STF captures top Maoist from Munger

Patna: A sub-zonal commander of Bihar Jharkhand Special Area Committee, an offshoot of CPI (Maoist), Birbal Murmu, was caught by the Special Task Force (STF) in Munger on Saturday.

Birbal was carrying an award of Rs 50,000 on his head as he was wanted in 20 cases of crime, including the killing of six persons in Dharhara in Munger district about five-six months back. STF sources said they were closing monitoring the movement of Birbal. As he moved from Bhagalpur to Pakur district in Jharkhand and then to Munger district, he was overpowered. He used to operate in Banka, Munger and Jamui districts, and was in the decision-making body of the ultra outfit.


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