Thursday, June 04, 2009

ANF nabs two suspected naxals

DG&IGP Ajaykumar Singh inspecting the arms and ammunitions recovered at Agumbe forest region, at the SP’s office in Shimoga on Monday. IGP (Western RaExpress News Service First Published : 02 Jun 2009 03:46:00 AM ISTLast Updated :

SHIMOGA: The anti-naxal force have nabbed two suspected naxals in Tumkur district on May 29 and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition hidden in Agumbe forest region.

Talking to reporters here on Monday, DG&IGP Ajai Kumar Singh said that the police arrested Suresh Naik of Bhadravati and his wife Saroja alias Sarala of Horale village in Chikmagalur.

They were wanted in many cases and the police had announced rewards for them recently.

Naik was wanted in two cases and Saral in eight cases since 2002 in Chikmagalur, Udupi and Mangalore, he added.

On July 1, 2007, a team of seven ar med persons stopped a KSRTC bus heading towards Bangalore from Agumbe. The armed men said they were naxals and had set fire to the empty bus.

In connection with this case, police were in search of five persons, and one Koranakote Krishna was arrested.

Suresh was also one of the accused in that case, he said.

Acting on the clue given by Krishna, police nabbed Suresh Naik and Saroja, said to be actively involved in naxal activities, at Bheemasandra in Tumkur district.

Two 9 mm carbines without barrels, 28 live cartridges of 8 cm rifle, 129 live cartridges of 7.62 mm rifle, 83 live cartridges of .303 rifle, 86 gelatin sticks, wires, 200 detonators and Maoist literature, he added.

The DG&IGP said the arrested had no intention of surrendering or joining the mainstream. They were settled in Tumkur and were involved in naxal activities.

Even if they surrendered, the government had to take a decision on this, he added.

Rewards to informers and police He said that the department would give Rs 2 lakh reward to one person and Rs one lakh each for information on the whereabouts of these two ultras.

Appreciating the hard work of the police, the DG&IGP had announced rewards to police personnel involved in the case

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