Jamshedpur: In a major achievement the West Singhbhum police and CRPF 197 battalion arrested an area commander of CPI-Maoist and recovered from his explosives at Kolaburu near village Pokharia under Jeteya police station.
A resident of Giridih District, the area commander was identified as Diwakar alias Kishore Kusku, is known as an explosive expert. The forces have recovered a country made pistol, two live cartilages, 14 detonators, and Rs 19160 cash from his possession.
Superintendent of police, West Singhbhum NK Singh said that the naxal commander belongs to Motilal Soren squad. The arrested ultra is expert in landmines explosion. He was involved in the 2006 landmine explosion at Karampada in which 12 CRPF jawans lost their lives.
The district police also said that interrogation is on and wouldn’t conclude anything at this juncture. “Thus far, they hasn’t spoken much though interrogation is on. We are verifying that whether reports of his association with squad are true or not. Cannot conclude at this juncture,” said a police official.
The police have also beefed up security in the naxal-infested areas of Ghatshila sub division consisting of areas like Dumaria, Musaboni, Chakulia, Bahragora and Ghatshila. According to the police information about ten bordering police stations in the two districts are largely Maoist infested wherein the proposed operation would be carried out. SP said that the police have also intensified the efforts for strengthening security arrangements especially on the routes used by Maoists to enter the naxal infested areas.
“Security has been beefed up across the area. We are keeping a strict vigil on the movement of the villagers too. There has been a substantial increase in Maoist activities in this area. We are not much concerned about small acts of violence because these activities can be controlled by us,” said a security official.