Area commander of ultra outfit among eight extremists arrested in Jharkhand

Updated: few hours ago

Chaibasa (West Singhbhum), Jul 21 (PTI) The self-styled area commander of a banned outfit, who was wanted by police in over 50 extremist-related cases, was arrested with his seven other accomplices in naxal-affected West Singhbhum district, a top police official said on Wednesday.

Ajay Purty alias Manoj Purty alias Birsa Hassa Purty alias Budha, the commander of outlawed People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) and seven other extremists of his group were arrested from a jungle near Itti-Birda village under Bandgaon police station of the district, Superintendent of Police, Ajay Linda said.