Budgaon (Chhattisgarh), Nov. 20 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police arrested a Maoist during a search operation here on Saturday.
Ankalu, the arrested Maoist, was wanted by the Kanker District Police in connection with several criminal cases including murder and robbery.
"During a search operation in the jungle, a Maoist named Ankalu was caught. He was wanted in four Maoist related crimes and the police had been on the lookout for him for the last two years. So, the police have now caught him," said Vipin Rangare, Station House Officer of Budgaon.
Following the arrest, Ankanu was handed over to the local court, which ordered him to be put in jail.
Stating that the Naxals are the worst violators of human rights, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram had earlier on Tuesday said the people at large need to understand that the rebels are involved in widespread cases of human rights violation.
Despite strong initiatives taken by the Centre, the Maoist insurgency has gripped nearly one-third of the country, spreading into the interiors of 20 states of the country. (ANI)