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Maoists/Naxals

Kannammal mother of Maoist Velmurukan, who was killed in an exchange of fire with a police team during a search operation at Bhaskaran para, cries in front of the mortuary at Medical College in Kozhikode.

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A sub-zonal commander of Naxal outfit CPI (Mao) Boida Pahan surrendered with his three associates with their arms before Jharkhand Police, at the Police line in Ranchi.

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Security personnel inspect the site after Maoists allegedly blew up a Forest Guest House on July 12, at Barkela area in Chaibasa district of Jharkhand.

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View of damaged road after suspected CPI-Maoists groups destroyed the road leading to Barkela through a IED blast, at Latarsika village in Chaibasa district.

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Charred remains of vehicles which were set on fire by CPI-Maoist groups at Barkela area in Chaibasa district of Jharkhand.

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Arms and ammunition recovered after four Maoists were gunned down during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest, in Kandhamal district.

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Charred remains of a vehicle set ablaze by People's Liberation Guerrilla Army naxals, in Lohardaga district. The naxalites burnt a dozen vehicles engaged in bauxite mining.

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Assam Rifle with Arunachal Pradesh Police pose for the media after apprehending an active cadre of NSCN(K), at Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Workers inspect the charred remains of a truck which was set ablaze by Naxals at a stone crusher factory on Friday night, near the Chattarpur area in Palamu.

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Jharkhand Police personnel inspect a stone crusher factory where vehicles were set ablaze by Naxals on Friday night, near Chattarpur area in Palamu.

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during a search operation for landmines at Porahaat forest area in Chaibasa district IN Jharkhand.

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Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel busted a Maoist camp at Jhumra forest during a search operation in Bokaro district of Jharkhand.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel pays tribute to martyrs who died in a fierce gun-battle with naxals in forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on March 21, 2020, at Sukma Police Line.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel meets injured police personnel, at Ramkrishna Care Hospital in Raipur. Fourteen policemen were injured and seventeen martyred in a fierce gun-battle with naxals in forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

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Police personnel recover logistics and blankets including food items of the the cadres of CPI-Maoist group Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) after an encounter in Latehar district of Jharkhand. Maoist took advantages of terrain and ran away leaving behind all their items.

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A charred truck which was allegedly torched by naxals while it was engaged in road construction works at Chandwa in Lathehar district of Jharkhand.

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A charred dumper that was allegedly burnt by naxals near Chowka Police Station under Chandil block of Saraikela-Kharsawan district, Jharkhand.

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Jharkhand Armed Police jawans conduct a search operation after an emergency alert by district's Superintendent of Police Rajiv Ranjan Singh ahead of Assembly elections, in Amrapara area of Pakur.

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Jharkhand Armed Police jawans carry out a search operation against Naxals inside the forest of Amrapara in the view of the forthcoming Assembly elections, in Pakur, Jharkhand.

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A vehicle burnt by Naxals ahead of forthcoming Assembly Election in Jharkhand, at Lohardaga district. Five vehicles and a machine engaged in road construction work were set ablaze by Naxals on Saturday evening.

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The four-wheeler PCR, in which three homeguards and an assistant sub-inspector of Jharkhand Police were killed in a Naxal attack yesterday, in Latehar. The Naxals opened fire on the police party about 8:30 pm when it was on patrol duty near Lukiatand village under Chandwa police station area.

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Inconsolable family members of Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ) jawan Akhilesh Ram, who was killed by Maoist in an encounter at Dakapidih forest in Khunti district, during a tribute paying ceremony in Ranchi.

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Senior police officers pay tribute to the two Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ) jawans Akhilesh Ram and Khanjan Kumar Mahto, who were killed in an encounter with Maoists in Dakapidih forest of Khunti district, during a ceremony at Jharkhand Jaguar headquarters, in Ranchi

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A Jharkhand Jaguar force jawan during a search operation following an encounter with alleged Maoists, at Dakapidih forest under Dasam fall area of Khunti district. Two Jharkhand police personnel were killed in the encounter.

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Home Minister Amit Shah in a group photo with Union Ministers and Chief Ministers after a meeting on 'Development Issues with Chief Ministers of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affected States', at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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A view of the torched tractors after were set on fire by Maoists, in Latehar district.

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A charred vehicle that was among the 16 vehicles, set ablaze by Maoists, in Latehar district of Jharkhand

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Officials carry the coffin of CRPF jawan Sunil Kalita who succumbed to his injuries sustained during a maoist attack in Jharkhand, in Guwahati

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CRPF personnel injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Seraikela Kharsawan district, being airlifted for treatment, in Ranchi.

