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6 Maoists arrested in Bihar

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 19:40

Motihari: In a joint operation, the CRPF and the Bihar Police on Monday arrested six Maoists in East Champaran district, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the CRPF and the district police raided areas under Rajepur and Patahi police station and held six Maoists for allegedly hatching a plan to trigger violence during the elections, SP Operation Rajiv Kumar said.

Those arrested included Viyonath Manjhi alias Sanjay, wanted in several Naxal-related incidents, he said, adding two countrymande pistols, ten live bullets and Naxal literature have been recovered from them.

Though polling will be held in seven seats in Bihar tomorrow, voting in East Champaran district will be held in the last phase on May 12.

First Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 19:40

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