New Delhi: A top Naxalite from Jharkhand’s Latehar district Pradeep Singh Khairwar was arrested on Saturday night along with five other accomplices from an apartment in Noida.
The area commander was hiding in Noida since February 2012. UP police claimed a major attack in Delhi, NCR has been averted with the arrests.
The group was nabbed in a joint operation of intelligence agencies and Uttar Pradesh ATS.
The arrested commander had Rs 5 lakh reward on him and was among the most wanted, say said UP police top brass.
Pradip is a resident of village Bariyatu in Latehar district of Jharkhand.
Six weapons have been recovered from them. The operation was conducted at a residential complex in Noida Sector 49.