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Former rebel helped nab 8 Naxals: Chhattisgarh Police

ANI  |  Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India] 

Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena on Wednesday said the arrest of eight Naxalites from Chhattisgarh's Chintalnar and Chintagufa areas was made possible with the help of former Naxalite Podiam Panda.

"He (Panda) revealed information about some living in the villages and yesterday, eight people were arrested. Many more arrests will take place," Meena said.

Panda had surrendered before the police a week ago, but, his identity was kept a secret to prevent death threats, added Meena.

Meena said Panda also revealed the existence of a nexus between the and politicians in

Panda also revealed the existence of a 'shehri (urban) network' wherein politicians in and businessmen have been helping the Mena said the information is being verified.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 18:22 IST