Kolkata, 24 June : Arrested CPI (Maoist) spokesperson Gaur Chakraborty was on Wednesday remanded in police custody for 14 days even as another member of the group and his wife were nabbed in Bankura district on charges of waging war against the state.
Chakraborty, who was arrested here last night under Section 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act after he was coming out from the studio of a private television channel, was remanded in custody by Acting Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Chiranjibi Bhattacharya. Chakraborty has cases pending against him in West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts. SP Vishal Garg said Purnima, wife of Maoist leader Prabir Gorai, was arrested from a house at Khatra, about 25 km from Bankura town yesterday and her husband on 22 June from Kotulpur area.
Purnima was remanded in three days police custody by a court in Bankura during the day, while her husband is already in jail.
radioandmusic.com, 24 June : On the 25th of May, a deep depression coiled over Bay of Bengal became Cyclonic formation “Aila” which struck the coastal districts of West Bengal.
The Government of West Bengal sought assistance from Ham volunteers in the region to bridge the communication gap and for backup communications at remote locations. Mr. Ambarish Nag Biswas, VU3JFA and other Local Hams responded immediately by sending their members to North 24 Parganas District and South 24 Parganas District. The information on severity and scale of disaster started to trickle in as the local administration sent these teams on boats to remote areas to access the situation. READ MORE
Growing complaints of not receiving essential supplies by people in Lalgarh and surrounding villages where security forces are engaged in anti-Maoist operation, West Midnapore District Magistrate N S Nigam today said steps were being taken to strengthen the relief supply.