A naxal who was allegedly involved in triggering an IED blast that injured a jawan in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district recently, was arrested on Sunday, police said.
The cadre, identified as Santuram Padda (35), was nabbed from Salhepara forests under Badgaon police station limits of the district by a joint team of Border Security Force (BSF) and district force, Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police Jayant Vaishnav said.
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Security forces were carrying out a combing exercise in the interiors of Badgaon, located around 300 kms away from the state capital, when they rounded up the rebel while he was trying to escape into deep jungles, Vaishnav said. Padda is a native of Nadichuwa village under Partapur police station area of Kanker.
He was allegedly part of the Maoists’ squad that executed improvised explosive device (IED) blast near Mandagaon village injuring a police jawan in March this year, the DSP said, adding further interrogation is on.
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