Chhattisgarh: Naxalite commander arrested



Raipur: A senior Naxal commander, carrying a prize of Rs 25,000 on his head, was arrested by police in Balrampur district of the state, police said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, police cordoned off the Chandan Nagar village in Balrampur and managed to nab sub-zonal Naxal commander - Tunesh Lakda when he arrived there on May 13, Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena said.

Lakda, hailing from Jharkhand, was wanted in several cases of murder and other serious offences, police said.

During interrogation, the Naxalite confessed to his crimes, he said, adding that further investigations were on.

PTI