Maoists with live cartridges held in Chhattisgarh

Two Naxals including a woman were arrested here with arms and ammunition including nearly 300 live cartridges.

Raipur: Two Naxals including a woman were arrested here with arms and ammunition including nearly 300 live cartridges, police said on Monday.

The Maoists -- Anjali Chauhan (35) and Mujeeb (45)-- were held last night after a tip off that arms were being brought to the city from Naxal-infested Bastar region, Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police, Deepanshu Kabra told a news agency.

An AK-47, a SLR and 270 cartridges were seized from the duo, he said.

While Mujeeb was apprehended from Ravanbhata area in Tikarapara police limits, Anjali was held from Sarona railway station, police said.

Also, some Naxal literature and letters detailing the arms exchange, was recovered from them.

Both Naxals are members of Dandkaranya Special Zonal Committee, Kabra addded.

PTI

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