Saturday, October 22, 2005

TN police Q branch arrests Naxalite

- By Sanjeevi Anandan

Asian Age

Krishnagiri, Oct. 22: The Tamil Nadu police made a major breakthrough in the campaign against extremism when the Q Branch on Thursday moved swiftly on intelligence inputs to nab a hardcore Naxalite on the outskirts of a village in Dharmapuri district.

A special team led by Q branch superintendent of police A. Kandasamy arrested the 38-year-old Naxalite, R. Kamalanathan, as he was preparing to sneak into his native Mallikottai village in Dharmapuri district.

"The Naxalite was on his way to his native village to meet his relatives. Information got at the right time and swift police action ensured the arrest of this extremist, wanted in 11 criminal cases including three murders," Mr Kandasamy said.

"Kamalanathan’s arrest will greatly help our police teams to apprehend the four others in his gang, including a woman Naxalite," the SP said.

He said the gang, led by one Mani alias Sundaramoorthy, had close contacts with the Andhra Pradesh-based Maoist Naxals from whom they had obtained training in weapons, before forming a Naxal outfit called the Democratic People’s War Group.

Naxal infested area Motu continues to remain cut off

Saturday October 22 2005 12:53 IST

MALKANGIRI: It’s a Naxal infested area and thus unsafe to live in Motu. Moreover, it is devoid of facilities like proper communication, education, electricity and drinking water. Well, these are the pleas of the government officials, teachers and doctors posted in the area.

Situated on the banks of river Saveri bordering AP and Chhattisgarh, Motu still remains undeveloped despite the tall claims of the state government to have undertaken welfare works here.

People here do not feel safe even during day time and help line services are virtually non-existent. While mobile phone services are still a dream, BSNL has not yet extended land phone facility as yet.

Although the bordering village has a tehsil office, police station, primary health centre, lift irrigation office and agricultural office, there are no staff to manage the offices forcing the people to depend on neighbouring states.

The government employees posted here prefer to stay in the district headquarters town or go on leave and later take transfer citing inadequate facilities like communication, drinking water and electricity, apart from the Naxal threat.

The area is also deprived of quality education. Though there are primary, SC/ST development schools and Government high schools, a little progress has been made and the dropout rate is increasing. Literacy rate among the tribals here is less then 10 per cent because teachers rarely attend schools.

It is a punishment to work in Motu, said a government official here. Field officers and other government employees rarely visit Motu. The tribals and others living below poverty line are the worst sufferers. The people residing in the remote, interior pockets under the Motu tehsil are still deprived of the basic facilities and are left with no option but to take the help of the Naxals to get their work done. It’s only either the Naxals or men in khaki whom we see in this area, there is never a sign of a government official, said a resident of the area.

Bestowed with some of the best natural surroundings, the area can be an attractive eco-tourism spot if the Government pays due attention, said a government official.

Naxalite arrested at Mallikkuttai, TN

Saturday October 22 2005 11:04 IST

DHARMAPURI: The police here arrested a Naxalite at Mallikkuttai, 20 km from here.

According to police, the arrest was made when a special team led by Salem Q Branch Inspector Rajakaleeswaran was in search of underground Naxalites in Dharmapuri district. The team accompanied by local police searched Mallikkuttai village in Karimangalam police limit on October 20, 2005. Based on information, the team held Kamalanathan (48) of Mallikkuttai, a PWG activist, who had gone underground for many years. He was involved in the murder of the then Thally Union Chairman Venkatesan on August 5, 2002.

The Revolutionary Youth League Naxalite Kamalanathan had been trained by the People’s War Group (PWG) Naxalite team of Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, the police said. After completion of training he joined the Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) Naxal wing at Thally.

After the execution of Chairman Venkatesan‘s murder, he escaped to Bangalore and contacted the underground Naxalite Sundaramurthy. The police were in search of Sundaramuthy, when they secured Kamalanathan. No weapons were seized.

Kamalanathan was interrogated and handed over to the Krishnagiri police.

He was involved in the murder of former Thally Union Chairman Venkatesan.

Friday, October 21, 2005

New Jharkhand force

Statesman News Service

RANCHI, Oct. 21. — The Jharkhand government has given the nod to the raising of a new batallion to combat Naxalites in the state. The force, which would be the second batallion of the already existing India Reserve Force (IRF), would be having its headquarters at Saraikela.
The first batallion of the IRF is already in action in Jharkhand with its headquarters in Jamtara. The proposal for the new batallion was okayed during a meeting of the state Cabinet late last evening. The Cabinet also forwarded a proposal to the home department to prepare a detailed proposal for another seven batallions of IRF for deployment in Naxalite violence-ridden districts of the state where the Maoists have strongholds.
Local youths near the batallions’ headquarters would be given priority during induction into the force. The government expects that the recruitment drive would alienate the youths from the Naxalites in the districts, where the ultras have their best presence. The cost of setting up of the second batallion of IRF would be around Rs 13 crore, which would be funded initially by the Centre. The Centre would be providing 50 per cent of the cost as financial assistance and the rest as long-term loan.
The Cabinet also directed the home department to prepare separate proposals for setting up of State Industrial Security Force in the lines of the Central Industrial Security Force. The move comes after the recent signing of the memorandum of understanding with several private business houses by the state government.
The government also decided to give Rs 10 lakh as one-time compensation to the next of kin of all civilians, as well as home guard personnel, killed in Naxalite-related violence in Jharkhand. Till date there were no written rules before the state government regarding providing compensation to such victims of violence. The money that was sanctioned was purely on an ad-hoc basis. The new law will be applicable for civilian “informers” also.

Jharkhand police winning the confidence of villagers in NAXAL AREAS

Saturday October 22 2005 00:00 IST


RANCHI: Desperate for people's support to take on Maoist guerrillas, police in Jharkhand have decided to set up hand pumps and organise sports meets in rural areas.

This is aimed at winning the confidence of villagers who police officers believe can help the authorities greatly by warning them about rebel movements.

So policemen will now install hand pumps and have more interaction with villagers.

The exercise has been mooted by Jharkhand police chief V.D. Ram in a bid to improve relations with people who often possess knowledge about Maoist hideouts, bunkers and paths.

Ram admits that villagers have no faith in the police. "We want friendly cops. Only a friendly cop can bridge the gap between the police and people," Ram told IANS.

"Rural people have information about the Maoists but they do not give us the information. If the police are friendly, we can expect vital information from them."

As if this wasn't enough, at times villagers tip off the Maoists about the movement of security personnel. One reason for this is the alleged harassment the villagers face at the hands of the police.

The police headquarters has allocated Rs.100,000 to each of the 22 district police chiefs for putting up hand pumps. The police are also considering holding games and entertainment and cultural events.

Maoists are active in 15 of the 22 districts in Jharkhand and run a virtual parallel administration in many areas.

Gogoi accuses former CPI-ML MP for ethnic violence



Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused the CPI (ML)'s former MP of Karbi Anglong, Jayanta Rongpi, of being "responsible" for the ethnic violence in the hill district, saying that his pro-Naxalite 'red army' was behind the violent acts since September 26.

The Chief Minister told reporters that the police had intellegence reports on the existence of the 'red army' and its "involvement" in the violence. Those attacked also corroborated the complicity of the 'red army' pointing out 'red arm bands' the attackers had worn.

"There is no diferrence between Jayanta Rongpi and the 'red army'," Gogoi said.

Asked why no action had yet been taken against the former MP, Gogoi said, "Action would be taken according to law. He would be brought under the terms of reference of the judicial probe alrady ordered into the violence".
The Chief Minister said that operations would be launched against the 'red army' and a new outfit 'black widow', also alleged to be involved in the violence, soon. ''They would be banned if necessary.'' Gogoi said he had also ''reasons to suspect (Opposition leaders) George Fernandes and Promode Mahajan of attempting to create communal tension....'' George Fenandes had recently visited the district twice when he had no party base there, he said adding ''the judicial probe will also cover that.

17 of 31 policemen killed in AP were naxal victims

Hyderabad: In increasing violence against police, 31 policemen laid down their lives so far while performing their duty, compared to 40 killed in 2003, Of the 31 police personnel, 17 were killed in naxalite violence, according to police.

While there were seven deaths in Mahabubnagar, Guntur, Nalgonda, Cuddapah, Vizianagaram and West Godavari recorded three deaths each, while Khammam, Medak and Anantapur recorded two deaths each.

One policeman died in Visakhapatnam. A policeman of the Grey Hounds elite anti-naxal force was also another victim during the year, the release put out on the occasion of the Martyrs Day said.

Lumpenisation has crept into Naxal ideology:CRPF IG

Coimbatore | October 21, 2005 5:48:26 PM IST

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) IG- operations K T D Singh today observed that Naxal movement in the country was thwarting all efforts to take up developmental activities in their strongholds.
Talking to newsmen at CRPF training college here he said lumpenisation has Crept into the movement, which is not part of its ideology.

He said 13 states were affected by Naxal menace, while in states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala the naxals were trying to regroup.

He said efforts by the CRPF to wean local communities away from insurgent activities were not adequate and added state governments had a major role to play in this regard.

He said although extremist activities had come down in Jammu and Kashmir, CRPF cannot lower its guard until peace was completely restored.

Mr Singh said the strength of the CRPF would cross 200 battalions by 2007. Recruitment was going on for 15 more battalions. As part of its modernisation proces, CRPF was acquiring AK-series rifles, 81 MM mortars, Automatic grenade launchers, CARL gustav rocket launchers, night vision divices and deep search metal detetctors. It was also expanding its bomb detection and disposal squads.


