Naxal commander carrying a reward of 1 lakh on his head arrested in Dantewada

Naxal commander carrying a reward of 1 lakh on his head arrested in Dantewada

The state police on Tuesday arrested an alleged Naxal commander, who was carrying a reward of Rs 1,00,000 on his head.

The arrested Naxal commander has been identified as Podlu Barsa. He was wanted in many cases of murder, armed robbery, causing damage to public property and obstructing the movement of trains.

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The police were carrying out anti-Naxal operations keeping in mind the approaching Lok Sabha elections. During one such search operation, the Bhansi police came across a suspect near Jhirka village.

The police party immediately surrounded and caught him at around 6 am.

Barsa is a resident of Bijapur district. In 2018, he allegedly tried to obstruct railway operations by uprooting tracks.

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