Maoist held in Hazaribag

HAZARIBAG: A police team headed by the officer-in-charge of the Bishnugarh Police station Ramdayal Munda along with a CRPF squad arrested hardcore Maoist Shivcharan Manjhi with arms late on Sunday, Hazaribag superintendent of police Pankaj Kamboj told the media on Monday He said Manjhi, who was wanted in 15 cases, including police encounters, was released from the Hazaribag Central jail recently, after completion of his previous term. However, immediately after release, he started indulging in anti-social activities like threatening local people with dire consequences, if they fail to abide by the 48-hour bandh call which ended on Sunday midnight. Acting on a tip-off, the police team conducted raids in the dense forests near Konar Dam and succeeded in arresting Manjhi. Maoist literature, posters and arms, including revolver, six live cartridges, was recovered from him. Manjhi was produced before the chief judicial magistrate of Hazaribag on Monday and was remanded in jusicial custody. Kamboj, however confirmed that no untoward incident took place anywhere in the district owing to the bandh call. Police patrolling in the region have been intensified following the arrest of Manjhi.

Courtesy: 01.05.2012


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