Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Seven Maoists arrested in Patna

PATNA: Seven Maoists were arrested here on Tuesday for their involvement in a major attack on a bank and a police station in Bihar's Vaishali district last week.

A joint team of Patna police and the Special Task Force arrested the guerrillas.

Police said the arrests were a major breakthrough in their ongoing combing operations following the attack in Jandaha block of Vaishali last Friday.

Over 100 armed Maoist guerrillas had attacked Jandaha block with the aim of looting arms and ammunition from the police station and cash from a branch of Canara Bank. The Maoists injured a policeman and a bank guard, but failed to take away any arms or cash.

It was the first such Maoist attack in Vaishali district, which is not regarded as a Maoist-hit area.

Seven Maoists arrested in Patna (Times Of India, 02May2006)



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