SOG nans naxal; SLR seized

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Sonbhadra, Sep 23 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Special Operation Group (SOG) has arrested a wanted naxalite and seized a SLR and a haul of cartridges from him in Machi area late last night, police said today.

After a brief encounter, Mahendra Kharwar was nabbed near Rampur village. However, his accomplice fled taking advantage of the darkness.

The sources said 80 live cartridges were seized from Kharwar and the SLR recovered from him was looted from PAC Mirzapur post The criminal had a reward of Rs 5,000 on him.

Hunt is on to nab the absconders.

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