Police Arrest Militia In Kalahandi; Explosives Seized

Kalahandi/Kandhamal: Kalahandi Sadar Police arrested a Maoist militia member, Manga Majhi during a search operation in Nehela reserve forests in the district Tuesday night. They have also seized a gun, five detonators, 20 galantines and other explosive items from his possession.

On being tipped off, the police launched a special operation and caught Majhi around Tuesday midnight when he was proceeding to deliver the explosives to the red rebels.

“Following an interrogation, it was found that he was engaged in movement of arms and ammunition and explosive materials to be delivered to the ultras in their hideouts,” said IB Gangadhar, Kalahandi SP.
Majhi used to pass information to the Maoists about movement of security forces and also supplied them grocery and other articles, the SP added.

On the other hand, panic has gripped local residents in Simanbadi area under Daringbadi police limits in Kandhamal district after several posters allegedly pasted by the members of the Baghuni division committee of the banned outfit were found today.
Through the posters, the red rebels have asked the locals to observe Martyrs’ Week and also to join and work with them.