Dumka: A youth, who snatched away a loaded sten gun from a naxalite, was praised by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today.
Dumka Police Superintendent Prabhat Kumar said a villager, Premchand Mandal, snatched a loaded sten gun from a naxalite at Amrapara in the district yesterday.
The police officer said a bid to target a contractor by some anti-social persons was foiled after the gun was snatched away.
Kumar said the police have launched anti-Naxal operation by Jharkhand Jaguar in the Ramgarh area.
The Chief Minister praised the youth for his bravery and said the government is with the people in such matters.
Appealing to the misguided youth to come back to the mainstream, the Chief Minister said the police would capture extortionists wherever they are.