PLFI ultra injured, four extremists arrested in Jharkhand
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 22:25
Ranchi: One Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ultra was injured and four Maoists were arrested at Ramgarh and Lohardaga districts of Jharkhand on Thursday, the police said.

A PLFI ultra was injured in a gunfight with security forces at Jamtakemtoli village in Gumla. The forces faced gunfire by the outfit when they were returning after patrolling duty, district superintendent of police N K Singh said.

The ultra, however, fled along with his associates into the forests, he said adding a country-made pistol and some bullets were recovered from the spot.

Lohardaga police superintendent Subodh Prasad said the security forces following a tip-off apprehended the self-styled Maoist 'deputy commander' Bimal Nagesia at a place at Kisko.

Nagesia, who was allegedly involved in at least 30 Maoist-related case, was allegedly plotting to blow up a rest house at Netarhat, the SP claimed.

Ramgarh superintendent of police Anup T Mathew told agency that three ultras of Jharkhand Prastui Committee were arrested from Bhurkunda area.

A pistol, some bullets, uniform and a letter-head of the JPC demanding extortion from a businessman in Ramgarh were seized from th three, he added.

In another incident, police recovered a ten-kg can bomb from near a road through which they were returning after patrolling some areas under Nawadih police station in Bokaro district.

"The explosive was hidden near the road with an aim to target the police vehicle. However, the policemen were on foot and traced the bomb hidden under a culvert at Sarubeda village," the Nawadih police in-charge, Arun Kumar Matha told newsmen.


First Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 22:25

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