The CRPF Friday apprehended six suspected Naxals and seized over 1,000 booby traps and shrapnel aimed to ambush security forces, during an anti-Naxal operation conducted along the Andhra-Chhattisgarh border.
Sources said the operation, conducted along the Cherla-Kistarm area in the bordering Khammam district along the forests of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, was a joint operation comprising a squad of about 300 troops launched by the CRPF, the special counter-Naxal force of AP ‘Greyhounds’ and state police forces of both the states early Friday.
“One alleged Naxalite was killed in the operation while six others have been apprehended,” an official said.
A total of 180 booby traps and 855 iron spikes have been seized from the Naxalite hideout, the official said, adding a search operation is on to look for more ultras.
‘Maoist leader’ arrested in Bihar
Aurangabad: A Maoist leader was Friday arrested from a village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, police said. The police raided Gamharia village and nabbed alleged CPI (Maoist) ultra Awadesh Yadav while he was meeting someone to deliberate a boycott of LS polls in Aurangabad, Additional SP, Operations, Rajesh Kumar Bharti said. Yadav was said to be the outfit’s sub-zonal commander. A country-made rifle, ammunition and material related to poll were recovered. PTI
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