Baripada: A hardcore Maoist was arrested from Bhatachhatar forest in Odisha`s Mayurbhanj district.
"The maoist identified as Gobardhan Sing alias Muna (28) was arrested on charges of extortion in Bhatachhatar forest area under Moroda police limit last evening," Mayurbhanj SP Nikhil kumar Kanodia told reporters here.
Kanodia said Gobardhan who hailed from Bramhanamora village joined the outfit as cadre and undertook arms training for one month at Ghatkalimaskisha in Jharkhand state along with six Bengali maoists.
Gobardhan was also involved in an act of extortion at Bhendidihi in Gopiballavpur police station in West Bengal during 2012.
Following a raid by Morada OIC Rashmi Ranjan Das he was caught while two other escaped under Bhatchhatar forest cover, the SP said.