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Jharkhand Timeline 2013



January 1

The Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, said CPI-Maoist violence by and large has declined in Jharkhand.

January 3

The Central Government decided to induct 10,000 more Central Paramilitary Troops into counter-Naxal operations during the first quarter of this year (2013), with the aim of limiting LWE domination to the jungles of Bastar, Odisha and parts of Jharkhand.

Two men, who quit the ranks of the CPI-Maoist recently, were shot dead by the Maoists in Garhwa District of Jharkhand.

January 6 SFs arrested two Maoist sympathisers from Choi under Churchu Police Station of Hazaribagh District.
January 7

Initial reports suggested that seven CRPF troopers were killed and 12 critically injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoists at Karmatiya forests in Latehar District of Jharkhand. Two Maoists were also killed. Subsequently, the death toll rose to 16 in the incident.

A woman was leading the attack on SF personnel at Karmatiya forest in Latehar Distinct of Jharkhand that killed 11 CRPF troopers. Two Maoists were also killed in return fire and 16 SF personnel were injured.

Doctors conducting the autopsy of the CRPF troopers killed in the CPI-Maoist ambush in Latehar District of Jharkhand found a 2.75 kg unexploded IED stitched inside the abdomen of a trooper.

Maoists under Arvind, who is a member of the 'central military commission', had been experimenting with this new offensive for the past few days in Latehar jungles.

A Maoist was arrested from Sonpura village in Saranda forest area under Manoharpur Police Station in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

January 9 Police arrested Nanu Ram alias Prabhatji, 'secretary' of Koyal Sankh Zone of CPI-Maoist, along with a pistol and five rounds of ammunition, from Kanke Police Station area in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.
January 10

In the Latehar encounter of January 7, so far, bodies of nine CRPF troopers, one Jharkhand Jaguar, and four civilian have been recovered from the encounter site with one dead body of a villager being found. At least two Maoists are said to have been killed in the encounter though the bodies were not recovered.

Grenades and ammunition made in Pakistan were among the items recovered from the site of the Maoist encounter in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Maoists warned SFs against using innocent villagers as human shields and asked them to work for the civil society instead of being used by the State which is working for corporate houses, a press communique issued by the Maoists said.

January 11

CPI-Maoist has given a call for two-day bandh from January 13 in Palamau division, comprising three Districts (Palamau, Latehar and Garhwa) in protest against the arrest of two of their leading cadres.

Jharkhand Police arrested two alleged Maoists suspected to be involved in Latehar encounter.

Jharkhand DGP Gauri Shankar Rath said "They have (Maoists) outer support because the people are plotting against the country from outside of our boundaries have got links with these Maoists."

January 12

Police in Palamu District of Jharkhand successfully repulsed an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres on the Satbarwa Police Outpost.

New areas have been included under the ongoing anti-LWE operation "Anaconda II", to flush out Maoists from Jharkhand's West Singhbhum District, a senior police officer said.

January 20

At least, 11 CRPF troopers were injured, in a series of blasts triggered by the CPI-Maoist, in Bokaro District of Jharkhand.

January 21

A team from Padma Police Station in Hazaribag District of Jharkhand seized more than 2,000 detonators hidden in a two-wheeler near Alinagar College meant to be supplied to the Maoists.

January 25

Maoists set ablaze three road construction machines of a private construction company at Mahugao village in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand.

January 26

After a gap of about two decades, the Union Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh unfurled the national tri-colour on Republic Day at Saranda in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand, which was liberated from the Maoists in 2012.

Two suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist were killed in a blast while carrying explosives on a two-wheeler near Bhusuwa village at Ichak in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.

Bhandaria Police Station area in Garhwa District of Jharkhand celebrated the Republic Day of India (January 26) for the first time in 26 years.

Palamu Police forced five PLFI cadres to surrender at Guriyadamar village in Lesliganj Block of the District and recovered 10 country-made weapons from them.

January 28

CPI-Maoist cadres killed an alleged 'police informer' in a busy market area at Harladih, 30 kilometers from the District headquarters of Giridih in Jharkhand.

PLFI, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, imposed ban on use of music systems during marriage function to protect tribal culture and traditional instruments in Jharkhand.

January 30

Bokaro Police sent three persons to jail after they were arrested from Pachmo village near Jhumra hills for planting explosives which were triggered by the Maoists, on January 20, injuring 11 CRPF troopers.

January 31

Acting on a tip off, SFs seized 314 kilogram of explosives in Tamar Block of Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

An aide of Kundan Pahan, the South Chotanagpur 'zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist, was arrested from Silli-Rahe locality in Ranchi District.

Maoists destroyed road construction equipment at Chhatariyatar village in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand Prastuti Committee, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, alleged that at least 17 to 20 top Maoist leaders operating in West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha siphoned off a huge amount of party funds and spent it on their personal luxury.

February 1

SFs killed a CPI-Maoist cadre at Hurwa forest in Khunti District of Jharkhand and recovered the body with arms and ammunition.

February 2

Police recovered four can bombs containing about 15 kilograms of IED from a farm house of a local farmer in West Bokaro Police Station of Ramgarh District in Jharkhand.

From now on, road projects, a soft target of LWEs will be brought under the surveillance of CRPF in Saranda forest area of West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand.

February 4

Deo Kumar Singh alias Arvindji, the CPI-Maoist central committee member and mastermind of Latehar encounter of January 7 is being considered for a promotion to the politbureau in the Maoist outfit.

A Policeman was killed and four suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist were arrested after a Police team had a gunfight with the Maoists near Matrukha village in Jharkhand's Giridih District.

CPI-Maoist is trying to strengthen its frontal organizations - Krantikari Kisan Sangh (KKS) and Nari Mukti Sangathan (NMS) - and bring more people close to the Maoist ideology in Tamar and Bundu areas of Ranchi District.

Suspected cadres of CPI-Maoist killed a SPO, identified as Vinod Munda, at Siridih village in Rahe block of Ranchi District in Jharkhand.

February 5

SFs had an encounter with members of TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, after the extremists opened fire on the escort vehicle of Latehar SP Kranti Kant.

Palamu District Police are planning to further neutralize Maoist splinter groups operative in the District and Police are planning to seek co-operation from villagers to resist the four active outfits - TPC, PLFI, JPC and JJMP, said A T Mathew, SP Palamu.

CPI-Maoist has declared that it will continue with the tactic of planting bombs in the bodies of killed SF personnel like they did in Latehar in Jharkhand recently.

February 8

A hand written poster signed by Maoists was found in Pandu market area in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

February 9

Two Maoist supporters, postmaster Sukhram Gop of Kedeng village and Rajesh Sahu of Prem Nagar in Chainpur Police Station of Gumla District of Jharkhand, were forwarded to judicial custody.

February 10

Latehar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kuldeep Mahato, from Barwadih in Latehar District of Jharkhand.

February 12

Two tractors, a bike and a mixture machine were set ablaze by PLFI cadres at Pathakpagar under Tarhassi Police Station in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

Bokaro District Police of Jharkhand have formed a Special Action Team to counter the Maoist attacks.

