Monday, July 06, 2009

Maoists involved in Similipal attack held

PTI Sunday, July 5, 2009 19:07 IST Email

Baripada (Orissa): Two Maoists, allegedly involved in the attack on similipal sanctuary about three months ago, were arrested in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district, police said today. The ultras were nabbed at Lambugada under Jashipur police station by the elite anti-naxal special operation group (sog) of Orissa police yesterday, Superintendent of Police,Mayurbjanj, Dayal Gangwar said.

The duo identified as Mata Tiria (55) and Abhiram Adeya (45) confessed that they were involved in the March 28 violence in the forest range office at Chahala inside the sprawling sanctuary and nine subsequent incidents forcing the government to issue a ban on entry of tourists inside.The Maoists along with local people had vandalised the forest range office at Chahala, forest beat houses at Khejuri and Cherabila besides looting the belongings of the tourists.

They confessed before the police that cadres operating in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Jajpur districts were behind the violence by motivating the tribals inhabiting the sanctuary to take to violence, Gangwar said. Both the red rebels were produced before the court of sub-divisional majistrate at Karanjia which forwarded them jail custody.

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