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Maoist held with arms and ammunition

Press Trust of India  |  Jamui 

Security forces today arrested a Maoist with arms and ammunition from Besratand forest near Dulampur village in Bihar's Jamui district after an encounter with the ultras, police said.

Following a tip-off about gathering of some Maoists in the forest, the CRPF's 215th battallion jawans reached the spot in wee hours and started sealing the area before they came under fire from the ultras, Superintendent of Police (SP) Jayant Kant said.

The jawans fired 20 rounds to quell the Maoists, most of whom escaped from the spot, he said, adding the security personnel, arrested an ultra Sanjay Marandi alias Motilal Marandi, said to be a former area commander of the CPI(Maoist) and native of Udaipur village under Chakai police station area.

Two rifles with 67 ammunitions and a pistol with one ammunition, police uniform, naxal literature, papers related to levy collection, and levy receipts among other things were seized from him, Kant said.

First Published: Tue, July 12 2016. 21:07 IST