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