Cops outnumber voters at Imamganj and in NAXAL affected areas

[ Friday, October 21, 2005 03:28:52 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
GAYA: With the deployment of about 500 BSF personnel on the ground and two MI-8 choppers keeping a vigil from the skies, polling in the four booths of the Imamganj Assembly constituency presented a battlefield-like scene on Thursday. To boost the confidence of the frightened voters, the forces kept their fingers constantly on the trigger.

Earlier on Tuesday, polling could not take place at booth numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 on account of a strong Naxal presence in the area and extremely difficult terrain, which makes the place a safe haven for ultras. Though officials would not admit, it was after more than two decades that poll personnel could visit the poling stations.

Earlier, poll personnel used to stamp the ballot papers and press the buttons at some safe place far away from Chhakarbandha, the Naxal stronghold, to complete the election ritual.
Despite unprecedented security, the turnout (if any) was very low and the people believe that even the official claim of two voters turning out at polling station no. 2 was exaggerated. The security cover at the booth turned out to be 50 cops for one voter, provided the voter was there.

Though the district officials are not in a position to give the exact number of registered voters at the booth, the figure may be around 800. The response at booth no. 3 was somewhat better, as records show 30 marks on the EVM. The non-availability of video footage of the polling in the Maoist den has further provided fodder to the skeptics.

Defying Naxal diktat is not that easy. For the record, again of questionable credibility, 30 voters pressed the EVM buttons at booth no. 3. According to an official, even if no voter turned up at the booth, the very fact that the polling party reached there was an achievement in itself.

Repoll at the other three booths of Imamganj segment passed off peacefully with a 27 per cent voter turnout

Bihar Elections : Administration rolls out Phase-II bandobast

Rao rolls in Phase-II bandobast

[ Friday, October 21, 2005 03:28:04 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
PATNA: Security forces have been put in a state of high alert for the second phase of polls in Bihar scheduled for October 26 during which about 60 to 65 per cent polling booths would be covered by the Central para-military forces.

The remaining polling centres would be covered by the district armed police, Bihar Military Police and digital cameras. Altogether 567 companies of Central forces would be deployed during the second phase of polls, in which 92 companies would be deployed in Muzaffarpur alone.

As many as 11,234 buildings where polling stations will be located, including 685 in Naxal-hit areas would be covered by Central forces spread over 13 "Out of the total 567 companies of Central forces, 530 companies have already already left for their destinations.

Services of Central forces will also be utilised in executing pending non-bailable warrants and arresting hardcore criminals in districts. The district police have also been directed to utilise their services while conducting raids to unearth units manufacturing illegal arms and countrymade liquor," said chief secretary G S Kang on Thursday.

Four Indian Air Force helicopters have been hired for aerial surveillance during the second phase of polls on October 26. Altogether, 70 companies of Central forces will be deployed in the polling booths for Friday's polling in four Assembly segments of Gaya district.

Some of the Central forces companies have been asked to stay back at their place of deployment to guard the EVMs locked in strong rooms

YSR condemns violence by Maoist NAXALS and suicide bombers

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today condemned the acts of violence by insurgents and religious fundamentalists.

Addressing ''The Commemoration Parade'' organised in connection with the Martyrs' Day of the police at the Police Martyrs' memorial in Goshamahal here, he questioned the Maoists ''who stake claims for ushering in social revolution'' what they had actually achieved.

Dr Reddy charged the left wing extremists and fundamentalists with creating a feeling of insecurity among the youth and driving them towards violence.

Referring to the recent incident of human bomb explosion at the head office of the Task Force in the city, the Chief Minister said religious fanaticism had gone to the extent of a man sacrificing his own life to embarass the government.

Appealing to all sections of the society to cooperate with the government in its efforts to overcome the challenges it is facing in achieving social justice, Dr Reddy called upon the police to work for a better society with a service moto.

Addressing the meeting, Home Minister K Jana Reddy called on the naxalites to shun violence and join the mainstream.

The ultras should realize that power does not stem out of the barrel of a gun, Jana Reddy said that efforts of the government to bring the extremists back to the mainstream were showing good results.

Nepal's top communist leader to visit New Delhi

Kathmandu | October 21, 2005 1:15:06 PM IST

One of Nepal's top communist leaders will head for New Delhi Sunday for a week-long visit on an invitation by major Indian parties.
Madhav Kumar Nepal, chief of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist and former deputy prime minister of Nepal, will be in India to hold talks with Indian and Nepali leaders.

Nepal is going at the invitation of the Nepal Democracy Solidarity Committee formed by major Indian parliamentary parties to support the pro-democracy movement in Nepal after King Gyanendra seized power with the help of the army in February.

Last month, the committee had sent a team to Kathmandu headed by Sitaram Yechuri, leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), to assess the situation in Nepal after the coup and express solidarity with seven major Nepali parties who have formed a coalition to oppose the royal takeover.

The visit by the Indian leaders had angered Nepal's government headed by Gyanendra with royalists calling it blatant interference in Nepal's internal matters.

Now the Nepali leader's visit is likely to trigger suspicion in the government that he would hold secret talks with Maoist leaders in India.

Madhav Kumar Nepal's India visit comes even as the seven opposition parties reiterated their decision to boycott the civic elections called by Gyanendra on Feb 8 and said they would go ahead with their plan to hold talks with the underground Maoist leaders for a united opposition to the king.

This week, the opposition parties also said they had entrusted senior leaders with the responsibility of holding talks with the Maoists but declined to name them in view of the government's threat to take action against any politician found consorting with the rebels, whom the government has branded terrorists.

Madhav Kumar Nepal had earlier created a furore when he held secret talks with top Nepali Maoist leaders in a hotel in India's Lucknow city.

Though the Indian government too considers Nepal's Maoists to be terrorists and have jailed some of them, taking advantage of the open border between the two countries, rebel leaders frequently travel to India for medical treatment and propaganda.


40 per cent polling in four NAXAL affected constituencies

Gaya, Oct 21. (PTI): Amidst unprecedented security, polling in four Assembly constituencies with naxalite activity in Bihar's Gaya district today passed off peacefully with an estimated 40 per cent voter turnout, official sources said.

The low voter turnout in the four hyper-sensitive constituencies was attributed to intermittent rain and Friday prayers by members of the Muslim community during Ramzan.

Gaya district magistrate-cum-district election officer Sandeep Poundrik said polling was "absolutely peaceful" in Gaya (town), Gaya (mufassil), Bodh Gaya and Belaganj constituencies.

"No arrest was made as everything passed off peacefully," he said.

The RJD candidate for Obra seat Satyanarain Singh Yadav was, however, detained during polling hours for going around with a large number of supporters, official sources said.

Unprecedented security arrangements were made for polls in the four hyper-sensitive constituencies in Gaya with 6,000 central para-military forces deployed at 1,005 polling stations.

Four IAF helicopters patrolled the skies to ward off any threat from Naxalites who had called a boycott of polls.

Polling in the four constituencies was to be held in the first phase on October 18, when balloting was held for 57 seats, but had to be deferred to facilitate adequate deployment of security forces.

Repolling in 130 booths including Nabinagar, Aurangabad, Obra, Nawada, Goh, Jhajha, Ara, Sandesh, Bikramganj, Warsaliganj, also passed off peacefully, state election office sources said.

It's Naxalites Vs BSF as Bihar goes to polls

[ Friday, October 21, 2005 10:07:09 am PTI ]

GAYA: Polling began in four Naxalite-hit constituencies in Bihar's Gaya district this morning amid tight security and IAF helicopters maintaining aerial surveilance, official sources said.

Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Jha said that 65 companies of central para-military forces comprising over 6,000 personnel, have been deployed at 1005 polling stations in Gaya (town), Gaya (mofussil), Belaganj and Bodh Gaya constituencies.

Polling in these places, earlier scheduled for October 18, was postponed till today by the Election Commission to facilitate effective deployment of security forces.

All the 1005 booths are being manned by Border Security Force, ITBP and CRPF personnel.

Four IAF choppers were patrolling the skies in the four hyper-sensitive constituencies where naxalites have given a call for boycott of elections.

There are 43 candidates in the fray, including nine each in Belaganj, Gaya (town) and Bodh Gaya besides 16 in Gaya(mofussil).

Repolling is also being held in 130 booths spread over 26 assembly constituencies in Bihar today where polling was conducted in the first phase on October 18.

Repolling got underway this morning in the highest number of 18 booths in Nabinagar, followed by DEO (14), Aurangabad and Obra (11 each), Chakai (10), Arwal (09), Nawada (08), Goh (07), Dehri, Rafiganj (six each), Govindpur, Hisua, Katoria (four each), Jhajha, Sahar (three each), Piro (two), Ara, Sandesh, Bikramganj, Dinara, Sasaram, Kurtha, Warsaliganj, Rajauli, Amarpur and Mohania (one each).

The Election Commission had ordered repoll in these places following complaints of electoral malpractices and defects in electronic voting machines.

Daman Pratirodh Manch ,pro-Naxalite organisation demands withdrawl of cases against Naxals

Withdraw all criminal cases against tribals, activists: Manch

Friday October 21 2005 12:03 IST

BHUBANESWAR: Daman Pratirodh Manch, a pro-Naxalite organisation, has demanded withdrawal of all criminal charges against the tribals and political activists of Gajapati district.

Addressing mediapersons here on Thursday, convener of the forum Dandapani Mohanty alleged the law enforcement agency and the Central Reserve Police Force have unleashed a reign of terror on the tribals in the district in the name of maintaining law and order. Many innocent tribals have been falsely framed, he said.

