Police have arrested six Naxalites from two places in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, officials said on Wednesday.
In a separate incident, a 5 kg improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered by security forces on a de-mining exercise on the Pamed-Tipapurm road here on Wednesday, Inspector General of Police (Bastar) Sundarraj P said.
The six Maoists were arrested on Tuesday when separate teams of the District Force and the District Reserve Guard (DRG) were out on anti-Naxalite operations, he said.
While four were apprehended from the Tarrem police station area when they were allegedly engaged in planting an IED along a road, two others were rounded up from the Bedre police station limits, the officer said.
Midiam Chaitu (26), a militia deputy commander of Maoists, Uika Aaytu (21), Tamu Mangu (25) and Tamu Joga (35), who were allegedly trying to place the explosive, tried to escape but were caught.
A tiffin bomb, a detonator and electric wire were recovered from them.
Narango Majji (33) and Bichhu Wadde (31) were allegedly involved in damaging public properties in Bedre area, the officer said.