Hardcore Maoist arrested

Motihari: Security forces on Thursday arrested a Maoist with arms and ammunition from near Jhanda chowk in Bihar’s East Champaran district, a police officer said.

Acting on a tip off, the CRPF and local people in a joint operation carried out a search in Jhanda chowk locality and nabbed the hardcore naxalite, identified as Naresh Paswan, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sanjay Singh said.

A pistol, two magazines and five ammunition were seized from the ultra, he said, adding that Paswan was wanted in at least six cases of murder and naxal violence in the district.

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