Raipur: Four Maoists, who were allegedly involved in setting vehicles afire at Chargaon-Metabodli iron ore mines last year, were arrested from Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district, police said today.
“The cadres identified as Rajendra Netam (30), Shobharam Nareti (42), Rajmu Nareti (32) and Maniram Usendi (26) were nabbed from the forests of Siksod police station area during a joint search operation by Border Security Force (BSF) and district force yesterday,” Kanker Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena told news agency PTI.
Security forces had launched the combing exercise from Antagarh, located around 300 kms away from the state capital, to the interior forests.
Meanwhile, they got a tip off about the presence of rebels who were involved in setting ablaze vehicles at Chargaon-Metabodli mines on October 30, 2015, in the jungles of Masbaras and Bulawand following which security forces raided the place and rounded them up, the SP said.
During interrogation, the rebels admitted to their involvement in the incident, he added.