Communist Party of India (Maoist)
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|Communist Party of India (Maoist)|
Logo of Communist Party of India (Maoist)
|Leader(s)||Muppala Lakshmana Rao|
Under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act designated as terrorist organisation by the Government of India|
Template:Country data Madhya Pradesh Designated as Unlawful Association by the Madhya Pradesh government
Template:Country data Andhra Pradesh Designated as Unlawful Association by the Andhra Pradesh government
Designated as Unlawful Association by the Chhattisgarh government
|Size||10,000–20,000 operatives (2010)|
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) is an underground political party in India which aims to overthrow the government of India through people's war. It was founded on 21 September 2004, through the merger of the Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) People's War (People's War Group), and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI). The merger was announced on 14 October the same year. In the merger a provisional central committee was constituted, with the erstwhile People's War Group leader Muppala Lakshmana Rao, alias "Ganapathi", as general secretary.
The present draft document has been finalised by Joint CC of the erstwhile CPI (ML)[PW] and the MCCI in September 2004 after extensive discussions. Five draft documents were prepared after intense discussions in a series of bilateral meetings held between the high-level delegations of the two erstwhile parties between February 2003 and September 2004. The Joint CC meeting deeply studied these five draft documents, freely exchanged the rich experiences acquired through the revolutionary practice during the past three decades and more, and arrived at a common understanding on several vexed questions confronting the Indian revolution in the backdrop of the international developments.
The present document – Party Constitution – is the synthesis of all the positive points in the documents of the two erstwhile parties, as well as their experiences in the course of waging the people’s war, fighting against revisionism, and right and left opportunist trends in the Indian and international communist movement, and building a stable and consistent revolutionary movement in various parts of the country.
They claim to be fighting for the rights of the tribes in the forest belt around central India-Chattisgharh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharastra, and West Bengal. New organizational expansion has been reported in Uttarakhand, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. That region contains deposits of minerals which are of interest to mining companies like Tata and Essar.
Naxals have been charged by the government with running an extortion economy in the guise of a popular revolution, extorting vast amounts of money from local branches of mining companies and other businesses. They have been involved in several cases of blowing up schools and railway tracks, and accused of keeping the areas under their control away from modernity and development, typically the uneducated rural populace.
In 2006, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh referred to the Naxalites as "the single biggest internal security challenge ever faced by our country." The Indian government, led by the United Progressive Alliance, banned the CPI (Maoist) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) as a terrorist organisation on 22 June 2009. As of June 2010, the Indian government has identified 83 districts in nine states as "Naxal-hit".
- 1 Ideology
- 2 Location
- 3 Organization
- 4 Strategy
- 5 Funding
- 6 Legal status
- 7 Controversies
- 8 International connections
- 9 Timeline of incidents
- 10 See also
- 11 References
- 12 External links
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According to the South Asia Terrorism Portal, the two factions of the Party adhered to differing strands of communism prior to their 2004 merger, although "both organizations shared their belief in the 'annihilation of class enemies' and in extreme violence as a means to secure organizational goals." The People's War Group (PWG) maintained a Marxist-Leninist stance, while the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) took a Maoist stance. After the merger, the PWG secretary of Andhra Pradesh announced that the newly formed CPI-Maoist would follow Marxism-Leninism-Maoism as its "ideological basis guiding its thinking in all spheres of its activities." Included in this ideology is a commitment to "protracted armed struggle" to undermine and to seize power from the state.
The ideology of the party is contained in a "Party Programme." In the document, the Maoists denounce globalisation as a war on the people by market fundamentalists and the caste system as a form of social oppression.
The Communist Party of India (Maoist) claim that they are conducting a "people's war", a strategic approach developed by Mao Zedong during the guerrilla warfare phase of the Communist Party of China. Their eventual objective is to install a "people’s government" via a New Democratic Revolution.
Views on Islamic upsurge
The CPI (Maoist) views Islamic upsurge as a struggle towards national liberation against imperialism, rather than as a clash of civilisations, and Vinod Anand claims that in the past, some of the party members have described it as "a progressive anti-imperialist force in the contemporary world." In the words of Kishenji: "The Islamic upsurge should not be opposed as it is basically anti-US and anti-imperialist in nature. We, therefore, want it to grow".
Currently the Party has a presence in remote regions of Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh, as well as in Bihar and the tribal-dominated areas in the borderlands of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Odisha. The CPI (Maoist) aims to consolidate its power in this area and establish a Compact Revolutionary Zone from which to advance the people's war in other parts of India. A 2005 Frontline cover story called the Bhamragad Taluka, where the Madia Gond Adivasis live, the heart of the Naxalite-affected region in Maharashtra.
The current General Secretary of CPI (Maoist) is Muppala Lakshmana Rao, who uses the alias "Ganapathy". The party hierarchy consists of the Regional Bureaus, which look after two or three states each, the State Committees, the Zonal Committees, the District Committees, and the "dalams" (armed squads).
The highest decision making body of the ultra-leftist political party is the Politburo, comprising thirteen or fourteen members, six of whom were killed or arrested between 2007 and 2010. Prashant Bose alias "Kishan-da" and Katakam Sudarshan alias Anand, are the two most prominent Politburo members of CPI (Maoist). Sudhakar alias "Kiran" is another Politburo member of CPI (Maoist). Amongst those jailed, Kobad Ghandy is the one of most momentous Politburo member of the party. Other arrested Politburo members of the party between 2005 to 2011 include Pramod Mishra, Akhilesh Yadav, Amitabh Bagchi, Baccha Prasad Singh, Narayan Sanyal and Sushil Roy. Ashutosh Tudu is another one of the captured Politburo members of the party. Among those assassinated, Cherukuri Rajkumar alias "Azad" and Mallojula Koteswara Rao alias "Kishenji", were the two senior-most prominent members of the CPI (Maoist)'s Politburo.
The Central Committee of the ultra-leftist political party takes command from the Politburo and passes on the information to its members, and has 32 members. During an interview in 2010, Anand told media personnels that out of the 45 members of the Central Committee of CPI (Maoist), 8 has been arrested and 22 has been killed by the agencies of the Indian government. Anuradha Ghandy, who passed away on 12 April 2008, was an eminent member of CPI (Maoist)'s Central Committee. Kadari Satyanarayan alias "Kosa", Thippiri Tirupathi alias "Devuji" and Mallojula Venugopal alias "Bhupati" are another three cadres and Central Committee members of the party. Narmada Akka who was killed on 4 December 2012 by the State's police forces, was also a Central Committee member of the party, and reportedly, the in charge of the female cadres of CPI (Maoist).
CPI (Maoist) also has a publication division. Besides volunteering as a polit bureau member of the party, Sudhakar alias "Kiran" also works for its publication division.
The military wings of the founding organisations, the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (the military wing of the MCCI) and the People's Guerrilla Army (the military wing of the PW), also underwent a merger. The name of the unified military organisation is the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army.
P.V. Ramana, of the Observer Research Foundation in Delhi, estimates the Naxilities' current strength at 9,000–10,000 armed fighters, with access to about 6,500 firearms. Other estimates by Indian intelligence officials and Maoist leaders suggest that the rebel ranks in India number between 10,000 and 20,000, with at least 50,000 active supporters.
The frontal organisations of the party include the Radical Youth League, Rythu Coolie Sangham, Radical Students Union, Singareni Karmika Samakhya, Viplava Karmika Samakhya and All India Revolutionary Students Federation.
In their efforts to intimidate and consolidate control, the Naxalites tax local villagers, extort businesses, abduct and kill "class enemies" such as government officials and police officers, and regulate the flow of aid and goods. To help fill their ranks, the Maoists force each family under their domain to supply one family member, and threaten those who resist with violence.
The organisation has been holding "Public Courts", which have been described as kangaroo courts, against their opponents. These "courts" function in the areas under de facto Maoist control. The Maoists have also taken care to demolish government institutions under their de facto jurisdiction.
The Party retains the tactics of its predecessor, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War, of rejecting parliamentary democracy and capturing political power through protracted armed struggle based on guerrilla warfare. This strategy entails building up bases in rural and remote areas and transforming them first into guerrilla zones, and then into "liberated zones", in addition to encircling cities.
The military hardware used by Maoists, as indicated through a number of seizures, include RDX cable wires, gelatine sticks, detonators, country-made weapons, INSAS rifles, AK-47s, SLRs, and improvised explosive devices. According to MHA reports, as of October 2008, the CRPF has seized over 6,000 kilograms (13,000 lb) of explosives in Bihar and 893 kilograms (1,970 lb) in Jharkhand. Security forces also recovered codex wire in Jharkhand; this is a highly potent explosive with a blast-range of up to 720 metres (2,360 ft), which has so far been used only by modern national armies.
Some sources claims that the funding for the Maoists comes from abductions, extortion and by setting up unofficial administrations to collect taxes in rural areas where official government appears absent. Poppy cultivation is another major source of funding for Maoists in the Ghagra area of Gumla district in Jharkhand and in parts of Gumla, Kishanganj and Purnia districts in Bihar. Security forces claim that opium fields are hidden among maize crops. Reports from Debagarh district in Odisha indicate that the Naxals also support hemp cultivation to help fund their activities.But, Ganapathy has discarded all such claims as false accusations. Responding to the accusations, he e-mailed The Hindu's correspondent:
“The party mainly collects donations from the people and funds from the traders in our guerrilla zones... [We] also collect rational levy from contractors who take up various works in our areas.”
Template:Terrorist organisations active in India The party is regarded as a "left-wing extremist entity" and a terrorist outfit by the Indian government. Several of their members have been arrested under the now-defunct Prevention of Terrorist Activities Act. The group is officially banned by the state governments of Odisha, Chattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh, among others. The party has protested these bans. On 22 June 2009, the central home ministry, keeping in mind the growing unlawful activities by the group, banned it under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Earlier, the union home minister, P. Chidambaram had asked the West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, to ban the Maoists following the Lalgarh Violence.
Following the ban, the Maoists are liable for arrest under the UAPA. After the ban, they are barred from holding rallies, public meetings and demonstrations, and their offices, if any, will be sealed and their bank accounts frozen.
The Party is regarded as a serious security threat and the Indian government is taking countermeasures, pulling the affected states together to coordinate their response. It says it will combine improved policing with socio-economic measures to defuse grievances that fuel the Maoist cause. In 2005, Chattisgarh State sponsored an anti-Maoist movement called the Salwa Judum. The group, which the BBC alleges is "government backed",  an allegation rejected by the Indian government has come under criticism for "perpetrating atrocities and abuse against women", using child soldiers, and the looting of property and destruction of homes. These allegations were rejected by a fact-finding commission of the National Human Rights Commission of India, appointed by the Supreme Court of India, who determined that the Salwa Judum was a spontaneous reaction by tribes against Maoist atrocities perpetrated against them. The camps are guarded by police officers, paramilitary forces and child soldiers empowered with the official title "special police officer." However, on 5 July 2011, the Supreme Court of India declared the Salwa Judum as illegal and unconstitutional. The court directed the Chhattisgarh government to recover all the firearms given to the militia along with the ammunition and accessories. It also ordered the government to investigate all instances of alleged criminal activities of Salwa Judum.
The CPI (Maoist) maintains dialogue with the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) who control most of Nepal in the Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organizations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA), according to several intelligence sources and think tanks. These links are, however, denied by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
While under detention in June 2009, a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative indicated that the LeT and the CPI (Maoist) had attempted to coordinate activities in Jharkhand state. Reports in 2010 indicate that the Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines, Southeast Asia’s longest-lived communist insurgent group, has been reported to have engaged in training activities for guerrilla warfare with Indian Maoists.
The Indian Maoists deny operational links with foreign groups, such as the Nepalese Maoists, but do claim comradeship. Some members of the Indian government accept this, while others argue that operational links do exist, with training coming from Sri-Lankan Maoists and small arms from China. China denies, and is embarrassed by, any suggestion that it supports foreign Maoist rebels, citing improvements in relations between India and China, including movement towards resolving their border disputes. Maoists in Nepal, India, and the Philippines are less reticent about their shared goals.
Timeline of incidents
|1||6 February||Koraput, Odisha||Over 1000 armed People's War Group (PWG) cadres launched an attack on the District headquarter town of Koraput in Odisha and looted a large cache of arms from the District armoury and other key police installations. According to police sources, Maoists looted approximately 200 weapons. The cache, according to a PWG press release, however, included: "weapons, ammunition, grenades valued at INR 500 million." 500 sophisticated weapons of different types (.303, LMG, SLR, Mortars, Stens, Revolvers, Pistols), along with more than 30,000 rounds of ammunition, number of Mortar shells and Grenades were lost to the Naxalites.||0||0|
|1||February||Tumkur, Karnataka||February: the CPI (Maoist) kills seven policemen and a civilian, and injures many more during a mass attack on a school building in Venkatammanahalli village, Pavgada, Tumkur, Karnataka.||6||0|
|2||August||Dantewada, Chattisgarh||Maoists conduct kidnappings in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. This follows violent incidents in the same region in 2004, when 50 policemen and about 300 villagers were killed in the Dantewada district and over 50,000 villagers were forced into relief camps to escape the Maoists.||350||00|
|3||17 August||Andhra Pradesh||the government of Andhra Pradesh outlaws the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and various mass organisations close to it, and begins to arrest suspected members and sympathizers days afterwards. Those arrested include former emissaries at the 2004 peace talks.||0||0|
|4||11 November||Giridih, Jharkhand||Detail||00||00|
|5||11 November||Giridih, Jharkhand||Over a hundred cadres of the Communist Party of India – Maoist (CPI-Maoist) attacked a home guard training centre at Pachamba in the Giridih district of Jharkhand and shot dead five persons, including four home guards, and injured 16 persons. Maoists also looted 183 rifles, two pistols and 2500 cartridges.||5||16|
|6||13 November||Jehanabad, Bihar||Approximately a thousand cadres and activists of the CPI-Maoist launched simultaneous attacks on the jail, police lines and a paramilitary camp at Jehanabad in Bihar, killing four persons and injuring five others. Two Maoists were also killed in the incident. 341 of the jail's 600 odd prisoners, several other cadres of the outfit were set free and approximately 12 activists of the Ranvir Sena, a private army of upper-caste landowners, were abducted.||4||5|
|7||30 December||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||A group of nearly 50 CPI-Maoist cadres raid Gorna village in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and killed two villagers for participating in an anti-Maoist campaign.||2||0|
|1||9 February||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Eight Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel were killed and several others injured as a large group of Maoists attacked the National Mineral Development Corporation store in the Hirauli area of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and looted 17 rifles and close to 50 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, an explosive used to detonate iron ore mines.||8||0|
|2||15 February||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Over 50 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Cherli village in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and shot dead three tribals, accusing them of helping the police in anti-Maoist operations.||3||0|
|2||28 February||Erraboru, Chhattisgarh||28 February: Maoists attack anti-Maoist protesters in Erraboru village in Chhattisgarh using landmines, killing 25 people.||25||0|
|3||20 March||East Champaran, Bihar||About 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed one of its former activists, Vishwanath Rai Yadav, and his son Sunil Rai at Champapur village in the East Champaran District in Bihar.||2||0|
|4||24 March||Gajapati, Odisha||Approximately 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead three Police personnel and took hostage at least two Government officials in attacks on a Police Station, a camp of the Odisha State Armed Police, the local jail and a bank at Udayagiri in the Gajapati District of Odisha.||3||0|
|5||6 April||Sundargarh, Odisha||100 suspected armed Maoists attacked CRPF personnel and injured nine of them while they were travelling in the Samalehwari Express at Kalunga railway station between Jharsuguda and Rourkela in the Sundargarh District of Odisha.||0||9|
|6||18 April||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Close to 2500 CPI-Maoist cadres and activists besieged Usur village in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, in retaliation for the tribals' support to Salwa Judum, the anti-Maoist campaign.||0||0|
|7||13 May||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||About 300 Maoists attacked a refugee camp in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh and shot dead four Special Police Officers and wounded five people.||4||5|
|8||12 June||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||About 150-armed Maoists attacked a Police Station at Durg Kondal in the Kanker District of Chhattisgarh. However, no Police personnel were injured in the attack that lasted over an hour.||0||0|
|9||16 July||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Maoists attack a relief camp in the Dantewada district, killing 29, and kidnapping several villagers.||29||0|
|10||1 August||WestMidnapore, West Bengal||About 70 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the India Reserve Battalion camp at Chhurimara in the Belpahari area of WestMidnapore District of WestBengal.||0||0|
|11||18 October||Bastar, Chattisgarh||women belonging to Maoist guerrilla forces blast four government buildings in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh. The day before, over a dozen armed cadres of the group, with support from male colleagues, blocked traffic on the Antagarh-Koylibera Road in the Kanker district, near the city of Raipur. They also detonated explosives inside four buildings, including two schools, in Kanker. This incident occurred two days after a major leader of the party's operations in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, Kone Kedandam, surrendered to authorities in the town of Srikakulam.||0||0|
|12||2 December||Bokaro, Jharkhand||At least fourteen Indian policemen are killed by Maoists in a landmine ambush near the town of Bokaro, Template:Convert/miles from Ranchi, the capital of the State of Jharkhand.||14||0|
|1||31 January||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||A large group of CPI-Maoist cadres carried out an attack on the explosives depot of the State-run National Mineral Development Corporation at Hiroli in the Dantewada District. Security Forces foiled the attack.||0||0|
|2||4 March||Jharkhand||Maoists shoot dead Sunil Mahato, a member of the parliament of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party from Jharkhand state.||1||0|
