Six Maoist guerrillas arrested in Jharkhand

June 4th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, June 4 (IANS) Six members of the Jharkhand Liberation Tiger (JLT), a Maoist group, were arrested Wednesday in the state’s Gumla district, the police said. The Maoist rebels were arrested from Gumla district’s Bagacha area after they had extorted money from a petrol pump owner. The arrested Maoist guerrillas include Ravi, who is an area commander of the organisation, the police said.

The police have seized two pistols, 20 live cartridges and Rs.17,000 cash from them.

JLT members are active in Gumla, Garwah and Hazaribagh districts of Jharkhand.

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