Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah reviewed the disaster management and Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in Odisha in Bhubaneshwar on Saturday.
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Dantewada (Chhattisgarh): At least 11 security personnel, including the driver, returning in a patrol vehicle were killed in a Naxal attack in the Aranpur area on Wednesday afternoon.
On March 17, 2023, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres put up banners and distributed pamphlets on Lanji Bhilai Marg near the Kandrighat Forest under the Sitapala Police outpost in Balaghat District.
Bhubaneswar: Suspected Maoists have shot dead a villager at Laxmanpur village in the Raighar region of Nabarangpur district on Friday on the charge of destroying forest.
On March 9, 2023, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres shot dead a tribal youth, Sainath Narote (26), at Mardhur village in the Bhamragarh Taluka (administrative division) in Gadchiroli District. The Maoists picked him up from his house on the suspicion that he was a Police informant and shot him dead.
Sukma (Chhattisgarh): A female Maoist commander, with a reward of Rs 8 lakh, surrendered on Saturday in the Left-wing extremism-affected Bastar division of Sukma district
Orchestrating their first incident of violence of the current year, on January 4, 2023, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres killed a tribal, Soyam Subbaiah, after branding him a ‘police informer’, in the Juvvigudem village of Chintur Mandal (administrative sub-division) in Alluri Sitarama Raju District. About 10 Maoists, suspected to have come from the Konta area in Chhattisgarh, went to the house of the victim in Juvvigudem, and allegedly thrashed him to death.
In a dramatic, though expected, development in Nepal’s politics, on December 26, 2022, Maoist veteran Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda took the oath as Prime Minister of Nepal for the third time. He had earlier served as Prime Minister in 2008-2009 and 2016- 2017.
Hyderabad/UNI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet before the NIA special Court at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh against five accused persons in a case related to the radicalisation and recruitment of innocent youth to the CPI (Maoist) cadres, a proscribed organisation.
On November 4, 2022, State Director General of Police (DGP), Sunil Kumar Bansal, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the District Intelligence and Operation Centre in Nuapada District, disclosed that a joint task force to combat Left Wing Extremism (LWE) would be formed in view of the vulnerabilities of the district to Naxalites (Left Wing Extremist) activities in neighbouring Chhattisgarh.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday allowed the house arrest of Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist link case, for one month on medical grounds, media reports said.
On October 11, 2022, a woman Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadre was killed during an exchange of fire with the Security forces (SFs) in the Sindhi Forest area under Baliguda Police Station limits in Kandhamal District. A trooper was also injured in the exchange of fire. Another 20 Maoists managed to flee, taking cover of the hilly terrain. A country-made pistol and other materials were seized from the spot. The identity of the slain woman Maoist is yet to be ascertained; however, it is suspected that Maoists belonging to the ‘Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) Division’ of the CPI-Maoist were running the camp in the Sindhi forested area.
On May 4, 2022, the dead body of one person was recovered from the Modakpal Police Station limits in Bijapur District. In the evening of May 3, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadres abducted two persons – Satyam Pulse and Bhima – from Guddipal village under the Usoor Block (administrative division) and later, after holding a 'Jan Adalat' (People's/Kangaroo Court organized by the Maoists), stabbed Satyam Pulse to death. Bhima, however, was released.
Bastar: A high alert has been sounded in Left-wing extremism-affected Bastar division following key intelligence inputs from security agencies, which revealed that Chhattisgarh tops a list of five states where Maoists are planning a massive assault as part of a tactical counter-offensive underway from March and likely to last till June.