Eight suspected rebels of Maoist outfit Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were arrested from Ramgarh district for their alleged crimes including the murder of a CPI leader, police said on Friday.
They were also charged with the abduction of an AJSU Party leader.
PLFI rebel Bajiram Mahato was allegedly involved in both the incidents and evading arrest, said Superintendent of Police Nidhi Dwivedi.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested the eight followers of Mahato who is still at large, she told a press conference.
Arrested miscreants confessed during interrogation that they work for the PLFI, a splinter group of CPI(Maoists) under leadership of Bajiram Mahato, police said.
A country made pistol, 8 cartridges and 3 motorcycles were seized from their possession by SIT.
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