Motihari: A harcore Maoist was arrested from Panchpakri Bazar under Dhaka police station area in Bihar's East Champaran district, a police officer said on Friday.

The Maoist area commander Shalendra Mahto was arrested on Thursday on a tip off from a hideout, Additional Superintendent of Police, Operations, Sanjay Kumar Singh said.

A mobile phone was seized from his possession. Mahto from Padamker village under Patahi police station area was wanted in several cases of violence, he said.

(Agencies)

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