The Centre has decided to provide 'Z plus' security to the family of the late Congress leader Mahendra Karma, who was killed by Maoists in an attack in Chhattisgarh last month.
An assistant constable was axed to death allegedly by a group of naxals in Maoist-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattishgarh, police said today.
Maoists here said Tuesday that they killed state Congress leader V.C. Shukla in revenge for the violence by state forces on innocent people.
Unfazed by the last month's Naxal attack, Congress in Chhattisgarh will resume its 'Parivartan Yatra' on June 16 from Keslur village near Jiram Ghati, the spot where its convoy was ambushed.
A BJP corporator, accused of assaulting a journalist, was remanded in 14-day judicial custody by a local court.
Civil society in Chhattisgarh has frowned upon the state government’s decision to appoint a sitting judge to head the commission to probe the rebel attack on the Congress convoy because it is reportedly inconsistent with a Supreme Court order.
In response to CRPF's recruitment drive in Bastar, the Communist Party of India (Maoist) has put up banners in Keshkal area of Kondagaon district, warning tribal youths to stay away from the paramilitary force.
In an attempt to restore confidence among its workers demoralised after the Maoist attack on May 25 in Chhattisgarh, the Congress has decided to resume the ‘parivartan yatra’ soon but with a changed name. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
and Ejaz Kaiser
Exactly a week after the Bastar massacre that wiped off a chunk of the state Congress leadership, Maoists struck again — this time in Dhamtari district. The target was a group of CRPF and police personnel, which, in violation of security procedures, was moving on 18 motorbikes during a search mission.
Senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma's PSO, who was critically injured in the deadly naxal attack in Bastar, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Raipur today, taking the death toll in the tragedy to 28.
Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today visited the family of slain Chhattisgarh Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel at his native Nadeli village in Raigarh district and assured them of justice and his full support.
Maoists had used 27-30 kg of explosives during the recent attack on the Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh, according to media reports. Reportedly, the initial forensic report is out and has revealed that Naxals used commonly found explosive ammonium nitrate for the blast during attack.
Pusao Saran, a marginal farmer in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, where Salwa Judum founder Mahendra Karma grew up as an anti-Maoist crusader, is a worried man these days. He has to keep both the bands of Maoists camping in nearby jungles and security forces in good humour. Ejaz Kaiser & Sanjib Kr Baruah report.
The Congress party has decided to boycott the all-party meet convened by the Raman Singh government on Thursday to re-work the strategies against Maoists following the gruesome naxal attack that killed 27 people in Jagdalpur on May 25.
As his father takes on the Naxals in Chhattisgarh, Sopan Khosla has scored his own victory in Raipur. Son of a senior paramilitary official undertaking anti-Naxal operations in the state, Khosla has topped the CBSE class 12th exams in the science stream with 99% marks.