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January 1

A tribal village priest, identified as Irma Kabasi (45), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Supalu village near Poteru in the Kalimela area of Malkangiri District.

BSF personnel and a group of Maoists exchanged fire in Biriguda forest under Boipariguda Police Station limits in Koraput District.

January 2

BSF and Narayanpatna Police personnel unearthed a CPI-Maoist dump in the Siriguda forest area of Koraput District.

January 5

Malkangiri District Police have sought additional central forces following the recent spurt in Maoist activities in the District.

January 6

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a contractor, identified as Sarat Subudhi, and injured another person, identified as Upendra Pandu, after branding them as 'police informers' at Balipeta village in Koraput District.

Farmers of Padia block in Malkangiri District are feeling the heat of Maoist violence as not a single agency has come forward to procure their paddy though the administration opened markets since December 26.

January 7

In order to boost the morale of the State Police personnel serving in Maoist-infested areas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured the State Government would give the Police personnel due recognition in shape of career advancement and other benefits.

January 9

A man and his son were killed inside a hut at Bagam village under Narayanpatna block in Koraput District.

January 10

Identifying the CPI-Maoist activities in Odisha as the single 'major challenge' for State Police, DGP Prakash Mishra asked the senior officers to act tough against the offenders.

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a villager in Jaguguda, 20 km from Bandhugaon Police Station limits of Koraput District.

January 11

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik asked the Police to intensify anti-CPI-Maoist operations in eight Districts of the State.

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an exchange of fire between the Maoists and BSF personnel in Ralegada panchayat area under Paparmetla Police Station, a cut off area of Balimela reservoir bordering Andhra Pradesh, in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

January 16

SF personnel arrested two persons from a forest in Kotagarh Police Station area in Kandhamal District of Odisha bordering Rayagada District following an encounter with the cadres of CPI-Maoist.

January 24

Two staff of a school, run by a private organisation have been kidnapped by CPI-Maoist cadres in Koraput District of Odisha.

January 26

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two persons, identified as Deba Sodi and Erma Banjarni of Silakota village under Padia Police Station area in Malkangiri District suspecting them as Police informers.

January 30

A contractor, identified as Samarendra Bisoi alias Tinku (28), was arrested on the charges of supplying explosives to CPI-Maoist by Kalimela Police in Malkangiri District.

January 31

The two abducted school teachers were rescued and four persons of a criminal gang which had resorted to the abduction in the name of CPI-Maoist cadres for extortion and ransom were arrested in Koraput District.

February 1

Police claimed to have arrested a senior CPI-Maoist leader close to central committee member Ramakrishna and who is allegedly involved in several attacks, including last year's ambush on a BSF convoy in which four personnel were killed.

February 5

A tribal activist of an NGO, identified as Sadanand Hantal (25), was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres in the cut-off area of Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri District.

February 6

Two landmines, one gun, medicines, two swords, banners and wires of Maoists were seized from Gumudaput jungle of Koraput District during joint combing operation by personnel of BSF and Bandhugaon Police Station.

February 11

Two landmines planted by CPI-Maoist were recovered during combing operation by the personnel of the CRPF from Nishikhal jungle under Tikiri Police Station limits in Rayagada District.

February 12

Two landmines planted by CPI-Maoist on a road passing through Muraliguda Forest under Motu Police Station limits in Malkangiri District were unearthed by personnel of BSF.

February 15

SFs exchanged fire with OMP cadres at Merikote reserve forest in Ganjam District during a combing operation.

Information gathered from two arrested cadres as well as proof from the camp of the OMP-led by Sabyasachi Panda inside Merikote reserve forest near Salimagochha under Badagada Police Station limits in Ganjam District hints that the outfit now has less than 10 members.

As per the details given by Ganjam District SP Ashis Kumar Singh regarding the successful operation on February 15, both the arrested OMP cadre were from Harichandanpur Police Station area of Keonjhar District and in their early 20s.

February 17

Two landmines weighing 20 kilograms and 15 kilograms each and three SBML guns were recovered in an anti-CPI-Maoist operation in the Nishikal area of Rayagada District.

February 21

One Maoist, identified as Damba Mallick alias Raju (42), a cadre of the Odisha Maobadi Party, was arrested by CRPF from Krupagadi village in Ganjam District.

February 23

CPI-Maoist Malkangiri Division appealed to the people of the District to boycott the upcoming General Elections protesting the Government's apathy towards the region.

February 26

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mangal Topno (40), was killed and two others were injured, one of them critically, in an exchange of fire with PLFI cadres along Odisha-Jharkhand border at Biramitrapur in Sundergarh District.

February 27

OMP 'chief', Sabyasachi Panda was injured in Ganjam District on February 15. The revelation came with the arrest of three female OMP cadres.

February 28

Fearing Maoists, contractors are not keen to take up an irrigation project, worth INR 30.3 million, at Karanjanala village in Muniguda block of Rayagada District.

March 2

SFs defused IEDs weighing 50 kg during an anti-Naxal operation in Rayagada District.

March 4

Two suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were killed during an encounter with SFs inside the forest under the Pottangi Police Station area of Koraput District.

March 5

Odisha has sought additional SF battalion to ensure free and fair Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections on April 10 and April 17, the state's CEO said.

March 8

Police arrested two women CPI-Maoist cadres, Hita Kendruka and Sangita Mandangiri, during a combing operation in Chintaguda forest under Koraput District.

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, Deva Padiami alias Sandhya (30), surrendered in Malkangiri District. Sandhya is the wife of Andhra Odisha Border State Zonal Committee chief strategist Anil Kumar, who was recently arrested in Koraput District. Sandhya carried a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head.

March 12

The CPI-Maoist cadres had an encounter with the SFs in Sukhakani Barhahad forest near Dangteka village of Sambalpur District. After the encounter the SFs also neutralised a Maoist camp and recovered various materials.

March 13

Wireless communication equipments of the CPI-Maoist were seized during an anti-Maoist operation in Malkangiri District.

