Maoists torch van carrying food for police
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Thursday set fire to a van carrying food items for police in Odisha, an official said. About two dozen rebels intercepted the van inside the Sunabeda sanctuary, about 550 km from here, in Nuapada district and asked the driver to get down and then set fire to the vehicle, a senior police official told IANS. The van was on its way from the district headquarters to a camp of the Special Operations Group personnel, a state anti-naxal police force, he said.
Andhra Pradesh: 3 Maoists gunned down in Guntur
Ongole: Police gunned down Maoist Nallamala Forest Division Committee (NFDC) secretary Jana Babu Rao, 48, alias Ashok, Vimala, 40, and Bharati, 38. There were rewards of Rs 5 lakh on Ashok, Rs 4 lakh on Vimala and Rs 3 lakh on Bharati. This was the first encounter here since the killing of Maoist top leader Sakhamuri Appa Rao on March 12, 2010, at Nerajamula Tanda of Pullalachervu Mandal in the Nallamala forest. The police had been combing the area to nab Ashok, Vimala and Bharati for the past four years and their efforts paid fruit on Thursday.
Maoist Involved in Killing of IPS Official Arrested in Jharkhand
RANCHI: A Maoist guerrilla allegedly involved in the killing of an Indian Police Service (IPS) official last year was arrested in Jharkhand’s Pakur district Friday, police said. According to Jharkhand Police spokesperson, Daud Hembrom alias Vimal Hembrom alias Govinda was arrested on a tip-off from Bargo hill in Pakur district which is around 450 km from Ranchi. Police seized one pistol, one self loading rifle looted from police, cartridges and mobile phones from the arrested Maoist.