… The battle against the Maoists is, however, far from over, as reflected in recent incidents. More worryingly, the Maoists continue to enjoy some mass support, as displayed in the January 30, 2016, killing of a Policeman by Maoist sympathizers. Earlier, on October 26, 2015, a Special Auxiliary Police trooper, Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, was beaten to death and six other Policemen, including a Station House Officer, were injured when villagers attacked a Police team which had gone to arrest a CPI-Maoist cadre at Kushmahat village under the Nima Chandpura Police Station limits in Begusarai District. Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar disclosed that the villagers started hurling stones at the Police team and freed the Maoist and that the Police opened fire in its defence.
The Maoists also issued five bandh (shut down strike) calls on different issues in 2015, in comparison to three such calls in 2014. The May 24-25, 2015, bandh was the most violent. 32 trucks were set ablaze by CPI-Maoist cadres on the busy Grand Trunk Road in Gaya District. Media reports indicated that life in major parts of the Sherghati Sub-Division of Gaya District, particularly Dumaria, Imamganj, Banke Bazar and Raushanganj Police Station areas, came to a standstill as CPI-Maoist cadres got markets, road transport, banking services and Government offices closed. The Maoists were protesting the killing of Urmila Ganjoo alias Sarita, a member of the Bihar-Jharkhand Chhattisgarh Special Area Committee, by the SFs on May 17, 2015…
against police action
RAYAGADA: More than 200 Dongria Kondhs under the banner of Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti (NSS) on Sunday locked Munikhol gram panchayat office in Muniguda block protesting police action against them. They submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik through Muniguda BDO Rajib Behera. In the memorandum, they alleged that the district police and CRPF jawans are torturing innocent tribals in the name of Maoists at Niyamgiri.
“When we are organising any developmental meeting in the hill area, the security forces are attacking us suspecting us to be Maoist supporters,” they alleged. They demanded that the district administration should intervene in the matter. They also demanded inclusion of all Dongria Kondhs of the district under National Food Security Act (NFSA). Tribal leaders Dadhi Pusika, Dasu Kadraka, Sashi Kadraka, Subash Kulesika and members of NSS were present.