to Rambigha village under the Japla Police Station in Jharkhand.

February 20: The TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist pasted posters in Balumath area of Latehar District in Jharkhand, warning the upcoming power plants of dire consequences if they did not stop felling trees and give adequate compensation to the displaced families. The rebels pasted posters at Balumath to send a message to the displaced families to come forward for help from the organization.

February 7: About 25 suspected cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, stalled the ongoing construction work of Tahley diversion on the Garhwa-Daltonganj road and shut down a brick kiln located near the Tahley river in Garhwa District in Jharkhand. At both places, the TPC cadres assaulted the persons engaged in work. They also robbed of six cell phones from the labourers.

January 16: An armed group of CPI-Maoist, shot dead a cadre of the TPC, identified as Avdhesh Yadav (45), in Palamu District in Jharkhand. The slain TPC cadre was a resident of Jhargada village under Hussainabad subdivision of the District.


December 15: Local residents in Manika discovered Maoists posters, which threatened Abhijeet and Essar groups with dire consequences if the interest of locals was overlooked while hiring staff in Latehar District in Jharkhand. The Maoists posters were found in two places. "While one poster was noticed on a wall at Dharampur Chowk, about 200m from the town police station, another poster was found near Panchpheri Chowk, about 100m from Manika police station. However, other reports that the posters were that of TPC, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist.

September 23: A Naxal was killed and two others were injured in a gun-battle between two Naxal groups near Lopo village of Chatra District in Jharkhand, Police said. The dead Naxal was identified as Mamta Ganju, Jharkhand Police spokesperson, R.K. Mallik said. The LWE outfits involved in the gunfight were TPC, and Nag group - a splinter group of JPC.

November 11: Police arrested two TPC cadres, identified as Deepak Rajwar alias Ranjit and Dharmendra Ram, from Baluara Tola in Naur village under Nabinagar block of Aurangabad District. One 9 mm pistol, seven live cartridges and one magazine were seized from them.

October 3: A civilian, Santosh Yadav was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in Latehar District in Jharkhand suspecting him to be an 'informer' of the TPC, the Police said.

September 23: A Naxal was killed and two others were injured in a gun-battle between two Naxal groups near Lopo village of Chatra District in Jharkhand, Police said. The dead Naxal was identified as Mamta Ganju, Jharkhand Police spokesperson, R.K. Mallik said. The LWE outfits involved in the gunfight were TPC, and Nag group - a splinter group of JPC.

August 5: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist and its breakaway faction TPC exchanged fire near Pokri village in Palamau District. Blood stains found later on the spot indicated bullet injuries to both sides. However, SP Anup T. Mathew denied having heard any report of Maoist 'zonal-commander' Abhayji being killed in the turf war.

July 26: A group of TPC cadres stormed Central Coalfields Limited's (CCL's) Potanga project in Urimari in Hazaribagh District, setting ablaze machinery belonging to a private contractor before escaping amid a blaze of gunfire.

July 15: A cadre of the TPC, a break-away faction of the CPI-Maoist, was reportedly killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Etko village in Palamu District in Jharkhand. A group of Maoists dragged Guddu Khan (26) out of his house and shot him dead a little distance away allegedly for being involved with TPC. The Maoists also left a hand-written chit owning the responsibility, SP Anup T Mathew said.

July 13: The Police on a tip-off arrested Sanjay Khalko, a cadre of the TPC, the break-away faction of the CPI-Maoist from the roadside hotel at the Birhu check post in Hazaribagh District in Jharkhand. Khalko, a resident of Hadiyo village under the Simaria Police Station of Chatra District was wanted by the Katkamsandi, Hazaribagh and Simaria (Chatra) Police.

June 7: An 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Ramcharan Singh, carrying a reward of INR 50,000 on his head was shot dead by some unidentified armed assailants in Kedli forest under Burmu Police Station in Ranchi District in Jharkhand. According to reports he had an ongoing conflict with TPC regarding 'levy collection' and had escaped many attempts on his life. However, no outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the killing.

May 29: Suspected cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, set ablaze a truck, laden with tendu leaf, at Kitatsoti village in Garhwa District. According to the Police, the LWE stopped the truck and assaulted the driver before setting ablaze the vehicle.

