Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Naxal deputy commander shot dead in Dantewada

Raipur, Sep 7 (PTI) A top Naxal was shot dead by police while four other extremists, including a school student, were arrested in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district today.

Raju, the self-styled deputy commander of the Bhansi guerilla squad, was killed during an operation near Raja Bangla village in the district, Superintendent of Police, Dantewada, Amresh Mishra said.

Police had received information about a Naxal camp near Raja Bangla village, 370 km from here. "However, when the police squad reached near the village, the Naxals opened fire on us and we retaliated. Raju was killed in the encounter," Mishra said.

"After Raju was killed, his accomplices tried to flee but we managed to arrest them," he said.

police arrested Deva, Bheema, Radhe and Vinod

According to Mishra, Vinod is a school student, who was allegedly abducted from Jangla village by the naxals.

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