People’s War in India Clippings 28/1/2016


Resort manager kidnapped by Maoists in Wayanad

Meppadi: A resort manager in Wayanad was reportedly kidnapped by Maoists in the early hours of Thursday. Lijeesh Jose, manager of Garden of Eden Resort at Meppadi Rippon Estate was kidnapped by the Maoists between 2.30 am and 3 am. “A 10-member Maoist group entered the resort and took away the resort manager. They were speaking Hindi and Kannada,” an eye witness said.

Chhattisgarh Creates Post Of Special Director General To Tackle Naxal Menace

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh has constituted a post of Special Director General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations) to effectively combat Left Wing Extremism in the state and has given the charge to senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer DM Awasthi as part of a minor reshuffle in the top. “The reshuffle order of the four officers came last evening from Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan), Naya Raipur,” a government official said. The state government has appointed 1986-batch IPS officer DM Awasthi as the Special Director General of Police (Anti-Naxal Operations).

A Director General (DG)-rank official, Mr Awasthi has also been assigned the charge of another crucial offshoot of the state police – the Special Intelligence Branch (SIB). Besides, he will continue to look after the affairs of Chhattisgarh Police Housing Corporation as its Managing Director.

Amnesty Alleges Police Inaction Over Rape Complaints By Tribal Women In Chhattisgarh

CHENNAI — Police in Chhattisgarh face mounting criticism for delays in registering complaints of rape during operations against Maoist rebels, with Amnesty International India demanding an independent probe into police inaction. One of India’s poorest regions, Chhattisgarh has seen major security operations to flush out Maoist rebels who say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers to land and a greater claim on mineral wealth. According to Amnesty’s India office, 13 women from the Adivasi group said they were raped and sexually assaulted by police and security forces during anti-Maoist raids in Nendra village between January 11 and 14.

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