Woman Maoist guerrilla arrested in Madhya Pradesh

August 27th, 2008 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, Aug 27 (IANS) A woman Maoist guerrilla, wanted in over a dozen cases and carrying a reward of Rs.20,000, has been arrested from Balaghat district’s forest area, the police said Wednesday. “Nirmala alias Samla, who was involved in several encounters with the police, is an active member of the Malajkhand Dalam and the Paraswada Dalam of the naxalites,” the police said.

“She was caught Tuesday night while she tried to dodge the police by slipping into the jungles adjoining Balaghat district,” Balaghat police superintendant H.N. Mishra told IANS.

“Nirmala adopted Maoism as a way of life and joined the Dalam with her sister Kamla almost a decade ago. She married a hardcore Maoist, Shyamlal, in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and used to operate between Gadchiroli and Balaghat.”

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