Raipur: Five Naxals were arrested in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh in a joint operation by police and BSF on Sunday, police said.
"The cadres were nabbed from different villages in the forests of Tadoki police station area by the joint contingent of district force and BSF," Station House Officer (SHO) of Tadoki police station, G S Thakur said.
The Maoists are identified as Ramu Gond (50), Fulsingh Markam (25), Shyam Singh (35), Rai Singh (58) and Ramesh Dugga (25)--all members of Jan militia group, Thakur said, adding that the members admitted of being involved in the movement during interrogation.
The patrol party was mobilised on specific inputs about the presence of the militia members in the region.
They all were apprehended from their respective houses, police said, adding that they were involved in several incidents of crimes in the region.