Odisha: Six Maoists arrested
Nabarangpur/Berhampur: Security personnel arrested six ultras belonging to different Maoist outfits in Odisha's Nabarangpur and Ganjam districts, police said on Saturday.
While the police in Nabarangpur district arrested Prafulla Kumar Chetti (32) of Hatbharandi, K Suresh Patnaik (26) and Manoj Dakua (26), both belong to Raighar area last night, Ganjam police nabbed Sanjiv Nayak, Debendra Nayak and his younger brother Madan of Balinala village under Badagada police station limits.
The police also seized explosive materials from the three arrested Maoists in Nabarangpur.
"Police have seized 6.3 kg of explosive, cash of Rs 63,000, five mobile phones, Maoist literatures and banners from the arrested trio," said Nabarangpur SP, Brajesh Ray adding that the three Maoists were caught by police while they were at the bus stand in morning here yesterday.
DSP Udhav Naik said the police had prior information about the three Maoists. They were part of the Maoist outfit active in bordering areas of Nabarangpur District situated adjacent to Chhattisgarh.
The three were forwarded to the judicial custody this evening.
"We have arrested the three militia members while they were putting the posters in market area of Badagada in Ganjam district on Friday night," said sub-divisional police officer, Aska A Ch Pahi.
The seized posters belonged to Odisha Maoists Party led by Sabyasachi Panda, where they opposed the disinvestment of Nalco, mining in the Deomali hill and FDI in the retail sector, Padhi said.