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4 suspected Maoists arrested in Jharkhand

india Updated: May 23, 2010 12:48 IST

Four suspected Maoist cadre, one of them injured, were arrested today following an encounter with security personnel at Dumri in Jharkhand's Giridih district.

"Acting on a tip-off that Maoist cadre have gathered in Dhibra village, a team of police and CRPF men raided the area and an encounter began following which Maoist cadre were arrested," Superintendent of Police A B Homkar said.

Four rifles looted from the police, a carbine, 200 rounds of cartridges, a walkie-talkie and a large quantity of Maoist literature and uniforms were seized from them, he said.

The Maoist guerrillas began to shoot the team of securitymen and an encounter ensued, the police said.

One Maoist cadre was injured in the gunfight, Homkar said.

In a separate incident, West Singhbhum district police arrested two persons with 85 gelatine sticks.