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Wanted Maoist held in Bokaro

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 01:30

Bokaro: A Maoist, named as a
key accused in the murder of a CPI (ML-Liberation) MLA and
carrying a reward of Rs two lakh on his head, was arrested in
Bokaro district.

A senior police officer said the Maoist, identified as
Ramesh Mandal alias Satna Das and key accused in the killing
of CPI (ML-Liberation) MLA Mahendra Prasad Singh, was arrested
yesterday from a place under Lalpania police station of the
district.

Mandal had been in hiding at Bokaro for the last
three years and had over 12 Maoist-related criminal cases
pending against him.

Singh, who was a three-time MLA, had been shot dead
by suspected Maoists in January, 2005 while on a campaign tour
ahead of the first assembly elections that year after the
creation of Jharkhand from Bihar.

-PTI

First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 01:30
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