Six Maoists held with arms and explosives

Police on Thursday arrested six Maoists ultras after a gun battle and seized arms, explosives and other materials in Bihar`s Rohtas district.

Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 18:52 PM IST

Dehri-on-Sone(Bihar): Police on Thursday arrested
six Maoists ultras after a gun battle and seized arms,
explosives and other materials used for making weapons in
Suarmanwa forests in Bihar`s Rohtas district.
Acting on intelligence inputs, a joint team of police and
the CRPF`s CoBRA unit launched a combing operation in
Suarmanva forests and nabbed the ultras following a two-hour
long encounter with a group of armed ultras, Superintendent of
Police (SP) Manu Maharaj told reporters.

The arrested ultras have been identified as Jagdish
Chero, Nandu Vishwakarma, Tikaram Chero, Uday Ram and Munni
Chero and Upendra Chero, the SP said.

While Jagdish Chero was said to be a member of CPI
(Maoist)`s Rohtas sub-zonal committee, Chandu Vishwakarma was
a native of Jharkhand and has expertise in processing weapons,
Maharaj said.

The team seized two rifles, including an American
semi-automatic rifle, one country-made rifle and a country-
made pistol, besides 25 detonators, five litre liquid
explosives, 25 live cartridges, three magazines and other
materials from the ultras and destroyed an illicit gun factory
being run by the ultras near Banskhoh area, he said.
The security personnel detected blood stains at several
places Suarmanwa forests indicating that several Maoists may
have sustained injuries during encounter with the forces,
Maharaj said, but added that no specific details were
available at present.

PTI