TWO senior Maoist leaders were arrested from Kolkata late Thursday night,police said. Acting on a tip off,the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police arrested Sabyasachi Goswami alias Kishore and Zakir Hussain from Jadavpur area.
Two improvised fire arms,four rounds of ammunition and Maoists documents were seized from their possession,said a senior police official.
Police said Goswami,who is a state committee member of the CPI-Maoist,was arrested in 2006 and was released on bail. However,his lawyer claimed that Goswami was acquitted of all the charges in 2011.
According to the police,Goswami,who was the city committee secretary of the CPI-Maoist,was replaced by the young Maoist leader Abhishek Mukherjee after his arrest.
Mukherjee too was arrested in September last year.
He is said to have told interrogators that Goswami was elevated to the state committee after he was released in 2011.
Goswami was close to Maoist leader Kishenji. He has admitted that he met Kishenji several times before the latter was killed in an encounter. Goswami was trying to reorganise and restructure the city committee after Mukherjees arrest, said a senior officer.
The duo were produced in Bankshall court on Friday.