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Two Maoists held in Sukma

Raipur:Two naxals, allegedly involved in the last month’s attack on a CRPF patrolling team in Bhejji in which 12 troopers were killed, were arrested from Sukma district, police said today.

The cadres, identified as Padam Mukka (28) and Kuram Guddi (27), were picked up yesterday by a joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the District Force from Konta police station area, a police official said.

While Mukka was active as the head of ‘Janata Sarkar’ squad of Maoists, Guddi is a jan militia member.

They are natives of Jinetong village in Bhejji area, he added.

The two ultras were allegedly part of the Maoists’ squad that had ambushed a patrolling team of the CRPF’s 219th battalion while it was on its way towards Bankupara from Bhejji in South Bastar on March 11, the official said.

Twelve jawans were martyred and three others were injured in the attack.

According to the officer, the duo were also wanted in other naxal-related incidents, including murder, and attacks on police parties on various occasions.

Further investigation is on, he added.

—PTI