Maoists

  • Two Naxals arrested from separate places in Bastar region 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    The police arrested two Maoists on Friday from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh state. Jan militia cadre Sukhchand Kashyap (21) was arrested from Mardoom police station limits of Kondagaon district, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri told PTI. A local police team combing the Mardoom region, located...
  • 3,500 detonators recovered from Baraiahbag near Sasaram, 3 arrested 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    Over 3,500 detonators were recovered on Friday in Rohtas district, and three people have been arrested, police said. Rohtas Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said a huge quantity of explosives, including 3,550 detonators, 1,791 gelatin sticks and 5 kg ammonium nitrate were recovered. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided...
  • Crime Branch starts grilling Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda Yesterday

    Cuttack: The Crime Branch of Odisha Police on Thursday started questioning Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda in connection with the Nayagarh armoury loot and attack on Nayagarh police station in 2008. Crime Branch IG YB Khurania said, "We have been trying to extract some information from Panda about the looted arms from...
  • Shoot-out between Maoists and police in Adilabad district Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Police and Maoists exchanged fire in a forest in Adilabad district of Telangana on Thursday. There were no casualties, police said. After receiving a tip-off about movement of some members of Adilabad area committee of the Maoists, police were conducting a...
  • STF arrests two arms suppliers with Maoist link Yesterday

    Two arms suppliers suspected of having links with Maoists were arrested by Bihar special task force (STF) from a village market in Bihar's Bhojpur district. The STF team raided Narayanpur Bazar area in the district following a tip off and caught the suppliers, including a woman, police said. The two have been...
  • Maoists blow up a CoBRA personnel's house in Aurangabad 2 days ago

    Maoists attacked a village in Bihar's Aurangabad district and blew up the house of a CoBRA personnel, police said on Thursday. Aurangabad Police Superintendent Upendra Kumar Sharma said the banned CPI(Maoist) members raided Pipra village late last night and blew up the house of CRPF personnel Vinod Singh, who is currently...
  • Three Naxals, including a woman, surrender in insurgency-hit Bastar 2 days ago

    Three Naxals were arrested and two high ranking cadres, including a woman, surrendered in separate places of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region, police said on Wednesday. Intensive search and combing operations in the LWE (left wing extremism) areas has resulted in more arrests of red rebels during the ongoing Martyrs' week being...
  • Govt deploys 1,000 fresh BSF personnel to bolster anti-Naxal ops 2 days ago

    The government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Chhattisgarh to bolster anti-Naxal operations in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be inducted to operate in Kanker district of the state, situated in the southern part of the state just...
  • Swiss national, a Maoist sympathiser, arrested in Kerala 3 days ago

    Thiruvanthpuram: Police on Tuesday arrested a Maoist sympathiser in Thrissur district of Kerala. Jonathan Bold, a Swiss national, arrived in Kerala on a tourist visa and attended a meeting organised in memory of a Maoist activist. Bold has been charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), which pertains to violation of...
  • Maoist involved in killing of two CRPF personnel held 5 days ago

    A hardcore Maoist allegedly involved in the killing of two CRPF personnel during the recently held Lok Sabha elections was arrested on Sunday from a forest area of Munger district in Bihar, police said. Arrested Maoist Bipin Mandal was a named accused in the attack on CRPF personnel in Munger on...
  • Maoists ask police officer's family to vacate house, blow it up using dynamite July 24, 2014

    Maoist guerrillas on Thursday blew up the home of a police officer in Bihar to protest the killing of two people a few days ago in a gunbattle with police, an officer said. The home of inspector Kedar Nath Singh was severely damaged in the attack that took place in Aurangabad...
  • Top Naxal commander killed in Jharkhand July 23, 2014

    A top Naxal commander and aide of dreaded Maoist leader Kundan Pahan was on Wednesday killed by security forces in a pre-dawn encounter in the forests of Khunti district of Jharkhand. According to security officials, the executed Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI...
  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces in Khunti forests July 23, 2014

