Seven Maoists held in Bihar, weapons seized

Sitamarhi: Seven Maoists were arrested and weapons were seized from them in Subhaigarh village of Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, a police officer said today. Carrying out combing operation against the Maoists on Thursday, the police arrested seven ultras, three of whom were identified as Pramod Mahto, Laxman Mahto and Shiv Sahni, superintendent of police Pankaj Kumar Sinha said.

A rifle, one carbine, 12 ammunition, two mobile phones, Rs 57,000 cash collected through levy and a haul of Naxal literature were seized from the house of an absconding naxalite Nawal Sahni on the basis of revelation by the arrested ultras, he said. Interrogation was going on to ascertain the identity of the four Maoists and details about their activities, Sinha said.

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