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Kerala: Naxal A Varghese’s kin plan study centre, memorial


TNN | Jun 26, 2021, 07:35 IST
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Naxalite leader A Varghese

KOZHIKODE: The kin of late Naxalite leader A Varghese have received Rs 50 lakh as compensation from the state government 51 years after he was killed in a fake encounter in Wayanad in February 1970. The amount will be utilised to set up a study centre and memorial museum, his family members said.


The amount was deposited in the bank account of four siblings of Varghese at Vellamunda. The state cabinet had in February decided to pay the compensation to the kin who filed a case in the high court in 2011 seeking compensation. 

Family members said the Varghese Memorial Trust would set up the study centre and memorial museum on 70 cents of Varghese's ancestral property at Ozhukkummula near Vellamunda. The aim is to help document the life of Varghese as well as the history of the movement, they said.

Advocate Varghese, nephew of the late Naxalite leader, said the payment of compensation by the state government was significant and should be discussed by the society as it has come at a time when many fake encounters, custodial deaths and trampling of human rights are taking place in the society.


“Our legal fight was not for the compensation money but to send out a message that it is the responsibility of the state to compensate for those who have been victims of state brutality,” he said.


Payout deposited sans intimation


The legal fight had seen the state government filing an affidavit in the court that Varghese was a criminal and later changing its stand and agreeing to provide compensation,” advocate Varghese said.


The siblings of Varghese had filed the case after it became clear that Varghese was killed by police in a fake encounter in Thirunelli forests on February 18, 1970. The truth emerged after former 

CRPF

 constable Ramachandran Nair revealed in 1998 that he had shot Varghese on the orders of the then deputy superintendent of police K Lakshmana.


The 

CBI

 had conducted a probe based on the revelation and a CBI special court in 2010 convicted Lakshmana of murder. The court acquitted former DGP P Vijayan, the third accused in the case, for lack of evidence while Ramachandran Nair who made the confession died in November 2006.


Many have expressed dismay at the discreet manner in which the compensation amount was handed over as even the family members knew about it after bank officials contacted them. They said there was no official communication on the matter and police later took receipt for the payment

Maoist Party: హరిభూషణ్‌ స్థానంలో ఎవరు?


27 Jun, 2021 08:31 IST





సాక్షి ప్రతినిధి, వరంగల్‌: మావోయిస్టు కేంద్ర కమిటీ సభ్యుడు, తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర కార్యదర్శి యాప నారాయణ అలియాస్‌ హరిభూషణ్‌ స్థానంలో ఆ పార్టీ ఎవరిని నియమిస్తుందనే విషయం చర్చనీయాంశమైంది. విప్లవోద్యమంలో తుదకంటూ పోరాడిన హరిభూషణ్‌ ఈనెల 21న కరోనాతో మృతి చెందిన విషయం తెలిసిందే. ఛత్తీస్‌గఢ్, మహారాష్ట్ర, తెలంగాణ సరిహద్దులో ఆ పార్టీ కార్యకలాపాలు ఉధృతంగా సాగుతున్న సమయంలో కేంద్ర కమిటీ నాయకుడు కత్తి మోహన్‌రావు అలియాస్‌ ప్రకాశ్‌ గుండెపోటుతో మరణించగా, హరిభూషణ్, మహిళా నాయకురాళ్లు సమ్మక్క అలియాస్‌ భారతక్క, శారద కరోనాకు బలయ్యారు. హరిభూషణ్‌ స్థానంలో ఎవరిని నియమిస్తారనేది పోలీసు ఇంటెలిజెన్స్, మాజీ మావోయిస్టు వర్గాల్లో చర్చనీయాంశమైంది.  

తెరపైకి లోకేటి చందర్‌ పేరు
హరిభూషణ్‌ స్థానంలో రాష్ట్ర కార్యదర్శిగా నిజామాబాద్‌ జిల్లాకు చెందిన లోకేటి చందర్‌ అలియాస్‌ స్వామిని నియమించవచ్చనే చర్చ జరుగుతోంది. నిజామాబాద్‌ జిల్లా కార్యదర్శిగా స్వామి చాలాకాలం పనిచేయగా, ఆయన సహచరి లోకేటి లక్ష్మి అలియాస్‌ సులోచన కూడా ఉద్యమంవైపే నడిచింది. మైదాన ప్రాంతాల నుంచి దళాలను ఎత్తివేసే సమయంలో దండకారణ్యానికి తరలివెళ్లినా.. కరీంనగర్, ఆదిలాబాద్, నిజామాబాద్‌ (కేఏఎన్‌) కమిటీకి కూడా స్వామి సారథ్యం వహించా డు. మూడు దశాబ్దాలుగా ఉద్యమంలో పనిచేస్తున్న స్వామి ప్రస్తుతం ఛత్తీస్‌గఢ్‌లో కీలక బాధ్యతల్లో ఉండగా, ఉద్యమ అవసరాల రీత్యా ఆయనకు అవకాశం కల్పించవచ్చంటున్నారు.

