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Madhya Pradesh Timeline 2017



January 6

The UMHA flagged the operational efficiency of SFs in the Naxal-affected areas as one of its biggest achievements during a presentation before PM Narendra Modi. The Ministry informed Modi that since the NDA Government came to power in May 2014, there had been a 45 per cent increase in the efficiency of Central Forces (CFs) in operations against the Naxals. In a presentation made by Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi, Modi and other officials were informed that the number of Naxal cadres killed in 2016 had been the highest ever in six years. Eighty-Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in 2015 and in 2016, the number swelled to 218, which was an increase of 160 per cent. There was also an increase in the number of Police encounter from 237 in 2015 to 316 in 2016. UHM Rajnath Singh told in a press conference earlier this week that demonetization had increased the problems of CPI-Maoist and that they had weakened. The EFC has already given the go-ahead for an ambitious road project in the 44 worst Naxal-affected Districts. Under this project, the Government proposes to construct 5,412 km of roads and 126 bridges and it would cost INR 117.25 million. The Government is redrawing the 'Red Corridor' - the area affected by LWE - and may soon take off 20 Districts from the list of Naxal-affected areas. The 106 Districts which span 10 States - Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh - constitute the Red Corridor. Of these, 44 Districts are said to be the worst affected. India has a total of 683 Districts.


The UHM's senior Security Adviser K. Vijay Kumar, at a meeting held at the Police Head Quarter in Bhopal District, asked the Police of three States to share the information related to Naxals. Police officials of three States Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra attended the meeting. He asked to provide better training to the Hawk Force and better use of Police force while taking action against Naxals. The SPs from all three states submitted the reports of the Naxal operations. The SPs of Dindori, Balaghat, Gondia, Mandla and Rajnandgaon made presentations. He also took personal meeting with the officials. The DGP, Madhya Pradesh, Rishi Shukla informed the officer that they are running community policing to eradicate the Naxal problems in their Naxal-affected areas. He also claimed that due to social policing they are getting positive results.

May 9

The CPI-Maoist cadres have carved out a new zone for its operations - Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon-Balaghat (GRB), straddling the border tri-junction of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The information was revealed by 19-year-old Waman Mandavi, a member of the cultural wing of CPI-Maoist, who was arrested from Gondia District of Maharashtra in April last week. It important to note that, the Tada and Malajkhand Dalams are active in Balaghat region of Madhya Pradesh.

May 20

SFs arrests two persons, identified as Jaipal Barkade and Rooplal Marawi, from Balaghat District, for extorting money from building contractors to fund the CPI-Maoist. SFs also seized INR 0.25 million from them. The accused took money to deliver to CPI-Maoist cadres of Malajkhand Dalam. The money recovered had been hidden in rice sacs by the two men.

May 30

Madhya Pradesh Police personnel recovered explosives dump by the CPI-Maoist cadres to target security personnel in the jungles of Naxal-affected Balaghat District. Balaghat SP, Amit Sanghi told, "The explosive dump contained IED stocks of splinters, sharp nails, urea, sulphur, ammonium nitrate, two bundles of electric wires and two detonators, which seemed to have been stashed in these jungles to target our patrolling party's foot soldiers through an IED attack."

July 10

Madhya Pradesh Police has issued a high alert following fresh inputs on CPI-Maoist movement in Balaghat and Mandla District. "They are moving between Kavardha and Motinalla area in Balaghat along Mandla district," said Amit Sanghi, SP Balaghat. The CPI-Maoist has recently carved out a new zone for its operations - Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon-Balaghat (GRB), straddling the border tri-junction of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. SFs in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh have already intensified operations. The old North Gadchiroli-Gondia-Balaghat and Rajnandgaon (NGGBR) division has now been converted into GRB zone/division and Maoists and are already surveying and recruiting in this region, Police sources said. This information was revealed by Waman Mandavi (19), a member of the cultural wing of CPI-Maoist, who was arrested from Gondia District of Maharashtra in April.

December 20

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Chhannulal Tekam, suspecting him to be a 'Police Informer' at Dabri village under Lanji area in Balaghat District. There was an attempt to kill him by CPI-Maoist cadres in 2016 also, but in vein. CPI-Maoist cadres are 'surveying and recruiting' in the region, the report said. Balaghat, Rajnandgaon, Gondia and Gadchiroli come under a division of Maharashtra State Committee (MSC) of CPI-Maoist. The new Gadchiroli-Rajnandgaon-Balaghat (GRB) division is headed by Surendra, Dama and Santosh, said IG, Balaghat range, G Janardhan.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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