|2||5 March||Andhra Pradesh||Maoists shoot dead a member of the local Mandal Praja Parishad (MPP)) in Andhra Pradesh, while he was inspecting a road construction project in Mahabubnagar district.||1||0|
|2||15 March||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||At least 55 persons, including 16 personnel of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force and 39 Special Police Officers (SPOs), were killed and 12 persons were injured in an offensive by the CPI-Maoist cadres on a police base camp at Rani Bodli village of Bijapur Police District in the Bastar Division of Chhattisgarh. Maoists took away 39 weapons including self-loading rifles, AK-47 rifles .303 rifles and a mortar from the police camp. According to reports, only 11 of the 79 police personnel and SPOs posted at the camp managed to escape.||55||12|
|3||26 March||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Maoists attacked the Maraiagudem Police outpost in the Konta division in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. About 300 Maoists and Sangham members surrounded the station, hurled grenades at it and then opened fire. There was heavy firing from both sides; however, no casualties were reported in the incident.||0||0|
|4||6 April||Bokaro, Jharkhand||Six people, including two SF personnel, were killed when an armed group of approximately 300 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Central Industrial Security Force camp and the adjoining Gandhinagar Police Station building in the Bokaro thermal power city area of Bokaro District in Jharkhand.||6||0|
|5||21 April||Jamui, Bihar||Nearly 200 CPI-Maoist cadres seized the Narganjo railway station in the Jamui District in Bihar for several hours after abducting the cabin master and porters to enforce a bandh called by them. The incident led to suspension of train services on the Howrah-Patna section of the Eastern Railway.||0||0|
|6||22 April||Gaya, Bihar||Heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a brick kiln owned by one Maan Singh at village Thatwar under Dumaria Police Station in the Gaya District in Bihar. At least 200 activists of the CPI-Maoist encircled the brick kiln and asked the labourers to go away before they detonated a dynamite to blow it up.||0||0|
|7||29 April||Sheohar, Bihar||Nearly 200 CPI-Maoist cadres raided the construction site of a river over-bridge near Dubba Ghat in the Sheohar District in Bihar exploding bombs, opening fire and setting ablaze nine huts of labourers. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Tirhut range), Gupteshwar Pandey, informed that the Maoists also damaged some machines, including a generator set. They had pasted posters near the place of occurrence a week ago directing the contractor of the Bihar State Bridge Construction Corporation Limited to meet the representatives of the banned outfit.||0||0|
|8||9 May||Khagaria, Bihar||One Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) personnel was killed in an encounter between the SAP personnel and CPI-Maoist cadres at Chikni village in the Khagaria District in Bihar. More than a hundred Maoists reportedly surrounded a Police outpost in Khagaria and opened fire towards the SAP personnel inside the Police outpost building. In the ensuing encounter, in which more than two hundred rounds were fired from both sides, one SAP personnel was killed while another sustained shrapnel injuries. Maoists also looted a Police rifle.||1||1|
|9||24 May||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||A group of 100 CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire towards the CRPF personnel who were travelling to Koyalibeda from Tadokee village for a combing operation near Kandari village in the Kanker District in Chhattisgarh. The CRPF personnel opened fire in retaliation and subsequently recovered the dead body of one Maoist, identified as Ashok Kumar Ushendi, along with a loaded rifle from the incident site. Police also arrested a CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Chamarsingh. The other Maoists managed to escape.||1||0|
|1||9 May||East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh||The CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a bomb blast blowing up the control room of the AndhraPradesh Power Generation Corporation's 24 Mega Watt mini Hydel Power Station at Donkarai village in the East Godavari District in AndhraPradesh. According to Police, about 50 armed Maoists came to the control room and using explosives blasted it and later escaped. An assistant engineer of the plant sustained injuries in the blast.||0||1|
|1||9 May||Munger, Bihar||Over 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the Satgharwa village in the Munger District in Bihar and killed two persons, including a political activist of the Janata Dal-United, by slashing their throats. Another person who was also pulled out of his home was, however, assaulted but spared by the extremists. The victims were believed to be Police informants.||2||1|
|1||1 May||Giridih, Jharkhand||Two persons, Kuwar Bhulla and Narayan Pandit, were killed and six others injured when hundreds of Maoists raided Dumerjhahri village in the Giridih District in Jharkhand. The Maoists also burnt houses of at least five villagers in the attack to reportedly send a message to the former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi.||2||6|
|1||4 June||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Police retaliated and foiled an attack carried out by a group of about 100 CPI-Maoist cadres at the Cherpal Police camp in the Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists reportedly exploded a bomb and also opened fire towards the Police personnel. However, when Police opened fire the Maoists retreated and managed to escape.||0||0|
|14||30 June||Rohtas, Bihar||A group of 250 CPI-Maoist cadres carried out simultaneous attacks on the Rajpur Police Station and Baghaila outpost in Rohtas District in Bihar killing six Police personnel and seven civilians. Eight persons, including four Policemen, were injured in the attack. The Maoists looted four self-loading rifles, eight .303 rifles, two INSAS rifles and three carbines, besides hundreds of rounds of ammunition. The Maoists also blew up the Police Station and outpost using dynamites before escaping.||13||8|
|15||1 July||East Champaran, Bihar||Two villagers were beaten to death and another injured on orders issued by a kangaroo court (‘people’s court’) held by the CPI-Maoist at a village in the East Champaran District in Bihar. Nearly 100 Maoists pronounced three men guilty of being Police informers. Subsequently, two of them were lynched to death while the third villager, a septuagenarian man, escaped with injuries.||2||1|
|16||13 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres looted the house of a businessman at MV-72 village in the Malkangiri District in Odisha and set two of his vehicles ablaze. Police sources said that nearly 500 extremists forcibly entered the house of the businessman and looted paddy and other crops stored inside, besides, valuables. They also disconnected telephone link and power supply to the house. Fear of landmines prevented the Police from reaching the spot immediately.||0||0|
|17||6 August||Gumla, Jharkhand||About 100 Maoists attacked the Chainpur Police Station in the Gumla District in Jharkhand. However, Security Forces retaliated and foiled the attack forcing the Maoists to retreat without any damage.||0||0|
|18||8 August||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||Three Maoists were injured in an exchange of fire with the Police near Jarabandi village in the Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. A group of 70–80 Maoists blew up three claymore landmines, lobbed hand grenades and fired indiscriminately at a Police patrol party. The Maoists were reportedly led by ‘divisional commander’ Joganna of the Etapalli dalam. While the three injured Maoists were taken away by their colleagues, none of the Police personnel suffered any injury.||0||3|
|19||19 August||Saran, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the house of the block chief Guddu Sharma and shot dead his wife, uncle and a private bodyguard in the Maker village of Saran District in Bihar. Over 50 Maoists surrounded the house of Sharma and opened indiscriminate fire killing three persons. Before fleeing they set a private vehicle, a tractor, and a motorcycle on fire.||3||0|
|20||26 August||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||400 cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a Government relief camp at Patarpara village near Bhairamgarh in the Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh and killed four Salwa Judum activists and injured seven more. Maoists also destroyed the houses and looted food grains.||4||7|
|21||29 August||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||At least 12 SF personnel were killed in an ambush by the CPI-Maoist cadres near Jagargunda forests of Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. About 200 armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of the SF personnel while it was en route to secure an area at Tarmekla village in Jagargunda, where the Maoists had blocked construction of a road. "The team comprising Chhattisgarh Armed Force, SPOs and cops was divided into two groups. The Maoists hiding in the area ambushed the rear party and opened fire on them," Director General of Police, Vishwaranjan said.||12||0|
|22||30 September||Gaya, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the house of a transporter branding him a Police informer in the Gaya District in Bihar. Police sources said that a group of 200 Maoists raided the house of Sanjay Yadav at Nawadih under Mohanpur Police Station. Sanjay was not present in the house. They ordered the family to come out of the house and then blasted the vacant house with dynamites. Before fleeing, the Maoists left pamphlets that described Yadav as a Police informer.||0||0|
|23||9 October||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||One CPI-Maoist cadre, identified as Devnnaka, was killed in an encounter with the Police near Chiklimenta village under Jagargunda Police Station limits of Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. The encounter erupted when around 100 Maoists opened fire towards a group of 52 SF personnel who were on a combing operation in the area. The dead body of the slain Maoist along with one bomb, one axe and bow and arrow was recovered from the incident site. However, the other Maoists managed to escape.||1||0|
|24||14 October||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||About 60–70 cadres of the CPI-Maoist belonging to the Gatta dalam came to the Jangiya village of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra and killed two youngsters, Ranjit Baju Hodi and Santosh Navadesh Navadi. The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Santosh Pradhan, said that the killing might have been an attempt to avert the leaking of information regarding the landmine blasts on 12 October in the same area.||2||0|
|25||20 October||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||About 250 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed into Murdanda village of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh and damaged three school buildings. Maoists also set ablaze books and papers at the schools and took away food grains stored in one of the schools.||0||0|
|26||21 October||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||Five SF personnel, sustained injures in an attack carried out by around 150 CPI-Maoist cadres in a dense forest near Roppi village in the Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. The encounter occurred when two special squads of the Police were combing the dense forest in Jarabandi post following information that Maoists belonging to the Platoon, Etapalli and Gatta dalams were hiding there. The Maoists first triggered a landmine explosion and simultaneously started firing. In the ensuing encounter, Police personnel killed two Maoists and injured an unspecified number of others. The Maoists took away the bodies of their slain colleagues.||2||5|
|27||26 October||Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh||Around 400 cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed in Bharanda village in Narayanpur District in Chhattisgarh and damaged a primary and middle school, a Government-run health centre and a forest guard room. Some pamphlets, written in Gondi (local tribal language) have reportedly recovered from the incident site saying ‘’all-India strike on 30 October’’. One of the pamphlets, in protest against the Tata, Jindal, Reliance and Nikko companies, was written and addressed by Salwa Judum and Displacement Protest Manch, Dandakarnaya.||0||0|
|28||29 October||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Five SPOs were killed and three seriously injured when around 250–300 CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded a Police party near Pamulavayi village in Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh and opened indiscriminate fire. Bastar Inspector General, R K Vij told, "The incident took place when a police team, including 16 SPOs and four constables, was going to Gangaloor where road construction was being carried out. When the team reached near the village, the Maoists opened fire at them, killing five SPOs and injuring three." Police sources said that the attack was well-planned, as the rebels opened fire from all corners, not allowing the Police party to retaliate. Maoists have also decamped with some weapons of the Police party.||5||3|
|30||2 November||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist ambushed a Police party near Pamedu Police Station of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh and killed 16 Policemen, including six CRPF personnel. The Maoists first triggered a landmine explosion and then indiscriminately fired on the Policemen killing 16 of them. However, five injured Policemen managed to escape and reported the ambush in Pamedu Police Station. The incident occurred when the Police party was on its way to receive a team of department officials coming from Gollapalli with money drawn for salary disbursement.||16||5|
|31||4 November||Gaya, Bihar||About 50 armed cadres of CPI-Maoist raided the Cheridhan village under Imamganj Police Station of Gaya District in Bihar, and abducted one Yogendra Mahto from his residence.||0||0|
|32||7 November||Simdega, Jharkhand||A civilian, Lalmohan Singh, was killed in an attack by around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Rabedatoil near Ramrekha in the Simdega District in Jharkhand. Police subsequently recovered two bombs near the incident site. The Maoist cadres also decamped with 11 rifles and few axes from the houses of one Fuleswar Singh. They also set ablaze eight houses in the village.||1||0|
|33||19 November||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||A prominent Salwa Judum leader, Budhram Rana, and his son were killed after being chased by about 500 cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Musalur village in Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists raided the Musalur village to attack a contractor. Rana was one of the founder members of Salwa Judum and was a close associate of the Leader of Opposition, Mahendra Karma, who spearheads the movement.||2||0|
|34||21 November||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||Around 50 cadres and Sangham (a group of hardcore over-ground cadres) members of the CPI-Maoist has beaten to death one school teacher, Girdhari Manjhi, in the weekly market at Bhaisasur village in the Kanker District, accusing him to be a Police informer.||1||0|
|35||23 November||Bastar, Chhattisgarh||Around 1000 CPI-Maoists attacked Gangaloor village in Bastar District in Chhattisgarh and looted paddy crops of amount INR 25000, from the house of a Salwa Judum leader Hemla Sikka. Subsequently, the Maoists moved towards the house of Hemala Mangu and took away nine cattle, four goats, five pigs and few hens with them.||0||0|
|36||2 December||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||About 150 armed CPI-Maoists stormed the Rokel market of Chhindgarh Police Station area in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. However, no casualty was reported. All the attacks came as the CPI-Maoists are celebrating the People's Guerrilla Army (PGA) week from 2–8 December in memory of their comrades.||0||0|
|37||10 December||Vaishali, Bihar||Around 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed four persons at Sukki village in the Vaishali District in Bihar. Maoists reportedly surrounded the village from all sides and stood guard while their comrades carried out the attack. The extremists also attacked the house of the village head and tried to set it ablaze. Official sources said that Sukki village dominated by landed upper caste-Bhumihars has been a traditional target of the Maoists.||4||0|
|38||17 December||Gaya, Bihar||Around 500 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided the office of a private construction company engaged in laying rail lines between Rajgir in Bihar and Tilaiya in Jharkhand and injured 11 workers at Dhansura in the Gaya District in Bihar. They also damaged eight tractors and an earth mover machine, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Magadh range), A. Bashishtha said. Official sources indicated that the attack is the result of the construction company failing to abide by the extortion demand of the CPI-Maoist.||0||11|
|39||18 December||Bastar, Chhattisgarh||Around 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist destroyed a primary school building at Kudoor village under Mardapal Police Station in the Bastar District in Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|40||18 December||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Around 50–60 Maoists attacked the houses of two Salwa Judum supporters and set it ablaze at Bechala village in the Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|41||23 December||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked Kamalur railway station in the Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. "About 100 Maoists cordoned off Kamalur railway station and took hostage all the staff members," officials of Bhanshi Police Station said. The Maoists fled after taking away a walkie talkie set, three pieces of magnet phones, two pieces of control phones, one WLL phone, signal torch and other equipments from the railway station. However, none of the railway staff were harmed.||0||0|
|42||28 December||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Around 200 armed cadres and Sangham (a group of hardcore over-ground cadres) members of the CPI-Maoist destroyed an under construction primary school building and a primary health centre at Morlle village in the Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|43||31 December||Giridih, Jharkhand||Police neutralised 15 Maoist training camps and recovered about 10 ‘can bombs’ and ‘clamour bombs’ following an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres near Parasnath hills under Pirtanda Police Station in the Giridih District in Jharkhand. According to the Inspector General of Police (Bokaro range), B. B. Pradhan, about 250 Maoists exchanged fire with the Police before fleeing into the forests. He added that the tents were being used as training camps by the Maoists. A truck-load of food grains, utensils and other items were also recovered from the camps.||0||0|
|1||1 January||Munger, Bihar||At least four Policemen were killed and another sustained injuries in an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres on Bariapur Police post in the Munger District in Bihar. More than 100 Maoists attacked the Police post, which was keeping a vigil over a picnic spot in Rishikund, where hundreds of people had gathered to celebrate the New Year. According to sources, the Maoists did not disturb the tourists and opened indiscriminate fire on Policemen killing four on the spot.||4||1|
|2||1 January||Simdega, Jharkhand||A Police constable, identified as Sunil Kumar, was killed and three others wounded when armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a Police outpost at Bansjore in the Simdega District in Jharkhand. "Nearly 500 Maoist rebels surrounded the outpost and hurled petrol bombs before firing indiscriminately around midnight last night. Policemen retaliated and the gunfight lasted till three in the morning," said Sergeant Major J.K. Jha. Police have claimed some fatality on the Maoists side on the basis of bloodstains found at the encounter site. A civilian was also injured in the attack. Before launching the attack, the Maoists reportedly cut a tree at Keriaghati and also planted landmines to block Police reinforcements from reaching the outpost.||1||3|
|3||8 January||Chatra, Jharkhand||Around 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided Muktma village under Simaria Police Station in the Chatra District in Jharkhand and abducted three persons to the nearby forest. Subsequently, the Maoists killed two of them, identified as Indradev Singh and Shambhu Singh, and released the third one Manoj Kumar.||2||0|
|4||14 January||Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh||Five soldiers of the para-military CRPF were wounded in an ambush by armed Maoists in a forest in the Narayanpur District in Chhattisgarh. About 150 Maoists attacked a joint Police party of the CRPF and District Forces when the SF personnel were on a de-mining and area dominance operation in the Jharaghati forest, about 350 kilometres from State capital Raipur, the District SP Ajay Yadav said. "It was a well-laid ambush by the Maoists and the subsequent gun battle went for over three hours, in which five of the CRPF personnel were injured," Yadav said.||0||5|
|5||29 January||Jamui, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres dragged out two businessmen from their houses and shot them dead in the Jamui District in Bihar, the Police said. The victims, identified as Vishnudeo and Sukdeo, were killed on 28 January-night at Bamdah Bazaar under Chandramandi Police Station in Jamui, about 150 kilometres from the State capital Patna. "Over 100 armed Maoists stormed Bamdah Bazaar locality and surrounded the houses of Vishnudeo and Sukdeo. They were then dragged out and shot dead," the Police said.||2||0|
|6||30 January||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||At least nine villagers were abducted by a group of CPI-Maoist cadres in the Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh, Police sources said. About 70 Maoists, including armed rebels, stopped a jeep carrying the villagers near Bhogamguda village and asked for each one’s identity. Subsequently, nine villagers were taken away to a forest area.||0||0|
