Jharkhand Police arrest five Maoists in Ramgarh

Ramgarh: In a major breakthrough for security forces battling left-wing extremism, Jharkhand Police on Tuesday arrested five Maoists during a raid in Ramgarh district. The nabbed ultras hail from a newly formed outfit, the Jharkhand Kranti Raksha Dal (JKRD), which the police claim is a breakaway faction of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist group. One of the arrested rebels has been identified as JKRD chief Bandhan Horo alias Binay. He was arrested along with his four other associates after the police busted their hideout in a densely forested area near Ramgarh. According to the police, Horo and the other accused had been wanted in a string of criminal cases pertaining to extortion and violence. The Superintendent of Police, Anis Gupta, revealed the cache of goods seized from the arrested ultras. "We have arrested five people. We have also seized a country-made pistol, some cartridges, posters and mobile SIM cards from them," he told the media here. Gupta further disclosed that the five Maoists had been planning to carry out a major attack in the region when they were arrested. "During the interrogation, we have learnt that these Maoists were planning to perpetrate a huge attack in the area. They could have burnt and damaged payloaders and dumpers used in construction," said Gupta. "One of the arrested ultras, Bandhan Horo, has also been a member of the TPC (Tritya Prastuti Committee, a breakaway faction of the Communist Party of India-Maoists). He had been injured in a police encounter in 2009. He has also spent some time in prison. After his release, he formed his own faction, the Jharkhand Kranti Raksha Dal," he added.

Courtesy : yahoo news(ANI) 28.02.2012


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