West Bengal elections in “Maoist affected” areas
…The Election Commission of India (ECI) has identified 1,962 of the
total polling stations as “critical” as it falls under the Maoist belt
in the region. The voting process will end at 4 p.m. in the
Maoist-affected areas, while at rest of the places it will be over by 6
“There will be multiple layers of security comprising both central
and state police forces. In Left wing extremism affected areas there
will be a minimum of one section of force present in every polling
station location while in other areas there will be at least half
section force present,” an election commission official said.
Elections in West Bengal will be held in six phases. The first phase
in Maoist-affected regions will be held in two parts, with second
scheduled on April 11.
Chhattisgarh: BJYM president shot by Maoists in Bastar, airlifted to Raipur
Raipur: Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha district president of Bijapur was
shot at by group of Maoists when he was sitting at a temple at
Bhairamgarh in Bijapur district of Bastar region on Saturday evening.
Sepcial DG (Naxal operations) DM Awasthi told TOI that according to
preliminary reports, the BJYM president Murlikrishna Naidu went to a
Devi temple and was shot at from behind with two bullets. When the
rebels tried to him with an axe, Naidu somehow escaped but sustained
minor injuries due to the attack. Naidu was sitting on the premises of
temple at around 8 pm when group of Maoists he was shot and was left
profusely bleeding while the ultras escaped into forests.
“Although his condition was reportedly stable but we would be in
position to comment about it only after treatment begins,” Awasthi said.
Naidu was closely working with forest minister Mahesh Gagda who also hails from Bastar.
Gagda told TOI that immediate arrangements to airlift him to Raipur were
made and said that Naidu is a youth icon in Bijapur district who has
been actively working in the region, his close association with me must
have triggered Maoists to attack on him. “When Maoists fail to attack
me, they target my close aids,” Gagda said.
Maoist claims bomb attack at the official quarter of Medical Superintendent of RIMS
IMPHAL, Apr 2: The armed Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has owned up
to the bomb attack at the official quarter of Medical Superintendent of
Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on April 1 night. The
outfit in a statement signed by its Secretary Publicity and Propaganda
Comrade Nonglen Meitei hailed its militias who carried out the daring
bomb attack at the MS’s official quarter manned by security forces round
It said the outfit will not carry out attack in healthcare centres
but will not spare those who run business in the name of healthcare.
Director, Deputy Director and Medical Superintendent of RIMS were
declared as reactionaries by the outfit few days back for their
involvement in corruption. The attack at the MS’s official quarter was
not related to monetary demand but it was carried out as a warning
against corruption, the statement said.
It reiterated that the outfit had already lobbed a hand grenade at
the MS’s residence as a warning to make him accept his wrongdoings but
instead of accepting his wrong deeds he shifted to his official quarter
guarded by security forces.
Maoist posters found in Malkangiri’s Kalimera area
Bhubaneswar: In yet another incident, many Maoist posters were found
at various placed under the Kalimela police station in Malkangiri
district of Odisha on Sunday morning. According to information, posters
were pasted on house walls and trees at various places. In the posters,
the Maoists have opposed setting up of police camps and police firing on
people at various places.