Tamil Nadu

Maoist held near Dindigul

A Maoist, alleged to have escaped in an encounter with police in Kodaikanal hills in 2008, was arrested at Vadamadurai near here on Saturday.

According to police, A. Neelamegam alias Kathir alias Vinayak (30) was arrested by the Q Branch police following a tipoff that he was visiting a friend in Vadamadurai. He was produced before a Dindigul court and remanded in custody. Naveen Prasad (27), an expert in handling weapons, was killed in an encounter with a Special Task Force team at Vadakavunji near Kodaikanal on April 19, 2008. Arms and ammunition were seized from the encounter scene. At that time, the police said, some Maoists trained in weaponry had escaped. One among them, Kannan alias Senthil alias Kumar (46), was arrested in June this year in Coimbatore.

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