Giridih police in Jharkhand achieved a significant breakthrough with the arrest of Prasant Majhi, recognized as a high-ranking member of banned CPI (Maoists), with a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, alongside together with his 5 associates in hilly terrain of Parasnath beneath Khukhra police station.
Giridih superintendent of police (SP) Amit Renu on Saturday admitted the arrest however refused to share particulars saying that he was busy within the means of motion and would discuss afterward the matter.
Officers of native police station stated a particular squad additionally seized AK-47 rifle from Prasant Majhi. Among the many arrested Maoists activists, two are ladies and three males.
Majhi’s arrest is claimed to be one of many main breakthroughs of Renu who has launched an all-out operation for eliminating Maoists from the area.
Police official stated that after getting a tip-off, SP Amit Renu arrange a particular squad which arrested Majhi hiding in between Parvatpur-Pandeydih villages on the border of Giridih- Dhanbad districts beneath Khukhra police station.
Sources stated the police arrested Prasant Majhi and his associates on Friday and secretly took him away to an unknown location for interrogation to keep away from Maoists-triggered protest.
A CRPF picket is being arrange in Parvatpur-Pandeydih, the village of dreaded Maoist Ajay Mahto who’s carrying a reward price Rs 25 lakh on his head.
Maoists are launching agitation towards the picket within the village. On December 23, Maoists-triggered villagers carried out a violent assault on the development web site of the CRPF picket.
Police official stated Maoists are energetic within the area. Prasant Majhi had reportedly come to Pandeydih village to accentuate agitation of villagers towards the CRPF picket when he was arrested with AK-47 and 5 associates.
Hilly terrain of Parasnath of Jharkhand’s Giridih district and its adjoining Topchachi block of Dhanbad district are thought-about den of Maoists activists.