People’s War in India Clippings 2/5/2015


Naxals hack two to death on suspicion

Alleged Naxals killed two persons at Decchli village early Friday morning on the suspicion that they had informed the police about location of a group of Naxals on April 25. The slain duo have been identified as Shailesh Rajavalu Arangelawar (25) and Shrinivas Mallayya Pappulwar (32). According to a police, the Naxals suspected that the two had alerted the police about their location near Shinda village in Aheri tehsil on April 25, which led to an encounter in which a senior woman Naxal was grievously injured.

Superintendent of Police Sandip Patil told The Indian Express, “The two were apparently beaten up and hit with stones.” Pappulwar was brother-in-law of a policeman. In the encounter, the police had recovered Naxal literature and claymore mines from the spot.

Police Arrest Three Maoists in Bihar

DEHRI-ON-SONE: Three Maoists were today arrested while collecting levy from the owner of a brick kiln in Bihar’s Rohtas district, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a police team headed by Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Ashok Prasad raided Nimiyadih village in the district where a group of Maoists were collecting levy from a brick kiln owner and arrested three of them, Superintendent of Police Shivdeep Lande said. Police seized naxalite literature and four mobile phones from them.

Maoist poster makes a comeback in Medak

Medak: A wall poster, ostensibly by the Maoists, created a flutter in police and political circles in Medak district on Thursday. The poster, which listed a charter of 10 demands, was pasted on the wall of the revenue divisional office in Siddipet town and was purportedly issued by the Maoist Telangana state spokesperson Jagan. Maoist posters are quite common in Khammam, Warangal and Karimnagar districts. But it is for the first time in 10 years that such a poster has appeared in Medak district, which was once a hotbed of Naxalites.

Since the bifurcation, Maoists have stepped up their activities in Khammam as well as Visakhapatnam and Srikakulam districts. The demands in the poster include free transport of silt from lakes to agricultural fields under the ongoing Mission Kakatiya programme, payment of pension to all beedi workers irrespective of the provident fund facility, and transparency in the distribution of land to STs, SCs and BCs in the state.

Firing creates tension in Agency

An incident of firing at Teemulabanda village in GK Veedhi mandal in Visakha Agency on Friday created tension for some time. It was reported that abut half-a-dozen persons travelling in a four-wheeler fired at a group of Girijans who are on their way to open bank accounts. But no one was injured. According to unconfirmed reports a small group of CRPF personnel from Rajahmundry, searching for Maoist militia members Seetu and Tammana Naidu came to the village. The militia members started running after noticing the CRPF men, and the CRPF men fired a few shots at them and left the village as the militia members escaped.

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