3 CPI (Maoist) Cadres Arrested By Security Forces In Gadchiroli District

Gadchiroli District, September 10, 2023: Three cadres of the CPI (Maoist) have been arrested in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, the police reported to the public on Sunday.

The arrests were made in two operations in the past three days, according to a release by the Gadchiroli police.

In the first operation, the district police’s elite C-60 squad on September 7 took into custody Sarju, alias Chotu Bandu Mahaka (28) and Madhu, alias Anu Maharu Kumoti (23). Mahaka was a member of the Maoist party’s Gatta Local Organizing Squad (LOS) between 2010 and 2018. He was involved in many encounters, the release said. Kumoti worked with the Maoist party’s Bhamragad LOS for two years since 2015 and was involved in attacks on police personnel. Both Mahaka and Kumoti were part of the CPI (Maoist) squad that burnt construction vehicles of a contractor building a bridge near Visamundi in February of this year.

In the second operation on September 9, a joint team of C-60 and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) worked on intelligence inputs to arrest Ashok Lala Talandi (30) from a forest in the district. Talandi was involved in a landmine blast, said the police, adding that the operations were guided by Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Nilotpal.

Source : https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/law-order/2588379-three-naxalites-carrying-reward-of-rs-6-lakh-arrested-in-gadchiroli