DUMKA: A CPI (Maoist) operative who was allegedly involved in several Naxal-related incidents including the killing of Pakur district Superintendent of Police Amarjeet Balihar in 2013, was today arrested from Chatupara locality of Dumka district.
Dumka Superintendent of Police Vipul Shukla told reporters that Seemant Soren (22), a resident of Jamboni village under Kaksa police station of Burdwan district in adjoining West Bengal, had joined the ultra outfit about six years back and was active in the Giridih and Dumka districts of Jharkhand.
Soren was mainly engaged in hatching plans for the outfit and its publicity, Shukla said, adding he was also involved in the killing of Balihar among others.
Balihar, along with some other police personnel, was killed in an ambush by the Maoists within the limits of Kathikund police station area of Dumka while returning to Pakur in July, 2013.
Soren's wife Sunita, a resident of Pirtand in Giridih district, was also an activist of the Maoists' frontal organisation 'Nari Mukti Sena,' Shukla said.
Several other cases were pending against Soren in different police stations including Shikaripara (two), Kathikund (five), Littipara (two) of Pakur district and others, he said.
A mobile phone, Rs 1,600 and Maoist literature 'Lal Chingari' were recovered from him, Shukla added.