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Naxal Involved in Landmine Blast Against Police Held in Chhattisgarh

Baman Kunjan (25), active as militia commander of Tikanpal village in the region, was apprehended near his native place under Kirandul.

Published: 13th May 2015 02:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2015 02:39 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

RAIPUR: A Naxal, who was allegedly involved in attack on a police anti-landmine vehicle in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, has been arrested, police said today.

Baman Kunjan (25), active as militia commander of Tikanpal village in the region, was apprehended near his native place under Kirandul police station limits last evening, Kirandul Sub-Divisional Officer of Police M Z Baig told PTI.

The Naxals had blown up an anti-landmine vehicle on Cholnar-Kirandul road in Dantewada on April 13, killing five policemen and injuring eight others. Acting on a tip-off that a rebel, in civil dress, was travelling on a motorcycle towards Cholnar from Tikanpal via a kuchcha forest road, police nabbed Kunjam near Mullapara, Baig said.

Naxal pamphlets and few other Maoist-related material were recovered from him, he said. During interrogation, he admitted to his involvement in the Cholnar blast, right from conducting recee of the movement of security forces to executing the deadly incident, the SDOP said.

Kunjam also revealed that he was tasked with keeping a tab on the movement and activities of security personnel since the day a police camp was set up in Cholnar, Baig said, adding that his interrogation was on.



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