Crackdown in Chhattisgarh: 16 Naxalites Captured in Bijapur Sweep

Sixteen Naxalites were apprehended from various locations in Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh, according to a police official on Thursday.

On May 28, the District Reserve Guard and local police detained 11 individuals from Gorna-Padiyapara village during a Maoist-called ‘bandh.’ These suspects were allegedly involved in placing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) aimed at security forces and participating in other violent activities.

Additionally, five Naxalites were captured by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite CoBRA battalion from a forested area near Bhusapur village, within Usoor police station’s jurisdiction. These individuals were linked to an IED blast targeting a police unit in April and the placement of another IED near Nadpalli on May 25.

The police official noted that all 16 detainees are lower-tier members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist).


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