Former Maoists file nominations on RJD, JMM tickets

Medininagar: Two former Maoists, now in Latehar jail, filed their nomination papers for the Jharkhand assembly elections on RJD and JMM tickets today.

Keshwar Yadav and Jugal Pal, the self-styled zonal commanders of CPI(Maoist), were arrested a couple of years ago and lodged in Latehar jail.

While RJD allotted a ticket to Yadav for Panki constituency, JMM has fielded Pal from Bishrampur seat.

Both the seats are in Palamu district.

The duo were brought amid tight security here for filing their nominations, official sources said.

In the May Lok Sabha elections, JMM had fielded another former Maoist, Kameshwar Baitha, who won from Palamau. He is now lodged in Garwah jail.