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Chhattisgarh on alert against Maoist strike, CPI-Maoist

An alert was sounded across Chhattisgarh Sunday and security strengthened as the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) threatened to disrupt Independence Day functions on Monday, police said. Security forces moved into the interiors of the restive Bastar region in the

southern tip of the state.
"The forces have been put on maximum alert in all five districts of Bastar besides Raipur, Dhamtari and Rajnandgaon districts," a senior police officer told IANS.

Units of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have been deployed in the urban areas including this state capital.

Ire over village head's slaying in Chhattisgarh mounts

Raipur, Aug 13 (IANS) Public protest escalated Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada, India's worst insurgency-hit district, against the killing of the village head of Chikpal reportedly by para-military troops.

Tribal villagers and a local legislator have accused the police force deployed for anti-Maoist drive in the district of "systematically killing people in staged encounters".

Hardcore Naxalite surrenders before Chhattisgarh police

A hardcore Naxalite surrendered before police in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh today, police said.

Kanker district SP Rahul Bhagat told PTI that an active member of Platoon 25 and commander of Raoghat area action team Rajesh Potai today surrendered before police. He also handed over weapons including a 315-bore rifle, 50 live cartridges, one SLR, a magazine and live 18 rounds to police.

Hardcore Naxalite surrenders before police

Raipur, Aug 12 (PTI) A hardcore Naxalite surrendered before police in Kanker district in Chhattisgarh today.
Kanker district SP Rahul Bhagat told PTI that an active member of Platoon 25 and commander of Raoghat area action team Rajesh Potai today surrendered before police.

He also handed over weapons including a 315-bore rifle, 50 live cartridges, one SLR and a magazine, he said.

HC pulls up former DME for facilitating daughter''s admission

Bilaspur, Aug 10 (PTI) Chhattisgarh High Court came down heavily on a former state director of medical education for allegedly misusing his official position in securing admission for his daughter and her friend in medical course subverting the norms, sources said.Former Chhattisgarh director of medical education Dr S L Adile allegedly facilitated admission of his daughter Akanksha and her friend Priya Gupta in Jagdalpur medical college in a reserved seat through the Central pool in year 2006.The state government on a complaint by one Dr Anil Khakhriya conducted a probe and cancelled the admis

One Naxal killed, 2 CRPF jawans injured in encounter in C''garh

Raipur, Aug 6(PTI) One Naxal activist was killed while two CRPF jawans were injured in an an exchange of fire in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. Superintendent of Police of Dantewada Ankit Garg said a Naxal wearing a uniform was killed in an encounter at village Neelavaram under the Sukma police jurisdiction. He said the police alongwith jawans of a CRPF team were conducting searches when they came across a group of outlaws at the forest near the village.

Naxals kill three villagers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Aug 5 (PTI) Naxals have killed three villagers in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police officials said today.The Maoists murdered the villagers last night on suspicion that they were police informers, and threw their bodies on road, Bijapur police officials told PTI by phone.The bodies were recovered from Gangaloor, Basaguda and Bhopalpatnam areas of the Naxal-affected district, they said.A manhunt has been launched for the extremists, the officials said.

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Bastar’s choice: Take up gun for govt or Maoists

Bastar, Aug. 4: Nandkumar Naitam is relieved after a month of “torturous” anxiety.

“I thought it over again and again,” the 20-year-old tribal youth says. “I thought that if I couldn’t get a rifle, I’d pick up my traditional weapon, the bow-and-arrow.”

It was a desperation that Nandu, as he is fondly called, shared with his 5,000-odd fellow special police officers (SPOs), who till a month ago formed the Chhattisgarh government’s frontline against the Maoists in the blood-soaked Bastar region.

Growth data shows gaps in Maoist narrative: Swaminathan Aiyar

Last week, at the release of another book on the rise of Maoism, " Hello Bastar," author Rahul Pandita described the terrible exploitation of tribals by petty officials and forest contractors. He condemned Salwa Judum, the anti-Maoist vigilante force, and said the tribals had little choice but to pick up the gun along with Maoists and fight for their rights.

16 Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur:Police have arrested 16 Naxals wanted in connection with the killing of 27 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force in June last year.

Superintendent of Police of Narayanpur district Mayank Srivastav said the 16 rebels were arrested by a police party which was undertaking combing operations in Dhoundai area in the district.

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