All the three had been allegedly tasked with arranging commodities of each day use for senior cadres, and spreading Maoist propaganda, the police mentioned
Raipur: Three Naxals, together with two minors, had been held after an alternate of fireplace between safety forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, police mentioned on Sunday.
A 15-year-old woman was among the many two minors who had been taken into custody, they mentioned.
The face-off occurred on Saturday night in a forest close to Tetam village beneath Katekalyan police station limits when a joint staff of safety forces was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava instructed PTI.
A joint squad of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and native police launched the operation primarily based on a selected enter that senior Naxals had convened a gathering of villagers from Tetam, Tela, Jiakorta and different villages within the space in a bid to pressurise them to look at the Martyrs week’, he mentioned.
Naxals are observing the ‘Martyrs’ week’ from 28 July to three August within the reminiscence of their slain leaders, he mentioned.
When the patrolling staff was close to Tetam, positioned round 400 km from the capital Raipur, Naxals triggered IED (improvised explosive devise) blasts and opened fireplace on safety forces that led to the gun battle, he mentioned.
On discovering that the safety personnel had been zeroing-in on them, the rebels escaped into the dense forest, he mentioned.
Three Naxals, together with a 15-year-old woman and a boy aged 16, had been detained from the spot.
Later, one in all them, recognized as Hidma Madvi (23), who was lively as a jan-militia member, was arrested, he mentioned, including detonators, Maoist banners, fireplace crackers, medicines and gadgets of each day use had been additionally seized from the spot.
The detained woman was a part of the Chetna Natya Mandli (cultural wing of Maoists), whereas the boy was lively as a militia member, he mentioned.
“All the three were allegedly tasked with arranging commodities of daily use for senior cadres, spreading Maoist propaganda, damaging roads and conducting reconnaissance on police,” Pallava mentioned.
The two minors had been despatched to a juvenile residence, he added.
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