Two supporters of ultra outfit People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were allegedly shot dead by CPI (Maoists) at Gudri in naxal-affected West Singhbhum district, a senior police officer today said.
More than 15 lakh kg of industrial explosives, enough to blow up five cities like Delhi, were stolen between 2010 and 2013 from carelessly guarded warehouses across the country and made their way into the hands of Maoist guerrillas, illegal miners and others.
With an aim of countering the 'anti-developmental' propaganda of Maoists, the CRPF has devised a new strategy of putting up hoardings in local dialect to seek tribals' support in construction of a National Highway in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.
Maoists went on a rampage in parts of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region killing two people, including a security personnel, and damaging a part of a railway line, leading to the derailment of two engines of a goods train.
A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable was on Monday killed, while another was injured when a pressure bomb went off allegedly set by Maoists in the state's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police sources said.
The Centre on Monday promised to help Naxal-hit states to intensify developmental projects relating to roads, bridges, education and other infrastructure in such locations besides carrying out offensives against the rebels.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Monday, chaired a meeting of Chief Ministers of four Maoist-hit states - Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Telangana and Odisha - to firm up plans to give a heavy push to the fight against Naxals in their citadel in Bastar.