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Three Maoists arrested in separate joint patrol operations

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Last Updated: July 08, 2013, 19:18 IST

Three Maoists arrested in separate joint patrol operations

Three Maoists were arrested in separate search operations in Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday.

Three Maoists were arrested in separate search operations in Naxal-affected Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday.

"Two cadres were arrested by a joint contingent of district force and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) from jungles of Kosalnar village under Jhara police station limits of Narayanpur district on Monday," said DSP N K Sahu.

Banu Korram and Kassu Korram (both 24) were arrested on Sunday during the joint patrol operation following a tip-off.

"They were active in Janatana Sarkar squad of Maoists and were working on membership drive for the movement," Sahu said, adding the ultras were involved in several crimes in the region.

In a separate incident, a suspected Naxal was nabbed from Basaguda police station area of Bijapur district in a joint operation by police and CRPF last night.

"The patrol party rounded up Punem Somlu (33) on suspicion of forests of Hirapur village. He has admitted to his involvement in the Naxal movement as a Sangham member of Basaguda Area Committee," Sahu added.

first published:July 08, 2013, 19:18 IST
last updated:July 08, 2013, 19:18 IST