THENI: The Q Branch police arrested four suspected extremists in surprise raids at Bodinayakkanur in Theni district and Usilampatti in Madurai district on Monday.

According to police sources, the arrested were, Ratnavel, Theni district secretary, Uzhavar Viduthalai Munnani, and Thiruppathi, Manmadhan and Perumalthevan, its functionaries in Usilampatti.

The Q Branch had intensified search operations in the district following the arrest of three extremists from Muruganmalai near Periakulam and seizure of arms and ammunition from them a few months ago. — Staff Reporter

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