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Jharkhand police arrest six Maoists in Khunti district; seize mobile phones, motorcycles

Khunti: Six People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) militants were arrested from different spots in Naxal-hit Khunti district of Jharkhand, a police officer said.

Acting on a tip-off that some active PLFI ultras had assembled at Balo, Superintendent of Police Ashwini Kumar Sinha constituted a police team to conduct a raid, the officer said.

The police team reached the spot and arrested three ultras, Sinha said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

The ultras were identified as Devendra Gope, Mangra Barjo and Linus Kundalana, he said.

They told the police they had assembled at Balo to hand over the organisation’s letterhead and a mobile phone to Bagrai Champia, the 'area commander'.

The letterhead, a mobile phone and a motorcycle without a registration number were also seized, Sinha said.

In another incident, three other PLFI militants were arrested from Sawda village of the district.

The ultras were identified as Kisto Kashyap, Anand Munda and Anup Verma, the SP said.

The police recovered a motorcycle, two mobile phones and PLFI leaflets from them, he added.

Published Date: Oct 12, 2017 12:39 PM | Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017 12:39 PM

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