Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) Alik Chakraborty, West Bengal’s most wanted Maoist leader, was arrested here on Thursday in a joint operation by Odisha and West Bengal Police, police said.
The CPI-ML Red Star leader, who had been leading the anti-power grid agitation in Bhangar of West Bengal for the past years, was arrested from a private hospital here, said police.
Booked under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Chakraborty has been evading police while organising the movement through his network, said police.
Police said around 70 cases were pending at various police stations in the neighbouring state against Chakraborty.
He was taken to a local police station in Bhubaneswar and would be brought back to West Bengal after seeking a transit remand on Friday.