, Nov.27 (ANI): In a joint operation conducted by the state police and personnel of the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) in Chhattisgarh, three Maoists were nabbed and later produced before a court in Bhanupratappur.
The court has since placed the three rebels in judicial custody for a week, till December 3.
"During a combing operation conducted by a team consisting of police and BSF personnel in Maoist-affected region, these Maoists were arrested near a forest area," said police inspector D.R. Sahu.
Maoists have also significantly increased their presence in the tribal and rural regions of states such as Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
The central government has termed the Maoists to be India's main internal security threat and an obstacle to higher growth and more jobs in Asia's third-largest economy.
Hundreds die annually in the conflict, although levels of violence have slid down in the recent years. (ANI)