Indian security forces arrest two left-wing Naxal rebel leaders

16:30, September 04, 2010      

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Indian security forces Saturday arrested two extreme left-wing Naxal leaders from the eastern state of Bihar, a day after the authorities found the bullet- riddled body of one of the three state policemen kidnapped by the rebels last Sunday, a senior police official said.

"The two Naxalite leaders have been arrested from Jamui district of Bihar. One of the two is suspected to be the mastermind behind the Bihar hostage crisis. We are interrogating the duo to track down the kidnapped policemen," the official said.

The bullet-riddled body of kidnapped police personnel Lucas Tete was Friday recovered from Lakhisarai district after the expiry of the deadline by the Naxalites who had demanded release of their arrested comrades from jail in exchange for the abducted cops.

Tete's body was found lying in a pool of blood on a road in the forests surrounded by hills.

"We would do our best to get the three policemen released from Naxalites," the official added.



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