Security Forces

  • Top Naxal commander killed by security forces following heavy exchange of fire 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    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...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers July 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • Six Naxals arrested during separate search operations in Chhattisgarh July 2, 2014

    Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgency-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint squad of Border Security...
  • 125 IEDs recovered by CoBRA commandos in Lohardaga June 21, 2014

    Foiling Naxals' plan of a major ambush, security forces in Jharkhand detected and destroyed 125 improvised bombs planted in a series along a road in Lohardaga district. Officials said the explosives were detected at around 10 am in Madanpur-Lawapani area of the district when a CoBRA commando team of CRPF was...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead June 9, 2014

    Karachi: After a 13-hour intense gun battle, the brazen attack on Karachi international airport by Taliban militants disguised as security forces ended today, leaving 30 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists who were planning for a lengthy siege of the key facility. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility...
  • Security forces arrest suspected Naxal commander, seizes arms and ammunition June 5, 2014

    Security forces on Thursday apprehended a suspected Naxal commander along with arms and ammunition from West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Officials said a squad of forces led by paramilitary Central Reserve Ppolice Force (CRPF) apprehended the area commander of CPI (Maoist) Chokro Chaki (27) from Sonua police station area of the...
  • Bomb planted under culvert defused by security forces May 28, 2014

    A bomb planted by Maoists under a culvert in a village in Bihar's Banka district was recovered by security forces on Wednesday. The bomb was found under the culvert on the Bhaluar-Lutua road in Bhotadih village during a combing operation by the CRPF and Gaya police, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay...
  • Woman Naxal arrested after exchange of fire between security forces and ultras May 26, 2014

    A woman Naxal was on Monday arrested following a prolonged exchange of fire between the security forces and the red-ultras in the insurgency-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The encounter took place in the hilly area under the limits of Mohla police station along Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, a senior police official...
  • Naxal carrying reward arrested in joint operation at Kanker May 25, 2014

    A naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a joint search operation in Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday. The cadre identified as Ramesh Ramprasad Boga (35) from Rajnandgaon, was nabbed from the forest of Lohattar police station limits yesterday, a senior police official said. Acting...
  • Arunachal Prdesh: Security beefed up for poll counting May 15, 2014

    Elaborate security arrangements have been made in Arunachal Pradesh for counting of votes on Friday for two Lok Sabha and 49 state assembly seats, polling for which was conducted on April 9. "We have deployed security personnel including central para military forces (CPMF) and state police in all the counting centres...
  • Security forces arrest 2 Naxals in Chhattisgarh, weapons seized May 14, 2014

    Two Naxalites on Wednesday were apprehended by the security forces conducting anti-Maoist operations and arms and ammunition seized from them in Jashpur district of Chhattisgarh. Officials said, the two belong to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) Maoist cadre operational in the state and they have been identified as Arjun...
  • People's Liberation Front of India ultras arrested May 12, 2014

    Along with a commander of the People's Liberation Front of India, security forces on Sunday also arrested a member of its firing squad in Gumla district, police said on Monday. Vinay Gop, member of the Naxal outfit's firing squad, was arrested along with wanted commander Gulab Khatri, but police had yesterday...
  • Srinagar youth killed in clashes with security forces on polling day April 30, 2014

    Srinagar: On the day when Srinagar populace voted to elect their representative to the Lok Sabha, a youth was killed during clashes with the security forces in the Valley. The security forces fired at a mob which was attacking polling staff during the de-induction of polling booth and the youth...
  • Murder sparks communal tension in Rajgarh, additional force deployed April 26, 2014

    A person was allegedly shot dead in Machalpur in Rajgarh in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday following a dispute over a petty issue, sparking communal tension in the area, a senior official said. The incident took place when two saw machine unit owners in the area indulged in a quarrel following which...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held April 16, 2014

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides, two...
  • Ukraine tries to clear pro-Russian rebels, reports dead on both sides April 13, 2014

    Slaviansk: Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from a police headquarters in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with Kiev reporting dead on both sides as it combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow. Ukraine faces a rash of rebellions in the east...
  • Armed security personnel to guard polling booths in Maoist-hit constituencies April 2, 2014

