Lakhisarai encounter suspect, 3 other Maoists held

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.

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2010, 23:05 PM IST

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.

PTI