New Delhi, June 12: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against three operatives of the CPI (Maoist) in connection with a case registered in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
The NIA has named Vivekananda, Suresh Rajan and Mohan Ramasam in the chargesheet. The case was originally registered in 2020 at the Tallakulam district in Madurai and relates to the uploading of objectionable content on the Facebook account, “Thozhar Vivek” denigrating celebration of Independence Day as a sham.
New Delhi, Apr 24: The National Investigation Agency has arrested an absconding naxalite in connection with a case that relates to the seizure of a large cache of arms and ammunition in Jharkhand.
The naxalite has been identified as Singhrai Soren, aged 55. The case pertains to the seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition and the arrest of 15 armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) at the Akbakitand village, District Giridih, Jharkhand.
New Delhi, Apr 05: Preliminary investigations into the Sukma attack by the naxalites suggest that CPI (Maoist) leader Basava Raju led the execution.
Basava Raju alias Nambala Keshav Rao took over as the general secretary of the CPI (Maoist) and has been part of the naxal movement since the 1970s. The National Investigation Agency had announced a reward of Rs 1.5 million for any information on Raju who is 67 years old. He is an expert at using the AK-47 according to a Intelligence Bureau report of 2011.
New Delhi, Apr 02: The latest raids by the National Investigation Agency at 31 locations spread across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has revealed that a journalist was passing on information about the movements by the police to the naxalites.
Investigation revealed that Pangi Naganna had been ostensibly working as a journalist and was passing information about the police movements to the leaders of CPI(Maoist). He has also been involved in instigating the villagers to obstruct combing operations of police and prevent them from entering them into villages and motivating the villagers to revolt against the police parties and hold rallies against the government, NIA officials said.
New Delhi, Mar 11: The National Investigation Agency said that Anand Teltumbde had inspired his brother Milind Teltumbde to join and expand the naxal movement.
The submission was made while opposing the bail plea filed by accused Anand in the Elgar Parishad case. The NIA said that Anand would attend international conferences and used foreign Maoist literature for training purposes after getting the approval of the Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist) to expand the movement.
New Delhi, Nov 30: The National Investigation Agency has said that Stan Swamy is a hardcore CPI(Maoist) activist. He had been chargesheeted by the NIA earlier this year along with seven other accused for their role in the Bhima Koregaon case.
The reports claiming that NIA recovered straw and sipper from accused Stan Swamy and sought 20 days’ time from the court to respond to Stan Swamy’s plea to allow him a straw and sipper in Taloja Central Jail, are false, incorrect and mischievous as NIA neither recovered any straw and sipper from the accused nor sought 20 days time to file reply in said application.
New Delhi, Sep 08: The National Investigation Agency has arrested three persons in connection with the Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad case. The trio are Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor and Jyoti Jagtap are from Pune, Maharashtra.
They are members of the Kabir Kala Manch, a frontal organisation of the banned terrorist organisation CPI (Maoist). The case pertains to the accused persons inciting people and giving provocative speeches during the Elgar Parishad organised at Shaniwarwada, Pune by the activists of Kabir Kala Manch in 20117.
New Delhi, Aug 29: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against three key aides and one underground leader of the CPI (Maoist) for their role in recruiting youth and raising funds for the banned outfit.
The NIA said that these activities were carried out through their frontal organisations, Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) and Telangana Praja Front (TPF).
While one would associate the Naxal movement to the jungles and rural areas, security agencies flag the rise of the urban Naxal force and say that this is more lethal
When the Narendra Modi government took over in the year 2014, two key areas which required attention were internal security and development. During the analysis that were conducted after taking over as Prime Minister, Modi was advised to focus extensively on the Naxal menace.
The threat from the Naxalites was bigger when compared to the one from the Islamic terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad. What made the threat from the Naxalites even more dangerous is that it was internal and worse, they had an eco-system in the cities, which would propagate and sympathise on their behalf.