The security forces today detained 29 people, including at least six suspected Naxalites, from Sidhwalia village in Bihar’s East Champaran district, Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Singh said.
Acting on a tip off, the security forces comprising the CRPF’s CoBRA battalion and the local police, raided the village and detained the 29 attending a closed-door meeting convened under the banner of left-wing outfits like Janwadi Kisan Sangh and Janwadi Vikas Mazdoor Sangh to discuss problems of the local people, Singh said.
Naxal literature, mobile phones and several vehicles were seized from the spot, he said.
At least six of the 29, including one Munna Yadav alias Raman Bharati – district coordinator of the two left-wing outfits – were suspected Naxalites, Singh said, adding they were being questioned.
They have confessed to their involvement in some Naxal activities, including carrying out incidents of violence and levy collection, the ASP said.