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Supreme Court gives bail to 74-yr-old arrested in 2012 NIA case against Maoists

The Supreme Court noted that the charges against the 74-year-old accused “are undoubtedly serious but the charges will have to be balanced with certain other factors like the period of incarceration”.
The Supreme Court observed that deprivation of personal liberty without ensuring speedy trial is not consistent with Article 21 of the Constitution (right to life). (ANI)
The Supreme Court observed that deprivation of personal liberty without ensuring speedy trial is not consistent with Article 21 of the Constitution (right to life). (ANI)
Published on Dec 01, 2021 11:06 PM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas

Elgar Parishad case: Bombay high court grants bail to Sudha Bharadwaj

The Bombay high court granted bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj while rejecting default bail pleas of her eight co-accused arrested in connection with alleged inflammatory speeches at the December 2017 Elgar Parishad conclave in Pune.
Sudha Bharadwaj was among over a dozen activists and academics arrested in connection with the conclave that was held a day before the violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune. (HT Photo/File)
Sudha Bharadwaj was among over a dozen activists and academics arrested in connection with the conclave that was held a day before the violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune. (HT Photo/File)
Updated on Dec 01, 2021 11:48 PM IST
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ByKAY Dodhiya, Mumbai

Jharkhand ATS arrests BSF constable posted in Punjab for supplying arms to naxals

The arrested BSF man has been identified as Kartik Behra. He is alleged to be the kingpin of the syndicate supplying arms and ammunition to naxals, maoists, organised gangs across the country
Kartik Behra was posted at BSF 116 Battalion at Ferozepur, Punjab, at the time of his arrest.
Kartik Behra was posted at BSF 116 Battalion at Ferozepur, Punjab, at the time of his arrest.
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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Suspected Maoists damage under-construction police station in Jharkhand

Suspected Maoists attacked and partially damaged an under-construction police station at Kurumgarh in Jharkhand’s Vimla district on Thursday night, a police officer said on Friday
A representational image. (Getty Images/ File)
A representational image. (Getty Images/ File)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 12:09 PM IST
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Jharkhand ATS arrests BSF soldier, 4 others for supplying arms to Maoists

The development comes within a fortnight of the Jharkhand ATS having held a CRPF jawan and three others for a similar crime from Bihar and Jharkhand during which they had also recovered 450 rounds of ammunition of 5.6 mm used in Insas rifles. The arrest of the CRPF jawan has led to the fresh arrests of the inter-state gang.
The anti-terrorism squad of Jharkhand Police arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) armoury in-charge in the paramilitary force’s Ferozpur camp for supplying stolen ammunition to inter-state gangs that sell arms and ammunition to Maoists. (HT PHOTO.)
The anti-terrorism squad of Jharkhand Police arrested a Border Security Force (BSF) armoury in-charge in the paramilitary force’s Ferozpur camp for supplying stolen ammunition to inter-state gangs that sell arms and ammunition to Maoists. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Nov 26, 2021 12:25 AM IST
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Maoists’ blow up mobile tower, community centre in Aurangabad

The Maoists later disappeared into the nearby forest raising slogans against the government and security forces.
Security forces during a search operation after Panchayat Bhawan was blown up in a blast, allegedly by Maoists, in Aurangabad district on Tuesday. (PTI)
Security forces during a search operation after Panchayat Bhawan was blown up in a blast, allegedly by Maoists, in Aurangabad district on Tuesday. (PTI)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 09:13 PM IST
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ByAvinash Kumar, Patna

‘No tears left’: A family in Gaya grapples for answers after revenge killings

Maoism in Bihar started in the late sixties, but was at its peak in the eighties and the nineties when a number of violent incidents occurred in central and south Bihar and their tussle with the upper caste landlords was common
The Bhoktas who survived to tell the story say that the Maoists made it clear that this was a revenge killing. (HT PHOTO)
The Bhoktas who survived to tell the story say that the Maoists made it clear that this was a revenge killing. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 02:08 AM IST
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ByArun Kumar, Avinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, Patna

PM attends DGPs’ conference; focus on tackling Maoists and cybercrime

Union home minister Amit Shah, who inaugurated the three-day conference on Friday, was also present, along with DGs of central police organisations and 350 other senior police officers.
PM Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during a meeting at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow on Saturday. (PTI)
PM Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during a meeting at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 03:07 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Rail track blown in Jharkhand’s Latehar, Maoists-link suspected

The railway track on the Tori-Latehar section in Dhanbad division was allegedly blown in a bomb blast on Friday midnight affecting rail traffic, officials said Friday morning
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Published on Nov 20, 2021 10:13 AM IST
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Sharad Pawar warns against ‘urban naxalisation’ in Maharashtra’s big cities

  • The NCP supremo’s comments come days after the state police gunned down at least 26 Maoists along with their senior leader Milind Teltumbde.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar(HT_PRINT)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 19, 2021 12:52 AM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Knew you were strong’: Emotional reunion of C’garh official abducted by Maoists

