Malkanagiri (Orissa): A hardcore Maoist,
allegedly involved in many crimes including looting of EVMs in
the last General Elections, was arrested in Orissa`s
Superintendent of Police Satyabrata Bhoi said Balabhadra
Madhi (30) was picked up during a combing operation by CRPF
and Special Operations Group (SOG) in Salimarikuanda forest in
Kalimela area while moving in a suspicious manner on Sunday.
During interrogation it was found out that Madhi is an
area commander of the Maoists.
He was involved in EVM looting, vehicle burning and booth
capturing and other Maoist activities during the Lok Sabha and
state Assembly Elections held in April this year, Bhoi said.
Meanwhile, Balimela-Chitrakonda road which connects
Andhra Pradesh with Orissa had been blocked by the Maoists
putting boulders and felling trees near Chidrakonda Ghat in
protest against the planned anti-Maoist operation of the
As a result, Chitrakonda remained cut off from the
district headquarter town since yesterday, police said.
The Maoists also demanded withdrawal of CRPF from the
district and asked the people to make their proposed Orissa
bandh successful on November 4 and 5.