Hardcore Naxalite among 2 arrested

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Hardcore Naxalite among 2 arrested

Sunday, 22 November 2020 | Staff Reporter | BIJAPUR

Two Naxalites, including a senior cadre carrying a reward of `5 lakh on his head, were arrested from different places in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said on Saturday.

Korsa Dasru (45), a member of Madded Area Committee of the Maoists, was caught from his place Savnar in the Gangaloor police station area on Friday while Satyam Kattam (31) was nabbed from Galgam village in the Usoor police station limits on Saturday, Inspector General of Police (Bastar) Sundarraj P said.

Joint teams of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and District Force were involved in the actions.

"At least 24 cases related to murder, attempt to murder, loot, torching vehicles, damaging public property and the Arms Act are registered in different police stations against Dasru," who was active in the outlawed        CPI-Maoist since 2006, an official said.

As many as 17 warrants were pending against Dasru, an Area Committee Member who carried a reward of `5 lakh on his head, the official said, terming his arrest as "crucial" for the police.

Kattam was a lower-rung cadre allegedly involved in the looting of ration and other materials in September in Galgam, the official added.

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