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Villagers attack police party in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon: A mob of around 300 villagers allegedly attacked a police search party and tried to snatch their weapons at Ghotia village in the Naxal-hit district.

Four villagers and some of the police personnel were injured in the incident that occurred Thursday evening, a senior police official said on Friday.

The police team of 26 personnel, led by Additional Superintendent of Police (Naxal operations) Y P Singh, was attacked by the mob at Ghotia main road when it was returning after carrying out a search in the area, Rajnandgaon SP Badrinarayan Meena told reporters.

Chhattisgarh cop killed in Maoist attack

Raipur, Sep 16 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh policeman was killed Friday by Maoist rebels in the state’s restive Bastar region, officials said.
Chhattisgarh Armed Force constable P.C. Khalko was killed when Maoists opened fire at a police camp at Pamalwaya in Bijapur district, some 500 km south of Raipur.
‘Maoists carried out a flash attack at the police camp Friday early hours. Khalko who was on duty just outside the camp, received bullet injuries and died on the spot,’ officials at the police headquarters here told IANS.

Six IAF choppers to be used for anti-Naxal ops

NEW DELHI: IAF is going to deploy two more helicopters for logistical support in the ongoing anti-Naxal operations along with its two Mi-17s and two Dhruvs operating in Chhattisgarh armed with "sideward mounted machine guns" to fire back in "self-defence" if they come under attack from Maoists.

"There is a request for deploying two more helicopters at Ranchi. We will have a total of six helicopters in these operations," Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said on Friday.

Driver nabbed, Chhattisgarh MLA relieved

BHUBANESWAR: Dantewada MLA Bhima Mandavi is a relieved man. Last week, when Avinash Bhadoria fled with his vehicle and his PSO’s assault rifle, little did the MLA know that he would make news in Orissa.
�Avinash was hired by Mandavi only on August 25. “Our houses are 100 meters apart and I know his family for several years. I did not anticipate he would betray me in this fashion,” he said. Avinash belonged to Ambedkar Road of South Bastar in Dantewada.

Five bombs found in Chhattisgarh in Maoist insurgency hit Bastar region

RAIPUR: A search team of para-military forces and the Chhattisgarh police on Monday found five bombs on a jungle road in Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar region's Kanker district, police said.

"Tiffin bombs were kept on a jungle road in Koilibera area. The bombs were recovered by a search contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the district force," an official at the police headquarters here told IANS.

"Three bombs of about four kg and two of about two kg weight were defused immediately," the official said, adding, "these bombs would have made devastating impact if exploded."

No conditions: talk to us, PC tells Maoists

In the government’s most forceful call for peace to the Maoists, union home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the rebels to come to the dialogue table without laying down arms or leaving their ideology behind. “I am requesting you on behalf of the central and state governments

that are negotiating with you, please stop the violence. We are ready to talk without any precondition,” he said during a programme of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here.

Maoists ambush policemen near Gariyaband

Chhattisgarh Map

Raipur: After a peaceful four-month period in Gariaband area of the state, the Maoists ambushed the policemen on Wednesday. The firing between the police and the Maoists continued for about an hour. Two policemen got injured in the incident and have been admitted to Dr Ambedkar Hospital. There is no report of any Maoist getting injured in the incident.

According to the police spokesman, the Maoists attack in the early morning hours. He said that the search team of the police were returning from its patrol.

Robbers loot R 15 lakh from Andhra bank

Bhopal: At least Rs 15 lakh were looted from Bagsewaniya branch of Andhra Bank on Saturday.

Three men entered the branch after throwing chilli powder in the eyes of the security guards. They threatened the staff and customers in the bank and held them as hostages. The miscreants forced the staff to give money and later fled away with Rs 15 lakh.

The robbery hints at a link with other recent robberies in the state that have been carried out in a similar manner. The Hiranagar branch of State Bank of India in Indore was robbed of in a similar manner – holding hostages – recently.

Firearms behind 12% of murders in India

New Delhi, September 21
The easy availability of illegal firearms made Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand witness to two-thirds of all murders committed using firearms in 2008, the latest year for which the related data is available.

India, as a whole, witnessed 4,101 gunshot murders during the period. These accounted for 12.2 per cent of the 33,727 murders reported during the year. Overall, the country lost 6,219 persons to gunshots - 66 pc of them were murdered, 26.3 pc killed accidentally while 7.7 pc committed suicide using weapons.

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