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January 2

Three top CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and another got injured in an encounter with STF personnel assisted by CoBRA near Matiyaon village under Chutia Police Station in Rohtas District.

January 5

A CPI-Maoist cadre, suspected to have been involved in a massacre in 2010, was arrested from Kathaura village in Munger District. SP P Kannan said Sanjay Yadav was arrested during an anti-Maoist operation in the village under Dharhara Police Station. Yadav was believed to be having been involved in a massacre of five tribals at Karaili in the District in 2010, he added.

January 6

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during search operations in Gaya District. Acting on a tip-off, a Police team assisted by the STF of Bihar Police raided three places in the District and arrested the Maoists and recovered five drums (500 quintals) explosives, besides three country-made pistols and cash worth INR 475, 000 from their possession, City SP Satyavir Singh said. The Police started combing operation in the area and raids were being conducted in some areas of the adjoining areas in Jehanabad District, Singh added.

January 7

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including two women, were arrested from Sheohar District. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided Sultanpur village and arrested the four Maoists, SP Natasha Guria said. The Police recovered two country-made pistols and eleven live cartridges from them, the SP said. Those arrested were involved in several Maoist operations in the District during the past four years, the SP said.

Shyam Nandan Sharma alias Lota Singh, a 'zonal secretary' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested in Begusarai District. SP Chhatranil Singh said acting on a tip-off, the Police raided a place and arrested Sharma, near Bagha rail outpost. The Police recovered some explosives and a landmine along with a mobile phone from him.

A top Maoist, identified as Kashi Chaudhary, was arrested from Suarwa Manava village in Rohtas District, Superintendent of Police, Manu Maharaj said. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided the area and arrested Kashi, SP Maharaj said. Chaudhary was wanted in connection with several Maoist operations, he said. The Police recovered a stolen Police rifle and 40 cartridges from him.

January 9

Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the camp office of a road construction firm and set ablaze four vehicles on national highway no.77 in Sitamarhi District. DSP Alok Kumar said, the Maoists after the operation pasted a pamphlet asking the private firm to stop construction of the road. A combing operation was launched in the area to arrest the Maoists.

January 10

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted three labourers of a private construction company after setting ablaze five earthmoving machines at two places in Sitamarhi District.

Another group of Maoists attacked the camp office of the same company at Kataujha under Runnisaidpur Police Station. The Maoists assaulted the company's driver, Sitaram, and set ablaze a JCB machine. They threatened the proprietor of the firm with dire consequences if he did not fulfil their extortion demand.

January 11

The Police officers gathered at the hilly range under the Maoist-hit Tilauthu Police Station area in Rohtas District to hold a first-of-its-kind review meeting to check the Maoist menace. SHOs, Inspectors and Deputy DSPs had assembled to chalk out strategies to curb Maoist activities in the District.

January 13

An alert has been sounded in Sonepur Railway Division of ECR in the wake of intelligence reports, that the CPI-Maoist might target railway stations on Republic Day.

January 17

Around 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up one mobile tower in Sanda village under the Kutumba Police Station in Aurangabad District. The Maoists also assaulted Radhe Singh, the guard, before leaving the spot.

January 18

The Police official said a Maoist identified as Dinesh Pandit was arrested from Chiraiya village in Sheohar District. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided and arrested Pandit and recovered a semi-automatic pistol from him. SP, Natasha Guriya said the Maoist was suspected to be involved in several criminal activities in Sheohar and Sitamarhi Districts.

The Maoists have put a village headman under house arrest and locked up another's residence in the Gaya District amid a bandh call in protest against the killing of Maoist leader Sushil alias Naresh Bhuian by Police in Rohtas District on December 27.

January 20

Six Maoists were arrested from two villages under Minapur Police Station in Muzaffarpur District after a group of 15 Maoists tried to kill a Police informant in Belahi-Lachchi village.

January 21

The Bihar Police neutralised six CPI-Maoist bunkers and recovered about one quintal of explosives and detonators at Harpetta village under the Nauhatta Police Station during a combing operation code named 'Operation Vishwas' in Kaimur Hills in Rohtas District.

The Police arrested five criminals including a Maoist 'area commander' identified as Chandan Kumar at Ramlakh village under the Natawar Police Station, in the District.

Arms licence was issued to 61 tribal people for self defence against Maoists in Rohtas District.

Spiritual leader Sri Ravishankar appealed to the Maoists to renounce violence and join the mainstream for their own well being and that of the society.

January 24

A Police official was injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Maigara village in Gaya District. Dinesh Mahto, the SHO of Roshanganj Police Station, while heading an operation against the CPI-Maoist received a bullet injury in his thigh. Earlier, the CoBRA battalion, the STF and the local Police received a tip off about the movement of about 200 Maoists in the area and launched the operation.

January 25

The SFs neutralised a bunker and recovered a cache explosives and other materials from a CPI-Maoist hide-out after an encounter in Sugarmanwa forest in Rohtas District. Acting on information, SFs launched a combing operation against a group of armed Maoists hiding in Sugarmanwa forest where a brief encounter took place, the SP Manu Maharaj said. After forcing the Maoists to retreat, the SFs neutralised a bunker and recovered a cache of cane bombs, detonators, Maoists literature and Police dresses from the forest.

January 29

Three CPI-Maoist cadres wanted in connection with several incidents of Maoist violence and criminal cases were arrested from Rohtas, Sheohar and Munger Districts. Maoists 'area commander', identified as Arvind Ram alias Kaushalji was arrested by the Police from Chutia village in Rohtas District, SP Manu Maharaj said. Ram, a native of Navadih village, was said to be the 'area commander' of Tilouthu-Nauhatta region of the Maoist-infested District, Maharaj said.

Maoist 'area commander' Sunil Raut was arrested from Bashi Jagdishpur village in Sheohar District, SP Natash Gudia said, adding a country-made pistol and two live ammunitions were recovered from his possession. Raut was wanted in connection with several cases of Maoist violence in Sheohar, East Champaran and Sitamarhi District, SP Natash Gudia added.

Maoist cadre Anil Manjhi was arrested from Bhangalwa village in Munger District, DSP, Jamalpur, Ranjan Kumar said. Manjhi was wanted in connection with several cases of Maoist violence including, the DSP said.

