Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district on Tuesday evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash said.

A joint squad of Border Security Force (BSF) and District Force was on a combing operation in the region, located around 250 kms away from the state capital, when they rounded up the rebels, he said.
Those held have been identified as Baijnath Salaam (55), Ghasiya Rama Kumeti (58), Satau Ram Nuruti (33), Somaru Ram (52) and Lallu Ram (24), the SP said, adding that they are wanted in several incidents of crime in the region.

In another incident, a Naxal- Dinesh Kunjam (27) was nabbed from Rajnandgaon district.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of local police was mobilized on a search in the interiors of Chhuriya police station limits late on Wednesday night.

“On reaching Khedepar village they arrested Kunjam. The arrested ultras are being interrogated,” a senior police official said.


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