Four Maoists arrested in Orissa

Baripada (Orissa), November 30: Four Maoists from West Bengal, allegedly involved in a recent attack on JMM leader Sudama Marandi, were arrested today from Orissa’s Mayurbhanj district.

“The ultras were picked up during a combing operation in Bisusola forest in Suliapada police station area near West Bengal border,” Superintendent of Police, Mayurbhanj, Dayal Gangwar told PTI.

The arrested have been identified as Jagat Soren (20), Rohia Soren (20), Bhujaram soren (20) and Tharahari Soren (25), all residents of Patharneta village in Gopiballabhpur police station area of West Bengal, he said.

“Preliminary investigation and interrogation showed they were involved in several incidents of violence including the attack on JMM leader Sudama Marandi on October 13 near here,” he said.

Though Marandi escaped unhurt, an assistant sub-inspector of police and two jawans of special operation group (SOG) were killed in the attack, the police said.