Hardcore Maoist arrested in West Bengal

A hardcore Maoist, who supplied arms to other extremists, has been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police, sources said on Thursday.

Ajay Chanda, known as Jhulan in Maoist circles, was caught from Esplanade bus stand a few days ago, after which a city court remanded him to police custody for 14 days.

During interrogation, Ajay who hails from Burdwan district, admitted that he is a member of the PLA and was a key man in bringing arms for Maoist activities from outside.

STF sources said based on leads from his statement, they have raided many places in the city and adjoining areas to seize laptops, hard disks, documents and cash worth Rs 53,000.

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