February 14

Police recovered cache of explosives from a CPI-Maoist hideout, around Heso Forest area, in Ranchi District of Jharkhand.

Police arrested a Maoist cadre following a raid at Lodhi village under Gomia block of Bokaro District.

A 'zonal commander' of CPI-Maoist, Raviji alias BKG, was arrested at Kothonda village in Palamu District of Jharkhand.

CPI-Maoist leader Arvindji, who had got IED planted in the abdomen of CRPF personnel in Latehar encounter, is cornered in the jungles of Jharkhand's Gumla District, along with 150 Maoists.

February 15

Three PLFI cadres were killed by a mob of 100 villagers near Darntoli-Sanwariya villages in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

A CPI-Maoist 'zonal commander' of Santhal Parganas, including his wife Panmuni Murmu and Panchanan Mandal were arrested at Kathijoria village under Muffasil PS in Dumka District of Jharkhand. After his arrest, Rai guided the Police to neighbouring Jamtara District where three other Maoists were arrested.

February 18

Ten LWEs surrendered before the Jharkhand Police in the presence of Zonal IG and other senior officers of the State in Khunti District.

Extremists raided a camp of Siddharth Construction Company, engaged in building a road bridge on the Konar river on NH-33 in Morangi, Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand and assaulted workers before forcing them to halt work.

February 21

Jharkhand Police is planning significant changes in the way anti-CPI-Maoist operations are carried out across the State.

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Digha in West Singhbhum District.

An encounter took place between SFs and Maoists under Herhanj Police Station area at Chuku of Lohardaga District.

February 22

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a newly constructed health sub-centre building in Serendag village under Herhanj Police Station in Latehar District.

Thirteen suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested along with arms and ammunition and two hand grenades from Sehna Block of Lohardaga District.

The District Judge II Court of Bokaro sentenced four Maoists, who were under trial since 2008, to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

February 23

Ranchi District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Shivnath Munda, who is wanted in at least six cases of arson, loot and extortion.

February 25

Two tribal students were killed by PLFI cadres, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, at Koda-Pahan Toli under Sisai PS limits in Gumla District.

February 26

A team of East Singhbhum and West Bengal Police launched a massive combing operation in Patamda-Ghatshila (East Singhbhum District) area along the West Bengal border to flush out the CPI-Maoist cadres feared to have come from the neighbouring State.

February 27

A powerful landmine planted on a State Highway was recovered and defused in West Singhbhum District on a tip off by an arrested CPI-Maoist cadre.

February 28

West Singhbhum District Police arrested four CPI-Maoist cadres, including a self-styled Chairman of Krantikari Kisan Committee, a frontal organisation of the CPI-Maoist from Chiria in Manoharpur.

State Police sought the introduction of a 'new policy' relating to surrendered Maoists and rebels of other splinter groups as the current policy has failed to address certain vital issues.

March 2

SFs arrested four PLFI cadres, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, from Ichak in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand.

CPI-Maoist cadres beheaded a quack at Hudagada village in Seraikela-Kharswan District.

Two hardcore CPI-Maoists cadres, identified as Umesh Singh and Sriram Thakur, were arrested and arms and explosives meant for ambushing a police team recovered from them in Rohtas District.

March 3

Jharkhand Police arrested a hardcore Maoist from Kendwahi village of Latehar District.

There was no untoward incident reported during the day-long bandh (shut down) in Jharkhand called by PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist.

March 4

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested in Chaibasa of West Singhbhum District.

Fear still looms large at Sanwariya village in Gumla District where PLFI operatives threatened villagers with dire consequences after the residents lynched three of their cadres on February 13.

March 7

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the house of a top leader of a rival outfit, PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, at Talkasmar village in Palamau District.

March 9

The Maoist cadres set on fire the house of a PLFI 'area commander' Rahul Yadav in Manika in Latehar District.

March 8

A group of PLFI cadres killed a former member of the outfit on NH-75 in Chanho block of Ranchi District.

March 12

Police arrested a tailor, identified as Jalil Ansari, from Dole village under Chinia Police Station area in Garhwa District for stitching the uniforms of CPI-Maoist cadres and supplying it to them.

A group of 20-odd CPI-Maoist cadres razed the boundary wall of a school in Latehar District when the students were attending their last period, apparently fearing that the building might be later used as a security camp.

PLFI strongholds like Khunti, Gumla, Latehar and Simdega Districts remained completely affected due to an indefinite bandh called by the PLFI cadres against the arrest of one its cadres, Dinesh Patel.

March 13

A STF trooper was killed and two other troopers were injured when CPI-Maoist cadres attacked them near Luru village of Gumla District.. A Maoist was also killed in the incident.

Police arrested six CPI-Maoist cadres, including a senior woman cadre, from Hazaribagh and Latehar Districts.

CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed six villagers in a kangaroo court at Manmaru village in Saranda forest area in West Singhbhum District.

March 14

Police came under fire at Manmaru village of Bandgaon block of West Singhbhum District, when they came to recover the six dead bodies and in the ensuing encounter four Maoists were injured.

Jharkhand Police conducted a survey regarding the number of active Maoists and criminals operating in the State, on the direction of the Central Government.

March 15

On the second day of Police operation to recover dead bodies of the villagers, security personnel spent much of the day fighting with Prasad Guru squad of the Maoists at Kudabeda village in Sonuwa area of the district. An injured Maoist, identified as Dhanai, succumbed to injuries on way to the CRPF Lodhai camp.

Police team sent to recover the body of slain STF trooper, Manoj Bakhla, who was killed in the March 13 Gumla encounter, are yet to succeed.

March 16

A joint team of CRPF and Giridih Police arrested a top CPI-Maoist cadre, Chudka Manjhi alias Sheetal Manjhi, when his vehicle was stopped by Police at Pirtand.

After four days of struggle, SFs succeeded in recovering the bodies of six villagers, who were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at a jan adalat in Manmaru village, under Tebo Police Station of West Singhbhum District.

Bokaro District Police recovered 97 detonators which were being carried illegally along with other explosives in a van from Ranchi to Pakur.

March 19

SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre and recovered 24 LPG cylinders, 18 pressure cookers and at least six kilogram of explosives from the jungles of Latehar District.

Jharkhand Government changed a number of building plans, involving construction of double and multi-storey buildings, as Maoists, in the last few months, have targeted such buildings.

Jharkhand DGP, Rajeev Kumar, along with other senior officers of Police and the CRPF celebrated their supremacy in the Maoist-affected Jhumra area by having sweets.

At a time when the government is claiming to bring about development in Gomia block, Bokaro District, especially in its Maoist-prone Jhumra hill and its surroundings, residents are wary about the completion of the projects owing to shortage of officials in key posts.

March 21

A self-styled 'area commander', Rajesh Tiger of PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist was killed in an encounter in Tatitoli locality of Gumla District.

