Jharkhand Police arrests three persons for supplying arms to Maoists

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Ranchi, Nov. 4 (ANI): Jharkhand Police in Ranchi district on Wednesday arrested three persons for supplying lethal arms and ammunition to the Maoists.

During a search operation in the jurisdiction of Namkum Police Station, the police personnel stumbled upon an inter-state gang working with links in West Bengal.

The explosives seized included ammonium nitrate and detonators that could be used by the rebels for attacks on the state machinery.

The arrested persons were paraded before the media persons.

Praveen Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Ranchi said: "A group which used to supply explosives has been identified and the leader of the group Mohammed Zubaid and other two arms suppliers named Mohammed Guddu and Hemant Kumar, both of them the residents of Asansol, have also been arrested."

The arrested persons with Maoist links were involved in a series of incidents and other acts of sabotage directed against the ocal and central government, police said. (ANI)

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