The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres killed a civilian, identified as Sobu Gota (23), at Gaderi village under Etapalli taluka (administrative unit) of Gadchiroli District on February 14, a press release issued by the Gadchiroli Police said on February 17, reports PTI. Gota was forcibly taken away from his house and then killed, the Press release added.
Meanwhile, in another incident, a 40-year-old civilian, identified as Chanti Gorgunda of Patagudam village in Sironcha taluka of Gadchiroli district was killed by Maoists on February 15, reports PTI. The Maoists called Chanti out from his residence when he was taking his meals in the night. After some time, he was shot dead, Police said, adding they killed him as they suspected him to be a ‘police informer’. One of his cousins is working with the Gadchiroli Police.
Police being extra cautious in Maoist-hit areas, says ADGP
Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Mohan said here on Wednesday that armed policemen will be deployed in Maoist-influenced areas to prevent any likelihood of disruption in elections to the zilla and taluk panchayats in the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru on Saturday. “We are extra cautious,” Mr. Mohan told reporters after reviewing security arrangements for the elections in the three districts. As many as 154 polling booths in the three districts are in the Maoist-affected areas.
Apart from armed men on duty, personnel from the Anti-Naxal Force personnel will take up combing operations. Mr. Mohan said that so far there was no call given by Maoist members to the people asking them to boycott the polls. The police have not seen any Maoist activity in the three districts. He said that there have been meetings with police officers from border districts of Kerala.
Maoist mayhem in western Odisha: Three vehicles set ablaze
Bhubaneswar: Even though the police have beefed up security for Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Kalahandi District on Thursday, the Maoists made their presence felt in the district and wreaked havoc. The dreaded Red Rebels barged into a contractor’s camp and torched three vehicles at Aampadar under Thaumul Rampur in Kalahandi District on the day. In spite of heavy presence of security forces the rebels have number of times tried to sabotage development projects in remote areas.by destroying infrastructure and equipments.
Previously, in a joint combing operation by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG), a Maoist camp was busted at Rairakhol on Wednesday.. Various belongings of the Red rebels such as food materials, chair and table, radio, medicines and computer acessories was found from the camp site.