In one of the major hauls, a joint strike-force team of District Force, Central Reserve Police Force (STF) recovered about 90 kilograms of explosives and other materials during raid on three hutments serving as a collective 'Maoists camp' in restive Bijapur district on Thursday. Post the raid, a huge quantity of explosives recovered from the camp situated recovered from the camp situated near Neelmadgu village under Farsegarh police station limits, were destroyed in the forest itself.
As many as528 villages in restive Bijapur and Bastar districts of so-called power surplus State, is groping with a massive 'blackout' for past 2-3 days following a major technical snag that has hit Bijapur-Bhairamgarh power station. However, the employees of Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited (CSPDCL) are calming that war-footing steps were in place to restore power supply at the earliest, even as the power failure has plunged the would district into dark and pushed people back to dark ages, in the face of left wing insurgency plaguing the entire region.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) made recovery of explosives from the restive areas of Bijapur district. The personnel of the CRPF 168 battalion were on a routine search on Monday evening when they found the explosives. The team recovered 15 kilograms landmine from an area falling between Basaguda-Murtunda villages, situated 47 km from Bijapur district head-quarter. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) of the battalion defused the bomb on the spot and averted a major mishap. Also recovered along with landmine were 2 detonators and a 200 meter electric wire.
Foiling another deadly design of red-rebels, security forces at different clock time on Friday defused four powerful bombs planted at separate locations in restive Bijapur district. The insurgents had planted the potential explosives to target the personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), but their nefarious plans were exposed before it could take its toll on precious lives.
Planning Commission, Government of India has accepted the proposal of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) districts. An amount of Rs 10 crore each will be granted to both the district per year for carrying out development of the districts. It is to be mentioned here that Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh had written to the Planning Commission on May 29 for included Narayanpur and Bijapur districts of Chhattisgarh in the list of BRGF districts.
It was sheer luck that a squad of security forces on Wednesday afternoon survived a deadly Naxal ambush in restive Bijapur district, when they reached to defuse a cache of nearly 20 'tiffin bombs' supposedly planted by the rebels on a forested interior road. The tip-off, however, turned out to be a mere 'hoax' because the tiffin boxes were filled with sand and nuggets. The spot is situated 8 kilometers away from Bijapur district head quarters and some 490 kilometers from the State Capital Raipur.
Six Naxalites were held during last 24 hours in Jagdalpur and Bijapuur district. The three Naxals were apprehended from Bhairamgarh of Bijapur district on Tuesday evening while the joint team of District Police and STF succeeded in apprehending three more Naxals from Bade Shetti village under Gadiram police station of Sukma district on Wednesday.
Three Gram Suraaj Abhiyaan (GSA) officials, including a BJP District Vice-President died on the spot while one was badly injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling was destroyed in Naxals' powerful landmine blast at Pegdapalli situated few kilometres from Bholapattnam area on Friday afternoon. The spot is located around 5kms from Madded. While the trio died on the spot, another GSA official, Abhishek Thakur sustained critical injuries.
Joint team comprising of security personnel from 85th Battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and District Force recovered three Tiffin Bombs weighing 10 kilograms each from Manjharpara village under Gangaloor police station in Bijapur district headquarters. The recovery of explosives by the security forces foiled the bid by Naxalites to kill hundreds of tribals together who were abouit to visit and enjoy the traditional fair on Tuesday.