After his release from the jail last year, Mahato, a former convener of the Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committee (People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) joined the TMC and became the core committee member of the ruling party.
He came into the news following the Salboni blast of Maoists in November 2008 on the Rajdhani Express and accused of murdering a CPI(M) leader in 2009.
A court of law has convicted Mahato under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) along with other three PCPA members Sukhshanti Baske, Sambhu Soren and Sagun Murmu and sentenced life imprisonment on 12 May 2015.
Official sources said the arrested leader was being brought to Kolkata and to produce him in the Bankshall Court later today for further remand.
They said the NIA had summoned Mahato on March 16, 18 and 22 and March 26 and on all occasions he skipped the calls. (UNI)