Seven Maoists held in Bihar

Seven Maoists, including a `commander`, were arrested during joint raids by police and Cobra Battalion of CRPF.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 16:53 PM IST

Dehri-on-Sone: Seven Maoists, including a `commander`, were arrested during joint raids by police and Cobra Battalion of CRPF from two places in Rohtas district, police said on Monday.
Acting on a tip-off, police and Cobra Battalion of CRPF raided a place near an under-construction bridge over river Sone yesterday and arrested Maoist `commander` Sudarashan Ram alias Firoj and his four accomplices, SP Manu Maharaj said.
They were wanted in connection with the killing of Bikramganj sub-divisional police officer and over a dozen other cases, Maharaj said, adding that 4 country-made weapons, 17 live cartridges and 4 mobile phones were seized from them.

In a separate raid, two ultras were arrested from Chutia
area in Rohtas district, he added.

PTI