The police on Wednesday arrested six People’s Front of India Limited (PLFI) militants from two different places in the Naxal-affected Khunti district, a police officer said.
Acting on a tip-off that some active PLFI ultras have assembled at Balo under the jurisdiction of Murhu police station, Superintendent of Police Ashwini Kumar Sinha constituted a police team to conduct a raid, the officer said.
The police team reached the spot and arrested three ultras, Superintendent of Police Ashwini Kumar Sinha said.
The ultras were identified as Devendra Gope, Mangra Barjo and Linus Kundalana, he said.
They told police that they had assembled at Balo to hand over the organisation’s letterhead and a mobile phone to Bagrai Champia, the area commander.
The letterhead, a mobile phone and a motorcycle without a registration number was also seized, Sinha said.
In another incident, three other PLFI militants were arrested from Sawda village under the jurisdiction of Karra police station of the district.
The ultras were identified as Kisto Kashyap, Anand Munda and Anup Verma, the SP said.
The police recovered a motorcycle, two mobile phones and six PLFI leaflets from them, he added.