A Kolkata court docket on Sunday despatched TMC chief Chhatradhar Mahato to two-day Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) custody in reference to the 2009 homicide case of CPI (M) chief Prabir Mahato. NIA arrested Mahato in reference to the killing of a CPI(M) chief in 2009, quickly after he solid his vote in Lalgarh throughout the first section of polling in West Bengal, a senior official stated on Sunday.
Mahato, the previous convenor of the Maoist-backed Individuals Towards Police Atrocities (PCPA), was nabbed from his residence in Jhargram district by an NIA group comprising of 40-45 personnel late on Saturday, hours after he exercised his franchise.
“He was arrested in reference to the 2009 killing of CPI(M) chief Prabir Mahato. He has been booked underneath the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act. We are going to produce him at a metropolis court docket on Sunday,” the NIA official stated.
The Calcutta Excessive Court docket had lately directed Mahato to look earlier than the NIA thrice per week to help it within the investigation of the case.
Mahato, 50, had earlier served a 10-year sentence for his involvement in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Salboni in 2008, aimed on the convoy of the then West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and former Union minister Ramvilas Paswan.