Thursday, March 25, 2021

Naxalites set fire to 12 construction vehicles


Friday, 26 March 2021 | PNS | KONDAGAON

 
Naxalites set on fire at least 12 vehicles engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon district on Thursday, police said.

The incident took place at around 1 am in Kuemari village in the Dhanora police station limits where a road is being built between Batrali and Cherbeda under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) scheme, Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) Sundarraj P said.

As per preliminary information, a group of Maoists reached the construction site, located 250 km from Raipur, and set ablaze the parked vehicles, he said

Maoists to support Bharat bandh call



Sumit BhattacharjeeVISAKHAPATNAM 26 MARCH 2021 00:41 IST
UPDATED: 26 MARCH 2021 00:41 IST

In an audio clip released by the banned CPI (Maoist) outfit here on Thursday, the Left Wing extremists have expressed support to the ongoing agitation by the employees of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant against the proposed privatisation of the plant by the Centre.

The audio clip, released in the name of AOBSZC secretary Ganesh, stated that the Maoists are not only supporting the agitation but also the Bharat bandh call given by the employees and the struggle committee on Friday.

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Ganesh stated that the Maoists will always side with the employees and farmers and would support them in all their struggles.

He urged the employees to take forward the agitation to the next level and advised them not to be swayed by promises made by various political parties


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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Blast by Naxals: C'garh cops to also probe how explosive went undetected


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Raipur, Mar 24 (PTI) A day after the blast triggered by Naxals killed five security personnel and injured several others in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police on Wednesday said the probe into the incident would also cover how the explosive went undetected even as the security forces had cordoned off the area before the movement of troops.

Naxals on Tuesday blew up a bus carrying District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel near Maroda village, three kms away from Kadenar camp of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on Barsoor-Palli route, with an IED, in which five police personnel were killed and 13 others injured.

According to police, the Naxals had meticulously planted the landmine and the wire connecting it to the trigger, possibly by wrapping it with some kind of paper that prevented it from being discovered by the IED detection equipment.


'The Road Opening Party (ROP) of ITBP was deployed on the route while the demining exercise (to trace IEDs) was also carried out by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of both the ITBP and local police. After the complete scanning of the route, the permission was granted for movement of troops,' Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

'Unfortunately, the IED got undetected,' he said, ruling out tactical lapses.

The investigation (into the incident) would be focused on ascertaining the source of the explosive material and the Naxal cadres involved in the incident, he said.

'Besides, senior officers, BDS specialists, forensic experts and other concerned authorities would look into the modus operandi, how the IED went undetected by the BDS and the nature of explosive substances,' he added.

The spot-investigation revealed that the wire was concealed underground to trigger the blast. The IED was planted at the place where the road meets the culvert, he added.

After carrying out a two-day long operation in the jungles along Narayanpur-Dantewada districts border, the DRG personnel returned to Kademeta camp from where they had to reach Narayanpur district headquarter, around 60 km away from there.

'They left in four mini buses, each carrying around 26 personnel. As soon as the first bus reached the culvert near Maroda village, the ultras triggered the blast that impacted the frontal part of the vehicle, following which it fell off the culvert,' he said.

Prima facie, it appears that the damage was caused more after the bus fell off from culvert into the dry river rather than due to the explosion, he said.

The ROP of the ITBP and jawans, who were on the other vehicle, immediately got into action and also began the evacuation operation, he said.

At present, 10 injured personnel are admitted to a private hospital in Raipur and one in Narayanpur hospital, another police official said, adding that their condition was stated to be out of danger.

Rest of the injured personnel were discharged after treatment, he added. PTI TKP NP NP

Two hardcore Maoists carrying Rs 5 lakh cash reward surrender before Odisha Police


The two have been identified as Manku Oyam alias Jayaram of Karemarka and Lachu Madkam alias Biswanath of Adismet, both from the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.




Rayagada police SP Vivekanand Sharma appealed to members of the outlawed Left-wing organisation to shun violence and surrender. (Image Representative)

Two hardcore Maoists involved in numerous Naxal activities in Rayagada, Kalahandi and Kandhamal districts, surrendered before Rayagada police SP Vivekanand Sharma in Odisha on Wednesday.

