Naxals oppose new mobile towers
Even as the Chhattisgarh government had been focusing on spreading the mobile network in the restive Bastar region, Naxalites have issued a fresh whip opposing the move. The police have recovered a poster stuck in an interior area in which the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) had signaled its strong opposition against expansion of communication network in the region. The rebels termed that the expansion of communication network was a false development of the government and it would oppose it.
The poster added that the mobile tower companies are earning huge profit but the towers are not for the sake of people. The Naxal wing underlined that the network would help in establishing communication between the security forces and informers located in the interior areas.
Maoist camp destroyed in encounter inside Satkoshia Sanctuary area
The security forces raided a Maoist camp at Chutkei under Purunakote police station in Satkosia wildlife sanctuary yesterday and seized Maoist materials. The Maoists, sources said, fled from the camp after an encounter with the security forces.There was no report of injury of any security force personnel, but any casualty or injury on the rebels’ side is not known, according to Angul SP Rajesh Pandit. The encounter took place when the forces raided their camp at Chutkei. The ultras fled the spot after some exchange of fire.
Some materials, including wireless sets, were seized from the camp. Combing operation has been intensified in entire Purunakote police station area since yesterday morning. Details are awaited, Mr.Pandit said. This was the second encounter in the industrial district which was out of reach of the Red rebels till 2013. In 2013 an encounter took place between the security force and the cadres in a jungle under Chhendipada police station in which a Maoist camp was destroyed by the security forces.The rebels, however, managed to flee. The movement of Maoists inside dense forest of Satkosia was reported some years back.However, in later part of September this year there were mass movement of armed cadre at some pocket of the sanctuary where they held regular meetings with local villagers. The Maoists also terrorized the forest staff.