Self-styled Maoist area commander nabbed in Girdih

A CPI (Maoist) self-styled area commander, wanted in the killing of a policeman, was Monday near Thariamahua-Barakar bridge in Giridih district of Jharkhand.

Updated: Apr 11, 2011, 14:02 PM IST

Giridih: A CPI (Maoist) self-styled
area commander, wanted in the killing of a policeman, was Monday near Thariamahua-Barakar bridge in Giridih district of Jharkhand.
Shiva Turi, who was operating at Dhanbad`s Tundi area,
was arrested during joint raids by Dhanbad and Giridih police
and his arrest would provide vital information on the rebel
outfit, Superintendent of Police A V Homkar told a news
conference here.
"Turi was involved in the Maoist attack on Maniadih
police picket in which a policeman was killed in 2009, besides
the murder of a chowkidar in 2008 and blowing up of two school
buildings during Maoist-called shut-downs," he said.

Turi was a resident of Giridih`s Kudko village.

PTI