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    Three persons killed by suspected PLFI operatives

    Three persons were killed by suspected ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Simdega district, police said.

    "Three men were killed by suspected PLFI ultras at Kuladrum village on Monday night," Superintendent of Police A V Minz told reporters. The assailants used sharp weapons to perpetrate the crime, he said, adding the motive was not yet known.

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    Abducted villager killed by Maoists in Kalimela of Malkangiri dist #Odisha

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    Gun-making unit of Maoists unearthed in Jharkhand

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    In what is being considered as a prize catch, security forces have for the first time unearthed a full-fledged gun-manufacturing unit run by the Maoists deep in the forests of Simdega district in Jharkhand.

    The factory is believed to have been set up two months ago and had lathe machines, which were procured from Kolkata — about 500 km away — and transported. The forces also found that the factory was being run on electricity from generator sets snatched from BSNL towers in the vicinity.

    The discovery of this gun-manufacturing unit followed a sustained operation against the Maoists over the past one week by the security forces led by the CRPF in all the seven Maoist-affected states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Orissa.

    During this drive, security forces for the first time managed to comb new areas in Niyamgiri hills of Orissa that were always dominated by Maoists.

    The forces conducted 49 operations simultaneously in the affected states from December 26 to January 1, with the aim to destabilise the Maoist movement ahead of the Lok Sabha elections scheduled to be held in the next few months.

    "We had never planned such an operation before and this was also done to bring all the forces involved in anti-Maoist operations on a common table. It was a concerted drive against the Maoist groups who take advantage of gaps in the inter-state boundaries. We also recovered a lot of literature, the attempt is to analyse each and every document," said CRPF DG Dilip Trivedi.

    Intelligence agencies had come to know of the gun-manufacturing units being run by the Maoists for the first time in 2012, after the arrest of senior Maoist leader Sadanala Ramakrishna from Kolkata. The rebels used to procure raw materials in parts and assemble them in the unit.

    During the operations last week, the forces recovered 1,900 gun-making items, machines and other equipment to make .303 pistols, rifles, IEDs and 900 grenades. Seventy-two IEDs were recovered from Khunti in Jharkhand. In Chhattisgarh, the drive saw eight encounters, in which two Maoists are said to have been killed.

    "Of the 49 operations we conducted, at least 27 were planned on inter-state borders. The Maoists could not do much during the Assembly elections and their aim now is to disrupt the Lok Sabha elections. We want to puncture their efforts by conducting a series of operations so that they do not get the time to re-group. Earlier there were state-specific operations, this time we involved all the stakeholders," said IG (operations), CRPF, Zulfiquar Hasan.

    Gun-making unit of Maoists unearthed in Jharkhand - Indian Express
     
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    Maoist leader's arrest reveals rebel network in UP

    The arrest of a top Maoist commander in Uttar Pradesh has laid bare plans by the Leftist rebels to set up bases in the urban centres of the country’s most populous state.

    Chanarik Das alias Chandan, commander of the Communist Party of India (Maoist), central zone, was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) from a bus station in Meerut on Monday.

    Chandan was involved in the October 19, 2012 attack on a police team in the Dumariya area of Gaya where he had managed to kill seven security personnel by triggering a landmine.

    The Maoist leader was arrested two days after the district magistrate and superintendent of police of Mirzapur received
    identical letters, purportedly written by the rebel group threatening to blow up the district collectorate and other government establishments.

    After the letters were delivered on Saturday, security for both the officers has been beefed up.

    A senior Uttar Pradesh police officer said that the banned outfit was working towards expand its base in the urban centres of Uttar Pradesh after finding a foothold in the tribal-dominated areas of Sonbhadra, Mirzapur and Chandauli.

    According to the officer, the bases in the towns and cities are planned to serve as "safe hideouts" for procuring arms and ammunition to run their war machine.

    UP inspector general (law and order) Amarendra Kumar Sengar said that Chandan, a native of Salaitand village in Gaya district of Bihar, was hiding in Muzaffarnagar for several months.