|7||15 February||Nayagarh, Odisha||14 Police personnel and a civilian were killed and four Policemen were wounded when around 500 heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a Police Training School (PTS), the District armoury and District Police Station in co-ordinated attacks near Daspalla in the Nayagarh District in Odisha at around 10:45 pm (IST). They also took away a cache of arms and ammunition in a bus they had hijacked in the District, about 100-km from State capital Bhubaneswar. Police sources claimed that three Maoists were also killed in the incident. However, their bodies have not been recovered and it is suspected that the Maoists before fleeing took away the bodies of their slain comrades. The Police suspect it to be the handy work of Sabyasachi Panda, the CPI-Maoist Andhra-Odisha ‘secretary’.||18||4|
|8||18 February||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Three CRPF head constables and an equal number of constables were killed in an encounter with the Maoists in Tadkel hill of Mirtur Police Station area of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range), Rajinder Kumar Vij, said. Three Maoists were also killed during the encounter, which began when a group of 60 CRPF personnel on a search mission were attacked by the Maoists with landmine blasts and machinegun fire in the area. "There were about 300 ultras," Vij said. Maoists escaped with the guns of the slain CRPF soldiers, he added.||9||0|
|9||23 February||Malkangiri, Odisha||Maoists kill a contractor and set ablaze a police post at Govindpalli of Malkangiri.||0||0|
|9||26 February||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||Around 50–60 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Bande Police Station in the Kanker District in Chhattisgarh. However, the attack was foiled by the SF personnel and no casualties were reported.||0||0|
|10||28 February||Latehar, Jharkhand||The CPI-Maoist cadres attacked three strategic positions of the Jharkhand Police – Netarhat Police Station, Special Task Force camp at Vivah Mandap and Jharkhand Armed Police camp – in the Netarhat forest area of Latehar District in Jharkhand. However, no loss of life or injury was reported. "No one sustained injury in the incident as the rebels fled under the cover of darkness," Police spokesperson R.K. Mallick said. "Around 500 rebels attacked to loot arms and ammunition," an unnamed Police officer said. "While the rebels fired 800 rounds on the camps, we fired 500 rounds on them in the two-hour face-off," said another Police official at Netarhat.||0||0|
|11||27 March||Durg, Chhattisgarh||A group of 55 armed CPI-Maoist cadres raided the Mahamaya iron ore plant of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Gajurao village of Durg District in Chhattisgarh. They fled with 200 bags of potassium nitrate explosive after loading them onto six trucks parked at the plant. The Maoists also abducted the manager of the unit and seven other staff members.||0||0|
|12||2 April||Aurangabad, Bihar||Over 200 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the house of a member of the State Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Kala Pahar village of Aurangabad District in Bihar. They set ablaze three vehicles being used by the MLA’s construction company and abducted four labourers. The MLA, Vijay Kumar Singh alias Dabloo Singh of the Lok Janshakti Party, was not present at his residence during the attack. Police suspect that the Maoist attack is linked to an extortion demand on the construction company.||0||0|
|13||13 April||Jamui, Bihar||Six persons, including five SF personnel and a porter, were killed in an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Jhajha railway station in the Jamui District in Bihar. A group of 200 Maoists attacked the crowded railway station, and looted 27 3.15 rifles, six self-loading rifles, two carbines and 898 rounds of ammunition from the GRP armoury. The Maoists also damaged an ATM of the State Bank of India in an attempt to loot cash, but had failed. They had also made an unsuccessful attempt to loot cash from a locker in the railway station.||6||0|
|13||13 April||Odisha||Ten paramilitary troops are killed in eastern Odisha.||10||0|
|14||18 April||Gaya, Bihar||The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a petrol station at Kahudag on National Highway-II in the Gaya District in Bihar. According to Police sources, over 200 heavily armed Maoists attacked the petrol station, belonging to the former Gaya District Board chairman Bindeshwari Prasad Yadav, and abducted its two employees. Later they triggered a dynamite blast, blowing up the pump equipment and the building. Both the employees were released after the blast.||0||0|
|15||24 April||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||CPI-Maoist cadres set fire to 47 vehicles of a private company, Essar Steels at Kirandul in the Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. The vehicles burnt included 33 dumpers, four earth moving equipment, two diesel tankers and one bus. Some 400 Maoists including over 100 women stormed into the company premises at Kadampal locality in the town around 11.30 p.m, doused the vehicles with diesel and set them afire by keeping the guards and drivers away at gun point. Maoists subsequently fled the scene leaving behind a pamphlet issued in the name of the Dandakaranya Special Zonal committee of the outfit. The pamphlet warned the Essar Steels and another private company against continuing their operations in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|16||29 April||Nawada, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed houses of four persons whom they described as Police informers in the Nawada District in Bihar. Police sources said that an armed squad of nearly 200 Maoists raided Jamunia village and asked the occupants of the four houses to come out before using dynamites to destroy the houses.||0||0|
|17||7 May||Hazaribagh, Jharkhand||A wireless supervisor of the Police was killed and three other Police personnel were wounded in an attack by the CPI-Maoist cadres at Holong Ghati near Hazaribagh District in Jharkhand. The Hazaribagh district Superintendent of Police told that a vehicle carrying five Police personnel from Giridih was attacked by a group of 50 Maoists, who opened fire and lobbed explosives targeting the vehicle, thus, killing the Police wireless officer Oliver Purti.||1||3|
|18||8 May||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||Three Policemen were killed when the CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast and opened fire at a Police party near Chhindpal village in the Kanker District in Chhattisgarh. Police sources said that the attack by an estimated 150 Maoists occurred when a Police party comprising 26 personnel were visiting the site to clear a tree felled by the Maoists to block the road.||3||0|
|19||24 May||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand||Cadres of CPI-Maoist killed a Nagarik Suraksha Samity (NSS) activist, Sushen Murmu, at Mucchrisole village in the Ghatshila sub-division of Jamshedpur District in Jharkhand. Reports said that at around 2 am (IST), about 70 Maoists came to Mucchrisole village and raided Murmu's house taking hostage his father as he was sleeping outside. Subsequently, they entered the house and dragged the 26-year-old youth to an open field and slit his throat.||1||0|
|20||26 May||Munger, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres killed a watchman in Batwari village under Dharhara Police Station of Munger District in Bihar accusing him of being a Police informer. According to the report, about 100 Maoists stormed the residence of the slain watchman, tied his limbs, dragged him out to the street and slit his throat in public.||1||0|
|21||2 June||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two private buses on the Nerli ghat road and torched four tippers at Bachali area in the Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. Dantewada SP Rahul Sharma said that 50 armed Maoists stopped the buses travelling on the Raipur- Kirandul route, asked the passengers to alight and then torched the vehicles. Before fleeing under the cover of darkness, the Maoists also fired upon the Police, who had rushed to the area.||0||0|
|22||9 June||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||CPI-Maoist cadres set 22 tipper trucks of Essar Steel plant and removed a stretch of the Kirandole rail line in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, resulting in the derailment of two engines. A group of 200 armed Maoists stormed the industrial pocket at Bacheli village near Kirandole and set ablaze the trucks meant for transporting iron-ore.||0||0|
|23||21 June||Chatra, Jharkhand||Two persons, identified as Pankaj Singh alias Pintu and Bhuvaneshwar Ganjhu, were taken hostage and subsequently killed in an attack by around 70 CPI-Maoist on a school classroom, a cluster resource centre and four rooms of a Jain dharamsala (pilgrim house) at Vashisth Nagar in the Chatra District in Jharkhand. The Maoists also left pamphlets on the spot labelling the victims as Police informers and warning others of similar consequences. The dharamsala’s caretaker, Nemichand Jain, was also assaulted.||2||1|
|24||1 July||Gaya, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up house of a suspected Police informer and abducted his brother in the Gaya District in Bihar. According to the report, nearly 100 Maoists used dynamites to blow up the house of one Shivbachan Yadav and abducted his brother Bindeshwar Yadav as Shivbachan was not present there at the time of attack. The Maoists also looted valuables worth over INR 100,000.||0||0|
|25||15 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||Around 100 armed Maoists along with 500 supporters had carried out an attack on the house of a contractor and local BJP leader at the MV-41 village of Malkangiri District in Odisha. They had also blocked the roads leading to the village by felling trees at MV-126 and MV-96 villages. The contractor’s house was ransacked, his relatives assaulted and a jeep, a tractor and two bikes owned by him were set ablaze. The contractor was saved as he was away and could not return back due to the road blockade by Maoists.||0||0|
|26||19 August||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||CPI-Maoist cadres looted a provisions store and beat up the guards of a coffee plantation run by the AndhraPradesh Forest Development Corporation (APFDC) in Teemulabanda village of GK Veedhi mandal in the Visakhapatnam District in AndhraPradesh. Police sources said that a group of 20 armed Maoists along with nearly 70 sympathisers’ looted rice and essential commodities from the provisions store owned by a non-tribal, Pula Reddy, and also decamped with his TV, some cash and other articles from his house. Later, they entered the Teemulabanda and Marripakala Coffee Plantation and beat up the guards for not having heeded their warning last year that non-tribals should not enter the plantation.||0||0|
|27||12 September||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||CPI-Maoist cadres killed two of the eight villagers whom they had abducted on 4 September from Palamargu village in the Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. Dornapal Sub-Divisional Police Officer O P Sharma said, "Police had killed three rebels in an encounter last month. The Maoists killed the two villagers suspecting that they were police informers." He said a group of about 50–60 armed Maoists had abducted eight persons from the village and had released six of them. Mutilated bodies of two villagers, Panjam Podia and Hemla Nanda were subsequently recovered by the Police.||2||0|
|28||2 October||Aurangabad, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres detonated explosions targeting two towers of Cellular Phone Service Operators at Erauri and Ketki areas of in Aurangabad District in Bihar. Superintendent of Police Ganesh Kumar told over 75 armed Maoists detonated cane and petrol bombs to blow up one tower each of Reliance and Airtel at both the places. Fifteen villagers were injured in clash with the Maoists when they resisted their attempt to blow up the towers.||0||15|
|28||6 October||Jharkhand||Police inspector Francis Induwar is beheaded by Maoists in Jharkhand. This action has been compared to the tactics of the Islamist Taliban of Pakistan-Afghanistan||1||0|
|29||8 October||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||About 150 Maoists ambush a police patrol and kill seventeen policemen in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||2||0|
|29||10 October||Chatra, Jharkhand||Two persons, including a TPC commander were killed by suspected CPI-Maoist cadres at Kundu village in Chatra District in Jharkhand. The Maoists struck around 3 am when a cultural event was in progress at the village, a kilometre away from the Kundu Police Station. The TPC activist, identified as Nilesh alias Kariman Ganju, was watching the event when about 50 suspected Maoists stormed the venue and shot him dead. The other person killed has been identified as Deolal.||2||0|
|30||20 October||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||12 Para-military personnel belonging to the CRPF were killed and six others injured in an ambush by the CPI-Maoists near a forest village between Modupal and Kompalli in the Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. Bijapur SP Ankit Garg said the incident took place around 1.30 pm when CRPF men patrolling the area were moving towards the Modupal base camp. They were attacked by over 100 Maoists who first set off an explosion and then opened fire. Police sources said three SF personnel were killed in the blast while nine others were killed in the firing that followed. A Maoist was killed when the CRPF personnel returned fire. Maoists also escaped with weapons of the dead and injured personnel, including an Ak-47 assault rifle, two SLRs, a light machine gun and INSAS rifles.||13||6|
|31||22 October||Aurangabad, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the mobile tower of a private telecom company at Mungia village in the Aurangabad District in Bihar. Police sources said that a group of 100 Maoists used a landmine to blow up the tower and also assaulted the security guard manning the tower.||0||1|
|32||6 November||Sheohar, Bihar||Over 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a bridge construction site at Mallipokharbhinda in the Sheohar District in Bihar and destroyed machinery worth over INR one million. The bridge is being constructed over the Bagmati river. Police sources did not rule out the possibility of the contractor's refusal to pay extortion money as the reason behind the attack.||0||0|
|33||12 November||Gaya, Bihar||Railway construction camp was attacked and machines were set ablaze in a location between Jharna and Saren village in Gaya District in Bihar. According to the SP R Malar Vizzi, "Around 100 Maoists attacked the camp of Rajgir-Koderma rail section of Eastern Central Railway. They chased away the labourers, staff and burnt one Poclain machine, four dumpers, two tractors and one motorbike."||0||0|
|34||15 November||Jamui, Bihar||Three villagers were abducted and subsequently killed by Naxalites for refusing to pay levy at Kharik Maheshwari village under the Sono Police Station in Jamui District in Bihar. 50-odd armed Naxalites had entered the houses of those villagers, woke them up and took them away towards the forest area. The bodies of the three villagers, with their throats slit, were later found from Charka Patthal Bazar, some 300-metres from Kharik Maheshwari on 16 November-morning. The extremists had demanded rangdari (levy) from them three months ago, but the trio had refused to oblige them. Handwritten leaflets found at the spot said others who do not comply with the demand of Reds would meet the same fate.||3||0|
|35||16 November||Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh||A distillery was raided by 300 maoists, including their sympathizers, at Jaganadhapuram in the Srikakulam District in AndhraPradesh. The Maoists destroyed brewery machinery and also set ablaze a jeep and a TVS Suzuki bike. A group of workers were manhandled and were threatened not to continue with the brewing activity by the Maoists.||0||0|
|36||16 November||East Champaran, Bihar||Four meembers of a family were shot dead by a group of armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Kohbarba Rasulpur village in the East Champaran District in Bihar. According to Bihar Police sources, about 100 "armed Maoists first surrounded the village, attacked the house of an affluent farmer, and exploded it with dynamites. Later, they set ablaze a tractor and motorcycles. They killed four people."||4||0|
|37||29 November||Panki, Jharkhand||About 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist triggered an explosion targeting a school building at Panki in the Palamau District in Jharkhand. The Palamau SP Deepak Verma confirmed the attack and said the Police personnel were camping inside the school premises about three days ago. "The main gate and windows of the school were damaged in the incident. There is no information of any deaths yet," he added.||0||0|
|38||10 December||Rayagada, Odisha||A 200-strong militia of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Dangasorada Police outpost under Muniguda Police Station, Rayagada District in Odisha, in the night of 10 December. A trooper of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB), who rushed to the spot from Muniguda next morning, stepped on the landmine planted by the Maoists and was injured.||0||1|
|39||13 December||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||A telecom exchange of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and a communication tower belonging to the Reliance Communications were destroyed by armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist at Kapsi in the Kanker District in Chhattisgarh. More than 100 heavily-armed Maoists kept the villagers at Kapsi hostage at gun-point for three hours and later set the telecom exchange and the communication tower on fire. The fire severely damaged the BSNL exchange and heavy equipments of Reliance Communications. Before leaving the village, Maoists felled two trees which disconnected the 33 KV main power supply line plunging 300 villages into darkness.||0||0|
|40||14 December||Hazaribag, Jharkhand||A 250-strong group of Maoists looted and then blew up the ancestral house of Satyanand Bhokta, a former minister and a legislator from Chatra, in Kari village in Hazaribag District in Jharkhand. Armed Maoists entered the village and confronted Bigan Ganjhu, a cousin of Bhokta, outside their ancestral house. They assaulted Ganjhu and forced him to call out his family members, asking them to open the door. After rendering the family hostage, Maoists looted clothes, cash and ornaments and later planted bombs in the house.||0||0|
|41||17 December||Gaya, Bihar||Around 50 to 60 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided Sewai village in Gaya District in Bihar and abducted two cadres of the rival Sashasthra People's Morcha.||0||0|
|1||10 January||Gumla, Jharkhand||A group of about 40 to 50 CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers, identified as Vijay Nayak and Charku Nayak, at Anjan village, about 16 kilometres from the District headquarters of Gumla in Jharkhand. Both were members of Shanti Sena, an anti-Maoist body set up three years ago with the help of Police. The Maoists also ransacked the houses of village Shanti Sena chief Satyanarayan Thakur and another Sena member Rampyare and set ablaze a motorcycle.||2||0|
|2||15 January||Vaishali, Bihar||More than 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the control room of a private company’s mobile tower with bombs and partially damaged it at village Anwarpur under Sarai Police Station in the Vaishali District in Bihar. The Maoists were trying to enforce a 24-hour bandh in north Bihar to protest against alleged atrocities on their senior cadre, identified as Rampravesh Baitha alias Satish Ji alias Rakesh Ji, lodged in the Central Jail in Bhagalpur.||0||0|
|3||16 January||Jamui, Bihar||Three CPI-Maoist cadres, along with eight under-trial prisoners, escaped from the Jamui District civil court premises in Bihar while they were being brought to the court for regular production. A group of 50 Maoists waiting at the court premises attacked the Police party by spraying chilli powder. They also exploded bombs as the Policemen tried to stop them. Three Police personnel sustained injuries. In the ensuing chaos, three Maoists, identified as Sunil Baitha, Paresh Hembram and Vivek Yadav, escaped from Police custody.||0||3|
|4||16 January||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||More than 150 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a bus after looting the passengers on board at Manikanta village in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. "The Naxals asked the passengers to disembark the bus and looted valuables from them," said Rahul Sharma, the District SP. Before leaving, the Maoists broke the fuel tank of the vehicle and set it on fire. The Maoists also left a note saying the incident was in retaliation to the Police action against them in Singavaram on 8 January, he added.||0||0|
|5||25 January||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||More than 400 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist barged into a vehicle garage of a contractor, K.A. Papachand, and set ablaze 24 vehicles after threatening the workers of dire consequences if they raised any alarm at Kirandul in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|6||27 January||Gaya, Bihar||More than 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed the control room of a BSNL communication tower and asked the employees to vacate it before detonating dynamites at Maigra village in Gaya District in Bihar.||0||0|
|7||2 February||Chatra, Jharkhand||A group of 50 Maoist cadres blew up a transmission tower of Airtel situated in the Garo village of Chatra District in Jharkhand. More than 13 such towers have been blown up by the Maoists in the State in the last three years.|
|8||9 February||Nawada, Bihar||At least 10 Policemen, including some from the Special Auxiliary Police, were killed when more than 150 armed CPI-Maoist cadres launched a surprise attack on the SF personnel who were providing security at a function at Ravidas Ashram in the Mahuliatand village of Nawada District in Bihar. The ADGP, Neelmani, said, "When an 18-member Police team led by Ram reached the village, Maoist guerrillas suddenly attacked and shot them dead. The incident happened in a remote area. Therefore, the final figure can only be available once the top Police officials reach the spot with reinforcements. An intensive operation has been launched against Maoists in Districts bordering neighbouring Jharkhand." There is no report of civilian being killed, he added. The Maoists subsequently fled with the arms and ammunition of the slain Policemen. The Police later launched a combing operation at the Bihar-Jharkhand State border.||10||0|
