Lakhisarai encounter suspect, 3 other Maoists held
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Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010, 23:05
Lakhisarai (Bihar): Four Maoists, one of them involved in an encounter with police in a forest in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, were arrested from the district on Friday.

Gaurav Raj, hailing from Ghatwari under Dharhara police station in Munger district, and three others were picked up at Khudiban village in the district today, DGP Neelmani told agency in Patna.

Raj was one of the Maoist suspects involved in the August 29 encounter at a forest in Lakhisarai in which seven policemen were killed and four others kidnapped by the ultras. One of the four abducted ultras was later killed by the Maoists.

While one of the other hardcore Maoists have been identified as Nandu Thakur, a resident of Khudiban, exact identity of the other two was still being ascertained, Superintendent of Police (SP) Ranjeet Kumar Mishra said.

The SP said the four were putting up a poster at a polling station at Khudiban village calling for boycott of the assembly polls when they were rounded up.

Naxal literature and posters calling for boycott of the assembly polls were found from them.

So far 16 Maoists, including two self-styled area commanders of the outfit, had been arrested in connection with the encounter.


First Published: Friday, October 15, 2010, 23:05

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