February 4

The Rohtas Police arrested a Maoist cadre, identified as Babulal Yadav, belonging to Babhantalao village under Nauhatta Police Station area, and recovered three can bombs meant for ambushing Police vehicles from him in Taradih village of the Kaimur Hills in Rohtas District.

The Police detected and seized standing opium crops on a 10-acre plot in Hasadi village under the Nauhatta Police Station area in the Kaimur Hills in the District during a combing operation.

February 5

The beheaded body of a villager, identified as Mohammad Jabbar (45), who was abducted by the CPI-Maoist cadres a week ago, was recovered from Garhi More in Jamui District. On January 30, the villager had been abducted and two others killed by armed Maoists at Milantaand village in the District.

The STF arrested Dhudhnath Yadav alias Birin, a 'sub-zonal commander' of the Barabar Committee of the CPI-Maoist, near Shahpur under Shahpur Police Station in Patna District.

February 6

A joint team of Bihar Police and CRPF raided a CPI-Maoist training camp in Bheem Bandh forest in Jamui District and neutralised two bunkers. Several Maoist literature and some daily use items were seized during the operation, the Police said adding the Maoists, however, managed to escape.

February 7

The Police arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres, involved in the abduction of a businessman Vijay Nayak, when he was returning from Konch area on February 01, in Gaya District. The arrested Maoists are identified as Raja Yadav, Taniklal Yadav, Budhan Yadav and Katlu Sav who are involved in Maoist related activities like weapon loot and abductions.

February 7-8

In a massive joint combing operation in Jamui Hills area, the CRPF, STF and DAP personnel neutralised three CPI-Maoist bunkers, recovered nearly two tonnes of explosives and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from Narkol village and adjoining areas under Barhat Police Station in Jamui District. DIG, CRPF, Umesh Kumar said though Maoist had left the area after coming to know of Police advancing towards their hideout, 13 rifles, 500 detonators, hundreds of Improvised Explosive Devices, 13 magazines of INSAS rifles, ladies garments, 700 woollen blankets, over 100 plastic sheets used for making makeshift homes, a large number of condoms, Sintex water tank, sewing machine, beer bottles, utensils and ration were recovered by the Force.

February 9

Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided Khejuri village and arrested Satyendra Das alias Vidhyak, a self-styled 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist in Gaya District. Vidhyak was wanted in the 2005 Jehanabad jail break, and in connection with several Maoist operations carried out in Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Gaya Districts.

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. The slain TPC cadre was identified as Anil Ram. Police said Ram belonged to Rambigha village under the Japla Police Station in Jharkhand.

February 24

The UMHA has approved construction of 85 anti-Naxalite Police Stations in Bihar. Bihar had sought 100 Police Stations under the scheme in which UMHA had approved construction of 400 fortified Police Stations in nine Maoist-affected states.

February 25

A CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Bangalwa village in Munger District. Acting on a tip-off Police raided the village and arrested Saheb Manjhi. He was allegedly involved in the killing of six tribals at Kareli village in Munger District in 2010.

February 28

About 40 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the office of a private road construction company and set ablaze a JCB and a hot mixing plant for not complying with their extortion demand at Bakhra in Muzaffarpur District. The Maoists also assaulted company employees when they tried to put up a resistance, Police said adding that they also snatched two mobile phones from the labourers.

March 2

In a suspected CPI-Maoist attack, two Government officials were killed while another was seriously injured, in Sitamarhi District, Police sources said. The victims were identified as officials from the Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation. Project manager G.B. Singh and engineer Vikas Mishra died on the spot while site in-charge Ramadeen Pandey, was injured.

March 4

23 CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Police with arms and ammunitions in Bihar's Muzaffarpur District in the presence of a large number of local people. The Maoists handed over 14 rifles, six country-made pistols and 100 rounds of ammunition to the Police.

March 10

A joint combing operation, codenamed 'Sarvanash', begun on March 7 by CRPF, Jamui and Banka Police against CPI-Maoists in the border area of the two Districts ended with the arrest of Babulal Yadav, a Maoist and the prime accused in the killing of Prayag Yadav, a former head of Chilkari Panchayat in Banka in March 2010.

March 11

Ravi Kumar (22), an engineering student from Ranchi was injured by a stray bullet when alleged CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire at Habbipur village under Rajpur Police Station in Rohtas District. Rajesh Sharma, an active member of the now disbanded MCC, had land dispute with a fellow villager, Lalan Singh which was intervened by Rajpur block pramukh Rajendra Singh. About six members of an armed squad of the Maoists attacked the relatives of Rajendra Singh while they were on their way to the local market where Ravi, who had gone to the market to buy vegetables, was hit by a stray bullet which was fired by the Maoists. Police seized 15 cartridges of .315 bore and an empty cartridge during a search at Rajesh's house.

The Police arrested Amarnath Sahni, a CPI-Maoist cadre from a private nursing home in Tajpur area in Samastipur District. Sahni, a native of Vaishali District, was wanted in several incidents of Maoist insurgency in the District, SP Varun Kumar Sinha said.

March 13

The CRPF and the Bihar Police personnel seized a haul of arms and ammunition from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Kumbhi forest of Gaya District. The recovery included three country-made bombs, four drum-bombs, 17 cartridges and a haul of explosives, SSP, Vinay Kumar, said.

March 18

Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze three JCB machines of a private construction firm at Bahadurpur village under Rafiganj Police Station in Aurangabad District.

March 21

Cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered a blast at a railway track and set afire two mobile phone towers and a tractor in Jamui District, Police said. A group of heavily armed Maoists triggered a blast at the railway track near Narganju rail station, disrupting train services. In Sanowar area, the Maoists set ablaze two mobile phone towers and a tractor.

March 22

Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a dynamite blast to blow up the Khaira Block office, and later set on fire the official files in Jamui District.

The Maoists set ablaze 12 sand-laden trucks at Gidheshwar Ghat under the Khaira Police Station area in the District, during their two-day East Bihar and Jharkhand bandh agitation to protest the arrest of their five leaders from various places in Bihar and Jharkhand, Police sources said. No casualties were reported in these incidents, the sources added.

March 25

A group of heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze two JCB machines of a road construction company at Kutidih in Aurangabad District. The refusal of the company to pay money to the Maoists was stated to be the motive for the attack, the Police said.

March 26

The Bihar Police busted a hideout of CPI-Maoist leader Dev Kumar Singh alias Arvind in Aurangabad District and arrested five Maoists and recovered arms and ammunition. The arrested Maoists were in charge of procuring arms and ammunition for the Maoists in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Police claimed.

