Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Adivasi, Bihar, Binpur, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Central Reserve Police Force, Chhattisgarh, Cobra Force, CPI (M), CPI-Maoist, India, Indian Home Minister, Indian Prime Minister, Inqilab Zindabad, Jharkhand, Lalgarh, Malida, Manmohan Singh, Maoism Zindabad, Maoist, Maoist Cadres, Nandigram, Operation Lalgarh, Orissa, P. CHidambaram, People's Committee Against Police Atrocities, Pirakata, Trinamool, West Bengal, West Midnapore
18 June 2009
Source: The Hindu
Lalgarh (West Bengal) (IANS): Advancing security forces lobbed tear gas shells and made a baton charge to break a ‘human wall’ put up by Maoist cadres, armed with bows and arrows and pickaxes, in this troubled zone as West Bengal’s Communist government launched a massive operation Thursday to free the region of left extremists.
Two rebels as well as a lensman accompanying the security forces were injured, eyewitnesses said. There was no police confirmation of the news.
A day after being prodded by the centre to reclaim this headquarters of Binpur 1 community development block in West Midnapore district, 200 km form state capital Kolkata, from the Maoists, the state police personnel, backed by the central forces, moved in from their base camp at nearby Pirakata for ‘Operation Lalgarh’.
However, soon after, the forces came up against a ‘human wall’ at Malida, as hundreds of tribals carrying traditional weapons like bows and arrows, shovels, pickaxes and canes blocked the way by felling big trees on the road as they shouted slogans like “Inqilab Zindabad” and “Maoism zindabad”.
Filed under: Indian Subcontinent | Tags: Lalgarh, Communist Party of India - Marxist, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), Naxal, Naxalite, West Midnapur, Celatkri, Dharampur, Ramgarh, People's Committee Against Police Atrocities, Kaima, Anuj Pandy, Ramvilas Paswan, Jitindra Prasad, Salboni, Kolkata, Asok Mohan Chakraborty, Sujit Sarkar, CRPF, Gherua, Maoist leader Bikash, Chhatradhar Mahato
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June 16, 2009
Two more Communist Party of India-Marxist cadres were found dead as pro-Naxal tribals, agitating against alleged police atrocities, on Monday torched three police camps and demolished house of a Marxist leader, virtually taking control of Lalgarh in West Midnapur district after forcing security forces to leave the area.
The police camps at Belatkri and Dharampur and the Ramgarh outpost in Lalgarh were wound up in the wake of apprehensions that tribals, who have launched an agitation under the banner of the People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities, may loot the arms, the police said.
The tribals later torched the Ramgarh police outpost as also police camps at Beratikri and Dharmapur. They also demolished a (more…)