Maoist sub-zonal commander killed, 2 associates arrested in Jharkhand

A self-styled sub-zonal commander of the CPI(Maoist) was killed while his two associates were arrested following a fierce encounter with the police at Bardi village in Naxal-hit Ghatsila sub-division of East Singhbhum district.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 12:04 PM IST

Jamshedpur: A self-styled sub-zonal
commander of the CPI(Maoist) was killed while his two
associates were arrested following a fierce encounter with the
police at Bardi village in Naxal-hit Ghatsila sub-division of
East Singhbhum district.

DIG (Kolhan) Navin Kumar Singh said that Dalma squad
sub-zonal commander Arup Mochi was killed and two other
Maoists - Maheshwar Mahto and Ganesh Chandra Tudu - were
arrested in the encounter Monday night.

Singh said one more person was detained for
interrogation.

The police also recovered two police rifles, one 9 mm
pistol and one 7.65 mm pistol along with a large quantity of
live cartridges and cash from the spot.

The encounter took place a day after suspected Maoists
shot at and critically injured a villager at Sonahatu village
under Chakulia police station.

PTI