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14 Naxals arrested in two districts of Chhattisgarh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Fourteen were arrested from two districts of the insurgency-hit division of today, police said.

While nine rebels were arrested in district, five were picked up in district.

A joint team of the (CRPF) and the of police was out on a search operation under the limits of station in when it rounded up eight Naxals, Additional Superintendent of Police told

Of them, Madvi Manish (27) was active as deputy commander, (24) as of the Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS)-- a front organisation of Maoists -- and Podiyam Ganga (34) as of DAKMS, he said.

Rest of the arrested cadres -- Madvi Hidma (19), Muchaki Kosa (19), Madvi Bheema (20), Madkam Aayta (26) and (28) were active as members of of Maoists and groups, he added.

All of them were allegedly involved in carrying out improvised (IED) blasts targeting the security forces and firing on police teams in Bhejji and Maraiguda areas of Sukma, Shukla said.

Madkami Pandu (26) a commander, was apprehended by another team from station limits of Sukma district, he added.

Pandu was accused of carrying out a blast and opening fire on a police patrol team in the forests between Badegadam and Munga (Sukma) last week, the ASP said.

No was injured in the firing.

Elsewhere, five lower-rung were arrested from station limits in district, said a

They were accused of helping the rebels arrange meetings in villages, spreading Naxal propaganda and transporting commodities for them, he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 19:35 IST