Friday, June 06, 2008

Maoist sympathiser arrested in Orissa district

KalingaTimes Correspondent
Malkangiri (Orissa), June 6: A Maoist sympathiser was arrested from MV-79 area of the district on Thursday evening for his alleged involvement in the recent murder of a local lawyer and local Biju Janata Dal leader.

Raghunath Majhi(37), a native of Kalahandi district who had been living in the district for nearly two decades, had strong links with the Left wing extremists, according to Superintendent of Police Satish Kumar Gajbhiye.

Majhi was arrested from his house in MV-79 locality. He has since been remanded to judicial custody, police said on Friday.

The victim politician, Prabir Mohanty, was killed in MV-79 area on the night of May 26.

Two armed Maoists had come to his house and taken him inside the nearby forest. Mohanty's dead body was found the next day.

Meanwhile, Braja Majhi, a CPI leader and brother of Rahgunath Majhi, said that his brother was innocent and had no links with the Maoists.

Raghunath Majhi had been falsely implicated in the case pertaining to the murder of Mohanty, he claimed

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