Six top Maoist leaders arrested in Bihar

Six top Maoist leaders were arrested in a raid by police in Rampur area of Bihar`s Gaya district, a senior police official said on Sunday.

Updated: Dec 26, 2010, 14:13 PM IST

Gaya: Six top Maoist leaders were arrested
in a raid by police in Rampur area of Bihar`s Gaya district, a
senior police official said on Sunday.

The six, including `zonal commander` of CPI(Maoist)
Bhushan Sharma were arrested when the police raided several
places in Rampur on Saturday evening following information
that they were planning to attack the divisional jail here,
DIG (Magadh range) Jitendra Kumar said.

Besides Sharma, the others netted by the police are
CPI(Maoist) `regional commander` Suresh Yadav alias Chandanji,
`area commanders` Jainandan Paswan, Jitendra singh and
Arjun Paswan and secretary of the outfit`s zonal sub-committee
Yugal Yadav.

The arrested Maoist leaders were involved in the killing
of a Station House Officer Mithilesh Prasad in Gaya and 45
other Naxal related incidents in Bihar and Jharkhand, Kumar
said.

One AK-56 rifle, two regular carbines looted from police,
two country-made pistols, 249 live cartridges besides Rs
59,000 in cash and seven mobile phones were seized from them,
he added.

PTI