New Delhi: Communist Party of India (CPI) (Maoist) activist Samrat Chakraborty alias Nilkamal Sikdar has been arrested in West Bengal for setting up units of the banned outfit in Assam. A spokesperson of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) gave this information on Tuesday. The spokesperson said Chakravarty (37), a resident of Seth Bagan Road in North 24 Parganas district, is also known as “Amit, Argha, Nirmal and Nirman”.
He was arrested from Mahispota near Narayan School on Kalyani Expressway, they said. NIA said that this case is related to the arrest of Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee alias Jyotish alias Kabir alias Kanak alias Kanchan Da, a prominent leader of Maoists in West Bengal.
NIA arrested one accused namely, Samrat Chakraborty aged 37 years from Mahispata, near Narayana School on Kalyani Expressway, North 24 Paragana, West Bengal for his involvement in the CPI (Maoist) case of Cachar District of Assam: NIA pic.twitter.com/EI4qwGGk7h
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The spokesperson said Bhattacharjee is a CPI (Maoist) ideologue and strategist and a member of the Central Committee. He told that Bhattacharjee was entrusted with the task of establishing the CPI (Maoist) organization in Assam and spreading it in the state. The agency had on September 2 filed a charge sheet against six arrested accused, including Bhattacharjee, in the special NIA court in Guwahati.
“Further investigation in the case revealed that accused Chakraborty was an active member of the CPI (Maoist) organization based in West Bengal. He was the channel of secret communication between top leaders of the CPI (Maoist) organization and the arrested accused Bhattacharjee. Bhattacharjee was working from his base in Assam.”
He said Chakravarty had visited Assam’s Cachar district several times to assist Bhattacharjee in carrying forward the activities of the CPI (Maoist) organization in the northeastern states on specific instructions from the party’s Eastern Regional Bureau. The spokesperson said that further investigation in the matter is on. (agency)