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Bihar Timeline 2014



January 1

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers near Moraina Pahari under Banke Bazar Police Station area of Gaya District.

Security Forces arrested two hardcore Maoist cadres along with arms and explosives from a hideout at Gurania village in East Champaran District.

January 3

A self-styled CPI-Maoist 'area commander', identified as Sanjay Ram, was arrested during a Police raid at Khaira village, adjacent to a thermal power site of NTPC subsidiary, Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Ltd, of Aurangabad District.

January 5

A CPI-Maoist cadre was shot dead in an encounter with SFs at Pathakchak village under Sikandara Police Station in Jamui District.

Bihar Police claim that two CPI-Maoist cadres were killed in the encounter at Pathakchak village under Sikandara Police Station in Jamui District.

January 9

Security Forces seized weapons from a hideout of CPI-Maoist in Nawra village under Nauhatta Police Station area in Rohtas District.

January 13

In the backdrop of the Union Home Ministry recently pulling up Bihar for its "failure" in controlling Naxal violence, the CRPF has now deployed close to 200 commandos of its CoBRA battalion to bring lethality in its offensives in the State.

January 14

A group of CPI-Moist cadres set ablaze two vehicles belonging to a road construction company under Konch Police Station area in Gaya District of Bihar.

January 15

In the Dumaria Police Station area of Gaya District, Bihar, Manohar Bhuyian, alleged to be a cadre of the CPI-Maoist, was arrested by the police during the ongoing anti-Maoist operation.

January 19

Armed CPI-Maoist cadres killed a man and his wife in Rangkala village in Jamui District of Bihar.

January 21

Around 70 hand grenades and 25 live pipe bombs were recovered in a joint operation launched by CRPF and Bihar Police in Munger and Jamui Districts.

January 22

The Patna city Police of Bihar arrested a CPI-Maoist operative, identified as Mantu Paswan, when he came to meet his outfit's self-styled zonal commander in Patna Medical College and Hospital.

January 29

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dharmendra Yadav, was arrested from Pichhulia village of Aurangabad District. The Maoist was wanted in connection with a landmine blast near Navinagar area in December 2013 in which eight Policemen were killed.

February 4

One CPI-Maoist cadre was injured and nine Maoists, including the injured cadre, were arrested as Police destroyed a Maoist training camp at Kandani village in Munger District.

February 7

An Army booklet, which contains all the necessary and detailed information about how to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), was recovered by Police during an anti-CPI-Maoist operation carried out in the forest of Haveli Kharagpur in Munger District.

Around 50 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the camp of a road construction firm at Mohanpur Misroliya village under Sakra Police Station limits of Muzaffarpur District.

February 8

A self-styled 'commander' of CPI-Maoist, identified as Naresh Paswan, was arrested from Kadhautia Bazar under Shikarganj Police Station area in East Champaran District.

Around 30 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the camp office of a private road and bridge Construction Company of Shashi Kumar Singh, leader of ruling Janata Dal-United, at Phulwar village under Banjariya Police Station in East Champaran District.

February 10

CRPF recovered acid bulbs, chargers, megaphones and around 1680 bullets of .22mm rifle from a CPI-Maoist hideout during a search operation in Gaya District.

February 12

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bachandeo Yadav, who was involved in the killing of the then Munger SP K C Surendra Babu was arrested from Banka forest (Banka District), by a joint team of CRPF and Bihar Police.

February 15

The Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist leader Ram Pravesh Baitha alias Satish, allegedly in charge of Bihar operations, along with Pravesh Mishra, an alleged arms supplier to the Maoists.

SFs in Bihar are using UAVs to ensure the safety and security of their men in field operations.

February 17

SFs seized 3,400 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, used for making IEDs and explosives along with detonators during an anti-Naxal operation in Rohtas District.

February 19

Three persons, identified as Mangal Khan Vardhe, Md. Laddu and Nandlal Mandal, accused of supplying arms to CPI-Maoist were arrested in Munger District.

A self-styled 'central zone area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Ram Raj Yadav alias Punjabi, was arrested from Imamganj Police Station area in Gaya District.

An alleged CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as W Jainta Singh alias Dilip alias Lakapa, a resident of Imphal (Manipur), was arrested from Raxual area bordering Nepal in East Champaran District.

