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DIG P. Sundarraj and Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena said that they enacted on a tip-off that a huge number of Naxals have gathered in forests of Chintagufa Police Station area for a meeting.
The composite squads of District Reserve Guard (DRG), district force and Special Task Force (STF) were out on a search operation in the forests of Chintagufa and Fulbagdi, around 450 kms away from here.
The arrested Naxals have cases of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, arson, firing on police registered against them.
According to officials, valuable information has been gathered during their interrogation.