Three policemen injured in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Jan. 6 (ANI): Three policemen, including a senior officer were injured during a Maoists’ attack in Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday. The injured additional superintendent of police and two constables have been admitted in Raipur hospital. According to police officials the incident took place when a bomb kept inside a bag by the rebels exploded. The injured are out of danger. Later, police rushed to the spot and carried out a search in the area. (ANI)
Maoists kill abducted Gaya villager
GAYA: A Maoists-sponsored ‘jan adalat’ on Friday awarded death penalty to Janki Yadav, one of the two Dumaria villagers earlier abducted by the red rebels on the apparently stereotyped charge of being police informers. Shrawan Ravidas, the other abducted villager, was let off with a warning. After the ‘jan adalat’, the Maoists reportedly thrashed Yadav with lathis till he dropped dead. His body was subsequently thrown into the fields late on Friday evening. The body was recovered on Saturday morning. Angry villagers blocked road traffic in the area for about two hours to register their protest against the killing.
This was the second killing executed by the Maoists during the last five days in the Dumaria area of the Naxal-hit Gaya district. Earlier on January 1, the Maoists in a somewhat similar fashion abducted and subsequently killed Kishori Das on similar charges at a short distance from the Dumaria police station, throwing an open challenge to the law-enforcement agencies.
However, unlike Janki Yadav, Kishori Das was not put on trial in the kangaroo court. Soon after the killing of Kishori Das, CPI (Maoist)’s regional committee member Lalesh (assumed name) rang up this reporter and owned the killing.
He also revealed that before killing Das, the Maoist squad members extensively quizzed him and obtained vital information about other alleged police informers operating in the area. Though mobile phones of CPI (Maoist)’s spokesperson Paramjeet and Lalesh were found switched off on Saturday, it is believed Janki Yadav’s killing was a sequel to the other killing earlier this week.
Large quantity of arms, ammunition seized from jungles of Khandhura
The Rajnandgaon Police, on Friday seized large quantities of arms, ammunitions, wires, tents and other materials used by Maoists, from the jungles of Kandhura at the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, that is about 80 km from the district headquarters. The Superintendent of Police of Rajnandgaon, Dr Sanjeev Shukla informed that police received a tip off about the presence of Naxal commander of Darrekasa Dalam there.
A joint team of ITBP and District Force was sent. After reaching the spot, police did not find any Maoist but recovered a 12 bore gun, bullets, electronic detonator, solar plates, mobile handsets, glucose bottles, torch, wire bundles, shoes, tents, backpacks, blankets, butter papers used for printing and Maoist literatures along with banners and few other things. Additional Superintendent of Police YP Singh informed that wires and other equipments found on the spot could be used to make bombs powerful enough to cause damage to security forces.