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CRPF personnel injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals in Seraikela Kharsawan district, being airlifted for treatment, in Ranchi. According to the officials, the blast took place around 5 am when a joint team of the CRPF's special jungle warfare unit, CoBRA, and the state police were carrying out an operation in the forests of Kuchai area in the district.

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Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) jawans with Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) inspect the site of landmine blasts triggered by Naxals during an encounter with the security forces, at Hundhada in Saraikela-Kharsawan district.

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The charred tractors and other construction vehicles, which were torched by Maoist groups, at Nuamunda in Kalahandi district of Odisha.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis offers condolences to the family members of the commandos of C 60 force who died in an IED blast triggered by Maoists, in Gadchiroli.

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People gather near the four vehicles which were allegedly torched by Naxals in Barachatti in Gaya district. The vehicles were engaged in construction works.

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A view of the site where a police vehicle was blown up, allegedly by Maoist rebels by using IED while it was carrying 16 security personnel, in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

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Mangled remains of a police vehicle that was blown up, allegedly by the Maoist rebels by using IED, while it was carrying 16 security personnel, in Gadchiroli district of Majharashtra.

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Mangled remains of a police vehicle, carrying 16 security personnel that was allegedly blasted by Maoists using IED, in Gadchiroli.

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A banner put on display by Maoists who allegedly torched 36 vehicles, at Kukheda town in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.

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Charred vehicles which were allegedly torched by Maoists, at Kukheda town in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.

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Charred vehicles which were allegedly torched by Maoists, at Kukheda town in Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra.

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Conducting elections is a challenge in Maoist areas

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The charred remains of a vehicle that was allegedly torched by suspected Maoists, in an attack on a polling party heading towards Mungunipadar for the second phase of elections, in Kandhamal district of Odisha

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Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans seen at the site after an encounter between Maoists and CRPF troops in Girdih district of Jharkhand.

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Wreckage of a vehicle at the IED blast site after a BJP convoy was attacked by the Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.8B)

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An undated picture of BJP legislator Bheema Mandavi who was killed in an IED blast triggered by the Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

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Mangled remains of a vehicle after a BJP convoy was attacked by the Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

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Mangled remains of a vehicle after a BJP convoy was attacked by the Maoists in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

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Police personnel deployed at the resort where an exchange of fire took place between the police and alleged Maoists, at Vythiri in Wayanad. Two Maoists were reportedly seriously injured in the firing which took place on Wednesday night.

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Communist Party of India (Maoist) leader Sathwaji, alias Sudhakar, speaks with his wife Vydugula Aruna, alias Neelima, standing by his side as they are produced in front of the media in Hyderabad. Sathwaji, who is said to have worked underground for 36 years against government policies, left the Maoist party and surrendered to authorities.

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A team of CRPF's 209 Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) battalion during a search operation after an encounter with Naxalites along the border of Khunti and West Singhbhum districts. At least five Naxals have been killed in an encounter with security forces near the Rotkatoli village under Bari police station at 6:20 AM.

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In this still from a video, Doordarshan camera assistant Mormukt records a message for his mother during a Maoist ambush that he survived, in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018.

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People gather near the trucks set ablaze by one of the alleged Maoist group at Katkamdag- Barkagaon road, in Hazaribagh range.

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Don’t fall into an ambush, the top killer of security forces in Maoist insurgency areas

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A charred vehicle allegedly torched by Maoist rebels, in Etapalli town of Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra.

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A truck that was allegedly torched by the Maoist rebels in Latehar district of Jharkhand.

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Pradip Deka hopes son Jayanta will leave the “war”

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Sabitya Baishya shows a photo of her son Dhanjit who joined the ULFA in September

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A BSF jawan, injured after Naxals blew up a truck with an IED at Bijapur Ghati, being shifted to a hospital in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

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A man looks at the mangled remains of a truck which was blown up by the Naxals with an IED at Bijapur Ghati, in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

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In this grab made from video provided by KK Productions, Indian paramilitary soldiers walk past the remains of a bus that was blown up by Maoist rebels in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh state. Four civilians and a paramilitary soldier, were killed in the attack.

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The charred vehicles which were allegedly torched by Maoist rebels in Chandwa, Latehar Jharkhand.

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The charred vehicles which were allegedly torched by Maoist rebels in Chandwa, Latehar Jharkhand.

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Doordarshan cameramen take part in a candle light march to pay tribute to the video journalist of Achyutanand Sahu, who was killed in a Maoist ambush in Dantewada, near Press Club of India in New Delhi.

