The West Bengal government said on Friday that the police and intelligence agencies had got information about Maoist leader Kishenji hiding in the state and that he was likely to be arrested soon.
"Kishenji has been operating in 'jungle mahal' (West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts). The police and intelligence agencies have got information about him and he will be arrested soon," Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen told journalists.
He said the police and joint forces operating in 'jungle mahal' have arrested 40 Maoist leaders and cadre so far.
Sen said the state government would request the Centre for sending more central forces to Maoist-hit areas.The state government has sanctioned 141 acre of land for setting up a training facility for Kobra commandos in West Midnapore district, Sen said.