Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Suspected Naxals arrested

25 Mar 2009, 0315 hrs IST, TNN

GAYA: Shankar Yadav, a suspected area commander of dreaded Naxal outfit CPI(Maoist), was arrested in a raid conducted in the Chandauti police
station area on Monday night.

Raj Bhallabh, a school student, said to be a fresh recruit of the banned outfit has also been arrested. However, Chander, who is said to be Shankar's superior in the outfit's hierarchy, and some other activists gave the police a slip and managed to flee. The raid was conducted by Tekari SDPO Hari Shankar Kumar.

Confirming Shankar Yadava's arrest, Gaya SP M R Naik said that Shankar was involved in several Naxal operations, including the attack on the Paraiya police station a few years back in which four policemen were killed by the marauding Naxals. More details would be available only after the completion of Shankar's interrogation, the SP said.

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