A hardcore Naxal carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was arrested by security forces during an intelligence-based operation in Maoist-hit Dantewada district, police said here on Thursday.
“The held Maoist was identified as Muchki Masa (30), a resident of Jagargunda in Sukma district. He was President of Maoist DKAMS (Dandakaranya Kisan Adivasi Majdor Sangh),” Superintendent of Police Dantewada Dr Abhishek Pallav said.
He was arrested by a joint team of security personnel consisting of STF-16 camp in Aranpur and Aranpur police station staff, the officials said.
According to police, the held ultra was involved in setting up a live wire in Aranpur wherein on Jawan was injured in October 2018, police said.
In September 2019, he was part of Maoist team that had detonated an IED and opened indiscriminate fire on police party in Sameli Kurum Nullah, police added.