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Nagri carnage trial leads to CPI ML – Ranvbir Sena clash

Posted by Admin on September 25, 2009


Ranveer Sena goons training children in using fire arms in Bihar

Ranveer Sena goons training children in using fire arms in Bihar

PATNA: After a long gap the two traditional rivals – the CPI(ML) and Ranvbir Sena (the outlawed private army of landlords) have once again
clashed on their home turf – Bhojpur. Nagri under Charpokhri police station is a bloodstained spot where 11 Dalits and backwards were gunned down in a bazaar by Sena gunmen m in May 1998. On Tuesday night, the supporters of two rival groups clashed and gunshots were fired at Nagri.

Police said men from the upper caste demolished a raised platform at the village where Dalits used to squat. The ML supporters retaliated and attacked Sena supporters. According to locals, the situation at the village is tense.

“Some shot were fired in the air and there was no casualty,” ADG (HQ) Neelmani TOI on Thursday. He said cases had been filed by both sides and Bhojpur SP Sunil Kumar had rushed to the village. He said four persons have been arrested in connection with the clash. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poverty forces youngsters to join Naxal Movement, says Maoist commander

Posted by Admin on September 21, 2009


A senior Naxalite commander known as Comrade Kosa addresses about 5,000 tribal militiamen and supporters at an April rally near Bastar, India

A senior Naxalite commander known as Comrade Kosa addresses about 5,000 tribal militiamen and supporters at an April rally near Bastar, India

Gaya, Sept 20 – ANI: A Maoist commander has said that poverty is forcing the poor to turn to become naxalites. Paramjit, a platoon commander of Maoists in Bihar, said until the Indian Government becomes pro-poor they would continue their fight against the state.

He said utter poverty and illiteracy forced the Maoists to take up arms. “We never used to get bread, cloth and house. We had no money for treatment. There is no education for the poor,” said Paramjit. Paramjit claimed that the Maoists are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers and in turn the rural people give their support to the cause of rebels.

“We like the locals. They are everything for us,” added Paramjit. Paramjit further said that rebels who have been denied their basic rights are taking them by force. He accused the Indian security forces for carrying atrocities against the ‘poor’ and ‘helpless’ people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Biihar: Maoist numbers beat cops

Posted by Admin on August 24, 2009


RED SIGNAL, A woman naxalite waits before her performance at a protest rally in KolkataOUR BUREAU

Patna/Ranchi, Aug. 23: The sheer strength of numbers helped Maoists pull off the fatal attack on a patrol team in Jamui on Bihar-Jharkhand border last night, senior police officers have conceded.

Armed with rifles, bombs and sickles, more than 60 rebels ambushed a six-member Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) force near Sonobazaar, killing four, including assistant sub-inspector Abdul Kalam. A fifth jawan died in hospital today. The Nitish Kumar government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased SAP personnel.

The Bihar and Jharkhand police have mounted a joint operation in Jamui and its surrounding areas. The body of a Maoist, identified as Naresh Yadav, has been recovered from the spot, triggering speculation that the rebels, too, may have suffered heavy casualties. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bihar wants inclusion of 4 more districts in naxal-hit areas

Posted by Admin on August 21, 2009


CPI MaoistIn a significant move, Bihar’s NDA government has sought inclusion of four more naxalite-hit districts under the security related expenditure (SRE).

Apart from 15 out of the 38 revenue districts covered under the scheme at present, similar treatment is required for four more revenue districts affected by the maoists, IG (Operations) S K Bhardwaj said on Friday.

The state government’s initiative comes in the wake of union ministry’s special attention to containing the growing naxal activities in some states in the country.

Under the SRE scheme, the expenditure incurred on security is reimbursed by the Centre. Notably, naxalites have made their presence felt in 31 districts of the state.

The state government had proposed inclusion of four more districts — Lakhisarai, Munger, Buxar and Sheikhpura – in the SRE scheme. The Centre has however, decided to cover Munger only, Bhardwaj said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Starvation claims five lives in drought-hit Bihar districts

Posted by Admin on August 15, 2009


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PATNA: Starvation has claimed five lives in two drought-afflicted districts in Bihar, despite measures taken by the State government to provide 1.26 crore food grains to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.

A woman and her infant died in Jhanwatola village in Nalanda district on Wednesday. The deceased, Phulmati Devi, who belonged to the Maha Dalit community, was a farm labourer.

Sources said that despite being “yellow-card” holders, Maha Dalit families in the village were out of work for months and were not provided rations.

Meanwhile, three people have died in Jehanabad district due to acute hunger in the last three days. The deceased were identified as Kunti Devi, Charittar Dom, and Janardan Mahto. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bihar: Political prisoners go on indefinite hunger strike against torture

Posted by Admin on August 9, 2009


stop_repression_free_all_political_prisonersPATNA: The inmates in all the state prisons will sit on a day fast on August 15 in support of the continuing fast unto death by top Maoist leader Pramod Mishra in Buxar Central jail. The call for the symbolic fast has been given by the Rajnitik Bandi Rihayee Samiti.

