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10 Suspected Naxalites Arrested, Says Uttar Pradesh ATS

Press Trust Of India

Updated: October 16, 2016, 2:19 PM IST
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Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested 9 people with suspected Naxal links and recovered weapons from their possession from an apartment in Sector 49.

A Naxalite commander, carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh, was also on Saturday arrested along with others, police said on Sunday.

Pradeep Singh Kharwar from Bariyatu village in Jharkhand's Latehar district was arrested during a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and intelligence agencies.

The area commander was hiding in Noida since February 2012. He carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his arrest, they said.

Another Naxal was arrested from Varanasi on nputs from the Noida Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) team.

A major attack in Delhi and NCR has been averted with the arrest, police claimed, adding six weapons were seized from their possession.

First Published: October 16, 2016, 1:42 PM IST
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