It was after CPI (Maoist) coming to fore that the Naxalites had embarked on full-scale military offensive against the police by launching People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA).
Adarsh Mitra Mandal, a Ganesh Utsav organising mandal, decided at least four months ago to work with the children most affected by the Naxalite movement in the region.
The new police force has started friendly gestures, including a campaign for crop diversification.
Krushna and Gopi identified Arun Bhelke as Rajan and Kanchan as Bhoomi.
On R-Day, Binagunda, a Naxal village in Gadchiroli, hoisted the Tricolour. Symbolism apart, that meant little for villagers, for whom life is a long, hard trek.
Naxals are sending young boys to work at stone quarries in Chennai and Bangalore, and getting them to pilfer gelatine, say police
The police said that Naxals were expected to make every possible attempt to disrupt polling in Gadchirol.
A police press note later claimed three Naxals could have been killed in the encounter.
As per 2011 census, Thane, with nearly 1.1 crore residents, had emerged as India’s most populous district.
Lalsu Pungati, 25, was shot seven times by an “action team of Naxals” comprising five to six members around 3 pm when Pungati was on an intelligence mission.
Gadchiroli has always registered high turnouts, largely because security personnel have been escorting voters to the booths.
Arre bhai jara ruko (please stop), Rahul said before bringing his speech to an end in the next sentence.
The Navasanjivan Project has resulted in the surrender of 49 Naxals says K Sankarnarayanan.
Raju Ajmera and Laxman Sidam, both were called out by Naxals and questioned over their alleged role as police informers.
The year 2013 also witnessed one of the highest number of Naxal casualties, 26, in police encounters.