Thursday, December 08, 2005

Two Maoists, involved in prison attack, held

Thursday December 8 2005 08:42 IST

JEHANABAD: Two hardcore CPI (Maoist) rebels, who allegedly participated in the November 13 night attack on the sub-jail here, were arrested on Wednesday.

Superintendent of police B S Meena said Rajiv Kahar and Shivratan Das, both wanted in several cases of Naxal-sponsored violence, were arrested in a raid on their hideout on Barabar hills under Makhdumpur police station of the district.

Observing that no weapons were found on them, Meena said the two, hailing from Godiha village under Parasbigha police station of the district, confessed to their involvement in the attack.

Over 350 jail inmates had escaped following the November 13 attack. The arrested Naxalites told the police that a meeting of around 200 members of four armed squads of the 'guerrilla army' of the underground outfit belonging to Jehanabad, Gaya, Nawada and Aurangabad districts was held at a place in Aurangabad a day before the attack on jail.

"They have given other vital information about the attack and those involved in it but we don't want to share these with the media as it would cause adverse impact on our campaign against the Naxalite organisations," Meena said.

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