Raipur: Six Naxals including a couple were arrested on Tuesday from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.
"While a hardcore Maoist couple was apprehended from Lakhapal-Pujaripara village under Katekalyan police station area, others were nabbed from Pirnar forest under Kirandul police station limits," Dantewada superintendent of police Kamlochan Kashyap said.
The arrested Naxals were identified as Madvi Joga alias Baman, his wife Madvi Gangi, Bheema Kunjam, Jairam Raut, Madkam Bheema and Podiya Mandavi, he said.
"Joga and his wife Gangi were members of Maoists' Military Company II, notorious for executing several Naxal incidents of violence in the region," the SP said.
After joining the Naxals in 2002, Joga became part of guerrilla squads which carried out several deadly ambushes, including the one in Bijapur district's Ranibodli village in 2007 in which 57 personnel of Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) were killed, the SP told PTI.
He was also involved in killing six policemen in Mirtur (Bijapur) in 2008 and a loot of a huge cache of weapons from Police Lines at Koraput (Odisha) in 2004, Kashyap said.
Gangi was involved in Naxal attacks in Bijapur and Dantewada area since joining the outfit in 2005, the SP said, adding the duo were carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh each on their heads.
Bheema Kunjam, head of a village committee of Naxals, and Podiya Mandavi, a militia cadre, were involved?in attack on a police anti-landmine vehicle on Cholnar-Kirandul road in Dantewada on April this year in which five policemen were killed, Kashyap said.