Sub-Zonal Commander Of The CPI (Maoist) Arrested By Police In Chatra District

Chatra District, November 25, 2023: A sub-zonal commander of the CPI (Maoist) was arrested in Jharkhand’s Chatra district and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and detonators were seized from his possession, police announced to the press on Saturday.

The Maoist, identified as Baban Bhokta alias Baban Ji, was apprehended on Friday from Naukadih village in Pratappur area, around 200 km from the state capital Ranchi, a senior officer said.

Chatra Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ranjan said that two IEDs, 20 electronic detonators and other items were recovered from him.

We had information that Baban came to his house in Naukadih village intending to expand the organization and carry out some operations, the SP stated.

A special team conducted a raid on Friday and arrested the sub-zonal commander of the CPI (Maoist) from his village, he commented.

Baban was active in the organization for the past 12 years, the SP added.

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