4 Maoists held for ambush on security personnel
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 22:08
Lohardaga: Four Maoists, including a woman, have been arrested in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand in connection with the Dhardhadia ambush that had killed 11 security personnel on May 3, the police said on Wednesday.

Suna Kharva, Bishnu Asur, Sudhua Asur and 20-year-old Rehena Khatun were arrested yesterday from Chanduagarh village under Sena police station area of the district, Superintendent of Police A V Minz told reporters here.

"After interrogation they confessed involvement in the incident. It was Suna who had called up the police that ten Maoists had congregated at Dhardhadia and a series of landmines were blasted no sooner had the team reached there," Minz said.

There had been about hundred Maoists and the Naxalites took three weeks to plant landmines, he said.

On May 2 the Maoists had failed to trap the police as the security forces did not respond to information about rebel presence at Rorak village in the district, he said.

Rehena was a member of the Maoists’ firing squad and wanted in a murder case, the SP said.


First Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 22:08

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