    Police claimed that he was in touch with arms dealers for arranging weapons, explosives and cartridges for Maoists in Bihar.

    Interrogation of Chandan was continuing and police hope to gather more information on the Maoists’ plans in the state.

    In fact, Maoists have been active in the state for quite some time now, giving sleepless nights to security forces and intelligence agencies.

    A couple of months ago, police had managed to arrest eleven members of the CPI (Maoists) from Allahabad, Kanpur and Gorakhpur.

    During interrogation, police officials found that the Maoists have established links with local arms supplier and were smuggling out arms and ammunition to cadres of the People's Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) cadre in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

    PLGA is the armed wing of the CPI (Maoists).

    Around half-one-dozen arms dealers were also taken into custody.

    What has become a major worry for the government is the manner in which Maoists managed to "infiltrate" police armoury for weapons.

    On June 15 last year, the STF arrested three policemen in Hamirpur district involved in smuggling of firearms and cartridges. Two carbine, a rifle and cartridges were recovered from their possession.

    During investigation it was found that the policemen used to sale firearms and cartridges stocked in the armoury to Maoists in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states.

    Maoist leader's arrest reveals rebel network in UP - Hindustan Times
     
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    Raipur stems up as nodal point of Naxal supplies in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur: With a strong urban network of Maoists resurfacing in the cities of Chhattisgarh, capital Raipur has emerged as a key centre for supply of logistics like clothes, arms and ammunition.

    More than the attacks in forests, what has left the police baffled are a couple of recent incidents where arms and ammunition were found in Raipur and its adjoining cities.

    The arrest of three Maoist couriers, who were allegedly handling the urban operations of Naxals, along with ammunition two days back in the district has once again set the alarm bell ringing for the Raipur Police.

    "Close vigil is being kept to trace every suspected movement in and around Raipur. We have certain inputs of assistance being provided to the rebels from town areas and we are taking appropriate action on that," Raipur Superintendent of Police OP Pal told a news agency.

    The arrest is likely to unfold more information about the Maoist conduit operating in city area as their questioning has led to nabbing of two other Naxals from Bhanupratappur in Kanker who were working for urban module, he said.

    The fresh arrest also revealed that Maoist arms couriers are not only using four-wheelers but also motorcycles to carry small consignments of ammunition and other commodities for the Reds in their stronghold Bastar.

    "The consignment was being supplied on a motorcycle and no doubt they have done it earlier several times," the SP said.

    For the first time a major Naxal urban network was busted in 2008 with the arrest of eight persons, including a journalist Prafulla Jha, and a huge cache of arms and ammunition, electronic gadgets and uniforms were seized from Danganiya of Raipur and Bilaspur, police sources said.

    Since 2012 there has been a rise in cases of seizure of arms and ammunition from the city.

    In June 2012, police arrested two Naxal associates - Sheikh Mujeeb and Anjali Chouhan - from separate places in the capital and seized from them 270 rounds of AK-47 and self loading rifle, sources said.

    Within two days of their arrest, Anjali's husband ? Sheikh Anwar - and a Naxal Bablu were arrested with 160 rounds SLR rifle, which they had allegedly procured?from Andhra Pradesh-based Naxal couriers.

    Further interrogation of the four revealed that the consignment was to be delivered in the forests of Rajnandgaon.

    Prior to this incident, in March 2012, a joint team of three states - Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal ? had raided godown of a transport company in Raipur and seized 79 boxes of raw material for making rocket launchers and mortars meant for Maoists, the sources said.

    Surprisingly, the consignment was lying in the godown of a transport company in the city for several months and was allegedly to be delivered in Bastar, but police swung into action after getting information from other states.

    More recently, in August last year, police arrested two persons who were transporting explosives and material used to make bomb in their SUV in Raipur's Shankar Nagar area.

    As many as 32 pieces of detonators, oxygen cylinder, cooking gas cylinder, copper wires, 10 dynamites rod, small nut bolts, battery, torches, DVD, CD along with some documents meant for Naxals were seized from their vehicle, sources said.