|9||9 February||Chatra, Jharkhand||More than 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the house of one Chandrashekhar Dagi, an assistant jailer in the Hazaribagh central jail, in the Lembugua village of Chatra District in Jharkhand accusing him of torturing Maoists in the jail. The Maoists asked all the people inside to come out before blowing up the house. No one was injured in the incident, though the house was completely destroyed.||0||0|
|10||15 February||Sheohar, Bihar||About 150 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a wall of an under-construction jail after forcing workers out of the building in the Sheohar District in Bihar. The Maoists also left behind pamphlets that warned of more such attacks.||0||0|
|11||22 February||Malkangiri, Odisha||A group of approximately 70 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the house of a contractor, B.K. Swain, at Govindpalli village in Malkangiri District in Odisha and shot him dead. The Maoists also blew up his house besides setting ablaze four vehicles. Later, the Maoist cadres set ablaze a Police outpost and blew up a mobile phone tower of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in the same village in the District.||1||0|
|12||26 February||Gaya, Bihar||About 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres held a ‘Jan Adalat’ (People’s Court) in the Banke Bazaar area in Gaya District in Bihar. The ‘Jan Adalat’ was held in the presence of the heads of five village panchayats, who hailed the 'effort' of the Maoists by raising pro-extremist slogans. The Maoists also called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections and also paid a tribute to around 14,000 Maoists cadres who were killed in parts of AndhraPradesh, Telangana, Uttaranchal, Nepal and Bihar. The report also said Maoists are regularly holding ‘Jan Adalat’ at gun point in the District.||0||0|
|13||28 February||Sundergarh, Odisha||The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two railway stations on the Howrah-Mumbai and Rourkela-Barasuan section in Sundergarh District in Odisha. While one group of around 70 Maoists, including some women, blew up the Bhalulata railway station, another group of Maoists attacked the railway station at Chandiposh on Rourkela-Barasuan section. Maoists also abducted two railway officials from Chandiposh.||0||0|
|14||28 February||Kandhamal, Odisha||A group of around 50 Maoists attacked a construction site at Jingiriguda village under Bamunigaon Police Station in Kandhamal District in Odisha and took away personal belongings and a motorcycle from a contractor and his staff.||0||0|
|15||11 March||Munger, Bihar||Around 100 CPI-Maoist cadres entered into a village, dragged a leader of the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) out of his house and killed him by slitting his throat after the a kangaroo court pronounced him guilty of acting as a Police informer at Parsando village in the Munger District in Bihar. The slain leader was identified as Manoj Singh, president of the Kharagpur block unit of the JD-U. Before disappearing into the adjoining thick forest, the Maoists left a leaflet accusing Manoj of defying their order to pay extortion money and acting as a Police informer.||1||0|
|16||11 March||Hazaribag, Jharkhand||A CPI-Maoist militia of around 60 cadres killed a Government school teacher, Kedar Singh Bhokta, at Gurudih village under Katkamsandi Police Station in Hazaribag District in Jharkhand, suspecting him to be a Police informer and a supporter of the breakaway Maoist outfit, the Jharkhand Prastuti Committee. Kedar Singh Bhokta and his brother Ganesh Singh Bhokta were dragged out of their house at around 2 am. Both were then tied to a tree and beaten up after which Kedar was killed. Ganesh, who was later released, was undergoing treatment at the District hospital.||1||1|
|17||18 March||Sheohar, Bihar||A group of more than 100 suspected CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze 25 tractors belonging to a private company, constructing an embankment, as it failed to pay 10 per cent ‘levy’ to them, in the Adalpur village in Sheohar District in Bihar. "Most of the officials and workers engaged in construction of the embankment fled after the attack," said an unnamed Police official.||0||0|
|18||23 March||Garwah, Jharkhand||The Police repelled a CPI-Maoist attack on the Dhurki Police Station in Garwah District in Jharkhand after a two-hour gun battle. About 50 to 100 Maoists in four groups launched a simultaneous attack on the Police Station around 2 am (IST) firing over 500 bullets, Police said. The Police counterattack forced the Maoists to retreat at around 4 am without causing any harm to the Police Station.||0||0|
|19||25 March||Malkangiri, Odisha||Around 100 armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the Police outpost and a nearby rest house at Padia in Malkangiri District in Odisha and partially damaged the two buildings using a bulldozer they had forcibly taken from a road construction site. They also set ablaze the battery room of a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd telecom tower and assaulted the watchman and another person when they protested. The District SP Satyabrata Bhoi is reported to have confirmed the incident. After destroying the buildings, the Maoists put up posters in the area asking people to boycott the general elections scheduled to be held in April 2009. They also warned that those taking part in the elections would be punished.||0||2|
|20||31 March||Jamui, Bihar||Around 50 heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a State-run school at Chormara village under Bhimbandh forest range in Jamui District in Bihar. However, no casualties were reported in the attack, Police said.||0||0|
|21||2 April||Chatra, Jharkhand||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's house, a school building and a healthcare centre in the Moktama village in Chatra District in Jharkhand, the Police said. About 50 Maoists barged into BJP leader Mahendra Yadav's house and asked his family members to run out, the report added. They then detonated bombs. They also blew up a school building and an anganvadi (mother and child centre) building in the same village.||0||0|
|22||2 April||Malkangiri, Odisha||A CPI-Maoist militia of about 100 cadres set ablaze two telecom towers of the Aircel business group in Malkangiri Village-24 and Malkangiri Village-22 under Padia Bock in Malkangiri District in Odisha.||0||0|
|23||5 April||Gaya, Bihar||Over 100 heavily-armed Cadres of the CPI-Maoists blew up the building of Rajkiya Buniyadi Madhya Vidyalaya at Faluka in Gaya District in Bihar.||0||0|
|24||6 April||Aurangabad, Bihar||Around 150 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist attempted to explode a Government school using dynamite at Ketaki village in Aurangabad District in Bihar. However, the school building was not damaged as the explosion was not powerful. The Maoists took away a generator of the school before the Police reached the spot.||0||0|
|25||8 April||Gaya, Bihar||Around 150 armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two rooms of a school building and a village level child care centre by detonating dynamites at village Baluar in Gaya District in Bihar. The school was two kilometres from the ground where Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was to address an election rally hours later.||0||0|
|26||8 April||Aurangabad, Bihar||A group of 50 CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed a mobile phone tower and other equipments, including a generator, belonging to a private telecom operator by crude bombs at Bishunpur Sagahan village in the Aurangabad District of Bihar.||0||0|
|27||12 April||Koraput, Odisha||11 paramilitary CISF personnel and four Maoists were killed in a gunfight following an attack on an armoury and bauxite mine of public sector NALCO at Panchpatmali near Damanjodi in Koraput District of Odisha. Over a hundred armed Maoists laid siege to the NALCO bauxite mine at Panchpatmali near Damanjodi in Koraput District targeting the magazine depot, where explosives used for blasting purposes were stored. They also attacked a CISF camp nearby. Police sources said the 22 CISF personnel guarding the depot were outnumbered as firing ensued between the CISF personnel and the Maoists. They added that the Maoists also looted CISF weapons and disrupted the telecommunication network in the area by blowing up a mobile tower.||15||0|
|28||13 April||Aurangabad, Bihar||A group of 100 CPI-Maoist cadres raided a community centre, which was proposed as a polling centre for the upcoming Parliamentary elections scheduled to be held on 16 April, at Pandu village in the Aurangabad District of Bihar. However, no casualties were reported.||0||0|
|29||15 April||Rohtas, Bihar||11 Maoists were killed and one BSF personnel injured during a seven-hour long encounter at Dhansa Ghati in the Rohtas District of Bihar. The encounter occurred when more than 150 armed CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded the BSF camp and opened fire at the SF personnel. The incident happened just one day before the commencement of Parliamentary election in the District. "The aim of the Maoists, besides damaging the BSF position, was to loot arms and ammunition and to derail the poll process as Sasaram goes to poll on April 16. It appears that during their retreat, the Maoists took away the injured and bodies of the dead colleagues," BSF sources said, adding, "This is for the first time in the series of recent Maoist attacks that they were made to retreat after suffering substantial casualties without causing much damage to the BSF." According to the ADGP Neelmani, "Maoists used three rocket launchers. Two launchers failed and one rocket hit a wall."||11||1|
|30||21 April||Palamau, Jharkhand||A group of over 50 Maoists bombed the Utari Road railway station and also destroyed a nearby track in the Palamau District of Jharkhand. Police said the militants had planned to target the New Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express, which was to pass through the station 30 minutes after the blast.||0||0|
|31||22 April||West Midnapore, West Bengal||A group of about 70 Maoists entered the Dubrajpur and Saluka villages, four kilometres from the paramilitary CRPF camp at Ramgarh in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal, and assaulted CPI-M leader, Gopinath Murmu, to death at Dubrajpur. The Maoists then went to Saluka looking for the CPI-M's local branch committee secretary Sudhir Mahat, who was in hiding after receiving death threats from Maoists. Not finding him, the Maoists attacked his family members and local CPM supporters. Sudhir's son Banabehari and six CPI-M workers, Bhagan Mahat, Shockap Mahat, Bankim Mahat, Uttam Mahat, Pratap Mahat and Uttam Murmu, were reportedly assaulted. They were also forced to write that they were quitting the CPI-M party and the posters were put up.||0||0|
|32||22 April||Latehar, Jharkhand||Nearly 200 CPI-Maoist cadres seized the Gomo-Mughalsarai train (number 627) carrying nearly 700 passengers near the Hehegarha station at 7.30 am in Latehar District of Jharkhand and later released it around 11.50 am (IST) without causing any harm to the passengers. They later fled the spot after spotting a helicopter.||0||0|
|33||3 May||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Nearly 1,000 CPI-Maoist cadres, wielding shovels, axes and hammers, demolished a Government building that until last week was a Police camp at Kalaimuri near Lalgarh in the WestMidnapore District of WestBengal. Police said that around 11 am, a group of Maoists gathered in front of the camp, one of four in Salboni. "They (the Maoists) contacted people in the neighbouring villages and asked them to assemble near the camp," a Police officer said, adding, "Nearly 5,000 villagers with bows, arrows, axes, iron rods and shovels gathered within half an hour. Some in the demolition squad were women. The Maoists held an hour-long meeting with them and the demolition began around 1 pm. The camp building was completely destroyed by 4 pm." Police sources said the tribals had come from about a dozen villages. This is for the first time that tribals of the area demolished a Government building. One of the tribals who helped bring the building down said, "Had the building remained standing, the Police would have returned with reinforcements. That's why we demolished it." Manoj Kumar Verma, the WestMidnapore Superintendent of Police, said he had received news of the demolition and had informed his superiors. "We will not move into Kalaimuri now because it may lead to untoward incidents. We don't want a confrontation with the villagers at this moment. Today's demolition of the camp was led by Maoists," he added.||0||0|
|34||21 May||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||16 Police personnel, including five women constables, were killed during a three-hour long encounter with a group of armed CPI-Maoist cadres near the hills of Hatti Tola in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The encounter took place when a team of 16 member Police party led by Inspector Ashok Aiyyar was busy in clearing the Dhanora-Murumgaon road of the District, which was blocked by the CPI-Maoist by felling trees during their two-day long bandh call from 20 May in the Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli areas. The Maoists after killing all 16 Police personnel also looted their arms and ammunition and set ablaze the two Police vehicles. A group of more than 70 Maoists, who were camping near Tavitola village, bordering the State of Chhattisgarh, opened fire on the Police personnel and triggered landmine blasts later, SP Rajesh Pradhan said. More than five dalams of Maoists, armed with AK-47 rifles and other sophisticated weapons, attacked the Police team, which was reportedly taken completely by surprise. This is the first time women constables have been killed in a clash between Maoists and the Police.||16||0|
|35||7 June||Koraput, Odisha||Around 70 cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Police Station in Baipariguda village in Koraput District in Odisha and blew it up after forcing Policemen out of the premises. They also set ablaze several vehicles. Five Policemen were on duty when Maoists attacked the Police Station. "The rebels overpowered the Policemen, forced them out and blew up the building," Deputy Inspector General of Police Sanjeev Panda told. "They also blew up a Police outpost near by, ransacked the local forest office and set fire to nearly seven vehicles, including two Police Jeeps," he added. However, no one was killed or injured in the attack. The Maoists later escaped to the nearby forest. The Maoists left leaflets and posters at the site that claimed the attack was carried out to protest the killing of one of their leaders by the Police in the neighbouring State of AndhraPradesh.||0||0|
|36||15 June||Gaya, Bihar||An armed militia of around 70 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up at least three Government buildings at Chakarbandha village under Dumaria Police Station in the Gaya District of Bihar, close to the Jharkhand border. Reports said the Maoist militia raided the village after midnight and blew up a Government middle school building, a community hall and the panchayat bhawan.||0||0|
|37||12 July||Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed 30 Police personnel, including a SP, in two incidents in the Rajnandgaon District in Chhattisgarh. Around 200 Maoists took part in the attack. An encounter in a third place, Sitagaon, was still going on. While the bodies of 36 Police personnel, including that of SP Vinod Kumar Chaubey have been found, the SFs toll could rise once search operations resume. ‘‘There was heavy firing on the police party,’’ said IG Mukesh Gupta. ‘‘The firing occurred in two phases. First, they killed policemen in a senior CRPF camp in Kerkatta village and then, they targeted the SP when he arrived with reinforcements. We are finding bodies everywhere. The more we look, the more bodies we see." Rajnandgaon (Kawardha), which happens to be CM Raman Singh’s Legislative Assembly constituency, is 68 kilometres from State capital, Raipur.||30||0|
|38||16 July||Sundergarh, Odisha||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist looted an explosive-laden vehicle and abducted a SI by firing at a Police van at Champajharan under Koida Police Station in Sundergarh District in Odisha. Diptesh Patnaik, the DSP, said that over 80 Maoists looted the private vehicle on its way to Koida from Rourkela with the explosives meant for mining activities after firing at its driver. The Maoists then fired indiscriminately at a Police van which was escorting it and abducted Ajit Bardhan, SI of Koida Police Station. Koida is a Maoist-prone area near Jharkhand. The driver of the private vehicle is reported to have sustained bullet injuries.||0||1|
|39||17 July||Kandhamal, Odisha||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Police outpost at Katingia in the Kandhamal District in Odisha. The Maoists set ablaze documents and furniture kept at the Police outpost, a bike and also destroyed the VHF set kept there. In addition, they also exploded a landmine to destroy a newly constructed building in the premises of the Police outpost. However, the three Policemen on duty during the attack were not harmed though they were overpowered. Around 50 Maoists took part in this attack. The report added that most of the Maoists rounded up the Katingia village not to let anyone go out to pass on message about the attack. Around 10 armed Maoists reached the outpost to overpower the Policemen and to trigger the explosion. Before escaping, the Maoists also blocked the Jhinjiriguda-Katingia road by cutting down trees.||0||0|
|40||5 August||West Midnapore, West Bengal||A group of around 70 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including some women, killed Shankar Das Adhikary (38), a supporter of the ruling CPI-M, at Chilgora village, about 20 kilometres from Lalgarh in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal. The Maoists barged into his house and dragged him out around 2.30 am (IST). A "people's court" was held in the village at which he was awarded 'death sentence' for his alleged connection with the Police, and then shot dead. A statement issued by Maoist leader Bikas through SMS said: "Extreme punishment has been meted out to Shankar Adhikary. After the arrival of the joint force, the Chandra camp was his regular address. He was also accused of exploitation and corruption."||1||0|
|41||12 August||West Midnapore, West Bengal||An intermittent exchange of fire between the SFs and Maoists continued in the Lalgarh region of WestMidnapore District of WestBengal. SFs chased a group of about 100 Maoists early in the day at Chandabila village where they had taken shelter. With the Maoists opening fire, a gun-battle ensued with the SF personnel retaliating, the Police said. The extremists fled the village and entered Purnapani village where another encounter followed. Faced with heavy firing from the troops, the Maoists split in two groups – one proceeding towards Tarki village and the other entering the dense Bhulagara forest. The Bhulagara group was encircled by the SFs after a brief encounter and some of them were arrested. However, none of the group members who fled towards Tarki could be arrested. District Police Superintendent Manoj Kumar Verma told, "Some Maoists have been arrested and are being interrogated now. Heavy fire exchange took place in four places though there was no casualty on our side." One of the arrested has been identified as Baidyanath Hembram (20) of Rautara village in the region. However, no weapon was found on him at the time of arrest.||0||0|
|42||24 August||Palamau, Jharkhand||The Maoists bombed and destroyed two towers in the Palamau District of Jharkhand. They blew up a mobile tower. About 50 armed insurgents reached the site of the tower situated on Aurangabad-Medininagar route in the District, stuffed it with explosives before blowing it up, DSP Brajmohan Paswan said in Latehar. The blast left a big crater on the spot, about 200 kilometres from Ranchi, he added.||0||0|
|43||24 August||Aurangabad, Bihar||A group of 50 Maoists blew up a newly built community centre in the Akri village under the Dev block of Aurangabad District of Bihar in the midnight of 24 August. No casualty was reported as the building was empty when the Maoists triggered the blast.||0||0|
|44||25 August||Rohtas, Bihar||Maoists blew up two mobile towers in the Gaya District and set ablaze four vehicles at Tilhautu in the Rohtas District of Bihar as the 48-hour shutdown called by the Maoists in five States, including Bihar, ended in the night of 25 August. Around 400 extremists detonated dynamites to blow up the towers at Guraru and at Gurua in Gaya District, Neelmani told media. The Naxalites also blocked the road at Tilhautu in Rohtas and set ablaze four vehicles. The Naxalites told passengers to vacate the vehicles before setting them on fire, he added.||0||0|
|45||26 August||Gaya, Bihar||More than 50 CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two mobile phone towers at Mathurapur village under Guraru Police Station and Gurua in Gaya District of Bihar. While the Mathurapur tower belonged to Reliance Communications, the Gurua tower belonged to Aircel. Gaya SP Sushil Khopde said prima facie it appeared to be the handiwork of the same group which on 25 August evening put Ismailpur station on fire and abducted the station manager, Mayur Kumar. The station manager was subsequently released.||0||0|
|46||26 August||Malkangiri, Odisha||CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the camp of a construction company and destroyed machinery near Mahupadar village under Mathili Police Station in the Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Maoists set ablaze three tippers, one excavator and one machine used to melt and mix coal tar at the worksite. The construction company was laying a road under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the area. According to sources, around 20 armed Maoists along with more than 50 supporters reached the camp of the construction company. They threatened the labourers sleeping in the camp not to oppose their activities or try to contact anyone. The panicked labourers were kept under the watch of armed cadres while others got involved in the arson.||0||0|
