Puri: A hardcore Maoist couple, allegedly
involved the 2008 attack on the police armoury in Nayagarh,
surrendered before the police here on Sunday.
The Maoists, Anirudh Behera and his wife Rajalaxmi
Biswal, surrendered before Puri Superintendent of police
Sanjay Kumar, saying they decided to leave the outfit because
of harassment by higher ups in the rebel hierarchy.
Both admitted that they were involved in several
offences including the attack on police establishments and
loot of the armoury in Nayagarh in 2008 and worked in close
association with top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, police
They said that they had been active in the Orissa
state organising committee of the CPI (Maoist) and Ghumusar
division of the outfit for over five years, they said.