Why Maoists rebels blow up only Government school building of rural and remote areas ??
Ranchi, 2008 Oct 2 (IANS) Maoist rebels blew up a school building in Chatra district of Jharkhand, the police said Thursday. According to the police, around 50 to 60 rebels belonging to Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) blew up a primary school which comes under Pratappur police station in Chatra district, some 200 km from Ranchi late Wednesday.
Security personnel had earlier camped at the school and that might be the reason why the rebels blew up the building, the police added.
Last month, Maoist rebels had blown up a school building in Palamau district citing the same reason.
At present, 40 school buildings in Jharkhand are being used by security personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operations.
Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. In the last seven years, more than 1,300 people, including civilians and Maoist rebels, have been killed.
Ranchi, 2009 March 31 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas blew up two schools and a community building in separate incidents in Jharkhand, police said Tuesday. Members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist Tuesday blew up a government school building in Banlaat village of Gumla district, around 130 km from here. Two rooms were badly damaged, the police said.
Earlier Monday night, Leftist rebels detonated a primary school building in Saryu village of Latehar district, 100 km from Ranchi, according to the police.
A Rs.1.8-million community building at Paiek village in Bokaro district, around 140 km from here, was damaged by the guerrillas Tuesday morning.
"Maoist rebels are targeting school and community buildings ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Security personnel stay in school buildings during elections," a police officer told IANS.
Ranchi, 2008 Sep 29 (IANS) Maoist rebels blew up a school building in Palamau district of Jharkhand, police said Monday. Around 20 to 30 rebels of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) surrounded a middle school in the Manatu block of Palamau district, around 190 km from here, late Sunday night. The building was blasted using detonators.
No person has been injured in the blast, police said.
The school building was used by the security personnel while launching a combing operation against the rebels. Maoists cited that as the reason for blowing up the building.
Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts in Jharkhand. In the last seven years, more than 1,300 persons including civilians, Maoist rebels and security personnel have been killed in insurgency-related violence.
Ranchi, 2008 Nov 30 (IANS) Maoist rebels blew up a school building in Palamau district of Jharkhand Sunday morning, the police said. According to the police, 30 to 40 insurgents belonging to Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) surrounded a school building in Paki block of Palamau district, 190 km from Ranchi, Sunday morning and blew it up.
The rebels left a pamphlet at the spot, which said the building was destroyed to prevent security forces from using it in the future, a police official said.
At present, security forces are occupying 43 school buildings in the state. The Jharkhand High Court last week directed the state government to vacate the school buildings being used by security forces as temporary camps.
Raipur, 2008 May 17 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas have demolished at least seven school buildings in Chhattisgarh's tribal dominated areas in the last three days, a police official said Saturday. "The banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) is now on a school building demolition spree in Dantewada district with at least seven schools being extensively damaged since Thursday," Girdhari Nayak, inspector general (Maoist operation), told IANS.
Dozens of rebels raided government schools in Kuakonda block in Dantewada, some 520 km south of capital Raipur, Thursday night. They damaged five buildings with sharp edged weapons, but they did not use any explosives.
The police claimed that the insurgents Friday night targeted two boarding schools run by the tribal department.
Ranchi, 2009 Jan 26 (IANS) On the 60th Republic Day, Maoist rebels hoisted black flags in some parts of Jharkhand, police sources said Monday. According to police sources, black flags were hoisted by Maoist rebels in Palamau, Chatra, Chaibasa and in some other parts of the state.
"We have received reports that Maoist rebels at gun-point hoisted black flags in some schools and government buildings. The black flags were removed by the police after it was reported by the concerned authorities," a police source said.
The source said: "Maoists unfurl black flags to express their dissent with the policies of the government."
Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. More than 1,450 people have been killed in Maoist related violence in Jharkhand in the last eight years.
Ranchi, 2008 April 29 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas Tuesday blew up a building of the Jharkhand tourism department under construction in the religious tourist hub of Giridih district, the police said. According to the police, around 20 activists of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) surrounded the building situated near Madhuban block of Giridh district, around 270 km from Ranchi.
The rebels asked the people sleeping inside the building to vacate and later blew it up it by using explosives, said the police.
Before leaving the spot, the guerrillas left pamphlets near the spot claiming responsibility for the incident.
In February last year, the rebels had blown up the same structure.
Madhuban is a religious place thousands of Jains visit every year.
The Jharkhand tourism department has been building the facility for tourists at a cost of Rs.10 million.
Ranchi, 2009 Feb 2 (IANS) Maoist rebels blew up a tower for mobile telephony in Chatra district of Jharkhand, a police officer said Monday. More than 50 rebels belonging to Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) blew up the transmission tower of Airtel situated in Garo village of Chatra district, around 190 km from here, Sunday midnight.
Two security men posted at the cell phone transmission tower escaped from the spot, the police officer added. The tower was blasted by using detonators.
The mobile phone services have now been affected in the district. Maoist rebels targetted the tower to disrupt communication of policemen in remote areas, the officer said.
In Jharkhand, more than 13 such towers have been blown by the Maoist rebels in last three years.
Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of Jharkhand. In the last eight seven years, more than 1,450 people have been killed in Maoist related violence.
Ranchi, 2009 Feb 28 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas blew up a panchayat community building in Jharkhand, the police said Saturday. According to the police, more than 30 activists of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Friday night blew up the building in Mahdand village of Palamau district, around 190 km from here, by using detonators.
No one was injured in the incident.
Panchayat community buildings are used for meetings of village level elected representatives.
In another incident, Maoist rebels blew up a government building in Lathear district.
The CPI-Maoist had called a strike Saturday in Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa to protest against the arrest of four of their central committee members. The strike affected life in the rural areas of the state. Long-distance buses also did not ply.
Due to the strike the Jharkhand Academic Council postponed the 10th and 12 class board examinations Saturday.
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