Thursday, December 6, 2007

Two Maoists arrested in Malkangiri

KalingaTimes Correspondent

Malkangiri (Orissa), Dec 5: Two suspected Maoists have been arrested in this tribal-dominated district of Orissa and a gun has been seized from their possession, police said on Wednesday.

The extremists were taken into custody while putting up banners and posters from Sikhapali area under Malkangiri police station on Tuesday. They were arrested after thorough questioning.

Arrested Maoists

The suspected Maoists Basant Kumar Gawasi and Samay Madhi belonged to Koyagiri village, police said.

District Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar Gajbhiye said a fun a large number of posters and banners pertaining to the Maoists' campaign about the ongoing People's Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) week.

As the Maoists are observing the PLGA week beginning from December 2, police have intensified their patrolling and combing operation in the district as well as neighbouring Koraput and Rayagada districts.

The police had sealed the State's borders with Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh as they were apprehending Maoist violence during the PLGA week.

Meanwhile, roads continued to wear a deserted look for the fourth day on Wednesday in Kalimela, Motu, MV-79 and Padia areas of the district.

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