Seven powerful IEDs recovered in Dantewada district
Raipur: Seven powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs), allegedly planted by Naxals, were recovered in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Sunday, police said. A team of Central Reserve Police Force’s 111th and 230th battalions and the local police recovered the explosives in a forest between Aranpur and Kondapara, a senior police said.
Road between Aranpur and Jagargundai is being constructed in this densely forested area, 450 km from Raipur. Based on inputs provided by Sukka Ram Mandavi, a Naxal cadre arrested last week, security forces launched a de-mining exercise on the route and spotted IEDs planted at various locations. Security forces have often suffered casualties due to the landmines planted by Naxals on this route, he said.
Garhwa cops plan to check tendu levy collection
Garhwa: Garhwa police have worked out a new strategy to foil the Maoist plan of levy collection from contractors during tendu leaf collection beginning from May15 this year. After being pushed to a corner by a series of successful security operations in the past two years, the rebels mayagain try to regroup in the region and collect huge amount from the contractors of tendu leaf. Besides the CPI (Maoist), Tritya Prastuti committee (TPC), a breakaway faction of the CPI (Maoist) has also strong holds in some parts of the district.
Tendu leaf is one of the main sources of income for the rebels, as they get huge amount of money from the leaf contractors every year.
Garhwa SP Priyadarshi Alok said police are all set to foil the Maoist plan as police are keeping close vigil on their activities during tendu leaf collection. “Police have already launched regular raids on their possible hideouts”, said the SP.