February 22 A man was killed by a stray bullet during a five-hour encounter between CPI-Maoist and Police in Gaya District. The fighting erupted after nearly 100 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a Police Station near Grand Trunk Road in Gaya District.
March 9

The East Champaran District Police arrested eight members of Azad Hind Fauj at Delho village under Madhuban Police Station area in the District.

March 10

Four CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from different places of Aurangabad District. Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested an 'area commander' Devilal Yadav along with his associates, identified as Dularchand Yadav and Madeshwar Yadav, from an area under the Khudwa Police Station.

A CPI-Maoist cadre Jamadar Yadav was arrested from Hikshanbigha under Daudnagar Police Station area.

March 13

CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a petrol pump owned by a BJP, MLA and hurled bombs and opened fire at his residence in Muzaffarpur District. Around 15-20 Maoists attacked the petrol pump of Ram Surat Rai in Ahiapur Police Station area, around 10 km from District Headquarters.

In a late night strike a group of CPI-Maoist cadres abducted six labourers from Navinagar village in Jamui District close to the border of Lakhisarai District in Bihar.

March 14

The STF of Bihar Police arrested four CPI-Maoist 'commanders' from Gandakdiara in Muzaffarpur District.

March 22

Seven labourers who were abducted by CPI-Maoist cadres from Navinagar in Jamui District ten days ago were released.

March 23

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kedar Yadav, was arrested from a hideout at Khaira under Garhi Bazar locality of Jamui District.

March 24

SFs recovered explosives and wireless sets from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Munger District. Launching a major combing and search operation against the Maoists in Barkhi Kanani area of Bhimbandh forest, the SFs recovered over 2,000 electronic detonators, 24 wireless sets, besides uniforms and literature.

March 27

About 100 CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two mobile towers, exploding powerful bombs, at Manjhauli and Dumaria Bazar villages of Gaya District, ahead of BJP Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi's election rallies.

Train services between Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi in Bihar were disrupted following a bomb explosion triggered by CPI-Maoist on the railway track.

March 29

A villager was found dead with his throat slit, hours after CPI-Maoist had abducted him and four others from Dhabatar village of Jamui District.

High alert was sounded in Patna District after two posters of CPI-Maoist were recovered from Punpun railways station in the night of March 28.

March 30

CPI-Maoist cadres are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Bihar.

March 31

Naresh Ram, a hardcore Maoist and the prime accused in the Pariyari incident of August 2002 in which three persons were killed, was arrested from Nirakhpur village in Arwal District.

April 1

Bihar Police arrested a person after 12,000 electronic detonators and 129 kilogram of explosives were recovered from his car on the Grand Trunk Road in Kaimur District.

In a separate incident, Police arrested another person, Satyendra Yadav and seized 75 detonators, gelatin sticks, one pistol and two bullets from his house at Dularpur in Nawada District.

April 2

Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Adhik Yadav, on the charge of trying to plant a landmine under Barhat Police Station limits of Jamui District.

April 3

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Manoj Yadav was arrested from Kharagpur Police Station area of Munger District.

April 4

SFs recovered 27 powerful landmines under Imamganj Police Station area in Gaya District.

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested from Gamharia village of Aurangabad District.

April 5

CPI-Maoist cadres have ordered the closure of Janata Dal (U) and BJP election offices at Dumaria block headquarters in Gaya District.

April 7

At least three CRPF personnel were killed and eight others, including Dhibra Police Station SHO Amar Kumar, were injured in a landmine blast near Baranda Mor under the Dhibra Police Station area in Aurangabad District.

Police recovered two cane bombs weighing 20 kg each in Gaya District during a search operation.

April 8

SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire during an encounter in Jamui District.

SFs recovered a large quantity of explosive materials following an encounter with the Maoists in Mahuar forest region of Nawada District.

Six landmines planted by the Maoists in Tandwa area of Gaya Lok Sabha constituency were recovered.

April 10

Two CRPF troopers were killed and three others were injured when Maoists triggered an explosive, when they were on way to a polling station in Jamui District parliamentary constituency.

April 13

CPI-Maoist cadres blew off a part of the railway track minutes before New Delhi-bound Garib Rath was to arrive on Howrah-Patna main rail route in Lakhisarai District. An engine of a goods train that was parked on the same track was damaged in the explosion.

