Sunday, July 12, 2009

SP among 26 policemen killed in Naxal attack

Zeenews Bureau

Raipur, July 12: In an audacious attack signifying a failure of the district administration, the Naxals on Sunday attacked a village in Chhattisgarh killing 26 policemen, including a SP rank officer.

The Naxals attacked the motorcade of IG, Bhilai range in Rajnandgaon district, which also left 31 policemen injured. Though the exact details of the attack are yet to be known, the extent of the damage shows that Naxals were well equipped.

The attack comes barely three days after a Special Police Officer and a former SPO were killed by the Naxals with a sharp-edged weapon at Usoor village in the state’s Bijapur district.

Earlier on June 21, 11 CRPF personnel were killed and as many injured when the truck in which they were travelling was blown up by Naxals in Dantewada district.

The incident took place at Kokanara village, nearly 375 kilometres from the state capital.

He said the Naxalites blew up the truck, which was bringing back personnel to Tonagapal from a patrol.

A 53-member joint police-CRPF team had gone on patrol after getting information that the militants had burnt down a truck near Kokanara village where a road was being constructed.

It may be noted that earlier this week the Centre said that there was no proposal to hold direct talks with Naxals but it would welcome such a dialogue between the Left wing extremists and any state government.

"There is no proposal for the Central government to hold talks directly with the Left wing extremists," Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken said in Rajya Sabha.

"State governments have, from time to time, appealed to the Left wing extremists to abjure violence and hold talks with the government on any issues that are of concern to them...," he said.

The minister said the Central government does not have any information whether any state government is now engaged in any talks with the Left wing extremists



CRPF rushes 600 personnel for combing ops in Rajnandgaon

New Delhi, July 12: The CRPF on Sunday rushed 600 of its men to the ambush site in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh where 26 security personnel, including a top police officer, were killed in a twin attack by Maoists.

The troops, belonging to Rajnandgaon-based 188th battalion of the force and equipped with mine detection kits and rescue equipment, were rushed to the spot to start combing operations against the banned Maoists militants.

"A battalion strength (around 1,000 men) of the force is being sent to the spot for starting combing operations and sanitizing the area. Six companies (comprising 600 men) have been sent initially," a senior CRPF officer said.

Twenty-six police personnel, including Superintendent of Police V K Choubey, were killed when Maoists ambushed a team, led by the slain officer, while it was en route to a police camp at Madanpara where the militants had killed two security men this morning.

The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Madanpara police station area, near the ambush site, was also killed in the attack, official sources said.

Additional reinforcements and communication equipment will also be sent as the CRPF troops will set up a temporary camp there, sources added.

Bureau Report





Chronology of major Naxal attacks
New Delhi, July 12: Following is the chronology of major Naxal attacks in the country in the last five years:

June 23, 2009: A group of motorcycle-borne armed Naxal rebels opened fire on Lakhisarai district court premises in Bihar and freed four of their comrades including the self-style Zonal Commander of Ranchi.

June 16: Maoists rebels kill 11 police officers in a landmine attack followed by armed assault. In a separate attack, four policemen were killed and two others seriously injured when Maoists ambushed them at Beherakhand in Palamau district.

June 13: Naxals launched two landmine and bomb attacks in small town close to Bokaro, killing 10 policemen and injuring several others.

June 10: Nine policemen including CRPF troops and officers were ambushed by Maoists during a routine patrol Saranda jungles in Jharkhand.

May 22: Maoists killed 16 policemen in the jungles of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra who went to investigate a roadblock.

April 22: Maoists hijacked a train with at least 300 people on board in Jharkhand and forced it to Latehar district before fleeing.

April 13: 10 paramilitary troops were killed in eastern Orissa when Maoists attacked a bauxite mine in Koraput district.

July 16, 2008: 21 Policemen were killed when a landmine blast hit a police van in Malkangiri district of Orissa.

June 29: Maoists attacked a boat on the Balimela reservoir in Orissa carrying four anti-Naxalite police officials and 60 Greyhound commandos, killing 38 troops.

Feb 16: A group of 50 rebels including women cadre raided a police training school, a police station and an armoury in Orissa killing 12 police and leaving 4 wounded.

Sept 7, 2007: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Janardhan Reddy and his wife N Rajyalakshmi, escaped unhurt while three Congress workers were killed in a Maoist attack in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh.

July 10: Naxalites attacked a police team with light machine guns and mortar bombs in a dense forest area of Chhattisgarh, killing at least 24 security personnel.

