Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Maoist arrested

Express News Service

First Published : 11 Nov 2009 09:26:18 AM ISTLast Updated : 11 Nov 2009 09:32:15 AM IST

KEONJHAR: A Hardcore Maoist was arrested from Mirigimundi near Khaliamenta under Ghasipura police limits by Keonjhar police recently. The Maoist, Purna Murmu, was wanted by police for his involvement in several cases in different police stations, said Keonjhar SP Ashit Kumar Panigrahi.

Twenty cases have been lodged against Purna in Ghasipura, Harichandanpur and Daitari police stations. While Ghasipura police station has 15 cases registered against him, three cases have been filed with Harichandanpur police and two were registered at Daitari police station, the SP said. Purna was the main accused in Salku Hembram murder case in Salku Dihi village under Ghasipura police limits. He had also burnt three trucks of a contractor Laxmidhar Mishra.

He is the coordinator of the union of CPI Maoist and CPI Janashakti, particularly in Keonjhar district. Purna was closely associated with Anna Reddy and Andhra-based Naxal leader Sushil alias Basanta. A modern country-made revolver and five live bullets were seized from him.

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