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Eight Naxalites arrested, firearms seized

Eight CPI (Maoist) rebels were arrested and a cache of firearms seized from them in Bihar's Nalanda district.

india Updated: Mar 20, 2006 17:23 IST

Eight CPI (Maoist) rebels were arrested and a cache of firearms seized from them in Bihar's Nalanda district, police said on Monday.

Sources said Bechan Mochi, a hardcore Naxalite, and his seven associates were held late Sunday night during a raid on their hideout at Simhari village and five country-made rifles, a pistol and several rounds of ammunition seized.

All of them were being forwarded to jail after production before a magistrate.

First Published: Mar 20, 2006 17:23 IST