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Chhattisgarh Police arrest Maoist rebel in Bijapur

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov.27: Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a senior Maoist rebel during a routine operation near Bijapur.

The arrested Maoist was identified as Median Gucha alias Aitu. Police said that he has confessed to the killing of Special Police Officer Irpa Dinesh.

B. P. Raj Bhanu, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bijapur, said Gucha, along with his Maoist group, had abducted Dinesh and his family while they were travelling in a bus.

He said five members of the family were released one by one, but by the end of October, Dinesh was killed.

Indian police kill 25 suspected Maoists

Indian security forces say they have killed 25 suspected Maoist guerrillas in the insurgency-riven central state of Chhattisgarh, while two policemen died in a separate landmine blast.

At least 25 Maoists were killed at Jagargunda village in a fierce gun battle with security forces," the chief policeman in charge of anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh, Ramniwas, who only uses one name, told AFP on Tuesday.

Chhattisgarh engineer has assets of Rs.40 million

Raipur: Simultaneous raids on Thursday on two houses of a junior engineer in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur town revealed that the official owns assets worth Rs.40 million, sources said.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau raided two locations of Chandrakant Manik, sub-engineer posted with Bilaspur Municipal Corporation, and seized documents, cash and jewellery that confirmed that he has amassed properties estimated at Rs.40 million, disproportionate to his known source of income.

Police jawan killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

A jawan of Chhattisgarh police was killed in a Naxal attack in Bijapur district today, police said.

The jawan Potiram Hakka was killed in a Naxal attack on a police party in the jungles of Mankeli in Bijapur district, additional superintendent of police BPS Rajbhanu told PTI.

A team comprising 75 policemen, which was returning to base after patrolling, was attacked by Naxals, he said.

The Naxals fled the scene after a retaliation from police party that lasted for three hours, he said.

Mosque bomb trail leads to Bengal Swami

Nov. 19: A suspected Abhinav Bharat ideologue from Hooghly who floated a front to reverse alleged conversion by Christian missionaries in Gujarat and had Narendra Modi at one of his events has been arrested over the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad.

Jatin Chatterjee, a native of Kamarpukur in the Bengal district with a Master’s degree in science from Burdwan University, is known as Swami Asimanand among his followers.

Maoist violence, poverty mar growth in decade-old Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) In 10 years of existence, Chhattisgarh has become a study in contrasts. While the state recorded a high growth rate at 11.49 percent, people contest claims of development by citing the fast spreading Maoist insurgency, lack of healthcare and poverty.

A state of 20.08 million people today, Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh Nov 1, 2000, to bring prosperity to the neglected region, particularly the tribals.

Maoists release Chhattisgarh cops, keep weapons

Raipur, Nov 20 (IANS) Two Chhattisgarh policemen, abducted by Maoists Nov 8, have been safely released, police said Saturday. The rebels, however, kept the two policemen's weapons and ammunition.

'Maoists have released both the cops - Khemchand Sahu and Jitendra Patel - unharmed,' Inspector General of Police (Bastar) T.J. Longkumer told IANS. He, however, refused to comment whether police conceded the demands of the Maoists.

11 Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 19, (PTI) Eleven Naxals were arrested from different places in Chhattisgarh''s Bijapur district today, police said.
Bijapur SP B P S Rajbhanu said five Naxals were held in Gangalur and three each from areas falling under Bhairamgarh and Bijapur police.
He said police teams were sent today from the three police stations for patrolling. The team that reached Potampara village found movements of five villagers suspicious. Later, they were arrested as during interrogation it was realised that they were Naxals and many cases of arson and dacoity were registered against them.

Two Naxals arrested in Dantewada

Raipur, Nov 18 (PTI) Two Naxals, including a woman carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on her head, were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district today, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Madkami Hunge alias Shanni, who was carrying a bounty of Rs one lakh, and Madkami Arjun, Sautnaur village under Tongpal station area, Dantewada SP SRP Kalluri told PTI over phone. Shanni, a member of the Darbha division's military company, was in Arjun's house in Sautnaur since the past one month for getting treatment, he said.

Two women among three Maoists held in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Police Thursday arrested three Maoists, including two women insurgents, from a forested pocket of violence-hit Dantewada district.

'The arrested Maoists had been actively involved in several attacks in Dantewada and Bijapur districts of restive Bastar region and police were looking for them for the past three years,' said S.R.P. Kalluri, Dantewada's district superintendent of police.

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