Over 50 top Maoist leaders held in Bihar

Altogether 51 leaders and senior members of the proscribed CPI (Maoist) have been arrested by Bihar police up to November this year, official sources said.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 16:30 PM IST

Patna: Altogether 51 leaders and senior members of the proscribed CPI (Maoist) have been arrested by Bihar police up to November this year, official sources said.

These 51 included seven zonal commanders, 10 sub-zonal
commanders and 13 area commanders.

The police also seized 17,995 kg explosive, 1.96 lakh
detonators, 83 landmines and several bombs besides Rs 35.25
lakh in cash during operations against the Maoists, the
sources said.

Besides, the security men recovered 130 weapons, 12 of
them looted from policemen, and over 8200 different kinds of
ammunition from them.
They said altogether 166 Naxal related incidents
occurred in Bihar up to November and the police were engaged
in encounters by Maoists at 21 places. Eight Maoist bunkers
were also destroyed.

Altogether 14 Maoists surrendered before the security
personnel during the encounter.
Naxalites, however, also succeeded in blasting 15
government buildings including police posts, community
centres, schools and block offices this year, the sources
said.

PTI