The Latehar police arrested the area commander of the banned Naxalite organization TSPC from Patratoli forest near Nindir village of Latehar Sadar police station area and sent him to jail on Thursday. Arrested Naxalite Raju Yadav, son of Late Shankar Yadav (Chatter, Chandwa) is a resident of Latehar.
Addressing a press meet Latehar Superintendent of Police (SP) Anjani Anjan informed that the police have recovered 303 bolt action rifle, .303 live bullet 82, keypad mobile two and three sim from him. He said that secret information was received that active members of TSPC have gathered in Patratoli forest to recover illegal money with the help of their cooperation.
The SP said that a team was constituted under the leadership of Latehar Police Inspector cum Station House Officer, Chandrashekhar Chaudhary. “When the formed team reached to raid, a suspicious person covered with a blanket was seen. As soon as the police reached him, he started running. After this, the raiding team laid siege and naxalites were caught. A total of nine criminal cases are registered against the naxal who was caught,” he added.
Three criminal cases are registered in Latehar police station, one in Chandwa, one in Balumath, four in Jobang police station. In which 17 CLA, 27 Arms Act cases are also included. The arrested Naxalite has also been involved in police and TSPC encounters.
Police sub-inspectors Gaurav Singh, Rohit Kumar Mahto, Diwakar Dhobi, Dharmendra Kumar Mahto and Latehar jawans were involved in the raid operation. SDPO Santosh Kumar Mishra, Police Under Inspector Ajay Kumar Das were present in the press conference.