Jharkhand: Landmine mastermind Maoist arrested

Last Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 00:15

Lohardaga: A Maoist, who had
masterminded the May 3 landmine blast that killed 11
policemen, was on Saturday arrested in Lohardaga district of
Jharkhand, the police said here.

"Akshaya, alias Vinod Singh, a sub-zonal commander of
CPI (Maoist), was arrested from a place in the district. He
carried a reward on his head and is wanted in the May 3, 2011,
landmine blast at Dhardharia village when 11 policemen were
killed," Superintendent of Police Jitendra Kumar told
reporters here.

The Maoist cadre is also facing at least 11 other cases,
including arson and extortion, the police officer said,
adding a revolver, a pistol, four bullets and Naxal literature
were recovered from him.


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First Published: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 00:15

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