What was Permili Dalam, Naxalite group accused of running parallel government in jungle for 39 Years?

During the operation, the Naxalites attacked which resulted in the neutralization of three, including Commander Vasu, who had a bounty of Rs 22 lakh on him.

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Last week, security forces achieved a major victory by dismantling the notorious Naxal terror group, Permili Dalam, in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli region. This milestone marked the culmination of a 39-year struggle against the anti-national outfit, with numerous soldiers and officials sacrificing themselves in the process.

On May 13th, security forces received intel about Permili Dalam's movement in Gadchiroli. The C-60 squad, which specialized in anti-Naxal operations, instantly responded. During the operation, the Naxalites attacked which resulted in the neutralization of three, including Commander Vasu, who had a bounty of Rs 22 lakh on him. Weapons and Naxal literature were seized from the scene.

Understanding Permili Dalam

Founded in 1985 by educated Telugu youths, Permili Dalam gradually grew its cadre in Gadchiroli, becoming a stronghold of Maoist violence. Initially targeting forest department officials, it later expanded its reach, inciting tribal unrest and indoctrinating youths into Maoist ideology.

Permili Dalam instilled fear by establishing parallel governance in remote areas, conducting training camps, and stealing detonators for weaponization. Their tactics included burying weapons in water tanks and planning attacks on security forces, even contemplating contaminating their food and water supplies.

Mystery of Abujhmarh

Abujhmarh, unofficially known as the Naxalites' headquarters, remains enigmatic, covering 4400 square kilometers of uncharted forest. Its ambiguous status, requiring the governor's approval for official entry, made it a strategic base for Naxal activities, exploiting border disputes between states.

Despite the challenges posed by Naxalism, security forces remain steadfast in their mission. Continuous operations, like the one against Permili Dalam, offer hope for a Naxal-free India, as officials strive to safeguard democracy, justice, and the right to self-determination for all citizens.