|47||1 September||Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh||Two villagers were killed by the CPI-Maoist cadres in the Rajnandgaon District of Chhattisgarh, accusing them of being Police informers, Police said. Some 50 extremists, including several women, came to Bijepar village and killed the two villagers, in their late 20s, in front of the other people, SP Praveer Das said. Some villagers who tried to intervene were assaulted, he said, adding that Police have launched a drive in the forested stretches around the village to arrest the Maoists.||2||0|
|48||1 September||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Maoists abducted Kanai Nayek, (34), a worker of the ruling CPI-M, from his house in Barkola village, six kilometres from Lalgarh area of WestMidnapore District of WestBengal in the night of 31 August. There was no trace of Kanai until late in the night of 1 September. "We are searching the local jungles," said WestMidnapore SP Manoj Verma. Some 50-armed men came to Kanai’s house and dragged him out, said a resident of Barkola village, adding, "They tied his hands with a towel and took him away."||0||0|
|49||2 September||Jamui, Bihar||About 60-armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked the base office of SPML Road Construction Company under Chandramandi outpost of Chakai Police station, about 40 kilometres from the headquarters of Jamui District of Bihar, at around 11.30 pm and abducted eight of its security guards. Two of the guards, however, managed to escape during an encounter that later took place between the extremists and Police. The Maoists raided the SPML plant at Hariondhi village and damaged pay loaders and three trucks, the ADG (Headquarters) Neelmani said. The Maoists also set ablaze six vans and damaged the store where construction materials were kept.||0||0|
|50||2 September||Bokaro, Jharkhand||CPI-Maoist cadres killed a village guard in the Pachmo village under the Mahuatand Police station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand. Police sources said the Maoists killed Ramdhani Ganju suspecting him to be a Police informer. The incident occurred when Ganju was attending a function in his village on the occasion of Karma Puja. Approximately 100 armed Maoists held Ganju captive and took him to a nearby community building and later chopped off his neck. The Maoists also left behind pamphlets at the spot which said, "Jo mukhbiri karega, uska yehi halat hoga (Police informers would be dealt in a similar manner)." Police later recovered Ganju's body from the incident site.||1||0|
|51||21 September||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Scores of armed cadres and militia of CPI-Maoist attacked a party office of the ruling CPI-M at Enayetpur, 15 kilometres from Midnapore near Lalgarh in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal in the afternoon triggering a gun battle that lasted until midnight. There was no casualty in the gun fight, but three persons suffered bullet injuries. The Maoist gunmen were reportedly led by Koteswar Rao alias Kishan and Bikash. According to sources, about 200 CPI-M supporters had assembled at the Enayetpur party office over the last three weeks, apparently to stop the Maoist advance towards Midnapore town. Many of them had also taken shelter there, with the Maoists killing CPM men almost every day. However, many of them had left the place in the morning to celebrate Eid festival. Only 50-odd CPI-M cadres held fort at the party office. In the afternoon, a 10,000-strong group of tribals, many of them carrying firearms, started marching towards the office, led by Kishan and Bikash. At 5 pm (IST), the Maoist assault party started surrounding the building. The Maoists retreated after Security Force personnel reached the spot early on 22 September.||0||0|
|52||8 October||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed at least 18 Policemen, including Sub-Inspector C. S. Deshmukh, in an ambush in the dense forests near Laheri Police Station in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The incident occurred when a 40 member Police party came under heavy fire from 150 to 200 Maoists at about 1 pm (IST) when it was returning after undertaking search operations following intelligence inputs that Maoists had assembled in the area. District Collector Atul Patne told, "As many as two platoons of BSF (50 personnel) and additional police force was rushed to the spot and they could manage to save the rest of the Policemen caught in the heavy fire." Police sources said that about 15 Maoists were also killed in the gun battle.||18||15|
|53||12 October||Lakhisarai, Bihar||The Maoists set ablaze a rail office at Banshipur station of Lakhisarai District of Bihar. In a midnight attack, around 150 extremists stormed the railway station in the important Patna-Kiul-Jhajha section under the Danapur division of the East Central Railway and set ablaze a railway panel room besides destroying the traffic control system, railway officials said. Rail traffic in the section was halted for over six hours as a result, they said, adding the extremists stormed the station and took six railway officials, the station master and assistant station master on duty as hostages but let them off after warning them of dire consequences if they did not follow the extremists' diktat to stop movement of trains during their agitation, the officials said.||0||0|
|54||12 October||Sheohar,Bihar||The Maoists bombed a tower of a private telecom firm and set ablaze a truck at Brindabazar in the Sheohar District of Bihar in the night of 12 October. Around 45–50 insurgents arrived at Brindabazar, ordered the villagers not to venture out of their homes and destroyed a tower of the Airtel company, officials said on 14 October. They later set ablaze a truck after asking its occupants to vacate it.||0||0|
|55||13 October||Munger, Bihar||Over 100 CPI-Maoist cadres assembled at a block office building at Sangrampur in the Munger District of Bihar and detonated dynamites blasting the construction, officials said. Portions of the building collapsed in the powerful explosion which also destroyed furniture and gutted land revenue related documents. The Maoists also left pamphlets on the spot owning responsibility for the blast. Maoist cadres set ablaze three cellular phone towers in the Banke Bazaar Police Station area of Gaya District of Bihar. While two towers were set ablaze in Hussainganj village, the other was set ablaze in Baltharwa. However, the Gaya District Superintendent of Police, Sushil Khopde, said only two towers were set ablaze – one each in Hussainganj and Baltharwa villages. According to reports, the extremists – numbering several dozens who carried sophisticated weapons – leisurely walked to the mobile phone towers, pumped oil out of the generators supplying power to the towers and poured the same oil all around before putting the equipment on fire.||0||0|
|56||18 October||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist stabbed to death Birju Kiranga (32) from Kothi village in the Etapalli division of Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra in the midnight alleging him of being a Police informer. Around 50 Maoists were involved in the killing, Police sources claimed.||1||0|
|57||20 October||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided Sankrail Police Station in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal and shot dead two Police officers and kidnapped the officer-in-charge of the Police Station. They also looted INR 923,000 from a bank located nearby. The Maoists numbering around 50, including some women, arrived in two groups on motorcycles and headed for the Police Station and the State Bank of India branch nearby, Police said. At the Police Station, they opened fire killing the second officer Dibakar Bhattacharya and abducted OIC Atindranath Dutta and an Assistant Sub-Inspector Swapan Roy, sources said. The body of Roy was later found from a swamp some distance away, they said, adding, the Maoists took away all the arms and ammunition at the Police Station. The Maoists left behind posters demanding the release of the PCPA leader Chhatradhar Mahato and withdrawal of SFs from Lalgarh. The CPI-Maoist politburo member, Koteshwar Rao alias Kishan, claimed responsibility for the strike. "The Police officer is in our custody. He will be killed if any attempt is made by security forces to follow our comrades," he said in a statement later.||2||0|
|58||29 October||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||The CPI-Maoist cadres killed a senior RSS office-bearer Jaisingh Manjhi, 40, and his two relatives in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. According to the Police, approximately 60 heavily-armed extremists entered Manjhi's home in the Chindgarh village at midnight. The extremists allegedly took Manjhi, his brother and nephew to a nearby field. "The rebels, it seems, slit the throats of Manji, his brother, Pileshwar, 37, and nephew Livir," said an unnamed Police officer in Dantewada. Pileshwar was a panchayat secretary in Kirkirpal village panchayat.||3||0|
|59||4 November||Malkangiri, Odisha||About 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the guest house of a steel company at Gajiagoda in the Chitrakonda area of Malkangiri District of Odisha around midnight and set it ablaze, the District SP, Satyabrata Bhoi, said. The Maoists assaulted the guard of the guest house and stormed the building. The insurgents also assaulted two engineers of the company and locked them up in a nearby house, he said, adding that the two were later rescued.||0||0|
|60||7 November||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a primary school building in the Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, Police said. Some 80–100 Maoists set explosives inside a primary school building in Phulpar village in the night of 6 November and destroyed a major portion, officials at the Police headquarters in Raipur said. Education department officials said that Maoists over the past two years had set ablaze 80 school buildings in Dantewada and Bijapur Districts. Police said they have recovered leaflets from Maoist dominated areas in recent months in which the insurgents said they are targeting school and hospital buildings in Bastar region as these provide shelter to Security Force personnel for anti-Maoist operations.||0||0|
|61||16 November||Munger, Bihar||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed a village chowkidar by slitting his throat at Badaki Hathia village in the Munger District of Bihar. Around 50 Maoists raided the village, captured the chowkidar and took him to an isolated place and killed him, the Police said.||1||0|
|62||16 November||Giridih, Jharkhand||Maoists cadres attacked a security camp at Khudisar under Dumri Police Station in Giridih District of Jharkhand, where the SFs were stationed for election duty. About 200 Maoists attacked the security camp and exchanged fire with the SFs. However, no one was injured. Vehicles of two election campaigners were also attacked and glass panes were damaged. The tyres of the cars were also punctured.||0||0|
|63||27 November||Gaya, Bihar||Armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two school buildings in the Gaya District of Bihar. About 200 insurgents surrounded State-run primary schools at Sonedaha and Latua late in the night and blew up the buildings by detonating dynamites, they said.||0||0|
|64||29 November||Chatra, Jharkhand||In the Chatra District of Jharkhand, the Maoists blew up the house of RJD leader Chandrika Yadav in the Basisthnagar Police Station area at Jodi at around 11 pm. About 100 armed Maoists surrounded the house and asked the family members to vacate the house, SP Jatin Narwal said. The Maoists then packed dynamites in every room before triggering the blast, he said. The Maoists left notes warning against participation in the ensuing elections.||0||0|
|65||7 December||Sheohar, Bihar||Three persons were killed and many others wounded by the CPI-Maoist cadres in Sheohar District of Bihar in the night. The Maoists numbering over 50 came on a truck to a market place at Dariani Chapra in the District and started firing indiscriminately killing three persons on the spot, they said.||3||3|
|66||8–9 December||Kanker,Chhattisgarh||About 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres raided Thema village in the Kanker District of Chhattisgarh and shot dead two brothers allegedly on charges of spying, Police said on 9 December. The incident took place in the night of 8 December. "Guerrillas raided the village and took away two brothers- Rakesh, 30, and Rajuram, 25, into a nearby forested area and shot them dead on charges of being police informers," Vishwa Ranjan, DGP said. He said the extremists shot at another civilian of the same village, Chabilal Markam. The villagers said Markam was taken to a Government hospital and was in a critical condition.||2||1|
|67||10 December||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Police exchanged gunfire with a group of cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Satpati village in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal in the night. An officer manning the control room said that around 40–50 Maoists attacked the Pirakata outpost under Salboni police station around 8 pm "The police returned the fire. But there are no reports of any injury," the officer said.||0||0|
|68||17 December||Bokaro, Palamau Jharkhand||A government high school at Tiskopi nder Gomia Police Station in Bokaro District of Jharkhand was blown up. Though 10 rooms of the school were damaged, there were no casualties reported. As many as seven blasts were triggered by the Maoists to demolish the school building. Sources said Maoists had earlier threatened the school management to stop allowing SF personnel, who used the school as camps during the anti-Maoist operations, to stay there. Still, the SFs again camped at the school for the third phase of the Assembly election that concluded on 8 December. After they left the building a couple of days back, 50 armed Maoists came to the school at around 11 pm (IST) and detonated the landmines. Before leaving, they put up posters on the walls of the school, describing the explosion as revenge taken by them against Police personnel using schools as a camp. Another school was blown up in the Kawal village of Palamau District. Maoists also blew up a small bridge near Kahkula and Seriyar villages in the same District.||0||0|
|69||18 December||Munger, Bihar||Maoists numbering about 200 entered the premises of prosperous farmers Arun Kumar Singh, Sunit Kumar Singh and his brother Manoj Kumar Singh located at village Lakrihaar under the Dharhara Police Station in the Munger District of Bihar and looted about 400 mounds of paddy stacked there. The extremists loaded the paddy on the tractor of farmer Arun Kumar Singh and drove towards the forest area. When the caretakers protested, the Maoists set ablaze a go down as a result of which furniture were reduced to ashes, Police said, adding the Maoists also assaulted the caretaker.||0||0|
|70||19 December||Aurangabad, Bihar||Armed Maoists blew up a state-run school building at Karma village the Aurangabad District of Bihar, Police sources said. Around 50 Maoists surrounded the vacant school building, planted dynamites and blew it up, sources said. No harm was caused to anybody.||0||0|
|71||19 December||Sundergarh, Odisha||The Maoists reportedly had damaged three Government buildings, including the local panchayat office, at Relhatur in Sundergarh District of Odisha. Around 100 armed Maoists stormed into Relhatur village and blew up the panchayat office and its adjoining panchayat store building. An eyewitness said the Maoists were shouting anti-Government slogans, daring villagers to call the Police. The extremists also pasted hand written posters at nearby villages of Rengeda and Topadih. The people of Mahupada, Jharbeda, Relhatur, Sanbalijore and Nangalkata village had earlier left their houses out of fear and staged a dharna before K Balang Police Station and NH No 215 demanding security.||0||0|
|72||23 December||Rohtas, Bihar||Armed Maoists set ablaze seven vehicles of a private road construction firm at Badiha village in the Rohtas District of Bihar. Around 200 extremists stormed the office of S. N. P. Infrastructure, confined its employees in a room and set ablaze the vehicles, the Police said. None of the employees were harmed in the incident, the Police said. Three road rollers, two pay loaders and a water tanker were among the vehicles set ablaze.||0||0|
|73||27 December||Aurangabad, Bihar||The CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a State run school building at Birhni village in the Aurangabad District of Bihar, Police said. Over 200 extremists surrounded the school building and detonated dynamites to blow up the school building. Four rooms of the school collapsed in the blast, the police said.||0||0|
|74||29 December||Aurangabad, Bihar||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist detonated dynamites to blow up a school building at Jurati village in the Aurangabad District of Bihar. Around 200 extremists surrounded the State-run school and triggered blasts partially damaging its building, Police said. Police recovered two can bombs, cable wires and several Police uniforms besides Naxal literature from the spot.||0||0|
|75||31 December||Aurangabad, Bihar||Armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two school buildings in Aurangabad of Bihar, Police said. Over 200 extremists surrounded a State-run school at Chandaur and blew the building with dynamites, SP, Aurangabad N.K. Tiwari said.||0||0|
|1||2 January||West Midnapore, West Bengal||A 200-strong mob including cadres of the CPI-Maoist and the PCPA set ablaze three trucks at Bulanpur village under Goaltore Police Station in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal.||0||0|
|2||2 January||Malkangiri, Odisha||Around 50 armed Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a gram panchayat office building and a go down at Panasput in Chitrakonda area in Malkangiri District of Odisha.||0||0|
|3||11 January||East Champaran, Bihar||Over 10 cadres of CPI-maoist armed with sophisticated weapons drove the labourers out of their makeshift tents and set ablaze several bridge construction machines late in the night at Chamotola in the East Champaran District of Bihar.||0||0|
|4||18 January||Jehanabad, Bihar||Over 100 CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a railway track near Nadaul railway station in the Jehanabad District of Bihar.||0||0|
|5||18 January||Lohardaga, Jharkhand||About 70 CPI-Maoist cadres led by Nakul Yadav and about 25 member Jharkhand Chhattisgarh Simant Committee (JCSC) squad led by Sanjay Yadava exchanged fire for more than half an hour at Machi village under Kisko Police Station area in Lohardaga District of Jharkhand. No casualty from either side was reported.||0||0|
|6||20 January||Malkangiri, Odisha||A group of 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist along with around 100 supporters damaged one mobile communication tower each of the BSNL and Airtel at Kudumulu Gumma village in Malkangiri District of Odisha in the night. The Maoists also destroyed a licensed India Made Foreign Liquor Shop (IMFL) shop in the same village.||0||0|
|7||21 January||Palamu, Jharkhand||A group around 50 cadres and supporters of the CPI-Maoist poured petroleum products in machine rooms of three telecommunication towers belonging to BSNL, Airtel and Idea and set them ablaze in Konwai village in Palamu District of Jharkhand in the night.||0||0|
|8||24 January||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||Around 50 cadres of CPI-Maoist stopped six trucks on the Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh highway on the midnight of by damaging the road in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. The Maoists did not attack the drivers.||0||0|
|9||25 January||Sundargarh, Odisha||Over 60 cadres of the CPI-Maoist laid siege to the iron ore mines of SAIL at Kalta under Koira Police limits in Sundargarh District of Odisha for two hours. They opened a few rounds of blank fire forcing over 3,400 workers to stop mining works.||0||0|
|10||1 February||Bankura, West Bengal||About 2000 Maoists and the PCPA cadres attacked a Police Station triggering an exchange of fire with the SF personnel in the Bankura District of WestBengal. The mob with men marching behind women had ringed the Police Station to protest stepped-up patrols in the area after a spurt in Maoist attacks. Six women were hit in the Police firing. Two died on way to hospital. Six Policemen were also injured from spears and other sharp weapons. Urmila Singh Sardar, a Maoist women’s squad leader and wife of Maoist leader Rajaram Sardar, was arrested after she tripped and fell. Three more Maoists were arrested later.||2||10|
|11||15 February||West Midnapore, West Bengal||At least 24 SF personnel, mostly belonging to the EFR, were killed and several others injured when a large group of CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a SF camp at Silda in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal. The Maoists triggered several blasts before opening fire on the SF personnel. Before leaving, the Maoists looted firearms and set the camp ablaze. One civilian died of splinter injury the next day taking the death toll in the incident to 25.||25||0|
|12||17 February||Jamui, Bihar||At least 12 villagers, including three women and one child, were killed when nearly 150 heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Phulwariya village in Jamui District of Bihar. Four of a family was charred to death while others were shot dead. Those killed were Kora tribals and the attack was in retaliation of the alleged killing of eight Maoists by the Koras on 31 January at the instigation of one Lakhan Kora, suspected by the Maoists of being a Police informer. The Maoists triggered explosions and also set 30 houses ablaze. The whereabouts of Lakhan are not known. While the Police say he survived the attack, this could not be confirmed from local sources.||12||0|
|13||23 March||Gaya, Bihar||Around 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a Government toll plaza at Mahapur in Gaya District of Bihar and shot dead a private security guard and a truck driver identified as Krishna Kant. They also looted 25 weapons including rifles, carbines and ammunition.||2||0|
