Naxalite commander arrested

A senior Naxal commander carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh was arrested from Ratu area of the district today, police said.

Shyamlal Yadav alias Dharmendra, the zonal commander of Latehar, Palamau and Chatra regions, was the alleged mastermind behind over a dozen attacks, including that on Chatra MP Inder Singh Namdhari, police said.

Yadav, a resident of Latehar district, had come to Ranchi for some personal work when he was arrested, they said, adding that he is currently being interrogated by the Intelligence Bureau team.

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