Kishenji

  • Intelligence Bureau warns of rise in Naxal activity after 'peaceful' polls 29-11-2013 04:53 PM

    With the latest Maoist offensive claiming lives of four CRPF personnel in Bastar, Intelligence Bureau has alerted security forces, asking them to be extra cautious following inputs of major strikes in southern Chhattisgarh after 'peaceful' assembly election. Earlier this week, the state IB had intimated District Superintendents of Police and...
  • WB minister receives threat letter, asked to quit TMC 19-05-2013 07:59 AM

    Burdwan: West Bengal Agriculture Minister Malay Ghatak on Saturday said he has received a letter threatening to kill him and his family unless he resigned from the Cabinet and quit Trinamool Congress. "I saw the letter this evening. It was sent by post from Kharagpur in West Midnapore district on...
  • Slain Maoist leader Kishenji's close aide arrested 21-05-2012 03:55 PM

    Ranchi: A top Maoist, who was a close aide of slain rebel leader Kishenji and wanted in some cases in Jharkhand and Bihar, has been arrested in Ranchi. "Ramdas Ganju alias Nandu is a close aide of Kishenji. He is also a member of the Bihar-Jharkhand-Odisha-Chhatisgarh special regional Committee," Senior...
  • Maoist leader Kishenji's laptop found 20-03-2012 03:47 PM

    Midnapore (WB): Close on the heels of the surrender of dreaded Maoists woman leader Suchitra Mahato, the laptop of Kishenji and a printer were found from Kushboni jungle in West Midnapore district on Tuesday by the security forces. Acting on a tipoff, the laptop and printer wrapped in plastic were...
  • WB: Maoist leader Suchitra Mahato surrenders 09-03-2012 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Maoist leader Suchitra Mahato, wife of slain leader Sasadhar Mahato, on Friday surrendered before the West Bengal government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the surrender. Suchitra was an aide of slain Maoist topgun Kishenji, who was gunned down in an encounter in November 2011. Suchitra was reportedly injured...
  • Maoists end Bharat bandh blasting school 06-12-2011 11:47 AM

    Garhwa (Jharkhand): The Maoists destroyed a school building blasting it in Garhwa district just before their two-day Bharat bandh ended at midnight. A group of armed Maoists stuffed IED inside a room of a middle school at Bodari village and triggered the blast, Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj told...
  • 'Kishenji's killing will not solve Maoist issue' 05-12-2011 05:09 PM

    Kolkata: The killing of top Maoist leader Kishenji in West Midnapore district was a setback for the ultras, but it would not solve the problem, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan said on Monday. "It is a big setback to the Maoists, but killing one leader will not solve the Maoist...
  • Kishenji's death a cold blooded murder: Varavara Rao 01-12-2011 11:35 AM

    Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao says the maoists are seeing unforeseen violence from the state's side. ...
  • Chidambaram claims Kishenji encounter not fake 30-11-2011 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday backed West Bengal government's claim the Maoist leader Kishenji was killed in a gunfight and not in a fake encounter. Chidambaram, while addressing a press conference in New Delhi, said that the November 24 police encounter in which Kishenji was killed was...
  • Forces corner top Maoist Ranjan Munda in Bengal 30-11-2011 02:17 PM

    Kolkata: Joint Forces in West Bengal are in hot pursuit of another important Maoist leader just a few days after gunning down top rebel Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji. A team of Central Reserve Police Force has reportedly surrounded top Maoist leader Ranjan Munda in the Gangashole forest in the...
  • What next for Maoists after Kishenji's death? 30-11-2011 09:08 AM

    New Delhi: After the death of Maoist leader Kishenji, fears are that the group will retaliate strongly in West Bengal. But the big question remains - under whose leadership could that be? He came to boost the morale of his cadres, but ended up being killed. Maoist leader Kishenji reportedly...
  • Three arrested for helping Kishenji aide escape 29-11-2011 06:41 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal CID has arrested three people for allegedly treating Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswar Rao allias Kishenji's accomplice Suchitra Mahato and helping her escape. Bhudeb Mahato and Tarachand Tudu alias Pintu have been arrested for helping Suchitra, who was with Kishenji when he was gunned down by the security...
  • WB interlocutors to decide on talks with Maoists 28-11-2011 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: The six state appointed interlocutors in West Bengal will decide if they want to be part of the peace talks with the Maoists on Monday. Sources have told CNN-IBN that a majority of the interlocutors do not want to press ahead with dialogue. They said that after Kishenji's...
  • Kishenji was given 3 days to surrender: Mamata 27-11-2011 10:37 PM

