Senior CPI (Maoist) member arrested in West Bengal: NIA

Updated: Sep 20 2022 11:57AM

New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) CPI (Maoist) activist Samrat Chakraborty alias "Nilkamal Sikdar" was arrested in West Bengal in a case related to setting up units of the outlawed group in Assam, an NIA spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Chakraborty (37), a resident of Seth Bagan Road, North 24 Parganas district, was also known as "Amit, Argha, Nirmal and Nirman". He was arrested from Mahispata, near Narayana School on the Kalyani Expressway, the National Investigation Agency spokesperson said.

The NIA said the case is related to the arrest of veteran Maoist leader Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee alias "Jyotish" alias "Kabir" alias "Kanak" alias "Kanchan da" of West Bengal, a central committee member, and an ideologue and strategist of the CPI (Maoist).