In connection with the 2019 Tiriya encounter case in Chhattisgarh, which resulted in the deaths of six Naxals and one civilian, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that it has detained two Naxals, including a woman, in connection with the case. The agency made the announcement on Tuesday.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) made the arrests on Sunday after conducting thorough investigations into the case, which is also known as the RK Dairy case, according to a statement made by the NIA. The suspects have been named as B.Ch. Padma and Dubasi Devender. Four suspects have been taken into custody by the NIA so far in connection with this case.

Padma alias Modem Padma alias Lalita, who was once engaged as a member of the Divisional Committee of the CPI (Maoist) or Naxals, was presently working as a Coordinator between Front organizations and the CPI (Maoist), in addition to disseminating the ideology of the outlawed organization.

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Security forces were able to gather weaponry and ammunition from the location

On the other hand, Devender had close ties to CPI (Maoist) cadres who worked in the core area. He was also serving as a courier for the Communist Party of India (Maoist), in which capacity he was covertly conveying the Communist Party’s communications (both paper-based and digital), as well as supporting the Communist Party’s anti-national actions.

Investigations conducted by the NIA had shown that both of the suspects who were taken into custody on Sunday were intimately linked with the top leadership of the naxals in order to advance their anti-national activities.

During prior searches that were carried out at the residences of the two accused individuals, the investigative agency discovered various pieces of evidence that were linked to the operations of naxal cadres.

In the episode that has become known as the Tiriya encounter case, seven people, including six Maoists and one civilian, were taken out by gunfire. Near the hamlet of Tiriya in Chhattisgarh, members of the Naxal movement attacked members of the security forces.

In 2021, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took up the case, along with a number of other cases involving naxal plans to carry out acts of terror and bloodshed in the states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

The confrontation took place in July 2019, when a joint team consisting of the local District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force, and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) traveled to the forested region near Tiriya in the PS Nagarnar area of the Jagdalpur District in Chhattisgarh.

They had gone there after getting information that a bunch of naxal cadres had collected with the purpose of perpetrating a major event on July 28, which is observed as Shaheed Diwas. This information had led them to travel there.

On the 28th of July, 2019, the case was originally registered in accordance with a number of provisions included within the Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. On March 18, 2021, it was given a new registration by the NIA.