March 15

The Odisha Police said it needs an additional 50 companies of Central Forces for the upcoming general - lower house of Indian Parliament - and State Assembly elections in Odisha and anti-Naxal forces will not to be used for the polls.

SFs following a joint two day long operation, busted a CPI-Maoist camp operating in the jungle under the Raighar Police Station in Nabarangpur District.

March 16

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sancharia Ganju alias Sushama (20) belonging to Ranchi District of Jharkhand, of Saranda 'sub-committee' of Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundergarh Division surrendered before Sambalpur District Police.

A week after the CPI-Maoist backed CMAS leader Nachika Linga announced his plan to surrender and join mainstream politics, the CPI-Maoist leadership in Koraput District have urged the tribals to disown his plan.

March 17

Four persons involved in supplying explosives, ammunition and medicines to OMP led by Sabyasachi Panda were arrested from Rahaguda forest in Sorada Police Station area of Ganjam District bordering Kandhamal District.

A secret CPI-Maoist camp operating in forest under Raighar Police Station limits near Chhattisgarh border in Nabarangpur District of south Odisha was neutralised by Security Forces following an exchange of fire along with seizure of explosives and arms.

A cache of arms and ammunition belonging to Sabyasachi Panda-led OMP were seized from number of dumps in border areas of Kandhamal and Ganjam Districts.

March 22

Fresh anti-poll posters put up by CPI-Maoist cadres have surfaced at Parsali panchayat office of Kalyansingpur block in Rayagada District leaving local leaders worried over the peaceful conduct of Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections in the State.

Gajapati District Police arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Kumuta Gamanga under R Udaygiri Police Station limits.

March 28

Two BSF personnel were injured when an IED, planted by CPI-Maoist in Malkangiri District of Odisha, exploded.

March 30

Ganjam District has a total of 2,856 booths of which 20 are sensitive due to CPI-Maoist activities and 541 because of political activities and rivalries, said Southern Range DIG Amitabh Thakur.

April 2

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed a tribal youth, identified as Raju Hantala, accusing him of being a Police informer at Ralegada village in Malkangiri District.

April 3

SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire at Gudguda forest under Meghapal panchayat of Sambalpur District.

April 5

Three more companies of CRPF were deployed in Gudguda forests under Meghapal panchayat in Sambalpur District following two recent encounters with CPI-Maoist cadres.

April 6

A Police patrol party narrowly survived two bomb blasts triggered by CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District of Odisha but two cows ended up dying.

March 31

Maoists entered the forest range office of Lakhanpur in Bargarh District and robbed two pistols from the office.

April 7

A group of CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze several road construction equipments worth INR 4 million after attacking a camp of a contractor at Lakhanpur in Bargarh District.

April 10

Barring a few stray incidents of violence, polling in 10 Lok Sabha and 70 Assembly constituencies in Odisha passed off by and large peacefully. A large number of people came out to vote defying the CPI-Maoist threat and the voters' turnout was provisionally put to be around 67 per cent.

In Koraput District, EVMs of two booths were allegedly snatched away by miscreants but polling was peaceful in Narayanpatna Block of the District.


The CPI-Maoist cadres have abducted a sarpanch and two former panchayat members in Malkangiri District.

April 13

A CPI-Maoist cadre identified as Purna Huluka was killed in an exchange of fire with Security Forces in Koraput District of Odisha.

April 14

A CPI-Maoist cadre was killed in an exchange of fire with Security Forces in Nuapada Districts of Odisha.

The female CPI-Maoist cadre killed in an exchange of fire with SF personnel inside Sunabeda sanctuary in Nuapada District on April 14 was identified as Jayanti, an armed cadre of Mainpur-Nuapada 'divisional committee' of the CPI-Maoist.

The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a BSF camp and triggered an explosion at Bhejangiwada under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District. A group of 60 to 70 heavily-armed Maoists surrounded the camp and fired from different directions.

April 17

Though there was peaceful re-polling in 15 booths in CPI-Maoist-hit Chitrakonda Assembly seat in Malkangiri District of Odisha, however no votes were cast in eight polling stations mostly due to Maoist fear.

April 21

CPI-Maoist cadres operating in Nuapada District had given a call for Nuapada bandh. Releasing a Press note, the 'spokesperson' of the Nuapada Divisional Committee stated that the Maoists are observing Nuapada bandh in protest against the recent killing of a woman Maoist cadre by the Police in Sunabeda.

April 23

Security personnel arrested two women cadres of CPI-Maoist from Dumasil village of Narayanpatna block in Koraput District.

BSF personnel seized three SBML guns, explosives and food materials from a cave in Kedupari forest near Maidalpur village of Papadahandi block in Nabarangpur District.

April 25

A PLFI - a splinter group of the CPI-Maoist - 'area commander', identified as Jaidhar Gope (29), was killed and another, Santu Bodaik (28), injured in an exchange of fire with Police around Nuagaon block in Sundargarh District.

April 27

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two civilians in Mathili of Malkangiri District.

A Maoist involved in several cases of violence, including murders, was arrested within Narayanpatna Police Station limits of Koraput District..

Death toll increases to three in the April 27 incident as Police confirms that three villagers were killed by CPI-Maoist cadres under Mathili Police Station limits in Malkangiri District.

May 1

Eight CPI-Maoist militias from Narayanpatna block in Koraput District surrendered before Police.

May 4

Explosive materials were seized by BSF personnel from secret dumps of CPI-Maoist in Lamtaput block of Koraput District.

May 5

Security operations against CPI-Maoist cadres are being carried out for the past four days with the support of Nayagarh District Police, especially in Harbhanga Police Station area.

A Sub-Inspector of Police, identified as Gaisilat M Kisko, was critically injured in a gun battle that took place between CPI-Maoist cadres and SOG personnel in a forest area near Mohanpalli under Jharbandh Police Station limits in Bargarh District.

May 8

BSF personnel seized a cache of explosives during a combing operation at Kusumput forest under Narayanpatna Police Station limits in Koraput District.

