Raipur: Two Maoists were arrested and improvised explosive devices (IED), including a powerful one planted by Naxals to harm security personnel, were recovered on Monday from separate places in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.
A joint squad of security forces found two IEDs ? one of around 20 kgs and another of 2.5 kgs, placed beneath Chintagufa-Dornapal route under Chintagufa police station limits, Inspector General of Police, Bastar Range SRP Kalluri said.
The joint contingent of CRPF, its elite battalion CoBRA and district force was carrying anti-Naxal operation from past few days in the region. When they reached almost a km away from Chintagufa on Dornapal, Jagargunda road, at around 10 AM they spotted a 20-kg IED packed in a container placed beneath the road.
Subsequently, another explosive of 2.5 kgs was detected at a nearby place in the restive patch, the IG said.
The IEDs were immediately destroyed by the bomb disposal squad, the IG added.
In another incident in the district, two Naxals were arrested from Gadiras police station limits.
The cadres identified as Midiyami Joga and Jai Singh were involved in several incidents of crime in the region, the IG said.