Saturday, November 20, 2004

UP Naxals kill 15 policemen

UP Naxals kill 15 policemen

The incident comes a day after an explosion at a state forest ranger’s house in Chandauli in which two guards were killed.


In a grim warning of the increasing Naxalite threat in the state, 15 policemen, including jawans of the provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), were killed as Naxals blew up a culvert on the border of Varanasi and Chandauli districts on Saturday morning.

The policemen and PAC jawans were on combing duty in Naugarh police station area in Chandauli district when the incident took place. According to UP’s Inspector-General of Police (Law and Order) R K Tiwari, nearly 150 Naxalites had laid an ambush for a truck carrying the 36th battalion of the PAC, which was scheduled to pass over the Narkati culvert in Chakia, a rocky sparsely populated area some 100 km east of Varanasi.

While two jeeps, moving ahead of the truck, crossed the bridge unharmed, the explosion occurred as soon as the bus approached the bridge. According to eye witness reports the bus was tossed up almost 30 feet by the impact of the explosion.

The mishap occurred at around 8.00 am. Thirteen policemen including nine PAC jawans were killed on the spot while the injured were rushed to the nearby hospital.

Later, two of the seriously injured succumbed to their injuries in the hospital, while two others are still fighting for their lives, according to information from the DGP’s office.

The Naxalites escaped after the explosion. The incident comes a day after an explosion at a forest ranger’s house in Chandauli, killing two forest guards and injuring two others on Friday.

Senior police officials reached the spot and the area has been cordoned off. A massive combing operation launched has also been launched. Uttar Pradesh DGP V K B Nair also rushed to the spot as soon as news of the mishap came in.
Taking a tough stance, Mr Nair said: “This is the first time the police (in Uttar Pradesh) have been attacked in such a gruesome manner and we are not going to spare them (the rebels).

Naxal challenge to be met firmly, says Centre

New Delhi, Nov. 21. (PTI): Taking a "serious note" of the killing of 17 police constables and wounding of several others by suspected naxalites in Uttar Pradesh, the Centre on Saturday said the challenge posed by armed activities of naxalites would be met firmly.

"State and Central agencies have been asked to immediately launch operation to track down the culprits and neutralise the threat posed by naxalites to internal security and law and order," a Home Ministry spokesman said.,~says~Centre

Sunday, November 14, 2004

PANS released latest video clip on Naxals

PANS released its latest video in an effort to generate public awarness about dangers posed by Naxals to the National security and their role destablizing India with the active support of Maoists in Nepal, China and pakistan . They also put Rs.1 Crore tag on the head of Mr.Ramakrishna , secetary of AP unit .

In its 2 minute video clip it states that " Freedom grows from the guns of free men" a tag copied from Switzerland and asks citizens to "defeat naxalism" .

Video Clip