PLFI

  • Deep diving into Naxal core: What elections and development mean to tribals November 21, 2014

    Ranchi: What do elections mean to a tribal living in the remotest Red zone of Jharkhand and why they oppose development works initiated by governments? We tried to investigate by deep diving into the forests of Torpa, where one is alive only at the mercy of Maoists. Here, everyone is...
  • PLFI ultra Pandu Pahan surrenders July 28, 2014

    An ultra of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) on Monday surrendered to the police with his weapon in Khunti. Pandu Pahan alias Cherenga turned in before Superintendent of Police Anis Gupta with a rifle and two bullets, the police officer said here. Pahan was given Rs 50,000 cash as per...
  • People's Liberation Front of India rebel surrenders July 23, 2014

    An ultra of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) on Wednesday surrendered before Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty and DGP Rajeev Kumar in Khunti. Panda Munda alias Ravi Pahan, who is facing 17 Naxalrelated cases, surrendered before the officials. He also deposited his rifle. The ultra was handed over Rs 50,000 as...
  • PLFI subzonal commander facing over dozen cases of murder arrested July 14, 2014

    A PLFI 'subzonal commander', accused in the massacre of nine persons, was arrested at a village in Gumla district, police said. Bhushan Lakra, who has Rs 3 lakh on his head, is the main accused in the January 5, 2011 massacre of nine persons belonging to two families, Superintendent of Police...
  • Following a gun battle, 11 Maoist guerrillas including a zonal commander arrested June 18, 2014

    A total of 11 Maoist guerrillas, including a zonal commander, have been arrested in Jharkhand, police said on Wednesday. The guerrillas have been arrested from Gumla district Tuesday night following a gun battle, a police officer said. All the arrested guerrillas belong to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group...
  • 11 PLFI ultras arrested near Pakartand June 18, 2014

    Eleven militants of the banned People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were arrested after a brief gun battle with police near Pakartand in Gumla district. "Acting on a tip off, police raided the area and arrested the zonal commander Rajan and ten of his associates of PLFI after a brief gun...
  • Three trucks set on fire by suspected PLFI activists for not paying extortion May 21, 2014

    Three trucks were set on fire by suspected activists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district, the police said on Wednesday. The trucks were set ablaze near Senah area on Tuesday night after the drivers and helpers were asked by the militants to get off, Superintendent of...
  • Naxal commander arrested in Gumla, weapons seized May 11, 2014

    Security forces on Sunday apprehended a Naxal commander with arms and ammunition from the Maoist violence affected Gumla district of Jharkhand. Gulab Khatri was apprehended when a squad of security forces led by paramilitary CRPF along with state police was out for an operation in the Jorag forests in Raidih of...
  • Traders allegedly beaten up by PLFI activists, 3 injured April 26, 2014

    A group of traders were allegedly beaten up activists of the outlawed People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) injuring three of them seriously in a weekly market in the Naxalaffected Khunti district. Laced with firearms, around ten PLFI activists including three in uniform, arrived in the weekly market at Gullu under...
  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu April 20, 2014

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed to...
  • JMM Badgaon block committee president Bacho Hembram shot dead March 22, 2014

    JMM Bandgaon block committee president Bacho Hembram was shot dead by suspected cadres of the People s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in adjoining West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand. Hembram, also the Mukhia of Bandgaon block, was taking a stroll near his home after dinner last night when motor-cycle borne ultras...
  • 5 PLFI ultras arrested, large cache of arms seized March 11, 2014

    Five ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi districts, the police said on Monday. While two ultras were arrested from Khunti district on Monday night, three more were taken into custody from Ranchi...
  • Construction firm official kidnapped last month rescued, 2 arrested March 4, 2014

    An official of a construction company working for the Indian Railways, who was kidnapped by unknown armed men in this Naxal-affected district last month, was rescued unharmed on Tuesday, police said. "Two persons, allegedly belonging to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), identified as Sachin Ganju and Kameshwar Ganju were...
  • Businessman dragged out of house, shot dead by suspected PLFI activists February 10, 2014