April 14

A total of 42,600 security personnel, including 152 companies of CPMFs and 74 companies of Bihar Military Police besides 226 companies of armed personnel and 20,000 home guards would be on poll-related duties along with two choppers and one air ambulance as standby during the second phase of polling in seven Parliamentary constituencies spread over 11 Districts in Bihar on April 17, said Chief Secretary A K Sinha.

April 17

In a joint operation, the CRPF and the Bihar Police arrested six CPI-Maoist cadres in East Champaran District.

54 per cent polling was reported in the second phase of polling in Bihar (fifth phase overall) when seven constituencies - Munger, Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Ara, Buxar and Jehanabad - went to the polls. The percentage of voter turnout constituency-wise was 54 in Munger, 55 in Nalanda, 53 in Ara, 57 in Buxar, 56 in Jehanabad and 52 each in Patna Sahib and Pataliputra. In the 2009 general election, the voter turnout was 41.64 in Munger, 33.04 in Nalanda, 33.64 in Patna Sahib, 41.16 in Pataliputra, 35.77 in Ara, 46.5 in Buxar and 46.92 in Jehanabad.

April 18

Three CPI-Maoist cadres, including a self-styled zonal commander, were arrested from Chaudi village under Daudnagar Police Station area in Aurangabad District.

April 19

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested by the STF from Buxar and levy money of INR 63,000 recovered from him. The IG added that Paswan told his interrogators he was 'secretary', 'Sone Vindhyachal Zonal Committee.'

April 21

CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a state-run Bojhayat middle school in Jamui District. Jamui Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said a group of armed Maoists used "cylinder bombs" to blast the school building.

A CPI-Maoist leader wanted in several cases of murder was arrested from Gadopur in Arwal District.

April 27 The Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre allegedly planning to disrupt Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarpur District.
April 28

The CPI-Maoist blew up the high school building at Narotampur in Lakhisarai District.

May 6

Four powerful IEDs planted close to a polling station at Government Middle School at Hussaina Raghav village in Vaishali District where polling is scheduled on May 12, were recovered by Bihar Police.

May 15

Police busted three illegal mini-gun units in Munger District of Bihar, stated to be run by the CPI-Maoist, and arrested a relative of a jailed Maoist.

May 29

A CPI-Maoist leader, wanted in connection with the killing of a Police officer in 2009, was arrested from a riverine area near Ghelpur Chaturpatti village in Muzaffarpur.

June 3

A hardcore CPI-Maoist, identified as Manoj Yadav, was arrested from Kharagpur Police Station area in Munger District.

On a tip off, a Police team raided Bataspur village and arrested a Naxalite belonging to CPI-ML cadre Dinesh Yadav in Lakhisarai District.

June 10

The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Saran District, granted bail to two alleged CPI-Maoist cadres, Subhash alias Chandanji and Dhiraj, who were arrested from Dariapur area of Saran District on January 23, as the investigating officer (IO) failed to submit charge sheet against them within the stipulated period of 90 days.

June 11

Primary teachers under the banner of Prathamik Shikshak Sangharsh Samiti demanded the transfer of several primary schoolteachers posted in CPI-Maoist-infested areas of Dumaria in East Singhbhum District of Bihar.

The CPI-Maoist cadres are distributing books, notebooks, pens and pencils to the children of the poorest of poor in a bid to win over the confidence and sympathy of the people in rural areas of Bihar's Jamui and Lakhisarai District.

June 14

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bhim Sharma alias Rakesh Sharma was arrested from Sugao village in Jehanabad District of Bihar.

June 20

Acting on a tip-off, Police raided Fasiabad village and arrested a hardcore Maoist identified as Ranjeet Rai, in Kharagpur Police Station area in Munger District of Bihar.

Bihar Government strengthened the BDS of Police by equipping each member of the squad with latest bomb disposal suit and other necessary gadgets.

June 24

A group of about 20 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a construction site at village Budhauli under Bochaha Police Station in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar and shot and injured the contractor's assistant, Rakesh Kunar (40), and set ablaze two JCB machines and a tractor kept at the camp for road construction.

June 25

At least four passengers were killed and eight injured as twelve coaches of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Golden Ganj Station around Chapra in Saran District of Bihar.

