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5 Maoists arrested during combing op


OST Bureau
Sundargarh, Feb 1:

The Jharkhand police on Saturday arrested five Maoists including a top cadre from the Saranda forest area along the Odisha-Jharkhand border.

Acting on specific intelligence input, a joint team of Jharkhand and Sundargarh policelaunched a combing operation inside the Saranda forest and succeeded in arresting five Maoists including three women members and a top cadre, identified as Bikram of Podahata.

Police later seized 12 rifles, several live cartridges and explosives from their possession.

The arrested Maoists are being interrogated, sources said.