Bhubaneswar: The State Crime Branch (CB) today arrested a wanted Maoist allegedly involved in the Sunki Ghat landmine blast in which at least eight police personnel were killed in February this year.
“The Crime Branch has arrested Madabi Bandi, hardcore Naxal involved in Sunki landmine blast of February, 2017”, Special Crime Branch DG BK Sharma tweeted.
Sharma said the blast was targeted at police vehicles but refused to divulge the place from where the rebel was arrested.
The rebel was operating in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada region and a reward of Rs 4 lakh was announced for his arrest, he said.
The officer said the Maoist was produced in sub- divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Court in Korapur and sent to jail.
The explosion had taken place near Mungarbhumi on Sunki ghat in the Maoist-affected Koraput district. Altogether 13 personnel, mostly police drivers, were on their way to Cuttack in a truck for training when the landmine went off.