Bihar Police arrests four Maoists in Banka district

Sunday, December 5, 2010

BANKA - Bihar Police arrested four Maoists including a woman and seized arms and ammunition from Banka District on Sunday.

Two pistols, 36 cartridges of bullets, a motorcycle and Maoist literature were seized from the Maoists.

One of the arrested Maoists, Taro Mandal alias Tarkeshwar Mandal was wanted in over two- dozen cases of violence in various districts of Bihar.

“A notorious Maoist Taro Mandal alias Tarkeshwar Mandal alias Shankar Rai, a resident of Chilki Khand village in Charka Pathar district has been arrested. Along with him Ranjeet Rai, alias Suresh Rai from Kharagpur district has been arrested. Taro Mandal has been a wanted in more than two dozen cases,” said Shyam Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Banka district.

Kumar also informed that Mandal had planned to disturb the polling session during the recently concluded assembly elections.

“Taro Mandal was the prime accused in setting many vehicles on fire during the recently concluded assembly elections. He had fixed three landmines in Bihar region to disturb the poll process. But acting on the information provided by the accused and other intelligence he could not trigger the blast,” said Kumar.

Reportedly, the arrested Maoist has also revealed that they had planned to kill former minister of Department of Social Welfare Damodar Rawat and Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur district K. Chandra but their bid failed. (ANI)

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