Former Jharkhand minister Gopal Krishna Patar was today arrested by the NIA for allegedly conniving with Naxalites to get his political rival, MLA Ramesh Munda, killed in 2008, a spokesperson for the agency said.
Patar, alias Raja Peter, was arrested in Ranchi, the spokesperson said.
His arrest comes a day after the NIA arrested Jharkhand Police Assistant Sub-Inspector Sheshnath Singh, who allegedly provided prior information about Munda's movement to the Naxals.
Munda, a Janata Dal (U) MLA, was killed 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.
The NIA took over investigation of the case on June 30 this year.
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