Ranchi, December 05: In a major breakthrough for security forces, a hardcore Naxal Jageshwar Turi carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was arrested by Jharkhand police on Tuesday from a hill near Bandh village by a joint team of Giridih police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. He belonged to the squad of banned Communist Party of India (Maoist)'s commander Nunuchand Mahto. A large number of arms and ammunition were also recovered from him. The Naxal was evading arrest from the last 14 years.
After his arrest, Turi confessed his involvement in four cases related to Naxal activities in and around Giridih and Dhanbad including blowing up a van killing six people under Pirtand police station area. He had also triggered an IED on a truck on NH-2 near Topchachi area in Dhanbad district. Chhattisgarh: 15 Naxals Killed In Sukma Encounter; Large Amount Of Firearms Seized.
Giridih: Naxal Jageshwar Turi carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, belonging to the squad of banned Communist Party of India (Maoist)'s commander Nunuchand Mahto, arrested by police from Pirtand police station area yesterday. Arms & ammunition recovered. #Jharkhand pic.twitter.com/uOPKuLUcOF
— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2018
In another breakthrough for security forces on Tuesday, three Naxals, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, arrested by Bihar police from Gaya district. Incriminating materials, including one motorcycle, Rs 29,000 in cash, and two mobile phones seized from them.
Meanwhile, on November 26, Eight Naxals and two police personnel were killed in an encounter between ultras and security men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district. The gunbattle took place at a forest in Kistaram area bordering Telangana, around 500 km from here, when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation.