11 Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Sep 15: Eleven senior Maoist cadres were arrested Thursday in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.

The arrests were made from Mardapal area of the district, some 300 km south of state capital Raipur.

The Maoists were arrested after specific intelligence inputs. They were involved in a series of looting and attack cases in the interiors of the Bastar region for three years, an officer at the police headquarters here told IANS.

The forested interior areas of Bastar region, which is spread over 40,000 sq km, is considered the nerve centre of Maoist insurgency in India since the late 1980s.