Seven Maoists who were allegedly involved in torching heavy vehicles and attacking security personnel in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district early this month were arrested from the same region on Thursday, the police said.
The outlawed Maoist movement in Bastar region continues to lose its strength as 18 more ultras, including the hardcore cadre involved in last year's ghastly Jiram Valley attack on Congress leaders, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Monday.
Three naxals, including a couple and a Maoist jan-militia commander, carrying rewards ranging from Rs 1-8 lakh for their arrest, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region on Monday, police said.
CRPF, which lost 75 men in a deadly naxal ambush in Chhattisgarh`s Dantewada in 2010, unfurled the tri-colour at the same encounter spot as a mark of domination of the area on the occasion of the Independence Day.
National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Chhattisgarh government to pay Rs five lakh as monetary relief to the kin of a suspected Naxalite, who died due to alleged torture in police custody in Dantewada.
Three Naxalites, including a senior level commander who was allegedly involved in last year`s deadly Jiram valley attack have been arrested in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday.
National Human Rights Commission Tuesday sought a report from authorities in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh after teachers of a Navodaya Vidyalaya allegedly thrashed and rusticated some students after branding them as Naxalites.
Naxals have focused more on strengthening their cadres instead of consolidating base in the Bastar region comprising seven districts of Kanker, Kondagaon, Bastar, Narayanpur, Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma this year, according to experts.