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1991 నుంచి పార్టీలో కీలకంగా ఉన్న కొంకటి వెంకట్‌ అలియాస్‌ రమేష్‌ పేరు కూడా ప్రచారంలో ఉంది. కరీంనగర్‌ జిల్లా కమిటీ సభ్యుడిగా, ఆనుపురం కొంరయ్య అలియాస్‌ సుధాకర్‌ (ఏకే) ఎన్‌కౌంటర్‌ తర్వాత జిల్లా కార్యదర్శిగా కూడా పనిచేసిన ఆయన అప్పటి ఉత్తర తెలంగాణ స్పెషల్‌ జోన్‌ కమిటీలో సభ్యుడిగా వ్యవహరించాడు. ప్రస్తుతం మావోయిస్టు పార్టీ దండకారణ్యంలో కీలకంగా ఉన్న రమేష్‌ పేరు కూడా వినిపిస్తుంది. అలాగే రాష్ట్ర కమిటీ సభ్యులుగా ఉన్న బడే చొక్కారావు అలియాస్‌ దామోదర్, బండి ప్రకాశ్‌ పేర్లు కూడా రాష్ట్ర కార్యదర్శి కోసం పరిశీలించవచ్చంటున్నారు. 

కరోనా భయంతో మావోయిస్టు దంపతుల లొంగుబాటు
కొత్తగూడెం టౌన్‌: మావోయిస్టు పార్టీ మణుగూరు ఓఎల్‌ఎస్‌ సభ్యులుగా పనిచేస్తున్న ఇడుమ సురేందర్, సోనీ దంపతులు శనివారం భద్రాద్రి ఎస్పీ సునీల్‌దత్‌ ఎదుట లొంగిపోయారు. శనివారం కొత్తగూడెంలో ఎస్పీ సునీల్‌దత్‌ విలేకరుల సమావేశంలో ఈమేరకు వెల్లడించారు. అగ్ర నాయకత్వం వేధింపులకు పాల్పడటం, పార్టీలోని నాయకులకు, కార్యకర్తలకు కరోనా సోకుతుండడంతో భయాందోళనకు గురై వీరు బయటకు వచ్చినట్లు తెలిపారు. మడివి ఇడుమ అలియాస్‌ సురేందర్, మడకం బుద్రి అలియాస్‌ సోని ఐదేళ్లుగా మావోయిస్టు పార్టీలో పనిచేస్తున్నారని, వీరు రాష్ట్ర కమిటీ సభ్యుడు, భద్రాద్రి కొత్తగూడెం జిల్లా రీజనల్‌ కార్యదర్శి ఆజాద్‌కు గార్డుగా పనిచేశారని చెప్పారు.

మావోయిస్టులకు వ్యాపారులు, కాంట్రాక్టర్లు ఎవరూ సహాయ సహకారాలు అందించవద్దని ఎస్పీ కోరారు. లొంగిపోయిన మావోయిస్టులకు అండగా ఉంటామని, మెరుగైన వైద్య చికిత్సతోపాటు పునరావాసం కల్పిస్తామని హామీ ఇచ్చారు. లొంగిపోయిన మావోయిస్టులకు రివార్డులను అందజేశారు. కార్యక్రమంలో కొత్తగూడెం ఓఎస్డీ తిరుపతి, భద్రాచలం ఏఏస్పీ వినీత్, ప్రమోద్‌ పవార్, చర్ల సీఐ అశోక్‌ పాల్గొన్నారు

https://www.sakshi.com/telugu-news/telangana/maoist-party-who-replace-maoist-haribhushan-place-maoist-party-1374222


Maoist couple surrender



Special CorrespondentBHADRADRI-KOTHAGUDEM 26 JUNE 2021 20:12 IST
UPDATED: 26 JUNE 2021 20:12 IST

CPI (Maoist) Manuguru Local Organising Squad (LOS) Area Committee Member (ACM) Madivi Iduma alias Surender, 23, along with his wife Madakam Budri alias Sony, 23, Dalam member, surrendered to the police in Kothagudem on Saturday.

