Giridih: In a major success for the security forces involved in anti-insurgency operations in the state a regional committee member of the CPI Maoists who was carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head has been caught in a joint operation by Giridih Police and CRPF.
Police sources said that hardcore Maoist Krishna Hansda has been caught from Fatehpur under the Dumri Police Station area. Sources claimed that for a very long time forces were on the lookout for him but somehow he had always managed to evade the police however this time he has been caught.
Though senior officials of Giridih Police have not given an official confirmation on the arrest sources on their part claimed that Krishna Hansda had been given the responsibility of the entire Parasnath area.
Sources claimed that after the arrest of the Maoist think tank Prashant Bose Krishna Hansda was given the responsibility of the Parasnath hills. Hansda is also considered close to another hardcore Maoist Ajay Mahto alias Tiger. Sources went on to claim that arrest of Hansda has broken the back of the Maoists in the area.