Villagers of Mandarabaju in the said district are the worst affected as the Orissa State Armed police, which has a camp there since 1999, leaves no occasion in terrorising the gullible people, the Manch alleged. False and fabricated charges were framed against four people in Naxal-related cases and convicted for life, he alleged and added that two of them were arrested in a case of mistaken identity.

Criticising the Government for turning a deaf ear to their plight, he demanded release of all convicts including the ones sentenced to life and immediate withdrawal of para-military force from the area.

Zonal commander , dreaded Maoist arrested in Jharkhand's Chatra district

Ranchi: A dreaded Maoist ultra, wanted in more than 70 criminal cases, was arrested yesterday from Ranka police station area in Jharkhand's Chatra district, police said today.

According to police, 'zonal commander' of the banned naxal outfit, CPI-Maoist, Hansraj Kahar, alias Uttam, was arrested on a tip off from a house in Hardaag village in a joint operation by the CRPF and state police.
He carried a reward of Rs 50,000 and was wanted in more than 70 cases by Jharkhand and neighbouring Chattisgarh police.

An aide of the arrested extremist, understood to be a 'sub-zonal commander' of the outfit in Chattisgarh, fled from the scene.

The arrested ultra was active in Palamu and Garwa districts of Jharkhand and also in Chattisgarh.

CRPF is modernising its force to counter NAXAL menace

To counter challenges posed by extremists, particularly naxalites, CRPF is in the process of modernising its force by inducting sophisticated weapons and gadgetry, a top official said today.

"CRPF is facing some challenge in the naxal-affected areas since they use IEDs and landmines, causing heavy damage to the force," K T D Singh Inspector General (Operations), CRPF, Delhi, told reporters at its training camp at Kududampalayam, about 20 kms from here.

Though modernisation was being done in a phased manner since 2000, CRPF was now getting better weapons, communication equipment, modern and bullet proof vehicles and mine protectors, Singh said.

To improve its performance, the force keeps reviewing its requirements and old 7.62 rifles were being replaced with AK group of rifles and INSAS, besides inducting Automatic Grenade Launcher and CG Rocket Launchers, he said.

The force has acquired a new kind of satellite communication system which was very useful in inhospitable terrain, Singh said adding that CRPF was also getting sophisticated protective gears like bullet proof jackets, night vision devices, dog squad and gadgets for bomb disposal squad.

On the strength of the force, Singh said that with 25 more battalion being raised by next year, the total battalion strength would increase to 200 by 2007.

Singh, who is here in connection with the Police Commemoration Day, said there were two exclusive Mahila battalion and their personnel have been deployed in adequate numbers in Jammu and Kashmir. Though the level of terrorist activities and violence have come down in Jammu and Kashmir, strict vigil was being kept there, Singh said, adding that CRPF was alert in 13 States, including North Eastern and Naxal-infested regions.

"However, we have been quite successfull at many places, neutralising terrorism, recovering weapons and explosives, besides arresting number of insurgent cadres," he said.

"We are taking care in countering the challenges from naxalites, who are causing damage through hidden attacks, like they did in Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, where 31 CRPF personnel lost their lives. Such incidents are a matter of concern for us," Singh said.

However, no amount of attacks would deter the determined force and the morale of the troops was very high, he said.

A Joint Task Force has also been created on the operations being undertaken in Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.

The Union Home Ministry has also decided to strengthen coastguard vigil, for which substantial funds would be provided soon.

At an average, 1000 CRPF personnel had laid down their lives while fighting extremist activities across the country, Singh added.

No Naxal violence in TN: CRPF

Coimbatore, Oct 21: Naxalites operating from Andhra Pradesh have so far not indulged in violence in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, despite their presence in these states, K T D Singh, IG of CRPF, said today.

Naxalites were active in Andhra Pradesh and to certain extent in Karnataka, where they were indulging in violence. But as far as Tamil Nadu and Kerala are concerned, despite movement in fringe areas, they are not indulging in violence, Singh told reporters at Kurudampalayam CRPF training camp, about 20 km from here.

Due to pressure from the Governments of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the left-wing extremists tend to move to the border areas of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, for a short time, which have come to the notice of the governments and CRPF, he said. (Agencies)

Published: Friday, October 21, 2005

Karkala: P M Pemmaiah Takes Charge as SP of Anti-Naxal Force

Karkala: P M Pemmaiah Takes Charge as SP of Anti-Naxal Force

Daijiworld News Network - Karkala (GA)

Karkala, Oct 21: P M Pemmaiah has taken over as the new Superintendent of Police of Anti Naxal Force (ANF) recently. He has been appointed in place of Madhukar Shetty who was recently appointed as SP of Chikamagalur.

P M Pemmaiah joined the police department as sub inspector. Ever since, he has rendered his services at Kota, Udupi, Pandeshwar, Bunder and Urwa police stations as sub inspector. Later he was promoted to the post of inspector and DySP. He has also offered his services in Coat Guards during the year 2000-02.
He was honoured with Chief Ministers medal in 1981 and 2000 for his yeomen's service.

In his first media briefing after taking over as ANF SP he said that, if ANF gets good cooperation and encouragement from the government as well as the higher officials, they will be able to do justice to the responsibility laid on their shoulders.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Change in naxal leadership will not have any impact: DGP Swaranjit Sen

Hyderabad | October 21, 2005 1:49:26 AM IST

Reacting to reports on change in CPI (Maoist) leadership in Andhra Pradesh, Director General of Police (DGP) Swaranjit Sen today said it will not have any impact on police action or attitude.
Addressing newspersons here, Mr Sen said the Maoist movement was viewed in totality and the police would take firm action against Maoists if they indulged in extortion or killings.

On naxal activity in the state, the DGP said so far the situation remained normal. ''We have, however, instructed our force to be more vigilant in the present scenario to avoid any violent attacks from naxals. Let saner counsel prevail on the Maoists in the larger interest of the people.'' The police had been instructed not to victimise people while pursuing the Maoists, he added.
The DGP also announced that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy would participate in the Police Commemoration Day at Police Martyrs Memorial, Goshamahal, on October 21. Several programmes were being conducted in this connection for the past one week.

Mr Sen also said that from February one, 1996 to September 30, 2005, the Police Department has given ex-gratia to familes of 492 personnel who died on duty. About ten cases were pending and they would also be cleared shortly. Referring to policemen killed on duty, Mr Sen 31 policemen were killed in the state in 2005. Of them 15 died in extremist violence.
Mr Sen said a police officer from Andhra Pradesh led a 19-member team representing 12 states of the country to pay tributes to ten CRPF jawans who died in combat on October 21, 1959, at 'Hot Springs' (India-China border) in Jammu & Kashmir, which was 15,600 feet above sea level.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rao said that 'Hot Springs' was located 250 km (north-east) to Leh near Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir.

The team covered 750 km from Leh and another 150 km to reach Kobran. It then took an army truck to travel another 100 km to reach 'Hot Springs' on September two, he explained.

He said the expedition was really very special to him. 'When we went there, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and important police officers had come there by air to pay their tributes to the martyrs.


New surrender policy for Maoist NAXALS in Jharkhand

Dipankar Bose in Ranchi

Oct. 20. — The police brass in Jharkhand has prepared a new surrender policy for Maoists in the state. Senior police officers said it is an effort to muster confidence among the extremists to leave the guns behind and return to the mainstream.

The proposal has already been forwarded to the state home department and would soon be sent to the chief minister’s secretariat for its final seal, before being placed before the Cabinet for its nod. The groundwork on the draft of the surrender policy gained momentum after the Belwaghati massacre in September, when fifteen villagers were gunned down by the ultras in the Giridih district.

Both chief minister Mr Arjun Munda and former chief minister Mr Babulal Marandi expressed the need to evolve a proper surrender policy for Maoists over the years. It is learnt that the new draft policy has been prepared under the direct supervision of the state DGP Mr VD Ram. Mr Ram invited suggestions from all SPs of Naxalite violence-affected districts. The draft policy says that extremists surrendering would be offered jobs in the police forces. But those to be offered the jobs have to be literate.

Attractive rehabilitation packages for surrendered extremists are also on the cards. It has been dealt with elaborately in the draft. Agricultural land would be offered to all who surrender; Houses under Indira Awas Yojna for all who surrender and are homeless; as for those who surrender with arms, there is direct financial assistance. Legal aid would be provided to contest cases for hardcore Naxalites, if they decide to lay down arms along with their groups of armed cadres.
A separate proposal has also been sent to the home department by the police, for providing direct assistance to persons who sustained permanent disabilities due to Naxalite related violence.

Maoist NAXALS take neighbours’ cover

Nani Gopal Pal in Purulia

Oct. 20. – “Hard core Maoists are hiding in neighbouring states and may easily escape.” This was confirmed by a state police official in Purulia town.
Another state police official who recently visited Purulia district, blamed it on the Jharkhand police “Despite our repeated requests, Jharkhand and Bihar police are reluctant to take strong action against Maoists. We don’t know why.”

The superintendent of police, Purulia, Mr Rangaswami Sivkumar is worried about the Maoists’ strike. They successfully carry out frequent attacks on policemen and police camps.

Talking to The Statesman in Purulia last week, Mr Rangaswami Sivkumar expressed his displeasure with the police of neighbouring states and the 4 October case when a group of armed Naxalite activities blew up a police camp which was under construction.

Following the operation, a joint team of West Bengal and Jharkhand state police continued search operations in Chakma Makuli and Lakaisini, nearly 40 km. in hilly forest areas between the West Bengal and Jharkhand border.

The operation was fruitless because no activists were traced.
“We were careful on our part, but we don’t know about the activities of the other team,” an official said.

