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Maoist commander carrying cash reward of Rs 1 lakh arrested in Chhattisgarh


Raipur, April 23: A Maoist commander, carrying a cash reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested from Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh the police said on Sunday.

"Hadma Madkam 30, who was active as the janmilitia commander of Maoists, was apprehended on Saturday from a forest near Parcheli and Chikpal villages, Katekalyan Police Station House Officer SHO," Vijay Patel told PTI.

Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested maoist commander Madkam in Chhattisgarh

"A composite squad of the Central Reserve Police Force's 195th battalion and the district force was out on an operation when they received a tip-off about the rebel's location," he said.

"Madkam was allegedly involved in the IED blast triggered by Naxalson April 17 near Gudse village in which two STF jawans were injured," the SHO added.

He is also a part of the squad of Maoists who had allegedly set a passenger bus on fire after asking the occupants to alight near Gatam village in February this year, he said.

Madkam was wanted in connection with other offences also, including attacks on police parties, he added.


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