Four Naxals Held In Chhattisgarh


Raipur: Four naxals were arrested in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh and, explosives and other items were seized from them, police said on Monday.

The rebels were arrested last evening when a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) and Special Task Force (STF) were carrying out a search operation on the forested hills between Kunna and Jongeras villages, a police official told PTI.

Those arrested were identified as Kawasi Erra (25), Hidma Ram Markam (25), both ‘Jan Militia’ members while two others – Podiyam Hadma (26) and Devraj Markam (23) – are members of Dandakaranyna Adivasi Kisaan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS) – a frontal wing of the Maoists, he said.

“Erra was allegedly involved in torching two trucks near village Lakhapal between Jagdalapur-Sukma on NH-30 on February 26,” the officer said, adding he was also involved in other incidents, including planting IEDs, arson, loot and attacks on security forces.

Two electrical detonators, wires, battery were recovered from them, the police official said. Based on the statement of the arrested ultras, a tiffin bomb, three arrow bombs, two more detonators, a camera flash, a wireless receiver, a solar plate, Maoist uniform, huge quantity of medicines and stitching materials were seized from a location, the police official said.

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