Raipur: Four naxals were arrested from Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh during a search operation, police said on Tuesday.

"Four naxals were arrested by the joint contingent of district force, Chhattisgarh Armed Force and Central Reserve of Police Force (CRPF) during a search operation in Madded police station area on Saturday," a senior police official from Bijapur said.

"Those arrested have been identified as Madded range committee commander Pottam Babu (25), Madded area commander Mandra Nagesh (27), Wasam Suresh (27) and Paaret Chandraiya (40)," police said.
Pottam Babu and Nagesh were carrying cash reward of Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively, on their head. A number of detonators, cartridges, tiffin bomb, explosives and naxal literature were also recovered from the possession of Pottam Babu, Suresh and Nagesh, they said.

They all were involved in several serious crimes like murder, arson, abduction, police added.


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