Friday, November 19, 2010

Two Naxals arrested in Dantewada

2010-11-19 01:30:00
Last Updated: 2010-11-19 08:01:39

Raipur: Two Naxals, including a woman carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on her head, were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Friday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Madkami Hunge alias Shanni, who was carrying a bounty of Rs one lakh, and Madkami Arjun, Sautnaur village under Tongpal station area, Dantewada SP SRP Kalluri told PTI over phone.

Shanni, a member of the Darbha division's military company, was in Arjun's house in Sautnaur since the past one month for getting treatment, he said.

She was involved in Naxal activities since 2003, while she was just 15, Kalluri said adding that she was working under Darbha division committee commander Ganesh Uikey since March 2010.

Shanni was involved in an encounter Palodi under Kistaram station area, in which three jawans were killed, another encounter in Singanmadgu in which six police officials were killed. She was also involved in an the firing on a police helicopter in 2008, the police officer said.

A 315 bore rifle and three live cartridges were found from her possession, he said.

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