"A joint anti-naxal operation was conducted at Sandra village on Thursday (April 20) based on an intelligence input. On spotting the police team the three women started running. They were later arrested," said a release issued by the Gadchiroli police.
During interrogation, it came to the fore that the women were naxalites and involved in blasts and murder cases, said the release.
They have been identified as Maini alias Jimo unga Lati(32), Sarita alias Mule Katta Madkam (23) and Pakli alias Kari Budhu Gade (28).
All the women are residents of Chhattisgarh, the release added.
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