Six Wanted Naxals Arrested from Patna District

Police press conference following the arrests of six Naxals from Paliganj.

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Patna: Police in Patna on late Thursday night carried out a raid in Paliganj area in Patna district and arrested six Naxals who were wanted by the police in the January 5 torching of a JCB earth mover parked in a local school ground in Kodihara village.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team led by Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anil Kumar Singh raided a house in Mungila Bigaha village in Paliganj and arrested Munna Yadav, Ganesh Yadav, Ramnath Yadav, Rakesh Yadav, Vimal Sao, and Siyaram Sharma who had gathered there to plan their next criminal activity.

City SP (East) Rajendra Kumar Bheel said that the six arrested men were the members of the Maoist outfit in the area and had been wanted in a number extortion and other cases of violence.

As reported, the JCB mover was owned by one Vivekanand Singh who had rented it to the contractors engaged in building a road between Kataka and Kodihara village under the Rural Works Department.

On the night of January 5, Maoists set the JCB machine on fire and posted a hand-written note nearby assuming the responsibility for their action. They also demanded a huge sum in extortion money from the contractors threatening them of dire consequences if their demand was not met soon.

DSP Manoj Kumar said the six men have admitted of their crime and will be prosecuted under the state’s toughest laws.

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