Dec 29: Twelve Maoists were arrested on Thursday in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district. Many were involved in several attacks and three of them had rewards on their head.
Meanwhile, the state police said that at least 134 Maoists were killed, 877 arrested and 1,195 had surrendered in the Bastar region this year.
Announcing the arrests of the Maoists, Inspector General, Bastar, S.R.P Kalluri and Bijapur Superintendent of Police K.L. Dhruv said this came under the anti-Maoist campaign launched in Bijapur.
Police patrols apprehended the Maoists in raids on various villages, they added.
According to the officials, an interrogation of the ultras revealed that they were working as platoon and militia members in the National Park area and had been involved in the Rani Bodli camp attack, the murder of Sub Inspector Nilesh Pandey, road blockages and other crimes.
Among the held, Mahangu Taati, and Chinna Telam had a Rs 5,000 reward for their arrest while Kartami Mahadev had a Rs 3,000 reward on his head.