Arms supplier to Maoists arrested in Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh: A Bihar-based person was on Monday arrested in Hazaribagh district for supplying arms to the Maoists, police said.

"Rana Singh alias Pappu Singh, who was nabbed from Charhi block of the district, is the gang leader of the team supplying arms to the Maoists operating in Hazaribagh, Ramgarh and Chatra districts. After finalising deals with the Maoists, he used to supply arms to the Maoists at a spot fixed by the ultras, Superintendent of Police Pankaj Kamboj told reporters here.

Singh belongs to Amba village of Bihar?s Nalanda district, the SP said.

Rana's name appeared on the police radar a month ago when three persons of his gang were arrested, the police officer said.