Rohtas: Rohtas police has arrested six criminals including two hard core Maoists on Friday night during a search operation carried out against the criminals in the district. The police have recovered three country made weapons, a dagger and 15 live cartridges from possessions of the Maoists.

Rohtas Superintendent of Police (SP) Manu Maharaj said, “On a tip off by an informer, the Sasaram police and CRPF team raided the Fazalganz area in search of these two Maoists.”

In the sudden raid, the joint team arrested Maoists who were later identified as Pintu Kumar Yadav and Vinod Kumar Yadav.

Police informed that the arrested Maoists are aide of area commander Munna Vishwakarma. Both the Maoists are accused in cases of attacking the houses of village head Gangeshwar Singh.

In the raid, the joint team also arrested Panjaj Kumar Gupta, Govardhan Mahato, Vikas Kumar Verma alias Viki and Mintu Kumar.

JPN/Bureau