On July 14, 2020, five Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres, identified as Jagdish aka Ratan Kawasi (30), Kamlesh aka Motu Ram Poyami (22), Dinesh aka Mani Ram Alami (24), Balku Kashyap (20) and Shivnath aka Manuram Poyami (25), surrendered before the Security Forces (SFs) in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Pallava disclosed that Jagdish was a ‘squad commander’ and carried a reward of INR 300,000 on his head. He was part of a Maoist team that ambushed SFs at Jhara Ghati in the Narayanpur area of Kanker District on January 16, 2007, killing seven SF personnel. Kamlesh was a ‘local operating squad (LOS) member’ and carried a reward of INR’ 100,000 on his head. Dinesh was the ‘president’ of the ‘Kranti Jantana Sarkar’ and carried a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. Balku and Shivnath were ‘jan militia’ members.
Raipur, Apr 10 (IBNS): Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has ordered a high-level inquiry into the Maoist attack incident in the state's Dantewada area which left BJP legislator Bhima Mandavi and four others killed on Tuesday.
Dantewada, Apr 9 (IBNS): As the country is gearing up for the first phase of Lok Saha polling on Apr 11, BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi and four others were killed as suspected Maoists attacked their convoy in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada area on Tuesday, media reports said.
Dantewada, Apr 9 (IBNS): Suspected Maoists attacked a convoy, which was carrying Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Bheema Mandavi, in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada area on Tuesday, media reports said.
Raipur, Nov 8 (IBNS) Ahead of state elections in the region and high-profile poll campaigns, Maoists struck in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Thursday again, blowing up a bus, killing at least five, including a CISF personnel, officials said.
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IBNS): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of a Doordarshan cameraman and two policemen in a Maoist attack in election-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.
Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, Oct 30 (IBNS) :Two policemen and a cameraperson from national broadcaster Doordarshan died in a Maoist attack in election-bound Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday.
Raipur, Aug 8 (IBNS): A five-member district-level committee is probing into an incident about molestation after a few school girls from Dantewada alleged the same by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) members, reports said.
Raipur, Mar 30 (IBNS): At least seven Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF were killed as the vehicle in which they were traveling was hit by a landmine blast carried out by Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, media reports said.
Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, May 9 (IBNS) Playing the development card in the Maoist-hit backward region of Bastar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said violence has no future and the fruits of development must reach to the poorest of the poor.
Dantewada, Chhattisgarh, May 9 (IBNS) Visiting the Maoist hotbed of Dantewada district for the first time after assuming office Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate on Saturday two projects worth Rs. 24,000 crore.