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Deepak Teltumbde, suspected member of CPI (Maoist) central committee & younger brother of scholar and Bhima Koregaon accused Anand Teltumbde, is believed to be among those killed.
Marxist Catholic priests in India are no longer happy focusing on old-fashioned parish work. Instead, they want to guide tribals towards ‘revolutionary Marxism’.
While two cadres, Bhima Mandavi and Joga Mandavi, surrendered in Dantewada district, another rebel, identified as Punem Rajesh, turned himself in in Bastar district, police said.
Police say security camps on the Bijapur-Jagargunda road near Telangana boarder in Sukma district will help them establish dominance over Maoist strongholds in south Bastar.
As Covid takes grip on interiors of South Chhattisgarh, police claim that top Naxal leaders were discouraging proper medical treatment to lower cadres.
A Congress leader who used to call security forces 'evil' told an officer involved in the Chhattisgarh police operation that killed three adivasis in Silger 'not to be deterred by deaths'.
Bastar police officers say Naxalite leaders are seeking online medical help and have 'managed to procure PPE kits and vaccines'.
The ambush of a joint CRPF and state police team in Chhattisgarh shows the training and tactics have to be better than the ragtag Maoists. Jammu and Kashmir is a good example.
Rakeshwar Singh Manhas is part of special police unit CoBRA. Chhattisgarh govt nominated a two-member team, including one from tribal community, to secure his release.
Maoists have, however, not raised any formal demands for the release of commando Rakeshwar Singh Manhas even as police are verifying the authenticity of their purported statement.