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Wanted Maoist nabbed in Odisha


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Muniguda (Rayagada), May 25:

In a joint combing operation, security personnel arrested a wanted Maoist inside Fukura forest under Chandrapur block in Odisha’s Rayagada district on Saturday night.


The arrested Maoist has been identified as Samanta Gudulika (25) of Budubali village.

Briefing newsmen this morning, Muniguda SDPO Anant Charan Mallick said security personnel of the District Voluntary Force (DVF), Special Operations Group (SOG) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), during a joint combing operation arrested Gudulika from Fukura forest on the Rayagada-Kandhamal border.

“He was involved in the murder of Hanumantapur sarpanch Deba Gageranga in 2012, Maoist violence in Gajapati district and torching of a country-liquor manufacturing unit at Dangasorada panchayat of Chandrapur block”, Mallick said.

The SDPO said the arrested Maoist, who is being interrogated by the police, would be forwarded to the court on Monday.