Three members of the banned extremist organization PLFI were arrested by the Lohardaga District Police Force for possession of two homemade pistols and six live cartridges. SDPO Vashishtha Narayan Singh stated that one of the arrested Naxalites, Kaushal Kumar Yadav, is a resident of Balsokra, Chanho Ranchi, while Deepak Yadav is from Lohardaga’s Kairo police station area, and Kushal Yadav is from Serum, Balumath police station area of Latehar.
The age of all three is between 19 and 23 years old. The rebels had snatched mobiles from laborers working during the canal construction in Kairo Bhandra Seaman and displayed posters threatening to stop the work if they did not receive levy.
The SDPO added that all three rebels work for Krishna Yadav, the mastermind of PLFI. On April 8, they were involved in various incidents, including throwing bombs, playing posters, setting machines on fire, and spreading terror in stone mines of Makandu in Kuru police station area. In response to the increasing activities of PLFI, the police increased surveillance and patrolling. On the night of May 7, Deepak was stopped on suspicion, and upon checking him, a pistol and cartridges were recovered from him. His associate, Kushal Yadav, was arrested from Latehar police station area. DSP Abhiyan Deepak Kumar Pandey, SDPO Vashishtha Narayan Singh, Kudu police station in-charge Vishwajit Kumar Singh, Sub-Inspector Technical Branch in-charge Abhinav Kumar, Prem, and SAT police personnel were all involved in the campaign to arrest the Naxalites.