Joint security forces have arrested eight cadres of CPI-Maoist in two different joint anti-insurgency operations in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, said police on Monday.
A senior police official of Chhattisgarh Police not authorised to talk to the media confirmed the arrests.
The officer added that five Maoist rebels were arrested from Dantewada district after a brief gunbattle and three cadres of the left wing extremist outfit were nabbed from Sukma district.
The rebels arrested from Dantewada area were identified as Madvi Deva, Hemla Podia, Hidma Madvi, Hemla Budhu and Hemla Joga. While, the Maoist cadres arrested from Chintagufa were identified as Muchaki Pandu, Podiam Hunga and Podiam Gutta.
The senior officer further added that the joint security forces included Central
Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Special Task Force and District Reserve Guard (DRG).
The joint forces on specific intelligence inputs had launched anti-insurgency operations on September 9 in the hinterlands of Dantewada’s Aranpur police station jurisdiction.
The officer added that the Maoists triggered improvised explosive devices (IED) as the security forces approached Kakaadi village and then opened fire. Two security personnel were injured in the firing.
A search operation was launched in the area soon after the gunbattle. During the search operation police nabbed five red rebels while they were trying to escape from the encounter site.