Maoists call for bandh on October 30
VISAKHAPATNAM: The East Division Committee of the Maoists has called for a bandh on October 30 to protest the lynching of three of their armed cadre by tribals, East Division secretary Kailasam told some media persons on the phone on Friday. It may be recalled that Maoists killed Gemmeli Sanjeeva Rao of Veeravaram village of Chintapalli mandal and were abducting another person, Jaggam dora Simhachalam, a religious preacher, when they were attacked by hundreds of tribals, who killed three Maoists – Sindri Chinna Ranga Rao alias Sarat, Palasa Ganapati and Korra Nageswara Rao on the night of October 19. Kailasam said his cadre did not open fire against the tribals to avoid killing them.
“Our men did make a mistake at Sagulu in GK Veedhi on February 19, 2013, by killing three tribals and the party has openly admitted the mistake of its armed cadre. Our party took the decision to kill police informer Gemmeli Sanjeeva Rao after he was warned three times earlier,” he said. He elaborated that the party cadre killed Sanjeeva Rao and were going to the Korukonda area to make an announcement in a praja court but tribals, under the influence of security forces, did not give their armed cadre a chance to explain why they took the decision to kill Rao.
He said the CPI Maoist party had already identified 19 people involved in the murder of three of its three cadres. “They should come forward and admit their mistake, otherwise the party will take stern action,” he said.
Maoists blast house of rival in Bihar
Maoists blasted the house of one of their former members, a result of an ongoing rivalry among two different factions of left wing extremists, police said today. Around 30 to 35 members of CPI (Maoist) came to Nawada village, located close to the border with Jharkhand, last night and exploded the house of one Bhola Yadav, their former colleague who had recently joined the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a breakaway faction of CPI (Maoist), SP Rakesh Kumarsa said. Initially the rebels were searching for Yadav, but when they did not find him at his house, the Maoists asked his family members to come out of the pucca house and rigged it with explosives before blasting it, Sherghati Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ajay Kumar Singh said.
BSF recovers huge cache of explosives in Odisha, foils Maoist ill design
Report by Kishore Dash; Malkangiri: In a setback to the Maoists, the elite Border Security Force (BSF) personnel of 161 Battalion seized huge cache of explosives, IED and other naxal related items Thursday early morning in the district thereby averting a major tragedy. Acting on its own intelligence inputs, the Border Security Forces belonging to 161 Battalion ventured into the hilly terrains adjoining the Sisaguda village under Mathili police limits and we’re able to unearthed huge explosives including IED during a massive combing and search operation that lasted for hours together, BSF sources here said. During operation 219 explosive packets weighing 27 KGs, slurry column explosive weighing 9.5 kg, 100 electric detonators, 15 kg explosive potash, black powder, 12 volt & 9 volt battery and 01 IED weighing 4.5 kg were recovered by the BSF personnel.
The explosive and IED etc were kept in drums which were buried and camouflaged meticulously in inaccessible forest hilly area. Besides, 01 empty steel container of 3 liter with fitted electric detonator, red cloth, 02 empty steel container, 20 blank charts for preparation of posters, 02 pair sports shoes, 06 electric wire bundles were also recovered by the elite Forces.
Ex-Maoists inducted into police force as part of surrender policy
Indi Pahan (39), who was a Maoist from 2007 to 2012, was inducted into the Jharkhand police as a constable on Friday. Thanks to Jharkhand’s naxal surrender and rehabilitation policy, Pahan and four other former Maoists, including two women, were provided appointment letters at a function organised by Jharkhand police here. Chief minister Hemant Soren was present to boost the morale of the ex-Maoists.
Cops, Maoists Exchange Fire
BALANGIR: SOG jawans exchanged fire with Maoists camping in Tikhari reserve forest, about 25 km from here under Muribahal block, in the wee hours of Thursday. While no casualty has been reported, the jawans recovered detonators, shoes and Maoist literature from the spot. DIG (North) Prateek Mohanty said combing operation has been intensified in the reserve forest and additional reinforcement deployed. On intelligence inputs regarding movement of Maoists, SOG jawans raided the area. On seeing the security personnel, the Maoists opened fire and dispersed into the forest. Balangir SP Deepak Kumar said further details will be known after the jawans return from the forest.
Five Maoists carrying Rs 26 lakh on their head arrested
Five alleged Maoist cadres, including a teenaged girl, who carried a total reward of Rs 26 lakh on their heads, were arrested during a three-day operation from October 21 to October 23, the police said here today. Those arrested include commander of Maoist platoon number five Dunga Yesu Bapu Teka (30) who was wanted in connection with nine alleged encounters and landmine blast incidents between 2005 and 2014, the Gadchiroli police said in a press release.
Teka had joined the Aheri Maoist platoon in 2002 and carried a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, the release said. The police also arrested Maoist section commander of platoon number four Manas Sonare Sainu Tarami (21) who is from Bairagarh in Chhattisgarh, for allegedly being involved in 14 encounters, it said. Tarami carried a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head. Other cadres arrested include a local supplier Raju Vishnu Naitam, who was allegedly involved in passing on supplies to Maoists, the release said.
Naitam carried a Rs 2 lakh reward on his head. Another prize catch is Maoist commander of platoon number three Vasant Rejiram Pathiram Wadde (21) who is from Jinglegram of Chhattisgarh and carried a Rs 2 lakh on his head, it said. The arrested woman Maoist cadre Rupi Suman Gawade (16), who is from Pindigulam, is alleged to be CPI-Maoist’s local committee member and she carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head, it said.
10-Kg IED Planted by Maoists Unearthed in Kondagaon
An improvised explosive device (IED) weighing 10 kg, allegedly planted by Maoists to target security forces, was recovered in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-hit Kondagaon district today, the police said. Packed in a steel container, the explosive was found placed beneath the Kondagaon-Bayanar road which goes through restive forests, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Surjit Atri told PTI.
Based on specific inputs that Maoists had placed a landmine on the approach road to Bayanar, a joint squad of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the district police force was sent from Kondagaon towards the region, located around 250 km away from the Chhattisgarh state capital, on a demining exercise.
When security forces were between Chimdi and Chalka village in the dense forests, they spotted the IED and ended up averting a major mishap, Atri said. A detonator and three metres of wire were also found at the spot, he said, adding the explosive device was immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad.