Mao Terror Ran Amok in Kashipur, 9 Construction Vehicles Torched
Kalyansinghpur: After a few days lull Maoists have struck again in the Rayagada district. According to information the red-terror ran amok in the Lakris village near hear as Maoists set afire 9 construction vehicles in a construction camp. According to reports, some odd 100 Maoists stormed the camp at Lakris village in Kashipur block and took Tippers, Tractors, and JCB machines kept over there. After overpowering the guards deployed engaged on duty the rebels went on torching one after the other vehicles. Two Tippers, four Tractors, and a JCB machine were reduced to ashes in the attack.
While leaving the spot, the leftist-extremists left poster criticizing several policies formulated by them. Terming the Skill India, Make In India the like policies as pseudo-welfare, the attackers have warned government of dire consequences if those are continued. Maoists’ rant against Jan Dhan Yojna and various insurance policies promulgated by the government also came to fore by the posters left. They have dubbed these schemes to be pro-rich meant to fill their treasuries. Taking a dig at the Odisha Government’s Naxal policy, the attackers have claimed, it was nothing but oppression of innocents under veil.
Arrest in Kanker
Maoist killed in encounter; blast hurts cop
At least one rebel was neutralised and six other were injured this afternoon in a gun-battle within Bijapur District’s Timenar-Hurrepal jungle against Special Task Force and District Reserve Group (DRG) personnel, police said. However, when the personnel were returning to base, the ultras triggered a landmine in the vicinity of Hurrepal and grievously injured DRG Head Constable Sanjay Potam who was airlifted to Dantewada.
Following a tip-off, the operation was launched on Thursday in forested border areas of Bijapur and Dantewada. Yesterday, the personnel destroyed an outlaw camp in Timenar jungle forcing guerrillas to flee leaving behind a large quantity of rations.
Police to speed up anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand
RANCHI: The state police would speed up operations against CPI (Maoists) in certain identified areas in the state to ensure that extremist capability is significantly curbed. In several parts of Maoist-hit state the extremists have received a huge blow since 2010, but they continue to be powerful in certain pockets where the police now plan to hit them. In a meeting at police headquarters with SPs, DIGs and senior police officers DGP D K Pandey discussed the anti-Maoist strategies on Saturday and passed instructions to the SPs.
IG (operations) and police spokesperson M S Bhatia said the SPs have been given specific operational targets which have to be achieved within a certain time frame. “The purpose would be defeated if I disclose the areas where the operations have to be conducted,” Bhatia said. Despite their reduced strength the Maoists have targeted security personnel in Palamu and in an attack and six CRPF personnel were injured in Giridih in 2016.
“The intelligence reports have suggested that the Maoists continue to be strong in these areas,” a police officer said. The attacks have prompted the police – DGP Pandey had claimed after joining last year that he would end the Maoist problem within six months – to plan strong measures against the Maoists.
Not willing to be identified SP of a district who was part of the meeting in the headquarters said: “We have been asked to engage more and more Maoist groups in encounter and hit them. The exercise is already going on. We will further intensify it.”
Major reshuffle in Chhattisgarh police
In a major reshuffle in the Chhattisgarh police department, 22 IPS officers were transferred on Friday.
The reshuffle saw an entire new team being posted to the Maoist-affected Sukma district. Sukma district Superintendent of Police (SP) D. Srawan and Additional SP Santosh Singh have been transferred as Korba district SP and Kondagoan district SP respectively. An ASP posted in Bijapur district of Bastar, Mr. I Kalyaan Elesela will now take over as Sukma SP, and will lead the anti-Maoist operations along ASP Jitendra Shukla, who has been transferred to Sukma from Ambikapur.
Naxal-affected Kanker district of Bastar will have a new SP in Mr. M.L. Kotwani, who will replace IPS officer Jitendra Meena. Mr. Mohit Garg, an IPS officer of 2013 batch will take place of Mr. Elesela in Bijapur as ASP.