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Karnataka Timeline 2014



January 31

The Hassan Police conducted combing operations in villages of Sakleshpur taluk with platoons of the ANF.

February 12

Karnataka Home Minister K.J. George said that the Government was giving priority to recruiting Police personnel in the State.

On talks with the CPI-Maoist, George said the Government was ready to talk to the CPI-Maoist if they wished to join the mainstream.

February 21

Karnataka State Police and anti-LWEs force have launched search operations in the forests around Kukke Subramanya in Dakshina Kannada District after a group of six suspected CPI-Maoist cadres was spotted.

June 28

An inter-State meeting of senior Police officers from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, along with forest officials, was held in Mysore (Karnataka) to chalk out steps to combat the menace of CPI-Maoist, whose cadres are reportedly active in the border areas of the three States, with focus on their sightings in Kodagu and Sakleshpur regions in the State in the recent times.

August 12

The Maoists are making efforts to strengthen its influence in South India, particularly on the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, said Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in Lok Sabha. He further said Maoist's plans include creating a base on the border of Kerala and Karnataka.

August 21

According to reports prepared by a senior officer of the MHA the CPI-Maoist is trying hard to establish new bases on the border of Kerala and Karnataka.

September 16

Andhra Pradesh SIB personnel arrested two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, working for the 'technical team of the central committee' from Anandappa Layout of Bagalagunte area in Bangalore of Karnataka. The arrestees were identified as Kistappa alias Krishna (40), and his wife Laxmi alias Bhavani (35).

October 10

Amrit Paul, IG (Western Range), said that there was no noticeable Naxal activity in Udupi District of Karnataka, but intelligence agencies were on the guard. Answering to a question, he said that there were only about 20 Naxals in the State, as per intelligence reports. Speaking to presspersons in the District, he said that the State Government had offered a package for Naxals to surrender. Monetary assistance would be given to them on a case by case basis after studying them for six months to a year. There was some Naxal activity at the tri-junction of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, he said.

Acting on information that some suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist were moving around in the Naxal-affected villages, the District Police and the Anti-Naxal Force are conducting combing operations in parts of Sringeri in Chikamgalur District of Karnataka. The operation, which began on October 10, is expected to continue for a few more days.

October 27

Karnataka Home Minister K.J. George while addressing media conference in Raichur District said that negotiations are on to facilitate the surrender of two CPI-Maoist leaders, Noor Zulfikar alias Sridhar and Sirimane Nagaraj, who, apparently, want to relinquish their underground lives to join the mainstream. "The State government has formed a committee with the Chief Secretary as its president and senior officers and some civil society individuals as its members. The committee is exploring the possibility of a smooth surrender of the two Naxal leaders. The government has no problem if any Naxal activist wanted to accept, and function under, the Indian Constitution," he said.

November 2

The Dakshina Kannada Police have sought two platoons of ANF to be posted in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka for quick response in incidences in CPI-Maoist-affected areas, said SP SD Sharanappa. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the monthly SC and ST grievance meet, he said that till the platoon is posted here, the District Police will use the services of the existing "Anti-Naxal Squad" (ANS), as an ad hoc measure.

November 10

The ANF launched combing operations in the forests of Sakleshpur taluk in Hassan District of Karnataka. A team of 21 Police personnel from the Hassan Police joined hands with the ANF for the operations, which may continue for three-four days. Ravi D. Channannavar, SP, said that the combing operation was a routine activity to instill confidence among people living close to forest areas. "However, it is not based on any information about movement of suspected Maoists in the region," he said.

November 20

A red alert has been sounded across the Kerala-Karnataka border near H.D. Kote in Mysore District as a gang of four armed CPI-Maoist cadres are reportedly waiting to slip into the State forests to escape the Kerala Police crackdown.

November 23

Karnataka Home Minister K.J.?George while speaking to media persons in Mysore (Karnataka) said the Karnataka State will have another round of talks with neighbouring Kerala Government about the action taken in mitigating CPI-Maoist menace in Kerala.

December 6

A banner and pamphlets, allegedly exhorting tribals and forest-dwellers to celebrate the 10th founding anniversary of the CPI-Maoist, was found at Kabbinale village near Hebri in Udupi District of Karnataka.

December 8

Two CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Deputy Commissioner B.S. Shekarappa and SP R Chetan in Chikkamagaluru District. Shekarappa said the duo, identified as Sirimane Nagaraj and Noor Zulfikar, surrendered voluntarily.

December 9

Two former Naxals identified as Sirimane Nagaraj and Noor Zulfikar, who joined the mainstream, were presented before a court in Koppa in Chikkamagaluru District.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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