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UP ATS gets remand of four Naxals arrested from Noida

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A here today remanded four Naxals arrested from in seven-day custody of Anti-Squad (ATS).

"The ATS has got remand of four naxals from today to October 26. The remand was granted by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Gautam Nagar on the application moved by ATS on October 17," a senior police official told PTI.

The Naxals, who were taken in remand included Ranjit Paswan, Krishan Kumar, Jha and Ashish Saraswat, he said.

Averting a major Naxal attack in the national capital and its neighbourhood, the UP police ATS had on October 16 smashed a gang of ultras arresting 10 of them, including a self-styled area commander, and recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition.

The left-wing extremists were adept at making bombs and were planning some incidents in the Delhi-NCR region, IG (UP ATS) Aseem Arun had said.

Nine Naxals were arrested from Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi, while one from Chandauli near Varanasi.

Self-styled area commander Pradeep Singh Kharwar from Bariatu village in Jharkhand's Latehar district was hiding in since February 2012 and carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his arrest, he said.

The ATS had recovered 550 live cartridges, an INSAS assault rifle, two other rifles and three self-loading rifle magazines along with a huge quantity of explosives and detonators.

The recovery of the INSAS rifle showed that they must have looted it from security personnel as the weapon is used by them against the ultras, ATS said.

The arrested Naxals were active in eastern UP and adjoining parts of Bihar and had made their base. They had rented two flats and posed as property dealers.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 20:57 IST