Surrender of Maoist leader
An important leader of CPI (Maoist) Party, G. Venkata Krishna Prasad @ Gudsa Usendi, who was the spokesperson for Dandakaranya region, has surrendered before the Andhra Pradesh Police. The Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has welcomed the surrender of the senior Maoist leader.
The Home Minister has appealed to other senior cadres to follow this example. “The CPI (Maoist) Party should give up their armed struggle and join the mainstream. All the surrendered people will be treated well as per the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the Government,” said Shinde.
On December 11, 2013, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under Section 25(3) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 for the retention of the cash of ` 1.14 crore seized from the possession of Manoj Kumar Gupta of Bengaluru on the grounds that the same is a part proceeds of terrorism of the People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), United Pepole’s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK), a proscribed terrorist organisations of Manipur.
On December 26, 2013, sanction for prosecution for filing the supplementary charge sheet against one accused person was given under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in a case relating to the members of the proscribed terrorist organisation, Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) having involvement of a criminal conspiracy to wage war against the Government of India.
An Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, to be presided over by the sitting judge of the Delhi High Court, was constituted on December 6, 2013, for adjudicating on declaration of the Meitei Extremist Organisations as unlawful associations under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
The law and order situation in Andhra Pradesh in the context of the Telangana agitation was reviewed and deployment of additional 95 Coys of CAPFs has been extended up to January 31, 2014, for maintaining law and order in the State.
Out of the total allocation of ` 1,847 crore for 2013-14 under the Scheme for Modernisation of State Police Forces, an amount of ` 155.91 crore was released during December 2013. Out of this, ` 3.74 crore was released to Ordnance Factory Boards of Bihar and Jharkhand for supply of arms and ammunition, ` 73.43 crore to State Governments of Jharkhand, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for construction activities and ` 78.74 crore to five different State Governments (Gujarat, Nagaland, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand) for purchase of vehicles/communication equipment, etc.
Out of the total outlay of ` 990 crore earmarked in the budget of 2013-14 under Border Area Development Programme (BADP), an amount of ` 639.67 crore has been released for the implementation of the scheme in 13 States.