Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bihar Police arrest four Maoist rebels, 200 live cartridges recovered

From ANI

Gaya, July 25: Police on Saturday arrested four Maoist rebels in Bihar's Gaya district and recovered 200 live cartridges and three cellular phones from them.

Acting on a tip off, the police and the Special Task Force (STF) in a joint operation nabbed the four-Ramadha Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ram Janam and Parshuram-whom the police described being active members of the Moist Communist Centre.

"Acting on a tip off, the Special Task Force (STF) and the police in a joint operation cracked down the exchange of arms between the Maoists and nabbed four of them," said Rajvansh Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The Maoists were caught when they were waiting to deliver the consignment of cartridges, said police.

"We had gone there (at the destination to exchange arms), stopped our vehicle, our friends took time to reach the place. We were calling them, but got caught by the police," said one of the arrested Maoists, Umesh Yadav.

Bihar is one of the nine States affected by over three-decade-old Maoist revolt.

The Government of India recently banned and formally labelled Maoist insurgents a terrorist group, hoping it would give security forces more enforcement powers after the rebels briefly created a "liberated zone" in eastern parts of the country.

Copyright Asian News International/

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