Friday, October 8, 2010

Police Arrest 15 people in Chhattisgarth saying they were Maoists

Raipur, Oct 5 (IANS) Police arrested 15 people in Chhattisgarh's Dhamtari district Tuesday, saying they were village-level cadres of the banned Communist Party of India- Maoist (CPI-Maoist) and had been involved in a few attacks on police and civilians.

The arrested Maoists were not senior cadres but they had provided some logistic support to the CPI-Maoist for carrying out attacks in the district in recent years included a deadly ambush in 2009. We were tracking the youths for a long time to apprehend them,' officials at the police headquarters here told IANS.

Chhattisgarh is wracked by Maoist insurgency since the 1980s with its Bastar region - comprising the Dantewada, Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar and Kanker districts - considered the nerve centre of the left-wing rebels in India.

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