Friday, June 26, 2009

Two Maoists held in Jharkhand with 200 kg of explosives

26 Jun 2009, 1735 hrs IST, IANS




BOKARO: Two Maoist rebels were Friday arrested with 200 kg of explosives and incriminating documents in Bokaro district of Jharkhand, police said.


The two rebels, identified as Santosh Sao and Ganesh Sao, were arrested from Lalpania near Jhumra hill, around 45 km from the steel city of Bokaro Friday afternoon and 200 kg of explosives and 100 pieces of detonators were recovered from them, police said.

They were described as hard-core activists of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist. They were involved in supplying explosives and arms to the 'red squad' of the party, according to police.

On June 12, Maoist rebels had killed 12 security personnel at two places near Bokaro.

In another development, a rebel from the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) was killed in a gunfight with security personnel in Premnagar village on the outskirts of state capital Ranchi late Thursday night.

Maoists killed a person at Parasi village under Tamar block of Ranchi early Friday morning, police said.

Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the state's 24 districts. Nearly 1,500 people have been killed in Maoist-related violence in the last eight years.

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