Two senior cadres of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) were Thursday arrested in the restive Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said. "The two youths in their late 20s were active in Bastar district for years. They had been involved in a few attacks in the past two years," Superintendent of Police P. Sundarraj told IANS over phone.
"We were tracking them for the past three months and finally apprehended them," he added.
The arrests were made from Lohandiguda area, some 45 km from Jagdalpur town, the headquarters of the sprawling Bastar region that is spread in about 40,000 sq km and is considered the nerve centre of Maoists since late 1980s.