Director General of Police (DGP) Ram Niwas on Tuesday extended his greeting to the women's Kabaddi team of Chhattigarh Police, which secured third and second place during All India Kabaddi Championship held in Indore (February 17 to 19) and Chandrapur 9February 14 to 16) respectively.
Barely five days before the Winter Session of Chhattisgarh Assembly, the Home Department, Government of Chhattisgarh, on Wednesday exercised a major reshuffle in the Chhattisgarh Police, affecting the posting of as many as 15 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. In all, the reshuffle witnessed fresh posting order of two Additional Director Generals of Police (ADGPs), 11 Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) and two Deputy Inspectors Generals of Police (DIGs).
Chhattisgarh is now focusing on intelligence-based operations against Maoists in their forested strongholds, state Director General of Police (DGP) Anil Navaney said on Thursday.
"Chhattisgarh is very cautious against Maoists who have not managed to carry out major attacks in recent months, but we are maintaining the heat on them in forested areas by conducting intelligence-based operations," Navaney told reporters.
The state witnessed a series of deadly Maoist attacks in the post 2005 period till mid-2011.
Police in India's Chhattisgarh state investigated whether a family feud was behind the choice of a 7-year-old girl apparently sacrificed for a good harvest.
Police said Lalita Tanti was kidnapped Oct. 21 from her school in an unnamed village in the Bijapur district and her mutilated body was found two days later in a forest, the BBC reported Tuesday from Raipur, the state's capital.
While two of the girl's neighbors were arrested, police said they believe more villagers were involved.
The girl was offered as a sacrifice to ensure a bumper crop, police said.
Chhattisgarh police raided the residence of Jaipur-based human rights activist Kavita Srivastava early on Monday morning in search of a fugitive woman Moist from that State.
Ms. Srivastava, general secretary of PUCL Rajasthan, was not present at the house on Kisan Marg in Shanti Niketan Colony when men in uniform and plainclothes came looking for one Sumit Sodi.
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."
Raipur,Two days after Chhattisgarh Police seized bags filled with ammonium nitrate and detonator sticks from an abandoned car in Bilaspur district, the authorities have failed to make any arrests though they have traced the car owner, officials said Saturday.
A police patrol team had seized the ammonium nitrate, used in manufacturing explosives, and detonator sticks from a car abandoned at Masturi area of Bilaspur district, some 150 km from state capital Raipur.
Raipur, Jul 16 (IANS): Anil Navaney, appointed the new Chhattisgarh director general of police, will take over charge next week even as some police officers here are puzzled over the sudden removal of Vishwa Ranjan from the post.
On July 12, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government removed Ranjan while he was in Gujarat on leave. The 1973-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was rehabilitated as director general (DG), Home Guards.
Ranjan is expected to return here Sunday after which Navaney will most likely take charge by next week.
RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh director general of police Vishwaranjan was Tuesday night shunted out, apparently as a fall-out of his widening rift with home minister Nanki Ram Kanwar over allegedly inadequate scale of anti-Maoist operations in the state.
Appointed as the state's top cop in July 2007, Vishwaranjan, a 1973 batch IPS officer, has been replaced by 1978 batch IPS officer Anil M Nawaney as the DGP of the state, official sources said.
RAIPUR: As state officials here work out the implications of the Supreme Court order, there is a consensus that it has come as a double blow to Chhattisgarh Police. It has taken away 4,000 fighters from its counterinsurgency ranks, and saddled it with the additional responsibility of protecting them.
The order says that the only duties that SPOs can be used for are "limited to those enumerated in Section 23 (h) and Section 23 (i) of Chhattisgarh Police Act 2007".