Wall slogans threatening informers in the name of CPI (Maoist) in Pankhajur
Maoists kill two tribals for being ‘police informers’
A group of 20 armed men stormed into the village and dragged the tribal from his house. Two tribals were killed allegedly by Maoists after branding them as ‘police informers’ in two separate places in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-hit Bastar division, police said on Sunday. A villager identified as Sukhram Poyam was shot dead by rebels late Saturday night at his village Kundla under Kurusnar police station limits, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police, OP Sharma told PTI.
A group of around 20 armed ultras stormed the village, located around 350 kms away from Raipur, and dragged out Poyam from his house. They shot rounds of fire at him and fled from the spot, he said. As per preliminary investigation, Maoists had branded him as ‘supporter and informer’ of police prior to his murder, the ASP said. After getting information about the incident, security forces were rushed to the spot this morning, he added. In another incident, a villager identified as Amrit Hurra (25) was killed with sharp-edged weapons by the ultras in Bhanupratappur area of Kanker district.
Hurra was abducted by some Naxals from his house at Ghotha village last night and his blood-stained body was found this morning outside the village, following which police was informed, a police official said. Naxals had dropped some pamphlets and put up banners at the spot in which they claimed Hurra to be a police informer, he said. Cases have been registered with regard to both the incidents, Sharma said.
Four Maoists held with weapons in Bihar
Jehanabad: Four wanted Maoists have been arrested along with weapons from Bihar’s Jehanabad district, police said today. Acting on a tip off, the police raided Timbalpur village last night and apprehended the four Maoists and seized two country-made carbines, a country-made pistol, six live ammunition, two mobile phones and a haul of naxal literature, Sub-divisional Police Officer Ashfaq Ansari said. The arrested ultras were wanted in connection with Maoist activities in several districts, he added.
4 Maoists held in Jehanabad
Patna: A self-styled area commander of CPI (Maoist), Gajendra Yadav, and three other members of the outfit were arrested from Bhatsara village under Pali police station area in Jehanabad district on Saturday night. Gajendra was also an accused in the Jehanabad jail break case in 2005. He was arrested twice in the past. Police also seized two countrymade carbines, one countrymade pistol, six live cartridges and Maoist literature from their possession. Jehanabad SDPO Ashfaque Ansari said Gajendra, Karu Paswan, Suday Prasad Yadav and Shyamdeo Mochi were arrested in connection with the torching of two earthmover machines at Sevanan under Karauna police outpost in the district on February 22.
He said Gajendra is a close associate of dreaded Maoist Pradyuman Sharma of Rustampur village in the district. Police sources said Gajendra was made the Maoists’ area commander three months back. “The four Maoists were arrested when they were to torch the machines for the electrification work going on in Bhatsara village,” said a source.
3 suspected Maoists arrested in Jharkhand
Three suspected Maoists were arrested on Friday in Khunti while police recovered landmines and IED in Latehar and Chatra districts. Assistant Superintendent of Police (Operation) P R Mishra told media that the Personnel of CRPF and Khunti district police faced a hail of bullets from the Naxalites when they undertook a search operation in the forests near Korba village in Khunti district. Mr Mishra said in swift retaliation, three of Naxals were arrested while the rest fled.
A carbine, a rifle, four pistols and Naxal literature were among the materials recovered from the encounter spot, he said. In Maoist-affected Latehar district, Superintendent of Police Anup Birtheray said that police recovered four powerful landmines, each weighing 30 kilograms and planted near the Tubed river under Sadar police station. An IED was recovered near Satbahini river under Pratapur police station in Chatra district , the police said.
SFs exchange fire with Maoists in Jharkhand
Three suspected Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres were arrested after a brief exchange of fire between the Security Forces (SFs) and the Maoists in Khunti District on February 27, reports Business Standard.
Rallagedda outpost to be ready by March
Visakhapatnam: With the new police outpost at Rallagedda Kotturu all set to be ready by next month, the Visakha Rural police are gearing up to minimise Maoist presence in their stronghold areas of Korukonda in the Visakha Agency. The cops are planning to inaugurate the outpost by inviting state police director general JV Ramudu before the end of the present fiscal. According to sources, the new outpost is one among the five outposts proposed by the Visakha Rural cops as part of their efforts to curb naxal menace in the Agency areas by increasing their permanent presence.
The works on the Rallagedda outpost has been on for the past one month. The outpost will have barracks to house a company of armed policemen, either special party police or BSF jawans. It is to be noted that the central government has already sanctioned one battalion of BSF jawans, comprising seven companies with each company having 100 jawans, for Visakha district. According to sources, the outpost has come up on a three-acre open site along the roadside. Eight structures have been constructing in the barracks for the convenience of the policemen.
The rural cops have been taking all the safety precautions for the outpost as they had a bitter experience earlier when the naxals blew off many outposts at Darakonda, Pedavalasa and other places that had lesser number of cops. “This outpost will have around 100 armed personnel with sophisticated weapons and strong sentry posts, besides strong barbed fence. Nobody can intrude into it,” a senior officer in the anti-naxal wing told TOI.
