Three women Maoists arrested from Ganjam

Berhampur: Three women Maoists, including two from Chhatisgarh, were arrested during a special operation by police from southern district of Ganjam.

Ganjam superintendent of police Rajesh Pandit said the three were arrested yesterday evening near Soroda. Out of the three, two were women cadres from Chhatisgarh and one from Daringbadi in Odisha.

They were arrested when the rebels were coming for a medical check up of one of the married female cadres.

One of them Malati Majhi was the personal secretary of top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda and was allegedly involved in the Nayagarh attack in which 13 policemen were killed.

She was also allegedly involved in mobile tower destruction at Ashurabandh and Merikote, murder of a contractor at Bhramarabadi and Kerubadi in Ganjam district, the police said.

The third Maoist, who hails from Chhatisgarh, was alleged in the recent landmine blast at Srirampur in Kandhamal district which claimed the lives of three police personnel, the police said.