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Chhattisgarh: Police arrest Maoist commander carrying cash reward of Rs 1 lakh

The Police On Sunday Said That A Maoist Commander, Carrying A Cash Reward Of Rs One Lakh On His Head, Has Been Arrested From Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada District.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Apr 2017, 01:14:17 PM
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The police on Sunday said that a Maoist commander, carrying a cash reward of Rs One lakh on his head, has been arrested from Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district.

Hadma Madkam (30), who was active as the janmilitia commander of Maoists, was apprehended on Saturday from a forest near Parcheli and Chikpal villages, Katekalyan Police Station House Officer (SHO) Vijay Patel told PTI.

A composite squad of the CRPF’s 195th battalion and the district force was out on an operation when they received a tip-off about the rebel’s location, he said.

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Madkam was active in the Katekalyan area committee of the Maoists’ Darbha division which had carried out several attacks in Bastar region in the past, he said.

He was allegedly involved in the IED blast triggered by Naxals on April 17 near Gudse village in which two STF jawans were injured, the SHO said.

He also also a part of the squad of Maoists who had allegedly set a passenger bus on fire after asking the occupants to alight near Gatam village in February this year, he said.

Madkam was wanted in connection with other offences also, including attacks on police parties, he added.

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First Published : 23 Apr 2017, 01:03:00 PM

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