Abductor of Malkangiri collector held

MALKANGIRI: A woman Maoist, allegedly involved in the abduction of former Malkangiri district collector R Vineel Krishna in February last year, was arrested on Sunday, the police said. Divya alias Wallasi (26) was nabbed during a joint operation by BSF and district police near Janbai here. She was working as an ‘area commander’ of the Maoist group for the past 11 years under Galikonda Naxal division, the police said. Divya was also allegedly involved in the killing of 36 police personnel on a motorised vessel in the Balimela reservoir, the police said.

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