Security personnel seize huge cache of explosives
Bhubaneswar: The security forces on Saturday busted a Maoist camp and seized huge cache of explosives during a combing operation in Patadaraha reserve forest in Nuapada district. 689 detonators,10 tiffin bombs, one revolver and some Maoist literature were seized by the security personnel during the combing operation, said an official. Acting on a tip-off, the operation was carried out by CRPF, SOG and DVF personnel. Nuapada SP said the combing operation launched in early morning is still going on.
BAUXITE MINING ROW MAY REVIVE NAXAL MOVEMENT: AP DGP
Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh police believe that the naxals may try to revive their movement by whipping up sentiments of tribals who are perturbed over the state government’s decision to allow bauxite mining in forest land in the district. “The Maoists may use the opportunity to regain their lost glory in the Vizag Agency area,” state DGP J V Ramudu said on Friday. He said that police are competent to handle any law and order issue probably arising out of the resumption of the activity.
Bauxite mining is not a new issue and the government has given its approval for starting the activity in forest land. He said the Maoist activity has been under check in Vizag Agency area and at the Andhra Odisha Border (AOB), barring a few infrequent incidents. The latest controversy over bauxite mining issue may spur the Maoist revival in Vizag, the DGP said. Replying to a query on special protection given to some political leaders, including Panchayat Raj Minister Ch Ayyanna Patrudu over the mining issue, Ramudu said that the police would continue to give special protection, as per the security committee’s recommendations, to those leaders in Vizag district who have received life threat from rebels over the issue.
The minister and few other leaders had reportedly received threats after the N Chandrababu Naidu government, through a Government Order (GO), allowed bauxite mining in 1,212 hectares of forest land. The DGP also dismissed allegations that the police are trying to suppress the protests of tribals and muzzle voice of opposition parties over the mining issue. The DGP said the police were examining the YSR Congress Party’s petition seeking permission for its party chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to visit Chintapalle area under Vizag Agency on December 2 and holding of a public meeting against the bauxite mining.
Latest Maoist posters surface in Khammam dist.
Handwritten wall posters seeking remunerative prices for agricultural produce have sprang up in the name of CPI (Maoist) Sabari Area Committee at different locations in Dummugudem mandal in the wee hours of Friday. Several wall posters written in the name of the rebels surfaced at Lakshminagaram and Mulkapadu villages in the mandal in the small hours of the day. The rebels, through the wall posters, called for a relentless struggle to safeguard the rights of farmers, curb the menace of spurious fertilizer and pesticides in the Agency mandals of Bhadrachalam division.
Bastar: Intel chief among 4 Maoists killed in operation
Four Naxals, including the intelligence chief of Bhairamgarh area committee of outlawed CPI (Maoist), were on Friday gunned down in an encounter with the tribal battalion of Chhattisgarh police, christened as district reserve group, in the forested terrain of Hullur in south Bastar district of Bijapur in the state. The deceased Maoists included two women cadres. “The intelligence bureau has sounded an alert on the plan by the Maoists to launch a major attack in the region.
Acting on the IB tip off, a joint team of DRG and district force launched a search operation. Maoists opened fire on the search party when the latter was closing in on their camp established near the forested village of Hullur. A fierce gun battle ensued between them in which four insurgents were killed,” Bijapur district additional superintendent of police Indira Kalyan Elesele told this newspaper. One of the deceased has been identified as Rainu, intelligence chief of Bhairamgarh area committee of CPI (Maoist), he added. While two other deceased have been identified as Sundari, member of local Operation Squad, and Paiku, gun man of Rainu, identity of another deceased woman cadre is yet to be ascertained.