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Hardcore Naxal held in UP`s Sonbhadra

Last Updated: Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 20:59

Lucknow: A Naxalite carrying a reward of Rs
50,000 on his head was today arrested along with his
accomplice following an encounter in Sonbhadra district,
police said.

Girdhar Gopal alias Gope, a hardcore naxalite, was
arrested along with his accomplice Gorakhnath Yadav, a native
of Jharkhand, from Kon area of Sonbhadra district in the wee
hours this morning, they said.

A double barrel gun and cartridges were seized from their
possession.

Superintendent of Police Pritinder Singh said Gope was
facing charges in nine cases, including that of murder and
arson while Yadav is an accused in four cases.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 20:59
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