Kolkata,Feb2(Agencies):Three Maoists were arrested from a forest in West Bengal's Bankura District on Wednesday when they were holding a secret meeting, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, police raided the Namagacharia forest and nabbed the three Maoist action squad members.

' They were holding a secret meeting. We have seized lot of explosives from the three,' Bankura police superintendent Pranav Kumar said over phone.

'They will be produced at the Khatra sub-divisional courton Wedensday,' Kumar added.

The three have been identified as Siddhartha Pal, Gooden Soren and Srinath Murmu.

'While Pal was a member of the Ranibandh squad,the other two were members of the Binpur squad of the ultras,' Kumar said.

Maoists are active in West Bengal's three western Districts i.e West Midnapore,Purulia and Bankura.