A Central Committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Red Star (CPI-ML [Red Star]) along with a leader of the Mazdoor Kisan Parishad (MKP) has been arrested in connection with the agitation in Bhangar.The CPI-ML [Red Star] has been at the forefront of the agitation in South 24 Paraganas district against the setting up of a power grid in the area. A Central Committee member of the party, Sankar Das, and a leader of the MKP, Kushal Debnath, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon. 10 days police custodySpeaking to The Hindu their counsel Rangta Munshi said the two were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from Baruipur in South 24 Paraganas on Tuesday and have been charged under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his or her duty), 147 (rioting) and 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons). They were remanded in 10 days police custody by a district court.Calls to Nishat Parvez, DIG, CID (Operations) went unanswered. Addressing the media at Bhubaneswar in Odisha on Tuesday, party national general secretary K. N. Ramachandran accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government of “resorting to terror tactics” and said they will not get intimidated. “We want to tell the Mamata government that we will not be cowed down by such terror tactics,” said Mr. Ramachandran. In January, two more leaders of the party — Central Committee member Sarmistha Chowdhury and State secretary Pradeep Singh Thakur — were arrested by the CID. Mr. Ramachandran was also picked up by the State police in January after he arrived at the Kolkata railway station. After resurfacing in Delhi within a couple of days, he said that the police put him on a Delhi-bound train.