Raipur: Six Maoists, including three women, have been arrested in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said on Monday.

They were apprehended from a forested patch under Koyalibeda police station limits on Sunday in a joint operation by BSF and district police.

The ultras were involved in an ambush in Bande region last week which had left two policemen dead, a senior police official said.

Based on specific intelligence inputs, a team of paramilitary force and district police carried out a raid in forests near Parokal and Manhakal villages, about 130 km from Raipur, and made the arrests, he said.

They were identified as Sarita alias Sanoti (26), Rajeshwari (21), Kumari Santo, Jay Singh (25), Raju Upendi (24) and Shaniram (28) – all members of various Naxal wings, the official said.

They were involved in several incidents, including murder, attacks on police party and loot, he added.

PTI

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Three women among six Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh