Monday, April 27, 2009

Maoist involved in Nalco attack held

KORAPUT, April 26: Chitru Sirika, a Naxalite from Talametingi village under Laxmipur block of Koraput district was arrested from Sunabeda yesterday.
The superintendent of police, Koraput, Mr Deepak Kumar confirmed the arrest.
Mr Kumar said that Sirika was moving around with the cadres of Left wing extremists over the last three months. He was acting as a local guide, courier and used to arrange logistics for the Maoists, informed the SP.
"He was also involved in the recent attack on Nalco mines by the Naxals and had been to the hilltop carrying a single barrel gun and had organised people for lifting the explosive bags," said Mr Kumar.
It might be recalled that following the attack on Nalco mines by Naxals on 12 April, four Naxalites were shot dead by the CISF and one man was killed in an encounter. While four people were detained by the police in suspicion, this was the first arrest being made by the police after the incident. n sns

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