Two Maoists held in Bihar

Ara: Two maoists, including its self-styled zonal commander were arrested from Pero area in Bihar's Bhojpur district on Thursday, Superintendent of Police M R Nayak said.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested a self-styled zonal commander of the naxalites Binay alis Pankaj, carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000 on his head and his accomplice Manish, Nayak said.

Police also seized five weapons including a couple of rifles looted from police, besides 172 rounds of ammunition, five detonators and several naxal literatures on the information provided by the ultras.