Saturday, June 27, 2009

Maoist leader Suvendu Mallick held

E xpress News Service First Published : 27 Jun 2009 11:01:01 AM ISTLast Updated :

PARADIP: A Maoist leader Suvendu Mallick alias Suresh was arrested by police from Ambadarda village under Jagatsinghpur police limits yesterday. Suresh was involved in attacking police in Badarama in Sambalpur district in October 2005, killing four policemen.

To avoid the combing operations by the police in Koraput, Sambalpur, Malkangiri and other areas some Naxal leaders shifted their base to the seaside villages of Kendrapara and Jagatasinghpur districts in the recent past. Suresh too had taken shelter in his native village Ambadada after police started combing operation in Sambalpur to arrest Maoists and fell into the police trap.

District SP S. Devdatta Singh said Suresh confessed about his link to the Badarama incident and was produced in court today. The SP informed newsmen today that Sambalpur police have been informed about the arrest and a team would be reaching here soon to interrogate Suresh.

Police had collected vital about Maoist activists in the district after the surrender of a hardcore Maoist, Prasanta Parida from Erasama last year.

Sometime later, Raghunathpur police arrested seven Maoists including Jagu, Pabitra alias Prasanna Pal of Panchupalli village under Erasama police limits and Rajan Rout of Kusupur village under Balikuda police limits. Police had foiled their network in Jagatsinghpur district and got vital clues from these Maoists regarding other cadres of the district.

Suresh had been staying in different areas of the district by changing his names to hide from police and operating Maoists activities in the district.

Suresh was also involved in Sarvodaya Sanghathan and had undertaken training on Gadhian principles and ideology in Burdha of Gujarat state.

Later, he joined Naxals as an instructor and trained number of youths in different parts of the state.

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