Security Forces arrest two Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district
RAIPUR: Two wanted Maoists were arrested during a
search operation by security forces in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of
Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said.
Maoists cadres Ayatu Ram Salam (30) and Singaram Potai
were apprehended from the forests under Badgaon police station limits, Kanker
Superintendent of Police (SP) RN Dash told PTI.
A joint squad of the Border Security Force (BSF) and
the district force was in the midst of a combing exercise in Badgaon region,
located around 250km away from the state capital.
On reaching Pittegudum village, they spotted two
suspects who were keeping a tab on the movement of security forces, after hitch
they rounded up the duo, the SP said.
During interrogation, they admitted their involvement
with the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) movement as people's
militia members, he said.
They were allegedly involved in various Maoist
incidents in the region and warrants were also pending against them, the SP
said, adding that they are being interrogated.