A resident of West Bengal, who was wanted in several cases, including the murder of a village pradhan at Murshidabad in December 2010, was arrested by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) last week.
Rakesh Maria, additional director-general of police (ATS), said that suspected Maoist Akher Abdul Gaffar Mondal, 35, was arrested on March 10 from Tata Nagar hutments at Govandi. “Mondal was accused in the Explosives and Arms case in 2003 and the Arms Act case in 2007. With his accomplices, he had attacked Naroliya Anchal panchayat office on December 23 last year and killed the village pradhan using country-made arms and bombs.”
He said that the West Bengal police have been informed about the arrest and a team is likely to come to take him into custody.