According to the police they belonged to Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC). Gumla’s Superintendents of Police, H.P. Janardhanan said, “A live bullet including a rifle and a pistol, have been recovered from three of them.”
Janardhanan had received information that the arrested Naxalite was involved in money laundering from traders.
Police believed there were other members of the group who managed to escape.