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Tag: Maoist

Odisha: Senior Cadre Maoist Killed In Gunfight With Security Forces In Bargarh Reserve Forests

A high profile Maoist cadre was gunned down by a joint team of SOG (Special Operation Group) jawans and District Voluntary Force (DVF) during an exchange of fire with the ultras on Friday (June 11). Odisha DGP Abhay informed that the firing took place inside a reserve forest near Bhanjagunda in Padampur area of Bargarh. Following the crossfire, security forces recovered an AK-47 rifle, 3 magazines, and other arms and ammunition from the spot.

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Top Leader Of CPI (Maoist) Surrenders Before Police

Amaravati: A top leader of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), who was involved in many criminal cases and carried a Rs 20 lakh reward on his head, surrendered before police on…

Maoist Insurgency- Know Why Maoists Are Flourishing In Chhattisgarh
Maoist Insurgency- Know Why Maoists Are Flourishing In Chhattisgarh

The Government’s claims of completely uprooting the Maoists from the affected states proved hollow and meaningless when 22 security personnel were killed and 33 injured on Saturday night in one…

Naxal Killed In Blast While Planting IED In Chhattisgarh
Naxal Killed In Blast While Planting IED In Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A Naxal was killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) that he was planting on a road to target security forces exploded in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, a senior police official said on Sunday. The incident took place on Saturday on the route of Bechapal-Hurepal villages under Mirtur police station area when rebels from the […]

Explosives Dump Of Maoists Unearthed In Malkangiri's Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: A huge cache of explosives suspected to have stored by Maoists was unearthed by a team of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans from Piplapadar jungle in Swabhiman Anchal of Malkangiri district on Thursday. As per reports, the explosives including Gelatin and Detonators were kept in an HDPE container and hidden in an underground bunker […]

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Woman Maoist Neutralised By Security Forces In Kandhamal

Phulbani/Cuttack: One woman cadre Maoist was shot dead in an exchange of fire between Left-Wing Extremists (LWE) and the security forces on Friday informed the Director General (DG) of Odisha Police. As per reports, firearms and four rounds of bullets and other Maoists articles were recovered from the spot. A press release issued by the […]

Maoist Combing Operation In Malkangiri
Maoist Gunned Down In Encounter In Malkangiri Swabhiman Anchal

Malkangiri: A Maoist cadre was shot dead and another sustained injuries during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday, police said. There are no reports of any casualty or injury to police personnel during the firing. Acting on a tip-off, a team of security personnel […]

BSF In Odisha Rescue Life Of Ailing Woman In Maoist Belt Of Malkangiri
BSF In Odisha Rescue Life Of Ailing Woman In Maoist Belt Of Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: Stepping beyond their mandated duty responsibilities, troops of India’s border guarding force BSF saved the life of an ailing woman in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district in Odisha by facilitating ambulance and other necessary services to get her hospitalised around 75 kms away at the district hospital. It was 11 a.m. on Saturday when the Border […]

Thanks To BSF, Odisha's Erstwhile Maoist Hub Gets Govt Bus Service

Malkangiri: With the ‘first-ever’ government bus service kick-started on Friday from Malkangiri to Jodambo, a 190-km stretch once known as a Maoist citadel, the BSF outreach is inching forward in ‘Swabhiman Anchal’ in Odisha to bring smiles on thousands of faces. Swabhiman Anchal was previously known as a cut-off region near the Balimela reservoir, with […]

Another Maoist Gunned Down By Security Forces In Odisha

Kandhamal: A day after at least four Maoists were gunned down, another Maoist was killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in Kandhamal district, police said on Tuesday. The encounter took place in Sirla forest under Tumudibandha police limits on Monday evening. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the District Voluntary […]

Odisha: Tech Grad Among 2 Held For Duping Job Seekers Though Fake Website
Chhattisgarh Police Bust 'Maoist' Gun Factory In Odisha, One Held

Raipur: Police in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh have busted a country-made weapons factory in neighbouring Malkangiri district of Odisha, and arrested a Maoist sympathiser who was operating it to supply the arms to Naxals, police said on Sunday. The action was taken based on the inputs provided by a Naxal identified as Madvi Joga (40), […]

Maha Samadhan Camp-Malkangiri Admin’s New Development Formula In Maoist Hotbed

Malkangiri: Amid series of confrontation between Maoists and the tribals in the Maoist-infested Malkangiri in last few weeks which seems to be exposing the weakening of the left wing extremism’s stronghold in the region, the district authorities have now adopted a new formula to usher in more development in the region. Maha Samadhan camp is […]