    In a pre-dawn operation, security forces killed a prominent Naxal commander operating in Jharkhand in the forests of Khunti district of the state. According to preliminary information reaching the headquarters here, the Naxal commander Vishal alias Tulsi alias Tadit, also the Special Committee member of CPI (Maoists) was gunned down by...
  • 435 people, 139 Maoists killed in Odisha in 14 years: Naveen Patnaik July 21, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Maoist ultras have killed 435 persons including 210 police personnel during the last 14 years while the security personnel eliminated 139 rebels during the same time, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said. Patnaik told this while replying to a written question of BJP's Dilip Ray in the Assembly. ...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: Government deploys 1,000 fresh ITBP personnel July 21, 2014

    In order to bolster anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh, government has deployed a fresh contingent of about 1,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel in the state. The specially trained contingent of the paramilitary will be initially inducted to operate in Rajnandgaon district of the state, which borders Madhya Pradesh. "The squad will...
  • Sabyasachi Panda interrogated in police custody July 20, 2014

    Berhampur (Odisha): Top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was on Sunday interrogated, a day after the arrested Red rebel was sent to police remand for ten days. A team of senior police officers along with Special Intelligence Wing (SIW) grilled Panda in presence of his advocate Deepak Patnaik amid tight security, a...
  • Weapons hidden by Maoists in jungle found July 19, 2014

    The police today recovered huge quantity of arms and explosives hidden by Maoist ultras in a jungle in Rohtas district. Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Kushwaha said during combing operation in the jungle near Madhukupiya village under Chutia police station, policemen found weapons hidden by Maoists. The arms recovered include three rifles,...
  • Top Odisha Maoist sent to 10-day police remand July 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A court in Odisha on Saturday granted the police a 10-day remand of top Maoist Sabyasachi Panda, a day after his arrest, a defence lawyer said. Police had sought Panda's custody for 14 days to interrogate him. Sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) at Berhampur PK Behera, however, granted a 10-day remand,...
  • Will be happy to see Sabyasachi Panda hanged: Slain cops' wives July 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The arrest of Odisha's top maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has brought cheers to the families of personnel who laid their lives while fighting red rebels in different parts of the state. "I will be happy if Panda is sentenced to death. The soul of my husband should be at...
  • Six wanted Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh July 18, 2014

    Six Naxals, carrying reward on their heads were arrested on Friday during a joint search operation by security personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and district force from restive Koranda forests under Benoor police station...
  • Young woman Maoist Vanthala Jhansi alias Kusai surrenders July 17, 2014

    Vishakapatanam: A young woman Maoist named Vanthala Jhansi alias Kusai, carrying a Rs 1 lakh reward on her head surrendered before the outgoing Superintendent of Police Vikramjeet Duggal at the district police office on Thursday. The 22-year-old Jhansi, a native of Nallabilli village under Koyyuru mandal in Vizag agency joined the...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 15, 2014

    With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the issue disrupted...
  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists have...
  • Suspected Maoist arrested in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on Sunday arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag...
  • Police arrests a suspected Maoist in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on July 13 arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag full of things of...
  • Nepal: Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance July 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursday formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism. Prachanda-led UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Tarai Madhes Loktrantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, Federal Socialist Party and Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party announced the...
  • Maoist area commander arrested July 6, 2014

    A Maoist area commander was arrested on Sunday with weapons at a village in Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police raided Pali village and nabbed the Maoist, identified as Bihari Paswan, and seized from him a pistol, seven cartridges and four mobile phones, besides Naxal literature, Superintendent of...
  • Suspended DU professor GN Saibaba's family will not be evicted: DU July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University (DU) on Saturday assured a court here that family members of its suspended professor G N Saibaba, arrested for his alleged Maoist links, will not be evicted from their residence provided by DU. "He (DU's counsel) is assuring orally that he will inform the authorities about the...
  • Six Maoists arrested from Aurangabad July 5, 2014

    Six Maoists were arrested from a village in LWE-hit Aurangabad district of Bihar on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the police cordoned off Murgibigha village on a tip-off and arrested the six. They were arrested while loading vegetables and food items into a tempo to carry them to...
  • Jharkhand CM meets unemployed people duped by agency July 4, 2014

    Around 90 people on Friday met Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and narrated him how an agency, which was suppose to convince Naxalites to surrender and get benefits, asked them to pose as Naxals so that they could get a job in the police department under the policy. Soren consoled the...