Naxal sent back to Coimbatore jail after CID completes probe
Karkala, Nov 5: During the last two days, Veeramani alias Shankarappa alias Vajramuni (57), a noted Naxal activist based in Tamil Nadu, was subjected to interrogation by a team of criminal investigation department (CID) from the state. CID deputy superintendent of police, Chandrashekhar, led the investigatng team. It is gathered that the team has completed its task. Therefore, as per the orders passed by the local court, Veeramani, who has been accused of his involvement in the murders of Bhoja Shetty and Suresh Shetty from Hebri Nadpal Seetanadi sometime back, has been sent back to Coimbatore jail. In connection with some cases there, Tamil Nadu police had arrested Veeramani a few months back.
He had been brought here on the basis of body warrant by the state police, as he was an accused in the above cold-blooded murders purportedly committed by Naxals. The Naxals had branded the victims as police informers against Naxal activities. In this case, 11 persons, identified as Manohar, Sanjeev Kumar, Vasant alias Anand, Devendra alias Vishnu, B J Krishnamurty, Nandakumar, Neelaguli Padmanabha alias Harish, Chandrashekhar, Ramesh Kumar, Veeramani, and Asha alias Sudha alias Pallavi alias Pavitra were named as accused. All of them are Naxals, policemen claim. A gang of Naxals had attacked Bhoja Shetty at his home, accusing him of siding with the police and passing information to them about the Naxal movement in the area. Bhoja Shetty had fought with the attackers valiantly by brandishing a sword he had at his home.
The gang, which fired at him, went back, but came back with vengeance sometime later, and succeeded in killing Shetty, a teacher by profession. A team of policemen led by Hebri station house officer, Seetaram, and armed members of Anti Naxal Force have accompanied the accused in his journey to Coimbatore. A team of police led by Hebri station house officer, Seetaram, had brought accused Veeramani to the taluk government hospital here on Wednesday November 4 morning. Chief medical officer of the hospital, Dr Jnanesh, who checked his health, declared him to be fit. When he was escorted back to the jeep, Veeramani surprised the gathering and passersby by raising pro-Naxal slogans. The main crux of his slogans were demand to withdraw Anti Naxal Force from malnad region, stop harassing people residing inside forests, long live Naxalism, Inquilab Zindabad, Naxalism zinadabad etc.
KCP(Poirei) warns tourism department
IMPHAL, Nov 3: The KCP (Poirei) in a press release has warned of taking up stringent actions against the officials of the Tourism Department for conducting rampant corruption in awarding tenders to undeserving contractors. Publicity secretary of the outfit , Malemnganba Meitei said that the outfit has asked the department to maintain transparency in the selection process and to provide a white paper.
It said that as the appeal of the outfit has been derided by the officials of the department, the only resolve now is to take matters into the hand and rectify the corruption and nepotism of the department. It said that the public should co-operate with the outfit to bring about transparency and should not rally to organize sit in protests/ dharnas when befitting action is taken up from the outfits side. It also applauded the stance taken up by Maoist Communist Party of Manipur and KCP(Liberation ) of boycotting the Sangai festival.
Maoists urged to release pastor’s son unharmed
The All India Christian Council Telangana State vice-president K. Daniel has appealed to the CPI (Maoist) leadership to ensure the safe release of Isaac, 18, son of a pastor, who was reportedly kidnapped by a group of Maoists from Yetapaka Agency area in Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday.
Talking to mediapersons along with the Telangana Jana Samiti State president G.F. Gopinath, several pastors from Warangal and other districts besides the parents of Isaac here on Tuesday, Rev. Daniel appealed to the Maoists to release Isaac unharmed. They said the abducted tribal youth Isaac, son of tribal Christian pastor, Kannaiah, of Laxmipuram, is an innocent youth.
Operation to neutralise Naxals on in Bastar
Chhattisgarh government has adopted a twin-strategy to neutralise Leftwing extremism in the conflict zone of Bastar in the state. While Naxals have been wooed with attractive sops including, an offer to absorb them in state government jobs if they surrendered, security forces have launched a major offensive against Maoists in Bastar. Chief minister Raman Singh on Wednesday announced a revised rehabilitation police for surrendered Naxals as well as victims of Maoist violence promising them jobs in the state government.
