RAIPUR: Sukma police have arrested a Maoist wanted by Chhattisgarh and Telangana police for the killing of 13 security personnel.
Tiger Hunga, who was with the Maoists for 21 years, was nabbed during a search operation in the forests of Palodi in Sukma district on July 25, said police. He operated in Kistaram region and was involved in several attacks on forces on the borders of the two states.
Sukma SP Sunil Sharma said Hunga is a “big catch”, and police are trying to extract details of Maoists strategies and his connections.
Hunga had joined the Maoists in 2001 as a Bal Sangham member under Suryam Anna. Over the next six years, he was trained in IEDs and weapon handling, and then made chief of Dandakaranya Kisan Majdoor Sangh in Karigudam region. He was made a jan militia commander in 2011 after which he began attacking security forces. He is now in jail custody.