Four Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Four Naxals were arrested at separate places in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Bastar region, police said on Friday.

Raipur: Four Naxals were arrested at separate places in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Bastar region, police said on Friday.

Two cadres - Vijay Uikey (38) and Samru Mahavir Uikey (45) - were apprehended by a joint squad of Border Security Force and district force during a search operation in the restive forests under Kiskoda police station limits last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police RN Dash told PTI.

They were involved in various crimes, including murder and loot, in the region, he said.

The security personnel were cordoning off Khairkatta forests, located around 250 kms from the state capital, when they spotted two men hiding in the forest to keep a tab on the movement of security forces following which they were nabbed, he said.

Later, the duo admitted to being involved in the banned movement as local cadres, Dash said.

In another incident, two rebels were arrested by security personnel from Bijapur district.

Matti Ram Babu (32) and Dubba Shetthi (30) were nabbed from Madded police station area last evening, a senior police official said, adding that the insurgents are being interrogated.

Meanwhile, eight Naxals, including a deputy commander, carrying cash rewards on each of them surrendered in insurgency-hit Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

The eight cadres turned themselves in last evening citing disappointment over high-handedness of senior cadres and exploitation of women and lower rank rebels, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of Narayanpur OP Sharma said.

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