Naxals kill 26 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district; CPI (Maoist) military wing likely behind attack
In one of the most shocking and gruesome ambush by the Maoists, 26 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and more than half a dozen seriously injured in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday
Kakarala Madhavi is CPI (Maoist) secretary for Andhra-Odisha border shows: Women at forefront of Maoist ops
While most men cadre ran away fearing the heavy firepower of security forces, women cadres remained on ground and returned fire and often helped the top cadres to escape even at the cost of their own lives
Pursued by security forces and not so welcome any longer in many of their erstwhile bastions, the Maoists have been pushed back. The encounter in the cut-off area is a serious blow, which the Maoists will find very hard to absorb.
Five policemen and two civilians were killed by the banned Maoist group, CPI-Maoist, in a landmine blast in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Wednesday evening, police said on Thursday.
A hardcore Maoist was arrested on Monday and a huge cache of explosives seized during a joint operation in Mathurapur village.
Four women Maoists, carrying rewards of up to Rs four lakh on their heads, surrendered before the police here today, police said.
What may the local security establishment worried is that this is the fifth such attack in the region, one that isn't known for the presence of Maoists.
The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist has said the 18 July arrest of top rebel leader Sabyasachi Panda in Odisha was "a state-sponsored drama".
A hard-nosed look at the firepower and damage potential of Sabyasachi Panda in the weeks and months leading up to his arrest makes it clear that it is hardly the 'huge success' for the Odisha Police that the DGP would like the world to believe it was.
With its recent crackdown on the urban support network and couriers of Maoists, Chhattisgarh Police has claimed to have choked the main supply chain of weapons, medicines and other kind of aid to Naxals operating from their stronghold in Bastar region of the state.
Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected Naxal leader identified as Savita alias Madhvi in Khammam district of the state.