Eleven Suspected Naxals Held in Chhattisgarh

Published: 15th March 2014 01:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2014 01:48 PM   |  A+A-


Eleven suspected Naxals, including six women, were apprehended by security forces from the jungles of Balrampur district in Chhattisgarh early on Saturday.

Officials said that a joint squad of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and the state police apprehended the Naxals during a  combing operation in Lahsunpath forest of Kushmi area in Sarguja division of the state.

Those who were apprehended were handed over to the local police and are being interrogated.

"One .315 bore gun, a pistol and two detonators along with some other explosive material have been seized from the squad," Officials said.

The Sarjuga-Ambikapur belt in northern part of Chhattisgarh is not an active Naxal hotbed compared to the southern parts of Bastar and this was after a longtime that Maoists have been apprehended in these areas, they said.

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