Two Maoists, identified as identified as Rakesh alias Manoj alias Akhilesh Singh and Udit Kumar Singh alias Tulsi alias Toofan, were arrested from a building near Town School in Gandhi Nagar area under Town Police Station in the District, with a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

The SFs arrested two LWEs from Lutuwa village in Gaya District. The SFs also recovered 17 wireless handsets, two walkie talkies, 12 chargers, three mobile SIM cards, 100 Police caps, 12 whistles, 12 belts and 22 mobile set adapters from them.

March 30

Around 20 cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the Lutwa village under Imamganj Police Station in Gaya District and killed Ajay Yadav, a Public Distribution System dealer.

April 1

A top cadre of the CPI-Maoist identified as Dinesh Yadav was arrested from Belduria village of Rohtas District.

April 2

A CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Arjun Chandravanshi was arrested from a hideout in Bishunpur village in Nauhatta in Rohtas District. Chandravanshi was wanted in about 18 cases, including a landmine blast near Dabua crossing in 2002 in which several Policemen were killed.

April 3

A top CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Mohan Rai was arrested from Khatwari village under Khaira Police Station area in Jamui District. Wires used for landmine explosion, INR 25,000 in cash and several other incriminating articles were recovered from his possession.

April 4

The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted a forest guard and three others from Amjhari village under Sono Police Station in Jamui District. The incident came to light on April 6 when the Maoists called up the forest guard Naresh Singh's son for ransom of INR one million.

April 7

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, including Bihari Sao, a 'self-styled commander' were arrested during a search operation following a tip-off from a forested area in Gaya District. Three country-made pistol and five live cartridges were recovered from their possession.

April 10

Four persons including Naresh Singh, a forest guard who were abducted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres from near Batia forest under Sono Police Station on April 4, have been released. Singh and the labourers - Abul Ansari, Chotu Ansari and Mumtaz Ansari - were released in Chhabadi forest in Jamui District in the wee hours of the day.

April 12

In a joint operation, the CRPF and local Police, arrested a top cadre of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Naresh Paswan, with arms and ammunition from near Jhanda chowk in East Champaran District.

April 15

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze five vehicles of a private road construction company at Dumri Buzurg village under Nayagaon Police Station in Saran District.

April 19

The Saran District Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Vijay Ram and Dhaneshwar Manjhi, from Dariyapur village in connection with setting ablaze of five vehicles including four dumpers of a private construction firm, Madukan Construction Private Limited, at Dumri Buzurg village under Nayagaon Police Station in the District in the night of April 13. According to Police sources in Chapra, a pistol and 18 live cartridges were recovered from them.

April 22

Around 25 armed CPI-Maoist cadres raided a brick kiln and assaulted the labourers and set ablaze three tractors at a brick kiln at Sahajadpur village in Vaishali District.

The Bihar Government will install satellite phones at 85 places in Maoist and flood-affected Districts for better communication in times of emergency. An official of BSNL said satellite phones will be installed soon after equipment arrives in Patna.

April 23

Ten French tourists, detained in Nawada District for violating visa rules, were deported from Bihar. The Police suspected the tourists had been working for a Maoist-sympathiser voluntary group, claiming to be working for rights of the landless people.

April 29

SFs recovered six can bombs from Kanani forest in Kharagpur Police Station area of Munger District. The SFs also detained three persons on suspicion of being CPI-Maoist cadres.

Acting on a tip off, a Police team from adjoining Purnia District raided a hideout and arrested Mahesh Yadav, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander' in Katihar District.

Six SPs in the State are facing Maoist threat. While two SPs have been threatened for not attending the Maoists' (Kangaroo) courts, the other four are on the hit list for launching operation against the CPI-Maoist.

April 30

Twenty-seven suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested during a joint combing operation by the STF of Bihar Police and CRPF personnel besides DAP personnel at Bhim Bandh forest in Munger District.

May 3

The Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sudarshan Bhuian alias Gupta, during a combing operation in Karbandaria forests in Rohtas District. Gupta was wanted in several cases including the firing on Policemen in Taradih village during 2010 assembly polls and attack on the BSF camp in Dansha village in 2009.

May 5

The SFs arrested Chhabila Sahni alias Mushar Sahni, an 'area commander' of the CPI -Maoist, from a hideout under Mufassil Police Station area in East Champaran District.

May 6

A Maoist, identified as Nathuni Sah, was arrested by the SFs from Sishani village in East Champaran District. Acting on a tip off, the Police and the CRPF in a joint operation arrested Sah along with a sophisticated pistol and nine rounds of ammunition. Sah was wanted in connection with 11 cases of bank loot, murder, dacoity and Maoist-related violence in East Champaran and neighbouring Sitamarhi Districts.

May 7

A 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from Golpatthar in Gaya District. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided a hide out and arrested Amrit alias Ajay and seized a country-made pistol from his possession. Ajay was wanted in over 36 cases of Maoist violence in Bihar and Jharkhand.

A Maoist, identified as Inderadeo Prasad, was arrested by the Police from Ujhilpur village in Rajepur Police Station in East Champaran District. Inderadeo was wanted in connection with several murder cases in the District.

May 9

The Police recovered one kg RDX, 45 grenades, two rifles and two can bombs from a CPI-Maoist hideout in a forest area near Bagadhsawa village under the Belhar Police Station in Banka District.

May 11

Twenty-five CPI-Maoist cadres, including an 'area commander', surrendered before the Police in Munger District. The cadres gave up themselves before the Commissioner of Munger SM Raju among other officials.

May 18

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre and seized a pistol from him from Srirampur village in Saran District. Acting on a tip off, the Police arrested the Maoist when he was going to deliver a letter demanding levy of INR 800,000, Deputy Superintendent of Police Dilnawaz Ahmed said. Besides a pistol, Maoist literature were seized from the Maoist who is wanted in four cases in Muzaffarpur, Saran and East Champaran Districts.

May 21

Five suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested from Turkwalia village in Rohtas District, Police said. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided the village and captured the associates of Rajesh Sharma alias Toofanji, superintendent of police Manu Maharaj said. Two country-made pistols, five cartridges and three mobile phones were seized from them, he said.

May 26

Seven can bombs and a cylinder bomb were seized by the Police from Bakhshudi hill during an anti-Maoist operation in Gaya District. A day earlier, Police had recovered 56 detonators and two regular pistols from the place, they said.

