Maoist arrested with arms and literature
In a joint operation conducted today, Bihar Police and CRPF nabbed an alleged Maoist operative from East Champaran district of Bihar. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Operations, Raju Kumar said the operation was based on intelligence inputs and the Maoist – Ram Babu Prasad – was arrested from his house at Narayanpur village under Rajepur police station limits in the district. “We recovered a pistol, a few cartridges, Maoist literature and levy papers from Prasad.
He is wanted in several cases of violence in East Champaran, Sheohar, Muzaffarpur and other districts,” Kumar said. The ASP said Prasad was in jail for some time and came out two months ago, after which he was given the task to strengthen the Maoist network and extort levy imposed by CPI(Maoist) on businessmen, contractors and commercial organisations. “Prasad had become very active in extorting levy. We got information about him and were keeping a tab on him for sometime,” the ASP added.
Odisha Police to intensify Operation against Maoists
Report by Kishre Dash, Bhubaneswar: In a bid to check the influx of the Maoists to the district boundary from the neighbouring Chhattisgarh, joint operation along the border areas will be further strengthened followed by the tight security arrangement in the region, said Koraput based South Western Range (SWR) Inspector General Yaswant Jethwa while speaking to the media at the BSF sectors headquarters in Malkangiri after taking stock of the security scenario in a review meeting with top BSF and police officials.
We have decided to further strengthen the security presence and the anti-Maoist operation in the cut-off region, in the other side of the Chitrakonda reservoir. Joint operation along the Andhra Pradesh & Chhattisgarh border will be intensified while maintaining better coordination among the officials of the affected states, Jethwa added. The cops are on high alert at the border sharing its boundaries with Chhattisgarh and the police personnel’s are regularly sharing intelligence with their counterparts in Chhattisgarh to avert the possible entry of the left wing extremists to the district, the SWR IG informed.