Aurangabad: The Bihar Police have arrested six alleged Maoist operatives, including an area commander, from two different places in Aurangabad district and claimed they were trying to commit a big incident there on the occasion of their bandh call across three states on Thursday.
Aurangabad Superintendent of Police Babu Ram said among the arrested Maoists, one identified as Vijay was arrested from Mali village, while five others were nabbed from Bamhauli village under Deo police station limits.
"Vijay is the commander of Koel-Sone area and was involved in several incidents of Left-Wing Extremism. Among the other five arrested Maoists, three are from Palamu district in neighbouring Jharkhand, while two are from Aurangabad district," Ram said.
Ram said the six were suspected to have been planning to execute some big plan in the wake of Chhattisgarh-Jharkhand-Bihar bandh called by the CPI(Maoist) today to protest the death of their commander Dr Shivanand Bhagat alias Sylvester Minz in an encounter with the security forces in Gumla district in Jharkhand.
The SP added the arrested persons were being interrogated about their plans and involvement in the past incidents of violence.