MCP Manipur firebombs Central Institute of Science
Maoist Communist Party Manipur has claimed the responsibility for the attempted arson at Central Institute of Science in Keishamthong Hodam Leirak on Saturday night. The Maoist Communist Party Manipur said its wing Red Guards executed the mission yesterday. The party accused the institute of enrolling many students and never giving them chance to sit in examinations. The party also alleged that the Central Institute of Science is misguiding the students. Accusing the institute of indulging in privatisation of education in the state, the Maoist Communist Party Manipur has asked the authorities of the Central Institute of Science to close down the institute till further notice.
The authorities have also been asked to return fees to about 2,000 students within 5 days. The outfit warned the authorities of the institute with severe action if they fail to do so. It may be mentioned that the party has already banned the MM Higher Secondary School, Little Rose Higher Secondary Canchipur, Institute of Arts and Science Kwakeithel, Ram Krishna Higher Secondary School, Akash Institute of Science and Arts.
Naxal carrying Rs 2 lakh reward arrested
A Maoist, 23 year old, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head has been arrested by Gadchiroli police from Maharasthra-Chhattisgarh border. The arrested naxal has been identified as Baburao alias Vinu Madavi, police said here today. Madvi, who was arrested yesterday, use to procure and supply arms & ammunition for the ultras, besides being involved in other crimes, police said.
Huge cache of explosives seized, three Maoists held
MUNGER: High powered explosive materials, two big landmines, five thousand metres of electric wires, life saving drugs, khaki uniforms, woollens, liquids used for landmines explosion in big jar besides many other chemicals, Maoists literatures and computerized guidelines for the “Red Army” of the Maoists detailing the war tactics in the event of an encounter with the police, were seized by the police during a three-day joint operation against the Naxals involving CRPF, STF, SSB and district police.
Displaying the seizure from the Naxal hideouts from the districts of Munger, Lakhisarai and Jamui before the media on Saturday evening, DIG, Munger range, Sharveshwar Prasad Shukla, accompanied by Munger SP Varun Kumar Sinha, said three hard-core Maoists, including Mithu Koda, resident of Kumartari village under Haveli Kharagpur police station; Monu Koda, resident of Barmasiya village under Haveli Kharagpur police station; and Banu Koda, resident of Machchi tola in Lakhisarai district were arrested during the search operations while some top Maoist leaders managed to escape taking advantage of the 1,400ft mountain top. The DIG said fifty landmines laid by the Maoists on the hill to blow up the approaching CRPF battalion were also destroyed by the police.
At least half a dozen training camps of the Maoists were destroyed, the SP said, adding that a 6×6 sq ft banner with ‘Laal Salam to Lenin, Stalin and Mao’ printed on it, was also seized. ASP (operation) Naveen Kumar, CRPF deputy commandant Saroj Kumar, assistant commandant Varun Sharma, who participated the operation against the Reds, were also present on the occasion.
Search operation on for escaped Maoist leader
RANCHI: State police have launched a massive search operation for CPI Maoist’s central committee member Arvindji, who escaped after a police encounter at Champipat Bans Pahar near Gurdari area of Gumla district. Additional security forces were deployed along the inter-state border and police stations along the Chhattisgarh border have been alerted a day after he escaped. ADG operations Anil Palta said extensive search operations are going on in places neighboring the site, near Chhatisgarh border.
“The Maoists might try to move towards Chhatisgarh as forces have taken over the forests after Friday encounter,” a police officer said. Arvindji was passing from Latehar to Saranda forest in West Singhbhum district via Gumla district with a contingent of 100 Maoists carrying huge explosives and other utility items on 13 horses when the encounter began. The police have categorically ruled out bullet injuries to Arvindji though sources said the top extremist’s ankle was hurt when he fell down from the bike he was riding during the encounter”I cannot confirm the ankle injuries unless I get some concrete inputs,” Lohardaga SP Manoj Ratan, holding charge of Gumla district, said.
A police officer said one of the bikes had blood stains indicating that someone was hurt in the Maoists’ contingent. The Maoists have not called a bandh so far in reaction to the encounter. Police intelligence say the Maoist camp also had a doctor and they are hiding somewhere near south Gumla. “Over 10 companies of CoBRA and CRPF personnel were pressed into the ongoing operations on Saturday. The forces scanned forests around the spot throughout the day but could not make any significant recovery,” a police officer said.