    In view of the Maoist threat to disrupt Lok Sabha polls in Bihar, armed security forces will be deployed for the first time at all polling stations, an official said on Wednesday. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R. Lakshmanan said all 59,807 polling stations for the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the...
  • Security tightened in Naxal-hit Bastar ahead of Modi's rally today March 28, 2014

    Security has been heightened across naxal-affected Bastar region in Chhattisgarh ahead of BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi's election rally in Kondagaon district on Friday. "Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the region, particularly at important locations," a senior police official told PTI. Security personnel are deployed in large numbers at Kondagaon Stadium grounds, the venue of the...
  • Two Maoists held, poppy crop demolished March 26, 2014

    The security forces arrested two hardcore Maoists and destroyed poppy crop under a forest area in Bihar's Jamui district, on Wednesday, the police said. Carrying out a combing-cum-search operation in Gurmaha forest, the security forces nabbed two ultras, one of whom was identified as Madan Koda, the Deputy Inspector General of...
  • Kashmir tense after firing by security forces kills one March 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Authorities in Kashmir moved quickly to impose strict restrictions in parts of Srinagar and areas neighbouring Sumbal town where a youth was allegedly shot by security forces after protests raged in the area post Friday prayers. More than two persons were wounded in the incident. On Saturday morning, police...
  • CRPF searches for 7 labourers abducted from Navinagar village by Maoists March 14, 2014

    A group of armed Maoists abducted seven labourers in Bihar's Jamui district, police said on Friday. The labourers, engaged in lifting sand from a river bed, were kidnapped from near Navinagar village, about 200 km from Jamui. Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said: "A team of security forces, including the CRPF, is...
  • Chhattisgarh heads for Lok Sabha polls amidst repeated Naxal strikes March 11, 2014

    Raipur: The Naxal strike again in Chhattisgarh just a month ahead of the general elections clearly indicates that the election season would not be an easy ride for security personnel in the state. Nearly 200 heavily armed Maoists opened fire at security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on Tuesday killing 16...
  • 35-year-old Pakistan intruder arrested by BSF in Sriganganagar February 21, 2014

    A Pakistani intruder was caught by security forces in border area of Sriganganagar district in Rajasthan. 35-year-old Akbar Ali was caught on Wednesday by Border Security Forces (BSF). He was later handed over to police. "The accused is being jointly interrogated by security agencies," a police officer said. ~~amp;nbsp; ...
  • Security forces use unmanned aerial vehicles to track Maoists February 16, 2014

    Drones are flying in Bihar to help combat Maoists. Security forces in Bihar's worst Maoist-hit districts are using the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations, police officials on Saturday said. "The induction of UAVs will keep an eye on Maoist movements in...
  • Man crosses over into Pak territory, did not return back home February 12, 2014

    A man allegedly crossed over to Pakistan, but has not been handed back to Border Security Force by Pakistani authorities, a senior BSF officer said. The man crossed the border from near Babliyan outpost on Sunday evening following which a flag meeting was held, IG BSF PC Meena said. There is no...
  • 2 Maoists killed, 9 arrested following encounter with security forces February 6, 2014

    Two Maoists were shot dead while nine, including a woman, were arrested by security forces following an encounter in Kanani forests of Bihar's Munger district,police claimed on Wednesday. The bodies of the two killed, however, were taken away by other Maoists who managed to escape, SP Barun Kumar Sinha claimed. Acting on...
  • Suspected Naxal arrested in Bijapur February 1, 2014

    Security forces have apprehended a suspected Naxalite along with some arms and ammunition from the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. According to sources, a squad of CRPF and state police were out for an anti-Naxal operation in the Takilod-Donga area of Bhairamgarh when an alleged Maoist identified as Markam Bomra was apprehended. Bomra...
  • BSF admits lapses by its men in Ramban firing incident January 22, 2014

    Certain "administrative lapses" have been found on the part of BSF personnel involved in last year's Ramban firing incident in Jammu even and the paramilitary will soon begin trial of its six men in connection with the incident. Sources said Border Security Force (BSF) took over the trial of the case...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: 6,000 more security forces personnel to be deployed in the state January 20, 2014

    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 Dantewada...
  • J&K: Security forces clash with terrorists, no injuries reported January 20, 2014

    An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Anantnag district of Kashmir Valley on Monday. "A gun fight broke out between security forces and terrorists in Shamspora area of Qazigund following an anti-militancy operation in the area," a police spokesman said. He said there were no reports of any one...