Jharkhand police in a joint operation with personnel from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 193 and 174 battalion, and BDDS unit of Jharkhand Jaguar nabbed as many as five cadres of the outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) on August 8.
Acting on a tip-off the joint team launched an operation and recovered as many as seven Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along with continuity tester, mine charger, walkie-talkie and other material used in IED making from the possession of the Maoist.
All of the arrested cadres of the banned outfit were paraded before the magistrate from where they were sent to the Judicial custody, while the IEDs recovered from the spot were successfully diffused and destroyed, said Chaibasa police in a series of tweets on late August 8 evening.
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— Chaibasa Police (@ChaibasaPolice) August 8, 2023
The search operation was launched days after the Chaibasa police in separate operations had recovered similar materials near forest of Rela Paral village under Goilkera police station limits of insurgency-hit West Singhbhum in Jharkhand.
Earlier in a separate development police in the neighboring Khunti district had also nabbed as many as five cadres of the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the outlawed CPI Maoist on August 6.
The development occurred when security forces on a tip-off raided a forest under Marhu police station limits and arrested the Maoist group, the security personnel also recovered live cartridges along with other materials of the banned outfit from the possession of the accused.
Let us inform you that the Jharkhand police along with other paramilitary forces have been running a major counter-insurgency drive against the Ultras in the state lately, as a result not only the core Maoist zone like Budha Pahad has been declared a naxal free zone but these operations has also led to the arrest and surrender of several big names of the Maoist group.
Recently, in another such operation carried out by the forces last week a self-styled, sub-zonal commander of the banned CPI Maoist, Manoj Parahiya was also arrested from Garhwa district of Jharkhand.
Two Maoist cadres arrested in Aurangabad
In other news the Aurangabad police in a counter-insurgency operation nabbed two cadres of the proscribed CPI Maoist from Pema village under Goh police station limits of Aurangabad on August 7.
As per the information a joint team of district police along with the Special Task Force (STF) raided and arrested Rohit Rai alias Dharmraj (37), a resident of Maniyari under Bhabhu police station limits of Kaimur along with Pramod Yadav (30), a resident of Konch police station limits of Gaya district from Pema village.
The joint team also seized two country made guns, cartridges, and Maoist literature from the possession of the accused, informed Aurangabad police in a press release on August 8.