Eight Naxals Arrested in Chhattisgarh


Raipur: Eight suspected Naxals were arrested from different places in Chhattisgarh’s worst insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said today.

Three cadres were arrested from the forests of Jagargunda police station area, while five others were nabbed from Chintalanar police station limits yesterday, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh told PTI.

A joint squad of the district police force, CRPF’s 74th and 223rd battalion, were engaged in a combing operation in the Jagargunda region when they nabbed the ultras identified as Lekam (21), Sodhi (26) and Hemla Rama (20) from the forests of Kamaram village, he said.

Similarly, a composite team of CRPF’s elite unit CoBRA, DRG (District Reserve Group) and the district police force rounded up five rebels, identified as Madvi Ganga (22), Madvi Dhruva (25), Podiyami Kosa, Midiyam Pojja (40) and Barse Hadma, based on a specific input about their presence in Gadgadmeta hills of Chintalanar, the Additional SP said.

The five Naxals (arrested from Chintalanar) were involved in blowing up a bridge on Mukram nullah on Dornapal-Jagargunda road in an IED blast in September this year, and a blast incident in Chintalanar weekly market last month, he said.

All the arrested rebels were wanted in cases of loot, arson, murder and attacks on police party in the region, he said.