Naxal, allegedly involved in IED blast, held in Chhattisgarh
A naxal who was allegedly involved in triggering an IED blast that injured a jawan in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district recently, was arrested on Sunday, police said. The cadre, identified as Santuram Padda (35), was nabbed from Salhepara forests under Badgaon police station limits of the district by a joint team of Border Security Force (BSF) and district force, Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police Jayant Vaishnav said.
Controlling Naxal menace in Balaghat is our mission: DGP
“Insurgency of Naxalites in district Balaghat has been taken up as a mission and joint operation of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh police is underway in the affected areas to check the menace. Madhya Pradesh police is on top in terms of conviction in sensitive crime cases and there is no significant rise reported in past financial year. Police force is going high-tech by adopting advanced technologies and strengthening its manpower with new recruitments,” said Surendra Kumar Singh, Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh.
YOUTH HACKED TO DEATH BY NAXALS
A youth was hacked to death by Naxals in Kirandul police station limits of insurgency hit Dantewada district police said here on Saturday.
“A group of armed Naxals killed Vijay Mandavi in Cholnar village on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday,” Bijapur Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap informed. A group of armed Naxals on Friday late night stormed into Mandavi’s home at Cholnar about 5 km away from Kirandul police station. They then forcibly took away Mandavi with themselves, the SP said.
Later on, Mandavi’s body was found near his home on Saturday morning. The injury marks on victim’s body suggest that he was hacked by some sharp edge weapon, SP Kashyap added. According to police in past Naxals had organized their self styled ‘Jan Adalat’ wherein they had threatened Mandavi.
Some Pamphlets were also found around the body which alleged that Mandavi used to pass information about Naxals to police. The pamphlets also read that members of Naxal Darbha Division committee were behind the executing of Mandavi, police informed.
Telecom, road network proposed in border areas
Srikaulam police draw up action plan to curb Maoist activity
The Srikakulam Police department has proposed a strong telecom and road network in remote areas all along the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border to curb Maoist activity. Senior officials of the department feel, the State, which at present is free of Maoist activity, may feel the heat in the event of intrusion from Odisha. District Superintendent of Police A.S. Khan reportedly urged Director-General of Police J.V. Ramudu to convey the suggestion to the State government so that it could take up developmental activities by releasing funds to the departments concerned such as Roads and Buildings and the Integrated Tribal Development Agency.
He has also proposed withdrawal of all pending warrants against Maoists who surrendered long ago. “More check-posts will be set up to identify suspicious persons and sympathisers of Maoists in border areas,” said a senior official.
The department has already identified Tuvva Hill range as most vulnerable place on the A.P.-Odisha border and the authorities are focussing on the area to prevent possible activity of the extremist groups. Tuvva Hills, covered with dense forests, are located in the stretch between Battili and Kottur, which are in the limits of Srikakulam district. They are also in the vicinity of Saluru, Neelakanthapuram and other areas which are very close to Koraput district of Odisha.
The police stations in Battili, Kotturu, Sithampet, Bhamini and other places have been strengthened with additional forces to take on Maoists in future. The Police Department has got reliable information that the banned organisation is trying to regain foothold in the district, where the Naxal movement started in 1969. According to sources, Maoists formed the Odisha-Srikakulam committee recently to intensify operations. It prompted the district administration to deploy additional APSP forces in Dhonubhai, Kotturu, Battili, Meliyaputti, Mandasa, Kasibugga, Vajrapukotturu and other areas.
IDSA on international support for the People’s War
..All these external linkages have served one important purpose for the Maoists. It has given them visibility and propaganda in different parts of the world. Thus, they have been able to mobilise international political support from fraternal groups. Moreover, these linkages have only very occasionally brought in money and weapons. Nevertheless, it is important for all Indian Missions abroad to closely monitor these international groups to counter the propaganda campaign that they unleash from time to time and refute their false claims. Finally, it would also be useful to probe whether these linkages would, in future, help in establishing an arms supply chain.
Ahead of bandh, Maoists dig up trenches
Maoists reportedly dug up trenches on a volatile stretch of the Charla-Pamedu main road along the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on Saturday as a prelude to the 48-hour Dandakaranya bandh called by the CPI (Maoist) in protest against the third phase of “Operation Green Hunt” on May 4 and 5.
Posters on trees
According to sources, the rebels placed boulders on the remote stretch of the main road in the dense forest area close to the inter-state border in the afternoon. The Maoists reportedly pasted posters on trees situated in close proximity to the site urging people to make the ensuing 48-hour bandh a success. Meanwhile, the whereabouts of two tribal youths of Bodhanelli village in Charla mandal , who had been abducted allegedly by Maoists in the border village a few days ago, remained unknown.
Sources said Maoists had kidnapped two tribal labourers Bojji and Saraiah of Bodhanelli suspecting them to be “police informers” on Tuesday night. Family members of the two abducted youths made a fervent appeal to the rebels to release their bread winners unharmed. However, the local police did not confirm the “abduction” of two youths.
Maoist Parties of the World call for workers’ unity on May Day
IMPHAL, April 30: A joint declaration have been made in connection with May Day by the Maoist Parties of the world which include Maoist Communist Party Manipur and Communist Party of India (Maoist) from the South Asian Sub Continent. A press release by publicity secretary of the MCPM, Nonglen Meitei states that of the on this May Day a group of 30 Maoist Party from various part of the world call upon the proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR) in China…
‘Conditions ripe for revolution’
On the eve of May Day, 28 Communist outfits, belonging to as many countries, have given a call to the “oppressed people of the world” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (GPCR)” in China.
The joint appeal by the Left-wing organisations, sent to The Hindu by revolutionary writer Vara Vara Rao, states that the Communists around the world should place Maoism in command as a guide for the “new great wave of world proletarian revolution and sweeping imperialism off the face of the earth”. The four-page statement points out that GCPR, led by Chairman Mao Tsetung, was the most advanced stage of the “proletarian world revolution” and for 10 years “it prevented the capitalist restoration in China”. The statement emphasised that the urgent task of Marxist-Leninist-Maoist movement was to fight the current state of dispersion in the international Communist Movement. “Pursuing this task will serve to establish… new levels of coordination between Maoist forces world-wide”.
According to the statement, imperialism today has descended into a deep crisis and “the conditions to advance the revolution are increasingly favourable”. The joint statement was made by, among others, the Left-wing outfits of India, Brazil, Germany, Afghanistan, Chile, Ecuador, Malaysia, Bolivia, US, Britain, Norway, Italy, Austria and France.