"We had intelligence inputs about Maoists assembling at a spot in the area. Accordingly we moved our forces to surround them and caught Santosh Ram, while two other Maoists managed to flee the place," ASP (Operations) Rana Brajesh said.

Ram was an accused in several cases of violence including the blowing up of a government school during 2009 Lok Sabha elections in which a police official was killed, he said.

Ram was considered to be an expert in planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

(Agencies)

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