SERENDAG FORWARD SECURITY POST BRINGS RAY OF HOPE, SAYS LATEHAR SP
Setting up of a forward security post at Serendag in Latehar district has come as a major thorn in flesh of the CPI Maoists. The forward security post was inaugurated by DGP Jharkhand DK Pandey only a few days back. Sources said there was a time in Palamu police range when Maoists used to resist and foil the setting up of forward security post like the one at Chak village where in the tenure of SP Palamu Deepak Verma Maoists had imposed a 21-day long bandh for its disbanding which the police administration did not yield. SP Latehar Anoop Birtharey speaking to The Pioneer on Sunday February 28 described the Serendag forward security post as of great strategic importance which would demolish the ‘badshahat’ of CPI Maoists in this region.
Maoist killed in encounter
A Maoist was killed during an exchange of fire between the outfit and security forces at wee hours of Saturday in Niyamgiri hills area. Large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from a camp in the area deserted by the Maoists. The encounter took place around 4.30 am in Niyamgiri hills near the remote Dangamati village under Kalyansinghpur police station in Rayagada district. On a tip off that large number of armed Maoists had gathered in Niyamgiri hills area for some major operation, a team of Rayagada District Voluntary Force led by Rayagada Superintendent of Police K.Siva Subramani started a combing operation in the area. The security personnel came across the Maoist camp during the combing operation leading to a exchange of fire in which a utra was killed.
Identity of the dead ultra has not been ascertained yet. According to the SP, the ultras had established the camp on a hillock and there were around 40 naxalites present in it, when the encounter occurred. After suffering a casualty, the remaining rebels managed to escape taking advantage of the hilly jungle terrain. The items seized from the camp included one china-made pistol, two country made revolvers, one rifle, 181 rounds of ammunition of different firearms, seven magazines of Self Loading Rifles, one live grenade, two Improvised Explosive Devices in the form of tiffin cases, two wireless sets, one wireless scanner, 12 knives, 19 kitbags, five set of Maoist uniforms, six FM sets and large quantity Maoist literature.
As per the SP, the Maoist group at the camp was operating under the leadership of Sukhdev alias Bunty. This group had infiltrated into Niyamgiri region two years back and it is suspected that in recent months they had established their base on the hillock near Dangamati village. These Maoists were alleged involved in terrorising Dongria tribals of Niyamgiri hills area through threats and killing of innocents. On February 2, the group detonated a landmine targeting security forces near Lakhpadar under Kalyansinghpur police station. But due to alertness of security personnel no damage was done.
Maoists kidnap 2 Dongria Kondh youths
Rayagada: A few hours after security force jawans killed a Maoist in an encounter near Dangamati village inside Niyamgiri forest under Kalyanpur police limits in the district, ultras abducted two youths of the Dongria Kondh community of the same village branding them as police informers. The Maoist had been killed in the wee hours of Saturday while the left wing extremists (LWEs) lifted the youth in the evening. Panic gripped the Dongria Kondh community.
The kidnapped youths were identified as Shyam Sikka of Dangamati under Kalyansinghpur police station and Ludu Wadka of Khambesi village under Bissamkatak police station. Residents of the area said it must be a handiwork of LWEs, who create a reign of terror by organising a series of violent activities. Families and relatives of the two youths have been searching for the youth. However, they failed to get any clues till this report was filed. When contacted, police said investigations were on and measures were being taken to trace the youths. Meanwhile, security forces launched an extensive combing operation in the area to nab the Maoists. The Maoist had been killed when a combing operation was on in the area by the security forces led by Rayagada SP K Siba Subramnani.
The BSF and district voluntary force came across a Maoist camp inside the forest when at least 20 rebels opened fire at the police. The security forces retaliated and the rebel was killed. The security forces recovered two 9 MM pistols, a gun and a huge cache of explosives from the encounter spot after the Maoists dispersed into the dense forest. Sources said the rebels who fled the spot in the face of a heavy encounter later arrived at the village and abducted the tribal youths branding them as police informers.
In another incident, the ultras had killed a youth identified as Biswanath Khila of Handikhal village under Chitrakonda police station in Malkangiri district late Friday night suspecting him to be a police informer. Four years ago, they had killed his father Manik Khila, who worked as a village guard, for the same reason. PNN
Maoist taken to govt hospital for cataract treatment
Coimbatore: A Maoist leader lodged in Coimbatore central prison was on Saturday morning taken to Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital for cataract treatment. Police said Maoist leader C Veeramani alias Eswar alias Sara alias Sunilkumar, 60, of Samayanallur near Kattumannargudi in Cuddalore district, has been suffering from cataracts on both eyes and had sought treatment from prison authorities. At the hospital, Veeramani was taken to the ophthalmology department where doctors examined his eyes and gave medicine. He was later taken back to the prison. Veeramani was arrested along with four other Maoists from a bakery at Karumathampatti in May last and they were lodged at the central prison.
