Three people,including the local head of CPI (Maoist) rebel group Sashastra Peoples Morcha (SPM),were killed and two injured by Naxals at Amkola village in Mohanpur block of Gaya district Sunday.
Police said SPM local head Sanjay Yadav,who was reportedly also a police informer,had gone to Amkola with Munishwar and Surendra Yadav to watch a dance programme.
Over two dozen Maoists laid seige to the cultural programme venue. They first fired in the air to disperse the crowd and then shot Sanjay (31),Surendra (32) and Munishwar (36). Manoj Yadav,who formed the SPM in 2009,was also attacked in 2010.
Gaya SP Nishant Kumar Tiwari said: Sanjay Yadav and the ultras had an old enmity. He was targeted also for assisting the police in carrying out anti-Naxal operations.