CHANDRAPUR: Gadchiroli police arrested a woman Naxalite – Meera alias Sarita Kolha – during combing operation in Kasansur jungle on Friday. Deputy commander of Kasansur dalam Ramesh Gawde who accompanied her managed to give the cops a slip.
The C-60 commandos were carrying out a combing operation in the jungle under Kasansur sub-police station in Etapalli tehsil on Friday, when they noticed an armed man and woman in the forest. As the cops moved towards them, the duo started running. The commandos chased them. While the man managed to flee, the woman – Meera (20) who hails from Galdapalli village in Etapalli tehsil – was arrested. Cops said that she belonged to Kasansur Dalam and had earlier worked with Naxal Platoon No.3. She revealed the identity of the man who accompanied her as deputy commander Ramesh Gawde.
Meera was involved in several cases of murder, planting of explosives and attacks on police parties. She had planted explosives in Kasansur market on last Independence Day. She was also involved in Gaderi, Ghotsur, Kondawahi and Kotmi encounters this year. She was also involved in dispute free village committee president Gajanan Madavi of Jarawandi and Pandurag Narote of Karka village. She has been presently arrested for her involvement in planting explosives in Kasansoor market area.