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Maoist spokesman remanded in police custody, 2 more arrested

June 24, 2009 20:29 IST
Arrested Communist Party of India-Maoist spokesperson Gaur Chakraborty was on Wednesday remanded in police custody for 14 days, even as another member of the group and his wife were nabbed in Bankura district on charges of waging war against the state.

Chakraborty, who was arrested in Kolkata on Tuesday 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 on Tuesday 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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