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On Sunday, a Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) jawan allegedly ended his life in neighboring Sukma district, while a police constable shot himself dead with his service rifle in Bijapur.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

ASI dies by suicide in Bastar’s Bijapur district

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:50 PM IST
The body of the ASI was found hanging from the ceiling at his house in the village in the district. According to the police, no suicide note was recovered from the spot and a police team started has started investigating the matter.
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The incidents took place on Wednesday night in two villages under Jangala police station area. (Photo for representation)
The incidents took place on Wednesday night in two villages under Jangala police station area. (Photo for representation)

Maoists kill 2 villagers in Chhattisgarh for being informers: Police

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:22 PM IST
In Bijapur, 12 people, including three policemen and a forest ranger, have been killed in the last one month - an issue of concern for both police and human rights activists.
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According to the Bastar Police, the Maoist is yet to be identified and the body has been taken to the district headquarters. (Image used for representation).(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
According to the Bastar Police, the Maoist is yet to be identified and the body has been taken to the district headquarters. (Image used for representation).(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

Suspected Maoist killed in encounter in Bijapur, combing operation still on: Bastar Police

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:05 PM IST
Inspector General of Police, Bastar range, Sunderaj P, told HT that the team of District Reserve Guard and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were in the jungles of Gangaloor when the incident took place.
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These killings are a matter of serious concern for both the senior police officials and human rights activists working in the Maoist-hit region. (HT Photo)
These killings are a matter of serious concern for both the senior police officials and human rights activists working in the Maoist-hit region. (HT Photo)

Spike in killings by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar raises questions

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 07:50 PM IST
An IPS officer posted in one of seven districts of Bastar region said that Maoists are now not afraid of any public outcry over killings of civilians.
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On Friday, Maoists killed two men after branding them as police informers when they had gone to a village in Bijapur from Dantewada.(File photo for representation)
On Friday, Maoists killed two men after branding them as police informers when they had gone to a village in Bijapur from Dantewada.(File photo for representation)

Four villagers killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 12:50 AM IST
The fresh killings have taken the number of people killed in Maoist violence in the region this week to nine, which include two policemen
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Image for representation.(Getty Images)
Image for representation.(Getty Images)

Assistant sub-inspector of Chhattisgarh Police killed by Maoist in Bijapur district

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The DGP said that it appears that the ASI was first abducted by the local militia cadres of CPI (Maoist) and later killed.
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Submerged area on the bank side of Krishna river after heavy rain in catchment area of Koyana dam in Sangli on Tuesday.(Uday Deolekar/HT File Photo)
Submerged area on the bank side of Krishna river after heavy rain in catchment area of Koyana dam in Sangli on Tuesday.(Uday Deolekar/HT File Photo)

1 dead, 120 houses cave in due to heavy rain in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar

By S Kareemuddin and Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Bastar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 02:39 AM IST
According to officials, around 70 people were evacuated from flood-affected areas in Bijapur on Monday.
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Police have launched a combing operation in the area after the incident.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Police have launched a combing operation in the area after the incident.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Maoists kill policeman in Bijapur district of Bastar division

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 01:59 PM IST
The incident occurred at Maatwada village under the jurisdiction of Jangla police station limits late at night on Wednesday night when about a dozen Maoists killed the assistant constable with sharp-edged weapons in front of his parents, the IGP said.
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Thousands of tribal of interior villagers of Maoist-hit Bijapur district reached district headquarters to start three-day protest in front of collector’s office demanding that money of tendu patta procurement.(File photo for representation)
Thousands of tribal of interior villagers of Maoist-hit Bijapur district reached district headquarters to start three-day protest in front of collector’s office demanding that money of tendu patta procurement.(File photo for representation)

Tribals protest in Maoist-hit Bijapur district demanding procurement money in cash

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 10:45 PM IST
Most of the villagers are of Gangaloor, Cherlapal and other interior areas which are located south of the district. Some of these villages are 50 km from district headquarters with no road connectivity.
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The meeting was part of three-day programme held by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh,(Representative Photo)
The meeting was part of three-day programme held by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh,(Representative Photo)

Maoists organise meeting in Chhattisgarh, 10,000 people attend

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Police say that about 300 armed Maoists were deployed to protect the area where the meeting was held. Experts believe that the Maoists organise these gatherings to show their strength to the people.
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Constable Santosh Kattam with wife SUnita and their daughter. (HT Photo)
Constable Santosh Kattam with wife SUnita and their daughter. (HT Photo)

