Dr K Fakkerappa, DCP, Law and Order, Visakhapatnam City and head of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to probe the killings, said the four “Maoist sympathisers” have been arrested from Dumbriguda Mandal.
The names were released after Sharma and DCP K Fakeerappa, who is probing the killings, visited the site of the attack at Liptuputtu village in Dumbriguda mandal and spoke to eyewitnesses and villagers.
Last month, senior Maoist leader Pahad Singh, who had the police of three states in hot pursuit, surrendered to the Chhattisgarh Police. Singh speaks to The Indian Express from an undisclosed location about his early life, why he picked the gun, his 18 years in the Maoist movement and how he ended up disillusioned
While the 2016 letter suggested that there were deliberations among the Naxals to kill Modi, Shah, and Singh, the 2017 letter referred to a plan to carry out a Rajiv Gandhi assassination-type attack on the Prime Minister during one of his roadshows.
The number of Left Wing Extremist (LWE) cadres killed was in three digits in 2016 and 2017, and had touched 119 by the middle of May this year, according to the official count of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Bastar, Jan 16 (ANI): Around 30 Maoists surrendered before police in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Surrendered Maoists were residents of Mundagarh, Kaknar, Burgum, Chandela, Mardum and Lohandiguda villages. The Maoists were booked for various cases including murder, shooting at police officials, bomb blasts and vandalizing government buildings. They decided to give up arms after getting affected by the ongoing encounters and the government’s rehabilitation policy. Meanwhile, in Bijapur district of the state, four bodies of Maoists - including a woman - were recovered after a successful operation against the rebels. The Maoists were killed in an encounter with personnel of District Reserve Guard (DRG). The police also recovered country made grenades and other equipments used by the Maoists.
Chatra, Jan 12 (ANI): The Jharkhand Police arrested four Maoists with cash, arms and ammunition during raids conducted in Chatra district. Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted raids at several places in Chatra district and arrested four people associated with a Maoist splinter group from two spots and recovered rupees 15 million in cash. Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Upendra Kumar, said three rebels were arrested from a hideout while another was nabbed from a different location. The police also seized huge cache of arms and ammunition from the ultras. Kumar added that the recovered money was collected in form of levy from shopkeepers, contractors and businessmen. Further investigation is underway to ascertain the facts.