Kolkata: A Maoist squad leader has been arrested from West Midnapore district of West Bengal, police said on Tuesday.
According to police, the Maoist leader was arrested Monday night. He was presented before a local court Tuesday morning.
"Subhas Modi, a close aide of Sashadhar Mahato, and his wife Suchitra Mahato are top ultra Left leaders and state committee members of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist)," said West Midnapore superintendent of police Manoj Verma.
"Acting of an information, the joint forces conducted a raid and arrested Subhas Modi from Bachurdoba village of Jhargram sub-division of the district. He was involved in several cases, including murder and torching government property," said Verma.
Maoists are active in three western districts of the state - West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia.