Who is Madhabi Hidma? In Chhattisgarh, the Maoist leader blamed 22 soldiers for the attack

In a major joint operation, a separate joint security force of more than 2,000 personnel launched an anti-Naxal operation on Friday night.

Editor’s comment: The following article was originally published on January 11, 2019. It is being re-implemented considering the role of Madavi Hidma in Saturday’s attack on the Sukma-Bijapur border. A total of 22 soldiers were killed in the clashes.

Maoist leader, Maoist leader and commander of Battalion-2 in Bastar, the first person in the country to be led by the banned CPI (Maoist).

For the security forces and locals in the Dandakaranya area of ​​Bastar in Chhattisgarh, if Yasu Hidma finally succeeds in becoming the head of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the CPI (Maoist), it will be the first local tribe in India. And now Telangana has been divided by Naxal leaders.

Nambala Keshab Rao alias Basava Raju took over as CPI (Maoist) general secretary and replaced Mupala Laxman Rao alias Ganapati, who resigned in 2018-2018 – it is clear that the new leadership will bring more aggression against the Naxals, the Maoist propaganda. – Do the districts of the country, especially in Maoist-centric circles.

Basava Raju (3) was the general secretary as well as the head of the CMC, whom he probably wants to leave. His strengths are military tactics and the use of explosives, especially his ability to use advanced explosive devices (IEDs). He wants a successor who is militarily skilled and aggressive and can lead the cadre with a new emphasis on the Red Corridor.

At a meeting of the CPI (Maoist) Politburo, Baswa Raju said that Maoist leaders who are old and not physically ill should pave the way for young leaders. He indicated that the team must have a retirement policy. Ganpati also resigned from the Central Committee in 2013 due to illness.

Although Hidma is at the top as the head of the CDC, the strongest candidates for the post are Srinabas alias Ramanna, P Tirupi alias Devji, K Sudarshan alias Anand and M Venugopal alias Sonu alias Bhupathi (ex-brother’s brother). Naxal leader Kishenji). The final call will be received by the Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist). This is going to be a tough competition for the local tribal candidates considering the way the top leaders in the Naxalite organization have been selected.

At the central level, the CMC is responsible for conducting guerrilla activities, adopting military tactics, and procuring and supplying weapons. In addition to the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), It consists of a sub-committee CMCs are like special zonal military committees and regional military committees. It has been further divided into sector-specific requirements. The PLGA is the military component of the CPI (Maoist), which is involved in military training, guerrilla squads, Maoist cadres and platoon security and attack management.

Who is Hidma?

Various versions of Hidma have gained currency in the market, but the most well-known information is that Hidma is currently the commander of PLGA’s ‘Battalion-1’ in the Dandakaranya area of ​​Bastar in Chhattisgarh, which has emerged from the armed forces. Cadre

Originally from the eastern village of Sukma district, Hidma works from the Naxal fort in the southern Sukma region. According to police and security sources, he was actively involved in several Maoist attacks in Chintanala in 2010, in which a CRPF member was killed; The 2013 Jhirum Valley genocide wiped out the entire Congress leadership in Chhattisgarh and the 2011 Bur Burkapal attack killed 23 CRPF members.

Why is Hidma in disguise?

Police have no idea about the shape of Hidma’s body, he looks like his background or age.

Even the police have no picture of the nearly two-decade-old black Hidma, who had a grant of Rs 4 million on his head. Hidma’s most general account is that he ran an AK-47 and led a strong group of about 250-20000 Maoists.

There are various stories about the existence of Hidma. Some say he was a young man in the late 20s, while others claim he was in the early 50s.

“There are different versions of Hidma’s existence that have created a chaos for these Maoists. Some say he was killed in an encounter after the Jhirum massacre and his name was used as a leader of the Maoist cadre. A Sukma source said that no one had seen him and no one would recognize him even if he came to the village market. First position

But according to the surrendering Maoists, who worked under Hidma for a certain period of time and interviewed this reporter, he was undoubtedly a personality in his late forties.

“Hidma is a local tribal boy who is the leader of the Maoist battalion in Sukkar. He is involved in various cases of assault and explosion. According to Chhattisgarh Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) Vivekananda, these Maoist leaders are often not known by their real names and have acquired many titles. First position.

What does Hidma do in front?

  • Hastama’s experience as the commander of the current Battalion-2 in Bastar. He is considered an aggressive leader among the Maoists.
  • Age favors him because he is older or in poor health than other competitors. K Sudarshan (65) is suffering from many diseases. M, Venugopal, another contestant in charge of the zone on the Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, is not considered as aggressive as Hidma.
  • P Tirupati alias Devji was in charge of Dandakaranya’s ‘Battalion-2’, which was dissolved.
  • If Hidma is elected, this Bastar tribe will serve as an inspiration for the youth, it is also a field of recruitment. The Maoist cadre has been fighting the manpower crisis for some time.
  • Hidma is considered a master strategist in guerrilla warfare. He is said to have a buster area on the back of his hand.

Most of the members of the 21-member Central Committee of the CPI (Maoist) are in poor health and old. According to intelligence sources, although the Booster area remains the stronghold of the Maoists in the Red Corridor, no one is a member of the Central Committee.

“It was rumored that Hidma was a member of the Central Committee, but this is not true. He is the commander of Bastar Battalion-2. As no tribal leader has been given the top leadership post yet, it remains to be seen whether the central committee will eventually appoint him as CMC chief. All their leaders are from Andhra Pradesh, ”an intelligence source said.

As head of the Central Military Commission, the Naxalite campaign will continue in Bastar, facing the tribals face-to-face elections; And this is what Basa Raju wants.

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