More than 50 CPI-Maoist cadres demolished the house of one of their former 'sub-zonal commanders' Phulchand alias Praveel Manjhi at Jamnia village of Pek Panchayat in Bokaro District, branding him "corrupt and traitor".

Maoists set ablaze a bus after evicting passengers at Parsoum between Panki and Balumath in Palamu District.

March 22

Union Home Secretary, R K Singh, DG, CRPF, Pranay Sahay and a host of other officials visited Chak post in Manatu block in Palamu District.

The Central Government is likely to set up a regional office of NIA in Jharkhand in the wake of growing terror activities in the State and frequent recovery of foreign-made weapons from the Maoist bastions.

March 23

PLFI cadres killed a criminal of Paharichita alias Patrick Toppo gang near a petrol pump at Nagfeni village on the national Highway-23 under Sisai Police Station of Gumla District.

March 24

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by Jharkhand Police in Bundu town in Ranchi District for allegedly burning a truck.

A former cadre of CPI-Maoist, identified as Naman Kandulna, was killed by his mates in Goeilkera area of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand.

March 25

Police intensified operations against PLFI, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, in their forest hideouts in Gumla District of Jharkhand.

March 27-28

Ten cadres of CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter with TPC, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, near Lakramanda village of Chatra District in Jharkhand.

March 29

A CPI-Maoist cadre involved in the attack on Jharkhand's former Speaker Inder Singh Namdhari was arrested from Gondgada village under Ranka Police Station limits of Garwah District, Jharkhand.

April 1

A PLFI cadre was arrested by Police from Asro village under Sisai Police Station area in Gumla District.

Three persons were arrested from Chotki Sidhwara under Gomia Police Station during anti-Maoist operation in the forests located in the foothills of Jhumra in Bokaro District.

TPC is holding about 25 Maoist cadres captive after the earlier reported gun battle (on March 27-28, 2013) with Maoists in Chatra District where at least 10 Maoists were killed.

Jharkhand Home Department has formed a dedicated force to protect vital industries threatened by Maoist insurgency.

Eleven Maoists were freed by TPC following the freedom to five Maoists on March 31.

Around 2,000 personnel of SSB have now been deployed by the Centre for anti-Maoist operations in Jharkhand.

April 2

Police arrested a Maoist cadre hailing from Gaurgada village in Ranka Police Station area in Garhwa District, from his house.

Bokaro Police arrested a Maoist and recovered explosives from him on Budgadda-Pek road of Upperghat area in Nawadih.

TPC released 23 of the 25 Maoist cadres who were taken hostage after the encounter in Chatra District on March 27-28. A Police officer said that the TPC had not released two Maoists as their family members could not reach the place.

April 3

SFs arrested two Maoists, identified as Binu Munda and Ramchandra Munda, from Garuapiri forests in West Singhbhum District.

A two-storey building used as a panchayat office was blown up by Maoist cadres at Seeram village in Lohardagga District.

April 4

Five personnel of Jharkhand Armed Police were killed when Maoist cadres opened fire at a village market in Chainpur in Gumla District.

April 6

Maoists blew up railway tracks in Latehar District, about 100km from Ranchi, at around 10.30 pm, about half-an-hour before the scheduled passage of the Rajdhani Express from the Barwadih railway station.

In Chainpur, Gumla District, Maoists opened fire on the Chainpur Police Station but no one was injured.

In Harihargunj in Palamu District, 80 km from the district headquarters, an IED was triggered at the block development office building.

April 10

Central Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, suffered huge losses due to bandhs called by CPI-Maoist and other LWE groups in Jharkhand in the 2012-13 fiscal that ended on March 31.

A former CPI-Maoist Sub-zonal commander, Sohan Bhuiyan, has gone missing from the premises of the Hazaribag District and Sessions Court.

April 21

CPI-Maoist cadres triggered four can bombs targetting a community centre at Nawa Toli in Pesrar block of Lohardaga District.

Jharkhand DGP blamed the presence of a number of splinter groups for the increasing number of incidents of Naxal violence in the first quarter of 2013.

April 23

The Ranchi District Police arrested a 'zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist Nirmal Horo alias Nirdesh Horo alias Ignesh Horo from Bariyatu locality in the city along with one of his aides, Sanjay Hooter.

April 27

PLFI cadres killed a journalist in Khunti District of Jharkhand.

April 29

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in a gun battle with SFs in Latehar District.

May 5

CPI-Maoist cadres' bid to blow up a Police patrolling party in Chatra District was foiled as SFs recovered five powerful IEDs planted beneath a road.

May 7

A 21-year-old CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Goodar Bhuiyan alias Mahender, undergoing treatment at an abandoned house near Pandra in Ranchi District, Jharkhand was arrested by Palamu District Police.

May 8

Suspected cadres of PLFI shot dead two persons at Bartoli under Kamdara Police Station of Gumla District of Jharkhand.

The Director General of Police in Jharkhand has vowed to visit the Maoist-affected areas frequently in the State, where the Maoists have killed over 400 SFs in the past 12 years.

May 10

Gumla District Police arrested five PLFI sympathizers from Basia Police Station area of the District.

May 12

A cadre and a sympathizer of the PLFI, including self-styled area commander Sunil Topno, were arrested from Torpo in Khunti District.

May 13

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and two SFs were injured in an encounter under Kuchai Police Station limits in Saraikela Kharsawa District.

A Maoist leader, suspected to have played an important role in Latehar encounter in January 2013, and his female friend were arrested in Ranchi District.

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed and one trooper got injured in an encounter between the Maoists and SFs in the forest of Seraikela-Kharswan District.

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Nelson Cherba, wanted in at least seven cases of violence from Posaita forests under Manoharpur Police Station of West Singhbhum District.

May 16

A TPC cadre, identified as Ashish Sao, was arrested, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Ranchi District since May 15.

SFs recovered around 1500 detonators from a house in Koderma District.

May 20

PLFI cadres hit nearly six persons with batons during a marriage ceremony in Gumla District after which a woman succumbed to her injuries.

May 22

A PLFI cadre who was allegedly involved in the killing of a journalist was killed during an encounter with Police in Khunti District.

May 23

JPC, a splinter group of CPI-Maoist, arranged a marriage of a young couple in a janadalat held in the dense forest at Adra in Katkumdag block of Hazaribag District, after the girl's parents 'complained' to the outfit that the boy had ditched the girl after having an affair.

May 24

A CPI-Maoist cadre, carrying INR 300,000 on his head, was arrested on the borders of Chatra and Palamu Districts.

A 'sub-zonal area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Shatrughan Ram, was arrested from Lakhanpur village in Jehanabad District.

May 25

Five CPI-Maoist sympathizers, including Dilip Murmu, a resident of Belpahari Police Station in adjoining West Bengal, were arrested from Chakulia Police Station under Ghatsila Sub-division of East Singhbhum District.

May 27

Two persons, Bhusan Singh and Tibu Singh, were killed by PLFI cadres after branding one of them as a Police informer at Tirla village under Karra Police Station in Khunti District.

