A top Naxalite leader of Chhattisgarh was apprehended with four kilograms of explosives and a gun by security forces after a day-long operation in Rajnandgaon district.
Sankhu alias Biju, ‘chief’ of Dandakaranya area and member of Pipragarh ‘dalam’ (group) was apprehended by a team of ITBP and local police officials on Thursday from Jamree village in Rajnandgaon, sources said.
The Naxal leader was later handed over to police by the paramilitary force. Four kg of high-intensity explosives and a gun was seized from him, the sources said.
The security forces had launched a ‘search and ambush’ operation and Sankhu was held as he was hiding in the area to carry out attacks on the forces, a police official claimed.
Some Naxal literature was also recovered from him.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) along with other security forces have been conducting joint operations in these areas with local police and Special Police Officers (SPOs).
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