May 10

A group of CPI-Maoist cares attacked Tolo Goluru village under Pottangi Police Station limits in Koraput District and set ablaze four motorcycles and a tractor. Four persons, including the sarpanch are missing after the attack.

A woman Maoist surrendered in Koraput District. The woman Maoist identified as Jambo Mandingi alias Walsi (25) of Rajengipadar village under Narayanpatna Police limits was carrying INR 200,000 reward on her head.

May 12

CPI-Maoist cadres have killed two local tribal leaders, identified as Taudu Pateli, a former sarpanch and Baladaboi Simalu of Talagoluru village under Pottangi Police Station limits in Koraput District of Odisha alleging them to be Police informers.

May 13

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Purna Huluka alias Khatru was shot dead in an exchange of fire with DVF personnel in Narayanpatna in Koraput District of Odisha.

  May 13

Four PLFI cadres were injured in Police encounter at Talagada in Sundargarh District.

May 21

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres beat up Ganga Madhi to death at Kabasiguda village under the Kalimela Police limits in Malkangiri District.

Seven CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before Narayanpatna Police in Koraput District.

May 23

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Sandhaya alias Shivabati (20), who was carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on her head, surrendered before Police in Nabarangpur District.

May 24

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre was arrested and explosives were seized from him in Koraput District.

Baldaboi Pati, Sarpanch of Talaguluru panchayat under the Pottangi Police limits in Koraput District, submitted his resignation to the Pottangi BDO, as ordered by his Maoist abductors two weeks ago.

May 19

Sabyasachi Panda, the 'chief' of OMP, in a press release, announced the formation of a new united front of the Maoists called the Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist-Maoist (CPI-MLM). Panda is the 'general secretary' of the new formation. The united front has been forged between the OMP and the erstwhile CPI-ML (Janashakti)] and certain Maoist groups based in West Bengal.

May 25

A hardcore CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Samanta Guluduka was arrested from Pukura village under Chandrapur Police Station Limits of Rayagada District.

May 28

Around 30 armed CPI-Maoist cadres raided the worksite camp of a construction firm engaged in PMGSY at Kusumguda and Khambasi villages under Rayagada Police Station in Rayagada District and set ablaze heavy equipment and vehicles.

Two BSF personnel, an ASI and a trooper, were injured in a landmine blast carried out by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres in Malkangiri District.

June 1

A CPI-Maoist 'area commander', Mino Hikoka alias Bikas was arrested by SF during anti-Maoist operation in Muslimunda forests in Koraput District.

May 29

CPI-Maoist cadres from Basadhara-Ghumusar-Nagavali division set ablaze some vehicles in Khambesu village of Gumma gram panchayat under the Rayagada block of Rayagada District.

June 3

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a contractor, identified as Gopal Chetty Gandhi (40), in Sikarpie village of Rayagada District.

June 4

In a release issued in Telugu, Daya, a member of the AOBSZC and 'secretary' of Koraput-Srikakulam committee of the CPI-Maoist, has asked people in Narayanpatna to boycott Nachika Linga, 'president' of Narayanpatna-based CMAS, and support the PLGA instead to take forward their "struggle for justice".

June 6

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, each of whom with INR 100,000 reward on them, surrendered in Koraput District.

June 8

At least 12 CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Police in Koraput District of Odisha. All the surrendered Maoists were associated with Srikakulam-Koraput Divisional Committee under AOBSZC of the CPI-Maoist and they belonged to Narayanpatna of Koraput District.

June 10

A court in Koraput District of Odisha sentenced CPI-Maoist leader Chenda Bhusanam alias Ghasi to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in connection with possession of arms and attack on Policemen.

June 11

CRPF recovered two IEDs weighing 10 kilogram each from a forest in the Daitari mining belt of Keonjhar District in Odisha.

Three suspected CPI-Maoist cadres were arrested by SFs from Patrapalli area under Bisra Police Station limits in Sundargarh District of Odisha.

June 14

The Odisha Police arrested five suspects associated with the CPI-Maoist on the allegation of providing logistic support to the Maoists from Rairakhol in Sambalpur District.

June 16

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik admitted in the Odisha Assembly that the CPI-Maoist activities in the State increased from five Districts in 2000 to 19 Districts. The Chief Minister said parts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Koraput, Gajapati and Mayurbhanj Districts were considered Maoist affected in 2000. However, in the current scenario, parts of 19 Districts: Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Ganjam (including Berhampur Police District), Keonjhar, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Jajpur, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Balangir and Bargarh are considered to be affected by CPI-Maoist activities in varying intensities, he said. The Chief Minister, however, added no violence has been reported from Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Sundargarh, Deogarh and Nayagarh Districts since 2011.

June 19

The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a pickup van near Gadagada village, carrying rations to the CRPF camp located at Jamgaon in Nuapada District of Odisha.

BSF personnel arrested two hardcore Maoists, identified as Palu Wadeka and Rami Wadeka from Podapadar village under the Narayanpatna Police Station in Koraput District of Odisha.

June 22

A civilian was shot dead by CPI-Maoist cadres in Semiliguda block of Koraput District of Odisha. Around 15 armed Maoists dragged Saunta away from his home and shot him from close range, as he had motivated people to vote during the recently held elections in his area, while the Maoists had given call for poll boycott, his family members said. However, in a hand written letter left at the spot of murder, the Srikakulam-Koraput divisional committee of the CPI-Maoist alleged that the victim was a Police informer.

Six armed Maoists including two females surrendered before Police in Koraput District of Odisha. All of them were part of the SKDC under AOBSZC of the CPI-Maoist.

June 27

The Odisha Government demanded more funds and Central Forces for effectively combating the CPI-Maoist in the State. The demand was raised at the meeting of the Chief Secretaries and DGPs of 10 Maoist-affected States convened by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. Sources said Odisha demanded more funds under the Centrally-sponsored IAP and SRE schemes.

