Three held for Maoist links in Odisha

Malkangiri: Three persons, including a village sarpanch, were arrested for their alleged links with Maoists in Malkangiri district, police said on Friday.

Following a specific intelligence input, Badadural Gram Panchayat Sarpanch Vikram Krishani alias Bhikari, Laxman Sisa and Sonu Pangi were arrested from Mathili yesterday, Superintendent of Police Akhileswar Singh said.

Two landmines and one pistol were seized from the trio who were allegedly involved in murder, encounter with security personnel and other violence activities in the area.