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Incidents and Statements involving Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC): 2015

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January 12

Rohtas District of Bihar

In a joint combing operation, Bihar Police and CRPF personnel arrested four TPC cadres identified as Jokham Singh, Singhasas Yadav, Mohammad Amaluddin and Salya, from Rohtas District and recovered a huge cache of arms.

January 14 Palamau District of Jharkhand

A self-styled 'area commander' of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee-2 and one of his close aides were arrested from Barkakhad village under Chainpur Police Station limits of Palamau District of Jharkhand.

February 17

Palamau District of Bihar

TPC cadres shot dead one of their colleagues identified as Pradip Mehta in Pipra village of Palamau District. A group of TPC cadres arrived in a village and dragged Mehta out of his house before shooting him dead near his house, SP, Mayur Patel said. A Police team went to the area and recovered the body on February 18, he said.

March 8

Palamu District of Jharkhand

Kuldip Yadav, 'area commander' of the TPC was killed by the Maoists in Palamu District of Jharkhand. The body of Yadav was found near Dobatiya More on NH 98 under Harihurganj Police Station. Kuldip was abducted by the Maoists from Koolhaiya Village on March 7, when he had gone to his maternal uncle's village. Chhaterpur DSP Sameer Tirkey confirmed the killing of the TPC 'area commander' by the Maoists. The DSP also confirmed the recovery of hand written letter by the Maoists at the spot claiming responsibility for gunning down the 'commander', saying he was shot dead to avenge the killing of 11 Naxalite cadres namely Jaiker, Praful, Prayas, Jitender, Albert, Danish, Tapos, Niraj, Ramesh, Hansraj and Baleshwar, at Lakarbandha in Chatra District on March 27-28, 2013.

March 12

Gaya District of Bihar

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Jaglal Ganju, was found dead in a locality under Kothi Police Station area of Talaiya Bazar in Gaya District of Bihar. He was an 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, said Kothi Police Station in-Charge Qayamuddin Ansari. The dead body bore marks of injuries from bullet indicating that he was shot dead, he said, adding that a pamphlet was found from the spot bearing the name of another Naxal outfit - TPC - a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, in which it was claimed that Ganju's murder was revenge for killing of a TPC cadre Kuldeep Yadav recently, he said.

March 19

Ramgarh District in Jharkhand

Eight miscreants including four cadres of TPC were arrested from Ghato area of Ramgarh District in Jharkhand. SP M Tamilvanan said the arrested TPC cadres were allegedly involved in the attack on Tata Steel's West Bokaro colliery site on the intervening night of March 16-17. Five mobile phones and two motorcycles have been seized from them, Tamilvanan said.

March 24

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Three cadres belonging to TPC including 'sub-zonal commander' Karanji alias Rakesh Kumar Chandrawansi, were arrested in Chatra District of Jharkhand. One pistol, five live cartridges, two mobile phones and two SIM cards were found in their possession.

March 25

Chatra District of Jharkhand

Three TPC cadres, including a 'sub-zonal commander' identified as Karanji alias Rakesh Kumar Chandrawansi were arrested in Chatra District of Jharkhand. One pistol, five live cartridges, two mobile phones and two SIM cards were found from their possession. TPC is a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

April 1

Panki village in Palamu District of Jharkhand

A JPC cadre was killed and two more cadres were injured in an encounter with rival TPC at Panki village in Palamu District of Jharkhand. Jharkhand Police spokesperson Anurag Gupta said Police have found the extremist's body and launched a search operation for the injured. JPC and TPC are splinter groups of the CPI-Maoist.

April 1

Aurangabad District of Bihar

LWEs abducted and killed a landless farmer, identified as Mukhtiyar Bhuyan (33) of Chalidhor village, suspecting him to be a 'police informer', in Aurangabad District of Bihar. The body was found in a field at Wakil Ganj under Madanpur Police Station. Bhuyan was allegedly warned by Maoists earlier Aurangabad SP Babu Ram said a piece of paper with 'TPC- police informer' written on it was recovered from the body.

May 19

Ramgarh and Bokaro District of Jharkhand

Acting on a tip off, the Jharkhand Police arrested six TPC cadres from Ramgarh District and another Naxal from Bokaro District. Three 315 bore bullets and four mobile phones were seized from their possession. TPC is a splinter group of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

June 6

Garhwa District in Jharkhand

A TPC 'area commander' identified as Virendra Baitha was arrested from Kitasoti village under Sadar Police Station limits of Garhwa District in Jharkhand. Police recovered a country made pistol, three cartridges, a luxury SUV, INR 41,150, a gold chain, mobile phones and a passbook with deposits worth INR 700,000 from his possession. Confirming the arrest, Garhwa SP Priyadarshi Alok said, "Virendra Baitha is a millionaire." Baitha owns many trucks and several stone crusher units operating in different parts of Garhwa District, added the SP.

July 11

Ranchi District of Jharkhand

Ranchi District Police of Jharkhand arrested three members of TPC, who were arrested at Subhash Nagar under Khalari Police Station. The Police had information that the three of them were moving somewhere to collect levy and Police raided. Gopal Ganjhu alias Nirbhayji (33), Sanesh Kumar (36), and Sankar Ganjhu (25) worked together in TPC.

July 15

Koderma District of Jharkhand

At least 20 villagers were beaten up by TPC cadres in Bendi village of Jharkhand's Koderma District for refusing to serve food.

September 23 Rohtas District of Bihar

An 'area commander' of TPC was arrested by SFs from Bihar's Rohtas District along with arms and ammunition. Rohtas SP Manavjit Singh Dhillon said Ram Dular Kharwar alias Nawaljee was caught during a combing operation by SFs from Rahel village under Nauhatta Police Station. The SFs, comprising the CRPF and Bihar Police seized a country-made rifle, six live ammunition of AK-47, 50 detonators and 13 packets of IED from him.

December 10 Ramgarh District of Jharkhand

A self-styled 'zonal commander' of TPC, identified as Prabhatji alias Babia alias Turi alias Shankar, was arrested in Ramgarh District of Jharkhand. Police said they found two 9mm pistols, 15 cartridges, 17 mobile phone sets, sim cards, fake voter ID cards and pan cards and INR 40,500 cash of INR 1,000 and 500 notes.

December 16 Palamu District of Jharkhand

A 'sub-zonal commander' of TPC, identified as Sohrai Mochi alias Harinder ji alias Birsa ji, was remanded in judicial custody on December 17, after being arrested in Palamu's Harya village under Manatu Police Station




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






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