Four top rebels killed, over 200 arrested till July: Jharkhand police
Sanjay Sahay / TNN / Updated: Jul 29, 2021, 13:32 IST
RANCHI: Jharkhand police have eliminated four top Left-wing extremists and arrested 221 in the operations against them since the beginning of the year.
The police said 71 members of CPI (Maoists), 86 of People Liberation Front of India (PLFI) and 46 of Tritya Prastuti Committee (TPC) were arrested between January and July 20, 2021.
Among the four extremists eliminated this year are CPI (Maoist) regional committee member Budhheshwar Oraon and PLFI zonal commander Sanichar Surin. Oraon and Surin were killed in separate operations carried out in Gumla and Chaibasa districts respectively in July. The police claimed that the operation, which led to Oroan’s elimination, was conducted in thickly forested area where extremists had planted thousands of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and the assault team had to conduct the search under difficult situations.