Seven hardcore Maoists held in Koraput
Koraput: Seven hardcore Maoists were arrested and weapons seized by securitymen in Koraput district on Sunday, police said.
The Maoists, belonging to Srikakulam-Koraput division of Naxalites bordering Andhra Pradesh, were nabbed during a joint combing by BSF and district voluntary force (DVF) in the forests near Murlaput under Laxmipur police station, Koraput Superintendent of Police, Awinash Kumar said.
Two country-made guns, a camera flash, over 100 meters of wire, adopters, gunpower and some Maoist literature were seized from them, he said.
Several cases, including some relating to killing of a BSF jawan and two tribals, were pending against the ultras in Narayanpatna and Laxmipur areas in the district, he said.
All the arrested Maoists were experts in planting of landmines, IEDs and executing ambush.