8 Maoists held in 2 Bihar dists

Gaya/Sasaram, July 22 (PTI)Eight extremists of proscribed CPI (Maoist) including one self-styled area commander of the outfit, were arrested from Bihar’s Gaya and Rohtas districts today, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police, Gaya, Binay Kumar said acting on a tip-off, a police team assisted by CRPF personnel raided a house at English village under Mou police out-post in the district and arrested three Maoists including its ‘Commanders’ Mangal Singh alias Jitender Singh, Shravan Yadav and Shiv Prakesh Singh. An American-made semi-automatic rifle, a regular rifle and a pistol besides 46 rounds of cartridge were recovered from them, he said adding they were wanted in several Maoist-led operations in the area. Kumar said police also raided a place at Makhdumpur tola and arrested four Naxalites identified as Sanjay Paswan, Butai Paswan alias Rampravesh Paswan, Kavindra Mahto and Munariktai. Police seized a looted police rifle, a country-made rifle, a gun and a hand grenade apart from several live ammunition from them, Kumar said. Meanwhile, a hardcore Naxalite identified as Ram Dayal Yadav was arrested from Tardiah village of Rohtas police station in Rohtas district, Superintendent of police Manu Maharaj said.

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