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19 naxalites held from Bastar division in C'garh

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

As many as 19 naxals, two of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, were today arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit division, police said.

While 16 ultras, including a woman, were apprehended by a joint team of security forces from district, three others were held in district, a senior police told

In Narayanpur, a joint squad of the Armed Force (CAF) and district force (DF) had lunched the in the villages of Musnar, Toyameta, and under station area when they nabbed the ultras, he said.

Of them, Sukhram Usendi (40), who was active as of Aderbeda Janatana Sarkar squad of Maoists, was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, he said.

Similarly, the woman cadre, Janila Mandavi (30), who was working as the of Toyameta's (DAKMS), a frontal wing of Maoists, was also carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on her head, he added.

Rest of the 14 cadres was associated with the outlawed CPI (Maoist) as militia or DAKMS members, according to the

In another operation, three ultras, identified as Somaru Vekko, and Rajman Mandavi, were arrested by a team of (DRG) from in Bhairmgarh area of Bijapur, he added.

While Vekko was active as a militia commander, Vekka was working as the of (Chetna Natya Manch-a cultural wing of Maoists) and Mandavi as its member, he said.

They all were allegedly involved in naxal-related incidents like loot, attempt to murder and attacks on police personnel, the said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 23:50 IST
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