Bokaro (Jharkhand), Jan 28 (PTI) A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head has been arrested near Tuti-Jharna area in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district, the police said Monday. Also Read - UP Govt Lifts Ban On Entry of Poultry Products, Says Chicken, Eggs Not Dangerous if Cooked at 70°C

Acting on a tip-off that a Maoist squad, led by leader Mithilesh Mahato, has entered the district, the CRPF along with a team of police officers launched raids in the area Sunday, Superintendent of Police Karthik S said here. Also Read - India vs Australia: Steve Smith Hails Rishabh Pant; Calls Him "Exceptional Talent"

One person, identified as Bihari Manjhi, was nabbed in Jageshwar Bihar police station area of the district during the operation, he said. Also Read - India Hopes for Relaxed US Visa Regime Under Joe Biden As President

Manjhi, who is also a member of the Mahato dasta, (squad) has fourteen naxal-related cases lodged against him, including attacks on police camps and burning of road-construction machinery, he said, adding that he was wanted by the police for the past nine years.

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