Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Top Naxalite leader held in Malkangiri

Wednesday August 22 2007 10:49 IST

MALKANGIRI: In a major breakthrough, the Special Operation Group (SOG) on Tuesday arrested Naxal Motu Dalam 'deputy commander' Nabeen from Tandabai village under MV-79 police limits.

Malkangiri SP S K Gajbhiye said acting on a tip-off, the SOG jawans raided the house of the Naxal leader and apprehended him. He was involved in a series of incidents in Malkangiri and Koraput during the last one decade.

The SP said Nabeen was involved in the looting of the Koraput armoury, blasting of former minister Arabinda Dhali's residence in Malkangiri, murder of Motu police station inspector and attack on MV-79 police station.

On August 16, the SOG also arrested two Maoists from Parajaguda village under Balimela police station of Malkangiri district while five others escaped during a combing operation on Monday. They were later identified as Mati Deva and Padia Makami.

The police had seized some incriminating documents and rubber stamps from them. During the interrogation, the Maoists had admitted their involvement in the murder of one Mukund Madhi sometime back

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