Top Maoist leader arrested in Kolkata
Top Maoist leader Musafir Sahni, wanted by Bihar Police, was arrested from central Kolkata on Saturday.
Kolkata: Top Maoist leader Musafir Sahni,
wanted by Bihar Police, was arrested from central Kolkata
Bihar Police, in coordination with the special task
force (STF) of the city police, arrested Sahni who is the area
commander of CPI-Maoist`s special regional committee in Bihar,
Jharkhand and north Chhattisgarh.
He was carrying a reward of Rs five lakh on his head.
Though police said he was arrested from a hotel, an
STF source said Sahni was taken into custody from the crossing
of Raja S C Mullick Square and Creek Row this afternoon.
Joint Commissioner of City Police (STF) Rajiv Kumar
told PTI here that Sahni was produced in the chief
metropolitan magistrate`s court which granted Bihar Police
transit remand for the Naxal.
No arm was recovered from Sahni, who was stated to be
a resident of north Bihar.
Sahni, also known as Anand, Alokeda, Alokji, Manik and
other aliases, had 15 cases against him, including the attack
by a Maoist gang on Madhubani police station in Bihar in 2005
in which four policemen were killed, sources said.