    Suspected activists of the ultra outfit PLFI shot dead a businessman in Pidihatu village under Murhu police station area in the Naxalaffected Khunti district, a senior police officer on Sunday said. Laced with firearms, the ultras arrived in the village in search of Sohrai Sawansi on Saturday night and dragged him...
  • Villagers resolve to help police in antinaxal operation January 28, 2014

    Residents of around 500 villages in the Maoisthit Jashpur district in north Chhattisgarh have taken a collective decision to help police in the antiNaxal 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 under...
  • Three persons killed by suspected PLFI operatives December 24, 2013

    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,...
  • 8 PLFI operatives arrested; arms, ammunitions seized December 5, 2013

    Eight operatives of the ultra outfit PLFI were arrested and arms and ammunition seized from them in Purusothampur village of Palamau district, police on Wednesday said. Acting on a tipoff that a group of PLFI operatives led by zonal commander Laxman Yadav alias Shivshankar Yadav had arrived in the village to...
  • Maoists now contract killers, say Police November 24, 2013

    It's not news that Maoist guerrillas have been killing people to extract levies in Jharkhand. But now, police say they have evidence that Maoists in the state are indulging in contract killing. Jharkhand's Khuti district is one the worst Maoistviolence hit districts of the state. Here, people are killed by Maoists...
  • Maoist guerrillas kill three people in Simdega November 24, 2013

    Maoist guerrillas killed three people at two places in Simdega district of Jharkhand, police said on Sunday. According to police, two people were shot dead in Kolibera area of Simdega district, around 110 km from Ranchi, on Saturday night. Officials added that Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI) owned responsibility for the...
  • CRPF, PLFI activists exchange gunfire in MadheMadhukam forest; no casualties reported November 19, 2013

    CRPF and Jharkhand police exchanged gunfire with ultras of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) on Monday in MadheMadhukam forest in Khunti district, police said. "About 30 rounds were exchanged between Jiden Guria squad of the PLFI and the personnel of the CRPF, the Jharkhand Armed Police and the district police,"...
  • 3 killed, 2 injured as suspected PLFI activists open fire in a market November 2, 2013

    Three persons including a trader and his son were on Friday killed while two others received injuries when suspected activists of ultra outfit PLFI opened fire indiscriminately at a market in Khunti district, police said. A group of over a dozen suspected PLFI members arrived in Saiko village market in the...
  • PLFI leader arrested at Bakulda August 10, 2013

    A leader of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) was arrested on Saturday with arms at Bakulda in Khunti district, police said. Acting on a tip off, self styled area commander Kali Charan Naik was arrested with a rifle, one 9mm pistol and other materials, Superintendent of Police M...
  • News briefs: Elephants destroy houses, crops in Jamshedpur August 5, 2013

    Six elephants wreaked havoc at Chalakbigha village adjoining Seraikela Kharsawan district in the wee hours of Monday. The animals destroyed three houses, damaged crops, including aloe vera plants worth thousands of rupees, and critically injured a villager during the oneandahalf hour rampage. The injured, identified as Badal Singh Sardar, has...
  • Police arrest four ultras in Lohardaga July 30, 2013

    Four ultras of asplinter group of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI)were on Tuesday arrested in the forests of Lohardaga district,police said. The outfit's selfstyled subzonal commander DilipYadav alias Virat Gop, Ramesh Oraon, Veer Bhagwan and BhaduOraon were arrested after the police swung into actionfollowing a tipoff that they had assembled...
  • Five members of a rival Maoist faction killed May 15, 2011

    Gumla: Five members of a breakaway faction of Maoists, including the bridegroom, were shot dead allegedly by suspected Maoists at a wedding ceremony at Raidih in Gumla district of Jharkhand, the police said on Sunday. Five members of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were shot dead by rival Maoists...