July 1: Nine persons, including five policemen, were killed and as many were wounded as CPI-Maoist rebels carried out simultaneous attacks on a police station and an outpost in Sasaram in Bihar's Rohtas district and fled with arms and ammunition.

Apr 28: Five security personnel were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoist rebels in Michgaon village of Kanker district, about 175 km south of Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

Mar 16: Maoists attacked a police post in remote jungles of Rani Bodli in Chattisgarh with guns, hand grenades and gasoline bombs, killing at least 49 people.

Mar 5: Naxalites shot dead Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's Lok Sabha MP Sunil Kumar Mahato. Two of his bodyguards and a party colleague were also killed in the attack when they were witnessing a football match organised to mark Holi at a village in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.

July 17: At least 25 people were killed and 80 injured, 32 of them seriously, while about 250 people were missing following an attack by some 800 armed Naxalites in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh.


Feb 9, 2006: Eight Central Industrial Security Force personnel were killed and eight others injured when Naxalites raided a godown of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and took away explosives from a village near Bailadila in Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh.

Nov 13, 2005: Hundreds of activists of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) attacked the police lines in south Bihar's Jehanabad district.

Mar 1: Naxalites shot dead eight villagers and blew up a forest rest house, injuring a CRPF constable in Andhra Pradesh.

Bureau Report


New Delhi, July 12: Following is the chronology of major Naxal attacks in the country in the last five years:

June 23, 2009: A group of motorcycle-borne armed Naxal rebels opened fire on Lakhisarai district court premises in Bihar and freed four of their comrades including the self-style Zonal Commander of Ranchi.

June 16: Maoists rebels kill 11 police officers in a landmine attack followed by armed assault. In a separate attack, four policemen were killed and two others seriously injured when Maoists ambushed them at Beherakhand in Palamau district.

June 13: Naxals launched two landmine and bomb attacks in small town close to Bokaro, killing 10 policemen and injuring several others.

June 10: Nine policemen including CRPF troops and officers were ambushed by Maoists during a routine patrol Saranda jungles in Jharkhand.

May 22: Maoists killed 16 policemen in the jungles of Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra who went to investigate a roadblock.

April 22: Maoists hijacked a train with at least 300 people on board in Jharkhand and forced it to Latehar district before fleeing.

April 13: 10 paramilitary troops were killed in eastern Orissa when Maoists attacked a bauxite mine in Koraput district.

July 16, 2008: 21 Policemen were killed when a landmine blast hit a police van in Malkangiri district of Orissa.

June 29: Maoists attacked a boat on the Balimela reservoir in Orissa carrying four anti-Naxalite police officials and 60 Greyhound commandos, killing 38 troops.

Feb 16: A group of 50 rebels including women cadre raided a police training school, a police station and an armoury in Orissa killing 12 police and leaving 4 wounded.

Sept 7, 2007: Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Janardhan Reddy and his wife N Rajyalakshmi, escaped unhurt while three Congress workers were killed in a Maoist attack in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh.

July 10: Naxalites attacked a police team with light machine guns and mortar bombs in a dense forest area of Chhattisgarh, killing at least 24 security personnel.

July 1: Nine persons, including five policemen, were killed and as many were wounded as CPI-Maoist rebels carried out simultaneous attacks on a police station and an outpost in Sasaram in Bihar's Rohtas district and fled with arms and ammunition.

Apr 28: Five security personnel were killed in a landmine blast triggered by Maoist rebels in Michgaon village of Kanker district, about 175 km south of Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

Mar 16: Maoists attacked a police post in remote jungles of Rani Bodli in Chattisgarh with guns, hand grenades and gasoline bombs, killing at least 49 people.

Mar 5: Naxalites shot dead Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's Lok Sabha MP Sunil Kumar Mahato. Two of his bodyguards and a party colleague were also killed in the attack when they were witnessing a football match organised to mark Holi at a village in Jamshedpur in Jharkhand.

July 17: At least 25 people were killed and 80 injured, 32 of them seriously, while about 250 people were missing following an attack by some 800 armed Naxalites in Dantewada district of Chattisgarh.

Feb 9, 2006: Eight Central Industrial Security Force personnel were killed and eight others injured when Naxalites raided a godown of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and took away explosives from a village near Bailadila in Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh.

Nov 13, 2005: Hundreds of activists of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) attacked the police lines in south Bihar's Jehanabad district.

Mar 1: Naxalites shot dead eight villagers and blew up a forest rest house, injuring a CRPF constable in Andhra Pradesh.

Bureau Report

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