Maha ATS arrests four more Naxals

Close on the heels of arrest of two prominent Naxals in the neighbouring Thane district on Monday, Maharashtra ATS today said they have nabbed four more members of the group, including three women, from Pune and Nashik.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 00:47 AM IST

Mumbai: Close on the heels of arrest of two
prominent Naxals in the neighbouring Thane district on Monday,
Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) today said they have
nabbed four more members of the group, including three women,
from Pune and Nashik.

The alleged naxals, Mayur Bhagat alias Jenny (23), Jyoti
Chorghe (19) and Anuradha Sonule (23) were apprehended from
Pune on Wednesday night while Sonule`s aide Siddharth
Bhosale (24) was caught from Chandwad area in Nashik last
night, ATS chief Rakesh Maria said.

All the four booked under relevant sections of the
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act were produced before a
local court here today which remanded them in police custody
till May 3.

Maria said Rs 1.90 lakh in cash, naxal literature, five
mobile phone handsets and SIM cards were recovered from the
rented houses of Bhagat and Chorghe.

"The naxals have some bank accounts that were freezed,"
he added.

On Monday, the ATS had arrested Angela Sontakke (42), an
alleged naxal and wife of Milind Teltumbde, secretary of
Maharashtra`s CPI (Maoist) committee, with Rs 1.54 lakh in her
possession from Talaopadi area in Thane while her aide Sushma
Ramteke (27) was held from Pune. The two had good academic
background.

Sontakke was also working as a secretary of `Golden
Corridor Committee` formed in February 2008 to spread Naxal
ideology among students and labourers.

PTI