Chennai: In a joint operation, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Police arrested suspected Maoist Shyam Charan Tudu, wanted in the 2010 attack on a CRPF camp in West Bengal`s Midnapore, from Coimbatore, police said Sunday.
"He was arrested at his residence around midnight yesterday (Saturday). The West Bengal Police, which had a tip off, sought our cooperation in the operation," Coimbatore Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan told IANS over phone Sunday.
He said Tudu will be taken to West Bengal on a transit remand.
"Some people from Tudu`s village in West Bengal including his brother are working in Coimbatore. The investigation is on as to Tudu`s local contacts," Viswanathan said.
Tudu was working in a foundry unit in Coimbatore, around 500 km from here, since last year. Labourers from West Bengal, Bihar and Odisha are employed in sizeable numbers in Coimbatore.
In 2010, a gang of Maoists, allegedly led by Tudu, attacked the Central Reserve Police Force camp in Sialda, killing 24 troopers.