Key accused in Jnaneswari derailment arrested
Kolkata/Jamshedpur: A top activist of
the Maoist-backed PCPA who was named as one of the three key
accused in the May 28 Jnaneswari Express derailment was
arrested near Jamshedpur by a joint police team today.
Bapi Mahto and his cousin Vimal Mahto were picked up
from `Rai` guest house at Adityapur in the Saraikela-Kharswan
district adjoining Jamshedpur, SP Abhisekh Kumar said.
Vimal was arrested for harbouring Bapi, Kumar said.
The team from West Bengal and Jharkhand received a
tip-off that Bapi was hiding near Jamshedpur.
The arrested will be produced in the Chief Judicial
Magistrate`s Court in Saraikela-Kharswan district to procure
order for their transit remand, Kumar said.
Jhargram SP Pravin Tripathy said they would be
produced in a Jhargram court as soon as the transit remand was
The breakthrough came three days after the CBI named
Bapi and Umakant Mahto, senior PCPA activists, and PCPA
convenor Asit Mahto as the main accused and announced a reward
of Rs one lakh each for information leading to their arrest.
Yesterday, the CBI and West Bengal police arrested
Bholanath Mahato, who was believed to have been present when
the Mumbai-bound express train derailed killing 148 passengers
from Khemasuli area in Kharagpur.
On June 15 the CBI had arrested PCPA leader Hiralal
Mahato from Rasua village, who had used a van to ferry
the saboteurs to the railway tracks on May 27, hours before
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