The police yesterday arrested six Maoist rebels and recovered arms and ammunition from Gumla district of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a hideout where the rebels were staying out of sight.
Superintendent of Police, Chandan Jha said the extremists had been trained in and sent from neighbouring Odisha to set up a trusted network in Gumla. “I hope that peace will prevail in the area after their arrest. We have recovered four bullets, three pistols and some pamphlets from the six arrested Maoists,” Jha said.
Maoist activity is particularly high in rural areas of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.