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Two Maoist 'couriers' held; money, ammunition seized

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Two suspected Maoist couriers carrying cash and ammunition were arrested in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit district, the police said Wednesday.

Mandra Nagesh (28) and (31) were held Tuesday evening from the station area of Jagdalpur town, a senior police told

The police had received a specific tip-off, he said.

The two were intercepted near the old Saletax Naka in the town, he said.

Rs 5 lakh in cash and cartridges of INSAS, AK-47, .12 bore gun and 9 mm pistol were seized from their possession alongwith 25 detonators and four explosive sticks, he added.

The money and ammunition were meant to be supplied to the Maoists, the claimed.

Nagesh, a resident of district, was earlier of Dandkarayna Kisaan Majdoor Sangathan, a Maoist front, in Madded area, the said.

At least seven Naxal-related cases were registered against him and he was in jail from 2013 to 2015, the official added.

The duo were being questioned, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 22:50 IST
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