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Telangana Timeline 2014



June 25

Disillusioned with the Naxal ideology and ill-health, a CPI-Maoist cadre of the Karimnagar, Khammam and Warangal dalam Kampalli Sambaiah alias Naveen (33), surrendered before SP V Shiva Kumar in Karimnagar District of Telangana state.

June 28

Karimnagar District Police of Andhra Pradesh released the photographs of CPI-Maoist 'head spokesperson' Mallojula Venugopal Rao alias Venu, and two others, Bhupathi and Sonu, all Central Committee members.

June 29

Mahbubnagar District Police arrested a top Maoist leader Vikram alias Daramoni Srinu following a search in the Nallamalla forests of Telangana State.

June 30

An arms dump of the CPI-Maoist was unearthed on a hilly area in Bellampalli region in Adilabad District.

July 22 A CPI-Maoist militia member, identified as Madakam Singaiah (25), was arrested by the Police during an area domination operation near Tippapuram village in Charla mandal in Khammam District.
July 28

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres put up posters at Narsingapeta village in Kunavaram mandal in Khammam District, with an appeal to the people to observe Martyrs Memorial Week up to August 2.

July 31

An exchange of fire took place between Police and a band of CPI-Maoist cadres in the forest between Devapur and Gundala villages in Kasipet mandal (administrative division) of Adilabad District.

Maoists erected a makeshift 'Martyrs' Memorial' along the Bhadrachalam-Chintur highway near Bandirevu in Khammam District.

August 1

A key CPI-Maoist leader Chambala Ravinder alias Arjun along with his wife Wetti Adime alias Ranitha surrendered before Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma.

August 15

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres hung a black banner on the compound wall of the Unjapalli Tribal Welfare Ashram High School for boys in Charla mandal in Khammam District of Telangana, against Independence Day celebrations and the Polavaram project.

September 13

A CPI-Maoist couple, Sidam Mahadu alias Satyam and Sudula Padma alias Swapna, members of the Abujhmad Area Committee of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before the Bellampally Police in Adilabad District of Telangana. The couple gave up the underground life following discrimination shown by the higher-ups in the outfit.

September 14

An exchange of fire between Maoists and Grey Hounds Policemen took place in the forest near Markaguda village in Tiryani mandal in Adilabad District of Telangana. Three Maoists including the Adilabad Divisional Committee Secretary Bandi Prakash are reported to have fired three to four rounds before making good their escape in the forests. Police has recovered four medicine kits.

September 26

A CPI-Maoist couple, identified as Ade Prabhu alias Chandram alias Satish (48), belonging to Kuntala village of Neredigonda mandal in Adilabad District, and his wife Talandi Kantha (35), belonging to Deshilpet village in Aheri taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, surrendered themselves to District Police in Adilabad District of Telangana. Prabhu worked as Abujhmad 'area committee' member and 'commander' of Mad division in Chhattisgarh and carried a reward of INR 500,000 on his head while his wife worked for over 23 years in the outfit.

September 28

Nizamabad District Police of Telangana State have identified nine persons, including two women working as underground cadres with the CPI-Maoist, in Dandakaranya region of Chhattisgarh. The cadres are Loketi Chander alias Swamy alias Ravi, Loketi Lakshmi alias Sulochana alias Navatha, Loketi Ramesh, Loketi Lavanya, Kyatam Srinu alias Suraj alias Suraj Tekam, Mudedla Sailoo alias Raghu alias Ravi, Erragolla Ravi alias Santosh alias Prashanth, Nagapuri Lakshma Goud alias Laccha Goud and Limbaiahgari Venkat Reddy.

October 10

Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Mekala Raju alias Rajkumar (28) of Bhupalpally and Midium Somidi alias Sangeetha (23) of Chhattisgarh, surrendered before the Police in the presence of Rural SP L.K.V. Ranga Rao, in Warangal District of Telangana. Raju is the secretary of Maoist party Eturunagaram - Mahadevpur 'area committee' while Somidi is a member of the same.

October 12

A joint team of Police and CRPF personnel, unearthed a landmine allegedly planted by CPI-Maoist several years ago, along the Lakshmipuram-Edugurallapalli forest route near Lakshmipuram village in Bhadrachalam sub-division in Khammam District of Telangana, near the inter-State border. Police sources said the landmine was planted at the spot by the rebels in 2006 to target the SF personnel.

October 14

A tribal youth, identified as Midiam Balakrishna (29), a farm labourer from Tippapuram in Venkatapuram mandal of Bhadrachalam division, was allegedly abducted and killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres, after branding him a 'Police informer', in the forest area near Ramachandrapuram Village in Nelakondapally mandal in Khammam District of Telangana. Police reportedly recovered a letter left behind by Maoists near Ramachandrapuram, where they dumped the body of Balakrishna after gunning him down.

October 25

'A CPI-Maoist cadre belonging to mangi dalam, identified as Siddam Laxman alias Surander, surrendered before Adilabad District Police of Telangana.

October 29

Following the exchange of fire, Venkatapuram circle Police in Khammam District of Telangana stepped up area domination operations in forest areas in Charla and Dummugudem mandal of Telangana, which share a long border with Chhattisgarh. Vigil has been intensified along the remote tribal pockets situated close to the inter-State border to check the movement of rebels.