He claimed: “Members of Naxalite group know quite well that they are not safe in West Bengal.” Consequently, Maoists always hide in dense forest areas, he added.
Jharkhand, Bihar, Nepal and Andhra Pradesh borders are safe corridors for escaping members of the Naxalite group, and they are utilising these routes.

In adjoining Bihar, roads and railway tracks are also an option. Maoists regularly blast railway tracks to warn the police of their presence.

Purulia’s Bandwan block is another safe corridor for Maoist operations. Since 11 October 2003, when the officer-in-charge of Bandwan, Mr Nilmadhab Das died on the spot during a land-mine blast following encounter, Maoists have been striking regularly.

They snatched guns from policemen on duty in a state government bus, en-route from Bandwan to Siliguri.
The inspector general of police (western), Mr Anil Kumar who has vast experience in tackling Maoists never discloses police strategy against operations of Naxalite activists.
But he failed to answer why the state government is not banning Naxals, when the Centre is mounting pressure.

A communication gap saved Chandrababu Naidu

K. Srinivas Reddy

Failure of "scout" led to delay in triggering the claymore mines

HYDERABAD: The Telugu Desam chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, owes his life to an unnamed Maoist, who was part of the team that carried out an abortive attack on him at Alipiri two years ago.

The naxalite's failure to intimate the team about Mr. Naidu's movements led to a split-second delay in triggering the claymore mines, possibly saving his life. Mr. Naidu, his Cabinet colleague, B. Gopalakrishna Reddy, legislators R. Rajasekhara Reddy and Chadalavada Krishna Murthy, and security personnel were injured in the attack.


The attack on N. Chandrababu Naidu by the PWG at Tirupati on October 1, 2003, is a prime example of precise long-term planning. The PWG used World War II-vintage low-technology appropriately. It did not use either remote-triggers which could be jammed by electromagnetic jammers, nor timers which would require precise forecasting of the exact second when Naidu’s convoy would pass by.

Significantly, even the deep search metal detectors used to survey Naidu’s route failed to detect the gelatin Claymore mines packed with metal shrapnel. Nor did sniffer dogs, who had searched Naidu’s entire route for several hours, manage to detect them. An indicator of the PWG’s meticulousness was that the Claymores had been planted at least two months prior to the attack, and thick grass had grown over them. The PWG managed to dig up the earth from behind without disturbing the stone formation on the embankment at all and place the mines inside. Again, the outfit knew months in advance that Naidu would be travelling on that road on October 1 to attend an annual religious function.

Naidu survived only because the Claymores were planted horizontally perpendicular to the road on embankments, and his Level-3 bulletproof Ambassador withstood the sideways blasts. But whereas the shells of such cars are heavily armoured with steel plates, their undersides continue to be practically unprotected. If the PWG had used a mine or explosive planted underneath the road surface — as the militants in Kashmir do — Naidu may not have been so lucky. PWG units in tribal areas of Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh also possess similar expertise in land mines.

Insight into the attack

The failure of the `scout' came to light through an article in Jung, the military magazine of the Maoists. It provides an insight into the planning and execution of the attack.

The report, a copy of which is in the possession of The Hindu , said the `Special Action Team' (SAT) hid 17 claymore mines underneath a paved embankment of the ghat road, about 150 yards from the Alipiri junction. The detonation point was 12 m away from the mines, and the team detailed for detonation had an excellent view of the road.

"The team collected the details of Naidu's movement in Tirupati and was ready. Our comrades connected the camera flash gun to mines and hid it. ... CM started for Tirumala at 4 p.m. But since the scout did not alert the team about the movement [of the convoy], the team had to face a situation for which they were totally unprepared," the article said.

Written by attack team?

"The teams rushed to the place, took out the flash gun even while trying to get input from the scout, and then they noticed the escort vehicle zipping past. Then the CM's car came into view and without losing a second, we detonated the mines and retreated instantly," the article, probably written by the action team, said.

The delay apparently saved Mr. Naidu's life as the boot of the level-3 bulletproof car took the full impact of the shot-put balls used as projectiles. The white Ambassador car overturned due to the massive blast. Mr. Naidu, who was sitting in the front and had not fastened his seat belt, sustained a hairline fracture on his shoulder.

"It took about five minutes for the police and other officials to reach the overturned car. They did not attempt to catch any of us," the action team wrote. On an introspective note, it admitted they underestimated the strength of the bulletproof car. "Despite the massive blast, the car withstood the shock wave."

The article disclosed that the SAT carried out several "dry runs," during which they blasted 17 electronic detonators using the same length of electrical wire and the same camera flash gun.

Heavy forces deployment for today’s poll

Gaya, Oct 20 Tight security arrangements have been made for Friday’s poll in four naxal-hit constituencies in Gaya district of Bihar with over 6,000 central para-military forces (CPMF) personnel deployed across 1,005 polling booths. As many as 65 companies of CPMF would be on duty at the polling booths in Gaya (town), Gaya (Mufassil), Belaganj and Bodh Gaya constituencies, SP of police Sunil Kumar Jha told PTI

The EC had postponed the polling in these areas to ensure better mobility and deployment of CPMF. All 278 booths in Gaya (town) and 267 in Belaganj will have 100 % deployment of border security force, he said.


Maoist surrenders, 4 sympathisers held

Adilabad | October 21, 2005 1:49:34 AM IST

A naxal belonging to CPI(Maoist) surrendered before the Adilabad District Superintendent of Police Kripanand Tripati Ujela here today. In another case, four Maoist sympathisers were arrested by the Adilabad police.
Chitran Jayawanth Rao, Local Guerilla Squad member of Mangi Dalam of CPI(Maoist) surrendered as he got vexed with the naxal ideology, according to police.

In another incident, the Adilabad police arrested CPI(Maoist) sympathisers Gistu (39), Yoganand (48), Rajani Babu (23) and Balaraj (30) in the Asifabad forest area of the district, the police added.

How the Marxist parivar amasses so much wealth

By Surya Narain Saxena

Recently startling revelations have been made about the 'socialist morality' of the communist parties of various hues—CPI, CPM, Maoists, Naxalites and others—their leaders and cadres. It is all a tale of sleaze, sex and avarice. It consists of everything that the comrades have been condemning ever since their political birth as a result of decadent western-capitalist-bourgeois culture. A common saying is "power corrupts" but I would now, after having read about the escapades of the Marxist-Maoist biradari, deduce that "money or lust for money corrupts more and more deeply". And this is not confined to any particular area, region or state of the country or the neighbourhood. Don Dawood's 'D' company must be marvelling at the communists' 'C' company, which has outdone the former in loot, extortion, bribery, protection tax, drug trafficking, even flesh trade and various other devious ways of amassing wealth and property by the party.

Except the CPI, an apparatchik of Soviet Russia, the CPI(M), CPI(ML) and all Maoist groups including insurgents like the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM), NSCN(K), National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF), People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of Manipur and others look to China for inspiration, emulation and regulation. The Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has recently declared that when in power it is not possible to follow the principles (Marxism) and we have to seek truth not from the books (Das Capital) but from actual facts. He probably meant Mao's Red Book, the thoughts of which have no relevance today. True to their new thesis, Buddhadeb and his like-minded friends have consigned the books to bookshelves and are learning their new lessons from the 'facts of life' of their mentor Mao Tse Tung. What are these facts? These were hidden till recently behind the Chinese iron curtain and have come to light largely through books like Mao the Unknown Story by Jung Chang, which has smashed many a myth about Mao and exposed him. His killer instinct took seven million Chinese lives during his lifetime and left far behind his contemporary dictators, who too had no value for human life like Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini.

The 1956-61 famine in China is described as a Mao-made one. While some 38 million of his countrymen were dying of hunger, Mao is said to have been enjoying life. Communist sources do admit to Mao's romantic escapades, who married four times and his fourth wife was much younger to him and when her beauty and youth could not hold Mao any more, she was incarcerated and tortured so much that she committed suicide in jail. I have penned these lines about Mao because these have a bearing on what his disciples are doing in the Indian sub-continent. It is no secret that almost all insurgents of the North-East are inspired and influenced by the Mao-Chou led China. So much so that Isaac Muivah and Khaplang, leaders of the two factions of the NSCN, were trained by the Chinese army at Lhasa, Tibet. Not surprisingly the Church and communism are comfortable bedfellows in the North-East insurgency.

True to their new thesis, Buddhadeb and his like-minded friends have consigned the books to bookshelves and are learning their new lessons from the 'facts of life' of their mentor Mao Tse Tung.

Tripura and N-E rebels

What the police, intelligence sources and the surrendered/deserted men and women have disclosed about the money-making means of Tripura insurgents—Baptist Christians plated with communism—fighting for a 'homeland' for original Tripuris is abhorrent and shocking. One wonders how the 'revolutionaries' can stoop so low to earn money. Rebellion needs huge funds, mainly for arms purchase and maintaining cadres. Common source of funding is loot, extortion, abduction for ransom, protection tax and drug trafficking, which has earned this method the title 'narco-insurgency'. These means have worked well in Tripura for almost five decades, thanks to a long spell of CPM government in the State. But in recent years, the Tripura authorities, realising that the situation might go out of control, tightened the noose around the rebels with the result that the cases of kidnapping for ransom coming down from 400 in 1999-2000 to 100 last year. This created a crisis of funds for the NLFT and ATTF rebel groups, who had to devise alternative means for making money. Communists have never bothered about purity of means, end is what matters to them always. Anything that brings money is fair enough for them. Now the Tripura rebels are producing porn films on a commercial scale and selling and supplying tribal girls to massage parlours, bars and brothels in Thailand, Bangladesh, Myanmar and other Asian countries. Tribal girls, generally in their twenties are either lured or forcibly recruited at gun point to act in blue films or pushed into flesh trade. The sale of porn film DVDs and CDs, which sell like hot cakes in Agartala and neighbouring countries, bring fast and easy money in dollars, with no hassles and risks of anti-insurgency operations of the armed forces. "The NLFT leadership also decided to raise a women's army by recruiting 100 women into rebel ranks to keep the male cadres in good humour," says a Tripura police officer. Two escapee girls from rebels' jungle hideouts have related to police authorities how they and women cadres were sexually abused in jungle camps by their male commanders. This reminds one of the practice of recruiting Korean girls as ‘Comfort Women’ into the Japanese army. Reports of a similar system in Comrade Prachand's Maoist army in Nepal have also been received. These unfortunate girls are also presented as bribes to Bangladeshi authorities and ISI agents based in that country for allowing the rebels to run their camps and for unhindered trade in flesh and blue films thereby ensuring massive earnings in foreign exchange. A national daily has recently published an article detailing these sleazy and immoral money-making devices of Tripura rebels.

