People’s War in India Clippings 16/5/2016

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ITBP jawan injured in Naxal IED blast in Chhattisgarh

An ITBP jawan was today injured in an improvised explosive device blast during an anti-Naxal operation in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district. Officials said the incident occurred early today on the Krushnar-Gumiabeda jungle axis in the district when a patrol team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was hit by a twin IED blast in which Constable M Nilesh sustained splinter injuries. “Nilesh, of the 46th battalion of the paramilitary, was rushed to a nearby hospital and he is out of danger now. A suspected Naxal has also be held from near the blast area and handed over to local police,” they said.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/itbp-jawan-injured-in-naxal-ied-blast-in-chhattisgarh-116051600782_1.html

Large explosive haul in anti-naxal raid in Jharkhand

Security personnel on Sunday seized a large haul of explosives during an anti-naxal operation in Bulbul and Kerar villages of Lohardaga district, police said. Acting on a tip off, security personnel, comprising District Police force, Jaguar and Kobra battalion conducted search operation and recovered four Pressure cooker improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Tiffin box IED, generator from near Dhurva Nala in Bulbul, Superintendent of Police, Karthik S said. The explosives have been defused, he said adding that a motorcycle was also seized.
Police had information that some naxals, including Ravindra Ganju, Balram Oraon Deepak Singh Kherwar and Chandan Kherwar were also present, but managed to escape, Karthik added.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/large-explosive-haul-in-anti-naxal-raid-in-jharkhand-116051600039_1.html

Jharkhand police to use helicopters in short and sharp operation against naxals

RANCHI: Jharkhand police is all set to use technology and choppers in a big way in targeted operations against left wing extremists. Till date choppers were used by police in case of medical emergencies and evacuation of forces from remote areas but under the new operational tactics slithering points have been identified in difficult pockets of the left wing extremism affected districts and helipads are being constructed for the purpose.

Talking to TOI about recent success in anti-naxal operations, Additional Director General of Police (operations) SN Pradhan said that areal surveillance is being strengthened using drone cameras and helicopters and soon trained policemen would be dropped at the site of potential disturbance for short and sharp operations. “We have been successful in reclaiming large parts of the remote terrain which were otherwise under command of left wing extremists and now all prepared to lodge short and sharp attacks,” he said. Unwilling to disclose the location of helipads for security reasons Pradhan said that adequate number of slithering points or helipads are being constructed which would help the trained policemen and security personnel carry out operations with impunity.

Pradhan said that the state police have recovered biggest haul of ammunition and explosives since 2008 indicating that the year 2016 has been a year of big success against the LWEs. “Recovery of the massive dumps of IED, Clemor and Landmines indicates that the activities of Koyal-shankh zone (KSZ) and Bihar Regional Committee (BRC) of the CPI Maoists would be adversely affected,” he said sharing the figures of recovery.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ranchi/Jharkhand-police-to-use-helicopters-in-short-and-sharp-operation-against-naxals/articleshow/52297691.cms

2 Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 16: Two Naxals, one of them carrying a cash reward, were on Monday (May 16)arrested from Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of security personnel from the forests of Usoor police station limits, a senior police official said.

A joint team of District Force (DF) and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) while undertaking the search operation to the interiors of Usoor area, located around 450 km away from here, spotted two suspects near Galgam village and apprehended them after a short chase, he said. During the course of interrogation, they admitted of being associated with the banned Maoist movement, he said. The arrested were identified as Nuppo Lakhma (35) and Avlam Aaytu (28), who were allegedly involved in various crimes including murder, attempt to murder, abduction, dacoity, damaging roads and others, he said. Of them, Lakhma was wanted in as many as 10 cases of criminal offences, the officer said, adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 10,500.

http://www.oneindia.com/india/2-naxals-held-chhattisgarh-2100294.html

Over 78 Percent Turnout in Wayanad

Kozhikode: The hill district of Wayanad recorded 78.07 per cent of voter turnout in the Assembly elections held on Monday. The polls were held under tight security in view of the Maoist threat and calls for poll boycott, where stakes are high for both UDF and LDF.

http://www.newindianexpress.com/assembly-elections-2016/kerala-polls/Over-78-Percent-Turnout-in-Wayanad/2016/05/16/article3435564.ece

Maoists set railway station on fire in Chhattisgarh

A group of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres have set ablaze the Kumharsarda Railway Station in Bastar District on May 13, reports newsx.com. According to reports, a lot of railway equipment was damaged in the fire. Railway traffic on the route was also affected.

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/detailed_news.asp?date1=5/16/2016&id=4#4

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