Jharkhand: Landmine mastermind Maoist arrested

A Maoist, who had masterminded the May 3 landmine blast that killed 11 policemen, was on Saturday arrested in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand, the police said here.

“Akshaya, alias Vinod Singh, a sub-zonal commander of CPI (Maoist), was arrested from a place in the district. He carried a reward on his head and is wanted in the May 3, 2011, landmine blast at Dhardharia village when 11 policemen were killed,” Superintendent of Police Jitendra Kumar told reporters here.

The Maoist cadre is also facing at least 11 other cases, including arson and extortion, the police officer said, adding a revolver, a pistol, four bullets and Naxal literature were recovered from him.

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