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Chhattisgarh police arrests top Naxal commander Tiger Hoonga


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 27

Chhattisgarh police on Tuesday arrested a top Naxal commander Tiger Hoonga, who was allegedly involved in the 2018 Improvised explosive device (IED) attack against Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) battalion and a few other assaults last year.

The officials said, the Chhattisgarh Police was looking for the wanted Naxal commander since 2013 and was involved in 17 major Naxalite operations in the Kistaram area of the state.

At a media briefing Sunil Sharma, Superintendent of Police (SP), Sukma, said, “Naxalite commander Tiger Hoonga, who was involved in the 2018 IED attack against CRPF and another IED attack last year, has been arrested. We have been looking for him since 2013.”

He said that the arrested Naxal commander was also involved in the looting and killing of local villagers.

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