Patna, Nov 23: A top Naxalite commander, along with an associate, who were reportedly planning to strike somewhere in north Bihar, was arrested last evening.
A huge cache of explosives was seized, police said.
Bhaskar Ji, a high-level commander of CPI(Maoist), stated to be heading the armed squad of the underground outfit in north Bihar, and an associate Tirthankar were arrested from a rented house in Nayatola locality of the town following a tip-off, IG (Operations) S K Bharadwaj said.
Over 50 claymore mines, many more hand grenades, detonators, wire and other explosive materials were seized from the hideout.
Bharadwaj said several police uniforms and Naxalite literature were also recovered from the place where search operation was still on.
"Preliminary inquiry suggests that Naxalites were planning a massive operation in north Bihar. Where and when this operation was to take place will be known after thorough interrogation," he said. "Those arrested are being interrogated and we will be able to tell you more about the seizure and the plans of the Naxalites later," he said.