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Palamau police arrest Maoist insurgent from Gujarat

40-year-old Guddu evaded arrest since 2009 when he joined the squad of Arvind Mukhiya, a subzonal commander of the CPI (Maoist)
There was a Rs 1 lakh bounty on Guddu.

Our Correspondent   |   Daltonganj   |   Published 06.01.21, 10:20 PM

Palamau police have arrested a Guddu, a Maoist insurgent carrying Rs one lakh reward on his head, from Kosamba in Gujarat on January 2, said SP Sanjeev Kumar on Wednesday.      

Kumar said a police team went to Gujarat to arrest him. The 40-year-old was evading arrest since 2009 when he joined the squad of Arvind Mukhiya, a subzonal commander of the CPI (Maoist). 

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The SP said Guddu remained highly active from 2009 to 2012. Around eight cases of murder, attempt to murder, extortion and fighting with police were filed against him in these three years.

From 2012 to 2015, Guddu was not much active but he remained in constant touch with the rebel group. Guddu was hiding in Kosamba where he was doing some odd jobs, the police said.

Kumar said Guddu had no information about their arrival in Kosamba. Chhaterpur SDPO Shambhu Kumar Singh tracked him. 

Singh said after getting SP’s order, they were tracking Guddu since November 2020. 

Singh said a small police team went to Kosamba last year to ascertain Guddu’s whereabouts. When they found him, another team went there and finally arrested Guddu.   

The SDPO said it was not an easy operation. They took the help of local police to arrest him. The police team was staying in Kosamba for over four days.

Kumar said Guddu was remanded in judicial custody on Wednesday evening.



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