The cadres were apprehended last evening from the forests of Balebeda village by a joint team of security forces out on a search operation, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla told PTI.
Shukla said the five were allegedly involved in an encounter with security forces that occurred on July 4 this year in Balebeda forest. Two naxals were killed in that incident.
"A combine squad of District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF) and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) was carrying out the operation since the gunfight took place in the area to trace the ultras involved in that encounter," he said.
Police have seized a muzzle-loading gun from Guddu.
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