Maoist leader held

26 Dec 2017

Security personnel arrested a top CPI (Maoists) leader from Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district during an anti-Maoist campaign today, police said. The Maoist leader was arrested from an area under the jurisdiction of Patamda police station, the police said. A loaded country-made pistol of 7.65 bore, five cartridges, one magazine, four bundles of codex wire, 25 detonators and explosives were recovered from the Maoist leader's possession, a police officer said. The Maoist was allegedly involved in all major Maoist attacks in the East Singhbhum district, including the gunning down of JMM MP Sunil Mahato in 2007, the police said. "We have arrested Rajendra Singh Munda alias Gudru alias Raju alias Chandan during a joint anti-Naxal operation by the CRPF and the district armed police in the early hours today," senior superintendent of police Anoop T Mathew said. Munda is a resident of Balidih in the adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district, the SSP said while addressing a press conference here. (PTI)