Naga insurgency, known as the mother of insurgency in the North-East, has given rise to some 30 armed rebel groups in the region. The "Shillong Accord" and the ceasefire agreement with the GoI beginning August 1, 1997 proved a godsend for the Naga insurgents to collect enormous amounts of money. This is because our armed forces are bound by ceasefire rules not to shoot or interfere in extortions, kidnappings for ransom, and extraction of taxes from businessmen, road tax from truckers and other levies. Not to be left behind to their counterparts in Tripura, they too are now indulging in sharing the drug smuggling trade, while masquerading as anti-drug and anti-AIDS campaigners. Recently authorities intercepted a letter of a Naga insurgent leader asking a drug don to meet him with Rs 15 lakh for release of a drug consignment impounded by the NSCN(I-M) cadres. Illegal extortions plus the income from drug trafficking has enriched the Naga insurgents—paupers till the ceasefire—so much that they advertise to pay handsome salaries and a lumpsum payment of Rs 5 lakh to fresh recruits. Long live ceasefire, long live drug trade and long live the new communist morality: "Colour of the cat doesn't matter so long as it catches the mice."

Money minting Kerala style

Down south the Marxists in Kerala are no less contaminated with money mindedness and are steadily abandoning Marxism in favour of capitalism and all that it connotes. Unlike their counterparts in West Bengal, who have been in power for almost three decades and they themselves intermittently for half-a-century, they have amassed more wealth and assets than their Bengali comrades.

The day is not far when with the present estimated assets of Rs 4000 crore and a rapid growth engine, the Kerala unit of CPM will be seen sitting with the Ambanis, Tatas and Birlas. And forget not that it is a party representing the poor and have-nots. The CPM with its various students, teachers, government employees, labour, women, head loaders affiliates is the single largest owner of real estate in Kerala. The party although abhors all things old, scrupulously follows the age old maxim,' Jo lagayega so payega' (one who invests must earn) is quick and prudent in investing in the next profit-making venture. Instances are many. From the highly circulated and profit-yielding multi-edition daily Deshabhimani the party launched a multi-crore Malayalam TV channel Kairali. With a powerful media at its disposal, the party is able to control the levers of power in the State and at the Centre in the UPA and also extract heavy advertisements from them, their public undertakings, businessmen and industrialists. Kerala, known as 'God's own country', is atop the destinations of domestic and international tourists. How can the eagle-eyed CPM let go the money in tourism and entertainment industry. Therefore, it is venturing into building hotels, resorts and even a water theme park by acquiring huge chunks of valuable agriculture land in several districts of Kerala through its farmer's wing.

So much so that Isaac Muivah and Khaplang, leaders of the two factions of the NSCN, were trained by the Chinese army at Lhasa, Tibet. Not surprisingly the Church and communism are comfortable bed-fellows in the North-East insurgency.

Kerala is notorious for hooch deaths but it hardly inhibits the Marxists from its gainful liaison with the illicit liquor lobby. Proof: A prominent CPM leader and former MLA Surendran is under investigation for his dealings with a notorious hooch lord during the LDF rule. The latter's diaries record monthly payments to several CPM leaders. A dubious deal of Rs 375 crore with a Canadian company with no benefit to the State has drawn the CPM State Secretary and former power minister Pinarayi Vijayan into a high magnitude controversy.

(The writer can be contacted at B-79, Swasthya Vihar, Delhi-110 092.)

Inquilabi, Ghadar, ASHA/AID Inc. homegrown in USA, operating through China-Comintern

Gabriele Dietrich is a theology teacher, a german who claims to have become an Indian citizen. Of course, leader of the Pennurimai Iyakkam (Women's Rights Movement). Didn't Sandeep Pandey talk about gender? Gender, Gandhi, Coke (water), teaching kids about KPN through textbooks authored by the great educationist Balaji Sampath, are the stock-in-trade for the naxals.

Well, here is the collation on Ghadar, thanks to the questions raised by Radha Rajan.

Ghadar parties and China-Comintern in league with AID Inc./ASHA operatives and naxals

In 1912, Hindustani Association of the Pacific coast was formed at Portland (USA). The Hindustan Association later changed its name to the Ghadar Party. Leaders of the Ghadar Party in general were migrant Hindus and Sikhs. But the party got a great fillip in Japan through Maulvi Barkat Ullah who was a professor at the Tokyo University.

Hardial Bains: Born in India into a communist family in the Punjab, Bains became a member of the youth wing of the Communist Party of India ("CPI")… Bains was a leader of the anti-revisionist movement internationally and founded or helped found anti-revisionist parties around the world including the Hindustani Ghadar Party (Organisation of Indian Marxist-Leninists Abroad), the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist), and the Communist Party of Ireland (Marxist-Leninist) and the Communist Ghadar Party of India.

National Office: 1867 Amherst Street, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3L7Tel: (514) 522-1373 or 1-800-749-9553 Fax: (514) 522-5872 Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is registered with Elections Canada by the name "Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada"; the party takes the stand that Canada's other Communist Party is "revisionist", in the sense of not being true to Stalinism/Maoism.

The Third Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India on 29 January 2005 was honoured by the presence and participation of delegations of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) and the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist). Comrade Lal Singh is the General Secretary of CGPI. Comrade Prakash Rao as the Spokesperson of the Party.
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Ghadar is a publication of the Forum of Inquilabi Leftists (FOIL) In April 2005 issue Biju Mathew gives an insider's account of the mobilization against Narendra Modi. Simultaneously shedding light on the multi-dimensional nature of US imperialism, his article powerfully endorses the power of desi progressive movements.
Inquilabi and Ghadar
Prior to 2004, FOIL was called Forum of Indian Leftists. The FOIL has graduated to Inquilabi Leftists. Inquilabi Zindabad (Sounds familiar? It is the salute on Communist Ghadar Party of
(cgpi). Ghadar means 'revolution'.
The PROXSA site [ PROXSA / YSS members:
]describes YSS (Youth Solidarity Summer – radical education for a new generation of South Asian activists). The slogan of YSS is
"Inquilab Zindabad!"
Why Ghadar? Ghadar party in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu means 'party of revolt'. "The name resonates with the historical, revolutionary, anti-imperialist Hindustan Ghadar Party (of the 1920s), that existed in India as well on this continent. Today, however, Ghadar has no relation whatsoever with the Canada based HGP."

CGPI is also listed at:
Since Ghadar Party has early association with Sikhs, it is no wonder that Biju Mathew takes up the cause of taxi drivers in New York. Thanks to the links with Communist Ghadar Party of Canada , the helps set up the website of (Communist Party of India Marxist-Leninist), a legacy of the Peoples' War group (which is kept on terror watch list by US State Dept.)

In April 2002, a conference funded by Oberlin-Shansi Foundation was titled 'Siting Secularism in India'. Prof. Anuradha Needham of the English Department, the organizer and contact point for the conference, was also a Trustee of the Oberlin-Shansi Foundation. "the Oberlin Declaration of April 21, 2002. Coming within weeks of the Gujarat riots triggered by the Godhra atrocity of February 27, the 45 signatories declared the Indian government guilty of genocide, etc. etc. The signatories came from the US, India, UK and France. "Professor"(?) Biju Mathew of Rider University, "Professor"(?) Raza Mir of Monmouth college and Harsh Kapoor of the South Asia. "Press Statement regarding Gujarat" By madurai collective 15/05/2002 At 08:32 issued by the participants at the 'Siting Secularism Conference', 21 April 2002 , Oberlin College , Oberlin , Ohio , USA .
Proxsa is a proxy of FOIL with the same people participating in both..

Oberlin College is an ancient institution, reputed for its liberal admission policies and inclusive environment. It was also thus favored by "leftist" (some would say "Communist") academics, from the days of the Russian Revolution, through the horrors of the McCarthy era. " Shansi" used to be "Shanxi", a city and province in China. In the 19th century, Christian missionaries from the US opened a mission there. During the Boxer Rebellion, the missionaries were killed and dumped in ditches. After the rebellion was suppressed, their remains were exhumed and moved to a proper graveyard. The Mission's sponsors evolved into an academic institution, fostering China-US exchanges. They also expanded into India , particularly South India, bringing Chinese studies there, and Indians to the US . The thrust was still to spread Chinese culture. In the 1950s, all contact with the People's Republic was cut off, and the Foundation focused more on India . Then, circa 1998 (coincidentally, about when the FOIL found resources to start "Ghadar") the Shansi Foundation found favor with the Beijing regime again. Now there are excellent contacts with Shansi University – presumably with official blessings from the Communist Party of the People's Republic of China. "Ghadar reappeared suddenly29 after a two-year absence, and with evident hurry – on February 21, 2002." By 1997-98,
China had re-established links to the Oberlin Shansi Foundation. This coincided with the appearance of Ghadar magazine.

