"Acting upon specific information, a joint team of Border Security Force and local police nabbed the cadres from forests of Maspur village last evening," Kanker Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) MZ Baig said.

A muzzle loading gun was also recovered from their possession. Two bombs, weighing 7 kg and 2 kg, battery and 10 meter wire hidden beneath the soil on Maspur-Raoghat road were also recovered based on their statement, Baig said.

After getting a tip–off about Naxals holding a public meeting in the jungles of Tadoki, which lies at around 200 kms from the state capital Raipur, the patrol was mobilized on Monday morning.

On seeing the security forces near Maspur village, the ultras tried to escape from the spot. Later security personnel chased and arrested them.

(Agencies)

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