An 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Sunil Sonar, was arrested from Bhadoa village under Rajiganj Police Station in Aurangabad District. His aide Madan Barahi was also taken into the custody. One country made carbine and 29 live cartridges were seized from them.

The CPI-Maoist cadres demanded INR five million from the manager of the rail factory project Sanjay Kumar Singh under Dariyapur Police Station in Saran District. According to DIG of Police (Saran range) Alok Kumar said the project manager had lodged a complaint with Dariyapur Police Station in this regard. Singh claimed to have received two letters from the outfit on May 7 and a telephone call on May 23 threatening to kill him if he did not pay the money.

May 28

A CPI-Maoist 'sub-zonal commander', identified as Tej Bahadur alias Tejwa, surrendered with arms to Police at Sasaram in Rohtas District. Tejwa operated in Sone-Ganga and Vindhyachal area. He also surrendered one INSAS rifle, 124 cartridges and nine magazines.

May 29

A TPC cadre, identified as Ram Pravesh Yadav alias Vikas Yadav, was arrested in Gaya District.

June 2

Two persons were killed by armed CPI-Maoist at Basudeopur village of Haveli Kharagpur sub-division headquarters of Munger District. The Maoists stormed the village and slit the throat of Bajrangi Paswan (43) and Madan Das (45). The Maoists claimed in some pamphlets found near the bodies that the duos were punished for pocketing levy meant for the organisation. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) suspect the team of Maoist 'area commander' Birbal of killing the duo to settle some old scores over collection of levy.

June 3

Police arrested Ram Pravesh Yadav alias Radheshayam, a Maoist leader and Prabha Devi, wife of the CPI-Maoist central committee member Arvind and seized an amount of INR 127, 000 from them from near the railway station in Jehanabad District. A pen drive, five mobile phones and designs of bomb manufacturing were also seized from their possession, Superintendent of Police Harpreet Kaur said. Yadav was wanted in the three cases of naxal activities, including the 2005 Jehanabad jail break case.

The Maoists had abducted two persons, residents of Bokhra and Madhuban villages, suspecting them to be Police informants from Munger District.

June 4

Three abducted villagers were killed by Maoists at Rampur village under Haveli-Kharagpur subdivision of Munger District in the night. Sources said a group of armed Maoists had abducted five villagers near Basudeopur village on June 2 and soon after, killed two of them by slitting their throats on the same day.

SFs destroyed a Maoist bunker at Bajarmarwa village located on Kaimur hills in Rohtas District and seized a haul of arms and explosives. The seizure includes 25 detonators, one quintal explosive, a pistol, five uniforms, besides Maoist literature. Some applications by villagers to the Maoists to be taken up at their kangaroo courts were also recovered, the SP added.

June 6

The Police arrested Madan Ji alias Dinesh alias Sonu, a CPI-Maoist 'sub zonal commander' from the Jogia village in Aurangabad District. Madan, a resident of the village Kulaya, has 16 Maoist related cases and was involved in Bihar Police Station attack and murder of a military soldier, Superintendent of Police Sidharth Mohan said.

June 9

The STF troopers arrested Birbal Murmu, a 'sub-zonal commander' of Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee (BJSAC), of the CPI-Maoist, in Munger District of Bihar. Birbal was carrying an award of INR 50,000 on his head as he was wanted in 20 cases of crime, including the killing of six persons in Dharhara in Munger District about five-six months back. Birbal used to operate in Banka, Munger and Jamui Districts, and was in the decision-making body of the outfit.

June 10

A CRPF trooper of the 159th battalion and two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed and nine SF personnel were injured in an encounter between the SFs and armed Maoists in Balthar forests in Gaya District.

The Police arrested three Maoists and a dacoit and seized arms and ammunition from them in Muzaffarpur and Sheohar Districts.

CRPF trooper Shachindra Sharma died in the landmine blast while another died due to heart attack during an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres in Chakarbandha forest under the Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District. Six CRPF troopers also received injuries. All of them were out of danger. The Policemen recovered the body of the two Maoists and overpowered an injured Maoist. The two killed Maoists have been identified as Kailu Manjhi and Phoolchand Manjhi, both residents of the area.

June 11

Maoists blew up one mobile phone tower and set another ablaze of a private company in Aurangabad District. The Maoists blew up the mobile tower at Jaihind Tandua village and set ablaze one more at Jantua village during the Bihar bandh (total shutdown strike) called to protest the death of Madan Yadav, a Maoist, in Police custody, Superintendent of Police SM Jain said.

June 12

The Security Forces seized 20 kilograms gelatin sticks from a CPI-Maoist bunker in Bhimbandh forest in Munger District. CRPF, CoBRA and District Police carried out a combing operation in the forests and seized the explosives from Kanani area. The Maoists, however, escaped ahead of the search.

June 13

Two Maoists were arrested in Gaya District. One of the Maoists, Krisha Vallahbh alias Amaresh Kumar alias Chunnuji, an 'area commander' of Vazirganj area, was arrested from Maher village in the night. A 'sub-zonal commander' Surendra Ram alias Maheshji alias Avadhji was arrested from Pali village. Ram was wanted in connection with several cases of Maoist violence, including killing of six Policemen at Paraiya Police Station in 2003.

June 14

The CPI-Maoist organized a kangaroo court in an unspecified location in. The Maoists along with a group of locals brought two 'arrested' men and presented them for 'trial' at the kangaroo court. In a rare 'judgment', the Maoists pardoned the two men for becoming Police informers, however, threatening them with dire consequences if the mistake was repeated again.

Separately, Maoist cadre Sanjay Sav surrendered to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 159th battalion on June 14, SP Baburam said.

June 17

The Sitamarhi District administration prevailed upon Union Rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh and persuaded him not to go to Maoist-affected Giddha gram panchayat under Runnisaidpur block, 35km from the District headquarters, fearing landmine attack. The minister wanted to visit the village for verification of rural development work there.

Ramesh expressed concern over the shortage of Police force and the low number of Police Stations in Bihar. In Sitamarhi, he said, for the 3.5 million people across 17 blocks, there are only 18 Police Stations, which are also ill-equipped. "This number should be doubled," he said, adding that "whether it is terrorism or Naxalism, the police have to fight the menace just as it was achieved by Punjab Police". Jairam also met chief minister Nitish Kumar in Patna before leaving for New Delhi.

