Chhattisgarh Police arrest nine Maoists

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Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh) May 21 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police have arrested nine Maoists in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh.

According to police officer R K Patre, the Maoists were arrested on Wednesday and were presented before the court on Thursday.

Patre said the Maoists were identified during the intense police search.

"The Maoists had called for a shut down on 17th and 18th. During this period there was lot of searching being done, so three men were found in and two other men had hid near the bus stand," Patre said.

The arrested Maoists are stated to be involved in several criminal activities.

Patre further spoke about the items that have been recovered from the arrested ultras.

"Electric, wires, detonators, pamphlets which the Maoists were using while they had called for a shutdown have been recovered," Patre said.

Most of the arrested Maoists are said to be residents of Narayanpur city.

Chhattisgarh state has been a hot bed of Maoist activities in the recent past.

Seven personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when suspected Maoist guerrillas triggered a landmine blowing up a convoy in Bijapur district of the state on May 8. (ANI)

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