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Ex-Jharkhand minister held for Maoist links

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Ranchi, Oct 5 :

Former Jharkhand minister and Congress legislator Yogendra Sao has been arrested in New Delhi for alleged links with Maoist guerrillas, police said here Sunday.

Yogendra Sao
Yogendra Sao

“Sao was arrested by a CID team with the help of Delhi Police from a house in Subhash Nagar Saturday night. He will be brought to Ranchi on transit remand,” police spokesman Anurag Gupta told reporters.

Gupta said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team was camping in New Delhi.

A Hazaribagh court last month issued an arrest warrant against Sao over his alleged links with the rebels.

Sao resigned from the cabinet over the issue last month.

He allegedly raised Jharkhand Tiger, a group linked with the Maoists. The group extorted money, police said.

Police last month arrested five members of the group in Hazaribagh. Police sources said the arrested people have admitted that the group was raised with Sao’s support.

(IANS)