May 22: An attempt by the TPC to extort money from two companies, engaged by the ONGC to carry out a survey on availability of gas in its two plants at Taleswar village in Barkagaon, was foiled by an IRB trooper.

May 3: Four cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Sukhdev Bhagat, Indradev Ganju, Khusihal Lohra of Harehanj village and Sanjay Oram of Chandawa village were arrested by the Police during a raid in Monger village under Sadar Police Station limits in Latehar District in Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off that the cadres of the TPC of an armed squad have assembled at Monger and Kedu village and were planning for an attack, the Police raided the place. On seeing the Police the TPC cadres fired and an encounter occurred between the Police and the TPC cadres, DIG Laxman Prasad Singh said. However, no casualties were reported. The Police recovered one rifle, one carbine, 11 live cartridges, three motorcycles, three mobiles phones and INR 500, 000 cash from their possession.

April 18: Reports indicate that a second battalion of the CRPF will keep extra vigil in the Maoist infested Jhumra area of Bokaro District in Jharkhand, while Dumka in Santhal Pargana, will get its first Paramilitary troopers. Announcing the two new battalions of the force, CRPF IG Alok Raj said reinforcement had become necessary because the troopers were not just fighting the Maoists in these places, but also splinter outfits like the PLFI, TPC and JPC. Currently, the CRPF has 13 battalions and two CoBRA units in the State. "Even six years ago, the Police did not dare to enter the Saranda forests in fear of Maoists. But in the past year, the CRPF entered the zone four times. The continued presence of Paramilitary Forces in Jhumra, which was once the training hub of Maoists, has dealt a severe blow to the Maoist outfit," Raj said. "While we have strengthened our base, the same has been done by Maoists in Chatra, Latehar, Palamu, Khunti and Dumka. So, the need to raise more battalions," he added.

April 17: The firing squad of the Maoists abducted and killed Biswajit Yadav (30) and Ajay Thakur (32) in Lawadi village in Palamu District in Jharkhand, the Police said in Medininagar. The victims were supporters of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist. Latehar SP Kuldeep Dwivedi, also in-charge of Palamu, confirmed the incident. He said that "A poster recovered from the site of the killing prima facie suggests that Maoists killed Yadav and Thakur as the duo were supporters of TPC."

April 15: The Jharkhand Government is facing serious trust deficit with investors since the killing of a Reliance executive on April 6 by the cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist. While Chief Minister Arjun Munda is busy trying to bring investment to the mineral-rich State, conglomerates already in business in Jharkhand are worried about crime and insurgency levels in the State. "We don't feel safe here anymore,'' said a senior official of a big corporate house. A source said employees of another company were considering withdrawing altogether from the State fearing further violence by Maoists. "The government needs to work hard to make Jharkhand investor-friendly,'' said Sanjay Srivastava, DGM,, Abhijeet Group. The Police are in a bind because of increasing numbers of Maoist splinter groups. At least seven rebel factions are involved in turf wars in the State with abductions of industrialists becoming increasingly common. "These groups terrorise each other if they tread into one another's territory,'' said a Senior Police Officer.

April 6: Manoj Ojha (40), General Manager (GM) of Reliance Power, was killed and seven other company officials were injured in an attack by the cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, near Hesatu village in Chatra District in Jharkhand, around 100 kilometres from Ranchi. The team from the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Company had arrived at Sidppa village in Tandwa tehsil in the District, at 10am to survey land for a project, the Police said.

January 16: Two people were shot dead by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in a janta durbar held in Latehar District in Jharkhand. According to Police, cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, forcibly picked up Hawaldar Singh and Awadesh Singh from their homes and were produced on the same night in the 'court', where they were held guilty of extorting money in the name of the outfit. Their bodies were later found in Banduwa village of the District.

January 2: A 'zonal commander' of TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Devendra Ganju, was arrested from Simeria area in Chatra District in Jharkhand. According to Police, the 'zonal commander' was wanted in more than 17 criminal cases and some incriminating documents were also recovered from him. The TPC is active in seven Districts of Jharkhand.


December 7-8: Around 20-25 armed cadres of TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, set ablaze a bus near Mathurapur under Mali Police Station in Aurangabad District in Bihar. The Maoists asked the passengers to get down the bus before setting it ablaze.

