KOLKATA: Former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Laxman Seth and two of his associates were arrested in Mumbai Saturday in connection with the violent incidents in Nandigram of West Bengal's East Midnapore district in 2007, police here said.
"Seth and two other CPI-M leaders Ashok Guriya and Amiya Sahoo were arrested from Mumbai today (Saturday). We are trying to produce them in court and seek transit remand for bringing them to West Bengal," state Criminal Investigation Department Deputy Inspector General (Operations) K. Jayaraman told IANS.
The arrests were made by a team of officials from the Crime Investigation Department(CID), who had been sent to Chembur in Mumbai after a tip-off that Seth and his comrades were hiding there.
The case relates to the disappearance of seven villagers after a clash between the CPI-M and Trinamool Congress in November 2007.
Seth, a former MP of Tamluk - which includes Nandigram - was one of the 88 persons named in the chargesheet filed in relation to the death of six vilagers and disappearance of seven others who had gone missing after armed clashes in Nandigram in November 2007.