Gaya/Sasaram: Eight extremists of proscribed CPI (Maoist) including one self-styled area commander of the outfit, were arrested from Bihar`s Gaya and Rohtas districts on Sunday, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Gaya, Binay Kumar said acting on a tip-off, a police team assisted by CRPF personnel raided a house at English village under Mou police out-post in the district and arrested three Maoists including its `Commanders` Mangal Singh alias Jitender Singh, Shravan Yadav and Shiv Prakesh Singh.
An American-made semi-automatic rifle, a regular rifle and a pistol besides 46 rounds of cartridge were recovered from them, he said adding they were wanted in several Maoist-led operations in the area.
Kumar said police also raided a place at Makhdumpur tola and arrested four Naxalites identified as Sanjay Paswan, Butai Paswan alias Rampravesh Paswan, Kavindra Mahto and Munariktai.
Police seized a looted police rifle, a country-made rifle, a gun and a hand grenade apart from several live ammunition from them, Kumar said.
Meanwhile, a hardcore Naxalite identified as Ram Dayal Yadav was arrested from Tardiah village of Rohtas police station in Rohtas district, Superintendent of police Manu Maharaj said.