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Moist zonal commander surrenders in Jharkhand; was wanted in 70 cases

A zonal commander of Communist Party of India (Maoist) named Nakul Yadav has surrendered before police in Jharkhand. The surrender is being considered significant from security perspective since Yadav was wanted in more than 70 cases and had a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head. He was responsible for carrying out subversive activities in the border areas of Bihar and Chhattisgarh. One of his major tasks was to convince children to join the CPI-Maoist group and even use force if needed. He has also been accused of killing many people including policemen.

Yadav surrendered in the presence of additional director general of police (operations) R K Mallik and Ranchi range Deputy Inspector General (DIG) A V Homkar in Ranchi. Along with him, a sub-zonal commander named Madan Yadav also surrendered before Jharkhand police. During the process of his surrender, Nakul Yadav provided secret information to police regarding a Maoist hideout. Based on the information, the police raided the hideout which was located in the jungles of Lohardaga district.

The police recovered various arms and ammunition such as a light machine gun (LMG), a semi-automatic US-made rifle, an AK 47, a self-loading rifle (SLR), and three INSAS rifles. Communication devices were also seized during the raid. Maoist propaganda material and literature was also seized. Other similar raids are currently being conducted in Jharkhand based on information provided by Yadav.

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