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Source: Times of India

A suspected Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) rebel was killed in faction war in Hazaribag on Monday. Sheru alias Munna was allegedly shot at by Jharkhand Prastuti Committee (JPC) members in Dareedhadar forest.

Locals found him lying in a pool of blood later in the day and informed Padma police about it. He succumbed to the injuries near Bonga village on his way to Hazaribag sadar hospital

Munna had recently quit JPC to join TPC. “Munna had received a call from an unidentified person following which he left home to meet him at Dareedhar forest. He was shot in the head there,” said a police officer.

An FIR has been lodged by Munna’s father at Padma police station connection with the case.

Avinash Kumar, SDPO of Barhi, said the case was transferred to the Ichak police station for a detailed investigation. DSP (headquarters) Arvind Kumar Singh, who is now handling the case, said police are investigating about Sheru’s whereabouts. He said no arrests were made in this connection.

A TPC zonal commander, who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, was arrested in Ramgarh last week as Jharkhand Police stepped up search operations in the Red zone, though this time the focus was on splinter groups.

In the first few months of the year, splinter groups had carried out 75 violent incident, police said.

After getting information that Ansu Yadav of TPC was undergoing treatment at a place in Ramgarh district, a police team from Latehar went there and arrested him, Latehar Superintendent of Police Michael S Raj told reporters here.

He said the rebel was wanted in 25 cases of murder, participating in police encounters, extortion and abduction and was a terror in Chatra, Gumla, Ranchi and Latehar for the last seven years.

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