Peoples War in India Clippings 20/5/2014


Wanted Maoist arrested in Gumla

Gumla: A Maoist wanted in connection with the killing of five policemen, was arrested from a place near Rukhi Ghati in Gumla district, police said Tuesday. Bhaiya Ram alias Bipin was arrested when he came to meet someone near Rukhi Ghati yesterday, Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti told reporters. A 9 mm pistol was seized from him. He is wanted in a case relating to the gunning down of five policemen and attack on Chenpur police station a few years ago, Tuti said.

General Secretary arrested: Maoist

Imphal, May 20: Maoist Communist Party, Manipur today said that a team of Indian security force who speak both Manipuri and Hindi language had arrested its general secretary Comrade Chingranglen Meitei. The statement signed by Comrade Nonglen Meitei, Secretary Publicity and Propaganda, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur however did not disclose the location from where their general Secretary has been arrested.

It however said that their general secretary was arrested security force who came in two four wheeler vehicles and who speak both Hindi and Manipuri While he was trying to contact with the members of the outfit along with two other members. The two members who companied the general secretary managed to escape, it added. On the other hand the Maoist statement also warned those who had help the security force in arresting their general secretary.

IRBman hurt in Manipur blast

IMPHAL, May 18 – A personnel of 7th Indian Reserve Battalion(IRB) deployed at the residence of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee vice president Sagolsem Achouba Singh was injured in a bomb explosion this morning, reports said. The residence of the Congress leader was located at Wangoi Makha Thounaojam Leikai about 25 km from here. The blast took place when the IRB personnel L Herojit tried to push a plastic bag containing the bomb believed to be an improvised explosive device to a nullah with a bamboo stick around 5.40 am today. The IRB man sustained injury in his right hand and was sent to RIMS hospital for treatment. Later, he was shifted to Shija hospitals here, sources added.

Naxalite arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 20 (PTI) A Naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a combing operation in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. Mainuram was apprehended from Kokodi village under Bayanar police station limits by a joint team of security personnel last night, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told PTI.

Top Naxal activist arrested in Uttar Pradesh

A self-styled zonal commander of a Naxalite outfit, wanted in connection with an attack on CRPF jawans in Bihar, has been arrested by the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police. Acting on a tip-off provided by the Bihar Police, the STF arrested Krishna Mochi alias Abhay near a hosiery factory at Salarpur in Gautambudh Nagar district on Friday, the Uttar Pradesh Police said. During interrogation, Krishna confessed he was a zonal commander of the Naxal outfit for the past two years, police said.

There were ten “area commanders” working under him, Krishna told his interrogators. Krishna said he had played an active role in the October 19 blast in Bihar’s Gaya district in which a Deputy Commandant and some other CRPF jawans were killed. Krishna is also an associate of Maoist chief Pradip Yadav and has good knowledge of computer, police said. He was wounded during an encounter with the Bihar Police on March 19 and was treated in Gurgaon. Krishna was, at present, staying in a rented house in Salarpur in Gautambudh Nagar district when he was arrested.

Naxal pamphlets supporting Saibaba seized

NAGPUR: Gadchiroli police on Saturday seized several incriminating pamphlets from Jambiya Gatta which is a small hamlet in Etapalli tehsil. They had been issued by the western regional committee of the banned CPI (Maoist) which was protesting the arrest of Delhi university professor GN Saibaba. The pamphlets had similar contents and condemned the action of Gadchioli police which had filed a case against Saibaba and five others, including Hem Mishra and Prashant Rahi, for their alleged links with Naxals.

The rebels said it was a conspiracy by the authorities to terrorize intellectuals who had been raising voices in favour of atrocities against the masses. Police claimed that the wheelchair-bound Saibaba, who is currently housed in the Nagpur Central Jail, had been working as joint-secretary of the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) which acted as a frontal mass organization of the rebels. A senior official, involved in the investigation, claimed that Saibaba was engaged in coordinating the activities of the front organizations at the behest of the Naxals’ central committee based in Abujmadh on the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border.

The Naxals, who have condemned police actions on RDF leaders, also highlighted the fact that false cases were being registered against the activists in a cultivated manner to suppress their voices. In the pamphlet, the Naxals have also appealed to the masses to come together to fight against state-sponsored terrorism. It has also criticized the central and Maharashtra government. Nagpur and Gadchiroli range IGP, Ravindra Kadam stated that an offence has been registered at Etapalli police station against unidentified Naxals for having issued the pamphlets. “We have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act among others against the perpetrators,” he said.

CRPF continues its ‘cordon and search’ operation against Maoists

The Ramgarh and Bokaro police along with the CRPF has continued its “cordon and search” operation in the dense forest of Gola and its neighbouring area following an encounter with Maoists at Barkajara forest in Ramgarh on Sunday.

3 IEDs detected

Three Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) were detected by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on a road passing through Machkund Hydro Power Station, which is located on the highly sensitive Andhra Orissa Border (AOB), on Sunday. “The IEDs are believed to have been placed by the Maoists targeting the Central Reserve Police Force personnel who are involved in the anti-Maoist operation,” said BSF Assistant Commandant Upendra Singh. The BSF personnel who were requisitioned for the recently concluded general elections were on a combing operation in Machkund and Onakadilli areas, when they discovered the devices. The explosives were packed in metal containers and placed on one side of the road. The security forces defused the IEDs. Additional forces had been rushed to the area.

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