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Hardcore Maoist nabbed in Odisha


Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 :

A Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs.100,000 on his head, was arrested in Odisha, police said Wednesday.

Singa Kattami alias Mahesh, 25, was arrested from the Sudhakonda area of Malkangiri district following a joint operation by the Border Security Force (BSF) and police late Tuesday, Inspector General of Police (southwestern range) Yashwant Jethwa told IANS.

He was a cadre of the local operation squad of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist and worked under Udaya, the divisional secretary of the Malkangiri division of the rebels, Jethwa said.

The Odisha government had declared a Rs.100,000 reward on his head, he added.

Malkangiri district is considered to be one of the strongholds of the Maoists.

Kattami’s arrest came after the rebels dragged a tribal Munna Madhi, 21, from his home and killed him by slitting his throat with a sharp weapon in the district’s Irbanpali village.

The murder took place late Monday in Padia area of the district, over 700 km from here.