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Jharkhand aims to step up fight against Maoists with more people on bounty list

Devdiscourse News Desk Ranchi
Updated: 04-12-2018 16:48 IST

Jharkhand will add the names of 20 Maoists to the bounty list, police said on Tuesday.

"The names of the 20 Maoists have been sent to state Home Department for approval, after which they will be made public," a police official told IANS, adding that the names include one of Prayag Manjhi who is carrying a reward of Rs 1 crore.

Manjhi is a central committee member of the banned Maoist outfit, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist).

Police have initiated the process to seize the properties of those to be added to the list.

Earlier, the state government had approved a list containing the names of 210 Maoists.

The state government announces the reward amount to get information about the Maoists so that they can be arrested. Some of them surrender and get the money.

Maoists are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state.

(With inputs from agencies.)