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,