Hardcore ‘Maoist’ Nabbed in Bihar
An alleged Maoist ultra was today nabbed by a joint team of CRPF and Bihar police in Naxal-hit Jamui district. Additional Superintendent of Police DN Pandey said that Sanjay alias Nepali, a hardcore Maoist, was arrested from Dakshini Pahari Lenin village under Chandradeep police station. The arrested person hails from Satgama village of Koderma district of Jharkhand, he said.
NSA slapped on Roopesh, 4 others; no bail for 1 year
Coimbatore: The Coimbatore Collector slapped the National Security Act on Maoist leader Roopesh, his wife Shyna and three others – Kannan, Veeramani and Anoop – here on Saturday, rendering them ineligible to seek bail for a year. The NSA was slapped on the Maoists as per the recommendations made by the Q branch of the Tamil Nadu police. The arrested had filed separate bail pleas in the Magistrate Court over the last few days.
The imposing of NSA has come as a setback to the Maoist leaders who are currently lodged in the Coimbatore Central Jail. The five were arrested by the police in Karumathampatti in Coimbatore on May 4. The ultras were nabbed in a joint operation conducted by Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh police. An anti-Maoist squad, led by the Andhra Pradesh police, had detained them from a tea shop on Annoor road in Karumathampatti, 25 kilometers away from Coimbatore.
Maoists set ablaze forest office in Maharashtra
Around 30 to 40 uniformed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres set ablaze an office of the forest department in Malewada village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra on July 16, reports The Hindu. No one was injured in the incident, however, the furniture and important documents of the forest department were damaged in the fire.
Maoists free abducted villagers in Odisha
The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres released all the abducted villagers of Mahupadar under the Mathili Police Station in Malkangiri District on July 17, reports The Pioneer. According to reports, the Maoists released all 11 abducted villagers after hearing their pleas in a ‘kangaroo court’ deep inside the Dandipadar forest in the District. While most of the abducted villagers were found innocent, a few were issued warning for committing mistakes, sources said.
Maoist arrested in Jharkhand
A Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadre, identified as Kaleshwar Mahto, considered close to Kundan Pahan, was arrested from Chowka in Saraikela-Kharsawan District on July 16, reports The Telegraph. Superintendent of Police (SP) Indrajit Mahtha said Mahto was wanted in cases of arson and extortion.