7 deadly Naxals arrested near Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 13: In what is claimed to be a breakthrough, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has nabbed seven Telangana-based Maoists living in from Kalyan in neighbouring Thane district, an official said here on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off that a Maoist cadre was reaching Kalyan in adjoining Thane district by train on Friday, an ATS team detained him for routine enquiries, but he could not provide satisfactory replies.

Thereafter, he was subjected to sustained questioning when he revealed that he and his colleagues from Mumbai's northern suburbs like Kamraj Nagar, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar and Vikhroli were members of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist.

Immediately on learning this, the ATS formed several teams and searched the homes of his associates where they stumbled upon incriminating documents and subsequently arrested six more people.

They are aged between 30-50 years and mostly hail from different towns in Telangana like Karimnagar and Nalgonda, but presently living in suburban Mumbai.

The ATS said that Maoists have declared parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat as a 'Golden Corridor' for propagating their ideology and spread their movement in the industrial zones.

The main accused and his accomplices were working in the 'Golden Corridor' to spread their ideology and lure people to their organization, besides being in touch with Left Wing Extremist cadres in the forests.

All those nabbed - whose identity has not been revealed - have been booked under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Aact by Mumbai ATS and sent to police custody till January 16, while further investigations are underway, the official said.


Don’t Miss

100 Left organisations will hold protest against Modi govt in state capitals
Farm income to double by 2022, says PM Modi
LIVE: Country is tired of what is happening under current government: Rahul
Xi re-elected as China's President after removal of term limit
WhatsApp introduced this new FEATURE that you always WANTED
Beant Singh Assassination: Quantum of sentence to be announced
Ankita Lokhande's Manikarnika FIRST look goes viral
12th passout and looking for a job? Apply here and get 85K/month
Congress Plenary: Highlight Modi's failures, plan path for next five years
Good news: Vacancies in BHEL; Salary will be Rs 50,000
SpiceJet Hyderabad-Bengaluru flight veers off runway
US is India's 2nd biggest arms supplier, Israel 3rd, says report
This country is India's 2nd biggest arms supplier: Report
Rs 2000 notes will NOT be discontinued, says government
Venkaiah Naidu urges MPs to not disrupt, Congress hits back
Top 5 songs of Daler Mehndi
Audi India to hike vehicle prices by this much
Microsoft offers $250,000 to identify chip bugs
Angry Karan Patel hits back at trolls
Six dead in Florida university footbridge collapse
Ex Karnataka DGP makes an insensitive statement about Nirbhaya's mom
Good news: Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ now available here
Revealed: Irrfan Khan is suffering from Neuro Endocrine tumour
Irrfan Khan diagnosed with this disease
Don't miss these THUNDER deals on smartphones
Why Andhra Pradesh wants a special status catgory from the center?
Center makes it clear to SC: Will not damage Ram Sethu for shipping channel project
LG lauds AAP's initiatives in education, healthcare
Kejriwal has 'murdered' AAP in Punjab: Sidhu
After conviction, Daler Mehndi granted bail by Patiala Court