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Maoist attack claims CRPF trooper in Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: On Sunday, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh's restive Bastar region, the police said.

Shivnath was killed when Maoists carried out a flash attack on a 60-member contingent of the CRPF's 168th Battalion at Murtanda village in Bijapur district, about 500 km south of Raipur.

According to the police headquarters in Raipur, the Maoists could have inflicted more casualties, but the CRPF men retaliated and forced the guerrillas to retreat for cover in the dense jungle.

KCP's ultra-Left turn worries Manipur, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

KOLKATA: Since the Eighties, the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) has been waging a bloody struggle for a sovereign Manipur. Of late, a faction of the outfit has embraced Maoist ideology to carry on its armed movement like the ultra-Left wing guerrillas are doing in states such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal.

Chhattisgarh cop killed in Maoist attack, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

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.

Essar under scanner for paying Maoists, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Essar Group officials in Chhattisgarh and elsewhere are under police scanner for allegedly paying "protection money" to Maoists, police said Thursday. However, the company has refuted the charge.

The police have "some credible leads" indicating direct involvement of a Chhattisgarh-based Essar general manager and two other staff members in paying huge sums to the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), a police officer said.

The development follows intense interrogation of a contractor working for Essar, B.K. Lala.

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.

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