Two naxals held in Dantewada

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Two naxals held in Dantewada

Raipur, Apr 30 (PTI) Two naxals, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, were arrested from Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said today.

The naxals, identified as Baaglu Alaami (30) and Koparam Netam, were apprehended from Barsoor police station area last evening, a local police official told PTI.

Acting on a tip-off that two active cadres of Indravati Area Committee of Maoists have arrived in Barsoor to procure commodities of daily use, a joint team of CRPF’s 195th battalion and local police raided the site, he said.

During their interrogation, the duo admitted to their association with the outlawed CPI (Maoist), he said.

Alaami was active as a member of military platoon number-16 of Maoists, the official said adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head. Similarly, Netam was working as a lower-rung jan militia member, he added.

Initial investigation revealed that they had come to Barsoor to buy food material and things of daily use for their colleagues, he added.

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