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War Against Maoists In India
<b>KPS Gill unlikely to get extension</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->"Gill was useless. He failed to coordinate with frontline police officers of the state while formulating plans for anti-insurgency operations. He has tried to tackle Maoist guerrillas in the same way as he tackled militants in Punjab with great success," a home department official, who did not want to be identified, told IANS. He is among those officials who had advised the government not to give Gill a second term.

"The combat method of militants active in the plain terrain of Punjab is totally different from that in Chhattisgarh, where Maoists are active in its hilly areas. Any expert cannot achieve success in Chhattisgarh till they go through in depth about the Maoists' terror modus operandi," a police official said. Both officials declined to be quoted.
<b>Red Hand in Glove</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Unless the dynamics of the implicit or explicit nexus between this leadership group and Maoist violence is understood and neutralised, an effective strategy to defeat the Naxalites can neither be framed, nor implemented
<b>Govt hides alarming Naxal stats</b>


<b>Bandra boy casts Naxal net over Mumbai</b>

Nandu R Kulkarni
MUMBAI, May 12. — The CPI-ML and the outlawed PWG have not only
expanded their grassroots following among the poor and Dalits of
Maharashtra but have <b>successfully sneaked into urban centres with a
strategy to foment unrest in near future.</b>

The shocking exposure came last week, following the arrests of four
Naxalites by the Nagpur police which included their propaganda and
communication head, <b>Mr Arun Fereira, an upper middle-class resident of
Bandra suburb. According to his family, Fereira was planning to become
a cleric.</b> On Thursday, he attempted to assault two policemen in a bid to escape after city police took him to custody on Tuesday.

That the PWG has set up a formidable base among rural Dalits was not
known until four of a Dalit family were killed at Bhotmange,
Khairlanji, in Gondia district of Vidarbha last year. There were also
reports by IB and Maharashtra Intelligence Commissioner that <b>Naxalites
are being funded from the state Capital as they build a support group
among urban intellectuals. Students bodies, labour groups and a few
NGOs have been functioning as their proxy</b>. The four have been booked
under Unlawful Activities Act and IPC. The chief minister, Mr Vilasrao
Deshmukh, has approached the Prime Minister for help to curb PWG's
threatening rise across nearly half of the state.

The Nagpur police undercommissioner Mr SPS Yadav arrested the core
group called CPI-ML Maharashtra Committee as it emerged from a secret
meeting at Chaitya-Bhoomi stupa. The others taken into custody are
Murli alias Ashok Satya Reddy, Dhanendra Shreeram Burle and Naresh
Bansod. Fereira, a graduate from St Xavier College, Mumbai, served as
a link between rural and urban groups.

Papers recovered revealed that the PWG, with the help of Fereira,
wanted to foment fresh trouble with the help of Dalits in Ramabai
Ambedkar Nagar in the eastern suburb of Ghatkopar, Mumbai, on 14 July,
the tenth anniversary of protests against the desecration of Dr
Ambedkar's statue. Special IG Mr Pankaj Gupta stationed at Nagpur
said: "I cannot deny the presence of Naxalites in Mumbai."

Intelligence agencies know their cohorts among artistes who even
clandestinely provide funds to the outfit but are reluctant to name
these celebrities.
<b>Have-nots rebel as India Blossoms</b>
<b>Naxalites hit police team, gun down 24 in Chhattisgarh</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Naxalites attacked a police team with light machine guns and mortar bombs in a dense forest area of Chhattisgarh, killing at least 24 security personnel, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

The officer said that a 115-strong team, which included CRPF and district police personnel, was attacked in Dantewada district in the southern Bastar region, about 520 km from state capital Raipur.

Bodies of 24 policemen had been recovered, RK Vij, inspector general of police for Bastar range, told Hindustan Times. Sixteen of the dead were CRPF men. “One unidentified body was also found, believed to be that of a Maoist,” he added.

