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Naxalite commander arrested from Noida

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

A Naxalite commander, carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh, has been arrested along with five accomplices from an apartment in Sector 49 here, police said today.

Pradeep Singh Kharwar from Bariyatu village in Jharkhand's Latehar district was last night arrested during a joint operation by the Anti-Squad (ATS) and intelligence agencies.

The area commander was hiding in since February 2012. He carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his arrest, they said.

A major attack in and NCR has been averted with the arrest, police claimed, adding six weapons were seized from their possession.

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 13:42 IST