Death of Maoist functionary Nagesh a case of cold blooded killing by police: HRF
The Human Rights Forum (HRF) on Friday alleged that the death of Maoist functionary Nagesh was not a case of exchange of fire, but one of cold blooded killing by the police. A six-member fact-finding team from the HRF, headed by its general secretary V.S. Krishna, visited Mallampeta in Chintoor mandal of Andhra Pradesh and Pusugudem village in Konta block of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh. The team alleged that Nagesh was shot dead by three special party police personnel in plain clothes about 200 metres from Pusugudem at about noon on December 28.
“The police later moved the body across the boarder into Andhra Pradesh, dumped it near a tank on the outskirts of Mallampeta and termed it as an encounter,” alleged Mr. Krishna. The HRF demanded that the policemen responsible for the incident be prosecuted as per law. It alleged that though the police had every chance to arrest Nagesh, who was unarmed, they opted to shoot him down. HRF secretary Sheik Khadar Babu and executive committee members — K. Sudha and Y. Rajesh were among the members of the team.
Naxal held in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh
A Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, has been arrested in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said today. Acting on a specific intelligence input, Darsu Usendi (28) was apprehended at a weekly market in an area under the jurisdiction of Koyalibeda police station last evening by a joint team of district police force and the state intelligence team, Kanker Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena said. Koyalibeda is around 250 kms away from here. Usendi was arrested because of his suspicious movements; later he was identified as a wanted Naxal, police said.
According to the SP, he was a member of military company no 5 of the Maoists in North Bastar division and wanted for torching of vehicles engaged in mining work at Chargaon in the region last year, apart from involvement in other incidents of violence.
Maoists head down south in the jungles of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala
MHA has agreed to include four districts in tri-junction area to be included in Maoist area. Hyderabad: Pushed out of the hinterlands of the southern states, CPI Maoists have now infiltrated the hilly forest tri-junction area of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
After the Andhra-Odisha and Telangana state-Chhattisgarh borders, this is now the third most Moist concentrated area that is posing a serious threat to the internal security in south India. The MHA has agreed to include four districts in the tri-junction area to be included under the Maoist infested areas’ security scheme like in AP. During the recent 26th meeting of the Southern Zonal Council conducted by Ministry of Home Affairs in Vijayawada, it was stressed by the Centre and states that Maoists’ movements in seven districts in Kerala, five in Karnataka and the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu needed immediate attention to thwart the Left wing extremists.
Two Maoist Camps Busted, Arms Seized
KORAPUT: The BSF personnel engaged in combing operation in Maoist-infested Naryanpatna and Boipairiguda pockets recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from Maoist hideouts in the last two days. Following a tip off by intelligence agencies regarding operation of Maoist camps in Narayanpatna, Bandhguam, Boipariguda and Pottangi, BSF jawans intensified combing operation and busted two camps at Kumbari forest and Ramgiri forest.
They recovered four SBML, five 30 kg landmines, five guns and Maoists kits. However, the Maoists fled before the force reached the spot. It was third such recovery of arms and ammunition by the BSF during the week. Three days back the jawans seized Maoist materials and explosives near Sunki, bordering Andhra Pradesh. “The combing would continue as the forces have been alerted about presence of Maoists in bordering areas”, said a senior BSF officer monitoring the movement of Maoists.
Maoists attack work site of private company in Saran
Ultras of banned CPI (Maoist) blew up the generator room of a private company engaged in construction of Ara-Chapra bridge by exploding a bomb near Chirandh village under Doriganj police station in Saran district in the wee hours today. Maoists before making their escape good also left pamphlets demanding extortion money from the management of the private company.
Police said here that around 12 naxalites having allegiance with proscribed CPI (Maoist) barged into the work site of the company and made its 12 employees captives on gun point. Later, they triggered bomb explosion at the generation room, causing massive damage to it. Police have recovered three live can bombs from the spot. Bomb disposal squads have been called to defuse bombs.A massive manhunt is on to nab extremists.