Left wing Extremism: 8 Naxals held for attack on cops in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: The three persons killed in gun battle between Bastar police and Maoists on May 17 were identified on Wednesday as Naxals of frontal groups of the banned outfit. Eight have been arrested for instigating and being involved in the violence.
The trio was killed in an exchange of fire when villagers were protesting the establishment of police camp in Bijapur. Inspector general of police P Sundarraj released the names of those killed. “Five injured in the gun-battle were undergoing treatment. Security personnel had nabbed eight Naxals who broke the barricading of the camp and pelted stones on policemen. They were produced before magistrate and are in remand,” he told TOI.