Malkangiri/Koraput, Dec 4:
A wanted Maoist was arrested last evening from a forest during a search by security personnel in Malkangiri district, police said today.
The 30-year-old Maoist, identified as Era Padiami alias Mukesh, was arrested during a joint operation by BSF and police in Kanaguda forest under Kalimela police station limits last evening, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Pramod Kumar Bagh said.
Era, son of wanted ‘deputy commandant’ of Kalimela Maoist Dalam Wada Padiami, had been working in Badiata and Mariata areas for the last eight years.
He was involved in an attack on CRPF personnel in 2006, encounters with security forces, loot and landmine explosions in some places, the DSP said.
In another case, Laxmipur police on Wednesday arrested three persons from Ghodatiriki village near Ranjitguda under Narayanpatna block in Koraput district and seized three guns and some explosives from their possession.