RAIPUR: A Naxal was today arrested after he got injured in a gun-fight with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.
The Naxal was allegedly involved in blowing up a security forces vehicle near Mailwada on March 30 in Kuakonda area in which seven CRPF men were killed.
"The skirmish took place in the forests of Kankipara under Kuakonda police station limits between a joint team of security forces and rebels," Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.
A composite squad of district force, District Reserve Group (DRG), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and it elite wing-Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) were carrying out a search operation to the interiors of Kuakonda, located around 450 km away from here, the SP said.
While security forces were cordoning off Kankipara, a group of ultras opened fire on them following which they launched the retaliatory attack.
However, the Maoists soon fled taking the cover of dense forests, he said.
Later during searching, a male Naxal was found injured at the spot, Kashyap said adding that a muzzle loading gun besides Maoist-related materials was also recovered from there.
The injured cadre Kartam Pandu – an active military platoon member of Maoist in the region, was admitted to the district hospital, he said.
Police said investigations are underway.