Arrested Jitan not accused of Chilkhari massacre: police

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Ranchi, Apr 6 (UNI) Police today denied reports that main accused in the Chilkhari massacre, in which 19 people, including the son of former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi, were killed in Giridih last year, has been arrested in the state capital.

While talking to UNI, Suprintendent of Police Richard Lakra said the name of the person arrested here last night was similar to that of CPI(Maoist) cadre Jitan Marandi.

The person arrested yesterday came to the state capital to participate in a fuction organised by Visthapan Virodhi Manch, police asserted.

Mr Lakra said investigation was on to find out whether the arrested person had in fact any link with the proscribed outfit.

''But this Jitan was not an accused of the Chilkhari massacre,'' Mr Lakra reiterated.

Earlier, Jitan had been arrested but was later released.

UNI AM LL SBC BST1937

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