Maoists

  • Don't copy us, Mao had told Indian Maoists Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mao Zedong may have clandestinely backed the Naxalite movement but the Chinese revolutionary leader told Indian Maoists in the late 1960s not to blindly copy the tactics that brought him to power. Mao Zedong's advice was given to a four-member delegation of Maoists when they met him and Zhou...
  • Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group surrender to police 2 days ago

    Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Naxal-hit Kondagaon district, police said on Thursday. The cadres were disappointed with "discrimination and exploitation by their seniors, particularly from Andhra Pradesh, in the outlawed outfit," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri said. Sada Mandawi (34), former commander...
  • Frustrated with the exploitation by senior cadres, seven Maoists surrender in Raipur 3 days ago

    Seven Maoists, including their two self-styled hardcore deputy commanders, involved in serious criminal offences, on Wednesday surrendered before the CRPF in Raipur. The rebels, one of them a woman, surrendered at the headquarters of 65 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force at Baradera on Wednesday afternoon, battalion Commandant Satyendra Kumar Singh...
  • Two Maoist guerrillas arrested in Latehar 3 days ago

    Two Maoists, including a 'zonal commander' of the proscribed outfit, were on Tuesday arrested in Latehar district, the police said. The police raided a house around and nabbed zonal commander Ravindra Yadav and his associate Lavtesh Ganju from Kuriamakhurd village under Balumath police station after being tipped off, the police said...
  • Maoists using jungle caves as hide-outs: Police 5 days ago

    Maoists are using caves in forests of south Chhattisgarh as hide-outs or temporary camps, police said on Sunday after raiding one such cave in Kanker district. Maoist propaganda material, medicines and commodities of daily use were recovered from a cave in Mashpur forest under Rowghat police station limits by a joint...
  • Wanted Maoist involved in killing of 7 police officials arrested 6 days ago

    A Maoist allegedly involved in the killing of seven policemen last year was arrested from Goitha in Bihar's Gaya district on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, a team of CRPF and police raided the village and caught the Maoist identified as Dwarika Yadav, Superintendent of Police (SP), City, Rakesh Kumar...
  • CRPF to use 'Shaheed' for troopers killed in line of duty 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In a first such step for a central armed police force, CRPF has decided to honour its jawans and officers killed in action with the prefix 'Shaheed' in their names. The country's leading anti-Naxal operations force, which by virtue of its huge deployment has the highest casualty rate...
  • 6 Naxals arrested during a joint raid in Lupunga 1 week ago

    Six Maoists, including three 'section commanders', were arrested from Lupunga village in West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said on Saturday. Acting on an information that over half a dozen ultras had taken shelter in the village on their way back home after medical treatment on Friday evening, a...
  • Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head arrested August 12, 2014

    A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force on Monday, Narayanpur Additional...
  • Police arrest hardcore Maoist from West Singhbhum August 10, 2014

    A Section Commander of CPI (Maoists) in Porahat, Tunia Horo alias Zokhim was on Sunday arrested with arms and ammunition from Tebo police station area in naxal-hit West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, the district police launched a massive search operation in the early hours...
  • Chhattisgarh lures doctors for Naxal-hit areas with fat salaries, accommodation August 8, 2014

    To overcome the acute shortage of doctors in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit regions, the state government is working on a "special package" to offer certain facilities, besides lucrative salary, to the specialists for their posting in such areas. "Unlike typical procedure of the appointment, we are trying to bring more flexibility in the...
  • Three Maoist guerrillas arrested from Kanker district August 4, 2014

    Three guerrillas were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Kanker district on Monday, the police said. While two Maoist cadres namely Chaituram Budhram (48) and Maniram Sukhdev (53) were apprehended from Siksod police station limits, another Maoist Sohan Shyamlal Netam (30) from Bhanuprtappur region was nabbed by the district force,...
  • Two Naxals arrested from separate places in Bastar region August 1, 2014

    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 August 1, 2014

    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 July 31, 2014

    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 July 31, 2014

    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 July 31, 2014

    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 July 31, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 29, 2014

    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 July 27, 2014

    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,...