Two Maoist commanders arrested in Jharkhand

December 17th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranchi, Dec 17 (IANS) Two Maoist commanders were arrested in Jharkhand, the police said Wednesday.Ranjit Singh, a commander of Jharkhand Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha (JJSMM) was arrested from Rakahat village in Latehar district, some 140 km from here, early Wednesday morning, the police said.

Singh was wanted in more than 20 cases related to murder, abduction and extortion, the police said.

The police seized one carbine gun, one pistol, 124 live cartridges and three mobile phones from his possession.

According to the police, Jivanh Manjhi, a sub zonal commander of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) was arrested from Upper Ghat area in Bokaro district Tuesday night.

Manjhi, was involved in Maoist activities for the last ten years and he used to propagate Maoist philosophy in Jhumra hills of Bokaro district.

Maoist rebels are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state. In the last seven years more than 1,300 people including civilians and Maoist rebels have been killed.

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