CPI(M) area commander, 2 other ultras held

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:53

Motihari/Aurangabad: Three Naxalites, including the CPI(Maoist) `area commander`, were on Thursday arrested from Bihar`s East Champaran and Aurangabad districts,
police officials said.

Acting on a tip off, police arrested the CPI(Maoist) `area commander` Balram Sahni and his associate Bashath Kunwar from Bajhia sahni tola under Kotwa police station area in East Champaran district, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Ganesh
Kumar said.

The police raided a hideout and nabbed the ultra duo while they were asleep, he said, adding Sahni was wanted in nine cases of murder and extortion and was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head.

Another naxalite Ramji Paswan was arrested from a village under Rafiganj police station area in Aurangabad district, the Director General of Police (DGP) Abhayanand said.

Paswan had come to collect levy from a local contractor Raja Singh when the cops arrested him, he said, adding a countrymade rifle was seized from Paswan`s
possession.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 12:53
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