The couple turned themselves in before Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt in the district headquarters town citing fear of the spread of Coronavirus infection among the cadre of the outlawed outfit in the forest region, police said.

Iduma had earlier worked as body guard of the CPI (Maoist) State committee member and Bhadradri-Kothagudem district regional secretary Azad. Budri joined the proscribed organisation in 2016 and also worked as a guard of Azad for some time. The duo got married last month, police added.

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Presenting the surrendered Maoist couple before the media in the coal town on Saturday afternoon, the SP said the death of the CPI (Maoist) Central Committee member Haribhushan, the tech team in- charge Sobrai and senior cadres Gangu, Prakash and Bharatakka due to Coronavirus infection instilled a fear of further spread of the virus among the Maoist cadres.

The police were ready to help the ailing Maoists in getting proper medical treatment, if they surrender, he said, repeating his appeal to the COVID-19-affected Maoist leaders and cadre to shun the path of violence and join the mainstream to lead a normal life by availing the government’s rehabilitation package.

Bhadrachalam ASP G Vineeth was present

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/maoist-couple-surrender/article34990908.ece


Telangana police defuses landmines planted by Maoists


ANI | Updated: Jun 26, 2021 22:50 IST

Mulugu (Telangana) [India], June 26 (ANI): Telangana police have defused landmines in the Koppusuru forest area planted by the leaders of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).
As per the police, bomb disposal team, CRPF personnel, police and dog squad were able to find some mines planted on foot track that leads from Koppusuru to Gundlavagu project area during a combing operation on Friday morning.
The mines were safely dug and defused by the bomb disposal team, post which the explosive materials were seized.
Subsequently, a criminal case was registered under various sections of law at Wazeedu police station.
The Superintendent of Police of Mulugu District, Dr Sangram Singh G Patel said, "It is important to note that the landmines planted by Naxals possess a great security hazard for civilians moving in the area and police party doing combing operations there. Innocent civilians are losing lose their lives due to blasting of these landmines/IEDs."
"In March 2019, due to blasting of IEDs planted by Naxals in Mukunur forest area, one civilian Soyam Pentaiah, a resident of Mukunurupalem died in the incident," Patel said.
"Many cattle have died due to blasting of these mines in last few years in these areas causing huge loss to tribal famers. Inspite of such risks, police party regularly go for combing operation there and is sanitizing the forest area in order to make it safe for movement of civilian and police party," the SP said.
The police seized two steel tiffin boxes, two aluminum tiffin boxes, three detonators, 900 gm black slurry (explosive), red and black electrical wire along with 10 rusted small bolts. (ANI)

Fearing Covid, 12 Maoists escape from Chhattisgarh forests


Srinath Vudali | TNN | Updated: Jun 26, 2021, 09:30 IST
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HYDERABAD: Telangana police claim that a manhunt has been launched by the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) to trace some of their own lower rung cadre who allegedly escaped from the forest area in Chhattisgarh fearing that they might contract coronavirus. 

“Though it’s been more than a year since the spread of coronavirus, CPI Maoists recently appealed to their cadre to use masks, sanitisers, maintain social distancing and avoid meeting villagers and hold mass gatherings in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh,’’ top sources in Telangana told TOI.


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Sources said most of the Maoist cadre from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been in neighbouring Chhattisgarh, where many of them, including some of the top leadership, are suffering with Covid-19. Telangana police have been on their toes hoping that Maoist cadre and its key leaders in distress might secretly come to Telangana for treatment.


Police officials said that the rampant spread of coronavirus among the Maoist cadre was reportedly due to their recent participation in mass protests at Silger in Chhattisgarh against a newly-built CRPF camp.


They are now getting allopathy medicines into the forest for their cadres through their couriers, instead of their earlier experiments with quacks and their own team of doctors. Police also suspect that some doctors, who are sympathisers of Maoists and living in nearby towns, might be guiding them through their couriers.


So far, the CPI Maoist leadership was in denial about the spread of coronavirus among its cadre, but on Thursday, they admitted that Telangana Maoist State Committee secretary, Haribushan, and Indravathi area committee member Sarakka alias Bharatakka, had Covid-19 symptoms at the time of their death a few days ago.


