Noida (Delhi-NCR Region): By arresting 10 naxalites (Maoist insurgents) and recovering from them a huge cache of firearms and explosives from Nodia in the national capital region of Delhi and Chandauli adjoining Bihar on Sunday, the Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh Police have averted a major attack by the Left-wing extremists in this area.
Among those arrested is a self-styled area commander. The left-wing extremists were trained at making bombs and were planning violent incidents in the Delhi-NCR region, IG (UP Special Task Force) Aseem Arun told media-persons at a press conference here.
In raids carried out during the night, nine Naxals, including self-styled area commander Pradeep Singh Kharwar, were arrested from Hindon Vihar in Noida. Six of these were nabbed at night and three in the morning. Ranjit Paswan, a former self- styled area commander of erstwhile People’s War Group, who was active in Naxal-hit Sasaram district of Bihar, was arrested from Chandauli, adjoining Bihar.
Pradeep Singh Kharwar, is a resident of Bariatu village in Latehar district of Jharkhand. He was living in Noida since February 2012 and carried a reward of Rs 500,000.