Chhattisgarh Police arrest Maoist rebel in Bijapur

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov.27 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a senior Maoist rebel during a routine operation near Bijapur.

The arrested Maoist was identified as Median Gucha alias Aitu. Police said that he has confessed to the killing of Special Police Officer Irpa Dinesh.

B. P. Raj Bhanu, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bijapur, said Gucha, along with his Maoist group, had abducted Dinesh and his family while they were travelling in a bus.

He said five members of the family were released one by one, but by the end of October, Dinesh was killed.

After being produced before a Sessions Court, Gucha was sent back to jail.

The Maoists have spread into rural pockets of 20 of India's 28 states. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has termed the Maoists as India's gravest internal security challenge and threat. (ANI)

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