Police accuse CPI Maoists leadership of denying their cadre medical treatment. “Some 12 lower rung cadre fled from the forest fearing Covid-19. We know the leadership is searching for the missing men,” a police officer said


https://m.timesofindia.com/city/hyderabad/fearing-covid-12-maoists-escape-from-chgarh-forests/amp_articleshow/83860397.cms

Invisible killer stalking Maoists


U Sudhakar Reddy | TNN | Jun 26, 2021, 05:47 IST
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HYDERBAD: Booming 

guns

 and skirmishes with the security forces in deep jungles are not the main sources of worry for Maoists at present. It is the dreaded coronavirus that hangs over their heads like a sword of Damocles in the red corridor spread across Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha.


Though vector-borne chikungunya, dengue and malaria had claimed several lives of left-wing extremists operating from the jungles, the deadly effect of 

Covid-19

 on top Maoist guns and 

cadres

 in the second wave was deep and stark. Sources in 

Special Intelligence Branch

, the anti-Naxalite intel wing, said several Maoist leaders who are aged and suffering from viral arthritis post chikungunya are now ravaged by Covid-19, resulting in 

deaths

 and prolonged hospitalisation.


Confirmation by the Maoist party of recent deaths of Telangana State Committee secretary Yapa Narayana alias Haribhushan and party leader Siddaboina Sarakka alias Bharatakka due to Covid-19 is just the tip of the iceberg, say police. Bhadradri Kothagudem district SP Sunil Dutt told 

TOI

, “At least eight Maoist leaders and cadres have died of Covid-19 in the second wave.”


Police said around 15-20 others have severe Covid-19 infections, while some Maoists left the cadre due to fear of contracting the virus.


A senior officer of anti-Naxalite intelligence told 

TOI

, “Couriers or militia members may have met Maoists in the jungles due to which the virus has transmitted.” Lack of access to medical treatment, consumption of expired food, snake bites and constant exposure to vagaries of nature also add to Maoists’ health woes

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Naxal couple arrested in MP's Balaghat


ANI
Items recovered from the Naxal couple. (Photo/ANI)
Items recovered from the Naxal couple. (Photo/ANI)

Kawardha (Chhattisgarh) [India], June 24 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh Police on Wednesday arrested a couple from the jungles near Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh for their involvement in Naxal activities.

According to Superintendent of Police Shalabh Kumar Sinha, the man and woman, who had rewards on their arrest, had surrendered to the police.


"The two had rewards on them. Ammunition, cash, and many other things have been recovered from their possession. A search is underway for other members," SP Sinha said.

He added that they had told the police about a large network.

"The two have surrendered as they want to work with the Chhattisgarh administration and contribute their bit. They have told us of a larger network, so we are looking for other members to prevent any future activity," he said. (ANI)

Maoist camp busted


Express News Service | Published: 23rd June 2021 04:20 AM

The seized arms and ammunition from the Maoist camp in Kandhamal I Express

BERHAMPUR/PHULBANI:  The Special Operations Group (SOG) and District Voluntary Force (DVF) of  Odisha Police busted a Maoist camp in Kandhamal district and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition following an exchange of fire with the the left wing extremists near Kumbhaharu village under Gocchapada police limits on Tuesday. 

The security forces launched the two-day joint combing operation since Sunday after getting reliable inputs. Sources said, the red rebels managed to flee by taking advantage of the dense forest cover despite being asked to surrender.

Till reports last came in, the search operations are on and the SOG and DVF personnel have recovered arms, ammunition and other incriminating articles including one 303 rifle, one 12 bore country made gun, three 303 ammunition, four INSAS ammunition, seven detonators, Maoist literature and uniform, one HD catridge, one detonator (Electric), one radio set, solar plate, walky-talky charger and  other articles from the spot. Addressing mediapersons, Kandhamal SP Vinit Agrawal said combing and search operation is underway in the area.

