Bihar naxalite held for supplying arms to extremists in AP

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Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, Dec 5 (UNI) The elite Greyhound forces today arrested a native of Bihar, suspected to be an extremist, and another man when they came to hand over weapons to naxals near Pastra forest area at Govindraopet in this district.

Speaking to newspersons here, District Superintendent of Police Soumya Mishra said the special police arrested Sikinder Singh of Bihar and one Raju. Six country made revolvers and 20 rounds of ammunition were recovered from them.

She said Singh came here to hand over the first consignment of weapons to Pratighatana, a banned naxal organisation. Singh stayed at Kibore hilltop village at Barbil district in Orissa before coming to Hyderabad. He befriended Raju, an autorickshaw driver, and started supplying weapons from Bihar to the naxals since last month.

The district police was carrying out vehicle checks to prevent further supply of weapons from Bihar to Warangal district.

The Maoists and other naxal group leaders and members have established hideouts in the forest area of the district to operate their activities in the state.


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