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Naxalite held in Chhatisgarh's Bastar region

india Updated: Jul 15, 2011 08:27 IST
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A fugitive Naxalite, carrying a cash reward of Rs 7,000, was arrested from Bastar district and a weapon seized from him, a top police official said on Thursday.

The ultra, identified as Vikas alias Raitu, was picked up from a house in Kaknar Baharguda village under Mardoom station limits in Raipur on Wednesday by a joint team of STF and district police, Bastar SP Ratan Lal Dangi said.

Raitu is wanted in many cases of looting, attempt to murder and has been an active Maoist since long, he said.

Dangi also said that Bastar Inspector General of Police (IG), T J Langkumer, has announced a cash reward for the joint team and congratulated them for the successful operation.