7 Maoists held in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Apr 21: Seven Naxals, including two women, were arrested during a joint search operation by security forces in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said today.

"The cadres were rounded up from Badebedma Palnar village under Kuakonda police station limits when a composite squad of CRPF and district force was carrying out a combing exercise in the region yesterday," Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashayp told PTI.

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The women ultras are identified as Madvi Deve (19), who was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on her head, and Madkam Bhime (20) while others are--Sannaram Madkam (23), Bandee Ram Mandavi (24), Sukkaram Mandavi (22), Sukka (35) Hungaram Mandavi (23).

They were allegedly involved in the incidents of blocking roads and planting pressure bombs in the region, the SP said.

He said Deve was an active member of LGS (local guerrilla squad) and was involved on the attack on Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on May 13, 2012 in which seven jawans were killed in Kirandul police station area of the district.

PTI

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