New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh anti-terror squad on Sunday arrested three more naxals and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from their possession in Noida, a police official said.
Speaking to media, State IG ATS said that three more naxals with explosives and detonators were arrested from a residential area at Hindon Vihar area in Noida.
"Pradeep Kumar Singh, suspected area commander of naxal, PWG, Latheaar was also detained," the official added.
The recoveries from naxals include 6 pistols, 50 catridges, 45 Gilletin Rods, 125 detonators, 13 mobiles, two laptops and two cars.
Initial investigation suggests that they were leaving in the area for last 2-3 months.
ATS officials said that the arrested naxals were adept at making bomb making and were reportedly planning to launch an attack in Delhi-NCR.
On Saturday evening, the state police had arrested at least six people suspected to have naxal links and recovered weapons from their possession.
Those arrested have been identified as Pawan Jharkhand of Madhubani in Bihar, Ranjit Paswan of Chandoli in UP, Sachin Kumar of Dankaur in Greater Noida, Krishna Kumar Ram from Sasaram in Bihar, and Suraj, a resident of Bulandshahr in UP. Suraj was the group’s local contact for conducting operations in the Delhi-NCR area, said sources.