Chhattisgarh: Maoist carrying reward of ₹5 lakh killed in encounter with police
A Maoist carrying a reward of ₹5 lakh on his head was gunned down by Chhattisgarh police in an encounter in Bastar’s Sukma district on Friday, police said.
The Maoist, Kamlesh was a member of Malenger Area Committee of Darbha Division of CPI (Maoist), police said.
The search operation inside the jungle is still on, officials added.
“On Friday, at around 10am, an exchange of fire took place between Maoist and jawans of District Reserve Guard (DRG) near Borapara jungles under Gadiras police station,” said Inspector General of Police, Bastar range, Sunderaj P.
Police said the encounter lasted for a few minutes.
“After the encounter ended, we recovered the body of a male Maoist from the spot. The deceased Maoist was initially identified as Kamlesh, Malenger Area Committee Member,” said the IG.
On Thursday, neighboring Dantewada police gunned down Denga Deva alias Mahangu Deva, who was a member of Katekalyan Area Committee of CPI (Maoist).
Around 18 cases of Maoist violence were registered against Deva.
Police claimed to have cracked a bank robbery and nabbed three accused out of the four for robbing more than Rs 13 lakh from UCO bank, a week ago. The accused are identified as Vinay Tiwari, Tarun Nahar, Ajaypal and Gurpreet Singh. Three of them are in the police net while Gurpreet Singh is yet to be arrested. Regular raids are being conducted by the police to nab the fourth accused Gurpreet Singh.
Aiming to bring down dependence of indigenous bi-cycle manufacturers on imported components, especially from the Chinese markets, premium bicycle component maker Spur Technologies, launched its first manufacturing unit in the state at Dhanansu e-cycle valley here on Thursday. The firm is a subsidiary of Hero Motors Company and the manufacturing at the new unit is set to reduce imports from China for select components used in high-end bicycles.
Police arrested two drug pushers and two others involved in anti-social activities in two separate incidents here on Thursday. The accused have been identified as Luvpreet Singh, alias Gharu, of Mohan Ke Uttar and Jatin of Muktsar Utla Vehra. The police have recovered two country-made pistols of 32 bore, three live cartridges (7.65 mm) and one country-made pistol of 12 bore with one live cartridge.
Arshdeep Singh Thind, chief administrator, Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, Mohali, and in addition director, town and country planning, has been posted has secretary, agriculture and farmers welfare. Indu Malhotra has been posted as secretary, forest and wildlife and in addition secretary, Punjab State Information Commission. Dilraj Singh is the new secretary, revenue and rehabilitation, whereas Rajiv Prashar has been posted as secretary, Lokpal, and in addition secretary, State Election Commission.
Chandigarh Chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday directed that severest of severe action must be taken against educational institutes withholding the degree of SC students on pretext of post-matric scholarship scheme. The chief minister, while chairing a meeting of social justice and empowerment department, told the officials to take action against educational institutions indulging in such tantrums to ruin the future of SC students and ensure that degree of not even a single student is withheld by any educational institute. He said the payment of funds under the scheme is a matter between the state government and the educational institutions and students from the underprivileged and weaker sections of society have nothing to do with this.