Ultra courier arrested

A 36-year-old man, who allegedly worked as a naxal courier, was on Sunday arrested from Kondagaon district and a cache of ammunitions was recovered from him, police said.

The accused Shivshankar Kavde, was held from Farsgaon police station limits while he was carrying ammunitions from Farsgaon to Badedongar this afternoon, Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri said.

Based on a tip-off, he was intercepted by a team of local police at Bheemabhat square. Seventy rounds of 12 bore guns and Rs 58,000 were recovered from his possession, Atri said.

A native of Bandapal village of neighbouring Kanker district, Shivshankar was staying in Badedongar area of Kondagaon, police said.

“During the interrogation the accused admitted that he was working under the direction of Prabhakar, a divisional commander of north Bastar region of CPI(Maoist) and even accompanied him to Uttar Pradesh and other parts of Chhattisgarh during supply of arms and ammunition,” the ASP said.

Notably, the state police had last month busted a Maoist urban support network recently with the arrest of nine persons.

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