PATNA: The CPI(Maoist) leaders in Bihar are trying to consolidate their cadre base and moving places to meet their supporters.
Central intelligence agencies have alerted the state police on the movement of top Maoist leaders like Vijay Yadav alias Sandeep ji, Nanadlal Yadav alias Nitesh ji, Indal Bhokta and a few others who were spotted at Chakarbandha forests in Gaya district last week.
The security forces have been put on alert due to the unusual gathering of the senior Maoist leaders. The area is close to the Bihar-Jharkhand border.
Police sources said an attempt to consolidate the Maoist cadre could be understood from the fact that there has been decline in violence recently. Only 31 cases of Left-wing extremism (LWE) violence were reported from January to May. Five Maoists were neutralized and 134 were arrested. There was no casualty of security personnel.
In 2016, total 100 cases of LWE violence were reported and 10 Maoists were neutralized besides 468 arrested. Total 13 security personnel, including 10 jawans of Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were martyred.
“We are yet to intercept any call, but have ground intelligence suggesting that Maoists from Jharkhand and West Bengal have reached Bihar,” sources said, adding Maoist leaders had called a meeting at Sahajpur in Aurangabad district on May 2, but it could not take place due to alert security forces.