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Seven naxals arrested, three surrender in Bastar

An Official Said That Those Arrested Had Fired On A Police Patrolling Team In The Tetemadgu Forest In November.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Dec 2017, 11:42:42 PM
Seven naxals arrested, three surrender in Bastar (Representative image)


Seven naxals on Friday were arrested and three others, including a woman, surrendered in two separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar division. 

Police said that seven naxals were arrested by security forces in Sukma district while three rebels, including a woman, surrendered in Narayanpur district.

The seven were arrested after a joint team of theSpecial Task Force (STF), District Reserve Guard (DRG) and local police acted on a tip-off and rounded them up from the forests falling under Kistaram police station limits.

Police said that those arrested have been identified as Madvi Deva (25), Sodhi Kuma (20), Kuram Kosa (30), Kuram Hidma (20), Muchaki Ayta (21), Kawasi Joga (22) and BekoGanga?(35).

An official said that those arrested had fired on a police patrolling team in the Tetemadgu forest in November.

In a separate incident, three rebels, Sudor Vatti (30), Somaru Kavde (22) and a woman naxal Balmati Korram (40), surrendered before Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh.

Korram was carrying a reward of Rs 2000 on her head, he said.  

The official added that the rebels had expresseddisillusionment with the "hollow" ideology of the Naxalmovement and were impressed with the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the state government. 

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First Published : 22 Dec 2017, 11:06:47 PM

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