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PLFI commander, aide arrested in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Latehar (Jharkhand) 

A 'sub zonal commander' of rebel outfit Peoples Liberation Front of (PLFI) was today arrested along with an when they arrived at Balumath-main road under police station to collect levy, police said.

Acting on a tip-off that a PLFI sub-zonal along with his would be arriving near the under-construction Yogiadih Railway crossing to collect levy, of Police Prasant Anand constituted a police team to apprehend them today.

Addressing a press conference here, Anand said the police team rounded up Yadav and Pandey soon after they arrived while another accomplice managed to give police the slip.

A country-made pistol, three live cartridges, six and a PLFI letter pad was recovered from their possession, he said.

A squad headed by Yadav, who was an active member of (Maoists) before he joined PLFI, was active in Chandwa, Latehar, Balumath, station limits. Several cases including collection of levy and firing at a Railway site were registered against him.

Pandey was an active member of rebel outfit JJMP and also an arms supplier, Anand said.

Anand expressed hope that PLFI would be weakened in the district following the arrests.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 19:45 IST