"Two hardcore Maoists, active in several areas including West Bengal, were arrested in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district," police said.
"The rebels were nabbed during an operation by police at Jamsola village, about 40 km from here Wednesday night," Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sudhakar Jena told reporters.
"A pistol and several live catridges were seized from the duo, identified as Sunaram Murmu (26) of Pondusar village of West Midnapore district and Hapna Tudu (34) of Pallo village under Suliapada police station in Orissa," he said.
"The ultras claimed they were working in Lalgarh division and Nayagram division of the banned Maoist outfit under area commander Kishen Ji," he said.
"The arrested Maoists were active in Gopiballavpur and Nayagram police station areas of West Bengal and Suliapada and Chandua areas of Mayurbhanj distirct in Orissa," the police said.