The two have been identified as Manku Oyam alias Jayaram of Karemarka and Lachu Madkam alias Biswanath of Adismet, both from the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

Manku had joined the Sunabeda Area Committee of Mainpur-Nuapada division of the banned CPI (Maoist) organisation as a party member in November 2011.

After being promoted to the rank of Area Committee Member (ACM), he was transferred to Kalahandi Local Organisation Squad (LOS) in May 2018. Later, he worked in Kalahandi LOS of Bansadhara-Ghumusura-Nagabali (BGN) division just before his surrender. He carries a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh.

On the other hand, Lachu joined the Rahul Area Committee of the KKBN division under the Odisha State Committee banned CPI (Maoist) organisation as a party member in April 2015.

He carries a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.

Meanwhile, Rayagada police SP Vivekanand Sharma appealed to members of the outlawed Left-wing organisation to surrender.

Talking to India Today TV, Rayagada SP Vivekanand Sharma told Maoists to shun violence and return to the mainstream by taking advantage of the “attractive” surrender and Naxal rehabilitation policy announced for them by the state government.

"I want to thank my Director General of Police, Director Intelligence and DIG South Western Range for there support and motivation" he further added

NIA court holds Stan Swamy is member of banned CPI (Maoist)


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Stan Swamy. FileStan Swamy. File
Special CorrespondentMUMBAI: 24 MARCH 2021 18:31 IST
UPDATED: 24 MARCH 2021 18:50 IST

“He was carrying out activities further in the objective of the organisation”, the order denying him bail says.

While refusing bail to the 83-year-old Jesuit priest Father Stan Swamy in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court held, “prima facie it can be gathered that Fr Swamy along with other members of the banned organisation hatched a serious conspiracy to create unrest in the entire country and to overpower the Government, politically and by using muscle power”.

Special judge D.E. Kothalikar said, “The material placed on record thus prima facie denote that the applicant (Fr Swamy) was not only the member of banned organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist) but he was carrying out activities further in the objective of the organisation which is nothing but to overthrow the democracy of the nation.”

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The court concluded, “There are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusation of commission of the offences punishable under chapters IV (punishment for terrorist activities) and VI (terrorist organisations) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against the applicant is prima facie true. Considering the express bar imposed by Section 43D 5 (no person accused with chapters IV and VI shall be released on bail) of the UAPA, the applicant cannot be released on bail.”

The court had refused bail to Fr Swamy on March 22. However, the detailed order was made available on Wednesday.

The court also mentioned, “The material collected during the investigating would further state that the applicant had received Rs.8 lacs through Comrade. Mohan, for furtherance of the CPI (M) activities. The references made in the aforementioned letters to the members being Comrade goes to suggest that there is force in the submissions made by the special public prosecutor that the word Comrade was being used while addressing to the member of the CPI (M).”

Advocate Sharif Shaikh and advocate Kritika Agarwal filed Fr Swamy’s bail on the grounds that the prosecution has failed to establish how he had in any way taken part or committed or incited the commission of any unlawful activity. Hence, Section 13 (punishment for unlawful activities) of UAPA, cannot be applied


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Maoists blow up bus with 40 jawans in Bastar, 5 killed


Rashmi Drolia | TNN | Updated: Mar 24, 2021, 04:44 IST

RAIPUR: Maoists blew up a bus carrying security personnel, weary after a two-day op in Abujhmad, killing five of them and injuring 15 in Bastar’s Narayanpur district on Tuesday afternoon. The toll is likely to rise, reports Rashmi Drolia.


The explosion was so powerful that it lifted the bus, packed with 40 jawans, several feet into the air, off a bridge, and smashed it on the rocky canal bed below. It left a crater over 20 feet across and six feet deep at the head of the bridge.


The dead were identified as District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel Jailal Uikey, Sevak Salaam, Pavan Mandavi and Vijay Patel, and police driver Karan Dehari. This is the biggest Maoist attack in Bastar since the November 2020 IED blast in which two CoBRA officers were killed and eight injured in Sukma.


Narayanpur SP Mohit Garg told TOI that 40 jawans were returning after an anti-Naxalite operation in the forests of Abujhmad when they were targeted around 4pm on Kanhargaon-Kadenar Road.