|14||23 March||Sitamarhi, Bihar||Six Policemen including five SAP constables and SHO Virendra Yadav were injured when the Maoists exchanged fire with the Police at a market in Belsand of Sitamarhi District of Bihar. SP Anwar Hussain said that 500 armed Maoists arrived at Belsand Bazaar and asked shopkeepers to pull down shutters. The Police rushed to the spot, and in the exchange of fire, six Policemen were injured while the Maoists managed to escape.||0||6|
|15||23 March||Nawada, Bihar||Around 80 Maoists attacked Jamunia village in Nawada District of Bihar and injured two persons with gun shots.||0||2|
|16||23 March||Malkangiri, Odisha||A group of 200 Maoist cadre and supporter attacked and ransacked the guest house of the Essar Steel at Chitrakonda in Malkangiri District of Odisha. They also set ablaze two vehicles of the company.||0||0|
|17||24 March||Saran, Bihar||Over 50 armed Maoists destroyed an under construction Police station building by triggering dynamite blast at Bhelbi in Saran District of Bihar. The Maoists also opened fire indiscriminately and left behind a handbill demanding the State Government to immediately halt 'Operation Green Hunt' and release its top leaders lodged in jails. No casualty was reported in the incident.||0||0|
|18||25 March||West Midnapore,West Bengal||A 100 strong squad of armed Maoists attacked a forest beat office at Etela in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal and set it ablaze. The Maoists then damaged the staff quarters, broke down walls of a quarter under construction and set ablaze the entire complex.||0||0|
|19||26 March||Rohtas, Bihar||Over 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a newly constructed Police station building and a block office with dynamites and later on burnt 12 trucks at Tilauthar in Rohtas District of Bihar. They also looted cash and mobiles from the truck drivers.||0||0|
|20||29 March||Kaimur, Bihar||Over 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up two school buildings at Duddha village in Kaimur District of Bihar.||0||0|
|21||2 April||Gaya, Bihar||Over 100 heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a base camp of CRPF 47 Battalion and SAF inside Lootwa forest in Gaya District of Bihar. No casualties were reported.||0||0|
|22||6 April||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||75 CRPF personnel and a State Policeman were killed in an attack by about 1000 CPI-Maoist cadres in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh. The incident took place near Chintalnad -Tarmetla village in the District when a CRPF patrol party was returning from a road opening duty in the Naxalite-infested Mukrana forest between 6 to 7 am. The team had been camping in interiors of Tarmetla forest for the last three days as part of a combing operation.||75||0|
|23||7 April||Darbhanga, Bihar||Around 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted Sitaram Rai, headman of Usri village in Darbhanga District of Bihar.||0||0|
|24||8 April||Rohtas, Bihar||About 100 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist shot dead a person, identified as Badan Singh, and his son Visambhar in Kenar-Khurd village under Chenari Police Station in Rohtas District of Bihar. Maoists also blew up Singh's house by using dynamite. Villagers told Police that the incident was an outcome of a land dispute with Maoists.||2||0|
|25||20 April||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist carried out near-simultaneous attacks on five camps of the CRPF in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, triggering gun battles. There was no immediate report of casualties. About 300 to 400 Maoists fired from a distance on the camps of the paramilitary personnel at Chintangufa, Kanker Lanka, Potampalli, Bhejji and Erawa in quick succession beginning around 7.30 pm (IST). Dantewada SP Amaresh Mishra said the firing could have been carried out to facilitate the militants' escape to Odisha.||0||0|
|26||24 April||Munger, Bihar||Over 50–60 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up with dynamite two buildings housing the additional health sub-centre and the training centre for blanket and carpet industries at Bangalwa in Munger District of Bihar.||0||0|
|27||1 May||Koraput, Odisha||About 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed the girls’ school premises at Dhepaguda under Narayanpatna area in Koraput District of Odisha and triggered at least three bomb blasts. The school was partially damaged in the attack. No one was injured in the attack.||0||0|
|28||7 May||Malkangiri, Odisha||A group of 50 Maoists attacked the Integrated Child Development Scheme office building at Kudumulu Gumma under Orkel Police station area in Malkangiri District of Odisha. They ransacked furniture and set documents and files afire.||0||0|
|29||18 May||Aurangabad, Bihar||Around 50 armed Maoists set ablaze five tractors at Jogiya village of Kharbandi panchayat under Mufassil Police station in Aurangabad District of Bihar.||0||0|
|30||20 May||West Champaran, Bihar||Around 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the railway line with dynamites at Chintamani village between Dighwara and Pipra stations in WestChamparan District of Bihar causing derailment and burning of fourteen oil tankers of the goods train. The train was on way to Raxaul on the India-Nepal border from Muzaffarpur. Several posters and leaflets left by the Maoists were seized from the spot.||0||0|
|31||21 May||Sheohar, Bihar||Over 100 cadres of the CPI-Maoist laid a siege on Ramban village and killed five villagers in Sheohar District of Bihar. While Siya Ram Rai (55), Bhagwan Rai (50), Bhola Rai (21) and Manohar Thakur (20) were shot dead, 25-year-old Visheshwar Thakur's throat was slit. Another villager, Subodh Kumar Rao, was injured.||5||1|
|32||22 May||Patna, Bihar||About 60 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist cadres killed Mukesh Yadav (30) and his mother at Pachpan village in Masaudhi region in Patna District of Bihar.||2||0|
|33||6 June||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Around 50 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a forest rest house in the Mader range in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|34||14 June||Gaya, Bihar||Over 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Islampur railway station in Gaya District of Bihar and abducted the station master and two other railway employees.||0||0|
|35||14 June||Rohtas, Bihar||About 200 armed CPI-Maoist cadres opened fire at a Police Station in Rohtas District of Bihar. The Special Forces deployed in the area countered the gunfire.||0||0|
|36||29 June||Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh||Twenty-seven personnel of the 39 Battalion of the CRPF including Assistant Commandant Jatin Gulati were killed in a CPI-Maoist ambush in Narayanpur District of Chhattisgarh. The attack took place near a hilly stretch known as the Jhadha Ghati, three kilometres from Dhudhai base camp. 63 CRPF personnel were returning from a Road Opening Operation (ROP) on foot on the Narayanpur-Orcha road when the attack occurred. The company was directed to secure a seven-kilometres stretch of road to allow for "logistical movements". The front-end of the patrol party was far ahead but the tail-end was reportedly bunched up into a closely knit group of 31 men, making them a soft target. It is believed that over 100 Maoist cadres assisted by Local Bhoomkal militia took part in the ambush. The Narayanpur-Orcha road is considered the gateway to Abujhmad, a 4000-square kilometre forested area that has been declared a "liberated zone" by the Maoists.||27||0|
|37||1 July||East Champaran, Bihar||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze a mobile telephone tower at Chiraiya in East Champaran District of Bihar. Around 50 Maoists raided Mirpur village, sprayed petrol and burnt the generator room adjacent to the tower. The tower was partially damaged.||0||0|
|38||6 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||About 100 heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a school building in MV-21 village under Kalimela Police station area in Malkangiri District of Odisha.||0||0|
|39||7 July||Keonjhar, Odisha||Around 80 heavily-armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the Police Station in Daitari town of Keonjhar District of Odisha and set it ablaze in the night. The seven Policemen, who were on duty at the Police station at the time of the incident, retaliated triggering a brief exchange of fire with the Maoists. ASI Umesh Chandra Marandi went missing after the incident and is feared to have been abducted by the Maoists.||0||0|
|40||8 July||West Midnapore, West Bengal||A group of more than 50 Maoists entered Pathuri village area in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal and set ablaze many houses.||0||0|
|41||8 July||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||About 150 cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked Kuakonda Police station and subsequently the house of Congress leader Avdesh Gautam in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, killing two of his relatives and leaving two others injured, including his son. Armed Maoists struck at the Kuakonda Police Station in the District in the morning, drawing retaliation from the Police personnel. Police claimed that one Maoist was killed in the attack.||3||2|
|42||10 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||Cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a mobile tower and a panchayat building in Malkangiri District of Odisha in the night. Fifty heavily armed Maoists stormed into Nilakamberu, on the outskirts of Balimela, and triggered a landmine blast that destroyed the tower, Police said.||0||0|
|43||11 July||Kaimur, Bihar||A group of 60 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist abducted 11 villagers from Loda village in Kaimur District of Bihar and also took away their licensed weapons.||0||0|
|44||11 July||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Around 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked a complex of State-owned NMDC at Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh, which is said to house large quantities of explosives, triggering a gun battle with the CISF personnel guarding the complex. There was, however, no immediate report of any casualty on either side. The Maoists set ablaze some vehicles.||0||0|
|45||14 July||Mayurbhanj, Odisha||About 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist stormed Handibhanga village at Suliapada in Mayurbhanj District of Odisha and killed Sukanta Murmu (22), suspecting him to be a Police informer. The Maoists, then, attacked the house of home guard Ramachandra Marandi, assaulted his elderly parents and looted INR 40,000 in cash.||1||0|
|46||17 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||In Malkangiri District of Odisha, more than 50 gun-wielding Maoists stormed into Tentuliguda village, some 15 kilometres from Orkel Police limits and triggered a landmine blast at the school building there. The next target of the Maoists was an under construction building of a hostel of the school located at Vejangwada. No one was injured by the Maoists at the schools targeted by them. Earlier in the day, a person yet to be identified was killed by the group of Maoists at the Gompakunda square, seven kilometres from the Kalimela Police Station in the same District and left the body draped in a red banner which claimed that all Police informers would face a similar fate. It is believed that the same group of Maoists committed the killing.||1||0|
|47||19 July||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Nearly 100 Maoists damaged a school building at Puspal village of Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|48||20 July||Purulia, West Bengal||A group of about 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist killed two activists of the ruling CPI-M at Sindurpur village in Purulia District of WestBengal, suspecting them to be Police informers. The victims identified were Hrishikesh Kumar (58) and his son Kashinath (30).||2||0|
|49||6 August||Sundergarh, Odisha||Around 200 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a culvert on National Highway 215 on Roxy-Jamudihi road near Sonambur under K Balang Police Station of Sundergarh District of Odisha.||0||0|
|50||13 August||West Midnapore, West Bengal||A group of 50 members of the Maoist-backed mass militia raided the house of Prabir Sui, a moneylender and car dealer at Bhetur village in Jamboni in WestMidnapore District of WestBengal. Sui wasn't at home. His son, Kaushik, was assaulted. Samir and Mihir, brothers of Prabir, were captured by the group but managed to escape. Before leaving, they set ablaze four vehicles parked outside Sui's house.||0||0|
|51||15 August||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||About 60 armed Maoists set ablaze six trucks and stopped Jagdalpur-bound trucks coming from Kirandool and threatened their drivers not to ply on the route in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh.||0||0|
|52||28 August||Saran, Bihar||Maoists set ablaze an earthmoving machine of a road construction company at Sonho village in Chapra in Saran District of Bihar in the night. Around 400 Maoists attacked the office of JKM constructions and without harming any of the staff members, who were held as hostages, the Maoists set ablaze the vehicles used for road construction.||0||0|
|53||29 August||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||Three BSF troopers, a constable of the Chhattisgarh Police and a SPO were killed while another constable was injured in an ambush set up by 100–150 CPI-Maoist cadres at Bhuski, 8.5 kilometres away from the Durgkondal Police Station in Kanker District of Chhattisgarh in the morning. "The ambush occurred at 6.50 am," Kanker SP Ajay Yadav said. "A joint party of the BSF and the DF had set out on an area domination and road opening exercise. We have also lost five weapons: two AK 47s and one light machine gun belonging to the BSF men and the two INSAS rifles carried by the District Policemen," Yadav added.||5||1|
|54||29 August||Lakhisarai, Bihar||Seven SF personnel were killed and seven others injured in a gunfight with some 300 to 1000 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in the forests of Ghoghraghat Kanimoh in Lakhisarai District of Bihar. The Maoists also looted 30 rifles from the SF personnel.||7||7|
|55||9 September||Gaya, Bihar||About 400 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze several houses, including that of Dhanraj Sharma, a BJP District vice-president, and looted jewellery and other valuables worth INR 5 million in Imamganj area of Gaya District of Bihar. Police said the Maoists held a ‘kangaroo court’ that passed an order for "attachment of properties" of Dhanraj Sharma and a close aide of Bihar Assembly Speaker U. N. Choudhury, and eight others in Kotiya village for working against them.||0||0|
|56||9 September||Malkangiri, Odisha||Nearly 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist planted landmines and blew up the building of a panchayat office at Materu in the Padia block of Malkangiri District of Odisha. The Maoists did not injure or attack any villager. After the blast the Maoists also ransacked some portions of the building that had not been damaged and set ablaze to the official records and furniture while raising slogans against the Government and the proposed anti-Naxal operation in the area. They left a poster at the spot stating that they blew up the building to protest against the camp of BSF at Sikhapalli near Materu.||0||0|
|57||25–26 September||West Linghbhum, Jharkhand||A CRPF trooper, two State armed Police personnel and three cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in the ongoing encounter between SFs and some 400 Maoists that started on 25 September at Tirilposhi forest in West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. A CRPF trooper and two Maoists were killed in the encounter on 26 September while two Policemen and a Maoist were killed while an Assistant Commandant of CRPF injured on 25 September. The encounter took place after the SF personnel, comprising CRPF and SAF, State Armed Police and District Police, were pursuing the Maoists following the neutralisation of a training camp in Nurda. The Police also recovered two weapons including a rifle, five hand grenades, among other articles.||6||0|
|58||26 September||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||A group of 100 CPI-Maoist cadres and supporters killed two persons, identified as Pangi Prasad (28) and Pangi Srikanth (27), of Kotagunnalu village under Annavaram Police Station in Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam District of AndhraPradesh. They accused them of being Police informers and killed them.||2||0|
|59||1 October||Rohtas, Bihar||About 60 armed Maoists ‘attached’ the moveable property of four farmers for supporting Shanti Sena, a private army formed by a former bandit king Ram Bachan Yadav, allegedly to take on the Maoists at Dhansa village in Rohtas District of Bihar.||0||0|
|60||3 October||Purulia, West Bengal||A group of about 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist, armed with sophisticated weapons, raided Chirogora village in Purulia District of WestBengal and shot dead three activists of the Forward Bloc party after dragging them out of their houses. The deceased were identified as Leru Majhi, Dasrath Majhi, and Choto Majhi. The attackers left some leaflets in the area claiming that they were killed as they were ‘Police spies’.||3||0|
|61||4 October||Malkangiri, Odisha||A large number of heavily armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including women, stormed into Padia block headquarter town under Kalimela Police Station area in Malkangiri District of Odisha, and ransacked a liquor shop. The Maoists also destroyed almost the entire stock in the liquor outlet. However, no injury or casualty was reported in the incident.||0||0|
|62||6 October||Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh||A group 40–50 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist held a lineman, Kharpattu, hostage for hours and damaged the railway tracks by removing fish plates and sleeper clips between Churk and Agorikhas railway stations in deep forests in Sonebhadra District of UttarPradesh. However, a major tragedy was averted as a number of important trains were stopped at the Agorikhas station after an alert raised by the lineman who was later released by the Maoists.||0||0|
|63||9 October||Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh||Six cadres of the CPI-Maoist and two civilians were killed in a gun battle between a company of Maoists and SFs near Padki Pali village in Mahasamund District along Chhattisgarh-Odisha border. The villagers were killed in the cross-fire. "The gun battle broke out when a contingent of STF and State Police encircled armed Maoists, who were camping in the region. The Police have also recovered weapons from the site", said IG (Durg Range) R. K. Vij. "The rebels also tried to use local villagers as shields by pushing them to the front during the encounter," he claimed.||8||0|
|64||12 October||Bijapur, Chhattisgarh||Two Police Constables, Rajesh Prasad and Ritesh Jha, were killed by about 40 to 50 cadres of the CPI-Maoist in Bijapur District of Chhattisgarh. SP R.N. Das said they were shot dead just one kilometre from the Pamed Police Station as they were returning from the market after offering prayers to Goddess Durga at a roadside pandal.||2||0|
|65||14 October||Malkangiri, Odisha||More than 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist entered Markapadar village under Kharpattu Block in Malkangiri District of Odisha and blew up a Panchayat building and a go down using powerful landmine. After blowing the buildings the Maoists disappeared into the nearby forest shouting slogans against the Government and SFs.||0||0|
|66||20 October||Gumla, Jharkhand||Two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in a four-hour-long encounter in a forest near Raghunathpur in Raidih Police Station area of Gumla District of Jharkhand. The encounter started when a team of SF personnel was on its way to Chainpur on a regular patrol and a group of around 150 Maoist cadres opened fire on them. Two Police personnel are also said to be missing.||2||0|
|67||24 October||Saran, Bihar||More than 60 cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up the house of a sarpanch, Guddu Sharma, using dynamite at Mahipalpur village under Maker Police Station in Saran District of Bihar. SP A. K. Satyarthi said that there was no report of any casualty, adding, "Only a portion of Sharma's house was blown up." Later, a fierce gun battle broke out between the Maoists and Police. According to reports, over 100 Maoists were present at the location and engaged with the Police personnel.||0||0|
|68||31 October||Hazaribagh, Jharkhand||Cadres of the TPC numbering over 50 raided Bundu village in Hazaribagh District of Jharkhand and damaged the houses of six villagers with a JCB machine in protest against the arrest of Mohammad Irfan, the zonal ‘commander’ of the outfit, from Bundu region on 19 October.||0||0|
|69||8 November||Muzaffarpur, Bihar||Ten wagons of a goods train got derailed when a group of over 50 Maoists triggered a dynamite blast blowing up the railway track near Kurhani railway station in Hajipur-Muzaffarpur section of East-Central Railway in Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.||0||0|
|70||9 November||Gaya, Bihar||Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres surrounded a bus, pulled out the driver and helper from the bus and set it ablaze at Nagma village in Gaya District of Bihar.||0||0|
|71||9 November||Gaya, Bihar||Over 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked and set ablaze a makeshift party office of RJD under Tekari Assembly constituency at Mathurapur under Guraru Police Station in Gaya District of Bihar. No casualty was reported. Some Maoist leaflets asking the people to stay away from voting on that day were also found from the incident site.||0||0|
|72||14 November||Rohtas, Bihar||One person, suspected to be a CPI-Maoist cadre, was killed as Maoists blasted a culvert at Boulia under Nauhatta Police Station in Rohtas District of Bihar. Over 75 CPI-Maoist cadres gathered at the spot and triggered a landmine blast in which the culvert was blown up. The blast site is under Chenari assembly constituency going to polls in the sixth and final phase of assembly election on 20 November.||1||0|
