Raipur: Thirteen Naxals were arrested and
a huge cache of weapons and explosives was seized from the
naxal-infested Abuzmad region, as a part of the joint
operation of Chhattisgarh police and Central Reserve Police
Force (CRPF), a top police official said.
Chhattisgarh Director General of Police (DGP) Anil
Nawani told this to reporters during a press conference here on Monday.
"A strong force of around 3,000 policemen and CRPF
jawans conducted a joint operation in and around Abuzmad
region for about two weeks," Nawani said.
13 Naxalites were held and rifles, explosive material,
detonators, explosive computer printer, cameras, medicines,
solar panels and other equipment was seized during the
operation, Nawani said.
He said that it was for the first time that an
operation involving huge police force was conducted in this
Nawani added that during the operation, there were
around 12 exchanges of fire between the security forces and
Naxals, in which, two CRPF jawans were injured, but are now
out of danger.
He added that Ambuzmad region is considered very
inaccessible and security forces had been sent there for the