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Three naxalites with cumulative bounty of Rs 2.1 lakh, held in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur

Edited By: Vaidehi Jahagirdar Bijapur Published on: May 27, 2024 23:32 IST
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Three Naxalites, carrying a cumulative reward of Rs 2.1 lakh, were arrested from different locations in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, the police reported on Monday.

Ashok Korsa (25) carrying a bounty of Rs 10,000 was apprehended on Monday from the Bazarpara area under the Farsegarh police limits. Significantly, the police mentioned that Korsa was involved in an IED blast attack that took place near Somanpalli village on Kutru-Farsegarh road when Farsegarh police station's SHO Akash Masih and constable Sanjay were heading in a car to Bijapur town for government work. 

Further, elaborating on the details of the other two Naxalites being held, the police said Iriya Kadti, alias Bandu, and Laxman Phulsum, alias Lakhma, were nabbed on Sunday from the Peddagelur area under the Tarrem police station limits during an anti-Naxal operation. Bandu was the president of Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS), a front organization of Maoists, while Lakhma was the head of the Chetna Natya Manch (CNM), the cultural wing of the banned outfit, and both carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh each, the police added. 

Meanwhile, the police also mentioned that both Iriya Kadti and Laxman Phulsum were involved in an attack on security personnel in the forest near Gundam village in February this year.

(With inputs from PTI)


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