June 26

Even as the Indian Railways suspected CPI-Maoist sabotage behind the derailment of 12 coaches of New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani near the Golden Ganj Railway Station in Saran District of Bihar on June 25, the State Government ruled out any extremist link with the derailment.

June 27

An 'area commander' of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Kameshwar Bhuian, was arrested from Tekrakhurd village under Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar.

June 30

The UMHA could stop giving large funds to Bihar Government under various schemes for security and development in areas affected by Naxalism if the State Government does not effectively toe a uniform national policy against the Naxals.

July 4

A CRPF official, Hira Kumar Jha, the second-in-command of CRPF base in Jamui and a CPI-Maoist cadre, were killed in an exchange of fire around Lakharia forest region of Jamui District.

A CRPF team combing Lakharia forest area of Jamui District arrested three hardcore Maoists, including a woman, suspected to be involved in the encounter in which a senior CRPF official was killed.

July 5

Six Maoists were arrested from Murgibigha village in Aurangabad District.

July 6

The Begusarai Police arrested an alleged CPI-Maoist 'area commander', identified as Bihari Paswan from Khanzhapur village under Cheria-Bariarpur Police Station area in Begusarai District.

July 9

Three CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested from the Mina Bazaar area of Muzaffarpur District.

The Maoists have claimed responsibility of the July 4 ambush at Lakhari village in Jamui District in which a CRPF officer was killed.

July 13

The Bihar Police arrested a suspected CPI-Maoist cadre from Bardiha forest area in Jamui District in a joint operation with CRPF's CoBRA unit.

July 22

CPI-Maoist cadres blasted a portion of a railway track at Lahat village under Rafiganj Police Station in Aurangabad District between Ismailpur and Rafiganj section leading to derailment of a pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

July 23

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a mobile phone tower in Salaiya area in Aurangabad District, during a bandh called by the Maoists to protest against the alleged Police excesses and subsequent firing in Madanpur area in the District.

Two suspected Maoists, identified as Suraj Aru and Suresh Prasad were arrested and seven weapons including three country-made rifles and an equal number of country-made pistols were recovered during a joint operation conducted by the District Police, STF and CRPF in Madanpur area in Aurangabad District.

The CPI-Maoist cadres have blown up house of a Police Inspector, Kedarnath Singh, at Manjhauli village under Amba Police Station limits in Aurangabad District .

Two Naxals have been arrested while travelling in a Tata Sumo car, during a road checking, under Amas Police Station limits on GT Road in Gaya District.

July 27

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bipin Mandal, allegedly involved in the killing of two CRPF personnel on April 10, during the Lok Sabha elections, 2014, was arrested from Gangta Mor under Kharagpur Police Station in Munger District. A sophisticated automatic pistol and its magazine having 10 bullets were recovered from him.

July 28

Sanjay Patel alias Sanjay Azad, the head of a CPI-Maoist guerrilla squad in North Bihar, was arrested along with his aide, Beauty, a sharpshooter of the same squad, from Kiratpur village under Aurai Police Station in Muzaffarpur District.

July 29

A wanted CPI-Maoist 'area commander', identified as Dinesh Pandit, was arrested in a joint operation of Bihar Police and CRPF from Bajaria in East Champaran District.

July 30

An alleged CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Siddharth Yadav alias Vikas, was arrested from Goh area of Gaya District in connection with the derailment of a pilot engine of Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, owing to blasts on the tracks, in Aurangabad District on July 22.

The CPI-Maoist cadres have blown up a house of a CoBRA personnel of the CRPF, Vinod Singh, at Pipra village under Kutumba Police Station in Aurangabad District.

July 31

Two arms suppliers including a woman suspected of having links with CPI-Maoist were arrested by the STF from a village market at Narayanpur in Bhojpur District.

August 1

Bihar Police seized about five kilograms of explosives, 3550 detonators and 1811 gelatin sticks from Barahiya Bag village in Rohtas District.

August 6

Acting on a tip-off, Bihar Police seized huge cache of explosives, including 4,225 detonators, 1,200 gelatin sticks and 15 kilogram of ammonium nitrate from a house in village in Karbandia locality near Sasaram of Rohtas District.

August 7

Bihar Police arrested four persons including two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Devendra Sahni and Bharat Thakur, from Aura Malkana village under Tariyani Chowk Police Station limits in Sheohar District.

