Murshidabad District, November 20, 2023: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police has arrested two cadres of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) from Suti in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. Arrested on Saturday, the two were produced before a city court on Sunday and sent to police custody till November 30.
Those arrested were identified as Mantu Mallick and Pratik Bhowmik. According to the STF, they were active members of the CPI (Maoist).
“They were intercepted at vill. Ahiran Hat under Suti PS in the district of Murshidabad. On search, some documents related to Maoist activities and one 7.65 mm pistol loaded with six round of cartridges, cash Rs 40,000/- were recovered from the possession of accused Pratik Bhowmik,” a press statement statement by the STF said.
The STF said the accused were wanted in FIRs filed earlier and had been booked under Sections 21, 121A, 122, 123, 120B of the Indian Penal Code and 16, 17, 18, 18A, 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/special-task-force-arrests-two-maoists-in-west-bengal/article67551828.ece