The state cabinet, which met here under the chairmanship of the chief minister decided to dismiss all the criminal cases pending against Naxals found to be indulged in violence and absorb them in government jobs if they surrendered. The cabinet also decided to make relaxation of age and qualifications to accommodate the surrendered Naxals in government jobs. They would be given a reasonable period to acquire required qualifications after they joined the job.
Surrendered Naxals, who have completed only primary education, would be absorbed in class four jobs in both the police and administration in the government. The revised rehabilitation policy also announced provision of monetary and other benefits. Interestingly, the unveiling of the revised rehabilitation policy for surrendered Naxals coincided with a stern warning issued by Bastar inspector general of police S.R.P Kalluri to Maoists in which he said that the Maoists should either lay down arms or face consequences. “We have launched major counter-insurgency operations in some parts of Bastar. The anti-Maoist offensive would be extended to rest of Bastar very soon. Our aim is to strike at Maoist leadership”, Mr Kalluri told reporters. District Reserve Guard personnel, constituting local tribals, are already back after training in jungle warfare and are engaged in operations, he added.
WOMAN MAOIST RELEASED FROM JAIL ARRESTED AGAIN
A woman Maoist who was released after three years form Tenughat jail was again arrested by the Rourkela police in Bokaro on Wednesday noon. Sheela Marandi, a hardcore CPI Maoist, was arrested again by the Rourkela police. Police arrested her at Tenughat Jail gate, said Neeraj Kumar, SDPO Bermo. She was found guilty in several naxal incidents across the Jhumra and Lugu hillocks regions and sent behind the bar for three years. On Wednesday she was released for the jail, said SDPO.
Sheela is also wanted by the police in several naxal incidents in Odisha. Rourkela police today rushed with an arrested warrant. She was arrested as soon as she came out from jail after completing three years of imprisonment, he said. According to the police Sheela is wife of a hardcore CPI Maoist Kisun Da, who was killed in a naxal-police encounter at West Bengal few days earlier.
Odisha cops arrest Maoist leader after her release from jail
The Odisha Police has arrested Maoist central committee member Shila Marandi (50) from the gates of Tenughat jail in Jharkhand as soon as she was released on bail yesterday. “Shila Marandi is a prominent Maoist leader. She has many cases against her name in Lathikata Police Station in Sundergarh district. We are searching for her for involvement in cases under other police stations,” SP Rourkela, Anirudha Singh said today. There was a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against her name, he added.
JOINT POLICE TEAM NABS THREE MAOISTS FROM AP
A joint team of Sukma police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) arrested three Maoists from East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Wednesday. The arrested insurgents were identified as Podiyami Somadu (28), Padam Kosa (25) and Vanjam Hirma (40), police said, adding that they were involved in some incidents that took place in Bastar region. The arrested outlaws were involved in series of incidents including attack on police personnel, damaging roads to thwart anti-Naxal operations, added police.
According to the police, based on inputs about the presence of ultras in their native village Lankapalli falling under limits of Chintur police station of Andhra Pradesh, a team of police personnel from Maraiguda police station of Sukma and CRPF were dispatched there. With the help of Andhra Pradesh Police, a joint team from Chhattisgarh conducted a raid at village Lankapalli and succeeded in nabbing three wanted insurgents. The arrested trio was brought here to Maraiguda and interrogation was underway
Two IEDs recovered near a Police Station in Chhattisgarh
Security Forces (SFs) on November 4, recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), planted allegedly by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres near a Police Station in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh, reports Business Standard. A joint team of SF personnel found the IEDs while carrying out a demining exercise near Fulbagdi Police Station on Kerlapal-Fulbagdi road, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Santosh Singh said. While one IED weighed 10 kilograms, another was of two kilograms, he said.
In a separate incident, Police recovered a five-kilogram tiffin bomb and a pipe bomb from Mardapal Police Station area of Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh on November 4, reports Business Standard. While carrying out a demining exercise between Khodsanar- Ranapal villages following a tip-off, a Police team spotted the tiffin bomb planted at an under-construction bridge, a Police official said. A detonator and 200 metres of wire were also seized from the spot. Subsequently, SF personnel recovered a pipe bomb between Mundipadar and Handapal village on the same route, he said, adding that the bombs were immediately diffused by Bomb Disposal Squad.