KORAPUT: Three naxalites were arrested in Malkangiri district on Sunday. While the district police was returning from a combing operation in MV -79 area in the district, they had noticed a group of naxalites near Telari and got into exchange of fire with them.

While four others caught from the spot by the police were released after primary investigation, Rama Kavasi, Hima Kavasi and Daba Kavasi of Jakelgundi were arrested and were brought to the district head quarter, police sources said. Police also had recovered a gun, naxalite posters, banners and some amount of explosives from the spot.