Thursday, August 06, 2009

Elusive extremist in police net after 15 years

Chennai, Aug 6 (PTI) A Maoist, who had been absconding since 1994 in Tamil Nadu and wanted in various cases, has been arrested here.

Krishnan alias Santhanrajan, a member of the frontal organisation of People's War Group, "Uzhavar Uzhaippalar Mamandram", was arrested yesterday, a police press release said.

The Villupuram-based college dropout was at the forefront in running the PWG in Naxal-infested area of Dharmapuri between 1994 and 2004, the release said.

A total of six cases, including attempt to murder and keeping pipe bombs in possession, were pending against him, it said, adding that non-bailable warrants (NBW) were also pending.

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