Column: Maoists Thrive On Poverty and Backwardness

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Maoist rebels have warned the residents of a particular village in Malkangiri, state’s most formidable Red citadel, against using their mobile phones. Orapadar, located in the district’s Swabhiman Anchal ( earlier known as the cut-off area), is a dark hinterland with connectivity the biggest problem being faced by the people. With […]

Column: Swabhiman Anchal Has Nothing To Be Proud Of

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Trouble is brewing in Malkangiri’s “swabhiman anchal”, a benighted hinterland which got its new moniker following the inauguration of Gurupriya bridge by chief minister, Naveen Patnaik last year. The bridge that linked what was once officially known as the ‘cut-off’ area comprising 151 villages with the mainland after a gap of […]

5 Fake Maoists Arrested In Odisha’s Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Motu Police here on Sunday arrested five persons on charges of blackmailing a mine owner in the area by posing as Maoists. As per reports, a granite mine owner, C Venugopal in Peta area under Motu police limits of the district was charged an extortion of Rs 50 lakh through telephone from one of […]

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4 Cops Killed In Maoist Attack In Jharkhand

Ranchi: Four Jharkhand police personnel were on Friday killed in a Maoist attack in the state’s Latehar district, officials said. The attack by armed Maoists occurred at about 8:30 PM when a police party was on-board an official four-wheeled vehicle in the Chandwa police station area, they said. The Maoists are reported to have sprung […]

Op-Ed: Police Must Step Up Its Drive Against Maoist Rebels

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The killing of a hardcore Maoist, a platoon commander, in an encounter in Malkangiri district on Wednesday, is a significant achievement of state police. Though a district voluntary force (DVF) jawan also lost his life in the exchange of fire there is no denying the importance of the operation. While the […]

Maoist-Security Forces Exchange Fire On I-Day In Odisha

Kalahandi: As the entire country was busy in Independence Day celebrations, an exchange of fire between the security forces and Maoists was reported from Kalahandi district in Odisha today. A huge cache of ammunition including detonators was seized following the encounter at Gundi forest under Sadar Police limits. Four bags containing medicines and other articles […]

Maoist Gunned Down In Encounter In Kalahandi

Kalahandi: A Maoist was gunned down in an exchange of fire with security personnel inside a forest in Kalahandi district on Wednesday. The encounter took place in the forest near Kotbundel village when Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel were conducting a combing operation, Kalahandi Superintendent of Police B Gangadhar said. After noticing the security personnel, […]

Op-Ed: Police Informers Living Under The Shadow of Maoist Guns

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: In the last one week Maoist rebels have gunned down two alleged police informers in Kalahandi district where they have begun making inroads recently. Both the victims were contractors and seen by the radicals to be collaborating with the men in khaki. The so-called police informers have been at risk for […]

Maoist Combing Operation In Malkangiri
Op-Ed: Let Rebels Return To Social Mainstream

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Recently newspaper reported about CPI (Maoist), a banned outfit with a history of violence, expelling one of its divisional committee members in Odisha from the organisation for ‘anti-party’ activities. According to some reports, Navin, who was active in the “ swabhiman anchal ” ( earlier known as cut-off area) of Malkangiri, […]

Maoist leader Naveen expelled from AOB division

Malkangiri: The Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) division of the Maoists expelled Naveen alias Boda Anjaiah, a key leader for indulging in anti-party activity. In a release, the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) claimed that action has been taken against Naveen as he was also misbehaving with women cadres. As a result, people especially in the […]

Collector visits Maoist stronghold in Malkangiri to get firsthand account of people

Malkangiri: It was like a dream coming true for natives of the Maoist-hit Kuruba village under Kalimela police limits when Malkangiri district collector Manish Agarwal paid a surprise visit to the village to get firsthand account of the local people. Agarwal visited the cut-off village along with a team of his officials and held discussion […]

Maoist killed in encounter in Jharkhand

Simdega (Jharkhand): A Maoist was killed in an encounter with the CRPF and district police personnel in Simdega district on Wednesday, a police officer said. Additional Director General of Police (Operation) Murari Lal Meena said that an AK-47 was recovered from the spot of the encounter at Urmi forest under Bano block of the district. […]

Maoist carrying Rs 1 lakh reward arrested by police

Malkangri: During a joint operation by the Police and BSF personnel, a Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was arrested in Malkangiri on Sunday. The arrested red rebel has been identified as Chandra Sisa alias Chandan. According to sources, Chandan was nabbed following the joint operation in the Swabhiman Anchal […]