Five naxals, including two women, were on Friday arrested from separate places in the insurgency-hit Bastar division of Chhattisgarh, police said. Based on specific inputs, four cadres, two of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, were nabbed from Barsoor police station area of Dantewada district, a senior police official told PTI.
They were identified as Neelaram Mandavi (25), Santuram Alami (30) and two women cadres – Raimoti alias Rame (25) and Budhri (21). “There were inputs that these rebels had arrived at the local market of Barsoor (around 400 kms away from here) with an alleged intention of executing some serious crime and spreading Maoist propaganda, following which police team swung into action,” he said.
The dreaded Raimoti was active as a member of the Company-6 of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) while the equally hardcore Neelaram was a jan militia commander, the official said. Raimoti and Neelaram were carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh and Rs 1 lakh on their heads respectively, he added.
In a separate incident, a lower rung rebel identified as Santuram (30) was apprehended from his native place in Antagarh police station area of Kanker district. According to the official, after receiving a tip-off about the presence of the ultra at his village Kasadand, security forces raided the place. He was allegedly involved in crimes, including attempt to murder. All of them are being interrogated, the official added.