Maoist Violence, Police Encounter Claim 2 Lives in Odisha
BHUBANESWAR/MALKANGIRI:Left Wing Extremists (LWEs) stormed a wedding function in southern district of Malkangiri where they killed a tribal youth branding him as a police informer on Friday night, hours before security forces gunned down a Maoist in Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada district during an exchange of fire. Acting on a tip-off about congregation of Maoists near Dangamati village, a District Voluntary Force (DVF) team, led by Rayagada SP K Siva Subramani, headed out to comb the Niyamgiri hills on Friday evening.
During the early hours of Saturday, the security forces came across the Maoist camp where about 40 members were present. In the ensuing exchange of fire, a middle-aged cadre was killed. His identity is yet to be ascertained. About seven hours before the group was spotted in Rayagada, down south in Malkangiri, the Maoists killed Biswanath Khilla, a tribal youth of Panasput village in the cut-off region on the other side of Chitrakonda reservoir. Biswanath, according to his uncle Kamal Lochan Khilla, was in a marriage ceremony at Khajuriguda, about one km from Panasput, when a group of 12 Maoists raided the function. Armed with sophisticated weapons, they dragged him to nearby forest.
He was produced before a “Praja Court” which branded him as a police informer and handed out death sentence. The Maoist tied Biswanath’s hands and slit his throat with a sharp weapon. He bled to death at the spot. On December 26 last, the Maoists had killed Badpadar sarpanch Jayaram Khara on the same charges. Meanwhile in Niyamgiri hills, the security forces found a huge cache of ammunition and arms following a search in the camp. Four guns, at least 180 rounds of ammunition for various fire arms, hand grenade, seven SLR magazine, two wireless sets, a dozen knives, two tiffin bombs apart from logistics materials were found in the camp. The operation, the first successful one in the last three years in the region, is considered a major step for Odisha Police as Maoists are trying to create a corridor through Rayagada-Kandhamal-Kalahandi districts to connect Chhattisgarh.
Sources said the group was being commanded by Bauri Bandhu Sethi alias Sukhdev alias Bunty who was present at the camp. Bunty who heads Bansdhara-Ghumsar Division of CPI (Maoist) operates a group of about 46 cadres. However, with local recruitment drying up, he was being assisted by a company of cadre sent by the Maoist party from Chhattisgarh. “We have information that the Chhattisgarh company comprised 30 cadre members and was trying to build up activities in the region by supporting the Bansadhara-Ghumsar Division which operates in four sub-groups of about 10 members each,” a senior police officer said.
MALKANGIRI CASE Armed with sophisticated weapons, Maoists raid a marriage function in a village of Malkangiri district They drag a youth from the spot to nearby forest The youth convicted in ‘Praja Court’ as a police informer The Red ultras slit his throat and he bleeds to death
RAYAGADA INCIDENT On a tip-off about Maoists’ presence, District Voluntary Force team, led by Rayagada SP, launches combing operation in Niyamgiri hills Security forces come across the Maoist camp attended by about 40 members Exchange of fire ensues and a middle-aged cadre is killed
Naxals comes out in support of Kanhaiya
Nagpur: The western sub-zonal bureau of the Communist party of India (Maoist) of north-south Gadchiroli has issued a press note demanding the release of JNU student union president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been arrested on charges of sedition earlier this month. The banned Maoist outfit has targeted the high-handedness of the PM Narendra Modi-led government in suppressing the voices of dissidents. The press release also alleged that organizations like RSS and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) are fast losing their image in the society which did not go down well with the Hindu rightist bodies. The rebels have also appealed to the media and other intellectual sections to ensure that they do not get lured by the misleading propaganda of the present Hindu ideology-driven government.
Those helping Reds face action in Aurangabad
Aurangabad: Aurangabad district administration has decided to take action against some “white collar” people who are allegedly giving covert support to the Maoists. “We have identified such persons and action would be taken against them soon,” SP Babu Ram said. The SP said that the police have put the cellphone numbers of persons assisting the Maoists on surveillance after getting clearance from the government. “Many of them are in constant touch with the Red rebels and some are even funding them,” the SP added.
A police officer said the matter came to light during an encounter at Bandh Goryea about a month back in which four Maoists were gunned down by the security forces. “The SHOs have been asked to prepare a list of such persons who provide assistance to Maoists. If found guilty, they would be booked ,” said the officer. Earlier, the district police had arrested more than 12 people, including employees of construction companies, on the charge of giving levy to the Maoists. Meanwhile, the Aurangabad police have arrested one Jagnarayan Kumar, a resident of Piprahi village under Rafiganj police station on the charge of assisting self-styled sub zonal commander of CPI (Maoist) Rampravesh Yadav. The SP saidt the arrested person used to pass information to the Maoists about police activities. Sources at Rafiganj police station said Kumar was wanted in several cases. A cellphone and two SIM cards were recovered from his possession.