Jamui/ UNI: In a joint operation, the district police, Special Task Force and sleuths of Sashastra Seema Bal arrested 7 naxalites with firearms and explosives in Rajla forests under Jhajha police station area in Jamui district late last night.
The sub divisional police officer of Jhajha Bhaskar Ranjan said here today that following a tip off, the raid was conducted in the forest area.
He said there was an information that the naxalite Sidhu Koda was planning to abduct the Munshi and labourers engaged in the construction of the hostel for Eklavya Harijan Aadivasi School under a Central project and extort levi over Rs 5 crore from them. The extremists had also planed explosions in the area.
Soon after getting the information the police swung into action and arrested Jatri Marindi, Mantu Murmu, Kishan Murmu, Ramesh Hembram, Simone Soren, Sunil Hembram and Anush Hembram, he said.
Two maskets, two pistols, six cartridges, a gelatin and a detonator were recovered from the arrested naxalites.
An intensive interrogation of the arrested ultras is underway, said the official.