Friday, June 27, 2008

Senior Maoist leader arrested

Sheohar (PTI): A senior CPI (Maoist) leader Devendra Sahni alias Ratnakar has been arrested from a Naxalite hideout in Bihar's Sheohar district, police said on wednesday.

Sahni, treasurer of the banned outfit's North Bihar committee, was arrested late Tuesday night when, acting on specific information, a police team raided the hideout at Lakhminia village under Shyampur-Bhatta police station.

While other Maoist ultras managed to flee taking advantage of darkness, Sahni was caught, sub-divisional police officer Vinod Kumar Mishra said,

Police seized Rs 10,500 in cash that the arrested Naxalite leader was carrying, he said.

Sahni was being interrogated.

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