Police arrested Jetha Lorenz Toppo, a ‘self-styled
zonal commander’ of People Liberation Front
of India (PLFI), a splinter group of the Communist
Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist),
in Ranchi District on April 13, reports The
Times of India. Toppo was wanted in over
a dozen cases of arson, loot and murder. The
Police recovered a carbine from his possession.
Meanwhile, the two-day bandh (shutdown
strike) called by the CPI-Maoist in Jharkhand,
West Bengal and Odisha affected the State’s
public transport, reports Daily Pioneer.
The bandh was called to demand 20 per
cent increase in the rate of kendu leaves.