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Nine Maoists Arrested In Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district

Security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district have arrested nine Maoists.

A joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and district police arrested the cadres from a forest between Mailwada and Mokhpal villages on Saturday evening, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI.

Those arrested were identified as Nanda Kawasi (28), Badi Vanjam (22), Nanda Padiami (40), Pajja Vanjam (23), Sanna Mandavi (23), Guddi Muchaki (21), Hunga Hemla (24), Naga Hemla (25) and Pala Ram (24), all lower rung cadres, he said.

They all were active as members of the janmilitia groups and Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisaan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS) – a frontal wing of Maoists, the official said.

They were tasked with putting up Maoists posters and banners, spreading propaganda, informing senior cadres about the movement of security forces in Kuakonda area, he said.

They were booked under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005, he said.

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