Notorious Maoist leader Sandeep Yadav found dead under suspicious circumstances

Bhubaneswar: A notorious Maoist leader was found dead in the Lutua forests of Gaya in Bihar on Wednesday. The deceased Maoist leader has been identified as Sandeep Yadav.

Reportedly, a team of CRPF found Sandeep’s body and rushed him to Gaya’s Anugrah Narayan Medical College and Hospital. However, he was pronounced brought dead following which Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police also confirmed his death.

Yadav was wanted in over 500 cases by the police force of five states including Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and West Bengal.

Notably, he had been in charge of the central zone of CPI (Maoist) and had been active since the 1990s.

It has been learnt that he had been absconding for 27 years. He carried a reward of Rs 83 lakh on his head which was announced by different state governments.

While the Bihar government had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh on Yadav’s head, the Jharkhand government had announced a Rs 25 lakh reward for catching him dead and alive.

It is pertinent to mention that the post-mortem procedure of Yadav was conducted in the presence of a magistrate and the entire process was video graphed. The exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained after the post-mortem report is released.

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