Maoists hold meeting in AOB area
The Korukonda area committee of the banned CPI (Maoist) organised a meeting on the Andhra-Odisha border on Monday to pay homage to two of its members who were killed by people near Korukonda shandy on October 19. According to information received here on Tuesday, secretary of Korukonda area committee Vijayalakshmi, who addressed the meeting with other leaders of the party, claimed that the killing was the handiwork of the police and the party would not spare the 19 persons it had identified for the attack and killing of its members. More than 2,000 people had reportedly attended the meeting which was held on the border abutting Munchingput mandal.
Maoists put up anti-poll posters
DHANBAD: Maoist rebels have stepped up their activities in Giridih to disrupt the assembly election that begins on November 25. The rebel outfit has put up posters asking villagers to boycott the election.
Security personnel arrest three Naxals in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: Three Maoists, including a woman, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said today. “The cadres, identified as Sodhi Baman (20) and his woman associate Sodhi Payake (19), were apprehended from Palnar Bazar Square under Kuwakonda police station limits by a joint team of CRPF and local police yesterday,” Dantewada SP Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.
Acting on a tip-off that the duo had arrived at Palnar and waiting for a vehicle to reach Nakulnar via main road, the security personnel launched an intense vehicle-checking operation there and nabbed the ultras, Kashyap said. In another incident, a Maoist was arrested by a district police team yesterday from restive Nerali area under Bacheli police station limits when the personnel were returning after conducting a combing operation in the region, the SP said.
“The ultra, identified as Budhram Kadti (35), is an active member of Podiya Local Operation Squad (LOS),” Kashyap said. On finding security forces at Nerali Chowk, Kadti tried to escape from the spot but was nabbed after a short chase, the SP said, adding that a couple of naxal banners and seven posters were recovered from his possession.