CRPF, PAC arrest wanted naxalite

A dreaded naxalite, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1.12 lakh on his head, has been arrested following an encounter in which three policemen were injured, officials said on Monday.

CRPF and PAC in a joint operation arrested Samjhawan Chero last night from the jungles of Naagnar Harriya under Robertsganj police station area after a two-hour-long encounter in which three policemen, including police station in-charge of Anpara, Shivanad Misra were injured.

Some naxals, including Munna Vishkarma, Lalbrat Kol, Ajit Kol and Mangal Chero among others, managed to escape under the cover of darkness.

On a tip-off about the presence of some naxalites in the jungles of Sonebhadra and Chandauli who planned to loot the police camp in Naagnar Harriya, a CRPF team laid seige leading to the arrest, Superintendent of Police Mohit Agarwal said.

One hand grenade, one government rifle, one DBBL gun, a country made revolver, 146 empty cartridges and 50 live cartridges were recovered from the arrested naxal.
The injured policemen have been referred to a Varanasi hospital.

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