In a report submitted to Bihar Government, intelligence agencies have said Maoists are likely to carry out abductions in the manner of Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon's abduction in near future in the Banka, Jamui and Munger regions regions.

June 17

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze machines and equipment of a private road construction company in Teosa village in Gaya District for non-payment of levy. The Maoists had demanded levy of seven per cent cost of the road project.

June 19

A CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying a reward of INR 50,000 on his head, was arrested from Katudandh village in Rohtas District. He was identified as Mangal Chero. A self-loading rifle (SLR) and a dozen ammunition were seized from the Maoist.

June 20

In a broad daylight operation, suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted 19 railway employees, including a station master, in Jamui District. They later released all of them. The armed Maoists, numbering about 20, took the railway employees hostage when they were repairing railway tracks, three kilometres from Ghorparan station located between Jasidih and Simultala stations on Jhajha-Jasidih section, Simultala station master R N P Yadav said.

Police arrested a Maoist 'sub-zonal commander' from Ranjita hills area in Gaya District. Acting on a tip off, Police arrested Vinod Paswan alias Mukaddarji alias Baban Paswan from a hideout near Ranjita hills.

June 21

A 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from Barkuria village in Rohtas District. Acting on a tip off, the Police arrested Paswan, the 'zonal commander' from near a brick kiln. Paswan was said to the 'zonal commander' of Kaimuranchal-Rohtas CPI-Maoist. Paswan, a native of Yadunathpur village under Chutia Police Station area was wanted in 36 cases of violence, including encounter with Police in Rohtas District, he added.

June 23

Police arrested two Maoists from Tandwa and Kasma Police Station areas in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, Police raided Beni village and arrested 'sub-zonal commander' Kamal Kishore alias Satishji. Another Maoist identified as Tapeshwar Bhuian was arrested from Bigaha Tola village. The two Maoists were wanted in over a dozen cases of violence in Aurangabad District.

June 24

Five CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested at Samhauta village in Rohtas District. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided a hideout and arrested the five Maoists, identified as Rajesh Sharma alias Tufani, Mahendra Ram, Birendra Ram, Narendra Sharma and Amar Kumar. A rifle, a pistol, ammunition, Police uniform and a haul of Maoist literature were recovered from their possession.

June 25

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked three trucks and set them ablaze after pouring petrol on them on New Delhi - Kolkata NH-28 near Dumaria ghat under Dumaria Police Station in East Champaran District in the wee hours during the one-day Tirhut and Saran division bandh call given by the north Bihar Maoist Zonal committee. The bandh call evoked mixed response in East Champaran District while there was little impact of bandh in western parts of the District.

The Maoists set ablaze three more vehicles at two different places in Vaishali District. A bus and a truck were set ablaze at village Asatpur Satpura on NH-77 under Bhagwanganj Police Station. The third vehicle, a dumper, was set ablaze at Parmanandpur under Lalganj Police Station in the District. The Maoists left three pamphlets on the spot demanding that Sitamarhi jail superintendent should be hanged for his alleged atrocity against a woman Maoist in jail. He said the pamphlets also demanded political prisoner status to the arrested Maoists in jails.

Four persons, including three hardcore Maoists, were arrested from various places in Rohtas District. Acting on a tip-off, the Police raided a hideout near Gouraila hills area and arrested three state committee members of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Phulendra Sah alias Navinji, Alok Mehta and Dharmendra Mahto. The fourth arrested person was an ex-Maoist cadre-turned-criminal Vindhyachal Kumar.

June 28

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Santosh Bhagat and Bhola Rai, were arrested from Rampur Barahi village under Riga Police Station in Sitamarhi District. A country-made pistol, materials used for processing bombs and Maoist literature were recovered from them. Interrogation of the two arrestees led to the arrest of a third Maoist cadre, identified as Laxmi Das from Sunaul Subba village under Majorganj Police Station area in the District, the Police said. The Maoists also confessed their complicity in damaging circle officer Anil Panjiar's vehicle on Sheohar-Sitamarhi road during the Maoist bandh (shutdown strike) on June 25, the Police said.

June 29

The SFs destroyed a CPI-Maoist camp in Paisra hills of Bhimbandh sanctuary in Munger District. Two hardcore Maoists, identified as B Koda and Chamru Koda, were arrested and a musket, four ammunition, blankets, utensils, tarred canvas and Maoist literature were seized from the camp.

June 30

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed at Milki village in Begusarai District. A Maoist, identified as Sikandar Tanti shot dead a fellow Maoist Paltan Tanti in the village, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Kshatraneel Singh said. Upon hearing a gunshot, the villagers gathered on the spot and chased down a fleeing Sikandar Tanti and beat him to death, Singh said. The SP said that the two Maoists had been feuding for a long time over tilling of a 12-bigha plot of a farmer.

July 1

71 'waste' cartridges and some items looking like bombs and half portions of five rocket launchers were found stacked on the pillar no 2 on rail bridge across river Kosi at Kursela under East Central Railway (ECR) in Katihar District.

A hardcore Maoist was arrested from Kaimur hills under Chutia Police Station area in Rohtas District. The Security Forces arrested Maoist cadre Suresh Paswan during a combing operation. A printer and scanner were seized from the possession of the Maoist, who was said to be the 'sub-zonal commander' of Rohtas and Sonebhadra region. A native of Nawadih village, Paswan was wanted in at least 18 cases of violence and related activities in the District and adjoining area across Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Adhaura and Chainpur Police Station areas in Kaimur District. The CRPF's CoBRA battalion and the District Police raided Bahadag and Sirbit villages under Adhaura and Chainpur Police Station areas respectively and arrested the three. Nine firearms and eight rounds of ammunition were seized from them.

July 4

The CPI-Maoist put up posters in several villages in Munger District announcing 'death sentence' for four persons, including a mukhiya (headman) and their eviction from the villages apparently for their failure to abide by the Maoist' diktats. The Maoists pasted posters at Bangalwa, Jat Kutia and Sakhaul villages under Dharhara Police Station announcing 'death sentence' to the mukhiya of Ladaiyatand panchayat Anil Yadav and three others. Similar posters were also found pasted on the walls of an empty Government house at Masudan Railway Station, a nearby bridge and the walls of a rural bank building in neighbouring Lakhisarai District. The four had played an active role in convincing about 25 Maoists to surrender before the authorities last month.

