Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Notorious Maoist of Ghurabandha squad nabbed, arms recovered

Jamshedpur, Nov. 26: In a major breakthrough, the police on Saturday arrested notorious naxal at Pavda Pahad, under village Nutadih under Ghorabandha police station of East Singhbhum.

The arrested ultra was identified as Sanatan Munda, a resident of Naxal infested area. He belonged to a 15-member Ghorabandha squad.

The Maoists was nabbed during a search operation being carried by district police and CRPF security forces. The drive was led by rural SP Md Arshi.

Shedding light on the breakthrough, SSP Anup Mathew said that acting on a tip-off they acted. The have recovered a lap top along with six live cartilages, magazines, and carbine.

“The police team led by Md Arshi spotted a person carrying arm was coming from the hill, the police ran to catch him,” said the SSP. He said on being frisked, the police team recovered arms and cartridge from his possession.
According to the police officer, on being interrogated, the arrested rebel revealed that he belongs to Ghorabandha, which is operating at Gurabanda area, bordering Odisha. The police has also seized a laptop that is said to have crucial information.

Sources said that the rebels of Dampara squad operating on Jharkhand-Bengal border and Ghorabandha squad bordering Mayurbhanj district of Odisha have become active once again.

Meanwhile, the police and paramilitary forces have started frisking commuters in the bordering areas. At some places common people are also being interrogated by police and paramilitary force on suspicion. Forces have been deployed in strategic locations.

Police said that the security has been beefed up in the area and they were keeping strict vigil on movement of the Naxalites.

“There has been a substantial increase in Maoist activities in this. We are not much concerned about small acts of violence because these activities can be controlled by us, but the bigger attacks are worrisome,” said a security official.

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