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.