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Two Maoist commanders arrested in Jharkhand

IANS  |  Ranchi 

Two commanders were arrested and weapons seized following a joint operation by Police and the in Chatra district on Tuesday, police said.

A Tritiya Prastuti Committee armed squad had gathered in Turi village in the Simaria police station jurisdiction to execute some big incident when a joint raid was conducted following a tip-off.

Two leaders Rajesh Ganju and Hiralal Ganjhu were arrested, police said.

Apart from a US-made rifle and a carbine, seven other firearms, 450 cartridges, four mobile phones, six magazines and Rs 56,000 were seized.

Maoists are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.



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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 20:04 IST