Four Maoist supporters were arrested for pasting anti-national posters at different places in the district, police said today.
The accused identified as Govind Ram, Diwan Singh Bisht, Jagdish and Jiwan Arya-state president of 'Krantikari Janwadi Morcha'-a Maoist frontal outfit, were nabbed from an abandoned house at Patia village, situated at 20 km distance from Almora town and have been sent to jail, SP Almora Ashok Bhatt said.
Four of their accomplices managed to flee and a police squad has been formed to arrest them, he said.
A sizeable number of anti-national posters, red ink pots, a wooden pen and magazines of 'Krantikari Kishan Sangthan,' were seized from their possession, he added.
The accused have been booked under various sections of Peoples Representation Act, 1950 and Uttarakhand Public Property Distortion Act.
He added that the informer on whose information, the police managed to arrest the suspected Maoists, will be rewarded with a sum of Rs 20 thousand, as well as the team members of Special Operation Group of police, intelligence team and Special Task Force (STF) team, will also be rewarded for the success.