War on naxals: NIA seizes 4,000 kgs of gelatine explosives
A team of the National Investigation Agency has seized 4,000 kilograms of gelatine explosives in Jharkhand. The seizure comes close on the heels of the arrest of a naxalite, Mahavir Manjhi.
On March 5, the Jharkhand police arrested 15-armed Maoist cadres including functionaries of CPI (Maoist) from village Akabakitanr, PS Dumri, district Giridih and 12(Twelve) regular weapons, 60 ATM (SBI) cards, 199 letter of thanks issued by Allahabad Bank, for opening accounts and 1125 Aadhar cards, besides others.
Meanwhile six Naxals, two of them with cash rewards on their heads, were arrested by security forces in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, a police official said.
Kanti alias Rama Korram (35), carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh, was arrested from Kondagaon district, while Koso Poyam (35), who carried a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was nabbed from Bijapur district.
Other four, including a woman, were arrested from Dantewada district, the official said.
The arrested Naxals faced charges of abducting government officials and attacking police teams, among other offences, he said.