Jharkhand's 'most-wanted' Maoist held

Jharkhand's 'most-wanted' Maoist held

The Kutch Police on Wednesday arrested a “most wanted” Maoist, who was involved in the 2012 Bhandariya Thana attack case in Jharkhand that had claimed the lives of at least 14 policemen in 2012. 

Devendra alias Vishalji Ambika Paswan was arrested in the Mundra Port area of Kutch.Police said that he was a member of insurgent group Communist Party of India (Maoist) and a resident of the Bauliya village in the Garhwah district of Jharkhand. According to Kutch police Paswan was arrested at his brother’s place in the Mundra port area. Police nabbed him after a tip-off by a local.

The Special Operation Group and the local crime branch jointly effected the arrest. Paswan joined the Maoist Communist Centre of India in 2003 and was allegedly involved in many extortion cases.

The police said he was allegedly involved in many extortion cases and  according to the Kutch pollice, Paswan had joined Maoist Communist Centre of India in 2003 and was first arrested in 2005 in a murder case in Garhwah, Jharkhand.

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