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.
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 05: The latest attack by the naxalites is a grim reminder that the problem is far from over. For years now, the security agencies have said that the problem not only lies in the jungles, but in the cities.
The sympathisers of naxalites, popularly known as the urban naxals help their friends in the jungles build a narrative, arrange funds and transport weapons. Former Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing, C D Sahay tells OneIndia that one has to understand that their programme is a total replication of the Maoist Red Book.
New Delhi, Apr 01: The National Investigation Agency conducted searches at 31 location in connection with the Munchingput Maoist Case Raids spread across 8 districts of Andhra Pradesh namely Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Kurnool, Krishna, East Godavari and Kadapa and four districts of Telangana namely Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri and Medak.
The case relates to the furthering of activities by the naxalites in Andhra Pradesh under the guise of frontal organisations.
New Delhi, Mar 25: On Tuesday five police personnel were killed and 13 others injured as Naxals blew up the bus in which they were travelling in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on March 23, senior police officials said.
The landmine explosion took place between Kanhargaon and Kadenar villages under Dhaudai police station limits.
New Delhi, Feb 11: The National Investigation Agency has recovered high grade explosives and cordtex wire during searches in Jharkhand.
The NIA team conducted saerches in the dense forest of Korangburu hillock, at Jilingkel in Khunti district and recovered Cordtex wire (100 mtrs) and 126 Gelatin sticks (15 kgs ), a high grade explosive.
New Delhi, Feb 04: The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key accused in connection with the killing of a police personnel in Latehar, Jharkhand.
The NIA arrested Mrityunjay Kumar Singh, aged 34, who is said to have a close nexus with the CPI (Maoist) leadership, who were involved in the killing of 4 police personnel by the cadres of the outfit.
Dantewada, Jan 30: At least 16 Naxals, two of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered before police and CRPF officials in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Saturday, an official said.
The lower-rung cadres, who were active in Bacheli and Kirandul areas of the district, surrendered in Kirandul town, citing that they were impressed by the rehabilitation drive ‘Lon Varratu’ and disappointed with the “hollow” Maoist ideology, Dantewada superintendent of police Abhishek Pallava said.