Madhya Pradesh police on 22 May arrested a Maoist leader wanted for the murder of transport minister Likhiram Kawre in Balaghat in 1999.
The Maoist also has 80 other cases lodged against him in three Naxal-infested states.
The accused has been identified as Dilip Markam alias Goha. He joined Malajkhand Dalam in 1995 and is currently commanding an armed unit in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.
He was arrested on when he arrived to attend a wedding ceremony in Bhiyyer area of Balaghat. The operation was led by IG Balaghat DC Sagar.
He has informed police that woman Maoist commander Jamuna alias Sagun alias Elu, 35, also wanted in Kawre murder case, is looking forward to surrender to the police. She was with Dilip in the case.
Jamuna is on the ‘wanted’ list of CBI along with five others in connection with Kawre’s murder.
She played a key role in the murder. CBI that probed the murder and submitted a charge-sheet in Kawre’s murder a couple of years ago. A cash award of Rs 25,000 was declared on information leading to her arrest, while a reward of Rs 15,000 was declared by Balaghat police for information about her in 30 other cases.
However, there is no comprehensive surrender policy for naxals in MP. She will be arrested and tried for different case.