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Hardcore Maoist held


Aurangabad: A hardcore Maoist was arrested today from a village in Bihar’s Aurangabad district days ahead of parliamentary polls,  police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided Gamharia village and nabbed the CPI (Maoist) ultra Awadesh Yadav while he was meeting some people to deliberate on boycott of polls in Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat, the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Operations, Rajesh Kumar Bharti said.

Yadav, who carries several aliases to hide his identity, was said to be the proscribed outfit’s sub-zonal commander.

A country-made rifle, five ammunition, besides materials related to poll were recovered from his possession, Bharti said.

In banners and posters seized from the ultra, the Maoists had warned the people to face dire consequences for exercising franchise in the parliamentary polls in Aurangabad district, the ASP said.