Dreaded woman naxal arrested .

Woman naxal seen with the police.

Gadchiroli Feb. 26 (District Correspondent) Gadchiroli Police have arrested a hardcore woman Maoist today who was actively involved in several violent incidents against security forces. Her name is Rajeshwari alias Kamla Padga Gota, (30), a resident of Bada Kakler in Bhopalpattanam taluka of District Bijapur (Chhattisgarh).

She was carrying a reward of Rs. 6 lakhs on her head.

CPI (Maoists) are observing their Tactical Counter Offensive Campaign (TCOC) from February to May. During this period, they undertake various activities against the government, such as destroying government property, arson and attacks on security forces etc.

A case was registered at PS Bhamragad under various sections of the IPC, Arms Act, Explosives Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Police-Maoist exchange of fire that took place in Kedmara forest area, Bhamragad last year against the said naxal.

Further investigation revealed that she was directly involved in the firing on police parties in Kedmara forest area on 30/04/2023 in which Gadchiroli Police had successfully neutralized 3 hardcore Maoists in retaliation. She was also involved in the firing on police parties that took place in the Kachalaram forest area under the jurisdiction of P S Toynar, Distt. Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) and she was arrested in the year 2019 in connection with the said encounter.

In 2006, she was recruited as a member of Chetana Natya Manch and became active in the Maoist movement. In 2010-11, she was promoted as a Dy. Commander of Chetna Natya Manch. In 2016, she was transferred to Farsegarh LOS and worked as a member till 2019. In 2019, she was arrested in an offence of firing on police parties under Toynar PS Dist. Bijapur (CG).

After being released from prison in 2020, she has been working as Area Committee Member in the tailor team under Dandkaranya Special Zonal Committee till date.

The woman naxal is involved in several offences including 4 encounters. Maharashtra Government had announced a reward of Rs. 6 lakhs for her arrest.

Due to the intensified operations conducted by the Gadchiroli Police, a total of 73 hardcore Maoists have been arrested since January 2022. This action was undertaken under the guidance of Mr. Neelotpal, Superintendent of Police, Yatish Deshmukh, Additional SP (Ops.), Kumar Chintha, Addl. SP (Admin.), M. Ramesh, Addl. SP Aheri.

Furthermore, Mr. Neelotpal, has appealed to active Maoist cadres to renounce the path of violence and surrender in order to live their lives with dignity.




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