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Seizure of AK series weapons from Munger in Bihar: NIA chargesheets arms trafficker

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Patna: NIA on Wednesday 2 June, filed supplementary charge-sheet before NIA Special Court here against an arms trafficker from Gaya district in Bihar.

The accused arms trafficker is Rajiv Kumar Singh @ Chunnu Singh S/o Mithilesh Prasad Singh, resident of Village-Tetar, falling under Polive Station Atri, in Gaya district of Bihar. He has been charged under Sections 120B read with 380 & 414 of IPC, Section 25 (1A), 25(1AA) & 26 of Arms Act and Section 39 of UA(P) Act 1967 (law for prevention of unlawful activities).

The case relates to recovery of three AK-47 weapons on the disclosure of charge-sheeted accused Shamsher Alam from the premises of Rizwana Begum. In this regard, an FIR (no. 323/2018) was registered against 26 accused and other unknown persons on 7 September 2018 at Muffasil Police Station in Munger district of Bihar.

NIA had re-registered the case as RC-31/2018/NIA/DLI dated 5 October 2018 and taken over the investigation. 14 accused persons have been chargesheeted by NIA earlier in the case.

Investigation has revealed that certain employees and ex-employees of Central Ordinance Depot (COD) at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh had conspired with a group of arms smugglers and had stolen a large number of AK series rifles, their parts and SLR’s from the sheds of COD, Jabalpur. The king-pin of the racket Purshottam Lal Rajak an ex armorer of COD had cannibalized serviceable parts from out of commission weapons and had manufactured functioning prohibited weapons such as AK-47. Twenty-two such AK-47 weapons have been recovered so far. These weapons stolen out of COD Jabalpur were then supplied to arms smugglers from Munger, Bihar which were then further supplied to naxals and criminals.

The chargesheeted accused Rajiv Kumar Singh is a close associate of chargesheeted accused Manjur Alam. He was an important link in the chain of supply of cannibalized weapons and used to receive the weapons from Manjur Alam and had supplied the same to naxals and criminals in Bihar and Jharkhand.

Red Terror: Who are the Maoists?

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After the dastardly ambush by the Maoist terrorists and the martyrdom of 22 security personnel in the Bijapur-Sukma forest area of Chhattisgarh on Saturday 3 April 2020, we in Newsroom24x7 felt it necessary to put in public domain a keynote address by late DM Mitra on the “Maoist Problem”. Mitra was a distinguished Police officer and an authority on Left Wing extremism and terrorism linked with the Maoists.

Who are the Maoists? Late DM Mitra, a top Police officer, addressed this question while delivering the keynote address at a symposium on the “Maoist Problem” organised jointly by the Madhya Pradesh Academy of Administration and Newsroom24x7 ten years ago – September 2011. The symposium was attended by top IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service officers along with officers posted in districts bordering Chhattisgarh.

Mitra, who had a background of exclusive research on Maoists with extensive field studies across the country, had given a comprehensive presentation on the genesis, spread and handling of Maoist violence. He had used the opportunity to clarify many wrong conceptions about Maoists. While nothing much can be done in about 16 per cent of areas in the so-called Red Corridor unless police restores the writ of the government in those areas by flushing the Maoists out, administration and democratic political space can be improved in the rest 84 per cent areas in order to prevent them from falling under Maoist influence, he had emphasised.

Mitra had also recommended strengthening of Government’s Agencies, Police’s Service and Defensive Capabilities and factors for Enabling Democratic Opportunities, including Education, Communication (Roads),Recruitment into Government and Livelihood.

“Genesis and Spread of Maoist Violence and Appropriate State Strategy to Handle it” a report, written by DM Mitra and published by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) in 2011, concluded ten years ago that the “Maoists are much different from the earlier naxalites and are known to have their presence in 21 States”. According to this report, the estimation of Maoist cadre strength across various parts of the country varied from 10,000, 15000 to as much as 25000. Similarly, geographical spread of Maoist activities was estimated over 190 districts with Maoist violence reported from 90 of the 627 districts in the country.

Maoists blast police vehicle in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra: 15 security personnel, 1 civilian killed

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Mumbai: Maoists, also called the naxalites, today inflicted huge casualties by blasting an improvised explosive device (IED) and killing at least 16 persons, including 15 members of the Quick Response Team (QRT) of Gadchiroli police and a driver, in the naxalite affected Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

The blast was triggered by the naxalites at Lendhari nullah in Kurkheda area of Gadchiroli.

Earlier on Wednesday, the naxalites indulged in large scale arson. They torched more than two-dozen vehicles belonging to a road contractor.

A vehicle carrying the security personnel, who were on their way to inspect the torching of vehicles by the naxalites was blown upat Lendhari nullah.

The core naxalite infested area streteches across three States – Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, Warangal, Khammam and Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh and Warangal, Khammam and Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh and districts of Bastar, Dantewada, Kanker, and Kondagaon in bastar Division of Chhattisgarh. In 1999, the Bastar district was divided into the present-day districts of Bastar, Dantewada, and Kanker, and in 2012 Kondagaon also became a district in Bastar Division. Bastar was one of the 16 Madhya Pradesh districts but afterthe formation of the state of Chhattisgarh, it has been divided into four separate districts.

Groups of extremists from across the inter-state border have used these districts as their refuge. They have used this territory to regroup, build their base, and recruit sympathisers and hardcore members of the naxal dalams. During the Telangana movement way back in the ‘50s of the last Century, their movement went undetected. There was of course one exception when in 1950-51, a picket of Bastar police from Bhopalpatnam police station had shot dead three extremists. Thereafter, the district remained free from extremist trouble till the beginning of the Naxalbari movement in West Bengal and its spread in other parts of the country. Since the ’90s the naxalites have been blasting their targets at will, more so in Chhattisgarh. The Greyhounds, a special police force of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, especially trained for anti-insurgency operations against the Naxalites and the Maoist terrorists, have registered remarkable success in keeping the Maoists under check in the two southern States.

Maoist terror attack: BJP MLA killed in landmine blast in Chattisgarh

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Dantevada (Chattisgarh): BJP MLA Bheem Mandavi, three security personal and a driver were killer in a landline blast triggered by Maoists (naxalite dalam) two days before polling for the parliament ary election.

In another terror attack in Kishtwar, J&K, terrorists on Tuesday attacked RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma inside a hospital, where. Sharma worked as medical assistant.

Sharma later succumbed to his injuries. His security guard, a J&K police officer, has been martyred in this terror attack.