KISHENJI

  • Intelligence Bureau warns of rise in Naxal activity after 'peaceful' polls November 29, 2013

    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 commandants...
  • WB minister receives threat letter, asked to quit TMC May 19, 2013

    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 May...
  • 14 security personnel honoured with Shaurya Chakra March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Two CRPF officers, who killed top Maoist leader Kishenji in West Bengal, were on Saturday honoured with the Shaurya Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee along with 12 personnel from the Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Shaurya Chakra is the third highest peacetime gallantry award. Two jawans...
  • Slain Maoist leader Kishenji's close aide arrested May 21, 2012

    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 BiharJharkhandOdishaChhatisgarh special regional Committee," Senior Superintendent...
  • Maoist leader Kishenji's laptop found March 20, 2012

    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 found...
  • WB: Maoist leader Suchitra Mahato surrenders March 9, 2012

    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 in...
  • Maoists end Bharat bandh blasting school December 6, 2011

    Garhwa (Jharkhand): The Maoists destroyed a school building blasting it in Garhwa district just before their twoday 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 reporters...
  • 'Kishenji's killing will not solve Maoist issue' December 5, 2011

    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 movement,"...
  • Kishenji's death a cold blooded murder: Varavara Rao December 1, 2011

    Maoist sympathiser Varavara Rao says the maoists are seeing unforeseen violence from the state's side. ...
  • Chidambaram claims Kishenji encounter not fake November 30, 2011

    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 November 30, 2011

    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 Nayagram...
  • What next for Maoists after Kishenji's death? November 30, 2011

    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 sneaked...
  • Three arrested for helping Kishenji aide escape November 29, 2011

    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 November 28, 2011

    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 CNNIBN that a majority of the interlocutors do not want to press ahead with dialogue. They said that after Kishenji's killing and...
  • Kishenji was given 3 days to surrender: Mamata November 27, 2011

    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. The...
  • Kishenji's funeral held in Andhra Pradesh November 27, 2011

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

    Karimnagar: The Communist Party of India (Maoist) on Sunday called for a twoday 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 a...
  • Kishenji was shot six times: Autopsy report November 27, 2011

    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 November 27, 2011

    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 November 27, 2011

    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 highprofile criminal is killed...
  • Kishenji killing may end govtMaoist peace talks November 26, 2011

    Kolkata: According to a governmentconducted 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 the...
  • Maoist leader Kishenji to be cremated on Sunday November 26, 2011

    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 brought to...
  • Kishenji killing: Agnivesh demands judicial probe November 26, 2011

    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 hand...
  • Kishenji: Fake encounter ruled out in postmortem November 26, 2011

    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 Bengal...
  • Make Kisenji's postmortem report public: CPI(M) November 26, 2011

    Kolkata: The CPI(M) on Saturday demanded that Maoist leader Kishenji's postmortem 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 postmortem report is made public. We think it is the West Bengal government's...
  • Strands of similarity in Azad, Kishenji killings November 26, 2011

    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 outlawed...
  • Varavara Rao identifies Kishenji's body November 26, 2011

    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, postmortem would...
  • WB ground report: Challenges remain for forces November 26, 2011

    Purulia: It has been two days since top Maoist leader Kishenji was killed in a gunbattle in Jhargram in West Bengal. It was being called the joint operation's biggest success till date. However, combing operations to find other Naxal leaders like Suchitra Mahato are yet to yield any results. In a new...
  • Post Kishenji, security forces hunt for Maoists November 26, 2011

    Jhargram/Kolkata: A day after killing senior Maoist leader Kishenji, security forces on Friday hunted for his comrades in a large swathe of West Midnapore in West Bengal amid charges that he was captured alive, tortured and then murdered in cold blood. Officials maintained that Communist Party of IndiaMaoist's politburo member Kishenji,...
  • Kishenji killing: Family alleges encounter fake November 25, 2011

    New Delhi/Kolkata: The CRPF has denied that Maoist leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji was killed in a fake encounter, but questions have been raised given the way he was killed and absence of his own security. The hunt is on for fellow Maoists cadres, even as nine states have been...