"They were about 55km away from Narayanpur when they came under attack from Maoists disguised as villagers. As the bus was passing over a small bridge on a culvert in Kadenar region, the Maoists triggered the blast. Three jawans died on the spot and another died of injuries during treatment," he said.


The injured were shifted to the district hospital from where they will be flown to Raipur for better treatment, SP said. Three of the injured are in critical condition.


According to a police statement, the DRG personnel were part of a team of 90 from camps in Narayanpur and Dantewada. Those from Dantewada returned to Kadenar camp by 1pm on Tuesday, and those from Narayanpur were being ferried by bus because of the distance.


Bastar range IG P Sundarraj said strong reinforcements were sent to the spot. Security forces have to be extra cautious in the aftermath of such attacks as Maoists often ambush rescue teams.


Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel condemned the attack and vowed that security operations will be stepped up. "This incident indicates the frustration of Maoists as they are being eliminated relentlessly due to continued anti-Naxalite operations by security forces. Such operations will now intensify."


https://m.timesofindia.com/city/raipur/chhattisgarh-5-jawans-killed-as-maoists-target-bus-carrying-security-forces-in-bastar/amp_articleshow/81652848.cms

Monday, March 22, 2021

Former Maoist top gun, wife held



TNN | Mar 23, 2021, 04:25 IST

Hyderabad: A former central committee member of Communist Part of India (

Maoist

) and his wife were arrested by Ramagundam police in Vijayawada on Monday. Ramagundam police said Varanasi Subramanyam and his wife Vijaya Lakshmi, who is a district committee member, were nabbed after they came to know that they took shelter at the residence of one Ravinder Rao in Vijayawada. In 2011, Subramanyam was arrested by Bihar police. After coming out on bail, he had again joined the Maoists, police said. tnn

Sunday, March 21, 2021

‘Surrendered Naxal’ helped cops to locate and bust ‘arms factory’

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Sumitra Bose | TNN | Mar 22, 2021, 05:25 IST

Nagpur: A surrendered Naxal is learnt to have helped the C-60 commandos of the Gadchiroli police to locate and bust the Abhujmadh-based arms factory of the Naxals atop a hillock in the forested stretch of Chhattisgarh earlier this month. 

The police had seized some weapons from the place apart from destroying machines which were used for manufacturing firearms.


Meanwhile, the state government also made an annual budgetary allocation of Rs 10 crore for the welfare of surrendered Naxals and their families through the district planning commitee. The fund is learnt to be spent for various developmental activities revolving around surrendered Naxals, focusing on their rehabilitation and return to the mainstream of society.



It is learnt that the success of the C-60 commandos to raid the arms factory and reduce it to ashes was due to a former Naxal, who is now staying at the police camp. He had shown the personnel the route to the secret location.


The Naxals were believed to be planning to prepare a crude grenade launcher at their arms factory to use it against the security forces.


Jolted by the C-60 raid, a press statement by the Naxals from their western sub-zonal bureau has appealed to their surrendered comrades to refrain from helping cops. They have also asked villagers to ensure that the surrendered Naxals return to the villages, reunite with their families and are also made a part of the gram sabhas.



DIG, Naxal range, Sandip Patil, said the choice of living and leading their own lives should be left to the surrendered Naxals. “The surrendered Naxals are like any other citizens who should be allowed to take their own decisions,’ he said.


“Many former Naxals live with their kin in villages while some opt for the city for their own reasons. Many work as home guards under special schemes while others follow a profession of their choice,” said the DIG.


“Naxals have been unnerved by the success of the police. They are blaming surrendered Naxals for their own failures. We appeal to all Naxals to surrender and opt for rehabilitation schemes,” he said.


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Chhattisgarh CM rejects Naxalites’ terms for peace talks, says they ‘can’t impose conditions’


On 12 March, the Naxalites said in a pamphlet they would agree to peace talks if certain conditions were met, including the end of the govt crackdown against them.

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Raipur: Naxalites in Chhattisgarh have expressed their willingness to engage in peace talks with the government, but on the condition that the central and state governments should first stop the crackdown against them.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel acknowledges the offer, but with a condition of his own — the Naxalites should abandon the path of violence before peace talks can be held.


“The Naxalites cannot impose their conditions on us. First of all, they will have to leave the path of violence and armed struggle; only then is it possible to have any sort of talks with them,” Baghel told ThePrint in an interview. 

