Police in Latehar arrest eight Maoists, recovers cache of arms and ammunitions
2 CPI(Maoist) supporters killed in PLFI firing
Two alleged supporters of CPI(Maoist) were killed when People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) activists opened indiscriminate firing at a weekly market in Birbanki under Arki police station in the district on Saturday evening, the police said. A group of 20 PLFI activists arrived and opened indiscriminate firing, killing Gopal Munda and Bisram Munda as people ran helter skelter for safety, they said.
Cops Release Top Maoists’ Photos
KARIMNAGAR: Photographs of CPI Maoist group officials’ head spokesperson Mallojula Venugopal Rao alias Venu, Bhupathi and Sonu- members of Maoist Group Central Committee were released by Karimnagar police here on Saturday. Police said they suspect Venu to be under ground in Jharkhand state. Venu is a brother of Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji, who was killed in a police encounter in Kolkata in 2011.Karimnagar SP, V Shiva Kumar released photographs of under ground Maoist group leader of the district to the press. According to the SP about 32 maoists from the district were under ground.
Six arrested for planning attack in Dharmapuri
The police said the suspects were given arms training by associates of elusive Maoist leader Kalidas. In what appears to be a pre-emptive action to foil an armed assault on leaders of a particular community, the Dharmapuri police on Saturday arrested six persons and recovered two country-made guns and explosives. The police said the suspects were given arms training by associates of elusive Maoist leader Kalidas.
On a tip-off, the police arrested the six belonging to Natham Colony and recovered the arms and explosives from their premises and a burial ground. Preliminary inquires revealed that the suspects were planning to avenge the death of Ilavarasan, the Dalit youth, whose body was found along a rail track in Dharmapuri on July 4 last year. His first death anniversary was just six days away. . The arrested were identified as S. Sakthi (35), M. Durai (46), C. Santhosh (22), S. Adhiyaman (23), G. Ashok (28) and G. Shankar (35). IGP (West Zone) S. Davidson, DIG (Salem Range) A. Amalraj and Dharmapuri Superintendent Asra Garg visited the places from where the arms were recovered and interrogated the accused. A case under the Indian Arms Act, the Explosives Substances Act, 1908, and the IPC were registered against the suspects. They were produced in a local court and remanded in judicial custody.