Maoism-hit states get tips on fighting menace from Odisha
Top IPS officers of nine states affected by left-wing extremism (LWE), including Odisha, exchanged notes on intelligence sharing and other issues as part of the efforts to counter the menace more effectively at a national level at a workshop here today. The workshop held at the headquarters of the Commissionerate police was organised by the Directorate of Intelligence of Odisha police. The meeting was attended by Joint Secretary, LWE affairs Dilip Kumar, Security Advisor of MHA, Sanjay Aggarwal, Director LWEO, Anand Jain, Odisha DGP Sanjiv Marik, additional DGP AK Sarangi, Intelligence ADG Sunil Roy and other top IPS officials. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed the Naxal affected states to replicate the strategy used by the Odisha police to deal with the Red ultras, Marik told reporters after the meeting. “The focus of the meeting was on Intelligence sharing among the Naxal affected states,” he said.
While praising the anti-Naxal module implemented by the Odisha police, the DGP said the strategies adopted by Odisha police to tackle Maoism was presented before its counterparts from Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The DGP said Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states shared through video presentation their respective strategies, which have helped them combat Maoism successfully in their states.
Six dreaded Maoists, one of them allegedly involved in the Jiram valley attack, were arrested today in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district.
Based on specific inputs, the cadres were apprehended from separate places in the district, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI. One of the arrested ultras identified as Baman was among the group of armed rebels that had targeted the convoy of Congress leaders in Jiram valley of Darbha region on May 25, 2013, the SP said. Baman, who worked as an active member in platoon number 2 of military company 2 of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), was nabbed from Kawadgaon village under Katekalyan police station limits, Kashyap said. The rebel was active in western Bastar division of Maoists and was carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, he added.
Another cadre Aaytu alias Linga nabbed from Metapal village, was deployed as Bhairmagarh LGS (local guerrilla squad) of Maoist, the SP said, adding, that a reward of Rs five lakh had been announced for his arrest. Besides, Ghasiya alias Joga and Sodhi Sanna, who were carrying Rs one lakh each on their heads, were nabbed from Kuwakonda police station limits, he said. Two janmilitia members – Bheema Kunjam and Hurra Kunjam are others among arrested, he said.
Maoists abduct constable, police remain clueless
A group of heavily armed Maoist rebels abducted a police constable early on Tuesday morning at gunpoint from his official vehicle and the police are clueless of his whereabouts yet. According to the information reaching here, the abducted constable has been identified as Veera Basant, a District Force (DF) personnel who is posted with Awapalli police station in the district. The police personnel according to sources, was kidnapped at gun point while he was on his way to district headquarters at a stretch between Bijapur and Bhopalpatnam without any provocation from him.
Maoist lifts ban on Shishu Nisha Niketan
IMPHAL, April 7: Announcing that the ban on Shishu Nisha Niketan, Kwakeithel has been lifted following assurance given by parents of the school students that full support will be given to the step taken up against the institute, the outlawed Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has claimed that many wrongdoings committed by CBSE schools based in the state have been unfolded during an in-depth investigation launched by the outfit.
A statement issued by Comrade Nonglen Meitei, Secretary Publicity and Propaganda, Maoist Communist Party, Manipur contended that the outfit has identified several individuals who took large amount of money from students by giving false promises that they would get passed their examination in case they pay the money. Stating that names of the individuals will be made public soon so that people could know their misconduct, the statement said that identity of those who supported the individuals for wrong reasons will also be revealed before public as well.
AFSPA extended to most of Arunachal Pradesh
Government has extended Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to almost the entire State of Arunachal Pradesh, citing a serious law and order situation in all Districts of the State which border Assam, reports The Sangai Express. As per a new notification issued by Union Home Ministry (UMHA) on March 27 by its Joint Secretary Shambu Singh, all Districts of Arunachal Pradesh bordering the State of Assam have been declared as “disturbed area” under Section 3 of AFSPA for next one year…. The notification further adds that “The left-wing extremism is silently trying to infiltrate into the State as it is found to be mostly active in areas of Dhemaji and Tinsukia Districts in Assam bordering with the Lower Dibang and Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.”