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MLA Ramesh Munda killing: NIA arrests J'khand police ASI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The National Investigation Agency has arrested a Police assistant sub-inspector in connection with the case of killing of Ramesh Munda, allegedly by Naxalites in 2008.

Investigations have revealed that ASI Sheshnath Singh provided prior information about the movement of Munda to Naxals, who then attacked and killed him, an NIA spokesperson said here.

Singh has been sent to policy custody till October 15, he said.

The NIA teams are also conducting searches at four locations in Ranchi today in connection with the case, the spokesperson said.

Munda, who was a (U) MLA, was killed allegedly by Naxalites when he was delivering a speech at a function in Bundu in his assembly constituency Tamar on July 9, 2008.

His two bodyguards were also killed in the attack.

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First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 17:32 IST