Crime and Accident

Two women Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Two women Naxals held in Chhattisgarh

Raipur:Two women Naxals, carrying cash reward on their heads, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, police said today.

Maso Vekko (30) was arrested from Geedam police station area today. Madkami Nande (24) was apprehended from Aranpur police station limits yesterday, a senior police official told PTI.

Vekko, a member of military platoon no.16 of Maoists, had arrived at a local hospital when she was held, he said.

She was convicted for the murder of two persons at Gumalnar village in 2009.

After Vekko was released in 2014, she joined the outlawed CPI (Maoist) and since then has been working with Indravati Area Committee of Maoists, the official said adding she was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head.

In another incident, Nande was held while she was trying to escape after an encounter between Special Task Force (STF) and ultras in Mundipara- Nahadi village yesterday, he said.

Besides, a 12 bore gun, a machine used in repairing guns and commodities of daily use were also recovered from her possession, he said.

Rs 1 lakh was declared for the arrest of Nande, who was active as a member of Malangir LOS (local organisation squad) of Maoists, the officer added.

—PTI