Two Naxalites arrested

GONDIA: Police on Tuesday arrested a deputy commander and a member of the Darrekasa Dalam, near ITI in Salekasa. The police had been on the lookout for them for last three days.

The district superintendent of police Dilip Zalke applauded the additional SP of Deori, Vishwa Pansare and his anti-Naxal squad for their achievement on Wednesday.

Zalke said that the police had received information that some top Naxal leaders were going to come to Darrekasa-Salekasa main road on a recon mission. So the cops lay in wait for the Naxals. The ambush was in place for three days. On Tuesday evening they succeeded in arresting platoon vice commander Badaru Rajwanshi Sirsam (24) and a member of Darekasa Dalam Santaram Mahaaru Madawi (21).

A country-made pistol, knife and some other weapons were seized from them. The cops also confiscated some pamphlets demanding release of top Naxal leaders have also been seized.

Badru is reported to have confessed to committing 17 crimes while Santaram confessed to eight crimes.


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