Friday, December 11, 2009

Naxalite held, landmines recovered in Jharkhand

Press Trust Of India
Gumla (Jharkhand), December 10, 2009
First Published: 18:59 IST(10/12/2009)
Last Updated: 19:02 IST(10/12/2009)

A hardcore Maoist was arrested and three landmines were recovered on Thursday from different areas of Jharkhand, where the five-phased assembly polls are currently underway, police said.

The Maoist, identified as Joseph, was arrested from a village in Gumla district during a combing operation by CRPF personnel, they said, adding he was an expert in making IEDs.

In a separate incident, security personnel recovered three powerful landmines from Bidir village of Latehar district, which were later defused.

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