Naxal carrying Rs 1 lakh reward on him held in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, Sep 15: A Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested today from Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said.

Midiam Raja (28), was nabbed by a joint team of security forces during a search operation in the forest under Basaguda police station limits, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg said.


Security personnel had launched the operation in Basguda region, around 450 km from here, since yesterday. While cordoning-off the forest close to Polampally village, they nabbed the rebel who was trying to escape, he said.

Active as the head of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan - a frontal outfit of the Maoists, in the area, Raja was allegedly involved in cases of attempt to murder.

He was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, the ASP said, adding the rebel is being interrogated.


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