Sunday, November 22, 2009

Maoist arrested in Lohardaga

TNN 22 November 2009,
Lohardaga

LOHARDAGA: The district police on Saturday arrestes a Maoist, Vardan Minz (45), son of one Tiyus Minz and resident of Narauli village under Bhandra police station.

Lohardaga SP Subodh Prasad said Minz was wanted in about a dozen Maoist-related cases in the district and adjoining areas. At least eight cases, including the killing of a chowkidar on the eve of Republic Day in 2001, have pending ahgainst him at the Bhandra police station. One case each was reported to be pending against him in Lohardaga town and Sisai police station of Gumla district.

The SP said Minz had shifted his base to Kolkata and was working there. "Acting on a tip off, we managed to arrest him when he came to meet his family," the SP said.

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