Maoist activist arrested in Gaya

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Gaya, June 16 (UNI) An activist of proscribed CPI(Maoist) was today arrested after a brief encounter with police at Auramba Tand under Dumaria police station area in the district.

Deputy Police Superintendent Rajvansh Singh said acting on a tip off a police team raided a hideout in dense forest at Auramba Tand and arrested the maoist.

As the police reached near the hideout, the maoist guerillas opened fire on the security personnel following which police had to open fire in self defence. No one was injured in the encounter, he added.

''Rs 47,000 and incriminating documents were recovered from the hideout during the search operation'', Mr Singh said adding raids were being carried out to nab the other maoist activists who managed to escape from the spot during the encounter.

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