The police team was sent to the remote Arpalmeta

PM Moron Singh is having sound sleep after last week's short sleep disturbance.
<b>Serial blasts rock Bhutan, woman injured</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->The spokesman said one of the three militant groups based in Nepal -- Bhutan Tiger Force, Bhutan Maoists Party and Communist Party of Bhutan -- was suspected to be behind the blasts<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

This serious, current impotent Indian government or we can say current Maoist supporting government of India is creating or proping up real devil around and inside India.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><span style='color:red'>Maoist topgun spills beans </span>

Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi
In a major breakthrough, the security forces have extracted sensitive information relating to command structure, financing pattern, armoury, VVIP targets and forward planning of Maoists through sustained interrogation of a high-ranking member of the Politburo, the supreme decision making body of the CPI (Maoist).

Misir Besra, who is also in-charge of the intelligence unit and eastern regional command of the outlawed outfit and a permanent member of its nine-member central military commission, was arrested late last month from Giridih district of Jharkhand. He also heads the outfit's "central instructors team" (CIT) and is a member of the editorial board of Awam-e-Jung, the mouthpiece of the outfit.

According to the interrogation report, (which is in possession of The Pioneer) the VIP targets identified by the CPI (Maoist) include top politicians and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers who have acted tough against Left-wing extremism in various States, particularly from Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. The "central action team" of the outfit has tasked its "urban combat teams" to eliminate these high-profile targets.

The list of the targets identified by the "central military commission" (CMC) of the outfit includes Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, former Chief Minister of Jharkhand Babulal Marandi, former Home Minister of Jharkhand Sudesh Mahto and Congress leader Mahendra Karma who is heading Salwa Judum in Chhattisgarh.

This hit list also includes former Director General of Police of Andhra Pradesh HJ Dora and Deputy Inspector General Anil Palta, currently deputed to the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kolkata. Maoists have to their credit killing of Sunil Mahto, MP of East Singhbhum and a failed bid on former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Janardhan Reddy. Maoists had last year also eliminated son of Marandi.

The weapons composition of the outfit includes over a dozen light machine guns (LMGs), 75 AK-47 rifles, about 300 self-loading rifles (SLRs), over 1,800 .303 rifles, about 200 short-range weapons, about 120 .12 bore rifles and 20 mortar launchers, according to the 26-page interrogation report.

Besra (48) also revealed that the outfit has proposed to form base areas in Dandkaranya forests of Chhattisgarh comprising North and South Bastar and Maad, surrounding areas of Saranda, Palamau and East Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur and Deogarh in Orissa, Midnapore and Purulia in West Bengal and Koyal-Kaimur in Bihar.

The CMC has allocated <span style='color:red'>Rs 60 crore for two years, including a maximum Rs 42 crore for arms and ammunition and logistics, Rs 10 crore for central technical committee (responsible for production of weapons), Rs 5 crore for communication, Rs 2 crore for intelligence gathering and Rs 1 crore for technical work.</span> The central technical team has proposed to form a unit to manufacture gelatin slurry and has requisitioned a chemist and an electronics engineer from the outfit's northern regional bureau.

The CMC has established contacts in Assam for procurement of arms and ammunition and is getting supplies of hand grenades from West Bengal. Besra further revealed plans of targeting police stations in the urban areas of Jharkhand as the same in the rural areas have been well fortified by the administration.

The interrogation of Besra also revealed that the 9th Congress of the CPI (Maoist) was held in the forests of Bheemband in Bihar for 10 days in January 2007. The intelligence agencies had failed to establish the location of the area where the 9th Congress was held after a gap of over 30 years and attended by 100 hardcore delegates.

Delegates of the outfit from Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi, Panjab, Haryana, Orissa, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and United Kingdom had attended the secretly held 9th Congress, according to the interrogation report.

The Maoists hold Raman Singh responsible for Salwa Judum movement in Chhattisgarh and recruitment of local people as SPOs and other anti-Maoist operations in the State.

Marandi as Chief Minister of Jharkhand had launched anti-Maoist campaign in the State and the police force had registered significant success against the militants during his tenure. Maoists hold him responsible for the alleged misuse of POTA against its cadre.

Sudesh Mahto was also a Minister for road construction and had initiated and completed a number of road projects in the Maoist strongholds. When he became the Home Minister of the State, he recruited locals as Special Police Officers for the counter Maoist offensive. The decision to recruit SPOs was taken by him after the local people at Lango in Jamshedpur had lynched nine Maoists. He did not allow the Maoists to gain a foothold in his home constituency of Silli in Ranchi district.

