Maoist arrested in Garhwa

Garwha (Jharkhand): A self-styled area commander of the CPI (Maoist) has been arrested from the forests of Bilaiti Khair in the Maoist-hit Garhwa district, the police said here Saturday.

On a tip-off that Mukhlal Yadav was in the forest area, the security forces conducted raids and apprehended the Maoist yesterday, according to Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj.

"A gun and 1,540 cartridges were seized from his possession," the SP said.

The arrest came on the eve of the Maoists' Week from November 24 to 30.