4 Naxalites held in Chhattisgarh

5 Oct 2017

The Chhattisgarh Police today arrested four Naxals, including a couple, in Kanker district.

Two firearms and a cache of Maoist-related items, including material used in making explosives, were recovered from them, a police official said. Acting on specific inputs, a composite squad of personnel from the Border Security Force (BSF) and district force launched a search operation in the interiors of an area under Koyalibeda police station limits, located around 200 kms from here, Kanker's additional superintendent of police Jaiprakash Badhai told news agency PTI.

On spotting the patrolling team, the rebels tried to escape but were caught after a short chase in Panidobir village, Badhai said.
Those held were identified as Ramnath Usendi (30), Saman Singh Anchla (50), Bazaru Ram Anchla (20) and his wife Urmila Anchla (20), he said. Two muzzle loading guns, a detonator, explosive powder, some splinters, electric wires, Maoist banners and other items were recovered from their possession, he said. The cadres would be interrogated to gather details about the functioning of lower rung rebels in the region, he added.