June 28

A CPI-Maoist cadre was injured in an encounter between Odisha Police and CPI-Maoist cadres that took place inside Kendrapaju-Kachapaju forests under Purunakataka Police Station limits of Boudh District.

June 30

An exchange of fire took place between Police and Maoists in the hilly areas under Chhendipada Police Station limits of Anugul District.

July 2

Eight CPI-Maoist cadres, belonging to 'Bandhugaon zonal committee' under the AOBSZC, surrendered before Koraput IG and SP in Koraput District.

July 6

Asserting that he would carry forward the work of his immediate predecessor Prakash Mishra, the newly appointed DG of Odisha Police Sanjeev Marik said containing CPI-Maoist menace would be his top priority.

July 8

CPI-Maoist cadres abducted and killed a civilian, identified as Madan Hantal (35), of Karanjuguda village under Malkangiri Village-79 (MV- 79) Police limits, suspecting him to be a Police informer in Malkangiri District.

July 11

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Bali Majhi, was arrested during a joint operation by DVF and CRPF on Hatiguma-Sikarpai road under Kalyansinghpur Police Station limits in Rayagada District.

July 14

The State Government has received INR 700 million under the 13th Finance Commission for establishment of three Police training institutions in Odisha.

July 17

BSF personnel seized four electronic detonators and four bundles of wire planted by CPI-Maoist to target the SFs on the route that connects Bhedaguda with Kumbahriput in Rayagada District, during a combing operation in the Bhedaguda forest under Bandhugaon Block in Koraput District.

Sabyasachi Panda, leader of OMP, was arrested during a Police raid at a hideout following intelligence inputs in Ganjam District.

July 18

An encounter between the CPI-Maoist and the SSF personnel took place during a combing operation in the Prabhasuni Reserve Forest in Deogarh District.

July 19

Sabyasachi Panda, the leader of OMP, has been granted 10-day Police custody by the Berhampur Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) in Ganjam District.

A woman CPI-Maoist 'assistant commander', identified as Sumitra Kuanr, who was carrying a bounty of INR 4,00,000 on her head, was arrested by Sambalpur District Police form Badabahal area of Sambalpur District.

July 20

CPI-MLM, the new outfit floated by OMP leader Sabyasachi Panda, dubbed the arrest of their top leader as "an act of cowardice" by Odisha Government. In a letter released to the media, leader of the CPI-MLM 'central committee', Shekhar claimed that Panda was a victim of conspiracy and betrayal.

July 21

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while replying to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray in Odisha Legislative Assembly said CPI-Maoist cadres have killed 435 persons, including 210 SFs and 235 civilians in the last 14 years, while the security personnel have eliminated 139 Maoists during the same period. The Chief Minister further said 119 civilians and 218 security personnel were also injured in Maoist violence.

July 22

As the CPI-Maoist started preparations to celebrate Martyrs' Week beginning from July 28, 2014, the Odisha Police and Central Forces are preparing themselves to face the challenge.

July 24

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Nandu Palia alias Jata alias Ranjit (14) and Ghanashyam Samad alias Makara alias Santosh (13), surrendered before the SP at Kalinga Nagar Police Station in Jajpur District.

Two Maoists, identified as Ranjit Palei (14) and Makara Samal (14), surrendered at Kalinganagar Police Station in Jajpur District.

July 25

Armed Maoists abducted four enrollers from an Aadhaar camp at Marigata village in Malkangiri District, and released them after about six hours with a warning to stop the enrolment process.

CPI-Maoist cadres killed two tribals, identified as Deba Padiami (30) and Ganga Madkami (45), suspecting them to be 'police informers', at Badliguda village under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District.

July 27

Around 12 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist allegedly killed a tribal civilian, identified as Kamana Kadraka (53), at Dasini village under Bandhugaon block in Koraput District suspecting him to be a Police informer.

Posters, seeking people's support, were found at Pottangi, Ampaballi and Nandapur in Koraput District, ahead of Martyrs' Week observed from July 28 to August 3 by Maoists.

July 28

Vehicular movement came to a grinding halt in Malkangiri District and in some parts of Koraput and Rayagada Districts on the first day of Martyrs' Week of the CPI-Maoist.

In order to contain the spread of Maoist activities in inter-state border and remote areas, Police has chalked out a plan to set up six new BSF camps in Malkangiri, Koraput and Rayagada Districts.

July 29

A tribal village head, identified as Bira Padiami, was killed and his wife critically injured when they accidentally stepped on an IED, planted allegedly by the CPI-Maoist, inside the forest near Darbhaguda village under Kalimela Police Station area in Malkangiri District.

With changes in Maoist scenario in south Odisha, restructuring of deployment of BSF personnel in the area is on the anvil. According to sources, there is no plan of deploying more BSF personnel for anti-Maoist operations in south Odisha. But their positioning may be changed as per recent needs.

The CAG in its latest reports says scrutiny of 41 cases of ex-gratia payment to civilians killed by Left Wing Extremists in two Districts of Koraput and Rayagada revealed that in 28 (68 per cent) cases, payment of ex gratia to families was made with delays ranging between 10 months and 28 months.

July 31

Around 15 armed cadres of the PLFI killed a rural businessman, identified as Sindhu Sagar Das (26), at Majhapada village under Raiboga Police Station limits in Sundargarh District.

August 2

SFs arrested a local CPI-Maoist 'commander', identified as Katru Tadingi (30), under Burgi Police Station limits of Narayanpatna from Koraput District.

A group of tribals under the banner of 'Malkangiri Adivasi Sangh' [Malkangiri Tribal Association] launched a poster campaign against the CPI-Maoist in Malkangiri District condemning killing of tribals by the Maoists.

August 4

Maoists have put up posters and banners in Koraput District warning timber mafia against felling of trees in the District.

August 5

A CPI-Maoist leader, identified as Bhima alias Rushi Sodhi, who was carrying a reward of INR 4,00,000 on his head, surrendered with his wife, identified as Nangi Kunjami, before the Police in Malkangiri District.

