AURANGABAD: Three Maoists including the founder of a proscribed Maoist outfit Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJPP) during a raid at a place under NTPC Khaira police station of Bihar's Aurangabad district.
Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said after getting a tip off that three Maoists were intimidating local people, specially farmers, to get their personal work done, police raided Khadaha-Sonedila area under NTPC Khaira police station area from where the three Maoists were arrested along with arms and ammunition.
The arrested trio included Arvind Ram, the founder of Maoist outfit JJPP and a resident of Katukar village of Kutumba police station of the district. Arvind Ram formed JJPP after splitting from the CPI(Maoists).
The other two arrested were accomplices of Arvind Ram and identified as Shankar Ram alias Alam ji, a resident of Aurangabad district and Mukesh Kumar Mehta, a resident of Palamu district of Jharkhand, the SP said.
The police seized three country made pistols, 15 live cartridges and an empty cartridge from their possession, he added.
Arvind Ram was a mastermind of the Jaipur jewellery shop loot case in which he had served three years of jail, Prakash said adding, Ram was involved in various Maoist related incidents in Mali and Nabinagar police station areas of the district.