Maoist carrying Rs 1 lakh reward arrested by police

Malkangri: During a joint operation by the Police and BSF personnel, a Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was arrested in Malkangiri on Sunday. The arrested red rebel has been identified as Chandra Sisa alias Chandan.

According to sources, Chandan was nabbed following the joint operation in the Swabhiman Anchal of the district.

Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP), Jagmohan Meena, has informed that Chandan, who is a member of Andhra-Odisha Zonal Board Committee, has been forwarded to the court.

Earlier on April 27, Koraput Police had arrested a hardcore Maoist Jayram Khila from Talakandapali village under Padua Police limits in the district. Khila was the member of Nandapur area committee of the outlawed group, against whom several criminal cases including the murder of TDP MLA from Araku in Andhra Pradesh are pending.