Three held for Maoist links

Malkangiri: Three persons, including a village Sarpanch, were arrested for their alleged links with Maoists in Malkangiri district, police said today.

Following a specific intelligence in-put, Badadural Gram Panchayat Sarpanch Vikram Krishani alias Bhikari, Laxman Sisa and Sonu Pangi were arrested from Mathili yesterday, Superintendent of Police Akhileswar Singh said.

Two land mines and one pistol were also seized from the trio who were allegedly involved in murder, encounter with security personnel and other activities in the area.