The Maoist ambush in Saraikela, near Jamshedpur, is the third in the region since the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand. On May 28, 26 CRPF and Jharkhand Police personnel were injured in a series of IED blasts triggered by Maoists in the same area.
Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said, “We are trying to find out who is behind these posters. It seems a lot of people are involved. There is no reason to panic. Prima facie, this incident has no connection with the arrests of suspected Maoists.”
Bhadrachalam (Telangana), Mar 01 (ANI): The Greyhounds Division of the Telangana Police neutralised eight Naxals in an encounter on Tuesdayon the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border. Telangana Maoist party secretary Hari Bhushan and Divisional Commander Lachhanna were among those eliminated. An AK 47, two SLR and three 303 rifles were recovered from Putapadu near Cherla. The body of Naxals has been shifted to Bhadrachalam.
Giridih, Jharkhand, Mar 01 (ANI): Police arrested a Maoist woman commander in Jharkhand giving a major blow to the extremist group in the region. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Chandamuni Hansda from a bus station in Giridih district, who is wanted in murder of a senior police officer and other heinous crimes. The woman is believed to be member of core team of Maoist leader Hitesh in the Santhal-Pargana zone, which consists of six districts. Superintendent of Police, Akhilesh B Verier, called it was a big achievement for the police. Police said she was the founding member of the Maoist women’s wing in Santhal-Pargana.
Gaya, Jan 16 (ANI): The Police arrested a Maoist commander and also recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during a combing operation in Gaya, Bihar. Police had received information about the Maoist’s movement on January 13. Acting on the tip-off, police and officials of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) conducted a combing operation in Gaya district. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Gaya, Garima Malik said they recovered AK-56 rifle, 102 live cartridges and other items from the commander. However, the Maoists claim to be fighting for the rights of peasants and landless labourers as they routinely call strikes, attack government property and target politicians and police.