PLFI Odisha head arrested

Rourkela: The head of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) in Odisha and his associate were arrested on Saturday from Rajgangpur district.

Bijayakanth alias Chhotu and his associate Rajesh Tirkey were arrested after a brief encounter from Lodhabasa forest, Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Y K Jethwa said.

Two country-made pistols, eight rounds of ammunition, five mobile phones, four SIM cards, a PLFI leaflet and a camera were seized, he said.

Bijayakant was allegedly involved in the killing of Hardeep Singh, a contractor and local BJD leader in Rajgangur area.

Last month 11 PLFI members were arrested.