October 31: Cadres of the TPC numbering over 50 raided Bundu village in Hazaribagh District and damaged the houses of six villagers with a JCB machine in protest against the arrest of Mohammad Irfan, the zonal ‘commander’ of the outfit, from Bundu region on October 19.

October 27: An ‘area commander’ of TPC, identified as Anand Ganju, was arrested from Giddi area of Ramgarh District, around 60 kilometers from Ranchi. A pistol and live cartridges were recovered from him, Police said.

October 18: Following a tip-off, the Police conducted a search operation near the Chenpur area and arrested Girivar Chaudhary, an ‘area commander’ of JPC and his associate Vijay Chaudhary alias Rajender from Palamau after a fierce exchange of fire. However, there was no report of any casualty. Eight regular guns, two pistols, 30 bullets and heavy explosive material were recovered from the encounter site. The two were once associated with the TPC.

Two TPC cadres were arrested on from Jameri village under Keredari Police Station area of Hazaribagh District. One of them was identified as ‘sub zonal commander’ Irfan Mia. Police recovered one rifle and live cartridges from them.

September 17: Two cadres of the TPC were arrested from Nauka village in Garwah District. Police recovered four rifles and live cartridges from them.

August 4: Around 15 to 20 cadres of the TPC, a break away faction of the CPI-Maoist, shot dead Munna Gupta, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader a few kilometres from the Balumath Police Station in Latehar District of Jharkhand. He was going to Balumath from Hehegara along with four persons on two bikes. His supporters were assaulted. TPC left pamphlets accusing the BJP leader of extorting money in the name of the organisation were found on the incident site.

July 7: Four Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) were killed in a gun battle between cadres of the TPC and a newly formed extremist group headed by one Pramod Yadav in the vicinity of a forest in Rabda in the Palamu District of Jharkhand. It was also mentioned that Pramod Yadav was a former associate of TPC before setting up his own faction. "Yesterday night a gun battle took place between two rebel groups in the jungles near Rabda. Four rebels including Pramod Yadav died in the shoot out," said T Mathews, Superintendent of Police of Palamu.

June 26: Pradeep Mahto, an 'area commander' of TPC, was arrested in Salga village of Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand. He was wanted by the Police in more than 14 cases.

March 23: Sahdeo Das, a leader of the TPC, a Maoist splinter group, was arrested from Menka village under Imamganj Police station of Gaya District of Bihar. Earlier associated with the erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre, he remained an active cadre of the CPI-Maoist till 2006.

February 10: Suspected Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) cadres shot dead Paramanand Ojha, local leader of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), at Plandu village when he was returning home at Taresa village in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.


December 16: Six cadres deserted the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a splinter faction of the CPI-Maoist, to re-join the CPI- Maoist group in Jharkhand. Defying writ of local administration, Police and paramilitary forces, hundreds of CPI-Maoist cadres brandishing automatic rifles and villagers attended the ceremony deep in the forests of Manatu in Palamau District.

November 1-2: The Police arrested five Naxalites, including a 'sub-zonal commander' of the TPC, a rival group of the CPI-Maoist, at Manjariyatoli village under Dumri Police station in the Gumla District of Jharkhand in the night of November 1. A cache of arms and ammunition were also seized during the raid. One of those arrested was identified as Vishwanath Gaunjhu alias Bisheshanji, a TPC 'sub-zonal commander' of Lohardaga and a resident of Heshawar village in Latehar District. Gaunjhu was involved in as many as 10 criminal cases, including six cases lodged with the Balumath Police Station. The others were identified as armed squad members of the TPS, Mohamed Israfil Alam, Johnson Ekka, Sanjana Minz and Abhas Ekka, the Gumla SP Narendra Kumar Singh said on November 2. The SP said on getting a tip-off that the TPC members had arrived at Manjariyatoli to collect levy from someone, a Police team rushed to the village in the night of November 1 and laid a trap. All five TPC members were arrested without any encounter, the SP added. Police also recovered two .315 rifles, two country made pistols, some live cartridges, TPC letter pads, a diary containing the names of TPC members and other vital information about the outfit, mobile sets, pamphlets and other documents during the raid. Gaunjhu was involved in as many as 10 criminal cases, including six cases lodged with the Balumath Police Station, the SP said. Meanwhile, sources said that the TPC is trying to establish its network in Latehar, particularly in the Chainpur-Dumri area.

