Kolkata, Jan 21: Three suspected Maoists, including two women were arrested by Security forces in West Midnapore district on Wednesday, Jan 20.
The laptop and headphones belonging to rebel leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji was also seized in the operation.
The raid was conducted by the security forces comprising of paramilitary troopers and state policemen, based on a tip-off about Kishenji presence in in a 20-km jungle between Jitushol and Dumurpota under Kotwali police station.
"We had information from Dhanapati Mahato, a Maoist whom we had arrested recently that Kishenji was hiding in the area. We believe that the laptop and headphone belonged to Kishenji," West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma said.
He added that the raid which was conducted on Tuesday, Jan 19 till Wednesday, Jan 20 morning confirmed that Kishenji was taking shelter in the area.
"After interrogating the three and checking circumstantial evidence we are convinced that Kishenji was in the area," Verma said.
The joint security forces was deployed in mid-Jul 2009 in Lalbagh district in order to flush out Maoists for the region.