Monday, November 16, 2009

Six Maoists arrested in Munger

Kashi Prasad, TNN 16 November 2009, 06:03am IST

MUNGER: The owner of the car, from which huge quantity of explosives was seized in Patna recently, was arrested on Sunday from a village under the
Haveli Kharagpur police station in Munger district.

Haveli Kharagpur SDPO K Chandra said acting on a tip-off, Munger SP M Sunil Kumar Nayak constituted a special task force which raided the house of Ashok Paswan and arrested him. Ashok's brother Manoj Paswan and car driver Tuntun Shah, both residents of village Gowadda under the Haveli Kharagpur police station, were also arrested.

Chandra said the three arrested persons are hardcore Naxalites. The car was used by Ashok to carry firearms and explosives. The explosives were stored at the house of one Ishwar Shah, resident of village Vanvarsha under the Nayaramnagar police station in Munger. Police also arrested Ishwar and his two associates, who are also hardcore Naxalites.

The SDPO said the arrested persons have admitted that they were involved in the murder of a contractor of Haveli Kharagpur and two other influential persons of the sub-division in 2008-09.

The Munger SP said police seized huge quantity of gun powder, 145 detonators, 70 safety fuse and one grenade during the raid on Ishwar's house on Sunday. More raids are being conducted.

The SP said hunt is on for the butcher who was employed by the Maoists to cut the bodies into pieces.

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