August 10

The CPI-Maoist cadres along with their hundreds of supporters assembled in the thick forests of Marigeta in Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District and urged the villagers to cooperate during the observation of Black Day on August 15.

August 12

A BSF team, acting on a tip-off from the intelligence wing of the 33 Battalion at Malkangiri Village (MV)-88, arrested a hardcore CPI-Maoist, identified as Singa Kotam, during a combing operation in the nearby forest area at Tagorkota village under Motu Police Station limits in Malkangiri District.

August 13

The Maoists warned the State Government against going ahead with the Gurupriya Setu (Bridge) in Malkangiri District.

August 14

A group of BSF troopers and Odisha Police personnel escaped a blast of an IED planted by CPI-Maoist cadres near Telarai square on Kalimela-Motu road of Malkangiri District.

August 15

CPI-Maoist cadres killed a SPO, identified as N Munda, at Bandhagaon near Rourkela in Sundergarh District. They also left a black flag near his body.

August 21

A tiffin bomb weighing five kilogram has been found from the official residence premise of Machhkund Police IIC, BK Routray, in Koraput District. Earlier the CPI-Maoist had threatened to kill the IIC.

August 25 The CPI-Maoist cadres killed Gutta, a tribal villager, in Namkonda village under the Kalimela Police Station in Malkangiri District.
September 3

A joint team of Malkangiri and Koraput Police busted a CPI-Maoist camp near Majhiguda under the Boipariguda Police Station limits in Koraput District of Odisha. Police conducted search operations in the area and found a SLR and a .303 pistol from the camp.

The Berhampur SDJM court (Odisha) rejected petitions of Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda requesting permission to write from jail for publications as well as to donate his body parts.

September 4

In an anti-Maoist operation, the 189 Battalion CRPF team led by its Commander Tapan Pattnaik neutralized a Maoist hideout near Khuripani and Saapmund village in the Gandharmardan reserve forest area in Balangir District of Odisha, and seized huge amounts of explosives from the spot. During the search, the team found a hidden steel box containing explosive materials including 360 numbers of gelatine sticks weighing 45 kg and 30 electric detonators.

September 5

The CPI-Maoist cadres allegedly killed a former home guard, identified as Sarat Khora (30), suspecting him to be a 'Police informer', in Panasput village in the cut-off area across Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri District of Odisha. About two days ago, the Maoists visited the village and asked Khora to accompany them on the pretext of having some discussion and subsequently his body was found lying in a pool of blood in a forested area near the village.

September 10

A Police officer sustained injury during an exchange of fire between SFs and the cadres of the CPI-Maoist that occurred near the Barimunda area bordering Ganjam, Gajapati and Kandhamal Districts of Odisha, during a joint combing operation made by the Police officials of the three Districts. Police seized a pistol, 30 rounds of cartridges and other items used for making tent houses in forests.

September 11

Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist, wanted in an encounter case under the K. Bolang Police Station limits in Sundargarh District of Odisha, surrendered before the Police in the Rourkela Police Headquarters in the District. The surrendered Maoists have been identified as Samir Munda alias Jarka (20), Salmon Tapno alias Jedgo Munda (25), Namjan Munda (20) and Munika Surin alias Munda (18) and were operating mainly in the Saranda forest area of Odisha-Jharkhand border.

September 12

The September 10 encounter between SFs and CPI-Maoist in Barimunda forest along Ganjam-Kandhamal border of Odisha and seizure of literature in Telugu hinted at presence of Bansadhara division of CPI-Maoist cadres in the region. Police suspect the division is trying to strengthen its base in the border areas after the arrest of Odisha Maovadi Party leader Sabyasachi Panda from Berhampur on July 17. The Andhra cadres were reportedly active in Rayagada and Ganjam Districts.

BSF personnel recovered three live landmines, weighing around 10 kilograms each, suspected to be planted by the CPI-Maoist cadres, from Boipariguda-Gupteswar road in Koraput District of Odisha. Police said the security personnel spotted the landmines during regular combing operation and set them off on the spot as it was not possible to bring back the landmines.

September 13

The CPI-Maoist has put up large number of posters in Koraput District of Odisha, demanding a halt to counter-insurgency operations and condemning alleged Police excesses against tribals. Police seized a few hand-written posters pasted by Srikakulam-Koraput 'divisional committee' of the CPI-Maoist from Damanjodi.

Thousands of tribals led by Vijay Laxmi, 'commander' of the Korukonda Dalam of the CPI-Maoist, gathered in Ralegada forest in the cut-off region of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha on the AOB. Senior Maoist leaders from outside Odisha participated in the 'Prajameli, where the Maoists are observing a 'Prisoners of State Sympathy Week' in the Ralegada forest since September 13. The meeting is said to have been held for over four hours, nearly 1,000 tribals from around 30 villages, besides 140-150 Maoists participated.

September 16

Members of tribal organisation LSM from Surada area of Ganjam District of Odisha held demonstration in front of office of DIG of Police, southern range, in the city, to protest against alleged harassment of innocent tribals and dalits by Police in the name of anti-Maoist measures. The CPI-ML-New Democracy expressed its solidarity to this agitation.

September 17

One CPI-Maoist cadre was killed during an encounter inside Pujariguda forests under Badadural Panchayat in Malkangiri District of Odisha. The DGP Sanjeev Marik has confirmed the death of the Maoist in the encounter and said a carbine and an ordinary 303 rifle have been seized from the spot.

September 18

The Supreme Court granted bail to OJM leader Sangram Mohanty, son of Dandapani Mohanty, in as many as eight criminal cases filed by the Odisha Police for his alleged links with CPI-Maoist. Reprimanding the State Government, the 'apex court' even threatened to proceed with perjury for filing false affidavit.

September 21

An exchange of fire occurred between the personnel of SOG and District Police and the cadres of CPI-Maoist when a secret Maoist camp was busted in the forest area of Balandapada near Bursingh village under the Gochhapada Police Station area in Kandhamal District of Odisha. Three country-made guns, one revolver, a bag full of medicines, food materials and other goods of Maoist use left behind by the Maoists, were seized by the SF personnel.

