Friday, August 07, 2009

7 Maoists caught in Paliganj

TNN 7 August 2009, 12:17am IST

PATNA: Patna police late on Wednesday night arrested seven Maoists, including the area commander of CPI(Maoist)'s Sone-Punpun area committee, from
Paliganj.

Patna SSP Vineet Vinayak on Thursday said the Maoists were arrested while they were on way to Gurua in Gaya district, carrying sheets of bullet-proof jackets to show them to their seniors so that their outfit could procure it. He said besides the metal-sheets, Naxal literatures were also seized from their possession.

Vinayak said one of the arrested Maoists, Ganesh alias Ganesh Bhagwan, was an accused in a case of loot of five police rifles in Arwal in 1999. He was released from jail about ten months back and elevated to the rank of area commander. Ganesh was also involved in the blast of towers of a private cellphone company in Paliganj few months back, he added.

The arrested Maoists have been identified as Ganesh alias Ganesh Bhagwan, a resident of Imamganj, Manoj Kumar, Rajit Kumar, Upendra Kumar, Nand Kumar, Upendra Gupta and Ramswaroop Paswan alias Naresh Paswan alias Mahesh, all residents of Karpi in Arwal, and Kasinath, a resident of Begumpur in Patna City.

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