Sasaram: Five Maoists were on thursday arrested
during an encounter between security personnel and the
ultra-left cadre at Suarmanwa forest in Rohtas district of
Bihar, police said.
The encounter lasted for about two hours in which the
personnel of the joint team used about 100 rounds in
retaliatory action after they were fired upon by the ultras,
Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said.
There were blood marks at several places indicating
that several Maoists may have sustained injuries in the
encounter, Maharaj said.
A joint team of police, CRPF`s CoBRA unit
launched the operation based on specific intelligence input,
Three rifles, 25 detonators, 25 live cartridges, three
magazines, one lathe machine and other materials used for
processing weapons were seized, the SP said.
The arrested ultras have been identified as Jagdish
Chero, Nandu Vishwakarma, Tikaram Chero, Uday Ram and Munni
Chero, he said.
While Jagdish Chero was said to be a member of the
Rohtas sub-zonal committee of the proscribed unit, Chandu
Vishwakarma was belonged to Jharkhand and had expertise in
processing weapons, Maharaj said.
Combing and search operation in Suarmanwa forests
were still on, he said.