Two Maoists arrested in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Two armed Maoist guerrillas were arrested in Jharkhand’s Simdega district on Tuesday, police said.

According to police, the members of the banned People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were arrested during a search operation, undertaken on information that the Maoists were going to hand over a looted bike and cash to the PLFI area commander.

Police launched search operation at Jeraikela of Simdega and caught the duo, who were on a motorbike, despite their attempt to escape. One of the arrested insurgents was identified as Ghurghur Singh, resident of Odisha’s Sundargarh district.

Police seized one home-ade pistol, two mobile phones, live cartridges and the looted bike.