July 6

Police arrested Shravan Manjhi, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander' from Maqsoodpur village under Khikarsarai Police Station area in Gaya District. An amount of INR 500,000, a country-made pistol, ammunition and a mobile phone were seized from his possession.

Police arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres and another Maoist's wife from Aurangabad District. Acting on a tip off, the Police arrested a Maoist from a hideout at Hulasganj Police Station area and seized a Bolero jeep displaying the board of District agriculture officer. INR 70,000 in cash and a diary with details of collection through extortion were seized. The jeep driver was also arrested. Police arrested another, the wife of another Maoist and seized a country-made carbine and three live ammunitions. It was not clear immediately whether she was also a Maoist cadre. The Police arrested another Maoist from Bira village and seized Maoist literature from his possession.

July 8

Police arrested a Maoist, identified as Dhapat Yadav, with a weapon from Mahrana village in Munger District.

July 10

Two Maoists, identified as Jyoti Paswan alias Lodhi and Kamlesh Yadav alias Umesh Yadav, were arrested from a hideout in a forest area in Gaya District. A notebook, two letters, 14 kilograms sulphur power, 800 grams aluminium power, 2.4 kilograms potassium dichromate, solar plate for charging mobile phones and six mobile sets were recovered from the possession of the two Maoists. The Maoist duo was wanted in connection with a dozen cases of Maoist violence, including the killing of the then Konch Police Station's Station House Officer (SHO) Mithilesh Prasad in February 2010.

July 17

As part of the exercise to go in for area domination in CPI-Maoist-hit Districts, the CRPF is going to set up a Group Centre in Patna, which will comprise of five battalions spread over different Districts. The five battalions would be strategically located at Gaya, Jamui, Rohtas, East Champaran and Patna, all Maoist-affected Districts.

July 22

Eight CPI-Maoist cadres, including one 'area commander' of the outfit, were arrested from Gaya and Rohtas Districts of Bihar. SSP, Gaya, Binay Kumar said that acting on a tip-off, raided a house at English village under Mou Police outpost in Gaya District and arrested three Maoists including its 'commanders' Mangal Singh alias Jitender Singh, Shravan Yadav and Shiv Prakash Singh.

The Police also raided a place at Makhdumpur tola in Gaya District and arrested four Maoists identified as Sanjay Paswan, Butai Paswan alias Rampravesh Paswan, Kavindra Mahto and Munariktai. The Police seized a looted Police rifle, a country-made rifle, a gun and a hand grenade, and live ammunition from them.

A hardcore Maoist, identified as Ram Dayal Yadav, was arrested from Taradih village under Rohtas Police Station in Rohtas District.

July 24

Armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze eight vehicles, including one of a Circle Officer, in Sitamarhi, East Champaran and Vaishali Districts of Bihar, during their protest on the alleged rape of a woman cadre in a prison in Sitamarhi District allegedly by its Superintendent last week.

In Sitamarhi District, about six Maoists intercepted the Circle Officer Anil Panjiar's vehicle on Singarahia Bridge near Basantpur-Riga State Highway on Sheohar- Sitamarhi border and set it on fire.

Around 20 armed Maoists, set ablaze two tankers and a coal-laden truck on NH-28 near Dumaria ghat bridge on river Gandak in East Champaran District.

About a dozen armed Maoists set ablaze a bus and a truck on NH-77 in Ashadpur-Satpura village in Vaishali District.

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Pipra village under Darpa Police Station in East Champaran District. Acting on tip-off, Police raided the village and arrested the Maoists identified as Shivpujan Rai, Ramkishore Ram and Munchun Sah. Three country made pistols and 17 cartridges were seized from them.

July 27

The Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Subodh Singh near Kumhrar railway crossing in Patna District. Subodh was in jail for three years and was recently released.

July 28-29

Five CPI-Maoist cadres, including a 'zonal commander', were arrested in Jehanabad District. Acting on a tip-off, a special Police team laid a trap and arrested Kundan Sharma alias Pradyuman Singh near Rustampur on July 28. On the basis of information provided by Kundan Sharma, Police arrested four other Maoists in Hulasganj Police Station area on July 29. Two pistols, two live cartridges, four cell phones a diary and INR 69,000 were seized from their possession.

July 31

Acting on a tip off, special squad of Police in Bihar arrested a hardcore CPI-Maoist 'commander', identified as Sudhrir Sharma, and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from his hideout in Gaya.

August 1

Police arrested two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres who were allegedly passing on information about assistant commandant of the 131st battalion of CRPF, Sadaram Singh, to the Maoists in Jamui District. Jagannath Yadav was arrested at Kathbazra village, while Pankaj Singh was arrested from Maheshwari village.

August 8

The Union Government has sanctioned 2,389 projects under the IAP for construction of 9,070 kilometres of road at an estimated cost of INR 33.87 billion in rural Bihar to mitigate the impact of CPI-Maoist insurgency.

August 9

A joint team of Jamui Police and CRPF arrested two Maoists identified as Bramhodev Yadav and Madan Sah from Charkapathar in Jamui District. The Police also recovered a 135-bore musket and five live cartridges from Yadav. The SFs also destroyed a bunker, he added.

SFs recovered a large quantity of detonators from a Maoist hideout in Barha Chakarbandha forests between Dumaria and Imamganj Police Station areas in Gaya District. The detonators were recovered after half-an hour long encounter with the Maoists in the area, SSP Vinay Kumar said.

August 10

CRPF troopers and CPI-Maoist cadres clashed in Kharaun forest under Dumaria block in Gaya District of Bihar. The encounter started when CRPF 159 Battalion troopers were out on an area domination exercise. No casualty or injury was reported from either side.

August 14

Maoist cadres halted trains at Ismailpur railway station near Gaya District. "Maoists attacked the railway station and forced the station master to turn the signal red and stopped all trains including the Rajdhani Express," a railway official said.

August 15

The CPI-Maoist hoisted black flags in eight Districts of Bihar to protest Independence Day. The black flags were seen atop schools and some buildings in Gaya, Aurangabad, Jehanabad, Arwal, Vaishali, Sitamarhi, East Champaran and Muzaffarpur District.

The CPI-Maoist hoisted a black flag instead of the Tricolour in the campus of the Government Middle School in Barmasia of Jhajha Township in Jamui District of Bihar.