Two arrested for attempting to rape minor sisters
Sambalpur: Rairakhol police on Tuesday arrested two youths for allegedly attempting rape on two minor sisters in  Khajurimunda village. The accused are Anil Mirdha (22) and Tanu Mirdha (26). Though the incident took place on June 16, family of the victims filed a police case on Monday. Police said, the incident happened when the two sisters, aged 14 and 12, had gone to the forest to collect minor forest produce. Finding the two sisters at lonely place, the accused  attempted rape but the girls managed to escape. They later shared the ordeal to their parents who then reached out to police. Rairakhol SDPO Jyotsnamayee Pradhan said, the accused have been arrested and medical test conducted. They will be forwarded to court on Wednesday, she said

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2021/jun/23/maoist-camp-busted-2320257.html


Most wanted Maha woman Maoist with Rs 6 lakh bounty surrenders


By IANS | Published: June 23, 2021 7:27 PM

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), June 23 In a significant achievement for security forces, dreaded and most wanted woman Maoist active ...

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Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), June 23 In a significant achievement for security forces, dreaded and most wanted woman Maoist active in the Gadchiroli region and carrying a bounty of Rs 6 lakh on her head, surrendered before the Maharashtra Police, officials said on Wednesday.

Anju Asaram Aachala, 30, also known by various aliases like Shashikala, Guni, Zuri, was the Area Committee Member of Tipagad area in the Maoist-infested district of eastern Maharashtra.

At a public function, she laid down her arms before to police officials led by Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal, Maneesh Kalwaniya, Sameer Shaikh, Somay Munde and others who felicitated her with bouqets on her return to the social mainstream.

This is the second woman Maoist who discarded arms and gave herself up to the police in the past five days in the state. On June 18, Savitha Ajay Narothi, 20, who carries a reward of Rs 2 lakh, had surrendered to the state authorities after spending several years of violence in the wilderness.


Anju, who turned a new leaf on Wednesday, had 20 serious crimes lodged against her and over many years, was personally involved in 15 encounters with the security forces, one arson and four other serious cases, said SP Goyal.

With this, as many as 39 Maoists have already returned to the fold from 2019 till date, including four Divisional Committee Members, two Dalam Commanders, three Department Commanders, 29 Dalam members and a Jan Militia Member, proving a feather in the cap of the security forces.

An official said that fed up with the bloody life in the jungles, "many Maoists are getting attracted by the state government's Surrender Policy with several more of the rebels planning to quit warfare" and return to the national mainstream soon.

Constant pressure is built up on the rebel groups by enhanced vigil, combing operations, anti-Maoist ops, while simultaneously, police organise Janjagran Melawas (public awareness gathering), Rozgar Melawa, Women Melawa, Grambhet (Village Visit) in which senior officers visit the homes of relatives of Maoists who can be persuaded to abdicate violence.

While Goyal assured all help and cooperation to the surrendered Maoists to lead normal life, he warned that stringent action would be taken against all those rebels who will try to disrupt the development process in the district.

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Senior Maoist leader Haribhushan dies of heart attack after testing positive for COVID-19


Maoist leader Haribhushan.Maoist leader Haribhushan.
Ravi Sharma24 JUNE 2021 13:57 IST
UPDATED: 24 JUNE 2021 14:29 IST

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of yet another senior Maoist insurgent. According to the Chhattisgarh police, Yapa Narayana (52) a secretary of the North Telangana State Committee of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist), died of a heart attack on June 21 in the Bastar forests of Chhattisgarh.He had tested positive for COVID-19.

Better known by his nom de guerre Haribhushan, he was handling the activities of the party along the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border. He had also been inducted into the Central Committee of the Maoists, the most powerful decision-making body, of the banned organisation and carried a reward of Rs 40 lakh for his capture. The news of his death was confirmed by the police in Telangana’s Bhadradri-Kothagudem district as well. The police claimed that his death was a major blow to the CPI (Maoist)’s activities in Telangana-Chhattisgarh region and to the movement itself.

Wanted across several States in connection with scores of cases, Haribhushan hailed from the hamlet of Madagudem in Kothagudem mandal in Telangana’s Mahabubabad district. Joining the People’s War Group (PWG) in 1995, Haribhushan climbed to the top echelons of the organisation, eventually taking over the reins of the outfit’s Telangana State committee.

Talking to mediapersons, Sundarraj P, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range), disclosed that the police had “received information from certain quarters that a few senior Maoist cadres, including Haribhushan, were seriously ill after getting infected with coronavirus”. Sundarraj said Haribhushan died near the Minaguram-Bhattigudam-Jabagatta jungles along the Bijapur-Sukma inter-district border. Also known as “Lakmu Dada” in the Usur-Poojarikanker-Pamed area along the Chhattisgarh-Telangana border, he was involved in more than 22 Maoist incidents in south Chhattisgarh, the police said.

