Gondia: Four woman Naxals were arrested with weapons during an encounter between the outlaws of Gadchiroli-Gondia Core and the police near Chichgarh on Monday night. A Naxal, who was injured in the exchange of fire, managed to flee. Chichgarh police got the information of Naxal movement in the surrounding areas. In-charge of the anti-Naxal squad Tiwari and commandos of 60 battalion were combing the forest when 25 to 30 rounds were suddenly fired at them near village Taimul Kotra, about 30km from Chichghar. The combing party retaliated by firing at least 60 rounds in which a Naxal was injured. But he managed to flee, taking advantage of the darkness.
However, two woman Naxals of Kochi Dalam – Divya alias Baiji Ilani and Rani alias Anjali Kumbhare – were arrested with arms by the police. According to the information given by these two, 19 Naxals of Gadchiroli-Gondia Core, which consisted of nine men and ten women, were moving around. Police recovered from them two 12 bore rifles, one 8mm and 3 other rifles, a radio set and other material. As the interrogation was in progress, the combing party nabbed two more woman Naxals of Gadchiroli Dalam – Laxmi alias Radhika Halani and Kasari alias Sunita Tawade – near Ganutola on Tuesday.