Four naxals, carrying a cash reward and three Maoist supporters were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said today. While the naxals were nabbed from Bedre police station area last evening, three sympathisers were held today from Gangaloor police station limits.
Based on specific inputs that four naxals had arrived at Karkeli weekly market in Bedre area to conduct reconnaissance of a police camp, local police swung into action, Kutru Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Prashant Shukla told PTI. Of them, Waale Pallo (35) head of Chetna Natya Manch (CNM-a cultural wing of Maoists) was a prominent cadre and carried a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, he said.
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Besides, three others – head of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS) of Maoists Doli Majji (45), militia commander Somdu Tati (28), another head of DAKMS Karve Majji, the SDOP said, adding, that they all were carrying reward of Rs 1 lakh each.
“During interrogation, they have admitted that they were conducting a recee in a bid to launch attack on Karkeli police camp. Earlier too they had been part of the Maoist squad that had attacked this camp,” he said. Besides, all four were allegedly involved in the incidents of attempt to murder, kidnapping, damaging roads, torching vehicles and attacks on police party, he added.
In a separate incident, a joint team of CRPF’s 85th battalion and district force rounded up three Maoist supporters while carrying out an area domination operation to the interiors of Gangaloor police station limits. The arrested Maoist supporters were identified as Hemla Budhu (35), Aytu Kudiam (30) and Ursa Budhram (35), he said.