Peoples War in India Clippings 17/3/2013



Naxal arrested in Bastar

A Naxal carrying a cash reward of Rs 5,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in the naxal-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. “25-year-old Antu was nabbed by the joint contingent of district police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) late last night from the forest pocket of Lohandiguda police station area of the district,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sangeeta Peter told PTI over phone today.

“The naxal was a member of Kudud Dalam of Maoist and was using a muzzle-loading gun,” she said. “He was involved in looting a polling booth during panchayat elections in village Harrakoder of the region in 2010,” she said, adding he was also wanted in several other cases of loot murder and arson. The search party was on an area-domination operation in Lohandigua, Mardum and Chitrakot region, when it held Antu on suspicion. Later during the interrogation, he had confessed that he was part of the Naxal network, the DSP said. The arrested Naxal is further being interrogated, she added.

Five Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Five Naxals, accused of murders and attack on police party, have been arrested during an operation by police and BSF jawans in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district. “The wanted cadres were arrested during the operation conducted by police and Border Security Force (BSF) jawans at Enhur village in the district on Sunday,”Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) M Z Baig told PTI over phone today.

The arrested were identified as Bodhram (55), Suderam Netam (45), Narayan Nareti (45), Pyarelal Jain (40) and Maniklal Nareti (25), he said. The accused were involved in a number of crimes ranging from murder, arson, attack on police party and loot in the region and the cases against them were lodged at Siksor and Durgkondal police station, the DSP said.

“The four elderly ultras were active in the Naxal movement since 1998 and were hardcore members,” he said adding their arrest can be termed as a big success for security forces. The search party was on area domination operation since the last three days in the forests of restive Manhakal, Manjhikursubodi and Enhur village of the region. After getting a tip-off about their presence in Enhur village, the team rounded them up, he said. Interrogation of the arrested Naxals is still on, the DSP added.

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