The Indian Express Thursday reported that state intelligence agencies had also issued multiple warnings prior to the attack, alerting security forces about the presence of Maoists in the area, carrying out reconnaissance for a strike that appeared imminent.
They have no names, no relatives to claim them and perform last rites. The bodies are lying in freezers, wrapped in black plastic sheets, a tag with a case number their only identity.
The three accused were subsequently arrested and fake notes in the denominations of Rs 100 and Rs 500 and having a face value of Rs 55,800 were recovered from them.
The exchange of fire started after the patrolling team came under heavy firing from a group of ultras in Bodla forests.
Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district administration set up a sports academy; in less than a year, 17 of its students have made it to the national level, its medals tally at the state level has crossed 40.
Last week, the government had passed an amendment to Section 165 of the Land Code Bill which ensures that the state can buy land owned by tribals with their consent.
On Thursday, special CBI magistrate Shantanu Kumar Deshlehre granted Verma bail on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh after the defence sought bail on Wednesday.
Police said that seven naxals were arrested by security forces in Sukma district while three rebels, including a woman, surrendered in Narayanpur district.
In a written reply to a question by Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo (Congress), Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra said, “Fourteen journalists were arrested between January 2017 and November 29, 2017 in the state…”
Acting on specific inputs, security forces had launched a search operation in the interior of Bhairamgarh, around 450 km from here, on November 22
A joint team of CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) 204th battalion, Special Task Force (STF) and district force was out on the combing operation in Basaguda, when it received inputs about the movement of these rebels, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg said.
The matter had come to light when senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested by the Chhattisgarh Police on Friday morning from his Ghaziabad residence on charges of blackmailing and extortion related to the “sex CD”.
Clashes erupt between Congress members and police in Raipur where they were protesting against the Raman Singh-led government over the controversy
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting Monday chaired by Chief Minister Raman Singh.
The Congress said Vinod Verma, was arrested even though no FIR was lodged against him and added the Chhattisgarh minister too had not stated the journalist blackmailed or threatened him