Ranchi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has released the list of most wanted Maoists in Jharkhand. The list of 21 includes People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) chief Dinesh Gope, Central Committee Member of CPI (Maoist) Patiram Manji and several others from different groups. 

According to reports, Patiram Manji allegedly involved in killing five policemen at Kukdu in Seraikela Kharsawan district on June 14. Dinesh Gope, an ex-Army man and has several cases registered against him in Khunti, East Singhbhum, Gumla and adjoining districts. He has a bounty of Rs 25 lakh on his head. 

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The NIA has also released the photographs of Maoists, addresses and possible locations so they can be identified soon. Meanwhile, two Maoists Sunil Hembrom and Prem Soren, from Bihar, were arrested from Giridih in Jharkhand. 

At the same time, two Maoists, each carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh, were killed and at least five others injured in an encounter with the police on Sunday (September 15) in Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra.

Based on the information received by the district superintendent of police Shailesh Balkawde about Maoist movement in Gadchiroli, the security rushed to the spot. Soon, firing continued for about half an hour.