October 27: Suspected cadres of the TPC, a rival faction of the CPI-Maoist, abducted a Government official from Hazaribgah District of Jharkhand. According to Police, suspected TPC cadres abducted Nirmal Toppo, circle officer of Keredari block (administrative division) of Hazaribgah District, when he had gone to inspect development work in a rural area. "Keradari block circle officer Nirmal Toppo was returning to Hazaribagh after his office hours when a group of armed men stopped his vehicle between Keradari and Barkakana and abducted him and his driver. The driver was later freed," said Superintendent of Police Pankaj Kamboj.

October 23: Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and killed two former cadres of a rival outfit, TPC, at Chando village of Palamau District of Jharkhand. Sources said that about 20 suspected Maoists abducted Pappu Singh and Mohammad Ansari from their houses and shot them on the outskirts of the village. The bodies were recovered this morning, Police said, adding a note left by the killers accused the duo of working as Police informers. Refuting the allegations, Police said Singh and Ansari were earlier cadres of another Naxal outfit, the TPC. The CPI-Maoist is engaged with a turf war with the TPC.

October 18: A self styled ‘sub-zonal commander' of the JPC, identified as Pradeep Ganju, was killed in a two-hour long clash with the rival group TPC in Latehar District of Jharkhand. The Latehar SP, Kuldeep Diwedi, said Police received information about a clash between the two groups in the forests of Bodha Viharjanga under Chandwa Police Station. "Forces were rushed to the spot early in the morning. The police recovered a body from the encounter site which the villagers identified as that of Pradeep Ganju. Empty cartridges were also recovered from the spot," Diwedi said. Two JPC extremists were also hurt in the incident. "We have launched an intensive combing operation in the area and efforts are being made to arrest the members of the two groups," Diwedi added. The two groups possibly clashed to claim supremacy in the area for collecting levy and extorting businessmen and contractors, he added. Ganju, who headed a squad of around 20 armed cadres, was active in the bordering areas of Latehar and Lohardaga Districts. He was wanted in about 20 cases related to extortion, kidnapping and murder under different Police Stations of the two Districts.

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 of Jharkhand. The arrested were identified by Ram Kumar Ganju, Binay Munda and Rajesh Munda. The slain extremists, however, were not identified.

September 3: Seven Naxalites were arrested after the Police overpowered them following an encounter at Matoli village in the Garwah District of Jharkhand, Police said. "During the two-hour gun-battle with the Naxalites of the TPC, 200 rounds were fired from both sides. There was no casualty on either side," said Superintendent of Police (SP) Saket Kumar Singh. Getting a tip-off that a group of TPC activists had congregated near the village, the Police team rushed to the spot around 4pm (IST), triggering the exchange of firing. 11 guns were recovered from their possession, the SP said. The TPC, a breakaway group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), has been engaged in extortion and loot in the area, the SP said.

June 11: One TPC cadre was killed in a gun battle with Security Forces near Semra village in Palamau District of Jharkhand in the morning. Around seven TPC cadres were present when Police raided the village. However, the rest managed to escape. Police seized one revolver and left-wing extremist literature, among other things, from the slain TPC cadre.

May 14: Three railway officials, abducted by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist on May 12, were rescued after an intensive combing operation in the forests of Amjharia in the Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand, 140 km from Ranchi. "Station Master Lalit Prasad, Deputy Station Master Sushil Kumar Tete and Assistant Station Master Anil Kumar of Hendigir railway station of the East-Central Railways have been rescued unharmed," Superintendent of Police (SP) Pankaj Kamboj told journalists. During the combing operation, the kidnappers saw the police approaching and started firing. After retaliatory action, all of them fled leaving the officials behind, he said. The abductors, who claimed to be Maoists, could belong to either the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee (JPC) or TPC, breakaway groups of the CPI-Maoist, the SP said. Three rifles, two country-made revolvers, six live cartridges, four cell phones and explosive materials were recovered from the spot.

March 3: The dead body of a person, identified as Nayeem Ansari, was found at a roadside near Pundra village in Chatra District of Jharkhand after he was abducted along with his brother Mohammad Ansari by the TPC cadres while they were returning home in the night of March 2.

