Bihar police arrested wanted Maoist Renuka Koda, a close companion of infamous Pravesh Da from Deoghar in Jharkhand, on January 13.
As per the information, Koda has been nabbed with her companion Sido Koda near Chaparia village under JCD police station limits, reported sources. She is a resident of Saradhi village under the Lawariyatad police station limits of Munger district.
The Jamui police had got some crucial lead about the whereabouts of Renuka, following which a joint team of Bihar Special Task Force (STF) and district force have managed to nab the accused from a neighbouring district.
A total of 19 cases, including arson, loot, extortion and murder, have been pending against the accused in different police stations of Jamui, Munger and Lakhisarai. She has also been named in the famous Kajra incident along with the attack on GRP personnel in Jhajha railway station of Bihar, a bounty of Rs 50,000 had been already placed on his head, confirmed sources.
It’s been reported that Renuka is a seasoned Maoist and had been appointed as a zonal secretary of Sultanagnj of the proscribed CPI-Maoists in the past. She is considered close to Pravesh Da, another dreaded Maoist and member of the Bihar Jharkhand special area committee of the banned outfit.
Maoist confirmed the death of women cadre
In another Maoist-related news, the Dakshin Sub Zonal Beuro of outlawed outfit CPI Maoists, in a press statement on January 13, confirmed the death of one of their women cadres in an encounter with the security forces on January 11.
In the statement, the proscribed group alleged the forces for conducting large-scale air strikes in the Pamed area of insurgency-hit Suka in Chhattisgarh.
“Our leader Hidmal is safe; He will be safe with the blessing of the people”, read the statement. The Maoist group further alleged that the Union and the State Government are hand in gloves against their movement, but they will fight till the end.
One female cadre identified as Pottam Hungi was killed in action on January 11 read the statement. It should be noted that a large-scale offensive by the security forces had been launched against the outlawed CPI (M) on January 11.
Earlier, reports emerged that extensive damage had been done to the Maoists, and the infamous commander Madavi Hidma had been killed in action. Later Telangana police, in a press release, also confirmed the death of Hidma along with three other Maoist in action.
However, IG Bastar range Sundarraj P later denied the report of Hidma’s death in a press release. He also clarified that nothing sort of air strikes had been conducted against the Communist terrorists, and it is just part and parcel of their propaganda campaign against the forces.
Let us tell you that the Maoist have been long accusing the security forces of bombarding their hideouts in the Maoist hotbed near the trijunction of Bijapur, Sukma and Telangana, however contrary to their claims, the Bastar police have maintained that no significant use of air power (except the helicopters used for carrying jawan to the Forward Operating Bases) have been used against the Left Wing Extremists.