Wife of top Maoist leader arrested in Jharkhand

The wife of top Maoist leader Pravir`da was today arrested in Jharkhand`s Dumka district, a senior police officer said here.

Dumka: The wife of top Maoist leader
Pravir`da was today arrested in Jharkhand`s Dumka district, a
senior police officer said here.

"Namita Kumari alias Manju Kumari (22) was arrested at
Kathikund. She was one of the named accused in the attack on a
police team on September 10 in which the Dalpahari police
station incharge had been killed," Superintendent of Police
Hemant Toppo told newsmen here.

"She has confessed that she was an active member of the
CPI (Maoist) and was in the firing squad during that attack on
the police officer," Toppo said.

Namita`s husband, Pravir`da is a top Naxalite and is
based in Giridih district, he added.

This was the fifth Naxal arrest by Dumka police. They
arrested one Maoist yesterday and three others last week.

PTI