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One more Naxal held for attack on Cong leader's house

india Updated: Jul 12, 2010 22:10 IST

One more Naxalite was arrested on Monday in connection with the attack on a Congress leader's house and a police station in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

The arrested person was identified as Lala Ram Kunjam, Dantewada police sources told PTI adding that with with this the total number of persons held in this case has risen to seven.

Six Naxals Channu Ram Mandavi, Annu Futane alias Anil Kumar, Sudru Ram Kunjam, Aanda, Harish Podiyami, and Ramu Bhaskar were arrested on Sunday for the attack on the house of Congress leader Avdesh Gautam on July 8 killing two of his relatives and injuring two others.

Also, the police have intensified the search for Lingaram, the alleged mastermind of the attack.

Kunjam was arrested from Patelpara village in the district.

Meanwhile, the Naxalites who were arrested on Monday have been sent to jail.

According to the police, Kunjam had recently returned from Delhi after completing a course related to journalism. After the death Naxal leader Azad, the Maoists wanted to project Kunjam as their spokesperson, police said.