Top Maoist leader Arvind Bachhar was on Sunday arrested following a raid at Baduria in North 24-Parganas district, police said. Bachhar, 45, was wanted in a number of cases including that of a major blast in Jhitka forest at Jhargram in West Midnapore district, Additional Superintendent of Police, North 24-Parganas district, Bhaskar Mukherjee, said.
The Jhargram police had issued an arrest warrant against Bachhar who had his house at Baduria’s Magurkhali village. The Maoist originally hailed from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh.
Bachhar would be produced before a court at Basirhat on Sunday, the ASP said.
Police used water cannons on the protesters when they tried to break the security cordon to reach the CBI office.
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