Khunti (Jharkhand): Two more Maoists,
who were allegedly involved in the kidnapping and beheading of
police inspector Francis Induwar, were on Saturday arrested in the
Mosanga forests of Khunti district, a police officer said.
Santosh Munda alias Mithun, the self-styled zonal
commander of Bundu/Adki/Tamar areas, and Dipu Lohra were
arrested after several hours of raids by the district police
and the CRPF in the forests under Adki police station, the
Superintendent of Police, Manoj Kaushik, told newsmen here.
A gun, seven can bombs buried at a place in the forest,
and other explosive materials, Rs 50,000 cash and naxal
literature were recovered after the arrest of the two Maoists.
A week ago, the police had caught another naxalite in
Ranchi district in connection with Induwar`s killing. All the
three are `closed associates` of kingpin Kundan Pahan, who
the police believe the masterminded the grisly beheading
of the special branch officer in October last year.
Mithun and Dipu, the SP alleged, were also behind the
looting ICICI`s transit van worth over Rs one crore and gold
near Bundu and wanted in the killing of JDU MLA Ramesh Singh
Munda a couple of years ago.
In a separate incident near Bundu in Ranchi district, the
security forces and the Maoists exchanged gunfire late last
night with the police claiming to have shot at some