Four Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh

Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh), Sep. 16 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police have arrested four Naxals and recovered arms from their hideout in Rajnandgaon District.

Police later identified the Naxals as Jangu, Suraj, Lalsai and Kunwar Sinha.

Acting on a tip-off, the police laid a trap and arrested four Maoists from their residences in Mahaka area on Wednesday.

"Police got the information through the informers about the two members, Jangu Netam and Suruj Netam, who are residents of Mahaka. They have come back to their home from Dalam and with full planning, police party of Sita village and Aundhi police station jointly trapped and arrested the Maoists," said Ashish Agarwal, Station House Officer of Aundhi police station.

"Two rifles have been recovered and we have got the information about the other two Maoists from Kunjkanhar. After that, a raid was conducted and police arrested the other two Maoist supporters, who are being produced in the court today," he added.

According to the police, the arrested Maoists had been involved in criminal activities like bomb blasts, laying of landmines, burning earth moving machines, and creating social unrest.

"These Maoists were involved in the Naxal activities since many years and were working as supporters of Naxalism. They used to visit villages but used to escape before police could trap or arrest them, and now police have arrested them," said Agarwal. (ANI)

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