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Naxal activist arrested in Chhattisgarh
2010-09-21 16:30:00

Chhattisgarh police have arrested a Maoist who played the role of a messenger in Maoist camp.

Acting on a tip off, police official arrested Radheshyam Giri from Pulgaon police limits and some Naxal material and literature was seized from his possession.

“Radheshyam Giri who is a resident of Sambandhpur and for the last five years he has been living in Raipur. He had served as a communicator in the Naxal link by handing over letters to operatives besides helping them out with weapons, said Amit Agarwal, Superintendent of Police, Durg.

“Giri is an aide of Naxal spokesperson Usendi and got associated with the Maoist ideology a few years ago after completing his higher secondary education,” he added.

Maoist attacks have become more frequent this year, especially after the central government launched Operation Green Hunt, a coordinated security offensive involving tens of thousands of police and paramilitary personnel to flush out the rebels from their jungle hideouts. (ANI)

Maoists in disguise kill leader tied to EFR shift


Midnapore, Sept. 20: Suspected Maoists masquerading as students today shot dead a Shilda CPM leader who had played a key role in shifting the Eastern Frontier Rifles camp, where the rebels massacred 24 jawans in February, near the party office.

They also shot his bodyguard who has been admitted to a Jhargram hospital.

Ananta Mukherjee, 35, was working in his office at Radhacharan High School where he was a clerk when three teenaged youths approached him around 1pm, police said.

Mukherjee’s office was in a mud-walled house on the school compound, 700 metres from the CPM party office. The police said two eyewitnesses, a teacher and a Class XII student, had told them the attackers, who looked about 18 or 19, were wearing the school uniform — white shirt and navy blue trousers.

Two of the youths went inside while the other stood outside. The duo told Mukherjee they wanted to deposit the school fees. “He asked them to wait and walked towards the almirah in which the fee records were kept,” a police officer said.

“The teacher, who was passing by, and the student, who was standing on the first-floor balcony of the school building, have told us that Mukherjee’s bodyguard Amarendra Mondal was sitting outside the CPM zonal committee member’s office. Mondal suspected something was wrong and tried to enter the office. But the youth waiting outside shot him in the abdomen,” the police officer said.

The student who witnessed the attack said: “I saw Ananta sir running out of the room, chased by the three youths who repeatedly fired at him. Sir was looking for a shelter but most of the classrooms had been locked by the students and teachers who got scared after hearing the gunshots.”

As Mukherjee, who was riddled with bullets in the chest, waist and shoulders, lay in a pool of blood, the three youths walked out of the school compound and rode away in bikes with three accomplices waiting outside, said an officer of Binpur police station, 10km away.

Superintendent of police Praveen Tripathi said Mukherjee had been allotted two bodyguards but one of them did not report for work today. “We are investigating why he was absent,” Tripathi said.

Mukherjee and other CPM leaders had allegedly compelled the police to shift the EFR camp from a well-fortified plot inside the compound of an irrigation department office on the outskirts of Shilda to a place near the party office in the heart of the town to protect them from Maoist attacks.

However, after the EFR themselves fell victims to the Maoists in February, the camp was disbanded. A State Armed Police camp was set up there instead, whose personnel arrived half an hour after today’s shooting.

After Mukherjee’s murder, a mob ransacked the school building and set fire to the scooter of the teacher in charge.

Maoists kill four men in Chhattisgarh

2010-09-21

Maoists killed a village head and three police personnel at various places in Chhattisgarh.

The Maoists killed Kondu Ram, the village headman of Madanwada village under Manpur Police Station in Rajnandgaon District.

The Maoists had kidnapped him on Friday. His dead body was found near a stream on Monday.

“They killed him brutally and threw him in the village. The villagers found his body yesterday morning, after which his body was brought and has been sent for the post mortem,” said Jeetendra Meeda, Sub Divisional Officer, Rajnandgaon.

Meanwhile in Durg, suspected Maoists kidnapped six policemen out f whom three bodies were recovered,

Rajesh Mishra, Superintendent of Police Bijapur, said the news about the death the policemen was received from the villagers.

“Today police official of Bijapur has informed that six police officials, out of which four were constables, one head constable, one is ASI who were heading towards Bhadrakali and Tarlaguda police station from Bhopalpatnam y haven’t reached yet. In connection with the same a villager has given information that dead bodies of three police personnel have been recovered,” said Mishra.

Meanwhile police officials in Durg district arrested a Maoist who played the role of a messenger in Maoist camp.

“Radheshyam Giri who is a resident of Sambandhpur and for the last five years he has been living in Raipur. He has been involved in Maoist activities, from Sambalpur. He was shifted to Raipur in which he was in charge of getting the injured treated and deliver the couriers and to commute the cadres who came there. We had suspected him for the same and as per a tip off he was arrested near Pulgaon Police Station,” said Amit Agarwal, Superintendent of Police, Durg.

Maoist attacks have become more frequent this year, especially after the central government launched Operation Green Hunt, a coordinated security offensive involving tens of thousands of police and paramilitary personnel to flush out the rebels from their jungle hideouts. (ANI)

AP extends ban on CPI-Maoist, its outfits

2010-09-20

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday extended the ban on the Communist Party of India-Maoist and its six frontal organisations for a further period of one year.

The state cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Rosaiah, decided to extend the ban on CPI-Maoist and its frontal organisations under the Andhra Pradesh Public Security Act. The ban lapsed Aug 16.

State Information Minister J. Geeta Reddy told reporters after the cabinet meet that the frontal organisations of the outfit that are bvanned are: Radical Youth League, Rythu Coolie Sangham, Radical Students Union, Singareni Karmika Samakhya, Viplava Karmika Samakhya and All India Revolutionary Students Federation.

It may be recalled that the state government had lifted the ban on then People’s War Group (PWG) in 2004 to facilitate a ceasefire and the first-ever direct peace talks between tghe governmen and the Maoists. During the talks, PWG merged with Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) to form CPI-Maoist.

The ban on CPI-Maoist and its frontal organisations was reimposed Aug 17, 2005, following the killing of then Congress legislator C. Narsi Reddy and nine others by Maoists in Mahabubnagar district on the Independence Day. The killings followed the failure of peace talks and the collapse of a nine-month long ceasefire.

CPI-Maoist, the most powerful of Maoists groups in the country, has considerably weakened in Andhra Pradesh during the last five years as it lost its top leaders in anti-Maoist operations by police and the elite anti-Maoist force Greyhounds.

The central government banned CPI-Maoist in June last year by branding it a terrorist organisation.

Two Maoists killed in Bihar

PTI | Sep 21,2010

Jamui (Bihar), Sept 21 (PTI) The bodies of two CPI (Maoist) activists were found today from Bihar’s Jamui district.Identified as Kundan Ravidas and Bahadur Yadav, their throat-slit bodies were found from Kharik village, Sono police station in-charge P N Kumar said.The two ultras were killed by their colleagues and had their bodies thrown by the roadside, official sources said.Ravidas is said to be the former area commander of the banned ultra-left outfit, while Yadav is believed to be a hardcore member of the Maoist group.Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem at Jamui Sadar Hospital.

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