Rourkela: A hardcore Maoist cadre was nabbed by Jharkhand police near Subeya forest range on the neighbouring state. The rebel has been identified as Ashok Bahanda alias Bekeya Bahanda.
The Maoist, who was active on the Odisha-Jharkhand border, along with his associates was planning an attack on the security personnel. However, while planting a bomb security force nabbed him.
The rebels were hatching a plan to hide the picket in Subeya forest. Besides, Ashok, Maoist leader Bishnu Cherua was also involved in the plan, sources said.