Three Maoists nabbed in West Bengal

February 2nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) Three Maoists were arrested from a forest in West Bengal’s Bankura district Wednesday when they were holding a secret meeting, police said.Acting on a tip-off, police raided the Namagacharia forest and nabbed the three Maoist action squad members.

“They were holding a secret meeting. We have seized lot of explosives from the three,” Bankura police superintendent Pranav Kumar told IANS over phone.

“They will be produced at the Khatra sub-divisional court today (Wedensday),” Kumar added.

The three have been identified as Siddhartha Pal, Gooden Soren and Srinath Murmu.

“While Pal was a member of the Ranibandh squad, the other two were members of the Binpur squad of the ultras,” Kumar said.

Maoists are active in West Bengal’s three western districts — West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura.

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