September 18, 2020 1:39:28 am
A 21-year-old alleged Maoist with bounties against him in three states was arrested by Balaghat police from Samnapur-Banda tola region on the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh border on Thursday.
Police said they received information of movement of Maoists posing as villagers to buy supplies. A team was sent to the market, where they followed two people whose movement seemed suspicious. According to police, the two started running. “One escaped and the other fell into a lake and was apprehended,” IG, Balaghat, K P Venkateshwar Rao said.
While the police team was returning with Badal, they were attacked by a group of 10-12 Maoists, they said. “There was retaliatory firing from our side. We managed to get Badal alive,” said Rao.
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