“The state government is not shying away from holding negotiations with the Naxalites, but the negotiations can only be held within the framework of the Constitution of the country and according to our government’s policy,” the Congress leader continued. 

“They will have to first give up arms and swear allegiance to the Constitution of India, only then can any sort of peace talks be held. There can be no dialogue with conditions from the Naxalites,” he added. 


The Naxalites’ proposal came in the form of a pamphlet issued on 12 March, in which they said they would agree to peace talks if certain conditions are met.

Issued on behalf of the spokesperson of the Bastar-based Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) of the CPI (Maoist), the pamphlet called for the removal of camps established by the Chhattisgarh Police and central security forces in Naxalism-hit areas, and the ban/sanctions imposed on their party, besides the release of their imprisoned leaders.

“We are always ready to enter into peace talks for the overall benefit of the common public,” it said.


While Baghel stated that the Naxalites are under tremendous pressure as a result of the government crackdown through a campaign called ‘Samadhan’, civil society leaders in the state have welcomed the offer of peace talks, even though they note that the conditions complicate matters.


Also Read: Chhattisgarh Maoists suffering from betrayal, fewer leaders and weapons, and too many roads

‘Ball in government court’

Between January 2018 and December 2020, security operations resulted in the killing of 216 Naxalites, with Sukma recording the maximum fatalities (82). Another 966 Maoists surrendered during the same period, as announced by Chhattisgarh Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu in the assembly on 23 December 2020. 

The figures for this year have not been released so far. On 20 March, two Naxalites were killed by Dantewada police following an attempted ambush.

The “increased deployment of security forces and the relentless action being taken in the Naxal-affected areas of Bastar” have put the Naxalites under a tremendous amount of pressure, CM Baghel said. 

“On the one hand, incidents of Naxal cadres surrendering have increased due to action being taken by the state police as well as the central security forces, and, on the other, their popularity among the village youth is diminishing fast,” he said. “Due to all this, the Naxalites are extremely distressed.”

Home Minister and Baghel confidant Sahu told the media on 17 March that “unconditional peace talks can be considered if the government receives any letter/proposal from the Naxalites”.

“Our government’s intent is to establish complete peace. We will talk to the chief minister regarding this,” Sahu said. 

The Naxalites’ statement came on the day a peace march was organised by journalist Shubhranshu Choudhary, who has been working as a peace activist for the last 12 years, and a society of 20 tribal leaders that was formed on 3 March. The march started from the Naxal-hit region of Abujhmad, and will culminate in state capital Raipur on 6 April. 

The Naxalites have denounced Choudhary as a “corporate thug” and “mask of government repression”, and described the peace march as a “betrayal”. Even so, they have appealed to civil society leaders to pressure the state government to stop Operation Samadhan. 

In the pamphlet, they have also noted the past failures of peace talk initiatives. 

“The civil society should take a leaf out of the past experiences of dialogue between our party and the government. In 2004, our peace talks with the Andhra Pradesh government were initiated due to honest efforts by the Citizens Committee comprising various intellectuals and human rights activists. After two rounds of discussion, the government unilaterally withdrew from the negotiation and unleashed severe repression against us,” they said.

“After that, in 2010, another initiative was launched by Swami Agnivesh for peace talks that was not only disbanded by cheating him, but Comrade Azad, a politburo member and spokesperson of our Central Committee, was also brutally murdered in a false encounter,” the Naxals alleged.

Members of the civil society who participated in the peace march, however, said their proposal for peace talks honours the demands of the local population, and the ball is now in the government’s court. 

“The problem of Naxalism has become extremely complicated. It does not seem that the process of peace talks would start so easily because various conditions will be laid down from both sides,” said former Union minister Arvind Netam, also of the Congress, who is a member of the tribal leaders’ society.

“In such a situation, apart from civil society, other such individuals of the country will have to come forward who can provide credible and concrete mediation between the government and the Maoists.”

Choudhary, who took the initiative for the formation of the tribal leaders’ society, said he was “extremely happy that the Maoists have taken this step in view of the demand of the common public”.

“However, the pre-conditions put up by them are too harsh and now the ball is in the government’s court. Now it is for the government to understand how it can take it forward,” Choudhary said. 

