Acting on a tip off, the local police here on Saturday arrested a Maoist leader said to be involved in multiple murder cases and also a land mine blast case in Koraput district Odisha.
Giving details of the arrest, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Devadatta Singh said that the arrest of the Maoist named Kastu Tadingi would strengthen the programme launched against the rebels.
"Kastu Tadingi has been arrested from Narayanpatna area of Koraput district, which is a known extremist-affected area. There are at least in 12 cases he has been found involved and out of that 4 cases are of murder including one land mine blast. We hope that with this arrest the ongoing process that is 'operation combined civic action' will definitely be strengthened," said Singh.
Police in Maoist-affected parts of the state have launched a 'civic action programme', which aimed at combating left wing extremism and to bridge the gap between villagers and security personnel. (ANI)