BSF arrests one Naxal in Chhattisgarh's Antagarh District

Chhattisgarh/ Malkangiri, Sept 21 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested one Naxal in Chhattisgarh's Antagarh District.

Acting on a specific BSF input, troops of the 123rd Battalion of the BSF deployed in COB Tadoki, Antagarh, along with Chhattisgarh Police and Special Task Force personnel carried out special operation in general area of Mangta Salebhat near BSF COB on September 19.

During the operation, the party apprehended Keskal Area Committee Commander Vikas Potai, 28, who was involved in 31 criminal cases, and carried a reward of one lakh rupees on his head.

An FIR was lodged and the apprehended Naxal was handed over to the police.

In another encounter, two female Naxals surrendered before the BSF in Odisha's Malkangiri District.

Purnima Khora, 23 and Subram Khora, 20, of Jan Militia group, surrendered at Balimela, in Malkangiri on September 19.

The Maoists, who are considered to be India's greatest internal security threat, have off-late intensified their operations in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and some areas of West Bengal. (ANI)