Bankura: One person was arrested allegedly for being a Maoist linkman in Bankura district. Sahadeb Hansda, 28, was arrested from Bikrampur village under Simlapal police station on Saturday, said police. Acting on a tip-off, policemen raided a Maoist hideout at Bikrampur and nabbed Hasda who was wanted in at least five cases. Hansda, a resident of Bhagabandh has been remanded in police custody after he was produced before a court in Khatra.
Gunbattle at Jhargram
Jhargram: A gun battle erupted between security forces and Maoists in a jungle in West Midnapore district along the Orrisa border, police said. Following intelligence input that a group of Maoists from Bandwan and Orissa had come to Gopiballavpore to hold a meeting, a team of security forces raided the area. There was no report of any injury or casualty during the 20-minute-long exchange of firing, said Jhargram SP Gaurav Sharma. “After the initial firing, the Maoists seemed to have fled away to Orrisa. We found a bag and a polythene sheet,” he said.