Maoist carrying Rs 10 lakh reward arrested

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, police on Monday arrested a most wanted Maoist leader along with four other Maoist sympathizers from Semiliguda during a joint operation conducted by greyhound, special intelligence and Orissa police.

The 40-year-old ultra identified as Katru alias Ghasi alias Sanu is a key member of CPI (Maoists) Andhra-Orissa Zonal Committee.

During arrest, a 9mm pistol was recovered from his possession.

Katru, a resident of Meliaput in Visakhapatnam district, carries a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head in Andhra Pradesh. Notably, he is wanted in more than 30 cases in Orissa.