Ajay Lakra and Laxman Pratagiri were abducted by local Maoist cadres when they were surveying an under-construction road between Bijapur town and Gorana village in Mankeli panchayat
Sub engineer Ajay Lakra hugs his wife Arpita in the jungles of south Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district soon after his release by Maoists who abducted him on Thursday . (Twitter screengrab/@anitachoudhary)
Sub engineer Ajay Lakra hugs his wife Arpita in the jungles of south Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district soon after his release by Maoists who abducted him on Thursday . (Twitter screengrab/@anitachoudhary)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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J’khand: CRPF jawan among 3 held for supplying ammo to Maoists

Prima facie, it appears the gang is in the trade to make quick money. They have confessed to having supplied over 1000 rounds in the past as well. They were in touch with the gangsters in jail using social media platforms like WhatsApp and Telegram, said an official.
Police have recovered 450 ammunition of 5.6mm, which is used in Insas rifles, following the arrest of Maoists. (Representational image/PTI)
Police have recovered 450 ammunition of 5.6mm, which is used in Insas rifles, following the arrest of Maoists. (Representational image/PTI)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Ranchi

CRPF jawan, 2 others held in Jharkhand for supplying ammunition to Maoists, organised gangs

Three persons, including a CRPF jawan, have been arrested by the Jharkhand anti-terrorism squad (ATS) for allegedly supplying ammunition to outlawed CPI (Maoists) and organised criminal gangs in the state, police said on Tuesday
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Published on Nov 16, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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12 Dalit families flee Bihar village citing threat from Maoists

At least 12 families have fled Monwar village in Bihar’s Gaya district after the public execution of four persons by alleged Maoists on Saturday, police said
Family members of those killed by Maoists. (HT photo)
Family members of those killed by Maoists. (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 05:22 AM IST
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ByAvinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, Gaya

Chhattisgarh: Maoist commander killed in gunfight

The encounter started at around 11.30 am in the forest of Bahker under Chhotedongar police station limits
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Image for representation. (File photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 01:49 AM IST
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ByRitesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur

Monday Musings: Can killing of Milind Teltumbde put an end to urban network of Maoists?

Teltumbde is among others charged in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case in which agencies have invoked over a dozen charges including the dreaded Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)
If the top Maoist commander was instrumental for the growth of the Maoist movement in Gadchiroli, Rajnandgaon and Gondia, Teltumbde was also among the key members of the CPI (Maoist) group coordinating expansion of activities of the banned outfit, according to senior police officials involved in various anti-Naxal operations. (HT PHOTO)
If the top Maoist commander was instrumental for the growth of the Maoist movement in Gadchiroli, Rajnandgaon and Gondia, Teltumbde was also among the key members of the CPI (Maoist) group coordinating expansion of activities of the banned outfit, according to senior police officials involved in various anti-Naxal operations. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 04:39 PM IST
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Top Maoist Teltumbde killed in Saturday’s op

Teltumbde, who carried a reward of 50 lakh, was instrumental in building the Maoist movement in the state, along with Gondia, Balaghat and Mandla regions in Madhya Pradesh and the Rajnandgaon region in Chhattisgarh, over the last two decades.
Nearly 100 Maoists rained bullets at the commandos when the gun battle broke out around 6.30am on Saturday(Vikas Tiwari/ HT Photo)
Nearly 100 Maoists rained bullets at the commandos when the gun battle broke out around 6.30am on Saturday(Vikas Tiwari/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 12:30 AM IST
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ByPradip Maitra, Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Raipur/ Nagpur

Maoists kill 4 on suspicion of being police informers in Gaya

Police found handwritten posters from the spot in which Maoists claimed that the four were killed for being police informers
The Maoists also blew up the house using dynamite and set a motorcycle on fire. (AFP/Representative)
The Maoists also blew up the house using dynamite and set a motorcycle on fire. (AFP/Representative)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 02:01 AM IST
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ByAvinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, Patna

Intel to 9-hr gunbattle: How the Gadchiroli encounter unfolded

A few villagers said they began hearing gunshots in the hillocks of Alondi, which comes under Gadchiroli district, early on Saturday and a fierce gun battle continued till late in the evening
Weapons recovered from 26 Maoists killed in Gadchiroli encounter, on Sunday. (PTI)
Weapons recovered from 26 Maoists killed in Gadchiroli encounter, on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 04:50 AM IST
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ByRitesh Mishra, Vikas Tiwari

Maoists shoot 4 of Bihar family on suspicion of being police informers

According to reports, a group of armed members of outlawed CPI (Maoist) outfit stormed into the village at around 12.30 am and abducted Bhokta brothers from their houses at gun point
In the last two and half years in Bihar, the ultras have killed at least 22 civilians believing them to be spies, data shows. (HT Photo/Representative use)
In the last two and half years in Bihar, the ultras have killed at least 22 civilians believing them to be spies, data shows. (HT Photo/Representative use)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar release peon, hold sub-engineer captive

