Ten Naxalites arrested in Bastar district



Raipur: Chhattisgarh police on Monday arrested ten Naxalites carrying awards on their heads from Bastar district.

The Naxalites, each carrying a Rs 4,000 award, have been arrested from the forest near Sangvel and Koleng villages, Sundaraj P, Bastar District Superintendent of Police said. They were arrested after police cordoned off the forest acting on a tip off that the Naxalites were supposed to hold a meeting there, Sundaraj said.

The arrested Naxalites are suspected to be involved in the killing of Mutanpal sarpanch. Besides, he said, they are also involved in several other cases of murder and loot. Accordingly, a local court had issued arrest warrant against them, he said.

After arrest, the Naxalites are being interrogated, Sundaraj added.

PTI