6 Maoists arrested in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Six Maoists, who had “come to kill a person” were arrested in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi on Tuesday, police said.

The Maoists belong to the banned outfit People’s Liberation Front of India.

Acting on a tip off, the police launched a search operation and nabbed the Maoists, Ashutosh Shekhar, Rural Superintendent of Police, Ranchi, told reporters.

The Maoists were travelling in a vehicle. Two pistols, live cartridges, Maoist literature and seven mobile phones were seized from them, he said.

“During interrogation, the Maoists revealed that they had come to kill a person involved in the land business after taking a contract of Rs 1.50 lakh,” Shekhar said.