Two Maoists supporters arrested in Purulia

Two Maoist supporters were on Tuesday arrested from Balarampur town in the district on charges of extortion, a police official said.

PTI| Updated: Aug 25, 2015, 15:02 PM IST

Purulia: Two Maoist supporters were on Tuesday arrested from Balarampur town in the district on charges of extortion, a police official said.

The two sympathisers, hailing from Belpahari in West Midnapur district, came to Balarampur town and were collecting money from the shopkeepers who complained to the police.

Police rushed to the area and arrested the two.

They were produced in the court of the Sub-divisional Magistrate, Purulia, who remanded them in three days police custody, Superintendent of Police, Rupesh Kumar said today.