Maoists let police constable go after his wife pleads at ‘people’s court’

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Constable Santosh Kattam, abducted on May 4 from the Gorna village, was allowed to go home after he agreed to leave his police job and practise farming.
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The trooper was a member of the Special Action Team of the CRPF in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The trooper was a member of the Special Action Team of the CRPF in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

CRPF jawan killed in encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2020 06:17 PM IST
The encounter took place in a forest area of Bijapur district..
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‘Doctor’ Prashant Modiyam alias Sonu (25) was divisional committee member of Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division and was active in Abujmaad (Chhattisgarh), Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) and Odisha. (HT photo)
‘Doctor’ Prashant Modiyam alias Sonu (25) was divisional committee member of Kandhamal-Kalahandi-Boudh-Nayagarh (KKBN) division and was active in Abujmaad (Chhattisgarh), Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) and Odisha. (HT photo)

Maoist ‘doctor’, 25, surrenders in Chhattisgarh

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:59 AM IST
The Maoist was a resident of Peddakorma village which comes under Bijapur district and started working for ultras when he was twelve-year-old.
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Two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) CoBRA were killed in an ongoing encounter in Bijapur district of Bastar division. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) CoBRA were killed in an ongoing encounter in Bijapur district of Bastar division. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Two CoBRA jawans killed, four injured in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

By Ritesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin | Hindustan Times, Bastar
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The deputy inspector general (DIG) CRPF, Komal Sinha, informed that the encounter took place at around 10.30 am at a forest in Irapalli village on the border of Bijapur and Sukma districts in Bastar division when the security forces were out on a counter-insurgency operation.
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According to the police, the reason why the soldier opened fire is yet to be ascertained and investigation is going on.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
According to the police, the reason why the soldier opened fire is yet to be ascertained and investigation is going on.(SHUTTERSTOCK.)

One killed as Chhattisgarh Armed Forces soldier opens fire in Bastar

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 10:57 PM IST
The IG said that Dayashankar and Raviranjan sustained critical injuries while another Constable Mohammad Sharif came in the line of fire and sustained a minor injury in his leg
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Maoist leader Ravula Srinivas alias Ramanna is reported to have died of a heart attack in the forests of Chhattisgarh. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Maoist leader Ravula Srinivas alias Ramanna is reported to have died of a heart attack in the forests of Chhattisgarh. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Maoist leader Ramanna dies of cardiac arrest in forests of Chhattisgarh

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu/Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad/Raipur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 12:33 AM IST
Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem district superintendent of police Sunil Dutt said, reliable information received by the police revealed that Ramanna, a member of the all-powerful Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist), had died in Chhattisgarh forests.
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Supreme Court advocate Vrinda Grover said its time the state government takes corrective measures and steps to release tribespeople languishing in jail. (Photo /Hindustan Times)
Supreme Court advocate Vrinda Grover said its time the state government takes corrective measures and steps to release tribespeople languishing in jail. (Photo /Hindustan Times)

Withdraw cases against tribals in Maoist belt, says C’garh panel

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 07:55 AM IST
The Justice Patnaik panel was set-up in March with a mandate to review cases involving more than 23,000 tribespeople.
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The woman was bitten by the snake when she went to a jungle near the village, said a villager.(HT Photo)
The woman was bitten by the snake when she went to a jungle near the village, said a villager.(HT Photo)

Tribals trek 18-km to save woman bitten by snake in Chhattisgarh

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 01:48 PM IST
The incident took place on Thursday in Chutkava village which is situated deep inside Bastar’s Bijapur district.
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(AP File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
(AP File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

CRPF jawan killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 11:01 AM IST
CRPF jawan has lost his life in an encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh on Thursday.
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At least 76 security personnel were killed in Tadmetla attack, while 24 CRPF security personnel lost their lives in Burkapal attack.(AP FILE Photo)
At least 76 security personnel were killed in Tadmetla attack, while 24 CRPF security personnel lost their lives in Burkapal attack.(AP FILE Photo)

Maoist commander carrying Rs 8 lakh bounty surrenders in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Sudhir Korsa was wanted in as many as nine cases of violence in Bastar region, including the Tadmetla and Burkapal attacks on security forces in 2010 and 2017 respectively, said the official.
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People showered praise on Twitter.(Twitter/@ANI)
People showered praise on Twitter.(Twitter/@ANI)

Snake bites Chhattisgarh man, CRPF jawans carry him on shoulder for almost 2.5 km for treatment

