Aurangabad police launch anti-Maoist operation
Aurangabad: Aurangabad police on Wednesday launched a combing operation against the Maoists in different parts of the district to instill confidence among the people. It may be mentioned here that five out of 11 blocks of the district are Maoist-hit. During 2009 general election, Deo block development officer’s office was also blown up by Red rebels, besides a dozen incidents of Maoist attack had taken place in this block in which over a dozen villagers including security forces lost their lives.
2-Day Bandh By Maoist To Oppose ‘Greenhunt’
A 2-day bandh has been called by Maoists in Nuapada, Malkangiri and Kalahandi districts from tomorrow protesting ‘Operation Greenhunt’. Operation ‘Greenhunt’ is a proposed joint operation by security forces against the naxals in the south-western part of Odisha. According to the sources the outlawed group has also called to observe bandh in neighboring Chhattishgarh. The bandh has been called by the Menpur Nuapada Divisional Committee demanding return of jungle land to tribal people and an exploitation-free society.
Maoists kill two persons in Andhra Pradesh
A group of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres have allegedly beaten to death a Girijan (tribal), identified as Pangi Sivayya of Boosiputtu village in Munchingput mandal (administrative unit) of Visakhapatnam district in the early hours of January 5, reports The Hindu. According to reports reaching the victim’s home, he was taken away and beaten to death near Sariapalli, a nearby village. He was branded as a ‘Police informer’.
…In a separate instance, police arrested two Naxals from Banglapara area.