Maoists kill TPC area commander in Palamu
The area commander of the Tirtiyay Prastuti Committee (TPC) was killed by CPI Maoists in Palamu on Sunday night. The body of Kuldip Yadav was found near Dobatiya More on NH 98 under Harihurganj Police Station. DSP Chhaterpur Sameer Tirkey confirmed the killing of the TPC area commander by the Maoists. Tirkey said Kuldip was kidnapped by the Maoists from Koolhaiya Village on March 7. He had gone to his maternal uncle’s village. Later his body was thrown near National Highway 98, the DSP added.
The DSP confirmed the recovery of hand written letter by the Maoists at the spot. The Maoists have left behind a hand written letter. In the letter Maoists claimed the responsibility for gunning down the commander, saying he was shot dead to avenge the killing of 11 Naxalite cadres at Lakarbandha a few years ago. The eleven cadres namely Jaiker, Praful, Prayas, Jitender, Albert, Danish, Tapos, Niraj, Ramesh, Hansraj and Baleshwar. The Maoists believed Kuldip was one among the killers of their 11 cadres, said sources. The letter also warned the PLFI and JJMP from cheating the innocent people. The deceased hailed from Simra Village under Aurangabad District in Bihar. Sources said the police have recovered two iron made instruments. A BDS (bomb disposal squad) team has been rushed to the site, said sources. Harihurganj Police is on alert to avert any untoward situation.
Maoists set ablaze construction vehicles in Chhattisgarh
The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres set ablaze two vehicles of a construction company deployed for construction of a road near Punnoor village in Bijapur District on March 8, reports The Pioneer. A road-roller and a Hyva tipper were set on fire by insurgents during the evening hours while the labourers were engaged in construction of road located on Awapalli -Basaguda road. According to Superintendent of Police (SP) K L Dhruv, a group of insurgents walked to the construction site when the Road Opening Party (ROP) had returned to the camp after patrolling. The insurgents poured fuel on the two vehicles deployed for road construction work and torched them, he said.
Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-hit areas defy polygamy trend
RAIPUR: While Chhattisgarh follows the national trend of having more married women than men, indicating prevalence of polygamy in a state that boasts of having strict laws to prevent the same, the Naxal affected areas however defy this by having more married men than women.