    Although police have achieved success in busting the urban chains of Maoists, they are yet to ascertain the origin of the recovered arms, ammunition and explosives.

    "Though we have got certain clues about the supply of arms and ammunition from West Bengal and Mumbai, we have not been able to trace their exact origin," a senior intelligence official said, on condition of anonymity.

    "There is much possibility of couriers being changed four to five times for supplying a single consignment in order to conceal the exact source of weapons and bullets and other commodities," he said.

    Their (Naxals) urban network is the bedrock on which their success in forests and rural areas has been built. This network has been supplying all logistics, right from clothes to arms and ammunition, he pointed out.

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    Centre deploys six Sashastra Seema Bal battalions in Chhattisgarh

    New Delhi: The government has decided to deploy close to 6,000 additional Central security forces personnel for conducting specialised tasks in the anti-Naxal operations grid in Chhattisgarh. Out of the six new battalions which will be drawn from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), two have already been deployed in the Sukma and Dantewada districts of south Bastar in the state. One battalion comprises about a 1,000 personnel.

    According to a new blue-print prepared by the home ministry, these personnel will be essentially deployed and used to perform road opening and sanitising duties in these areas. However, they will also undertake operations if there is a requirement. The new battalions will aid the operations conducted by other Central forces like CRPF, ITBP, BSF and state police forces which have a combined strength of over 32,000 in Chhattisgarh alone. SSB, which is the designated border guarding force along India's frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan, was withdrawn from these operations in Chhattisgarh in 2011. It was then guarding camps of the Salwa Judum workers. "It is essential to sanitise routes taken by security forces and those tracks which are used for other operational and general purposes. While other forces are now dominating their respective areas, the SSB men will do road opening duties in Chhattisgarh," sources in the security establishment said. The new SSB battalions have been trained by CRPF and also at the jungle warfare school in Kanker. The squads will be using gadgets to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines which have been a cause of numerous deaths and injuries to security force personnel conducting anti-Maoist operations.

    Read more at: http://www.firstpost.com/india/cent...attisgarh-1349471.html?utm_source=ref_article
     
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    CRPF Seizes 3,400 kg of Ammonium Nitrate in Bihar

    Security forces have seized 3,400-kgs of ammonium nitrate — used for making IEDs and explosives — and detonators during an anti-Naxal operation in Bihar’s Rohtas district.

    The operation was conducted by paramilitary CRPF along with State police forces in the Rudrapur forests of the district.

    “Numerous bags weighing 3,400-kgs of ammonium nitrate were seized during an operation in the district. Also, 700 electronic detonators were seized,” a senior official here said.

    Thirteen large bundles of iron wire mesh were also seized during the same operation, the official added.

    Ammonium nitrate is extensively used in Maoist violence-affected areas to prepare Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to target security forces and hence such a large seizure of this chemical from one spot is worrisome, the official said.

    The seized items will be handed over to local police.

    CRPF Seizes 3,400 kg of Ammonium Nitrate in Bihar
     
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    In the biggest encounter in Gadchiroli’s history till date in terms of Naxal casualties helped by pinpointed intelligence, seven Naxals died in police action in Korchi tahsil of the district on Monday night. The deceased included some very senior members and two women.

    The encounter happened when the Naxals were walking away from Khursipaar village after burning a gram panchayat there on Sunday. In an operation supervised by Inspector General of Police (Nagpur range) Ravindra Kadam, the police had positioned four teams in different directions after knowing about the incident. “Around 10 am on Monday night, a few kilometer away from the village, a team led by Assistant Police Inspector P P Tiwari of Chichgadh police station of Gondia spotted the Naxals. An encounter ensued in which all seven member of the gang were killed,” Kadam told The Indian Express.

    The deceased included some very senior members of the movement like Lalsu, who was member of the North Gadchiroli-Gondia division, Umesh, commander of Platoon 56, Navin and Veeru. The deceased women Naxals were Chamko and Runnibai, Kadam informed. One of the deceased is yet to be identified.

    The police recovered one AK-47, two SLRs, one carbine, one 303, one 12-bore gun and a pistol from the spot, along with a lot of other material.

