Maoist spokesman remanded in police custody, two more arrested


Chakraborty, who was arrested here last night under Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act after he was coming out from the studio of a private television channel, was remanded in custody by Acting Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Chiranjibi Bhattacharya.

Chakraborty has cases pending against him in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts.

SP Vishal Garg said Purnima, wife of Maoist leader Prabir Gorai, was arrested from a house at Khatra, about 25 km from Bankura town yesterday and her husband on June 22 from Kotulpur area.

Purnima was remanded in three days police custody by a court in Bankura during the day, while her husband is already in jail.

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