Police arrest Maoists, seize explosives
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Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 23:18
  
Latehar/Bokaro: Security forces seized explosives and arrested two Maoists from separate places during anti-naxal operations in Jharkhand’s Latehar and Bokaro districts, police said on Monday.

As many as seven IEDs were recovered at Barwadih in Latehar district during search operation during the day, the police said in Latehar.

In the two-day search operation by the 26th battalion of the CRPF and Bokaro district police since yesterday, the police nabbed Maoist 'area commander' Janaki Mahato and alleged rebel Moti Mahato from villages situated near Jhumra foothills, additional Superintendent of Police Prasant Karn told reporters in Bokaro.

The operation was launched under helicopter surveillance, he said, adding a huge cache of explosives were recovered during the scourging of dense forests.

Besides four IEDS, the security men seized 500 gram of gun powder, 15-metre black wire, 20 kg ammonium nitrate, a double barrel gun and one country-made gun, the ASP said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 23:18


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