Comintern is dead after the collapse of the USSR . It is now replaced by Ghadar, the China-Comintern. The operatives are Communist Ghadar Party of India
, Proxsa/FOIL and their charity-collection arms: AID Inc./ASHA.
Now, it is clear why Sandeep Pandey is associated with naxals and gets funded from charities operating in USA (charities such as AID Inc./ASHA). Naxals are part of the China-Comintern, an international brotherhood of comrades. Inquilab Zindabad. The headquarter is operating from Communist Ghadar Party of
Canada, which explains why CPI-ML gets its website set up by (ca means Canada).
China, by re-establishing the links to Oberlin Shansi Foundation, is operating from the
US soil to further revolution everywhere. It will be interesting to see how Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez became a communist owing allegiance to the China-Comintern. A recent visitor to
for a meeting with Hugo Chavez was Prakash Karat, who is now General Secretary of CPI-M.
CPI, CPI-M, CPI-ML, CGPI why so many communist outfits? They are all in it together now. The last pow-wow and orchestrated get together was during the socialist summit held in Mumbai. This was called 'World Social Forum 2004' Mumbai. Anti-imperialism grows worldwide proclaimed a website.

Some groups try to achieve revolution-by-stealth, by infiltrating the Congress, for example. Some try to work through Science Foundations such as Tamilnadu Science Foundation with a jeevan saathi named Balaji Sampath receiving regular project charity disbursements from AID Inc. The recent tsunami in Tamilnadu helped AID Inc. gather about $2 million. Balaji Sampath who wrote thoughtful reports about what should be done, is yet to report on what exactly was done with the moneys and account for the money trails to income-tax authorities and to Ministry of Home Affairs who should get a report on the use of foreign funds.

Two NAXAL Maoists lay down arms

Thursday October 20 2005 12:44 IST

ANANTAPUR: Two Maoists - U Narayana Swamy alias Chandra belonging to Pamurai village of Anantapur rural Mandal and Rammurthy alias Suryam of Karakulapalli village in Kambadur Mandal- on Wendesday surrendered before the district Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Jain.

Chandra had joined the Naxalite movement three years ago and was involved in the attack at Venktammanahalli and other incidents. Vexed with the infighting among the Maoists, he surrendered to the Police, according to the SP.
Suryam, who had joined the movement to solve his own land problem, gave up the agitation, as he could not solve his own problem.

Jain said that many Naxalites were ready to give up arms as they were realising the truth.

He alleged that the Maoists were ostracizing the cadre that surrendered before the police.

The SP questioned media persons whether Mutyala Naik (Bahudha dal Commander), Srikant (Ramagiri Dal Commander) and David (Papaghni dal Deputy Commander) did not belong to Maoist group.

Questioning the rationale behind the killing of T Nagendra Reddy by Maoists, he said that they needed to give an explanation to the people in this regard.

Jain said that Maoists had killed a mentally retarded person suspecting him of as an agent of police.

He said this incident had taken place in January in the forest area at Puttaparti but came to light when police seized a Naxalite dump.

Digital cameras installed in booths of NAXAL affected areas

[ Tuesday, October 18, 2005 01:08:25 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK ]
NEW DELHI: Bihar has scored another first. The Election Commission has for the first time decided to install 3,000 digital cameras inside sensitive polling booths and use four helicopters for surveillance during the first phase of polling in 61 assembly constituencies on Tuesday.

This is the latest in the series of measures that EC has taken to ensure free and fair elections in the state. Security-wise also, 600 companies of Central para-military forces have been deployed. Areas dominated by Naxals are going to the polls in the first phase.

The Commission has already postponed elections in Gaya Town, Gaya Moffusil, Belaganj and Bodh Gaya constituencies from October 18 to October 21 so that they can be fully covered by para-military forces. These areas are considered hotbeds of Naxal violence.

An EC source on Monday said that the need to install cameras was felt since many booths have a past record of bogus voting. "Now, everything would be recorded and bogus voting cases can be pursued with this evidence," the official said, adding that the Commission is taking measures to ensure that every voter's identification papers are checked and no one gets to vote without it

Jharkhand to set up seven more IRF batallions to curb extremism

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government today approved the raising of one batallion of India Reserve Force and directed the concerned authorities to prepare proposals for the setting up of seven more to tackle the menace of Maoist extremism in the state.
Cabinet Secretary Aditya Swaroop told newsman here that the proposal to raise one more batallion of IRF in Sarikela besides the existing one in Jamtada was approved by state cabinet today. The concenrned authorities were also directed to prepare the draft proposals for setting up of seven more such batallions.

Mr swaroop said that the cabinet also approved a proposal to raise the amount paid to the family of a deceased homeguard or private driver hired by police, who is killed during anti naxal operations from existing Rs. 2.50 lacs to 10 lacs.

''the cabinet also approved a proposal to set up forensic laboratories in 18 districts of the state.'' he said.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tangible results of Sandeep NAXAL Pandey's US success in 2005

Tangible results of Sandeep Pandey's US success in 2005

Encounter with DHS in San Francisco airport when he was interrogated for about two hours on his naxal, terrorist, anti-us, anti-nuclear campaigns and contacts with ASHA.

ASHA/AID Inc. supporters of Sandeep Pandey and those who support or sponsor his lecture events in USA should surely be on the DHS radar since the operatives allowed him in to continue with his tour with only $40 in his pocket. He has already told DHS who the people are who will be conducting his digvijayam in USA. Surely, a good dossier should be emerging.

Raju Rajagopal (many of many naxal seasons) and Netika Raval have been stung by the expose on the naxal and have surprisingly got into a defensive mode singing the praises of Sandeep Pandey. They have also noted the misrepresentation of Gandhi portrait on the flyers turned at an angle to show him like hammer and sickle. This is a good development since their camouflage has been exposed.

Pandey talked about coca-cola and gender rights. Maybe, he talked more in private proxsa meets. A tangible result of the coca-cola initiative is seen in the attached email I received from one Anivar Aravind. I don't know this guy. What I got is an apparent mass mailing, perhaps to the members of Riverlink yahoogroup which is now closed. This coca-cola issue was talked about on this group. So, I am assuming that the email has gone out to the members of this closed down group. Now, the resistance delegation is sought to be organized.

This is clearly a result of Sandeep Pandey's parleys in USA. The ASHA/AID INc./Proxsa/Rivers for people gang (cf. Angana Cheaterjee) have seen the possibility of collecting greenbacks from coca-cola in this initiative. If they succeed with coca-cola and get some settlement moneys, they will move on to pepsi-cola which is also operating in Bharatam producing aqua fina bottles and sponsoring cricket matches, to match coca cola's kinley also sponsoring cricket matches (apart selling their other brands of soft-drinks, sodas). Watch out, for some field action near UP river streams (Kerala will not be the locus because there is a friendly commie governance there). I wonder why pepsi-cola has been left out for now; maybe, it is part of a strategy to take on one MNC at a time. The objective of this proposed delegation by Anivar Aravind may be two-fold: to consolidate the naxal support group within USA with an issue since Narmada Bachao has lost steam; and of course, to make money.

Pandey should have received some fat purses in the dinner bashes at Westin and other locations of his digvijayam. Surely, these moneys are unrelated to ASHA/AID Inc. charity. Surely, these moneys are intended for activism of Sandeep Pandey and his naxal gang. How to stop this money going out of USA? Perhaps, alert IRS about the DHS encounter at SFO airport?

How to prevent PRoxsa attempt at recruting more activist delegates through Anivar Aravind's email?
Maybe, the possible recipients of this email should b made aware of the DHS encounter at SFO airport and their interest in promoting ASHA ! This should frighten away fence-sitters within these political charities and make them aware of the nature of the political charities, unrelated to development and education.
Water is an evocative subject as Medha Patkar showed and as Angana Cheaterjee also showed by getting into 'environmental protection' groups. Environment, gandhi are good covers, camouflages for promoting the naxal agenda and gathering media attention.

The questions the fence-sitters should be made to ask Netika Raval and Raju Rajagopal are:

a. Why only coca-cola? Why not Pepsi? Both coke and pepsi can be made to settle out of court and pay up;

b. Why only in UP, why not agitate also in Kerala and in all places where coke and pepsi plants have come up?

c. why not take up the issue with the communist parties which are supporting the UPS government which has allowed coke and pepsi into India a part of the privatisation agenda?

The real issue is not coke or pepsi but the issue of
1. creating a national water grid for optimal use of the water resources of the country and saving the lives of farmers;

2. the issue of MNC presence in India as part of the price being paid for WTO memberhip. So, the question To ask is: What is China doing allowing coca cola in China? Shouldn't China-Comintern provide the international lead on this issue?
Shouldn't entities such as Swadeshi Jagaran Manch take up the issue on a larger scale and take the wind out of the sail of these naxal groups which are being formed from among Indian Diaspora?

To sump up, my take on the following email circular: 1. This is a move to make money from the likes of coke and pepsi; 2. This is a move to recruit into naxal cadres some gullible young indian diaspora who are fascinated by Angana's speeches and Sandeep Pandey's beard grown in his aashram with help from the likes of Akhila Raman, Raju Rajagopal, Kuchimanchi, Netika Raval (yes, the proxsa chicada-s also receiving aid from Oberlin-Shanshi foundation).


Water, Privatization and Coca-Cola: Resistance in India
Delegation to India
December 18-31, 2005

The India Resource Center is leading an international delegation to
India from December 18-31, 2005 to strengthen the international
campaign to hold Coca-Cola accountable.

