Two top Maoist leaders among five arrested in WB

Two top Maoist leaders were among five rebels arrested today in West Bengal`s Purulia district, police said.

Updated: Aug 12, 2010, 22:12 PM IST

Purulia: Two top Maoist leaders were
among five rebels arrested today in West Bengal`s Purulia
district, police said.

"Acting on a tip-off, the CRPF and its specialised
Special Action Force (SAF) apprehended `area commander` Ananda
Kumar and `zonal commander` Bhabataran Mahto and three others
from the Ayodhya hills and handed them over to the police,"
Purulia SP Rajsekhar Yadav said.

A pistol, black flags, posters and Maoist literature were
recovered from their possession, he said.

The five were produced in court and remanded to 10 days
police custody, the SP said, adding that the five were wanted
in several cases of murder, sedition and arson.

PTI