September 20-21

About 30 to 32 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist conducted meetings with the villagers at Jangidiri village of Ramjori Gram Panchayat under Lathikata block in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The Maoists reportedly asked village youths to join their camp for the benefit of their villages and threatened them of dire consequences if they inform about their presence to the Police.

September 25

Four CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Sanjay Beshra, Mansukh Kandulna, Jena Munda and a female cadre Lucia Munda, surrendered before Rourkela Police in Bonai sub-division in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Beshra hails from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, while the rest three belong to Koida and K. Balang in the sub-division under Rourkela Police District. All the insurgents were armed cadres and had quit the outfit a couple of years ago. They were living in hiding. They were displeased with senior Maoist members who indulged in mindless violence, criminal activities and sexual and mental exploitation of female cadres.

September 26

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed Jeevan Patnaik (55), a Congress leader and resident of Sunki in the Pottangi area of Koraput District of Odisha.

September 28

Police arrested an alleged woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Basanti Barla, at Reamal in Deogarh District of Odisha. "We suspect her to be a member of the CPI (Maoist). However, we are yet to establish her links with extremists," SP in-charge of Deogarh District Akhilesh Singh said.

September 29

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal man, identified as Munna Madhi (21), by slitting his throat after accusing him of being a 'Police informer' at Irbanpali village in the Padia area of Malkangiri District of Odisha. Two armed rebels dragged Madhi from his home at Irbanpali village and killed him by slitting his throat with a sharp weapon.

September 30

A top CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Mahesh alias Singa Kattami (25) of Tagoorkota village under Motu Police Station, was arrested by a joint team of the BSF and the Odisha Police during a search operation in the Sudhakonda area in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Kattami, carrying a cash reward of INR 100,000 on his head, was a cadre of the Podia LOS and was engaged in the protection of CPI-Maoist's Malkangiri division 'secretary' Uday.

October 2

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as, Laxman Pujari (25) and Chaitanya Harijan, surrendered before the BSF Deputy Inspector General K.V. Raghavacharyulu at its Sector Headquarters in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Pujari and Harijan, natives of Luler village under Mathili Police Station limits, were the members of CPI-Maoist Darbha division operating in Odisha-Chhattisgarh border and were working for Sunadhar, ACM of the CPI-Maoist Darbha Division, and also indulged in extortion of money, providing logistic support for conducting public meetings, distribution of banners and pamphlets in the area.

October 5

A tribal village head or peda, identified as Kalmu Penta (52), was killed by cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the Malkangiri District of Odisha, suspecting him to be a 'Police informer'. According to the anti-Naxalite cell in the District, some rebels had reached the house of Penta in the Potteru Basti area of Mangipalli village in the night of October 4, and forcefully took him with them. Later they had shot him from close range and the bullet-ridden body of Penta was found near a hillock on the outskirts of Mangipalli village under Malkangiri Village 79 (MV79) Police Station limits of the District.

October 11

As many as four CPI-Maoist cadres, who were involved in various acts of violence in Odisha-Jharkhand bordering areas of Saranda forests surrendered before Rourkela SP A Singh in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The surrendered Maoists were identified as Jakrius Munda of Jhirpani under Koira Police Station and Harun Munda of Banko under K Bolanga Police Station, both in Sundargarh District; Jagdish Naik of Thalokbad under Chhatragara Police Station and Baiga Gagaria of Nuagaon under Jaraikela Police Station, both in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. Jakrius, Harun and Jagdish were part of the Anmol group, while Baig was part of the Madhusudan Tarpat group of the CPI-Maoist. Jakrius, carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head, had joined Maoist camp in 2010 after being forced by his maternal uncle Gunga Munda, an active Maoist leader, was involved in many violent activities in May 2012 in Odisha and Jharkhand. Harun, who had joined the Maoist cadre in 2011, was also carrying a reward of INR 100,000 on his head. Jagdish had joined the Maoist camp in 2009 while Baiga became a Maoist in 2010. They all left rebel camp being frustrated with Maoist activities.

October 20

'A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Haribandhu Kadraka, was arrested at Sarapally under Muniguda Police Station limits in Rayagada District of Odisha. Police also recovered three electric detonators, a tiffin bomb, three IED, three live cartridge of 7.62 mm (SLR) and two Maoist banners and huge electric wires from him. At least 11 criminal cases are pending against him under Muniguda Police Station.

October 21

'Two PMGSY workers of tribal-dominated Nagira village under Pallahara gram panchayat in Angul District of Odisha were abducted by suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist. The abductees were identified as Amarendra Sahoo and Hemant Swain, and they were working as labourers under SK Agrawal, a contractor.

October 22

'A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Santara Dehuri alias Sanju (26), was arrested by the CRPF personnel from Taparasingha village under Jujumura Police Station limits in Sambalpur District of Odisha.

October 23

'SOG personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire for about 10 minutes at Beherakhai village under the Saintla Police Station in Balangir District of Odisha. According to information, some Maoists suddenly opened fire at the SOG personnel resulting in the exchange of fire while the latter were on a patrolling operation near the village under the Tikhari Reserve Forest area. Exchange of fire continued before the Maoists fled from the spot. Police seized detonators, solar lights with battery charger wires, Maoist literatures and daily consumable items, including cooking food, from the spot.

October 24

'BSF personnel busted a Maoist camp in Sishaguda forest under Khairput block in Malkangiri District of Odisha and recovered a huge cache of explosives from the ultras' hideout. The BSF personnel while conducting a search operation found the hideout and recovered 200 explosives, 15 kg gelatin, 100 detonators and tiffin bombs.