May 28

The Jharkhand Police arrested a 'central military commission' member of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Anoop, alias Anuj Thakur (30), from Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. He was with her girlfriend at a hotel near Muzaffarpur railway station when Jharkhand Police caught him. His girlfriend, however, could not be arrested.

May 31

PLFI 'zonal commander' Sanjay Tiger alias Yuddhveer and 'area commander' Ashol Gope, were arrested from Banai forest under Basia Police Station in Gumla District. One countrymade pistol, cash of INR 80,000, five mobile sets and some bullets, were also recovered from their possession.

June 3

A key environment ministry panel has been proactive in recommending that mining be allowed in the CPI-Maoist-affected Saranda forests located in West Singbhum District.

Addressing a meeting of tribals organized by the Pradesh Congress Committee, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh squarely blamed the State Government and Police for their inability to control the Maoist violence.

June 4

Three CPI-Maoist sympathisers were arrested from Chakradharpur bus stand, about 25 km from West Singhbhum District headquarters town of Chaibasa.

K. Vijay Kumar, advisor to Governor Syed Ahmed, told reporters that a special plan is underway to root out Naxalism from the State.

June 5

Jharkhand Government has asked the Road Transport and Highways Ministry to allow splitting of project in the worst Naxal-hit Districts to get takers for building roads.

June 7

Security Forces arrested a former 'area commander 'of CPI-Maoist, Dukhi Saw alias Zakir, in Panki bazar area of Palamau District.

June 8

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Lalan Singh, was arrested from Khalari in Ranchi District.

June 9

Adviser to State Governor, K Vijay Kumar, said that the process is on to solve issues plaguing the backward areas in three Maoist-affected Districts under Jhumra Development Plan.

State tourism secretary Sajal Chakraborty had recently contacted Left Wing Extremist outfits in the State through mediators on reviving tourism in the State.

In the aftermath of the May 25, 2013 attack in Chhattisgarh, Police in Jharkhand have organized a firing practice session for leaders and businessmen who have licensed weapons.

June 10

The seizure of 74 quintals of ammonium nitrate on June 9 from a truck in Jamui District led the Police to believe the consignment was on its way to the CPI-Maoist operating in the region.

The officials of Palamau Division were asked to update land records within two months to minimise land disputes.

June 12

An hour-long gunfight took place between SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres in Latehar District, but no one was injured though train services were disrupted between Barkakana (Ramgarh District) and Latehar Railway Station.

June 13

Hazaribagh Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Rajendra Kumar alias Rajjo, from Jhumra Bazar. Before joining the CPI-Maoist, Rajendra was an active member of JPC.

Jharkhand Police sounded alert in Giridih and Dhanbad Districts of the State in the wake of the CPI-Maoist attack on a train in Jamui District of Bihar.

782 mobile phone towers will be set up across Jharkhand after the Union Cabinet gave its approval, on June 4, for 2,199 locations across nine States affected by LWE.

To assist the para-military forces in their relentless drive against the Maoists in deep forests, Jharkhand Police have set up Small Action Teams (SAT) as back up support and for carrying out operations independently. DGP Rajeev Kumar said that a separate action plan against splinter groups like PLFI and TPC has borne results with more than 30 PLFI leaders and cadres being arrested, besides the arrest of 40 other leaders and activists of other outfits.

Stating that there was a slight drop in LWE incidents in the first five months compared to the corresponding period in the last two years, the DGP said a total of 181 LWE incidents were reported till May 31 this year as against 197 last year and 202 in 2011. The Maoists committed 52 per cent of violence out of 181 incidents while PLFI and another group committed 29 per cent and 15 per cent violence respectively. However, encounters in the state increased in the first five months of the year recording 31 as against 22 last year and 27 in 2011 in the corresponding period. The police were successful in nabbing 294 extremists of different groups this year, an increase compared to 2012 (211) and 2011 (160), the DGP said.

Of the total arrested Maoists, 17 belong to their top leadership ranks, 'area commander' and above. Police claim to have killed 22 Maoists between Jan 1 to May 31, but the bodies of only 10 Maoists have been recovered. Police have also recovered 51 IEDs, 2,575 detonators, about 2,646 kg of explosives and INR 1,63,000 in cash collected as levy by the Maoists.

June 14

Police recovered around 590 detonators, 199 gelatine sticks along with fuse wires from the house of Md. Mantag at Kurpa village under Narayan Police Station in Jamtara District.

A special monitoring cell with the Jharkhand Special Branch is monitoring the movement of important leaders in Maoist-dominated areas in the wake of the May 25 Maoist attack on Chhattisgarh Congress leaders.

In the wake of the train attack in Bihar on June 13, a joint anti-Maoist operation of Jharkhand and Bihar Police was started in the border areas of Jamui, Nawada and Deoghar Districts. According to Police officials, Maoists from Jharkhand were involved in the train attack.

June 15

Six PLFI cadres, including a top leader, were arrested from different parts of Jharkhand. Tulsi Pahan, 'zonal commander' of the PLFI, was arrested with three cadres in Ramgarh District while three others were arrested in Ranchi.

June 17

A former 'area commander' of CPI-Maoist, identified as Harendraji alias Lathuji, was arrested from his house located at Tehri village in Bhandaria area of Garhwa District in a joint raid conducted by Police and CRPF.

The Central Government will roll out a livelihood-security programme in 12 of worst Naxal affected Districts from July 1, 2013. Named as Governance and Accelerated Livelihood Security, the UNDP-assisted plan will be implemented in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum, Latehar, Palamu, Gumla Districts, Chhattisgarh's Sukma, Bijapur, Balrampur, Narayanpur Districts, and Malkangiri, Koraput, Kalahandi, and Nuapada Districts of Odisha.

Four motorcycle borne unidentified assailants shot dead a junior engineer, identified as Manish Kumar, at Tokisud on the Barkakan-Daltonganj rail route in Ramgarh District.

June 18

Security Forces demolished a transit camp of CPI-Maoist and found explosives and ammunition following an hour long gun battle in the hills of Mahespur village under Gurabanda Police Station area in East Singhbhum District.

Two TPC cadres were killed in a gun battle with Police at Banabira village in Simdega District.

June 19 Four persons including a woman and her daughter were injured when PLFI cadres, a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist, opened fire at a traditional tribal fair at Katua village under Bandgaon Police Station of West Singhbhum District.
June 22

A CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Umesh Yadav alias Gorka, who has 26 cases pending against him and has been searched by the Police of four Districts since 2007, was arrested by a joint team of Police and CRPF, from Thekhi village of Palamu District. Umesh's aide Nawal was also arrested.

Security Forces thwarted a major attack by recovering 44 IEDs planted in a series using special kind of wires (codex) on a muddy stretch of 150 metre between Purnapani and Hurdag in the Jhumra foothill in Bokaro District.

June 23

The in-charge of a PDS outlet, identified as Jumrat Ansari, has been killed by a group of more than 200 CPI-Maoist cadres in Gumla District.

