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Four Maoists arrested in Orissa police raid

A six kg landmine, 37 gelatine sticks, about 100 metres of fuse wire and a gun were seized from them.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2006 15:59 IST

A joint team of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh police conducted a raid on a Maoist hideout nearMalkangiri and arrested four ultras.

The joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Orissa and Andhra Grey Hounds personnel conducted the surprise raid when the Maoists were holding a meeting near Dulagandi village on Saturday, officer-in-charge of Kalimela police station S Murmu said.

Fourultras including some area commanders of CPI (Maoist), including a woman, were arrested on the spot. There was no exchange of fire.

The arrested personshave been identified as Suresh, Sanyasi Rao, Banaya and Vijaya. However, some other ultras present there managed to escape,said Murmu.

A six kg landmine, 37 gelatine sticks, about 100 metres of fuse wire and a country made gun were seized from their possession.

The arrested ultras would be produced before a court in Malkangiri on Saturday, he said.

Meanwhile, security had been tightened in Malkangiri district ahead of the proposed visit ofCM Naveen Patnaik on Saturday.

Patnaik is scheduled to lay the foundation of a bridge over Gurupriya river near Janbai. He will also be laying the foundations ofdistrict collector's office building and an airstrip in Malkangiri. Moreover, he willinaugurate a community centre.

First Published: Nov 11, 2006 15:59 IST