Palta was superintendent of police (SP) of Palamau in Jharkhand and had busted Maoist bunkers in the district. He had also successfully choked the funding channels of the outfit in the State. Palta as SP of Bokaro had also smashed the training camp of the outfit at Jhumra hills, considered a Maoist stronghold.

The Intelligence Bureau has already warned that VVIPs/ VIPs figure high on the agenda of Maoists.

Apart from the CPI (Maoist), there 33 other outfits spreading ultra-Left terror over vast areas of Indian mainland and pose the biggest threat to internal security.


<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Reports of Communist Maoists Turning To Cannibalism In Orissa, India

Saturday 19th of January 2008
Maoists are turning cannibals. They eat human flesh to terrorize villagers. This was revealed by the residents of Bandiguda, 45 km from the district headquarters town of Malkangiri. The district police, under the leadership of daredevil SP Satish Kumar Gajbhiye, risked in organizing a community policing programme in a far-flung area, known as the Red Terror Zone of the district. On August 3, 2007, the people of Bandiguda saw Mukunda Madhi of their village being lifted by 'Papular Dalam Commander' Bhagat, as Mukunda was suspected by the Maoists as a police informer.

<b>Next morning, Mukunda was brought back to the village, where he was killed in a most gruesome manner. And Bhagat even ate his flesh as the villagers looked on in horror.</b> The reign of terror forced Mukunda's family members to keep telling the police for several days that he was not at home as he had gone to a relatives house. 'Commander' Bhagat was acting under the orders of Ganapathy, general secretary of the CPI(Maoist), according to sources. The Maoists, who had suspected Mukunda as a police informer, were taking the revenge on him for the arrest of their dreaded colleague Sriramulu Srinivas.

<b>Salva Judum legality test in SC today </b>
28 Jan 2008, 0001 hrs IST,Manoj Mitta,TNN

NEW DELHI: The legality of Salva Judum, a controversial strategy adopted by Chhattisgarh to combat Naxalites, is due to be tested before SC on Monday following the state government's reply to a PIL filed <b>by three eminent persons — sociologist Nandini Sundar, historian Ramachandra Guha and ex-bureaucrat E A S Sarma</b>.

Responding to SC's notice issued eight months ago, the government said on January 22 that Salva Judum, which started in 2005 was "not a state-sponsored strategy but a unique spontaneous people's movement."

Denying that it provided any funds to this "peace mission," the government claimed that its role was limited to setting up road-side relief camps as Naxalites ratcheted up violence in remote villages to prevent tribals from joining the Salva Judum campaign.

It also denied the allegation made in the PIL that villagers were compelled to move into those camps because of violent raids carried out jointly by Salva Judum activists and security forces.

On the contrary, the relief camps, were a state response to rehabilitate and provide safety to tribals who were already victims of Naxalism, the state government said.

While defending the relief camps, the government questioned the bona fides of the PIL saying it was of "the firm view that this petition is directed so as to disrupt the relief camps and thereby ensure a free rein to Naxalite activities."

This is despite a clarification in the PIL that it did not dispute the authority of the government in employing measures to counter the Naxalites. The grievance raised by the PIL is that the methods adopted by Chhattisgarh in the name of Salva Judum violated the fundamental rights of the inhabitants of Dantewada.

The petitioners also alleged that "Salva Judum activists have become vigilantes who assert the right to control, intimidate and punish anyone they consider to be a suspected Naxalite."

In its January 22 response, the state, affirming that it was very much in control of the administration, said: "The Salva Judum activists cannot breach the law and appropriate action would be taken if they try to violate the law."

One crucial component of this professed attempt to support people's resistance is the arming of around 4,000 Salva Judum activists under the legal provision of "special police officers" (SPOs). The PIL said that "far from being a peaceful campaign, Salva Judum activists are armed with guns, lathis, bows and arrows."

It also annexed photographs to substantiate its allegation that some of the villagers appointed as SPOs were minors.

However, the state clarified that though the constitution of SPOs, as such, was within the framework of law, "the petition seeks to eliminate SPOs so that the Naxalites can pester and even prosper."

<b>If the Salva Judum approach to law and order is upheld by SC, it may catch on in other Naxalite affected areas. </b>This is especially so because the Centre has consistently supported the Salva Judum movement in the face of objections <b>raised by human rights defenders</b>.

