Four Naxalites were arrested on Monday during a search operation in Maoist-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, police said.

The cadres were nabbed during a combing operation by personnel of the BSF (Border Security Force) and district force in the forests near Vala village under Koyalibeda police station limits, Kanker Additional Superintendent of Police C.D. Tandon said.

Based on specific information regarding presence of Naxals, an operation was launched on Monday morning in the restive Koyalibeda forests, located about 200 km away from the State capital Raipur, he said.

On reaching near Vala village, security forces spotted some people fleeing into the jungles following which they rounded up them, he added.

Those arrested were identified as — Prem Singh Kudo (35), Siyaram Gawde (28), Jaising Nareti (26) and Anesh Usendi (21) who were allegedly active as sangham members of Maoist in north Bastar.

They were wanted in cases of loot, arson, attacks on police party, arms act and others, Mr. Tandon said.

The arrested are being interrogated, he added.