A West Bengal Police escort team on Monday took the suspected Maoist Shyam Charan Tudu to Dhanbad by the Alleppey – Dhanbad Express amid tight security.
Shyam Charan Tudu, who was working in a foundry near Thanneerpandal in Peelamedu was arrested by the West Bengal police on Saturday night with the help of their Coimbatore counterparts.
According to the West Bengal police, Tudu’s involvement was suspected in eight murder cases, including that of two CPM leaders and a teacher. Besides, he had a hand in the brutal attack on Eastern Frontier Rifles base camp at Silda in West Bengal in February 2010. The attack on the police camp claimed 24 lives. Tudu was well trained in handling arms and explosives, police added.
Preliminary interrogations revealed that Tudu travelled to Coimbatore using a train ticket in the name of his brother Mangaldas, who looked alike. Police said he was second in command of an armed Maoists’ group, led by Jayanto, that waged an armed rebellion against the State.
Tudu had once gone on leave to Jharkhand after working for three months. He went to a relative’s house and from there he sent Rs 10,000 by money order to his family.
Interception of the communication to the family raised a suspicion in the minds of the police and the teams reached Jharkhand only to realise that he was in Coimbatore.
The police escort with Tudu are expected to reach Dhanbad on April 11. The Coimbatore police are trying to ascertain if he had any associates. No complaints or cases were pending against him in this region, police said.