Hardcore Maoist arrested, huge cache of cane bombs seized

Gaya: A hardcore Maoist was today arrested during a joint operation in Mathurapur village here today.

SSP Manu Maharaj said on the basis of information obtained from the arrested Maoist, the police seized four cane bombs, each weighing 30 kg from Mathurapur village.

A large quantity of explosives was also recovered from Dumaria village and other places falling under Imamganj Assembly constituency, the SSP said.

The arrested person belonging to proscribed CPI Maoist outfit has been identified as Vinod Yadav, the SSP said.

The Maoist was arrested during a joint operation by state police and CRPF's Cobra unit in the district in view of the elections.

A huge cache of cane bombs and IEDs were also seized from Mohanpur police station limits of the district, he said. Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary and former Chief Minister and HAM chief Jitan Ram Manjhi are in the fray from Imamganj assembly constituency.

Assembly polls will be held in Gaya district in the second phase on October 16.

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