Twelve naxals were today arrested in insurgency-hit Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, the cadres were arrested from Dornapal police station area when a joint team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and district force was out on a search operation, Deputy Inspector General of Police (south Bastar range) Sundarraj P told PTI.
Those arrested were identified as Banjam Bandi (34), Madkam Manga (22), Banjam Singa (22), Banjam Deva (19), Banjam Sona (26), Banjam Joga (32), Banjam Deva (30), Madkam Sukka (30), Banjam Joga (28), Banjam Hunga (22), Banjam Erra (28) and Banjam Soma (35), he said.
They were active as members of janmilitia and Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangthan (DAKMS), he said. They were allegedly involved in several naxal-related incidents, including planting of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) on Dornapal-Jagargunda road in September last year, he added.
The development comes a day after two security personnel were killed and six others injured in an encounter with ultras in Bhejji area of Sukma on Sunday.