Nagpur: Four suspected members of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) were arrested in different parts of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
Three Maoists — Muchaki Pandu, Podium Hunga and Podium Gutta — were arrested in Sukma district. All three have various offences registered against them in Chintagufa police station of Sukma and are also named in the attack on a police party in Tondamarka village of Sukma in June this year.
In a separate incident, one more Maoist was arrested by the police in Narayanpur district of south Chhattisgarh.
“The security forces surrounded Kachora village in Narayanpur after a suspected activity of a person in the village. After searching the village, Maoist leader Sukder was found hiding inside a house and was arrested,” Naryanpur district police said in a statement.
In another incident, suspected Maoists set ablaze a construction vehicle on the Bijapur-Geedam National Highway.
The incident took place under Modakpal police station limits of Bijapur.
The Maoists also left some pamphlets on the spot accusing the police of killing an innocent man in a “fake encounter” on September 4.