Dantewada District, October 1, 2023: Five cadres of the CPI (Maoist), including a militia commander, were arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, an official said on Sunday.
The Maoists taken into custody by security forces were identified as Ayata Korram, alias Hadma, Bheema Hemla, Deva Hemla, Deva Kowasi and Masa Madkam, the official said.
The five Maoist cadres were detained during an anti-Maoist operation by the 15th battalion of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force on Saturday, said Dantewada Superintendent of Police Gaurav Rai.
Korram was the Maoist party’s Nilawaya Panchayat militia commander, while Bheema Hemla was its Jantana Sarkar’ member.
Deva Hemla, Kowasi and Madkam were “militia, DAKMS (Dandakaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangthan) and Sangham” members, respectively of the CPI (Maoist), he said.
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