Friday, October 08, 2021

ITBP trooper injured

An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) trooper was injured on Friday when Naxalites fired at him in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district, police said.

The incident took place when Constable Sandeep Kumar of the 53rd Battalion was at a mobile check post in his camp in Kohkameta village, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police Neeraj Chandrakar said.

A small team of Maoists fired at him, sparking an exchange of fire. The Naxalites escaped.

The constable sustained a bullet injury near his left shoulder and was treated at the district hospital. He is out of danger, the officer added.

Bihar police squad of 92 woman commandos to fight Naxalites, terrorists

ANI | Updated: Oct 07, 2021 15:19 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], October 7 (ANI): Ninety-two women constables, selected from the Bihar Special Armed Police, who have been trained at the Central Training Centre of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Mutkhed in Maharashtra, will fight against Naxalites and terrorists.
Director-General, Training Alok Raj said Bihar police's 92 woman commandos were already capable of combating operations and have now been trained further to enhance their strength.
"Women were trained in Patna, Dehri-on-Sone and then in CRPF's CTC Mudkhed for advanced training. Now all these commandos are capable of close combat-battle and Naxal warfare," he said.
Over the course of three months of training, they have been prepared to meet all the challenges. These women commandos will be posted in specially constituted agencies where only selected policemen are given a chance, Raj said.
"This is the first time that such a squad of women commandos has been prepared in the state police," he said.
The women commandos have been trained under the supervision of the paramilitary force.
The DG said the women commandos will show their capability in those agencies of Bihar Police where policemen go through challenges for deployment. These agencies include the Special Security Group (SSG).
During this training, women will be given special training to thwart the biggest attacks and operate small and sophisticated weapons.
Raj said apart from SSG, women commandos will also be deployed in Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and will be part of the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar Police. (ANI)

Police unearth 10 booby traps laid by Maoists

The Hindu

Small arrows placed in the booby traps that were recovered by the police on the Andhra-Chhattisgarh border on Friday.Small arrows placed in the booby traps that were recovered by the police on the Andhra-Chhattisgarh border on Friday. | Photo Credit: BY ARRANGEMENT
Staff ReporterKAKINADA 08 OCTOBER 2021 23:39 IST
UPDATED: 08 OCTOBER 2021 23:39 IST

They were found during combing along Andhra-Chhattisgarh border

Personnel of the Anti-Naxal Squad (ANS) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Friday unearthed at least 10 booby traps allegedly laid by the Maoists in the Mallampeta forest cover on the Andhra Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border in Chintoor Agency. The spot where the traps were found shares a border with Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

This is said to be the biggest booby trap laid by the Maoists on the tri-State border of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Chhattisgarh in recent years.



The ANS was led by Chintoor ASP G. Krishna Kanth and was on a combing operation on the State border.

“The booby trap is believed to be the traditional technique of Gutti Koya tribe of Chhattisgarh. A major tragedy has been averted with their detection,” said East Godavari Superintendent of Police M. Ravindranath Babu.

The Maoists had laid the booby traps by digging trenches, in which they reportedly planted sharp bamboo arrows and covered them with leaves. The security forces found a few hundred sharp bamboo arrows in the traps.

Speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of a press conference here, Eluru Range DIG K.V. Mohan Rao said the strategy of laying the booby trap was once rampant in Chhattisgarh. “We will design our new strategy to detect such traps in future,” Mr. Mohan Rao added.

Sunday, October 03, 2021

25 gelatin sticks, detonators hidden by Maoists in forest unearthed in Telangana

Sunday, 03 October 2021 | PTI | Hyderabad

Twenty five gelatin sticks, an equal number of detonators and other material hidden by Maoists in a forest area in Mulugu district of Telangana was unearthed on Saturday, police said.

Police acted on information they received on Friday that explosive material was hidden in the forest area on the outskirts of a village in the district as per the orders of CPI (Maoist) leaders.

A search was conducted at the area on Saturday morning and a plastic drum dug out from a spot. It was found to contain 25 gelatin sticks, 25 detonators, a cloth used for making red flags, a medical kit, a pen drive, a flash camera, a small Bluetooth speaker, a power bank, chargers, papers containing resolutions of certain meetings and revolutionary literature, besides other material, a police release said.

All the items were seized, a 'panchnama' was conducted and they were shifted from there     The Maoists had hidden all the items in the forest area to target public representatives and police and also public and private properties, the release said.

Mulugu district Superintendent of Police Sangram Singh G Patil appealed to the Maoists to shun violence and to join the mainstream of society, it added

Chhattisgarh leader among two women Maoists to surrender before Odisha Police

Express News Service | Published: 03rd October 2021 06:37 PM

For representational purposes. (File Photo)

BHUBANESWAR: Two women Maoists including one from Chhattisgarh laid down their arms on Sunday. Gita Podiami of Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district and Debe Podiami of Malkangiri's Kalimela area surrendered before DGP Abhay at Sunabeda in Koraput.

In 2018, Gita was inducted into the CPI (Maoist) in Dandakaranya special zonal committee. She was a party member in Jana Natya Mandali for six months, and in December 2018 she was transferred to the AOB supply team under Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC). After six months, Gita was transferred to Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) military platoon and was provided with a .303 rifle. She worked in Boipariguda and Machkund areas of Koraput district, Swabhiman Anchal, Tulsi area in Malkangiri and Pedabayalu in Andhra Pradesh. She was involved in at least four exchanges of fire with the security forces in Malkangiri district between 2018 and 2021.

Debe had joined the banned outfit's Kalimela area committee in 2005 as a party member. She received her formal training in 2007. She worked with Kalimela area committee till December 2008 and then was part of Machkund local organization squad for the next year.

Debe was promoted to the rank of area committee member in 2020 and was provided with an Insas rifle. She continued to work with the Gumma area committee until surrendering before the police. Debe was involved in seven major attacks on the security forces in Odisha.

Police said many local ultras are surrendering as they are being denied promotions and their senior leaders are showing favoritism towards the Andhra Pradesh cadres. The police appealed to the Maoists to join the mainstream and take advantage of the government's surrender and rehabilitation scheme.

In another development, DGP inaugurated Jodambo and Kalimela police stations during his visit to Malkangiri district on the day.