Raipur, Oct 12 (PTI) The police today arrested a Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district.

Punem Sona (30), who was active as deputy commander of the Local Organisation Squad (LOS) of Maoists, was apprehended from a forest near Futapalli village under Usoor police station area, a police official told PTI.

Acting on specific inputs about the presence of Sona in Futapalli village, around 450 kms from here, a team of local police yesterday launched a search operation near the area, he said.

The patrolling team waited in a concealed position in the forest for the cadre before catching him, he said.

Warrants were since long pending against Sona in four Naxal-related incidents, including attempt to murder, arson and loot, the official said.

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