Two Naxalites including TPC area commander arrested in Chatra – Police

Ranchi: Chatra police have arrested the area commander of Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC). TPC area commander Neeraj Ganjhu and his associate, who set arson and opened fire on two Hiwa vehicles carrying coal in Amrapali, have been arrested. The police have arrested and sent him to judicial custody.

In this regard, further action was being taken by registering case number 55/2023 in Piparwar police station. A press release issued by Chatra Police said, Jharkhand government has resolved to make the state Naxal free.

Chatra Police is continuously running a campaign to eliminate Naxalites.

After the incident of setting a fire of two Haiva vehicles in Piparwar police station area, on December 29, Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ranjan received secret information that 8-10 TPC Naxalites had gathered in Benti Barwa Tola forest and were planning to carry out some major incident.

After which a campaign team was formed under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police Headquarters Kedar Ram for verification and action against the said incident. During the raid operation being conducted by the expedition team in the forest of Benti Barwa, two persons were seen running away, who were chased and captured by the members of the expedition team. The remaining militants managed to escape from the spot.

The captured militants include TPC area commander Neeraj Ganjhu alias Jaimangal father Narayan Ganjhu along with Dhaneshwar Karmali alias Dhela alias DK father Dhathur Karmali, both of Sakin Benti Barwa Tola, police station Piparwar district Chatra.

Kedar Ram sub-divisional police officer Tandwa, Tandwa police station in-charge police inspector Vijay Singh, Piparwar police station in-charge Govind Kumar, Simaria police station in-charge Vivek Kumar, Piparwar police station sub-inspector Rupesh Mahato, Dilip Kumar Baski, Tikvanand Bhagat along with armed forces were involved.

Weapons recovered –

  • A native carbine
  • An American made 7.62 mm pistol
  • One country made pistol of 7.62 mm
  • Five round live cartridges
  • 25 Form of TPC Organization
  • Mobiles and other goods of various companies

Piparwar Police has issued an appeal to the Naxalites saying that all those involved in Naxalite activities should give up the path of violence and surrender and take the benefit of the surrender and rehabilitation scheme of the government.

It is being made more accessible by the government under which the surrendered Naxalites will be shifted to open jail within 24 hours.

Therefore, an appeal is made to all Naxalites to leave the path of violence and join the mainstream of society and take advantage of the government policies.

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