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Eight naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

ANI  |  Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India] 

Eight were arrested in a joint operation by the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) and the District Force in Chintalnar and Chintagufa areas of Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday.

Yesterday, in a high-level meeting held by the Police, senior officials analyzed security matters plaguing the state especially in regard to

D. K. Pandey told ANI, "We have seized properties of 17 and criminals as yet. We are keeping a close look on others as well."

The police also decided to increase the number of posts in the border areas of and to combat the problems of Naxal operations.

The DGP also expressed concerns about Naxal interference in the 'beedi season' and hoped to conduct a meeting with contractors regarding it.

The meeting was attended by Additional R. K. Malik, (CRPF) Inspector General, and several other higher police officials.

The meeting comes in the wake of the soaring incident of Naxal encounters and attack, which are taking a toll on civilians as well as security forces.

In April, two policemen were killed following an encounter with Maoists in

Later that month, three CRFP personnel were also injured in a Maoist attack.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 23:07 IST