Chhattisgarh: One Naxalite held, two others surrender in Dantewada

A naxalite was arrested while two hardcore Maoists surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Monday, police said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 29, 2014, 21:24 PM IST

Raipur: A naxalite was arrested while two hardcore Maoists surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Monday, police said.

The naxalite, identified as Kamlesh alias Tati Gandhi (28) was apprehended by a team of Bijapur police when he arrived in Dantewada district headquarter to allegedly execute some operation at the ongoing Navratri fair in the town, a senior police official told PTI.

Around 31 cases and 10 warrants were pending against the arrested ultra, he added.

An active member of the platoon number-12 of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), Kamlesh was involved in several incidents of crime, including murder, abduction, murder attempt, loot and attack on the police party, the official said adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 40,000 on his head.

Based on specific inputs, he was rounded up from the fair site, he said.

Meanwhile, two Maoists, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, surrendered before senior police officials in Dantewada district.

Budhram Lekami alias Rangu (28) and Jhimtu alias Aagar Mandavi (25) said they were frustrated with the exploitation of lower-rank cadres, especially women, and ill-treatment by Maoists from Andhra Pradesh, the official said.

A deputy commander of a technical team of the banned outfit in Bijapur, Budhram played a key role in handling the task related to maintenance and repairing of weapons, he added.

Jhimtu, who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was also associated with Barsoor Area Committee of the Maoist in 2011 and since then he played a vital role in executing several incidents in the region, the official said.

He was mainly involved in the attack on STF (special task force) in Mardoom police station area killing the company commandant Lav Kumar Bhagat and a jawan (2014).

He was also involved in attack on CRPF in Kodenar police station area (2012) and triggering IED blast in Barsoor injuring four personnel, the official said.