August 17

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Dwarika Yadav, was arrested from Goitha in Gaya District.

August 23

Three CPI-Maoist cadres including a 'zonal commander', Shambhu Kumar alias Sunil ji alias Lambu ji of the 'Sone Ganga Vindhyachal committee' and two other cadres, identified as Sanjay Kumar and Sunil Singh, were arrested from Jamal Road under Kotwali Police Station area in Patna District.

August 26

Bihar Police recovered cache of explosives, including 280 pieces of gelatin sticks and 18 detonators, from Sasaram town of Rohtas District. 250 grams of fuse wire and an explosive trigger were also seized from an abandoned house in the town.

August 29

Dinesh Pandit, a wanted CPI-Maoist 'area commander' was arrested in a joint operation of Bihar Police and CRPF from Bajaria in East Champaran District. Pandit was arrested along with a 7.62 mm pistol, 35 cartridges and several pieces of Naxal literature. He was active in Sheohar District and was involved in blasting the railway tracks in Muzaffarpur District along with several other incidents of violence.

August 30

Paramilitary Forces and the Jamui Police neutralised a big CPI-Maoist training centre at the Chunchunarawa Pahari in Jamui District, after an hour-long encounter with Maoists. Four magazines of AK-47 and SLR, 212 live cartridges, denotators, Maoists' uniform, medicines worth INR 200,000 besides a huge stock of foodgrain and nets were recovered from the training centre.

September 3

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Mukesh alias Brajesh and Jitendra Pal, were arrested from Manjhaulia Hill area in Aurangabad District of Bihar. A country-made machine gun and a pistol, ammunition, white-coloured explosive powder, urea, sulphur, other bomb-making materials, Naxal (LWE) literature and uniforms were recovered from their possession.

September 6

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze five vehicles belonging to a private road construction company at Mansoorchak village in Vaishali District of Bihar. The Maoists also assaulted the employees deployed at the base camp of the company.

SF personnel seized a cache of explosives from Dumarkoh village in Rohtas District of Bihar. The explosives had been kept in boxes and were reportedly meant for carrying out attacks on security personnel during anti-Maoist drive.

September 10

On the basis of intelligence inputs, the Bihar Police arrested 11 CPI-Maoist cadres from Samasya riverine area under Morkahi Police Station limits in Khagaria District of Bihar, and seized four firearms and ammunition from them.

September 13

A wanted CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Ram Pravesh Yadav, a 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist was arrested from Dingrahi in Aurangabad District of Bihar. Yadav, a specialist in blowing up school buildings and mobile communication towers, torching road construction machines and extorting money from contractors and entrepreneurs was wanted in several cases of murder and other incidents of violence in the state.

September 17

Acting on intelligence inputs Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Brij Mohan Singh alias Mohanji, from Panapur area in Saran District of Bihar. Singh works under Harihar Sahni of North Bihar Zonal Committee of the Maoists and had been active in the area for the last six years, and his main work was to expand the organisation and extort levy imposed on businessmen, contractors, and others.

September 19

Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze three mobile phone towers and a bus in different areas of Banka District of Bihar. Around 40 women Maoists cadres, all in Police uniform, raided Bhedia and Gonda villages and set ablaze mobile towers belonging to BSNL, MTS, and Vodafone. Simultaneously, about nine Maoists, riding on three bikes, set ablaze a bus at Bhalua and another group of Maoists exploded bombs and fired several rounds in the air to scare people in Bhedia Bazaar. Incidentally, the Maoists had called for a 24-hour bandh in Bihar and Jharkhand on September 18 protesting against the killing of three Maoists in Giridih District on Jharkhand-Bihar border on September 12.

September 20

Twenty-eight passenger trains of the ECR have been cancelled for a week in Bihar and Jharkhand in view of a CPI-Maoist threat, said AK Razak, chief public relation officer of the ECR in Patna. According to Police officials, Maoists have announced they would celebrate their foundation day sometime during September 21-30, hence security has been tightened across Bihar following an intelligence report that Maoists are likely to target trains.

