Bhubaneswar: Orissa government has issued a notice to Subhasree Panda, arrested under Unlawful Activities Act 1967, asking her to explain as to why her property should not be confiscated, official sources said.
She was asked to make a representation by May 6, failing which the matter would be decided ex-parte, the notice issued by the home secretary said.
Subhashree, who was arrested from the city in January this year, was lodged in a city jail.
The notice was issued under section 25 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the sources said.
Subhashree, in a letter to the home secretary has sought a month`s time, her lawyer Biswapriya Kanungo said.
Subhashree alias Mili, wife of top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, was allegedly working for the outlawed CPI (Maoist) for quite some time before her arrest.
The police had seized four computers, mobile sets, cash worth Rs 4 lakh and some gold jewellery from Subhashree`s possession at the time of her arrest.