Jamshedpur, June 14: A hardcore naxal Chakro Chaki who was one of the accused in the December, 2014 Chaibasa jailbreak , was arrested by West Singhbhum police from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Chaki who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head was working as a labourer at a construction site at Vishakhapatnam from where the police nabbed him. He was wanted in connection with 13 cases which are pending in the Chaibasa district court.
Revealing about the achievement, West Singhbhum district superintendent of police Michael Raj said that Chaki who was a hardcore rebel of CPI-Maoist was arrested on the basis of a tip off.
” We had received a tip off from our sources. We even had a photograph of the rebel, a team of police officials went over to Vishakhapatnam and arrested him from a construction site where he was working,” said Raj.
The superintendent of police informed that Chaki (35) who is a resident of Sonua block in West Singhbhum had left the rebel outfit after fleeing the Chaibasa divisional jail and had taken to working in a construction site.
” We are grilling him to dig out more information. Though Chaki had left the outfit and had started working, we arrested him as 13 cases related to naxal violence were pending against him in Chaibasa court alone. He will be put back in the Chaibasa divisional jail once again,” said the senior police officer.
Chaki had fled the Chaibasa divisional jail along with 15 others under trial prisoners while they were being taken inside the jail premises after their production in Chaibasa civil court. The escape by the under trial prisoners was pre-planned and they had even used chili powder for the escape.
Notably, under trail prisoners had fled the Chaibasa Divisional Jail in the afternoon of December 9,2014, when they were bring brought into the jail premises from a prison van.
On seeing the unde rtrial fleeing the jail premises, the police had opened fired causing two of them to die on the spot and three others to sustain bullet injuries.
15 of the under trial prisoners, however, managed to flee.
Of those killed were identified as Tipa Das and Ram Bilas Tanti, both rebels and the three injured were identified as Sanko Chaki, Birsingh Hiburu and Hesa Purty, who were also naxalites. Seven of the 15 who managed to escape were naxals.
SP, West Singhbhum said seven of those fled the jail were naxals. He pointed out only one of them, Budha Nag, who was also a naxal, had surrendered in the court in 2015, but the rest of the fugitives were on the run.