It said the attack was “people’s reply” to the “expansionist policies” of the Modi Govt. at the Centre and Raman Singh Govt. in Chhattisgarh.
The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has owned up responsibility for killing 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Sukma district of south Chhattisgarh on December 1 and has said that the attack was “people’s reply” to the “expansionist policies” of the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre and Raman Singh Government in the State. In a press statement issued by Gudsa Usendi, the spokesperson of Danda Karanya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the CPI (Maoist), the banned outfit has “congratulated” the South Regional Command (SRC) of the DKSZC for leading the attack on security forces near Kasalpara village of Sukma. Continue reading
Jugal R Purohit Bastar, December 7, 2014 | UPDATED 09:09 IST
A file photo of CRPF jawans.With a hint of anger in his blood-shot eyes, he revealed, “We were close to seven hundred. They were barely over a hundred. Yet we could neither save our colleagues or their weapons nor could we eliminate the rebels”. Rajat and three of his colleagues (names changed on request) were a part ‘Operation SS 14 (South Sukma)’ from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who faced off with the Maoists on Monday and lost fourteen of their men including two officers. They are presently awaiting their return to their original location. Continue reading
A group of ten Maoists raided the house of an ex-sarpanch, dragged him out and allegedly pumped three bullets into him in Odisha’s Sundergarh district, a senior police officer said. The incident occured last night at Mohanpada village, Additional Superintendent of Police, Sundergarh, Santosh Mohanty said. The ex-sarpanch Nabakrishana alias Rabi Pradhan (60) sustained injuries in his left chest and legs and was rushed to Ispat General Hospital where his condition was stated to be serious, the officer said.
A joint team of CRPF and state police rushed to the area and intensified patrolling soon after the incident. The Maoists fled from the scene, Mohanty said, adding that two female cadres identified as Asha alias Parbati Majhi, 23 and Sita alias Binati Majhi, 22, both belonging to Telkoi PS of Keonjhar district, stayed back and surrendered to the police.
Naxals today ambushed a patrol party and hit an air force helicopter which was evacuating security personnel after a gunbattle in the dense jungles of Sukma in Chhattisgarh, injuring six CRPF personnel and an IAF commando. An encounter broke out when a squad of CRPF and state police was out for an operation in the Chintagufa area. Officials said the Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper, which flew an evacuation sortie soon after the 3.30 PM incident, was also hit by bullets fired by Maoists. “A total of seven security personnel have been injured. All have bullet injuries. The injured include six CRPF personnel and one IAF commando,” a senior officer deployed in the anti-Naxal operations grid said. Continue reading
Alert in Bokaro as Reds seek support via posters
BOKARO: An alert has been sounded in the district amid Maoists observance of Martyrs’ Week from July 28 to August 3. Several Maoist banners were recovered from different places under Bermo subdivision on Friday, thereby prompting the intiation of preventive measures. Security in the district has been stepped up. The first such incident of Maoist actvism took place under Tupkadih railway station where the rebels littered pamphlets asking people to observe Martyrs’ Week. Commuters soon informed policemen about the development. Maoists also hung banners and threw pamphlets on Hirak Road in Red-hit Gomia block later.
There was also information of Maoist movement in areas including Upperghat of Nawadih Block. The Maoists observe the event annually to remember their comrades who died in police encounter. A senior police officer said that the precautionary measures have been taken while police stations are being alerted. Police have stepped up vigil and patrolling in sensitive areas. Meanwhile, CRPF officer said that they are conducting operation in naxal prone belts. Sources said, the security in the Jails of the district has also been enhanced and police personals are been directed to keep strict vigil on the Government buildings situated especially at extremist prone areas.
200 Maoists Sneak into Khammam Village, Erect Pylon and Retreat
BHADRACHALAM: In a daring and sensational act, 200 Maoists sneaked into Palagudem village in this district on Tuesday morning from the Bastar area in Chattisgarh — apparently after hoodwinking the large number of CRPF and Grey Hound forces deployed on the Telangana /AP-Chattisgarh border. According to reliable sources, the Maoists erected a ‘Maoist Amara Veerula Stupam’ (Maoist Martyrs’ Pylon) at the village as part of the ‘Maoist Martyrs Week’ in AP and Chattishgarh states, which commenced on Monday. They tied some banners nearby and scattered some pamphlets before fleeing to their hideouts in Bastar.
In the pamphlets, they demanded that the AP government should stop the ‘Green Hunt’ and abandon the Polavaram project to save the lives and livelihood of innocent tribals. While the Maosists successfully evaded the dragnet spread by the security forces on the border, no policeman visited the Palagudem village till Tuesday evening fearing that the Maoists might have laid land mines there. The Maoists also stuck wall posters of ‘Martyrs Week’ at Anjipaka in Dummagudem mandal and other places in Cherla and Venkatapuram mandals. Meanwhile, Khammam Superintendent of Police AV Ranganath, said that a high alert had been sounded and added that the CRPF and Grey Hound personnel had launched a combing operation in the forest areas on the Telangana /Andhra Pradesh-Chattisgarh border.
Visakha Agency, perhaps the only area in the State in which CPI (Maoist) has considerable presence, has been quiet as the annual Martyrs’ Week celebrations of the party commenced two days ago. However, the residents here are apprehensive that the Maoists would unleash violence after the celebrations are over. The panic has its roots in the reported entry of the party cadres from the neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Odisha States into the Agency around two weeks ago. Rumours are also flying that the cadres are being guided by Ravi, who is said to be heading the action teams, and Ganapathi, a Central Committee member who is the namesake of party’s general secretary.
