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Six Naxalites arrested in state

PTI  Gondia/Nagpur, December 28, 2010
First Published: 01:43 IST(28/12/2010) | Last Updated: 01:44 IST(28/12/2010)

Six Naxals, including a couple, have been arrested from Gondia and Chandrapur districts of eastern Maharashtra, police said on Monday.

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Five of them were apprehended from Gondia district on Sunday, while one was rounded up on Monday morning from Chandrapur, they said.

They included two members of the state-level committee of CPI (Maiost) and a village sarpanch, the police said.

Gondia Superintendent of Police Suwej Haq told media persons that acting on a tip the police laid a trap near Deori village and nabbed five Maoists who were travelling in a jeep.

They were identified as Bhimrao alias Bhanu Bhaskar Bhovate (42), his wife Sunanda (36), Gangaram Poreti (32), Chindramani Valade (37) and Sanjay Thauram Banjara (30).

While the couple, reportedly state-level members of CPI (Maoist), hails from Amravati district, the others are native of neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Poreti is a sarpanch, they said, adding arms and Naxal literature were also recovered from their possession.

All the five were today produced before the district court, which sent them in five-day police custody.

The sixth Naxal, Shailesh Baburao Wakde (42), was rounded up from Babupeth locality of Chandrapur, the police added.


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