“The fresh offer of Maoists can be taken under consideration and some sort of middle ground can be discovered between the conditions laid down by both sides. The sooner this is done, the better it will be because the time ahead can be even more frightening,” he warned

https://theprint.in/india/governance/chhattisgarh-cm-rejects-naxalites-terms-for-peace-talks-says-they-cant-impose-conditions/625616/


With roads and bridge constructions, Chhattisgarh takes development to Maoist-infested areas


By Ejaz Kaiser| Published: 21st March 2021 11:37 AM


Building roads and bridges in LWE areas is covered under Centre’s RRP scheme and implemented by the state government. (Photo| EPS)


CHHATTISGARH: The Chhattisgarh government has taken its development strategy well inside the Maoist strongholds despite paying a heavy price of human casualties. The Bastar Police has started getting some success as road networks and bridge constructions link the tribals areas with the mainstream. 

The so-called Red Zone is now teeming with security camps at strategic locations. These camps not only safeguard the lives and properties of civilians but also facilitate an environment for all-encompassing development.

Last year saw the addition of 16 new camps. In the last two decades, more than 118 camps have been set up in the Bastar region for CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, Chhattisgarh Armed Force and local police. 

The supporting infrastructure of roads and bridges assumes immense significance in the war against Left-wing Extremism (LWE). The seven worst-affected districts in the state have witnessed swift road and bridge construction amid the persisting Maoist threat. 


Since 2018, roads measuring about 500 km have been built in Bastar. These passages cover 11 main pathways across the Bastar range – an area larger than Kerala. "At places hundreds of tribals turned up for ‘shramdaan’ for constructing roads, defying the diktat issued by the guerrillas. Earlier we had to walk 10-20 km to get ration, medical assistance or a school," says Bhola Sukalu, a gram panchayat sarpanch in Sukma.

Another 450 km road network has been planned through tribal habitats and forested terrains linking the 12 main routes in the areas.

On average the per km construction cost of a road is Rs 80 lakh in Bastar. Building such infrastructure is covered under the Road Requirement Plan (RRP), a Centre scheme for LWE areas and implemented by the state. 

"Our success in the last couple of years has encouraged us to embark upon yet another mission to complete another 450 km of roads by 2023. Various critical axes of the state highways have been opened by deploying security forces," said IG (Bastar range) Sunderraj P. 

The Maoists usually oppose connectivity projects in their areas of influence. They consider roads as disadvantageous to their surprise attack tactics.

Their target remains heavy machines, vehicles and the forces offering security to those supervising the construction. On many occasions, work was suspended when they ambushed the 'road opening parties'. "In the face of the martyrdom of scores of security personnel, we have completed over 1600 of the RRP roads in the core Maoist breeding ground. We would be taking up the remaining road construction this year," said the Bastar IG. 

“With a better road network, locals can easily access the civil administration as well as health, education and various civic action programmes. Better connectivity assists the forces in swiftly mobilising their men and machines during counterinsurgency operations”, says Abhishek Pallava, SP, Dantewada district. 
As part of the ‘Vishwas-Vikas-Suraksha (trust, development and security)’ strategy, the police believes it can solve the LWE problem through a multi-pronged approach in which development is the key. 

In December 2020, the police and administration launched the 'Manva Nava Naar' (Our new progressive village) initiative. The idea is to provide basic amenities such as school education, health & Anganwadi centre, ration shops, electricity, road and bridge connectivity, banking facilities and mobile connectivity to villages where security camps are located, officials said


https://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/2021/mar/21/with-roads-and-bridge-constructions-chhattisgarh-takesdevelopment-to-maoist-infested-areas-2279352.html

Maoists Kill Police Constable After Kidnapping Him In Chhattisgarh: Police


Constable Sannu Punem was kidnapped by a group of Naxals on Saturday evening from Pondum village under Bhairmgarh police station limits and his body was found this morning near a rivulet close to nearby Keshkutul village, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

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Updated : March 21, 2021 2:34 pm IST
Maoists Kill Police Constable After Kidnapping Him In Chhattisgarh: Police

A search operation has been launched in the area to trace the Naxals, police said (Representational)

Bijapur: 

Maoists have allegedly killed a policeman after abducting him in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, an official said on Sunday.