Though the CPI (Maoist) Central Committee issued a statement on June 15 rebutting police claims that many of the senior cadres among the Maoists were afflicted with COVID-19, the police have cited reliable sources to say at least 16 senior- and middle-rung cadres, including Ganga and Sobhroi, Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) members, have died due to the infection during the last few of months. The DKSZC handles Maoist activities in the Bastar region, comprising seven districts of Chhattisgarh.

Citing reliable sources, Sundarraj claimed that the COVID-19 situation in Maoist camps in south Bastar was “very alarming”. Said the officer: “In the organisation’s Bastar region, between May 27 and June 11, four hardcore Maoist leaders have perished. Of these, three succumbed to COVID-19 while one was killed in an encounter with the police.”

Police sources have also disclosed that Sonu, the second-in-command in the Maoist battalion 1, is also unwell. Deputy to the most wanted Maoist Hidma, Sonu is wanted in more than 20 cases in Telangana and Chhattisgarh and has a reward of Rs.40 lakh on his head


https://frontline.thehindu.com/dispatches/senior-maoist-leader-haribhushan-dies-of-heart-attack-after-testing-positive-for-covid-19/article34945923.ece

Aadhaar card, Voter ID, and ration cards for surrendered Maoists in Bastar


Joseph John | TNN | Jun 23, 2021, 15:32 IST
TNN
Picture used for representational purpose only

RAIPUR: Maoists surrendering under the 

Chhattisgarh

 government’s rehabilitation scheme are now being enrolled in voter list and Aadhaar card so that they could get a new identity and benefits of various government schemes.


Many Maoist cadres have laid up weapons under the state’s “ Lon Varatu”—which in tribal 

Gondi

 dialect returning to home—a campaign started by police in Maoist insurgency affected tribal 

Bastar

 region in June 2020.


Now, the police in the 

Dantewada district

 have started a campaign to get documents like 

Voter ID

, Aadhaar card and 

ration cards

 prepared for those surrendered under the campaign and returned to the political mainstream.


Surrendered Maoist cadres, who are now in their respective villages, were brought to the Dantewada district headquarters where a camp was set up for enrolling them in voter’s list and to make their 

Aadhar

 cards.


Besides, applications were also filled up so that they could get ration cards and benefits under the state’s public distribution system. 

Dantewada district superintendent of police Dr Abhishak Pallava told local media in Bastar that they have launched the second phase of “ Lon Varatu” campaign under which the administration will ensure that those returned to the mainstream got all possible benefits under the government schemes.



Besides, there will be a regular follow up with the surrendered cadres to timely address their problems.


As per estimates, as many as 375 Naxal cadres, including 99 Maoists wanted and were carrying rewards for their arrests, had surrendered since June 2020.


Till date, official documents of nearly 250 surrendered Maoists have already been processed.


Among the surrendered cadres, 50 of them have been recruited to the district reserve force (DRG) while others who were reluctant to join the force returned to their villages to lead a normal life.


The administration also formed their self-help groups and provided them with tractors and other agriculture equipment so that they could take up cultivation


https://m.timesofindia.com/city/raipur/aadhaar-card-voter-id-and-ration-cards-for-surrendered-maoists-in-bastar/amp_articleshow/83775605.cms

NIA to probe links between Maoists of Bihar, Bengal, Jharkhand



The MHA has asked NIA to probe the links in the wake of the recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition in Bihar in March this year
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 10:08 AM IST

Representational image. (PTI)

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has involved the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe links between Maoists from Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand. The ministry suspects a larger conspiracy in the seizure of hand grenades, rocket launcher maps, a huge cache of spare parts for making these items, besides detonators, safety pins, fuses, codex wires from Danapur area of Patna and Karauna in Jehanabad on March 31.


The Special Task Force of Bihar (STF) had arrested five Maoists, including Parshuram Singh alias Nandlal and his associate Sanjay Singh from their village Bistaul in Jehanabad, while they arrested Parshuram’s two sons Rakesh Singh and Gautam Singh later from their residence in Gajadhar Chak locality with lathe mechanic Mohammad Badaruddin .

STF officials said two hand grenades, three instruction manuals for making rocket launchers, four detonators, one pressure switch, two safety fuses, numerous safety pins and grenade levers were recovered from Nandlal’s Danapur residence.

