Bhangar: A group of supporters has taken out protest and put up road blockade in and around Bhangar to protest the arrest of Alik Chakraborty.
Alik Chakraborty, the Naxal leader in the Bhangar liberated zone, was arrested from Bhubaneswar in Odisha on Thursday.
Acting on the tip-off from STF Kolkata, a special operation group team, from South 24 Parganas police, rushed to Bhubaneswar and arrested Chakraborty from Kalinga Hospital in Bhubaneswar.
The 14 acres land for that project was forcibly acquired by Mamata Banerjee government in 2013. Then a violent movement, led by CPI(ML) Red Star leader Chakraborty, liberated 12 villages of Bhangar.
West Bengal and Kolkata police were applying different tricks to arrest Chakraborty. Police believe that the arrest would be a major blow to protesters and it would be now easy for police to break the movement. Chakraborty would be slapped with sedition charges like UAPA Act.