Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Forces gun down 4 Maoists in two separate encounters in Telangana and Chhattisgarh



In Telangana, three Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with a team of Greyhounds while a woman Maoist was gunned down in another encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district
Greyhounds, along with teams of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Bijapur were holding a combing operation in Peruru, Ilmidi and Usur forest areas, bordering Telangana and Chhattisgarh, when the encounter took place. (PTI File)
Greyhounds, along with teams of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Bijapur were holding a combing operation in Peruru, Ilmidi and Usur forest areas, bordering Telangana and Chhattisgarh, when the encounter took place. (PTI File)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 12:32 AM IST
BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu and Ritesh Mishra, Hyderabad/raipur

Four members, including two women, of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Telangana and Chhattisgarh on Tuesday morning, police said.

In Telangana, three Maoists, including a woman, were killed in an exchange of fire with a team of Greyhounds (elite police force of Telangana engaged in anti-Maoist operations) at Karregutta forests, near Penugolu village of Peruru police station in Mulugu district. The area lies close to Semaldoddi village of Elmidi police station in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Though a top police official in Mulugu district initially said four Maoists were killed in the encounter, a statement from Mulugu superintendent of police, Sangram Singh Patil, later in the evening confirmed three bodies were recovered from the spot.

Patil said the Greyhounds, along with teams of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Bijapur were holding a combing operation in Peruru, Ilmidi and Usur forest areas, bordering Telangana and Chhattisgarh, when the encounter took place. The forces’ team had received inputs about the possible presence of 40-50 armed Maoists, including senior Maoist leader and divisional committee member of Venkatapuram, Sudhakar, in the area.



“At around 7 am on Tuesday, the security forces came across the rebels following which an exchange of fire erupted between the two sides. After the encounter, the bodies of three Maoists, including a woman, were recovered from the spot,” the Mulugu SP said.

The bodies are yet to be identified. Police also recovered a self-loading rifle (SLR), an INSAS rifle, a Single-Bore gun, 10 rocket launchers and a kit of various articles from the spot, he added.

Confirming the same, inspector general of police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said one jawan was injured in the encounter.

“A jawan belonging to Telangana Greyhounds was injured in the encounter and he was airlifted to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial government hospital at Warangal for treatment. A search is underway in the vicinity of the incident site,” he said in a statement

Friday, January 14, 2022

Explosives Dump Of Maoists Unearthed In Malkangiri


Malkangiri: Malkangiri police on Friday detected an explosive dump in the erstwhile cut-off area under Jodambo police limits near Andhra – Odisha border.

The search operation was carried out by SOG, DVF and district police in an area between Mariveda and Nadmenjeri villages under Jodambo police limits.

The items seized were to be used by the Maoists for making explosives planned for use against civilians and security forces, the police said.

Four tiffin IEDs, 20 web belts, whistles and other incriminating items were seized. “This is a jolt to the LWEs who was planning to use these items for explosions. In the wake of the recovery, a large scale search operation is on,” the police said

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Eight aides of splinter Maoist group held: Jharkhand Police


They claimed to have seized arms and ammunition and more than Rs 64 lakh in cash during the operation.

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They claimed to have seized arms and ammunition and more than Rs 64 lakh in cash during the operation. (Representational image)

JHARKHAND POLICE on Wednesday said they have arrested eight aides of Peoples’ Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the banned CPI(Maoist), in an operation spanning six days. They claimed to have seized arms and ammunition and more than Rs 64 lakh in cash during the operation.

The police identified them as Nivesh Kumar, 32; Subham Poddar, 20; Dhruv Kumar Singh, 32; Amir Chand, 29; Aarya Kumar Singh, 19; Ujjuwal Kumar,18; Pravin Kumar, 35; and Subhash Poddar.

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The police said Aamir and Aarya were first to be arrested on January 6 in Dhurwa, Ranchi. Sleeping bags, portable tents, PLFI pamphlets and Rs 3.5 lakh cash along with two SUVs were seized from them.

Ranchi SSP Surendra Kumar said three other suspects – Nivesh, Subham and Dhruv – managed to escape from the spot. A subsequent search at Nivesh Kumar’s residence in Ranchi led to the recovery of Rs 61.31 lakh in cash, a 7.65 bore open pistol and a large number of cartridges, the police said.

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“From Jharkhand, the police went to Delhi where they received a tip off that the accused had fled to Bihar via Uttar Pradesh. All three were arrested from Buxar district of Bihar and the police recovered 19 mobile phones, five Aadhaar cards… They carried a few images of modern and sophisticated weapons, there is a possibility that they might have been connected with gangsters,” a police statement said.

Three others – Ujjuwal, Pravin and Subhash – were arrested in Ranchi. Ujjuwal worked in Khunti at a telecom company, the police said

4 wanted Maoists held in Buxar


Four members of the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of banned the CPI (Maoist) which is mainly active in Jharkhand, were arrested in Bihar’s Buxar district late Monday night, police said.

PATNA Four members of the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of banned the CPI (Maoist) which is mainly active in Jharkhand, were arrested in Bihar’s Buxar district late Monday night, police said.


Those arrested were identified by police as Nivesh Kumar Poddar, Subham Poddar, Dhruv Kumar Singh and a woman whose name police didn’t disclose. All are wanted in separate cases in Jharkhand and were operating from Khunti, Dhurwa, Khelari and Ranchi, police said.

“Buxar police received information that some wanted PLFI members were travelling in a car bearing registration number of West Bengal and were passing via National Highway 84. A police team set up barricades on Veer Kunwar Singh Setu around 11.50 pm and apprehended them. Huge amount of cash and mobile phones have been recovered from their possession,” said Upendra Sharma, deputy inspector general of police (Sahabad range).

Buxar superintendent of police (SP) Sudhir Kumar Singh told HT the police team recovered 12 lakh cash, 19 cell phones and a luxury car from their possession.

Maoists kill villager in Bastar’s Bijapur


Raipur: 

Maoists

 have murdered yet another villager in 

Bijapur

 in Bastar division — the third in four days, apart from two of their own cadres.

The victim, 32-year-old grocery shop owner 

Jagat Sori

, was dragged out of his home in 

Ketulnar village

, around 30km from the district headquarters, on Monday night and killed him. He was asleep when Maoists barged into his house and took him away. Kutru police officers said they are not sure why he was killed. Sori’s family members and some villagers have filed an 

FIR

, saying it was a Maoist attack. Police have questioned a few villagers who were around when the Maoists struck but didn’t get any leads on the motive. They are interviewing the victim’s kin and some villagers.

Sori’s body will be handed over to his family after autopsy, said police. A few days ago, Maoists had killed a mentally ill person after dragging him away from his home on the suspicion that he was a police informer