10 Maoists held in Chhattisgarh for attack on police

May 29th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, May 29 (IANS) Ten suspected Maoists were arrested Friday in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district for their alleged role in an ambush on a police patrol early this month in which 13 people were killed.
The rebels were arrested in village Risgaon in Dhamtari, some 125 km from capital Raipur.

Insurgents had ambushed police vehicles in a forested stretch of the district May 10 in which 12 policemen and a civilian were killed.

“The insurgents, mostly active members of the village committee of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), were arrested for their role in killing of policemen early this month,” Neha Champawat, Dhamtari district superintendent of police, told reporters.

The officer said that police recovered Maoist literature from the suspects’ houses during the search.

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