Police have arrested three Naxals, including one Dalam commander, in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, in the last three days.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Gadchiroli range, Mr. Ravindra Kadam, informed the media regarding the arrest of Rajita, alias Sukri Weladi (35), Suman alias Sumitra Malo Lekhami (23), and Tunge Hedo (22), at a press conference at the office of Superintendent of Police (SP) Gadchiroli, on Wednesday.
According to DIG Kadam, Rajita is a very senior member of the Naxal Dalam. She even worked as the Dalam Commander of Khobramendha Dalam of Gadchiroli.
The Anti-naxal Squad of Gadchiroli police arrested Rajita from Charvidand village of the district on Tuesday. She was reportedly ill and had come to the village for medical assistance. She was arrested from the house of Chaitu Tulavi. Rajita has 35 cases of attacking the police, murder, attempt to murder and arson registered against her, the DIG said. Rajita is the wife of Dalam Commander Ashok Raddy, alias Murali, who is currently in the custody of Andhra Pradesh police, according to some police sources. The other arrested Naxalite, Suman alias Sumitra Lekhami, is the resident of Pipali Burgi village in Etapalli tehsil, and is a member of Kasansur Local Operating Squad of Naxals. Tunge Hedo is from Manewada village.