Two Maoists carrying award of Rs 5 lakh each nabbed by police

Ranchi: In yet another success for security forces involved in anti-insurgency operations in the state two Maoists carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on their heads have been arrested from Latehar district. Briefing the press on Saturday IG Operations of Jharkhand Police Amol V Homkar said as part of the ongoing operation against Ravindra Ganjhu these two hardcore Maoists have been caught.

He said that the arrested have been identified as sub-zonal commander Sudarshan Bhuiyaan alias Nand Kishore Bharti and sub-zonal commander Balak Ganjhu. The IG said that while 57 cases are registered against Sudarshan Bhuiyaan, 25 are also registered against Balak Ganjhu. Based on the input provided by the duo three 303 rifles and 172 live cartridges were recovered. IG Operations said that as part of operation Double Bull so far 23 weapons have been recovered out of these 19 had been looted from the police. He said that prior to that in 2018 from the Maoists in Pirtand of Giridih district 11 weapons had been recovered.

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