Top Maoist leader arrested

Top Maoist leader Arvind Bachhar was today arrested following a raid at Baduria in North 24-Parganas district, police said.

Kolkata: Top Maoist leader Arvind Bachhar was today arrested following a raid at Baduria in North 24-Parganas district, police said.

Bachhar, 45, was wanted in a number of cases including that of a major blast in Jhitka forest at Jhargram in West Midnapore district, Additional Superintendent of Police, North 24-Parganas district, Bhaskar Mukherjee, said.

The Jhargram police had issued an arrest warrant against Bachhar who had his house at Baduria`s Magurkhali village.

The Maoist originally hailed from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.
Bachhar would be produced before a court at Basirhat today, the ASP said.

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