Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maoist 'commander' arrested, wife detained

30 Dec 2008, 0213 hrs IST, TNN

BHAGALPUR: A Maoist wanted in several cases of crime, including murder, dacoity and extortion, was on Monday arrested from a village in Bhagalpur
district of Bihar.

Chimat Rai, a self-styled commander, had been an absconder on police records for the last 15 years.

Rai's wife has also been detained by the police.

A member of the Shantipal group, Rai was arrested from his in-laws' house at Goradih village on a tip-off by local residents. Police sources said Rai was involved in several cases in Bhagalpur and adjoining Godda in Jharkhand.

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