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Death toll in Naxal attack on policemen rises to 12

Raipur, Aug 20 (PTI) The death toll in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh has gone up to 12, including 11 policemen and a civilian, police said today.

"The number of fatalities in yesterday''s Maoist attack on a police party in Metlaperu village forests under Bhadrakali police station area in the district, has risen to 12," Additional Director General of Police (Naxal operation) of Chhattisgarh, Ramnivas told PTI.

Two persons are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jagdalpur, he added.

Maoist ambush kills nine cops

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Raipur, Aug. 19: Over 120 Maoists today laid an ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region and killed nine police jawans in a landmine blast followed by heavy firing.

An hour after the 4.30pm encounter, the rebels launched a second ambush on a rescue party of 45 jawans. This time, four Maoists were gunned down.

“A team of jawans was returning to the Bhadrakali base camp after a routine operation when Maoists attacked the party,” a senior police officer said in Raipur, which is 550km north of the encounter spot in Bijapur district.

Dantewada killing: Congress seeks probeDantewada killing

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress Thursday sought a judicial inquiry into killing of a village head allegedly by para-military troopers in a staged shootout earlier this month.
"The Chhattisgarh government should issue order for a judicial probe into killing of a village head, Madkami Massa, who was shot dead by police branding him as a Maoist," state unit Congress chief Nandkumar Patel said, in a press statement released here.

Four Maoists, one trooper killed in Chhattisgarh gun battle

Raipur : One trooper and four Maoist rebels were killed in a prolonged gunbattle Wednesday in a jungle stretch of Chhattisgarh, police said.

The gun fight took place in an interior forested area of Narayanpur district that is part of state's sprawling mineral rich but restive Bastar region.

The gunfight broke out when Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on a contingent of state policemen who were on anti-Maoist operation in Tirkanar forested area, some 280 km south from capital Raipur.

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.

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