Three Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 17 (IANS) Narayanpur district police has nabbed three Maoists, including the head of a local outfit, during a search in Kuinar village in Chhattisgarh, police said on Saturday.

One of the arrested Maoists had a reward of Rs one lakh on him.

According to police, a team of officers did a search operation in Akabeda, Kastoormeta, Kodkanar and Kuinar jungles, in Abujhamand. While returning, the soldiers found two suspects hidden in Kuinar jungle. They surrounded and captured them.

The Maoists were identified as Nani Kunjam, 40, president of local Maoist group Nana Koram, and Motu Koram, 37.

A large haul of guns, a 2 kg tiffin bomb and 200 meters of electrical wire was also confiscated from the Maoists.

A case has been registered against the men on charges of murder, attempt to murder, arson and Arms Act.

–IANS

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