3 Maoists arrested, arms recovered

Three Maoists were arrested and arms and ammunition recovered during a three-day operation against the ultras by Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh security personnel on Monday in Garhwa district.

“Three Maoists-Malluh Korva, Babita Devi and Milan Killah-were arrested during the joint operation. There was no encounter during the operation,” Garhwa Superintendent of Police Michael Raj told reporters here.

‘Operation Thunder’ was concentrated at Sanya, Matgarhi and Hesha villages situated on the borders of the two states, CRPF Commandant R K Dagar said.

A total of six kg potassium nitrate and ammonium, three hand grenades, 54 detonators, a gun, 126 cartridges, 625 rucksacks, 24 blankets, 17 gas cylinders, 10 metre wire and trunk full of tracksuits and naxalite literature were recovered from the three rooms located in the forests.

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