Sashashtra Seema Bal (SSB) and district police have arrested two hardcore naxalites belonging to proscribed CPI (Maoist) during a raid in Bhaluka jungles of Bihar’s Jamui district, police said on Sunday. The naxalites, arrested on Saturday, are Pankaj Yadav, self-styled area commander of the outfit, and another hardcore naxalite Bhola Yadav, Superintendent of Police Jayant Kant and SSB Commandant M S Yadav told reporters during a joint press conference on Sunday.
Pankaj Yadav is the resident of Abhaypur village under Piri bazar police station area of Munger district while Bhola Yadav is the resident of Amarakh village under Jamui police station area of Jamui district, Jayant Kant said, adding that these naxalites were arrested during a joint operation carried out by SSB and district police.
The police seized two rifles, one automatic pistol, 305 shells of cartridge, two hand grenades, two mobile phones, one motorcycle and seven live bombs from their possession, the SP said. The two naxalites were sent to Jamui jail on Sunday after being interrogated, he said.