SILCHAR, Aug 20 - Cachar Police arrested six Maoists, including two senior leaders, from a tea garden near Jalalpur along the Assam-Meghalaya border today.
Acting on a specific tip-off, police and personnel of the CRPF (147 E Platoon Company) and Assam Rifles (27 Battalion) arrested them from a house at Mainambasti in Jalalpur under Katigorah Police Station where these Maoists were holding a meeting in the early hours of the day.
According to Rajveer Singh, Superintendent of Police, Cachar, those arrested included 46-year-old Nirmala Biswas (45) from Nadia district of West Bengal, Amir Uddin Ahmed (46) of South Salmara, and four locals � Sidhu Orang (22), Bijen Orang (26) Bipul Orang (34) and Bipen Orang (19).
During initial interrogation, Singh said, it has been learnt that Nirmala Biswas is a leader of the women�s wing of Barak Valley and was engaged in motivating young girls hailing from the tea gardens to join the league. Singh added that Amir Uddin Ahmed, an active member of MCC and PWG, came to Barak Valley in 2013 and has been contacting the educated youths to be a part of the organisation.
Nirmala Biswas said that she takes pride in working as a Maoist. Biswas said she had joined the Maoists as she was disgusted with the government, after being influenced by senior leader Amol Roy.