Naxal Operations

  • Maoist leader arrested, huge ammunition seized in Palamu 10-03-2014 05:49 PM

    A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were seized from Ankit Yadav, CPI (Maoist) sub-zonal commander and his associate Sahid Ansari in the jungle area under Panki Police Station in Palamu district on Monday. Both were arrested during the anti-Naxal operation launched in view of the forthcoming general polls, SP...
  • Maoist gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces 23-02-2014 03:26 PM

    A Maoist was gunned down in a fierce encounter with security forces in Naxal-affected Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday, police said. The face off took place in the forests under Dhaudai police station limits of restive Abhujmad region, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police OP Sharma said. The joint squad...
  • Villagers resolve to help police in anti-naxal operation 28-01-2014 10:35 PM

    Residents of around 500 villages in the Maoist-hit Jashpur district in north Chhattisgarh have taken a collective decision to help police in the anti-Naxal operation in a bid to curb their alleged atrocities and illegal activities. "The natives of various villages, including Thuthi Amba, Tepar Toli, Awrapali and Kathal Dand...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: 6,000 more security forces personnel to be deployed in the state 20-01-2014 09:06 PM

    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...
  • Centre says cannot provide security forces during WB Panchayat polls 25-06-2013 12:57 PM

    Kolkata: The Centre has on Tuesday reiterated that it cannot provide security forces to the West Bengal government for conducting the three-phased Panchayat polls next month. The Centre said that it has already deployed forces in rescue operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand and in anti-Naxal operations. The state government has demanded...
  • CMs of Naxal-hit states to meet on June 5 31-05-2013 06:14 PM

    New Delhi: Chief ministers of Naxal-affected states will meet in New Delhi on June 5 to formulate strategy on how to check unabated violence by Maoists and tackle the menace. The special session of nine chief ministers will be held on the sideline of the Chief Ministers conference on internal...
  • Maoists are also our fellow Indians: General Shankar Roychowdhury 29-05-2013 06:10 PM

    The Army and Air Force have always been wary of being given the responsibility of anti-Naxal operations. A retired Chief of Air Staff went to the extent of saying that the Air Force was not trained to bomb and strafe 'our own people.' Many have warned that it may lead...
  • Odisha Police launches anti-Naxal operations in the state 29-05-2013 03:34 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Days after the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, anti-Naxal operations have started in Odisha as well. The state police sources say there is specific information about Naxal movement towards certain areas like Koraput and Malkangiri. Reports suggest Naxals from Odisha may have been involved in last week's blooodbath in...
  • Odisha: Challenges faced by security forces in the Naxal-hit areas 27-05-2013 09:50 AM

    Koraput: The Naxal threat is arguably India's biggest concern. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is expected to call a meeting on Monday on the Naxal attack in Bastar in Chhattisgarh that left 28 people dead. But as CNN-IBN reports from Koraput in Odisha, for security forces, it's as much a battle...
  • Maharashtra: Four naxals killed in police encounter 04-04-2013 03:07 PM

    Gadchiroli: Four naxals were killed in an encounter on Thursday with police in a remote forest area in the district in Maharashtra, bordering Chhattisgarh, a police officer said. Police suspect that more ultras were killed in the gun battle that ensued after a patrol party came under fire from the...