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Two wanted Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Raipur,November 15: Two wanted Naxals were arrested in a joint operation by local police and BSF in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district, police said today.

The cadres, identified as Shatruram (39) and Saradu Ram Dhruv (31), were nabbed from Siksod police station area yesterday, a senior police official said.

A joint squad of district force and Border Security Force (BSF) was out on an 'area domination exercise' in Siksod region, located around 300 kms from state capital, when they got a tip-off about the presence of the two rebels between Sodwapara and Dongripara villages, he said.

The security forces then launched a search in the area and managed to nab the duo, he said.

The arrested insurgents were allegedly involved in the recent torching of about 26 vehicles in Chargaon iron ore mines in the district, he said.

Shatruram was wanted in at least 20 cases of Naxal-related offences, while around nine cases were registered against Saradhu, the police official added.

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