Punjab and Jharkhand police nab Maoist leader Deen Bandhu Pater in Jalandhar
The joint teams of state counter-intelligence wing and Jharkhand special branch police on Sunday arrested a CPI-Maoist from Basti Bawa Khel locality. A Platoon commander, Deen Bandh Pater, 28, was living with a fake ID of one Suraj Munda, which he had procured from Jharkhand, and was working as a labourer here since December. Pater was wanted in six murders, few kidnapping cases among other criminal cases at Jharkhand. As per details, the Jharkhand police had been camping in the city since the last two days and had raided the house at Basti Bawa Khel with the help of state counter intelligence wing. Cops told that Pater had joined Maoist movement in 2010 and had killed four people of his native village, Baaruhatu in Ranchi, due to old enmity.
The police teams said that he had also kidnapped and later killed two persons in West Singbhum district. The arrested accused was also part of a number of police encounters since 2010, the cops added. The officer also said that Pater had been trained by another most-wanted maoist zonal commander, Kundan Pahan, who carries a reward of Rs 5 lakh. The police said that since his school days, Pater supplied information to the maoists about police movements. He also supplied food and grocery to them. The officer further claimed that in January 2009, Pater was arrested by Ranchi police for his suspicious activities but was later released in November 2009. Meanwhile, Pater was produced before chief judicial magistrate Kewal Krishan at his house in the evening and had been sent him to five-day police custody.
STF jawan injured in Naxal attack
A personnel of Special Task Force (STF) of Chhattisgarh Police was injured in a skirmish with Naxals in Sukma district. Additional Superintendent of Police, Sukma, Santosh Sinh told PTI that Tilak Patel, a jawan, was injured in an encounter between Naxals and police in a forest near Palamdagu under Dornapal police station limits today. The rebels attacked an STF team, which was patrolling the area and the latter retaliated, he said, adding that the gun-battle went for nearly one hour. Additional force has been sent to the area, while a chopper has been sent from Raipur to airlift the injured jawan.
Two women Naxals killed in police encounter
Raipur: Two women Naxals were killed in an encounter with police in Kondgaon district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday, police said. Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Deepanshu Kabra said that police raided a Naxal camp in a forest near Kimdi village under Dhanora police station limits. In the ensuing exchange of fire with Naxals, two women cadres were killed, he said. Police also seized weapons and other material left behind by the rebels, apart from recovering the bodies of two women, who were yet to be identified.
Maoists kill village guard, slit throat
Suspected Maoists have killed a gram rakshi (village guard) on charges of being a police informer at a village in Koraput district’s Pottangi block last night, police said on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Jagu (30), who was attached to the Pottangi police station. Police officers said a group of at least three Maoists reached the home of Jagu at Peteru village, under Pottangi police limits at around 7.30 PM and opened fired on him after inquiring about his identity.
“Jagu was sitting on the veradah of his home. The three Maoists reached there inquired about our identities. No sooner Jagu revealed his identity, they fired on him,” a villager said adding “After Jagu succumbed to the bullet, the Maoists slit his throat.” A letter recovered from the spot revealed that Jagu was punished for working as a police informer and going as guide during combing operations in the area.
Maoists attack jeweller, one arrested: Cops
A Jeweller was seriously injured when Maoists attacked him with sharp edged weapons at a weekly market in the insurgency-hit Dantewada district, Superintendent of Police(SP), Dantewada, Kamlochan Kashyap said on Friday. “One person has been arrested in connection with the incident, who is member of Naxal Janmilitia active in the region,” he said. Notably, Maoists are observing week-long ‘Jan Pituri Saptah’ in the red zone and Friday was the first day of the week. The Maoists, according to experts, observe this week in the memory of their slain leaders and they also focus on new recruitment during the movement during this period. The incident happened at 8 am when the trader Manoj Soni hailing from Geedam was at his shop in the weekly market at Palnar village under Kuwakonda police station limits, the SP told The Pioneer. A group of Naxals carrying sharp edged weapons stormed into Soni’s jewellery shop and attacked him three-four times before fleeing from the spot and leaving him critically injured, he said.
Denied levy, Maoists burn road firm’s five vehicles
MUZAFFARPUR: Fifty-odd armed Maoists attacked the base camp of Gammon India, a road construction company, at Kamtaul village the Kurhani police station area on Muzaffarpur-Hajipur 4-lane road soon after Friday-Saturday midnight and burned five vehicles engaged in road construction work and three Bolero jeeps. Police attributed the violence to non-payment of levy by the company to Maoists. According to Muzaffarpur SSP Ranjeet Kumar Mishra, the Maoists had brought empty gunny bags and kerosene oil which they used in setting the vehicles afire, The vehicles used in construction work had steel body and, as such, they were only partly damaged. The invaders also slapped one of the 16 workers present at the base camp.
The Maoists’ operation lasted for 15 minutes during which they threw two handwritten leaflets issued by ‘Muzaffarpur-Vaishali sub-zonal committee of CPI (Maoist)’ at the site. The leaflets claimed they resorted to “sainik karrwai” (military action) as they did not get levy during the last 12 months despite assurances from the company management, the SSP said and added police had not been informed by the company about the demand of levy till a week back. The SSP suspected it to be the handiwork of the Maoists sub-zonal committee led by Anil Ram, which is active mostly in Patepur area in Vaishsli district. One suspected Maoist has been arrested and is being interrogated in this connection, said the SSP. Along with Seema Suraksha Bal, the district police have launched a combing operation around Kurhani since Saturday morning to nab the Maoists. A house-to-house search has been started, the SSP informed this correspondent on returning from the spot.
Pallel public condemns MCPM’s allegations
Imphal, June 05 2015 : People of Pallel have taken serious note of the allegations by the Maoist Communist Party Manipur (MCPM) that people of the area had attempted to foment communal tension over the May 5 Pallel killing. A public meeting was held at Pallel during which the statement by the Maoist Communist Party Manipur, which was published in local newspapers on Thursday, was condemned.
It clarified that people of Pallel did not cause any disruption to the June 3 National Highway-102 strike call given by people to protest the alleged killing of a woman activist by the Assam Rifles on May 30 . The allegations that people of the area attempted to spur communal tension by causing disruption to the general strike was baseless, the meeting clarified. The public meeting presided over by Up-Pradhan of Pallel Gram Panchayat Mutum Prakash sought help from all in maintaining peace in Pallel inhabited by different communities.