Chhattisgarh and Odisha cadres who are known for their violence have become a cause of concern. Anticipating trouble from the Maoists during or post-celebrations, the police have reinforced its presence and seven additional companies of Greyhounds and paramilitary forces have been reportedly deployed in the Agency several weeks ago. The police have secured a major advantage before the martyrs’ week commenced by arresting Galikonda area committee member Chinna Rao a month ago. Chinna Rao allegedly made preparations for erecting a large sized memorial at Kumkukmpudi and has planned some other activities.
He has reportedly spilled the beans after being arrested and the party has changed its strategies. Though the main activity of the CPI (Maoist) during the Martyrs’ Week is to pay homage to its members killed in encounters, erect memorials, hold meetings in villages and go for recruitment, there is possibility of violence post-celebrations. Tension prevails Meanwhile, tension prevailed for a while at Chintapalli when a rumour went round that an action team was present at Antarla village, just two kilometres away. Local Sub-Inspector Tarakeswara Rao with a posse of policemen rushed to the area and conducted a search.
Maoists blow up CoBRA personnel’s house in Bihar
Aurangabad: Maoists attacked a village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district and blew up the house of a CoBRA personnel, police said Thursday. Aurangabad Police Superintendent Upendra Kumar Sharma said the banned CPI(Maoist) members raided Pipra village late last night and blew up the house of CRPF personnel Vinod Singh, who is currently posted at Barachatti in Gaya district as a member of Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA). The CoBRA force is deployed for anti-Naxal operations in the state. “The Maoists threatened the family members of Singh and pulled them out of the house. They later laid explosives inside the building and blew it up. The house has been damaged,” said the SP.
The Maoists also shouted slogans against the government and CRPF before leaving. The pamphlets left by them at the spot claimed the action was in protest against the July 19 police firing at Madanpur in the district in which two person were killed. There was not report of any casualty. The SP said the police were conducting raids in and around the area after the incident. PTI
29 July – Maoists put up martyrs’ memorial in Chintur
Maoists reportedly erected a makeshift martyrs’ memorial near Mallampeta, a forest fringe village in Chintur mandal, bordering Chhattisgarh, in the early hours of Tuesday. According to sources, the Naxalites erected the memorial made of posters in the forest area close to the inter-state border with Chhattisgarh on the second day of the martyrs’ memorial week. The Maoists reportedly hung banners in the name of the Sabari Area Committee calling upon people to observe the week till August 2.
The banners contained slogans hailing Charu Mazumdar and other slain Maoist leaders. Maoist posters have sprung up in some interior villages in Charla and Kunavaram mandals in the Agency in the past three days. The Bhadrachalam division police have intensified vigil in the interior areas.
29 July – Maoists’ Martyr Week on, Security Forces on Toes
MALKANGIRI: Movement of vehicular traffic in the district came to a halt with the beginning of Maoists’ Martyr Week on Monday. The Red ultras observe the week from July 28 to August 3 every year to pay tribute to their leaders and cadres who lost their lives. The OSRTC stopped plying its buses from Malkangiri to other districts apprehending Maoist attack. Normal life was hit in rural pockets as passenger buses and other vehicles stopped plying at many places fearing trouble, police said, adding that shops and business establishments also remained closed in areas like Kalimela, Padia and Motu. However, there was no report of road blockade from any part of the district. Continue reading
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Thursday set fire to a van carrying food items for police in Odisha, an official said. About two dozen rebels intercepted the van inside the Sunabeda sanctuary, about 550 km from here, in Nuapada district and asked the driver to get down and then set fire to the vehicle, a senior police official told IANS. The van was on its way from the district headquarters to a camp of the Special Operations Group personnel, a state anti-naxal police force, he said.
Three Villagers Killed by Maoists in Jharkhand
Three villagers were shot dead allegedly by Maoists, who suspected the trio of working against the banned outfit at Jojo in Khunti district, police said today. The deceased identified as Dubraj Manki, Nagi Manki and Surya Hansda were gunned down by the rebels who suspected them of being involved in anti-Maoist activities in the area last night, Deputy Inspector General of Police Praveen Kumar told reporters. The Maoists have in the past killed villagers after branding them as police informers.
Maoists Kill Congress Worker in Rayagada
RAYAGADA: Suspected Maoists killed a contractor in Sikarpai village here on Tuesday. Gopal Chetty Gandhi (48), also a Congress worker and panchayat samiti member, took three gun shots on his chest. The ultras, belonging to the Basadhara-Ghumusar-Nagabali Division of the outfit, then used knives to stab him. Sources said Chetty reached the petrol pump owned by him at 6 am and was waiting for a staffer when a group of five armed ultras attacked him. Before Chetty could realise anything, one among them fired three rounds at him. When he fell down, the Maoists stabbed him. Following the attack, they raised slogans in favour of the CPI(Maoist) and fled from the spot.
A note found near his body said, “You swallowed money of tribals. So we killed you.” It was written by one Umakant, secretary of the divisional committee, police said. The note also stated that the decision to kill Chetty was taken in a kangaroo court. Police recovered three cartridges from the spot. Combing operation has been launched in the area to track down the killers. Chetty, who was also a lawyer, was in the hit-list of the Maoists. The note warned that whoever is found exploiting the public or supporting multi-national companies would meet the same fate.
Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of CPI(Maoist) congratulates and hails the brave red fighters of the PLGA who carried out a daring attack on the notorious C-60 commando forces and wiped out seven of them, while grievously injuring two others on 11 May 2014 on Muranda- Murmuri road in Chamurshi tahsil of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra. We take this occasion to strictly warn the C-60 commandos who by forgetting their class roots in the service of the exploitative ruling classes have unleashed a reign of terror on the struggling masses of Gadchiroli and Gondia, that if they do not stop their aggressive attacks on the people, they will have to suffer even graver consequences than this in the coming days. Continue reading