Naxal mastermind of Jharkhand jailbreak, Sanjay Ganju, arrested
Chaibasa: Jharkhand Police on Thursday arrested Naxal leader and alleged mastermind of Jharkhand jailbreak Sanjay Ganju, who carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. Seventeen prisoners on Tuesday had tried to escape from a jail van while they were being taken back from court to jail in Chaibasa, Jharkhand. In an attempt to stop the prisoners, police fired at them leaving two dead while three others were critically injured. The 12 other prisoners managed to escape from the spot.
‘Leading US firms impressed with investment potential in State’
US Consul General in India Thomas Vajda said that leading US firms are impressed by the investment potential in Chhattisgarh and are interested in holding a round-table meeting with Chief Minister Raman Singh in this regard. Vajda met Singh at his residence and invited him for a round-table meeting in Mumbai in near future. Singh thanked Vajda for the invitation and informed him about the ‘Global Investors Meet’ likely to be organised by Chhattisgarh Government in January-February next year, officials said…
Vajda also inquired about insurgency problem in the State to which Singh said that it is a national problem and all the affected States have prepared a joint action plan with the Central Government and launched a campaign against Naxalism. He said that Chhattisgarh Government is getting all possible help from the Central Government for permanent solution of the Naxal problem. Work is going on according to a comprehensive strategy formed for maintaining law and order and protection of life in the insurgency-hit areas.
Abducted Adivasi youth found murdered in Telangana
An Adivasi youth of Kaliveru in Charla mandal, who was allegedly kidnapped by suspected Maoists near the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on Wednesday evening, was reportedly found murdered at Yerrampadu in Charla mandal on Thursday afternoon. According to sources, Madakam Tirupati, 20, of Kaliveru, was allegedly abducted by suspected rebels while he was returning home after visiting his relatives at a forest fringe village on the Chhattisgarh side of the inter-State border.
Meanwhile, the body of a youth suspected to be that of Tirupati was found lying on the periphery of Yerrampadu village in Charla mandal by some local tribal people on Thursday afternoon. The local police are trying to establish the exact identity of the body when reports last came in. It may be noted that suspected Maoist militia members allegedly abducted a tribal youth of Yedullagudem in the neighbouring Chintur mandal of the residuary Andhra Pradesh, suspecting him to be a police informer.
One Month on, Cops Clueless about Nitta Gelatin Attackers
KOCHI: Even a month after the corporate office of Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) in the city was attacked by nine assailants claimed to be part of CPI-Maoists, the city police still seem to be clueless about the attackers. Despite claims that the investigation was on the right track, the police are yet to zero in on any prime suspect. The situation assumes significance after the recent firing of Maoist outfits in Wayanad. The police have rounded up suspects in a bid to find a match with the unmasked duo who were found in the CCTV footage at the time of the attack.
Sources pointed out that the police were keeping a close watch in some sensitive areas in the state and Tamil Nadu. However the police are keeping things confidential regarding the probe and are confident on a positive outcome. “The investigation is progressing and we can’t disclose the details to anyone. In fact we are exploring all permutations and combinations, be it Maoist or otherwise,” said City Police Commissioner K G James. “The interrogation is going on in full swing and we are trying our best to bring the culprits before the law,” said an official source. NGIL managing director Sanjiv K Menon said he was in touch with the senior officers since the attack took place. “I am going to meet the state police chief on Wednesday to seek the update about the investigation. I also met Home Minster Ramesh Chennithala who promised to nab the culprits on a war-footing,” he said.
Central Government earmarks INR 35 billion for upgrading telecom network in Maoist areas
The Minister for Communications and Information and Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has told the Lok Sabha (Lower House of India Parliament) that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government has earmarked INR 50 billion for improving the telecom network in the northeast and INR 35 billion for the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)-affected States, reports The Times of India on December 11.