Two Maoists arrested from Jharkhand

Latehar (Jharkhand): Security forces have managed to catch two fleeing Maoists, including one who carried Rs three lakh on his head, from Latehar district, police said on Sunday.

CPI (Maoist’s) self-styled sub-zonal commander Pramod Kumar carrying Rs three lakh reward on his head and self-styled area commander Akul Singh tried to escape the police cordon, but were arrested yesterday from Goindi village, Superintendent of Police Kranti Kumar told reporters here.

Kumar faces 24 Naxal-related cases in Palamau division, he said and added a 9mm pistol and seven bullets were recovered from them.

Three other Maoists were arrested from Jharkhand during the past week.

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