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Andhra police arrest woman Naxal behind Chhattisgarh attack

Last updated on: June 04, 2013 14:45 IST

The Andhra Pradesh police have arrested a suspected Naxal leader identified as Savita alias Madhvi in Khammam district of the state.

According to a CNN-IBN television channel report, police suspect that Savita was involved in the May 25 attack on a Congress convoy at Darbha Ghati in Chhattisgarh. They says she was injured during the cross firing.

The channel said that the Andhra police picked up Savita from a car during a routine check. She is allegedly a member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist Bastar regional committee and wife of central committee member Chandranana.

Security agencies had declared a reward of Rs 5 lakh for her capture.

The police have also apprehended a Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika member identified as Prithviraj. The organisation is suspected to be CPI-Maoist's a frontal body.

The May 25 Naxal attack resulted in the death of a majority of the Chhattisgarh Congress leadership.

Source: ANI