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Eighth arrest in Jnaneswari Express disaster

Another person was arrested from West Midnapore district in connection with the Jnaneswari Express disaster based on the statement of key accused Bapi Mahto, currently in CBI custody.



Kolkata: Another person was arrested from
West Midnapore district in connection with the Jnaneswari
Express disaster based on the statement of key accused Bapi
Mahto, currently in CBI custody.

Abid Ali, a resident of Manikpara in Jhargram
subdivision, was arrested from Kaliakunda last night, police
said.

Ali`s link with Maoists was being ascertained, they
said.

He is the eighth person to be arrested for the May 28
disaster that claimed 148 lives.

Amiya Mahato, a close associate of Bapi Mahato, was
earlier arrested from Koimasoli village, near here, on
Wednesday night.

Police said Bapi Mahato, had reportedly confessed that
he also played a role in the Maoist attack on EFR camp at
Silda in which 24 personnel were killed on February 15.

Meanwhile, suspected Maoists kidnapped the son of a
CPI-M leader from Mohanpur under Binpur police station
demanding release of a cadre, Durga Mandi.

-PTI

From Zee News

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