SFs comprising four battalion of the CRPF-215, two companies of the STF and the District Police arrested three CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Naresh Turi, Behari Manjhi and Lucas Khairbar, and seized some explosives in a search operation launched in the forest areas two villages - Pathakchak and Chhuchunariya under Khaira and Sikendra blocks in Jamui District of Bihar bordering Jharkhand. One can bomb weighing about 10kg, one live cartridge of AK-47 rifle besides huge quantity of ammonium sulphate, three pieces of gelatine, two detonators, 25 pressure cookers meant for cooking food, one heavy battery, medicines, powder milk and syringes for injecting medicines were seized by the SFs.

The ECR that had decided to withdraw services of at least 28 passenger trains for a week, fearing disruption during Foundation Day celebrations of the CPI-Maoist in Bihar and Jharkhand, withdrew its notification. The movement of trains will now be regulated under strict police protection, said ECR CPRO Arvind Rajak. Rajak added railways would maintain foolproof safety at vulnerable places.

September 23

A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Shambhuji alias Sunil Kumar alias Lambuji, a member of 'special area committee' of Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, was arrested along with three Maoists from Gandhi Maidan Police Station area of Patna District of Bihar along with three accomplices. The three others were identified as Sanjay Kumar, Sunil Singh and Lakshaman Yadav. Shambhuji was involved in the massacre of 16 TPC cadres in Jharkhand on August 8, 2014. A total of 25 detonators, three Chinese make radio sets, medicines to make someone unconscious besides INR 25,000 were recovered from him.

Bihar Police arrested an alleged CPI-Maoist organiser, identified as Janesh Yadav, at Chitrakut Nagar locality under Danapur of Patna District of Bihar. Patna SSP Manu Maharaj said he was recruiting members for the Maoist organisation in the area.

DIG, Eastern Range, Bihar Police, Sanjay Singh, has said that intelligence reports suggest the CPI-Maoist is extracting poisonous substances from various wild plants to use against SFs in Bihar. "An alert has been issued to Police officials in this regard," he added.

September 27

Police arrested a criminal, identified as Md Shamim alias Chotu Mian, allegedly involved in illegal arms peddling and supply of arms to the CPI-Maoist, during a raid in Mothabari village under Katoria Police Station in Banka District of Bihar. Four country-made revolver (katta in local parlance), a pistol and live cartridges besides a mobile phone were seized from his possession. Police sources said that Md Shamim used to operate in Munger, Jamui, Lakhisarai and Banka Districts and supplied illegal arms from Munger to the Maoists.

September 30

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a poclain machine used in sand excavation, at Bajitpur Balughat area in Gaya District of Bihar, after the sand contractor refused to pay them levy.

The Maoists set a truck ablaze at Baheriabigha village in Gaya District of Bihar, after the contractor engaged in construction of road under the PMGSY between Baheriabigha and Harna villages failed to pay levy.

October 1

The Bihar Government decided to recruit Police Women from the ST category and deploy them in the CPI-Maoist infested zones as part of a two-pronged strategy to provide employment to tribal women and check Maoist menace. A proposal to this effect has been forwarded by the Police Headquarters to the State's Home Department wherein it was suggested that since tribal women were hard-working and well-versed with the topography of the difficult terrain, it would be advisable to create a separate battalion of tribal policewoman. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, recently approved the proposal following which around 1,000 tribal woman cops would be recruited, trained and initially posted for maintaining law and order. After they successfully complete their initial assignment, they would be placed in Champaran and Jamui, the two Maoist districts.

October 2

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a mobile telephone tower at Mananpur area in Lakhisarai District of Bihar, to enforce a 24-hour bandh called by them to protest against the alleged killing of their members by Security Forces. A dozen of armed rebels used dynamite to blow up the tower of a private telecom operator at Mananpur area in the District.

Maoists set ablaze a private vehicle in Jamui District of Bihar, during the bandh called by the Maoists on October 2.

October 3

Around 30 unidentified CPI-Maoist cadres raided Urain village and killed Arjun Mandal, a Police guard working at Kajra Police Station in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. Mandal was deputed on duty for Durga puja in Urain village.

October 11

The Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Yogendra Yadav, in Patna District of Bihar. The Police were tipped off that some Maoists had assembled at the residence of Yadav and a raid was organised. While other Maoist cadres managed to escape, the Police arrested Yadav and recovered two .303 and .2 bore rifles from his possession.