'The East Division Committee of the CPI-Maoist in Odisha has called for a bandh on October 30 to protest the lynching of three of their armed cadres by tribals, East Division 'secretary' Kailasam told some media persons on the phone. Earlier the Maoists had killed Gemmeli Sanjeeva Rao of Veeravaram village of Chintapalli mandal of Vishakhapatnam District and were abducting another person, Jaggam Dora Simhachalam, a religious preacher, when they were attacked by hundreds of tribals, who killed three Maoists - Sindri Chinna Ranga Rao alias Sarat, Palasa Ganapati and Korra Nageswara Rao on the night of October 19.

October 25

'Five CPI-Maoist cadres, including four women, surrendered before ASP, Bonai, RB Panigrahi, at K Bolanga Police Station in Sundargarh District of Odisha. The Maoists have been identified as Sukramani Tarkat alias Sunita, Mamata Bodra, Chaitu Tarkata, Merry Munda and Gouri Naik.

October 28

Nachika Linga, the leader of the CMAS of Narayanpatna block, a CPI-Maoist front organization, who was in the most-wanted list of both Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Police, surrendered at Bhaliaput village before a Police team led by the Inspector in Charge of Narayanpatna Police Station in Koraput District of Odisha, in the presence of some local elected panchayat representatives of Narayanpatna block. Nachika was arrested after his surrender. IG of south west range, Yashwant Jethwa said, "He was arrested after his surrender." Nachika has around 43 cases pending against him in Koraput District, including that of murder, murder attempt and instigation of violence. He had 33 non-bailable warrants against him. Apart from this, he also has cases pending against him in Police Stations of Parvatipuram area of Andhra Pradesh. According to Jethwa, Nachika would be sent to court on October 29.

October 30

The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal youth in Malkangiri District of Odisha, suspecting him to be a 'Police informer'. According to reports, a group of 10 to 15 Maoists reached Panimetala village in the night of October 29 and abducted Bhima Madhi (27), whose bullet-ridden body was found lying on the main road near MPV-31 village by the villagers. The villagers also found two Maoists posters near the body. While one poster said that Bhima was killed for being a 'Police informer', the other poster was on the call for a Malkangiri Bandh on October 30, to protest the killing of three Maoists by tribals at Biravaram village on the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh Border on October 19.

November 1

A CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Singa Katami alias Mahesh, allegedly involved in several violent incidents was arrested during combing operations by SFs in Sudhakonda forest in MV-79 in Malkangiri District of Odisha. Mahesh had joined the CPI-Maoist in 2009 and had been working under Kalimela Dalam. He functioned as a bodyguard of Maoist leader Uday and was involved in a number of Maoist acts including a major encounter with SFs at Tentulipadar in 2011 and Janiguda BSF ambush in 2012.

November 6

Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a tribal village headman, identified as Radhaya Sirika (60), in Siriguda village under Narayanpatna block in Koraput District of Odisha. Though the modus operandi of the killing is similar to that of Maoists, Police are yet to confirm their involvement. "The assailants slit the throat of the victim with a sharp-edged weapon. No Maoist poster or banner was found near the body," SP Charan Singh Meena said. Police claimed the deceased was never a 'Police informer' and he might have been killed for some other reason. "The reason behind the killing will be known once we complete our inquiry," he added.

November 8

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Binaprava Meksima Kullus (32), surrendered before the Rourkela Police in Sundargarh District of Odisha. Addressing a Press meet, Rourkela ASP Santosh Kumar Mohanty and Mahila Police Station IIC Prativa Majhi informed that Kullus, a resident of Dahichor under Gurundia block of the District, had fallen in love with one Suria about four months ago. Suria had promised her to marry and she had eloped with him, but she had no idea that Suria is a Maoist cadre. Suria engaged her in Maoist activities. After she became sick, she fled from the Maoist organisation and surrendered before the Police.

The 24-hour bandh call given by Maoists evoked mixed response in Malkangiri District of Odisha. "Though Malkangiri comes under Dandakaranya region, the bandh failed to evoke any response here," said a source at Malkangiri. However, Maoist posters in huge numbers were spotted in interior pockets of Mathili block, which shares border with Chhattisgarh. The posters urged locals to cooperate during the bandh period. The Maoists had dug Kiang-Udaigiri road under Mathili Police Station limits at several places to restrict movement of vehicles. Police said security arrangements were enhanced in view of the bandh call and no untoward incident was reported. "As Mathili comes under operational area of the DKSZC, the guerillas damaged an interior road," Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said.

November 13

The cadres of the CPI-Maoist belonging to the Srikakulam-Koraput Division, reportedly damaged a private guesthouse of a granite company at Pedapadu village under Pottangi block in Koraput District of Odisha. They used a JCB machine of the company to pull down the structure. Expect for the watchman, no one was present in the guesthouse, Police said. According to posters found from the spot, the attack was in protest against establishment of a BSF camp in the area. "There is no proposal to set up a BSF camp at Pedapadu. The Maoists did it to create panic among people," IGP (south-western range) Y K Jethwa said.

Defying the Maoist threat, hundreds of tribals from the cut-off areas in Malkangiri District of Odisha, for the first time, arrived at the District headquarters town, and submitted an 11-point charter of demands to the collector demanding developmental work in their area. According to reports, the tribals from Panasput, Andrapali and Jodambara panchayats arrived at Hatapadia after crossing the Balimela reservoir in four special motor launches. From there, the tribals, led by Panasput sarpanch Arjun Hantal and former sarpanch Ghasi Khara, took out a rally to Malkangiri town. Later, the tribal delegation met the District Collector B Prasant Reddy and SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra and submitted the memorandum.

November 14

Suspecting that extensive illegal hemp cultivation in some parts of the State is benefiting Maoist organisations, the Odisha Police have taken steps to destroy these cultivations and initiate criminal proceedings against land owners who are allowing the cultivation of hemp on their land. "We suspect the Maoist organisations are encouraging hemp cultivations in certain Districts of the State and are reaping rich dividends by this illegal trade", said Odisha DGP Sanjiv Marik in Cuttack District on November 14. Sources said in 2011-12 nearly 1575 acres of hemp cultivations were destroyed by the Police in the State and in the following year 1305 acres were in target. However, after forming a multi-agency squad comprising excise, revenue and forest officials, the State Police were able to destroy 3523 acres of hemp cultivations in the year 2013-14.

