Two Maoist commanders arrested in Jharkhand

December 19th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Dec 19 (IANS) Two area commanders of the outlawed guerrilla group, the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), were arrested from Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district Friday, the police said.Acting on a tip off, the police raided two separate places in the district and arrested the duo identified as Kashi Yadav and Vinay Marandi.

Kashi Yadav was held from Mahutand village, while police nabbed Marandi from an area bordering Giridih district.

Police have seized two revolvers, live cartridges and Naxal literature from them.

Kashi Yadav was wanted in more than a dozen cases by the police of three districts of the state.

Maoists are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. In last seven years, more than 1,300 people, including civilians and security personnel, have been killed. According to government records, 714 civilians and 320 security personnel have been killed in Maoist related violence so far.

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