People’s War in India Clippings 26/4/2016


CPI (Maoist) agitation against police in Dumka area.

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CoBRA jawan injured in a clash with Naxals in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

A CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) jawan was injured on Tuesday in an exchange of fire with naxals in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.The skirmish took place early on Tuesday morning when a team of CRPF’s elite unit – CoBRA 204th battalion was conducting an anti-naxal operation in the interiors of Basaguda police station limits – a naxal hotbed, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI. While cordoning off the region, located around 450 kms away from the state capital, when security forces reached Puvarti village forests, naxal opened indiscriminate firing on them leaving a constable Deepu Das injured, he said.

However, Maoists soon fled from the spot as jawans launched retaliatory attack on them, he said.
“Das, a constable belonging to CoBRA 204th battalion sustained bullet injuries on his back,” Elesela said.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured jawan was evacuated from the forests, he said adding that he has been airlifted to Raipur for treatment.

Maoists kill two villagers in Gadchiroli

The Maoists killed two civilians in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Monday. “Matpurshaha Sanaku Holi (42), a resident of Khamtala village and Gogasu Budhu (41), a resident of Huralayadand village under Kurkheda block of Gadchiroli district were killed by the Maoists today[Monday].
The Maoists went to the homes of both the victims and shot them dead branding them as police informers early morning,” said press statement issued by Gadchiroli district police.

The murders took place in an area considered to be “less Maoist sensitive and civil” area of Gadchiroli. The incidents have come as a surprise to security establishment in this district. According to the police press statement, Monday’s act by the Maoists was “due to frustration” as a senior Maoist cadre was killed by the police in an encounter in the district a week ago, said the statement.

“The Maoists have been restricted to a limited area in the district and have been pushed on back foot. They are now killing innocents because of extreme police pressure and out of frustration,” added the press note. The murders took place in an area considered to be “less Maoist sensitive”

Police Step Up Combing Ops in Maoist Hubs

ADILABAD: The district Police enhanced combing operations on the borders of Pranahita river and other interior forest areas, the region known to be a Maoists’ stronghold.It is learnt that a Maoist team led by district committee member Atram Shobhan alias Charles has entered the district and strengthening its cadre.

Police are keeping a close eye on the Maoists’ movements and their sources of funding.A source said higher officials of Greyhounds conducted a review meeting in the second week of March in Bellampelly constituency and decided to observe the movements of Atram Shobhan and his team.

Subsequently a special team was appointed to monitor Bheemini, Kotapelly, Nennela, Vemanpelly and other forests and plains. As part of their drive, Police arrested over 6 Maoist sympathisers as well.The meeting also discussed about the ‘People’s War Group (PWG)’ banners that appeared in December 2015 in Kagaznagar, a first in eight years. SP Dr Tarun Joshi said the Maoist movement is growing in the district and combing operations are being stepped up. He also said if any political leader wants to go to interior areas, they would have to do so only after a fool-proof check and security clearance from police.

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