Hardcore Maoist arrested in Ranchi

A Maoist area commander carrying Rs two lakh on his head was on Thursday was arrested at Burhmu in Ranchi district.

Ranchi: A Maoist area commander carrying Rs two lakh on his head was on Thursday arrested at Burhmu in Ranchi district and Rs 4.74 lakh cash recovered from his possession.

"Arjun Singh alias Babua Singh, Maoist area commander, has been arrested. Rs 4,74,000 levy (extortion) amount has been recovered from his possession," Senior Superintendent of Police Saket Kumar Singh said here.

Carrying a reward of Rs two lakh on his head, the SSP said the rebel was wanted in more than 24 Maoist-related cases.

The arrest was made following a tip-off.

PTI

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