Most wanted Maoist Area Commander apprehended in south Bihar

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Aurangabad, Feb 12 (UNI) Dreaded 'Area Commander' of the CPI(Maoist) Sita Bhunia, wanted in connection with several cases of murder, loot and arson by Bihar police, was arrested from a hideout at Karmadihtola here today.

Police said acting on a tip off a special police team raided the hideout and arrested the self-styled area commander of the underground outfit facing virtually no resistance.

The Bihar Government had announced a prize money of Rs 50,000 for his arrest.

Though some incriminating documents were recovered from his possession, no arms and ammunition could be found.

However, his interrogation was on, police added.

Incidentally, today's arrest of Bhunia was considered to be one of the major successes of the anti-naxalite cell of the state police this year.

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