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Silda attack mastermind remanded to police custody

Shyam Charan Tudu, alleged mastermind of attack on Silda paramilitary camp which left 24 personnel dead, was today remanded to police custody by a local court here.



Jhargram (WB): Shyam Charan Tudu, alleged mastermind of attack on Silda paramilitary camp which left 24 personnel dead, was today remanded to police custody by a local court here.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Priyajit Chatterjee remanded Tudu to 12 days police custody after he was produced before the court following his transit remand from a court in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

Twenty-six-year-old Tudu was arrested by a team of policemen from West Midnapore district of West Bengal on April 6. He was working at a casting and foundry firm in Peelamedu area near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

A resident of Andharsole village near Jhargram, he was allegedly part of a 60-member group that attacked Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) outpost at Silda in West Midnapore district on February 15, 2010.

Superintendent of Police at Jhargram, Bharati Ghosh said, "Tudu is a member of Maoist squad led by Jayanto."

He has been accused of murder, sedition, arson among several other crimes, the police said.

PTI

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