    Earlier in Gadchiroli maximum Naxal casualty figure in an encounter was six, at Govindgaon, where five of the deceased were women.

    Monday’s operation was also significant for the quick intelligence drawn by the police after the Naxals burnt the gram panchayat. Sources said the Naxal act wasn’t perhaps liked by the villagers.

    “Growing and faster intelligence is also indicative of Naxals losing public support, a fact borne out by many of their documents now,” they said.

    This is second successful operation by Gadchiroli police this year. A few days ago, they had done one along with Chhattisgarh police on the other side of the border, killing three Naxals.

    The police had turned the heat in a big way on the Naxals last year by killing a record 28 of them.

    Seven Naxals killed in police encounter in Gadchiroli | The Indian Express
     
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    Police arrest two Naxals during combing operation

    Two Naxals were arrested during a search operation in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. The cadres were nabbed while they were trying to flee into the forests under Gangalur police station limits on Tuesday evening, Bijapur Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhnandan Rathore said.

    "A team of local police was on a combing operation in the Gangalur area, around 450 kms away from Raipur, when it spotted the rebels in Peddapara village. Those nabbed were identified as Punem Aytu (29) and Paiku Punem (35), active members of Gangalur area committee," he said.

    "During interrogation, the duo admitted of being involved in several incidents of crime, including arson and murder in the region," he added.

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    5 active Maoists held, 21 surrender in Visakhapatnam

    VISAKHAPATNAM: The Visakha rural police on Monday arrested five active militia members of the banned CPI Maoists even as another 21 militia members and Maoist sympathisers surrendered here. All the arrested and surrendered members belong to Mukudupalli and Kindangi of Koyyuru mandal and Pothurajugunnal of GK Veedhi mandal,which are considered to be Maoist strongholds.

    5 active Maoists held, 21 surrender in Visakhapatnam - The Times of India

    http://www.aninews.in/videogallery2/20749-5-maoists-held-21-surrendered-in-visakhapatnam.html

    What a day we are having! First 7 maoists killed in Gadchiroli. Then two arrested in Chatishgarh and now 5 arrested and 21 surrendered in Vizag. Wow!!
     
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    11 helicopters deployed in Naxal-hit states

    NEW DELHI: Eleven helicopters have been deployed by the government in Naxal-hit states to support the security forces tackling the extremists, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

    Minister of state for home RPN Singh said the choppers, belonging to Indian Air Force and the Border Security Force, are available for use as per operational requirement in all Left Wing Extremism affected states.

    "In addition, the LWE affected states have been permitted to hire helicopter under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme on need basis," he said in a written reply.

    Under the SRE scheme, the Central government provides assistance to the 9 LWE affected states for security related expenditure. Under it, the expenditure is first incurred by the state government and thereafter reimbursed by the Central government after conducting audit in the respective states.

    A total of Rs 188.58 crore has been allocated to the nine states under the SRE in 2013-14, Rs 180.66 crore in 2012-13, Rs 187.48 crore in 2011-12 and Rs 299.06 crore in 2010-11.

    11 helicopters deployed in Naxal-hit states - The Times of India
     
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    One Maoist arrested during combing operation in Merikote forest of Ganjam district
     
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    Parlakhemundi: In a major blow to the Odisha Maobadi Party (OMP) led by Sabyasachi Panda, three women ultras carrying cash rewards on their heads have been arrested and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition seized in Gajapti district.

    The three were arrested during a raid on an OMP camp at Mukhi jungle near Dimbiri Pankal village under Mohona police station limits last night based on intelligence reports, DIG (Southern Range) Amitabh Thakur said today after producing them before the media.

    The three were 30-year-old Nikita alias Minati Majh of Dakarapada village in Rayagada district, 28-year-old Dandingi Anita Mia alias Dandingi Majhi of Kereda village and Susanti alias Sukanti Majhi alias Junu of Phiskapanka village in Rayagada district.