November 18

The BSF personnel diffused two landmines along the Boipariguda-Malkangiri road in Koraput District of Odisha. "The Maoists had planted the two powerful landmines, weighing around 10 kg each to target the BSF personnel," said Boipariguda IIC Ashok Mohapatra.

November 19

Around 25 CPI-Maoist cadres, including female cadres, set on fire an excavator at Chulabhat area in Nuapada District of Odisha.

The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a culvert on the road connecting Potora with Dharambandha in Nuapada District of Odisha. One Budhuram Paharia, who identified himself as spokesman of 'Nuapada Maoist Division', called up some media persons in the District the next day and informed them that the violence was a part of the bandh called by them in the District on November 19. The bandh call had no impact in the morning.

November 20

Five CPI-Maoist cadres, including a woman Maoist, surrendered before Rourkela Police in Sundargarh District of Odisha, as they were disillusioned with the activities of the Maoists. The five Maoists were identified as Jeetan Bari (24), who carried a cash reward of INR 100,000 on his head, Chamu Munda alias Arjun (27), Kanhu Bora (24) Mangu Bandra (23) and Sukimati Gagarai alias Shilpa (22).

November 21

The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak while answering a question in Odisha State Assembly said there are as many as 1,647 posts of doctor, which is 34.02 per cent of the sanctioned strength, vacant in Odisha.

November 22

Andhra Pradesh Police found a camp of CPI-Maoist at Golluru on the border with Koraput District in Odisha and Vizianagaram District in Andhra Pradesh.

November 27

An active member of Kalimela Dalam of the CPI-Maoist, identified as Maka Beti (36), surrendered before Police in Malkangiri District of Odisha.

December 3

A temporary camp of the PLFI was dismantled by Bisra Police at Parbinga hill near Gunjor in the bordering Nuagaon block of Sundargarh District. A PLFI cadre identified as Kaleswar Bhuiyan alias Chhotu (19) was also arrested from the spot.

December 5

A woman CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Rina Jamuda, surrendered before Keonjhar SP Kavita Jalan. She was working in the Maoist organisation since 2009.

A former sarpanch of Sundargarh District, Rabi Pradhan, was attacked by cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Mohulpada under Bonai sub-division.

December 6

Two armed woman cadres who were a part of the Maoist group involved in the attack on Rabi Pradhan, surrendered before the Rourkela police and 19th battalion of CRPF. After attacking Pradhan, Maoists fled from the scene but the two women stayed back and surrendered. They had attacked Pradhan on December 5.

December 7

BSF and CRPF have sought improvement of 18 critical roads in LWE-affected pockets in Odisha. Of the 12 road projects, the BSF wants the Odisha government to take up seven roads in Koraput District alone. Similarly, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur Districts have three and two such road projects, respectively. The CRPF has suggested development of six road projects in Nuapada, Kalahandi, Keonjhar and Sundargarh Districts.

December 8

Five CPI-Maoist cadres surrendered before the Security Force personnel at Bonai in Sundargarh District.

The Additional District Sessions Judge in Gajapati District freed four persons accused of being CPI-Maoist cadres, who were arrested from the Bhaliagada forest under Gajapati District's Mohana block on November 19, 2012, due to lack of evidence.

December 9

The PLGA Week, which was being observed by Maoists in Malkangiri and Koraput Districts from December 2 to 8 ended with no big unwanted happenings.

December 16

Four CPI-Maoist camps were destroyed in Telan reserve forest under Urladani gram panchayat of Kalahandi District, while about 40 Maoists including a 'central committee member' Jingu Narasimha Reddy alias Jampanna escaped after exchanging fire with the Police.

December 19

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Budra Podiami alias Budra and Irma Kawasi alias Irma, were arrested by BSF personnel and Malkangiri Police from Pithakonda forest under Kalimela Police Station limits of Malkangiri District.

A civilian, identified as Tarun Biswas, was killed by CPI-Maoist cadres at Chitrangpalli village under Kalimela Police Station limits in Malkangiri District.

As the Maoists are killing more and more civilians, the State Government has decided to urge the Centre to provide two more battalions of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) and two more choppers to tackle the menace. Chief Secretary GC Pati chaired a Unified Command Meeting to take stock of the situation of Maoist violence.

December 22

Two CPI-Maoist cadres, identified as Ram Say Samad (25) and Anu Champia (22), surrendered before Rourkela Police in Sundergarh District..

December 28

The CRPF and SOG personnel seized a huge cache of arms and explosives from a CPI-Maoist camp after an exchange of fire with the Maoists atop a hill in Harishankar area of Bolangir District of Odisha.

BSF personnel put up posters of a top Maoist leader, identified as Gananath alias Ramana, in remote areas of Koraput District. The Maoist 'central committee secretary' is believed to be hiding in Boipariguda forest.

December 30

During a combined operation, the SOG and the DVF arrested two CPI-Maoist cadres from the Naktideul area in Sambalpur District.

Four armed Maoist cadres, Rajesh Topno alias Sudhir (35), Kumari Anita Kandulna (20), Mann Kumar Bagta (20) and Anil Soren alias Sau (16), who were active on the Gurundia border area adjoining Deogarh and Sambalpur Districts, surrendered before SP Anirudha Kumar Singh and 19th Battalion CRPF Commandant Himansu Kumar in Rourkela in Sundargarh District.

Two CPI-Maoist cadres identified as Sanjit Munda (18) alias Ramesh and Biswanath Bagta (19) alias Akash were arrested during a Special Operation by SFs in Naktideula area of Sambalpur District.

December 31

A CPI-Maoist 'section commander' Binod Ekka alias Alnet of West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand surrendered before the Deogarh District SP Ashis Kumar Singh.

Source:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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