Simdega (Jharkhand): The Simdega police arrested the area commander of Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) here on Tuesday.

Girija Binjhiya, the area commander of CPI-Maoist in Simdega district, Jharkhand is named in many cases of atrocities.

A pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from his possession. Giving further information Superintendent of Police, Simdega said that the police team received information about Binjhiya’s movement from Ramloya to Pakartand to extort money from some people.

Binjhiya has confessed before the police team about his involvement in several cases including murder of a hotel professional in

Biru, blazing JCB machines in Simdega, massacre in Gumla and other offenses.

He has previously served 8- year imprisonment term in Simdega and Ranchi jail.

JPN/Bureau