November 1

The CPI-Maoist announced its return to action in Telangana by calling for a one-day bandh on November 8 to protest the 'inept policies' of the TRS government that is resulting in farmer suicides. The party's NTSZC spokesperson Jagan said that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had claimed that Maoists were true patriots during his election campaign and that he would implement their agenda when he comes to power. On the contrary, K. Chandrasekhar Rao was behaving in the same manner as the earlier chief ministers by trying to suppress free speech, Jagan said.

November 4

Eight-km-long kaccha road was laid by the District Police by participating in shramdhan programme to provide road connectivity from the CPI-Maoist-affected Mudhedu village with Pankena village in the Mahadevpur mandal of Karimnagar District of Telangana. SP V. Shiva Kumar also assured to take measures to lay a permanent road under the government scheme. Launching a scathing attack against the Maoists, the SP said that the region was neglected because of Maoist presence. He called upon the villagers to chase away the Maoists as their ideology was outdated.

November 7

In Khammam District of Telangana, Maoist 'militia' members allegedly placed the branches of a tree on the Charla-Venkatapuram main road, disrupting vehicular movement on the eve of the State bandh on November 8, in protest against the apathetic attitude of the State government towards distressed farmers and growing attacks on tribal people.

November 8

Condemning the TRS government's stand on Naxals and its anti-people policies, the CPI-Maoist in Warangal District of Telangana called for a 24-hour bandh. The Maoist party KKW 'division secretary', Damodar, in a statement in Warangal on November 7, urged people to make the bandh a success.

November 16

The Telangana Government has provided its Cabinet Ministers bullet-proof cars fearing attacks from the CPI-Maoist. "There are certain concerns including Maoist activities although there are no reports as yet, and the Chief Minister is of the opinion that security must be beefed up for the Ministers as they are expected to travel extensively across the Districts," said State Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy. Earlier Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao had denied there was any CPI-Maoist threat in the State.

November 19

A District Court in Telangana has granted bail to Narayan Sanyal (81), a former Polit Bureau and Central Committee member of the CPI-Maoist. Due to some procedural lapses, the Khammam Court in Telangana was not executing the bail in a case in which Sanyal was granted bail earlier. Finally, the Telangana High Court asked the Khammam Court to execute the bail and thus, he was released on bail from the Hazaribagh jail in Jharkhand.

November 26

The CPI-Maoist have put up handwritten posters and printed pamphlets at various localities in Venkatapuram and Cherla towns in Khammam District of Telangana, urging people to wage a fight for the rights of Adivasis over Jal, Jangal and Zameen. The rebels launched the poster campaign in connection with PLGA Week celebrations slated from December 2 to 8.

December 1

A band of 10 to 15 armed CPI-Maoist cadres including two women cadres, were sighted by villagers in the forests of Vaipet in Indervelli mandal in Adilabad District of Telangana which only indicates that some from the dalam which was involved in two exchanges of fire in late July and September have not gotten out.

December 3

Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy ruled out the presence of CPI-Maoist in the State.

December 5

CPI-Maoist posters exhorting the people of Telangana to revolt against the dictatorial rule of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao were found at Thallasingaram and Lingojigudem villages under Choutuppal mandal, hardly 50 km away from State capital Hyderabad, in Nalgonda District.

The Police at Venkatapur mandal in Warangal District unearthed one tapancha and one toy pistol hidden underground and arrested two persons suspected to be CPI-Maoist sympathisers.

December 6

Police arrested three former cadres of Janashakthi group of Naxal during a vehicle check at Venkatapur village in Mulug division of Warangal District. The arrestees were identified as Bodagani Sarangam, Yata Kumaraswamy and Pllerla Thirupathi.

December 11

A tribal youth, identified as Madakam Tirupati (20), of Kaliveru in Charla mandal, who was allegedly abducted by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres near the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on December 10, was reportedly found murdered at Yerrampadu in Charla mandal of Khammam District.

December 14

A suspected CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Karam Narasimha Rao, was killed and another person was injured in an encounter with Police in Cherla mandal of Khammam District.

More Maoist posters have been found at Kudunur and Satyanarayanapuram area of Cherla mandal of Khammam District.

December 14

With a view to wean away youth from Naxals, the Warrangal District Police organised a mass contact programme in Medaram forest area where the DIG B Malla Reddy and SP AK Jha reached out to hundreds of tribals.

December 23

CPI-Maoist senior cadre, identified as Bandi Ramesh alias Saleem, surrendered before Warrangal District Police of Telangana in the presence of SP AK Jha. Ramesh, a native of Vippalagada in Narmetta mandal (administrative unit) had gone underground in 2003 when he was 14 years old. He carried a reward of INR .4 lakh on his head.

December 27

CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted six persons at Mukunur village in Mahadevpur mandal of Karimnagar District. A team of nearly 50 Maoists led by KKW division committee 'secretary' Bade Chokka Rao alias Damodar arrived at the village by crossing Godavari River from Chhattisgarh.

December 28

Khammam District Police had an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Satyanarayanapuram village in Cherla mandal. Telangana State DGP Anurag Sharma said that the encounter lasted for an hour. He said that a group of 10 to 15 Maoists had come to the village to set afire a communication tower. He further said Maoist activity has come down in Telangana during 2014. Four people were killed in Maoist violence this year (2014) as against five last year (2013).

CPI-Maoist had also called for a shutdown in Warangal and Khammam Districts to protest killing of a tribal youth by Police.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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