June 24

Around 150 hardcore Maoists of Jharkhand have sneaked into this area of East Champaran, Sheohar and Muzaffarpur Districts and their resurgence has rung alarm bells.

June 25

CPI-Maoist cadres have fired upon CAPFs engaged in anti-naxal operations near Kumandih village of Latehar District.

June 26

Police recovered three landmines in Chatra District. Police said they recovered a landmine weighing 40 kilograms and two more each weighing five kilograms at Jamua village of Chatra District.

Maoists set ablaze an earthmover and three tractors of a private company constructing a road in Jamtara District.

SFs engaged in anti-Maoist operations at Saranda forest in West Singhbhum District busted an illegal explosives manufacturing factory allegedly run by Maoists.

June 27

Eight CPI-Maoist cadres were shot dead by SFs in an encounter in the forests of Latehar District.

June 28

SFs, engaged in anti-CPI-Maoist operations in Latehar District, faced a tough time moving further into the dense forests as the entire terrain was strewn with landmines and in the last 48 hours, the Maoists had triggered more than 100 explosions.

July 1

A suspected member of Jharkhand-based criminal outfit Pahadi Cheetah, identified as Pankaj Singh (30), was killed by PLFI cadres in Simdega District of the State.

July 2

Pakur District SP Amarjit Balihar (45) and four other Policemen were killed in an ambush by CPI-Maoist cadres in Kathikund forest area of Dumka District of Jharkhand. Balihar was returning from a meeting with DIG Priya Dubey in Dumka when his vehicle was attacked by Maoists between 2.30 and 3pm.

The death toll in the Pakur attack case has raised to six with the fifth Policeman, driver of the SP, succumbing to his injuries. Earlier, it was reported that the SP and four other Policemen were killed in the attack.

July 3

SFs carried out massive combing operations in the forests of Dumka and Pakur Districts of Jharkhand, but made no headway in tracking them down. Anand Shankar, the adviser to Jharkhand Governor said "The security-men have launched an operation to take strong action against the extremists."

The Maoists and the Policemen were engaged in an hour-long encounter in a forest area between Kumandi and Raja Pahar in Manika Police Station area of Latehar District of Jharkhand.

July 4

Jharkhand Police continued search operations in Dumka and Pakur Districts along the State's border with West Bengal in the wake of the CPI-Maoist attack on Police vehicles on July 2 that killed six Policemen, including SP Amarjeet Balihar.

In Latehar District of Jharkhand over 1,200 Policemen and CAPFs were deployed to surround areas of Kumandih forest in Manika block, where over 200 cadres of CPI-Maoists are believed to have come together for a meeting.

The DGP said the SFs will fight the Maoists to the finish in Kumandih jungle, spreading over 50-60 square kilometres.

A JPC cadre, identified as Chhapan Bhuiyan alias Sikandar, was shot at during an encounter between Palamu Police and JPC when a contingent of 30-35 cadres of the outfit was its on way to Gurturi via the river Amanat in Palamu District.

July 6

Maoists vandalized a construction site in Dumri forests in Hazaribagh District, setting ablaze a JCB machine and other equipment.

July 8

Nearly a week after CPI-Maoist cadres killed Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and five Policemen, Jharkhand Police claimed to have made the first arrest in the case.

A 'sub-zonal commander' of PLFI, a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, was arrested from Jorag village in Gumla town Police Station area.

July 9

Pakur District Police arrested another CPI-Maoist cadre, identified Vakil Hembram, of Charkadanga, in connection with the ambush of Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar and his team in Kathikund area of Dumka District.

Jharkhand Police zeroed in on the Maoist 'commander' who led the Maoists in killing Amarjit Balihar.

CPI-Maoist cadres have attacked a road project in Jhumra area of Bokaro District.

A former land mine laying expert of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Girender Singh alias Green alias Veyas alias Hariveyas alias Balram (50), was arrested by Palamu District Police.

July 10

SFs recovered a powerful can bomb, weighing 30 kilograms, from Saranda forest area in West Singhbhum District.

The CPI-Maoist hotbed Rajwar hills in Kumandi forests, around 50 kilometres from Latehar District headquarters, was freed from over 30 years of Naxal dominance, in an intense 14-day-long operation that ended on July 10. DGP Rajiv Kumar, who led the operation, said many rebel training camps and hideouts were destroyed and a huge cache of ammunition was recovered.

July 11

Arjun Singh alias Babua Singh, a CPI-Maoist 'area commander', carrying a reward of INR 200,000 for his capture, was arrested at Burhmu in Ranchi District.

Acting on a tip-off, Jharkhand Police recovered 20 bags of Ammonium Nitrate in Koderma District.

Suspected cadres of PLFI, a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, shot dead a BJP leader, identified as Dil Bandhu Das, at Bhandartoli in Simdega District when he refused to pay levy to them.

July 14

A 50-year-old woman was injured when an IED planted by CPI-Maoist to target the Police exploded at a hill-top in Latehar District. The incident occurred when the woman went atop the hill at Kumandih to collect minor forest produce injuring her right leg.

July 17

A PLFI cadre identified as Baignath Singh sustained injuries in an encounter with the Police at Kasmar village under Panki Police Station area of Palamu District.

July 18

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ishaque Kandulna, was arrested by Jharkhand Police and CRPF personnel from Goelkera area in West Singhbhum District.

A local court in Hazaribag District sentenced two Maoists to death and two others to life imprisonment for killing 14 people on April 14, 2001, in the District.

July 19

Inaugurating a village road and a culvert near Saranda forests under Jaraikela Police Station of West Singhbhum District, the Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh dismissed the threat of Naxalism and said he would continue to make field visits in pursuit of the ongoing developmental works at different places.

July 23

Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested Somra Hansda, a CPI-Maoist 'commander' and the mastermind of the 2011 Seraikela divisional jail break incident, from Hosakocha village under Chowka Police Station area of Seraikela-Kharswan District.

Six cadres of PLFI were killed in a factional clash with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Namsilli village of Khunti District. Around 30 to 40 CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded the PLFI cadres and opened fired indiscriminately, killing six of them.

A 'commander' of the CPI-Maoist, Somra Hansda, who masterminded the 2011 Seraikela divisional prison break, was sent to the same jail on July 24 following interrogation by the Intelligence Bureau and Crime Branch personnel.

July 24

Two CPI-Maoist cadres were reportedly killed by the cadres of PLFI in Khunti District. Around 20 armed PLFI cadres dragged the duo from Ramandag village into the forests at around 10 pm and shot them dead.

July 27

PLFI cadres adduced three officials of SBI and a driver of their vehicle. Pramod Kumar, manager, Panki branch of the SBI, and two others - Anoop K Lal, field officer and A Kerketta, accountant were abducted at gunpoint when they were returning to Ranchi from Taal Ghatee in Palamu District.

Gumla District Police arrested five PLFI cadres, including a 'sub-zonal commander', from two separate places under the jurisdiction of Sisai Police Station area and recovered arms and mobile phones from them.

