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Urban supplier for naxals held in Kondagaon

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

A 20-year-old man, allegedly working as "urban supplier" for naxals, was today arrested from a market place in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, police said.

The cadre, identified as Sukhram Korram, was picked up when he was procuring items of general use for Maoists from the market in Kondagaon town, district superintendent of police Santosh Singh told PTI.

The arrest came as security forces have been directed in all seven districts of Bastar division to keep a close watch on the movement of suspects in local weekly and daily markets that serve as agood source for rebels to procure items of daily use.

Korram was caught by a team of District Reserve Group (DRG) and local police, based on a tip-off given by some surrendered rebels.

"During interrogation, Korram, a native of Barsoor area in Dantewada district, confessed that he was acting as the urban supplier for rebels and had also served as member of Chetna Natya Manch (CNM), a cultural wing of Maoists, in Maad area," the officer said.

Police recovered a big knife, naxal banners and posters, medicines and other related literature from Korram.

In a similar incident, anaxal was apprehended from a weekly market under Dhanora police station limits of Kondagaon on October 16.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 18:28 IST