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, Nov 8: The big news in the naxalite circle was the taking over of the new chief. A man in charge of the military operations replaced an ideological head, clearly sending across a message that there is going to be a big shift in strategy.
New Delhi, Nov 8: Gaganna alias Prakash alias Krishna alias Vijay alias Keshav alias Basava Raju alias BR alias Prakash alias Darapu Narasimha Reddy alias Narasimha. These are some of the aliases used by the new chief of the naxalites Nambala Keshav Rao, who took over from the 72 year old Muppala Lakshma Rao alias Ganapathy.
New Delhi, Nov 7: A leadership change, followed by a plethora of surrenders. There was plenty of activity, where the naxalites were concerned. The police probing the killing of a TDP MLA and a former lawmaker at Araku has revealed that the top naxalite leader, Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy has been replaced.
The National Investigation Agency has been tasked not only to investigate cases relating to terrorism, but an added responsibility to probe naxal attacks has also been entrusted upon them. An interesting aspect of the list that the NIA has drawn out would show that four out of the five most naxals are from Andhra Pradesh and seven out of the 12 most wanted home grown terrorists are from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh.
Azamgarh has been the hub for the Indian Mujahideen according to almost all security agencies and also the Intelligence Bureau. Most of the command emerged out of this UP town¸the NIA pointed out while also adding that Bihar too is gradually becoming a hub for the Indian Mujahideen. In the case of the naxals the major command belongs to Andhra Pradesh and this team is extremely aggressive since the days of the peoples’ war group. Continue reading “Terrorists from UP and naxals from AP”