July 28

A PLFI cadre, identified as Anil Hassapurthy alias Sanjay, who sustained bullet injuries during a clash with the CPI-Maoist a few days ago in Khunti, surrendered before Ranchi SSP, Saket Kumar Singh.

One of the two PLFI cadres, identified as Anil Purti (25), who escaped the July 23 attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Murhu block of Khunti District that left six of them dead, surrendered at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences.

Two villagers were assaulted and later beheaded by PLFI cadres in Khunti District. The PLFI cadres suspected that the villagers, working as para teachers, were associated with the CPI-Maoist.

Gumla District Police arrested five PLFI cadres including a 'sub-zonal commander', Bhaiyaram Oraon, from two places under Sisai Police Station limits.

July 29

The NIA has concluded that an M16 assault rifle recovered in Jharkhand in 2012 is genuine. The rifle was seized from suspected CPI-Maoist courier Anil Kumar Yadav and arms supplier Prafulla Kumar Malakar, both residents of Bihar, in Hazaribagh District on August 29, 2012.

PLFI cadres shot dead, Jitendra Kumar alias Bihari, a staff of a construction company, in front of Karra Police Station in Khunti District. Police said Jitendra Kumar was working for a criminal gang.

A PLFI cadre, was killed and two others sustained injuries in an encounter between the Police and the PLFI at Tupudana in Ranchi District. Police later arrested the two injured cadres. Police recovered several empty cartridges and three pistols from the incident site.

July 30

Four disgruntled PLFI cadres operating under a new banner called 'Indian Tiger Army' were arrested under Senha block forests in Lohardaga District. PLFI's self-styled 'sub-zonal commander' Dilip Yadav alias Virat Gop, Ramesh Oraon, Veer Bhagwan and Bhadu Oraon were taken into custody after Police received a tip off about their presence in the forest area.

July 31

The two officials of SBI, who were abducted by PLFI cadres at Palamu District, were freed from the clutches of their abductors by Police and two more PLFI activists were arrested.

August 1

Two CPI-Maoist cadres have been by killed in a factional clash with TPC in Pratappur forest of Chatra District. A poster found along the dead bodies warned the CPI-Maoist cadres of more such attacks in the future.

Police have found the body of another CPI-Maoist cadre from Aana village under Chandwa locality in Latehar District.

Latehar District SP said an encounter took place between the cadres of TPC and Sangharsh Jan Mukti Morcha, another splinter CPI-Maoist outfit, for supremacy in the region.

August 3

An unidentified miscreant, claiming to be a Maoist 'commander' allegedly demanded INR 2.5 million from Vishal Raj, a senior manager of BSL, and threatened to harm his child if he did not pay up. Raj said that he received the first extortion call on August 3 and then received some text messages from the same person before getting another call on August 6.

August 4

LWEs belonging to the Krantikari Kisan Committee (KKC), prohibited the residents of Jurmana village under Barai panchayat (village level local self-Government institution) of Nawadih Block in the Bokaro District from cultivating paddy in 36.82 acres of farmland by hoisting red flags and putting up posters in the area owing to a dispute over the terrain.

CRPF troopers and West Singhbhum District Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres during a combing operation from Saranda forest in West Singhbhum District.

August 5

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, who used to supply logistics to their armed squads, were arrested from Nichetola area of Ranchi District.

A case has been registered against the owner of a firm, Ores India, and two of its employees after Police arrested three Maoists and seized INR 2.8 million collected as levy by the Maoists from the firm in West Singhbhum District.

August 6

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Badru Singh Sardar, was arrested and a cheque of INR 1.58 lakh was recovered from him at Chowka under Chowka Police Station limits in Saraikela-Kharswan District.

August 7

Jharkhand Police identified 264 PLFI cadres through a survey conducted by its intelligence officers as part of its 'PLFI Action Plan'. This is first time that such an identification programme has been conducted in the State.

August 8

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a 29-year-old man, identified as Ashish Tuddu alias Phulchand, alleging him of being Police informer. His body was found at Degagada under Nawadih Police Station limits of Bermo Division in the Bokaro District.

Police seized large amount of explosives including 1500 detonator pieces, 200 pieces of power gel and five kilograms of ammonium nitrate and arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre in Koderma District.

August 10

An 'area commander' of PLFI, identified as 'Kali Charan Naik, was arrested along with a rifle, one 9mm pistol and other materials at Bakulda in Khunti District.

August 12

Naxals have damaged the boundary wall of a Government school in Gomia block of Bokaro District.

August 15

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren said that his government is ready to hold talks with the CPI-Maoist if they gave up violence. He said, "We are ready for talks with Maoists but they (Maoists) have to first stop violence."

August 16

The CRPF and District Police personnel dug-out a high power liquid gelatin weighing 180 kilogram and a 1,950 meters long codex wire during a combing operation at Ganjara village of West Singhbhum District.

August 19

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd, which is building two electricity plants in Jharkhand at a cost of USD 2 billion, halted all work following death threats from CPI-Maoist cadres against developing an adjoining coal mine.

Jharkhand Police may soon set up an anti-Naxalite cell to address the issue on the lines of the Central Government's Naxal Management Division that works under the supervision of the UMHA. Jharkhand DGP Rajiv Kumar said, "We have already drafted a proposal for the creation of an anti-Naxalite cell."

August 20

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a village head, identified as Kapishwar Sahu, of Sahpur Panchayat in the Hazaribagh District. He was abducted on August 19 by 10 to 15 Maoists from his house at Masurtoli village of Hazaribagh District.

August 29

A Police team intercepted two bikes and seized 125 detonators and 150 pieces of gelatine sticks in Giridih District. The two bike-borne men were arrested.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe regarding procurement of night vision goggles on forged end user certificates of Jharkhand government concluded that the night vision goggles were meant for the Bihar Police and not for Maoists. Now the NIA is looking into the tender issued by the Bihar Police for procurement of night vision devices to see what forced the Indian company to forge the end-user certificate.

August 30

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sanatan Baski, from Rola village of Pakur District. He was allegedly involved in the killing of Pakur Superintendent of Police (SP) Amarjit Balihar on July 2.

August 31

Police recovered an illegal mini-gun factory and recovered 51 guns from the forests of Deoghar District. The guns were in the process of being assembled at the factory in Kishanpur locality under Margomunda Police Station when Police raided the spot.

September 2

Jharkhand is set to erect camps for CAPFs in 10 CPI-Maoist strongholds by the end of September, 2013. Five battalions of CAPFs - three CRPF and two SSB - who have recently completed their jungle warfare training in Jharkhand, are ready to spread out into the forests.

September 3

A CRPF trooper was killed in an encounter with CPI-Maoists in Tebo Valley in West Singhbhum District. Santosh Kumar Singh of 209 of CoBRA suffered splinter injuries on his chest and was airlifted to Ranchi where he died.

September 4

SFs engaged in anti-insurgency operation in the remote hilly terrain of Porahat forest in West Singhbhum District recovered eight powerful landmines and defused them. The bombs were allegedly laid by CPI-Maoist cadres to blow up SFs engaged in combing operations in the area.

