Monday, January 21, 2008

Three Maoists arrested in Malkangiri

KalingaTimes Correspondent

Malkangiri (Orissa), Jan 21: The district police on Monday claimed to have arrested three Maoists who were allegedly planning to create untoward incidents ahead of the Republic Day celebrations.

The three were arrested from their hideout inside Kotaguda forests under Motu police station area around 3 am.

According to Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar Gajbhiye, two kg of explosives, a country-made gun, two electronic detonators, 49 gelatin sticks and two bundles of wires used in the laying of landmines were seized from the possession of the extremists.

The extremists were identified as Salbam Mukta alias MLA alias Vijay, Kotam Malla and Motum Rama, police said.

Salbam Mukta, who hailed from neighbouring Chhattisgarh, was wanted in several cases of murder. The two others were from Motu area of the district.

The three were produced before a Malkangiri court. While Salbam Mukta was taken on police remand for questioning by Chhattisgarh police, the two others were remanded to judicial custody.

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