Tip-off to SSP nets Maoist in Rahe

Security personnel engaged in anti-Naxalite operations on Thursday arrested a Maoist, Peetambar Mahto, from Bela, a village about 30km from the district headquarters under Rahe police station area of Ranchi.

An Italian-made pistol with three rounds of ammunition was also recovered from his possession. On being questioned, Mahto gave the location of a 40kg landmine, which security personnel detected and diffused. Naxalite literature was also recovered from his possession.

Superintendent of police (city) Vipul Shukla said the breakthrough followed a tip-off to senior superintendent of police Saket Kumar Singh about Mahto's whereabouts. Singh in co-ordination with ASP (operation) Sambhu Kumar, subdivisional police officer Naushad Alam, assistant commandant of 133 battalion of CRPF Dilip Singh, police inspector of Sonahatu P.V. Kerketta and officer-in-charge of Rahe police outpost acted on the information.

Shukla said Mahto is a member of the Ram Mohan squad and used to collect levy from contractors engaged in constructing roads, culverts and bridges in Bundu and Tamar.


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