Man claiming to be a `Maoist` detained near Mamata`s residence

A mentally retarded youth, who claimed himself to be a Maoist, was detained from an area close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s house, the police said.

Updated: May 13, 2013, 15:15 PM IST

Kolkata: A mentally retarded youth, who claimed himself to be a Maoist, was detained from an area close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s house, the police said.
Achintya Kuiti, a resident of Chandrakona area in West Midnapore district, arrived in front of Banerjee`s house this morning and claimed that he was a Maoist and wanted to surrender.

The security officials who were at chief minister`s house detained and handed him over to Kalighat police station.

"We have checked with the officers of Chandrakona police station. He is a graduate and is mentally unstable. We have already informed his family at Chandrakona.

They are coming to take him back," said an official of Kalighat police station.

PTI