September 4

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and killed a "police informer" in Bishunpur Police Station area in Gumla District.

Three extremists of the TPC were arrested and arms and ammunition, uniform, extremist literature and cellphones were seized from Sehal Bartoli village under Ghaghra Police Station in Gumla District.

September 7

Jharkhand State Police is set to modify its existing LWE-surrender Policy to prompt more Naxals to lay down arms and join the mainstream. The State Chief Secretary along with senior police officers will review the existing policy on October 11. The State Police have uploaded crucial information about the whereabouts of CPI-Maoist cadres and their supporters in its digital database under advanced protection. The system says that on an average 6000 LWEs operate in the State with about 10,000 sympathizers to back them.

September 8

Suspected Naxalites have forcibly stopped the supply of bauxite from Latehar District to Hindalco Industries' in Renukut of Sonbhadra District plant in Uttar Pradesh, considered one of the biggest aluminium factories in Asia.

September 9

Acting on a tip off, Jharkhand Police recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition belonging to PLFI in Torpa area of Khunti District.

SFs arrested a suspected Naxal along with explosives from Chhotanagra Police Station area of West Singhbhum District.

September 14

A Zonal Committee member of CPI-Maoist, identified as Ram Chandar Mahto, was arrested by CRPF and Gomia Police personnel from Dumari-Bihar railway station in Gomoh-Barkakana route in Bokaro District.

September 16

SFs exchanged fire with CPI-Maoist cadres at Mangramathan jungle, 15 kilometres off the nearest Police Station of Harihurganj in Palamu District.

Two days after Jharkhand Police said they had recovered pamphlets that allegedly dwelt on a plan by CPI-Maoist to abduct Latehar District Collector Aradhana Patnaik, the Maoists, in an audio-statement rubbished what they said was a "police conspiracy".

LWEs in Jharkhand are using proxies to file RTI applications to gather details about government projects in order to target businessmen and contractors for extortion. Police have recovered RTI documents from a training camp of PLFI in Torpa forests which have details of 30-odd Government projects under Khunti District Rural Development Agency, with names of contractors and estimated costs.

September 17

A 10-year-old boy, identified as Pardeshi Lohra, who was kidnapped by CPI-Maoist cadres to teach him how to assemble and plant bombs died in an explosion during one such training session in Latehar District.

September 20

Jharkhand Police said it is concerned over CPI-Maoist acquiring the capacity to use chemical weapons.

Jharkhand Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition including rifles, bullets and other belongings of the CPI-Maoist from Simdega District.

September 21

CPI-Maoist' Koel Sankh Zone has declared three former cadres of the party who have joined the political mainstream as 'traitors' and warned of trial by a jan adalat (kangaroo court) if anyone supports their candidature in the upcoming Assembly or Lok Sabha elections.

The Hussainabad Police of Palamu District seized a couple of posters, purportedly put up by CPI-Maoist, threatening the former DGP Vishnu Dayal Ram. Ram has joined the BJP and is on a people contact mission in Palamu and Garhwa Districts of the State.

September 24

Two CPI-Maoist sympathizers, identified as Nanhu Yadav and Gopal Yadav, were arrested from Parsukhand village in Garhwa District. They were allegedly providing information to Maoists and supplying food to them.

September 27

A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Sohan Korwa alias Upendarji alias Manasji and his wife Meena Korwa, was arrested by Bhandaria Police from Kheeratand village in Hesatu forest of Garwah District.

October 1

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Diggi, was arrested from Bada Bazar area of Chakradharpur in West Singhbhum District. He is believed to be a close aide Prasadji, a top Maoist leader.

October 2

The LGS of the CPI-Maoist decapitated two people in Murhu block of Khunti District after holding a people's court. The severed heads were found near the bodies dumped close to a seasonal river. They were picked up by villagers and later handed over to Police.

October 6

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager, identified as Kameshwar Bhuiya, in an unspecified location of Palamu District.

Jharkhand State Intelligence feels that despite carrying out lesser number of attacks the LWEs are not loosing strength in the State. The Intelligence Bureau has reported that a total of 270 LWE attacks have taken place in Jharkhand since January 2013 till September 15, 2013.

October 8

Suspected cadres of TPC, a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, have beaten to death a PDS dealer in Nagar Untari Police Station area in Garhwa District, after the latter failed to pay levy of INR 45,000.

Local Police have recovered several Maoist posters appealing constables to join their outfit and desert the Police from Gomia railway station, Gomia chowk, Bank Moad and other places in Bokaro District.

October 25

The SFs arrested a CPI-Maoist informer, Ulfat Ansari (30), from the Bhelwa Ghati area in Giridih District and recovered 41 kilograms explosives from him. His associate, Majid Mian, 50, however, managed to flee from the spot.

Forty kilograms of explosive powder and gelatine sticks were recovered from a CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Ulfat Mian, near Buniatar village in Giridih District.

CRPF and Jharkhand Police arrested a CPI-Maoist informer, identified as Ulfat Ansari (30), from Bhelwa Ghati area of Giridih District and recovered 41 kilograms of explosives from him. His associate, Majid Mian (50) however, managed to flee from the spot.

October 26

CPI-Maoist beat up a 30-year-old man, supervising construction of a 120-feet bride over Saryu nala, around 30 kilometres from Latehar District bringing the work to a standstill.

October 28

A raid was carried out at a camp of Maoists at Tesafuli village in Giridih District of Jharkhand and arms and ammunition were recovered.

October 29

CRPF have killed 46 Naxals and arrested 174 of them including Maoists from different parts of the State so far this year. They have also found a haul of 1,730 kilogram explosives, 298 landmines, 100 regular weapons and 1700 ammunition from the LWEs from different parts of Jharkhand.

November 1

Five Security personnel were injured during an encounter with CPI-Maoist cadres in Kumandih Jungle of Latehar District.

November 2

A JAP-I trooper was killed and another injured in a landmine explosion suspected to have been triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Gurabanda Police Station area of East Singhbhum district.

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Rajkishore Singh, was arrested from Bakhari village under Patahi Police Station of East Champaran District, Superintendent of Police Vinay Kumar said.

November 2

Suspected cadres of the PLFI, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist killed two persons, including a JMM party worker near Kumhari village in Gumla District. PLFI men shot them when they allegedly failed to pay 'levy'. The victims were identified as Laxman Kansari (40) and Ashif Ansari.

November 4

PLFI extremists killed a student of ITI, Rourkela in Odisha, named Kulan Barla (26), by axing him and then chopping his body into three parts in Kamdara-Redwa road near Murumkela forest under Kamdara Police Station in Gumla District. After hacking him to death, assailants took away his motorcycle and mobile phone.

In a major recovery of explosives, SFs seized as many as 22 IEDs in Jharkhand. The operation was carried out by CoBRA personnel and local Police in Amwatikar and Manika areas of Latehar District.