October 13

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Paras Yadav, involved in the setting ablaze of a helicopter of former BJP President Venkiah Naidu in 2005, was arrested from Navadih village in Gaya District of Bihar. Naidu's helicopter had made an emergency landing in the campus of Middle School at Parariya village in the District in 2005 during election campaign. Naidu was taken away from the school by road before the Maoists swooped and set ablaze the helicopter.

October 16

Prompt Policing and timely reinforcement of troops averted a major CPI-Maoist attack when armed rebels attempted to raid Anandpur Police outpost in Kotoria block headquarters in Banka District of Bihar. According to information, around 10pm over 200 armed rebels, who were divided in troops of 15-20 in number, were seen encircling the outpost near the border of Simultala in Jamui. "As soon as we got information about the gathering of the rebels at the distance of 200m, we sounded the alarm and intimidated senior officers in Banka. We had information of firing from their side but when we took our positions, the rebels went back towards Mathdih," the SHO of the outpost Rajiv Kumar Ranjan, said. The Maoists and Police exchanged fire but no casualty has been reported.

October 18

Carrying out a combing operation against the CPI-Maoist ahead of the PACS elections in Nawada District the SFs defused five landmines planted by the Maoists in Hudhudwa forests in Nawada District of Bihar. The SFs also seized 40 meter cottage wire, 30 meter fuse wire, five detonators, and five pressure switch, besides large quantity of Maoist literature, from the spot.

October 21

'SFs during a search operation recovered two powerful cane bombs, weighting 20 kg each, and a 100 metre fuse wire from a CPI-Maoist hideout at Patthadiha locality in Bhimbandh forest of Munger District of Bihar.

October 25

'The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the house of one of their former cadre, a result of an ongoing rivalry among two different factions of LWE in Nawada village in Gaya District of Bihar. Around 30 to 35 cadres of CPI-Maoist came to Nawada village, and blew up the house of Bhola Yadav, their former colleague who had recently joined the TPC, a breakaway faction of the CPI-Maoist.

October 28

The Tirhut 'sub-zonal commander' of the CPI-Maoist, Ganesh Paswan alias Ganseh Bharti alias Mantriji alias Gautam, operating mainly in Muzaffarpur and Vaishali Districts for the last 12 years, was arrested along with three other Maoists, identified as Deep Lal Sahni, Shashi Ranjan and Krishna Nandan Das, from Meenapur Police Station area in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar. A 12 bore desi rifle, some ammunitions and levy collection receipts were recovered from his possession and, on his disclosure, the police subsequently raided different locations of the District on the same day, and seized 15 detonators, one desi pistol and a large quantity of Maoists' leaflets. Some of the explosives were recovered from the houses of two women and the Police are verifying their connection with the Maoists, if any. SSP Ranjit Kumar Mishra informed that the Maoist leader was mainly engaged in "levy" collection and it was on his direction that the Maoists used to attack those who failed to pay "levy" to the extremists.

November 13

Acting on intelligence inputs, the CRPF and Bihar Police personnel in a joint operation arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Raja Yadav, from Tarwadih village under Dumaria Police Station limits in Gaya District of Bihar. He was wanted in connection with three cases of Maoist violence in the District.

November 14

Bihar Police busted eight illegal gun factories in Rishikund forest under Bariyarpur Police Station limits of Munger District and arrested one person, identified as Rajaram Paswan, in connection with it. Paswan, who ran one of these eight factories, has been arrested while the owners of seven other units managed to flee. As many as 19 automatic pistols, two magazines, two crude bombs and a large quantity of equipments used for processing illicit weapons were seized from these factories. During interrogation, Paswan told the Police that Maoists had forced them to run the factories.

November 16

Days after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh cautioned that the CPI-Maoist is down but not out, the Maoists have claimed that what he said was right. CPI-Maoist's Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee (BJSAC) general secretary Rupeshji said their silence should not be mistaken for disenchantment of the militia with its ideology. "It could be a part of our strategy that we are not willing to waste our energy, forces and weapons, but an appropriate response will be given to the security forces if they continue with their repression," he said. Talking exclusively to Times of India on November 15, Rupeshji said though they have been facing difficulties in terms of repression by security forces and covert action of the state-sponsored armed intelligence groups, such actions have made the outfit even more determined. Citing a recent example of villagers in Madanpur area under Aurangabad district of Bihar, who blocked the National Highway (GT road) to protest against atrocities by CRPF personnel, the BJSAC chief said that such protests are going to be commonplace all over Jharkhand and Bihar. "Martyrdom of Kalawati Devi and Ramadhan Bhuinya, killed in police firing during the protest, will not be allowed to go waste and villagers are being trained to rise against the repression of security forces," he said, indicating towards Saranda, where a mass movement is being planned against the forceful eviction of villages to give mining rights to 19 private companies. "How long can the government succeed if the villagers themselves rise against them?" he argued.

