Five Maoists arrested in Orissa

Five Maoists were arrested and a large number of explosives and weapons recovered from them in Orissa`s Rayagada district on Wednesday, police said.

Updated: Dec 15, 2010, 21:37 PM IST

Rayagada (Orissa): Five Maoists were
arrested and a large number of explosives and weapons
recovered from them in Orissa`s Rayagada district on Wednesday,
police said.
The rebels were held during a combing operation in
Kalyansinghpur police station area of the Maoist-hit district,
DIG (South-West Range), Saumendra Priyadarshi told reporters
here.
The explosives and weapons included two landmines,
crude grenades, a pistol and a large number of live
cartridges. Four radio communication sets, booklets and
posters were also seized from the ultras, two of whom were
aged below 18 years, he said.

The five, who belonged to `Bansadhara` group of the
Maoist outfit, were engaged in luring youths in rural and
tribal areas to join the outfit, the DIG said.

PTI