Sabyasachi Panda aide surrenders

Bhubaneswar: In a strong blow to top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda, one Prasant Majhi  alias Sushant who was working for Panda as his bodyguard surrendered today before the Gajapati Superintendent of Police. According to the police , Sushant who has been working for Sabyasachi since 2005, was providing logistic support to the Maoist organisation.

Later taking advantage of the organisation`s inside splits, he joined the Ghumsur division of the Odisha CPI(Maoist) and became the bodyguard of Panda in 2007, the police said. He is allegedly involved in seven cases including setting up Paniganda forest beat house in fire and ablazing trucks in Gazalbadi. 

Police said, Sushant attributed his surrender to the atrocities faced by Odisha cadre and Maoists` diversion from their fundamentalism.