13 Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Thirteen Naxalites have been arrested from Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Monday.

Last Updated: May 03, 2010, 18:50 PM IST

Raipur: Thirteen Naxalites have been
arrested from Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said
on Monday.

Eight Naxalites were held yesterday from Ponjer
village in Bijapur police limits while five others were
apprehended from jungles near Potenar village, Bijapur
Superintendent of Police Avinash Mohanty said.

The Maoists were held after a tip off on the Naxal
hideouts in the village followed by a combing operation by an
anti-Naxal team, which cordoned off the area on Sunday, and
made the arrests, he said.

The arrested outlaws have been charged for murder,
attempt to murder, attack on police teams and destruction of
property.

About 16 cases have been registered against eight
naxals and two cases against the rest, Mohanty said adding
interrogations are on.

PTI