Samiti convener and former MLA Ramadhar Singh, who is also the national secretary of the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners, alleged torture of Mishra and other political prisoners by the jail authorities and warned if anything happened to them and if Mishra died in course of his fast the entire responsibility would be on the top prison authorities.

He said Mishra and his two associates — Nepali Yadav and Subedar Yadav — were lodged in Aurangabad district jail where they raised voice against the irregularities and corruption in jail. The jail officials tortured them and later shifted the three to Buxar Central Jail.

But, he alleged, there too they were subjected to physical torture and instead of listening to their grievances they were locked up in cells. “Mishra is undergoing fast unto death and instead of urging him to end his fast, the jail officials are torturing him in his cell,” said Singh.

The Samiti said if the symbolic fast will not succeed in forcing the jail authorities to mend their ways, adopt humanitarian methods and adhere to jail manual, then call will be given for an indefinite fast in all the jails.

Singh alleged that in all the jails in Bihar, corruption, irregularities, loot, repression and torture is going on unabated and the jail administration runs its own law. He said prisoners die regularly in absence of medicare and other facilities provided under the jail administration TOI

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Bihar: 7 Maist arrested in Paliganj

Posted by Admin on August 7, 2009


2005041000160201PATNA: Patna police late on Wednesday night arrested seven Maoists, including the area commander of CPI(Maoist)’s Sone-Punpun area committee, from Paliganj.

Patna SSP Vineet Vinayak on Thursday said the Maoists were arrested while they were on way to Gurua in Gaya district, carrying sheets of bullet-proof jackets to show them to their seniors so that their outfit could procure it. He said besides the metal-sheets, Naxal literatures were also seized from their possession.

Vinayak said one of the arrested Maoists, Ganesh alias Ganesh Bhagwan, was an accused in a case of loot of five police rifles in Arwal in 1999. He was released from jail about ten months back and elevated to the rank of area commander. Ganesh was also involved in the blast of towers of a private cellphone company in Paliganj few months back, he added.

The arrested Maoists have been identified as Ganesh alias Ganesh Bhagwan, a resident of Imamganj, Manoj Kumar, Rajit Kumar, Upendra Kumar, Nand Kumar, Upendra Gupta and Ramswaroop Paswan alias Naresh Paswan alias Mahesh, all residents of Karpi in Arwal, and Kasinath, a resident of Begumpur in Patna City.

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Police arrest Maoist commander of Bihar Regional Committee

Posted by Admin on August 3, 2009


naxal-explosive-seized-in-bihar_26RANCHI: In a major breakthrough, police arrested a Maoist commander of Bihar Regional Committee (BRC), Pradyuman Sharma alias Kundanji, while he
was travelling in a passenger train on Sunday.

Sharma, a hardcore Maoist operating in Gaya, Rohtas, Aurangabad districts of Bihar and Chatra, Latehar and Garhwa districts of Jharkhand, was earlier lodged in Gaya jail.

Sharma was travelling in Barkakana-Mughalsarai passenger train and had boarded the train at Dehri-on-Sone railway station on Sunday. Incidentally, it is the same train which was hijacked by the Maoists, with the support of villagers, in May.

The Latehar police had received information that Sharma had boarded the train which passes through Latehar district. The train was stopped just before Latehar railway station and each bogie of the train was searched by the CRPF and district police personnel.

Jharkhand police spokesperson and IG (provision) SN Pradhan said: “Sharma was likely to be promoted as Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee (BJSAC) member soon. Apart from Bihar, he was operating in Chatra, Latehar and Garhwa districts in Jharkhand.”

Sources said no arm was recovered from Sharma’s possession. He is being interrogated at the CRPF camp. Sharma kept changing his identity during interrogation, but later succumbed to the police pressure and gave some important information about the outfit.

Police claimed Sharma is one of the biggest catches in recent times and the information given by him would help them in anti-Naxal operations. TOI

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137 policemen killed by Naxals in Bihar since 2003 Jan

Posted by Admin on July 30, 2009


MaoistPatna , July 30 A total of 137 policemen have been killed and 197 rifles, besides 6,342 rounds of ammunition looted by Naxalites at different places in Bihar since January 1, 2003, state Energy Minister Vijendra Yadav said today.

Replying on behalf of the state government to a question of Ramdeo Verma (CPI-M) in the assembly, Yadav said according to the figures compiled by the state police headquarters here, altogether 137 policemen lost their lives in violence perpetrated by Maoists between January 1, 2003 and May 31, this year.

Asserting that the state government was firm in its resolve to contain the activities of the Naxalites, he said the vacancies in 210 posts for sub-inspectors, inspectors and deputy superintendents to be deployed in the Naxalite-hit areas would be filled soon.

Besides, the Special Auxilliary Police (SAP) personnel were also engaged in tackling the Naxals. Steps have also been taken for recruitment of over 6,500 SAP men on contract to engage them in the police operations against the ultras, he added.

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Maoist bandh from midnight against price rise

Posted by Admin on July 21, 2009


hammer and sickleThe Maoists have given a call for bandh in five states — Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Chhattisgarh — to protest the rise in prices of essential commodities and petroleum products.
An alert has been sounded across Bihar in the wake of the 24-hour bandh call by the banned CPI(Maoist), beginning this midnight.

