Seven Maoists, including one carrying Rs 5 lakh reward on his head, have been arrested in Jharkhand’s Khuti district on Tuesday, the police said.
According to the police, the Maoists were arrested from the Arki forest in Khuti district. The police had launched a search operation based on inputs regarding the presence of Maoist guerrillas in the forest. Seven of them, including Jeet Rai Munda carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, have been arrested.
The police also recovered revolvers, land-mines, IEDs and 400 live cartridges from their possession. During interrogation, the Maoists admitted to killing two civilians and leading one policeman to martyrdom.
Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.