Two Maoists arrested

Gaya: Two hardcore Maoists, wanted in connection with murder of a policeman, were arrested from a hideout in Bihar’s Gaya district, police said on Wednesday.

The ultras, Jyoti Paswan alias Lodhi and Kamlesh Yadav alias Umesh Yadav, were arrested from a forest area last night, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vinay Kumar told reporters.

A notebook, two letters, 14 kg sulphur power, 800 g aluminium power, 2.4 kg potassium dichromate, solar plate for charging mobile phones and six mobile sets were recovered from the possession of the two ultras, the SSP said.

The two were wanted in connection with a dozen cases of Maoist violence, including the murder of the then Konch police station’s Station House Officer (SHO) Mithilesh Prasad in February 2010, Kumar said.


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