Five Maoists arrested near Lalgarh

Five Maoists were Thursday arrested from various places of the state, police said.

Jhargram: Five Maoists were Thursday
arrested from various places of the state, police said.

"Acting on a tip-off, joint forces raided the forest
near Lakshmanpur of Lalgarh and arrested the three Maoist
cadre including Dilip Mahato," Superintendent of Police Manoj
Verma told reporters in Midnapore.

"Mahato is a top Maoist leader and is an accused in
the abduction of former officer-in-charge of Sankrail police
station Atindranath Dutta," he said.

Along with him, two others - Lakshmikanta Soren,
Babulal Tudu - were also arrested from the spot. They are
residents of Bhulageria village near Lalgarh, he said.

Two rifles, two double-barrel guns and a landmine were
seized from their possession, Verma said.

Another Maoist cadre Uttam Mandi was arrested from
Binpur in the district, he said.

Ashok Singha, a Maoist cadre, was arrested from Goghat
in Hooghly district early today, the police said.
Meanwhile, life has been affected badly by the ongoing
two-day bandh called by Maoist to protest against the arrest
of their top leader, including their Bengal state secretary
Kanchan.

PTI

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