November 17

The CPI-Maoist has introduced structural changes in their organization by introducing new committee with focus on the Jharkhand-Bihar region and dismantling an existing one. The formation of the East Bihar Eastern Jharkhand Special Area Committee (EBEJSAC) - to dominate four districts of Dumka, Godda, Pakur and Jamtara under Santhal Pargana division and Bhagalpur, Banka, Jamui Lakhisarai and Monghyr in Bihar - is part of the strategy adopted during the fourth central committee meeting of the CPI Maoists held in 2013.

November 21

CRPF personnel and Bihar Police, in a joint operation, arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Pintu Marandi (22) and Ganesh Ram (45), in Jamui District of Bihar. Laxmipur SHO Vivek Bharti said "The arrested persons were also involved in managing logistic supplies to the Maoists. They are being interrogated."

November 22

In a joint operation conducted, Bihar Police and CRPF arrested an alleged CPI-Maoist operative, identified as Ram Babu Prasad, from his house at Narayanpur village under Rajepur Police Station limits in East Champaran District of Bihar.

Bihar Police has launched anti-Naxal operation amid intelligence inputs that Maoists from Jharkhand were shifting base to the state to escape the security dragnet in the wake of impending state assembly polls there.

November 23

Eight suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist were arrested allegedly with a haul of arms and explosives from Sohati village in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.

Barely 24 hours after the arrest of eight CPI-Maoist cadres and recovery of 25 detonators under Deoria Police Station, about 45 Maoists retaliated by attacking the base camp of SP Singla Construction Company, a bridge construction company, engaged in building a bridge over river Gandak at Bangraghat under Sahebganj PS in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar and burnt five vehicles including three transit cement mixers, a JCB machine and a pick-up van.

November 27

District Police have succeeded in demolishing five mini gun factories being run under the patronage of the CPI-Maoist in the dense forest on Paisra hilltop under Dharhara Police Station in Munger District of Bihar, after continuous raids in the preceding 24 hours on the main hideouts of the Maoists under Dharhara and Bariarpur Police Stations. Eight skilled workers engaged in manufacturing the firearms including Md Anish, Md Iznamul Haque, Md Mahtab Alam, Md Wasim and Md Ali Azam were arrested at the site. 20 complete pistols and sixers, about 100 magazines, 12 base machines, 12 drilling machines, spring wires used in triggers, about two dozen razors, screw- drivers, hexa blades and steel plates were also seized by the Police.

November 29

Jamui Police of Bihar is preparing the sketches of all the active CPI-Maoist cadres hiding in the forest areas and hilly tracts. In order to avoid the arrest of innocent persons and ensure correct identity of the Maoists operating in and around Jamui District and the bordering Jharkhand, District Police is using skilled sketch-makers and experienced artists to prepare the sketches.

December 4

SFs recovered 10 IEDs, six SIM cards and as many pen drives from a CPI-Maoist hideout in Kumratali area of Munger District.

December 7

CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead Md Shabbir, a resident of Dumaria Police Station area of the Gaya District. The Maoists abducted the villager from his house located near the police camp in Chakarbandha on December 6.

December 16

Bihar Police arrested eight alleged CPI-Maoist cadres including four women, from Turki village in Muzaffarpur District and recovered six detonators, a pistol, some ammunition and Maoist literature from them.

December 25

Bihar Police arrested an alleged top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Gani Khan, on the basis of intelligence inputs, from Tandwa - Hariharganj road under Tandwa Police Station in Aurangabad District.

December 28

Bihar Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Ugan Koda, with arms from Chormara village under Barhat Police Station area in Jamui District.

December 31

Police arrested a gun-maker from Bihar and two PLFI linkmen from an SUV when they were allegedly returning after meeting Kolebera legislator Enos Ekka, lodged in Simdega jail since November, 2014 on charges of murdering a teacher.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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