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Naxal held in Kanker in joint operation


Raipur:  A naxal, carrying a reward on his head, was arrested during a joint search operation in Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Sunday.

The cadre identified as Ramesh Ramprasad Boga (35) from Rajnandgaon, was nabbed from the forest of Lohattar police station limits on Saturday, a senior police official said.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint team of Border Security Force (BSF) and district force launched combing operation in the Lohattar region, around 250 kms from Raipur.

On reaching the core forest, they spotted a suspect fleeing from the region, following which they chased and apprehended him, the official said.

Boga was involved in several criminal offence including murder, attack on police personnel, arson and other, said the official, adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 1,000 on his head. Interrogation was on with him, he added.