Maoist landmine expert arrested

A Maoist, wanted in several case of murder and extortion, was arrested by the joint forces from the Malabati forest in Binpur area of West Midnapur district today, police said. Acting on a tip-off, the forces raided the jungle and caught Sanatan Sarkar (45) who was a member of the ‘Madan Squad’ active in Belpahari area. Sarkar was known among the Maoists as a ‘landmine expert’, police said. Meanwhile, the forces recovered a pistol and a motorbike from a jungle in Ramgarh area of the same district during the day.

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