August 20

The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead a person near a primary school in Shakarpur village in Gaya District of Bihar. Perceiving him to be a Police informer, the Maoists shot dead the man, identified as Pahjan Bharati, a native of Nagowar village and dropped leaflet on the spot claiming responsibility for the killing, SP Baburam said, adding that a used cartridge was recovered from the spot.

The SFs detained 29 persons, including at least six suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, from Sidhwalia village in East Champaran District of Bihar. Acting on a tip off, the SFs raided the village and detained the 29 persons attending a closed-door meeting convened under the banner of Left Wing outfits like Janwadi Kisan Sangh and Janwadi Vikas Mazdoor Sangh to discuss problems of the local people. Naxal literature, mobile phones and several vehicles were seized from the spot.

August 24

A powerful cane bomb and a haul of claymore and landmines suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist were seized by SFs from Chakarbandha forest in Gaya District of Bihar.

August 25

Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, pulled up the Bihar Government for slow implementation of central flagship schemes like MNREGA and IAY and cautioned that the Naxal movement may intensify if adequate steps were not taken to provide basic infrastructure to the rural people. The Minister was on a visit to Bihar's Rohtas District to inspect progress in implementation of the rural development schemes and the IAP at Rohtas block.

August 27

A Fast track court-IV in East Champaran District of Bihar sentenced three CPI-Maoist cadres to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of INR one million on each of them in an Arms Act case. The three had assembled at Chheni Chapra village in East Champaran District on January 20 to plan the killing of a person when Muzaffarpur and East Champaran Police raided and arrested them along with an AK-56 rifle, a .9mm pistol, a country-made pistol and a haul of ammunitions.

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said, "We have achieved success in this state [Bihar]. The CRPF and the state Police have worked closely and cooperated well. I do agree that Jamui is still one district where in many blocks the Maoist problem dominates. But as compared to level of Maoist insurgency in Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, the Maoist problem here is not so serious."

August 28

The Patna Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested three arms dealers from Patna and Nalanda District of Bihar. They allegedly used to sell arms to CPI-Maoist. One AK-56, one foreign-made pistol and two .30 bore pistols along with some cartridges were recovered from their possession. The arrested arms dealers are Mantu Sharma alias Sanjay Singh alias Gendu Sharma (36), Rakesh Singh (27) and Bablu Kumar (21).

September 2

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said that basic infrastructure development is "very very poor" in north and eastern India while suggesting that time had come for revisiting strategy of both the Centre and the States for rural areas.

September 8

A CPRF trooper was killed and five others were wounded in an armed encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Panchrukhia forests on the borders of Gaya and Aurangabad Districts. The encounter took place during a joint combing operation against the Maoists.

September 10

Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed and 70 landmines destroyed in an encounter with SFs in Panchrukhiya forests bordering Gaya and Aurangabad Districts of Bihar, CRPF DIG Umesh Kumar said.

The CPI-Maoist and illegal miners have access to Government explosives factories, two suppliers arrested by Rohtas District Police with a large quantity of electric detonators. Acting on inputs provided by the arrested suppliers, the Police raided their godown at Takia Muhalla and recovered 40,000 aluminium short delay detonators.

September 12

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kamal Paswan alias Kamalji alias Vishnuji, was arrested from Giddha village under Dawath Police Station area in Rohtas District. A register, three envelops, letters to the brick kiln owners demanding levy of INR 35,000 each, name and mobile number of 85 persons, besides Naxal literature, were seized from his possession.

Rohtas SP Manu Maharaj said that Maoists in Rohtas and Kaimur Districts were fast emerging as poachers, smuggling the organs, skin and horns of wild animals to raise money. He claimed that "Operation Biswas", a Police drive against Maoists mainly in Rohtas and Kaimur Districts, bordering Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, had effectively ended the 'levy raj' of the Maoists, who could no longer get easy money by targeting road contractors, businessmen or traders.

The Kaimur 'sub-zonal command' of the CPI-Maoist, Sitaram Chauhan alias Gabbar was arrested in the Goraila Pahari forest area under Chutia Police Station in Rohtas District. Police recovered a .303 bore looted police rifle and 20 live rounds from Gabbar during a special operation led by SP, Manu Maharaj.

September 13

SFs seized 40 detonators, besides other materials and defused three cane bombs from a CPI-Maoist hideout at Hasanbar village in Bihar's Aurangabad District during a search operation. The articles seized were 200 m wire, five batteries, glass and iron rods from the spot.

September 15

Seven powerful cane bombs each weighing 15 kilograms and 60 kilograms of explosives were seized from a Naxal hideout at Tikua hills in Gaya District of Bihar.

September 16

The CRPF and State Police officials reviewed the anti-naxal operations in Gaya and Aurangabad Districts of Bihar and expressed satisfaction in containing CPI-Maoist activities in the Districts.

September 17

The STF and local Police in a joint operation arrested two hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres identified as Shrawan Kumar alias Kapil alias Sudhirji, 'sub-zonal commander' of central Bihar, and Ramesh Paswan alias Jogendraji, Maoist 'commander' of Ismailpur region, from Mahmat village in Gaya District in Bihar. Police seized a country-made rifle from their possession.

September 18

Three hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres identified as Pankaj Yadav, Buchru Paswan and Ramashish Ram, were arrested during a raid in Tiurakhurd village in Rohtas District of Bihar. They were wanted in the murder case of a farmer Satinder Yadav two days ago whom they had shot dead after the latter refused to meet extortion demand.

September 19

SI J K Singh was killed and three other Police personnel identified as identified as SI Kamlesh Singh and two SAP troopers were injured after they were fired upon by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Sidheshwar temple in Jamui District of Bihar. The Maoists, hiding in the forest, fired at random at the four Police personnel who were travelling in a jeep on way to Garhi village to investigate a crime case.

Police seized around 90 quintals of ammonium nitrate and 3,000 detonators supposed to be delivered to the mining mafia and the Maoists in the Kaimur plateau at a rice mill at Amara Talab village in the Sasaram Mufassil area in Rohtas District. Seven persons were also arrested. Of the seven arrested persons, Indal Singh alias Indrajeet Singh, Kanhaiya Singh and Munna Tiwary are suspected to be involved in illegal mining. The four others arrested were identified as Guddu Kumar, Sandip Prasad Gupta, Vijay Rai and Rajpati Choudhary. During interrogation the arrested persons admitted to their involvement in supplying explosives to the Naxalites and the mining mafia in Rohtas and Kaimur Districts.

