Nuapada: A cadre Maoist, Manoj Madkami, area committee member of the Bargarh-Balangir Mahasamund Division, was arrested by security personnel today.
Security personnel also arrested another person identified as Gupaleswar Majhi, a Maoist sympathizer during combing operation in the forest area of Nuapada district.
Acting on a tip-off, the security personnel had launched a combing operation in Patapani forest in the morning, Nuapada SP Smith P Parmar informed media.
“During the operation, the security personnel found two persons moving inside the forest suspiciously and detained them. During interrogation, one of the detainees identified himself as Manoj Madkami, area committee member of the Bargarh-Balangir Mahasamund Division,” the SP said.
Another person arrested by the security personnel was identified as Gupaleswar Majhi, a Maoist sympathizer, he added.
The SP further said Madkami was carrying a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head.
Police would seek permission of the court to take the duo on remand for further interrogation, the SP informed.