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Kerala Timeline 2012



May 7-8

The joint team of Police and forest officials, which combed the Nilambur forest region in Malappuram following reports that the CPI-Maoist cadres were present in the State's forests, returned to its base without being able to confirm their presence in the region. The operation had started from Vazhikadavu and Karulai forest regions. A joint team of senior officials will comb the same region next week. In a similar exercise last May, Kerala Police, forest department officials and Tamil Nadu Police combed the forest regions of Nilambur and Gudallur. The findings of the Police team which investigated the case related to the arrest of two Maoist operatives from Nilambur in 2010, had underscored the fact that Maoists, who are planning to extend their activities to more parts south India including Kerala, are widely exploiting the poor living conditions of the tribals.

November 13

The Kerala State Government launched a counter-insurgency operation on a moderate scale in forest areas, especially in the northern parts of the State, in the wake of intelligence reports from the UMHA about possible activities of extremist organisations in areas close to tribal settlements.

December 29

Five persons were arrested on suspected CPI-Maoist links from a lodge in Mavelikara taluka in Alapuzzha District.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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