|73||19 November||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||A group about 200 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist led by Korukonda area committee secretary Narendra and his sympathisers woke up every one in a village and held a meeting at Lothugedda junction near Chintapalli mandal in Visakhapatnam agency in AndhraPradesh. In the meeting they warned that Tribal Welfare Minister P. Balaraju and his supporters would be dealt with severely. They also wanted the people to make the tenth anniversary of PLGA commencing on 2–8 December, a success and advised them not to allow sale of liquor in their villages. Then the Maoists blocked entry into Lothugedda by cutting trees and placing them on either side of the road. They went to the house of Bosetti Durga Rao, a trader, brought out his furniture and other articles and set them ablaze along with a motorcycle and a van. The Maoists whisked away 16 rice bags and other food material and a TV set from the house of Durga. They later smashed a belt shop, set ablaze the bike of a Forest Ranger and partially destroyed a Forest check-post.||0||0|
|74||25 November||Aurangabad, Bihar||Over 50 armed Maoists raided the construction site of a proposed plant and set ablaze several equipment including four dumpers, three hydra cranes and mixer machine at Navinagar in Aurangabad District in Bihar. SP Vivek Raj Singh said the railway and NTPC are jointly setting up the proposed 2000 MW power plant at Surar village in Navinagar. A combing operation has been launched to track down the Maoists, Singh added.||0||0|
|75||2 December||Jehanabad, Bihar||More than 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the office of a private road construction firm and set ablaze construction equipments, a mixer machine and a water tanker at Salempur Lodi Road under the Pali Police Station in Jehanabad District in Bihar. The Maoists left behind leaflets, threatening the contractor with a fresh attack if extortion money was not paid, SP Ganesh Kumar said.||0||0|
|76||8–9 December||Koraput, Odisha||On the last lay of the week-long observation of 10th anniversary of PLGA, a group of around 60 armed Maoists killed Sambharu Huika, a tribal youth in Odiapentha village in Koraput District in Odisha. According to Koraput SP Anup Sahu it was suspected that the tribal youth had been murdered on the last day of PLGA week to use terror tactics to compel tribal youths of remote areas join the violent fold. Huika had refrained from joining the controversial CMAS in Narayanpatna area. Huika had even allegedly refused to take part in meetings and rallies of CMAS. "So, the only reason behind the murder was to create a reign of terror in the area," Sahu said.||1||0|
|77||9 December||Sundargarh, Odisha||CPI-Maoist cadres killed two villagers by slitting their throats in Langalkata village, under K. Balang Police station in Sundargarh District in Odisha. According to sources in Rourkela Police, about 200 armed Maoists barged into the village in the wee hours and abducted six villagers at gun point. All the hostages were taken to a nearby school building where villagers had reportedly a heated exchange of words. Subsequently, four villagers were let off while two were killed. The two victims were identified as Anup Singh and Bisra Singh, whom the Maoists suspected to be Police informers. The Maoists and the cadres of erstwhile MCC threw the bodies along with a few posters warning the villagers not to support the Police.||2||0|
|78||17 December||Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||Four cadres of the CPI-Maoist including three women were killed in an encounter with the Greyhounds, the elite anti-Maoist force, at a place between Cheruvuru and Yegajanaba villages under Balapam panchayat in Chintapalli mandal of Visakhapatnam District in AndhraPradesh. The Greyhounds went to the spot on the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border in three batches after receiving information that a company of the PLGA, the military wing of the Maoists, consisting of around 70 cadres, was holding a meeting there. The Maoists started firing when they were asked to surrender, DIG (Visakha Range) Sowmya Misra said. Nearly 300 rounds were fired in the exchange of fire that lasted nearly an hour, killing four of them. Police recovered an INSAS rifle, 40 kitbags and three weapons from the encounter site. Sub-Inspector of Police Mohan Reddy was injured in the encounter.||4||0|
|79||21 December||Gajapati, Odisha||A group of about 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist, including women cadres, raided the makeshift camp of the ARSS Infrastructure Limited, a private construction company, and set ablaze 14 vehicles of the construction company at Pindiki under Mohana Police Station area in Gajapati District in Odisha. Seven tippers, two road-rollers, two mixers, a water tanker, a grader, and an excavator were damaged in the attack. No one was injured as vehicle drivers and the watchman fled fearing for their lives. The cadres of the Bansadhara division left a poster at the spot in which the Maoists have expressed that they have opposed the construction of the roads in the area, SP Sarthak Sarangi said.||0||0|
|80||27 December||Bargarh, Odisha||At least two cadres of the CPI-Maoist were killed in an encounter between the Maoists and the Police in Paikmal area of Bargarh District in Odisha. Acting on a tip off, the Police and the SOG started a joint combing operation in the area and killed the two Maoists while others managed to escape. Police suspected that more than 50 Maoists remained in the area. The dead bodies of the Maoists along with rice, shoes, potato and some clothes have been recovered from the encounter site.||2||0|
|81||29 December||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the house of Preeti Godshelwar, a local NCP leader in Halewara village in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra. A group of around 100 armed Maoists stormed the village, about 350 kilometres from Nagpur, entered the house of Preeti and set it ablaze. Preeti is the chairperson of health committee of Gadchiroli Zilla Parishad.||0||0|
|1||9 January||Sundergarh, Odfisha||CPI-Maoist cadres including female cadres blew up a cabin signal point of Bandamunda railway station of Sundergarh District in Odisha. The railway service on Howrah-Mumbai and Rourkela-Hatia railway lines was disrupted following the incident. According to Railway sources 50 to 60 armed Maoists blasted the signal point around 2 am [IST]. The Maoists left a number of posters opposing anti-Maoist ‘Operation Green Hunt’ taken up by Centre, harassment to the innocent tribals and demanded the release of Binayak Sen.||0||0|
|2||12 January||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze the house of a ruling CPI-M local committee member Bibek Mondal, who was not at home then, in Chandpal village of Sankrail in WestMidnapore District in WestBengal. Around 100 Maoists, 15 carrying firearms and the rest with rods and sticks, descended on Chandpal village around 11.30 am set ablaze the house of Mondal and subsequently ransacked and set ablaze the houses of many other CPI-M workers. They also assaulted the villagers. Warning the villagers to stop siding with CPI-M, the Maoists threatened to mount another midnight attack on the village if the fires were put out. After setting ablaze the houses, the Maoists escaped. While escaping they also felled trees and blocked a village road.||0||0|
|3||14 January||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||SFs and CPI-Maoist cadres exchanged fire at Gudekasa forest, around 10 kilometres away from Murumgaon in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra. "It was probably a section of the military dalam. The armed Naxals had halted overnight in the jungle," said SDPO Amit Kale of Dhanora. "The Naxals were around 50 in number," he added. Though there were no casualties reported on the either side, sources claimed to have spotted blood stains at nearly seven places where the Maoists had taken position. Police has pressed for efficient C-60 commandos into service from Gadchiroli Police Headquarters to continue search operations in the area.||0||0|
|4||18 January||West Midnapore, West Bengal||Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres killed a person, stated to be a supporter of the ruling CPI-M, and assaulted more than 20 others in the Belatikri area near Lalgarh in WestMidnapore District in WestBengal. According to the Police, around 50 suspected Maoists gheraoed a group of CPI-M supporters at Chapardah village who were returning from a public meeting organised by the Krishak Sabha – peasant wing of the CPI-M at Lalgarh. The victim Khagen Das Adhikary was abducted by the Maoists and later his bullet-riddled body was found in a canal in Chandrapur village, SP Manoj Kumar Verma said. His hands were tied and a Maoist poster was found near his body branding him a Police agent and 'harmad'. "It was the handiwork of Maoists," SP Verma added.||1||0|
|5||26 January||Palamau, Jharkhand||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a middle school at Chadara village in Palamau District in Jharkhand. About 50 to 60 cadres reached the village in the early hours of the day and blew up the school using dynamite. No one was in the school when the explosion took place, SP Anup T. Mathew said.||0||0|
|6||1 February||Jamui, Bihar||The cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided Jagdishpur-Kodari village in Jamui District in Bihar and injured three villagers in the wee hours. Over 200 armed cadres attacked the village and fired several rounds to intimidate the villagers. Three villagers were assaulted and injured by the Maoists, who observed 'Sahadat Diwas' at the village to protest the killing of eight of their cadres in an encounter with the Police and locals on 30 January, the sources said.||0||0|
|7||7 February||Gaya, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres attacked Sohail Police picket under the Kothi Police Station of Gaya District in Bihar. However, the Maoists retreated when Police opened retaliatory firing. Gaya SSP Amit Lodha said about 200 heavily armed Maoists attacked the Police picket around midnight. No casualty has been reported from either side, the SSP said.||0||0|
|8||10 February||Muzaffarpur, Bihar||Armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up railway tracks between Kurhani and Turkey Railway stations in Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. "Over 50 Maoist cadres triggered a mini cylinder blast badly damaging the tracks at a place between Kurhani and Turkey railway stations late last night," ADG (Rail) S. K. Bharadwaj said. RK Agarwal, Divisional Railway manager, Sonepur, said, the Maoists had called a 24-hour bandh on 10 February, in Tirhut area in North Bihar in protest against the recent arrest of Nakul, a Maoist 'zonal commander' in Saran District on 4 February.||0||0|
|9||12 February||Garhwa, Jharkhand||Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted four members of a family from Garhwa District in Jharkhand. According to Police sources, about 50 to 60 Maoists, who came on a bus, raided Cheharia village in Bhawnathpur block in the District and attacked Makhan Yadav's house and abducted the four of the family, leaving the female members. SP Richard Lakra said that Santosh Yadav, the nephew of Makhan Yadav, was attached with the squad of Maoist area commander Munna Vishwakarma since last few years. "Santosh kidnapped his uncle and three others of the family following a long dispute over land and property," Lakra added.||0||0|
|10||13 February||Palamau, Jharkhand||CPI-Maoists cadres abducted a station master from the Kechki station in Palamau District in Jharkhand. More than 150 armed Maoists attacked the station and abducted the station master and a porter. While the porter has been released there has been no information on the abducted official as yet. The porter claims that the Maoists demanded for ransom for releasing the station master.||0||0|
|11||14 February||Gaya, Bihar||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a State-run school building at Barhara in Chakarbandha forest in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 50 armed Maoists surrounded the school, commanded the villagers watching a cultural programme to leave the premises and detonated dynamites and blew up the building. The building was earlier being used as a CRPF camp, the Police said.||0||0|
|12||18 February||Saran, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up the house of Pushpapal, a former village sarpanch in Saran District in Bihar. Over 50 armed Maoist cadres raided the house of Pushpapal at Chitwan village and triggered the blast, SP A.K. Satyarthy said. Nobody was present inside the house at the time. The Police recovered three landmines from near the house, Satyarthy added.||0||0|
|13||26 February||Kaimur, Bihar||Suspected cadres of the PLGA, military wing of the CPI-Maoist, attacked two construction companies after the firms failed to pay levy demanded by the PLGA cadres in Bhabua city of Kaimur District in Bihar. The 60-member squad of PLGA cadres attacked the construction of a siphon-bridge of Durgawati Reservoir Project on Hundari hills, assaulted workers and forced them to stop work until the contractor paid them 10 percent of the cost of the work. Later, in the night the cadres again attacked the camp of the road construction company and set ablaze machines worth INR 5 million, Police said. "The Maoists had planted landmines on the approach roads making the operation difficult," Shahabad DIG Sushil Khopde said.||0||0|
|14||1 March||Jamui, Bihar||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up two control rooms of telecom towers in Jamui District in Bihar. About 50 armed Maoists came to the control rooms of private telecom operators and blew up the facilities detonating dynamites at Mahugayen village under Sonu Police Station area, SP R N Singh said. The Maoists triggered the blast in apparent protest against the killing of six Maoists during an encounter with the Police at Majidih village under Katoria Police Station area in neighbouring Banka District on 26 February.||0||0|
|15||1 March||Jamui, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze three jeeps of the irrigation department and damaged a school building and an inspection bungalow of the water resources department at Garhi village under the Khaira Police Station in Jamui District in Bihar. According to locals, a group of over 100 Maoists, including women, raided the village around 8.30 pm and asked shopkeepers to down their shutters and leave the place immediately. Soon thereafter, the Maoists demolished the Government and school buildings with the help of four JCB machines of a private road construction firm and bulldozed the buildings, they added. Jamui SP Ramnarayan Singh said the Maoists set ablaze the three vehicles of the water resources department, which were parked near the office at Garhi village. The SP said the Maoists might have driven away a few JCB machines from project work sites in the area to use them for damaging the buildings.||0||0|
|16||4 March||Muzaffarpur, Bihar||Over 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a private construction firm engaged in construction of a bridge over river Gandak and set ablaze a tractor, two JCB machines, a pump set besides a generator at Raghuvi village under Shivaipatti Police Station in Muzaffarpur District in Bihar. They also destroyed 1,000 bags of cement of the construction firm, for the failure of the construction company to pay a levy of INR 10 million to the Maoists. The Maoists assaulted labourers engaged in the construction work and even poured kerosene on the construction supervisor Pankaj Kumar. An employee of the construction firm identified as Uday Kumar said that the Maoists collected the mobile phones and locked the employees in one room before setting ablaze the machines and vehicles.||0||0|
|17||7 March||West Midnapore, West Bengal||One CPI-Maoist-backed PCPA cadre, identified as Keshab Mahato was killed during an encounter reportedly between the PCPA cadres and the CPI-M supporters in the Jhargram region of WestMidnapore District in WestBengal. According to the Police, the firing incident took place when around 50 PCPA cadres started hurling bombs and firing bullets at the houses of the 25 CPI-M supporters, in an attempt to prevent them from returning to their homes at Khaerboni village after they had earlier managed to escape from the area a few months back. "The sequence of events is still not very clear to us as by the time the forces reached the village, most of the people had fled. The body found at the spot was identified that of Keshab Mahato, resident of nearby Patashimul village," ASP of Jhargram Police District Mukesh Kumar said.||1||0|
|18||13 March||East Champaran, Bihar||Six CPI-Maoist cadres were Killed and one SAP personnel identified as Shiv Sharan Yadav was injured in an encounter between the SFs and the Maoists in Dharmaha village under the Kalyanpur Police Station in East Champaran District in Bihar. East Champaran SP Ganesh Kumar led the joint forces comprising BMP, SAP, CRPF and STF troopers following information that a group of over 100 Maoists had assembled at the village, sources said. The over 12-hour-long encounter ended at 4:00 am on Monday [14 March], DGP Neelmani said. The bodies of all the six CPI-Maoist have been recovered while eight other CPI-Maoists, including three women, have been arrested. SFs have also recovered 14 weapons comprising five SLRs, eight Police rifles and one .315 rifle, besides explosives and ammunition from the spot, the DGP added.||6||1|
|19||14 March||Gaya, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up two mobile towers and burnt a generator room near Dumaria Police Station in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 50 CPI-Maoist triggered dynamite blasts to blow up the towers of BSNL and a private telecom operator near the Police Station late last night. They also burnt the generator room of a private telecom firm there, the Police said.||0||0|
|20||16 March||Gaya, Bihar||Over 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a State-run school building using dynamite at Khajurahi village under Banke Bazar Police Station in Gaya District in Bihar.||0||0|
|21||17 March||Gaya, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres assaulted and broke the limbs of Janardhan Rai, a close political aide of State Legislative Assembly Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary, at Bodhibigha village under the Dumaria Police Station area of Gaya District in Bihar. According to the Police, at least 100 armed Maoist cadres descended on the village and encircled the house of Rai, a JD (U) activist. Accusing him of being a Police informer, the Maoists looted the victim's movable belongings, including household utensils, a jeep and a motorcycle, and then demolished the house with the help of explosives. The jeep and motorcycle were subsequently set ablaze about six kilometres away, near the Bihar-Jharkhand border.||0||1|
|22||24 March||Aurangabad, Bihar||The cadres of the CPI-Maoist blew up a State-run school building in Tetrain village under Deo Police Station area in Aurangabad District in Bihar. Over 50 Maoist cadres surrounded the school building in the village and triggered the dynamite blast and blew up the school building. Three rooms of the school building were destroyed in the blast, the Police said.||0||0|
|23||25 March||Gaya, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a school building at Tilaiya Khurd in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 70 Maoist cadres surrounded the school and triggered a dynamite blast to blow up the State-run school building last night, the Police said. Three school rooms were badly damaged in the blast, the Police said adding the Maoists later set ablaze a house in the village before fleeing into the nearby forests.||0||0|
|24||16 April||Surguja, Chhattisgarh||Around 100 to 150 Maoist cadres set ablaze a JCB machine, two generators, two mixture machines, two tractors, one operating machine, along with more than half a dozen other machinery parts and motor spare parts of a road construction firm and assaulted the labourers employed in Dolangi Village in Ramchandrapur in Surguja District in Chhattisgarh. The Maoists had demanded INR five million as levy and along with other demands. The cadres set ablaze instruments approximately to the worth of INR 15 million.||0||0|
|25||3 May||Lohardaga, Jharkhand||11 SF personnel were killed and nearly 40 injured when CPI-Maoist cadres set off landmines in an ambush in Lohardaga District in Jharkhand. After a tip off about Maoists having assembled there, the CRPF, Jharkhand Jaguar, JAP and DAP personnel went to Urumuru village, but returned after not finding anyone. While the SFs were returning from Urumuru the Maoists ambushed them at Dhardhariya hills under Senha Police Station in the District. "The Police had information that the Maoists were holding a meeting at Hurmu village on top of a hill, but when the Police party comprising CRPF and District Police reached the spot there was no sign of any Maoist movement," IGP, Operation R K Malik said. When the party was descending from the hill, they fell into an ambush laid by the Maoists, who had planted IED in and around an area of two kilometres, each at a distance of 1.5–2 feet, the IG said. The earlier information of the Maoist presence at Hurmu was a trap for the Police, added Mallick.||11||40|
|26||3 May||Bokaro, Jharkhand||An encounter occurred between a CRPF patrol team and the Maoists in Jhumra, about 113 kilometres from Bokaro District in Jharkhand. More than 1,100 rounds were exchanged between the troopers and some 50 Maoists for over three hours. However, no casualties were reported.||0||0|
|27||5 May||Malkangiri, Odisha||The Maoists blew up a panchayat office with landmines in Malkangiri District in Odisha. A group of 50 Maoist cadres stormed into Niliguda under Padia block, about 35 kilometres from the District, and triggered IED explosions to blow up the gram panchayat building, Padia BDO Subhash Singh said. The ceiling of the two-storied building caved in and the structure suffered extensive damage in the blast, he said, adding that the same building had come under attack by Maoists during construction last year.||0||0|
|28||6 May||Malkangiri, Odisha||CPI-Maoist cadres ransacked and looted a SPO house and a liquor shop in Malkangiri District in Odisha. About 100 Maoist cadres stormed into the house of SPO Sukdev Madi at Gomphagunda in Kalimela area, and looted all the household goods, electronic gadgets and valuables, the Police said, adding the Maoists also looted the food grains stored in the house. The SPO, who had been threatened by the Maoists to quit his job, was in the District Headquarter with his family when the incident took place.||0||0|
|29||13 May||Rohtas, Bihar||CPI-Maoist cadres abducted four farmers from Pararya village in Chutiya Police Station area of Rohtas District in Bihar. Over 40 armed Maoists raided the village and abducted four farmers to an unknown place at gunpoint, the Police said. The farmers were identified as Vibhishan Tiwari, Jaidurak Tiwari, Dhiraj Tiwari and Rajgrih Tiwari.||0||0|
