Bihar: Three Maoists arrested

Patna: Police on Friday arrested three CPI(Maoist) activists, including a sub-zonal commander of the proscribed outfit, from Bihar's Aurangabad and Patna districts.

Acting on a tip off, the police intercepted a speeding motorcycle on Kamabigaha-Dev Road in Aurangabad district and nabbed the CPI(Maoist) sub-zonal commander Nawal Bhuyian and his unidentified associate while they were trying to escape to a safer place, Aurangabad's Superintendent of Police S M Jain said.

The naxalites duo were being interrogated about their activities.

In a related development, a CPI(Maoist) cadre Shanivar Manjhi was arrested from a hide out under Dulhin Bazar police station area in Patna district last night.

Dulhin Bazar police station in-charge Abhay Kumar said that Manjhi was wanted in connection with an incident of arson at a construction site for road development.