In the crackdown against naxalites and their friends in the urban areas, there is plenty of information on their modus operandi that has been coming out. The Special Intelligence Branch which keeps a close watch on their activities say that there is a new sense of desperation that can be seen, due to dip in geographical territory and more importantly the drying up of funds.
The submission made by the Pune police before a court suggest that the urban naxals were planning a major recruitment drive in the JNU. The recruitments and the luring of students into their thought process were to be done through a series of lectures at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Have the Naxalites and their friends in urban centres become a desperate lot?
The Pune police recently released a note with a chilling message from Naxalites, referring to a “Rajiv Gandhi-like incident”. The plot, according to the note, was to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he was making electoral gains in several states despite a big loss in Bihar.
It is often said that the West has four wings of the armed forces-The Army, Airforce, Navy and the Church. Several security analysts and officials say that the problem being posed by the Christian missionaries is immense. Like Islamic terrorism which is a more open threat, the threat posed by a large section of missionaries is veiled, but extremely dangerous.
The surrender of naxalites has been a major feature and this has led to a considerable dip in the number of incidents where Left Wing Extremism is concerned. The surrenders by naxalites has increased by 143 per cent.
The Pune police has made a shocking revelation before a court in which it said that the naxalites were planning on assassinating Narendra Modi in a Rajiv Gandhi like incident.
A team of the National Investigation Agency has seized 4,000 kilograms of gelatine explosives in Jharkhand. The seizure comes close on the heels of the arrest of a naxalite, Mahavir Manjhi.
The National Investigation Agency has taken over the probe into a naxal related case registered in Jharkhand. The case was registered in compliance with a Home Ministry directive.
The Union Government has put in place a mechanism that aims at choking the funds of naxalites. The move to set up a special unit within the NIA to track funds of naxals came after it was found that the Maoists had amassed huge amounts of wealth and assets.
The security agencies carried out yet another successful operation against the Naxalites. After killing 30 Maoists in Gadchiroli, a hit squad comprising 8 Naxals have now been shot dead in the forest region of Bijapur.