Patna, Sep 19 : The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has apprehend a wanted Maoist in East Champaran district of Bihar in a joint operation conducted with state police, the paramilitary force said on Saturday.
Kedar Raut was caught on Friday evening from Harnatha area following inputs regarding his presence. The operation was conducted by the 32nd Battalion of SSB and Bihar Police.
Raut is a member of North Bihar West Zonal Committee (NBWZC). After initial questioning the Maoist was handed over to thre police for further legal action, the SSB said
The SSB, with strength of about 99,000 personnel, has been guarding the 1,751-km India-Nepal border since 2001 and the 699-km India-Bhutan border since 2004. The force is also deployed for internal security in Maoist affected states.