Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Three Naxals arrested for Chilkhadih incident

31 Oct 2007, 2037 hrs IST,PTI

GIRIDIH (JHARKHAND): Three Naxals, allegedly involved in the Chilkhadih massacre, were arrested by police in Jharkhand's Giridih district in intense combing operations on Wednesday.

A total of 19 people, including the son of former chief minister Babulal Marandi were killed in the pre-dawn Naxal attack during a cultural function on October 27.

Giridih Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh said the three persons were identified as Kishun Rajwar, Manoj Rajwar and Rahmat Ansari.

CPI (Maoist) have claimed responsibility for the massacre and that they had targeted Nunulal, the son of Babulal Marandi.

Those arrested on Wednesday were not named in the FIR that had been filed by the bodyguard of Nunulal Marandi, who had survived the massacre unhurt, Kumar said.

The bodyguard had named ten persons in the FIR filed two days ago

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