Hardcore Maoists arrested in Orissa
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Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010, 19:05
Sambalpur (Orissa): Two hardcore Maoists, allegedly involved in extortion and killing of police personnel, were arrested in Orissa's Sambalpur district, police said on Friday.

Police arrested Bhabagrahi Sandha (40) from Rairakhol area of Sambalpur district and Anita Dehury (24) alias Nalini Biswal from Bisra in nearby Sundargarh yesterday, they said.

Sambalpur district Superintendent of Police Asit Panigrahi said Rs 3,39,500 in cash, CPI (Maoist) literature and leaflets were seized from Bhabagrahi who played a key role in collection of levy from businessmen and contractors.

After extending support to left wing extremists in 2008, Bhabagrahi soon became an important player in raising of funds by the red rebels, he said.

Anita had joined CPI (Maoists) in 2005 and taught Maoist philosophy and doctrine in camps, he said. She had been trained in handling of sophisticated weapons.

Married to a hardcore Maoist Ajay in 2006, she was involved in the attack on a police party camping at Badrama in which an armed policeman was killed and arms and ammunition looted, police charged.

Anita was also allegedly involved in the killing of a man at village Telikusum of nearby Deogarh district in June, 2007.


First Published: Friday, February 12, 2010, 19:05

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