5 Maoist sympathisers held
ADILABAD: Police arrested five Maoist sympathisers at Murliguda village of Bejjur mandal late on Monday night. While conducting a combing operation in the area, police noticed the Maoists crossing river Pranahita from Maharastra. Producing the accused before the media at Bellampalli, additional superintendent of police V Bhaskar Rao said that the Maoist sympathisers were returning to the district after meeting district committee secretary Mailarapu Adellu alias Bhaskar at Chinnawatra forest in Maharastra on Monday.
Elmula Venkati, 36, resident of Agarguda village of Bejju mandal, Thalandi Ganapathi, 48, of Loha village in Dahegaon mandal, Made Shankar, 47, of Loha village, Dahegaon mandal, A Ramesh Reddy, 34, of Manganapalli village in Vemanapalli mandal and A Roshi Reddy, 33, of Rajaram village in Vemanapalli mandal were arrested by the police. Cops seized 44 live rounds of 8 mm gun, four electrical detonators and six gelatine sticks from them.
Three Maoists held in Jhumra
BOKARO:The district police in a joint operation with the CRPF on Tuesday arrested three persons involved in Maoist activities at Pachmo village situated in the surroundings of Jhumra Hill in Mahuataad police station area here. Security personnel had nabbed them while conducting anti-Maoist search operations following a recent landmine attack launched by the Reds at Jhumra Hill in which 11 CRPF men were injured. Bokaro SP Kuldeep Dwivedi said the three were identified as Loknath Mahto, Dhaneshwar Ravidas and Somar Agaria. “We have recovered Maoist banners and posters from their possession. They are residents of Pachmo village.” However, police have search operation in the area to nab the Maoist commanders including Ajay Mahto, Santosh Mahto and Mukhlal who are accused of several Red attacks.
Maoists kill ex-samiti member
KORAPUT: Maoists shot dead a former samiti member suspecting him to be a police informer in Malkangiri district on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Kamal Lochan Anukam (28), a former member of Bodopada panchayat samiti. A group of armed Red rebels swooped on Bodopada village, situated on one side of Balimela reservoir around 2.30 pm and pumped bullets into Kamal from close range.
Confirming the incident, SP (Malkangiri) Akhileswar Singh said, “The Maoists fired a few rounds on Kamal and he died on the spot. As the crime spot lies in the cut-off area, our men are facing problems in reaching the spot. Details are awaited.” However, dismissing the charges that the deceased was a police informer, the SP said, “He was not our informer. As he was leading a political life he had fallen out with the Maoists on several issues.” In another incident, arms and ammunition were recovered from a Maoist hideout inside Musulmunda forest in Koraput district on Tuesday.
Naxals condemn their former senior cadre
NAGPUR: Dandakaranya’s Southern GadchiroliCPM divisional committee of banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) has strongly criticized its former secretary and his wife who surrendered before the Andhra Pradesh government last year.
Former Southern Gadchiroli divisional committee secretary Shekhar, alias Mallaya, and his wife Vijaya, who too was a member, are learnt to have laid down their arms before the Andhra Pradesh administration following a prolonged difference between the guerilla top brass and the couple. Shekhar, connected to the movement for last two decades, had been working in Gadchiroli since 2004. Dandakaranya’s Western regional comittee of CPI (Maoist), in a press release, has condemned Shekhar for his anti-party activities and association with such sections of the society who the rebels considered as enemies of the masses.
The release stated that Shekhar was alerted after party took strict action against another senior cadre Diwakar, who is the former secretary of North Gadchiroli division and member of regional committee, for alleged conspiracies he had hatched by joining hands with police. Despite the warning, the party has stated that Shekhar continued his activities which did not go down well with the senior leaders. The release also levels accusation against Shekhar and his wife for fleeing with the party’s funds to the tune of a few lakhs of rupees. The release has also warned against such cadres stating that party and its mass base would retaliate against such cadres.