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Chhattisgarh: Eleven Maoists arrested, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Eleven senior Maoist cadres were arrested on Thursday in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.

The arrests were made from Mardapal area of the district, some 300 km south of state capital Raipur.

The Maoists were arrested after specific intelligence inputs. They were involved in a series of looting and attack cases in the interiors of the Bastar region for three years, an officer at the police headquarters here said.

Five killed in Sonbhadra as truck rams into tree, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

VARANASI: Five persons were killed while two sustained serious injuries when a cylinder-laden truck collided with a roadside tree near Babhani township in Sonbhadra district on Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, after loading cylinders from a chemical unit in Renukoot, a truck had left for Chhattisgarh. When the truck reached Babhani, the driver stopped the truck for lunch. Seven persons sitting in the truck also took their lunch.

Tribal girl killing: Forensic evidence backs allegations of fake police encounter, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

SARGUJA/RAIPUR (CHHATTISGARH): For two months, the family of a tribal girl shot dead by the police has pleaded she was not a Maoist. The entire village has rallied behind them, stoutly rejecting Chhattisgarh police's claim that a Maoist encounter took place on the night of July 6. Now, there is forensic evidence to support them.

2 held for alleged Essar’s cash transfer to naxals, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Close on the heels of revelations of WikiLeaks about Essar Group paying to Maoists in Chhattisgarh, the police have arrested two people allegedly for money transfer to rebels while a hunt is on to nab three others involved in it.

The police last week arrested a local contractor BK Lala and Lingaram Kodopi and seized an amount of `15 lakh from their possession. Police claimed after withdrawing `15 lakh from State Bank of India account from Kirandul in Dantewada, Lala was likely to hand over the money on behalf of the Essar at the Palanar to Kodopi on the rebel’s behalf.

There’s more to Chhattisgarh than Maoist lies, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

There is no doubt that tribal areas in Chhattisgarh suffered deprivation before the State came into being but several projects have since been initiated, says Vibhash Kumar Jha

Over time, the enduring image of Chhattisgarh, in particular Bastar, has been of a region wracked by violence, skirmishes between the State security forces and the Maoists entrenched in the area. The rural people, largely tribal in this southern region are literally sandwiched between these forces, forced to live compromised lives, their aspirations for a life of peace and progress relegated to the background.

7,028 jumbo attacks in Chhattisgarh in 7 months, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur : Chhattisgarh has witnessed a record 7,028 cases of attacks by wild elephants -- on houses, standing crops and forest residents -- in the first seven months of this year, the state assembly was informed Friday.

Wild elephants killed 11 people between January and July and injured five, demolished 610 houses while there were 6,402 cases registered of damage to crops, forest minister Vikram Usendi said in a written reply.

He said the government was doing fencing work in man-elephant conflict areas to keep wild jumbos away from residential pockets.

Chhattisgarh gets around SC order, clears law for anti-Naxal armed force, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Two months after the Supreme Court held that the deployment of Special Police Officers in the fight against Naxals was illegal, the Chhattisgarh Assembly last evening passed an Act authorising an “auxiliary armed force” to “assist security forces in dealing with Maoist/Naxal violence” and legalising existing SPOs by inducting them as members.

The Chhattisgarh Auxiliary Armed Police Force Act came into force with retrospective effect from July 5, the day the apex court passed its order.

Maoists kill village sarpanch in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: On Wednesday, the Maoist rebels killed a village headman in Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, the police said.

The body of G Surraiyya, who was the sarpanch of Polampalli, about 500 km from Raipur, was found on a jungle road.

"Surraiyya was abducted by the Maoists on Tuesday and killed with a sharp weapon. Initial reports say that he was killed as the Maoists suspected him of spying for the police and local authorities," an official at the police headquarters said.

MLA’s driver escapes with vehicle, AK-47, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sep 14 (IANS) Chhattisgarh police have failed to trace a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker’s driver who escaped on Sunday with his private vehicle and an AK-47 belonging to the bodyguard, sources said Wednesday.
Officials here at the police headquarters in Raipur said that Avinash Bhadoria Sunday escaped with a car of Bhima Mandawi, legislator from the Maoist-affected Dantewada constituency and an AK-47 lying in the Bolero vehicle. Officials say the driver is possibly hiding somewhere in Bastar region.

BJP MLA''s driver disappears with car, AK-47 rifle, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sep 14 (PTI) The driver of a BJP MLA in Chhattisgarh has fled with the legislator's car and an AK-47 rifle belonging to one of his security guards, police said today.Avinash Bhaduria, driver of BJP legislator from Naxal- hit Dantewada region Bheema Mandavi, fled with his Bolero car and the automatic rifle on Sunday night, Raipur SSP Deepanshu Kabra told PTI.The AK-47 rifle belonged to Hemlal, one of the guards provided to the ruling party MLA, he said.Bhaduria had started working for Mandavi only a fortnight ago, Kabra said.A probe has been ordered, police added.

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