Maoist held for IED blast in Jharkhand
The Maoist militant has been identified as Chandeshwar Yadav against whom a case has been filed in Jharkhand. Narrating the tainted past of Yadav, a senior police official said: “On December 23, last year, Maoists had attacked a police patrolling party by exploding an IED followed by heavy firing resulting in injuries to two jawans, one of whom later succumbed to his injuries, at Itkhori in Chatra district, which is around 150 <g data-gr-id="31">kms</g> from Ranchi. The perpetrators had escaped taking advantage of the dark cover after around a <g data-gr-id="28">30 minute</g> encounter with the police.”
During the investigation of the <g data-gr-id="27">case</g> it was revealed that Chandeshwar Yadav was the key executioner of the ambush. “Since then, security forces were on his trail but this shrewd Maoist had been elusive and had recently shifted to Delhi. A reward of Rs 5 lakh was also declared on his arrest by the Government of Jharkhand,” the official said.
The team of Special Cell had received inputs that one of the senior Maoist commanders had taken shelter in one of the labour colonies of Delhi and accordingly, deployed sources in vulnerable localities to develop the inputs.
On Sunday, a specific input was received about the sighting of Yadav in the area of Kapashera. Accordingly, a trap was laid and Yadav was apprehended in the evening from Kapashera.