The cadres - Deuram (25), Bhura (30), Sondhar (20), Sakharam (25) and Nilesh (32) were apprehended from a forested hill near their native place Marjum village under Katekalyan police station limits, SHO Katekalyan police station Vijay Patel told reporters.

They were allegedly involved in torching a Jan Suvidha Express Bus while it was heading towards Dantewada from Katekalyan on November 23 after asking the passengers to alight.

Besides they were also allegedly involved in cutting roads affecting vehicular movement during Maoist 'bandh' call, the SHO cited.

While undertaking a combing operation in the region, a team of police personnel received a tip-off about the location of the said Naxals, following which they nabbed them, Patel said.

The ultras confessed to their involvement in the incident, the SHO said, adding that efforts are on to trace other rebels who were involved in it.

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