Rajnandgaon: A woman Naxal was on Monday arrested following a prolonged exchange of fire between the security forces and the red-ultras in the insurgency-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
The encounter took place in the hilly area under the limits of Mohla police station along Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border, a senior police official said.
Acting on a tip-off about Maoists gathering in the hills adjoining Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, around 250 km from the State capital Raipur, three teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Special Task Force and district police force were sent, he said.
The skirmish took place when the ultras noticed the presence of security forces between Rajadera-Ramgadh village hills.
Chasing the fleeing ultras, the woman Naxal was nabbed and a gun was recovered from her, the official said, adding She was identified as Tara alias Bimla (20).
A native of Sahpal village of Manpur region, Tara joined the Naxal movement in 2009 as a member of Chetna Natya Manch, a cultural wing of Naxals, he said.
During the interrogation, she admitted to involvement in attacks on security personnel in Katuljhora, Bukmarka, Unchapur and other areas, the official added.