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Hostage crisis ends in Bastar: Maoists kill a villager and free all remaining hostages

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Dantewada in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh State: Maoists, alos called the naxalites, use children to make such barriers to collect toll on highways.
Dantewada in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh State: Maoists, alos called the naxalites, use children to make such barriers to collect toll on highways.

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh): The hostage crisis in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh ended late on Saturday but not before one of the villagers abducted had been killed by the Maoists in Sukma district bordering Dantewada where Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a couple of programmes earlier during the day.

sukma-dantewadaAccording to the Bastar range IG of Police, a Jan Adalat (people’s court) was organised by the Maoists in the forests of Sukma district after they took the villagers hostage. In that area, the Maoists have given a call for boycott of all development related activities.

The abduction of villagers by the naxalites today acquires significance as it coincided with the Prime Minister’s Dantewada visit.

Maoists kidnap 400 villagers going to attend Modi’s function in Dantewada

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A tribal family in a Dantewada village
A tribal family in a Dantewada village

Dantewada: Maoists had kidnapped about 400 villagers going to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public function in Dantewada district in Chattisgarh today, according to unconfirmed reports.

Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh later told a section of the media that at least 200 villagers had been abducted by the Maoists and negotiations were on to secure their release..

Dantewada in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh State: Maoists, alos called the naxalites, use children to make such barriers to collect toll on highways.
Dantewada in Bastar area of Chhattisgarh State: Maoists, alos called the naxalites, use children to make such barriers to collect toll on highways.

Modi had several programmes lined up, including the inauguration of two development related projects, and the Maoists had given a call to the villagers to boycott these events.

The villagers were taken hostage in Tongpal near Jiram Valley, where the Maoists had ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders and massacred them just before the last Assembly election in 2013.

Chhattisgarh hit by a series of Maoist attacks, 5 security personnel killed in latest incident

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DantewadaRaipur: Moists carried out their third terrorist attack in as many days on Monday when they blew up a mine sweeping vehicle and killed five security personnel in Dantewada district in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh State in Central India.

In today’s incident, at least seven security personnel have been injured.

Yesterday, in another attack, the Maoists also called naxalites, had killed a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan near Pakhanjur in Kanker district, which is also in the Bastar region.

Two days ago, on saturday, seven security personnel, belonging to the highly motivated Special Task Force (STF), were killed in Sukma district of Bastar. On Snday, the naxalites had also burnt one-and-half dozen vehicles carrying iron ore from a mining site in Kanker.

Chhattisgarh Chief minister Raman Singh, who has come under attack from the main opposition Congress for failing to curb the Maoist menace has condemned the naxalites.

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Maoists ambush and kill 7 policemen in South Bastar

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sukmaRaipur (Central India): Maoist ambushed and killed seven policemen and wounded over a dozen others in the remote Sukma forests of the newly formed, southernmost Sukma district in South Bastar Region of Chhattisgarh on Saturday

The security personnel were on a beat march when they were ambushed by the Maoists, who are still called the naxalites by the local people.

According to reports a senior police officer in-charge of anti-naxalite operations has said that seven security forces have been killed and 10 others have been injured in the encounter that took place in Sukma region. Security and rescue operations have been adversely affected due to the terrain and bad weather another police officer said.