TWO SUSPECTED MAOISTS ARRESTED
Two suspected Maoists were arrested during a search operation carried out by security forces in the insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police sources said here on Friday. “A team of district police nabbed two persons from Belchar village under Bhairamgarh police station,” Superintendent of Police (SP), Bijapur, KL Dhruv said.
According to the police, they were identified as Ramdhar Watti (25), and Suresh Tamo (22) both residents of Belchar. The suspects were lower cadre members of banned Naxal organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist), the SP added. A few days back, both of them had beaten up a resident of Belchar Shivdhar Yadav while suspecting him to be police informer in a forest patch nearby.
Somehow, Yadav managed to run away and had then reported the matter to the police. A case against duo was filed with Bhairamgarh police station limits. They were presented in a local court that sent them to jail on judicial remand, the SP mentioned.
Two women among three Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh
Raipur/Raigarh, Jul 7 (PTI) Three Naxals, two of them women, were arrested from separate locations in Chhattisgarh, police officials said today.
The women Naxals – Ramvati (25) and Shyamvati (26) – were apprehended from Baramkela Police Station area of Raigarh district yesterday, Additional Superintendent of Police U B S Chauhan said. The duo, residents of Kanker district, was part of the group that attacked a police team in Karamal area of the district in 2011. No casualty was reported in the attack, he said.
Ramvati and Shyamvati were produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class at Sarangarh Ashok Kumar Lal, who sent them to jail. The two face charges like sedition and instigating people against the state administration. The third Maoist, Dukaal Singh Watti, was nabbed in Kanker district today. The 38-year-old was apprehended when he was visiting a weekly market in Amabeda area, about 125km from the state capital Raipur, Kanker district officials told PTI by phone. He is facing cases related to dacoity, attempt to murder and taking part in Maoist activities, they said.
Top Maoist held with arms in Muzaffarpur
Patna: Police on Wednesday arrested Madan Paswan (32), self-styled area commander of CPI (Maoist) for Muzaffarpur and Vaishali districts, from Repura Rampur village under Saraiya police station in Muzaffarpur district. Live cartridges of AK-47 and self-loading rifles, a country-made pistol and several money receipts were recovered from the possession of the arrested Maoist. Police also arrested one Shankar Paswan on the charge of helping Madan collect levy from several brick kilns the district. Muzaffarpur SSP Vivek Kumar said raids were on to arrest other members of the banned outfit in the district.
“Madan used to work under Musafir Sahni, who managed to flee during the raid along with his another associate Pawan Rai. Raids are on to arrest Rajan Ji, the supreme boss of the rebel outfit in the region,” the SSP said. Earlier, police had arrested Amin Sahni alias Kailash Ji (50), sub-zonal commander of Maoist for Saran area, on June 28. An AK-56 assault rifle, 50 live cartridges and a magazine were recovered from the possession of Amin.
“Madan, against whom more than 12 cases are registered with police, was also involved in torching 14 vehicles of a construction firm engaged in doubling a rail track at Turki in March this year,” the SSP said. ASP (operation) Rana Brajesh, Saraiya police station SHO-cum-probationer DSP Abhijeet Kumar Singh and other police officials had conducted the raid on Wednesday. SHO Singh said Madan was earlier arrested by Vaishali police in 2014. “After his release from jail in October 2015, Madan once again became active in Maoist operations,” the SHO added.
Reds kill ‘man from rival outfit’
Gumla: Suspected Maoists on Wednesday night killed a man on the suspicion of being a Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP) supporter in Reheldag village under Bishunpur police station. Police found the bullet-ridden body on Thursday. The JJMP is a splinter group of the CPI (Maoist). The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Oraon, said Bishunpur police station OC. The CPI (Maoist) and JJMP are trying to establish their dominance in the district, a source said. Two years ago, the CPI (Maoist) issued a press release with the names of those who had left the outfit with arms and had been working against them in the area. In another incident, a villager was killed by unidentified assailants in Domandih-Dipatoli village under Gumla police station on Wednesday evening. The deceased has been identified as Sukra Singh, Gumla police station OC Rakesh Kumar said. According to reports, Singh was intoxicated when the incident occured. tnn