LOHARDAGA: A former area commander of erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre (MCC), who was declared absconding in eight of the 18 cases by a court, was arrested from a relative’s house on Monday.
Dhurva Oraon alias Dhurva Singh alias Sivendraji was picked up from Dhaura village, 20 km from the Kuru police station, by a police team following a tip-off. The 48-year-old is native of Tisia village of Kisko police station area. He had left the area in 2000.
“He was once a dreaded Naxalite in the bordering areas of Lohardaga and Latehar districts. Police have about 18 cases including seven cases of murder and four of encounter against him. Since he was missing for almost 11 years, the court has declared him absconder in at least eight cases,” SP Jitendra Kumar Singh said on Tuesday. “In his confessional record, Oraon had said he was working in a brick kiln in Chandauli of Uttar Pradesh.”
Police will take some more time to investigate the matter as they had been tipped off about his promotion and transfer to Chhattisgarh. Some of the major cases against him included the murder of two persons at Tiko pool on Kuru-Daltonganj route in 1997, police encounter at Deodaria in 1998, Bahura Oraon’s murder at Nari-Navadih, police encounter at Khamhar in 1999 and looting Narendra Mishra’s home and setting it ablaze at Badaki Champi village in 2000, police sources said. Oraon’s brother Etva was also an active Maoist but he is in Lohardaga jail in connection with four Naxalite cases, said the SP.