Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Naxal commander arrested in Chhattisgarh

NAGPUR: A top Naxal commander Subhash alias Aitu has been arrested in a swift operation by Chhattisgarh police.

The arrest was made in Dongargarh and later he was shifted to Rajnandgaon on Monday night, a top police official of Maharashtra said on Tuesday.

Aitu is a Darekasa Dalam commander and was involved in many offences. He belongs to Bastar and was operating across Chhattisgarh-Maharashtra border since long.

Police have recovered two AK-47 rifles and two Self Loading Rifles (SLR) from a hideout, sources added.

The Naxal commander had sneaked into Dongargarh town in Chhattisgarh, for some medical treatment following which the arrest was made.

A special team of Gondia police was rushed to assist the Chhattisgarh police in investigation, officials added.


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