Wanted Naxal Held in Chhattisgarh

Published: 30th September 2015 05:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2015 05:32 PM   |  A+A-


RAIPUR: A 30-year-old naxal, who was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, was arrested today from Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said.

The cadre identified as Budhram alias Hidma Podiyami, belonging to Indravati area committee of Maoists, was apprehended from Padarpara under Nelasnar police station limits, Dantewada Superintendent of Police, Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.

On receiving a tip-off that Podiyami had arrived in Padarpara--where victims of naxal violence during Salwa Judum movement and auxiliary police personnel reside--to conduct a recee, different teams of police were dispatched towards the spot, the SP said adding that after surrounding the place, he was nabbed.

Podiyami was wanted in several cases of naxal incidents, including attack at Tumnar weekly market of the district in which an assistant constable was killed and two others were injured, the SP said.

He was associated with the banned outfit since his childhood as Sangham member. However, since after 2012, he has been serving as an active member of small action team of guerillas, the SP added.

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