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Chg: Reward-carrying militia commander among 5 ultras held

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Five naxals, including a militia carrying reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, were arrested in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit district, police said today.

The cadres were apprehended last evening from the forests of Balebeda village by a joint team of security forces out on a search operation, Superintendent of Police told

They are identified as (29), the militia commander, (49), Raju Metami (44), Masia Ram (29) and Jano Maha (19), who is a woman cadre.

Shukla said the five were allegedly involved in an encounter with security forces that occurred on July 4 this year in Two naxals were killed in that incident.

"A combine squad of (DRG), (STF) and (ITBP) was carrying out the operation since the gunfight took place in the area to trace the ultras involved in that encounter," he said.

While was active as a the rest were working as militia members, the SP said.

Police have seized a muzzle-loading gun from

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 18:30 IST