Report by Kishore Dash; Rayagada: While intensifying the anti-Maoist operation, the cops in a major breakthrough have nabbed today one Narendra Bidika alias Sambhutika and Prashant, the than Personal security Officer (PSO) to the former top Maoist leader Azad.
Acting on a tip off regarding a meeting to be held today at 9.30 am in Belundi village to chalk out the strategy for the four day Maoist sponsored bandh beginning from May 16 and recruitment of new cadres, Muniguda police and CRPF 8th Battalion Jawans jointly and nabbed the 32 year old hardcore Maoist leader having a lengthy crime record, said Superintendent of Police Anoop Krishna to this Odisha Diary Associate Editor.
An active member of Bansadhara Committee of outlawed CPI (Maoist), Prashant was working as an associate of Maoist Commandant Nikhil and instrumental in spreading panic by assaulting and threatening contractors and elected peoples representatives in the region. He too was good extorter, Krishna told.
Two country made SBML guns, one cell phone and banners opposing the operation green hunt CRPF have also been recovered. Narendra was involved in a series of crimes like, Dangasorada outpost blasting case in 2008, killing of one SPO in Kotagarh in Kalahandi district in 2011, murder of one Sunder Kaushalya Bidika in 2010 and Chandrapur police station attack in 2010, S.P Krishna informed.