The Maoists have given a call for bandh in five states — Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Chhattisgarh — to protest the rise in prices of essential commodities and petroleum products.

“All police stations have been put on a maximum alert to thwart any attempt by the Maoist rebels to disturb peace,” Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Neelmani said.
He said patrolling has been intensified in vulnerable pockets in Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Nawada, Aurangabad, Kaimur, Rohtas, Banka, Munger, Lakhisarai and Jamui districts.

Patrolling of railway tracks, the often soft target of Naxalite attacks, has been heightened.
CRPF contingents have been deployed at Taregna in Naxalite-hit Masaurhi sub-division of Patna district where thousands of people, including foreign scientists and eclipse chasers, are gathering to view the full solar eclipse tomorrow.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is also scheduled to view the celestial spectacle at Taregna where Aryabhatta, the ancient astronomer-mathematician had an observatory.

PTI

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Bihar: Jailbreak bid by naxalites foiled

Posted by Admin on January 13, 2008


Gaya (PTI): Seven naxalites, including a top commander accused in the Jehanabad jailbreak case, made an abortive bid to escape from the central jail here, but were caught in the act.

Kirani Yadav, a zonal commander of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), and six of his comrades, lodged in the high-security prison, opened the locks of their cell with the help of duplicate keys last night, Superintendent of Police Amit Jain told PTI.

As they were about to climb over the jail walls with ropes, a guard sighted them and raised an alarm, Jain added.

The seven pounced upon the guard and beat him up mercilessly, but soon the warders rushed to his help, overpowered all of them and forced them back into a cell.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, particularly to ascertain how the prisoners came to have duplicate keys and ropes to facilitate their escape.

Kirani Yadav is one of the main accused of the Jehanabad jailbreak case on November 13, 2005 in which hundreds of naxalites were freed during a raid by the Maoist guerrillas.

He is also an accused in the case of shooting down and burning four policemen at Paraia police station in 2003 and looting six rifles and several rounds of ammunition.

Sehwag had reprieves at 16 and 92 but it was a vintage stuff from the Delhi dasher who peppered the offside region with brutal strokes in a knock of 113 off just 78 deliveries with 18 fours and two sixes in it.

Sehwag chose to leave all niceties behind in the dressing room and came out with a brutalising intent. He began by smashing three fours off left-arm paceman Perera.

He was lucky on 16 when he was let off at square leg but thereafter proved a scourge to the home bowling.

Sehwag was particularly harsh on Perera whose line outside the off-stump was to the batsman’s liking. He wasn’t soft on right-hander’s either, squeezing out 10 runs in Adam Ritchard’s first over.

Leg-spinner Ryan Bulger wilted under the assault after he was hit for 10 runs in his first over.

Sehwag completed his half century from 38 balls, lofting Bulger for a six over extra cover but was lucky on 92 when a mid-on fielder let him off.

Sehwag’s three-figure knock was finally raised when he flicked Ritchard for four, celebrating the moment with one through point and a massive six.

Kaarthick opened out after Sehwag had left the stage and in contrast to the latter, played several cultured stroke through the off-side. However, he was dismissed just three short of his century when tried to flick spinner Mark Higg on the onside and missed the line of the delivery.

Kaarthick batted for 197 minutes, faced 152 balls and hit 12 fours.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200801121342.htm

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Bihar: Force doubles red border search

Posted by Admin on December 21, 2007




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Patna, Dec. 20: Security forces have launched intensive search in three rebel-hit districts, on the Indo-Nepal border, following the death of three CRPF jawan in an encounter with Maoist guerrillas in Motihari last night.

“Paramilitary forces are carrying out intensive combing operations in East Champaran, Muzaffarpur and Sheohar districts,” said the inspector-general (operations) in Bihar, S.K. Bhardwaj.

Talking to The Telegraph, he added: “The forces have not yet returned. So, we can not give you the exact figure of the number of arrests as of now.”

The CRPF team engaged in crossfire with the guerrillas at Kadma under Rajepur police station in East Champaran district. A team of 150 cadre was passing through Lakshminia villager in Sheohar in the wake of a police raid there, when the force found them. The Maoists who were heavily armed and far more in number in comparison to security forces, exchanged rounds of fire with the CRPF men killing the latter’s deputy commandant, Vinay Kumar Kapil, and two other jawans.

Last night there were reports of a Maoist being killed in the crossfire, but today the villagers identified the slain person to be a Kadma resident.

Three other villagers, including a girl, were also injured in the crossfire. Maoists have been protesting the death of their comrade Nagina Majhi in Beur central jail here on Saturday night across the state, including the Bihar jails.

Today, they gave a call for a 24-hour Bihar bandh. “No untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the state,” said a home department spokesperson.

Reportedly, the 150-odd cadre divided themselves in three groups and launched a multi-pronged attack on the security forces.

However, with more re-enforcement reaching in late last night, the security forces succeeded in breaking the groups.

Sources in the BSF and the CRPF reveal that the Naxalites have added more fire power particularly in areas under Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East and West Champaran and Muzaffapur districts bordering Nepal because of a growing nexus with their Nepal counterparts.

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