C'garh: Suspected Naxal held after encounter in Dantewada

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Raipur, Mar 13 (PTI) A suspected Naxal was arrested following an encounter between security forces and ultras in a forest in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Saturday, a police official said.

The skirmish took place at around 8 am in Katekalyan police station area when Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were out on an anti-Naxal operation, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI.

'When a patrolling team was advancing through a forest near Jiyakorta village, located 400 kilometres from capital Raipur, a gunfight broke out with a Naxal group. After the encounter, the ultras fled the spot. One suspected Maoist was apprehended from the area,' Pallava said, adding that the operation was still underway. PTI TKP BNM BNM