The International Campaign to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable is one of
the most significant campaigns internationally to assert the rights of
communities over natural resources- in this case, water.

The delegation will visit communities affected by Coca-Cola's abuses
across India and learn about the issues in depth. The delegation will
also meet with community organizations and leaders, as well as allied
organizations to discuss concrete ways to support the local campaigns
to hold the Coca-Cola company accountable and other initiatives
against water privatization.

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Orissa : Reinforcements sent, NAXALITE ‘attacks’ may rise

Wednesday October 19 2005 14:04 IST

BHUBANESWAR: A day after another Maoist attack, the State government sent reinforcements to Sambalpur to trail the Naxalites. However, police have not made any headway in tracking down the ultras.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) unit mobilised to Jujumara following the July 6 attack was pressed into combing at Badarama, while more Grey Hound personnel were rushed to supplement the operations on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Home Secretary Santosh Kumar discussed with Director General of Police Suchit Das about the situation in Sambalpur.

Since Sambalpur and Deogarh have not been declared Naxal-hit by the Home Ministry, Kumar felt, the State is facing problems in containing the radicals.

These districts, now extremely vulnerable, would be eligible for more support financially once Centre accords them the Naxal-affected status.

The State will be reiterating its demand before the Centre soon, the Home Secretary said.

Meanwhile, intelligence sources have said there would be more attacks ‘soon’ as the radicals are planning to loot arms.

‘‘We anticipate that they may try to run over some police stations in bordering areas of Deogarh-Sambalpur .’’ sources said.

In fact, in the last two months, the number of radicals operating in both districts has gone up.

However, their hide-outs in Prabhasuni, Khalasuni, Badarama and Jirang ranges remained undetected by police.

Maoists activity spreads to western Orissa

Sampad Mahapatra

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 (Deogarh):

Until last year, Maoist activity in Orissa was limited to south Orissa districts bordering Andhra Pradesh.

But in the last six months, it's the western part close to the Jharkhand border that is witnessing an upsurge in Maoist aggression.

In Sambalpur district alone, the Maoists have killed six villagers since May this year.

Killing spree

On Sunday, they killed an armed constable and injured four others in Badarma near Sambalpur.

The Maoists suddenly emerged from a nearby forest and overpowered the jawans of the Orissa Armed Police posted at the local Dussehra ground where a music show was on.

They stole four SLR rifles and ammunition before disappearing into the jungle.

Maoist base

Only three days earlier, the police in neighbouring Deogarh district had unearthed a huge amount of gelatin and 21 improvised explosive devices during a combing operation in the Hiran forests, which is now believed to be the base for a number of Maoist groups.

The state government, which is yet to ban the outfit, says they are doing the needful to tackle the ultras.

It has ordered more combing operations in both districts, but both the deployment of forces and the intelligence network in western Orissa is rather poor.

"We are taking necessary steps to ensure that the deployment and intelligence system improves in western Orissa," said Santosh Kumar, Home Secretary, Orissa.

The Naxalites have a strong presence in Orissa's southern districts like Malkangiri, Raygada and Gajapati bordering Andhra Pradesh.

But the fact that they are now more active in districts close to the Jharkhand border could be part of a strategy to divert attention of the security forces posted in the south.

Maoists kill Congress worker

Wednesday October 19 2005 10:10 IST

GUNTUR: Five armed Maoists shot dead Congress worker Sobhan Babu in Guthikonda village of Piduguralla Mandal on Tuesday night.

Guthikonda is a known Maoist stronghold. After addressing a public meeting here, Maoists and Jana Sakthi state leaders went to Hyderabad to participate in the first-ever talks held with the Government last year.

According to the Police Maoists took Sobhan Babu from his house to the outskirts of the village and shot him dead branding him as police informer.

Meanwhile, Piduguralla Police, on Tuesday, unearthed CPI (Maoists) dump on the outskirts of Morjampadu village in Machavaram Mandal. They found 23 claymore mines in the dump.

2 Maoists surrender in AP

Anantapur | October 20, 2005 12:50:18 AM IST

Two naxals belonging to CPI (Maoist) party today surrendered before Anantapur Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Jain.

U Narayana Swamy (25), Ramagiri Dalam Member and G Ram Murthy (30), Madeleru Military Platoon Member have been involved in many violent activities in the past.

The duo who were vexed with the party ideology and the mindless violence, decided to surrender, according to police.


What emboldened ultras to visit V site

NT Bureau
Chennai, Oct 19:

The daring visit by Tamil extremists to forest brigand Veerappan's burial site in Salem on the occasion of his first death anniversary yesterday has raised a murmur in the State police circles.

'Q' branch police are now looking into the visit and the subsequent 'oath-taking' by the extremists and some naxal elements who apparently pledged to follow Veerappan's 'principles' after paying floral tributes to him.

The forest brigand after eluding the dragnet spread out for him for nearly 30 years was killed in an encounter with Tamilnadu Special Task Force near Dharmapuri 18 October last year.

Veerappan who spent most of his life in forests was assisted by Tamil extremists and the naxals in the kidnap episodes involving Kannada actor Raj Kumar and Minister Nagappa.

Yesterday, at Moolakadu in Salem where his body was buried, there was a steady flow of visitors. Many villagers from nearby areas paid homage at his grave.

Muthulakshmi, widow of Veerappan, also visited the graveyard and made use of the occasion to launch a 'Movement for Tribal Welfare'.

UP: Govt to form IRF in naxal-infested Sonebhadra

Lucknow, Oct 19 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh government has approved formation of an India Reserve Force to counter the naxal menace in Sonebhadra district of the state.
A sum of Rs 8.59 crore and as many as 789 temporary posts had also been sanctioned for this purpose, Principal Secretary, Home Alok Sinha told reporters here today.

He said the decision had been taken to make police patrolling more effective in the naxal-infested areas and to facilitate combing operations. PTI

Four Maoist ultras held, one wounded in encounter

Chatra Jharkhand | October 19, 2005 6:45:34 PM IST

Security personnel today nabbed four extremists of the banned naxal outfit CPI (Maoist) during raids in two different police station areas, while one ultra was wounded during an encounter in another area of the district.

Superintendent of Police Shashinath Jha told UNI that acting on a tip-off, the team of security personnel, including state police and Central police reserve force, nabbed two Maoist ultras from Madarpur and Bariatu villages under Kunda police station and another two from Lotwan and Baura Sharif villages from Pratappur police station area.

All of them were wanted in various criminal cases.

Mr Jha said an ultra sustained bullet injuries during an encounter in the Lengwa-Naukadih village under Hunterganj police station. The wounded ultra fled but a motorcycle was recovered from the site, he added.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ultra attack: ripples in Malkangiri

Statesman News Service
MALKANGIRI, Oct. 18. — Though the Maoist attack took place in the western parts of the state the ripples were even felt amongst security forces in this south Orissa district which is also infested by naxals.
The extreme left elements had recently killed a contractor and a few days later they carried out land mine blasts when the local Congress MLA and his supporters were traveling near Motu.
The increasing number of operations by Naxals here and yesterday’s Maoist attack on policemen in Sambalpur district have put the security forces on alert.
A recent development which has worried security officers is the talk of Naxals having penetrated among intellectuals and a few officials here. It is suspected that they have managed to obtain the support or such people and this has started bothering the security personnel engaged in combing operations.

Operation to flush out Naxalites soon: Naveen

Statesman News Service

BHUBANESWAR, Oct. 18. — Chief minister Mr Naveen Patnaik today said that combing operation would be undertaken in the Badarama forest area in Sambalpur district soon, which witnessed a Maoist strike on Sunday night.
Talking to the media, the chief minister expressed his grief over the death of an OSAP personnel in the Maoist attack.
He announced that an exgratia of Rs 1 lakh would be given to the victim’s family, while the government would bear the expenses for treating the injured policemen.
A massive combing operation will be launched soon to nab the ultras and a thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident, he said.
A group of Maoists had attacked the policemen on duty in a fair near the Badarama ghat on Sunday night and snatched four SLR rilfles, seven magazines and other ammunitions from them.
One policeman was killed and five others were injured.
Home secretary Mr Santosh Kumar said that senior police officers had rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.
Two sections of armed forces had been deputed to the area to start combing operation.
Earlier, one section of police force was deployed to maintain law and order in the fair, he said.
Badarama forest was not earlier identified as the Maoist-prone area since the ultras were not active, the home secretary said.
Meanwhile, DGP, Mr Suchit Das visited the spot today along with additional DGP, Mr Manmohan Praharaj and IG (Law and Order), Mr BB Mishra.
The local representatives of the region have expressed concern and resentment over the frequent Maoist violence. Nine persons including eight innocent villagers have been killed by the ultras while more than 20 persons were abducted in the last one year

More machines to fight Maoists

Statesman News Service

BHUBANESWAR, Oct. 18. — The state government will step up its anti-extremist operation by fortifying around 60 police stations and equipping the personnel with sophisticated weapons and high-tech communication gadgets like Global Positioning System (GPS).

The moves assume significance in the wake of growing extremist threat in general and the most recent Maoist attack on the police at a village fair in Badarama area under Sambalpur district in particular.

Like all previous occasions, the recent attack has thrown up questions on why there has been an inordinate delay on the part of the Centre to declare Sambalpur and Deogarh districts as Naxal-affected.

Proposals for this had reportedly been sent an year ago. Another issue rekindled by yesterdays Maoist operation is the failure of the state government to establish its Second India Reserve Battalion, funds for which had been sanctioned more than an year ago.

