Maoist commander held in Gadchiroli

September 25th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Gadchiroli (Maharashtra), Sep 25 (IANS) A Maoist commander from Chhattisgarh’s Bastar but operating in this Maharashtra district has been arrested, police said Sunday.

“We arrested Somji Made after we laid a trap. Although he was from Bastar, he mainly operated out of Gadchiroli. He is commander of Aheri Militia Dalam and had crossed the border yesterday (Saturday),” Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Veeresh Prabhu told IANS.

Police officers say that Made, 25, was actively involved in the insurgency and was wanted in cases of murder, attempted murder, triggering landmine blasts and gunfights with police.

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