People’s War in India Clippings 25/10/2015


Chhattisgarh: Police arrest Naxal wanted in cases of murder, arson

A wanted naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, has been arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said on Sunday. The cadre identified as Shivcharan Uike (25), was nabbed from naxal-hit Bajarpara area under Koyalibeda police station limits last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police, Jitendra Singh Meena, told PTI. Acting on a tip-off about the arrival of a rebel in Bajarpara, around 250 km from Raipur, a police team was dispatched towards the site.

While surrounding the spot, security forces spotted a man trying to flee, following which they nabbed him after a short chase, Meena said. During interrogation, Uike admitted to his involvement with the outlawed movement as an active member of platoon No 25 of Rowghat Area Committee of the Maoists in north Bastar region, he said.

Life Limps Back to Normalcy in Satkosia

ANGUL:Near normalcy has been restored in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary, nearly four weeks after hundreds of armed Maoists were reported to have sneaked into different areas of the reserve which has 75 villages. Maoists, meanwhile, are down but not out of the areas, according to reports. Intense combing operation which was launched by combined security forces during the beginning of the month continues in the dense and inaccessible areas of the sanctuary to flush out the rebels.

But, no incidence of face-off between armed ultras and security forces has been reported so far. Police officials admit difficult terrain and extreme dense forest are an impediment in their way of taking on the rebels. While police officials are tightlipped on the combing operation, confidential reports stated that some cadres, undaunted by the exercise, are still holed up in the sanctuary areas while some have fled to border areas of Laxmipur jungle under Purunagarh jungle. It is well known that the Maoists used to have a safe corridor along the border areas of the sanctuary earlier. In the last three to four years, movement of Maoists was noticed in that part of jungle forcing police to launch combing operations.

The industrial district, which was out of reach of the Maoists until five years ago, had witnessed encounter between SOG and armed cadres last year. A Maoist camp in a forest under Chhendipada police limits was busted but no arrests were made. Forest Department sources said most of the beat houses and watchtowers, which were deserted by forest personnel are back in operation. But, the Chunari office remains desereted after some forest personnel were beaten up by the cadres last month.

Police, Naxals exchange fire in Telangana

An exchange of fire occurred between the personnel of a special party Police team and the underground cadres of Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML New Democracy) at Pandipampula forest area in Bayyaram mandal (administrative division) in Khammam District late on October 23, reports The Hindu. However, no causalities were reported. According to sources, the incident occurred when the special team was conducting a combing operation in the forest area between Pandipampula and Kambalapalli in the mandal late in the evening.

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