5 Maoists Held, Arms and Ammunition Seized
Five hardcore Maoists have been arrested from a village under Haspura Police Station area in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police raided the house of Surendra Rajbanshi in Bishunpura village yesterday and arrested the CPI(Maoist) ultras, DSP Md Anwar Javed said. The arrested Maoists have been identified as Kariman Yadav alias Halchal, Sukhdeo Rajbanshi, Mangal Ram, Anil Yadav and Ganeshwar Rajbanshi, he said. Three country-made pistols, six live cartridges, a knife, two mobile phones, Rs 12,000 cash and Naxal literature were recovered from them, he added.
‘Maoist associates’ arrested in Odisha
Police on Sunday arrested five persons from Redhakhol in Odisha’s Sambalpur district for allegedly working as ‘close associates’ of the Maoists operating in the area. These men identified as Jayakrushna Dehury, Krushna Chandra Badi, Purushottam Behera, Ramani Chandra Pradhan and Sagar Pradhan were allegedly supplying medicines and clothes to the Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundergarh (SDS) division of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), police sources said. The five arrested menwere later forwarded to a local court the sources added.