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Four Maoists, including three women, were arrested and firearms seized from them after a brief gun-battle between police and ultras in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency hit Bijapur district, police said on Sunday.

The cadres in uniform were apprehended following a face-off with a team of local police in the restive Aader forests under Farsegarh police station limits last evening, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said.

Acting on a tip off, squad of district force mobilised towards Farsegarh region, located around 400 km from Raipur. On sensing security forces in the forest, naxals opened indiscriminate firing on them following which they retaliated, Mr. Elesela added. After the gunfight that lasted for around half-an-hour, naxals fled to the core forest.

However, four of them were chased and nabbed by the police personnel, he said. Those arrested were identified as Somi Kadati alias Vaneela, the woman naxal commander LOS (local operation squad), her two women associates — Paiki Kaaram, Poonem Naan and another Madavi Bichchem, he said.

A 12 bore rifle, a country made pistol, live cartridges, couple of detonators, and a petrol bomb were recovered from their possession, he said. The arrested rebels were being interrogated, he added.

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