Suspected Naxalite Arrested By Police In Gadchiroli District

Gadchiroli District, February 24, 2023: A suspected Naxalite was arrested in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, police said on Friday.

Based on intelligence input, an anti-Naxalite operation was launched by the Special Operation Squad (C-60) of police in Dhamrancha forest on Thursday, said district Superintendent of Police Neelotpal. Vella Veladi (35), resident of Bijapur in neighboring Chhattisgarh, was arrested during the operation, he said.

He had been associated with Naxalites since 2001 and helped `Bhaskar’, a senior Naxalite, escape from Tekameta forest encounter on December 23, 2022, the SP said.

A court remanded him in police custody till February 28, 2023.

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