|30||14 May||Hazaribagh, Jharkhand||About 250 to 300 Maoist cadres including women cadres, raided the camp office of M/s ILFS & GR Infra Projects Limited at Morandih under the Hazaribagh Mufassil Police Station in Hazaribagh District in Jharkhand, and set ablaze 30 vehicles and equipments including five Miller machines, eight Hiwas and eight tankers, one Batching Plant, a DG Set, besides other equipment, SP Pankaj Kamboj, said. The Police immediately rushed to the spot and in the gunfight a constable, Anand Mohan Das, was injured and the Maoists snatched his carbine as Das got separated from the Police Force in the darkness, the SP said. The Maoist cadres, who included women clad in black uniforms, had come from Churchu and Charhi which has thick forest and has border with Jhumra hills of Bokaro District, the SP said.||0||1|
|31||31 May||Rohtas, Bihar||Over 50 heavily armed CPI-Maoist cadres descended on Parchha village under Chutia Police Station in Rohtas District in Bihar and of blew up a school building. Three of the seven rooms of the school were damaged in the incident. However, there was no report of any casualty. After triggering the blast, the Maoists shouted slogans against the Government machinery for using the school buildings and other installations for housing the SFs for anti-Maoist operations. Earlier, the Maoists had attempted to blow up the school building on 17 May on the eve of the 10th phase of panchayat polls. They, however, failed in their mission, as the explosive used for blowing up the building was sub-standard.||0||0|
|32||3 June||Gaya, Bihar||Armed CPI-Maoist cadres abducted two persons in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 50 Maoists raided Silwalia village and Bela village under Dumaria Police Station and abducted Shohail Ansari, Nehal Ansari and Nagvir Yadav for working as "Police informers", City SP Ratnamani Sanjeev said. Ansari was, however, released later on. The Maoists also beat up some villagers when they resisted, he said adding that raids are being carried out in the area to ensure safe release of the villagers and arrest the Maoists, he said.||0||0|
|33||6 June||Chatra, Jharkhand||CPI-Maoist cadres used earthmovers to destroy a school building in Chatra District in Jharkhand. According to eyewitnesses, around 150 Maoists, clad in guerrilla fatigue and armed with semi-automatic weapons, led three bulldozers, which were being used to dig a pond in a nearby cluster, into Kaura village in Pratappur block around 6.30 pm. They held around 40 people in the Kaura market at gunpoint and directed them to turn off mobile phones if any. While the villagers watched, the Maoists commanded the drivers of the earthmovers to pull down every brick of the 10-room Kaura Government High School building. SDPO S.A. Rizwi confirmed the Maoist attack, saying 'area commander' Ajay Ganjhu led the operation. However, no one was injured in the incident.||0||0|
|34||11 June||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||Three CRPF personnel were killed when a group of 250 cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked the CRPF camp at Bhejji village in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. ADGP Ram Niwas claimed 10 Maoists were killed in the encounter, but their bodies were taken away by the Maoists.||13||0|
|35||16 June||Gaya, Bihar||A group of 70 CPI-Maoist cadres blew up four cell towers in Imamganj area, one in Banke Bazaar and one in the Dobhi block in Gaya District in Bihar.||0||0|
|36||16 June||Gaya, Bihar||Around 100 armed Maoists attacked the Kothi Police Station in Gaya District in Bihar, where one company each of the Bihar Military Police, District Armed Police and Special Auxiliary Force were stationed, City SP Ratnamani Sanjeev said.||0||0|
|37||16 June||Jehanabad, Bihar||A contingent of 40/50 armed Maoists attacked the Nadaul railway station and set ablaze a part of the railway station in Jehanabad District in Bihar on the Patna-Gaya route, disrupting rail traffic, during a bandh called in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, protesting against the arrest of politburo member Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master, who was arrested in Gaya District in the night of 12 June. In addition, the Maoists took hostage Rajesh Kumar, the station master for a few hours, ransacked the station, and set ablaze the booking counter and the panel room, and damaged the documents stored in there.||0||0|
|38||16 June||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||The CPI-Maoist cadres abducted 100 tribals from Duppatota village under Dornapal Police limits in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. Over 150 rifle-carrying Maoists marched villagers into the forest after threatening their family members against following. The AndhraPradesh Police has intensified their combing operations on the Andhra-Chhattisgarh border.||0||0|
|39||16 June||Garhwa, Jharkhand||About 40 to 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up Lohiya Samta High School building at Ketar village under the Bhawnathpur Police Station area of Garhwa District in Jharkhand. "The incident was carried out under the leadership of the Maoist inter-state zonal head Munna Vishwakarma," sources said, adding that the Maoists had arrived at Bhawnathpur from Bihar's Navhata-Chutia Police Station area after crossing river Sone. "The Maoists used three can bombs containing ammonium nitrate," said Garhwa SP Richar Lakra. Sources also said that construction of a Police Station at Ketar was under process. When the Maoists came to know that the action plan to set up a police station, they blew up the school building to register their presence in the area.||0||0|
|40||17 June||Latehar, Jharkhand||The CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze two vehicles and machinery of a drilling company in Latehar District in Jharkhand. About 50 Maoists went to Parsahi village in the wee hours and set ablaze to a truck, a jeep and two drilling machines of the R K Drilling company engaged in survey of mines, the Police said. Non-payment of extortion was said to be the reason behind the arson.||0||0|
|41||20 June||Bokaro, Jharkhand||An armed squad of over 70 Maoists blew up railway tracks and trapped a pilot engine with two RPF Policemen, killing one of them in a bid to loot weapons, between Dumri-Bihar and Dania railway stations near Jhumra Hills in Bokaro District in Jharkhand. According to senior public relations officer of the Dhanbad Rail Division, Amrendra Das, the RPF Policeman killed was identified as Anil Kumar Rai. His colleague, B. Chand, along with engine driver S. Mahto and his assistant N. Mehta were injured. Later the Maoists set ablaze the engine, he said.||1||3|
|42||26 June||Kanker, Chhattisgarh||A patrolling team of the BSF and the Police was ambushed by around 300 Maoists. Two BSF troopers were killed on the spot in Kanker District in Chhattisgarh while one Maoist was killed in retaliatory firing.||3||0|
|43||1 July||Munger, Bihar||Nearly 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres stormed Bangalwa Kareli village in Munger District in Bihar and killed six people and abducted seven others, Police said. "Five people were killed on the spot while one sustained serious injuries and died later in a hospital," an unnamed Police officer said.||6||0|
|44||1 July||Lohardaga, Jharkhand||Over 100 Maoists set ablaze five dumpers and an earthmover belonging to a private contractor engaged in excavation of bauxite for Hindalco Industries Limited, an aluminium manufacturing company at Pakhar mines under Kisko Police Station in Lohardaga District in Jharkhand, the Police said.||0||0|
|45||5 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||CPI-Maoist cadres abducted five villagers, including one former Maoist, who was about to surrender before the Police from Potteru village under Kalimela block of Motu Police limits in Malkangiri District in Odisha. More than 200 Maoists divided in two groups arrived at Potteru village in the midnight and held a public meeting at the outskirt of the village where the Maoist leaders flayed the Naveen Pattnaik Government for not addressing the people's issues and anti-people policy, one eyewitness said. Later, one group of the Maoists entered into the village and abducted Suresh Bandami, Bandami Nala, Madkami Jaga, Bandami Mukta and Bandami Suba at the gun point from their houses alleging them as Police informers. Bandami Suba, a former Maoist of Motu Dalam was in contact with the District Police officials to surrender at any time, SP Anirudha Singh said.||0||0|
|46||7 July||Rayagada, Odisha||Kailash Majhi, of Godibali village, and Shashi Majhi, of Dhobasil village, of Godibali Panchayat of Kashipur Block in Rayagada District in Odisha were shot dead by around 50 armed Maoists of the Kashipur-Niyamgiri Area Committee, reportedly for being Police informers. The Maoists posters left behind demanded that anti-Maoist operations be stopped, and wanted the State and Central Governments as well as Vedanta Alumina Limited to drop their plans to mine the Niyamgiri hills.||2||0|
|47||15 July||Jamui, Bihar||The cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze road construction machines and two dumpers at Saraun village in Jamui District in Bihar. Over 50 Maoist cadres raided the plant office of Pradhan Road Construction Limited, a private road construction firm, at Saraun and set ablaze a soil excavation machine, one pay loader and two dumpers after asking the night guards to vacate the premises.||0||0|
|48||30 July||Rohtas, Bihar||The CPI-Maoist cadres shot dead three villagers belonging to Kharwar tribe at Banda village under Nauhatta Police Station in Rohtas District of Bihar. Bodies of the victims were recovered on 31 July. Sasaram SP Manu Maharaj said that three and not five villagers, as reported earlier, were killed in the attack. Over 100 Maoists took part in the attack that targeted former village headman Sugriva Kharbar, who heads an anti-Naxal group called Kaimuranchal Vikas Morcha (Kaimur Area Development Forum).||3||0|
|49||31 July||Malkangiri, Odisha||About 100 Maoists attacked and ransacked a Government approved foreign liquor shop at Padia village under Kalimela Police Station in Malkangiri District of Odisha. This was the fourth attack by the Maoists on the same shop. After damaging the shop and stock, the Maoists targeted and ransacked the house of a villager who was selling foreign liquor illegally.||0||0|
|50||2 September||Banka, Bihar||One villager was killed while two others were injured as more than 150 suspected cadres of the CPI-Maoist raided Ghaghrizore hamlet under Barabasini panchayat under Katoria block in Banka District in Bihar. The victim killed was identified as Sunil Mandal, suspected him to be a Police informer, while, Mahadeo Mandal, and the wife of Suraj Mandal suffered serious injuries in the attack.||1||2|
|51||5 October||Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh||The Maoists assaulted an alleged Police informer at Raoghat in Kakedar and robbed his house in Rajnandgaon District in Chhattisgarh. According to eyewitnesses, around 40–50 Maoists attacked the 'informer' and intimidated the villagers to face consequences if they go to Police.||0||0|
|52||9 October||Aurangabad, Bihar||Around 50 CPI-Maoist cadres attacked a private construction company site and assaulted the labourers on duty and subsequently set ablaze a machine engaged in construction of a bridge at Domuhan Bridge under Risiyap Police Station in Aurangabad District in Bihar.||0||0|
|53||14 October||Gondia, Maharashtra||A gun battle broke out between the CPI-Maoist cadres and SFs near Bandugaon forest under Salekasa tehsil in Gondia District in Maharashtra. The encounter occurred around 8.00 am when troopers of the C-60, who were patrolling in Bandugaon forest, were suddenly attacked by the hiding Maoists. It is said that armed Maoist cadres, numbering around 50–60 of three dalams of the region, including Salekasa dalam were involved in the encounter. "No one on the Police side was injured in the encounter," informed SP Chandrashekhar Meena. The SP claimed that at least half a dozen Naxalites were injured in the encounter. "Maoists might have carried away their bodies," said Meena, adding that huge arms, ammunition, and few sets of walkie-talkies were seized from the site.||0||6|
|54||8 November||Gaya, Bihar||Over 50 armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist bull-dozed two school buildings at Dhangain and Haiya Sari villages in Barachatti Police Station area of Gaya District in Bihar. Reports said that the Maoists used JCB machines of a construction company engaged in the construction work in the area to bulldoze the school buildings.||0||0|
|55||24 November||West Midnapore, West Bengal||The CPI-Maoist Politburo member Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji, the man who controlled Maoist operations in eastern India, was cornered and killed in a massive security operation after a two-hour gun battle in Kushaboni forest in Jhargram on the WestBengal-Jharkhand border in WestMidnapore District in WestBengal. The operation that netted Kishanji, who has repeatedly eluded such dragnets in the past three years, began in the night of 22 November. It culminated in one of the biggest and fiercest battles in Jungle Mahal with some 500 CRPF personnel and anti-Maoist commandos, backed by local policemen, taking on 150-odd Maoist cadres. Thousands of rounds were fired in the Kushaboni forest in Jhargram, 200 kilometres west of Kolkata. After the gun battle stopped CRPF commandos quickly moved in and found a body closely resembling Kishanji. Three more bodies were also found.||4||0|
|56||27 November||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||Around 80 cadres of the CPI-Maoist broke into the gram panchayat building in Malewada village under Purada Police Station in Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra and set ablaze documents. They also decamped with three computers from the building. Documents of Khobramenda panchayat in north Gadchiroli were also set ablaze. One of the computers stolen belonged to the Khobramenda panchayat.||0||0|
|57||29 November||Gadchiroli, Maharashtra||A band of around 150 CPI-Maoist cadres barged into the Vairagadh gram panchayat and set ablaze the gram panchayat building in Armori taluka, around 55 kilometres away from Gadchiroli District in Maharashtra, leading to a loss of around INR 10 million. The Maoists set ablaze the furniture and documents in four rooms, including those of the secretary, sarpanch and a meeting hall. The Maoists decamped with two computers while one was damaged in the fire at the panchayat office.||0||0|
|58||5 December||Aurangabad, Bihar||A fierce gun battle started between the Police and CPI-Maoist cadres after more than 50 heavily armed Maoists attacked Tandwa Police Station in Aurangabad District in Bihar, the concluding day of two-day 'Bharat bandh' called by the Maoists.||0||0|
|59||5 December||??alamau, Jharkhand||The cadres of the CPI-Maoist attacked and fired indiscriminately at the Hariharganj Police Station in Palamau District in Jharkhand, around 170 kilometres from State capital Ranchi. Around 400 Maoists had attacked the Police Station and a gun battle ensued that lasted for over two hours, the Police said. There were no casualties from either side.||0||0|
|60||5 December||Bargarh, Odisha||The Maoists set ablaze a truck at Jharmunda on Padampur-Nuapada road in Bargarh District in Odisha. The empty gunny bags laden truck, bearing registration number OIS 8518, was travelling towards Bargarh town when it was obstructed at Jharmunda under Padampur Police Station in the District by a group of at least 100 Maoists.||0||0|
|61||9 December||Jamui, Bihar||Suspected CPI-Maoist cadres abducted seven workers from two construction sites in Pakri village in Jamui District in Bihar. Some 50 heavily-armed Maoists, the Police claimed, reached a makeshift workshop of a construction company which is engaged in construction of a bridge over Kiul River and abducted four labourers. The Maoists later went to another construction site where labourers were engaged in construction of a water tank of State PHED and abducted three of them.||0||0|
|62||14 December||Malkangiri, Odisha||A group of more than 50 armed CPI-Maoist cadres set ablaze a vehicle of Essar company near Pallankray village in Ralegada panchayat under Chitrakonda Police limits in Malkangiri District in Odisha. The Maoists took the 7-member group of Essar company officials from Chhattisgarh as hostage in a nearby area and set the Tata Sumo vehicle on fire after pouring petrol on it. All the hostages were later released hours after the incident. The Maoists were in military uniforms and were speaking in Oriya and Hindi, said an eyewitness to the incident.||0||0|
|63||15 December||Gaya, Bihar||A group of CPI-Maoist cadres destroyed a school by razing it down to the ground in Gaya District in Bihar. Residents say around 100 armed Maoists stormed into Barachatti village with a bulldozer and demolished the building.||0||0|
|64||15 December||Latehar, Jharkhand||A group of 50-odd CPI-Maoist cadres blew up an under-construction bridge at Patna village under Manika Police Station area of Latehar District in Jharkhand, around 8 pm. Sources said INR 10 million had been sanctioned for building the 50-metre bridge.||0||0|
|65||16 December||Khammam, AndhraPradesh||Around 60 CPI-Maoist cadres, 20 of them armed, allegedly set ablaze a tipper and a proclainer (earthmover) near Alubaka in the Bhadrachalam Agency area of Khammam District in AndhraPradesh. Sources said that the Maoists set ablaze the vehicles to obstruct the road works taken up under the LWE Affected Districts Development Scheme.||0||0|
|66||22 December||Gaya, Bihar||Armed cadres of the CPI-Maoist set ablaze two saw machines at Salaiya village in Gaya District in Bihar. Over 100 Maoists surrounded the machines and set ablaze the two machines charging the owners with supporting a rival faction, City SP Satyavir Singh said.||0||0|
|67||27 December||Dantewada, Chhattisgarh||About 50 armed Maoists blew up a two-storeyed Police Station under-construction in Dantewada District in Chhattisgarh. "Maoists stormed into the building at Geedam town, hardly 10 km from Dantewada town and set high-powered explosives and blew it up," Dantewada SP Ankit Garg said. The two-storeyed structure was almost complete but was not handed over to the police. "It was a massive blast and the building was mostly blown up," Garg said.||0||0|
|1||7 January||Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh||Around 50 Korukonda Dalam CPI-Maoists and their sympathizers blasted the Forest Department Office and checkpost at Lothugedda in Vishakhapatnam District in Andhra Pradesh to make their presence felt in the region. The Maoists demanded that the APFDC hand over the coffee plantations to tribals and also demanded the closing of cases against Balapalam village tribals. They encouraged the tribals to oppose bauxite mining in the Agency.||0||0|
|2||17 January||Aurangabad, Bihar||Around 100 armed CPI-Maoist cadres blew up a mobile tower under the Kutumba Police Station in Sanda village in Aurangabad district, Bihar. The Maoists also assaulted Radhe Singh, the guard, before leaving the spot. The Maoists then moved 1.5 km south to Sonarkhap village, and set another mobile tower on fire. They left the place shouting anti-government slogans. The incidents happened during the 24-hour bandh (general strike) call given by the Maoists in protest against the killing of their cadres on 2 January with the police in Rohtas District.||0||1|
|3||21 January||Garhwa, Jharkhand||As many as 50 – 60 armed CPI-Maoist cadres triggered a landmine blast and blew up an armoured vehicle, killing 13 police in a forest of Garhwa District in Jharkhand. Led by the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of Bhandaria police station, Rajbali Chowdhary, troops of the VII battalion of Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) accompanied local block development officer (BDO) Vasudev Prasad and Garhwa Zilla Parishad (District Council) chairperson Shushma Mehta, who were on their way to Bargarh village in separate cars to resolve a dispute over a health centre due to which villagers were observing a shutdown. Vasudev, whose vehicle was ahead of the armoured van carrying the policemen, survived the attack. "Thirteen policemen, including Officer-in-Charge of Bhandaria police Station, have died. The rebels took away 11 INSAS rifles, one SLR and two AK 47 rifles from the security forces," said State Police spokesperson and provisional Inspector General RK Mallick. According to information as many as 50 – 60 armed Maoists were involved in the attack that lasted for nearly 30 minutes. Chief Minister Arjun Munda, who was in Gumla, said the Maoists attack was an act of cowardice. "They killed innocent policemen by planning an ambush. So far reports of 13 deaths have been confirmed," he said.||13||0|
|4||24 January||Gaya, Bihar||A police official was injured in an encounter with the CPI-Maoist cadres at Maigara village in Gaya District in Bihar. Dinesh Mahto, the Special House Officer (SHO) of Roshanganj police station received a bullet injury in his thigh while heading an operation against the CPI-Maoist . Earlier, CoBRA battalion, the Special Task Force (STF), and the local police received a tip about the movement of about 200 Maoists in the area and launched the operation.||0||1|
|5||27 January||Raigarh, Chhattisgarh||One top CPI-Maoist leader, suspected to be the commander of Mahasamund-Bargarh division, was killed during an exchange of fire in Karramal and Paridhapali forest under Baramkela Police Station in Raigarh District in Chhattisgarh. According to State DGP Anil M Navaney, after getting a tip-off that a group of 50 Maoists were holding a meeting with the local villagers in Karramal forest, a joint squad of Police Force and STF was sent to the location. After spotting the SFs, the Maoists opened fire and during the Police retaliation, one of the Maoists was gunned down, while other escaped from the spot, DGP Navaney said. "Among other things, an AK 47 was recovered from the deceased Maoist, who was in Maoist uniform. Besides, a diary, seized from him, has identified him as DVCM, Ajhade. However, we are yet to identify the body. But the recovery of AK 47 from him clearly indicates that he was a high-ranking Maoist leader", Navaney said. Apart from the AK 47 rifle, three magazines, two detonators, a tiffin bomb and other material was recovered from the location, he added.||1||0|
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