People’s War in India Clippings 14/6/2016

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Hardcore naxal Chakro Chaki accused of Chaibasa jailbreak incident arrested

Jamshedpur, June 14: A hardcore naxal Chakro Chaki who was one of the accused in the December, 2014 Chaibasa jailbreak , was arrested by West Singhbhum police from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Chaki who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head was working as a labourer at a construction site at Vishakhapatnam from where the police nabbed him. He was wanted in connection with 13 cases which are pending in the Chaibasa district court.

Revealing about the achievement, West Singhbhum district superintendent of police Michael Raj said that Chaki who was a hardcore rebel of CPI-Maoist was arrested on the basis of a tip off. ”We had received a tip off from our sources. We even had a photograph of the rebel, a team of police officials went over to Vishakhapatnam and arrested him from a construction site where he was working,” said Raj.

The superintendent of police informed that Chaki (35) who is a resident of Sonua block in West Singhbhum had left the rebel outfit after fleeing the Chaibasa divisional jail and had taken to working in a construction site. ”We are grilling him to dig out more information. Though Chaki had left the outfit and had started working, we arrested him as 13 cases related to naxal violence were pending against him in Chaibasa court alone. He will be put back in the Chaibasa divisional jail once again,” said the senior police officer.

Chaki had fled the Chaibasa divisional jail along with 15 others under trial prisoners while they were being taken inside the jail premises after their production in Chaibasa civil court. The escape by the under trial prisoners was pre-planned and they had even used chili powder for the escape. Notably, under trail prisoners had fled the Chaibasa Divisional Jail in the afternoon of December 9,2014, when they were bring brought into the jail premises from a prison van.

On seeing the undertrial fleeing the jail premises, the police had opened fired causing two of them to die on the spot and three others to sustain bullet injuries. 15 of the under trial prisoners, however, managed to flee. Of those killed were identified as Tipa Das and Ram Bilas Tanti, both rebels and the three injured were identified as Sanko Chaki, Birsingh Hiburu and Hesa Purty, who were also naxalites. Seven of the 15 who managed to escape were naxals. SP, West Singhbhum said seven of those fled the jail were naxals. He pointed out only one of them, Budha Nag, who was also a naxal, had surrendered in the court in 2015, but the rest of the fugitives were on the run.

Chhattisgarh: Three police jawans injured in encounter with Naxals

Raipur: Three District Reserve Group (DRG) personnel were on Tuesday injured in a fierce gunbattle with Maoists in the dense forests of Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, police said. The face-off took place during the wee hours in the forest of Kilam Becha village when a joint squad of the state’s DRG and local police was carrying out an anti-Naxal operation in the region, Special Director General of Police, Anti-Maoist operations, DM Awasthi told PTI.

While they were cordoning-off the forest in Kilam Becha, a group of armed rebels opened indiscriminate fire on them leaving three DRG jawans injured, he said.However, when the security personnel retaliated heavily, the Naxals fled from the spot.
Reinforcement was rushed to the spot and the injured jawans were evacuated from the forest. They are being airlifted to Raipur for treatment, Awasthi said.

The injured personnel have been identified as sub-inspector Pushpraj Nagwanshi, assistant sub-inspector Awadh Ram Sahu and constable Vinay Singh, police said. Nagwanshi sustained critical injuries in the incident. Police suspect that some Naxals might have also been injured or killed in the gun battle as blood stains were found at the spot, he said. A combing operation has been launched in the region, the police official said.
A joint team of security forces from Narayanpur and Kondagaon districts had launched the anti-Naxal operation yesterday in the bordering areas of the districts, located around 400 kms from Raipur. During the operation, exchange of fire between the security personnel and Naxals took place at various places.

ADGP meets with cops to curb maoist movements

Coimbatore: The Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) J K Tripathy met with SPs of Special Task Force (STF), Nilgiris and Coimbatore district here on Monday and ordered STF officials to provide training to Naxalite Special Division (NSD) police personnel of Coimbatore and Nilgiris at STF campus at Sathyamangalam. The purpose of the meeting was to curb entry of maoists into Tamil Nadu border areas in Coimbatore and Nilgiris districts. The two districts have an NSD team to conduct combing operations in the Kerala -Tamil Nadu border areas to prevent maoist entry.
Training for the team is essential to tackle any kind of situation in forest area, said Tripathy. According to police sources, the ADGP has advised the SPs to conduct combing operations in the reserve forest area with the help of forest staff. He also advised the NSD team to maintain good relationship with the tribals to get vital information regarding maoist movements. STF superintendent of police Karuppasamy, Nilgiris and Coimbatore SPs Murali Rambha and RV Ramya Bharati participated in the meeting.

Maoists torch five trucks in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat

Maoists torched five bamboo laden trucks on Tuesday at Dhiri Murrum village in Balaghat. The Maoists also beat up a forest department employee who was boarding one of the trucks. The incident occurred after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s visit to the district where he declared 37 gram panchayats as digital panchayats. DC Sagar, inspector general of police, Balaghat zone said the police received information about burning of the trucks from the district forest officer. Balaghat is a Maoist-affected district where extremists have been opposing development works for a long time. This is the third incident of arson in the area since April 2016.

Maoists set ablaze 10 vehicles in Jharkhand

Suspected Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres torched at least 10 heavy vehicles engaged in a road construction project in McCluskieganj in Ranchi District on June 10 afternoon, reports The Telegraph. Dozens of armed extremists raided the construction site in Dulli-Konka forests near Ranchi-Latehar border around 1.30 pm and thrashed workers of Spica Projects and Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. The firm, owned by Santosh Kumar Singh, is building McCluskieganj-Chama Main Road. The Maoists set on fire a 10-wheeler truck, five tractors, two JCBs and two dumpers.

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