When Lakra and Partagiri did not return till Friday evening to the Bijapur district headquarters, a search operation was launched by the police and administration.
Sub-engineer Roshan Lakra who works for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), went missing on Thursday when they had gone to survey a road about to be built between Bijapur town and Gorna-Mankeli. (SOURCED.)
Sub-engineer Roshan Lakra who works for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), went missing on Thursday when they had gone to survey a road about to be built between Bijapur town and Gorna-Mankeli. (SOURCED.)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 01:31 AM IST
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Policemen gun down 26 Maoists in Maharashtra

People aware of the developments said that four police officials were seriously injured in the gunbattle that lasted for about 10 hours, and were airlifted to Orange City Hospital in Nagpur for treatment.
Medical staff treat injured police personnel at Orange City Hospital. At least 26 naxals were killed in an encounter with police in eastern Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district. Four police personnel were also seriously injured in the action and were taken to for treatment, in Nagpur. (HT PHOTO)
Medical staff treat injured police personnel at Orange City Hospital. At least 26 naxals were killed in an encounter with police in eastern Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district. Four police personnel were also seriously injured in the action and were taken to for treatment, in Nagpur. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 04:39 AM IST
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ByPradip Maitra, Hindustan Times, Nagpur

Gadchiroli op may deter Maoist expansion plans

Saturday’s security op in Gadchiroli, in which 26 Maoists, including possibly some of their key leaders, were killed, was likely to provide forces an edge in the area, officials said
In 2019, 15 personnel and a civilian were killed in an IED blast in Gadchiroli, a Maoist stronghold. (HT FILE)
In 2019, 15 personnel and a civilian were killed in an IED blast in Gadchiroli, a Maoist stronghold. (HT FILE)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 04:46 AM IST
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ByHT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nagpur

5 Maoists killed in police encounter in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli

According to preliminary reports, the incident occurred when jawans of the C-60 force were patrolling in the area
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Image for representation. (File photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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ByPradip Kumar Maitra

Top Maoist leader Prashant Bose nabbed in Jharkhand

An intelligence official said that Bose had been arrested for the first time and police were trying to work on leads provided by him during his interrogation. The arrest comes in the backdrop of a series of reverses the Maoists have faced in several states.
The arrest of Bose, also known as Nirbhay, Kajal, Budha and Maneesh, is possibly a big blow to the Maoist movement, as he is alleged to be the head of the Eastern Regional Bureau (ERB), which includes Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
The arrest of Bose, also known as Nirbhay, Kajal, Budha and Maneesh, is possibly a big blow to the Maoist movement, as he is alleged to be the head of the Eastern Regional Bureau (ERB), which includes Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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Maoists kill police informer in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Dantewada police superintendent Abhishek Pallava said Umesh Markam was killed on Tuesday night when he was returning from his native Tetam village
A file photo of security forces in the middle of a search operation against Naxals in Bijapur, Chattisgarh. (HT photo/ File)
A file photo of security forces in the middle of a search operation against Naxals in Bijapur, Chattisgarh. (HT photo/ File)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 11:49 AM IST
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Activists raise questions on arrest of 8 alleged Maoists by Sukma police

Sukma Police said that the arrests took place during an “area domination operation” of the CoBRA and the District Force of police
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Image for representation. (File photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2021 09:32 PM IST
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Three women Maoists killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh: Police

Police identified the three as Raje Muchaki, Geeta Markam and Jyoti Nuppo. A 12-bore gun, two countrymade revolvers, a muzzle-loading gun, two improvised explosive devices and other items were recovered from the site
A representational image. Three women Maoists, collectively carrying <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15 lakh reward on their heads, were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada, police said on Monday. (HT/ File photo)
A representational image. Three women Maoists, collectively carrying 15 lakh reward on their heads, were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada, police said on Monday. (HT/ File photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 10:37 AM IST
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Three Maoists gunned down in Telangana encounter

A police official familiar with the encounter said one of the deceased Maoists was suspected to be Muchakki Ungal alias Raghu alias Sudhakar, a prominent leader working as the area commander of the Maoist party’s Venkatapuram unit.
The encounter took place when the district police, along with Greyhounds (elite anti-Maoist special police force), were combing in Tekulagudem forest areas. (Agencies/Representative use)
The encounter took place when the district police, along with Greyhounds (elite anti-Maoist special police force), were combing in Tekulagudem forest areas. (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 12:11 AM IST
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BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu, Hyderabad

Maoist killed in encounter with Bihar STF, AK 47 recovered

Lakhisarai police chief Sushil Kumar said blood stains found at the encounter site indicated that many other Maoists might have been either injured or killed in the face-off but were possibly dragged inside the forest by other ultras
At around 10pm, the STF team came under heavy firing by the Maoists and fired back in self-defence, a police officer said. (HT Photo)
At around 10pm, the STF team came under heavy firing by the Maoists and fired back in self-defence, a police officer said. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 24, 2021 12:02 PM IST
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