By Asian News International | Bijapur
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:20 PM IST
The jawans carried the man because the ambulance was unable to reach the area.
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Maharashtra, August 8 (ANI): Flooded areas of Kolhapur, Sangli & Satara seen by an aerial survey during Devendra Fadnavis took the stock of flood situation on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Maharashtra, August 8 (ANI): Flooded areas of Kolhapur, Sangli & Satara seen by an aerial survey during Devendra Fadnavis took the stock of flood situation on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

‘Discharge from Almatti dam in Karnataka key to flood situation in Kolhapur, Sangli’

By Surendra P Gangan | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 12:31 AM IST
Experts pointed out that flooding in these districts since Tuesday could have been avoided by timely intervention of the Maharashtra government for discharge of the water from the dam.
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Three CRPF personnel died in an encounter with Maoist guerrillas that also killed a girl who was caught in the crossfire in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district. (AFP PHOTO / Sanjib DUTTA)
Three CRPF personnel died in an encounter with Maoist guerrillas that also killed a girl who was caught in the crossfire in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district. (AFP PHOTO / Sanjib DUTTA)

Maoist kill three CRPF men, one girl in Chhattisgarh

By HT Correspondent | Raipur
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 10:09 PM IST
The gunbattle near Keshkutul village took place when a joint team of the CRPF’s 199th battalion and state police was out on an area domination patrol on motorcycles, according to deputy inspector general (DIG), anti- Naxal operations, Sunderaj P.
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A policeman was killed by Maoists at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, a police official said.(File Photo)
A policeman was killed by Maoists at a weekly market in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, a police official said.(File Photo)

Cop killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

By Press Trust of India | Bijapur
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 10:06 PM IST
The incident took place around 2 pm when assistant constable Chaitu Kadti went to the market in Mirtur village along with his family members, he said.
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Santosh Punem was abducted from a construction site last evening(HT Photo)
Santosh Punem was abducted from a construction site last evening(HT Photo)

Samajwadi Party leader abducted, killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

By Ritesh Mishra | HT Correspondent, Raipur
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 09:51 PM IST
Santosh had contested the recently concluded assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on Samajwadi Party’s ticket from Bijapur.
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Two days before the fourth phase of the Lok sabha polls, two policemen were killed and one civilian was injured on Saturday in Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh’s Bijapur district.(HT File Photo)
Two days before the fourth phase of the Lok sabha polls, two policemen were killed and one civilian was injured on Saturday in Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh’s Bijapur district.(HT File Photo)

2 policemen killed, 1 civilian injured in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh

By Press Trust of India | Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 10:09 PM IST
The incident took place when the two policemen and the villager were going to Tippapuram village, under Pamed police station area, on a motorbike.
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Two Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, the police said.(Representative Image)
Two Maoists were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Sunday, the police said.(Representative Image)

Two Maoists killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh

By Press Trust of India | Raipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2019 12:01 PM IST
A few weapons were also recovered from the spot, he said, adding more details were awaited as the search operation was still underway in the area.
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Polling staff checking Electronic Voting Machines in Bengaluru.(HT file photo)
Polling staff checking Electronic Voting Machines in Bengaluru.(HT file photo)

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP has an edge over JD(S) in Karnataka’s Bijapur

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 02:00 PM IST
Voting for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka will be held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. The results will be declared on May 23.
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Around 80,000 state and paramilitary personnel were deployed in the Bastar region for peaceful polling in view of a boycott call by Maoists.(HT Photo)
Around 80,000 state and paramilitary personnel were deployed in the Bastar region for peaceful polling in view of a boycott call by Maoists.(HT Photo)

Maoist threat fails to throttle poll turnout

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna/Raipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2019 10:40 PM IST
HR Srinivasa, Bihar’s chief electoral officer (CEO), said altogether 36 people were arrested for disturbing the poll process. The police said they had to fire in the air to disperse a mob that tried to disrupt voting at Sisua in the Nawada Lok Sabha constituency.
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The attack on BJP MLA’s convoy took place between Kuakonta and Syamgiri in Dantewada. In the aftermath of the explosion, a crater could be seen in the ground.
The attack on BJP MLA’s convoy took place between Kuakonta and Syamgiri in Dantewada. In the aftermath of the explosion, a crater could be seen in the ground.

BJP legislator, 4 security personnel killed in Maoist attack in Dantewada

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 06:36 PM IST
Sources from the police said the carcade of Bheema Mandavi, the MLA of Dantewada constituency, was attacked with IEDs. An SUV was blown off by the Maoists in the attack.
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