Bihar police arrests Maoist from Jharkhand

Jamui (Bihar), Feb 22 (PTI) A Maoist, carrying a reward of more than Rs 10 lakh on his head, has been arrested by the Special Task Force of Bihar police from adjoining Jharkhand, a senior officer said here on Saturday.
Siddhu Koda, a zonal commander of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), was arrested from a railway station in Dumka, about 100 km from here, by an STF team that had gone there upon receiving a tip-off, Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Inamul Haq Mengnu said.
He said Koda, who was a resident of Chakai block in the district, was involved in several high-profile Maoist attacks and carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh in Bihar and Rs 10 lakh in Jharkhand.
Two automatic rifles -- an AK 47 and an INSAS -- have been seized from the possession of Koda who has been brought here and sent to jail after being produced before a court, the SP added. PTI CORR NAC ACD ACD



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