Three Maoists held in Koraput

Koraput: Three Maoists, including a hardcore rebel, were arrested during an anti-naxal operation by security personnel belonging to BSF and police in Koraput district, police said on Friday.
 
The three arrested from a forest area on the outskirts of Podapadar last night identified as hardcore ultra leader Sarbu Wadeka, who was a bodyguard of Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) president Nachika Linga, Wadeka Siku and Wadeka Jetu, police said.
 
The rebels are from Podapadar village of Narayanpatna block.
 
"Sarbu was in our wanted list for his involvement in a series of Maosit offensives in the area including murder, dacoity and kidnapping," said Superintendent of Police, Koraput, Awinash Kumar.
 
He had joined the Maoist outfit a few years ago and worked for Srikakulam-Koraput joint division committee of Andhra Odisha BorderSpecialZonal Committee, police said.
 
"During interrogation he confessed to his involvement in the killing of BSF jawan Xavier Kindo in a landmine blast and the murder of a local contractor identified as Jami Prasad Rao," the SP said.
 
Police said the other two, Wadeka Siku and Wadeka Jetu, have confessed to their involvement in five and three Maoistincidentsin Narayanpatna area between 2009 and three in 2012 respectively.