Phulbani (Odisha): A Maoist, allegedly
involved in several offences including bomb blasts, was arrested by the security forces in Odisha`s Kandhamal district on Wednesday, police said.
Mathews Bedbaka was picked from his hideout in Meragudi village at Kotagarh area during a joint combing by CRPF, district voluntary force and local police, Baliguda sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Arjun Barik said.
Mathew, who hails from Rayagada district, had been active in Maoist activities and was suspected to be involved in an ambulance blast in Kandhamal in November 2010 in which five people were killed, police said.
His involvement is also suspected in an explosion near Srirampur on January 5, 2012 in which three police personnel died, they said.