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2 Naxals held in Chhattisgarh in 2008 police killing case

Raipur, PTI | Updated : 18 October 2013, 10:03 PM

Two Naxals, who were involved in the killing of seven security personnel in 2008 were nabbed from Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh today, police said.

The two identified as Kosa Muriya and Massu Muriya (both 45) were nabbed from their houses in Aadnar village under the Bayanar police station by a joint team of security personnel, Kondagaon Additional SP Surjit Atri told PTI.

Incidentally, Kosa and Massu, members of Mardapal jan-militia group, were carrying cash rewards of Rs 8,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively, he added.

Acting on a tip-off about the ultras visiting their native place yesterday, a combine team of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force, Quick Response Team and district police was mobilised in the forests of Bayanar and Mardapal, around 350km from the state capital Raipur.

After encircling the village, the security personnel rounded up the duo from their houses, Atri said.

Both were involved in the killing of seven security personnel when they were returning after supervising re-polling at some booths in 2008, he said.

They were also involved in looting cash and electronic items from Congress workers when they were campaigning in Kondagaon during the 2008 Assembly polls, the officer said, adding, that the extremists were wanted in several other Naxal-related incidents in the district, he added.

The duo was produced before a local court which sent them to jail.

First Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 09:57 PM
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