People’s War in India Clippings 12/12/2014


Police nab dreaded rebel Sanjay Ganjhu after encounter

Chaibasa, Dec 11: The suspected mastermind behind Chaibasa Jail break, Sanjay Ganjhu was on Thursday injured in an encounter with the police and was later admitted to ICU of Rajdendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). Sanjay carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. Under tight security he was admitted to the hospital in Ranchi after he was shot at in his legs. According to reports the security personnel’s arrested Sanjay from the forest after December 9 Jail break in Chaibasa. Sanjay was with two other moists who managed to escape the scene.

Addressing the media, West Singhbhum SP Naresh Kumar Singh said, “After the jail break incident district police jointly with CRPF started the combing drive and during that they had encounter with the naxals at West Singhbhum and Simdega district border. During the gunfight naxals managed to flee the scene but when police reached the spot they found a man lying down as bullet was stuck in his legs. During interrogation we found that he was Naxal Sanjay Ganjhu alias Sanjay Bodra”. SP further informed that Police has arrested Sanjay and has sent him to RIMS for treatment. “Sanjay Ganjhu is the mastermind behind several naxal attacks at Saranda while he has over 60 cases registered against him at Gumla, Simdega and Khunti”. SP didn’t rule out from the fact that he may be the mastermind behind Chaibasa Jail break on Tuesday.

It may be noted that on Tuesday, two under-trial prisoners, who are suspected to be Maoists, were killed and three others injured in police firing in Chaibasa. The incident took place around 4 pm when 20 under-trials tried to escape from the divisional jail.The policemen open fired at the prisoners escaping when they failed to catch them. However, 15 prisoners including some hardcore Maoists managed to escape from the jail. With the ongoing polls in the state, the police sounded a high alert at all jails across Jharkhand and all exit points in the district were sealed. The police also launched a massive manhunt to nab them.

Maoist posters at Hind Motor gates

KOLKATA: Several Maoist posters, some threatening an armed movement against the Birlas, were put up outside the Hind Motor plant gate on Thursday. The car factory has been shut since July. The slogans in Bengali on one of the posters said, “Aamra Birla Group ke dekhe nebo”. Another poster bore a slogan saying, “You can’t shut the factory and cozy up to the establishment.” Yet another threatened an armed movement against the Birlas. All the posters bore the name of CPI (Maoists) as the issuer.

Residents of houses around the factory and a slum nearby spotted the posters in the morning and informed Uttarpara police station. IC Uttarpara Arijit Dasgupta led a team to the factory and took away the posters. A probe is on into how the posters appeared outside the plant gate. In the evening, INTTUC organized a rally of Hind Motor workers demanding reopening of the car factory. Hind Motor authorities refused to comment on the posters.

Maoists snoop on cop, find nexus with mafia

KOCHI: Police tapping phones of Maoists and their supporters is well known. But, Maoists tapping the phone of police and acknowledging the same is unusual. Kattuthee (Wildfire) a clandestine information bulletin of the alleged armed squads of CPI (Maoist) operating in the Western Ghats region including Kerala has published a transcript of a conversation between a police official in Wayanad and private money lender. The bulletin claimed that the technical wing of the Kabani Dalam had tapped the phone.

Incidentally, the conversation is that of a police official of Vellamunda police station in Wayanad, the scene of exchange of fire between ultras and a team of anti-Maoist commandos of the police few days ago. The conversation published with the headline ‘Operation Kubera: A Fraud’, the police official was heard saying to the money lender identified as Nassar that there was an order to conduct a raid against him. Nassar, then asked the police official whether he should talk to the higher ups in police.

But the official told the money lender not to do it and said that the higher ups had directed him to keep some papers with him. On asked whether it would create a problem, the official said nothing to worry in the long run. The Bulletin asked all people to unite for the elimination of the private money lenders known popularly as ‘Blade Mafia’. It had also asked people to report complaints to the Maoist Dalam or activists.


Slap on Odisha police: 4 villagers branded Maoists acquitted by courts

Four villagers of Bhaliaguda village in Gajapati district of Odisha, who had been branded as Maoists and arrested by the police, have been acquitted after two years by the Paralakhemundi Additional District Judge (ADJ) Court, Odisha due to lack of evidence. The villagers, identified as Bulu Malik, Kalia Malik, Surendra Malik and Jalandhar Malik are from Bhaliaguda village under Mohana police station of Maoist infested Gajapati district. They had been arrested by the police following the infamous encounter that took place at Bhaliaguda village on November 14, 2012.

As per reports, the security forces had killed five innocent tribal and dalits of Kandhamal district and brought their dead bodies to Mohana Police Station of Gajapati district with the help of these four persons, who acted as mere labourers. Odisha police had even paid them Rs.1600/- as wages for their work. However, later these men were arrested and branded Maoists. The men were later discovered by Ratan Das of ‘Odisha Sarvoday Samaj’, who was leading a fact finding team into the case. “They had been detained illegally with hands and feet tied up with wires and were kept under tight security. When we tried to take snaps of the incident, we were threatened by security forces and our camera was snatched away by the cops,” said Das.

After returning from village, Das narrated the incident before the media, following which the police forwarded the victims to the court on false charges the next day on November 17, 2012. Their bail petitions were rejected re[peatedly before they were acquitted by the ADJ, Paralakhemundi on Monday. “The acquittal proved that the Bhaliaguda encounter was fake. Family members of the deceased who were killed in the police encounter will get justice one day,” said Campaign Against Fabricated Cases (CAFC) convener Narendra Mohanty and advisor Biswapriya Kanungo.

Maoists set ablaze 19 heavy vehicles in Jharkhand

Suspected cadres of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) set ablaze 19 heavy vehicles, which includes 16 trucks, two earth movers and one dumper, at Chapi village under Kisko Police Station area in Lohardaga District on December 11, reports The Times of India. Lohardaga Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Ratan Chothe said the vehicles were parked in the village after they came from the Bagru bauxite mines. The Maoists have not left any message.

A source said the Maoists asked the drivers to leave the site before they set the vehicles on fire. “Levy seems to be the reason behind the incident. No contractor has however complained against Maoists extorting levy. It will be known only after investigation,” said SP Chothe.

CRPF blames BSF pilots for December 1, 2014 Sukma ambush by Maoists

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has sought the “immediate dismissal from service” of two Border Security Force (BSF) pilots, blaming their “deliberate and intentional misconduct” for the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) attack in Kasalpad village of Sukma District on December 1, in which the CRPF lost 14 of its personnel, reports The Indian Express on December 11.

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