Raipur, Aug 6 (PTI) A Maoist section commander, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, was arrested from Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district, police said today.

Based on specific inputs, the rebel identified as Kesha Markam (21), was apprehended from Palnar village last evening while a joint team of district force and CRPF was carrying out a search operation in Kuakonda police station limits, Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P told PTI.

Markam, who was active as a section commander of Maoists Janmilitia Platoon in the region, was allegedly involved in Burgum Dorapara gun-battle in Dantewada, wherein five Naxals and two police jawans were killed, he said.

“He was also allegedly involved in the attacks on security forces by triggering blast, damaging roads on Sameli-Aranpur route and others,” the DIG said adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on him.

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