Also Read | Odisha police seize rifle, ammunition from Maoist hideout in Kandhamal

According to MHA officials, the probe has revealed that arms and ammunition were have been brought into the area for a long time with the help of Maoists from Jharkhand. A three-member team of NIA reached Jehanabad and inspected Nandlal’s house and orchard where STF recovered arms, ammunition and explosives.


“A grenade launcher base was spotted for the first time in this region. Following a tip about the presence of Maoists close to Bistaul village, an NIA team began a search operation when they chanced upon the Maoists’ countrymade grenade launcher base,” an official said.

Seized items include more than 600 detonators, one regular rifle, seven magazines, six rifle bolts, 25 live cartridges, two wireless sets, three police uniform, electric wire bundle, 279 detonator caps, two strike pins, 685 safety catches, rubber washers for grenades, five partially manufactured grenades, three grenade launching bases.

According to MHA, the arrested persons have been booked under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), and the case will be probed by the NIA due to its interstate ramifications. The NIA team is expected to visit Jharkhand and other states to probe the manufacturing and storage of arms and explosives,” officials said

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/patna-news/nia-to-probe-links-between-maoists-of-bihar-bengal-jharkhand-101624423122423.html

Security forces exchange fire with Maoists in Odisha's Kandhamal, recover arms


Security forces engaged in a gun battle with Maoists in the forest of Kandhamal in Odisha. Various arms, ammunition, medicines and Maoist literature have been seized by the forces. Further search operations are underway.




Exchange of fire between security forces and Maoists in Odishas Kandhamal, arms recovered
Arms, ammunition, medicines and Maoist literature recovered from the Maoists.

An exchange of fire took place between security forces and Maoists on Monday during a combing operation in the forest of Kandhamal in Odisha. Security forces have seized arms, ammunition, medicines and Maoist literature from the spot.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of Red Rebels in Gochhapada Police Station limits, the Kandhamal Police launched a search and combing operation in Kandhamal district.

Kandhamal Police SP Vinit Agarwal told India Today, "Yesterday morning, there was exchange of under Gochapara Police Station limits. Police teams were searching the area and during the course of a combing operation, there was indiscriminate fire from the side of Maoists. The team asked them to surrender but instead, they continued to fire. In retaliation, our team made controlled fire in self defence."

"Once the firing was over, we recovered camp articles from the spot. However, they managed to escape, taking the benefit of dense jungle and terrain," he added.

The police have recovered one .303 rifle, three Nos of ammunition, one HD cartridge, one 12 bore country-made gun, three INSAS rifles, three INSAS magazines, seven electric detonators, Maoist uniforms, solar plate and convertor, a walkie-talkie charger, and several Maoist literature from the camp.

Further search operations are underway

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Maoists blame CM, DGP for ‘encounter’

ANDHRA PRADESH


Weapons and ammunition recovered at the site of an exchange of fire between Maoists and police in Andhra Pradesh’s Koyyuru mandal on June 16, 2021.Weapons and ammunition recovered at the site of an exchange of fire between Maoists and police in Andhra Pradesh’s Koyyuru mandal on June 16, 2021. | Photo Credit: The Hindu
Staff ReporterVISAKHAPATNAM 20 JUNE 2021 00:20 IST
UPDATED: 20 JUNE 2021 01:28 IST

Fight for the rights of people will continue, they assert

The CPI(Maoist) has squarely blamed Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Director General of Police D. Gautam Sawang for the killing of six of its cadre in an exchange of fire with the Greyhounds at Theegalametta in the Visakhapatnam Agency area on June 16.

In a letter released late on Friday night, Ganesh, secretary of the Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of the CPI(Maoist), while paying tributes to the slain cadre, said, “Though this is a loss for us, we will continue our fight for the rights of the people.”

Dig at Sawang

He further alleged that Mr. Gautam Sawang was a “covert operation specialist.” The Maoist leader also accused the Chief Minister of pursuing the bauxite mining project by joining hands with private players. He also accused the police of trying to bring hundreds of hectares of coffee plantations being cultivated by tribal farmers under government control. The government also failed to take proper steps to control the spread of COVID-19 second wave in the Agency area.

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“Our PLGA has been striving to alleviate the problems of the tribal people considering the failure of the government. Unable to digest it, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered the encounter,” Ganesh alleged in the letter.

The Maoists also accused the Chief Minister of dancing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tune to wriggle himself out of the CBI cases


https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/maoists-blame-cm-dgp-for-encounter/article34862137.ece