Once again the government has started talking about its focus on combating the Naxals and Maoists. Official sources said 60 odd police stations located in Naxal hotspots had been identified for modernization within three years.
Already a few police stations in the Naxal-affected districts like Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput and Gajapati had been strengthened while similar measures were underway in several police stations of Sundargarh, Kondhmal, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Keonjhar districts.

The modernization of police stations is being taken up under the police modernization scheme. More than Rs 230 crore have already been spent under the scheme during last five years while another Rs 30 crore has been earmarked for the current financial year.

Besides, central assistance of Rs 20 crore will be available to the state this year towards the reimbursement of security related expenses incurred in the Naxal-affected districts.

However, Sambalpur and Deogarh districts, which have been witnessing growing Maoist menace, are deprived of the benefit since these districts are yet to be declared as Naxal-affected.

Presently, nine districts (Malkangiri, Nowrangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sundargarh) have been declared as Naxal-affected. Motorbikes will be provided to the police personnel for hot pursuits and they will also be equipped with high frequency wireless sets and Global Positioning Systems to keep track on the movement of ultras, said a senior official of the home department.
On-foot operation strategies will be adopted to avoid the improvised explosion devices (IED) such as land mines being used by the ultras, he said.

Jharkhand border sealed

ROURKELA, Oct. 18. — Yesterday’s MCC attack in Sambalpur district has put the police of Sundergarh district on high alert. Senior police officials of Sundergarh district said that intense patrolling had started and the border between Orissa and Jharkhand had been sealed. The Jharkhand police has sealed the border. The Orissa Police along with the Grey Hound has launched a manhunt and patrolling in most of the bordering villages. Special emphasis is being given to Redha, Samtha, Tileiposh, Jareikela and Bhalulata areas where the MCC is active and holds meetings and puts posters. “We are on high alert because they have the surprise element with them,” said, a police official busy with the combing and patrolling operation. — SNS

Naxal menace increasing: Kalam

Women not safe, cyber crime, naxal menace increasing: Kalam
Hyderabad | October 17, 2005 5:47:06 AM IST

Expressing concern over violence against women, rise in cyber crimes, naxalism and presence of organised criminal gangs who are active during elections, President A P J Abdul Kalam today emphasised that police had an important role in enabling India realise her ojectives.
Addressing 2005-IPS probationers of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy here, he said through his interaction with the people and e-mails from others sources, he understood that women in the country felt that they were not in a position to walk on the street freely after sunset in some parts of the country.

There were a number of incidences of violence against women, he said.

During elections, kidnapping, abduction and extortion have become common in many states. Inter-state gangs indulge in daylight robbery. Every election witnesses an episode of criminal attack on candidates, booth capturing, tampering with ballot boxes and methods to disturb the democratic election process, he pointed out.

''The problem of alienation has led to terrorism. Naxalism was spreading to many states. With the tremendous application of the Information Technology in various financial institutions and governance in this internet era, cyber crimes have also become the order of the day,'' he said.

Government hesitates to declare Sambalpur Naxal-hit

Tuesday October 18 2005 11:31 IST

BHUBANESWAR: Sunday’s Maoists attack on an OSAP party at Badarama has once again exposed the chinks in the anti-Naxal strategies of Orissa Police.

Though Sambalpur has emerged as the hunting ground for MCC, the State Government, for reasons best known to it, has been in two minds on approaching the Centre to declare the district Naxal-hit.

Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh have been declared Naxal-hit so far. But for some strange reasons, the State Government has so far not proposed Sambalpur as an affected district to Home Ministry, while two other districts have found place in the list.

During the last 10 months, the district has witnessed at least three kidnappings by the Maoists, while the radicals have killed as many as eight persons within last five months.

‘‘If any district is in need of immediate attention from the point of view of spread of Naxalism, Sambalpur is the most vulnerable. Deogarh, too, is another such weak point for the State. However, the Government is not taking note,’’ said a senior police official.

In fact, it was not until the July 6 incident, wherein five villagers were brutally killed by Maoists, the Orissa Police had thought of mobilising the Central Reserve Police Force.

Police sources said, the Government’s non-committal stand on banning the Naxals is also a reason why combating has not been successful so far. A ban could go a long way in taking on the issue head on, feel sources.

With radicals on the prowl and Government not taking any stern measures, the situation seemed to have gone out of hand in Sambalpur. ‘‘Whatever happened to the intensive combing operation that had started in eight districts,’’ an official wondered.

Poaching, NAXAL activities on the rise in Veerappan land

Tuesday October 18 2005 12:42 IST
MYSORE: One year after the death of forest brigand Veerappan the dense forest on the state border has turned into safe heaven for naxals and extremists.

Human rights activists and the brigand’s family have voiced their suspicion into the death of Veerappan and his gang. Although, the police and forest officials differ over the naxal movement in public, rumours of increased naxal movement has become a matter of concern to the authorities on both sides of the border.

The presence of naxal activities has became evident when a few youths visited the tribal hadis and enquired about the socio-economic status and implementation of government welfare programmes.

The authorities confirmed the visit and movement of strangers have intensified intelligence network on the borders.

Forest officials pleading anonymity admit that the presence of Veerappan had put an end to poaching, afforestation by localities and smugglers.

Now there was increase in cases of poaching, forcing the authorities to set up anti- poaching camps, intensify combing operations, and even questioned the right of the government to depute the STF in the forest in Chamrajnagar and Mysore district.

However, the forest officials have intensified patrolling and have arrested poachers in Kollegal, Bandipur, Chamrajnagar forest range in the last two months.

The government decision to lift the ban on quarrying has further posed a threat to the forest and eco system, with leading business giants keen to start quarrying to exploit the black granite in Kollegal, Yalandur and Chamrajnagar taluk.

Though the elimination of Veerappan had brought back smiles on the faces of the police men who trudged the woods for more than a decade to kill the out law, they have not been given the reward announced by the State government.

In contrary the Tamil Nadu government has given cash award, a site, promotion to both the police, forest department officials who worked for the elimination of the brigand.

The State government, which also announced reward of Rs 50 crore, has not been distributed among the STF and forest officials.

The differences among the cops on distributing reward have resulted in delays. Meanwhile, the forest officials have also demanded that the government share the reward among the forest officials, including watchers, guards and others who co-operated in the Veerappan’s operation.

Meanwhile, Veerappan’s wife Muthulakshmi has planned to organise a human rights activists conference in Mulakadu near Kolathur, the place Veerappan was cremated.

The conference will be formally inaugurated by P. Nedumaran and addressed by Kolathur Mani, Ramaswamy, Kalayani, Sukumaran, S.R. Prathibhan, advocate Venu Gopal, Aragam Gunashekaran, Sendil, Nerimadi, Dhamayanthi and others.

Pamphlets on organising human rights conference has been largely circulated in the border villages. The speakers will urge the government to release relief to victims of the STF atrocities.

IAF deploys its helicopters in Naxal-affected areas of Bihar


In view of the senstivity of polling booths in the Naxal-affected regions of Bihar which went to polls today, Indian Air Force deployed 11 helicopters to carry out aerial reconaissance of trouble spots and quick movement of Rapid Deployment Force (RAF), if required.

"One MI-17, MI-8 and two smaller Chetak helicopters have been operating since October 11 in coordination with IG, Bihar mainly to mount an aerial vigil over naxal-affected areas", an IAF spokesman said here.

He said the choppers were also kept in readiness for induction and de-induction of state police forces, para-military forces, election officials and movement of ballot papers.

The spokesman said the helicopters had throughout the day made wide sweeps of the all the 12 naxal-affected districts which went to polls. The poll detachment is led by Squadron Leader VS Srihari and the choppers drawn from the Central Air Command.

Turf war among Maoist guerrillas

Raipur | October 18, 2005 9:15:07 AM IST

Maoist guerrillas in Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh are apparently locked in an unprecedented turf war.
Police intelligence reports say that the erosion of support among tribal people and the perceived bossism of Andhra comrades has brought about a major rift within the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

The police say that differences have arisen between the Chhattisgarh-based Maoist leader Bhupathi and the party's boss who is based in Andhra Pradesh, Mupalla Laxmana Rao alias Ganapathy.

"The situation is worse in Dantewada district (bordering Andhra Pradesh)," an official source told IANS.

According to the intelligence reports, Bastar Maoists have no major say in Chhattisgarh and they are just following the orders of Andhra Maoists who, one officer said, "have final say in all major operations in Chhattisgarh".

S.K. Paswan, the Chhattisgarh additional director general of police in charge of intelligence, admitted that differences within the guerilla leadership had come to the fore in the past two months, following revolts by local tribals desperate for peace and development.

"The Bastar tribals have revolted, and with the rebel base being weakened, the war among the top guerrillas in Andhra and Chhattisgarh has intensified with each blaming the other for erosion of support," Paswan told IANS.

According to some reports, Dantewada district in south Chhattisgarh has more than 25,000 rebels. "This includes 4,000 hardcore members," a source said.

The police maintain that the thickly forested Dantewada district is the hub of the Maoist terror network in Chhattisgarh and that the guerrillas have several training camps and explosives manufacturing units there.

The central government has declared eight of Chhattisgarh's 16 districts as Maoist infested. The insurgents frequently attack security forces, leaders and local people and run a virtual parallel government in many areas.


Naxals kill panchayat member in Guthikonda , AP

Our Staff Reporter

Guntur, Oct. 17. The Communist Party of India (Maoist) naxalites killed a panchayat board member at Guthikonda in the early hours of Tuesday.

The Maoists came to the house of Sobhan Babu, 35, panchayat member, and called him out after midnight. Two hours later, his body was found at a culvert on the State Highway on the outskirts of Guthikonda village.