Saturday, June 27, 2009

Two hardcore naxalites arrested; explosives seized

Bokaro(Jharkhand), June 26: Two hardcore Maoists, considered a "prize catch, were today arrested and the police seized a large quantity of explosives from them in a forest of Bokaro district.

A total of 200 kg explosives and 98 pieces of detonators were seized from them, Superintendent of Police L P Singh told newsmen here.

The Maoists were identified as Sanjay Sao and Ganesh Sao. They were to supply the consignment to their Zonal Commander Naveen Manjhi, Singh added.

Following a tip-off, a police contingent went to the forest under Lalpania police station, about 190 km from Ranchi, and surrounded a naxal hideout from where the duo was nabbed, he said.

The two are "prize catch" and very important for the police, Singh said, apparently referring to the twin naxal strike that killed 11 policemen in the district earlier this month.

Bureau Report

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