A hardcore Maoist was today arrested from Gidha village under Dawath police station area in Bihar’s Rohtas district, a police officer said.
Acting on a tip off, the police raided the village and nabbed the hardcore Maoist, identified as Kamal Paswan alias Kamalji alias Vishnuji, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Manu Maharaj said.
Paswan was on a visit to the village to collect levy and recruit some youths in the Maoist organization, he said.
A register, three envelops, letters to the brick kiln owners demanding levy of Rs. 35,000 each, name and mobile number of 85 persons, besides naxal literature, were seized from his possession, Maharaj said.
Paswan was a native of Utardaha village under Piar police station area in Bhojpur district, he said adding the ultra was being interrogated.