March 17: More than 20 members of the TPC raided Lawagarh village in the Latehar District of Jharkhand and abducted six people who are relatives of two commanders of the CPI-Maoist. The abducted villagers are relatives of Chotu, a ‘sub-zonal commander’ and Abhishek, an ‘area commander’ of CPI-Maoist. TPC members also set ablaze four houses and one tractor of the villagers, alleging that they were CPI-Maoist supporters. The abducted villagers are said to have been taken to the nearby jungles. According to Police, the incident is a consequence of the rivalry between the two groups.


December 5: The Patna Police seized a big cache of ammunition of various calibre and arrested five persons engaged in clandestine supply of these to Naxalites. Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar said that the Police intercepted three vehicles at the Zero Mile near Mahatma Gandhi bridge over the Ganga and seized 500 cartridges of .315 calibre rifles, 400 of .32 pistols and 11 rounds of 12 bore shotgun, besides one 9 mm pistol with an additional magazine. The inter-State gang was involved in supplying weapons and ammunition to various Naxalite outfits, including CPI-Maoist, and Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC).

November 21: CPI-Maoist area commander, Tarkeshwar Kanhar, was arrested by the police during a search operation at his residence in Ghodbanda village of Hussainabad in the Palamu district of Jharkhand. According to the district Superintendent of Police Dipak Kumar Verma, the arrested commander was one of the founder members of the erstwhile PWG. At present, he was operating at Hussainabad division in Navinagar and Tandwa of Bihar. Verma also added that he was involved in eight different cases such as fixing a cane bomb in Alarpur village on Hussainabad Japla main road when Irrigation Minister Kamlesh Singh visited Hussainabad on May 27, 2007, blowing up bazar samiti building in Mahudand village on November 19, 2007, setting ablaze Ramlakhan Yadav`s house in Vishwasiya village on January 1, 2008, murder of Dhura Paswan who was supporter of Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) on June 16, 2008.

November 15: TPC cadres killed two suspected extremists belonging to the CPI-Maoist near the Misan roundabout under Balumath police station of Latehar district of Jharkhand. The TPC cadres left a pamphlet claiming the responsibility for the killing.

November 9: Cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a supporter of TPC in Palamu district of Jharkhand. Maoists dragged out Srijan Chauhan from his house at Garediadih village, took him to a nearby place before shooting him dead, police said.

November 2: TPC pasted posters asking the truck owners not to load and ferry bauxite from Pakhar hills in the Lohardagga district of Jharkhand. "Any trucker found ferrying bauxite will be punished," the posters said. A senior police official said, "The poster does not mention the reason. It seems that Maoist rebels are not getting levy from bauxite mining areas. We will provide full security to trucks and there will be no impact of posters on truck movement in the area." He said similar threats have been issued by left-wing extremists in the past. TPC is a breakaway group of the CPI-Maoist.

October 17: A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in a gunfight between the outfit and cadres of its breakaway group, the TPC near Baruda village in the Chatra district.

October 10: A TPC commander was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Kundu village in the Chatra district. The Maoists struck around 3am when a cultural event was in progress at the village, a kilometre away from the Kundu police station. The TPC activist, identified as Nilesh alias Kariman Ganju, was watching the event when about 50 suspected Maoists stormed the venue and shot him dead.

September 10: A left-wing extremist belonging to the TPC, identified as Rabindranath Dasgupta was arrested from Changrabandha in Mekhliganj of Cooch Behar district of West Bengal. A country-made pistol, seven rounds of ammunition and fake notes with face value of INR 3,000 were recovered from the arrested extremist. Cooch Behar district Superintendent of Police Devendra Prakash Singh said, "Dasgupta is a high-ranking Maoist leader and we are interrogating him." The Sub-divisional judicial magistrate of Mekhliganj subsequently remanded him in police custody for 10 days.

June 19: Police recovered the dead body of Bigan Mahto, a hardcore extremist belonging to the TPC, who was suspected to have been killed by CPI-Maoist cadres near a school at Dumaria under Dumaria police station of the Gaya district.

April 3: Six cadres of the TPC, including ‘area commander’ Surendra Ganju, were arrested in the Ramgarh district. A special police team led by Superintendent of Police Amol Homkar, intercepted a car carrying the extremists near Topa area. Two locally-made revolvers, cartridges, two knives and an unspecified number of cellular phones were recovered from their possession.

