RAIPUR: Seven wanted naxals, two of them carrying reward on their heads, were arrested with a weapon and explosives recovered from their possession in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district today, police said.
The cadres were held from separate places under Bayanar police station limits this afternoon, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri, told PTI.
Acting on specific inputs, a joint squad of Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and a team of local police were mobilised in the interiors of restive Bayanar forests, located around 240 kms from here.
When the security personnel reached Rajbeda village forests, they rounded up four suspects, who were trying to escape from the spot, the ASP said.
Those arrested were identified as Jarha (27), Chaitram (26), Buduram (40) and Mangal (25), members of Rajbeda janmilitia group of Maoist, he added.
Besides, two high ranking cadres- Raiman Korram (38) and Samdu Korram (22) were apprehended from forests of Aadnar and Permapal respectively, he said.
Head of Maraskol Janatana Sarkar of CPI (Maoist), Raiman, were allegedly planning to plant explosives in Permapal region to harm the security forces while he was nabbed, Atri said.
A 3kg-tifin bomb, wire and couple of batteries were seized from his possession, the ASP said, adding, he was carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head.
Besides, Samdu, active in the outlawed movement as Daula LOS (local operation squad) member, was nabbed along with a muzzle loading gun, he said.
Subsequently, the ultra- Ramji (40) who was carrying a reward of Rs 7,000 was nabbed from Regagondi forests, the ASP said.
The arrested cadres were involved in several incidents of crime ranging from loot, arson, attacks on police party, torching vehicles and others in the region, the ASP said.
They were being interrogated, he said.