Police claim to arrest 19 suspected Naxals

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Sep 2018 10:36:58


Our Correspondent


POLICE here claim to have arrested as many as 19 suspected ultras including an under-warrant outlaw during a joint search operation carried out by District Force (DF) and District Reserve Guard (DRG) at forested Rabripara. The arrested outlaws were allegedly involved in attack on police party, charring the vehicles and many other criminal activities.

As per information, following a tip-off about presence of Naxals in forest patches of Rabripara and Pongabhejji, a team of police personnel from Fulbagdi police station along with DRG personnel was dispatched for search operations and patrolling in forest areas of Rabripara, Pongabhejji and Sersetti.

During the search operations, security forces rounded-up nearly 19 suspected Naxals who have been identified as Rawa Malla (30), Militia Deputy Commnander, Dudhi Kosa, Kawasi Hidiya, Dudhi Pojja, Dudhi Pandu, Punem Podiya, Madkam Kosa, Padam Masa, the Janmilitia members; Kawasi Podiya, Madkam Hidma, Madwi Hidiya, Punem Joga, Padam Pojja, Padam Deva, Hemla Aaytu, Madkam Joga, Padam Pojja, the Dandkaranya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan (DAKMS) members besides Punem Sukka and Padad Hidma, Chetna Natya Manch (CNM) members. All are residents of Fulbagdi under Sukma district.

According to police, the Naxals were involved in attack on police party in forest areas of Rabripara and Pongabhejji besides triggering an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on September 1 under Fulbagdi police station limits. In that incident, one DRG trooper was martyred while three others were injured. The case was registered under sections 147, 148, 149, 120 b, 307 and 302 of IPC, sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act, sections 3 and 5 of Explosive Substances Act besides other relevant sections.

Of the arrested suspected naxals, Kawasi Podiya was involved in charring the vehicles on National Highway-30 in May, 2013. He was held guilty under sections 117, 148, 149 and 435 of IPC besides sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act. The court had issued permanent warrant against him.
On September 7, the Naxals were produced in Jagdalpur court and sent to jail.