Raipur, Apr 10 (PTI) Seven naxals, including a woman, were arrested from three different places in insurgency-hit Narayanpur district in Chhattisgarh, police said today.

The cadres were apprehended yesterday during the search operations by separate joint teams of security forces, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla told PTI.

The personnel belonging to Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF), Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and district force were involved in these operations, he said.

While three naxals identified as Jaitram Kashyap (30), Mandiram (35) and Manaji Katlami (26) were arrested from Irpanar village forest, two others – Budhram Wadde (40) and Sonaru alias Gadge Wadde (45) were held from Gumiyabeda-Kotnar forest, he said.

Besides, two more rebels identified as Laluram Usendi (50) and Jhankai Katlam (19) were arrested from Orchha police station area, he said.

They were active as members of janmilitia and janatana sarkar squad of Maoists and allegedly tasked with arranging meetings of naxals, conducting recce for them, damaging public property, putting up pamphlets, posters and banners and planting explosives to harm the security forces, he added.

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