Bauxite mining: Maoist leader alleges SP’s role
In an audio tape circulated to a few media houses by the East Division of CPI (Maoist), Kailasam, a leader from the division has claimed that the Superintendent of Police (Visakhapatnam) Koya Praveen is helping the companies who intent to undertake bauxite mining in the Agency areas of the district by trying to suppress the people’s movement. The tape has claimed that the SP is trying to blame the Maoists for instigating the adivasis in taking up a movement against the bauxite mining in the Agency areas of Visakhapatnam district.
But in reality, it was a people’s movement as bauxite mining in the pristine Agency areas will spell doom for the adivasis who have been inhabiting the region since generations. Kailasam has claimed that the SP is trying to gain control over the region by intimidating innocent adivasis in the name of area domination exercise, by employing the central paramilitary forces. The East Division leader alleged that Mr. Koya Praveen’s claim that the recent bandh called by the Maoist in the Agency areas, protesting the bauxite mining, was a big flop was a false declaration. “Running buses under armed escort cannot be justified as a success measure against the bandh call,” he has asserted in the audio tape. He also contended that the police was falsely blaming the Maoists for supporting the adivasis in ganja cultivation and trade in the interior parts of the Agency areas.
Maoist leaders release tape against Rural SP
VISAKHAPATNAM: Alleging that rural district police superintendent Koya Praveen is in league with ANRAK, the CPI (Maoist) east division secretary, Kailasam, in an audio press release, strongly condemned the ‘activities’ of the police department. He alleged that the mindset of the policemen had not changed ever since the days of the British Raj. He alleged that the police personnel were helping those hell bent on grabbing the bauxite mines against the wishes of the tribals. Kailasam also alleged that despite change in authority there has been no respite to the poor and those fighting for justice. “Every people’s movement is linked to the Naxal movement, whether it be strike by RTC employees, Anganwadi workers or Aasha workers,” he said.
Bihar: 9 injured in Maoist attack at bridge construction site
Nine labourers were injured during a maoist attack at a construction site in Banka district of Bihar,according to a police official. The torched vehicles include two SUVs, two tractors, an excavator, an earthmover and a motorcycle. “The incident happened near Dudhiyatadi village along Odni river where a bridge is being constructed by Chaubatiya Constructions. It seems to be a fall out of levy (extortion) demand by Maoists,”said Banka Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash.
The SP said around 20 Maoists arrived at the site searching for a particular official of the company. When they did not find him, they assaulted those working there leaving six injured. “The ultras then torched the vehicles parked there and fired indiscriminately while retreating. Three labourers were hit by bullets. All the injured have been admitted to Banka Sadar Hospital,” the SP said. Raids are being conducted to arrest those involved in the attack.
4 Maoists held in separate raids
Ranchi/Dumka/Dhanbad: Four suspected Maoists, including two women cadres, were arrested from different parts of the state on Sunday. The suspected women Maoists, Pooja Kumari and Bahumuni Kumari, were admitted in a hospital in Ramgarh, 80km from Ranchi city. Hazaribag DIG Upendra Prasad, under whose jurisdiction Ramgarh district comes, said the women have been shifted to Ramgarh sadar hospital under police protection. The Ramgarh police have informed their counterpart in Bokaro and other neighbouring districts to find out cases pending against the two. “They will be formally arrested after we get details of criminal cases against them,” Prasad said.
A source said the women in their thirties were suffering from abdominal ailments and came to Ramgarh from Bokaro to avoid police glare. “The two have been active in the CPI(Maoist) for a long time. It is not clear if they hold some position or rank within the Maoist organization or serve as ‘dasta’ (squad) members. The process is on to find out their whereabouts,” DIG Prasad said. “At this moment, the priority for us is to get them medical care. We will start interrogation after they get well,” he added. In Dumka, a “wanted” Maoist, who was involved in the killing of Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar in 2013, was arrested during a raid in his native village under Ramgarh police station on Saturday night, police said.
Police raided Suleman Hasda’s home at Siltha after they received a tip-off that he had returned to his village to settle a local dispute. “Suleman was wanted in connection with the killing of SP Amarjit Balihar. He has been absconding after the incident” said SP Vipul Shukla. He added that Hasda’s arrest is significant for police forces. A number of cases have been lodged against him in Shikaripara and Kathikund police station areas, said Shukla. Hasda was part of the rebel group which was involved in attacking the convoy then Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar near Kathikund on July 2, 2013 when he was returning from Dumka after attending a meeting with the then DIG Priya Dubey.
Another suspected Maoist activist was held from Giridih on Sunday in connection with a blast in a government building at Chainpur, 30km from Giridih district headquarters, said Giridih SP Kuldeep Dwivedi. Police identified the arrested Maoist as Buddhan Murmu (40), a resident of Betibandh village under Tesapuli panchayat in Pirtand block. Dwivedi said the district police worked on a tip-off that Maoists were camping near Parasnath foothills. “We had information that Murmu, along with a few rebels, were meeting in the Parasnath valley to plan an attack somewhere in Parasnath,” said the SP. He also added, “Soon after getting the information, a joint team of security forces and state police, led by the assistant commandant of the CRPF 154 battalion, Diesh Yadav, visited the locations in Bandrakho forest,” the SP said. Apart from his involvement in various incidents across the Giridih and suburban areas, Murmu was also involved in collecting levy, Dwivedi told TOI.
Giridih police arrest Maoist wanted in Chaipur blast
Giridih police led by officer-in charge RK Rana on Sunday arrested a hardcore CPI (Maoist) extremist at Bhandkharo village under the Nimiaghat police station of the district. The extremist has been identified as Budhan Murmu, a resident of Bhandkaro village of the same police station and was involved in recent blast at Chainpur area of the Giridih district, where a squid of 50 armed Maoists had triggered eight powerful landmines in quick succession at an upcoming multi-crore silk industrial project buildings 4 km from Nimiaghat police station in the small hours on July 9,2015, damaging three under-construction buildings. His arrest was a result of a series of raids conducted at several villages under jurisdiction Nimiaghat police station last one week.
Police sources said that Budhan Murmu was arrested from Bhandkharo village under the Nimiaghat police station .He was reportedly hiding in his respective house. According to Rana, the duo was wanted by the police for his involvement in several cases of extremist activities.
one maoist taken to Kozhikode in connection with case
Anoop, one of the five Maoists detained under NSA, was today taken from the central prison here to Kozhikode in Kerala to be produced in a court there in connection with a case. District Collector Archana Patnaik had ordered the detention of five maoists– Roopesh, wanted in 20 cases in Kerala, his wife Shyna, Anoop, Kannan and Eswaran– who were arrested from Karumathapatti on the outskirts of the city in the first week of May. They were lodged in Central jail here and have often been taken from here to kerala in connection with various cases. Kerala police presented the requisite documents and warrant to Jail authorities and took Anoop to Kozhikode early this morning, police said.
Two Maoists arrested in Bihar
Acting on a tip off, a Police team raided Shastri Nagar locality under Rampur Police Station in Gaya District and arrested a Communist Party of India Maoist-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) ‘area commander’, identified as Vikas alias Guruji on July 19, reports The Times of India. He was carrying a reward of INR 25,000 on his head. Meanwhile, a Maoist, identified as Vijay Manjhi, was arrested from Amjhar locality under East Colony Police Station area in Munger District on July 19, reports The Times of India.