Naxal held in Chhattisgarh
Raipur: A hardcore Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head was arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said Friday. The cadre, Lakhmu (38), was apprehended from a forest near his native Kumnar village under Kurusnar police limits by the district force yesterday, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police O P Sharma told PTI. The rebel was wanted for several criminal offences, including attacks on police party, loot, murder, torching of vehicles and others, the ASP said. Based on inputs about his arrival at Kumnar, a police team was dispatched to the spot. The Naxal was spotted in forest near the village when he was trying to escape sensing the movement of security personnel, following which he was rounded up, he said.
Ahead of bypoll, BSF jawan injured in IED blast at Ch’garh
Raipur: A BSF jawan was today injured in an IED blast triggered by naxals when security personnel were escorting a polling party for bye-elections in Antagarh assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district. The naxal-infested seat will go to polls tomorrow. The blast occurred in restive Nagaldand forests under Bande police station limits, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A squad of paramilitary forces was escorting a polling party from Bande to Bethiya polling station. When they reached near Nagaldand, rebels triggered an explosion leaving a constable Chhitar Mal (37) of 72 battalion injured, the SP said. A minor exchange of fire took place at the spot following the blast. However, naxals soon fled into the core forests, he added.
Naxal ‘area commander’ lynched
Gaya, Sep 11 (PTI) A naxal ‘area commander’ was lynched by villagers in Gaya district this evening when he allegedly tried to torch road construction machinery belonging to a contractor. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Tiwary said the lynched Maoist has been identified as Prakash Yadav, a hardcore activist and ‘Area Commander’ of the outfit in Wazirganj area of the district.