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4 Naxals held, 3 firearms seized amid polling process in Chhattisgarh; 80,000 security personnel guarding Maoist-hit Bastar

Bijapur: Four Naxals were arrested and three firearms seized from them in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Thursday while polling was underway in the state's Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, a police official said.

 4 Naxals held, 3 firearms seized amid polling process in Chhattisgarh; 80,000 security personnel guarding Maoist-hit Bastar

Voters wait in queues to cast their votes in Chhattisgarh. PTI

The Naxals, belonging to Maad division of Maoists, were apprehended from Bedre area in the morning when a joint team of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) and district force was out on an area domination operation, the official said.

"Three weapons were also recovered from their possession," he added.

In the wee hours on Thursday, Naxals detonated an IED (improvised explosive device) in Narayanpur district, which comes under Bastar constituency, police said.

No casualty was reported in the blast. A thick security blanket, comprising around 80,000 state and paramilitary personnel, has been thrown across the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency.

Seven candidates are in fray in Bastar constituency.

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Updated Date: Apr 11, 2019 17:07:16 IST

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