Raipur: A Naxal couple, allegedly involved in the gun-battle at Chhote Baithiya BSF post in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district earlier this week, were arrested on Saturday.

Dasru Pungati alias Vikram (35) and his wife Nirmala (38) were apprehended from Burgi Pipili village in the neighbouring Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, station house officer of Bande police station Naresh Deshmukh told PTI.

The two were active in Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border area for the past several years and were presently handling the Naxal activities in Bande area of Chhattisgarh, he added.

A jawan was killed when a group of ultras opened indiscriminate fire in an attack on BSF camp in Bande area on the night of April 12.

Preliminary investigation revealed the involvement of Dasru and his wife in the attack, and their whereabouts were traced to Kasansur, following which a team of BSF and local police was dispatched there.

The two were arrested with the help of Kasansur police and were brought to Bande today, Deshmukh said.

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