Raipur, Sep 8: Three Naxals were arrested during a search operation in the forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said today.
"The cadres were nabbed last evening by a joint team of CRPF's 168th battalion and district force from Basaguda police station area," Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Mohit Garg said
While carrying out the combing operation in the remote jungle of Basaguda, about 450 km from here, when the security forces reached Putkel village, they rounded up the three suspects who, during interrogation, admitted to their involvement with the outlawed Naxal movement, he said.
Those arrested were identified as Balram (31), Venkteshwar Pujari (26) and Erragolla Laxmaiyya (32), all natives of Putkel village, he said.
They were involved in Naxal-related incidents, including riots, loot and cases under the Arms Act, the ASP added.