Jamshedpur : The West Singhbhum district police and security forces arrested five ultras belonging to banned ultra outfit People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were arrested from Lal Bazaar Road under Karaikela police station of West Singhbhum district, about 65 Km from here.
Acting on a tip off the team from district police and CRPF nabbed the extremists and recovered three country made pistols, three cartilages, one air gun, and literature belonging to PLFI. Those arrested have been identified as Suman Kumar Nayak, Laxmi Narayan Mahto, Shiv Narayan Sumbrai, Prafull Mahto and Anand Kumar Pan.
Addressing the media Superintendent of Police N K Singh said: “The police had received information of extremists plotting to commit a crime. Acting on a tip-off we formed a team of district police and paramilitary forces and succeeded in nabbing a group of five. It is a major achievement for the security forces engaged in the anti-Maoist operation here.
Meanwhile, the police have filed cases under 17 criminal law (amendment) act and Indian Explosives (amendment) act against the arrested.
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.