490 in 2010 and 2 in 2021: Abductions for levy by naxals sees big drop

New Delhi, July 27: There has been a steady decrease in the total incidents of kidnapping for ransom by the Left Wing Extremists in the past three years. The year so far has reported only 2 cases as opposed to the six last year.

In 2018 a total of nine abductions were reported. Jharkhand reported 6, while Odisha and Chhattisgarh reported 2 and 1 respectively. In 2019, Bihar reported four cases, while Jharkhand reported 5. In 2020, the total number of cases stood at 6 with Jharkhand reporting 4 and Bihar and Chattisgarh reporting 1 case each.

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Naxals from Telangana were in the process of making grenade launchers, IEDs: NIA

New Delhi, July 21: The National Investigation Agency carried out searches in Telangana in connection with a naxal related case. During the searches the NIA recovered metal plates and pieces, Iron pipes and circles/coins/billas suspected to be used for making IEDs and Grenade Launchers.

Various other incriminating documents and explosive substances including slurry sticks and electric detonators were also recovered during the searches. The case was first registered in February at the Dummugudem police station in Telangana.

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NIA charges head of publication division of naxalites in Kozhikode case

New Delhi, July 20: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against a naxalite in connection with the Kozhikode Maoist case.

The NIA filed the chargesheet against Vijith Vijayan alias Musafir aged 26. The case was originally registered on November 1 2019 at the Pantheerankavu Police Station, Kozhikode City against Allan Shuaib Thwaha Fasal and C P Usman for their role in furthering the activities of CPI (Maoist).

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Fighting a naxal plague which caused destruction at many levels: NIA

New Delhi, July 14: In a strongly worded affidavit, the National Investigation Agency said that the naxal plague has caused destruction at many levels. The affidavit was filed while opposing a plea by Surendra Gadling and Sudhir Dhawale who had challenged the transfer of the investigation to the NIA.

The NIA said that the petitioners had gone to the extent of scandalising and questioning the credibility of the NIA who are fighting for the prevention of unlawful and terrorist activities in the country in which the naxal plague has caused destruction at many levels.

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Over 90 drone sighting including in naxal belts too: Why it is time for a comprehensive policy

New Delhi, July 01: At the high level meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, the need for a comprehensive drone policy was discussed. On Sunday a rogue drone dropped two explosives on an Indian Air Force base on Jammu. Fortunately the drone missed the two intended targets.

Preliminary investigations now being handled by the National Investigation Agency have revealed that there is a Lashkar-e-Tayiba hand behind the incident. The action in this regard is extremely crucial considering that the Border Security Force has so far recorded at least 90 drone sightings. The BSF even spotted drones in naxal affected areas as well in eastern India.

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AK-47s stolen from COD Jabalpur supplied to naxals, criminals says NIA in chargesheet

New Delhi, June 03: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against an arms trafficker after a recovery of the AK series weapons were recovered in Munger, Bihar. 

The NIA charged Rajiv Kumar Singh a resident of District Gaya in Bihar. The case relates to the seizure of 3 AK-47 weapons based on the disclosure of another accused Shamsher Alam from the premises of Rizwana Begum in 2018. Ads by 

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Dharnas, road blockades planned against govt to spread naxal ideology: NIA

New Delhi, May 22: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against seven naxalites in Andhra Pradesh.

The NIA said that the seven persons had conspired to support and further the activities of the CPI (Maoists), a proscribed terror organisation. 

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In pre-dawn operation, C-60 commandos gun down 13 naxals in Gadchiroli

New Delhi, May 21:The police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli have gunned down 13 naxalites. The crackdown was undertaken by the C-60 Commandos at a naxal camp near a village.

The commandos also recovered arms, weapons and literature relating to the naxal movement. 

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Top naxal who harboured maoists, concealed huge cache of arms nabbed by NIA

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.

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How the urban eco-system of ‘liberals’ helped naxals become a Rs 2,500 crore network

New Delhi, Apr 08: Naxalites have for years managed to procure sophisticated weapons have used them to battle security forces. In the recent attack at Chhattisgarh, 22 security personnel were martyred by by naxalites. Some 10-12 Naxals are also believed to have died in the fierce gunbattle that ensued.

In the attack, bullets had rained from light machine guns (LMGs) and the Naxals also used low-intensity improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to mount the attack that continued for several hours. 

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