Maoist involved in 40 cases arrested in Uttar Pradesh

October 25th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) A Maoist guerrilla, wanted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Bihar police in over 40 criminal cases, was arrested in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, the police said Saturday.”Sudama Urao, a Maoist, was arrested Friday late night in a forest area Vijayagarh,” Sonebhadra district police chief Ram Kumar told IANS over the telephone.

Sonebhadra district is about 250 km from Lucknow.

Urao carried a reward of Rs.50,000 each from the CBI and the Bihar police, he added.

While the police nabbed Urao and seized a rifle and several cartridges, three of his aides escaped.

Urao, who hails from Bihar, was on the run since 2002 after he killed a divisional forest officer Sanjay Singh in Rohtas district in Bihar, the police alleged.

“In Bihar alone, Urao has over 20 criminal cases pending against him,” said Kumar. “We have informed the Bihar government and the CBI about the arrest.”

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