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16 suspected Maoists held in Chhattisgarh

india Updated: Nov 13, 2009 19:13 IST
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As many as 16 suspected Maoist guerrillas were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region on Friday, police said.

The village level cadres, who are bracketed as 'Sangham members', were picked up from two different locations in Narayanpur district in the state's southern Bastar region, officials at the police headquarters her said.

Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, spread out over 0,000 sq km, comprises five districts - Dantewada, Bijapur, Narayanpur, Kanker and Bastar - and is considered a Maoist hotbed since the late 1980s.