An alleged Maoist linkman Karuna Mahto was arrested in Cuttack on Monday by West Bengal police which claimed that he had links with the Trinamool Congress.
"West Bengal police informed the commissionarte of police here that Mahto was a local leader of Trinamool Congress. He has been taken by West Bengal police on remand," Commissioner of Police (CP) BK Sharma told PTI here.
Mahto (55) was among the three persons who accompanied two injured persons from West Bengal to SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack.
"Mahto was arrested by Bengal police followinng on complaint against him in their state," Sharma said, adding that during interrogation Mahto had also admitted that he worked as a local leader of Trinamool Congress at Jharagram block.
Mahto and two other persons had brought two suspected Maoists identified as Deben Marandi and Manik Soren to Cuttack for treatment. Both Soren and Marandi had sustained injuries, probably due to explosion of a landmine.
Sources said West Bengal police had earlier booked Mahto in two cases relating to murder and sedition.
Sharma said Soren and Marandi were recovering and police would initiate action against them after interrogation.