January 10: The TPC cadres, reportedly shot dead a civilian, identified as Revalal Yadav in the Latehar district. Police recovered the dead body from the Balumathon-Murpa road.

January 9: TPC cadres attacked Bairiya village under Mali police station of Aurangabad district of Bihar in the night and set the house of Satyendra Singh ablaze. Dozens of TPC cadres surrounded the village and searched for Satyendra Singh. Not finding him, they asked the members of his house to come out before setting it ablaze. They also set ablaze paddy crops stored in his field. Sources said that the Satyendra Singh a former PWG cadre had joined the CPI-Maoist.


November 19: CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an office of the Jharkhand Agriculture Marketing Board in the Hussainabad block of Palamu district while enforcing a 48-hour shutdown to protest the violence in West Bengal's Nandigram region. After bombing the building in Hussainabad, Maoists left pamphlets claiming responsibility for the blast, said a police official. However, the shutdown evoked a mixed response in the State. While there was no impact on life in the urban areas, rural areas were affected. Long distance buses did not ply and although no train was cancelled, railway stations wore a deserted look. Mining activities were also affected. 'No untoward incidents, except the blowing up of a marketing board building, have been reported in the state. This time Maoists have not damaged railway properties,' said Gauri Shankar Rath, Additional Director General of Police.

November 18: The CPI-Maoist cadres, abducted and shot dead one Mumtaz near an embankment situated 18 kilometers from Panki police station in the Palamu district. The Maoists accused him of being a sympathiser of their splinter group TPC, said police.

Maoists engaged the police in a fierce encounter in the Saranda forests near Chaibasa in the West Singhbhum district.

November 8: The TPC, abducted a doctor couple, identified as Amar and Pratima, near Kuru block of the Lohardagga district. Subsequently, the TPC cadres released the duo after six hours in captivity. "An intensive police combing operation forced the Maoist rebels to release the abducted doctors. The doctors are safe and they have been taken to the Lohardagga district headquarters," said G.S. Rath, the Additional Director General of Police

October 21: Cadres of the TPC, shot dead a local Congress party leader Ram Narayan Yadav at Mangalpu in the Palamu district. The dead body was recovered a day later.

October 14: A TPC zonal commander, identified as Pramod alias Kanna was arrested following a police raid on his hideout in the Paki jungle in Palamu, 190 kilometres from Ranchi. The police seized a pistol and Maoist literature from him.

September 12: TPC cadres abducted four supporters of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Amit Jaiswal, S Sao, Raj Kishore Pareiha and Mahesh Ram on, and killed them a day later in Barwadih village of Latehar district. The bodies were reportedly recovered from Balumath area on September 14.

JLT cadres killed three supporters of the TPC in Bano forest area of Simdega district. Police official described the incidents as power struggles within various left-wings extremists groups to strengthen their holds in the

September 9: A civilian, Arun Vishwakarma, was shot dead by the Naxalites in the Rajwadeen village of Palamu district. Another civilian, identified as Gopal Mahto was also shot dead by the Naxalites in Jamuney village in the same area. A hand-written note left near Gopal's body suggested that the killings were carried out by the TPC as it had a warning message for Beerbal and Karim, two top commanders of the CPI Maoist.

May 30: The TPC cadres reportedly killed two JLT sympathizers in the Latehar district in revenge of the killing of four of its supporters by the JLT a day earlier.

May 29: JLT Cadres shot dead four supporters of the TPC, identified as Arjun Ganjhu alias Tasala Ganjhu, Jahru Ganjhu, Sukhan Ganjhu and Paras Ganjhu, at Barwa Toli near Salechnawa village under Balumath police station area in the Latehar district. The incident occurred when the slain TPC supporters confessed to their involvement in the killing of Mukesh Yadav, brother of JLT ‘area commander’ Vinod Yadav, in a Jan Adalat (People’s court) organized by some 20 armed cadres of the JLT.

May 28: CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and subsequently killed four members of the TPC, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, with sharp edged weapons in the Latehar district. Jharkhand Director General of Police, J. B. Mahapatra, said, "The killing is outcome of fight for collection of levy from the coal traders. Earlier members of CPI-Maoist were abducted by the TPC over fight for levy collection. And the killing is outcome of retaliation of CPI-Maoist".

Source: Figures are compiled from news reports and are provisional.






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