Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Top Maoist 'commander' held in Bihar

Bhagalpur, Bihar (PTI): A top self-styled Commander of the proscribed CPI (Maoist), wanted in several cases of Naxal violence in Bihar and adjoining Jharkhand, has been arrested in Bhagalpur.

Chimat Rai alias Kishan Rai, wanted in over 24 cases of murder, dacoity, loot and extremist violence, was arrested from the house of a relative at Gauradih village under Ishipur police station last night, official sources said.

Rai, in-charge of the underground outfit for Godda and Sahebganj districts of Jharkhand, was arrested on a tip-off, sources said.

The arrested Naxalite is a resident of Dighi village in Mehrama police station limits of Godda district, adjoining Bihar.

It is not yet known if any weapons were recovered from him.

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