Constable Sannu Punem was kidnapped by a group of Naxals on Saturday evening from Pondum village under Bhairmgarh police station limits and his body was found this morning near a rivulet close to nearby Keshkutul village, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

"Punem, who was posted at Gangaloor police station of the district, was on leave and had gone to Pondum, located around 450 km away from capital Raipur," he said.


After being alerted about the incident, a police team was rushed to the spot and the body was shifted for the post mortem.

"Prima facie, it seems that he was killed with sharp edged weapons, but the exact cause of the death will be known after the autopsy," the IG said.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/chhattisgarh-bijapur-naxals-kill-police-constable-after-kidnapping-him-police-2395609


Wanted Maoists’ picked up from Vijayawada station


Rajulapudi SrinivasVIJAYAWADA 22 MARCH 2021 01:02 IST
UPDATED: 22 MARCH 2021 01:02 IST

They assisted top leaders with finances and logistics, police officials said

Police reportedly picked up two wanted Maoists, identified as Varanasi Subrahmanyam and Paladugu Vijayam, from Vijayawada railway station on Sunday.

Subrahmanyam and Vijayam are said to be ‘open cadre’ members, who would assist top leaders of the banned outfit with finances and logistics, according to police officials.

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Sources said that a police team from Jharkhand State, with the assistance of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB) sleuths, took the Maoists into custody.

“The police team, headed by an officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP), tracked the Maoists who were travelling by a special train and rounded them up when the train reached Vijayawada railway station around noon,” a police officer said.

Sources said that police officials were on the two Maoists’ trail for the last few months. Officials refused to divulge further details regarding the duo.

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh police sounded an alert over the arrest of the most wanted CPI-ML Maoists from the busy Vijayawada railway station.

“We verified CCTV footage to find out whether the arrested Maoists had earlier visited Vijayawada, and have alerted our police personnel. A thorough investigation is in progress,” a senior police personnel told The Hindu


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Two Maoists killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district



Police aid one of the two men carried a country of ₹3 lakh on his head while the other carried a reward of ₹1 lakh.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 11:27 AM IST

The encounter began when a team of District Reserve Guard of the Chhattigarh Police was out on an anti-Maoist operation. (Representational Photo)

Two suspected Maoists were killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Saturday, police said.

Dantewada police said both were collectively carrying reward of 4 lakh and were involved in several incident of violence. Police have also recovered one 9 mm pistol, one country-made revolver and a 5 kg improvied explosive device (IED) from the site of encounter.


Superintendent of Police , Abhishek Pallava said that the encounter took place at Bada Gudra village, at around 1.30 pm, when the jawans of District Reserve Guard were on an anti-Maoist operation.

The deceased Maoists were identified as Madvi Hadma and Ayeta and total six cases were registered against both of them in various police stations of the district,” Pallava said.

Hidma was a deputy commander of Maoists in Katekalyan area and was carrying a reward of 3 lakh while Ayeta, a janmilitia commander was carrying a reward of 1 lakh on his head,” the SP said.

Two Maoists killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district


Police aid one of the two men carried a country of ₹3 lakh on his head while the other carried a reward of ₹1 lakh.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 11:27 AM IST


The encounter began when a team of District Reserve Guard of the Chhattigarh Police was out on an anti-Maoist operation. (Representational Photo)

Two suspected Maoists were killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Saturday, police said.

Dantewada police said both were collectively carrying reward of 4 lakh and were involved in several incident of violence. Police have also recovered one 9 mm pistol, one country-made revolver and a 5 kg improvied explosive device (IED) from the site of encounter.


Superintendent of Police , Abhishek Pallava said that the encounter took place at Bada Gudra village, at around 1.30 pm, when the jawans of District Reserve Guard were on an anti-Maoist operation.

“The deceased Maoists were identified as Madvi Hadma and Ayeta and total six cases were registered against both of them in various police stations of the district,” Pallava said.

“Hidma was a deputy commander of Maoists in Katekalyan area and was carrying a reward of 3 lakh while Ayeta, a janmilitia commander was carrying a reward of 1 lakh on his head,” the SP said.


https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/two-maoists-killed-in-encounter-in-chhattisgarh-s-dantewada-district-101616306263094.html