September 22

CPI-Maoist cadres killed Manoj Yadav, a villager by beheading him in Karhara in Jamui District of Bihar for non-payment of extortion. The Maoists left a leaflet on the spot to specify reasons for killing the villager, Police said.

The STF arrested two persons, including a Maoist central zone committee member, in Gaya District. Acting on a tip off, the STF raided Nagaryawan village and arrested the Maoists' central zone committee member Shashi Shekhar Singh and Vinay Das for sheltering the Maoist in his house. Singh, a native of Malhat village under Goh Police Station area in Aurangabad District, was carrying a reward of INR 25,000 on his head.

September 28

Forty heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres killed Umesh Singh (35), a deputy village head and his son Kunal (12), and abducted three other persons at Sukki village in Vaishali district of Bihar.

October 2

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Fantus Rai from Pokharia village under Kharagpur Police Station area in Munger District of Bihar while he has gone to village head Kedar Yadav to collect levy from him.

October 4

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres, three of whom were identified as Pramod Mahto, Laxman Mahto and Shiv Sahni, were arrested during a combing operation in Subhaigarh village in Sitamarhi District. A rifle, one carbine, 12 ammunition, two mobile phones, INR 57,000 cash collected through levy and a haul of naxal literature were seized from the house of an absconding Maoist Nawal Sahni on the basis of revelation by the arrested Maoists.

October 7

A CPI-Maoist base camp located on Gandak River embankment at Basaiya village in Saran District of Bihar was unearthed by the Police.

Maoists have dropped handbills in Bajidpur village in Patepur area in Vaishali District and threatened four villagers with dire consequences. The Police have seized the Maoists' handwritten pamphlets and investigating the matter.

October 12

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested with arms and ammunition from Kowahi village in Sitamarhi District of Bihar. A sophisticated pistol of US make, eight magazines, two dozen ammunition and some sharp objects were seized from their possession.

October 14

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mithilesh Yadav, was arrested from Chilmi village in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Yadav was wanted in connection with cases lodged in connection with blowing up a school building in Judahi village twice in 2009 and 2010.

October 16

During a combing-cum-search operation, the SFs recovered two powerful cane bombs weighting three kilograms each, 15 detonators, five liquid explosive gel and 15 helmets from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Hurmeth forest in Rohtas District of Bihar.

October 18

Six troopers of the 159 battalion of the CRPF were reportedly killed and eight CRPF personnel, including a deputy commandant were injured, when CPI-Maoist cadres triggered an IED blast blowing an anti-landmine vehicle near Chakarbandha forests in Barha village under the Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District. The CRPF troopers were reportedly returning after conducting a raid on a Maoist hideout.

October 19

The SFs seized nine "pressure cooker bombs" and six IED from a CPI-Maoist hideout in the Chakarbandha forest area in Gaya District of Bihar.

October 26

More than 400 village heads, including 300 in CPI-Maoist-hit Districts and 100 in flood-prone north Bihar Districts, have demanded security as they are facing threats from Maoists, gangsters, rivals and others. His demand was supported by Manish Pathak, Anil Yadav and Guddu Singh, heads of their respective areas in Aurangabad. Leaders in Gaya, Aurangabad, Jamui, Munger, Sitamarhi, Rohtas, Nawada, Sheohar and Arwal districts are afraid of threats by Maoists and others. Heads in Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Ara, Saran and Siwan have also demanded bodyguards.

October 28

The Police arrested four hardcore CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Mritunjaya Mishra, 'area Commander' of Goh-Rafiganj and his associates Shambhu Yadav, Dinanath Yadav and Chandrabhushan Sharma, in Aurangabad District of Bihar. A country-made rifle, ammunition, mobile SIM cards and memory cards were seized from their possession.

November 6

Around 20 Maoists attacked the site of Ranjan Construction and set ablaze the office and three vehicles at Raghopur village in Muzaffarpur District. The proprietors of the company had apparently failed to pay the levy demanded by the Maoists, he added.

November 15

Seven policemen were injured in a landmine attack on a Police vehicle by cadres of the CPI-Maoist near Banua crossing in the border of Dev and Dhibara Police Station areas in Aurangabad District of Bihar.

November 17

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from Bihar in connection with the November 9 attack on a prison transit van to free their cadres in Giridih town in Jharkhand.

November 22

The arrested inter-state cheat, Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, admitted that he supplied firearms in CPI-Maoist infested areas of Rajepur under Sheohar District and Minapur Police Station area of Muzaffarpur District besides Chanpatia in East Champaran and Narkatiaganj under West Champaran District.

November 27

Around 15 armed cadres of RCC, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, set ablaze two JCB machines of a private company involved in road construction work near Banke Bazaar road in Manjari village under Raushanganj Police limits in Gaya District.

November 29

Dhananjay Kumar Singh, 'area commander' of Koyal-Sone zone of the Maoists, was arrested from Gosaidih village in Aurangabad District.

December 1

Two arms smugglers who supplied arms and ammunition to CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by a joint team of Police and STF during a raid at Makshash Mohalla under Kashim Bazar Police Station in Munger District. The Police seized 70 detonators, one revolver and a few live cartridges of AK-47 from them.

December 4

About 19 CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted two employees of Madhucon, a private road construction company, and set ablaze a number of their equipment and vehicles, which includes a road roller, a generator set, a welding machine and four motorcycles, at Shivharia village under Garkha Police Station in Saran District. The Maoists left behind pamphlets on the spot before escaping.

December 10

A Maoist cadre, identified as Md. Naushad, was allegedly killed by his associates at Babhangama village in Munger District, suspecting him to be a traitor.

December 13

A group of 26 Maoist cadres surrendered before the Muzaffarpur Zone, ADGP, Gupteshwar Pandey, at the Zilla School campus in Muzaffarpur District.

December 17

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres pasted coloured posters and distributed several handbills in Panapur market area in Chhapra of Saran District, inviting people to attend a rally in Muzaffarpur on December 21.

December 18

Police recovered huge cache of explosives from a forest area in Bihar's CPI-Maoist infested Gaya District, following a two-day combat operation.

December 20

Civil rights activists and CPI-Maoist sympathisers condemned the Bihar Government's withdrawal of permission for a rally in Muzaffarpur District, scheduled for December 21.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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