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Naxal area commander carrying bounty of Rs 50,000 arrested

Noida: Accused in over 14 cases of murder in Bihar and Jharkhand, a 25-year-old Naxal area commander, carrying a cash prize of Rs 50,000, was arrested by the Noida police on late Monday night. The police said that the arrest was made from Harola village in Noida.
According to the police, the accused has been identified as Sudhir Bhagat, a native of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar and was living in Noida at his sister's residence in sector 5. The police said that he worked as a labourer for a packer and mover company in Noida and also took admission at a private college in Ghaziabad to pursue However he frequently visited Bihar and took part in Naxal activities. "We had got a tip-off that Bhagat was living in Harola area, following which we raided the area and found him hiding on the fourth-floor residence. He was arrested and we confiscated a pistol, two Aadhar cards and a college identity card from his room. He was taken into custody for further interrogation at the Sector-20 police station," said Ajay Pal Sharma, Senior Superintendent Of Police (Gautam Budh Nagar).
During police investigations, Bhagat confessed to being a Naxal commander who had carried out several blasts in Bihar. Police said that he revealed that he has been involved in a number of criminal activities in last eleven years.
"Bhagat committed the first crime in 2007 when he fled his home after killing a person over personal rivalry in which his brother and father were arrested in 2013 and convicted. Since then, he had been living at his sister's place in Noida to evade arrest and took admission to a private engineering college in Ghaziabad in 2012. However a year later, he quit his studies and got fully involved in crimes," added Sharma.
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