Twelve hardcore activists of proscribed CPI (Maoists) were arrested from Arwal and Aurangabad districts of Bihar on Sunday and a huge cache of firearms and Naxal literature recovered from them.
Ten hardcore Naxals, including one self-styled Sub-zonal Area Commander and two Area Commanders were taken into custody from Khaira village in Aurangabad district, Deputy Superintendent of Police, S Haque, told PTI over phone.
One 'police rifle', three 'regular' rifles, three country-made carbines, two double barrel guns, 253 bullets of different calibre and Rs 1.7 lakh in cash were recovered from the arrested ultras, Haque now officiating as the SP, said.
The arrested persons included self-styled Sub-zonal and area commanders of the outfit.
In separate raid in Arwal district, the self-proclaimed zonal commander of CPI (Maoists) Kamlesh Ram was arrested from Jhikatia Bara village while another ultra, identified as Nanhak Yadav, was taken into custody from Kurbi village, Superintendent of Police G P Bhadoria said.
Both the arrested persons were wanted in at least 12 cases of loot, murder and kidnapping for ransom.