The encounter comes three days after two Naxals, including a woman, were gunned down by the security forces in an exchange of fire in insurgency-hit Sukma district on Thursday.
The Maoists uprooted tracks between Bhansi and Bacheli, leading to the derailment of six wagons and the engine of the goods train, a senior police official told PTI.
The arrested were allegedly involved in carrying out IED blasts targeting the security forces and firing on police teams in Sukma region.
Assistant Constable Raju Lekam died after he was attacked with sharp-edged weapons by suspected rebels at the weekly market under Jangla police station limits this evening, a district police official told PTI.
The arrested Maoists were active as members of the Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Majdoor Sangthan (DAKMS), a front organisation of the Naxals, he said.
Miffed over the absence of senior doctors at a function in his Lok Sabha constituency Chandrapur yesterday, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs had said that “these people should join Naxals” and “we will then shoot you with bullets”.
Union Minister Hansraj Ahir today said "these people" should join the Naxals if they don't believe in democracy, and the government will then shoot them down.
The abducted ASM called up Maldah DRM in the morning saying Maoists have threatened to kill them if trains continue plying on Masudan track. All passengers have been requested to take other alternatives as a precautionary measure.
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said note ban, which was aimed at curbing black money and terrorism, was successful in hurting violent elements domestically.
"The United Nations continued to receive reports of the recruitment and use of children by armed groups, including the Naxalites, in particular in Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand," Antonio Guterres said.
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A team of E-30, an anti-naxal force of district police, was cordoning off the forests near Bhave village, over 150 km from here, when it came under heavy fire from a group of Naxals.
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Two women Naxals were today gunned down in a fierce encounter with police at a forest in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, an official said.