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NIA arrests Maoist leader in West Bengal in connection with ‘Maoist’ case in Assam

NIA on Monday detained a Maoist leader who was wanted in connection with the Assam Maoist case. The accused, identified as Samrat Chakraborty.

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Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday detained a Maoist leader who was wanted in connection with the Assam Maoist case. The accused, identified as Samrat Chakraborty, was apprehended on the Kalyani Expressway in West Bengal.

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The Guwahati branch of the central investigation agency revealed that the accused Samrat was the link man between the Maoist leadership and arrested Maoist leader Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee.

The arrest took place in relation to a case in Assam. Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee, alias Kanchan da of Bengal, is a member of the Central Committee and an ideologue of the banned outfit, the CPI (Maoists). According to a statement from the NIA, he had the responsibility of creating Maoist networks in Assam in order to extend the organisation’s roots, particularly in the North East.

The NIA filed a chargesheet on September 2 against six people and arrested Bhattacharjee.

In fact, deep investigation cleared the picture that Samrat Chakraborty was also an active member of the CPI (Maoists), an outfit based in Bengal.

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The NIA said: “He was a linkman in clandestine communication between the top hierarchy of the organisation and Arun Bhattacharjee, who was operating from his hideout in Assam.”

 

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