Recently, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has raised eyebrows by suggesting that Maoists were a bigger threat to internal security than even jihadis
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Maoists raid police armoury
Pioneer News Service | Chennai
In a suspected Maoist raid, an unidentified group barged into a police station in Dharmapuri district in <b>north-west Tamil Nadu </b>early on Saturday and decamped with six rifles and a radio handset, police said.

A senior police officer, who visited Adhiyamankottai police station, about seven km from Dharmapuri, said it was too early to say if the attackers were Maoists. Dharmapuri has seen Maoist activity in the past, but in recent times, a few Maoist suspects have been arrested in faraway Theni in southern Tamil Nadu. Police suspect Maoist involvement in the light of past attacks by Naxalites on the police station, on the Salem-Dharmapuri national highway.
<b>Two security men martyred in gun battle with Maoist terrorists</b>
Fri, Feb 8 06:40 PM

Ranchi, Feb 8 - At least two security personnel were martyred and four policemen injured Friday in a gun battle with Maoist terrorists in Jharkhand's Giridih district, a police official said here.

A police patrol was ambushed Friday by the guerrillas of the Communist Party of India-Maoist in the Madhuban forest area of the district, about 300 Km from the state capital here. The gun battle started Friday afternoon and was still going on Friday evening.

'Two security personnel were killed and four others injured in the encounter. We have sent additional forces to counter the Maoists,' said R.K. Mallik, spokesperson of the Jharkhand police.

Maoist terrorists are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. In last seven years, more than 1,000 people including civilians and Maoists have been killed. Till now 614 civilians and 290 security personnel have lost their lives.
<b>BJP victory is sign ‘salwa judum’ works</b>

<b>Bhopal/Raipur, Feb. 7: The BJP’s huge victory margin (21,886 votes) in the Keshkal Assembly bypoll bang in the heart of Naxalite infested Chhattisgarh’s Dantwada district (the results of which were declared on Thursday) comes as a compelling piece of evidence that the state sponsored anti-Naxalite drive, "salwa judum", may have begun to yield positive results at the ground level.

Significantly enough, the poll percentage had been a record 72 per cent despite a stern Maoist call for a boycott.</b> The bypoll became necessary following the death of the sitting BJP MLA in a car accident. Both the winning candidate (Sevakram Netam) as well as the Congress runners-up (B. Markam) are relative greenhorns. The BJP had won the seat by about 10,000 votes in 2003 with just 40 per cent votes cast.

<b>Chhattisgarh DGP Vishwa Ranjan told this newspaper that the successive raids on Naxalite dens in the state capital and elsewhere coupled with the determination of the tribal populace in the affected districts not to be cowed down by the Maoist menace had ensured a heavy turnout.</b>

"It is a good sign, and will strengthen the salwa-judum movement." More than 80 per cent of the area in the Keshkal Assembly segment is Naxalite affected, he informed.

The CPCC sources were inclined to feel that the party had paid dearly for the internal squabbling between the factions of former CM Ajit Jogi and Mr V.C. Shukla following the latter’s readmission into the party. In reality, however, the Congress which was the dominant force in the region till 2003 seems to have lost voters’ confidence primarily because of Mr Jogi’s policy of striking an unofficial poll pact with enemies of the state.

<b>Those in the know say that even this time the Congress had the "blessings" of the Naxalite commanders. But yet again the deal did not pay off. In fact, it only ended up further alienating the adivasis in the area from the party.</b>
<b>Centre embarks on micro-level planning to fight naxalism</b>
10 Feb 2008

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has embarked on micro-level planning to usher in development in naxal-hit areas and has selected worst-affected Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh to act a role model.

"It is for the first time that the Home Ministry has selected a particular district and wants to become a role model for other naxal affected states," a senior official said.

He said that at a recent meeting of the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) on naxal problem, it was felt that central schemes for development of roads and effective launching of flagship programmes like rural job guarantee scheme and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (education for all) in Dantewada might yield the desired results.

The IMG headed by Vinay Kumar, Additional Secretary (Naxal Management), in the Home Ministry, focuses on developmental issues in the affected areas as the security establishment feels that the problem can be solved only through a holistic approach.

The IMG meeting was attended by senior officials from the departments of health, rural development, tribal affairs, forests, human resources development, and information and broadcasting.

