Bihar university proctor held for Maoist links

Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) A proctor of a Bihar university was arrested on Sunday for alleged links with Maoists and two suspected guerrillas apprehended from the varsity hostel in Bhagalpur, police said.

Professor Vilakhjhan Ravidas, proctor of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur university in Bhagalpur, however denied any links with Maoists.

Police said he was arrested on information provided by suspected Maoist Ghanshayam alias Ghoghan Da. A pistol, mobile phone and Maoist literature were allegedly seized from Ghanshayam who gave information about the proctor during his two-hour questioning.

Police then raided several places and arrested Ravidas.

“We arrested Ravidas from his private residence for links with Maoists and for providing patronage to them,” Bhagalpur Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said.

Two suspected Maoists arrested from the varsity’s welfare hostel, of which Ravidas is incharge, were Kapildeo Mandal and Arjun Paswan, police said.

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