Ten Naxals Arrested From A Flat In Noida, Major Attack In Delhi, NCR Averted

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7:01 pm 16 Oct, 2016

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested ten suspected naxals from Hindon Vihar in Noida.

The police have recovered six pistols, 50 cartridges, three cars, 125 detonators and two laptops from their possession.

A top Naxalite from Jharkhand’s Latehar district Pradeep Singh Kharwar was arrested on October 15 along with others, police said.

They are allegedly linked to a Naxal unit from Latehar in Jharkhand, reports said.

According to Uttar Pradesh Inspector General, Anti-terrorist squad, Aseem Arun, they were adept at making bombs and were planning some incident in the Delhi-NCR region. The ATS is carrying out further investigation.


The area commander was hiding in Noida since February 2012. UP police also claimed that a major attack in Delhi, NCR has been averted with the arrests.

The operation was conducted by Uttar Pradesh ATS along with intelligence agencies.



Police sources said that a white car with a Uttar Pradesh registration plate was also recovered from the area where the raid took place.

Their arrest is expected to trigger more number of crackdowns in the near future.

Jharkhand IG (Operations) M S Bhatia said: “We have got information about the arrests. We are in touch with our counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and verifying the identity of the accused.”

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