WB: Woman Maoist leader arrested

Jhargram: A woman Maoist leader was on Sunday arrested during a raid at Gopiballavpur in West Midnapore district.

"Aduri Murmu alias Deepa was arrested during a raid at Prakendu village in Gopiballavpur. The police and joint forces carried out the raid after getting information that she was hiding in the village," SP Jhargram, Bharati Ghosh, said here.

The police claimed that Murmu was the 'deputy commandant' of a squad of Maoist guerrilla led by Ranjan Munda.

A resident of Tentuldanga of Binpur, Murmu had fought a pitched gunbattle with security forces in the forests of Borsole and Mohulbani in West Midnapore district in February.

The police was in the lookout for her for quite sometime.