    Kolkata: Claiming that slain Maoist leader Kishenji had been given three days' time to surrender by security forces after he was tracked down, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the rebel leader and his associates instead opened fire, triggering a gunfight. "There was a village close by....
  • Kishenji's funeral held in Andhra Pradesh 27-11-2011 09:49 PM

    Mamata Banerjee said the forces had to fire back at Kishenji, else 500 villagers would have lost their lives. ...
  • Kishenji cremated; Maoists call for 2-day bandh 27-11-2011 08:28 PM

    Karimnagar: The Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Sunday called for a two-day Bharat bandh on December 4 and 5, 2011 in protest of the encounter of top Maoist leader Malojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji who was cremated at his native place near Karimnagar. Alleging that Kishenji was murdered in...
  • Kishenji was shot six times: Autopsy report 27-11-2011 02:40 PM

    Midnapore: Slain top Maoist leader Kishenji was shot six times and had received two splinter wounds during the the fatal encounter with security forces in West Midnapore district, according to autopsy reports. The bullets hit him in the chin, head, chest and other parts of the body, doctors, who conducted...
  • WB: Land mine found on Kishenji's funeral day 27-11-2011 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: In a threat from the Maoists on their leader Kishenji's funeral day on Sunday, a land mine was recovered from Goaltore in West Midnapore near a market. Maoist posters condemning Kishenji's killing which they termed a 'fake encounter' and warning the Trinamool Congress were also found next to...
  • CID begins probe into Kishenji's death 27-11-2011 12:52 AM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Saturday began a probe into the allegations that senior Maoist leader Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji was killed by the security forces in a staged shootout, a top official said. "Yes, a probe has been initiated. Whenever any high-profile criminal is...
  • Kishenji killing may end govt-Maoist peace talks 26-11-2011 10:02 PM

    Kolkata: According to a government-conducted postmortem report, all bullets that hit top Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji were fired at him from a distance, thereby contradicting allegations that the Maoist commander was killed in a fake encounter. Maoist leader Kishenji's body was handed over to his relatives at...
  • Maoist leader Kishenji to be cremated on Sunday 26-11-2011 08:13 PM

    Karimnagar: The body of slain Maoist leader Kishenji will be cremated at Peddapalli near Karimnagar on Sunday, his family members said on Saturday. Kishenji was killed in an encounter in Barishol forest in West Bengal on Thursday. When contacted, the family members said that the body of Kishenji would be...
  • Kishenji killing: Agnivesh demands judicial probe 26-11-2011 06:43 PM

    Ranchi: Social worker Swami Agnivesh on Saturday demanded judicial probe into the killing of top Maoist leader Kishenji in a gun battle in Junglemahal area of West Bengal. "We demand judicial probe in killing of Kishenji... He was killed in encounter is claimed by the police, and on the other...
  • Kishenji: Fake encounter ruled out in postmortem 26-11-2011 05:33 PM

    Kolkata: The postmortem report has ruled out possibility of fake encounter in the killing of top Maoist leader Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji. According to the report, six bullets and two splinters from grenades found in the body and all the bullets were fired from a distance. However, the West...
  • Make Kisenji's post-mortem report public: CPI(M) 26-11-2011 05:04 PM

    Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Maoist leader Kishenji's post-mortem report be made public, saying the controversy over his killing could be set at rest only by it. "What really happened will be known only after the post-mortem report is made public. We think it is the West Bengal...
  • Strands of similarity in Azad, Kishenji killings 26-11-2011 01:01 PM

    Kolkata: There is a time gap of almost 17 months between the violent deaths of top Maoist leaders Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad and M Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji. Yet there are distinct similarities between the two incidents. Both Azad and Kishenji hailed from Andhra Pradesh and were members of the...
  • Varavara Rao identifies Kishenji's body 26-11-2011 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: The body of top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji was on Saturday identified by Naxal sympathiser Varavara Rao at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital morgue. Deepa, the daughter of Kishenji's elder brother Anjayelu, also identified the body of the slain Maoist leader. According to the police,...