Koraput: In a breakthrough, the Odisha Police today arrested a hardcore Maoist in Koraput District.
The arrested Maoist, identified as Apana Seda, from Padua village in Koraput district, was allegedly involved in the murder of sarpanch of Hatibari panchayat Jagannath Khora in August 2017, sources said.
Acting on a tip-off, the district police launched a search operation and apprehended Seda this afternoon, sources added.
Notably, a group of armed Maoists of the Srikakulam-Koraput Divisional Committee had forcefully entered into the house of Khara on Aug 7, 2017 when he was asleep and dragged him out of home. They later killed him by slitting his throat.
The extremists also set fire to a jeep, a tractor, a motorcycle and damaged a car in the village.