    While Nikita carried a reward of Rs 3 lakh, Susanti and D Anita carried rewards of Rs 50,000 each on their heads as announced by the state government.

    Quoting them, Thakur said that their leader Sabyasachi Panda was shot in the right thigh during a police operation on February 15 in Merikote reserve forest near Salimgocha in Ganjam district and was in hiding with two to three cadres.

    The DIG said the three led them to different locations where a huge cache of arms, ammunitions, cash, generator, medicines including contraceptives and pregnancy test kits were recovered.

    Describing the seizure as the highest in a single operation, Thakur said it included one AK 47 rifle, four SLRs, two Insas rifles and one 9 mm pistol.

    Besides this, 354 rounds of ammunition, 13 magazines, one tiffin bomb, and Rs Rs 10.50 lakh in cash were seized.

    Also seized were a generator fitted with a silencer, 13 mobile phones, two computer printers and a keyboard.

    Thakur said that the three were involved in more than 40 cases in different districts.

    Among them were the killing of two gramrakhis at Kattama in Gajapati district, attack on Nayagarh Armoury in 2008, exchange of fire with CRPF, SOG and DVF at different places and burning of a state bus at a place under Adava police station in Gajapati district, Thakur said.

    Intensive combing was being carried out in Gajapati and Ganjam districts to nab Sabhyasachi, he added.

    http://www.odishatv.in/three-women-maoists-held-police-says-sabyasachi-panda-wounded/
     
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    Panda hurt, cops step up hunt- Nabbed women rebels say Sabyasachi nursing bullet injury

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    Bhubaneswar, Feb. 28: Security forces are set to step up their operation against elusive Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda following information that the rebel chief is carrying a bullet injury.

    Sabyasachi, who split from the CPI(Maoist) last year to form his own group called the Odisha Maobadi Party (OMP), was injured during an encounter with police in the Merikote reserve forests of Ganjam about a fortnight ago.

    Three women cadres of the OMP today revealed this during police interrogation. The trio are Nikita alias Minita Majhi, 30, Dandingi Anita alias Mila, 28, and Susanti alias Sukanti Majhi, 20, who carried cash rewards on their heads, was arrested during a police operation in the Mukhi forest near Dimbripankal in Gajpati district last night.

    The police also seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle, four SLR rifles, two Insas rifles, one 9 mm Pistol, 354 rounds of AK 47 cartridges and 203 rounds of SLR ammunition.

    The DIG of police (southern range), Amitabh Thakur, said a tiffin bomb and cash worth Rs 10.50 lakh were also recovered from the area following a tip-off from the arrested rebels. While Nikita carried a reward of Rs 3 lakh, Susanti and D. Anita had a price of Rs 50,000 each on their heads.

    The rebels said Sabyasachi had been hit by a bullet in his right thigh during the police encounter in the Merikote forests near Salimagochha in Ganjam district on February 15.

    His associates dispersed in smaller groups in the wake of the incident to avoid arrest by the security forces, which have been combing the forests of Ganjam and Gajapati in the hope of netting the ailing rebel leader, who is in his forties.

    Sabyasachi is facing over 30 charges of murder, including the killing of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples at Jalapeta ashram in August 2008. He shot into international notoriety in 2012 when his group kidnapped the Italian duo of Paolo Bosusco and Claudio Colangelo from the forests of Kandhamal district.

    However, his expulsion from the CPI(Maoist) last year is said to have dealt a crippling blow to his group, which once called the shots in the rebel bastions of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Rayagada.

    On December 17 last year, the police arrested two of his supporters, who acted as couriers for the OMP, in Ganjam district. One of them, Pabitra Mohan Pradhan, a native of Nayagarh district to which Sabyasachi belongs, was allegedly carrying a letter for the rebel chief’s wife Subhashree alias Milli at the time of his arrest.

    Two other aides of Sabyasachi were apprehended earlier by Ganjam police while carrying medicines and cash for him. The consignment had allegedly been sent by Milli, who had met the state police chief Prakash Mishra in April last year sparking off speculation about his possible surrender. Such hopes, however, have remained elusive so far.

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