Latehar: An area commander of CPI (Maoists) involved in the attack on the convoy of BJP MP V D Ram before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls was on Saturday arrested here.
Superintendent of Police Anup Birtheray said that acting on a tip-off, CRPF and District Armed Force personnel conducted a raid in Beyand village under Manika Police station and arrested Kunwar Yadav alias Baleshwar Yadav.
Birtheray at a press conference said Kunwar worked under Sub-Zonal commander Shravan Yadav before becoming area commander.
Kunwar, who was a named accused in five naxal-related incidents including the attack on Ram's convoy ahead of the Lok Sabha poll in Patki jungle, was living in the village since last two months, the SP said.
The Maoist leader is being questioned.