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
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