Glossary of the Maoists

The Union Government does not sound to be professional in handling the Red Guerillas. It is highly unfortunate on the part of the Government to leak the confidential letter written by Kishenji, the Maoists leader to P.Chidambaram. In order to solve this major trouble the Government must conduct in a highly sensitive manner not like leaking bucket. If the media got the letter from the home ministry then Mr.P.C must plug all the loopholes in the North Block first. In the Telegana crisis too the media brought out the advanced information. With this kind of glaring loopholes the home minister cannot solve the major problems.
The Times of India writes about the vocabulary of the Maoists,
“Baraat aa gayi hai (The marriage procession has arrived),” one Maoist told his leader over cellphone on seeing cops marching towards their base camp in Jamui recently. “Dulha gora hai ya kaala (Is the groom fair or dark)?” he was asked.
That’s only a small part of the conversations intercepted by the Bihar’s Special task Force (STF) in Maoist-hit areas. ‘Baraat’ is Maoist codeword for police force and ‘gora’ for district armed policemen who wear khaki. STF or Central paramilitary forces are ‘kaala’ for those who wear black dungarees.
“Maoist jargon. That’s what we call it. To camouflage their movement and operations, the extremists have evolved their a coded system of words for almost everything — from explosives and arms to areas of their operations,” said a top Bihar cop associated with anti-Maoist operations.
To the guerrillas, ‘DVD’ means ‘karrwai’ or action and ‘mela mein chalna hai’ or ‘we have to visit a fair’ means a police picket has to be stormed. When there’s a plan to ambush a police party, they say ‘paidal jana hai’ or ‘we have to walk’.
Satyendra Singh, Maoist suspect caught from a house in Patna’s Kankerbagh Colony with a laptop and Rs 18 lakh, also rattled off before cops several codewords used by his comrades. Potassium chlorate, ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and aluminium powder, used in making IEDs, are ‘soda’, ‘sabudana’, ‘mishri’ and ‘cement’ respectively in Maoist parlance. ‘Sindoor’ or vermilion means potassium dichromate while concentrated sulphuric acid is ‘gulabjal’.
Their weaponry has also been code-named. M16 rifle is ‘Mohan’; AK-47 ‘Akash’; Insas rifle ‘Indrajeet’; SLR ‘Sabarmati’; 9mm pistol ‘Navin’ and 12 bore rifle is ‘Brahmadev’.
Bullets are ‘dana’ or grains; RDX is ‘ghee’ and cordex wire ‘makkhan’ or butter. Ordinary detonator is ‘pencil’ and electric detonator ‘dot pen’.
There’s more. Maoists refer to their bases located in Patna, Ara, Gaya, Aurangabad and Tatanagar as Arjun, Munna, Pankaj, Satendra Singh and Bajrangi respectively. Cops are yet to figure out how Patna is even remotely similar to Arjun or Ara to Munna and so on.

The Union Government does not sound to be professional in handling the Red Guerillas. It is highly unfortunate on the part of the Government to leak the confidential letter written by Kishenji, the Maoists leader to P.Chidambaram. In order to solve this major trouble the Government must conduct in a highly sensitive manner not like leaking bucket. If the media got the letter from the home ministry then Mr.P.C must plug all the loopholes in the North Block first. In the Telegana crisis too the media brought out the advanced information. With this kind of glaring loopholes the home minister cannot solve the major problems.
The Times of India writes about the vocabulary of the Maoists,
“Baraat aa gayi hai (The marriage procession has arrived),” one Maoist told his leader over cellphone on seeing cops marching towards their base camp in Jamui recently. “Dulha gora hai ya kaala (Is the groom fair or dark)?” he was asked.
That’s only a small part of the conversations intercepted by the Bihar’s Special task Force (STF) in Maoist-hit areas. ‘Baraat’ is Maoist codeword for police force and ‘gora’ for district armed policemen who wear khaki. STF or Central paramilitary forces are ‘kaala’ for those who wear black dungarees.
“Maoist jargon. That’s what we call it. To camouflage their movement and operations, the extremists have evolved their a coded system of words for almost everything — from explosives and arms to areas of their operations,” said a top Bihar cop associated with anti-Maoist operations.
To the guerrillas, ‘DVD’ means ‘karrwai’ or action and ‘mela mein chalna hai’ or ‘we have to visit a fair’ means a police picket has to be stormed. When there’s a plan to ambush a police party, they say ‘paidal jana hai’ or ‘we have to walk’.
Satyendra Singh, Maoist suspect caught from a house in Patna’s Kankerbagh Colony with a laptop and Rs 18 lakh, also rattled off before cops several codewords used by his comrades. Potassium chlorate, ammonium nitrate, potassium nitrate and aluminium powder, used in making IEDs, are ‘soda’, ‘sabudana’, ‘mishri’ and ‘cement’ respectively in Maoist parlance. ‘Sindoor’ or vermilion means potassium dichromate while concentrated sulphuric acid is ‘gulabjal’.
Their weaponry has also been code-named. M16 rifle is ‘Mohan’; AK-47 ‘Akash’; Insas rifle ‘Indrajeet’; SLR ‘Sabarmati’; 9mm pistol ‘Navin’ and 12 bore rifle is ‘Brahmadev’.
Bullets are ‘dana’ or grains; RDX is ‘ghee’ and cordex wire ‘makkhan’ or butter. Ordinary detonator is ‘pencil’ and electric detonator ‘dot pen’.
There’s more. Maoists refer to their bases located in Patna, Ara, Gaya, Aurangabad and Tatanagar as Arjun, Munna, Pankaj, Satendra Singh and Bajrangi respectively. Cops are yet to figure out how Patna is even remotely similar to Arjun or Ara to Munna and so on.

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