5 Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 19 (IANS) Police on Monday arrested five Maoists, including a ‘commander’, who were in involved in the killing of a journalist, in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.

Bastar Inspector General S.R.P. Kalluri and Bijapur Superintendent of police K.L. Dhruv told the media that search parties of security forces had gone to villages of Lingagiri, Borguda and Korsaguda of Bijapur District in Chhattisgarh. The search parties in a raid arrested the five Maoists, who were members of the Jan Militia, from Korsaguda village.

The arrested Maoists confessed to police that they were involved in the December 6, 2013, killing of journalist Sai Reddy in Basaguda village, police said.

The police recovered sharp weapons from the arrested.

–IANS

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