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A security personnel, injured in the Maoist attack at Nilavaya area, being shifted to a hospital in Dantewada. Two policemen and a video journalist from Doordarshan were killed while two security personnel were injured in the attack.

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The mortal remains of video journalist Achyutanand Sahu from state broadcaster Doordarshan being shifted after he was killed in a Maoist attack at Nilavaya area, in Dantewada. Two policemen were also killed while two other security personnel were injured in the attack.

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The charred vehicles which were allegedly torched by Maoist rebels during a bandh in Lohardaga, Jharkhand.

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A view of the railway track that was blown up by Maoists, in Giridih. The train movement was paralysed for over five hours after the incident occured at 10:45pm yesterday.

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CPI-Maoist cadres Sanatan Baski and Sukhlal Murmu alias Pravir Da being taken away after they were awarded death sentence in SP Amarjeet Balihar murder case, in Pakur district.

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Security personnel carry the body of a slain colleague who was killed in a landmine blast triggered by suspected Maoist rebels at Budha Pahad, on the border of Latehar and Gadhwa districts.

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Security forces personnel after an encounter with the Maoist rebels at Budha Pahad, on the border of Latehar and Gadhwa districts.

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Security forces personnel after an encounter with the Maoist rebels at Budha Pahad, on the border of Latehar and Gadhwa districts.

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Injured security forces personnel being air-lifted for treatment in Ranchi, after an encounter with the Maoist rebels at Budha Pahad, on the border of Latehar and Gadhwa districts.

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Five persons arrested by the Police for their alleged Maoist links, being taken away in a police vehicle after they were produced in a court, in Pune.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das with Director General of Police (DGP) DK Pandey and other senior police officers arrive at Jharkhand Armed Police ground to pay tribute to jawans martyred during an encounter at Karra forest with suspected Maoist groups, in Ranchi.

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Police vehicles carrying five Dalit activists from Maharashtra and New Delhi arrested by Pune Police are taken to the court in their alleged Maoist links in the Bheema-Koregaon violence case, in Pune.

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Security personnel carry out a search operation after an encounter with the Naxals in Jobe village at Chhipadohar, in Latehar.

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Security personnel carry out a search operation as the body of a Naxal rebel lies on the ground, in Jobe village at Chhipadohar, in Latehar.

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Security personnel recover arms, mobiles and other materials after an encounter with the Naxals in Jobe village at Chhipadohar, in Latehar.

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Security personnel stand next to bodies of killed Maoist rebels in Rela-Kasnasur forest in Gadchilori district in Maharashtra state. Government forces killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout in a forested area in Maharashtra, police said.

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Security personnel carry out search in Kedu forest after five hardcore Maoists were gunned down by CRPF forces in an encounter, in Latehar district of Jharkhand.

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Security personnel carry out search in Kedu forest after five hardcore Maoists were gunned down by CRPF forces in an encounter, in Latehar district of Jharkhand.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh along with Union Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Ahir pay homage to the nine CRPF personnel killed at Bastar in an LMV blast by suspected naxals, in Raipur.

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Security personnel inspect the site of an IED blast where nine CRPF personnel were killed and two more were injured after Maoists ambushed them in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

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Security personnel inspect the site of an IED blast where nine CRPF personnel were killed and two more were injured after Maoists ambushed them in Kistaram area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district.

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Kishenji with the media in 2009

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Jharkhand Director General of Police DK Pandey and other officials pose with arms recovered after an encounter earlier with Jharkhand Jana Mukti Parishad (JJMP) Maoist, in Lahetar.

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Charu Majumdar (left) and Kanu Sanyal

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A solar plant that was allegedly blown up by the Maoists in Gaya.

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CRPF personnel patrol a Maoist-affected village in Garu, Latehar.

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Naxal leaders Charu Majumdar and Kanu Sanyal

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Former hardcore Zonal Commander of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Kundan Pahan being produced at a CBI Court in Ranchi in connection with hundreds of murder abudction and extortion cases.

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Arms and ammunition recovered from CPI Maoists at Dans forest area in Latehar.

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Muppala Laxmana Rao alias Ganapathi

The rice-hulling and oil-pressing mill built by villagers in Raiguda, burnt down during an ­anti-Maoist operation.

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Police personnel, Jharkhand Jaguar (JJ), Cobra battalion and CRPF jawans stand near arms ammunitions, Naxal dresses, posters and other items recovered from CPI Maoists after three-day long encounter with them in Simradhab and Dholkota forest between Giridih and Dhanbad border of Jharkhand.

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