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India: Naxal terrorist killed in encounter with police in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Oct 15 (PTI) A Naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday, police said.

The skirmish took place around 9.30 am at a forest in Tulsi Dongri area when a team of the Special Task Force and District Reserve Groupwas out on a counter-insurgency exercise along the Chhattisgarh-Odisha border, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operation) Sundarraj P told PTI.

India: Two held for abduction & rape of tribal woman

Korba, Oct 13 (PTI) Two men were arrested on Sunday in connection with the abduction and rape of a 19-year-old tribal woman in Koriya district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

According to police, the accused duo also allegedly tried to kill the victim by hanging her from a tree after the sexual assault by one of them, they said.

India: Naxal terrorist killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Oct 11 (PTI) A naxal was killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday, the police said.

The skirmish took place in a forest near Tekmetla village under Usoor police station limits, a senior police official said.

A joint squad of 229th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force and local police had launched an anti- naxal operation in the interiors of Usoor, about 450 km from state capital Raipur, he said.

India: What we see today is provocative nationalism: Baghel

Raipur, Oct 10 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said capitalism has acquired a new form which is defined by black money and big business, and strongly condemned the tendency of branding people who ask questions as "anti-nationals".

In a veiled attack on the BJP and the RSS, the Congress leader said Mahatma Gandhi's concept of nationalism was inclusive and serious, but "what we see today is provocative nationalism".

India: Four Naxal terrorists surrender in C'garh

Sukma, Oct 9 (PTI) Four Naxals, including two women, surrendered in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, police said.

The four ultras, of whom three were carrying cash rewards on their heads, turned themselves in before the police here citing disappointment with the Maoist ideology and violence committed by them, an official said.

Of the surrendered, the woman cadre, Madvi Gangi, who was active as the head of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisaan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS), a frontal wing of Maoists, in Kerlapal area, was the most dreaded one, he said.

India: Security forces recover explosive device in Chhattisgarh

Sukma, Oct 5 (PTI) Security forces in Chhattisgarh on Saturday thwarted a possible naxal attack when they recovered a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) planted along a main road in Sukma district, police said.

A team of CRPF's 150th battalion and local police was out on a search operation when it unearthed the IED, weighing 5 kg, packed in a steel tiffin box, a senior official said.

The IED was buried close to a tree on the side of the road near Penta village in the Errabor police station area.

India: Savarkar was part of Gandhi's assassination plot: Baghel

Raipur, Oct 3 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday said Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was part of the conspiracy to assassinate Mahatma Gandhi.

The Congress leader said there was enough evidence to show that Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse was a disciple of Savarkar.

Baghel said the Father of the Nation advocated non- violence, Savarkar stood for violence.

India: Man killed by Naxal terrorists in C'garh

Sukma, Sep 28 (PTI) A man was killed allegedly by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Saturday.

As per the preliminary information, the victim, identified as Muchaki Linga, who worked as a 'shikshadoot' (education ambassador), was killed by suspected Naxals at his village Benpalli under Jagargunda police station area, Sukma Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha said.

India: Naxal terrorists blow up oil tanker in Chhattisgarh; three killed

Raipur, Sep 24; GANASHAKTI: Three people were killed when Naxals blew up an oil tanker with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's district on Tuesday, police said.

The incident took place around 10 am between Kosronda and Tumapal villages when the diesel-laden tanker was engaged in rail track laying work in Rowghat area, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Vivekanand Sinha told PTI.

The tanker had left from Tumapal camp of the Sashtra Seema Bal (SSB), to provide fuel to the construction vehicles engaged in Dallirajhra-Rowghat railway project work.

India: Villager hacked to death by Naxal terrorists in Dantewada

Raipur, Sep 20 (PTI) A villager was hacked to death allegedly by Naxals on suspicion he was a police informer in Chhattisgarhs Dantewada district, police said on Friday.

The body of Budhram Tati with his throat slit was found near Perpa village in the Kirandul police station area on Thursday evening, a senior police official said.

A Maoist leaflet recovered from the spot stated that "whoever works as a police informer for money will meet the same fate" in 'jan adalat' (Naxals kangaroo court), he said.

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