Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CPI Maoist Politburo member Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master arrested

The Bihar Police have arrested CPI (Maoist) politburo member Jagdish Yadav alias Jagdish Master, one of top five Naxal leaders and in-charge of entire armed operation and mass mobilisation in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Assam and Chhattisgarh.

According to the police, he was the one who had facilitated the merger of Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) and People’s War Group (PWG) into the present outfit. Yadav, 71, is resident of Kasma, Aurangabad and at least Rs 14 lakh reward had been announced on his head in different states, said officers. Yadav, never arrested ever since he joined Naxal movement in 1968, published and edited ultra’s firebrand magazine, Chingari.

This is the second big catch of top Naxal leaders in less than two months in Bihar. In April-end, three central committee members were arrested from Barsoi, Katihar.

Yadav, who also used many aliases like Akhileshji, Prabhatji and Rupeshji, was arrested at Guraru, Gaya. He was arrested when he visited a Ayurveda practitioner friend Lalji Yadav. Though the police made the arrest two days ago, it confirmed the arrest only after verifying Yadav’s photographs with Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand police. Yadav’s friend was also arrested.

Bihar Director General of Police Neelmani told The Indian Express: “This is by far the biggest Naxal catch as Jagdish Master was one of top eight politburo members of the outlawed group. Yadav, a politburo member since 2004, has been behind several major Naxal attacks across the country.” After arrest of Kobad Ghandy, Yadav played big role in strategy formulation of the CPI (Maoists), said the DGP.

Neelmani said Yadav, who had been central committee member from 1996 to 2004, had cases in Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Magadh Range Deputy Inspector General of Police Umesh Kumar added though the accused claimed he had been living at the house of his Ayurveda practitioner friend for the past one week, the police had information of his stay at Gurau for one and a half month. “We cracked down only after being sure of Yadav’s identity,” said the DIG.

Indian Express : http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Wanted-in-6-states--top-Maoist-nabbed/803400/

1 comment:

  1. good work, police should arrest more of such goons. they are not less than terrorists. india does not want their stale ideology. we want development.
    jai hind


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