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Jharkhand: Four Maoists arrested, bomb-making factory unearthed

IANS | Ranchi |

Four Maoist guerrillas were arrested on Tuesday and a small bomb-making factory unearthed in two separate cases in Jharkhand, police said.

Police and the Central Reserve Police Force personnel arrested the four ultras — Deepak, Jogindra, Chotu and Urmila — in a joint operation in Palamu district.

The bomb-making factory was unearthed in Pirtand forest in Giridih district on the basis of information given by arrested Maoist commander Sunil Manjhi, who is in a six-day police remand.

Police seized 103 improvised explosive devices, a lathe, syringes, explosives and chemicals.

Maoists are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.