"It has been decided to put development schemes of these departments on the fast track," the official said.

It was also decided to have transit hostels in Dantewada district to provide security to officials.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Congress had the "blessings" of the Naxalite commanders</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
How they can fight when they are part of problem? In AP Congress came into power because of naxals help. In Orrisa, Congress is Naxal.

The fight against Maoists/Naxals is a policy decision taken under the previous NDA government to protect the nation against this demonic ideology inspired menace.

Cong cant reverse the decision, If they do so they are the one who will be targeted by the maoists. A few months back the maoists killed senior JMM member and JMM is an congress ally in the center. The central congress leaders may be buffons,morons,etc but when the guns of maoists are aimed at them they are not going to take chances.
<b>Unified command in Chhattisgarh to check Naxal menace</b>

Feb 15, 2008

Centre approves a unified command in Chhattisgarh for better coordination among security forces in fighting Maoist terrorists.

Home Minister Shivraj Patil told reporters in Raipur,the unified command will be headed by the chief minister and will establish better coordination between the state and central forces in fighting the Maoists in the interior areas of the state. Maoists are active in 15 of the 19 districts in the state.

He made the announcement after a marathon meeting with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister Raman Singh and senior officials of the central and state government.

The central government also decided to provide five battalions of central forces besides permitting to raise four India Reserve Battalions (IRBs) to tackle the Maoist challenge, Patil said, adding that seven armoured vehicles would also power the state's operations against the leftwing terrorists.

Chhattisgarh, the state worst affected by the Maoist terror, currently has 13 battalions of central forces and as many armoured vehicles. Patil expressed satisfaction over the measures taken by the state to combat the Maoists. The central government will provide all possible assistance to the state in its move to combat Maoists, he assured.

Chief Minister Raman Singh said the two sides have also decided to strengthen road networks and police stations in the Naxal-hit areas as the government wanted to improve the economic condition of the people living there.
<b>Seven naxals killed in encounter</b>
Feb 15, 2008

Jamshedpur: Seven naxalites, including an accused in the murder of JMM MP Sunil Mahato, were killed in an encounter with security forces at Phuljore in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on Wednesday night.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>14 people killed in naxal attack</b>
Feb 16, 2008

Nayagarh (Orissa) (PTI): Striking in a big way for the first time in coastal Orissa, Naxalites killed 14 people, including 13 policemen, besides injuring 10 others and looting the district armoury here after virtually laying siege to the town, police said on Saturday.

In a daring and meticulously planned attack late on Fridaynight, the ultras targetted a police training school, armoury and a police station in Nayagarh and another police station at Daspalla, the police said.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was taken away in a truck and a bus they had hijacked, the police said.

A group of nearly 100 naxals, including women cadre, with bombs and firearms carried out the attack killing 13 police personnel, including two women, and a civilian besides causing injuries to about nine persons, Nayagarh Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said.

While 10 police personnel were killed at the PTS, armoury and Nayagarh police station, a civilian caught in crossfire died at Daspalla, he said.

Two police personnel were shot dead by the naxalites while they were returning after carrying out the operation at Mahipur police outpost.

One injured policemen succumbed to his wounds today.

Five of the injured were sent to SCB medical college hospital at Cuttack and the rest admitted to hospitals here and at Daspalla, the police said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the armoury and the police training school at Nayagarh.

Landmines laid by the naxalites at Majuriapali near here also caused injuries to one person, the police said.

The attack, the first of its kind in coastal Orissa at a place around 120 km from the state capital, was launched around 11 pm and continued up to past mignight, they said.

The district armoury and PTS were virtually emptied by the Maoists, the police said.

Police personnel in strength have been deployed in the district and its borders sealed, while efforts were on to trace the ultras who were believed to have left in two separate directions, the police said.

Though Nayagarh district had been unaffected by the naxal menace, the ultras are active in neighbouring Gajapati and parts of Kandhamal district.

Nayagarh happens to be the home town of prominent maoist leader Sabysachi Panda.

In a similar attack in 2005 at the district headquarter town of Koraput, naxalites had looted a large quantity of arms and ammunition from the police armoury.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

The above report does not mention one fact that a child was also killed. In the video shown on TV channels today a child wearing an pink shirt is lying dead with head injuries beside a huge rock.
Moron Singh is still sleeping.

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