November 5

The security forces fought a short gun battle with the Maoist guerrillas at Halmadh village in Porahat forest area under Tebo Police Station limits in the West Singhbhum District. But there was no casualty from either side.

November 6

SFs demolished a training camp of the CPI-Maoist and found six landmines and explosives in Halmadh village in Porahat forest area under Tebo Police Station limits in the West Singhbhum District.

November 7

Maoists raided a project site of a private construction company in Vishungarh area of Hazaribagh District and beat up four labourers of the company. The non-payment of levy demanded by the Maoists is said to be the reason for the incident.

November 8

Maoists set ablaze four tractors and a bike in Hazaribagh District.

November 15

Hazaribag District SP Manoj Kaushik has suspended officer-in-charge of the Bishnugarh Police Station, Rameshwar Ram for ignoring warnings of CPI-Maoist attack on the Dhanbad-based road construction company and its officials. The firm is currently engaged in the construction of 20-Km stretch between Gomia in Bokaro and Bishnugarh in Hazaribag, two highly Maoist-affected areas.

November 18

The CPI-Maoist in Palamu District's Pipra block has warned villagers against giving land to the State Government for construction of administrative buildings.

November 19

A 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Nirmalji, was arrested from Ekta Ghatee village under Lesliganj Police Station area in Palamu District of Jharkhand when he was trying to flee on a motorcycle.

November 23

PLFI, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, killed three people at two places in Simdega District of Jharkhand. According to Police, two people were shot dead in Kolibera area of Simdega District. In the other incident, PLFI killed a person by slitting his throat after accusing him of collecting money in the organisation's name at Tethaitangar village of the same District.

November 25

A Police official from Khuti District of Jharkhand said that cadres of the PLFI, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, are indulging in contract killing.

Palamu District Police arrested Roshan Yadav, a sub-zonal 'commander' of PLFI, while going on a motorbike in Palamu. Yadav was the mastermind behind the abduction of three SBI employees from Panki on July 27 this year.

The Jharkhand Police recovered a huge cache of explosives in Giridih District from near a culvert in the Belwaghati forest.

A CPI-Maoist operative, identified as Ujjal Sarkar, was arrested during a routine check of vehicles in Golmuri area in Jamshedpur, the headquarters of the East Singhbhum District.

November 27

Police arrested three members of the CPI-Maoists in Daltonganj District.

December 1

The Security Force personnel foiled an attempt of the CPI-Maoist to blow up a road bridge near Pipra village and recovered eight detonators from under the bridge situated on National Highway 75 in the Maoist-affected Palamau District.

December 1

PLFI, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist, lost a 'commander' along with weapons and other ammunition, in Police raids at the outfit's camp under Kandara and Raidih Police Stations in Gumla District. 'Area commander' Charka Munda alias Birsa reportedly swallowed poison soon after he was caught by Police after an encounter.

December 2

Police also busted another PLFI camp near Tilaitarn-Khatkhor area under Raidih Police Station in the District. The SP said Police have seized huge number of blankets and other items after camp being run by Gulab and Rajan of PLFI was busted.

December 4

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two newly constructed rooms of a high school at Kurumgarh village in Gumla District.

December 5

At least eight cadres of the PLFI, a breakaway faction of CPI-Maoist, were arrested while they were holding a meeting in Jharkhand's Palamau District. The arrested extremists include PLFI 'zonal commander' Lakshman Yadav.

Maoists put up posters in Jharkhand's Latehar District, threatening to kill top Bihar BJP leaders, including former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

December 7

A former Maoist Ramesh Pramanik (32) surrendered before Ranchi Police in Ranchi District. CPI-Maoist had allegedly abandoned Pramanik (32) in 2011 when he had expressed his growing disenchantment with left-wing extremism.

December 10

Suspected Maoists blew up an under-construction building which was supposed to house the Ango Panchayat in Hazaribagh District. The panchayat building falls under Churchu Police Station of Hazaribag District.

December 11

One policeman was injured when CPI-Maoist cadres exploded a landmine near Debar More on NH-75 in Latehar District. The incident happened in the afternoon when an escort party was returning to Palamu from Ranchi with former DGP V D Ram, who is now a BJP leader, responsible for the party affairs in Palamu. The blast comes two days after at least 11 policemen, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Anup Badaik, had escaped an attack on the same highway.

December 12

At least 12 land mines were recovered in Jharkhand's Latehar District. Police said the land mines were planted by CPI-Maoist cadres in the Patki jungle in Manika region, around 130 km from Ranchi.

December 14

PLFI cadres killed a woman Panchayat (local-self government institution) head, identified as Sathia Devi, in Peebo area in Raidih Block of Gumla District. She was first brutally thrashed with sticks, then her body was cut into pieces using sharp knives and in the end she was shot dead. The vicious attackers even disfigured her face using sharp weapons.

December 15

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres attacked several trucks and tried to blow up a mobile tower in Palamu District while they engaged SFs in a gun battle in Latehar District.

December 16

Latehar SP Michael S Raj said Maoists attacked a Police party in Kumundi area around 1 am.

The Janhit Krantikari Party (Peoples' Welfare Revolutionary Party) , a splinter group of the Maoists, called for a 12-hour bandh (shut down strike) in Gumla and Simdega Districts in protest against a panchayat (village level local self government institution) head's killing on December 14.

December 18

CPI-Maoist cadres planted a bomb at a petrol pump in Kolibira area of Simdega District.

Maoists torched a vehicle at Ranchi-Khunti National Highway.

The TPC - a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist - have been found to have offered a helping hand to villagers in Palamu District to construct a road and undertake other developmental initiatives, in an effort to restore normalcy in the area.

A private company has refused to take up electrification work in some Jharkhand villages following threat from CPI-Maoist, Energy Minister Rajendra Prasad Singh said. The agency has given in writing refusing to take up the work following the threat and the Government would look into how it could be taken up, Singh told the Assembly. Following the refusal, electrification work has been affected in 657 villages in Latehar, Palamau and Garhwa Districts.

December 19

A joint operation conducted by Hazaribagh and Bokaro District Police has led to the arrest of three hardcore Naxal operatives.

December 22

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted seven workers of a construction company at gunpoint at Budhaniya village in Deoghar District.

December 24

Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre in Hazaribagh District. SP Manoj Kaushik said William Hansda (27), an expert in handling all kinds of weapons, was arrested from Chalania forest in Vishnugarh.

Another CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Manoj Kisku, who had worked with the organisation for only four months in 2008 and then fled to Bokaro surrendered in Hazaribagh District.

December 26 An alleged extremist, stated to be a former cadre of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from Kerwa village in Garhwa District.
December 27

Following a brief exchange of fire, Simdega District Police and CRPF personnel in Jharkhand busted a gun manufacturing unit run by PLFI near Mohuatoli under Bano Police limits in Simdega District, 50 kilometres from Sundargarh District border in Odisha.

December 28

Two suspected PLFI cadres were killed by the chief of the Janhit Kranti Party (Peoples Welfare Revolutionary Party), Nagesiya, in Raidih.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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