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